Chapter 1022: Revisiting Familiar Grounds
The entire Intentionless City was silent. As the Green Ancient Mystery Dimension’s largest city, it was eerily desolate.
“Could it be that we were too late?” Pei Fengwu’s expression changed slightly. Not long ago, the Huatian Palace’s Elder Ku Ji had come to the Green Ancient Mystery Dimension. Who would have thought that something like this would happen in such a short time since then?
Mo Wen was expressionless. Suddenly, a terrifying deified soul burst out as though it was plowing a field. In an instant, it covered the entire Intentionless City.
When such a terrifying deified soul swept over, it unsurprisingly alarmed everyone in Intentionless City. Some ordinary denizens trembled beneath the deified soul, as though they were facing a heavenly might.
“What is going on? Such a frightening deified soul.”
“How terrifying. Could it be that the elders of the sect have arrived?”
“Even Elder Shao’s deified soul is not as terrifying. Who exactly has come?”
The entire Intentionless City instantly burst into activity. A few silhouettes flew out from the inner city and looked up into the sky in horror.
Mo Wen noticed at a glance that these people were not members of the Ming Palace. In fact, they flew out of the inner city. Obviously, Intentionless City had fallen into an enemy’s occupation.
A look of concern flashed past in his eyes. He was not concerned about the sect. For him, whether it existed did not matter; he had only established the Ming Palace to fulfill his promise from before. It was just that there were a few people in the sect that made him worry. Based on what Ku Ji said, by right, Gu Jingman should also be in the Green Ancient Mystery Dimension. Could it be that, even with Gu Jingman’s ability, they could not hold back the stowaways from the Peng Lai Immortal Realm?
“Let us capture someone to figure out the situation.” Pei Fengwu looked at the city below as she raised her eyebrows. There were dozens of Infinite Powerhouses in this city. Even she was far from being a match for them. It was impossible for a mere Green Ancient Mystery Dimension to have so many Infinite Powerhouses. They must have belonged to the stowaways from the Peng Lai Immortal Realm.
Mo Wen extended his hand and pressed it downwards in the air. Immediately, a terrifying power swept over the entire city. Many ancient martial art practitioners continuously flew up into the sky.
There were more than a hundred of them. Also, their cultivations were not low.
Without a doubt, all of them were stowaways from the Peng Lai Immortal Realm. When Mo Wen’s deified soul swept over the entire city, even an ant could not hide from him. It was naturally impossible for them to hide from Mo Wen’s detection. It was rather easy for these ordinary ancient martial art practitioners to come out from the Peng Lai Immortal Realm. For cultivators above the Primordial Soul Realm, it was far more difficult.
“Who are you? What are all of you doing?”
“We are members of the Petrification Cult. Elder Shao Tianqi is in this mystery dimension. If you dare harm us, Elder Shao will not spare you.”
“Mo Wen! He is Mo Wen. I have seen his portrait before. Good heavens! Elder Shao has been searching for him everywhere and he appears in Intentionless City instead.”
After knowing that this youth was not a friend but a foe, the ancient martial art practitioners of the Petrification Cult panicked. After one of them shouted that the youth was Mo Wen, all of them were scared pale. They knew they were in deep trouble.
“I am asking you: what is the situation of the Ming Palace?” Mo Wen asked with a chill in his voice as he effortlessly grabbed one person to his side.
The person was a middle-aged man. He wore the sect uniform of the Petrification Cult. His expression was one of terror. His lips kept stuttering as he said, “I… I don’t know…”
“Is that so?” Mo Wen glanced indifferently at the person. The next moment, the body of the middle-aged man abruptly exploded, sending blood and flesh flying everywhere.
When the disciples of the Petrification Cult saw what had happened, all of them trembled and were horrified. Their eyes were full of despair.
“Why don’t you tell me?” Mo Wen said indifferently as he grabbed another person over.
“I don’t know. I truly don’t know… When we arrived, the Ming Palace had retreated. Don’t kill me…” The person kept shaking his head as he looked at Mo Wen in terror.
“Retreated?” Mo Wen narrowed his eyes slightly. The weight in his heart suddenly lightened. It seemed that the Ming Palace had not been eradicated.
“Elder Shao brought some people to investigate the Green Ancient Mystery Dimension. He then sent back word that the members of the Ming Palace were most likely hiding in the Tan Zi Beast Lair.”
“The Tan Zi Beast Lair!”
Mo Wen suddenly recalled the Tan Zi Beast Lair. There were many secrets hidden in it. Those who went through the Fighting Spirit Tower incident knew about its secrets. Moreover, the Beast Lair was not only mysterious but also a natural protective barrier. Hiding in the Tan Zi Beast Lair was definitely much safer.
The Ming Palace had intelligent people among them. They knew how to seize the opportunity and did not remain locked up in Intentionless City.
After asking a few more questions, Mo Wen waved his hand. A cold wind blew past. The hundred over Petrification Cult members became ice sculptures and fell into the city.
Shao Tianqi! That old thing actually managed to make his way out here without anyone noticing. The Huatian Palace surprisingly did not get any wind of this. As expected, he was not easy to deal with.
Mo Wen squinted. Based on what the members of the Petrification Cult told him, he concluded that Shao Tianqi and a few Primordial Soul Realm cultivators had come to the Green Ancient Mystery Dimension a few days ago. However, they had missed the mark and had not managed to locate the members of the Ming Palace immediately.
“Shao Tianqi. How did that old fellow come here?” Upon hearing that, Pei Fengwu’s expression changed slightly. Whose passageway had they used to arrive at the main space without going through the Huatian Palace?
In the entire Peng Lai Immortal Realm, aside from the Huatian Palace and a few heretic forces, only two of the most ancient sects controlled passageways to the outside world. The two sects had millions of years of history. Even the Huatian Palace did not dare to underestimate them. However, Pei Fengwu knew that it was impossible for these ancient sects to have helped sneak the members of the Petrification Cult to the outside world. For sects that had such a long history, there were things that they would not do. At least on matters of principle, they would be on the same page as the Huatian Palace.
Moreover, although the treasures of the Divine Illusionary Realm cultivator, Zhang Poxiao, were very attractive to other large sects, the two ancient sects were not at all interested in them. It was impossible for them to offend the Huatian Palace because of these stowaways.
The heretic forces! Pei Fengwu instantly believed that that was the most likely possibility. Only the heretic forces would aid the Petrification Cult in such matters. Once one was found colluding with the heretic forces, the punishment was death. The members of the Petrification Cult were too brazen.
“To the Tan Zi Beast Lair. I hope we can make it in time.”
Mo Wen grabbed hold of Pei Fengwu with one hand as he waved his other hand. Blue starlight immediately flew out and transformed into two beautiful wings that floated behind his back. The next moment, his entire being became a beam of blue light and promptly disappeared into the horizon.
Less than fifteen minutes later, Mo Wen appeared at the entrance of the Tan Zi Beast Lair. It seemed as though a blue light flashed on the horizon and so, two people appeared before the entrance of the cave.
As Pei Fengwu looked at the surroundings, she drew in a cold breath. She had visited the Tan Zi Beast Lair once. She knew how far Intentionless City was from this place. To think that Mo Wen arrived here in less than fifteen minutes. He was several times faster than he was previously.
“This is the illusionary spirit divine wings replica. They are a pair of wings that are adept at flying in the air.” Mo Wen explained with a smile when he saw Pei Fengwu curiously gazing at the wings behind him.
By combining the illusionary spirit divine wings with the illusionary spirit release technique, Mo Wen’s speed was almost comparable to a Supreme Profundity Realm cultivator. Ever since he emerged from the Path of Creation, although his combat ability might not be powerful enough, his ability to keep himself alive was most likely enough for an ordinary Supreme Profundity Realm cultivator to have difficulty handling him.
Since it was their second visit to the Tan Zi Beast Lair, Mo Wen and Pei Fengwu were unsurprisingly very familiar with the route leading into it. The first few levels were not a challenge for them at all.
However, when they entered the fifth level, they encountered someone.
The environment in the fifth level of the Beast Lair was very cold. When Mo Wen first came here, he had to withstand the intense cold and the resulting pain. However, right now, the cold in the fifth level had no effect on Mo Wen and even Pei Fengwu.
A blue flowing light disappeared and two silhouettes revealed themselves. It was Mo Wen and Pei Fengwu.
“There is someone sitting over there. His cultivation is not to be underestimated. He is very strange.”
The underground abyss was at the corner of Pei Fengwu’s eye. Mo Wen had entered the abyss in his previous visit to the Beast Lair. The Star Emperor’s inheritance was hidden in a separate dimension at the bottom of the abyss. Right now, at the edge of the underground abyss, a black-robed elder was sitting cross-legged. He seemed to be fixedly staring down into the abyss.
“Could it be that the two of you did not see the stone tablet at the entrance of the cave?”
A sinister voice suddenly sounded. The elder slowly turned and looked at Mo Wen and Pei Fengwu.
“Were you the one who left the stone tablet that said all trespassers would perish?” Mo Wen asked calmly.
When they arrived, there was indeed a stone tablet at the entrance that said all trespassers would perish. Since they had been in a hurry, they had not paid any attention to it.
“Since you have seen it, then you must die.”
The black-robed elder laughed sinisterly and said no more. He promptly sent a palm strike flying outwards. His terrifying Protective Qi became a huge palm that furiously struck out at Mo Wen and Pei Fengwu. His palm strike in thin air was full of murderous intent.
Pei Fengwu’s expression changed drastically. Although the palm strike was sent out by the black-robed elder over a distance, its pressure was strong and even made it difficult for her to move. The palm formed from the Protective Qi that gathered was like a heavy mountain that was rapidly crashing down on them.
“A Primordial Soul Realm cultivator. At the minimum, he is at the later stage of the Primordial Soul Realm.” Pei Fengwu exclaimed in astonishment.
The black-robed elder’s level of cultivation was — at least — at the later stage of the Primordial Soul Realm. It was impossible for ordinary Primordial Soul Realm cultivators to be so powerful.
She had never imagined that they would encounter such a terrifying person after recently entering the Tan Zi Beast Lair. Mo Wen was also at the Primordial Soul Realm, but she was not certain that he could stand against this elder. Even though they were both at the Primordial Soul Realm, the difference between their levels of cultivation was miles apart — Mo Wen had just broken through to the Primordial Soul Realm.
“The little bugs of the Petrification Cult dare to act so presumptuously.” Mo Wen smiled.
From the patterns of the black-robed elder’s clothes, Mo Wen knew that he was a member of the Petrification Cult. As he looked at the huge Protective Qi palm that came crashing towards him, Mo Wen did not move at all. He merely softly snorted and the surrounding air immediately trembled frantically. The huge Protective Qi palm that was rampaging over slowly dissipated into thin air. The palm was as feeble as smoke.
The black-robed elder drew in a breath of cold air furiously. The expression of the domineering black-robed elder changed drastically as he looked at Mo Wen in astonishment, as though he had seen a ghost.
“How is it possible?”
He initially thought that their levels of cultivation were not very high. Moreover, it was impossible for anyone in a barren place like the main space to be able to pose a threat to him. Hence, he had a domineering and condescending demeanor.
However, even in his dreams, he could not imagine that a youth with a cultivation level that could threaten him would suddenly appear in a tiny mystery dimension like the Green Ancient Mystery Dimension.