Chapter 566: In Jeopardy!
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
Inside the imperial palace, a large number of martial artists had gathered.
Qing Pingzi, Elder Wei, and the others from Firmament Sect, Su Hong, Su Tai and the Sus; as well as Luo Qianfan and Emperor of Skymoon Country, had all assembled in the middle of the square of the imperial palace. Many other experts from the imperial family had also gathered alongside the group.
“What should we do? The formation will soon collapse, and they will attack us!”
“We’re doomed. The Imperial family of Skymoon is completely doomed this time!”
“How are we going to defend ourselves from five martial artists of the Enlightenment Realm?”
Their panicked voices rang across the square, and the faces of the Imperial family of Skymoon were ghastly pale. They were all trapped within the palace with nowhere to run.
Despair was written on the faces of the Sus and the people of Firmament Sect. The end seemed to be approaching!
As soon as the defensive formation was compromised, the experts of Cold-blood Hall, Sky Rapier Sect, and Sky Yuan Sect would rush in for the attack.
There was no way they could defend themselves against five Enlightenment Realm experts and the hundreds of True Spirit Realm experts who would certainly ensue.
They were outnumbered with only three Enlightenment Realm experts on their side: Gale Island Highest Elder, Qing Pingzi, Emperor of Skymoon Country, and a patriach of the imperial family.
Moreover, these three were all only of Lv 1 Enlightenment Realm, while the enemies from Cold-blood Hall were of Lv 2 and Lv 3 Enlightenment Realm.
Their opponents had twice the amount of martial artists as did the Enlightenment Realm, which was a complete disadvantage!
“Father, what should we do?” Luo Qianfan asked the Emperor of Skymoon Country solemnly as he looked at the defensive formation on the verge of collapse.
The Emperor of Skymoon Country remained silent for a while before speaking, “This defensive formation will not be able to last for long. We can only gather to jointly reinforce the formation, and do our best to buy time.” He said with a grave face.
The Emperor of Skymoon Country sighed inwardly. “Had he really placed his bet on the wrong person? The entire imperial family was now jeopardized because of Su Mo, whose whereabouts was yet unknown!”
“Ok!” Luo Qianfan nodded immediately.
There was a commotion in the crowd even before Luo Qianfan could take action.
A handsome young man from the imperial family turned suddenly to the Sus and scolded, “If it weren’t a member of your family that left the imperial palace, Cold-blood Hall wouldn’t come after us!”
His face was full of anger, his eyes furious.
Hearing his words, many members of the imperial family also turned to glare angrily at the Sus.
“That’s right! It is you Sus that got us all into trouble!”
“We really should’ve handed you over to them!”
“We shouldn’t have taken you in!”
Many members of the imperial family shouted angrily, full of resentment at the Sus.
Su Hong and the rest of the Sus turned pale but were unable to refute their accusations.
They had been accepted by the imperial family to hide in the imperial palace. It was because they accidentally revealed themselves that the wrath of Cold-blood Hall would soon be brought upon everyone.
Amongst the Sus, a handsome young man lowered his face in shame.
Beside him stood a beautiful young lady.
The young man was Su Yu and the young woman, Liu Yushan.
Si Yu was a disciple of Sky Yuan Sect. He had joined his family, seeking refuge in the imperial palace.
Three days ago while sneaking out of the imperial palace, to bring in Liu Yushan, he was discovered by Cold-blood Hall.
It was all his fault. He had brought this upon everyone and he was now bitterly regretting it!
“Stop this, everyone!” Luo Qianfan admonished sternly. “The enemy is right at our door, we must remain calm!”
His words were powerfully spoken and silenced the entire imperial family.
As a Lv 6 True Spirit Realm martial artist and the most talented prince of the imperial family, Luo Qianfan was held in high regard among imperial family.
At his stern command, no one dared make a sound.
“Alright! We now need to work together to overcome this!” Luo Qianfan relaxed a little when he saw that the crowd had quietened. “Everyone, follow me to reinforce the formation!”
He too, was unhappy about the situation. It was he who requested that the imperial family protected the Sus and the Firmament Sect, and now with trouble coming after them it was too late to regret his decision.
He could only try his best to unite everyone and hope that their combined forces would give them a slim chance of survival.
The crowd knew that it was too late to point fingers, as well. Immediately, they began working on reinforcing their defensive formation.
The formation base of the defensive formation was located in a large hall. Hundreds of people entered the hall and jointly poured their Vital Spirit and Genuine Vitality into the formation base.
As they began to reinforce the defensive formation, the cracks disappeared and the formation stabilized.
Outside the imperial palace, the three black-robed men of Cold-blood Hall, Yu Shan, and the others paused when they noticed the formation had stabilized.
“Elder Xue Yu, the formation has been reinforced. We won’t be able to break through for now!” Master of Sky Rapier Sect, Yun Shan, yelled to the black-robed man of the Lv 3 Enlightenment Realm.
That black-robed man was already livid when he saw the improvement of the formation, and Yun Shan’s words had only angered him more. “Do you think I cannot see it for myself? I don’t need your useless commentary!” He thundered.
Yun Shan was inwardly annoyed, but he dared not show his anger as Cold-blood Hall now dominated even the Hong Domain. No one dared to provoke them!
Some of the larger powers of Hong Domain had completely submitted themselves to the Cold-blood Hall. Those who did not bow to Cold-blood Hall had all been erased.
Sky Rapier Sect and Sky Yuan Sect did not wish to be annihilated and could only submit themselves to Cold-blood Hall’s rule!
Elder Xue Yu was furious. He had not expected that a puny Imperial family of Skymoon would have initiated a defensive formation.
“Go on attacking, everyone! This formation will not hold for long!” Elder Xue Yu commanded after a moment’s pause, and added, “Once we break the formation, kill all the men within the palace, and all the women will be for you to enjoy!”
He then took the lead. A gigantic bloody claw tore through the skies and slammed against the formation air shield.
The air shield waved drastically, but remained firm.
Few within the group of True Spirit Realm experts showed joy at Elder Xue Yu’s words. On the contrary, disgust was seen on most of their faces.
They were all of Sky Rapier Sect and Sky Yuan Sect and were not genuinely loyal to Cold-blood Hall, even if they had pledged allegiance to them.
Everyone from Cold-blood Hall was ruthless animals. They were not. Nor, did they wish to do the dirty work for Cold-blood Hall.
However, now that they served under a new master they had no choice but to obey orders, if they didn’t want to die.
Immediately, hundreds of them launched a joint and ferocious attack on the defensive formation.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Mighty explosions continued to rock the formation. The huge defensive formation began to teeter.
Although the defensive formation had not yet cracked, it wouldn’t last long, given the current situation.