“We’ve been waiting for you fellows!” Although they were already wounded, the two Earthen Immortals from Eternal World did not flinch in the face of the siege from the other cultivators. Instead, waving their hands, they sent two items forward.
One of them transformed into a thick, golden-coloured barrier, which encased the two of them. The other item transformed into a huge talisman, which then pasted itself onto the surface of the golden barrier.
Instantly, golden light flared out and the golden barrier spread outwards to block all the incoming attacks. Next, it became like a huge golden bowl, covering the ground to integrate with the world. At the same time, it would also draw energy from both the earth and space.
“Two mid-grade Dao artefacts. Not to mention, they are both of the defensive type.” The three attackers halted their actions. Regarding the golden barrier and the flashing talisman standing before them, frowns appeared on their faces.
“Humph! I do not believe that they can hide inside all the time. As it so happens, I am also curious to see how powerful the magic treasures of these aborigines are,” said the white-boned Ghost General who fired out a lance made from white bones at the golden barrier.
A deafening, golden-coloured soundwave spread out from the spot that the bone lance struck and the hard ground was decomposed in its wake.
Chen Feng and his three bodyguards rapidly backed away, putting a distance of several hundred li between them and their original position before stopping.
“Looks like the two Earthen Immortals are in quite the pickle,” Chen Feng said.
“These fellows are very difficult to handle. The Human Immortal aside, I am not confident that I can handle the Earthen Immortals from the Ghost Plane and Demon Plane,” the Hell Dog said.
“Don’t worry. If it really comes down to it, we’ll just call out the tiger yao and the rest.” Chen Feng smiled. He was not feeling too concerned about it.
“True.” The Hell Dog smiled as well.
Speaking of which, the Divine Phantom Mink and Netherpython of the Nine Abyss were not feeling too confident here in this Heavensday Battlefield. There were simply too many Earthen Immortals here.
The Divine Phantom Mink was only a peak-level Yao King (Human). Although there was only one step left between him and the Earthen Immortal stage, it was practically a difference between Heaven and Earth. As for the Netherpython of the Nine Abyss, he was one level lower than the Divine Phantom Mink. He was only at the high-level Human Immortal stage. Although he had been working hard on his cultivation, giving birth to the possibility of a breakthrough, there was still a considerable distance between him and the Earthen Immortal stage.
Observing the battle occurring up ahead, the two of them felt a sense of pressure. Only someone at the Hell Dog’s level would be able to fight those fellows, for some time anyways.
After taking the attack, the golden barrier simply shook violently. It did not show any signs of breaking down.
As for the white-boned Ghost General, it stopped attacking. Instead, it took several steps back.
“Why did you stop attacking? If they manage to recover from their injuries, it will be difficult to handle them,” the Demon Deity said with a snicker.
“Humph! And let you two pick up a bargain?” The Ghost General scoffed.
“I have a suggestion. Let’s work together to get rid of this kid from the Immortal Plane first. Then, we’ll join forces in breaking open the barrier. How about it?” The Demon Deity grinned and a crafty look flashed across its eyes.
“Not a problem.” The Ghost General seemingly did not bother considering the proposal before agreeing to it. The relationship between the Ghost Plane and the Demon Plane was not very good. However, when facing their common enemy, the Immortal Plane, the two would instantly become besties.
The Immortal Plane, known to many as the number one world in the universe, was the common enemy of the Ghost Plane, Demon Plane and other worlds. Of course, each of them would constantly send their armies to do battle and attempt to conquer one another.
When the two of them began communicating, the cultivator from the Immortal Plane instantly realized that the situation did not bode well for him. Thus, before the two could even call out to him, a Void Array Platform appeared beneath him. Next, it swiftly broke through space to disappear in the blink of an eye.
“Void Array Platform. Heh! He sure is fast at running away.”
“By the way, there are still a few small fries in the distance. Should we deal with them?”
“Like you said, they are just small fries. If you want to attack them, go ahead. I couldn’t be bothered with it.”
The Demon Deity and Ghost General discussed for a moment before starting to attack the golden barrier. Inside the barrier, the two Earthen Immortals brought out spirit stones and medicinal pills to quickly heal themselves.
“There are only two Earthen Immortals outside. We can try to fight them.”
“Sigh! That’s a Demon Deity and a Ghost General. We are likely incapable of handling even one of them. Their starting line is simply too high up compared to us.”
“I wonder when we’ll be able to ascend to the Immortal Plane. Later, there is no need to go all out to fight them. We just need to flee.”
The white-boned Ghost General was still utilizing its bone lance to attack. The Demon Deity, on the other hand, enlarged its body and swung forward with a circular bronze hammer. Like a Heavenly God, it smashed the golden barrier furiously.
Shockwaves spread out and Chen Feng’s group moved back some more.
“A white-coloured bone lance and a large bronze hammer. Those two are Dao artefacts. I wonder when they will be able to break the restrictive array?” Chen Feng shook his head.
The Hell Dog considered for a moment before asking, “Will we be taking action later?”
“Let’s observe first. As it is, my cultivation base is still very weak.” Chen Feng smiled. There were Earthen Immortals roaming around everywhere. Thus, bringing out his magic treasures for the fight was somewhat dangerous. It would be a problem if the other Earthen Immortals decided to target him. The Earthen Immortals were all characters with quite the background and Chen Feng could not be certain if they were in possession of Immortal artefacts or not. They could potentially beat him to death and take away the Longevity Tower.
“It’d be great if the two sides could end up mutually wounding each other. However, judging from the present situation, that seems unlikely.” Chen Feng shook his head.
“He he! Young Master, I found something interesting.” Suddenly the Hell Dog chuckled.
“Oh, did you find something?” Chen Feng grew curious. The Hell Dog’s innate skill, the Nether Eye, was a very powerful skill. Separately, the Nether Eye skill was probably stronger than the Hell Dog himself.
“The cultivator from the Immortal Plane did not actually leave. He is secretly lurking around. Looks like he intends to do something.”
“That is interesting. However, is there anyone else?”
“Probably not. Unless the other party is a very powerful Earthen Immortal or someone in possession of an Immortal artefact, they would be incapable of hiding from my Nether Eye. However, if these characters are here, there would be no need for them to hide.”
“Netherpython, you should be about to break through soon, right?” Chen Feng suddenly turned around to ask an unrelated question.
“Soon. I believe it won’t take long before I break through to the peak-level Demon King stage.” As he said, the Netherpython of the Nine Abyss’ eyes shone. He then continued, “However, rising up to the Demon Deity stage will be somewhat difficult.”
The Netherpython of the Nine Abyss and the other Demon Kings possessed special genes. However, they were too old. If it weren’t for the Demon Sealing Mountain keeping them inside it, their lifespans would have ended long ago.
Even so, the eight Demon Kings could still feel the urgency stemming from their limited lifespans. After entering the Longevity Tower, their hearts stirred.
The simplest method to extend their lifespans was to break through to the next level.
“If you can get your hands on a Demon Deity’s demon core, the amount of time needed for your breakthrough should lessen, right?” Chen Feng said in an odd tone.
“You mean-” Netherpython’s eyes lit up.
“Didn’t a lot of Demon Deities come to this place? There is one right here. However, killing one will be quite difficult. Hopefully, the two sides will end up mutually wounded. That way, it wouldn’t be as difficult,” Chen Feng said smilingly.
Hearing those words, the Netherpython of the Nine Abyss felt himself panting somewhat. If he could obtain the demon core of a Demon Deity for his cultivation purposes, he would be able to greatly shorten the time needed for him to break through to the Demon Deity stage.
For the first time ever, the Netherpython of the Nine Abyss felt that this new master was quite a good master.
Booming sounds kept reverberating outwards. Speaking of which, the Demon Deity and Ghost General were indeed characters with formidable cultivation bases. Their strength seemed endless and they appeared to know not the meaning of the word fatigue. Instead, a formidable stream of power ceaselessly bombarded the golden barrier.
The golden barrier remained intact. However, the defensive talisman on it had become dimmer. In fact, minute cracks had already appeared across its surface.
“It won’t last for much longer. Let’s charge out.”
“Are you ready?”
The golden barrier abruptly disappeared and dazzling runes shone from beneath the two Earthen Immortals. Next, space shook violently and a thin crack appeared.
The two of them rushed into the spatial crack. They wanted to flee.
“You want to escape? Can you?”
“Is this all you fellows have?”
A bone lance and a large bronze hammer struck space, causing the space there to shatter. Next, the two Earthen Immortals fell out from space in a miserable manner.
“Looks like the two fellows are incapable of leaving,” Chen Feng said smilingly.
As expected, after their attempt to flee was obstructed, the two Earthen Immortals knew that they were in trouble. Thus, they brought out their magic treasures and unleashed all their power to fight their opponents.
“One each. Let’s see which of us can finish off our opponents first!” the Ghost General shouted.
“You’ll definitely be the loser. When the time comes, don’t ask me for help.” The Demon Deity laughed in return.
“Shadowless Chain Execution!”
The Ghost General harrumphed and the bone lance in its hand disappeared all of a sudden. Next, the Earthen Immortal who was 1,000 zhang away from it cried out wretchedly as his figure was sent flying.
“You’re going to lose.” The Ghost General smirked. Grabbing its lance again, it then jumped through space, covering a distance of 1,000 zhang to re-appear before the Earthen Immortal.
“Not necessarily.” The Demon Deity laughed loudly. Taking just one step forward, it was able to travel through a distance of over 1,000 metres. After taking three steps, the large bronze hammer in its hand swung furiously towards the other Earthen Immortal, bringing with it the worldly powers of its surroundings into the attack.
“Sigh! What a troubling issue. The two Earthen Immortals are too weak. This is not a good time to be taking action.” Chen Feng shook his head.
He could see that the Earthen Immortals’ opponents were not going all out in their attacks. Even so, the two Earthen Immortals from Eternal World were simply no match for the Demon Deity and Ghost General. Their ending was as clear as day.
“Why don’t we call out the tiger yao and the others?” the Hell Dog suggested.
“Only as a last resort. If we bring out too many fellows, how are we to divide the spoils?” Chen Feng replied with a wry smile.
“If so, what do we do now? We cannot let this continue.”
“If only there is another force here. Right, isn’t there another expert from the Immortal Plane hiding around?”
“There is only one person. Not to mention, he is not even an Earthen Immortal. He might not be willing to take action.”
“Try contacting him.”
Seeing no other options, the Hell Dog followed Chen Feng’s instructions and he secretly contacted the Human Immortal who was 500 kilometres away. Upon receiving the Hell Dog’s secret vocal transmission, the Human Immortal was taken aback. However, he quickly recollected himself as he began to slowly discuss the issue with the Hell Dog.
“This fellow is very cautious. He is also very thorough.” It did not take long for the Hell Dog to wrap up the negotiation.
1 li = 0.5 km. 1,000 li/ 500 km could also mean ‘far away’ in Chinese.
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