Chapter 1292: The Wronged Martial Emperor Shi Qi
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Besides the Thundercloud Peak disciples, even the owner of Thundercloud Peak, Martial Emperor Lei Ming was observing Zhou Yi at the moment. He seemed intent on verifying if what Martial Emperor Shi Qi said was the truth.
His instinct told him that everything Martial Emperor Shi Qi uttered might be valid.
“What? Daren’t you admit the fact that you’ve betrayed my Lost Stone Forest?” Martial Emperor Shi Qi mocked as Zhou Yi appeared to be ignoring him
Then, he solemnly said, “Martial Emperor Lei Ming, I’ve no idea why would the traitor of the Lost Stone Forest come to Thundercloud Peak, but I must warn you about him.
“Zhou Yi’s not worthy of your trust and protection! He betrayed my Lost Stone Forest and he’ll betray your Thundercloud Peak too!” Now, Martial Emperor Shi Qi was almost sure that Zhou Yi became a Thundercloud Peak disciple to seek the protection of Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
He knew very well that he could not compare to Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s powerful ability.
He would have to play it smart instead of fighting if he wanted to punish the treacherous Zhou Yi under Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s watch and even take back the mysterious tablet that Zhou Yi had swapped and stolen from him.
“I betrayed the Lost Stone Forest?” As soon as Martial Emperor Shi Qi was done speaking, Zhou Yi asked incredulously before Martial Emperor Lei Ming managed to respond.
He lifted his head slowly and glanced at Martial Emperor Shi Qi calmly. “I admit I used to be your direct disciple, Martial Emperor Shi Qi. But are you sure that I left the Lost Stone Forest by betraying you or was it because you didn’t want me there?”
“I didn’t want you there?” Martial Emperor Shi Qi, who was taken aback by Zhou Yi’s intimidating comeback, reacted immediately and smirked.
However, when he opened his mouth and was about to say something, he snapped it shut obediently in an odd way.
At that moment, the smirk on his face was completely frozen now.
Out of the blue, he had heard a voice in his ears that was spoken through Voice Transmission.
“Shi Qi, if you dare to say I’m a traitor of the Lost Stone Forest’s traitor again, I’ll hand the tablet to Martial Emperor Lei Ming now… By then, it’ll be impossible for you to take it back!” The voice was Zhou Yi’s.
It was a threat!
An obvious threat!
Zhou Yi managed to get Martial Emperor Shi Qi to shut his mouth easily with his words. He was hitting him below the belt!
Naturally, the reason why Zhou Yi’s threat was effective was that Martial Emperor Shi Qi did not want to give up on the tablet that had been stolen.
He knew that Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s biggest goal was not to punish him as a traitor but to get his hands on the tablet.
Compared to the tablet, his betrayal was not worth mentioning.
“You… You bastard!” Hearing Zhou Yi’s threat, Martial Emperor Shi Qi was enraged. However, there was nothing that he could do apart from cursing Zhou Yi via Voice Transmission.
He was really worried that Zhou Yi would hand the tablet over to Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
There was still hope if the tablet remained in Zhou Yi’s hands. However, if it got to Martial Emperor Lei Ming, retrieving it was almost hopeless.
Comparing both situations, it was only logical that he hoped to get the tablet from Zhou Yi rather than having it end up with Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
He had no doubts if the tablet was still with Zhou Yi at all.
Judging from Zhou Yi’s greed, unless he was faced with a life-or-death situation, it was impossible that he would have handed the tablet to someone else.
“What? Have you nothing to say now? Was whatever I said right?” Zhou Yi taunted Martial Emperor Shi Qi who was furious but could not speak as everyone was staring at him.
“Zhou Yi, what exactly happened?” At that moment, Martial Emperor Lei Ming finally spoke. His voice was intense and nobody could discern his emotion in his tone.
“Master, it’s a fact that I used to be a Lost Stone Forest disciple and even Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s direct disciple… But I left the Lost Stone Forest after he raped and killed my sister who came to visit!” In his rage, Zhou Yi clenched his teeth when he spoke to Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
“Martial Emperor Shi Qi accused me of betraying the Lost Stone Forest so that he could get rid of me!” Tears were pouring from Zhou Yi’s twisted face as he spilled the beans.
What Zhou Yi said made everyone gasp.
Including the Lost Stone Forest disciples, almost everyone had their eyes set on Martial Emperor Shi Qi now.
There was disdain, mockery, and fury in those eyes…
Although a couple of Lost Stone Forest disciples present had heard about Zhou Yi betraying the Lost Stone Forest, none of them knew the true reason behind it.
To them, it was a mystery, a mystery that was difficult to be explained.
Today, the mystery seemed to be resolved.
No matter if it were people from the Hidden Fog Island or the Martial Emperor disciples from the Cloud Continent, they stared at Martial Emperor Shi Qi with disdain while whispering to one another. They shot him their most disgusted look.
“This Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s a notorious Martial Emperor powerhouse on the Cloud Continent. I can’t believe he did such things… Disgusting!”
“That’s right. He even did it to his direct disciple’s family. Is there anything that he can’t do?”
“I thought of going to the Lost Stone Forest to become Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s disciple back then… Now that I think about it, I feel fortunate that I changed my mind.”
“As opposed to Zhou Yi, you made the right decision.”
At that moment, even the ten Lost Stone Forest disciples behind Martial Emperor Shi Qi felt embarrassed.
If not for their fear of Martial Emperor Shi Qi lashing out at them, they would have run as far as they could. They would run so far away from Martial Emperor Shi Qi and even pretend not to know him.
Many of the Thundercloud Peak disciples led by Lan Bi glared at Martial Emperor Shi Qi in anger while sympathizing with Zhou Yi.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi looked terrible. He looked gravely frightened now.
Never had he thought that Zhou Yi would turn the tables on him. All he could feel now was that he had been wronged. Deep inside, he was dying to reveal the truth and tell everyone what had exactly happened.
However, could he do that?
As soon as he did that, he would undoubtedly agitate Zhou Yi and the mysterious tablet might end up in Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s hands.
That was not the outcome he wanted.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi did not fight back as he faced Zhou Yi’s accusation and the contempt from the crowd.
At that moment, everyone believed Zhou Yi over Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
“Hmph!” Suddenly, an explosive scoff was heard. It was so deafening that everyone’s ears were hurt.
As they snapped back to their senses and turned to the source of voice in an attempt to find out who had scoffed, a loud thud resounded.
A gush of majestic shockwave swept across and diverted everyone’s attention.
Subsequently, most of them noticed that Martial Emperor Shi Qi had disappeared.
Only some of them whose cultivation base was slightly higher clearly saw that Martial Emperor Shi Qi had not disappeared. Instead, a powerful energy had smacked into him, severely injuring him.
Among the crowd, Martial Emperor Lei Ming was the fastest to react.
Before anyone could realize it, Martial Emperor Lei Ming stood before Zhou Yi. It was him who had attacked earlier.
He had always been pleased with Zhou Yi as his direct disciple.
However, someone had accused Zhou Yi today. The person made him suspect Zhou Yi’s behavior for a second. At that moment, all he could feel was a raging fire that was coming out of him. As a result of his wrath, he attacked Martial Emperor Shi Qi directly.
“Martial Emperor Shi Qi, I don’t want to see you ever again… I’ll kill you in three breaths if you dare to come within my sight!” As most of the people snapped back to their senses and had their eyes on Martial Emperor Lei Ming, he spoke slowly. His tone was firm and filled with terrifying brutality.
At that moment, Martial Emperor Shi Qi who had just consumed a Healing Medicinal Pill had a drastic change of expression. He escaped immediately without even waiting for his body to heal.
He was faster than lightning, not appearing like a person who had just been injured.
At that moment, peace was recovered on the vast ocean.
The Martial Emperor’s disciples from the Lost Stone Forest glanced at each other. They were in a pickle whether they should leave or stay.
On the other hand, Duan Ling Tian who immersed himself in comprehending the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Colossal Aerolite Arrow took a while to wake up.
It was the day of the Hidden Fog Island’s Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
Therefore, the people of Ling Xuan Peak departed late as they waited for him.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Martial Emperor Ling Xuan Yang Hui led the people from Ling Xuan Peak.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian walked next to Yang Hui together with the two ladies. They attracted a lot of attention along the way.
Naturally, most of them had their eyes on the two ladies.
“Brother Ling Tian, Hidden Fog Island has invested a lot in this Hidden Fog Martial Competition. The champion of this competition will obtain ten Saint Stones!” Yang Hui said giddily to Duan Ling Tian along the way.
“Ten Saint Stones?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up.
The reason why he was interested in Hidden Fog Island’s Hidden Fog Martial Competition was the Saint Stone as it could boost his cultivation base.
Now that he had entered the Martial Emperor Stage and the medicinal efficacy of Rebirth Pill was wearing off, it was challenging for him to cultivate even though his talent was at the peak level on the Cloud Continent.
However, it would be a different story if he possessed Saint Stones.
His cultivation base would be elevated and would sky-rocket with the Saint Stones.
Soon, Duan Ling Tian and the rest reached the ocean and headed far north of the Hidden Fog Island where the Hidden Fog Martial Competition was held.
“Hmm?” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian’s pupils shrunk out of nowhere as if he had noticed something.
A silhouette was dashing towards them at lightning speed. It was coming from far away and getting closer by the second.
Duan Ling Tian’s face turned solemn as the person got closer.
“Martial Emperor Shi Qi!” The person who was hurtling towards them seemed like he was running for his life. He was the owner of the Cloud Continent’s Lost Stone Forest, Martial Emperor Shi Qi.