Thunder Martial Chapter 65 - Conspiracy and Breakthrough
Zi Chen felt his stomach nearing its limits. Just as he thought it would explode, his heart suddenly lurched. A ferocious attraction force suddenly appeared as his heart forcefully sucked in all the energy within Zi Chen's stomach like a dark, bottomless pit. Within a few breaths, Zi Chen's bloated stomach began to slowly deflate.
A crisis that had almost gotten Zi Chen exploded has been resolved. Under the throbbing of his heart, the crisis was lightly dispelled.
Meanwhile, on the outside, the snake which was feebly struggling had calmed down. The waves surged and droplets of water drizzling down made it sound like it was raining.
The snake's energy source had been consumed by Zi Chen bit by bit. With a final swallow, where the snake's gallbladder should have been was now completely empty. Not a thread of energy remained.
At the same time, the previously lively snake drew its last breath with the disappearance of its energy source. It floated towards the surface of the lake.
It's stopped moving again!
What the hell's going on, the snake stopped again.
Ling Xue and Su Mengyao stared fixedly at the snake. Noting that it was still, their faces great changed. Despite their desire for the snake to move in their hearts, the snake did not move an inch.
At this moment, the fight within the valley was nearing its end. Numerous humans had perished along with the ferocious beasts. The thick smell of blood was suffocating. A group of cultivators had killed their way out of the valley, dashing towards the outside of it.
Follow them and charge.
Several eyes lit up. Letting out loud cries, they fell alongside with them. The cultivators poured out like a waterfall. Several cultivators perished under the sharp claws of the remaining ferocious beasts, but even more cultivators managed to escape.
This was a path carved out through blood. Between the interior of the valley to the mouth of the valley, there is only a trifling several hundreds of meters. But within this several hundreds of meters, many cultivators corpses lay along the way.
Outside the valley, Ling Chen led his fellow disciples. They had waited for this for a long time. An intangible but very perceivable harsh aura radiated from them. Outside the valley, every single Zhan Wu disciple stood ready for combat, their eyes colder than glaciers of ice, locking the valley's mouth with a rigid stare.
When the first man appeared, the killing aura that surrounded the Zhan Wu Sect disciples fully burst out, a savage cruelty that emanated from each of their bodies.
Ling Chen impassively roared. Numerous waves of Zhan Wu Sect disciples swept towards the disciples of the three sects that had just escaped with their lives.
Disciples from Zhan Wu sect? What do you guys think you're doing?
It's you, Ling Chen... What are you planning?
Our three sects are allies. Don't tell me you plan to kill us all?
Waves of Zhan Wu Sect disciples streamed forward, the edges of their blades gleaming cruelly in the sunlight. Killing aura pervaded the air, and limbs began to fly. Horribly familiar blood curdling screams began to resound once more.
The exhausted cultivators faced against Ling Chen's men were like sheep waiting to be butchered. They lacked energy to properly resist. Ling Chen's men swarmed into them like wolves entering a flock of sheep, wantonly slaughtering.
A few Zhan Wu Sect disciples which had just exited the valley with the other two sects were still laughing. Seeing their fellow disciples appear before them, they realised they were terribly mistaken when their fellow disciples brandished their blades at them.
Hands gripping the blades were brought down, hot blood splattered. These disciples died with incredulous expressions on their face.
Ling Chen, are you mad? You're killing fellow disciples of the same sect! The expressions on the faces of the Zhan Wu Sect disciples changed. The only reply they received in turn was the flash of swordlight.
Nobody replied. There was only killing.
Killing all people that left the valley. Who cared if they were from the same sect? Even then, they could not be let off.
In a single charge, the amount of dead cultivators that had left the valley was disastrous. They turned back once more towards the valley.
Ling Chen brought people to kill us!
Ling Chen's crazy. He wants to kill all of us!
This was a scheme, a scheme by Ling Chen!
Havoc began to fill the valley again. Now everyone knew what was going on. Zi Chen's previous suspicion had been proven correct.
Ling Chen wanted to kill everyone within the valley. At the moment, he had already secured the mouth of the valley. All the disciples that had managed to leave the valley were cut down one by one. Faced with no choice, the cultivators turned back once more and began to heavily battle with the remaining ferocious beasts. More gazes turned towards Mu Yi and his group.
With the previous fierce fighting, the exhaustion of everyone's energy had been large. In contrast, Mu Yi and his company had actually recovered much of their energy during the battle. All gazes were fixed on Mu Yi's company because their fighting strength was the greatest.
Senior Brother Mu Yi, please think of an idea, save us!
Senior Brother Zhang Haotian, remember us from the same sect? Please help us!
Senior Sister Mengyao, please save us, Ling Chen wants to kill all of us!
The cultivators pleaded. Zhang Haotian didn't even spare them a glance. Mu Yi was also unwilling to respond to these people. Su Mengyao still had her eyes trained on the unmoving snake, ignoring everyone else.
Within the belly of the snake, Zi Chen had finally begun to transform after swallowing a Xiantian snake's energy source.
His heart throbbed madly, sending pure and dense silver energy out. Like a mild tide, it surged but it was nothing dangerous. Spreading towards the four limbs of his body and into his bones, it rushed into his Dantian through his blood blood. Under the silver energy, the structure of his body underwent an earthshaking change.
Blood, bone, flesh, everything was changing. It was going through a qualitative change under the cleansing of the silver energy.
Zi Chen's previous physiques was only the equivalent of a rank nine fierce beast. However, under this unending stream of energy, his rank nine fierce beast physiques was striding forward towards a rank ten fierce beast's physiques
In an instant, this threshold was smashed right through by the immense energy. Zi Chen's physiques transformed once again, this time, it is equivalent to a rank ten fierce beast's. It was also only a step away from the Xiantian realm.
At the same time, within his Dantian, Zi Chen's cultivation which was at the middle stage of the eighth layer True Qi, shot to the peak of the eighth layer of True Qi before bursting through to the ninth layer of True qi.
A powerful aura emerged from Zi Chen's body. Silver light flickering off him, Zi Chen was like a war god clad in a silver armour in the snake's belly.
Zi Chen's strength had also made a breakthrough like his physiques, which was not strange at all. If he had been swapped with a normal person, that person would have been able to break through to the peak of the tenth layer of True qi.
Feeling that the snake was motionless. Zi Chen retrieved the black sword. He was still shivering. Stumbling forward, Zi Chen made his way out of the snake.
With its energy source gone, Zi Chen was sure that even if the snake was not dead, it would only be a strong animal and would be unable to be compared with a fierce beast. It would not be able to keep up with an old tiger with no teeth, it wouldn't be able to even threaten it.
Zi Chen slowly made his way out of the snake, walking to the mouth of the snake.
I know you're able to hear me. I don't have any intentions to kill you. Do you want to open your mouth or for me to open it for you? Zi Chen watched the rows of sharp teeth. Except that this time, he did not feel afraid.
With his powerful strength came enormous confidence.
The snake shuddered, slowly opening its mouth. As a Xiantian demon beast, it possessed extremely high intelligence.
Zi Chen propelled himself forward with a light push. Spinning in the air, he landed on the snake's back.
His body was drenched in fresh blood with an unknown liquid and a fishy smell. He was in a sorry state.
Without a better option, Zi Chen plunged into the lake waters, taking a simple bath.
After a short moment, Zi Chen burst from the waters, jumping back onto the snake's back. The screams and sounds of battle, along with the roars of the fierce beast were all taken in by him.
The distance from the valley was over a kilometre. Zi Chen surveyed the numerous fierce beasts attacking the cultivators from the three sects.
It still hasn't ended, I have no idea if Lin Xue and the others are still safe. He had initially wanted to pick the spirit medicine but his friends' safety took priority at the moment. He had to give up taking the spirit medicine first.
Bring me to the water's edge. Zi Chen commanded in a low voice.
The Xiantian snake had lost its energy source but was still alive. It was very weak right now but swimming in the water was not a problem for it.
The snake turned around in the water, ferrying Zi Chen towards the valley.
You've lost your strength. Don't go near the water's edge to avoid people killing you. Wait for me here. Zi Chen calmly stated. Lightly pushing himself forward, he soared in the air, flying towards the valley.
The snake expressionlessly sank back into the depths of the lake.
Lin Xue and Su Mengyao had been observing the changes within the lake. When they saw that the snake had moved again, the duo felt their hearts jump to their throats. Then they saw a lone figure standing on the head of the snake.
Zi Chen, it's Zi Chen, he's still alive. Lin Xue murmured, her voice full of emotions.
It's him, he actually survived. Su Mengyao's eyes brimmed with tears of joy.
The surrounding cultivators froze as they raised their heads one by one. The figure of Zi Chen speeding through the air caused them to not believe in what they are seeing
What... How is this possible? Zhang Haotian and the others gawked, but excitement soon took over.
Zi Chen, you really haven't died? Everyone choked with emotions. Mu Yi, Lu Peng and the others were even more amazed. They faced Zi Chen like they were trying to see through him.
Xu Yan had perished within the snake's mouth but Zi Chen had managed to survive. This was inconceivable.
Lin Xue had already thrown herself into Zi Chen's arms, hugging him tightly as she wept in a low voice. Su Mengyao also came forward, resting on Zi Chen's shoulder. Zi Chen had risked his life to save her and great waves had rose in the goddess's heart.
With beautiful women worrying for him, Zi Chen felt very lucky. However, this lucky moment was short-lived. A roar sounded out as a rank eight fierce beast rushed towards them.
The air whistled. The fierce beast had already opened its mouth, revealing its sharp teeth.
Zi Chen laughed. With a hint of disdain, he pointed at the fierce beast.
Silver light flickered from his finger. In the next moment, the clapping sound of thunder boomed, rushing forward like an angry dragon.
Thunder and lightning exploded. The earth shook and the entire valley began to quake. Sparks whirled and lightning flashed. The rank eight fierce beast's speed was fast but the thunderbolt finger was faster and gave it no time to retreat, it died immediately.
Thunder boomed, attracting attention from everyone in the valley. Everyone turned and stared at Zi Chen, expressions of disbelief appeared on their faces.
That's Zi Chen, he's still alive?
The Xiantian snake didn't kill him? Don't tell me he killed the snake?
How can it be possible? F*ck, even Xu Yan who was at the Xiantian realm died but Zi Chen's still alive?
Many cultivators felt like their throats were somewhat dry. They turned their gazes away from Zi Chen. The lake was still and there was zero sign of any Xiantian snake having existed at all.
The powerful attack had intimidated everyone present but the fierce beasts thought otherwise. Roaring, they madly rushed towards Zi Chen.