Ancient Godly Monarch Chapter 1742
The once-per-hundred years Lifelong Banquet was still the most magnificent and largest-scale event in the Lifelong Realm.
Inside Lifelong City, experts were as common as clouds. Experts from the minor and major powers through the Lifelong Realm would all gather here once every hundred years. For people of some status, they naturally wanted to come and broaden their horizons.
It was rumored that in the banquet a hundred years ago, Qin Wentian and Di Tian shook the Lifelong Realm with their names, shooting up into the skies after a battle. They then obtained the Realmlord’s recognition and after that, these two joined forces and killed the Lifire Palace Lord. The ending was Qin Wentian became the new Lifire Palace Lord while Di Tian became the vice palace lord.
And now, both Qin Wentian and Di Tian had already broken through to the empyrean realm, they naturally no longer needed to contend against the other immortal emperors. They would send their subordinates to do battle instead. Nobody knew which characters would rise up to fame this time.
After all, at the grand banquet, they would have a chance to meet extremely famous characters. The legendary Lifelong Realmlord, the nine world palace lords, the number one Desolate Heaven Palace Lord, etc. Everyone was filled with anticipation, the peak powers of the Lifelong Sainthall’s territories and the territories governed by the nine world palace lords would attend this for sure.
Everyone was waiting to attend the glorious grand banquet but the vast majority of them didn’t sense the undercurrents brewing in the dark. A storm would definitely occur but at the very least, the situation was still very calm now. Only a minority of powers had managed to sense it.
For example, the Xuanyuan Clan, Jialan Clan, etc, as well as the Skyair Palace Lord and Gemini Palace Lords.
Qin Wentian led everyone from the Lifire Palace and had just arrived in Lifelong City. The Lifelong Sainthall naturally received news of his arrival. The Lifelong Realmlord laughed coldly in his heart. As expected, Qin Wentian still had no idea what was going to happen and still voluntarily delivered himself here. He simply doesn’t know what is death. Qin Wentian and Beiming Youhuang were in cahoots with each other and actually planned to trick him. This was simply a humiliation. He is going to make Qin Wentian lose all face at the Lifelong Banquet this time around.
Right now, Qin Wentian and his subordinates were temporarily staying in the Jialan Clan. Their arrival caused many people to pay a visit to the Jialan Clan because everyone still didn’t know the current state of relationship between him and the Lifelong Realmlord. With regards to Qin Wentian, the new Lifire Palace Lord, everyone felt that his future was boundlessly bright and they naturally wanted to maintain a good relationship with him. But of course, there were some people who already received the news. Quite some time ago, the Lifelong Sainthall already sent someone to fetch Ye Qianyu over. Although this seemed like an insignificant thing, if one thought about Ye Qianyu’s identity, they would soon understand there was another meaning to this.
Don’t forget that back then, Ye Qianyu was once imprisoned in the Lifelong Sainthall. Hence, some powers felt that something was unusual and they decided not to head to the Jialan Clan to pay their respects to the Lifire Palace Lord, choosing to maintain a distance. If not, if the Realmlord was truly unhappy with Qin Wentian and knew that they had a close relationship with Qin Wentian, things would be extremely dire.
But at this moment, the Jialan Clan who had clearly deduced the truth, actually allowed Qin Wentian to stay in their clan’s residence. This clearly showed that there was a profound meaning hidden in it.
Qin Wentian naturally understood this.
At this moment in the Jialan Clan, the core members of the clan, including Jialan Jiangshan and those present were seated in a great hall. Jialan Jiangshan tried two times to obtain the Lifire Palace Lord’s position but both times ended up in failure. In truth, he did feel a heavy sense of defeat in his heart. That year when he saw Qin Wentian and Di Tian’s strength, he could only sigh. The new replacing the old, he knew he was inferior.
After obtaining the news sent to him by Jialan Yuntian, he understood that another opportunity just presented itself before the Jialan Clan. It was just that the stakes this time was far larger. If he was the slightest bit careless, the entire Jialan Clan might end up being buried.
“Palace Lord Qin, let’s not beat around the bush. I’ve already forbidden outsiders from entering here. Palace Lord Qin, since you already know that the Lifelong Realmlord would target you, why did you still come back? Are you preparing to contend against him?” Jialan Jiangshan straightforwardly asked.
“You should know why I killed the previous Lifire Palace Lord, right? Now, the Realmlord has brought Ye Qianyu to the Lifelong Sainthall. I have no choice but to come.” Qin Wentian calmly replied, his words causing Jialan Jiangshan’s heart to be filled with shock. That was right, this scenario was similar to back then. But in the past, Qin Wentian’s opponent was the Lifire Palace Lord. This time around, the strength of his opponent was much stronger in comparison.
Because, his opponent was the Lifelong Realmlord.
“Does Palace Lord Qin have at least 50% confidence?” Jialan Jiangshan stared at Qin Wentian as he asked again.
“So what if I have, so what if I don’t?” Qin Wentian replied.
“If Palace Lord Qin has 50% confidence, my Jialan Clan is willing to give our all, sacrificing everything to follow Palace Lord Qin. If Palace Lord Qin doesn’t even have 50% confidence, my Jialan Clan will stand aside and observe everything neutrally, not participating in the Lifelong Banquet this time around.” Jialan Jiangshan spoke. Because, if he attended the banquet and the Lifelong Realmlord gave an order to seize Qin Wentian, the entire Lifelong Realm all needed to obey his order. How would dare not to obey? It was impossible even if he wished to remain neutral.
50% confidence was the Jialan Clan’s bottom line. If Qin Wentian had 50% confidence, he was willing to bet it all on him.
“Isn’t the Jialan Clan afraid that I will make use of you all again?” Qin Wentian spoke, clearly admitting to the fact that he made use of the Jialan Clan back then. Naturally, all of that was in the past. The Jialan Clan actually also understood this as well.
“This is different from that year. Back then, Palace Lord Qin already had hatred with my Jialan Clan due to the Jialan Monarch. But now, the Jialan Monarch has already died and the hatred has dissipated. Just like how Jialan Qiuyue trusts in Palace Lord Qin, I’m also willing to believe Palace Lord Qin one more time.” Jialan Jiangshan spoke.
“Even if I say that I have the confidence, what can the Jialan Clan do for me? You all have to understand that if I have the power to contend against the Lifelong Realmlord, I wouldn’t lack an empyrean-ranked power like the Jialan Clan.” Qin Wentian bluntly replied.
“Back then since I dared to contend for the Lifire Palace Lord’s position against the previous Lifire Palace Lord, this means that I still have some connections in the Lifelong Sainthall. In Lifelong City, many powers are familiar with each other and I might be able to influence some of them to stand on your side. But of course, the prerequisite is that you must display enough strength, allowing everyone to know that you are capable enough to contend against the Lifelong Realmlord. Also, I bet you don’t know this. The palace lord of the strongest world palace in the Lifelong Realm, the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord, his relationship with the Realmlord in actuality is an extremely bad one.”
Qin Wentian’s eyes flashed. There actually was such a matter?
“Since this is the case, why does the Realmlord still permit him to exist?” Qin Wentian spoke. From his current understanding of the Lifelong Realmlord, he knew that the Lifelong Realmlord wasn’t any magnanimous individual.
“This matter contains a secret, outsiders do not know of this and this would definitely be considered a scandal to the Realmlord if it was spread outside.” Jialan Jiangshan spoke. “Has Palace Lord Qin heard about the rumors saying that the Realmlord wanted to accept the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord as his disciple?”
“I’ve heard about it before.” Qin Wentian nodded his head.
“Haha, I believe Palace Lord Qin has heard about this but you wouldn’t know of the true story behind it. In the past, during the time when the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord was already a subordinate of the Lifelong Realmlord, he got acquainted with an extremely beautiful maiden with outstanding talent named Fairy Biyue. It’s said that her beauty was so great that the moon and flowers paled in comparison. Both of them were in love with each other however, the Lifelong Realmlord interfered in this, actually acting to seize that maiden, bringing her to the Lifelong Sainthall and even made her birth a child for him. He knows that the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord hated him very much, so he wanted to accept him as a disciple. But under such circumstances, how would the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord agree? It was because he disagreed that the Realmlord wanted to kill him. However, Fairy Biyue truly loved the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord. Why did she agreed to be together with the Lifelong Realmlord in the first place? It was precisely she didn’t want the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord to come to any harm.”
Jialan Jiangshan slowly continued, “The gist of the matter is as such. But I’m not too clear of the finer details. In any case, although the Desolate Heaven Palace is the number one strongest palace, the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord has always kept a low profile and only rarely acts in the open. No one could touch his position but the moment he becomes a threat to the Realmlord, the Realmlord would surely not spare him. I’m guessing that given the personality of the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord, he will definitely avenge this hatred. It’s just that he doesn’t have enough strength now and chose to lay low.”
After Qin Wentian heard that, he felt even more angry in his heart. This was like the same situation with Beiming Youhuang. Who would have thought that the Lifelong Realmlord already was guilty of this longer ago, he is simply despicable to the extreme. Just because he is the Lifelong Realmlord, he did whatever he wanted, treating the world as his. He even wants to snatch the women of his subordinates. What a shameless person.
“What are your intentions by saying this?” Qin Wentian asked.
“I can try to persuade the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord. If you can display enough strength to stand against the Lifelong Realmlord, he would side with you. At that time, it would surely cause huge waves to rise in the Lifelong Banquet. Even for the Lifelong Realmlord’s subordinates, they wouldn’t dare to act recklessly once the Desolate Heaven Palace Lord is involved. At that time, the pressure on you wouldn’t be that great as well.” Jialan Jiangshan spoke. Qin Wentian nodded. This was logical. But of course, the prerequisite was that he had to have enough strength to contend against the Realmlord. He had to display his strength at the Lifelong Banquet.
At this moment, someone suddenly walked over in a rush. Jialan Jiangshan frowned, “Didn’t I say that no one is to disturb us no matter the matter?”
That subordinate bowed, “Someone from the Xuanyuan Clan is here. That person says that he is here because he wishes to convey some words of the Xuanyuan Palace Lord and this is an extremely important matter. This is why I…”
“Xuanyuan Clan? What are they here for?” Jialan Jiangshan had a look of bewilderment on his face.
“They are here to look for me.” Qin Wentian laughed. Seems like Di Tian’s communication with the Xuanyuan Clan was effective. It was not too convenient for the Xuanyuan Palace Lord to come in person himself, hence he sent someone here to convey his words. One could only wonder what the message he wanted to convey was.
Jialan Jiangshan’s eyes flashed, he cast a deep glance at Qin Wentian. Seems like Qin Wentian still had some cards in the dark.
“Let’s meet that person then.” Jialan Jiangshan stood up. He and Qin Wentian followed the subordinate and after some moments, they soon saw Xuanyuan Hao standing there. Back then when Di Tian first came here, Xuanyuan Hao was none other the one who wanted to seek a marriage proposal with Jialan Qiuyue.
“Palace Lord Qin.” Xuanyuan Hao clasped his hands.
“After our meeting in Ancient Azure Mystic, I wonder what message does the Xuanyuan Palace Lord have for me?” Qin Wentian smiled and asked.
“Palace Lord asked me to pass on a message. The message is this ‘During the Lifelong Banquet, I will observe the situation seriously.’” Xuanyuan Hao spoke. Qin Wentian’s eyes flashed. Observe the situation seriously? Did this mean what he thought it meant?
“Just a single sentence?” Qin Wentian asked.
“Palace Lord just asked me to convey this single sentence over.” Xuanyuan Hao bitterly smiled. In truth, he also had no idea what that meant.
“I understand.” Qin Wentian calmly replied. Seems like the Xuanyuan Palace Lord was telling him that he would observe from the sidelines and wouldn’t directly act to oppose him. Although he didn’t promise that he would do anything for Qin Wentian, it was also an expression of good will of sorts. The Xuanyuan Palace Lord didn’t wish to offend him.
Jialan Jiangshan’s gaze flickered. Seems like there were surging undercurrents everywhere. Something major was probably going to happen at the Lifelong Banquet this time around!