Chapter 962: Nine Palatial Array
Yi Yun arrived in front of the large door and he looked up. On the door, there were runes of all shapes and sizes. Instantly, the runes flew off the bronze door like a flock of birds and swarmed Yi Yun.
The runes did not take on the shape of Ancient Fey or anything similar. They maintained their most primitive forms as they surrounded Yi Yun, like they wanted to tear Yi Yun to pieces.
“These are all runic patterns and they combine together into something like a maze. But as long as the flaws in it can be discovered, it can slowly be cracked open.”
With this thought in mind, Yi Yun gently tapped the runic patterns as ripples began appearing. Yi Yun was searching for a way to crack the array formation.
With Yi Yun’s taps, the flying runic patterns came to a stop, and after five minutes, the core rune was destroyed by Yi Yun, shattering the entire array formation.
The bronze door opened, giving him access, but Yi Yun frowned slightly.
The assessment was part of Felicitous Rain Lord’s in-name disciple recruitment. From the beginning, Yi Yun did not care about the spot of an in-name disciple. If he could only become an in-name disciple of a Divine Lord, he would rather stay in the Luo clan.
But now, the difficulty of the assessment was so high?
This was just the first obstacle in the first assessment. It did not pose any problems for him, but many others would probably be eliminated immediately.
As Yi Yun had such thoughts in mind, he walked into the palatial hall behind the bronze door.
Upon entering the palatial hall, all sorts of chaotic scenes inundated his mind.
An illusion array!
Yi Yun was very familiar with such scenes.
An illusion array not only resulted in simple confusion, it could also kill people, trap them to their deaths, or even completely wear down a warrior’s will. The terrifying highlight of an illusion array was that even if one struggled to snap out of the illusions or realize that one was stuck in an illusion array, they would still not be able to avoid the effects, eventually failing to extricate themselves from the situation.
As for Yi Yun, this problem obviously did not exist. He immediately produced his Sword of the Will from his soul sea.
Kacha! The world in front of him shattered completely. Before the illusions even appeared, they were already diced into fragments.
Having cultivated in the Primordial Space for eighteen years, Yi Yun’s mental mind had already undergone a transformation. His will had evolved, producing a Sword of the Will. It was not difficult for him to crack an illusion array at all.
However, this was only for Yi Yun. Through that attack, Yi Yun managed to probe the strength of the illusion array as well. He knew very well that if it were any other person, even if it were warriors at Nongyue or Ye Yi’s level, they would probably spend quite a bit of time in it.
The difficulty of the assessment was higher than he expected.
With this thought in mind, Yi Yun walked out of the palace, and after that, it was a void of nothingness. Immediately following that, the space around him began to cave in towards him. Soon, it formed a long corridor, and at the end of the corridor, there was another large bronze door!
It was almost an identical scene, and Yi Yun immediately understood what had happened.
Demon Defying Bead, Nine Palatial Array!
He must have finished one of the palatial halls, and if he wasn’t wrong, there were nine such palatial halls, thus giving it its name.
To complete the array, he needed to go through all nine palatial halls.
Previously, Song Wuchen had mentioned that he himself created the Nine Palatial Array.
Song Wuchen was using an array that he created to test all of the elites present!
If the Nine Palatial Array truly had nine palatial halls, Yi Yun felt that he would be silly to really trudge through each level.
They were both members of the younger generation and Song Wuchen was only an in-name disciple of Felicitous Rain Lord, one that Yi Yun wouldn’t have troubles becoming. Did the other nine thousand people, including himself, have to clear level after level of the array formation of Song Wuchen’s own creation, according to his wishes?
Yi Yun did not like being staged unless it was an elder of his.
Then, was it possible to crack the Nine Palatial Array in one fell swoop instead of clearing one palatial hall after another?
With this thought in mind, Yi Yun arrived in front of the second palatial hall’s door.
The runes on the door were even stronger and more complex than the first.
“Oh? This difficulty… ”
Yi Yun’s eyebrows pricked up. He reckoned that the second palatial hall’s difficulty was 30% higher than the first!
If this trend persisted, the third palatial hall would have its difficulty rise by another 30%, and by the ninth palatial hall, the difficulty would have increased multifold.
Then, it would not be easy to crack the array formation of the nine palatial halls, even for Yi Yun.
Even if he could crack it, it would consume a great deal of energy, time and stamina.
“Finishing the nine palatial halls will probably take a day or two. To think that the first assessment by Song Wuchen would last so long, and that’s for me. If the others are experiencing the same difficulty, the number of people that can clear this level will probably be countable with one’s fingers, ignoring the time and effort to do so.”
“Could it be that the others are experiencing a difficulty different from mine, or does Song Wuchen plan on using one round of assessment to select the in-name disciple?”
As Yi Yun pondered over the matter, he frowned.
He did not wish to waste one or two days of energy and effort to crack Song Wuchen’s array formation.
Song Wuchen was just at the Dao Manifestation realm. How profound could an array formation, that he created, be?
Yi Yun had seen the Pure Yang Sword Palace’s array formations, the God Advent Tower’s array formations, as well as the world created by the long-haired man in the Fey God Stone.
There were so many profound array formations, Dao patterns, and laws that Yi Yun did not have the time to ponder over, so how could it be possible for him to willingly waste time researching Song Wuchen’s array formation? Furthermore, if he expended his stamina and became Felicitous Rain Lord’s in-name disciple, it would affect his performance when he challenged the right to be Felicitous Rain Lord’s personal disciple.
It was best to crack the array formation once and for all!
With this thought in mind, Yi Yun was in no hurry to enter the second palatial hall. He began to follow the path towards the second door.
On careful thought, with about nine thousand people undertaking the assessment, even if a large number of them were trying to fish in troubled waters, or they were riff-raff that lacked any true strength, the number was still a force to be reckoned with. There were also people like Chi Zhuiyun and Tianya Haoyue. How could Song Wuchen alone, with his Dao Manifestation realm cultivation level, be able to use an array formation to maintain an assessment for nine thousand people?
Even if Song Wuchen was an array formation master, due to the limitations of his cultivation level and nine thousand people trying to simultaneously crack his array, it would have cracked with a simple prod from everyone! For it not to crack, then it could only be the…
Demon Defying Bead!
Yi Yun finally understood the situation. The Demon Defying Bead was a treasure bestowed to Song Wuchen by Felicitous Rain Lord. Yi Yun was able to use the God Advent Tower to withstand Daoist You Ming’s strike, so it was not surprising that Song Wuchen could use the Demon Defying Bead to test nine thousand people with an array formation simultaneously.
“I just need to sever the connection between the Nine Palatial Array and the Demon Defying Bead.”
With this thought in mind, Yi Yun closed his eyes and he activated his energy vision.
Instantly, the runic patterns around him disappeared. In Yi Yun’s vision, there were only the flow trajectories of Origins energy. He began to search the chaotic energy for the energy nodes between the Nine Palatial Array and the Demon Defying Bead…