Volume 1 –
Chapter 855 – Chasing for a Thousand Miles
The atmosphere undulated as countless black feathers tore through space like arrows from every direction. On the other side of those black feathers was a figure that stood in the sky like a ferocious croc, emanating a torrential ferocious aura.
That figure was naturally the Skycroc Lord, Xu Ba. He looked at the boundless attacks flying over with a sinister gaze. There wasn’t any fear on his face. Although Mu Chen had managed to refine the Spirit of Battle Will of the Nine Nether Troop’s Battle Will, that power wasn’t endless. With Mu Chen’s strength at Fourth Grade Sovereign, he could only barely reach the power of a Sixth Grade Sovereign with the help of Battle Will, and it wasn’t so easy to defeat him, Xu Ba.
“Skycroc Divine Art – Devouring Jaws!”
Xu Ba’s gaze was ruthless as he abruptly stomped his feet. Instantly, boundless Spiritual Energy swept out and formed into the mouth of a massive croc. The mouth was pitch-black, looking like it could devour everything. When it opened, a powerful suction force escaped from it, devouring the black feathers.
A series of explosions came from the croc’s mouth. Under the terrifying and violent Spiritual
Energy impacts, they caused the huge mouth to distort before it exploded.
As the violent Spiritual Energy swept out, Xu Ba’s body jolted, before dispersing the impact force, then he coldly locked his gaze onto Mu Chen and sneered, “Brat, don’t think that you can be fearless with the Nine Nether Battle Will. Battle Will is still an external power that cannot allow you to be unparalleled under the sky.”
“It’s naturally impossible to be unparalleled under the sky, but it’s more than enough to deal with you.” Mu Chen coldly sneered. If it was under normal circumstances, he naturally wouldn’t have any high chance of winning if he encountered a Sixth Grade Sovereign like Xu Ba. But with the help of the Nine Nether Troop’s Battle Will, he wouldn’t have to fear the latter.
Xu Ba laughed from the extreme anger, before his figure had turned into a streak of light and flew out. He clenched his hand and, at the same time, a scarlet sabre appeared in his hand. There were scarlet runes on the sabre with a torrential ominous aura sweeping from it. Clearly, it was an extremely formidable Ominous Artifact.
Xu Ba had slashed down at the sky and the space before him was torn apart. A blade of scarlet light that was a few hundred feet swept out and directly slashed at the Nine Nether Troop.
This move of Xu Ba’s had revealed the power of a Sixth Grade Sovereign. The might of the attack was something that not even a pinnacle Fifth Grade Sovereign expert like Fang Yi could confront against.
Mu Chen’s gaze was cold as he looked at this attack from Xu Ba. He did not panic, but his seals changed, commanding the boundless Battle Will to sweep out and form into a force that clashed with the blade of light.
A shocking Spiritual Energy shock wave swept out as the Battle Will force and blade of light swiftly collapsed.
The confrontation between the two was on an equal level.
Xu Ba’s face was dark and he did not stop attacking. His figure had burst out with countless blades light filling the sky, before enveloping towards Mu Chen and the Nine Nether Troop like a storm.
But facing Xu Ba’s attacks, Mu Chen had no fear. He controlled the boundless Nine Nether Battle Will to face it. Terrifying clashes exploded between the two with space endlessly undulating. The scene was extremely stunning.
However, no one could gain the upper hand in his confrontation and no one could do a thing to the other party. Vaguely, a deadlock had appeared in this battle.
But this deadlock had involuntarily made those spectators dumbfounded. Mu Chen was indeed well-deserving of being a dark horse. With his earlier strength, he had forced Fang Yi to be greatly injured along with him. And now, he had borrowed the power of the Nine Nether Troop and equally faced a veteran expert like Xu Ba. Such achievements were enough to make anyone dumbfounded.
After this Hunting War, if the Great Havenlaw Domain still remained, Mu Chen would probably surpass Fang Yi and become the new Overlord of the younger generations in the Northern Region.
When Mu Chen had led the Nine Nether Troop to fight on equal grounds with Xu Ba, Nine Nether had chased after the Skycroc Troop. The Blood Hawk King had led the Blood Hawk Troop to charge out and chased after the Skycroc Troop as well.
Amongst the Skycroc Troop, despite the resistance of the various Commanders, they naturally couldn’t resist the attacks of two Sixth Grade Sovereigns and the Blood Hawk Troop. They did not have someone like Mu Chen, who had refined the Spirit of Battle Will. Therefore, with every clash of Spiritual Energy, there were people constantly falling from the sky from the Skycroc Troop and had been clearly killed by the Spiritual Energy impacts.
In just a few moments, there was already a considerable number of casualties in the Skycroc Troop, their pathetic looks of urgently retreating no longer had that majestic bearing they had before.
On another side, the situation of the two other troops that were being chased after by the Mountain Splitting King and the two other Kings were also not favourable. However, they had the Fire Wolf Lord and Sky Bear Lord, so they could retreat as they fight…
When the spectators from the other forces saw this chaotic scene and the retreating Divine Pavilion’s troops, they couldn’t help sighing. It looked like the Divine Pavilion had lost today.
Xu Ba also had no choice but to retreat in the end from his fight with Mu Chen, since he finally realised that Mu Chen did not want to fight to the death with him. The latter only wanted to hold him to give time for Nine Nether and Blood Hawk Hall to deal with the Skycroc Troop.
Without him, the Skycroc Troop was naturally not the opponent of Nine Nether and Blood Hawk King.
“Brat, I’ll remember this and I will settle this with you in the future!” Xu Ba angrily roared as he retreated from his fight with Mu Chen, before returning to the Skycroc Troop with several flickers. He no longer delayed and led the Skycroc Troop to retreat at full speed.
As they retreated, Nine Nether and the Blood Hawk King grasped the opportunity to launch their attacks and caused even more casualties to the Skycroc Troop.
“I never thought that the Skycroc Lord would be such a coward.” Mu Chen chuckled as his voice echoed throughout this region. But his movements weren’t slow. He swiftly chased after him with the Nine Nether Troop.
When Mu Chen’s voice echoed throughout this region, Xu Ba was spewing blood from his mouth from the anger as he stared at Mu Chen with his eyes reddened. He wished that he could tear the latter apart. But he was, after all, not a fool and knew that Mu Chen was provoking him. So he could only endure the rage and humiliation in his heart and retreat at full speed with the Skycroc Troop.
The pursuit lasted for roughly half an hour, a thousand miles later. During the pursuit, the Skycroc Troop had suffered so much heavy casualties that Xu Ba nearly went insane.
The commotion from the pursuit had aroused the attention of many forces along the way. Especially after seeing that it was the troop from the Divine Pavilion that was being pursued, they were all dumbfounded.
In the Northern Region, the Divine Pavilion was a peak force with deep foundations and experts as many as the clouds in the sky. But who could have thought that the ferocious tiger in their eyes would be in such a pathetic state?
Therefore, a commotion broke out like a volcanic eruption after their shock.
“Heavens, it’s the Skycroc Lord of the Divine Pavilion! Why is he in such a pitiful state?!”
“The one chasing him…seems to be Mu Chen of the Great Havenlaw Domain?! I’ve seen him in the Dragon-Phoenix Haven!”
“The dark horse Mu Chen? How is that possible…? In the Dragon-Phoenix Haven, Mu Chen couldn’t even defeat the Netherworld Prince…”
“I’m definitely not wrong. The one beside Skycroc Lord seems to be Fang Yi… Tsk, tsk. They are actually in such a pitiful state with their formation. Looks like there must’ve been a shocking battle that took place before. Furthermore, judging from the outcome right now, the Great Havenlaw Domain seems to be the winner!”
“It’s a pity that I couldn’t witness that battle…”
All sorts of astonished commotions made Xu Ba and Fang Yi’s faces pale. However, they did not dare to stop and could only roar with anger in their hearts.
The pursuit lasted a thousand miles.
In the end, Mu Chen could only choose to allow the Skycroc Troop to leave. That’s because he knew that there was no longer any meaning to carry on their pursuit. They definitely couldn’t take down the entire Skycroc Troop. Furthermore, if Xu Ba was driven to a desperate situation and went all-out with them, the Nine Nether Troop would definitely pay a considerable price at that point.
Furthermore, if they attracted the other troops of the Divine Pavilion, it would be extremely troublesome for them. Therefore, it was best to know when to stop.
And so, after a thousand miles, Mu Chen had issued the order to retreat. Although the Blood Hawk King wished to carry on killing, he no longer treated Mu Chen the way as he did in the past. Furthermore, he was rescued by Mu Chen, so he did not refute his decision.
The Nine Nether Troop and Blood Hawk Troop gathered up before retreating, turning streaks of light, and disappeared into the horizon.
Xu Ba and Fang Yi, who were fleeing towards any path they could, discovered the departure of Mu Chen’s group. They felt heavily relieved before carefully leading the Skycroc Troop to a mountain.
At this moment, the Skycroc Troop had lost all morale. Even the Commanders had dust on their faces as they counted their losses, before their faces turned pale.
During the pursuit, they had lost a third of their elite warriors.
Hearing the reports of the Commanders, Xu Ba’s face twitched, before his eyes turned red and looked in the direction that Mu Chen’s group left him as he roared, “Mu Chen, I will definitely not let you off!”
The Skycroc Troop was something that he had nurtured for many years. Who knew how much time and resources he had to spend for that one-third, but they had all died by Mu Chen’s hands this time.
Fang Yi said in a hoarse voice, “Mount Lord Xu, it’d be easy for us to kill Mu Chen after joining up with the other troops of the Divine Pavilion.”
Xu Ba furiously glared at Fang Yi. The rage in his stomach was about to explode. But in the end, the managed to suppressed the rage and coldly said, “That brat does have some means to be able to refine the Spirit of Battle Will at such a young age…”
As he spoke, Xu Ba’s eyes suddenly squinted and seemed to have thought of something, before a cold arc rose on the corner of his lips.
“The Spirit of Battle Will?”
“We can notify that fellow… she’s very interesting in those that can refine the Spirit of Battle Will…”
Xu Ba coldly laughed.
“Mu Chen, don’t think that there’s no Battle Will genius in our Divine Pavilion. The Spirit of Battle Will is not unique to you alone!”