Chapter 541: Thunder Emperor Valley
Xiao Chen looked around the pathway of the will of thunder and did not discover any good, available spots. However, he could make do under the circumstances. After thinking that, he walked over.
“Where is this junior from? Don’t you know the rules? Is that a place you can sit at?” a black-clothed old man complained, his face filled with anger.
Another old man followed up, saying indifferently, “Just stand there. When someone successfully comprehends the state of thunder, you can take that person’s spot. This is the rule of the Thunder Emperor Valley.”
Xiao Chen paused and replied apathetically, “Does this not mean that if no one is able to comprehend the state of thunder, I will have to stand here indefinitely?”
The black-clothed old man who spoke initially closed his eyes, not willing to look at Xiao Chen. He said, “That’s right. You probably will have to wait for another year and a half.”
Wait for one and a half years? What a joke. Xiao Chen did not have that much time to wait. So, he simply continued walking over.
The black-clothed old man suddenly opened his eyes and a bright light came from them. He said in a cold voice, “Take another step and you will never walk again.”
“Spring Thunder Chop!”
Suddenly, snowflakes drifted down and a clap of thunder resounded.
Xiao Chen drew his Lunar Shadow Saber at lightning speed. The natural laws spread out from the saber’s edge and turned into a spring breeze blowing at the black-clothed old man.
“You overestimate yourself.”
The black-clothed old man laughed coldly at first. Then, when he saw the spring breeze assaulting him and the natural laws contained in it, he felt a strong pressure.
He was horrified to find that he could not stand up in the face of this spring wind blowing at him.
When the spring wind struck the black-clothed old man, the natural laws exploded out. Vomiting a mouthful of blood, the old man was knocked down to the bottom of the valley and splashed in the water.
The other old men in deep thought at the top of the valley all opened their eyes. Their faces filled with astonishment as they looked at the white-robed bladesman holding a saber with a passive expression.
Xiao Chen ignored the shock in these people’s eyes. Then he sheathed his saber and walked over to the black-clothed old man’s spot.
“Young man, don’t be too brash. You are so ruthless at such a young age. Is this the attitude you have for your seniors?” an old man in gray robes asked in a sullen voice. His face was filled with wrinkles but his eyes were spirited.
“One should have proper conduct when dealing with things. You are lacking propriety. All of us have been waiting for several months already. We only take a seat when there is a spot available. The youth these days are so unruly.”
“You cannot sit at this spot. The rules are the rules.”
“That’s right. If you sit down now, doesn’t that means that just anyone can come and take a seat? Where can we put our faces after this?”
Along the rim of the Thunder Emperor Valley, several half-step Martial Monarch old men complained.
The old men here were people who became famous long ago, tyrants of their areas. Everywhere they went, they would be respected by the people. They had never seen such a youth that did not show them respect. Naturally, they did not have a good impression of Xiao Chen.
Simply put, these old men thought that Xiao Chen, as a junior, was not qualified to sit with them.
Xiao Chen looked coldly at this group of old men. He felt that it was funny. They treated the Thunder Emperor Valley as a business that they ran. The moment they spoke, they wanted him to wait for a year and a half. Where did they get their arrogance from?
If it was a Martial Monarch expert arriving, then they would not have cared. These were a bunch of people who could not break through to Martial Monarch despite their old age. What qualifications did they have to speak to Martial Monarchs?
They took turns in order of arrival because they knew that they were not at the advantage. They understood themselves well; they knew that they would not be able to snatch a spot, so there was no need to be so overbearing.
Xiao Chen’s time was tight; he could only stay here for at most half a month. There was no need for him to waste his time with these people.
If people respected Xiao Chen, he would repay them severalfold. However, these people used sophistry to try and advance their cause, so there was no need for him to show them any respect. Their advanced age did not matter. If they were not strong enough, then they were not qualified to speak.
When three of the old men saw Xiao Chen continuing to walk forward, anger showed on their faces as they quickly stood up.
The three old men used their auras to lock on to Xiao Chen. Their eyes lit up and their Essence surged. Their clothes and hair fluttered nonstop.
“You are truly ignorant of the heights of the sky and the depths of the sea. Today, I will teach you a lesson on behalf of your elders. I will teach you to respect your seniors.”
“Xiu! Xiu! Xiu!”
The three old men soared into the air and with the flip of their hands, swords appeared in their grasp. Their swords lit up with a cold flickering light arcing with electricity. Clearly, they were experts who comprehended the state of thunder.
Surging Essence extended from the edges of their swords. Thunder roared and lightning flashed in the sky.
The three old men knew that Xiao Chen defeated the black-clothed old man with one saber strike. So they did not dare to underestimate him. They attacked with their full power, wanting to heavily injure Xiao Chen with one blow.
Xiao Chen drew the pitch-black Lunar Shadow Saber again and exhibited his Great Perfection state of thunder. He laughed loudly and said, “If you want to attack, just do so. There is no need to find a righteous excuse. I, Xiao Chen, will accept all challenges.”
“Boom! Boom! Boom!”
As Xiao Chen’s state of thunder spread out, the immortal will of thunder in the air unexpectedly showed up in advance.
Thunder boomed continuously. This immortal will of thunder seemed to have been attracted by Xiao Chen.
Ten thousand horses galloped in the clouds as Xiao Chen used the Rushing Thunder Roars.
He shouted a warcry and did not attempt to dodge. The inextinguishable saber intent erupted from his saber as he used the final move of the Rushing Thunder Saber Technique.
A huge whirlpool appeared in the thunderclouds and a golden knight on a horse, holding a spear and made of lightning, burst forth from the whirlpool.
The warhorse galloped in the air as thunder roared continuously. In an instant, Xiao Chen’s vast state of thunder suppressed the three old men’s state of thunder.
“What’s going on? How can this fellow’s state of thunder be stronger than ours. Unexpectedly, he also comprehended saber intent,” the three exclaimed with horror on their faces; they were greatly astonished.
The lightning knight swept its spear across, using the boundless might of thunder. The combined attacks of the three old men were immediately shattered.
The radiance of the lightning knight did not dim at all. It contained saber intent and a strong state of thunder. The three old men had not even comprehended sword intent and their state of thunder was weaker than Xiao Chen’s. Furthermore, their Essence was not as vast and pure, either.
The lightning knight crashed into them and they were knocked off their perches and into the water.
Within the valley, the merchant ships that passed had not paid much attention when the first black-clothed old man fell into the water. When the three old men fell in, that finally attracted some attention. The cultivators on about ten merchant ships all gathered on the decks and looked up, trying to figure out what was happening.
“How reckless and daring. You really treat us as nonexistent and even dare to attack!”
This time, when Xiao Chen attacked without holding back, defeating three half-step Martial Monarchs, he had angered the crowd. So, another five old men leaped up.
The five old men soared into the air, glaring angrily at Xiao Chen. Their auras quickly rose as they prepared strong killing moves.
Xiao Chen said calmly, “Not showing respect to my seniors? How can you call yourselves my seniors despite being so weak? Get down!”
Fire of the seventh month, the summer sun hangs high in the sky, blazing with extreme heat, Burning to Desolation!
The pitch-black Lunar Shadow Saber flickered with fire, giving off a dazzling light. It illuminated the Thunder Emperor Valley, which was covered in dark clouds. The flames were like a miniature sun.
Xiao Chen held the Lunar Shadow Saber and rushed at the five old men without a care for consequences. He swung his saber and the light burst forth, shooting out a boundless fire.
The five old men were still preparing their killing moves. They hastily launched their attacks, but the blazing flame from Xiao Chen wiped these out before exploding.
The huge force blew the five old men into the valley.
When the cultivators on the merchant ships below saw the five human-shaped fireballs falling from above and heard the miserable shrieks that came from them, they felt fear in their hearts.
“Another five people fell. I think I can make out the elder of the Great Chu Nation’s Spreading Fire Manor and the Vice Manor Lord of the Great Tang Nation’s Hundred Flower Manor.”
“What is happening up there? Who is powerful enough to defeat these old men who had became famous long ago?”
“These people have been monopolizing the Thunder Emperor Valley for a long time, but I’ve never heard anything like this happening before.”
The eyes of the cultivators on the merchant ships’ decks were filled with doubt as they discussed the situation.
However, they were clear on their own strength. No one flew up to see what was happening. They only made blind guesses.
“Attack together! This junior is too arrogant. There is no sense in trying to explain morality and righteousness to him.”
The remaining seven people could no longer sit still. Originally, they thought that Xiao Chen was just an ordinary genius cultivator. They had not expected that despite Xiao Chen’s young age, he was almost unrivaled among half-step Martial Monarchs already.
“How laughable! You are just a bunch of stubborn old men bullying a junior. How ever many step up, I will defeat you all. How dare you speak of morality and righteousness?”
Xiao Chen, who was in the air, smiled coldly when he saw the seven people flying over. He swung his saber and a drizzle started to fall.
A dreary wind and incessant rain, a cool breeze blows and autumn water ripples. As my fated person smiles faintly, I will gift you a gentle saber strike. However, do you dare to accept?
The rain that filled the sky gathered to form a line. This saber strike was very gentle. The seven people flying over in the air did not even feel any danger. Then, the strong force in the wind started moving chaotically.
The clothes of these seven ripped apart. They did their best to stabilize themselves, trying to block the saber intent, but it was all in vain.
A saber intent that could split the sea had already rushed over. How could a group of half-step Martial Monarchs stand a chance?
The gentle saber intent entered their bodies and the seven people all vomited blood. By the time the saber intent faded away, none of their clothes remained. Then, they fell into the valley naked, crashing into the water; they did not dare to float back up.
The cultivators on the merchant ships’ decks opened their eyes wide, like they had seen ghosts.
The seven half-step Martial Monarchs were in such miserable states, even their clothes did not remain. They were all so old as well; where would they be able to show their faces after this?
“Could…it be…a Martial Monarch expert?”
“Impossible. There cannot be a Martial Monarch in the Thunder Emperor Valley. That will of thunder will not permit the presence of a Martial Monarch.
Some people below guessed that a Martial Monarch had come. However, they were immediately rebutted.
As the merchant ships were leaving the Thunder Emperor Valley, they discovered a young figure standing at the summit.
This youth was wearing white robes and had a saber at his waist. His hair and clothes fluttered in the wind as he looked calmly at the thunderclouds in the sky.
“It is finally clear.”
Only Xiao Chen remained on the empty peak of the Thunder Emperor Valley.
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