Qin Junling was a senior figure in Di Sect. In fact, his seniority was comparable to Old Winter and Old Summer. One advantage he held over them was him being younger. He was at an age where he still had a lot of room for growth in cultivation. He was already an eighth-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator, and he was someone Di Batian looked highly upon.
Qin Junling had three siblings alongside him. The four of them were collectively known as Di’s Four Qins. The eldest was Qin Junling, then Qin Huailing, followed by Qin Xialing and finally Qin s.h.i.+ling. The three eldest were males, while the youngest was a woman.
Of the four, the strongest was Qin Junling. The second strongest was Qin s.h.i.+ling, who also had another ident.i.ty—a woman of the sect’s first young master.
Qin Junling gathered about 200 people with his siblings and headed toward the Di City in a grandiose fas.h.i.+on. The group was powerful, and all of them were in high spirits, showcasing the might of a large organization.
Qin Junling was seated atop a tiger as he led the group. With a halberd in hand, he looked like a heroic general of a powerful army. By his side, Qin Hualing and Qin Xialing also looked incredibly mighty and formidable. Although they were already middle-aged, they still had an impressive temperament about them.
Also with them was a young woman dressed in a yellow satin outfit. She had a flirtatious look on her face that seemed to emanate seduction, and her fiery figure was well showcased by her revealing outfit. Any man looking at her would feel their lips go dry.
“Big brother, is it worth all of us making such a big deal out of a little b.a.s.t.a.r.d like that?” Qin s.h.i.+ling grumbled unhappily.
“That little b.a.s.t.a.r.d is no longer the same person. He went to the Dragon Phoenix Academy and is now an Emperor. He also brought some experts with him. He had even taken over the governor’s manor. We have to take them seriously,” said Qin Junling. “This time, we need to capture that little b.a.s.t.a.r.d alive. That way, we will be able to show the sect master our undivided loyalty to him.”
“True. If we can get this merit, I will probably be the first lady once the first young master becomes the sect master in the future,” said Qin s.h.i.+ling joyfully.
“Big brother, that kid is an Emperor at most. How strong can the people he brought be? Is there a need for the sect master to take this so seriously?” asked Qin Huailing.
“I heard that they had brought along a Heaven Battling Realm expert. The people behind Xiang Shaoyun are probably those left behind by the previous sect master. It doesn’t matter, though. The sect master has some people protecting us in secret,” said Qin Junling.
“If that is the case, we have to give them a good show this time. If we can settle this nicely, our standing in the sect will rise to a higher level,” said Qin Xialing.
As they traveled through the wild, Xiang Shaoyun’s group suddenly appeared. This particular spot was the place bordering both the Di Sect and Di City. The place was desolate and uninhabited, and if a battle broke out, other parties would not be affected.
Qin Junling and his people were somewhat astonished to see Xiang Shaoyun’s group bravely appearing before them. And when they noticed that Xiang Shaoyun did not even have that many people with him, they smiled.
“Haha, I trust you have been well, young master,” said Qin Junling as he howled with laughter.
Xiang Shaoyun only had Ye Chaomu, Little White, Money, Du Xuanhao, Han Pojun, the turtle, and some others with him. They were few in number, but each of them was a valiant combatant.
A sharp look appeared in Xiang Shaoyun’s eyes as he said, “Qin Junling, it looks like you have been living a good life.”
Xiang Shaoyun did not have much of an impression of Qin Junling and his people, but he still remembered that they were good-for-nothings that only excelled in flattering their superiors. In the past, his father had not attached any importance to them. Obviously, Di Batian had valued them rather highly.
“Of course. Back then, the previous sect master looked down upon n.o.bodies like us. But now, we n.o.bodies are the ones holding power in the sect, enjoying all the sect has to offer. As for you, little b.a.s.t.a.r.d, you are reduced into a vagrant, living a life of being constantly hunted. It must have been hard for you to survive until today,” said Qin Junling with derision. “Unfortunately, you seem to be dead set on threading this path of doom. Today, you will come with us to the sect and await the sect master’s command. Don’t bother struggling against us. It is pointless.”
“Hehe, what a shameless traitor. Since I dare to show myself here, I am definitely confident in surviving this encounter. Remember, today is the day all of you die!” declared Xiang Shaoyun as he started stepping forward.
“You trying to have a one-on-one fight? Let me play with you for a bit,” said Qin s.h.i.+ling, who found her heartbeat accelerating upon seeing how good Xiang Shaoyun looked.
She was a seventh-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator and was the second strongest among their siblings. It was expected that she would be able to easily defeat Xiang Shaoyun.
“Let me deal with this woman,” volunteered Ye Chaomu, who could see what Qin s.h.i.+ling was thinking in her mind.
Riding on her green-eyed cat, she rushed ahead of Xiang Shaoyun. Strands of dark energy swirled around her, instantly surrounding her in a mystical aura. Her eyes glowed with an odd glint that caused all the onlookers to feel a chill creep up their spines.
“Little Mu, it’s better if I go,” said Xiang Shaoyun.
He was confident in Ye Chaomu, but as the big brother, how could he let his little sister battle on his behalf?
“No! This woman is too s.l.u.tty. I feel angry just looking at her!” said Ye Chaomu.
“Little s.l.u.t, you dare scold me? Looks like I need to tear your lips apart,” said Qin s.h.i.+ling furiously as she charged Ye Chaomu with her mount.
She attacked mercilessly and sent a sweeping slash forward with her sword. The sword moved as fast as lightning, and a regular person wouldn’t even be able to react in time. No response came from Ye Chaomu, and it looked like she wasn’t going to be able to dodge it.
Xiang Shaoyun grew nervous and shouted, “Little Mu, dodge!”
Ye Chaomu’s eyes shone brightly as two beams shot out from them, the rays carrying numerous ancient symbols. The two beams exuded an ancient aura as though they had arrived from beyond the world. They were capable of penetrating everything, and they reached Qin s.h.i.+ling with an unimaginable might.
Qin s.h.i.+ling’s sword energy was instantly erased, and before she could react, her chest was penetrated. With her strength, she would be able to survive even a stab to her chest. However, the beams contained a corrosive power that instantly erased her life force, giving her no chance to heal. Like a withering flower, she instantly wilted away.
“Fourth sister!” Qin Junling and his two brothers exclaimed in alarm.
They rushed forward to give help, but they found that she was no longer breathing. Her body had rotted, and the corrosive power was even spreading toward them, making them let go of her in fright.