“Hehe, looks like, after so many years, the two of you have forgotten the last words of this lord. So be it. Face my fury,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a sneer. He then went to a formation eye and activated his profundity of earth. His entire person blended into the formation eye, and the illusory formation was restored to its full glory.
Instantly, a boundless mist unfurled out in the sky above the Celestial King’s Palace. The gold-scaled dragon turtle and the goldmark toad found themselves separated from each other. Xiang Shaoyun also used the formation’s power to control the zombie puppets and surround the two fellows.
The zombies were completely unaffected by the illusory formation. On the contrary, they were a part of the formation. Naturally, the gold-scaled dragon turtle and the goldmark toad found themselves greatly restricted by the formation. Even so, with their strength, the zombies couldn’t deal with them easily.
“d.a.m.n it. Kid, you are pretending to be Lord War G.o.d. If you have the guts, show yourself. Watch how this lord will kill you with a single finger,” shouted the furious turtle.
The illusory formation was too powerful. Even a top-tier Demon Sovereign would be trapped. Moreover, the zombies possessed a thick death aura that would also pose the two fellows some troubles.
The toad also shouted, “Kid, get out here! This Sovereign will swallow you alive!”
“Looks like you won’t behave without being taught a lesson,” said Xiang Shaoyun. He activated the formation’s offensive functions, and numerous powerful energy attacks started bombarding the two Demon Sovereigns.
This was an exceptionally powerful formation at the saint-grade. Even Xiang Shaoyun wasn’t able to unleash more than one-tenth of the formation’s might. However, what he could do was more than enough to teach the two Demon Sovereigns a lesson.
The attacks of the formation rained down on the turtle and the toad. The two were able to protect themselves while hitting back, but since this was a formation, their attacks weren’t able to reach Xiang Shaoyun. Thus, they could only suffer the beating one-sidedly until they were forced into their original forms.
The turtle had powerful punches. His every punch shook the world, and his punches seemed unstoppable. As for the toad, its Toad Technique was powerful. Every inhalation and exhalation created a storm of dust that brought chaos everywhere.
The two weren’t separated too far from each other, and with Xiang Shaoyun’s manipulation, their attacks struck each other. Thus, the longer they stayed in the formation, the gloomier they felt.
“Old turtle, why did you hit me!” the toad cursed.
“How am I supposed to know it’s you?” the turtle replied.
“d.a.m.n it! We need to break this formation, or we will be played to death by that kid,” said the toad.
“Let’s work together. I refuse to believe we can’t break out of this place,” said the turtle.
“Looks like you really think you can fly after spreading your wings a bit. Fine, I’ll let you taste some real pain,” said Xiang Shaoyun with the same confidence. He took out the Holy Spirit Banner and aimed it at the center of the formation.
When he stuck the Holy Spirit Banner into the heart of the formation, one-fifth of the saint-grade formation’s power was activated. The formation grew ma.s.sively stronger, going far beyond the level of a regular Sovereign. The many evil spirits wailed endlessly, and the formation surged with power.
The two Demon Sovereigns instantly experienced the formation’s fatal attacks and wailed in pain. The toad’s wails were especially loud as his defenses weren’t as strong as the gold-scaled dragon turtle’s. Wounds covered his entire body, and death no longer seemed so far. The turtle hid in his sh.e.l.l and silently endured the beating. Even hiding within his sh.e.l.l, he still felt unsafe and felt that it was only a matter of time before his entire sh.e.l.l was shattered.
The beating persisted for a while, and the toad was the first to surrender, “Lord War G.o.d, please forgive me. This toad is willing to serve you wholeheartedly and listen to all your commands.”
He knew very well that if he did not surrender, he would really die. It hadn’t been easy for him to reach this level of cultivation. He still had a long life ahead of him, and he was unwilling to die just like this.
“Do you mean your words?” Xiang Shaoyun asked.
“Yes. I swear on the name of my race. If I go against my words, may I turn into a turtle,” said the toad.
When the turtle heard the oath, he cursed, “You spineless, cowardly toad. You are unworthy of being part of us dragon turtles. You will die before that happens.”
The toad ignored the turtle and waited silently for Xiang Shaoyun’s response.
“Very well. Stay there and wait,” said Xiang Shaoyun as he controlled the formation and stopped attacking the toad.
The old turtle hurriedly said, “Lord War G.o.d, please forgive me. This old turtle is willing to submit to you.”
The toad’s sarcastic voice rang out, “Where’s your spine now, old turtle?”
“It is this turtle’s greatest honor to be able to serve Lord War G.o.d. My spine will naturally exist only for the sake of my lord. O great Lord War G.o.d, please accept my allegiance,” flattered the old turtle.
The toad felt like vomiting when he heard those words, and he cursed inwardly, What shamelessness.
“Good. Since both of you are willing to submit, I will let bygones be bygones. I may have reincarnated and may be weaker than before, but it won’t be long before I’m back at the top. Naturally, the two of you will have the chance to reach greater heights as well,” said Xiang Shaoyun, like the greatest of charlatans.
He then recalled the formation’s power and stored the Holy Spirit Banner. Controlling the formation, he opened a tiny path before stepping through it confidently.
When the turtle and the toad saw him, they had complicated looks in their eyes. Even so, they still greeted him respectfully, “Greetings, Lord War G.o.d.”
“From now on, you will be my left and right guardians. You don’t need to call me Lord War G.o.d. Just address me as young master,” said Xiang Shaoyun in a pleased manner.
With the a.s.sistance of two top-tier Demon Sovereigns, taking back the Ziling Sect would be much easier.
“Yes, young master,” replied the turtle and the toad deferentially.
They then returned to their human forms. The turtle said, “Young master, I wonder if you still have any gold lunar liquid? It would be useful for this old turtle. I am willing to trade for it with goldblood stones.”
The toad hurriedly joined in, “Young master, please trade some with me first. This old turtle took all the liquid for himself last time. I didn’t even get a single drop of it!”
“You d.a.m.n toad, you’re actually lying through your teeth,” said the turtle unhappily.
“I’m telling the truth. Blame yourself for stealing from me!” the toad retorted.
Xiang Shaoyun slapped his chest and said, “Follow this young master and you will live a good life. There will be no lack of gold lunar liquid for you! Where are the others? Have they all left?”
“We had chased out all those humans,” the turtle replied promptly.
“Young master, I think they stole everything here,” said the toad.
Xiang Shaoyun’s face darkened when he heard that.