Chapter 717: Killing Yun Shan!
Xiao Yan laughed out loud as a craziness surfaced on his face. The Dou Qi within his body madly followed his veins and surged onto his fist. Finally, it smashed ruthlessly toward Yun Shan's heart. It was just about to strike its target when a sharp female cry suddenly sounded from the open ground below.
"Xiao Yan, don't!"
The familiar voice caused Xiao Yan's fist to pause. His gaze involuntarily shifted down and immediately saw Yun Yun's pretty pale-white face that was filled with a plea.
The state of mind of Xiao Yan that was filled with killing intent began to tremble a little when he saw the pretty pale-white face that was covered with a pleading look. He was not totally unaffected by the words and actions of this woman…
The time over the entire sky appeared to have stilled at this moment. A countless number of gazes stared intently at the young man in the sky without blinking. His next action would determine the fate of the Misty Cloud Sect!
The fists of Hai Bodong and the others were clenched tightly. They almost involuntarily felt like jumping on the spot the moment they saw Xiao Yan's punch stopped by Yun Yun's sharp cry. As long as he ruthlessly gave the punch at this moment, they would truly win this bet of theirs where they had given all that they had.
"Give the blow!"
Jia Xing Tian, Hai Bodong ,and the others were staring with big eyes amid this silent sky. Their breathing gradually became rough and their faces were completely flushed because of the anxiety in their hearts. The veins on their hands pulsed, appearing extremely shocking. However, they did not dare to emit the slightest sound at this moment despite the unusual anxiety in their hearts. They could only roar out loud with all their might within their hearts.
Most of the factions had gambled their entire clan in today's big battle. They would undoubtedly gain great benefits if they won. However, if they were to unluckily lose, they would truly have to face the danger of the destruction of their clans.
Yet, this so-called victory was all determined by this one punch by Xiao Yan.
They would win the bet if the punch fell!
They would lose if the punch was withdrawn. Moreover, once Yun Shan managed to catch his breath after this instant, a great shocking change might occur in the subsequent battle!
Yao Lao's gaze in the sky a short distance away was also focused intently on Xiao Yan, whose eyes were flickering. He did not make any noise to interrupt him. Yao Lao knew that this young man, whom he had watched growing up, would not disappoint him.
The sky was silent. A countless number of gazes that contained various emotions crossed each other in the sky. They were all waiting for the final ending of this big battle today!
Xiao Yan's lowered gaze paused on Yun Yun's pitiful pale-white face. An instant gentleness appeared in his eyes at that instant.
The transformation of the glint in Xiao Yan's eyes was clearly absorbed into Yun Yun's eyes. The paleness on her face immediately became fainter. She knew that by speaking and interrupting Xiao Yan at this moment, she was a little rude and unreasonable without caring for the other party's feeling. However, no matter how one put it, she was a member of the Misty Cloud Sect. That Yun Shan was her teacher who had personally groom her. Although Yun Shan's actions these few years caused their relationship to fade greatly, this was not enough of a reason for Yun Yun to personally witness Yun Shan being killed by Xiao Yan's hands.
Xiao Yan suddenly withdrew his gaze just as the paleness on Yun Yun's face became a little fainter. The gentleness within his eyes instantly disappeared. Replacing it was an extremely dense hatred and killing intent. He had already said that no one could stop him from killing Yun Shan, even if this person were Yun Yun, who had a complicated relationship with him!
"Yun Yun, there must be someone who has to repay the blood debt of the Xiao clan! A blood debt must be repaid by blood. Everyone can forget about escaping from it."
An indifferent voice was softly emitted from Xiao Yan's mouth before drifting over the entire open ground.
Yun Yun's somewhat less pale face had instantly turned colorless when this voice sounded. Her lovely body trembled and a mist appeared within her eyes.
Xiao Yan's eyes suddenly became stern after his soft voice sounded. The fist which had paused because of Yun Yun's sharp cry earlier suddenly trembled. Immediately, it carried the last remaining strength within Xiao Yan and violently struck the spot of Yun Shan's chest where his heart was located in front of many shocked and joyful eyes!
A bang sounded!
A low, deep muffled sound appeared in the sky the moment the fist made contact, causing the hearts of a countless number of people to violently jump along with it.
The fist was affixed to the chest in front of Yun Shan terrified eyes. Immediately, a powerful force surged out explosively like floodwaters!
A deep sound appeared and a wave of bone-cracking sounds quickly appeared. This time around, it did not originate from Yun Shan's body but from the fist of the savage Xiao Yan, whose eyes revealed a craziness. Due to the strength of this blow being overly great, the reaction force had caused the bones on Xiao Yan's fist to reveal some crack lines!
"Old dog, this punch is for my father!"
"Old dog, this punch is for my mother!"
"This punch is for those Xiao clan members who died!"
"This punch is because you have caused the lifespan of my second brother to shrink!"
"This punch is because you have caused my big brother to become a cripple!"
Xiao Yan completely ignored the intense pain that was transmitted from his fist. His eyes were bloody right as his fist danced once again. Immediately, he viciously smashed it at Yun Shan like a lunatic. Furious roars sounded one after another each time his fist danced!
"Grug! Grug! Grug! Grug!"
Yun Shan's chest was clearly dented a little inward after this crazy attack by Xiao Yan. A redness surged up onto his face and a large mouthful of fresh blood that contained some fragmented internal organs was wildly thrown up, dying Xiao Yan's body in front of him with fresh blood. However, Xiao Yan completely ignored it as his fist repeatedly and angrily smashed down. That crazy-like manner was filled with a coldness.
Yun Yun's pretty face was completely void of any blood color as she looked at Yun Shan who was falling swiftly from the sky as well as that seemingly crazy Xiao Yan above him. Her knees became weak as she finally sat on the ground in a paralyzed manner. Her delicate hand covered the many painful swallowing sounds that her mouth emitted. She could tell just what kind of extent Xiao Yan's hatred had reached from the sharp and stern roar emitted from him.
This kind of hatred could only be washed by using fresh blood!.
The entire place was silent in the face of Xiao Yan's crazy attacks and the rapidly vanishing signs of life from the falling Yun Shan. Only Yun Yun's low forced saliva swallowing sound reverberated across the open ground.
Hai Bodong, Jia Xing Tian, and the others all let out a long sigh of relief when they saw Xiao Yan's fist containing a fury as well as killing intent strike Yun Shan's body. They sat down on the treetop. The anxiety from earlier had nearly caused them to collapse.
"This little fellow… seems that he has suffered quite a bit during these two. This old dog Yun Shan could be said to be reaping what he has sown," Hai Bodong softly muttered after raising his head to look at Xiao Yan who was emitting a fury roar
"Today, it seems that the Misty Cloud Sect will have its name removed from the Jia Ma Empire…".
Jia Xing Tian nodded slightly. Although the Misty Cloud Sect was a large and strong in the past, they had become a chaotic faction of players who had greatly fallen.
"Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!"
Another heavy punch viciously smashed Yun Shan's already sunken chest. Xiao Yan's body swayed and the Jade Green Lotus Flame paled. His right fist was lowered and curled into a strange arc. That crazy attack earlier had resulted in the cracks on Xiao Yan's bones to spread. His fist bones quivered until it cracked apart significantly
Yun Shan's face was covered with fresh blood. He slowly closed his eyes in fear and dissatisfaction. In his weakest state, the wild and crazy attack that he faced was something that would undoubtedly result in Yun Shan's death regardless of how crazily one attacked.
Xiao Yan stared intently at Yun Shan whose aura was becoming increasingly weaker before it finally disappeared. This caused Xiao Yan's tightly clenched heart to relax. A wave-like tiredness surged onto his face, causing his eyes to miss something. A moment later, his lost all of its strength as it plummeted to the ground. Even someone like Yun Shan would need to avoid smashing into such a hard surface.
"Xiu! Xiu! Xiu! Xiu! Xiu! Xiu!"
A shadow flashed through the sky and pulled at Xiao Yan just as the latter was about to hit the ground.
Xiao Yan's blurry sight swept the area in front of him. He looked at that familiar old face and smiled weakly. His voice was so soft that it could not be heard, "Teacher… I have succeeded…"
Yao Lao softly sighed when he saw the weak smile on Xiao Yan's blood covered face. He pulled at Xiao Yan's slightly deformed wrist and said, "You are too crazy. You will likely need to recuperate for a long while because of these injuries…"
Xiao Yan was half-conscious as he heard Yao Lao's words. He suddenly recalled something and struggled to open his eyes. He looked at the falling corpse of Yun Shan that was about to strike the ground and hurriedly said, "Quick. Capture that fellow's corpse. A skeleton of an elite Dou Zong…"
Yao Lao was initially startled when he heard this. His heart was immediately filled with warmth as he smiled and nodded. His body rushed toward Yun Shan's corpse in a lightning-like manner.
"Tsk tsk, Yao Chen, you are a little slow to act…" A black figure cut through the air like lightning and instantly appeared beside Yun Shan's body just as Yao Lao was about to move. The figure grabbed Yun Shan's body. It was actually that Protector Wu.
"You are seeking death!" Yao Lao's expression sank as he cried out sharply upon seeing the actions of Protector Wu
"Tsk tsk, it is not certain just who is the one seeking death!" Protector Wu laughed in a strange manner. The black fog on his hand flowed and it immediately slapped viciously on the top of Yun Shan's head. Finally, he pulled with his strength and an unconscious illusionary spiritual body was pulled out forcefully from Yun Shan's body by Protector Wu.
"This protector said that I will capture and bring Yun Shan back to the 'Hall of Souls' today regardless of what kind of hefty price I have to pay!"
Protector Wu emitted a dark, cold laugh after forcefully pulling out Yun Shan's spirit in front of all the shocked gazes present. His hands immediately and abruptly changed into numerous strange and cumbersome hand seals. A moment later, a sharp cry suddenly resounded across the sky!
"Nine Forest Swallowing Hundred Spirit!"
The sharp cry sounded and an unusual black fog suddenly surged out from within Protector Wu's body before wrapping the spiritual body of Yun Shan within it. Immediately, numerous chewing sounds were creepily and slowly emitted from the black fog.
The expressions of everyone had become unusually ugly at this moment!
Chapter 718: Unexpected Turn of Events
The huge open ground had turned unusually quiet at this very moment. Everyone's faces were dull as they looked at this sudden unexpected change that had occurred. Some of the Elders from the Misty Cloud Sect were all at a loss. Was this mysterious Protector Wu not the sect leader's helper? Why…
The chewing sound reverberated across the unusually quiet sky. Some people could imagine just what kind of frightening scene was happening within the black fog. A person's body became chilly just thinking about it.
"What happened?" Xiao Yan was also shocked by this sudden scene. He tried his best to struggle and prevent himself from falling unconscious. He took out a medicinal pill from his storage ring and stuffed it into his mouth. He soon sensed the warm energy that appeared within his empty body. His blurry vision was also slightly clearer as his gaze stared intently at the cluster of black fog before asking in surprise.
"That fellow seems to have swallowed Yun Shan's spirit…" Yao Lao's face was unusually solemn at this moment. He could sense the a dark, cold, unusual aura within the black fog was swiftly becoming stronger.
Xiao Yan's expression changed slightly when he heard this. It was unexpected that this Protector Wu was actually so ruthless. He had drawn out Yun Shan's spirit without a word before swallowing it. From the looks of it, it seemed that today's matter was not over.
"The experts from the 'Hall of Souls' are extremely strange. It is unexpected that they are actually able to forcefully swallow spirits to increase their strength. However, according to what I think, this kind of Secret Technique should have an extremely great side effect. Even if he could successfully swallow Yun Shan's spirit at this moment, it is likely that he will have to pay quite a hefty price in the future. Otherwise, he would not wait until this moment to use it." Yao Lao spoke in a deep voice.
"What do we do next?" The corner of Xiao Yan's mouth twitched. The intense pain that was transmitted from his wrist caused his arm to repeatedly tremble. However, this moment was not the time for him to recuperate. Hence, he could only ask his question in a solemn manner.
"We cannot allow him to successfully swallow Yun Shan's spirit!" Yao Lao narrowed his eyes. A cold glint immediately flashed through his eyes. He waved his sleeves and a rich 'Bone Chilling Flame' appeared before rushing toward the cluster of black fog.
The dense white flame flew across the sky. However, just as it was about to knock into the black fog, the latter suddenly fluctuated intensely. A dark, cold fog immediately surged out and collided with the flame. The two eroded each other before finally turning into nothingness.
"Tsk tsk, Yao Chen, do you think you can break the Secret Technique of our 'Hall of Souls'?" A strange dark laugh was emitted as the black fog fluctuated. The voice immediately changed and resounded through the sky, "Since Yun Shan is currently dead, there is no longer a need to support the Misty Cloud Sect. It is time that I should take some things back!"
The expressions of all the Elders changed drastically when they heard the dark laughter being emitted from the black fog. They immediately seem to understand something and all of them hurriedly withdrew.
However, just as their bodies moved, a strange suction force suddenly erupted from the cluster of black fog. This suction force swept in all directions. It did not pose much harm to an ordinary person but some of the bodies of those Misty Cloud Sect's Elders who had turned around and fled suddenly stiffened. Their bodies stopped like puppets and a painful expression surged onto their faces, causing them to appear unusually distorted and ferocious.
"What are you doing?" Yun Yun's pretty face also changed greatly when they saw the distorted painful faces of the Misty Cloud Sect's Elders. Some of these Elders were the mainstay of the Misty Cloud Sect. If any mishap were to happen to them, the Misty Cloud Sect would truly be finished.
Yun Yun suddenly felt a powerful Dou Qi gradually surface within her body while she shouted. She was startled before immediately understanding that the seal that Yun Shan had placed on her body had begun to automatically disappear following his fall. The automatic undoing of the seal at this moment caused the despair on her face to become even denser.
"Tsk tsk, they received their strength from my 'Hall of Souls'. Otherwise, how can the strength of your Misty Cloud Sect soar so greatly within three short years? Since you have obtained the benefit, it is currently time to pay the price for it." A dark, cold laugh was emitted from the black fog.
"Out! Out! Out!"
The cold cry of Protector Wu suddenly appeared. Immediately, the bodies of over a dozen Misty Cloud Sect's Elders immediately became flaccid as they fell. Numerous illusionary spiritual bodies floated out from them in all directions and slowly rose into the air amid a countless number of shocked eyes. Finally, they were all absorbed into that cluster of black fog.
Yun Yun's lovely body trembled as she looked at the Misty Cloud Sect's Elders who had instantly lost their lives. A green color gradually surged on her pretty face. A moment later, a furious sharp cry resounded over the place as a powerful Dou Qi surged out from her body!
"Bastard! Return their spirits!"
A pair of green-colored Dou Qi wings swiftly surfaced on her back as Yun Yun's pretty face turned green. She immediately flapped her wings and instantly rushed into the sky before rushing over to that cluster of black fog.
"Humph, overestimating your own strength! A smelly fool who thinks too highly of one's strength!"
Protector Wu within the black fog emitted a cold laugh when he sensed Yun Yun rushing over. A black-colored arrow aura suddenly shot at Yun Yun's forehead.
Yun Yun's pretty face was ice-cold. She moved her finger and a thread of sharp sword aura rushed out from the tip of her finger before violently colliding with that arrow force. Finally, it completely disappeared, having offset this attack by the other party. Yun Yun flapped her wings and appeared beside the black fog. A sharp green-colored longsword, that gave off a bright luster, appeared. The sword shook. It carried a sharp sword cry and a sharp sword aura as it rushed toward the black fog.
Bang! Bang! Bang! …
The sword aura had just left when a low, deep sound was emitted from the black fog. The black fog suddenly surged and swallowed the sword aura before swiftly scattering in front of Yun Yun. The black fog surged and a majestic energy rushed toward Yun Yun.
Powerful Dou Qi hurriedly surfaced from Yun Yun's body as she sensed the swiftly scattering black fog. After which, it collided with the black fog.
Yun Yun's body appeared to have received a heavy blow when the energy explosion sounded. She swiftly fell from the sky. Only after a couple of flaps from the wings on her back did she manage to stabilize her body while wearing a pale face. Given her strength, it was indeed difficult for her to contend with Protector Wu.
"I'm afraid that it is over for this Misty Cloud Sect…" Xiao Yan looked at the Misty Cloud Sect's Elders who were devoid of any lifeforce. After which, he took another glance at the pale-faced Yun Yun before shaking his head and speaking softly.
"The greatest problem now is not the Misty Cloud Sect but that fellow." Yao Lao's expression was solemn. He could sense that Protector Wu's aura had already been strengthened to a somewhat frightening extent after having absorbed the spirits of Yun Shan and a couple of Elders from the Misty Cloud Sect. It was difficult for the victor to be decided when these two engaged in the big fight earlier. However, now Protector Wu's strength had soared and even Yao Lao was not confident that he could defeat Protector Wu.
Xiao Yan smiled bitterly and nodded. Now that the Dou Qi in his body had been completely exhausted, he no longer had even a little strength left. Even if he wanted to lend a hand, he did not have the ability to do so.
"The defensive layer of black fog when this fellow is swallowing spirits is unusually strong. It looks like it is impossible to interrupt… there might be some trouble today." Yao Lao sighed. He turned his head to look at Xiao Yan by the side while a flicker was revealed in his eyes.
This was the first time that Xiao Yan had heard that uneasiness and lack of confidence in Yao Lao's words during all these years. His blood covered face changed a little as he spoke in a deep voice, "No matter what happens, I will not let teacher fall into the hands of the 'Hall of Souls'!"
Yao Lao smiled and patted Xiao Yan's shoulders. He slowly said, "Just do your best. I have taught you whatever I can teach you. You will have to rely on yourself for everything else. Ke ke, the 'Hall of Souls' might be strong but sooner or later, there will be a day that you will be able to contend with them."
Xiao Yan's heart suddenly tightened when he heard that Yao Lao was actually using a tone to settle the matters in the event of his death.
The ripple of that cluster of black fog grew increasingly more intense while the two of them conversed softly. In the end, it seemed to be boiling as it repeatedly spat out black circles into the sky. After the black circle was spat out, the black fog began to swiftly shrink. A moment later, a human figure who was completely covered by a dark-black armor slowly appeared in front of everyone's line of sight.
The black-colored armor was dark and deep in color. It was made of an unknown material and was covered with strange lines. At a detailed glance, they were actually numerous ferocious looking human head lines. If one were to take an even more careful glance, one would discover that these human heads were those of the Misty Cloud Sect's Elders whose spirits were forcefully sucked away.
This unusual dark scene caused everyone present to feel intimidated. Their hands and feet were ice-cold.
Protector Wu revealed himself once again. A dark, cold aura that was at least a couple of times stronger than earlier slowly rose. Finally, it covered the entire Misty Cloud Mountain. At this moment, the originally clear sky also turned dark as a chilly wind blew one after another.
"This vicious demon!"
Yun Yun's entire body trembled as she looked at the human heads that had surfaced on the unusual armor, which were filled with pain. She clenched her silver teeth tightly. An unusual fury caused her pretty face to become slightly distorted!
"This protector's target is Yao Chen and it has nothing to do with you. If you continue to act fretfully, this protector will first eliminate your Misty Cloud Sect before even Xiao Yan can." Protector Wu who had appeared glanced indifferently at Yun Yun and laughed in a dark, cold manner.
Yun Yun inhaled a deep breath of air. She slowly suppressed her fluctuating mood. She immediately waved her delicate hand and an angry cry resounded across the sky.
"All Misty Cloud Sect's disciples, deacons, Elders, listen up!"
"Form the formation!"
The countless number of Misty Cloud Sect's disciples on the open ground were initially startled when they heard Yun Yun's order before immediately agreeing with a united furious sound. They let out numerous orderly voices before sitting cross-legged on the ground. Finally, waves of unceasing white-colored energy fog surged out from all directions.
Protector Wu immediately let out a dark, cold laugh when he saw Yun Yun's action. However, just as she was about to act, a sharp forceful sword aura suddenly shot to the sky from the mountain behind the Misty Cloud Sect. A clear, sharp whistle resounded in everyone's ears.
A powerful aura suddenly surged from behind the mountain the moment the sword whistle sounded.
"This aura…" Xiao Yan was slightly startled in the sky before he suddenly narrowed his eyes.