Chapter 542: Desolate Queen
Strong winds blew while the red clouds tumbled in various directions wantonly. In the red clouds, Jiang Xiaorou’s body was slowly being lifted up. Her hair and clothes began to flutter.
There was such a vast amount of Power of Desolates between Heaven and Earth that throbbed intensely were like a heartbeat. They resonated with the blood within all of the desolate beasts that were present.
Some desolate beasts raised their heads and looked at the beautiful girl soaked in the red sea in the sky. At that moment, the slender lass was like the center of the world.
Slowly, numerous blood strands began to emanate towards Jiang Xiaorou inside the tumbling red clouds.
The growls of uncountable numbers of ancient desolate beasts seemed to be mixed in with the heavy howling wind.
The cold killing intent that inundated the skies made Jiang Xiaorou recall the day at the Chu Prefecture City. When her bloodline and identity was revealed, that mild-mannered man had suddenly turned ferocious like a beast. The killing intent he manifested was suffocating.
And facing that enemy, with no hopes of beating him, Yi Yun still resisted while risking his life. He had put down his pride, but anything he did was completely meaningless…
As the red clouds sudden moved, Jiang Xiaorou stretched her arms out flat. She immersed herself in the energetic baptism. Her body seemed to be the connection point between the energies of Heavens and Earth.
The red clouds were tumbling around her, while the blood strands gathered around her, forming into a blood red Totem.
Jiang Xiaorou began to spin above the divine bone altar, in the middle of Heavens and Earth.
The Totems increased in number as they covered Jiang Xiaorou’s body. They looked fanciful and pretty.
Her cheeks were filled with complex patterns. They looked like tattoos as they emitted a faint, red glow under her snow-like skin.
Jiang Xiaorou closed her eyes as she buried her memories deep into her heart. When she opened her eyes again, there seemed to be lightning discharging from her gaze.
Jiang Xiaorou began to tap into the empty air with the bone cane. Every tap caused thunder to resound in the red clouds.
Her blood began to boil at that moment. The power of her Qi and blood now merged with the power of Heaven and Earth!
The red clouds dispersed out in all directions.
The violent winds abruptly came to a halt. The Power of Desolates sea also ceased its actions. Everything seemed to quiet down, revealing a deep blue sky.
All the desolate beasts held their breaths as they were prostrated on the ground. There were even desolate beasts who were gently trembling.
In the vast sky, behind the girl who seemed to be standing on the top of a cloud, a pair of giant eyes quietly appeared.
This pair of eyes seemed like a window that had suddenly opened in the sky. They were thin and long, but red. They seemed to have an air of indifference as they projected from the sky.
The Totem lines on Jiang Xiaorou’s body became even brighter. She slightly raised her beautiful head and her original pair of bright black eyes suddenly turned red in color as well, resembling the heartless red eyes behind her!
Jiang Xiaorou indifferently swept her eyes forward. The desolate beasts that met her gaze showed fear as they lowered their heads to the ground.
Numerous desolate beasts prostrated themselves before Jiang Xiaorou as well as that pair of gigantic eyes behind her!
Seeing the gigantic eyes in the sky, the unsurpassed beauty of a generation far off in the distance was relieved.
Jiang Xiaorou had not only awakened her ancient bloodline, she had even made the Sacred Spirit’s phantom image appear. It was equivalent to receiving the recognition of the Sacred Spirit!
Her daughter had not disappointed her, but… Had she disappointed her daughter instead?
The beauty shook her head gently. The gaze she used to look at Jiang Xiaorou was filled with both love and guilt.
High in the sky, Jiang Xiaorou was silent. She held the bone cane in hand, while behind her, the pair of gigantic eyes began to slowly reveal its entire bodily form.
It was a colossal head. It covered almost all of the space between the Heavens and Earth. Just the head alone was taller than the highest mountains in the Divine Wilderness!
The Sacred Spirit’s phantom image turned clear, one could now see its nose, mouth and sharp teeth.
Its main body was that of a gigantic fox. Its body was covered in fiery-red fur. Every strand of fur was like a towering divine tree.
Behind it, in the endless sky, six tails which resembled red dragons were waving about. These six tails were like divine fires that screamed upwards into the sky. The other end of the tails seemed to be located somewhere even higher than the skies.
The Sacred Spirit slowly lowered its head in front of Jiang Xiaorou.
Jiang Xiaorou’s body flew higher and higher until she reached the Sacred Spirit’s forehead. She then landed gently in the middle of the Sacred Spirit’s eyebrows.
At the blood fox Sacred Spirit’s forehead, there were three cinnabar dots that were identical to Jiang Xiaorou’s. They excluded a mysterious and ancient aura…
At that moment, Jiang Xiaorou, who stood on the top of the Sacred Spirit’s head, was worshiped by the billions of desolate beasts present. She had now obtained the recognition of the desolate beasts completely and had become the new Desolate Queen of this generation!
While this grand ritual was happening in the Divine Wilderness, outside the Great Empress mystic realm, the geniuses that had been trapped in the mystic realm for about a year had finally come out.
The Elders of the large factions had longed for this day until their eyes protruded and their necks stretched out long.
They had waited for this very moment!
“It was not easy. The wait first ended with a pile of corpses, then two living zombies. Finally, our wait has been rewarded with living people.”
“That is right, the trials have finally ended!”
“It has been about a year. I wonder what opportunities these juniors have obtained.”
While many were full of anticipation, Shentu Jue’s face was sullen.
With everyone out, he could finally figure out how Shentu Nantian had died.
Who was the person that had the guts and strength to kill all of the Shentu family clan’s members?
Shentu Jue wanted to know the cause behind Shentu Nantian’s death, while the upper echelons of the other factions were also asking about the opportunities obtained in the Great Empress mystic realm.
However, many juniors spoke hesitantly about these, as if they were hiding something.
The Elders present were all very knowledgeable people. As expected by Yi Yun, they quickly discovered that their juniors had signed a soul contract.
“What? What kind of person has the power to force so many of you to sign a soul contract?”
“Were there other hidden players in this expedition to the Great Empress mystic realm?”
The Elders present began to discuss as Shentu Jue coldly grunted and said, “It is understandable! An enemy that can completely wipe out my Shentu family clan cannot be a junior that entered the mystic realm to participate in the trials. There must be some other existence. It looks like there were a lot of unexpected circumstances in the Great Empress mystic realm trials!”
“Especially the Lin family. They are furtive in their actions. Up to now, not a single one of them has appeared. It is very likely that they were involved in the plot to murder the elites of my Shentu family clan. Maybe they sneakily attacked my Shentu family clan disciples when they were injured, striking them while they were down!”
Shentu Jue gnashed his teeth. And at that moment, a few juniors had their soul contracts removed. Removing soul contracts on people below the Dao Seed realm was nothing difficult for Empyreal King experts.
A few juniors looked at Shentu Jue. They felt fear facing the killing intent exuding from the elder’s body.
“Tell me, how did my Shentu family clan’s disciples die?” Shentu Jue’s voice was crisp. The sound waves entered straight into the ear. “More than half a year ago, a gigantic eye appeared in the eternal whirlpool. Did you discover any strange phenomenon in the mystic realm that may have something to do with this? Was the death of Shentu Nantian and Shentu Ya a result of the appearance of this eye?”
An eye in the eternal whirlpool?
A few juniors looked each other in the eye and were at a loss, “More than half a year ago, we were in the God Advent Tower. We did not notice any phenomenon like an eye. As for Shentu Nantian’s death…”
A junior gulped a mouthful of saliva and said very carefully, “He was killed by Yi Yun… Yi Yun shot an arrow and slashed twice with a sword. Then, Shentu Nantian died…”
“Also, the other Shentu family clan disciples were also shot to death by Yi Yun, with an arrow each…”
“Oh yes, Shentu Ya was not killed by Yi Yun. He tried to sneak up while Yi Yun and Shentu Nantian were battling, but he was then slashed by Lin Xintong who was guarding him by the side… There were many people who participated in this sneak attack. It included the Li Fire Sect as well as the Hong Association. They too were slashed by Lin Xintong.”
Upon saying this, the juniors suddenly saw Shentu Jue’s flesh twitch. The blood vessels on his forehead were raised and his eyeballs were protruding. It was a very frightening look.
Besides Shentu Jue, the other Elders of the other family clans were dumbfounded when they heard this.
There were more and more juniors who had the soul contract removed. However, no one objected to what was said. Clearly, the sequence of events did not veer too far off from what they said!
All the cultivators, including Shentu Nantian, had been killed by Yi Yun and Lin Xintong? What the hell was going on?
“What did you say!?”
Shentu Jue roared as his eyes turned bloodshot!
A few juniors jumped up in fright. Against Shentu Jue, the pressure they experienced was too great. They hurriedly said, “What we said is the truth. Shentu Nantian was slashed to death by Yi Yun. The others were shot to death by Yi Yun. He shot those arrows at once. They were all dead in the blink of an eye. As for the specifics we did not see it clearly. If you want to know the details about how the Shentu family clan disciples died, you can ask the Dao Seed realm cultivators, they should have been able to see it clearer than us.”
The few juniors hurriedly distanced themselves from the topic. At that moment, Shentu Jue’s expression was completely distorted. His face kept twitching.
After asking several cultivators, he received the exact same answer.
Shentu Nantian and company had really all been killed by Yi Yun and Lin Xintong! People from the Li Fire Sect and the Hong Association found it hard to believe.
However, the facts were placed before them. They could only choose to believe it.
“Impossible! It must be that the little bastard, Yi Yun, and that little slut, Lin Xintong, colluded with someone behind the scenes! They sneaked up on Tian’er and company and hurt them in the guise of someone else!”
By the time Shentu Jue and company had accepted the facts, Thousand Hand Granny screamed. She found it impossible to believe that Shentu Nantian, to whom she had attached such great importance, could be killed by a young Yi Yun who had come from the Backwater East’s Cloud Wilderness. This was an insult to Shentu Nantian!
At that moment, the warrior with the surname Xue, who had been the one to negotiate with Yi Yun about signing the soul contract, rolled his eyes at Thousand Hand Granny. He lightly said, “Granny, you really are overthinking it. Back then, we were all present. Everyone saw it. There was no one behind the scenes. As for sneak attacks, there was one. Unfortunately, those who tried to sneak attacked were not Yi Yun and Lin Xintong, but Shentu Ya and company…”
The Thousand Hand Granny retreated a few steps in a powerless manner. She seemed to have lost her wits. The scene of the tragic look on the dead Shentu Nantian’s face once again appeared before her eyes.
In the past, she had always believed that Yi Yun had used insidious means, which allowed him to entrap Shentu Nantian at the relic trial.
This time however, in the Great Empress mystic realm, Tian’er, who had made the adequate preparations to kill Yi Yun, had instead been killed by Yi Yun with his true strengths?
Why was this happening!?