Chapter 1270: Wu Chen
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
Su Mo continued to wait in the forest, his heart secretly silent.
He must teach the Sorcerer’s Blood Tribe a lesson; this was the whole purpose of his trip to Heavenly Underworld Star. Nothing else would be enough to appease the anger in his heart, or enough to comfort the billions of departed souls in the Firmament World.
He was born and grew up in the Firmament World. When it was destroyed, along with his hometown and everyone he knew, he swore to collect a blood debt.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Su Mo suddenly heard roaring sounds. They were extremely quiet to the average ear; if one was not listening carefully, there would have been no difference in sound or in the air.
“Is someone fighting?” Su Mo wondered aloud. Hearing the noise again, he jumped into the air.
Muttering to himself, he flew past the sound at first. A moment later, he came to the tip of the mountain.
Looking up, he saw two people fighting in the sky far above the mountain.
The two fighters appeared to be young members of the Sorcerer Tribe. One was dignified and extraordinarily handsome, while the other looked scrawny and ordinary.
The former of the two, the dashing young man, seemed to possess a higher Cultivation, which allowed him to reach Rank 4 Emperor Martial Realm. The other man, who looked quite dejected and tired, was only at the peak of Rank 3 Martial Emperor Realm.
The battle between the two was intense. As the Dark Force fluctuated terrifyingly around the two men, it was destroying the forest below.
However, the Rank 4 man was overwhelmingly strong, and it was obvious that his power was exhausting the weaker man. Every stroke, every skill employed by the more advanced warrior beat against the scrawny young man, surrounding him with perils.
Not far away from the two, Su Mo noticed, was a woman clad in green and watching the fight with cold eyes.
He could tell that she was also from the Sorcerer’s Tribe. She was remarkably good looking and Su Mo noted that her Cultivation had also reached Rank 4 Martial Emperor Realm.
Su Mo remained in his hiding place and observed, with confusion and satisfaction, that the Sorcerer’s Tribe members were fighting and attacking one another. He was elated to see this.
He decided that these three people were suitable for him to perform possession. The only problem was that he did not know if they belonged to the Sorcerer’s Tribe of the Black Glow City. Furthermore, the Cultivation level of the three of them, when combined, was formidable. He worried that it would be hard to take them down quickly and inconspicuously.
If he made a big commotion, he reasoned, it would only invite more trouble..
Thus, Su Mo did not make a move, but continued to watch in silence.
A loud bang rumbled through the trees. The handsome youth launched a punch directly at the scrawny one, causing the latter fall to from the sky and crash into the forest, dust lifting into the air around him.
“Poof!” A moment later, the scrawny youth appeared severely injured, and fresh blood was flowing out of his mouth.
“Ha, ha, ha!! Wu Chen, you truly are a good-for-nothing. You actually want to fight me for Yu’er? You are asking for death!”
The powerful youth stood proudly in the air, looking down with disdain at Wu Chen, who was spitting blood onto the ground.
“Wu Lie, Wu Yu’er, you shameless couple, this won’t end well for you!” Wu Chen screamed, his face pale and his gaze bloodthirsty as he stared at his attacker and the woman in green.
He hated her!
He absolutely hated her!
Wu Yu’er was his fiancée after all. To discover that she was sleeping around with other men and allied with others to kill him — this drove him crazy.
“Whatever our end shall be, you won’t be around to see it!” Wu Lie sneered as the Dark Force on his fist surged.
At that moment, Wu Yu’er, the lady in green, flew over and stood on the other side of Wu Chen, forming a pincer attack around him.
The two warriors of Rank 4 Martial Emperor Realm trapped the severely injured Rank 3 Martial Emperor Realm warrior. No matter how strong Wu Chen’s power was, it would still be nearly impossible for him to escape.
“Yu’er, why?” Wu Chen hollered indignantly, fixing his gaze on the lady in green.
The two were betrothed at a very young age. For the past ten years, he had put a tremendous amount of effort into their relationship and he believed that their love had grown stronger He simply could not understand why she was so callous towards him!
“You are not as powerful as I am, how could you ever be worthy of me?” Yu’er responded indifferently.
“Oh! I am not as good as you?” Wu Chen sneered. He had always been more talented than her, even if she was the more powerful one now. If he had not been giving her his own Cultivation resources, how his Cultivation would exceed hers!
Now that her Cultivation was much higher than his own, it was ridiculous that she actually despised him for his low cultivation!
“My cultivation is not as good as yours, so you want to kill me? I reckon it’s because of him,” Wu Chen’s voice turned cold and his gaze bloodthirsty as he looked upon Wu Lie.
Wu Yu’er fell silent, yet murderous rays emanated from her eyes. Wu Chen had to die, she reasoned, otherwise he would be a constant source of troubles.
“Ha, ha, ha!!”
Wu Lie laughed heartily, his face triumphant and said, “Wu Chen, you really think you can compare to me? Regardless of Cultivation, identity, or appearance, which aspect do you think is comparable? Understand that it is a wise decision for Yu’er to choose me.”
“You shameless couple, I’ll kill you!” Wu Chen screamed. Pressing his both palms together, he rushed pashed Wu Lie and Wu Yu’er.
Wu Chen’s body turned into a streak of light and flew past the other two as he escaped into the distance.
He was not a fool, he knew that staying would only result in death. Fleeing was his best chance to live.
Coincidentally, the direction in which Wu Chen was escaping happened to be right in the path of Su Mo’s hiding place.
“You can’t escape!”
Wu Lie laughed coldly from close behind. Similarly, he took out both fists, one easily smashed the palm print of Wu Chen, while the other took to kill Wu Chen.
The force of this punch was extremely powerful, much more devastating than the one before. The fist print was as large as a mountain, channeling the Destruction Power and focusing it directly at Wu Chen.
It was evident that Wu Lie had not used his full power in their previous fight. Now, he was showing his true strength.
“No!” Facing Wu Lie’s murderous punch, Wu Chen was unable to block it and was hit in an instant.
With a burst of sound, the fist print shattered against Wu Chen, it excess power turned into a violent stream which swept in all directions.
An ear-piercing shriek reverberated through the air. Wu Chen’s body, limp as a sack of flour, was flung into the distance and could be heard crashing into the forest.
Wu Lie and Wu Yu’er flew over to where the body landed.
Naturally, Wu Chen’s palm print was unable to hurt either Wu Li or Wu Yu’er.
The two of them stood still in the sky above the mountains, their emotionless faces staring down at Wu Chen’s limp, lifeless body, mangled in a pool of fresh blood.
“He’s already dead!” Wu Yu’er heaved a sigh of relief.
“His Fighting Soul didn’t escape, right?” Wu Lie asked with a frown.
“No, it was likely destroyed by the strength of the fist!”
Just then, Wu Yu’er shook her head. Although Wu Chen’s physical body was ruined, she was witnessing his Fighting Soul escape. However, it soon disappeared within the power of the previous fist attack. It was definitely completely destroyed.
Wu Lie nodded. He immediately scanned his surroundings and urged, “It is not suitable to stay in this place for long, let’s go!”
Wu Lie and Wu Yu’er flew off together. A quiet peace was restored to the previously violent and bloody site.
Shortly after, a shadow glimmered and emerged from the forest to stand beside Wu Chen’s dead body.
This person was none other than Su Mo.
He looked at the broken body of Wu Chen and hesitated. He then waved his hand and and illusory leopard demon appeared in front of him.
The creature was more than two feet long. It was a Demon Leopard Fighting Soul.
However, the body of this Demon Leopard Fighting Soul was extremely faint and unstable, to the point where it was on the verge of dissipating.
It was the Fighting Soul of Wu Chen.
Before, the Demon Leopard Fighting Soul escaped from Wu Chen’s physical body, but it was unable to block the explosive power of Wu Lie’s punch. Just as it was about to be destroyed, Su Mo used his Devouring Power to capture it in the instant before complete death.
He could only do this because of his close proximity to the body, thus it was easier for him to act. If he was just a little further away, he would have been unable to capture it successfully.
“Who… Who are you?” stammered the Demon Leopard Fighting Soul. It was almost too weak for words, yet it definitely spoke with Wu Chen’s voice.
The Demon Leopard Fighting Soul was unable to escape. For one, it was too weak to flee and, two, Su Mo’s hands had employed a Dark Force which securely bound the soul.
Su Mo did not answer him. Instead, he had a flash of inspiration and again unleashed his Seeking Soul Art to investigate Wu Chen’s Fighting Soul.
Wu Chen’s Fighting Soul also contained his Spiritual Soul, thus Su Mo would easily be able to investigate both.
Under the influence of the Seeking Soul Art, Demon Leopard Fighting Soul trembled fiercely. Then, it dissipated with the wind.
Demon Leopard Fighting Soul was already extremely weak. After enduring Su Mo’s soul investigation, it finally burnt out completely.
Su Mo stood transfixed, his gaze was glistening fiercely.
His soul investigation had revealed that Wu Chen was part of the Sorcerer Tribe of Black Glow City. He also knew Wu Tianyu personally, which made it very suitable to possess his physical body.
However, Su Mo remained hesitant as Wu Chen was clearly not well-liked by the Sorcerer Tribe. Furthermore, he had powerful enemies such as Wu Lie and Wu Yu’er. If he were to occupy this physical body and enter Black Glow City with his identity, the outcome would surely be very unpredictable, perhaps even deadly.
Su Mo considered this dilemma. The physical body of a Sorcerer Tribesmen was right before him, yet he was plagued by uncertainties.
After weighing the options for several minutes, he finally grit his teeth and began the process of possession.
While Wu Chen did have enemies within the Sorcerer Tribe, as long as Su Mo did not divulge his own identity, no one in Black Glow City would kill him outright. The rules of the Sorcerer Tribe were still very harsh and would, hopefully, protect someone from being murdered in the street.
Furthermore, because Wu Chen was clearly not a popular person, his body would not attract much attention amongst the Sorcerer’s Tribe. This, at least, would make it easier for Su Mo to act.
His mind made up, Su Mo sat cross-legged as the shadow behind his body grew and rose. In an instant, his Devouring Fighting Soul was released and plunged into Wu Chen’s body.
Fortunately, Wu Chen was already dead and his Fighting Soul had also completely dissipated. This meant that Su Mo did not have to carry out full possession of someone’s mind, he could simply occupy the physical body of its former owner.