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Chapter 361 – Chi Yu and Mao Jiang

When the spatial fluctuations erupted out, Mu Chen was to first to react. Spiritual Energy erupted from his body, immediately protecting him and Luo Li, whom was in his bosom. However, the expected attack didn't arrive. After lasting for a few breaths, the spatial fluctuations completely dissipated.

Embracing the slender waist of the girl within his bosom, Mu Chen descended on a mountain peak. Their surroundings were still pervaded by the thick spiritual mist. However, there wasn't any movement coming from it.

Obviously, they were still within the depths of the Western Desolated Territory. Those spatial fluctuations earlier were only meant to split them apart.

"Looks like we've been discovered long ago," said Luo Li, her clear and limpid eyes sizing up their surroundings.



Mu Chen nodded his head, while his eyes were brimming with vigilance. The unforeseen circumstance that happened had caused him to feel slight uneasy, since he didn't know the exact motive his enemy had in doing so.

"The previous spatial fluctuations were too weak, and only would've been able to separate us by a huge distance. However, it’s already enough to allow our enemies to defeat us one by one," said Luo Li in a soft voice.

"Let's group up with them as fast as possible," said Mu Chen after frowning and pondering awhile.

Their mission this time was extremely dangerous. Furthermore, all of them were exposed, while their enemies were hidden. They were even separated by them. To Mu Chen's group, this was an extremely disadvantageous situation.

Luo Li faintly nodded. It was fortunate that Mu Chen's reaction was fast, resulting in the two of them not being separated. If not, she would've truly been worried to death.

As Mu Chen proceeded to walk forward, Spiritual Energy burning with black flames started to rise from his body. Walking in front of Luo Li, his gaze vigilantly swept the thick spiritual mist in their surroundings.

Whoosh!

However, just as he had started walking, his eyes furiously contacted. Explosively retreating a number of steps back, a rampaging streak of light suddenly split the thick spiritual mist apart, before shooting towards the position he was in at lightning speed. The ground over there instantly collapsed as cracks extended from there.

As Mu Chen looked towards his front, he saw a black pike that pierced deep into the earth. Only leaving less than half of its body above the ground, it hummed as it intensely vibrated. The strength put into this pike was rather astonishing.

"Tsk! Tsk!"

Just as Mu Chen had evaded the sudden black pike attack that had come from nowhere, the thick mist at another position split apart, only to see scarlet streaks of light hiding the skies and covering the earth as they explosively shot over.

Luo Li strode over, her jade-like hand tightly grasping her longsword. Instantly, Sword Aura swept across horizontally. Dinging sounds rang out as the Sword Aura blocked all of the incoming scarlet streaks of light.

"Clap! Clap!"

Clapping sounds seemed to ring out from the thick mist. His gaze turning frosty, Mu Chen stared at the location where the scarlet streaks of light had appeared. As the thick mist slowly parted, bit by bit, two figures slowly appeared within his line-of-sight.

In front of him was a giant towering cliff with two figures, one sitting and one standing, at its peak. The person sitting was dressed in scarlet robes, while a malevolent scar was present on his face. Roughly ten scarlet rays of light were floating within his palms at this moment. They were fiery red daggers, twisting and twining above his palms akin to swimming fish.

As for the person standing, it was an extremely skinny male. However, although he was small in size, eight large black pikes were carried on his back. They were even taller than him, which gave people a strange impact to their sight upon seeing him.

At this moment, these two people were sending a smile filled with amusement as they stared at Mu Chen and Luo Li.

"Aiyahyah, our luck truly is great. We're actually able to meet a girl of such quality…" the eyes of the scarlet-robed male swept across Mu Chen and Luo Li, before finally resting on Luo Li's body. Instantly, his eyes lit up, before speaking out in a grin.

"The faces of these two people seem very…could it be that they're Freshmen? Haha, looks like the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy truly is in a tough spot now! They've actually dared to even send such a squad out," said the thin male while licking his lips.

"Exactly. They even dared to send Heavenly Transformation Stage students…the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy is truly getting more and more useless," said the male in scarlet robes as he shot a weird look at Mu Chen. Heavenly Transformation Stage Late Phase? He dared to come rescue people with that strength? He truly was trying to seek death.

The male in scarlet robes gave a gentle flick of his finger, causing the ten scarlet rays of light to revolve increasingly fast. Grinning while staring at Mu Chen, he said, "I'll give you a chance, brat. Just run away, and leave that girl to us. You might have a bit of chance to survive."

Mu Chen glared at the male in scarlet robes and the thin male. With a voice that was totally devoid of emotion, he replied, "So, you two are the 7th and 8th Rank on the bounty list rankings, Chi Yu and Mao Jiang, huh…?"

"Looks like the information you have about us isn't little," replied the male in scarlet robes by the name of Chi Yu. Extending his hand to grab a dagger, he extended his blood red tongue and gave it a lick, while a baleful aura radiated from his eyes.

"Okay, brat. Stop talking any more nonsense and quickly scram. This is the first time over these past few years that I've seen a girl of such quality…"

Riiiinng!

The clear and melodious ring of a sword furiously resounded as an incomparably sharp Sword Aura swept out. With an indescribable speed, it split about the earth, before cleaving down on Chi Yu's face.

Ding!

A black pike was furiously thrusted forward, heavily impacting against the Sword Aura. As Spiritual Energy erupted out, the earth was chopped apart, while the black pike was sent shooting backwards.

Chi!

Numerous sharp Sword Auras slashed across Chi Yu's face, bringing about some streaks of blood.

Chi Yu's face instantly changed as he explosively retreated. With an incomparably dark look, he glared at the young girl standing beside Mu Chen with a black longsword in her hand, who was staring at him with eyes that seemed to have seen a maggot.

"Truly delicious."

Chi Yu clenched his teeth and wiped away the blood stains on his face as a dark and sinister shadow erupted from his eyes.

"Leave him to me?" asked Luo Li as she faintly tilted her head over, seeking for Mu Chen's approval. Towards this disgusting fellow that was staring at her with those unclean eyes, she really wanted to stab her sword into him.

"Cut off his hands and leave his life," replied Mu Chen, while gently nodding his head. As he was speaking, Luo Li could hear the thick killing intent present within his words.

Giving a beautiful and gentle smile that appeared sweet, Luo Li replied, "Ok."

"Attack! Kill them both!" Chi Yu roared, his gaze became extremely dark as of now. Of the two people, other than that girl in black, whose strength at Heavenly Completion Stage Initial Phase, made it harder to be dealt with, that Mu Chen seemed to be a burden.

Just based on that, and yet they dared to act in such a manner in front of them?!

A sinister smile appeared at the corner of Mao Jiang's mouth as he grasped a black pike from his back. With a shiver of his arm, the black pike erupted with a bright and resplendent black light, appearing akin to a black dragon. Splitting apart the air, even the earth started splitting to form a gigantic fissure as it explosively shot towards Mu Chen.

Mu Chen took a step forward. Without any intention of retreating, he tightly clenched his fingers. Black lightning encased his body, before furiously sending a fist rumbling out.

Bang!

Black lightning gushed out as Mu Chen's fist smashed head-on against the black pike that was shot straight at him.

"Scram!"

Mu Chen's gaze turned frosty as lightning crazily overflowed from his fist. In the next instant, that black pike was, unexpectedly, repelled by Mu Chen's fist.

"What?!"

The faces of Chi Yu and Mao Jiang seemingly changed at that very instant as shock flashed within their eyes. Even Chi Yu, whose strength was at the Heavenly Completion Stage Initial Phase, didn't dare to use his bare fist to smash against Mao Jiang's pike. However, this brat, whose strength appeared to be at the Heavenly Transformation Stage Late Phase, was actually able to accomplish it?

"Heavenly Completion Stage Initial Phase. And yet you dare to bounce and jump around here. Seems like you do not know death."

Chilling and murderous intent erupted from Mu Chen's handsome face. With regards to these two rude fellows, Mu Chen would absolutely not let them off today.

"Swish!"

As his voice rang out, a dragon's shadow rose from his body. In the next instant, akin to lightning, he rushed straight towards Mao Jiang.

"Shameless boasting!"

Chilling intent appeared in Mao Jiang's eyes as he, too, shot forward. With a clench of his hands, two black pikes appeared within. Spiritual Energy erupted and swept out as Mao Jiang's body shook. In the next instant, shadow pikes hid the skies and covered the earth as they shrouded over Mu Chen.

However, facing this incoming attack, Mu Chen still didn't show any signs of evading them. Black lightning sparkled on his body, unexpectedly allowing those shadow pikes to violently descend on his body.

Ding! Ding!

Metallic sounds rang out as sparks shot out everywhere. However, those shadow pikes were, unexpectedly, unable to cause the slightest bit of harm to Mu Chen.

Bang!

A fist rumbled out from him, piercing through those shadow pikes. As Spiritual Energy gushed from him, his fist carried along frightening Spiritual Energy fluctuations as it headed straight for Mao Jiang's chest.

Mao Jiang was immediately scared shitless by the violent and vicious attack of Mu Chen. Pulling back his two pikes, he placed them in front of his chest, guarding him.

Ding!

Mu Chen's fist violently slammed against the two pikes. Even though they were made from iron essence, unexpectedly, those two pikes were pressed into extremely eye-catching arcs, and had seemingly stuck to Mao Jiang's chest.

A chilling glint flashed within Mu Chen's eyes. Black lightning erupted from his fist, causing his power to drastically rise.

Crack!

The two iron essence pikes had broken completely. Akin to lightning, Mu Chen's fist violently slammed against Mao Jiang's chest. The latter instantly sported a mouthful of blood as his body flew back hundreds of metres, before finally stabilising himself miserably.

While waiting for himself to stabilise, Mao Jiang's eyes were overwhelmed with shock and horror. He never dreamt that this youth, who appeared to be the easiest to deal with, whose strength was only at Heavenly Transformation Stage Late Phase, would actually possess such terrifying strength!

Due to this unforeseen spectacle, even Chi Yu's face turned grave. Looking at the youth, who was now clad in black lightning, unease had, unknowingly, started to erupt from his heart.

Screech!

As a chilling glint flashed within his eyes, Chi Yu gave a flick of his finger. In the next instant, numerous scarlet rays of light that carried along an extremely sharp Aura explosively stabbed towards Mu Chen's back at lightning speed.

However, just as those scarlet rays of light shot out, a slender and beautiful figure appeared behind Mu Chen. Sword Aura swept out, slicing apart all those incoming scarlet rays of light.

Luo Li stood in the air. A black skirt wrapped her exquisite and lovable figure. Her long hair draped down from her head, appearing as bright and resplendent as a river of silver. However, at this moment, an apathetic light surfaced from those clear, glass-like eyes of hers.

"Leave your arms behind. If not, I'll get scolded." Staring quietly at Chi Yu, the young girl spoke out in a soft voice.

Clenching and grinding his teeth, Chi Yu replied with a sneer, "Just based on you?"

The jade-like hand of Luo Li that was tightly grasping the longsword slowly rose into the air. Pointing towards Chi Yu in the distance. An extremely astonishing Sword Aura rushed to the skies. At this moment, the spiritual mist within a radius of a thousand metres was scattered by that Sword Aura.

"Just based on me."

An apathetic smile seemed to surface on her delicate and exquisite face. Within her beauty, faint killing intent flowed out. With a shake of her jade-like hand, boundless Sword Aura condensed into a river of Sword Aura in the air above her head.

Extremely frightening fluctuations started to radiate from within the river of Sword Aura, causing Chi Yu's face to slowly turn grim, bit by bit.

No one could have guessed that the youth and the young girl in front of their eyes, whom appeared to be the easiest to deal with, were actually that troublesome and intractable.

This time, they truly had kicked an iron board.

Chapter 362 – Ferocious Couple

The spiritual mist prevaded across this stretch of the world. However, on top of a mountain peak, the spiritual mist had dissipated within a radius of thousands of metres. Four figures were standing in the air within it, with boundless Spiritual Energy radiating from them, causing the spiritual mist that permeated this stretch of the world to be unable to get close to them.

The faces of Mao Jiang and Chi Yu had become extremely dark at this moment. Originally, they assumed that they had gotten their hands on some easy targets. However, all of a sudden, the lambs had turned into vicious wolves, and it was them that was forced to a slightly miserable state.

"If you're starting to regret it, I'm afraid it’s slightly too late."

Mu Chen stared chillingly towards Mao Jiang as black lightning flashed around his body. Under his clothing, a lightning rune started to slowly surface, while an erratic, strong and powerful energy rose within his body like a furious dragon.

"Regret? A Heavenly Transformation Stage Late Phase dares to say such words to us? When we were running amok in the Northern Heavens Continent, your hair hadn't even grown out yet!" Mao Jiang roared as he laughed in fury.

"Oh really?"

The smile at the corner of Mu Chen's mouth grew increasingly sinister and cold as black lightning surfaced within his eyes. Taking a step forward, he appeared before Mao Jiang like a spectre. A fist of wind howled out, covered by Spiritual Energy that was burning with black flames, while encased with bits of black lightning. In an incomparably rampaging fashion, it violently rumbled out.

Mao Jiang's gaze was sinister and dark as Spiritual Energy erupted from his body without a shred of restraint. Transforming into shadow pikes, they explosively shot out. He truly didn't believe that he, with his strength at Heavenly Completion Stage Initial Phase, would actually be unable to suppress that Heavenly Transformation Stage Late Phase brat!

Bang! Bang!

The two people confronted each other across the horizon. Spiritual Energy crazily wrecked havoc in their surroundings, causing even the surrounding space to faintly distort. The violent storm that swept out caused the Spiritual Energy to completely split apart and dissipate.

While Mu Chen and Mao Jiang were confronting each other, Luo Li pointed with her sword tip. In the next instant, the river of Sword Aura gushed out. Carrying along the extremely sharp Sword Aura, it enveloped over the dark-faced Chi Yu.

"Hmph."

Chi Yu's gaze grew increasingly dark and cold as scarlet-red Spiritual Energy swept out of his body akin to flames. Forming a hand seal, the scarlet-red Spiritual Energy condensed together, transforming into countless scarlet-red daggers.

These daggers sparkled with a chilling glint that caused people's hearts to palpitate. In the next moment, bringing his hand down, they transformed into a light rain that blotted the skies, hiding the skies and covering the earth as they rumbled towards the river of Sword Aura.

Scree! Scree!

As they collided in the air, the countless scarlet-red light rain dissipated the moment they made contact with the river of Sword Aura. The swiftness and fierceness of the Sword Aura had far exceeded the expectations of Chi Yu.

After completely shattering the scarlet-red light rain apart, the remnant river of Sword Aura swept across the Chi Yu.

Chi Yu was forced to miserably retreat. Regardless of that, his waist and abdomen had been swept across by the river of sword Aura. A malevolent-looking bloody wound surfaced as blood dripped from it.

"You bitch! You're looking to die!"

Chi Yu's fury had reached its peak. With a clench of his hand, ten scarlet streaks of light shot from within him, before transforming into ten short swords that seemed as if they were condensed from lava.

These ten short swords continuously dripped with lava, while extremely scorching-hot fluctuations radiated from them, appearing rather astonishing.

Obviously, these ten short swords were all Spiritual Weapons. Furthermore, they were a complete set of Spiritual Weapons. Although, when alone, they were considered to be Middle-grade Spiritual Weapons, when converged together, their might was comparable to High-grade Spiritual Weapons.

"Scarlet Dragon Entangling Death!"

As Chi Yu flicked his ten fingers in succession, the ten short swords instantly transformed into ten scarlet pythons, howling as they shout out. Moving craftily, they shot across the horizon. Bringing about vicious trajectories, they bit down towards Luo Li.

Facing the incoming bites from the scarlet pythons, Luo Li remained calm and collected. Sword Aura rippled from her body, before forming a Sword Aura defense around it, completely receiving all of the rampaging attacks against her.

The two battlegrounds in the sky had erupted into intense fights at this moment.

However, as time continued to elapse, Chi Yu and Mao Jiang's gazes grew increasingly dark as they gradually felt the pressure building up on them. The youth and the young girl in front of them were releasing strength that caused even their hearts to palpitate.

They were starting to feel unease erupting, bit by bit, within their hearts. If this continued, they might gradually end up in a disadvantage.

They had to deal with these two people as fast as possible. If this dragged on, it might be extremely unfavorable for them.

In the next instant, an ominous glint flashed within the eyes of Chi Yu and Mao Jiang.

Bang!

The long pike in Mao Jiang's hand violently collided against Mu Chen's fist of wind, causing gales to sweep out. Taking advantage of this, Mao Jiang explosively retreated. While doing so, his eyes started become reeked in a blood-red colour.

Boom!

Erratic Spiritual Energy erupted from him like a storm, undulating in this stretch of the world. As his hand seals started to rapidly change, the torrential Spiritual Energy condensed in the sky. Faintly, it appeared akin to a black stone pike that seemed to bridge the gap between heaven and earth.

The stone pike was very simple and unadorned, while strange vein-like patterns covered its entire surface. In the next moment, boundless and ancient fluctuations radiated from it, causing it to appear as if it could pierce through the heavens and earth.

Upon seeing this spectacle unfolding in front of him, Mu Chen's eyes faintly narrowed. This Mao Jing was obviously displaying an extremely formidable offensive Deity Tier Spiritual Art.

"Die, brat!"

A mouthful of blood essence spurted out from Mao Jiang's mouth, before landing on the surface of the stone pike. Instantly, the colour of the stone pike became dark, while a baleful aura was faintly discernable as it started to pervade out.

"Blood God's Heavenly Fighting Pike!"

An explosive roar rang out from Mao Jiang as the gigantic pike rushed towards the sky. Transforming into torrential rays of bloody light, they dived down from the sky. The ground below instantly collapsed, while a fissure even formed in the surrounding space.

Raising his head, Mu Chen looked towards the descending stone pike that contained a frightening power. In the next instant, his hand suddenly turned illusionary as a starry sky condensed behind him. Along with ancient roars, three gigantic beastial figures condensed from it.

The three great divine seals of the Four Gods Constellation Scripture had once again been displayed by Mu Chen.

Following his increase in strength, the might of the three great divine seals was even more so than a month ago.

Roar!

Three gigantic beastial figures roared as they flew across the sky. Transforming into three different coloured streaks of light, they intertwined as they explosively shot out. In the next instant, carrying along torrential amounts of Spiritual Energy, they furiously smashed against the gigantic stone pike pressing down from above!

Boom!

An incomparably erratic Spiritual Energy storm spread out, causing the mountain peaks below to shatter and collapse as it swept through them, leading to gigantic cracks spreading in all directions.

Mao Jiang tightly stared at the origin of the erratic Spiritual Energy storm. After quite a while, the storm gradually came to a stop. However, Mu Chen's figure had disappeared without a trace.

"He's been shattered into pieces?"

As Mao Jiang swept his gaze around, happiness erupted within his eyes. This move of his was a killing one, and that Mu Chen had actually dared to meet it head-on. This goes to show how reckless he truly was.

"It hasn't end, yet. What are you so happy about?!"

Nevertheless, just as happiness had appeared within his eyes, a ridiculing voice filled with cold laughter suddenly rang out in the air. The expression on Mao Jiang's face instantly changed as he hastily looked up, only to see that Mu Chen's figure had unknowingly appeared high up in the sky. At this moment, a gigantic black pagoda had appeared behind Mu Chen. It had nine levels on its body, while boundless energy radiated from it.

"Let's see who will be the one that suppresses the other!"

Mu Chen sneered, while the nine-layered pagoda instantly erupted with thousands of brilliant rays of light. The surface of the pagoda, level by level, started to sparkle and, very quickly, brilliant rays of light had already permeated the fourth level.

Roar!

Golden runes surfaced on the body of the pagoda, before four golden dragons roared as they separated from the pagoda, twisting and twining as they circled the pagoda. In the past, when Mu Chen activated the Nine-layered pagoda, he could only activate two of its levels. However, with the increase of his strength, now, he was already able to activate four levels.

"Suppress for me!"

Mu Chen patted down with his large hand. Instantly, carrying along the four golden dragons twisting and roaring around it, the Nine-layered pagoda brought along its gigantic shadow as it pressed down on Mao Jiang, whose expression had instantaneously changed.

"Ten Thousand Pike Divine Art!"

Mao Jiang explosively roared, only to have ten thousand black glowing pikes surface in the air. In the next instant, hiding the skies and covering the earth, they shot straight towards the black pagoda.

Bang! Bang! Bang!

However, the Nine-Layered pagoda didn’t give a single care towards the incoming attacks. In an overbearing manner, it pressed down, while countless glowing pikes shattered, simply unable to create any obstruction to it.

Bang!

Within a few breaths, the Nine-Layered pagoda had shattered all the glowing pikes that blotted the skies apart. Under the aghast and horror-filled gaze of Mao Jiang, it violently smashed against the boundless Spiritual Energy defenses around his body.

Crack!

Mao Jiang's face instantly turned pale as a mouthful of blood crazily spurted out. His body rapidly descended, smashing through the mountain peak below, causing it to sink in.

Whoosh!

However, just as Mao Jiang was about to get buried by the countless rocks formed around him, he fled out of there in an extremely miserable state. At this moment, his body was covered in blood, his face deathly pale, while his eyes were overwhelmed with shock.

The previous attack by Mu Chen had caused serious injuries to him. Furthermore, he was able to sense that when the black pagoda had pressed down on him, the Spiritual Energy within his body had turned sluggish, as if it had been sealed up.

"This brat's very strange!"

An intense tremble shook Mao Jiang's mind as he already had the intent to flee. At this moment, if he didn't leave, he might truly be killed by Mu Chen at this place.

Whoosh!

Just as this thought flashed within his mind, his figure had already shot out at lightning speed. As long as he could enter the area of the spiritual mist, it would be very easy for him to escape.

In the air, upon spotting Mao Jiang, who was explosively shooting out, a sneer flashed within Mu Chen's eyes as his hand seal changed.

Mao Jiang was now only a hundred feet away from the spiritual mist. However, at the instant when he was able to rush into it, the spiritual mist in front of him suddenly started to intensely fluctuate. As the spiritual mist dissipated away, two gigantic Spiritual Arrays came into view.

As the Spiritual Arrays revolved, Spiritual Energy swept out. Two streaks of light explosively shot out, violently impacting against Mao Jiang, who was totally caught unprepared.

Bang!

His body flew out, once again, with shock and horror completely filling his eyes. Those Spiritual Arrays, exactly when were they arranged within the spiritual mist?

His body heavily shot into the mountain, while his aura was instantly depressed. Crazily spurting blood, his chest had already caved in as he looked incredulously at Mu Chen, who was slowly descending from the sky. With a wave of the latter's sleeve, the Spiritual Arrays in the distance started to dissipate.

Mu Chen looked with an apathetic gaze at Mao Jiang, who was now in a seriously-injured state. With a clench of his hand, a black pike dropped within. Breaking it into four pieces, with a flick of his finger, four black rays of light violently shot towards the Mao Jiang's four limbs, viciously pinning him to the mountain, causing him to be unable to move or free himself.

"Arghhhh!"

Miserable shrieks rang out from Mao Jiang due to the intense pain coming from his four limbs, while thick dread and terror erupted from his eyes. The youth in front of him was too vicious and cruel in his actions.

In the sky, after hearing the miserable shriek, a shiver went through Chi Yu's heart, who was entangled with Luo Li. He hastily looked over, only to see Mao Jiang pinned to the mountain by Mu Chen. Instantly, horror and dread erupted from his eyes.

How could that brat be so formidable?!

"Hurry up and flee!"

Chi Yu's fighting spirit was instantly doused. He already knew that their hunt had failed. If he didn't flee now, he would have the same ending as Mao Jiang.

Swish!

Making a prompt decision, his body abruptly retreated. At the same time, the the lava-like short swords transformed into scarlet pythons, once again, crazily sending their attacks towards Luo Li in an attempt to restrain her.

A chilling glint appeared in Luo Li's clear and limpid eyes as she stared at the retreating Chi Yu. As her jade-like hand slowly clenched the longsword within, her slender finger made a flick. Instantly, her sword scabbard flew out, causing chilling light to appear. Due to this, the temperature of this stretch of the world had also suddenly dropped down.

Holding the longsword in her hand, slowed her sleep down, while gently slashing downwards.

Scree! Scree!

At the instant when her sword edge slashed down, the space in front of her was split apart. The ten scarlet pythons heading towards her instantly froze as a sword light flashed past their bodies, causing them the split into two halves.

Crack!

The ten lava-like short swords that were chopped apart dropped down from the sky, their Spiritual Energy totally dissipated. This set of High-grade Spiritual Artifacts were unexpectedly destroyed with a single slash from Luo Li.

Spurt Pfft.

With his Spiritual Weapons destroyed, Chi Yu had received the backlash from Luo Li's attack. Causing him to spurt a mouthful of blood. The horror and shock within his eye instantly became thicker. However, just as he was about to increase his speed of retreat, the space behind him shattered. Two rays of sword light swept out, piercing into his shoulders.

Just like that, his body, which was speeding away, instantly froze.

Standing in the air, Luo Li extended her jade-like hands. The sword scabbard rushing towards the sky descended down, before her longsword slowly entered her scabbard, emitting a gentle cry.

Ring!

At the instant when her longsword entered her scabbard, a mouthful of blood spurted out from Chi Yu. At the same time, his arms slowly slid down from his shoulders, before dropping down; the area sliced by her was as smooth as a mirror.

Chapter 363 – Rescue

As Chi Yu's arms slid off from his shoulders, a miserable shriek instantly rang out. His body rapidly dropped down, violently smashing against a mountain peak. This fall caused him to crazily spurt yet another mouthful of blood out, his aura was decreasing rapidly.

Fluttering as she descended, a chilling intent surfaced within Luo Li's beautiful eyes. Pressing the edge of her sword against Chi Yu's throat, a Sword Aura that was bone chillingly cold radiated from it, which caused the latter's face to instantly turn deathly pale, not daring to move a single inch.

Not far away, upon seeing this spectacle, Mu Chen gave a faint smile. With a clench of his hand, he pulled Mao Jiang towards him, before tossing him beside Chi Yu. The two vicious people from the Bounty Board that were previously showing off their awe-inspiring presence had now been turned exceedingly miserable, and that awe-inspiring presence was no longer present.

"This ending seems to have exceeded the expectations of the two of you…right?" said Mu Chen with a faint smile as he looked towards the two men, both showing deathly-pale faces while looking extremely dejected and depressed.

With his arms chopped off, Chi Yu was now glaring venomously at Mu Chen. Next to him, Mao Jiang clenched his teeth while growling, " Don't get cocky, you two! This time, none of you will be able to escape!"

Hearing his threat, Mu Chen continued to smile, before asking, "Please tell me about your plans, the two of you."

"In your dreams!" Chi Yu sneered back.

With a flick of his finger, a ray of Spiritual Energy shot out from Mu Chen. When it violently smashed against Chi Yu's chest, the latter was shot hundreds of metres back. Totally ignoring the latter's fate, Mu Chen turned and look towards Mao Jiang and said, " If you wish to become like him, I will grant it to you."

Looking at the handsome youth, whose eyes were filled with a chilling indifference, a shiver shook through Mao Jiang's heart. The former's actions caused even him to feel fearful and apprehensive. How could something like that be done by a student from an ivory tower like the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy?

"You guys have no hope. Mo Longzi isn't someone you can contend against."

Clenching his teeth, Mao Jiang growled, "Release us now, and you'll still be able to leave this place. Once you fall into Mo Longzi's hands, none of you will live to tell the tale!"

"What is he planning to do?" asked Mu Chen as his forehead started to slightly wrinkle up.

"Do? Hehe. He, naturally, wants to eat every last one of you guys up. This way, the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy would receive a very heavy blow. At that time, his status within the Demonic Dragon Palace would rise as a result," replied Mao Jiang with a sneer.

"Can he even digest us? All of the Punishment Hall's three Great Generals have taken action this time. Is Mo Longzi's appetite that big?" Mu Chen spoke out with a sneer. Lin Zheng and the other two were all at Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase, and weren't weaker than Shen Cangsheng. Although Mo Longzi and his lineup was strong, this didn't mean that they could eat them up. Furthermore, once they successfully rescued Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong, their strength would be able to immediately suppress their enemies.

"You guy are underestimating Mo Longzi too much," replied Mao Jiang in ridiculement. "As of now, he should've already found Lin Zheng. If I'm correct, Lin Zheng has already been defeated."

"As for the other two of the Great Generals, Gu Tianyan and Zhou Aurangshan, they'll get restrained by Mu Gu and Gui Xiong. After getting his hands free, Mo Longzi would naturally deal with them, too. At that point, what else can the other people do?"

Mu Chen's eyes faintly contracted as he heard Mao Jiang's words. Unexpectedly, Mo Longzi was strong to such a level? He could even deal with Lin Zheng?

"Don't assume that your strength will greatly increase once you rescue Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong. The two of them have been poisoned by Mo Longzi's Demonic Dragon Poison. As of now, they are helpless. Even if you save them, they'll be close to useless." Mao Jiang continued to rain verbal blows towards Mu Chen, while his face was filled with a ridiculing smile. Those fellows still wanted to fight with Mo Longzi? They were truly looking to die.

A chilling glint flashed within Mu Chen's eyes. Mo Longzi was truly worthy of his title as a super vicious person that was ranked second on the Bounty Board. He was actually that formidable.

"What do we do now?"asked Luo Li in a soft voice and she walked towards Mu Chen. The current situation was indeed rather reassuring to them. Their enemies had split them up and were attempting to defeat them one by one. At that time, once Lin Zheng and the other two great generals were dealt with, it would be extremely difficult for them to confront their enemies anymore.

Mu Chen's eyes sparkled as he pondered about it. After a while, he looked towards Mao Jiang and asked, " You should know the locations of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong, right?"

"You're still trying to rescue them? They're poisoned! There's no use even if you save them" Mao Jiang replied with a sneer.

"There's no need for you to care about that. You just need to lead the way." replied Mu Chen with a faint smile. Since their enemies wanted to deal with them one by one, he could also rely on this time to find Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong. At that time, he could think of a way to dispel the poison in their bodies, allowing their strength to drastically rise. With that, doing a roundabout intercept and killing their enemies, they might be able to reverse this entire situation.

Naturally, he would need to seize the opportunity and rescue Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong and recover their fighting strength before everyone of them gets captured.

"I'll find Chi Yu and ask him also for the way. If I discover that your route is wrong, don't blame be for skinning you alive before throwing you here." added Mu Chen as he sent a faint smile towards Mao Jiang. Merely, that smile appeared exceedingly cold and apathetic.

Looking at the smile on Mu Chen's face, Mao Jiang started to tremble as a chill spread over his body. Mu Chen's cruelty and viciousness was without a doubt. This youth in front of him was more cruel and vicious then even them.

"You show me the way, and you'll spare my life." Mao Jiang was also a decisive person. At this moment, he clearly didn't have much choices left. Thus he could only clench his teeth and reply to Mu Chen's demand.

"That will depend on your performance."

Mu Chen did not express his opinion, before shooting out and retrieving that Chi Yu back. From a distance, it seemed as though their exchange took quite a while. Finally, he retrieved Chi Yu, who was already sunk into unconsciousness back.

"Let's go."

Mu Chen looked towards Luo Li, who nodded her head.

Mu Chen lifted Mao Jiang up, who was seriously injured, before rushing rapidly towards the centre of the dense spiritual mist, sweeping across towards the direction that Mao Jiang had provided.

However, just as Mu Chen and his group had shot in the depths, at another Rank within the depths of the Western Desolated Territory, on a giant stone that appeared akin to a small hill, a figure sitting on it started to faintly wrinkle its forehead.

Raising its head to look towards the direction of Mu Chen and his group, it muttered, "That direction should be where Chi Yu and Mao Jiang had went, right? From the looks of it, they've actually been captured, and are heading towards the depths in an attempt to save Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong?"

This person had a normal appearance. However, his eyes appeared exceedingly dark and cold, akin to a venomous snake. He was precisely the only Rank 5 Spiritual Array Master within the Bounty Board, Wu Jia.

As his eyes flashed faintly, he looked towards his front. In the region before him was a gigantic Spiritual Array that was currently revolving around. Within the Spiritual Array were three figures trapped in it.

If one were to take a careful look, one would be able to precisely identify He Yao, Su Xuan and Xu Huang. The three of them didn't get separated very far from one another. Thus, they had met up on the way, before meeting Wu Jia, who had come over to deal with them.

However, facing against a Rank 5 Spiritual Array Master that had long prepared against them, even with the three of them collaborating, they were still unable to gain the slightest bit of superiority. On the contrary, they were trapped by their enemy's Spiritual Array, and were simply unable to break it.

Fortunately, by relying on their collaboration, they were barely able to protect their lives.

As Wu Jia stared at the three people within the Spiritual Array, his forehead started to faintly wrinkled, before suddenly standing up. Compared to Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong, these three students didn't mean anything. Furthermore, it could be said that both sides were being impeded, and as of now, he couldn't allow the people from that side get close to Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong.

"I'll let you guys go first."

Staring at He Yao and the other two, Wu Jia gave a sneer. In the next moment, with a move of his body, he disappeared into the spiritual mist.

With the lost of Wu Jia's control, the Spiritual Array that had trapped He Yao and the other two started to slow its revolutions down. This allowed for He Yao and the other two to breath a sigh of relief. Before hurriedly using their full strength to break the Spiritual Array.

Whoosh!

Within the dense spiritual mist, Mu Chen and Luo Li shot swiftly across. Spiritual Energy swept out from him, causing the spiritual mist to be unable to get close to him.

They had already traveled at full speed, as both of them knew that they were in a race against time. Once Mo Longzi successfully deals with Lin Zheng and the other two, they might truly have lost.

Mao Jiang who was being carried in Mu Chen's hand, was continuously leading the way, while the depths of his eyes were quietly sparkling.

Whoosh!

Their figures shot out explosively. However, just as they were about to rush into another stretch of spiritual mist, Mu Chen's eyes furiously contracted. With a grab, he held onto Luo Li's slender waist before explosively retreating.

Bang!

The spiritual mist in front of them shattered apart, as countless streaks of gigantic Spiritual Energy swept out. Like a furious dragon, they rumbling explosively towards Mu Chen and Luo Li.

Luo Li's beautiful eyes grew faintly chilly, as her jade like hand grasped her long sword tightly. In the next instant, boundless Sword Aura shot out, slashing apart the incoming streaks of Spiritual Energy.

"Never would I have imagined that Chi Yu and Mao Jiang would actually fall into the hands of two students…"a strang voice rang out from within the spiritual mist. As the spiritual mist fluctuated, a figure surfaced from within. It was precisely Wu Jia.

At the back of Wu Jia was a gigantic Spiritual Array that was currently revolving slowly, ready to launch attacks out at anytime.

"That's Wu Jia, Rank 5 on the Bounty Board?" looking at the person that appeared, Mu Chen spoke out while faintly wrinkling his forehead.

"Please stop here first, the two of you. Don't continue moving forward. I will stop you two." said Wu Jia while sending a faint smile towards Mu Chen and Luo Li.

Staring chillingly at Wu Jia, killing intent erupted within Mu Chen's eyes.

However, just as he had planned to take action, Luo Li gracefully walked forward. Sending a gentle smile towards Mu Chen, she said, "Let me stop him. Go and rescue the two first."

Upon seeing this, Mu Chen was instantly startled for a bit, while slightly hesitating.

"Have a bit of confidence in me, okay?" said Luo Li in an annoyed tone. Mu Chen had always wanted to stand the front and protect her. However, wasn't he seriously underestimating this future queen of the Luo God Clan?

Hearing her tone, Mu Chen gave a helpless smile, before gently nodding his head while replying, "Please be careful."

He wasn't especially worried about her, as Luo Li's hidden cards were something that even he was not clear about. The only reason why Mu Chen hesitated was due to her extremely little times of truly fighting with people. Mu Chen didn't belief that Luo Tianshen would let Luo Li leave the Luo God Clan and come to the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy without the slightest bit of trump card

As his voice rang out, he didn't continue wasting any more time. With a move of his body, he shot forward into the spiritual mist.

"Where are you going?"

Upon seeing his, Wu Jia's gaze instantly turned frosty. As the Spiritual Array behind revolved, a stream came gushing out, sweeping towards Mu Chen.

Whoosh!

A stream of Sword Aura had also swept out, colliding against the Spiritual Energy stream heading towards Mu Chen. In the next moment, Sword Aura prevaded out, rumbling towards that Wu Jia and enveloping him within.

Taking advantage of this, Mu Chen's figure had rushed into the spiritual mist, disappearing within in a blink of an eye. As of now, he needed to rescue Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong before Mo Longzi successfully dealt with Lin Zheng and the rest.

If not, their situation would become extremely disadvantageous.

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