Chapter 1643: Reversal
The Luo King was considered a veteran Fey Thearch in Heaven Fey City. He was not as illustrious as the Blood King, but as he had been Fey Thearch for so long, he had a deep heritage built up.
Yi Yun immediately knew that the Luo King had severed his psyche forces and fused them within the Fey Blood Plains’ array. The key to triggering those psyche forces had been given to Jiang Yuchan.
Doing so damaged the Luo King’s cultivation level to a certain extent. He needed time to replenish the loss, but he thought nothing of it.
Every expert had a limit to their Martial Dao. Before they reached their limits, their cultivation levels rose sharply. But once they reached their limits, they found their progress hardly advancing even after hundreds of thousands of years. As for the Luo King, he had long reached his limit. He was already considered one in a quadrillion to be able to cultivate into a Fey Thearch. It was reasonable that he was stuck at that limit.
Under such a situation, the Luo King had already written off thoughts of further improving. Therefore, severing some of his psyche forces to protect the estates under him was within reason.
The loss of psyche forces could be replenished given time.
Now, Jiang Yuchan was using the psyche forces of the Luo King on Yi Yun.
“From the looks of it, I have crossed Jiang Yuchan’s bottom line. He is insistent on killing me.”
Yi Yun knew that the psyche forces severed by the Luo King were extremely valuable. Jiang Yuchan had spared no expense—not only had he used the quasi-Fey Thearch Sea Serpent, he had also fed it an Explosive Blood Fey Pill, as well as used the Fey Thearch psyche forces. It was all to guarantee a kill.
Unfortunately, Yi Yun had never used his full strength at all. Even Jiang Xiaorou or the Blood King did not know how powerful Yi Yun was.
Ignoring the Luo King’s psyche forces, even if he was there in person, victory was up in the air if he fought Yi Yun.
Unless absolutely necessary, Yi Yun had no plans on revealing his full strength that matched Fey Thearchs. If that happened, he was bound to attract the attention of the entire Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins. Secondly, it was equivalent to telling the Chaos Heavens that the Heavenly Dao fragment was on him.
After all, he was the only one in the entire universe to have the strength of a Fey Thearch at such a young age! When that happened, any form of disguise or transformation of aura was just to fool himself.
Once the Heavenly Dao fragment was exposed, it was bound to attract the attention of numerous old freaks. Yi Yun was not prepared to face all of them.
Therefore, capturing the red Hou and Baxia from before was nothing. But if he were to capture the Sea Serpent alive, it would be ridiculous.
He did not even need to capture it alive; after all, with the effects of the Fey Thearch’s pressure and the Explosive Blood Fey Pill, Yi Yun would prove sufficiently astounding if he killed the black Sea Serpent!
He could not do so unless necessary.
The Sea Serpent’s black tail swept over with its violent lifeblood powers. The entire sky was dyed red as though a red sun had exploded in the sky.
Meanwhile, the Fey Thearch’s suppression blanketed the area, causing the void around Yi Yun to collapse!
Yi Yun was immediately placed in a perilous situation.
The spectators immediately yelled in excitement. All of them had made heavy bets on the battle.
“Despicable!” Jiang Xiaorou said hatefully. She was the Blood King’s daughter and had been with him for a long period of time. She naturally could tell that the array formation contained the might of a Fey Thearch.
The knowledgeable ones present also noticed it. Although it was despicable to tamper with the arena’s array formation, this was the Fey Blood Plains. The rules were determined by those who ruled it.
On the life-and-death waiver, the Fey Blood Plains had never made mention that it was a fair battle that would not be affected by any external influences.
It only said that battling in the arena placed one’s life on the line!
To put it simply, if you came to wreak havoc in the Fey Blood Plains, you had to withstand the overt and covert assaults of the Fey Blood Plains.
“This Jiang Yuchan sure is ruthless. He’s only dealing with a human junior. Is there a need to combine the Explosive Blood Fey Pill, the Fey Thearch’s psyche forces, and the black Sea Serpent?” There were quasi-Fey Thearch experts in the colosseum and it was clear to them.
They also knew that Jiang Yuchan was trying to make a statement. A few years ago, the Luo King had handed the Fey Blood Plains to Jiang Yuchan to manage. In a way, he had just taken charge, so what should he do if someone tried to mess things up? He had to strike swiftly and destroy!
If a mighty person like Yi Yun were to perish under him, others would naturally think twice.
The Sea Serpent’s tail finally lashed onto Yi Yun’s body, stirring up stellar winds and producing the sound of striking metal. Yi Yun had cultivated in both laws and body, after all. However, he withstood the heavy blow since his protective Yuan Qi barrier was extremely powerful.
Although it appeared as though Yi Yun was barely holding up, the Sea Serpent, who was battling Yi Yun, knew better. The human was stronger than it.
The potent forces contained in his moves were condensed into a seamless state. Only the Sea Serpent could sense it. None of the audience, including Jiang Yuchan, knew of it!
Yi Yun was just too powerful. Since he had the intention to conceal his powers, no one present would be able to tell unless a Fey Thearch was present.
The spectators only believed that Yi Yun was in an onerous situation, but in fact, he was more than equal to the task.
“Boom! Boom! Boom!”
The battle continued as the Ascending Dragon Cauldron swept through the sky and smashed down incessantly. Meanwhile, Yi Yun also seemed to be withstanding the Fey Thearch’s psyche suppression with great difficulty; however, only the Sea Serpent knew that his moves contained highly concentrated powers. The Fey Thearch’s suppression was probably not something Yi Yun had taken to heart.
For a Fey beast to cultivate to a quasi-Fey Thearch level, it already had its own intelligence. Against such an opponent, it knew very well that it was probably not his match.
It had received orders to kill Yi Yun. But if this continued, it would probably be killed by Yi Yun, much less it killing Yi Yun.
Even if Yi Yun did not kill it, it would be punished by the Fey Blood Plains after suffering a defeat!
“Are you afraid?”
At that moment, Yi Yun’s Yuan Qi voice transmission sounded in the Sea Serpent’s ears.
The Sea Serpent let out an angry bellow as it ripped across space with its black claws, as though it wanted to rip apart Yi Yun.
The Ascending Dragon Cauldron floated in front of Yi Yun as it completely withstood the blow.
“You are a Fey beast at the quasi-Fey Thearch level; yet, you do Jiang Yuchan’s bidding like you are dog he rears. You bite whoever he wants you to bite. Furthermore, he fed you the Explosive Blood Fey Pill that does tremendous harm to your body; yet, you still ate it and listened to his orders.”
Yi Yun’s voice was unhurried, but when it landed in the Sea Serpent’s ears, it made its eyes turn red. Its was infuriated as though a volcano had erupted within it.
This was because Yi Yun’s words had hit it where it hurt.
“You were captured by the Luo King, right? He planted a seal in you!” Yi Yun added.
With the Sea Serpent’s strength, the Luo King was the only who could have captured it. Although the Fey were similar to Fey beasts, they were not of the same kind. Fey and Fey beasts were descendants of ancient powerful Fey, but the Fey were the descendants of the Ancient Fey Gods and other intelligence races. As for Fey beasts, they were the descendants of Ancient Fey Gods and feral beasts.
The Fey treated Fey beasts as slaves or livestock. They were not much different from humans.
While the Sea Serpent continued attacking Yi Yun in a frenzy, Yi Yun sent voice transmissions—
“What if I told you that I can remove the seal in you?”
Yi Yun’s words quaked the black Sea Serpent’s entire being!
Remove the Luo King’s seal?
This human junior wished to remove the seal planted by a Fey Thearch?
Ever since it was subdued by the Luo King, the black Sea Serpent had lost all of its pride. It had guarded the Fey Blood Plains and become the strongest Fey beast, but Yi Yun was right. It was nothing but a fierce dog reared to watch the house.
But what was it to do when there was the Luo King’s seal in it?
The Luo King had promised to make it a Fey beast at the Fey Thearch level, but how was it possible? Even the Luo King himself had barely become a Fey Thearch; he had only become one all thanks to a fortuitous encounter.
The seal planted by the Luo King was permanent. The black Sea Serpent felt that its life was destined to be filled with gloom, so how could it not be excited when he heard Yi Yun’s proposal?
The black Sea Serpent let out a frenetic roar as it widened its jaws and bit at Yi Yun. However, it was only for show.
After Yi Yun dodged, the corners of his mouth curled up. He knew that the Sea Serpent was enticed.
How could it not be? As long as Yi Yun accomplished it, it would be equivalent to unlocking its eternal shackles.
However, it did not fully trust Yi Yun. This was because the Luo King’s heritage was immense and it felt an innate fear towards him, so it was worried that firstly, Yi Yun was incapable of removing the seal, and secondly, even if Yi Yun could do so, it would still land back in the Luo King’s hands. That outcome would only be worse.
“If I didn’t guess wrong, this isn’t the first time you have consumed an Explosive Blood Fey Pill. Jiang Yuchan has been riding over your head and acting tyrannically. Are you willing to be summoned around like a dog?”
As Yi Yun spoke, he shot out a bolt of purple lightning from his hand.
It entered the Sea Serpent’s body like a ghost. On the surface, it did not seem like much, but the Sea Serpent felt its entire body jolt!
It’s here again!
The strike which contained immense power remained undetected by others due to the highly compressed energies. Only the black Sea Serpent knew.
This strike was a show of force, one that Yi Yun delivered to express his strength.
Not only so, the Sea Serpent clearly felt the bolt land on the Luo King’s seal. The seal which was in the form of a lock tempered from divine metal was struck by the lightning bolt!
The lock trembled, almost to the point of shattering.
The Sea Serpent was astounded. Yi Yun truly did have the ability to overpower the Luo King!
With that level of strength, Yi Yun could have easily killed him. That was the case even with the blanketing of the Luo King’s psyche forces.
“My own strength far exceeds your imagination. Not only so, I have the Blood King backing me. I can protect you.
“If you are willing, I can sign a contract with you. As long as you serve me for ten years, you will be given freedom!”
At Yi Yun’s level, he no longer needed the black Sea Serpent to aid him in battle. To put it frankly, the Sea Serpent was too weak!
However, having the Sea Serpent in the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins saved him a lot of trouble. It was enough to shock and awe others! After all, even Rain Numinous’s realm was only a quasi-Fey Thearch.
To subdue a quasi-Fey Thearch as his bodyguard, he could also smack Jiang Yuchan and the Luo King’s face. This was very helpful for Jiang Xiaorou’s fight for the throne.
The Sea Serpent growled softly. Its will was contained within the growl as it reached into Yi Yun’s ears.
He knew that the Sea Serpent had agreed.
Yi Yun smiled. The enticement of freedom was not something the Sea Serpent could refuse.
He flicked his finger as an even more blinding bolt of Heretical God Lightning flew into the Sea Serpent’s body.
This lightning contained the Heavenly Dao laws!
Although he could violently destroy the Luo King’s seal inside the Sea Serpent’s body, he did not do so. Instead, he abided by the laws and slowly unlocked it!
As such, it would not make Yi Yun appear too much of a freak.
A few seconds later, the seal within the Sea Serpent was completely removed!
To remove the seal using such means only proved that Yi Yun knew of a particular mystic technique and not that he possessed strength that matched a Fey Thearch. This was equivalent to how array grandmasters might be invincible when it came to arrays, but their actual combat strength was nothing much.
Even so, the Sea Serpent was completely astounded. He never expected Yi Yun to remove it as he said. A shackle that had bound it for hundreds of thousands of years had been removed just like that!
It was too excited. All it needed to do after this was be loyal to Yi Yun for ten years and it was free!
It still had a very long lifespan. Given time, it could even improve and become a Fey Thearch!
“You’ll recognize me as master for ten years from today! You are to do whatever I tell you to do, but don’t worry. I will definitely not send you to your death.”
“Roar!” the Sea Serpent roared, expressing its acknowledgment.
And at that moment in time, they were still fighting, but they were acting after all. No matter how good their acting was, it was different from a real battle.
The surrounding experts soon noticed it.
“Darn it, what is that swine doing?” Jiang Yuchan raged. The Luo King’s suppression had already been pushed to its limits. Yi Yun was clearly affected and the Sea Serpent should have released all of its lifeblood powers to crush Yi Yun. Yet, it did not do so. The battle appeared to be carried out perfunctorily, so how could Jiang Yuchan not be angry?
“Swine! If you do not heavily injure Lin Yun in the thirty seconds, I’ll lock you up with the Dragon Lock for three years after this battle! Then, I’ll extract your heart’s blood to refine as medicine!” Jiang Yuchan warned. Three years under the Dragon Lock would definitely weaken the Sea Serpent. Extracting its heart’s blood would only injure it even more greatly.
Upon hearing Jiang Yuchan’s voice transmission, the Sea Serpent turned its head suddenly and looked at Jiang Yuchan. Its eyes flashed with hatred!
“Oh? You swine! What do you think you are doing?” Jiang Yuchan glared angrily, his eyes filled with coldness.
At the same time, Yi Yun’s voice sounded in the Sea Serpent’s ears. “Join hands with me and charge out the arena’s array formation!”
Yi Yun alone was enough to crack the array!
However, there was the Fey Thearch’s suppression and he did not wish to appear too startling. Joining hands with the Sea Serpent would be interesting enough.
Yi Yun gave the order as the Sea Serpent let out an enraged roar. It instantly ignited all the lifeblood powers that erupted from consuming the Explosive Blood Fey Pill.
The Sea Serpent crashed into the arena’s array like a plummeting star, causing the entire arena to quake. The array cracked, producing cracks that resembled a spider’s web!
And Yi Yun followed closely behind and slashed out with Mirage Snow. All his energy was gathered at one point as he struck the spot where the Sea Serpent had collided.
He cracked the entirety with one point!
Besides, the entirety of the array had already been shattered by the Sea Serpent to begin with!
“Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!”
The entire array shattered like glass being struck by a hammer. The Sea Serpent and Yi Yun charged out of the confines!