Where The Sundering The Heavens Diagrams Belong
Golden-Winged Giant Peng. Its speed, when compared to the very few number of Super Divine Beasts, belonged to the highest tier. Even amongst the Avian Super Divine Beasts, only one or two other kinds could hope to compete against the Golden-Winged Giant Peng in terms of speed. As for Bestial and Scaled Divine Beasts, their speed were far inferior when compared to the Golden-Winged Giant Peng.
Fang Tian’s mind continued to think. Currently, Reverend Ming Liang had already fallen into Zong Jue’s hands, and Fang Tian did not have a single shred of confidence to snatch him away from Zong Jue.
Alone, Fang Tian was not confident of going against Zong Jue. Although there were many martial experts in the Dragon Clan, there were even more martial experts in the Chaotic Astral Sea!
“Haha…… Zong Jue, in terms of speed you definitely surpass us by far,” said Fang Tian indifferently, after he gave loud laugh. “However, I have also contributed in the destruction of the Ten Developments Illusive Array today. If only you were to receive all the benefits, do you think that my Dragon Clan’s disciples will be satisfied?”
Zong Jue could not be bothered to argue. “What do you really want to say?”
“It is absolutely impossible if you want Reverend Ming Liang. This piece of Sundering The Heavens Diagrams is mine,” continued Zong Jue. His voice was absolutely overbearing. Apparently, there was no room for negotiation.
Suddenly, Hu Yi, Lian Xiao, the three Fu Yun Zi brothers, Transform Into Stone and his brother, Yi Zang…… one by one, the Chaotic Astral Sea martial experts moved behind Zong Jue and stared coldly at the Dragon Clan members. When simply comparing between martial experts, the Dragon Clan was relatively strong. However, before the Chaotic Astral Sea, there was still a significant gap in power.
The attitudes of those Chaotic Astral Sea martial experts also revealed everything that they wanted to say — ‘Reverend Ming Liang knows the location of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams, we are keeping him.’
“Big Brother, it looks like they are about to start fighting,” Hou Fei was obviously very excited, his eyes were flashing about in all four directions.
However, Qin Yu suspiciously turned to look at Hei Yu, “Xiao Hei, you seem a little absent-minded ever since you met Zong Jue, and have been staring at him all along. What is the matter?”
“I do not know,” Hei Yu was also confused. “It’s just that after seeing Zong Jue, I could feel that he seemed a little familiar. Maybe…… this could be due to the fact that both of us are Avian Divine Beasts.” In the end, Hei Yu also found a random excuse for himself.
Qin Yu nodded and did not inquire any further.
At that moment, Fang Tian was faced against Zong Jue’s obstinacy. As if he was indifferent, Fang Tian slightly smiled. “Zong Jue, since this Reverend Ming Liang has been caught by you, I naturally will not take any action to snatch him from you. I only want to say something.”
After having heard that Fang Tian would not snatch Reverend Ming Liang, Zong Jue nodded. “If you have anything to say, speak.”
Fang Tian continued to smile and said, “This Reverend Ming Liang definitely knows where the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams is hidden. Since Reverend Ming Liang is now in your hands, if you can successfully interrogate the location of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams from him, you can go and retrieve it yourself. I definitely will not hinder you. However…… if you fail, then you will have to hand Reverend Ming Liang over to us for interrogation. If I can successfully get the location of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams from him, then I will go retrieve it. Moreover, you absolutely cannot interfere.”
Fang Tian was making a bet.
His bet was that Zong Jue will fail the interrogation.
“Zong Jue, Fang Tian, both of you stop dreaming, don’t even think about getting the location of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams from me,” Reverend Ming Liang snorted coldly. At the same time, his body momentarily trembled.
Suddenly, a surge of energy began flowing from Zong Jue’s palm into Reverend Ming Liang’s body. Reverend Ming Liang immediately recovered and his body’s condition turned back to normal. Zong Jue spoke to him in a cold tone, “Suicide? You even dare think of committing suicide while in my hands? You must be dreaming. If you do not say out the secret of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams, do you think that I will let you die?”
Reverend Ming Liang had earlier attempted to kill himself, but was immediately immobilised by Zong Jue.
“Fang Tian, I agree to what you have said. I will definitely hand him over if I fail the interrogation. If, at that time, you succeed at interrogating him, I will definitely not attempt to seize the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams,” Zong Jue said and smiled lightly.
Fang Tian nodded in satisfaction.
“When that time comes, although I will not attempt to rob, that does not necessarily mean that others will not attempt to snatch as well. You had better be careful,” Zong Jue grinned. “Of course, this is only based on the assumption that I fail the interrogation. Merely a single Reverend Ming Liang, how can I possibly fail?”
Fang Tian responded indifferently, “It is fine as long as you do not interfere. Others? I do not even see them as a threat.”
After having said that, Fang Tian faintly took a glance at the surroundings.
No matter if it was Hu Yi or Fu Yun Zi or super martial experts of their level, they all had to lower their heads before Fang Tian. Fang Tian’s might during his earlier transformation into the Five-Clawed Gold Dragon still remained in everyone’s mind. No one present would dare to go against Fang Tian.
“Ming Liang, I am too lazy to do any tricks, tell me the location of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams and I will spare you from death,” Zong Jue said lightly.
The Zong Jue at that moment definitely did not want to use any ploy.
“If you want to kill me, then kill. Sundering The Heavens Diagrams… you can forget about it,” replied Reverend Ming Liang with a cold smile.
Reverend Ming Liang currently had his powers sealed, and could not even attempt to commit suicide. It was just that Reverend Ming Liang was clear about one single logic — ‘If he handed over the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams, and the Immortal Realm’s Emissary descended later, he would definitely die without doubt. Not only that, he would also implicate his Martial Seniors in the Immortal Realm and be labelled by his own sect as a sinner throughout the ages.’
He would die if he handed over the drawing, and he would also die if he did not hand over the drawing. Even worse, he would also implicate his sect’s Martial Seniors if he surrendered the drawing.
“Your mouth is really stubborn,” Zong Jue lightly smiled. At the same time, Zong Jue looked towards Reverend Ming Liang with both eyes, and rays of psychedelic light shot forth from them.
Soul Enticing Technique.
Once Reverend Ming Liang looked at Zong Jue’s pair of eyes, he began to feel drowsy, and felt that the Zong Jue before his eyes grew that much more closer, and was that much more reliable. It was as if Zong Jue was his closest kin.
“What is your name?”
“My real name is Yang Shan Nian, my respected master named me ‘Ming Liang’.”
“How many years have you been practising?”
While looking at Zong Jue and Reverend Ming Liang as they alternated between a question followed by an answer amongst themselves, the surrounding Chaotic Astral Sea martial experts had smiles on their faces. In contrast, the Loose Immortals within Shangtian Palace carried an anxious expression on their faces. However, no one dared to leave the palace. After all, there were two invincible existences outside.
As Zong Jue’s inquiries progressed, Fang Tian, who was at one side, also frowned. He had never expected Zong Jue’s Soul Enticing Technique to be that strong.
“Where is the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams?” Zong Jue proceeded to ask. Starting from a series of unimportant questions to prepare and cause the victim to settle into a mesmerized state, it was finally time to inquire about that most important question.
“The Sundering The Heavens Diagrams is at……”
“Ah, Sundering The Heavens Diagrams!” Reverend Ming Liang looked as if he had just been struck by lightning. His entire body shook, and his pupils instantly focused together. He actually became alert.
Reverend Ming Liang glanced at Zong Jue icily, “What a powerful Soul Enticing Technique. I almost got tricked.”
Zong Jue had a stiff smile on his face, and he immediately praised, “Your heart was undoubtedly resolute, but I do not believe that I cannot retrieve the answer from you.” Zong Jue’s body made a slight movement, but immediately re-appeared in his original position. It was as if he had never moved at all.
Except, Zong Jue now held another person in his other hand — Reverend Ming Shan.
Suddenly, the side of the Loose Immortals gave an outcry.
Tenth Tribulation and Eleventh Tribulation Loose Immortals were all gathered together, and every Loose Immortal within the Shangtian Palace became very cautious. At the same time, there was a sense of aggrievance for their fellow Qingxu Sect member by those Loose Immortals. Although Ming Shan was just beside a crowd of people, Zong Jue had used his speed and easily caught him before hauling him over.
“Ming Liang, I used my Demon Awareness to search. This man should belong to your Qingxu Sect right? Moreover, he is a martial expert second only to you,” Zong Jue smirked, and immediately repeated his technique, both his eyes looking straight into Ming Shan’s eyes.
Reverend Ming Shan’s mental fortitude was a lot weaker when compared to his Martial Senior, and succumbed to the effects almost immediately.
“Tell me, where is the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams?” After Zong Jue had inquired one or two simple questions, he promptly asked for the location of the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams.
Reverend Ming Shan was no different from a robot, and monotonously replied, “The Sundering The Heavens Diagrams was left in Martial Senior’s charge. As to where Martial Senior had kept the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams, except for Martial Senior, no one else knows.”
Having heard Reverend Ming Shan’s answer, Zong Jue’s smile finally disappeared.
“Haha…… stop dreaming already, there is definitely no way for you people to get the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams,” Reverend Ming Liang laughed mirthfully, his face was filled with confidence. Although his neck was caught, Reverend Ming Liang was not in the slightest bit aware that he was a prisoner. Instead, he was filled with pride.
Zong Jue carefully looked at Reverend Ming Liang, then held his gaze at Reverend Ming Liang’s eyes.
“All right,” Zong Jue casually tossed Reverend Ming Liang over to Fang Tian.
“Fang Tian, he is yours. I am interested in finding out what kind of skills you have to extract the answer out of him,” Zong Jue did not continue with his interrogation.
Qin Yu and his two brothers who were behind Zong Jue only continued to observe.
“Big Brother, I have a feeling, this Patriarch of the Dragon Clan seem to be very confident. I think ah…… he will most likely be able to extract out the answer,” Hou Fei rubbed his fingers over his chin and concluded.
“I concur,” Hei Yu voiced out.
Qin Yu did not say anything, but only slightly smiled and continued looking at Fang Tian.
Fang Tian extended a hand as a move, and Reverend Ming Liang who had his skills sealed ended up before Fang Tian.
Fang Tian laughed, and glanced at Zong Jue,” Zong Jue, you had better remember what you said. If my interrogation is successful, you will not make a move to rob me.”
“When I, Zong Jue, said one, I meant one. Since I had said that I will not snatch, I definitely will not snatch from you. If you have the capability, then go ahead and interrogate.” Zong Jue snorted coldly and continued, “but you had better be careful. Even if I am not snatching, that does not mean anyone else will not.”
Fang Tian smiled faintly. He was brimming with absolute confidence.
In a single motion, Fang Tian turned over his other hand, and a single golden coloured pearl appeared on his palm. That golden pearl radiated forth an enormous and magnificent aura, which caused everyone present to secretly tremble unintentionally.
Zong Jue’s eyes lit up, “Dragon Pearl of Inheritance?”
“Correct,” Fang Tian slightly smiled and nodded.
Dragon Pearl of Inheritance, the Dragon Clan’s most important treasure, yet not many people knew of its uses.
“The Dragon Pearl of Inheritance has many uses and effects, of which, one amongst them is — Soul Enticement!” Fang Tian said aloud to himself, and the Dragon Pearl of Inheritance within Fang Tian’s hand could be seen emitting rays of rainbow lights. Those lights seemed to induce dreamlike illusions, and even Qin Yu who was quite a distance away could feel his mind becoming dizzy, followed by complete loss of consciousness.
Although not the actual target, the usage effect’s repercussion had scattered in the vicinity.
Any Loose Practitioners beneath the Ninth Tribulation were completely caught. Not only Qin Yu, but even Hou Fei and Hei Yu were the same.
However, Zong Jue, Hu Yi, Lian Xiao, and the other martial experts were naturally unaffected.
Furthermore, Reverend Ming Liang was at that point of time, the actual target of the Dragon Pearl of Inheritance, and an enormous majority of the usage effect fell upon him. Reverend Ming Liang’s eyes also had various lights spiralling in them, similar to the Dragon Pearl of Inheritance. Within just an instant, his complete person came under its control.
Yet, at that very moment when Qin Yu got controlled, a cleansing stream of energy began flowing through his mind, which was then instantly absorbed by his soul.
Qin Yu completely regained awareness. Although he was only momentarily controlled before being rescued by the Meteoric Tear, Qin Yu was very clear that he had definitely been controlled. Even his brothers Fei Fei and Xiao Hei were similarly being controlled.
“Fei Fei, Xiao Hei,” Qin Yu reached out his hands and pulled at Hou Fei and Hei Yu.
Hou Fei and Xiao Hei still did not have any reaction. How could Soul Enticing Techniques be so easily broken?
“What can be done? I have the Meteoric Tear, but Fei Fei and Xiao Hei do not,” Qin Yu began to consider in his heart. Although he only needed to wait for a period of time until Fang Tian reclaimed his Dragon Pearl of Inheritance for his brothers to recover, Qin Yu did not like his brothers to be under another person’s control. That kind of feeling was very dissatisfactory.
“If only I can control the Meteoric Tear.”
The cleansing stream of energy from the Meteoric Tear had always appeared by itself, and Qin Yu could not intuitively control it. Yet at that very moment, Qin Yu who was pulling Xiao Hei’s arm actually transferred over a stream of cleansing energy. Xiao Hei’s body literally shuddered once, and recovered instantly.
“Big Brother,” Xiao Hei was astonished.
Qin Yu was startled.
“I can already control the Meteoric Tear?” Qin Yu was very shocked. Qin Yu immediately grabbed Hou Fei’s arm, and at the same time concentrated on controlling the Meteoric Tear to release the stream of cleansing energy. After quite some time, the Meteoric Tear gradually leaked a stream of cleansing energy.
Hou Fei, too, abruptly regained consciousness.
Qin Yu secretly felt extremely happy, and once again attempted to stimulate the Meteoric Tear. However, stimulating the Meteoric Tear once more no longer had any effect. That Meteoric Tear seemed to only work for a while at certain times, but Qin Yu felt a sense of elation all the same. No matter what, it was proven that…… he already had the possibility of using the Meteoric Tear at will.
While at that very moment, Reverend Ming Liang was already completely under control.
“Ming Liang, speak, where is the Sundering The Heavens Diagrams?” Fang Tian directly inquired in an indifferent tone.
Very obvious. Fang Tian’s very first question was the most important question, and there was absolutely no need for him to be gradual. That so-called Dragon Clan’s most important treasure — Dragon Pearl of Inheritance’s usage effect, was indeed outrageously powerful.
Reverend Ming Liang seemed no different from a puppet, and numbly replied in an apathetic tone, “Sundering The Heavens Diagrams, I left it with one on my Qingxu Sect’s disciple who is of the Shan character generation.”
Shan character generation?
Immediately, there was a loud clamour amongst the Loose Immortals within Shangtian Palace. Loose Immortals of the Shan character generation were not many; there were only those few.
“Who is it?” Fang Tian continued to inquire.
“Shan Qu,” Reverend Ming Liang persisted in response.
“Who is Shan Qu?” Fang Tian did not know who was Shan Qu, so what use was there from just solely saying out his name?
Yet, Qin Yu at that very moment took notice of a scene that had happened. When Reverend Ming Liang had spoken out the name ‘Shan Qu’, almost a batch of Loose Immortals within the large hall of Shangtian Palace looked towards the direction of a single person. That person’s facial expression changed, and immediately tried to escape.
“He is Shan Qu,” Qin Yu’s heart thumped.
Reverend Ming Liang turned around, his soulless gaze rested upon the Loose Immortals within the large hall of Shangtian Palace, then pointed at Shan Qu and said, “That is Shan Qu.”
Fang Tian rejoiced.
The martial experts of the Dragon Clan also had smiles on their faces, but Zong Jue instead had a slight frown. The Chaotic Astral Sea martial experts all had sullen faces.
Then at that very moment —
An extremely overwhelming Sword Energy was shot directly at Shangtian Palace from the outside. That overbearing Sword Energy tore through the very space, such that even both Fang Tian and Zong Jue’s facial expressions changed. Both Fang Tian and Zong Jue did not dare to forcibly resist, and simultaneously dodged. That burst of Sword Energy had directly killed three Loose Immortals, before finally penetrating through Shan Qu’s Yuanying.
With Shan Qu’s death, a piece of water ink painting drifted down.
A callous man who was bearing a long sword appeared beside Shan Qu, and grabbed the water ink painting in one fluid movement.