Chapter 622: Lightning Explosion

Just because the zone's name was Purple Lightning Pool, it did not mean that the entire independent space consisted of a lightning pool. Rather, it was a place rich in lightning, and it just so happened to have a purple lightning pool. In fact, the pool only occupied a small part of the space, but it was the spot where lightning energy was most dense. A regular person wouldn't be able to approach the pool, and most would die on their way.

The moment Xiang Shaoyun entered the space, his lightning bone started stirring with a tinkling sound, radiating thick joy.

"What dense lightning energy," muttered Xiang Shaoyun as he swept his gaze at the sky dotted with black clouds.

He scanned his surroundings and found that the land was uneven and that pits with crushed stones were everywhere. Scorched marks decorated the ground, as if were the result of frequent lightning strikes.

Just as Xiang Shaoyun was about to step forward, lightning bolts gathered in the sky above him and rained down. He summoned Money without a moment of hesitation.

Before coming, he had brought Money with him, hoping that the zone could help Money reach the Demon Emperor realm as quickly as possible. That way, he would be much more helpful.

The abrupt summon confused Money, and he was instantly struck by the lightning bolts, his body smashing into the ground. A regular demonic beast would have died. However, Money merely shook his head for a bit before bouncing off the ground, appearing completely unharmed.

He then enlarged his body before soaring to the sky, saying joyfully, "Boss, what is this place? I can sense powerful and pure lightning energy everywhere! I love this place!"

"Let's go, then. This is a rare opportunity," said Xiang Shaoyun with a smile.

And thus, the two started heading to the zone's center, with Xiang Shaoyun standing on Money. Along the way, they found numerous lightning elemental plants of different grades, each of them incredibly valuable. Money almost charged toward the plants and ate everything up.

Fortunately, Xiang Shaoyun had been paying attention and was able to stop him in time. "Calm down. This place cost me a lot of contribution points."

"What are contribution points? I don't care; I need to eat," said Money as he tried charging toward the plants again.

Xiang Shaoyun stopped him and said, "Just don't eat. There will be plenty of lightning for you to devour when we arrive at the Purple Lightning Pool."

Money was left with no choice but to obey and continue traveling forward. Before long, Xiang Shaoyun discovered that there were some lightning elemental demonic beasts in the space as well. The demonic beasts weren't exactly high-level beasts, but they had excellent bloodlines and a lot of potential.

One ought to know that lightning elemental beasts were extremely rare. Upon maturity, each would possess an amazing combat prowess. That was why Xiang Shaoyun had decided to tame Money back then.

At the same time, he had also discovered some disciples of the academy moving about in the space. Some were returning, and some were heading toward the Purple Lightning Pool. Those on a return trip looked incredibly sorry, as if they had all undergone a desperate battle. Even so, smiles hung on their faces, as if they had reaped a bountiful harvest. Xiang Shaoyun had just gotten Money to move faster when someone blocked them.

"Brother, is this snake for sale?" asked a sloppy person with a sinister look on his face.

His clothes were worn-out, revealing the purple armor he wore inside his outerwear. His purple hair cascaded down his face, showing only half his face. From the revealed portion of his face, one could see that he was a handsome man.

Before Xiang Shaoyun could answer, Money rebuked furiously, "You're the snake! Your entire family is filled with snakes! I am a noble one-horned purple silver draconic snake!"

"What an interesting snake. Although your realm isn't high, your bloodline is pure," said the purple-haired man. "Come with me. I will transform you into a draconic snake or even a true dragon!"

Lightning power then rippled out of his body, and he released a domineering might that caused even Xiang Shaoyun to feel great pressure. Money hissed unhappily, ruthlessness slowly creeping into his eyes.

"Friend, you seem to be completely disregarding me," said Xiang Shaoyun coldly. He could sense that this person was strong, but he had no fear.

The man lifted his head to look at Xiang Shaoyun and smiled. "Your strength is decent, but not enough to attract my attention. Of course, if you manage to enter the top 10 of the Dragon Phoenix List, you will then be worthy of my attention."

His words were arrogant, but there was no arrogance on his face, as if he was merely stating a fact. When Xiang Shaoyun sent his senses out, he confirmed that the man was a fifth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. Xiang Shaoyun was slightly astonished.

The man was only about 30 years old, yet he already possessed such a cultivation level. He was right, as in he could really compete against the geniuses on the Dragon Phoenix Academy's top 10. In fact, Xiang Shaoyun started wondering if the man was one of those on the top 10, but he couldn't figure out which of them he was.

"Even without being in the top 10, I have the strength to stand before you," declared Xiang Shaoyun as his competitiveness was riled, a thick and heavy power radiating out of him.

His draconic aura, which was 19 percent formed, projected a vivid dragon behind him, signifying his cultivation level of peak first-stage Dragon Ascension Realm. With his combat prowess, he could battle even fifth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivators. But there was still quite a gap between him and the genius before him. However, he possessed unique trump cards that gave him the confidence to meet the man in battle.

The man raised his brow and smiled. "What dense energy. If we have the same cultivation level, you will be my match. But you are not yet an opponent of me, Lei Bao." He glanced at Money and said, "Forget it. You already acknowledged him as your master. Even if I snatch you, I won't get your loyalty. I'll spare you."

He then flung his hair before leaving for the entrance. The sudden departure came unexpectedly, and Xiang Shaoyun heaved a breath of relief. With his current strength, he shouldn't be provoking someone like that. He might not fear such an opponent, but it was never a good thing to have too many enemies.

"After I'm done here, I need to find out more about that Lei Bao," decided Xiang Shaoyun before he continued on with Money.

The deeper they delved, the more concentrated the rain of lightning became. Each individual bolt was also becoming stronger and stronger, and not even an Emperor could easily withstand them. Many disciples no longer dared to enter, and they stuck to the center area's fringes where they cultivated in peace after finding a suitable spot. For them, the lightning energy there was good enough for their absorption and increasing their cultivation level.

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