Chapter 1624: Threat
Ghost Ming was already afraid when he saw Yi Yun using the Divine Blood Origins to restore his strength. He had planned on casting a mystic art to leave silently, but he never expected Yi Yun to notice it.
“Senior Ghost Ming, you were already injured previously, but you refused to leave. Were you trying to stay behind to pick up the spoils? Now that there are no spoils to pick, are you planning on leaving?”
Yi Yun converged his aura as he stored away the blob of Divine Blood Origins.
Yi Yun’s addressing of Ghost Ming as senior made Ghost Ming feel like his face was smacked swollen. He had indeed stayed in hopes of picking up the spoils while observing the situation.
He could only blame Divine General Sanguine Ax for being defeated too quickly and escaping without any warning. It prevented him from reacting in a timely manner. If not, he would have long fled when he felt that the situation was against him. He would not have waited until Yi Yun called him out.
Ghost Ming shot Golden Winged Celestial Peng a glance openly.
Yi Yun laughed. “Are the two of you discussing a route of escape?”
His sentence immediately exposed what was on their minds.
The surrounding warriors were rendered speechless by this turn of events. What was happening? Two Godly Monarchs were secretly discussing fleeing over a voice transmission in front of a Divine Lord?
Golden Winged Celestial Peng’s expression sank instantly “Yi Yun, do you think you can really prevent us from leaving? Don’t think too highly of yourself!”
Golden Peng’s extreme speed was not insubstantial bragging. Golden Winged Celestial Peng’s speed at tearing through the void was even higher than Divine General Sanguine Ax’s!
Besides, Yi Yun was not in peak condition. Even at his peak, Yi Yun was unable to stop him if he was determined to escape.
Although Ghost Ming’s situation was worse, with him heavily injured, he could pay a tiny price to get Golden Winged Celestial Peng to take him along. Besides, he had his Ghost race mystic arts. Escaping was not a problem.
In fact, Ghost Ming’s Yuan Qi voice transmission was precisely on this matter. Yi Yun was not wrong that they were making plans for fleeing.
“Seniors, as mighty Godly Monarchs, why are you clamoring in front of a junior? And your clamoring involves you escaping while I’m unable to stop you? Yes, it’s true I might not be able to keep you…”
The moment Yi Yun said that, Golden Winged Celestial Peng’s and Ghost Ming’s face darkened. In fact, they had already come to subconsciously view Yi Yun as a mighty figure their equal, but he was now suddenly mentioning the differences in their seniority. It left them extremely depressed.
None of the Fey or Ghost warriors dared to say a word. As for the Taixia side, Purple Succubus was almost bursting out in laughter. When did it become such a tragedy to be Godly Monarchs? They were using the fact that they could escape as a taunt.
“Punk, it’s meaningless winning a war of words. In the martial world, strength is supreme. We will admit that you are strong today. You already have the Heavenly Dao fragment; what else do you want?”
“Hahaha!” Yi Yun laughed. “The both of you wish to kill me and I managed to survive through my own capabilities. Why are you asking me what I want? It’s true I can’t stop you from escaping today. But one day in the future, I’ll storm the Nine Netherworld Lands and Desolate clan, making sure that you will pay terribly for crossing me.”
“You!” Golden Winged Celestial Peng’s expression turned nasty. “Fine! You are arrogant enough! You have already offended the Celestials. Do you also plan on making the Ghosts and Fey your enemies as well? You sure are capable, but you should know the saying—the wind always harms the single outstanding tree in a forest. You should not invite more enemies for Taixia. Do you think you can bear the consequences of a war between three races?”
Yi Yun thought nothing of Golden Winged Celestial Peng’s threat. “I’m not from Taixia. I only owe Godly Monarch Divineheart a favor. I am me, free and unshackled. So what if I offend the Ghosts and Fey? Whoever attacks me, I’ll take them on. Whoever kills me shall be slain!”
“As for a racial war? When Human Emperor was reigning supreme over the Chaos Heavens, why didn’t you launch a war against the humans?”
Yi Yun’s words could be said to be extremely arrogant, but no one viewed them that way. He had the full rights to be that way!
“What… do you want?” Golden Winged Celestial Peng was enraged. However, he was not the only Godly Monarch of the Desolate clan. If Yi Yun truly developed his strength to a certain level, the Desolate clan might very well sever all ties with him to prevent any implications.
After all, Yi Yun was only a Royal Sealed Divine Lord. As long as he did not perish, he was bound to become a Godly Monarch. How strong would he be when that happened?
He could even be following the footsteps of Human Emperor and eventually catch up to him!
At that level, the weakness of humans or whatever enemies one faced were verbal trivialities. Yi Yun did not even need to take action. Just his name was enough to serve as a deterrent.
Although he knew this deep down, Golden Winged Celestial Peng did not reveal any signs of fear. “Our Desolate clan has Patriarch Desolate. Even Divine General Sanguine Ax is not Patriarch’s match. Do you think you are invincible in the Chaos Heavens? Godly Monarchs can vary in strength too. I may not be considered very powerful, and we came to vie for the Heavenly Dao fragment in order to have a first mover’s advantage. Do you think no one can kill you? There are already many capable of doing so among the Celestials!”
Yi Yun naturally knew that. The Celestials had people stronger than Sanguine Ax. They even had the Ancestor God.
However, Yi Yun thought nothing of Golden Winged Celestial Peng’s threat. Since he had already offended them, so be it. He did not believe that speaking nicely to Golden Winged Celestial Peng and company would change anything.
“From the looks of it, you have no intention of negotiating. When I finish my cultivation to the point of being able to wipe out your Patriarch Desolate, I’ll storm your territories. Either way, your Desolate clan and Nine Netherworld Lands will not be able to escape,” said Yi Yun.
Ghost Ming’s and Golden Winged Celestial Peng’s expressions turned white from raged. Yi Yun was being completely impervious to reason. He was insistent on taking advantage of them today.
The Chaos Heavens Godly Monarchs all had factions behind them. When they fought among each other, they had to take into consideration the other party’s faction. However, Yi Yun was fearless since he had nothing to lose.
If he truly caused a stir before going into hiding, no one could do anything to him.
“What do you want!?” Golden Winged Celestial Peng asked through clenched teeth.
“I don’t wish to kill you. Leave something that catches my eye and I’ll let bygones be bygones.” Yi Yun knew that his possession of a Heavenly Dao fragment would quickly spread throughout the Chaos Heavens. When that happened, he would be targeted by powerful old freaks. He did not wish to make enemies everywhere for himself either. He felt that Golden Winged Celestial Peng and Ghost Ming were lucking out from his decision.
However, his words left the crowd speechless. A Divine Lord was openly extorting two Godly Monarchs!
“Don’t try to fool me with some crap. If you understand my past, you will know how I deal with enemies of yesteryear. Then, you will realize how lucky you are that I’m willing to revoke all scores with you today.”
When Yi Yun said those words, Golden Winged Celestial Peng and Ghost Ming nearly emitted steam from their rage. He was so shameless even while extorting them, but they were forced to consider his proposal. They could not afford to offend such a ruthless person.
Ghost Ming wondered what item he could use to stave off Yi Yun.
But at that moment, Divineheart said leisurely, “If I recall correctly, fellow Daoist Ghost Ming has a particular trinket that’s very interesting.”