Chapter 2248: Enshrouding Demonic Aura
“If the Tian Empire really wages a war to the death without any regard for the consequences, we will be defeated in the end, but they’ll definitely have to pay an unbelievable price as well. Even if they can achieve victory, they will suffer heavy losses,” Zhou Zhidao said grimly.
“That’s right. The Tian Empire can’t afford the price of a war to the death. What we can do right now is cover the northern region in formations and make it impenetrable. Let’s make it our toughest fortress against the Tian Empire…”
“If we choose to have the northern region as the last line of defence, we should completely eliminate the Xi Empire of the northern region…”
“Since the Xi Empire stands with the Tian Empire of the central region, there is indeed no need for their existence to continue in the northern region…”
The ancestors of the peak organisations all spoke out. As soon as they mentioned the Xi Empire, they were all extremely cold.
“Peak lord, may I ask when the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult will be taking action…” At this moment, Lieyan Wuji looked towards the lord of the Heaven’s Link Peak who had remained silent the entire time.
“Lord of the Heaven’s Link Peak, you guaranteed that the Heavenless Demon Exalt’s fate would be set in stone when he killed the grand elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult and that he would die to the hands of the great elder behind the Empyrean Demon Cult. However, so many days have passed already, so why hasn’t the great elder shown himself at all…”
“First, the Empyrean Demon Cult had the Heavenless Demon Exalt personally kill their prestigious great elder and the War Demon of their five generals, and then they had the Heavenless Demon Exalt destroy their branch on the Cloud Plane, where even two of the three vice-leaders have died. The last one betrayed the Empyrean Demon Cult and yielded to the Heavenless Demon Exalt. Logically speaking, the great elder should have appeared already after these great matters…”
“Does the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult fear the Heavenless Demon Exalt as well, making him unwilling to confront the Heavenless Demon Exalt?”
The ancestors gathered there all voiced their concerns. Currently, many of them began to doubt the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult. Some people had even become certain that the great elder had no confidence in defeating the Heavenless Demon Exalt who had reached the Fourth Heavenly Layer as a Grand Prime.
After all, all the people present, including the lord of the Heaven’s Link Peak, were relying on the great elder to deal with the Heavenless Demon Exalt.
The lord of the Heaven’s Link Peak shook his head gently in response to everyone’s doubts, “I don’t know exactly why the great elder still hasn’t acted, but we cannot doubt his strength at all. His might far exceeds all of your imaginations.”
“Peak lord, why are you so certain that the great elder really possesses such terrifying strength? Have you personally witnessed him fight?” He Yidao questioned.
Everyone present had only heard rumours regarding the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult. They knew that the great elder had slain the lord of planet Tianming, and he had managed to fend off a hall elder of the God clan without suffering defeat.
Such strength was indeed enough to make the various peak clans of the Cloud Plane experience fear.
This was because all the peak experts on the Cloud Plane were early Grand Primes before the Heavenless Demon Exalt had broken through.
However, the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult remained an extremely mysterious person in their eyes. None of them had seen him personally, much less witnessed how it was like when he fought.
“That’s right, I have indeed witnessed the great elder fight,” nodded the lord of the Heaven’s Link Peak. He could not help but think of what he saw back then, and he showed deep dread that rarely ever appeared on his face.
All the ancestors present began to pay close attention. They all looked at the lord of the Heaven’s Link Peak.
“Back then, when I passed by the God clan on the Godnigma Plane, I just happened to witness the fight between the Empyrean Demon Cult and the experts of the God clan. Everyone in the Saints’ World knows that the great elder clashed with a hall elder of the God clan, but there was never a conclusive victory, and the matter was left unsettled.”
“But in reality, very few people know that while there was indeed only a single hall elder who fought the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult, two of the three great elders of the God clan had secretly interfered with the battle. In distant outer space, they engaged in a battle of souls with the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult.”
“The great elder was able to fight three people all by himself and not suffer defeat.”
Everyone immediately fell silent after they heard the peak lord’s words.
In the God clan, basically all the hall elders were early Grand Primes, while the great elders were mid or even late Grand Primes.
Despite that being the case, the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult was actually able to achieve a stalemate against a hall elder and two great elders of the God clan. This strength had deeply stunned them all.
“Since the great elder is so powerful, why hasn’t he appeared yet…” Luo Mantian took in a deep breath and said in confusion.
The lord of the Heaven’s Link Peak sighed gently. Just when he wanted to speak, his eyes suddenly narrowed, and he looked at the sky. He became extremely grim, and he murmured, “H- h- he’s here…”
At the same time, all the peak experts gathered there all raised their heads and stared at the sky in shock as if they had sensed something.
The blazing sun in the sky had vanished. A huge, endless demonic cloud silently appeared. It enshrouded the sky and blotted out the sun, throwing the entire northern region into darkness.
The ancestral emperor of the Xi Empire, Xi Lianxue, stood politely within a majestic hall within the imperial palace of the Tian Empire.
The Heavenless Demon Exalt sat high up on a throne like a king before Xi Lianxue as black mist enveloped him. An extremely powerful presence would leak out from his body from time to time, causing the space around him to distort with much instability.
Xi Lianxue was reporting everything that happened in the Xi Empire to the Heavenless Demon Exalt, sparing no detail.
After listening to it all, the black mist around the Heavenless Demon Exalt immediately churned. Heavy killing intent radiated from him, and just when he was about to say something, he suddenly shuddered. In the next moment, he vanished from the throne, and he reappeared in the air above the imperial palace. He looked at the sky.
The scorching sun had already vanished in the sky. Terrifying demonic clouds had appeared silently, enshrouding the entire sky, throwing the entire central region into instant darkness.
At this moment, if someone happened to be in outer space, they would discover that it was not just the central and northern regions that had become enveloped by the demonic cloud. Even the eastern, western, and southern regions had their skies blotted out.
The demonic cloud was truly terrifying. It was vast and boundless, engulfing all five regions of the Cloud Plane.