The activation of the crown allowed Jiahui to launch an offensive wave on the corpse . Unfortunately, the group was still at a disadvantage .
Their formation was chaotic now . Re-establishing the formation lines and assuming various responsibilities weren't that easy . Their struggle only served to buy time; defeat seemed inevitable .
Their cultivation was far inferior compared to the four-armed corpse; they relied on the formation and their teamwork to barely hold on .
With the formation in disarray, they have lost half of their advantages so it was impressive that they were still in the fight . This was due to the teamwork gained from the previous training .
“Fools, retreat to the progenitor’s statue . Come up with a plan then try again . ”
The struggling seven started retreating while repelling the corpse . They finally made it to the closest statue .
The supreme runes on top of their head started buzzing and resonating with the statue . The statue sent out a supreme light with an untouchable might .
The corpse didn’t dare to get close and could only stare at the seven . If they dared to take half a step away from the statue, it would start the ferocious offense again .
“Try your best now, your lives are in your hands . ” Li Qiye told the group as they were trying to come up with a new strategy .
“Let’s go . ” He then told Weizheng .
Weizheng didn’t dare to disobey and started pushing the wheelchair away . They didn’t get far before he looked back at the group .
“Ancestor, I think this might be dangerous . ” Weizheng couldn’t help but worry since this was the group’s first time away from home and acting without supervision .
After all, Li Qiye might have thrown them into dangerous locations before but he was still there . This was no longer the case now . Unfortunately, Li Qiye didn’t answer him and assumed his hibernating state .
The seven were afraid after Li Qiye left . His presence gave them courage and confidence in the past . After all, their ancestor could handle the sky falling down . Now, they were all alone .
“What… what should we do?” The relatively young Wang Xuehong felt his scalp tingling .
“It’s time for us to take care of ourselves . ” Jiahui said: “The young noble can’t watch over us forever . ”
She had the most unyielding dao heart out of the group .
“Junior Sister is right . Let’s take this slow, we’ll figure it out eventually . ” Li Jiankun took a deep breath and motivated the group .
Li Qiye believed that they wouldn’t be able to mature into real masters under his protection . He ordered Weizheng to push him into the closest city .
This particular one wasn’t the largest but was one of the oldest . In other words, it was made by Everlasting Forefather .
Since there were plenty of cities in these mountains, the new ones were built by future generations, not just the forefather .
They stopped after reaching the gate . There was a gigantic statue of the forefather outside; its head was shrouded .
Li Qiye sighed after seeing this . This was a very good depiction of the old man . Though he was no longer alive, he left behind many legacies .
Weizheng continued into the city to look at the wall . Each city had a wall facing outward and a dao platform . The dao platform was the teleportation area for those who have failed the training .
The walls seemed to be useless because of the locations . They had ancient diagrams carved on them . For millions of years now, people believed that they were mere decorations .
These walls were cut from a massive piece of rock, extremely sturdy and heavy . The diagrams carved on the surface included images and archaic symbols - virtually impossible to comprehend .
Few in history have been able to understand them, and Li Qiye was one of them . He had inherited pretty much everything from Everlasting Xiao . No one else understood the old man more than him due to the time they spent together .
Weizheng pushed him before these diagrams . He still didn’t open his eyes to look at them .
Weizheng glanced over at the dao platform nearby, thinking that Li Qiye was here to wait for the group to come out after failing .
Alas, this wasn’t the case . Li Qiye was observing the diagrams using his heart and mind, not his eyes .
He could only spare a tiny portion of his divine intent to figure out these mysteries . The rest of his divine intents continued to suppress and destroy the supreme existence inside his dao heart .
These diagrams were confusing and random . However, the forefather had his reasons for leaving them behind for future generations .
Of course, only those at a certain power level could make use of them . Even the exceptional geniuses who managed to understand them would lack the power to do anything .
Weizheng quietly waited to the side, unaware of Li Qiye’s intent .
During the waiting process, buzzes came nonstop on the dao platform . Numerous disciples were teleported there . Some were grievously injured; others spat out blood .
They have failed the training and had their barriers broken . Thus, they were teleported to the closest city .
Weizheng became quite worried, afraid that Jiahui’s group would be the next to show up . What if one of them were to die too?
Sure enough, Wang Xuehong eventually got teleported out and rolled on the ground .
“Where are the others? Are they okay?” Weizheng became worried after seeing the bloody wounds on the youth .
“They’re still fighting…” Xuehong spat out a mouthful of blood but before he could finish, a buzzing noise sounded .
Xiu Ling and Xiu Qi were pushed out of the portal as well, wounded . Next came Li Jiankun and Zhao Zhiting, also injured .
Finally, Guo Jiahui and Ruoxi were forced out . Jiahui was especially injured with gruesome wounds; her bones broken in several places . She still didn’t let out a single groan .
They clearly got defeated by the corpse once more . After seeing Li Qiye sitting there, they looked quite embarrassed and were waiting to be scolded .
Fortunately, Li Qiye was still sleeping .
The seven used more ointments and healed quickly . This ointment from Li Qiye was insanely effective .
“Let’s go again . ” Jiahui said and the group left for the battlefield .
A while later, all seven returned here with injuries - another failed attempt .
This didn’t hinder their spirit . Their morale was actually boosted because the time it took for them to be sent back increased after each attempt . It meant that they were gradually improving their strategy .
Weizheng heaved a sigh of relief after seeing the obvious improvements . Their effort and pain weren’t for naught .