The Magus Era - Chapter 239
Chapter 239 - Enjoy the music
Five hundred thousand miles away from the new territory of the Rong Mountain Clan.
An entirely black, magnificent palace was floating in the air. This ten thousand zhang-in-square palace looked simple yet majestic. A thirty six thousand zhang tall watchtower was built on each corner of this palace, and under each tower was a black, Horned Dragon-Turtle.
Overhead the palace was a sphere of black mist that was condensed from the natural essence of water power, hovering and rolling above in the air, holding a cushion that was made from black jade.
Gong Gong Wuyou was sitting on that cushion with his legs crossed, with the three-stringed music instrument put on his knees. His fingers either pressed on the strings or pluck the strings, the three strings let out a thunderously loud music, transmitting to tens of thousands miles away. Wherever the music reached, the sky would be shrouded by dark clouds and bone-piercing cold rain would fall from the air, dropping on the ground and condensing into small ice crystals.
An entire piece of land that had a radius of ten thousand miles, was frozen by the rain of ice, which had been created by Gong Gong Wuyou. Large groups of wild animals that were lying on the ground with huddled up bodies, were all sealed by thick layers of ice, and seemed to have completely lost their life force.
A hundred mile away from the Palace, the current generation of Fire God, Zhu Rong, had extended his body to the size of a small mountain, on a pair of thousand zhang long Magic Fire Snakes, his whole body wrapped around by raging fire. He was staring at Gong Gong Wuyou, who had blocked his way. Before the icy rain, which was falling from the air, could reach his body, it evaporated completely by his flame and disappeared completely.
’’Gong Gong Wuyou, are you really going to stand in my way?’’ Zhu Rong, who was even more beautiful than the prettiest girl in this world, let out a sneer and said, his eyebrows were raised as if he couldn't hide his murderous intent anymore, ’’Do you truly believe that I don't dare to kill you, or that turtle-like old thing in your family will come soon enough to save you?’’
Gong Gong Wuyou remained perfectly calm, looked at Zhu Rong with a smile and said, ’’Zhu Rong, why are you so angry? Well, if we count the generations from the first generation of Water God and Fire God, we're of the same generation. It is just that, that old monster in your family has died too soon, therefore, you're already the Fire God who can rule the entire Southern Wasteland and are also the Master Libation of Humankind, while I am still only Prince Wuyou.’’
While letting out a slight sigh, Gong Gong Wuyou continued slowly, ’’In fact, I have been expecting to have a nice chat with you, for a long time. For example, I would like to ask you how it does feel to sit on the chair that only belongs to the Fire God?’’
Zhu Rong laughed out aloud towards the sky, then said in a strange tone, ’’As long as you have the guts to kill that old bastard in your family, you will know how it does feel to sit on the chair that belongs only to Water God Gong Gong. What do you think? Do you need help? I have a bottle of 'Nine-Skies Poison', brought out from the heaven. If you only could dare to poison that old bastard, I will be happy to burn him for you.’’
Gong Gong Wuyou hurriedly swept across the three strings with his finger while grinning and said, ’’No, no, if I really do that, our Northern Wasteland would face a deadly disaster. I am not as powerful as you, to be honest. I am younger than you, and my cultivation is weaker than you, although I want to become the Water God, I am not that stupid.’’
Zhu Rong yelled out in a cold voice, ’’You're already stupid enough! No need to be much more. You blocked my way! Are you trying to turn against our Southern Wasteland?’’
Gong Gong Wuyou quickly shook his head and said, ’’Why would I block your way? I am just inviting you to check my newly created melody, and by the way, my dear Master Libation, please give some reviews, whether you think if my cultivation has improved or not, compared to a hundred years ago.’’
Zhu Rong took a deep breath, took out a jade talisman and said in a deep voice, ’’Man Man asked for my help, she is being hunted by someone. If anything happens to her, I will certainly chop you into pieces.’’
Gong Gong Wuyou raised his eyebrows and said blandly, ’’Who's Man Man? Well, I have nothing to do with that. I am just wondering how much weaker I am than the current generation of Fire God, Zhu Rong.’’
He swiftly flicked his finger, the three strings emitted an intense buzzing and jingling sound that shook even the sky. The freezing wind and rain instantly turned into countless wind daggers and sharp ice crystals, creating beams of cold light and swished towards Zhu Rong. Gong Gong Wuyou grinned again, and said, ’’Be careful, this is a new melody created by me, called [Cold Winter Kill].’’
Zhu Rong's body quickly melted within the flame, and turned into a flowing stream of flame. The two Magic Fiery Snakes let out dragon-like growls and spurted out two streams of raging flame from out their jaws.
Purple 'Earth-Core Magic Flame', which looked like sticky lava, swooshed across the air and evaporated all the wind daggers and ice crystals. The ten fingers of Gong Gong Wuyou stopped suddenly, causing the counterforce of the strings to create even sharper swords, while his white and tender fingers got cut.
Drops of blood gushed out of those bone-deep wounds on his fingers, soon, both the hands of Gong Gong Wuyou were dyed red by his own blood.
’’Collapsed at the first blow, idiot.’’ Zhu Rong let out a laughter then rose into the air as a huge stream of blazing flame, darting towards Gong Gong Wuyou along with immeasurable great heat. This time, Zhu Rong didn't withhold his power. He was seriously intending to kill this Gong Gong Wuyou, with only one blow.
Gong Gong Wuyou was staring at the great flame that was covering the entire sky, swooshing towards him, with a stiff face. He looked at those sharp ice crystals and wind daggers that he had brought up with both the natural and artificial water power, gathered by the great power of the large natural magic formation, hidden in the palace underneath, evaporate suddenly.
Before he had come here, he had believed that with the help of the magic formation hidden in the palace, he could at least stall Zhu Rong for an entire day and night. After all, he always thought that Zhu Rong was far weaker than his father, the Water God Gong Gong, therefore, he, Gong Gong Wuyou, should be at the same level as Zhu Rong.
However, once he started the fight, he fell into despair, realizing that he had been overestimating himself while underestimating Zhu Rong.
In front of Zhu Rong, he was like an ant that could be pressed into ash by him with only one finger. No matter how perfect his plan was, facing a definitely great power, and this Zhu Rong, who was so violent and with definite intention of killing him, without giving even a second thought to the so-called overall situation, Gong Gong Wuyou finally realized that all of his wise plans, thoughts and calculations had all been bull-shit.
Eight black spheres of mist gushed out of the palace, transformed into eight gigantic silhouettes and blocked the flame, while shielding Gong Gong Wuyou behind them.
A shrill scream rose into the air, and a multi-headed serpent thrust its head out of the black mist, with a hideous grin on its face. The serpent suddenly opened its mouth and let out countless highly poisonous water arrows, darting towards Zhu Rong. Those water arrows clashed against Zhu Rong's flame, immediately let out ear-piercing noise, while poisonous air quickly spread over, even the ground was corroded by the poisonous air and turned into puddles of mud.
’’Xiang Liu, you want to die too?!’’ Zhu Rong yelled harshly, ’’Ha! You! A bunch of old bastards!’’
’’Zhu Rong, even though you're the current Fire God, as old ministers working for the Water God, we can't let you kill our price,’’ said the nine-headed serpent while laughing disgustingly, and stirring up large clouds of black poisonous mist and black water and sending them towards Zhu Rong.
After that, one of the remaining seven silhouettes that had come out from the palace, leapt high and turned into a Water Ape, whose body was covered in silvery fur and neck was ten thousand zhang long. He raised a gigantic pillar that was condensed from ice crystals, directly smashing it towards Zhu Rong's head.
’’Good, Wuzhi Qi, you have come too.’’ Zhu Rong growled out while a long spear condensed from flame darted out from the stream of flame transformed from Zhu Rong's human body.
Soon, the eight silhouettes encircled Zhu Rong and were continuously launching attacks at him. Gong Gong Wuyou laughed happily from the side and said, ’’Now, my dear Great Libation, please pay attention to my newly created melody, [Cold Winter Kill].
He slightly flicked his fingers, dripped his blood on the three strings, and a resonating music rose into the air again, instantly resounding through the entire area, for ten-thousand miles round.