Chapter 933: Shen Gongbao Instigates Profound Spell High Holiness’ Defection
Despite his surprise, Profound Spell High Holiness wasn’t alarmed with his hands resting on his belt. After all, he had quite a few spiritual treasures that were even more powerful than the Saint Spiritual Gold Stamp!
To ensure that they could hit Fang Qi’s weaknesses without error, the immortal masters had given several excellent spiritual treasures to these elders.
With these spiritual treasures, he was sure that few people in this world could harm him.
Therefore, regardless of the stranger’s cultivation strength, Profound Spell High Holiness looked back with great confidence, thinking, Humph! If he dares to show any ill intentions, I’ll test my new spiritual treasures on him!
He turned around and saw it was a Daoist riding on a tiger.
Profound Spell High Holiness said cautiously, “Daoist friend, who are you? Where are you from?”
The Daoist said with a smile, “I’m Shen Gongbao from the Kunlun Faction.”
“Kunlun?” Profound Spell High Holiness thought for a long while but couldn’t remember a place called Kunlun. Thinking of the countless hermits in the Innumerable-Immortal Sea, he thought it wasn’t strange that he didn’t know about this place. “Perhaps it’s a name that these mountainous immortals gave for the place, and it’s natural that I don’t know about it.”
“Daoist Friend Shen?” Lately, the eight immortal families had been recruiting masters with rare abilities from everywhere, and Profound Spell High Holiness showed his habitual benign face and said, “I wonder what business you have here, Daoist friend?”
Shen Gongbao said, “I came especially for you, Daoist friend.”
“For me?” Profound Spell High Holiness was even more confused. “I’ve never met you before…”
However, at second thought, he realized that even though he didn’t know this immortal, the latter might know him, the famous Profound Spell High Holiness from the immortal Gui Family.
He immediately corrected himself ad said, “What can I do for you, Daoist friend.”
He wasn’t worried that this immortal was here to block him. After all, with these powerful ultimate treasures with him, even 100 such independent immortals were not his match.
Then, he heard Shen Gongbao speak while laughing, “I heard that you and other members of immortal families encountered some difficulties when you went down to the Lower Region to kill demons. Now you have returned to the Saint Emperor Palace to fetch spiritual treasures and are on the way to the mortal world and fight the demons. Is it true?”
Despite the secrecy of his mission, Profound Spell High Holiness knew that he couldn’t hide the fact that he had returned to the Saint Emperor Palace. He thought this stranger only knew about his trip to fetch the treasures and not his true intentions.
Therefore, he nodded and said, “Yes.”
Shen Gongbao continued, “After the deaths of the spirit generals and several of your good friends, you still don’t understand the situation and will go down to the Lower Region so recklessly?”
“Have you discovered the background of those immortals and the treasures?”
Profound Spell High Holiness shook his head. “Isn’t it Sect Master Tongtian? I think he’s just a hermit from Innumerable-Immortal Sea, and he just gave himself the name of Tongtian.”
Shen Gongbao said with a smile, “This is a big issue. Throughout history, did anyone do such important missions without planning it first?!”
Profound Spell High Holiness thought for a moment and shook his head while replying, “No.”
“Why are you acting so recklessly then?” Shen Gongbao asked again.
Profound Spell High Holiness said, “The immortal masters have made the plan. Daoist friend, you don’t need to worry about it.”
He thought, You don’t know my true purpose; I don’t need to waste my time on you.
Shen Gongbao said, “I heard that the spirit generals had all been confident of themselves before they died. Before those high holinesses were killed, they also thought that they would obtain victory without question. Now, Daoist friend, you act so recklessly without knowing the dangers that are awaiting you. Aren’t you following your dead friends’ footsteps?”
Hearing these words, Profound Spell High Holiness’s expression changed a bit.
Shen Gongbao said solemnly, “According to my observation, you’re not a reckless person. Who instigated you to do this? They… are evil.”
“This…!?” Profound Spell High Holiness’s expression changed again as he said, “I’m not reckless. In fact, even the immortal masters haven’t gotten to the bottom of this issue.”
Shen Gongbao said with a smile, “Yes. Even the immortal masters didn’t get to the bottom of it, but they want you to venture into the depths of it? Aren’t they asking you to die without even knowing the situation?”
Hearing his words, Profound Spell High Holiness began to sweat as he considered the situation carefully.
The water in the pond is so deep that even immortal masters can’t get to the bottom of it, but I’m only a high holiness elder…
But we intend to launch sneak attacks this time instead of fighting head-on. How can there be dangers?
At this moment, he saw Shen Gongbao move his fingers, looking as if he was doing some calculations.
Startled, Profound Spell High Holiness immediately remembered that those immortal masters could also calculate with divination.
If they couldn’t find the answer but this immortal can, does it mean that this stranger’s skills at divination are higher than those immortal masters?
If they could find the answer but had concealed the results from me…
It would be more meaningful.
He thought for a while, and Shen Gongbao saw sweat popping out on his forehead.
Then, Profound Spell High Holiness asked in alarm, “Daoist friend, do you have a solution? Please tell me!”
Shen Gongbao shook his head and said, “I don’t know your mission. Since it concerns the immortal masters, I don’t dare to ask…”
“It’s okay!” Profound Spell High Holiness felt as if he was facing a huge unknown black hole that even the immortal masters didn’t understand. If he ventured into it without a plan, he might follow the path of Wondrous Spell High Holiness.
After all, those dead people’s souls hadn’t returned yet. If their souls survived, they could still reincarnate. But if the souls were gone…
He shivered at the thought.
Hearing Shen Gongbao’s words, he seemed to see a lifeline in an ocean as he was drowning.
“I can only explain it briefly to you and won’t say anything important. Daoist friend, you have a meticulous mind. Can you give me some advice?”
Then, he explained the plan briefly.
Shen Gongbao’s expression turned grim after hearing his words.
Seeing his expression, Profound Spell High Holiness looked even more anxious. He quickly asked, “Daoist friend, what do you think?”
Shen Gongbao said, “Daoist friend, you’ll be in big trouble; how come you are still not aware of it?”
“What do you mean?” Profound Spell High Holiness thought that even if he failed the mission, he could still flee with the help of these spiritual treasures. How come I’m in big trouble?
Shen Gongbao said, “Let’s not talk about if you’ll succeed or not. Daoist friend, have you ever considered what would happen if you succeeded?”
“If I succeeded?” Profound Spell High Holiness said in puzzlement, “Of course, I’ll be rewarded by the immortal masters. What do you think?”
Shen Gongbao said, “This is when the real trouble comes! Daoist, after you threaten that figure with the lives of his friends and relatives, will that person hate your guts?”
Profound Spell High Holiness laughed, “Of course. But… he will be turned into a fierce ghost. I’ll beat his soul out with one palm strike!”
“Daoist friend, don’t you understand?” Shen Gongbao said, “I think perhaps it’s you who will become a fierce ghost!”
“Me!?” Profound Spell High Holiness froze. “Why?”
“If you’re successful, that figure in the mortal world will hate you so much that he’d want to die with you. If he is willing to hand over the ultimate treasure at the price of your life, what would you do then?”
Profound Spell High Holiness’s heart lurched, feeling stupefied. “This…!?”
He had considered it carefully, but he still hadn’t thought of this move! If so…
Profound Spell High Holiness sighed heavily, “I’m in danger!”
“If you fail, then it means that the Lower Region conceal extreme dangers. Daoist friend, you might not end up better than your dead friends, I guess.”
“…” Profound Spell High Holiness instantly turned ashen-faced and said in horror, “You mean… I’ll die both ways!?”