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The Elite Sect Rankings
“Great Negative Yang Immortal Cannon? What’s that?”
Su Yun was perspiring profusely while asking.
“It is said that it is a treasure with terrifying killing power, after activating it, it can absorb the surging spirit profound qi from the surroundings in 10 breaths of time, converging it into one of its interior part, and in 10 breaths of time, it can launch an attack, it is said that the treasure is able to go through the defense of a Spirit Master Cultivator!! Master, if you want to face off against the Lord of the Profound Sky Sect in the future, you definitely need this treasure!!!!” Great Obscure said.
“Spirit Master Cultivator??”
Su Yun could not think clearly, his heart was suddenly beating really quickly! He only regained his senses after a long while and asked: “Where is this treasure currently?”
“Demonic Skeletal Death Cave!”
“Demonic Skeletal Death Cave? Where’s that?”
“A Demon Spiritual Cave that Profound Sky Sect have recently found!” Great Obscure paused for a while, then continued: “Inside the cave, there are many skeletons of the dead, it was said that 1300 years ago, Paleo Mind Nation waged a war with Proud Moon Nation, and both sides put in 300 thousand worth of fighting strength, and slaughtered each other in the plains, all of the soldiers were cultivators, and because Paleo Mind Nation had a high grade general leading the battle that turncoat at the last moment, it resulted in the assassination of the Marshal of Paleo Mind Nation, and his head was beheaded on the day of the decisive battle. The general of Proud Moon Nation raised the Marshal’s head up high, and shouted for everyone to stop fighting, causing the morale of Paleo Mind Nation’s soldiers to drop, the soldiers were defeated, and the hundreds of thousand of soldiers were kept as Prisoners of wars, but, Proud Moon Nation did not fulfil their promise that they made for surrendering. Instead of killing the soldiers of Paleo Mind Nation, they buried the army alive, and the corpses were laid inside the Demonic Skeletal Death Cave for many years, until one day, a Skeleton King Demon came out from nowhere, and used its mystical techniques to revive the army, thus producing the Demonic Skeletal Death Cave of today. It is said that the Great Negative Yang Immortal Cannon is an immortal object carried by immortals, its grade is at least of the Star Level or maybe even higher, this subordinate does not know how the Skeleton King Demon obtained the treasure, but without a doubt, it is a treasure that everyone will seek after!”
“What does that treasure have to do with Profound Sky Sect?” Su Yun asked.
“Profound Sky Sect have sent a force consisting of over 3000 disciples a few months ago, under the command of an elite sect to the Demonic Skeletal Death Cave. They have started a war, and recently the cave have been conquered, and the elite sect in command have a treasure bestowed by the Lord, and is on his way towards the Skeleton King Demon for the last battle, I reckon in a few days time, the Skeleton King Demon will be defeated. At that time, the Great Negative Yang Immortal Cannon must be presented to the Lord, and thus Profound Sky Sect will send a small force to the cave to retrieve the cannon, this subordinate have already received the map and route, Master can wait en route and intercept it!”
“Oh?” Su Yun was was roused, and said: “That means, PRofound SKy Sect really wants to obtain that treasure? But come to think of it, why can’t the Skeleton King Demon win Profound Sky Sect’s elite sect with that treasure?”
“The Skeleton King Demon was caught in the trap of Profound Sky sect, in truth, before all of this, Profound Sky Sect had already sent two elite sects to attack the Skeleton King Demon, and forced it to use the Great Negative Yang Immortal Cannon once, the Immortal Canon can only be used once every five days, that means in the five days, the Skeleton King Demon cannot use the cannon anymore, so Profound Sky Sect is taking that opportunity to kill their way in, and not giving the Skeleton King Demon any chance.”
“So that’s why, then, do you know who will Profound Sky Sect send to retrieve the Great Negative Yang Immortal Cannon?”
“A total of four elite sects, ten elite disciples. The four elite sects are as follows: rank 30 Jie Xue, rank 43 Guan Zi Hu, rank 45 Xu Yu Lang, oh, and that’s right, because of Sly’s shapeshifting ability, he was also chosen to be part of the retrieval team.”
“Oh? Sly is going too?” Su Yun was surprised, he never expected that it would be his turn to act.
“Yes, Sly can disguise really well, if there are anyone intercepting the treasure, Sly could easily bring the treasure back to Profound Sky Sect. Master, If you want to take the treasure, you must be careful of Sly, he is extremely crafty!!”
Su Yun laughed, he suddenly thought about something, and asked: “Oh right, Great Obscure, do you know what rank is Sly in the elite sects?”
“Sly’s strength is not very high, and thus he is rather behind, ranked 73.”
“Master, you must be cautious of the people around you.”
“Alright, we’ll leave it as that, if there’s anything else, I’ll contact you again!”
Su Yun finished his conversation and cut the communication of the Shadow Locket.
In a training room of Profound Sky Sect.
Great Obscure placed the locket in his hand down, and then placed it back onto his neck. He took a deep breath and looked in front of him.
Seated in front of him were Third Obscure and Fourth Shadow.
Third Obscure had a prominent look, he had a big head and average appearance, but his sturdy and huge build made it a point that people would remember him.
Fourth Shadow was a beautiful lady, she seemed to be around the age of 27 and 28, with light makeup on her face and black eyeliner, she was dressed in black type robes, with a ponytail tied, she looked extremely capable and experienced, and somewhat charming.
“What’s wrong? Why do the two of you look unhappy?” Great Obscure caught the unhappiness on their faces and asked.
“Big brother, it is not that we are unhappy, just that we do not understand.” Third Obscure said dryly.
Great Obscure raised an eyebrow: “Don’t understand? What do you not understand?”
“We do not understand why big brother still wants to help Su Yun! The Su Family Patriarch is dead, and the entire Su Family are on the run. The Jue Lian Region’s Su Family does not exist anymore. We can say that our debt have been repaid, and maybe we do not need to live for the owner of the shadow locket anymore. We can leave Profound Sky Sect and live the lives we want to live.”
Fourth Shadow look at Great Obscure and said with an earnest expression.
Great Obscure was quiet for a long while, he turned his head and looked at Third Obscure: “Do you think so too? Third Obscure.”
Third Obscure hesitated for a moment, then nodded his head.
Great Obscure heaved a sigh of relief, there were no anger or hatred on his face, but there were no smiles. He nodded his head calmly, then extended his hands out to the two of them: “Hand over the locket used for communication to me.”
“Give them to me.” Great Obscure insisted.
Third Obscure and Fourth Shadow looked at each other, in the end they could not hold back anymore, they took down their lockets and placed them in Great Obscure’s hand.
“Alright, the two of you can leave. Leave the Profound Sky Sect and live the lives you want to live.”
Great Obscure kept the lockets into his storage and said quietly. He then turned around and continued to read the reports he had compiled.
The two of them stood there blankly, completely not understanding Great Obscure’s meaning.
“Big brother, y-you’re not leaving?” Third Obscure swallowed his saliva and asked.
“I’m not.” Great Obscure revealed a weak smile: “My entire family was saved by the Su Family, and I have obtained their grace. Without them, I would had died long ago. Although Su Yun was a traitor of the Su Family, but he is currently the true successor of the locket. Su Li Xiong did truly say such a thing, so, I will continue to be loyal to the Su Family and help Su Yun. Of course, this is my own decision, if all of you wants to live your own life, I will not stop you! Go quickly! Don’t hesitate.”
When he said that, the two did not leave, but instead knelt onto the ground, and displayed self reproach expressions.
“Big brother, if you do not go, how can we go?”
Third Obscure said bitterly.
“Since Big brother said it like that, we will continue helping Su Yun!” Fourth Shadow lowered her head and cupped her fist, she clenched her teeth and said: “But big brother, are we going to live our whole lives for the sake of the Su Family? Will we forever be the Su Family’s puppets? We respect you greatly, but we do not wish for that! We are also humans, big brother, when can we ever have our freedom…”
Great Obscure looked at the two of them calmly. After a long time, he stood up and walked over to them, supporting them up.
“There will be an end to this.”
“When will that be?”
“When Su Yun return us the locket.”
Great Obscure said lightly.
Fourth Shadow was startled, and asked: “Will there truly be that day?”
Under the blue bright sky, countless of islands floated in the air, all the island were filled with jade palaces, glorious gold and jade structures and dazzling white light filled the air.
In front of Sly’s training jade platform.
Su Yun who was dressed in black and wearing a mask held onto a golden slip of paper, and read the contents.
It was an order sent by a disciple from the Clan Elder’s palace, and it was regarding the mission for retrieving the Great Negative Yang Immortal Cannon.
“It truly came!”
Su Yun read the contents of the order carefully, a glint shining in his eyes.
~I’m actually sent to participate in the mission, this makes obtaining the Great Negative Yang Immortal Cannon much simpler, it would be better if they would hand over the Great Negative Yang Immortal Cannon to ‘Sly’ for safekeeping, with that I won’t even need to do anything to get it.~
Su Yun thought, when a plan appeared inside his mind, after pondering about it over and over again, he no longer hesitated. He kept the golden paper into his storage ring and leaped up, flying out of the jade platform with profound spirit qi and going downwards.
The ground beneath the jade platforms have a 27m tall statue, which was covered with enchantments all over. It was said that the statue itself was a mystical object, and that ordinary disciples could not approach it, but the elite disciples or the elite sects could enter.
In Profound Sky Sect, the class system was extremely strict and rigid, no one could overstep the system, if not they would be trialed as cheating and would have their families extinguished, as it was viewed as a betrayal, there were no banishment, a merciless place that instantly killed those who did not follow the rules. So in Profound Sky Sect, many disciples dare not act recklessly.
When he approached the 27 m statue, he could hear laughter.
“Master Sly, you’re too slow! Hahaha, sadly there isn’t any wine here, if not I would have punished you with a few drinks!!”
The one who spoke was a big sturdy man with a huge and broad back, dressed in a brown robes with decorative lines, his muscles were bulging out, with sideburns grown out despite his short hair, and a pigtail dropping down at his back, he had an extremely queer sense of fashion.
“Master Guan, wherever you go, you always want to drink! After we leave the sect later, let us gather along the way and see if we can find any good wine, and we shall drink before retrieving the treasure, isn’t that better?” A young man dressed in a red gown and a dark red eye patch over his right eye laughed and said.
“Master Jie Xue is right, he is right, hahahahaha” Guan Zi Hu laughed, while the big sturdy man sighed.
Another man with a unibrow did not speak at all, he stood there leaning against the statue with his hands crossed around his chest, and watched Su Yun who walked over.
The 10 disciples standing by the side were in a neat row, no one dared to move, or much less speak, and waited for the elite sects to dispatch them like statues.
“Alright, everyone, Master Sly is here, everyone has gathered, let us be on our way!”
Jie Xue and Guan ZI Hu spoke a few words and then walked over and gestured for everyone to move.
A group of people followed behind Jie Xue, and slowly headed out of Profound Sky Sect.