Chapter 11 : Arrogance (1)
Although Nan Huairen was not a genius, he was not without skill, either. Otherwise, he would not be a hall master amongst the disciples. He had read the “Invisible Dual Blades” manual before. In his eyes, it was only a normal martial technique, but in Li Qiye’s hands, it had a fearful offensive power.
He looked at Li Qiye carefully. As a wily person, he was capable of discerning characteristics and emotions from a person at a glance. However, the thirteen year old Li Qiye in front of him, he could not see through. Thirteen years of age was the age when a person first joined a sect; it was still a young age that was emotionally provocable. However, Li Qiye possessed a calm aura that was as deep as the ocean; it was hard to describe it with words.
His Mortal Physique, Mortal Life Wheel, and Mortal Fate Palace made the elders and Nan Huairen doubt him. In reality, Nan Huairen thought Li Qiye had a mental illness during their first contact; a mental illness that made one act arrogant and carefree under all conditions. However, after these last few days, he was starting to understand that arrogance and calmness were naturally a part of who Li Qiye was.
Protector Mo panicked since he was without a solution and quickly said:
“The trial is over! We have to return to our sect!”
Staying here right now was the same as being in a lion’s den or a dragon’s cave. The only thought in his mind right now was to flee.
“It is only a small matter, why do we have to run?”
As the culprit, Li Qiye was lying down lazily on his chair. Slowly, he spoke:
“To me, there is no place safer than the Nine Saint Demon Gate.”
Protector Mo glared angrily at Li Qiye; he really wanted to slap him a few times. However, he then remembered that a disaster was coming, and he lost all desire to teach this brat a physical lesson.
“What do you know!”
Someone who was normally reserved and quiet like Protector Mo couldn’t help but reprimand:
“Do you think you are peerless under the heavens after you got lucky in killing Du Yuanguang? You don’t know the strength of the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Not to mention the Demon King, even an elder alone is enough to deal with our six elders. The Nine Saint Demon Gate destroying us is akin to killing an ant.”
Those words were humble but realistic. In reality, the six elders, if officially, were to be given titles, they would just be Named Heroes; they would be equivalent to Nine Saint Demon Gate’s protectors. The elders in the Nine Saint Demon Gate were all Royal Nobles at the very least, and the Demon King was one that had created countless miracles and legends in the last thirty thousand years. His strength was deep without a ceiling.
“My dear Protector Mo, do not worry yourself.”
Li Qiye aloofly said.
“If this was outside, I would be a bit troubled. However, it is the opposite now; we will see who will kill who. Named Heroes, Royal Nobles, those fools can’t reach the apex!”
Protector Mo was at a loss for words. This little kid just said that Named Heroes and Royal Nobles couldn’t reach the apex when our elders were only Named Heroes.
At that moment, something sounded outside. Nan Huairen’s expression instantly became sour. He quickly went out to check, but ran back inside immediately and screamed in terror.
“Not good! There is a blockade outside the building!”
A crowd entered the building, led by Sectional Leader Fu. His expression, right now, was very ugly.
“Brother Fu, this is only a little misunderstanding.”
Seeing Fu’s expression, Protector Mo knew that one could not hide from the sun forever. He took a deep breath and went to greet him.
“Misunderstanding? Then you can explain it to our junior, Xu Hui!”
Sectional Leader Fu stood to the side and a young man walked next to him.
This young man wore a golden robe. His body was surrounded by a bloody aura and, above his head, a translucent golden light was situated. He was only twenty but his aura was formidable.
When he saw the young man, Protector Mo couldn’t help but shiver. The man in front of him had most likely reached the stage of Heaven’s Mandate. It was quite unbelievable; it took Protector Mo fifty years to reach Heaven’s Mandate.
“This is Xu Hui, the first disciple of Protector Hua. Du Yuanguang was about to be Protector Hua’s disciple, but he is now dead; Junior Xu Hui wants reparations.”
Sectional Leader Fu coldly said.
Xu Hui stepped forward; his eyes radiated a golden light, like a sword that had been unsheathed. He possessed a tyrannical aura, an aura that felt as if it wanted to devour others.
Xu Hui was, of course, a lot stronger than Du Yuanguang. Even if he was not the ultimate genius, he was considered to be well established within the sect and many responsibilities were given to him.
“Killing must be punished by death; a blood feud has to be paid by blood. There is nothing else to say.”
Xu Hui’s eyes pierced toward Li Qiye like an animal, wanting to separate him into many pieces.
Protector Mo quickly mediated:
“Junior Xu, this is a misunderstanding. My sect’s disciple didn’t want to kill him; it was only an accident.”
Xu Hui gravely said:
“There is no room for discussion. Hand over the criminal right now, do not commit another mistake. Otherwise, you guys are seeking death. Be careful that this might bring about the end of your sect.”
Li Qiye slowly rose from his chair and gracefully walked forward while glaring at Xu Hui.
“It is no wonder the atmosphere of the Nine Saint Demon Gate was so grim, it is because of idiots like you.”
Both Nan Huairen and Protector Mo gulped in amazement. Nan Huairen screamed inside:
‘Oh my god, my great ancestor, speaking one or two less sentences wouldn’t kill you now, would it? You calling him an idiot to his face is akin to pouring oil into the fire.’
“With those words alone, it is enough to kill you a thousand times over!”
Xu Hui’s killing intent amplified as he was filled with rage; he made a move towards Li Qiye.
Protector Mo interfered. He grabbed Xu Hui’s hand to stop him from rampaging.
“Protector Mo, don’t make another mistake!”
Sectional Leader Fu channeled his energy; his body started to radiate golden light. He took a step forward and his aura alone made it hard for Protector Mo to breath.
Protector Mo was surprised by the difference in strength between him and Fu. Fu was a Named Hero; unless an Elder was here to combat him, there was no one here who could stop him.
“Sectional Leader Fu, is this how you treat your guests at the Nine Saint Demon Gate?”
Sectional Leader Fu showed no emotions and proclaimed:
“If you hand over the criminal, you will still be an esteemed guest at our sect. However, if you think your sect has the strength to be our enemy and continue to harbor the criminal, then not only will your life be forfeited but your entire sect will meet its demise!”
Li Qiye, who was protected by Protector Mo, lightly chuckled and said:
“The Nine Saint Demon Gate has become too arrogant. If there was a danger of a sect’s demise, it would be your sect!”