Chapter 1013: The Crowd Gathers at the Jade Cloud Lake
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Deep in the endless void, Su Mo traveled alone to the Central Continent.
The Cold-blood Hall had already been destroyed, so naturally, he had to return to the Central Continent.
Cai Yun, the Horned-demon Sect, and those from the Horned-demon tribe were all in the Divine Map. Su Mo brought them along with him.
Su Mo had wanted to go to the Wild Sacred Mountains to visit Lil Eight when he passed through the Barbaric Mountains. However, he gave up on the notion after some thought.
The Wild Sacred Mountain was dangerous and he was lucky to have managed to successfully escape the last time. One could not say what might happen if he went again.
The Ancient War Elephant and Eight-winged Drake could not be underestimated. Furthermore, the older brother of the two demons might be some powerful ancient rare species.
Su Mo flew rapidly and finally arrived on the Central Continent after some time.
Su Mo released Sikong Yan after returning to the Central Continent, asking him to bring Wu Shan to the Jade Cloud Lake.
Su Mo told Sikong Yan repeatedly that he was not to act no matter what danger he encountered. And he was not allowed to let Wu Shan appear.
After that, Su Mo continued towards the Jade Cloud Lake in the Central Continent without stopping.
Su Mo traveled alone and felt at ease. However, he did not know that during this period of time, a dark storm was brewing in the Central Continent.
And that he was the cause of it all.
Firstly, Su Mo had captured Wu Shan, which angered the Netherworld Devil Sect greatly.
The Netherworld Devil Sect had exerted a crazy amount of pressure on Emperor Xuan Palace and the Sky-sea Pavilion, almost causing a war between the three factions.
However, it was fortunate that the news had already spread that Su Mo was about to make a transaction with the Netherworld Devil Sect in the Mist Mountains, exchanging Wu Shan’s life for Hong Qingxuan.
This had halted the wrath of the Netherworld Devil Sect for the moment, and they did not wage a war with Emperor Xuan Palace and the Sky-sea Pavilion.
Secondly, Su Mo and Zhan Luan’s impending battle at the Jade Cloud Lake had shaken the Firmament World.
Countless martial artists flocked to the Jade Cloud Lake to witness the fight between the younger generation of the continent.
Zhan Luan was the first on the List of 10,000 talents, and was the most powerful person in the Firmament World of his generation.
Even the renowned flood dragon Crown Prince was no match for him.
Zhan Luan represented the pinnacle of the younger generation in the Firmament World. He was the pinnacle no one could overtake.
And Su Mo was not to be underestimated as well. His rise in power had been unbelievably fast and he had managed to defeat several talents.
Furthermore, even though Su Mo’s cultivation state was very low, his combat strength had far overtaken his cultivation state. This had broken all conventions in the martial arts world.
He had managed to capture Wu Shan when he was in the Martial King Realm, so one could imagine the strength he possessed.
As such, the entire Firmament world, no matter whether they were old or young martial artists, anticipated the battle eagerly.
This battle would decide who was the true leader of the younger generation in the Firmament World.
Everyone knew that the battle by the Jade Cloud Lake would definitely be interesting because the Netherworld Devil Sect would definitely interfere.
Su Mo had asked for the exchange of Wu Shan to be done after the battle. The Netherworld Devil Sect would not just sit and wait. Since Su Mo had appeared, the sect would not wait passively.
Su Mo was from the Emperor Xuan Palace and the Sky-sea Pavilion. As such, everyone was curious about how the matter would proceed.
The Jade-cloud Lake was in the south-west part of the Central Continent. It was a little lake that took up a radius of several thousand miles.
While the lake was not large, it was very famous in the Central Continent because several young talents would choose to hold their challenges here.
It was because the natural formations here made it the best battleground.
The area surrounding the lake was located in a continuous mountain range with dozens of peaks surrounding the whole lake in a circular shape.
The Jade Cloud Lake was an excellent place to battle because the surrounding mountains were very suitable for watching the fight.
The dozens of peaks in the mountain range could hold hundreds of millions of martial artists spectating the fight.
At this moment, there were already many martial artists at the Jade Cloud Lake. The crowd making up the dense figures on the peaks was very noisy.
“There’s only one more day until the appointed date. Why aren’t Su Mo and Zhan Luan here yet?”
“Geniuses are all arrogant. They will not arrive until the appointed date!”
“I can’t wait! Why isn’t anyone from the Netherworld Devil Sect, the Emperor Xuan Palace and the Sky-sea Pavilion here?”
Countless voices filled the space between heaven and earth, creating a ruckus.
From time to time, a large number of martial artists would come in doves unceasingly.
As time trickled by, countless martial artists arrived at the Jade Cloud Lake.
“Look! The people from the Sky-sea Pavilion are here!”
A shocked voice suddenly rang through the crowd as they looked into the horizon. They saw a crowd of people closing upon them quickly.
There were about a hundred people in the procession, and about 90 percent of them were experts in the Martial Royal Realm. They were from the Sky-sea Pavilion.
The Deputy Hall Chief lead the procession from the Sky-sea Pavilion, of which, included Hall Chief Yi of the Craftsmanship Hall and Deputy Hall Chief Hu.
Everyone was surprised. The Sky-sea Pavilion seemed to be prepared, having brought close to a hundred experts!
The people of the Sky-sea Pavilion waited silently on a peak after reaching.
Time slowly passed, and about two hours later, a wave of powerful aura emerged from the horizon.
Rumbling sounds spread through the void and a wind started between heaven and earth. A huge gust of wind swept through the land.
Everyone was startled when they saw this and they all looked into the distance.
Moments later, a crowd dressed in black appeared.
Everyone in the crowd was dressed in black robes. They were from the Netherworld Devil Sect.
Everyone could not help but hiss in surprise when they saw the Netherworld Devil Sect’s procession.
The Netherworld Devil Sect had brought four, five hundred people.
These people from the Netherworld Devil Sect all had cultivation levels of the Martial Royal Realm. The aura of hundreds of experts in the Martial Royal Realm caused the wind to blow wildly and the color of the clouds started to change.
“There are so many experts in the Martial Royal Realm!” Everyone thought to themselves, shocked.
The Netherworld Devil Sect’s procession was so large. They were probably going to act. Why else would they send so many experts?
The crowd all knew without having to guess that as long as Su Mo dared to come for the battle at the Jade Cloud Lake, the Netherworld Devil Sect would not him go without hurting him.
How would the Emperor Xuan Palace and the Sky-sea Pavilion react?
Everyone secretly guessed that if the Emperor Xuan Palace and the Sky-sea Pavilion tried to protect Su Mo, it was likely that a war would break out between them and the Netherworld Devil Sect.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
The sound of hundreds of experts from the Netherworld Devil Sect appearing in the air quickly befell a mountain peak.
The First Elder of the Netherworld Devil Sect, Yan Tai was the one leading the procession and among them, were experts from various Devil Halls.
A large number of martial artists fled and flew to other peaks upon seeing the people of the Netherworld Devil Sect landing on the mountain peak they were on.
Even though the Netherworld Devil Sect would not kill indiscriminately, they might become the sacrificial lamb if they remained with them should a war break out later.