Chapter 931 – Du Ke’s Fury
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
After studying the Holy Flame for a long time, Du Ke had more or less understood the situation, and his heart wasonly filled with admiration.
On Law Domains, he was the true grandmaster, and there were very few people that could garner his respect.
The first was Tang Tian.
Tang Tian’s strength was not laid in his profound understanding towards Law, but his ability to destroy and hisdisdain on all Laws. Tang Tian did not care how a certain Law was used, he would use the most barbaric andunreasonable method to grab all the Laws to use. In terms of Law Domains, Tang Tian was like a tyrant, hisAwakened God Armor the cage for laws.
The creator of the Holy Flame walked a different path, the transformation of Laws and Energy in his hands causedothers to be in awe. He was like a warlock of Law Domain, he pulled Laws and Energy into the shadows, andtransformed them into his own, and with his own hands, he reached the apex. The Emulated Laws, the HollowfiedEnergy had formed a miraculous equilibrium like magic, and emitted an indescribable sense of beauty.
Du Ke sighed again and again, compared to Tang Tian’s unreasonable and barbaric strength, the Holy Flamecontained a beautiful and delicate equilibrium that he obviously adored and admired more. The Beauty of the HolyFlame was a result of thousands of experiments, one could imagine how much effort the creator had put into it.
He then realized that he had underestimated Temple, and the depths of Temple truly made one to revere them.
But in the end, he was still a man who had gained enlightenment on the Law Domain, and after gaining clarity on theprinciples, he was able to counter it. With the power of the Law Domain, he stood on the grounds of being invincible.In his Law Domain, he was the God.
The Holy Flame was a form in a state between Laws and Energy, but ultimately, it had not left the profound theoriesof Laws and Energy.
A layer of blood red flame surged around his body, but as time passed, the blood flame gradually dimmed down,turning into a faint red, until it became close to colorless. The flame became colorless, and blazed so thin to the pointthat it could burn out at any moment, and did not release any warmth. This was the flame that Du Ke had graspedfrom the Holy Flame, although its equilibrium was not as miraculous as the Holy Flame, but in essence, the two hadno difference.
It too, wielded an Emulated Law inside its core and had Hollowfied Energy.
Du Ke was not pleased, compared to the gold Holy Flames, this ethereal flame that he had imitated was much morecrude. ~Alright, this is the best I can make do with for now, when the battle is over, I can slowly study and researchon it.~
With his body covered with the transparent Flames, Du Ke rushed into the sea of Golden Holy Flames.
The golden Holy Flames were blocked by the transparent flames around him. His assumption was accurate, he didnot feel any pressure from the Holy Flames. Although the Ethereal Flames around him did not merge with the HolyFlames, they had a similar aura, which prevented the Holy Flames from attacking Du Ke. The Holy Flames viewedthe Ethereal Flames around Du Ke as a similar species.
Du Ke’s idea could not be considered ingenious, but it was simple and direct, and one could tell the crux of it just bylooking at it. The creator of Holy Flames obviously did not forget the existence of the Sin Domain, and the HolyFlame’s target was both energy and laws, but the creator would had never expected that there would actually besomeone who was able to unravel the secrets of the Holy Flame so quickly, and even found its loophole.
Du Ke flew forward unhindered by the Holy Flames, which stretched out to as far as he could see.
As he flew on and on, the leisurely look on Du Ke’s face disappeared, replaced with seriousness. Initially, he hadthought that Temple had used the Holy Flames to seal the estuaries, but he quickly realized that the amount of HolyFlames was more than he had imagined. When he rushed into the Holy Flames of the Estuary and saw the fierypillars that extended into the sky, his face changed.
He had never expected that such a majestic scene would appear in the Saint Continent, ~Temple’s skill is trulysurprising.~
The further he flew, the more he felt that something was wrong, no one from Temple had come to question him,instead, the city had turned into a ghost town, and there was nobody. All around, he could see the broken walls andpillars melting due to the high temperature. There were a huge number of Holy Flames floating in the sky, all ofwhich resemble dandelions filling the sky.
~What exactly happened here in Saint Continent?~
Du Ke’s heart was filled with shock, ~Did a massacre happen here?~
He raised his head and looked at the fiery pillars and the flow of Holy Flames in the sky, then at the dandelionsfloating all around him. His gaze landed on the numerous floating Holy Flames, they were not big, majority were thesize of fingers and the largest did not exceed the size of a fist. But there were an endless amount of them like thesand in the desert, and was uncountable.
Du Ke stared at the Holy Flames in a daze, ~All of these Holy Flames are so small, which means the level of themartial artists are very low, but for there to be so many….~
Suddenly, a terrifying thought flashed past his mind, ~It cannot be….~
Du Ke felt a cold chill shot up from the sole of his feet to the top of his head, and all the hair on his body stood as hetrembled involuntarily. After returning to the Sacred Saint Galaxy, he always thought that the citizens of SacredSaint Galaxy lived a safe and fortunate life, and felt that the citizens of the Sin Domain lived in an extremely harshand brutal environment. But the scene before him shattered this impression.
~This is too…..too cruel!~
He had seen all sorts of cruelty in the Sin Domain, but not one was comparable to the scene before him, which madehim feel fear. He was unable to comprehend, what kind of lunatic would be able to do such a sick and disgustingthing?
After the shock and fear, his expression became serious.
~If I continue to underestimate and disregard this lunatic enemy, I will most probably be digging my own grave.~
Du Ke hastened his speed, looking for signs of Tang Tian all over. He firmly believed that Tang Tian would not be so easily defeated, although the Holy Flames were outstanding, but Tang Tian was definitely not a weak martial artist. Du Ke had never seen such a powerful martial artist like Tang Tian. Furthermore, Tang Tian was a natural genius when it came to battle, he had the instincts of a ferocious beast, and with his calm and astute mind in battle, he was the strongest fighting machine.
Tang Tian might lose in terms of techniques or realm, but in a real battle where blades and spears were involved, DuKe firmly believed without hesitation that Tang Tian would come out on top, like himself.
Du Ke took a deep breath, as though a regiment of flames was burning in his heart.
He had always desired for Tang Tian to win. And he always desired to participate in a battle with Tang Tian. Thecitizens of Saint Continent were Temple’s children, whether they were alive or dead did not matter to him, but hewas still furious.
That’s right, fury, it was a fury that surged from the deepest parts of his heart.
The sky filled with Golden Holy Flames emitted a divine aura, but it made Du Ke disgusted.
At the highest command of Southern Alliance.
“The time for a full force attack has come.”
Bing was different from usual, he did not hold onto any cigarettes, he stood in front of the map with a solemnexpression. His gaze swept across the various generals in front of him, the majority of them still had naive andyouthful faces. But all of these youths were already veterans and experts on the battlefield, they had abundantfighting experiences and their reputations were well known. In the entire Sacred Saint Galaxy, no one dared to lookdown on them.
Their eyes flashed with excitement, but their faces maintained steadiness.
Xie Yu An was in deep thoughts, the last time, he had sensed that Master Bing’s emotions was not right, and he hadconfirmed the conjecture. To him, the time for the full force attack was not right, Mo Xin, Qiu Xu Hua and GouCheng WenDao had misgivings towards each other, but they were still able to maintain their self control.
The internal strife in Temple had caused an intense unrest, the arousal from the conflicting views still required timeto ferment, and if they were to make their move, they could easily force the already breaking down enemies to bandtogether again.
Xie Yu An firmly believed that if he could see it, Master Bing would be able to see it as well. But Bing was stillpersistent in doing it, and it was obviously a forced matter. And in the Southern Alliance, there was only one manthat could make Bing make such a decision, and that was the leader of the Southern Alliance, Tang Tian!
Xie Yu An could roughly guess that Master Tang Tian was probably in a dangerous situation, while Bing wasplanning to make use of the full force attack to draw the attention of the Honorable Martial Continent to ease thepressure on Tang Tian.
He did not speak out, but instead, supported Master Bing’s decision. Although the current situation was not themost optimal for a full force attack, but Master Tang Tian’s importance far outweighed the potential loss.
The period of Tang Tian’s disappearance led to Bing managing the daily work. Bing’s term of work was thorough andmethodically sound, the results were apparent, and the Southern Alliance’s strength took a qualitative leap.Compared to it, Master Tang Tian did not seem to have any existence. But the core members of the SouthernAlliance knew that Tang Tian was irreplaceable in the Southern Alliance, no matter how well Bing performed, he wasunable to replace Master Tang Tian.
Although Tang Tian was not around, his influence on the Southern Alliance never stopped. Privately, everyone knewthat Master Bing was able to connect to Master Tang Tian in a mysterious method.
Master Bing was an outstanding commander, but not an outstanding leader.
Thinking about that, Xie Yu An suddenly felt puzzled, ~Usually, I don’t even feel the existence of Master Tang Tian,why do I keep thinking that Master Tang Tian is a good leader?~
There was no doubt on Tang Tian’s importance to the Southern Alliance, and for his sake, it was even acceptable forthem to lose a few armies. But if something had truly happened to Master Tang Tian, no matter how muchadvantage they had in the battlefield, it was useless for the entire situation.
Furthermore, Xie Yu An had a guess that he never told anyone, in which he suspected that Master Tang Tian hadinfiltrated the Honorable Martial Continent. He guessed it out from a few clues, for example, Master Bing’s dispatchof armies over the battlefield seemed to be intentionally attracting Honorable Martial Continent’s attention. He hada feeling, that if Master Tang Tian was in Honorable Martial Continent, he would definitely annoy the hell out ofHonorable Martial Continent and create complete confusion.
~Alright, maybe I’m thinking too much…..~
Xie Yu An threw all of the complicated thoughts to the back of his mind, and placed his focus back on the battlefield,his mind working quickly. Even when he was at the backlines, he had secretly kept in contact with the frontlines.Although they were not in an optimal time to launch a full force attack, but it was not as terrible as one might think itwould be. Furthermore, from another point of view, the enemies were in much more terrible situations, if they wereable to overwhelm the enemies, they could probably incite the fall of Honorable Martial Continent.
Within his calm eyes, a rarely seen excitement flashed, and the blood within his body started to boil.
Chapter 932 – The Huo Family’s Decision [2 in 1]
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
In just a few days, Sadra seemed to have aged a decade, his grizzled hair had turned white, and there were morewrinkles on his face. His face no longer had the usual calmness and steadiness, only a deep lethargy could be seen,and even his back had become crooked and old.
By his side, Huo Liu Shang and the rest all had anxious looks on their faces, and in the past few days, they had trulyexperienced what it meant by a day dragging past like a year. Many of their faces still had looks of lost, they did notunderstand why the situation had turned out like that.
A few days before, they watched how Temple looked for Senior Xin with only one man, Seuss, as he arrived in SnowCity alone, and the memory of how they felt that the victory was in their grasp still remained clear in their minds.And suddenly, they dropped from Heaven to Hell. It was so fast that they were unable to even react in time. All oftheir advantages disappeared, and they were sealed in Saint Continent. The Great Clan Elder’s insane and crueltyhad made them feel what true fear was.
Temple was even able to massacre a continent worth of citizens as though it was nothing, how would Temple everlet them live. Everything that happened in Saint Continent would forever remain a secret that no one would know.They would all be executed as offenders who tried to destroy the Saint Continent, and their successors and futuregenerations would always be shamed. Alright, they need not worry about future generations, Temple would neverlet their successors live.
A Great Clan Elder that was able to massacre the entire Saint Continent, how would he not know about pulling theweed by its roots? Destroying an entire clan or family was a small matter compared to destroyed the entire SaintContinent, it was not worth mentioning.
The past few days had been a nightmare for them.
Everyday, more and more people would be devoured by the Holy Flames, they watched on helplessly as their owncomrades scream in anguish and die, and it was a torture for all of them. After that, whoever got infected by theHoly Flames would be put to death by their own comrades.
But, although their lives could end, but the pain of their souls burning was something they could not escape from.
They watched the souls struggle in the Holy Flame, all of them able to feel the pain contained within the silent andberserk motions of the souls. The morale of the camp fell to a low, and they all suspected that as long as Temple sentsomeone down to demand for people to surrender, more than half would immediately do so.
But no one came down, as though everyone in Temple were asleep.
What caused even more panic was the torment of waiting for their deaths had made some people fall apart, andeven their souls being devoured to die peacefully became an extravagant hope.
The camp was deadly silent, everyone looked as though they had lost their souls, their eyes dull without any signs oflife.
Suddenly, someone shouted out loud: “Quickly look! In the sky!”
Sadra immediately raised his head, his eyes instantly constricted, and the wrinkles on his face became moreapparent.
~Is it finally beginning?~
In his vision, the dense golden holy flames in the sky seemed to be attracted to something, and were all moving inone direction. It was the first time the Holy Flames were doing something different in the past few days.
~That direction is….~
“Temple! That’s the direction to Temple!” Mo Yi Gu exclaimed out loud.
~Direction to Temple!~ Everyone’s mind jolted, all of them stood up and looked into the distance.
The Holy Flames floating in the sky were all moving in the direction where Temple was. Although their speed wasnot fast, but they were truly moving, and the direction was clearly to Temple.
~What happened at Temple?~ Everyone were all curious.
Temple was not situated far away, but it was definitely not near either, and there were a few cities between them.
“We have already failed.” Sadra spoke up, he had already regained his calm, and seeing that everyone were lookingat him, he laughed bitterly: “Or do you all think that our situation can become any worse?”
Everyone were startled, they remained silent.
~That’s right, can it be worse than this?”
“I will go take a look!” Huo Liu Shang spoke up: “Whether I live or die, at least I will go down with a bang, it is betterthan doing nothing!”
His words convinced everyone else, and immediately a few others followed.
“I will go too!”
“Yes, at least it will be better than now!”
“Let’s go take a look.”
They followed behind Huo Liu Shang, and headed towards Temple. They carefully avoided the moving Holy Flamesen route, and did not stop once.
But when they arrived at Temple, they realized that it was empty. The only moving things were the Holy Flames inthe sky that flew towards the fiery Pillars that were near Temple. The countable specks of Holy Flames entered theFiery Pillars, and although the Fiery Pillars did not appear to have any changes, Huo Liu Shang was able to sense apowerful aura being birthed inside it.
Huo Liu Shang was overwhelmed with shock, ~What’s inside that pillar?~
Suddenly, a terrifying thought flashed past his mind, ~Are the Great Clan Elder and the rest inside these pillars?~
He counted them, and ended up with a total of fourteen fiery pillars that was absorbing Holy Flames endlessly, thescene a shock to them. Huo Liu Shang raised his head up, and looked at the endless streams of Holy Flames in thesky, the fear in his heart had reached an unprecedented level. The first thing that popped in his mind was to run, buthe firmly suppressed the impulse, the entire Saint Continent was sealed, where could they run to?
He forced his eyes to remain open as he watched the fourteen pillars devouring everything like fourteen insatiablemouths.
He finally understood why the Great Clan Elder would not even let the citizens go. The Holy Flames in the sky wasnot to deal with the families or to seal the Saint Continent, but for the fourteen fiery pillars, or for the fourteenmonsters inside.
An extremely cold chill pervaded through his body.
~The citizens of Saint Continent were food for Temple’s monsters, the fourteen monsters being groomed righthere.~
All of a sudden, Huo Liu Shang’s eyes turned blood red, an unprecedented rage surged in his chest. ~How many liveswere taken, all of those innocent people, they were just ordinary citizens.~
~And….they are all humans, how can they be treated as food?~
Unprecedented fear came with the rage, a deep sense of fear.
~He had groomed the entire Saint Continent, and if everyone’s power were focused on these fourteen, whatmonsters will they be?~
This had surpassed the limits of Huo Liu Shang’s understanding, but he knew that the things that would be bornfrom the fourteen pillars would be true monsters.
A roar came out by his side, one of the military general screamed at the closest Fiery Pillar and launched an attack,but all of which were futile. He did not even cause any ripple on the Fiery Pillar. And before anyone could react, HolyFlames surrounded them from all directions, and locked the military general down.
The golden holy flames instantly burnt his body, and before he could even scream, he was turned into ashes.
“We will leave now!”
Huo Liu Shang had a change in expression, ~The monsters inside the pillars can control the Holy Flames aroundthem!~
Everyone were shocked by the scene, and all of them retreated.
The group flew for over ten kilometers before stopping. After travelling for so far, the fiery pillars still remainedlarge and majestic, and they were still as insignificant. From this, they were able to have a glimpse of the completepicture. The vast sea of Holy Flames were moving towards the fourteen gigantic fiery pillars, causing those whowitnessed it to feel numb.
Huo Liu Shang was in a daze, he felt as though strength was being drawn out from his body. How could they ever winsuch terrifying enemies?
But he was after all still a powerful man, and he knew to have despair and fear at such a time would only lead themto death faster.
“Let’s go back first.” He gritted his teeth and said resolutely.
His eyes swept across the group by his side, all of them had despair and fear written all over their faces, even Huo LiRuo, who was known to not fear anything, was as pale as a white sheet of paper, and his fingers were trembling.
Huo Liu Shang that it was useless to speak further. How could he, if he was also feeling what they were feeling?
Without saying anything, he led the group silently.
The rest followed him quietly, at such a time, no one had the interest to even talk. But all of them knew that the timewhen the monsters from the pillars appeared was the time that everything would end.
After seeing everything in a day, the last thread of hope in their heart was completely shattered.
They did not speak for the entire journey.
In the blink of the eye, they were about to reach back to their camp, when Huo Li Ruo suddenly caught somethingfrom the corner of his eye. He was startled, and subconsciously turned to look. What he saw was Holy Flames andnothing else. They were scattered on the same level without end.
~There isn’t any place that we can hide…..~
Huo Li Ruo was at a loss, and only reacted after a moment, he could not resist but laugh, ~Why do I still harbor hopeat such a time? Or am I subconsciously thinking that as long as there’s a bit of hope, we can change something?~
He shook his head, and continued moving. After a moment, he suddenly stopped.
He looked around, his expression was somewhat queer, he felt as though he had sensed something, and he was surethat he was not mistaken. Huo Liu Shang and the rest had already left him behind, but he did not care, and lookedaround.
~If it had happened once, I might had been mistaken, but to feel it twice, It definitely isn’t a mistake.~
~What is it?~
He stopped in his place and looked around.
~The only thing that I can see, aside from Holy Flames, it’s just Holy Flames….could it be….the Holy Flames?~
Huo Li Ruo’s mind trembled, he looked around carefully at the Holy Flames around him.
~Wait a minute!~
His eyes lit up, he finally found the location that had caught his attention. He was right, it was the Holy Flames, in hisvision, there were actually a portion of Holy Flames that was actually heading in a completely different location.
“There’s a situation!” He shouted out loud.
Upon hearing that, Huo Liu Shang stopped, he turned back, only to see the distance between them and Huo Li Ruo.
“There’s a situation there!” Huo Li Ruo shouted out loud and waved at everyone.
He instantly became excited, any changes at such a time was a good thing for them. They were already at the worstpossible situation, no matter how bad the small change was, it could not lead them any worser. But what if it was agood thing?
Huo Liu Shang was the first to react, he immediately shot forward and got to Huo Li Ruo, and asked excitedly: “Whathappened?”
The trembling of his voice revealed his excitement, the others reacted and immediately ran over.
Huo Li Ruo did not joke, he was equally excited, he pointed to the Holy Flames in the sky: “Holy Flames! A portion ofthe Holy Flames are heading in that direction!”
Huo Liu Shang followed Huo Li Ruo’s fingers, his eyes instantly lit up, ~Huo Li Ruo is right, there is indeed a portionof Holy Flames flying towards another direction apart from Temple.~
“Go! Take a look!” He said without hesitation, and immediately took the lead and followed the direction in which theHoly Flame were heading to.
The rest were instantly aroused and followed.
They followed on, and quickly realized that more and more Holy Flames were heading towards the same direction.They got more surprised, as the amount of Holy Flames was not inferior to those heading to Temple.
Everyone’s excitement went down as fear crept in once again.
~Could it be that the number of monsters that Temple is growing is more than fourteen?~ Upon thinking about that,everyone’s mind started to tense up. ~That’s right, Temple is so big and they have so much power, fourteenmonsters is a bit too little.~ To them, they felt that it was not surprising if Temple had fourteen monsters in everycity.
Everyone’s heart became tense, the morale that was uplifted previously dropped further.
Huo Liu Shang behaved more calmly, even if there were fourteen more monsters, the situation could not get anyworse. He had felt the terrifying aura that was faintly revealed from the fiery pillars, and knew how scary themonsters were. He even felt that they would be even more terrifying, because he did not know what the result ofthe Holy Flames converging on the fourteen were.
He had a premonition, that the fourteen monsters were existences beyond the limits of a human’s imagination.
He noticed that Huo Li Ruo’s expression seemed strange. With a thought, he immediately sensed that Huo Li Ruohad a discovery, and asked: “What’s wrong?”
“That direction….” Huo Li Ruo was unsure: “It seems like its towards Snow City.”
“Snow City?” Huo Liu Shang was startled for a moment, but immediately, he had a revelation, and becamecompletely excited.
~That’s right, isn’t this direction towards Snow City?~
With Huo Li Ruo’s reminder, he immediately realised the thing he had overlooked. He smacked his own head inannoyance, ~How can I forget about such an obvious matter, I was over worried.~
He would never ever forget about this city, it was inside that city that they fell from Heavens straight to Hell. But itwas also the same city that they felt a glimmer of hope when they were in the deepest despair.
Snow City, Mace Field Tradings!
Huo Liu Shang immediately recalled that Mace Field Tradings was still in Snow City, at that time when they wereanxiously gathering their troops and left Snow City, Mace Field Tradings did not follow them.
~Could it be Mace Field Tradings that are doing something?~
Upon thinking about it, Huo Liu Shang felt his entire body brimming with strength. ~That’s right, Mace FieldTradings has the unfathomable Senior Xin and the powerful Iron Mask Army, maybe they have some idea?~
Huo Liu Shang was self reflecting for completely forgetting the existence of Mace Field Tradings. Regardless of whatrelation they had previously, they were all now survivors of the Saint Continent, and were allies!
They were unable to fly in Saint Continent, thus they used all of their efforts to sprint.
When they arrived outside Snow City, they were shocked by the scene that welcomed them. Every single personstopped in their tracks, and stared blankly at the gigantic monster in Snow City. All of them had their mouths wideopened, all of them had forgotten how to speak.
A gigantic cyclone had covered the sky of Snow City, and it looked as though there was a monstrous mouth abovethe cyclone, where all the Holy Flames surged in through, transforming into a golden stream that poured into thecyclone.
The fiery pillars that they saw previously were as calm as gentlemen compared to the gigantic cyclone in front ofthem. Even the speed of devouring were of completely different levels, Temple’s fiery pillars were like docilegentlemen that ate with proper etiquette at the dinner table. But the cyclone in front of them was like a monstrousbeast that was starved in its cage and let out, it was devouring and gorging itself, its stomach an eternal neverending pit.
Even by watching the golden stream from afar, Huo Liu Shang could hear their shrieks swarming into the cyclone.
The entire Snow City was overshadowed by the gigantic beast, and what was even more revering was that thecyclone was still growing at an alarming rate.
“Oh my god!” Huo Li Ruo watched the terrifying beast in a daze.
Huo Liu Shang regained himself from the sudden shock, he immediately noticed a few panicked figures inside thecity. When he looked carefully, he was right! It was Mace Field Trading! He did not see Senior Xin, but he sawMelissa and the Iron Mask Army. He also noticed that although they looked panicked, they were not in chaos, andwere all observing the cyclone in the sky.
Huo Liu Shang was unable to contain his excitement, he was like a traveler dehydrating in the desert that hestumbled upon an oasis. As though he felt life coming back into him, Huo Liu Shang started to cry.
Very quickly, Mace Field People noticed them, and all became cautious.
Huo Liu Shang stabilized his emotions, then called for his group to hold ground, and led Huo Li Ruo up.
All the surrounding Holy Flames were being spun in the air by the cyclone, thus there was no need for them to beworried about the Holy Flames. There was no energy for defense, thus Ji Ze and the rest quickly recovered, alongwith their fighting strength. Seeing Huo Li Ruo and the rest, they immediately spread out and maintained vigilance.
Ji Ze and Fu Zheng Zhi looked at each other, they knew without speaking, as long as the other party made anystrange movements, they would attack without hesitation. ~Although Huo Liu Shang and his group looked to be inrather terrible shapes and would most probably not try anything funny, but what if? Master is still inside thecyclone, if they were affected, we have to protect Young Miss Qian Hui as well~, both of them felt more pressure onthemselves.
Huo Liu Shang and Huo Li Ruo raised both of their hands, indicating that they had no ill intent.
They walked closer, and Huo Liu Shang bowed respectfully, then asked: “Can I enquire, is Senior Xin inside thecyclone?”
Ji Ze saw Huo Li Ruo’s eyes gleaming, and instantly became tense, and got into a posture that could allow him toattack at any moment.
As Tang Tian was not present, the next in line with the highest authority was Qian Hui. She stood out and replied:“That’s right.”
“I am Huo Liu Shang, I represent the Huo Family to plead for Senior Xin to protect us.” Huo Liu Shang knelt on theground and spoke slowly and solemnly: “The entire Huo Family, is willing to serve under Senior Xin…..”
Qian Hui interrupted him as she spoke calmly: “Ah Xin is my General, and aside from my Lord Husband, no one elsecan be the Master here, they are all the generals of my Lord Husband, you should consider it again.”
Huo Liu Shang was shocked, he had initially thought that Senior Xin was the leader of the group, but he did notexpect that Senior Xin was actually the general of the young beauty standing in front of him. What he did not expecteven more was that the leader of the group was actually the lady’s husband.
Ji Ze and Fu Zheng Zhi were surprised, from the start, Young Miss Qian Hui had never displayed any unique traits tothem, and they only knew that the Master and Qian Hui were childhood lovers with extremely deep emotions for onanother. It was only after those powerful and resonating words did everyone feel the prominent aura from Qian Hui.
The two of them looked at each other again, ~Lady Boss is also not normal as well!~
For Fu Zheng Zhi, who was a man proficient in bootlicking, he already started to reflect and regret why he had notattempted to curry favor from the Lady Boss.
Huo Liu Shang tried to probe: “I wonder if Young Miss’ husband is around? What family is the master from?”
Previously when Qian Hui called Tang Tian her Lord Husband, she was in a calm and composed state of mind, butupon hearing Huo Liu Shang calling Tang Tian her husband, a surge of bashfulness surged from her heart, and a redflush silently crept up her neck to her face. But she maintained a straight face and replied: “He is inside the cyclone, Iwill not hide it from you, Lord Husband is not from Honorable Martial Continent. Alright, we will keep it as such,weigh the pros and cons yourself, you only have one opportunity, and there will be no further chances after this.”
Upon hearing that, Huo Liu Shang knew he had no other way, and without hesitation, he saluted in respect: “I amwilling!”
Regardless of where they came from, even if they were not from Honorable martial Continent, so what? Temple wasalready the public enemy, and if Temple won, no one else would survive. Temple would definitely not allow news ofwhat happened to the Saint Continent to be revealed, otherwise, even if the Great Clan Elder won, he would not beable to receive the support from the citizens.
No one would be willing to support the crazy and ruthless Great Clan Elder.
Huo Liu Shang’s decision made him relax. When his eyes looked upon the cyclone, he knew that only anothermonster could defeat a monster. He also knew that Temple would not accept them surrendering, furthermore, theywould never yield to Temple. How could a being that had massacred all of the citizens of Saint Continent care aboutkilling a few more captives? If he spared them, what would happen if the matter were to be leaked out?
Huo Liu Shang could only rely on Mace Field Tradings, he knew that he had no grounds to haggle, because he had nochips to play. He had no other choice as well, if the Great Clan Elder truly won, it would be a disaster to Honorablemartial Continent. For their families, it was worse.
At such a level, the Families no longer held any meaning, even if they defeated Temple, they had no power to governthe entire Honorable Martial Continent.
Huo Liu Shang’s emotions were in a tangle. If Temple won, they would all die, their families would be slaughtered,and at that time, the Honorable Martial Continent would no longer be the same. If they won, the Honorable MartialContinent would no longer exist, Temple would be completely wiped out, so who could take over Honorable MartialContinent?
~The powerful Honorable Martial Continent had fallen to such a state in the blink of an eye, I too am a sinner……~
Huo Liu Shang felt that he was a joke, ~Why am I contemplating about it when we are already at this stage~, hebowed to Qian Hui: “This subordinate will bring my family over.”
“Go.” Qian Hui nodded her head.
When Huo Li Ruo returned to receive his family members, he was still in a daze, he never expected their Patriarch tobe so decisive, who did not have any hesitation to throw away all of his dignity and honor to become a subordinateof another person.
~The Huo Family is one of the powerful Aristocrat Prestigious Families….how could it be….~
Since young, this point had been deeply ingrained inside his mind, but the Patriarch’s actions had completelytoppled his impression of the family.
As though he knew what Huo Li Ruo was thinking, Huo Liu Shang spoke out without even turning his head back:“Are you very surprised? Only through this, can we survive, can our Huo Family survive. They will also make theright choice.”
Huo Li Ruo knew who the Patriarch was talking about, he was pointing at Sadra and the other Patriarchs.
He did not know what to say, and remained quiet.
Chapter 933 – First Probe
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
As expected, Sadra and the rest made the same choice. Especially after they saw the gigantic and terrifying cyclone,they had no other alternative thoughts.
Their predicament left them no choice, the families’ alliance was already destroyed. Each family had huge losses, atleast more than 30% of their forces were gone. Such a huge loss was not enough to destroy the few families, butmost importantly, they had no way of retreat, they were in a position of despair, and the families who chose to leavewould only die even faster.
The painful losses was a terrible experience for any of the families.
But the place where it was harmed the most was the morale and confidence.
In the past, the reason why Sadra and the rest were unhappy about their situation and dared to contend withTemple for authority was mostly because of their confidence, and was the ambition of the various heroes of thePrestigious Families. They firmly believed that they were the true masters of Honorable Martial Continent, andbelieved that they had the qualifications to share the power over Honorable Martial Continent with Temple.
This ambition did not come from nothing or from their profound accumulation of wealth, but from their ancestors who used their own hands and blood to build a powerful and strong foundation, through the generations of victories, through countless glories, through the countless days accumulating their beliefs, that formed their identities as Prestigious Families.
But this time, all of their beliefs and conviction were completely destroyed. In the face of the Great Clan Elder, theywere rendered weak and helpless like children. The casualties of the various families increased, and they realizedthat they were unable to change the situation. They had nowhere to run, and the fear of waiting to die nibbled awaytheir courage, their vitality, and like that, even their hope started to dwindle away.
Their decision to join under Tang Tian meant that they had completely gave up their pride as the top of the foodchain, and from then on, they would be treated as mortals on plain earth.
Sadra and the other Patriarchs knew of it, but compared to the complete destruction of their families, what waslosing their pride? At least their families could continue surviving.
Sadra and the rest had no other choice.
They finally realized that they were just mortals, and the battle they were in were fought by monsters. At such atime, they no longer had the luxury to blame themselves for the foolishness, their strength had determined that theycould only be supporting roles in the battlefield, which included the strength that supported their ambitions.
Sadra and the other Patriarchs saw the glimmer of hope that was glowing on their family members’ faces, and thepain in their hearts lessened. All of the Holy Flames around Snow City were being drawn in by the Sword TempestCyclone, allowing all of the soldiers who had overstretched their brain activity to quickly fall into deep sleep.
Finally, they were able to have a safe rest.
Everyone hoped that their monster would win, and prayed towards the gigantic cyclone.
Time continued to pass, and the atmosphere in Snow City became even heavier. The soldiers responsible forobserving the fourteen pillars at Temple returned to report the changes.
Everyone immediately became alert. Sadra and the few other Patriarchs personally went to visit Temple.
The fourteen pillars at Temple had started to crystallize at its base, and the golden fiery pillars were congealing intogolden crystals. The fourteen terrifying auras were completely different from what they had experienced the fewdays before, every one of them had become even more violent. The monsters inside the fiery pillars started to growin strength and heartbeat, which sounded like drums, every beat resonated and caused the sky to ripple. Even fromthe distance, they could hear the impatient breaths.
Sadra and the rest had a premonition, that when the monsters inside the fiery pillars had completelymetamorphosed, and could appear at any moment.
They were afraid, the cyclone was still growing without any signs of completion. But if the Great Clan Elder and thefourteen monsters were to appear first, they would instantly be in danger, and the situation seemed to be turninginto the direction that they did not desire for.
What they did not know was that in the sky behind them, Du Ke was observing the fiery pillars with a solemnexpression. Since he had mimicked the Holy Flames and cheated the seal in the sky, he was able to fly wherever hewished.
Du Ke was able to sense the terrifying auras inside the fiery pillars, and the Holy Flames were unable to block hissight, allowing him to see through the fiery pillars clearly.
Countless of golden silk that resembled a human’s veins, and converged towards a Spirit General from various partsof the fiery pillars. Du Ke instantly realized, ~Spirit Generals, those strange flames were prepared for SpiritGenerals.~
Du Ke’s expression remained serious, he was able to sense the strength of the Spirit Generals, and they were at anunprecedented level that he had never seen before. It was not an unfathomable realm, but just the accumulation ofpower. In his eyes, there were no techniques that purely accumulated power, but the uncountable store of powerwas forcing the Spirit Generals to metamorphosize again and again.
Du Ke never thought that the world actually had such a simple and violent method to grow powerful martial artists.
That’s right, the Spirit Generals inside every Fiery Pillar released auras that were like monsters climbing out fromuncultivated floods. Even from the distance, he could sense the terrifying auras of the Spirit Generals. They did noteven conceal their auras, every Spirit General felt as if they were formed by the oceans of Holy Flames. The ripplesformed by the compression of the huge volume of power was simply unconcealable, and he was able to clearly seethe Spirit Generals inside the fiery pillars distorting as Laws were in chaos.
It was the pinnacle of power compression, one never seen in history.
Du Ke squinted his eyes, his heart overwhelmed with shock. He finally understood why Temple required so manyHoly Flames. He could feel that through the fiery screen flowing in the sky formed by the unknown connection ofthe other fiery pillars, the fourteen pillars were able to continuously absorb the Holy Flames floating in SaintContinent.
When anything reached its pinnacle, many things could happen.
Every single Spirit General posed a threat to him. His enlightenment of Laws were at the pinnacle, and the Law Domain he had was a matchless power, but the power accumulated inside every individual Spirit General was much larger than the power he could utilize.
Just the pure power was sufficient to pose a threat to his laws.
Right at that moment, suddenly, the Spirit General inside the middle pillar opened his eyes, with his cold andindifferent glare, he looked at Du Ke.
Du Ke’s heart was shocked, ~The enemy discovered me!~
He quickly calmed down, although the enemy was powerful, but he still had absolute confidence in his own strength.Yes, even with his Law Domain, the enemy could still pose a threat to him, but at the same time, no matter how vastthe enemy’s power was, his Law Domain was also a threat to his enemy.
It was just that the situation was not advantageous for him, but he was not alone.
The Great Clan Elder could sense the threat from Du Ke, and was inwardly shocked, his eyes gleamed with a light:“So you are a surviving member of Sin Domain!”
The Great Clan Elder’s voice shot out from the fiery pillar, and the Holy Flames in the sky suddenly became agitated.Du Ke felt as though he was in a torrential storm, winds blew against him, and the Holy Flames all pounced towardshim ferociously, as though they wanted to burn him to ashes.
Du Ke remained calm. The air around him turned sluggish, and no matter how violent the Holy Flames were, theywere unable to enter a 30m radius of him.
The Holy Flames in the sky transformed into a wave, which flowed towards Du Ke with an earth shattering power,causing the entire sky to tremble.
“Temple treats its citizen worse than pigs and dogs, and slaughtered all of them just to nourish your own bodies,your sins are beyond redemption, even with a hundred deaths, you can never redeem yourself!”
The Holy Flames covered Du Ke’s figure, but Du Ke’s voice came out clearly from the Holy Flames, in which therumblings could not conceal.
Du Ke’s figure was revealed once more, he was like a rock situated in the middle of a stream, while the Holy Flameswere like the water, that flowed around him. He was unharmed, and remained indifferent, but his tone wasresounding and powerful.
The Great Clan Elder’s face turned dark, he knew that he was unable to do anything to Du Ke, and sneered: “You canspeak all you want. History is written by the victors, the losers will become the evil one, I want to see whether youwill still be able to smile when we come out.”
With that, he no longer cared about Du Ke, but his absorption of Holy Flames increased.
Du Ke also knew that he was unable to do anything or stop the enemy, all the Fiery Pillars and the fiery screen in thesky were of one entity. If he tried to attack one, it meant attacking all of it, which he held no chance of winning.
And when the Spirit Generals completed their metamorphosis, their bodies would undergo qualitative changes, atthat time, they would no longer need to enter the fiery pillars, and would no longer require the power of the fierypillars.
~These Spirit Generals are almost completely metamorphosed.~
Du Ke looked at the pillars, then turned towards another direction, as he could sense a portion of the Holy Flamessurging in the other direction. Furthermore, he could sense a familiar aura from the said location.
Du Ke instantly became excited, no matter how powerful the enemy was, Tang Tian would not sit idly either. Seeinghow plenty of Holy Flames were surging towards Tang Tian as well, Du Ke’s mind instantly worked, ~Could it be thatTang Tian is also using the Holy Flames?~
The more he thought, the more possible he felt that it was, and he became curious. Tang Tian was a man not held bycommon sense, and could always perform extraordinary and strange things, this was something Du Ke hadconcluded of Tang Tian. And if Tang Tian did not do anything strange, Du Ke would feel that that would be strange.
He immediately increased his speed, as though he was skiing on the Holy Flames, he flew extremely fast. Theterrifying Holy Flames were unable to do anything to him.
Below, Sadra and the other Patriarchs were dumbstruck, they did not recognize Du Ke, but when they saw how hewas able to fly despite the restrictions in the sky, and could still fight against the Great Clan Elder, they saw how hewas not at an disadvantage.
All of them had the same feeling, as the moment they went closer to Temple, they would already be terrified. But theattack of the Holy Flames were so violent, yet they were unable to harm Du Ke. Sadra and the rest felt as thoughtheir knowledge of the world was being toppled, as one after another, random powerful existences were appearing.
The only clue they had was the term “Remaining Survivor of Sin Domain”. ~But, since when did Sin Domain havesuch powerful people? He is too powerful, and looks young.~
~Wait a minute!~
They suddenly reacted, ~Isn’t the direction that the powerful Sin Domain martial artist, towards Snow City?~
Everyone looked at each other, and frantically sprinted back to Snow City.
Chapter 934 – Du Ke’s Response
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
When Ji Ze and Fu Zheng Zhi saw Du Ke, they were ecstatic, the shadow casted by the fame of the man, as the Number one man of Sin Domain, the prestige and impact that Du Ke had on everyone in Sin Domain was extremely powerful. Furthermore, seeing how Du Ke alone could fly in the sky, they knew that he was definitely worthy of being called the strongest.
When the Strongest man of Sin Domain saw the cyclone floating above Snow City, his mouth was wide open on hisstunned face.
After a long time, he turned his neck, which resulted in a ‘crack crack crack’ sound, like an extremely rustedmechanism, causing Ji Ze and the rest to worry that his neck would break.
“Is Master inside?” He looked at Ji Ze in shock with an extended finger pointing weakly to the cyclone.
~As expected of the strongest man of Sin Domain, his foresight is so powerful!~ Ji Ze immediately nodded his head: “Yes, Master has been inside for a few days, with Ah Xin, Xiao Ran and the rest.”
~Inside for a few days…..~
Du Ke looked up, and as he saw the stream of Holy Flames being pulled in, the corner of his mouth twitched. Uponthinking about the fiery pillars at Temple previously, in which he thought was already a shocking scene, thecyclone’s speed of devouring the Holy Flames was even more terrifying. The only thing that he could think of sayingat that moment was ~Xiao Du I, am just a country bumpkin, and haven’t seen the world yet.~
The gigantic mouth of the cyclone was the biggest volcanic crater he had ever seen in his life, the golden streamsthat poured in from the sky left him with only one thought in mind, ~A whale’s mouth!~, alright, maybe it was not theright example, but he felt as if it was a flood being reversed.
After witnessing the majestic scene before him, he calmed down. ~That’s right, if Master Tang Tian didn’t doanything surprising, how is he Master Tang Tian?~ Previously, Du Ke still had some restraining fear towards theGreat Clan Elder, but after witnessing the huge cyclone, he forgot those emotions. Whoever saw the cyclone thatcovered half the sky, would instantly feel as though the world had opened up before them.
“Who is Ah Xin and Xiao Ran?” Du Ke casually asked, after he had calmed down, he found those names unfamiliar,~Are they new?~
Towards Du Ke, the God Armor Army were extremely respectful. Fu Zheng Zhi spoke up: “Ah Xin and Xiao Ran areSpirit Generals, they are Young Miss Qian Hui’s generals, Young Miss Qian Hui is Master’s future wife.”
“Spirit Generals? We have Spirit Generals as well? Are the both of them Spirit Generals?” Du Ke immediatelybecame excited, ~Could it be that Master had already guessed Temple’s plan? Cunning! Truly cunning! He wasactually one step ahead, I am truly liking it. Damn, I used to be such an open and candid brat, but now I have beencorrupted by Master.~
~With two more experts like this, it will be good, it will be good.~
Du Ke’s mood became much better, the fourteen terrifying existences had impacted him greatly previously.
Fu Zheng Zhi replied: “yes, they are both Spirit Generals, their soldiers as well, they are all Spirit Generals, with atotal of one hundred and twenty of them.”
“One…..one hundred and twenty? Spirit…. Spirit Generals?” Du Ke felt as though his mind could not process thenumber as he stammered.
One hundred and twenty Spirit Generals…..he suddenly felt as if the powerful auras emitted from the fourteen fierypillars from before were nothing. He finally understood why the scale of the cyclone was so huge, and why its speedof devouring the Holy Flames was so terrifying.
~There are actually one hundred and twenty Spirit Generals here!~
~If that old fogey inside that pillar knows about this, will he cry?~
“Yes.” Fu Zheng Zhi saw Du Ke’s expression, and was inwardly anxious for Du Ke, ~Why is Master Du Ke onlyworried about the Spirit Generals, why can’t he grasp the important point?~ He could not help but reminded Du Ke:“They are Young Miss Qian Hui’s generals, and Young Miss Qian Hui is Master’s future wife.”
He had raised his pitch when saying “Young Miss Qian Hui”, ~You are still young, you still don’t have experience!Young man, do you know what wind (Feng) is the most powerful? Pillow talk (Zhen Bian Feng)! If you offend MasterTang Tian, Master will at most beat you up. But if you offend Lady Boss, hehe, death is just but the beginning, youwon’t even know who will do you in.~
(TN: So this is just a play with chinese characters, wind in chinese is Feng, and pillow talk in chinese is zhen bian feng,everyone should know what pillow talk means, so yea, if anyone offends Qian Hui and she tells it to Tang Tian whilethey are in bed, yea.)
~Master’s Future Wife….~
Du Ke’s pupils immediately turned round, as though he had rolled and dropped from Heaven.
“I say, which family’s young lady is so beautiful and so classy, so she is actually Lady Boss! Boss is truly fortunate,look at her, Master has truly struck it big! We are also extremely fortunate, with Lady Boss’ guidance, we willdefinitely keep to the right track, and be invincible, all those who stand in our way will be struck down easily. Uponseeing Lady Boss, Xiao Du, I, already felt kindred spirits and close….”
Du Ke instantly became passionate, as though he had found a long lost relative.
Fu Zheng Zhi, who was previously mocking Du Ke, was dumbstruck upon hearing Du Ke’s words. It was not only him,even Ji Ze, who had a look of respect towards Du Ke, froze on the spot.
(TN: Which means Little Du)
Upon seeing the middle aged man call himself “Xiao Du, I”. Ji Ze and Fu Zheng Zhi felt a cold breeze, and gotgoosebumps.
~Hey, You are the strongest man of Sin Domain…..~
Even Qian Hui flushed red upon hearing Du Ke shout out “Lady Boss”.
Sadra and the other Patriarchs had coincidentally witnessed the scene while arriving in gasps for breaths. Sadra,Huo Liu Shang and the rest looked at each other, and instantly read the situation clearly. They had witnessed DuKe’s powerful bearing, who was not inferior to the Great Clan Elder. But the absolutely powerful man remained sorespectful in front of Young Miss Qian Hui, ~he seems to be flattering her, how unfathomable are Boss and LadyBoss!~
~Could it be that Boss and Lady Boss came from Sin Domain? If not why are the powerful Sin Domain martial artistsserving them?~
“Don’t think about it, we are not qualified to think about such matters.” Mo Yi Gu suddenly spoke out.
The others were silent, but agreed, such matters were not up to them to consider. They had no other choiceregardless of the Master’s history. Temple, which had performed such a savage act was already the public enemy ofHonorable Martial Continent, and the thought of Temple holding authority again, was something that caused eventhe bravest man to tremble.
In Sadra and the other Patriarch’s eyes, anyone could become the master of Honorable Martial Continent, as long asit was not Temple. Furthermore, it was closely related to their lives.
Now that they knew that the Master’s subordinates were so powerful, their morale were boosted, and hope existedin their hearts once more.
Inside the central fiery pillar at Temple, the Great Clan Elder opened his eyes.
He looked at his fist, the translucent fist had completely congealed, and aside from the faint gold color, it had nodifference from a live person’s hand, where even the warmth and sensation was exactly the same. It was the samefor his body, it had been completely congealed.
Holy Flames and Spirit Generals were ethereal beings. But when the two were formed together and developed to their maximum, they congealed. His body was no longer translucent, but had become solid. His body, that was faintly gold increased the imposing and divine aura that he emitted, and when he raised his head, he could feel the churning power in him.
At that moment, he felt like a god.
But very quickly, his expression became gloomy again, he thought about the Sin Domain survivor that he saw previously, whose strength had surprised him. If not for his complete metamorphosis, his individual strength could not be compared to Du Ke. The Great Clan Elder could tell that Du Ke used Laws. But as for how profound Du Ke was in Laws, he was unsure.
The Great Clan Leader had the reason to be surprised, a powerful martial artist who had stepped into the highestrealm of Laws, which was the Law Domain, had always been a legend.
Any form of strength, when trained to its pinnacle, would be extremely powerful, and furthermore, what Du Ketrained was Laws.
The Great Clan Elder knew that Sin Domain could only be enemies, as there were no margin of forgiveness betweenSin Domain and Temple.
He had initially planned to launch an attack on Snow City, but he could not take the risk before his other SpiritGenerals had completed their metamorphosis. He could feel that there was something being born in Snow City, withthe large quantity of Holy Flames surging towards Snow City. He had never expected that his enemies would be ableto absorb the Holy Flames, and knew that no ordinary men could understand the secrets of the Holy Flame, but theSin Domain survivor had actually understood it and even mimicked the Flames.
~But so what if you can figure it out? Sin Domain doesn’t have Spirit Generals.~
Upon thinking about that, the Great Clan Elder revealed a smile, ~How can my plan that was formulated throughcountless of years be so easily broken?~
The Great Clan Elder was a cautious man, and Du Ke’s sudden appearance had caused him to feel a bit uneasy.Although the uneasiness was a fleeting emotion, but he decided to increase his bargaining chips.
Although the enemy had stepped into the Law Domains, but the current Saint Continent was his territory. The fivehundred odd Pillars of Punishment were like needles that firmly nailed down into every corner of Saint Continent,allowing him to control the entire place.
Since he needed more bargaining chips, he had to make use of the people. The Great Clan Elder looked at the HolyFlames in the sky, and a cold sneer appeared on his face.
If the Aristocrat Alliance had suffered severe casualties, then the newly built Prestigious Families were in disaster.The armies that they had were not as experienced as those of the Aristocrat Alliance, and their strength werelacking.
Against the Holy Flames, they died instantly.
What remained were less than 40% of the total population. The Aristocrat Alliance lost 30% of their population, andthe various families were able to maintain the numbers. As for the new Prestigious Families, as their death toll hadreached over 60%, all of them were in chaos.
The remaining people looked at the sky blankly, all of them were numb as defeat filled their hearts.
The Great Clan Elder suddenly appeared, he floated high above the sky, his body emitted a golden light thatprevented anyone from looking straight at him. His terrifying presence enveloped the space beneath him, he waslike a God, that made everyone feel the desire to worship to.
The people beneath had long crumbled, all of them knelt down and begged for forgiveness, they cried and begged tothe Great Clan Elder in the sky.
Inside the sun dazzling light, the Great Clan Elder’s sovereign voice came out and resonated across the land.
“All of you have sinned! Your loyalty had never been tested by Temple, and without the existence of radiance in allof you, I will never know. This is a minor reprimand for all of you. Since all of you are citizens of Temple, Temple hasdecided to give all of you an opportunity to change yourselves.”
The people beneath were crying with joy.
“Remember this, everyone only have one chance!”
The Great Clan Elder chided, causing shock into everybody’s eardrums, but they did not care about it.
The Great Clan Elder waved his hand, and the Pillars of Punishments nearby all shot out flows of golden light, whichflowed to the Great Clan Elder, and landed on the ground to form many golden light doors.
“This is your final chance, as long as you step through these Gates of Repentance, all of you will be redeemed.”
The moment the Great Clan Elder spoke those words, the lucky survivors beneath all scrambled towards the doors.
Inside the dazzling light, the Great Clan Elder’s smile was ice cold.
Chapter 935 – Qiu Xu Hua’s Choice
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: TN and DeAndreR
Beyond the golden doors were an empty space. The golden light floated in midair, and beneath it was a faint halo oflight, which burnt with a transparent flame. Outside of the halo, Holy Flames surged all around like a golden ocean.
The moment the survivors stepped in, they were transformed into ashes before they could even rejoice. Thetransparent flames were not ferocious, but as long as the survivors stepped within the halo, they would not survive.The oblivious survivors surged in like a tide, and like water droplets being sprinkled onto a heated iron, theytransformed into mist.
One after another, the survivors transformed into ashes.
The Great Clan Elder remained unmoved as he stared at the halo with indifference.
Suddenly, the Great Clan Elder’s eyes lit up.
One of the lucky survivors did not turn to ashes, his body started to emit a transparent flame, and his expressionwas one of pain. His flesh body looked like fat oil, he slowly melted away as he burnt, until he disappeared. Whatremained was a dim faint figure that quietly stood inside the halo, he had a blank expression, and his foreheadrevealed a trace of radiance.
The Great Clan Elder frowned, the Spirit General was of average quality, but he was better than nothing. The GreatClan Elder waved his hand, and the Spirit General flew out of the halo and stepped into the sea of Holy Flames. Uponflying out of the halo, the originally calm sea of Holy Flames immediately stirred, countless of Holy Flames rushedover, and in the blink of the eye, the Spirit General was enveloped by the Holy Flames, and the golden Holy Flamestransformed into red color flames, which resembled a fireball that floated in the sea of gold.
The lucky survivors kept pouring in, and the majority of them transformed into ashes, with a small possibility oftransforming into Spirit Generals. In the sea of golden Holy Flames floated many red regiments that resembledcocoons.
The Great Clan Elder shook his head, ~As expected, the quality of the Spirit Generals are directly linked to thestrength of the person. The Spirit Generals produced by the Honorable Martial Banner of Knights were ofcompletely different qualities. But the Spirit Generals formed by the lucky survivors does not hit the requirementsthat I want. They are too average, and can only be used as cannon fodder.~
Luckily, his original intent for them were to be cannon fodder, for Sophie and the rest to have as subordinates.
~There are so many Holy Flames, if I don’t use it, they will go to waste.~
He felt it was a pity towards the Prestigious Families, their disciples were far more outstanding, and might possibleproduce better Spirit Generals. But the Aristocrat Alliance were all experienced people and were not easily swayed,it would not be easy to trick them into entering the Light Door.
The regret quickly disappeared, The Great Clan Elder had an ambitious heart, when Sophie and the other SpiritGenerals were completely metamorphosed, he would be able to sweep through the entire Sacred Saint Galaxy.
It was the era for his light, the era for Temple, the era that belonged to him, he firmly believed that it would arrive.
Qiu Xu Hua looked out the window, the endless rain made him in a daze.
His request to enter thr Shang Continent was rejected by Gou Cheng WenDao, and he had no choice but to retreat,and encamp in a small continent on the supply route. He did not expect that his anxious reinforcements thatresulted in him paying a huge price actually ended on such a note, causing him to feel discouraged.
Mo Xin’s fleet that was riddled with scars, were also rejected by Gou Cheng WenDao, however Mo Xin and him alsowere not able to group together.
The cracks between the three was something that everyone was aware of, as it was greatly related to the news ofthe internal strife, the hottest topic amongst everybody in Sacred Saint Galaxy. Gou Cheng WenDao was a neutralparty, he did not wish to offend Temple or the Families. Thus, he held onto an unyielding stance, and had decided towait for the internal strife and struggle for power in Honorable Martial Continent to settle.
Mo Xin belonged to the Mo Family of the Aristocrat Alliance, and since the news of the Prestigious Familiesabandoning the Qiu Family was no secret, friction arose between both parties, as though they were fire and water.
It was all of a sudden that the Southern Expedition’s advantage quickly disappeared.
The wariness between the Great Generals at the front lines actually happened to the renowned Honorable MartialContinent, how could this not cause Qiu Xu Hua to laugh helplessly.
But his greatest worry stemmed from a secret rumor.
The Qiu Family and him were in extreme danger. The Qiu Family were the first few to join the alliance, which meantthat the Qiu Family were already on Temple’s blacklist. With Temple’s strength, if they were to suppress the“rebellion”, The Qiu Family would definitely have a difficult time escaping from their fate.
Furthermore, the Qiu Family was abandoned by the alliance, which meant that even if the alliance won the internalstrife, the Qiu Family would not have good days ahead. Furthermore, the Qiu Family had suffered too greatly, andhe was the only one left, which made him think of the phrase ‘a single person cannot salvage the situation’. If thealliance won, they would take the Qiu Family’s assets to replenish themselves. Qiu Xu Hua understood thePrestigious Families, he understood their style of doing things, their greed and coldness, and even the Qiu Familywould do it if they were in different positions.
Regardless of who the winner was, it would end up terrible for the Qiu Family. The only difference was, one wouldresult in the Qiu Family being condemned, the other being devoured.
Just when he was uncertain for the future, he received the news, or accurately saying, an invite, that caused hisentire heart to go into chaos.
For three days and three nights, he did not sleep, as he sorted out the information before him.
In truth, when the news was spread, he felt that it was extremely strange, ~Why didn’t the Great Generals at thefrontlines receive this information, but the Southern Alliance was the one to spread it? Since when was SouthernAlliance’s information gathering faster than us, the locals?~
Following his understanding of these information, he gained many discoveries.
For example, he had realized that unknowingly, the Honorable Martial Continent’s reactions and responses hadbecome passive and restricted. It was as though there was an invisible pair of hands that were quietly moldingeverything according to his own plans. What made him feel even more shocked was that the pair of hands wereextremely coordinated with the Southern Alliance’s plans.
For example, the ambush on the supply route, Gou Cheng WenDao’s need for reinforcements while Mo Xin and himwere being obstructed occurred at the same time. Along with that was the stable Honorable Martial Continentfalling into internal strife that caused everyone to worry. Gold Continent Bandits, Sin Domain, Honorable Martial’sRoar’s devastation, and the consecutive defeats of the local armies, plunging the Honorable Martial Continent, theContinent with the most armies, to fall into the awkward situation of having insufficient manpower.
This directly led to the Holy Bell being rung, and the gathering of Armies at the Saint Continent, which made thealliance see Temple’s weakness, and made them have the confidence to suppress Temple.
The impeccable timing and coordination made Qiu Xu Hua suspect that the invisible black hands was the SouthernAlliance. It was no secret that the Southern Alliance Leader had gone missing for a period of time, in which they hadeven discussed about, but everyone felt that the most probable reason for his disappearance was because he wasseeking for support, like from the Gold Continent.
Even the bravest of men would had never guessed that he had snuck into the Honorable Martial Continent.
The trail that Qiu Xu Hua followed was coincidentally the Qiu Family. The annihilation of the Qiu Offense Army hadshocked Qiu Xu Hua for a long time, and thus Mace Field Tradings had also become one of his focus. If not for thedirect relation, such a small Prestigious Family would had never attracted any attention. When Qiu Xu Hua studiedthe Mace Field Tradings Family, he suddenly realized that they were a group of people that had arrived from theWestern Region. He immediately thought about the series of strange happenings in the Western Region, the fall oftwo Lieutenant Generals were no small matters.
It was not only that, the fall of the two Lieutenant Generals directly led to the armies of the Western Region todisappear, which was buried by the series of wars that occurred after that.
The Gold Continent’s first appearance was in the Western Region, the Honorable Martial’s Roar was taken from thewarship cemetery in the Western Region, Lieutenant General Collin’s fall also occurred in the Western Region,there were too many coincidences. The consecutive fall of three Lieutenant Generals shook Honorable MartialContinent, and made the citizens waver, and was also the beginning of the foolish actions of the PrestigiousFamilies.
If that was all, the Honorable Martial Continent could still take it. But coincidentally, Gou Cheng WenDao’ssuccessful capture of Shang Continent had his fleet ambushed, the supply route received fervent attacks by theSouthern Alliance, and Gou Cheng WenDao called for reinforcements all at the same time. At the same time, Qiu XuHua himself and Mo Xin were hindered, and they were unable to support Gou Cheng WenDao.
After Qiu Xu Hua thought about it, all of the incidents that occurred within the short time frame was truly toocoordinated and coincidental. In some sense, it was all these small incidents that led to the build up of HonorableMartial Continent’s predicament.
Regardless of how the series of incidents were completed or their impeccable timing, everything was too perfect.
With the civil war, the Southern Expedition dropped into a state of emergency, causing the hard pressed Temple toring the Holy Bell. This decision instantly removed the shackles that Temple had on the Prestigious Families, andallowed them to see the opportunity.
~It is a seriously far sighted plan~, Qiu Xu Hua was completely convinced and revered the arranger who hadplanned so far ahead.
But the unforeseen events in the Saint Continent made him realize that the enemy’s true intention was not GouCheng WenDao, but the Saint Continent! The enemy had planned it out not to cause Temple to be too tired tocounter, but for Temple to continuously send forces out, and form a weakness at its core.
Qiu Xu Hua guessed that Temple’s decision to ring the Holy Bell went beyond the arranger’s anticipation, the Prestigious Families alliance was something that the arranger could had never foreseen, but the enemy knew how to take advantage of the situation. ~In fact, the enemy is stronger than I think, the Qiu Family instantly became the first sacrifice.~
Qiu Xu Hua did not know what to say, as the Qiu Family were the one who instigated the problem, and provoked theenemy. It could only be said that the enemy was too powerful, and with their farsightedness, every step they tookwas extremely fatal and powerful.
At the start, Qiu Xu Hua thought that the arranger was Southern Alliance’s Spirit General Commander, but hequickly realized that it was not Bing, but Tang Tian. In such a tangled and complicated situation, lit was not the longdistance control, but the capability to adapt to the ordeals.
Qiu Xu Hua laughed bitterly inwardly. Before the Southern Expedition, they had always looked down on theSouthern Alliance, and only after the repetitive battles did they gradually recognize the strength of the SouthernAlliance’s Leader. But they always felt that the leader never had a sense of existence.
Tang Tian’s identity was no longer a secret to Temple, to the point that they even knew of his achievements inHeaven’s Road. But to them, his achievements in Heaven’s Road were nothing, as the fighting capabilities inHeaven’s Road was too weak to Qiu Xu Hua and the rest.
But as Qiu Xu Hua sorted out the network of the entire situation, he realized in sorrow that Honorable MartialContinent had already lost the hope to win. He realized that the Southern Alliance, the organisation that did notseem to have a leader, was actually far more powerful than anything. Just with this leader, they had changed theentire situation, ~There’s actually such a capable man in this world.~
Suddenly, he thought about the nickname that Temple’s information had on Tang Tian, the Godlike Young Lad.
~Truly, there are only wrong names, but never a wrong nickname.~
The situation in Saint Continent had not ended, but Qiu Xu Hua had a premonition that the Godlike Young Ladwould be the ultimate victor. Qiu Xu Hua firmly believed that Temple still did not know what monster they were upagainst.
He knew that he and the Qiu Family no longer had the qualifications to wait for the Saint Continent to uncover thisenigma.
He needed to hand over his and his family’s fate before anything else.