In the chaotic campsite, the moment Zhou Yuan suddenly appeared, the battles seemed to have halted, and everybody stared at Zhou Yuan in astonishment and disbelief.
In particular, Zhao Yue and Mu Chao reacted as though they had seen a ghost.
They never would have thought that when Yi Qiushui was in critical danger, the person whom they had always thought of as a joke would save her.
“How is this possible?” Mu Chao couldn’t help muttering, his face paling.
Zhao Yue was equally shocked, and she found it incredibly hard to believe the scene in front of her. But she had to believe it because she clearly witnessed Zhou Yuan forcibly receive Xu Feng’s fierce fist strike.
That was enough to show that Zhou Yuan possessed extraordinary strength.
They seemed to have made an error of judgement….Was Zhou Yuan a hidden master?
Compared with their disbelief, Yi Qiushui, as a person directly involved, seemed much calmer. But from her pair of flickering eyes, one could still see the shock in her heart.
When she heard Zhou Yuan’s mocking laughter, her fair cheeks flushed with embarrassment. “My vision isn’t good since I have failed to recognise a master. I hope brother Zhou Yuan forgives me.”
Instead of being ashamed of being fooled, she frankly admitted her mistake and apologised.
Zhou Yuan suddenly smiled. “What master…? Is there a master that’s shameless enough to ask for treasured items?”
Yi Qiushui said seriously, “A great man doesn’t bother about trifles.”
I’ve never seen you treat me like a man before. He naturally didn’t say this out loud. After all, Yi Qiushui’s attitude towards him previously was already very friendly.
While the two were talking, Xu Feng finally recovered from his shock. His icy cold eyes locked onto Zhou Yuan as he grunted, “Who dares to interfere with my business!”
“You little trash!” Qiu Ji on the other hand glowered at Zhou Yuan. He evidently recognised him as the murderer who fell from the sky and killed Qiu Yang.
“Xu Feng, kill him. He killed the young master!” Qiu Ji gave an order to Xu Feng.
Xu Feng’s face was expressionless as he said, “Since he chose to block my path, he naturally won’t live past today.”
He stared at Zhou Yuan with a ferocious look. “Boy, you think you can play the role of hero in front of me? You’ve found the wrong person to mess with!”
The three Divine Dwelling halos behind him violently vibrated, and a torrent of powerful Genesis Qi roared out like an angry python, causing the void to tremble as it headed directly for Zhou Yuan.
“Zhou Yuan, let’s join forces!” Yi Qiushui suggested.
But Zhou Yuan remained calm and composed. He flicked his sleeve and gently pushed Yi Qiushui back with a soft force of wind. “You can stabilise the situation and leave him to me.”
His body trembled as golden Genesis Qi roared up, swiftly forming two Divine Dwelling halos behind him. But when the many people saw the halos, they were all stunned.
They found that Zhou Yuan’s Divine Dwelling halos were grey without the slightest speck of color!
Even Yi Qiushui stared at him in astonishment. It was evidently the first time she had seen someone’s Divine Dwelling halos with such an appearance. However, Zhou Yuan’s strength erupted at that moment.
The intermediate Divine Dwelling stage.
“It turns out that you are only in the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage.” Mu Chao couldn’t help but breathe out a sigh of relief. Although Zhou Yuan’s Divine Dwelling halos were incredibly strange, he was only at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage, which was a level similar to his.
However, just as he was pondering this, the two grey Divine Dwelling halos behind Zhou Yuan vibrated and suddenly pulsed out golden Genesis Qi.
The two torrents of Genesis Qi collided.
Violent shock waves broke out, disintegrating the nearby tents into powder that then whirled into the sky. Some people who were close by spurted out jets of blood and were blasted away.
Mu Chao and Zhao Yue also retreated dozens of steps.
Only Yi Qiushui’s situation was a little better; she only drew back a few steps. She stared at Zhou Yuan’s figure in astonishment because she found that, unexpectedly, he still wasn’t at a disadvantage even after colliding with Xu Feng’s Genesis Qi.
Based on his Genesis Qi foundation, he didn’t seem any weaker than Xu Feng.
But how was that possible?
Even she, who was at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage and possessed eight Divine Dwellings, was weaker than Xu Feng in terms of Genesis Qi foundation.
Zhao Yue and Mu Chao had even more disbelief.
Even Xu Feng’s pupils rapidly shrank. This time, when he looked at Zhou Yuan again, his eyes became solemn, and he asked, “Who are you?”
The person before him was only at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage, but his Genesis Qi foundation was in no way weaker than his own advanced Divine Dwelling stage. Although he had only entered the advanced stage two months ago, he was still one level higher than Zhou Yuan.
According to Xu Feng’s understanding, it was rare to find someone among the young generation of the entire Tianyuan Region who could achieve that kind of Genesis Qi foundation in the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage. Moreover, those people had to possess an incredible background.
He worried that Zhou Yuan was one of them.
“Xu Feng, he’s from another heaven!” Qiu Ji hurriedly roared the moment he recovered from the shock of Zhou Yuan’s Genesis Qi foundation.
He was clearly worried that Xu Feng would back down, causing their plan to fail.
“Another heaven?” Xu Feng’s slightly frowned eyebrows slowly relaxed. This meant Zhou Yuan wasn’t one of those heaven prides with an important background.
“Many people have died in my hands over the years, but never a genius of your level...”
Xu Feng’s eyes grew fierce, vicious tendencies rising from his body. His iron fists collided, and a metallic clank rang in everybody’s ears. A black luster flashed over the surface of his body.
“Mysterious Iron Technique!”
In a short period of time, Xu Feng had turned into a little black giant. His body seemed to be made of black iron, and was indestructible.
Mu Chao, Zhao Yue and the others couldn’t help drawing back when they felt the oppressive aura being released from Xu Feng’s body. It was only then that they understood that the evil bandit who had rampaged around Little Xuanzhou for so many years was indeed incredibly remarkable.
“Zhou Yuan, be careful! He cultivates bodily strength, and his fighting ability is very strong!” Yi Qiushui quickly reminded him.
“Boy, there’s still time to run away. Otherwise, it will be too late when I blow your head off.” Xu Feng’s voice was full of malice and killing intent.
However, in the face of Xu Feng’s frightening, imposing manner, Zhou Yuan simply grinned. He twisted his neck and remarked, “It seems that you have wasted all your years licking blood from blades...
“You don’t have any powers of discernment whatsoever.”
He slowly stepped out with his left foot and performed a hand seal with one hand.
His bones had become a little rusty after his period of recovery; therefore, he was really looking forward to his first battle in Hunyuan Heaven.
Mythic Saint Body Art!
The moment Zhou Yuan completed his seal, the blood in his body suddenly bubbled.
Yi Qiushui and the others were then astonished to find that Zhou Yuan’s skin was glowing with a dazzling jade light and that his body was slowly releasing an astonishing, oppressive aura.
That kind of oppression made even Yi Qiushui feel her heart palpitate.
She bit her red lips as she peered at the young figure in front of her. At this moment, he had undoubtedly become a little mysterious in her eyes.