Silence. The surroundings sank into absolute silence. Everyone stared at the shocking scene blankly, not knowing what to say. Zhan Wushuang's strength was already common knowledge. He was someone who had defeated a decent number of Soul Foundation Realm experts even before entering the Soul Foundation Realm himself.
And he was now a third-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator but couldn't even last a move under Xiang Shaoyun. How big exactly was the gap between the two?
Everyone looked at Xiang Shaoyun with different emotions. Envy, reverence, admiration, and all sorts of emotions were present.
When the Overlord Legion recovered from their shock, they cheered, "The Overlord is unequaled! The Overlord is unequaled!"
They already had a deep reverence for Xiang Shaoyun, but after witnessing his might again, they could no longer suppress their excitement. Thus, they burst into cheers, as though Xiang Shaoyun's victory was their own.
Xiang Shaoyun did not push on toward Zhan Wushuang. He acted like the present Zhan Wushuang was no longer worth his time.
"Who dares to attack someone from our Dragon Phoenix Academy? You're courting death!" a loud voice rang out as a palm dropped from the sky, crushing down toward Xiang Shaoyun.
The palm had arrived suddenly out of the void itself. It was clear a Saint was personally making a move. Xiang Shaoyun sensed a great danger from the palm. The unknown attacker had clearly locked onto him, and it was almost impossible for him to avoid the strike. Only if he used his saint soul would he be able to withstand the palm.
Just as Xiang Shaoyun was about to strike back, a different powerful energy surged and blocked the incoming palm. A muffled bang sounded, and their surroundings rocked. Fortunately, the fort was sturdy enough and didn't suffer any damage. Otherwise, the bystanders in the fort would probably suffer from the clash.
A furious voice sounded, "What is the meaning of this, Xiao Wei? Did you not see someone attempting to kill a disciple of the academy?"
"Hmph. I was about to question you as well. This is a normal spar between the young. What are you doing getting involved in it? How much do you want to embarrass our academy?" replied a different voice.
"I only know that someone was acting against our disciple. As the elder in charge of this expedition, I have an obligation to protect them before they set off. Move away, or I'll charge you for shielding an enemy before the elders council," said the first attacker.
"You're abusing your office to solve a private grievance, and you still dare take the moral high ground? Shameless!" said the other person.
The first attacker did not say anything and sent another attack Xiang Shaoyun's way. The other person hesitated slightly and missed the timing to stop the attack. The oppressive palm crushed down toward Xiang Shaoyun.
"Bastard! If something happens to him, you will suffer a miserable death as well!" yelled the person who failed to stop the palm in time.
"You think I'm completely helpless against you?" said Xiang Shaoyun as he coldly looked up at the sky.
Just as his saint soul was about to fly out, an incorporeal power appeared, cracking the space around him before erasing the dropping palm as if it had never appeared.
"Who dares to interfere with the Dragon Phoenix Academy executing a judgment?" shouted the attacker furiously.
"Friend from the Dragon Phoenix Academy, why are you trying to kill my nephew? I can't agree to that," a voice rang out. Next, a figure appeared out of thin air.
The figure was lofty and heroic, exuding the temperament of someone in a high position. His overbearing eyes were incisive, seemingly capable of piercing space itself. Behind him were two other people radiating a somewhat withdrawn aura. Both were Heaven Battling Realm experts.
"It's the governor!" someone cried out.
"It really is the governor! Even someone this important is alerted by this incident?" someone else cried out. The newcomer was none other than Tang Longfei's father, Tang Zhan.
Tang Longfei rushed over and greeted joyfully, "Father, you need to uphold justice for Shaoyun. Someone is trying to kill him!"
"Um. With me here, nobody can harm him," replied Tang Zhan calmly.
The attacker said resentfully, "Governor Tang, are you really involving yourself in this?"
"Yes," Tang Zhan gave a definite answer.
"So be it. Watch your back," threatened the attacker before leaving.
Xiang Shaoyun stared at the sky coldly and shouted, "Feng Huosuo, keep your neck clean. I'll be coming for your head soon."
Others might not be able to sense what was happening in the void, but that wasn't the case for Xiang Shaoyun. The person trying to kill him was none other than Feng Huosuo, who had been hostile to him for a long time.
Ever since Xiang Shaoyun had joined the Dragon Phoenix Academy, Feng Huosuo had been prejudiced against him. Then, because of what had happened with Feng Xiaosha, Feng Huosuo's desire to kill him had grown.
Xiang Shaoyun had killed Feng Xiaosha years ago, which was why Feng Huosuo bore such a grudge against Xiang Shaoyun. He wanted to take the chance to kill Xiang Shaoyun once and for all, but he was constantly stopped.
Feng Huosuo, who was leaving, blanked out slightly when he heard Xiang Shaoyun's threat. A furious expression covered his face. "Little bastard, I'll allow you to live for now."
He then vanished into the void.
Xiang Shaoyun completely disregarded the threat. He was no longer the youth just anyone could bully. If Feng Huosuo really pushed him too hard, he wouldn't mind teaching Feng Huosuo a lesson he couldn't forget.
Xiang Shaoyun hurried toward Tang Zhan and bowed. He said, "Thank you for saving me, Uncle Tang."
"Haha, you're really a remarkable lad," praised Tang Zhan as he patted Xiang Shaoyun's shoulder. He then sighed and said, "Your Uncle Tang nearly ruined your great plan."
Xiang Shaoyun knew what Tang Zhan was getting at. He quickly said, "Don't say that, Uncle Tang. You had already helped me a lot. If you continue to say such things, I'll be too embarrassed to face you."
"Fine, we won't mention the past. Congratulations for retaking what belonged to your father. May the Ziling Sect continue to grow stronger and stronger," said Tang Zhan, gratified.
He was gladdened by Xiang Shaoyun's maturity. This lad was much more talented than his own son. A day would come when Xiang Shaoyun's name would resound throughout the world.
"Shaoyun will work hard," said Xiang Shaoyun seriously.
"Alright. Take some time enjoying yourself here. Come see me with Longfei later tonight. I'm staying there. Longfei knows the place," said Tang Zhan. He was the organizer of the Devil Hunting Expedition, and it wouldn't be appropriate for him to spend too much time here. Thus, he left after a short chat.
After Tang Zhan left, Xiang Shaoyun bowed toward a different direction and said, "Thank you, Lord Xiao Wei, for your help."Previous Chapter Next Chapter