Chapter 42 – The Forbidden Incantation of Light and Darkness (I)
“Pei. Is that you taking a wife or taking a young slave! I really don’t know what you’re thinking. Come, come with me to the kitchen. I still have a few things to ask you.” As he said this, he took the lead and entered the kitchen first.
Ye Yin Zhu entered the kitchen and leaned against the doorway, asking, “What else do you want to ask about?”
Sura replied, “How much do you understand of Silver Dragon City?”
Ye Yin Zhu said, “I roughly know of their situation. Silver Dragon City is one of the seven dragon cities; as to where exactly it is, that is hard to say. They are definitely, however, within the borders of the Milan Empire. They have a strategic cooperative alliance with the Milan Empire. Amongst the seven great dragon cities, Silver Dragon City should have roughly the same level of strength compared to Onyx Dragon City and Golden Dragon City. This is roughly all of my knowledge on it.”
Sura explained, “The seven great dragon cities are similar to the human powers on the Longinus Continent and are also divided into two factions that are headed by Silver Dragon City and Onyx Dragon City. This Silver Dragon City that is calling on you only wants to see if your power can be of use to them and help them deal with with the dragons in the faction headed by Onyx Dragon City. Silver Dragon’s side have always won through numbers, yet Onyx Dragon City and Golden Dragon City have individual strengths that surpass the Silver Dragon faction. Therefore, the Silver Dragons had never dared to launch a strong attack on the Onyx Dragon faction, afraid that they will be struck by their opponents one after another and be defeated. Yin Zhu, you must be more careful this time. It would be better if I went with you. After all, I am a Silver Dragon Cavalry Knight and have the right to go to Silver Dragon City.”
Ye Yin Zhu shook his head and said, “No need. Yin Bi is still young. In addition, even though we have the reverse scales as proof, I think that it’s better if you don’t interact with Silver Dragon City so early. Those Silver Dragons appear to be very arrogant; it’s not good to have dealings with them. Don’t worry, I’ll be careful this time. If I truly am in trouble, I will find some way to run away.” What was an easier escape method than the Equal Life Contract? If he felt that the situation was far from good, then he could, at any time, have Zi summon him over through the spiritual connection they had. That was only after utilizing every other kind of escape methods, of course. Ye Yin Zhu believed, though, that it wasn’t likely he would run into this kind of situation.
While they talked, Sura washed the dishes, his movements swift without even being a bit sloppy. After working for a while, the entire kitchen brimmed with the aroma of food. Ye Yin Zhu was unable to refrain from being moved to eat as his mouth watered.
“I’m done. You can go out first; the smoke is thick here.” Sura pushed Ye Yin Zhu out of the kitchen. Just as he was about to return to the kitchen to bring out the meal, Sura’s pupils rapidly shrunk all of a sudden. He quickly tackled Ye Yin Zhu. Not waiting for Ye Yin Zhu to react, the two of them were sent rolling to the ground.
A violent stream of black energy broke through the window, permeating the entire room in a flash. Although the black energy hadn’t directly targeted Ye Yin Zhu and Sura, the two of them abruptly felt their bodies become sluggish, their senses dulling significantly.
A deep and aged voice echoed throughout every room. “The Ruler of Darkness governs all four realms, following the karmic fragments of your esteemed self, by means of your power, be led to the nothingness of darkness, sealed by this. ——Isolation of Darkness.”
Any form of illumination within the room vanished completely. Ye Yin Zhu and Sura could only see a violet six-pointed star. In an instant, they seemed to have become completely isolated from the outside world. Any noise or light seemingly disappeared. Their dormitory had become a bizarre jail of darkness as an intense feeling of oppression, filled with an icy, sinister aura, surrounded them. Everything around them seemed to have frozen.
Sura called out beneath his breath, “Dark Magic Great Magister.”
A black figure slowly came into view. Contrasted against that violet six-pointed star, Ye Yin Zhu could clearly see the pale complexion of that newly arrived black-clothed man. His entire body was shrouded by a black chang pao, and his two eyes unexpectedly had no whites; they were completely ink-black. Their entire surroundings seemed to have frozen when his demonic, unusual gaze firmly settled on Ye Yin Zhu and Sura.
Ye Yin Zhu slowly got up from the ground. With Sura behind him, he softly said, “Who are you?”
The deep and aged voice disappeared, replaced with a demonic, unusually young voice that sounded sharp and ear-piercing. “You are Ye Yin Zhu?”
Ye Yin Zhu nodded. “Correct, I am.”
That demonic, unusual youth smiled strangely. “Then I have not sought out the wrong person. Follow me. Don’t make me waste energy. This way, you will suffer less hardship.” In fact, he was internally astonished. When faced with the pressure he was exerting, this boy actually had no fear at all. This almost ordinary human accomplished something a strong person would find impossible to achieve.
Ye Yin Zhu snorted coldly. “Why should I follow you?”
The demonic, unusual youth said, “Because this is I, Ye Xing Xu, speaking.”
Ye Yin Zhu looked at him in slight surprise. “With a voice like yours, don’t tell me you are also a dragon? From your magic capability, are you an Onyx Dragon?” Although the magic was completely different, this person before him called Ye Xing Xu had a similar pressure to Lisha.
Ye Xing Xu stared at Ye Yin Zhu with slight shock and said, “I didn’t expect a human like you to be so clever. Since Ye Yin Zhu shook his head and said, “No, I cannot come with you.”
Ye Xing Xu disdainfully asked, “Why? Do you still think you can resist me? On the basis of you two humans?”
Sura bellowed, “Don’t forget that this place is Milan Institution for Magic and Martial Arts. Even if you are an Onyx Dragon, you cannot provoke this place.”
Ye Xing Xu said, “Of course I know that this place is Milan Institution for Magic and Martial Arts; otherwise, I wouldn’t have needed to use Isolation of Darkness just a moment ago. This room has already been cut off from the rest of the world. Even if a forbidden incantation is cast here, as long as it isn’t greater than my Isolation of Darkness’ magic, it would be impossible for the outside to know.”
In a flash of light, the Waterfall of Connecting Pearls Zither manifested with Ye Yin Zhu’s hands hovering above it. Facing this powerful enemy, he chose his most powerful, divine level guqin. A wave of energy brimming with a sorrowful aura undulated, torrentially pouring out of the Waterfall of Connecting Pearls. The surrounding, oppressive darkness was immediately forced to disperse a bit.
Ye Xing Xu’s pupils shrunk, his gaze unable to refrain from concentrating on the guqin within Ye Yin Zhu’s hands. He blurted out, “Good zither.”
“It is a good zither.” Ye Yin Zhu replied as his left hand grasped the zither, his right hand rapidly streaking across the seven strings. He didn’t believe that in such a narrow space, his opponent would give him a chance to play the zither, so he immediately used his consummate skill——Seven Note Linked Explosion.
Brimming with vibrato, the seven notes hummed a cry and seemed to ring like a silver bottle abruptly breaking. That clear, humming cry, similar to jade beads falling upon ceramic, momentarily reverberated throughout the entire room. At the same time, seven hazy yellow sound blades surged out. With such close distance and instantaneous casting, the sound blades’ speed simply couldn’t be dodged by anyone. Originally, by relying on this, he had eliminated an Indigo Rank mage of the Wavast Kingdom in the Arcadian Magic Guild. Compared to that time, the current Ye Yin Zhu not only had progressed significantly in dou qi, his zither magic had also accordingly improved. Even more importantly, this Waterfall of Connecting Pearls Zither in his hands was a genuine divine device.
Ye Xing Xu was just like Lisha when she had first seen Ye Yin Zhu; he simply didn’t pay attention to his opponent, and the sudden emergence of the Seven Note Linked Explosion rushed at him with a tremendous amount of spiritual force imbued within.
How could a divine level zither be ordinary? Even with the huge disparity in spiritual force, the Waterfall of Connecting Pearls Zither produced sonic booms that could cause Ye Xing Xu’s thought process to be interrupted even though it threw Ye Yin Zhu’s spiritual ocean into chaos. At this moment, those seven hazy yellow sound blades already superimposed over one another. Because his opponent was formidable, Ye Yin Zhu’s sound blades advanced as a superimposed attack.
A mournful snarl suddenly exploded from Ye Xing Xu’s mouth. A strong violet mist exploded from his chest and the dark elements within the room suddenly became incomparably berserk. Ye Yin Zhu’s body suddenly flew away, the Divine Celestial Protection bursting forth to release a gentle defense against the corrosive dark energy. Meanwhile, Sura had already stealthily withdrawn Angel’s Sigh and raised his hand at the same time as this sudden explosion of berserk dark elements.
Ye Xing Xu’s eyes had already transitioned into a dark red color. On his chest, there was a wound so deep the bone could be seen. In general, when facing Ye Yin Zhu’s Seven Note Linked Explosion, it was impossible for him to resist even slightly. He could only rely on the protection of the dark elements and his body’s defense capability to bear the might of the Seven Note Linked Explosion.
After all, a divine device was a divine device. Waterfall of Connecting Pearls Zither released sound blades that had an intensely strong cutting power due to its vibrations, forcibly cutting through the dark elements protecting his body and also rapidly searing through his chest. A Black Dragon’s defensive power was more powerful than a Silver Dragon, but even so, his skin, which were comparable to scales, was still completely cut open. Fortunately, upon receiving the agonizing pain, Ye Xing Xu promptly woke up from the sonic boom and discharged an explosion of dark elements with all his strength. This completely dissolved the sound blades Ye Yin Zhu had issued.
Having experienced many battles as well as straddling the borders of life and death before, Ye Yin Zhu refused to give his opponent any opportunity to attack. If a Violet Rank explosion occurred, then he and Sura would only have one fate.
“Magical Dragon Lisha, I, whose name is Ye Yin Zhu, summon you.”
A silver six-pointed star flashed between Ye Yin Zhu’s brows before bursting forth, rays of light sparking. The magical elements in the air grew intense as it undulated, but since Isolation of Darkness was active, the other elements in Ye Yin Zhu’s dormitory seemingly weakened significantly.
Lisha’s ice-cold voice rang out. “So quick to take advantage of summoning me. I had said that I will not help you do anything.”
In the wake of her voice’s emergence, silvery light flashed as Lisha’s attractive body appeared in front of Ye Yin Zhu. At this moment, the furious dark dragon Ye Xing Xu’s hands aimed a dark arrow brimming with penetrative, destructive power in Ye Yin Zhu’s direction.
“Onyx Dragon?” Lisha cried out. She reacted with lightning speed. Both her hands crossed over her chest, and violet magic bubbled forth. A shield of water, fire, earth, and wind elements suddenly appeared, forcefully blocking the dark arrow filled with fury.
Lisha was stunned. Ye Xing Xu was also shocked, his eyes brimming with killing intent as he glared at Ye Yin Zhu. “You unexpectedly signed a contract with a Silver Dragon.”