Chapter 1279: Stealing the Array
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Mu Chen’s calming voice slowly passed through Heaven and Earth, then lingered above the Spiritual Jade Island. Lion King Gu furrowed his brow when he heard Mu Chen’s arrogant tone.
He lifted his head and looked at the slender figure who was standing on the wave. Then, with a faint smile, he asked, “How dare a mere Upper Earthly Sovereign speak to me in such a way? How arrogant!”
A boom was as he spoke his last word, and a visible daunting sonic wave swept toward Mu Chen. The sonic wave was extremely tyrannical, and any ordinary Upper Earthly Sovereign would be badly mutilated if they came into contact with it.
However, Mu Chen, who had once dominated the Battlefield of the Upper Earthly Sovereigns in the Western Kingdom Continent with his strength of a Lower Earthly Sovereign, was no ordinary existence!
Hence, when he saw the sonic wave sweeping towards him, Mu Chen took a step forward firmly and opened his mouth. As he did so, a roar that sounded like the cry of the Dragon and the Phoenix bellowed out from his mouth.
The rolling soundwaves, accompanied with a majestic aura of the real dragon and real phoenix swept out. The soundwave then bombarded the sonic wave that came from Lion King Gu. A shockingly thunderous rumble could be heard in Heaven and Earth.
The ocean current that was under Mu Chen and Luo Li burst into action at this time. Its downpour came suddenly, then formed into a massive rain screen that shrouded the entire Spiritual Jade Island.
Seeing that his sonic wave was stopped easily by Mu Chen, Lion King Gu slightly narrowed his eyes. He was thinking that an Upper Earthly Sovereign could never do that even, if it were just a sonic wave attack. Yet, Mu Chen had done it!
“Hmph, you indeed have some skills. It is no wonder that you can be so arrogant as to dare to come to my Spiritual Jade Island to get your people.” Lion King Gu sneered.
“But, no matter how skillful you are, you are still just an Upper Earthly Sovereign.” Evil Fish Liang grinned widely.
He then stared at Mu Chen with a pair of cold eyes and said, “Heh, is he the perpetrator? Although he seems to have some talents, he is still far from the Little Lord. Old Gu, I think you are being too cautious…”
Lion King Gu and he belonged to the same faction in the Ancient Budur Clan. Hence, he was also one of the supporters of the Little Lord, who was gaining favor in the clan. Previously, when he had received news that this perpetrator could be the downfall of the Little Lord, he came from far away just to get rid of him.
Lion King Gu smiled faintly when he heard this. “No matter what, he could have cultivated the Holy Pagoda. Just this point alone is sufficient for us to stop him from improving and getting stronger. Otherwise, there will be unforeseen complications in the future.”
Even though no one could surpass his Little Lord in his point of view, the cautious Lion King Gu did not like to take any chances. As such, it would be best to eliminate him while there was still a chance to do so.
Evil Fish Liang pouted, but he did not object to this idea because Lion King Gu’s concern was valid. Thus, they did their bests to support the Little Lord in becoming the next clan leader.
After all, if they took a wrong stand, they might be subjected to oppression. Hence, they had to clear some of the obstacles for their Little Lord!
“If that is the case, we cannot let this lad escape today.” Evil Fish Liang paused, then said, “Although the Great Elder had mentioned that it would be best to capture him alive, if we meet the perpetrator, I guess that the Great Elder will understand if we hurt him severely during the process of capturing him.”
Lion King Gu nodded. Here stood three Complete Earthly Sovereigns today. Even if Mu Chen had remarkable ability, he could never escape from all three of them.
Long Xiang darted back at this time and stood beside Mu Chen and Luo Li. His face was grave as he said, “Be careful. The Lion King Gu has invited another two Complete Earthly Sovereigns. Now, there are three Complete Earthly Sovereigns!”
Even Long Xiang would be afraid when confronting three Complete Earthly Sovereigns. Given his skill, he might be able to hold his own for a short while with a Complete Earthly Sovereign.
However, it would be hard to actually win against one, let alone three men! Such a feat was way beyond his expectation.
But, compared to the uneasiness of Long Xiang, Mu Chen was rather peaceful, as he had expected right from the start that there would be more than one Complete Earthly Sovereign in the Spiritual Jade Island.
“Perpetrator Mu Chen, you have nowhere to run. Surrender now, and I can let the rest of your group go.” At this time, Lion King Gu spoke.
“Oh? Do you want to try?” Mu Chen gave him a cheeky smile, yet there was no warmness in his pitch-black eyes.
Despite the fact that there were three Complete Earthly Sovereigns in front of him, he had his ways of countering them. Mu Chen’s fearlessness slightly stunned the trio of Sovereigns.
After all, they were all veterans, who had cultivated for many years. Given their vigilance and experience, they could tell that Mu Chen was not putting up a false front, but did indeed have some winning cards up his sleeve. However, they really could not imagine how daunting those winning cards were.
“You are such a stubborn lad. I will make sure that you lose all hope!” Lion King Gu’s eyes flickered as he gave him a ghastly smile.
Then, with a swung of his robe, uncountable beams of spiritual light charged into the sky, coming from the Spiritual Jade Island. These beams of spiritual light entwined with each other, and in the blink of an eye, an enormous spiritual array was formed. The spiritual array possessed a daunting aura, which exuded from it gradually.
“This is the Cosmic Descent Star Array! Can you even circulate such a huge array?” Long Xiang watched in amazement as the enormous spiritual array filled the skies that were over the entire Spiritual Jade Island.
Mu Chen stared at the enormous spiritual array with a frown. He then let out a low groan because he could sense a familiar fluctuation from this spiritual array.
“Hehe, Of course I can’t. But, Brother Evil Fish brought a Myriad Arrays Token, which helped me to force my way through the center of this array. In that way, I managed to gain control of it again.” As Lion King Gu looked at Mu Chen, a mocking smile surfaced on his face.
He then said, “This spiritual array was left behind by your mother, Qing Yanjing, but I don’t think that she would have ever thought that this spiritual array would have been used against her own kid many years later! That’s ironic!”
Mu Chen narrowed his eyes. It was no wonder that he found this spiritual array to be familiar. It was actually set up by his own mother!
“Lion King Gu, you are really a disgrace. I can’t believe that you would actually trigger an Island Protection Array!” Long Xiang reprimanded him angrily.
“Winners win and losers lose. Who cares about the process?” Lion King Gu retorted coldly.
An icy radiance flickered in Mu Chen’s eyes, while his killing intent surged. He was angered that Lion King Gu had made use of the great array that his mother had left.
“That’s enough talking for now. You can talk all you want after we capture you!” Lion King Gu did not elaborate further.
Instead, he swung his robe, and the enormous spiritual array started to circulate with a boom. The next moment, dozens of starlights fell like a meteor rain, heading directly towards Mu Chen!
To be on the safe side, as Lion King Gu and the rest did not want to fight directly, they tried to borrow the strength of the spiritual array to force Mu Chen to use his trump cards. They figured that, by the time he used them, they would be prepared for whatever came next.
“Be careful!” Long Xiang yelled quickly, once he saw that situation.
But, Mu Chen stretched out his hand and stopped him. His eyes flickered as he stared at the incoming waves of starlights. To everyone’s astonishment, he did not even bother to put up a defense.
“You fool! Do you think that the spiritual array can recognize people?” Lion King Gu immediately sneered at him.
However, Mu Chen continued to ignore him. He lifted his head and stared at the incoming wave of sweeping starlights, a strange complication flashing in his eyes.
As the starlights loomed overhead, they made a sudden and extremely bizarre turn around him, just when they were about to make contact with Mu Chen’s body. The wave of starlights then swept back towards Lion King Gu and the rest, all while they looked on with petrified expressions on their faces!
The dozens of starlights pierced through the air and formed a Starlight Prison. The Green Snake Ancestor was trapped by the prison, as he did not manage to flee in time.
This sudden change was out of everyone’s expectations, apart from Mu Chen. Lion King Gu and Evil Fish Liang were so shocked, their eyes were wide.
“Lion King Gu, what are you doing?” the Green Snake Ancestor was petrified.
“It’s not me!” Lion King Gu was looking sullen.
He clenched his palm immediately, and a green token appeared in his hand. He tried to circulate the token to regain control of the enormous array and undo the trap that had ensnared the Green Snake Ancestor.
But, when he tried to circulate it, he could sense some resistance coming from somewhere deep within the Spiritual Jade Island. This resistance caused him to lose the authority to control the Island Protection Array!
“Da*n, the control right has been taken away!” Lion King Gu immediately cast a fierce gaze over to the area of land that was deep within the island. The sound of his gritting teeth filled the air.
“It’s Ling Xi, that sl*tty slave!” As he raged, doubts began to fill his mind.
He did not know how Ling Xi had stolen the right to control the Cosmic Descent Star Array. Nevertheless, he could vaguely feel that he was losing control of things today!