Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 312
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Chapter 312 – A Sword Pierces The Tongue
Amidst the silence, Jun Dongyao's eyes shone like liquid gold, two dazzling suns staring at Tianming; it was a gaze so oppressive it was hard for him to look up .
"Yes, Elysian King . " Tianming's eyes burned, but he never blinked . This wasn’t just a test of strength, but of willpower as well .
"I heard you’re a pentabane comparable to the first ancestor of the Li Saint Clan?" asked Jun Dongyao .
Sooner or later, news of this would spread . It couldn’t be concealed .
"That's right," admitted Tianming .
"Show me your bane-rings," said Jun Dongyao .
"The bane-rings are merely a representation . Elysium King, you may refer to my previous performance . If you have any doubts, please continue watching my performance in the Realm Wars," replied Tianming .
"Hahaha . . . . " Jun Dongyao couldn't help laughing .
However, he was the only one who found it funny . Everyone else wore cold expressions on their faces .
"No one from the Grand-Orient Sect has dared speak like this to us for a long time . " Shaking his head, Jun Dongyao chuckled .
"Just that bit of talent and he thinks he’s so great . He’s obviously courting death . With his character, even ten thousand bane-rings would be useless . What a pity," laughed Sikong Jiansheng .
When it came to Tianming, the Cloudmist Sword School appeared more aggressive than Heaven’s Elysium . Tianming merely glanced at Sikong Jiansheng . Although he could have made a remark, he didn’t think it was necessary . Defeating Sikong Tianchen was the most effective counterattack against the Cloudmist Sword School .
On such an occasion, Weisheng Ruosu and the others were too afraid to speak . At the very least, facing these powerhouses showed Tianming’s fearlessness .
"Elysium King, the Grand-Orient Sect and Southsky Sect disciples have pa . s . sed the test . A total of five of us are eligible for the Realm Wars . Please welcome our elders to ensure they’ll begin on time and proceed smoothly," added Tianming .
His words made the East Cardinal King even more uncomfortable . What a slap to the face! Just half a day ago, he had left the Southsky Sect and Grand-Orient Sect at Heaven Inn, suggesting they could circle the foot of the mountain and go home . But now, out of seven places, they occupied five . If it had been one or two, it wouldn’t be this embarra . s . sing .
After all, they’d prepared a place to lodge Cloudmist Sword School, yet none of their disciples had made it . This matter had been decided by Jun Dongyao alone . Never mind that Tianming mentioned it; the process of going down to meet those elders was the truly uncomfortable and depressing part . If those elders weren’t present, the Realm Wars couldn’t begin .
By this point, everyone noticed Jun Dongyao’s ugly expression; especially Sikong Jiansheng, who was discomfited by the former’s reaction . He was responsible for Sikong Tianchen's defeat, which had in turn caused Jun Dongyao such embarra . s . sment .
"Just get someone to inform them . Weisheng Tianlan and the others can head up on their own . They don’t need a welcome entourage, do they?" scoffed Sikong Jiansheng .
"Yeah, they can head up on their own," echoed the elders of Cloudmist Sword School .
"Is Sect Master Sikong afraid we’ll rob you of your place? Don't worry, even if you don't have disciples partic . i . p . ating, Heaven’s Elysium won't drive you away," mocked Tianming . Having endured Sikong Jiansheng’s sarcasm once, he wasn’t about to do so again .
"How dare you!" glared Sikong Jiansheng . A menacing sword ki shot toward Tianming, so quick that he didn’t have time to dodge . The sword ki pierced his tongue, leaving a b . l . o . o . d . y hole . Although the wound wasn’t large, the burning pain and metallic taste in his mouth was unforgettable .
"A little one such as yourself dares talk to me like this?! Let the hole in your tongue be a warning . Next time, it’ll be your head!" roared Sikong Jiansheng .
This scene was a shock to the others . Before the sect master, even a pentabane genius was a worthless bug . So why should they fear the genius? The genius of a weak sect was of no significance, since they couldn’t preserve their talents .
"That’s enough," Weisheng Ruosu pulled Tianming aside, her eyes conveying her worries .
Tianming gritted his teeth . The sharp pain and b . l . o . o . d . y taste in his mouth was seared into his memory . Compared to the Grand-Orient Sect, the rivalry in the Grand-Orient Realm was far more dangerous . These people hadn’t an ounce of sympathy .
How could he forget this enmity?
"I have some lotus elixir from the lotus spiritfruit . Would you like—" asked Weisheng Ruosu .
"No thank you," Tianming interrupted .
Although this injury was humiliating, it had little impact on Tianming . He would recover after a few days of speaking less . Additionally, he realized that his injury would activate the Prime Tower . The white lights from the Prime Tower had completely enveloped his damaged flesh .
Although he shouldn’t have spoken, he didn’t regret it . Anyway, the Realm Wars were just around the corner . Under the Theocracy of Ancients’ supervision, Sikong Jiansheng couldn't kill him . A little physical pain was nothing, but Tianming would commit the incident to memory .
The day will come when I shut you up!
With Tianming finally suppressed, the audience revealed smug smiles . "He’s finally behaving!”
"Elysian King, I’ll head down," said an elysian elder behind Jun Dongyao . It seemed he was also a member of the Jun clan .
"Go!" Jun Dongyao waved his hand . It was certainly unrealistic to expect Weisheng Tianlan and the other elders to head up on their own .
The elysian elder rode his lifebound beast down the mountain . At his speed, he would return soon; and he did, but without the others .
"What’s the matter?" asked Jun Dongyao .
"Elysian King, they said since you personally welcomed the Onyx Sect and Cloudmist Sword School, they shouldn’t be treated any differently . They’ll only come up if you greet them," muttered the man .
Upon hearing that, the three allied sects were hard-eyed .
"Looks like they want to do this the hard way!" Sikong Jiansheng pounded his seat .
"These people don’t know what’s good for them! You give them an inch and they want a yard, hmph!" the Onyx Empress laughed disdainfully .
"Elysium King, don't lower yourself to their level," added the Onyx Emperor .
The Southsky Sect and Grand-Orient Sect’s move had clearly embarra . s . sed Jun Dongyao, but he was the one who had dug himself into such a hole .
Now that the Onyx Sect has surrendered to Heaven’s Elysium, the balance in Grand-Orient Realm has been broken . Heaven’s Elysium will surely deal with the Southsky Sect and Grand-Orient Sect sooner or later . Since Elder Weisheng Tianlan and Master dare behave like this, they’re obviously not afraid to offend Jun Dongyao . It’s a sign of their unwillingness to yield . Tianming came to a realization upon hearing of the elders’ response .
Since the elders showed such backbone, he, too, would fight bravely . He had been worried his actions might cause trouble for his elders; however, it was obvious they were united .
Under such circ . u . mstances, there was nothing Jun Dongyao could do except go down the mountain and welcome the elders . If the Realm Wars were delayed, he would be in trouble . Who knew if the Theocracy of Ancients was watching!
Thus, he flew down the mountain on his Golden Dragon once more . The wildbeasts on the Throughpath submitted to the dragon’s great power .
Now that Jun Dongyao had personally gone down to welcome them, Weisheng Tianlan, Huangfu Fengyun, and the other elders finally entered the venue . Along the way, they made a stop on the Throughpath and brought along Xi Menglin and Bai Taijun . Though the two couldn't partic . i . p . ate in the Realm Wars, they were allowed to follow their elders .
Tianming recognized the wounds he had inflicted upon Xi Menglin but wasn’t sure what happened to Bai Taijun to make him look so miserable .
"Tianming!" As soon as they arrived, Ye Shaoqing immediately walked up to him . "Any injuries?" he asked with concern .
"No . " But as soon as Tianming spoke, the blood in his mouth came trickling down .
"Let me have a look . "
The hole in his tongue was clear at a glance . This obviously wasn’t the work of Sikong Tianchen; Ye Shaoqing had heard of his defeat .
"Which shameless b . a . s . t . a . r . d did this?" frowned Ye Shaoqing . His gaze flickered toward the Cloudmist Sword Sect . It was obvious the injury had been caused by sword ki .
"Master, what’s the point in identifying such a shameless man?" mocked Tianming . He stared at Sikong Jiansheng as he spoke .
"How ridiculous and shameful! How can Sect Master Sikong retaliate against the younger generation just because his grandson was defeated? What a joke! I’m just wondering what kind of sword intent Cloudmist Sword School cultivates to pick on someone smaller than them?" Ye Shaoqing’s gaze seemed to burn into Sikong Jiansheng .
"What an embarra . s . sment!" Weisheng Tianlan snapped in contempt .
"Who do you think you are? Are you worthy to speak to me? A sect without a sect master leading a pack of wild dogs . Who’s the ridiculous one?" Sikong Jianshen retorted .
The elders behind him laughed along with him .
"A dignified sect master attacking the younger generation to vent your anger and shame . Such a lowlife act would only degrade your entire sect . What's the use of coming here?" Ye Shaoqing added, t . i . t-for-tat .
Sikong Jiansheng’s smile solidified, his face frozen in resentment . Members of the Cloudmist Sword School rose to their feet, as if about to exchange a few blows .
"Silence!" While tensions ran high, Jun Dongyao endeavored to control the situation .
"Since they’re here, let’s not waste any time . According to the regulations, the Realm Wars will be held tomorrow in the Elysium Battlefield . Whatever grievances and grudges there are can be solved when the chosen ones enter the battlefield!" announced Jun Dongyao .
With a wave of his sleeves, Jun Dongyao left . Naturally, others from Heaven’s Elysium would arrange lodging for the Southsky Sect and Grand-Orient Sect .