"Swinging Demonic Runes!"
When the low roar sounded off in Mu Chen's heart, scarlet ancient light runes appeared instantly on the body of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar. The light runes spread all over the Great Meru Demonic Pillar like cracks, causing it to look as if it were going to break.
However, it was precisely this tattered appearance that caused an inexplicable ominous aura to sweep out from the cracks. It made the Great Meru Demonic Pillar look like a Demonic God that was going to wake up and be extremely horrifying.
The Great Meru Demonic Pillar was a Primordial Ominous Artifact and had been possessed by many sovereign masters in the ancient times. Although it was damaged at the moment, as Mu Chen became stronger, its power was slowly starting to be displayed. Ordinary Divine Artifacts would never be this fierce.
As the Great Meru Demonic Pillar containing a monstrous ominous aura struck down forcefully, the space was instantly distorted, and the air in the entire sky started to explode. Eventually, the pillar collided with the incoming blood hawk in an extremely shocking way.
The two crashed into each other, and an ear-piercingly low noise spread. A terrifying spiritual energy shockwave swept ferociously in all directions like a wave that was 100,000 feet tall.
The violent spiritual energy shockwave raged and seemed to have brought about the continuous roar of thunder.
Everyone stared at the area where the spiritual energy shockwave was the most destructive. There, a slender young man was standing, his body as straight as a spear. His hands held the Great Meru Demonic Pillar, and his feet rubbed against the ground as he gradually backed off.
Every time he stepped back, the ground was crushed into powder.
A scarlet color filled Mu Chen's eyes, and a low roar seemed to come from his throat. Then, he stomped his foot forcefully and instantly, the golden ground below him cracked open directly in a radius of hundreds of feet.
On his arms, his veins were wiggling like dragons. As he roared, an appalling ominous aura surged on the Great Meru Demonic Pillar.
A sharp eagle's cry could be heard. Many tiny cracks appeared on the huge blood hawk and spread rapidly. In the end, the blood hawk exploded with a loud bang and turned into many blood-red light spots which filled the sky and gradually fell down.
In the sky, a muffled sound was also heard. In the majestic spiritual energy shockwave, a person seemed to have staggered. Mu Chen broke Cao Feng's attack by force, which obviously caused him to be affected as well.
With an icy expression on his face, Mu Chen stomped his foot and ascended, flying high into the sky like the giant Roc that had expanded its wings. The Great Meru Demonic Pillar quickly turned into a dark shadow which struck down hard at the place filled with violent spiritual energy.
Mu Chen's attack was especially fierce. Since he had a slight advantage, he would not give his opponent any chance to relax.
The Great Meru Demonic Pillar tore the violent spiritual energy apart forcefully and smashed down at the figure within.
The Great Meru Demonic Pillar stormed into the dense spiritual energy, but Mu Chen's look suddenly turned serious.
A devastating shockwave broke out, and the dense spiritual energy was immediately dispersed. Countless people looked at the place, and their eyes all narrowed suddenly...
A figure thousands of feet in size stood proudly at the region filled with the light of spiritual energy. The figure was blood-red throughout its body, as if it were solidified from blood. On the giant's surface there were strange runes formed from blood. Waves of terrifying spiritual energy fluctuations emanated from the figure and directly caused the entire space to tremble and distort along with them.
At the moment, the giant figure was blocking the Great Meru Demonic Pillar. The pillar struck down with its huge hand which was glittering with blood rays. As the blood rays surged, it was as if blood were continuously dripping down from it.
The giant figure was the Sovereign Celestial Body that Cao Feng had cultivated!
"This Sovereign Celestial Body..."
Mu Chen also stared at the scarlet Sovereign Celestial Body. From the Sovereign Celestial Body, he felt an incredibly powerful spiritual energy fluctuation. His eyes sparkled gently and he said softly, "It's actually the Blood Shadow Celestial Body which is ranked 99th..."
Although the Blood Shadow Celestial Body was only ranked 99th, it was in the rankings after all, and was naturally stronger than ordinary Sovereign Celestial Bodies. It seemed that Cao Feng was indeed very valued in the Blood Hawk Palace. Otherwise, it would be difficult for him to obtain the cultivation method for the Blood Shadow Celestial Body. It was no wonder that he betrayed the Nine Nether Palace in the first place and sought refuge in the Blood Hawk Palace.
"Since you can force me into using the Blood Shadow Celestial Body, you are considered to have some abilities!" The Blood Shadow Celestial Body that Cao Feng had turned into stared at Mu Chen with his scarlet, beast-like eyes. His cold voice rumbled in the sky.
His voice was filled with rage. At first, he thought that since he was a Grade Two Sovereign, he would be able to defeat Mu Chen easily. However, after fighting he realized that he was actually not at an advantage at all. Instead, he was somewhat suppressed by the weird demonic pillar with the frightful ominous aura. How could he tolerate this?
At the moment, everyone in the entire Daluo Territory was watching them. If he were to lose to Mu Chen, he would no longer have a foothold in the future.
Hence, no matter what, he would definitely need to kill Mu Chen!
An intense killing intent flashed in the blood-red eyes of the Blood Shadow Celestial Body. Right then, his bloody palm slapped hard onto the Great Meru Demonic Pillar. A horrific spiritual energy exploded and caused the demonic pillar to be blown away.
Mu Chen backed off quickly. Waving his sleeves, the Great Meru Demonic Pillar whizzed over to him and stood straight on the ground. He stood on the top of the pillar, staring at the huge Blood Shadow Celestial Body with a freezing look.
"Blood Explosion Art!"
Killing intent surged in Cao Feng's heart. His bloody palms changed seals suddenly, and they grabbed towards Mu Chen from afar like the claws of an eagle.
His palms whizzed in the air, and even the sky seemed to have turned scarlet. In the distance, Mu Chen's body stiffened suddenly as the blood in his body actually showed traces of boiling and exploding.
Cao Feng's Blood Shadow Celestial Body could actually detonate the blood inside him from such a distance. The attack was indeed peculiar.
Mu Chen stomped his foot abruptly, and brilliant lightning burst out. His body was quickly electrified and became covered in silver light, as if the Thunder God had arrived himself. Then, he punched forward, and the raging lightning, which whizzed past like thousands of lightning pythons, crushed the blood rays.
Seeing that, Cao Feng gave a ghastly smile. Countless numbers of bloody waterfalls burst out from his body and flew towards Mu Chen like tens of thousands of shadows, covering the sky and the earth.
The blood shadows emitted waves of screams. As the soundwaves spread, everyone's heads began to hurt badly as if they were going to explode.
Mu Chen frowned slightly. His toes kicked on the ground, and he backed off quickly. The sound of thunder echoed in his ears, resisting the interference from the sharp soundwaves. Then, he punched out fiercely with both hands.
Thunderbolt fist prints that blotted out the sky whizzed over and slammed into the countless blood shadows. Instantly, a continuous rumbling sounded off in the sky. However, with each such impact, Mu Chen was blown away for over 1,000 feet.
Everyone could tell that this time, Mu Chen was at a total disadvantage.
At the Nine Nether Palace zone, Tang Bing and Tang Rou watched in horror, but did not speak because they knew how strong Cao Feng actually was at the moment.
"Now, you are just like a homeless dog. Where's your arrogance just now?"
Cao Feng gave a dour sneer, and his attack became more intense. Then, he stared at Mu Chen, who was just retreating, and the killing intent in his eyes suddenly became extremely strong. His hands abruptly formed a weird seal.
"You think you can just keep dodging?"
"Demonic Blood Clock, corrode the sky and melt the earth!"
The sky suddenly turned dark, and even the clouds in the sky seemed to become blood-red. A bloody rain fell down from the sky and enveloped the entire place.
Mu Chen stopped. He frowned slightly because he felt an extraordinary spiritual energy fluctuation around him. Obviously, Cao Feng was starting to perform a real fatal blow.
"Should be about time..." Mu Chen lowered his head and muttered to himself. Meanwhile, his hands in his sleeves quietly formed the last seal.
The space around Mu Chen suddenly turned blood-red. Many blood shadows penetrated across space like vines, and in just a few breaths' time, they condensed around his body.
The blood shadows wound around Mu Chen, and an enormous blood clock appeared out of thin air. Then, it engulfed Mu Chen in a peculiar way.
The blood clock stood in the sky. On its surface there seemed to be countless ferocious faces. Sharp cries could be heard continuously in the sky causing everyone to feel that their heads were in pain, as if they were going to explode.
As the blood clock appeared and engulfed Mu Chen, the expressions of many people changed, after which they shook their heads quietly. Even if a Grade Two Sovereign at the same level as Cao Feng were trapped in this kind of fatal attack, he would also definitely be very heavily injured.
It seemed that Mu Chen's outcome would be ominous rather than propitious.
At the Blood Hawk Palace zone, a mild smile appeared on Lord Blood Hawk's always dour face. His look was as cold as a viper and would cause anyone to tremble with fear.
This time, I'll see how embarrassed the Nine Nether Palace will be.
In the sky, Cao Feng gave an evil smile, and a killing intent could be seen. Then, he changed his seals, and the blood clock started to suddenly vibrate, emitting many blood rays. If he were to detonate the blood clock, then Mu Chen, who was inside, would surely die!
"Demonic Blood Clock, explode!"
The giant blood clock finally completely exploded. At the instant of explosion, there seemed to be an endless blood sea that swept across it. The smell of blood filled the whole place.
At the moment, the entire region of space appeared to be broken. Many spatial cracks spread rapidly.
Everyone looked at the area.
The faces of the twin sisters Tang Bing and Tang Rou turned slightly pale, and their bodies trembled gently. Everyone in the Nine Nether Troop also watched with a dim expression, their faces pale.
Only Nine Nether was calm.
The blood sea filled the sky. All of a sudden, there seemed to be a limitless amount of light that radiated through the blood sea. Where the light passed, the blood sea was evaporated instantaneously. In just a few breaths' time, the blood sea that once filled the place vanished totally.
Cao Feng's expression changed drastically, and he suddenly lifted his head.
The many powerful people around also felt something and stared at the sky in the distance with an astonished look. Then, their eyes narrowed.
In the sky, an enormous bright figure stood silently. Behind the bright figure, a scorching sun was floating and emitting a seemingly endless amount of light. The flame of brightness swept across, and all the spiritual energy in the world began to boil and burn.
A frightening spiritual energy pressure enveloped the place.
In the sky, the looks of the three kings, who had been watching the battle, also turned solemn at the moment. Surprise surged in their eyes.