Yan Ke and Master Wen ran away in front of so many people.
The two recluses came from two different regions, and wanted to maintain the eternal light of Human Clan. However, at the most critical time, they ran away.
People felt it hard to accept this fact. They didn’t want to believe in what they’d just seen.
Also, at this moment, they finally realized who the real sage of the Divine Great Land was, who was able to foresee everything.
It was Qi Tian Oldie, Long Zhu.
When this oldie came, he had expressed himself clearly that he would stay on Shi Yan’s side, which was the future of Human Clan.
He was right.
What happened had confirmed his prediction and vision.
After Yan Ke and Wen Di left, Yan Long and Xue Lie’s attacks would fall on Guan Hu, Qin Gu Chuan, and Lin Meng. How could they endure it?
Still, they had Yun Hao, Yu Wan Jiang and a person that hadn’t attacked anyone yet... Shi Yan.
How could they engage in this battle? How could they wish to win?
Win their a*s!
Qin Gu Chuan, Lin Meng, and Guan Hu were like the flickering lamp that had run out of oil. Seeing Yan Ke and Wen Di escape, these three almost didn't think about anything but using the Escape Technique to run away as fast as possible.
Shi Yan hadn’t had the time to react.
The Utmost Eight Purgatories City was simply a defensive formation. It didn’t have a strong binding ability that was enough to prevent them from running away.
Shortly, there was no enemy or target to aim at in the chaotic energy field outside the city center.
Yan Long and Xue Lie screamed strangely. They were reluctant, walking back and forth restlessly. Their red eyes raked through the remaining people of the seven ancient factions, as if they were watching their prey. The targets of these gazes couldn’t help but collapse under this ordeal.
"Hey... What should we do?" Even Yang Tian Emperor didn’t know what to do next.
Seeing Yan Ke and Qin Gu Chuan leave, their people felt dispirited, as they had no will to fight anymore. They started to run away discreetly.
People who ran away all had a relatively high realm. Perhaps they were the elders or the main pillars of their sects. They used their power and escaped this place to save their lives.
Xia Qing Hou, Bai Gen Seng, and Shen Lin were in this group.
"Clean your sect. As for the others... you should arrange as you want," Shi Yan squinted, then frowned and said.
Yang Tian Emperor suddenly flew out.
Cao Qiu Dao hesitated for a while, then shot out, aiming at the traitors of the Yang family.
Shen Lin and Dong Jin were like wild dogs forced into a corner under the hunters’ chase. They scattered, running for their lives in different directions. Yang Tian Emperor and Cao Qiu Dao stayed close to them. Cao Qiu Dao disappeared into thin air.
Shi Yan knew that the old man was using Shadowless Path. Shen Lin and Dong Jin would have no chance to escape or survive.
Yang Tian Emperor avoided Xia Qing Hou’s way of retreat.
He was afraid that Shi Yan wouldn’t feel easy to take action against Xia Qing Hou. Also, Xia Qing Hou wouldn’t be killed that easily. If Shi Yan didn’t want him to die, it wouldn’t be easy to kill that old man.
Xia Qing Hou was Xia Xin Yan’s grandfather. If he died, Shi Yan and the Xia family would have a great dispute, that would never be settled in peace.
Yang Tian Emperor understood this. He also remembered his old acquaintance, so he didn’t chase the other to a dead end.
Shi Yan wore a cold and indifferent face. He didn’t give any extra orders or chase after them.
In his eyes, those people who couldn’t get in the city would become the prey for the alien tribes sooner or later. Was anyone from Bao Ao’s group nice? Would they show mercy and spare their lives?
Leaving Xia Qing Hou and the others in Bao Ao’s hands was the most appropriate ending for them, which also helped him save energy.
Many people didn’t leave. The beautiful women were still screaming and crying, trying to show their most prominent features to catch his eyes. They hoped that Shi Yan would refer them and let them enter the city.
Besides, many low-realm warriors stayed. They were only in the Disaster Realm or the Sky Realm. They didn’t leave because they knew they had to die if they left this city.
They understood their ability well. They knew that when people like Feng Xiao left, they would still have a chance to survive. But if they left this place, they would be finding death themselves.
Since their realm was low, their power wasn’t sufficient. They couldn’t even fly. In this immense forest, without the protection of a strong leader, how could they survive?
Yan Ke and Qin Gu Chuan couldn’t even protect themselves. When they knew they failed, they only thought about protecting their own lives. Should they give their lives in the hands of such leaders?
They made up their mind quickly.
No matter what cost it took, they have to stay!
No matter what they had to pay, they had to gain Shi Yan’s approval to stay. As long as they could get into the city, they could survive. They just wanted a chance to survive.
Almost one thousand beauties and low-realm warriors were looking at him with longing eyes. They tried to smile, bending their bodies, and using the sincerest attitude in the hope of survival.
"You guys can get in. As for what I’ve said, please understand. I just want to protect the city center. It’s my root. If something happens unexpectedly, I can’t handle it." Shi Yan beamed a sincere smile and invited Yun Hao and Yu Wan Jiang. He was still a little bit ginger.
"We understand your worries. You’re right." A leader of a small force at the First Sky of True God Realm bent to him, his face so friendly.
"You little brat, I can see that you used us to drain Guan Hu’s energy and made them dispirited." Yun Hao snorted. However, he smiled brightly, waving his hands. "It’s okay though. I’m glad that you’ve let the Radiant God Cult’s disciples enter the city. It’s okay if you want to assign my dry skeleton. I just consider I’m devoting to my disciples."
Yu Wan Jiang wasn’t good at talking. He just smiled and said, "Seems like I’ve made the best decision. Haha… If I hadn’t stayed three miles away, I’m afraid I would have to run away with Guan Hu’s team."
"Or, you would have been killed perhaps," Bing Qing Tong smiled, her beautiful eyes shining brightly.
Yu Wan Jiang was shaken. He recalled Lin Meng and Nie Ruo’s consequences, and his heart chilled. He discreetly decided to be more careful in the relationship with Shi Yan. He shouldn’t make any mistakes at any cost.
Bing Qing Tong had reminded them that even if he used to be a leader of a strong force in the Divine Great Land, under the current circumstances, he couldn’t necessarily protect his life.
Yu Wan Jiang suddenly understood that this world had changed, completely changed. It was time for the previous generation to leave the stage.
He suddenly felt dispirited and begrudging, losing his enthusiasm. He felt that he had suddenly turned old.
"We are joining hands to resist a strong enemy. For the future of the Human Clan, I’m sincerely asking you to not have any extra thoughts. In the coming time, we will have to struggle even more. These are the times when we need to unite the most." Shi Yan was sensitive enough to catch Yu Wan Jiang’s distressed mood. He put on a serious face, using an honest tone to talk to him.
"Brother, don’t think much. If we can survive, we can do something for the Human Clan. If you have something that holds you down, you can’t break through a new realm. Think about it, we’ve passed this challenge. Why should we let it hold us down?" Yun Hao patted his shoulder and comforted him.
Yu Wan Jiang nodded while smiling. "I understand. I just feel a little bit sad. Haha... Don’t worry. People in our realm won’t be taken down that easily."
Then, Yun Hao and Yu Wan Jiang walked shoulder by shoulder towards the city center. The imposing aura of valiant heroes emitted from them once again.
People who were invited had all entered the city, while Yang Tian Emperor and Cao Qiu Dao were chasing after the traitors.
As Bing Qing Tong, Han Cui, and Di Shan had nothing to do here, they returned to the city center to adjust their aura.
They had consumed a lot of energy in killing Lin Meng and Nie Rou. Although they didn’t have the threat of the seven ancient factions anymore, an even more dangerous force – the five alien tribes – were yet to arrive.
They didn’t dare to relax. They had to recover faster to counter the next wave of attack.
At this moment, only Shi Yan and the people who hadn’t left stayed outside the city center.
They were looking at him with longing eyes, begging him. Those beauties didn’t twitter anymore, as they knew that Shi Yan would soon give them his decision.
His decision mattered for their lives. In this heavy moment, they quieted down, waiting for destiny to pronounce their sentence.
Shi Yan rubbed his chin. He was hesitant, his eyes complicated.
Those who were waiting didn’t dare to breathe loudly. They were as silent as the dead. Some didn’t even dare to look at Shi Yan, bowing in fright and despair.
"Shi Yan, you should leave a way out in every matter you decide." Long Zhu started to show his mercy from the city center, his face sorrowful. "Do me a small favor. Considering I have helped you, save them."
Qi Tian Oldie would always think about the Human Clan’s future.
All he had done was to protect the bloodline of the Human Clan. He didn’t have any selfish thoughts. For this purpose, he could stay on the opposite side of Lin Meng, risking his life to save time for Shi Yan. He could even ignore his own life.
He knew that when he said this, Shi Yan would feel unhappy, and it would affect their relationship. However, he decided to say it still.
"I’ll give Old Long face then." Shi Yan finally spoke up after an annoyingly quiet moment. His voice was calm and relaxed. "We can let them in. However, they have to pay the fee. Essence Crystals, materials, and secret treasures… They have to submit us everything. I want to select something useful. We need to prepare to counter the alien tribes."
"Sure. We can give you everything!"
"No need to mention Essence Crystals or anything, even if you want my body, I can give you! Everything!"
They were cheered up. Those who had been waiting finally saw the light of hope. They screamed and shrieked, as they were elated on finding themselves protected.
"Don’t babble. After you get in, you should give the materials proactively. Don’t waste our time," Shi Yan said with a cold face. He waved his hands, using his thoughts to create the light passage. Then, he walked to the city center begrudgingly. He didn’t want to care about the stuff out there anymore.
Managers like Yang Zhuo stood at the light passage with their pens and notes. They were ready to summarize the submission with radiant smiles.