Chapter 642 - Ruling the Purple Smoke Lake (3)
Brother Jiu exclaimed. Zhao Feng didn’t move at all after being hit.
Even though he specialized in Soul techniques, his close combat battle-power was still comparable to a normal Sovereign Lord.
A layer of dark purple scales appeared on Zhao Feng’s body, which increased his defense to a level where even someone at the Great Origin Core Realm would be stunned.
The Purple Scaled Grass allowed Zhao Feng to display the strength of his state of existence to its fullest extent. If it were another Sovereign with a normal state of existence, the effect of the Purple Scaled Grass wouldn’t have been so strong.
Zhao Feng didn’t bother with Brother Jiu. He circulated his bloodline power and completely sealed the golden skeleton.
The golden skeleton lost the ability to fight back.
Zhao Feng’s God’s Spiritual Eye then released a shocking surge of eye-bloodline power as a divine light of Purple Destruction Wind Lightning flame glinted in his eye.
Black smoke started to rise from the golden skeleton sealed in ice as fear filled its eyes.
Brother Jiu, whose soul was connected to the golden skeleton, couldn’t help but groan. The mental energy mark he had left on the golden skeleton was being burned away by the Purple Destruction Wind Lightning eye-bloodline flame.
“Don’t even think about it!”
Brother Jiu saw what Zhao Feng was trying to do. Dark flames appeared around his body like dragons and snakes, which then shot toward Zhao Feng.
Zhao Feng’s expression was calm as he continued to completely wipe away the mental energy mark on the golden skeleton.
Within the dimension of his left eye, the size of the lake had already reached 80-90 yards.
Over the last few months, Zhao Feng focused on the Ten Thousand Divine Thoughts Technique in order to train his soul, while also absorbing a large amount of the Ancient Dream Realm aura.
His soul had reached a level only below that of a half-step King’s, but the actual strength of his soul might be even stronger than a normal half-step King’s because of the Ancient Dream Realm aura and the Ten Thousand Divine Thoughts Technique.
Therefore, Zhao Feng had the absolute advantage in terms of soul strength.
On top of that, he was using the Purple Destruction Wind Lightning eye-bloodline flame, which suppressed the Ghost Corpse Dao.
Brother Jiu’s even-stronger attack landed on Zhao Feng, and the surface of the scales on Zhao Feng’s skin became slightly dented, but they quickly recovered.
One had to remember that Zhao Feng not only had the new defensive Water bloodline, he also had another Water bloodline that excelled in defense and recovery to begin with. Thus, even though Brother Jiu’s attack was strong enough to slightly damage Zhao Feng, the latter could recover very quickly.
20%… 30%… 40%….
Zhao Feng’s God’s Spiritual Eye quickly started to destroy the mental energy mark on the golden skeleton. At the same time, he also started using the Dark Heart Seal to try to enslave the golden skeleton.
“A Sovereign Lord skeleton. That means the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array will soon have a leader.”
The skeletal Division Leader within the Ten Thousand Ghost Pearl was filled with excitement. It could sense what was happening outside through the connection of the Dark Heart Seed.
Brother Jiu was as angry as thunder. He summoned his weapon and unleashed even more powerful attacks against Zhao Feng.
However, he realized that his offense was becoming weaker. The Ghost Corpse Cursed Array was slowly devouring his energy and essence.
The youth who cultivated in the Sword Dao turned into a puddle of blood with a scream.
Brother Jiu felt coldness spread across his body.
The strong sense of danger made his face go white. Even though he was fighting back with his Soul techniques, his battle-power decreased to 60-70% of his maximum.
“If I don’t run now, there’ll be no hope.”
Brother Jiu’s scalp tingled as the blue-haired youth in front of him seemed to become a dragon-scaled beast. Although he was a Sovereign Lord, he wasn’t able to harm his opponent at all.
60%… 70%… 80%….
Zhao Feng’s progress became faster and faster.
Brother Jiu lost all courage. Once Zhao Feng was free and had the time to attack, Brother Jiu wasn’t confident he could avoid following in the Sword Dao youth’s footsteps.
This strength of this new Core disciple from the Mystic True Sacred Clan might be comparable to the top ten geniuses.
A thick layer of dark smoke from the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array crushed toward Brother Jiu.
80%… 90%… Done!
Zhao Feng’s Purple Destruction Wind Lightning eye-bloodline flame managed to completely wipe out the mental energy mark on the golden skeleton, and his Dark Heart Seal was about to enslave the skeleton.
Brother Jiu used a secret technique that increased his size, and he managed to barely escape out of the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array’s range.
However, in the next instant, more than a dozen ancient crocodiles and hundreds of fish charged toward him.
Bam! Bam! Boom! Boom!
Brother Jiu did his best to fight his way out.
“Hehe, it’s complete.”
Zhao Feng successfully managed to enslave the golden skeleton with his Dark Heart Seal. His Dark Heart Seal could also be used on non-living existences such as ghost-corpses.
The golden skeleton charged out of the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array and toward Brother Jiu from behind.
Brother Jiu gritted his teeth, and his eyes almost exploded from anger. The Sovereign Lord ghost-corpse he had taken care of for more than a dozen years had been stolen by his opponent instantly, leaving a mark in his heart.
At the same moment:
The other four Core disciples who were facing the crocodiles and fish were killed one after another and their bodies were thrown into the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array.
That scene made Brother Jiu’s body turn cold.
From the beginning, Zhao Feng was fighting on at least three fronts:
One, he controlled the ancient crocodiles and fish to surround the other four Core disciples.
Two, he controlled the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array to suppress the Sword Dao youth.
Three, wiping out the mental energy mark on the golden skeleton while facing Brother Jiu’s attacks.
Of course, the third front was where Zhao Feng spent most of his time and energy.
And now, Zhao Feng was controlling the golden skeleton to charge toward Brother Jiu.
Near the shore, the other Core disciples watched with open mouths and bulging eyes.
“The control of a grandmaster, and his strength is almost comparable to the top ten geniuses of the Sacred Land….”
The female beast tamer’s eyes were filled with shock.
The other geniuses of the Sacred Land watched as Brother Jiu lost his golden skeleton and was then chased by it.
On a hidden hill near the lake, a few Core disciples were gathered together. If Zhao Feng was here, he would recognize that these Core disciples all came from the Mystic True Sacred Clan, and the leader was one of the top ten geniuses – Chen Yilin.
“Brother Chen, that Zhao Feng’s this strong? He defeated Jiu Motai and company single-handedly.”
Jiang Fan said in disbelief.
One had to know that Jiu Motai had reached the middle-stage Great Origin Core Realm and had a Sovereign Lord golden skeleton servant. His strength was almost at the level of the top ten geniuses. Apart from that, the Sword Dao youth also came from a strong sect of the Sacred Land that cultivated the Dao of the Sword, and yet such a team had been defeated by Zhao Feng by himself.
“We’ve underestimated Zhao Feng.”
Chen Yilin had a solemn expression. They had been hiding here to see a good show.
“This means that we can’t help him now and gain an advantage when negotiating with him.”
Another early-stage Great Origin Core Realm genius said.
They had watched as Zhao Feng controlled an army of beasts, and they were originally planning to wait until Zhao Feng needed support so they could help him, giving them more of an advantage when negotiating with him. Zhao Feng’s army of aquatic beasts would play a big part in their plan to conquer the Purple Smoke Lake and reap all its treasures.
Right at this moment:
One of Brother Jiu’s arms was cut off by the golden skeleton in the process of running away.
This was mainly because his strength had decreased to 50-60% after being weakened by the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array, and he was being pestered by the ancient crocodiles and the fish on top of that.
However, Brother Jiu finally managed to escape after paying the price of one arm.
“That Zhao Feng is too strong. He actually managed to kill so many Core disciples.”
“He comes from a three-star superpower and killed them out of self-defense. The two-star sects won’t be able to do anything to him.”
The nearby geniuses were full of wariness and respect toward Zhao Feng. Not only was Zhao Feng strong and decisive, he had the three-star Mystic True Sacred Clan behind his back.
Although Zhao Feng lost a few subordinates in this fight, he had also gained quite a lot.
Adding a Sovereign Lord skeleton to the Ghost Corpse Cursed Array was like adding wings to a tiger.
After resting for an hour, Zhao Feng controlled his army of beasts and replenished some troops.
His army wasn’t just limited to crocodiles and fishes. There were other races as well, such as water snakes.
There were creatures who specialized in offense, defense, detection, assassination… whatever one could think of, it was in the army of beasts.
Half a day later, Zhao Feng’s army numbered seven or eight hundred in total. Over sixty percent of the army was comprised of fish, and the number of ancient crocodiles was around thirty.
Such a force terrified the nearby geniuses.
“That Zhao Feng probably wants to rule the entire Purple Smoke Lake and reap everything here.”
The geniuses near the Purple Smoke Lake did their best to avoid Zhao Feng. They saw what happened to Brother Jiu and company.
Zhao Feng made his massive army gather resources in an orderly fashion, and the amount of treasures in his possession soon increased.
The amount of treasures he gathered in just half a day had already exceeded the wealth of some half-step Void God Realms.
At the same time, the amount of Purple Scaled Grass he had was still increasing.
Zhao Feng counted.
He had currently eaten thirty or forty pieces of Purple Scaled Grass, and the effect was becoming weaker and weaker. However, that was to be expected. It was impossible to increase one’s strength limitlessly with outside help, including the Ancient Dream Realm aura.
Ta! Ta! Ta!
Footsteps stepping on water sounded. Che Yilin and three or four other Core disciples started to walk toward Zhao Feng.
“Junior Martial Brother Zhao.”
Chen Yilin spoke with a smile.
Zhao Feng controlled the army of beasts and made them open a path so that Chen Yilin and company could get closer.
He wasn’t too wary of the other disciples from the Mystic True Sacred Clan. Before they even entered the Demigod Forgotten Garden, the Regulations Elder had already given the order that the clan’s disciples shouldn’t fight with each other.
“Brother Chen, is there something you need?”
Zhao Feng smiled as his eyes glanced over Chen Yilin and Jiang Fan.
Jiang Fan felt slightly awkward but didn’t say anything. Life was such; back at the Void Ocean Spiritual Palace, neither of them thought that they would one day compete or work with each other in the Demigod Forgotten Garden.
“Junior Martial Brother Zhao,” Chen Yilin remained humble, “although your army of beasts is strong, it’s still not enough to gather the true treasures in the depths of the Purple Smoke Lake. You have to know that there are still the legendary mermaids in the depths of the Purple Smoke Lake, and there are even existences at the Void God Realm….”