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2039 Are You Willing to Become Our Sect Leader?
“Acknowledge him as its master?”
“Elder Liu intends to tame the Blackback Tortoise?”
Pavilion Master Kui Xiao and Elder Feng looked at one another in horror.
Semi-Divinity realm beasts were incredibly proud. Even after all the preparation they had done, they dared not think that it would be possible for them to tame the Blackback Tortoise… Moreover, why would the other party submit just because it was told to do so?
Even if Hall Master Zheng Yang from the Myriads Beasts Hall was there personally, there was also no guarantee that he would be able to tame the Blackback Tortoise!
Just as they had guessed, as soon as it heard Zhang Xuan’s words, the Blackback Tortoise’s face immediately darkened. Reminiscent of a volcano on the verge of an explosion, it spat, “You want me to acknowledge you as my master? You’ll first have to prove yourself!”
With a roar, it charged right toward Zhang Xuan furiously.
Without taking even a step, Zhang Xuan tapped his finger lightly.
Energy swiftly gathered within the formation, pinning the humongous Blackback Tortoise down. As if a fish in frozen water, no matter how it struggled, it was unable to break free.
“Submit to me or face death!” Zhang Xuan said after sealing the Blackback Tortoise’s movements.
“Kill me if you can!” the Blackback Tortoise scoffed as it dived back into its shell.
As a Semi-Divinity realm beast, its shell was comparable to that of a Semi-Divinity artifact, making it nigh indestructible. As long as it were to hole itself inside its shell, there was nothing the other party could do after trapping it.
Semi-Divinity realm beasts had their own pride and honor. How could it possibly acknowledge a human so much weaker than itself as its master?
Not to mention, the formation that was trapping him had to be sustained with sufficient energy. As long as it held on for long enough, the formation would collapse on its own, allowing it to get away.
“Do you think that I’m helpless against you just like that?” Zhang Xuan had long guessed that the Blackback Tortoise would make such a move, so he clapped his hands and said, “Little Chick, it’s your turn to receive our guest!”
“Coming!” The little yellow chick waddled its way out.
Pavilion Master Kui Xiao and Elder Feng blinked.
Were they seeing thing? A Heavenly High Immortal realm little yellow chick?
It was true that the cultivation of the chick was not too low, but it was only the size of a palm! What could it possibly do against the Blackback Tortoise?
Paying no heed to their shock, Little Chick waddled its way up the back of the Blackback Tortoise, but after climbing for a long while, a water current suddenly swept it off its feet, causing it to fall off. It had to hurriedly flap its thumb- sized wings desperately before finally getting back on.
The same thing happened a couple more times.
Pavilion Master Kui Xiao and Elder Feng were literally tearing clumps of hair out.
Was this little creature really capable of dealing with the Semi-Divinity realm Blackback Tortoise?
What a joke!
Cooped in its shell, the Blackback Tortoise also secretly peeked out from its shell, and it was stunned when it saw a little yellow chick climbing up its shell.
You can try to tame me, but you can’t insult me!
No matter what, I’m still a Semi-Divinity realm beast, one of the strongest existences on the Forsaken Continent! Even those two Semi-Divinity realm experts ruling over two of the Six Sects are no match for me…
There are so many ways you could have used to attempt to tame me, but you actually brought me a chick instead!
It would be one thing if it was a really hot chick—that would still come under the Art of Seduction—but what the heck is this?
The hell, who brings out a real chick in battle?
The Blackback Tortoise was stifled.
If not for the fact that it was in a weakened state and was unable to breach the seal, it would have rammed the fool who dared use such a strategy against it through the Eighteen Levels of Hell!
Meanwhile, Little Chick continued falling a few times, and eventually, it gave in. It turned to Zhang Xuan and yelled, “Don’t you know that chicks are bad in water? Instead of standing there like a fool, why don’t you come over and help!”
Zhang Xuan. Didn’t you swim perfectly well in boiling water the last few times?
Mentally reminding himself that it was futile to bicker with an idiot, he walked up, grabbed the little yellow chick by its neck, and threw it upward. “Go!”
Little Chick crashed on top of the back of the Blackback Tortoise and rolled off a little.
“Hurry up and make your move,” Zhang Xuan said.
“Rest assured, leave it all to me!” Little Chick nodded.
Standing atop the hundred-meter-wide tortoiseshell, it abruptly opened its tiny mouth.
Its fingernail-sized mouth opened several hundred meters wide and chomped down on the massive tortoiseshell, swallowing it whole.
It formed a bizarre sight… it was as if yellow fur had grown all over the tortoiseshell instead.
“There, I’m done.” The little yellow chick fluttered its tiny wings triumphantly.
“What are you doing? I’m telling you to help me tame it! Why are you swallowing it instead?” Zhang Xuan was rendered speechless.
This fellow sure was unreliable!
I needed you to help me scare it into submission, not swallow it whole! What do I have to gain from having it eaten by you?
He quickly leaped up to the head of the inflated Little Chick and smacked it. “Spit it out. Now!’ “Alright, alright!” Little Chick harrumphed indignantly as it spat out the Blackback Tortoise.
By this moment, the massive Blackback Tortoise was already on the verge of dying. It stuck its head out from its shell with a dazed look on its face.
Who am I? Where am I?
“Submit to me,” Zhang Xuan ordered.
Those words immediately snapped the Blackback Tortoise out of its daze. With an indignant look, it roared, “You’re dreaming!”
“Fine.” Zhang Xuan turned to Little Chick and said, “You can continue eating it.”
So, the little yellow chick opened its mouth wide once more.
“W-wait! I… I… I’ll submit to you!” the Blackback Tortoise cried out desperately.
It had no choice but to submit. It did not fear death, but if others learned that it had been eaten by this little chick, the imposing reputation that it had built up over the years would really go to ruins!
“That’s more like it!” Zhang Xuan nodded in satisfaction as he quickly carried out the acknowledgement ritual.
Seeing this, Pavilion Master Kui Xiao and Elder Feng widened their mouths in disbelief.
It was tamed just like that? Was that little yellow chick really so formidable?
They had honestly thought that the young man had brought out the Little Chick in order to disgust the Blackback Tortoise, but who could have known that such a small creature would actually have the capacity to swallow the massive Blackback Tortoise? That should have been physically impossible!
And now that they thought about it… could this Little Chick be the reason that the young man had been able to snatch away Bai Xuansheng’s Semi-Divinity metal chain earlier?
Zhang Xuan heaved a sigh of relief after the Soul Contract had been sealed. He took a look at the Blackback Tortoise and said, “You are too big at the moment. Make yourself smaller!”
The Blackback Tortoise immediately contracted its body until it was around two meters in diameter.
Zhang Xuan waved his hand and took out a few bottles of chicken soup. “Drink this.”
The Blackback Tortoise dared not to disobey its master’s orders. It immediately swallowed the chicken soup, and a moment later, its eyes widened in bewilderment.
In truth, it had been in a terrible state from the prolonged battle. The continuous ramming had taken a toll on it, causing it to sustain severe internal injuries. Furthermore, the continuous attacks from the Silverback Mayflies had caused significant damage.
It had never thought that it would be able to recover in an instant just by drinking a few bottles of chicken soup.
It could almost feel vitality gushing through its body! It was really the chicken soup of life!
Could the little yellow chick be a divine beast? Could my master actually be a god?
The gaze that the Blackback Tortoise looked at its master with was different from before.
The initial reason it chose to submit was because it thought that it would be much more humiliating for it to die at the hands of a chick than to submit to a human… but right now, it realized that there was more to this young man.
The fact that the little yellow chick was able to swallow it so easily meant that it was no ordinary Heavenly High Immortal. In terms of abilities, the other party definitely far surpassed him.
Considering how it was already at the Semi-Divinity realm, any beings that were so much stronger than it could only be true divine beasts.
The fact that its master was able to tame a divine beast, even though it might still be young at the moment, meant that he was no ordinary human!
Paying no heed to the shocked Blackback Tortoise, Zhang Xuan leaped down to the seabed and held the three Heavenly High Immortal-tier swords that Bai Xuansheng had brought out earlier between his fingers and flicked them several times. A moment later, a metallic reverberation echoed from their bodies, reminiscent of cries of pleasure.
Those three swords had submitted to him.
He stowed them into the storage ring.
After that was done, he took out a tamed beast sack and moved the Blackback Tortoise and Little Chick into it. Then, he turned to Pavilion Master Kui Xiao and said, “This diamond crystal is something you paid a heavy price to acquire.
I’ll return it to you now.”
While he did play a vital part in ensuring the success of the hunt, he still felt guilty about cutting in line to tame the Blackback Tortoise. On the other hand, however, he was planning on leaving the Blackback Tortoise to guard the Sevenstar Pavilion after he left the Azure, and that would definitely be much more beneficial to the Sevenstar Pavilion.
After all, no amount of money could possibly buy one Semi-Divinity realm guardian.
That being said, he would feel guilty about taking away the diamond crystal given its sheer value, so he chose to return it.
Receiving the diamond crystal, Pavilion Master Kui Xiao’s face reddened a little.
He had been confident in his strength and the operation he had planned. He had thought that it would be easy for him to slay the Blackback Tortoise, but little did he know that he would almost lose his life there.
On the other hand, the young man before him had used only a single formation and a chick, and he had easily tamed the Blackback Tortoise.
It seemed like he had severely underestimated the prowess of this young man.
“How should we deal with Citadel Lord Bai?” Zhang Xuan asked.
Bai Xuansheng was still lying unconscious amid the mud of the seabed. He had sustained far too severe injuries from the ramming of the Blackback Tortoise to recover in a moment’s time.
“If he finds out that we have tamed the Blackback Tortoise, the relationship between the two sects would surely sour. We should just leave right now,” Pavilion Master Kui Xiao said.
They had only appeared after Bai Xuansheng was knocked out, which meant that the latter should not know that they were involved in the matter.
No matter what, the Blackmirror Citadel was still a trading partner of the Sevenstar Pavilion, so it would not be good to fall out with them.
Not to mention… they had taken away Bai Xuansheng’s Semi-Divinity artifact. If the latter demanded it after he awoke, they would be placed in a dilemma.
Since that was the case, they might as well quickly evacuate the area!
“Leave right now?” Zhang Xuan thought deeply for a moment before walking over to Bai Xuansheng’s side. He plucked the other party out from the mud and took his storage ring off.
“Who dares to…” Bai Xuansheng was jolted awake by someone taking away his storage ring, and he immediately bellowed furiously. But before he could even open his eyes, he felt a sharp pain at the back of his head.
He fainted once more.
Zhang Xuan retracted his palm calmly. With the storage ring in hand, he leaped over to Pavilion Master Kui Xiao’s side and said, “Let’s go.”
Considering how this fellow was able to casually bring out a Semi-Divinity artifact and three Heavenly High Immortal- tier swords, there was no doubt that he was extremely wealthy.
It would be a pity to leave such drops lying around!
Pavilion Master Kui Xiao shook his head helplessly. He did not think that Zhang Xuan would be so greedy. Eventually, he held himself back from saying anything.
Together, the three of them swam to the surface of the water.
As they left the Sea of Little Mirror, they noticed a full moon reflected on the silvery surface of the water, and they could not help but feel a cold chill.
Those mirrorlike Silverback Mayflies were insignificant creatures in their eyes, but who could have known that they would actually be so frighteningly powerful?
In armies, they could take down even a Semi-Divinity artifact without any issues!
If not for the young man beside them discovering it in advance, they might have ended up in Bai Xuansheng’s position, or perhaps, even on their way to meet their maker!
As such thoughts flashed through their minds, they could not help but glance at the young man beside them.
Pavilion Master Kui Xiao turned to Elder Feng and asked, “What do you think?”
“He has far surpassed my expectations.” Elder Feng nodded. “I’m willing to submit to him.”
“Good,” Pavilion Master Kui Xiao replied with a smile.
Following which, he turned to Zhang Xuan and said, “Elder Liu, I have a request to ask of you.”
Zhang Xuan frowned slightly in response.
“May I know if you are willing to take over my position as the head of our Sevenstar Pavilion?”
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