Chapter 1298 – The Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind
A large, powerful hand seemed to have smashed this area. It was strange. The area was filled with an ancient aura, and the sun emitted a weak ray of light that looked fragmented from afar. Deep gorges appeared on the ground, and they were so dark within that they caused one to shiver.
“Is this one of the places during the Primordial Age where the Great Thousand World and the Extraterritorial Race fought?”
Mu Chen, Luo Li, Ling Xi, and Long Xiang stood on a hill and were shocked when they looked at the place that had been crushed. They were even more shocked when they saw a mountain flying in the sky in the distance. As the area had been smashed, the orientation was out of place, and the space was turned upside down.
“The oppression in this place is so strong that one can hardly breathe,” Luo Li said, looking grave. Fighting in such a place would require more spiritual energy than it would in the Great Thousand World, as they also had to fend off the lingering oppression.
“The aura of the Heavenly Sovereigns who have passed on has merged into the area, and that is why we are feeling the oppression,” Ling Xi said softly.
“This is indeed a notorious place in the Great Thousand World!” Long Xiang exclaimed. Although he was a Half Step to Complete Earthly Sovereign, he felt uneasy.
Mu Chen nodded in agreement. He then looked at Luo Li and asked, “Shall we look for Wen Qingxuan?”
Since Wen Qingxuan possessed some information about the Heavenly Sovereign Relic and had invited them join forces with her, Mu Chen would not turn down such a good offer. After all, they had just entered the Ancient Holy Gulf and did not have much information about it.
Luo Li nodded and stretched out her hand. A jasper-like butterfly appeared and flew around Luo Li, emitting a green light. After it had found its direction, it flew toward the west.
“Follow the butterfly, and we will be able to meet up with Qingxuan,” Luo Li said with a smile.
“Let’s go!” Mu Chen shouted softly and dashed out, with Luo Li and the other two following closely behind him.
The Ancient Holy Gulf was filled with danger. Mu Chen told his team to reduce their speed so they could react quickly in case of unforeseen circumstances. It turned out he was right in doing so.
A strong yellow wind blew in the area, and although it did not look destructive, the moment one’s spiritual energy came into contact with it, the spiritual energy would disperse and turn into a sandstorm.
Mu Chen and his team hid in a cave and watched the yellow wind in amazement. Long Xiang’s arm had turned yellow, as he had not managed to dodge the yellow wind when it blew past him. The spiritual energy on his arm had been dispersed, and he had nearly lost his arm.
Fortunately, Mu Chen was quick to pull him back. If he had not done so, Long Xiang might have turned into a sandstorm, even though he was a Half Step to Complete Earthly Sovereign.
“The yellow wind is so frightening!” Long Xiang said fearfully. He had gone through a lot over the years, but none of it was as frightening as this experience. He shuddered as he thought of himself turning into a sandstorm.
“This must be the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind,” Luo Li said as she looked out of the cave.
“Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind?” Mu Chen and the rest were shocked when they heard it.
“Over the past few days, I did not go into seclusion like you did. I spent some time collecting information on the Ancient Holy Gulf from the Scarlet Flame Elder and the Holy Gulf City,” Luo Li said as she glanced at Mu Chen.
Mu Chen smiled in embarrassment. He was so focused on cultivating the spiritual array that he did not have time to gather information. He was fortunate to have Luo Li to handle this crucial task for him.
“There are many natural disasters in the Ancient Holy Gulf, and the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind is one of them. The Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind has no effect on non-living things, but it is fatal to those with spiritual energy. The spiritual energy will turn into a sandstorm once it comes into contact with the wind.
“Although Brother Long Xiang did not activate his spiritual energy earlier, we have been training our spiritual energy, so we naturally possess spiritual energy in our bodies. This is why he nearly lost his arm earlier.”
Long Xiang stuck out his tongue. In that case, they would not be able to get out of the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind, even if they withdrew their spiritual energy.
“So, must we wait for the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind to dissipate?” Ling Xi asked.
“I suppose so,” Luo Li said, nodding. They had not expected the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind to be so powerful. “Fortunately, the wind will stop soon, so we do not have to wait for long.”
Mu Chen nodded and said, “Let’s wait for it to dissipate then.”
Having said that, he stared at the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind. The Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind was a deadly weapon. If he could collect some of it, he could use it to deal with his enemies.
“Are you eyeing the wind?” Luo Li widened her eyes at Mu Chen, as she knew what he was thinking. Mu Chen is too audacious.
Ling Xi and Long Xiang looked at Mu Chen in amazement. Everyone was trying to hide from the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind, but Mu Chen was actually eyeing it!
Mu Chen smiled when he saw their expressions and said thoughtfully, “Although the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind is powerful, there is still a way to tame it. It has the power to disperse spiritual energy, but if we can seal this power temporarily, it will calm down.”
“Seal? Seal its power?” Ling Xi and Long Xiang looked at each other. Sealing was the Budur Ancient Clan’s forte.
“Little Lord, although the seal is powerful, it has different grades. We cannot use an ordinary grade for this Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind.” Long Xiang shook his head, as he had great knowledge about the seals practiced by the Budur Ancient Clan.
“You are right. We cannot use ordinary seals for this.” Mu Chen smiled. A crystal light then appeared in his eyes, and a sacred-looking crystal pagoda shot out from his eyes and hung before him. “My Holy Pagoda is more powerful than the ordinary seals.”
“The Holy Pagoda!” Ling Xi’s eyes brightened as she looked at the pagoda. The Holy Pagoda was rarely seen in the Budur Ancient Clan. If Mu Chen was considering using it to collect the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind, it might be feasible.
“Are you not afraid of losing the Holy Pagoda?” Ling Xi curled up her lips. Although what Mu Chen had said was feasible, there was risk involved as well.
The people of the Budur Ancient Clan treasured the pagoda and would not use it unless it was absolutely necessary. They would not even consider using it to collect the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind. Although Xuan Luo possessed a Holy Pagoda as well, Ling Xi knew that he would not be willing to use it for this purpose. Xuan Luo and Mu Chen had different experiences in life, and they were under different circumstances. Xuan Luo considered himself as a noble and would not take such a risk.
“It is necessary for us to take risks at times. There is no free lunch in this world,” Mu Chen said. He was so used to taking risks all these years, even to the extent of disregarding his own life.
“In that case, go for it. If you find something amiss, stop immediately.” Luo Li supported him. Since Mu Chen had his mind set on it, Luo Li would not stop him.
Mu Chen nodded and immediately took two steps forward. He looked gravely at the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind that was whizzing fiercely outside the cave and lifted up his hand. Bright light burst out from the Holy Pagoda, and it flew out.
Crystal light surged when the Holy Pagoda went into the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind. It fended off the power of the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind, and the suction power at the base of the pagoda swirled out. It sucked the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind into the pagoda at a visible speed.
After some time, Mu Chen waved his sleeve, and the Holy Pagoda flew back to him. He stepped forth to catch hold of it, and the spiritual energy from his body burst out and entered the pagoda.
The following step was crucial. He had to activate the power of the Holy Pagoda to seal the Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind within it. If he failed to seal it, the Holy Pagoda would be destroyed by the raging Spiritual Energy Dispelling Wind. There was no room for failure!