Lu Li found many traces of divine energy in his muscles and bones. His body could not absorb them all, so some were left.
“Can I store all this divine energy in my Bead of Life”
Lu Li did not want to leave the divine energy randomly in his body because the energy could evaporate. It would be much safer to put the divine energy in his Bead of Life.
He put his Bead of Life back into his abdomen at once. Then he mobilized Xuan Energy to lead divine energy into his Bead of Life. With traces of divine energy moving in, Lu Li was filled with joy. He had thought that divine energy was of little use, but he had come to treasure it now.
Only when all the divine energy hiding in his body was absorbed into the Bead of Life did Lu Li was relieved enough to take out his Bead of Life to generate Feather Wind again. He even checked several times to make sure that the divine energy was not evaporating. Then, he resumed cultivation.
He cultivated and in the meantime generated Feather Wind. When there was enough of it, he would direct the Feather Wind to attack at the City of Asmodian God.
Even though every other day, he had to stop cultivating to control the Feather Wind, it was an improvement on sitting in boredom. The Asmodian Lord did not come. Lu Li had no idea where he could be.
In the City of Asmodian God, gathered many Asmodians who were now retreating. The Asmodian Lord might have given an instruction.
The Teleportation Formations in the city kept glowing. The Asmodians should be teleported to the entrance to the Eastern Land of Oceans and then went back to the land from there.
Lu Li did not try to locate the entrance or force his way into the Eastern Land of Oceans. There used to be chosen warriors invaded the lands of the four alien races, but all such attempts had ended in failure. Lu Li did not want to seek his own doom given his realm. He could not imagine how powerful the Asmodian Lord would become if and when he used their Originator Artifact.
He abhorred the Asmodian Lord. Even so, the idea of killing the Asmodian Lord now never crossed Lu Li’s mind. He knew his limitations.
What he could do was to destroy the City of Asmodian God so that the Asmodian Lord would have no place to take root. That would force the Asmodian Lord to retreat back to the Eastern Land of Oceans in case that humans would launch an invasion.
Lu Li never wasted time in finding out where the Asmodian Lord was. He continued to study the line diagram while cultivating and attacking the City of Asmodian God all at once.
The number of Asmodians in the city was decreasing. In half a month, over half of them had left. Less than a million were still in the city.
The shield over the city was thinning down. Lu Li took a day off to rest before he continued and cultivated. The teleportation of remaining Asmodians went on. After 20 days, less than three hundred thousand was left.
“Why have they stopped retreating? Those three hundred thousand Asmodians are going to sacrifice for the city?”
Lu Li wondered. He checked the city with psychic power. All the resources and materials in the city had been moved away. He was sure that the Asmodians were leaving. So, were the three hundred thousand here to be sacrificed for the city? Was there any other ruse?
The attack went on!
Five days later, something happened. The shield was opened up abruptly. The three hundred thousand Asmodians dashed out of the city rapidly and then every one of them vanished in midair.
“Something is going on!”
Lu Li was cautious. He braced himself up and checked the surroundings. At the same time, he used the Feather Wind to help.
“Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh~”
Space around the Feather Wind castle vibrated. Following that, groups of groups of Asmodians came out and rushed to where Lu Li was.
Lu Li did not mind them. As the Asmodians entered the scope of the castle, as soon as they went past the walls, they were attacked by the Feather Wind. They fell down one by one.
“Boom, boom, boom~”
It was an interesting scene in the air. The Asmodians came out one by one and then fell down one by one, behaving like a group of moths flying toward an open fire in the air. But they were all burnt to death and dropped to the ground.
“Huge-crowd strategy? Are they trying to break up my Feather Wind castle and let the Asmodian Lord give me a fatal blow?”
Lu Li thought with contempt. The three hundred thousand Asmodians of such low realms were not capable enough to destroy his Feather Wind castle. Even if they could, it wouldn’t hurt for he could go back to the Wicked Bead at any time.
“This isn’t right—”
On second thought, Lu Li did not believe that the Asmodian Lord should not be so thickheaded as to sacrificing so many Asmodians for nothing.
As such, the Asmodian Lord must be up to something, which was proved by the fact that he had been missing for quite some time now.
“Whatever your plan is, I will destroy your City of Asmodian God first.”
Lu Li flew the Feather Wind castle to the City of Asmodian God. Around him, there were still a large number of Asmodians coming. However, for each round of attack, they could only break open one or two walls. Even those were repaired quickly.
“Great Grandfather, please come out and blast this city. Father, keep an eye out!”
This time, Lu Li had to be more careful. He called for Patriarch of Law Enforcement and Lu Renhuang to help. While they were attacking at the city, Lu Li would monitor the situation around them and Lu Renhuang could provide assistance at any time.
Patriarch of Law Enforcement made moves. Lu Li diverted Feather Wind away from him. He would close the gaps with Feather Wind quickly in case Asmodians would seize the chance and get in. Patriarch of Law Enforcement was determined. Buildings on the ground were flattened rapidly.
“Boom, boom, boom~”
Asmodians kept coming from all sides. They all pressed forward as if there was nothing to lose. Lu Li was under tremendous mental stress. He monitored the situation closely in case the Asmodian Lord would sneak up on him.
“I can tell something is wrong…”
More and more Asmodians were knocked to the ground. Many foundations of formations in the city were smashed by Patriarch of Law Enforcement. It would be difficult to restore the city now. However, the Asmodian Lord was nowhere to be seen and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
But it was this ordinary sense that gave Lu Li a strange feeling. Something must be up.
“Better safe than sorry. Let’s go!”
The city was ruined already. Lu Li was in no hurry. He put everyone into the Wicked Bead and went in himself. Dragons of Feather Wind rushed to all sides under his control while he flew the Wicked Bead to the other side of the valley.
Some Asmodians had come back to their senses. They seemed to be surprised and scared that Lu Li was getting away. Some Asmodians were in an anxious state. They came at the Wicked Bead frantically as if they were trying to block Lu Li’s way with their own bodies.
“Something is wrong. Thank god I am cautious…”
Lu Li smashed a way out with the Wicked Bead. The Asmodians were either dead or injured. Lu Li did not linger on at all.
“Stop chasing him. Come back now!”
When Lu Li had made his way into the valley, a strong-built man showed up over the city. It was the Asmodian Lord. He sighed in pity.
He held a black skull, glistening in red. It was the same glow that was visible in many places in the city…
Lu Li was right, to some extent!
The Asmodian Lord did have a plan. He went back to the Eastern Land of Oceans to pick up the Originator Artifact. He wanted to set up a formation to trap Lu Li and the Wicked Bead.
He thought Lu Li would at least blast the city to rubbles before he left. However, before Asmodian Lord could finish his formation, Lu Li was gone. The Asmodian Lord had thrown away a chance.
“Maybe… this man is who will lead us to our inexorable doom?”
The Asmodian Lord said to himself. Soon, his facial expressions changed as he murmured coldly, “In seven years, or eight years at most, the Messenger will come! Lu Li, enjoy this time. I will enjoy your death when the Messenger comes! Listen up, retreat back to the Eastern Land of Oceans.”
“Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh~”
The hundreds of thousands of Asmodians followed the Asmodian Lord to the southwest. They did not enter any cracks in space. Instead, they flew away. Soon, they vanished into the horizon.
“They are gone?”
In the valley, the Wicked Bead came back. Staring at the Asmodians, Lu Li smiled. Finally, they had won.
“Just you wait, Asmodian Lord!”
Lu Li did not go after them. A glint of coldness slowly rose in his eyes. Gazing into the distance, he said to himself, “I swear in a few years I am going to kill my way into the Eastern Land of Oceans. I will wipe out the Asmodians to avenge my Great Grandfather Three and all that perished.”