Chapter 405: There’s no negotiation to screwing you over
Back in the Desolate Human Valley, Yi Yun had seen Lin Xintong refine bones. He then tried to manipulate the Power of Desolates Lin Xintong had extracted from the desolate bones using the Purple Crystal and he had succeeded.
This was what started Yi Yun’s ambition to become a Desolate Heaven Master. He had obtained Su Jie’s notebook from Lin Xintong, which was his first step in becoming a Desolate Heaven Master.
In this Desolate Heaven technique tea session, when Shentu Nantian requested Yi Yun’s cooperation, Yi Yun had planned to use the Purple Crystal to interfere with Shentu Nantian at the critical moment to screw him over.
Hence, even though Yi Yun knew Shentu Nantian was targeting him, he had played along and accepted the challenge.
Yi Yun was not a magnanimous person. He would return things in fashion to whoever went against him.
At the critical moment Shentu Nantian fused the Four Images Seal, the bright light beams emitted by the Purple Crystal reached an extreme. A black swirl quietly formed and it began to form a powerful suction force on the Four Images Seal. It immediately caused chaos to the Four Images Seal.
At that instant, Yi Yun could clearly feel the array was being an obstacle to the Purple Crystal’s power.
The Purple Crystal could only absorb energy without an owner. The Four Images beast mark that was being extracted from the primordial strains’ blood by Shentu Nantian had not been refined in time by Shentu Nantian, so they were pure energies without an owner.
However, due to the confinement from Shentu Nantian’s array, Yi Yun felt some resistance from the ownerless energy at that instance.
It was similar to how Yi Yun felt the resistance of the Great Yan gold back in the Wilderness Divine Hall when he extracted the energy from the primordial strain statues.
However, as Shentu Nantian was barely able to use the Four Images Seal, all his mental energies was being occupied at that moment. He was at the limit of his limits.
He could not control the Four Images Seal freely as he wished. He could barely maintain its stability and it could melt down any moment.
At this point, the interference from the Purple Crystal’s powers was no doubt beyond what Shentu Nantian could handle.
“What… is going on!?”
Shentu Nantian was alarmed. He suddenly discovered that the Four Images beast marks in his hands seemed to be like a wild horse that he had lost the reins to. It was struggling to rid itself of Shentu Nantian’s bondage.
And at that moment, how could Shentu Nantian have the additional mental energy to restrain the Four Images beast marks?
As a result, the four beast marks clashed and shone brightly. It was like a burning Sun and it was about to explode any moment!
A large number of Elders in the Shentu family clan had not had the opportunity to come into contact with the Four Images Seal. After the Shentu family clan obtained the Four Images Seal, there was only one copy of the heritage and it could only be provided to the most important figures in the Shentu family clan to learn.
“Haha, this Four Images Seal is impressive. It is so powerful.”
A Shentu family clan Elder said excitedly. The other Desolate Heaven technique sealing methods were gorgeous, but they were greatly lacking compared to the Four Images Seal in terms of scale.
Those seals were at best considered as fireworks, so how could they compare to the Sun-like Four Images Seal?
“Of course, amongst the three ancient Desolate Heaven technique skills obtained by our Shentu family clan in the mystic realm, the Four Images Seal is ranked first!”
A few Shentu family clan Elders endlessly praised the Four Images Seal. They wished that they could quickly obtain the opportunity to learn this sealing technique. It would greatly enhance their Desolate Heaven technique abilities.
The Lin family’s Elders were about to chime in. They were very envious of the Shentu family clan having such a fortuitous opportunity. Just as they were about to say something, they felt something was amiss.
“It seems something has gone wrong…”
They saw that Shentu Nantian, who was in the middle of the array, was flushed red. He was sweating profusely as green veins protruded from his forehead. The blood arteries along his neck looked like they were about to explode at any moment.
“Don’t worry. There cannot be a problem. Besides, the Four Images Seal is indeed not easy. Even with Nantian’s cultivation level, it is also barely… ”
Some Shentu family clan elders spoke while stroking their beards. They did not know the exact results when the Four Images Seal was used, so they naturally could not detect any abnormalities. They even thought that it was normal!
Of course, amongst the Shentu family clan, there was one other person who had come into contact with the Four Images Seal like Shentu Nantian. That person was the Thousand Hand Granny!
She had just been bragging to the Lin family’s Matriarch, Su Jie and Lin Xintong about Shentu Nantian’s prowess, but now, seeing the Four Images Seal stability unhinged and that it was about to explode like a furnace, her smile had completely frozen. An alarmed flash appeared in her old, dimmed eyes.
The Thousand Hand Granny exclaimed. The seat below her shattered as she rose up. She jumped up like an old toad and rushed to the center of the square.
“Tian’er, hang on!” The Thousand Hand Granny’s expression had greatly changed. Her wizened hands were like chicken claws as she formed seals in the air. She tried to stabilize the terrifying energy in front of Shentu Nantian.
At that moment, the Four Images beast mark energies were in complete chaos and they were on the brink of an explosion.
Shentu Nantian’s hair was disheveled as he looked ferocious. As he had greatly overdrafted his mental energy, his temples were at bursting point. His face was scrunched up like a crumpled drawing. He no longer looked anything like a jade-like gentleman.
Seeing the Thousand Hand Granny fly over, Shentu Nantian bit the tip of his tongue and forced a mouthful of blood essence out. He intended to burn his blood essence and gain the power to be able to forcefully endure for just a split second!
These four beast marks were formed from the essence Qi of primordial strains. Once the four primordial strains’ energy exploded, it would be no trifling matter.
At that moment, Yi Yun had quietly retreated to a safe distance. Seeing the Thousand Hand Granny send out runic seals, Shentu Nantian burning his essence blood and depleting his soul sea greatly, a deep smile appeared under Yi Yun’s mask.
“Let it explode.”
Yi Yun moved his mouth slightly and at that split moment, he powered the Purple Crystal to an extreme.
He had been waiting for this moment!
The weak energy balance between the Four Images beast marks was completely disrupted. The primordial strains’ energies collided as powerful Power of Desolates surged out, transforming into a terrifying blast!
The first to be hit was Shentu Nantian and he let out a scream!
Nearby, the Thousand Hand Granny widened her eyes. The seals she had just made needed a tenth of the time it took to blink to be sent to the Four Images beast marks and stabilize the situation. However, this short time gap was like a moat that separated the Heavens!
With the energy exploding, the Desolate Heaven technique sealing technique was already useless. With great anger, the Thousand Hand Granny crushed her runic seals and flung her sleeves as she waved it towards the explosive energy blast!
The Thousand Hand Granny’s sleeve clashed with the energy blast. Colliding with her powerful Yuan Qi, the energy blast was instantly annihilated.
However, Shentu Nantian was originally on the other side of the explosion. Although the Thousand Hand Granny was able to withstand most of the explosive energy, she could only block it on her side. As for Shentu Nantian’s side, she could not help him at all!
The primordial strain’s energy was originally beyond Shentu Nantian’s control. He had used the Four Images Seal and the array beneath his feet to barely control it. Now with the primordial strain’s energy exploding in front of him, how could Shentu Nantian withstand it?
The remaining energy blast collided with Shentu Nantian’s chest. He felt like his chest was hit by a mountain. His ribs and sternum were cracked and he spat out a mouthful of blood as he was sent flying!
The Thousand Hand Granny was already at her wit’s end. She reached out and her long sleeve wrapped around Shentu Nantian.
However, Shentu Nantian’s face was pale and his body trembling. Obviously, his condition was at its worst!
Other than the heavy injuries inflicted to his chest where his sternum was fractured, his heart and lungs were damaged and what was most important was the spiritual backlash to his soul!
This ancient Desolate Heaven technique was a bone refinement technique that was neither orthodox nor heretic in nature, but its backlash was extremely powerful.
Shentu Nantian had hoped to screw over Yi Yun with the spiritual backlash, but now he had tasted his own medicine. He had suffered the spiritual backlash from the Four Images Seal!
“Ka Ka Ka!”
The huge array beneath Shentu Nantian’s feet cracked. On the two corners of the disk array, Shentu Feng and Shentu Hai had also been implicated by the energy blast as well.
Although they were further away, their cultivation levels were incomparable to Shentu Nantian. Their condition was no better. Both of them were injured with their organs damaged. Their mouths were full of blood!
The only thing better for them than Shentu Nantian was that they didn’t suffer from the spiritual backlash. It was much easier for them to recover from their injuries.
And only Yi Yun had retreated in advance since he knew that there would be an explosion. At the moment of the explosion, he had hidden behind a green bronze furnace in the corner of the square.
This green bronze furnace was forged by the Lin family and it was a magical item used to suppress the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi in the Tian Hua Garden. Naturally, it was not destroyed by the explosion Shentu Nantian had caused.
Hence, out of the four young people present, only Yi Yun was not affected.
After the explosion cleared, Shentu Nantian, who was high-spirited and vigorous, was now like a dead fish. Similarly, Shentu Hai and Shentu Feng, who had stolen the show, were like roadkill. Everyone present, be it the Lin family’s Elders or the Shentu family clan’s Elders, as well as the juniors from both families, were dumbfounded!
“What the hell… happened?”
The situation had reversed so quickly no one had had the opportunity to react!
What had been a grand scene of showcasing the ancient Desolate Heaven technique had now turned into a bad situation.
Amongst the three brightest heroes of the Shentu family clan, two of them were lying on the ground, and another was being wrapped by the Thousand Hand Granny’s sleeves and barely breathing. As for the large disk array beneath their feet, it had completely shattered.
And at that moment, the audience happened to see Yi Yun casually coming out from behind the large furnace. Amongst the four of them, his cultivation level was the lowest and he was the youngest. However, not only was Yi Yun not injured, he did not even lose a single hair!
Seeing Yi Yun in his state, the expressions on everyone’s face odd.
He formed a sharp contrast compared to Shentu Nantian and company!
What the hell is this?
Many people felt a knot in their throats as their mouths were agape for a long while.
The Shentu family clan’s Elders were the most devastated. They had just been bragging and now with a shocking reversal happening, they were in a state of disbelief.
The script should not have been like this. It should have been Shentu Nantian showcasing his skills, perfectly completing the Four Images Seal, and refining a desolate bone relic from an ancient recipe!