Edified, Fifth Grade Combat Emperor
There were continuous howls coming from the dark souls but the golden s.h.i.+eld had triggered a trace of fear from them. However, their ferocious attacks still continued despite their fear.
*Dong* *Dong* *Dong*
Countless dark souls were smas.h.i.+ng against the golden barrier, producing sounds similar to a blacksmith forging a sword from steel. Large pieces of sparks were created from the impacts but none could penetrate through it. On the other hand, the human cultivators pa.s.sed through the s.h.i.+eld without suffering a single repelling force.
“Look, quick! That is the defensive s.h.i.+eld made by a high-ranked monk of Buddha Sect, it can stop the dark souls from entering. Quickly, lets run into it!”
“Yeah, never thought that that shameless monk is actually a high-ranked monk, the people of Buddha Sect is truly righteous. They bear the responsibility of saving all sentient living things under the heavens and have rescued us all at the last minute. He is way more powerful than the Skyhill School’s disciples.”
“Don’t talk so much, we have to hurry past the barrier. Into the s.h.i.+eld!”
Countless human cultivators hurled themselves frantically towards the light s.h.i.+eld. This was the only chance they had to keep themselves alive. This was the light s.h.i.+eld of Buddha Sect which allowed them to see a glimmer of hope.
*Whiz* *Whiz* *Whiz* *Whiz*
The cultivators were rus.h.i.+ng into the light s.h.i.+eld one after another. It was as if they had entered a safe haven. However, each of their faces were filled with horror when they saw the dark souls ferociously colliding at the light s.h.i.+eld. Nevertheless, upon realizing that the dark souls couldn’t make a scratch on it, their shocked hearts were relieved.
The giant monument was supporting the entire light s.h.i.+eld above them. Despite the fact that Tyrant was a high-ranked monk of Buddha Sect, he still couldn’t make such a large light s.h.i.+eld that could defend against the countless dark souls. The main element for that was the monument.
“Tyrant, you are too amazing! You have blocked all the dark souls.”
Big Yellow’s impression of Tyrant completely changed.
“The light s.h.i.+eld was magnified by this monument. I’m the only one who can activate the hidden power of this monument.”
Tyrant told them the truth.
Some might not have seen this monument before, but Han Yan and Zuo Ling Er knew it very well. When they were still at the magma river bank, no one could move this monument except for Tyrant. From the looks of it, this monument was undeniably a treasure, and this treasure helped them at their most critical moment.
“Thank you very much for your live-saving grace. I will remember it for as long as I live.”
Someone held his fist at Tyrant to express his grat.i.tude. It was absolutely not a pretense that one just put up. Everyone on the scene could see their situation clearly. If it wasn’t for the help of this monk’s defensive s.h.i.+eld, they would still be wrestling against countless number of dark souls and die in the end.
“Buddha Sect surely is enough to edify all sentient living things. I feel regretful now because I had some misunderstanding against a high-ranked monk in the past.”
“Ya, this high-ranked monk had saved everyone. The entire Mysterious Domain should thank you.”
A lot of them were giving their thanks to Tyrant. They had to admit that this monk seemed very eminent at this moment. He had permitted everyone to enter including his enemies, the disciples of the Skyhill School and the Tan Family, and some remaining people of Freedom Palace.
Those dark souls outside collided frenziedly against the light s.h.i.+eld, wanting to break the barrier apart. However, the defensive s.h.i.+eld that was condensed by the monument was too firm and strong. It had kept all of the dark souls outside the s.h.i.+eld.
“Who was that Ninth Grade Combat Emperor? Why did he want to kill us?”
“This is detestable! His act is sentencing the entire Mysterious Domain to death!”
Most of them were extremely furious. If that Ninth Grade Combat Emperor’s Qi wasn’t unleashed during the final moment, the current situation wouldn’t happen. At that time, everyone would’ve been able to wait for the second opening of the Death Mountain and leave safely.
At this time, Han Yan’s gaze were fixed on the remaining disciples of Freedom Palace and asked, “Where are the rest of your fellow disciples? Why are there so few you left here?”
As soon as Han Yan’s words were out, everyone’s attention was s.h.i.+fted to those fourteen to fifteen disciples of Freedom Palace.
“Ya, there should be a lot of them, why are there so few of them here? Where have they gone?”
“Mother! Could this be a plot set up by Freedom Palace? Was the Ninth Grade Combat Emperor sent by Freedom Palace as well?”
“Freedom Palace wants us all dead? What’s your evil intention?”
All their spears were pointed at the dozen or so disciples of Freedom Palace. They were all busy killing at the beginning, thus none of them had noticed the changes. They began to realize the difference in the number of disciples after Han Yan’s reminder. It was rather strange. People might not doubt them if this was a normal situation, but now that they were faced with a great calamity, they started to have doubts. Most of the disciples of Freedom Palace were gone unnoticed. Of course, anyone there would raise their doubts about that.
“Do not accuse someone so maliciously! I also have no idea where my fellow disciples have gone to. If it is really us that is behind all of this, why are we still here? Plus, on the day the Death Mountain was opened, it was guarded by the five supreme leaders of the major powers. Is it still possible for a Ninth Grade Combat Emperor to enter at that time?”
A man from Freedom Palace bellowed. In truth, they felt even more depressed. They had already realized that their manpower were getting lesser and lesser but couldn’t find out where they had gone to.
“Then where are your comrades?”
A person asked.
“How should I know?”
The disciple was enraged.
“Alright, stop arguing. Now is not the time for that. The dark souls are still increasing and are getting stronger. You guys better pray that this defensive s.h.i.+eld can withstand the onslaught of the dark souls until the second opening of the Death Mountain. We will put any matters aside and resolve it later. If Freedom Palace is really behind this, the other four major powers will seek justice for this.”
Guo Shao Fei yelled.
Powerful dark souls were still increasing. There were dark souls of Ninth Grade Combat Emperors amongst them. They continued their attempts to destroy the light s.h.i.+eld.
A very horrifying attack was just launched, it made the whole light s.h.i.+eld tremble. Slight cracks could already be seen on some of its parts.
The current situation stirred up people’s trepidation, they could feel that their hearts were in their mouths.
“The defensive s.h.i.+eld can’t hold on any longer. If it is broken, all of us will die.”
Someone shouted. A very powerful dark soul had appeared outside the s.h.i.+eld, even a Ninth Grade Combat Emperor had appeared. These dark souls were brutal and ferocious. Once the light s.h.i.+eld is broken, all of them would surely die.
“Listen to me everyone. All of us have to combine our powers. Let’s unleash our Yuan Force and instill it into the monument together. Now, this monument is the only one that could prolong the light s.h.i.+eld but this also required a lot of Yuan Force. This is the last day and also the day for the second opening of the Death Mountain. As long as we can last until it opens, we can leave this dire situation safely.”
Tyrant’s body was glowing with a golden light. At this moment, he was like a Buddha who could edify all living beings, saving mankind.
“Okay, we all combine our powers.”
This time, there was basically nothing to be argued about anymore. They had to give it their all to save their lives. United, they could fortify the defensive s.h.i.+eld. This was the only way to ensure their survival for the following hours.
At this moment, all grudges were casted aside. All of them exerted their Yuan Force, making it look like a pillar of Yuan Force that was racing towards the giant monument that floated in the sky.
After receiving the enormous Yuan Force, the monument began to tremble once more. It was a very great treasure. Although the monument had already acknowledged Tyrant, he still couldn’t ignite the maximum strength inside the monument. However, with the help of the Yuan Force from so many cultivators, the situation changed instantly.
The golden defensive s.h.i.+eld became brighter and the cracks had been repaired.
A seven colored light circled inside the giant defensive s.h.i.+eld. The giant blood-red monument had completely turned into a yellowish golden color. The robe and Buddha beads that was hung on it was a supreme holy item of Buddha Sect that deterred all devils.
Tyrant, Big Yellow, Han Yan, Nangong Wentian, and Zuo Ling Er were focusing their attention on deterring the dark souls. Today, this entire spatial zone was surrounded by an army of dark souls. Death and dark Qi drifted everywhere, creating a very terrifying scene.
Yet, some of them were still worrying about someone else while confronting these dark souls. It was Jiang Chen. It had been so long and they had reached the final moments of this expedition, but Jiang Chen’s shadow was still nowhere to be seen. It’s as if he had vanished along with that light beam. How could this not worry them?
Meanwhile―in the death spatial zone―Jiang Chen’s battle with the dark soul had finally reached an end. The current Jiang Chen was bursting with powerful Qi. Although the dark soul opposite to him was still howling hoa.r.s.ely, the sound wasn’t as resounding as before. It had reached its limit, it was using its final strength to defend itself.
All of a sudden, a powerful energy erupted from Jiang Chen’s body. The dragon marks inside his body had already reached forty seven thousand nine hundred, a hundred more was all he needed to become a Fifth Grade Combat Emperor. Once he had edified this dark soul, he would immediately push his grade to the Fifth Grade Combat Emperor.
Suddenly, Jiang Chen stood up and bellowed. His eyes had become golden, his black hair was fluttering in the air like a descendant of a peerless war G.o.d.
The dark soul couldn’t withstand it anymore. It let out its final wail and completely gave in. At this moment, The Edifying Light infiltrated its last line of defense and destroyed all of its evil willpower. With a swoosh, the light flew out of the dark soul’s body and landed on Jiang Chen’s.
As the dark soul was edified, Jiang Chen instantly became a Fifth Grade Combat Emperor. A domineering Qi was unleashed. This powerful feeling gave Jiang Chen the urge to roar at the sky for hours.
His Qi was retracted. He strode to the dark soul and yelled at the forty-meter tall dark soul. “Kneel down!”
From the ghostly fire of its eyes, it seemed like it was stunned for a moment. Then, with a puff, it prostrated before Jiang Chen while its body was trembling. A powerful Minor Saint dark soul was completely edified and became Jiang Chen’s servant. A command from Jiang Chen could send it to death without even a speck of disobedience.
Seeing this result, Jiang Chen laughed loudly while facing the sky. The big dude should be the biggest reward that he had obtained in the Death Mountain besides the Pure Soil. With his Fifth Grade Combat Emperor power, and a First Grade Minor Saint dark soul beside him as a trump card, he could deal with many kinds of problems.