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    Jana, Raban, and Cornelius were the cream of the crop. Raban’s subordinates were formal cavalry from the Karsuk Highlands and they were elite scouts who had fought off Madara’s undead. Each member was more formidable than the ordinary mercenaries.

    But they were not the strongest unit.

    Leto and the mercenaries under him were even more impressive. They were not as strong as Raban’s men due to their old age, but it was precisely because of their age that they had exceptional combat experience. Their identities were suspicious, and Hadsh suspected they were actually veterans who survived the November War.

    This conclusion was a little frightening but it was also the most likely hypothesis.

    There were also other men from Bucce, soldiers and cavalry from Fortress Riedon who fought against Madara. There were even Lord Macsen’s knights who surrendered to Carglise who Brendel.

    Therefore Brendel had close to three thousand men after recruiting new soldiers from Firburh, and eighty percent of his men were veterans who had enough fighting experience who would not lose to the knights under Count Randner.

    The outsiders thought that Trentheim’s rebels were a disorganized mob, but Hadsh knew there was at least two thousand knights under the young lord.

    [Marsha above, two thousand knights could easily lead a hundred thousand men…… King Erik had only two hundred knights when he founded Aouine.]

    "There’s movement in the forest." A voice suddenly called out behind him.

    Hadsh jumped and turned around.

    Chapter 352: The Misty Cloud Sect’s Trump Card

    The black shadows covered the sun in the vast and mighty sky. Even the sunlight which was pouring down actually had difficulty penetrating through it. Currently, the open ground had already descended into complete darkness. Everyone could only use their Dou Qi to cover their bodies in order to use the weak glow to observe the fight in the air.

    ALKISAH – Pray For The World The moment the darkness covered the sky, the huge cloud arrow which was shooting through the air also came to a sudden stop. The terrifying force contained within the tip of the arrow also caused circular wave-like ripples to appear in the surrounding air. The sharp sound of explosions could be heard repeatedly.

    "Ten Thousand Binding Shadows!"

    Ling Ying’s body appeared to have completely merged with the black-colored darkness that had permeated the entire sky. The seal formed by his hands was abruptly formed and the black curtain that permeated the sky suddenly moved. Black-colored darkness spat out from it in all directions. They intertwined with one another and pounced on the cloud arrow which had been shot explosively over.

    With one white and one black, the two completely different colored lights, carrying similarly terrifying energies cut through the vast sky. Under the watch of a countless number of gazes below, they collided. All of a sudden, a furious blast, like that of thunder, appeared in the air. An enormous energy force surged out turbulently from the point where the two had met an instant later. The terrifying force actually managed to disperse most of the black curtain that permeated the sky. Sunlight shone in from the gaps of the black curtain and lit the square in a scattered pattern.

    "This person’s strength is really not weak." Jia Xing Tian raised his head to watch the black-robed person who appeared and disappeared in the black curtain. His face was grave as he said, "Seeing the manner of his attack earlier, his strength should at least be around that of a seven star Dou Huang."

    "He is indeed very strong. Moreover, the elemental affinity of his Qi Method appeared to tend towards darkness. That kind of element is not commonly seen." Fa Ma nodded his head. His gaze glanced around and suddenly said, "If this trouble continues in this manner, do we need to act? Regardless of how one puts it, the Misty Cloud Sect is a faction within our Jia Ma Empire."

    Jia Xing Tian furrowed his brows as he mused for a while before saying, "Let’s wait and see first. This mysterious Dou Huang does not appear to have the intention of creating havoc in the Misty Cloud Sect. As long as Xiao Yan can safely leave, I think that he will not stay for long. Moreover, we are currently uncertain if there is some huge faction behind him. Therefore, it is better to not act rashly."

    Fa Ma nodded slightly as he heard Jia Xing Tian’s words. He did not continue speaking.

    "Ha ha, it seems that you actually have some ability, no wonder you are so arrogant." Ling Ying slowly surfaced from the black curtain in the sky. He eyed Yun Leng below, whose face was a little pale, as he laughed out loud.

    Yun Leng clenched his teeth. His gaze passed through the cracks in the black curtain and saw Xiao Yan, who was about to leave the square. The corner of his mouth twitched. An intense pain was transmitted from his head, causing the fury in his heart to repeatedly erode his reasoning.

    "Stay behind!"

    With a soft but furious roar, a flush once again surged up on Yun Leng’s pale face. A surge of Dou Qi slowly overflowed from within his body, shaking the sea of clouds that permeated the air around him until it was in turmoil.

    "Humph. stubborn fellow. Don’t think that the old me does not dare to kill you!" Ling Ying eyed Yun Leng who actually still refused to give up and a darkness gradually appeared on his face. He slowly extended his hand out of his sleeves. A dark, black energy fog swiftly gathered above his palm. In an instant, it agglomerated into a long black-colored lance that was over two meters long. The surface of the long lance was covered with densely placed black-colored lines. The energy was like that of water waves, flowing repeatedly. Black air surged upwards, causing the lance to have an even more ghastly aura against the dark background.

    As Ling Ying’s hand grasped the long black-colored lance, he glanced at Yun Leng below and skimmed his lips. He abruptly tightened his grip and took half a step back with his right leg, causing his body to twist slightly. His right hand held the long lance while his body stilled for a moment. Immediately, it suddenly began to turn and the long lance in his hand carried a sinister aura as it shot toward Yun Leng in the sea of clouds below.

    "Devil’s Snake Bite!"

    The long black-colored lance was like a black falling star that cut across the sky. The black aura which shrouded the lance actually faintly agglomerated into the shape of a huge black-colored serpent. As the large serpent hissed through the sky, the air began to vibrate.

    Sensing the terrifying force which was shot explosively from the sky, Yun Leng’s face suddenly changed drastically. He could sense that this time around, the other party really did not have any intentions of holding back.

    A horror rose within Yun Leng’s heart. His hands hurriedly moved and the surrounding sea of clouds immediately began to fluctuate. Waves of cloud energy rose and continued to gather above his head. In a mere blink of an eye, it was constructed into a cloud-colored shield that was around three meters wide. Light flickered on the surface of the shield, causing it to appear substance-like and extremely hard.

    After the cloud-colored shield appeared, the surrounding sea of clouds also became much thinner. Clearly, this cloud shield required quite a large amount of energy to create.

    The large, black-colored lance covered in a sinister aura did not show any signs of stopping because of the appearance of the cloud shield. It continued to carry a ferocious force as it charged ahead. Under the alarmed gazes of everyone, it violently crashed onto the cloud shield. Immediately, a ground-shaking, deafening noise exploded forth, causing the Misty Cloud Sect disciples below to involuntarily cover their ears.

    The black-colored light and the cloud-colored glow began to mingle with one another in the sky. At the spot where the two colldied, a space actually began to have a somewhat distorted feeling to it. This attack by Ling Ying was actually this strong. He was undoubtedly a strong person of the Dou Huang class.

    "Humph, break it!" Ling Ying watched the two-colored energies clashing below. His hands slowly formed a seal and a moment later, a soft roar was suddenly emitted from his throat.

    As Ling Ying’s roar fell, the black glow on the dark, black, long lance soared. A huge black-colored energy serpent, that was around seventy feet long, lifted its body from the shaft of the lance. Its huge mouth carried a bloody and ghastly aura, which became wider and wider. After which, it actually swallowed the cloud-colored shield in one go under Yun Leng’s stunned gaze.

    Although the black-colored lance had become much weaker after swallowing the cloud shield, it undoubtedly gave Yun Leng, who had lost his greatest defense, an extreme fear.

    However, the long black-colored lance did not even pause for a slight moment because of his fear. It pointed downward and violently shot toward Yun Leng’s heart.

    The sharp tip of the lance continued to grow larger in Yun Leng’s pupils. At the last moment, he could only clench his teeth. Dou Qi covered his hands and he used all his strength to tightly grab the long lance with both hands. At the same time, his body swiftly twisted.

    "Glug!"

    When his hands came into contact with the long, black-colored lance, the terrifying force contained within it caused Yun Leng to violently spit out a mouthful of fresh blood. His body was also shaken by that enormous energy until it fell toward the ground.

    The moment Yun Leng left the sea of clouds, the sea of clouds that permeated the sky gradually began to become thinner. Finally, it actually completely turned into nothingness.

    Following the disappearance of the sea of clouds, the faces of all the elders on the four corners of the square became pale. Their hands grasped their chests and a muffled groan that contained pain was emitted from their throats,

    Compared with the expressions of all the Elders, those Misty Cloud Sect’s disciples on the square who had added their strength to the sea of clouds appeared to be in a little more miserable position. Quite a number of disciples, whose strengths were not as strong, spat out mouthfuls of blood on the spot. Immediately, their faces paled and they fainted. Those who were a little stronger forcefully endured. However, their sluggish expression allowed others to know that there were severe implications when the sea of clouds was forcefully broken.

    One attack from Ling Ying appeared to have caused the entire Misty Cloud Sect to descend into a crippled state. A Dou Huang was actually strong and terrifying to such an extent!

    "Bang!"

    In the sky, the huge force that was contained in the long, black-colored lance directly and violently threw Yun Leng into the ground. After which it smashed heavily into the square. Immediately, rocks flew and numerous large crack lines began to spread from the spot where Yun Leng had landed, as though an earthquake occurred. These crack lines were very large, causing those Misty Cloud Sect disciples to have little choice but to get up to avoid them. From this, it could be seen just how terrifying this attack was.

    Ling Ying stood in the sky and eyed the open ground which was in complete chaos. He waved his hand and the dark shadows which permeated the sky once again flowed back into his body. Following the shrinking of the black shadow curtain, the warm sunlight once again poured down. A faint warm feeling caused those icy cold bodies of the Misty Cloud Sect disciples to sigh in relief.

    After they sighed in relief, all the gazes in the square were hurriedly thrown onto the spot where Yun Leng had landed. A deep pit which had been formed there caused those Misty Cloud Sect disciples to involuntarily swallow their saliva.

    "He hasn’t died." Jia Xing Tian eyed the dark deep pit and sighed softly. The current situation had really developed to the point where it was difficult for anyone to control.

    As Jia Xing Tian’s voice fell, an intense cough was emitted from within that dark deep pit. A human figure slowly climbed up from within it. Which part of his dire appearance had even a little of the imposing manner of the First Elder of the Misty Cloud Sect?

    Currently, Yun Leng’s clothes were destroyed and his face was bloodstained. Moreover, fresh blood was repeatedly flowing out from a wound on his waist, almost soaking the ground. Clearly, he may have forcefully caught the black-colored lance earlier and avoided being struck in a fatal spot, but he was still hurt by the sharp force contained within it.

    As they eyed the First Elder who was in such a dire state that he was similar to a dog which had lost his hope, all the Misty Cloud Sect members softly sighed.

    The expression of Yun Leng who had climbed out of the deep pit unexpectedly did not have the slightest fury. Instead, he was calm like still water. He coldly glanced at the fresh blood dripping from his waist, then used his hand to softly touched the savage scar which Xiao Yan had left behind. He suddenly began to laugh softly. In his laughter, there was a craziness that was difficult to hide.

    "You are indeed very strong." Yun Leng lifted his head and laughed thickly at Ling Ying.

    Ling Ying frowned slightly. His hand slowly moved and black air shrouded him. His voice was indifferent. "You are indeed not easy to kill. If you are tired of living, this old man can help you."

    "Ha ha." Yun Leng suddenly laughed out loud as he stared at Ling Ying. His laughter affected his injuries, causing him to once again cough out a few mouthfuls of fresh blood. He wiped off the bloodstain from the corner of his mouth and suddenly lifted his head. His eyes were as savage as a wild beast.

    "I don’t care who you are, but you are the first person in so many years that has caused our Misty Cloud Sect to be this embarassed. If all of you are allowed to leave today, I’m afraid that our Misty Cloud Sect will no longer have any reputation to speak of within the Jia Ma Empire. Therefore, for the sake of the sect, today, all of you can forget! About! Leaving!"

    "You don’t have the ability to do so." Ling Ying mocked.

    "Indeed, I do not have this ability, but…" Yun Leng laughed in a dark voice. Under everyone’s gaze, he sudden took out a white cloud-colored whistle from within his storage ring. He placed it by the side of his mouth and blew it hard. Immediately, a strange sharp sound was suddenly transmitted from the whistle.

    The sharp whistle shrouded the entire Misty Cloud Mountain and did not disappear for a long time.

    Everyone on the square became quiet due to Yun Leng’s action. For a while, one could only hear the whistle repeatedly resounding within the entire mountain.

    Jia Xing Tian narrowed his eyes. He exchanged glances with Fa Ma and suddenly appeared to have recalled something. His eyes contracted suddenly!

    "It is that old fellow! He has indeed not died!"

    As Jia Xing Tian’s and Fa Ma’s voice fell, a mighty and majestic force from deep within the Misty Cloud Mountain descended. It was like an ancient huge dragon had just awoken while carrying an incomparable pressure!

    The moment that this majestic force emanated out, a white-colored ray of light around a few hundred kilometers from the Misty Cloud Sect suddenly stopped. A beautiful figure appeared in mid air. Currently, she was staring in the direction of the distant Misty Cloud Sect. Her indifferent and otherworldly pretty face was now covered with shock.

    "Why has teacher awoken?" – Mentality of All

    How powerful was Immortal Palace? Even though they didn’t have many core members, their power still shook up all of the higher realms. How many people dared provoke them?

    This was especially the case when the terrifying existence that had already entered a dormant state in the archaic years still existed in the present world, making all experts feel apprehension.

    One had to understand that this was a terrifying figure who dared to challenge Supreme Hall’s unmatched sect master, so even other sect masters treated him with great importance.

    However, right now, there was someone challenging Immortal Palace in front of his face, the heavenly deity that fled out dragged back, head removed, and then tossed out.

    How bold and imposing was this?

    It was just too shocking. All sects erupted with commotion, clamoring with noise.

    Primal chaos surrounded a bronze palace that suspended in the void, exuding a type of astonishing might in the boundless uninhabited region, intimidating all directions.

    The person inside didn’t say anything, but everyone felt terrified. As he breathed in and out, the mountains and rivers rose and fell, this normal breathing surging violently like an ocean.

    Someone had woken up from his slumber!

    Everyone trembled in fear!

    That person was here, only, in the past few years, always remained in a state of sleep. The other sect master level figure from Immortal Palace stood guard on the side, managing everything in his place.

    However now, this person was startled, now awake!

    "How terrifying! A great storm is brewing in the higher realms!" Someone said quietly.

    Now that this person woke up, great waves were definitely going to beat against the shore. Everyone was greatly shocked. Once he was angered, then it would truly be a frightening thing.

    "Part human part bird part beast, I can’t eat this, just like Underworld Clan, a trash race without any use."

    A voice sounded from the other side of the realm wall, extremely casual and frivolous, throwing Immortal Palace heavenly deity’s corpse out as well.

    Those who were discussing fervently all stopped, every single one of their expressions strange.

    This little devil was too unbridled, daring to say these types of words, what was he treating Immortal Palace’s heavenly deity as, purely prey? These words were full of disdain.

    He even added a bit about Underworld Clan, making their clansmen’s faces fall ashen, glaring angrily at the spatial hole, truly wishing they could rush into Immortal Ancient and tear him to shreds.

    This kind of person had never appeared before, brash and domineering. After killing a heavenly deity, he even dared to provoke the people from several outside world ancient sects.

    One had to keep in mind that Immortal Palace’s people were known as the descendents of the Human Immortal, their bodies having immortal blood flowing through it. The most terrifying thing was that their race’s talents were exceptional, yet they were shown disdain instead.

    "It is definitely Huang!" Someone guessed.

    "Of course it’s him, I am sure of it! This person deserves to be put to death. Fellow comrades, we must join hands to eliminate this this evil." Celestial Clan’s cultivators added oil to the flames.

    It was because they were scared. Shi Hao’s growth was too fast! If this continued, he’ll pay Celestial Clan a visit in just a few years, going to City of Heaven to display his power.

    At this moment, a few important figures from Celestial Clan immediately felt distracted, regretting greatly. Why did they have to provoke this Devil King? Back then, they were completely possessed, unable to suppress their greed, not hesitating to slander and injure the youth who escorted their clan’s pearl, all of the sake of vicious ten precious technique and other things, tying tremendous karma between them.

    As for Fire Cloud Cavern, Phantom Drake Dao Gate, Luofu True Valley and other inheritances, they even more so experienced a type of fear, as well as endless pressure. That sinner’s blood descendant had to be suppressed, or else those sects would be in great danger!

    They had never encountered such a heaven defying sinner’s blood descendant before. He was just twenty years old, yet he could already hunt down heavenly deities. It really was terrifying.

    Once this great vicious being grew up, he might be even terrifying than those at the Desolate Border!

    They were scared, incomparably worried. They had to eliminate Shi Hao.

    As for Underworld Clan, Demonic Sunflower Garden, Divine Temple, and others, there was even less of a need to talk about it. Karma had been tied between them.

    Even Heavenly Country’s lord, the cold-blooded, cruel, heart even colder than steel supreme being assassin was shaken. He stood on the bleeding ancient war chariot, a sword artifact in hand. His eyes were deep, as if they were going to pierce through Immoral Ancient and see through that person!

    Shi Hao’s performance finally drew the worry of sect masters. His growth speed made even individuals of this level feel apprehension.

    It was because if this continued, this youth was not only the opponent of heavenly deities, he might even be able to challenge the great figures here.