Cultivating In Secret Beside A Demoness - Chapter 523 - Chapter 523: Beyond Saving
Chapter 523: Beyond Saving
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At the ancestral land of the royal family, a young woman stood in a brightly lit array of magic. A man stood opposite her. The array under his feet gradually darkened.
It seemed like something was being transferred from his body.
But this simple transfer was enough to make his flesh rot, his cultivation collapse, and his life wither.
He looked at the young woman in front of him in disbelief.
“Why? How does no one know about this?” Shangguan Hengyu was filled with questions.
They had been paying attention to the royal family for so many years, and even the Saint Bandits had confirmed it.
Why had no one discovered this person’s strength?
“Perhaps because you were overconfident? After all, when I told you just now, you were so full of yourself.” Bi Zhu smiled.
At this point, the curses on her body were rapidly leaving her and merging into the array.
These curses were being transferred through Shangguan Hengyu to an unknown location.
Bi Zhu had some speculation about this. It must be going to the Sea Fog Cave of the Heavenly Note Sect.
The other side of the array would also bear her curse, but that was no longer
Shangguan Hengyu smiled bitterly.
The flesh on his body was decaying, and this decaying flesh kept falling off.
He was filled with regret. “I didn’t expect that I actually picked someone who could ruin everything for me.”
“Actually, you didn’t pick me,” Bi Zhu said. “It was I who picked you. You cooperated with the Saint Bandits because you wanted to become the next royal family and coveted the blessing of the land. I couldn’t turn a blind eye to that. So, as one of the key figures involved in this, you naturally caught my attention.”
At that point, Shangguan Hengyu’s body was disintegrating, and he couldn’t make a sound anymore.
He could only stare at the young woman in front of him in fear and confusion.
When had he exposed himself?
“I should actually thank you. This array is a bit unique. It can transfer all the curses out of my body. It allowed me to successfully reach where I intended.” Bi Zhu took a step in the air as if stepping on an endless platform.
She looked up at the sky. “The sky is even broader now, and I have the qualifications to touch the limit.”
Then, a new curse appeared on her. This time, it no longer affected her.
It was as if she had the natural talent to avoid it.
Shangguan Hengyu watched Bi Zhu in disbelief. He didn’t know what realm she was in.
His cultivation realm and energy dissipated and finally turned into dry bones and became part of the earth.
In the distance, there was a rumble. Someone shouted in anger.
Bi Zhu knew that the conflict had begun, but she planned to observe secretly and only intervene if necessary.
She didn’t want to stay in the Imperial City, but she had to wait until her “lifespan” was extended.
Shaking her head with a smile, she headed deeper into the ancestral land.
As she left, all traces gradually disappeared, as if she had never existed in the first place.
Deep inside the Sea Fog Cave, the sea fog was constantly churning.
Some tentacles appeared in the sea fog, but they were hard to see clearly.
In the shadows, there was an altar in operation.
The man who arranged the personnel earlier was maintaining it.
He was waiting for the arrival of the royal family’s fortune from the other side.
“Tong Tian, be careful,” Yi Jian reminded him. He had made many preparations. Everything was ready.
“I know.” Tong Tian nodded and looked into the distance.
“The people from the Heavenly Note Sect are coming. Once we start, they will find us. You should be careful.” Yi Jian looked outside and sighed.
They had arrived.
Unfortunately, he needed quite a bit of time to restore his peak strength.
At this moment, a trace of the royal family’s fortune appeared on the altar. Tong Tian was overjoyed.
Finally, they were going to succeed!
But soon, he frowned.
Yi Jian furrowed his brows in confusion.
Tong Tian remained calm and then said, “Sever the connection between me
and the other altars… all altars related to Shangguan Hengyu.”
Yi Jian immediately severed all connections related to Shangguan Hengyu, and then looked at Tong Tian. “What’s happening to you?”
“I’m beyond saving.” Tong Tian’s voice was calm as if he was talking about someone else’s matter.
At this moment, he was still letting the array absorb things from the other side and separating the fortune from the curse on the way. The fortune condensed into a bead, and the curse stayed on him.
“If I regain some cultivation, maybe I can avoid this disaster, but unfortunately, the other side is too strong,” Tong Tian calmly said. Black fumes appeared on his skin.
However, in the next breath, the black spots started decaying.
His cultivation was also crumbling.
Tong Tian did not show anger or pain. On the contrary, relief showed on his face.
“This is also good. I can go and do my own things now.”
Tong Tian turned to Yi Jian. “Something has happened in the Imperial City, and it’s something unexpected. But the consequences are now your concern. Now, I want to do one last thing.”
Yi Jian looked at his friend and hesitated. “Let me take you back. Perhaps there’s still hope. With my cultivation and artifacts, I can buy you enough time.”
Tong Tian smiled and shook his head. “No need. It’s fine. This is enough. Tong Lu is dead, and I need to do something for him. Even if I can go back alive, it’s not what I wish for.”
Yi Jian lowered his head and remained silent.
Tong Tian staggered down from the altar and then placed some treasures on it.
He was about to die, so he left all his useful things for his friend.
Finally, he walked into the sea fog and disappeared.
Yi Jian was silent for a moment, but he had to continue with the plan. The Heavenly Note Sect was an enemy they had to face.
Their plan had reached this point, and they were no longer worried about being discovered.
Countless tentacles emerged behind him. They bore many runes.
Then, they charged outward.
It wasn’t just him. In every passage, tentacles appeared.
It seemed as if they wanted to engulf all life in the Sea Fog Cave to provide power for their plan.
Shangguan Hengyu’s failure was a significant blow to them, but this was not the entirety of their plan.
Outside the Sea Fog Cave, Jiang Hao led the way, and the sea fog kept rushing in. Even Ah Zha found it difficult to find the path.
Fortunately, they did not backtrack.
If it weren’t for the Sea Patrol Spirit Beast guiding the way, they would have been lost in this fog. The beast was indeed very accurate in finding the way.
“How are you doing, Senior?” Jiang Hao asked in a low voice.
He felt danger everywhere.
Others seemed unconcerned as if they didn’t think much of the tide. Ah Zha had said that the fog wasn’t something to worry about. They all felt Jiang Hao had made the wrong decision.
Xiao Xiaohui and the bald Golden Core Realm cultivator also felt this way, but they didn’t know the strength of the other side, so they couldn’t say much.
“How about we turn back?” asked a Foundation Establishment cultivator suddenly. “I asked the Sea Patrol Spirit Beasts, and they confirmed that turning back will surely take us back to the base..”