Hundred Refinement Sect.
Dao Lord Scarlet Star arrived at the Great Hall of Hundred Refinement Sect in a hurry and bumped into a middle-aged cultivator with three whiskers who was exiting.
That person had a steady bearing and there was a hint of dignity in his eyes – it was clear that he had been in a high position for a long time.
“Greetings, Sect Master!”
The two cultivators at the entrance bowed to the man.
It was the sect master of Hundred Refinement Sect, Dao Lord White Flames!
“Senior Brother White Flames!”
When Dao Lord Scarlet Star saw that person, he hurried forward to greet him.
When Dao Lord White Flames saw his anxious expression, he asked in a deep voice, “What’s wrong?”
Frowning, Dao Lord Scarlet Star said hatefully, “My three good-for-nothing disciples snuck out and haven’t returned for a day!”
Dao Lord White Flames’s expression changed slightly.
This period was extremely sensitive and Hundred Refinement Sect was in a precarious situation.
To be fair, if Dao Lord Extreme Fire had not returned in time, none of them knew how they would have survived this ordeal.
As for the three disciples of Dao Lord Scarlet Star, Liu Hanyan was going to take part in the Weapon Refinement contest for the Thousand Crane Tea Party in a month’s time – nothing must go wrong!
It was truly dangerous for Liu Hanyan and the other two to leave the sect at a time like this.
“Do you know where they went?”
Dao Lord White Flames asked with a calm expression.
“They seem to have gone to Wind Cloud City.”
Dao Lord Scarlet Star was enraged as he grit his teeth. “Those three brats are truly worrisome. I told them to stay in the sect but they refused to listen! If anything happens…”
He could not continue and was both angry and anxious.
“Don’t panic first,”
Dao Lord White Flames said in a deep voice, “Cultivators from the various major sects and factions of the Middle Continent are gathered in Wind Cloud City and they’re all from the righteous path. There shouldn’t be anyone harming them.”
“Furthermore, Wind Cloud City isn’t too far from the sect. They shouldn’t be in much danger.”
Dao Lord Scarlet Star shook his head. “I’m not worried about the orthodox cultivators, I’m worried about Hellfire Hall!”
Even someone with Dao Lord White Flames’s temperament could not help but exclaim when he heard about Hellfire Hall. Instantly, his expression darkened.
Dao Lord Scarlet Star said, “As you know, the hall master of Hellfire Palace has always wanted to obtain the Scarlet Flame Heart Sutra. Nangong Ling and the other two are the easiest targets for them to target!”
“Furthermore, there’s no way that Hellfire Hall would let things go after suffering that huge setback from us previously!”
Right then, a voice sounded in their minds.
“Apart from the three of them, who else is there?”
Upon hearing that voice, both of them shuddered.
Dao Lord Extreme Fire was using his spirit consciousness to ask them!
Dao Lord Scarlet Star added hurriedly, “There’s also Mo Ling. A cultivator of the sect saw him going along with them.”
“Yes… that’s alright. There might be hope for them.”
Dao Lord Extreme Fire pondered deeply.
Dao Lord Scarlet Star pursed his lips in disapproval.
In his opinion, although Mo Ling’s seniority was high, he was merely a hundred-year-old Nascent Soul – how strong could he be?
It did not matter if he was there or not.
Hellfire Hall had already failed once. If they wanted to lay their hands on Nangong Ling and the other two, they might send Void Reversions!
At that time, what use would Mo Ling be?
Was he going to use seniority to scare his opponents to death?
In reality, Dao Lord Scarlet Star had underestimated the determination of Hellfire Hall!
Dao Lord Extreme Fire said, “Hurry and send experts of the sect to Wind Cloud City to look for them and bring them back to the sect!”
“Alright, I’ll instruct my Void Reversion disciples!”
Dao Lord White Flames conjured hand seals and prepared to summon his disciples.
Dao Lord Extreme Fire denied immediately. “Scarlet Star, put down what you’re doing and make a trip personally! You’re at the Dharma Characteristic realm and you’re fast. If anything happens, you’ll be able to suppress it!”
Upon hearing that, Dao Lord Scarlet Star’s heart skipped a beat.
He vaguely realized that things might be more serious than he had imagined!
“Alright, I’ll go right away!”
Without hesitation, Dao Lord Scarlet Star tore through the air in the direction of Wind Cloud City and disappeared from Hundred Refinement Sect.
“I hope nothing will happen,”
Dao Lord White Flames looked into the distance and murmured softly.
At the same time.
Su Zimo’s group of four had already left Wind Cloud City and were speeding towards Hundred Refinement Sect on their spirit vessel.
This time round, Su Zimo was the one steering the spirit vessel and channeling his Dharmic powers with all his might, pushing it to its limits with lightning speed!
Nangong Ling and the other two had yet to notice what was happening – they were still excited as they discussed the battle in Wind Cloud City.
However, Su Zimo knew that the sense of danger that surrounded him did not disappear. Instead, it intensified!
“Little Uncle-Master, although you weren’t famous in the past, this battle is enough to make you famous!”
Ru Xuan said gleefully, “Little Uncle-Master, don’t worry. Once we return to the sect, I’ll definitely spread the news for you so that you can show off properly!”
Liu Hanyan smiled without saying anything.
Nangong Ling’s gaze towards Su Zimo had changed as well.
There was no longer any hostility. Instead, it was replaced with curiosity, admiration and respect.
“Little Uncle-Master, you’re a sword cultivator but you don’t seem to be suppressed in your fight with Jian Wuzong. What’s with that?”
Nangong Ling leaned over and asked humbly.
With a grim expression, Su Zimo released his spirit consciousness and stared at the thick darkness ahead in silence.
It was not that he did not want to answer.
However, his attention was entirely focused on checking out his surroundings and preparing to deal with any incoming danger – he truly did not hear Nangong Ling’s question.
If it was in the past, Nangong Ling would have been enraged and mocked him right away.
However, this time round, Nangong Ling merely smiled embarrassedly and scratched his head before asking, “Little Uncle-Master, who is your master? Is he also a sword cultivator? Is there such a powerful sword cultivator among the seniors of Hundred Refinement Sect?”
Su Zimo had once crippled Cheng Peng with a single sword qi.
At the city gate, his sword created a powerful intent realm and severed the swords of more than ten sword cultivators.
Therefore, it was not only Nangong Ling – even the cultivators of Wind Cloud City mistook Su Zimo for a sword cultivator.
Su Zimo did not reply. Instead, he frowned and looked even more grim in the dark night.
“Little Uncle-Master, what are you doing?”
Ru Xuan came over as well and asked curiously, “We’ve already left Wind Cloud City and there’s no danger. Why are you in such a hurry to return?”
“Little Uncle-Master, come over and talk to us!”
Ru Xuan shook Su Zimo’s arm gently and said coquettishly.
Liu Hanyan, who was silent at the side, finally noticed something amiss and asked softly, “Uncle-Master, is there any danger?”
Right then, Su Zimo finally spoke, “If anything happens later on, escape immediately. Don’t worry about me!”
Nangong Ling and the other two were slightly stunned and looked lost.
Even though they were chatting along the way, they released their spirit consciousnesses to check out their surroundings and did not discover any danger.
Right then, a sinister laughter sounded in the air that sent chills down one’s spine!
“Little child, your senses are sure sharp to be able to detect me! However, the three of them can’t escape and neither can you!”