Hide in the Banished Palace and Level Up To A Big Boss - Chapter 396
The two forces collided.
The more powerful force originated from the Dragonian.
Every demon species turned to look at Dragonian, and wondered, “Is the supreme-level Dragonian about to send out a god-tier challenger?”
“Another emperor-level protection spell?”
“Oh my goodness!”
No matter how appalled and intense the excitement was around him. The Dragonian was steeped in his own misery, a bittersweet emotion filled his weary heart.
He could not help but worry that a sudden surge of force and power like this would wake a grand ancestor. If and when that happened, he would be in deep trouble.
“I hope that the grand ancestor could turn an eye to the use of the force. If these forces escalated and were blown out of proportion, other grand ancestors may mistakenly detect enemy attacks upon the Dragon Clan and awake from their slumber before it was time. When that happened, the Dragon Clan would sustain way too much harm and damage.
Legend had it that even that emperor-level experts stole a sliver of the Heavenly Pathfinders’ rules and were never well-tolerated by them ever since.
It was extremely difficult to make progress despite training for one’s whole life. One had to weather and overcome all sorts of tribulations from time to time.
There was no other way but to go into the Deep Slumber.
The only way one could avert tribulations was to enter a deep slumber. If one did not choose this option, any hint of progress would flee from his grasp.
“The other ancestor will wake up and fall asleep again.”
“What if the ancestor detects the force?”
“Look, one of them is undergoing a tribulation right now, and the Heavenly Pathfinders have probably discovered that the ancestor has woken up. If another ancestor wakes up, the Thunder Tribulation will no doubt multiply in force by many times.
As he spoke, scarlet-tinged clouds multiplied in a blink of an eye and filled the entire sky, down to where the sky meets the sea.
Continual rumbles from the thunder sent vibrations through the sea.
Beneath the surface of the sea, the ocean currents surged.
Flames rose from the surroundings of the Demon Smelt Tower.
The two enormous forces were stronger than before.
The other Dragonian experts were together fending off the energy of the forces at the Forbidden Area.
“Will our Dragon Clan produce a new emperor-level expert?”
The Dragon Clan experts around were buzzing in anticipation.
It would be a lifetime’s honor to be able to witness not only the birth of an emperor-level expert but the wakening of a grand ancestor.
Although, no one could imagine the burden and bitterness that the Dragon Clan elders carried in their hearts.
All of a sudden, a streak of purple lightning appeared out of nowhere and wrapped around the Demon Smelt Tower like a dragon.
Coming into contact with the purple force, the Demon Smelt Tower was under attack as its surface started to fry, giving off loud cracking and zapping noises.
The Old Dragons which surrounded the tower had their dragon-scale armours raised in attention.
The old dragons hurriedly retreated.
They were all experts at the advanced stage of the Soul Formation realm. Similarly, they were all old dragons who survived all kinds of thunder tribulations. All were shaken, coming face to face with one another.
“I hope the grand ancestor is okay!”
“I wonder what the Demon Smelt Tower brought back?”
After exiting the forbidden area, the few Old Dragons finally withdrew from the core of their force field. They thought they finally could lift their heads to look at the vast skies around them.
Alas, it was not the case.
While they could project their divine senses, each attempt was interrupted and destroyed by lightning.
One of the elders even suffered damage to his divine sense, which was destroyed by the Fire Tribulation. In fact, the Old Dragon almost lost his consciousness in the face of the tribulation by fire.
Looking at the Demon Tower and the Dragon’s shadow in the Tribulation, the Old Dragons were worried. Including the Azure Dragon and Black Dragon who rushed over after hearing the commotion.
“Are the Dragon Clan experts undergoing the tribulation, or is it there something locked inside the demon pagoda?”
“I only detected a surging dragon essence, but there seems to be a Human energy emanating from the tower.”
“It’s impossible that our Dragon Clan ancestors would be trapped in the tower. If you felt the dragon essence surging then it most likely is a Dragon Clan expert still stuck in there.”
The Red Dragon harbored a guess.
This was the only logical explanation as to the combination of a surging dragon essence, coupled with lingering human energy.
It appears that this particular member of the Human Clan had gone through many years of tribulation and training, and had a sudden revelation that he was about to reach emperor-level.
And that Old Dragon had gone through countless years of baptism to preserve its existence. Today, only its aura, the essence of its life force remained.
One wondered how the member of the Human Clan was able to live for so long.
In ancient times, the alchemists working for the Human Clan were many folds more powerful. In fact, crafting Longevity Pills was a piece of cake.
Moreover, what if the imprisoned human fell into a deep slumber after a sustained struggle?
“So, the Demon Tower is asking the Dragon Clan for help?”
An Old Dragon inferred what the Red Dragon said. The guess sent a chill into his heart. He exclaimed, “This is indeed possible. I could think of no other reason.”
“Once that person breaks through to the emperor level, the Demon Tower might not be able to seal him.”
It would indeed be very difficult to seal an emperor-level expert.”
The Dragon Clan members were exchanging wild guesses.
Outside, the demons looked to the endless sea in shock.
Especially the Roc Clan, whose faces were painted with confusion as they stared at the endless red clouds and purple lightning on the vast sea.
“The Dragon Clain is going to produce another emperor-level expert.”
“It is rumored that the Dragon Clan already has two emperor-level experts. If they have one more…”
“We cannot allow the Dragon Clan to attack the Heavenly Sect. We must not let the Dragon Clan succeed in transcending the tribulation. More so, we cannot let the awakened Dragon ancestor live on.
“It’s easy to talk about the Heavenly Sect, but whether the Dragon Clan emperor-level expert can successfully transcend the tribulation is something the heavens say. As for whether the Dragon Clan’s ancestor can survive, we can slowly torture him.”
“So what if we torture him to death? Don’t forget, the Dragon Clan still has an emperor-level expert.”
“Only after we torture him to death then can we stand on the same level as the Dragon Clan, meet their eyes and demand their attention.
The ROC Clan grew worried by the second.
At the same time, the Heavenly Sect’s expert started to worry as he looked into the distant horizon where he could detect a faint force coming their way.
In the Demon Tower:
Li Mu’s entire body was enveloped by the Dragon Essence.
With every breath he took, the fluid and ever-changing Dragon Essence would change in size and color.
Li Mu was well-sheltered within the Demon Tower, from the fierce elements of tribulation.
Where he was now, he was in fact enjoying the gentle warmth of the aura, bathing in gentle rays of the sun.
So what if lightning were to strike into the tower?
Li Mu was unfazed as he was in control of the lightning laws.
He was less worried about Fire and Wind, as these were not easy for the Dragon Clan to summon in the Forbidden Land at the bottom of the sea.
Upon encountering an emperor-level weapon like the Demon Tower, Li Mu did not expect that it would be such a comforting and relaxing environment – he was rewarded with perpetually gentle sunlight, accompanied by the spring breeze.
Li Mu was extremely comfortable now.
Li Mu was indeed comfortable. Under the three tribulations of wind, fire, and thunder, the Demon Tower began to rumble.
Even though it was an emperor weapon, it had also survived this tribulation.
However, who knew how many years later, it encountered such a terrifying thing again. Its soul had already been damaged by many people, so naturally, it was still afraid to face it again.
The most important thing was that this tribulation wasn’t for him, but for a human that he hated very much.
He didn’t have the mind to transcend the tribulation, nor did he have the focus to transcend the tribulation.
Under the Heavenly Tribulation, the pain rendered him speechless.
The Demon Tower’s soul suffered another heavy blow, and it really wanted to kick out the person who was locked inside.
It knew very well that it was not the time to do so. What if the person escaped?
He was the greatest opponent that the Monster Clans had encountered for many years.
If he didn’t kick him out…
After he blocked the heavenly tribulation for him, he would have to face an emperor-level expert causing trouble internally.
It was utterly revolting.
He couldn’t kick him out yet if he didn’t kick him out, he would be helping him to pass the Heavenly tribulation.
The heavenly fire engulfed his exterior as he trembled in resistance. It was obvious that he was close to breaking down.
“Kick him out and let him bear the Heavenly tribulation. It would be best if he could turn into ashes in the Heavenly Tribulation. If not, lock him in the tower again when he is seriously injured. Moreover, the Dragon Clan still has a helper.”
Thinking of this, the Demon Tower shifted itself and ejected Li Mu.
With a Heavenly tribulation standing by and a Dragon Clan emperor-level expert watching on. Let’s see how you will survive?
After throwing Li Mu out, the Demon Tower could finally let out a sigh of relief. Its body relaxed and in its mind,
It was immediately proud of its wise decision.