Chapter 1406: Life-risking Strike
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
Li Yunshang heard a strange sound as he stood on the platform and was instantly stunned.
Many guests turned towards the sound in shock.
They saw a sword-wielding man standing there with bloodshot eyes. He was glaring angrily at Li Yunshang!
Li Yunshang's heart thudded when he identified the person. He gave a look of surprise. "Is that...Wang Mu?"
Everyone immediately realized that Li Yunshang knew the man. They were just unsure why the man appeared to have a vendetta against Li Yunshang.
Wang Mu spoke out at that moment with a voice full of hate. Even the sword in his hand trembled due to his agitation. "Li Yunshang!"
Wang Mu's eyes landed on his wife, Yuan Ling.
However, Yuan Ling did not respond to her husband's voice. This pained Wang Mu even more!
"Who is this person?"
"It seems like he is here to cause trouble?"
Many guests watched the scene play out in amusement.
No one expected the Li family's dual cultivation matrimonial ceremony to be such a show.
Everyone watched Li Yunshang for a reaction while Wang Mu glared at him with eyes filled with hatred.
But at that moment, Li Yunshang let out a chuckle as the corner of his mouth curled up. He looked at Wang Mu with contemptuous eyes.
Wang Mu? He was nothing but an ant to Li Yunshang. His appearance would in no way threaten Li Yunshang.
But at that moment, Wang Mu's aura suddenly surged as he shot straight at the first level's platform like a released arrow.
Wang Mu's body suffused a faint sanguine aura. He was all in, burning his blood essence to deliver this strike.
On the first level's platform, there were the Martial Numinous clan Elders, Song Rainsong, Haogu, and company. However, none of them reacted to Wang Mu's sudden attack.
Li Yunshang sneered and looked at Wang Mu as though he was a retard.
"Like a moth darting into the flames. What an overestimation of your strength." Li Yunshang waved his hand as a blast of Yuan Qi surged at Wang Mu like a tempest. It was as though he was swatting a fly.
But at that moment, an ancient talisman suddenly appeared in Wang Mu's hand. It looked very old and it effused a boundless and profound aura.
Li Yunshang's heart skipped a beat when he saw the talisman.
"Oh? This is…"
But by then, it was too late. Wang Mu let out an angry bellow as he spat a mouthful of blood essence onto the talisman. Instantly, the talisman produced an intense beam of light.
Wang Mu drew upon the pain and humiliation that he suffered over the past few years, and channeled it all into this one strike.
"Go to hell!"
There was a gigantic explosion as Wang Mu was thrown back by the blast of energy. His face looked pale and his lips had lost their color. He had given up a great deal of his lifeblood.
However, his eyes were staring intently at the center of the explosion as though he was hoping to see through the Yuan Qi storms and discern what was happening inside the array formation.
However, Wang Mu was struck by what he found. His eyes revealed a look of disappointment and sadness.
The Yuan Qi storms slowly dissipated, revealing an undamaged array formation. Even Li Yunshang was standing motionlessly in the middle of the array formation.
However, there was a screen of light that phased in and out of existence around the array formation. This screen of light was one with the array formation. The Yuan Qi that powered it came surging in from all corners of the ancestral grounds.
Although Wang Mu had used his trump card, his talisman proved useless against the protective screen of light. The entire ancestral ground's Yuan Qi was constantly being harvested and employed by the array formation in what seemed like an endless stream. How could it be destroyed by a mere talisman?
Wang Mu gave a disheartened look when he saw the outcome.
And at that moment, Li Jiuxiao extended his hand and grabbed the faltering Wang Mu. Then, Wang Mu was thrown to the corner of the array formation where his entire body was sealed.
He was situated very close to Yuan Ling.
However, Yuan Ling, who was still being controlled by the Mind Loss Gu, did not even give him so much as a glance.
"Yuan…" Wang Mu wanted to speak but he realized that all his meridians had been sealed. He had even been robbed of his ability to speak.
All he had was a mouth that had lost its worth.
At that moment, Li Yunshang's disdainful laughter rang out. "Wang Mu, I never expected you to come to my dual cultivation matrimonial ceremony to personally congratulate me."
Upon hearing Li Yunshang's words, Wang Mu nearly crushed his teeth from clenching them.
As for Li Yunshang, he wore a carefree smile. Although Wang Mu was nothing but an ant to him, he had to enjoy having one more person there to witness his success.
Especially that Yi Yun. He had attempted to save Wang Mu's family and even tried to rescue Yuan Ling. A rush of happiness filled Li Yunshang's heart when he noted that Yi Yun had failed. After all, Wang Mu was slumped to the ground like a wretch.
"Although you specially paid me a visit, I do not have the time to entertain you. The array formation has already been activated. Why don't you stay there and enjoy the ceremony?" The corners of Li Yunshang's suffused a heinous smile.
Wang Mu's eyes turned red. He had a mouth that could not be used and his body was immobile. However, if he had even the slightest strength to move, even if it were only his mouth, he would definitely bite Li Yunshang and never let go!
And at that moment, Wang Mu looked around him.
He still remembered what Yi Yun had said to him. However, his attack against Li Yunshang had been ineffective. What could Yi Yun against such a powerful array formation?
Wang Mu wallowed, for they were finished. He did not want Yi Yun to expose himself now. Although he and Yuan Ling would suffer a tragic fate, he did not wish to implicate Yi Yun…
Li Yunshang stood in the middle of the array formation and spread out his arms. All the Yuan Qi in the ancestral ground seemed to surge towards the array formation. It produced a whistling sound as the raven-black light transformed into a vortex that centered itself in the middle of the array.
As for Li Yunshang, he was standing in the middle of the vortex. He could sense potent energies surround him. And on the seven array nodes were the seven women he meticulously selected. Their heartbeats, lifeblood, talent—everything—was his for the taking thanks to the array formation.
As long as he clenched his fingers, all their cultivation and Yuan Qi would surge into his body, re-tempering his mortal leg. It could even uplift his talent to a brand new level, improving his cultivation level further.
Upon thinking of this, Li Yunshang could not control himself any longer. This feeling was more intoxicating than engaging in dual cultivation sex with these women. He let the feeling overwhelm him as he extended his fingers to connect to the array formation's controlling nodes before slowly drawing at them.
He saw the guests looking at him.
"Watch, watch everyone. I will soon make a comeback and rise to an even higher level. Yi Yun, I have to thank you for being a blessing in disguise!" Li Yunshang could not help but laugh when he thought of it.
However, just as Li Yunshang was about to relax his body and mind, in preparation to welcome the energy that was as perfected as fine wine, his expression suddenly changed as he gave a look of puzzlement.
Why did the energy entering his body feel wrong?