Chapter 405: A Grim Situation
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At Peak Lv 3 True Spirit Realm, Jin Yang could easily kill an average martial artist below Lv 5 True Spirit Realm.
He was extremely brutal and each of his attacks was designed to kill.
He couldn’t wait to kill all the people on Gale Island. Hatred had bred in his heart when Su Mo had seriously injured him previously, which had forced him to forgo the Top-100-talent Competition.
Furthermore, Scorching Sun Sect and Gale Island had never gotten along, with small skirmishes between the two sects happening often. This time, he would take the chance to completely destroy Gale Island.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
This battle involving thousands of True Spirit Realm experts created a spectacular scene. Multi-colored radiance shot across the sky, and a powerful wave of Genuine Vitality swept across the surrounding area.
From time to time, the corpses of those who perished would fall from the sky and land heavily on the ground.
Two Lv 9 True Spirit Realm martial artists had combined forces to attack Elder Wei. But as Elder Wei had been at Peak Lv 9 True Spirit Realm for the longest time, he was powerful enough to withstand joint attacks without being defeated.
With a loud smash, Elder Wei was knocked back thousands of meters. He quickly retrieved a Messenger Jade Charm and sent an urgent message.
Elder Wei was afraid that today would be Gale Island’s doomsday!
Gale Island’s owner, Yuan Tu, was up against fire-refining Cultivator from Scorching Sun Sect. They were both at Peak Lv 1 Enlightment Realm. Their battle was conducted dozens of kilometers above, just beyond the sea of clouds, away from the rest of the battles.
Jin Yan, master of Scorching Sun Sect, was up against Gale Island’s Highest Elder Qing Pingzi. With both of them at Lv 1 Enlightenment Realm, their battle also generated earth-shattering explosions.
“Heavenly Flaming Cut!”
Jin Yan waved his three-meter long war saber and a sky full of flames rushed toward Qing Pingzi.
Qing Pingzi growled fiercely and pushed out with both palms. Countless palm prints headed toward the inferno.
The resulting explosion was earth-shattering and caused several buildings on Gale Island to collapse.
Jin Yan was evenly matched with Qing Pingzi, and both fought ferociously. It was hard to tell who had the upper hand.
Most disciples of Gale Island stared fixedly at the ongoing battles, their faces pale. The decisive battles were those that island owner Yuan Tu and Highest Elder Qing Pingzi were engaged in. If they were both defeated, it would signify the end of Gale Island.
Many had already decided that they would either flee immediately or pledge allegiance to Scorching Sun Sect the moment they were defeated.
The black-robed man known as ‘Elder Xue Tan’ stood tall in the sky with his hands behind his back. From his vantage point, he watched the ongoing battles with cold detachment.
If Scorching Sun Sect was able to settle this on its own, he would not need to intervene. Otherwise, it would also not be too late for him to intervene later if they were unable to wrap up things on their end.
A hundred miles away from Gale Island, a group of powerful martial artists stood above the clouds. The group cast their gazes in the direction of Gale Island.
The group was led by two people, one a middle-aged swordsman with a long sword behind him, and the other a beautiful middle-aged woman in a purple dress. These two were the Masters of Sky Rapier Sect and Sky Yuan Sect respectively.
“Yunshan, now that Scorching Sun Sect has pledged allegiance to Cold-blood Hall and have attacked Gale Island, what should we do?”
The middle-aged beauty arched her brows as she looked at the swordsman.
“Let us wait and observe!”
The middle-aged swordsman sighed, “It wouldn’t be easy for Cold-blood Hall to annihilate all six major powers of Hong Domain. They had planned to call the powers of South of Yan to surrender. I reckon this attack on Gale Island is to send us a warning!”
In the other direction, several people also stood tall above the clouds. They were all decked in python-pattern robes and had distinguished auras. One of the man even wore a crown, the mark of an emperor.
A handsome young man with piercing brows and starry eyes stood among them. He was Luo Qianfan.
Luo Qianfan had a powerful aura, as he had attained True Spirit Realm.
“Father, what should we do?”
Luo Qianfan was solemn and his eyes were fixed on Gale Island.
Luo Qianfan couldn’t help but feel helpless as it was known that the imperial family of Skymoon was puppets of the four sects. Although they were the imperial family, in reality, they were controlled by the four sects.
For hundreds of years, the imperial family had constantly dreamt of rebelling against the four sects, so that they could reign truly over Skymoon Country.
After centuries of surreptitious planning, the true strength of the imperial family was no longer weaker than any of the four sects.
The imperial family even had two powerful martial artists who had attained the Enlightenment Realm in their midst.
Luo Qianfan was the most talented person the imperial family had seen for centuries. With his Martial Soul at Rank 4 Earth Class, he had to hide his talent and change his name to become part of the Luo family, in order not to arouse the attention of the four sects.
The imperial family had amassed enough strength for an attack on the four sects when the matter concerning Cold-blood Hall cropped up.
“Thirteenth son, the power of Cold-blood Hall is not one we can go up against. Although most of their power is concentrated in the North of Yan River, they also have a branch at South of Yan River, the Red Blood Branch. Red Blood Branch’s aim is to have all the major powers here pledge allegiance to them. They only plan to make an example of Gale Island to show the major powers that they are capable of!”
The middle-aged man with a crown sighed. “As the imperial family, we must continue to keep our true strength under wraps. Thankfully, the outside world still thinks we are merely puppets of the four sects, and don’t pose a threat!”
He looked at Luo Qianfan and said, “Thirteenth son, you are the most talented among the many princes. I hope you don’t disappoint me!”
Luo Qianfan nodded solemnly. Precious few people knew his identity as the thirteenth prince of Skymoon Country.
The middle-aged man wearing a crown was Luo Qianfan’s father, and also the Emperor of Skymoon Country.
As he watched Gale Island’s very survival being threatened, Luo Qianfan couldn’t help but think of Su Mo, that extraordinarily talented youth.
Su Mo who had won first place by defeating all the Disciples of Sky Alliance during the Outer Disciple Competition!
He had also won 151 consecutive battles at Four Seas Arena in Imperial City, establishing his name across Skymoon Country!
He had also seriously injured one of the Four Talents of Skymoon Country, Jin Yang, during Sky Rapier Sect’s selection trials for spots at the Top-100-talent Competition!
As if that wasn’t enough, Su Mo had shocked them all again by defeating all the top talents in Hong Domain, surpassing all in his generation during the Top-100-talent Competition!
After the Top-100-talent Competition, Su Mo’s name had spread far and wide across Hong Domain and he became a figure that everyone knew of.
Remembering Su Mo’s strength, Luo Qianfan hesitated before saying, “Father, I still wish you could extend a hand to Gale Island!”
“Thirteenth son, you have always been clever and dependable. Why are you so rash this time?”
The Emperor’s brows knit together as he continued, “If we, as the imperial family, step in, we would expose ourselves to the world, and put ourselves in even greater danger!”
Luo Qianfan paused to mull over it for a moment, well aware of the risks involved. He continued, “Su Mo’s talent is extraordinary, and he has a bright future ahead of him. If he continues to improve at this trajectory, no one in the Hong Domain would be his match!”
The Emperor of Skymoon Country nodded and acknowledged the point. He replied, “Thirteenth son, father knows your thoughts. You wish to build a good relationship with Su Mo before he has fully matured, and to capitalise on his power in the future!”
Luo Qianfan nodded.
“However, this is the future we speak of. Whether Su Mo can mature is still an unknown variable. If Su Mo goes against Cold-blood Hall, they would never let him continue to develop at his current pace!”
The emperor of Skymoon Country shook his head, and continued, “Therefore, we cannot put the entire imperial family at risk for the sake of a talent who has not yet fully matured!”
Luo Qianfan sighed at his words. He was well aware of these facts, but he had a feeling that Su Mo would not perish easily.
This person had the ability to create miracles and set new records every single time, and could even be said to be an out of the world talent!
While father and son were engrossed in their discussion, the balance shifted in the battle of Gale Island.