Chapter 153 – Incredibly Domineering
Translator: Mr Voltaire
It was a pity that Qiu Yu Hao had died, and was not able to give his side of the story. What’s more, just as Xiao Yun had said, so what if he had used a magic item? As a descendant of a smaller family, participating in this examination was already quite difficult.
Xiao Yun’s words were vigorous and powerful, and the elders of the various families nodded. Moreover, no one was willing to bear witness against Xiao Yun, which made the Qiu family’s elders want to cough up blood.
Qiu Xuan Rong narrowed his eyes as he asked, “Zhou Fang, did you see Xiao Yun use magic items?”
“I-I didn’t see anything,” Zhou Fang stuttered. He felt terrified as this elder stared at him.
“You didn’t see anything?” Qiu Xuan Rong frowned as he asked, “How’s that possible?”
Zhou Fang frowned and replied, “Xiao Yun only used the magic item that he took from brother Ming Hao. As for any other magic items, I really didn’t see him use any.” Every time Xiao Yun had used the Spirit-Destroying Spear, Zhou Fang’s mind had trembled, causing him to sink into an unconscious state. By the time he came back to his senses, Xiao Yun had already recalled the Spirit-Destroying Spear, so barely anyone was able to see it.
“How could it be like this?” Qiu Xuan Rong deeply frowned, feeling incredibly frustrated. Without any evidence, he could make no argument.
“Since it’s like that, Xiao Yun acted out of self-defence and it was the Qiu family who were in the wrong; there’s no need to look any further into this,” Manager Qin said with a calm expression as he looked around. “Next, this old man declares Xiao Yun to be the Champion of this examination. Because he has passed this examination, his crimes for killing the Heaven Origin Sect’s disciples will be pardoned. Are there any objections?”
“I don’t have any objections either,” the various Managers said.
“Xiao Yun refining a Grade 3 Innate Pill should have qualified him to be greatly nurtured by the sect. Now that he has taken the title of Champion, he should naturally be forgiven of all crimes and should be taken as one of our Heaven Origin Sect’s core disciples,” Yuan Rong said.
“What do you think, Manager Qiu?” Manager Qin asked as he turned to look at Qiu Xuan Rong.
“I…” Since everyone had come to a consensus, Qiu Xuan Rong felt incredibly infuriated, and his gaze darkened as he said, “This Xiao Yun has incredible bloodlust; if we let him in, it will be disastrous for our sect.”
“Hmph, incredible bloodlust?” Manager Qin’s expression darkened as he said in a cold voice, “If only your Qiu family weren’t so determined to kill him… why else would he kill your family’s people? Moreover, we’ve already been merciful in not punishing your Qiu family, and yet you’re still being so stubborn. If this matter gets out of hand, even Qiu Xuan Ji, the Elder Qiu, won’t be able to protect you all. Killing a genius who is about to join the sect can be counted as a heavy crime. You should know the consequences of such a thing.”
Normally, killing a genius wouldn’t be that big of a deal. However, Xiao Yun was different – he had exceptional talent in both pill refining and the martial way; he would be an important disciple to nurture in future. Perhaps he would even be able to enter the Mysterious Essence Battlefield. Any disciple who could have the qualifications to enter the Mysterious Essence Battlefield was incredibly precious!
Qiu Xuan Rong frowned, feeling speechless. He knew that these Managers, including Manager Qin, had decided to support Xiao Yun.
Finding such a genius within the Moonwind Kingdom had greatly exceeded everyone’s expectations, and if they could bring him into the sect, they would be greatly rewarded. They would be rewarded even more if this youth excelled within the sect – Manager Qin’s merits would be exceptional.
Xiao Yun felt quite satisfied at the Heaven Origin Sect’s Managers’ replies. If these people did not investigate the matter properly and decided to punish him unfairly, there would be no reason for him to join the Heaven Origin Sect.
“Could it be that we have to just let this matter go?”
“How can our Qiu family’s forty-seven people die for nothing?” When they heard the Heaven Origin Sect’s Mangers had already made a decision, the Qiu family’s elders felt incredibly vengeful; they looked like they had flames burning in their eyes. How could they, who had become used to acting incredibly arrogantly, endure such a thing?
“Hmph, serves your Qiu family right.”
“Your forty-seven people failed at killing a single person, and yet you have the gall to complain?” Some of the other large families’ elders did not give up the opportunity to mock the Qiu family. In particular, Yuan Lin and the others gave delighted smiles; they had bet correctly this time!
“Shut up! How can our Qiu family’s people die for nothing?” The Qiu family’s cultivators became incredibly enraged. Qiu Xuan Chong’s eyes glinted as he rushed towards Xiao Yun like a starving wolf.
“Since you killed my son, I’ll have you die today as well!” Qiu Xuan Chong roared as a powerful aura burst out from his body. The pressure caused the youths below to feel a chill in their hearts and they hurriedly backed away.
As the other youths retreated, Qiu Xuan Chong leapt towards Xiao Yun, spreading his arms like a soaring eagle.
Qiu Xuan Chong’s hands formed claws, as if he was an eagle trying to catch a chicken as he descended towards Xiao Yun.
“Half Step Essence Core realm!” As the gigantic claws descended, glowing with light, the mighty aura that it gave off caused his heart to quiver as he felt a massive sense of pressure.
Even though this Qiu Xuan Chong was only a Half Step Essence Core realm expert, his strength was not to be looked down on as he was many times more powerful than normal complete stage True Essence realm cultivators. Under this sort of sudden attack, Xiao Yun could barely defend himself and could only await his death.
“This old ghost.” The nearby cultivators watched on with widened eyes, completely shocked by this scene. No one would have thought that Qiu Xuan Chong would go so berserk and would actually dare to attack with so many Heaven Origin Sect’s experts present. Was he trying to defy the Heaven Origin Sect?
“Crap, this is bad.”
“Will Xiao Yun be able to survive this?” Everyone felt incredibly anxious for Xiao Yun and felt as if their hearts were going to leap out of their chests. This was a Half Step Essence Core realm cultivator, and even Yan Zhen and Yan Mo felt terrified.
Before, they had been by Xiao Yun’s side, but after Qiu Xuan Chong had attacked, a powerful gust of wind had blown them away.
It wasn’t difficult to imagine that this youth would be killed in a single blow.
“Qiu Xuan Chong, you dare to publicly attack Xiao Yun? Are you trying to go against the entire Heaven Origin Sect?” The elders did not expect this and Yuan Rong flew into a fit of fury as a powerful aura swept out from his body.
Manager Qin’s eyes also widened as he was about to attack as well.
However, that Qiu Xuan Chong attacked too quickly and suddenly, and his claws were about to land on Xiao Yun’s body. Even if they attacked, it was too late to stop him. Moreover, how could an Innate realm youth survive the shockwaves anyway?
“You’re seeking death!” Xiao Yun’s gaze became completely cold in the face of Qiu Xuan Chong’s attack. He raised his head, his eyes flashing coldly as a burning aura rushed out from his body.
As that searing aura swept out, a fiery light flashed. The might of that aura caused Qiu Xuan Chong’s body to slightly tremble, and the gigantic claw’s lights became dimmer as it started to collapse.
“What powerful might; what’s going on?” Qiu Xuan Chong’s body was blown back by a stream of flames which caused his body’s qi and blood to toss and turn. A trace of blood leaked out from his lips as he stared down at Xiao Yun in shock. The might that this youth had suddenly given off was comparable to the Essence Core realm!
“He blocked it?” On the platform, Yuan Rong and Manager Qin’s eyes lit up and stared in surprise as they felt the might coming from the youth. It wasn’t just them, but everyone present felt greatly dismayed. This was because as everyone stared, a fiery light flew out from Xiao Yun’s body, turning into a fiery bird and sending massive ripples in all directions.
Everyone within the military drill grounds were covered by the burning aura, which made them feel as if they were being roasted. This fiery bird was naturally the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
“Goddamit, a Half Step Essence Core realm old fellow wants to bully my brother? Don’t you want to live anymore?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow turned into a gigantic, flaming sparrow. Its wings were seven meters wide and it spoke as it swiped its claws towards Qiu Xuan Chong.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow had been annoyed ever since the Qiu family started questioning Xiao Yun and had wanted to attack them to vent its anger on them. It would have attacked long ago if it wasn’t for Xiao Yun preventing it; Xiao Yun wanted to see the attitudes of the Qiu family elders.
Of course, if it attacked rashly without any reason, it would be extremely detrimental to Xiao Yun. That was why Xiao Yun hadn’t allowed it to attack. Without any justification, it would be difficult for him to get out of the situation alive.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s claws descended; they seemed much more powerful than the claws Qiu Xuan Chong had created just then. Its massive claws glowed with flames and seemed to be covered with runes. They seemed to create a domain in which everything was locked down; they completely sealed Qiu Xuan Chong within it, which made it impossible for him to escape from these claws.
What a profound claw attack; is that an Essence Core realm cultivator? Qiu Xuan Chong’s heart trembled; he felt that even Essence Core realm cultivators would not be able to give off such an aura. In his shock, he stared at the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow in disbelief.
How can there be such a powerful existence by Xiao Yun’s side? Qiu Xuan Rong and the others wondered.
“Hold it!” Qiu Xuan Rong roared as a powerful aura burst forth from his body in an attempt to stop the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
“You freaking hold it,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow coldly harrumphed, completely ignoring Qiu Xuan Rong as it grabbed towards Qiu Xuan Chong. Under its immense might, he was unable to retaliate at all.
As countless people watched on, the massive claws descended and crushed Qiu Xuan Chong into nothing. Fire billowed out, incinerating his remnants into nothing.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s actions were incredibly domineering and fierce, shocking everyone and striking fear into their hearts. The cultivators of the various families couldn’t help but breathe in cold air.