A large number of people were standing in a standoff near the Land of Soul Springs' exit. These people were the members of Cloud Margin Pavilion, Myriad Sword Sect, and Devil Blood Society. Currently, the Myriad Sword Sect and Devil Blood Society were surrounding the people of Cloud Margin Pavilion, not letting them leave. Of course, not all the members of these three organizations were here. Only a portion of them were.
"Bring it on. You people from Myriad Sword Sect and Devil Blood Society are trying to create trouble for my Brother Yun? Over my dead body!" Liang Zhuangmin's loud voice rang out.
Hua Honglou's voice also rang out, "That's right. The only reason you people are stopping us from leaving is to use us to force Shaoyun's hand. Do you think we will sit here and let you do as you wish? Red House members, heed my command. I hereby declare a blood feud against anyone daring to harm any of our people."
After separating from Xiang Shaoyun, Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou had not left. Rather, they had stayed near the exit, waiting to provide any backup Xiang Shaoyun might need. As they waited, they kept hearing about Xiang Shaoyun, such as his victory over Lightning Kid and the Four Divinity Swords. Words of his might spread far and wide, his reputation soaring to a level comparable to the likes of the super geniuses such as Devil Fairy, Wu Longfei, and Wu Chi.
While they were rejoicing on his behalf, they were surrounded by the Myriad Sword Sect and Devil Blood Society. The Myriad Sword Sect was using the excuse that they were here to avenge the Four Divinity Swords. Since Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou had a good relationship with Xiang Shaoyun, they became the targets of their revenge as well.
As for the Devil Blood Society, they would naturally not miss out on a chance to act against Xiang Shaoyun. They knew Devil Face had been killed by Xiang Shaoyun, and they also knew about how Xiang Shaoyun had killed three of their overseers at the Moon Gazing Platform.
All that Xiang Shaoyun had done gave them enough reason to act against Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou. However, the Myriad Sword Sect and Devil Blood Society did not have a good relationship with each other either. Thus, apart from surrounding the Cloud Margin Pavilion people, they hadn't done anything yet.
Chu Chunyu opened his eyes wide and demanded, "If you surrender, I can consider sparing you people when Xiang Shaoyun arrives. Otherwise, none of you will leave alive!"
"Those are some big words. Not even Wu Longfei would dare speak like that with me. Who do you think you are?" Liang Zhuangmin said as he stepped forth and sent a majestic yellow aura crushing down on Chu Chunyu.
About a dozen Free Society members were gathered around Liang Zhuangmin, and although their overall strength was not as great as the Red House's, they were still a force to be reckoned with.
"Hmph. Fine, I'll see how strong you bugs are," said Chu Chunyu before drawing his sword and stabbing it at Liang Zhuangmin.
Chu Chunyu's strength was similar to Huo Linfei's, or to be precise, he was slightly stronger. The moment he attacked, he was like a viper that aimed straight for Liang Zhuangmin's vitals.
"Open your eyes wide and see clearly!" Liang Zhuangmin said and lifted his axe before swinging it at Chu Chunyu.
The weapons clashed, creating a series of sparks in the air. The result of the clash was that Chu Chunyu's sword was deformed, and Chu Chunyu was sent flying. As for Liang Zhuangmin, like a barbaric dragon, he pressed on toward his opponent. Even so, Chu Chunyu did not feel any fear. Moving nimbly like a slithering snake, he avoided Liang Zhuangmin's pursuit before countering with more than 10 stabs of his sword.
The stabs hit, but none of them were able to pierce Liang Zhuangmin's energy barrier.
"F*ck off!" Liang Zhuangmin bellowed and channeled more power to his axe. He swung the axe continuously, sending one axe energy after another, each a dreadful strength capable of crushing mountains. He seemed unstoppable.
Chu Chunyu no longer dared to meet Liang Zhuangmin head on and was forced to retreat and shift his combat method to a hit-and-run style instead. He was worthy of being someone who cultivated the power of wind, as he held advantage over Liang Zhuangmin in terms of speed, and he was confident his speed would grant him victory.
However, Liang Zhuangmin's brute strength was too great. Even after numerous hit-and-run attempts, Chu Chunyu was still unable to break through Liang Zhuangmin's defense. Instead, he was forced to retreat again and again, the impact from the axe energies causing blood to drip from his mouth.
While this battle was ongoing, the Myriad Sword Sect people also swarmed those of the Free Society. Chu Chunyu had gathered over 40 Myriad Sword Sect members, and with their number, they held the advantage over the Free Society members.
Liang Zhuangmin, who was winning his fight, was forced to shift his attention away from Chu Chunyu and attack the other Myriad Sword Sect members instead. That was the only way to reduce the pressure on the Free Society members.
Liang Zhuangmin was extremely valiant, capable of fighting 10 people alone. His defensive barrier was impenetrable, and only king weapons would pose a threat to him. Thanks to his mighty defense, he did not need to bother blocking or dodging any attacks. He only attacked again and again, planting fear in the hearts of the Myriad Sword Sect members.
If it wasn't for the Chu Chunyu's continuous hit-and-run attempts distracting Liang Zhuangmin, the Myriad Sword Sect would definitely have suffered great losses under Liang Zhuangmin.
Meanwhile, Hua Honglou had also engaged Mo Sha in a fight. Both of them were peak Transformation Realm experts and War Kings. They were evenly matched, and their fight was becoming intense.
Hua Honglou was extraordinarily skilled with the sword. She sent strands of fiery sword energy flying, creating explosion after explosion in the air. They were like blooming fireworks wreaking destruction. As for Mo Sha, he wielded a saber and swung it repeatedly, creating sandstorms that filled the air and reduced visibility.
Sounds of explosion rang out repeatedly as two differing energies splashed everywhere.
Likewise, the Red House people also engaged the Devil Blood Society people in battle. It was a pity that Chen Zilong was not present. Without him, the combat prowess of the Red House was greatly reduced, and they were placed in a disadvantaged position the moment the battle started.
"Brothers of Free Society, break off and leave the Land of Soul Springs!" Liang Zhuangmin commanded as he could no longer continue. The pressure he faced was too great, as he had to fight while protecting his men at the same time.
He had already killed four Myriad Sword Sect members, but he had also sustained some injuries from Chu Chunyu's continuous hit-and-run strikes. If he was forced to continue protecting his men, he would eventually suffer defeat.
Hua Honglou also gave the same order, telling the Red House people to leave. Faced with the prospect of death, some of their members who feared death started fleeing the battlefield. Of course, there were also some who did not fear death and insisted on staying behind.
Hua Honglou was distracted trying to take care of her companions, and she was finally hit by Mo Sha's concealed weapon. She wailed in pain, and Liang Zhuangmin, hearing it, became anxious. He shouted, "Sister-in-law, I'll come help you!"
"You can't even help yourself, let alone her," said Chu Chunyu, who unleashed his trump card and stopped Liang Zhuangmin from leaving.
"Damn you!" Liang Zhuangmin was fuming. With a roar, he channeled even more power to his axe and attacked, vowing to first kill Chu Chunyu before doing anything else.
Meanwhile, Mo Sha seemed to have transformed completely into a sandstorm that slammed down at Hua Honglou. "Die, b*tch!"
Because the concealed weapon had struck Hua Honglou's vitals, she was currently completely helpless. Seeing the incoming attack, she shut her eyes in resignation and muttered, "Farewell, Shaoyun."
It was at this moment that a loud voice rumbled in the air, "Touch even one hair of hers and you will die a horrible death."Previous Chapter Next Chapter