The influx of cultivators to Stone Harmony continued on a daily basis . The number of outsiders now far exceeded the natives .
The arriving sects were more powerful and famous than the previous, such as Hundred-leaf School, Soaring Dragon System, Dancing Crane Sect, Agility System…
These renowned powers made the atmosphere quite tense, resulting in minor skirmishes .
Despite the sea of newcomers, they still ignored Li Qiye’s ruins for now and didn’t come to bother him .
Alas, his peace didn’t last long . On this day, a deafening explosion resounded .
A gigantic gate opened in the sky allowing a great warship to slowly fly out . Its size was unbelievable and had the shape of a weaving shuttle with two wings by the back .
It looked just like a city . Behind it came smaller warships acting as protectors .
This sky unit was monstrous, capable of destroying any sect or kingdom .
Moreover, it had more than just one large warship . Several more came out later, also accompanied by several smaller types .
“Hidden Gold Grotto’s armada!” Everyone looked up at the incoming warships . An expert naturally recognized them .
“Hidden Gold Grotto is coming too?” These experts trembled .
This was one of the strongest lineages in Imperial, only weaker than the three behemoths . It has been ruling Left Bank System for generations now . Its power left others in shambles .
A total of ten warships emerged and took up a special formation with dozens of smaller ones scattered about . This was enough firepower to take down any foe .
“The ten Vajras of Hidden Gold…” One ancestor’s expression soured: “Why is the whole armada here? Do they want to destroy all of Stone Harmony?”
The crowd naturally became frightened by the warships in the sky .
This sect was quite famous along with their ancestors . It had ten Vajras and four Esteemed Monarchs that have dominated in the past .
The Vajras came personally with their strongest warships - quite a terrifying spectacle . Some even thought that if all of the ships fired at once, it could penetrate and destroy the entire system right away .
“What do they want?” Fear permeated the atmosphere .
“Maybe they want everything here and will challenge the rest?” One ancestor wondered .
“Whoosh . ” A smaller ship slowly descended into Mingluo City amidst the chaos .
It flew straight for the ruins and hovered above . It opened up and shuttles came out . They looked like thirty-feet-high pillars pinning on the ground . The top cracked and shot out a ray of light . These rays of light came together and seemed to be creating a boundary .
This process continued for a bit with more shuttles being released . They shot out the rays and eventually encompassed the entire ruins .
Li Qiye was naturally inside this boundary .
“What are they doing?” People asked about the intent and the connecting rays .
“They’re establishing their territory . Everyone needs to stay out or face the consequence . ” Someone who knew this sect’s style answered .
“Isn’t that too overbearing? They’re taking up such a large area . ” A cultivator couldn’t help but protest .
“Overbearing?” An older expert sneered: “You haven’t seen them being overbearing yet . They’re not afraid of anyone outside of the three behemoths . Look, they’re about to take action and chase all the spectators out . ”
“Buzz . ” The small ship above the ruins opened its door and disciples leaped out .
“Everyone, leave this place at once . It is under Hidden Gold’s jurisdiction . Stay without permission and face the consequences . ” These disciples began chasing people away .
Heavensound Ruins was very large . Outside of the spectators, many were strolling around but they were pushed out now .
A few were annoyed and protested: “This isn’t your Left Bank System, so how can you monopolize the place?”
One disciple from Hidden Gold pointed his spear and sneered: “So? What are you going to do about it?”
The cultivator wanted to retort but his friend immediately pulled him out of the ruins .
“Calm down, nothing good will come by fighting Hidden Gold, it’s suicidal . ” The friend said: “They have always been imperious like this . ”
At this time, the disciples of Hidden Gold have arrived right outside of Li Qiye’s wooden house .
“Young Noble, people are coming to chase us out . ” Youzheng was frightened to see the group and rushed back inside .
He saw the great warships in the sky . Since he has never left Stone Harmony, this was his first time witnessing something so amazing, a real legion of a strong system .
Just one small ship alone could destroy all of Mingluo and every other sect in the system .
“Let them come . ” Li Qiye calmly sat there .
The group got in front of the house . Loud banging came before Youzheng could come out to talk .
The house was blown flying by the group, the same with the items and furniture inside .
“What are you doing?!” Yixue became angry since she spent a lot of time decorating this house . This was their home after returning so she didn’t take it well . Of course, she was slightly afraid as well .
The captain of the group glared at the group and threatened: “This place is under the watch of Hidden Gold now . Scram or face the consequences . ”
Youzheng looked at Li Qiye . He wasn’t bold enough to antagonize this powerful sect by himself .