Xiang Shaoyun had waited many years to regain the Ziling Sect. Now that he was right at their gates with his army, he naturally wouldn’t leave empty-handed. His clone had been lying in wait at the main peak. When Di Nuo activated the grand formation, it was time for his clone to get to work.
At this point, he wasn’t even afraid that he would be discovered anymore. Using the profundity of earth, he flooded the formation eye with his energy, trying to destroy the entire formation. At the same time, his main body stopped all his men and told them to temporarily retreat. It would take him some time to destroy the formation.
“Boss, what are you afraid of? I’ll get Uncle Tang to destroy this formation,” said Little White.
“No rush. This formation won’t last long. Let them be c.o.c.ky for a tiny bit longer,” said Xiang Shaoyun.
They retreated and stayed not far from the sect.
“Fourth young master, sixth young master, the first young master has been killed by Xiang Shaoyun,” reported someone.
“Where are the other sacred elders?” asked Di Nuo. He did not seem to care much about his elder brother. Instead, he asked about the Heaven Battling Realm experts.
“They are all still fighting in the sky,” replied the person.
“What a surprise. That little b.a.s.t.a.r.d actually came with so many people. What should we do now?” said Di Nuo as he grew anxious.
“Fourth brother, we need to call Father out,” said Di Youguang, who was similarly anxious.
“That’s right. We need to get the sect master to come out. Only then can we kill that little b.a.s.t.a.r.d,” someone immediately agreed.
“Since Father is not showing himself even now, it is clear that he is at a crucial stage of his cultivation. Let’s wait for the sacred elders before deciding what to do. If they win, Father won’t need to show himself anymore,” said Di Nuo.
At this time, Xiang Shaoyun’s shout rang out, “Di Nuo, Di Youguang, I am the one who killed your brothers. Why are you not here to avenge them? What great siblings they have.”
“Xiang Shaoyun, don’t get too c.o.c.ky. Come over here if you have the guts. You will die the moment you attack,” said Di Nuo.
“That’s right. If we fight one on one, I can easily chop you up into eight pieces,” said Di Youguang.
“Sure, I’ll fight the two of you alone. If I lose, we will retreat immediately. Do you dare accept my challenge?” asked Xiang Shaoyun confidently.
“I don’t fear you, but how do I know if you’re playing some underhanded tricks,” replied Di Youguang.
“That’s simple. I’ll go over. My men will watch from far away. But I’m afraid you are too cowardly to face me even with this condition,” said Xiang Shaoyun as he advanced with Little White. As he rode forward, he looked like a heroic general that could fight an entire army by his lonesome self.
“The young master is so handsome,” muttered Xia Yingying, who was completely smitten.
“Big brother has always been this handsome,” Ye Chaomu agreed.
Xiang Shaoyun’s challenge left Di Nuo and Di Youguang with no choice but to face Xiang Shaoyun in a battle. After all, the people of Di Sect were watching. If they refused the challenge even with such a favorable condition, they would have no reputation left.
Fortunately for them, Di Nuo was much stronger than Di Lang. He was a fourth-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator. Di Youguang was a first-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator. They reckoned they could deal with Xiang Shaoyun easily when working together.
The only reason they were making such an a.s.sumption was that they had never witnessed Xiang Shaoyun’s strength. If they knew just how strong he was, they would be much less confident before him.
The two left the formation together with two Sovereigns that were in charge of protecting them from any mishaps.
“Xiang Shaoyun, this place now belongs to the Di Clan. What’s the point of this? If you submit, I will beg my father for leniency on your behalf. If you remain stubborn, don’t blame us for not showing mercy,” said Di Nuo with his eyes narrowed.
“Cut the c.r.a.p. Bring it on. I’ll kill both of you. Let’s see if Di Batian will continue hiding then,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a sneer.
“How arrogant. Take this,” said Di Youguang, filled with fury. He charged forward and slashed at Xiang Shaoyun with the silver radiance growing out of his hand.
At the same time, he released his one-layered soul foundation and surrounded Xiang Shaoyun with a powerful pressure, trying to make sure Xiang Shaoyun would have no way of dodging his attack.
Facing the attack, Xiang Shaoyun leaped off Little White’s body and said, “Why are you embarra.s.sing yourself out here with this little strength? Fine, I’ll send you to the afterlife first.”
Both his fists shot forth at the same time, sending a domineering lightning fist flying forward like a raging dragon. The fist burst Di Youguang’s attack into pieces before proceeding forward.
Di Youguang was unable to react. Just as the fist was about to land, Di Nuo rushed over, gathered powerful energy around his palms, and interrupted the fist. An ear-piercing boom rumbled out. Di Nuo had successfully blocked the attack, but his entire body felt numb as though he had been struck by lightning. The impact smashed him into Di Youguang, and the two were sent flying.
“Both of you can head to the afterlife together,” said Xiang Shaoyun as he drew the Overlord Skyslaying Saber and swung it at them.
The two Soul Foundation Realm experts that had come out with them charged Xiang Shaoyun without hesitation. They surrounded Xiang Shaoyun with their peak soul foundation energy, not giving him a chance to continue attacking the brothers.
“Kill him!” said Di Nuo. After learning just how strong Xiang Shaoyun was, he could no longer be bothered about his prestige.
The two Sovereigns attacked together. As Xiang Shaoyun’s people were quite far away, they wouldn’t be able to help in time unless they were Saints.
Tuoba Wan’er immediately shouted, “Grandpa Urchin, please help the holy son-in-law.”
“Granny Luo, kill those two!” Ye Chaomu commanded.
Just as the two Heaven Battling Realm experts were about to make a move, Xiang Shaoyun broke free of his predicament with his own strength. He pushed his speed to his limits, using the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps, footwork intent, and profundity of wind at the same time, allowing him to become as ethereal as the wind.
However, it wasn’t enough to completely escape the two peak Sovereigns’ lockdown. After all, the gap between their actual cultivation levels was too great. Just as the two were about to catch him once again, a pair of golden wings unfurled from Xiang Shaoyun’s back. With a flap, his speed increased even further, and he escaped them easily.
The two wanted to chase after him, but at this time, the turtle and the toad had arrived. The two Sovereigns were forced to escort Di Nuo and Di Youguang back into their formation.
“Do you think you can come and go as you wish? This formation will vanish,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a smirk as his clone finally made a move against the formation.