Normally, the Entrapment Formation would not be put into use because it was not to trap enemies, but people on their own side.
Basically, enemies could not enter the Demon-slaying Hall. If they could get in, then the Entrapment Formation would be pointless. In history, the Entrapment Formation was used on three occasions and they were all to trap traitors of the human race.
As before, only Li Shang and nine patriarchs went outside the hall. The others must not leave a step. In case Jiang Tianshun and Great Grandfather Three would go and provide Lu Li with information, Ji Zhantian had put them under surveillance.
Great Grandfather Three was anxious. Fire was going to burst out from his eyes, but he could not do anything out of impulse or else Ji Zhantian would have him killed in the name of greater interest. Great Patriarch Three would not only lose his life but also leave behind ill fame.
Even though he was keeping a straight face, Patriarch of Law Enforcement sneered on the inside. He knew Lu Li well. This time, there was a great chance that they could not get the Wicked Bead from Lu Li. What was more, they might anger him and end up facing a bloodbath in the city.
Time passed. Soon, it was the time for three incense sticks to be burned later. From a castle suddenly rose up a column of glaring light, accompanied by trembling in space. The disturbance alerted everyone in the city.
The column of light reached to the shield high above and then turned back and enveloped a castle. Outside that castle, there came up a red shield.
Unlike usual shields which had a gentle look, the red shield was full of evil spirits, making people’s hair stood on ends. It seemed like the shield contained a strange power that could melt down anyone in the shield.
“Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh~”
The sudden change made a lot of people fly up to check. When they noticed the castle that was covered in a red shield, many were astonished.
“The Entrapment Formation. What is Grand Master doing?”
“The formation is over Lu Li’s castle? Is Grand Master going after him?”
“What, how…the four alien races are coming at us and we are fighting each other? What is Grand Master…”
Countless people had heard about the Entrapment Formation. A lot of people recognized it at once because the blood red color was unique. Powerful warriors were shivering. Everyone was unsettled.
Yang Bucheng, Che the Terror and Granny Butterflies flew up. They exchanged eye contacts in delight. They, too, knew about the Entrapment Formation. It was not only a powerful defense but also contained a strong force that could compromise the abilities of warriors inside by a large margin.
More importantly—the formation had a melting function. It could melt down everything inside, people and objects alike. In history, several Earth Immortal Realm warriors were burnt alive.
Inside the formation came out several men. It was Lu Renhuang, Uncle Nine of the Jun Family and four others. As the six of them took a look at the blood red formation, their facial expressions twisted.
Without wasting a breath, Lu Renhuang took out his long, golden spear and hacked at the shield. Instead of leaving any mark on the shield, Lu Renhuang bounced off under the force.
“This is bad~”
Lu Renhuang yelled in surprise. He was getting angry. “Ji Zhantian, get out of here!” Shouted Lu Renhuang.
“Boom, boom, boom, boom~”
Uncle Nine of the Jun Family and the other four also took actions. However, their abilities were compromised. Nothing they did could bring any damage to the shield. In addition, a blood red haze began to spread out in the shield. They could all tell that there was something strange in the haze that was corroding their body.
“Let Young Master Li know~”
Uncle Nine of Jun Family shouted. Another warrior went back to the castle. He slapped forcefully on the Wicked Bead which was bonded with Lu Li. He would know right away when the Wicked Bead was attacked.
The Wicked Bead did not show any chance. Lu Li seemed to be unaware. He didn’t even use psychic power to check.
“This is too bad. Young Master Li must be at the critical moment to reach the Human Sovereign Realm.”
This Earth Immortal Realm soul slave realized to his grief. Lu Li had said before that he should not be woken up unless the world had come to an end. It was possible that he could not respond because he was at the most critical moment and he could not afford to…
The Earth Immortal Realm warrior had no other choice but to dash inside and informed others about this. All felt as anxious as they were angry. Lu Renhuang had ninth rank ultimate Mystic Armor and they had Quasi Relics. But they could tell that this blood-red haze was highly toxic. The haze could seep into their body through their pores and corrode their bodies…
“Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh~”
One patriarch after another dashed out from the Hall of Patriarchs. Ji Zhantian took the lead. Patriarch of Law Enforcement went out as well.
From their eye contact, Lu Renhuang read from Patriarch of Law Enforcement’s eyes pain and helplessness. Not even he could stop this.
“Go back and stay calm!”
Standing proudly in the sky, Ji Zhantian glared through the city and shouted, “We have passed the plan at the Hall of Patriarchs. Everything is done for the sake of the Demon-slaying Hall and for mankind. We will not initiate any internal war. Now, go back!”
Ji Zhantian enjoyed a high status in the Demon-slaying Hall. A lot of warriors went back at his order. But they still monitored the situation with psychic power, though. A large number of people felt uncertainty and uneasiness.
When two tigers fight, one ought to be injured!
Whichever side lost would be a grave loss to the human race. Legends had it that Lu Li was cruel in his characters. He would most certainly be angry that Ji Zhantian was trying to set him up. If Lu Li could get out from the Entrapment Formation, the city might be crammed with piles and piles of bodies.
After it settled down in the city, Ji Zhantian looked at the castle in the Entrapment Formation and said, “Lu Li, come on out and let us have a word with you!”
Many people were observing the Wicked Bead floating in the castle with psychic power through the Entrapment Formation, waiting for Lu Li to come out. Ji Mengtian moved a bit closer with two patriarchs. The smile on her face and the glow in her eyes all demonstrated her confidence.
She was positive that as long as Lu Li could step out, she could talk him into giving up the Wicked Bead. She and Lu Suan had been planning for today for too long to allow for any failure.
When Lu Li gave up the Wicked Bead, the Asmodian Lord would withdraw and she would become the hero of the human race. As for Lu Li… without the Wicked Bead, he was nothing. His life would be in their hands. Ji Zhantian would not allow for him to survive.
Two birds with one stone!
This thought gave Ji Mengtian a brighter smile. She looked down toward a small castle and established eye contact with a knowledgeable and graceful young master. Both had the same murderous intent.
It had been a while and Lu Li had not come out yet. He did not respond to Ji Zhantian’s call. Somehow, many patriarchs felt they had been slapped on their face by Lu Li.
Ji Mengtian said with a grin, “It is pointless to hide in the Wicked Bead. Are you going to hide in there for the rest of your life? You can hide but what about the others? Come on out!”
The second part of Ji Mengtian’s words carried a threat. Many people felt disgusted by this. She dared to threaten him with innocent people’s lives. How despicable her method was…
Still, Lu Li did not react. But after some time, there were some changes to the sky outside Demon-slaying City.
The city was surrounded by the alien races who did not pay much attention to what was going on at the human’s side. They were tightly packed around the Demon-slaying City and kept on attacking.
At the moment, Xuan Qi in heaven and earth were surging over. At first, it was not fast nor rick. But that gradually changed…
The Asmodian Lord, who was sitting on the peak of a mountain, felt it. Surprised, he raised his eyebrows. Masters of the other three races were nearby and they sensed it as well.
“Something is wrong—”
The richness of the Xuan Qi in heaven and earth had reached such a stage that it was intimidating. Asmodian Lord finally felt scared.
Looking up to the sky, he murmured to himself in shock, “What is going on at the Demon-slaying City? Why is the Xuan Qi in heaven and earth moving so rapidly?”