Chapter 942 First Clash
Zhao Mushen stood in the air, his expression calm and composed as he watched the Tianyuan Region group attempt to retreat through the spatial rift. His gaze shifted to Zhou Yuan as he showed a faint smile. "Pavilion Chief Master Zhou Yuan, are you planning to leave so soon?"
Zhou Yuan chuckled and calmly replied, “We are not your rival, and I cannot beat you for now. What else can we do but leave?"
Zhao Mushen said, “From your words, it seems like you just feel like you can't beat me for now? Does it mean you'll be able to do it in the future?"
Zhou Yuan shrugged but made no comment.
Meanwhile, he waved towards Yi Qiushui and the rest from behind his back, telling them to hurry up and leave through the spatial rift.
Zhao Mushen seemed oblivious to Zhou Yuan's small movements as he continued to look at Zhou Yuan with interest.
Feeling Zhao Mushen's gaze, Zhou Yuan raised his eyebrows and asked, "It seems like you are very interested in me?"
"Because you said so?"
Zhou Yuan replied, “For that powerful Law Domain stage expert of yours to personally act and allow us to meet in the first round… isn’t investing such effort a sign of interest?”
Zhao Mushen chuckled, "You are very perceptive."
The fact that the other party didn't even bother to deny anything made Zhou Yuan narrow his eyes. From his brief contact with Zhao Mushen, Zhou Yuan could sense that although the other party seemed kind, he was extremely proud.
There was no disdain in his eyes as he looked at Zhou Yuan; one would not feel disdain when looking at an ant at one's feet.
“Zhou Yuan, there is no need for you to try to delay time. If you don't move, I will let your Tianyuan Region leave safely. I don't have much interest in a group of fry." Zhao Mushen smiled as he looked towards the crowd successively entering the spatial rift. "You should know that many will be injured if I act now."
Zhou Yuan's expression became calm as he said, "Okay, I won't move."
Zhao Mushen smiled, seemingly trusting the former.
The two clashed in the sky as the Tianyuan Region team of several hundred people crowded into the spatial crack below in panic.
Yi Qiushui stood at the back, his eyes filled with worry as he looked at the two individuals in the sky. How could he not know that Zhou Yuan was being closely watched by Zhao Mushen?
But he also understood that what he had to do now was leave as quickly as possible. He would only become a burden to Zhou Yuan if he delayed.
Yi Qiushui took a deep breath as his hand suddenly shook. Countless tree branches flew out of his spatial bag and rushed towards Zhou Yuan, filling the sky with shadows.
Meanwhile, he cast aside all doubts and decisively dashed towards the spatial rift, quickly disappearing into it.
Zhou Yuan's gaze flickered as Yi Qiushui threw the branches into the sky. In the next instant, his figure turned into a black blur and disappeared.
The branches rushed through the air, casting countless shadows on the ground.
Zhou Yuan's figure leapt through the shadows at an unimaginable speed, stealthy like a ghost as he shot towards the spatial crack.
Heavenly Shadow Art!
In the air, Zhao Mushen was not angry about Zhou Yuan's disappearance. He simply smiled and said, “What a strange but amazing technique. "No wonder you dared to stay."
The lotus symbol between his eyebrows began to glow.
A pair of lotuses appeared in Zhao Mushen's pupils. A mystical light welled up in his eyes as the world around him became clearer.
The darkness retreated and the shadows disappeared.
The jumping shadow that Zhou Yuan had turned into was now clearly in Zhao Mushen's sight.
"It seems that you have not yet accepted your fate." Zhao Mushen laughed softly. “However, escaping from my hands will not be as easy as you think. Did you really think I was just staring at you before? I was using a secret technique to notice your presence. No matter how you run, you won’t be able to escape my subsequent attack.”
"Zhou Yuan, you are too weak."
Zhao Mushen clasped his hands together as a faint glow condensed between his palms. He then pushed the light away, quickly forming an inch-long glowing shuttle.
The shining shuttle was very streamlined, its sharp tip flickering with a dangerous and sharp light. As he hummed, he shattered even space itself.
Nine-colored light swirled around the shuttle, making it extremely beautiful.
However, a deadly power pulsed beneath the beautiful light.
As Zhou Yuan slid into the spatial crack at full speed, Zhou Yuan felt an extremely dangerous ripple, causing the corner of his eye to move. He immediately increased his speed.
The Genesis Qi in his body exploded without reservation.
Two breaths later, Zhou Yuan's figure appeared at the edge of the spatial crack, and his foot entered it.
In the sky, Zhao Mushen's expression remained indifferent. A low voice sounded as he gently moved his finger.
"Nine Spirit Soulbreaker Shuttle"
The light shuttle trembled in his palm before disappearing.
Only an extremely strong individual would feel the space rippling faintly. An undetectable beam of light pierced through the air, accompanied by deadly force as it shot straight towards the back of Zhou Yuan's head.
Already half a foot into the spatial crack, Zhou Yuan felt a stabbing pain all over his skin. It was the feeling that an extremely dangerous attack was coming.
The feeling told him that if he was hit, even his strong body would be easily pierced.
However, Zhou Yuan also understood that he could not stop at this juncture. Otherwise, Zhao Mushen would completely close their escape route. If that happened, there would be almost zero chance of survival against the overwhelming Zhao Mushen and his elite team from the Wanzu region.
Therefore, Zhou Yuan did not hesitate and entered the spatial crack. Space waves emerged, enveloping his body.
However, when Zhou Yuan's figure disappeared, the shuttle arrived and chased him into the spatial crack.
The surrounding Genesis Qi undulations gradually calmed down.
Zhao Mushen looked at the spatial crack indifferently as he muttered to himself, “You will be lucky to survive my Nine Spirit Soulbreaker Spear.”
With the exception of Wu Yao, Su Youwei, and Wang Xi, the other top ten ranked on the Divine Dwelling List would have to carefully face this attack of his, or they would pay a very heavy price.
Once reached, the target's spirit would shatter. It was an extremely brutal attack.
He had already locked onto Zhou Yuan's presence so that the shuttle would not dissipate until Zhou Yuan's spirit was destroyed.
Too many experts had died from his shuttle over the years.
And now, one more would soon be added to that list.
"The supreme sovereign told me to capture you... but I'm afraid that now I will only be able to bring back a corpse."
Zhao Mushen shook his head as he smiled in a somewhat helpless manner. He then walked away from the spatial rift and left leisurely.
Honestly, an opponent of Zhou Yuan's level did not interest him much.
Fortunately for him, he had now faced his target.
Next, it was time to enjoy the nine regions tournament. He hoped that Wu Yao and Su Youwei would not disappoint him too much.