Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 248 Deadly Crisis!
The Purple Bamboo in the forest continued saying violently and leaves were blown away, suspended in the violent torrent. This created a dreamy rain of purple leaves. All of a sudden, Meng Chao Ran and Wu Yun Liang vanished without a single trace!
The battleground was covered in blood and soaked a crimson red. Fresh blood puddles formed with two bodies motionless on the floor. These were the Black Blood League’s brothers, Wu Cheng Feng and Wu Cheng Yun!
Both of the brothers had been stabbed right in the throat and perished, unable to breathe! Among the ten attackers who remained, two of the brothers, Sun Jian and Sun Feng’s faces were pale. A steady stream of blood began to trickle down from the edge of their mouths. The other two Revered Martial Artists who were from the Golden Horse Riders Department had pale faces and messy hair. The female Revered Martial Artist spat out a clump of fresh blood to cope with her injuries as her face was almost as red as a tomato.
This was the aftermath of the fight which lasted only a brief moment!
Meng Chao Rang tried to break out of the encirclement and the moment he attempted to, everyone desperately tried to block him. Wu Yun Liang immediately followed up and tried to prevent them from blocking him. Everyone was acting out of desperation. Although they only had a brief moment of contact, both sides suffered terribly!
The ninth grade Revered Martial Artist from the Golden Horse Riders Department glared intensely at Sun Jian. His eyes were wide open in shock. The disbelief in his eyes were evident as the rage in him slowly began to build up. “Didn’t you mention that Meng Chao Ran was only a ninth grade Martial Great Master?”
“He really had the cultivation level of a ninth grade Martial Great Master! Last year, I…” Sun Jian began to panic. How could a ninth grade Martial Great Master being surrounded by eight Revered Martial Artist be able to escape? What sort of insane strength does he have? Despite him having the advantage of home ground, this shouldn’t be the case…
“What nonsense! How can he be a Ninth grade Martial Great Master?” The ninth grade Revered Martial Artist from the Golden Horse Riders Department smacked Sun Jian fiercely in his face. He then pointed to the dead bodies and the crimson soaked ground before roaring in anger. “Do you honestly believe that a ninth grade Martial Great Master who has been surrounded by eight other Revered Martial Artists and four Martial Great Masters would be able to have an advantage? Much to the extent that he is able to kill two of our people and fight on even ground with the rest? After that he is even able to escape? What is the matter with your brain?”
Sun Jian was beyond shocked. He was seeing stars and couldn’t think straight anymore. “That just isn’t possible…”
“The truth is that this has just happened and what more, you say that it isn’t possible?” The Revered Martial Artist was beyond enraged and gave Sun Jiang a fierce kick as he shouted, “Garbage!”
“Chase down the both of them! They can’t have gone very far!” The ninth grade Revered Martial Artist of the Golden Horse Riders Department said as he raised his hand. Eight people immediately rushed into the Purple Bamboo Forest in pursuit of their targets!
However, there was something that the Revered Martial Artist didn’t say. Because the snow had obstructed their vision, he didn’t have any idea whether he had struck Wu Yun Liang or Meng Chao Ran. Nonetheless, his wrist had broke and his arm was aching in pain!
Therefore, he was extremely enraged about such erroneous information!
Little did he know that everything those two Saber Great Masters from Saintly Saber Pavilion had said was true. Half a year ago, Meng Chao Ran had the cultivation level of a ninth grade Martial Great Master!
However, Chu Yang had taught him a novel way to cultivated which increased the rate of Meng Chao Ran’s cultivation tremendously. Moreover, the speed in which he advanced made it seem as though he would continue to advance without any sign of stopping. Within six months, his cultivation level managed to advance six grades! This speed of progress was something that the attackers were unaware of!
Meng Chao Ran was now a fifth grade Revered Martial Master. Moreover, his martial energy was actually much higher than Revered Martial Masters of the same level. Wu Yun Liang thought that he had risen to eight grade Revered Martial Master!
The entire mission of the Golden Horse Riders Department was under the supervision of jing Meng Hun. He had prepared more than enough manpower in order to deal with their targets. His force included two ninth grade Revered Martial Artists and six third grade Revered Martial Artist to complete this mission. This was more than overkill and they were supposed to have been able to execute Meng Chao Ran swiftly without leaving him even the slimmest chance of escaping. However, the situation didn’t turn out the way he had predicted
Even so, the strength of these eight Golden Horse Riders still far exceeded that of Meng Chao Ran and Wu Yun Liang.
Nonetheless, the outlook of the situation remained grave!
Purple bamboos grew like a sea and white snow covered the ground like a desert. Two figures continued to rush through them.
“How are you doing?” Wu Yun Liang asked softly as he flew.
“I have a few hidden injuries.” Meng Chao Ran’s face was slightly flushed, but his gaze remained as steadfast as before.
“Same here!” Wu Yun Liang grunted, “I can’t believe it’s so hard to play with those people. We managed to catch them by surprise and yet both of us are still injured. If they were fully prepared, we would probably… Little martial brother, it’s best for you to find a safe place to hide. You absolutely cannot show yourself!”
The point of Wu Yun Liang saying that was to tell Meng Chao Ran that his decision was final.
He understood Meng Chao Ran’s character and his feelings for Beyond the Heavens Sect. On the off chance that he became emotional and jumped out, everything would be over.
“I know how to assess the situation!” Meng Chao Ran grunted, “But what about you?”
“Since Beyond the Heavens Sect has reached this point, the only thing I can do now is to prepare to leave for Iron Cloud the moment spring comes.” Wu Yun Liang said, “This will result in those who do now have the heart to remain to leave. Even if they stay, they will become problems in the future. I would not like to keep them either way.”
“If they leave, our Beyond the Heavens Sect will be left with only the most trustworthy people who are loyal to the sect. Is this not…” Meng Chao Ran’s figure suddenly staggered, but he immediately recovered.
Earlier, he pulled out his sword and killed two Martial Great Masters. He also had also been palmed by that Revered Martial Artist once. His internal organs were all in shock as this injury was not a minor one.
“No problem. I have my own way.” Wu Yun Liang frowned, “You’re still trying to be a hero!” He grabbed Tan Tan from Meng Chao Ran’s arm and rushed away.
Behind them, the faint sound of people chasing them grew closer and closer.
“What is this?” Wu Yun Liang felt something round in Tan Tan’s chest.
“A fishbowl.” Meng Chao Ran answer in a low voice, “Tan Tan is taking care of a fish.”
“Fish…” Wu Yun Liang practically yelled! They were running for their lives, and he still brought a fishbowl with him? Did he intend on dying?
He then reached out his hand about to throw the bowl away.
“It’s a Heavenly Chi Gathering Fish!” Meng Chao Ran rolled his eyes, “You dare to throw it away?”
Wu Yun Liang quickly pulled back his hand almost like a person who had just gotten shocked by electricity. Even though the cold wind was rushing against his face, his eyes still managed to widen in shock. “Heavenly Chi Gathering Fish?! I can’t believe you have this treasure.”
“If not, how do you think this master and disciple could advance so fast in our cultivation?” Meng Chao Ran sneered.
“No wonder, no wonder!” Wu Yun Liang sighed endlessly, “So you have such treasure… Right, right, at such a time and he still…” He suddenly let out an “oh” and said, “Could it be that this little punk is trying to scare people? Why would he bring a Heavenly Chi Gathering Fish outside?”
“Do you think my disciples are foolish just like yours are?” Meng Chao Ran sighed helplessly.
The sect master felt as if someone has struck him in the stomach and started to sweat.
The sound of wind whistling fiercely from behind them was heard. It was incredible that the friction between their clothes and the air was able to create such annoying sounds! Apparently, their enemies had caught up to them.
“I will block them! Go quickly!” Wu Yun Liang yelled out. He suddenly activated his martial energy and tossed Tan Tan outward. Tan Tan flew straight forward like a cloud being blown by a gust of strong wind.
Wu Yun Liang hastily said, “No matter what, you cannot be a hindrance to Chu Yang! You must know how important this is…” Before he was even able to finish speaking, he stopped and stood his ground. He turned his foot causing snow to fly all over. His figure shot towards the enemies like a cyclone.
Meng Chao Ran continued moving forward without looking back. He continued to fly ahead without any form of hesitation. Just as Tan Tan was about to fall to the ground, Meng Chao Ran grabbed him firmly and continued to speed towards the other side of the mountain.
At that moment, he did not have time to say anything to Wu Yun Liang. Regardless, they both knew what was important in their hearts!
Beyond the Heavens Sect’s property is not needed! The lives of the two of them may not be needed! However, the most important thing was that Chu Yang cannot be allowed to lose heart because of Meng Chao Ran!
The consequence of which would be Chu Yang’s defeat in this battle against Diwu Qing Rou.
Diwu Qing Rou’s order to send people to kill Meng Chao Ran was not just to vent his anger. If someone could be blinded by hatred, his thoughts would no longer be clear and precise.
If such a mistake were to happen, it would be fatal for King of Hell Chu.
The moment that Chu Yang failed, Beyond the Heavens Sect would lose all chance of revival. Moreover, six hundred million people of Iron Cloud would be under the control of Great Zhao.
Therefore, even though Meng Chao Ran was not afraid of death, all he could do was to run and hide.
All of the nine peaks and garden in Beyond the Heavens Sect had columns of smoke rising from them, which indicated their defeat and presence of enemies. Meng Chao Ran knew that he could not seek refuge in any of those places.
The Golden Horse Riders Department had their main force focus on surrounding and killing Meng Chao Ran. Black Blood League and Saintly Saber Pavilion placed all of their forces into surrounding all of the other Beyond the Heavens Sect locations.
The thundering roar of Wu Yun Liang fighting grew distant. The sound of clothes flying through the wind seemed to faintly come from all directions…
The distance to the cliff seemed extremely far.
“Master, let me go. You should quickly run and hide.” Tan Tan did not dare to struggle. All he could do was to beg incessantly, “Let me go! Let me go! Master, I am begging you.”
Meng Chao Ran palmed Tan Tan’s nape, and Tan Tan immediately became unconscious. A decisive look appeared on Meng Chao Ran’s face as he said to himself: If I have to leave behind my own disciple, how can I still be Meng Chao Ran?
The moment he thought of such a thought, courage rose from his chest and his speed increased even further.
However, the enemies behind him had discovered him.
“He’s over there! Quickly chase after him!”
“We must kill Meng Chao Ran! That will be our great accomplishment!”
“Chop Meng Chao Ran’s head off and give it to King of Hell Chu. That will teach him not to go against our Golden Horse Riders Department!”
“Haha… I wonder how King of Hell Chu would react. I think it would definitely be entertaining to watch.”
Meng Chao Ran grunted coldly. He continued to ignore their distracting comments and bolted forward! Although he was using all of the power he could muster, he knew that they would probably catch him before he would be able to reach the cliff!
Among those who were chasing him, none of them were weaker than him and if they were to fight him one on one, it would be worrying. One against two would still be doable. But against so many, he did not have the slightest luck in escaping death!
Could it be that today be my last day… Will I have to die here?
Meng Chao Ran let out a long roar and stopped trying to keep himself concealed. He moved like an arrow that had just left the bow. He continued to push the limit of his martial energy and blood slowly trickled out of the edge of his mouth. Drop by drop, they fell on Tan Tan’s face…