Chapter 606: The Strange Evil Energy
“Go back? My application passed, and I traveled a long distance to get to Greatsword Mountain. I will not accept you turning me back!” An injured genius said with his face beet red.
The golden masked man turned towards the genius youth and did not say a word. Suddenly, a swift and forceful sinister aura passed through the mask and surged forward. It was as if a pair of cold and sinister eyes was staring right at that genius.
This genius’ eyes immediately turn glazed, and when the glazed blankness left his eyes, his eyes were transfixed with terror.
Interacting with that strange energy made him feel like he had a near death experience. He did not dare speak a single word.
“I… I’ll be leaving now… right now… ” The youth muttered with a face as white as a sheet.
When the other indignant people saw this genius’ actions, they could vaguely guess what had happened. Although they remained disgruntled, they did not dare to protest.
They had spent a lot of effort to join the Heavenly Dao Union, but now, they had been sent packing the moment they arrived at the peak of Greatsword Mountain. It was very difficult for them to accept it…
And at this moment, Yi Yun slowly stood up.
He quietly looked at the masked man and narrowed his eyes.
He had already open his energy vision. He could completely perceive that evil energy.
He previously believed that the evil energy was lurking in the golden-masked man’s Dantian, and it would slowly feed on his vitality. However, it would be several hundred years later before it would really do anything.
But now, by the looks of it, that was not the case!
In the energy vision, Yi Yun could clearly see that the evil energy had rooted itself deep in the golden-masked man’s brain.
In a sense, the evil energy was already in control of the masked man’s soul sea. Once it acted up, the masked man might be controlled by the evil energy.
As if sensing Yi Yun’s gaze, the masked man turned to look at Yi Yun.
The cold but empty expression from the golden mask gave people an inexplicable sense of horror.
“Is there anyone else who is unconvinced?” The golden-masked man’s gaze landed on Yi Yun.
With the “Star Transference Heaven Changing Book”, Yi Yun did not possess a single flaw in his disguise.
The golden masked man could not see through Yi Yun, but Yi Yun could see through the other with his energy vision!
He was surprised to find a familiar face underneath the mask…
Shen Tu Nantian!?
Yi Yun’s pupils constricted. His first reaction was that it was impossible!
In the Great Empress realm, he had killed Shen Tu Nantian with his own hands. How could a dead person rise from the dead?
Yi Yun had confirmed that Shen Tu Nantian was dead.
Rising from the dead was impossible even for the Blood Moon!
Yi Yun suddenly realized something. He had a vague feeling that the person in front of him only had the same looks as Shen Tu Nantian, however, the air he gave off was completely different.
As Yi Yun were sworn enemies with Shen Tu Nantian, Yi Yun knew Shen Tu Nantian very well. It was easy to change one’s looks, but it was much harder to change one’s aura.
Hence, the top grade disguise techniques required one to change one’s aura.
Of course, the “Star Transference Heaven Changing Book” far exceeded such a category.
“He might not be Shen Tu Nantian, but yet, he looks exactly like Shen Tu Nantian. Could it be that a soul is possessing Shen Tu Nantian’s corpse?”
When Yi Yun thought of this possibility, he realized that even a small mole that Shen Tu Nantian had was on the same spot as the person in front of him, so clearly this was Shen Tu Nantian’s body. And with the evil energy residing in his body, it gave this theory greater weight.
The soul that had possessed Shen Tu Nantian’s body did not sense the presence of the evil energy. By foolishly possessing it, it had become influenced by the evil energy!
And Yi Yun could only think of two people who could possess Shen Tu Nantian. They were the two Blood Moon members who had entered the Great Empress with the swarthy youth. They were Yin specters, so it would be very common to change their bodies!
With all these indicators, Yi Yun had already guessed what had happened.
However, Yi Yun did not know what sort of strange transformations the evil energy had undergone. Why did it grow so much in just a few years?
Yi Yun hesitated slightly as he sank his perception into the Purple Crystal. He activated the Purple Crystal’s vision to its limits as he probed deep into the origins of the evil energy’s transformation.
And at this moment…
The evil energy that had pervaded the masked man’s soul sea seemed to receive a stimulation as it suddenly shrunk!
From this contraction, Yi Yun realized that the evil energy had split into numerous filaments and it had infiltrated the entire soul sea of the masked man.
Now, all the filaments were being withdrawn.
These filaments were extremely thin, like hyphae. And the evil energy was like a parasitic mushroom. It spread out its numerous hyphae, deep into the masked man’s soul sea, and it absorbed his energy without a trace!
Upon realizing this, Yi Yun felt a chill. This scene was indeed eerie!
The evil energy very quickly shrunk into a ball.
It had become very alert.
Yi Yun understood that it had sensed the existence of the Purple Crystal when he probed it with his energy vision.
The Purple Crystal was the nemesis of all energy.
The Purple Crystal was the arch enemy of such an evil energy. Just sensing a tiny bit of it was like a mouse encountering a cat. This was a repression that came from a survival instinct.
However, Yi Yun had only used his energy vision to probe it. The aura that came from the Purple Crystal was still too veiled. The evil energy had still not evolved into a living organism. It only had its instincts, but no intelligence. When the Purple Crystal’s repression disappeared, the evil energy slowly restored itself to its original calm state.
Soon after, it silently stretched its energy filaments out and with an extremely slow speed, spread them throughout the masked man’s soul sea.
And throughout all this, the masked man did not seem to discover any of this!
The cold and eerie masked man and the evil energy that resided in his soul sea.
One was animating a corpse, while the other was lodged deep in the soul sea, silently devouring energy. This combination gave one the chills.
At this moment, the golden masked man’s gaze had moved away from Yi Yun.
With no one daring to object, the masked man sneered, “Very good.”
The tall and short duo behind the masked man understood his intentions. They walked towards the square with a smile hanging on their faces. They checked the injuries of the people present. Anyone who was injured by the Yuan Qi blast would be sent down Greatsword Mountain, no matter how minor the wound was!
Those geniuses that were eliminated were sent down the platform with resignation and a sense of indignant.
They had came here in high spirits, but now, it was more humiliating than those whose applications had failed.
“Now, all those who are still standing on the platform, you have passed the test and you can formally join the Heavenly Dao Union. However, don’t assume that you can sit back and relax. In the world of desolate beasts, only the strongest desolate beasts have the right to enjoy the best food. In the world of us warriors, in the Heavenly Dao Union, we follow the same principle.”