Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 284 You Fight; I’ll Take
It was not that Chu Yang had no desire to kill Mo Tian Yun. At that point in time, Mo Tian Yun had two King level masters by his side, protecting him. This entire sword move of his depended on his spirit. If this move of his was blocked, his efforts would have been in vain. Given Chu Yang’s current martial strength, he was simply not powerful enough to kill Mo Tian Yun in front of his clan’s King level masters!
Furthermore, if he had failed and missed, he would have been in grave danger! There were dozens of King level masters in the scene, while Chu Yang only had enough strength for one move! If he were to be held back because of this failure… he would surely be finished!
Instinctively, Chu Yang went with the decision that he was 100 percent certain of!
When the King level masters that were protecting the two Gu brothers had left their sides, they were the most vulnerable and hence, most appropriate targets during that situation.
He was not certain that he was able to kill Mo Tian Yun, thus he had decided to give Gu Du Xing a big present instead!
Therefore, he killed Gu Yan Yang and Gu Yan Yue.
A sword move like thunder!
He had executed one successful sword move!
He retreated immediately after his great success!
For a long period of time, after he left, the place remained in an eerie silence. The fires that burned on the walls of the royal palace was now the only things producing noise…
The two brothers, Gu Yan Yang and Gu Yan Yue, could not even utter a word. Guzzling sounds came from their throats as they looked forward in utter disbelief. Shortly after, their heads fell backward and dropped to the ground. Their terror-stricken eyes looked straight up at the sky.
Disbelief was the word!
They were still in great disbelief the moment they died. They could not believe that this place, which they thought was absolutely safe for them, was the place that a killer would appear out of nowhere and take their lives!
They were not even fighting to get their hands on Sunlight Saber. Shouldn’t the top targets be Mo Tian Yun and Ao Xie Yun instead? Why is… this the case? Why did this happen?
The two bodies fell to the ground. Eternal darkness would now drown all of their questions!
The King level master of the Gu clan stood stupefied. At that moment, he was suffering so intensely that it felt like he was going through an extremely traumatic nightmare! The Gu clan had sent out four people; two young masters and two King level masters.
But… in the blink of an eye, one King level master had been killed by Xie Dan Qiong. Right after that, the young masters were killed as well.
He was the lone survivor!
Mo Tian Yun and Ao Xie Yun turned to look at each other and saw fear in each other’s eyes.
This one sword move was so terrifying that it gave them the chills. They also thought further that if they did not have their bodyguards by their sides and had to face that one sword move like the Gu brothers, what would have become of them?
Just having this thought was enough to send chills down their spines.
The King level master of the Gu clan stomped his foot angrily. Immediately after, he bent down and stacked the three bodies on top of one another. Subsequently, he lifted them on top of his shoulder. He then glared at Xie Dan Qiong with a fiery gaze. Without saying a word, he walked out of the place!
He carried his brother’s body and the bodies of the young masters back home. He had no choice but to quickly inform the clan! He knew that death was awaiting him if he returned, but he had to go back!
At some point in time, the culprit of this whole incident was Xie Dan Qiong. Xie Dan Qiong had killed one King level master of the Gu clan and lured the remaining King level master away from the two young masters! If anyone were to say that Xie Dan Qiong was not involved in this assassination at all, even Ao Xie Yun and Mo Tian Yun would not believe it!
This was clearly premeditated!
Once I’ve successfully lured the martial expert away, you can make your move!
Moreover, Gu Yan Yang had been crazily pursuing Xie Dan Qiong’s fiancée recently. How could the ever proud Xie Dan Qiong not be infuriated?
He had every reason to kill Gu Yan Yang.
While these two incidents seemed completely unrelated, it was undeniable that the more unrelated things appeared, the more related they might have been.
Xie Dan Qiong watched this King level master leave with a contemplative look on his face. He knew that he would have to shoulder this wrongful accusation and blame. Even though he had intentions to kill Gu Yan Yang and he had killed one of the Gu clan’s King level masters out of anger… deep down, he would never dare to lay a finger on Gu Yan Yang.
However, he knew that there was nothing he could say to remove that mark on him. Instead, he immediately turned to look at Mo Tian Yun and exclaimed in a solemn voice, “Mo Tian Yun, Brother Mo, I need Sunlight Saber!”
Unexpectedly, his cold and deep voice was filled with killing intent! His unspoken threat was made known: If you refuse to give it to me, I will kill you! I’ve dared to kill Gu Yan Yang and Gu Yan Yue; I won’t mind killing you, Mo Tian Yun!
If you won’t listen to me, let Gu Yan Yang and Gu Yan Yue be your lesson!
Xie Dan Qiong knew that in everyone’s eyes, he was the culprit. However, at that moment, he had no way of defending himself. Surprisingly, not only did he not explain, he even went to the extent of using this misunderstanding to further his other goal!
Aren’t you people assuming that the assassin is one of my people? Fine, I’m not admitting it, but I’m not denying it either! I want the saber!
Mo Tian Yun’s face turned pale at once.
Perhaps… Xie Dan Qiong might let that assassin attack me? I must absolutely stay guarded. He immediately glanced back. The very next moment, the two King level masters of the Mo clan moved to guard him.
“Xie Dan Qiong, you are crazy! During the training, you were told that you are not allowed to kill descendants of the clans. Have you forgotten this rule?” Mo Tian Yun squinted his eyes.
“Brother Mo, we are all sensible people.” Xie Dan Qiong asked coldly, “Are you going to hand it over or not?”
“Insolent brat!” The two King level masters of the Mo clan roared, “Young Master Xie, given our young master’s position, does your Xie clan dare to make a move against him?”
“Brother Ao!” Xie Dan Qiong raised his brows and shouted, without paying any attention to those two King level masters. He continued, “Brother Ao, as long as you agree to not get involved in this, I will share the secret inside the saber with you.”
“Brother Xie, as long as you agree to not get involved, I will share the secret inside the saber with you.” Ao Xie Yun smiled scornfully, “What do you think?”
“Hahaha, Brother Ao sure knows how to joke.” Xie Dan Qiong’s expression remained icy as he laughed evilly and loudly.
“As long as all of you stand aside and let me get the saber, I assure each one of you that you will get the secret inside the saber.” Tu Qian Hao walked up and said as he smiled.
“Get lost, all of you! This saber belongs to me, Li Xiong Tu!” With a loud yell, Li Xiong Tu’s bearded face rushed in. He grabbed the animal skin bag from Mo Tian Yun’s hand hastily.
Mo Tian Yun roared out angrily and activated the energy in his hand. A brilliant chain of multiple colors shot out from inside his sleeve. It ripped through the air with the power of an army and shot straight towards Li Xiong Tu.
The two King level masters of the Mo clan moved together at once. Subsequently, the two King level masters of the Li clan also roared like thunder and rushed in. Xie Dan Qiong, of the Xie clan, raised his arm and jumped onto the scene.
Ao Xie Yun sighed heavily before yelling, “Get it!” The three martial experts of the Ao clan immediately shot up from the back.
Tu Qian Hao laughed loudly and said, “Exciting! This is too exciting!” With a wave of an arm, the Tu clan joined the fight as well. As for the remaining clans, they joined in one by one. They were fighting even though they barely knew who exactly their opponents were.
The young Poison Spirit stood from afar, with a significant distance between him and the scene of the fight. He watched the crowd with snake-like eyes.
Shortly after, the loud sounds of horse hooves shook the ground. Great Zhao’s army had finally arrived. Sounds of fighting could be heard from outside. The Jiang Hu people outside the royal palace and the army had clashed with one another.
A yell that sounded like thunder rang out, “Everyone inside, stop right now! Otherwise, you will be killed!”
The two King level masters who stood behind Poison Spirit simply laughed and walked outside.
They said arrogantly and mockingly, “Nineteen clans of Middle Three Heavens are going about their business. Anyone who gets in our way will be killed without any mercy!”
The commanding general was caught by surprise. He looked at the dozens of shining crowns in the air and was left speechless for a long period of time.
At that moment, yet another crown appeared in the sky of Continent Center Citadel. This person ordered in a loud voice, “Prime Minister Diwu has ordered for the army to retreat immediately. Everything that happens here will be the Prime Minister’s responsibility. Prime Minister Diwu will bear all the consequences!”
This person was the fourth King level leader of Golden Horse Riders Department, Yin Wu Tian!
With this order by Diwu Qing Rou, the people inside began fighting in greater chaos.
Mo Tian Yun felt that he was on the verge of going insane. He could tell that he was not able to hold on to the precious saber. All of a sudden, he threw the saber in the air and yelled, “Take it if you’re skilled enough!”
Immediately, Ao Xie Yun frowned and looked up.
This Sunlight Saber spun in the air as it flew up! This time, Mo Tian Yun had exerted all his energy and had unknowingly tossed it more than 100 feet into the air.
Everyone stopped fighting simultaneously.
Sunlight Saber was beginning to fall back down.
More than 40 figures jumped up into the air as they flew and fought each other at the same time. There was complete chaos! They could see that the saber was nearly reaching the ground, but they were still without a winner…
Just then, one King level master roared and palmed the air. Sunlight Saber was immediately thrown up into the air once more.
Because they could not determine the winner, the saber flew down and up again. Then, it fell down, flew up…
Beneath its flight, more than 40 King level masters continued to battle it out.
Soon after, a shrieking scream rang out. A King level master flew out like a ball. Li Xiong Tu was infuriated. He yelled, “Motherf*cker! Who made that underhanded move?”
However, there were countless voices of people cursing and swearing at one another. Quickly, his words were drowned in all the noise.
Now that the saber was finally out of his hands, Mo Tian Yun immediately retreated to the side and panted heavily. He signaled to the two King level masters of the Mo clan. They backed out from the flight temporarily. As he stood on the sidelines, Mo Tian Yun’s eyes flashed back and forth as he watched the chaotic battle.
At that same moment, Dong Wu Lei and Xie Dan Qiong had backed out with their own King level masters as well. Who wouldn’t have known Mo Tian Yun’s secret intention? This guy was clearly waiting for a cheap shot. However, as expected, everyone else wanted a cheap shot too…
Ao Xie Yun was getting frustrated. He frowned and yelled, “Everyone, stop! Listen to what I have to say first! Fighting like this won’t give us any solution! I have a solution to propose to avoid all these unnecessary fighting!”
All the young masters heard this and immediately gave orders for their own clans to cease the fighting.
Everyone created a large circle with Sunlight Saber in the middle as it fell to the ground. With a clang, the tip of the saber stabbed the ground. Thereafter, there was a swoosh, and the saber had pierced through a few thick layers of rock. In fact, even the handle of the saber was nowhere to be seen. There was only a hole in the ground.
The young masters took in a deep breath as they witnessed in great awe: A truly sharp saber!
Their eyes were burning with desire. Even without mentioning the secret within the saber, the blade was already a truly rare item!
“Right now, there are 19 clans here.” Ao Xie Yun took a step up from the group and said, “I’ve calculated carefully and uncovered that there are a total of seven alliances here! Each clan in this place has their own allies! I suggest that each alliance nominate one person for a competition. Whoever wins the competition shall get Sunlight Saber! What does everyone think of this?”
“Bull! You, Ao Xie Yun, must have prepared a martial expert for this already. You’re only suggesting such an idea because you are certain of your victory. Is that what you mean by fairness? Is there such a thing as fairness in this world?” Mo Tian Yun yelled out loud, “This is clearly a scheme of yours!”
While Mo Tian Yun was nervous, he was even more furious. A King level master had just died for nothing. Besides, he had gotten his hands on Sunlight Saber and had to discard it. He was waiting for the perfect opportunity to make his move, but Ao Xie Yun had seen through his plan…
How could he simply allow a King level master to die needlessly like that?