Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The lady in white robes retreated right away. However, no matter how fast she was, she was not faster than the Power of Soul and Will, which glided over the heavens and earth instantly. A terrifying Power of Soul and Will burst into her consciousness, causing her body to shake. She almost fell down from mid-air. Her eyes went blank for a moment.
A silhouette flashed past. Mo Wen appeared before the lady in white robes in the blink of an eye. He extended his hand and grabbed her, locking her in his arm. He then twisted his hand, pinning her arm behind her back as though he was catching a criminal.
“You have lost,” Mo Wen said mockingly with a smirk. However, his gaze was serious. It was because he could feel that the body of the lady in white robes was like a volcano; she was going to explode.
Everyone had their eyes fixed on the battlefield. When they saw that Mo Wen had easily captured the lady in white robes, they were all stupefied. In fact, they were a little numb. It was not the first time this scene had appeared in front of them.
Yuan Kuang’s face quivered slightly. Right now, he discovered that the more he knew about Mo Wen, the more he seemed to not understand him. She was a cardinal in the clergy, an unparalleled strong practitioner which was comparable to those at the Golden Elixir realm. He had actually captured her as easily as he did to others before. This world was a bit too crazy.
Gu Jingman slightly breathed a sigh of relief. She couldn’t understand how Mo Wen could capture the lady in white robes so easily, but she only needed to know that Mo Wen could win.
Everyone thought that the scene from before was about to play out again and that Mo Wen would still easily subdue his opponent. But only Mo Wen knew inside that he was holding on to a volcano in his hand. A moment of carelessness would result in a cataclysmic end.
The lady in white robes regained her senses. Those eyes that had not been raised from the start finally welled up in rage. The rage gradually grew, like a wildfire burning in the plains.
“Presumptuous,” she yelled out angrily. A terrifying white divine light exploded from her body like a white sun. The astonishing power immediately engulfed the entire arena. The grass lawn instantly sank by a foot. The surrounding people who were closer were immediately sent flying out uncontrollably once they came in contact with the white divine light.
Mo Wen’s body trembled too. Immediately, he was pushed backward and sent flying out uncontrollably by tens of meters. A brilliant golden light enveloped him, turning him into a golden man in an instant. He seemed like the Golden Body Luohan.
“She is indeed at the later stage Golden Elixir realm. Such formidable strength,” Mo Wen exclaimed. If it was not for the Indestructible Body of Vajrapani that protected Mo Wen’s body in time, the strength of the recoil would have been enough to injure him.
“Youth, you are challenging my bottom line.” Stunning Snow’s facial expression turned cold. She had never thought that this youth would actually be so daring and touched her. On top of that, she would never have expected that the soul power of this youth was actually so powerful. His soul power was far above hers. His soul power was comparable to that of a martial arts practitioner who was at the pinnacle of the Golden Elixir realm.
But even practitioners at the pinnacle of the Golden Elixir realm could not completely release their soul power to attack others over long distances; that type of soul power was infinitely approaching Soul and Will. Only strong practitioners who were practicing the Divine Way could obtain such power. For a youth who had not yet reached the Golden Elixir realm to actually have such frightening soul power was simply incredible.
Even she, with a slight lapse, had fallen to his skill.
“If this was a battle of life and death, you would have already lost,” Mo Wen said nonchalantly. Just now, he had caught the lady in white robes by surprise, but he had not done anything. If he was not just capturing her, but instead had attacked, even if he could not kill the lady in white robes, it would not be hard for him to severely wound her.
“How did you do that?” Stunning Snow’s expression sank. She was a member of the Sacred Palace in the Gods Alliance. No matter where she went, everyone showed her respect. Even the cardinals of the clergy showed her utmost respect. A youth had actually dared to be so presumptuous to her. She hated other people touching her the most. It was because in her heart, aside from the Divine Way, everyone else was unclean.
“It has nothing to do with you, does it?” Mo Wen said plainly.
The key reason he could put the lady in white robes at a disadvantage was that he had practiced the Divine Soul Trillion Layers. Before this, he might not have been able to do so. After all, he was against a terrifying existence at the later stage Golden Elixir realm. But his current soul power was already at a level approaching Soul and Will. There would most likely be few normal practitioners at the pinnacle of the Golden Elixir realm who matched him based purely on soul power.
“Do you think that I cannot handle you?” Stunning Snow’s expression turned ice cold. This youth’s indifference was a provocation for her. She slowly extended her hand. Strands of divine light pierced out from her palm. Then, a very small and very cute white beetle appeared in her hand.
The instant the beetle appeared, it released beams of dim divine light. The light completely enveloped her entire body. If it was not for her carelessness just now, this youth would never have gotten the opportunity to attack her. Even with his incredible soul power, he still couldn’t do anything to her.
“Treasure.” A glint of surprise flashed past Mo Wen’s eyes. That beetle was akin to an immortal cultivator’s treasure, and its rank did not seem to be low. This woman’s background was not simple. She was most likely not an ordinary person.
He could sense that the divine light released by the beetle had the ability to shield against soul power. With his current soul power, he most likely would not be able to break through this obstacle layer.
“You should know, I can defeat you easily. I can even kill you,” Stunning Snow said plainly. However, she didn’t attack immediately. It was because she knew that this youth was not simple. She had some scruples when faced with this kind of people with mysterious backgrounds.
“You can’t kill me. If we really spar with all our might, it’ll be hard to tell who will win,” Mo Wen said plainly.
Even though the lady in white robes was powerful, and he would not be her opponent under normal circumstances, he had a few ancient spell talismans with him. If he went all out and used the few spell talismans, he had the possibility of killing the lady in white robes.
However, he undoubtedly would need to pay a huge price to do so. This lady in white robes had the cultivation akin to later stage Golden Elixir realm. She had a treasured item with her too. The three people at the beginning stage Golden Elixir realm, who he had encountered in the Ghost Lair, paled into insignificance when compared to this lady. Even if he used the Thunderbolt talisman, it would most likely be difficult for him to kill her.
“If my guess is correct, you are from the Huatian Palace in Hua Xia, right? So young, and so capable. You are most likely a member of the Heaven Palace Hall too, right?”
Stunning Snow didn’t doubt Mo Wen’s words. On the contrary, she calmed down. As far as she knew, in Hua Xia, only the mysterious Huatian Palace could produce such a youth. As a member of the Gods Alliance, naturally, she knew how mysterious and formidable the Huatian Palace was.
Mo Wen didn’t answer her. However, a glint of doubt welled up in his mind. Heaven Palace Hall? There was such a department called the Heaven Palace Hall in the Huatian Palace? Strictly speaking, he didn’t really understand the Huatian Palace as well. Naturally, it would be impossible for him to be a member of the Heaven Palace Hall.
“There is no vendetta between you and me. There is no need for a fight to the death. Since you are from the Huatian Palace, I will overlook your offense this time. But you must give me Murano. Of course, I will not interfere with your underground fight. If you still do not agree, then we can only decide on who has better skills through a fight.”
A light flashed past in Stunning Snow’s eyes. Her topic of conversation changed suddenly. She had actually let slide what he did to her just now. If this slightly stubborn youth was from the Heaven Palace Hall, then for her to defeat him, she would most likely need to pay a price. She wouldn’t want to take such a risk at the spur of the moment.
“You are a lady. In front of a lady, I can be quite a gentleman. Since you pleaded for him, it is not impossible to let him off.”
The corner of Mo Wen’s mouth lifted. With a wave of his hand, he sent Murano in front of the lady in white robes. Before this, he had probed. It seemed impossible to win against her with a sneak attack. So, in order to defeat her, the price to pay was too high. Of course, he knew that it was better to go along with her words right now. After all, he was not willing to get into a huge fight over some trivial matters.
“You are the worst gentleman that I have ever seen.” Stunning Snow took a long glance at Mo Wen. Then, she waved her hand. A shapeless white light enveloped Murano. At the same time, both of them transformed into a beam of light and disappeared from the square in an instant.
Gentleman? She had seen both real gentlemen and pretend gentlemen. But she had never seen a “gentleman” like Mo Wen.
Mo Wen’s eyes flashed past a glint of pondering. This was his first time getting in contact with a strong practitioner from the western world. He realized that they were not simple too. There was a type of people who might be on par with the immortal cultivators.
This world was surely complicated and mysterious.
Right now, he had lost interested in torturing samurais from the Fu Sang Country. He sent Ida Tsuruoka, who was still left hanging, floating in mid-air, flying with a slap. Then, he turned around to look at people from the Yamaguchi-gumi.
“Yamaguchi-gumi, is there anyone else? If anyone else wants to join the battle, be quick,” Mo Wen said plainly.
“No more… no more… We admit defeat… We admit defeat…” Right now, Yoshida Ichiro was badly frightened. He didn’t dare to have any other thoughts. He couldn’t wait for the underground fight to end now. The few Lords from the Devil Saber-kai didn’t die during the underground fight. For him, that was considered the most consoling part out of all his griefs.
Since the Yamaguchi-gumi voluntarily admitted defeat, Mo Wen didn’t waste time to say much. He turned around to return to Gu Jingman’s side.
“Younger brother, you have worked hard.” Gu Jingman stood up with a smile. She welcomed him and served him tea. She was very attentive toward him.
“In the future, don’t look for me over this kind of small matter.” Mo Wen rolled his eyes at Gu Jingman. With her current ability, she was capable of handling the situation on her own. If it was not because she purposely dragged him here, she was capable of settling this underground fight with her ability. Of course, that was assuming that the lady in white robes didn’t join in this underground fight. However, with that lady’s personality, she would surely stay out of this kind of matter.
“You, this heartless creature, aren’t you worried that your elder sister might accidentally get injured from the brutal fights with others?” Gu Jingman glanced at Mo Wen resentfully. She put on a weak and pitiful look.
Mo Wen was too lazy to bother with her. If Gu Jingman was someone who could be easily dealt with, then she wouldn’t be a female mafia leader. Only God knew how ruthless she was behind his back.
The underground fight ended with the Hua Xia Five Major Influences winning. This time, the Yamaguchi-gumi agreed to the terms without mincing their words. They promised to not step foot in the Hua Dong region for ten years. Of course, they said they wouldn’t set foot in the Hua Dong region; however, no one could be sure whether they would set foot in other regions. But that matter was obviously not under the control of the Five Major Influences.
Gu Jingman and the rest prepared to return to Hua Xia, while Mo Wen and Shen Jing went sightseeing at Fuji Mountain. Everything was peaceful. There weren’t any hiccups. After a few days, Mo Wen and Shen Jing, who had finished sightseeing, took a flight back to Hua Xia from Tokyo.