Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 263 Strange Swordsman!
The saying money moves the hearts of man was indeed true!
Trunks of gold and silver broke open one after the other. The silver was glistening white while the shining yellow pieces were gold. All of them flew all over the place and covered the ground and numbered as many as the stars in the sky.
While the vault of the Ministry of State wasn’t the national treasury, the amount of gold and silver that was kept there was exorbitant!
Despite the fact that the Jiang Hu people were not poor and were able to eat and drink relatively luxuriously, they had never seen as much gold and silver as this before. As they set their eyes on such a scene, they were overjoyed as they frantically began grabbing as much gold and silver as their two arms were able to carry.
For a brief moment, Dong Wu Shang, the owner of the Ask the Heavens Sword held onto the sword as he stood a distance away watching at the greedy people try to grab as much money as they could. It was surprising that no one even bothered to pay any attention to him and were instead distracted by all the money which was scattered on the ground.
Those who still retained their sanity and remained fixated on the Ask the Heavens Sword were being blocked by those were being driven crazy by the fortune on the ground. They were obstructed and unable to get to Dong Wu Shang. At that point, he let out a loud howl before he vanished. After which, the bellowing of horns resonated throughout the citadel, followed by the shouts, “The Ministry of State’s vault is being raided… The Ministry of State’s vault…”
It was actually the second young master Luo who was yelling this at the top of his lungs.
Almost immediately, horns sounded from various areas and soldiers suddenly gathered and headed towards the Ministry of State…
The soldiers were being led by one of the famed generals of Great Zhao, General Qiu Feng Yang. It was amazing to see an esteemed general take charge of the situation effectively and quickly. His domineering character proved effective despite the chaos. After a single horn signal was heard, the sound of horn signals ceased almost immediately.
The sound of the horn made everything fall back into an orderly fashion as Qiu Feng Yang took charge of the situation.
Close to ten thousand soldiers advanced quickly, surrounding the Ministry of State. They managed to ward off the area so tightly that even a mouse wouldn’t have been able to escape without being noticed. Qiu Feng Yang’s expression was stern and emotionless, “Let no one escape! Make sure that all of them are capture!”
The soldiers immediately sprung into action. Under the command of the respective officers at the scene, they began their work. They were part of Great Zhao’s elite task force, apprehending a crowd like that was child’s play!
However, by this time, Dong Wu Shang had long escaped amidst the chaos…
That side was just done putting the entire situation under control when all of a sudden, loud noises seemed to come from the west end of the citadel. A great fire arose as though it wanted to incinerate the heavens.
“Underworld Saber! Underworld Saber has appeared… Ahwooh… Dog aunt! Dog aunt!” Young master Ji Mo held Underworld Saber. Clearly, there was no one chasing him, as he yelled out while pinching his nose. He continued to hide in a secluded place and tried to cause as large a commotion as possible without revealing himself.
His voice was filled with excitement as though he had just consumed a hundred pounds of aphrodisiac.
On the other side, Rui Bu Tong carried a large bag as he crawled out from a wealthy home. He stood right on the roof of that house and yelled, “Underworld Saber has appeared… Punk, where are you? Leave Underworld Saber here for me!”
A great commotion immediately exploded!
“What? What? Underworld Saber also appeared?”
“Let’s go see.”
“Quickly! We won’t be able to get anything if we are too slow…”
The silhouettes of people were flying through the air like a swarm of locusts.
Ji Mo excitedly swung the saber in his hand as though he was afraid that people wouldn’t be able to see that he was wielding the Underworld Saber. He then let out a pained cry, “Who is it? Who is so lowly? Sneaking an attack from behind?”
Then he yelled, “Who dares to grab my Underworld Saber?”
In the darkness, Gu Du Xing and Chu Yang were holding back their laughter. It was Gu Du Xing who pulled a piece of tile from the roof and mercilessly threw it at Ji Mo’s butt. It was bugging them that this guy was being too arrogant.
Within moments, Ji Mo had been surrounded. He depended on the pure sharpness of the Underworld Saber to fight from left to right as he jumped up and down. He was so excited that his entire body trembled. His mouth spat all over, “Ah… Ah ah ah…! Dog aunt! Dog aunt!”
“This bastard is way too happy; he is going to be sad very soon!” Chu Yang both annoyed and amused at the same time as he watched Ji Mo, “In the crowd surrounding him, there are a few Revered level masters! In tonight’s chaos, we have the first wave of Revered level masters appearing!”
“We have to be prepared to make our move at any moment!” Gu Du Xing nodded; he softly placed his hand on his sword hilt.
Suddenly, a few shadows shot up like meteors. In a blink of an eye, they had joined in the fight and made their move all at the same time!
Four Revered level masters!
Ji Mo suddenly felt the force pressing on him being as heavy as a mountain. He could not help but curse, “Bastards! So many of you are surrounding me. If you have any courage, you will fight with me one on one!”
The crowd which surrounded him burst out into laughter! He was in such a situation and yet he was still able to talk about fighting one on one; this punk was truly imaginative!
With a cry, Rui Bu Tong shot out from the darkness, “The Underworld Saber is mine!”
However, at this moment, the four Revered level masters had acted at the same time. They stood in each of the four different directions as they attacked Ji Mo together! They exploded on him a flash flood!
However, Ji Mo was only a Great level master. Now that he was completely surrounded, how could he block them all?
“Bam, bam, bam”. Ji Mo suffered immensely as his body was covered with injuries. His body could barely stand straight. His back was suddenly palmed. With an “ah,” he spat out a clump of fresh blood and he staggered forward. Another hand reached out like a flash of lightning and grabbed the spine of Underworld Saber. A powerful force went through the saber and made Ji Mo’s arm feel numb. His chest felt a shock as the Underworld Saber left his hand.
“Got it! Let’s go!” The person who just snatched Underworld Saber shouted excitedly. The other three simultaneously gathered to cover him as they broke through the encirclement. There was a look of excitement on each of their faces.
The Underworld Saber, a heavenly item which could help them to break through to the Saint cultivation level, was finally in their possession.
“Oh no. Underworld Saber has been snatched away… Stop them…” Rui Bu Tong was sweating with anxiousness. Ji Mo was also bewildered. F*! We’re not at this scene yet…
The whole thing has been messed up! Ji Mo almost vomited blood. Why are there Revered level masters today? This… should not happen yet!
“Leave Underworld Saber! Stop them! Trying to escape? No way!”
“Kill! Those four guys have managed to snatch away the Underworld Saber…”
There was a lot being said and things happened extremely quickly. The crowd rushed in from all four directions and continued to scream as they surrounded those four Revered level masters. However, there was no fear in their eyes as they were confident in their level of cultivation and physical ability to fend them off. They screamed as they fought with the others ferociously completely different from Ji Mo.
While Ji Mo had the precious saber, he did not injure people unnecessarily. These four that possessed the saber killed without a care. Within moments, much blood was spilled. Heads flew out like watermelons and flew in the air like a circus show.
Among them, one head had flown a few dozen feet up in the air, but it surprisingly it was still yelling, “Underworld Saber is mine…”
It seemed that these four individuals were about to successfully break their way out of the encirclement! Given the fact that many high-level martial experts had yet to arrive and their current cultivation levels, they would probably be able to disappear without a trace! By that time, even if all of the armies throughout the world were mobilized to look for them, they would probably be able to remain hidden.
Ji Mo wanted to cry, and Rui Bu Tong was grinding his teeth. How could this have happened?
It had all happened really quickly. A black shadow suddenly appeared and yelled out, “Leave the Underworld Saber!”
A sword slashed down like a dragon!
A bone-chilling sword aura came crashing out from this sword!
The four simultaneously yelled out in terror, “Swordsman!”
This sword move was majestic and indomitable! In the face of this sword move, the four Revered level masters unexpectedly didn’t dare to block it an instinctively dodged. Within moments, the four’s fortified defense had collapsed because of this single sword move.
The sword of a swordsman and the saber of a sabersman were the most terrifying weapons for any masters of the same level! Being a swordsman was akin to a kind of state after all!
Moreover, this was a Revered Sword Artist, but as a swordsman, he could easily destroy other Revered Sword Artists!
In principle, they were incomparable!
The four of them jumped. But the sword was like a demon which continued to fixate its focus on them. It aimed at the Underworld Saber that they held as it continued to pierce forward without stopping! The sword’s aura was like a crashing wave!
Naturally, they were unable to avoid it. They closed their eyes and lifted the Underworld Saber to block the sword in a moment of haste. “Clank!” as the sword and saber came into contact, sparks flew everywhere! At that moment, the sword which looked like the light of the swordsman was somewhat slowed down by the saber.
That Revered level master felt cold sweat on his body as his legs practically buckled under him!
He was lucky that Underworld Saber had blocked the attack. As he thought about the moment when the sword had attacked him like a bolt of lightning, he felt as though his soul left his body. The attack made him feel as though he had almost died and his heart was filled with a feeling of death.
Right after, the sword was pulled back in a flash…
This Revered level master lost sight of his objective and chose to prioritize his life as he turned to run. It was because he knew that after the sword got pulled back, it could once again stab forward!
Earlier, all four people weren’t even able to block it! Next time, it would just be him. Therefore, he was filled with fear and ran. He cursed internally: Motherf*, you are already a swordsman. Why do you bother with taking Underworld Saber? Even if you get it… can you even use it?
This is really annoying. I have never heard of a swordsman trying to snatch a saber. You should be killing the guy carrying Ask the Heavens Sword.
However, the swordsman chose to leisurely chase him instead.
He felt the thick aura of the sword behind him. His back felt as though there were countless poisonous snakes crawling up and down which cause the hair on his nape to stand on its end.
“You want to run? Leave the saber! Otherwise, you can leave your life!”
In his moment of confusion, he suddenly felt another powerful sword aura lock onto him from the front! It was cold as though it belonged to the heavens! The sword aura unexpectedly filled the air like white snow!
An atmosphere of deep iciness!
Surprisingly, it was yet another swordsman!
There was a blockade in the front and he was being pursued; it seemed as though the both of them wanted his life! The Revered level master continued running like as quickly as he could before his spirit flew out from his body and tears covered his face.
How could he be greeted by two swordsmen at the same time?
Even a King level master would be anxious. I… I… I am only a Revered level master. How can I be worthy of such a treatment? You two think too highly of me…
Two swordsmen fighting for one saber? The implausible aspect of this did not escape this Revered level master. However, at that moment, he did not have time to be annoyed.
Right now, he only had one thought. He hastily tossed the hot potato which was the Underworld Saber!
Underworld Saber was incredible. It was capable of turning people into Saber Saints… But… If a person lost his life… what use would it be even if he could advance?
“You can have Underworld Saber…” This Revered level master howled with great urgency. He was completely certain that if he had said this a little slower there would be two more holes on his body.
Before he was done speaking, he had already tossed away the Underworld Saber!
Masters, the saber is yours; I can’t give you my life, too. This Revered level master closed his eyes in prayer. In that brief moment, all he could hope for was that his opponents would have mercy on him.
However, right after, something utterly unexpected happened!