Chapter 815 – Imperial Genius Rankings, 9th Place
Two days later, near a waterfall above a bay, two youths sat in front of the waterfall and cultivated quietly. They both had purple hair, which was blowing in the wind.
“Crystal Core of a King…. Water Mother Essence….” Two treasures appeared in Zhao Feng’s left and right hand respectively.
The Water orb had faded in color by 40-50%, but the Crystal Core of the King still had the majority of its light remaining.
“After I completely use the Water Mother Essence, I might be able to break through to the Great Origin Core Realm,” Zhao Feng murmured.
In reality, the strength of his True Yuan had already reached that level. All that differed was the quantity. As of right now, the strength of his True Yuan was actually even slightly stronger than normal Great Origin Core Realms. Combined with his powerful Intent, his battle-power was very high, he just couldn’t fight for very long.
Half a day later:
Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng opened their eyes almost at the exact same time. Nan Gongsheng’s nose ring twitched slightly and Zhao Feng’s left eye squinted into the distance.
“Those people… still haven’t given up?”
Zhao Feng’s expression was grim and Nan Gongsheng’s expression was also ugly.
For the moment, the pursuers hadn’t found their location yet, but Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng could already sense them.
“Should we go over there and slay a few of them in order to teach them a lesson?” Nan Gongsheng’s face went cold as the purple-and-blood-colored crescent moon on his forehead twinkled.
Zhao Feng shook his head; “Those people have already witnessed our strength and yet still dare to chase after us. This means that they definitely have something to rely on.” Zhao Feng was more cool-headed.
Earlier, they managed to defeat Jiu Wuji because he underestimated them, but no matter what anyone said, they were just two people. Unless they had battle-power comparable to Zhao Yufei, who could defeat Jiu Wuji and all the other Kings by herself, they wouldn’t be able to do anything against their entire group
“Retreat!” Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng merged into the depths of the bay.
“Zhao Feng, when can we start to kill everyone?” Nan Gongsheng couldn’t help but ask.
Although the Evil God Crystal had allowed him to become stronger rapidly, it affected his mind.
“When my Sacred Lightning Body reaches the 5th level and I recover 50% of my Emperor Intent…. At that moment in time, these pursuers will just be a group of ants.” A light flashed through Zhao Feng’s eyes.
The main reason he had entered the Divine Illusion Dimension was for resources. Fighting against these other forces right now wasn’t a good choice.
“Emperor Intent…?” Nan Gongsheng’s heart shook. He could imagine that, when Zhao Feng’s Emperor Intent recovered by 50%, the legend of the Left Eyed Heavenly Emperor would reappear.
Of course, the recovery of his Intent was based on his soul-strength. Zhao Feng urgently needed Soul Dao resources, and normal Soul Dao items weren’t of much use to him.
The silver-purple light that enclosed them followed the aura of the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon.
“The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s remnant aura is becoming stronger. After this dragon broke through its seal… it seems to have a clear goal.” Zhao Feng smiled faintly.
At this instant, Nan Gongsheng could also track the serpent dragon by using his nose ring.
They met a lot of strong beasts on the way, including King beasts. Sometimes, Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng didn’t want to cause trouble, so they actually needed to go around them.
Some beasts had unique abilities, and some appeared in hordes. Even a giant group wouldn’t want to face them, let alone a duo.
At a certain moment in time, Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng flew to an area where there were a bunch of mounds.
“Wait!” Nan Gongsheng’s expression changed as he smelled something, and Zhao Feng’s God’s Spiritual Eye started to inspect the hard mound below.
A strong surge of gravity appeared, and their blood boiled. Even the Domain-level King Nan Gongsheng felt heavy. Normal Great Origin Core Realms would have instantly fallen to the ground and shatter into pieces.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The mound started to shake, and a large mound monster appeared. Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng were like children in front of the mound monster.
If it weren’t for the fact that Zhao Feng’s Golden Kun Sacred Lightning Body was close to the peak fourth level, the pressure alone would have been able to make him cough out blood.
The mound monster roared, and hatred appeared in its eyes as it waved a large stone pole toward Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng.
“Dodge!” Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng retreated quickly in a flash of silver and purple, but the mound monster seemed to have a gravity domain, which slowed them down as if they were in mud. Even Nan Gongsheng’s spatial domain was restricted to a certain degree.
The mound monster waved the stone pole and slammed it into the ground, creating a deep chasm.
“Sacred Body Physical Force!” Zhao Feng glittered with silver and blue as a dominating power and a bright red flame surged from his fist toward the mound monster.
A silver-purple spatial blade formed in Nan Gongsheng’s palm, which slashed toward the mound monster.
Zhao Feng’s bloodline and physical combination attack seemed like it landed on a metal wall. The mound monster didn’t move at all; only a small scorch mark was left behind.
Bam! Bam! Bam!
Nan Gongsheng’s attack only cut off a layer of stone.
The terrifying defense of the mound monster made them take in a cold breath.
“So, it’s a Mound King.”
A pair of lightning wings extended across Zhao Feng’s back as his green shoes shot out a beam of fire.
Zhao Feng instantly flew out of the range of the Mound King’s gravity domain.
The place where Zhao Feng was just standing was destroyed by a large stone pole. Even Kings would have been crushed into meat paste.
At the same time, Nan Gongsheng used a spatial technique to escape.
Normal Kings would’ve been killed, but luckily, they both had unique abilities.
“The Mound King’s defense is almost unparalleled against those at the same rank….”
Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng met up again in the sky.
Back in the day, Zhao Feng met a similar mound monster in the Floating Crest Palace, but its bloodline and strength were much weaker – only at the Origin Core Realm. However, for the Zhao Feng at that time, the Origin Core Realm mound monster was unbeatable.
The mound monster on the ground was filled with hatred, and the duo was surprised. Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng soon discovered a pile of mound monster corpses. Many of the corpses were even bigger than the one they were fighting.
“There’s five Mound King bodies here, and they all died at the same time…!” Nan Gongsheng’s expression changed dramatically. He and Zhao Feng would need to pay a heavy price to kill just one Mound King.
“From the looks of it, one person did all that,” Zhao Feng analyzed after inspecting it with his God’s Spiritual Eye.
This analysis shook Nan Gongsheng’s heart. One person had easily finished off five Mound Kings? What kind of level had that person reached?
“The attacker’s battle-power is comparable to an Emperor at the least.” Zhao Feng went one step further with his analysis.
He then found a pair of human footprints nearby and guessed that the person was most likely from the outside world.
“Could that person have the same goal as us?” Nan Gongsheng’s expression was solemn.
They kept progressing forward, and Nan Gongsheng smelt that the Mound King killer was also following the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon.
However, that was to be expected. Someone whose battle-power was comparable to an Emperor was obviously very courageous and skilled.
They continued forward without giving up on chasing the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon.
Right at this moment:
A bright Lightning sword-light shot out from the other side of the mounds.
“Hmm?” Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng felt an aura that was even stronger than Jiu Wuji’s. The cultivation of this person was close to the Peak-tier King level.
“You people, quickly leave…!” A handsome male in purple-and-green battle robes appeared from within the lightning. He held a green Lightning sword, and the aura from it wasn’t weaker than Nan Gongsheng’s Qiankun Sword.
Zhao Feng felt that the appearance of this man was familiar.
The purple-and-green-robed male tripped in the air, and blood was leaking from his mouth.
“Leave? Why?” Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng both had weird expressions; this person’s aura and weapon made them wary.
An invisible surge of gravity crushed the injured male.
“Mound King?” The purple-and-green-robed male’s expression changed slightly. As he was warning Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng, the Mound King below ambushed him.
“Sky Lightning Nine Tribulation Slash!” The male in purple-and-green battle robes slashed out with his green Lightning sword, creating an arc of lightning that lit up the dim sky.
The Mound King was sliced in two and burnt.
“What strength!” Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng looked at each other in shock. Which force was this purple-and-green-robed male from that he had such strong battle-power?
“The nonhuman genius from the Dark Moon Lord Dynasty who’s ranked 9th on the Imperial Genius rankings is nearby. You two should quickly run away so you’re not dragged into this.”
The purple-and-green-robed male wiped the blood off his mouth, then turned into an arc of lightning that sped through the air.
9th on the Imperial Genius rankings… Wei Jing? Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng were sure that the purple-and-green-robed male was being chased, and the direction he was heading in was the opposite direction of where the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon was heading.
Right at this instant, blue rain started to fall from the sky as lightning snaked through the sky.
“Hahaha… Ninth Prince, let’s see where you can run to!” A tall nonhuman male with blue scales could be seen in the rain.
“Arghhh!” Screams sounded from all the imperials that were still within range of the rain. Some elites started to freeze under the rain and then erode into a puddle of cold liquid.