The inhabitants of Mingluo held their breath during the containment . Ordinary mortals were powerless to get involved in a feud between cultivators .
Though Stoneclearing had a good reputation and their sect master was beloved by the people, no cultivators dared to speak up for them right now, let alone joining in .
Luo Faction prospered in the present, especially after Yang Tingyu became its leader . Everyone could see that this guy had boundless potential, definitely able to become an Ascender - perhaps even an Eternal . He was the real deal .
Due to these circumstances, who would want to become his enemies or offend him? Everyone could see that unification under him was only a matter of time .
The black-armored soldiers have surrounded the fort in entirety and Stoneclearing was making its last struggle . A defeat was inevitable .
“Stoneclearing is going to be history . ” An older cultivator became emotional and took a deep breath .
It wasn’t only out of pity because they could be the next victims after Stoneclearing . Alas, there was nothing they could do to stop Yang Tingyu’s pace .
Wu Youzheng was extremely worried and continued to look towards the ruins . Though they managed to break Lin Yixue out, he wasn’t confident in Li Qiye coming for help, not even in the slightest .
After all, they didn’t know Li Qiye so why should he help their sect? A master like him was completely unpredictable with conventional wisdom .
He was wounded after fighting against Yang Tingyu’s domineering imperial arts . The only reason he managed to survive was due to his ample energy .
He knew that they wouldn’t be able to resist the faction for long after several more attacks . If Li Qiye didn’t appear then, destruction was imminent .
“Master, will that person come?” A disciple next to him asked . His peers were shuddering while looking at the combatants sieging them .
They have tried several times to break through but only ended up with heavy casualties .
“He should . ” Youzheng murmured, trying to raise morale for both his disciples and himself .
In this blink of an eye, two people descended from the sky and landed in front of the fort, standing before the sieging army .
Youzheng immediately noticed this and shouted with jubilation: “He’s here!”
“Thank goodness, we’re saved now . ” Tears filled his eyes since he was ready for the worst but at the very last moment, a savior has appeared .
The appearance of these two naturally caused a stir .
“Isn’t that the girl who ran away earlier? Why is she back, does she have a death wish?” A spectator became surprised .
Another paid attention to Li Qiye: “Who is that guy? Reinforcement? That’s useless because no one in our system is stronger than Yang Tingyu and his faction . ”
“Clank!” Many black-armored soldiers turned and aimed their sharp spears at Li Qiye, full of bloodthirst .
“It’s you!” Xu Yingjian was astounded to see this person and staggered backward: “Be on guard!”
The soldiers obeyed and surrounded Li Qiye, ready to kill .
Yingjian regretted being unable to stop Yixue from escaping earlier . He didn’t think she would be able to invite this man .
“Who is this brat?” Yingjian’s serious reaction took the crowd off guard .
Everyone shook their head since they didn’t recognize Li Qiye, let alone know who he is . He didn’t look like a master at all .
“Hmph!” A thunderous snort resounded . The soldiers made way as a group came forward .
This group consisted of many experts from Luo Faction .
“Yang Tin-, no, Faction Lord Yang is here . ” The spectators put on a respectful act .
Yang Tingyu looked quite gallant with an exceptional presence . He wore a big robe while his cloak fluttered in the wind - definitely looking like an impressive lord .
“You’re the master in the ruins . ” He coldly asked while glaring at Li Qiye .
Li Qiye chuckled and shook his head: “My name is Li Qiye, people refer to me as Fiercest, remember this well . ”
“Li Qiye, Fiercest?” The crowd exchanged glances of confusion . No one has heard of this person before . The guy was boasting about being the fiercest? That’s a very arrogant title .
Tingyu stared intensely at Li Qiye before speaking: “We’re not enemies . The Mu Clan will deal with your murder of that child . Today, it is an internal matter of our system, outsiders shouldn’t get involved . So, please, stand aside, don’t interfere with our feud . ”
This respectful response surprised people again . Why was Tingyu so courteous towards this ordinary person? Remember, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Tingyu is standing at the apex in Stone Harmony .
However, he was right about one thing . In Three Immortals, outsiders really shouldn’t interfere with internal affairs or the feuds between members of one system . It was a known taboo .
Sects might be killing each other but they were still considered as part of the same system . They didn’t need others to get involved .
“Oh? That’s your problem but I’m here now . Be smart and scram or I’ll make blood flows like rivers . ”
Jaws dropped to the ground and eyes started seeing stars . People couldn’t calm down .
“Does he not know who he is facing? That’s the number one master in our Stone Harmony . ” One spectator blurted .
“Who the hell is he? Boasting like that against Yang Tingyu . ” An older cultivator said .
“You!” Yang Tingyu’s expression soured while taking one step backward from shock . His eyes became fierce: “You are too arrogant, this is Stone Harmony…”
“I know . I won’t repeat myself again, scram . ” Li Qiye interrupted with a hand wave .
Yang Tingyu turned red since he has never experienced such disdain before in Stone Harmony . While outside the system, everyone knew that he was an emperor’s disciple so even the experts treated him with courtesy .
Now, such public disdain forced him to make a move or his reputation and prestige would be gone with the wind . It would deter his ambitious path towards unification .
He decided to bark back: “You’re pushing it! Our Luo Faction has never been afraid of anyone before . Anyone who dares to act all that in Stone Harmony will become ours and the entire system’s enemy!”
“Sword . ” Li Qiye ignored the guy and raised his hand .
The shocked Yixue regained her wits and brought her sword over . Li Qiye casually unsheathed the sword without looking over and said: “Flee now, or it will be too late once I make my move . ”
“Get ready for battle!” The alarmed Yingjian commanded the soldiers .