Chapter 834 – Mark of Destruction
The terrifying aura of the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon suppressed the entire area, and a faint black whirlwind surrounded all the elites present.
In the air, the five-hundred-yard-long Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s scaled body moved in circles in the air above everyone’s heads and gave off a soul-shaking roar. Everyone was dead-silent, and cold sweat appeared on all the geniuses’ foreheads as they revealed looks of despair and fear. Most of the people had fallen to the ground and started shaking. They didn’t even have the ability to fight back in front of the Destruction Serpent Dragon’s aura.
“Zhao Feng…” Nan Gongsheng’s scalp tingled, and he looked at Zhao Feng next to him as he stood in this abyss of despair.
Despite everything though, Zhao Feng didn’t panic; his eyes revealed his calm.
They had both witnessed the appearance of the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon when it broke the seal, so they already knew how terrifying it was.
“So, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon already sensed some of the people following it earlier, but in its eyes, all the humans that have entered the Divine Illusion Dimension were just ants and could be ignored….”
Zhao Feng first tried to understand everything.
The humans that had entered from the outside world underestimated the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s intelligence and thought that it just created pure destruction wherever it went.
Many of the elites revealed regretful expressions. Just a moment earlier, some people were even mocking the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon for its stupidity.
“Brother Feng, are we going to die?” Zhao Yufei revealed a look of unwillingness and despair as her gaze also landed on Zhao Feng. If she was to die, she would rather die with the one she loved.
“To us, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon is undefeatable, and it’s faster than all of us as well.”
Zhao Feng remained calm.
Resistance meant death, and trying to run meant death as well. The opponent was unparalleled, and even peak Emperors might not be able to block the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s dragon breath. The Wolf Emperor that died earlier was an example.
However, Zhao Feng soon felt that something was wrong. If the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon had unparalleled battle-power and supreme intelligence, why didn’t it just kill them immediately? All of the humans in front of the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon were just ants to it. A mere sneeze could kill an entire group of people. If it wanted to kill them, they would already be dead.
Then… there’s only one answer. A light flashed through Zhao Feng’s eyes as he let out a breath for now.
At least for the short term, Zhao Feng didn’t need to worry about his safety, and he gave Zhao Yufei and Nan Gongsheng a look that meant “relax.” With Zhao Feng’s look, Zhao Yufei’s and nan Gongsheng’s fear and despair became a bit weaker.
“Lord Black Destruction Serpent Dragon, may I ask… what use are we to you?” Senior Martial Brother Zhuge took a deep breath as he glanced at the tall black-scaled figure above.
A small number of people understood why the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon didn’t kill them immediately and that it only killed those who tried to run. There was only one answer – they were useful to the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon somehow.
“Very good, I need smart people like you.” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon smiled as praise appeared in its eyes.
Hearing that, everyone below bowed down and said that they were willing to help.
“Humans, as you can see, my body is extremely big, and there is a Yuan Sealing Divine Chain binding me, which makes it difficult for me to enter the Xie Yang God Palace.”
The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s cold gaze scanned over the area.
“You mean…?” Senior Martial Brother Zhuge asked. Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng revealed thoughtful expressions.
The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon was just too big. Under normal situations, it would be able to use a secret technique to become smaller or even transform into a human. However, the Yuan Sealing Divine Chain was limiting its abilities.
“I will send you all safely into Xie Yang Palace, but you humans need to help me find the keys to the Yuan Sealing Divine Chain or destroy the central array of Xie Yang Palace.” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s deep voice resounded across the entire area, and all of the elites present felt as if life had come back to them; they were filled with joy.
As they thought, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon needed them to do something for them.
“With the help of the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon, we’ll be able to get the treasures within Xie Yang Palace much easier.”
Some of the older elites revealed a joyful look. The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon might know some things about Xie Yang Palace, and the geniuses were now able to get its help.
“You have a time limit of one month. I will be able to enter Xie Yang Palace after a month, and if you haven’t done what I asked… I will kill everyone.” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s voice was cold, and a bone-chilling killing Intent made everyone’s feet feel cold.
“Lord Black Destruction Serpent Dragon, please don’t worry; we will do our best.”
The elites below all nodded their heads and let out a breath. No matter what, they had won a month’s time to breathe. A month’s time may be enough for some unexpected changes to happen.
“I will leave a Mark of Destruction on all of you.” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon gave a cunning smile.
Mark of Destruction? Everyone’s heart shook. They could tell that it wasn’t something good.
“Go.” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon waved its claws and created about two hundred beams of scarlet-black light and sent them toward the elites.
No one present dared to dodge it.
Sou! Sou! Sou!
These scarlet-black beams merged into their bodies.
One of them merged into Zhao Feng’s body as well.
“Hmm?” Zhao Feng felt a unique aura of Destruction travel throughout his flesh and across his body. It even eroded his soul.
“This is a bloodline marking of the Destruction Dragon Race. Even though it’s just a simplified version, anyone weaker than a Demigod will find it hard to get rid of it, and it can stay in the target’s body for a hundred years….” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon acted as if it had victory in its grasp.
A hundred years. Everyone’s heart trembled. Didn’t that mean that, even if they managed to escape, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon would chase after them for a hundred years if they didn’t do what it wanted? Furthermore, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s sense for this marking was extremely unique since it was a bloodline power.
This aura is extremely unique; it contains a pure and original aura of Destruction that is extremely difficult to get rid of…. Zhao Feng inspected it.
With this mark, even if they were extremely far away, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon would probably be able to sense them. This meant that, even if someone had the ability to stealthily escape from Xie Yang Palace, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon would be able to easily sense them and then kill them.
Everyone’s heart was heavy. When the Mark of Destruction fully merged into their bodies, a thin black line appeared on everyone’s body and face.
Amongst them, Zhao Yufei revealed a painful expression. The Spiritual Race bloodline within her body started to clash with the other bloodline.
“Hmm? Spiritual Race bloodline?” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon revealed a weird expression and waved its claws, sending arcs of scarlet-black lightning into Zhao Yufei’s body. The Mark of Destruction within Zhao Yufei’s body was strengthened by several times, reaching a level where her Spiritual Race bloodline could do nothing to fight back.
“Very good, your potential exceeded my estimates. I hope you can finish the mission quickly.”
The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon gave a cold smile. The stronger and more intelligent these humans were, the faster they could finish the task.
“Start!” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s tail smashed toward the God’s Forbidden Array around Xie Yang Palace.
Each of the purple-and-blood-colored beams could slay Kings and severely injure Emperors. However, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon was able to block this power, and it used its dragon claws to rip open a gap dozens of yards long and half a yard wide.
“Go in!” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s cold voice sounded, and everyone recovered from the shock of witnessing the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s strength firsthand.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Most of the elites present flew into the gap.
The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon could maintain a gap that everyone could enter. Compared to before, this was much less risky. If one missed the timing with the earlier gaps, they could be instantly killed by the God’s Forbidden Array.
The elites of the Great Gan Lord Dynasty soon entered the God’s Forbidden Array and into Xie Yang Palace.
Even after entering Xie Yang Palace, everyone could feel the terrifying aura from the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon. It caused their bodies and bloodlines to feel pressured.
“This is a rough map of the palace.” The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon used its other claw and drew in the air. The outline of Xie Yang Palace appeared above their heads. However, this was just a rough outline from the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s memories, so it was quite simple. Most of the people present were either a half-step King or a King, so they easily remembered it.
“Senior Martial Brother Zhuge, are you okay…?” Within the palace, Xuanyuan Wen let out a breath as he met up with the others from Sky Suspension Palace.
Of the people present, only the people that Xuanyuan Wen and the Ninth Prince led into the palace earlier didn’t have the Mark of Destruction on them, but that didn’t really matter when the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon was still guarding right outside.
After walking some distance:
“Everyone, are we really going to help find the key to the Yuan Sealing Divine Chain for the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon?”
“Even if we complete the task, will the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon let us live?”
The leaders gathered together and started to discuss.
At the same time, mockery appeared in the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s eyes as it floated in the air outside Xie Yang Palace.
Right at this moment:
“The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon can probably still hear us at this distance,” an emotionless voice sounded from the group.
Hearing that, everyone looked toward the speaker, and their gaze landed on a purple-haired youth – Zhao Feng of the Purple-Haired Demonic Duo.
“What!?” the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon, who was still listening outside Xie Yang Palace, exclaimed, but it wasn’t able to see what was happening inside, so it didn’t know who was speaking.
“Therefore, any communication and planning we make will be known, including our Spiritual Sense and Divine Sense,” the emotionless voice sounded once more, and the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon’s expression changed slightly. The owner of this voice was definitely not simple.
“Looks like I missed someone. There was an expert hiding among those people,” the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon murmured.
Within Xie Yang Palace:
Xin Wuheng and Senior Martial Brother Zhuge closed their eyes for a while to sense around and nodded their heads.
Learning that truth, everyone was stunned. Didn’t that mean that the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon would hear any plan they made? If all of their words were heard by the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon, how would they manage to escape?
“Zhao Feng, do you have any way to get rid of this Mark of Destruction?” Nan Gongsheng couldn’t help but ask him in private since he saw Zhao Feng acting so confidently.
The Black Destruction Serpent Dragon sensed that message as well and started to listen carefully.