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Compared to the joyous and harmonious Xuanyi Mountain Sect, the Stargate Sect could be said to be in a dismal state.
If the meteorite that fell last time only destroyed the main hall and did not affect anything else, then the one that fell this time could be said to be devastating. Not only was the entire mountain flattened, the shockwaves that spread out had also destroyed a large number of buildings, causing dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Song Yun, who was in the epicenter of the impact, died on the spot. Not even his corpse was left behind. Vice Sect Master Mu Chen was also heavily injured, and many of the higher-ups didn’t survive. The ones that did were all missing limbs.
The meteorite was still “embedded” in its original spot and did not move. It looked exceptionally magnificent.
Reality proved that in front of a true “natural disaster”, even cultivators, who were known to defy the heavens, would not be able to resist. At the very least, a Heaven Stage cultivator would not be able to do anything.
As the saying went, everyone would kick a man who was down. Some of the Stargate Sect cultivators who sensed that the situation was not right decided to simply pack up and leave. After all, they were in a state of war with the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Staying behind was no different from waiting for death.
This was especially true for those genius disciples with extraordinary statuses. They were all taken away by the clans behind them, afraid that they would be too late if they were a step slower.
Of course, these people didn’t leave with nothing. They also took away all the things that they could take away. The sect’s cultivation-technique manuals, spirit artifacts, and medicinal pills were almost completely looted.
Initially, because of Song Yun’s injuries, the people in the sect were worried about declaring war on Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Now that Song Yun was dead, the Vice Sect Master was severely injured, and the higher-ups were almost completely wiped out, why would they choose to stay and defend the sect to the death?
In a short day, there were less than a thousand people left in the Stargate Sect that once had more than ten thousand disciples, and most of the people staying were old, weak, sick, or disabled.
Who would have thought that the powerful Stargate Sect that had occupied this region for hundreds of years would collapse just like that due to a meteorite?
“Vice Sect Master, you’re awake,” beside the ruins, a Stargate cultivator said respectfully.
Ever since he was hit by the meteorite, Vice Sect Master Mu Chen had been unconscious due to his serious injuries and had only woken up now.
Looking at the huge meteorite in front of him, the vice sect master had a sudden reality check. It took a while before he finally reacted and roared towards the sky, “Why?! Why?! Why did this happen?!”
Mu Chen was one of the only two Heaven Stage experts in the Stargate Sect. When the meteorite fell, he was the closest to Song Yun. Luckily, he had summoned a spirit energy shield in time and barely managed to survive. However, he wasn’t able to save his son, who was also a higher-up of the Stargate Sect. One could only imagine how he was feeling right now.
In his rage, Mu Chen spat out a mouthful of blood. His already weak aura became even more dispirited, and he nearly fainted.
“”Vice Sect Master!””
The surrounding Stargate cultivators immediately surrounded him. At this moment, Mu Chen was their only hope. If anything happened to him, then they would really be done for.
“I’m fine.” Taking a deep breath, Mu Chen wiped the blood off the corner of his lips and took out a medicinal pill from his storage ring, starting his recovery.
Not long after, Mu Chen opened his eyes. Although his face was still pale, his aura had improved.
“Where’s the Sect Master?” Since Mu Chen had been unconscious, he did not know the current situation.
One of the elders braced himself. “Sect Master… is dead.”
At this time, he was the least injured among the higher-ups of the Stargate Sect as only his arms and chest were injured, and he could still move normally.
“What?” Mu Chen felt as if he had been struck by lightning when he heard this. His emotions that had just calmed down nearly erupted once more.
Song Yun was actually dead?!
Mu Chen seemed to have thought of something as he slowly stood up. He looked around and noticed that the entire Stargate Sect was filled with desolation.
Where was the flourishing appearance from before?
Wait a minute, why was the poisonous fruit he had planted being taken away? That thing can’t be eaten!
“It’s over…” Mu Chen fell to his knees with despair written all over his face.
“Hmph. I told you long ago that we should have attacked Xuanyi Mountain Sect directly. If that was the case, we wouldn’t have been wiped out by a meteorite.”
Hearing this, Mu Chen looked in the direction of the voice and saw a man covered in white bandages, who looked like a mummy, being pushed over.
“You are…?” Mu Chen was puzzled. He felt that this ‘mummy’ was somewhat familiar, as if he had seen him somewhere before.
“I’m Wei Ling!”
“Young Master Wei? You’re still alive!” Mu Chen had been stunned for a moment before he rejoiced.
“What? Were you hoping I was dead?” Wei Ling said coldly.
In fact, with Wei Ling’s strength as an early-phase Earth Stage cultivator, if not for the fact that he had just left the side hall and saw the meteorite falling, he would have died long ago. Even so, he was still severely injured by the shockwave and ended up in his current state.
“No, no, no! Young Master Wei is blessed by the heavens. How could he possibly die?” Mu Chen shook his head. Although the Stargate Sect had suffered many casualties and was on the verge of collapse, as long as they clung onto the Wei Clan, they might have a chance to make a comeback.
Especially since Song Yun had fallen and he was the only Heaven Stage cultivator left in the Stargate Sect.
If the Wei Clan was willing to continue supporting the Sect, Mu Chen would definitely benefit the most and become the new Sect Master. Thinking about this, the despair in his heart was swept away, and he had even forgotten about his son being smashed to death.
“Hmph, I don’t need you to tell me!” Wei Ling pursed his lips and said gloomily, “I thought it was going to be an easy job. I certainly didn’t expect it to turn out like this.”
In Wei Ling’s opinion, helping the Stargate Sect eliminate a mere backwater faction should have been as easy as turning over his hand. And so long as he completed the mission, his status within the clan would have improved, and he would have been placed in some important position.
Who would have thought that because of a meteorite, the entire situation would change so drastically?
He himself was severely injured and almost lost his life.
Sighing, Wei Ling said seriously, “The experts sent by the clan will arrive today. Whether we can convince them will depend on Sect Master Mu’s performance.”
At this point, even Wei Ling wasn’t sure if his clan would continue to help the Stargate Sect. After all, considering the current strength of the Sect, it simply wasn’t worth supporting.
Before he finished his sentence, a black dot appeared on the horizon. It approached from afar and arrived above the Stargate Sect.
Everyone was shocked. When they focused, they saw that it was actually a huge ship floating in the air!
“It’s our clan’s Cloud Piercing Spirit Ship!” Wei Ling exclaimed.
The Cloud Piercing Spirit Ship was an air-transportation spirit artifact that could travel thousands of kilometers in a day. Furthermore, it possessed extremely powerful destructive capabilities. It was almost no weaker than a Heaven Stage expert!
Even Wei Ling did not expect the clan to send out the Cloud Piercing Spirit Ship!
Just as everyone was in shock, four figures flew down from the spirit ship. Each of them had a deep aura that was as vast as an abyss. It had become suffocating.
“Such powerful spirit pressure!” Mu Chen hid his shock. He had only felt this spirit pressure from Song Yun at his peak.
The leader of the four was a handsome young man. He had sharp brows, bright eyes, red lips, and white teeth. Even though his aura was the weakest compared to the other three, they were still extremely respectful towards him.
Seeing the handsome young man in the lead, Wei Ling’s pupils constricted. “Brother… why are you here?”
Wei Ling’s tone was slightly trembling, and there was even a hint of fear.
Because the handsome young man before him was the strongest expert of the Wei Clan’s younger generation — Wei Longtao!