Using two of his stars, Xiang Shaoyun attacked. The technique came from the mysterious ruined pages, and its might wasn’t something ordinary sovereign techniques could compare with. Only after pus.h.i.+ng his flame and lightning stars to their limits was Xiang Shaoyun able to unleash one-tenth of the technique’s power. Just how terrifying and destructive was this technique’s full power?
The attack’s ma.s.sive pressure shattered the vine energy and sent Song Fan flying and spewing blood from his mouth. The Little Overlord, Xiang Chenxi, naturally wouldn’t watch as something bad happened to his close follower. Riding on his purple lightning horse, he was about to charge forward when a fearsome roar sounded in the air.
The terrifying roar reverberated in the air as a dreadful demonic aura flooded the area. The disciples felt like their ears were going deaf and felt great discomfort from the roar. A black figure flew into the sky. The figure was so ma.s.sive that it almost seemed like its shadow had enveloped the entire island.
Both the disciples and the island’s local demonic beasts felt an aura of absolute despair pressing down on them.
“W-What beast is that? Why is it so scary? We are definitely not its match. Are we supposed to just die here?” cried out a despairing disciple.
“That looks like a dark wyvern, a close relative of the dragons. Why is it here? This is at least a Demon Saint!”
“It’s over. That thing can destroy the entire island with a single breath. We won’t be able to escape.”
The disciples fell into panic. Even Xiang Shaoyun and Song Fan were affected as they stopped fighting and looked for somewhere to hide instead.
“Evil beast, don’t you dare run wild here!” roared an elder high in the air as he launched an attack at the dark wyvern.
The other elders moved as well, preparing to work together to kill the dark wyvern. Otherwise, they would be forced to cut the compet.i.tion short.
But before they could actually attack, the dark wyvern roared, “Humans, don’t provoke me. I am undergoing a tribulation. If you wish to die, feel free to come at me.”
The dark wyvern streaked toward the sky above the sea, and instantly, an ocean of lightning descended from the sky. The elders instantly stopped, not daring to get any nearer to the dark wyvern. They greatly feared that a stray bolt of tribulation lightning would hit them.
They could clearly feel that this was no regular tribulation. Rather, it was the tribulation for a being no weaker than the Demon Saint realm. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be so terrifying. Fortunately, the dark wyvern had flown far enough from Lonesoul Island. Otherwise, the tribulation would destroy the entire island.
“Lock down the Lonesoul Island for six months, or all the disciples will die the moment the dark wyvern returns,” said a True Martial Academy elder.
“I agree. Use my palace diagram as the core. Not even a peak Saint can break through the diagram!” said the high-level elder from the Nine Palace Academy. A simple paint scroll flew out of his sleeves and unfurled, forming an independent s.p.a.ce that enveloped and isolated the entire Lonesoul Island from the outside world.
At the same time, the other elders did their part as well. Numerous spatial energies were released, causing the s.p.a.ce around Lonesoul Island to twist and warp before the entire island vanished.
This was what a Saint was capable of—forcefully isolating an entire s.p.a.ce from the world. The disciples on the island still hadn’t recovered from their panic. The dark wyvern had given them too big of a shock.
“Has the dark wyvern been chased away? I felt like I had just danced at the edge of death.”
“There is actually such a terrifying demonic beast hidden on the island? If it wasn’t in the midst of a tribulation, wouldn’t all of us die in its hands?”
“We will also reach the Heaven Battling Realm one day. How can a mere dark wyvern scare us? Continue on and look for the secret s.p.a.ce.”
“That’s right. Don’t forget our goal here. Since the dark wyvern had just scared the many beasts on the island, this will be the best time for us to advance and locate the secret s.p.a.ce.”
The fight between Xiang Shaoyun and Song Fan was also forcefully interrupted. Xiang Shaoyun was in no mood to waste more time on him. He also didn’t bother talking to Ouyang Chuanqi, Han Chenfei, Tang Longfei, Xia Liuhui, and the others as he moved on alone.
After all, he was here to temper himself, not catch up with his old friends. With them by his side, he wouldn’t be able to temper himself properly. It wouldn’t be too late to spend time with them after all this was over.
He activated the Nether Soul Domain and scanned his surroundings, detecting all the hidden dangers. He advanced rapidly while avoiding potential danger.
In that manner, three days pa.s.sed. Xiang Shaoyun was deep inside the island. He had encountered many attacks along the way, but he had resolved all of them with his strength. Nothing he had encountered could pose much threat to him. He had also gathered some materials and enriched his collection.
This island doesn’t look that big from afar, but only after entering will one realize how big it is. The secret s.p.a.ce is at the island’s heart and is probably the most dangerous place on the island. Since I’m getting near, I need to be careful from now on, thought Xiang Shaoyun as he withdrew his aura.
He was at a location filled with odd boulders and ancient trees. The occasional stream flowed about the landscape. The location seemed serene, but it hid numerous dangers.
With each step Xiang Shaoyun took, he absorbed the spiritual energy in the air. His nine stars were nearly full, giving him a sensation that he was going to break through at any moment.
Suddenly, he heard a shriek not far away. When he sent his senses over, he found that some Sacred Deer Academy disciples had encountered danger. He wanted to go over and take a look, but he stopped after some hesitation. The deaths of those strangers had nothing to do with him.
One ought to say that the current Xiang Shaoyun was much colder than he was in the past. Perhaps it had something to do with his slowly recovering memories. But just as he was about to continue on, he stopped and turned toward the Sacred Deer Academy disciples.
The Sacred Deer Academy disciples were under attack by a group of odd demonic beasts, and some devilish plants in the area were constantly disturbing them. The group was a comparatively weaker group, so they were having trouble dealing with their environment.
After all, not all disciples of the same academy would work together. They would all separate and work independently. The leader of this particular group was being suppressed by a first-stage Demon Sovereign. She was completely helpless, but her companions were too busy defending themselves. It seemed like the entire group was in imminent peril. Just as the leader was about to be ripped apart, Xiang Shaoyun arrived.