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Matters Pertaining to Profound Sky Sect
The black object flew and formed a dark imagery, and with a very fast speed, it imbued itself into Su Yun’s mind.
The moment the imagery merged into his mind, a noise came out from inside.
“Eh? This Qi? He he he, did we change to another owner again?”
A languid male voice came out.
“A new owner? It isn’t the old man Su Li Xiong? Ha ha, I don’t even know how you look like, who are you?”
A female voice came out.
“What happened to Su Li Xiong? Is he dead? How did you obtain the shadow locket? Did you seize it? Stole it? Or did you cheat him out of it? Who are you? Quickly tell us, tell us!”
Many voices sounded out in his mind, causing him to become impatient.
Su Yun endured the impatience in his mind and spoke: “I am Su Yun!”
Almost at the same time, many exclamations came out.
“The Su Yun that Profound Sky Sect is trying to capture?”
“The traitor of the Su Family?”
“How did the Umbra Locket land in your hands? How? You killed Su Li Xiong?”
“I did not kill Su Li Xiong, he died in the hands of the Profound Sky Sect’s people. Before he died, he passed this locket to me. Everyone, since I have this with me now, then, I should be your new owner. Now, can all of you introduce yourselves, and tell me your information. Of course, if you are not willing to vow loyalty to me, you can ignore my words. My only request is that you do not use this to communicate with me any further.”
Su Yun explained his conditions clearly.
“Heh, your words are truly dogshit!”
“But I like your personality, and you are much stronger than that old Su Li Xiong. He always acted like a righteous man, but in truth he is not any good person.”
“Su Li Xiong died? We have received information that Profound Sky Sect truly wants to eradicate the Su Family, but never expected him to die so early.”
“Alright alright, stop talking nonsense” The languid male voice came out, then became slightly more serious: “We will give you an introduction. You have obtained the locket, so we will pledge our loyalty to you. Although we are impolite, and do not speak of rules, we are devoted and loyal to the owner of the locket. I am called Great Obscure, and am the captain of Phantom (Umbra) Unit.”
(TN: the reason for the two names, Phantom (Umbra), is because the previous introduction given by Su Li Xiong was Phantom unit, but Great Obscure introduced the name as Umbra, we will see how it goes.)
“I am Second Shadow, I greet my new Master!” The female voice previously that was somewhat cheeky sounded out.
“I am Third Obscure, hehe.” A straightforward male voice came out.
(TN: Their names are a play of the word Umbra, in chinese, 暗影, where the Obscure comes from the first word, and Shadow from the second. They just alternate to make things easy.)
They sounded out one after another, both male and female voices, they were cold and indifferent.
“Haha, Master, if you don’t mind, Fourth Shadow and Fifth Obscure’s personality is more reserved, and will not talk much, please forgive them hahaha!” Great Obscure laughed.
“….” Su Yun did not know what to say, and only regained himself after a moment. He took a deep breath: “All of you are already inside the Profound Sky Sect?”
“That’s right. We are an intelligence team groomed by the Patriarch himself, and have been in service to the Su Family for over a few decades. This time, we were tasked by Patriarch Su Li Xiong, to infiltrate the Profound Sky Sect and receive information for the Su Family.” Great Obscure kept his lazy talk and spoke seriously.
“I need all of you to gather up all the useful information, and I want to know what their next plans for the Su Family are!” Su Yun said.
“What Profound Sky Sect will do to the Su Family? Master, in truth, this is just but a little plan of the Profound Sky Sect’s lord!” Great Obscure said: “The Profound Sky Sect had already implemented over 30 courses of actions for Su Qing’er, but despite all that, all of them had failed. This made the lord extremely angry, and thus, he decided to punish the Su Family, and destroy all of them!”
“Just because of that?” Su Yun was secretly shocked.
“The current lord is not the same as the old lord, he can easily kill the elders who have serviced the Profound Sky Sect for many years just for small matters, and the current lord, is a lord that is completely fixated on his goals. In truth, that’s not all why he massacred the Su Family, he also hoped to lure you out, and take the chance to seize Miss Qing’er! But he had miscalculated, because you are not who you were in the past, a third stage Spirit Star Realm you, is not that easily caught!” Great Obscure laughed.
“I want to know, how many Spirit Star Realm cultivators are there in the Profound Sky Sect?” Su Yun squinted his eyes: “In just a short few days, I have already met with five! With such strength, they should be a top rate sect!”
“Profound Sky Sect’s scale is far larger than what you can ever imagine. Thus, it is reasonable for there to be so many Spirit Star Realm experts pledging their loyalty to them. Master, in truth, we were also shocked when we interacted with them, but don’t worry, there are not many Spirit Star Realm experts in the Profound Sky Sect, those who were sent to find you previously could be considered as their potential clan elders grade.”
“Potential clan elders? You mean, all of the clan elders in Profound Sky Sect have Spirit Star Realm cultivation?”
“How many elders do they have?”
“Since it is so, there are over 10 Spirit Star Realm cultivators in the Profound Sky Sect?”
Su Yun’s eyes shone.
Thinking back at the Meeting of Heroes, the Profound Sky Sect had only sent a Spirit Soul Realm cultivator to represent them, the Profound Sky Sect did not even see the Meeting of Heroes as something important, the competition was just to confuse people. If not, they could simply send a Spirit Star Realm cultivator, and sweep all the other powerhouses away, and even the Master of the Congregate of Treasures Sect would have to bow before them!
This Profound Sky Sect has truly hidden themselves well!
“The four that were chasing after Master, two had already died, and to Profound Sky Sect, it is an immensely great loss. The Lord will not let it go. I believe in a short while, the elders of the Profound Sky Sect will take action and directly assault Blossom Heart Valley. Master, If you are still at Blossom Heart Valley, leave quickly, and temporarily hide for a while.” Great Obscure said.
“I understand.” Su Yun replied.
Following that, Great Obscure told Su Yun about the fundamental information and news regarding the Profound Sky Sect.
With that, Su Yun had finally taken a step towards the Profound Sky Sect.
“What kind of person is the Lord? What’s his cultivation, do you know? What is his goal?”
“The Lord? I apologize, Master, although we have mingled in Profound Sky Sect, but we still do not have the qualifications to meet the lord. Therefore, there is scarce information regarding the Lord, we only know that this lord succeeded to the position 70 years ago. His cultivation, his background, none of us know about it, not even whether or not he is male or female. But I think his goal is simple, mostly to increase his own strength, countless of Spirit Star experts have done countless of utterly heartless matters, isn’t the reason for that to increase their strength?”
“Then do you know what the Profound Sky Sect’s plan is? The great array formation plan that uses the entire Sky Martial Continent as a foundation?” Su Yun asked again.
When he asked that, Great Obscure and Second Shadow were shocked.
“I never expected that although Master does not come from the Profound Sky Sect, you already know of this plan?” Second Shadow muttered.
Great Obscure was extremely shocked, and said: “Regarding the information on this, we have actually spent a great amount of time to gather them. It is said that the construction of this formation had already passed through a few generations of the Profound Sky Sect’s Lords, and this great array formation is connected to Miss Qing’er. This great array formation was formed according to the records handed down by the First Lord, and they had a few specialized experts to conduct the initial layout. In truth, there are many people in the Profound Sky Sect that did not participate in the process, and even more people that does not know of its existence!”
“You’re saying, if I break this large array formation, will Profound Sky Sect give up on chasing after Qing’er?”
“Most probably not. Firstly Master, ignoring how you will be able to accurately locate and find all the thousands of array formation points, even if you find them, it will be difficult to destroy them. Every single array formation points have experts guarding them, especially the higher grade array formation points. In addition, they also have special imprints, which the experts will be able to easily obtain support from, and if Master sneaks an attack on the array formation point, you will only cause the Profound Sky Sect to chase even harder.” Said Great Obscure.
It was truly a wild dream for one person to go and ruin an ultimate great array formation which had been passed down through generations, even if Su Yun was able to somehow luckily destroy a few dozens, the Profound Sky Sect only needed to ambush Su Yun at the next points, thus, Su Yun will be in even more danger.
Su Yun went into deep thought.
“What? Are you sure it’s true?”
Just then, Second Shadow exclaimed out softly, her voice filled with shock.
“What?” Su Yun frowned.
Great Obscure replied: “Master, Fifth Shadow had just reported the latest information, the Profound Sky Sect had sent out a team to head towards Blossom Heart Valley to capture you, and have mobilized a clan elder this time!”
“Clan elder?” Su Yun was secretly shocked.
If Jia Sha Zi was just a potential reserve clan elder, with that initial threshold, this clan elder definitely has a cultivation of at least a fourth stage Spirit Star Realm.
“But Master, you do not need to worry about this clan elder, who you should be more wary of, is one man who is travelling along with them!” Just then, Great Obscure added.
“A sect expert dispatched by the Profound Sky Sect, ‘Sly’!”
“Yes, Sly! He is one of the eighty-one sect experts of Profound Sky Sect. He is extremely cunning and sly, ruthless and vicious. No one knows his cultivation or how he looks like, and the most terrifying thing about him is not his strength, but his flawless ability of shapeshifting. It is said that he has a shapeshifting treasure on him that allows him to shapeshift, and no one can see through it. With that, he can transform into any person and no one can ever notice it. Furthermore, even Spirit Star Realm experts have difficulty seeing through his disguises! So, Master, you must be extremely careful, once he moves, you have to be wary of everyone around you!”
Great Obscure spoke earnestly.
Hearing that, Su Yun was extremely quiet for a long time.
“Master, what are you going to do now?” Noticing that Su Yun was quiet for a long time, Great Obscure could not help but ask.
“What is their approximate time to reach Blossom Heart Valley?” Just then, Su Yun asked in his mind.
“With their speed, they can reach Blossom Heart Valley in half an hour.”
“Half an hour…”
Su Yun scratched his chin and thought, just then, an idea swept through his mind, he immediately shouted to Kuang Yu Xie and Huang Dong Zhang: “Quick, follow me!”
With that, he released his sword and leaped into the sky, stepping onto the sword blade and flying into the horizon.
Kuang Yu Xie and Huang Dong Zhang looked at each other, completely unable to comprehend what Su Yun was trying to do. I look at you, you look at me, both of us covered in perspiration.