Chapter 4009 - Arriving One After Another

War Sovereign Soaring The Heavens Feng Qingyang, 风轻扬 2022/9/13 16:56:45

It did not take long for Duan Ling Tian to arrive at the first place he was brought to after arriving in this place three months ago. The small floating islands, which were reserved for the high-ranking officials from the various top forces in the Seven Mansions, were just the same as before. As for the young generation, they could only hover in the air watch.

Zhen Ping Fan, who was sitting at a stone table on one of the small floating islands, said to Duan Ling Tian through Voice Transmission, “Duan Ling Tian, why don’t you come down here and sit with us? Junior Uncle Ye and Elder Ye won’t mind…”

Duan Ling Tian refused Zhen Ping Fan’s invitation immediately. “Elder Zhen, I’m fine here.”

After that, Duan Ling Tian continued to look around.

Since it was still rather early, only the Pure Yang Sect and another three forces had arrived. However, there were no young disciples among the people from the three forces that arrived. Naturally, appearance was not an indication of one’s age. The participants could very well choose a more mature appearance even if they were below the age of 10,000.

Duan Ling Tian naturally stood with the other young disciples from the Pure Yang Sect near the island where the elders from the Pure Yang Sect were seated.

At this moment, Duan Ling Tian suddenly received a Voice Transmission from Ye Chen Feng.

“The people from the Wanqi clan are here.”

Duan Ling Tian turned slightly and saw a group of people being led over by an old man. With just a glance, he recognized the old man. It was none other than Wanqi Yu Ning, the Golden Seat Elder of the Wanqi clan, who was also a powerful intermediate Emperor of Gods.

“He led the people from the Wanqi clan here?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised. However, when he recalled the Wanqi clan’s current situation, he thought it was not really surprising.

In the past, there were four intermediate Emperors of Gods in the Wanqi clan: Wanqi Liu Su, the Clan Leader of the Wanqi clan, and Wanqi Yu Ning, Wanqi Wu Ming, and Wanqi Jue; who were the three Golden Seat Elders of the Wanqi clan. However, out of three Golden Seat Elders, Wanqi Jue died while Wanqi Wu Ming was grounded. This meant there were only two people who could lead the others here. As the clan leader, Wanqi Liusu would stay in the clan to guard the clan so there was only Wanqi Yu Ning left.

Soon after, Duan Ling Tian sensed a hostile gaze directed at him from behind Wanqi Yu Ning. Before he even took a good look, he already knew to whom the hostile gaze was from. Only Wanqi Hong would be so hostile toward him in the Wanqi clan.

Although Duan Ling Tian had something to do with Wanqi Jue’s death, it was not enough for the Wanqi clan to blame him for it. If anything, they would blame Ye Chen Feng and Zhen Ping Fan. Only Wanqi Hong would harbor such hatred toward him. After all, Wanqi Hong could not direct his hatred toward Ye Chen Feng and Zhen Ping Fan yet. The most obvious target for Wanqi Hong now was Duan Ling Tian.

When Duan Ling Tian met Wanqi Hong’s gaze, Wanqi Hong did not conceal his murderous intent at all. On the contrary, he even said to Duan Ling Tian icily, “Duan Ling Tian, one day, I’ll kill you to avenge my great-great-grandfather…”

Upon hearing Wanqi Hong’s Voice Transmission, Duan Ling Tian smiled faintly and said, “Wanqi Hong, if my memory didn’t fail me, I didn’t kill your great-great-grandfather. If you want to seek revenge, you’re looking at the wrong person. At the very least, I shouldn’t be the main target.”

Wanqi Hong only scoffed in response. His expression darkened, and his murderous intent intensified as he continued to stare at Duan Ling Tian.

At the same time, Wanqi Yu Ning, who led the Wanqi clan’s entourage, followed the direction of Wanqi Hong’s gaze and saw Duan Ling Tian. Then, his eyes flashed with an indecipherable emotion. After a moment, he shifted his eyes to the small floating island near Duan Ling Tian, and when his eyes landed on a golden-clad carefree figure on the island, unconcealable fear shone in his eyes. The golden-clad figure was none other than Ye Chen Feng.

“Elder Wanqi, please follow me.”

The high-ranking officials of the Wanqi clan were arranged to be seated on the small floating island next to the Pure Yang Sect’s small floating island. No one knew if this was intentional or not.

The distance between the two small floating islands might seem far to the average cultivator, but it was nothing to those on the islands.

Following Wanqi Yu Ning’s lead, the high-ranking officials of the Wanqi clan took their seats on the small floating island.

At this time, the sound of laughter rang in the air before a cheerful voice called out, “Elder Wanqi!”

The owner of the voice was a burly middle-aged man. The burly middle-aged man, along with the people behind him, soon appeared in front of the people from the Wanqi clan.

Upon seeing the burly middle-aged man, Wanqi Yu Ning led the elders from the Wanqi clan to stand up before nodding at the middle-aged man politely.

“Leader Ren.”

The burly middle-aged man was the Leader of the Eastern Ridge Mansion’s Alliance of Benevolence and Justice.

The people from the Wanqi clan were not surprised that the leader of the alliance personally led the entourage from the alliance here. Unlike sects and clans, the alliance was formed and led by a group of powerhouses. The title of ‘Alliance Leader’ was just an honorary title. Nonetheless, one still had to possess enough strength to be given such a title.

The Leader of the Alliance of Benevolence and Justice was the strongest person in the alliance. It was said that he usually did not manage the affairs of the alliance and spent most of his time in closed-door cultivation. He would only step forward if it was necessary for him to take action.

After greeting Wanqi Yu Ning, the Leader of the Alliance of Benevolence and Justice turned around and called out, “Elder Ye, Elder Liu, long time no see.”

“Leader Ren,” Liu Feng Gu responded after he stood up briefly and nodded.

As for Ye Chen Feng, he only glanced at the other party before ignoring the other party.

Upon seeing this, the young disciples of the Wanqi clan assumed that Ye Chen Feng had responded so coldly because Ye Chen Feng was strong enough to do so.

Even Duan Ling Tian felt that way in the beginning. However, after thinking about it, he knew Ye Chen Feng was not that kind of person. There was definitely a reason behind Ye Cheng’s cold treatment of the Leader of the Alliance of Benevolence and Justice.

Just like every other time, Duan Ling Tian turned to Zhen Ping Fan when he was curious. In just a moment, he received a reply from Zhen Ping Fan.

“Back then, the Leader of the Alliance of Benevolence and Justice didn’t think Junior Uncle Ye had much potential. As such, he gave a valuable item, which should’ve gone to Junior Uncle Ye, to a prodigy from the Seven Kills Valley. However, he didn’t do it because he had ulterior motives. After all, it did not affect him no matter who he gave the item. It was just that he didn’t have a discerning eye and chose to give the item to the other person because he thought the other person was more talented than Junior Uncle Ye. That item was very important to Junior Uncle Ye at that time…”

Upon hearing this, Duan Ling Tian also realized that Ye Chen Feng, who was fiercely protective of his own people, could really hold grudges for a long time. It was due to this that Ye Chen Feng’s reputation inside and outside of the Pure Yang Sect was very different. Ye Chen Feng’s reputation outside of the Pure Yang Sect was less than stellar while his reputation in the sect was pristine! In short, everyone in the Eastern Ridge Mansion either loved Ye Chen Feng or hated him.

Soon after the people from the Alliance of Benevolence and Justice settled down on their small floating island, another group of people arrived. They were led by those from the Profound Jade Mansion to a small floating island on the other side of the Pure Yang Sect’s small floating island.

“Elder Ye, Elder Liu.”

Duan Ling Tian saw a few familiar faces in this group of people. Hence, he knew they were from the Seven Kills Valley.

Apart from those two people, Duan Ling Tian also recognized Dao Wei, who was Yu Chang Lian’s disciple. He was also among the top young prodigies in the Seven Kills Valley.

Coincidentally, Dao Wei met Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. Unlike the past, no contempt could be seen in his eyes at all, only fear remained.

The person leading the people from the Seven Kills Valley was neither Yu Chang Lian nor Hong Yun Xiao. It was an old man whom Duan Ling Tian was not familiar with. Despite his age, he looked very energetic, and his eyes seemed very keen.

After looking at the old man for a moment, Duan Ling Tian shifted his eyes back to Hong Yun Xiao. He found that Hong Yun Xiao bore quite a resemblance to the old man.

‘Previously, I heard Elder Zhen say that Hong Yun Xiao’s great-grandfather is one of the few intermediate Emperors of Gods in Seven Kills Valley. The old man should be his great-grandfather…’

Similar to Zhen Ping Fan, Hong Yun Xiao was a rudimentary Emperor of Gods. They both also had a high status and had close relatives holding high positions in their respective forces.

“Elder Hong.”

This time, not only Liu Feng Gu, but Ye Chen Feng rose to his feet as well to greet the old man with a smile.

Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian asked Zhen Ping Fan through Voice Transmission, “Elder Zhen, don’t tell me Elder Ye also has a grudge against Elder Hong?”

Zhen Ping Fan was caught off guard by Duan Ling Tian’s question. When he recovered, he said with a wry smile, “Duan Ling Tian, do you have any misunderstandings about Junior Uncle Ye? He… He’s really not one to hold grudges…”