The Glacier Palace was never a large faction. If they moved alone, it was only a matter of time before they were completely eliminated from the battleground. Under the pressure of elimination, only a small number of them left because they were unhappy with Han Chenfei's decision.
Once again, the Overlord Legion grew. The additional 20-something members did not change much, but Han Chenfei's addition was crucial. Xiang Shaoyun did not think too much about the merge. He had only made the request to scare Han Chenfei off. Her agreement was surprising, but he wasn't too affected otherwise.
Although he still treated the three women coldly, the Overlord Legion would benefit from this merge.
Xiang Shaoyun commanded the group to continue their search for the ancient steles. His interest had been thoroughly piqued by the secret locked door.
"Overlord, I have something to report," Han Chenfei immediately adapted to her role and changed how she addressed him.
She had not chosen to join the Overlord Legion out of a hot-headed decision. Rather, it was her best option at this point in time. Although she had decent rallying power in the academy, due to the nature of the Glacier Palace, they were greatly limited in terms of recruitment.
She had already started to regret her decision back when she established the faction. It was too late to change, and with Xiang Shaoyun making such a request, she decided she might as well go along with it.
After all, even Ouyang Chuanqi looked highly upon Xiang Shaoyun. This was a gamble worth taking. More importantly, she could take this chance to spend more time with Xiang Shaoyun and dissolve the hostility between them.
"What is it?" Xiang Shaoyun asked, using the tone of a superior speaking to a subordinate.
Han Chenfei curled her lips as she said, "I saw Xia Yunxi and Zhan Wushuang earlier."
Xiang Shaoyun frowned. "So what?"
Xia Yunxi was his first love, a woman that had left a deep imprint in his heart.
He had killed Di Lin, but he never bothered to create any trouble for her. It was not that he had spared her, but he couldn't find any excuse to look for her. He had assumed that he would only be able to settle his grudge with her upon his return to the Ziling Sect.
"You killed Di Lin. She won't forget that. Perhaps she will convince Zhan Wushuang to make a move against you. You need to watch out," reminded Han Chenfei.
Xiang Shaoyun smiled indifferently. "Heh, I am looking forward to meeting Zhan Wushuang in battle."
Han Chenfei blanked out slightly before saying, "You sure are courageous. Perhaps you still don't know how strong Zhan Wushuang is. He is someone capable of trashing a second-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator with his bare hands."
"So what?" Xiang Shaoyun replied indifferently. He couldn't even be bothered to say more and commanded the group to continue moving.
Han Chenfei said, "I know the location of an ancient stele, but that place has been occupied by Huang Tianji and his people. I think they are still trying to break through the defenses, so they have yet to get near the stele."
"Huang Tianji? Excellent! Lead the way," said Xiang Shaoyun with a trace of excitement in his eyes.
Before entering the battleground, Huang Tianji had shown his displeasure toward Xiang Shaoyun, and he clearly intended to have a fight with him. Furthermore, the Royal Army had been attacking the Overlord Legion again and again. It was time for payback.
"Are we really going to turn on them?" Han Chenfei asked.
"Hehe, they turned on us first, so they can't blame me," said Xiang Shaoyun with a sinister smile on his face.
Only now did Han Chenfei notice that Xiang Shaoyun had changed greatly. She lamented inwardly, Did that incident really hurt him that much?
She was unaware that the previous incident was only one of the reasons Xiang Shaoyun had changed. After consuming the bright illusory core and recalling his past memories, his entire state of mind had changed. With Han Chenfei leading the way, they traveled in a certain direction. About half a day later, they arrived at a mountain ridge filled with snake vines.
The snake vines were different from the murderous vines. These snake vines would constantly slither around like snakes, but they could not extend endlessly like the murderous vines. They were highly toxic, capable of instantly killing anyone entangled with them.
In the area filled with snake vines was a thick poisonous miasma. Here, an ordinary person would feel dizzy after a single breath and would die after multiple breaths. An ancient stele stood amid the vines. It wouldn't be easy to get near the stele.
The Royal Army was also stationed here, not allowing anyone else to approach. Their number of members wasn't much higher than the Overlord Legion. In fact, the Overlord Legion had been catching up to them recently. Thus, both groups had similar numbers in the battleground.
Previously, the Royal Army had forced a decent number of Overlord Legion members to withdraw. However, the Overlord Legion had also returned the favor. One could say that neither was victorious over the other.
However, because the Royal Army was working with the Flaming Sun, the Overlord Legion was at a disadvantage. Currently, the Royal Army people were busy attacking the snake vines with fire. They were also working to disperse the poisonous miasma. Only when they succeeded would they be able to reach the stele.
They had cleared about a third of the snake vines, and they needed only two or three more days to reach the stele.
As the prince and princess, Huang Tianji and Huang Xiaoyue had always lived a pampered life. Thus, they didn't do any of the work personally. Their subordinates were in charge of all the dirty work as they merely sat around waiting for the result.
Of course, Huang Tianji would help if any of their subordinates encountered danger. That was his responsibility as a leader. The moment Xiang Shaoyun and his people arrived, Huang Tianji and Huang Xiaoyue noticed them.
"Truly, foes always end up meeting each other," said Huang Tianji. A slight trace of envy was present in his eyes when he saw Xiang Shaoyun together with Han Chenfei.
He had harbored feelings for Han Chenfei for a long time. In fact, he had also hinted at his feelings for her. But due to his identity, he wouldn't be able to grant Han Chenfei the position of main wife. Thus, Han Chenfei, who did not have many feelings for him in the first place, used it as an excuse to reject his courtship.
It would be weird if Huang Tianji wasn't jealous when he saw Han Chenfei by Xiang Shaoyun's side.
"Big brother, are you really going to make a move against him?" asked Huang Xiaoyue anxiously.
"He has bullied you multiple times. That is an act of complete disrespect. I won't show him any mercy," replied Huang Tianji firmly. "Everyone, stop what you're doing. Gather up."
At his command, the Royal Army members realized what was happening and quickly returned to his side.
Leading the Overlord Legion, Xiang Shaoyun stood before the Royal Army. With a distorted smile on his face, he said, "The Overlord Legion will be taking over this place. F*ck off if you're smart."Previous Chapter Next Chapter