Chapter 1418: Zhou Qi From The Moon Illumination Sect
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“They’re dead?” Duan Ling Tian gasped as he looked at the two bodies on the ground.
He was familiar with one of the men. It was none other than the leader of the 36 Guardians under the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s command, the Heavenly Harm Guardian. He was also one of the few Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses in Mound Hill City.
The other man was an old man. Although he did not know who he was, he knew he was a Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse as well.
The fact that he was able to fly inside Mound Hill City was more than enough to prove his cultivation base.
However, the two Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses were killed by this intruder with just a blow?
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were filled with dread when he looked at the intruder again.
He finally had a good look at the intruder. It was a young man wearing a white robe with silver edges. He was handsome, but he had a disdainful smirk on his face as he looked down at them from the sky above.
Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp!
Su Qi, Ling Yun, Xiong Hu, and Jin Yuan Bao also gasped when they regained their senses. They were filled with dread as well when they looked at the white-robed young man.
The two great Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses from the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City could not even defeat this man.
Just how powerful was this person?
When this person made his move earlier, they could not catch his movement at all. It seemed as though he had appeared out of thin air in the sky and suppressed the two great Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses before killing them.
Naturally, they knew it was not this simple. This person must have made a move. However, they were unable to catch his movement due to their low cultivation base.
“Zhou Qi!” At this moment, a thunderous snarl snapped Duan Ling Tian and the other four back to reality.
In the next instant, they saw the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s face was filled with a murderous hatred. He stomped loudly on the ground before he shot up into the air. Trenches appeared on the spot where he stood earlier and spread to the ground beneath Duan Ling Tian and the other four.
Before they even realized what was happening, they saw the City Governor of Mound Hill City and that Zhou Qi was already locked in a battle. However, their speed was too fast so none of them could really capture their movements.
Even when Duan Ling Tian activated his Strange Pupil, he could only see two afterimages fighting with each other.
“What’s that?” A gust of True Energy had appeared above his teacher and Zhou Qi and transformed into a gigantic hammer when they were battling with their Saint Weapons.
The hammer was solidified from True Energy.
When Duan Ling Tian was still puzzling over how the opponent could split part of his True Energy to do this, the gigantic hammer smashed down toward his teacher.
The sky trembled immediately, and a dull thud sounded. The City Governor of Mound Hill City spat out a mouthful of blood and fell in a wretched manner.
Duan Ling Tian and the other four immediately went to hold the City Governor of Mound Hill City who had fallen down.
One could see the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s face was completely pale and fresh blood continued to flow from his mouth. A faint dripping noise could be heard as it dripped on the ground non-stop.
“T-True Energy Consolidated Weapon! Y-You’ve broken through to the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage?” The City Governor of Mound Hill City’s eyes were filled with dread when he looked at Zhou Qi.
The Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage?
The moment these words left the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s mouth, Duan Ling Tian and the other four were stunned.
The white-clad young man, Zhou Qi, was actually so powerful, and he was at the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage?
“Tsk tsk… Fang Hui, you still didn’t improve much just like last time. Looks like you’re destined to remain like this for your entire life.” Zhou Qi looked down at the City Governor of Mound Hill City. His eyes gleamed with condescension and revealed a pure and unconcealed disdain.
“YOU!” Not only did Zhou Qi grievously injure the City Governor of Mound Hill City, but he even publicly humiliated him. This caused Duan Ling Tian and the other four to become angry.
Although they knew this person was powerful, it was difficult for them to suppress their anger.
The City Governor of Mound Hill City was their respected teacher and master.
When Duan Ling Tian and the other four were about to make their moves, Fang Hui, the City Governor of Mound Hill City, anxiously stopped them. “All of you are no match for him.”
“Fang Hui, why are you stopping them? Are you afraid I’ll kill them?” Zhou Qi laughed mockingly.
“Zhou Qi, did you come here just to flaunt your prowess? If it’s so, you can leave now… You’ve completed what you came to do,” Fang Hui said in his deep voice after he took a deep breath to suppress his anger and humiliation.
“When it comes to seniority, by right, I should call you Junior Uncle. However, with the gap between our cultivation base, I’m afraid you’ll just be embarrassed if I address you as Junior Uncle right?” The smile on Zhou Qi’s face widened. His words were all mocking Fang Hui.
“Junior Uncle?” Upon hearing Zhou Qi’s words, Duan Ling Tian and the other four were stunned.
“What? You guys are surprised?” When Zhou Qi saw Duan Ling Tian and the other four’s expressions, he laughed. “Your Master is my Master’s Junior Brother… However, compared to my Master, your Master is useless. He’s already this old, and yet, he’s still only an outer court deacon of the sect and was sent to manage this tiny Mound Hill City. Tsk Tsk… The Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage… My dear Junior Uncle, if my memory serves me right, when we first met ten years ago, you were already at the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage, and I was merely at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage. Currently, I’ve already broken through to the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage, and you’re still at the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage.”
When Zhou Qi reached the end of his sentence, the disdain in his eyes became even more apparent.
“Are you here to humiliate me?” Fang Hui asked in his deep voice as he glared at Zhou Qi coldly.
If he was not severely injured to the point he had lost his ability to fight, he would have made a move. He would rather die than be humiliated.
However, Zhou Qi completely ignored him as he replied indifferently, “I heard you have a disciple from the Mortal Continent, and he’s quite amazing, Junior Uncle Fang Hui. I think he’s called Su Qi or something? I wonder who’s that?” Zhou Qi asked curiously as his eyes swept past Duan Ling Tian and the others.
Upon hearing Zhou Qi’s words, Duan Ling Tian and the other three could not help but turn to look at Su Qi.
This Zhou Qi who came here with ill intention was actually here to look for Su Qi?
What was going on?
“Hurmph!” Su Qi snorted coldly. His gaze was unfriendly when he looked at Zhou Qi.
After confirming Su Qi’s identity, Zhou Qi looked at him. “You’re Su Qi? Not bad! You look like a prodigy! No wonder Master, that old man, is interested in you.”
He nodded his head in satisfaction when he reached the end of his sentence.
The moment Zhou Qi’s words left his mouth, Duan Ling Tian and the other four were stunned.
Based on Zhou Qi’s words, he was here to steal him away?
“Zhou Qi, what do you mean?” Fang Hui asked solemnly.
However, Zhou Qi ignored Fang Hui completely as he smiled at Su Qi. “Su Qi, I, Zhou Qi, am the direct disciple of Elder Liu Huan of the Moon Illumination Sect… My Master, Elder Liu Huan, is interested in taking you as his direct disciple. He’ll let you enter the inner court of the sect directly and become an inner court disciple. You’ll get to enjoy a rich cultivation environment and resources.”
Moon Illumination Sect!
An inner court disciple!
Zhou Qi’s words were like a stone that set off a thousand ripples. It shocked Duan Ling Tian and the others.
Since Duan Ling Tian and the others were going to the Moon Illumination Sect in five months to participate in the assessment, they knew a little about the Moon Illumination Sect’s rules.
The people who passed the assessment and entered the Moon Illumination Sect would only become an outer court disciple of the Moon Illumination Sect.
To become an inner court disciple of the Moon Illumination Sect, one would need to undergo a series of tests and possess a cultivation base at the Early Saint Rudiment Stage at least.
Naturally, some exceptions were made.
It was said that some of the young geniuses who were highly regarded by the Moon Illumination Sect’s senior officials would be able to enter the inner court and become an inner court disciple regardless of his cultivation base as long as there was a recommendation from a Moon Illumination Sect’s senior official.
Naturally, it had to be a Moon Illumination Sect’s senior official who held real power.
For example, Fang Hui, the City Governor of Mound Hill City, was an outer court deacon who was sent outside. Although he could also be considered as a Moon Illumination Sect’s senior official, he did not hold much clout in the Moon Illumination Sect.
In the Moon Illumination Sect, his identity was even considered inferior to many of the inner court disciples.
At this moment, this Zhou Qi actually said his master — Elder Liu Huan or something — intended to take Su Qi as his direct disciple?
On top of that, he was going to let Su Qi enter the inner court of Moon Illumination Sect directly?
Duan Ling Tian, Xiong Hu, Ling Yun, and Jin Yuan Bao looked at Su Qi instantly, trying to gauge his reaction. Would he choose to betray and follow another master? Or would he reject this?
However, if he rejected this, it was highly likely that his outcome would be bad.
Based on how Zhou Qi killed the two Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses the moment he arrived at the City Governor’s Estate, one could easily see he was not a kind person.
“It’s that traitor, Liu Huan, who asked you to come?” Fang Hui asked through gritted teeth. His eyes were as wide as saucers as he glared at Zhou Qi. His body began to tremble from anger. He was so angry that he was on the verge of snapping.
A crisp sound resonated in the air. Zhou Qi had slapped him at lightning speed, leaving a palm print on the side of Fang Hui’s face.
“Teacher!” Horror dawned on Duan Ling Tian. He instantly raised the Sun Shooting Bow in his hand and True Energy shot out of his right hand after he solidified it into an arrow. He was trying to attack Zhou Qi using the Aerolite Strike.
Right now, he did not even have the time to care whether he was Zhou Qi’s match or not.
He had long sincerely regarded Fang Hui as his teacher. His teacher was being humiliated, how could he as a disciple sit and watch at the side?
“Hurmph!” However, a cold snort sounded just as his arrow was nocked on the bow. The horrifying sound wave that was contained in the voice caused his body to tremble right away.
Before he even realized what was happening, he felt vast energy surging out before it slammed on his body, sending him flying with a blast.
Duan Ling Tian crashed on the ground violently. He felt his throat constrict before he spat out a mouthful of blood.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian had also heard the sounds of blood spurting out at the side. He saw that Xiong Hu, Ling Yun, and Jin Yuan Bao were also sent flying back a blast with Saint Weapons in their hands. It was apparent they had intended to avenge Fang Hui, just like Duan Ling Tian.
“You three little ants actually dare to be so rude in front of me, Zhou Qi?” Zhou Qi did not make any visible movement, but he had already arrived in front of Duan Ling Tian and the other two in just a blink of an eye. With his nose high up in the air, he looked down at Duan Ling Tian and the other two.
“Damn it!” When Duan Ling Tian noticed Zhou Qi’s gaze on the Sun Shooting Bow in his hands, horror dawned on him immediately.