Library of Heaven is Path
1772 Wu Chen“s True Identity
"Help fend them off for a while; I'll assimilate the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn in the meantime." Luo Ruoxin nodded as she channeled her energy frenziedly into the book in her hand.
Wu Chen nodded, and without any hesitation, he continued striking out saber qi in order to stop the advancing Ancient Sages.
Boom boom boom!
As the attacks of the Ancient Sages fell on Wu Chen's saber, one could see his face visibly turning paler and paler. The saber qi that he dealt out gushed forth like the rapid tides of a river. Even though he was forced back again and again, astonishingly, he actually managed to fend off all of their attacks single-handedly.
There was not the slightest shockwave that harmed or interrupted Luo Ruoxin.
"Strong…" Zhang Xuan was struck dumb by Wu Chen's outburst of strength.
A battle of this level was not something that he could interfere in anymore.
Just that… Wu Chen had only just achieved a breakthrough, had he not?
Why was he able to easily obstruct the attacks of so many powerful Ancient Sages, a feat that even Old Ancestor Zhang Hongtian had failed in?
Furthermore, throughout the entire collision, his face had only turned slightly pale. It did not seem like he had sustained any significant injuries.
If so, just how powerful was Wu Chen actually?
Was he a Blood Reincarnation realm Ancient Sage as well?
It was already amazing that Luo Ruoxin was able to defend against Ancient Sage Yan Qing's attack with just a wave of her hand, but to think that Wu Chen was able to do so as well…
In an instant, he felt as if he was seeing a completely different side to them.
He knew that the two of them had been keeping secrets, but this was not what he had expected at all.
"He's finally appeared. Set up the formation!"
Ancient Sage Yan Qing did not seem to be surprised by Wu Chen's feat at all. Instead, his eyebrows shot up as he swiftly issued several commands.
In an instant, blue light poured into the surroundings, forming innumerable stars that surrounded the entire Temple of Confucius.
Wu Chen's face immediately darkened upon seeing that formation. "This is the ultimate treasure forged by the seventy-two Sages, the Heavenly Palace Constellation Blueprint! You actually brought it here?"
"We brought the Heavenly Palace Constellation Blueprint here today to prevent you from getting away. You can be certain that today will be your death date!" Ancient Sage Yan Qing sneered coldly.Find authorized novels in Webnovel，faster updates, better experience，Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.
Under the cover of the light from the constellation, the ripped space behind Luo Ruoxin slowly began to mend. It did not take too long before it reverted back to normal.
Zhang Xuan also sensed that the surrounding space was swiftly freezing up, so he quickly whipped out the Dragonbone Divine Spear and pierced the surrounding space. However, he found that the space had turned incredibly hard. Even with his current strength, he was unable to break it open.
Within the sealed space, it felt like Ancient Sage Yan Qing was a giant who wielded the ability to control anything that happened. He raised his finger and tapped it lightly.
A star descended from the sky and smashed right for Wu Chen.
The star did not appear to be too large, but it descended with devastating momentum. Shockingly, it was even stronger than the attack that Ancient Sage Yan Qing had executed with his halberd. Even before reaching its target, one could already feel the star's intent to annihilate everything in its path.
Facing the ridiculous might of the descending star, Wu Chen's complexion turned incredibly awful. He cut his finger lightly with the saber in his hand and fed his blood to his weapon.
The saber immediately emanated an eerie glow as its prowess heightened significantly. It was just a simple pierce, but the surrounding space collapsed along with its movements.
The saber struck the descending star and sliced it in two without any hesitation.
Deng deng deng deng!
At the same time, the impact of the collision caused Wu Chen to retreat eight steps, and blood trickled down the corners of his lips. His face also turned ghastly white.
It was apparent that even though he had managed to stop the star, he had overexerted himself in the midst of doing so.
Seeing that Wu Chen was able to withstand the might of the descending star, a hint of astonishment flashed across Ancient Sage Yan Qing's eyes. However, he soon sneered coldly and raised his finger once more. "Let's see how many you can defend against!"
Yet another star descended from the sky.
Knowing that Luo Ruoxin was in a crucial moment in assimilating the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn, Wu Chen did not dare back down. Taking a deep breath, he retracted his saber and fled.
"I can't afford to hold back at a time like this…"
This time, Wu Chen did not use the saber. Instead, he flicked his wrist and whipped out two skeletal arms drenched in his blood before charging right toward the star above him.
As soon as the skeletal arms appeared, a powerful aura exploded into the surroundings. The higher Wu Chen flew, the larger the skeletal arms seemed to become. In the blink of an eye, they had already become so large that they seemed to cover the entire sky. It seemed like as long as he was given sufficient time, those two hands could easily cover the entire world.
The skeletal arms tore right through the descending star, smashing it into dust.
Furthermore, the skeletal arms did not stop at just crushing the star. They continued surging into the sky, and the tremendous might that they harnessed caused the entire starry sky to shudder. It seemed like even the artifact was unable to withstand the pressure coming from the skeletal arms!
"If even the skeletal arms are so powerful, I can't imagine how powerful that person was when he was still alive!"
Zhang Hongtian and the others were bewildered by the impressive prowess that Wu Chen had brought forth.
As Ancient Sages, they could feel the overwhelming strength of the blueprint very clearly. Even if they used their full prowess, they would still be unable to break apart the spacetime restraints imposed by the blueprint, let alone destroy the descending stars!
Yet, a single grasp of those two skeletal arms could make the entire blueprint shudder. Did that not mean that their prowess had exceeded the Blood Reincarnation realm?
Contrary to everyone's bewilderment, Zhang Xuan's body jolted as soon as he sensed the aura coming from the skeletal arms.
He felt a familiar sensation from those two skeletal arms.
"It belongs to Vicious…" Zhang Xuan narrowed his eyes in astonishment.
The right skeletal arm in the air was lacking a phalange, and the familiar aura that he was feeling confirmed his deduction. There was no doubt… it was Vicious!
Why would Vicious' arms be in Wu Chen's possession?
Furthermore, the strength that they possessed was peculiarly great. Even after recovering the upper body, the Vicious in the Book of Heaven's Path did not wield such great power.
All of a sudden, many doubts flooded into Zhang Xuan's mind. He was unable to make sense of the situation.
Spurting a mouthful of blood, Ancient Sage Yan Qing bellowed, "What are you waiting for? Are you intending to back out at this crucial moment?"
He had been sustaining the blueprint with his own energy, so the attempt to break the blueprint had caused his zhenqi to suffer a major backlash.
"Of course not!"
Old Geezer Yu, who had been watching the commotion from the side, swiftly made his way over with the Ancient Sages of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe.
"This…" Zhang Xuan staggered in shock.
He dared not believe what he was seeing.
From their conversation, it was obvious that Ancient Sage Yan Qing of the Hundred Schools of Philosophers was in a partnership with Old Geezer Yu!
In other words, the Hundred Schools of Philosophers had defected to the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe!
What the heck was going on here?
Other than Zhang Xuan, Zhang Hongtian and the others were also looking at one another in a daze.
In terms of resentment, the hatred that the Hundred Schools of Philosophers harbored for the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe was definitely nowhere beneath that of Master Teacher Pavilion's cultivators. Why would they actually collaborate with the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe?
Old Geezer Yu flicked his wrist, and a straw garment materialized in the air. The skeletal arms that were tearing apart the blueprint suddenly halted, as if their strength had been neutralized by the straw garment.
"Quick, kill him!" Old Geezer Yu bellowed.
On the other hand, Wu Chen's face darkened. He bit his finger, and fresh blood spurted onto the skeletal arms. However, the skeletal arms remained completely motionless, as if they were hibernating.
Wu Chen attempted to control the skeletal arms, but they refused to budge at all. He clasped his fists tightly and roared at Old Geezer Yu in the air. "Bo Yu, you traitor! How can you collaborate with the Hundred Schools of Philosophers? Aren't you afraid that I'll decapitate you?"
"Heh! You'll have to escape from here alive in order to kill me…" Without the slightest fear, Old Geezer Yu chuckled softly. "Besides, you should also know that the person who wants to claim your life isn't me but Sovereign Chen Ling! Isn't that so, Sovereign Chen Yong?"
"Sovereign Chen Yong? Could it be…" Zhang Xuan's body stiffened upon hearing those words. His eyes were marred with disbelief as he muttered, "Wu Chen is actually… Sovereign Chen Yong from the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe?"