Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The bloody scene in the villa frightened the young girl, so she fell silent. Her face was pale, and her eyes were full of fear.
Both Xu Xiaopei and Xu Deye glared at Xu Guangliang. Although they knew that their mother’s killer was right before them, they were helpless to do anything.
After a short moment of shock, Xu Qianqian subconsciously looked at Mo Wen. Her heart calmed down quite a bit. With Mo Wen around, she always felt especially safe, because this man gave her a sense of security beyond anything else.
“You…” Xu Dongkui pointed at Xu Guangliang but could not say anything for a while. This wicked son of his was actually so vicious, plotting to kill the entire family. Where was his humanity?
“Old fart, these mongrels of yours originally should not have existed. What I am doing now is just merely sending them back.”
Xu Guangliang’s gaze swept over the crowd of Xu Clan members, young and old. His gaze was full of contempt and gloom.
Mo Wen put down the teacup in his hand. His gaze slowly shifted to Xu Guangliang. “Young man, your hostility is too heavy. Killing leads to a life for a life. Could it be you did not know that?”
Just now, Xu Guangliang had given the order to have people killed. It had happened in an instant. Even he did not think Xu Guangliang would be so decisive and cruel.
The current situation was clearly one that would not cease until one side was dead. He had probably long planned to eradicate the entire Xu Clan.
“Killing leads to a life for a life?” Xu Guangliang glanced at Mo Wen, the corner of his lips curling. “A life for a life still requires someone to dare to come and claim my life. Who has the ability to claim my life?”
He laughed maniacally, looking coldly at Mo Wen. He said, “I know you have some skill, and your origins aren’t trivial. To be able to cure the old fart’s illness and even kill my spirit pet, your skills aren’t bad. This initially didn’t concern you, but since you insist on meddling, then go to h*ll with them.”
This man had ruined his plan. How could he let him go? Xu Guangliang pointed coldly at Mo Wen. “Kill him.”
His words had barely left his lips, when dozens of muzzles aimed at Mo Wen. Their actions weren’t the least bit hesitant.
Mo Wen quietly snorted. He flicked his finger, and the teacup in front of him instantly exploded into pieces. The next moment, the water droplets that splashed out swarmed towards the men in black like locusts. A strange chill swelled up in the villa, and the sheer, quiet cold made everyone shiver inside.
The dozens of men in black did not even get to fire their guns before dropping to the floor one by one. Blood was flowing out of their bodies. They were covered in multiple punctures and holes, all of which were deep wounds.
The water droplets that scattered in the air had actually turned into ice droplets in an instant. One by one, they penetrated the bodies of the big, burly men in black like bullets. Flesh and bone could not possibly withstand the ice droplets’ penetration.
In the blink of an eye, all of the big burly men in black were lying on the ground. None of them were alive.
“You… how could you…”
Xu Guangliang looked at Mo Wen, speechless. The scene just now was too astonishing. What method could produce such a terrifying scene?
“In reality, too many people can kill you. Don’t think too highly of yourself, daring to misbehave after learning some skills.”
Mo Wen slowly rose. He walked from his seat. With a single step, his silhouette seemed to appear in front of Xu Guangliang in the blink of an eye, while his hand slowly reached out to grasp his throat.
Seeing this, Xu Guangliang’s expression changed. Mo Wen’s speed just now was too fast. Xu Guangliang barely had time to react before Mo Wen had appeared before him.
In a rush, he extended a palm towards Mo Wen, channeling almost all the strength in his entire body. A dark glow gathered at his palm, causing the surrounding temperature to plummet.
Mo Wen was not too surprised at Xu Guangliang’s behavior. That was because he had seen at a glance that he practiced Heretic path methods. Because his cultivation was too low, only at the Regulated Breathing realm, he was far too weak. So in Mo Wen’s eyes, Xu Guangliang could not possibly hide it.
Mo Wen’s palm did not move, but instead directly clashed with Xu Guangliang’s palm. Seemingly without any suspense, he sent Xu Guangliang flying.
“Didn’t you just ask who could kill you? Then you better open your eyes, look closely, and see how you are going to die.”
The corner of Mo Wen’s mouth curled. He stood on the spot unmoving. He gently stretched out his palm, and a formless wave spread out with Mo Wen as the center. It instantly covered the entire villa.
Xu Guangliang, who was still flying out, suddenly froze in mid-air. Then he slowly flew back, completely defying the principles of physics. It was bizarre and incredible.
Xu Guangliang’s face was scared and pale. He loudly shouted out, “Master, save me!” It was his first time seeing such a bizarre scene.
A strange voice suddenly sounded in the villa. “You cannot even handle such a small matter, and you even called me out. You disappoint me.”
A strange man then began walking steadily down the spiral staircase.
As to why he was strange, it was because the man was wearing a ferocious gray mask. His face could not be seen. Only a pair of cold eyes was visible. His eyes shined with a chilling glow, causing people to feel a chill down their spines.
Once he appeared, he extended his hand. A gray light turned into a palm strike, clashing directly with the formless wave, scattering it. Xu Guangliang also dropped from the air onto the ground.
Since when was there someone upstairs in the villa?
Xu Qianqian and the rest took a while to fathom all this. When they were upstairs earlier, they had not noticed this person. Also, the scene just now was too shocking. Many had not managed to react. It was as though they were still dreaming.
“So you are Xu Guangliang’s master, the person who taught him to practice the Heretic path methods? You also planted the bloodsucking spirit in Xu Dongkui’s body.”
Mo Wen looked at the person slowly walking down the spiral staircase. He knew that the big fish had appeared. Since Xu Guangliang had practiced the Heretic path methods, naturally he had relations with the Heretic forces. Also, his activities in the capital involved using spirits to harm people. That basically confirmed that he was connected with the Heretic forces that he was investigating.
There wasn’t just one Heretic force in the world. It should be said that there were many. They mostly hid in the shadows, avoiding the eyes of the Huatian Palace, sneakily carrying out shady dealings.
The Heretic forces that Mo Wen was investigating had recently been constantly carrying out activities around the capital. They had already drawn Huatian Palace’s attention.
Under normal circumstances, the Heretic forces would not be so acting so brazenly. They surely had some motive driving them to rise from the depths.
Before this, Mo Wen had not obtained any useful intel from the Lu Clan Manor. Now, a big fish had finally appeared. Coming today to the Xu Clan was definitely fortuitous.
The masked man slowly reached the first floor foyer. He looked at Mo Wen with interest and said, “You sure know quite a bit. I am very interested. Who are you?”
Normal people from the ancient martial arts sects, especially the younger generation, rarely knew about the existence of the Heretic forces. The youth before him had cultivation that was not weak. His background must certainly not be simple.
“Master.” Xu Guangliang climbed up from the ground and stood respectfully behind the masked man. His head was low, and his eyes showed an obedient look, like a lowly servant.
A year ago, he had been a normal person, not knowing that ancient martial arts existed in the world. After meeting his master, his whole life changed. At the same time, his ambition grew larger and larger.
The masked man, however, didn’t even look at Xu Guangliang. His eyes had been fixed on Mo Wen from the start. The cultivation that Mo Wen had demonstrated just now was not low. It was almost equal to the cultivation of the beginning stage of the Qi Nucleation realm. He was so young and already a beginning stage Qi Nucleation realm ancient martial arts practitioner. His future potential was limitless.
With his intermediate stage Qi Nucleation realm cultivation, defeating this youth would not be hard. On the other hand, if he wanted to kill him, it probably wouldn’t be that easy.
However, they could not leave witnesses of today’s incident, so a battle to the death was sure to ensue.
“Who I am is not important. I am very happy to meet you. You are a big fish.”
Mo Wen smiled, looking playfully at the masked man. With his current ability, if the opponent did not have the cultivation of the Embryonic Breathing realm, he would not pose a threat to him.
The cultivation of the masked man before him was not low, but it was only of the intermediate stage of the Qi Nucleation realm. He had noticed in one look just now when he attacked. As for Mo Wen, just now he had used only 20 percent of his cultivation. So in the eyes of the masked man, his cultivation was only at the beginning stage of the Qi Nucleation realm.
“Big fish?” The masked man laughed coldly, saying plainly, “Your metaphor is very interesting. It is like you are shrimp. Big fish eating shrimp is very normal.”
Mo Wen laughed. “You sure are confident.”
He had no intention of continuing to bicker with the masked man. With a dash of his silhouette, dozens of afterimages appeared in the air, arriving before the masked man in the blink of an eye.
The next moment, a terrifying pressure exploded out from Mo Wen, crushing down towards the masked man. The terrifying Inner Qi wave compressed the air in the entire villa. Inside the villa, it was like a pressure cooker.
“Cultivation at the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm. How can this be?!”
The once calm masked man suddenly felt shocked. His eyes were full of disbelief and panic. How could he face one of the strongest practitioners at the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm? They had a gap of two whole levels. It was impossible to be his opponent.
Once one’s cultivation reached the Qi Nucleation realm, the difference between levels was much greater. The difference between the intermediate and beginning stage Qi Nucleation realm ancient martial art practitioners was like that of the Soothing Pulse realm and Sea of Qi realm ancient martial art practitioners.
The higher the cultivation realm, the more difficult it was to break through a level. Unless they were monsters, they could not possibly complete the challenge of breaking through.
He was not one of the monstrously strong. Among the Qi Nucleation realm, he could bully the beginning stage ancient martial art practitioners, but when faced with a later stage ancient martial art practitioner, he could only act meekly. Also, now it was not just a difference of one level, but two full levels.
Maybe if he had been facing an ancient martial art practitioner of the later stage Qi Nucleation realm, his chances of escaping would be high. But facing a strong practitioner at the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm, the hope of escaping was uncertain.
He never thought that Mo Wen would be at the pinnacle of the Qi Nucleation realm. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have dared to come down. He would have directly run away.