Chapter 359: Serene Smile
Yi Yun looked on helplessly as Shentu Nantian’s hand went to grab her. Shentu Nantian’s motion was not fast, but he did not need to be that fast to destroy a mortal’s mind.
Yi Yun shouted in his heart. He buried his hands deep in the rubble as his eyes nearly bled, but he was still completely powerless to prevent this scene!
At that moment, Yi Yun’s body was in complete pain. His energy was still being locked by Shentu Nantian so he could not use his Yuan Qi. Even if he could use it, against Shentu Nantian, Yi Yun’s strength was negligible. He had no doubt that if he were to challenge Shentu Nantian’s authority again, not only would he not be able to save Jiang Xiaorou, he would also end up dying together with her!
At that moment, Yi Yun deeply felt how minute his existence was!
Because of his minuteness, he could be kneaded by others in any way.
Because of his minuteness, he could not protect the people he wanted to protect.
Strength! He needed strength! He needed time to grow, but… now, it was too late!
Time seemed to freeze as Shentu Nantian’s hand came pressing onto Jiang Xiaorou’s head without any resistance. It was as if this strike was shattering Yi Yun’s own heart!
Jiang Xiaorou closed her eyes. She had calmly accepted this approaching fate of hers. At the last moment, she was praying for Yi Yun to be fine. That, after her death, Shentu Nantian would not harm Yi Yun.
And at the moment Jiang Xiaorou had resigned herself to fate, something strange happened. Murderous intent covered everything!
Shentu Nantian suddenly turned around and slammed his palm to the back, “Who!?”
A loud explosion, which sounded like glass breaking, boomed out. Shentu Nantian’s body trembled as he retreated. Before him, there now was a thin grey figure attacking him!
In his hand was a short, black, curved saber that was slashing straight at Shentu Nantian’s neck!
“Uncle Zhou, you…”
When he saw who it was that attacked, King Chu was dumbfounded. His guard and steward actually attacked Shentu Nantian!?
Uncle Zhou had previously saved King Chu’s life in a mystic realm!
Compounded with Uncle Zhou’s power and steady personality, King Chu had always trusted him greatly.
In name, Uncle Zhou was King Chu’s personal guard and steward, but he was in fact a very good friend of his. Usually, they would address each other as brothers.
King Chu never expected that Uncle Zhou would suddenly launch a surprise attack at Shentu Nantian at this critical moment!
Shentu Nantian loudly shouted as a sword appeared in his hand from out of nowhere. His sword blocked off Uncle Zhou’s curved saber. He knew that if he could drag it out a few more seconds, then the Shentu family clan’s experts would be able to rush here and kill this person!
“So, the person of the Desolate race that I felt was you!” Shentu Nantian grinned as he revealed Uncle Zhou’s identity.
Uncle Zhou was the Desolate race spy!
Jiang Xiaorou’s strength was too weak, so even though her bloodline was pure, it was in fact impossible for Shentu Nantian to detect her presence.
What he felt had to be a strong member of the Desolate race.
And this Desolate race was extremely good at hiding. Even with a Desolate Mirror Stone, there had been no way of finding him.
Instead, Jiang Xiaorou, who was a commoner, could neither hide the signature of her bloodline nor could she hide from the Desolate Mirror Stone.
The sword and saber clashed as Shentu Nantian started laughing maniacally, “Another high-ranked Desolate race, great! Today I will have a great harvest. Stay behind and enter the furnace…”
As Shentu Nantian said this, his voice froze.
He looked incredulously at his neck and saw that a gruesome gash had appeared out of nowhere. It extended from his carotid artery, all the way down to his collar bone.
The carotid artery had been slashed open, causing blood to spray out!
A dizzy feeling flooded Shentu Nantian senses as he froze. He had clearly blocked the spy’s saber, so how did he get so seriously injured?
An invisible saber blade had injured him with a slash!
When he thought of the moment when he turned around, there had been the clear sound of breaking glass. Only then did Shentu Nantian realize what had happened.
Spatial Dimension Blade!
Spatial Dimension laws!?
A Desolate race had actually managed to cultivate in the Spatial Dimension laws and used an invisible Spatial Dimension Blade to injure him!
The mysterious and esoteric Spatial Dimension laws were of a realm that made people envious. Its was extremely powerful and the way it attacked was extremely elusive. Many wanted to cultivate in it, but no one had ever managed to even step through that door.
“Shentu Nantian, today I’ll die with you!”
Uncle Zhou hated Shentu Nantian to an extreme, as if they had a great feud in between them. The curved saber in his hand quickly rotated as he slashed towards Shentu Nantian’s heart!
If the Spatial Dimension Blade pierces through the heart, it could kill Shentu Nantian!
At that moment, Shentu Nantian’s artery was spewing out blood and almost half his neck had been cut open. Any normal warrior would have long since died. Even if it was Shentu Nantian, his battle prowess had now been greatly reduced. He could not withstand that strange attack which contained the Spatial Dimension laws!
In a split second, Shentu Nantian’s chest suddenly flashed with a divine flow as a protective charm flew out on its own towards Uncle Zhou’s blade.
The blade beam was shattered while the protective charm revealed a crack. However, it was still able to completely protect Shentu Nantian.
Shentu Nantian’s eyes turned cold, “You want to kill me? You are too naive, you do not have anymore time.”
Just after Shentu Nantian said this, seven Yuan Qi beams shot up from the surroundings and into the sky.
“Who dares to assassinate our family’s young master!?”
“Prepare your life!”
The seven elders came from all directions. They were all legendary figures of the Shentu family clan and each had unfathomable strength!
They were responsible for the protection of Shentu Nantian during this trip!
The seven people’s speed was as fast as lightning as they approached Uncle Zhou.
Feeling the Yuan Qi intensity coming from these people, and seeing the thick, shimmering protective shield now around Shentu Nantian, Uncle Zhou’s eyes glimmered with resentment and unwillingness!
He was unable to kill Shentu Nantian!
“The Heavens has eyes, you shall pay with your blood!”
Uncle Zhou gritted his teeth as he retreated a step back to stand beside Jiang Xiaorou. He then grabbed Jiang Xiaorou’s shoulder!
Seeing this scene, Shentu Nantian’s heart tightened. He knew that the Desolate race was escaping!
“Seal all routes of retreat. Do not let this old thing escape with the little witch girl!”
Shentu Nantian snapped with a fierce voice as he clutched his bleeding neck.
The seven legendary figures had already begun to set up an array while they were rushing over. They locked down all routes of retreat, preventing Uncle Zhou from escaping!
However at that moment, Uncle Zhou’s expression showed an unswerving determination. He suddenly punched himself in the chest.
Uncle Zhou forced out a mouthful of blood, and this blood sprayed onto Jiang Xiaorou’s clothes.
Silver blood that reflected the setting Sun’s glow and seemed to be, in itself, a flowing treasure. It looked even more glaring than red blood.
Jiang Xiaorou was completely stunned. She was unable to react to this sudden turn of events.
At that moment, Uncle Zhou touched Jiang Xiaorou’s head with one hand and showed a kind smile.
Under the sunset’s glow, his wrinkle-filled face and smile seemed to freeze into eternity.
“Successor, this old servant will now be sending you home…”
The words said by Uncle Zhou’s old voice resounded in Jiang Xiaorou’s ear. These words seemed to become forever imprinted in her mind.
Following that, Jiang Xiaorou suddenly felt the blood on her chest, from Uncle Zhou, turn warm, as if the blood was burning.
The silver blood was like a river of fire, causing her to feel pain on the chest.
At that moment, she felt inexplicable pain upon seeing old Uncle Zhou. This pain came out of nowhere, making it hard for her to even breathe.
A beautiful rainbow light enveloped Jiang Xiaorou.
“Space teleportation! That old beast knows Spatial Dimension laws. He has burned his blood essence and initiated a space teleportation to send the little witch girl away!”
Shentu Nantian finally realized what Uncle Zhou was doing. He was angrily alarmed. Jiang Xiaorou was not to be let go!
Shentu Nantian conjured up a large golden hand to grab at Jiang Xiaorou!
“Little witch girl, you are staying behind!”
A loud explosion sounded as the large hand grabbed onto the light formed from the laws that surrounded Jiang Xiaorou. The light shield trembled, causing ripples to form in the spatial dimensions.
Shentu Nantian’s palm felt pain from the tremors, but Jiang Xiaorou, who was within the light shield was still safe and sound.
The Space Dimension laws had been activated. Although they could still see Jiang Xiaorou, at that moment she was already in a completely different space-time dimension.
“It is too late!” Shentu Nantian said as his heart burned with anxiety. “We cannot let the array succeed. Kill that old beast and interrupt the array. Tear open the space dimension tunnel and drag the little witch girl out!”
Shentu Nantian yelled as if he was crazy.
The legendary figures from the Shentu family clan attacked from all corners. There were 4 swords, 2 sabers and 1 spear. They all stabbed at Uncle Zhou at the same time.
The weapon’s cold beams flashed, but Uncle Zhou did not even take a glance. He did not even conjure up his Power of Desolates to protect his body.
He bit the tip of his tongue and spat out another mouthful of blood essence to inject into the array!
“Puah Puah Puah!”
Seven sharp weapons pierced through Uncle Zhou’s body at the same time!
Fresh silver blood splattered. Uncle Zhou’s slightly stooped body suddenly quivered. His organs had all been ruptured and his mouth was filled with blood. It flowed down like mercury.
His hands were slightly trembling as he pressed onto the spatial light shield around Jiang Xiaorou. With the last ounce of his strength, he drew an engraving with his blood.
He watched Jiang Xiaorou in this fashion, as if he had all sorts of things he wanted to say to her but couldn’t.
Jiang Xiaorou held her breath. She had always lived a bland life, never experiencing such a scenario.
She did not even know who this elder, who died for her, was. Neither did she know what their relation was. She had lost a portion of her childhood memories. She desperately tried to recall, but could not remember a thing…
She wanted to touch the elder’s face through the light shield, but she could not touch it…
A battle axe cleaved down on the elder’s head.
The elder’s head jerked as his head was split open. Blood spouted out from his forehead.
With his incredible will, he managed to ignite all the engravings at the last moment of his life. The light beams became thicker, like a burning flame.
In this light, Jiang Xiaorou saw the elder’s final expression. It was that of a serene smile…
As space distorted, Jiang Xiaorou was aware of what was about to happen. She would soon be teleported away.
Ignoring the grief of the dead elder, what Jiang Xiaorou was the most concerned about now was Yi Yun!
The elder, having sacrificed his life to send her away, was already the limit. As for Yi Yun, what would happen to Yi Yun?
Would Shentu Nantian, in his anger, spare Yi Yun’s life?
Jiang Xiaorou cried out loudly. However, her voice was completely isolated by the light shield.
She felt space distort, causing her to nearly faint! At that split moment, she tunneled through endless space-time!