In the main hall within a virtual realm, the atmosphere was extremely heavy. Even the Fiery Sun Path Master, who would always wisecrack in the past, wore a sullen expression.No one dared speak rashly, so the atmosphere was deadly silent.
"Luo Yunyang is indeed capable. However, our peaceful days will come to an end with these actions of his!" the Dark Shadow Path Master said grudgingly, finally breaking the silence.
His words, though half-judgemental, were extremely on point. However, this still irritated the Deep Earth Path Master, who retorted, "He did not do anything wrong! If I had been placed in that cauldron, I wouldn't have cared less if my tormentor was royalty or not. I would have killed him first and asked questions later!"
The Acute Metal Path Master gently rapped the virtual table in front of him and said, "The two of you should stop arguing now. Our priority is to decide how to deal with the Thunder Ray Tribe!"
"The strongest will rule on the Cang Yuan System. The younger generations inside will die in vain!" the Autumn Water Path Master said, hinting at his intent to sever ties with the people there.
Everyone inside the room, including the b.l.o.o.d.y Ma.s.sacre Path Master, stared blankly at the Autumn Water Path Master when he said this.
They all knew that he was referring to the rules of the Cang Yuan System. However, this kind of rules should not be followed blindly.
Although the Thunder Ray Tribe could not directly deal with the humans regarding Leiming's death, they could suppress the humans in all kinds of different ways.
The Thunder Ray Tribe didn't need to be reminded of a rule at a time like this.
"We can form a vast alliance. We could make use of this alliance to conduct some negotiations with the Thunder Ray Tribe," the Dark Shadow Path Master said.
Everyone present had actually also thought of the Dark Shadow Path Master's suggestion. Although the humans were no match for the Thunder Ray Tribe, the weaker tribes of the Divine Union would benefit from such an alliance.
For example, the vast alliance could consist of 40 other lesser tribes. Although the small tribes were not large in numbers, their combined strength could match that of the Thunder Ray Tribe.
"This might be possible. However, it will definitely not come at a small price," the Acute Metal Path Master said solemnly.
There was a period of silence in the main hall.
"What should we do if the Thunder Ray Tribe wants Luo Yunyang in exchange for Leiming's life?" the Dark Shadow Path Master asked, breaking the silence eventually.
"Rubbish!" the Deep Earth Path Master shouted as he slammed his fist onto the table. "Luo Yunyang had a fair duel with Leiming. Whoever died deserved it."
"If we are unable to even support Luo Yunyang on a matter like this, it will only be a matter of time before humanity gets annihilated. Then, there will be no need to talk about initiating an uprising or dreaming of becoming the strongest tribe in the Divine Union! This will all be empty talk!"
The Acute Metal Path Master nodded his head and said, "You are right on this. Luo Yunyang is the most outstanding human in existence. Regardless of how hefty a price we have to pay, we cannot afford to let him be sacrificed in vain."
Although the other Path Masters did not say anything else, it was obvious from their expressions that they weren't willing to sacrifice Luo Yunyang either.
While there were few interactions between the Nine Paths of the Human Tribe on a day-to-day basis, everyone stood united when it came to the fundamental benefits of humanity as a whole.
The b.l.o.o.d.y Ma.s.sacre Path Master had had a rough idea of how this meeting would turn out even before it had taken place. However, this scenario made him feel a lot more relieved about what was to come.
As long as humans did not cause any trouble, it shouldn't be too hard to have a proper negotiation with the Thunder Ray Tribe.
The Human Tribe might be weak, but they were not solitary individuals!
"Blood Ma.s.sacre, please warn that young chap Luo Yunyang so he doesn't cause too much trouble in the future. It would be hard for my heart to bear such stress!"
The b.l.o.o.d.y Ma.s.sacre Path Master nodded. Suddenly, his communication device began ringing as he spoke.
It was a lot more convenient to receive news while one was in the virtual realm. Upon reading the message on his communication device, the expression on the b.l.o.o.d.y Ma.s.sacre Path Master's face changed.
"What? Does the Thunder Ray Tribe want to disregard all else and make a move on Luo Yunyang again?" the Sun Path Master exclaimed.
"No, it's Luo Yunyang. He has requested to challenge the Divine Martial Hall!" the b.l.o.o.d.y Ma.s.sacre Path Master replied hoa.r.s.ely.
The Divine Martial Hall?
The other Path Masters appeared just as stunned when they heard these words. There was yet another period of silence before the Acute Metal Path Master said, "This… What kind of nonsense is this? He definitely has a death wish!"
Actually, there was some bad blood between the Acute Metal Path and Luo Yunyang. After all, Luo Yunyang had killed the Five-Element Sovereign.
However, the Acute Metal Path still had a fairly high standing in the Human Tribe, so they were able to stand firmly by Luo Yunyang at this crucial moment.
The challenge of the Divine Martial Hall would offer a new lease of life!
Even the Divine Union did not know how the Divine Martial Hall had come to be. Based on the records the Divine Union possessed about the Divine Martial Hall, the hall had already been around even before the Divine Union had existed.
The Divine Martial Hall looked less like a palace and more like a large plot of land. That was because the surface area of the Divine Martial Hall was just too big.
According to the Divine Union's explorations all these years, the Divine Martial Hall was split into a total of three stages and 13 halls!
The first six of these 13 halls belonged to the first stage, the next four belonged to the second stage, and the final three to the last stage.
When the Divine Martial Hall had been discovered, an astonishing powerhouse had considered it one of the most precious treasures and tried to make it his own.
Unfortunately, even though that existence had had a powerful cultivation base, he had still ended up getting devoured by the Divine Martial Hall in his bid to do so. This powerful being had tried to retreat upon realizing that something was amiss.
However, it had been too late. The powerful existence had been devoured by the Divine Martial Hall and his soul had been extinguished.
The fall of such a powerful ent.i.ty had ended up destroying many other people's hopes of taking control of the Divine Martial Hall. However, there were still many people who wanted to have a shot at entering it.
Besides honing one's own cultivation base inside the halls, as long as one was able to pa.s.s the first challenge of the six halls, there would be a large reward awaiting them.
The prize for clearing the first variant was a premium treasure that could be selected according to one's individual needs.
For example, a person in the past had chosen to consume a type of immemorial primal dragon blood, which had helped him incorporate the dragon's blood vessels into his own. Eventually, his cultivation base had soared and he had become a major power within the Divine Union.
However, the great rewards that came with clearing the Divine Martial Hall also came with an unprecedented amount of risk. It was a widely-accepted fact that the Divine Martial Hall was hard to clear.
When martialists of different grades took on the Divine Martial Hall, they had different experiences. If a Star-Grade martialist took on the first challenge of the Divine Martial Hall, they would get a Star-Grade martialist as an opponent.
If a Galaxy-Grade Ruler went in, they would get another Galaxy-Grade Ruler as an opponent.
This meant that although a Star-Grade martialist might be able to get through the first stage, a Galaxy-Grade Ruler would perish at the same stage.
At first, even some supreme martialists had tried their hand at the Divine Martial Hall. However, as time pa.s.sed, even Galaxy-Grade Rulers rarely went in.
That was because it was much harder for stronger martialists to enter the Divine Martial Hall.
Compared to some of the training spots created by the Divine Union, the Divine Martial Hall was way crazier. There were only three ways to walk out of the hall.
The first was to get through the first six halls and get the prize before leaving.
The second was to break through the next four halls of the second stage before leaving.
The third way, though, was considered a legend. n.o.body in the history of the Divine Union had ever achieved it. The third way was to break through the third stage of the hall before leaving.
In the entire history of the Divine Martial Hall, few people had gotten through the first 10 halls, while numerous people had perished within them.
There were handsome rewards for every stage that was cleared. However, these great rewards came with equally great risks. Anyone who did not get through those stages paid with their lives.
That was why the people who decided to enter the Divine Martial Hall were extremely proud and skillful individuals. However, even so, very few of them were actually able to get out of the hall in one piece.
Although Luo Yunyang was already considered a valiant genius for being able to slaughter Leiming, would he actually be able to get through the first six levels of the Divine Martial Hall?
"Get in contact with Luo Yunyang and make him withdraw from this challenge!" The Autumn Water Path Master insisted.
The b.l.o.o.d.y Ma.s.sacre Path Master waved his hands and said, "Luo Yunyang was a.s.signed this task by the Celestial World Supremacy when he applied to challenge the Divine Martial Hall! Furthermore, in exchange for the promise of the Celestial World Supremacy, the Thunder Ray Tribe will not be allowed to do anything to the Human Tribe before he completes this task."
"That brat!" The Dark Shadow Path Master sighed. "Looks like his objective is clear. He just does not wish to implicate us!"
The Dark Shadow Path Master's words made the b.l.o.o.d.y Ma.s.sacre Path Master's heart fill with complex feelings. He had gotten to know Luo Yunyang very well, so he felt a great deal of respect for him for taking on this dangerous task alone.
The Celestial World Supremacy was a figure of authority in the Divine Union. This authority needed one of the treasures inside the Divine Martial Hall. Since he was unable to enter the Divine Hall himself, he had relied on his disciples to take on the hall in the past. However, there had been numerous failures. n.o.body had been able to bring back this important treasure for this powerful existence.
That was why the Celestial World Supremacy was willing to give a very generous reward within his capabilities to anyone who brought him this treasure.
Everyone knew the reputation of the Celestial World Supremacy, so n.o.body would ever doubt his words.
Meanwhile, the Thunder Ray Tribe was having a meeting about Leiming's death. A 30-meter tall individual shrouded in purple electricity shouted, "The Human Tribe has to pay!"
"Their vast alliance is nothing but a loose organization. We need to gather the major tribes and exert pressure on this alliance. I believe that they won't try to move against the Thunder Ray Tribe."
"Worst comes to worst, we will use our Primary Tribe Privilege!"
The successive echoes of approval raised the spirits of the Thunder Ray Tribe. Then, a powerhouse shouted, "Coming together to withstand the power of our great tribe? That's just wishful thinking. Even if we cannot annihilate the Human Tribe, we have to at least reduce their territories by 50 percent and make their lands…"
As the powerhouse was about to finish his sentence, another powerhouse waved his hands and said, "That darned being from the Human Tribe has already requested to enter the Divine Martial Hall."
The voices all around him came to a halt. There was a brief moment of silence before someone said, "Does this human actually think that killing himself could appease our anger? How is that even possible?"
"He has been a.s.signed a task by the Celestial World Supremacy before entering the Divine Martial Hall. Before he dies, our tribe isn't allowed to do anything against the Human Tribe."
"Otherwise, we would be provoking the World Supremacy himself!"
These words silenced the Thunder Ray Tribe. Even though they were a primary tribe, they still did not dare challenge the World Supremacy.
"Do not be disappointed. The Celestial World Supremacy will only reward him if he reaches the second stage of the Divine Martial Hall. He definitely will not get there!" someone else said. "Furthermore, there is also a chance that he will actually perish in the first stage of the Divine Martial Hall. Let's just wait a few more days and see what happens!"