Chapter 489 - Relentless

    ...The upper district, Eastern Continent...

    As one of the Four Great Factions, the Dao-Seeking Mountain had been considered a formidable presence for several hundred years. Nobody would dare to go against their will.

    ...However, on this particular day...


    The sky was shattered into pieces and four figures could be seen flying from the rift and crashing into the mountains.

    At that instant, countless experts in seclusion were startled.

    "Who's that?"

    "How bold of them, trying to intrude on our Dao-Seeking Mountain!"

    "Punish them!"

    Several infuriated figures immediately arrived at the scene, but when they took a closer look at the intruders, they were stunned in place.

    "What are you looking at? Piss off!" Progenitor Wen Dao rose from the ground and spat out a mouthful of blood, before uttering a roar.

    The experts instantly obeyed the order and left the scene despite being utterly confused.

    "Why would Sacred Leader Qinglong possess such a formidable strength!?"

    Progenitor Wen Dao wore a dark expression. Although the slap did not kill him, he was severely injured.

    "Sect Leader, there's something fishy about this. Firstly, Sacred Leader Qinglong is the transfiguration of a godly object. If he really possessed such a terrifying strength, why didn't he eliminate us a few hundred years ago? Secondly, why didn't he kill us just then?" One of the Wen Dao Elders spoke swiftly.

    "It does seem fishy." The eyes of Progenitor Wen Dao flickered before he mumbled softly after a slight hesitation, "Could it be that he's using some sort of forbidden technique?"

    A forbidden technique referred to the act of someone sacrificing their lifespan or offering their soul as a tribute in exchange for temporary strength.

    For example, the Death Emperor had sacrificed his life force in order to shatter Qin Nan's Tribulation.

    "It's highly possible." Wen Dao Elders nodded their heads, "That's the only valid explanation."

    "Spread the news to the other three factions, tell them that the Heaven-Shrouding Herb is still in Qin Nan's hands. I believe they would be more than happy to cooperate with us!"

    Progenitor Wen Dao commanded swiftly. His eyes flickered ferociously.

    He had been targeting Sacred Leader Qinglong for a few hundred years. How could he allow his time and effort to be in vain after coming so far?

    He had to at least learn the truth!

    At that instant, the authorities of the Dao-Seeking Mountain, the Wanxiang Pavilion, the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, and the Trading Alliance immediately sent their experts out secretly to gather information in the lower district.

    ...Meanwhile, in the lower district...

    The cultivators who had spectated the battle at the Ocean of Death returned to their respective sects and factions after regaining their consciousness. They immediately told everyone about Qin Nan's sixth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit.

    That being said, for some reason, they had no recollection of the appearance of the Death Emperor and Sacred Leader Qinglong's formidable strength, as if their memories had been erased.

    Even so, the entire lower district was shaken, as they had no idea how terrifying a sixth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit could be.

    In the midst of their astonishment, a hidden surge was rising in the lower district. Many cultivators were aware of a significant number of powerful cultivators that were gathering information regarding the Ocean of Death in their sects.

    ...Meanwhile, in the lower district, in the Maple Kingdom...

    Inside an inn, a gorgeous woman appeared to be suffering from a great pain.

    "Goddamned Jiang Bilan, she dares to resist my control!" Jiang Bilan-who was occupied by the Death Emperor-burst out cursing. He had reoccupied her body after his plan had been ruined by Sacred Leader Qinglong. However, he was aware that his control over the body had grown weaker.

    "Speaking of which, why would that old prick spare my life?"

    The eyes of the Death Emperor were filled with doubts. He had been pondering this question for a long time, but had failed to find an answer.

    However, according to his speculation, there was no way Sacred Leader Qinglong possessed a cultivation that surpassed the Martial Monarch Realm. It was highly possible that he had executed some sort of forbidden technique to boost his strength temporarily.

    Therefore, Sacred Leader Qinglong had not had enough time to finish him off.

    "Damn it, I must acquire Qin Nan's flesh..."

    The Death Emperor mumbled to himself before he felt another strong resistance coming from Jiang Bilan's soul.

    "F**k, I should find something to refine this b*tch's soul first!"

    The Death Emperor's expression became twisted.



    ...Time gradually passed. Half a month was gone in the blink of an eye...

    Within this period, the people of the Four Great Factions were unable to find Qin Nan or Sacred Leader Qinglong's whereabouts, as if they had both vanished into thin air.

    "Judging from the intel, Qin Nan must be hiding somewhere to treat his wounds! Besides, it's more likely that Sacred Leader Qinglong was using some sort of forbidden technique!"

    Progenitor Wen Dao spoke in a cold tone.

    He was confident in his speculation, as there was no way Sacred Leader Qinglong would watch the Qinglong Sacred Area's defeat and Tang Qingshan's crew being cursed by the Death Emperor if he were able to stop them. Furthermore, he would have prevented Qin Nan's Tribulation from being interrupted as well.

    The only explanation was that Sacred Leader Qinglong had had no choice but to use the forbidden technique in order to boost his cultivation in the nick of time to save Qin Nan's life, and had placed his remaining hopes on him.

    "Sect Leader, we must find Qin Nan. Only through him will we be able to find the answers to all our doubts." Wen Dao Elders said.

    "That's right. Since Qin Nan was saved by Sacred Leader Qinglong, he will recover his cultivation eventually, and will be coming to the Eastern Continent soon." The eyes of Progenitor Wen Dao glistened with a hint of murderous intent, "We shall not allow his strength to grow any further. Tell the other three factions to hunt him down at all costs!"

    The Wen Dao Elders' expressions turned icy as well.

    Even though they had not been present at the scene from the very beginning, after knowing that Qin Nan possessed a sixth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit and had triggered a three-layered Tribulation, and now with the help of Sacred Leader Qinglong's true identity as the godly object, he would pose a great threat to them in the near future.

    As for the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, the Wanxiang Pavilion, and the Trading Alliance, the authorities had agreed to list Qin Nan as wanted without hesitation.

    The news was spread within the Eastern Continent, shocking the cultivators.

    "Who is this Qin Nan? Why is he being hunted by the Four Great Factions!"

    "Gasp, check out the rewards. If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts, the person will be given four Sacred Weapons and be recruited as Progenitor Wen Dao's core disciple!"

    "How shocking! The reward is mind-blowing!"

    "This Qin Nan only possesses a sixth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit. What did he do to be hunted by the Four Great Factions?"

    "HAHAHA, I don't even care. Luckily my Martial Spirit is great in finding people. I will locate this Qin Nan very soon!"

    "Yeah, if I could find this guy, it would totally alter my fate!"


    The cultivators glanced at Qin Nan's portraits and made up their minds.

    As such, Qin Nan's name was made known to the geniuses among the Four Great Factions.
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