Chapter 148 – Iron-Blooded Means
Translator: Mr Voltaire
Editor: Master Shadow
A searing aura swept out like a sea of flames, causing all of the geniuses in the Championship Stage to feel a deep sense of fear. They felt as if their muscles were being cooked, and that it had become incredibly difficult to breathe – every breath incinerated their lungs.
“These are flames!” When this powerful aura descended, even the True Essence realm geniuses felt terrified.
“Such hot flames!” Qiu Yu Hao exclaimed as he looked over with a serious gaze.
A gust of wind erupted, sending forth such a powerful wave of flames that barely anyone could open their eyes. Soon, they found there seemed to be some creature within the flames. It wasn’t a meteor, but a large, flaming bird.
“Heavens! It’s a fire bird!” someone cried out, looking up.
The fiery bird spread its wings, streaking through the air and leaving behind trails of flames. Everyone squinted, staring at the light.
“There’s someone on top of it!” one of the youths yelled.
“Why does that person seem so familiar?” This was Liu Jun, who had lost to Xiao Yun before.
“There’s someone on its back?” Hearing this, Yuan Ming raised an eyebrow as he looked at the bird. His eyes lit up as he asked, “Isn’t that Xiao Yun? A fire bird? He indeed has a demonic spirit that’s in a bird form.”
When Xiao Yun had been ambushed by Yuan Xiao, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow had helped, but not many people knew about it. However, because Yuan Ming was part of the Yuan family, he naturally was aware of it.
“Xiao Yun?” Hearing this, everyone felt quite confused.
“Wasn’t he forced into the Heaven Dread Chasm by Qiu Yu Hao?”
“That’s right! It’s said that the Heaven Dread Chasm contains a lethal poison called the Heaven Dread Water. Even Essence Core realm cultivators would die if they came into contact with it. How could Xiao Yun survive after falling into there?” they began to discuss.
“It really is Xiao Yun!” Just as everyone was feeling incredibly doubtful, the firebird landed in front of the Championship Stage. After seeing they youth’s features, shocked voices sounded out all around like thunder. In that moment, everyone stood fixed to the spot, feeling incredibly dismayed.
“It really is Xiao Yun?”
“Wasn’t he forced into the Heaven Dread Chasm?” All of the youths felt incredibly dumbfounded.
Many of the people present had personally seen Xiao Yun falling into the Heaven Dread Chasm and had lamented over his death.
It had been such a short period of time since that incident, but here this youth was. Everyone felt as if they were inside a dream.
“Could it be that Xiao Yun didn’t fall into that chasm?”
“Xiao Yun! It really is Xiao Yun!” Yan Mo shouted as he stared ahead, looking incredibly excited. At the same time, he guessed that Xiao Yun had survived because of this fire bird. Surely, he wouldn’t have fallen to the bottom of the chasm with its help. However, as he thought, he couldn’t help but wonder why he had been forced into such a situation in the first place? After thinking about it for a while, Yan Mo simply could not work it out.
“Just what’s going on?” Yuan Ming and the others wondered, feeling incredibly confused.
However, very soon, everyone stopped considering this question. Their eyes lit up as they looked over to Qiu Yu Hao. Now that Xiao Yun had arrived, how could Qiu Yu Hao take the Champion Throne?
The aura that the fire bird gave off was able to suppress everyone present. So what if Qiu Yu Hao was powerful and had magic items?
Feeling everyone’s gazes, the corners of Qiu Yu Hao’s eyes twitched and he felt deeply unsettled. He never would have thought that this youth, who he had forced down that chasm, would return like this. What scared him even more was that fire bird – the might that it gave off was even more powerful than that of a complete stage True Essence realm cultivator. Even if he could control thousands of demonic beasts, it would be useless. This bird could fly!
“Why didn’t Xiao Yun make this fire bird attack before?” Qiu Yu Hao wondered as he inwardly muttered, “Could it be that he was afraid of violating the Heaven Origin Sect’s rules? It must be that – otherwise, why would he be forced into such a situation?”
Thinking to there, Qiu Yu Hao’s eyebrows unfurrowed. As long as the youth held back, he would be able to deal with him.
A fiery light flashed in front of the Championship Stage as the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow flew above it, giving off a brilliant light. Its searing heat struck fear into everyone’s hearts, but there were still youths who went over to greet Xiao Yun.
Xiao Yun’s arrival was simply too shocking. Apart from the Qiu family’s people, the cultivators of various families felt incredibly excited, wanting to see how this youth would take revenge and trample on that arrogant Qiu Yu Hao beneath his feet. This was especially so for Liu Wu Long, who had a big smile on his face.
He had been incredibly furious just then, but now, he felt quite jubilant.
After the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow stopped in the air, Xiao Yun jumped down and landed on the Championship Stage.
The youth’s clothes and hair fluttered in the wind, his jet-black eyes giving off an incredibly sharp and piercing look, as if he could see through anything. This youth seemed like a king who had returned to his kingdom, and gave off an extraordinary air that caused those who saw him to feel a sense of respect.
Liu Wu Long, the Yan family’s youths and the Cloudsea Merchant Alliance’s youths all felt incredibly excited.
“Young sir Xiao!”
“Haha, brother Xiao, you’re alright?” Yuan Ming asked as he walked up, feeling incredibly happy.
“I’m fine,” Xiao Yun replied simply, not stopping at all as he stared at Qiu Yu Hao. He looked as if he was a hawk staring at its prey, ready to make a fatal attack at any moment. This caused Qiu Yu Hao to feel quite apprehensive, and he did not dare to move rashly.
Yan Zhen and Yan Mo walked over, feeling incredibly joyful as they greeted the youth.
“Brother Xiao, this is great. We all thought that you died in the Heaven Dread Chasm, but it looks like the heavens are just and allowed you to survive!”
“I was lucky and survived,” Xiao Yun said as he calmly smiled and greeted the youths, then walked over to the Qiu family’s people.
The other families’ youths stood by the side, coldly staring at Qiu Yu Hao.
After seeing Xiao Yun again, they felt that his temperament had slightly changed, giving him an air of mysteriousness and profoundness. These people were not at all worried that Xiao Yun could not beat Qiu Yu Hao – rather, they wanted to see Qiu Yu Hao be trampled on.
Just then, Qiu Yu Hao had been far too arrogant and had offended most people present.
Fighting for the title of Champion should have been based on individual merit, so that even if someone won, no one would have any complaints. However, the Qiu family’s elders had given their youths magic items and had broken the rules. Even though everyone else felt extremely displeased, there was nothing they could do about it. As such, they were quite happy to see Xiao Yun arrive.
Xiao Yun stopped in front of the Qiu family’s youths, his gaze stabbing into each of them. All of the Qiu family’s people felt a chill within their hearts.
“Good, very good. Forty-four of you,” Xiao Yun said in a low voice as he looked at the youths.
“What… What do you want?” Hearing Xiao Yun muttering to himself, the Qiu family’s youths all felt quite fearful. The ones at the front avoided Xiao Yun’s gaze, their legs shaking.
Seeing Xiao Yun kill a few True Essence realm cultivators had left an unforgettable imprint in their minds. Now that he had returned, could he be even more powerful?
“What do I want?” Xiao Yun coldly smiled as he said, “I naturally want revenge. Since you were so determined to kill me, how can I just let this matter go?”
“Take revenge?” Hearing this, the Qiu family’s cultivators shrank back and retreated, looking towards Qiu Yu Hao who was standing in front of the throne stage. Only he could fight against Xiao Yun.
“Xiao Yun, since you’ve come riding on a spiritual beast, you’ve violated the Heaven Origin Sect’s examination rules. Hurry and send it away, or even if you take the title of Champion, it won’t count. That way, you won’t be able to fulfil the Heaven Origin Sect’s requirements,” Qiu Yu Hao coldly spoke as he stepped forwards.
“Violated the rules?” Xiao Yun asked as he raised an eyebrow, his eyes full of chilling intent.
“In order to deal with me, your Qiu family helped a few of your cultivators to forcefully break through to the True Essence realm and gave you magic items. Since you didn’t observe the rules, why must I? Even so, I don’t need the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow to deal with you.”
“You don’t need it?” Qiu Yu Hao stared in surprise as he asked, “You want to use your own strength to defeat me? That’s what you said, so don’t take it back later.” As long as that fire bird did not attack, he had the confidence to win.
At the very least, he could stall him so that someone else from the Qiu family could take the title of Champion. That way, Xiao Yun would still be punished.
“Take it back?” Xiao Yun laughed, “Qiu Yu Hao, do you think you’ll be able to survive today? Not only you, but everyone who participated in trying to kill me will all die.”
Xiao Yun’s words were incredibly cold and filled with killing intent. Before he finished speaking, he strode out. At the same time, a powerful wave of spirit energy rushed out from within his sea of consciousness.
The boundless spirit energy flooded out, suppressing all of the Qiu family’s youths. The complete stage Innate realm cultivators felt their minds tremble as they lost consciousness, and some of the weaker ones’ spirits instantly collapsed.
Following this, Xiao Yun held Qiu Ming Hao’s Chilling River Sword and slashed out towards the unconscious Qiu family’s youths.
A sword light flashed, and in the blink of an eye, Xiao Yun had killed a few of the Qiu family’s Innate realm youths. Blood sprayed into the air, causing everyone to stare in shock and disbelief.
“So Xiao Yun really came to wash his shame away and kill all of his enemies!” The youths of the various families felt quite dismayed, staring ahead. Xiao Yun had attacked too quickly, and they had barely realised what had happened.
These iron-blooded means caused everyone to feel incredibly shocked.
“Xiao Yun, don’t you dare!” Qiu Yu Hao yelled as he brought out his magic bell item.
As soon as Xiao Yun had arrived, he had started his massacre – it seemed that his goal was not as simple as just taking the title of Champion!