Chapter 612 The Battle of Frozen Peak
As time went by, the Battle of Frozen Peak was getting closer and closer.
Frozen Peak was one of the most famous ice mountains in the Snow Province.
About two thousand miles away from Mirror Lake, there was an endless range of steep ice mountains. There were thousands of them, all towering into the clouds. It had been like this for thousands of years. The origin of this ice mountain was also legendary. It was said that two mysterious and peerless superiors had fought and reached that place where they had fiercely battled for half a day. The remaining waves of cold Qi fell and formed an eternal ice mountain.
It was desolate. Even fiendish demons and ferocious beasts were rare.
Therefore, countless experts regarded it as an ideal place for a duel.
The Frozen Peak was the tallest and the most precipitous one among the ice peaks. It towered into the clouds like a pillar. Its top was divided into two, forming two huge platforms, which looked like two peaks.
In the past, Guan Feidu—the Young Master Sword of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect—had once competed with the other three Great Swordsmen of the younger generation in Snow Province. Guan Feidu had showed superior skill and was on his way to become the No. 1 fast sword, but Mu Tianyang, the Child Prodigy, made an appearance. He defeated the four great masters with one strike and claimed the Child Prodigy reputation.
Ding Hao had been inspired by that battle and this was why he had agreed to fight with Mu Tianyang there.
Time flew by quickly.
The battle was coming closer day by day.
More and more experts rushed to the Frozen Peak.
That challenge was definitely the most sensational battle in the Snow Province for thousands of years.
Ding Hao and Mu Tianyang had created their own separate legends, and the Saint Son of Falling Star had also silenced the whole Snow Province with his infamy. Those three men were main causes of the turmoil in Snow Province. Everyone knew that after this battle, only one person could survive.
Besides, during those days, the situation in Snow Province had changed rapidly. Countless experts and sects from other provinces had arrived.
Although they disdained to meet the martial artists of Snow Province, it was obvious that they had gone there to see Ding Hao or Mu Tianyang.
The Battle of Frozen Peak was an unprecedented opportunity.
It attracted massive attention.
Even the demons would attend to the battle.
Under everyone’s gaze, time passed, and the day of the Frozen Peak challenge finally arrived.
The sky was overcast, and the cold wind was whistling.
It was unknown when snowflakes started floating in the air; ice crystals fluttering in the wind like blades.
The reigning temperature was below zero all year round. A drop of water could be turned into ice in an instant.
Before dawn, the ice peaks around Frozen Peak had already been densely packed with people. Experts from all over had arrived early in the morning with different purposes, waiting for the arrival of the two contenders.
At sunrise, the final battle would begin.
There were less than two hours before sunrise.
In the howling snowstorm, people kept rushing over from all over the world.
Rays of flowing light kept flashing across the sky before landing on the surrounding ice peaks. The dozen or so ice peaks that were closest to the Frozen Peak were mostly occupied by experts from other provinces. The experts from Snow Province were no match to those big sects from other provinces and could only give up the best vantage points.
Driven by curiosity, many martial artists who couldn’t travel by flowing light had set up camps far away under the ice mountain to look up.
Even though they couldn’t see the battle clearly, they could feel the energy fluctuations between the supreme masters at a close distance. It was also a once-in-a-lifetime event for them.
In the distance, a stream of light flew over, carrying a powerful aura.
“Get lost!” That purple ray of light was extremely powerful. It landed on the ice mountain closest to the Frozen Peak. The leader of the group was a figure covered in a purple glow. He waved his sleeve, sending out a majestic force. Like a hurricane, it swept away the people who had occupied the ice mountain.
That group of people was domineering.
All the major forces around looked at the group, impressed by the overwhelming power. Everyone was shocked. That mysterious man was as fierce as an invincible demon.
There was another stream of light.
Three rays of light flashed across the distance, like three blazing suns.
Although they were not as glamorous as the purple figure, the aura they released was not in the least inferior. The one taking the lead was a fair-skinned fat man with a smiling face, like a Maitreya Buddha. The three of them landed on an ice mountain nearby. They didn’t force others to leave like the purple figure.
That peak had originally been occupied by an outside sect named the Heaven and Earth Gate. It was extremely domineering. No one was allowed to stand on it.
However, when the three people led by the fat man arrived, the leader of the Heaven and Earth Gate looked stunned, as if he had seen a malevolent being. His followers gave a wide berth, not daring to get too close to him, and neither did they say a word.
After a short while…
A heavenly red fire cut through the void and arrived in an instant, making its way down toward the ice peak occupied by another foreign sect.
“Get lost! This is the camp of the Wave-seeking House!” On the ice peak, there was a roar, which was surging with extremely powerful Qi fluctuations. A huge palm print was sent out, shooting toward the heavenly flame.
“How dare a small sect of a foreign province act so condescendingly in our territory!”
Suddenly, a phoenix cry resounded. Heavenly flame soared, shattering the enormous palm print with a loud bang and landing fiercely on the ice seal.
When the dazzling brilliance gradually faded away, a peerlessly beautiful Martial Demigoddess appeared. Her skin was smooth and fair, and her long and red hair resembled burning flames. She had a graceful figure with long slender legs and a slim waist. She wore a gorgeous scarlet armor which made her look even more majestic.
It was Xie Jieyu, the Martial Demigoddess.
She had the face of authority, looking dignified with fire encircling her body. She indeed had the appearance of a Martial Demigoddess who had descended to the human world.
Xie Jieyu carried a huge sword box on her back. Engraved with phoenix wings, it was unusually red; the golden inscriptions it had were quaint and appealing. On her shoulder was a cute little girl who was two or three years old with sheep-horn braids. She had a lollipop in her mouth, and on the other side floated a one-meter-long colorful phoenix feather which was drawing mysterious arcs in the void.
Behind Xie Jieyu, there were two extremely odd figures.
One of them was a blind old man who was holding an erhu in his arms. The other was a child with only one leg. They looked like grandfather and grandson who performed on the streets for money. They were extremely pitiful, but the majestic Demon Aura around them was not weak at all. It was like clouds and mist, making people’s hearts palpitate.
It turned out to be the Demon King with Magical Eyes and One-legged Ox Demon King, two of the ten great demon kings of the Deity Phoenix Palace.
The two of them had once appeared by Mirror Lake and set up a trap for Zhuo Feifan, the former inspector of the Holy Palace of Mysterious Frost in Snow Province, so that the Deity Phoenix Great Sage could kill him with one strike from thousands of miles away. Unexpectedly, they had made another appearance.
However, compared to the past, the strength of those two demon kings was countless times stronger. Shockingly, they had quietly reached the peak of the Demon King realm and were only one step away from the Demon Royal realm.
However, those two were standing behind Xie Jieyu, as if they were servants, which puzzled the crowd.
Having the ice peak taken over by others was tantamount to losing face in front of so many peers. All the masters of the Wave-seeking House were enraged.
But they were stunned when they noticed the colorful crystal-like phoenix feather next to the Martial Demigoddess. There was a trembling force in it. Although floating as gently as catkins, it gave the Wave-seeking House’s experts the impression that they would be crushed if they dared to make the slightest move.
In the end, they decided to compromise and give up half of the ice peaks.
People from all over the world arrived one after another, and a few more small conflicts took place.
In the end, a golden light flashed in the sky. More than a dozen Mysterious Frost Holy Guards in golden armor appeared. The leader was Feng Chao, the head of the Mysterious Frost Holy Guards in Snow Province. He landed on an ice peak. Sweeping around, he glanced at the ice peak where the purple figure, the fat man, and Xie Jieyu stood, and felt slightly stunned.
“How come even the Holy Guard of Mysterious Frost showed up?”
“Maybe they’re here to maintain order. After all, it’s a big deal this time.”
“Wrong, very wrong. These Mysterious Frost Holy Guards are not here to maintain order. Have you forgotten? Mu Tianyang, the Prodigy of the Tranquility Academy, joined the Mysterious Frost Holy Guards half a year ago. Feng Chao and the others are here to support Mu Tianyang!”
“I feel that the challenge this time is a bit unusual. So many people have appeared, and even the forces from other provinces have arrived. This is just a duel between the two geniuses of our Snow Province. Why are there so many sects from other provinces interested in this battle?”
“Yes, did you see the figure covered by purple light? I’m afraid that he is not to be overlooked. It’s so horrifying. He’s like a demon god!”
“I think the fair-skinned fat man seems playful, but in fact, he’s the most powerful among them. Didn’t you see that even the purple figure is staying away from him? And the thin and tall young man with a sword behind the fat man can’t be underestimated…”
There were all kinds of discussions around the Frozen Peak.
Many people felt that the attention given to this challenge was excessive, causing quite the big commotion. Mu Tianyang and Ding Hao would have never expected this when they decided to duel three years before. At the moment, even the nine sects of Snow Province seemed to have been rendered secondary, for even the big sects of other provinces had arrived.
Time passed slowly.
The stars of the duel had yet to show up.
Someone muttered, “Could it be that they’re not coming?”