reason demonic cultivators were referred to as such.
The blue saber
wave inched ever closer to Li Suyi. It left a storm in its wake and shattered
all in its path.
Li Suyi opened
his mouth and the blue Taotie flew out to meet it.
severing of a heart demon, the Taotie grew ever stronger.
It spread the
mouth in its stomach and pulled everything in its maw. Blueish saber waves
vanished, swallowed as they passed through its fangs.
back in Li Suyi and the later, belched.
He pulled his
sabers and charged among the flock of Earth Immortals. Since he was taken as an
enemy, no one was to be spared.
Taotie swept the crowd getting its fill on Earth Immortals. It roamed among
them, and each swallow cut short an Earth Immortal's life. When it was back in
Li Suyi, it filled him with endless power. Demonic energy billowed until not
even the sun was visible. It not only darkened the sky but spread for ten li.
Li Suyi's eyes
reddened as they swiveled to Leng Xue. The fight had just begun.
Immortals flew away in doves, not daring to watch any longer. They were now
reawakened to the horrors of demonic cultivators.
demonic cultivator, so how can we keep watching? To die?
Leng Xue said,
"You're a perfect example of a demonic cultivator. You devoured so many
yet there's not even a trace of guilty in that so-called heart of yours?"
Li Suyi was
looking at him like an idiot as if to say, If I hadn't wouldn't they
have killed me first? Their glints alone were filled with cold killing intent!
Li Suyi flew
from among the rumbling demonic energy and hacked with his blades.
fast to Heavenly Court, and Ninth gathered the geniuses before Sky-crossing
Bridge again. He began, "A demonic cultivator appeared, matching Leng Xue
blow by blow."
smiled, "The times are filled with unrest it seems. We not only have an
aberrant but a demonic cultivator too."
Crown Prince said, "This only confirms it. It's the offender's plan. He
wants to draw us out!"
Prince's voice came out of the carriage, "There's no need to debate. Crownless
Assembly's Sword Paragon is on his way there."
cooled. For him to also join, this was going to be interesting.
On Ling Xian's
side, he knew by now Li Suyi was here. If nothing else, the demonic energy
covering the sky was a dead giveaway. And by the looks of it, Li Suyi became
demonic, again. Who could he be facing to force him to go to such lengths?
fighting has reached a point of no return.
Heart swept by
thousands of thoughts, Ling Xian punched and ten Earth Immortals coughed blood
as they were blown away.
the dread around him, corpses strewn everywhere, and laughed, "This is
enough, I see it now. If after killing so many Earth Immortals I was still
thick-headed, I wouldn't have been worthy of being Master's disciple."
His Dao Palace
sucked spiritual energy with an even greater speed. His cultivation was
power was compressed inside of it and an Immortal's Pressure spread from him.
A thousand li
wide tribulation cloud floated in the distance. Lighting snaked its way right
smack into Ling Xian, yet it did nothing to him.
shall become Earth Immortal. Too bad Master isn't around to watch me do
Leng Xue saw
the clouds and knew.
He flew at the
cloud in hope of killing Ling Xian as he underwent the tribulation.
As for fearing
the tribulation's ire, he didn't stint from passing the Heavenly Tribulation a
flashed before him. His meaning simple, You're not going anywhere while
It was then
when a blazing greatsword flew right at Li Suyi.
His slash sent
it away. A bare-chested man, covered in tattoos caught the sword in a leap,
"Crownless Assembly's Sword Paragon, Xu San'er.(1) Well met!
soul doesn't seem to be worth two or three either."
staggered ten feet back. Looking at the bitter fight he was about to face
against these two, Second senior brother, better hurry it up with your
tribulation, or you'll be drinking alone.
Leng Xue and
Xu San'er got him in a pincer. He flipped the sabers in his hands and went
saber against sword. After ten exchanges, blood leaked from between his fingers
and onto his heavy sabers.
Ling Xian was
undergoing his tribulation yet saw Li Suyi hard-pressed, "Those that harm
third junior brother shall die! Heavenly Tribulation, see how I crush you in
began performing a battle art. His hands were opened in a palm, sometimes
formed a fist and other times only a finger remained. The tide of spiritual
energy in his palm formed into weapons. When the palm flew, thousands upon
thousands of weapons whistled at the sky and bombed the Heavenly Tribulation!
Immortals stage was unlike Flood Dragons and Qiongqi. During battle, it held
the intent of endless weapons born for slaughter!
This was the
He waved his
hands and an endless stream of immortal power formed thousands of weapons, all
targeting the tribulation cloud until it was nothing more than a rag.
never stopped. The weapons not only were they endless but also filled with the
intent to kill.
punches, the Heavenly Tribulation vanished and the immortal power in it entered
Ling Xian's body.
blocked with his right and deflected with his left. He was forced into being
defensive, yet it still didn't stop his body from pilling up wounds.
These two were
Li Suyi heard
a familiar voice behind, "You dare gang up on third junior brother?"
turned to Ling Xian, "What can a mere early Earth Immortal do in a battle
laughed and stepped. The first one, shot him in the mid-Earth Immortal realm,
the next lit up his Fate Star, and the last put him at peak Earth Immortal
becoming peak Earth Immortal so hard? Three steps are enough, it seems."
watched Li Suyi then walked up to Xu San'er as he laughed, "Third junior
brother, let us unleash carnage on these two fools!"
smiled, "Second senior brother, you're finally an Earth Immortal."
Leng Xue and
Xu San'er looked at the pair, The battle will be hard.
widened his stance and arched his blade, ready for anything Li Suyi might throw
at him. Xu San'er also stretched out his sword. This pair before them were not
your ordinary opponents.
lit. gentle two or three.
Yet Li Suyi
tossed out two snow-white lightning ferrets, and each of them rode one out of
After all was
said, there was no done.
one, then another showed up. They blocked two, then a third ought to come.
Staying here would be a death sentence.
disciples weren't stupid and ran like the wind.
broke through, so what was the point of fighting?
Even the wind
Xu San'er and
Leng Xue stood slack-jawed at their retreat. Come on! You got from
early to peak Earth Immortal like it was nothing yet you ran away?
was it all for then?
clenched his teeth, "Scum!"
agreed, "Bandits the lot of 'em!"
situation isn't in our favor. How come so many geniuses are popping out of
not. The boss is here."
The boss left seclusion? The show's about to start. After we deal with that
damn offender, the princess and princes group will be dealt with ease."
course, he has a reason for coming out. If not, won't it mean he left for
give him a rundown first. If he'll go on another battle frenzy, he'll lose all
shivered, "With boss in seclusion for so long, he oughtn't fly off the
handle to that fast, no?"
At the foot of
Yan Mountain branch, Li Suyi and Ling Xian had their arms over each other's
shoulders, "We're going to celebrate my breakthrough and won't stop 'til
Li Suyi said
subdued, "I think it's best if you see head senior sister first. The
consequence might be too much to bear otherwise."
Ling Xian shivered,
"You make perfect sense. I have no way to refute."
was comprehending the sword as she sat before Ember when Li Suyi bowed,
"Head senior sister, I brought second senior brother, alive!"
even look back, "En, good work."
pulled Li Suyi's sleeve wanting to leave this damnable place, yet heard her
terse voice, "Second junior brother, you became Earth Immortal and grown
wings, have you?"
bowed on the spot, "Head senior sister, I'd never dare."
scared? This is a momentous occasion. Since you advanced, I won't blame you. We
need to celebrate, so stay a while and partake in some noodles."
Li Suyi and
Ling Xian's faces went from pale to ashen!
They lost all
propriety and bolted.
Of all Yan
Mountain, only Master dared to eat head senior sister's noodles. Their thought
went along that if Master didn't, it would break poor head senior sister's
heart so he bit down and ate in tears.
If they ate,
their lives were at stake!
drip by drip as Chen Ming cultivated for three years in the Path of Decay.
He had a
sudden feeling he could leave all the four Domains, fiends, and Crownless
Assembly's geniuses as nothing but corpses.
meant a waste of time.
The world stayed
the same as a new generation of talent appeared. Who knows if the next
one was more outrageous.
raised a child in earnest as he cultivated the Hegemonic Immortal Sword on the
Path of Decay.
On this day,
he tried testing the fused art against the puppet. Chen Ming felt this was his
most perfect sword, yet the rate on the wall showed it was just passable, 60%.
Hegemonic Immortal Sword is more than meets the eye.
examining it from all angles as he took Luo Muye out of the Land of Eternal
Rest. The child pointed at the Sacred Mountain, "Who are those
chuckled, "They all want to kill us."
nodded tersely, "One or two might be the exceptions."
hardly makes a difference. Might as well say everyone..."
looked closer, "Uncle, I want to learn to cultivate."
to learn everything. Just yesterday you wanted to learn chess..."
I'm serious this time."
don't learn, I'll die. They'll kill me."
an excellent point, even I find it hard to deny."
blinked his small eager eyes. He pulled Chen Ming's sleeve, "Uncle, teach
cursed, "They why am I still an uncle?"
figured it out and kneeled, "Master, please accept disciple's bow!"
you shall be my sixth disciple. Once Master deals with the Sacred Mountain, I
will take you to your seniors."
nodded, "I have five seniors!"
see them shortly."
Yet Luo Muye
was feeling down, "But Master, I want to learn the spear."
Chen Ming knew
Luo Muye's thoughts. He wore a saber and practiced sword arts in the Path of
Decay, "No need to fret. Your Master knows everything. Of the three
thousand Daos I have certain mastery in each one of them. Just a casual move
from me will take you to unseen heights!"
breakthrough came just then, 'I've been cultivating for too long and
almost forgot about that run of the litter. Wonder if his luck rubbed off on me
again. Moreover, four disciples got me one ticket, while little fifth got me
four. That makes it eight. Better store it and not be an African(1). The
best time to draw is with ten!
As for Luo
Muye's cultivation, he'd first find a fitting hardship cultivator method and it
would be fine. He'd have no trouble shifting to another once in the
him a short spear and some insights on the cultivation method, Chen Ming
resumed his own training on Hegemonic Immortal Sword.
He could now
use the first strike of the new art on occasions, yet unable to control it.
was the reason behind the Path of Decay's evaluation.
was a slow trek and Chen Ming had finally made his first step in cultivating in
He had no clue
how he should be feeling about this. In truth, in his mind, it wasn't that
dull, but quite fun.
that had mostly to do with the fact he liked to slack off and he'd been doing
it for oh so long. Shacking it up once in a while makes it interesting.
Africans are black, and being black/dark-faced
is considered bad luck to Chinese. An internet saying about this makes
Europeans have better luck(white) while the Africans have it worse. Funny fact,
tribal African chiefs had the worse luck while Europeans
emperors/kings/presidents had the best. Think of how those guys washed their
hands and face to get lucky with pill bottles and spoke of black faces.
Please find it in your hearts to forgive this delay, I had problems at home.
talks about me liking cultivation, don't be stupid, I never did it in the first
Chen Ming was
pondering his most pressing matter. He trained his Hegemonic Immortal Sword and
got a passing score and yet it could get even stronger. I have to fuse
them flawlessly, to become one.
talks, it was easier said than done.
He got it
now, I need to train two swords into becoming one. This is the
Hegemonic Immortal Sword.
them this far and now he just had to make the fusion harmonious.
If not for
having prior knowledge of this working, he'd never believed it possible even beaten
cultivation's sword arts were used with a firm grip on the sword, as opposed to
spiritual cultivation's sword art, where a flying sword was the norm. The
difficulty in fusing them was high.
trod this path, and not just one, it validated his course of actions as being
The Path of
Decay's best use was precisely this. My line of thought is valid.
If not, the
Path of Decay would've flunked me.
away, and Chen Ming was more earnest in fusing the swords. He began to ponder
deeper notions. He was an adept of using spiritual power for Sky Splitting
Sword, but that couldn't be said the same for using vitality to fuel the
Matchless in Eight Feet.
I have to
merge spiritual power and vitality.
The good news
was, he had plenty of Dao Palaces.
strewn everywhere inside him so, in this aspect, he wasn't lacking.
Chen Ming was
now trying to convince his heart this wasn't two but a single sword.
Time passed as
he continued his cultivation session.
But the Galaxy
had never before been so restless.
Nr. 0 stood in
his personal hall as Inevitables showed one at a time, his retainers, his first
group of Inevitables since he became Relentless.
looked them over through the one eye opened mask. The purpose of the mask was
to show the world nothing could escape his sight, that he always had an eye on
Nr. 0 said,
"First order of business, I don't want any Nr. 5 Faceless to appear among
you. Got it?"
clasped their hands, "We obey!"
"Second, Sacred Mountain. In this day and age, someone wants to wrestle
Heavenly Dao's power. If it wasn't for my high cultivation, I would've given it
"Sire Relentless, our men are out there! The four Paragons and their
leader are moving as we speak!"
Nr. 0 said,
"You don't seem to understand the gravity of the Wordless Upheaval.
There's no point in it if the offender doesn't try to break the limit. That
punk, Wu Fu, is good, but not enough."
"Is there an Earth Immortal in this world who can best Wu Fu?"
chuckled, "But of course. I am that place's exiled disciple. You tell me
if there aren't."
With such outstanding renown, not even the four Domains move against Nr. 0.
Yet the fact
he was an exiled was shocking.
continued, "On a far and distant star, a temple lies, the Heavenly Dao
Sanctuary. I need someone to send it a message."
"Sire Relentless, we do not fear death. We are just unsure if we can enter
such a place."
Of course, you can't. I only want you to send my message. I recall junior
brother's cultivation should prove a decent match for the offender. Go."
Heavenly Dao Sanctuary stood an Inevitable with his mask of rage on his face.
He never imagined this place, this weak and small star, being empty of
cultivators to the point not even the Sacred Mountain showed up.
Sanctuary was outside a remote and isolated fishing village. He didn't dare
step inside, always waiting at its edge. The sun rose, basking the land in its
A Daoist youth
came out to sweep the place.
couldn't even gauge his cultivation, he was nothing more than a mortal in his
"The Wordless Upheaval has begun."
The youth kept
to his work as if he didn't even hear him. He repeated, "The Wordless
Upheaval has begun."
Daoist just looked in passing and the man broke out in sweat. Yet the youth's
gaze was warm as the spring breeze.
wanted to flee, not wishing to stay a second longer. Relentless
couldn't have played me.
said, "Did head senior brother sent you?"
lost for words. He didn't know Nr. 0's rank here and left dejected.
Daoist looked around yet kept to his work until no leaves remained about.
into the fishing village. Children laughing and playing rang about but the
sight of him made them take the air of scholars as they bowed, "Teacher Zi
Zi Yu smiled
with a nod, "Behave alright. Today we will learn a Confucius saying, it is
always a pleasure to greet a friend from afar."
Zi Yu stood
before a sand tray as he wrote on it. The courtyard entered a period of study.
later, Zi Yu watched the inattentive children. Such behavior was normal for
them. Teaching them any longer would be pointless.
Zi Yu walked
next to the courtyard where a widow lived, Xing Hua. Zi Yu knocked on her door.
with longing at the door before opening it, "Teacher Zi Yu!"
contained joy as well as shyness.
Zi Yu smiled,
"I thought you're running low on water and since I was free, I came to
Xing Hua denied
in a rush, "No need, no need. Teacher Zi Yu helped me so much already, rumors
will spread like this."
Zi Yu smiled,
"I am a Daoist."
Xing Hua said,
"A young widow and a young Daoist together will lead to bad rumors. It
won't matter for me, as my fate has run its course. On my wedding night, my
husband was killed. But it will harm Teacher Zi Yu."
Zi Yu didn't
speak, carrying the bucket to the well.
later, Zi Yu filled the water jar, as he himself was dripping water from his
Xing Hua came
to him and was gentle in wiping the sweat.
Zi Yu didn't
find it improper as he waited for her to finish, "The hour is late. Little
Daoist shall take his leave."
Xing Hua said,
"You carried all that water, take a drink before you go."
Zi Yu left
nonetheless, "I need to leave. Master won't like it if I return
Zi Yu was on his
road to the temple. His first thought wasn't to report the Wordless Upheaval to
his Master, it just wasn't important. Not as important as teaching children and
carrying water at least.
Once back, he
prepared the Master's meal and called him.
The Master was
quiet and wizen old Daoist.
The old Daoist
and Zi Yu ate together when the later said, "Master, a masked man came
today to say the Wordless Upheaval has begun."
Old Daoist considered,
"Did you carry water for widow Xing Hua?"
is now clear your heart is at peace. You should know why we are cut off from
this will lead us closer to the Dao. Head senior brother just couldn't bear the
loneliness so he returned to the Galaxy."
dishes aren't to my liking. Remember to bring a fish tomorrow. "
The day passed
like always and Zi Yu brought a fish when he returned the second day, bringing
much joy to his Master.
mentioned the Wordless Upheaval.
later, the master and disciple sat in the temple, "Tomorrow, you shall go
see the offender."
Zi Yu said,
"Is there anything worth seeing?"
have to see him sooner or later. Some yearn for Heavenly Dao's power while we,
shall be thorough."
Daoist bowed towards the Heaven,
"Heavenly Dao never dies, the Dao is everlasting."
Zi Yu followed
his example as he repeated the words.
The youth left
the mountain while the old Daoist closed the gates.
A month later,
Yan Mountain branch.
was comprehending the sword in front of Ember when a clamor came from bellow,
"Silver Wing, come."
landed and asked, "Head Sect Leader, what are your orders?"
happening down there, why all the ruckus?"
Daoist, a mortal, wants us to take him on the Sacred Mountain."
knitted her eyebrows, when an idea came to her, "Bring him over."
voice came behind her a moment later, "Little Daoist Zi Yu greets Yan
Mountain's Head Sect Leader."
only saw a mortal Daoist.
curious, "Why is a mortal venturing for Sacred Mountain? There are many
immortals there, very dangerous."
there who can grasp the wind's course. And with the Wordless Upheaval upon us,
it'll be even harder. Clues are there in regards to it and I wish to see them."
ask you something."
Sect Leader shouldn't as a mortal such as I. I do not understand the
cultivation world. You shouldn't ask an outsider when Yan Mountain is filled
with Head Sect Leader's people, your kin. They have the best answers."
"I do not
want the best answer. Because you're a stranger, looking in from outside, you
see it clearer. Even more so since you're a mortal."
please ask, Head Sect Leader."
is in grave danger and I wish to go to him and help, yet he told me not to
leave the mountain. What should I do?"
Sect Leader asked such question, you must have an answer by now, or you would
never have asked.
Sect Leader, follow the answer in your heart."
nodded with joy, "I see. If Master dies this time, the order is invalid.
I'm not even leaving the mountain and instead, going higher, climbing the
Head Sect Leader grasped the answer of her heart, little Daoist shall take his
you want to go, let me warn you. The Sacred Mountain is fraught with
going to understand the situation. Life and death are foreordained by Heaven.
If I die, young Daoist is following Heaven's Will. If Heaven allows it, my life
watched him with confusion, "I just can't understand a mortal's thinking,
and you are a strange one even among them.
you've helped, freeing me of the weight of disobeying Master in my heart, I
will take you. But, in matters of life and death, I do not dare make promises.
This is your decision and is not related to me."
Zi Yu was
happy as he bowed, "Thank you, Head Sect Leader."
do, Head Sect Leader."
entered her courtyard and wore a bamboo hat and a thick black cloak. Certain
Chen Ming wouldn't notice her, she waved for Ember to enter a sword box and
strap it to her back.
"Let's go. One step is enough to get us there."
grabbed his shoulder and leaped. With her immense power at work, one jump brought
them on the Sacred Mountain, "We can't use immortal beasts. Come, we're
Path of Decay.
gripped Nine Year Cicada in one hand and closed his eyes. Luo Muye stood
outside the stone room with a short spear on his back and munched on mutton.
He'd been at
this for nine days. Luo Muye had no choice but to eat his Master's meal.
It was then
when Chen Ming's eyes shot open, Nine Year Cicada trailed the air, and slammed
into the wooden puppet. He sheathed the blade as the pupped leaned on one side,
cut in two.
On the wall, a
new score was written, complete.
didn't even need to launch the second strike. He knew he succeeded. It was an
odd feeling, something that gripped him the moment the blade left the scabbard.
This was a
first for him, as all other magical arts he learned before were through direct
feeling is quite peachy. I can get addicted to this.
of hard work, the result presented itself. His efforts weren't in vain.
He knew now
that his perception wasn't lacking. A long time ago it was close to nothing,
but after cultivating 3,000 Daos he felt it reach higher than ever. There was
another reason, the fact he had increased affinity towards the Daos and also
looking at things from a new perspective compared to others. 3,000 Daos laid
withing his being and his eyes could pierce deeper into the intricacies around
Added to that
Heart Enlightenment Fruit's effect, this six-year undertaking had achieved
fruition in the shape of a complete Hegemonic Immortal Sword.
power was now at his true peak. There was nothing left to improve.
Time to pass
death, soon all shall be made clear.
turned to Luo Muye. He didn't teach him a cultivation method, only a spear art.
The system lady hadn't opened the sixth disciple spot.
If Luo Muye
went up in realms, he'd get nothing.
was still young, even after all these years passed, he was only ten.
smiled, "Master is going on a trip, be good and wait for me."
nodded, "Yes, Master."
Chen Ming left
a few scriptures suitable to him and Yan Mountain's Sixth Sect Leader's crest,
"If I don't come back in a year, train in this cultivation method and take
the crest to the Three-headed Dragon Constellation under Heavenly Court's
jurisdiction and find a place called Yan Mountain. Your seniors will be there
to help you."
Luo Muye said,
"Master, is this your last will?"
laughed, "As if! Your Master won't die so easily."
Master, this is just like a last will."
dead yet and I forbid you from crying. Do it after I'm gone!"
lowered hi head.
Chen Ming gave
Luo Muye another look, Untold Tribulation is it? Mortal Tribulation is
it? Your long-awaited calls for the grand boss to make his entrance will be
answered. I have entered the stage!
Chen Ming flew
on Sacred Mountain and walked through the entrance.
watched him with resolve, "I cannot cry, Master isn't dead. I must laugh,
laugh hard, ha-ha-ha!"
roamed the Galaxy. For example, regarding the mystical and all-powerful Star
Dragon Crown Prince who vanished many years ago.
Dragon Crown Prince afraid? That's why he never appeared?"
be. Ninth Crown Prince isn't even his match."
going on with that offender? It's been so long yet he never showed his
Today was the
day Star Dragon Crown Prince re-entered Sacred Mountain.
shaken and Bey Junwu watched with surprise to find Chen Ming there, "That
blade looks familiar."
sat next to him. He used his close connection with Star Dragon Crown Prince to
reach the top, "Humph, His Highness is unmatched in power. He never
eyes trembled, "That's the fiend blade Veiled Water!"
Qing Long was
puzzled, "What's that?"
How did the Hidden Emperor get his hands on it?"
Qing Long was
stupefied, "What fiend blade? Aren't we all fiends? For Hidden Emperor to
carry a fiend blade, it couldn't be more fitting!"
Bey Junwu shot
to his feet as he roared, "Heavens! This is a disaster!"
Qing Long was
left in the dark, "What disaster? Speak clearly!"
Heavenly Dao Sanctuary, the old Daoist laughed, "The Untold Tribulation
gazed forward. His thinking was simple, insta-kill a genius and let deterrence
do the rest.
He didn't feel
like concealing his identity by relying on Star Dragon Crown Prince's status to
reach the Sky-crossing Bridge. This would make the others think his power
wasn't adequate. And since he hid his identity, everyone would be upon him like
No, no, no,
this was not what Chen Ming wanted. When a grand boss entered the stage he was
dauntless, unshaken, resolute. He wanted to tell everyone, Chen Ming was here
to pass the tribulation.
As for his
Blades, they knew who he was a long time ago. Nothing was holding him back now.
stood at the entrance as he shouted, "I, Yan Mountain Mountain Lord, Chen
Ming, came to pass the tribulation!"
whisked on him, "Is Star Dragon Crown Prince out of his mind?"
must've gone crazy."
The sky above
the Sacred Mountain turned blood-red, as red began pouring down on the world.
changed, all was beyond normal. It was a clear sign the offender was here.
Mountain was dyed in shades of red, filled with killing intent.
Immortals watched Chen Ming, "It's him! He's the offender! He's no Star
Dragon Crown Prince, he's Yan Mountain Mountain Lord, Chen Ming!"
Dragon Crown Prince is the offender, no, he's no Star Dragon, he is Yan
Mountain Mountain Lord, Chen Ming!"
geniuses here to kill him!"
observed the commotion, "Oh, since the tribulation started, then I shall
see who in this world can take me."
Wan Baqian was
haggling with a customer when the sky turned to blood. His instinct told him
something was coming, "Master is here. The Wordless Upheaval has
waved, "No deal, we're closed for today. "
He looked at
the shop across from him closing its doors. Chen Ling'er hurried over,
"Master is about to begin his tribulation. Get ready."
rushed outside the tavern behind his courtyard. With the street stretching for
ten li and only taverns on each side, Wan Baqian stood in the middle of it as
he jerked a little bell.
Immortals poured into the streets, and all wore black. It was a clear proof of
who they are, not from the four Domains, and neither from the Crownless
On this rare
occasion, Wan Baqian wore an armor, "Set out!"
He rode the
immortal crane his second senior brother gifted him as the hundred thousand Earth
Immortals swarmed behind.
a hundred thousand immortal beasts, Wan Baqian could do the same with Earth
Sky-crossing Bridge, the four Domains' geniuses glared in fury at one person
only. Ninth snapped, "Yan Shengxiao, you have some explaining to do!"
me who decided his identity. It has nothing to do with me. At worst, we just
need to kill him. You're telling me you're scared?"
Crown Prince barked, "Enough! All that matters is that we kill Chen Ming."
Prince interjected, "What of Crownless Assembly's men?"
said, "Who knows what they're hatching."
"We need to assemble the troops and end him!"
Prince said, "It will only work to weaken him. This place must not be left
unguarded. You understand, don't you, to people with our power, any amount of
Earth Immortals won't do a thing."
Crown Prince said, "Here's how we do this. Ninth Crown Prince, you will
lead your troops and surround Chen Ming. The offender is here and our four Domains
must move also. Chen Ming will have no way of going through this world's Earth
Immortals. Even if we have to wring him, well make sure to squeeze the life out
Li Suyi and
Ling Xian exchanged a glance, "Master has started."
Li Suyi said,
"We must stop the four Great Immortal Domains' forces from
prepared for this. From this point on, it is war. As the instigators of one, we
ready and all that's left is to move it."
disciples and a hundred thousand immortal beasts stood before them. They've
planned this for a while now, as glints flashed from the spiritual metal on the
raised his arm and shouted, "They want to kill our Master. So tell me,
what is our answer?"
Roars burst in
unison, "Kill them!"
laughed, "Good, with Master away and head senior sister in seclusion, I
have the final say on Yan Mountain. Yan Mountain Lords, to war!"
horde took to the sky and straight for the Sacred Mountain. Ling Xian was
leading the charge and everywhere he looked saw more and more Earth Immortals
entering. He responded with Conquering Immortals Art. The Arsenal Kingdom flew
from his hand and left only broken corpses in his wake.
Li Suyi led
his own team of Lords and commanded, "Deploy the city!"
They got one
ready years ago and only needed to move it. With 600 tool refiners, building a
city in three years was nothing.
Mountain Lords set to work at the entrance. Walls sprung up and a city took
Ling Xian stood
a distance from the entrance, moving his hand without stop and killing each new
Li Suyi said,
"Second senior brother, I'll leave this to you. Junior brother will go and
me here not even an army shall pass."
laughed at the incoming swarm of Earth Immortals. Stars glittered on his back
and deployed his array. None but peak Earth Immortals could withstand the
dreadful pressure. The rest were dust.
took the shape of a dragon and carried Chen Ming towards the Sky-crossing
It was now
when an army came into view, with Ninth in the lead. He griped his Golden Crow
Spear and faced him, "Chen Ming, I never would've thought it'd be
chuckled, "Does it matter in this late hour?"
shouldn't have yearned for Heavenly Dao's power!"
Chen Ming was
blunt, "I didn't really. Yet in a bizarre twist of circumstances, I
trained the Limitless Dao Body. I didn't foresee this!"
death is the only way to settle this war. Show me what an offender is made of,
show me what gives you the right to challenge the world's Earth
hand landed on Nine Year Cicada, "You will all know."
throbbed with killing intent. King Slayer Aura lvl 3 activated.
Chen Ming saw
the red dot on Ninth's body moved to his head. Quite smart to change
positions, yet futile. Don't think Immortal Master Chen's eye for slaughter
won't find it just 'cause you shifted it.
drove the Star Dragon towards Ninth. The prince said, "Fire! Shoot him
The rain of
arrows blotted out the sky and knocked into the Allheaven Stellar Array.
dispelled the array since the drain on spiritual power wasn't something even he
could sustain for long. He followed with the Eight Dragon-ascending Steps.
brought him before Ninth. With a firm grip on Nine Year Cicada, he let loose.
fought him and new of his skills. The Blazing Sun rose from his body casting a
bright light as he met him with his spear.
Immortal Sword and fourfold speed!
speed, the blade flung the spear down yonder while also drawing blood from
Ninth Crown Prince's mouth.
In the instant
he evaded the blow, the saber punched through Ninth's stomach and forced the Nirvana's
fire to scatter.
Yet Chen Ming
chose to stop, turn around and wielded the blade two-handed, "The grim
reaper has come."
down angle, and Ninth's head fell from up above. Chen Ming was swift to trample
it in mid-roll, turning it into a gory mess.
You killed Ninth Crown Prince. Reward: one million spiritual knowledge, 0.1
Ninth is worthy quite the pretty penny.
reaped a life.
Court's Ninth Crown Prince had fallen.
waved Nine Year Cicada in a flourish, "Anyone else?"
Immortals' hearts were in fear's grip, yet still charged, "With Ninth
Crown Prince dead, we have to kill him. If we don't, the Heavenly Court will
waves assaulted Chen Ming with all kinds of weapons.
"Dammit! This wasn't in the script! I forgot about this trap. Even if I
killed Ninth and cowered them, it also worked to push them over their fear.
He attacked relying
only on Nine Year Cicada's speed and his body. He couldn't suffer to waste
spiritual power now.
blade moved to and fro, felling an Earth Immortal at each swing.
saber art boosted his speed to unseen heights. Though these fools couldn't hurt
him, he'd had to keep this up for a month if he wanted to kill his way through!
He had to
clear a path. Charging left and rushing right, Chen Ming hacked them again and
he downed a hundred or so, another batch jumped him. Chen Ming's slaughter
never ceased as he was thinking. The four Domains and Crownless
Assembly must know by now of my presence. Even if I am strong, if they keep
sending fodder, I'll be wrung dry!
like I can stop killing either. At the time of my tribulation, tens of
thousands of them will shoot me full of arrows. Who could survive that?
Tribulation unveiled it's savage side, leaving no escape for Chen Ming.
He kept this
pace for a while until he heard a shout, "Yan Mountain Fifth Sect Leader,
Wan Baqian, is here. Who dares harm my Master!"
whipped his head to see Wan Baqian leading a hundred thousand Earth Immortals
on a killing spree.
clashed and magical arts flew. Chen Ming was happy, What's going on?
Why is Wan Baqian here, and when did he get a hundred thousand Earth Immortals?
them for years, now I find my disciples are all grown up!
thousands of immortals fought in a bitter battle. Chen Ming hacked those in
front and saw Wan Baqian leading the cavalry to the rescue.
After ending a
few dozens more, Wan Baqian reached him, "Master, second senior brother
sealed the entrance. Hurry to your tribulation and leave this to me. Don't
spend your spiritual power here!"
regarded his disciple. This Wordless Upheaval was for him alone and he needed
to finish it fast if he wanted to lessen the casualties of his disciples. Once
he passed it, the Sacred Mountain would disappear.
prompted, "Deserter, get your team and take Master out of here!"
rushed in front of Chen Ming and roared. "Brothers, the payment is made
and the time has come to deliver!"
He ordered his
men to help Chen Ming get through this and towards Sky-crossing Bridge.
of events on Sacred Mountain startled the world. They saw for themselves how
dreadful it was up there, "The offender is Star Dragon Crown Prince!"
Star Dragon, he's Yan Mountain Mountain Lord, Chen Ming!"
Crown Prince and Chen Ming are fighting!"
thought I saw Ninth Crown Prince falling!"
hits! Just three and Ninth Crown Prince is dead!"
he so strong?"
descended on the throne like a divine light from above in, "Who can tell
me what's going on? Why the abrupt court assembly?"
A prince said,
"Emperor, please restrain your grief."
slapped the throne, smashing it into a corner, "What the hell
He didn't want to hear 'restrain your grief'. Another prince said, "It's
the offender, he killed Ninth Crown Prince."
barked, "Impossible! Little nine is connected with our Tree of Martyrs.
His soul should return to Heavenly Court if he fell!"
offender calls himself Yan Mountain Mountain Lord. He wields cicada's fiend blade,
He gasped in
shock, "I should have known. A race who once held the power to face the
four seas and dominated everything, fell and now it wants to return? Send down
my order. Spare no expense in gathering all Earth Immortals to go after him. I
want his life!"
mobilize them all, it will leave us open for the other Domains and Crownless
snapped, "They know what cicada means, what that fiend blade stands for.
For cicada and Wordless Upheaval to appear on one person can only mean one
forget, Void's Crown Prince, Moon Palace's Crown Prince, Jade Lake's head
princess as well as Crownless Assembly's four Paragons are all on Sacred
will do the same as us!"
The death of
Ninth Crown Prince shook Heavenly Court and struck fear in the other Domains,
as well as Crownless Assembly.
rushing to Jiu Qiansui's residence.
They found Jiu
Qiansui with his back turned beneath a peach tree, "Head princess can't
die, but the offender must. Do you understand?"
As soon as
they left, an order was given, "All Earth Immortals are to take Sacred
Mountain by the storm. We must protect head princess. The offender must
expense! We must rescue head princess and kill the offender!"
buds bloomed without end and Void's Emperor echoed, "Kill the
Void mobilized. The offender's power defied common sense. Now that he killed
Ninth Crown Prince, Chen Ming told the world he had the power to end the other
geniuses. That he wanted to seize Heavenly Dao's authority.
and each ray revealed an Earth Immortal, "We will save Crown Prince and end
A voice came
from above the Moon Laurel, "Go."
Assembly's Supreme Gathering.
appeared in the grand hall, while the seat of honor had yet to receive the
looked at each other and Nr. 0 smiled, "It seems the Crownless has no
intention of participating. We have free reign in dealing with this
"Shouldn't we do whatever we like?"
"For instance, capture some stars."
Nr. 0 replied,
"Even in this scenario, if the offender doesn't perish, a time will come
when we will see him among us, in this Supreme Gathering."
laughed, "The entrance is guarded by Yan Mountain. No matter how many
Earth Immortals are there, if the entrance gets too crowded, there can be no
fighting. If they can't spread out, the four Domains will have their hands
left seclusion and adding the four Paragons, it is enough to kill this
Nr. 0 smiled,
"On the off chance they can't, I asked help, help from Heavenly Dao
were overjoyed at that, "Heavenly Dao Sanctuary! The offender is as good
as dead. Everyone, the four Domains are defenseless, let's get to work."
Men such as
they knew of the Heavenly Dao Sanctuary's existence.
a banquet, a bloody and morbid banquet. The world is entering a new age."
Nr. 0 toasted,
"Here's to a long life!"
followed him, "Here's to the glorious dead!"
shouted, "And here's to me!"
Assembly never did anything by the book!
Another war was
erupting. A more brutal and bloody war than the first.
You all vie
for your orthodox Heavenly Dao and we vie for our world!
Blades were gathered. Bu Liuhen began, "All paths to immortality are
sealed an no one outside this constellation knows of Yan Mountain."
added, "Clean up the rebels. Nothing must go wrong. If words get out of
Yan Mountain, it will be dire."
smiled, "Swift acting will deal with this."
laughed, "Let's do it. With nothing getting in or out of the Three-headed
Dragon Constellation, any who dares contact the four Domains shall die!"
out of the Devil Gate Star and the Three-headed Dragon Constellation's
cultivators felt a weight bearing down on them like never before.
Blades came out in full force to subdue everyone. Either submit or die.
The black army
of the Faceless donned their masks and trampled their way through every rebel
star, running them with blood.
Crown Prince watched the metropolis. This move wasn't their style. It dawned
him, "I underestimated them. They planned to make the Wordless Upheaval
into a war all along."
ahead, "Do they think a few immortal beasts are enough to stop me?"
Crown Prince flew above the city wall and saw a white-clothed fellow grinning
at him, "Yan Mountain's Second Sect Leader, Ling Xian. Greetings!"
Prince's eyes flashed, "You're the aberrant."
wasn't hard to guess. Your body gives off that wretched energy, that of a
forbidden cultivation method.
probably thinking of stopping me. You won't be able to contain the four Great
Immortal Domains' ire."
offender is Yan Mountain Mountain Lord and I am Yan Mountain's Second Sect
Leader. You tell me of our connection."
choice is war then."
master-disciple relationship was the most sacred among cultivators. The only
way for them to fight was if it was among fellow disciples.
Yet all of
them worshiped and loved their Master.
relationship was stronger than that of a master and his disciples in the
A Master once,
a Master for life.
Crown Prince saw the armies of the four Domain cramming at the entrance yet
only one could go through at a time. Meeting them were the enemy's hundred
thousand immortal beasts posed as guards.
A few hundred
could enter at most yet the next second they'd be swamped in immortal beasts.
If the metropolis stood, no backup would come.
above the metropolis followed the Lords' orders breathing fire and ice upon
intruders until nothing but pieces remained.
smiled, "You must be Moon Palace's Crown Prince. The ones outside say
you're among the strongest of your generation."
rumor, but fact."
dismissed it with a wave, "I don't believe it. Master once said there's
nothing great about me, hardly with talent. Yet I still think I can best you,
even if hard pressed."
words! You think your forbidden cultivation method allows you to rampage
Ling Xian gave
a curt nod, "Precisely. If not for my strong cultivation method and
magical art, why else would you want to kill me?"
from between Crown Prince's eyebrows as if he gleamed like ice crystals,
"Now that we dismissed the pleasantries. Let us see who is right."
Ling Xian rose
as the spiritual energy in hundred lis boiled, converging on him. With his
breakthrough his control expanded, covering a wider area. If this was an average
star, he would've sucked it dry by now!
energy vanished in the area, other places started to thin out as well, as the
spiritual energy stormed to fill the gap. The entire Sacred Mountain was aboil.
Ling Xian chuckled,
"Last time there were too many of you. This time's the same, however, I
won't flee again."
Crown Prince seemed covered in dazzling crystals as the moonlight spilled out
of him, "I lowered my realm, all to kill him. And you will die before your
palm shook and the bluish Arsenal Kingdom aimed for Crown Prince!
This is a
battle and Master said that in a battle, one must eliminate his opponent
That was why
he used his strongest move.
eyes flashed as he roared, "I am wherever the moon shines, Moon
He entered a
ray of moonlight and appeared into another.
hit nothing but air, "That move used all of your spiritual power, are you
guffawed, "So you have no idea of Dao Canon's traits. My immortal power
has no limit!"
the Arsenal Kingdom again.
eyes showed shock, "I see now why it's forbidden. It's diabolical!"
He now saw how
frightening Ling Xian was. With endless spiritual power, he could launch
Conquering Immortals Art again and again and again!
nothing if all these killing moves hit nothing, but in the off chance it did,
the damage would be severe.
gonna be a problem.
from Crown Prince and froze everything around as he released a frigid air to
nip even bones and turning the ice into statues.
One of the ten
grand immortal arts, Moon Nation.
shifted around unseen in the Moon Nation, bidding his time for the chance at
Ling Xian saw the
frigid ice statue drawing near, yet countless weapons poured down on them,
leaving pieces of ice.
were as strong as peak Earth Immortals, but he was Ling Xian and were rendered
useless before him, "Glamorous yet empty. See how I break them
punched in this ice world sending ice fragments flying all over the place.
voice was faint, "Withing Moon Nation, the home of the dead, as the Moon
keep shining, the dead know no end!"
struck left and right with extreme ferocity, leaving no ice untouched.
To others, the
frigid statues would leave them stumped, yet it posed no obstacle to Ling Xian.
Each attack held all his spiritual power and unleashed a flurry of blows on
It was now
that Crown Prince showed himself behind one statue and sent a palm strike
towards Ling Xian.
staggered him, spatting blood a few times, and each time it turned to ice.
This is the
power of cold?
Ling Xian let
out a cold breath and studied the statues. The other didn't rely on them to
kill him. The opponent used the true killing move!
somewhat resembles Master's, yet not nearly as strong.
regarded the rest of the statues, Only three left and after that, I'll
deal with that pesky Crown Prince!
Crown Prince entered the snow and vanished from sight.
punched the first statue and soon the last two followed it in pieces.
let's see where you can hide."
voice traveled tp his ear, "You think this is over?"
Ling Xian watched
the ice splitting and more ice statues rose, twice as many as before!
The hell is
this Moon Nation based on?
crushed another statue and his perfect control of spiritual energy and immortal
power showed him the inconsistency. The Moon Nation absorbs my immortal
power to form new statues!
how it is, he-he. Only death awaits those who dare think they control spiritual
energy and immortal power in the presence of Dao Canon!
trembled and worked his Dao Canon at full speed. The statues around felt how
power exploded from his body.
and turned in immortal power rotating around him. Crown Prince was wide-eyed,
"Dao Canon is such a marvel. It can even break Moon Nation!"
pooped one by one and added to the immortal power around him. He didn't absorb
any or he'd be next to pop.
focused the immortal power to turn faster and released it in waves around him,
shattering any remaining statues!
Moon Nation collapsed!
Nation was unable to handle such an amount of immortal power!
looked at each piece of ice then closed his eyes. He began to feel out his
surroundings. He could control a star, but not Sacred Mountain. Yet handling a
small part wasn't hard for him.
flashed his eyes open and cackled, "Found you!"
He turned and
blew the area with the might of Arsenal Kingdom!
weapons formed a grinding metal river that swept his target.
Prince didn't expect to be found so fast. Ice crumbled like glass under the
onslaught of weapons and moved like a dragon right for him. Crown Prince blew
out of it as it struck.
His mouth was
Ling Xian used
this time to charge with a roar, "Hand chop!"
release endless amounts of weapons with his palm, so of course he could turn it
focused on the palm's edge turning into a veritable saber and came right at
Crown Prince. The later released a moon, who shined on the land and protected
everything in its range.
The hand chop
made contact with it and the shield distorted.
pointed with his right, "Spear finger!"
illusory spear flew right through the Moon Shield, destroying it.
roared again, "Hammer fist!"
His left fist
boomed and a vague bluish hammer enveloped his hand. Moon Palace's Crown Prince
blocked with his hands. But the explosive impact sent him flying for three li
and formed a crater as he barreled into the ground.
His voice came
a moment later from the hole, "You're strong, but this is far from
Ling Xian saw
him wipe the blood and formed two ice spears, sending one at Ling Xian!
eyes twitched, No way! Why do I feel this guy is a bit slow on the uptake.
mind-boggling. He knows of my control of immortal power and spiritual energy
yet still uses magical arts?
He heard Crown
Prince's defiant roar, "I just won't believe you can control all immortal
waved and one ice spear shattered as he tampered with its immortal power.
punched and Crown Prince coughed blood.
proof, he still wanted to fight Ling Xian.
A moon rose
above Crown Prince and a trail of snow traveled in his arm and formed into a
spear. A spiritual cultivator had close to no advantage against Ling Xian.
spoke, "Bellow the moon, my power doubles. My body is now stronger than
ever. At this moment, I have the hardship cultivation to kill you! Humph, as
long as the moon in my body is intact, you won't be able to break the one
above. Your defeat is certain!"
Ling Xian was
taken aback, Oh, so your moon can be broken!
Why the hell are you giving a rundown of your skill to your opponent? You even
went as far as to point out your weakness. You're messed up!
fear of not dying get to him so he gave me clear instructions on how to kill
Ling Xian was
stumped, taking a moment to think if this was all a trick, if he did it on
purpose for him to strike the moon inside his body. I'll just have to
try and see.
senses were sharp in regards to immortal power and spiritual energy and felt
the heavy immortal power fluctuations in Crown Prince's right arm.
charged him with the Arsenal Kingdom.
three blows and Ling Xian made Crown Prince reel each time yet blood dripped
from his punch.
I say, if
the moon doesn't break, Moon Palace's Crown Prince won't fall.
followed up and attacked him yet, in mid-stride, he slipped on his own ice and face-slide
Ling Xian was
stunned, "Huh, why did he slip just now?"
But Ling Xian
didn't know Lady Luck lifter her skirt for him.
Ling Xian was
beyond focused, waiting in patience for Crown Prince's sneak attack.
stood up with a bloody nose and battered face. Even he was caught off guard by
what was happening. How! This never happened before in my entire life!
him to crawl his way up, Ling Xian lost a golden opportunity.
approach was to hit Crown Prince's right hand and break the moon.
By a twist of
circumstances, their fight battered the city walls and they began to collapse.
By sheer coincidence, it caught Crown Prince off guard and smacked him right in
ready to punch Crown Prince's arm as he struggled to make his way out of the
Crown Prince's right hand broke on the spot.
The moon above
flitted away and Crown Prince once again crawled his way out of the broken
stones. Why is this battle so damn weird!
expected of a forbidden cultivation method. It is my loss today! My condition
won't improve anytime soon, but I won't give you the chance to kill me!"
flew for over a thousand li when it hit him, "No way! Why did I just tell
stared at him, Did I win?
It's a wee
turned to his bleeding fist. Crown Prince's hardship cultivation reached was
incredible once the moon was out, he had the Moon body after all. I'm
still not his match, but in the end, something marvelous happened.
mind, I need to stand guard.
He flew above
the city wall and ordered, "Junior brother Zhang Ming, make haste and
repair the wall. I'm meeting them head-on."
Ling Xian flew
at the Sacred Mountain's entrance.
Zhang Ming and
other Lords followed him with their eyes, "Humph, not even Moon Palace's
Crown Prince amounts to anything before second senior brother!"
Mountain is invincible!"
Great Immortal Domains are nothing!"
News of this
victory spread and more and more eyes in the Galaxy started paying attention to
this war, "Just how far does Yan Mountain's strength go? And how strong is
its Sect Leader?"
Moon Palace's Crown Prince could best him!"
the Mountain Lord's second disciple. If his second disciple can win against
Moon Palace's Crown' then how high did his Master rose?"
case, he killed Ninth Crown Prince, a genius, in three strikes!"
did this strange Yan Mountain come from?"
Mountain alone hold the power to push back all Domains' geniuses?"
hacked an Earth Immortal in two. He refrained from using spiritual power. It
was enough to become these people's nightmare based on Nine Year Cicada's speed
and his body power.
swords came from the side and he stomped. He evaded the swords and the jump
launched him in the middle of a crowd. He slashed and Nine Year Cicada trailed
insane speed, it made him invincible among Earth Immortals. Hacking left and
chopping right, he ended a life with each strike.
among the horde of Earth Immortals and forced his way out. It was at this time
that the sky began to darken.
He was facing
three carriages that made their way over. Jin Xiangyu came out, "Yan Mountain
Mountain Lord, I might not know from where you come from, but your path ends
smiled, "Leave, I do not hit women."
smiled, holding a lotus. It bloomed and marked the descend of a fairy, "As
it happens, I hit men."