Cult of the Sacred Runes - Chapter 176 – Escape

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Chapter 176 - Escape

After neutralizing the two vanguards, Ye Wei did not stop his attack, his hands danced in the air, created thirty-six Qi swords, and flung them to the five condensed prime Warriors trying to surround him.

It seemed reckless to Lu Feng that Ye Wei killed in cold blood, but he soon realized his partner’s intention, ‘the less people he had to control, the better.’

‘High-level Myst stance, Rippling Armor!’

‘High-level Myst stance, Gold Body Plate!’

‘High-level Myst stance, Lilac Wisteria!’

The remaining five ten-star condensed prime Warriors did not want to leave anything to chance, they quickly lit up the night sky with a sea of runes. The sequences turned into defensive stances and when the shields were activated the cultivators drew more runes that became attacking stances.


Ye Wei answered the Lu’s wave of stances by his own, his fingers were whizzing and his Qi swords spread wide, crashed onto the five ten-star condensed prime Warrior’s strikes.

“Who sent this masked man? He is ridiculous!”

“He killed of of the ten-star condensed prime Warriors and gravely injured another in a brief exchange, there is no more than three cultivators in Green Moon City who are capable of doing that to my knowledge!” The martial families’ cultivators stepped back, leaving the Lu’s on their own.

Although they were promised Myst scrolls and a mystic arm, they knew their limits. Ye Wei didn’t want to hurt the cultivators from his home town, but he didn’t have to do more than what he already was doing, they were all stunned by Ye Wei’s display, reluctant to help the Lu’s.

Ye Zhong was in the crowd, to represent the Ye family. He was just watching on the side, not willing to risk his life for the tyrants. “The assassin\'s figure… This is a young one, similar age to little Wei I’m guessing, but stronger, much stronger!” He mumbled to himself, couldn’t help but to compare the disguised person with his precious cousin.

Ye Zhong knew Ye Wei was strong, to him, his kid cousin was strong enough to fight even with a ten-star condensed prime Warrior, but not strong enough to do what this assassin did.

Lu Feng was shocked, he watched everything from a mile away, on the top of a tree. ‘When he fought Lu Zhong, he struggled. But this time, he is dealing with the ten-star condensed prime Warriors in his own pace!’

After a few moments, Lu Li absorbed the energy and was nourished by the healing effects of the pills he took. Now in better condition, he glared at Ye Wei with anger.

‘One of them dead, one of them gravely injured. There are only six ten-star condensed prime Warriors left standing who can fight including myself. How could he have done so much without getting hurt himself!? I will not be embarassed like this!’

“Useless idiots! Stop standing there and watch! Kill him!”

“Someone has to die for what he’s done today! I will send him to the torture dungeons, but if he escaped all of you will be sent there instead!” Lu Li’s face turned ashen, his veins buldged up, growled at the ten-star condensed prime Warriors who were suppose to protect him.

The ten-star condensed prime level cultivators shivered and their eyes twitched when they heard the torture dungeons being mentions, that’s when they knew their master was undoubtedly furious.

They would rather die fighting than to spend a second in the torture dungeons as a victim.

All five of them gained a second wind, and they decided to use their best stances, scrolls and mystic arms to get the job done.

Within seconds after Lu Li’s chant, a wall of stances was crushing towards Ye Wei, swiftly and mercilessly.

Felt the trembling earth and blinded by bursts the runic light in the sky, all the Green Moon City cultivators spectating were becoming pale and weak on their knees.

Under the pressure of this many stances, any condensed prime Warrior, would be reduced to dust, even peak ten-star Warriors would be paralyzed by the immense pressure.

‘Starblink Steps!’ Intimidated by the different stances crashing towards him, Ye Wei’s face turned dark, his figure became nimble and unpredictable.

His stance used the force of the his opponents’ fierce attacks to create openings at the weaker spots, allowing him to escape the seemingly undodgeable wall of stance, with paths and movements none of the spectators expected to see.

‘Selenic Armor!’

‘Selenic Levitation!’

Ye Wei’s gaze intensified, he was not going to let his guard down while facing more than ten Myst stance on his own, some of the ten-star condensed prime Warriors were even using high-level Myst stances.

Although Starblink Steps was powerful but it being a Spirit stance meant that Ye Wei could not just count on it to neglect the powerful Myst stances.

“Humph!” Ye Wei’s face was tensed but his eyes were calm and cold, he exhaled slowly his Selenic Levitation stance altered gravitational force within ten meters radius around him, slowing the wall of stances collapsing onto him.

‘Peerless Swords!’ While the incoming stances were held in the air, slowed down, Ye Wei flung thirty-six Qi swords towards his enemies.

“What!?” None of the Lu’s expected the assassin could fight back in such dire situation. They saw the Qi swords coming, but they couldn’t predict the swords’ path.

Only two out of five managed to dodge the Qi blades with luck’s aid, the rest of the guards’ bodies were penetrated by Ye Wei’s attack, died at the spot and flew backwards.

Ye Wei did not reserve his Qi, he used all his tricks in hopes that he could take control of the situation.

“I didn’t think I have ever been humiliated like this!” Lu Li’s eyes became completely red, with his pulsating hand he took a scroll out of his bag.


‘You brought this to yourself, let’s see if you can slither out of this forbidden Myst stance!’ Lu Li looked at the scroll in his hand, his eye twitched. Felt slightly uneasy having to use something costy. ‘This was my last forbidden high-level Myst scroll! I can’t believe I have to use what grandpa left me all those years ago on a situation like this!’

‘Ivy Prison!’ Lu Li ground his teeth, numerous sequence of dark, glowing runes burst outs the moment the scroll was torn and became dim.

The runes formed eighteen vines of runic ivies, thick like a giant python it grew and flew towards Ye Wei.

The vines caught up with Ye Wei’s speed. chased him down, intertwined and linked together, forming a circular prison around him despite his best efforts to escape.

Just moments later, Ye Wei was caged.

“Kill him!”

Lu Li’s bloodthirsty smile grew wider as he saw the trouble making assassin being trapped.

“Bang! Bang!”

Lu Li spread his fingers, created a tiny opening on the ivy prison. The Lu’s condensed prime Warriors followed their leader’s lead, fired their best stances at Ye Wei.

Flames, Qi swords, spectral beasts, were forming in the sky, alongside the runic ivy, tens of stances were crushing against Ye Wei simultaneously.

“You’ve killed a lot of our men, and you made me waste two of my forbidden high-level Myst scrolls, I really want to get some information from you but I also want you do die!” Lu Li shouted.

The runic ivy cage was no wider than three meters, and it was the target of over thirty Lu’s Warriors.

Even if Ye Wei grew wings on his back, there was no way he could escape the impending doom.

“It’s a shame that the assasin can’t do more but I guess that is that is good, I don’t want trouble. It will probably draw more Lu’s to the city ultimately.”

“What do you mean? Don’t you want to fight? Don’t you want our city back?” The cultivators from Green Moon City’s martial families began to speculate

Inside the prison, Ye Wei created a spectral selenic beast and was still under the effect of starblink steps, he tried both to break and to escape the constriction but did not have any luck. He frowned, focused on trying to break the prison while his selenic armor was still holding together.

‘This is too tough, I just can’t…’ Ye Wei could probably break the prison if he had more time but he was pressure by a number of stances that could soon take his life.

“Ye Wei! The Lu’s returned prime Warrior is coming, get out of there!” The runic badge vibrated, Lu Feng’s panicking voice sounded in Ye Wei’s head.

‘Why is Lu Qianyin here!?’ Lu Feng recognized the approaching Lu elder, not by the blurred face but by the speed enhancing stance he was using.

‘Returned prime!?’ Ye Wei gasped, he did not plan to be trapped, and certainly did not plan to fight a returned prime Warrior in such condition.

‘I need to get out of here!’

Ye Wei flicked his sleeve, and a dark scroll appeared in his palm.

At the price of three hundred thousand, the Instant Shadow Scrolls were not used by many, upon activation, Ye Wei became a mist, escaped the prison in vapor form.

“I will be back to kill the rest of you!” Ye Wei taunted as he reappeared briefly in human form, shot out thirty-six more Qi swords at some of the Lu’s weaker men. The cultivator did not have the power to defend themselves against Ye Wei’s swift strikes.

Ye Wei turned into a thin mist again, reappeared a few hundred yards from the tents inside the woods, as the scroll’s effect fell off, he used the Starblink Steps again, turned into a flash and melted into North Hill Bay’s dense vegetation.