Chapter 146: Oscar Worthy
This caused Lao Bofan to shake, thinking that he made a mistake in trusting me. But immediately, one of the disciples that was about to fall down from exhaustion was suddenly standing back up, an attack that was about to kill him had easily been dissipated by the barrier and he didn't suffer any backlash.
The cracks on the barrier were only a visual illusion, unless someone was a great Inscription Master they'll never realize that I was actually repairing the barrier form outside and slightly modifying the structure.
"Break for me!" I shouted then threw even more talismans that covered a ma.s.sive portion of the barrier from my side.
Even more cracks appeared on the barrier and the disciples of the Three Legged Raven Sect were stunned at the 'damage' I was doing.
Finally, with the last few talismans in my hand thrown, "Everyone Back off!" I called and then threw the talismans in the air.
'Y, ready up, I'm going all in.'
Once the talismans had fully covered the ma.s.sive palace, "Break For Me!" I chanted and the whole barrier shone bright as cracks spread from one talisman to the other creating an intricate spider net.
Now, here, a few things happened that would make even the greatest illusionist in the world stunned.
The moment the barrier was lit with the talismans, a blinding light shone and a sound similar to gla.s.s shattering sounded all over the place.
Then, a divine, magnificently powerful, soul wrenching, life rending and fate destroying divine sense spread all over the Three Legged Raven Sect, not just here, but everywhere. It was so powerful that everyone felt that they were no more than mere ants being crushed by a t.i.tan.
It only lasted for a few seconds, but in those seconds, everyone in the Three-Legged Raven Sect was shaking in fear, terrified for their life, while many fell unconscious.
Then moments later, the divine sense disappeared, and all that was left was an empty area where the Purple Cloud Palace used to be. Not even the corpses or the disciples were there, even the ma.s.sive palace had dissipated.
I on the other hand fell forward after purposefully bursting a few veins on my body to make it look like my eye, nose ears and mouth were bleeding excessively.
Soon, a great commotion happened and several disciples came to me. I wasn't the only one who 'suffered' through this ordeal, so suspicion of me actually being the preparator of this issue was not fully focused on me, but what just happened was not a simple thing, it was a cause for a great deal of worry to the Three-Legged Raven Sect, and they needed a scapegoat or someone to put the blame on me.
Still, I was ready for them, the first thing I did was disable the Sky Pearl's defensive inscriptions.
A disciple grabbed me, but the moment his hand landed on me, Feng, the kid that brought me here grabbed his hand.
"What's the meaning of this Senior Brother Feng! Are you protecting this traitor!" the disciple said.
"No, first of all, he has the Bone and Body Grinding Poison," Feng said.
And that immediately caused everyone to back away from me.
"Secondly," he said as he used his divine sense on my body.
"His veins are ruptured, and I don't even feel his meridians. He just turned to a cripple… I suppose this was some sort of mechanism of the Purple Cloud Sect. They probably wanted to use this divine sense attack to kill off an elder if he tried to attack personally. This is a big cause of worry do you know why?" Feng said.
The disciple shook his head and said, "No, please explain to me."
"It seems that the sect was using us as bait, they probably knew that the Purple Cloud Sect had something up their sleeves and since they didn't send in any elders, the Purple Cloud Sect didn't act. But when brother Xiao Meng managed to destroy their barrier, they had no choice but to use that sudden Divine Sense attack and escape in the commotion. Though I regret saying this, this person is actually a hero. If he was a Nascent Soul Cultivator I'm sure he wouldn't have suffered this much. We'll leave the decision-making for the elders of the sect. For now, just wait until the upper elders come."
As much as I enjoyed their out-of-context spiraling telling of the story, in a sense, it was actually d.a.m.n convincing. h.e.l.l, I only wanted to remove the blame on me, and somehow I ended up being a hero, I'll take that.
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As I continued feigning unconsciousness, a few more elders arrived at the scene, some were angry, some were infuriated, and some were outright afraid.
Still, I slowly coated the Pill inside me with poison and a.s.saulted it, to suppress its effects, this allowed me to take a few breaths.
"It's working, good, Xiao Meng, tell me what happened." The Zhong Chuzi asked.
"What are you talking about?" I asked, then looked at where the Purple Cloud Palace was, and said, "What the h.e.l.l? Where's the palace, I'm sure I destroyed the barrier… and that divine sense!" I said the gripped my head in began shouting for my lung's worth.
I would have won an Oscar there because the moment everyone saw the terrified look on my face, and how I was losing my sanity, they shook their head, in pity.
"d.a.m.n it. d.a.m.n IT!" one of the elders shouted in utter discontent.
"How are we going to explain this to the young prince?" elder Zhong Chuzi said.
"Master, since he lost his cultivation, wouldn't it be okay to take back that thing you gave him, it's no longer useful to him," Chuzi's disciple spoke out of turn and clearly on the wrong subject at the wrong time.
The elder frowned, thankfully that idiot spoke up loudly.
"You fool! Are you that stupid? This disciple gave his cultivation for the sect, and you want to take away something I personally gave to him?!"
"Eh, no I just…"
"You just what? You think we're ungrateful rats that take back our word! Go back to the mountain and reflect on your words. Xiao Meng, don't worry, you did a great contribution to the sect, though we couldn't capture the rebels, you did your job and destroyed the barrier. Though you can't cultivate anymore, the sect will hence make sure you live the rest of your life as a king. Disciples, take Xiao Meng out of the sect, make sure he is well lodged, has servants, and enough financial support for a long extravagant life as a mortal. As for the rest of you, disciples, you'll be working ten times as hard. We'll need to track the Purple Cloud Sect again, d.a.m.n it, this is going to cost us! Everyone dismissed."
Well, I'll be d.a.m.ned, this couldn't have gone better even if it was scripted.
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