Chapter 852: Pursuit
Xue Ying immediately charged out. The god sword in his hand produced a dazzling sword light which went directly towards the Blaze Valley Master.
The expression of the Blaze Valley Master changed at that moment. Cultivators had a long lifespan precisely because the majority of them was cautious. Under circumstances when they had no confidence of, they would not easily intervene in battles unrelated to them. Otherwise, they might just lose their lives if they were not careful. That would mean doom, and even if they had more treasures, it would be pointless!
“You want treasures? But you can’t enjoy them without your life!” At the moment when Blaze Valley Master sent Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master back with a fist, he flipped his hand before surging in another direction with killing intent.
Xue Ying only felt the world brightening up in front of him. Amidst a dazzling and eye-piercing flame, there were shadows of fists bearing with them endless might. Some of the weaker Unity experts, even if there were a hundred of them, would be smashed into fine powders by this fist. And Xue Ying was greatly shocked too. The sword lights he formed traveled through an arc to parry against this continuous fist shadows.
As they clashed with booms, Xue Ying was forced backward. His body clashed against one of the mountain peaks. “Peng.” Half the mountain had collapsed from this impact, and Xue Ying spurted out a mouth of fresh blood.
“Not good.” The three peak masters were anxious as they watched this, “The combat power of this expert seems slightly weaker than the Blaze Valley Master.”
“You think of spoiling my business just with these puny abilities of yours? Leave behind your little life!” Blaze Valley Master’s aura shot into the sky.
And Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master who was originally taking use of this chance to suppress the ‘Silver Silk Soul-Leading Poison’ in his soul, turned anxious and had hurriedly transmitted over: “Be careful. The offense of this Blaze Valley Master is extremely tyrannical. But he lacks in body cultivation and profoundness. You cannot clash head-on against him.”
Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master was unmoving. His sword techniques and defenses were formidable, and that was why he dared to clash head-on against the Blaze Valley Master.
Thus, one could not see how violent their fight was on the surface just by watching the fight between the Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master and Blaze Valley Master.
“I’ll have to team up with you to eliminate him as soon as possible.” Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master also realized that it was hard for this mysterious expert to triumph over the other party in a one-on-one fight. He could only grit his teeth and persevere on.
Xue Ying transmitted back.
He was deliberately concealing his identity. Xue Ying already had long given himself a new identity–as a swordmaster who specialized in domain and body cultivation. His power was set at the fourth level of Star Pagoda! Because there were still quite a lot of cultivators at this level of the Nine Cloud Great Land. If he revealed himself as someone at the fifth level Pagoda strength, Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master and the rest would have long spread this to others!
Any expert at the fifth level of Star Pagoda would draw the attention of the three great sacred worlds and the two religions!
Because there were few at this level across the entire Nine Cloud Great Land! The appearance of any one of them would generate suspicion. Unless he was a native expert with a growth history to back him up, otherwise, any unfamiliar expert was someone the two great religions, and three great sacred worlds would not let loose of.
‘I am merely trying to determine his power.’ Xue Ying came killing his way over again. This time, unseen ripples began spreading out rapidly and engulfed the Blaze Valley Master, causing his expression to change because the other party realized that his flying speed had immediately reduced greatly. This was even when Xue Ying had deliberately ‘concealed’ his strength. He was only revealing part of the full power of the Plate Ripple Diagram.
“Hua hua hua.”
Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master killed his way over. One could see many sword lights coming down like a chain of mountains.
Blaze Valley felt his movements being restricted. He could only face the incoming strikes with his palm, but the power of this palm was significantly reduced. As the incoming sword lights that were like a chain of mountains swept over, Blaze Valley Master was forced back off. Fresh blood formed on the injuries on his chest.
“Mn?” Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master was slightly shocked. He was actually on the upper hand in a frontal collision? Closely following that, he felt himself becoming dizzy again, though he gritted his teeth and continued displaying his sword techniques again.
And in the distant, Xue Ying’s figure flashed and appeared right where the Blaze Valley Master was.
‘Such powerful domain restriction. Is it from this mysterious expert?’ Blaze Valley Master felt himself turning anxious. He was facing the incoming assault by Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master, yet Xue Ying’s sword light had arced over in a flash. Blaze Valley Master did not specialize in body cultivation and was also being restricted. He had to multitask and parry against the Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master. Even though he was using a single palm to parry against that sword light from Xue Ying, that sword light continued hacking down onto his body, causing half his body to be destroyed. But the flames on his body burned and he grew back his parts again.
‘Not good.’ Blaze Valley Master’s expression had a huge shift.
“Take good use of this opportunity to kill him.” Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master was slightly excited.
“Alright.” Xue Ying seemed to be soaring with killing intent.
‘This mysterious expert might be weaker in a frontal offense, but his domain is very formidable, and his sword techniques are relatively profound.’ Blaze Valley Master felt anxious.
“This friend, aren’t you doing it for treasures? This Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master has already been inflicted with a strong poison. As long as you work together with me to kill him off, by then, his treasures will belong to you. I am willing to give you treasures worth more than 80 Origin World Rocks too.” Blaze Valley Master hurriedly mentioned it.
Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master felt his heart tightening.
The distant three peak masters felt anxious too.
This mysterious expert was greedy. For the sake of treasures, he would be willing to engage himself in a life and death battle of experts on the same level as him. And Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master was absolutely disadvantaged when fighting one-on-one against Blaze Valley Master. If the expert had helped Blaze Valley Master… then the outcome of the battle would be unquestionable. It would even be easier for the mysterious expert.
“You underestimate me too much.” Xue Ying’s voice reverberated. The sharp sword in his hand did not stop.
“Treasures worth 100 Origin World Rocks. These are all the treasures I have. I give them to you.” Blaze Valley Master shouted out.
Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master who felt his heart relaxing, began turning anxious once again.
Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master was troubled because he did not have treasures worth a total of 100 Origin World Rocks!
Another sword light came. Under the teamwork with Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master, they heavily injured the Blaze Valley Master once again, causing half his body to be overwhelmed. This time, his recovery was much slower.
“Retreat! Everyone retreat now!” Blaze Valley Master felt really unwilling, but he still gave out the order to retreat to his subordinates. He was suffering from Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master’s offense and had hurriedly retreated. As he left the law domain region, he immediately teleported.
He was escaping.
“Escaping?” Xue Ying followed along the void arc of the other party.
If comparing void travel, being a Voidwalker, he was absolutely unparalleled amongst those at the Unity realm. He could even compare to the standards of many Primal Chaos realm giants.
“Hu, hu.” Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master stopped, and with a flash, he landed on top of a mountain peak. He was doing all he could to suppress the Silver Silk Soul-Leading Poison in his body. Currently, the sect master did not dare to pursue after the other party again because he was barely holding on to his dear life now given how heavy his injuries were! He might just faint if he were to continue fighting with his condition.
The moment he fainted, he would not be able to suppress the poison anymore, and this soul poison would permeate deeper. By then, he would definitely die!
He did not wish to die!”
“Protect me.” Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master ordered the other three peak masters.
“Yes.” Three protectors immediately surrounded him. Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master did not care about anything happening in the outside world anymore. He was pouring all his attention to try and curb this soul poison.
And across the entire Sky Sword Mountain, the disciples of Sky Sword Mountain who were entirely on the disadvantaged side and could only rely on terrain to hold on discovered with slight astonishment. The experts of the Blaze Valley were actually retreating in large amounts at this moment. They were converging with a Unity realm expert batch by batch before rapidly teleporting away.
The Sky Sword Mountain Sect which thought they were going to be exterminated, realized that the enemies were actually escaping now.
“I hate this. I hate this!”
Blaze Valley Master was overwhelming with fury and unwillingness as he escaped.
Because he had prepared for a very long time just for this battle!
Ever since his teacher had been schemed to death by the Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master, he had always wanted to take revenge. He took the risk to adventure outside, and only after he gained strength comparable with the Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master did he come back. Only then did he re-create the Blaze Valley! He had spent much effort to acquire the ‘Silver Silk Soul-Leading Poison’, arranging unknown experts who he recruited in the outside world to enter the Sky Sword Mountain using identities as worshippers, slowly permeating into the Sky Sword Mountain…
Step by step, it eventually led to today when everything erupted!
For the sake of vengeance and to eradicate the entire Sky Sword Mountain, he paid too much!
And to complete the mission handed down by the Ancestor Mother Religion, he had to eradicate the Sky Sword mountain. But now, everything ended up in failure all because of that mysterious expert.
“Hong.” The void fluctuated.
‘Not good.’ Blaze Valley Master felt his expression changed. He was being forced out of the void. Soon after, he realized that the white-robed white-haired silver-masked male was in front of him.
‘His void penetration is so much more formidable than mine?’ Blaze Valley Master was appalled. If their skill of teleportation were comparable, it would be hard for the other party to obstruct him. Nevertheless, it was clear that the other party had a considerable advantage over him. But thinking of how the other party specialized in domain and also body techniques… it was normal for the other party to be superior in terms of the void. But he did not know that if not for concealing his strength, Xue Ying could ensure Blaze Valley Master could not even teleport!
“Die for me.” Xue Ying unleashed the Plate Ripple Diagram to suppress the other party. He then hurriedly came killing his way over.
Blaze Valley Master was originally moving slow, and now that he was restricted, he soon suffered from another strike.
‘So he is originally stronger than me. He only suffered some slight losses during the start of the battle when he fought head-on against me.’ Blaze Valley Master was enlightened. He did not dare to continue fighting and wanted to escape from the law domain. But soon, he was being hindered by Xue Ying again.
“I’ll give you all my treasures. Please just spare my life!” Blaze Valley Master began begging for mercy once despair inundated him. The other party was greedy and might just spare him.
Xue Ying did not seem to stop.
“Hong~” Another sword light broke apart the flustered defenses of Blaze Valley Master, rapidly destroying his body. But Xue Ying’s control of the sword light was extremely exquisite–it enveloped around the soul of the other party.
Blaze Valley Master’s entire body was destroyed, leaving behind only his soul which was sealed. Xue Ying waved his hand before keeping the treasures of Blaze Valley Master.
“Mercy, mercy!” The soul of Blaze Valley Master was still begging for mercy.
Xue Ying looked at him coldly. He began utilizing the secret technique to inspect the other party’s soul.
At that moment, a green marking began floating on the soul of Blaze Valley Master.
“You, you are…” Blaze Valley Master felt shocked. He finally understood that the party in front should be an expert from one of the three great sacred worlds which were enemies with the Ancestor Mother Religion and Ancient Sacred Religion. Previously, all his disguises were fake. Only now did he reveal his true self!
“You are indeed a follower of the Ancestor Mother.” Xue Ying coldly stated.
He had to be careful when inspecting the other party because the other party would immediately report upwards using the communication treasure the moment he discovered this!
Thus, Xue Ying had to seal the other party’s soul to prevent him from reporting upwards. Furthermore, Xue Ying had kept the treasures of the other party already.
“Hong.” Xue Ying flipped his hand, causing an unseen ripple to sweep across the soul of Blaze Valley Master and extinguishing his soul directly.