Chapter 1560: Hastily Escaping!
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
The pa.s.sage the Origin Immortal Lord had created using his divine abilities was rather twisted and winding, and there were even some places where only one person could pa.s.s at a time. But these were not major problems for martial artists.
As w.a.n.g Chong climbed and crawled, he had lights to lead his way. Song Yuanyi had ordered martial artists to leave luminous pearls at set intervals precisely to guide w.a.n.g Chong.
After traveling some several thousand meters, w.a.n.g Chong managed to rejoin the Demonic Emperor Old Man, Song Yuanyi, and the others.
“It’s fine as long as you’re back! We were just waiting for you!”
The Demonic Emperor Old Man and Wushang Village Chief breathed a sigh of relief, their expressions relaxing.
Song Yuanyi suddenly spoke up. “It’s about time. The shaking is intensifying and this pa.s.sage could collapse at any time. Let’s hurry.”
w.a.n.g Chong nodded, and the group began to rapidly advance.
Crsssh! Crush! Tremors emanating from deep within the earth occasionally shook the walls of the pa.s.sage. Everyone knew that True Lord Yellow Dragon was struggling with all his might.
Their hearts nervous, they hastened their advance. As they traveled farther and farther, the pa.s.sage began to widen and more branches began to appear, but all the earth shuddered more and more intensely.
w.a.n.g Chong was holding the rear. Suddenly, he thrust his hands at the sides of the pa.s.sage, sending powerful streams of energy into the earth.
w.a.n.g Chong’s Stellar Energy was able to stabilize his shaky surroundings.
At almost the same time, Song Yuanyi, the Black Yin Ancestor, and the others did the same. The weakening of the tremors calmed everyone down and allowed them to move even faster.
As they advanced, the earth suddenly swayed and an incredibly brash and arrogant voice resounded through the underground world. “Haha, Origin Immortal Lord, take this attack!”
At the same time, an immense energy began to strengthen, rapidly expanding in their senses.
Everyone instantly paled. They had to start from twenty thousand meters beneath the surface, and though the Origin Immortal Lord had done his best to open a path for them, this path was extremely unstable and incapable of enduring a blow from True Lord Yellow Dragon.
“Everyone, hurry!” w.a.n.g Chong bellowed, and cries of alarm came out of the darkness as everyone began to frenziedly advance.
Even though w.a.n.g Chong and the others had tried to stabilize the pa.s.sage, in this brief moment of time, the intensity of the shaking had rapidly multiplied.
Before the group could run very far, boom! A terrifying energy slammed into the earth like an erupting volcano.
Crack! There was a deafening boom, and though the group couldn’t see anything, they could determine from the echoes that the abyss that the group had been in was finally beginning to collapse.
At this moment, another boom came from above, swiftly followed by panicked cries.
“It’s collapsed up ahead!”
As martial artists shouted in panic, w.a.n.g Chong borrowed the light of the luminous pearls held in the hands of various martial arts and observed that a ma.s.sive fissure overhead had divided the group into two. Both the upper and lower parts of the pa.s.sage were beginning to cave in.
“Everyone, be careful!
“Pay attention to the rocks overhead and get over quickly!”
Song Yuanyi’s voice rang out over the panicked cries, calming the crowd.
Boom! An imposing stream of Stellar Energy blasted through the air, opening a pa.s.sage for the martial artists to flee through.
The martial artists were excited by this pa.s.sage and hastily began to flee through the new crack.
Everything around them was swaying and could collapse at any time. Song Yuanyi himself was just about to leave when he heard panicked shouts coming from below.
“Alliance Lord, save me!”
“We’re about to fall!”
Those voices were br.i.m.m.i.n.g with the fear of death.
Song Yuanyi grimaced, instantly recognizing the voices of several Righteous Alliance disciples.
This pa.s.sage was in such chaos that Song Yuanyi had failed to notice that the ground beneath several Righteous Alliance disciples had caved in, causing them to plunge downward.
This entire region was in the middle of collapse, and to fall at this time was to surely die.
With no time to think, Song Yuanyi headed down the new hole.
Crash! Crush! Large piles of dirt and stone came down from above, but Song Yuanyi didn’t care. Entering the hole headfirst, he thrust his left hand into the rock wall. His Stellar Energy surged, turning from milky-white to light green as it flew out of his fingers.
Swish! Swish! A few seconds later, a green vine emerged from his body and shot down toward the source of the noise.
Swoosh! Ten-some meters below Song Yuanyi’s position, the green vine wrapped around a falling Righteous Alliance disciple and suspended him in the air.
And this was only the beginning.
One vine, two vines, three vines…
The green vines manifested from Song Yuanyi’s Eternal Spring Stellar Energy caught onto those ten-some martial artists who had fallen down the hole.
The deepest martial artist had already descended sixty to seventy meters, but just when he thought that he was dead, Song Yuanyi’s green vine managed to save him, suspending his large body in the air.
The constant collapse of the earth had caused a ma.s.sive pit to appear below him, but even this ma.s.sive pit was extremely unstable and on the verge of crumbling.
Even worse was that the martial artist couldn’t even tell how deep this pit went.
Whew! “I almost lost my life. Thank goodness for Alliance Lord Song!”
The martial artist wiped the cold sweat off his face, though the fear of death still lingered in his eyes.
But at this moment, at the entrance to the hole, no one could see that Song Yuanyi was pale and his body was shivering, completely different from the calm and a.s.sured leader he played for the others.
To think that I still haven’t recovered!
Song Yuanyi instantly recalled the figure of True Lord Yellow Dragon.
When True Lord Yellow Dragon first appeared, Song Yuanyi had taken the greatest pressure. Ever since he had reached major understanding in the Eternal Spring Mantra, no one had ever been able to shatter his Eternal Spring Stellar Energy, but that mysterious True Lord Yellow Dragon had succeeded in dealing Song Yuanyi a bitter defeat.
That immense pressure had not merely shattered his Stellar Energy, it had struck his organs. However, Song Yuanyi was never one to expose this sort of thing.
Song Yuanyi had originally believed that his Eternal Spring Mantra’s abilities would allow him to quickly recover from his wounds. But perhaps because this was the first time his Stellar Energy had ever been shattered, he was unable to exert his powerful recovery abilities.
Cold sweat dripped down while a heavy weight dragged down on his body. Song Yuanyi alone was holding onto at least twenty martial artists.
In the past, this would have been a trifling task for Song Yuanyi, but with his organs heavily injured and his energy exhausted, he found himself rather tired.
We have to get out of here! This place won’t hold for long!
Song Yuanyi’s face remained cold and emotionless, but countless thoughts were running through his mind.
Slowly, he began to pull up the martial artists.
He thrust his right hand into the wall to further stabilize his position.
Just when Song Yuanyi was breathing a sigh of relief, another wave of energy erupted from the earth and shook the pa.s.sage.
Song Yuanyi had thrust his hands into the rock wall to stabilize his position, but at this moment, the rock wall for ten-some meters around him broke free and tumbled down.
Song Yuanyi felt the tension go slack and saw the rock he had thrust his hands into break free, and he instantly paled.
Boom! Waves of Stellar Energy erupted from his body, instantly turning into green vines that reached out in every direction, trying to slow his descent.
Plush! These green vines bored through the collapsing rock and dirt and rooted themselves into the rock behind them.
But a few moments later, rumble! Another large layer of rocks tumbled loose, sending Song Yuanyi and his newly-created vines tumbling back down.
“How could it be like this?”
“Alliance Lord Song! Alliance Lord Song! Save us!”
Those martial artists below Song Yuanyi had thought they had been saved, but to their surprise, right after Song Yuanyi had taken action, they began to fall once more. Their cries of despair bounced off the walls.
Song Yuanyi’s face was twisted into a nasty scowl, and for the first time, he could smell the pungent scent of death in his nostrils.
As the Righteous Alliance Lord, Song Yuanyi had been through numerous dangerous situations. This was definitely not the most dangerous situation he had encountered, but this was definitely the most helpless he had ever felt.
This pit descended for thousands of meters, and once they fell in, there would be no getting out.
Although martial artists were powerful and could last for a little while, they were twenty thousand meters from the surface. When the entire area was collapsing, bringing down hundreds of millions of tons of dirt and stone, even Song Yuanyi in peak condition would be dead, let alone him in his heavily injured state.