A huge stone platform stood in the center of Xuanzhou City, endless crowds of people standing around it on all sides, their voices echoing through the skies.

Some well-known figures from Xiaoxuan Prefecture’s various sects were gathered together in the tall buildings surrounding the stone platform. Their presence alone was enough to show the influence of the Prefecture Lord battle.

And when the Yi clan, led by Yi Qiushui, appeared, they immediately cast their gazes in the clan’s direction.

“The Yi clan really did invite Liu Zhixuan as one of the external helpers.”

“Liu Zhixuan has remarkable talent and is one of the top heaven prides among the younger generation of Xiaoxuan Prefecture. He is not inferior in any way to Qiu Ling. With his help, the Yi clan will face much less pressure.”

“But Yi Qiushui seems to still be at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage. Since she’s a candidate for Prefecture Lord, she must enter the battlefield as well, but she’s going to be at a disadvantage.”

“Yes, not to mention that they also have Zhou Yuan, who’s also at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage. That boy has recently achieved quite a bit of fame in Xuanzhou City. We don’t know about his other skills, but his skill at rushing to the front isn’t lacking.”

“Two of the Yi clan’s five places were filled with intermediate Divine Dwelling stage experts. Their disadvantage is too great. On the other hand, it is said that on the Qiu clan’s side, they are all advanced Divine Dwelling experts.”

“If they were to lose the Prefecture Lord battle, let’s see how Yi Qiushui is going to explain their loss to the Yi clan.”

“......”

The numerous high-level figures whispered and exchanged glances with one another, while some of the factions with a good relationship with the Yi clan shook their heads in worry. If the Yi clan lost the Prefecture Lord battle, the Qiu clan would gain power and would no doubt suppress them, as well as their supporters, in the future.

They didn’t understand why Yi Qiushui, who was known to be intelligent, was so reckless. She simply shouldn’t have let Zhou Yuan onto the battlefield.

Boom!

While many thoughts moved through their mind, another Genesis Qi cloud swept across the sky, landing on the other side of the stone platform.

Imposing figures emerged one after another led by the head of the Qiu clan, Qiu Long.

Behind him were Qiu Ling and the others, all with smiles on their faces.

The moment Qiu Long appeared, he cast his gaze onto the Yi clan opposite him. He swept a glance over Yi Qiushui and Liu Zhixuan and then paused on Zhou Yuan, a little ruminative smile curving up at the corners of his lips.

“Niece Qiushui, my Qiu clan and the Yi clan have always had a good relationship. I didn’t want to initiate this battle. If you are willing to hand over the murderer who killed my son, the Qiu clan will be able to give up the Prefecture Lord battle,” Qiu Long said to Yi Qiushui with a faint smile.

Yi Qiushui’s eyes turned icy cold.

That Qiu Long was really cunning. He was still pretending to be a kind-hearted person at this time, but his thoughts were particularly vicious.

If her clan were to sell out Zhou Yuan under such circumstances to protect themselves, their reputation would undoubtedly be destroyed. Even if they were to win the position of Prefecture Lord, it wouldn’t last long.

“Patriarch Qiu Long, Qiu Yang had evil intent and wanted to kidnap my little sister. His actions were simply despicable. I just don’t know whether or not he was directed by someone or if it was his own idea?” Yi Qiushui’s voice was clear and crisp.

Qiu Long’s face darkened. “Nonsense.”

Qiu Ling, clad in all black, took a step forward with a sneer on his face. “It’s useless to say anything now. Let’s fight.”

Following his statement, the atmosphere changed instantly and many held their breath in concentration.

Yi Qiushui’s beautiful face was icy cold, and she didn’t utter another word. Her elegant body moved slightly, Genesis Qi flashed, and she was the first to appear on the battlefield.

Liu Zhixuan immediately followed after her to protect her.

The Yi clan’s other two advanced Divine Dwelling experts quickly followed him.

However, when Zhou Yuan stepped onto the battlefield, there was a burst of laughter from all directions.

Some of the young men and women of the Yi clan flushed with embarrassment and gritted their teeth when they heard the laughter.

Qiu Ling’s gaze also paused on Zhou Yuan’s body. He sneered. “It seems that you are really looking for death.

“Never mind, now that you’re on the battlefield, if you want to quit today, I’m afraid it’s not up to you anymore.”

A fierce and malicious look flashed to his eyes. Zhou Yuan had killed his brother so would have to pay the price today.

After speaking, he didn’t pay attention to Zhou Yuan’s reaction; he instead shifted his gaze to Liu Zhixuan. “Liu Zhixuan, why did your Liu clan come to wade in muddy water? Aren’t you afraid of losing face before you can even please them?”

Liu Zhixuan shook his head. “Qiu Ling, after you joined the Heavenly Spirit Sect, your ability hasn’t increased much but your arrogance has greatly.”

Qiu Ling sighed, “You have a death wish.”

Before his voice faded, his figure appeared on the battlefield, and three figures landed next to him.

The crowd broke into discussion when these three appeared.

“That’s Qiu Ba, Qiu Leibao and Qiu Yueqiu. As we have all expected, the Qiu clan really did send them out. I heard that they have long stepped into the advanced Divine Dwelling stage. And even if they had only established six heavens Divine Dwelling, they aren’t weak.”

The various factions weren’t surprised by the appearance of the three people, and they seemed to have predicted them to appear.

On the other hand, although Yi Qianji, Liu Tianying and the others narrowed their eyes when they saw them, their expressions remained calm and composed. Their three opponents were within their expectations. But it was strange that the Qiu clan did not ask for external assistance.

Yi Qiushui’s beautiful eyes darted back and forth across the four people, but her brows were knitted in a frown, especially when she saw the strange smile on Qiu Ling’s face. For some reason, uneasiness was surging in her heart.

“Is Qiushui curious about the last person chosen for my Qiu clan?” Qiu Ling smiled at Yi Qiushui. “Haha, in order to make Qiushui feel surprised, I had put in a lot of thought.”

Qiu Ling cupped one fist in the other and said with a smile, “Senior brother, please show yourself.”

The moment Qiu Ling’s voice faded, a beam of Genesis Qi descended from the sky, landing right in front of Qiu Ling.

The ground began to quake, and shock waves visible to the naked eye spread outward.

People cast countless bewildered gazes in that direction.

Such a powerful imposing aura. Who did the Qiu clan invite over?!

The smoke and dust dissipated, revealing a thin figure standing carefree in front of Qiu Ling. Although carefree, the figure still gave off a terrifying aura of oppression.

All eyes were fixed on the thin monkey-like figure, and the crowd immediately fell silent.

In the next moment, a monstrous uproar broke out!

“He is...the heaven pride of the Heavenly Spirit Sect, Mo Yuan!”

“Isn’t he the super heaven pride on the Divine Dwelling List?”

“The Qiu clan actually invited him over, is there any point in continuing the battle?!”

“The Yi clan is definitely going to lose.”

The high-level figures of various factions had all sprung to their feet, staring wide-eyed at the thin figure. No one had thought that the Qiu clan could invite the Heavenly Spirit Sect’s super heaven pride!

It was no wonder the Qiu clan was so confident. It turned out that they had a trump card!

And amidst the shocked commotion, Yi Qianji’s, Liu Tianying’s and the others’ expressions rapidly changed. They stared intently at the figure that had appeared. “Mo Yuan? How could it be?!”

Even Yi Qiushui’s beautiful face turned ashen as a chill gradually gushed out from her heart.

In the face of that thin figure possessing great fame in the entire Tianyuan Region, even she, who was always calm and composed, felt a trace of despair.