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“Sorry, the times have changed.” Qin Jue turned the gun and aimed it at Xiao Yan.
“No! No!” Seeing this, Xiao Yan turned pale with fright. Even Lin Dong was heavily injured by a single shot. It would be the same for him.
Unexpectedly, Qin Jue did not shoot again but asked, “What are you here for?”
Hearing this, Xiao Yan subconsciously looked towards Liu Feng who was standing not far away.
Liu Feng’s face slightly changed as he clenched his teeth and nodded.
Xiao Yan immediately replied, “We’re here to assassinate the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.”
“Who sent you?” Qin Jue asked again.
Xiao Yan shook his head hesitantly. “Well… I can’t tell you tha—”
Before he could finish his sentence, another cluster of golden light flashed, and Xiao Yan fell down. The black ruler in his hand had broken into two and was inserted into the ground.
“Your turn.” Qin Jue looked at Liu Feng.
“Stargate! It’s the Stargate Sect! They sent us here!” Liu Feng hurriedly said.
Even though there were rules in the world of assassins that forbade them from revealing the name of the hiring party, his life was more important at the moment. Liu Feng couldn’t be bothered about it anymore. He didn’t want to die here!
Liu Feng found it hard to believe that a young man who appeared to be in his teens would be so powerful. Furthermore, why had he never seen the weapon in his hand before?
With a flash of golden light, blood spurted from Liu Feng’s mouth as he fell to the ground.
“I’ve already answered you. Why…?” Liu Feng was on the verge of death, and his expression was filled with unwillingness.
“Did I promise you that I wouldn’t shoot?” Qin Jue curled his lips.
Liu Feng: “…”
With this last gunshot, the three of them completely disappeared from the world. Even their ashes were scattered.
Now, the most famous assassin trio in recent years had been completely wiped out. They hadn’t even started their mission and didn’t even see what the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect looked like.
“Stargate…” After dealing with the three unlucky assassins, Qin Jue’s eyes flickered with killing intent.
Unexpectedly, although the Stargate Sect appeared calm on the surface, they actually sent assassins to kill the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect secretly. Fortunately, these three assassins decided to climb up the cliff and coincidentally met him. Otherwise, Xuanyi Mountain Sect would have definitely suffered heavy losses tonight.
These killers might not be a match for the Xuanyi Mountain Sect cultivators, but if they launched a sneak attack, they would most likely have succeeded. After all, this was inside the mountain gate of Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Most people would lower their guard and be less nervous.
“Alas, the trees desire silence, but the wind does not cease.” Sighing, Qin Jue felt a headache coming on.
Even though he didn’t like to cause trouble, trouble would eventually come knocking on his door. This made him very helpless.
“But this thing is quite useful.”
He had only lit up two-tenths of the runes just now, yet he was already able to cause fatal damage to an Earth Stage expert. If he lit up all of them, then it wouldn’t be a problem for him to deal with even a Heaven Stage expert. Moreover, as long as he had sufficient spirit energy, he would be able to launch them without end until he killed the enemy.
“Forget it. I’ll deal with it after I wake up”
Qin Jue yawned, put away his AK-47, and prepared to go back to his room to sleep. Originally, he couldn’t sleep, but now that he moved his muscles a little, he was actually a little sleepy.
As for the Stargate Sect, he had already mentally sentenced them to death. If they hadn’t sent assassins to kill the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, Qin Jue might have waited a while longer, but now, there was no need.
What he could not accept the most was others attacking the people around him.
Just as Qin Jue entered his courtyard, a dazzling stream of light fell from the starry sky.
Stargate Sect, Side Hall
At this moment, almost all the higher-ups of the Stargate Sect had gathered here, where even the people seated at the outermost area had reached the Earth Stage. Sitting at the head of the table was an old man with a weak aura and a pale face.
He was the Stargate Sect Master, Song Yun. Compared to half a month ago, the current Song Yun seemed to have aged several decades.
Half a month ago, Song Yun had been cultivating with the Star-Guiding Technique in the main hall. He didn’t expect that he would suddenly be struck by a meteorite that came from nowhere. Even with his peak-phase strength, he was still severely injured and hadn’t fully recovered yet.
The reason why the Stargate Sect had hired assassins at a high price to kill the higher-ups of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect was because Song Yun’s injuries were too severe, and he would not be able to participate in the battle anytime soon. Thus, he could only weaken the strength of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
“Sect Master, it’s been so long. Why haven’t the three killers sent any news?” Law Enforcement Elder Sun Ting couldn’t help but ask as he looked at the brightening sky outside.
“How should I know?” Song Yun snorted.
In fact, Song Yun was also very puzzled. Based on the strength of those three killers, even if the mission failed, it was impossible that they did not even have a chance to escape. Could it be that they ran away because they were afraid of offending Xuanyi Mountain Sect?
At the moment, that seemed to be the only explanation.
“Tsk, tsk, tsk. Sect Master Song, why go through so much trouble? You can just lead all the cultivators to attack the Xuanyi Mountain Sect and wipe them out directly.”
The one who spoke was a young man. His brows bore some resemblance to Elder Wei from before, but his figure was much thinner and frailer. He looked like he had been hollowed out by something.
If Qin Jue was here, he would definitely ask why he had to have such a sinister smile, as if he was announcing to the world he was a villain. The smile was so twisted it made him seem like a mutated creature.
“Young Master Wei, it’s not that I don’t want to, but I’m injured right now. If I attack rashly, it might just benefit Xuanyi Mountain Sect.” Song Yun smiled bitterly. He was rather helpless towards this young man from the Wei Clan because he couldn’t afford to offend him.
“Alright, then we can only wait for Sect Master Song’s injuries to recover.” The young man shrugged nonchalantly. “By the way, I have already reported Wei Ping’s death to the clan. Soon, the clan will send powerful people to help.”
“Are you serious?” Sun Ting was overjoyed.
The rest of the higher-ups were also elated. After all, the Stargate Sect and the Xuanyi Mountain Sect had fought for many years and knew each other’s strengths very well. Both sides were basically equally matched, and if they really fought, both sides would most likely suffer heavy losses.
However, if the Wei Clan was helping them, the situation would completely change, especially now that there was a Heaven Stage expert hidden in the Xuanyi Mountain Sect.
“Hehe, since our Wei Clan has already given our word to help you destroy the Xuanyi Mountain Sect and become the strongest faction in this region, you can rest assured. We will definitely not go back on our word,” the young man said proudly.
As a direct descendant of one of the seven great clans, the young man was indeed worthy of his confidence.
“Thank you, Young Master Wei. We appreciate what the Wei Clan is doing for us.”
A smile appeared on Song Yun’s aged face. As long as they destroyed the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, no one would compete with them for cultivation resources in this area anymore. They could even use the protection of the Wei Clan to grow stronger.
Of course, according to the young man, the Wei Clan was not just helping the Stargate Sect unconditionally. The price was that the Sect had to become a vassal force of the Wei Clan. However, this did not matter to Song Yun.
“In that case, Sect Master Song, I will take my leave first.” After saying this, the young man stood up and walked out of the side hall.
“Hmm? What’s that?” Not long after he left the side hall, the young man subconsciously raised his head and saw a huge ball of light descending from the sky!
As it got closer, it revealed itself to be a meteorite!
In an instant, the meteorite fell, and the sturdy side hall collapsed almost instantly. Then, a destructive shock wave spread out!