Chapter 600 - Yinyang Demon Sect, Hexapath Sword God
"It's fine. Protect Her Eminence," Fang Qingli said with some difficulty.
"Someone take the Godservant Hall Lord to be treated," Fang Taiqing instructed.
A group of powerful elites had shown up at Soulburn Hall, including the sect master of the Earth Branch, Xuanyuan Dao. The two sect masters immediately knelt to her.
"Your Eminence, we deserve to die for allowing you to come to danger due to our carelessness!" Fang Taiqing said.
"I am just as much at fault. Xuanyuan Lake is the territory of our house, yet we allowed our enemies an opportunity for a surprise attack. Ancestor, this was my mistake!" Xuanyuan Dao said with a hoarse voice.
Feiling seemed a little shaken. Calming herself down, she asked in a deep voice, "Were you able to pursue them?"
"No. They managed to escape." The two sect masters humbly lowered their heads.
"Who could it be?" she asked. Who in the world would attempt to kill a god? Calm as she may seem, Feiling’s mind was a mess.
"Your Eminence, the arrow looks like the work of the Biritual Demon Sect. However, it seems a little too obvious. Someone could be trying to frame them. They attacked from outside Xuanyuan Lake, but not too far away. The sect is protected by layers of defenses, so there's a chance that the attacker is someone from the sect! At the very least, they’re able to move freely within it," Fang Taiqing said.
"Biritual Demon Sect?" Feiling had no idea why someone would go after her life. Wasn't she supposed to be a god? The Biritual Demon Sect was the hegemon of the Biritual Divine Realm where the second god had ascended. It was also called the Yinyang Demon Sect, and it was just as powerful as the Archaion Sect.
"It still isn't something set in stone. Please rest assured that I’ll do my best to hunt down any lead and bring the culprit to Your Eminence. As powerful as he is, there’s little chance that he'll be able to evade me!" Fang Taiqing said as he kowtowed.
"Your Eminence, I’m going to summon all the elites of the Archaic House of Xuanyuan and station them around Soulburn Hall to take charge of Your Eminence's safety for the time being. I’ll also remain on site the entire time until Your Eminence is able to defend yourself. I’ll never forgive myself if I ever let this happen again!" Xuanyuan Dao said.
"Got it." Feiling was still shaken from the incident. Why would an insider be trying to kill her? Why were those present so agitated? It was as if protecting her was their mission. Just then, Fang Qingli had almost died by taking that arrow for her. Xuanyuan Dao was also the sect master of the Earth Branch and the current 'king' of the Xuanyuan house. As their ancestor, Feiling should be the one protecting them. But before she could say anything about it, he had already started making plans to protect her safety.
After leaving Soulburn Hall, Fang Taiqing and Xuanyuan Dao exchanged glances.
"These people are insane! How dare they try killing a god?" Fang Taiqing said with a troubled look.
"That's not the worst of it. What if the other eight gods are working together on this?"
"Would they really go that far?"
"Sigh, to think that our god returned as an earth saint... we can't do much because of it. If only we hadn't spread the word when Her Eminence returned...."
"Don't be naive. This isn't something that can be hidden. Over the years, the Nine Divine Realms have been plotting against each other. There’s even spies we have yet to uncover in Godservant Hall. Not to mention, the Yinyang Demon Sect are experts at soulscouring and obtaining information. It's already rather impressive that they didn't find Her Eminence first," Xuanyuan Dao said.
"We still have to wait ten years! Biritual, Triflair, Quadform, Pentaphase, Hexapath, Heptastar, Octagram, and Nonahall.... Of those eight Divine Realms, which are conspiring together?" Fang Taiqing asked.
"I don't know. It depends on Her Eminence. She probably has a plan. It won't surprise me if all eight are trying to kill her. But still... I can't help but feel something is off."
"What is it?"
"Her Eminence seems a little too naive."
"She ascended to godhood at the age of twenty before the unfortunate incident. It's no surprise that she’s behaving like a girl," Fang Taiqing said.
"Well, I hope that's all this is," Xuanyuan Dao said.
Tianming sat under a pine tree on the snowy ground and recalled the insights he had gained on the Old Deepstar Path, using them to help his Imperial Will grow. When he opened his eyes, he saw Lin Xiaoxiao leaning against the tree huddled in her thick clothes, revealing nothing but her red eyes as she stared at him like a beast. "Why aren't you cultivating?"
"It's got nothing to do with you," she said.
"You're worried I'll see something special about it, right?"
She lowered her head to hide her eyes. Tianming looked toward his residence and saw a blue-robed person there. "You, stay here. Be careful and don't die," he said as he stood up.
"Where are you going?"
"I'm leaving for a bit. I'll be back soon." He rushed back to his residence and saw Jian Wuyi sitting in the pavilion of his courtyard, looking down on him.
"I heard you killed a fourth-level empyrean saint even though you're just a sky saint," he said.
"I had help and luck on my side."
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"It seems that Her Eminence did have her reasons then. It's rare for a sky saint to have such amazing saint ki."
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