Chapter 1168: Willing To Risk a Fight
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
After returning to the Firmament Palace, Su Mo’s life became leisurely again.
Each day, there was nothing to do other than to cultivate. His days were dry and boring. Fortunately, he had Xi’er’s company which comforted him.
After about half a month, the Sect Masters and many members of the Sects within the Firmament World all came to the Firmament Palace.
This day, Su Mo was in the Firmament Palace to welcome everyone.
Dragon King of the East Sea, Female Star of the North Sea, Jiu Chubei, Zhan Kong and the other leaders had also all arrived.
Looking at Su Mo on the Emperor’s throne, everyone felt apprehensive.
Su Mo had not shown himself for years. Who knew how powerful he was now!
Furthermore, he had now gathered them all here today. Was he asking for more resources?
Everyone was afraid. Every Sect was completely broke. If Su Mo had asked for more resources, they might actually cry!
“Palace Master Su, why have you summoned us here?” The Dragon King of the East Sea was the first to speak. He was not worried that Su Mo was going to ask for resources. During these years, Su Mo had never asked for any resources from his tribe.
He guessed that it was about the major calamity. Su Mo must have something to announce.
After all, the calamity of the Trial Testers was almost upon them!
Su Mo’s gaze swept like lightning across the tens of thousands of martial artists in the hall. He said in a loud voice, “Everyone, a major calamity is about to come upon us. What are your thoughts?”
Hearing his words, everyone heaved a sigh of relief in their hearts. He was not asking for resources. They could talk!
“Palace Master Su, the East Sea Flood-dragon tribe will support the Firmament Palace’s leadership.” The Dragon King of the East Sea was the first to state his position. His Flood-dragon tribe had long been bound to the Firmament Palace because of Long Teng; naturally, he would not entertain any other thoughts.
“The Warlord Hall will follow the Firmament Palace!”
“The Icy Palace of North Sea will follow the Firmament Palace!
“The Golden Cloud Sect will follow the Firmament Palace!”
After the Dragon King of the East Sea had expressed his stance, the others all expressed their willingness to follow the decisions of Su Mo and the Firmament Palace.
There was simply no other choice! Right now, Su Mo’s power was peerless. They had no choice but to show their support!
Seeing this, Su Mo nodded slightly and said, “Very good. After all of you return, summon your people and move them all into the Firmament Palace.”
He wanted everyone to move into the Firmament Palace because he wanted to take them all away during the calamity.
After all, he had a Spatial Device. Several billion people could squeeze into the ring with its 250-kilometer domain.
Everyone was surprised by his words and they all felt confused.
“Palace Master Su, what are your plans?” The Empress of the North Sea asked hesitantly.
Counting in all the disciples and the elders, there were far more than a billion people. There were probably as many as ten billion.
What was his purpose in bringing so many people into the Firmament Palace?
Everyone focused their curious eyes on Su Mo. With the major calamity looming, wasn’t it time to break up the Sects temporarily?
“Oppose the Trial Testers and break out of the Firmament World!” Su Mo’s eyes flashed like lightning and he spoke in a loud voice.
An uproar ensued in the hall immediately. Other than the Dragon King of the East Sea, everyone was shocked.
Oppose the Trial Testers? Break out of the Firmament World?
Was this possible?
Shock rippled through everyone’s hearts. They all knew Su Mo was opposing the Trial Testers. Yet, after countless millennia, the invincibility of the Trial Testers had been deeply engraved in their hearts.
Faced with the upcoming calamity, everyone’s thoughts were to run, hide, and try their best to survive.
Thus, they never thought that Su Mo would be so bold as to oppose the Trial Testers.
“Pa—Palace Master Su, you cannot do that! To resist the Trial Testers will only lead to death!” A Master of a large family exhorted him with a deathly pale face.
In his opinion, resisting the Trial Testers was tantamount to suicide. They might have to pay with the lives of his entire clan.
“Palace Master Su, the combat strength of the Trial Testers is extraordinary. We are not their match!”
“Palace Master Su, even if we somehow beat them, we will also suffer grievous losses and there will be no hope of escape!”
Shortly afterward, everyone spoke to dissuade Su Mo. Almost no one believed he would succeed.
Openly resisting the Trial Testers… what kind of joke was that?
It would never succeed!
Even if they succeeded in retreating all the way, what would the Sorcerer tribe do after discovering that the Trial Testers were all dead? They would certainly send another powerful figure to the Firmament World.
After that, what chance of survival did they have?
Seeing this, Su Mo sighed in his heart. Had these people no spirit at all? Did they not even have the courage to rise and resist?
He silently shook his head. He would not count on these people to do anything, so he would not force them!
Since they did not want to fight and would prefer to stay in the Firmament World forever, he would naturally not stop them.
“Those who are willing to follow me, stay. Everyone else, leave the Firmament Palace in ten breaths!” Su Mo swept his gaze over everyone and spoke in a clear voice.
In an instant, the hall became so quiet that one could hear a pin drop.
Many of the warriors wore a shocked and confused expression. They looked at each other, uncertain about what to do.
Was Su Mo so reasonable?
Was he going to let them go just like that?
For a moment, no one dared to leave. Everyone was afraid that Su Mo would attack.
Almost seven breaths had passed. A warrior in Lvl 7 Martial Royal Realm could not stand it anymore. He gritted his teeth and his figure flashed, speeding away from the Firmament Palace.
He had soared out a thousand kilometers away. Yet Su Mo did not stop him.
Seeing this, everyone stopped hesitating and quickly flew out of the hall and the Firmament Palace.
In less than two breaths, only a dozen warriors were left of the tens of thousands.
These dozen people included the Dragon King of the East Sea, Zhan Kong the father of Zhan Luan, Jiu Chubei, the Empress of the North Sea.
Other than a few at Lvl 9 Martial Royal Realm, everyone else was only an Emperor-to-be. There were even two Demons in the Emperor-to-be Realm.
“Palace Master Su, my Flood-dragon tribe is willing to risk a fight to help you!” The Dragon King of the East Sea said in a deep voice.
Although he knew that his chances of escape were extremely slim, he still had to try.
There would be a slim chance if he tried. Otherwise, he would be trapped in the Firmament World until death.
“Palace Master Su, my Warlord Hall will also not cower!”
“Same with the Xuan Sect!”
“I also want to try!”
The remaining dozen warriors all spoke with resolute expressions. They all wanted to try.
This was not because they believed in Su Mo’s strength. Rather, it was because they wanted too much to leave.
The remaining dozen were all prominent figures in the Firmament World. There was no way for them to survive in the Firmament World. Even if they avoided death by the Trial Testers, they would end up as a cup of yellow earth eventually.
That was why they had decided to ally with Su Mo. To fight desperately over a sliver of hope.
A smile appeared on Su Mo’s face and he nodded gently. Although these people could not help him much, the adamant expression on their faces still made him very pleased.
However, they were not without any fear. Afterward, they had said that they would not summon their entire sect or clan. They would only bring a portion of their warriors here.
After all, this was a very dangerous enterprise and could result in everyone’s deaths. The weaker juniors from each clan were not suited for such dangers.
Su Mo did not object because he had no confidence he could take everyone away.
If they were unable to leave, the more people he took along with him, the more deaths.
In the end, Su Mo discussed the matter with them for a while, before ordering them back to make their own arrangements.
Meanwhile, Su Mo calmly awaited the arrival of the Trial Testers in the Firmament Palace.