Chapter 1001 Strange City

 

Three Ascendant Immortals rushed over from afar. Arriving before Chen Feng, they then saluted him respectfully.

“Greetings, Island Lord.”

“What is it?” Chen Feng maintained an impassive expression, but his eyes flashed slightly.

One of the three Ascendant Immortals was from East Dragon Island, a fish spirit. The other two were from Absolute Academy and Heavenly Sword Faction respectively. All three had a closer relationship with Chen Feng compared to the others.

Only, the three of them appeared somewhat wretched. Just one glance informed Chen Feng that they were wounded.

“Senior Bi Qing is in danger! Island Lord, please help him!” The fish spirit hurriedly said.

“What?!” Chen Feng was taken aback.

Bi Qing was in danger? How was that possible? At that very moment, Bi Qing was already a high-level Ascendant Immortal. With the support of the Celestial Clearblue Plane, he could further increase it to the peak-level Ascendant Immortal stage. In Chen Feng’s opinion, even a True Immortal would have a hard time killing Bi Qing. More, even if Bi Qing could not win, he would be able to escape.

“What happened? Give me the details,” Chen Feng quickly asked.

“It’s all our fault.” The three Ascendant Immortals revealed a look of shame and their faces turned somewhat ugly to behold. They quickly informed Chen Feng what happened. 

Earlier, the three of them had entered a massive, ancient city only to encounter danger. It was then that Bi Qing took action to send them out. However, Bi Qing himself was still inside the city.

“That doesn’t mean Bi Qing is in danger.” Hearing that, Chen Feng breathed a sigh of relief.

“Back when we emerged from the city, we sensed several formidable auras coming from within it. They are at least high-level Ascendant Immortals.”

“Do you know how the aura of a high-level Ascendant Immortal feels like?” Chen Feng quickly asked.

“Err.” All three paused.

Woah!

Huo Yunlong released his aura for a brief moment, but that brief display caused a look of panic to flash across the faces of the three Ascendant Immortals and they backed away.

“How does it compare to this power?” Chen Feng asked again.

“It’s about the same.”

“Specific location?”

“The Twoscope Mountain Range!”

“It’s there? You three, return to East Dragon Island immediately. Without my orders, you are not allowed to leave,” Chen Feng said solemnly.

“Understood!” There was a contorted look on their faces, but they dared not defy Chen Feng’s orders.

Chen Feng then waved to send three streams of golden light into their bodies, one each. All three instantly became excited.

“Cultivate with peace of mind. Stabilize your strength before anything else.”

“Thank you, Island Lord!”

This time, the three of them left willingly.

“Immortal dao laws!” Huo Yunlong was surprised by what he saw.

“Yes. Brother Huo, I think the following issue will be a troublesome one,” said Chen Feng after a moment’s consideration.

“Why do you say that?” Huo Yunlong revealed an ambiguous smile.

“There are two choices for you. First, Brother Huo can head to East Dragon Island to help me guard the place. Second, come with me to check out the place.”

“Is there even a need to ask? I am still missing some magic treasures.”

Sou! Sou!

The two of them flew quickly, leaving only faint streams of light in the air, which rapidly dissipated away.

“Brother Huo, why do you want so many magic treasures?”

“Because I still have some other partners.”

“It believe Brother Huo should be doing well in the Immortal Plane, no?”

“Sigh! Far from it. The Immortal Plane is a hard place to live in.”

While swiftly flying forward, the two of them chatted. From their conversation, Chen Feng found out that Huo Yunlong was indeed born in Flame World. After that, he ascended to the Immortal Plane and joined a nameless force. It was one that had only just established itself in the Immortal Plane. This time, Huo Yunlong was acting alone in coming over to Eternal World. According to Huo Yunlong, however, many cultivators from the Immortal Plane had come to Eternal World as well. Only, the majority of them were Ascendant Immortals. As for whether or not any True Immortals came, Huo Yunlong himself was uncertain.

“It’s up ahead.” Even from afar, the two of them were able to see the Twoscope Mountain Range. Somewhere 5,000 kilometres above it, where strong winds blew, a massive and ancient city floated in the air. Energy streams swirled around it and the strong winds there were like blades, making it impossible to get a detailed look of the city. That said, Chen Feng could see that cultivators were constantly entering the city.

“It’s strange. Where did this ancient city come from?” Chen Feng’s gaze swept around the place, inspecting every part of his surroundings, covering a radius of half a million kilometres. But he found nothing. 

“We’ll find out once we head in. Only, it looks like Earthen Immortals are incapable of entering,” Huo Yunlong said. Only Ascendant Immortals had been able to enter the ancient city while Earthen Immortals and Human Immortals could not enter.

“I’m not an ordinary Earthen Immortal. Still, there is a need to investigate this properly before entering.” Next up, the two of them quickly circled around the ancient city. Then, finding an angle, they entered.

As he was entering, Chen Feng sensed the obstructive power from the ancient city. It was very formidable, capable of stopping cultivators beneath the Ascendant Immortal stage. However, it was ineffective against Chen Feng.

Upon entering, Chen Feng felt the surrounding space shattering apart. It was as though he had entered a turbulent space, or was it a spatial passageway? Naturally, that feeling only lasted for a brief moment and Chen Feng swiftly recollected himself.

“This is the ancient city. It is a little different from how it appears outside. Eh?” Chen Feng then noticed that Huo Yunlong was no longer beside him.

Spreading his divine sense out, he found that it was as the three Ascendant Immortals had informed him earlier. His divine sense was suppressed. The power of laws here was different from the outside world. Still, Chen Feng did not feel too concerned. As Bi Qing was able to send those three out, there should be no problems.

The cultivators who came in are all split up. Looks like this place is quite sizable. Would anyone be thinking of breaking their way through this place? Chen Feng cautiously inspected his surroundings. His divine sense spread out, scanning the flat lands, garden, rock garden, flower garden and buildings, but he failed to find Huo Yunlong’s aura.

Interesting. Chen Feng then entered a building with a flash.

“Chen Feng! Chen Feng!” Huo Yunlong arrived at a different place. The surrounding air was very humid and streams of mist kept moving over. Seeing that, Huo Yunlong’s body pulsed and flames sprayed out from his eyes.

The power of fire that Huo Yunlong cultivated contained the spiritual essence flames of Flame World. It could even stop the soul power of a True Immortal. By releasing his flames, the surrounding mist was instantly dispersed. However, before Huo Yunlong could get a good look at his surroundings, two black silhouettes swiftly charged forward. They were as fast as meteors.

What are those? Huo Yunlong swung both his hands, sending two fire dragons roaring forward to furiously slam against the two black silhouettes.

Boom! Boom!

Two cultivators – one wielding a blade and one wielding a sword – charged forward. Sword energy filled the place and blade light shone with a dazzling quality. It gave Huo Yunlong an intense feeling of danger.

High-level Ascendant Immortals! And the weapons in their hands are high-grade Immortal artifacts! Huo Yunlong’s face turned grim and he swung out with his flaming battle lance, firing out a skyful of lance silhouettes.

It was an entrancing type of attack, meant to disrupt the opponents’ ability to assess the situation. Unexpectedly, his opponents did not hesitate in the slightest. They forcibly charged forward. As a result, the blade cultivator ended up taking a see-through hole on his body. Meanwhile, the sword cultivator made use of the opportunity to arrive before Huo Yunlong. With a swing, he unleashed a sword light that could seemingly cleave the world apart at Huo Yunlong.

Roar!

A burst of flames erupted from Huo Yunlong’s chest and a flaming wyrm roared forward. Although it managed to stop the sword light attack, it was also hacked into two as a result.

Sou! Sou! Sou!

Huo Yunlong pressed the advantage and attacked. Knowing that his opponents were high-level Ascendant Immortals, Huo Yunlong dared not be careless about this. However, after furiously exchanging a few blows with them, Huo Yunlong sensed something amiss.

“They’re dead people!”

Huo Yunlong cried out in shock. As they fought, the blade cultivator and sword cultivator completely ignored the attacks from Huo Yunlong. Instead, they simply attacked in a mutually destructive manner.

That was particularly true of the blade cultivator. Huo Yunlong had continuously inflicted serious wounds on him, but he simply ignored the wounds. He didn’t even grunt. Seeing that alarmed Huo Yunlong. After exchanging a few more blows, he quickly understood that they were not alive.

In the beginning, Huo Yunlong felt wary in facing this reckless style of battle. Later, though, he became delighted. By doing this, his opponents were incapable of unleashing their full combat power. Thus, he would have a chance.

Individually, the blade cultivator and sword cultivator were only a notch weaker compared to Huo Yunlong. By working together, they would be able to defeat Huo Yunlong. At that very moment, however, they were not fighting like normal. They were just blindly attacking to kill, giving Huo Yunlong the opportunity to win.

How peculiar. How could these things be here? Huo Yunlong displayed various secret techniques to quickly gain the upper hand. Only, defeating them would take some more time.

This ancient city is very strange. To think I’d encounter opponents of this level right after entering. This does not bode well. I wonder how Chen Feng is faring?

At the same time, Chen Feng had also encountered the same situation. Only, it was worse. There were tens of Ascendant Immortals chasing him.

“Tower, what are these things?” Looking at the cultivators who were chasing him persistently, Chen Feng felt his head aching.

Not too long ago, Chen Feng had searched through tens of buildings only for these cultivators to suddenly pop out of nowhere. All of them were Ascendant Immortals. After exchanging blows with them for a bit, Chen Feng determined that they were all dead people. In the beginning, Chen Feng had assumed that they were man-made combat puppets. But after killing two of them, he felt that they weren’t.

He had failed to find any traces of refining actions on their bodies.

“It should be hex power!” Tower pondered silently for a moment before answering.

“Hex power!” Chen Feng was taken aback. Then, he nodded.

“It does feel like it. Heh! This is interesting.”

Chen Feng brandished the Upright Heaven Sword, the Longevity Wings on his back flapping constantly and his figure kept moving about. Every now and again, he would stop to fight the cultivators for a brief moment before running again.

Chen Feng dared not stop for real. There were at least 20 cultivators chasing him. Over 10 of them were at the mid-level Ascendant Immortal stage. Thankfully, they were all dead people. If they had been capable of working together like a team against Chen Feng, he would have been incapable of escaping.

No wonder there are several formidable forces within this city. Given the circumstances, the ordinary Ascendant Immortal would simply be committing suicide by entering this place. I wonder how Senior Bi Qing is doing right now? There’s also Huo Yunlong. Is he facing this same situation? Chen Feng speculated. The Longevity Wings behind him flapped and he abruptly landed before a small, clear-looking lake.


 

1 li = 0.5 km

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