Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-364
The battle was about to begin.
The Solitary Falcon snorted as he took the initiative, and cupped his
fists as he said, “Venerable Mei, this Solitary Falcon is happy to seek
advice from you.” His voice was hard yet endlessly sonorous. The Solitary
Falcon came last in the ranking of the Great Masters. But, he had always
been belligerent. Moreover, he had encountered that mysteriously skilled
person twice before, and he considered that the-said person was even more
astonishing and frightening than his present opponent. Venerable Mei’s
strength must’ve been around the same mark as that of that mysterious
person. And, this fact had genuinely astonished the Solitary Falcon.
However, he didn’t fear this opponent. In fact, he considered that
mysterious master to superior to Venerable Mei when it came to mindset
The Master of Life and Death — Shi Chang Xiao — closely followed
suit, and gave a warm smile, “Venerable Mei, this one is called Shi Chang
Lei Wu Bei had returned only moments ago. He stood quietly for a short
period, and then slowly walked forward. His expression was cold as he
spoke, “Venerable Mei, I don’t think you need this one’s
“Very well! Is it only the three of you?” Venerable Mei snorted. She
couldn’t help but feel disappointed. Her three current-opponents had a
combined strength of the Crane King, the Bear King, and Snake King
fighting together in their human forms. In fact, these three Great
Masters might even have been a bit weaker than these three Beast Kings.
[One has to first have qualifications if they wish to fight the enemy!]
“Wait! This old man will also fight!” Li Jue Tian roared out with grief
and indignation. The Great Master Li then stood-up with a totter. Li Jue
Tian may have suffered serious injuries, but he was still one of the
Eight Great Masters. So, he wasn’t going to lose his reputation at this
juncture… despite the pain; he wasn’t going to back down at this
This was the only opportunity Li Jue Tian would get to retrieve his honor
in front of Venerable Mei. In fact, it was perhaps the last chance to
retrieve his honor. He would be able to wash away his disgrace if he were
to defeat Venerable Mei by drawing support from the strength of the other
three. In fact, he could even achieve a bit more.
However, Li Jue Tian would waddle in hopelessness if he were to
introspect about fighting in public again in case he missed-out on this
He had sustained serious injuries with multiple fractured bones, and
severe internal injuries a while ago. But, he had made his right-hand-man
set his broken bones back in place while the Snake King and Lei Wu Bei
were fighting. Then, he had forcefully initiated a self-mutilating method
called “The Against the Heaven’s Will Law”. This technique would cause
wear and tear to his lifespan, but it would heal him to his optimum state
of health. Moreover, his exquisite Xuan cultivation was enough to hold
his bones in place.
This battle was the most important final battle as far as Li Jue Tian was
concerned. Therefore, he had to be the most splendid one. He needed his
attacks to inspire awe in order to establish his authority amongst the
“Venerable Mei, the so-called fortunes have been reversed! You had
bestowed me with that kind of a treatment a while back. Well, I shall
bestow the same treatment back to you now!” Li Jue Tian panted with anger
as he fiercely glared at Venerable Mei. It seemed like he nurtured a deep
hatred. In fact, it appeared that this opponent was the greatest personal
enemy he had ever come across.
In fact, the hatred between the two was irreconcilable; it could never be
dissolved. It perhaps wasn’t so for Venerable Mei since she had won the
previous round of their duel. But, that instance had been the greatest
un-washable shame and humiliation of his life as far as Li Jue Tian was
concerned. And, he felt that his honor wouldn’t be remedied unless he
had achieved victory over Venerable Mei.
“Are you going to go ‘all-out’ against me, Li Jue Tian?” Venerable
Mei’s cultivation was extremely high. So, she could obviously tell how
Li Jue Tian had been able to stand up despite his injuries. She
couldn’t help but pity him as a result. She also knew that Li Jue Tian
had been entirely innocent in that context. He had merely been
unfortunate-enough to be caught in her moments of extreme rage on those
two occasions, and had hence been subjected to those calamities.
However, she had been the gloomiest and the most pained she had ever been
in her entire existence during those two moments. Therefore, she had been
in an urgent need for someone she could vent-out her resentment upon in
those moments of grief and indignation. Li Jue Tian was a second Great
Master. And, there was stronger presence present there. Whether it was
Xuan cultivation or status — Li Jue Tian had served as the most
suitable candidate around!
Therefore, Li Jue Tian had suffered that tragedy.
And, this tragedy had been birthed by her mistake…
Because… a Master could be killed, but shall not be shamed!
Venerable Mei obviously understood this truth. But, she had grabbed him
by the throat, and had smacked him under the gaze of everyone present.
And, she had destroyed the entirety of the Great Master Li Jue Tian’s
accumulated respect from the past in the process.
He hadn’t resisted her with everything he had in that moment. And, that
had been the strangest thing. But, his strength had been hopeless in that
scenario… So, how could he have done it? But, all the Great Masters
were to join hands in this battle. So, how could he say no to such an
“Is it worth it?” Venerable Mei felt somewhat apologetic as she reminded
him, “You’re using the ‘Against the Heaven’s Will Law’. You
should understand what kind of a price you will have to pay for this, Li
Jue Tian. Won’t you reconsider before you make such a huge sacrifice?
You’ll only need to let go if you reconsider this now. And, it will be
reinstated in a few months. There’s still time.”
“No! It’s too late! Too late!” it seemed like a fire had been ignited
in Li Jue Tian’s eyes as he replied in a shrill and mournful voice,
“Are you afraid, Venerable Mei? You should’ve known that it becomes
‘too late to turn around’ the moment you smack someone in their face!
I — Li Jue Tian — have a reputation. I also command respect amongst
people. And, this is the only way I can wash away this kind of
humiliation. There’s no other way!”
“Oh? Afraid…? I’m afraid of you…? So, is killing me the only way to
wash away your shame?” Venerable Mei laughed softly as her black robe
“That’s it!” Li Jue Tian replied seriously. “This is a matter of this
Li’s lifetime worth of reputation and status. So, I request that
Venerable Mei doesn’t act stingy with her life!”
“Not be… stingy with my life? You’re asking me to not be stingy with
my life while you’re being stingy with your insignificant
reputation…? You should know that your reputation is nothing in my
eyes. I had advised you a moment ago. It was the mercy of a superior
master. It was given in charity and pity. That was a rare act which
originated from a good frame of mind of mine. And so, I had been that
kind to you. But, you actually took it as fear…? You’re genuinely as
naïve as the frog in the well!”
Venerable Mei couldn’t help but sneer and laugh. She then spoke while
she shook her head, “How will you be able to take my life… if that’s
your skill level, Li Jue Tian? I’m afraid that you’ll lose your head
“Venerable Mei has decided too early regarding whose head will fall!” Li
Jue Tian snorted heavily, “Venerable Mei has spoken the truth. My
reputation is of little value in your eyes. But, it’s much more
important than my ‘head’ in my own!”
“I fear that the ranking of the Great Masters will change again after
today’s battle ends,” the black-robed Venerable Mei spoke-up with a
faint hint of disappointment in her tone. “I had harbored misgivings for
many years regarding the reputed Rainstorm Master’s life. Then, Feng
Juan Yun’s cultivation reached a sufficient level, but he wasn’t able
to become a Great Master. He he… there will be an empty spot after
today. And, I suppose that Feng Juan Yun wouldn’t be able to back away
from the duty even if he wanted to, right?”
Bu Kuang Feng smiled from a distance, “The title of Master Rainstorm
doesn’t apply to me anymore. Venerable Mei makes me feel small with
Venerable Mei snorted and smiled before they spoke-up again, “And,
there’s this Cold-Blooded Master then. He had fought one battle. But,
he was still taken up arms against me! He has presumably come as a
scapegoat, right? I genuinely don’t know what he thought while he was
taking this action. Does he think that I won’t kill a Great Master?”
Venerable Mei’s words could be considered as a ferocious psychological
attack. She had first damaged Li Jue Tian’s mental state. And then, she
had drawn more blood by pointing out the real reason behind Feng Juan
Yun’s failed attempts to be elevated to the status of a Great Master.
She had obviously intended to cripple the fighting spirit of the equally
famous Solitary Falcon by doing that.
[He was as strong as me. Neither was able to step ahead of the other. You
weren’t better than him. In fact, he should’ve become a Great Master
a long time ago. However, you got lucky and became the Great Master!]. It
had to be said that the Solitary Falcon was shaken after he heard
Venerable Mei Speak.
After that, Venerable Mei had taken aim at Lei Wu Bei, and had pointed
that he had stepped-up even though he had received injuries merely a
moment ago. She had indicated that he had come to fight, but he was there
to add to the numbers. In fact, she had implied that he was merely a
sacrificial lamb. Wouldn’t he be used by the other Great Masters as a
shield, and be sacrificed thereof…?
The effect of these words might not have been very evident in the case of
others. But, the heaviness of anxiety and suspicion had always plagued
Lei Wu Bei’s heart. Lei Wu Bei had always considered every man of the
world as an enemy. Hence, those words struck deep into his heart. In
fact, they struck the very root of it.
In fact, this was the reason he had been hesitant earlier!
The completion between the various Great Masters had always been very
fierce. So, they would be rid of one competitor if they were to sacrifice
Lei Wu Bei to save themselves. Moreover, they would also be able to take
cheap advantages of the ensuing opportunities, and formulate an explosive
counter-attack to increase their fame thereafter…
[Wouldn’t that be a great thing for them?]
However, he had no choice since he had obtained the halo of the
continent’s hero a moment ago. Therefore, he had to come forth even if
he knew the risks…
However, these words from Venerable Mei had made Lei Wu Bei’s face
change color after they had emptied Solitary Falcon’s. The halo of the
continent’s hero seemed quite glorious. But, it was nothing more than a
useless decoration for a dead man…
“Venerable Mei’s psychological attack is very sharp! This Shi genuinely
admires it! However, I fear that the Venerable Mei is aiming at the wrong
Shi Chang Xiao gave a gentle chuckle, “The four of us are veterans of
hundreds of battles. One can even say that we are the originators of
psychological warfare. Is Venerable Mei looking down on us by using this
against us? The fact is that the four of us are the same. But, let’s
come back to the point. We four shoulder the great trust of millions of
people. So, how can Venerable Mei instigate us against each other? Why
would Venerable Mei waste their words if they have that much confidence
His words immediately woke the other two up.
Li Jue Tian gave a ferocious shout and said, “There’s no need to waste
your words! We can see the truth! The four of us wish to seek advice from
the so-called frightening Lord of the Tian Fa today!” He laughed and gave
a broad smile. And then, he took the lead, and came forward despite the
seriousness of his injuries.
Someone always has to strike first in a battle between five people. And,
that person suffers the most because he faces a head-on blow. But, taking
this ‘hit’ could nevertheless provide an opportunity for those who
remain at his side.
It seemed that Shi Chang Xiao’s words had indeed dispelled the effect
of Venerable Mei’s psychological attacks from the others’ hearts.
But, they had never been afraid of Venerable Mei’s extremely strong and
tyrannical methods in all fairness. And, now that things had come to a
head — they had no option but to fight.
Moreover, there was another major point one needed to consider… Most of
the Great Masters wouldn’t suffer much even if they lost this battle…
Only Li Jue Tian would suffer in that case.
He had already lost half of the Xue Hun manor’s strength in the battle
between humans and Xuan Beasts. Then, he was humiliated by Venerable Mei.
And then, it was pointed out that he had disregarded the safety of
humanity, and had schemed against Jun Wu Yi. This made his reputation hit
rock bottom, and had singled him out the man who had betrayed humanity.
Therefore, whatever that still remained would also vanish if he wasn’t
able to prevail over Venerable Mei in this battle.
Therefore, others had a choice… but Li Jue Tian didn’t. So, he had no
choice but to stake everything in one throw. And hence, he could only