Qing Jiancheng's attack was much more low-key than Ma Xiaoshi's attack. Like an assassin, he instantly grabbed the opening he saw and rushed forth with his sword. A green flash streaked forth with thick sword intent as a terrifying attack stabbed at Xiang Shaoyun. The attack was swift and sudden; nobody saw it coming.
When the Ziling Sect members saw Qing Jiancheng's attack, they cursed, "Shameless."
They were too weak to help, while those strong enough to help were standing still. It was all up to Xiang Shaoyun to deal with the attacks.
The two peak Sovereigns had incredible combat prowess, and they had sealed all of Xiang Shaoyun's escape routs.
With Xiang Shaoyun's swift reaction time, he sensed the two attacks. However, suppressing both of them wouldn't be easy with his strength. He unhesitatingly used his soul clone. The clone was at the same cultivation stage as Ma Xiaoshi and Qing Jiancheng and could easily suppress them.
He wanted to use the Cosmos Dao Destroying Fist through his clone, but he was afraid that he would destroy the formations accidentally. Thus, he used the Wind and Lightning technique instead.
The powers of wind and lightning erupted from his body. The storm wreaked havoc in his surroundings, creating deafening rumblings as the incoming golden horses were crushed.
Ma Xiaoshi and Qing Jiancheng were greatly alarmed. They could feel death approaching, and they unleashed all the might of their soul foundations and their trump cards, trying to resist Xiang Shaoyun's attack.
However, Xiang Shaoyun was too strong. Even when he was trying to suppress the might of his attack, he still caused cracks to appear in the formations. The people in the area paled from fright. They had retreated repeatedly and were running out of space. They greatly feared that they would be pulled into the storm as well.
Thunder rumbled on and on as the powerful storm wreaked destruction. The people in the area felt their ears go deaf from the loud explosions. The storm eventually reached the bystanders, but the energy in the storm seemed to weaken upon touching them, as though someone was intentionally withdrawing the energy from the storm. This reduced the amount of destruction the storm left in the area.
Eventually, the storm dissipated, and Xiang Shaoyun could be seen standing on two miserable-looking people. The two on the ground were none other than Ma Xiaoshi and Qing Jiancheng. Their armors were cracked, and bloody wounds were all over their bodies. Xiang Shaoyun had already recalled his soul clone back into his body, so nobody even knew what had happened.
With the Overlord Skyslaying Saber in hand, Xiang Shaoyun overlooked them from above and said, "The two of you were feeling very haughty earlier, right? You repeatedly disrespected me, thinking that I'm an idiot. The only reason I allowed you to stay was so I can see just how disgusting you can get. Now, the time for you to go to the afterlife has arrived."
"N-No, don't kill me! I-I'm the next patriarch of the Ma Clan. If you let me live, the Ma Clan will serve you with all our strength. I beg you, please spare me," begged Ma Xiaoshi, losing his mind from fear.
Qing Jiancheng also lost his calm. "Young master, w-we were muddle-headed! I hereby swear that I will serve you with all I have, young master. I will be the first to face those who dare stand against you!"
Neither could remain calm in the face of death. They did have a good time earlier when they were creating trouble, but now that Xiang Shaoyun was displaying his might, they turned cowardly.
"Can I really spare you?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
"Yes, yes, you can. I beg you! We will never stand against you ever again," replied both of them.
Xiang Shaoyun's combat prowess was too terrifying. One attack had reduced both of them to such a miserable state. It was clear that he could easily kill them if he so wished.
"Hehe, your armies are already waiting outside, and you're saying that you won't stand against me ever again? How audacious of you! Not only have you shown me disrespect, but you are also planning to destroy the Ziling Sect! You are unforgivable!" said Xiang Shaoyun with a sneer before he mercilessly brought his saber down.
Two heads were sent flying. The bloody scene made a chill creep up everyone's spine. The beheading was an incredibly overbearing display by Xiang Shaoyun, who had killed two peak Sovereigns without batting an eye.
Now, everyone's eyes were filled with admiration when they looked at Xiang Shaoyun. A young master with such strength could easily bring the sect to great heights. The Ziling Sect members heaved a breath of relief, and their gloominess dispersed. The surviving Ma Clan and Qingxiu Manor people were at a loss as to what to do.
Xiang Shaoyun looked at them and said indifferently, "Those who submit will be spared. Those who remain stubborn will be killed."
His nonchalant voice was filled with authority, causing the hearts of the Ma Clan and Qingxiu Manor people to pump and a chill to creep up their spines.
"Don't even dream of being saved by your reinforcements waiting outside. Look over there. They have all been dealt with," said Xiang Shaoyun as he pointed in a certain direction.
The three Golden Guardians could be seen flying over, carrying numerous heads.
The formations were deactivated, allowing the three to enter. They stopped before Xiang Shaoyun and said respectfully, "Young master, they have been dealt with."
The three had been placed under Xiang Shaoyun's control with the Nether Dragon Soul Curse, so they now had undivided loyalty for him.
The Ziling Sect members were rather shocked to see the three, as they had all assumed that the three had been killed.
Surprisingly, the three would actually appear in this situation. Even more surprising was the fact that they had submitted to Xiang Shaoyun. The three were peak Sovereigns, and experts of this level were rare. Just the three alone would be enough to deter many people from rising against the sect.
"Not bad," said Xiang Shaoyun, pleased.
In truth, during the start of the Sorting General Assembly, he had a premonition that someone would take the chance to create trouble. Thus, he had the three Golden Guardians hide nearby and observe their surroundings. Sure enough, his premonition was right. Some troublemakers had arrived.
"I-I'm willing to submit," surrendered a person trembling in fear.
The first surrender was akin to the start of a chain reaction. In the blink of an eye, all the Ma Clan and Qingxiu Manor people surrendered. Their leaders were dead, and they would also be killed if they resisted. It was better to surrender for the sake of survival.
Those who had flattered Ma Xiaoshi and Qing Jiancheng were thoroughly stunned. They had not expected that things would turn out this way, and the entire incident felt like a massive scam. If Xiang Shaoyun had displayed an unyielding attitude from the start, they wouldn't have flattered Ma Xiaoshi and Qing Jiancheng. Now, it was too late for regrets.
"Young master, I-I was muddle-headed earlier. I am willing to support you and the sect," one of them hurriedly swore his loyalty.Previous Chapter Next Chapter