Seeing that the elder had managed to stop the Dragonbone Divine Spear, Zhang Xuan's face turned grim. At such a moment, he could not afford to hide his identity any longer. Taking out the Infernal Blacksaber, he raised his arm and slashed at the barrier.

Even though the elder was at Ancient Sage 2-dan Great Philosopher realm, he had expended himself greatly while trying to purify the dragon blood. As a result, his strength paled far in comparison to before.

All it took was an instant for the Infernal Blacksaber to tear through the barrier.


Fresh blood spewed from the elder's mouth, but the elder firmly stood his ground. His eyes turned crimson as he raised his palm once more.

He released a tremendous amount of zhenqi to stop the Dragonbone Divine Spear from reaching the dragon blood despite the poor physical state that he was in. His desperate act worked, and in a moment's time, he actually managed to halt the Dragonbone Divine Spear once more.

"Persistent b*stard!"

Not expecting the elder to be so stubborn despite being in such a weakened state, Zhang Xuan's face reddened in fury as he swung the Infernal Blacksaber once more.

As long as he killed the elder, the barrier that the latter had formed around the Dragonbone Divine Spear would dissipate.

"Humph!" Knowing that Zhang Xuan would launch such an attack, the elder slid his palm forward.

Something reminiscent of a woven piece of silk darted forth and encircled itself around the incoming saber.

It was an artifact—a Half-Ancient Sage artifact. Even though it was not a true Ancient Sage artifact, it was tailored purely for hypnosis and binding. As a result, Zhang Xuan immediately felt the zhenqi in his body slowing down, as if something was blocking it. Even exerting his zhenqi felt incredibly arduous.


An Otherworldly Demon Ancient Sage suddenly appeared right before Zhang Xuan and blocked the woven piece of silk. It pulled its arm backward before launching a powerful punch aimed right at the woven piece of silk.

It was none other than the Otherworldly Demon Ancient Sage corpse that Zhang Xuan had forged a while back!

Si la!

Despite only being a corpse, it possessed superior physical abilities as a Soulless Metal Humanoid. That single punch caused the space in its path to collapse, and the crimson silk was swiftly torn into shreds.


A second mouthful of blood was spewed from the elder's lips.

In the first place, he was in no state to fight given his current physical condition, and it was only sheer willpower and desperation that had been driving him on. His frail body was sent flying by the impact, and he landed heavily on the ground amid a cloud of dust. From the looks of it, he would be incapacitated for quite a while.Find authorized novels in Webnovel,faster updates, better experience,Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.

Zhang Xuan swiftly swung the Infernal Blacksaber once more to tear down the barrier set up by the barrier before bellowing, "Go!"


The Dragonbone Divine Spear immediately bolted forward as fast as lightning.

In the blink of an eye, the massive skeletal dragon arrived before the dragon blood, and it widened its mouth to devour the dragon blood.


Just as the dragon blood was about to flow into the body of the skeletal dragon and assimilate together with it, its movements suddenly froze in place. It was a bizarre sight—a completely motionless skeletal dragon with a droplet of dragon blood floating quietly in the midst of its mouth.

"Sh*t!" Zhang Xuan narrowed his eyes in alarm.

He quickly lifted his head and saw a figure drifting right above them. The figure was pointing one of his fingers toward the skeletal dragon.

It went without saying that it was the figure who had frozen the surrounding space to limit the Dragonbone Divine Spear's movements.

Sovereign Chen Ling!

They were still a step too slow in the end!

At that moment, Sovereign Chen Ling's face was still a little pale, which indicated that he had not fully recovered. Despite that, there was still no denying that he was a Blood Reincarnation realm expert. There was no way that the Dragonbone Divine Spear could be a match for him!

After halting the movements of the Dragonbone Divine Spear, Sovereign Chen Ling turned his gaze upon Zhang Xuan. His eyes reflected the raging anger that was burning within him. If looks could kill, everything in the area would have disintegrated in the blink of an eye.

"Are you Zhang Xuan? I didn't think that you would have the guts to sneak into my palace and kill my trusted subordinate. You are really courting death!"

The Dragonbone Divine Spear and the Infernal Blacksaber were artifacts unique to Zhang Xuan. No matter how ingenious his disguise as Ancient Sage Lan Ya was, those artifacts would still give him away in an instant.


Sensing great danger from the figure floating above him, Zhang Xuan brought out his strongest trump card without any hesitation.

The Book of Heaven's Path materialized, and one of Vicious' arm reached out from the book and flicked its finger.

Si la!

The sealed space immediately began flowing once more, and the massive mouth of the skeletal dragon swiftly clamped shut.


The sound of the skeletal dragon's teeth clamping shut echoed throughout the entire room. However, the skeletal dragon did not experience the feeling of immense power coursing through its body as it had anticipated.

"A human actually managed to make it in here?" A provocative feminine voice echoed in the room. "Sovereign Chen Ling, it seems like your palace isn't as safe as you thought…"

Following which, a young lady with a seductive figure appeared in the room. Rotating slowly at the tip of her finger was the droplet of dragon blood.

Clearly, she had stolen the dragon blood from the skeletal dragon's mouth in the moment that it tried to devour the dragon blood.

This young lady appeared to be in her early thirties. At first glance, her cultivation felt unfathomable, giving off a similar sensation to the elder presiding over the ritual earlier. In other words, she was an Ancient Sage 2-dan Great Philosopher realm cultivator.

Zhang Xuan's eyebrows shot up in astonishment.

He had known that there would be several Ancient Sages standing on guard in Sovereign Chen Ling's sleeping chamber, but he did not think that they would come so quickly.

"Get the dragon blood back!"

Knowing that the danger would only worsen with every passing second, Zhang Xuan hurriedly issued another order to Vicious.


The arm coming from the Book of Heaven's Path darted right toward the Great Philosopher realm young lady with lightning speed.

The young lady was caught off guard from the unexpected agility of the arm. Before she knew it, the space around her was already sealed, rendering her unable to move at all.


A palm thrust landed squarely on the young lady's chest, and the latter was immediately sent flying into the distance.

"Take it!"

Knowing that she would unable to retain possession of the dragon blood in the face of such a powerful enemy, the young lady anxiously flung the droplet of dragon blood toward Sovereign Chen Ling.

Sovereign Chen Ling swiftly flitted forth to grab the droplet of dragon blood, but the arm in the Book of Heaven's Path was not slow in its reaction either.

Thus, the two powerhouses collided with one another, causing a devastating shockwave to ripple into the surroundings. Under the humongous force, the formations in the area reached the limits of their durability and shattered.

"What happened?

"Sovereign Chen Ling seems to be fighting with someone else…"


The collapse of the formations meant that they were no longer fighting in an isolated environment. Hearing the commotion, another two Ancient Sages swiftly flew over to inspect the situation.

Just like the young lady, they were Great Philosopher realm experts. Individually, they might not be a threat to Vicious, but when coordinating with one another, there was no doubt that they were a force to be reckoned with.

Due to Sovereign Chen Ling's injuries, Vicious clearly held the upper hand in the clash, and he was on the verge of obtaining the droplet of dragon blood. However, with those two Ancient Sages joining the fray and supporting Sovereign Chen Ling, the scales were balanced. Vicious found himself unable to take a single step forward no matter how much he exerted himself, almost as if someone had nailed him to the spot.

Even though Vicious was unable to reach the droplet of dragon blood, he was able to prevent the others from reaching it as well. Desperate, Sovereign Chen Ling clenched his teeth together and bellowed, "Formation, activate!"


The formations that were set up all over Sovereign Chen Ling's sleeping chamber began churning into action. Innumerable shimmering beads of light materialized in the area, and they swiftly converged on Vicious in the blink of an eye.

Sovereign Chen Ling had spent innumerable years carving the inscriptions and setting up the formations within his sleeping chamber so as to ensure that he would have a trump card to deal with Sovereign Chen Yong if they ever fell out with one another.

While Vicious had recovered to Blood Reincarnation realm consummation, it was still beyond his means to breach the formation quickly.

Seeing that Vicious had been trapped within the formation, Sovereign Chen Ling heaved a sigh of relief.

"I have paid a heavy price in order to refine this droplet of dragon blood, so how could I allow an outsider like you to snatch it from me?" he harrumphed coldly.

With a grasp of his hand, the droplet of dragon blood fell right into his hand, emanating rampaging energy.

Sovereign Chen Ling tapped his finger lightly on the droplet of blood, and the dragon avatar shrouding it released a deep, pained moan. It was as if someone had just slain its will.

Without any hesitation, he opened his mouth to swallow the dragon blood.

He had sustained severe injuries that had devastated his very foundations, and it was only a matter of time before he lost his life. The only way that he could recover was through the nourishment of the refined dragon blood.

"No! It's mine!"

Seeing that a rare opportunity to achieve a breakthrough was about to slip right through his fingers, the Dragonbone Divine Spear roared desperately. It charged right toward Sovereign Chen Ling without any hesitation, intending to take the dragon blood back by hook or by crook.

It rammed heavily into Sovereign Chen Ling, causing the latter to stagger. The dragon blood also slipped past the latter's finger to fall to the floor.

"You're courting death!" Sovereign Chen Ling spat as he thrust his palm toward the Dragonbone Divine Spear.


How could the Dragonbone Divine Spear possibly withstand the attack of a Blood Reincarnation realm expert? It was planted right into the ground with a huge hole around it.


After knocking away the Dragonbone Divine Spear, Sovereign Chen Ling raised his hand and summoned the dragon blood back into his grasp. After that, he brought his hand to his mouth, ready to drink the dragon blood, when he suddenly felt a chill on his fingers. It was as if a gust had just blown through his fingers.

Before he knew it, the dragon blood had vanished from his hand once more.


Sovereign Chen Ling's head nearly blew up in that instant. He hurriedly turned his head to look where the gust of wind had departed to, only to find himself faced with a floating gourd. The body of the floating gourd caved inward to form a depression as the dragon blood was drawn into the depression to be assimilated into its body.

Just like that, the dragon blood was devoured.



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