What concerned such a sworn buddy, one was enough!
Qin Mu frowned slightly. Zhe Huali alone had already made him feel uneasy, but now even Jiang Yi had come. He truly had no odds for success.
Suddenly, Sang Hua popped her head out, her braids swinging beneath it. She then waved excitedly at him. “The one who threshes grains! No worries, I’m here! Is there only us here? Where’s Senior Sister Yu He, Senior Brother Shu Yao, and Senior Brother Huang Yue? Have they died in battle?”
Once she spoke, Yu He walked out with an expression of helplessness. Shu Yao also frowned and followed out behind her.
“Senior Sister Yu He, Senior Brother Shu Yao, what were you hiding in the mountain for? We have four people, so it’s more than enough to deal with the two of them! Senior Brother Huang Yue? Is he also hiding in the mountain with you guys?”
Yu He’s expression became even more helpless, and Shu Yao’s eyebrows scrunched up even tighter.
The two of them had hidden in the dark, ready to assassinate Jiang Yi and Zhe Huali. However, once they were called out by the girl, they had no choice but to walk out. This made them seem as people who were not just and honorable.
“I had long discovered you two since you couldn’t hide the murderous intent in your hearts. As for Huang Yue, I’ve slain him with my knife,” Zhe Huali said indifferently.
“Junior Sister Sang Hua, we just saw Junior Brother Huang Yue’s corpse. As for other people, they are also all dead. Only we are left. They died a glorious death after fighting so many devils. They sacrificed themselves to bring the devils down with them, because of which we now have the numbers advantage,” Yu He said.
She felt quite helpless when thinking about God Sang Ye’s little daughter. Sang Hua had actually pointed out their hiding spot and rendered their plans completely useless.
On top of that, even though they looked like they outnumbered the enemies, it wasn’t of much use.
Sang Hua’s abilities were low, and she hadn’t even passed the test of God Suppression Pagoda. Without the aptitude of a true god, she was completely useless. Yu He was almost certain that Sang Hua had hidden after entering the battlefield. This pure maiden had never met an enemy, which was why she was able to live for this long.
Qin Mu was also a youth who only knew how to forge. He acted rashly and kept forging by himself before they entered the sand table world. He didn’t communicate with his peers or even observe the enemies.
The reason why Qin Mu had survived was most likely because he was a lucky bastard like Sang Hua as well. The devil experts that had come to kill him probably got intercepted by the young experts of Supreme Emperor Heaven on the journey. They fought to the death, and as a result, the forging youth was able to live.
In Yu He’s heart, even with Qin Mu and Sang Hua, it was no different from having no assistance. To defeat Zhe Huali and Jiang Yi, she could only rely on Shu Yao.
‘Hope these two nitwits won’t create any trouble…’ she thought secretly to herself.
It was just that with only her and Shu Yao, she was not confident that they could defeat Zhe Huali and Jiang Yi.
Shu Yao looked at Qin Mu, frowning. He smiled warmly, “Senior Brother Qin who threshes the grains, you aren’t forging anymore?”
Qin Mu smiled to the two of them to acknowledge them, and the smile on Yu He’s face vanished. Shu Yao also pretended not to see anything. On the other hand, Sang Hua rushed over excitedly and asked, “Are your swords done?”
Qin Mu nodded and smiled warmly at her. “Sister Hua, the swords are done.”
Her eyes lit up. “How’s the power?”
“Just now, Zhe Huali said that his master asked him to execute his knife skills for me to see so I still haven’t had the time to test out my swords. I don’t know what’s their power like.”
The two of them then whispered about how to test the swords. Yu He knew she was facing her greatest enemies yet and tried her best to stabilize her mind, to not listen to what they were saying.
Her gaze landed on Jiang Yi and Zhe Huali, and she said in a low voice, “Junior Brother Shu Yao, you shall deal with Jiang Yi while I will face Zhe Huali. I don’t think I can defeat him, but Jiang Yi’s injuries are heavier, so quickly get rid of him and come to assist me!”
Shu Yao took in a long breath and said solemnly, “Senior sister, don’t worry, leave Jiang Yi to me!”
Zhe Huali’s gaze flickered, and he said in a low voice, “Senior Brother Jiang Yi, do you choose the strong or the weak one?”
“Using the weak to stop the strong and using the strong to attack the weak, this is the art of war!”
Jiang Yi laughed, and his heroism rushed into the clouds. “I will stop the strong and you will kill the weak. Later, we brothers can work together to achieve victory!”
Zhe Huali had a sorrowful expression. “Your injuries are very heavy, you might die.”
“Don’t underestimate me. I learned from True Devil Su Mo and have yet to execute my Heavenly Devil Sacrifice.” Jiang Yi laughed loudly. “Don’t worry, I will live!”
He strode toward Qin Mu.
Yu He and Shu Yao were stunned. Jiang Yi had clearly said he would be stopping the strong and let Zhe Huali kill the weak so why was he walking toward Qin Mu?
Could the devil have gone crazy and thought that Qin Mu was strong while they were weak?
“Be careful of tricks.” Yu He whispered under her breath.
Shu Yao nodded and looked at Zhe Huali who was walking over.
On the other side, Qin Mu looked at Jiang Yi and frowned slightly. “Sister Hua, wait a moment, let me test my swords.”
Sang Hua took a step back, and Qin Mu tapped a finger on the heart of his brows. The sword pellet floated up, coming near his forehead.
Suddenly, Fu Riluo’s voice came from outer space and echoed throughout the sand table world. “We have lost. Give up Li City, hold your hands!”
No matter if it was inside or outside the sand table world, everyone was stunned. Even the gods of Supreme Emperor Heaven couldn’t help becoming surprised and delighted.
Jiang Yi expression filled with disbelief, and he raised his head to shout, “I haven’t died yet so why do you say we have lost? Fu Riluo, I won’t accept your orders!”
In outer space, Fu Riluo’s huge face covered the sky and looked down at him coldly. “Brat, you don’t know what’s good for you. Su Mo, put your disciple in place and make him quickly admit defeat so he can come out!”
True Devil Su Mo frowned and said, “Jiang Yi, it’s considered that we have lost this round. Admit defeat with Zhe Huali.”
Jiang Yi couldn’t contain his anger and shouted out, “So many brothers have died to take Li City and you are making me leave like this? Master, you might be willing to, but I’m not!”
Su Mo was helpless and said to Fu Riluo, “Senior brother, I know your wisdom is unparalleled, but it wouldn’t be good to admit defeat like this and throw away Li City, right?”
Fu Riluo looked at him coldly. “Throwing away Li City is much better than throwing the lives of our disciples. We have already lost this battle…”
“Heavenly Devil Sacrifice!” Jiang Yi hissed, and all of his cultivation burst forth. Instantly, the blood sea in the sand table world boiled. Countless rotting corpses piled up to form a huge sacrificial altar made from flesh and blood. Jiang Yi stood on it before rushing at Qin Mu while shouting sternly, “I won’t die, the devils won’t lose!”
A sword light broke through the air, stunning all the onlookers. It pierced through the sea of blood and flashed through the heart of the young devil’s brows. The sword light covered ten miles of the sky.
Qin Mu lowered his sword finger from the heart of his brows, and the sword light shrunk back into a sword pellet that came flying back.
“Zhe Huali, this move is called Opening Calamity,” he said indifferently. “Zhe Huali, you can bring this corpse back for your master to see my sword skill.”
Zhe Huali looked at the corpse falling from the sacrificial altar. The hatred in his eyes burst, and two streams of bloody tears flowed down his cheeks. His aura suddenly became violent as well. His hair rushed upwards in fury, and he couldn’t stop screaming.
“Admit defeat!” Fu Riluo’s cold voice came from outer space. “You aren’t a match for the four of them!” Zhe Huali shouted loudly and took another step toward Qin Mu.
“Admit defeat!” From beyond the sky, Fu Riluo’s voice boomed like thunder. “Your knife skills are prim, proper, and full of calculations. However, your frame of mind is already in disorder, so you will lose fast and die even faster! Your close friends are dead so you have to take revenge for them. If you don’t take revenge and just give up your life, you’d be nothing more than a boorish man!”
Zhe Huali’s expression distorted, and he suddenly pulled out his knife with his left hand.
Outside the sand table world, Fu Riluo frowned, but he didn’t make a move to stop Zhe Huali who was in the sand table world.
That land was created by him and Saint Woodcutter, so if he interfered, Saint Woodcutter on the other side would also interfere. If that happened, things would become hopelessly muddled, and he couldn’t be sure of success.
Saint Woodcutter had been summoned from the other world earlier in the day and disrupted his arrangements and plans, catching him off guard. That was why he could only set up such a bet. He couldn’t breach the rules he set up himself, or he might lose everything completely.
He needed time.
Even though he admired Zhe Huali and the youth had his own master, he also viewed him as his own successor. However, for the great cause of the devil race, he could only endure the pain and lose him, no matter how much he admired that young man.
The corners of Zhe Huali’s eyes twitched, and the demon eye at the handle of the demon knife became stranger and stranger. The location where it was staring at wasn’t Qin Mu though, but Zhe Huali’s right arm.
Zhe Huali raised it along with the knife.
Qin Mu was right: He couldn’t execute the knife skills of Luo Wushuang perfectly. If he wanted to do that, he needed to cut off his right arm; otherwise, it would become a burden to him.
His motive when coming to the lower bound was to find a way to hold knives in both hands. He wanted his knife skills to enter the path and walk out of Luo Wushuang’s shadow.
Just then, Qin Mu’s sword had been incomparably stunning, and he felt that even he himself wouldn’t have been able to avoid it. Only with a broken arm could he unleash Luo Wushuang’s knife skills to the fullest.
However, if he cut off his arm, he would never walk out of Luo Wushuang’s knife skills and would never find his own knife path. This would be the same as cutting his own path short.
Zhe Huali’s face flickered with many emotions. Then, the knife light slashed down against the ground.
He collapsed and knelt on the ground. But he didn’t kneel to Qin Mu or Yu He and the rest. No, he knelt to the corpse of Jiang Yi.
Zhe Huali bowed and got up. He picked up Jiang Yi’s corpse and turned his head around. “I’ve seen your sword skill, but I won’t let my master see it because I want to kill you personally and take revenge for my close friend!”
Qin Mu nodded solemnly. “If that day comes, I will die without regrets.”
Zhe Huali walked toward the wall of fire. His demon knife flew up and slashed it open, paving a way out. Zhe Huali carried Jiang Yi out, and their bodies vanished.
The corners of Qin Mu’s eyes twitched; Zhe Huali’s actions left him slightly uneasy.
Zhe Huali was no inferior to him, and the knife skill used to slash apart the sea of fire was extremely exquisite. His corporeal body, magic power, primordial spirit, and even his knife skills that showed his attainments in paths, skills, and divine arts were all no inferior to those of Qin Mu. His corporeal body was even much superior.
The Zhe Huali now was like Qin Mu after First Ancestor Human Emperor had given him a ruthless blow. He was on the border of breaking down and transforming.
If he walked out, having found his own path, he would be like Qin Mu who had founded the first form of his Calamity Sword. He would also found his knife skill and walk out from Luo Wushuang’s knife skills in his search for revenge.
‘When he turned around to walk out through the wall of fire, if I had sent a sword at him, I could have gotten rid of him… If it was Grandpa Cripple, he would have definitely done that without a moment’s hesitation!’ Qin Mu’s face flickered between clear and dark.
Outside the sand table world, the black tiger god caught his expression and immediately became excited. “My lord, my lord! Did you see that? The corners of this brat’s eyes are twitching often and his expression keeps changing tremendously, flickering between clear and dark. He even cries out in astonishment sometimes! His frame of mind is clearly not good!”
Saint Woodcutter gave him a stare, and the black tiger god’s expression changed. He hurriedly covered his ears.
Saint Woodcutter stretched out his palm and caught the handle of the divine ax. At the same time, Fu Riluo stretched his hand out to take hold of his devil spear. Both of them pulled out their weapons.
Qin Mu who was located in the sand table world immediately discovered that something was wrong. The space started crumbling from the place where the ax and the spear had crossed. Everything was shrinking continuously, swallowing the majestic mountains!
“Quickly, go!” Qin Mu pulled Sang Hua without any explanation and beautiful runes appeared around him. They swirled as he said, “Senior Sister Yu He, Senior Brother Shu Yao, quickly come to me!”
Yu He and Shu Yao still stood in a daze and looked at him blankly. They seemed to have yet to return to their senses.
The crumbling space was gradually closing in on them, and Qin Mu gritted his teeth as he executed his teleportation divine arts. With a flash, he vanished with Sang Hua.
Only then Yu He and Shu Yao come back to themselves and turned back to look. Their expressions couldn’t help changing drastically, and Yu He shouted, “Junior Brother Shu Yao, let’s work together to break apart the wall of fire to rush out of this place!”
Their speed was extremely fast, but when they raised their legs, they realized that they had underestimated the danger. They were extremely fast and surpassed even the speed of sound. They were faster than Qin Mu running at full speed yet the speed of the space collapsing was even greater!
The wall of fire was clearly right in front of them yet no matter how fast they ran, they could not get close to it.
Not only that, the distance was even widening and they got closer and closer to the crumbling space!
Cold sweat broke out on Yu He and Shu Yao’s foreheads. Inside the crumbling space hid the power of the collision between Saint Woodcutter’s divine ax and Fu Riluo’s devil spear. This power had created the sand table world earlier, turning a plaza that was a hundred yards by a hundred fifty yards into a vast world with a thousand miles mountain range.
The falling apart of that world would definitely release the power generated by the collision of the divine axe and devil spear!
This power was not something that divine arts practitioners of Seven Stars Realm could defend against. They would most likely be vaporized to the point there would be nothing left even of their souls!
“Could that Qin Mu who was calling us just now have wanted to bring us out?”
Only now did they start to regret. They were astonished by the light of Qin Mu’s sword and went into a daze, so they didn’t hear what he was trying to say after that. When they came back to their senses, it was already too late.
At this moment, a light flashed by them, and Qin Mu suddenly appeared beside them. The countless runes swirled around them and burst forth with light. Yu He and Shu Yao felt the world spin for a long while. When they finally stepped on the ground, they opened their eyes to take a look and realized that they had come out of the plaza.
“Move!” Qin Mu shouted out and ran forward. “Hide behind the big palace!”
Yu He and Shu Yao hurriedly followed him toward where Sang Hua was already hiding. When the four of them reunited, Qin Mu squatted down, closed his eyes, opened his mouth, and covered his ears. Sang Hua immediately did the same upon seeing his actions.
Before Yu He and Shu Yao could even think to do the same, a terrifying wave burst forth from the center of the plaza and incomparably bright lights shone. In an instant, they were blinded, and when they closed their eyes, two lines of bloody tears were streaming down their faces!
Next, the wave formed by the collapse of space rushed over them. Yu He and Shu Yao’s body were pulled longer and longer as though they were noodles,.
Terrifying sounds rang out for a moment before their ears could hear nothing at all. It was strangely silent!
Warm blood started to flow out of their ears.
Above the big palace, the gods of Supreme Emperor Heaven released their god power and raised a wall of divine light, blocking the energy blasting out from the collapsed space. Even so, the two youths were tormented terribly.
What concerned such a sworn buddy, one was enough!