More than 10 miles to the north of Taitian Fortress, over a rolling mountain range covered in gray and fog, there were several huge clouds of pitch-black ghosts floating.
Among the ghost clouds, 4 extremely tall ghosts could be seen standing side by side, looking in the direction of Taitian Fortress from a distance.
The aura emanating from these 4 ghosts was extremely tyrannical. They were all ghost generals at the Celestial State!
“The number of ghost creatures gathered under Taitian Fortress has exceeded 30,000, so that should be enough.” Among the 4, one the left, a ghost general with fiery red eyebrows and red eyes retracted its gaze, looked at the other 3 and said.
“In addition to those who died under the Taitian Array before, it’s more than enough.” Beside it, the green-haired ghost general with a dull face nodded in response.
“Hehe, if these human cultivators didn’t activate the Taitian Array so recklessly, our plan might not have gone so smoothly!” Another ghost general, who had a muscular body that was flushed red, said with a weird smile.
“Okay, let’s leave the nonsense for later. We can start now.” Standing on the far right, a green-faced old man with a pair of antelope-like horns said in a deep voice.
The other 3 looked at each other and nodded slightly.
The next moment, the black aura from them violently, then they moved to the mountain range below.
The fierce battle at Taitian Fortress was still going on. Outside the city walls, the bodies of ghost creatures had already piled up like mountains. Gray qi was constantly rising from the corpses, making the gray mist around the fortress thicker than before. It gradually became pitch black like ink.
It didn’t take long for the entire fortress to be surrounded by a huge circle of black mist.
On the ground around the fortress, layers of faint black light began to appear silently. As soon as the ghost creature’s corpses touched this layer of light, they immediately melted away and turned into dense black air.
“What’s going on
Above the city wall, a purple sword light flashed in Liu Ming’s hand, slashing a yin beast in half. He looked around in shock.
The yin qi around him became more and more thick at some point in time. Even his sight began to be greatly affected.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, look under the city wall.” Xiao Wu came to Liu Ming and said in a low voice.
Liu Ming looked under the city wall, and he was startled.
There were continuous streams of dense yin qi rising up from the bottom. The source was the corpses of ghost creatures that melted strangely!
On the tower of the fortress, the 4 Celestial State powerhouses also noticed the abnormality under the city walls. They were all shocked.
Before they could react, another change occurred!
The black air under the city wall suddenly evaporated rapidly, covering all the low rank ghost creatures that were attacking the city.
The silver light curtain shield that originally protected the entire fortress made a sizzling sound when it touched the black air!
“All disciples step back!”
A loud shout sounded in the ears of Liu Ming and other disciples.
The Taiqing Sect’s Celestial State elder, the old man with a bottle nose appeared in front of Liu Ming and others and launched a green light beam into the silver light curtain cast by the Noble Spirit Army’s cultivators.
The silver light curtain spread out in a hurry, becoming a little more stable. The rising black air was blocked outside.
There was a hissing sound like a snake from the black air. The ghost pawns shrouded in it suddenly made a shrill scream.
Liu Ming’s pupils shrank. In the black air, whether it was a ghost creature or a yin beast, their bodies were melting quickly as if they were corroded by acid.
In just a few seconds, most of the tens of thousands of ghost creatures besieging Taitian Fortress were swallowed up by the black air. Only a few powerful ghost lieutenants and yin beasts were still struggling desperately, but it was obviously in vain.
The black air that was nourished, became denser and spread quickly. It soon formed a huge hemispherical black mist, shrouding the entire Taitian Fortress inside.
Seeing the scene in front of them, everyone looked at each other in dismay.
“This is the Ghost Burial Array!”
Liu Ming’s Divine Thought couldn’t get out of the black mist at all.
Not only that, there were bursts of yin qi from the black air, which actually wrapped around his Divine Thought. He couldn’t help thinking of a ghost array he had read in the Scriptures Pavillion.
As the name implied, the Ghost Burial Array required the sacrifice of a large number of ghost creatures. Once one was trapped in it, he would mostly be dead. It was extremely overbearing!
Xiao Wu, who was standing with him, and several other Golden Light Army disciples were a little stunned when they heard the words, they had obviously never heard of the name.
“This is not an ordinary Ghost Burial Array but Xuan Door Ghost Burial Array of a higher level. Its power was not comparable by that of the Ghost Burial Array. It needs to sacrifice tens of thousands of ghost creatures alive and set with their residual resentment and yin qi. I didn’t expect the ghost army to sacrifice thousands of low rank ghost creatures to cast this array!” The old man with a bottle nose glanced at Liu Ming unexpectedly, then he said in a deep voice.
“Xuan Door Ghost Burial Array…”
Hearing the words, Liu Ming muttered to himself, then he took out a white disk array and launched several symbols to it.
The white disk array buzzed and flickered for a while, then the light dissipated with a pop sound.
“No need to try. As long as this array still exists, Taitian Fortress will be completely unable to communicate with the outside world.” The old man with a bottle nose glanced at Liu Ming again and said lightly.
Immediately, the old man with a bottle nose flicked his sleeve, and a trigram mirror with green light appeared in front of his chest. He made a gesture, and a dazzling green light surged out from the trigram mirror and turned into a 30 meters long green river phantasm.
The long green river phantasm shot into the black air, making a shocking blast.
Dense black runes appeared on the surface of the black air. The black air didn’t seem thick, but after the long green river phantasm exhausted its energy, it could only disperse little black air. After that, it recovered.
The old man with a bottle nose’s face turned somber. He pointed at the trigram mirror, and green lights burst out, transforming into a vivid green wind dragon that was 300 meters in size. The power was several times greater than the long river phantasm.
At this moment, in front of the black mist, a tall figure wearing bone armor appeared in a blur. It was a ghost general.
Without seeing any movement from it, countless black runes emerged with rolling black air. A giant black hand that was about the same size as the wind dragon reached out and grabbed the wind dragon.
The black air and green light collided violently!
The green wind dragon bit off the wrist of the black air giant hand, but the giant hand’s sharp nails pierced through the green wind dragon.
A violent green-black storm spread out. The weaker disciples on the city wall were blown away by the storm. Only a few people could barely maintain their figures.
Liu Ming seemed to be nailed to the ground on the city wall. His green robes danced wildly, but his body remained motionless in the violent storm.
The old man with a bottle nose stared at the ghost general outside and did not continue to attack.
The opponent’s ghost general wasn’t weaker than him, and it could control the black mist, so random attacks were obviously useless.
The other 3 city walls also had the spiritual power collision. Liu Ming looked over. The other Celestial State elders were all facing a ghost general each.
Obviously, the other 3 Celestial State elders also wanted to break this array, but they were stopped by the ghost generals.
Liu Ming’s eyes turned gloomy. The Ghost Burial Array was very solid, even the Celestial State cultivators couldn’t break it in a short time, not to mention the high rank Xuan Door Ghost Burial Array. Now there were Celestial State ghost generals guarding outside, the situation was even worse.
“Except for the disciples of the Noble Spirit Army who continue to maintain the defensive array, the rest of the disciples retreat to the city for now!” Suddenly, the old man with a bottle nose said with a wave of his sleeve.
The disciples on the north city wall looked at each other in dismay, but they still returned to the fortress.
The other disciples on the city wall quickly retreated into the fortress after hearing this.
The old man with a bottle nose flickered and flew to the Golden Light Array’s tall platform, then he whispered a few words to Cao Changhe.
Cao Changhe nodded and made gestures with both hands. The dazzling golden light beams rose from the 6 tall platforms. The golden light beams spread out and merged into the surrounding silver light curtain, making the surface of the light curtain glow with golden light stream.
When this was done, the old man with a bottle nose and the 3 other Celestial State elders got together again and discussed in a low voice.
The cultivators in the city stared blankly at everything around them; none of them spoke.
Liu Ming raised his head and looked up. His face also looked uncertain.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, from what you said just now, you seem to know about this Ghost Burial Array?” Xiao Wu, who was standing beside him, said suddenly.
“I can’t say I know about it. I’ve only been dabbling in the array. I came across the relevant information from an ancient book in the sect. As the grand elder just said, as long as this array exists, Taitian Fortress will lose all contact with the outside world.” Liu Ming looked back, glanced at Xiao Wu and said slowly.
Xiao Wu frowned when she heard the words. She also knew the importance of the Taitian Fortress. Once the connection with the outside world was cut off, the Golden Light City and other 4 cities would become isolated cities.
“What’s worse, according to rumors, the Ghost Burial Array is an array handed down by the ancient ghost clan. In addition to isolating all the transmission of spiritual power and Divine Thought, there is another powerful point. This array will continue to disintegrate the spirit in the array and convert it into pure yin energy.” Liu Ming said with a wry smile.
Xiao Wu’s face turned pale at the remarks.
If in a place with strong yin qin, she and Liu Ming who practiced ghost techniques would have no problem for a while. However, the other low rank garrison disciples could definitely not resist for long.
TL: Changing Haoqi Army > Noble Spirit Army
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