Volume 1 –
Chapter 789 – Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour
The white ivory light finger pointed at the air, gently clashing with the golden spear beam that had images of a True Dragon and Phoenix around it.
In that instant of contact, this entire region seemed to have turned quiet.
Mu Chen’s pupils were fixed on the point of collision. There wasn’t an earth-shattering noise from such a terrifying clash, but a hint of blackness suddenly blossomed on Cai Xiao’s finger.
The wisp of blackness was like ink that dripped into the lake as it swiftly expanded. In the blink of an eye, it had turned into a hundred foot-sized black hole!
As the black hole spinned, it looked like it could devour everything in this world. Any object would be eternally reduced to a void by the darkness.
The golden-armoured Guardian roared as the shocking fighting intent emitting from the golden spear beam attempted to pierce through the black hole. But reality caused the golden spear beam to sink into the black hole, bit by bit. No matter how it struggled, it could not break free from the dreadful suction force.
The golden-armoured Guardian furiously roared as a golden light violently surged in an attempt to break free. However, it was a futile effort, since Cai Xiao displayed a rather shocking strength at this moment.
The black hole spun on Cai Xiao’s fingertip and the golden spear beam was slowly devoured, until it had thoroughly disappeared.
In that instant, when the golden spear beam was devoured by the black hole, the hundred-foot black hole abruptly shrunk, reduced to a wisp of black dot that was like ink as it landed on Cai Xiao’s fingertip. She pointed her finger out again, swiftly touching the head of the golden-armoured Guardian.
There wasn’t any abnormal noise, but the body of the golden-armoured Guardian was frozen in an instant. It was so much so that even the dazzling golden light blossoming from it was swiftly turning dull.
Its arm, which was covered in dragon scales, trembled as it raised it in an attempt to claw at Cai Xiao. But in the end, it powerlessly hung down as its entire body fell to the ground with a loud bang. The vast and boundless Spiritual Energy had completely disappeared.
Mu Chen was dumbfounded at this scene. He was startled by that attack from Cai Xiao. That attack of hers was extremely swift.
Cai Xiao looked at the golden-armoured Guardian that had fallen onto the ground and her gorgeous-coloured hair swiftly returned to black. Her seven-coloured pupils had also returned back their original colour.
Her body lightly trembled as she fell back.
A figure appeared behind her in time, extending his arm to grab her waist. Mu Chen realised that Cai Xiao’s face was a little pale at this moment. It seemed like that instant attack that killed the golden-armoured Guardian must have been a huge exhaustion for her.
“Are you alright?” Mu Chen asked, worried.
Cai Xiao gently shook her head as she stood up and Mu Chen released his hand. He wasn’t reluctant to let go of that tenderness that made his heart fluctuate.
“I’m fine, we finally took care of it.” Cai Xiao took a glance at the golden-armoured Guardian on the floor that didn’t have any aura left in it and felt relieved of a heavy burden. If she couldn’t deal with it even with that attack from before, then they could only retreat this time.
Mu Chen walked up and cautiously knocked on the golden-armoured Guardian. But beneath the golden-armoured Guardian, a hollowed sound rang out, which left him stunned for a brief moment. Shortly after, he flipped open the armour and realised that there wasn’t anything in the armour. The Guardian seemed to have thoroughly disappeared…
“He was struck by my Heavens Devouring Finger, his flesh was devoured.” Cai Xiao casually said.
Hearing her words, Mu Chen instantly inhaled a mouthful of cold air. Such an attack was simply too overbearing. This Cai Xiao’s origin was truly mysterious. For her to even grasp ahold of such powerful means.
“But this armour is not an ordinary item.” Cai Xiao clenched her hand as the golden armour floated before her. This golden armour was formed with the scales of a True Dragon, so the toughness of it was indescribable. Furthermore, there were vague runes of a pair of wings behind the armour.
“This armour is a fusion of a True Dragon and Phoenix’s power…” Mu Chen also moved closer as he said, somewhat shocked. So the phoenix wings that were previously unfolded behind the golden-armoured Guardian was from this armour.
“Good stuff.” Mu Chen couldn’t help praising. This Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour possessed the powerful defence of a True Dragon’s scales and speed of a True Phoenix. The ability of this armour was something that not even a Middle-Rank Divine Artifact could match up with. If the existence of this armour was made known to others, it would definitely attract the contest of countless red eyes.
“You have yet to see the powerful part of this Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour.” Cai Xiao said as she lightly smiled.
“The power of True Dragon and Phoenix are basically as incompatible as fire and water. You should be clear about that fact since you have the Ersatz Dragon Physique. Even if there were the Blood Essences of a True Dragon and Phoenix in the Dragon-Phoenix Pool, they would devour each other and you could only absorb the victor.”
Cai Xiao gently pointed at the Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour that was floating before her. “But, it’s not the same fo this. It could genuinely fuse the power of those two. I believe that a majority of the True Dragon and Phoenix power possessed by the golden-armoured Guardian probably originated from this Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour…”
“You’re saying…” The corner of Mu Chen’s lips uncontrollably twitched as a fire blazed in the depths of his eyes.
“Correct, if you possess this Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour, you might be able to absorb both Blood Essences of the True Dragon and Phoenix. At that time, you can form the True Dragon Physique and True Phoenix Physique at the same time… Haha, perhaps, at that time, it would be more suitable for it to be called the Dragon-Phoenix Physique…” Cai Xiao chuckled.
Mu Chen licked his lips. Even with his composure, it was unavoidable for his heart to stir at this moment. After the years of opening the Dragon-Phoenix Haven, those with outstanding talents had obtained the True Dragon Physique and True Phoenix Physique. However, there wasn’t any rumor that both could be obtained. Thus, one could tell how impractical that thinking was.
But, right now, there was a strand of hope for this unrealistic thinking, so how could Mu Chen not be stirred in his heart?
The ripples in Mu Chen’s heart lasted for a long, while before they gradually calmed down. He cast a glance at the Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour, before looking at Cai Xiao. “You’re the one that took down the golden-armoured Guardian…”
He wasn’t blinded by temptation. Because he knew that if it wasn’t for Cai Xiao, he wouldn’t even make it here in the first place, not to mention about dipping his finger in her things.
“Take it, don’t by like an old woman. If it wasn’t for you risking your life to obstruct it earlier, I wouldn’t have been able to deal with it, either. Furthermore, even if this Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour is rare, it’s not enough to attract me.” Cai Xiao smiled as she flicked her finger, the Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour turned into a golden beam of light as it shot towards Mu Chen with a wave of her hand.
“As expected from someone with a wealthy background.”
Although he knew that it was just Cai Xiao’s excuse, Mu Chen still couldn’t help shaking his head as he sighed. Shortly after, he did not refuse and took the Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour, then earnestly nodded his head at Cai Xiao. “Thanks for this. If you need help in the future, you can look for me at anytime.”
“A rather big tone you have.” Cai Xiao looked at Mu Chen with mockery. With her status, if she really needed help, someone like Mu Chen wouldn’t be able to help her in the slightest.
“Perhaps not now, but who knows about the future?” Mu Chen touched the chilling scales on the Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour as he lightly smiled. Although his smile was calm, the confidence behind that smile left Cai Xiao a little startled. It’s because she could sense that it wasn’t a baseless boasting, but a type of self-confidence and stubbornness.
Who could tell if today’s baby eagle won’t look proudly at the heavens in the future?
Cai Xiao looked at Mu Chen for a while, before nodding her head as she smiled. “Okay, I’ll use this Dragon-Phoenix Golden Armour as a favour for a supreme powerhouse in the future, quite worthwhile.”
Hearing her words, Mu Chen smiled in embarrassment. Such empty promises, if it was someone else, they would probably be rolling their eyes at him.
“Looks like it’s time to enjoy the harvest now.”
Cai Xiao shifted her gaze at the golden pool water in the super Dragon-Phoenix Pool, before looking at the golden sapling with a heated gaze. On the sapling, there were three Dragon-Phoenix Fruits that were emitting dazzling lights. They were the most dazzling items in this region.
Cai Xiao and Mu Chen exchanged a glance, before the two of them moved and appeared before the golden sapling, stretching their hands out.
But in that instant, when they were about to move, the space around the golden sapling distorted. The distorted space was like a blade as the three Dragon-Phoenix Fruits fell in a flash, before entering the distorted space and disappeared.
The sudden change of events left Cai Xiao and Mu Chen stunned, before their faces immediately turned cold.
“Why are you elites of the Dragon-Phoenix Record so fond of sneaking around?!” Cai Xiao looked at the void as she coldly sneered.
When she sneered, her figure had already disappeared and reappeared at a space. Her white hand had directly stretched out as she shattered the space.
From the shattered space, a palm ruthlessly flew out as well and clashed with Cai Xiao’s palm. Instantly, a Spiritual Energy fluctuation swept out, even Cai Xiao’s figure had lightly trembled.
After experiencing the earlier battle with the golden-armoured Guardian, her current state was clearly a little weak.
But even so, it still wasn’t an easy task to snatch something from her hands. She formed seals with her hand and a seven-coloured light beam appeared, shooting into that void.
Space shattered as several droplets of blood shot out. There was a flash of lightning in the space and it fled at a stunning speed. That speed was something that not even Cai Xiao could catch up with so easily.
Looking at that light figure, Cai Xiao’s face was filled with a cold look. A brief moment later, she landed on the ground and flicked her finger. Two Dragon-Phoenix Fruits that were emitting golden lights appeared before her.
“He got one.” Cai Xiao’s voice was cold. Although she managed to retrieve two, this matter still made her unhappy.
Mu Chen looked at the two Dragon-Phoenix Fruits and felt relieved. Fortunately, the two that they had retrieved were matured and the one lost was the unripe one.
He looked at the direction that the light figure disappeared at with a wisp of a chill on his face. Although that figure did not reveal his appearance, Mu Chen had already figured out his identity.
Knowing their aim, stealthily following them and could still snatch a Dragon-Phoenix Fruit from Cai Xiao. In the Dragon-Phoenix Haven, aside from the first ranker on the Dragon-Phoenix Record, there wasn’t anyone else.
“Fang Yi of the Divine Palace…”