What was the thing that had frightened Xiang Shaoyun so much? In truth, Xiang Shaoyun hadn’t gotten a good look at it. He only felt the sensation that he was facing either a peak Sovereign or a Saint. If he had taken another step forward, he would have lost his life. His many years of experience had taught him how to seek luck and avoid calamity. He wouldn’t force himself to do something beyond his ability and put himself in danger.
As he wiped the cold sweat off his face, he muttered, “There is actually something that scary on this island? I really can’t afford to be careless here.”
Money had imprinted himself on Xiang Shaoyun’s arm and said, “Boss, we really can’t be careless. I was so frightened my entire body went limp. That big fellow was probably undergoing some sort of transformation and couldn’t rush at us. Otherwise, we would be dead already.”
“Um. Looks like we both need to be careful, or we won’t be able to reach the secret s.p.a.ce,” said Xiang Shaoyun.
Due to changing his direction, he came across the True Martial Academy disciples who were heavily surrounded by furred claw crabs. Looking at the group of people, Xiang Shaoyun lamented inwardly, Truly powerful.
Back when he first joined the Dragon Phoenix Academy, he got to meet the many geniuses hailing from all over the dominion. Even then, he had acknowledged the fact that the world was filled with talented geniuses. When he looked at these True Martial Academy disciples, the same feeling came to him.
They were stronger than Dragon Phoenix Academy disciples, and it was something not even Xiang Shaoyun could deny. Three of them were even giving off an intensely dangerous sensation, increasing the pressure Xiang Shaoyun felt since he was aiming to become the compet.i.tion’s champion. He started rejoicing that he had formed his soul clone before coming. Otherwise, he really wouldn’t be confident of victory when faced against these top geniuses.
Xiang Shaoyun did not intend to entangle with them, so he turned to leave. One of them suddenly pointed at him and demanded, “You, get over here.”
The young man was lofty and arrogant, talking as though he was commanding a servant. His att.i.tude was one that caused others to feel rather uncomfortable around him. His blue hair whipped about wildly, and on his st.u.r.dy body was blue armor. A blue spear was in his hand, and with one look, one could see that he was a water cultivator.
His name was Mu Ye, and he was an eighth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. He was a well-known figure in his academy, and he was the same person who had gotten into an argument with Tang Longfei earlier.
Xiang Shaoyun did not know why the young man harbored such heavy hostility toward him, but he was too busy to waste any time, so he ignored the young man and continued deeper into the island.
Mu Ye did not expect to be ignored, and he instinctively viewed it as an admission of fear. Thus, he rushed over, blocked Xiang Shaoyun’s path, and shouted, “Are you deaf? Did you not hear me?”
Some of the True Martial Academy disciples weren’t bothered, so they continued advancing, and some were in no rush, so they stayed around to see how the youth would react. After all, Mu Ye was backed by the Little Overlord, their academy’s number three disciple.
The Little Overlord’s actual name was Xiang Chenxi. He was a delicate and pretty young man, but his wild purple hair added an overbearing air. A saber hung at his back, and he rode a rare purple lightning horse, a horse demon as fast as lightning with an extremely powerful bloodline. It was rumored to be an extinct species, so it was surprising that one could be found here as Little Overlord’s mount.
Seated on the purple lightning horse, he looked at Xiang Shaoyun silently. Complicated emotions welled in his eyes as he thought, Are there really two people that resemble each other so much in this world?
Xiang Shaoyun looked at Mu Ye indifferently and said, “Get out of the way before you make me angry.”
“You think you can scare us just because you’re the disciple of a lord? You have touched upon a taboo by calling yourself Overlord. Go apologize to the Little Overlord and swear to never call yourself that again. I will then consider sparing you. Otherwise, this is where your trip ends,” threatened Mu Ye with his eyes narrowed.
“That’s all?” Xiang Shaoyun asked.
“Yes. Of course, if you want to become our Little Overlord’s follower, he might consider tolerating you,” said Mu Ye. A smile formed on his face as he thought that Xiang Shaoyun had conceded.
A wide smile also bloomed on Xiang Shaoyun’s face, and Mu Ye was unhappy to see it. In a deep tone, he asked, “What is the meaning of this? Do you really have the guts to disobey?”
“I’ll return your words to you. Get your Little Overlord to yield to me, and I’ll permit him to continue calling himself the Little Overlord,” said Xiang Shaoyun.
The expressions of the True Martial Academy disciples s.h.i.+fted when they heard his words. They were clearly surprised that Xiang Shaoyun, this young man, was actually courageous enough to stand against the Little Overlord.
“You’re courting death!” Mu Ye was furious. After a shout, he attacked. He had to teach this unruly kid a lesson. However, Xiang Shaoyun moved before he could even release his attack.
Mu Ye couldn’t even see how Xiang Shaoyun moved when he found Xiang Shaoyun right before him. A palm that was scarier than even the pincers of a furred claw crab gripped his neck. He could almost taste death, and his entire body chilled.
“Do not think that you’re amazing just because you’re an ancient academy disciple. Also, don’t think that you can look down on the world with just a little bit of strength. Some people are those who you can just never afford to offend, and some people ignore you because they can’t be bothered to waste any time on you. For you to keep pus.h.i.+ng it is the same as suicide,” Xiang Shaoyun berated coldly like an elder berating the young.
He had met a lot of people who thought too highly of themselves and viewed him as a pushover. Thus, he was forced to bare his fangs to scare some of them off. Mu Ye was indignant. He was an eighth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator, but a seventh-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator was actually holding him by his throat.
He couldn’t even breathe, and this was something he could not believe. When Xiang Shaoyun landed a heavy slap across his face, Mu Ye was finally forced to accept that everything was really happening.
A few other people rushed out from Little Overlord’s group. One of them shouted, “Friend, please release Mu Ye, or don’t blame us for being impolite.”
They were all the Little Overlord’s followers. Two of them were ninth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivators, including the one who had spoken.
“I’m going to release them just because you asked? Wouldn’t that be an embarra.s.sment for this overlord?” replied Xiang Shaoyun with a flat tone. He never bullied the weak, but he also never feared anyone who thought they could bully him.