Chapter 1171: Blood in the Hall
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The forty-nine sparks flew about as quickly as lightning in every direction of the hall and scratched against the walls, and they even intersected with each other. They might seem to be moving with no pattern whatsoever, but also seemed to be obeying some sort of law. It looked incredibly abstruse.
Ye Gucheng and the other elites in the dao of heaven occupied one spot of their own while they observed the sparks, located at different spots. Their eyes sparkled, as if they wanted to see through the walls.
The judgment these elites in the dao of heaven possessed were much better than those in Myth Realm.
Even though the sparks hid away the real condition of the divine weapons, based on the rust that fell off and how the chaotic sounds slowly became one, they could slowly sense that forty-nine fierce forces were gradually getting stronger. The sword will that filled the hall had been endlessly huge previously, but now, it slowly gathered together.
Even though they did not receive any guidance from Thousand-faced Human Fox, these elites in the dao of heaven slowly came to understand that the sword formation was accumulating strength before it was activated.
“Everyone, be careful!”
Ye Gucheng’s gaze turned solemn, and he gave a warning with a grave voice. “The divine weapons create the sword formation, and the sword formation increases the might of the divine weapons, unless we can completely destroy the forty-nine divine weapons, we will be trapped here by the sword formation until the moment we die.”
“Are you certain that we can only break the formation by destroying the forty-nine divine weapons?” The old zither player was the first to have his expression change. He spoke anxiously, “The procedure to successfully create a high-grade divine weapon is incredibly tedious, because you have to practically get rid of all the impurities in the sword. It will be very hard to destroy perfect divine weapons like these. Unless we have ancient divine swords, or else, we will not be able to destroy these divine weapons within a short time.”
“That’s right.” Evil King agreed. “Even if all of us in the dao of heaven attack together, it’s impossible that we can leave a mark on those divine weapons.”
Right after he finished speaking, Bi Xuan turned a cold gaze at them. “I have some understanding regarding divine weapons. No matter how good a divine weapon is, it cannot withstand the corrosion of time. Impurities will slowly gather in it, and in the end, it will be completely corrupted. Even if they were once high-grade divine weapons, now, they are not perfect anymore.”
“Martial Paragon, are you saying…?”
“High-grade divine weapons might be difficult to destroy, but imperfect divine weapons might not be able to cause us this much despair…”
“He’s right.” For the first time, the mysterious man under the fanged mask spoke. His loud voice was filled with power, and he allowed no disagreement. “When divine weapons that do not possess qualities of high-grade divine weapons are forced to move at a speed that surpasses even what high-grade divine weapons can execute so that they can form a formation in a magnetic field from Earth’s core, they will not be as indestructible as you think they are.”
“What do you think, everyone?”
“The desert palace has been activated more than once since ancient times, perhaps someone has already entered this place before us, and the sword formation might have been activated more than once.” Delight appeared on Ye Gucheng’s face.
While the elites in the dao of heaven discussed with each other, the shadow of death that hung over the two hundred Myth Realm elites in the hall instantly became fainter.
Happy was the only one who did not have a positive outlook to their words. His expression was as solemn as before.
All of it was because of one explanation Thousand-faced Human Fox had provided to him regarding the magnetic field from Earth’s core later on.
These divine weapons were high-grade divine weapons which were refined with the magnetic field of Earth’s core fused into them! Since they were in a sword formation filled with the magnetic field from Earth’s core, this meant that they were basically nourished in Earth’s embrace every day. Their quality was definitely maintained at their original standard. These elites in the dao of heaven must have noticed that this formation was threatening them, which was why they decided to work together. They intended to use their subordinates and sacrifice a part of them to find the weakness of the sword formation.
However, Great Sky Force Formation contained extraordinary power. Even the elites in the dao of heaven were not to underestimate it. At this moment, they must give the others confidence, or else, even if they sacrificed everyone, they might not be able to obtain the results they wanted.
Happy believed that Osaya must have received a private message from the other elites in the dao of heaven, but he said nothing about it. Osaya might have promised to protect him, but now that both of them were facing a life and death situation, Happy would definitely not place his life in another person’s hands.
At that moment, one of the flaming snakes in the hall suddenly stopped moving.
The sound that suddenly disappeared instantly made everyone in the hall tense. The crowd looked at each other.
The sword had all the rust covering its body removed, and now, it was a sharp, unsheathed sword that had its sharpness fully revealed. It released a powerful, chilling glare, causing all those who saw it to feel as if it was piercing into their eyes.
“Make your formation!”
The martial paragon gave his order, and a group of Myth Realm elites quickly formed a circular formation. They looked as if they were facing a great enemy.
The old zither and the people beside him also formed their formation.
The other elites in the dao of heaven were alone, aside from Evil King and Empress Yin, who brought their disciples along. However, this meant that these elites had removed a lot of baggage tying them down. They stood where they were indifferently.
The sword formation had finished gathering strength, and it would definitely launch a violent attack next. Happy did not dare to be careless. He quickly focused and spread his spirit sense to its limit. At the same time, he tightened his hold over Heaven Crystal before he slowly closed his eyes.
In an instant, he entered a most profound state, where his heart was as calm as an ancient well.
He did not use his eyes. He just used his spirit sense to sense everything around him.
At the moment the sounds of longswords cutting through air rose in the hall, Happy’s ears twitched faintly.
Bi Xuan shouted loudly, but he did not move in the slightest.
The second, third, fourth…
All forty-nine divine weapons shot out from all directions one after another lock down on the different targets in the hall.
The fastest way to wear down divine weapons was to deliver high-intensity attacks
A middle-aged man who followed Bi Xuan was the first to face the first divine weapon. He relied on his qi realm, which was at the peak of Myth Realm, and readily chose to face it head on.
He chose his timing and angle incredibly carefully. He seized the moment the longsword moved past his body to strike at the blade with his own sword.
A clear and piercing sound rang through the hall. At the same time, he drew the curtains to the fight between the martial artists against Great Sky Force Formation.
The divine weapon had missed its target, and it was struck down by an even faster attack. It spun around and was sent flying back in the direction where it came from.
This person’s success had undoubtedly increased the confidence of the many Myth Realm elites in the area. All of them received a confidence boost, and they took the initiative to face the divine weapons that came flying at them from all directions.
During the first round of attacks, the seven elites in the dao of heaven did not even attack. They managed to block all forty-nine divine weapons.
“The sword formation created by forty-nine high-grade divine weapons is not as hard to handle as it seems!”
Since the number of Myth Realm elites in the hall was several times the number of divine weapons, many of the people did not even have the chance to attack. They instantly felt that the sword formation was all bark but no bite. They could not help but start to feel restless and eager for action.
The seven elites in the dao of heaven were also incredibly surprised. They were shocked by how a grand sword formation made of divine weapons would be unable to deal any damage to them.
However, Happy, Osaya, and Thousand-faced Human Fox did not immediately relax and look down on the sword formation.
Since the three of them had left the group and formed their own mini party to open their own independent battlefield, the swords Great Sky Force Formation sent to attack them was relatively higher.
The three of them had been attacked five times.
Thousand-faced Human Fox had only faced one attack, but Happy and Osaya had blocked the swords twice.
This was the first time he attacked, so Happy did not dare to be careless, but neither did he dare to show too much of his strength before the elites in the dao of heaven. He only parried the divine weapons with Heaven Crystal, just like the others. He did not use any fancy attacks during the process.
He was acting this cautiously because the person in the black armor and the fanged mask had appeared among the elites in the dao of heaven, and he was a mysterious martial artist who caused Happy to feel a great degree of unease.
This person was just too terrifying. Even Martial Paragon Bi Xuan was showing signs of being suppressed by his strength. Because of it, there was simply no way that Happy would not be shocked.
The other reason was simple.
Among the one hundred elites in the area, only Happy was a player.
Naturally, he could not be as calm as the other people.
No matter what, this quest was set for players for the system. The player was the real person who activated Great Sky Force Formation, and the formation would naturally pay a lot of attention to him. If he became numb to the formation, was careless, or thought nothing of it, he would definitely die in the quest in the forbidden land.
Hence, at the moment Great Sky Force Formation was activated, Happy was prepared to have his identity exposed at any moment. He was even prepared to activate his true origin aura.
Hiding his identity was already of little importance.
Even if he was recognized by Evil King, Empress Yin, and the other elites after he activated his true origin aura, it was insignificant compared to the treasures in the desert palace.
In comparison, Osaya was the only elite among those in the dao of heaven who attacked, and her attacks were pleasant to the eye.
“What’s special about Great Sky Force Formation is that it will become stronger the longer it fights, and its damage would also increase. Its attack patterns would also increase, so we must absolutely not be careless.” When he said this, Thousand-faced Human Fox used the corner of his eye to look at the other people in the hall. He let out a contemptuous snort. “Those idiots are already letting down their guard now. They’ll be in a lot of trouble later on.”
“Enough talking! They’re here!”
Happy still had his eyes shut. He noticed the movements in the air, which were reflected back to his spirit sense, so he quickly whispered a warning to Thousand-faced Human Fox.
Thousand-faced Human Fox instantly shut up and said nothing.
This time, the divine weapons’ first target was Happy and his group.
When the divine weapons shot at them from a spot high in the air, Happy instantly noticed the attack trajectory of the divine weapons, along with their target.
It was Thousand-faced Human Fox.
Without hesitation, he took a diagonal step over and took over Thousand-faced Human Fox’s place to be its target.
The divine weapon traveled at an astonishing speed. Only a moment had passed from the moment it entered their fields of vision to the moment it arrived in front of Happy.
Based on what Thousand-faced Human Fox said, the second round of attacks should be stronger than the first, and it should not be that easy to deal with them. Happy did not dare to be careless. He tentatively tested the attacks.
A fierce sword force shot out, accompanied by the sword momentum that drew out an arc in the air at lightning speed. It went to strike at the fierce light from the divine weapon.
Once he delivered the attack, Happy noticed that the situation was not right.
After he delivered his attack, the aura in the air high up in the hall changed, and the fierce light suddenly turned into a spinning sword glare.
This was similar to how a longsword which was flying over would suddenly change its direction and start spinning in the air.
Even though it had only froze for a moment, the sword force still moved past it. Then, with the speed it used to travel just one moment, it turned into a sword glare that sped past Happy’s body.
“Master, be careful!”
Thousand-faced Human Fox and Osaya noticed the abnormality at the same time, but it was already too late for them to do anything!