The recruitment of the Immortal Martial Realm wasn't really a secret to the upper echelons of the Royal Sacred Sect. Also, their sect leader also had no choice but to tacitly approve their existence.
However today, the Immortal Martial Realm showed up personally inside their Royal Sacred Sect and issued an invitation to Qin Wentian, whom they wanted to deal with? This undoubtedly caused the faces of those experts from the Royal Sacred Sect to turn exceptionally unsightly.
Numerous figures descended, these were all experts from the Royal Sacred Sect that exuded an extremely terrifying aura so heavy that it caused people to be stifled.
"The matters of my Royal Sacred Sect, when has it ever needed any of you to interfere in?" A figure slowly walked out. It was none other than that Elder surnamed Li. His eyes were sharp as they swept through the crowd. Even he didn't expect that there would be so many experts arriving here at the Royal Sacred Sect today.
"The matters of your Royal Sacred Sect? Qin Wentian has already quit the Battle Sword Sect, there's no relations.h.i.+p between him and your Royal Sacred Sect at all. Not only that, he is the son-in-law of the Medicine Sovereign, and you guys wanted to pin an absurd crime on him in order to kill him? Do you think I will step aside and not interfere in this?" The Medicine Sovereign's beard fluttered in the wind as he stared at Elder Li.
"As long as Qin Wentian agrees, this matter is no longer a matter of your Royal Sacred Sect, but of our Immortal Martial Realm instead," Wu Mu laughed. His meaning was clear even without saying much. As long as Qin Wentian agreed, he would be a member of the Immortal Martial Realm, the Immortal Martial Realm would be directly involved in this matter. At that time, the Royal Sacred Sect wouldn't be able to do anything to him.
"Don't agree to this fellow first, he wishes to take advantage now and get you to join them, what an opportunist," The Medicine Sovereign transmitted his voice to Qin Wentian, his words causing Qin Wentian to be slightly astonished. Looking at the Medicine Sovereign, he was surprised by how confident the Medicine Sovereign was. The Medicine Sovereign was the most mysterious existence in the Royal Sacred Region, he was at the very peak of the medicinal realm and was rumored that he had lived for ages. Every time when rumors spread out that he was already about to die, they would always be proven false.
"What do all of you want?" Elder Li icily asked. The Royal Sacred Sect had never found themselves in such a situation before. To think that the killing of a junior at the Heavenly Dipper Realm would cause such a large commotion. Not only the entire world knew of this, even that old fellow Medicine Sovereign, as well as experts from the Immortal Martial Realm would come and save Qin Wentian.
"It's not us, but rather, what does your Royal Sacred Sect wish to do?" The Medicine Sovereign emotionlessly replied.
The countenance of Elder Li twitched incessantly. The matters today had already reached a magnitude beyond his scope of control. He didn't have enough authority to make any decision here today.
To him, the Medical Sovereign was someone of the senior generations. When he was a young man, the Medicine Sovereign was already the Medicine Sovereign.
And with regards to the Immortal Martial Realm, he faintly knew that that was similarly an extremely terrifying power that was s.n.a.t.c.hing from them in terms of recruitment the demon-level talents here in the Royal Sacred Region every ten years. But because the number of people they recruited wasn't many, as well as it was based on the free will of the individuals, the Royal Sacred Sect had never interfered before. But naturally, the true reason was because there was an immortal behind the Immortal Martial Realm. This was the reason why the Royal Sacred Sect didn't dare to do anything to this compet.i.tor.
"Old fellow, it has been so many years, why is your temper still so bad?" At this moment, from the depths of the Royal Sacred Sect, a supreme transcendent aura permeated the air.
At this instant, silence descended onto the surroundings of the Royal Sacred Sect. The experts of the Royal Sacred Sect all turned their gaze in that direction as expressions of awe painted their faces.
"The sect leader of the Royal Sacred Sect?" Qin Wentian inclined his head and stared in the direction. That aura was quiet and calm, as though it has already transcended mortality.
"Even the sect leader referred to the Medicine Sovereign as old fellow. How old exactly is the Medicine Sovereign now?" Many speculated silently in their hearts.
"Don't be afraid, that's only his immortal will. His true self isn't in the Royal Sacred Sect." The voice of the Medicine Sovereign rang out in Qin Wentian's mind again, causing him to be somewhat thunderstruck.
The sect leader of the Royal Sacred Sect was a rumored immortal. But it made sense, how could he always be in the Royal Sacred Sect? Maybe, he had already left the Royal Sacred Region.
"Hehe, your descendant and disciples are actually this arrogant and brazen in front of me." The Medicine Sovereign stated with a smile that was not a smile.
"Taking advantage of your seniority," that voice rang out again. After which, it spoke to Wu Mu, "Wu Mu, it seems like the new Realm lord of the Immortal Martial Realm is you. After I left the Royal Sacred Region, it seems that you have made several remarkable achievements. There's a high possibility that you would be able to breakthrough to my current realm in the future. Congratulations."
"Thank you, Senior." Wu Mu respectfully replied, bowing slightly in the direction, administering the respect of a junior to the older generation.
Although Wu Mu was respectful, there was no hints of awe or wors.h.i.+p on his face. Evidently, Wu Mu must have met immortals before outside the Royal Sacred Region.
The power behind the Immortal Martial Realm definitely had immortals in it.
"Medicine Sovereign, Wu Mu. Why don't both of you step out of this matter and allow the younger generations to handle it themselves? I'm too lazy and can't be bothered with this, let's just go with the rule of the Royal Sacred Region. The matters of juniors at the Heavenly Dipper Realm shall be handled by themselves. Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants cannot interfere. Do you all understand my order?" That voice was abruptly filled with a majestic imposingness, causing the hearts of people to s.h.i.+ver.
As expected of the Sacred Emperor. To someone of his level, this matter was simply too small and inconsequential. The Sacred Emperor was already an immortal, and these matters were simply beneath his level to care about. Even in the Royal Sacred Sect, it had been many years since he bothered to appear there. To think that he actually appeared here today. From this, one could see how great the face of the Medicine Sovereign and Wu Mu was.
"We hear and obey, Sacred Emperor." The experts of the Royal Sacred Sect all bowed, n.o.body dared to refute the Sacred Emperor's orders. This was the faith they had in this supreme existence, his words were the natural decree of heaven.
Since Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants couldn't interfere, Zai Qiu and Xia Sheng would handle the matter.
Zai Qiu's eyes flashed with coldness, he stared at Qin Wentian as though he was looking at a dead man. Since the Sacred Emperor had spoken, everyone dared not disobey. Although it was because the Sacred Emperor was giving face to the Medicine Sovereign and the Immortal Martial Realm, even if Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants didn't act, how could Qin Wentian win against them?
Although Qin Wentian was extremely famous in the Royal Sacred Region, in terms of combat prowess, he alone could handle Qin Wentian.
Since the matter had to be handled by Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns, there would be no suspense regarding the death of Qin Wentian.
"The Sacred Emperor is the Sacred Emperor indeed, a transcendent being. The words he spoke showcased his spirit and benevolence but sadly, the ending won't change," Zai Qiu mused. Although his surname was also Zai, there were simply too many direct descendants of the Sacred Emperor in the Royal Sacred Sect, not to mention he was several generations removed from the current Sacred Emperor. Before this, he hadn't even had the opportunity to see the Sacred Emperor before. The Sacred Emperor had already left this secular world, seeking the peak of the martial path. It goes for nothing to say that he had extremely strict requirements towards the juniors of his clan. Only then could the Core Faction retain command of the Royal Sacred Sect and Region.
He, Zai Qiu, was of the Zai Clan, a descendant of the Sacred Emperor. If he was defeated by Qin Wentian, that would only cause the face and prestige of the Sacred Emperor to be thrown away. And even if he died in the battle, the Sacred Emperor would never do anything to avenge him, the Sacred Emperor would only feel that this descendant of his was useless and inferior.
The Medicine Sovereign and Realmlord Wu Mu all frowned as they glanced at Qin Wentian. If both sides refrained from interfering, although Qin Wentian's talent was outstanding, he was still some distance away when compared to those peak-tier Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns of the Royal Sacred Sect.
Mo Qingcheng tugged on Qin Wentian's hand, casting a worry-filled glance at Qin Wentian. The words of the Sacred Emperor seemed to be disadvantageous to Qin Wentian.
However at this moment, Qin Wentian's gaze stared in the direction of the Sacred Emperor's voice as he detachedly commented, "The Sacred Emperor commands this entire world, a single sentence is akin to heaven's natural order. Since you have allowed the matters of our generation to be handled by us alone, this junior will naturally acquiesce by it. In that case today, there will be no rights nor wrong, there's only the settling of debts of hatred."
"The right and wrong are all in one's heart." A calm voice resounded out. A single sentence from the Sacred Emperor was like the logic of a great dao.
Were Zai Qiu's actions wrong? His junior brother died because Quinn and Qin Wentian didn't save him. Hence, he harbored hatred in his heart and acted first without approval. In his heart, his actions were right even though others may criticize him for being in the wrong.
But to Qin Wentian, why must he save Sun Qing and abandon Fan Miaoyu?
Today, there would be no discussion on right or wrong, only settling the debts of hatred.
Qin Wentian didn't glance at Zai Qiu. His eyes turned onto Shang Li of the Grand Shang Faction.
She had to be responsible for Quinn's death.
"Although there were grudges between me and the Grand Shang Faction, Shang Tong tried to kill me back then and eventually I used my own strength to kill him. Our grudges were open and aboveboard. But as for you, ever since I entered the Royal Sacred Sect, you already wanted to humiliate me. In the secret realm, you are the one who implicated Fan Miaoyu, and you even wished to slander me and Quinn, eventually causing Quinn's death. Quinn won't be able to rest in peace if you don't die."
Qin Wentian slowly stepped out, walking towards Shang Li with an ancient halberd in his hand.
At that moment, when Shang Li stared into the cold eyes of Qin Wentian, she involuntarily felt her heart trembling in fear.
The only person amongst them who knew of Qin Wentian's true strength was her alone. She had personally witnessed Qin Wentian's combat with that buried immortal. Under the pursuit of that immortal, he survived and exited the immortal palace.
"Didn't you mock me before? Scram the h.e.l.l out here for me now." Qin Wentian pointed the halberd straight at Shang Li, its tip gleaming with a brilliant light.
Shang Li felt her entire body turning cold as she hurriedly glanced left and right. She only saw Zai Qiu's eyes on her as he commanded, "Go on. Since he refused to admit his crime, my Royal Sacred Sect won't pressure him. Shang Li, kill him for us."
Shang Li hadn't informed Zai Qiu of the incident of Qin Wentian fighting against the buried immortal before. She lied that Quinn and Qin Wentian tried to lure the buried immortal to her, hence she naturally concealed some of the facts.
"No…" Shang Li shook her head, her countenance turning incomparably ugly to behold. As the sound of her voice faded, numerous cold gazes from the experts of the Royal Sacred Sect all fell onto her.
No? She was afraid to battle?
As a member of their Royal Sacred Sect, Shang Li actually wanted to dodge the battle with Qin Wentian? Today the Sacred Emperor was personally witnessing this event. Even if Shang Li died to Qin Wentian in combat, she absolutely could not run away. She must fight no matter what.
"Shang Li," an elder-level character coldly spoke, instantly causing Shang Li's countenance to pale.
"Shang Li." Qin Wentian shouted. When Shang Li looked over, she only heard Qin Wentian coldly speaking, "With a character as despicable as yours, just living on would also be a humiliation."
As the sound of his voice faded, Shang Li only saw Qin Wentian rus.h.i.+ng over to her, slas.h.i.+ng out his halberd with indomitable force. This halberd strike seemed as if it could penetrate anything. Shang Li frantically unleashed her aura, wis.h.i.+ng to defend against it, yet she discovered that the halberd had already pierced her heart. She lowered her head and stared at the halberd embedded in her body as an expression of agony painted her face.
"KNEEL DOWN!" A voice thundered out. Shang Li only felt a formidable force pressing on her heart, forcing her to her knees.
The hearts of the crowd pounded as they stared at the kneeling Shang Li. True intent of Dream, Shang Li was in a dreamscape earlier, in reality there was no halberd embedded in her heart. Qin Wentian was still standing at his original location but with a single shout, he actually forced Shang Li to kneel down. This scene made the expressions on the faces of those from the Royal Sacred Sect turn incomparably unsightly. Zai Qiu only had flames of anger in his eyes, and his eyes flashed with killing intent as he stared at Shang Li.
Trash, utter trash. A coward who s.h.i.+ed away from battle, a person without a resolute heart, easily allowing Qin Wentian's dreamforce to invade.
This time around, Qin Wentian really moved. Shang Li's heart trembled, her eyes finally regained a trace of clarity, but everything was already too late. Qin Wentian's ancient halberd pierced right through the center of her brows. The experts of the Royal Sacred Sect didn't act, n.o.body dared to defy the Sacred Emperor's order. In any case, Shang Li's performance was simply too disappointing. What trash, she was too useless!