A towering mulberry tree floated in midair. Beautiful green divine light glowed on each jade-like leaf of the tree and shone on the ground, which was wounded by Xiang Liu.
Streams of poisonous gas were purified by the light, while the odor was dispelled slowly. The air became refreshing again. The large dent on the ground, which was created by the poison, stopped expanding. Tens of Magi with the power of earth stood around the dent, incanting a spell and sending out strong streams of earth power. Under the effect of this, soil, stones and sand began moving and filling up the dent.
A wrinkled face showed faintly on the hundreds of miles thick mulberry tree trunk.
This especially old treeman sighed slightly and complained in a low voice while dispelling the poison left by Xiang Liu, "Young people nowadays are all so impatient and hot-tempered, hot tempered…Eh, with so much strength to fight, why don’t you go back to your wives and make more kids?"
The bonfires of the great party were still blazing, but people around the bonfires had already quieted down. Everyone was listening to the sound that came out from the Town Hall.
It was a perfect celebration ceremony for a great victory attained by the humankind. But because of a suddenly burst conflict, the atmosphere turned tense. Countless people gathered outside the Town Hall, silently waiting for the result.
Inside the Town Hall, Ji Hao expressionlessly faced Gong Gong Wuyou and Yi Shen. Gong Gong Wuyou was with a gloomy face while Yi Shen seemed to be quite embarrassed. From time to time, he would cough loudly, and the breath let out of his mouth still contained a faint bloody scent.
Obviously, the two hammer strikes launched by Man Man weren’t easy to handle. The lethal power put into the hammers by Yu Yu had caused Yi Shen an irreversible injury. By now, the representatives of all Eastern Wasteland clans stood behind Yi Shen, glaring at Ji Hao angrily.
The group of Northern Wasteland clan leaders stood behind Gong Gong Wuyou, under the lead of River Earl, Wuzhi Qi and Xiang Liu, all having vicious faces. If Emperor Shun and the other senior ministers weren’t there, they would certainly roll up their sleeves and start another tense fight against Ji Hao.
Not to mention anything else, who was Xiang Liu? Such a famous, powerful being, however, Ji Hao cut off two of his heads right in front of everyone. To Xiang Liu, this didn’t just partially consume his life-force. More importantly, this was way too humiliating.
As a well-known senior minister under the command of the Water God, and a powerful prehistorical creature, he was actually harmed by Ji Hao. In many people’ eyes, this was just like a great emperor being spat on the face by a little kid. Not only Xiang Liu himself, but all leaders of the clans also followed the Water God’s lead felt humiliating.
The atmosphere in the Town Hall was serious and tense. The two strong forces from the Eastern Wasteland and the Northern Wasteland somehow intended to join hands and bring pressure on Ji Hao. Such things never happened before. Therefore, all human ministers on the scene had been pondering the subtle meaning contained in the current situation.
Zhu Rong Tianming had his face darkened while staring at Yi Shen from head to toe. Without a question, Yi Shen was a traitor to Zhu Rong Tianming. He had colluded with Gong Gong Wuyou, and the two of them attacked Ji Hao’s friends together. Although Zhu Rong Tianming never had a good relationship with Ji Hao, at this very moment, he determinedly chose to stand on Ji Hao’s side.
If he didn’t keep the last part of ability of rational thinking, he would have launched a move right now to kill Yi Shen. He wanted peel this traitor and pull out his tendons.
Emperor Shun sat on a straw sheet with his legs crossed, looking at Ji Hao and the others, with a trace of helplessness.
This was a perfect, happy celebration ceremony. Why the hell did it end up like this?
He couldn’t help but take one more glance at Ji Hao. How many times? Emperor Shun remembered that for quite many times, conflicts happened between Ji Hao and some other people when banquets took place in the Town Hall. Right in this Town hall, he beat up Zhu Rong Tianming, and Wuzhi Qi…
This time, he even cut off two heads of Xiang Liu… This was truly a big deal!
"Why did you start the fight?" Emperor Shun finally began talking. As always, his voice was calm and gentle, "You are all elite human beings, you’re the future of the humankind… You are carrying the hope of our kind. You didn’t join hands to fight against the non-humankind. On the contrary, you pointed your weapons at each other…You, you make all elders and me so disappointed."
Ji Hao turned around, bowed towards Emperor Shun and said, "Emperor Shun, they already had blades held against our necks. We had to fight back, not much else. For what happened today, it’s not our fault."
Before Gong Gong Wuyou and Yi Shen said anything, Ji Hao’s tone turned fierce, even cruel as he continued, "No matter who it is, if you want to hurt our Yao Mountain territory people, you shall not blame us for having no mercy."
Gong Gong Wuyou laughed out loud and said scornfully, "Ji Hao, you have no mercy? Who can you possibly frighten?"
Without showing any sign of weakness, Ji Hao responded, "Who can I frighten? Whose heads I’ve chopped off? If you don’t believe me, you can just fight me yourself. Gong Gong Wuyou, do you dare to engage in a deathly fight against me?"
Gong Gong Wuyou immediately shut his mouth and took two steps backward. River Earl and Wuzhi Qi stepped up on both sides, shielding Gong Gong Wuyou behind. After making sure of his own safety, Gong Gong Wuyou pointed his finger at Yi Shen and said, "This is a personal issue between Prince Yi Shen and Feng Xing, from your Yao Mountain territory. Hehe, I was only there to watch the show."
Carelessly putting aside his own responsibility, Gong Gong Wuyou pointed at Ji Hao, sneered and said, "Minister Xiang Liu was nicely trying to stop the fight that happened between you. You didn’t accept his kindness… Instead, you…"
Ji Hao’s voice sounded as fierce and strong as a sharp hacking blade as he interrupted Gong Gong Wuyou’s language game with an indescribable forcefulness, "Gong Gong Wuyou, if you’re a decent man, do not play language games. Xiang Liu sneakily attacked me, he tried to kill me. This is the truth. Next time I see him, I will try to kill him, not much else. As for Yi Shen, indeed, that was a personal issue."
Gong Gong Wuyou’s look changed, as he glared at Ji Hao without saying anything else.
Not a single living being ever dared to interrupt him, Prince Gong Gong like that. Before, even if he tried to play some language games, who dared to overthrow what he said so straightforwardly? Only Ji Hao, only Ji Hao dared to do this. In this very moment, Gong Gong Wuyou saw Ji Hao as his mortal enemy.
Yi Shen took a deep breath, stiffly nodded towards Emperor Shun and said coldly, "Emperor Shun, this is an internal affair of our Ten Sun Country. It has nothing to do with the overall situation of our humankind. I am going to kill Feng Xing, because of the personal hatred. According to the rules of our humankind, even you can’t interfere."
Letting out a long breath, Yi Shen waved his hand, then rushed out of the Town Hall along with a fierce sense of power.
"Next time, I will not do it in Pu Ban City."
Gong Gong Wuyou remained silent for a while, then bowed to Emperor Shun, walked out with his people with big steps.
Emperor Shun sighed slightly, cast a complicated glance at Ji Hao and said, "Personal issue…Earl Yao, you have to remember that you should put our entire humankind first. You must not…"
Turned his eyes, Emperor Shun looked at Yemo Shanye, who was standing between Man Man and Shaosi. He frowned and continued in a bland tone, "This girl will be under your watch. Be nice to her, but, do not let her do any harm to our humankind."
Ji Hao paused in surprise. ‘This, has Emperor Shun just passed the buck to me?’ thought Ji Hao.