Chapter 79: Arguments
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
It had been 12 hours since the disciples had entered the Enchanted Cave. The clan masters were waiting outside anxiously.
Conflicts in a competition like this one were supposed to be solved quickly. Even weak martial artists could just grab an item and run out of the cave and they would still be considered successful.
“Why hasn’t anyone come out yet? Did something happen?” Ye Kuang said.
“I left all of the items on different beasts. It will take some time before they can get their hands on them,” Qin Hao said.
Suddenly, footsteps could be heard from inside the cave. Everyone turned their eyes towards the cave, waiting for the first person to come out. The footsteps were slow and steady, which could only mean the person was strong and confident.
“Looks like it will be the Qin Clan’s people to walk out first,” Ye Kuang said and laughed.
“The Ye Clan is not weaker than my clan. Maybe it’s someone from your clan,” Qin Hao said.
“Or it might be someone from the Leng Clan. The martial artist they’ve sent in could destroy a Spirit Cultivating Seventh Realm martial artist in one strike.” Ye Kuang smirked as he looked at Leng Fubo.
To them, Ye Mo was still the weakest among those who went inside. Ye Kuang was looking down on the smaller Leng Clan.
If the first person ran out from the cave, it must’ve meant that he’d just grab an item and ran. Yet the slow and steady footsteps from the cave showed that it was someone who was confident in their ability.
Do your best, Ye Mo! Leng Leng thought in her heart as she prayed for him.
“Do you think everything will be alright?” Xiao Yuanshan looked at the cave as he asked Madam Xiao.
“Relax. I’ve tested Wu Qing’s strength. He’s stronger than any average Spirit Cultivating Eight Realm martial artist. We’ll definitely get a whole ton of stuff in this competition,” Madam Xiao said.
As the footsteps became louder, everyone focused their gaze on the exit. Yet, after a few moments, all of them were shocked by who came out from the cave.
Ye Mo walked out from the cave, holding Xiao Yue in his arm. The veil that was covering Xiao Yue’s face was gone, revealing the beauty that was hidden underneath.
The first to respond was Madam Xiao. She rushed to Ye Mo’s side and snatched Xiao Yue from him. “Ye Mo! What have you done? What is this?” she asked.
“Madam, the Wu Qing that you hired was actually Mo Feng in disguise,” Ye Mo explained. “He’d merged himself with the Yin Poison Grass from the Spectral Valley and killed everyone.”
After hearing what Ye Mo had said, Ye Kuang and Qin Hao rushed into the cave only to find bodies lying on the ground. Mo Feng was also among them, but his body was covered in purple poison liquid which was a terrifying sight to see.
“Shaoyang, my son!” Qin Hao noticed that Qin Shaoyang was among the deceased and screamed. His face was still covered with purple poison gas, and it was clear that he had been killed by it
“Lord Qin Hao, Ye Mo was the only one who survived. He must be hiding something. We must not let him leave!” Ye Kuang said and gripped his hands into his fists. Red energies began to rise from his body as if he was about to explode.
Qin Hao was furious about his son’s death. He ordered the guards to surround the entire mountain. “Surround the mountain! Everyone dies unless someone gives me an explanation!”
Qin Hao was the Limestone City’s lord. Not only he was strong, but the armies he commanded were also the best of the best. In just a few minutes, the whole mountain was surrounded by soldiers.
“Ye Mo! Tell me the truth! Why is my son dead?!” Qin Hao roared. The pressure from his voice itself was enough to crush a Spirit Cultivating Eight Realm martial artist.
Even though Ye Mo’s body was strengthened by the Rank One Dragon Blood and 37 Dragon Energies, he could still felt the immense pressure coming from Qin Hao.
Ye Mo took a few steps back before he could balance himself.
“Lord Qin Hao, like I said, all three Qin Clan disciples, two of Ye Clan’s disciples, and Xiao Clan’s Xiao Feng were all killed by Mo Feng,” Ye Mo explained as he stood his ground. “Ever since the Mo Clan was exterminated, we have been arguing over their treasures. Mo Feng was angered by it, and with his increased strength, he snuck into the cave to kill all of us. He had merged himself with the Yin Poison Grass. Even a Spirit Cultivating Eight Realm martial artist was no match for him.”
“You traitor! You must be the one who killed them! If it was Mo Feng, why are you still alive while he’s dead?” Ye Kuang asked.
“Mo Feng tried to kill me and Yueyue after he’d killed them,” Ye Mo said. “We kept running until we were exhausted. Yueyue released her curse to save me. In the end, Mo Feng was swallowed by the Yin Poison. It was hard for him to control the sudden power that he’d gained.”
Ye Mo noticed that his words weren’t enough to persuade them and added, “Do you guys really think I have the ability to kill everyone?”
“You traitor! You’re born a vile person! You’ve killed our disciples at the Martial Pavilion before. I’m going to destroy you today!” Ye Kuang shouted.
“Ye Kuang, Ye Mo is still one of us!” Leng Fubo shouted. “He still represents all of the small clans in Limestone City. Do you think we’ll just stand by as you kill him without any reliable proof?”
Even though the Ye Clan was one of the bigger clans, the smaller clans would still outmatch them if they were to join hands. Now that Ye Mo had gained them a huge pile of treasures and honor, there was no way that they would just let Ye Kuang kill him.
“So what? Now that Changsheng had been scouted by one of the Qingyun Alliance’s Union Chiefs and he’s missing, do you think all your lives are enough to ask for the Union Chief’s forgiveness?” Ye Kuang said.
“Ye Changsheng was scouted by a Union Chief?” Some of the smaller clans’ leaders gasped. The Union Chief was second to the Alliance Lord. The power they hold was immense.
“Ye Changsheng was saved by a mysterious man. Don’t you dare try to scare us with that! I’m going to enter the Qingyun Alliance sooner or later. I might even surpass Ye Changsheng!” Ye Mo said.
“A mysterious man, you say?” Ye Kuang laughed. “Ye Changsheng will definitely advance to the Energy Shaping Realm, and when the day comes, the Ye Clan’s position will definitely rise, and I’m going to destroy all of you!”