Chapter 23: Ao Longyu’s Fate
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The moment the black-robed man cried for help.
A wave of power comparable to Jiang Lan’s attack followed subsequently.
At this moment, Jiang Lan’s attack collided with his opponent.
The huge impact shattered the surrounding trees.
Ao Longyu, who was not standing stably, was sent flying again.
She was seriously injured. If this torment continued, she might really die here.
However, the black-robed man was suffering the most.
He was at the center of the two forces.
A wave of power wanted to bring him away, while a wave of power wanted to kill him.
The two sides were in a deadlock.
Jiang Lan frowned. The person behind the scenes was very strong. At the very least, his cultivation was higher than his.
But there was no way he could take this person away.
He had not sensed the presence of a powerful being just now, but it was different now. He had sensed it.
The other party had just rushed over and made a move at the last moment.
At this moment, Jiang Lan’s strength surged like a flood.
It surged towards the black-robed man.
Seeing that the power was about to hit him, the black-robed man screamed in fear.
However, before he could even cry out, he was drowned out by Jiang Lan’s power. In the end, he completely disappeared.
After the attack, the surrounding trees were flattened to the ground.
Jiang Lan stood still. He realized that the mastermind had left.
“He’s very strong. If we really fought, I wonder if I would have been able to escape.”
The opponent was very strong. Jiang Lan didn’t have the confidence to win.
However, the other party seemed to be worried about something.
“My strength has almost depleted. I have to leave this place quickly.”
“I hope there won’t be any more trouble in the future.”
If there was, he had no choice but to hide.
Being in the center of attention was better than being killed.
At this moment, Jiang Lan felt a sense of danger.
No, he shouldn’t head out after he returned.
He had to level up once more.
Jiang Lan wasn’t talking about advancing from the early-stage to the mid-stage, but from the Golden Core to the Essence Soul.
If the bottleneck was too long, he would directly consume the Creation Pill.
It was too dangerous to be weak.
Then, Jiang Lan turned around and left. He needed to be more careful for now.
The person behind the scenes was still alive. It was necessary to be vigilant.
However, his target seemed to be Ao Longyu.
Jiang Lan glanced in Ao Longyu’s direction and discovered that she was still alive.
However, he didn’t approach her, nor did he have any intention of talking to her.
Those were all troubles.
Furthermore, he was not familiar with Ao Longyu.
Although the other party was severely injured, she would not die.
What happened from now would depend on her own luck.
Jiang Lan could possibly be in big trouble as well.
That person behind the scenes was not easy to deal with at all.
“Fortunately, there are no other disciples in the Ninth Summit, or else it would be very troublesome.”
If he had junior brothers and sisters, that meant that there were many people who needed to be taken care of, just like how Ao Longyu was drawn into trouble so easily.
Wouldn’t he be troubled to death?
He hoped that Master would not take in any more disciples.
With this thought in mind, Jiang Lan disappeared on the spot.
He used the Nine Steps of Heavenly Travel to return back to the protective circle.
He would waiting for help or for the other disciples to arrive.
Of course, if whoever appeared were enemies, he would have to make decisions based on the situation.
Lin Siya and the rest, who were originally leaving, suddenly heard a tremendously loud boom.
The immense power had also affected their side.
Lin Siya looked in the direction of the energy storm and realized that it was where her senior sister was.
She hesitated, then stopped.
“You guys leave first. I’ll go back and find Senior Sister.”
With that, she ignored the others and headed straight for Ao Longyu.
No matter how she looked at it, her senior sister could not escape.
Mo Li exchanged a glance with a female disciple before the two of them followed.
The others hesitated, but only one of them followed.
The rest continued to flee.
This was everyone’s choice.
Some people chose to risk it. They did not believe that the other party would let them off.
The rest of them either felt that there was a chance for them to escape or that they did not want to cause trouble.
No one was foolish. They were all just choosing the paths that would benefit them the most.
As for whether they could survive in the end, that would depend on their abilities.
Before long, Jiang Lan returned to the protective circle.
On the way back, he noticed that the fog was dissipating.
This meant that there shouldn’t be any problems here. Those people had started to retreat.
â€œThere’s no one around, and no sign of anyone passing by. Everything looks fine.â€�
Jiang Lan walked into the protective circle.
He sat inside and waited for those people to return.
However, Ao Longyu was severely injured, so it was unknown whether she would be killed halfway.
Jiang Lan sat cross-legged. He was waiting and testing the waters.
He wanted to see if that powerful person would come looking for him.
Because he could not be completely sure if that person knew about the plan of those people who attacked him previously.
For a long time, Jiang Lan didn’t feel like he was being watched.
“There shouldn’t be any problems.”
It was morning.
The sky was bright.
The fog had dissipated.
Jiang Lan noticed that there were people heading toward him.
Soon, these five people entered his field of vision.
One was a woman with a pattern on the left side of her face. It was blood-red in color, as though it was a wound.
Both her hands were covered in blood.
She must have endured the ravages of terrifying power.
This person was Ao Longyu.
Beside Ao Longyu was a female Golden Core cultivator.
Jiang Lan didn’t know her.
The other three were at the perfected Foundation Establishment realm. One of the senior sisters should be on his team.
Jiang Lan had seen her once before, so he should be correct.
He did not know the rest.
However, these people were more or less injured.
“Looks like those people retreated.”
Jiang Lan thought.
It should be safe now.
After that, he waited patiently for help.