Chapter 918 - Meeting on a Narrow Path
…Meanwhile, in the Middle Sector City…
A formation was illuminated, as the figures of Qin Nan and his crew stepped out from it.
Without hesitation, Qin Nan proceeded straight to the portal that would teleport them to the Dragon Emperor Clan.
As usual, rogue cultivators and disciples of the other factions filled the streets as they made their way to the portals they desired.
Qin Nan and his crew did not attract any attention.
"We're almost there…"
Qin Nan let out a sigh of relief seeing the hall in front of him and stepped into it.
"Mm? Qin Nan? Why are you here?" A surprised voice could be heard.
Qin Nan was startled. He raised his head and saw Hua Dichen, who had set one of his feet onto the portal.
Behind him were disciples from the same mountain, each with a formidable cultivation. Their eyes became icy as they saw Qin Nan.
It went without saying that they were not friendly toward Qin Nan.
"I forgot to introduce myself, I'm Hua Dichen." Before Qin Nan could reply, Hua Dichen calmly added, "I'm Hua Jian's master."
Qin Nan's heart skipped a beat hearing this.
Previously at the Trading Hall, Hua Jian had demanded Monarch Crystals from Qin Nan on Hua Dichen's behalf. However, in the end, Qin Nan had ended up moving the Dao Origin Crystal back to the Human Peak, and Hua Jian was punished in the process.
Hua Dichen's words were trying to remind Qin Nan of his relationship with Hua Jian.
"Holy crap, Qin Nan, this Hua Dichen is ranked third among the geniuses of the Dragon Emperor Clan. I believe he's ranked in the top twenty on the Monarch Ranking too. How did you even get in his way…" Sima Kong was shocked and transmitted his voice to Qin Nan.
This guy could somehow offend the strong geniuses wherever he went!
Qin Nan did not answer Sima Kong's words. He brought his fists together and said, "Ah so it's Senior Brother Hua. I've been looking forward to meeting you. I've just finished a task given by the sect, thus I'm on my way back."
Following this, he moved toward the portal.
"I see." Hua Dichen wore a grin, "However, Junior Brother Qin Nan, it seems like you will have to wait until tomorrow if you're planning to return to the Dragon Emperor Clan."
As he finished his speech, a terrifying aura burst out from his body, which turned out to be the peak Martial Progenitor Realm!
In addition to that, the inner disciples standing behind Hua Dichen revealed their disdain toward Qin Nan as they unleashed auras of the sixth, seventh, and eighth-layer Martial Progenitor Realm.
At that instant, the hall shook vigorously.
The two hounds and the Heavenly Fortune Mouse behind Qin Nan shivered in fear.
The pressure was too incredible!
"Hua Dichen, what are you implying?" Qin Nan stood in front of the two hounds and one mouse as his gaze became cold facing the pressure.
"What am I implying?" Hua Dichen smiled, "Not anything in particular, I'm just not in the mood today."
Not in the mood?
It was an excuse without a doubt.
He was just trying to pick on him as he had happened to stumble into him!
If Qin Nan dared to resist, they would have the chance to attack him!
After all, this was not the Dragon Emperor Clan!
"Qin Nan, what shall we do?" Sima Kong's expression became unpleasant. He did not expect this Hua Dichen to be so scornful.
That being said, there was little he could do as they were too powerful, not to mention that the people of the Magical Thunder City could be there anytime soon.
Qin Nan's heart sank.
It seemed like securing the treasure was not as easy as he had thought.
Besides, when the people of the Magical Thunder City caught up, there was no way Hua Dichen would let him use the portal.
"Qin Nan! Stop right there!"
"Don't you dare try to escape!"
At that instant, a series of furious roars followed by hurried footsteps could be heard from a distance away.
It turned out that City Lord Zhou, Cui Lixu, the Second Elder, Third Elder, and the experts of the Magical Thunder City had arrived, grabbing the attention of the cultivators in the Middle Sector City.
"Oh? It looks like someone is trying to hunt Junior Brother Qin Nan down. I'm interested in seeing who they are!" Hua Dichen raised his eyebrows and said in an excited tone.
His aura grew even stronger, as the will of Monarch Arts began to appear in the air.
There was no way he would let Qin Nan use the Dragon Emperor Clan portal today.
"We have to find another place!"
Without hesitation, Qin Nan transmitted his voice to Sima Kong, who reacted swiftly and turned his head around heading for the entrance.
Flying and violence were not permitted in the Middle Sector City.
"Trying to leave? I don't think that's a good idea. Junior Brother Qin Nan, you should stay and settle the problem with them. If there's anything, I—your Senior Brother—will lend a hand."
Hua Dichen chuckled as a talisman appeared on his forehead.
A terrifying force was unleashed by the talisman, which formed a giant hand that grabbed at Qin Nan's figure.
The attack was not visible with the naked eye, which was aimed at the target's soul. Once the hand got its grip, even a peak Martial Progenitor Realm expert could not escape from it!
The inner disciples behind Hua Dichen could not help but chuckle too.
This Qin Nan was so out of luck, to stumble into their Young Master while being chased by his enemies!
In that case, Young Master could keep Qin Nan here so that he would be killed by the people chasing him. As such, even if the Dragon Emperor Clan were furious that Qin Nan was killed, it would not be their fault.
After all, Hua Dichen was just helping Qin Nan to 'resolve' the conflict.
However, as soon as the illusionary giant hand landed on Qin Nan's figure, an outstanding force appeared and resisted it.
Hua Dichen and the inner disciples were astounded.
What was that?
What kind of artifact inside Qin Nan's body was able to defend against the attack?
"Luckily it was targeting my soul!"
Qin Nan uttered a relieved sigh—it was the copper mirror that had protected him.
After all, the copper mirror was guarding his Divine Sense. If anyone were trying to harm his soul through his Divine Sense, the copper mirror would interfere.
In the nick of time…
Qin Nan and his crew swiftly vanished from the hall.
"Crap, they're running away!"
One of the inner disciples collected his thoughts and tried to attack.
"Forget it, the attack I've executed has already grabbed the attention of the person in charge of the Middle Sector City. If I continue to attack, that old folk would not show me any more respect. Let's go." Hua Dichen glanced at the entrance thoughtfully before stepping into the formation.
Getting someone else to do his dirty work was a cheap trick.
He would have chances to deal with Qin Nan in the future.
As Qin Nan and Sima Kong left the hall, City Lord Zhou and his crew immediately discovered them, causing their eyes to flicker with murderous intent.
Even the Heavens were in their favor, as Qin Nan had yet to return to the Dragon Emperor Clan!
It was their chance!
"Qin Nan, follow me!" Sima Kong said as he headed to another street in the Middle Sector City. The street led to eight different portals. Without hesitation, he picked the one in the middle and stepped into it.
Qin Nan followed behind.
As they were teleported away, a series of raging roars could be heard.
"They have escaped!"
"Split into eight teams!"
"There are eight formations here! Remember, find Qin Nan and kill him at all costs!"