The Records Of The Human Emperor Chapter 1488
Chapter 1488: Close At Hand
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
Wang Chong and the Lone Silence Ancestor charged forward, but they were too late. As mud and stones spread through the underground river, the pair were forced to stop.
"How could this happen!?"
The Lone Silence Ancestor nastily scowled.
The battle in the underground palace had actually affected the river, blocking their path. This was something that he had not imagined at the beginning.
"Bastard! We can only force our way through!" the Lone Silence Ancestor said.
He turned his head and looked behind him, his eyes erupting with fighting intent.
Even if they won this battle, it would create many problems for them later on, but there was nothing to be done.
But just when the Lone Silence Ancestor had resolved himself to fight with the men in black, he heard an enormous splash and felt a vast aura that was equal to the third bamboo hat man.
Sensing two new auras rapidly approaching them caused Wang Chong and the Lone Silence Ancestor to pale.
The Psychic Seal laid down by the Origin Immortal Lord was still present in the underground river.
Although the Lone Silence Ancestor did not have the immense amount of Psychic Energy that Wang Chong had, his Gonggong Divine Art fused him together with the river. In certain aspects, he was even more sensitive to shifts in the river than Wang Chong.
"It's the other two bamboo hat men!"
Wang Chong felt his heart sink.
The eyes couldn't see anything in the darkness of the underground river, but Wang Chong could clearly sense a vast danger approaching.
Even if Wang Chong and the Lone Silence Ancestor couldn't defeat one bamboo hat man, they could at least put up a fight. But with the three bamboo hat men gathered together with all their subordinates in their halfLu Wu and Black Flame Asura forms, the pair simply didn't have the power.
As the sound of splashing water got closer and closer, Wang Chong and the Lone Silence Ancestor turned grim.
"Young Master Wang, it will be difficult for this incident to turn out well. I'm better in the water, so I'll do my best to hold them down while you try to escape," the Lone Silence Ancestor sternly said, a certain resolve taking form in his mind.
Wang Chong suddenly extended a hand and stopped the Lone Silence Ancestor. At the same time, countless thoughts were going through his mind.
The Lone Silence Ancestor stared in shock at Wang Chong.
There was no time to do anything, and those three bamboo hat men were extremely powerful. In such narrow confines, there was no way they could hide from them.
Battle was their only option.
The Lone Silence Ancestor couldn't think of any sort of plan that Wang Chong might have to help the two of them escape this disaster.
The boulder behind them had blocked up the river and could not be taken care of in a short period of time. By the time they did so, the men in black would have already caught up.
Wang Chong said nothing, the expression in his eyes growing graver and graver. All kinds of ideas took form in his mind, but the time available to him was truly limited.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the underground river
The third bamboo hat man was traveling through the water in the form of a serpent dragon, but when he sensed the two immense energies behind him, he stopped and frowned.
A few moments later, the other two bamboo hat men and their followers arrived.
The third bamboo hat man gazed at his two comrades and asked, "What's going on? Weren't you supposed to stay up there?"
The bamboo hat leader stopped and sternly said, "Seizing the Origin Immortal Art is his mission, not ours. What we should be doing is catching that brat. You all know what will happen if we fail this mission!"
The third bamboo hat man instantly understood.
The two of them were moving on their own without obtaining the approval of their lord, but given the situation this was probably the only thing the three of them could do.
"That's true! We can't bear the price of failure!" the third bamboo hat man said.
"Where's the brat?" the bamboo hat leader asked.
"I haven't found him yet, but there's no need to worry. We'll find him soon. This river is only so large! He can't have gotten far!"
The bamboo hat trio and all the men in black swiftly advanced, a sharp gleam in their eyes.
While advancing, the trio carefully searched their surroundings, leaving no stone unturned. Fifty meters, forty meters, thirty meters the group was getting closer and closer to the location of Wang Chong and the Lone Silence Ancestor.
For a moment, it seemed like the waters of the river had frozen.
Danger was imminent, a fierce battle set to occur at any moment, and given the abilities of Wang Chong and the Lone Silence Ancestor, it was bound to be an extremely dangerous one.
At this moment, Wang Chong pulled the Lone Silence Ancestor backward, into a crevice in the wall.
"Senior, please do as I say. Unless it's absolutely necessary, don't attack!"
Above this underground river was an extremely tough metal ore vein, but this was not the case for the other directions.
Wang Chong and the Lone Silence Ancestor were completely capable of immersing their bodies in the walls to hide themselves.
"Young Master what are you doing?!"
The Lone Silence Ancestor's eyes went wide in shock.
How could it be possible to deceive these powerful experts at such a close distance? If not for Wang Chong's cold and calm expression, the Lone Silence Ancestor would have wondered if Wang Chong had gone mad from the danger.
"Senior, listen to me and do as I say. If my method isn't effective, we can still try the attack," Wang Chong sternly said, as if knowing what the Lone Silence Ancestor was thinking.
After a few moments of silence, the Lone Silence Ancestor clenched his teeth and nodded.
"But this is still far from enough"
The Lone Silence Ancestor looked around and quickly noticed some large rocks that had fallen into the river. He opened his hand and had a stream of water pile these millstone-sized rocks in front of the pair. These rocks became a barrier that further concealed them.
Wang Chong nodded in approval.
The Lone Silence Ancestor truly did possess abundant experience. He had been planning to ask the Lone Silence Ancestor to do exactly this, but the Lone Silence Ancestor had done so without prompting.
"Now let's see if this move will work!"
A moment later, as the Lone Silence Ancestor watched in surprise, he erupted with Psychic Energy.
Unlike before, he gathered the tangible Psychic Energy and had it wrap around their hiding spot, merging it with the wall.
After doing this, the Psychic Energy began to turn dark and heavy.
The Lone Silence Ancestor was rather confused at first, not knowing what Wang Chong was up to, but when he saw the Psychic Energy starting to transform, eventually becoming like steel, he suddenly paled in shock.
"How could this be?!"
The metal tube that Wang Chong had shaped his Psychic Energy into was actually identical to the Psychic Seal left by the Origin Immortal Lord.
In addition, Wang Chong's Psychic Energy was continuing to retract, closing around the pair and the rocks that concealed them.
One second later, Wang Chong was still Wang Chong, but to the Lone Silence Ancestor's senses, he was slowly turning into a rock.
The Lone Silence Ancestor had lived many years in the martial arts world and had seen all kinds of abilities and bizarre martial arts. But he had never seen someone like Wang Chong, able to use Psychic Energy to imitate stone and make himself exude the same aura as natural objects.
The Lone Silence Ancestor knew that he would also appear like a rock to the senses of others.
Incredible! I didn't think that his Psychic Energy was this strong.
The Lone Silence Ancestor was deeply stunned. This level of Psychic Energy proficiency was not something he had believed possible.
Understanding Wang Chong's aim, he immediately sealed off all his pores and restrained his energy. He truly became like a rock that was embedded into the cave wall.
Their surroundings soon fell silent.
The only sound around them was the surging of the river.
In the distance, water splashed as three immense energies began to approach.
Surrounded by storms of energy, the three bamboo hat men arrived. The mood in the underground river instantly became tense.
"The path ahead has been blocked!"
"They can't have gone far!"
"Carefully search the area! They must be here!"
The three bamboo hat men floated on the river, their eyes bright and cold. The bamboo hat leader floated above the river, his bamboo hat only half a foot from the ceiling. The other two stood on the surface, their feet firmly planted on the water.
Time seemed to grind to a halt.
The three of them scanned the area, and behind the rocks, Wang Chong and the Lone Silence Ancestor had closed their eyes, becoming like statues.
Their minds, however, were extremely tense.