Strongest Sect of All Times - c176 - first battle in death valley
Not only did Death Valley have savage beasts, it also had medicinal ingredients, metal ores, crystal cores, etc. Every day, it would attract scores of martial artists who did not fear death.
Many obviously did not dare enter alone, often recruiting team members at the entrance. Whoever made it out alive would split the loot.
Unfortunately, very few would be able to come out alive and split the resources.
Even so, that would not prevent the enthusiasm of martial artists, who gathered like moths to a flame.
Rogue cultivators who did not have a clan or sect behind them could only go in by themselves, which was quite normal to see too.
“There’s quite a crowd.”
Jun Changxiao led his 25 disciples to a stop at the entrance.
“Sect Head Jun.”
Someone shouted, “Are you leading your disciples inside?”
Jun Changxiao nodded, “Yes.”
That guy said, “Death Valley is one of Qingyang Commandery’s restricted areas; it’s very dangerous. Sect Head Jun is only bringing so many people, do you have no fear?”
Jun Changxiao responded, “For people, it is not about numbers but about essence.”
The crowd shook their heads.
They knew that the Ironbone Sect’s Li Qingyang and some others were quite strong.
As for the rest…
Going inside was asking for death; they might even become burdens.
Jun Changxiao naturally would not explain, nor would he ask his disciples to prove their strengths to everyone.
“Disciples, hear my orders: enter the valley with this lord!”
Then, he strode into Death Valley.
With their iron bones, the 25 disciples also walked inside.
“Without a Martial Master, they’re asking for death!”
“Last year, Alliance Chief Qin brought his disciples here for a trial. After going in, more than 10 died.”
“Sect Head Jun must think that after winning Vast Spirit Gate, he can walk sideways through Qingyang Commandery.”
“He’s still too young. Wait until he suffers a loss and he’ll understand his worth.”
“I fear they will be annihilated, never to be seen again.”
The people discussed in a low voice.
It seemed that the Ironbone Sect’s prospects were not bright.
“With them leading the way, we can follow behind them and take advantage of any loose ends!”
“If the situation goes south, we can even immediately retreat!”
Many smaller teams recognized that this was a good opportunity and rushed inside Death Valley too.
Shortly, there were only around 10 people left at the entrance. They did not go inside for fear that the Ironbone Sect could not carry through, leaving themselves without the time to even flee.
Those who dared were gambling with their lives, those that did not dare strove for steadiness.
Death Valley was similar to a canyon. It was filled with a pale fog, an occasional breeze blowing and giving an eerie atmosphere.
Jun Changxiao lifted a hand.
Xiao Zuiji and Yang Yuhua walked forward.
Assuming a spearhead formation with the sect head, they set the Firm Iron Shield in front of their bodies.
The 10 mid-grade disciples stood behind them, also holding up the shields.
The rogue cultivators saw that the Ironbone Sect disciples advanced forward with a fortress of shields and shook their heads.
The savage beasts here were cruel. Iron shields would not be able to resist the impact, instead becoming hindrances in battle.
Suddenly, there was howling from the cliffs above.
An Earthly Flame Wolf appeared.
“It’s a pack of Earthly Flame Wolves!”
“Why are they at the entrance?!”
Many martial artists were surprised and immediately retreated, going so far as to run back to the entrance.
Whether they could make it, they lacked confidence.
Because the Earthly Flame Wolves gathered reached 100; if they were targeted, it would definitely be hard to escape.
If they had known this would happen earlier, they would never have followed!
The rogue cultivators could only regret.
However, they rejoiced in the fact that after the wolves appeared, their gleaming eyes locked onto the Ironbone Sect.
With the Ironbone Sect there to attract aggro, they had a high chance of making it out alive!
Howling sounded once more and the 100 wolves received the order, immediately diving off the cliff and rushing down.
Jun Changxiao raised a hand, a smile hanging on his lips.
Li Qingyang and the other inner disciples immediately pulled out their Cold Edge Swords.
The outer court disciples raised the shields, forming defensive lines on both sides.
The first to charge was a Second Stage Martial Apprentice wolf.
But as it was in midair, there was a ‘bang’ and its head exploded, body falling to the ground with a loud thud.
Jun Changxiao put the Desert Eagle away and said, “It’s time to show your true skills!”
Another wolf rushed towards him, sharp claws gleaming.
A sword glare flashed and the wolf was cut in two.
Li Qingyang stood with his sword before the sect head, eyes cold and severe.
Su Xiaomo rushed forward and as his sword danced, another wolf cleanly lost its head.
In a past sect mission, he only had Meridian Opening cultivation and could only run around. Now, facing a stronger Earthly Flame Wolf, he could easily kill it.
This was the best proof of training!
Tian Qi, Li Fei, and the others also began to act. In the narrow corridor, sword glares flashed.
The wolves were killed one by one, the blood splattering the stone walls and causing a revolting aura.
The martial artists who had escaped earlier saw that the Ironbone Sect disciples killed the Earthly Flame Wolves like they were chopping vegetables and their expressions immediately stiffened.
“Senior Brother, careful!”
At this moment, Yang Yuhua took a half step forward slamming into an Earthly Flame Wolf trying to sneak attack Su Xiaomo.
The wolf hit the rock walls, twitching as it fell.
“What type of momentum can paralyze an Earthly Flame Wolf directly?”
The onlookers cried out in alarm.
There was another loud sound.
But they only saw Xiao Zuiji lifting his shield as he sprinted forward. Three Earthly Flame Wolves flew into the air, falling from the sky at once!
Eyeballs were about to pop out of their sockets.
Three wolves had been killed by mere impact — how terrifying!
“That’s Xiao Zuiji!”
“No wonder he’s so strong, so it’s the champion of the Sect Competition!”
The people were all amazed.
However, when witnessing the other Ironbone Sect disciples slam their shields into the attacking wolves, sending them all flying, the onlookers were more shocked.
“They’re all a bunch of fucking weirdos!”
“Look, that female disciple seems scared!”
Some people found Ling Yuanxue. Although she had a shield in her hands, her limbs were trembling.
Facing so many Earthly Flame Wolves, that was the normal reaction!
At this time, one wolf jumped down and targeted Ling Yuanxue!
“Without someone to help her, she’s going to be unlucky!”
While people speculated, Ling Yuanxue also discovered the Earthly Flame Wolf and closed her eyes, lifting the shield as she charged.
Since Ling Yuanxue ran forward so fast, she slammed into the Earthly Flame Wolf and squashed it against the stone wall.
Bang, bang, bang!
With her eyes still closed, she repeatedly slammed the shield against the wall, squishing the Earthly Flame Wolf into paste.
The rogue cultivators watching on had all become dumb as wooden chickens.
This girl… was too cruel!