The mountain winds howled. At this very moment, Teng Qingshan was being glared at by the two Emptiness Realm Experts from Emperor Yu’s Hall, as well as the Splitting Wind Dragon Falcon who was known to be the fastest demonic beast in the Land of the Nine Prefectures.
“Roar~~” As it hovered in midair, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi emitted a deep and furious roar toward the members of Emperor Yu. It scanned its three opponents with an indifferent expression in its blood-red eyes. Teng Qingshan held the dark green piece of Godly Armor with his left hand and gripped the Splitting Mountain Axe with his right as he stood on the Six Legged Bladelike Chi with a smile.
“Haha, you two,” Teng Qingshan guffawed and replied, “Don’t you think the question you just asked is funny?”
“If I’ve truly already obtained the Hong Tian Godly Armor, why would I still pursue the Six-Eared Earth-Drilling Mouse? Perhaps, it’s to obtain You Shijin’s body? Ridiculous,” Teng Qingshan spoke frankly with assurance. He didn’t seem nervous at all.
Yu Tonghai narrowed his small eyes and glared at Teng Qingshan like a venomous snake while responding, “We don’t know about other things, but we know that You Shijin escaped into the underground with the two sets of Godly Armor. You were the only one who pursued him all the way. Now, You Shijin is dead, and the Hong Tian Godly Armor has disappeared. If you aren’t the one who took it, then who did?”
“Jing Yi, hand over the Hong Tian Godly Armor now. Do not argue with us,” Liu Xia said coldly.
The two Emptiness Realm Experts forced and threatened Teng Qingshan with an overbearing attitude.
“I said I don’t have it.” Teng Qingshan’s expression darkened.
Seeing this, Yu Tonghai and Liu Xia exchanged glances.
They were well aware that the demonic beast before their eyes had the skill of drilling the ground, and the Six-Eared Earth-Drilling Mouse had long since already fled far away. If they used forceful methods with Jing Yi, he could escape into the underground on the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, and they would not be able to do anything to stop him.
If they wished to deal with Jing Yi, they would have to search for a solution later.
However, that would also be troublesome.
“I will be leaving first.” Teng Qingshan cupped his hands, wanting to leave.
“Wait!” Liu Xia hastily shouted.
“What more do you want from me?” Teng Qingshan stood on the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi as he turned and stared at Liu Xia.
“Jing Yi,” Liu Xia said with a smile, “Since the beginning of history until now and since the time Emperor Yu established Emperor Yu’s Hall, many have provoked the Emperor Yu’s Hall. I will give you a few examples. The first one was an Emptiness Realm Expert called Hong Shanxiao who was alive five thousand years ago. The most recent one was Zheng Rong who was alive several hundred years ago. There were a total of twelve Emptiness Realm Experts. Apart from one who fled to the seas, the other eleven all died.”
Hearing this, Teng Qingshan’s pupils contracted.
Liu Xia’s intention was clear… If Teng Qingshan offended Emperor Yu’s Hall, he would die!
“Jing Yi, if you hand over the Hong Tian Godly Armor, then you and Emperor Yu’s Hall will still be on good terms,” Yu Tonghai said with a smile. With this, Liu Xia and Yu Tonghai gazed at Teng Qingshan as if they were friends.
However, the threat was obvious!
“Only twelve experts provoked Emperor Yu’s Hall?” Teng Qingshan replied dubiously. “According to my knowledge, when the Heavenly Emperor of Qin Mountains conquered the world, you of Emperor Yu’s Hall even lost your main gate. Emperor Yu’s Hall was only able to rebuild Emperor Yu’s Hall in Yu City after the death of the Heavenly Emperor of Qin Mountains.”
The expressions of Yu Tonghai and Liu Xia stiffened.
Back when the Heavenly Emperor of Qin Mountains conquered the world, Emperor Yu’s Hall had vanished without a trace and had only been rebuilt when the Heavenly Emperor of Qin Mountains passed away.
“Moreover, back then, the Northeastern King, Hong Tiancheng, conquered over half of the Land of the Nine Prefectures. During that time, Emperor Yu’s Hall hid within Yuzhou and didn’t even dare to do anything to the Northeastern King. You even allowed the armies of the Northeastern King to pass through Yuzhou,” Teng Qingshan said bemusedly. “Isn’t a vigorous army passing through Yuzhou considered a provocation to Emperor Yu’s Hall?”
Yu Tonghai’s and Liu Xia’s expressions turned ghastly.
In the past, there had been people who had provoked Emperor Yu’s Hall, and Emperor Yu’s Hall hadn’t been able to do anything to them. These people had been either Insightful Emptiness Realm Experts or Omnipotent Experts, and they were the ones whom Emperor Yu’s Hall hadn’t been able to kill.
“Jing Yi, what do you mean by that?” Liu Xia said, with a cold glint flashing in his eyes.
Yu Tonghai bellowed, “Are you handing over the Hong Tian Godly Armor or not?”
“Emperor Yu’s Hall, I have no intention to be your enemy,” Teng Qingshan said calmly, causing Yu Tonghai’s and Liu Xia’s expressions to soften. However, Teng Qingshan then continued saying, “But regardless of whether you believe it or not, the truth is that I didn’t even get one piece of the Hong Tian Godly Armor. As for if you of Emperor Yu’s Hall wish to start a fight with me…”
Teng Qingshan grinned and said, “Do whatever you want!”
“If your actions are really intolerable, I will fight you all with my life,” Teng Qingshan declared as he stared coldly at Yu Tonghai and Liu Xia. “Goodbye, I will be leaving now.”
“Bladelike Chi, let’s go.” As Teng Qingshan pointed out a direction, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi immediately dashed underground.
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi penetrated the mountain rocks as though they were bean curd. Within the blink of an eye, Teng Qingshan and the Six Legged Bladelike Chi were already several Li underground. They had vanished from Liu Xia’s and Yu Tonghai’s domain in such a short while.
On top of the Tongling Mountain Range:
Liu Xia and Yu Tonghai exchanged glances with fury in their eyes.
“Jing Yi is really arrogant,” Liu Xia said quietly.
“Hmph. If it wasn’t because he has that peculiar and powerful demonic beast called Bladelike Chi, I would have killed him immediately,” Yu Tonghai grumbled bitterly. “Jing Yi is lucky to have obtained a demonic beast that can fly and drill into the ground. However, we can’t just let this slide.”
“Martial Brother Liu, we must tell Martial Uncle when we go back. Martial Ancestor will know what to do,” Yu Tonghai proclaimed and then let out a “Hmph!”.
Liu Xia shook his head and replied, “We must be patient… Although we have shed all pretense of cordiality with Jing Yi, we haven’t made any moves. If we really do make a move, we must kill him. Otherwise, there will be grave consequences! Moreover, Jing Yi has close ties with the Heavenly God Palace.”
Emperor Yu’s Hall needed to treat the Heavenly God Palace carefully as well.
“Let’s go back.” Liu Xia flew onto the back of the Wind Splitting Dragon Falcon.
Yu Tonghai mustered the Power of the Fire Elemental Power of the Heavens and the Earth and enveloped You Shijin’s body with a ball of fire. Immediately, You Shijin’s body was burned amidst the flames and quickly turned into ash, leaving only the outer armor of the torso.
Yu Tonghai looked at the outer armor in his hand and snorted coldly with discontent. He glanced fiercely at the underground one last time before flying onto the back of the Wind Splitting Dragon Falcon as well.
Like a stream of light streaking past in the sky, the Wind Splitting Dragon Falcon flew southwest toward Yu City.
“Second Uncle, did you see that?” On a hill one or two Li away from where the Wind Splitting Dragon Falcon had been resting in the Tongling Mountain Range, there stood a dozen hunters staring dumbfoundedly at the sky.
“What a gigantic godly bird! It is even bigger than my house.”
“And those two men could fly!”
These ordinary hunters were extremely excited.
Meanwhile underground, Teng Qingshan followed the marks he had left earlier and easily found the route he had traveled during the pursuit.
“Bladelike Chi, go slowly.” At this moment, Teng Qingshan leaped off the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, and the two of them advanced underground at a slow speed. Both of them were searching the surrounding continuously. While Teng Qingshan was searching, he pondered, “Unless the members of Emperor Yu’s Hall are absolutely confident in their abilities, they won’t make a move on me.”
In the Land of the Nine Prefectures, there were unspoken rules among Emptiness Realm Experts.
Normally, when two huge sects were taken into consideration, both of them would have Emptiness Realm Experts. Now, the Emptiness Realm Experts of both sects could resolve a grudge by fighting. However, the killing of the other Emptiness Realm Expert’s disciples, especially ones who had reached the Innate Realm, was forbidden. If such an action was done, both Emptiness Realm Experts would kill the other’s disciples. As such, everyone would suffer in the end.
The Emptiness Realm Expert of one powerful sect would only be allowed to slaughter the Innate Experts of the other sect if there was a war between the two powerful sects.
Once the battle between the two powerful sects ended, the result would be the destruction of one sect.
Therefore, the two powerful sects had to decide if they were to start a war. If they did start a war, they would either survive or be annihilated!
However, a strife between a powerful sect and an Emptiness Realm Expert that was not part of any sect was dealt differently.
Emptiness Realm Experts who weren’t part of any sects were people whom the powerful sects had no intention of provoking. If such an Emptiness Realm Expert were provoked, the sect would have to expend all efforts to convert that very Emptiness Realm Expert from an enemy into a friend. If not, the sect would have to try and kill that Emptiness Realm Expert within one move. Otherwise, there will be grave consequences.
“My current identity is that of an Emptiness Realm Expert who is not part of any sect. Moreover, I have the Six Legged Bladelike Chi.
“If they’re thinking of killing me…” Teng Qingshan thought this and sneered coldly.
Teng Qingshan was someone who was the most unafraid of challenges. Back when he was still an Innate Expert, he had been daring enough to fight against the Innate Experts of Qing Hu Island. Whether it’s in his previous life or this life, he was never a person who would surrender easily.
Underground, Teng Qingshan searched carefully.
The search was rather difficult because each piece of the Godly Armor was just a lifeless item, something which could not be perceived by the domain of the Emptiness Realm Expert… If Teng Qingshan fumbled through the dirt and rock in every area underground, it would take him over fifteen days to find all the pieces.
Emptiness Realm Experts had the Power of the Heavens and the Earth to replenish their strength. They also had limitless amounts of the Supreme Force within their body.
Teng Qingshan just ran, advancing underground while carrying the Splitting Mountain Godly Axe on his back. His two hands were brandishing many beams of sword light, piercing through the rock and soil. Against an Emptiness Realm Expert, these beams of sword light did not do much damage. However, against rock and soil, the beams of sword light were excessively powerful, easily splitting them open.
He then placed the half a set of Godly Armor onto the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s back, that was advancing slowly while hurling streams of light in all directions.
“The leg armor most likely landed here. I have to search slowly and carefully.” Teng Qingshan decelerated as he continued searching every detail.
Beams of of sword light shot out!
“Clang!” Then suddenly, Teng Qingshan heard a sound.
An expression of delight appeared on Teng Qingshan’s face.
“Stop,” Teng Qingshan hastily turned and instructed the Six Legged Bladelike Chi to stop. He then rushed toward the source of that sound. He broke through the rocks and dirt, and found a dark green leg armor lying amidst the pieces of rock.
“Found the first one!”
Teng Qingshan couldn’t help but smile as he returned to the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. He threw the leg armor onto the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s back and said to himself, “I’ve finally collected a pair of leg armor.”
“Let’s continue!” Teng Qingshan was having fun like he was treasure hunting.
From the underground of Hong Tian City to the underground of Tongling Mountain Range, Teng Qingshan had pursued a total of a thousand Li. Starting from where You Shijin had first begun throwing parts of a set of Godly Armor to where he had stopped… that was a distance of five to six hundred Li. If Teng Qingshan were to carefully search this distance of five to six hundred Li, the amount of time he would spend on it would definitely be very astonishing.
Fortunately, Teng Qingshan remembered where the armor had been thrown. Although he didn’t know where exactly, he had a rough idea of the locations.
He searched carefully whenever he reached an estimated location. As for the other places, he just drilled through them speedily, casually releasing beams of swordlight while passing by.
Half a day later…
“Haha… I’ve finally collected more or less a full set of Godly Armor,” Teng Qingshan said as he stared at the set of dark green armor he’d placed on the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s back. e Gazing at the helmet, internal armor, and war boots, he added, “Besides the outer armor, I have obtained all the other pieces.”
Teng Qingshan was elated that he had managed to obtain a full set of Godly Armor.
“However…” Teng Qingshan uttered while scanning the masses of black rock around him, “Where is the Hong Tian Godly Armor?”