As Yi Yun desperately tried to inject Yuan Qi into Ling Xie'er, Liu Ruyi and company were still reeling from astonishment. Master Tianxiao specifically felt like slamming his head into the wall. After enduring for so many days and finally reaching the end, an expert had suddenly appeared and blatantly snatched the Yang spirit from their hands!
Master Tianxiao was just about to probe when he sensed something that left him dumbstruck.
Master Tianxiao sensed a familiar aura. And when he raised his head, that sense of familiarity was confirmed.
"Yi Yun! It's you!"
By that point, Yi Yun had returned to his original appearance. After hearing Master Tianxiao's voice, he looked up and stared coldly at him.
"I was wondering who it was. So it's the little bastard!" Upon recognizing Yi Yun, Master Tianxiao heaved a sigh of relief instead. Although he feared Yi Yun in the past, it was due to having to face him alone. Now, he had three deputy palatial lords from the Seven Star Dao Palace on his side, so what could a junior like Yi Yun do?
Yi Yun was definitely the weakest person to have ever come this far. And he did so only by relying on the Heaven Secrets Compass and jade burial suit. If Master Tianxiao had encountered a mighty figure that made it there on his own merit, he would truly feel like committing suicide to end his long turmoil.
"So that's what you look like. Hehe. Just a boy. To dare snatch something from my Seven Star Dao Palace, you truly have guts!" Demonfiend and Demonblood said coldly at the same time.
To come straight to them like this, Yi Yun was clearly seeking death!
But Master Tianxiao felt his skin turn numb from Yi Yun's cold glare. Despite being amid a sea of fire, he felt cold sweat drip from his body.
This was an effect of Yi Yun's killing intent that had manifested itself!
It hadn't been long since he last met Yi Yun, but now Yi Yun felt like a completely different person. Gray flames crackled in his cold and austere eyes as if they were watching from the deepest abyss.
Master Tianxiao seemed to see seas of blood from hell in Yi Yun's eyes. This feeling suddenly made him think of something unexpected. "Why is his cultivation level…"
Master Tianxiao was shocked to discover that Yi Yun had broken through to the Dao Palace realm in a very short period of time.
How could he accomplish such a great leap in cultivation level so quickly?
But even if Yi Yun had broken through to the Dao Palace realm, he was still no match for the three deputies. It was wishful thinking for Yi Yun to snatch the Heretical God Fire Seed all by himself!
Liu Ruyi and the twins had realized the same thing, too. Killing intent flickered in their eyes, for the more Yi Yun demonstrated his monstrous talent, the more they wanted to dispose of him immediately in order to neuter any future threat.
Suddenly, Yi Yun took out the God Advent Tower from his interspatial ring. The Divine Secrets Trading Company elder, as well as Xin'er and Yue Xiao appeared in the stone temple.
"Take good care of her for me." Yi Yun handed the evanescent Ling Xie'er to the two maidservants.
Xin'er and Yue Xiao hurriedly caught Ling Xie'er, but when they saw the people from the Seven Star Dao Palace, their faces turned pale.
They did not know who they were, but Old Man Ji could immediately tell from the embroidering on their robes.
"Seven Star Dao Palace!?"
Old Man Ji reeled in shock and soon, he also saw Master Tianxiao. "It's you! You traitor! You have become a lackey of the Seven Star Dao Palace!"
"Hmph! You darn old man, you are clearly the real traitor to the Heaven Secrets Chapter's. With the three deputy palatial lords here today, your death is inevitable. You will only accompany this little bastard in death by relying on him." Master Tianxiao said with contempt. He refused to believe that Yi Yun could survive in the present situation.
Old Man Ji's face sank. He did not speak any more words of anger, for he could sense the immense auras of the three from the Seven Star Dao Palace. They were extraordinarily powerful.
Yet in such a situation, Yi Yun had handed a young girl to them. Could it be that he wanted to fight the Seven Star Dao Palace?
At that moment, Yi Yun faced the people from the Seven Star Dao Palace. His sword stance was continuously consolidated with the broken sword in hand.
He had no choice but to do so. Ling Xie'er was too weak, so weak that he did not even dare to place her in the God Advent Tower. The transportation involved spatial distortions and trembles. It might very likely cause Ling Xie'er's consciousness to dissipate even more.
"Hahaha!" Demonfiend could not help but laugh loudly. "Why? Do you really think you can fight three deputy palatial lords alone? You have only just broken through to the Dao Palace realm. In our eyes, you are less than nothing!"
Demonblood coldly added, "Senior Brother, what's the point of all this idle chatter with him? When we subdue him, we will use this little bastard for the refinement of pills, making him experience an insufferable existence to the point of him pleading for death…Oh?"
Before he finished his sentence, Demonblood felt an intense killing intent lock onto him. In an instant, Yi Yun struck out!
The tiles beneath Yi Yun's feet exploded as his sword beam shot out like a dazzling bolt of lightning. The sword beam was hot as fire and it instantly reduced the tiles to ashes in its wake. Even the surrounding space was distorted by it.
A terrifying heat wave surged as Master Tianxiao felt an excruciating pain on his face. Immediately, he let out a shrill scream.
Liu Ruyi raised her eyebrows and placed Master Tianxiao to her back as she produced a whip.
When Demonblood and Demonfiend saw this, they were astonished and furious. Yi Yun was truly decisive in his actions!
At the same time, an intense killing intent surged from them. They had to rip this darn Yi Yun's skin and bones off of his body!
Demonblood and Demonfiend roared angrily as they threw their childlike bodies at the sword beam from both sides. Their hands grew long blood-red nails like ghastly claws. They emitted a thick sanguine aura as they clawed at the sword beam.
"Ah! Ah!" Master Tianxiao nearly broke all his bones from the tumble. He trembled as he touched his face, and immediately, he let out a more heart-wrenching cry.
"My face…my face!" His face had been melted off by the sword beam! If this continued, he would be of the same species as the humanoid creatures with mangled facial features. He was already without feet and a hand. Now, with flames burning away his face, it was unknown how many treasures would be needed to restore him. When the time came, the Seven Star Dao Palace might not even be willing to pay that price.
"Yi Yun, you are courting death! Once I capture you, we will refine the Yang spirit and then wipe out the Divine Secrets Trading Company and the Clarity Pool Sword Sect. All of these people will die because of you!" Master Tianxiao shouted. His only wish was that Yi Yun would end up in a state ten thousand times more miserable than his own. He was not afraid of Yi Yun. With the Heretical God Fire Seed's true core still missing, he was still of worth. The three deputy palatial lords would protect him, so his life wasn't in danger.
Yi Yun's sword beam clashed with Demonblood and Demonfiend's demonic claws. Instantly, the surrounding tiles and structures were reduced to nothing!
With the sword beam being blocked, Yi Yun did not waver his eyes. In the blink of an eye, he rushed forward and struck out again!
But this strike's target was Master Tianxiao.
"Silence!" Yi Yun's cold gaze seemed to penetrate the sword beam as it landed on Master Tianxiao.
Master Tianxiao, who was still yelling, suddenly turned quiet as if he had choked. A look of terror appeared on his face as he shouted, "Deputy Palatial Lord Liu, save me!"
"You dare divert attention to kill others in front of us?" Demonblood and Demonfiend immediately charged forward. At that moment, they obviously could not let Master Tianxiao die.
Simultaneously, a whip approached Yi Yun silently like a deadly snake.
Against the combined forces of the three deputy palatial lords of the Seven Star Dao Palace, Yi Yun appeared expressionless. His sword beam continued in its trajectory!
Sword of Time!
The sword beam tore through space and time, appearing in front of Master Tianxiao!
When the whip struck the sword beam, Liu Ruyi had a drastic change of expression. Her wrist hurt as her whip was rebounded by the sword beam.
When Demonblood and Demonfiend attacked Yi Yun from the sides, their demonic claws swiped down ruthlessly in mid-air. A large black rift ripped through space and descended towards Yi Yun's head.
Yi Yun ignored the attack above him for his sword beam had already obliterated all obstacles to reach Master Tianxiao!
The tiny bit of sword beam was like the entrance to hell. Master Tianxiao had an ashen expression. Having been reduced to basically a human stump, he had no means to resist.
Master Tianxiao let out a tragic cry as his body exploded apart into countless pieces. These pieces were engulfed by pure Yang flames until, finally, they were reduced to ash that dissipated away.
Master Tianxiao, who had instigated trouble in the Heaven Secrets Chapter and nearly taken full control of it, had died without leaving even scum.
Even at the moment of his death, Master Tianxiao found it unbelievable that the combined forces of three Seven Star Dao Palace deputy palatial lords had failed to protect him.