Ancient Godly Monarch - Chapter 958: Tripartite Confrontation
Chapter 958: Tripartite Confrontation
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
In the City of Ancient Emperors, the disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect were all in a state of dispiritedness. Their treasures had all been cleanly seized away, and they were all suffering from various degrees of injuries; it was simply a great humiliation.
However, not one of them were in a temper because at the very least, they could leave that place alive. This was actually because Qin Wentian had taken pity on them, saying that it wasn’t easy for their cultivation base to reach such a stage. If not, and had Qin Wentian ordered a slaughter, they would all be dead men. How brutal would that be?
No one believed that Qin Wentian would dare to kill, yet Qin Wentian had actually done so in the face of Que Tianyi’s master, an immortal emperor. How could he be bothered with killing a few more then? He didn’t kill them simply because he didn’t intend to kill them. They had once partaken in the same examination together during the Eastern Sage Immortal banquet, and now their lives were in his hands. He was the lofty sect leader of the Qin Sect. And these disciples from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect couldn’t even stand against a single strike from him.
Right after stepping into the City of Ancient Emperors, Qin Wentian had already given them an unforgettable lesson. It was highly likely that in this life, they would never be able to forget that scene which occurred earlier.
This group of geniuses all seemed to have the life beaten out of them. They quietly walked around the City of Ancient Emperors, but right at this moment, in the space before them, a black-robed figure suddenly appeared. The body of this figure shimmered with a dark golden light, and a stifling pressure radiated from him. One could feel how overwhelmingly powerful and sharp he was—this man was definitely an extremely dangerous character.
The disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect no longer dared to underestimate any of the geniuses here in the City of Ancient Emperors. They stared at the figure as he descended from the air. His hands were clasped behind his back, and his dark golden eyes looked extremely terrifying. He gazed at them all and asked, “Humiliated by the Qin Sect?”
Gusu Tianqi tilted his head and stared at the man who’d just appeared. “What’s that got to do with you?”
A cold smile appeared on the young man’s face. He then stated, “Coincidentally, I’ve been meaning to establish a power of my own. From now on, you guys can follow me.”
“Arrogant.” The disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect stared at the figure before them. Yet another arrogant individual. With just a sentence, he wanted the geniuses of their Eastern Sage Immortal Sect to follow him?
“Although we were defeated, that doesn’t mean that our strength is weak. Why must we follow you?” one of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect’s geniuses spoke icily. Before this, the anger they were suppressing felt like it could violently erupt at any moment.
“Why?” That person coldly laughed, “Don’t you guys feel as weak as ants in the City of Ancient Emperors? However, I’m able to allow your pride to continue existing here. I, Mo Xie, am the only one who can bestow upon you all such glory.”
This person who’d just appeared was none other than Mo Xie. His gaze turned sharp as he advanced towards the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect’s disciples. His aura gushed forth and the vastness of the might he generated caused everyone to feel how powerful he was. Gusu Tianqi’s countenance changed as he seriously stared at this person before them.
“Qin Wentian alone was enough to cause all your face and prestige to be swept to the ground. With him here, you guys in the City of Ancient Emperors are destined to never be able to raise your head up high. However, I alone am enough to threaten the entire Qin Sect.” Mo Xie’s words were incomparably arrogant. He was now in front of Gusu Tianqi, his hand stretched towards him. In the next instant, Gusu Tianqi only felt a stifling pressure boring down on him. That shocking strength was so strong that he couldn’t even breathe.
—BOOM!— Gusu Tianqi unleashed his constellation. A sun furnace appeared and the surrounding temperature towered up. Mo Xie glanced upwards, his dark golden eyes were extremely terrifying, and shot a ray of light towards the numerous suns that appeared. However, powerful sun spears manifested and shot back towards him. Mo Xie grabbed out in the air, and a dark golden gigantic palm imprint immediately captured all the sun spears aiming for him, crushing them with ease. With a thunderous boom, the sun furnace was destroyed by Mo Xie and its terrifying flames began spewing about in all directions.
At the same time, Mo Xie appeared right before Gusu Tianqi, with only a few inches separating them. He coldly spoke, “In front of me, Qin Wentian can only flee. How could you guys ever be my opponent? I can give you a choice. Follow me or die?”
As the sound of Mo Xie’s words faded away, a destructive might enveloped everyone in the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. It felt like with his strength alone, he could instantly lay waste to all the geniuses present before him.
Gusu Tianqi stared at that pair of dark golden eyes; Mo Xie was akin to a true devil. He finally understood why geniuses of the immortal realms came to the City of Ancient Emperors to temper themselves. Because here they were able to see the most elite of their own generations, and widen their horizons. They wouldn’t be frogs in the well, believing that they were unrivaled under the heavens merely with their puny strength.
Mo Xie recruited these disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect who were just defeated and humiliated by the Qin Sect. Not only that, the news of Mo Xie establishing a power soon circulated around the City of Ancient Emperors, and there were many who came forth to join it.
The sect leader was Mo Xie, ranked second in the Immortal Ascension Rankings. He was someone more powerful than Nanfeng Yunxi or Qin Wentian.
Why was the Violet Sect so powerful? It was because they had Zi Daoyang, who was ranked at the top of the Immortal Ascension Rankings.
And now, Mo Xie had established his own power, and had named his sect: Evil Palace!
It felt like the Evil Palace was destined to rise in power. In a few short days, hundreds of geniuses had joined. Among them were even those who’d ranked in the Immortal Ascension Rankings, and they were all extremely ruthless and cruel characters.
This caused people to think of the declining Twin Stars Alliance. Because they’d been defeated by Qin Wentian, the Twin Stars Alliance was doomed to be the cause for the Qin Sect’s rise to power. Right now, three major powers had appeared in the City of Ancient Emperors, forming a balanced triangle of power, a confrontation of three.
These three powers were none other than Zi Daoyang’s Violet Sect, Mo Xie’s Evil Palace, and Qin Wentian’s Qin Sect. Together, the three contained the top-ranked five in the Immortal Ascension Rankings—the first time such a scenario had appeared in the City of Ancient Emperors.
The Evil Palace established by Mo Xie gave the Qin Sect a formless pressure. A while back, news had circulated around the City of Ancient Emperors that during the time when they fought for an ancient emperor’s inheritance, Qin Wentian had seized the inheritance which originally belonged to Mo Xie. After that, he joined forces with Nanfeng Yunxi and Princess Qing`er and injured Mo Xie, forcing him to retreat. Undoubtedly, the three of them had deeply offended Mo Xie. And many people speculated that Mo Xi had established the Evil Palace—and recruited the disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect—for no other reason than to deal with the Qin Sect.
Presently in the Qin Sect, behind a waterfall, all the important characters of the Qin Sect were gathered.
Qin Wentian, Qing`er, Nanfeng Yunxi, Jun Mengchen, Zi Qingxuan, Hua Taixu, Xu Ruxue, Li Yu, and a few others sat in a circle. Li Yu then spoke, “Today, I received news that the Evil Palace already has 120 experts within their ranks. After fighting for the inheritance that day, Mo Xie vanished without a trace. He should have been in closed-door seclusion, cultivating for a period of time, but now he’s appeared and already made his move. There’s a high possibility that he’s aiming for the Qin Sect.”
Evidently, the Qin Sect was feeling the pressure. Although they were powerful, they still hadn’t reached a state of invincibility in the City of Ancient Emperors.
Previously, Que Tianyi had led the group of disciples from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect into this place. They had all been filled with contempt, and believed themselves to be one of the strongest. The Qin Sect might be able to gaze at this group with disdain, but for an existence such as Mo Xie, they definitely couldn’t underestimate him. Especially after he’d made such an impactful move after he reappeared—establishing the Evil Palace. Qin Wentian and his companions could clearly sense that Mo Xie had done so because he was preparing to move against them. They’d injured Mo Xie back then, and given his personality, how could he forgive and forget what they’d done? He would surely never give up seeking revenge.
“Mhm.” Qin Wentian nodded. He turned to Nanfeng Yunxi, “Nanfeng, what do you think?”
“For starters, the Qin Sect should definitely continue to recruit disciples. Mo Xie’s influence is extremely strong, and I heard many people ranked in the Immortal Ascension Rankings have voluntarily chosen to join the Evil Palace,” Nanfeng Yunxi replied.
“The geniuses in the City of Ancient Emperors are reluctant to act as spectators, and intend to be part of this current storm sweeping across the city. Since this is the case, we will focus on recruiting more talent. Since this is an inevitable battle, we will face it directly.” Qin Wentian nodded in agreement as he continued, “Ruxue, Li Yu, and Taixu. I will leave this matter in your hands. Also, help me inform the members of our Qin Sect that during this period of time, it would be better for them to keep a low profile when they venture out. Don’t be so quick to reveal their identities to outsiders.”
“You mean…?” Li Yu’s gaze froze as he stared at Qin Wentian.
“Although nothing has happened yet, it’s always good to be alert and prepared as early as possible,” Qin Wentian stated.
“Understood.” Li Yu nodded his head.
“Sect leader.” At this moment, a voice drifted over from afar. Qin Wentian immediately asked, “What’s the matter?”
“A brother stationed at the Underworld Mountains has some information. Zi Daoyang has completed his comprehension two days ago, but has yet to come out. He chose to stay in the Underworld Mountains up till now. However, today he has left the Underworld Mountains,” the voice rang out, causing the countenances of those who heard it to change, their eyes gleaming with sharpness.
Zi Daoyang had left the Underworld Mountains.
The one ranked at the top of the Immortal Ascension Rankings had also obtained a portion of the Brahma Heavenly Emperor’s inheritance. His strength would surely improve by another level, and he constituted a threat no lesser than that of Mo Xie.
“Understood. Thanks for the trouble,” Qin Wentian replied as the person left.
“Now that Zi Daoyang has left that place, the situation in the City of Ancient Emperors will soon grow more chaotic. Just like the people have discussed, this triangular balance of power has been formed,” said Li Yu. Qin Wentian nodded, “That’s a certainty. Zi Daoyang and Mo Xie both have a piece of the inheritance of the Brahma Heavenly Emperor, and they’re already destined to be mortal enemies. And since my companion Little Rascal has also gained comprehension of one of the portions, the three powerful forces are already fated to fight against each other.”
“Haha, how interesting. Who could have thought that the powers established by the top-ranked five in the Immortal Ascension Rankings would be in a situation where they’d all be against each other.? I’m truly filled with anticipation to see which of the three can eventually stand at the top, laughing with arrogance at all the geniuses in the City of Ancient Emperors.” Li Yu laughed uproariously. He was truly filled with anticipation in his heart.
Very soon, news circulated around the City of Ancient Emperors. After Zi Daoyang found out the power level of the Qin Sect and the Evil Palace, he restructured his Violet Sect and invited more geniuses to join, causing rising winds and gusting clouds.
And not long after, more shocking news emerged. The Twin Stars Alliance was officially fragmented. Xiao Lengyue knew that it was impossible to deal with Qin Wentian and the Qin Sect while being allied with Xuan Yang. She had chosen to forsake Xuan Yang and had gathered the forces of the former Xiao Sect, joining the Violet Sect instead. In a short period of time, the strength of the Violet Sect had undergone another boost in terms of power.
Right now, the curious people in the City of Ancient Emperors were all mired in discussion. The Qin Sect, the Violet Sect, and the Evil Palace. These three monstrous powers, which of them was the strongest and which of them was the weakest?