Chapter 1014: The Situation
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
All eyes looked towards the Sky-sea Pavilion after the arrival of the experts from the Netherworld Devil Sect.
The First Elder, Tai Yan, looked straight at Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian of the Sky-sea Pavilion.
“Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian, do not allow the Sky-sea Pavilion’s ten thousand year legacy be destroyed for someone unimportant!” Yan Tai said loudly, his words threatening.
Yan Tai was clearly telling Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian that the Sky-sea Pavilion would be doomed if they chose to fight the Netherworld Devil Sect because of Su Mo.
However, Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian was not one to be intimidated by Yan Tai. He sneered and said, “First Elder Yan, the Sky-sea Pavilion has always been a united front. I will be the first to act against those who wish to kill the people of the Sky-sea Pavilion.”
“Is that so?”
Yan Tai sniggered and said, “The little Sky-sea Pavilion is indeed brave to go against the Netherworld Holy Sect!”
Yan Tai did not take the Sky-sea Pavilion seriously. While it was strong, it was of a completely different scale compared to the Netherworld Holy Sect.
Yan Tai only cared about the Emperor Xuan Palace. It was his biggest obstacle in saving young master Wu Shan and killing Su Mo.
“We do not wish to go against you. We just want to protect those from our sect!”
Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian said loudly. He was speaking the truth. The Sky-sea Pavilion would not go against the Netherworld Devil Sect if not for Su Mo.
“Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian, I hope you can look at the situation clearly and not make any mistakes!” Yan Tai said coldly before ignoring him.
It would be best for Yan Tai if the Sky-sea Pavilion could withdraw on their own. Even though the Sky-sea Pavilion’s strength was not worth mentioning, it was best not to offend them due to the peculiar and complicated relationship between them.
Of course, if the Sky-sea Pavilion insisted on seeking death, Yan Tai had nothing to worry about.
Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian’s expression turned grave as he lowered his head in thought. He was not considering not protecting Su Mo. Instead, he was considering how to minimize the damage to the Sky-sea Pavilion if a conflict was really to occur.
“Deputy Pavilion Leader, you must not give up on Su Mo!”
Deputy Hall Chief Hu saw that the Deputy Pavilion Leader’s head was lowered in thought and thought that he had been convinced. He immediately said “Not only does Su Mo have rare knowledge in craftsmanship, but he also has a rare talent in cultivation that no one can compare to. His future is limitless!”
Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian sighed when he heard that and replied, “I know all of this or I would not have come otherwise!”
Deputy Hall Chief Hu heaved a sigh of relief when he heard that. Su Mo should not have to worry as long as Deputy Hall Chief Qian protected Su Mo, and coupled with the power of the Emperor Xuan Palace.
However, no one knew if the Emperor Xuan Palace would protect Su Mo!
“It depends on Su Mo’s performance this time!”
Moments later, Deputy Hall Chief Qian said softly, “If Su Mo can defeat Zhan Luan, I will protect him even if I die!”
Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian giving Su Mo a chance also meant giving himself a chance.
He would protect Su Mo even if he was defeated. However, he would give it up if he had no choice. But if Su Mo defeated Zhan Luan, he would give it his all.
“Rest assured. Even I can’t figure that kid out. We cannot measure him by regular means!” Deputy Pavilion Leader Hu said with a smile. He had plenty of confidence in Su Mo.
“Indeed!” Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian nodded.
Everyone continued to wait. The day of the battle was approaching.
The people of Emperor Xuan Palace arrived about two hours later.
There were quite a few people who had come int he Emperor Xuan Palace contingent. There were about two hundred of them, and about 90 percent were in the Martial Royal Realm.
The Second Elder, the 13th Elder, and Xi’er had all come.
An oldman with white hair and a healthy complexion lead the contingent. The oldman looked like a young man.
The man was the First Elder of Emperor Xuan Palace, Hua Taishan.
The atmosphere grew tense with the arrival of those from the Emperor Xuan Palace.
The enmity between the Netherworld Devil Sect and Emperor Xuan Palace was extremely strong. They treated each other frostily, and their gazes were icy cold.
“First Elder Yan Tai, how have you been!” Hua Taishan said as he landed on a peak and looked at Yan Tai.
“Hurmph, Hua Taishan, no one can protect Su Mo today!” Yan Tai said frostily.
He did not hide that they had come to deal with Su Mo.
“Su Mo is a disciple of the Emperor Xuan Palace. Attacking Su Mo means attacking the Emperor Xuan Palace!” Hua Taishan said gravely, his eyes slightly slit.
Hua Taishan’s remark undoubtedly meant that the Emperor Xuan Palace would support Su Mo.
Even though he did not have many dealings with Su Mo, the Palace Master, Di Shi, had instructed that they had to protect Su Mo. As such, Hua Taishan would protect Su Mo no matter what.
“The Emperor Xuan Palace will pay a terrible price!” Yan Tai said as the desire to kill flashed in his eyes.
“Then we have to see whether the Netherworld Devil Sect is capable of making us do so!” Hua Taishan replied sharply.
The two were about to shed all pretenses of cordiality!
The Netherworld Devil Sect had always claimed to be a Holy Clan. Though some might call them a Devil Sect, they only did it behind their back and few dared to openly call the Netherworld Holy Sect was the Netherworld Devil Sect.
It was evident how poor the relations were between both sects when Hua Taishan called the Netherworld Holy Sect a Devil Sect right in front of Yan Tai.
“How dare you!”
Sure enough, Yan Tai’s desire to kill grew when he heard Hua Taishan. He wanted to attack him.
After a while, Yan Tai managed to calm the murderous intent in his heart.
After all, his target was Su Mo and he wasn’t here yet. Would Su Mo still dare to come if they started a battle against the Emperor Xuan Palace now?
As such, Yan Tai managed to resist the urge to kill as he considered the big picture.
He ignored Hua Taishan and sat down with his knees crossed, quietly waiting for Su Mo’s arrival.
Hua Taishan sneered when he saw that. However, his heart was especially heavy.
It would be difficult to protect Su Mo this time!
The Netherworld Devil Sect’s contingent was too large, and Yan Tai was not the only martial artist in the ninth level of the Martial Royal Realm. There were still another two in the same level, and there were about 20 in level eight of the Martial Royal Realm.
Meanwhile, he was the only one with a level nine cultivation in the Martial Royal Realm from the Emperor Xuan Palace. And there were only 15 in the eighth level of the Martial Royal Realm.
Hua Taishan looked towards the Sky-sea Pavilion, his gaze landing on Deputy Hall Chief Qian. It would be difficult to ensure Su Mo’s safety if the Sky-sea Pavilion did not act.
Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian who was seated with his eyes close felt Hua Taishan’s gaze. He opened his eyes and their gazes met.
Deputy Pavilion Leader Qian nodded at Hua Taishan. His intentions were clear. He would protect Su Mo.
Hua Taishan heaved a sigh of relief when he saw that. With the aid of the Sky-sea Pavilion, they would have a resistive force even though their forces could not compare to the Netherworld Devil Sect.
Time passed quickly the day was over. The day of the battle had finally come.
Other than the Netherworld Devil Sect, the Emperor Xuan Palace and the Sky-sea Pavilion, the other human and demon forces have all arrived.
The Icy Palace of the North Sea, the Dugus, the Xuan Sect and other forces had all sent many martial artists.
The sound of dragons roaring could be heard in the sky. Several dragons flew through the skies one after another. The Flood-dragon tribe off the East Sea was here too.