Although Han Chenfei was only a fresh eighth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator, she could unleash a combat prowess comparable to Huang Tianji. With the energy of extreme cold surrounding her body, she was an extremely difficult opponent.
Huang Tianji was unwilling to face Han Chenfei, and he was forced to passively defend against her attacks. He shouted, "Chenfei, are you really going against me?"
"Just retreat. I have no choice but to do as commanded," answered Han Chenfei firmly.
Huang Tianji's eyes turned cold as the battle aura around him solidified. He furiously roared, "Since you don't care about our friendship, let me sever it with my very own hands!"
He was a prince, and he had his pride. He had been putting up with Han Chenfei for a very long time, and today, he finally lost his patience. He was of noble birth and had excellent talent in cultivation. He never lacked women, and since Han Chenfei did not reciprocate his feelings, he decided to cleanly cut the link between them.
After erupting in full power, his aura completely suppressed hers. However, it still wouldn't be easy for him to completely defeat her.
As for Xiang Shaoyun, he was currently facing Wang Yufeng. Wang Yufeng was a seventh-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator born with an innate elemental physique. Thus, he could unleash the combat prowess of an eighth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator.
He had the Innate Earth Physique, and he cultivated a peculiar cultivation method that allowed him to draw in the soil and stones in his surroundings to turn himself into a massive golem. He sent an unending barrage of flying stones toward Xiang Shaoyun.
Wang Yufeng had long comprehended the profundity of earth. Thus, he was quite a valiant combatant. As he attacked, he roared, "Xiang Shaoyun, who are you to challenge the prince? Today, I will crush you!"
Wang Yufeng could crush mountains with his fists and create canyons with his feet. Not many people could withstand his seemingly boundless strength.
Xiang Shaoyun knew very well that he wouldn't be able to gain an advantage if he faced Wang Yufeng with the profundity of earth. After all, he only had a single earth star, whereas his opponent had eight stars. Thus, Xiang Shaoyun had to use his unique advantage to have a larger chance at defeating his opponent.
Xiang Shaoyun shifted his body left and right, avoiding Wang Yufeng's attacks while observing his surroundings. When he caught a glimpse of Huang Xiaoyue, his lips curled into a smile. His entire body seemed to transform into a gust of wind as he rushed toward her.
He was as fast as a Sovereign, and nobody present could compete with him in terms of speed. Furthermore, he had already grasped the second stage of footwork intent, the shrinking space stage. In the blink of an eye, he appeared at the back of the army and beside Huang Xiaoyue.
She was still young, about two years younger than him. However, she was already a second-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. Her talent in cultivation was no less than her brother's.
However, her strength wasn't anything special. As someone who had been pampered since young, nobody around her dared to let her take any risks. In any case, she was constantly protected by numerous experts. No enemies had ever gotten close to her before.
Alas, with Xiang Shaoyun's speed, her protection was pointless. In the blink of an eye, Xiang Shaoyun appeared beside her and captured her. Huang Xiaoyue couldn't even react to what was happening when she felt a choking sensation around her neck. A hand was wrapped around her tender neck, causing her to shiver in fear.
Wang Yufeng had just noticed that he had lost Xiang Shaoyun. When he finally found Xiang Shaoyun again, he knew things had turned bad.
"Xiang Shaoyun, you coward! Let the princess go!" Wang Yufeng roared.
However, Xiang Shaoyun ignored him. Instead, he roared to the Royal Army, "People of the Royal Army, listen. Put down your weapons and surrender, or you can bid your precious princess goodbye."
As he spoke, he wrapped Huang Xiaoyue with a powerful sealing energy, completely locking her cultivation. That way, she couldn't crush her protective jade to leave if she wanted. After all, if she did, his plan would fail.
Huang Xiaoyue had never expected that Xiang Shaoyun would treat her so roughly. However, she couldn't even speak and could only grumble inwardly, This bastard, why is he being so rough? I will teach him a lesson when I'm free!
Huang Tianji also heard his demands. After pushing Han Chenfei away, he rushed toward Xiang Shaoyun and shouted, "Xiang Shaoyun, release my sister, or I will hunt you until you're dead!"
Huang Tianji cherished his little sister greatly. Otherwise, he wouldn't have apologized to Xiang Shaoyun on her behalf. But now, Xiang Shaoyun had actually captured his sister. It was a massive provocation that filled him with fury.
"Don't get too close. If you make me nervous, I might accidentally make a slip of the hand and injure her. You don't want that to happen, right?" said Xiang Shaoyun nonchalantly.
Huang Tianji was forced to stop. With fury in his eyes, he demanded, "Release her, and we will let you have this place."
He had a resolute decision, and he was confident Xiang Shaoyun would agree.
However, Xiang Shaoyun raised one finger and waved it as he said, "No, no, that condition is not worthy of the noble princess."
"What do you want?" Huang Tianji asked.
"Simple. The entire Royal Army needs to withdraw from the battleground," said Xiang Shaoyun with a sadistic smile.
"Impossible!" Huang Tianji firmly rejected.
If they withdrew, it wouldn't only be a loss for them. It would also displease their members. One ought to remember that their allegiance to the Royal Army was only limited to their time in the academy. Upon graduation, they would all return to where they came from. Everyone wanted to benefit from this battleground, and they wouldn't agree to withdrawing so easily.
"So you want her to die?" asked Xiang Shaoyun as he tightened his grip on Huang Xiaoyue's neck.
Huang Xiaoyue was feeling terrible, and her expression was ghastly. Her appearance gripped Huang Tianji's heart.
"Xiang Shaoyun, have you considered the consequences of offending our dynasty?" Huang Tianji was forced to use the name of his family.
"Stop talking nonsense with me. This is the Dragon Phoenix Battleground, not your imperial court. I will give you one last chance. Half of you shall withdraw, and this place will come under the Overlord Legion's control. If you can't even agree to that, whatever. Don't even think that I won't dare to kill her," said Xiang Shaoyun with a sinister tone.Previous Chapter Next Chapter