A Martial Odyssey Book 4: Immortal Realm Chapter 8

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The Martial Fraternity

The tavern was large but today it seemed to be a little too small. Hundreds of people had gathered inside and from the first floor to the third floor, it was fully pack with onlookers.

The onlookers were standing on the second floor and the third floor as they looked down to the first floor which was the center of the tavern.

A plump middle age man had just walked in with a smile. There was a noble air around him and the crowd whispered, “That is Master Nangong Le! He has come alone!”

He waved his fan as he looked squarely at the majestic bearded man who was sitting on the table. On his side were his four Hall Chiefs and thirty subordinates!

This majestic bearded man was none other than Master Sikong Zuo, the new Martial Alliance Chief of the Martial Fraternity and the Protégé Grandmaster of the Fraternity Alliance Clan!

Needless to say his martial skill was naturally formidable!

As for his four Hall Chiefs, their martial feats were the equal of the major orthodox clans and they were also known as the Four Hedonistic Butchers!

In recent years, the Fraternity Alliance Clan had swept aside all resistances to become the most powerful clan in the Martial Fraternity!

Nangong Le sighed softly, “Yes I have come alone.”

Sikong Zuo said coldly, “I have heard that you have three other sworn brothers so where are they?”

Nangong Le smiled and said, “Alas. Brothers Yi Ping, Gongsun Jing, Qiu Wufeng…”

He stopped smiling and said piercingly, “If my Brother Yi is still alive, you won’t be able to be so insolent! As for my other brothers, they have long retired from the martial fraternity so there is no need to involve them!”

He pointed to the onlookers on top of the tavern and said aloud, “Where are the righteous ones of the martial fraternity? Where are the courageous fighters? Are you willing to submit to this tyrant and not to do a thing and allow him to step on you like a worthless thing? Step up if you are still a man!”

All the hundreds of onlookers from tens of clans began to lower their eyes and did not dare to say a word!

Sikong Zuo smiled, “They are under my absolute control. If I want them to smile then they will smile. If I want them to cry, they will cry. It is pointless to incite the others. Might is right. It has always been the case in the martial fraternity. Only the stubborn and the foolish refuse to submit. Today, I will kill you and destroy your clan. Because you are man of repute so I am going to let you die in my hands.”

Nangong Le smiled wryly as he bowed, “My pleasure, my pleasure! I know that the Fraternity Alliance Clan has been yearning after the riches of the Nangong Clan for ages. If you want to dominate the fraternity then you have to have money. So naturally no matter what I am going to say today, I won’t be allowed to leave alive!”

Even though he had appeared to be fearless, he was actually secretly fearful and his legs had already turned to jelly!

It was only because he had been practicing the Exuberant Divine Skill. Even in the direst of situations, his face would always be smiling!

Sikong Zuo smiled, “I am glad that you have known. So are you thinking of fighting me with your fan or your fist? Where is your weapon?”

Nangong Le smiled forcefully as he said righteously, “Against an evil doer such as you even a fan will be able to beat you off.”

But secretly he thought, “Oh crap. I am out of practice with my sword…alas to think that I, Nangong Le, who has always been roaming the fraternity so carefree, is now going to meet my demise in such a dirty place…”

Sikong Zuo stood up as he shouted, “Rubbish!”

Immediately the whole tavern was reverberating with the power of his martial shout!

Such powerful internal strength!

Sikong Zuo pointed at Nangong Le, “One of your sons is now sitting as the Grandmaster of the Holy Hex Sect now. Today, I am going to purge the remnants of the heretic sects from the martial fraternity!”

“Then get rid of us as well then!” A voice was heard from the outside.

Nangong Le was startled as he quickly turned to face the entrance. It was because it was a familiar voice!

He had turned around to find not one familiar face but two!

Two middle noble men had walked into the tavern!

Nangong Le was startled as he stammered out, “Brother Gongsun Jing, Brother Qiu Wufeng! Why are you here?!”

Gongsun Jing laughed as he raised his long sword, “We may have retired but now that you are in trouble, naturally we are here to help.”

The onlookers were startled as they whispered incessantly to themselves!

Gongsun Jing the Benevolent and Qiu Wufeng the Windless Swordsman were the two most accomplished swordsmen of their time before they had retired!

And Gongsun Jing was the scion of the once powerful Gongsun Clan. Until today, there were many stories about the Gongsun Clan!

Sikong Zuo laughed aloud, “Good! This saves me the trouble of finding the two of you! Today I will give you the honor of fighting me at the same time!”

Gongsun Jing asked, “Where is your weapon?”

Sikong Zuo pointed to a tall and muscular man behind him, “This is my iron sword. It weighed twenty kilograms and in this world, only I am able to wield it. But today, I am going to use my bare hands. To kill an ant, do I need to use a butcher knife?”

Qiu Wufeng said, “Even an ant will sting. Don’t regret it!”

Sikong Zuo had already walked forward. He had an imposing aura and it seemed that in this entire world, nothing could hurt him. He was like a undefeatable titan!

He said coldly, “So what are you waiting for? I am still waiting for you to strike.”

The four Hall Chiefs were all smirking coldly, “They are stupid as pigs. Fancy challenging our Grandmaster!”

Gongsun Jing displayed his sword stance as he shouted, “Go!”

Immediately Nangong Le and Qiu Wufeng flew left and right around Gongsun Jing as they attacked Sikong Zuo at the same time!

To the astonishment of the onlookers, barely had Nangong Le, Qiu Wufeng and Gongsun Jing made their moves, they were floored on the floor, struck by dozens of iron breaking blows that thundered tremendously!

Nangong Le, Qiu Wufeng and Gongsun Jing all coughed out blood as they struggled to stand again.

But Sikong Zuo had already made a quiet move and had raised his palm on Nangong Le’s forehead!

This quiet move was so fast that Nangong Le could not believe his eyes. By the time he had seen Sikong Zuo moving, the iron crushing palm was already upon his forehead!

Well, almost.

It was because a hand had caught the wrist of Sikong Zuo, stunning everyone!

It was a slender young man in white that had suddenly appeared out of nowhere