Star Odyssey - Chapter 1687
The familiar eyes returned as Can glared at Lu Yin. “Get lost!”
The 3,000 chains suddenly trembled violently as Can pulled his limbs back. Half of the prisoners’ chains that were connected into the ground suddenly broke, and some of the guards attacked their companions as well.
Chaos suddenly descended upon Gaia’s Swamp.
Master Cha’s eyes went wide, and she grabbed hold of a chain. She twisted it towards Lu Yin at the same time that Can unleashed his spiritual force. While the man’s spiritual force could not compare to the Second Nightking’s, it was still at a power level of around 600,000. Lu Yin was knocked backwards, but fortunately did not suffer any heavy injuries.
Master Cha once again swung the chains at Lu Yin, but Fei Hua casually shoved the woman away with a snort.
Liu Ye prepared to attack, but Lu Yin stopped the Envoy.
Can was confused when he saw what Lu Yin had done.
Lord Piggy shrieked, “Sir Warden, someone’s trying to escape!”
Sword qi sliced through a distant part of Gaia’s Swamp. Liu Huang had joined the chaos, and he had used stellular energy to form the same strange sword that Lu Yin had used during his match with Liu Tianmu in the Sword Sect.
Master Cha’s father, Lǜ Yan, covered his body with nine lined battle force as he struggled free from his chains. A huge crimson moon appeared over his head, and a wolf could be seen howling within the moon. This was Crimson Moon Howl.
The Second Nightking’s chains also shattered. He looked up and used Celestial Being Shows The Way.
In addition to these top powerhouses, other prisoners also started attacking.
Gaia’s Swamp’s guards were quickly overwhelmed.
In his castle, the Warden opened his eyes and emerged. He bellowed, “How dare you! Get back to where you belong!”
He punched at the ground, and a terrifying power smashed down at Gaia’s Swamp.
Liu Huang’s sword, Lǜ Yan’s Crimson Moon Howl, and the Second Nightking’s Celestial Being Shows The Way were all shattered.
If these powerhouses were at their peak, then any single one of them would be able to easily defeat the Warden, but they had all been either imprisoned for too long or injured too badly, and they were no longer able to withstand the Warden’s strength even when working together.
The Warden clenched his fists and slammed them down upon Gaia’s Swamp.
The weaker prisoners who tried to escape all spat out blood and died.
Shui Chuanxiao’s chains had also shattered, startling him. This meant that someone was trying to escape, and they had even managed to destroy the prison’s sourcebox array.
Lu Yin coughed as the Warden’s power spread throughout Gaia’s Swamp. The Warden was attacking the entire prison, which meant that Lu Yin was included within the scope as well.
Can grew curious about why Lu Yin had not ordered Liu Ye and Fei Hua to attack him. Can was able to sense just how powerful Liu Ye and Fei Hua were, though he had no time to think about such things at this moment.
Glowing orbs of spiritual force emerged from the bodies of the dead guards and prisoners, all of which were quickly absorbed by Can. His rune lines rapidly increased as his power level surged beyond 600,000.
Lu Yin frowned. He had initially wanted to fight Can for control of the orbs of spiritual force, but Lu Yin had suppressed the urge after considering the Warden’s strength.
If no one could defeat the Warden, then how would Lu Yin be able to take the Second Nightking and Shui Chuanxiao away?
Master Cha held a hand to her chest. Blood could be seen dripping from her lips. She glanced at the unmoving Lu Yin, and then at Can in confusion.
Someone suddenly appeared and helped Master Cha up. “Xiao Cha, who hurt you?”
The man was her father, Lǜ Yan.
Can ordered, “Leave Gaia’s Swamp—we’ll have to work together to defeat the Warden.”
Lǜ Yan glared at Can. “Did you injure Xiao Cha?”
Lǜ Cha grabbed hold of her father. “Run, Father!”
Lǜ Yan shot a vicious glare at Can. His gaze then swept over Lu Yin before the man picked up Lǜ Cha and rushed upwards. He was attacked by a massive force, but he used his Crimson Moon Howl to counterattack.
Lord Piggy collapsed to the ground. The pig did not even dare to lift his head up.
Lu Yin and the others silently watched without interfering.
Lu Yin had already informed the Warden about the planned prison break, and he had even mentioned that Can was the leader. This was why the Warden had agreed to allow Lu Yin to attack Can and force the prisoner’s hand.
The Warden was fully confident that he could suppress all of the prisoners, as he was very powerful, and he also had the assistance of the sourcebox array.
However, Lu Yin had not mentioned Can’s precise plans for triggering the prison break, or anything about how the man could control people. Lu Yin had only told the Warden that Can had tried to coordinate with Shui Chuanxiao, but the former grand marshal had refused. Lu Yin had also told the Warden that Shui Chuanxiao was the one who had informed him of Can’s planned prison break.
Lu Yin had made Can look weak while making the Warden feel powerful. At this moment, Lu Yin just needed to wait and see whether or not the prisoners could defeat the Warden.
A riot had erupted within Gaia’s Swamp.
The castle broke apart, but the Warden continued to rain down powerful punches upon the ground, causing all of Gaia’s Swamp to shake.
Lǜ Yan rushed up from underground with Lǜ Cha. The man raised a hand. “Banishment.”
The Warden was forced back several meters as Lǜ Yan had just used the Hall of Honor’s secret technique: Banishment.
The Warden growled and punched at the escaping prisoner once more. But in response, sword qi appeared in the sky and slashed at the Warden. This was the Thirteenth Sword.
Lǜ Yan was startled—the Thirteenth Sword? Was there someone from the Sword Sect in Gaia’s Swamp?
The Thirteenth Sword could not be avoided, and the Warden coughed up blood. “How dare you try to escape! I’ll kill you!”
He threw out another punch.
Liu Huang appeared and confronted the Warden’s attack. The man had formed a sword with stellular energy. Despite his greatly reduced strength, Liu Huang was still completely confident in being able to withstand this punch.
Liu Huang was flung back as cracks appeared all over his body. The death energy in Gaia’s Swamp had weakened him tremendously, and the Warden’s punch nearly killed him.
The next moment, more prisoners rushed out, and they all attacked the Warden in unison. However, there were also some prisoners who did not join the attack, instead trying to escape from the prison as soon as possible. These particular prisoners were all quite powerful, and there were even some Envoys among them.
Gaia’s Swamp had gathered the Human Domain’s most evil people all in one location, and many of them were able to withstand the Warden’s attacks. Most of the prisoners were Enlighters, and each and every one of them had been extremely powerful at their peak.
The Warden clenched his fists and pressed his hands into the ground. He yanked up multiple chains and swept them out across Gaia’s Swamp, forcing all of the prisoners back, regardless of whether they were trying to escape or to attack the Warden. Some of the prisoners were instantly killed, dying a miserable death.
The Second Nightking’s eyes flickered as he carefully observed the Warden.
The Warden’s vision changed, as he had been targeted by a spiritual force battle technique. The Warden saw a giant as large as a planet before him, and he bellowed, “Even if Progenitor Chen is here, you still won’t be able to escape.”
The Warden attacked.
The scenery before him shattered, and the Second Nightking spat out blood. He had been injured very badly by the Chief Justice, so the Warden had easily shattered the illusion. If the Second Nightking were still at his peak, he would have easily dealt with the Warden with just Celestial Being Shows The Way.
“Attack him together!” Can ordered. With that, Lǜ Yan, Liu Huang, and the Second Nightking all attacked as one. They were the most powerful prisoners in Gaia’s Swamp, and their escape would have tremendous effects on the rest of the Fifth Mainland.
The Warden watched as they all attacked, and an indescribable aura was suddenly unleashed. The sky began to twist about as though it was being burnt, and countless cracks appeared. Liu Huang and the others were suppressed to the point where they could not move forward. The Warden seemed taller and more invincible than ever.
Lu Yin’s eyes narrowed. “How is this possible? Aurelian force?”
The Warden lifted his head back and released a furious roar. A gale of aurelian force swept through his surroundings, and nobody was able to move. Aurelian force was the pinnacle of battle force, and Lu Yin had previously thought that no one in the entire Fifth Mainland had reached that level. After all, there were only a handful of people who had reached that level even in the Perennial World.
Once the Warden used aurelian force, he gained precise control and dominated his surroundings.
Can and the others were all stunned. The Second Nightking had goosebumps run down his back. “Attack!”
The Warden punched at them, and with his aurelian force, his punch could compare to an Envoy’s attack with a power level of 800,000 despite the Warden only having a power level of about 700,000.
Under this attack, Can, the Second Nightking, Lǜ Yan, and Liu Huang were all thrown back.
Lu Yin nearly fainted, and Liu Ye and Fei Hua were similarly astounded. They would not be able to defeat the Warden even if they worked together, as he had mastered aurelian force.
The Warden had finally unveiled his full strength. Even without the sourcebox array, he was still able to fully control Gaia’s Swamp, and this was why he was the Warden.
Master Cha, who had been lying in Lǜ Yan’s arms, was also startled. She had never expected the Warden to actually be this powerful, as he had never revealed his battle force before.
“Oh no, we can’t escape! Xiao Cha, tie me up, now!” Lǜ Yan ordered.
Lǜ Cha shook her head and replied in a bitter tone, “Father, the Warden isn’t stupid.”
Lǜ Yan sighed.
Liu Huang also let out a sigh. He wiped the corner of his mouth. Since there was a chance for him to escape at this moment, he would never give up. No matter how powerful the Warden’s battle force might be, he still could not escape from the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Swords.
Some distance away, the Second Nightking was not actually looking at the Warden. He had redirected his focus to Can, and the Second Nightking saw Can absorbing the glowing balls of spiritual force.
“Let’s work together. Lend me your spiritual force,” the Second Nightking said. Can’s eyes flickered, and orbs of spiritual force appeared. The Second Nightking took control of them and slowly surrounded the Warden.
Lu Yin saw everything take place from underground. He had seen the Warden’s power, Liu Huang preparing to use the Fourteenth Sword, as well as the Second Nightking’s Ten Prison Formation.
The Second Nightking was a Senior Array Master, and he had previously used the Ten Prison Formation to injure Elder Jiu Shen. Since it was a sourcebox array, the Warden might not be able to overpower the experts working against him.
“Pig, are you dead? Get out here!” the Warden shouted. He then grabbed hold of the chains once more and smashed them downwards.
Lu Yin glanced over at Lord Piggy, who was still hiding his head in the ground. Lu Yin just laughed.
The ground shook yet again, dazing Lu Yin.
The Warden gave the prisoners no time to react. He was trying to use his strength to stun everyone, and this caused most of the prisoners to faint, and a few died outright. Only a few people like Liu Huang remained conscious.
Beneath the Warden’s feet, ten orbs of spiritual force grew in size as the Second Nightking merged his own spiritual force with Can’s.
Liu Huang raised his hand to use the Fourteenth Sword.
Lǜ Yan set his daughter down and leaped forward. He attacked the Warden with his Crimson Moon Howl.
“Since you all want to die, I’ll grant you your wish!” the Warden yelled. He punched forward, shattering the Crimson Moon Howl. As Lǜ Cha watched on in shock, the Warden punched Lǜ Yan hard enough to nearly shatter every bone in his body. The man’s body crashed to the ground, but before he landed, he used Discipline against the Warden.
Translated By: WQ
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA