Chapter 1372 – The Unfortunate Ye Chenchen
With his belly brimming with frustration, Ning Tianya let out a long howl and flew out in a flash.
His howl became more and more frustrated and more and more resounding as he shot madly down the mountain!
He didn’t want to stay even a moment longer with Chu Yang.
The moment he saw that fellow’s face, he wanted to throw a punch at him.
With his face full of murderous intent, Ye Zui paced back and forth in front of the team. He had already waited five to six days in succession here, yet Chu Yang still hadn’t come down from above. Fury raged stronger and stronger in Ye Zui’s heart.
“Any discoveries?” In a loud and booming voice, Ye Zui asked a Ye Clan expert who was currently flying over hurriedly from another direction.
“I’ve already asked around in all four cardinal directions. During these six days, absolutely no one fitting that description had passed by! I can guarantee that!”
“He must still be in the mountain!”
Ye Zui snorted. “It’s fine as long as he’s still on the mountain… This time, no matter what, I must kill him!”
He had gone after Zhuge Hun after returning to the clan, only to discover that Zhuge Hun had actually sped all the way and was already close to leaving the Ye Clan territory. Therefore, he was not in time to catch up to him.
The moment he thought of that, Ye Zui was filled with frustration.
He didn’t expect that Zhuge Hun would be this decisive and able to advance and retreat promptly. The moment his attack failed, he had immediately retreated to safety and fled far away.
Since they didn’t manage to capture the Zhuge Clan members, needless to say, they didn’t manage to capture the Lan Clan members either.
Chu Yang was now the only one remaining whom he could vent his frustrations on.
As such, during the last few days, Ye Zui had gathered one by one in this place all the military forces that he could activate. He wanted Chu Yang’s life, no matter the price!
If not for the fact that those hurrying to the north-west had already gone too far, he had even wanted to intercept the experts there and get them to join in this siege!
Just for the sake of killing Chu Yang! Right now, the importance which Chu Yang held in his heart had ranked him as his number one must-kill target! Far above the Nine Tribulations Sword Master!
At present, the Ye Clan experts gathered at the base of the Pagoda Mountain had already reached a frightening number. Ye Zui clenched his jaw, his heart feeling as though a bunch of flames was burning within.
If he didn’t kill Chu Yang, he wouldn’t be able to sleep or eat well!
Unwittingly revealing his greatest secret had already become a nightmare that Ye Zui couldn’t escape from. No matter what, he had to kill Chu Yang so that he could set his mind at ease.
He was afraid; afraid that one day after waking up, someone would suddenly point at him and say, “He is the Extraterrestrial Demon!”
“He is the true Extraterrestrial Demon!”
“How was he able to become a fourth-grade Sword Supremacy in such a short amount of time? It’s because of the Great Heavenly Demon Technique! All thanks to the Extraterrestrial Demons!”
“If you don’t believe me, you’ll see once you battle him…”
If that happened, then that would truly become Ye Zui’s nightmare.
In fact, during the past few days, even in his sleep, he would dream that he was being hunted down by the entire world! Falling off a cliff and yet never landing; that terrifying feeling of falling made Ye Zui tremble all over. He would then wake up with a start, his entire body drenched in cold sweat.
“Watch with all your attention! Do not allow even a mosquito to fly out of the Pagoda Mountain!” Ye Zui bellowed sinisterly, “No matter what, we must destroy Chu Yang, the Extraterrestrial Demon, here! And hack him into a million pieces!”
“Whoever messes up, offer up your own head as penance! Your entire family will be executed and all your kin wiped out!”
“Now, all of you had better keep your eyes peeled!”
Unbeknown to him, black aura filled Ye Zui’s eyes as he yelled. However, all the Ye Clan members in front of him had their heads lowered, none of them daring to raise their heads.
Sensing the ruthless murderous intent around the Eldest Young Master and that fury so wild and violent as if it was close to destroying everything, who dared to raise their heads to rebut anything?
Right at this moment, a long howl suddenly rang out in the Pagoda Mountain!
“He has come down!” Overjoyed, Ye Zui yelled maniacally.
Everyone raised their heads at the same time, murderous intent permeating throughout the area!
It’s precisely this fellow that has caused so many of us to stand here and suffer through lectures. Now that you’ve finally come down, if we don’t torture you to death, we would be letting down all our sufferings and frustrations of the last few days!
However, everyone was shocked the next instant. Their shock then turned into horror!
When the howl first rang out, it should have been from the mountain summit.
But this moment, it had already reached the midpoint of the mountain. The howl became increasingly robust, as though all living things between these heavens and earth had called out into the sky as one in this instant!
Deafening booms echoed as the howl transformed into violent claps of thunder, golden lightning striking downwards with great intensity!
The howl was still continuing, but all the mountains in the surroundings had already become covered in swirling dust shooting toward the heavens!
The power of a single howl reverberated throughout ten thousand miles of where they were!
As the ground shook, nobody could keep their balance. Some fell all over the place while the few whose cultivation levels were low had already landed on their bottoms, thanks to the tremors. Yet as the ground shook, they were thrown up and down time and again.
A look of abject terror appeared in Ye Zui’s eyes. He asked repeatedly, “Who is this person? Who is this person?”
All the Ye Clan members were overwhelmed by dizziness at the moment; who had the leisure to answer him right now?
A few of them had participated in besieging Wu Juecheng in the Ye Clan courtyard back then. At this moment, they instinctively had a bad feeling about this. “Could it be that… Young Master Ye Zui had also slammed his foot against an iron plate this time? How is it that… judging from the momentum, the iron plate this time seems to be even worse than the iron plate from the previous time…”
The howl had already reached the point above them. Everywhere within 300 miles of where they were, dust and earth permeated the sky and gathered into a huge mushroom cloud, surging and billowing into the blue skies.
Within the howl, a series of thuds suddenly rang out.
As Ye Zui swayed unsteadily, to his horror, he saw the experts whom he had stationed at each of the pathways leading to the Pagoda Mountain land one by one in front of him, as if dumplings being dropped into the pot!
They slowly stacked up into a pile.
As the howl faded, a grey-robed man slowly landed, his hands held behind him. Coming to a stop in front of them, he, with a tinge of anger, asked calmly, “So you are the ones who had disturbed this old man’s cultivation? What should your punishment for this sin be?”
Ye Zui got a shock. He hurriedly tried to explain. “Elder, please calm down. We are…”
“Shut up!” The grey-robed man snapped at him in a domineering manner. “People from the Ye Clan?” He actually didn’t bother listening to any form of explanation from Ye Zui.
Ye Zui nodded repeatedly, his heart fearful to the extreme. He hoped that this person would, on account of the clan, refrain from taking measures that were too extreme!
“Hmph! I was wondering who would be this gutsy. So it’s the Ye Clan!” Snorting, the grey-robed man’s hands flashed and moved about continuously. Just like little chicks, the ten over people remaining around them were caught by him and then discarded and thrown onto the heap of people. Lastly, he gave Ye Zui a slap across the cheek. Ye Zui was hit so hard that one of his legs left the ground while the toes of the other remained pointed against the ground. He spun 70 to 80 rounds with great force, just like a spinning top. There were stars flashing in his eyes…
“Little demonic whelp!” The grey-robed man let out a snort and cursed in a low voice.
Right away, Ye Zui felt an icy chill coming all over him. His mind was completely in a mess.
He knows. He knows my secret too! That’s right, I talked about it in the mountains… With his cultivation, how could he possibly not have heard?
More than a hundred Ye Clan experts above the cultivation of Martial Saint were stacked into a heap just like that. Every one of them was throwing up blood as they lost their combat ability.
Their ears were still ringing and blood was even flowing out of the ears of some of them.
Ye Zui lowered his head in fear and trepidation as a hint of extreme malice flashed across his eyes.
Hmph, when my Great Heavenly Demon Technique is completed, I’ll squish you to death with one hand…
The grey-robed man let out another snort. All of a sudden, he hollered, “Ye Chenchen! Come to the Pagoda Mountain!”
His voice traveled leisurely, neither fast nor slow; neither upset nor angry.
In the courtyard of the Ye Clan several hundred miles away, a loud shout, as though a clap of thunder, suddenly echoed. “Ye Chenchen! Come to the Pagoda Mountain!”
Thud, thud, thud… The few walls of fences in the Ye Clan had already been reduced to a terrible state by Wu Juecheng previously. This time, they collapsed directly.
Ye Chenchen, who was quietly cultivating in his chamber, came to with a shock. “What happened?”
“I don’t know.”
“Who’s the one telling me to go to the Pagoda Mountain?”
Ye Chenchen made a prompt decision and flew out immediately. He could sense clearly that the cultivation of this person who had shouted was way above his. Since he was commanding him to go to the Pagoda Mountain this way, there must be a reason for it.
A shadow flashed and Ye Chenchen appeared on the rooftop. The next instant, with another flash, he had already vanished into the morning light.
In front of the Pagoda Mountain, Ning Tianya stood with his hands behind his back. Behind him was Ye Zui, who was trembling all over, and the Ye Clan experts who had been thrown into a heap. Ning Tianya’s slap had caused all the demonic aura within Ye Zui to be sealed; right now, he was truly helpless.
In the distance, a rustling sound, like that of a typhoon going through the mountains, could be heard. It was hard to believe that this sound was actually produced by someone flying.
A figure, as though a shooting star, suddenly landed. With a light sway, that terrifying inertia resulting from traveling at high speed was immediately dispelled. As he stood in one spot and took in the situation, his expression couldn’t help but change.
“Elder Ning, so it’s the esteemed elder who’s here.” How could Ye Chenchen possibly not recognize Ning Tianya, the top expert in the world? The moment he saw that it was actually him, his heart immediately trembled.
They had provoked Wu Juecheng the other time; could they have provoked Ning Tianya this time?
The moment he thought of that, Ye Chenchen felt a toothache coming on at once.
Judging from the situation at hand, there was a real possibility that that was the case?
“Cough… I say, Little Ye, what’s the matter with you?” Ning Tianya struck first in order to gain the initiative and made a complaint as the guilty party to gain the right of reason first. “How could you do this? I was just cultivating for a while in the Pagoda Mountain… and you actually incited your descendants to come here and make trouble! What kind of intentions are you harboring?”
Ye Chenchen’s expression darkened right away.
This bunch of bastards was actually using my name as a front when making trouble?
“What’s the matter with you?!” Ning Tianya demanded furiously, “Do you think I’m easy to bully?!”
Ye Chenchen gave a wry smile in response.
If you’re easy to bully, then there truly won’t be anyone who isn’t easy to bully in this world…
Without any other alternative, he replied, “Elder Ning, please calm down. Let me investigate this matter! There must be a misunderstanding here.”
Ning Tianya snorted angrily. “What misunderstanding is there? The truth of the matter is that I was cultivating in the mountains, yet your descendants were cursing and shouting loudly at the foot of the mountain… This is utterly unbelievable. Ye Chenchen, since when has the Ye Clan become this ill-bred?”
Ye Chenchen’s countenance was full of shame.
Both from anger and embarrassment.
Do I have it easy? I’m already more than ten thousand years old and can be considered a man of noble character and well-respected. Now, within the span of a month, I’ve been lectured twice by others as though they were lecturing their own son.
The first time was still understandable; that was because Wu Juecheng had been provoked into storming the Ye Clan. The unaware were not to be blamed. However, after that incident, he had issued a strict order to refrain from stirring any more trouble!
And now, not even half a month had passed and he was yanked over by Ning Tianya and severely lectured…
Who did I provoke, seriously?
Ye Chenchen was so furious that he was practically driven mad by these descendants of his. He shook all over, his limbs cold and icy!