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"Eh? Even more powerful?"
The White Tiger Duke and Princess Jiujiu couldn’t help but draw cold breaths at the same time. The Death God had already massacred so many of their powerful soul masters the last time around. If it was more powerful than they had imagined, how powerful could it possibly be?
Xu Jiujiu asked with great difficulty, "What aspect are you referring to, Yuhao?"
Huo Yuhao lowered his voice and said, "Distance."
"Previously, I was about eight to nine thousand meters away from the Ming Dou Mountain Range’s tallest peak when I attempted detection. Suppose that the white light released from the main peak did reach me, and that would mean it had locked onto my position. This means an attack was bound to come right afterward. I could faintly feel that a red metal object flickered on the main peak, though it disappeared because the white light didn’t touch me."
"My enemies didn’t know what my cultivation rank was, and they must have had expended a lot of energy to activate that special Class 9 soul detector. They weren’t afraid to consume energy, and that means they weren’t about to let their efforts go to waste. If they were just going to send soul engineers to run me down, they shouldn’t have any confidence of doing so at such a great distance from the main peak. In the end, they didn’t know what kind of cultivation I possess. Therefore, the most likely case was that the main peak could launch a direct attack against me. Under those circumstances, during that time, only the Death God on the main peak would be able to kill me with one strike and with absolute certainty. This means that the Death God’s attacking range could be more than five kilometers. In other words, it can reach five kilometers when it’s unleashing an attack over an area, but it can reach further when it’s attacking in a single direction.
The White Tiger Duke clenched his right fist and pressed it against the edge of the sand table as he listened to Huo Yuhao’s analysis. He contemplated momentarily as he lowered his voice and said, "That’s very possible. If that’s the case, the Death God would still have been able to cause us heavy losses the next time around if we had estimated its range at five thousand meters. It’s possible that even its range for area attacks can reach further than that. If that’s the case, then the Death God is just too terrifying."
Huo Yuhao said, "We can’t make any other judgments about the Death God because we are terribly short on information regarding it. I feel that we have to continue our reconnaissance missions, and we should only stop once we figure everything out about this soul tool. The Death God’s attacking strength is far too frightening – furthermore, its surrounding defenses are tight and strict. One can say that the Death God is the key to whether we will be able to break through the Sun Moon Empire’s defensive perimeter. As long as we can do something to get rid of it, we will have very good chances of breaking through the Ming Dou Mountain Range’s defensive perimeter. In the end, we have many soldiers and soul masters. Our forward push and momentum will be unstoppable once we break through this defensive perimeter."
The White Tiger Duke answered, "But conducting any more scouting missions against them is just too dangerous. Furthermore, only you possess abilities like that, and I can’t let you put yourself in harm’s way again." Huo Yuhao smiled plainly and said, "That’s fine, Duke – with this attempt, we have obtained a better understanding of the Death God. I will be even more careful next time, and I will not use Spiritual Detection rashly to investigate what’s happening on the other side. You can rest assured that I will not treat my life like a joke."
The disappointment in Huo Yuhao’s heart had vaporized after tonight’s investigation. If his opponents were too simple, they wouldn’t trigger his fighting spirit, while the Death God’s mysteriousness and how powerful it was piqued his interest greatly. He was the only successful product of Shrek Academy’s Ultimate Soldier Plan.
Wasn’t investigating the Death God the best platform to evaluate his ability as an Ultimate Soldier?
The White Tiger was momentarily stunned as he stared at Huo Yuhao, who was overflowing with fighting spirit – only true heroes come forward in times of trouble and difficulty. This youth was faced with almost impossible circumstances and a dead end, but he was still full of fighting spirit and wasn’t in the least bit timid or afraid. He didn’t just have laudable spirit, he also had confidence in his own abilities at the same time! He would push forward even in the face of impossible opposition – such a role model!
Xu Jiujiu stared at Huo Yuhao, and strange lights flickered continuously in her beautiful eyes. This fellow is just too outstanding. If only I were a few years younger…
The princess couldn’t help but blush a little when those thoughts ran through her head.
Dai Hao contemplated momentarily and said, "I won’t try to give you any more advice, Yuhao, and I represent the Star Luo Empire’s millions of citizens and thank you. As soldiers, it is our duty to protect our country so that our country’s citizens will not suffer the cruelty and torment of war. From now on, please tell us if you need anything or any help with regards to your investigation – the Northwestern Field Army and I will do everything we can to give you sufficient aid."
Huo Yuhao nodded and said, "Thank you for your trust. I will go back first so that I can have a long and detailed think about this."
"Alright." The White Tiger Duke and Princess Jiujiu also needed to digest the news that Huo Yuhao had brought back tonight.
Huo Yuhao returned to his room and crossed his legs on his bed. Images and scenes of his reconnaissance mission targeting the Ming Dou Mountain Range’s main peak surfaced in his mind continuously, and he didn’t let any single detail slip through his fingers.
With his superior memory, everything that he had experienced just now replayed over and over again his mind with almost complete accuracy.
Is there really no weakness or loophole?
Huo Yuhao opened his eyes again after two hours, and his eyebrows were tightly locked together. He had attempted many different conjectures in his mind again and again, but every single conjecture ended up at a dead end with no exception. Charging through the spiritual barrier created by the Class 9 soul tool wasn’t difficult, but the hard part was how he could come back out alive. Furthermore, investigation required time once he was inside, and would that mysterious Death God Douluo give him the time he needed?
His eyes slowly turned golden, and two shadows were released from Huo Yuhao’s body and took human form – the Skydream Iceworm and the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion.
Huo Yuhao lowered his voice and asked, "Brother Skydream, Ice Empress, help me think of solutions. Do I have a chance from your perspective?"
The Skydream Iceworm said, "Yes, of course you have a chance." There was a sneer on his face when he spoke.
"Ah?" Huo Yuhao looked at him in surprise. He had been wracking his brains for such a long time to no avail, and the Skydream Iceworm immediately said he had a chance once he came out.
The Skydream Iceworm sneered and said, "You have forgotten one thing, Yuhao! You have a powerful protector. If you factor this into your calculations, you may not even be able to die even if the Death God gives you a direct hit."
Huo Yuhao’s eyes lit up and said, "Are you saying…"
The Ice Empress chimed in, "We can’t just let him just do bad things by attaching himself to you. He has to show some responsibility."
There was no question that the Skydream Iceworm and the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion were talking about the Beast God, who had a reverse scale attached to Huo Yuhao.
The Beast God was afraid of Huo Yuhao attaining the Godly Seat and breaking through the human limit in the future. However, he was afraid of Huo Yuhao dying at the same time. If Huo Yuhao died, the Great Star Dou Forest’s fortune and destiny would be terminated, and that could be considered absolutely destructive for them. Therefore, Di Tian had to use his own strength to protect Huo Yuhao.
Huo Yuhao squinted his eyes as he lowered his voice and said, "Brother Skydream, Ice Empress – how much, do you guys think, of Di Tian’s strength can be channeled through that reverse scale when it takes a destructive hit?"
The Skydream Iceworm said, "Attacking strength will be hard to say, but at least eighty percent of his defensive strength can be channeled. Previously, when he stopped you twice from feeling the God Realm’s energy, he almost used a conversion technique to bring his aura to the surface of your body. Under such circumstances, you can almost directly pass on the impact of any destructive attack to his body."
"Di Tian is able to control a certain amount of spatial energy with his cultivation, and he can locate your position through the reverse scale, and transfer his own strength through spatial energy. When you’re in danger, you can use spiritual power to stimulate that reverse scale so that Di Tian’s reaction can be even faster. Perhaps you can even rip him off a little. As for you, as long as there’s enough defensive strength, you can at least run into your spectral demiplane. Of course, we also have to be extra careful – we should be alright at long as we don’t take a direct hit from the Light of the Death God."
Huo Yuhao’s eyes slowly started to glow after he listened to the Skydream Iceworm’s words. A crack had seemed to appear in the dead end from before.
"If that’s the case, then we can…"
One day later.
Huo Yuhao was up very early in the morning, and his spirits were a lot better compared to the previous day.
For Huo Yuhao, there were many times when Dong’er was his everything. His conclusion that Tang Wutong wasn’t Dong’er had affected him a lot, and investigating the Death God became the best way for him to free himself. The pain in his heart became a lot lighter if he channeled his energies and emotions into this endeavor.
He cast his gaze towards the east as he left his tent. He made use of the purple energy from the east that came in the early morning and cultivated his Purple Demon Eyes. Huo Yuhao didn’t give up on cultivating his Purple Demon Eyes even though it had been raised to its limit. Cultivation had long since become the most important thing in his bones.
Warm purple energy nourished his eyes and made his already extremely clear and transparent eyes even more glossy and full of luster, and the pale purple hues emanated an elegant and noble aura.
Tang Wutong walked out from her tent, which was next to his. She saw Huo Yuhao, who was still cultivating on his side, once she came out.
Tang Wutong realized to her surprise that she felt a little dazed when she concentrated on Huo Yuhao. In that moment, she felt as if his entire being had integrated into the air, and it seemed like his body was part of the sunlight and the air. This clairvoyant and penetrating feeling didn’t have a single trace of impurity.
How can that be? She felt like she had only had this feeling from her father before.
His soul power was like great waves, and his blood qi was like mercury.
With every breath that Huo Yuhao took, the qi and blood in his body, his soul power, and his spiritual power fused together almost perfectly, and circulated at the same time.
Huo Yuhao subconsciously felt as if his cultivation was improving again.
For Huo Yuhao in his current state, a pure improvement in his soul power was not enough to satisfy his needs. It was more important for him to feel the great laws of heaven and earth during the process of cultivation. Previously, he had only managed to gain that blessing from the aura of the world during his moments of deep contemplation.
Huo Yuhao stood there for an hour. He exhaled a long breath when the soul power in his body followed the Mysterious Heaven Technique’s pathways back into his dantian. The air became mist, and was thin like a thread, but condensed without dissipating. This stream of air reached one hundred meters, and it stretched through the sky like a fine white line.
Light flickered beneath Huo Yuhao’s eyes, and golden light erupted from them. The white mist was swiftly converted into thin threads in the next moment, and these threads wrapped back around as they merged into circle after circle of light before they re-entered his body.
Huo Yuhao’s three energies reached their peak condition in that moment. There seemed to be mystical energies resonating around his body, and the vital energies of heaven and earth seemed to gather towards him with a speed visible to the human eye with every breath that he took. Even though they quickly dissipated from his body after that moment of aggregation, one could tell with a closer look that the most important parts of the vital energy of heaven and earth that was released after absorption had disappeared, as if those most important parts had been completely fused into Huo Yuhao’s body.
This continued for almost another hour, and the sky was almost completely bright by now. The sudden onset of Huo Yuhao’s Conscientious State of cultivation ended.
Huo Yuhao’s soul power had improved a little. More importantly, his spiritual energy and soul power had developed more chemistry, and it was the same with his blood and qi as well. This feeling is just fantastic, and it seems like the previous night’s danger was also quite stimulating for my potential.
Huo Yuhao walked towards the canteen with a satisfied smile on his face. He was about to wash up before having some breakfast.
"Hey!" An exclamation suddenly stopped him in his tracks.
"Eh?" Huo Yuhao turned around, and he saw Tang Wutong with her hands on her waist and an angry-looking demeanor. She seemed like she was covered with a layer of golden light under the light of the morning sun, and her pinkish-blue hair was colored with another dash of gold. She was as pretty as pretty could get.
"Is something up?"
The Amber Sword No matter how beautiful Tang Wutong was, she already had a different place in Huo Yuhao’s heart once he concluded that she wasn’t Wang Dong’er.
Tang Wutong was very upset! That fellow had been standing there for two hours, and she actually watched him from the side for two hours. In the end, this guy turned around and walked off after his cultivation without even giving her a single glance. She could tell from his tone that he evidently hadn’t noticed her presence.
Tang Wutong glared at him as she asked, "To think you’re known for your spiritual power. There’s a living human being standing right next to you – didn’t you see?"
Huo Yuhao said apologetically, "I’m sorry! I was too into my cultivation before this. Do you need anything else?"
"I…" She stared at Huo Yuhao’s clean eyes that were clearly a little distant. Tang Wutong was momentarily stunned – yes! I called him to stop him for nothing. But why do I feel like this fellow’s current behaviour and appearance is just so disgusting? It seems like this is worse than how he looked when he behaved like a pervert. Chapter 148-1: Twilight
Yang Chen who had returned to the business class side returned to his seat to rest. The half an hour he spent making love left him very satisfied, but in a small space like a toilet, he was practically doing what he enjoyed while standing most of the time, and that made his waist ache.
But right at this time, a pair of eyes which had a gaze filled with coldness shot towards him.
Yang Chen shivered for a moment, he looked up and it turned out that Mo Qianni had taken off her shades and looked at him with a gaze full of killing intent.
Clear as to why, Yang Chen made an embarrassed smile, and shifted his butt like he was sitting on pins and needles.
The remainder of the flight was very peaceful, around noon time, the plane landed at Hong Kong International Airport, and as business class passengers, they alighted first.
When walking out of the cabin, An Xin who was neatly dressed like in the beginning gave Yang Chen a sweet smile, unwillingness to part clearly showed in her eyes, and she secretly blew a kiss to Yang Chen.
Yang Chen swallowed his saliva, he could tell that this woman was definitely the reincarnation of a fox spirit!
Mo Qianni who saw this scene sneered, and left the cabin in big strides, as if she couldn’t be bothered to walk alongside Yang Chen.
Yang Chen winked at An Xin, then helplessly increased pace to catch up with Mo Qianni and Lu Tao.
"Hey, Miss Mo, what’s up with you now, have I offended you again?" Puzzled, Yang Chen softly asked.
Mo Qianni sneered, "The taste of an air stewardess should be pretty good, right?"
Yang Chen was stunned, but he didn’t deny, "How did you know?"
Seeing that he admitted it openly, Mo Qianni became even angrier, this man was too shameless, "How did I know? When everybody had their seatbelts on, you went to the lavatory, then that air stewardess also went to the lavatory. The two of you went for over an hour before coming back, do you take me for a fool?"
Looking at the furious Mo Qianni, Yang Chen’s thought quickly, and playfully said, "It can’t be that our Department Head Mo is jealous, right?"
"Jea… jealous!?" Mo Qianni’s pretty face blushed, and she quickly denied, "For me to be jealous of you? Don’t think so highly of yourself! I am just feeling sorry for Ruoxi. She has a lecherous and shameless husband like you, it’s truly sad that she has to spend the rest of her life with someone like you."
The two spoke while walking towards the airport’s exit. There were passengers walking in different directions all around them, and it was noisy, so nobody was able to clearly hear their conversation.
Yang Chen laughed and said, "It’s not like you’re me or Ruoxi, how do you know if we want to spend the rest of our lives together?"
"What? Could it be that you want to divorce Ruoxi and look for that vixen!?" Mo Qianni furiously inquired.
"Hey, why are you so agitated? I didn’t say anything, even if I’m going to have a divorce, it’s not with you. I’m just casually saying it." Yang Chen didn’t expect that she would have such a huge reaction.
Mo Qianni stared straight at Yang Chen, "You with the surname Yang, let me tell you, you better not act recklessly. If you harm Ruoxi, I will not let you die peacefully!"
Seeing this woman’s pretty eyes that were filled with killing intent so close to him, Yang Chen waved his hand with a stiff smile, "How can that be? I love her so dearly, how can I possibly hurt her?"
"That had better be the case." Mo Qianni said, "According to my understanding of Ruoxi, she doesn’t say it verbally, but she’s the type who wouldn’t turn back on a decision even in death. Since she chose to marry you, she definitely wouldn’t change her mind. If you dare abandon her for another woman… even if it’s for the previous CEO, I will make your life worse than death."
Mo Qianni’s words were incredibly fierce, her sharp gaze reinforced her seriousness, causing Yang Chen to feel a chill on his back.
However, from the beginning till the end, Mo Qianni didn’t say that Yang Chen wasn’t allowed to have another lover, she only said that he wasn’t allowed to hurt Lin Ruoxi. The meaning contained in her words were quite profound.
They walked past immigration and to the exit, and at the planned gate, the four saw signboards that had the words ‘Yu Lei’ and ‘Changlin’ written on them. There were several men in suit and tie with dignified faces awaiting them.
When they walked closer, they noticed a young man wearing a navy blue suit with a red tie. He had a handsome face and was over 1.8m tall. With a genial smile he welcomed the four. This man was obviously the leader of the group from Muyun assigned to receive them.
"We’ve been expecting you, friends of Yu Lei International and Changlin Media. I’m Muyun Corporation’s Vice-CEO, Li Muhua. My father, Li Deshen was unable to make the trip down due to sickness, so I am welcoming you on his behalf, and also express his apologies."
Pleasantly smiling, Li Muhua shook hands with Lu Tao, then with Yang Chen and Mo Qianni. Lu Tao’s assistant was directly skipped, which showed that he had good judgement in identifying importance.
Lu Tao modestly smiled and said, "It’s unexpected that the Young Master of the Li Family came to welcome us in person, I’m already overwhelmed by favor, how could I possibly expect for Mr. Li to come in person?"
"I never expected to be received so warmly, sorry to make you wait." Mo Qianni apologetically said.
After all, the Li Family’s people were all dressed in formal attire, while the four were in casual attire.
Li Muhua quickly stated that he didn’t mind, "According to our data, you must be Miss Mo. Miss Mo, please do not brood over this, your’s is a fashion company after all, we can understand."
Li Muhua seemed very amiable. After getting to know them, he led the four out of the airport. Their escort came as a pack of BMW 7-series cars, and they got into a luxurious stretched Cadillac limousine, it was very grand.
The cars got on the road without a hitch. In the stretched limo, Li Muhua personally served the four with glasses of Lafite red wine that was stores in the car’s refrigerator, and tasted it with the them.
Li Muhua didn’t have the slightest bit of haughty temperament that was expected of children from influential families, this made the four feel extremely comfortable. Even Yang Chen couldn’t help but feel that this fellow was almost as dashing as him. Handling Academic Failure Of course, Huo Yuhao didn’t know what Tang Wutong was thinking inside. He nodded at her with a faint smile on his face when she didn’t answer him, and then turned around and walked towards the canteen.
Tang Wutong shook her fist furiously as she watched Huo Yuhao’s figure gradually disappear. She really wanted to beat this detestable guy up, even though she didn’t know why this guy was so detestable…
"I also want to eat!" Tang Wutong stomped her foot, and raised her little arrogant chin pridefully as she stepped towards the canteen.
After breakfast, everything around Huo Yuhao seemed to become air. He directly returned to his tent, and didn’t reappear until evening. He didn’t even come out for lunch.
Others naturally wouldn’t go disturb him. Soul masters sometimes skipped meals when they were having closed-door cultivation. That was very normal.