The glistening light of the setting sun revealed a blood-coloured terrain. There was blood dripping from the top of the cultivation tower of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue.
A corpse slowly fell from the air and crashed into the crimson river below with a loud splash, the sound of the body falling was quiet, but seemed to echo through the desolate silence. After that, nobody would know how Duan Tian Lang died, he had acted like a coward until the end and taken his own life to avoid more suffering. The only ones who were witnesses to his death were the Chi Xie troops, they were the only ones who would know how Duan Tian Lang died.
On the ground, the Chi Xie troops were all staring at Duan Tian Lang’s corpse as it fell from the tower. He was their enemy who they hated and now he was finally dead.
Duan Tian Lang had killed hundreds of thousands of their brothers to enact his plot. That debt of blood could never be repaid without his death. Duan Tian Lang had finally paid the price for his actions.
Everybody raised their heads and looked to Lin Feng at the top of the cultivation tower. Lin Feng hadn’t disappointed them and did exactly as he promised. Duan Tian Lang was dead and they had finally got their revenge.
At that moment, there was almost no sound within the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue because almost all of its students were dead. Apart from a few who could be hiding away in some dark corners, everyone else was dead, and it wouldn’t be long until the ones hiding would be found and killed as well.
Under the light of the setting sun, the red armour of the Chi Xie troops seemed at home within the sea of blood and corpses.
Lin Feng glanced at the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue. At that moment, he was at the highest point that overlooked the entire courtyard, everything was visible to him.
“It’s over.” Said Lin Feng in a low voice. The Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue had been destroyed and Duan Tian Lang was already dead. Only the most influential and powerful enemies of his were still alive, the Wan Shou Sect and the Yu Clan, but also the hidden figures who hid in the shadows of the Imperial City.
Lin Feng had come to the Imperial City, and hadn’t been swayed by his personal feelings. Those hiding in the shadows of the Imperial City and those who were in control, probably didn’t feel at ease with him there.
The Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue was just the first step on his road of revenge.
“You have the entire night, clean everything here and remove all existence of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue, this now belongs to the Yun Hai Sect!” Said Lin Feng indifferently. His voice echoed into the distance, allowing everybody in the city to hear his words.
From that day on, the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue would be part of the Yun Hai Sect!
After Lin Feng destroyed the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue, he didn’t return to the Yun Hai Mountain Chain, instead, he seized the territory of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue as part of the Yun Hai Sect. The Yun Hai Sect had now claimed a territory and become a power within the Imperial City.
Lin Feng’s silhouette flickered as he disappeared. The setting sun slowly turned the sky red, creating a world of red which surrounded the Chi Xie troops.
The dim light of the night was as desolate and dreary as water. That night was extremely calm, there wasn’t a single sound in the Imperial City, its lively and bustling atmosphere of the past had disappeared. The air was cold, dreary and desolate, sometimes a gentle breeze would pass through the lonely streets of the city, causing the atmosphere to seem even more desolate.
Everybody in the city was aware that Lin Feng had come to the Imperial City with his Chi Xie troops in the name of the Yun Hai Sect. They knew that he destroyed the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue and everyone remained within their homes that night.
The day had been wonderful for some people. They had placed their hopes in Lin Feng and he had kept his promise. Lin Feng had shocked a great deal of people and many had their souls shaken. Lin Feng’s strength was incredible and his actions were ruthless.
Rumours said that at Duan Tian Lang’s side, a cultivator of the sixth Xuan Qi layer appeared to stop Lin Feng with five cultivators of the fifth Xuan Qi layer. However, Lin Feng killed the five cultivators of the fifth Xuan Qi layer and caused the cultivator of the sixth Xuan Qi layer to escape after being gravely wounded.
Lin Feng’s name had, once again, spread across the entire country of Xue Yue.
In the middle of the night, inside a vast and majestic palace in the depths of a mountain.
In that palace, there was a person sitting facing a wall in meditation, that person was absolutely motionless as if he had become a statue.
“Step…Step…Step….” in the absolutely silent palace, came the sound of silent footsteps approaching which echoed through the silent palace.
The person facing the wall remained absolutely motionless as if he hadn’t heard a sound.
A person appeared behind him and stood there, motionless. He didn’t say a word and only waited. An eerie silence invaded the palace once again.
After what seemed like a long time, the person facing the wall spoke, while remaining motionless.
“How come you are here so early?”
“Because these days, incredible things have happened in Xue Yue. The Imperial City is undergoing some important changes.” Said the one patiently standing.
“Remain calm.” Said the one sitting while facing the wall, his voice resonated in the atmosphere.
“Remain calm, no matter what happens, we must always remain calm. We cannot let chaos invade our hearts. Your brother is better than you in this aspect as you have let the events of the world affect your temperament.” Said the one sitting. He looked extremely serene and unperturbed.
“Calm!” After remaining silent for a moment, the one standing repeated the word “calm” and nodded, it was clear that he was agitated.
“Tell me, what has happened?” Said the one facing the wall.
“You already know what happened during the national competition, Yue Meng He appeared. Now that the Great Competition is approaching, the members of the Dragon Mountain Empire have arrived with some people from Tian Feng, but Lin Feng killed some of the people from Tian Feng’s side. Then, today, he invaded the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue with an army and started a massacre.”
“He invaded the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue? That’s a good thing for you.” Said the one sitting and facing the wall: “But it also has some disadvantages.”
“Indeed, that’s very true. The destruction of the Holy Courtyard of Xue Yue will give him wings, but some conflicts will arise and I fear that those conflicts will quickly become too intense, and we will be caught unprepared.” Sighed the one who was standing. Lin Feng had come to the Imperial City which he hadn’t anticipated. Lin Feng’s actions were outside of his calculations.
“Nothing can be changed at this point. So just calmly watch as the changes take place. What you need now is time, just keep that in mind.” Said the one sitting and facing the wall.
The young man standing nodded, he, of course, knew that he needed time, he knew that better than anyone else.
“There has been some agitations inside the Yue Clan as well. They want to propose a marriage between Yue Tian Ming and Xin Ye.”
“Xin Ye?” said the man said after a brief pause, his facial expression had changed for the first time. He then said: “That old man Yue Qing Shan is as stubborn as before, let them know that their proposed union has been refused. Since Xin Ye adores Lin Feng, we will only consent to their union!”
“You’re not opposed to their union? That’s great.” Said the young man while smiling.
“Lin Feng’s power of understanding is incredible and terrifying, he’s not any weaker than Yue Tian Ming. He has incredible talent and continues to create his own good fortune, why would I be opposed to their union?” Said the one sitting with a small grin. Yue Tian Ming and Lin Feng’s confrontation would be very interesting!
“You came for my consent? Don’t worry, just do what you wish. Xue Yue is yours already, what do you need to worry about? Just go and be audacious! You are very intelligent, even if your plans fail, I wouldn’t say anything. The rest is for the heavens to decide.” Said the one facing the wall to the young man. The one sitting was confident, he had faith in the young man. He had given him control of Xue Yue.
In Xue Yue, very few people knew who reigned over the country. Only those at the very core knew how the country was governed.
“I understand, father.”
The young man slightly bowed in front of his father and then started to back away, he didn’t turn around, he retreated while bowing at his father.
The palace was huge, when the young man disappeared in the distance, an eerie silence invaded the mysterious palace again!