Volume 1 –
Chapter 747 – Exposed
On the shambled land stood a slender figure in the air. Although his figure was a little miserable from the battle, his gaze, which was still sharp and radiant, made many experts throb. After witnessing that shocking battle, no one had anymore contempt for him.
The entire region was silent as many dazed gazes were looking at that figure, having not recovered from the earlier battle…
The silence lasted for a long while, before many gazes started to turn heated. Shortly after, in the camp of the Great Havenlaw Domain, there was a mountain-crumbling and ocean-roaring cheers that resounded.
Who could have expected that the last battle, which was supposed to be the most unremarkable, would decide the battle between the two factions?
Xu Qing and Zhou Yue exchanged a look and sighed in the end. A smear of admiration flashed in their eyes. If defeating Wu Tian had caused them to pay more attention to Mu Chen, then this time had caused the prideful two to completely accept him.
Because they knew that if it was them fighting, they would have long lost in the hands of Qin Bei, not to mention bearing the huge pressure and turning the battle around.
Not far away, Wu Tian’s face was switching between white and green in the party of the Blood Hawk Hall, feeling resentful. Because he knew that from today on, the distance between him and Mu Chen would only get bigger.
Amongst the Great Havenlaw Domain faction, the Nine Nether Palace had the loudest cheers. At this point of time, even Tang Bing, who usually had a cold temperament, had her face turned red. Her eyes were glittering as she looked at the far away figure. Ever since the establishment of the Nine Nether Palace, this was the first time that their Nine Nether Palace had enjoyed such glory in the Great Havenlaw Domain.
“Haha, the Domain Ruler’s eyes are keen indeed.” The Sky Vulture Emperor smiled with his eyes narrowed at this sight. Mu Chen was someone that Nine Nether had back, so the Sky Vulture Emperor also had expectations for him.
“Truly not bad.” Even the Sleeping Emperor, who rarely spoke, commented.
The light that enveloped the Great Havenlaw Ruler fluctuated as a laughter rang out, “The potential of this kid is pretty good. Nine Nether has brought a true genius to our Great Havenlaw Domain.”
It was oblivious that he was very satisfied with Mu Chen’s performance.
When the Great Havenlaw Domain’s faction was covered with earth-shaking cheers, the Hundred Battles Domain was listless and quiet. Many experts had ashen expressions, since they never expected that a battle of absolute victory would end up with a loss…
The Sword Concealing Elder, Corpse Mountain Demon and the Devil Compassion Sovereign had unsightly expressions. They had already calculated this battle and they had a decent chance of success, thus proposing it. The first two battles went as they had expected, only the third battle went beyond their control.
Initially, Qin Bei should’ve been able to sweep through all the Domain Lords of the Great Havenlaw Domain with his strength. Not even Xu Qing and Zhou Yue could fight with him. But who could have known that a new Commander, Mu Chen, came out that had hidden his cards well?
The fight concerned 1,000,000 Sovereign Spiritual Liquids and 1000 cities. Even a powerful force like the Hundred Battles Domain would feel a heartache to give out those things.
The Sword Concealing Elder and everyone else were looking at Mu Chen with ill gazes, wishing that they could tear him apart.
“The three battles have come to an end, my Great Havenlaw Domain obtained two wins and a loss. Prepare the 1,000,000 Sovereign Spiritual Liquids and 1000 cities as soon as possible, I will ask for it personally.” Great Havenlaw Ruler’s indifferent voice rang out, causing all the experts of the Hundred Battles Domain faction’s heart to tremble.
The Sword Concealing Elder and Corpse Mountain Demon gritted their teeth as they looked at Liu Tiandao. The latter had a dark expression at the moment, his gaze flashed but he did not look at them. It was directed at Mu Chen, who was in the sky far away.
Sensing his gaze, Mu Chen felt a chilling sensation on his skin as he raised the alert in his heart.
Liu Tiandao finally spoke as he faintly laughed, “Since you guys have lost, then you must honour the agreement.”
The Sword Concealing Elder and the rest could only nod their heads with aches in their hearts upon hearing him. With the character of the Great Havenlaw Ruler, if they were to not acknowledge this debt, the Hundred Battles Domain might pay an even heavier price.
“Sect Master Liu truly keeps his promises.” Great Havenlaw Ruler lightly laughed.
Liu Tiandao laughed, but he did not continue on the conversation with Great Havenlaw Ruler. His sharp gaze that looked like it could penetrate through others was directed at Mu Chen as he slowly said, “But I have something I need to enquire from Commander Mu Chen of the Great Havenlaw Domain.”
Hearing his words, Mu Chen’s heart trembled as a chill surged forth. Could it be that he knew about Liu Ming’s matter since he was making things difficult for him?
Behind him, Nine Nether’s face slightly changed with her gaze flickering.
“I wonder what Sect Master Liu wants to ask of me?” Although he was nervous, Mu Chen still maintained a calm expression on his face as he said.
“Half a year ago, my son has gone to the Merchant Continent and purchased a Divine Art named Nine Dragons and Elephants Art for a great price in an auction. However, he had gone missing on the return journey. It was so much so that even two Elders, one protecting him in the light and the other in the dark, went missing as well.” Liu Tiandao’s faint voice resounded in the sky, causing the temperature in this region to slowly decrease.
The Sword Concealing Elder and the rest were also looking at Liu Tiandao in astonishment. They seemed to have sensed something wrong from the latter and immediately directed their flickering gazes towards Mu Chen.
Although they didn’t know what the Nine Dragons and Elephants Art was, the powerful Divine Art that Mu Chen had displayed in the end looked somewhat like it.
“I have investigated after that and realised that the two Elders and my son were suppressed beneath the ground with the one responsible for it having at least reached the Earth Sovereign Realm.”
Liu Tiandao said without any expression on his face, “And now, the Nine Dragons and Elephants Art has appeared from you. Can you explain that?”
Mu Chen’s heart slightly trembled. Liu Tiandao was indeed formidable to be able to find out where Liu Ming was being suppressed.
“Although the Nine Dragons and Elephants Art is rare, it is not unique. Since I can obtain it, it’s naturally due to opportunities opened to me… Could it be that Sect Master Liu thinks that I have invited an Earth Sovereign expert to act? I don’t have that capability.” said Mu Chen. At this point in time, he naturally couldn’t admit to it. Otherwise, Liu Tiandao’s rage wouldn’t be something that he could bear.
Liu Tiandao’s gaze held no emotion as he looked at Mu Chen. Shortly after, he revealed an eerie smile and waved his hand. The space was torn apart behind him, forming into a space passage. Shortly after, spiritual light shot out from the passage, forming into two figures standing behind Liu Tiandao.
Directing his gaze over, Mu Chen’s face instantly turned unsightly upon seeing a figure. Because it was Liu Ming whom Lin Jing’s mother had personally suppressed under the ground!
That fellow was actually rescued!
Standing beside Liu Ming was a white-clothed man with his hands held behind his back. He had a similar appearance to Liu Ming, but his bearing wasn’t something that the former could be compared to.
“Ming’er, can you see if you know this person?” Liu Tiandao faintly said.
Liu Ming raised his head and his gaze fixed onto Mu Chen. An endless viciousness poured from his eyes and he eerily smiled. “Haha, you have given me a hard time looking for you, kid!”
Mu Chen’s heart sank to the bottom.
The experts of both factions instantly understood what was going on. It seems that Mu Chen had once acted against Liu Ming and even sealed him. However, he did not do a clean job and now, he was recognized.
In the direction of the Hundred Battles Domain, everyone rejoiced at Mu Chen’s misfortune. Whereas many experts of the Great Havenlaw Domain had grave expressions. If this matter wasn’t handled well, then they would completely fall out with the Sky Profound Palace. The outcome would far exceed having a war with the Hundred Battles Domain. After all, the two parties were true peak forces.
“The Earth Sovereign expert that you have invited does have some means. I could not break the seal alone and had to fork out a huge sum to invite a big shot to rescue my son. But after rescuing him, the meridians in his body are more or less damaged. His Spiritual Energy has dispersed. Although I can restore him with the help of a few Spiritual Elixirs, this will be his limit for his entire lifetime.” Liu Tiandao faintly smiled, except that his laughter was filled with killing intent that could not be concealed.
“You are the one that cripple Liu Ming’s Spiritual Energy?” The white-clothed man standing before Liu Ming slightly frowned his brows as he stared at Mu Chen. Thereafter, he said with indifference, “Since that’s the case, then you can be crippled as well.”
As he spoke, the white-clothed man’s figure abruptly trembled, then appeared before Mu Chen. He held a jade fan in his hand and swiftly pointed it at the center of Mu Chen’s brows.
When the white-clothed man attacked, he had revealed extremely stunning strength. As Mu Chen had experienced a great battle, the Spiritual Energy in his body had already been exhausted. Thus, faced with the attack from the white-clothed man, he could not avoid it.
However, Mu Chen wasn’t someone that would sit and wait for death to arrive and was about to circulate what was left of his Spiritual Energy. Suddenly, a figure had abruptly appeared before him, stretching her slim finger and clashed with the jade fan.
Shocking Spiritual Energies burst out from the confrontation. The gorgeous figure only lightly trembled, while the white-clothed man had taken tens of steps back. The jade fan in his hand was opened with scarlet flames burning the fan, while his cold gaze was directed at the figure before Mu Chen.
“Liu Ming did mention before that there was a woman with considerable strength together with Mu Chen. I believe it must be you.” The white-clothed man stared at Nine Nether, who stood before Mu Chen, as he slowly said.
Nine Nether stood before Mu Chen with a cold expression. However, Mu Chen still noticed that her hand had involuntarily clenched. Clearly, the sudden burst of this matter had gone out of her expectation.
Liu Tiandao waved his hand, obstructing the man in white as he looked at Mu Chen and Nine Nether with indifference. Thereafter, he directed his gaze towards the Great Havenlaw Ruler, who was seated on the throne and had not spoken a word. “These two people have crippled my son, this is an extremely important enmity between us. I hope that the Great Havenlaw Ruler can hand the two of them over to us. As compensation, my Sky Profound Palace is willing to pay 2,000,000 Sovereign Spiritual Liquids. In addition… I can promise you here that my Sky Profound Palace will not take any actions towards the Great Havenlaw Domain in the Hunting War.”
The moment Liu Tiandao spoke, not only did many people in the Hundred Battles Domain become shocked, there were also many experts from the Great Havenlaw Domain that felt a jolt in their hearts. Because the conditions that Liu Tiandao had given was too tempting. Not to mention the 2,000,000 Sovereign Spiritual Liquids, just that promise to not act towards the Great Havenlaw Domain was enough to move the hearts of the upper hierarchy. Everyone knew that the Hunting War concerned the survival of peak forces like them. If they were to provoke a formidable enemy like the Sky Profound Palace, no one would be able to feel at ease.
Probably not even the Great Havenlaw Ruler would refuse such conditions. The crucial point was that they only had to hand over Mu Chen and Nine Nether as the price for it. In the eyes of many, it was a choice that did not require one to think!
Nine Nether’s face had slightly changed as well, she never thought that Liu Tiandao would have so much hatred towards them that he was actually willing to pay such a price. Nine Nether had always been an intelligent person, so she was also clear that such temptations was fatal to any forces.
Her somewhat cold hand lightly held onto Mu Chen’s and she used a voice that the two of them could only hear, “If anything happens, escape with all we can!”
Mu Chen’s face was a little dark, Nine Nether had clearly thought of the worse case scenario. Before interest, even the deep and unfathomable Great Havenlaw Ruler might choose to forsake them.
Even though he had just done a great service for the Great Havenlaw Domain.
This was the cruel Greatlaw Continent, no longer the reminiscing Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy. There was no longer someone like Dean Tai Cang to tell him that no matter what, the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy would forever be his backing.
In the entire region, the tensed atmosphere was suffocating.
Liu Tiandao’s gaze was staring at Great Havenlaw Ruler. He did not place Mu Chen and Nine Nether in his eyes, since he was very confident that as long as the Great Havenlaw Ruler was wise, he would not refuse such conditions. A small Nine Nether King and an even smaller Commander was not worth a mention for those at their level!
Under the countless gazes, the light that enveloped the Great Havenlaw Ruler slightly undulated as his ethereal voice rang out, “Haha, what a price tag that is filled with temptations…”
The faces of Mu Chen and Nine Nether changed as Spiritual Energy surged in their bodies.
“However…” It was as if a mocking gaze was shot out from the light that enveloped the Great Havenlaw Ruler as that hoarse voice rang out in this region that made everyone dumbfounded.
“This Lord rejects your offer!”