Volume 1 –
Chapter 1012 – One Punch
“You want me to cough up the Sovereign Spiritual Liquid that I have taken from you?”
Before the Body Refining Pagoda, the light faded and a slender silhouette was revealed, coldly looking at Zong Teng with a smile-yet-not-a-smile expression. If it wasn’t Mu Chen, who else could it be?
When he suddenly appeared here, he had immediately caused the experts in this region to have a drastic change in their expressions. All of them had disbelief written on their faces, as if they had seen a ghost.
They clearly never thought that Mu Chen would still be able to walk out of the Body Refining Pagoda alive.
Mo Feng and Han Shan looked at Mu Chen with shock. The outcome had also exceeded their expectations. How did Mu Chen survive from the terrifying fist from the Blood War Monarch?
“You… you’re still alive?!” Even with Zong Teng’s composure, he had widened his eyes and looked at Mu Chen with disbelief. For the moment, he had even stuttered and one could tell the shock in his heart.
“Thanks to your fortune, I’m well and alive.” Mu Chen replied with an eye-narrowing smile. However, there wasn’t the slightest warmth in his smile. He did not expect that when he was gone for such a short period of time that this fellow would already jump out.
Zong Teng’s face was dark at this moment.
Not far away, the experts of the Thunder Crow Clan that wanted to make a move as well were stunned and the sinister expression on Lu Sui’s face froze, alternating with green and white. He initially wanted to take revenge while Nine Nether’s party suffered a loss. But who could have expected Mu Chen to show up like a ghost?
While Lu Sui’s face was changing, Mu Chen’s sharp gaze swept towards him and he faintly said, “I have previously spared your life and you still dare to jump out.”
When Lu Sui heard Mu Chen’s words, his face turned green and a ferocious light flashed in his eyes. It’s as if he wanted to devour Mu Chen whole.
“Haha, what a big tone you have.”
Zong Teng’s expression finally recovered. However, his face was still dark as he stared at Mu Chen with a cold smile. He did not have much fear in his tone, even if he knew that Mu Chen had obtained quite a bit of benefit from the Body Refining Pagoda, the latter and himself should still have some gap between them in Zong Teng’s view.
The current Mu Chen could face him, but it was insufficient to scare Zong Teng.
“Furthermore, you really want the Nine Netherbird Clan to fight with my Sky Roc Clan and the Thunder Crow Clan right here? If that’s the case, are you sure that a human like you can bear the consequences?”
Hearing Zong Teng’s cold voice, only then did Lu Sui remembered that they had two clans working together. If they joined up, then their formation would be much stronger than Mu Chen’s party. So why was there a need to fear them?
Furthermore, he did not think that he lost to Mu Chen due to him being inferior. It was just that he was careless for the moment and the initiative was seized by Mu Chen. In the end, Mu Chen had executed swift means to force him out of the thundercloud stage and, therefore, eliminated him.
If he had gone all-out right from the beginning, he should’ve been able to gain a slight advantage with his cultivation at Seventh Grade Sovereign and it would be tough for Mu Chen to defeat him.
After thinking about it, a ferocious light flashed in Lu Sui’s eyes as he eerily said, “Heh. Brother Zong’s words are right. Today, I want to see what you can do to me even if I jump out?!”
After he spoke to the end, he had immediately taken a step out with boundless Spiritual Energy roaring around him as he looked at Mu Chen with a ferocious gaze.
When the experts around the Body Refining Pagoda saw the tensed atmosphere, all of them had weird gazes. The Thunder Crow Clan actually wanted to join forces with the Sky Roc Clan to deal with the Nine Netherbird Clan. If that’s the case, then it wouldn’t be any good news to the Nine Netherbird Clan.
“Mu Chen is too young and reckless… his words did not leave him any route of retreat, and quickly forced Lu Sui and Zong Teng together…”
“Yeah, the two of them were, after all, geniuses that could enter the Body Refining Pagoda. If they join forces, the Nine Netherbird Clan’s situation would definitely not be good, judging from the formation.”
“If this matter is not handled properly, Mu Chen will bring humiliation to the Nine Netherbird Clan. Benefiting from it, Lu Sui and Zong Teng will probably not let this matter rest…”
Whispers quietly resounded while the experts of the various clans inwardly shook their heads. Clearly, they felt that Mu Chen’s words were too intense, leading to this situation where no one benefits.
If he spoke somewhat more gently, perhaps he might’ve been able to persuade the Thunder Crow Clan to leave, and deal with the Sky Roc Clan first before the turning back. This would undoubtedly be the most perfect plan.
While the whispers were resounding, Zong Teng looked at Lu Sui, who had ferocious emotions in his eyes, and the corner of his lips lifted to an arc that no one could notice. He initially thought that Lu Sui would be scared of Mu Chen’s appearance. But judging from the current situation, he seemed to have thought too much. Generally speaking, he should still thank Mu Chen for this…
“What can I do to you?”
Facing all those gazes, Mu Chen had quickly disregarded them and his gaze grew colder. Staring at Lu Sui, a smile appeared on his face filled with a chill.
Thereafter, he quickly strode forth.
A dazzling golden light immediately burst from Mu Chen’s body and he had immediately disappeared from his location with a boom.
In that instant when he disappeared, Zong Teng, who was the closest to him, had noticed it first. Immediately, his face changed and his Spiritual Energy swept up in an attempt to obstruct Mu Chen.
However, when his body had just moved, his eyes blurred when a light flashed past him. That terrifying speed even made beads of sweat to instantly appear on Zong Teng’s back.
How did that fellow’s speed suddenly increase so much?!
One must know that as one of the Sky Roc Clan, speed was his forté. But he couldn’t even see the route of the silhouette from before and that figure had already flashed past him.
That speed was simply terrifying!
As a cold sweat came out of Zong Teng, Lu Sui’s face, which was not far away, drastically changed. He had only seen a golden light flashing through his eyes. However, he was still a Seventh Grade Sovereign, after all, so he had immediately retreated out of instinct. At the same time, he had thrown a fist forth, surging with boundless Spiritual Energy mixed with lightning that pierced through space.
However, the golden light still tyrannically charged over and slammed against the lightning Spiritual Energy. The lightning shattered and instantly faded away.
As the golden light flickered, Lu Sui was shocked when he noticed that Mu Chen’s silhouette had appeared before him with a ridiculing smile on his face.
“What can I do to you?”
He opened his mouth once again to ask the same question, then he threw a punch out.
The gale of his fist fluctuated without any Spiritual Energy fluctuations. Only a golden light flickered and vague draconic roars resounded. Lu Sui could see that cracks had started to appear from the space before him with an energy that made his scalp feel numb spreading out.
“How can this be possible?!”
Lu Sui was scared by Mu Chen’s fist to the point that his soul was leaving his body. He could sense that Mu Chen had not used any Spiritual Energy, that meant that the fist was purely his physical strength.
It was this fist that made even a Seventh Grade Sovereign like him feel greatly threatened.
Mu Chen’s fist was extremely quick, but Lu Sui had still frantically gathered all his Spiritual Energy and formed it into a shield before him that flickered with lightning. It was like a Thunder Crow that had unfolded its wings with powerful defences.
The golden fist slammed against the shield and a huge sound was produced. In an instant, the sturdy shield had shattered under Lu Sui’s shocked eyes.
As the lightning splattered, the golden fist had pierced through and slammed against Lu Sui’s chest like a bolt of lightning. A terrifying surge of energy gushed out and Lu Sui’s body had been immediately sent flying back.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Along the way, the ruined constructs were all shattered.
A dazzling mark that was roughly a few hundred feet spread out on the ground.
The surroundings of the Body Refining Pagoda was in deathly silence.
All the whispers from before had been completely wiped at this moment and everyone was dumbfounded at this scene. They couldn’t imagine how Lu Sui, with the cultivation of a Seventh Grade Sovereign, couldn’t even take a punch from Mu Chen.
They looked into the distance to see that Lu Sui was covered in blood, his chest had collapsed with most of his body buried in the ruins and whether he was alive in question…
“How is that possible…?”
Everyone was stunned as they muttered. Although Mu Chen had defeated Lu Sui in the Body Refining Pagoda, it was also due to the fact that Mu Chen had the initiative. Now that the latter knew how powerful Mu Chen was, he was naturally alert at all times. But despite being alert, he was immediately defeated like a dead dog by Mu Chen.
Everyone was a little speechless and they completely understood at this moment why Mu Chen did not have any thoughts of splitting them up. That’s because he could easily defeat the so-called “alliance” between his enemies.
No matter how they worked together, it was a joke before absolute strength.
Several of the Thunder Crow Clan’s experts were stunned as they watched this scene. At this moment, they actually did not even have the thought of helping Lu Sui. that’s because that lightning punch made them clearly understand the gap between them.
Under the countless startled looks, Mu Chen casually pulled back his gaze and retracted the golden light on his body, then lightly smiled.
“What can I do to you, I wonder if this is enough?”
Facing his words, no one could reply. That’s because, at this moment, no one knew if Lu Sui was alive or dead…
Mu Chen also couldn’t be bothered about Lu Sui. He gently patted his hands before turning around, looking towards Zong Teng, who had an unsightly expression, with a smile-yet-not-a-smile expression.
“It’s your turn, now.”