Chapter 528 - Successor
The light image gradually took form outside the Hidden Spiritual Courtyard. When that light image appeared, everyone could sense extremely shocking Spiritual Energy ripples being unleashed. The Spiritual Energy pressure froze even the space.
The faces of Mu Chen, Luo Li and Wen Qingxuan turned grave. The sudden change of events had far surpassed their expectations. Who could have thought that the Academy Alliance would hide such a trump card…?
“The strength of this Courtyard Spirit...is something that even First Grade Spirit Disaster probably could not fend against.” Luo Li said with a solemn expression as she tightly gripped her Luo God Sword.
Mu Chen lightly nodded his head in agreement with his brows furrowed. The current situation had became exceedingly troublesome. The fluctuation that was released from the Courtyard Spirit was definitely something that ordinary Spirit Disaster experts could not contend against.
“Haha, Mu Chen, how is it? No matter how powerful you guys are, didn’t you guys lose this game of chess?” Mo Yu stood within the Hidden Spiritual Courtyard as he looked at Mu Chen’s group of three, whose expressions were grave, and he could not help smiling as the proudness could not be concealed in his laughter. With this trump card, no matter how powerful Mu Chen and his group of three were, they could not change this outcome.
“You say that the Courtyard Spirit would indiscriminately clear out anyone that is not within the protection of the Hidden Spiritual Courtyard…” Mu Chen looked at Mo Yu as he continued, “Are you guys planning on hiding inside here even after obtaining the treasure in the Hidden Spiritual Courtyard?”
Mo Yu’s expression turned serious. He never thought that Mu Chen would discover this difficult problem that they would soon face. Just as Mu Chen had said, although they were the ones that summoned the Courtyard Spirit, it was impossible for them to control it. They would be out of the Courtyard Spirit’s attacking range when they were inside the protection radius. However, the instant they stepped out of that radius, they would face the hostility of the Courtyard Spirit.
“You don’t have to worry about that.”
Mo Yu coldly sneered. Although this was indeed a problem, the important issue was to deal with Mu Chen’s group of three at this moment.
Just as the two of them were conversing, the eyes of the Courtyard Spirit that was hovering in the sky of the Hidden Spiritual Courtyard shone with brilliance. It swept its eyes out and fixed onto Mu Chen’s group of three. Thereafter, a hoarse voice resounded from its mouth, “Kill those who intrude without permission.”
The instant it spoke, Mu Chen yelled with his face changing.
It was as if a Spiritual Energy tornado was scraping around the Courtyard Spirit. With a flash, its figure had appeared before Wen Qinxuan like a ghost. Its palm that was emitting dazzling brilliance carried a hurricane-like Spiritual Energy as it slapped down on Wen Qingxuan without any hint of mercy.
The air exploded in its palm, twisting even the space.
Wen Qingxuan was well-aware of how powerful the Courtyard Spirit was as her face turned grave. The golden warspear burst forth with golden brilliance once again and under the clear cry of a phoenix, it turned into a sharp golden light as it shot towards the palm of the Courtyard Spirit at light speed.
The instant the two forces clashed, fearsome Spiritual Energy swept out as Wen Qingxuan’s figure trembled for a moment before flying away.
Mu Chen’s figure appeared behind Wen Qingxuan at this moment as he pushed his palm against her shoulders. The earth-shattering impact was instantly transferred to him, causing wounds to tear open on his arm.
There was no expression on the Courtyard Spirit’s face as it waved its hands, unleashing a powerful ray of light as it surrounded Mu Chen and Wen Qingxuan.
Boundless sharp sword light swept out from the rear as it clashed with the Spiritual Energy. The Spiritual Energy Sword Aura wrecked havoc as it tore the earth apart.
Luo Li’s figure flashed as she appeared beside Wen Qingxuan. Sharp Sword Intent was being emitted from the Luo God Sword as it fixed onto the Courtyard Spirit as a great opponent.
“This Courtyard Spirit might possess the strength of Third Grade Spirit Disaster.” Wen Qingxuan said solemnly.
When Mu Chen and Luo Li heard her words, their faces changed. The Courtyard Spirit was actually so powerful? The strength of a Third Grade Spirit Disaster wasn’t something that they could deal with. Furthermore, even if they managed to clench victory with all sorts of trump cards used, they would still have to pay a huge price. However, that was probably what Mo Yu and his group would want to see the most.
“What should we do now?” Luo Li said with a low voice as she looked at Mu Chen.
Wen Qingxuan had also directed her gaze towards Mu Chen. The strength of this Courtyard Spirit that stood before them had strength that surpassed their expectations. If they were to continue on fighting, it would definitely not be good news for them. After all, due to the Sealing Spiritual Array, her and Luo Li’s strength were sealed and could not use them to the fullest.
Mu Chen’s eyes flickered as he said with no hesitation. The situation had already gone out of their control. No matter how many methods they had, they would have to pay a huge price in order to deal with the Courtyard Spirit that possessed the strength of a Third Grade Spirit Disaster. Therefore, no matter how unwilling they were, they could only choose to retreat.
Hearing Mu Chen’s words, Luo Li nodded her head without any hesitation. Wen Qingxuan, however, was looking towards the protective radius of the Hidden Spiritual Courtyard, at Qin Feng’s group, whose faces were filled with complacency.
When the three of them reached the agreement to retreat, the Courtyard Spirit did not plan to let these intruders off. Its figure flashed as it appeared in the sky. Spiritual Energy gathered in its hand as it had turned into a huge Spiritual Energy light seal. That light seal was verdant with a lush green color and complicated runes on it.
“Green Wooden Mountain Sealing Stamp!”
The empty hoarse voice came out from the mouth of the Courtyard Spirit. The light seal grew as it faced the wind, growing to a size of a few hundred feet that had nearly surrounded this land.
Mu Chen’s face turned ugly. The Courtyard Spirit seemed to have sensed their intention to retreat as it had unleashed its finishing move.
The degree of the attack had reached to an extent that even First Grade Spirt Disasters could only dodge.
“The two of you retreat first!”
Mu Chen’s solemn voice resounded as black lightning frantically flickered on the surface of his body as a thunderous roar resounded.
“It’s not your turn to cover the rear with your strength!” Wen Qingxuan said coldly. She had a strong personality that did not like to stand behind a man. Ever since she came here, she had already been saved by Mu Chen multiple times. Her personality would noy allow it if she were to let Mu Chen cover their backs while they retreat.
Mu Chen took a glance at her as he did not speak any rubbish. He extended his hand out to grab onto Wen Qingxuan’s tender shoulders as his Spiritual Energy surged out, pushing her towards the direction of the forest.
“You!” Wen Qingxuan’s face flushed red in the air. Although she was furious, she did not fly back and could only stare with hatred at Mu Chen.
“You should take caution.” Although Luo Li was worried about Mu Chen, she knew that this was not the time to hesitate. She warned Mu Chen as she rapidly retreated as well.
When Mu Chen saw the two girls retreat, his expression turned grave as he stared at the onwards Spiritual Energy light seal. Even with his powerful physical body, he could feel stinging pain from the boundless energy. It was the sign that his physical body had felt danger.
Mu Chen deeply inhaled a mouthful of air as he made a hug at the air. A brilliant light burst forth from his forehead and at the same time, a baleful aura surged out. A demonic pillar flew towards the heavens from the spiritual light. It was the Great Meru Demonic Pillar.
The Great Meru Demonic Pillar expanded in size as it instantly grew a few hundred feet. The frightening baleful aura was spreading out as it filled this entire heaven and earth.
Both of Mu Chen’s hands were hugging the air, as if he had hugged the colossal Great Meru Demonic Pillar. Thereafter, he threw a punch out that heavily clashed against the bottom of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar.
Baleful aura swept as the Great Meru Demonic Pillar turned into an ominous light and clashed with the incoming light seal.
The air between this heaven and earth seemed as if it had exploded as a repercussion shock wave blew out. Destroying the surrounding solid spike trees. Countless spikes were sent flying by something that seemed to be like a storm, ravaging the ground.
Up in the sky, Mu Chen’s figure rapidly retreated, and his face had an additional trace of paleness. Although he had borrowed the might of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar to withstand that astonishing attack, he had also suffered injuries due to it.
In the vicinity of the Hidden Spiritual Courtyard, Mo Yu, Qin Feng and the rest were closely watching the battle. When they saw that Mu Chen had managed to withstand that startling attack from the Courtyard Spirit, their faces turned ugly as a smear of fear flashed in the depths of their gazes, since they knew that if they were in Mu Chen’s shoes, it was absolutely impossible for them to withstand that attack.
“Just how much strength did that bastard conceal?” Qin Feng said as he gritted his teeth.
“Even if he had hidden his strength, it is impossible for him to fight with this Courtyard Spirit.” Mo Yu said with a dark expression.
Up in the sky, Mu Chen made a seal with his palm as it commanded the Great Meru Demonic Pillar to fly back to him. When it retreated at high speed, his expression turned exceptionally grave. The strength of a Third Grade Spirit Disaster was indeed out of his expectations. Compared to the puppet on the Spiritual Treasure Mountain, it was simply not on the same level.
As Mu Chen’s gaze flickered, a wind explosion resounded as he immediately narrowed his eyes as he saw the Courtyard Spirit appearing before his face. Its empty eyes were fixed onto him.
From a distance away, Luo Li and Wen Qingxuan anxiously shouted as their faces changed.
The Courtyard Spirit was unwavering with its attacks. It did not give Mu Chen any time to react as its palm extended forward. There was a terrifying Spiritual Energy vortex forming in its palm as frightening ripples were emitted from it.
The Spiritual Energy vortex was frantically pulling him in, leaving no path of retreat for Mu Chen.
Mu Chen clenched his teeth as ferocity flashed past his black pupils and he was about to utilise the baleful aura within the Great Meru Demonic Pillar.
The Spiritual Energy vortex enveloped towards him; however, just when it was a few feet away from Mu Chen’s face, it suddenly stopped. The Courtyard Spirit’s empty eyes flickered with light as it's empty voice muttered, “The Successor?”
As it muttered, which made Mu Chen startled, he realised that the Courtyard Spirit was looking at the center of his brows. Over there… an ancient tree rune appeared. It was given to him by the white-haired Elder back when he was at the Spiritual Treasure Mountain...