Chapter 677: Gone Too Far
The Blood-plate Manor occupied a large area, and the Talents’ Grand Gathering was held in its backyard.
A big square, paved with white marbles, was glittering with white rays of light.
The Square was at the center with many pavilions nicely spread around it.
The pavilions were large and spacious and could easily accommodate a few hundred people.
Seven of the pavilions stood out from the rest, as they were lofty.
The names of the top powers were written on the nameplates that were hanging on these seven pavilions.
These were the seven top powers in the East Continent!
When Su Mo and his company arrived, many of the pavilions were already filled with people.
The place was bustling with noise.
These people were experts, and those with even the lowest cultivation were at the True Darkness Realm. There were many Martial King Realm and Martial Royal Realm martial artists from the older generation.
Many people looked at Su Mo and his company when they arrived.
When the experts from the older generation saw Huangfu Qing, they called out to him.
“Hohoho, how have you been, gentlemen?”Huangfu Qing smiled at them and cupped his fist.
Although they were from different sects and might even have strife with one another, they behaved amicably on the surface.
The people looked at Huangfu Qing and then turned to look at Su Mo and his Seniors.
When they realized that their cultivation was low, with Jun Wuxi being the highest among them at Lv 6 True Darkness Realm, they paid no attention to them.
Some of the young geniuses recognized Su Mo and looked amused. After all, he had been quite well-known in the East Continent recently.
They were curious about him, but as his cultivation was too low, they did not take him to heart.
Huangfu Qing brought Su Mo and his Seniors to one of the big pavilions meant for the Celestialspirit Sect.
Around 200 chairs that were made of purple sandalwood had been neatly placed in the pavilion, and the four of them found seats for themselves.
The other eight peaks of Celestialspirit Sect had not reached the manor, and Su Mo and his company were the first few to arrive.
Su Mo sat in the pavilion and started to size up the people at the other pavilions.
There were fewer people in the other smaller pavilions, and they were second to the seven top powers. Not many of them were qualified to participate in the Talents’ Grand Gathering, and there were only slightly more than 10 people in every pavilion.
Out of the six big pavilions, three of them were empty. It was apparent that they had not arrived.
Three of the pavilions were fully packed with people, and one of them looked impressive. Most of the people were dressed in black robes, and it was apparent that they were from Cold-blood Hall.
There were quite a number of them from Cold-blood Hall. There were at least 100 disciples led by 10 older experts.
Su Mo was shocked when he saw a middle-aged man standing in front of the people from Cold-blood Hall.
The man was dressed differently. He was robed in red and looked as though he had just walked out of a blood pool. His hair and eyebrows were red as well.
Su Mo squinted his eyes and recognized the man.
When they were at the Firmament Palace, Xue Mo had summoned this man as Su Mo was about to kill him.
The middle-aged man in red seemed to have sensed someone looking at him and opened his eyes. A sanguine light flashed across his eyes as he looked at Su Mo.
Su Mo’s body trembled, and there was a loud explosion in his head. Blood then flowed down from the corner of his mouth.
“Eh?” When Huangfu Qing saw it, he immediately waved his hand, and an invisible air shield covered Su Mo up.
“Blood Emperor, are you intending to start a fight with me?” Huangfu Qing looked at the middle-aged man in red and shouted coldly.
When the middle-aged man in red heard it, he sneered and said in a hoarse voice, “Huangfu Qing, is he your disciple? He’s pretty good!”
Huangfu Qing’s and the middle-aged man in red’s conflict made the people in the other pavilions stop talking and look curiously at them.
”Blood Emperor, how can you injure my disciple before my eyes? You have shown no regard for me!” Huangfu Qing’s face turned cold, and he looked sharply at the middle-aged man in red.
If it had been someone else, Huangfu Qing would have killed him. However, he was wary of the middle-aged man in red.
This man was the Blood Emperor, the Deputy Hall Master of Cold-Blood Hall. He was second to the Hall Master, and he was powerful.
When Blood Emperor heard what Huangfu Qing had said, he said nonchalantly, “Huangfu Qing, if you think that you can defeat me, I don’t mind challenging you. However, if you have no confidence in doing so, don’t mess up this gathering.”
“You…!” Huangfu Qing was stunned and after a while, he suppressed his anger. He was indeed not confident in defeating Blood Emperor.
The two of them did not say another word. They were well aware of each other’s strength and would not get into a fight. They were only having a verbal strife.
It was apparent that Huangfu Qing was made speechless by what the Blood Emperor had said.
“Su Mo, are you alright?” Huangfu Qing looked at Su Mo and asked with a frown.
“I’m fine, Master. Don’t worry!” Su Mo shook his head. He was not seriously injured as Blood Emperor did not use too much force. He probably did not want to enrage Huangfu Qing.
“That’s great!” Huangfu Qing nodded. He flipped his palm over, and a green elixir appeared on his hand.
“Take this, and you’ll recover immediately!” Huangfu Qing said.
“Thank you, Master!” Su Mo took it and swallowed it down.
When the elixir entered his stomach, it washed down his body like boiling water and made him feel good.
Su Mo immediately recovered from his injury.
This is an amazing healing elixir!
Su Mo was shocked. The power of this elixir was stronger than all the healing elixirs that he had taken before.
In only two breaths, Su Mo had fully recovered from his injury.
Although Su Mo had recovered, he felt cold within.* “Cold-blood Hall is too egregious!”*
He felt another pair of vicious eyes looking at him from the pavilion of Cold-blood Hall.
He lifted up his head and saw a young man sitting behind Blood Emperor, dressed in red as well.
He was Xue Mo!
Xue Mo looked at Su Mo and gave him an evil smile.
“Su Mo, I haven’t seen you for some time! I didn’t expect you to join Celestialspirit Sect!” Xue Mo moved his lips and spoke to Su Mo using the Dark Force telephathy.
Su Mo did not reply but simply looked at him with killing desire.
“I remember what you have done. I’ll make sure you pay for it with your life!” Xue Mo continued.
Xue Mo was nearly killed by Su Mo at Firmament Palace. If he had not summoned his father’s Mind at that crucial moment, he would have died.
Xue Mo had not forgotten this, and now was his chance to take revenge!