1328 - Something Major Had Happened

Chapter 1328 - Something Major Had Happened 

Someone had launched a sneak attack. 

Surprised cries and exclamations rang out in the Square of Green Clouds. 

Ye Qingyu had already arrived in the sky above the Platform of Green Clouds in a flash. 

After that sudden sneak attack that came out from nowhere, Li Xiaofei, who had been so close to ascending to the Martial Emperor realm, found that his aura was thrown into disarray, and the laws of the Emperor qi that had been so evident moments ago gradually grew blurrier. The tribulation clouds, thunder, and lightning that surrounded the Platform of Green Clouds also became extremely chaotic... 

He was ambushed so suddenly while attempting to progress along the Emperor's road that his strength and the power of the universe turned around and started to attack him and the situation became extremely fraught with danger. Despite how powerful he was, Li Xiaofei sustained serious injuries almost instantaneously. 

A blood arrow spurted out from his mouth. 

The situation immediately took a turn for the worse. 

If the universal power of laws continued to circulate so chaotically, it could result in the formation of a chaotic windstorm that would turn the Square of Green Clouds and the entire Guardian's Royal City into a pile of rubble, and Li Xiaofei would almost certainly die from this. 

The intent of the person who had attacked Li Xiaofei was evident and extremely malicious. 

This was the worst thing that could happen for a martial artist who was attempting to progress on his Emperor's road. 

"Freeze! Dissipate!" 

Ye Qingyu yelled as he instantly arrived at the Platform of Green Clouds. He used the one hundred eight ancient characters mysterious technique and gathered the light from the stars in his left hand to draw the word "freeze" in the void while the splendor of his sword will flickered in his right hand and he wrote the word "dissipate" in the void. 

He pressed his left hand against [Quasi-emperor's Xiaofei's] back and injected the power of the formations into [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei's] body as he attempted to quell and freeze the raging inner yuan Emperor qi within him. 

He sent his right hand into the surrounding void of the Platform of Green Clouds as he attempted to dissipate the chaotic tribulation clouds and universal power of laws that had gathered overhead. 

He had to perform both actions if he wanted to rescue [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei]. 

However, it was extremely difficult. 

Ye Qingyu might be the most powerful person in the world and no one had a better understanding of the mysteries of the Emperor realm than he did, but even he could not instantly turn this dangerous situation around. After all, everyone had their own unique Way of Becoming Emperor and Emperor's road that contained a different set of mysteries. Ye Qingyu had his own martial way while [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei] also had his own unique martial way. As the saying goes, those whose courses are different cannot lay plans for one another. Thus, it was very difficult for Ye Qingyu to try to use his own Dao to heal [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei's] Dao injuries. 

At the same time, the feedback force from the universal power of laws was extremely terrifying. 

Someone who wanted to become a Martial Emperor would have to draw on the powers of heaven and earth to gain the recognition of heaven, earth, and the universe. Now that the power of heaven and universal laws were thrown into disarray, it was extremely difficult for Ye Qingyu to order the power of the Heavenly Dao to dissipate and as an outsider. He would have to bear a tribulation force that was many thousand times more terrifying that what [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei] had to go through. 

Despite his invincible strength, he was also under such immense pressure that his face suddenly turned pale. 

Swish!

Another ray of destructive light ripped through the air and hurtled toward him. 

The person who had launched a sneak attack earlier struck again. 

This was a Martial Emperor from the past and he was also part of the Sky Emperor's camp. He had used a strange and cunning technique to take control over the body of an elderly nobleman who was from the Immortal Empire and evaded Ye Qingyu's detection to launch a sneak attack at a crucial moment. He had almost destroyed whatever progress [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei] had made on the Emperor's road. 

He was very malicious and targeted Ye Qingyu the next time he made his move. 

"Dammit!" 

"We have to protect the Great Emperor!" 

"Stop him..." 

The loyal officials from the Immortal Empire at the Square of Green Clouds charged toward him and tried to stop this despicable person but the chaotic power of Heavenly Dao sent them flying. They were not immune to the power of Heavenly Dao since they were not Martial Emperors themselves yet. 

"Haha, Ye Qingyu, I'm sure that you never imagined such a day would come. It's time for you to die." The person laughed maniacally as an Emperor qi comparable to that of a current Martial Emperor exploded from him. He wanted to kill Ye Qingyu while he was stuck combating the tempest of the Heavenly Dao. 

The situation was extremely dangerous. 

Ye Qingyu had one hand on [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei's] back and he was trying to dissipate the feedback force of the Heavenly Dao with his other hand, so he couldn't move his body and his feet, nor could he retract his hands. He was under immense pressure and it was as though he was pinned to the spot, so he could not counter with an attack of his own. 

"Get lost!" Ye Qingyu yelled angrily as a sword light flashed from his mouth. 

A ray of sword will from his Life Sword shot out from his mouth. 

Boom!

Blood splattered everywhere. 

The body of the person who had tried to attack Ye Qingyu was sliced in two, but he put up a desperate fight and frantically burned through his origin power. Then, he hurtled toward Ye Qingyu like a blazing planet. 

Ye Qingyu's expression changed slightly. 

An attack on this scale wouldn't be fatal, but what would potentially be lethal was a terrifying chain reaction that could happen if the chaotic laws of the universe were to be ignited by an external power. This would be enough to cause a chaotic windstorm that could destroy everything. 

However, it was too late to stop him. 

Rumble!

The Martial Emperor suddenly spontaneously combusted when he was within one thousand meters of Ye Qingyu. It was hard to describe how frightening the scene was when a Martial Emperor used his origin power to ignite a spontaneous combustion. All color seemed to have been leeched from the universe and everything was dyed monochrome. Explosive energy shock waves radiated all across the surroundings like layers of cumulus clouds. 

Death loomed over the Square of Green Clouds and every area of the Guardian Royal City. 

"[Cloud Top Cauldron]!" Ye Qingyu yelled. 

The [Cloud Top Cauldron] immediately appeared and spun like a top as it rapidly expanded. The mouth of the cauldron was like a pitch-black sky, which started to suppress and absorb the chaotic explosive energy. 

Not only did he have to protect Li Xiaofei, he also had to protect his officials and men at the square and the Guardian Royal City, so he ignored the feedback force that was eating at him and relied on his basic instincts to unleash his most powerful burst of strength and used all his trump cards since there was no time for him to plan and react... 

Baboom-boom!

The power of the Heavenly Dao and the universe exploded like a torrent before it was quelled by the [Cloud Top Cauldron]. 

The important officials, including Li Shengyan and the personal guards who were stationed all around the Square of Green Clouds, could not even move when the remnant shock waves swept over them. They were like snails stuck in a marsh and could only watch as the light shield formation started to break apart as though a huge hammer had smashed against it. The surrounding buildings and city walls were smashed to smithereens, as the turbulence in the sky swallowed the Platform of Green Clouds and Ye Qingyu. And as the terrifying cumulus clouds that contained the power of chaos looked like they were about to destroy everything in sight... 

Time seemed to slow down. 

Everyone completely blanked out. 

Meanwhile, time seemed to move very quickly. 

All these strange signs and wonders appeared, then vanished in an instant. 

The fear of death brought about by the destructive power was still fresh in their minds even as the apocalyptic and chaotic power from the heavy grey cumulus clouds was suddenly sucked rapidly into the [Cloud Top Cauldron]. Color returned to the world, the threat of death left them, and the intense pressure dissipated. 

Before they could let out cheers of happiness, they suddenly noticed the dazzling golden light from the [Cloud Top Cauldron] instantly dim. It quickly shrank uncontrollably before it plummeted from the sky... 

Crash!

The bronze cauldron landed on the Square of Green Clouds with a deafening crash. 

Spider-web cracks appeared on the ground. 

The surface of the bronze cauldron was splattered with blood, which was starkly red against the bronze cauldron. 

It was Emperor blood. 

Could it be... 

Everyone was filled with a bad premonition. 

Then, the [Cloud Top Cauldron] vibrated slightly and blood flowed out like a river from within it. Everyone watched as an injured figure emerged from the cauldron with another man in his arms... 

The entire world was in an uproar when they heard the news that Immortal God Emperor Ye Qingyu had been seriously injured. 

How could the invincible Immortal God Emperor be injured? 

No one believed this news at first. 

Soon after, more details emerged and they heard that [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei] had been ambushed by a Martial Emperor of the past as he attempted to ascend to the Martial Emperor realm, which resulted in the Heavenly Dao turning against him and the situation becoming extremely precarious. The Square of Green Clouds and the Guardian Royal City were on the verge of being turned into dust and Immortal God Emperor Ye Qingyu threw himself into the thick of danger to save everyone and attempted to stop the feedback force from the Heavenly Dao. Although he had managed to save [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei], he was seriously injured and his Dao foundations had been shaken. 

What was supposed to have been a celebration immediately turned into a tragic event. 

Under the intense scrutiny of the world, the Immortal Empire did not welcome its fourth Martial Emperor, but instead, it resulted in the Immortal God Emperor being seriously injured. It was also rumored that although [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei] was still alive, he was as good as maimed... 

The entire world was in an uproar as the news circulated like wildfire. 

Everyone found it hard to believe that such a thing could happen. 

The fact that the invincible Immortal God Emperor had failed to take preventive measures and had allowed a past Martial Emperor to take advantage of the situation and disguise himself amongst the spectators seemed unbelievable. They were surprised that an empire as strong as the Immortal Empire could have failed to detect this breach, resulting in this tragic sequence of events happening at the very last moment. 

Had the Immortal Empire passed its zenith and was on the wane? 

Was the Immortal Empire so powerful that the heavens felt threatened and allowed this tragedy to happen? 

Everyone started to think deeper about the situation. 

There were also others who started to wonder what kind of person could have managed to ambush [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei] as he was attempting to progress along his martial way. The situation was definitely not as straightforward as it seemed. Although the Martial Emperors of the past were extremely frightening, they would have never been able to throw the Immortal Empire into such disarray, and it was even more impossible for them to escape the detection of the Immortal God Emperor. The only explanation was that there was someone or some other force even more terrifying that supported the slain Martial Emperor and secretly plotted behind the scenes. 

What kind of force would be able to go up against the Immortal God Emperor? 

Those who noticed this gradually realized that the invincible Immortal Empire might be coming to an end after rising to power and glory so quickly. The events that had happened and the Immortal God Emperor's serious injuries did not mean that everything had come to an end, but that everything was just getting started. 

What would happen next? 

Many people were looking forward to what would happen next. 

They didn't have to wait long before another major event occurred. 

The best chamber of commerce within the Heaven Wasteland Domain, the Qingluo Chamber of Commerce, was ambushed as they made their way to the Dark Realm and everyone was murdered.

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