n.o.body would have guessed that a secret s.p.a.ce actually existed on Lonesoul Island. In fact, it was quite a recent discovery. In the past, the haunting incident of the island had caused many deaths, which was why many organizations had started paying attention to the island. Even so, the deep hole had never been discovered, causing the secret s.p.a.ce to remain hidden.
The four academies eventually sent some people to investigate the island. After many deductions, they finally uncovered the entrance and set the island as the venue for the compet.i.tion.
At this moment, about one-third of the disciples had entered the secret s.p.a.ce, including Xiang Shaoyun’s group. Everyone had a look of shock when they entered because the environment inside was too terrifying.
Mountains of corpses filled the place. In fact, the bodies covered the area as far as they could see, and human skins littered the secret s.p.a.ce. Dry splatters of blood were everywhere. It was a shocking scene to behold.
Simply put, this was h.e.l.l, a place that filled any visitor with disgust. A chill crept up everyone’s back, making them doubt if what they were seeing was real. More importantly, they only saw human remains. No demonic beast or devil corpses could be seen. A countless amount of evil spirits filled the area, each of them wailing constantly. An endless wave of evil spirits threw themselves at the disciples with unstoppable momentum.
The disciples capable of reaching this far had numerous tricks up their sleeves. They demonstrated numerous wondrous abilities. Some killed the evil spirits, while some put on helmets to protect their head s.p.a.ce from the evil spirits.
“Is there any fortuitous encounter to be found here? This isn’t a conspiracy, right? d.a.m.n it!” roared someone in anger.
“Cut the nonsense. Look, there’s a ma.s.sive palace that way. Let’s go take a look,” said someone while pointing in a certain direction.
“Huh, I think there’s a saint tree over there. It seems to be bearing fruit as well! A great encounter is waiting!” someone cried out while pointing in a different direction.
The disciples started scattering in all directions. For these disciples, the evil spirits weren’t that much of a threat. The only thing they had in their eyes were the treasures in the s.p.a.ce, and they all aimed to be the first to get their hands on the treasures.
Xia Liuhui looked around and instantly shrank back as he said, “B-Boss, what place is this? It’s so creepy.”
“Who cares what place this is? We’re already here, so we can only try our best,” said Xiang Shaoyun calmly. He walked ahead, as he had noticed that something seemed to be hidden beneath a pile of bones.
As Xiang Shaoyun advanced, the evil spirits moved out of his way. The female disciples prepared their respective defensive measures because they couldn’t rely on his protection forever. Otherwise, they could forget about trying to gain something from the compet.i.tion.
Xiang Shaoyun shot out several finger beams at the bones. The bones crumbled, and something suddenly flew out from the pile. A terrifying figure revealed itself. It was a whitebone snake, its body thick enough that two adults were needed to fully wrap their arms around it.
The snake, a Demon Sovereign, was dozens of meters long, and atop its head was a crimson crown. Generally, snakes with such a crown had terrifying demonic abilities. Why was this whitebone snake hiding amid the pile of bones instead of attacking the humans? Was that because it was a kind snake? Or was there a different reason?
In fact, it was actually biding its time, aiming to take down all the humans in one fell swoop. On top of that, it was also protecting something precious and had not expected Xiang Shaoyun to notice it.
The whitebone snake’s appearance shocked the disciples still in the area. All of them were individuals with great eyes. They could see that the snake was no ordinary Demon Sovereign, and they started fleeing madly. The women behind Xiang Shaoyun also quickly retreated. Only Wu Zhijun and Xia Liuhui stayed beside him unwaveringly.
Xiang Shaoyun was moved, but he still had to say, “Ignore me and go search for your opportunities. I alone can deal with this whitebone snake Sovereign.”
“No way, boss. This fellow is too strong. Let’s run together,” shouted Xia Liuhui.
“That’s right. Don’t be rash. This place is filled with danger. There is no point in getting tangled with this snake,” said Wu Zhijun.
However, their persuasion came too late. A clump of terrifying corrosive energy was spat at them. Wherever the clump went, the bones in its way were turned into ashes. Anyone would immediately rot away by touching even a bit of the energy.
The whitebone snake was at least a fourth-stage Demon Sovereign. From the strength it was demonstrating, it was strong enough to match a fifth-stage Demon Sovereign.
Xiang Shaoyun originally planned to kill the snake through speed, but with Xia Liuhui and Wu Zhijun around, he was forced to take care of them instead. He turned around and dragged them out of the way before tossing them away. He shouted, “Leave. I’ll look for you guys after dealing with it.”
There are evil spirits and other terrifying beings in the secret s.p.a.ce, and Xiang Shaoyun wouldn’t be able to fully protect them. They could only rely on themselves. After tossing Xia Liuhui and Wu Zhijun away, Xiang Shaoyun charged the snake again.
An indescribable radiance rippled out of the snake’s eyes, and its mouth constantly spat out some terrifying energy. Wave after wave, the two different energies spread out in a manner that was incredibly hard to defend against.
Money flew out from Xiang Shaoyun’s arm. Not growing larger, he shot forth in its smallest form before attempting to bite the whitebone snake’s weak point. At the same time, Xiang Shaoyun’s clone flew out and blasted the energy attacks away before charging the snake with the Shark Devourer Saber in his hand.
The moment Money bit the whitebone snake, it started wailing madly. Its body flailed about before sweeping its tail at Money, forcing him to withdraw. At this time, Xiang Shaoyun’s clone arrived above the snake and brought the saber down.
The whitebone snake was not so easily killed. It dodged to the side and avoided the slash before biting at Xiang Shaoyun. Using the Phantom s.h.i.+ft, Xiang Shaoyun dodged aside before swinging the saber at the snake again.
The attack struck, but he found that the snake wasn’t bleeding. His pupils shrank as he exclaimed, “This is a puppet?”
During that short moment of distraction, the snake coiled around him, trying to strangle him to death.
“Get lost!” Xiang Shaoyun roared and unleashed his prowess, surrounding the snake with saber energies.