Chapter 378: Harsh Scolding

The battle between Emperors was world-shaking to witness. Countless energy explosions erupted all over the sky, and numerous energies rained down like meteors, turning many buildings and objects below into dust.

If it wasn't for the formation protecting Dong City, the entire city would have been reduced to rubble by now. There were enough Emperors here to easily destroy a city. The people from the Dong Clan had never experienced such a crisis.

They all watched on anxiously, worried that their defenses would fall. However, they were completely helpless to stop the army of Emperors. Initially, the Dong Clan was able to put up a decent fight, but the opposing two clans' reinforcements had beaten them terribly.

The reinforcements consisted of only five Emperors, but each of them was a late-stage Emperor. One was at the ninth stage, one at the eighth stage, and the last at the seventh stage.

Even among tier-5 organizations, late-stage Emperors were rare. With the sudden inclusion of five of them, the tides of battle changed greatly. Although a ninth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm expert from the Dong Clan had subsequently rushed back to join the battle, things were still looking bleak for them.

The ninth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm expert who had joined the battle late cried out in alarm, "You are members of the Illusionary Palm Society. Are you colluding with the traitors?"

This expert was from the same generation of their ancestor. His name was Dong Zhongyuan, and he had been traveling the lands all this while. He had recently been summoned by the clan and had thus returned.

"You only know this now? It's too late. Today, the Dong Clan shall cease to exist," said an old man from the Illusionary Palm Society with a sneer.

This old man was a ninth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm expert. His name was Zhong Xuduo, a cultivator with an impressive mastery over the Illusionary Palm. He attacked, sending a rain of palms toward Dong Zhongyuan. The palms seemed to be everywhere and looked near impossible to defend against.

Dong Zhongyuan was forced to use all his power to deal with the attack and was completely incapable of helping the others from his clan. As for Dong Qinggu, he was currently under attack by a group of top Emperors from the opposing two clans, his broken sovereign weapon no longer granting him as much superiority over his powerful opponents. Their final hope was the sovereign weapon in Dong Zhuoyue's hand. 

Dong Zhuoyue was a fourth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. Equipped with a proper sovereign weapon, he was able to force Tai Changhe and Xing Liefeng to retreat repeatedly. He had even killed two early Emperor Realm experts from the opposing clans.

"Come at me, traitors! I will slaughter all of you!" The longer Dong Zhuoyue fought, the madder he became. With a sovereign weapon, he was able to unleash a combat prowess comparable to a peak fifth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm expert. Only late-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivators could face him currently.

At this time, a seventh-stage Dragon Ascension Realm expert from the Illusionary Palm Society flew over and yelled, "Step aside. I'll deal with him."

The sovereign weapon Dong Zhuoyue was using had caught his eyes. If he could snatch the weapon for the Illusionary Palm Society, it would be considered an accomplishment of great merit.

However, the people from the Dong Clan were no idiots. There were constantly other Dragon Ascension Realm experts around Dong Zhuoyue to back him up. They would not allow anyone to get their clan treasure. In the Dong Clan estate, many pairs of eyes were witnessing the battle in the sky, and a lot of them were beginning to have the urge to join the battle as well. The fate of their clan relied on this battle, and none of them wanted to sit around doing nothing.

At this time, Dong Ziming started criticizing Dong Ziwan again, "This is all your fault. If you had called your friends over, with their help, our clan wouldn't be in such terrible condition. If our clan loses this battle, you are the reason!"

Facing Dong Ziming's irrational criticism, Dong Ziwan did not know what to say. If she had really called Xiang Shaoyun's group here to participate in such a hopeless battle, then she would truly be a terrible friend. After all, there were too few of them. It was not like they would be of much help even if they had come. Instead, they would have been plunged into danger as well.

"Are you staying silent because you are feeling guilty? You are the same as your mother, a selfish wretch!" Dong Ziming continued berating her.

At this time, a woman with decent looks heard him and asked, "Ming, what happened?"

This woman was Dong Ziming's mother, Yan Li, a peak Skysoar Realm cultivator. Dong Ziming then loudly narrated the simplified version of all that had happened. When the Dong Clan people heard, their faces turned unsightly.

As for Yan Li, she pointed at Dong Ziwan with a cold expression on her face and scolded, "The clan is in a crisis. Since you have good friends capable of helping, why didn't you bring them here? The entire clan is suffering because of you! After the battle is over, I will make sure to tell the clan leader to punish you!"

Other people who had not dared to scold Dong Ziwan earlier started joining in as well.

"Young lady, you should have focused on the bigger picture. Since you have Emperor Realm friends, you should have recruited them to the Dong Clan and got them to help us."

"That's right. This is the time we need an ally most. If we can't survive this crisis, everything will be over for our clan."

"What's the point of saying all that now? The young lady has always been a stubborn person. If she hadn't refused the marriage with the Illusionary Palm Society, how would they have helped the traitors?"

"Young lady, you are really at fault this time. The ancestor had doted on you for nothing."

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Faced with the barrage of criticisms, tears started dripping down Dong Ziwan’s cheeks.

Inwardly, she questioned herself, Have I really been selfish? Have I really ignored the plight of the clan?

Rumble! Rumble!

Yet another rumbling explosion sounded, and finally, the defensive barrier of the Dong Clan broke. With the barrier's collapse, the bulk of the two clans' armies started charging into the city, attacking the Dong Clan estate.

Numerous Dong Clan Kings flew out and fought back. Astral energy explosions started erupting everywhere. The battle of Kings thus began as well. Up in the sky, the Dong Clan Emperors grew anxious when they noticed what was happening down below. The people below were all their family members and successors, and they naturally did not wish for anything bad to happen to them.

"Haha, this is the end of the Dong Clan. Kill!" Tai Changhe roared with laughter.

The other Emperors were similarly excited. Their auras surged as they resumed their attacks on the Dong Clan Emperors whose morale had been shaken. With their low morale, the battle became increasingly one sided in the invaders' favor.

Dong Ziwan felt her heart bleed as she watched. A resolute look covered her face as she muttered, "I will prove my loyalty to the clan even if I have to die!"

She then charged into the battlefield with her sword raised. Alas, she was only a second-stage Skysoar Realm cultivator. What could she possibly do to save the Dong Clan? 

Meanwhile, three humans and a Demon Emperor were rushing toward the Dong Clan at a rapid speed.

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