Dozens of figures skimmed like fish over the chaotic sea of spiritual energy. Magnificent spiritual energy was flowing around them, resisting the formidable pressure coming from all directions.
Compared to their speed outside the mirror, the figures were obviously slower now.
The pressure of the spiritual energy in the sea of spiritual energy was intimidating. A huge amount of spiritual energy would be consumed just to take one step forward.
Therefore, even though all members of the four teams were top-notch experts, it was impossible for them to stroll easily through this sea of spiritual energy.
Because of the pressure of spiritual energy, after several minutes, the strength gap between teammates started to show. For example, in Mu Chen's team, Mu Chen and Luo Li were in front; however, Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong were lagging behind about 110 feet while Su Xuan was at the rear of the team.
Although Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong had pushed their spiritual energy to the upper limit, they still couldn't catch up with Mu Chen and Luo Li.
Similarly, in the other three teams, the strength gap between teammates also could be clearly seen.
Su Xuan was the last one in the line. Her face was flushed. The spiritual energy permeating around her body was also in disorder. She realized her spiritual energy was about to run out.
"Need help?" Mu Chen's voice, which was wrapped in his spiritual energy, came to Su Xuan's ears.
Clenching her teeth slightly, Su Xuan shook her head and said, "It seems I can't make it this time. The rest is on you. Don't stop for me."
Su Xuan knew what she should do now was not be a burden on Mu Chen and Luo Li. After all, it was unnecessary for all of them to walk out of this Sea of Judgement. As long as one of them could reach the end, it should be a victory for their team.
Hearing her words, Mu Chen hesitated a bit and finally nodded. Now was not a good time to be indecisive and stop for teammates.
"Then I'll go first. You take care!"
As he said this, Mu Chen took a deep breath. The black lightning on his body was brighter than before. Stomping his feet, he blasted the liquid spiritual energy under him. The next moment, he started to abruptly speed up.
Luo Li formed spiritual seals with her jade-like hands. The spiritual energy formed a light, flowing film on the surface of her body. Her measure was not as tough as Mu Chen's measures. However, she could subtly divert some of the spiritual energy pressure to keep her speed.
Behind them, Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong had wry smiles on their faces upon seeing Mu Chen and Luo Li drifting away. Their situation was a little bit better Su Xuan's. However, through the rapid consumption of spiritual energy, they realized they couldn't keep up with Mu Chen and Luo Li.
The four of them formed two small teams and dashed towards the end, one after the other.
In the distance, obvious gaps could also be found in the other three teams. Only their captains could take the lead in the front.
The sound of striking the liquid spiritual energy was just like flowing water. Everyone's faces were filled with solemnity. When they skimmed over, they also stayed alert. It seemed the Sea of Judgement was tranquil now, but it gave them a vague feeling of uneasiness.
Presumably, this place shouldn't be as simple as it seemed to be.
Mu Chen's eyes were flickering slightly. He was staring at the Sea of Judgement, which was quiet. Suddenly, his eyes contracted. He sensed the liquid spiritual energy around him had been agitated.
"Everyone, stay alert!" Mu Chen said in a low voice.
Hardly were the words out of his mouth when Luo Li changed her expression and said hurriedly, "Look out! Something is beneath us!"
Luo Li's words caused a twinge in Mu Chen's heart. He looked back and found an enormous spiritual energy whirlpool had suddenly appeared beneath them in the sea of spiritual energy. The whirlpool was rotating slowly like a big mouth, as if it were about to devour them.
The spiritual energy whirlpool was emitting a powerful suction force, slowing all of them down.
Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong were at the bottom. They were greatly surprised, for they were in range of the whirlpool's suction force. They were instantly slowed down like snails and were even drawn backwards a bit.
Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong immediately looked surly. They had pushed their spiritual energy to the upper limit. However, they found the rotation of the spiritual energy whirlpool was faster and faster, and the whirlpool was rapidly approaching them.
"You go first!"
With knitted brows, Li Xuantong suddenly grabbed Shen Cangsheng's arm and threw him out vigorously. Li Xuantong was pushed back by the reverse thrust and was at last devoured directly by the spiritual energy whirlpool.
With Li Xuantong's aid, Shen Cangsheng temporarily broke away from the whirlpool's suction. However, his face had a wry smile because Li Xuantong's sacrifice only bought him very limited time.
While Mu Chen and his teammates were in trouble, the other three teams were also in a similar situation. Like gigantic sea beasts, the enormous spiritual energy whirlpools created formidable suction force and devoured anyone lagging behind.
Everyone's blood was frozen at this moment. They knew the Sea of Judgement had finally started to display its formidable power.
All of them maximized their speed to skim over the ubiquitous liquid spiritual energy and tried their best to get away from the chasing and devouring of the spiritual energy whirlpools beneath them.
With a flushed face, Shen Cangsheng also maximized the circulation of his spiritual energy. The magnificent spiritual energy flowing on his body pushed away all of the liquid spiritual energy pressing down from all directions.
With his desperate resistance, he finally broke away from the spiritual energy whirlpool chasing him from beneath. When the suction force disappeared, Shen Cangsheng heaved a sigh of relief and couldn't help cursing, "The d*mned thing!"
However, he had barely relaxed when Mu Chen's yelling exploded in his ears.
Shen Cangsheng turned around in fear and found the chaotic spiritual energy was surging on his right side. The next moment, a whirlpool formed, devouring him directly before he had time to react.
Staring at each other, Mu Chen and Luo Li didn't expect they would lose all their teammates in less than 10 minutes. Luckily, it seemed the other three teams also suffered serious losses. Among the remaining fifteen figures lurching forward not long ago, only the four captains and Luo Li "survived" now.
However, Mu Chen and Luo Li were not in the mood for thinking about other teams, as they found this Sea of Judgement was in a total frenzy. The liquid spiritual energy was raging frantically. Numerous spiritual energy whirlpools appeared out of nowhere and tried to devour them like monstrous mouths.
At this moment, it was even more difficult to move forward. Mu Chen and Luo Li had to resist the formidable pressure of the spiritual energy. They also had to evade those spiritual energy whirlpools that appeared beside them from time to time…
After only five minutes in this hostile environment, sweat started to appear on Mu Chen's forehead.
Outside the Mirror of Judgement, countless people were watching the five figures forging ahead in the Sea of Judgement. The spiritual energy whirlpools appearing beside them now and then also made the onlookers jumpy. Indeed, it was not easy to walk through this Sea of Judgement…
"Oops, Mu Chen is also trapped in a whirlpool!" In the area for the Northern Heaven Spiritual Academy, Ye Qingling's expression changed abruptly. From the surface of the Mirror of Judgement, she saw Mu Chen going full speed ahead and then getting sucked into a spiritual energy whirlpool before he had time to dodge.
"Mu Chen can't be trapped in a spiritual energy whirlpool like this. Don't worry," Ling Xi said.
Ling Xi's words were hardly out of her mouth when Ye Qingling and other students from the Northern Heaven Spiritual Academy saw dazzling black lightning burst out from Mu Chen's body. He increased his speed abruptly and broke away from that spiritual energy whirlpool. Seeing this, Ye Qingling and the others heaved a sigh of relief.
"But the following spiritual energy whirlpools will be more and more powerful. It will be a lot of trouble for them to be trapped in those whirlpools again," Ling Xi said slowly while staring at the Mirror of Judgement with her beautiful eyes.
Hearing her words, Ye Qingling and the others started to worry again.
In the chaotic Sea of Judgement…
Luo Li looked at Mu Chen, who had just broken away from the spiritual energy whirlpool, and promptly asked, "Are you OK?"
Mu Chen shook his head. Seven lightning runes had appeared on his chest. Obviously, he had pushed his Thunder God Physique to the upper limit to break away from the restraint of the spiritual energy whirlpool.
"Be careful, the whirlpools are becoming more and more powerful," Mu Chen reminded her. The size of the newly-emerged spiritual energy whirlpools could reach tens of thousands of feet. "Intimidating" could be used to describe the spiritual energy in these whirlpools. Once trapped in one, even if they could break away from it, the spiritual energy consumption would be unbearable.
If the same thing happened several times more, even Mu Chen and Luo Li wouldn't be able to hold out for long.
"It seems they are also trapped and in trouble," Luo Li said after glancing with her beautiful eyes at the other three figures in the distance.
Mu Chen nodded slightly. In the next moment, the black lightning was exploding under his feet. He picked up speed again. Seeing that, Luo Li immediately accelerated to closely follow him.
Through mutual assistance, the two of them continued to rush towards the end. On their way, they were more scared than hurt. It seemed they were a little bit faster than the other three people.
In the distance, Ji Xuan skimmed the surface of liquid spiritual energy with his tiptoe and evaded a spiritual energy whirlpool like a ghost. Then he glanced with his cold eyes at Mu Chen and Luo Li in the distance.
Now, among the four teams, only the team of the Northern Heaven Spiritual Academy had two people left. If the two of them managed to reach the end, it would be an adverse situation for the rest of the teams.
Ji Xuan's eyes flickered a bit. He turned to where Xue Tianhe was.
After making eye contact, both Ji Xuan and Xue Tianhe nodded indiscernibly. The expression in their eyes was chilling.