After entering the main hall, no dark bats dared to approach anymore because a powerful human was locked inside. The moment they approached, they would turn into that human's food.
Xiang Shaoyun's plan was to call out to Scarlet Flame Monarch and have himself pulled into the underground room after entering the hall. But a sudden sense of crisis gripped him, and he remained silent.
The sense of crisis originated from the instinct he developed after years of threading on the edge of death, a natural instinct of his body that gave him a bad premonition. Without any hesitation, he put the Radiant Saint Armor on to guard against anything that might happen.
At the same time, he maximized the senses of his Nether Soul Domain, paying close attention to his surroundings, leaving no stones unturned. He could feel that the sense of danger did not originate from Scarlet Flame Monarch.
A figure silently appeared before him. It was none other than Yu Yuchen, the elder in charge of the Castle of Darkness. When Xiang Shaoyun saw the elder, his pupils shrank as fury rose within him. He recalled that when he was leaving the Castle of Darkness previously, he was injured by this very Yu Yuchen and was nearly killed.
He had never forgotten this grudge. He did not plan to seek revenge before he had enough strength, but here this person was, looking for him again.
"I thought you were expelled. What are you doing here?" questioned Yu Yuchen with a displeased expression.
When his gaze landed on the Radiant Saint Armor, greed filled his eyes.
"I still have a few days left, so I decided to come train here for a bit. What's the issue with that?" answered Xiang Shaoyun calmly.
He had entered together with the wolf guard, but the wolf guard had vanished during his fight with Xiao Xie. He believed the wolf guard was probably protecting him in the dark. If Yu Yuchen dared to try anything, the wolf guard would not sit still.
"You are no longer a disciple of the academy. It is taboo for you to enter this place. Get lost immediately," berated Yu Yuchen, showing no respect whatsoever. "Before you leave, take off your armor. It is not something a puny Emperor like you can possess. You must have stolen it from the academy."
One ought to admit that Yu Yuchen was truly shameless for him to fabricate such an unreasonable excuse.
Xiang Shaoyun clenched his teeth and said, "Old bastard, how shameless can you be?"
Xiang Shaoyun wasn't initially planning to fully turn on this elder, but the elder left him with no choice.
"Audacious! You dare insult this elder? I'll cripple you right now and throw you into the basement. You will be imprisoned there until your death," shouted Yu Yuchen furiously.
Xiang Shaoyun quickly shouted, "Wolf guard, what are you still waiting for?"
"There's a helper?" Yu Yuchen frowned and was immediately on alert. However, he found nothing.
Xiang Shaoyun was stunned as well. The wolf guard was still hidden. What was going on here?
"Young master, Master said that if you want to rescue the person here, you have to rely on yourself," the wolf guard's voice trailed into Xiang Shaoyun's ears.
Xiang Shaoyun instantly understood why the wolf guard wasn't helping him. So it was actually his master's intention. He smiled helplessly and said, "This is an elder. No matter how good I am, I won't be able to contend against him."
Despite saying that, Xiang Shaoyun would not sit back and wait for death. He activated his bloodline talent and went invisible the moment Yu Yuchen was distracted. He then rushed for the entrance to the basement.
Yu Yuchen found that he had been fooled, but he could do nothing but watch on as Xiang Shaoyun vanished right in front of his eyes. He was shocked as he thought, Is the kid's armor also capable of invisibility? What a treasure!
At that thought, he channeled his energy outward and locked the entire hall down. Even if Xiang Shaoyun was invisible, he wouldn't be able to escape. One ought to say that Yu Yuchen was quite crafty himself, not giving Xiang Shaoyun any opportunity to escape.
"Kid, so what if you're invisible? The whole place is under my restriction. You won't be able to escape. Just show yourself obediently, and I'll let you live. Otherwise, the moment I released my presence as a Saint, you will be crushed into pieces. Don't blame me as merciless when I do," said Yu Yuchen with a confident smile.
He was speaking the truth. As a Heaven Battling Realm expert, he could easily crush a Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator into pieces.
"Scarlet Flame Monarch, help me!" Xiang Shaoyun transmitted.
Scarlet Flame Monarch was locked in the basement. He had been dying, but after Xiang Shaoyun's previous visit, many spiritual treasures had been left behind. Those treasures weren't too effective considering Scarlet Flame Monarch's realm, but they still helped alleviate the pressure he faced and allowed him to retain a tiny portion of his strength.
The moment Xiang Shaoyun entered the hall, Scarlet Flame Monarch had noticed him. At the same time, he had also sensed Yu Yuchen as well, which was why he had not done anything. He was accumulating power silently, waiting for a chance to finish Yu Yuchen with one strike. He wanted to save Xiang Shaoyun and kill Yu Yuchen in one fell swoop.
Scarlet Flame Monarch did not hear the voice transmission as the basement was also restricted by seals and Xiang Shaoyun was too weak. Thus, Scarlet Flame Monarch stayed put and was still waiting for an opportunity to strike.
"I'll count to three. If you don't show yourself, die," threatened Yu Yuchen murderously.
"Since you don't treasure the opportunity I gave you, die," said Yu Yuchen with a frown. He prepared to unleash his presence and crush Xiang Shaoyun to death.
"You are the one who will die." Xiang Shaoyun had silently arrived beside Yu Yuchen. He slashed his Radiant Saint Sword mercilessly.
Yu Yuchen was a Saint. He was able to immediately sense the energy undulation behind him. Without a second thought, he slammed his hand backward. The hand of a Saint was enough to crush any lower-leveled weapon.
But when his hand came in contact with the weapon, he had a bad premonition. He immediately sent out a burst of Saint-level energy, pushing Xiang Shaoyun's weapon out of the way.
Xiang Shaoyun coughed up a mouthful of blood as he was sent flying away. His saint weapon was blasted out of his hand, and he had clearly suffered a heavy injury from Yu Yuchen's energy blast.
"What a sharp saint weapon. Although it is not a dark elemental weapon, I can still sell it. Little bastard, you're quite rich, aren't you? Just wait until I kill you. I will properly search you for more treasures," said Yu Yuchen as he looked at the Radiant Saint Sword on the ground in excitement.
Just as he was about to kill Xiang Shaoyun, the person in the basement made his move.Previous Chapter Next Chapter