Chapter 3079: The Artifact Spirit’s Summoning
In response to Gongsun Zhi’s blatant insults and humiliation, the faces of Huangfu Guiyi of the Midheaven clan and Xu Zhiping of the Xu family immediately became pitch-black. They could not help but clench their fists.
“It’s not like Martial Soul Mountain is in one fixed place all the time. It is constantly drifting through the vast space of the Saints’ World. Finding it is no different from finding a needle in a haystack. We’re already extremely fortunate to lock onto the Martial Soul Mountain’s tracks in just a few decades,” Xu Zhiping replied coldly.
“Enough. Since you’ve found it, I’m not going to say anything more.” Gongsun Zhi stood up and looked down on all the high-ranking members of the Radiant Saint Hall below. He said loudly, “Since we’ve already located the Martial Soul Mountain, I’ll formally announce that this time, it’ll be the end of the Martial Soul Mountain. The Martial Soul lineage that has opposed us for who knows how many years will completely come to an end at my hand.”
“Elders, vice hall masters, our Radiant Saint Hall will be launching battalions this time. We will bring utter despair to the Martial Soul lineage. Now, I formally announce that everyone present will be going to battle with me.” With that, Godslayer’s sword that originally hovered behind Gongsun Zhi immediately appeared in his hand. Gongsun Zhi gripped the sword and pointed it at the ceiling. Immediately, a terrifying energy that could make the expressions of even Xu Zhiping and Huangfu Guiyi change suddenly poured out from Godslayer’s sword, churning up the surroundings.
As the leading protector sword of the nine protector swords, its power had reached an unimaginable level a long time ago.
“I’m willing to go to war against the Martial Soul Mountain with the hall master!”
“Mighty be the hall master! Mighty be the hall master!’
“The Martial Soul lineage that has opposed our Radiant Saint hall for all these years is finally going to be destroyed. Under the lead of our hall master, our Radiant Saint Hall will usher in a period of new glory.”
“We support the hall master in destroying the Martial Soul lineage!”
“This time, we’ll definitely make it so that the Martial Soul lineage has nowhere to run.”
As soon as Gongsun Zhi finished his announcement, many of the elders gathered below began to cheer loudly. They were all extremely excited and emotional.
The Martial Soul lineage had opposed their Radiant Saint Hall for many years now. This was a hatred that had been passed down through the generations over countless years. They could be described as mortal enemies.
Throughout these years, the Radiant Saint Hall had lost many people to the Martial Soul lineage. That included the disciples, family, friends, or even seniors of these elders.
As a result, basically every single person throughout the Radiant Saint Hall hated the Martial Soul lineage.
Their hatred for each other was so deep that it was well beyond any chance of reconciliation.
Xuan Zhan looked around and saw all of the hatred in the elders’ eyes. He felt extremely mixed inside.
He had learnt about the secret that the Martial Soul lineage was the imperial clan from the artifact spirit of the Tower of Radiance a long time ago, yet so many people from the Radiant Saint Hall viewed the Martial Soul lineage with hostility now. As such, he understood that he had to keep this secret with him.
Otherwise, probably the entire Radiant Saint Hall would fragment and collapse.
The hatred had already become a part of them. These elders and even some hall masters would never be able to accept, much less admit, that the Martial Soul lineage was an imperial clan that stood above them.
The news would only be detrimental to the Radiant Saint Hall.
“Xuan Zhan, Xuan Ming, Han Xin, Donglin Yanxue, and Bai Yu, you will be accompanying me into battle this time. Do you have any objections?” In the end, Gongsun Zhi glanced past the five protectors. His sharp gaze was threatening and bore great pressure.
“We have no objections. Your wish is our command, hall master!” Xuan Zhan immediately played along with this. At the same time, he secretly spoke to Donglin Yanxue, Bai Yu, and Han Xin to pacify them.
Gongsun Zhi laughed aloud. He was in high spirits. With a wave of his hand, he said proudly, “If that’s the case, I’ll announce right now that the Radiant Saint Hall is formally-”
However, before he could say they were going off to war, Gongsun Zhi’s voice suddenly halted. The artifact spirit’s summoning rang out from Godslayer’s sword in his hand, inside his mind, at this precise moment.
Gongsun Zhi was taken aback. This was the first time the artifact spirit had proactively contacted him, which clearly took him by surprise.
However, he soon thought of something. Joy flooded his face immediately, and he said, “Wait here for a moment. The artifact spirit of the Tower of Radiance has something to discuss with me. I’ll be right back.”
“And Xuan Zhan, the five of you should come to the Tower of Radiance too. The artifact spirit is summoning the five of you as well.”
Very soon, under Gongsun Zhi’s lead, the six protectors of the Radiant Saint Hall gathered in the Tower of Radiance. As soon as they set foot in there, an irresistibly tremendous power suddenly descended on them. The Tower of Radiance had already shifted them to somewhere else.
Gongsun Zhi, Xuan Zhan, Xuan Ming, Bai Yu, Han Xin, and Donglin Yanxue appeared in an unknown region of the Tower of Radiance at the same time. Basically as soon as they arrived there, they saw a refined, middle-aged man dressed in white robes standing right before them with his hands behind his back, gazing at them calmly.
They needed no introduction. The six protectors already knew who the middle-aged man was. They clasped their fists and bowed. “Greetings, sir artifact spirit!”
Witnessing the artifact spirit’s state, Gongsun Zhi was without a doubt the most excited out of the six of them. The artifact spirit of the Tower of Radiance was actually standing there in perfect shape, which immediately made him realise that the artifact spirit had already recovered its strength.
When it came to the question of who wanted the artifact spirit to recover quickly the most in the Radiant Saint Hall, it would definitely be Gongsun Zhi. After all, he possessed the bloodline of a Grand Exalt. This wisp of a Grand Exalt’s bloodline made him view the artifact spirit of the Tower of Radiance as his greatest support.
Xuan Zhan, Xuan Ming, Donglin Yanxue, Han Xin, and Bai Yu clearly realized this as well. Among them, the light in Xuan Zhan’s eyes flickered, and his gaze grew deeper. As for Xuan Ming, Donglin Yanxue, Han Xin, and Bai Yu, they were all uneasy.
The four of them understood that the artifact spirit could take the protector swords from them and strip them of their current glory and status at any moment as long as he wanted to.
“Gongsun Zhi, are you about to wage war against the Martial Soul lineage?” At this moment, the artifact spirit’s voice rang out as he stared straight at Gongsun Zhi.
Gongsun Zhi’s face lit up as soon as this was mentioned. He said with great interest, “That’s correct. I’ve already gathered all the experts in the Radiant Saint Hall. This time, we’ll definitely destroy the entire Martial Soul lineage. In particular, the eighth successor of the Martial Soul lineage, Jian Chen, has committed heinous crimes. Not only did he disguise himself and infiltrate our Radiant Saint Hall, but he even stole the supreme legacy of our Radiant Saint Hall, the Method of the Exalted Saint!”
“Not only will I recover the Method of the Exalted Saint this time, but I will also make Jian Chen suffer a fate even worse than death.”
“I swear that I will make Jian Chen face the most horrific torture there is in the world, making him wish he was dead.”
As soon as Jian Chen was mentioned, Gongsun Zhi began grinding his teeth. His eyes were filled with undisguised killing intent. His hatred for Jian Chen was so great that it far exceeded his hatred towards the seven other successors of the Martial Soul lineage.