Chapter 606: Assassination

Li Haonan found Xiang Shaoyun an eyesore, and now that Xiang Shaoyun was withdrawing from the mission, he could no longer hold back.

Xiang Shaoyun ignored him. Instead, he spoke to Shou Xie and Tang Longfei through voice transmission, "We are being followed. They are most likely here for me, and they are too strong. You better leave first."

Shou Xie's expression turned solemn. As for Tang Longfei, a firm look covered his face as he said, "I'll stay and help!"

"No, you need to leave immediately. I have a way of getting away from them. If you stay with me, you will only slow me down," said Xiang Shaoyun as he prepared to leave alone.

But at this time, Li Haonan blocked his path and shouted, "Xiang Shaoyun, if you don't give me a satisfactory answer today, I won't mind teaching you a lesson."

He then locked down at Xiang Shaoyun, as if he was going to attack the moment Xiang Shaoyun attempted to leave.

"Get out of my way!" Xiang Shaoyun roared after sensing the surging auras of those tailing them. Those people must have sensed what was going on. He also quickly withdrew Money into his astral cosmos sea before dashing away.

"You're courting death!" Li Haonan was further infuriated after being shouted at, and he drew his sword in preparation to attack.

He was a second-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator capable of punching above his weight. His attack prowess reached a level comparable to a fifth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. His attack shot straight at Xiang Shaoyun's back.

"No! (Bastard!)" shouted both Shou Xie and Tang Longfei. However, it was too late for them to do anything. They could only stare blankly as Li Haonan's attack reached Xiang Shaoyun.

Xiang Shaoyun also sensed the incoming attack and cursed, "Damnable bastard!"

He was forced to dodge to the side and avoid the attack. Not satisfied with a single attack, Li Haonan charged forward and shouted, "You think you can come and go as you wish? In your dream! Take an attack from me!"

As he said that, he attacked again. At this time, Tang Longfei and Lady Shura also attacked, with Li Haonan being their target. This was not a duel where two combatants had to fight without interference. Since Li Haonan was attacking Xiang Shaoyun, how would they watch on without doing anything? 

Li Haonan lived up to his status as someone on the Jiao Luan List. He was able to react speedily, and he shot straight into the sky like an arrow to escape Tang Longfei and Lady Shura. He then continued toward Xiang Shaoyun. And due to the repeated interruptions, Xiang Shaoyun's escape was delayed, allowing some of the experts tailing them to arrive. 

The newcomers were in no rush to attack. Rather, they first focused on completely isolating this place into an independent space.

"Since you want to die that much, I will grant your wish," said Xiang Shaoyun, thoroughly infuriated. His Overlord Skyslaying Saber appeared in his hand as he swung it without restraint.

Lightning Slash From the Clear Sky!

Instantly, numerous silver lightning bolts rained down. The saber energy seemed unstoppable as it split apart Li Haonan's attack and continued toward him. The attack was unleashed with saber intent, carrying an overbearing might that was even sharper than Li Haonan's attack.

Li Haonan had not imagined that Xiang Shaoyun's attack would be so dreadful. He was forced to focus on defending himself. Xiang Shaoyun did not spend more time tussling with Li Haonan. Instead, he summoned the nether prison devil puppet and pointed at a certain direction before shouting, "Those who are here for me, show yourself. Why do you keep hiding?"

As he said that, the nether prison devil puppet shot toward the direction he was pointing and threw a powerful punch forward. The force of the punch pulverized the numerous trees in its way. A figure appeared and flew out to block the puppet's attack.

The newcomer was actually a Soul Foundation Realm cultivator, but he seemed weaker than the nether prison devil puppet, and the impact of his collision with the puppet sent him flying. Unfortunately, the nether prison devil puppet was incapable of using energy. Otherwise, the Sovereign wouldn't have withstood the punch.

"That puppet is strong. You guys go and kill that kid. I'll keep this puppet busy," said the Sovereign as he started bombarding the puppet with attacks.

The Sovereign fought smartly. Instead of meeting the puppet force with force, he focused on keeping the puppet busy, preventing it from leaving his range of control so the others would be able to move on Xiang Shaoyun.

"We're only here for Xiang Shaoyun. Everyone else, piss off," a loud voice rang out.

A boundless aura surrounded Xiang Shaoyun, an aura at the level of a peak Emperor. Apart from that person, a few others appeared as well, all of them late-stage Emperors. Their combined strength was enough to put a check on the courage of Xiang Shaoyun's group.

It was at this moment that Li Haonan finally realized why Xiang Shaoyun had been in a rush to leave. It turned out Xiang Shaoyun had already realized that some enemies were coming after him. He wouldn't have suddenly proposed to leave otherwise.

At that thought, guilt flashed in his eyes, but it was soon replaced by delight. He muttered, "Well, serves you right."

"Let's leave," said Li Haonan toward Shou Xie, Yan Gang, Zhong Xia, and the others. He did not believe that he would be strong enough to deal with their opponents. There was even a Soul Foundation Realm expert involved. 

Yan Gang, Zhong Xia, and company left unhesitatingly. After all, they had just met Xiang Shaoyun. There was no need for them to die together with him. As for Tang Longfei and Lady Shura, they wanted to stay. However, Xiang Shaoyun spoke using voice transmission again, "You two leave as well, or you will only distract me, making it harder for me to escape."

The two clenched their teeth before leaving with the others. Shou Xie also received the same voice transmission. Thus, he left without delay. The only reason the attackers had even spared them was because of the Dragon Phoenix Academy.

If they really killed so many disciples at once, the academy would do all they could to vent their anger. Although they weren't Dragon Phoenix Academy members, the people who had sent them on the mission were members of the academy. They couldn't cause their employers trouble.

"Send him on his way," coldly commanded the peak Emperor. At his command, one of them, a seventh-stage Emperor, attacked Xiang Shaoyun. Even though Xiang Shaoyun had freakish talent, it would be hard for him to escape the seventh-stage Emperor.

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