“Zzz-” Li Qiye and Yonghuang took their time walking into the valley while noisily stepping on the snow.
Li Qiye was nonchalant with a faint smile on his face before telling Yonghuang: “You need to be ready. The freeze in this place could kill you instantly so channel your Solar Physique for protection. Fire and ice oppose each other so this freezing force won’t kill you no matter how powerful it might be.”
“The ice source here is really that powerful?” Yonghuang’s eyes became serious. At this time, she channeled her inner physique and energy so that it could erupt on command.
“There’s an ice source but it’s not that dangerous.” Li Qiye smiled freely: “However, someone has played with it so its power is a lot more frantic now.”
“Still going forward despite knowing the danger.” She softly gave him the side-eye. Of course, she wasn’t blaming him at all. It was more of a coquettish glance that makes the heart itch.
“Just a little danger, can’t reach the apex. You can just wait and watch the fun.” Li Qiye smiled: “If he wants to trick me, let him do so before I take his dog life.”
She smiled gracefully in response without feeling pressure. She always had confidence in Li Qiye since he would stay true to his words. Nothing in this world was hard for him.
As they continued forward, many people outside held their breath and gazed at the duo’s every single step with their heart hanging high.
“Buzz.” Once the two reached the depth of the valley, a freezing force suddenly exploded with an unbelievable speed and encapsulated the two of them into ice sculptures.
However, Yonghuang was prepared beforehand. The moment the ice layer surrounded her, the Solar Physique erupted with its refined sunfire surging several times higher.
“Buzz-” The physique melted her ice right away and continued to spread further to melt everything else.
However, this freezing force was extremely powerful. Like Zhentian said earlier, it could instantly freeze a God-Monarch to death. If she wasn’t prepared, this could have been her funeral.
Despite the instantaneous eruption of her physique, the power of this mysterious ice also surged crazily and resisted her high temperature.
In a short time, her sunfire and this ice force contested against each other. She couldn’t melt this Godking’s level freeze right away and it couldn’t hurt her either.
As for Li Qiye, he was also frozen and stood still as if he has been killed by the cold.
“There’s danger indeed, such frightening freezing power.” The cultivators outside were shocked to see this. Even someone as strong Li Qiye has been frozen, this made all the spectators sweat. Luckily, the white general stood guard there or they might have suffered the same fate like Li Qiye just now.
Some of the wavering cultivators heaved a sigh of relief and felt that they have misunderstood the white general just now. It looked like Zhentian had good intention after all.
Only the real masters from the previous generation were staring at Su Yonghuang on the verge of being frozen. They were able to see some clues. Everything she was resisting, the underground area of this valley would change with talismans emerging. These talismans would only appear for a split second. No one would notice them if they weren’t paying attention.
The old masters instantly realized that this freezing force wasn’t part of nature and ingrained within the valley. Someone else has done something and this valley was just a trap from the start.
They calculated quickly that the power of this force must be done by at least a Godking. Perhaps two or three Godkings worked together to do this. Even though no one was personally presiding over it, it was still powerful enough like Zhentian has said previously.
Because of this, they secretly glanced over at Zhentian standing by the entrance. They knew what was going on right away but no one dared to say anything. Some felt a bit of pity. Li Qiye might be strong but his schemes weren’t a match for Zhentian at all.
“What a shame, didn’t listen to good advice. Like I said, this valley is very dangerous.” Zhentian was shaking his head and seemed to be full of compassionate pity.
“Boom!” While people were mourning for Li Qiye, his ice prison instantly shattered. Li Qiye was way too fast and no one could see how he did it.
This ice might have been amazing but it couldn’t touch Li Qiye at all since he activated both the Soaring and Hell Suppression Physiques at the same time.
This astonished many people. Even the refined sunfire couldn’t melt all of the ice right away but Li Qiye was able to shatter it in an instant. This was way too mighty.
Zhentian’s expression dimmed after seeing this. They have spent a lot of effort inside this valley so that Li Qiye would jump into the trap. Even if it couldn’t kill Li Qiye, he shouldn’t have been able to dispel it so quickly. Such strength was beyond their expectation.
Li Qiye didn’t help Yonghuang right away either because she wasn’t in any immediate danger and could withstand longer. He stomped on the ground and propelled himself upward instead.
With clanking sounds, thick ice chains shot out from all four directions made from powerful ice crystals. They have been empowered with runes for each of the links. These dense linear runes have fused with the ice completely.
“Clank!” These chains were extremely fast and instantly coiled then tied Li Qiye in the air. They were quite hard by themselves already even before the runic empowerment. It wasn’t easy to tear them apart.
“Buzz!” The freezing force began again, intending to encapsulate him once more.
However, his body slightly quaked and this force couldn’t turn him into a statue at all. Little pieces of ice crystals kept on falling down.
“Zhentian, this trivial scheme is too sad.” Li Qiye smiled and shook his head: “If your group was actually controlling this freezing array, then it might be worth something. But the formation alone is not even an appetizer for me.”
The cultivators turned over to look at Zhentian after hearing his. In fact, after seeing the runic ice chains, even the foolish people understood that this wasn’t a natural occurrence but a force refined by experts. There was no need to think further about who the mastermind was behind this.
Zhentian was completely unperturbed. His face didn’t turn red at all as he shook his head as well: “Fellow Daoist Li, I’m afraid you are gauging the heart of a gentleman with a villainous mind. You should know that the Reincarnation Valley itself is a grand momentum. This frozen valley ahead is a part of it, nothing to do with us.”
Some cultivators felt that this was an acceptable explanation. Perhaps this formation was already here before.
“Is that so? Then I am wrongfully accusing you.”
“What a waste of our good intention.” The white general coldly uttered: “My master is considerate of you being a great character so he kindly warned you, who would have thought this kindness is only met with scorn.”
“That doesn’t matter.” Li Qiye said freely: “Use all of your means now while I still have time to keep you company. Will you and your master come together or one by one? Either way is fine. Come, don’t waste my time anymore.”
“Fellow Daoist Li, you are accusing us for no reason, this is not a respectable act.” Zhentian’s expression turned cold as last: “I had nothing but good intentions…”
“Okay, don't act like a cat crying for a mouse.” Li Qiye laughed: “None of us are good people so no need to put on this hypocritical act. It doesn’t matter who is righteous or evil, the strong will win in the competition for the Heaven’s Will. Come, I am here just like your wish. We’ll fight and see who the final winner will be.”
“Li, you always think you are correct.” The white general answered with a shout before Zhentian could reply: “I will see what you can do in my master’s stead.”
Having said that, he stepped into the valley. Zhentian kept on watching calmly and didn’t stop him.
Meanwhile, the rest of the spectators became anxious. This is a prelude to the battle for the Heaven’s Will.