Setting Foot On Qingxu Mountain
“Haha, Zong Jue, I finally understand what the saying ‘heroes sharing the same opinion’ mean,” Fang Tian seemed very happy.
“Heroes? You are really ‘modest’ enough,” Zong Jue lightly smiled. “Listening to the meaning of your words, it seems like the target of the Dragon Clan is also the Shangtian Palace of Qingxu Mountain?”
Fang Tian nodded solemnly. “Yes, the reason as to why the Dragon Clan has not yet made a move, is not because we were afraid of the Loose Immortals at the Tenglong Continent. In fact, I do not even consider both Wu Kong Xue and Ming Liang to amount to anything. The actual reason is because…… having just one piece of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams was sufficient for us.”
“Since it was already sufficient, then why does the Dragon Clan now want to go on the offensive against Shangtian Palace at Qingxu Mountain?” Zong Jue asked in reply.
Fang Tian let out a heavy sigh, and pondered for quite a while before responding. “Zong Jue, what do you think are the chances for a Super Divine Beast to appear in the Mortal Realm?”
Zong Jue was startled, and considered for a long time before replying. “Very low. Sometimes not even one will appear in several hundreds of thousands of years. Why are you asking me this?”
Fang Tian continued, “Even for the Dragon Clan in the Demon Realm, the number of Five-Clawed Gold Dragons are shockingly few. It will be extremely rare for a Super Divine Beast to even appear in the Mortal Realm. The capabilities of a Twelfth Tribulation Super Divine Beast far exceeds that of a common Twelfth Tribulation Loose Practitioner expert. It is also because of this reason, that only the both of us in the Mortal Realm can break into the Ten Developments Illusive Array.”
“The Ten Developments Illusive Array is indeed too strong. Aside from me, even High Class Divine Beasts of the Twelfth Tribulation can forget about breaking into that magic array. Once the both of us achieve Ascension, there will be no one left on the Mortal Realm capable of breaking the Ten Developments Illusive Array,” Fang Tian’s expression turned serious. “At that point of time, the Qingxu Sect can rely on the Ten Developments Illusive Array and be provocative towards anyone. Therefore, I will absolutely not allow any unfair situation that will upset the balance of the Mortal Realm to appear.”
Fang Tian was being considerate for the future of the Dragon Clan in the Mortal Realm. With him around at the moment, the Dragon Clan could afford to ignore the Ten Developments Illusive Array. However, who in the Dragon Clan would be able to enter and leave the Ten Development Illusive Array with ease after his Ascension? At that point of time, the Qingxu Sect who possessed the Ten Developments Illusive Array would be afraid of nothing.
“Unfair?” Zong Jue gave a cold smile. “It is unfair. Now, Fang Tian, let me ask you a question. The strength of the defensive array formation which belongs to the Stellar Tower — The Universe Stellar Large Array, is far superior to that of the Ten Developments Illusive Array. What are you going to do about it?”
“Stellar Tower?” Fang Tian’s face became stiff.
Noticing Zong Jue’s expression, Fang Tian could guess that Zong Jue definitely had ties with this Stellar Tower.
“I have also heard of the Stellar Tower’s large defensive array formation, which could not be broken even under the combined assault of many martial experts. I simply do not have the capabilities even if I want to make a move… the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak,” Fang Tian said helplessly.
“That is good.”
Zong Jue coldly cleared his throat. “Fang Tian, do not blame me for not reminding you. I am indebted to that Senior Lan who is supporting the Stellar Tower from behind. Moreover, his capabilities are unfathomable, and far exceeds the both of us combined. Do not blame me if you were to get yourself killed after messing with him.”
“Far exceeds the both of us combined? How can that be!” Fang Tian had an implausible expression on his face.
Zong Jue did not say any further. “I have already told this matter to you, as to whether you believe it or not, that is up to you. I can only tell you that it is better not to stir up problems with people from the Stellar Tower. After so many years, that Stellar Tower is the only faction that even I, can never feel the limit of their mysterious powers.”
Fang Tian nodded but said nothing, he had already engraved Zong Jue’s words deep into his mind.
“All right, then I shall bid you farewell. It is the Chaotic Astral Sea’s intention to lead our armies and invade Qingxu Mountain after fifteen days. If the Dragon Clan wishes to join us, I do not mind,” having said so, Zong Jue immediately disappeared from view.
Strong tides endlessly smashed against the black reef, while Fang Tian stood on it alone, his long robe fluttering with the wind.
“Stellar Tower, looks like it is more mysterious than I had thought. To invade Qingxu Mountain after fifteen days…… hmm, it is a nice plan,” Fang Tian muttered a little to himself, before he suddenly disappeared from the black reef as well. Yet, the endless sounds of tidal waves smashing against that particular black reef remained unchanged.
Endless snow covered the ground. Quite some time ago, that was the very place on the Tenglong Continent where the exceptionally skilled martial experts at the side of the Loose Devils and the side of the Loose Immortals had surrounded and fought against the ‘Evil Lord Heavenly Flames’ together. Due to collateral damage from that battle, the battleground now loomed over the surrounding area. Three young men suddenly appeared out of thin air over the snow-covered battleground.
Amongst the three of them, one could only be considered a youth since he looked as if he was only sixteen or seventeen years of age. The other two men looked like they were twenty-one or twenty-two years old.
Even though the three men seemed as though they were moving slowly, that was only an illusion caused by their extremely fast speed. They had seemingly only taken a few steps to cover beyond a distance of half of several kilometers, after which all three brothers rose to the sky and began flying at a casual speed.
“Big Brother, you had better not underestimate the Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations. If it wasn’t for Uncle Lan’s aid as well as the special powers of our Black Stick and Cloud-Piercing Spear, that mixed-feathered bird and I might have already failed and become Loose Demons,” said Hou Fei seriously.
Ever since they knew that Qin Yu was about to encounter his Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, Hou Fei and Hei Yu had often reminded Qin Yu to be sufficiently prepared.
“Do not worry. The Black Stick and Cloud-Piercing Spear are indeed extraordinarily hard in terms of durability. However, I am your Big Brother, and therefore have quite a number of special powers myself. I doubt that I will be stumped by that Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, no matter how powerful it is,” Qin Yu replied while giving a light smile.
Qin Yu’s tone might sound dull, but it held absolute confidence.
If he could not even survive the Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations given his super powerful regenerative powers, then how could anyone else have survived them throughout history?
That statement might seem to be a slight exaggeration, but given Qin Yu’s super powerful regenerative powers, his body could definitely be considered as an immortal body. That would enable Qin Yu to face against every single Tribulation Lightning Bolt in his strongest possible condition.
“Royal Brother, have you heard? There was a tragic massacre at the Yinyue mountains. A couple of mysterious people had actually dared to directly invade into the heart of the territory belonging to the great army of the Loose Devils. The Yinyue mountains of today have become a place of great bloodshed, the atmosphere there seemingly filled with never-ending terror.”
Qin Yu was startled by part of a distant conversation.
“Fights have once again begun at the Yinyue mountains?” a doubt began to surface in Qin Yu’s heart. According to his own predictions as well as what he had heard the other day, the side of the Loose Immortals and the side of the Loose Devils should have come to a truce. Why did the fighting begin once more?
Qin Yu had no time to think, and flew directly towards the source of the conversation.
However, Hou Fei’s speed was faster than Qin Yu’s, and had long arrived at the destination before Qin Yu even began to rush over.
“Hai, now speak. What exactly is happening over at the Yinyue mountains?” Qin Yu and Hei Yu had just arrived beside the two Xiumo Practitioners the moment Hou Fei began asking his question.
The martial powers of those two Xiumo Practitioners were not high – one was in the middle stage of the Dongxu stage, while the other was in the late phase of the Dongxu stage. Compared to the current Qin Yu and his two brothers, the difference in capabilities were really too far apart.
One of the two Xiumo Practitioners who was holding a black long sword in his hand took a glance at Hou Fei and immediately felt a deep sense of fear in his heart. That was because to him, the pressure that Hou Fei exuded was simply too overwhelming; it was even scarier when compared to the imposing strength of their very own sect. That Xiumo Practitioner fearfully gave an immediate reply, “Senior, what this Junior had said was also based on hearsay since I do not know of the actual situation. What this Junior only knows is that the Yinyue mountains is currently experiencing ongoing fights, and that many people are already dead because of it.”
After he had finished speaking, the Xiumo Practitioner looked fearfully at Hou Fei.
He was most afraid that Hou Fei would kill him off within an instant, because Hou Fei was exuding an incredibly bloodthirsty aura.
“Relax, kid. I will not lower my own status from killing you,” Hou Fei did not really care, but rather, he turned his head and looked at Qin Yu.
“Let us go to Yinyue mountains and take a look.”
The current Qin Yu once again changed his appearance, and began to perform the secret skill ‘Northern Darkness‘, absorbing all signs of his powers around his body into himself. Ever since he became a tower master of Stellar Tower, Qin Yu did not really perform that secret Modao technique. However…… Qin Yu had already revealed his aura when he was the Evil Lord Heavenly Flames.
The three brothers transformed into three beams of light as they rushed towards the Yinyue mountains.
While Qin Yu and his brothers were approaching the Yinyue mountains, the atmosphere that was filled with the thick stench of blood could already be felt from afar.
“Many Loose Devils have died,” Qin Yu could feel his heart beating irregularly after he had simply scanned through the area once using his Spiritual Awareness.
The entire Yinyue mountains had been stained red by fresh blood, limbs and body pieces were scattered at various places. At that same time, there were two people in the sky fighting against each other in states of madness. One of them was the person who was ranked first amongst the Modao Practitioners, ‘Wu Kong Xue’. Just from observing the situation, Wu Kong Xue actually seemed to be weaker!
“Someone stronger than Wu Kong Xue… Who the hell is he?” Qin Yu was shocked.
The side of the Loose Devils was completely at a disadvantage.
A lean man was fighting a huge battle against Wu Kong Xue, while another tall yet thin man was fighting on par against Wu Hei. There were two other men who were fighting against Lady Lian Yue, Fire Devil and the others in a completely advantageous position. It was only due to the support from the other Loose Devils, that the side of the Loose Devils could barely hold their ground.
What shocking speed!
Cold sweat began to form on Wu Kong Xue’s forehead. He had never expected someone who had seemed beneath his notice to suddenly appear and pressurise him that much in a fight.
The difference in speed between the two people was simply too great; the speed of that mysterious man far exceeded that of Wu Kong Xue. Moreover, the power of his offense was definitely not beneath Wu Kong Xue’s. As such, Wu Kong Xue completely belonged to the weaker side. If it wasn’t for the Blood Clouds permeating the surroundings which enabled him to notice the enemy a step ahead, Wu Kong Xue would have already been killed.
*Szelu* A bloody piece of raw flesh was torn off Wu Kong Xue’s body.
The current Wu Kong Xue’s body was completely soaked in fresh blood, and not many places on his body were found to be complete.
Wu Kong Xue, who followed the Blood Devil path in Modao, usually bathed his body in the fresh blood of his enemies. Who would have expected that he would be completely covered by his own blood that very day.
“Haha…… Wu Kong Xue, your capabilities are not bad. I will have to spend a considerable effort in order to kill you. Today, however, since I am in a good mood, I will temporarily spare your life. That piece of Sundering The Heavens Diagrams will be left with all of you for now. Next time, I will retrieve it. Kong Cao, Wu Shan, Xing Shou, let’s go.”
Accompanied by their very own laughter, those four mysterious men flew away.
Soaked in his own blood, Wu Kong Xue had been left behind in embarrassment. Yet, his eyes were still viciously glaring at the distantly fading Yu Liang.
“Wu Kong Xue,” Lady Lian Yue flew over. Currently, even Lady Lian Yue was seriously wounded. “I could feel that the opponent only came over to mock us. That man who fought with me could have killed me if he really wanted to,” she said in a miserable voice.
Lady Lian Yue’s opponent was Xing Shou, and Xing Shou’s capabilities were closer to that of Wu Hei. It would definitely not be difficult for him to kill Lady Lian Yue.
“From today, regardless of the motive behind the enemy’s movements, we should not separate from each other,” Wu Kong Xue spoke, his voice filled with hatred.
For those who were present, every single person had suffered a major loss.
At quite a distance away from the Yinyue mountains, there were several Xiuzhen Practitioners who had observed the situation, including Qin Yu and his two brothers.
“What powerful people those four men are,” Qin Yu was deeply amazed.
That leader could pressurise Wu Kong Xue all by himself. Moreover, that man who had battled with Wu Hei was evenly matched against him in terms of capabilities. As for the remaining two men, their capabilities were also close to Wu Hei, and far exceeded Fire Devil and Lady Lian Yue. Although there were a large number of Loose Devils who were helping from the sides, their contribution was not obvious when fighting against such powerful martial experts.
“Hmm?” Qin Yu looked at the Transmission Talisman that he was holding in a hand. There was a glint in his eyes.
“Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, follow me to Qingxu Mountain. The real show is about to begin,” Qin Yu could not contain the excitement in his voice.
“What is it?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu asked suspiciously.
Qin Yu handed the Transmission Talisman over to them. Hou Fei and Hei Yu scanned the Transmission Talisman using their Spiritual Awareness.
“Little Brother Qin Yu, do you wish to observe the destruction of Qingxu Sect’s ‘Ten Developments Illusive Array‘? If you do, then make your way to Qingxu Mountain within two hours. If you are late, then you will never get to see the Ten Developments Illusive Array at Qingxu Mountain ever again.”
That was Zong Jue’s message to Qin Yu.
Two hours. Time was tight.
“Ming Shan, the Emissary from the Immortal Realm will descend within these few days. The date of descent might even be today. You had better once again tidy up Shangtian Palace and its surroundings. Make sure everything is in order. Also, rearrange the layout of Qingxu Mountain such that it will exhibit slightly more of its natural beauty,” Reverend Ming Liang urged his junior.
Reverend Ming Shan immediately laughed. “Relax, Senior Martial Brother, many Loose Immortals are trying their best to beautify Qingxu Mountain. I believe the Emissary from Immortal Realm will be satisfied.”
Reverend Ming Liang lightly smiled and nodded.
The Emissary from Immortal Realm, was an Emissary sent forth by Yu Huang of the Immortal Realm. He could also be considered an important figure under Yu Huang. If such an important martial expert were to have a good impression of Ming Liang, then after his Ascension into the Immortal Realm, he would naturally soar through the ranks there. It might even be possible for Ming Liang to lead his Qingxu Sect predecessors in the Immortal Realm to a new height in status.
However at that very moment —
“Martial Uncle, dire news, Martial Uncle, tens of martial experts have appeared in the sky, and are currently flying towards Shangtian Palace,” Shan Qu’s voice could immediately be heard.
Currently, the Ten Developments Illusive Array was personally controlled by Shan Qu, and Shan Qu was also the first person to have discovered the appearances of the outsiders.
“Hmm?” Reverend Ming Liang made a sweeping scan with his Spiritual Awareness, and his facial expression immediately became wild. “Not good, there are actually five Twelfth Tribulation Loose Practitioners, and more than fifty people are Tenth Tribulation Loose Practitioners and above. It’s the Chaotic Astral Sea, they are definitely men from the Chaotic Astral Sea,” at this moment, even Reverend Ming Liang’s body was starting to feel shaky and unstable.
Reverend Ming Shan who was standing beside him was also scared silly.
There were actually five Twelfth Tribulation Loose Practitioners! More than fifty people are Tenth Tribulation Loose Practitioners and above! What a terrifying show of power!
At the side of the Loose Immortals, only Reverend Ming Liang himself was a Twelfth Tribulation Loose Immortal.
“Shan Qu, let me control the Ten Developments Illusive Array, you will go and join the other ordinary Loose Immortals at the second level of Shangtian Palace. Hurry, go.” Reverend Ming Liang immediately replied using Sound Transfer. Although his Spiritual Awareness had discovered so many martial experts, he did not discover Zong Jue, who was the most terrifying amongst them.
However, Reverend Ming Liang also understood that it might not even be possible for him to have sensed Zong Jue even if Zong Jue were to come.
Therefore, Reverend Ming Liang decided to try, and proceeded to shout out in a clear voice, “For the many Chaotic Astral Sea martial experts to have come visiting my Qingxu Mountain, may I know if Senior Zong of the Demonic Peng Island is also amongst you?”
“Haha…… Ming Liang, it must have been troublesome for you, I have arrived.”
An indifferent voice, yet filled with an absolutely overbearing tone, resounded throughout the world. However, upon hearing Zong Jue’s voice, Reverend Ming Liang’s entire facial expression turned pale.
The Chaotic Astral Sea’s strongest martial expert, an invincible existence — Zong Jue actually came.
Is the Ten Developments Illusive Array still capable of holding?