Chapter 727: Start of War
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
In the Medicine Sovereign Valley, Qin Wentian and the group of people from the Battle Sword Sect headed towards the palace where the Medicine Sovereign was residing at.
At this moment, the Medicine Sovereign Sect has already recruited several geniuses of the Royal Sacred Sect and was currently in a flourishing state. The eyes of these new members all flashed with bright lights when they noticed Mo Qingcheng and Qin Wentian. Although they have already joined the Medicine Sovereign Valley, there were only limited chances for them to personally witness this couple. They only appeared extremely rarely.
"Isn't that Lin Shuai, Ji Feixue and Lou Bingyu? Why are they here at the Medicine Sovereign Valley?" One among them stared at the silhouettes in the air as an expression of puzzlement flashed on his face.
Although the relationship between the Battle Sword Sect and Qin Wentian was extremely close, the Battle Sword Sect was still a subordinate of the Royal Sacred Sect. Also, the Medicine Sovereign Valley was a power that stood in opposition to the Royal Sacred Sect so no matter what, in order to avoid rumors, there should be no reason whatsoever for those of the Battle Sword Sect to go to the Medicine Sovereign Valley.
In fact, this point has already be considered by Qin Wentian. But after hearing Lin Shuai's words, he could no longer care so much about the consequences. The Royal Sacred Sect has already begun monitoring the Battle Sword Sect and it would be a matter of time before they used the Battle Sword Sect as an example and made a move to deal with them. At this point of time, it was already pointless to avoid rumors.
They arrived in the courtyard outside the Medicine Sovereign's palace. A moment later, The Medicine Sovereign walked out to greet them. Naturally, how could the events in the external world be able to hide away from his immortal sense?
"You are finally out of seclusion." The Medicine Sovereign stroked his beard as he smiled at Qin Wentian.
"It has been a long time since I last paid a visit to senior." Qin Wentian smiled.
The Medicine Sovereign glanced at Lin Shuai and the others before turning towards Qin Wentian with a smile that was not a smile on his face. "I've helped you to look after those two little fellows for so long and you still haven't brung them away. Are you looking for me because you need my help in some other matters?"
"Little Rascal and Purgatory would grow better with senior helping to take care of them." Qin Wentian gave an embarrassed laugh.
"Quit praising me, that time when I left the sect for a little while, all the medicinal pills and pellets were wiped out by that little bastard. He's truly a wonder, after eating all my pills, he fell into a long slumber and didn't even wake when I threw him onto the ground." After speaking, the Medicine Sovereign waved his hands as a snowy puppy appeared. The body of this puppy was now glimmering with golden light and he was so deep in sleep that he appeared to be dead.
Staring at the Medicine Sovereign blowing air through his beard and glaring at him, as well as clutching Little Rascal's tail and swinging him left and right, Qin Wentian couldn't help but to perspire cold sweat. The heart of revenge of this old fellow was really so strong?
"Little Rascal simply lacks discipline. With senior taking charge, I can rest at ease." Qin Wentian could only try to soothe the atmosphere with a smile when he saw how depressed the Medicine Sovereign looked. At this moment, a rainbow flash of light illuminated the area as the cry of a vermilion bird echoed in the air. A beautiful demonic beast whose body shimmered with rainbow-colored light could be seen flying over this way. Qin Wentian's eyes revealed an expression of joy when he saw this, the vermillion bird circled above the head of Qin Wentian as its beak continuously pecked on Qin Wentian affectionately.
"Don't worry, don't worry. Everything is fine, how can I have such a small heart." The Medicine Sovereign blew air through his beard and flung Little Rascal onto the ground. But the snowy puppy continued sleeping peacefully as though there was nothing that could wake it up from its slumber.
"..." Black lines appeared on Qin Wentian's face.
"Speak, what's the matter?" The Medicine Sovereign asked.
"Senior Medicine Sovereign, the Royal Sacred Sect has already started monitoring the movements of the Battle Sword Sect and ancient Ye." Lin Shuai spoke as he continued, "Master and old ancestor initially wanted to seek senior's help to send us of the younger generations out of this world. But junior wanted to ask if there's any other way to resolve this situation?"
The Medicine Sovereign frowned, as expected, the Royal Sacred Sect wouldn't simply give up like this. This matter affects their sovereignty of a particle world. For those previous generations of Sacred Emperors who has left this world, they naturally wouldn't permit other powers to take over their place as the rulers of this world. Seems like, they were already prepared to act.
"Master!" Mo Qingcheng called out. The Medicine Sovereign stared at his disciple and spoke, "Lass, now you are only on Qin Wentian's side right?"
"Master, this matter would still affect our Medicine Sovereign Valley. The Royal Sacred Sect undoubtedly wants to target us most." Mo Qingcheng replied.
"It's true, what a headache," The Medicine Sovereign frowned deeply, he then continued in a worried tone of voice, "The Royal Sacred Sect has governed this world for over tens of thousands of years and although the number of immortals they have aren't a lot, they still have quite a few Sacred Emperors after all. Earlier although the Royal Sacred Sect was defeated in that battle, they would never give up so easily. The Sacred Emperor of this generation understood that he has no way to deal with the immortal-ranked puppet and me by himself, and I suspect he might ask the previous Sacred Emperor to return here for a visit. Once the previous Sacred Emperor is back, they would use iron-blooded methods to cleanse their path of enemies, destroying the Battle Sword Sect as well as my Medicine Sovereign Valley."
"Senior, what should we do then?" Qin Wentian asked.
"Do you have any ideas?" The Medicine Sovereign countered with another question.
"With the state of things as they are now, the Royal Sacred Region isn't big enough to have two hegemons. Surely one must die while the other survive. In that case, our only solution left is war." Qin Wentian spoke, his words causing those present to turn silent. Were they really planning to war against the Royal Sacred Sect?
"In the battle previously, I used the combat puppets to fight against the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect and obtained victory. But in truth, the number of experts which they sent out previously was merely the tip of an iceberg. If all their forces moved, we will immediately enter an extremely perilous situation and once a total of two Sacred Emperors appeared, our combat strength would surely be inferior. At that time, the situation would definitely favor them."
The words of the Medicine Sovereign caused a huge burst of pressure on everyone here. After which, he continued, "The best solution is that I will send all of you out of this world first before they take action."
"Is the Xuanwu puppet strong enough to fight against the Sacred Emperor?" Qin Wentian furrowed his brows. At this moment, his thoughts of leaving dissipated somewhat. If this danger wasn't averted or resolved, he couldn't leave with the unease weighing him down in his heart.
"Although the Xuanwu puppet is an immortal-ranked puppet and was strong enough to sweep unchallenged through opponents below the immortal level, it's only strong enough to defend against the Sacred Emperor and not to suppress him. Hence, we can only use it passively and not actively." The Medicine Sovereign sighed.
"The previous generation Sacred Emperor hasn't returned here yet right?" Qin Wentian asked in a low voice.
"I don't think so, but since the Royal Sacred Sect is already making a move, I suspect that it would be soon." The Medicine Sovereign replied.
"Before this, we can increase our strength by rescuing the Battle Sword Sect and ancient Ye. With them by our side, how are our chances?" Qin Wentian looked at the Medicine Sovereign. He knew that there was no way the Royal Sacred Sect would spare the Battle Sword Sect or ancient Ye. They had to act now before the Royal Sacred Sect really made their moves.
The Medicine Sovereign stared at Qin Wentian as a faint smile appeared in his eyes that were filled with the vicissitudes of time. "You are truly gutsy."
"We have no other choices left to us. Since the war will happen sooner or later, we might as well seize the initiative." Qin Wentian drew in a deep breath. This was a solution because there were no more solutions.
"Senior brother Lin Shuai and the rest have already made their way here. I'm afraid if we delay it any more, the Royal Sacred Sect would bring forward the time they planned to make a move."
The Medicine Sovereign fixed his gaze onto Qin Wentian as he stroked his beard lightly. After which he laughed, "Fine, we will do it your way. Who asked that I, this old fellow, owes you so much. However since you are the one who makes the decision, don't regret it in the future no matter what the consequences are."
"Many thanks to the Medicine Sovereign." Qin Wentian smiled when he saw the Medicine Sovereign agreeing to him. "When should we act?"
"Didn't you say we must seize the initiative? Let's act now then, I will mobilize my experts to move out. You can come along as well." The Medicine Sovereign smiled. After which, a terrifying presence enveloped the entire Medicine Sovereign Valley as he issued a command. And after a short period of time, the experts of the Medicine Sovereign Valley all rushed to a certain location to gather from different directions.
The guess of the Medicine Sovereign and Qin Wentian was right. Right now, the Royal Sacred Sect has already mobilized the factions under them. This was why the experts of the Violet Thunder Sect and Great Earth Sect appeared in the Sacred Royal City and were pressuring Lin Shuai and the others.
The news of Qin Wentian's appearance and the fact that he killed those experts soon circulated to the Royal Sacred Sect and right now in a certain great hall, the leaders of the factions and upper echelons of the Royal Sacred Sect were all gathered there. Even the Sacred Prince Zai Xuan was present.
"Lin Shuai, Ji Feixue and some others have colluded with Qin Wentian and are now already in the Medicine Sovereign Valley, fraternizing with the enemy. Everyone, what are your thoughts on this?" A highly respected expert spoke. This person was the vice sect leader from the Core Faction, Zai Yan. He has immense authority and was extremely powerful.
"The Battle Sword Sect would be rebelling soon, it's time for us to cleanse away the trash of our sect." The leader of the Violet Thunder Sect spoke. He was also a vice sect leader of the Royal Sacred Sect.
"Indeed, we should make a move now in case of additional variables appear as time goes by." The leader of Grand Shang Faction agreed. Their eyes were cold, filled with an intense killing intent.
"The old Sacred Emperor has told us that he would arrive here with some help to eradicate the Medicine Sovereign Valley within a month. But since there are traitors that appeared now, we should finished them off first." Zai Yan's countenance was ice cold as well. They were all waiting, waiting for the old Sacred Emperor to arrive before they sweep over all obstacles with the air of the victory, killing their enemies, and cleansing all traitors. But now it seems that they have to move the schedule forward slightly.
"Go and mobilize all your experts and gather back here after the amount of time it takes for an incense to burn. We shall encircle the Battle Sword Sect and cleanse the trash of our sect." Zai Yan stood up as he coldly commanded.
"We hear and obey."
The eyes of many sparkled with the light of excitement, they had already wanted to deal with the Battle Sword Sect long ago. Now with the approval from the upper echelons, they would naturally follow their orders with fervor.
Right now, the atmosphere in the Battle Sword Faction was extremely tense. They naturally discovered that the Royal Sacred Sect has already begun monitoring them. This made them extremely disappointed. Back then, Quinn's death was already something which they endured. Zai Qiu killed a genius of their faction simply because he felt like it? They knew they had no way to get back justice hence they could only choose to endure. But because of that incident, conflict was birthed and in addition, although Qin Wentian had left the Battle Sword Sect, he originated from there after all. His actions slapped the face of the Royal Sacred Sect several times, causing them to be humiliated. All these factors led to the situation today.
The Royal Sacred Sect would make a move against them sooner or later. They understood this point very well.
At this moment, atop a roof of a certain building in the Battle Sword Faction, the old ancestor of the Battle Sword Sect opened his eyes. He sensed that there were a large number of people drawing near here and was surrounding this place. A sense of tragedy couldn't help but to flicker in the old eyes of his.
The Royal Sacred Sect finally made their move.
"Bzz, Bzz, Bzz~"
Numerous powerful auras engulfed the area and at this instant, everyone in the Battle Sword Faction inclined their heads, their expressions extremely unsightly to behold.
"Xu Cang!" A voice rang out like thunderbolt out of a clear sky, directly calling out the name of the old ancestor of the Battle Sword Sect.
At this moment, the old ancestor soared up into the air as he stared at the silhouettes surrounding his faction. He then coldly spoke, "I, Xu Cang, ever since I governed the Battle Sword Faction, I have never done something that would let down the Royal Sacred Sect. But at the end, the Royal Sacred Sect still decided to exterminate all of us. Such a decision, are you not afraid of people of this world holding you in disdain?"
The old ancestor stood tall and straight. He didn't explain anything and didn't beg. Even if he dies today, he had to die standing upright like a man.
"The Battle Sword Sect has colluded with the enemy of the Royal Sacred Sect yet you even dared to say things like that? In consideration of the fact that you are a vice sect leader of our Royal Sacred Sect, we don't wish to conduct and all-out massacre. Those of you here at the Battle Sword Faction just commit suicide, we can spare those who are below the Heavenly Dipper Realm." Zai Yan's voice was emotionless, causing the old ancestor to snort with derision. Giving a path of survival to those below Heavenly Dipper? How many of their members would survive then?!