Chapter 8 - Crossing Calamity Realm? Death!
The Scarlet Flame Ghost Lord was very surprised. He never thought that the young man opposite him would be so powerful. With a casual wave of his hand, he had killed two of his subordinates.
"Killing my people in my presence? Kid, you really messed up this time!"
After cursing at him, the Scarlet Flame Ghost Lord waved his hand and produced a massive spiritual saber. "Die!"
The form of the saber slashed the air repeatedly as it headed towards Ye Changge.
The saber glowed a blood-red. When it was swung, a mournful howl accompanied it. It was the souls of the ones who had been killed by the saber.
The sea of blood surged and black qi filled the air like miasma. The aura of the Crossing Calamity Stage was no longer contained.
Dark clouds started to gather in the sky, accompanied by flashes of lightning. This was the Thunder Tribulation of the Crossing Calamity Stage. It was a ruthless phenomenon of the Crossing Calamity Stage that held nothing back.
Sect Leader Ding was watching the battle in front of the main peak. His expression changed drastically. He turned his head in shock.
Ye Changge pulled out his long sword. He circulated his sword spirit and sent it forward.
A green ray of sword light shot up into the sky before changing directions to meet the saber light. The saber light was split into two halves.
The sword light did not diminish even after the collision. The condensed sword light flew straight into Scarlet Flame Ghost Lord, splitting him into two halves, from head to toe.
It continued to advance. The Tribulation Cloud in the sky was struck and quickly dispersed.
"That's it?" Ye Changge questioned yet again.
A violent explosion rocked Yun Xiao Peak with a deafening bang.
More than a dozen figures quickly flitted towards the source of the commotion.
Ye Changge despised trouble. He did not want to face the endless patrols and inquiries that followed, so he quickly returned to Reclining Firewood Peak.
One figure after another came to a stop. Everyone was brimming with vigor. One look was enough to tell that they were all of high cultivation.
A man in blue robes exclaimed in shock, "The aura here contains traces of the Tribulation Transcension Realm! It's the aura of an expert who is about to reach the upper three realms! A sword had cleaved it into two!"
"Three ferryboat beetles were also reduced to ash! They were struck by the aftermath of the attack."
"Ferryboat beetles, aren't they mutated insects that went extinct thousands of years ago?"
Sect Leader Ding's face was dark.
First, someone had come to investigate, only to be thrown into the main hall of the main peak.
Now, Tribulation Transcension Realm experts and mutated insects that had disappeared for thousands of years had emerged again.
On top of that, such an expert had actually been killed here!
Looking at the remnants of the scene, they had all been killed in one strike!
According to Sect Leader Ding's understanding, the sect's foundation had stagnated for a long time. I don't see any indication of the mountain protection formation being stimulated either.
Who was guarding the sect? Was even the sect leader unaware of it?
In these troubled times, an unknown existence had killed him. He did not even know why he had not appeared.
It was a good thing after all.
"Seal the corpses and collect them. I'll hand them over to the patriarchs to check on the situation. Who knows, they might know who sent them."
"From now on, activate the mountain protection formation and reinforce the patrolling of the peaks."
In front of the mountain gate of the hidden edge sect, the two groups of people who were fighting had already stopped.
Everyone was staring blankly in the direction of the Misty Cloud Peak.
Previously, a boundless aura was rising over there. It stunned everyone in view of the aura.
Then, a sea of blood filled the sky, and thunder clouds appeared.
At the very least, a Tribulation Transcending Realm expert made a move!
What was even more shocking was that a green sword shadow soared into the sky. That boundless sword aura seemed to have cut the sky into two halves.
The Hidden Edge Sect had such an expert guarding it? Even a Tribulation Transcending Realm Expert couldn't withstand a single blow!
Then why did they come to their doorstep and snatch the treasures?
Were they courting death?
For a moment, everyone's expressions were miserable.
However, the current Hidden Edge Sect did not have the resources or interest to bother about them. Before long, someone sent them away.
Other than the person who made the first move getting killed, everyone else was chased away.
No one held any resentment, only the joy of surviving a calamity.
In this region, the Hidden Edge Sect's position only rose.
Asura Ghost Region.
Black fog filled the air, and a storm seemed to appear in the center, stirring up the ghost qi to fluctuate violently.
Bursts of furious roars spread out.
"The Scarlet Flame Ghost Lord is dead!"
"Didn't we say that we were only going to investigate? Why did we attack the Hidden Edge Sect directly?!"
"Moreover, we were killed by someone with one sword strike!"
"That was a Tribulation Transcendent! Not a small fry! We suffered such heavy losses with nothing to gain for it?"
"We lost the Dark Spirit Cauldron as well. It has even strengthened the position of the Hidden Edge Sect. Which Idiot planned this?"
No one dared to reply.
At that moment, a grand aura shot up into the sky. The very space around them seemed to have frozen, including the billowing fog.
The angry person instantly shut up.
"Greetings, Reincarnation Demon Lord!" An authoritative voice sounded.
"The headquarters received word that you guys have messed up."
"From now on, I will take over the asura ghost realm. All of you listen to my arrangements."
He Xiuxing, was waiting at Reclining Firewood Peak. He saw Ye Changge returning.
He bowed and said, "Master, you're back. I wonder whose aura that terrifying aura was from?"
"Just a petty intruder barging in. He's no longer a problem."
Hearing this, He Xiuxing felt even more respect for his master.
As expected of his master!
Faya City was the largest city near the location of the hidden edge sect. Because of the Hidden Edge Sect, safety and security were a sure thing.
Naturally, this place became the largest commercial city nearby with a great variety of goods available.
Ye Changge came to a stop in front of the largest auction in Faya City and hesitated.
According to his experience, anything was bound to happen at a place like an auction, good or bad.
What if he got caught up in a fight? This was not in line with his philosophy.
The fact that the auction house might cause strange disputes had left a deep impression on Ye Changge.
This was because this world was too similar to the world of novels that Ye Changge had read in his previous life. He was actually a little hesitant.
Just as he was hesitating, the system made a decision for him.
"Ding! Scanning for SS grade genius!"
[ Name ] : Li Shi Yi
[ Age ] : 20
[ Innate bone ] : SS grade
[ Aptitude ] : SS grade
[ Cultivation ] : Pulsing Realm 1st-layer
[ Talent ] : Green Lotus Sword Bone
[ Affiliated faction ] : Elegant Li family
[ Remark ] : Seems to have been sealed by the Five Elements Suppression technique. His actual cultivation was at the primordial spirit realm!
"New Mission: take in a disciple!"
"Mission Requirement: Potential SS grade!"
"Mission Reward: Brilliant Sword Heart!"
"Mission Duration: Seven Days"
The notification surprised Ye Changge. That list and mission specifications clearly meant that he had to take Li Jianyi as his disciple.
With such a strong target, Li Jianyi was not a simple person.
Ye changge asked, "Which SS rank is this, specifically?"
The cultivation level in the entire heavenly mortal world was only at the Breaking Realm, and the emperor was an existence above it.
To think that the system would actually scan one out here and immediately urge him to take him in as a disciple.
Moreover, he was born with the Green Lotus Sword Bone, which was an extraordinary talent.
People with such talent were innately suited to use swords. Moreover, they were suited to use fast swords or a whole collection of flying swords.
With that in mind, Ye Changge decided to go and see this future disciple of his first.
After all, he had been hesitating at the gateway of the auction. This gave him a good reason.
Moreover, the window to accept a disciple was only seven days. It was rather urgent. In order to prevent accidents, it was better to go and see the situation.
After making some inquiries, Ye Changge quickly found the Li family of Faya City. After all, it was a powerhouse in this place.
"Hidden Edge Sect, the chief of Reclining Firewood Peak, Ye Changge, has come to pay a visit to the head of the Li family. Please inform him!"
When the guard of the Li family heard this name, his expression instantly changed. He respectfully bowed and took the identity token that Ye Changge had handed over. "Please wait for a moment, I will immediately go in and inform the head of the Li family."
Not long after, a middle-aged man with greying hair hurriedly came out of the Li residence. He came in front of Ye Changge and bowed. "Chief Ye has come to visit. Please excuse me for not welcoming you!"
As the largest power in the vicinity, the influence of the Hidden Edge Sect was undeniable. The Li family was entrenched in the elegant city but had been deeply influenced by the Hidden Edge Sect.
Ye Changge was the Chief of a Branch. In the absence of the chief seat of Reclining Firewood Peak, he represented Reclining Firewood Peak and could not allow the Li family head to be negligent.
Seeing the panic on the middle-aged man's face, Ye Changge smiled. "There's no need to be nervous, Li family head. I came here by chance. I had a feeling that the Li family has a miracle child here."
"May I ask who Chief Ye is talking about?"
"If my investigation is correct, he should be Li Jieyi."
Hearing this name, the Li family head's expression changed.
After hesitating for a moment, he said, "Chief Ye, the person you're talking about is my son. It's just, just..."
Seeing the Li family head's hesitant expression, Ye Changge became curious. "I'm not an evil guest. There's no harm in saying it, Chief Li."
"He is a source of my shame. This unfilial son of mine ventured out for his studies. He wrote back, saying he had enrolled in some academy. A few years later, he returned a mess. Even as we speak now, he's probably drunk and in no right state of mind."
"He brings trouble to the family, and he absolutely can not be the miracle child you mentioned."
Ye Changge raised an eyebrow at that.
The system's test could not be wrong. Li Jieyi had the potential of an emperor, and he also had a peerless talent — the Green Lotus Sword bone.
How did he end up in this state?
Something must have changed.
Ye Changge was very confident in the system. He said, "Don't worry, my own eyes will determine the truth."
Seeing that Ye Changge had made up his mind, Master Li no longer stood in the way.
"In that case, Chief Ye, please come."
Then, he began to lead the way.