Chapter 320: Perfect Secret Tunnel; A Whole New World
Xiao Chen had never seriously looked into the use of Spirit Power in a fight. There were no introductory methods. He basically ignored it and only used Spiritual Sense.
Xiao Chen could not see any benefits to opening the sea of conscious for now. So he did not think about it. Hence, he wanted to summon the throne to examine it first.
With a thought, the scarlet throne mark between his eyebrows flashed with a red light. The throne in his sea of consciousness immediately flew out.
The scarlet throne floated in the air. Xiao Chen discovered that he already sat on it. His arms rested on the armrest as he gently leaned on the backrest of the throne.
There was a churning scarlet cloud underneath the throne. It seemed like the reason the throne could float was due to the scarlet cloud.
Xiao Chen felt this scarlet throne was like a part of his flesh. He felt an extremely intimate connection with it; it was much stronger than what he had felt with the combat puppets. There was no way to compare the two; they were simply on different levels.
As Xiao Chen sat on the scarlet throne, a trace of the uncontrollable Ruler's Might emitted into the surroundings. This Ruler's Might released unconsciously; even he did not feel it.
It was just a small trace of Ruler's Might, but the aura and strength contained within caused one to feel fear in their heart. It was like an Emperor's Qi. If regular people felt it, they would prostrate on the ground, unable to resist.
Xiao Chen looked forward and locked on a direction. The scarlet cloud carried the throne and immediately flew in that direction. In the blink of an eye, it moved a hundred meters.
Xiao Chen gently patted the armrest and muttered, "A casual movement can achieve the speed of sound. Furthermore, that was not the full extent of its abilities. If it flew at full force, it should achieve 1.5 times the speed of sound. It looks like I have another option of escape in the future.
Xiao Chen felt somewhat excited as he experienced the flying capabilities of the scarlet throne for the first time. He flew around the rubble for a long time before stopping.
Xiao Chen pierced through the scarlet cloud and landed firmly on the ground. The mark between his eyebrows flashed red, and the scarlet throne turned into a beam of light and returned to the sea of consciousness.
"This scarlet throne has a lot of secrets behind it. I will slowly investigate them in the future," Xiao Chen said softly as he rubbed the mark on his forehead.
Suddenly, Xiao Chen remembered something. He took out a bronze mirror from the Universe Ring. Then, he looked at his reflection. There were no changes to his appearance aside from his skin looking whiter.
Fortunately, the effects of the Shapeshifting Spell were still active. Otherwise, if he were exposed here, he could only leave before the others.
As Xiao Chen was going to set down the mirror, his eyes' caught a glimpse of something. The scarlet throne mark on his forehead looked like a drop of fresh blood.
This caused Xiao Chen's ordinary and delicate face to have a demonic look about it. This would leave a deep impression on anyone who saw it.
That's not good; this mark is too eye-catching. It will make me stand out. Xiao Chen put down the copper mirror. Then, he took out a strip of blue cloth to cover the mark on his forehead.
When the blue cloth covered his forehead, it made Xiao Chen's delicate face look less demonic and more refreshing.
It was not so eye-catching anymore; he now looked utterly ordinary. However, his delicate face gave off a sincere look, making one feel cozy; he had a very pleasant appearance.
After Xiao Chen prepared everything, he intended to lead the two silver-armored warriors away. However, he discovered a hole under the scarlet throne.
"It is a perfectly intact secret tunnel." Xiao Chen looked down the hole and muttered, "A secret tunnel under the throne, there must be a whole new world inside. Let's go down to take a look."
After Xiao Chen spoke, he ordered the two silver-armored warriors to jump down. Then, he followed after them. This way, if there were any danger, the silver-armored warriors could block it.
About ten minutes after Xiao Chen left, a stout cultivator quickly returned to the rubble. An excited look filled his face as he searched the area.
Occasionally, the stout cultivator would punch out, clearing away all the dust and rubble on the ground. This person was the top physical body cultivator of the Dongming Province-Wen Yanbin.
After searching for a long time, an anxious expression appeared on his face. He cursed, "Damn it! I was already swift. I did not go with the others to seek other Secret Treasures. Why can I not find the two silver-armored warriors?"
Suddenly, Wen Yanbin caught a glimpse of something. The original location of the throne was empty. Hence, he quickly walked over.
When Wen Yanbin saw the hole under the previously present throne, his expression darkened. After a while, he said sullenly, "This person must have obtained the two silver-armored warriors. If I chase after him, I might not be able to defeat him.
"Never mind. I should go and take a look first. My full power strike can achieve ten thousand kilograms of force without using any Essence. It is silent and has no aura. I might stand a chance with a sneak attack."
Thinking of this, Wen Yanbin no longer hesitated. He put on a resolute expression and jumped into the hole.
Shortly after, several batches of people returned to the hall. Their aim was the same as Wen Yanbin. Naturally, they did not find the silver-armored warriors.
Instead, they found the secret tunnel. These people did not hesitate and jumped in, one after another.
The secret tunnel under the throne was definitely not an ordinary exit. If Xiao Chen could realize that, the others could as well.
There were two dull, heavy thuds as the silver-armored warriors landed on the ground. "Dang! Dang! Dang!" The instant they landed, strands of sword Qi flew from the front and struck the silver-armored warriors.
Xiao Chen quickly executed the Gravity Spell and slowed his rate of descent. When he looked down, he saw a broad tunnel.
A lit oil lamp hung every few meters along the two sides of the tunnel. This made the tunnel very bright.
Iron-armored warriors densely packed the tunnel. With a rough count, there were several dozens. Fortunately, there were the two silver-armored warriors to scout ahead. Otherwise, had Xiao Chen dropped down first, he would have had to withstand many attacks. Even he would find it difficult to manage.
The two silver-armored warriors did their best to block the multitude of iron-armored warriors. Strands of sharp sword Qi flew everywhere, creating a lot of sound.
The iron-armored warriors' sword Qi were relatively weak. When the silver-armored warriors touched them, they broke.
However, the iron-armored warriors had rather high defenses. Although the silver-armored warriors could break their opponent's sword Qi, their sword Qi could not deal with them.
It took three strands of sword Qi before they could smash an iron-armored warrior's head.
The situation seemed somewhat concerning. Xiao Chen did not wish to waste any time. He summoned back the two silver-armored warriors with his thoughts. He decided to take action personally. After all, the iron-armored warriors only had the combat prowess of Medial Grade Martial Saints.
Xiao Chen released the Gravity Spell and landed quickly. He drew his Lunar Shadow Saber with lightning speed and sent a purple light at an iron-armored warrior rushing forward, hacking it in half.
Xiao Chen shouted and infused the state of thunder into his Saber Technique. The purple divine Wukui Tree branch turned into strands of saber Qi flickering with electricity.
The flickering saber Qi flashed by the group of iron-armored warriors in the tunnel. "Bang! Bang! Bang!" Everywhere the saber Qi passed, iron-armored warriors split in half and fell to the ground.
"Wukui Transforms to Qi!"
Xiao Chen shouted again and brandished a saber light. An ancient divine Wukui Tree appeared from nowhere. Then, it instantly turned into countless purple saber Qi, flying chaotically through the tunnel.
Loud bangs endlessly resonated from the tunnel. The sharp saber Qi sliced through these iron-armored warriors like tofu; it easily sliced them into many pieces without much effort.
When the saber Qi scattered, the several dozen iron-armored warriors in the tunnel were all scraps of metal, shattered. If anyone else saw this, they would feel this was a waste.
Unfortunate, the combat prowess of these iron-armored warriors were insufficient for Xiao Chen. He could barely use the silver-armored warriors. What he really wanted was the gold-armored warrior, the equivalent of an Inferior Grade Martial King.
Since Xiao Chen was in a rush, he could not hold himself back. He sheathed his saber and indicated the two silver-armored warriors to scout ahead. Then, he followed after them.
As Xiao Chen traveled down the tunnel, he would meet a group of iron-armored warriors every hundred meters. When he added the Holy-Might-infused state of thunder to his Saber Technique, Xiao Chen was unstoppable.
Everywhere his saber light passed, destruction followed. Killing iron-armored warriors was as easy as killing dogs. Nothing could stop him from advancing. Sometimes, inferior goods could not be made up for with numbers. There was no point in collecting more trash.
Xiao Chen moved at this pace without rest. After he traveled about five kilometers and passed several side roads, the end of the tunnel appeared before Xiao Chen.
Xiao Chen stopped. There were two doors at the end. After he spent five minutes clearing away the guard at the doors, he immediately controlled the silver-armored warriors to open them.
After Xiao Chen saw no danger, he slowly entered. Past the door was an average-sized room filled with heavy bookshelves.
Xiao Chen rejoiced in his heart. This should be the Fire Li Sect's library. However, after a while, his expression changed. The bookshelves were empty, without a book to be seen.
Somewhat dissatisfied, Xiao Chen started his search of the library. Eventually, he found a tattered book under one bookshelf.
Although it was tattered and old, the paper was well preserved. The contents were intact.
Xiao Chen rejoiced once again. He quickly opened it and saw that the title of this book was Compendium of Ancient Secret Treasures. This book introduced the various types of Ancient Era Secret Treasures and their effects.
Seeing this, Xiao Chen's heart sank. This was different from the Secret Treasure refining manual he sought.
Indeed, it was as Xiao Chen expected. As he read, he learned that it was an introduction to the Secret Treasures of the Ancient Era, their effects, and which famed masters they possessed.
However, it did not contain the refining method of Secret Treasures. This was what Xiao Chen cared about. He shook his head and smiled bitterly, "This was a book used to prop up a bookshelf. Yet, I expected so much from it. Never mind. I can use it as reading material when I'm bored. I'll just treat it as expanding my horizons."
"Huh, this is the scarlet throne? Scarlet throne, a Secret Treasure refined by the ancient Evil King. Secret Treasure grading: peak Superior Grade." Suddenly, Xiao Chen saw a scarlet throne drawn on a page. He quickly and seriously read it.
However, after he flipped a page, he discovered that someone had ripped out the chapter introducing it in detail.
Xiao Chen said, somewhat depressed, "What's going on? I just reached the important parts, and it is missing."