Jiuyou, the place of the underworld
On the burnt red waste soil that was dyed with blood, broken limbs and decayed bodies were piled up. The lying corpses stretched to the horizon. The swords were broken, the flags were smashed, and Mount Luofeng, which was supposed to be a common boundary between humans and ghosts, became a Shura battlefield with an odor of putrefaction.
A dead silence-----
Suddenly, there was a gust of wind. The mournful wind whirled across the vast expanse of open ground as if a ghost was crying and howling in the dark night.
There was an unusual movement under the pile of corpses.
In the sky, several people were standing in the void, staring down as if they were facing a formidable enemy.
The eyes of the leader were gloomy. His lips were pursed and he remained silent.
The pile of corpses exploded with a loud bang. Black smoke shot out like an arrow, but when it fell to the ground, its body swayed. Perhaps it was an arrow at the end of its flight*.
The black smoke encircled a man. He was blood-soaked from head to toe, till even his face couldn't be seen clearly. Only a pair of vicious pupils that looked as fierce as an evil ghost could be seen.
He was tightly grasping a talisman in his bloody hand. The talisman was as green as jade and written with blood. That strange talisman was flashing with a red glow.
"Zong Zi Xiao, you summoned the Yin soldiers, invaded the Underworld, and broke the balance between the human and ghost realms. This goes against the laws of Heaven and it is an unforgivable sin. Hand over the Xuanyuan Heavenly Secret Talisman and surrender!"
Zong Zi Xiao slowly raised his hand. The jaded talisman which was flashing with a red glow made everyone flinched involuntarily. Only the leader's complexion remained cold like frozen water.
"If I hand over the talisman, will you return my big brother to me?" The voice was rebellious, cold, and filled with a murderous aura.
"If I bring Zong Zi Heng back to life, will you hand over the talisman?"
Zong Zi Xiao let out a sly laugh: "As expected from the Great Emperor Beiyin. If you didn't come, I would have immediately destroyed Jiuyou. I won't hand over the talisman, and you won't return my big brother to me. So, I've come to snatch it."
"Savage boy!" Great Emperor Beiyin became furious and released power equivalent to Mount Tai. "You forced the emperor to commit suicide, and now you barge into the Underworld alone, wanting to erase his name from the Book of Life and Death? Life and death are the Way of Heaven. The Underworld is the hub of the earth. How dare you, a mortal, be presumptuous!"
Zong Zi Xiao laughed, showing his sharp white teeth, yet two streaks of bloody tears streamed down his eyes. He said loudly: "Heaven ridicules me, I massacre the heaven. The earth rejects me, I slay the earth*-----"
The Xuanyuan Heavenly Secret Talisman's blood-glow flourished.
Behind him, thousands of Yin soldiers rose from the ground and stood, looking like a forest of trees.