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The Cruel World
The words that Su Yun said caused all the restless people to hesitate.
The three of them were either Spirit Star Realm or peak Spirit Soul Realm cultivators, how could they be beaten? Everyone that was here were present merely to enjoy drinking and eating, to talk about benefits… They weren’t expecting to lose their lives.
Exuding Fire Sect Clan Elder Yang Gu’s face was overcast as he watched Zhang Wu Ming battle intensely with the cloaked man, his heart sinking. After thinking it through, he instantly cupped his fists and spoke: “Sect Leader Zhang, this Evil Realm person is too strong, I am afraid that only my clan’s Sect leader can contend against him. Sect Leader, you must try to hold on, wait for this old man to request for my Sect Leader, to come and help you, Farewell!!”
With that, Yang Gu immediately turned around, sprung his body and flew out. Everyone from the Exuding Fire Sect also left.
“Yang Gu, you…”
Zhang Wu Ming anxiously shouted out, but the man was already long gone.
“Sect Leader Zhang, This subordinate suddenly remembered that we have urgent matters, and will not stay for long. Farewell!”
The representative of Colored Rock Sect also rushed off.
“Sect Leader Zhang, take care!”
“Sect Leader Zhang, I suddenly remembered that there is a person from my sect who is also getting married, haha, this forgetful one will take his leave now!”
After Su Yun shouted his words, everyone was jolted awake. As though they were attempting to dodge the Demonic God, they all rushed to leave.
“All of you are shameless people!!”
Zhang Wu Ming was being forced to retreat by Su Yun. Seeing everyone leave, he was enraged. He opened his mouth, with a ‘puchi’ sound, he spat out another mouth of blood.
“It truly is difficult to fathom a person’s mind! It truly is difficult, all of you say that you are all prestigious and upright sects, taking it upon yourselves to protect and safeguard the peace of Sky Martial Continent, but when great catastrophe falls, all of you only care about your own safety! Today, these Evil Realm people will cast their swords at me Zhang Wu Ming, but tomorrow, their blades will be aimed at your necks, all of you just wait and see!!” Zhang Wu Ming bellowed.
He had not finished speaking when Su Yun rushed forward again, single handedly wielding the Death Sword, he flew with a fast speed. The sword blade was releasing evil spirits that were frantically attacking Zhang Wu Ming.
The evil spirits were easy to deal with, but, the heavenly demon phantasm behind Su Yun, with its terrifying power, was something no human strength can defend against. It most probably had the strength of a fourth stage Spirit Star Realm cultivator!
Zhang Wu Ming was having more difficulty supporting himself, the chest of treasures he had were repeatedly sacrificed to contend against Su Yun.
His Qi was exceptionally deep and resounding, easily smashing any existence below the ninth stage Spirit Soul Realm, but the opponent’s Qi was much stronger than his, especially because it was Baleful Qi! It could almost squeeze his Qi channels into fragments.
“Wait a minute!!”
Zhang Wu Ming’s eyes suddenly grew bright, as though he felt something was amiss.
Seeing his exposed arms blood red, his tendons and muscles were overly exposed, his veins and arteries protruding out, as though they were full of energy.
“This is? This man’s fleshly body is not that strong, but how is his cultivation so terrifying? Could he be relying on some treasure to temporarily increase his cultivation?”
Thinking about that, Zhang Wu Ming’s heart decided on something, both of his hands flipped, with two flames brewing in his palms, and then he flipped his arms again.
“Die!” He bellowed under his breath.
The entire sky filled with white clouds suddenly transformed into a raging inferno, releasing a 300 metre long fire dragon. It had eight claws and six horns, it was sinister and terrifying.
The fire dragon descended, flying straight for Su Yun.
He truly is an expert in the second stage of the Spirit Star Realm, so how could he be weak? He could no longer procrastinate!
Su Yun’s expression became serious, controlling the heavenly demon behind him, it closed in on Zhang Wu Ming.
“Heavenly Demon Blood Sacrifice!”
Su Yun muttered, the heavenly demon phantasm behind him suddenly rushed out from its position, flying up into the sky, rapidly transforming into a gigantic circle array in the sky, pressuring downwards from there.
The vast might of the Heavenly Demon was released, the bone piercing demonic energy extended all over, enveloping the entire Ming Ying Sect. This power immediately attracted the attention of the countless strong cultivators who were preparing to leave!
“Such a terrifying energy! That person must be powerful! How did that bitch Hu Qian Mei actually got hold of such a big supporter? How could she become his dual cultivation companion?”
Liu Xin Dong’s heart was shaken, as he secretly mumbled to himself.
“Why is there such a powerful demonic energy? What happened at Ming Ying Sect?”
In the sky outside of the Ming Ying Mountain range, a few figures on their swords were nearby, but when the demonic energy resonated out, all of their faces changed, and they were rooted in their spot.
Then they all heard an even more vast and imposing tyrannical and fierce roar that exploded.
The blood sacrifice array created by the Heavenly Demon directly struck Zhang Wu Ming.
Zhang Wu Ming released a thunderous roar, using all of his energy, his hands carried a black and white Yin Yang energy, striking into the sky, attempting to reverse the energy.
However, as he was defending against the blood sacrifice array, Su Yun who was by the side transformed into a black flowing light and shot forward.
The imposing power that looked like it was able to swallow mountains and rivers, seemed to be invincible! At that time, in that very instant, Zhang Wu Ming was thoroughly out of moves!
The black flowing light devoured him, then quickly spat him out from behind, the man instantly appearing behind Zhang Wu Ming, while the place where Zhang Wu Ming’s heart was, unknowingly, had a pitch black sword stuck in it. The sword had pierced through, and in that instant, destroyed all the energy from his body.
The blood sacrifice array descended, striking Zhang Wu Ming, destroying his muscles and bones, his blood channels withered, he was at his last gasp.
The Death Sword started working, frantically absorbing the energy from his body.
A strange sound came out.
“Who are you exactly! Who are you!!”
Zhang Wu Ming had no more energy to resist, before he died, he used all his strength to hold onto Su Yun’s cloak, shouting out unhappily.
But, Su Yun did not say anything, his blood red eyes quietly watching him.
The Death Sword frantically absorbed the energy in his body, transforming it into spirit cultivation energy for Su Yun. The Death Sword only absorbed the Evil Spirit Force, which was good against Evil Realm people. The energy that it could not absorb would be transformed for Su Yun.
Zhang Wu Ming grabbed onto Su Yun’s sleeve weakly.
In that moment, the sky suddenly became dark, and in an instant, lightning flashed as thunder rolled, scaring all the animals in the vicinity, as waves of bone chilling cold winds blew through the entire Ming Ying Mountain.
A Spirit Star Realm expert died, just like that.
This event would become the largest matter that shook the entire Southern Continent in the next hundred years.
A matter so big that it would be passed down from generation to generation.
The people from Ming Ying Sect who had not escaped and were still around all stared at the scene, all of their expression had a shocked look written all over.
Ren Zhi Heng shouted loudly.
Zhang Wu Ming’s body dropped down from the sky and crashed into the ground, and made no more movements.
“Since you tried to plan to do such methods of sacrificing other people for your own benefits, then you must know that there will be people who will come to take your own life away!”
Su Yun then took the Death Sword from Zhang Wu Ming’s withering and gradually dying body, and put it back into its sheath.
How could the Ming Ying Sect’s experts who were fighting against Zhui Ming and Zhai Sha still have the thought to resist? In a short time, the Four Heavenly Kings were almost exhausted from the attacks of the two experts. Countless experts were injured or dead, they did not even have the chance to win. Ren Zhi Heng who was injured watched as Zhui Ming and Zhai Sha kill in a relaxed manner, and did not have any more ideas. Thus he shouted ‘withdraw’, then everyone instantly turned to run away.
No one stopped for a rest as they all scuttered away.
“Want to run?”
Zhui Ming and Zhai Sha was about to give chase.
“Let them go, don’t be excessive!”
Su Yun turned his body, looked at Liu Xin Dong who was also intending to escape: “Bring Liu Xin Dong over here!”
The two of them replied, and rushed to Liu Xin Dong.
Ming Ying Sect’s defeat was out of everyone’s anticipation, just the day before, they were with flourishing blossoms, but instantly became ruined and bleak, their people scattering in all directions from the fear.
This was a frequent scene in Sky Martial Continent, people abstained from provoking powerful cultivators, because a really powerful cultivator was able to destroy cities with a snap of their fingers, as easy as plucking flowers.
Liu Xin Dong could have thought of all possibilities, but would have never thought of the current situation. He controlled 10 black needles around his waist to clash into each other, producing the 18 spirits he had refined, rushing towards Zhui Ming and Zhai Sha who were rushing to him.
But, the spirits did not even get close to Zhui Ming and Zhai Sha, and were immediately destroyed by the Sword Qi released by the two men.
The spirits were all destroyed, causing Liu Xin Dong to scream, and spit out fresh blood.
Zhai Sha appeared beside Liu Xin Dong, one hand pressing down on his shoulder, then leaped up with him, back to Su Yun, throwing him onto the ground.
Liu Xin Dong struggled for a bit, before anxiously getting up, but he did not dare stand, and instead knelt down, knocking his head down furiously, kowtowing to Su Yun.
“Master! Master, Liu Xin Dong was blind, and have taken your true love by mistake, please forgive me! Pardon my dog life!”
Although Liu Xin Dong was a powerful cultivator that was about to step into the Spirit Star Realm, he was still unable to contend against three Spirit Star Realm experts. He didn’t even think about how to survive, he could only kneel and kowtow to beg for forgiveness.
“Don’t be like this, protector Liu!”
Su Yun knelt down, lifting his cloak up, exposing his pale white, yet demonic face: “You are an almighty being of the tenth stage Spirit Soul Realm, while I am merely a fifth stage Spirit Soul Realm cultivator, how can I accept your great courtesy?”
“Fifth stage Spirit Soul Realm?”
Liu Xin Dong was startled, then he raised his head, seeing Su Yun’s face, it took him awhile to recognize him.
“It’s you? Y-you’re Su Yun?”
Seeing the baleful and fearsome power subside from Su Yun’s body, the berserk power disappearing, after a short while, he became a normal human.
The transformation caused Liu Xin Dong to come to realization.
“So , you were relying on a treasure to obtain such power.”
“If not how do you think that in such a short time, I could step into the Spirit Star Realm?”
Su Yun said as he stood up.
There were no one else around. The Ming Ying Sect was completely scattered. No one would have thought that the wedding banquet would also be the day of Ming Ying Sect’s destruction.
Suddenly, Liu Xin Dong laughed a mournful laugh, he was completely helpless.
“I never thought that, because I merely wanted to use Hu Qian Mei to breakthrough, would result in such an ending? Is this karma?? Hahahaha!”
“Karma?” Su Yun hook his head: “This world does not have karma, you are the karma!”
He turned and said indifferently: “Kill him!”
Zhui Ming and Zhai Sha immediately made their moves, in a flash they split Liu Xin Dong into a few body parts.
Blood flowed all over the place.
The ruined scene of withered grass, broken trees, was the result of smashing the entire bustling place.
Hu Qian Mei who was by the side watched in shock at everything that happened, looking at the increasingly demonic, increasingly savage Su Yun, she was suddenly at a loss.
“Is he truly Su Yun?”
That face is truly Su Yun! She could barely recognize the person that she herself had forced into a corner before.
Liu Xin Dong’s fall was declared along with the destruction of the Ming Ying Sect.
Everything was over.
The entire place was void of people, leaving only corpses, and blood.
No one could had thought that, the flourishing, rich and powerful Ming Ying Sect, would be annihilated in one day.
No one understood how the Ming Ying Sect became like that in a day.
Every big sect and families thought that maybe from that day on, they were in danger. No one knew, whether or not the exceptionally strong cultivator would come to flip their world apart.
The truth was that cruel. Humans were like so, that was why they risked their lives to pursue the supreme path, that was why the various sects and families would want to train strong cultivators.
Because, the world was a world where the weak were prey for the strong, a cruel world.
Su Yun put on his hood, and turned to look at Hu Qian Mei.
Hu Qian Mei was still looking at him in a daze, and only after a while did she regain her senses.
“Now, we can leave.”
“To where?” Hu Qian Mei stammered with her powdered lips lightly.
“To wherever you want to go.”
“Oh? You came to save me, was it because you was afraid that I might affect your cultivation?”
“Heh, still so direct, but still I might have liked you a bit more. Maybe I will not get rid of the connection between us so easily! For those two Spirit Star Realm experts to call you Master, it seems that you will become a huge support for me!”
Hu Qian Mei laughed.
But in the next second, her lovely and delicate body was wrapped around in an embrace. Her face that had makeup on was suddenly right in front of Su Yun’s cold face.
Su Yun had hugged her, with his calm gaze at the small face, he said quietly: “The reason why I saved you, was one: I did not wish for you to affect my cultivation, and two: was because I wanted to repay for the the grace you had given me when you saved me. I, Su Yun, holds gratitudes and grudges well. If people treat me well, I will treat them well, but, I will not be used as a tool by others!”
“Then can I be your tool?” Hu Qian Mei laughed, then extended out her small cute tongue, licking Su Yun’s pale white face.
Su Yun was startled, but then he heard Hu Qian Mei laughed out loud.
He then placed the little girl down, and shook his head: “I will think of a way to get rid of the connection between us, after all we cannot have this as a restraint!”
He did not have any feelings for Hu Qian Mei, the unique physique had given him countless of benefits, but it was also a burden, and if he could get rid of it, it would be much better for him!
“Ha ha, now you are strong, and even resenting me for being a burden is ok, since you saved me this time! I do not blame you!”
Hu Qian Mei took a look around, suddenly having a twinkle in her eye.
“Su Yun, now that the matter have been resolved, is it time to do some proper business?”
“Proper business?” Su Yun did not understand.
He then watched as Hu Qian Mei raised her small hand and pointed to the sky.
“Don’t waste it!” She licked her lips with her tongue, laughing attractively.