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“Sealing off space? That’s just what I wanted.” Chen Feng’s figure emerged from the flames.

The flames dissipated, revealing an unscathed Chen Feng. However, the cultivator who attacked him earlier had become ash.

Seeing Chen Feng emerge, eight of them instantly attacked. Various magic treasures and secret techniques were fired at Chen Feng.

They were no fools. Their companion had died in such a peculiar way. Thus, they would not be careless about this.

Weng!

A blood-coloured sphere of light encased Chen Feng to protect him, blocking all the attacks.

“Oh, no! The aura of a Dao artefact!” The two Human Immortals were the first to react. After looking at one another, they quickly made up their mind and rushed off, completely ignoring the others.

Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou!

The instant the two Human Immortals attempted to flee, the blood-coloured sphere of light encasing Chen Feng erupted, transforming into countless blood-coloured swords. The swords pierced through space and all the cultivators around Chen Feng, including the two Human Immortals, were struck.

“Collect!”

Next, Chen Feng shouted in a hushed tone and the cultivators watched in horror as their blood essences began gushing out from the wounds on their bodies.

In just the blink of an eye, the half-step Human Immortals had been reduced into human skins. Only the two Human Immortals were able to hold on. Even so, their bodies were gradually shrivelling up as well.

“Mercy! Have mercy!” Due to their feelings of dread, begging for mercy was the only thing left that the two Human Immortals could think of doing. They no longer even have the courage to charge out.

“Don’t kill me! I am willing to take you as my master!”

“Sigh! You only have yourselves to blame. Or perhaps, you fellows simply did not have good eyes on you. If you fellows hadn’t attacked me, I would not have killed you fellows.” After saying that, Chen Feng exerted a suction force with his palm and the two Human Immortals abruptly shrivelled up, becoming like the other half-step Human Immortals, human skins. All of the blood essences within them had been sucked away.

Unexpectedly, by utilizing the Blood Mustering Bead to display the Bloody Netherguide Art and the Heavengulping Absorption Technique, I can unleash such a high level of power. Chen Feng himself was feeling shocked.

Chen Feng had yet to fully cultivate the Bloody Netherguide Art. However, after fully refining the Blood Mustering Bead, the essence of the Bloody Netherguide Art came to him naturally. Additionally, he was also cultivating the Heavengulping Absorption Technique and the Demonic Heavengorging Art, two techniques that were even more overbearing compared to the Bloody Netherguide Art. As long as the opponent was not someone far above Chen Feng in terms of cultivation base, that opponent would be incapable of stopping Chen Feng’s devouring attack. 

Clumps of blood essence swirled upon Chen Feng’s palm and compressed before finally becoming a small ball of blood, which he then sent into the Blood Mustering Bead.

Given Chen Feng’s present cultivation level, he could not be bothered with devouring their blood essence directly. It would be better for him to take Bloody Netherfruits. It would be more effective.

Naturally, things would be different if this was the blood of higher-levelled cultivators. For example, just a drop of an Earthen Immortal’s blood would take Chen Feng a long time to refine and absorb.

As Chen Feng had killed them all, all their items ended up in Chen Feng’s hands. After casually going through the items, Chen Feng kept them. These fellows sure do possess some good items. Looks like they had robbed quite a number of cultivators.

I can sense Brother Jian’s aura here! Finally, Chen Feng was able to detect Jian Xiaotian’s aura within an unassuming volcano. Then, he utilized the Thousand Seeker Mirror to replay the images of Jian Xiaotian there.

By then, the Thousand Seeker Mirror had risen to an entirely different level. Chen Feng had fused it together with the Myriad Induction Geocompass, even adding some precious materials into it in the process. Due to that, it had undergone a world-shaking change. Just a few days back, it had successfully become a grade 1 Sacred artefact. Correspondingly, Chen Feng’s strength too, rose somewhat.

The magic treasures kept within Chen Feng’s insight acupoints were constantly undergoing a refinement process from Chen Feng. They were connected to his flesh and soul. Although Chen Feng’s increase in strength may not necessarily translate into an increase in the magic treasures’ levels, an increase in the magic treasures’ levels would definitely cause Chen Feng’s strength to rise.

Brother Jian encountered some fire-type yao beasts here. The yao beasts are quite strong. Unfortunately for them, several Human Immortals besieged and killed them in the end.

Tracking Jian Xiaotian’s aura, Chen Feng began following Jian Xiaotian. Images kept appearing upon the surface of the Thousand Seeker Mirror. In the end, the images revealed three half-step Human Immortals pursuing Jian Xiaotian.

Watching the images, Chen Feng then saw something surprising. As Jian Xiaotian was no longer capable of blocking their attacks, he crushed his Teleportation Talisman to exit the ancient battlefield. However, after the jade talisman was crushed, nothing happened. No spatial passageway appeared.

In the end, Jian Xiaotian made use of a magic treasure to block the cultivators’ attacks and fled again. However, he was seriously wounded.

This doesn’t look good. What happened? Even the Teleportation Talisman would not work? Is it due to the laws of space here, or the handiwork of the cultivators? Chen Feng felt puzzled.

No matter. Right now, the most important matter is to find Brother Jian. Hopefully, he still has enough magic treasures to protect himself.

Jian Xiaotian was only a level 7 Sky Human stage cultivator. He could be considered one of the weakest amongst the batch of cultivators sent into the ancient battlefield. If it weren’t for the defensive magic treasures on his person, he would have died long ago.

Sou! Sou!

Chen Feng quickly explored the volcanic area, turning to take different directions constantly. Sometimes, he would enter one of the volcanoes to search for clues. He had already given up on collecting the spirit stones within the volcanoes. Just earlier, he had flown past a volcano filled with spirit stones. The fire-type energy emanating out from it astounded even Chen Feng. And yet, despite knowing that there was a humongous amount of spirit stones inside, Chen Feng had still given up on it. He did not want to waste any time in his search for Jian Xiaotian.

For Jian Xiaotian, who was presently getting hunted, even one breath’s worth of time could be extremely important.

There are traces of battle here as well. Strange, why is this volcanic area so big? Since entering the volcanic area, Chen Feng had already travelled through a distance of over 50,000 kilometres. Moreover, his soul power was constantly scanning the area. Even so, he was still incapable of seeing the ends of this volcanic area.

Given how many volcanoes there are here, if all of them were to erupt at the same time, the force generated would be powerful enough to destroy a planet. Just how much power is contained deep inside this piece of land?

Boom!

A volcano that was located before Chen Feng erupted and searing, viscous lava sprayed tens of thousands of li upwards to burn a great hole through the sky. The surrounding temperature began climbing while countless clumps of molten lava poured down. Chen Feng did not dodge them. Instead, his domain power encased his body as he simply made his way through them all.

“Roar!”

As Chen Feng was flying past the volcano, a loud roar rang out from the volcano. Next, a massive, fiery-red figure wrapped in lava charged at Chen Feng.

It’s a Lava Beast. What an annoyance!

“Scram!”

Chen Feng swiftly unleashed a punch, blowing the lava apart to reveal a figure that was seemingly formed using crystals.

“If you don’t want to die, then make way!” Chen Feng shouted. It was a fire-type Yao King. Although it was very strong, it was nothing in Chen Feng’s eyes. He simply did not want to get entangled with the Yao King now.

However, after the punch from Chen Feng blasted the Yao King back, it roared again before charging upwards once more. At the same time, more roars rang out from below.

“You have a death wish!”

Chen Feng jabbed with a finger and the Death Sword shot forward, becoming a beam of black light to spin around the Yao King once before flying back to Chen Feng. Next, countless cracks spread out across the crystalline Yao King’s body. In the end, it exploded with a bang and a yao core flew into Chen Feng’s grasp.

“Humph!”

Chen Feng released a scoff before quickly leaving. Sensing the intense killing intent and aura coming off Chen Feng, the roars coming from the volcano below came to an abrupt halt.

There are traces of battle here. There is a puddle of blood here. Chen Feng stretched his hand out and grasped and strands of blood seeped out from the ground to form a ball of blood before flying into Chen Feng’s hand.

Sensing the overbearing aura and indomitable sword intent within the ball of blood, Chen Feng was able to easily determine that it was Jian Xiaotian’s blood.

Looks like Brother Jian is having quite a miserable time. Chen Feng ended up chuckling. He was able to infer a few things from the puddle of blood. The most important thing was that it had not been too long since the puddle of blood was formed. Add the traces of battle around him, Chen Feng was highly confident that Jian Xiaotian was still alive.

I am probably not too far away from Brother Jian, Chen Feng thought.

Somewhere 50,000 kilometres away from Chen Feng, Jian Xiaotian was hiding within a massive volcano. This volcano was 100,000 zhang tall. Its massive body occupied a radius of several thousand li. In addition to the massive area that it was occupying, there were also some restrictive arrays inside and outside the volcano. Most of them were naturally-forming barriers.

Thick, surging power of fire kept spraying out from the wide mouth of the volcano. Due to that, even the sky 5,000 kilometres above it became fiery-red in colour. The temperature of the surrounding area, spanning a radius of tens of thousands of li, was so high that the lands cracked. No grass could grow on the lands.

Inside this massive volcano, somewhere 10,000 zhang away from the mouth of the volcano, were layers of restrictive arrays, all stacked up on one another. The restrictive arrays had existed amidst the high temperature of the volcano for who knows how long. Not only did they not dissipate, they had instead made use of the power of fire there to reinforce and stabilize themselves.

Beyond the restrictive arrays was a smooth and circular cave. The ground of the cave was like a winding path, rising up and down and there was no way to tell where it led to. Jian Xiaotian lay on the ground within the cave, his whole body soaked with blood and his face contorted. He clenched his teeth as he healed his wounds.

Huh! Although I am getting hunted down, I did still manage to gain a lot. Not only did I manage to gain a high number of spirit stones, I even managed to obtain the legacy of a high-level Human Immortal. Not to mention, my cultivation base had broken through once again. Only, I no longer have my Teleportation Talisman. If I want to leave, I will have to snatch a talisman from someone else. Although things were not looking good for him, Jian Xiaotian’s eyes remained shining with confidence. His essence, energy and soul did not wane at all.

Hopefully, I can recover before they find me, otherwise all the treasures used to buy time would have gone to waste. There were pieces of spirit stones arranged all around Jian Xiaotian and all the spiritual energy emanating from them flowed into Jian Xiaotian’s body.

Surprisingly, all the spirit stones were Immortal crystals.

Jian Xiaotian spent six hours healing himself. The state of his body had only just improved somewhat when he sensed the restrictive arrays outside the volcano shaking.

They’re here. These fellows sure are persistent. If my cultivation base can rise up by one more level, I will kill all of you! Killing intent glinted across Jian Xiaotian’s eyes.


 

1 li = 0.5 km

1 zhang = 3.333 m

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