In the skies above the Dao Arena, the invisible column of air faded away. The thick layers of clouds covered the light, and wind and snow roared and raced in the darkness once more. Within the pitch black dark where one couldn’t even see their fingers, only that giant tablet above the Dao Arena which sprinkled down its seven-colored light served as a beacon of radiance.
Behind a row of trees covered with a thick layer of snow, Kang Mingqiao walked out. His footsteps fell deep into the snow, making subtle sounds that spread in the darkness, as if they were some kind of reminder. He sighed and said, “I have no idea what sort of enmity exists between the Immortal Sect and fellow daoist Qin Yu, but as long as he stays within the Dao Arena, I cannot allow him to be harmed. I ask that Great Elder Purple Moon doesn’t make things awkward for me.”
Within the darkness, a figure appeared. Below the light her beautiful appearance was revealed. She was the female cultivator from the Immortal Sect, the one named Xue Xiaoyu. However, her current manner was cold and her eyes were filled with a frosty dignity. Hidden within this body was a wisp of Purple Moon’s divine sense. As a Calamity Immortal almighty being, even if she was using her divine sense to arrive in a different body, that in itself was sufficiently terrifying. Moreover, as the Great Elder of Nineheaven Mirrormoon Palace, she was considered one of the three giants of the Immortal Sect while the position of Palace Master was empty. Her true cultivation was unfathomably deep!
“Kang Mingqiao, I will kill Qin Yu no matter what. Are you determined to stop me?” Her voice was cold, piercing straight into the heart. Xue Xiaoyu took one step forward and the snow for a thousand feet around instantly sank several feet.
Kang Mingqiao lifted his hand. A terrifying momentum suddenly rose up from the Dao Arena. It was like magma hidden beneath the ground. Once it erupted, it could burn all things to ashes.
Xue Xiaoyu’s eyes filled with killing intent. “Kang Mingqiao, you already know who I am and yet you dare to be so impolite to me. Could it be that you want to provoke a war with my Immortal Sect?”
Kang Mingqiao’s voice was light. “Great Elder has a revered status. If it weren’t for this, I would absolutely not dare to offend you. But, since Qin Yu is listed on the Ancient Perishment Decree, he is now an honored guest of my Dao Arena. No one can bring harm to him here.” He looked up, his gaze sharp. “If Great Elder insists on trying to kill him, then you must step over my corpse first and raze my Four Seasons City Dao Arena Branch Division to the ground!”
“You think that I wouldn’t dare to do that?” Xue Xiaoyue said, enraged to the extreme.
Kang Mingqiao said, “Great Elder naturally dares. But, that means you and your Immortal Sect will need to withstand the Dao Arena’s anger in the future. Great Elder should know that while my master has a good temper, in his bones he is someone who covers up his errors and he will never, ever, suffer a loss.” His voice was calm and filled with a formidable energy.
That’s right, Kang Mingqiao was threatening Purple Moon. You may destroy this land and kill everyone here, but you and the Immortal Sect will also need to pay the price for your actions. The Dao Arena had been established in the Land of Divinity and Demons numerous years ago. Although they didn’t recruit disciples or cultivate their own forces, the 300 some Dao Arenas had their own reasons for spreading out far and wide yet standing silent all this time.
Xue Xiaoyu remained silent, a dignified tranquility in her eyes. There seemed to be thunder ringing around her even as her expression was calm. This didn’t mean that she hadn’t lost her temper, but rather that her anger had risen to new heights.
The air almost froze. An invisible suppression arrived like a mountain. The snow for a thousand feet around sank more and more, until it became as thin as paper on the ground, turning into something like a sheet of translucent crystal.
“Good! I will show the Dao Arena some face, but that junior Qin Yu, he will die no matter what!”
She turned around and took a step out, vanishing in the darkness.
Kang Mingqiao let out a long breath, wiping the cold sweat from his forehead. His complexion quickly paled. Not everyone had the energy to directly face a Calamity Immortal mighty being, moreover, someone like Great Elder Purple Moon who was one of the three heads of the Immortal Sect.
Even with the Dao Arena behind him and even if he could borrow the Dao Arena’s power to fight, he didn’t have any confidence in his heart. Luckily, his master’s ‘reputation’ was great enough that he could temporarily force Purple Moon back. But, to be targeted by such a terrifying existence, Qin Yu’s latter days would be sad indeed.
Shaking his head, Kang Mingqiao retreated into the darkness. His aura restrained itself and vanished. Besides the thick clouds in the skies and some old curved trees on the ground, no one knew that a terrifying battle had almost erupted here, one that would have had the dreadful consequences of possibly shifting the entire situation in the Land of Divinity and Demons!
All of this was only witnessed by the snowflakes pressed into a crystal clear layer on the ground.
Suddenly, a hatchet appeared from nowhere, easily cutting open a channel in space. Woodchopper Fu stepped out. He looked around, his eyes filled with praise. “The newborn calf really doesn’t fear the tiger. This girl from the Immortal Sect actually dared to provoke the tiger linked to the Dao Arena. She has quite some courage. However, this boy’s mortal body is the one I have chosen. He cannot be killed by the likes of you. I must find some solution to drive you out from Four Seasons City.”
Woodchopper Fu thought deeply about it. Then, he turned and walked away. His footsteps seemed slow, but in several steps he vanished within the wind and snow.
The Immortal Sect had property in Four Seasons City. Or, to be more accurate, any slightly large city in the Land of Divinity and Demons had a small faction from the Immortal Sect.
This was a courtyard that wasn’t too large but was actually constructed in an exquisite manner. After the inside was adjusted and improved with array formations, it was possible to perfectly simulate any climate and season.
Thus, although the skies were dark outside this courtyard and the air was filled with fluttering snow, the inside of the courtyard was as bright as daylight. Beneath the warm light, there was soft green grass and flowers in full bloom.
Xue Xiaoyu stood in the courtyard, her arms behind her back and a frown on her face as she was lost in thought. An innate pressure filled the air, making her seem like a blazing sun that no one could look at.
Although those ranked on the Ancient Perishment Decree had always been highly valued by the Dao Arena, they had never shown such intense action as they had today. Today, in order to protect Qin Yu, Kang Mingqiao had not only not hesitated to threaten her with his own death, but even threw in the entire Four Seasons City Dao Arena Branch Division. Could it really just be because Qin Yu was within the Dao Arena right now? Or were there some other secret facts that even she didn’t know about?
Her heart tightened and the chill in her eyes grew heavier. She could not allow any hidden anger to exist between the Immortal Sect and Ning Ling. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have gone through so much trouble to kill Qin Yu at the start. That was why she said Qin Yu had to die no matter what when she left the Dao Arena!
Suddenly, Xue Xiaoyu’s eyes erupted with brilliance, like thunder flashing through the night sky. “How bold!”
With a loud shout, she turned and thrust out a fair and clear palm. Light shined on the surface of her skin, making her hand seem like some kind of jade.
Space split open and a black dagger appeared. It cut forth like a poisonous tongue, straight towards her palm.
Xue Xiaoyu frowned. The light on the surface of her palm became even richer.
The sound wasn’t loud. The black dagger pierced the palm of her hand and then vanished, as if it never existed at all.
Xue Xiaoyu’s frown deepened. She looked at the light bloodstain on her palm and her gaze grew heavier and gloomier.
After several breaths of silence, with her as the center point, everything within a hundred feet of her suddenly disintegrated into powder.
This powder included the earth below and the space above. Everything within a hundred feet of her became a completely impassable domain!
Cultivators from the Immortal Sect howled forth. It was only now that they realized two terrifying existences were fighting each other. Their eyes widened with shock and anger.
Who was so bold that they would dare attack the body which Great Elder Purple Moon’s divine sense had descended into? Could it be that they didn’t fear retaliation from the Immortal Sect?
“Don’t come over.” Xue Xiaoyu suddenly said. Her soft voice carried with it an ice cold chill, like the deep winter wind that thrust straight into the marrow of the bones. She stepped forward. Her speed wasn’t fast. On the fifth step, a long wound appeared on her beautiful cheek. The wound was shallow and a single drop of blood seeped out before it stopped bleeding.
Nine steps, a second wound appeared on the back of her hand.
13 steps, a third wound.
22 steps, a fourth.
37 steps, a fifth.
On the 44th step, Xue Xiaoyu walked out from her 100 foot impassable domain. Her body trembled and she coughed as blood gushed out from the corner of her lips. The sixth wound had appeared between her eyebrows.
“Great Elder!” Jin Rushan cried out in alarm.
Xue Xiaoyu didn’t respond. The wounds on her body were already regenerating at an astonishing speed and she soon appeared as if she had fully recovered. She looked up towards where the black dagger had vanished and a trace of dignity and dread appeared in her ice cold eyes. This other party hadn’t retreated after attacking, and she also didn’t know who they were.
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