“Nine Firmament First Old Master?” Cheng Yin Xiao and Qu Wu Hui looked at each other in confusion. It was the first time they’d ever heard of such a strange name. Although the two of them had several hundred years of experience and recognized that this strange name was directly opposed to the Nine Nether Young Masters, they couldn’t identify the machinations of its implication on the spot and were all stumped!
“Just who was it that came up with this name? Answer me!” The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master completely disdained Zhan Mu Bai and the other Saint Emperors, but he still trusted the people from the higher ranked Heaven Saint Palace. Because in Cheng Yin Xiao and Qu Wu Hui’s realm, they were already the absolute peak characters of the world. They wouldn’t possibly lie, and even disdained the act of lying. Whether it was them being lied to, or to the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master!
“Who is this Nine Firmament First Old Master? Have you all heard of it before?” Cheng Yin Xiao looked the crowd with confusion. Although he’d already managed to guess that there must be a strange reason for the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master to suddenly ask about this name, but he’d been secluded away from the world for too long, and thus turned to ask his subordinates.
“HAHAHA, Nine Firmament First Old Master? That name is indeed not bad.” Zhan Mu Bai laughed aloud. At this point, he’d already thrown away all his inhibitions completely. A moment ago, the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master had already stated very clearly that he definitely wouldn’t let him go. Besides, he had the three great experts of the Heaven Saint Palace here: Qiao Ying, Cheng Yin Xiao, and Qu Wu Hui. Even if the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master blew up on the spot, although their chances of victory were not high, it should still be possible for them to protect themselves.
So right now, Zhan Mu Bai’s was completely carefree. He snorted mockingly. “Nine Firmament First Old Master? What a good name ah! It’s truly very compatible with the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master, simply too compatible…”
“Is it very compatible? Tell me then, in what ways is it compatible?” The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master asked in an icy manner.
“One is the Nine Firmaments, the other is the Nine Nethers… the former is high up in the sky, being termed as being the sky above the sky, while the latter is in the depths of hell, beneath the earth…” Zhan Mu Bai chuckled lightly. “It’s very symmetrical. Then, one side is First, while the other is Fourteenth… no matter how small the seniority is between the two, it’s in direct contrast to each other. Finally, one is actually a “Young Master”, while the other is an “Old Master”! HAHA…”
Zhan Mu Bai laughed madly, tears nearly flowing out of his eyes as he rocked forward and backwards. “Young Master carries the connotation of the junior generation, while Old Master refers to the ancestral generation! There’s quite a few levels of seniority in between them! That’s at least three generations, I reckon. But, that’s pretty little I suppose. Compared to the distance between the heavens and hell, between the numbers one and fourteen… the gap is much lesser; it’s a huge improvement ah… HAHAHA… Oh my, it’s too funny!”
All of a sudden—
“PA!” A crisp sound rang out as a ruthless slap smacked across the side of Zhan Mu Bai’s face. This slap was so fierce that his entire body tottered, and his sense of gravity was shifted, causing him to stumble sideways several steps… Following that, another slap whizzed across the other side of his face, smacking his balance back again.
Although Qu Wu Hui and the rest had already prepared themselves to step in, they still failed to stop the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s movements! The could only watch as he gave Zhan Mu Bai slap after slap, unable to react!
Such a speed could be said to be unrivalled under the heavens!
Zhan Mu Bai was just about to roar with rage when he felt his throat being gripped tightly by a large hand, lifting his entire body up.
His feet dangled helplessly in the air, and at the same time, a copious amount of powerful energy, cold and dark, seeped into his meridians like the claws of a ghost, instantly gaining control over his veins and extending towards his dantian. His entire body of cultivation was completely taken over. At the same time, all the control over the movements in his body was completely wrested away!
In just the blink of an eye, Zhan Mu Bai fell from the lofty position of a Saint Emperor to a position where he could not even control his own life and death!
“Fourteenth Young Master! Please stop! We can talk things over.” Cheng Yin Xiao and Qu Wu Hui both rushed forward at the same time. The two of them had already felt quite shocked that they hadn’t been able to stop him at first. Seeing how he was able to use such amazing methods, controlling the movements of a third level Saint Emperor in an instant, they could not help but feel their hearts skip a beat!
“Stop! Whoever dares to take another step forward, and I swear I’ll wash the three Holy Lands in blood!” The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master furrowed his brows and chuckled coldly. With a wave of his hand, he easily tore the space behind him into two! Just like that, he’d created a forbidden zone, while he and Zhan Mu Bai had already stepped into another space.
Cheng Yin Xiao and Qu Wu Hui were less than half a zhang away from the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master. As long as they stretched out their hands, they could touch the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s body. But this half a zhang of distance had become the distance between the heavens and the earth!
The true meaning of a short distance away, and yet poles apart!
With a flick of a finder, shattering the void!
This was not a story, and legends were not all nonsense. At this moment, it was happening before everyone’s eyes!
Cheng Yin Xiao and Qu Wu Hui both sucked in a cold breath of air. Just judging by this ability, the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s skills had recuperated to at least over 80 percent! A Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master that’d recovered 80 percent of his strength was already not something that the two of them could resist.
If the two of them joined hands, it wasn’t a difficult thing to break through this Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s space barrier. But at the very least, it would still take them the time for half a pot of tea to boil! The time needed for half a pot of tea might not seem like long, but in this scenario, even the time taken to blink an eye was too much. By the time it took half a cup of tea to boil, everything would have concluded…
Moreover, if the two of them really went over, then… regardless of whether they made it in time, the matter about washing the three Holy Lands in blood that the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master spoke about would turn into reality!
With the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s strength, he definitely could do it! This was a pure lunatic; in the heavens or on earth, there was nothing that he didn’t dare to do!
Although it was a naked challenge, weren’t the two of them completely helpless? They could only submit!
The both of them stopped their actions immediately. “Brother Fourteenth, have mercy now… is not the time for you to kill Zhan Mu Bai!”
“I never said that I was going to kill him. At least, not now.” The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master said somewhat blandly. “I just want to ask him a few things. Don’t worry, with the three of you here, even if I want to kill someone, I would kill just the three of you only. Why should I lower my status to deal with such a lowly dog? With how he is, this fellow is still far from deserving a death by my hands!”
The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master lifted Zhan Mu Bai up by the neck, and stared at him coldly. “Little bastard, you know this Nine Firmament First Old Master?”
With his Saint Emperor cultivation, what kind of existence was Zhan Mu Bai! But before the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master, he did not even have the strength to resist! He was like a little child, swung about helplessly in the hands of an adult. Furthermore, he had to endure the shame of being abused verbally with every sentence… once could easily imagine the humiliation he was going through!
At this point, he’d already realized that his guesses had been completely wrong. The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master had already recovered… Originally, he thought that the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s internal injuries were still not healed and he wanted to make use of the opportunity to irritate him with his words, disturbing his state of mind. Then, with the three Guardians here, they could attack him together. This was a heavenly opportunity!
However, the three Guardians completely did not stop the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master! In an instant, his heart turned as cold as ice!
In the face of such circumstances, Zhan Mu Bai was actually able to steady his heart. His chest heaving with great difficulty, he laughed coldly. “Nine Firmament First Old Master… I don’t know this name… But even if I knew, I… would not tell you!”
A crazed look flashed in Zhan Mu Bai’s eyes. After being controlled like that, all his face and reputation had been thoroughly destroyed. At this point, he no longer cared much about life or death! However, he could tell that the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master cared very much about this Nine Firmament First Old Master!
From the name alone, it was easy to see that the name “Nine Firmament First Old Master” was a natural counter to the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master! This name was undoubtedly a thorn in the heart of the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s heart! How could Zhan Mu Bai possibly let a chance to dig at the wounds of his opponent go?
Even if I can’t beat you in a fight, I still know how to irritate you to death! In any case, I’ve already lost all hopes for living. Why should I let you live happily? Before I die, I must do my best to piss you off a few more times!
“Good! You have guts!” The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master tightened his grip, and a large amount of scorching Qi burrowed into Zhan Mu Bai’s meridians! Zhan Mu Bai suddenly felt as if his blood was boiling, and even his brains were about to be fried!
This was an unimaginable pain!
Even the most cruel torture in the world was only as such!
Zhan Mu Bai was unable to endure any further; with a wretched screech, he fainted like a clump of cotton. But in the next instant, the scorching Qi turned into bone freezing chilling Qi, directly shocking him awake. His mind was incomparably clear, but his body was nearly frozen!
The blood that had been boiling a moment ago quickly dipped to the point of freezing!
A layer of white frost could be seen forming on Zhan Mu Bai’s body with a speed visible to the naked eye!
“I just want to know, how the name Nine Firmament First Old Master came to be!” The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master looked at him coldly. “Spit it out, and I will let you go!”
“Since the world… has a Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master… there would naturally be a… Nine Firmament First… Old Master…” Zhan Mu Bai coughed and spluttered. Faint blood trails ran along the side of his mouth, freezing into icicles. However, he still managed to smile venomously. “It’s that… simple…”
The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s expression stiffed, and his aura burst out once again. In an instant, Zhan Mu Bai’s blood turned into liquid again, quickly boiling once again; after that, it turned from boiling to cold, repeating the process at least a dozen times!
Zhan Mu Bai suffered with agony as the ice and fire torture continued. Boiled to the verge of death, he was revived again only to be scorched further. He was so overwhelmed with pain that he wished for death. At the end, he didn’t even have the energy to scream anymore…
“I’ve said before… before I kill the three Guardians, I will not kill you! Relax, I will definitely not go back on my words!” The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master said with a cold smile. “However, I will still collect this bit of interest first! While you get to live, you will live a life worse than death!”
He roared with laughter. “However, it’s still worthy of being cherished! Although you get to live, it’s only for this last night. Enjoy it!”
Following that, the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master flung his hand, throwing Zhan Mu Bai’s body out to the crowd from the three Holy Lands as if he were discarding a rag doll. Hai Wu Ya hurriedly rushed up to catch him, but at the instant he caught Zhan Mu Bai’s body, his body shook heavily, as if ten thousand hammers had smashed across his chest. Unable to endure, he stumbled backwards repeatedly for over 10 steps, creating a huge pit under his feet. Large cracks extended out from the pit…
When he finally managed to steady himself, his face had turned completely pale. Then, with a flush of red, he coughed out a mouthful of fresh blood.
The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master took one step out, his black figure soaring high into the sky. At the same time, his voice rang out loudly. “Heart Seal Sky Sword Cheng Yin Xiao, Willful Wild Saber Qu Wu Hui, All Seeing Rakshesha Qiao Ying! Come and have a fight with this Young Master!”
His black figure flashed in the sky, and thousands of the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master’s afterimages appeared in the sky, illusory and ethereal!
However, the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master was already gone!
The three Guardians exchanged a glance and laughed. “Since Fourteenth Young Master is so excited, the three of us will naturally spare some time to accompany you!”
The three did not fear anything at all as their bodies flashed and disappeared, chasing after the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master!
The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master did not continue pursuing the matter about the Nine Firmament First Old Master. Instead, he directly issued his challenge. His intentions were very clear. I’ll defeat the three of you first, before coming back to finish Zhan Mu Bai off!
No matter what, he was unwilling to let Zhan Mu Bai continue living!
As for the matter with the Nine Firmament First Old Master, he could tell that these people truly did not know anything. Although Zhan Mu Bai had used this name to attack him, but the Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master knew that if the latter truly knew about such a person, his words would definitely be even more ugly than this!
It looked like he would need to investigate properly after today’s matter ends. If he truly couldn’t find anything, he would directly find that ‘Nine Firmament First Old Master’ and ask him personally!
As for Cheng Yin Xiao, Qu Wu Hui, and Qiao Ying, they were quite helpless in the matter. The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master had already issued them a challenge in his rage. With their positions, even if they knew they couldn’t beat their enemy, even if they knew that they might die, they had no choice but to accept!
Besides that, there was still the matter about Zhan Mu Bai’s suffering. No matter what, he was someone who belonged to the Holy Lands. To be tortured like that, they needed to at least get some justice for him! Whether they could obtain that justice was one matter, but whether they at least tried was another matter altogether!
Otherwise, the great name of the three Holy Lands would be destroyed entirely today!
Thus, the three of them did not have a choice!
Four shadows flashed like shooting stars across the night sky, disappearing quickly to an unknown location…
As for the experts of the three Holy Lands, when they saw the wretched state of Zhan Mu Bai, all of them were seething with anger!
The Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master actually humiliated a Saint Emperor in the midst of the crowd to that extent!
To do that in front of so many peak experts was the equivalent of slapping the three Holy Lands roughly across the face!
If he hadn’t left, even though they knew that they wouldn’t win, the crowd would still attack en masse, using their lives to regain the pride of the Holy Lands!
Just at this time, when the crowd was still boiling with anger, a loud scream rang out, causing everyone’s eyes to widen with disbelief! The scene before their eyes was too shocking!
An even more unbelievable scene appeared before everyone’s eyes!
About one zhang in front of the crowd, a huge, dirty earthen wall was suddenly rising out if the ground, blocking the wide street!
From nothing to something, this wall had appeared from seemingly nowhere! It was as if this wall had suddenly come alive, growing without limits…
The wall grew taller and taller slowly, and the side facing the people had become as smooth as a stone monument. Finally, it stopped when it was five zhang tall and approximately three zhang wide.
As the crowd watched with dumbfounded eyes, some new transformations appeared on the wide wall.
Several words appeared, their strokes bold and swift as if dragons and phoenixes were dancing!
It was as if an invisible ghost was writing atop it.
At the very top, two words appeared. Although the words looked light, swift like dragons and phoenixes dancing, they seemed to be as heavy as mountains, striking into the hearts of the crowd like lightning, piercing deeply into their hearts and eyes.
Two extremely arrogant and bold words!