Unparalleled After Ten Consecutive Draws - Chapter 246
Chu Kuangren gazed into the distance.
All he saw was a figure around three meters tall walking over to him in the air, with ferocious qi that was many times stronger than the black-robed old man emanating around him!
It was a majestic-looking middle-aged man. His three-meter-tall body made him look like a giant, and paired with the frightening ferocious qi, it made Chu Kuangren feel a tremendous pressure that he had never experienced.
Daoist Runes swirled within his eyes as he activated his Eye of Revelation.
“Giant Tormented Sage Ruler, one of the three Ancient Battlefield rulers, a tormented soul formed by the combination of the Ancient Battlefield’s ferocious qi and the rage qi of a Sage that died… A vast amount of innate ferocious qi contained in the target’s body, around ten times that of ours…”
If Chu Kuangren were to absorb ten times the amount of the innate ferocious qi he possessed, the completion progress of his Infallible Tormented Physique would increase up to fifty percent.
Of course, that was merely wishful thinking as reality was often disappointing. Since his opponent was a Sage Ruler, Chu Kuangren’s meager cultivation level was not a match for him at all.
“I can’t believe that a Sage Ruler existed within the Ancient Battlefield. Tsk, what a surprise indeed,” Chu Kuangren mumbled.
However, the more he thought about it, the more he felt that it made sense. After all, this was the Ancient Battlefield, one of the Ten Great Forbidden Areas in the Firmament Star after all.
If anything could exist, then how ridiculous could that be?
“Young lad, it’s quite a remarkable feat for an Honorable like you to possess such strength. I suppose you’re a well-known figure in the outside world.”
The Giant Tormented Sage Ruler simply said to Chu Kuangren.
After that, a killing intent appeared shot out from his eyes. “But this is the Ancient Battlefield. Based on the fact that you’ve killed my subordinate and stole his innate ferocious qi, no one in this world can possibly save you from me!”
He lifted his hand right after he spoke. There were ferocious qi and a horrifying surge of Sage Daoist Rhyme swirling around his fingertips.
Chu Kuangren was sure that he might not be able to survive that finger attack.
If he were to take it on at full power, he would have to rely on his Immortal Body for recovery.
Just as he was about to crush the Great Shift Talisman to escape, a black spear suddenly shot over with lightning speed from a distance!
That spear was locked onto the Giant Tormented Sage Ruler!
The Giant Tormented Sage Ruler’s expression froze with caution in his eyes. His finger attack that was supposed to target Chu Kuangren fell onto the incoming spear instead.
With a bang, horrifying energy exploded the moment they collided!
It was as if the void was about to be distorted.
The clashing of Sage Ruler level Daoist Rhymes was incredibly horrifying.
Under that impact, the Giant Tormented Sage Ruler’s body was pushed by a few steps while the black spear rebounded.
It was caught by a white arm, and as Chu Kuangren gaze traveled from the spear, he then saw a familiar figure.
Dressed in white robes and with a horrifying mask over his face, only a pair of dark, deep, emotionless eyes could be seen.
That was the Mysterious Manifestation of the Ancient Battlefield…The White-Robed General!
Upon seeing that person once again, Chu Kuangren immediately activated his Eye of Revelation to learn about him.
“Bai An, formerly a general of the Tranquil Kingdom, one of the three Ancient Battlefield rulers, also known as the White-Robed General, the figure behind the Mysterious Manifestation that was mentioned by many adventurers…”
“Due to absorbing the innate ferocious qi after he died, this figure is now considered a living dead that’s trapped between the bounds of a tormented soul and a human…”
“The innate ferocious qi contained within his body is ten times compared to what I possess…”
A string of messages appeared before him.
This had more or less answered Chu Kuangren’s doubts.
‘No wonder this person gave me a bow after I purified the million-unit Tormented Army. It turns out that he was a general of the Tranquil Kingdom after all.’
“What’s the meaning of this, White-Robed General?”
With caution in his eyes, the Giant Tormented Sage Ruler questioned the White-Robed General.
Although the White-Robed General was the weakest among the three Ancient Battlefield rulers and also preferred to be alone, no one dared to look down upon his strength.
The other two rulers were extremely terrified too.
This person was the most special being among the three rulers. He was not a real human nor a real tormented soul but somewhere in between, so he still possessed a terrifying amount of combat strength.
“You’re not allowed to kill this person.”
The White-Robed General said.
His voice was very husky, deep, and cold.
The Giant Tormented Sage Ruler was slightly surprised.
The White-Robed General had always wandered around the Ancient Battlefield. Besides occasionally fighting over some innate ferocious qi, he has never intervened in any matter for many years.
As such, the other two Sage Rulers simply turned a blind eye to him, but never would they expect that the White-Robed General would do something because of Chu Kuangren.
“I’m indebted to him,” the White-Robed General replied.
The Giant Tormented Sage Ruler was taken aback for a moment. Knowing that the White-Robed General’s strength was on par with him, he wondered what Chu Kuangren did that made him indebted to the latter?
“You’ve purified the soldiers under my command, so I shall forever take this kind act of yours to heart. Here, take this and leave. Once you’ve exited the Core Area, they won’t be able to bother you again,” the White-Robed General said as he took out a black crystal.
Even the Giant Tormented Sage Ruler was shocked when he saw that item.
“T-that’s the Innate Ferocious Crystal!”
“I can’t believe you had an Innate Ferocious Crystal in your possession, White-Robed General! Are you mad? Why are you giving this item to a mere Honorable!”
The Giant Tormented Sage Ruler could not hold back his emotions and roared.
He looked at the Innate Ferocious Crystal with greed in his eyes. The fact that even a Sage Ruler could be so startled by something like this proved that the Innate Ferocious Crystal was incredibly valuable.
Chu Kuangren shot a surprised glance at the White-Robed General and then kept the Innate Ferocious Crystal away. The moment he took over the Innate Ferocious Crystal, Chu Kuangren’s expression froze a little as he realized why the Giant Tormented Sage Ruler lost his cool.
This Innate Ferocious Crystal contained an immeasurably concentrated amount of Innate Ferocious Qi!
It was no less than what was contained within the Giant Tormented Sage Ruler.
“Wait for me for a day after you exit the Core Area. If I don’t come to you within a day, then you can feel free to leave,” the White-Robed General said.
Chu Kuangren nodded.
He then turned into a stream of light and dashed away.
Not long after he left, an extremely terrifying burst of aura erupted behind him. Two forces that were strong enough to rumble most of the Ancient Battlefield collided and the area around there rumbled as if it was about to be shattered.
The speed of Chu Kuangren’s Phantom Light Strike was extremely fast, like a speed of light, as he sped out of the Core Area.
“I’m finally out.”
Ancient Battlefield, Inner Zone.
Chu Kuangren had just exited the Core Area.
He stopped at the edge of the Core Area and looked inward, where many fierce tormented souls were roaring at him from within.
They were all sent by the Giant Tormented Sage Ruler to kill him. There were even a few among them who had the level of a Sage.
If not for his remarkable strength and technique that specialized in speed like the Phantom Light Strike, Chu Kuangren would have been torn to shreds by that group of tormented souls.
Although he would recover, it would still be very painful for him.
“Sure enough, these tormented souls cannot come out of the Core Area,” Chu Kuangren muttered as he looked at the tormented souls roaring at him from a distance.
If any one of those tormented souls were to be placed in the Inner Zone, they would be on the same level as the Inner Zone’s Ten Tormented. However, they were unfortunately trapped within the Core Area instead.
“There seems to be something restricting…” Interest brewed in Chu Kuangren’s mind, and he started to examine why these tormented souls could not get out of the Core Area.
He eventually discovered something.
The ferocious qi on these tormented souls had connected with the earth qi within the Core Area. The stronger the ferocious qi, the closer its connection with the earth qi.
It was precisely due to the connection with the earth qi that they could not get out and were trapped there like earth-bound spirits instead.
“The Inner or Outer Zone don’t have characteristics like this, so it must be caused by the Sage War that the Mindful Emperor talked about.”
“Since the great formation was set up during that Sage War, that must be what changed the characteristics of the earth qi within the Core Area.”
Chu Kuangren thought.