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Zhao Tiezhu and Wang Erxi were core disciples of the Sword Sect, one of the Four Major Sects of the Southern Land. Both of them had reached the Heaven Stage and were absolute geniuses.
The two of them had traveled thousands of kilometers away from their sect because they had heard that a secret treasure was about to appear in the wilderness of the Western Land.
After two months of waiting, the secret treasure finally appeared. Then, in order to snatch the secret treasure, cultivators from all over started fighting without hesitation. The scene was extremely tragic.
Zhao Tiezhu and Wang Erxi were no exception.
At this moment, disaster struck.
A group of experts of another race suddenly appeared out of nowhere and attacked them without saying a word. Because everyone had already been fighting over the treasure, there were already countless deaths and injuries. The remaining cultivators were either injured or had exhausted too much of their spirit energy.
How could they be a match for these experts?
The battle was almost one-sided.
Thankfully, Zhao Tiezhu and Wang Erxi reacted quickly and fled using their sect’s escape technique.
However, those experts didn’t give up because of this, and they actually pursued them for three days and three nights. All along the way, the two of them fought and retreated, and their injuries grew even heavier.
Just as they passed through this mountain range and were about to be caught by their pursuers, the mountain range behind them suddenly exploded…
Yes, Zhao Tiezhu was certain that he had not seen wrongly. It was like the end of the world. The experts that were chasing after them were instantly devoured by the light, leaving not even their bones. If not for Zhao Tiezhu and Wang Erxi leaving the mountain range and going underground at their fastest speed, they would have died together with the experts.
Even so, the two were still injured and almost lost their lives.
“Are you okay?” Zhao Tiezhu looked at his junior brother.
“I’m fine.” Wang Erxi shook his head. It was already extremely fortunate that they were able to keep their lives, so this bit of injury was nothing.
Both of them looked at the devastation in front of them and gulped.
“This…” Zhao Tiezhu was shocked speechless.
What kind of existence could cause such shocking destruction?
“Did a Supreme Stage expert pass by here just now?”
“No, it should be a Legendary Stage expert,” Wang Erxi said firmly.
As soon as these words were spoken, the air fell silent.
In the entire Southern Land, even the Four Major Sects didn’t possess more than ten Legendary Stage experts, and every single one of them was renowned and feared.
Why would a Legendary Stage expert suddenly appear here? And why would he destroy this mountain range for no reason?
Or perhaps, the other party had intended to make a move against those experts that were chasing after them, but he went too far and accidentally destroyed the mountain range as well?
“Regardless, this Legendary Stage expert shouldn’t be an enemy.” Zhao Tiezhu forced a smile.
“I think so too,” Wang Erxi agreed.
Taking a deep breath, Zhao Tiezhu pulled himself together and said, “We should inform the sect as soon as possible. The sudden appearance of experts of another race must mean there’s a conspiracy.”
The Spiritual Central World was vast and boundless. It was filled with all kinds of living beings. Naturally, there were not only humans.
The experts that had chased after Zhao Tiezhu and Wang Erxi were a race with purple skin. They were known as “purple fiends”. All of them were tall and sturdy, and possessed boundless strength. Even their females were no exception. Because of the violent nature of the purple fiends, they also enjoyed fighting a lot.
Three hundred years ago, they had been jointly expelled from the Southern Land by the Four Major Sects. They were forced to live an ignoble existence at the border between the Western Land and the Southern Land. The environment there was harsh, and resources were scarce.
As time passed, everyone thought it was only a matter of time before they would die out. Therefore, the Four Major Sects did not continue to persecute them. Unexpectedly, they had made a comeback.
“Well, let’s get out of here before we run into any more purple fiends.” Wang Erxi finished speaking and was about to move when his face suddenly turned pale; he even spat out a mouthful of blood.
“Junior Brother!” Zhao Tiezhu was shocked and quickly went forward to support Wang Erxi. “Junior Brother, your injuries are too serious. Let me carry you.”
Hearing this, Wang Erxi’s face turned slightly red, but he did not refuse. “Okay.”
Zhao Tiezhu was secretly delighted. After experiencing this life-and-death situation, their relationship had improved. He immediately carried Wang Erxi on his back and flew towards the nearest city.
After the two of them left, the wilderness had completely recovered its calm. However, after an unknown period of time, an ear-piercing sound of air being torn apart suddenly resounded from afar, and then, over ten figures that seemed like giants appeared. Most importantly, all of them had purple skin.
The dozen or so purple fiends seemed to be searching for something. When they saw the ruins of the mountain range, they immediately stopped.
A purple fiend bowed and said with a trembling voice, “Your Majesty, His Highness’s aura disappeared from here.”
Anyone would be able to tell that the odds were against this so-called “Highness” surviving.
The purple fiend who was referred to as “Your Majesty” was a burly male who was more than two meters tall. His chest was bare, and his nipples were exposed. He was wearing the fur of a fiend beast, and his entire body was covered in scars. He looked fierce.
“I can’t believe that a Legendary Stage expert from the Human Race has taken action!” the purple-skinned burly male said solemnly.
“”What?”” The dozen or so purple fiends who were accompanying the purple-skinned burly male changed their expressions drastically and revealed frightened expressions.
“Hmph, what’s there to be afraid of? So what if he’s a Legendary Stage expert? The Purple Spirit Race has returned this time to wash away the shame from three hundred years ago and let the Four Major Sects know the pain we’ve suffered over these years!”
The burly male said coldly, “Contact the other tribes. The war between us and the humans begins now.”
At this moment, Qin Jue still didn’t know that he had unexpectedly saved two Sword Sect disciples. What he didn’t know was that his actions had inadvertently sped up the war between the Purple Spirit Race and the Human Race.
By the time he returned to the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, the sky was already dark. Qin Jue put away the gold-plated Gatling gun and found that the girl had just finished her cultivation and was about to leave.
The girl was surprised to see Qin Jue. “I thought you went to sleep.”
Do I look like I enjoy sleeping that much?
Uh… that did seem to be the case…
Seeing Qin Jue remain silent, the girl waved her hand and said, “I’m leaving. See you tomorrow.”
“See you tomorrow.”
This place had become a training ground for the young girl. As long as she had no lessons, she would come here every day.
Just as Qin Jue was about to cook some delicacies to reward himself, a deafening explosion suddenly sounded in the main hall. He then saw a ball of black smoke rise high into the sky and condense into a terrifying skull that was sinister and horrifying.
Could it be another idiot looking for trouble?
Without time to think, Qin Jue quickly arrived outside the main hall. Before he could enter, he saw a black figure leaving the hall.
Qin Jue focused his eyes. It was none other than the sect master of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect, Bai Ye!
“Senior Brother, you…” The corner of Qin Jue’s mouth twitched slightly, not understanding what was going on.
“Cough, cough, cough!”
At this moment, Bai Ye’s face was covered in dirt, and he was in a sorry state. There was no trace of his usual sage-like appearance.
Being stopped by Qin Jue, Bai Ye awkwardly rubbed his hands and said, “Haha, it’s nothing. It’s just that I didn’t control the fire properly when I was refining the pill just now and accidentally… blew up the furnace.”
Qin Jue: “…”