Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-354
Bu Kuang Feng then spoke-up in a dark tone, “Venerable Mei seems to be
interested in our training. Why don’t they come and receive it as
well…? I’m convinced that they’ll change too. They’ll at least be
different when compared to us two brothers,” the words he had spoken
seemed to have a very mysterious meaning to them. Even Li Jue Tian
couldn’t understand what they meant.
Venerable Mei was floating at a distance. However, they seemed very
angry. Their robes started to float upwards in the wind, and it seemed as
if they had prepared to strike. But then, they stopped and regained a
tranquil temperament. They then replied in soft tone, “I will eventually
go to the Elusive World of Immortals and show your Empress the kind of
end that’s reserved for a hypocrite!”
Lei Bao Yu was about to speak-up when he was cut-off by Venerable Mei,
“Come up if the two of you intend to participate in the war today. But,
withdraw to one side if you only wish to witness. I have no interest in
bickering with the two of you. Retreat!”
“Very well, we’ve only come here to observe. So, Venerable Mei may
enlighten us of the proceedings,” Lei Bao Yu replied with a cold
“That’s simple. We’ll have three battles to decide the winner. The
legions arranged in the battle formations will fight the first battle.
The second battle will take place between the leaders of the groups. And,
the third and decisive battle will be between the apex experts!”
Venerable Mei snorted. “We’ll go back to Tian Fa if you win. And, the
Xuan Beasts will never emerge from there after that. But, we have three
conditions if you lose. First, Li Jue Tian will return the Panther
King’s Xuan Core. Second, no Xuan expert will be allowed to enter Tian
Fa. I’ll take ten-thousand lives from the mainland even if one of them
enters. I’ll take twenty-thousand lives if two of them enter, and
I’ll also annihilate their families to the ninth generations as
compensation in that case! Third… I will break both the legs of Li Jue
Tian’s son. This war was started because of him. Let it end with him as
“That’s very unfair!” Bu Kuang Feng sneered, “You only need to retreat
if you lose, but we have to adhere to three conditions? Don’t you think
it’s a bit too much, Venerable Mei?”
“How will any future disputes arise if you don’t enter the forest? And,
why is the Panther King’s Xuan Core in Li Jue Tian’s belly? Can’t
you tell the right from the wrong, Bu Kuang Feng?” Venerable Mei shouted
back in anger.
Li Jue Tian stepped forward, and spoke in a stern voice, “This issue has
been created by your Tian Fa! How are we father and son to blame for
this? You’ve been the one to confuse the right and wrong today.
Aren’t you pushing the entire blame onto us? The person to have
confused the right and the wrong is you, and you-alone. Moreover, what
does this decisive battle have to do with my son? Why does the third
condition have to be breaking my son’s legs? What has my son done to
cause this disturbance? Don’t you think that you’re being too harsh,
Venerable Mei? Your statements are simply ridiculous!”
Great Master Li was extremely angry. However, he also felt like he had
smashed his own foot with a stone he had picked up for another. He had
forced Jun Wu Yi to the battlefield because his son had requested for it.
He had sent only four-thousand men even though he should’ve
demonstrated more strength. It could be said that those men had been sent
away to die for no good use. In other words, this would be a complete and
utter defeat; there was no chance of success. Anyone with eyes could see
that very clearly.
However, Venerable Mei had now raised the condition regarding his son’s
legs, and the outcome of this would depend on victory or defeat.
Therefore, he was now at a loss. Would Li Teng Yun have schemed again Jun
Wu Yi if he had known that his legs would also end up depending on it?
What would be the significance of Jun Wu Yi’s death if such had been
“I’ve given a great option. It’s fine if the Great Master Li
doesn’t agree. I will simply lead my forces to attack the rest of the
continent. You can’t blame me for every extreme distress of the mortal
world. Anyway, I have proposed a very peaceful solution. So, I can’t do
anything if you don’t agree.”
Venerable Mei looked at Li Jue Tian. The expression in his eyes was
enough to decipher that he didn’t care whether the opposite party
agreed to his proposal or not…
These conditions had obviously been linked to Tian Fa’s prestige now;
and, that was imperative.
“I won’t change the three conditions; no matter what. Will you agree or
He didn’t believe that Li Jue Tian would leave the world to
destruction… even if he was the Second Great Master. And, they could
always force him to agree even if he refused to.
“I won’t agree!”
Two different responses simultaneously came from Li Jue Tian and Lei Bao
“Provost Lei… we must consider this matter properly.” Li Jue Tian
wanted to spit blood in anger. However, he knew that he couldn’t provoke
the Elusive World of Immortals. He had the distinction of being the
Second Great Master, and held respect for this achievement in the mundane
society. But, he knew that this status of his’ was nothing in the eyes
of the Elusive World of Immortals. Moreover, he also knew that he may not
even be able to match the two Great Masters — Lei Bao Yu and Bu Kuang
Feng — even if he were to fight them one at a time.
“There’s no need to consider this. It’s equivalent to the Empress’
orders,” Lei Bao Yu cut him off. Then, he smiled and continued in a low
voice, “Brother Li, keep calm. Do you think that someone of Venerable
Mei’s status would have a tough time in dealing with your young son if
we lose this battle? Take a step back, and think. Your son’s life won’t
be in danger. He will get his legs broken at best. But, the Three Holy
Lands will need to find a scapegoat to pin the responsibility for the
destruction caused by the Xuan Beast uprising if we don’t agree to
Venerable Mei’s conditions. At that time, Li Jue Tian… you… he
“But…” Li Jue Tian was about to say, [I’ve already taken the Panther
King’s Xuan Core. How can I spit it out now?] He was about to say this,
but he swallowed the words back. He did take the Xuan Core, but it was
still inside his belly. Li Jue Tian was waiting to ingest the Bear King
Xuan Core. But, the Panther King’s Xuan Core would remain intact until
that happened. However, what would Lei Bao Yu and Bu Kuang Feng think if
they knew that the Xuan Core was still intact?
Li Jue Tian evaluated the situation. He then asked himself, [What would I
do if I were in their shoes? I would certainly wish to take that treasure
away by force… But, can I hope to compete against these two Great
Masters if they joined hands?]
Li Jue Tian remained silent. So, the other two assumed that he had given
his approval. Then, they turned to Venerable Mei, “Venerable Mei, can we
start the battle?”
Venerable Mei nodded slowly. They didn’t waste their words, and extended
their hand. And then, a small golden sword flew out. This was followed by
a violent gale, and an air-rendering screech emanated from the sword’s
It was expected that the sword would move extremely fast since it had
emanated such a powerful sound; in fact, it would’ve been perfectly
reasonable if had moved at the speed of sound. However, it was moving
very slowly. In fact, it was even slower than an ordinary arrow.
However, the sword light behind it became increasingly thicker. It seemed
like a young dragon from the ninth heaven was reaching-out across the
basin between the mountains with stretched hands. It continued to issue
that dragon-like shrieking sound until it had reached the other side of
This was a battle command!
Li Jue Tian raised his hand. And then, a banner made of fireworks burst
like blooming flowers. His expression was somewhat cruel.
Big Bear let out a violent roar. In fact, it nearly resembled a
thunderclap as it shook the nine heavens. Then, the Bear King leapt
forward. He was followed by three kinds of multicolored Xuan Beasts —
bears, tigers, and lions. The three Xuan Beast Kings lead their forces,
and broke out of the forest like a storm.
They weren’t many… just four-thousand in number.
Jun Wu Yi waved his hand for the quick waving of the signal flag from the
opposite side. Then, four-thousand men quickly assembled into a cone
formation. However, they remained motionless thereafter.
Jun Wu Yi didn’t have the slightest idea about the inside story. But,
he knew that the strength of his four-thousand men was far lesser than
that of the four-thousand Xuan Beasts they were about to face. He knew
that they were at a huge disadvantage. The difference in strength between
the two sides was at least three-to-four times; maybe even higher.
Therefore, they would have to use proper tactics at this juncture.
Otherwise, this face-off wouldn’t even be a ‘struggle’ against the
Xuan Beasts… it would rather be a one-sided slaughter.
His plan started with laying a trap in front. Then, they’d wait for the
attackers to come closer. The four-thousand of his men would then launch
their secret weapons once the enemy was close enough. This would blunt
the opposition’s forces to some extent by getting rid of the weaker
Xuan Beasts. He had stationed the strongest experts in the area where the
stronger Xuan Beasts would try to break through from. He had arranged
them in groups of seventy-eight, and these men would attack their
opponents from all sides. The rest of his men would fill-up the gaps, and
do their best to provide support as the battle progressed.
Some sacrifices would be inevitable in this battle plan. However, their
chances of success would increase by a considerable margin if everything
went according to plan. And, they could at least give a good battle to
their enemies in this manner. However, Jun Wu Yi hadn’t thought on the
final outcome of the battle.
However, even if they died in this battle… they’d at least die a
It had to be said that Jun Wu Yi’s strategy was very efficient even in
the face of such a formidable onslaught from the Xuan Beasts. They would
all die if this strategy was adhered to. However, they would achieve a
great result. In fact, they could deal a great damage to the Xuan Beasts.
Optimistic estimates could place at least half of the Xuan Beasts to die
They were merely four-thousand in number, and were about to face the same
number of enemies. However, the Xuan Beasts’ strength was several times
their own. So, this battle would be considered humanity’s victory even
if half of their enemies were to die by the end of it.
However, these plans would only work on paper if there were issues in
implementation; no matter how excellent the plans were. Could one
genuinely expect the many people assembled there to obey Jun Wu Yi’s
orders? Many of them had been instructed to see to his death. And, these
would-be backstabbing experts made for an overwhelming majority of the
stronger experts in his ranks.
The carnage which could’ve been avoided… or at least delayed… had
“Isn’t staying holed-up in this formation akin to courting our deaths?
Brothers, don’t listen to that ‘big coward-of-a-bullshit’ Supreme
Commander! Follow me to kill them! We can easily kill the level six or
seven Xuan Beasts! Won’t we be victorious if each man could kill one or
two enemies on an average?”
A clamor arose from the back as the members of the Xue Hun Manor pushed
their way forward. They were placed at the back, but were now brushing
past to the front. And, they soon ended up at the front of Jun Wu Yi’s
formation. The battle hadn’t even started, but the formation had
already been broken. And, the seven-hundred men of Xue Hun Manor
continued to rush forward ‘despite their perils’ under the leadership
of their three Spirit Xuan experts.