Chapter 205 - Within
The pair of crystal blue eyes scanned the area where Zhao Feng was. Strands of mental energy extended like a spider web.
Zhao Feng felt the ground below him shake and shatter suddenly, becoming an abyss. In the air, several fireballs, that weighed several tons, flew at him. The destruction they could cause could even threaten the lives of those at the True Spirit Realm.
In front of life and death a green glow appeared in Zhao Feng’s left eyeball and the azure light in the dimension of his left eye spun quicker.
Zhao Feng took a deep breath as the illusion in front of him shattered. His back was covered in cold sweat.
The hooded figure’s illusion had almost caused Zhao Feng to fall for it.
One had to know, even the Illusion Fox, whose forte was illusions, couldn’t affect Zhao Feng.
“No! It isn’t just a simple illusion, it’s also a mental energy attack. If my left eye didn’t dissolve the attack, I would have been mentally injured, which is even more terrifying than being physically injured… ”
Zhao Feng started to analyse the attack of the hooded figure just then.
His opponent was efficient at utilising mental energy and the illusions that he created were almost real.
At this moment, Zhao Feng had a clear estimate of the hooded figures strength. The latter was at the 7th Sky of the Ascended Realm at least and his mental energy was comparable to the True Spirit Realm.
“Was it just me?”
The hooded figure had a questioning look on his face. He was extremely confident in his instincts - it was an ability that those who trained in the mental energy had.
He had sent an illusion into that area just then, but there was no response.
Even someone at the 7th Sky of the Ascended Realm would be injured when they faced this attack.
“The hooded figure shouldn’t be able to see me.” Zhao Feng let out a breath.
Without a doubt, the Yin Shadow Cloak was an Inheritance grade treasure. At night, the invisibility effect doubled and it allowed his figure to fully merge in the darkness.
Furthermore, Zhao Feng had just used all his bloodline power then and he had activated the invisibility power to the max.
At this critical moment, a small grey cat jumped onto the tree.
Zhao Feng’s heart literally stopped and he cursed within his heart. That little thieving cat - why did he have to come out now?
The little thieving cat smiled and it faced the hooded figure.
“Hmm? A cat that knows invisibility? What species is it?” The hooded figure was curious.
The little thieving cat merged into the darkness and it disappeared.
What the fuck?
The cat can turn invisibleas well!?
Zhao Feng was dazed, but thinking about it, cat’s were nocturnal and the little thieving cat had a mysterious background.
The little thieving cat appeared on a big tree ten yards away from the hooded figure.
“This cats pretty interesting, maybe it has a special bloodline… ”
The hooded figure decided to catch the cat. The little thieving cat smiled and spat out a bronze coin from its mouth.
The coin was thrown into the air by the cat and it kept on spinning before landing back onto its paw.
“Isn’t that the treasure that the cat swallowed during the trial?” Zhao Feng stared at the bronze coin.
The hooded figure didn’t seem to understand what the little thieving cat was doing, but he could see the little thieving cat’s gloating expression.
He suddenly exclaimed and turned around.
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A red light flew from the opposite side of the ancient temple. At that instant, the aura of the True Spirit Realm caused limitless beings to tremble in fear.
True Spirit Realm aura!
The hooded figure couldn’t care any less about the weird cat now because the aura had locked onto him.
The little thieving cat swallowed the coin into its stomach before sitting on the tree, ready to watch a show.
The red light soon came to a stop midair, and it dissipated revealing a red robed elder and a red haired youth, who was around seventeen to eighteen years old.
“Master! It was here! Disciple, I, was calculated by them here!” The red haired youth pointed at the hooded figure.
The hooded figure laughed coldly as his crystal blue eyes swept over them, sending a transparent wave.
The red robed elder’s eyebrows furrowed and he was able to block this attack, but the youth next to him screamed.
The red robed elder immediately protected the youth and he sent a red sandstorm at the hooded figure.
Instantly, the ground was scorched black. The hooded figure panicked and retreated, obviously unable to counter a cultivator at the True Spirit Realm.
If he was hit by that energy head on, he would still die, even if he had reached the peak 7th Sky of the Ascended realm.
The hooded figure spat out a mouthful of blood and he retreated inside the illusion array.
“Hmph! So you’re from the ‘Ancient Shrine’. Being a member of the Thirteen Clan’s, why did you attack Hong’er?”
The red robed elder fed the youth a Spiritual pill and then he entered the ancient temple. From the current situation, it seemed that the the forces from within the ancient temple had not only attacked those from the Broken Moon Clan, they had also fought nearby factions.
The red haired youth had reached the 5th Sky of the Ascended realm and he would be placed top five within the Broken Moon Clan.
During the chaos, Zhao Feng had lept onto a hundred yards tall tree. Standing on top of the tree, Zhao Feng could see the situation inside the illusion array.
The red robed elder was ambushed several times, but because he was at the True Spirit Realm, he instantly slew five to six people.
Those that were slain were all at the 5th Sky of the Ascended Realm at least and they were killed in one move.
“That is the power of the True Spirit Realm!”
Zhao Feng clucked his tongue.
“Zhe zhe, an Elder of the Silver Moon Clan is indeed formidable, but can’t you see the ‘Heart Controlling seed’ in the youth?” The hooded figure laughed evilly.
“What!? Heart Controlling seed?”
The expression of the red robed elder changed dramatically.
A short knife stabbed into the red robed elder’s chest. It was the red haired youth.
“Hong’er, you… ”
The red robed elder cried out and he sent the youth flying with a surge of True Force. The former then immediately roared: “As long as I kill whoever put the Heart Controlling seed on Hong’er, he can regain his freedom.”
On top of the tree, Zhao Feng’s thoughts spun.
The red robed elder belonged to the Silver Moon Clan, one of the clans participating in the Three Clan Party. Whereas the hooded figure belonged to the Ancient Shrine, another faction of the Thirteen Clans.
Just at this moment, the situation in the ancient temple changed.
A silver striped blood corpse stepped out of the ancient temple.
The silver striped blood corpse had a cold aura and its eyes were blood red. It released an aura that was even more powerful than the hooded figure.
“It’s him! The Blood Corpse Protector!”
Zhao Feng’s heart skipped a beat as he saw this.
The silver striped blood corpse was the one that he had met in the Scarlet Moon Cave. At that time, the corpse was extremely weak since it had just awaken, but even then, it had almost killed Zhao Feng and co.
Now, the Blood Corpse Protector had recovered it strength back to the half step True Spirit Realm at least and its body was extremely powerful.
It took a direct hit from the red robed elder and still charged forward. The corpses’ body was incredibly hard and it could even block the attacks from someone at the True Spirit Realm.
The hooded figure stood from afar and it kept on using mental energy attacks to disrupt and intere.
“But even so, it’s hard to defeat someone at the True Spirit Realm.” Zhao Feng analysed.
And indeed, the two didn’t plan on winning. Instead, they retreated bit by bit and they were soon able to retreat to the ancient palace.
The red robed elder and youth immediately followed them.
A weird thing happened.
The instance everyone stepped into the ancient temple, everything went quiet.
It was like the red robed elder and youth had been devoured by a beast.
Zhao Feng felt the power of mental energy within the temple.
The red robed elder and youth walked out of the temple expressionlessly and they left.
It was as if nothing had happened.
“Far too queer.” Zhao Feng’s heart shook.
He took a deep breath before circulating his left eye to the max. He then looked through the entrance and could see the current situation within.
Inside the temple.
Both the hooded figure and blood corpse protector had injuries. This was especially so for the blood corpse protector, its bones had almost fallen off. If it was someone else at the half-True Spirit realm, they probably would’ve died already.
In the middle of the hall was a futon that had a lifeless skeleton sitting on top of it. However, the sockets of the skeleton contained two dark red flames.
Zhao Feng instinctively turned his left eye away from looking at it.
The lights in the skeleton’s eyes became darker and darker, like it was getting weaker.
“No wonder the Great Lord is one of the 12 Division Leader’s. Even in such a weak state, he’s still able to control someone at the True Spirit Realm.”
Inside the hooded figure’s eyes were deep respect.
A voice came from within the skeleton: “It’s only someone at the first rank of the True Spirit Realm, the ‘True Human rank’. I’ve slain limitless ants like him in the past. The two of you played a part in weakening him, allowing me to finally control him. Now, I need half a month's rest.”
Although Zhao Feng couldn’t hear what they were saying, he still felt chilled.
“Division Leader, this place is probably not safe anyway. Us expanding too fast has probably caught the attention of the thirteen Clans.” The Blood Corpse Protector said worriedly.
“That’s right, but before this… ”
A red light suddenly shot out of the skeleton’s eye sockets.
Zhao Feng, who was standing on top of the tree felt his mind burn, as if something had been stuck on to him.
“Wuyou, you go outside and capture that brat. I’ve already set a ‘Ghost Mark’ on him. Only you can sense it and have the remaining strength to kill him.” The mysterious skeleton said.
The little thieving cat suddenly jumped back into the interspatial bracelet.
“The mission has been completed, run!”
The dark grey cloak behind Zhao Feng shook and like lightning, Zhao Feng sped off into the darkness.
“Brat, you won’t be able to run away.”
The hooded figure’s blue eyes locked onto Zhao Feng.