Chapter 1597: Under the Light
This entire space started to turn bright. Those spectators all retreated to extremely far away, not wanting to be involved.
Numerous immortal kings and emperors erupted forth with dominating might. The soldiers of the governor’s manor were blocked by the enemy experts and couldn’t advance. The Evil Emperor and Xu Li roared loudly as they ferociously led the charge.
Qin Wentian floated in the air as the light radiating from him grew more and more brilliant. Has he gone crazy?
Since he chose to act today, he naturally wouldn’t fail.
Roughly about fifty years ago after he took over, other than killing his three vice governors, Qin Wentian had never made any moves in the northern city regions. He has either been in closed-door seclusion or he has been out tempering himself. Until today, only after his cultivation base broke through to the mid-stage of the immortal emperor realm, did he chose to make his move. He wanted to tell all the major powers in the northern city regions that held him in contempt that it’s time to account for the debt that has accumulated for the past fifty years.
A blinding light illuminated the area, many people couldn’t open their eyes due to the glare. The Ancient River Auction House, Crimson Moon Pavilion and Sky Incense Sect and the other smaller powers who participated in this, only felt a bright light enveloping them. They became separated from the others, all of them trapped within this domain of light.
A mid-stage immortal emperor from the Ancient River Auction House began to radiate forth with terrifying emperor light. Law energy danced wildly around him, yet he couldn’t help but to lift his hand up to shield his eyes. The piercing glare from Qin Wentian’s domain of light effortlessly seeped through his defenses and shone onto his body. As time flowed by, the light from him was actually submerged within the light from Qin Wentian’s domain, he glowed brighter and brighter as though he wanted to become one with that light.
“NO!” He roared in rage and misery. How could this be? How tough was it for him to reach the mid-stage of the immortal emperor realm? How many trials and tribulations did he have to overcome to reach his current status? But now, was he going to die just from being trapped in a light domain? He was filled with reluctance to accept this.
But no matter how he struggled, he was unable to break free. He eventually became part of the light and completely disappeared without a trace.
Not only him, all enemy mid-stage and initial-stage emperors caught within the domain of light, had no way to escape as well. Their bodies vanished one after the other and became part of the light. Those spectating from afar couldn’t even see anything due to how glaring the produced light was.
Although no one could see anything, they could still hear sounds from within the domain of light. Every voice was filled with anger, with sorrow, with reluctance and despair. The spectators couldn’t help but tremble when they heard that.
When the radiance finally faded, when everyone inclined their heads and stare into the air again, they felt their souls trembling as they perspired cold sweat. When they looked at the handsome figure in the air, they felt respect from the depths of their soul.
Cowardly and useless, a governor that only knows how to hide?
He didn’t dare to collect tributes because he feared assassinations?
Just a blast of light from his domain was enough to cause everything to turn topsy turvy. The Ancient River Auction, Crimson Moon Pavilion, Sky Incense Sect and the other powers that participated in the battle, the vast majority of their immortal emperors died. Only their peak-stage emperors remained and they were all forced to retreat. Clearly, the screams echoing out earlier was from them. All the mid-stage and initial-stage emperors have all died.
The surviving peak-stage emperors were all panting as they stared in terror at Qin Wentian. Why was he so powerful to this extent? He could slaughter a group of emperors with just a blast of light from his domain? This was simply inconceivable, it was just too terrifying. Didn’t this mean that before Qin Wentian, all group attacks are useless?
As for the soldiers of the governor’s manor, the look in their eyes when they stared at Qin Wentian, was like they were seeing a god. This was truly a godlike figure. Qin Wentian domineeringly killed the three ex vice governors the moment he assumed office, he didn’t die under the sneak attack using the soul slaying needle and right now, just a blast of light from his domain killed a group of immortal emperors. How imposing was this?
Weren’t the people from these major powers very arrogant? They looked down on the governor’s manor and actually wanted a war against the governor’s manor. Before this, all of them purposely made things difficult for them. Right now, the governor’s manor finally could look up in pride.
From afar, those transaction pavilion bosses, who had the backing of the Ancient River Auction House, were all so frightened that their expressions drastically changed. They kept sweating as panic filled their hearts. Earlier, they even dared to mock Qin Wentian. When they thought of this, they only felt terror nibbling away at their hearts, the sensation was extremely terrifying.
This time, a major thing was definitely about to happen.
With the joining of forces from so many powers, they even dared to join the fight when their opponent was the governor’s manor. Before this, it wasn’t that they didn’t dare to do this, but it was because the previous governor had never once been able to unite his subordinates fully. However, today, a person finally did it. The new governor, Qin Wentian, although his cultivation base wasn’t high, his combat prowess was extremely terrifying.
He united his subordinates and led them to the Ancient River Auction House, when he did so, he had already planned it all out, making arrangements in the case where the other major powers might join forces against him. By targeting the Ancient River Auction House, Qin Wentian wanted to flush out everyone that wanted to kill him.
But so what even if he did so? So what even if he had to fight against multiple major powers? In front of absolute strength, all schemes and plots were useless.
Qin Wentian, who has broken through to the mid-stage, undoubtedly had enough strength to be as tyrannical as he wanted to. He could disregard all the plots from the various major powers, he could disregard group attacks consisting of numerous enemy immortal emperors. Those who blocked him would simply be killed.
“Qin Wentian, as the governor of the northern city regions, are you sure you are going to act in this manner towards the major powers here?” The old man from the Ancient River Auction House didn’t sound as confident as before.
“There’s no need to place a hat on this seat’s head. You still know that this seat is the northern governor? During these years, who has ever respected me? You guys know very well how you treated my subordinates when they went to collect tributes. There were so many schemes and plots, intentionally making things difficult for my governor’s manor, even trying to find excuses earlier. You guys wanted to bully my forces because you have greater strength? Didn’t you all earlier announce war against my governor’s manor, wanting to kill this seat? But why the sudden change in the situation? Why am I the one bullying you all now?”
Qin Wentian’s voice was domineering to the extreme, he swept his gaze through the air, “Earlier, this seat already gave the order to execute those who obstruct my governor’s manor from carrying out their duties. Right now, the Ancient River Auction House refused to accept their punishments. The Crimson Moon Pavilion and Sky Incense Sect also have never paid any contribution during the past tens of years and even chose to join forces with the Ancient River Auction House now to fight against my governor’s manor. These are unforgivable crimes, and from now onwards, I shall seal the businesses of the Crimson Moon Pavilion and the Sky Incense Sect that’s in the northern city regions. All the assets you own shall be transferred to my governor’s manor to make up for the fact that you lot failed to pay any contributions for the past tens of years.”
As the sound of his voice faded, countless people felt their hearts trembling. This was too crazy. This time around, not only for the Ancient River Auction House, the Crimson Moon Pavilion and the Sky Incense Sect were all going to have their businesses and assets taken away. This time around, the governor’s manor initially only wanted to use the Ancient River Auction House to establish their dominance. But because the two other major powers wanted to join in, they too, became the targets of the northern governor’s manor.
“Yes, governor!” The subordinates of the governor’s manor roared.
“Xu Li.” Qin Wentian called out.
“Here.” Xu Li replied.
“Other than the three major powers, there are other immortal emperors from the smaller powers participating earlier. Do you recognize them?” Qin Wentian asked.
“I do.” Xu Li nodded.
“Good. Since they dare to obstruct our governor’s manor from doing things, go and confiscate all their assets. Lead your men over and for those who dare to resist, kill them all without mercy.” Qin Wentian gave the command.
“I hear and obey.” Xu Li nodded. He then roared, “Brothers, come with me!”
The power structure of the governor’s manor was still the same. Each vice governor was in control of a thousand subordinates. Right now, all of Xu Li’s subordinates stepped out, departing the area with him.
“Evil Emperor.” Qin Wentian spoke.
“Here.” The Evil Emperor replied.
“Lead a thousand men over to the Crimson Lord Pavilion and the Sky Incense Sect. Confiscate the businesses and assets under them. If they have more experts and dare to resist, temporarily delay them first and wait for me.” Qin Wentian continued.
“Right.” The Evil Emperor nodded. With a wave of his hand, another thousand subordinates followed him as they rushed towards the businesses of the Crimson Moon Pavilion and the Sky Incense Sect.
“Qin Wentian, don’t go too far.” The Crimson Pavilion Lord started to panic. His pavilion was considered a first-tier power. He naturally had to resist it once the Evil Emperor went to confiscate his businesses. However, given Qin Wentian’s iron-blooded attitude, as long as he dared to resist, it meant that he would have a crime of rebellion pinned on him and he would be killed with no mercy.
“Go too far?” Qin Wentian coldly laughed. “The killing intent you had towards me earlier, why has it vanished now?”
“Let’s go.” The Crimson Moon Pavilion Lord spoke. The Sky Incense Sect Leader nodded. Both of them stepped back, actually wanting to leave. They didn’t dare to fight against Qin Wentian who was merely at the mid-stage, despite them having several peak-stage emperors around them.
Qin Wentian’s combat prowess was too terrifying. Earlier, he only used a single attack from his law domain to destroy so many emperors, leaving them with an extremely deep impression. Given his power, even peak-level emperors like them didn’t dare to resist. They didn’t have the absolute confidence that they would win.
“Since you guys have already entered the war against my governor’s manor, do you think you can leave here so easily today?” Qin Wentian laughed coldly, causing the hearts of everyone to tremble. He wanted to stop all the peak-stage immortal emperors from leaving.
Numerous experts stepped out, soaring through the air, preparing to flee. However, Qin Wentian’s eyes turned exceptionally terrifying at this moment. A pair of gigantic demonic eyes appeared in the sky, with just a glance from it, the entire space changed. The Crimson Moon Pavilion Lord and the other peak-stage immortal emperors were all brought into an eye-technique dimension, the phantasm world Qin Wentian was in.
“I already said it before, since you guys wanted a war, let’s all remain behind then.” Qin Wentian’s voice seemed to have come from the void. After that, he materialized in the air, before the peak-stage immortal emperors. He was dressed in white, his hands were clasped behind his back, exuding a magnificence that would last through the generations. Although his cultivation base was only at the mid-stage, he gave off an aura of invincibility to these immortal emperors.
As the sound of his voice faded, radiance from his laws of light illuminated everything, piercing the eyes of his enemies. Boundless light flared, containing destructive might within. Qin Wentian then punched out the fist of a divinity, aiming for the old man of the Ancient River Auction House. The old man frenziedly resisted but the fist of light penetrated everything, there was nothing that could block it!
An instant later, a hole appeared in the chest of that old man, penetrated through by Qin Wentian’s attack.
The old man lowered his head, staring at the hole in his chest with disbelief. His eyes were filled with boundless despair and terror!