“I didn’t expect you to have successfully advanced to the Legendary Stage after two hundred years. Interesting.”
The colossal sand sculpture looked down at Liu Qingbai from above. A pair of wings spread out on its back, covering the sky and sun.
The entire body of this colossal sand sculpture was molded from sand. It was thousands of feet tall, and with every move it made, wind and clouds surged. It looked exceptionally impressive, like a god.
“I didn’t expect you to break free from the seal so quickly and escape.”
Liu Qingbai swept his eyes over and heaved a sigh of relief when he realized that the colossal sand sculpture was only Legendary Stage expert.
“Hmph, if it weren’t for that nosy fellow, you all would have died long ago.”
The sculpture said coldly, “But this time, no one will interfere. No one can save you anymore.”
“You think you can do it alone?”
Liu Qingbai sneered. “If it was more than two hundred years ago, perhaps I would be far from being your match. But now, are you sure you can still defeat me?”
Liu Qingbai had run Desolate City for more than two hundred years, and the Great City Barrier Formation was only the first line of defense. There were still many methods that he had yet to use. There were even some methods that were kept secret that only he knew about.
If there were two Legendary Stage experts present, Liu Qingbai might choose to avoid them temporarily. However, there was only one colossal sand sculpture and Liu Qingbai did not think that he would lose.
Even if he could not win in the end, he could still escape unscathed.
The colossal sand sculpture let out a furious roar that pierced through gold and cracked stone, as if it wanted to tear Liu Qingbai apart.
One had to know that more than two hundred years ago, this sand sculpture had once fought five enemies alone and defeated Liu Qingbai. How could he tolerate the other party’s contemptuous attitude now?
As the last word fell, sand and dust suddenly rose up in a 50-kilometer radius. It swept over like a wave, as if it wanted to drown the entire Desolate City.
A vast aura rose from Liu Qingbai’s body and soared into the sky. Then, boundless spirit energy instantly swept out, forcefully dissipating the sand and dust that filled the sky!
Immediately after, Liu Qingbai stomped his foot lightly. Countless runes appeared and revolved around him continuously. It was dazzling and incomparably gorgeous.
“It’s my turn now.”
Liu Qingbai’s expression was grave. He pointed his finger and the runes around his body immediately turned into a stream of light that shot towards the sand sculpture.
The colossal sand sculpture was fearless as it punched out, choosing to clash head-on with the rune stream of light.
With a loud bang, the runes dissipated, and the fist of the colossal sand sculpture exploded, scattering in the air.
“Mighty City Lord!”
Seeing this, the cultivators in Desolate City immediately shouted in unison, their faces filled with excitement.
However, some of the cultivators who knew about the Sand Race had grim expressions, knowing that things were not going to be simple.
As expected, in the next moment, countless sand and dust gathered and condensed into a fist for the sand sculpture again. In the blink of an eye, it returned to normal.
“Even if you have already advanced to the Legendary Stage, it’s still impossible for you to defeat me in the Outer Realm Desert.”
The sculpture laughed.
“Is that so?”
Liu Qingbai suddenly flew out, and more runes appeared beside him as he rushed towards the sculpture.
The sand sculpture advanced instead of retreating and instantly clashed with Liu Qingbai.
In front of the thousand-foot-tall sand sculpture, Liu Qingbai seemed extremely small, as if he would be killed from a single slap.
But when they really fought, he was not at a disadvantage at all, he even suppressed the sand sculpture.
The sculpture was incomparably shocked. Was this guy really the same human it had looked down on more than 200 years ago? How could he have become so powerful?
Moreover, the sand sculpture noticed that Liu Qingbai’s runes actually contained an indescribable ability. In the beginning, it didn’t understand what use this ability had, but it quickly realized that it was making its “injuries” heal slower!
“Dammit! What kind of rune is this?!”
The colossal sand sculpture had always lived in the Outer Realm Desert and knew very little about runes. Now that it had been sealed for more than two hundred years, how could it have predicted Liu Qingbai to have such a strange rune?
In fact, Liu Qingbai had prepared this set of runes specifically for the Sand Race. However, he had not expected it to be used so soon.
The right arm of the colossal sand sculpture exploded, but this time, it did not recover as quickly as before.
“Looks like the runes are working.”
After calming the surging spirit energy in his body, Liu Qingbai smiled.
Under normal circumstances, he would definitely not be a match for the colossal sand sculpture in the Outer Realm Desert. However, with this rune, the recovery ability of the sand sculpture would be greatly reduced. This was also the reason why Liu Qingbai was so confident.
“It looks like I underestimated you.”
The colossal sand sculpture retreated repeatedly. At this moment, many “wounds” had appeared on its huge body, and it was full of potholes. Even one of its wings had been broken.
If this continued, Liu Qingbai would destroy it completely sooner or later.
“But haven’t you noticed any changes around us?”
The sculpture said sinisterly.
Hearing this, Liu Qingbai realized that the dense fog that had retreated had appeared again at some point in time and had turned from white to blood!
Liu Qingbai immediately gave up on chasing and retreated to Desolate City to avoid being ambushed.
After all, this layer of fog was too strange.
“Hahaha, while you were fighting me, the surrounding thousand kilometers had already been covered by the Blood Sacrifice Formation. In less than 15 minutes, all of you will die!”
The statue cried out excitedly as if it had gone crazy.
“Blood Sacrifice Formation?”
Liu Qingbai was stunned for a moment before he seemed to realize something and shouted in surprise, “You guys want to revive the Sand Emperor?!”
As soon as these words were spoken, not only Liu Qingbai, but even the expressions of all the cultivators who had heard of the Sand Race changed drastically.
Blood Sacrifice Formation was an extremely sinister formation. It could use living beings as sacrifices to revive people who had yet to die completely.
The colossal sand sculpture did not hesitate to use itself as bait to attract Liu Qingbai’s attention. It was clearly trying to revive an extremely important figure.
In the entire Sand Race, perhaps only the Sand Emperor had the qualifications to be revived in such a way.
The problem was, didn’t the Sand Emperor die more than two hundred years ago?
“Could it be that the Sand Emperor isn’t dead?”
Liu Qingbai’s eyes widened.
“Hehe, in this Outer Realm Desert, how could His Majesty, the Sand Emperor, die so easily?”
The sand sculpture sneered and said, “He had only exhausted his vitality and had temporarily fallen into a deep sleep. As long as we sacrifice all of you, His Majesty will be able to return!”
The reason why there was no one in the towns and villages Qin Jue and Su Yan passed by was because they had been captured by the Sand Race and were used as sacrifices.
Now, they were finally about to attack Desolate City!
Right at this moment, ripples suddenly appeared in the blood-red fog. A figure with scarlet eyes and enveloped in sand flew out, his entire body emitting a terrifying aura. He was a Legendary Stage expert.
“Sand Race’s First Elder, Sha Man!”
Liu Qingbai’s face darkened.
Originally, Liu Qingbai thought that this elder had died in the seal when he did not see him. He did not expect that he had been hiding in the distance and setting up the Blood Sacrifice Formation.
Sha Man did not even look at Liu Qingbai as it shouted excitedly, “Get ready, Outer Realm Desert, your emperor is back!”
In an instant, the blood mist soared!