Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1346: Illusory Realm, Descend!
“How could this be? Why would we encounter such a huge Hidden Devil Hunter group?”
“More than 800 of which 600 are Grand Perfection God Emperors? This ratio of Grand Perfection God Emperors is simply too high!”
“Are are simply too unlucky this time.”
“We actually encountered such a terrifying group of Hidden Devil Hunters.”
The team used their fastest speed to escape.
They were all anxious and filled with disbelief! Because it was simply too rare for them to encounter such a huge group of Chaotic Origin Lifeform. Most of the time, this would only be found near the territories of ‘Chaotic Origin Prisoners’ where the bulk of the tribe would be congregated at! Their path of journey back had been arranged carefully––they ensured they moved along a trajectory far away from any Chaotic Origin Prisoner territories!
At this moment.
This hunting team of cultivators did not actually knew that they had coincidentally met a ‘Chaotic Origin Prisoner’ whom was out for a patrol.
When the Chaotic Origin Prisoner went out for a patrol, it had appeared at a location that was coincidentally close to the cultivators. And as a result, he rapidly arranged for an ambush.
Otherwise if that Chaotic Origin Prisoner was still in his territory! The distance to the cultivators would be simply too far, such that even if it received news about the cultivators, it would not have sufficient time to reach the cultivators.
“Fellow cultivators, don’t worry. We have discovered those 800 Hidden Devil Hunters way before they reached us! At our current speed which is much faster than theirs, we should be able to cast them behind in a while! It is impossible for them to track us down anymore.” Daoist Hidden Horizon transmitted.
“Let us hurry up and cast them far behind.”
Even though both parties were quite far apart, the cultivators would never feel at ease if they did not escape from the Hidden Devil Hunters.
Because the moment they were caught up by the enemies, they would be wiped out!
But it seemed the cultivators were not really fortunate. Not too long after they fled.
“Not good. There is a ‘White Stone God’ tribe ahead containing more than 200 of them that discovered us.” The cold golden-armored male anxiously transmitted over.
“What? White Stone God?” Daoist Hidden Horizon was greatly astonished.
“More than half of them are Grand Perfection God Emperors.” The cold golden-armored male added.
Anxiety wrecked through Daoist Hidden Horizon.
White Stone Gods… were much stronger than the Hidden Devil Hunters! A White Stone God could fight against two Hidden Devil Hunters on the same level.
And now, approximately 200 White Stone Gods were chasing after the cultivators. In terms of strength, they were not any weaker than the cultivators.
“The White Stone Gods are pursuing after us from the front, and the Hidden Devil Hunters are coming from the back. If we took a detour… it is possible for them to catch up to us.” The cold golden-armored male transmitted, “Hidden Horizon, this are the locations of some other tribes we have already discovered by the periphery. Those tribes have temporarily not discovered us yet.”
Daoist Hidden Horizon contemplated over the current situation based on how the different Chaotic Origin Lifeform tribes were distributed on the map.
Currently, two tribes had discovered them.
One was behind chasing after them. It was the most terrifying Hidden Devil Hunter tribe with more than 800 coming in their direction.
One tribe was ahead of them. They were currently charging in their direction, rapidly closing the gap between. That was also a group of 200 White Stone Gods.
By the periphery, there were many other tribes that had yet to discover them too.
‘The Hidden Devil Hunters are slightly further than us. If we were to charge forward, we should have sufficient time to break apart the blockade by the White Stone Gods.’ Daoist Hidden Horizon made his decision.
Daoist Hidden Horizon immediately informed the current situation to every other cultivator in the team.
“What? There are still White Stone Gods?”
“More than 200 White Stone Gods ahead of us?”
They were starting to panic.
It seemed the current situation was quite awful.
“Right now, the best way for us is to charge forward with our fastest speed! The Hidden Devil Hunters are slightly further behind us. It is definitely possible for us to break through the blockade of the White Stone Gods before they reach us.” Daoist Hidden Horizon transmitted his suggestion to the others.
“Let us charge through.”
Everyone had gotten a map showing the distribution of the tribes around them, and knew this was the best decision.
“Brother Flying Snow, I know you can’t maintain your peak state for too long. But you have to fight for it.” Daoist Hidden Horizon transmitted.
“Rest assured.” Xue Ying nodded. He was the calmest person in the team. Because to him, this was a trip of improvement! He did not feel any danger from the 800 Hidden Devil Hunters chasing in their direction.
“They are here.”
“Prepare for battle!”
As both parties were charging at each other, the cultivators and the group of White Stone Gods soon clashed.
The White Stone Gods were giants made entirely from white stone. They had different shapes and sizes and were all humanoids. They were even carrying weapons on their hands! Some carried stone rods and some stone axes. Others had stone hammers. All those weapons were made from ‘white stone’.
“Kill those cultivators!” More than 200 White Stone God roared out. They waved their enormous weapons with incredible strength, charging out in the direction of the cultivators.
Xue Ying and the other cultivators had already unleashed their strength and were coordinating with one another. They were either restricting those White Stone Gods with their domains, or to use some cunning techniques in interfering them. Others included combined techniques… all sorts of weird techniques were sent in the way of the enemies. As for Xue Ying, he had transformed himself into a ten-meters giant with a gray light covering his skin. At this moment, he was relying on the profoundness of his techniques to exhibit a strength not any weaker than a Grand Perfection God Emperor White Stone God! With how unpredictable his techniques were, Xue Ying could even triumph over the enemies!
“Go!” They easily forced the 100 White Stone Gods to fly far away. When those White Stone Gods fell onto the ground, it created a huge tremor.
“Hurry up and cast them away!” Daoist Hidden Horizon immediately released his black-white domain. When those black-white ribbons scattered, it could turn the outcome of the battle around!
The team of cultivators charged past the blockade by those White Stone Gods. The moment they broke through, they immediately increased their speed and fled.
“The team of Hidden Devil Hunters are getting closer to us.” Nobody present dared to relax. According to their current situation, the group of Hidden Devil Hunters had shortened the distance between them by more than half.
‘The period that my body can maintain at peak state is too short.’ Xue Ying regained back to his original body, leaving behind just 20% of his original life force!
He had no choice.
Even if his body was perfectly fine, he could only maintain his peak state after consuming all the life force he had for the time taken to brew a cup of tea.
‘My current fleshy body is unable to persist in some slightly longer battles.’ Xue Ying shook his head inwardly.
The expression of the gray-robed man paled. His eyes were filled with terror.
The entire team turned to him. Even Daoist Hidden Horizon was stunned. He asked: “Barbaric Insect, what happened?”
“It’s a prisoner!” The gray-robed man was currently transmitting to everyone. He said with slight despair, “A Chaotic Origin Prisoner! It is right ahead. A Chaotic Origin Prisoner is currently bringing more than 700 Hidden Devil Hunters with it! It is the Chaotic Origin Prisoner of the Hidden Devil Hunter tribe. I understand now. Everything is a plot, a scheme! It should have just gone out for a patrol, and this Chaotic Origin Prisoner actually discovered us… hence, it sent out a large group of Hidden Devil Hunters to force us in the direction it wanted us to go. This prisoner then led another team of subordinates to sandwich us. We are doomed, doomed!”
The team was in complete silence.
They were all stunned; their hearts were filled with despair.
“I have cultivated for so long, walking step by step in this journey from my hometown. I became the first person in my cosmos to jump out of the cosmic restriction… until now… I saw so many cultivators from different civilizations falling, and it is my turn today?” An old man wearing a loose gold robe murmured to himself.
“The prisoner is out on patrol. We are doomed.”
Many cultivators began reminiscing what they had been through back in their lives. Having chosen to come to this world, they were already mentally prepared to die.
Yet when the day came, they felt complex in their hearts.
All of them understood their current situation. This was a ‘Chaotic Origin Prisoner’ out on patrol. And it coincidentally discovered them, plotting out a ‘chess game’. Actually, such occurrences were rare! Because there were only so few Chaotic Origin Prisoners in the entire Sacred World and most of the time, those prisoners would remain in their territories.
The moment they came out of their territories, they would suffer from a more severe penalty! Hence, they would occasionally go out for a patrol!
And it was rare for a prisoner to appear out in the wild!
The cultivators also rarely gathered. They would only leave the city to hunt.
But now, for both situations to occur at the same time?
This probability was incredibly low. It did happened before in history!
“Hidden Horizon.” Xie Fan’s eyes were filled with madness. He immediately transmitted a message over to Hidden Horizon, “There is only one way to survive and that is to split up! One team of Hidden Devil Hunters are chasing from behind, and another team of Hidden Devil Hunters are led by a Chaotic Origin Prisoner ahead of us… both forward and backward are a dead-end for us! Hence, we can only escape along the two sides! With their numbers, if we choose to escape together, we’ll definitely die. We have to split up. Perhaps, one team might be able to survive!”
Daoist Hidden Horizon turned to Xie Fan.
It was best they split up.
“By then, both you and I can select the elites from the team and form one that doesn’t exceed 10 people.” Xie Fan continued, “We have 51 cultivators in total, and forming a team not more than 10… I believe the number of Hidden Devil Hunters chasing after us will not be as many. Furthermore, with all the elites gathered in our team, it is definitely more possible for us to escape.”
Daoist Hidden Horizon hesitated for a moment: “Who are you planning to select?”
“This is the name list I came up with.” Xie Fan immediately transmitted a list over.
“What? Monarch Flying Snow isn’t inside?” Daoist Hidden Horizon hesitated.
“He is just left with 20% of his original life force! Furthermore, he can only maintain his peak state for a very short period. With just 20% of his life force left, his contribution will be negligible. If we were to escape… it is definitely possible for the battle to persist for a long time.” Xie Fan transmitted, “Why not let him stay in the other team. Once he releases his wild aura, it might perhaps attract more attention too.”
Saying it was slow.
But in reality, both parties had conversed very quickly.
“I’ll have to alter this name list first.” Daoist Hidden Horizon gritted his teeth. This list had nine people in total! He and Xie Fan occupied two spots, leaving just seven other cultivators they could choose. Both Xie Fan and he… would have to give up on many subordinates. This brought grief and indignation to Daoist Hidden Horizon.
But he understood this was the only strand of survival.
“Kill those cultivators!”
“Kill all of them!”
The Hidden Devil Hunter group ahead had appeared within their vision. They were all moving at a rapid pace, arcing through the sky and killing their way over. Behind them was a tall and big male. That tall and big male was shackled with manacles and leg-irons over his limbs. Those shackles would shine constantly with golden inscriptions as if there was a terrifying suppression pressing down on this tall and big male.
Yet that tall and big male watched coldly at everything. He watched as his subordinate Hidden Devil Hunters charged towards that team of cultivators.
“Let us split up. Perhaps there might be a chance for us to survive.” Xie Fan abruptly roared out to the others.
Both he and Daoist Hidden Horizon did not hesitate to bring those seven cultivators, turning into a stream of light and left at a high speed in one direction.
When the other cultivators saw what happened, they understood that Xie Fan and Daoist Hidden Horizon had given up on the rest.
Xue Ying was stunned. Following that, he understood. That’s right, he was just left with 20% of his life force. He could not maintain his peak strength for long.
“Run!” Some cultivators chose to escape.
“Fight for it!”
“Let us fight with them! Perhaps, we might break through to the Chaotic Origin Level under this deadly situation.” Some cultivators stood their ground.
Various cultivators went on different routes.
Xue Ying nodded slightly.
He took a step.
Arcing through the sky, Xue Ying took the initiative of inviting that group of Hidden Devil Hunters coming his way.
“Illusory Realm, descend!” Xue Ying looked ahead. He waved his hand out and pressed into the void.