Chapter 348: Zi Shang Reveals His Powers (1)
"We do want to catch him ourselves but we fear that it would be inconvenient!" Elder Bai Gu said with hidden intentions.
Qiu Sen frowned and asked Jin Yuanwei "Where did you keep him?"
Sweat began to form on Jin Yuanwei's temples as he stuttered, "A-at the back of the mountain."
"You fool!" Qiu Sen couldn't care less about beating this stupid disciple to death as he hurriedly rushed towards the back.
Elder Mo Hua and Elder Bai Gu exchanged glances before following along behind to enjoy the show.
At that point in time, Yun Jiuge was still crouching at the center of the Corpse Ghost Formation.
Just as she was about to rejoice for White Bone Monkey's advancement, she learned from Zi Shang that Qiu Sen had traded her off to both Elder Bai Gu and Elder Mo Hua.
"Qiu Sen is neither my master nor my parent — what right does he have to trade me off!" Yun Jiuge was furious. She had originally intended to provoke the three Elders into a fight, but who knew that Qiu Sen was so useless.
"We cannot stay here any longer." Zi Shang had originally planned to let Qiu Sen, Mo Hua and Bai Gu fight it out and then use the identity of Yun Jiuge's Life's Origin Yin Corpse to benefit from the situation.
Who would have known that Qiu Sen would return injured? Now that the plan had fallen through, he had to expend more efforts to escape successfully.
"If we leave now, what about the Yin Corpse Bone-Controlling Technique?" Yun Jiuge was a little unwilling.
"Weren't you not interested?" Zi Shang squinted his eyes at her.
"Not wanting to learn and not being able to learn are two different things." Yun Jiuge was simply not convinced.
"We'll devise a plan later!" Staying put was too dangerous, and it would be better if they could get out of there first. Zi Shang was still optimistic about finding a solution later.
"Alright then!" Yun Jiuge could only accept her fate.
"Pay attention! The moment Qiu Sen enters, we shall leave." Zi Shang had already staged a few little tricks with the Corpse Ghost Formation which he hoped could buy them some time.
Yun Jiuge knew that it would be a tough battle today, so she stared attentively at the Yin Qi swirling above her head.
Behind them were a line of five Corpse Ghosts with hatred embedded in their faces and eyes pinned on the sky.
These were the Bronze Ghost Generals that Zi Shang had previously fought against.
Their faces were contorted with hatred and suffering as they pointed their large swords swathed in black Qi towards the sky.
Qiu Sen dashed at full speed into the Locust Tree Forest once it was in his sight.
This was his territory, and since it was just some brat who had cultivated the fifth Qi Refining stage, it did not matter to him that Yun Jiu possessed the Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey.
Upon his entry into the Locust Tree Forest, he was welcomed by a ray of black light.
The Corpse Ghosts he had raised turned on him viciously as if they had seen their enemy.
Well, in some ways Qiu Sen was indeed their enemy.
Qiu Sen raised his hands to pinch his fingers together, wanting to activate the Corpse Ghost Formation to suppress these defected Corpse Ghosts.
To his surprise, the Corpse Ghost Formation did not work according to his instructions. Instead, a huge puff of black-red Corpse Qi spewed out from the corners, making the corpses even more enraged.
"King Corpse Qi!" Qiu Sen was elated upon seeing the black-red Corpse Qi as this could have occurred only in the presence of a Corpse King.
Unless a Corpse King had appeared when he was not around?
When he gave a little more thought, things didn't feel right as the strongest corpses in the Corpse Ghost Formation were the Ghost Generals. Even if the other corpses had consumed the Immortality Pill, they could not have evolved so quickly.
Qiu Sen's actions were not slowed down even as many thoughts flashed through his mind.
He pointed in the direction where the Corpse Qi had erupted, and the Bat Bone Spurs swarmed towards it. But they were unexpectedly trapped within the black-red Corpse Qi.
Qiu Sen frowned and brought his Monkey Demon Yin Corpse to investigate the situation himself.
"Go." When Zi Shang saw Qiu Ren fall into his trap, he immediately carried Yun Jiuge on his back and sped towards the outskirts of Qiu Ren Peak.
Elder Mo Hua and Elder Bai Gu watched the commotion as they hovered in the sky.
To their surprise, they spotted a human figure dashing out of the Locust Tree Forest like lightning and went to intercept it.
Countless petals flew out of Elder Mo Hua's ink flower, creating a scene as majestic as a goddess scattering flowers gracefully.
But it was actually a horde of menacing Bloodthirsty insects swarming the skies and ground while charging towards Yun Jiuge and Zi Shang.
Elder Bai Gu then took off the necklace of small skulls from around his neck and threw it into the air, causing them to transform into five big skulls.
A dark black Soul Fire shone within the big skulls' eyes and they were entirely shrouded in black mist. They thrust forward like meteors chasing day, with a speed much faster than Elder Mo Hua's scattered petals.
These were both their strongest killing techniques.
Zi Shang would lose the chance of escaping if he continued to fly.
He turned his body decisively as he hugged Yun Jiuge and raised his palm gracefully, humbly revealing his power as he shot out a gust of large gray Yin Qi at the large skulls.
The large skulls opened their mouths to suck in all the Yin Qi.
All magical weapons in the Yin Corpse Sect were based on devouring, and Elder Bai Gu was no exception.
The five skulls had extremely large appetites and nothing could escape their mouths.
However, they were not in luck as the gray Yin Qi they had just swallowed was mixed with countless icy cold Qi which caused them to freeze over, forming five large ice cubes instantaneously.
Elder Mo Hua's scattered goddess flowers were also contained in its spot by Zi Shang's Yin Qi barrier.
"A Living Corpse?!" Elder Mo Hua and Elder Bai Gu had extremely sharp eyes, and with just those few moves they could clearly see Zi Shang's form.
Gray hair, gray eyes, a beautiful face, agile movements and a body filled with dense Corpse Qi — it was indeed a Thousand-year-old Living Corpse.
Both Elder Mo Hua and Elder Bai Gu's eyes ignited with a fiery glow and they dashed forward to attack Zi Shang without a word. They were like hungry beasts fighting for food.
"Could you two old fogeys at least show some respect to me, the Master, while stealing my things?!" thought Yun Jiuge unhappily as she clung onto Zi Shang's back.
With her low cultivation level, naturally she was unable to join this fierce battle.
Elder Mo Hua and Elder Bai Gu were afraid of harming the Living Corpse so they did not dare to deal a killing blow. Thus Zi Shang could easily deal with the both of them, but it was a pity that he could not find a chance to escape.
Yun Jiuge, who was still on Zi Shang's back, began to panic.
Ahh, things were exposed too early! If she was given half a year more to cultivate, she surely would have advanced to the Foundation Establishment Stage.
Even though she still would not be able to interfere in the Core Formation elders' battle, she would at least be able to fly by herself and not be a burden to Zi Shang by riding on his back.
"Little Yun Jiu, you sure have some talent — this Living Corpse is yours, isn't it!" Elder Mo Hua finally realized that the Living Corpse was directly protecting Yun Jiu.
Yun Jiuge did not make a sound but Elder Mo Hua just directly concluded, "It's no surprise then that I fancied you — what a huge blessing! Quick! Bring this Living Corpse to me and come under my wing. I will not mistreat you."
"Mo Hua, have you forgotten that I am still here!" Elder Bai Gu said as he seemed to be smiling, yet not so.
"Bai Gu, having the Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey should be sufficient for you. Why should you still want to steal the Living Corpse from me!" Strong determination filled Mo Hua's teasing laughter.
She truly liked this Living Corpse — it was so beautiful and powerful.
What did a blood contract matter! As long as she could control Yun Jiu, she'd be able to control the Living Corpse! Though using it would be a little troublesome, she did not mind!