Chapter 1173: Internal Strife of the Changyang Clan (Three)
Jian Chen uncontrollably took over ten steps back before finally nullifying the powerful force. Just as he stabilized himself, Changyang Qing Yun aggressively attacked with his second palm strike. He continued to use his full strength without showing any mercy. With the attack, the space around Jian Chen froze, trapping him once again.
Saint Kings at Great Perfection had already reached the very peak of Saint King. They were only an inch away from becoming a Saint Emperor, and they were the closest existences to Saint Emperor. Changyang Qing Yun possessed an absolute advantage over Jian Chen, who was just a Seventh Heavenly Layer Saint King.
This time, Jian Chen could not break through the frozen space in time. All he could do was watch helplessly as Changyang Qing Yun’s powerful attack rapidly drew closer. Chaotic Force wildly surged within him, having pushed the Chaotic Body to the limit already. He planned on taking the attack head-on.
At this moment, an old but straight figure suddenly appeared in front of Jian Chen. He was Changyang Zu Xiao and energy pulsed from him as tremendous amounts of World Force coiled around him. Although his vast presence was not as great as Changyang Qing Yun’s aura, he was not much weaker either. He then struck out with his palm, using invisible World Force to fend off Changyang Qing Yun’s attack.
With a great rumble, terrifying energy ripples played out in a terrifying storm, which caused the entire piece of floating land to violently shake. The energy of the world convulsed.
Changyang Qing Yun stood as still as a mountain, remaining where he was, but Changyang Zu Xiao trembled gently. The ground where he stood had sunk a little.
“Changyang Zu Xiao, what’re you doing!?” Changyang Qing Yun sharply glared at Changyang Zu Xiao.
Changyang Zu Xiao emotionlessly looked at Changyang Qing Yun. He said without any emotions whatsoever as well, “Qing Yun, are you going so far as to lay your hands so heavily on a junior? Xiangtian’s a great elder of our clan, moreover.”
“Great elder. Hmph, has there been any great elder who does not consider the clan’s development first. He may be a great elder, but he’s always been acting selfishly without considering for the clan at all. Is there any use for a great elder like that. From now on, I declare, in the name of the highest-ranking elder, that Changyang Zu Xiangtian will be removed of his position as great elder,” Changyang Qing Yun coldly announced.
“You need the agreement of the seven of us to remove a great elder from his position. Qing Yun, you don’t have the authority just by yourself,” Changyang Zu Xiao replied.
“It doesn’t matter if you remove me from the position or not. I’m no longer a member of the protector Changyang clan, and from now on, I have no connection to it either,” Jian Chen yelled as he struggled in the frozen space.
By now, a large number of people had gathered in the distance. The fight in the garden had alerted the entire inner clan. Many people hurried over from all directions, hovering high in the sky as they watch from very far away. They had all been forbidden to get anywhere near the battle by a few great elders through communication techniques, so no one dared to head over.
Killing intent filled Changyang Qing Yun’s face. He made his way around Changyang Zu Xiao and charged at Jian Chen.
“Qing Yun, Xiangtian’s a member of my Zu branch. He cannot be trampled over like this by your Qing branch,” Changyang Zu Xiao blocked Changyang Qing Yun and clashed several dozen times with him at the speed of lightning.
Changyang Qing Yun fell into utter rage after being blocked time and time again. He taunted, “Changyang Zu Xiao, if you insist of shielding him from his mistakes, don’t blame me for not showing you any respect. Show me just how much you’ve improved in the past few years.”
The two of them began to fight ferociously. As they fought, they moved from the land to the sky, and then from the sky to a cluster of mountains in the distance. Various creatures were alarmed as the powerful ripples of energy rocked the entire space. Many cracks constantly expanded and constantly healed together. Several mountains had collapsed under their battle.
“I never thought that Zu Xiao’s strength had already reached the Ninth Heavenly Layer and is about to reach Great Perfection. It won’t be easy if Qing Yun wants to defeat Zu Xiao,” Changyang Qing Jueri mumbled.
The clansmen all stared at Changyang Qing Yun and Changyang Zu Xiao as they fought in panic from afar. None of them knew what was happening. A lot of them felt uneasy when they saw the authoritative great elders fight in such an intense fashion. They all began to whisper in discussion.
“Jueri, Yunfeng, come take down this wrongdoer for me,” Changyang Qing Yun called out from afar.
The confused clansmen all heard what Changyang Qing Yun had said, which immediately lead to a great commotion. Various discussions rang out in all directions, but there were even more sounds of satisfaction made in the direction of Jian Chen.
Jian Chen was young, where his actual age was not even a fraction of many of the people present, yet he had actually climbed his way up to a position of a great elder, looming above them all. This had lead to the disagreement of many older people long ago, but it had all been suppressed by the great elders to the point that they could not mention it.
Yet now, many people unhappy with Jian Chen no longer felt any fear because his ‘wrongdoings’ had lead to a fight between the two great elders. Various complaints constantly rang out.
Changyang Qing Jueri and Changyang Qing Yunfeng were all people of the same branch. They did not hesitate at all when they heard what Changyang Qing Yun said and immediately charged toward Jian Chen.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao sneered and went up to face them. He stopped Changyang Qing Yunfeng.
“Yunxiao, looks like you want to fight with me. Your strength may have increased, having broken through to the Fifth Heavenly Layer, but you’re still not my opponent. It’s best if you don’t interfere with this matter, just in case we end up falling out,” Changyang Qing Yunfeng said.
“What a joke! You’ve decided to mistreat the people of my branch so roughly and in such a brazen fashion, yet you want to persuade me to not interfere?” Changyang Zu Yunfeng stood firm with his decision and was not swayed at all.
“I have nothing else to say if that’s the case,” Changyang Qing Yunfeng coldly replied and began fighting with Changyang Zu Yunxiao.
On another side, Changyang Qing Jueri began to fight Jian Chen as well. However, he was only a Saint King of the Fifth Heavenly Layer, so he was nowhere near Jian Chen’s opponent. After just clashing a few times, he lost an arm to Jian Chen and wailed out uncontrollably from the pain.
“How dare you! The crime for injuring a great elder cannot be forgiven. Wuji, Zhenghua, you two quickly come and capture the traitor of the clan,” Changyang Qing Yun noticed the situation over there and furiously called out as he fought Changyang Zu Xiao. He was boiling with rage.
Changyang Yuan Wuji and Changyang Yuan Zhenghua hesitated slightly before heading toward Jian Chen in the end. Changyang Yuan Wuji was the stronger of the two, having reached the Eighth Heavenly Layer of Saint King while Changyang Qing Zhenghua was the weaker one, at the Fourth Heavenly Layer.
Jian Chen’s pressure immediately increased when the two of them took part in the battle. He quickly fell to a disadvantage. It was rather difficult for Jian Chen to handle them, especially Changyang Yuan Wuji, who was at the Eighth Heavenly Layer of Saint King.
“You have gone too far, Yuan and Qing branches,” Changyang Zu Xiao roared out as he fought Changyang Qing Yun. A violent presence radiated from him as his hair and clothes fluttered despite the absence of wind. Invisible World Force in the surroundings rapidly gathered around him.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao looked at the sky, and he held his right had as a fist over his head. His body was filled with a wildly domineering presence, as if he was about to challenge the world. A ball of faint white light suddenly appeared where his fist was, before turning white-hot in the blink of an eye. It seemed like a miniature sun, illuminating the surroundings.
“Founding God’s Fist. It’s the Founding God’s Fist. Changyang Zu Yunxiao, y- y- you’re actually going to use the Founding God’s Fist to deal with me!” Changyang Qing Yunfeng paled in fright. He immediately shot back as he hurriedly circled his hands in the air. He created layers of defenses using a secret technique in front of him while Saint Force surged from his body at the same time. It condensed into a layer of armor on him.
Changyang Qing Yun and the two great elders of the Yuan branch’s expressions changed slightly as well. They felt great fear for the Founding God’s Fist. It was an extremely powerful and violent punching technique created by a talented ancestor of the Zu branch. It was an extremely powerful Saint Tier Battle Skill, having reached the limits of Saint Tier Battle Skills and touching the edge of another domain.
It was just a pity that the battle skill had always been controlled by the Zu branch, so the people from the other two branches could not comprehend it.
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