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Revolt against the Heavens – Chapter 91: Blood drinking runes

Chapter 91: Blood drinking runes

The group of five could not move recklessly since they did not know how many enemies they were facing. They had no idea who or what they were either. Right now, they were focusing on defense and strained their senses to their limit. The first thing to do was to gather as much information as possible to then determine their best course of actions.

rEven though they were all armed, they were figuring out all possible escape routes in their mind. No one tried to collect the head or the body of their friend despite their desire to offer him a proper burial. Sadly, it wasn't rare for vagrant cultivators or even regular cultivators to die without a body. And even when their corpses were intact, it wasn't rare either for them to stay in the wild during very long period of time.

rMost people in the Hongchen Kingdom believed in reincarnation. A part of the soul could leave the body at death and reincarnate in another life form eons later. Some believed that this part of the soul could even transcend the universe and reincarnate in other worlds. In some cases, this part of the soul could also become a ghost. And in a Yin environment such as the Lunar Marsh, this was a very likely possibility. Ghosts were not inherently evil. However, they lacked the intellect of their human life as well as most of their memories. Indeed, if a ghost formed, then death had most likely been violent and this traumatized the soul to the point where it could not exit the body properly at death.

rBeing damaged while leaving the body could create this ghost. Human cultivators were particularly afraid of this as it could destroy their hope for reincarnation. If the ghost was not properly sent through to the reincarnation cycle, it would roam the living world forever. Some legends spoke about ghosts able to cultivate but this was extremely rare.

rLuo Jingren was the only one in the group to have ever seen a ghost in his life. In fact, he had witnessed a Spirit Warrior exorcise such an existence. Seeing his friend slaughtered on the ground, he really wanted to send him to the reincarnation cycle, to be sure to save him from such a fate. However, he was not ready to risk his life without knowing what was going on around him. And the risk of becoming a ghost was pretty low even in the Lunar Marsh. In fact, it became higher with stronger cultivators as their soul was becoming more and more powerful. Even a small part of it could produce a great ghost.

rOn the other hand, they were so powerful that even in death their soul rarely got damaged. So, all things considered, ghosts were extremely rare. However, they terrified many vagrant cultivators who tended to be superstitious.

rFrom the trees, they saw the other guard running toward them. Alone, he knew he was an easy target as he had not even seen a glimpse of the attacker. He was only a 5th-grade Mortal, the very reason why he stayed in the rear and used a bow and arrow. Despite his low cultivation, he had very sharp senses. Yet, he did not see anything, so their attacker was probably way stronger than he was.

rAnd as he was running, a red flash pursued him and his friends got horrified. Two crimson red characters pierced his torso. A huge gush of blood spurted as his body got cut in half. His legs kept running for a few moments and his upper half fell on the ground reddened with his own blood.

rThe two strange characters were spinning in the air around the body. The blood on the ground started to move on its own. The faster the two characters spun, the faster the blood moved. Even the blood inside both halves of the poor guard started to get sucked outside. A big ball of blood got formed, right in the center of the circle formed by the characters' rotation.

rSlowly, the ball of blood levitated. When it got to the level of the characters, it stretched into thin filaments that got absorbed by them.

rThe mercenaries knew exactly what was going on. Such a technique did not belong to a demonic beast. They were facing a demonic cultivator. And apparently, they were gathering blood to enhance their cultivation.

rThe Evil path was full of terrible techniques that could quickly enhance one's strength. But they were immoral and could also destabilize one's mind. Most of the demonic cultivators became insane as they trained. Only a few were able to keep their sanity but they were absolute monsters either way.

rFaced with such an opponent, it was impossible to negotiate because they most likely wanted to drain them of all their blood for some strange cultivation method. Their best option was probably to flee. However, demonic cultivators were stronger than orthodox cultivators of the same level. Even if they were facing only one opponent, none of the vagrant cultivators would be able to flee without someone stalling for time. They all understood this, especially Luo Jingren and Ma Feiran.

rIndeed, Luo Jingren was the only one strong enough to gain them the time they needed. In his mind, he quickly accepted this reality and his likely death. He had fought side by side with his comrades for a decade at least. And he really was ready to die for them. It was the only rational solution. Whether he tried to flee or to fight, he had high risks of dying. But if he stayed behind to fight, he could increase his comrades' survival chances.

rLuo Jingren gripped his saber even firmer and took a big inspiration. Closing his eyes, he accepted his fate. Without turning his head, he spoke to his comrades.

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Catalogue
Chapter 1: The fateful night
Chapter 2: Meeting a dying god
Chapter 3: 1-Core Demonic Beast
Chapter 4: Full recovery
Chapter 5: Feng Yingyue
Chapter 6: Sorrowful Dew Pearl
Chapter 7: 2-Core Demonic Beasts
Chapter 8: The bird and the snake
Chapter 9: Parents protecting their kid
Chapter 10: Yinmen City
Chapter 11: Huang Cixi
Chapter 12: The first night in town
Chapter 13: The City Lord Dun Mofan
Chapter 14: Sealing the Seven Demons
Chapter 15: The auction
Chapter 16: Assassination
Chapter 17: Great Alchemy Master Hua
Chapter 18: Alchemy Competition
Chapter 19: True success
Chapter 20: Farewell
Chapter 21: Ambush
Chapter 22: Entering the Lunar marsh
Chapter 23: The Evil Way
Chapter 24: The Demon kills Evil
Chapter 25: Elder Gu's revenge
Chapter 26: Entrance examination
Chapter 27: Assessment stone
Chapter 28: Eight Directions Engulfing array formation
Chapter 29: Killing in the eight directions
Chapter 30: Eighteen Weapons Mechanical Puppet
Chapter 31: Choosing a weapon
Chapter 32: Azure Dragon's Seven Piercing Stars
Chapter 33: Yin-Yang Torture Illusion array
Chapter 34: Tempering within torment
Chapter 35: Final test
Chapter 36: A friendly competition
Chapter 37: The first horn of the dragon
Chapter 38: Settling two bets
Chapter 39: The Wubei Sect's rules
Chapter 40: Nine Chi Black Dragon Spear
Chapter 41: The martial art pavilion
Chapter 42: A troubled night
Chapter 43: Alchemy principles
Chapter 44: The first pill
Chapter 45: Training grounds
Chapter 46: The turtle whips
Chapter 47: Mei Ying
Chapter 48: Eight Factions
Chapter 49: Heavenly Swallow
Chapter 50: The sleepy alchemist
Chapter 51: Deciding on a faction
Chapter 52: Warrior Dream array formation
Chapter 53: The trial
Chapter 54: 1-star Earth rank alchemist
Chapter 55: The Wubei Merit Market
Chapter 56: First sell
Chapter 57: Exceptional sell
Chapter 58: Howling Crane Gorges
Chapter 59: True Essence pills
Chapter 60: A forced bet
Chapter 61: Another duel of two Hearts
Chapter 62: A disheartened duel
Chapter 63: Truce between Fire and Swallow
Chapter 64: First month in the Wubei Sect
Chapter 65: A blacksmith in need
Chapter 66: Lu Meihan
Chapter 67: Preparation for the duel
Chapter 68: Coiling Silk's invitation
Chapter 69: A fragrant room
Chapter 70: Controlling the fire in one's mind
Chapter 71: The Metal Corporeal Soul
Chapter 72: The Wubei Sect's library
Chapter 73: Guarding the Ten Thousand Directions
Chapter 74: 1-star Earth array formation master
Chapter 75: A visitor to the Devil's Jail
Chapter 76: Preparation for the challenge
Chapter 78: Settling a grudge with the bimonthly duels
Chapter 79: Blood horse vs Wind dragon
Chapter 80: Hate and despair
Chapter 81: New determinations after the fight
Chapter 82: Chief Elder Suxian's personal lecture
Chapter 83: Seamless Qi Vortex Array formation
Chapter 84: Thousand Snakes Invade the Shell
Chapter 85: Locking the Seven and Stopping the Waves
Chapter 86: Nefarious intent toward a blacksmith
Chapter 87: 6th-grade Mortal
Chapter 88: Unifying all the meridians
Chapter 89: Contrived Shell Balm
Chapter 90: Hunting in the Lunar Marsh
Chapter 91: Blood drinking runes
Chapter 92: The Silver Lion leader
Chapter 93: Eight Blood Runes
Chapter 94: Luduo Bu's Inner demon
Chapter 95: The Dragon's Chest
Chapter 96: The blood devours eight demons
Chapter 97: End of the obsession
Chapter 98: Healing after the battle
Chapter 99: The Drop of Wrath
Chapter 100: Ren Chao's disappearance
Chapter 101: Plan for a rescue
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