Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
At night, the sky was dotted with stars, and the moon was like a plate of food.
It had been three days since the Stargate Sect declared war on Xuanyi Mountain Sect. There was no confrontation between the two sides at the moment, and the Wei Clan also had not yet made an appearance. It was as if nothing had happened.
Many people even began to doubt the authenticity of the news.
A gust of wind blew past, and three black figures silently appeared at the foot of Xuanyi Mountain. They were hidden in the shadows, and if one didn’t look carefully, it would be almost impossible to notice them.
“Is this the Xuanyi Mountain Sect?” the leader of the men in black whispered.
“Boss, let’s go in.”
The man in black on the left was about to move when the ‘boss’ reached out to stop him. “Idiots, we’re assassins, not warriors. How can we go through the front door? If there is an array formation or something, we will die.”
“Come with me.”
As he said that, the leader of the men in black went to the back of Xuanyi Mountain. The other two men followed closely behind him.
The three of them quickly arrived at the back of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. This was a cliff that was more than a thousand meters high. There were almost no footholds here, and even a Xuanyi Mountain Sect cultivator would not be able to climb it.
“Based on my years of experience, this is definitely the place with the least defense. Let’s go up from here,” the leader said.
“Boss is so smart. This place is so steep. The people from Xuanyi Mountain Sect would never expect us to sneak in and assassinate them. Hahaha.”
“As expected of Boss!”
The leader of the men in black enjoyed the praise from his two lackeys. “Be careful. We don’t want to mess it up since this will be our last job, understand?”
“Understood!” The two lackeys nodded repeatedly.
In fact, Liu Feng, the leader, was initially unwilling to accept the mission to assassinate the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, which was an orthodox Martial Dao sect. This was because it was too risky. If he failed, he would have offended two factions at the same time. However, the Stargate Sect’s offer was simply too good to resist.
He had already thought of an escape route. After killing the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, he would immediately flee to another place. With the strength of these three brothers, even if they did not become assassins, he believed that they could still make a name for themselves.
“Very well.” Nodding his head in satisfaction, Liu Feng placed his palms on the stone wall and swiftly climbed up like a gecko.
“Boss, why don’t we just fly up?” one of the lackeys couldn’t help but ask.
The three of them were all Earth Stage cultivators. Although the cliff was over a thousand meters high, it wouldn’t be difficult to fly up.
“Idiot! We’re here to assassinate the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. If we consume too much spirit energy, how are we going to attack later?” another lackey scolded.
“Uh… that’s true.”
If there were outsiders present at this moment, they would definitely recognize these three men in black. This was because they were the most famous assassin trio in recent years: the eldest, Liu Feng, the second, Xiao Yan, and the third, Lin Dong!
The three of them had always been known for their steadiness, accuracy, and ruthlessness. They had assassinated countless high-level cultivators and were widely praised in the industry. They could be said to be like the sun in the midday sky.
This time, the mission given to them by the Stargate Sect was to assassinate the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. As long as they could successfully kill more than three Earth Stage cultivators, they would be able to obtain incomparably generous rewards.
The Stargate Sect enacted this plan to weaken the strength of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect before the battle began and reduce their casualties. After all, even though they were willing to help, the Wei Clan did not care about their losses.
Among the three of them, Liu Feng’s cultivation was the highest, having already reached the late-phase of the Earth Stage. Therefore, his speed was also the fastest, and it did not take long for him to reach the top of the cliff.
However, Liu Feng was shocked when the moment he jumped up, he saw a person sitting on a blue stone not far away. He was so frightened that he almost fell down the cliff!
F*ck, why is there someone here?!
After Liu Feng calmed down, he immediately let out a sigh of relief when he noticed that it was only a young man sitting on the blue stone.
Even if this teenager started cultivating in his mother’s womb, he would at most be at the Profound Stage. He was no one to fear.
At this moment, Xiao Yan and Lin Dong had also climbed up, one after another. When they saw the figure on the blue stone, both of them were shocked, but they quickly heaved a sigh of relief just like Liu Feng.
The four of them looked at each other in silence. The atmosphere was slightly awkward.
“Who are you people? What are you guys doing here?” The young man broke the silence first. There was no hint of panic in his tone.
Liu Feng and the others exchanged glances with one another and could not help but burst out laughing. Truly, like the saying went, newborn calves would not have learned to fear tigers.
“Brat, if you want to blame someone, blame yourself for being unlucky. You should have been sleeping this late in the middle of the night, but instead, you had come here to court death.” As soon as he finished speaking, a silver needle quickly appeared in Lin Dong’s hand, and he casually threw it. It instantly transformed into a sharp light that shot towards the young man.
Yet the young man looked up at the sky as if he had not seen Lin Dong’s attack. “The moon is dark, and the wind is strong,” he sighed. “It is perfect for killing.”
Originally, Qin Jue only came out here to relax because he couldn’t sleep; he certainly didn’t expect to run into these three uninvited guests. Moreover, judging from the situation, these three people clearly didn’t come with good intentions. They were probably assassins from the Stargate Sect.
In the next moment, the silver needle that Lin Dong had flung out disappeared into thin air.
The young man was still sitting on the spot unscathed.
“What happened?” Lin Dong was aghast.
“Wait, could there be an expert nearby?” Liu Feng said cautiously.
As soon as these words were spoken, Xiao Yan immediately withdrew a weapon from his storage ring, a black ruler.
“Who is it?! Come out!” Xiao Yan shouted angrily.
“Boss, why did you hit me?” Xiao Yan covered his head with his hands and said gloomily.
“Idiot! We’re in the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Are you tired of living by shouting so loudly?” Liu Feng said coldly.
Xiao Yan was startled and hurriedly shut his mouth.
After confirming that there were no spirit energy fluctuations in the surroundings, Liu Feng could not help but ask with a frown, “Third Brother, did you miss?”
“Impossible!” Lin Dong shook his head firmly, but on second thought, if he hadn’t missed, how could the silver needle have disappeared? “Why don’t I try again?”
“Don’t worry, Boss. I won’t fail again!” Lin Dong said firmly.
To be safe, he directly threw out more than a dozen silver needles this time and shot them towards Qin Jue in different directions, sealing off all escape routes. Lin Dong believed that even a Profound Stage cultivator would die, without a doubt!
The strange thing was that the silver needles disappeared into thin air when they approached the young man. Even an idiot could tell that the problem was with the young man.
At the same time, the young man raised his right arm, and a strange-looking weapon appeared in his hand. He aimed it at the three of them.
“What’s that?” Liu Feng suddenly had an ominous feeling.
Before Liu Feng could react, a ball of golden light shot toward Lin Dong’s body!
Terrifying spirit energy swept out, causing dazzling flames and dust that appeared especially gorgeous in the night.
Fortunately, Liu Feng, who was standing at the side, managed to defend himself with his protective spirit energy. Even so, he was still sent flying by the shockwave. On the other side, Xiao Yan had done the same.
When the flames and dust dispersed, Lin Dong was found kneeling on the ground with ragged clothes. His hair had already been burnt to ashes, and a charred black hole appeared on his chest. It was the size of a fist and looked as if it almost went through his entire body. This was even after he had used his spirit energy to offset most of the attack.
“Pfft!” Spitting out a mouthful of blood, Lin Dong’s head heavily slammed onto the ground. He was severely injured and on the verge of death!
“What… what is this weapon?” Liu Feng’s mouth was agape as he felt his throat dry up. Fear that he had not felt for a long time gradually surged into his heart.
On the blue stone, Qin Jue slowly stood up and indifferently said, “Sorry, the times have changed.”