Ah Hu revealed a stumped expression. He did not understand the deeper profound meaning hidden behind his prince’s simple orders.
Nevertheless, he carried out Yan Zhaoge’s directives to the letter.
And the facts confirmed the situation was well within Yan Zhaoge’s expectations.
The young disciples of Broad Creed Mountain started out at a disadvantage but once Ye Jing and Si Kongqing arrived on site, they quickly gained the upper hand.
As both sides fought each other, they progressively got more serious. This group battle in the Dragon Sealing Abyss resulted in both sides drawing their weapons.
Sun Saint Sect is a Holy Ground on the same level or perhaps even better than Broad Creed Mountain. Their young disciples of the body refining realm would only dare enter a danger zone like the Dragon Sealing Abyss for raining purposes. Those that came were all major talents with strength surpassing those of the same age and cultivation realm.
For this very reason, their sect was willing to invest in them. Each of them were wealthy by average cultivator standards and possessed their own demi artifact.
The most talented among them even possessed their own artifact.
There were only twenty Sun Saint Sect members, yet there were eight low grade artifacts among them. The moment they brought out these artifacts, the surrounding spirtual qi surged and a bright glow lit up everything within a hundred meters.
Then… these Sun Sect Disciples were suddenly shocked stupid.
The sixteen Broad Creed Mountain disciples facing them brought out an artifact each and a few of them actually had more than one artifact.
What followed was an earth-shattering collision between the two sects. Eventually Sun Saint Sect, which only possessed eight artifacts, fell in dire straits like a small sampan* trying to withstand a raging storm, about to sink at any moment.
All the Sun Saint Sect disciples were angry enough to vomit blood, “The Dragon Sealing Abyss is a danger zone but isn’t this Broad Creed Mountain too extravagant? They actually gave disciple their own artifact!”
“Maybe they have some sort of special mission? But who would send a bunch of body refining disciples on a special mission?”
“They’re not here for us, are they?”
“They have too many artifacts! A wise man knows when to run and when to fight. Let’s retreat and get revenge another day!”
The Sun Saint Sect disciples retreated as they fought. Ye Jing, Si Kongqing, and the others chased them all the way.
The combat advantage granted to cultivators of their level by artifacts was rather notable, thus the Sun Saint Sect disciples had difficulty even just trying to get away.
After a strenuous retreat to their temporary base within the calm central area of the whirlpool, once again surrounded by disciples of Broad Creed Mountain.
The Sun Saint Sect disciple who caught the radiant spirit cat laughed maliciously, “Very well. Does your Broad Creed Mountain want to go against my Sun Saint Sect? This radiant spirit cat is undomesticated. It’s not something that you raised. I caught it so naturally it is mine to deal with however I want. What right do you have to interfere?”
The female Broad Creed Mountain disciple who chased the radiant spirit cat to this place shouted back, “That little cat is close to me. I am going to raise it!”
The Sun Sect youth snorted, “I don’t see your name on it.”
The girl’s rage exploded, “You…!”
The leader of the Sun Saint Sect disciples coldly said, “To provoke my Sun Saint Sect over a single demonbeast, has Broad Creed Mountain recently grown stronger? Don’t forget who is the number one Holy Ground in the Eight Extremities World.”
The disciples from Broad Creed Mountain faintly knit their brows. Even though the Holy Grounds are of equal rank, there was some difference in strength between them. Currently, Sun Saint Sect was in its strong phase and its current attitude was hardline and tyrannical.
That Sun Saint Sect disciple said, “You guys are the newcomer disciples of Broad Creed Mountain, right? Inciting conflict between two Holy Grounds, this kind of responsibility, is this something you guys can bear?”
With her ice sword, Si Kongqing blasted wind and frost across the sky suppressing the artifacts of the other side until they could not make a single move. “A clash between our two Holy Grounds is naturally something that I, a mere body refining disciple of the younger generation, cannot bear responsibility for. However, the only thing I can manage and the only thing I need to manage is this sword in my hand.”
She seemed to have shown weakness, but her words, ‘a mere body refining disciple of the younger generation’, caused her opponent to feel his face flush with fiery heat.
If Si Kongqing is a body refining disciple who could not bear responsibility for a clash between two Holy Grounds, then her opponent was actually the same. Where does he get the qualifications to speak so boldly.
Conflicts between the younger generation of Sun Saint Sect and Broad Creed Mountain were actually commonplace. Each side has their own victories. Unless the matter is truly important, this type of thing will not easily involve the higher ups of each sect. In the eyes of the senior generation, these conflicts were merely a from of training for the younger generation.
Losing a battle means losing face. However, regaining face is a simple matter of winning the next battle. These exchanges will not easily lead to a full out war.
A full out clash between two of the giants of the current world is not a simple matter. It involves far too many things and there are also the other Holy Ground watching on the side. This type of conflict will not easily occur.
However, should this type of conflict actually erupt, then it will definitely unfold on a world changing scale.
Ye Jing coldly smiled and said, “You Sun Saint Sect disciples can’t beat us. So now, the only thing you know how to do is bring up your sect?”
Sun Saint Sect has been at the top of the world in recent years. Their disciples were truly outstanding and thus had become accustomed to acting overbearing when outside the sect. This was especially true of Sun Saint Sect’s newcomer disciples who were even more liable to run amuck without fear. Their attitude towards the disciples of Broad Creed Mountain and the other Holy Grounds had gradually grown tainted with arrogance and contempt.
In conflicts between the younger generations, Sun Saint Sect has earned more victories than defeats against Broad Creed Mountain on the whole. Their current very disadvantaged state had more or less left them in turmoil and disbelief.
That Sun Saint Sect disciple had been inattentive with his words and as a result, Ye Jing and Si Kongqing had crushed him verbally. However, he was pretty gangster so he snorted coldly and said, “He. Today, you have more artifacts so you better make sure we all die here in the Dragon Sealing Abyss if you have the ability, or else some day this debt will be paid. Do you think a mere dozen or more low grade artifacts matter to my Sun Saint Sect?”
Broad Creed Mountain disciples only sneered, “Back before we were using artifacts, were you guys winning?”
The Sun Saint Sect disciples could only seethe with anger. Before everyone started using artifacts, their side was only at a minor disadvantage. Who would have thought that once everyone brought out their weapons, the gap between the two side would only grow wider, and they ended up beaten up like useless grandsons**. They couldn’t even escape properly.
In contrast, the Broad Creed Sect disciples were greatly invigorated with their spirits soaring to unprecedented heights. “This is all thanks to senior brother Yan. The feeling of using equipment to crush people is truly invigorating.”
Just as they said that, the artifact in Ye Jing’s hand suddenly started to vibrate.
Not only him but all the artifacts of every member of Broad Creed Mountain started to vibrate as if in warning.
Then, a single figure appeared in front of everyone without warning.
Framing this person seemed to be over ten million sharp needle-like rays of golden light shining in concert, a dazzling display that incited awe.
As if in response, Ye Jing, Si Kongqing and the other’s artifacts flared with spritual qi and light. They rushed simultaneously to attack the person who had just appeared.
Sharp and pointy golden lights flashed and all sixteen artifacts along with their owners were forced to retreat.
Those sharp and pointy golden lights were like real metal weapon. When they collided with the artifacts, an ear-piercing sound was released.
The Broad Creed Mountain disciples felt as if that acupuncture needle-like light gently pricked them. Then their previously excited blood and qi suddenly stopped flowing. Their effective cultivation seemed to disappear like snow on a hot sunny day, making it difficult to gather any strength.
The dazzling light dissipated to reveal a youth dressed in a golden edged white gown. He stood arrogantly in front of the everyone.
Without any action other than simply standing there, his presence was like an invisible field that pressed down on the surroundings, completely suppressing everyone present.
Then his entire person became like a black hole, creating a large suction force, so that the Broad Creed Mountain disciples could not distance themselves even if they wanted to. Instead, they were forced closer to him by the suction force.
The low grade artifacts of the Broad Creed Mountain disciples had all been blown out of their hands from the earlier exchange. They were currently on the ground flashing with slight radiance.
The Broad Creed Mountain disciples wanted to recall their artifacts through their spiritual link but the artifacts merely vibrated on the ground unable to move, having also been suppressed by that newly arrived person’s strength.
That youth held both his hand behind his back and apathetically said, “This one is Sun Saint Sect’s Chao Yuanlong. Which martial scholar has your Broad Creed Mountain sent to lead your group.”
TN: Cliffhanger. It’s a twist! Stay tuned for tomorrow or something like that. Yes I am evil to tell you at the end rather than at the beginning.
*A sampan is one of those tiny boats with a straw cover roof that you see in those Chinese paintings or postcards.
** This is a reference to seniority. The actual term is gray grandsons. Where gray refers to defeated, which I translated as useless. And grandsons is a reference to seniority because seniority is important in Chinese culture. Your elders have a right to beat you. Your elders are greater than you. That’s the context behind ‘grandson’. This concept is actually seen a lot though more often it’s when a silkpants or a stylish character calls himself your father or your grandfather in reference to how superior they are. You see the main character of Mai Kitsune Waifu call himself grandfather all the time.