His voice was a hundred times more devastating than the ghost cries. It was almost like the hums of a swarm of venomous bugs. All the high-level Cultivators from the ‘noble sects’ looked particularly awful after hearing what he said.
A moment later, an even crazier and twisted voice came over. “The six major sects have done exactly the same thing. The main sects of the central plateaus have done exactly the same thing. But Roaring Tiger Hall can’t?
“Qi Zhongdao, Dan Fengzi, and the b*stards from the Gold Armor Clan, Thunderstorm Valley, and Flying Spirit Island, don’t assume that we do not know of the filthy sects that the central plateaus’ sects are up to exactly!
“You are here for disaster relief under the excuse of resisting the natural disaster, but in fact, you’re worried that the southeastern sects are growing stronger and will threaten the main sects in the central plateaus. You are intentionally reducing our power with the natural disasters!
“You are demanding that we offer food. If you foresaw that there would be a shortage of food after the natural disaster, why wasn’t your flying boat loaded with food when you arrived? Why are there only magical equipment and crystals inside your Cosmos Rings? Do the Cosmos Rings of the Cultivators from so many sects have enough capacity for weapons but not any space for a single grain of rice?
“Haha. Hahahaha. You did not intend to offer food at all. You did not plan to offer a single grain of rice. You are here specifically to annihilate us and confiscate our property!”
Duan Tiande, the leader of Roaring Tiger Hall, and Duan Xingyi, the leader of the Black Devil Cult, echoed each other. Their curses flowed out continuously like the unstoppable flood on the Sorcerers’ River.
Qi Zhongdao’s face was gloomy. The Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators from the main sects all burst into fury. Many of the experts had already launched their magical equipment. The ripples of spiritual energy congregated into shocking tides that covered the temple like dark clouds!
Bu Tiantong, the secondary leader of the Gold Armor Clan, shrieked, “What a monster! He is vilifying others and instigating trouble even before his death. How insane and incorrigible!
“Let’s not talk about rules and mercy with such evil beings. Fellow Cultivators, defend justice with your thunderous methods!”
After saying that, instead of waiting for Qi Zhongdao to stop him, he launched the Gold Crow Devil Sweeping Sword that Li Yao had repaired for him, which released auras that were dozens of meters of long and slashed toward the temple brutally!
Bu Tiantong’s attack seemed to have opened an invisible gate. The high-level Cultivators from the Grand Mystery Sect, the Purple Pole Sword Sect, the Gold Armor Clan, Thunderstorm Valley, and all the other main sects launched their most powerful magical equipment and smashed down without any expression!
There was a hint of hesitation on Qi Zhongdao’s dark face, but with dozens of Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators attacking together, how could he stop them even though he was at the peak of the Nascent Soul Stage?
The auras from the swords and sabers weaved into an impenetrable web and covered the temple without leaving the tiniest gap!
The two Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators inside the temple were still shouting and cursing, but their profanity was soon eclipsed by the rumbling magical equipment outside.
Their spiritual shields were crushed by the collective bombardment of the dozens of Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators.
The main center of Roaring Tiger Hall seemed to have been hit by a meteor shower. Savaged by the blast, it was reduced to rubble. Even the earth had collapsed into a burning pit.
Li Yao had been observing coldly behind the crowd. With so many Cultivators attacking at the same time, whether he attacked or not would not make a shred of difference.
He was not interested in the secret treasuries of the Black Devil Cult, and he did not want to get involved in the internal conflicts of the corrupt Cultivators.
He was just an observer, and the most important mission for him was to keep his head clear.
After he pondered for a moment, he immediately sensed the anomaly of the two Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators of the Duan family.
Raising his eyebrows, Li Yao suddenly realized where the problem was. His telepathic thoughts spread out like threads. Then, his spiritual energy blew out into two green wings behind him, and he rushed toward the southwest!
The Cultivators nearby were all astonished, wondering what he was doing.
When they were still confused, Li Yao flapped the wings of spiritual energy without saying anything. Almost a hundred needles that were attached to the molecular mica threads were shot out toward the seemingly normal empty ground!
The spiritual energy on every needle was helical, and the needles revolved fast like tiny drills. They pierced deep into the ground without any trouble!
Judging from the hollow sound in the underground, it was actually empty below the ground!
The hundred molecular mica threads instantly tightened, reflecting greenish, eccentric colors from a subtle angle.
A grunt as soft as a mosquito echoed from underground.
But it could not have been clearer for the Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators!
“Somebody is down there!”
It was not until this moment that ‘Master Spiritual Vulture’, who had not joined the attack the whole time, displayed such keen senses, discovering a secret tunnel buried deep below the ground!
“Get out, now!” Li Yao bellowed and pulled up. The ground exploded like a volcano erupting. Tremendous broken stones and bricks were spurting out. In the middle of the dust, a somewhat devastated shadow, whose joints had been locked by the needles and the molecular mica threads, jumped high into the sky!
It was Duan Yuanwu, the young leader of Roaring Tiger Hall who had shown off in front of Qi Zhongdao moments earlier!
Unlike before, Duan Yuanwu was covered in dust. His golden hair and beard had been dyed white by the smoke. The magnificence of the young leader was entirely gone. He looked like a stray dog whose legs had been broken. Desperate, furious, frightened, and vicious, he was trembling hard but unable to speak!
Two miserable screams echoed from the debris of the temple.
Duan Tiande and Duan Xingyi had intentionally stayed in the main center of Roaring Tiger Hall and cursed the Cultivators in the sky, raising their fury for the purpose of attracting them to attack thunderously so that Duan Yuanwu, the youngest Nascent Soul Stage Cultivator of the Duan family, would have a chance to escape through the underground tunnel.
However, their attempt proved to be in vain. The only hope of the Duan family had been discovered in the end!
“Ahhh!” Duan Yuanwu’s entire body had been restrained by Li Yao. He was cramping hard because of the excruciating pain!
He was a tough, brutal man. Knowing that he would not survive even if he surrendered with the blood on his hands and that he would only endure even more sufferings, he simply aimed at a rock that had been blown into the sky and stomped on it, rushing toward Li Yao like a cannonball!
Simultaneously, his stomach rumbled, and his skin turned dangerously translucent. Flames of spiritual energy spurted out of his skin and gradually condensed into the image of a raging tiger around himself!
He was about to detonate his Nascent Soul and die together with Li Yao!
Li Yao slightly frowned. He minced the molecular mica threads hard, cutting more veins and nerves inside Duan Yuanwu’s body than anybody could count. Then he dashed hundreds of meters away.
Hiu! Hiu! Hiu! Hiu!
Behind Li Yao, dozens of auras rushed close and hit Duan Yuanwu like a storm. They were the casual attacks of the Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators and the Core Formation Stage Cultivators.
Duan Yuanwu’s veins, nerves, and muscles had been severed by Li Yao in the first place, and his reaction was a bit slow. Also, many of the Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators who launched the attacks had a higher Cultivation than him, too. How could he evade the attacks?
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The dozens of auras exploded at the same time. Like a hideous monster, they swallowed Duan Yuanwu after only one bite before they turned into brilliant fireworks that expanded in the sky, then gradually vaporized into nothingness!
The two voices inside the debris of the temple looked fifty years older than the instant before. They seemed to be echoing from the gate of the deepest level of hell. The two of them sounded as if they had lost their sanity. “Haha. Hahahaha. You can kill Ah Wu and us. You can destroy Roaring Tiger Hall and the Black Devil Cult. But so what? The Great Qian Dynasty, this world, and all Cultivators will not last for long!
“Tomorrow, your headquarters will be destroyed by Ghost Qin, the White Lotus Cult, and the Heaven Battering Army just like you will destroy Roaring Tiger City today! We will be waiting for you in hell. Each and every one of you from all the sects!”
After they said that, two clusters of immense, brutal auras soared into the sky like cannonballs, only to be pressed back to the ground by the brute force of the Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators in the sky collectively.
After another two ear-splitting explosions, the range of the pit was further expanded by dozens of square meters. Then, everything was peaceful again.
The three unpardonable Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators of Roaring Tiger Hall had been executed.
Roaring Tiger City had gradually regained some peace under the suppression of so many high-level Cultivators, too.
The Cultivators that belonged to Roaring Tiger Hall were either suppressed on the spot or surrendered in advance. Their veins and nerves were sealed by barriers, and they were bound to each other with shackles while they squatted on the street of Roaring Tiger City.
The Cultivators from the main sects had secured the full victory of the battle!
The ten or so warehouses of Roaring Tiger Hall were all excavated under the guidance of Ba Xiaoyu the Beggar.
The heaps of Jade Crystal Pellets, dry meat, and raw crystals inside the warehouses almost dazzled all the Cultivators.
In quite a few secret barns below the ground, which boasted a fine ventilation and drainage system, more food that anybody could measure was stored with rune arrays. They were essentially white and golden oceans full of the fragrance of food. Even the barns of the court could not have had more storage!
Looking at the loads of food here, Qi Zhongdao sneered. “The barns caught fire, and everything was burnt up, huh?”
After all the warehouses were opened, there were indeed Jade Crystal Pellets, raw crystals, and the dry meat of animals. The seals and unique magical equipment that belonged to the sects that were thought to have been annihilated by the White Lotus Sect had been found, too.
However, they seemed far away from Ba Xiaoyu the Beggar’s claim that ‘there are quite a few treasuries that are fully loaded with secret treasures’!