Strongest Martial God - Chapter 89
Chapter 89 – It Isn’t a Small-scale Plan
Editor: Seventh Peril
As the Secret Art of Six Grave Swords circulated rapidly within Ye Zhong’s body, an extremely subtle and deep whistling sound could be heard from the deserts outside the oasis. As Xue Si heard the sound, the Blood Qi that was spreading out from within his body gradually withdrew. He stared at Ye Zhong gloomily for a moment, and then he disappeared into the boundless desert in a flash.
“Brat, you can consider yourself lucky this time around. If you meet me the next time, I will turn you into a living blood slave!” Xue Si quickly fled, but his incomparably cold voice still came from afar. It sounded like ghosts wailing and wolves howling, causing one’s hair to stand on end.
Ye Zhong looked at Xue Si’s retreating figure, but he did not give chase. Instead, he frowned slightly. Although he might not be afraid of Xue Si, it would be quite difficult to keep him here. Such a person was extremely troublesome to deal with.
According to Ye Zhong’s guess, Xue Si must be a veteran of the military or assassination group. If not, he would not be this strong.
Even if Ye Zhong wanted to keep him, he would probably have to pay a price. That was one of the reasons why Ye Zhong did not chase after him.
“Xue Yuan Dynasty. I’m afraid that this Xue Si is likely even more troublesome than that Xue Xin. However, what exactly do they want to do in the Undisturbed Land…”
Ye Zhong’s eyes flashed before he turned around and walked towards the Devil’s Rock. It seemed that the first thing he should do now was to find the Yin-Yang Flower, so that he could advance to the Sixth Layer of Body Tempering Realm. Otherwise, it would be difficult to escape from them unscathed.
In front of the Devil’s Rock, a bloody stench permeated the air. The surroundings were charred black, and the originally chaotic scene had calmed down. Countless charred Blood Phantom corpses and severed limbs blended together, causing a Bloody Qi to soar into the sky.
Evidently, while Ye Zhong was tangled with Xue Si, Ling Yue had successfully set up the Spiritual Talisman Array, and all the Blood Phantoms had been killed. This was probably one of the reasons why Xue Si had suddenly retreated.
In the middle of the scene, Ling Yue and the other three were gathered together. Their eyes were fixated on the spot where Ye Zhong had just left to. Those Blood Phantoms had lost control halfway through the battle, their strength and speed suddenly decreased, allowing them to easily finish the battle.
“Ye Zhong, what did you do?”
Ling Yue’s eyes flashed as she saw Ye Zhong walking out of the desert.
“These Blood Phantoms are probably nothing more than puppets with no intelligence whatsoever, and the one controlling them is a man named Xue Si. It’s extremely difficult to deal with, so I didn’t keep him here.” Ye Zhong looked into the chaotic situation and made a guess.
Upon hearing his words, Ling Yue’s expression slightly changed. However, after pondering for a moment, she shook her head and said, “I have some knowledge of the experts from the Xue Yuan Dynasty. However, I don’t remember the person who can control the Inferior Blood Phantoms, called Xue Si. However, since he is one of Xue Xin’s subordinates, then he must be related to the Royal Family of the Xue Yuan Dynasty.”
After hearing this, Ye Zhong was silent for a moment, then said softly, “Senior Sister Ling Yue, don’t blame me for being blunt. Given the current circumstances, it will be extremely difficult for us to complete the Sect Mission, let alone whether or not the Hongya Cave is dangerous. It’s extremely difficult to deal with the Xue Yuan Dynasty. We were lucky this time around, but if there are more people like Xue Si, it will be extremely difficult for us to escape unscathed.”
“Although we do not know what the Xue Yuan Dynasty is after, as you have all seen, the Iron Sand City had been wiped out, even fowls and dogs were not spared ,” Ling Yue sighed, “Therefore, even if we are to retreat now, it is likely that it will be too slow. If I am not wrong, the Xue Yuan Dynasty should have sent a massive army to encircle the Undisturbed Land, blocking all the retreat routes, because their actions have already violated the agreement of the three great dynasties, and they will not allow any of us leaving alive to spread the news.”
Hearing that, Ye Zhong’s eyes flickered, and his sight landed on Su Yu. To be honest, out of the four people present, the one he trusted the most was Su Yu.
Noticing Ye Zhong’s gaze, Su Yu was silent for a moment, and then she said softly, “Ye Zhong, Senior Sister Ling Yue is right. It will be extremely difficult for us to retreat even if we proceed with caution. At least we need to figure out what the Xue Yuan Dynasty wants to do first, then we might have a chance.”
“But we don’t have a clue at all.” Ye Zhong shrugged his shoulders. At this point of time, neither the information they had nor their strength were on the same level as the Xue Yuan Dynasty. In this kind of situation where they didn’t have enough information, attempting to do something was simply a pipe dream.
Ling Yue and Su Yu both frowned. The situation in front of them was extremely troublesome, even with their experience.
At this moment, Hao Feng’s face was also unsightly. If this deadlock was not resolved, everyone’s fate would not be good.
“Perhaps, I know what these Xue Yuan Dynasty people want to do.” The iceberg beauty Lu Bing, who had been silent and chilling all this time, suddenly spoke up in a soft voice.
“What?” Upon hearing her words, everyone’s gazes simultaneously landed on her as a strange expression appeared in their eyes.
“Rumour has it that within the Hongya Cave, there was a Martial Dao expert of the Divine Power Boundary who had passed away in meditation.” Lu Bing hesitated a little, “But I’m not sure about this either, because my clan coincidentally received this news many years ago. After knowing that I’m going to the Hongya Cave to do a mission, they sent me this news, letting me confirm if it’s true or not.”
“The expert of the Divine Power Boundary!”
Ye Zhong narrowed his eyes. At least in the region of the three great dynasties, the Divine Power Boundary experts should be like the Martial King level existence. If there really was a Divine Power Boundary expert that had passed away in the Hongya Cave, then the Xue Yuan Dynasty’s actions could be understood.
No matter how one looked at it, the meditation grounds of a Divine Power Boundary expert would be filled with countless benefits.
“In that case, we must increase our speed. Fortunately, the more troops they deployed to encircle the Undisturbed Land, the fewer they could spare to block our way to the Hongya Cave.” Ling Yue said softly.
“If we were to enter the Hongya Cave, I want you to help me find the Yin-Yang Flower first.” After a moment of hesitation, Ye Zhong spoke up.
Ye Zhong was silent for a moment, watching their strange expressions before he shrugged and said, “It doesn’t matter if you believe me or not, as long as I can find the Yin-Yang Flower, I can definitely advance to the Sixth Layer of Body Tempering Realm in the shortest time possible… Although our group is quite strong, if we really want to fight against the Xue Yuan Dynasty, naturally, it’s better to get stronger, even a bit.”
“Sixth Layer of Body Tempering Realm?” Hearing this, their gazes grew increasingly strange. Especially for Su Yu, she was very clear that back when they were in the Innate Temple’s Ruins, Ye Zhong was only at the Fourth Layer of Body Tempering Realm. Furthermore, after returning to the Xingxiang Sect, it had only been a month and he had already advanced to the Fifth Layer of Body Tempering Realm. Yet, at this moment, he actually said that he could advance to the Sixth Layer of Body Tempering Realm with the Yin-Yang Flower? Was this fellow here to frustrate people?
“Alright!” After musing for a moment, Ling Yue nodded her head lightly. Ever since she came into contact with Ye Zhong, she knew that he had an extraordinary skill. It could be said that of the five people in this group, his skill was the most formidable, and if Ye Zhong managed to make a breakthrough, it would be of immense benefit to them all.
“Since we’ve already decided, we should speed up. If those Blood Phantoms chase us again, I’m afraid it won’t be so easy to deal with them like last time.” Ling Yue waved her hand and the five of them immediately headed towards the depths of the desert at lightning speed.
Hongya Cave was located in the deepest area of the Undisturbed Land. This area was no longer a boundless desert, but an enormous oasis.
In the centre of the oasis, there was a massive and towering mountain peak. The mountain peak was over eight thousand feet tall, and it pierced through the clouds. Clouds and mist lingered around the mountain, blocking everyone’s gaze.
It was said that the Hongya Cave was located at the top of this mountain. If one wanted to enter the Hongya Cave, they had to climb the mountain first.
After three days of journey, Ye Zhong’s party finally reached the edge of the oasis. The moment their feet touched the ground, their expressions relaxed a bit.
They had finally arrived. Traveling in the desert for the past three days was definitely not a comfortable thing.
However, the moment they reached the oasis, Ye Zhong and the others’ expressions turned strange at the same time.
In the oasis, there were actually a lot of experts gathered sparsely. They must have come from various powers of the three great dynasties. However, they didn’t notice the arrival of Ye Zhong’s party, and were staring at the mountain before them with a burning gaze.
“It seems that these people should not know that all the retreat routes have been blocked by the Xue Yuan Dynasty.” Looking at these many experts at this moment, Ye Zhong’s eyes narrowed before he spoke softly.
“This time around, it was mostly the Xue Yuan Dynasty who deliberately spread out the news about the opening of the Hongya Cave, to attract so many experts from the vicinity. However, most of these experts did not know that they had just become cannon fodder for the Xue Yuan Dynasty… However, was the Xue Yuan Dynasty that confident? That’s enough for them to swallow this many experts at once?” Su Yu also frowned and said.
Hearing this, Ye Zhong and the rest’s faces turned uglier and uglier. Judging from the scene before them, the Xue Yuan Dynasty’s plan was not small, and even exceeded what they had speculated earlier.
“Then what should we do?” Hao Feng hesitated.
“We can only take things one step at a time. At the very least, we should be safe for now. However, after the Hongya Cave opens, we must be more cautious.” Ling Yue pondered for a moment and spoke softly. At this moment, they had no other choice. Regardless of what the Xue Yuan Dynasty wanted to do, perhaps after entering the Hongya Cave was the only way to know.
 “even fowls and dogs were not spared” means “complete extermination”
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