The group made their way onto the battlefield after ample preparation . They had a formation ready for the push .
Li Qiye had taught them a mighty formation that was suitable for the seven of them .
“Boom!” The moment they got inside, the ground suddenly cracked open and a corpse jumped out .
This corpse belonged to a giant and was considerably taller than the group . It had four arms, two coming from the ribs . Each was grabbing a sword just as tall as the monster . The swords have rusted but were still full of divinity .
“Let’s go!” The group exchanged glances before roaring . They started glowing with runes appearing beneath them .
They relied on the same strategy as before - Jiankun taking the vanguard with his sword and shield .
He rushed forward, each step carried enough power to issue loud explosions .
However, he didn’t make contact before the corpse disappeared from sight . It instantly emerged again inside their formation and caught them off guard .
“Whoosh!” It swung all four swords mercilessly at Guo Jiahui .
“Here!” Jiahui hurriedly retaliated with a horizontal slash straight at the four swords .
“Boom!” She couldn’t withstand the impact and got blown flying while vomiting blood .
The corpse didn’t let up and released a long sword energy wave straight for her .
The alarmed girl summoned a shield but it got destroyed . The slash made direct contact .
“Watch it!” The group shouted .
“Crack!” The sounds of bones breaking appeared and the defensive barrier around her crumbled .
“Buzz . ” She got teleported away .
“Take it down!” The group finally caught up to the corpse and attacked .
However, the four swords danced wildly . The group couldn’t hold on for long and got repelled as well .
“Buzz…” Their defensive barrier crumbled one by one and they were forced out of the battlefield .
The group didn’t last long against this powerful corpse . Li Qiye didn’t comment on their failure .
After a while, the group appeared by the entrance again for another attempt .
“Idiots . ” Li Qiye coldly uttered without bothering to look at them: “Beaten even before using the formation, you would have died a thousand times already on this battlefield with such meager skills . ”
The group lowered their head in shame . This was the most powerful foe they have seen since their training .
Alas, they were actually underestimating the enemy . A while ago, certain trials took them down but they always came back victoriously . Thus, they became complacent and overconfident in their skills and teamwork .
Unfortunately, they couldn’t even utilize their formation this time around before being defeated .
Li Qiye threw them some ointments and said: “If you lose after one or two moves again, just go back to Mountguard . ”
He was easy to speak to normally but his stricter side came out during training .
The group accepted the medicines and recovered . This ointment was amazing, allowing them to heal from grievous injuries right away .
They asked their progenitor for help once more before re-entering the battlefield .
“Boom!” They released their vitality and true energy so runes emerged around them .
The formation beneath their feet appeared once more with loud rumbling resembling the opening of a treasure grove . They became shrouded in bright lights .
Though no visual phenomena appeared from this manifestation of power, it looked like they had a power source in their chest .
One could sense the majestic power from the formation already even before an attack . They stuck to the right positions and the radius of the formation turned into an endless source of power .
The name of this supreme formation taught by Li Qiye was Seven Stars Hidden Formation . He created it himself .
The group tried their best to learn it along the way and became quite proficient at it .
They were no longer in a hurry and preferred to be prudent as they pushed closer towards the four-armed corpse .
“Clank!” The corpse chaotically slashed at the group, resulting in powerful sword waves .
“Boom!” The formation opened like a peerless treasure trove . Four shields flew out and stopped the incoming slashes .
“It’s time!” Jiankun gave the order and performed the same steps forward again . Thousands of weapons hidden in the formation rushed forward with him .
The corpse retaliated with four palm strikes . They pressed down from above with enough force to crush the sky .
Jiankun and his weapons barely stopped the suppressive palms . More golden light oozed from the treasury . Numerous pillars appeared and support his frame, allowing him to withstand the attacks .
Alas, his cultivation was insufficient so he staggered backward .
At this moment, his allies took action . Zhao Zhiting performed her Encroaching Flame and the treasury resonated with her . It also released a flame dragon .
The beast roared and flew straight towards the corpse . Meanwhile, the two Ling brothers also activated the formation . They turned into divine eagles with iron claws and started an assault .
Wang Xuehong tapped into the treasury and unleashed a flurry of stars .
As for Ruoxi, she gained the power of a dragon and began distracting the corpse .
Jiahui joined in with lightning speed . The treasury turned her into the sharpest spear thrust straight at the corpse’s chest .
This move was impressive enough because the formation granted her both sharpness and plentiful grand dao power .
The spear penetrated the corpse’s hands and reached its chest . Alas, it still managed to prevent any real damage by parrying with two swords .
The corpse became crazy and activated a sword formation above its head . A rain of swords started descending .
The group roared and utilized their own formation to the limit . It built a divine wall to stop the wave of swords .
The great formation allowed them to use powers far above their current cultivation . Most importantly, it was versatile enough to deal with any situation, switching from offense to defense in the blink of an eye .
Alas, they were still too weak and couldn’t actually use the formation to its true potential .
“Rumble!” The fight became unfavorable and the formation frontline was being affected .
“Fool, your Virtuous Crown isn’t mere decoration, use this powerful treasure already . ” Li Qiye loudly reminded the girl .
“Buzz . ” She activated her crown, releasing the holy power within .