Martial World Chapter 1207-1208
Chapter 1207 - Wu Finalcloud
At this time, floating at the center of True Martial City was the grandest and most magnificent palace of the entire city. The palace was a dark gray all over and it exuded a solemn and dignified aura. Just by approaching it, one could feel a vast and boundless energy, making one feel a sense of fear in their heart.
This palace, within the real world Divine Realm, was the central headquarters of the True Martial Holy Lands at True Martial City.
The main sect location of the True Martial Holy Lands was True Martial Mountain. True Martial Mountain was a separate spatial dimension that the True Martial World King had created using his tremendous supernatural powers. The size of True Martial Mountain was equal to a massive planet.
As for their True Martial City headquarters, that was only an outer headquarters of the True Martial Holy Lands, something that belonged to the secular world. But even so, these headquarters were the most sacred grounds of the real world's True Martial City. Usually, no one was allowed to come close to it.
And in the divine dream space, the situation was almost the same as in the real world.
No disciples that weren't from the True Martial Holy Lands were allowed to enter the space around this gray floating palace. And even then, only direct disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands were able to enter.
This was the most dignified symbol of the True Martial Holy Lands.
At this time, within the gray palace, a youth in white robes was sitting on a grandiose throne, his eyes closed in meditation.
There was a blood red diamond mark between this man's eyebrows. His eyebrows were like swords, his looks were a bit above ordinary, his shoulders were broad, his fingers slender, and beside him were layers of runes dancing in the air.
And at this moment, there was a light humming sound as a sound transmitting talisman lit up in front of this youth, blazing and brilliant.
The white-robed youth opened his eyes.
"Junior-apprentice Brother Highdragon has died! Who dares?"
The white-robed youth stood up. His body turned into a stream of light as he flew out of the gray palace. He stood atop the dome of the palace, his white clothes fluttering in the wind.
A moment later, a man and a woman wearing the sect clothing of the True Martial Holy Lands flew before him.
The True Martial Holy Lands symbol on their clothes was larger than that of an ordinary disciple.
These were the third and seventh ranked martial artists of the True Martial Great World. Within the True Martial Great World, the True Martial Holy Lands occupied almost 60% of the top 20 rankings!
The percentage was quite terrifying.
"Elder Senior-apprentice Brother, Junior-apprentice Brother Highdragon has died!"
The man said. Out of all the True Martial Holy Land disciples, for there to be someone that wasn't referred to by their surname and also without any changes to their name, and instead called Elder Senior-apprentice Brother, there was only one. That was the number one disciple of the True Martial Holy Lands - Wu Finalcloud!
This white-clothed youth was Wu Finalcloud!
The man continued to say, "Two hours ago, ranked 11 Junior-apprentice Brother Dong Lian discovered that his rank rose by one. However, his merit points hadn't changed. He suspected that one of the top 10 participants died, but out of the top 10 rankings, our True Martial Holy Lands occupy six of the spots. Junior-apprentice Brother Dong Lian was worried that something happened to us so he used a sound transmitting talisman to contact us. In the end, only Junior-apprentice Brother Highdragon didn't respond. Moreover, all of the participants behind Junior-apprentice Brother Highdragon rose by one rank, and all of the participants ahead of him stayed the same. This is proof that Junior-apprentice Brother Highdragon died."
"Do we know how he died? Was it a nightmare beast or a participant?" Wu Finalcloud grimly said. With Highdragon's strength, it was impossible for ordinary nightmare beasts to kill him. But, there were always some strange and exceptional variation existences within the nightmare beasts that had the possibility to threaten a top 10 ranked master of a great world. For instance, that red-furred monster.
"It should be a participant!" The man firmly said.
Wu Finalcloud's complexion darkened. A month ago when Dragon Fang had challenged the majesty of the True Martial Holy Lands, that incident had caused him to lose face and caused many thorns to appear in his heart. And now, he never imagined that a disciple of the True Martial Holy Lands would be killed, and a peak disciple at that.
"Elder Senior-apprentice Brother, I've already investigated the matter behind this. It seems that Junior-apprentice Brother Highdragon went to Demon Sealing Ridge to search for someone. Two days ago, Junior-apprentice Brother Highdragon borrowed the intelligence network of the True Martial Holy Lands to seek out a martial artist that used a red spear. We have already found out who that man is. That red spear martial artist is called Lin Ming. He was the one who bought the Boundless World Pill at the Imperial City Auction! This is something that Junior-apprentice Sister Rainbow knows of."
As the man spoke, the woman behind him nodded. She was a slender woman with wheat-colored skin. She looked healthy, fit, and wild, like someone who lived out in the desolate countryside. If Lin Ming was here he would recognize that this woman was one the True Martial Holy Land geniuses he saw when he first arrived at the Divine Dream World.
She faintly smiled and said, "Mm, I saw him when I first arrived in the Divine Dream World. I originally didn't place him in my eyes, but now it seems that his strength has far exceeded my expectations…"
"Oh?" The white-robed youth's eyebrows moved. "How did he exceed your expectations?"
"According to what I know, the several top masters of Immemorial Imperial City, otherwise known as Sacred Martial Mansion's three prodigies Sacred Tianhao, Sacred Yueping, Sacred Yanran, and also Dual Polarity Palace's Zhong Wenshu, were all killed by Lin Ming. After that incident, all of them came to True Martial City."
"Humph!" Wu Finalcloud coldly snorted. "What kind of Sacred Martial Mansion three prodigies? Sacred Martial Mansion's World King is only someone that stumbled across some lucky chance and reluctantly managed to break into the World King realm. He established his own influence several tens of thousands of years ago and could be considered as having ability, but to think that he actually dares to call himself the Sacred Martial World King!"
Wu Finalcloud was clearly filled with disdain towards the Sacred Martial World King. His sect was called the True Martial Holy Lands, thus the Sacred Martial World King had only been able to come up with the name of 'Sacred Martial'. If it weren't for the True Martial World King having a calm demeanor and being indifferent to such matters, then he would simply have needed to use some methods and Sacred Martial Mansion would either have to obediently change their name or cease to exist.
"This boy called Lin Ming, if he was able to buy the Boundless World Pill at the Imperial City Auction, he should also have stumbled across some great lucky chance. Otherwise, it's impossible for him to have the financial resources to purchase such a pill. Even for my True Martial Holy Lands, while we have Starbind Bank, the Imperial City Auction House, as well as the many trading companies and other industries on the True Martial Great World, although we have gathered resources for a million years, we rarely provide such top class luxurious pills like the Boundless World Pill to direct disciples! Only when they have made enough contributions to the sect, or their talent defies the will of the heavens, are they provided a single one!"
"That's right. This Lin Ming definitely stumbled across some massive lucky chance. His background seems to be extremely ordinary. After we investigated him, we found out that his background is only a peak Holy Land sect, the Ancient Phoenix Clan."
"Peak Holy Land? That is even worse than Sacred Martial Mansion!" Wu Finalcloud casually said. With his status, he simply didn't even bother with Holy Land level influences.
"Yes, but this Lin Ming's talent is beyond extraordinary and he has encountered his own great lucky chances. He simply cannot be considered to be on the same level as a disciple from an ordinary Holy Land. His character is ruthless and decisive too. When he first arrived at True Martial City he killed many people at Demon Sealing Ridge, and even stole the hunting grounds that the low level disciples of my True Martial Holy Lands were using. If anyone dares to resist him even a little bit, he will instantly kill them off."
As the woman spoke to here, Wu Finalcloud's eyes turned cold. "He dares to kill the disciples of my True Martial Holy Lands… even Dragon Fang didn't have such gall…"
True Martial City's Dragon Fang was considered the top master of the True Martial Great World. There was no one from the True Martial Holy Lands that dared to provoke Dragon Fang. And in return, Dragon Fang didn't attack disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands. The two sides were able to coexist peacefully.
As for Lin Ming, not even mentioning the top 10 ranked Highdragon, he had already killed dozens of other disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands. In Wu Finalcloud's eyes, these low level disciples weren't able to provide many merit points to Lin Ming. But, Lin Ming still killed them. This was the same as brutally slapping their True Martial Holy Lands in the face.
The wheat-skinned woman laughed, "Elder Senior-apprentice Brother, do you plan on dealing with Lin Ming?"
"I must kill him. He's even more arrogant than Dragon Fang was and has ridden on the back of our True Martial Holy Lands. If I do not kill him, then others will think that my True Martial Holy Lands is easy to bully. In the future, there will be more and more people that challenge our authority. These people participating in the First Martial Meeting are all top level geniuses of their influences. In the future, they will be leaders and rulers. If we allow them to think that our True Martial Holy Lands is easy to bully, then the reputation of our True Martial Holy Lands in the Divine Dream World will begin to affect the real world. If that happens, future transactions in some of our businesses may become more difficult."
In Wu Finalcloud's opinion, if a sect was rampant and domineering, then that would cause others to secretly denunciate them. But, they would also be afraid of that sect, and would fear offending them. On the other hand, if that sect was weak instead, people would not fear that sect and would even think of taking endless advantages from them.
This was simply the nature of humans.
Thus, the reason that Wu Finalcloud displayed such strength in the First Martial Meeting was first to achieve a better result for the True Martial Holy Lands but also to inform all the future decision makers of these other great influences just how powerful the potential of their True Martial Holy Lands was. This was to make it so that when these great influences ever had any transactions with them in the future, they would not think of playing tricks with them.
"I have had our disciples seek out Lin Ming's position. With his wild and widely known actions, we can find out where he is in just several hours. Do you want to go to Demon Sealing Ridge now?"
"No. I will wait for him at the city gates. Have him come here!"
Wu Finalcloud imperiously said. He was a very lofty character. For him to fly 3000 miles to Demon Sealing Ridge in order to challenge an unknown boy that was a disciple of an ordinary Holy Land, that was truly an action not worthy of his identity.
The man beside Wu Finalcloud laughed and said, "That's right, Lin Ming should come to us. With Elder Senior-apprentice Brother's status, how could we possibly look for him? I only fear that the boy won't have the courage to come to us."
"Humph! If he's so arrogant then he shouldn't be scared to battle me!"
"Okay. I'll immediately go then."
As the man spoke, he ignited a sound transmitting talisman and sent out a message.
For these past months, the True Martial Holy Lands had disciples especially responsible for moving information. This message was quickly transmitted to the disciples at Demon Sealing Ridge.
"Elder Senior-apprentice Brother is finally taking action, haha!" A True Martial Holy Lands inner court disciple said with delight as he obtained this message.
To them, their Elder Senior-apprentice Brother was a god-like existence. They couldn't even believe that Dragon Fang surpassed their Elder Senior-apprentice Brother in strength.
"Awesome, that brat's days are numbered! He's been rampaging across Demon Sealing Ridge for so many days and bullying us into such a horrible situation. It's like he thinks that our True Martial Holy Lands has no one to stop him!"
"Elder Senior-apprentice Brother wants us to find that boy as fast as possible and have him go to the gates of True Martial City to die. Let's split up and look for him!" A disciple said, launching his movement technique to look for Lin Ming.
Another disciple laughed out loud, "Looking for Lin Ming isn't easy. Instead of looking for him, I think we should…"
That disciple flew into the skies. He concentrated energy into his dantian, his body swelling up like a frog before he shouted out as loud as he could, "Lin Ming! Your death is here! My True Martial Holy Lands' Elder Senior-apprentice Brother is waiting for you at True Martial City for a grand battle! Hurry up and meet your death! Hahahaha!"
With a special technique, this disciple was able to fuse true essence into his sound waves. His voice easily covered over a thousand miles, spreading to half of Demon Sealing Ridge.
Chapter 1208 - Peak Battle of the True Martial Great World
Throughout the broad Demon Sealing Ridge, there were many hidden glens and valleys. These valleys were deep and secretive. If one entered in and sealed up the entrances with array formations, it would become a relatively safe place to train.
At this time, Lin Ming had sealed up a valley and was meditating within.
With the dreamland energy he absorbed from Highdragon, Lin Ming nourished the third divine dream mark. This divine dream mark was now glowing with a brilliant light, just a hint away from reaching perfection.
"A human body's essence, energy, and divine, each one corresponds to a different cultivation system… similarly, the Magic Cube, Demon Bead, and Purple Card each correspond to one aspect of essence, energy and divine. This shouldn't be a coincidence, but one of the truths that originally existed in this universe. For these countless years, these three cultivation systems had constantly grown and been developed, but because of the current rules of the universe, cultivating the essence gathering system was the most practical.
"If I'm not wrong, the Magic Cube, Demon Bead, and Purple Card are the three highest divine tools that assist in soul cultivation, body transformation, and essence gathering, three different types of cultivation system. With them in hand, one can cultivate the corresponding system with twice the results and half the effort. When Empyrean Primordius fought with Empyrean Thunder Punishment in the past, the reason was 90% because of the Demon Bead. Empyrean Primordius should have also trained in dual body and energy cultivation. And with his Empyrean realm cultivation as well as the support of the Demon Bead, he finally stepped into the Nine Stars of the Dao Palace!"
Lin Ming could feel that his understandings of these ancient secrets were becoming increasingly clear. For the Verdant Feather Holy Lands to be able to obtain the Magic Cube was a complete stroke of luck. Countless hundreds of millions of years ago when the Magic Cube first appeared, it was likely also obtained by some martial artist as a massive lucky chance and likely even set off a bloody catastrophe.
"If I can obtain the Magic Cube, Demon Bead, and Purple Card together, and then cultivate essence, energy, and divine, I wonder just what boundary my strength will reach…"
Lin Ming was unable to imagine how high such a boundary would be.
Empyrean Primordius and Empyrean Divine Dream had reasons for being known as the most formidable existences amongst Empyreans. This was because while they trained in the essence gathering system, they also trained in another system and had extremely high attainments in that too. This was something that other Empyreans could not compare with.
"I'm focusing on essence gathering and body transformation now, but if I could obtain the Purple Card and Demon Bead then that would be great."
Lin Ming realized that in truth, the Magic Cube was the least valuable of the three divine tools to him. This was because his achievements in soul cultivation were the lowest.
"Once I'm strong enough, I definitely have to return to the Eternal Demon Abyss… I'll look around and see what secrets are within. Perhaps the Demon Bead might really be inside…"
As Lin Ming thought this, he suddenly heard a faint and fuzzy voice shouting from the distance. Because these shouts echoed through the forests and valleys and layers of clouds, they had connected together in a stretch of sound that made it hard to distinguish between the syllables.
Within this blurry stretch of sound, Lin Ming heard his own name.
Lin Ming's eyebrows arched up. His figure moved and in the next moment he had left the valley.
After flooding his ears with true essence, Lin Ming was finally able to clearly hear these shouts.
"Lin Ming, your death has come! Hurry up and accept your death!
"Lin Ming, my True Martial Holy Lands' Elder Senior-apprentice Brother is waiting for you at the city gates, do you dare to fight him!?
"Lin Ming, you damned turtle, are you too scared!?"
With multiple disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands continuously shouting with true essence in their voices, they were able to cover the entire scope of Demon Sealing Ridge.
"True Martial Holy Land's Elder Senior-apprentice Brother, is that Wu Finalcloud?"
Lin Ming remembered the name that the disciples of Five Flower Mountain had told him about. He was ranked first in merit points within the entire True Martial Great World!
His strength was considered inferior to that of Dragon Fang, but he should still be the second strongest master in the entirety of the True Martial Great World.
"Wu Finalcloud is awaiting my challenge at the gates to True Martial City?"
Lin Ming rubbed his chin, a thoughtful smile on his face. "How interesting. I was originally planning to look for you, but you're the one who looks for me instead. Moreover, you're declaring a challenge against me in such an arrogant manner. If I didn't go, wouldn't that just be unfair to you?"
Fighting Wu Finalcloud was one of Lin Ming's most fervent desires right now. Out of all the disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands, he was the one with the highest number of merit points. If Lin Ming killed him then he would be able to obtain a considerable amount of dreamland energy, enough to bring his fourth divine dream mark to near perfection.
As the many disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands shouted in the skies, it wasn't just Lin Ming who heard them, but also all of the other participants hunting in Demon Sealing Ridge.
"Who is Lin Ming? He's actually someone that Wu Finalcloud deems worthy to challenge? Is he that fellow that has been repeatedly attacking disciples from the True Martial Holy Lands for these past days in Demon Sealing Ridge?"
"Yes, that's him! I came from Immemorial Imperial City so I know of him. At the Imperial City Auction, Lin Ming is the one who bought the Boundless World Pill with 7 trillion violet sun stones."
"What? 7 trillion? Violet sun stones!?"
As this figure of 7 trillion violet sun stones was spoke, many participants were dumbfounded. Most of them came from ordinary Holy Land level influences, so to them 7 trillion was an astronomical figure.
"It was definitely violet sun stones. This Lin Ming is extremely powerful. He killed many masters and he doesn't keep his profile low either. Now, because he kept bullying those low level disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands… I think that the True Martial Holy Lands are finally mobilizing against him…"
"The True Martial Holy Lands are used to being the strongest and most domineering force around, and they don't allow others to challenge their dignity. I don't know whether or not he'll accept this challenge, but let's go to the city gates to have a look anyways."
"Mm, I'm also thinking the same thing."
The many martial artists of Demon Sealing Ridge, after hearing the challenge of the True Martial Holy Lands, rushed towards True Martial City.
In this rush of people were also many of Lin Ming's enemies - Sacred Martial Mansion's three prodigies as well as Zhong Wenshu.
"This Lin Ming, he really brought about his own death. To think that he dared to provoke the True Martial Holy Lands! Hahaha!" Zhong Wenshu gloated, taking pleasure in Lin Ming's troubles.
"Although I can't kill him myself, seeing him die will make me feel much better." Sacred Yueping echoed.
However, Sacred Martial Mansion's Sacred Tianhao remained silent, lost in thought. He had a profound memory of Lin Ming's great strength. Moreover, there was that unfathomably deep feeling that he felt from Lin Ming. Even if it was Wu Finalcloud, whether he could kill Lin Ming was still an unknown.
"Let's go! We're going to return to the city and enjoy this play!" Sacred Yueping excitedly said.
Soon, many participants were gathered at the majestic True Martial City. The skies above the city were a zone that forbade fighting. Many martial artists gathered in this safety zone so they could watch the fight in peace.
At this time, at the gates of True Martial City, seven or eight disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands were standing side by side. These seven or eight people were all core disciples of the True Martial Holy Lands.
And in front of them was a dragon throne cast from metal. The back of this throne was engraved with images of dragons and phoenixes. Wu Finalcloud sat on this dragon throne. He wore white clothes and he reclined imperiously, his chest resting against a raised fist in a languid posture.
"Elder Senior-apprentice Brother, this boy might be too scared to show up. If he doesn't come then we'll have waited in vain." Several True Martial Holy Land disciples said.
Wu Finalcloud faintly smiled. He said, "There is no need to worry. He is coming… and he will appear right now."
Several people looked towards the horizon. In that direction, they could make out the vague shadow of someone's figure. It was a blue-clothed youth and he was racing towards them at an incredible speed. In just a breath of time, he had appeared in front of them from the distant horizon.
"It's really him!"
"He actually came, he's quite the brave one!"
Ho – !
Lin Ming steadily fell onto the giant square in front of True Martial City. His arrival attracted the eyes of all present.
Those that hadn't seen Lin Ming before all rushed forwards to see just who this fellow was. They wanted to see just what kind of freak would dare to openly provoke the True Martial Holy Lands and even cause Wu Finalcloud to take action.
"He's Lin Ming!"
"He doesn't seem like anything special."
As these people first saw Lin Ming, they didn't notice anything special about him. They only saw that his true essence was thicker than usual and his eyes were far brighter and keener than expected. But just by depending on these two things it was extremely difficult to judge his strength.
"Lin Ming?" Wu Finalcloud directly asked, sitting up from his dragon throne.
"Wu Finalcloud?" Lin Ming didn't answer, instead asking another question. As he spoke, his lips curved up in a sly smile, a tint of excitement coloring his face.
"How interesting!" Wu Finalcloud stood up. "It seems that you're confident in yourself. It's as if you think you won't lose this fight…"
"And you're the same." Lin Ming slowly took out the Phoenix Blood Spear from the Extreme Violet Ring. His right hand grasped the spear shaft and he drew an icy cold arc in the air. Then, he pointed it towards Wu Finalcloud, the provocation evident in his eyes.
"It seems we are both confident in our strength!"
Wu Finalcloud sneered. He took out a spirit artifact sword from his spatial ring. Nearly everyone from the True Martial Holy Lands used swords.
"Words are useless. Let's fight!"
With those words, Lin Ming's aura suddenly surged. In that moment, he was like an unassailable mountain peak, leaving one unable to see his limits.