Invincible Kungfu Healer - Chapter 1023
Chapter 1023: The Star Emperor’s Palace
The Petrification Cult elder was completely stunned. Just a moment ago, he was domineering and condescending; now, he could not utter a single word.
Pei Fengwu was also stunned. Hadn’t Mo Wen just broken through to the Primordial Soul Realm? How was it possible?
The black-robed elder did not dare to say anything anymore. Intending to flee, he promptly leaped down into the abyss. That youth was too frightening. What exactly was his level of cultivation? Even Elder Shao was not so frightening.
“Trying to escape?”
Mo Wen laughed sinisterly. His deified soul expanded outwards. An area with the radius of a few thousand miles was enveloped in his deified soul. The entire fifth level was completely covered. Did a small Primordial Soul Realm cultivator try to escape from him? In his dreams.
Mo Wen reached the edge of the abyss in one step and swept a glance at the situation below. The underground abyss still had a frightening gale blowing in it. Even a Golden Elixir Realm cultivator would not dare to face the onslaught from the gale head-on. Back then, when Mo Wen descended to the bottom of the deep abyss, it was with the help of Yin Banshuang leading the way that he reached the bottom startled but unharmed.
However, for the present Mo Wen, the gale in the deep abyss was no different from an ordinary wind.
“Let’s go down. That old thing cannot get away.” Mo Wen dragged Pei Fengwu as he leaped down. Everywhere he passed, the gale that had been blowing for tens of thousands of years completely disappeared. An area with a radius of a thousand meters became a true vacuum.
Pei Fengwu looked at Mo Wen in astonishment. A natural force of the world could actually be forcefully changed by the act of one man. Exactly what realm was Mo Wen at?
Although she did not fear the gale in the underground abyss and could get past it with some caution, instantly dissipating the gale into nothingness like what Mo Wen did was practically unthinkable for her.
Mo Wen’s deified soul had been locked onto the black-robed elder all this while. No matter how the old fellow flew and ran, he could not escape Mo Wen’s eyes.
Mo Wen suddenly frowned. He discovered that the elder was running toward the lair of the Xuan Ming Shielded Tortoise. The place containing the Star Emperor’s palace was hidden there. Could it be that the elder had discovered something?
Mo Wen followed the person expressionlessly. He was suddenly not too anxious to capture him. Instead, he wanted to see what this person was attempting to do.
Two silhouettes flew into the Xuan Ming Shielded Tortoise’s lair, one after the other. They had not flown very far when Mo Wen discovered that the Xuan Ming Shielded Tortoise’s huge body was lying on the ground. It had already lost its life aura.
The Xuan Ming Shielded Tortoise was an ancient demonic beast that was comparable to the Beast King level. It might not have the attack power of a Beast King, but its defense far surpassed that of an ordinary Beast King. Ordinary Martial Arts Grandmasters did not have any ability to kill the Xuan Ming Shielded Tortoise.
Also, from the look of its corpse, Mo Wen could tell that the Xuan Ming Shielded Tortoise was killed in one blow. For someone to be able to do that, they needed to be at least at the level of an Infinite Powerhouse.
Mo Wen touched his chin. He discovered that the black-robed elder leaped into the waterhole deep within the cave, as though he was very familiar with the area. They had clearly discovered the Star Emperor’s palace.
“Where did he disappear to?” Pei Fengwu looked around the Xuan Ming Shielded Tortoise’s lair quizzically. There were no signs of destruction in the surrounding area an no other escape routes were present. Could it be that the member of the Petrification Cult had vanished into thin air?
“He is down there.”
Mo Wen pointed downwards at the chilly waterhole and calmly said, “Let’s head down.”
Before Pei Fengwu could respond, Mo Wen dragged her down with him into the waterhole.
Immediately, a vibration swept over them, as though the air was shaking. The heavens and earth spun around and darkness enveloped them. When there was light again, Pei Fengwu discovered that, to her surprise, they were in a foreign world.
Pei Fengwu had seen many things before. She immediately noticed that the place was an ancient ruin. It was also a different dimension.
“This is the Star Emperor’s palace,” Mo Wen stated.
Of course, Pei Fengwu did not know who the Star Emperor was. There were so many heroic figures in history. She only knew a few of the most famous ones. Although the Star Emperor was very famous during the Middle Age, he was not among those at the very pinnacle of fame. Hence, his name could not be found in ordinary history books.
“This place is very unstable.” Pei Fengwu raised her eyebrows. She could sense that the place was rather dangerous and could collapse at any given moment. Once it collapses, both she and Mo Wen would most likely perish in there.
Mo Wen ignored her and walked towards the Star Emperor’s palace. A look of joy appeared in his eyes.
He discovered that there were, in fact, hundreds of life auras in this place. There were a few life auras that he was especially familiar with. All of them were hiding in here.
“The members of Ming Palace were indeed clever to have come here,” Mo Wen thought to himself. “Unfortunately, they were nonetheless found. The tracking ability of Primordial Soul Realm cultivators is strong. Since many people had evacuated to this place, they were bound to leave some tracks. It is impossible for them to have evaded the detection of a Primordial Soul Realm cultivator’s deified soul.”
Right now, within the decrepit palace of the Star Emperor, hundreds of people were sparsely hiding. All of them wore the uniform of the Ming Palace. They were obviously members of the Ming Palace. Their levels of cultivation were not low. At the minimum, the weakest one was at the Golden Elixir Realm. There were seven or eight of them that were at the Martial Arts Grandmaster Realm.
Prior to this, Mo Wen had given the members of the Ming Palace many resources to aid them in their cultivation. These resources had clearly shown results. Otherwise, it would have been impossible for the Ming Palace to have so many Martial Arts Grandmasters. With the Ming Palace’s current strength, it could be ranked at the top of even large mystery dimensions, let alone in the Green Ancient Mystery Dimension.
“What should we do? Those members of the Petrification Cult are most likely well versed in stratagem prohibitions. It won’t take long for them to break through the stratagem and enter this place,” an elderly woman said with an anxious look on her face.
She turned to look at the beautiful woman beside her. The beautiful woman was clearly the leader of this group of people.
The beautiful woman was none other than Wang Yinru. She had now broken through to the Martial Arts Grandmaster Realm. Due to her great daring and resolve as a leader, she had now become the spiritual leader of the members of the Ming Palace.
She was the one who proposed that the Ming Palace evacuate Intentionless City. This had clearly been an intelligent move. Otherwise, right now, the Ming Palace would most likely have been destroyed by Shao Tianqi and his men.
As for the suggestion to escape to this place, it was put forward by Yin Banshuang. She had previously visited this place with Mo Wen and knew that this place was well hidden. The Star Emperor’s palace had a few remaining stratagem prohibitions, which would serve as a powerful protective barrier.
They had not imagined that, even though they had hidden in such a secluded place, members of the Petrification Cult still managed to track them down.
The Star Emperor’s palace had various dangerous prohibitions laid out in its vicinity. Those who were familiar with this place could avoid these prohibitions. On the other hand, those who weren’t could only force their way through. Hence, with the aid of these prohibitions, the members of the Ming Palace had managed to hold off their enemy for a few days. However, the members of the Petrification Cult had levels of cultivation that were deep and unfathomable. They would at minimum be at the Primordial Soul Realm. The prohibitions could hold them off for a while, but not forever.
After all, the Star Emperor’s palace had undergone millions of years of decay. It was impossible for the stratagem prohibitions to still possess their former power. It would take a Primordial Soul Realm cultivator only some time to make their way past them.
“Custodian Ling, can you hold them back alone?”
Wang Yinru looked expressionlessly at the two Petrification Cult elders who were constantly attempting to break the stratagem outside. Everyone there knew that those two elders were Primordial Soul Realm cultivators; it was impossible for them to hold these two elders back. However, as a leader, the more dangerous it was, the more she needed to remain calm. If she also lost her cool, the entire team would be lost.
“Those two elders are no ordinary Primordial Soul Realm cultivators. Their levels of cultivation are around the later stage Primordial Soul Realm. I will not be a match for them at all.”
Ling Feng sighed. With the aid of Mo Wen, he had recovered to his level of cultivation during his prime. He had even gone a step beyond; among Infinite Powerhouses, he would be considered powerful. If he was up against an ordinary beginning stage Primordial Soul Realm cultivator, Ling Feng might be able to keep him occupied for a while. However, against a later stage Primordial Soul Realm cultivator, Ling Feng would probably be killed off with one attack.
“Don’t worry. When the time comes, I will hold the two of them back with my life.” Ling Feng pursed his lips. He knew that this time, there was no way out for him.
“When the time comes, Custodian Ling and I will do our best to hold back those two Petrification Cult elders. The rest of you should find ways to escape as far as you can.” Tan Qiyue clenched his fist tightly. In the Ming Palace, Ling Feng and he had both reached the Infinite Powerhouse level of cultivation. In the situation at hand, they did not have any room for choice.
“Banshuang, do you know of any other exits here?” Wang Yinru looked at Yin Banshuang. No one knew this mysterious place better than Yin Banshuang.
The current situation was grim. The members of the Ming Palace were like sitting ducks now that they had been discovered by the members of the Petrification Cult. They had no way to escape.
“I do not know.” Yin Banshuang shook her head. Her familiarity with this place was also limited. It was already impressive that they could use the stratagem prohibitions here to hold back the members of the Petrification Cult. Mo Wen was the one who was most familiar with this place. However, Mo Wen was not here right now.
“Aunt Wang, will we all die here?” Among the crowd, a delicate and pretty young girl looked at Wang Yinru. She was still young, around fifteen to sixteen years old. She was Mo Wen’s disciple, Su Wan’er.
“We won’t. Don’t be afraid. They will not be able to enter this place,” Wang Yinru said as she softly comforted Su Wan’er. However, everyone here knew that there was a deep sense of helplessness in her words. It was unprecedented that the Ming Palace had been so cornered. She could not figure out why all those virtuous immortal cultivator seniors with high levels of cultivation would want to attack a small sect like theirs.
“I am not afraid to die. It is just that Big Brother Mo has not taught me medical skills.” Su Wan’er pouted her mouth as her eyes turned red. Ever since Big Brother Mo accepted her as his disciple, he had disappeared without a trace and had left her in the Ming Palace. It had been more than a year. Every day, she had dreamt of Big Brother Mo suddenly returning to teach her medical skills and train her in her cultivation.
Wang Yinru also felt a pang of grief. She might never be able to see Mo Wen again. She also did not know what he had been up to. Did he even know that they were in dire straits?
Outside the palace, the two Petrification Cult elders were frenziedly attacking the stratagem prohibition. Even though the stratagems of this ancient palace were miraculous, after millions of years of decay, they had become quite fragile. Even so, they still managed to hold back two later stage Primordial Soul Realm cultivators for a few days.
“There is certainly more to this palace than meets the eye. It is highly likely that this was the palace of a Mighty Immortal Cultivator during the Middle Age. There will most likely be treasures left inside. Old Xu, we have struck the jackpot.”
A Petrification Cult elder was frenziedly attacking the stratagem. He had an excited look on his face. They had been continuously on the offensive for the past few days and nights, trying to bulldoze their way through. Their true goal was naturally not only the small fries of the Ming Palace but also the treasures in the palace.
The two of them had not imagined that while searching for the whereabouts of the members of the Ming Palace, they would coincidentally stumble upon such a Middle Age ruin.