A Clash of Gods - Chapter 141
Chapter 141 Xuegong Crisis
Qianlan, Louyao, Lou Shiyi, and the others took advantage of the chaos to break out of the encirclement. Although they would not attract the attention of the divine wolf level 1 exotic beasts, the other exotic beasts would not let them go easily.
Chen Xun didn’t dare to rashly lend a helping hand, for fear of attracting more exotic beasts to surround and kill him, so he followed closely behind.
Qianlan retreated as she fought and broke out of the encirclement at the southern foot of Jade Pillar Peak. However, she climbed over mountains and rivers and zigzagged for more than a hundred miles until she reached the dense forest at the southern foot. There were still more than twenty green wolves, led by a light golden giant wolf, biting behind her tightly.
It was already extremely difficult for Qianlan not to be trapped by these green wolves. She had even managed to break out of the cliff and kill more than a dozen green wolves. However, that light golden giant god was exceptionally valiant. He controlled more than twenty green wolves, and the further he went, the harder it would be for Qianlan to retaliate.
Seeing that Qianlan was no longer able to hold on and was being surrounded by a cliff, Chen Xun saw that this was a rare opportunity and immediately flew out of the dense forest.
At this moment, Chen Xun pushed the Cloud Evasion Technique to its limit, and in the space of a breath, it turned into a flowing shadow and pounced towards Qianlan.
Chen Xun leaned both his hands and feet against the ground as he pounced over like an exotic beast that had escaped from a dense forest. The air was torn apart like cloth, giving off a strange sizzling sound.
Qianlan had wrestled with more than twenty green wolves for so long, and the jade bottle containing the pills had also been knocked down. At this time, her qi and blood had gradually dried up, and an uncontrollable exhaustion rose from the deepest part of her body.
At the end of the mountain, another ferocious exotic beast rushed out from the forest. Qianlan knew that she could not escape death. She could only wield her sword and kill the incomparably ferocious exotic beast. She felt a huge force pounding her to the ground. She was brought down by the exotic beast to the cliff that was a hundred feet tall.
She crushed countless branches and rolled into the dense forest. Qianlan’s muscles and bones were all broken by the giant tree. She spat out a mouthful of blood. She was also knocked black by the huge force for a moment, and she felt the blurry shadow of the tree quickly retreat by her side.
She was actually bitten by that exotic beast on her collar and dragged into the depths of the forest …
Qianlan tried her best to gather the last bit of Spiritual Energy in her soul sea to kill the evil wolf that had bit her and dragged her away, but she felt her body suddenly relax. Suddenly, she heard a soft whisper in her ear, “It’s me …”
Hearing Chen Xun’s familiar voice, Qianlan abruptly stopped her hand. Her hand softened, and even the Spirit Sound Sword could not reach the ground.
Chen Xun picked up the Spirit Sound Sword and stuffed it into Qianlan’s body. Then, he pressed it down on Qianlan’s body and bit her collar. He said, “Hold on to me, don’t stop. There’s also the Evil Wolf following behind …”
Qianlan did not know what Chen Xun wanted to do. Why did she put her hands on the ground and walk close to the ground? However, she trusted him from the bottom of her heart. She immediately reached out and wrapped her arms around Chen Xun from below, not letting him fall off.
Qianlan wrapped around her tightly. Chen Xun’s mouth was empty and he said to her, “You can casually cut down two trees to play with. Don’t stop …”
Chen Xun pushed the Cloud Evasion Technique to its limit. Qianlan cut down one or two trees from time to time, and quickly drew a distance from the green wolf behind her.
After throwing off the pack of green wolves, Chen Xun and Qianlan entered a cliff cave.
Chen Xun took out the Scarlet Crow Saber and cut off a piece of earth and stone. He completely sealed the entrance of the cave from within before using the Soul Chasing Seal to probe the surroundings.
The Soul Chasing Seal emitted a faint light from Qing Ying Ying, but it was enough for Qianlan to see everything in the cliff cave.
She saw that Chen Xun was wearing a wolf skin, and the wolf head was hollowed out like a soft beast helmet on Chen Xun’s head.
Apart from that, the wolf skin was stained with blood and the excrement of the green wolf. Qianlan smelled the fishy stench that she wanted to cover her nose, and it was emitted from the wolf skin.
Chen Xun’s hands were still tied to the Azure Wolf’s flesh palms.
Qianlan finally understood why those green wolves would so easily give up their pursuit. Chen Xun’s appearance was like a thin green wolf walking close to the ground.
Chen Xun took off his wolf skin coat and put it aside.
At this moment, Qianlan saw a deep wound on Chen Xun’s left shoulder that was dripping blood. She knew that it was because of her sword attack just now, so she felt extremely uncomfortable. She muttered, “You rushed out of the forest. I really didn’t know it was you.”
“… If I had lied to you, could I have lied to those dozens of wolves?” Chen Xun chuckled. He turned around and saw that the silver silk armor had been cut apart. His iron-like skin and flesh hadn’t completely sealed the remaining momentum of Qianlan’s sword. His left shoulder bone had almost been cut off. He thought to himself that Qianlan was at the end of the mountain. A casual sword strike had such power. Its strength was truly not weak.
Chen Xun took out a medicinal pill from his bosom and replenished Qianlan’s qi and blood.
Qianlan asked Chen Xun to sit over and insist on applying medicine to his left shoulder first. She asked softly, “Where have you been these past two months? Zong Ya said that you might have been cultivating in Feng Yu Ridge. After the attack on the Learning Academy camp, we couldn’t find you in Feng Yu Ridge. We only knew that there were a lot of exotic beasts gathered there. We thought that something was wrong with you …”
“How can I die so easily?” Chen Xun smiled. He hadn’t expected that he would sneak down to cultivate in the Frost Lake. Time had quietly passed for two months, and he hadn’t expected that the situation around Yu Zhu Peak would undergo tremendous changes. He was most concerned about Zong Ya’s safety and asked, “Zong Ya is still with you?”
“En, Zong Ya, Big Brother Gu, Big Brother Tie, Xinmei, and my brother are all here,” Qianlan said with a heavy tone. “It was Ah Qing who was seriously injured in the scuffle and was captured by a fierce bird. He was unable to save him …”
Two months ago, the disciples of the Academy were still about two hundred kilometers away from Jade Pillar Peak to exterminate the Blue Wolf. Whether they were intentionally lured by the Blue Wolf or killed to Jade Pillar Peak, there were countless fierce battles here.
After Ah Qing was severely injured, he was captured by the fierce bird. Naturally, it was extremely unlucky. Chen Xun felt very uncomfortable in his heart.
After a long silence, Chen Xun asked Qianlan, “How did the situation deteriorate to this extent? Could it be that there are no Heaven Origin Realm Elders in the Learning Academy who are with you?”
“When we advanced a hundred miles from Jade Pillar Peak, the 600 disciples from Mystical Frost Sect suffered heavy casualties. The remaining dozens of disciples withdrew from the competition. After the Academy won the superficial competition, the academies sent out most of the experts of the Reincarnation Realm to increase the speed of eliminating the Blue Wolf. At that time, the progress was extremely fast. In three to five days, they advanced to the foot of Jade Pillar Peak. However, no one had expected that the pack of wolves would attack the weakened campsite at this time. We’ve always been near Jade Pillar Peak, but Elder Su Fanglong said that the battle was even more tragic. Apart from the thousands of rogue cultivators fighting against the more than 100 disciples who retreated to the camp to rest, there were also more than 400 guest ministers, deacons, and soldiers from the various mansions who died in the battle. Eight experts above the Reincarnation Realm also died. Martial Ancestor Qingyang and Martial Ancestor Yu Yao have actually been with us all this time. However, it is even more unexpected that the two Martial Ancestors, Qingyang and Yu Yao, were sneakily attacked and fell into the valley with two Grand Elders from Mystical Frost Sect while exploring Jade Pillar Peak. Both of them were seriously injured by the lightning bolts … ”
Chen Xun took a deep breath. He knew that there was something behind the competition between the disciples of the two sects.
Whether it was the Mystical Frost Sect or the Su Clan, hunting the Blue Wolf in the name of the disciple competition should be the secret of the Sword Finger Jade Pillar Peak.
He did not expect that Mystical Frost Sect’s scheme was several times more sinister than the Su Clan’s. He actually used the ferocious beast trapped in the Lonely Cliff Stone Pillar to trap and kill the two Supreme Elders of the Azure Water School.
Regardless of whether it was Mystical Frost Sect or the Su Clan, the loss of any Supreme Elder of the Tian Yuan Realm was an irreparable loss.
If the Su Clan lost two experts of the Heaven Origin Realm at the same time, the losses would be unimaginable.
No wonder the Azure Water College didn’t send any reinforcements.
Two experts of the Heaven Origin Realm were seriously injured. It was impossible for the Su Clan not to want to rescue Su Qingfeng and the rest of the experts of the Reincarnation Realm who were trapped in the Jade Pillar Peak. However, apart from the green wolves and exotic beasts that covered the entire mountain, Mystical Frost Sect’s sniper attacks on the front lines of Python Fang Ridge were even more fatal.
Chen Xun thought to himself. Fortunately, he wasn’t in a hurry to return to Tianma Lake. Otherwise, if he were to be discovered by the experts of the Profound Frost Sect hiding on the northern side of Python Fang Ridge, he would be on the verge of death.
Chen Xun estimated that from the Ancestor down, there were at most three to five Heaven Origin Realm experts in the Azure Water School.
Qing Yangzi and Yu Yaozi were heavily injured in the Heaven Origin Realm and were trapped in the Jade Pillar Peak. Even if the news could be spread back, the Su Clan’s Patriarch would be in charge of Azure Water City. He could not be brought back to his hometown. The amount of reinforcements he could send was very limited.
Most likely, the Profound Frost Sect wished for one or two Heaven Origin Realm experts to fall into their ambush in the Azure Water School.
No wonder Su Lingyin and the others didn’t dare to easily break out of the encirclement. If they were to break out of the encirclement, it wouldn’t just be the exotic beasts that were waiting for them.
Judging from the current situation, there shouldn’t be any possibility for the Profound Frost Sect to collude with the Divine Wolf and the eight exotic beasts. Otherwise, as long as there were one or two experts from the Profound Frost Sect participating in the attack on the Deep Gorge, Su Lingyin and the others would definitely not be able to defend it.
It was very likely that Mystical Frost Sect had dug a big hole for the Azure Water School by taking advantage of the special features of the Jade Pillar Peak and the Green Wolf and the greed of the Su Clan.
Of course, there was a sliver of a possibility that Mystical Frost Sect was using the trapped Su Lingyin and the others as bait to entice the Azure Water School to send reinforcements so that they could be killed halfway.
The ferocious beast hidden in the Lonely Cliff Stone Pillar was far more tyrannical than Chen Xun had imagined. He hadn’t expected that the two Supreme Elders of the Azure Water College, Qing Yangzi and Yu Yaozi, would only be able to escape death after being struck by the lightning bolts.
However, Chen Xun had doubts in his heart. The Su Clan and the Profound Frost Sect had coexisted in this wilderness for a thousand years, so they should be on extremely deep alert against each other. How could they be easily tricked by the Profound Frost Sect?
Chen Xun knitted his brows and asked Qianlan, “Which of Qing Yangzi and Jade Jade Master Ancestor suffered the most serious injuries?”
Qianlan did not know what Chen Xun was asking. She said, “I heard from Master that Jade Jade Ancestor’s cultivation is actually a bit deeper than Azure Yang Ancestor’s. However, over the years, Azure Yang Ancestor cultivated the Jade Wave Soul Armor and fell into the valley. The Jade Wave Soul Armor barely managed to save Ancestor Azure Yang’s life.” When it comes to injuries, Master Ancestor Yu Yao is even more serious. Although her life is safe, both of them have only recovered to the early stage of the Reincarnation Realm … ”
Soul armor was a divine ability that could only be cultivated after advancing to the Heaven Origin Realm. Its defensive power was far beyond the reach of ordinary talismans.
If the soul armor that Qing Yangzi had cultivated for decades had been easily destroyed by the ferocious beasts in the Lonely Cliff Stone Pillar, Chen Xun thought to himself that he would be extremely lucky to have survived that year.
At the same time, the Six-Armed Giant Demon’s drop of golden blood was truly beyond his imagination.
“What, do you suspect that there is something wrong with Master Qingyang?” Qianlan asked doubtfully when she saw Chen Xun sink into deep thought.
Chen Xun smiled and said to Qianlan, “Is there a problem? It’s easy to check. Take off your clothes …”