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The Last Hope
Blood and corpses filled the ground, creating a grotesque, yet strange scene.
Wang Zhong Shan, Hong Yan, Luo Xiao Miao and the rest were huddled together, along with the seven bodyguards who were not dead yet, Wang Zhong Shan’s team only had 15 men left.
And for Bei Xuan Ming, none had fallen.
The ‘Female Warrior Goddess’ Chi Xiao Luan removed the light armor from her body, regaining her initial look, she opened her small mouth, taking out the red pearl out, placing it back into her storage ring, then stood by the side, looking at Wang Zhong Shan and his team with disdain.
“Aiya ya ya brother Wang, what’s wrong with you? Why is your face so ugly? Didn’t you ask me to help you? Look! Look at all the bodies of the bandits, none of them were spared, I already did what you asked, so what? Are you satisfied?”
Bei Xuan Ming waved his fan and spoke while laughing.
“Bei Xuan Ming, I know you want to deal with me, but whatever that you’re unhappy about, take it on me, they just want to take part in the Mountain River List selection, let them go, you can do whatever you want with me!”
Wang Zhong Shan growled.
“Brother Wang” The members of his team were all secretly wiping their tears.
“Hahaha, don’t worry, don’t worry brother Wang! We have a lot of debt to settle! We will slowly deal with them!”
Bei Xuan Ming laughed out loud, then looking at the people behind Wang Zhong Shan, he chuckled: “Xiao Luan, weren’t you angry just now? Are you better now? If you are not, you can go and resolve your anger now!!”
“Kek, of course I am still not quelled, who am I? To actually be humiliated by a group of trash! How can I leave it like that?”
Chi Xiao Luan snorted, squinting her eyes and looking at Wang Zhong Shan, then moving towards Hong Yan who was at the back.
“Just now the most fierce was you and Long Hai right? Heh, sadly Long Hai is already dead, so, that only leaves you! This young miss, had never met someone whom I have hated since young, wait until I tear your mouth off, let’s see how you speak about me!”
Chi Xiao Luan sneered, then moved towards Hong Yan.
“Y-you, what do you want to do?”
Hong Yan’s face became white, panic and fear in her eyes as she looked at Chi Xiao Luan.
“What? To show you the power of a ninth stage Spirit Core cultivator, aren’t you a Spirit Soul
Realm expert? Quickly come and fight me, hahahaha!”
The shrill laughing sound caused their hairs to stand.
Hong Yan was heavily injured, and unable to stay in a fight, so how could she fight Chi Xiao Luan?
The girl’s complacent attitude led Wang Zhong Shan to be extremely angry, and he bellowed: “You dare to touch Hong Yan, Don’t test me!!”
“Oh? You think I don’t dare?”
Chi Xiao Luan squinted her eyes and chuckled: “Then let me test you!”
With that said, Chi Xiao Luan instantly raised her hand and rushed towards Hong Yan, directly aiming towards her chest.
Wang Zhong Shan shouted anxiously, actually pulling his weak body up and rushing forward, his hand forming a fist and aiming towards Chi Xiao Luan.
Before he could even get close to Chi Xiao Luan, Shen Yu Jing rushed forward, with one leg, he kicked Wang Zhong Shan’s head.
Wang Zhong Shan tumbled and spun in the air for a few rounds before heavily landing on the ground, after which, he could not stand up any longer.
“Brother Wang!” Hong Yan cried out in pain, she then looked at Chi Xiao Luan, her eyes revealing a determined look without a care for her life, she clenched her teeth and screamed: “Bitch! I will fight with you!”
“Fight? Heh, with just you? Overestimating yourself!”
Chi Xiao Luan was basically fearless, Hong Yan was just a first stage Spirit Soul cultivator, and she was also injured, so how could she fight with Chi Xiao Luan?
Just one move, even if it was not enough to kill Hong Yan, it would severely injure her!!
Just as Chi Xiao Luan was closing in on Hong Yan, a powerful hand suddenly extended out from the side, and directly grabbed onto her wrist.
Chi Xiao Luan’s offense was halt in place.
“Eh?” Chi Xiao Luan was startled, she turned to look, only to see a man in black blademaster clothe and a mask standing beside her without her knowing.
“Stay your hand.” He said.
“Who are you?” Chi Xiao Luan asked angrily, she wanted to pull back her hand, but she could feel that the man’s hand was like a metal pincer, the strength used was terrifying, she could not budge at all.
“Oh? There is still one standing? Interesting! Yu Jing, make him kneel and talk!”
Bei Xuan Ming lightly waved his fan, grinning and saying.
“That kid? Humph, I was already annoyed by him, wearing a mask and acting mysterious!! Watch me!!”
Shen Yu Jing held onto his sledgehammer tightly, spitting out some saliva, he activated his True Divine Spirit Qi. Howling, he rushed towards Su Yun, the terrifying sledgehammer hammering down towards his head.
His move was meant to kill.
The sledgehammer dropped vigorously in an imposing manner.
Su Yun’s eyes congealed, without being courteous, he casually flung Chi Xiao Luan, in an instant he brought his hands close, taking out Engraved Dragon Blade, bursting out with ‘Sword of Flowers’, he pierced towards Shen Yu Jing.
In a breath, the dense sword intent had trapped Shen Yu Jing.
The sudden killing intent caused Shen Yu Jing to have a shiver down his back, his eyes opened up wide, and he anxiously turned to defend.
But in the next moment, Su Yun had already moved his intent, when the sword was blocked by Shen Yu Jing’s sledgehammer, Su Yun suddenly burst forth. With the Engraved Dragon Blade revolving around, he used his hands to grab onto the sledgehammer, and raised his feet and fiercely kicking Shen Yu Jing.
Shen Yu Jing’s abdomen was kicked, the explosive and powerful force shook his entire body, he was forced to retreat, and then fell down.
Before he had fallen to the ground, Engraved Dragon Blade which was flying in the air suddenly soared down in a curved trajectory, flying towards Shen Yu Jing’s back, the cold sword tip aiming towards his neck.
Seeing that, Bei Xuan Ming’s face changed.
“Yu Jing be careful!!”
Zhou Kai immediately rushed forward, wanting to stop the strange sword. But how could his speed be faster than the sword? He was unable to make it.
At least Shen Yu Jing was able to sense the silent strike behind him, he was unable to turn before the cold sword pierced into the skin and flesh of his neck like a needle.
“Ah! Grand Wu Spirit Might!’
Shen Yu Jing suddenly bellowed, his face becoming flushed red, as a faint white Qi soared from his body.
In that moment, Shen Yu Jing’s fleshly body kept growing.
Engraved Dragon Blade cut down on Shen Yu Jing’s neck, yet after cutting in, causing blood to spill, his head did not get sliced off.
Shen Yu jing got struck, and directly fell to the ground, instantly incapable of fighting.
A cold inhale sounded out.
“How is that possible?”
Bei Xuan Ming opened his eyes wide.
Su Yun extended his hand out to catch the flying Engraved Dragon Blade, inclining the sword downwards, he walked towards Shen Yu jing.
His killing intent soared, Shen Yu jing was covering his neck with his hands, his face palm white, staring at the man walking towards him.
“Y-you don’t come over… Don’t come over!” He screamed in panic.
Zhou Kai and the rest rushed forward, all of them striking towards Su Yun.
Storm Sword Technique!
Qi Trajectories filled the air, circling his body. He casually relaxed his palm, letting the Engraved Dragon Blade to fly again, quickly circling around him, it then flew out, as layers of sword images appeared, the exquisite yet strange sword intents were like mouths of terrifying beasts, swallowing the people.
A few lower cultivation members could not dodge, and the Qi trajectories instantly connected to their hearts, following that, the Engraved Dragon Blade would follow the trajectories and pierce through them, while Zhou Kai was more acute in senses, felt that something was wrong, and immediately moved his body, dodging the trajectory, then retaliated with his spear towards Su Yun.
However, Su Yun was even faster, he turned his body, dodging the long spear then extended his hand out using his finger to touch the spear tip.
The spear body trembled, Zhou Kai’s hands swayed and almost let go.
He anxiously used his True Divine Spirit Qi to stabilise the spear, and only after awhile could he hold on tightly.
“Such a powerful force!”
Zhou Kai was surprised.
In the next second, Su Yun extended his leg out and kicked his stomach, causing Zhou Kai to fly out, smashing onto a large boulder. Before he could activate his Qi, his eyes rolled and he fainted.
“That’s impossible! Who are you!”
Bei Xuan Ming shouted at the side, his eyes filled with fear and shock!
Zhou Kai was a third stage Spirit Soul cultivator, how much force of a kick would it require to cause a third stage Spirit Soul cultivator to faint?
But, even though they knew that Zhou Kai was a third stage Spirit Soul cultivator, they did not know that Su Yun was a sixth stage Spirit Soul cultivator, adding the True Divine Spirit Qi bestowed by the Monarch Occult Force, Su Yun’s strength could make everyone speechless.
They had taken such blows, how could they dare to fight their way through? They anxiously retreated backwards, maintaining a distance from Su Yun.
In a moment, the situation was reversed.
Wang Zhong Shan’s side were all dumbstruck, all of them looking at Su Yun with their mouths and eyes wide opened.
“Brother has such good cultivation! Powerful! Powerful!”
Bei Xuan Ming knew that Su Yun was not an ordinary person, after looking at his own men, he kept his face and clapped his hands and shouted.
“Let’s stop! Even if you and Wang Zhong Shan have any grievance, you should not be so ruthless!”
Su Yun said.
He was protecting Wang Zhong Shan, as only he could bring him to participate in the Mountain River List competition. Although the people in front of him were weak in cultivation, but they had the numbers, their strength was not weak, not exposing his Evil Spirit Essence and Limitless Sword Manual and his techniques, if Su Yun wanted to get rid of them, it would require some effort.
Unless if he had no choice, he did not wish to kill them.
“Wang Zhong Shan used to go against me all the time, and in Sky Dragon City, he is famous, all the locals had good feeling towards him, and many Spirit Cultivators supported him. I could not touch him, but once out of Sky Dragon City, that is different. If I do not kill Wang Zhong Shan now to ease the hatred in my heart, when should I do it? Furthermore, we will be lessening the number of competitors while participating in Mountain River Sect, that is beneficial to us, so why should we let them go?”
Bei Xuan Ming waved his fan, smiling and speaking.
“You! Despicable Bei Xuan Ming! Don’t tell me you were purposely waiting for me outside!” Wang Zhong Shan shouted weakly.
“Haha, of course, we had it all planned well, we originally wanted to walk further, waiting for you to relax your guard before taking action, but we didn’t expect for us to meet these stupid bandits, who actually helped us a bit. You were so busy fighting the bandits, your attention was not on us, and after exhausting your energy, it was the best time to attack! Heavens is helping me!”
Hong Yan shouted.
Bei Xuan Ming was not ashamed of his own actions, but instead laughed: “I Bei Xuan Ming dares to admit to what I dare to do, and today, Wang Zhong Shan has to die! Brother, I know that you chose to stand by Wang Zhong Shan’s side, most probably because he can bring you to participate in the Mountain River List Selection competition, hehe, but you must know, he is not the only one able to give you the qualifications to participate, for I, Bei Xuan Ming, can do it too! Why not you join our group, and we will head towards Qin Creek together, how does that sound? Wang Zhong Shan? They can all die, what do you care?”
With that, Wang Zhong Shan’s group looked nervously at Su Yun.
Without question, Su Yun was strong, which was evident when he casually defeated Zhou Kai and Shen Yu Jing and the rest.
He was their last hope, and maybe he could save them. But if he was moved by Bei Xuan Ming’s words, then, there was only one fate left for Wang Zhong Shan and his group.
The scene was extremely still and quiet, where Su Yun also stood there quietly.