Chapter 1188: War in the Sky Connecting Realm
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
In the Heavenly Dao Sacred Academy, many experts tried to investigate the reason behind the academy's anger. They soon discovered that it was because the Southern Phoenix Clan and White Tiger Race had broken the rules. A holy maiden had transformed into a droplet of nirvanic blood while a white tiger had been slaughtered.
Hence, in order to punish them, the sacred academy exempted the White Tiger Race and the Southern Phoenix Clan from the rules. They were no longer under the academy's protection and could kill each other if they wanted to.
During their combat, it was rumored that the devil-cultivators of the Myriad Devil Islands had also participated. But among the rumors, of particular interest was the fact that there were two factions of devils that stood in opposition to each other. The two devil factions were reputed to be extremely powerful, and it was reported that their leaders were prominent figures that carried great influence in the Myriad Devil Islands. One was a devil child while the other was a priestess.
Naturally, with regards to the division of power among the devil cultivators, the vast majority of geniuses in the academy were unaware of the finer details. It was likely that only a few elders from each sect or clan would have knowledge pertaining to the Myriad Devil Islands.
"Several years ago, in the Sky Connecting Realm, Qin Wentian displayed his tyrannical might by roasting White-eye, ruined Huang Youdi, and ultimately defeated the Thundergod's Child, Lai Ba. Since all the powers involved wanted to focus on their cultivation at the academy, they could only choose to suppress their hatred. Instead of allowing their animosity to erupt, it only continued to fester. To think that the White Tiger Race could no longer endure it-the resulting eruption happened overnight and with such fearsome intensity that even the sacred academy chose to give up on them. Regarding this decision, it's likely that many geniuses will die in the academy sooner or later." Many people, who knew of the story of the past, mused silently.
For that battle, many powers were involved. Right now, as long as they participated in this war of the White Tiger Race versus the Southern Phoenix Clan, the rules of the academy would no longer apply to them and they could slaughter and be slaughtered at will. There was no doubt that this slight change would affect the entire situation. The various major powers would step forward to declare their sides and prepare for an all-out war once again.
In truth, matters were unfolding according to expectations. After that battle, the peerless and arrogant white tigers started to seek out allies and came into contact with Huang Youdi of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire. After that, they also contacted Lei Ba of the Thundergod Hall and seemed prepared to form an alliance.
In the past, the white tigers had incomparably brazen attitudes, and they treated all humans as lowly beings. They proclaimed hegemony on the Western Regions of the immortal realms and took human males as slaves, and human females as their playthings-who would dare to stand against them? But during their time in the sacred academy, the White Tiger Race kept suffering defeat after defeat. First, Qin Wentian had cooked and eaten some of their members, some of them were killed, and White-eye was trampled upon by Qin Wentian during their fight. Their confidence dwindled with each successive loss and it had reach the point where they had put down the pride in their hearts and initiated an alliance with humans.
After that battle at the Stonebell Rampart, many powers had participated in the proceeding conflict. They sent their experts to hunt down Qin Wentian, and chief among them was Huang Dangtian, a prince character from the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire, as well as top-tier experts from both the Paragon Sword Sect and the Violet Emperor Sect. Yet these experts had all vanished and hadn't appeared even to this day. Most probably, all of them had already died. Although nobody could be certain of the details, it was clear that their disappearance had something to do with Qin Wentian. Hence this time around, the White Tiger Race led the pack. Since they all had a common enemy, they would ensure that they all had a common objective-to kill Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian must die for sure.
Huang Youdi's hatred for Qin Wentian has already seeped into his bones. He naturally wanted nothing more than to kill him. Only by siding with the White Tiger Race would they too be exempted from the no-killing rule and allowed to freely slaughter Qin Wentian. Because they knew that Qin Wentian would definitely be on the side of the Southern Phoenix Clan. He too, wouldn't be protected by the academy's rules.
The experts from the Violet Emperor Sect, the Skymist Immortal Empire, the Paragon Sword Sect and even the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect had all decided to join in, preparing to take Qin Wentian's life.
Many days had passed since the alliance had been formed, and it had established a fearsome army. Of course, such a large commotion couldn't stay hidden from others in the academy. This incident shocked the hearts of everyone who heard of it.
This was the first time the sacred academy didn't open up a place for a life-and-death battle, and the absence of this custom served as the catalyst that caused all this to occur. Most likely, the sacred academy would soon be the site for the largest battle ever to be witnessed.
How could such a significant matter stay hidden from the Southern Phoenix Clan? They all felt worry in their hearts but luckily, the experts from the Battle Saint Tribe, disciples of Matriarch Ji, experts from the Evergreen Immortal Empire, the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect, and some disciples of the Heavenly Talisman Realm had also gathered together in the Sky Connecting Realm, preparing to fight back.
These two terrifying factions of power both contained fearsome might. Even the three monks of the Askheart Temple arrived in the Sky Connecting Realm. However, they expressed no intent in joining the Southern Phoenix Clan. After all, to the three monks of the Askheart Temple, they didn't have too deep a connection with Qin Wentian. The relationship between them wasn't enough for them to participate in this life-and-death war.
In addition, everyone knew that there was still a terrifying character who stood at the pinnacle of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire. Although he had yet to appear, nobody knew if he would end up participating in this war.
Huang Shatian's existence was simply too threatening. In the previous battle, he had fought solo against five powerful experts, and their fight had ended in a draw. After so many years, he had remained immersed in his cultivation and it was rumored that he was one of the rare few who had already come into contact with the gate leading to the immortal king realm. This achievement had established him as one of the strongest individuals in the sacred academy currently.
At this moment, the images of several experts were displayed on the Supreme Might Rankings on the Sky Connecting Immortal Rock. Aside from Qin Wentian, who had maintained his position, Huang Shatian was obviously also there.
Right now, there were over ten experts on the Supreme Might Rankings. Other than the strongest character from the first to the eighth level of immortal-foundation, there were quite a few experts at the ninth level, including Huang Shatian. These people were currently the strongest cultivators in the entire sacred academy.
In front of the immortal rock, the Southern Phoenix Clan and their allies sat around the stone pillars and quietly cultivated, the entire atmosphere seemed to be strangely peaceful. However, everyone knew that this was simply the calm before the storm.
Only to see that at this moment, several experts appeared, causing the wind to whistle at their arrival. They stood at a far distance and stared at those by the pillars.
The experts from all the major powers had arrived, including people from the Senluo Immortal Empire, the Shooting Sun Immortal Empire, the Sky Roc Race and several others. Those surrounding the stone pillar knew that these powers were here to spectate as the war unfolded.
Despite knowing this, the silence in the air was still as terrifying as ever.
"Amitabha. This monk loves a lively situation the most." A voice rang out as three monks appeared. They were none other than the monks from the Askheart Temple, and their presence caused everyone to have expressions of interest on their faces. Would these three monks participate in the war as well?
"Interesting, who do you think will win this war?" The prince of the Shooting Sun Immortal Empire asked his younger sister.
"The White Tiger Race's alliance ultimately chose not to wait for Huang Shatian and decided to proceed with the war. Both Huang Shatian and Qin Wentian are currently cultivating in the second level of the Sky Connecting Realm-they're probably unaware of the upcoming war. As for who will win or lose, it's tough to say. If the three monks of the Askheart Temple choose to participate, both sides will have a 50% chance of victory. The strength of each alliance is truly fearsome but naturally, that's assuming that there are no other unexpected factors. After all, nobody can predict the future."
"Sadly, that fellow isn't out yet." Li Yufeng and Beiming Nongyue stood together.
"Even if he did come out, he wouldn't be able to affect the war from happening, right?" Beiming Nongyue's voice was extremely mesmerizing.
"Since this war is going to take place in the Sky Connecting Realm, it will give each faction a chance to feel each other out, so there won't be any immediate casualties. After all, if the death toll is too high, it might truly invoke the wrath of the peak powers in the external world. I believe that there's only one person that the white tigers wish to kill the most. They want to defeat all of these people first and when Qin Wentian finally appears, it will be easier to kill him then." In the direction of the Jiang Clan, Jiang Ziyu examined the situation. He'd vastly improved after entering the academy and was now extremely strong. His eyes could see through everything and right now, he was peering at the horizon, listening to the conversations within the white tiger alliance.
The Monk Bujie closed his eyes and smiled. "They've decided to kill you all by sending you guys out of the Sky Connecting Realm before they conduct a hunt in the Sky Connecting Realm. They will first target Qin Wentian and the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect. Their second target will be the Southern Phoenix Clan. The experts of the Southern Phoenix Clan will be dealt with exclusively by the white tigers."
The eyes of everyone gleamed. The Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect represented by Qin Wentian was actually their main target. However, there was no denying that the sect was extremely strong as their forces also contained disciples from the Heavenly Talisman Realm as well as experts from the Battle Saint Tribe. The white tiger alliance wanted to kill them first because they weren't worried about offending the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect. Since they were going to offend the sect no matter what, they might as well act more ruthlessly and kill all their members. In comparison, the Southern Phoenix Clan had an extremely deep foundation in the immortal realms. It was still best to leave the hunting of the holy maidens to the white tigers. As for the disciples of Matriarch Ji, they weren't prepared to kill them at all. Everyone knew how powerful Matriarch Ji was-she was someone who ranked at the absolute peak of the immortal realms.
Although the sacred academy no longer offered them protection and allowed them to freely slaughter each other, both factions still had some considerations in their hearts. After all, only the White Tiger Race had suffered a casualty, and Qin Wentian was clearly involved with the disappearances of those experts that had pursued him back then. The humiliation of Huang Youdi and Lei Ba was also because of Qin Wentian. Hence, their main target this time around was the sect that Qin Wentian originated from-the Thousand Transformations Immortal Sect.
"You shouldn't join this battle." Qing`er's beautiful eyes glanced at Mo Qingcheng. As long as Mo Qingcheng didn't participate, the other faction wouldn't dare to kill her since she would still be under the academy's protection. Mo Qingcheng's current strength was simply too weak; she shouldn't participate at all.
"Mhm." Mo Qingcheng nodded. She knew that if she joined the battle, she would only be a liability and wouldn't be of any help. She naturally understood that this wasn't the right time to let her emotions affect her decisions.
Finally, a stifling pressure from afar gushed forth, enveloping the entire space. For a moment, the wind and clouds shifted, painting the skies black. That overwhelming might from the combined auras seemed so powerful that they could collapse the sky.
The experts of the Battle Saint Tribe rushed forth, standing in the front. They stood in a row as battle light frenziedly gushed forth from them, forming phantoms of divine apes that towered up into the skies. They were the first line of defense.
"Today, we are here because of the war between the White Tiger Race and the Southern Phoenix Clan. Those who stand on the side of the Southern Phoenix Clan will no longer be protected by the academy's rules. Kill them all without mercy." Huang Wudi stood by the forces of the Nine-Emperors Immortal Empire. He floated in the air, emperor light glowing brilliantly around him.
The Southern Phoenix Alliance was so silent that it was unnerving. Nobody replied to Huang Wudi's words, but the experts of the alliance all released their immortal foundations, causing their tyrannical auras to gush forth, fighting back against the pressure from the White Tiger Alliance! The auras of both factions collided, the clashing might soared up into the sky, sweeping through everything in the Sky Connecting Realm!