Chapter 501: Sealing Formation!
Chapter 501: Sealing Formation!
Just when Tang Li Xue wanted to continue her way back to Myriad Foxes Academy, her [Extrasensory Perception] sensed several people flying fast toward her current location.
After increasing her Spirit stats by a lot at once before, Tang Li Xue's [Extrasensory Perception] has a much wider detection range right now.
"Damn it! Are they really planning to pester me endlessly to death?!" Tang Li Xue grumbled in aggravation.
Tang Li Xue landed on the nearby mountain since her [Wings of Freedom]'s duration has run out, then she activated her [Ethereal Form] and [Art of Concealment] to hide from those assassins that will come after her.
Tang Li Xue thought this time it would be the same as before, but who knew that those assassins were already prepared many traps to catch her after they confirmed her traveling direction now!
Normally, the other assassination targets would take a lot of detours to confuse the chasing assassins or hide themselves for some time until the assassins give up on chasing them.
But Tang Li Xue was in a hurry to participate in the Foxes Hunting Festival, so she did not have any free time to do those tricks.
"Owwuch~!" Tang Li Xue's forehead bumped hard into something when she was running down the mountain until she took several steps back.
Tang Li Xue rubbed her painful swollen forehead while suspiciously sticking out her right hand to grope, and her right hand seemed to touch something transparent.BZZZZTTT~!!!
Tang Li Xue's right hand bounced back violently and feel numb.
She found out that there was actually an invisible barrier blocking in front of her.
"This is a formation? So they finally decided to be a lot more serious!" Tang Li Xue murmured in a solemn tone.
Tang Li Xue turned on her [All Knowing Eyes] to examine the transparent wall.
Even her [Extrasensory Perception] failed to detect this formation before, so it was surely an extraordinary one.
[Five Elementals Sealing Formation]
[Description: High-level formation with the power of five elementals: wind, water, lightning, fire, and earth. All five elementals balanced with each other, forming a complete cycle to suppress any creature sealed inside it.]
[Weakness: Have very powerful sealing power and almost unbreakable from the inside but fragile against attack from the outside.]
"Damn, they really mean it now! Using this kind of powerful sealing formation to catch me! I am really flattered, but I feel that I still don't deserve this yet, right?! I have not even rebelled against heaven or stolen any peach of immortality!" Tang Li Xue groaned in frustration.
"But there is something new from the information given by [All Knowing Eyes]... Weakness?" Tang Li Xue uttered in surprise.
Tang Li Xue never saw this 'weakness' information before when she used [All Knowing Eyes], maybe this was another benefit from the much higher Spirit stat.
Since this 'Weakness' information told her that this [Five Elementals Sealing Formation] was 'almost unbreakable from the inside', then Tang Li Xue would not waste her stamina and energy to break it from the inside with force.
Tang Li Xue used her [Twin Moon] divine ability as she tried to summon her perfect copy outside this [Five Elementals Sealing Formation], so she could use [Swap] skill to exchange position with her perfect copy later.
Unfortunately, it was a complete failure since her perfect copy was summoned inside the [Five Elementals Sealing Formation] instead.
"What a troublesome formation! So, this is what it means by having 'very powerful sealing power'." Tang Li Xue exclaimed in annoyance.
"Aren't these assassins too persistent? I wonder how much is the bounty reward given to buy our head?" The perfect copy added with a curious tone.
Tang Li Xue did not bother to reply to her perfect copy's question.
She frowned deeper while tapping her smooth white chin and thought for a while.
Finally, she decided to try it one more time.
This time, Tang Li Xue used [Shadow Flash] to teleport to the tree shade outside the [Five Elementals Sealing Formation]!
(Shadow Flash: Teleport to any shadow up to 100 meters away in an instant. Cooldown: 10 minutes.)
However, she failed once again and teleported to the nearby bush's shadow instead.
It was as if she bumped again into the transparent wall when teleporting and bounced back to a nearby shadow.
"Sigh... So, it is all in vain." Tang Li Xue muttered with a disappointed tone.
"How about using your deep blue flames to set this entire mountain on fire? Or even flatten this entire mountain using explosion?" Her perfect copy tried to give a suggestion.
Tang Li Xue rolled her topaz blue eyes and replied: "It is useless. I bet this perverted sealing formation should also cover the entire ground too."
As Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy discussed what they should do next, several black-clothed assassins already got closer to their location.
Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy already detected them with [Extrasensory Perception].
Both of them quickly activated their [Ethereal Form] and [Art of Concealment] to hide from those assassins.
When those black-clothed assassins arrived at Tang Li Xue's location, they did not find anyone there.
"Be careful! The target clearly has a way to turn invisible and cover her track. She might be still nearby!" One of the black-clothed assassins warned his teammates.
Tang Li Xue scanned these black-clothed assassins with her [All Knowing Eyes] and discovered that most of them actually has 7th rank to 9th rank Core Formation Stage cultivation.
'The strength of these assassins is way stronger than the previous assassins we met in the small town. They should be elite assassin squads especially formed to hunt us down!' The perfect copy exclaimed from their mental connection.
'We will do it as usual. You will distract their attention, then I will ambush and finish them off with Flame of Pride later.' Tang Li Xue instructed with her mind.
The perfect copy nodded in understanding, then she began to silently approach those vigilant black-clothed assassins.
But before the perfect copy could do anything to those assassins, she suddenly touched something cold without realizing it, and her [Ethereal Form] got canceled!
It was actually several thin and transparent threads!
"Damn it! What the hell are these things?!" The perfect copy bellowed angrily.
Those several thin and transparent threads ensnared the perfect copy's slender body in an instant!
"Hahahaha~! So, you finally fall into my [Ice Silkworm Wire] trap!" One of the black-clothed assassins laughed mockingly.
The perfect copy swiftly condensed several white swords with her [Energy Manipulation], and those several white swords flew at high speed under the perfect copy's control to cut the thin transparent threads.
Unfortunately, several thin and transparent threads were actually very durable and tough, even the several sharp white swords could not cut them at all.
"It is useless! My [Ice Silkworm Wire] cannot be cut so easily! " The black-clothed assassin sneered at Tang Li Xue's perfect copy.
"Stop wasting time playing around! I have another target after this. Just take off her head quickly, and we complete our mission now." The other black-clothed assassin scolded him.
Tang Li Xue frowned with a solemn expression as she used her [All Knowing Eyes] to observe those thin and transparent threads.
[Ice Silkworm Wire]
[Description: Wire woven from Ice Silkworm thread. It was extremely cold since it contained ice element.]
[Weakness: Tough and durable, so it cannot be cut or broken easily by force, but it is extremely vulnerable to fire.]
'So, its weakness is fire. Then it would be easy to solve!' Tang Li Xue thought as she urged her deep blue Phoenix of Pride to wake up and perform [Perfect Assimilation] with her.
Since [Ethereal Form] could not be activated simultaneously with [Perfect Assimilation], so Tang Li Xue's [Ethereal Form] automatically got canceled.
But out of Tang Li Xue's expectation, she actually failed to enter [Perfect Assimilation] mode with Phoenix of Pride!
So, Tang Li Xue suddenly appeared in the middle of those black-clothed assassins, but she failed to use [Perfect Assimilation]!
Tang Li Xue: "....."
All of the black-clothed assassins: "....."
"Err... hello everyone?" Tang Li Xue awkwardly greeted them.
Meanwhile, Tang Li Xue secretly tried to enter [Perfect Assimilation] mode again or tried to use the deep blue flame of Pride to burn away those [Ice Silkworm Wires].
But all of her efforts were in vain.
It seems this [Five Elementals Sealing Formation] also suppressed her Flame of Pride, so she could not use it here!
"There is actually another one?! By the way, which one is our target? Both of them look identical. Are they twins?" One of the black-clothed assassins asked with a curious tone.
"Who cares if they are twins or which one of them is real or fake? Just take both of their heads to complete our mission! Let's go! Kill them now!" The assassin's leader bellowed angrily.
"Damn it!" Tang Li Xue cursed as she put her battle stance.
Tang Li Xue quickly unsummoned her perfect copy, and then re-summoned her again, so her perfect copy would be released from those [Ice Silkworm Wire]'s entanglement.
However, Tang Li Xue was still at a huge disadvantage right now, even though her perfect copy managed to get out from the [Ice Silkworm Wire]'s entanglement.
Moreover, it would be game over if the real Tang Li Xue got ensnared by those [Ice Silkworm Wires] instead since she could not use her Flame of Pride here!
Just when Tang Li Xue thought that this would be a hard and deadly fight...
There was a huge explosion happened right above their heads!
The transparent [Five Elementals Sealing Formation] was filled with cracks and shattered to pieces all of a sudden!
"Wha... What the hell is happening?!" Tang Li Xue's perfect copy exclaimed in shock.