Chapter 326 – Twin Spiritual Array!
The gigantic light array slowly rotated in the air. The frightening Spiritual Energy fluctuations radiating out from it had condensed together, causing incomparable erratic Spiritual Energy hurricanes to billow out, and even caused some distortions to appear in the sky.
When the two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays appeared at the same time, their might was considerably astonishing.
With a trace of shock, countless people looked at the spectacle before them. Although they were able to guess that Mu Chen had some hidden tricks up his sleeves, they never expected that he would actually conjure two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays at once…
If these two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays were to released, even Gu Tianyan might not dare to show the slightest bit of disdain, right?
The gazes of the countless students that participated in the hunt were turning scorching, but were not ignited with the flames of hope. Of the three fights, they were able to see that Mu Chen's one was the most important, and was even the most critical one of them.
If Mu Chen was able to fight to a draw, Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong would definitely give their utmost to ensure that the final result would be a draw. That way, the students would still achieve the final victory.
At the other two giant peaks, both parties that were releasing their full might had also noticed this situation. Sensing this, Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong's tensed bodies faintly relaxed by some degree. They were also worried about Mu Chen. However, seeing the spectacle before them, they knew that the latter really did leave some tricks up his sleeves.
As for Lin Zheng and Zhou Qingshan, both of them were slightly startled as they thought, No wonder why Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong were willing to allow a Freshman, whose strength was only at the Heavenly Transformation Stage Initial Phase, to come up and fight. So, this Freshman isn't that simple after all.
Looks like the fight this time was truly interesting.
"Two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays…"
Gu Tianyan had also raised his head and gazed towards the two enormous objects in the sky. The Spiritual Energy pressure sweeping out of them had made his clothes violently flap. His fiery-red hair fluttered about, and his expression finally turned dignified and grave.
"Being able to cause some much activity with your strength at the Heavenly Transformation Stage Initial Phase… You're truly incredible." said Gu Tianyan slowly.
"I just managed to pull a fast one. If this was a life or death battle, I might not have that long of a time to arrange my Spiritual Arrays." replied Mu Chen while shaking his head. With his current strength, arranging a Rank 5 Spiritual Array was still, somewhat, difficult. Furthermore, his success rate was not a hundred percent. If he was unable to make contact with the Heart Eye state, he might not have been able to achieve this step.
As for the Spiritual Array Seed, that was completely relying on foreign objects. That treasure was something that Mu Chen had used to scare people. However, as of now, he had no choice but to use it.
After all, Mu Chen felt that he was not able to defeat Gu Tianyan using a single Rank 5 Spiritual Array.
"The result is more important than the process. The so-called 'fast one'. That also depends on whether you're capable of achieving it in the first place." Gu Tianyan said with a faint smile. A scarlet shadow seemed to be erupting, bit by bit, from within his eyes. In the next instant, his hands started to slowly spread out. Akin to flames, scarlet-red Spiritual Energy furiously erupted from within his body.
At this instant, the temperature of this stretch of the world seemed to rise, while the ground he was standing on turned unusually dry and parched.
"Make your move. Let me see exactly how strong the might of your two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays are!" as scarlet-red Spiritual Energy enveloped Gu Tianyan, akin to flames, his indifferent laughing voice resounded.
Taking a deep breath, Mu Chen gently nodded his head. Without saying any more nonsense, he raised his head and gazed towards the two gigantic Spiritual Arrays in the sky.
Other than the Demonic Lotus Spiritual Array, the Spiritual Array that was arranged by the Spiritual Array Seed was called the "Mysterious Yin Spiritual Array." It was also a Rank 5 Spiritual Array. However, according to Mu Chen's estimates, this "Mysterious Yin Spiritual Array" could only be considered as an Initial ranked one among the Rank 5 arrays. That meant that it could only achieve the prestige similar to a Heavenly Completion Initial Stage.
If the two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays were to simultaneously erupt, they should be able to deal with Gu Tianyan, right?
As Mu Chen's eyes sparkled, he no longer had any more hesitation. His hands instantly came together to form a hand seal, causing the two Spirit Arrays to be activated.
Following Mu Chen's activation, the two gigantic Spiritual Arrays instantly started to revolve as astonishing Spiritual Energies radiated from them.
As the two gigantic black lotuses revolved, their black petals started to fold up. At their centre, a black light, which had been compressed and compressed to the extreme point where they took shape, gushed out. At the place where they collided, a glowing lotus, approximately 3 metres high, took shape and appeared. The size of this glowing lotus was not small. It pulsated akin to the beating of a heart. While it was pulsating, terrifying fluctuations started to radiate from it.
At the other side, the "Mysterious Yin Spiritual Array" had also erupted, causing the chilling air from the world to condense. In the next instant, it formed a black-coloured stream in the middle of the Spiritual Array. The stream splashed as it flowed, causing an extremely chilling air to radiate out. At this moment, even the air was frozen solid by the flowing stream.
Due to the glowing lotus that was pulsing like a beating heart, and the black-coloured water stream, the world become cold and gloomy.
Flames erupted within Gu Tianyan as he slowly clenched his hands.
"Senior Brother Gu, please!"
In the sky, with a dignified expression on his face, Mu Chen extended his thin finger and gave the air a tap. As his fingertip descended, ripples seemed to spread out from the space.
At the place where the fingertip had tapped down, the pulsing glowing lotus shot over. Akin to a giant black python, the black-coloured stream also shot over, with the extremely cold air contained within causing even the air to get frozen.
The two astonishing attacks streaked across the horizon, akin to lightning. Before the countless anxious gazes, they violently rushed towards Gu Tianyan down below.
The hearts of everyone watching skipped a beat.
Regardless of the surroundings of the Spiritual Light Mountain or the northern public square, everyone had opened their eyes wide and clenched their fists.
Under the attentive gazes of countless people, Gu Tianyan's face had turned exceedingly grave. Looking at the two terrifying attacks sweeping towards him, he suddenly brought his hands together. Scarlet-red Spiritual Energy instantly erupted out, akin to an inferno.
"Heavenly Inflammation Divine Art – Flaming Dragon's Protection!"
Following the deep voice that rang out from Gu Tianyan, boundless Spiritual Energy frantically condensed. As an astonishing dragon roar rang out, the Spiritual Energy transformed into a vivid and lifelike flaming dragon. Giving a long roar, it occupied the space below Gu Tianyan, its gigantic body sparkling with an indestructible radiance.
"He had actually used his strongest defense…"
Upon seeing this, the eyes of both Lin Zheng and Zhou Qingshan faintly contracted. They thought, Looks like even Gu Tianyan is feeling some pressure. He immediately utilized his strongest defense upon making a move.
As the flaming dragon took sat down, two streaks of light were already howling over. Without the slightest bit of hesitation, they violently impacted against it without a single shred of mercy.
At the instant of impact, a muffled sound that made everyone's hearts tremble rang out. In the next instant, everyone saw a gigantic Spiritual shock wave, a thousand metres high, sweeping out as cracks rapidly extended from the point of impact.
Looking at the shock wave sweeping out, Mu Chen immediately exhibited the Soaring Dragon Technique that he had prepared beforehand. As the dragon's shadow appeared, with a flash, he appeared thousands of metres away, evading the incoming blast.
After evading the shock wave, Mu Chen looked towards the giant peak with incomparable graveness showing in his eyes. He did not know exactly what result the attack that he had sent out would have.
He hoped that it would have some effect; after all, he was unable to arrange such an attack again. He was also not able to find the second Spiritual Array Seed for his use.
It was not only him who had such a thought. Countless gazes tightly locked onto the dust-filled area as everyone tightly clenched their fists. It was already not easy for Mu Chen to reach such a step. If this fight was able to end here, that would be a monumentally good thing for them.
On the other two giant peaks, both Shen Cangsheng, and Li Xuantong remained quiet without making any move. Clearly, they were all waiting for the result of Mu Chen's fight.
If Mu Chen was able to achieve a draw, as everyone hoped, it would be infinitely easier for them. If he had carelessly gave up a lost, either one of them might need to be prepared to pay a very high price.
Obviously, that was not the scenario they wanted to see.
Under the convergence of countless gazes, the dust on the giant peak finally started to slowly clear away. Following the dissipation of the dust, a figure gradually become clearer and clearer.
Gu Tianyan was still standing on the giant peak.
The hearts of countless people had seemingly turned cold at this moment as they stared astringently at the male standing on the giant peak, whose scarlet-red hair was akin to flames dancing in the wind.
Gu Tianyan was actually successful in receiving the attacks from two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays!
He was, unexpectedly, strong to such a level?
Sigh, it's a pity.
A sigh resonated within the hearts of everyone.
While everywhere was deathly silent, Gu Tianyan faintly trembled as the sleeves around his hands instantly turned into dust. In the next instant, everyone saw fresh blood dripping from his left arm. As for the right arm, it faintly hanged down as though it had lost all of its strength.
An arm of Gu Tianyan seemed to have been temporarily crippled from the earlier collision.
Under everyone's gazes, Gu Tian Yan revolved his Spiritual Energy, causing the blood stains on his arms to gradually evaporate away. Raising his head, one could clearly see extreme graveness present within his eyes.
"Fortunately, I didn't let my guard down. If not, I might have already lost." Gu Tianyan's voice deeply rang out. If he had not cleverly utilised his strongest defense, the injuries he sustained as of now might've been even worse.
Upon hearing his words, Mu Chen gave a helpless laugh and thought, Gu Tianyan is undeniably one of the three Great Generals. He truly is not easy to deal with. Mu Chen had given his utmost; however, he could only temporarily cripple a single arm of the latter.
Gu Tianyan stared gravely at Mu Chen without speaking and even without making any moves. Everyone knew that's because by losing the Rank 5 Spiritual Array, if Mu Chen did not have any other methods, it would already be needless to continue this fight.
Naturally, Gu Tianyan would not give Mu Chen a second chance to arrange any Spiritual Arrays.
Within the silence that blotted the skies, under the attentive gazes of everyone, Mu Chen's eyes started to slowly close again.
Chapter 327 – Using the Black Lightning
When Mu Chen closed his eyes again, everyone was instantly shocked. Even Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong violently contracted their eyes. From the looks of it, Mu Chen didn't exhaust all of his abilities yet?
He still had some hidden methods?
At this time, Mu Chen, obviously, would not continue to arrange a Spiritual Array, as his speed was too slow. Furthermore, Gu Tianyan would not give him a second opportunity to do so. Therefore, he needed to utilise other methods.
However, what methods would truly allow him, whose strength was at the Heavenly Transformation Stage Initial Phase, to contend against Gu Tianyan?
Nobody knew. Therefore, they could only lock their eyes tightly onto Mu Chen in the sky.
At this moment, Gu Tianyan's forehead had faintly wrinkled. Although he did not assume that Mu Chen was just putting up an act, after experiencing the Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays earlier, he would not see the latter as an ordinary Freshman again.
However, as to exactly what method Mu Chen would use to contend against him, he appeared slightly curious. After all, common methods would definitely not be able to let a person of Heavenly Transformation Stage Initial Phase to contend with an opponent of Heavenly Completion Stage Initial Phase.
In the air, Mu Chen, whose eyes were tightly shut, did not make everyone wait for long. Lightning was faintly discernable around his body as it started to appear, while his skin started to turn a silvery colour, bit by bit.
The peals of thunder quietly rang out.
"Is that the Lightning God Physique?" upon seeing this, a trace of disappointment and doubt flashed past the eyes of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong. They had also practiced the Lightning God Physique before. Although it was capable of increasing one's combat prowess by quite a bit, it was far from being able to substitute the disparity of Mu Chen from Gu Tianyan.
If Mu Chen tried to use this to contend against Gu Tianyan, the result was already clearly evident.
In the sky, Mu Chen's eyes slowly opened as lightning sparkled within them. Lightning arcs danced and jumped around his body as a destructive power was faintly discernible as it radiated out.
"His strength has grown."
Gu Tianyan's eyes faintly narrowed as disappoint flashed within them as he thought, This is far from enough…
The ones who felt this wasn’t only them. Even the participating students in the surroundings of the Spiritual Light Mountain faintly wrinkled their foreheads as some worry surfaced within their eyes. Although Mu Chen's aura had grown stronger, it was clearly far from being able to contend with Gu Tianyan.
However, facing those gazes that blotted to sky, Mu Chen did not care to bother much about them, with his gaze only having Gu Tianyan present within. In the next instant, he took a step forward. With his body transforming into a bolt of lightning, he shot forward.
Gu Tianyan did not have the slightest trace of movement as he looked at Mu Chen, who was hurtling over akin to a bolt of lightning. Gently shaking his head, he thought, Is Mu Chen trying to shatter the broken jar? However, for him to just rush over like this…
Giving a helpless smile, he did not continue to think about it. With a twist of his palm, scarlet-red Spiritual Energy rose out, akin to dancing flames, as boundless fluctuations started to radiate out.
Mu Chen's speed was exceedingly quick. Within a number of breaths, he had seemingly appeared before Gu Tianyan. Without the slightest trace of hesitation, he immediately sent a fist rumbling out.
Spiritual Energy burning with black flames gushed out while bringing along strong fluctuations. This caused even the ground to crack under the force of his full-force attack.
The violent fist of winds caused Gu Tianyan's hair to shock and flutter. However, the latter only shook his head gently. Clenching his finger tightly, in the next instant, Gu Tianyan similarly sent a fist rumbling out.
Looking at the fists that were about to smash together in a moment, a low sigh rang out in the hearts of everyone watching. There were even some people who had turned their heads away. In such a head-on confrontation, Mu Chen simply didn't have the slightest chance of victory.
Wang Tong and the rest laughed bitterly, before shaking their heads and sighing.
Su Linger's lovable face turned pale at the moment. Only Luo Li, standing beside her, still had clear eyes, while tightly staring at Mu Chen, because she knew him too well…
Regardless of how difficult the situation was, he would never do an action that was absolutely pointless.
Under the unblinking gazes of countless people, Mu Chen's and Gu Tianyan's fists were about to collide. However, just at this instant, the other hand of Mu Chen quickly formed a mysterious symbol.
Following the completion of that symbol, astonishing sounds of lightning furiously rang out from within his body. In the meridians of a part of his body, an uneven black lightning bead furiously exploded at this instant.
At the instant when the black lightning bead exploded, an indescribably terrifying force gushed out from within, akin to a flood. Black-coloured lightning liquid overflowed, circulating erratically along his meridians.
Intense pain spread out from within Mu Chen's body, causing his eyes to turn bloodshot as the capillaries in his eyes bulged out. Despite this, he firmly resisted the pain and hurriedly displayed the Lightning God Physique, frantically absorbing the terrifying power of lightning.
At this same instant, the fists of Mu Chen and Gu Tianyan violent collided into each other!
Black-coloured lightning suddenly gushed out from every pore of Mu Chen's body, while a faint bloody mist was even discernable.
An astonishingly loud sound that shook the heavens and earth rang out and resonated across this stretch of the world. A violent tremor seemingly ran through the giant peak that seemed to prop the sky up, while everyone could see that the earth there had collapsed, as giant cracks endlessly extended from there like black pythons.
Waves of shattered rock shot out from the origin of impact, hiding the skies and covering the earth as they shot out in all directions, before transforming into fragments that blotted the skies with a bang.
Everyone opened their eyes wide as they stared at the place where shattered rocks continued to shoot out. The place was enveloped by the dazzling rays of erratic Spiritual Energy, causing people to be unable to exactly see what had happened within.
Shen Cangsheng, Li Xuantong, as well as Lin Zheng and Zhou Qingshan, locked their gazes there with graveness showing in their eyes.
At the instant when their gazes had locked onto the origin of impact, the pupils of the four violently contracted as an erratic roar of thunder furiously resounded. In the next instant, a shadow had, unexpectedly, shot out from the place of dazzling radiance.
The two feet of the figure dug into the ground, creating two foot holes in the hard stone surface, before dragging back, forming two eye-piercing marks, approximately a hundred metres long. Scorched marks were presented on the rocks along the sides of those marks.
Exactly who was that?!
Everyone's gazes instantly converged over where the figure that was shot out staggered and stumbled, before stabilising his footing. As the radiance dissipated, bit by bit, it finally revealed a conspicuous head of scarlet-red hair
That was Gu Tianyan!
The pupils of countless people violently expanded, with some even forgetting to breath as thick shock and incredulous expressions crept onto their faces.
"How is that possible…?"
Regardless if the surroundings were the Spiritual Light Mountain or the northern public square, everyone was mumbling in disbelief. The person that was miserably flung out was, unexpectedly, Gu Tianyan?
On the podium, the gazes of the Elders watching the fight started to turn dignified at this moment.
The four, Shen Cangsheng, Li Xuantong, Lin Zheng and Zhou Qingshan, looked in astonishment at the spectacle that made people feel incredulous. Even the four of them were slightly able to regain their clarity.
Previously, the two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays were unable to force Gu Tianyan to such a miserable state. However, could this kind of head-on confrontation that should not have the slightest chance of victory, lead to such a result?
Under the shocked gazes that blotted the sky, Gu Tianyan slowly raised his head. At this moment, an obvious trace of blood dripped down from the corner of his mouth as he looked towards the direction of the giant peak with a similar shock in his eyes. From there, an erratic Spiritual Energy was still enveloping the place.
"You're truly formidable. I never imagined that you're actually still hiding an ace that's even more formidable that the two Rank 5 Spiritual Arrays…" Gu Tianyan's hoarse and deep voice rang out as he wiped away the blood stains at the corner of his mouth, while no longer appearing to be as relaxed as before.
Within the centre of the radiance where the erratic Spiritual Energy was still present, footsteps seemed to be ringing out as everyone's gazes tightly locked onto that area.
The sounds of footsteps become increasingly heavy, within the Spiritual Energy radiance, a figure became increasingly clear. In the next moment, he stepped out of the dazzling radiance, and appeared before all of the gazes.
When that figure appeared, everyone instantly sucking in a mouthful of cold air.
The Mu Chen that had appeared before them had a huge change from his previous appearance. Shattered lines had appeared on his body as black-coloured lightning liquid endlessly flowed from the pores of his body, before enveloping him within.
Black-coloured lightning danced across his body, while the pair of black pupils were filled with an indescribable savageness that seemed to be the flavor of destruction.
If the previous Mu Chen gave people a gentle and calm feeling, the current him was akin to the creature that had crawl out of the depths to destroy the heavens and earth, causing people's hearts to palpitate.
"What is that…?"
Everyone looked in shock at the changed Mu Chen. The destructive energies radiating from him, was that truly something that could be displayed by a person at the Heavenly Transformation Stage Initial Phase?
"That's the Lightning God Physique?" muttered Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong as their eyes were brimming with doubt. They were able to detect the familiar fluctuations from Mu Chen's body. However, this familiar Lightning God Physique was much stronger than the Lightning God Physique they knew…
Within the northern public square, countless people were still in shock, while the faces of the Elders at the podium turned grave and dignified.
The abstruse eyes of Dean Tai Cang faintly contracted, before saying in a soft voice, "This is the might of the Divine Black Lightning. Unexpectedly, there's a strand of Divine Black Lightning in that brat's body."
"He truly is messing around." said a white-haired Elder on the side as he shook his head, before continuing, "Although I don't know where he got that Divine Black Lightning from, its the stuff that even people of Sovereign Rank would not dare to casually touch. However, that kid actually dared to keep it within his body…"
"Haha, that Physique Cultivating Deity Tier Spiritual Art sure looks familiar."
Dean Tai Cang gave a faint smile without saying anything else. However, the gaze that locked onto the figure of the youth in the light screen radiated with increasing interest.
Looks like our Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy has produced another brat with a monstrous talent.
On the giant peak, under the attentive gazes of countless people, Mu Chen slowly raised his head. With black-coloured lightning liquid flowing around him, he tightly stared at Gu Tianyan. At this moment, a hoarse voice, along with the flavor of destruction, slowly rang out.
As the hoarse voice rang out, Mu Chen took a step forward, with the earth seemingly vibrating at this instant.