Chapter 113 - Petrified
Chapter 113 - Petrified
There were many houses on the peak where Long Wanqing lived!
Gu Hai and his party, in a veil of clouds, quickly reached the mountaintop. They were surrounded by demonized humans led by Song Shengping on all sides, gazing at them with gloomy looks on their faces. They were all terrified by the clouds array.
"Chief, is everything going to work fine?" a demonized man asked in a low voice.
Song Shengping's face turned unsightly as he replied, "Fu Xue's guess was right on its mark. Gu Hai obtained the information when he reached Song Jia Sect, he knows how to call Grandmaster Liunian back!"
"My Lord, we are here!" Chen Tianshan yelled.
"Shangguan Hen!" Gu Hai ordered. "Begin!"
"Yes, my Lord!"
Immediately after, a dozen men separated from the formation and quickly began to arrange an array using the surplus spirit stones in accordance with Gu Hai's instructions.
Inside the veil of clouds, the 28x28 Heaven and Earth Grand Array was arranged, once again.
"Alright!" Gu Hai shouted aloud.
All of Gu Hai's men removed their hands at the same time. Meanwhile, the clouds that were hiding them also scattered instantly.
As the clouds scattered away, all the demonized people’s faces distorted as everything was revealed before them.
"Ah, that's not the 28x28 Heaven and Earth Grand Array!"
"That's the simplified Sky Sabers Life and Death Array created by the superposition of everyone's power!"...
Many people recognized it immediately. After all, Golden Tong's Li Wei was captured just by this method.
"Gu Hai, you dare to fool me?" Song Shengping's eyes went wide with anger and he swung his sword.
Suddenly, billowing clouds of mist started to rise from the ground, covering the entire peak in the blink of an eye.
"Break!" From the vortex of clouds, the thunderous shout of Xiang Yu thundered out, before the Fang Tian Hua halberd was thrust out once more.
Song Shengping's sword aura collapsed with a loud bang right away. His face warped as he hastily pulled back, dodging the halberd strike in the nick of time.
"Gu Hai, I will not let you go!" Song Shengping roared out in anger.
The entire peak was now covered in fog. Gu Hai’s men immediately let out breaths of respite before each and every one of them burst into laughter. Now, looking at Gu Hai, their eyes were filled with even more respect. Their Lord never did anything without a proper plan!
"Search for the rock!" shouted Gu Hai.
"Yes, my Lord!" The three thousand men started running eagerly about the peak.
Gu Hai ran straight towards the building where Long Wanqing used to live. Although Gao Xianzhi had gotten the information from the three servants, he didn't get any details of its description; what that rock looked like could not be described.
While everyone was searching in a hurry, a cry arose.
"Ah? It's the Chief!" Chen Tianshan suddenly cried out, wild with joy, as he spotted Li Qinghe chained on a nearby scaffold, unconscious.
Just as Chen Tianshan wanted to step forward, Gao Xianzhi promptly shouted at the top of his voice, "Captain Chen, you can't!"
"What?" Chen Tianshan's eyes went wide.
"My Lord ordered us to find the rock first. We will deal with Li Qinghe later, I feel something isn't right!" yelled Gao Xianzhi.
"But... you can look for the rock, just let me go...!" shouted Chen Tianshan.
"Don't you remember what happened in the Xiantian Endgame World?" shouted Gao Xianzhi.
Chen Tianshan's countenance changed as he nodded.
Gu Hai's men quickly avoided the scaffold and started ransacking various houses.
On the scaffold, Li Qinghe kept feigning unconscious. Nonetheless, his facial muscles twitched a bit.
What Li Qinghe didn't expect was that even after looking so miserable these people would guard against him. Aren't they feeling the slightest bit sympathetic?
Did they come here to search for something?
"Found it, my Lord!" Scar screamed with joy suddenly.
Everyone ran out from various buildings on the peak.
Scar, grabbing a piece of rock, arrived before Gu Hai.
"My Lord, quickly call Grandmaster Liunian back, our spirit stones are about to be depleted!" a nearby Shangguan Hen cried anxiously.
The Spirit stones are about to be depleted?
Hearing this, everyone's face changed.
"Crush it!" Gu Hai shouted.
The distant Li Qinghe, on the other hand, opened his eyes as a thunderous explosion took place around him.
Blasting the scaffold away, Li Qinghe rushed straight towards the rock in Scar's hand.
At the sight of this, everyone's expression changed.
"Chief?!" Chen Tianshan's face looked unsightly.
"With such big strength, I can remove a mountain; With the lofty quality, I am matchless in the world!"
It was Gu Hai who remained the most vigilant. Suddenly, a Fang Tian Hua halberd was congealed out of the clouds.
The halberd crashed into Li Qinghe with a thunderclap.
Li Qinghe escaped one danger after another. But the same could not be said for his right arm which was cut down all of a sudden. He immediately covered the wound on his right shoulder as a panic-stricken look appeared in his eyes.
"Chief, what the hell are you doing?" Chen Tianshan screamed in shock.
"My Lord, it's over, the spirit stones are cracking one after another!" on another side, the man who was responsible for the array cried anxiously.
"Crack!" Scar promptly crushed that rock into pieces.
A ripple traveled through space, but there was no immediate reaction.
"Where is he?" Gao Xianzhi's countenance changed.
"Nothing!? Grandmaster Liunian didn't come out!? We were cheated!" screamed Chen Tianshan, shocked.
"No, we aren't cheated, it's just that Grandmaster Liunian has received the new just now, he is hurrying back, but it will take some time!" Gu Hai explained, a gloomy look on his face.
"My Lord, the spirit stones are insufficient, what should we do?" the team of men who were responsible for managing the array cried anxiously.
"Hahaha, your spirit stones are insufficient, the array cannot hold on for too long, right!" said Li Qinghe as he broke into a laugh.
"Chief, we came to rescue you, how can you… how can you...!" yelled Chen Tianshan, perturbed.
Hearing this, Li Qinghe's expression changed irregularly. Sometimes he was sad, and sometimes he was filled with anger.
"Save me? Why did you only come now, why only come now? What's the use of coming now, it's useless!" Li Qinghe screamed at the top of his lungs, sad and angered.
"But, you are still alive, aren't you?" Chen Tianshan yelled, confused.
Suddenly, streams of scarlet malevolent qi were circling around Li Qinghe. The malevolent qi emerged like a storm, drowning Li Qinghe completely inside.
Immediately after, his hair started to metamorphose, transforming into countless small snakes. Just as his hair transformed into snakes, the snakes rushed to the front, hissing at everyone.
"Demonized human?" Everyone's countenance changed.
"Is it still useful? Is it still useful?" Li Qinghe screamed, depressed and angered.
"Chief Li, we can give the matter further thought and discuss it later!" Gu Hai shouted.
"Give a further thought and discuss later! Hmph, it's too late, turn into rocks for me!" screamed Li Qinghe.
Just when Li Qinghe let out a cold snort, his eyes suddenly radiated a dazzling red brilliance.
Turn into rocks!?
Everyone had a confused look on their faces. What does it mean?
Gu Hai, on the other hand, had a pretty big change in his expression as he shouted aloud, "Don't look into his eyes!"
While speaking, he promptly waved his arm.
"With such big strength, I can remove a mountain; With the lofty quality, I am matchless in the world!"
A Fang Tian Hua halberd suddenly emerged out of thin air and swept towards Li Qinghe with a loud boom.
At that moment some of Gu Hai's men let out miserable screams, their bodies starting to stiffen suddenly. They stopped moving, and slowly, their bodies turned completely gray, transfixed on the ground. Suddenly, everyone had stopped moving completely.
"Arghhh~!" Li Qinghe slammed his fist toward the Fang Tian Hua halberd.
"Ka ka ka!"
The moment the Fang Tian Hua halberd came into contact with Li Qinghe, it also disappeared.
With a deafening thunderclap, Li Qinghe clashed with the blurring Fang Tian Hua halberd.
In the next moment, Li Qinghe was sent flying by the Fang Tian Hua halberd, spewing a mouthful of blood. A huge gaping wound, from Li Qinghe's right shoulder to the left part of his waist, had appeared, and his entrails were hanging out.
Li Qinghe crashed into the foot of the mountain outside the grand array.
The moment the Fang Tian Hua halberd appeared, it collapsed completely. The spirit stones were almost depleted. The Fang Tian Hua halberd could not be congealed again.
Apart from Gu Hai, who had avoided that gaze, all three thousand men on the peak had slowly transformed into rocks.
Standing amid the rock statues, Gu Hai took a deep breath, "Medusa? Gorgon? Petrification ability?"
"Chen Tianshan, Gao Xianzhi, Scar, Shangguan Hen!" Gu Hai shouted everyone's name.
However, everyone had already turned into stone, completely immobilized.
On another note, only the Heavens knew how long it would be before Grandmaster Liunian could come back. At this moment, the spirit stones were almost depleted. The Fang Tian Hua halberd could not be congealed. All that left was just these clouds of mist, and who knew how long they could be maintained.
Outside the array, Li Qinghe crashed into the ground, lying in a pool of blood. Seeing this, a crowd of demonized humans immediately rushed over to him.
"Li Qinghe, are you alright?" Song Shengping quickly fed him a pill.
"I don't have any strength left, it's all on you. I have already petrified everyone. And his array is also ruined, he doesn't have any spirit stones left, he is no longer able to congeal the Fang Tian Hua halberd. Quickly go in, they have crushed the stone that will call Grandmaster Liunian back. Grandmaster Liunian is about to return!" Li Qinghe reported in a feeble voice.
Almost all his organs were completely out in the open. He could survive until now all because of the support of his terrifying strength. However, he was simply unable to go back inside the array.
"Grandmaster Liunian is about to return?" Song Shengping's countenance worsened.
"Hurry up and go inside! They are already turned into stone by me! The array is also wasted, hurry up!" screamed Li Qinghe.
"Everyone is petrified? The array is useless?" Song Shengping's eyes lit up at once.
"Everyone, listen up...!" Song Shengping shouted aloud as if he was gathering all demonized humans.
Inside the array, hearing Song Shengping's sudden shout, Gu Hai knew that the situation was about to turn for worse. He immediately stopped investigating the statues and shouted, "Song Shengping, why are you still not coming in to die!?"
Gu Hai's shout made Song Shengping shut his mouth immediately.
"Didn't you say everyone is petrified?" Song Shengping stared at Li Qinghe.
"Only Gu Hai is left, he was able to avoid it. Hurry up, he alone is left, you can pinch him to death anytime!" Li Qinghe yelled.
There was a hesitant look on Song Shengping's face.
"His spirit stones cannot support the array anymore, hurry up, take Gu Hai down!" Li Qinghe cried out anxiously.
Song Shengping looked at Li Qinghe, then, turned his gaze at the array. For a moment, he didn't dare to take the risk. Li Qinghe is demonized. His life force is more tenacious, that's the reason he didn't die. If I am struck by that Fang Tian Hua halberd, I might really die.
Is the array truly useless?
Song Shengping was anxious because Grandmaster Liunian was about to return very soon. He needed to set up an ambush and for that, they must break this array.
"Everyone, listen up, the array is already useless, all the convicts are turned into stone. Only Gu Hai alone is remaining inside, take Gu Hai down for me, quickly take Gu Hai down!" Song Shengping shouted at the top of his voice.
The crowd of demonized humans looked at each other. Finally, they nodded their assent and took their swords and sabers out before heading towards the clouds of mist tentatively.
Eight hundred demonized humans slowly stepped into the grand array.
At the heart of the array, Gu Hai, with a gloomy look on his face, gazed about at the three thousand petrified men.
Indeed, the array was completely useless at this moment. Grandmaster Liunian had yet to return. At this moment, he alone had to face eight hundred demonized humans and Song Shengping!
"The array really didn't stop me! The array truly is useless! Hahaha, quickly follow me to the top of the mountain!" a demonized disciple's joyous voice rose from the swirling clouds.
One after another, more and more demonized men headed into the array.
Song Shengping, on the other hand, was supporting Li Qinghe. His eyelids slightly twitched as he waited quietly.
The eight hundred demonized humans started making their way to the top of the mountain. Atop the mountain, only Gu Hai was there, alone.
His eyelids were twitching madly. Gu Hai took a deep breath as a slit appeared on the clothes on his chest.
Suddenly, swirling black qi emerged from Gu Hai's body as a rib pierced through the skin at the pit of his stomach, and a sword hilt slowly emerged from within.
"Life Severer, follow me to battle!" stated Gu Hai, his eyes radiating a frigid light.
As Gu Hai pulled the Life Severing Saber out of his lower chest, more billowing black qi surged out from it!