He looked especially astonishing as he emitted a powerful aura and stood hovering in the air with a pair of divine wings on his back. He looked quite like a god. Many people felt their hearts tremble because they were far from being his match.
More and more people began to believe that Chu Feng wasn’t an ordinary person and that he was being supported by the fortunes of the heaven and earth.
“Correct! There such a saying in our star system and there are also records of such phenomena. He is definitely a chosen one!”
In the end, many people believed this.
In outer space, Yang Xuan was dumbstruck and almost vomited blood. He had wanted to chastise this native, but had, in the end, made him a heaven’s chosen?!
He was anxious, angry and wanted nothing more than to go down and slap everyone awake, rebuking them for their blindness.
Qing Lan was also speechless and glanced that Yang Xuan with a bizarre expression. His meaning was: you overdid it!
At this time, the area around Mount Zhijin was peaceful. There was neither battle or killing.
Even the extraterrestrials were trying to approach Chu Feng harmoniously.
That was because, back in their own galaxies, some ancient elders had taught them not to make enemies of the heaven’s chosen before they set out for earth.
They were told that there might be such people even among the natives and that they should form a close relationship with such a person should they encounter him.
Hence, the whole area was filled with exceeding peace and harmony.
In outer space, Yang Xuan was so enraged that he was about to cough up blood. What had he done? This was equal to giving that native brat a huge hand so that everyone would think of has a heaven’s chosen.
From here on out, that brat’s life would likely be smooth sailing with all parties trying to rope him in.
“Goddammit!” He couldn’t help but spout some curses. He hated himself. What the hell had just happened?!
Chu Feng was an imposter, but he was incidentally made out to be a heaven’s chosen due to Yang Xuan. “Was there any justice left in this world?” Yang Xuan truly wanted to roar out loudly.
At the same time, he recalled an even more important matter. Back then, his race had indeed mentioned certain matters regarding the heaven’s chosen.
They believed that, if such a person appeared among the natives, they must be the first to rope him in and form a good relationship. After all, the natives were the most accepted by the will of the planet.
Yang Xuan remembered quite clearly that he had personally advised his saintess clan sister that she should put down her pride and form an alliance with such a person.
“F*ck!” He simply couldn’t endure anymore. He wanted to curse himself because he felt that he had dug up a big pit for his saintess sister.
And this pit was incomparably large! Chapter 417: Revered
Translator: Alsey Editor: Chrissy
Near the Revered Eight Trigrams Furnace, the soil was light purple and had a slight metallic luster. As there were often fires, naturally, there were no trees; however, the area was by no means devoid of life.
Chu Feng was suspended in mid-air, his body like that of a glass, golden god, clear and clean. Accompanied by a treasured radiance, his body was filled with an explosive power. It was a truly wonderful feeling.
He stretched his limbs and the vitality flowed through his body like the sea. With a gentle wave of his hand, he brought a massive brown boulder to the palm of his hand, rested it there, and then suddenly hurled it away.
It broke the sound barrier and disappeared, leaving behind only mist in the air.
The many people nearby were all shocked, feeling the terror behind the power of a single throw-a boulder weighing tens of thousands of kilograms was thrown away just like that!
Both the evolved creatures of the Earth and beings of the outer-realm were in shock.
At their level of evolution, it wasn’t that they couldn’t lift it, but rather to throw it like this and have it disappear into the depths of the mountains it… it was truly shocking.
After all, this was no mere sandbag. No, it was a boulder weighing tens of thousands of kilograms, thrown away without leaving so much as a trace. It was quite frightening!
It was said that Buddha could hurl an elephant… but it was nothing like this.
Chu Feng was satisfied, having experienced the strength and power of his own body. While in a trance, he felt as though he could lift up mountains and subdue an ancient dragon.
Suddenly, Chu Feng, carried by a pair of energy light wings, flew away at a blazing speed. Surging with holy light, he crossed in front of a rocky mountain with his light wings spraying out energy essence.
The mountain was cut in half and fell.
The light wings were brilliant and built with energy. They were like a heavenly sword, breaking the mountain in two.
With a swoosh, Chu Feng flew back and landed on the ground.
His waist was no longer emitting light, and the pair of energy wings had disappeared. It was only a manifestation of the intense energy from his kidney area and not real wings.
There was a slight fragrance on Chu Feng’s body; it was still in metamorphosis and his cellular activities were still strengthening. His entire body was luminous and clean.
The area was quite lively, and many people crowded forward to warmly greet Chu Feng.
“Brother Chu Feng’s power is amazing! No wonder you’re always creating miracles.” Qi Honglin, a senior researcher from the Pre-Qin Research Institute, appeared with a smile on his face.
Many people had complicated looks on their faces, especially those from the corporations, for they knew that Chu Feng’s rise was overwhelming-he had evolved to the ninth level of the shackled realm!
One had to know that the descenders whom most of the corporations rely on were nothing more than this; the heights they reach couldn’t even compare to this.
Not only that, they could see that Chu Feng, at the ninth level of the shackled realm, was far superior to those at the same level and would have little trouble suppressing the experts at the tenth level of the shackled realm.
This made their hearts stir like waves in the ocean!
Just what kind of abomination was this? Before this, he was already capable of contending against those stronger than him. Now, he would be even more extraordinary!
Their feelings of loss soon disappeared because even a group of extraterrestrials had surrounded and started talking with Chu Feng. They were very enthusiastic.
Some beings from the outer-realms came to invite Chu Feng to meet the saintesses and divine sons behind them.
Earth’s evolvers were visibly moved. Teams led by the divine sons were positively terrifying-after all, they did come from an incredibly strong orthodoxy from the outer-realms.
“Brother Chu Feng, I am Huang Tong of the Alpha Galaxy…”
An imposing being with the face of a lion and the body of a human began chatting with Chu Feng. He possessed a long mane and was smiling as he used broken Earth language to introduce himself.
Some descenders were visibly shocked upon hearing mention of the Alpha galaxy. The beings of the Alpha Galaxy were well known for their strength and high evolutionary levels.
“On behalf of my host, the Golden Divine Son, we invite you to visit a place deep in Mount Lu,” Huang Tong stated politely. Although his appearance looked very rough and wild, his mind was very delicate and gentle.
Nearby, some extraterrestrials secretly sighed in understanding. That Golden Divine Son had really come after all!
Among these descenders, some had come from other forces the Alpha Galaxy, while others were evolvers who had visited other realms of the Alpha Galaxy.
One look at their expressions revealed just how powerful the Golden Divine Son was.
Chu Feng estimated that this person certainly could not leave the folded space; his evolutionary level was too high.
A girl in purple clothes quickly approached. She was young, around 20 years old or so at most. She had a soft and graceful figure, a kind of classical beauty with a sweet smile.
Her Earth language was fairly standard, enabling her to communicate with Chu Feng. She introduced herself in a pleasant voice. Her name was Ye Lan.
“In earth terms, I’m from an extragalactic system near the area of Andromeda.”
Ye Lan continued to smile as she discussed Andromeda with Chu Feng, eventually inviting him to meet with a fairy.
The fairies from Andromeda hadn’t yet left the folded space behind Mount Hua, but they had always paid attention to the outside world.
Several people were moved. There was a powerful vital planet in the Andromeda area and its reputation was known throughout space.
The fairies from Andromeda were extraordinarily talented, and it was impossible to refuse them.
At this time, Chu Feng was already surrounded by three or four messengers of the divine sons, of goddesses… it was truly amazing.
There were many outer-realm descenders, and they couldn’t all have the backing of queens or divine sons. The ordinary evolutionary sects made up the vast majority, and at this moment, many of them were gathered here.
Actually, Chu Feng felt suspicious throughout this entire process. What was with these people? Why were they being so enthusiastic over nothing? He was already prepared to do battle.
One had to know that he had beaten up extraterrestrials along the way. But now, he was actually seeing some familiar faces! Even those that he had beaten mercilessly were now here today, enthusiastically joining in the commotion.
He was at a loss for words, and even a little bit dumbfounded.
There were divine sons inviting him for a meeting and saintesses extending him olive branches-it all seemed somewhat fishy.
Of course, this state did not last long since, after all, this area was full of people. Chu Feng heard some comments and learned unexpectedly that he had, for some inexplicable reason, become a heaven’s chosen one.
Chosen one my a*s! He was dumbstruck. All of this, just because that silver light fell and entangled him.
However, since these outer-realm beings were so enthusiastic and wanted to associate with him, he naturally wouldn’t voluntarily pluck the halo from atop his head.
In outer space, Yang Xuan stood there feeling very uncomfortable, because he looked around and found that this native brat had, in the end, taken to the role of the Heaven’s Chosen One like a fish takes to water. He was being revered and surrounded by people.
At Mount Zhijin, Chu Feng became more calm and natural. He would happily talk with those from all walks of life, promising to take them to the depths of the famed mountains to visit the divine sons and saintesses one by one.
At this time, an Imperial bell rang out as a chariot arrived not to far away… This was quite out of the ordinary.
The carriage’s purple body, enshrouded in a dense fog, was crafted from a type of rare metal. Originally, it was a top grade material used for casting weapons, yet it had been used to cast this vehicle.
Pulling the cart was a beast similar to a horse, but its body was covered in a layer of glistening silver scales and with a single horn growing out of its forehead…
“Interesting, a unicorn with some quasi-divine beast blood,” observed the lion man Huang Tong.
The driver of the chariot was a mutant with eight severed shackles. The man, looking to be around 30-years-old drove the chariot over slowly and confidently…
“This unicorn with sacred animal blood is still quite young, yet it’s already severed the ninth shackle. Not bad. Given the opportunity, the blood could be further purified,” said the Andromeda fairy Ye Lan, nodding her head.
Obviously, their planet was very prosperous, and the local flora and fauna were more widely known. As such, they knew this kind of creature possessed the blood of a quasi-divine beast.
The members of the corporations changed their countenance, and the people who rushed to the car tore the eighth shackle. Shockingly, it was actually the creature that was the ninth shackle-quite surprising at this stage.
In fact, Earth’s native evolvers were all in awe.
The man who drove the chariot was by no means the owner. No, he was just responsible for driving it. However, he was quite confident and even filled with a touch of pride while facing the crowd of earth’s native evolvers.
He did not stop even when the chariot arrived at the crowded area. Instead, he continued toward the crowd, forcing people on the road to hurriedly make way.
However, when he happened upon a group of outer-realm beings, he was no longer so confident. He stopped the chariot and jumped out.
He smiled and greeted the descenders with a pleasant attitude.
“Is Chu Feng here?” He had come for Chu Feng.
Just like that, everyone knew he had come from the Penglai Immortal Island.
The Earth’s evolvers were moved. They were familiar with the myths and legends of this island, but they had no idea it actually existed. And yet, here was proof.
No wonder this driver had been so self-assured, not bothering to stop for the crowd and instead drove on through.
As for the beings of the outer-realms, they were quite calm.
“My family’s young master asked me to come find the domain researcher Chu Feng. He would very much like to meet him,” the middle-aged man named Chen Rui explained.
He ignored the native evolvers, and yet he embraced the outer-realm entities with a smile on his face.
This greatly upset Chu Feng.
While he was at the True Dragon’s Lair of the Eastern Sea, Chu Feng had encountered a person from the Penglai Immortal Island. Back then, the dragoness had explained to him that these people were considered themselves the orthodox lineage.
“Why is he looking for me?” Chu Feng questioned.
Mu Chengxue’s sword hummed softly. The gentle moonlight shone down, and it carried an overwhelming killing Qi as it pierced at Xiao Chen. Xiao Chen currently had his hands full; he could not dodge this attack.
In fact, Xiao Chen did not plan to dodge. He merely continued to focus on making hand seals to control the growth of the Wukui Tree.
The wind from the sword somewhat pained Xiao Chen’s cheeks. The tip of the sword was now ten meters away from him.
A jade pendant on Xiao Chen’s chest lit up with resplendent light. A formless shield encased him. This was the Secret Treasure he had won at the auction.
When Mu Chengxue’s full power attack struck the shield, the barrier reflected thirty percent of its force back at him. The force knocked him back, and he vomited a mouthful of blood.
After the shield withstood the strike, it slowly started to shatter. After Xiao Chen completed his hand seals, he turned and chased after Mu Chengxue.
The Wukui Tree behind Xiao Chen had completely formed. Countless roots extended throughout Ji Changkong’s body and meridians. They locked him in place, causing him enough pain that he wished he was dead. No matter how he struggled, it was useless.
Mu Chengxue wiped his mouth clear of blood as he watched Xiao Chen leap over. He smiled coldly, and the moonlight on his sword started to ripple.
The surrounding space began to blur. As Xiao Chen flew through the air, the distance between him and Mu Chengxue appeared infinite; there was no way for him to get near.
“Now that I used a Holy Weapon and changed the natural laws to create a small realm, let’s see how you break it. There are now more than a thousand kilometers between us; you can forget about catching me.”
Mu Chengxue’s voice resonated throughout the space. It sounded as if he were very close, yet so far away.
Xiao Chen smiled faintly and said, “I have said it before; as long as you haven’t comprehended the natural laws yourself, changing the natural laws is useless in front of absolute power.”
“Listening to the Sword!” Xiao Chen shouted, and a light flashed on the Lunar Shadow Saber. Its snow-white blade turned pitch-black, showing off its sharpness wantonly; it had turned into a true Heavenly Weapon.
Wukui Breaks the Heavens can even break the heavens; your measly natural laws are nothing before it!
An ancient divine tree rapidly manifested above Xiao Chen. Thunder roared in the sky above the drill grounds. He exhibited the state of thunder to its limits.
A bolt of lightning descended from the sky; the sound was ear-splitting. The growth of the divine tree completed. A resplendent light appeared on Xiao Chen’s saber.
The light extended quickly, heading toward Mu Chengxue. Screw the natural laws of heaven and earth; with the aid of the state of massacre and the Heavenly Weapon, everything shall break!
The moonlight on Mu Chengxue’s sword dimmed. The beam of light struck his chest in an instant; it was even faster than the blink of an eye.
The crowd in the spectator stands only saw a flash of light. Then, Mu Chengxue was thrown into the distant sky, disappearing from everybody’s sight.
Before Xiao Chen could catch a breath, he immediately felt a cold Qi spreading quickly through the drill ground.
Duanmu Qing had completely dodged the fast Purple Thunder True Fire and currently executed her own sure-kill techniques.
“Boom! Boom! Boom!”
The cold Qi on the ground quickly gathered and formed a huge ice prison, encasing the entire arena. In an instant, the people outside could only see a thick wall of ice; they could not see what occurred inside.
Within the ice prison, a pitch-black saber rested against Duanmu Qing’s neck. Xiao Chen wiped off the blood from the corner of his mouth and said indifferently, “Give up. I still have one of my Wukui Saber Techniques that I have not executed yet. You do not stand a chance.”
The instant the ice prison formed, Xiao Chen executed the Azure Dragon Cloud Soaring Art to its peak and executed the Azure Dragon Tail Whip. Right as Duanmu Qing was about to unleash her sure-kill technique, he rushed over and placed his saber on her neck.
After a moment of silence, the ice-attributed energy in Duanmu Qing’s hands faded. The ice prison immediately melted. Her white hair returned to black.
There were no traces of blood in Duanmu Qing pale complexion. A look of fatigue flashed in her eyes. She said softly, “Actually, from the very start, you had won. Duanmu Qing’s skills are not up to par. From here on, the grudges between the Duanmu Clan and you are at an end.”
After Duanmu Qing spoke, she slowly walked out of the drill grounds. After a while, a figure descended from the sky and landed heavily on the ground. That figure bounced on the ground a few times miserably before stopping.
This was Mu Chengxue, previously thrown into the sky by the Wukui Breaks the Heavens.
Mu Chengxue had already suffered injuries. When he fell from several thousand meters, he sustained further injuries. He could not even speak. Blood obscured his vision; he was in an extremely tragic state.
The entire drill grounds fell completely silent. Xiao Chen fought against three but still obtained victory. Earlier, he defeated the Holy Land’s disciples; then, he defeated the disciples of the various noble clans.
From the start, he did not stop to rest. All of his opponents were not only strong, but they were also all outstanding talents of their regions.
However, this white-robed bladesman had defeated them all. No one was his match, even when they fought three against one.
After his battle, Xiao Chen’s name would shake the world. He would become the strongest person in the younger generation of the Great Qin Nation.
Xiao Chen was the true main character of today’s event. Even the glory of Leng Liusu, who became a peak Inferior Grade Martial King, paled in comparison.
Many people felt excited. Perhaps after many years, they could witness a legend’s rise to glory.
As Xiao Chen walked, he stepped on the ice in the arena, the shards crunching under his feet.
Every step Xiao Chen took gave him a headache. However, he needed to move forward. There were some things he had to clear up with the person laying on the ground. He had to force this person’s words from his own mouth!
Mu Chengxue, who was on the ground, had blurry vision and could not stop coughing. When he heard footsteps, he wanted to struggle to stand. However, a scabbard forced him back to the ground.
“You once said: the higher you fly, the harder you will fall. Looking at you now, I do not doubt these words. Thank you for reminding me; I will always remember this. I will never let myself succumb to the danger of falling.”
When Mu Chengxue heard this, he coughed violently. However, he laughed mournfully in his heart. He, how had fallen from the sky, now completely understood the meaning of these words.
Perhaps I should not have made enemies with this person. There are some people who are destined to rise. Even if you can pull them down temporarily, you would only become a stepping stone for them, allowing them to fly higher.
“Xiao Chen managed to defeat all of them; how unexpected.”
“First he defeated the Holy Land disciples with four palms. Then he defeated the noble clan heirs. No one can defend against his sharpness. No one within the younger generation is a match for him.”
“Our Great Qin Nation is the weakest among the five nations. This time we might have a demonic genius.”
After the silence, the crowd in the spectator stands exploded into chatter. They were all excited; their discussions were unending.
Only the other side, where Liu Ruyue and the others watched. Liu Ruyue smiled sincerely as she quickly walked over to Xiao Chen.
At this point, all the noble clan elders on the platform were sullen. They could not take him down in this fight. This Xiao Chen might be the shadow in their hearts in this life.
They had such a talented opponent; merely thinking about it made them fearful, frustrating them.
However, the most frustrated person was none other than Song Que. Currently, he was very depressed. He originally thought that it was a dead end for Xiao Chen. Yet, he had survived. Furthermore, his fame even grew.
No, this brats strength is already sufficient to threaten me. We have a death grudge between us. He will definitely come back and seek revenge.
Song Que’s expression was hesitant as if he mulled over a difficult decision.
I will just kill him. He is currently at his weakest; this is the best opportunity. He is no longer a Heavenly Saber Pavilion disciple. With my status as Peak Master, I can avoid the death penalty.
Thinking of this, a murderous intent appeared in Song Que’s eyes. As he looked at Liu Ruyue, whose back faced him as she walked, and the defenseless Xiao Chen, he tightly clenched his fist.
Song Que shouted and used his remaining arm as a saber. He carried a sharp killing Qi and leaped toward Xiao Chen.
When the smiling Liu Ruyue saw the berserk Song Que, her expression immediately changed. She called out loudly, “Xiao Chen, watch out!”
Xiao Chen felt the assault of the killing Qi. He wanted to execute the Azure Dragon Cloud Soaring Art and dodge. However, he discovered that he had run dry of Essence. There was nothing left. He felt alarmed.
Liu Ruyue quickly flew over and took the strike for Xiao Chen, a strike powered by Song Que’s peak Martial King Cultivation realm.
The difference in strength between an Inferior Grade Martial King and peak Martial King was vast. Furthermore, Song Que had stored power for a long time to execute this strike.
Liu Ruyue vomited a mouthful of blood and felt excruciating pain in her chest as she flew back.
Xiao Chen’s expression suddenly fell. He rushed to catch Liu Ruyue and checked her pulse. He sent in a strand of Spiritual Sense and discovered her heart vessels had shattered and her lifeforce quickly faded.
The situation’s sudden change shocked everyone. They did not expect such a development.
“Xiao Chen, Don’t…be rash.” Liu Ruyue collapsed in Xiao Chen’s arm. She was frail and pale.
It was like a bolt of lightning had struck Xiao Chen’s mind. His eyes turned scarlet and the scarlet throne in his sea of consciousness trembled. Scarlet strands of the state of massacre extended out.
When Xiao Chen looked back, he discovered that Song Que was still not willing to let go and rapidly headed for him. He was determined to kill Xiao Chen.
Xiao Chen’s heart turned cold and killing intent filled his entire body. The Azure Dragon tattoo on his right arm started moving. A horrifying energy accumulated.
After a while, that realistic looking tattoo started to move. A realistic Azure Dragon circled Xiao Chen’s arm.
A dragon roar shook the earth. The white clouds in the sky separated. The Holy Might of an ancient Holy Beast spread throughout the drill grounds. Song Que’s expression massively shifted mid-rush. Song Que only felt a surging Holy Might pressing on him, like a small mountain weighing on his body. His Martial Spirit trembled, and his Essence became chaotic. His legs stopped listening to him.
Before Song Que could react, the Azure Dragon struck. The clothes on his upper body ripped, and a large bloody hole appeared in his chest; he flew back a hundred meters.
The Azure Dragon circled and returned to Xiao Chen’s arm. It was now very dim; only a faint image remained.
On the platform, the previously silent Elder Yan’s expression changed greatly when he saw the azure-colored true dragon. He was startled. Azure Dragon Martial Spirit… How could it be the Azure Dragon Martial Spirit?
[TL note: The flood dragons are not considered true dragons. Something like a close relative but not as powerful.]
Xiao Chen took a few steps and walked over to the severely injured Song Que. His eyes were scarlet and his face sullen as he lifted Song Que.
“Song Que, I have no grudges with you. You are a peak Martial King, yet you tried to kill me over and over again. I have endured you until today, and still, you refuse to let me go.” Xiao Chen shouted as he grabbed Song Que’s collar.
“Don’t kill me. I am the Biyun Peak Master. If you kill me, you will die as well,” Song Que said with a horrified expression. The fear in his heart made him give up all of his pride.
“Xiao Chen, stop!” The First Elder Jiang Chi tried to stop him. No matter what, Song Que was still a Peak Master of the Heavenly Saber Pavilion. They could not let him die at the hands of an outsider.
Xiao Chen ignored Jiang Chi and simply punched with his right hand, crushing Song Que’s brain.
Liu Ruyue’s heart vessels had shattered in place of Xiao Chen’s. Regardless of whoever begged for mercy, he must kill this person.
A red light flashed on the platform. It was a palm strike moving toward Xiao Chen with lightning speed.
“Old Fogey, try moving further forward and see what happens,” a tender voice warned.
Right as Elder Yan’s palm was about to strike Xiao Chen, a fiery-red meteor suddenly descended from the sky.
When looking carefully, it was a golden spear. Coiling around the spear was a golden dragon made of a pure, golden flame.
Sensing the danger, Elder Yan immediately froze. When he clearly saw what it was, his expression changed, “Sub-Divine Weapon, Grand Imperial Spear, and complete Dragon Fire? Is the Qin Emperor here?”
Retreat! Elder Yan retreated without hesitation. He moved with incredulous speed. However, the spear tightly followed him.
Everywhere the spear passed, a visible black hole appeared, tearing space apart. The Dragon Flame circling the spear burned fiercely, making the black hole grow larger.
My life is over; why can’t I escape from this spear? Elder Yan wondered despondently.
Just as Elder Yan despaired, a ripple suddenly appeared in space. Elder Luo, leading seven people from the Reincarnation Well, manifested.
Elder Luo pushed aside Elder Yan and gently used a finger to stop the Grand Imperial Spear that tore space apart so easily. A formless shockwave radiated from below his feet.
Elder Luo caused the boundless force of the spear to vanish, demonstrating strong control.
Ying Yue descended from the sky and stretched out her hand, snatching back the Grand Imperial Spear.
“How do you come to that conclusion? What if the lock was placed by Ming Yi?”
“They were only a group of three, locking the gate is meaningless.” Qing Shui rubbed his chin. “Only if there are large amount of people staying in here would locking the door be effective to prevent an attack on the people. Otherwise, they can just hide anywhere convenient. It makes no sense to lock the door. Do you know what this suggests?”
“What does it suggest?” Chang shook his head with chagrin. “Just tell me the conclusion next time. I am not smart as you, and I can barely answer your questions.”
“I too was actually asking myself when I was asking you.” Qing Shui climbed the wall, and continued to talk to himself, “If there are more than 100 people living in here, it means it is easier to survive in Zhengzhou than in Kaifeng. You just can’t find a big group of people living in a school in Kaifeng. In fact, the environment is too harsh for any human to survive, except under the shelter of the military base. I am pretty sure the ecology of Zhengzhou is more beneficial to humans than to other species.”
“Well, that sounds like a good news.” Said Chang. “Rare good news.”
While they were talking, Qing Shui had climbed to the top of the wall. As he found a stable position, Chang handed over Pangzi’s body to Qing Shui so that they could go behind the wall altogether.
“I got him.” Qing Shui jumped off the wall with Pangzi on his back.
Chang’s climb looked effortless as he climbed and jumped over like a cat.
“How do we find them though?” The campus seemed empty. Perhaps it was because it was dark, but they had found no trace of life.
“The grass! Someone walked here before, if they weren’t Ming Yi’s, then it must be someone else’s.” Qing Shui asked Chang to carry Pangzi again. He then pointed at a spot under the light as he said, “As long as we can find a human, that means we are one step closer. We just need to follow these foot tracks.”
“There is a trace? Are you sure?” Chang looked down at the grass, but he couldn’t spot any differences.
“You probably can’t tell, just follow me.”
“Hmm..” Chang caught up with Qing Shui and tried to crack a joke. “If you had such a keen ability of observation before the red fog, then I think you would have made a good private detective.”
“I don’t think so. Even if I had this ability, I would still be a teacher. I like teaching.” Qing Shui picked up the topic as he said, “But you all would never be able to cheat. I would have caught you right away. Hahahaha.”
“Uh…” Chang sunk back into silence, “I don’t know what to say about your joke…”
Qing Shui nodded expressionlessly to end the conversation and continued to be the guide.
They soon approached a building, and Chang and Qing Shui worked together to find an entrance. Not long after, they found a modified room with windows sealed by wood. The door was reinforced to resist any potential attack. It was obvious that these could have only been modified by a human.
“Here it is.” Qing Shui’s knuckles drummed on the door insistently.
“Who is that?” A voice of vigilance sneaked through the door immediately.
“We’re just passing by here. Can we stay for a night? We are looking for someone.” Qing Shui shouted.
His words caused a burst of disturbance in the room, soon after, a familiar voice asked, “Mr. Li? is that you?”
It was Ming Yi who spoke. The door was opened from the inside, asMing Yi revealed himself from the dark.
“Chang! Mr. Li! Come on in.”
“This is our day, isn’t it?” The flashlight in Qing Shui’s hand illuminated the room.
Other than Ming Yi, there were another 7 or 8 figures lying on the ground, covered by blankets. All of them were so thin that they seemed emaciated with sallow faces. They looked like refugees in a famine. Chang glanced at them one by one. It was easy enough to tell that they were students. The sudden arrival of the red fog probably blocked their way back home. Loneliness and fear kept them together, but it seemed like they would soon starve to death.
“How did you get in?” Although they were grasping for their last breath, their mental guards were never put down.
“Wasn’t too hard. I shared some of my food with them, and they let me in for exchange.” Ming Yi walked to the other end of the classroom to keep some distance with the students. “Of course, we had disputes and they are still unfriendly. But that shouldn’t be bothering us as we will be leaving tomorrow. Let’s not talk about them, I am just so happy to see you back. You guys did it, you rescued Pangzi!” Ming Yi smiled with joy.
“It’s true that we rescued him, but the openings on his body with the spider eggs could kill him. I don’t know how to deal with them.” Chang placed Pangzi on the table and asked, “How is Jing?”
“She is over there.” Jing lay on one of the desks. “She is better, but still in coma.”
“Good to hear that. Alright, let’s think about how we can get rid of these spider eggs.” Chang made sure Pangzi was lying comfortably. He tried to gently squeeze out some green spider eggs from Pangzi’s arm. The stickiness felt awful in his hand. Chang felt slightly desperate as he turned to Qing Shui and said, “How are we going to clean out the spider eggs? There are so many!” Chapter 75: Goodbye
Translator: Letty Editor: DarkGem
“I have no idea either.” Qing Shui examined all the openings on Pangzi. “The spiders have laid eggs on him one by one, which means that, at this moment, we can only do the same – clean them one after the other. It could be done faster if we had equipment but we don’t have anything on hand now.”
“But there are so many… and we don’t even have alcohol for sanitizing.” Chang gripped the edge of a table as powerlessness and hopelessness surged within him. “If we rinse the openings by water, he’ll get infected, and we can’t use our fingernails to dig them out either.”
“I guess the only thing we can do today is to clean out those that are on the surface; we’ll have to figure out how to deal with the rest tomorrow.” Qing Shui pinched a pile of spider eggs and threw them on the ground.
“Don’t throw them on the ground! What if they hatch?” the students immediately spoke out against Qing Shui.
“Don’t worry, they can’t hatch successfully without proper temperature.” Qing Shui kept working without taking the students’ concerns into mind.
There were more than a hundred of openings on Pangzi, and the size of the spider eggs were as little as red beans. It was already challenging to clean the surface. Chang and Qing Shui were very cautious, making sure that no openings were torn further. But at the same time, they also needed to be careful that their fingers didn’t touch the openings directly. All of this resulted in the task of cleaning out the spider eggs being very time consuming.
Later, Ming Yi and the other soldier joined. Together the four of them spent more than two hours to roughly clean the surface. By the end, their eyes were drooping and they were on the verge of collapsing. It had been such a long day.
The trek through the jungle had been full of danger. From the moment they stepped in, their nerves had never loosened. Countless times they barely slipped away from the sickle of death; the pressure they took on would have crushed anyone’s mind before the red fog.
They had fought to come to this place, 80 kilometers away from Kai Feng, and finally upon relaxing, the last stream of strength slipped away.
“Hey bro, I am sorry, this is the best I can do today… I am just too tired now.” Chang leaned against the desk. “I can’t even hold my eyes open now… Are you feeling better?”
“Uh…uh…” Pangzi struggled to utter some sound. His tongue was still stiff even if his condition had improved compared to two hours ago.
“I am glad to hear that.” Chang grinned feebly.
“Uh…uh…” Pangzi once again tried to say something but only his eyes talked with turbid tears.
“Man… What are you talking about?” Qing Shui teased Pangzi. “Can’t even tell what you are talking from your lip movements, so just sleep now. We’ll figure something out tomorrow, okay?”
“Tomorrow…” Like a computer running out of power, Chang fell asleep while still sitting.
Qing Shui was quick to follow Chang’s example when he sat down beside him.
The classroom was extremely comfortable compared to the places they had gone through, and the two soldiers’ heads drooped as well. They went lower and lower, then completely collapsed onto the ground.
The students gradually relaxed as they saw the four threats lose their consciousness.
The air cooled down as the time approached midnight.
Chang slept so deeply that he relaxed his guard completely. Still, at one point he became aware of some vague movement nearby. His body told him to lift his eyelids, but the drowsiness knocked him back to the dreamworld. As far as he knew, the noise he heard didn’t move closer to him, so he gave up this meaningless struggle and returned to the state of deep sleep.
He didn’t wake up until the sun turned the black world to scarlet.
“Qing Shui…” The first person he noticed when he regained conscious was his teacher, then Pangzi who was lying in a pool of blood.
“Pangzi is dead.” Standing in front of the corpse, Qing Shui murmured, “It was all my fault. I didn’t notice anything about him changing his mind.”
“What are you talking about?” Heart sinking, Chang stood up in a haste. “He was doing good yesterday, he can’t be dead!”
“It was suicide.” Qing Shui stood aside to reveal the tragedy. There was a deep cut in the throat that had caused excessive blood loss. And there was a knife clenched in Pangzi’s hand.
“Why? Why would he do that?” Chang was on the verge of having a mental breakdown, his hands shook uncontrollably.
“He left a letter to us.” Qing Shui handed Chang a piece of blood-stained paper.
The piece of paper was ripped off a textbook. The handwritten characters were mostly squiggles; apparently, Pangzi had not recovered by the time he wrote this letter. Chang flattened the wrinkled paper and read with mixed emotions.
“Brother Chang, Mr. Li, this is my letter to you. By the time you will be reading this, I would probably have died already. I want to tell you so much but I’m no good at expressing my feelings on paper. Therefore, I think, ‘Thank you’ are the words that I want to say the most. I made this decision on my own and, please, don’t feel bad for me. To be honest, I have been thinking about leaving you guys; after all, I was always a burden along the way, taken care of and protected. Thank you. Without you, I would have died alone somewhere at the very beginning. I knew I was such a useless person but I was too afraid to be left behind at the same time.”
“I wanted to gain some sort of ability to help out but we all know it is a rare event. We can’t just have all the luck that we pray for. So, I blamed myself for being a coward.”
“The moment I saw you come back, I was in tears already; I have prepared to die when I was caught in the spider web. When I think about putting myself in your shoes, I would probably have made a different decision. Therefore, thank you, and I will never forget what you have done for me. Taking this into considerion, I am braver than before. Thus, I decided that the burden, I, must be dropped.”
“I am not sublime nor altruistic, the reason behind my decision is simple fear. When you were getting me out from the spider webs, I saw how the other victim had suffered. I don’t want to be like her; it was so painful to look at. I would rather die with a sleek slice of a knife. Please, please, don’t feel sorry for me! I know it better than anyone, I cannot be saved. Some of the eggs are in my bloodstream; the slightest itchiness constantly reminds me of how close I am to becoming her.”
“I can’t wait for the morning. In fact, there must already be spiders hatched in my body.”
“I really appreciate that you didn’t leave me behind in the jungle, but now, allow me do die in peace. It was my pleasure, to meet you, Chang and Mr. Li. I have no regrets now. Thank you.”
“By the way, brother Chang.”
“Do you remember teasing me before, saying that you’d make my finger bone into a pendant if I died? It is about the time you made it real; give me a chance to stay with you, become your lifelong brother. Please, whenever you want to give up, think of me. The least you can do is live for me.”
The paper wasn’t large enough to contain words that Pangzi wanted to tell, and at the corner of the wrinkled paper Chang found the last sentence skewed.
“Lastly… If Jing asks where I went, I beg of you, please don’t tell her I suicided. I don’t want her to be sad for me. Just tell her I found my family.”
His signature was right beside the sentence: Shiyu Li (Pangzi), September 14th, 2014.
Chang repressed his sobs. He closed his eyes but they trembled rapidly under his eyelids. The corpse had begun to perish, so he sliced off its index finger and placed it into his pocket.
“How selfish of him to commit suicide… How could he do that?”
“He didn’t want to be a burden to us.” Qing Shui was expressionless, but the corners of his eyes had become watery.
“Let’s fulfill his last wish, the cremation. He will be free from these torture filled days.”
Chang picked up Jing with one hand and dragged Pangzi with the other. He tottered out of the classroom.
Qing Shui stared at Chang’s back and silently wiped off the tear that was about to fall.
He woke Ming Yi and the other soldier.
“Wake up! We should be leaving.”
“Leaving for where?”
“The research institute.”
Pangzi (Shiyu Li) – Pangzi is often a nickname for those who are chubby, it is named after a person’s physical appearance. It is a common practice to name after a chubby person in a Chinese novel as Pangzi as Chubbiness is their most noticeable feature. Pangzi’s real name Shiyu, means rain that comes in time. Chapter 76: Department of Biology and Genetic Engineering
Translator: Letty Editor: DarkGem
Chang dragged Pangzi’s body to the street, wandering around until he found an abandoned vehicle from which he snapped a section of a tube. He then siphoned the gasoline from the gas tank and poured the liquid onto Pangzi’s broken body.
While Pangzi was gradually covered by the gasoline, Qing Shui finally woke the soldiers up, and they walked out from the classroom together.
“He is dead?” askedMing Yi, gazing at Pangzi’s body and heaving a sigh.
Chang quietly asked for a lighter from Qing Shui, and a small flame was lit on the tip of the lighter. It then quickly fell onto Pangzi’s body.
The raging flame melted his body and burned the alien lives lurking in him.
“Let’s go,” Qing Shui said, after patiently waiting until the last bit of flame transformed into a stream of dark smoke. “Fortunately, he didn’t die in suffering.”
“You are right, this is the last thing I could feel happy about for him.” Chang turned away from the ashes of his dead friend. “Where is our next stop?”
“The research institute.” Qing Shui gazed toward the northwest. “I am really curious what human science and technology can do in this new world.”
“Where is the research institute?” asked Chang.
“There was a small village within Zhengzhou, called Xu Zhai. It was completely rebuilt seven years ago during an urban transformation project, and then they decided to use the land for the huge research institute.” Ming Yi tried hard to recall what he had heard from the captain. “It was for biology and genetic engineering. I had also heard that for the last seven years the government had built a lot of these research institutes in the suburbs. It started when they recorded the red fog for the first time. I think they must have known a lot about its secrets.”
“But they never foresaw that it would become a global phenomenon,” Qing Shui said, looking fixedly at the red sky. “Let’s see what they have in there!”
The sorrowful emotions were deeply buried and covered in Chang’s heart. He gently pinched the finger bone in his pocket before picking Jing up and putting her on his back. With Ming Yi’s guidance, they headed toward the northwest of the city.
As they went further, the change along the path became clearer. And it was quite different from what was in downtown Kaifeng.
The ecology around Xu Zhai was highly impacted by human activities; the plants seemed sluggish, and the grass was much shorter. Mutated animals were barely seen in this area; they even saw people wandering on the street to look for food. Apparently, it was much easier to survive in here than anywhere else, and wanderers didn’t seem to be worried about not having military protection.
“What a peaceful place!” Chang couldn’t help but exclaim.
“I didn’t stop?”
The truck driver’s blushing neck is thick:
“There is monitoring, I do not afraid of you?”
The arrival of Ye Qing, the traffic police and the three young men were shocked.
The silver Lagonda, and the Mercedes-Benz G65 behind Lagonda.
The door opened and walked down from the Mercedes-Benz. Two tall men, one meter and ninety-five, in a black suit and sunglasses.
The two big men appeared in the alley. They have a serious face that softens one’s legs.
The oversized suits, which are obviously custom-made, still can’t hide their explosive muscles.
The two great men stood behind Ye Qing, and the three loud-spoken young people immediately lost the voice.
These two guys who look like at the bodyguards are simply too gold-steel, and their fingers are thicker than carrots.
The truck driver did not indiscriminately say that it was BMW’s fault.
The truck driver seemed to have found the backbone of the heart.
He rushed to Ye Qing and whispered:
“The three young people don’t look like good people, maybe they are deliberately crashing the porcelain…”
But the traffic police do not want to admit it.
“The surveillance shows that it’s a small accident if it has to go to the accident handling center, let us negotiate and resolve it.”
“This gentleman, monitoring me, had immediately let the center transfer over and send it to my mobile phone.”
The traffic police rushed Ye Qing and nodded with some pleasing meaning was inside.
Faced with two very different statements, the truck driver almost choked and turned his eyes.
Before his boss spoke, he was busy with tuning and monitoring.
Two minutes later, the dispatch center adjusted the video over there.
The traffic police smiled and held the mobile phone to call the two men to watch the surveillance.
The monitoring screen is estimated to be a person in the dispatching center.
It is transmitted by mobile phone, and there was a slight jitter in the picture.
This does not prevent them from seeing things going through.
When the red light is on, the heavy truck carrying the Mechanical Colossus Type I have already stopped.
The BMW car in front no one did not know why she moved back two meters.
“Obviously, you are fully responsible.”
The traffic police said right now, and the people on the three BMW cars said:
“It is obvious that you were backing up, why do you want to rogue others?”
“Ouch-Ouch-Traffic Police Comrade, we may have confused at the time.”
The three young men stunned:
“Since the monitoring shows that we are responsible, then there is no need to say that we pay money. We do not take insurance. Driver master, how much do you think we have to pay you?”
The truck driver was a little overwhelmed, and the style of his face changed too fast.
Ye Qing let them lose a thousand dollars.
This kind of person is hated, but since they are all planning to pay money, Ye Qing is not too good to say anything.
After signing the word on the accident certificate, the three men ran into the BMW and ran away.
Ye Qing shook his head and signaled to the driver drove and continued to travel to Liangjiang City.
The black BMW 740, which was coming to the first intersection in front, turned, and then stopped aimlessly on the side of the road.
“Whoa, I am scared until the death, just the two bodyguards got off the car, I almost sat on the ground.”
The driver who drove the car kept his breath, his face looked lucky.
“I was scared, but fortunately they came late and didn’t see what we were doing.”
The co-pilot, the young man, took out two vial-sized plastic bottles from his pocket, and a bunch of small hooks and various plastic pieces to unlock the two plastic bottles.
“Put it all in. Without looking for the cap, I just found a lid with a lock, and I will open it. I will pour all the two bottles into it…”
“Pay attention to monitoring?…”
“Let’s take the photo, and we are going to drive the car to the side of the road…”
“When I don’t obstruct the traffic. I deliberately go farther away to ensure that there is no monitoring.”
The driver’s attention is also completely attracted.
“there no one.”
“That’s good, Zhang always confessed to our affairs, but you can’t do it.”
The young man driving the car took a small plastic bottle and read the label on the top:
“Corundum sand? What is this stuff for?”
The other two shook their heads, saying that they had never heard of the name.
Corundum sand is usually used for fine grinding in the industry.
This sharp-edged material is second only to diamond in hardness.
During the Second World War, many Nazi spies liked to pour corundum sand into the tank of the tank and armored vehicles when they were undermined.
Once the corundum sand enters the engine along the oil pipeline, the cylinder of the entire conveyor will be completely damaged and lose the maintenance value. (To be continued.) When Ye Qing arrived in Liangjiang City, it happened to be at 9:30.
At this point, Liangjiang City is holding a special event – Haitang Island Science and Technology Frontier Innovation Conference!
The name has a strong sense of science and technology.
In fact, Liangjiang City takes the lead in soliciting large enterprises and factories.
To solve the problem of flooding Haitang Island.
Which has been devastated during countless years, by means of science and technology?
The conference was selected in the planning and construction exhibition hall of Liangjiang City, and Ye Qing was also invited here.
Planning and construction of the rear of the exhibition hall, the second phase of the venue expansion is underway.
In the main exhibition hall, the two team leaders of the Mayor team are also here.
Not halfway out of the matter, Ye Qing does not need to come so early.
Coming early, Ye Qing visits those companies and factories to know what ideas have been suggested for flood control?
The Tianjiang River is endless, and the water level of the Tianjiang Rivers will increase rapidly during the summer rainy season.
This year, there was a flood in the upper reaches of the Tianjiang River.
There was not much rainfall in the lower reaches.
Haitang Island was not flooded.
Being flooded is the normal state, and no flooding is normal’s state.
The two governors want to fight against the wild power of nature.
Ye Qing said he was not curious to know hat it was wrong.
Into the science and technology innovation venue.
Ye Qing almost thought to enter the large indoor theme shooting club.
At a glance, how can it be a shield wall like a bunker?
Make his voice heard the deputy leader of the inspection team, Wu Qianyan waved.
“We met again, Mr. Ye.”
Wu Qianyan, the deputy head of the group, came over and shook hands with Ye Qing.
Then she introduced to a little man next to her:
“Mr. Mayor Qu, Mr. Ye is a heavy weapon at the helm.”
Qu Kangxin mayor is short, but the temperament of the body is not to be seen.
“Mr. Mayor, hello!”
“Mr. Ye, I didn’t expect that we would meet here.”
The young man who explained to the team leader suddenly turned around and smiled at Ye Qing.
Ye Qing did not expect so many acquaintances, the called Xu Tai is the vice president of Amano.
“I just went to the company yesterday, and I asked to discuss with the Behemoth Heavy Industry the cooperation of Mechanical Colossus Type I production…”
“Just yesterday in the company, the deputy general manager named Zhang Yutian seems to be bigger…”
“Do not like the attitude of Amano Heavy Industry. However, the scene to be done still needs to be done.”
After Ye Qing shakes hands with him, he asks where went the general, Zhang Zong.
“Zhang always comes for a while, does Ye always come to observe this technology frontier?”
Xu Tai is laughing, but he gives Ye Qing a feeling of dissatisfaction:
“This time the technology project of Haitang Island, is under Amano A lot of strength, Mr. Ye may wish to visit, and finally evaluate who has the most advantage?”
“That I wish you all the talents of Amano to win this first prize.”
Other cultivators would most likely have a headache.
“No, no, none of these work!”
A few hours later, Qin Nan opened his eyes and shook his head.
The ideas were not enough to fully utilize his potential.
Then, what should he do?
“The Martial Progenitor Realm begins by producing a Martial Seed, which will continuously absorb the Qi of the Heavens and Earth before sprouting and growing into a Martial Tree. Each zhang is equivalent to a layer of the Martial Progenitor Realm…”
Qin Nan murmured.
He revisited the principles of the Martial Progenitor Realm, and after muttering them over a hundred times, he suddenly came to a realization. If he were planning to walk a completely different path, the key would be the force of the Divine God of Battle in his body.
“What does everyone’s Martial Progenitor Realm look like?
“Everyone has their own Martial Tree, which can only reach thirteen zhang at most. I believe that’s what Shi Qingfan, Chen Zilai, and Sorceress Qian Qian have achieved.”
“That would be the regular path of Martial Progenitor Realm!”
“If I were to choose…”
Qin Nan repeated the words over and over again as if he had been put under a curse.
Days began to pass.
The sun and moon took turns replacing each other’s shifts, as the day and night rotated rapidly.
While many things were taking place in the Dragon Emperor Clan each day, apart from a few, most people entirely forgot about Qin Nan’s existence.
As if he had been abandoned in a little corner.
However, on a particular night!
Qin Nan’s eyes suddenly sprang open with a great look of excitement.
Those who worked hard would be rewarded in the end!
After spending days deriving a solution, Qin Nan had realized something important!
Everyone only had a single Martial Tree!
What if he were able to produce a second, third, or fifth Martial Tree?
If he somehow achieved that, it would completely topple the rules of cultivation. Imagine in a battle, when both sides were third-layer Martial Progenitor Realm, which meant his opponent had a three-zhang tall Martial Tree, but Qin Nan had two-or even five-Martial Trees, who would win in the end?
The outcome was obvious!
Most importantly, the others might have had similar thoughts before.
But, only he had a unique characteristic!
A single stream of the force of Divine God of Battle was incredibly powerful, easily surpassing the sacred force!
Meanwhile, ten thousand streams of sacred force would produce a Martial Seed!
So why couldn’t he use his force of the Divine God of Battle to produce a second Martial Seed?
“That will be it!”
Qin Nan’s eyes burned passionately.
He would have a second Martial Tree, or a third, or a fourth, or a fifth…
If it was possible, he would go for a hundred, or a thousand!
When that happened, he could shake the Heavens and Earth by himself! The night breeze blew as Qin Nan’s eyes glittered, “I’ve got the idea now, but the problem is, my cultivation is still at the Divine Battle Martial Sacred Realm. I would need the support of a great force in order to have a breakthrough to rank up to the Martial Progenitor Realm…”
This was indeed a difficult problem.
Even though Qin Nan’s Divine Battle Spirit was currently second-grade Tian ranked, it would take Qin Nan a long time just to accumulate enough Qi to rank up to the Martial Progenitor Realm.
Besides, Qin Nan was not taking the ordinary way.
“The cultivators of the Middle Continent would normally find blessed places at various forbidden areas to go into seclusion and have their breakthroughs.”
Qin Nan pondered.
Should he set out on a journey to look for one too?
Qin Nan recalled something all of a sudden, “How could I forget the Dao Origin Chamber?”
The Dao Origin Chamber was built by the Dragon Emperor Clan to accumulate an abundant supply of the purest Qi specifically for the disciples to rank up to the Martial Progenitor Realm.
After all, the Dragon Emperor Clan had too many disciples, thus it was impossible to let them all go on adventures when they were planning to rank up.
Qin Nan took out the All-Knowing Scroll and took a glimpse at its contents, “There are still ten days left before the Dao Origin Chamber is open. I should cultivate here at the Human Peak until then.”
After saying this, he closed his eyes.
The Divine Battle Spirit emerged from his back and unleashed a terrifying absorption force, covering an area with a circumference of a few dozen li, causing the surrounding Qi to rush toward him in an astonishing manner.
Qin Nan’s aura began to pulsate as well.
Time swiftly passed. Ten days were gone relatively quickly.
Qin Nan opened his eyes and withdrew his aura, before leaving the Human Peak with a flicker.
The Dao Origin Chamber was located at the top of the Cultivation Peak.
On this particular day, apart from Qin Nan, there were many peak Martial Sacred Realm disciples who recently joined the Dragon Emperor Clan making their way here.
“So many people!”
Qin Nan stood at the foot of the mountain and glanced around with the left eye of the Divine God of Battle, leaving him astounded.
Apart from him, there were over thirty disciples at the place.
Following this, Qin Nan traveled past the halls and woods, before arriving at the place where the Dao Origin Chamber was located.
At the peak stood a dojo.
The dojo was not big, which only covered an area with a circumference of a hundred zhang. It was entirely purple in color, with giant statues of beasts placed around it, resulting in a sacred appearance.
Meanwhile, many disciples had already crowded onto the dojo, talking loudly with one another.
“I’m not sure if I will be able to acquire the top-tier spot this time!”
“Hehe, top-tier spot? In your dreams! There are only two of them!”
“You can’t say for sure, It all depends on your luck!”
The spots in the Dao Origin Chamber were classified into three ranks, which were the top-tier spots, middle-tier spots, and bottom-tier spots. In simple words, cultivating at the top-tier spots were more efficient than cultivating at the middle-tier or bottom-tier spots.
As for the allocation of the spots, it would be determined through a trial.
Qin Nan’s figure landed at the center of the dojo with a flicker.
The crowd raised their brows in astonishment.
Wasn’t this Qin Nan?
He was there too? Was he planning to rank up to the Martial Progenitor Realm?
At that instant, many disciples who were still having friendly discussions immediately withdrew their smiles as they glanced at Qin Nan with solemn expressions. They could not help but admit that this human disciple who was ranked two thousand and first during the Monarch Ranking Trial would be a powerful opponent for them.
“Yo, Qin Nan, you’re here too.”
A frivolous voice was heard.
Qin Nan and the crowd turned their heads toward the sound.
Xuan Yue wore an indifferent expression as he thoroughly unleashed his peak Martial Sacred Realm aura while walking toward Qin Nan with a hint of provocation.
“Why is he here too?”
“Damn it, he was already at the peak Martial Sacred Realm when he joined the clan. He’s definitely planning to rank up to the Martial Progenitor Realm.”
The crowd was uneasy after seeing both Qin Nan and Xuan Yue there.
The chance of them acquiring a better spot in the trial had dropped.
“Why can’t I be here if you’re here too?” Qin Nan calmly said.
“Is that what you think? I shall not waste my time with you. You’d better be careful once we enter the Dao Origin Chamber.” Xuan Yue stood firmly while his eyes emitted a cold flicker.
He still remembered the disgrace he had felt from being Qin Nan’s servant for a couple of days.
That was a complete humiliation!
How could the almighty Master Xuan Yue stand it?
He would surely teach Qin Nan a great lesson!
Although Xuan Yue was concerned about Qin Nan’s identity before this, that was no longer the case, as the chief had told him that he no longer needed to be Qin Nan’s servant. Furthermore, he would still make him a core disciple after two years.
Therefore, it was obvious that the chief had lost hope in Qin Nan.
Qin Nan glanced at Xuan Yue while his knuckles began to crack.
This guy was as disdainful as always. If I have the chance, I wouldn’t mind teaching him how to behave like a wolf.
The crowd was startled.
If these two were to fight against each other, their odds of acquiring a better spot would be higher.
Meanwhile, a powerful aura approached the dojo from the distance.
Qin Nan turned his head after being aware of it.
Moreover, Grandfather Tang could use this tactic to better understand the attitude of Northern City Clan. If Northern City Clan did not fight back and submit themselves to his mercy, that meant that they had nothing to do with the theft incidence at Tang Residence. Even if they knew something about it, it would likely be unimportant. However, if Northern City Clan acted aggressively to his attacks, and were desperate to escape, it meant that they were connected to the theft incidence.
Yet, even at that moment, Grandfather Tang was still skeptical of the information that Tang Yuan had provided: This clue, found by the infamous debauchees Jun Mo Xie, and Tang Yuan… is just not credible enough! No one else would believe it!
Sadly, I have only myself to blame, for taking things too far. But I am really desperate right now! Sigh, I will just think of this operation as helping the commoners get rid of some nuisance in the world. Catch a Tiger by the Tail However, if I were to find out that this is all because of those two douchebags trying to get even with each other… I will capture both Jun Mo Xie and Tang Yuan, and let them feel my wrath! Even Jun Zhan Tian cannot stop me! I will pummel Jun Mo Xie until he turns fat, and pummel Tang Yuan until he turns thin! Let their body be disfigured, for all I care!
Grandfather Tang’s face was extremely black and he gritted his teeth in silent fury.
As he watched the alley before him, sacks of tied up captives started to increase by the number. Grandfather Tang heaved in annoyance. He had already made up his mind to return home and teach the two douchebags a lesson: They have become too daring for their own good! The residence had been surrounded by half an hour already. Every single person that had tried to escape had been caught. Their inner Qi was sealed, their limbs were bound together, and they were gagged. The number of captives was rather significant, yet they remained meek and passive. Hence, Grandfather Tang believed that Northern City Clan was innocent; they had no connection with the theft of the Xuan Core.
That is no surprise. After all, what can this Northern City Clan actually do? Do they even have the guts to disturb the tiger whiskers of my Tang Family?
The experts from the Tang Family started to return, carrying fewer and fewer captives. The raid against the outskirts of Northern City Clan was done!
Grandfather Tang felt defeated. His face was twitching with annoyance as he cursed to himself: Tang Yuan! Jun Mo Xie! You two bastards! Senior will never forgive you! Both of you dare to coerce with each other and trick me into looking like a fool? I swear…
Grandfather Tang was not able to finish his thoughts because right at that moment, numerous silhouettes leaped out from behind the residential walls of the Northern City Clan. Each of them brandished their projectiles and fired. A torrential rain of projectiles begun to descend upon the experts from the Tang Family. Simultaneously, a war cry could be heard from behind the walls, and people started charging out from every single door of the residence! They were like an exploding grenade!
They had the balls to initiate war without stating their motive! They did not even intend to negotiate with Grandfather Tang! Not only that, all of them were running away as if their lives depended on it. It seemed like they were wishing that they were born with more than two legs so they could run even faster.
What does this mean?
Oh my god! This was such an intense reaction! Were they acting any differently from rebels? Grandfather Tang’s eyes were bulging in disbelief. The extreme turn of events had caused him to be overcome with shock for a moment. Grandfather Tang slapped his own thigh forcefully. The pain caused him to snap to attention. He was excited: There is going to be a show!
Exclamations of shock could be heard amongst the members of the ambush team from the Tang Family. The sudden change in scenario had all taken them by surprise. In addition, most of them were only at the Ninth Xuan Qi Level, which meant that they were still rather weak. Most of them had been hit by the projectiles and the injuries were not light. The uninjured men of the Tang Family scattered and lunged towards the members of Northern City Clan that were dashing out. The clanging of swords connecting from both sides rang throughout the night. Brilliant colors of purple, black, silver and gold lighted up the entire area, painting a spectacular scene.
It was as if the firing of the projectiles and the rushing out to fight by the Northern City Clan members had occurred simultaneously. Grandfather Tang’s eyes were wide open in surprise. His previous bleak expression had now changed into an excited one, and his hands were quivering agitatedly. A calm person for almost half his life, Grandfather Tang almost lost his composure and burst out: Holy shit! They are actually involved in the theft! I must have hit the jackpot! Grandfather Tang’s eyes were gleaning.
That son of a bitch! How am I to know that Tang Yuan could actually contribute something for once? Who was the one that mentioned that a blind cat cannot come across a dead rat? I will make sure to reward him properly when I return!
As he thought, Grandfather Tang suddenly became ashamed. He flitted his eyes around as if he had just committed a crime:
Uh, I think it was wrong of me to call Tang Yuan a son of a bitch. After all, that ‘bitch’ is my daughter-in-law…
The aggressive reaction from Northern City Clan confirmed that they had a connection with the Tang Family’s theft case. If not, why would the pathetic Northern City Clan dare to attack a Duke of the Empire and the family of the Minister of State Revenue? This family was the most powerful family in Tian Xiang Empire! Offending them was akin to trying to court their own death!
One by one, members of the Northern City Clan that had rushed out were captured and tied up. Grandfather Tang cleared his throat and straightened his posture. His gaze was penetrating yet his face remained expressionless. His beard fluttered in the night wind. Grandfather Tang was like an imposing stature. An aura of power and grit exuded from him as he ordered his men to give what the captives deserved.
“Smack!” A member of the Northern City Clan had been pummeled into midair. Before he could react, a rope had shot out and encircled his waist. It tightened and immobilized the man before he fell to the ground. A brutal punch landed on his face, causing his teeth to fell out. The man did not even have time to scream before a gag was stuffed into his mouth. He was then picked up and thrown several zhangs (3.04m) away. The entire process took place in a short span of a few seconds. As the man landed, he realized that he was not the only one. Everyone surrounding him was his comrades, and they were tied and gagged up too…
“Smack!” Another one!
All 246 experts of the Tang Family were now involved in the fight. They were invincible as they advanced inwards. No one could escape under their watchful eyes.
The Northern City Clan Leader, Qin Hu, was surrounded by three Gold level Xuan Qi experts. Regardless of which way he turned, how much he tried to fight or run, he was unable to escape. His face was etched with desperation. Nearby, an Earth Xuan expert stood watch with his hands behind his back. Qin Hu could not escape, and he could not even commit suicide! If their aim was not to capture him alive, he would have been kicked to the Underworld a long time ago. Qin Hu was feeling more desperate by the second!
As the experts from the Tang Family wrapped up their thorough search of the area, they began to gather into the yard. Some of them were still searching the yard meticulously, their eyes analyzing even the smallest detail. If they suspect that there was a hidden secret passage at a certain part, they would dig for three feet to verify their suspicion.
After a while, a triumphant voice called out, “Found it!” Grandfather Tang was overjoyed as he entered the courtyard. He noticed that the experts were dragging out several people. It was none other than Qin Xiao Bao, Qin Hu’s son. Along with him were several attractive women. Qin Hu had hidden them in the clan’s most secretive chamber. His intention was to keep his son safe in the event that his attempt to escape was unsuccessful. However, the experts from the Tang Family were too professional as they still managed to locate the hidden chamber. It was located merely a zhang below ground with a covert exit.
Upon realizing that his son was captured, Qin Hu despaired and gave up resisting. If not for fear that Qin Hu would fight till he dies, the three experts would have long since captured him! However, at that moment, Qin Hu had lost the will to fight. The three Gold level experts surged forward simultaneously and captured Qin Hu effortlessly. “Splat!” Qin Hu’s body crumpled to the ground. He no longer had control over his body nor his life.
Slowly, Grandfather Tang approached Qin Hu. Looking down at Qin Hu’s dejected face, he waved his hands in a shoo-ing motion. The surrounding men backed away immediately, giving both of them some privacy.
“Where is the item?” growled Grandfather Tang, his eyes boring straight into Qin Hu’s. His question was straight to the point so that Qin Hu would not have the opportunity to deny anything!
Such a question would lead Qin Hu to think that: Grandfather Tang knew that Northern City Clan was the one that had stolen the Xuan Core and that Grandfather Tang had proof of it. All that was missing was his cooperation. So long as Qin Hu had something to do with the theft of the Xuan Core, there was a 90 percent chance that his expression would give it away when he heard the question as a prisoner!
Sure enough, Qin Hu inhaled sharply in shock. His mouth was agape, he was tongue-tied and there was a look of desperation in his eyes! Grandfather Tang was observing his reaction carefully and was ecstatic at the response he was seeing. Finally, the suspense in his heart was abated.
It really is a jackpot! Oh, my dear Tang Yuan, you have finally managed to accomplish something! And a great accomplishment at that! Looks like there is actually some hope for you! Wait a moment, didn’t this matter came from that douchebag, Jun Mo Xie? A sudden thought came into Grandfather Tang’s mind: Having a bunch of debauchees together does not seem like such a bad idea after all. At least they had proven their usefulness at the critical moment. Didn’t everyone say that I used to be like a debauchee too? But right now…
Grandfather Tang realized that his thoughts had digressed and he composed himself. Regardless of whether he found the Xuan Core today, Grandfather Tang made a mental note to thank the Jun Family. The Tang Family now owe the Jun Family a huge favor! It was time to improve their relationship with the Jun Family…
“Wh… What is this Xuan Core? I… I do not know anything about it, Tang… Senior, why would you do this to us so suddenly? I…” answered a very flustered Qin Hu. His eyes were flashing and he was hoping that luck would be on his side.
“Oh, what a talkative little brat you are. You don’t remember anything about a Xuan Core? Haha… Don’t worry. I will make sure you remember,” smirked Grandfather Tang. He waved his hand and an expert from the Tang Family brought forward Qin Xiao Bao’s body. Qin Xiao Bao was thrown on the floor, and the expert left.
“Qin Hu, it is to my knowledge that you only have this one son. I promise that as long as you tell me everything, I will make sure that your son is not harmed, no matter what happens to the Northern City Clan. I give you my word that I will protect the last remaining heir of your Qin Family and make sure he remains safe and sound,” laughed Grandfather Tang in an amicable manner. “Unfortunately, if you still cannot remember anything, you will have to witness your own son’s suffering. When that happens, no one would have a happy ending. Do you understand?”
“Father! Save me!” wailed Qin Xiao Bao. Qin Xiao Bao had suffered through a very unfortunate year. At the start of the year, when he was walking the streets, he came across a beauty and could not help but catcall and flirted with her. Unfortunately, he was captured, his Dan Tian broken, and his Xuan Qi cultivation destroyed. After he recovered and he was finally able to move again, he went to a wine shop but was smacked on the face by a drunkard. Although he only cursed the drunkard, he was still beaten up and had his leg broken. As he cried his way home, he thought he would have a safe haven to nurse his injuries. Yet, something like this were to happen. He was carried and thrown around like a bag of rubbish despite his injuries. Qin Xiao Bao was currently an emotional turmoil. He was afraid, nervous, in pain, and despondent…
Grandfather Tang slowly stretched out his withered hand and stroked Qin Xiao Bao’s neck, similar to how one would stroke a frightened puppy to try to placate it. However, everyone knew that this was just an act. If Qin Hu’s answer was not what Grandfather Tang wanted, those withered hands would transform into those of the King of Hell!
Qin Hu heaved a deep sigh and lowered his gaze, “You win.” Grandfather Tang beamed and replied proudly, “Qin Hu, you are truly worthy of being a Clan Leader. You know how to settle a situation properly. I’m impressed.”
The sarcastic comment was like a tight slap to Qin Hu’s already bruised ego. His face was red with humiliation and it was an ugly sight. After mumbling to himself, he finally forced out the words, “I believe that Senior Duke is already aware that the theft was done under someone else’s commands. If it wasn’t, I would never have the courage to steal something from the Tang Residence. I would not want to court my own death. Even if we had wished to steal from you, we do not have the capital to… we simply cannot do it.”
“Go on,” urged an impatient Grandfather Tang. Grandfather Tang is an expert in the workings of the world. Given how weak Qin Hu’s Northern City Clan was, it was extremely unlikely for them to act presumptuously against his powerful Tang Family. In addition, at that moment, there was no way that Qin Hu would have lied about anything, as he was desperate to gain trust from them. However, if what he said was true, then there were more factors at play that he had not yet uncover.
Grandfather Tang’s reaction made Qin Hu felt that Grandfather Tang had decided to believe him. He felt hope blossoming within him. Even if he was killed, at least his son would be able to live. He continued earnestly, “I do not know where the person who had instructed me had come from. The only thing I know is that this person has eyes and ears everywhere. He knows the layout of Senior Duke’s residence and the hidden location of the treasure. Every aspect of the plan, including what time the theft should be carried out, was decided by that person. I believe that this person must surely be one of the capital’s…” Qin Hu trailed off and a look of horror crossed his eyes. His eyes widened in fear as he screamed, “Senior Duke, save me!”
Out of nowhere, a sharp sound rang out and a yellow radiance started to light up the night. A great pressure seemed to converge upon them from all sorts of direction. It appeared as if there were several small suns that had suddenly filled the skies, and the night sky was now illuminated completely by the earthly yellow light!
Earth Xuan experts!
In a flash of yellow light, like lightning, three lithe figures descended from the sky and charged towards Grandfather Tang from different directions. Each of them was masked and clad in black clothing from head to toe, only their yellow eyes visible.
The experts from the Tang Family were all taken aback by surprise, but they quickly recovered and rushed forward to stop the invaders, not sparing a thought for their own lives. Unfortunately, their lower level of strength was no match for the Earth ranked Xuan Qi experts!
Grandfather Tang laughed coldly, “Who is this daring fool!” His white beard continued to flutter about in the night as Grandfather Tang adopted a protective stance in front of Qin Hu. His entire body was glowing with an even more brilliant earthly yellow light.
Obviously, the invaders wanted to silence the witness! However, Qin Hu was currently the only person that could help Grandfather Tang retrieve the Xuan Core. How could he allow the invaders to succeed? He must stop them at all costs and protect Qin Hu no matter what!
Only Qin Hu could help him to find out who was the mastermind behind the theft, and if he were to find out who the mastermind was, then he could recover the Xuan Core! By retrieving the Xuan Core, his Tang Family would thus be able to build a foundation to preserve their whole family for the next hundred years!
Grandfather Tang’s eyes had already turned red.
Hong! Hong! Hong! Tang Wan Li charged forward by himself and blocked the three experts who had the same rank as him. He attacked viciously, just like an insane tiger!
For these three experts, killing the weak Qin Hu was not a problem. However, if they were to kill Grandfather Tang, it would be akin to declaring war with the entire Tian Xian Empire! No one would be able to bear the consequence or the responsibility of such an act! Hence, Grandfather Tang had nothing to fear! At that moment, he was able to hold back the three Earth Xuan experts!
The three invaders and Grandfather Tang began to circle one another as they attacked. As they fought, dust rose around the four of them and everyone in the yard started to get unsettled. The two Earth Xuan experts from the Tang Family immediately joined in the fight to back up the House Master. Vicious blows flew out, but those experts from the Tang Family who were ranked below the Earth Xuan could only watch; they were too weak to interfere in the fight.
“Bring Qin Hu to safety first!” commanded Grandfather Tang.
At that moment, a pale blue light shimmered and a masked man clad in white suddenly appeared. The darkness of the night caused the man that was clad in the contrasting color, white, particularly prominent. His demeanor was casual, as though he was merely taking an evening stroll, yet he was lightning quick. The blue light pulsed several times and four wretched cries were heard. The heads of four of the Hall Masters of Northern City Clan had split open, and their bodies were dropping steadily to the ground!
Beginner Sky Xuan! A Sky Xuan expert!
The 200 experts from the Tang Family swarmed around the white man, forming a human barrier in front of his target. However, the man did not even glance at them. The human barrier was completely ignored as the man continued to advance forward. His body floated three zhangs (9.12m) up in the air, away from the human barrier. A blue light flashed out, and Qin Xiao Bao who was lying on the ground wailed. He could only wail out that once as the area between his chest and abdomen was smashed to a pulp, leaving him dead!
Grandfather Tang howled out in fury. He swiveled his body around and charged towards the man in white. The man looked at the advancing Grandfather Tang in contempt, his blue eyes dazzling brightly. His palm shot out and connected with Grandfather Tang, causing Grandfather Tang to be driven back. A rush of breath escaped Grandfather Tang and his beard quivered. With a whirl, the man used his powerful Xuan Qi to repel all the experts from the Tang Residence. Immediately, he delivered a sudden backhand strike without even checking who was behind him.
It was none other than Qin Hu!
A pool of blood spewed out from Qin Hu, who began moaning and crying out, “How… ruthless! Senior Duke Tang, he is the one who…” Before he could finish his sentence, Qin Hu suddenly wailed out in pain. He had dropped dead to the ground, with not a single piece of bone in his body left intact!
“Hahaha…” laughed the man in white softly before he directed, “Let’s move!” There was a brilliant blue flash, causing everyone from the Tang Residence to stagger backward. The three Earth Xuan experts that had invaded began to head towards the wall. As the men leaped over the wall, a yellow light shone out and they were gone.
However, the man in white remained standing by the wall, his white robes billowing gracefully in the wind. He cupped his hands together and announced in a civilized tone, “Senior Duke Tang, I had no choice but to go against you today. You are a very noble man, and I hope you will forgive me for what I did today. Till we meet again.” There was another flash of blue as the man rose to the sky and disappeared. The night sky became dark once again.
Grandfather Tang clutched his chest and coughed several times. He could tell that the man had immense strength but had been going easy on him. If the man had used his full strength when he struck Grandfather Tang just now, Grandfather Tang would be seriously injured internally. Even as he realized this, Grandfather Tang was still trembling uncontrollably with pure rage!
Looking at the horrific corpses of Northern City Clan Leader Qin Hu and his son, and the four Hall Masters who had their heads split open, Grandfather Tang felt his hands and feet turned to ice.
My family should also have a Sky Xuan expert like this!
This is so unfair! I cannot accept it!
It had been hard for them to discover this major clue. Yet, at the vital moment of success, someone had suddenly come forward and wiped out this clue. Grandfather Tang had assembled the strongest 200 men from the Tang Family, but they could only stand and watch as their witness was killed! Even Grandfather Tang was subjected to a humiliating act of mercy by the enemy!
This was truly too unbearable!
As they watched Grandfather Tang try to get his breath back, the men from the Tang Family all lowered their heads in shame.
Out of the blue, a deep, imposing, mournful pounding sound reverberated throughout the night sky! It was coming from somewhere far away. It was like the rising waves of a sea storm, the muffled sound of thunder from the edge of the world. With each beat, the sound reverberated even louder, bringing with it an ominous feeling of storms and world ending!
As the pounding rang out, foreboding sense of grievance and bloodshed seemed to fly over the world. The darkness of the night was no exception; it appeared darker and heavier!
Even as time passes, the thundering did not slow down. Instead, it only became louder and louder until it resonated from all directions within Tian Xiang Empire. At the start, it was a slow deep pounding, but it had grown in intensity so much that it was now an incessant rumbling, drowning the whole world with its loud clamor!
This was the deafening sound that was coming from the drums of war! A prelude to the scene of carnage and bloodbath!
This is an Earth splitting, Heaven moving sound! It was the spark that would ignite the fire of war!
Generals Summoning Drum!
After decades of silence, and on this very night, the highest form of command from the most powerful military family in Tian Xiang Empire had suddenly begun to rumble again!
The Generals Summoning Drum only meant that war was coming. There would be mountains of corpses and a sea of blood! Thousands of cavalry and soldier would rampage the world and countless of lives would be lost! Only a small number of soldiers would remain to claim a position of power!
Within the whole of Tian Xiang, every single soldier woke up from their sleep with a start, and they quickly got dressed. The bloodlust of the soldiers burnt like an undying flame!
The Generals Summoning Drum belongs to Grand Marshall Jun!” shouted one of the Earth Xuan experts from the Tang Family, causing everyone to become stunned. Grandfather Tang Wan Li was frozen in shock, his eyes were bulging in surprise and his mouth was slack. Amidst the unexpected and sudden sound from the drums of war, he had momentarily forgotten about the humiliation and unhappiness he had felt just seconds ago. He had only one thought:
Jun Zhan Tian has gone mad! This old bastard! What is wrong with him? Why is he going mad right when his Jun Family is at its weakest?!
“Everyone, return to the Tang Residence now! Those who serve in the military are to return and change to your uniform as fast as possible before reporting! As for the rest, you are not allowed to even step out of the residence without my permission!” commanded Grandfather Tang in a swift and decisive manner as he rolled out his orders in succession.
Instantaneously, dozens of the expert saluted Grandfather Tang ceremoniously before they turned and hurried away hastily. They were moving at a speed that had exceeded the fastest speed that they could muster.
As soon as the Generals Summoning Drum had sounded, it signified that the situation had reached an extremely critical point. There was no doubt that any officer that reported late would have his head chopped off! Everybody in the military knew how strict Jun Zhan Tian was. A finger was all it took for him to deal with you!
Regardless of their status, whether they are royalty, generals, children from powerful families, child of a phoenix, or even the grandchild of a dragon, anyone who dared to violate his command would be killed without any mercy!
The thundering sound of horses’ hooves could be heard consistently, coming from all directions. Like the waters of a raging river, all of them surged towards the military field in the city center. On My Way The soldiers’ armor was polished and their faces were eager as they urged their warhorses forward!
“Duke, what do we do with them?” questioned one of the experts from the Tang Family, as he gestured towards the remaining members of the Northern City Clan.
“Bring all of them home, and interrogate them!” Grandfather Tang knew that the interrogation would not give them any results at all, but he could not help but hope.
As the warhorses galloped forth, military forces within and outside the city gathered in the barracks urgently. The military trumpets were blaring loudly and every soldier was fully alert and ready. They were prepared to receive their orders once their superiors returned. Once their orders were received, they would all move out!
Grandfather Jun was going mad!
These words were nothing but the truth.
The assassination attempt had already occurred for half an hour before Princess Ling Meng sent someone to the Jun Residence. At that moment, Grandfather Jun was happily reading in his study and he was feeling satisfied. Not only had his grandson turned over a new leaf, but also the level of strength and perseverance that he was showing far exceeds that of the Young Masters of the noble families in Tian Xiang Empire. Nobody could beat his grandson!
His grandson was a beacon of hope as the Jun Family was slowly dying around him, so how could Grandfather Jun not feel elated?
Right at that blissful moment, Housekeeper Old Pang gently knocked on his door. Solemnly, he entered the room and informed Grandfather Jun that Princess Ling Meng had sent someone to report something to the House Master.
Grandfather Jun Zhan Tian called the man in immediately. As soon as he laid eyes on the man, he noticed the blood on him. Grandfather Jun’s heart skipped a beat. The man was speaking hesitantly and was looking everywhere except at Grandfather Jun. Grandfather Jun began to feel an ominous sense of trepidation and his face turned sour. Old Pang was standing next to the man with a strange expression on him, causing Jun Zhan Tian to feel that something was very wrong…
After pressuring and questioning the man, the man finally sputtered out, “The Third Young Master Jun’s corpse had disappeared…”
The sentence was short and simple, but for Jun Zhan Tian, it was like the clapping of ten thousand thunders from the Nine Heavens roaring out in unison! Jun Zhan Tian trembled uncontrollably, his face as white as sheet. The atmosphere around him was suffocating!
Old Pang was shocked, but thankfully he had expected it. He immediately slapped and pinched Grandfather Jun’s chest, allowing Grandfather Jun to compose himself. The bodyguard shuddered in fear as he knelt on the floor, still as a statue. It was common knowledge that the debauchee, Jun Mo Xie, was extremely treasured by Grandfather Jun. Any harm that befell him would end up bringing about a horrifying catastrophe!
As Grandfather Jun composed himself, he coughed out some blood and his face turned ashen gray. His eyes were hazy and out of focus, yet his power of speech remained. His voice was sturdy as he asked in a deep voice, “What happened, exactly? Bring me through everything slowly and do not miss out anything.” His voice was low and heavy, like a huge mountain pressing down with immense force.
Suddenly, Lin Ruoxi turned back with red eyes, and stubbornly said to Yang Chen, “He’s not my grandfather, I don’t know him. Yang Chen quickly chase him away! I don’t want to see him!”
This time, Yang Chen was stupefied. What the hell is going on?
Lin Zhiguo creased his eyebrows, and there was some sorrow in his eyes, he spoke in a grieved manner, “Ruoxi, do you hate your grandpa so much? To the point where you wouldn’t even let grandpa visit you……”
“I’ll say this once more, you’re not my grandfather. Also, you’ve already seen me. You may leave now.” Lin Ruoxi coldly said giving Lin Zhiguo nary a glance.
At this time, Gray Robe who stood at a corner tried to pacify her, “Miss, these years have been hard on Master, he has always been concerned about you. When he heard that Miss had been hospitalized, and kept worrying about you. Everybody in the family was against Master coming to visit you, but Master still came despite the pressure from them. Miss, please don’t blame Master…… Master has his own difficulties……”
Lin Ruoxi sneered and said, “How could I dare blame the Lin Family head who holds great authority? Would you people please stop caring about an insignificant brat like me? I do not need your pity.”
Lin Zhiguo’s expression changed greatly, he exhaled long and slowly, then nodded and said, “Alright Ruoxi, since you don’t want grandpa to remain here, grandpa will leave. However……” As he said that, Lin Zhiguo turned to look at Yang Chen who stood at a side who had a vacant expression of not knowing what to do. Zero of The Black Crusade Lin Zhiguo said, “However, you’re a person of our Lin Family, the most pure and noble Lin Family blood flows through your veins, I definitely wouldn’t allow you to marry someone who originally sold mutton skewers for a living because of a moment of negligence!”
Yang Chen was pissed. What the hell is this old man saying? What’s wrong with selling mutton skewers? It’s not like I’m selling myself as a male prostitute…… I sell mutton skewers and I’m proud of it!
Besides, I personally went to the Civil Administration Bureau to get a marriage certificate, and even did the lovely thing of sharing a bed and a pillow…. Ehh…. although it was because we were both drunk and practically forgot it all, we’re still a legally married couple aren’t we? How can this be called a negligent marriage? It’s not like this is some random marriage by bowing to the moon like in Wuxia films or one where they had a baby before getting married.
But Yang Chen didn’t dare to say these words, they were grandfather and granddaughter after all. He was an outsider and a junior, so he could only with bear it.
“Based on what? I’ll marry who I want to marry! I’m not a part of the Lin Family, I am who I am, I’m Lin Ruoxi. Other than this damned surname that I can’t change, I don’t have a single bit of relation to your Lin Family!” Lin Ruoxi became agitated, and unleashed her anger.
Lin Zhiguo’s face frosted over, “You can choose to admit, and you can choose not to, but you still have to divorce! A Lin Family’s daughter can only marry to a successful man, and not a mutton skewer peddler that has nothing! Such a joke must not appear in the Lin Family!”
“Joke?” Lin Ruoxi showed a grim smile that came from the bones, “Is the relationship between you and grandma also a joke?”
“Shut up!!….” Lin Zhiguo was angered to the core, like a lion that had his tail stepped on, he raised his hand with the intention of releasing a slap!
However, just as the palm was raised, Lin Zhiguo trembled all over, and slowly withdrew his hand with a complicated expression, he didn’t proceed to slap. He sighed and said, “It was I who let your grandmother down, that’s my biggest regret in this lifetime. Which is why I have to take good care of you, I will not let the Lin Family’s bloodline mix with someone who sells mutton skewers……”
“It’s my honor to tell you that it’s too late……” Lin Ruoxi ridiculed with a smile. It was unknown whether she was ridiculing Lin Zhiguo or ridiculing herself.
Lin Zhiguo immediately widened his eyes, and looked at Yang Chen in a way as if he could shoot lightning out of his eyes, with a trembling voice he asked, “You…… what did you say…… you and him?”
“Why do you think I married him otherwise?” Lin Ruoxi restrained her laughter as she replied him with another question.
Yang Chen who stood at the side felt a little awkward, he wore a naive smile and rubbed his nose. This woman is too much, discussing such a thing in front of her grandfather is so shameful! Doesn’t she know that her husband is thin-skinned?
But the others couldn’t smile at all, it wasn’t just Lin Zhiguo, even Gray Robe who stood at the side revealed a shocked expression and took a long time to return to his senses.
Lin Zhiguo fixed his gaze on Lin Ruoxi who refused to speak more, then raised his head to glance at Yang Chen and said, “I never thought that this would happen. However, Yang Chen I hope you won’t do anything that lets Ruoxi down…… otherwise, I won’t take things lying down.”
Yang Chen finally heard a decent sentence towards himself, but instead felt a little distressed, “About that…… that has to depend on whether she’s willing to let me.”
“The Lin Family’s iron law, whether male or female, they can only have one mate in their lifetime. You must treat Ruoxi well, you have no other option!” Lin Zhiguo resolutely proclaimed.
“Erm……” Yang Chen looked at Lin Ruoxi who maintained her silence, and suddenly understood something in a flash. The true reason this woman married him is revealed, it seems like that contracted marriage matter was just an excuse! Because of some reason she refuses to admit she’s part of the Lin Family on the surface, but in actuality she still acts like one…… the way this matter is handled is too contradictory!
Yang Chen felt incredibly conflicted in his heart, there wasn’t just one woman by his side, so he vaguely replied, “That is your family’s rule, it has no relation to me.”
Lin Zhiguo glared with flames in his eyes and said, “Don’t you dare think that I have no way of dealing with you just because you know some kung fu. If you dare do anything to harm Ruoxi, I’ll be the first to come for you!”
Lin Ruoxi on the bed coldly glanced at Yang Chen, “Yang Chen, don’t speak anymore, quickly make them leave……”
“You don’t need to chase me, I’ll leave now.”
Lin Zhiguo stared at Yang Chen with a profound look, then left the ward along with Gray Robe. The two men who were knocked down on the floor hastily kept up with them while staggering, they didn’t want to stay for a moment longer.
All that was left in the room was the couple, they exchanged glances, but the atmosphere between them became rather weird…… Chapter 101: Someone’s spouse
After leaving the hospital, Lin Zhiguo and his subordinates returned to a lengthened military Hummer parked in the darkness. The car was like a steel fort after it had been through special modifications, even the four tires had gone through bullet-proof treatment.
Once they got into the car, the driver who had been keeping watch of the car quietly started the car. The large car stealthily got out of the hospital’s car park without creating any loud engine noise, and drove towards the highway.
The bright moonlight was scattered inside the car, sitting on the real leather seat in the middle was Lin Zhiguo. He absentmindedly thought over some personal matters, his face which had a number of wrinkles seemed more weary than usual.
Gray Robe who sat across from him saw this made a soft sigh, and began to console him, “Master, don’t be too hurt, Miss is just being stubborn. Miss is pure and kind-hearted, she may treat everybody coldly on the surface, but the fact is that she is more emotional than anyone. Actually, in Miss’ heart she thinks of Master as family.”
“I know that……” Lin Zhiguo also sighed then said, “If Ruoxi doesn’t think of me as family, then she wouldn’t be so angry towards me. She more so wouldn’t have followed our Lin Family’s precepts and take the initiative to get married to Yang Chen.”
“Then why do you still seem so sad, Master?” Gray Robe asked in bewilderment.
Lin Zhiguo forced a smile and said, “Maybe I’m really old, even though I know Ruoxi was just throwing her temper at me, I still wish she would call me grandpa and be willing to spend more time with me. I accidentally married a “CEO I let her grandmother down, and also let her mother down. I want to make it up for her, but she never gives me a chance……”
“Then…… what about Young Master Kun? He’s already gone mad……” Gray Robe softly said.
“Hmph.” Lin Zhiguo coldly snorted, a tinge of cruelty flashed past his eyes, “I never thought of that bastard as my son ever since a long time ago! If it wasn’t because he was Ruoxi’s father, I’d have slaughtered him myself! The Lin Family never raises degenerates!”
Gray Robe no longer spoke, he was very clear that his master whom he had served for half his lifetime cherished his family very much, but towards those family members who err, he shows them no mercy!
Lin Zhiguo thought for a moment and suddenly asked, “Gray Robe, from that short exchange earlier, how strong do you judge Yang Chen to be?”
Gray Robe quivered, and spoke in a pained manner, “Unfathomable…… I’ve never met a person in this lifetime who could make me feel this helpless…… If I stake my life on it, perhaps I could hinder him for a while….. But to defeat him, I’m afraid that it can only be possible if the whole Group of Eight joined forces……”
Lin Zhiguo helplessly laughed and said, “Even if the whole Group of Eight can defeat him, it’d still be our loss, because we still can’t defeat the true him, not to mention that he still possesses other powers……”
“Master you mean……” Gray Robe had an appalled expression, “Master, could it be that that matter of sealing is true?”
Lin Zhiguo shook his head, “I don’t know, every time the 《Treaty of Gods》 is mentioned it seems so unreal, but if Yang Chen’s strength is truly as unfathomable as you said, then the existence of the 《Treaty of Gods》 may not be impossible. After all, to be able to battle the whole Group of Eight all by himself, there isn’t another that can be found in the whole of Huaxia.”
“Then…… then doesn’t that make him a monster!?” Gray Robe agitatedly said, “Before unsealing his battle power the whole Group of Eight is required to match him! If the seal truly exists, doesn’t that mean that once he unseals himself we’d need more than half of the Yellow Flame Iron Brigade to even have a chance of taking him down!?”
“It’s precisely because they’re monsters, which is why the treaty’s restriction is required.” Lin Zhiguo made a relieved smile and said, “Don’t worry, leaving aside the treaty and setting rules on the gods requiring opponents of the same level before releasing their seal, even if he truly released his seal under other circumstances, Yang Chen wouldn’t go against us. Have you forgotten who I am to him?”
Gray Robe was stunned, then was overjoyed, he couldn’t hold back his laughter and said, “Master is indeed wise! So Master had a plan coming today! Today Master asked Miss to divorce him, so Miss definitely wouldn’t listen to Master’s words, and add to that the Lin Family’s precepts further restricting the possibility of divorcing Yang Chen…… In that case… Yang Chen will remain as the Lin Family’s son-in-law!”
“Hehe…….” Lin Zhiguo laughed and said, “Some matters would become boring when revealed. Actually all I did was allow these two youngsters to stay together to the best of my abilities. Although I’ve been secretly protecting Ruoxi for the past few years, I can’t do it to the point of being impervious. Add on the fact that in recent years several people have already figured out the relationship between our Lin Family and Ruoxi, her safety has become a bigger problem. With Yang Chen by her side, it’d be like the last few crises, where Yang Chen deals with the problem perfectly without the need for us to interfere…… Moreover, just who can take down Pluto who is one of the gods?”
Gray Robe nodded in approval, and said, “But it’d be a problem if Miss and Yang Chen ever realizes Master’s intentions, when that happens, it’d be terrible no matter who gets angered……”
Lin Zhiguo spoke in a deep voice, “All of this would depend on Ruoxi and him, how far they’d go together……”
In the ward, Yang Chen and Lin Ruoxi stared at each other for ages, then Lin Ruoxi finally turned her head away because it was awkward. She continued to look outside the window, with a slight blush on her pretty face, she feigned being displeased as she said, “What the hell are you looking at? You found out my secret and watched me become a joke, do you feel very pleased with yourself?”
Yang Chen shyly smiled, “A little, but not much.”
“Hmph, rest assured, what I said earlier were just words from anger, I wouldn’t follow the Lin Family’s stupid rules! I won’t shamelessly hold on to you refusing to let go. Once the two year contract is fulfilled, you can leave or you can stay, it’s up to you!” Lin Ruoxi coldly said.
Yang Chen playfully looked at the angry woman who sat on the bed, “Leave…… or stay? Up to me? Why, I thought I had to leave, I can choose to stay now?”
Lin Ruoxi realized the fault in her words, and her expression turned even more bashful. She softly said, “What… what I mean is, it’s… it’s the same to me whether you’re here or not, I won’t be affected.”
Yang Chen didn’t say a thing, he continued to stare at Lin Ruoxi, to the point that she got slightly upset. She finally couldn’t bear that teasing look, so she fiercely turned her head back and rolled her eyes at Yang Chen, then said, “I told you to stop staring! Did you not hear me!?”
“Honey, you’re really pretty……” Yang Chen suddenly softly spoke.
Lin Ruoxi’s wildly beating heart suddenly stopped, she even forgot to breathe.
A pair of autumn water-like eyes stared straight at Yang Chen, amongst the sparkling eyes were a little panic. After some time, dimples appeared on her flushed face. Her eyelashes fluttered as she blinked, and she lowered her head in silence.
After a spell of silence, Yang Chen took the initiative to speak, “Actually, the reason I came here tonight is because I have something to thank you about.”
Lin Ruoxi remained silent with her head lowered.
“I need to thank you for sending Lawyer Zhang to get me out of the police station this morning, otherwise I might have been tormented to death by your great sister who bears the surname Cai.”
“Yeah right……” Lin Ruoxi finally raised her head, her face was still as flushed as before, “Yanyan isn’t a demoness, if you don’t do anything bad, why would she harm you for no good reason?”
“Aren’t you going to ask why I entered the police station?” Yang Chen asked in bemusement.
Lin Ruoxi shook her head, “I’m not interested to know, knowing will only make me upset.”
Gently stroking her hair, Lin Ruoxi sighed, and her usual cold look finally returned, “Yang Chen, can you promise me something?”
“What?” Yang Chen was curious, it was rare to see her speak to him with such a serious tone.
Lin Ruoxi said, “Could you be more like normal men, and put in effort into work instead of doing things that waste time and energy all day? I’m not against you playing around after work, I won’t even say a thing even if you don’t come home occasionally. I just hope that the man of the family has a stable career, without giving off the impression of being someone unstable and imaginary. If you make some achievements, I can even give you the position of CEO…… You have the capability, you’re aware of that as well. You just aren’t willing to take it seriously.”
Yang Chen was stumped, with a smile he replied, “Miss Lin Ruoxi, have you discovered that you’re becoming more like someone’s spouse?”
“What?” Lin Ruoxi creased her beautiful brows.
“You’ve learnt how to look after your family, learnt how to depend on your man, learnt tolerance, learnt to plan for your husband, learnt to be devoted, and even learnt to encourage your husband.” Yang Chen said with a smile, “You haven’t just become more like a wife, you’ve even become a virtuous wife.”
Lin Ruoxi was a little embarrassed after hearing that, she pursed her lips and asked, “Don’t mention these useless things, will you promise me this or not?”
“I decline.” Yang Chen directly rejected, “I really don’t have any great ambitions, I think I’m fine being in the PR Department right now. I don’t want to be involved in so many troublesome matters. If you really make me the of CEO the company, perhaps it’ll end up closing down in three days. Therefore…… although I’d love to please you, my dear wife, I truly don’t want to force myself to do this. I apologize.”
“You……” Being so straightforwardly rejected, Lin Ruoxi became so angry that her lips quivered, “Mud can never be turned to gold! Get lost! I don’t want to see you!!”
“Tch tch…… Turned uncute so quickly.”
Yang Chen deeply smiled, he didn’t try to argue with Lin Ruoxi, he just calmly walked out of the room and uttered, “Sleep early.”
Lin Ruoxi saw him off with a pillow she sent flying, it was a pity that it only knocked against the wooden door……
The next morning, Yang Chen’s phone rang when he just brought ladies in the office breakfast. It was right at the moment before he was going to start his computer gaming career for the day.
Curious as to who would call him this early in the morning, he took a look and was surprised. It was Little Zhao from ROSE bar, who was also one of Rose’s competent subordinates. If something happened to Rose, it should be Rose who calls me, why is Little Zhao giving me a call so suddenly?
After he picked it up, Yang Chen asked while gnawing on his soup bun, “Little Zhao, it’s so early, what’s the matter?”
Little Zhao who was on the other side of the line hesitated for a while, then said, “Big bro Yang…… Big sis…… Big sis she’s……”
“Rose? What happened to her!?” Yang Chen heard mournfulness from Little Zhao’s tone, and immediately became agitated. Could it be that something happened to Rose this morning!? Chapter 102: To me
He drove to ROSE bar hurriedly, and came to a screeching halt at its entrance, alarming all the surrounding bystanders.
Yang Chen got off the car, and immediately walked into the empty bar.
Inside the bar were people who wore different clothing, but they all sat there solemnly. When they noticed Yang Chen at the door, they all stood up and nodded to greet him.
These people were all part of Red Thorns Society and were Rose’s trusted aides. They were at the level where they knew very clearly how close the relationship between Rose and Yang Chen, but also knew that he was the hidden leader of the Red Thorns Society.
The round-faced Little Zhao guarded the passageway. After seeing Yang Chen walk over, he gloomily went up to tell him, “Big bro Yang, big sis just fell asleep, she isn’t in danger now.”
Yang Chen’s remained in a bad mood. Hearing that Rose wasn’t in danger, he remained joyless, “Little Zhao, tell me what on earth happened, how did Rose get shot?”
Little Zhao blamed himself, “It was due to our inadequate defense measures, we were too careless……”
As it turns out, just yesterday night, Red Thorns Society accepted the submission of one of West Union Society’s strongholds. As the boss, Rose naturally had to go there to receive their vow of loyalty.
But they never expected that amongst the leaders who were submitting, there was one who changed his mind at the very last minute, he drew out a pocket-sized pistol from his pocket and shot Rose in close proximity!
Although Rose herself had great agility, it wasn’t possible for her to be fearless towards bullets like Yang Chen. Despite having moved her body as soon as she saw it coming, the bullet that was aimed for her heart still hit her belly!
Then the scene turned into chaos, the people of Red Thorns Society immediately killed off that hitman. Rose endured the bullet wound and immediately left the scene. Once she reached the car, she went into a semi-conscious state from the pain and blood loss.
“To be honest, with big sis’ years of experience she was definitely able to perceive that bastard pulling out a gun……” Little Zhao painfully said with red eyes, “But big sis has been too tired these days. She sleeps no more than four hours a day, constantly holding meetings with the subordinates, forming plans, and she even needs to bring us around to take territory…… This is why she was in a bad physical shape and couldn’t react in time…… it’s all our fault for being useless. We only know how to fight and can’t help big sis at all. We made her work hard in every aspect……”
Yang Chen took a deep breath, then patted on Little Zhao’s shoulder. He didn’t say a thing, then walked directly towards Rose’s room.
Having just seated, Chen Rong couldn’t help but turn to look at Sun Yan. She smiled with warmth and gratitude. Embarrassed, Sun Yan scratched his neck and dashed into his carriage.
The two went their own way.
It had been less than a hundred paces before Nurse Ping and Old Shang ran up to her. They ran and called to her from the distance: “Miss, miss.”
Chen Rong looked up to see them crying. “What is it?” she asked, slightly amused.
“Our congratulations, miss,” Old Shang said in a trembling voice. He bowed toward the imperial palace and thanked, “Long live His Majesty.”
Nurse Ping and the others were quick to follow suit.
Chen Rong glanced to see watchful eyes all around them. “Alright alright, let’s talk once we’re inside.”
When she saw Old Shang drive the carriage over, Chen Rong quietly said to him, “Find a chance to take all of our money out.”
Old Shang understood that there were now many things his mistress needed to spend money on. He nodded.
“Miss,” Nurse Ping called from behind at this time.
Chen Rong turned around.
Nurse Ping neared and whispered to her, “Miss, the master and young master came over.” While Chen Rong quizzically looked at her, the older woman added, “Master has left that vile woman.”
Chen Rong smiled to hear this.
“I’m afraid she won’t give up so easily, so I arranged for him to live in the temple.”
Chen Rong carelessly replied, “Why should we be afraid of some thugs?” She was never the unkind one. It was fine if that woman stay put, but if she dared to stir the pot, she shall see how many lives she had.
“Aye, my young lady isn’t one to be afraid of her.”
Nurse Ping looked at Chen Rong in comfort, thinking to herself: My mistress is highly regarded by His Majesty. Not only did he give her farmland and a hamlet, he even allowed her to have young men… Doesn’t this mean that she can have descendants to inherit these wealth?
The young lady having her own descendants is a good thing in the mind of servants like Nurse Ping. To them, husbands were far less reliable than one’s children. As long as her mistress had a filial son in her old age, what did it matter whether she was married or not?
Nurse Ping was pleased that the young lady had kept to her insistence. If she had gotten married and even as Wang Qi’s honored concubine, she wouldn’t have had today’s glory.
Seeing that her servants were all smiles, Chen Rong couldn’t help from tugging the corners of her lips.
Yet she couldn’t be in the same high spirits, for close to the emperor was a precarious place to be. Her position was far less secure than her servants thought it to be.
Chen Rong took her servants home, introduced them to the guards, and then delegated tasks to them. Afterward, she took ten guards with her to the spring.
After the delay, the sun had set behind the mountain and night fog had begun to shroud the land.
The world could be plagued by chaos but Jiankang would always be in peace. A stormy weather was clearly brewing yet amusement had become a habit here. The festivity especially came alive at night.
The streets were awash with light. Candles floated in the water by the wooden bridge and sky lanterns dotted the sky.
Carriages and pedestrians flitted to and fro on the street.
As Chen Rong listened to the surrounding and met a gaze from time to time, she suddenly realized that she hadn’t experienced this peace in a very long time.
The carriage left the hamlet’s drive and entered another street.
The main street was much more festive compared to the smaller alleys. Afar, bright red lanterns and beautiful girls formed a dazzling sight.
While Chen Rong raised her head to admire the scenery, two shadows suddenly jumped in front of her carriage.
Two halberds at once pointed at them.
“Don’t, don’t, I’m Ah Rong’s uncle,” a familiar voice sounded. “Ah Rong, it’s me. Ha ha, it’s so hard to see you these days.”
It was Chen Yuan’s voice.
As Chen Rong took a closer look, Chen Yuan shrank back and hid the patch on his right sleeve when he saw her looking at him.
Chen Rong nodded to the two guards, so that after they withdrew their halberds, she knitted her brow at Chen Yuan and Chen Sanlang. “Sir Chen, have you come with instructions for me?”
She did not call Chen Yuan ‘uncle’.
Chen Yuan’s face twitched to hear this. He secretly ground his teeth but the smile on his face grew ever more flattering. In reality, Chen Rong was still a nun who did not belong to the secular world and who was no longer surnamed Chen. He couldn’t admonish her for not calling him uncle.
Chen Yuan strode to Chen Rong’s carriage with a forced smile on his face. When he was almost near her, Chen Rong narrowed her eyes at which time two guards shouted: “Get up.”
Chen Rong’s face displayed neither joy nor anger to see Chen Yuan almost keeling over. But Chen Yuan’s face momentarily turned purple, for humiliation surged at him like a tide. A niece whose life had once been in his hands, who never dared to make a breathing sound – that extremely lowly and powerless girl was now looking down at him from above and almost humiliated him.
Chen Rong quietly enjoyed Chen Yuan’s hatred and shame. She unhurriedly lifted her chin and haughtily said, “If you have nothing to say, then pardon me for not staying.”
“Wait, wait,” Chen Yuan called. This time, before he could say more, Chen Sanlang quietly said, “Father, it’s no use.”
He bowed his head and pulled Chen Yuan’s sleeve, “It’s no use, it’s absolutely no use, so why humiliate ourselves?”
Chen Rong’s carriage was already driving away while Chen Yuan was still staring after it. His face turned livid looking at the flying dust. He gritted his teeth and made a growl from deep inside his throat.
After a while, he said with a gnashing voice, “Do you think I want to bow to that wench? But Sanlang, we can only beg her now.”
“Prince Yinglin’s cruelty is infamous. He won’t spare you this time. The Chen House doesn’t let us in their door; they won’t even let us see Ah Wei. Besides begging this whore who else can we ask for help? Who else can we ask for help, Sanlang?”
Chen Sanlang bowed his head at his father’s hoarse questioning.
Chen Yuan’s voice gradually calmed as he stared after Chen Rong’s departure. “The whore hides in her temple all day, and the entire place is guarded by the Wang House of Lang’ya. We couldn’t see her after countless visits. It wasn’t easy to have met her here…”
Before he could finish, Chen Sanlang conceded in shame: “Father, it’s my fault.”
Chen Yuan patted his head. “No, I just couldn’t help my disgust upon seeing her and lost my balance. Don’t blame yourself.”
“Let’s come back tomorrow morning. She’s a woman after all, a flattering sentence or two will do it.”
Chen Sanlang nodded, and father and son turned to leave.
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As the carriage slowly moved, Chen Rong’s voice sounded: “Make my orders known: if anyone sees those two again he is to chase them away. I don’t want to have to see them.”
“Aye,” the ten guards replied.
Their voices were orderly and powerful, crisp and spirited. Even though Chen Rong had been mistress of her home in her last life, she couldn’t help but feel commanding and exalted to hear them here and now.
She leaned back and quietly looked at the fireworks on the side of the street, letting her heart slowly calm down.
At this very moment, a deep and powerful drum sounded ahead.
It sounded gloomy and as if it was coming from the sky.
Chen Rong looked up.
One point, two points, …five, six points of bright red lights illuminated the pitch black sky.
While she looked at the lights in surprise, almost suddenly, all the lanterns in front of her were simultaneously lit. Forthwith, a building of lanterns appeared before her eyes.
Like a fairy crane riding the cloud, a long legged and impeccably handsome man appeared to the crowd from the loft.
He was the drummer. His lean and strong muscles moved rhythmically under his wide sleeves to the swelling of the drum.
Despite being used to seeing men like Wang Hong and Sun Yan, Chen Rong couldn’t help herself from staring in a trance. Hearing the screaming and cheering around them, she curiously asked, “Who is he?”
A guard reverently looked at the man and answered her, “He is from the Xie House of Chen County, the famously debonair Xie Heting.”
“Is that him?”
Chen Rong had heard of his name. She nodded and then withdrew her gaze.
Her carriage slowly drove on in the midst of screaming and drumming.
A bustling world existed in front of her and behind her. Chen Rong gazed up at the sky, whispering: “No wonder so many people yearn for Jiankang.”
The baby-faced guard to her left grinned and replied, “Aye, Jiankang accounts for eight of the world’s ten charms.”
“Miss,” he smilingly said to Chen Rong, “your status is no longer the same. With good luck you may be able to meet more famous and beautiful people.”
These words of his…? Chen Rong side-eyed him with a smile, though she did not speak.
She didn’t rush them thus they took their time and went slowly. By the time they reached Xiufeng Spring, it was already dark and the moon had risen to the top of the willow tree.
“Miss, we’re here.” They didn’t know how to address Chen Rong so they called her ‘miss’ the way Old Shang and Nurse Ping called her.
Have they arrived?
“I’m going down to take a stroll.”
Chen Rong jumped down and slowly walked ahead.
She stopped past a row of trees.
The five pavilions in the spring were vacant.
However, a bean-sized light beamed from the right side of the lake.
A similarly faint shadow quietly stood in this faint light.
The wind lifted his sleeves and blew on the rising and falling fireflies around him.
The moonlight spilled from the sky, rendering the reflection of his robe dreamlike in the water.
He did come, and had been here for a long time…
“It’s fine, leave me,” Chen Rong stopped and said to her guards.
When she got to the water’s edge, a small boat was bobbing beneath her feet. She jumped down and took the bamboo pole to row to him.
She soon came to his side.
Now seeing him up close, Chen Rong saw for the first time a muted desolation on his always smiling face.
It was very faint and very light, but it somehow made her heart throb.
She quickly turned her head and re-armed herself.
In the evening breeze, he gazed at the moonlit waves and softly remarked, “You’re late.”
As Chen Rong was about to counter that they hadn’t actually agreed on a time, his smooth voice floated to her: “This is the first time.”
He slowly turned his head, his eyes gleaming in the darkness.
Chen Rong again saw sadness from his eyes.
“Blood Stripe Pythons are true Ancientbeasts, while Frost Pythons are usually considered spirit beasts.
“However, the mother of my Frost Blood Python is a seventh grade Frost Python with developed intelligence. Only because of that, a male Blood Stripe Python fell for it, and the two of them made this Frost Blood Python.”
At that moment, the exclamations of many other Qi warriors who also practiced fire incantations echoed out.
“That’s an Ancientbeast!”
“That’s a vermilion bird in its infancy!”
Originally, they had itched to leave their own Fortune Wells to seize that flame-spewing one for their own. However, the vermilion bird had manipulated the flame power within that Heaven Flame Beast eye to devour its owner. After witnessing the violent death of a fellow cultivator with a similar cultivation base as theirs, they all had their enthusiasm dampened, as if someone had poured cold water on them.
Then, after seeing the sixth grade Earth Flame Beast cowering back to its own Fortune Well, they all gave up on the idea of seizing that Fortune Well too.
There might be other Fortune Wells that would spew flame power. It was unnecessary to risk their lives fighting that vermilion bird.
The old man who had been forced away earlier congratulated himself inwardly as he watched the dancing vermilion bird in the pillar of crimson flames, and the burly man’s charred corpse under it.
He felt that he had made a wise decision by handing that well over. Otherwise, he would have been the one burned to the death by the vermilion bird.
The pillar of crimson flames gradually shrank as the vermilion bird absorbed its Heavenflame Essence.
As people withdrew their gazes from the vermilion bird, many other Fortune Wells worked their wonders.
Nie Tian’s Fortune Well was one of them. A thick, watery mist filled with sparkling and crystal-clear drops of water rose unceasingly from the well.
Each and every drop seemed to contain the essence of water power.
Chai Fengwu, who was valiant and heroic in bearing, instantly sensed the change, and her eyes lit up.
She practiced water incantations. The essence of water power Nie Tian’s Fortune Well was spewing suited her cultivation needs perfectly. With its help, she would be able to make rapid advancement in her cultivation.
Therefore, she looked at Nie Tian with eager eyes.
Next Chapter With wide eyes, Nie Tian looked at his Fortune Well, but said with a frustrated sigh, “Talk about bad luck.”
Unlike most cultivators, he practiced not only spiritual power, but also flame power, wood power and star power.
However, his Fortune Well happened to spew none of the three, but water power instead.
According to Chai Longge, the Fortune Wells spewed all kinds of power, even including pure flesh power.
Even if his Fortune Well had spewed pure flesh power, he would be able to channel it with his special bloodline talent to refine his body.
However, water power was of absolutely no use to him.
He shifted his gaze from his Fortune Well to Yin Yanan’s and the others’, and discovered that none of their Fortune Wells had worked their wonders yet.
He understood that the Fortune Wells didn’t necessarily work wonders at the same time. Some took longer, while others took shorter.
Not to mention that some might even stay dormant till the entire season was over.
“Hey, little brother!” A distant, overjoyed voice caught Nie Tian’s ears.
He looked over, and it turned out to be a good-looking man in purple garments, who was at the middle Profound realm and wreathed in an aura that was as smooth as water.
With a warm smile, he said, “My name is Xie Yunhai. Your Fortune Well agrees with my cultivation attribute perfectly. And my Fortune Well is spewing wood power. How about we swap?”
Nie Tian looked over with rapt attention, and discovered that the Fortune Well he was standing by was indeed spewing wisps of green aura, which seemed to contain pure wood power.
As soon as he uttered these words, a disappointed look rapidly spread out across Chai Fengwu’s face, even though Nie Tian hadn’t given a reply yet.
She sighed inwardly while shaking her head, knowing that she probably wouldn’t be able to get that Fortune Well from Nie Tian.
After all, Xie Yunhai’s well happened to be the kind Nie Tian needed. A swap would benefit them both.
With an unrestrained smile, Nie Tian nodded. “Okay, why not?”
He then blurred into action. In the next moment, he landed on the Bone Blood Demon’s shoulder and commanded it to fly towards Xie Yunhai.
Watching the enormous Bone Blood Demon coming towards him, Xie Yunhai had great apprehension in his eyes. Before it came close, he left his Fortune Well to make room for it to land.
As a Profound realm cultivator, he already possessed the ability to fly without external help. Therefore, without summoning an air-transportation spiritual tool, he made a brief detour in the air to avoid the Bone Blood Demon, and then landed by Nie Tian’s Fortune Well.
After assuming a firm foothold, he clasped his hands towards Nie Tian and said, “Many thanks!”
Nie Tian nodded back at him.
After turning his eyes from Nie Tian, Xie Yunhai took a deep breath as his face rapidly grew cold.
His gaze went back and forth between Chai Longge and his sister before saying with a stern, threatening tone, “I’m from the Water Moon Sect in the Domain of Vast Darkness. You’d better think it through if you want to take this Fortune Well by force.”
He was well-aware that, just like him, Chai Fengwu also practiced water power. The Fortune Well he had obtained from Nie Tian through their swap also suited Chai Fengwu’s needs.
While Chai Fengwu’s cultivation base was the same as his, Chai Longge’s cultivation base was higher than his.
If the brother-sister pair teamed up on him, he would most likely find himself in a difficult situation.
“The Water Moon Sect from the Domain of Vast Darkness, and his family name is Xie…” Chai Longge’s expression suddenly flickered, as if he had remembered something.
Immediately afterwards, he signaled Chai Fengwu to stay back with his gaze, and then said, “Well, since my little sister isn’t fated to have it, we don’t intend to take it by force.”
“That’d be for the best,” Xie Yunhai said with a plain tone, but the vigilant look in his eyes didn’t fade.
While keeping an eye on Chai Longge and Chai Fengwu, he took out numerous water-attributed spiritual materials from within his ring of holding, and started placing them around the Fortune Well in a special formation.
Soon, a glistening hemispherical ward enveloped him and the Fortune Well.
Only then did a hint of relief appear on his face as he walked to the mouth of the Fortune Well and started channeling water power essence from it.
“Dammit!” Mu Biqiong cursed inwardly after seeing Nie Tian start building a Wood Thriving Formation with tree branches after landing by his new Fortune Well on the Bone Blood Demon.
She also practiced wood power, so that well suited her needs too.
If she could have the demonic flowers inside of her channel wood power essence from it, she would have a great chance at breaking through from the late Worldly realm into the Profound realm.
However, since Xie Yunhai was originally rather far from her, by the time she had discovered that his Fortune Well was spewing wood power essence, he had already proposed to swap Fortune Wells with Nie Tian.
If she had discovered it earlier, she would have flown over without the slightest hesitation, killing Xie Yunhai and taking his Fortune Well.
She had never been known as a kind person. Her vicious and relentless nature was known throughout the entire Domain of Heaven’s Boundaries.
She wouldn’t have any mental burden about taking other people’s Fortune Wells by force.
However, she turned out to be one step too late. Watching Nie Tian agree to Xie Yunhai’s proposal, she had felt frustrated, knowing that she had missed a great opportunity.
After all, she didn’t want or dare to take that Fortune Well from Nie Tian.
Even though she had a demonic plant at her command, and Nie Tian’s Bone Blood Demon had lost its previous battle prowess, she was still rather apprehensive about him deep down.
“You might as well try you know, if you really want it,” Yin Yanan said with an ill-intentioned smile. “Nie Tian’s puppet is not as powerful as before, and that plant of yours hasn’t suffered a single defeat. Perhaps you’ll actually win.”
With an icy look in her eyes, Mu Biqiong let out a cold snort, ignoring her intent to stir up trouble.
Nie Tian finished planting seventy-two tree branches into the ground around the Fortune Well. After a green hemispherical ward with mysterious patterns from trees of life formed over him and the Fortune Well, he finally put his heart at ease.
WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH!
Wisps of wood power gave off emerald sparkling light as they rose from the mouth of the Fortune Well.
Under the Wood Thriving Formation’s profound influence, the wood power grew increasingly pure and concentrated. As soon as Nie Tian attempted to channel it with Heavenly Wood Heal, the wisps of pure, concentrated wood power instantly flew into him like numerous wisps of emerald light.
In fact, Nie Tian had already refined his vortex of wood power to the point where it was ready for his breakthrough into the late Worldly realm, and liquidized wood power was already brimming in it.
He no longer needed extra wood power to help him make a breakthrough.
The wood power he channeled into himself was used to finish the third stage of Heavenly Wood Heal: Meridian Toughening.
Therefore, he secretly activated his bloodline talent Life Drain and channeled flesh power from the heaps of spirit beast meat within his ring of holding. Then, he followed the Heavenly Wood Heal’s procedures by striking his heart repeatedly with it.
As ruptures appeared in the fine meridians around his heart, wood power poured into those meridians like trickling streams, carrying vigorous life force that could nourish all things.
After receiving the wood power essence from that Fortune Well, those meridians that were as fine as hairs healed at a speed that shocked even Nie Tian himself.
He then discovered that not only was the wood power essence he obtained from this Fortune Well unprecedentedly pure and rich, but it also contained some mysterious power that could help him heal himself.
He had made a few attempts to finish the last step of Meridian Toughening before, but they had all failed.
But this time, he found the process of regenerating tissues to reforge the meridians in his heart to be surprisingly smooth.
Just like this, he was soon consumed with the process of breaking and rebuilding his meridians.
It didn’t take very long before he finally finished with Meridian Toughening.
Even after that, wood power that was rich and pure continued pouring into him, further stimulating his flesh and the vortex of wood power within his spiritual sea.
All of a sudden, the obstacles that had been keeping him from entering the late Worldly realm seemed to shatter on their own.
Immediately afterwards, great changes took place in his spiritual sea in his dantian region. His spiritual core blossomed with misty light as his three vortexes of different powers spun madly, as if his entire spiritual sea was roaring and transforming.
“Finally!” As a thought entered his mind, numerous spirit jades and other spiritual materials flew out of his ring of holding and piled up in front of him.
Without concerning himself with the environment he was in, he instantly set about breaking through into the late Worldly realm, confident that the Wood Thriving Formation would protect him from any external danger.
Yin Yanan’s mouth was half open as she exclaimed inwardly with a astonished expression, “No way! He’s started his breakthrough process already?!”
Many others also noticed this anomaly. By the time they saw Nie Tian taking out all kinds of spiritual materials and channeling power from them, they realized that he had broken through the obstacles in his cultivation and was attempting to finish his breakthrough without delay.
The look in Yin Yanan’s eyes rapidly grew cold as she glanced around, and saw that a handful of cultivators were already converging on him. “It’s such a rash and reckless decision to finish his breakthrough under such circumstances.”
All of those who came seemed to practice wood power.
There was even a sixth grade Floragrim among them.
The Floragrim had shriveled skin that looked like the skin of an old tree. However, mysterious patterns could be vaguely seen under his skin.
He floated in the air and examined the green ward generated by the Wood Thriving Formation with a grim expression. He didn’t pay much attention to Nie Tian, as if those translucent and sparkling tree branches and the unfathomable patterns within that green ward were much more interesting.
Mu Biqiong’s eyebrows furrowed as killing intent rapidly built up within her eyes. Then, with an icy voice, she said, “Please go back to your Fortune Wells!”
Yin Yanan’s eyes were also filled with warning as she laid them on the Floragrim.
The human cultivators’ expressions flickered after hearing Mu Biqiong’s warning. They exchanged a glance, and then left reluctantly.
Only the Floragrim remained in place, and still fixed his fiery gaze on the tree branches and the mysterious patterns in the green ward, as if he were completely unconcerned.
Next Chapter An impatient look appeared in Mu Biqiong’s eyes as she asked, “Do you not speak our language?”
A dangerous aura gradually wreathed her as the killing intent in her eyes grew stronger and stronger.
At this moment, the Floragrim seemed to finally notice her. He tore his gaze from the tree branches to look at her with a calm expression. Then, in fluent human language, he answered, “I speak it.”
The spatial cage collapse instantly. Yi Yun’s strike came with the potency which shattered the void as it slapped Kun Xu directly in the face!
With a loud bang, Kun Xu flew backward like a meteor. His muscles that were like divine metal and his Yuan Qi protection were reduced to a mess as potent forces surged through him. He spewed out mouthfuls of blood as he slammed into the array formation barrier surrounding the White Jade Phoenix Palace.
The barrier cracked at the spot where Kun Xu made the impact.
Kun Xu’s mouth was like a blood fountain as his body slid down the barrier like a piece of paper.
Upon seeing this scene, everyone unknowingly turned agape as the entire square fell silent!
The high and mighty White Lunar Divine Empire Imperial Preceptor had been sent flying by Yi Yun with a slap like he was a flying pig!
Villainous Sect Master and the Endless Wave of Heroes This… This was Yi Yun’s strength?
“I am taking my wife away today. Whoever stops me shall be killed!”
Yi Yun hugged Lin Xintong with one arm as he stood up straight. His eyes were like two bolts of lightning, penetrating whatever it swept past!
His killing intent was like a burning inferno that consumed everything.
At that instant, everyone had the illusion that the person standing before them was not Yi Yun, but a peerless Godly Monarch! Chapter 1547: Skyjade Constellation
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
Yi Yun’s voice resounded across the White Jade Phoenix Palace. And in stark contrast was a silence akin to a cemetery’s from the various overlords and elites from the various Sinkhole factions on the coronation grounds.
Whoever stops me shall be killed!
This simple sentence was often shouted by people in a warrior’s world, but never had there been once in history where such a sentence was filled with a terrifying suppressive might like Yi Yun’s. It was as though a primordial behemoth from hundreds of millions of years ago had growled after being roused from its deep sleep!
And even more unbelievable was the fact that Yi Yun had only cultivated for mere centuries.
Ignoring the Sinkhole, even in the long rivers of martial history, never had there been such a bizarre turn of events-a junior had sent a major faction’s overlord flying with a single slap!
“This Yi Yun… is my age? No… he’s even younger than me!” Mu Yun turned disenchanted. He was an elite among the Sinkhole’s younger generation. Although he was far inferior to Lin Xintong and slightly inferior to Fairy Yourou, he still had hopes of becoming an overlord figure in the future.
He thought highly of himself and had born a grudge that Sacred Horizon Divine Lord had not offered him a Godly Monarch Royal Seal, but now, he realized he was nothing but crap when compared to Yi Yun.
He took a glance at Zhu Ningxie whose lips were twitching. His face was extremely pale and it was obvious that he had suffered a tremendous setback. Previously, he was indeed envious that Yi Yun had casually gifted the Godly Monarch Royal Seals, but opportunities were exterior to one’s body after all. In a warrior’s world, one valued one’s strength the most. They felt that they still held advantages over Yi Yun since they had left their names on the Ancient Ruins world’s World Monolith a century ago.
But now, they realized that Yi Yun’s strength had reached a realm incomprehensible to them. And the mere achievement of leaving their names on the World Monolith became a joke in front of Yi Yun.
“Young Master Yi, how did you…”
Fairy Yourou looked at Yi Yun in a daze. She knew that Yi Yun’s strength was extraordinary, but she never imagined him to be this strong.
“Today, anyone who stops me will be my enemy. Do not blame me for being heartless!”
Yi Yun’s voice was stern. The abnormal soul energy within Lin Xintong’s soul sea was causing him to burn with fury.
At that moment, Imperial Preceptor Kun Xu, who had been sent flying by Yi Yun, struggled to get up as he wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth. He was enraged from the embarrassment of being sent flying by a junior. It was the greatest insult in his entire life!
“Ka Ka Ka!”
Kun Xu’s lifeblood stirred as his eyes turned bloodshot. He stared at Yi Yun like a feral animal.
“Kun Xu, stand down!”
At that moment, a voice with bold overtones sounded. It was none other than Divine General Skyjade.
“Lord Skyjade, it was just carelessness on my part…” Kun Xu was exasperated. “I underestimated the punk’s strength and thought it would be an easy capture. Furthermore, I was worried about injuring Her Majesty, so I held back. But this little bastard thought nothing of it. He immediately dealt a lethal blow, allowing him to gain the upper hand. Lord Skyjade, let me continue. I will definitely not be defeated again.”
Kun Xu felt that his defeat was way too humiliating. Even if Yi Yun’s strength was terrifying and that he was unlikely to defeat Yi Yun, he wanted to show that he would not be inflicted with such terrible injuries at the very least. By attacking again, he felt that he could redeem the situation a little.
However, Divine General Skyjade denied him with a single sentence. “Stand down. Leave the battle to me!”
Skyjade walked towards Yi Yun as his battle armor resounded like an ancient dragon’s roar. At that instant, his aura changed. It felt like he was a towering god that was lofty and beyond reach!
This was a true Sacred Horizon Divine Lord powerhouse! Although Kun Xu was a Sinkhole overlord, he was still far inferior to top Sinkhole figures like Sacred Horizon Divine Lord and Eclipse Arhat!
Skyjade was, in ways, Sacred Horizon Divine Lord’s equal. He had not fought in tens of thousands of years and he was definitely an enemy who would leave one apprehensive!
Skyjade stared intently at Yi Yun. “Yi Yun, I never imagined that you had such strength. I had made a wrong judgment about you. You are truly an elite that appears once in a billion years in the martial world. It will be a pity if you are slain here, but I will absolutely not allow for you to take Her Majesty away!”
Skyjade had a vague understanding of the secret regarding Bai Yueyin’s Grand Reincarnation Technique. Under such circumstances, how could he allow Yi Yun to take Lin Xintong away?
Skyjade waved his right hand as a purple spear appeared in it. The moment the spear appeared, the White Jade Phoenix Palace began to tremble and hum.
“Purple Golden Dragon Patterned Spear. An Ancient Godly Monarch numinous treasure!” someone gasped.
Skyjade was the strongest combat general of the White Lunar Divine Empire. The spear he wielded was not an item that belonged to the White Lunar Divine Empire, but an artifact which had been handed down in his family. It was rumored to be constructed from a dragon bone of an Ancient Godly Monarch. Furthermore, it had been nurtured in the dantian its entire life to create a weapon intrinsic to its owner!
“To even use his Purple Golden Dragon Patterned Spear, it shows that Divine General Skyjade is determined to retain Yi Yun. But Lin Xintong is just beside Yi Yun. Does he not care for Lin Xintong’s wishes…”
A Sinkhole powerhouse was puzzled. Previously, Lin Xintong appeared to hold an extraordinary and absolute status in the White Lunar Divine Empire. Whatever she said was supposed to be final, but now, it appeared that these old subordinates were not fully in compliance with Lin Xintong’s orders.
“Yi Yun, the ancestors of my Skyjade family served an Ancient Godly Monarch. This spear was left in my family after an Ancient Godly Monarch perished. This divine spear contains a sliver of power left behind by the Ancient Godly Monarch. Although it’s only a sliver, it’s not something you can withstand at all!
“This power is not something I would usually use that easily, but I have no other choice today. I’m giving you one last chance. Swear under your Dao heart and leave Her Majesty. If not, I will use this spear to slay you at this coronation and use you as a blood sacrifice to the heavens!”
“Skyjade!” Lin Xintong yelled out.
Although she had cultivated in the Emotion Forgetting Art and had suffered a backlash from her Yuan Qi which injured her meridians, her voice remained daunting!
“Your Majesty, nothing you say today will be of any use. Your humble subordinate can only apologize!”
The person Skyjade was truly loyal to was Bai Yueyin. As for Lin Xintong, she was just a mouthpiece of Bai Yueyin. His respect for Lin Xintong basically stemmed from his respect for Bai Yueyin!
Lin Xintong gripped with anxiety. The strength Yi Yun demonstrated had astounded her, but Divine General Skyjade was different. Besides, he was now using his ancestral weapon!
The power of a Godly Monarch reduced with every use. For Skyjade to pay such a price showed his determination to kill Yi Yun.
“Xintong, hide first.”
As Yi Yun spoke, a spiritual light flashed in his hand as a suction force transmitted over.
“Yi Yun, you…”
“I will definitely take you away with me today.”
Yi Yun placed Lin Xintong into the God Advent Tower.
Upon seeing this scene, everyone was alarmed. Kun Xu had previously mentioned that he had held back because of Lin Xintong’s presence since he was afraid of injuring her. Although it was just talk to redeem himself after being defeated, it was not necessarily false! If Lin Xintong had not been there, Kun Xu could have been wary of Yi Yun’s strength from the beginning and used all his strength. Although it was still possible that he was not Yi Yun’s match, he would not be utterly defeated with a single strike at the very least.
Under such circumstances, wasn’t Yi Yun courting death to let Lin Xintong hide away in his artifact?
Although it was shameless to fight while holding Lin Xintong hostage, how old was Yi Yun? He should have been proud that he could match a Sinkhole powerhouse. Yet, here he was giving an opportunity to his enemy.
“Yi Yun, I’m impressed! It’s very rare for me to be impressed by someone. The departed empress was one, and you are another one. But unfortunately, you will die today!”
As Skyjade spoke, what appeared to be a boundless cosmic background appeared behind him. In the starry background, there were nine stars in a constellation which were especially bright. The nine-starred constellation produced a mysterious arrangement as though they were drawing out an ancient totem.
This was a phenomenon unique to Divine General Skyjade. The Skyjade family clan’s heritage was special. The moment the phenomenon appeared, a mountain of corpses and a sea of blood would appear!
“Skyjade Constellation, Immortal Annihilation Spear Thrust!”
Just as Skyjade was about to attack, the boundless Heaven Earth Yuan Qi was sucked into Skyjade’s spear, leaving a vacuum behind. The Godly Monarch power that laid asleep in the Purple Golden Dragon Patterned Spear roused as it appeared to overturn the cosmos!
All the elites present, including a large number of Divine Lords, felt as though all their lifeblood was being sucked away by the spear. It was extremely uncomfortable. Although the spear was not trained at them, they still felt like they were being slain by the spear!
“Yi Yun is in trouble. How is he to withstand this strike?” Sacred Horizon Divine Lord’s expression changed. He believed that even he would be severely injured if he were to face the strike!
“Even if a Godly Monarch were here, I would still be able to cause bloodshed! As for you, you are just too weak!”
Yi Yun bellowed as a black cauldron, which was bathed in a divine light that radiated throughout the world, flew out of his dantian.
The cauldron produced a might that seemed to render the world asunder. People clearly saw a gigantic black dragon phantom appear from the cauldron as it roared!
Upon seeing the divine dragon’s phantom, everyone felt a jolt through their hearts. Even Sacred Horizon Divine Lord and Eclipse Arhat retreated several steps back. The black dragon’s might was just too horrifying. It was no ordinary Ancient Fey; it appeared to be a legendary Ancient Fey God!
“A mere spear forged from a dragon bone wishes to compete with the Dragon Emperor? Shatter!”
Yi Yun roared out loud as the black Ascending Dragon Cauldron crashed down like it would overturn the world. And at the same time, the ground which Yi Yun’s feet were on produced the shadows of the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence. It was as though thousands of demons and gods had descended upon the world as they struck at Skyjade!
This strike had unimaginable might. Yi Yun had also used all his strength.
The White Jade Phoenix Palace quaked as the surrounding void shattered. Endless spatial storms swept over as all the Divine Lords present had drastic changes in expressions. They quickly retreated and used their Yuan Qi barriers to protect the younger generation. Amid this terrifying spatial storms, even a Supremacy would be torn to shreds!
It was too powerful. It was as though a Godly Monarch had appeared, invincible and indomitable.
Skyjade spat out a mouthful of blood. His protective Yuan Qi, along with his golden battle armor, tore apart like paper. Nearly all his ribs fractured as his organs were damaged. He was severely injured!
The protective barriers around the White Jade Phoenix Palace failed to withstand the blast as they began cracking. Countless beams of light tore through the barriers as they shot towards the high heavens.
This scene left everyone alarmed. Mu Yun’s and Zhu Ningxie’s bodies were trembling. They did not dare believe what had happened before their very eyes.
Divine General Skyjade had used a sliver of the Godly Monarch powers sealed within the Godly Monarch numinous treasure, but still, he had been defeated by Yi Yun. What level of strength did this Yi Yun have!? Chapter 1548: Unstoppable
Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
“Lord Skyjade, are you alright!?”
Imperial Preceptor Lingluo’s voice trembled. Her body phased away as she appeared by Skyjade’s side.
At that moment, Divine General Skyjade’s armor was shattered. His hair was disheveled and his body was covered in blood. Although he had an extremely powerful physique, he had fractures and damaged meridians all over his body. He was completely stripped of his ability to continue combat.
It was completely unheard of to have a strength that eliminated Divine General Skyjade’s combat ability with one strike!
“Who else wishes to stop me?”
Yi Yun stood as straight and sharp as a spear hovering in midair. He had already stimulated the Dragon Emperor bloodline in him, causing his potent lifeblood to billow out and head straight for the firmaments. A black cauldron was slowly spinning beneath his feet as it emitted a dragon’s roar.
Although no one recognized the divine cauldron, they were certain that it was a divine artifact more valuable than a Godly Monarch numinous treasure since it was able to suppress one in a frontal assault.
No one dared to make another sound. Lingluo looked at Yi Yun with clenched teeth. This was what backed his audacity, so it was no wonder he came to the White Lunar Divine Empire alone and showed no fear.
Without Bai Yueyin, no one in the White Lunar Divine Empire could stop Yi Yun.
The shock and awe his strength inspired was exactly the effect Yi Yun wanted. Although he had only delivered one strike, he had done it with full strength. After all, there were so many Sinkhole powerhouses present. If the White Lunar Divine Empire were to promise benefits to them and these numerous Divine Lords joined forces in a bid to kill him, Yi Yun would be in grave danger!