Chapter 451 - Betrayal
Practically all the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples were gathered on the peak of Dubhe Peak, and a stream of people flowed here, yet at this moment, it was instead terrifyingly silent.
Only a wave of heavy breathing that rhythmically rose up and down without end.
To the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples that were present, besides the Seven Star Sword Sect traitor, Huang Ji, beside the Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader, the remaining people amongst the members of the three great sects that had arrived at the peak of Dubhe Peak were people that were far from their reach.
Not only was it far from their reach but they were similarly far from the reach of most of the Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups that were present.
Besides Huang Ji, all the members of the three great sects were existences at the Void Initiation Stage.
Even the weakest of them all, the demon beast Cloudsoar Crane, was an existence at the fourth level of the Void Initiation Stage.
"Sect Leader Linghu, Elder Xuan said it’s impossible… Do you think so too?" The Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader, Lu Yuan, stared at Linghu Jin Hong with a burning gaze and a wisp of an evil smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
As soon as Lu Yuan finished speaking, the gazes of everyone present, including Duan Ling Tian, had shot onto Linghu Jin Hong.
"If the Seven Star Sword Sect lives, then I, Linghu Jin Hong, am alive… If the Seven Star Sword Sect is gone, then I, Linghu Jin Hong, am dead even if I’m alive!" Linghu Jin Hong’s expressed his stand with a single sentence.
If the Seven Star Sword Sect were to compromise for its safety and combine itself with the three great sects to form the Azure Forest Quad-Sect, then even though they would be alive, it was like death.
"Even though we’ll be alive, it’s like death!"
"Even though we’ll be alive, it’s like death!"
Linghu Jin Hong’s words was like a fuse, completely lightning ablaze the atmosphere at the scene.
Most of the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples present flushed red with agitation as they shouted loudly, and their imposing manner was like a rainbow that shot through the sky.
Numerous shapeless waves of sound rose and fell, spreading throughout the entire seven great sword peaks of the Seven Star Sword Sect, reverberating without end.
These Seven Star Sword Sect disciples obviously agreed with Linghu Jin Hong’s words.
Of course, there were many Seven Star Sword Sect disciples who had extremely pale expressions, and their bodies unconsciously started trembling…
They perceived the danger that was about to arrive.
"I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die!" These Seven Star Sword Sect disciples were incomparably terrified in their hearts.
Besides Zhao Lin’s whose face had sank slightly and possessed a complicated gaze, the remaining Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups all had firm and fearless expressions.
Possessing the stance of vowing to live and die with the sect!
"Hahahaha…" Lu Yuan suddenly burst out into laughter, his laughter swept throughout the surroundings and suppressed the voices of the crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect disciples. "Sect Leader Linghu, could it be that you really want to waste your life and the lives of everyone in the Seven Star Sword Sect for the sake of the name ‘Seven Star Sword Sect?’ Do you want to make the Seven Star Sword Sect follow in the footsteps of the Mountain Split Sect?"
As soon as Lu Yuan said this, all the members of the Seven Star Sword Sect were sour.
Mountain Split Sect?
"All of you… All of you have annihilated the Mountain Split Sect?" Zhao Lin’s pupils constricted as he asked in astonishment.
"Exactly! The Mountain Split Sect ceased to exist not long before this. Besides some Mountain Split Sect disciples that were willing to join our Azure Forest Tri-Sect, the Mountain Split Sect’s Leader, Guardian Elder, Sect Guardian Demon Beast, and the various higher-ups of the Mountain Split Sect are all dead!" The Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader took over the conversation and spoke with a clear voice.
Swish! Swoosh! Swish! Swoosh!
Instantly, no matter if it was the Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups or the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples, they all paled.
The Mountain Split Sect, one of the five great sects of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom had been annihilated just like this?
"Mountain Split Sect… Sect Leader Teng…" Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and slowly closed his eyes.
One year ago, during the Martial Competition of the five great sects, Duan Ling Tian had successively defeated to Mountain Split Sect disciples and caused the Mountain Split Sect to lose face greatly…
However, not only did the Mountain Split Sect’s Leader not get enraged, he instead sincerely invited Duan Ling Tian to the Mountain Split Sect to be a guest.
Duan Ling Tian had a rather good impression of Sect Leader Teng.
But now, when he heard the Mountain Split Sect that was led by Sect Leader Teng had actually been annihilated just like this, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh in his heart.
How formidable was the Mountain Split Sect that was one of the five great sects of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom? Yet it had actually vanished now.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian’s expression gradually became serious.
Although the strength of the Seven Star Sword Sect far surpassed the Mountain Split Sect, now that the top experts of the three great sects had arrived, even the Seven Star Sword Sect had the heart but lacked the strength…
No matter if it was in numbers or strength, the top experts of the three great sects possessed extremely shocking ability and they far surpassed the Seven Star Sword Sect.
"Little Gold, perhaps we’re going to be buried with the sect here today." Duan Ling Tian touched his sleeve lightly as he spoke to the little gold mouse via voice transmission.
"Big Brother Ling Tian, we’ll surely be able to survive." The little gold mouse consoled via voice transmission.
Duan Ling Tian only shook his head and smiled when he heard the little gold mouse’s naïve words, and he didn’t reply.
He didn’t have any hopes towards this.
Probably no one within the crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect members would be able to flee for their lives under the eyes of the experts from the three great sects.
Right at this moment.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
It seemed like an earthquake at the peak of Dubhe Peak as innumerable sounds of heavy footsteps approached.
"It’s the members of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect!"
"And the members of the Origin Convergence Sect!"
"Members of the Snow Moon Sect have come as well!"
Along with the rising and falling of surprised exclamations sounding out from the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples, the surroundings of the peak of Dubhe Peak was covered in the members from the three sects…
Almost all these people were inner court disciples of the three great sects, and there were many elders of the sects.
Obviously, the three great sects had come prepared for the sake of annihilating the entire Seven Star Sword Sect today, then it would allow the Azure Forest Tri-Sect from the combination of their three sects to stand solely in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom…
At that time, even the imperial family of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom would probably have to be afraid of the deterrent force of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect.
"I’m willing to turn over to the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, I’m willing to turn over to the Azure Forest Tri-Sect… Don’t kill me, don’t kill me!" A Seven Star Sword Sect disciple looked at the elders and disciples of the three great sects that had surrounding him and spoke out in panic.
"Seven Star Sword Sect disciples that are willing to join our Azure Forest Tri-Sect can go to the back of the disciples of our Azure Forest Tri-Sect by yourselves… Don’t think of fleeing, otherwise, you’ll surely die!" The Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader’s voice was clear, and it completely crushed the mental line of defense in the hearts of the numerous Seven Star Sword Sect disciples.
"I’m willing to turn!"
"I don’t want to die!"
"I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die!"
Instantly, many Seven Star Sword Sect disciples flowed towards the Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples.
These Seven Star Sword Sect were mostly outer court disciples that had no sense of belonging to the Seven Star Sword Sect.
"You deserve death for betraying the sect!" Many Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple’s gazes went icy cold, and they directly killed the Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples that wanted to betray the Seven Star Sword Sect.
For a time, the ground on the peak of Dubhe Peak was tainted with blood.
Many of the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples that wanted to betray the sect and turn to the Azure Forest Tri-Sect saw this scene, and their faces blanched, not daring to make a rash move again.
"Sect Leader Linghu, could it be that your Seven Star Sword Sect is so dictatorial and is not willing to allow the disciples in your sect to find a better sect and find another means of survival?" The Snow Moon Sect’s Leader looked at Linghu Jin Hong and asked.
"Never mind, never mind." Linghu Jin Hong sighed, and his entire body seemed to be completely powerless. "Disciples that are willing to live and die with the sect, hear my orders. Everyone has their own aspirations… You’re not allowed to kill your former disciples of the sect!"
Former disciples of the sect!
These words undoubtedly contained too much of helplessness and sorrow mixed within.
As soon as Linghu Jin Hong finished speaking, the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples instantly surged out desperately.
In next to no time, more than half had left.
The remaining people were more than a hundred plus people, and they were mostly inner court disciples.
"Monkeys scatter when the tree falls, perhaps it speaks of a situation like the one now." Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart, and he didn’t have the slightest hatred towards these disciples that chose to leave the Seven Star Sword Sect.
It was just like Linghu Jin Hong had said, everyone had their own aspirations.
Moreover, these Seven Star Sword Sect disciples couldn’t compare to the personal disciples of the Peak Masters and Elders, they didn’t receive too much favor when they were in the Seven Star Sword Sect.
They relied even more on themselves.
The Seven Star Sword Sect only gave them the honor of an identity, and their sense of belonging to the Seven Star Sword Sect was limited.
"I didn’t misjudge in the end." Many Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups looked at the figures of their personal disciples within the group of Seven Star Sword Sect disciples that remained, and their faces revealed a gratified smile.
"Master, disciple can only repay the kindness you have shown disciple in the next life!" Right at this moment, a voice suddenly sounded out.
A white clothed young man who’d come close to the edge of the peak of Dubhe Peak since long ago had flashed out, seeming to transform into a sharp arrow that flashed to the back of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples before vanishing within the crowd.
"Hu Xue Feng!" Duan Ling Tian recognized that this inner court disciple that betrayed the Seven Star Sword Sect was precisely the personal disciple of the Merak Peak’s Master, Hu Xue Feng.
That day, during the outer court martial competition, Duan Ling Tian had once heard that Hu Xue Feng was the disciple the Peak Master of Merak Peak doted on the most, and had even found a grade seven spirit sword that provided a 30% amplification for him…
It could be said that the Merak Peak’s Master had fostered Hu Xue Feng into a genius without holding back in the slightest.
But now, Hu Xue Feng had instead become the first amongst the personal disciples of the Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups to betray the sect!
"Unfilial disciple!" An explosive shout suddenly sounded out by Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian saw that the face of a middle aged man amongst the higher-ups of the Seven Star Sword Sect that similarly wore white clothes flushed red, then the Origin Energy on his body skyrocketed, and he was enraged to the limit. "I’ll kill you!"
Instantly, the Merak Peak’s Master moved, seeming to transform into a sharp sword that flashed out directly.
In the sky, an ancient horned dragon silhouettes and 2,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed out in tow….
Ninth level of the Void Prying Stage!
"Master, spare me!" Hu Xue Feng hid behind the disciples of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, when he saw his Master flash over, his face went ghastly pale, and he was terrified and uneasy.
In next to no time, he heaved a sigh of relief.
Because a ninth level Void Prying Stage elder had walked out from the Azure Forest Tri-Sect’s forces and stopped the Merak Peak’s Master.
"Master, don’t worry, I’ll surely spread and flourish the ability you passed down to me… Go in peace, disciple will remember your kindness for my entire lifetime." Hu Xue Feng took a deep breath and suppressed the fear in his heart before speaking to the Merak Peak’s Master.
"You… You… You unfilial disciple!" The Merak Peak’s Master was enraged to the point his vital energy and blood roiled, and his face that was already flushed red was angered to the point he forcefully spat out a mouthful of blood.