Chapter 165 - Shattered Sword
Edited by RED
Cai Guohui held his bow and arrows in his hands. At this moment, the three arrows nocked onto the bow were slowly enveloped in red energy. The Heaven’s Eye above his head had appeared once more as he aimed at Wen Xiang.
At the same time, the vigilant Xu Xiaomei noticed that Cai Guohui had rearmed himself and was aiming at Wen Xiang.
“Be careful, Aunt Wen. That Ranger seems to be aiming at you,” Xu Xiaomei warned Wen Xiangin a whisper.
Hearing this, Wen Xiang hurriedly looked toward Cai Guohui, and saw that he was indeed aiming at her. The rage burned in her. Today, if it wasn’t for those two Void realm Rangers, she wouldn’t be so restricted in her fighting, leading to the deaths of so many men from the Luo Xiang House. However, Wen Xiang and Xu Xiaomei had failed to noticed that the other Void Ranger had collapsed to the ground behind Cai Guohui.
At this moment, the three wooden arrows enveloped in red energy were let go from Cai Guohui’s bow. They shot towards Wen Xiang, a faint yellow flame was burning on them. Their speed seemed to be much faster than before.
Xu Xiaomei was greatly alarmed and quickly grabbed Wen Xiang, leaping away to dodge the three arrows. However, just as Xu Xiaomei jumped, she saw that the three arrows stopped abruptly a short distance away from where Wen Xiang was standing a moment ago.
Immediately after, the invisible Yi Wuzheng’s figure appeared, staggering. The three flaming arrows had all struck Yi Wuzheng’s back, penetrating his body. The arrow tips were all protruding from his chest.
At this moment, Xu Xiaomei and Wen Xiang landed to the side. They exchanged glances and shifted their attention toward Cai Guohui, a look of puzzlement filling their faces.
Yi Wuzheng’s body was immediately covered in flames after being shot with the arrows. Fresh blood flowed from the corner of his mouth as he turned around, staggering. He looked at Cai Guohui in disbelief.
“W-why did you sneak attack me?! Weren’t you here to help me?!” Yi Wuzheng yelled, pointing his finger at Cai Guohui.
Yi Wuzheng didn’t get a response. What came after was a gigantic energy arrow, flying toward him at great speed. Yi Wuzheng was heavily injured and could no longer dodge. The gigantic arrow pierced through his chest once more.
This arrow caused Yi Wuzheng, who was already severely injured, to directly collapse. He was instantly killed. After he fell to the ground, his remaining eye was still wide open. He did not understand why the Void realm Ranger his Shadow Wind Sect paid a huge price to hire would sneak attack him, and aim to kill him.
Even so, the faint yellow flame on his body was still burning. It gradually spread to his entire body, and after a short while, his corpse was charred black.
Wang Huan slowly backed away after seeing this sudden development, preparing to escape. However, Wen Xiang had been paying attention to him and immediately noticed his movements. She directly sped to him and blocked his path, approaching him step by step.
Wang Huan watched as Wen Xiang slowly came closer to him. He knew very well that he was no match for her, and there was no longer any chance of him escaping. He directly kneeled down on the ground with a plop and pleaded, “Master, I was threatened by that Yi Wuzheng into committing such treacherous deeds. Please spare my life on account of me saving your life before.”
“Threatened? Didn’t you say you were originally surnamed Yi? When did it turn into a case of being threatened? It’s true that you saved my life once; I have never forgotten that. Today, I won’t kill you either. I’ll take it as repaying you for saving my life back then!” Wen Xiang said coldly.
Wang Huan hurriedly kowtowed to express his gratitude at hearing Wen Xiang was going to spare him. At the same time, Wen Xiang’s figure flashed before him and stomped on his back. A kacha sound rang out as she broke his spine. Wang Huan immediately fell forward weakly as blood flowed out of his mouth.
“Master, didn’t you say you won’t kill me?” Wang Huan asked painfully, his body sprawled on the ground.
“I didn’t kill you; I only broke your spine. But I can’t stop it if the other brothers from Luo Xiang House were to kill you. Right, Du Ming?” Wen Xiang spoke as she looked toward Du Ming, whose body was covered with wounds.
Hearing this, Du Ming nodded with a smile. He sent a gaze to the remaining men from the Luo Xiang House, and they came over to Wang Huan.
This time, Wen Xiang didn’t even bother to look at Wang Huan and walked back to Xu Xiaomei.
Wang Huan let out a shriek as he watched Du Ming and the others come nearer to him, “Master, you can’t kill me! I had once…”
However, before he could finish his words, Du Ming and the others’ weapons stabbed down at him, opening up several holes on his body. Wang Huan immediately died with his eyes wide open, his body sprawled on the ground.
As Wen Xiang came to Xu Xiaomei’s side, the latter still looked bewildered, staring at that chubby Cai Guohui. She couldn’t understand why this fatty would help one of her own, and where did the other Ranger go?
“Come, we’ll go take a look,” Wen Xiang said.
Xu Xiaomei nodded, and the two immediately sped towards Cai Guohui. In just the blink of an eye, they had reached him.
It was only then that Xu Xiaomei and Wen Xiang realized that the other Void realm Ranger’s throat was sliced open, obviously dead.
Cai Guohui smiled at them as he watched them approaching, seemingly a simple and honest man.
“Why did you help us?” Wen Xiang asked.
Cai Guohui didn’t bother about Wen Xiang. Instead, he looked at Xu Xiaomei beside her, and asked, “Is Miss someone from Rivulet City’s Xu Clan?”
Xu Xiaomei nodded doubtfully at hearing this.
Seeing as Xu Xiaomei had nodded, Cai Guohui’s body trembled, a mist of tears welled up in his eyes and asked agitatedly, “Then can you tell me your name? Is Young Master doing fine?”
Wen Xiang and Xu Xiaomei were even more puzzled at seeing Cai Guohui acting so agitated and asking about Xu Qi. After thinking for a moment, Xu Xiaomei asked, “I’m Xu Xiaomei. You know our Young Master?”
“Xu Xiaomei? Why don’t I recall such a name?” Cai Guohui said, confused.
Wen Xiang and Xu Xiaomei were even more confused at hearing this. They looked at Cai Guohui, not understanding what was going on.
Suddenly, Xu Xiaomei screamed and said, “Shit, we spent too much time talking. I forgot that Young Master is still in trouble on his side. Let’s go, Aunt Wen!”
Xu Xiaomei pulled Wen Xiang and sped off to the distance.
Hearing this, Cai Guohui revealed a look of shock and hurriedly sped off in the direction Xu Xiaomei and Wen Xiang went, chasing after them.
Du Ming and the remaining men from the Luo Xiang House quickly followed as well.
At this moment, on Xu Qi’s side, Yu Qingzi had gone completely berserk after losing his left arm, tangled up with Qian Yin and Qian Yun.
Although Yu QIngzi had lost an arm, his strength as a fourth stage Void Swordsman had kept him from being disadvantaged against the combined assault of Qian Yin and Qian Yun, and he even left several cuts on their bodies.
Xu Qi watched on anxiously as the twin sisters fell into a bitter fight, his body still in an extremely weakened state. However, there was nothing he could do in his current condition. He could only look on helplessly as the three fought.
Using the advantage of their weapons, the twin sisters kept engaging the single-armed Yu Qingzi in close combat. However, they were still unable to inflict any wounds on him. Instead, Yu Qingzi grabbed the opportunity and wounded them.
Standing in front of Yu Qingzi, Qian Yin struck out a palm at him, then closed in on him with her daggers in hand, while Qian Yun did the same, but from the back, employing a pincer attack on Yu Qingzi.
However, just as the two were in melee range of Yu Qingzi, his body started spinning on the spot as he yelled out, “Tantric Gale!”
Following which, the red energy on Yu Qingzi’s body turned into a halo with him as the center, spreading outwards to the sisters.
Qian Yin and Qian Yun both cursed inwardly as they felt the amount of energy contained within the halo and hurriedly backed off. However, the halo struck them right at this moment, causing them to fly backwards, crashing heavily onto the ground.
Xu Qi hurriedly looked toward the sisters as they fell. He saw that they were showing pained expressions, pressing on their chests. Blood was flowing from their mouths, obviously that strike had inflicted with a severe injury.
After Yu Qingzi struck the sisters, he immediately turned his attention to Xu Qi. He shot his longsword toward Xu Qi, and his figure followed behind the sword, his palm aiming at Xu Qi.
Seeing this, Xu Qi forcefully supported himself up and parried the longsword Yu Qingzi thrust his way with his steel sword. Xu Qi spat out a mouthful of blood from this move. At this moment, Yu Qingzi was already upon him.
Xu Zi realized the situation Xu Qi was in, and immediately came in front of him, intending to use his own body to take on Yu Qingzi’s palm-strike. However, Xu Qi was quick to react and pushed Xu Zi aside. Xu Qi let out a roar and used the last of his strength to ready his sword, taking on Yu Qingzi’s palm-strike.
In the instant Yu Qingzi’s palm came into contact with Xu Qi’s steel sword, Yu Qingzi seemed to have gathered all his energy into this strike and struck Xu Qi’s sword.
After they clashed, Xu Qi’s seemingly indestructible steel sword instantly shattered into pieces. The fragments shot toward Xu Qi, piercing into his body. The powerful palm-strike of Yu Qingzi struck Xu Qi as well, sending him flying backward, falling heavily in front of the Constellation Guards.