In the sky outside the valley, Genesis Qi took the form of clouds on which numerous figures stood. Powerful Genesis Qi undulations pulsed from their bodies alongside alarming auras.
Jiang Taishen stood smiling at the very front of the Sacred Palace group with his hands behind his back. To his left was the golden-haired Jin Chanzi, whose eyes were filled with their usual disdain and aggressiveness. To the right was a fair-skinned girl in a black skirt. She had an extremely alluring appearance with very delicate features. She silently stood there as the breeze ruffled the corners of her clothes, making her appear both lovely yet somewhat pitiful.
Those who were familiar with her, however, knew that hidden under that seemingly frail appearance was the face of an asura.
She was Sacred Palace’s Zhan Taiqing, the third ranker on the Shengzhou Continent’s Chosen List, second only to Chu Qing and Jiang Taishen.
After finding out about the seven-color treasure location, all of the top-tier fighting forces from the Sacred Palace had poured out from their nest.
Atop the many mountain peaks, the expressions of Chu Qing, Li Qingchan and the others turned somewhat grave at the sight of this line-up.
“Jiang Taishen, my Cangxuan Sect has been working hard to clean up this place even before we began allotting different areas to the various factions. Isn’t it a little unsightly for you guys to so impatiently rush over here to pluck the fruits of our labors the moment we made a little progress?” Chu Qing’s bald head gleamed brightly under the sunlight as he stared at Jiang Taishen and chuckled.
Jiang Taishen replied, “You shouldn’t put it that way. My Sacred Palace was merely unable to find the time to clean this place up.” His long eyes narrowed as he smiled. “Chu Qing, there’s no need for you to try and buy time through talking. All I need is one word, is your Cangxuan Sect going to withdraw?”
His tone was nonchalant but did not hide the iciness and overbearance that flowed out.
Chu Qing revealed a lazy smile as he took a step forward and answered, “If the Sacred Palace wishes to give us some guidance, my Cangxuan Sect will gladly receive it.”
Extremely alarming azure Genesis Qi abruptly exploded from his body like a storm. Unable to withstand the Genesis Qi pressure, cracks began to grow on the mountain below his feet.
Chu Qing’s clothes loudly flapped around him without the presence of wind.
Powerful Genesis Qi condensed behind him, transforming into a starry sky.
Although Chu Qing was usually exceptionally lazy, he understood that a fight was unavoidable. Since that was the case, they would fight.
He clearly understood his responsibilities as the leader of the Cangxuan Sect Chosen, though he was indeed lazy by nature.
Near the entrance to the valley, Zhou Yuan also lifted his head and gazed at Chu Qing’s figure. Amazement appeared in his eyes upon seeing the Genesis Qi starry sky behind Chu Qing.
The scale of Chu Qing’s Genesis Qi starry sky was several times greater than his own.
“The number of Genesis Qi stars in senior brother Chu Qing’s Qi Dwelling has likely surpassed sixty or seventy thousand…” Zhou Yuan could not help but inwardly sigh in amazement. As the one who had managed to become the leader of the Cangxuan Sect Chosen, Chu Qing did possess extraordinary strength.
Even without a Divine Establishing Treasure, such Genesis Qi foundations would let him easily establish a six heavens Divine Dwelling when he ascended to the Divine Dwelling stage.
When Chu Qing displayed his stance, Genesis Qi also erupted from the other Cangxuan Sect Chosen without any hesitation. Pillar after pillar of astonishing Genesis Qi rose into the sky, creating a magnificent sight.
Jiang Taishen’s eyes narrowed slightly as he gazed at the rising Genesis Qi. He said, “Chu Qing, your choice is truly disappointing.
“Since you insist on being uncooperative, don’t blame the Sacred Palace for what happens next.”
As the final word rang out, Jiang Taishen’s white hair suddenly began to dance around him. White Genesis Qi exploded from his body as wave after wave of alarming Genesis Qi pressure spread out.
Behind him, Zhan Taiqing gently licked her lips with her pink tongue as excitement flitted across her scarlet-red irises. In the next instant, blood-red Genesis Qi also erupted.
Jin Chanzi sneered as dark green Genesis Qi gathered on the surface of his body. Genesis Qi dripped from his fingertips like liquid, instantly melting the trees that it touched below.
The other Sacred Palace Chosen also unleashed their Genesis Qi.
The top-tier disciples from both overlord sects displayed their ferocious sides at this moment.
The atmosphere was at its tipping point with hostility.
While the two sects faced each other, numerous gazes were closely watching them from far away.
These gazes belonged to the sects that had rushed over after hearing the news, with the four overlord sects, the Hundred Flowers Fairy Palace, Sword Seeker Sect, Heavenly Ghost Sect and North Sea Dragon Subduing Hall amongst them.
“It appears that the Sacred Palace and the Cangxuan Sect are really going to war this time.” Numerous lovely girls were gathered on the Hundred Flowers Fairy Palace side, making them an extremely attention-grabbing group. The one leading them was a tall and slender young woman.
She had very beautiful facial features and a headful of whitish-gold hair. She wore the usual palace garb, although it did nothing to hide her unreasonable figure. Her curves were so alluring and enchanting that she was basically akin to a temptress, drawing numerous individuals to sneak a glance.
She was the leader of the Hundred Flowers Fairy Palace Chosen and was known as Gong Wan, an individual that was also extremely famous in the Shengzhou Continent.
She was currently staring at the two opposing groups with interest.
The other Hundred Flower Fairy Palace Chosen were gathered behind her, while Zuoqiu Qingyu and Luluo could also be found amongst the group. The two young ladies looked towards the Cangxuan Sect side and eventually found Yaoyao’s figure.
“Yaoyao is truly amazing…” Luluo’s tone was filled with envy.
Upon hearing this, Gong Wan suddenly approached and placed an arm around Luluo's tiny waist. Grinning, she said, “Little Luluo, she’s called Yaoyao?”
Luluo nodded. “She’s one of the companions that came to the Shengzhou Continent with us.”
Gong Wan’s large and enchanting eyes suddenly flickered for a moment. She gently bit into her red lips as she focused on the beautiful figure in the distance. “Is that so? I still have to thank her for helping me when I was caught off guard by that green-skinned ghost from the Heavenly Ghost Sect some time ago.”
Gong Wan smiled at Luluo and said, “Little Luluo, won’t you find a time to introduce us?”
Her limpid eyes gleamed as she blushed with slight embarrassment.
Luluo was taken aback, not really understanding the situation. However, her intuition told her that Gong Wan seemed to be talking about something dirty.
From the side, Zuoqiu Qingyu pulled Luluo behind her as she stared at Gong Wan in a guarded manner as if looking at a love rival. “Senior sister Gong Wan, you should forget about Yaoyao because she will not be interested in you.”
The look in Gong Wan’s eyes was more than familiar to Zuoqiu Qingyu! They were kindred spirits!
Gong Wan pouted a little as she said, “Why?”
Zuoqiu Qingyu resentfully said, “Because she has someone she likes.”
It was Gong Wan’s turn to be taken aback. “Is it a Chosen from the Cangxuan Sect? Chu Qing or maybe Kong Sheng?”
Zuoqiu Qingyu hoisted her fair, sharp chin at the entrance to the valley and said, “Over there, he’s called Zhou Yuan and is a chief disciple of the Cangxuan Sect…”
Gong Wan looked over and saw the young figure hidden in the shadow of the cliff. She immediately stuck out her lower lip and said in a somewhat disappointed manner, “There’s nothing special about him. So weak…while she’s outstanding. Her standards shouldn’t be so terrible, right?”
Luluo’s small head reached out from behind Zuoqiu Qingyu’s back in an attempt to defend him. “Zhou Yuan is not weak!”
Gong Wan lazily said, “A chief disciple does not have any business in a situation like this.”
She then waved her hand and said, “Forget it, no need to care about him. Once I become acquainted with Yaoyao, I’ll teach him the meaning of retreating to avoid defeat.”
Her enchanting smile was overflowing with confidence.
With regards to this, Zuoqiu Qingyu could only roll her eyes.
“They’re about to fight…,” a Chosen warned them, causing them to immediately cast their gazes over.
After a few dozen breaths in that almost stifling atmosphere, everything suddenly exploded all at once. Glowing figure after figure shot forth and clashed in the air.
Berserk Genesis Qi immediately swept outwards, devastating the surroundings.
The Sacred Palace and the Cangxuan Sect had finally begun their war.