Chapter 58: I Used to Hug You When You Were Young
The Spirit Central World was vast and boundless. Even the land of the Southern Land alone was about five to six times the surface area of Earth.
The Four Major Sects were able to become the four most powerful Martial Dao factions in the Southern Land not only because they had Legendary Stage experts holding down the fort, but also because they had a deep foundation and hundreds of thousands of other disciples.
In comparison, the Xuanyi Mountain Sect was just an unremarkable small faction in the Southern Land. If it weren’t for Qin Jue’s existence, it would have long been casually destroyed by the Wei Clan.
Now, the Four Major Sects had actually invited the Xuanyi Mountain Sect to participate in the war. Thus, it could be seen how serious the situation had become.
“What exactly happened?”
Qin Jue frowned slightly. He had not read the news on the spirit tablet these days, so he didn’t know the exact situation.
Originally, he thought that the Four Major Sects would definitely win. He definitely did not expect it to turn out like this.
“The Purple Spirit Race and the fiend beasts had joined forces and launched a large-scale beast attack, defeating the Thunder Breeze Sect, which had lost its Legendary Stage expert. After the Thunder Breeze Sect was defeated, the Four Major Sects have also become more exposed to danger.”
Bai Ye explained slowly, “The Sword Sect was the first to bear the brunt of the attack, and they suffered heavy casualties. The two Legendary Stage experts were even besieged, and both of them were injured. Immediately after that, the Profound Yellow Sect and the Archaic Mysteries Sect also suffered casualties…”
Because of the addition of the fiend beasts, the war had been completely turned around. The Four Major Sects had suffered heavy losses, and countless high-level cultivators had died. They had no choice but to temporarily retreat from the wilderness.
Now that the matter had developed to this point, it was obvious that the strength of the Four Major Sects alone could no longer stop the enemies. They could only seek help from other factions. The six great clans had long been summoned over. Now, even a small and unknown faction like the Xuanyi Mountain Sect had been invited.
In reality, everyone knew that if even the Four Major Sects could not stop them, the situation had truly become hopeless. And no matter how many cultivators joined, they would only last a few more days.
That was why Bai Ye said that the Southern Land was really in danger this time.
Even so, it was impossible for the Four Major Sects to retreat. Otherwise, the Southern Land would definitely fall.
“Junior Brother, I know you don’t like to be a busybody, and I’ve never asked you to help me before. But this time, I hope you can save the Southern Land.”
At this point, Bai Ye’s expression was abnormally grave.
Unlike Qin Jue who had transmigrated, Bai Ye was born in the Spirit Central World and had different emotions towards the Southern Land. If he wasn’t forced to, he wouldn’t have troubled Qin Jue.
Hearing this, Qin Jue was speechless. He had originally planned to take action if the Four Major Sects of this world couldn’t deal with him. Now that even Bai Ye had requested for his help, how could he refuse?
“Don’t worry, Senior Brother. Leave it to me.”
Qin Jue nodded solemnly.
“Hehe, I knew Junior Brother would definitely not refuse.”
As soon as these words were spoken, Bai Ye immediately hugged Qin Jue in excitement, wishing he could just kiss him.
With a scream, Bai Ye’s entire body was embedded into the wall behind him, his face filled with pain.
“What did you do that for? I used to hug you when you were young,” Bai Ye said gloomily with an aggrieved face.
Qin Jue was expressionless as he slowly raised his fist.
“Wait! Wait! My bad. I won’t hug you anymore.”
Bai Ye was shocked and quickly screamed.
A minute later, Bai Ye pulled himself out of the wall and asked with a smile, “Junior Brother, when do you plan on going?”
In the past, Qin Jue had only been watching because he had decided not to interfere. Now that he had decided to help, he would definitely not hold back.
Bai Ye was stunned. Before he could react, Qin Jue had already disappeared from where he was standing.
At the same time, on a plain more than 50,000 kilometers away, the war between the Four Major Sects and the Purple Spirit Race was in full swing. Intense spirit energy fluctuations could be sensed in an area of 5,000 kilometers. All sorts of spirit artifacts collided, shaking the heavens and the earth as if the sky was about to be torn apart.
Although the Four Major Sects had suffered heavy losses under the siege of the Purple Spirit Race and the fiend beasts, and even a few Legendary Stage experts were severely injured, they were still the Martial Dao factions with the deepest foundation in the Southern Land after all. With the help of cultivators from all over, even though they were defeated, they were still not completely helpless.
It was just that no one expected the Purple Spirit Race and the fiend beasts to be so persistent in their pursuit, as if they planned on wiping them out in one go.
“Dammit! These fiend beasts just keep coming. We can’t kill them all no matter what!”
A disciple dressed in the attire of a Sword Sect disciple controlled his flying sword to continuously kill the fiend beasts that were charging towards him. However, these fiend beasts seemed to be unafraid of death. No matter how many were killed, more would immediately rush forward.
“I never expected the Purple Spirit Race to ally with the fiend beasts!” Zhao Tiezhu gritted his teeth as he cursed. A few days after he and Wang Erxi had escaped from the wilderness, they had returned to the Sword Sect to report this matter. However, no one believed them then. Only when the Purple Spirit Race army broke through sixteen cities did the Four Major Sects finally react.
Zhao Tiezhu had originally thought that with the strength of the Four Major Sects, they could easily defeat the Purple Spirit Race, but now, they were surrounded by fiend beasts. It could be imagined how depressed Zhao Tiezhu was.
He had yet to have in-depth discussions with his junior brother. How could he die here?
“If this continues, we’ll be done for sooner or later.”
Another Archaic Mysteries Sect disciple said miserably, drenched in blood.
As far as the eye could see, fiend beasts and purple fiends were everywhere with their overbearing numbers.
The higher-ups of the Four Major Sects were also being besieged by high-level fiend beasts and the experts of the Purple Spirit Race and were unable to protect themselves. From time to time, a few figures would fall from the sky and die.
At this moment, a purple light suddenly shot towards the Archaic Mysteries Sect disciple. It shot just in the right angle and headed straight for his vital points!
Seeing that this Archaic Mysteries Sect disciple was about to be severely injured, a black light flew over from afar and offset the purple light.
This Archaic Mysteries Sect disciple was immediately overjoyed. He raised his head and realized that the person who had helped him was a tall and handsome young man in black.
“Thank you, Senior Brother from the Profound Yellow Sect!”
The disciple of the Archaic Mysteries Sect quickly thanked him.
The black-robed youth, who was referred to as the Senior Brother of the Profound Yellow Sect, did not even spare a glance at the person he just saved. His hands danced, leaving behind afterimages. Not only did he kill all the fiend beasts and Purple Spirit Race warriors that approached him, but he also took the time to help other cultivators.
This person was Shen Zhiwen, who had just arrived at the battlefield.
“Eldest Senior Brother, you’re consuming too much spirit energy fighting like this.”
The Profound Yellow Sect disciples beside him could not help but remind him.
This was a battlefield, not a training ground. Expending too much spirit energy would only result in death.
“My master said that the blood of the strong flows for the weak. If not to help the weak, what’s the point of having so much spirit energy?”
Shen Zhiwen said expressionlessly.
Before he could finish speaking, a dazzling fire light suddenly lit up. Accompanied by waves of spirit energy hurricanes, a cry of surprise sounded, “Senior Sister, are you alright?”
Shen Zhiwen raised his eyes and looked over. He saw that the person who just spoke was a disciple of the Thunder Breeze Sect. Standing in front of that disciple was a beautiful woman. Although she was seriously injured, she did not back down. She could be said to be peerless in beauty.
“It’s the holy maiden of the Thunder Breeze Sect, Su Yan.”
Shen Zhiwen immediately recognized the other party.
The Thunder Breeze Sect had suffered the most losses in this battle. He believed that even if the humans could ultimately defeat the Purple Spirit Race, their sect would definitely fall out of the ranks of the Four Major Sects.
Moreover, due to the death of Patriarch Thunder Breeze, almost the entire Thunder Breeze Sect had been charging at the front with fearless determination as they wanted to seek revenge. Even the holy maiden was no exception. Countless experts from the Thunder Breeze Sect had died in battle.
At this moment, the absolute beauty was fighting an expert of the Purple Spirit Race. Perhaps it was because she was injured, but she quickly vomited blood and retreated, her face as pale as paper.
Seeing this, Shen Zhiwen rushed over without thinking.
Wherever he passed, regardless of whether it was the Purple Spirit Race warriors or fiend beasts, they were all knocked over by Shen Zhiwen. There was a faint aura of superiority coming from his body!