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Wei Zheng wasn’t an idiot. As a peak Heaven Stage expert, his actual age was already over ninety. Thus, he understood this principle very well: there would always be someone better than oneself, especially in this world where the strong preyed on the weak.
Even though it was a bit hard to accept, the truth was right in front of their eyes. Three Heaven Stage fiend beasts had already died, and not even the fiend crystals were left behind. As for the culprit, it was the youth in front of them who only looked to be in his teens.
Most importantly, they didn’t sense any spirit energy fluctuations from the beginning to the end. In other words, the three Heaven Stage fiend beasts were instantly killed without any ability to resist.
To Wei Zheng’s knowledge, only a Supreme Stage cultivator could do something like this!
The reason why the Seven Great Clans could dominate a region and dominate other forces was not because they had many Heaven Stage experts, but because they all had at least a Supreme Stage expert holding down the fort!
Who would have thought that a Supreme Stage expert was hidden in the small Xuanyi Mountain Sect?
“Impossible, there must be a mistake somewhere…” Wei Zheng’s expression was sluggish, his face full of disbelief.
An unparalleled expert was secretly hiding in the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Why?!
It wasn’t just Wei Zheng, but even the First Elder was dumbfounded. He had watched Qin Jue grow up with his own eyes and knew that ever since the previous Sect Master passed away, Qin Jue had rarely cultivated. He either drank wine or slept all day.
How could such a lazy fellow be a Supreme Stage expert?
Bai Ye was the only one who remained calm. His expression did not change at all, and he even felt like laughing.
“What’s going on? Elders, why are your contractual fiend beasts all dead?”
At this moment, Wei Longtao flew out from the main hall below with the extremely depressed Wei Ling in his hand. He had no idea what was going on.
Wei Zheng did not answer Wei Longtao’s question, but pointed at Qin Jue and said bitterly, “Young Master, this person… is very likely a Supreme Stage—”
“What?” Wei Longtao was stunned. He thought he had misheard. “Supreme Stage? Elder Wei Zheng, are you joking with me?”
After saying this, Wei Longtao finally realized that Wei Zheng’s expression was abnormally grave. Even Wei Jia and Wei Yi were silent. Wei Longtao would have to be extremely stupid to not be able to tell that Wei Zheng was being serious.
However, why was there a Supreme Stage expert here?
In the entire Southern Land, all Supreme Stage cultivators were well known and ruled over large regions. Even the itinerant ones were well-known.
Moreover, Wei Longtao had seen Supreme Stage experts in person before. Although high-level cultivators could stay young forever, the feeling they gave others was completely different. No matter how one looked at it, Qin Jue didn’t look like an old monster that had lived for more than a hundred years.
Wei Longtao knew that his talent was extraordinary as he was a genius of the Wei Clan that had not appeared in the world for a hundred years. Even so, he had still only stepped into the Heaven Stage after thirty years of age, and he was far from reaching the Supreme Stage.
Now, he was suddenly told that there was a Supreme Stage-realm expert in the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, and on top of that, he was a youth? How could Wei Longtao bring himself to believe such news?
Wei Zheng was not surprised by Wei Longtao’s reaction, because he had the same doubts. However, now was not the time to think about this.
After hesitating for a while, Wei Zheng spoke with an awkward tone, “Senior… we were wrong to be so rude. I hope Senior will forgive us and let us go.”
Wei Zheng knew very well how terrifying Supreme Stage experts were, so he chose to lower his head without any hesitation. At the very least, he absolutely could not act tough in front of them now.
After all, even three Heaven Stage fiend beasts had been instantly killed, so what could they do?
Qin Jue: “???”
Why was it different from what was written in novels? Shouldn’t villains be unwilling to believe in their opponent’s strength and then fight it out, only to be slapped to death by him?
Why did he just admit defeat?
Did he get the script wrong?
Fortunately, Wei Longtao’s reaction made Qin Jue heave a sigh of relief.
“Wait!” Wei Longtao interrupted Wei Zheng and said coldly, “Alright, say we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and believe that he’s a Supreme Stage expert. But so what? So what if he is?”
“Young Master…” Wei Zheng panicked and wanted to stop Wei Longtao.
However, Wei Longtao didn’t give him a chance to speak. “Our Wei Clan has more than one Supreme Stage expert. Why should we be afraid of him?”
Hey, hey, hey, don’t drag us into this. If you want to die then die alone! Wei Zheng really wanted to curse. Are you a pig? Can’t you see our current situation?
If it wasn’t for Wei Longtao’s extremely high status in the Wei Clan, Wei Zheng probably wouldn’t have been able to resist the urge to charge up and give him a good beating.
Qin Jue threw his head back and laughed. “At least you didn’t disappoint me.”
As he spoke, Qin Jue took out his “AK-47” from his storage ring. He had wanted to use this thing to fight a Heaven Stage cultivator for a long time, but unfortunately, there had been no targets for him to test it on? Now that he had the chance, how could he waste such an opportunity?
“Who wants to go first?”
Seeing this, everyone was stunned.
What kind of weapon was that? Why had they never seen it before?
“Hmph, I want to see just how powerful you are.” Wei Longtao wasn’t afraid in the slightest, and he tossed Wei Ling over to Wei Zheng before instructing, “Protect my younger brother.”
“Young Master…” Wei Zheng was truly speechless. Even our three contracted fiend beasts weren’t his match. Aren’t you courting death by going up?
Before he could finish his sentence, a ball of golden light suddenly attacked at an unbelievable speed!
“Be careful, Young Master!” Wei Zheng cried out anxiously.
With a loud bang, a violent spirit energy swept out, making it difficult to look straight at it.
However, when the spirit energy dissipated, Wei Longtao was miraculously unharmed. His body was enshrouded in red light that formed an indestructible barrier.
“The Supreme Stage spirit artifact, Absolute Defensive Barrier!” Wei Zheng said in astonishment. “The patriarch actually gave this artifact to you?”
The other two elders were equally surprised. This Absolute Defensive Barrier was one of Wei Clan’s most valuable treasures. It could nullify any attack, and not even a Supreme Stage attack would be able to break it. No wonder Wei Longtao was so confident. With the Absolute Defensive Barrier, even if Qin Jue was a Supreme Stage expert, there was nothing he could do.
“Eh? He blocked it?” Qin Jue was slightly surprised. Although he had only lit up 50% of the runes, the power should be enough to injure an ordinary Heaven Stage cultivator.
“Junior Brother, he’s equipped with a Supreme spirit artifact,” Bai Ye reminded.
“I see.” Qin Jue was suddenly enlightened.
Similar to cultivators, there were also ranks for spirit artifacts. And the difference between a Supreme Stage cultivator who possessed a Supreme Stage artifact and a Supreme Stage cultivator who did not could be said to be the difference between heaven and earth.
The fact that Wei Longtao was able to obtain a Supreme Stage spirit artifact at middle-phase Heaven Stage showed how much importance the Wei Clan attached to him.
“Since that’s the case, let’s go all out then.” Qin Jue grinned, revealing his white teeth.
Another golden light shot out. This time, Qin Jue lit up all the runes!
Dazzling flames erupted in the air, creating a violent storm of spirit energy. The expressions of Wei Zheng and the others changed slightly as they hurriedly retreated, afraid of being affected.
Soon, the fire dissipated, but Wei Longtao was still unharmed, standing there proudly. The red light around his body had also become thicker.
“It’s useless. Your attacks are useless against me.”