Immortal and Martial Dual Cultivation - Chapter 2177 Raw 2284 : Unexpected Opportunity[Updated at: 2021-01-14 11:57:15]
Chapter 2177 Raw 2284 : Unexpected Opportunity
Everyone was startled at seeing Xiao Chen attack. They did not expect him to be so decisive.
Gu Yuhan just showed an opening, and Xiao Chen immediately seized it, instantly attacking.
Caught off guard, Gu Yuhan had to turn around to receive Xiao Chen’s palm strike. When the two palms clashed, both men moved one hundred steps back. After Gu Yuhan stood firmly, he shouted coldly, “This is interminable.”
Gu Yuhan’s aura suddenly soared, and he flicked his finger, shooting out a strand of Divine Energy that transformed into a powerful light.
The moment the Divine Energy appeared, it seemed undefeatable. Xiao Chen brandished the bedsheet, bringing out his Flawless saber Dao. He showed a grave expression as he continuously broke down this strand of Divine Energy.
Gu Yuhan laughed coldly and spread his arms wide, slowly vanishing. This time, he did not leave any opening when he left.
Just like that, Gu Yuhan chased after the one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King while hiding.
When the other party vanished, Xiao Chen, who had been backing up as he fought, suddenly stood firmly. Then, he merged his Veritable Essence Energy, Vital Qi, and Soul Energy as he punched.
The already significantly weakened light formed by the Divine Energy completely shattered. The consequent shock waves sent golden light sweeping out, destroying everything in its path.
Xiao Chen used the bedsheet to cover himself again as he looked at the rainbow bridge in the air. Then, he sighed in relief.
Fortunately, the one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King suddenly appeared. Otherwise, he might have been forced to leave Paradise early.
Gu Yuhan was truly strong.
Xiao Chen was currently not in his peak state, so he found him tricky to deal with. There was already a gap between himself and a false Emperor in the first place. Being in such a state made dealing with Gu Yuhan even more challenging.
The earlier battle could not simply be described with the word “dangerous.”
That Gu Yuhan was very scheming. He did not want to give Xiao Chen a chance to remain in Paradise. If Xiao Chen showed weakness, Gu Yuhan would have continued attacking without care for anything. If Xiao Chen did not leave Paradise, Gu Yuhan would definitely kill him.
Unfortunately, Gu Yuhan could not figure out Xiao Chen’s strength, unable to see how much combat power Xiao Chen had left.
Hence, Gu Yuhan did not dare to take the risk lest he get severely injured, which would prevent him from fighting the other false Emperors.
When that one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King appeared, while he was tempted by it, he also wanted to use that opportunity to test Xiao Chen.
Gu Yuhan pretended to be anxious and turned to leave, showing an opening.
Had Xiao Chen not attacked, Gu Yuhan would be sure that Xiao Chen had merely been putting on a strong front.
Gu Yuhan would have immediately turned around and continued fighting, then either killed Xiao Chen or forced him out of Paradise.
By attacking, Xiao Chen had proved that he still could fight. In that case, there was no need for Gu Yuhan to linger. Instead, Gu Yuhan would go to subdue the one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King.
Gu Yuhan did not expect that Xiao Chen was indeed severely injured, even more so than him.
However, Xiao Chen figured out the other party’s scheme and layered his own scheme on top.
“I have to find somewhere to treat my wounds. After this battle, my strength as a half-step Sovereign Emperor has completely stabilized. I also gained a clear understanding of a false Emperor’s strength. Once I have completely recovered and returned to my peak, I won’t have to fear false Emperors.”
In reality, false Emperors were technically half-step Sovereign Emperors and not Sovereign Emperors.
The gap between half-step Sovereign Emperor and false Emperor was not that huge. False Emperors only had two advantages: they had formed their Divine Seal for longer, and they could condense Divine Energy.
However, this Divine Energy was not true Divine Energy. Without Divine Veins to support it, they could not bring out the true might of Divine Energy.
False Emperors were not scary. The scary one was Gu Yuhan.
It was just like how Zhang Yushan was a half-step Sovereign Emperor yet could not even last ten moves despite being of the same cultivation realm as Xiao Chen.
Cultivation was just one of the measurements of strength; it was not absolute.
This was especially so for the genius outstanding talents. Unless the cultivation differed by a lot, cultivation could not be the sole criterion for judging a person’s strength.
However, as long as Xiao Chen returned to his peak state, he felt confident of defeating Gu Yuhan. The next time they met, the other party would definitely regret leaving this time.
“It looks like I won’t have a chance to fight for this one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King,” Xiao Chen said after some thought. However, he did not show any envy. The ten ten-thousand-year-old Herb Kings that he collected were already peak-quality goods.
Furthermore, he had specifically targeted those Herb Kings. He could directly consume and refine them and quickly turn them into his cultivation.
However, a one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King was indeed rare.
A one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King would be nearly the same age as the Faux God World. They were strong in the first place. However, due to the Demonic Qi of this place, they were extremely ferocious. One would find it hard to subdue them alone.
Xiao Chen knew of the locations of some one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb Kings. However, he did not dare to make a move on them.
“I wonder who will obtain this one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King. The victor probably won’t emerge for a while,” Xiao Chen muttered before leaving.
After Xiao Chen left, the Faux Gods outside the Trial Tower stopped paying attention to him. The light screen now focused on that one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King.
A one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King was too important to these Faux Gods.
Of course, this Spirit Herb had to be of peak quality. If this Spirit Herb were of a low grade, it would be useless even if it was one hundred thousand years old.
At a deserted area in the boundless herb field of Paradise:
Xiao Chen looked at the sky and entered deep thought. It seems like the people outside can see everything that happens in here.
Since entering, he had sensed someone paying attention to him.
This feeling vanished only recently. When that uncomfortable feeling vanished, the contrast was stark.
This happened to coincide with the one-thousand-thousand-year-old Herb King’s appearance. Xiao Chen already guessed that the Herb King must have attracted attention away from him.
“I really have to thank that one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King. It helped me a lot,” Xiao Chen murmured.
Then, he continued in a serious tone, “I have to absorb all of this Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment first. Otherwise, I will remain restrained. Once my meridians heal, these wounds will be minor.”
After making up his mind, Xiao Chen sat down cross-legged and closed his eyes, working on quickly absorbing the Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment.
Previously, he had passively absorbed the Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment while sleeping. Since the absorption rate was very slow, he had absorbed only a little bit over three days.
However, this little bit managed to pull him back from hell’s gates—that was how miraculous this Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment was.
Now that Xiao Chen actively absorbed it, the speed was completely different.
In merely one hour, Xiao Chen recovered from most of the injuries sustained during the fight with Gu Yuhan and the drain on his Veritable Essence Energy and Soul Energy.
The medicinal effect of the Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment was startlingly strong. Xiao Chen could now focus on healing the hidden injuries caused by his Great Dao and Veritable Essence Energy running amok.
Time passed without Xiao Chen realizing it. During this time, he emitted green light from his body unawares as he anxiously worked on recovering.
The green light contained a powerful lifeforce. It stimulated plenty of lush green growth in this desolate place. The withered trees even came back to life.
When Xiao Chen opened his eyes again two days later, the scene that greeted him shocked him.
He had purposely picked a desolate place, a place with no life. To think that a lush scene full of life appeared before him. There were all sorts of plants and flowers with various vibrant colors.
To think that this place became a valley burgeoning with life, carpeted in flowers.
“Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment…exactly what medicinal paste did Senior Xi Mu give me?”
After the shock from the unexpected scene passed, Xiao Chen realized that it was probably the result of the energy that leaked while he was refining the Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment.
After two days, all of Xiao Chen’s injuries had completely healed, with no hidden injuries left behind.
Even after Xiao Chen recovered to his peak, he was horrified to discover that he had not absorbed even half of the Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment on the bandages.
Using only half of the Primal Chaos Heaven Replenishing Ointment, he had managed to heal his fatally damaged body thoroughly. He felt that this was simply like taking a sledgehammer to a nut. Some Medicinal Energy even leaked out.
“Now, I no longer need to leave these bandages on.”
Disdain for the outstanding talents flashed in Xiao Chen’s eyes. A tyrannical air appeared naturally. Just as he prepared to remove the bandages, he stopped.
Why should I remove them?
It seems like no one has recognized me in this strange outfit.
Using this to hide my identity is not bad. If I show myself in Paradise, who knows how much trouble I will get into?
There are many benefits to hiding my identity.
If so, there is no need to remove the bandages immediately. Although the getup is weird, I have never cared about the world’s views.
With this thought, Xiao Chen draped the bedsheet over his body again.
“Hah,” Xiao Chen sighed softly.
Just at this moment, he saw a tricolor light flying quickly towards him.
It was that one-hundred-thousand-year-old Herb King.
An unexpected opportunity!