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As the bright moon hung overhead, various powerhouses came forth!
On the day that the Great Jasper Feast began, practically all the Rising Sky Feather Sect disciples passionately awaited this banquet, which would be filled with divine flavors.
Ancestral Master Luo Yunyang had returned, so the Rising Sky Feather Sect would return to its glory days.
This made the entire Rising Sky Feather Sect delirious. Deep down, they were all highly anticipating the restoration of their glory days.
Returning to their glory days wasnt just a matter of face. It also touched upon massive quantities of resources.
For example, the Soul Mountain Paradise that had been lost, the tributes that ought to be enjoyed by the Rising Sky Feather Sect, the Rising Sky Feather Sects
Although the Rising Sky Feather Sect hadnt suffered too much of a battering during these 1,000 years, losing various territories meant that the items needed by the Rising Sky Feather Sect for cultivation decreased continuously.
Take the treasured pill that supplemented vital energy for example. In the past, core disciples had been provided with a sufficient quantity, but now it was only down to half.
"Master, the Sacred Water Palace has arrived!" A disciple informed Heavenly Venerate Nongyue, who was situated outside the Jasper Forest to welcome the guests.
Heavenly Venerate Nongyue was in a long green dress that looked both luxurious and graceful. She was about to get up when a thought popped up in her mind and disappeared quickly.
"He he Little Sis Nongyue. Long time no see. Hope you have been well." A rather intimate voice was accompanied by a beautiful, slender lady in a white cotton dress. The lady floated over to Heavenly Venerate Nongyue.
Inwardly, Heavenly Venerate Nongyue was rather displeased to see this lady. The reason wasnt the ladys good looks, but rather that this lady wasnt a very genuine person. She was adept at seeing which way the wind blew and getting rid of others once they outlived their usefulness.
Before Yuan Venerate Wanliu had passed, this lady had been one of Heavenly Venerate Nongyues closest sisters. However, when Yuan Venerate Wanliu had returned to dust, the relationship Heavenly Venerate Nongyue had with this lady had experienced a downward spiral.
The Sacred Water Palace had even secretly taken advantage of the Rising Sky Feather Sects plight.
This lady would put on an innocent or wronged act each time Heavenly Venerate Nongyue got involved. However, once Heavenly Venerate Nongyue returned, the friction would remain.
"Oh, it is the Sacred Water Palaces master. Please come in," Heavenly Venerate Nongyue said casually.
The Sacred Water Palaces master was a sixth-level Heavenly Venerate. It could be said that she had already reached the heights of a Great Heavenly Venerate, but she still told the unflinching Heavenly Venerate Nongyue warmly, "Everything that happened in the past was Big Sisters fault!"
"Big Sis is to be blamed for not being strict with the rules and making things difficult for Small Sis. Heavenly Venerate Yunyang hosting the Great Jasper Banquet is really a grand occasion."
"Besides preparing some rewards, Big Sis has also brought all the trouble-making disciples here for Small Sis to punish them as she pleases. What do you think, sis?" The Sacred Water Palaces master then instructed, "Hurry up and bring in those trouble-making fellows!"
Suddenly, a dispirited group walked in. All of them knelt down at practically the same time and said, "Please let us atone for our mistakes, Heavenly Venerate Nongyue."
A few disciples behind Heavenly Venerate Nongyue flushed with anger. They were rather pissed with these Sacred Water Palace disciples.
After all, these fellows had made them lose quite a bit of face in the past.
Heavenly Venerate Nongyue hadnt thought that the Sacred Water Palace Master would actually use such a method as a peace offering. Of course, she knew that she acted like this only because Luo Yunyang was holding the Great Jasper Forest Banquet. Still, she felt a little comforted.
"The Palace Master is considerate. Come in, please!" Heavenly Venerate Nongyue sighed.
The Sacred Water Palace Master, who wasnt the slightest bit angered by Heavenly Venerate Nongyues indifference, smiled and said, "Continue doing whatever you were busy with, Small Sis. Come have a good chat with Big Sis after the Great Jasper Forest Banquet starts."
As the two of them were speaking, yet another guest was led over by a disciple. Right now, practically every newcomer was completely respectful to Heavenly Venerate Nongyue, who was welcoming guests.
Longtian Great Cosmos wasnt a sealed domain, so nearly everyone knew about the Long Family Patriarch.
An entity that could slay a Yuan Venerate wasnt someone these small sects could afford to offend.
The bright moon hung overhead, and the jade forest was as picturesque as a painting. White jade tables had already been set up, and all sorts of delicacies and rare wines filled them up.
It was almost time for the Great Jasper Forest Banquet to start. However, right in the most central spot was a total of eight high jade seals that were still empty.
Beside the hosts seat waited the Rising Sky Feather Sects sect master, Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble. Below him were the sect masters of famed sects throughout the entire Longtian Great Cosmos.
All these sect masters were sizing up the eight high seats as though they were taking guesses.
Crisp bell chimes signified that the Great Jasper Forest Banquet was about to start. Right now, not a single one of the people that ought to be there had arrived.
Could the other great sects not be coming?
While everyone was doubtful and puzzled, a voice echoed loudly. "The High Stone Sects Yuan Venerate High Stone, the Shengyu Sects Yuan Venerate Haoyu, the Purple Cloud Sects Venerate Lord Tianyi, the Tianyi Sects Venerate Lord"
A multicolored beam shot down from the heavens. Within this multicolored beam, thousands of mighty figures appeared.
Two Yuan Venerates, three Venerate Lords, and more than 10 ninth-level Heavenly Venerates.
Many martialists whod had premonitions that something big would happen that day perked up.
They all knew why the Rising Sky Feather Sect was holding the Great Jasper Forest Banquet. Basically, it was because these seven great sects occupied a big part of the Rising Sky Feather Sects territory.
If these seven great sects had arrived separately, there might have been a rather high possibility of these territories returning to the Rising Sky Feather Sect. However, the seven great sects had arrived together. Even an idiot could guess the motive behind this display.
Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble frowned. Naturally, he was a wise, experienced person. After all, he was able to helm the Rising Sky Feather Sect.
He had always felt that it would be best for them to regain their territories from one party at a time. This way, they could strike alone.
However, the seven great sects had formed their own pact, which meant that things had become very troublesome. The current scenario was the hardest to deal with amongst all the possibilities that Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble had considered.
"Welcome, Yuan Venerates!" Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble hurriedly stepped forward after a moments hesitation.
Yuan Venerate High Stone waved his sleeves. "No need for formalities. Its been a long time, Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble. Looks like your cultivation is still improving!"
Although Great Heavenly Venerate had already reached the peak eighth-level Heavenly Venerate, his status meant that he still couldnt stand on equal ground with Yuan Venerate High Stone. Therefore, he was extremely respectful.
"Thank you for your praise, Yuan Venerate. However, I have merely gained very little in all these years of cultivation." Great Heavenly Venerate gestured with his arm. "Yuan Venerates, please have a seat."
Yuan Venerate Haoyu didnt say much as he followed the lead of Yuan Venerate High Stone. When he heard what Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble had said, he responded casually. "Rubble, why dont I see fellow cultivator Yunyang? How can he not show when the guests have arrived?"
"Yuan Venerate, Lord Luo Yunyang is currently in seclusion. He should end his seclusion and meet all of you in just a bit." Even though Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble was confident in his own abilities, he still couldnt help but shudder under the imposing aura of Yuan Venerate Haoyu.
A Yuan Venerates might was really magnificent!
Yuan Venerate Haoyu glanced at the hosts seat in the middle and gently floated down like a leaf onto the seat on the right. Yuan Venerate High Stone took the seat on the hosts left.
The other three Venerate Lords and the two peak ninth-level Heavenly Venerates also took their seats.
Practically all the sect masters attending the Great Jasper Banquet stood up at the same time and acknowledged the two Yuan Venerates. "Greetings, Yuan Venerate High Stone. Greetings, Yuan Venerate Haoyu!"
Although this was merely a greeting and not a large-scale homage, all these people were full of respect.
Yuan Venerates High Stone and Haoyu, who no longer had much interest in this sort of homage, waved them off. "Alright, all of you take a seat."
As everyone took their seats, someone said, "Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble, the Great Jasper Forest Banquet is a grand occasion for Longtian Great Cosmos. It really isnt an everyday occurrence."
"However, now that everyone is here, I also wish to ask something. Two members of your Rising Sky Feather Sect killed nine of the High Stone Sects disciples on the Convergent Thunder Mountain. Shouldnt you give me an explanation?"
The person speaking was the High Stone Sects Sect Master, Great Heavenly Venerate Yuanmiao, who stood in wait on Yuan Venerate High Stones left.
Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble also knew about the conflict on the Convergent Thunder Mountain. He had originally planned to talk about it after the Great Jasper Forest Banquet, but he had never imagined that Great Heavenly Venerate Yuanmiao would actually bring it up right now.
Clearly, he didnt have kind intentions.
Just as Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble was about to speak up, Heavenly Venerate Nongyue spoke first. "Im sure Great Heavenly Venerate Yuanmiao also knows why our two disciples clashed with yours. Shouldnt Great Heavenly Venerate Yuanmiao give us an explanation for plucking our share of the Thunderbolt Flowers?"
"I am speaking with your master. What right do you have to speak to me? Get lost!" Great Heavenly Venerate Yuanmiao shouted furiously.
His shout was like thunder. Although Heavenly Venerate Nongyues cultivation wasnt ordinary, she still took a couple of steps back.
The various sect masters seated below had solemn looks on their faces. The current circumstances had already exceeded their expectations by far.
The Great Jasper Forest Banquet wouldnt be so easily resolved.
As Great Heavenly Venerate Rubble was about to speak, a streak of light rose into the air from the rear mountain of the Rising Sky Feather Sect. This light instantly transformed into a massive bronze cloud.
On top of this cloud was a three-faced Sacred Image wielding a bell, a pagoda, and a sword that overlooked everything beneath it!