Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Su Yu was quite shocked by what he had just heard. The Zhenlong Continent unexpectedly went through such drastic changes in just two years. The continent was invaded and occupied by some other world.
“Then, doesn’t this mean that even a part of the Empire of Darkness, which is in the northern continent, was occupied by them?” Su Yu was quite worried about his Yinyu Area.
When Zi Yunxiang heard him, she nodded. “Eh, it’s already occupied, and apart from some sharp-witted people who managed to escape early on, almost all of its residents were confined there. Such a change happened so abruptly, the continent was occupied in just one night.”
“How did they treat the people in the territories that they occupied?” Su Yu’s heart tightened.
Zi Yunxiang,’s expression became somewhat ice-cold. “They didn’t commit any large-scale massacre, but from those two people’s actions, you can obviously tell that they are treating the Zhenlong Continent’s people like livestock. They kill, loot, and rape as they wish, and they don’t stop at anything. Although the lives of the people in the occupied territories aren’t in danger, they can’t avoid being humiliated, and who knows how many people have been deprived of their wealth or how many people’s wives or daughters have been raped.”
A cold glow shone in Su Yu’s eyes. Those people had extremely terrifying powers and talents, and they all had superiority complexes in the face of the Zhenlong Continent’s people. They were all indulging in their darkest desires while they were in the Zhenlong Continent, committing all kinds of evil and wicked deeds.
“All of the people who managed to escape hid in the wilderness or entered into the boundless sea. Some were even sheltered by our Heavenly Law Alliance. Apart from that, all of the other places in the Zhenlong Continent turned into hells on earth.” Zi Yunxiang clenched her fists.
Such a disaster had abruptly descended down upon them, and it was so intense, the Zhenlong Continent had already fallen into the enemies’ hands.
“The Heavenly Law Alliance’s warship is hiding, and our five-person group is one of the patrolling teams. The warship is stopping for a rest now, and we need to reinforce the surrounding security, but who would expect that, after we left the warship for just a short while, we would run into two Half Fairy Realm experts? We must quickly go back and notify them! We mustn’t stay here any longer,” said Gang Dalei.
Su Yu nodded at him, while his gaze drifted between Gang Dalei and Zi Yunxiang. He then spoke in meaningful tone, “The geniuses sheltered by the Heavenly Law Alliance shouldn’t be just the two of you?”
He was asking trying to figure out the status of these two youngsters. One of them was the disciple of one of the Zhenlong Continent’s three great Fairy experts, the elder Jiu. The other one was the daughter of one of the Heavenly Law Alliance’s elders, Zi Donglai.
Their status was many times higher than that of ordinary geniuses, so he wondered why they had been sent to execute such a dangerous mission. Moreover, why had no one been sent with them to protect them?
Su Yu immediately noticed many doubtful points regarding their situation. Both of their expressions became unsightly when they heard his question.
Gang Dalei bitterly laughed. “My teacher was sheltered by the Heavenly Law Alliance, and since we are living under their roofs, how could we not lower our heads to them?”
Wait, it wasn’t strange that Gang Dalei was being sheltered by them, but why would someone like the elder Jiu need to be sheltered?
“Four days ago, my teacher’s tribulation descended upon him, and although I brought a Thunder Herb for him, for some unknown reason, this time tribulation lightning was many times more terrifying and powerful than I expected, so my teacher was heavily injured by it. In fact, he’s still in a comatose state now.”
He took a breath, then continued. “He was being nursed by Undead Phoenix Master, but what was even more terrible was that, since he failed in passing his first tribulation, his second tribulation will descend down in the next few days! As he is still unconscious, what do you think his fate will be while facing the second lightning tribulation?”
Most likely, he would probably be turned into a puff of smoke by it! As such, the elder Jiu’s fate was clear and obvious.
He was now just an old man who would shortly die. So, it wasn’t unreasonable that his disciple suffered from such treatment. But, arranging such a mission for him was still somewhat too vicious.
The elder Jiu hadn’t died, yet they were treating his disciple in such an abhorrent way. One had to wonder how the elder Jiu could die peacefully die while his disciple was stuck in such an awful situation…
“And, what about you? Is the Housemaster Zi also heavily injured?” asked Su Yu.
Zi Yunxiang softly sighed. “That isn’t the case. Besides, how can my father be compared to elder Jiu? The power structure in the Heavenly Law Alliance has experienced some changes, and my father was crowded out by them, so he was deprived of his status as an elder. Then, Fu Cangshan’s grandson was recently sheltered by the alliance, and he took a fancy to me and wanted me to become his concubine. But, since I wasn’t willing to do that, I was sent to carry out this dangerous mission.”
“Who’s Fu Cangshan?” It wasn’t the first time that Su Yu had heard this name. He had been first person to enter into the Dragon Abyss of the Nine Underworlds to investigate it. He had actually managed to come back alive by a fluke!
“You should have already heard his name,” said Zi Yunxiang. “The Northern Extreme Sword Saint Zhao Wuji, the Undead Phoenix Master Qiu Ningshui, and the Snow Gazing Reverend Fu Cangshan were all elders of the Heavenly Law Alliance, which came from the northern continent.”
When he heard her explanation, Su Yu finally understood. He had once heard about these people. The Northern Extreme Sword Saint came from the Hundred Territories Alliance, while Undead Phoenix Master Qiu Ningshui came from the Phoenix Cabinet. The Snow Gazing Reverend Fu Cangshan came from the Snow Listening Tower. Now that they had been mentioned, he recalled that the Snow Listening Tower’s Master was particularly awful.
“All of the people in the Snow Listening Tower are just scoundrels, and they even use such cheap ways to force someone to marry them!” Su Yu disdainfully snorted.
“You should absolutely not say such words in the Heavenly Law Alliance! Fu Cangshan’s cultivation has greatly advanced, and he’s now already at the peak of the Three Crystals Half Fairy Realm. He may even pass his tribulation at any moment, and his strength has already surpassed the Alliance Master Long’s!”
He then added, “The Alliance Master Long was heavily injured in the fight within the Dragon Abyss of the Nine Underworlds, and it was only because of Undead Phoenix Master’s help that he manages to survive. Fu Cangshan’s current authority and influence is quite great, and it was only because he wanted to promote his trusted aid to the role of elder that my father was deprived of his duty as an elder. This was okayed because the current Heavenly Law Alliance is vastly different than the past one.”
It seemed like the master of the Heavenly Law Alliance had indeed changed. After he left for two years, the power structure of many of the factions had become quite complex.
“Be at ease. I understand, and I won’t cause trouble,” Su Yu said. After all, he came to the Heavenly Law Alliance just for Xia Jingyu and Ling Xiaotian, and if his hand wasn’t forced, he would surely not stir up any trouble.
They continued chatting, while they flew towards the Heavenly Law Alliance’s warship. What they didn’t know, was that in the place where the two armored youngsters had died, a middle-aged man, who wore a cold expression and blue armor, was coldly looking in the direction from which Su Yu and the other had just left.
The man sneered. “I finally found you…” While he was speaking, a Fairy Realm’s spiritual pressure spread out from within him.
In the Heavenly Law Alliance.
After he got to witness the Heavenly Law Alliance’s warship for the second time, there wasn’t any amazement on his face. This was because he had experienced and seen all kinds of great and mysterious warships in the Mysterious Heavenly Divine Pavilion, so the Heavenly Law Alliance’s warship were somewhat lacking by comparison.
Moreover, with his eyesight, he could easily make out that the Heavenly Law Alliance’s warship was just a semi-manufactured spiritual artifact, making it barely adequate. After they reached the warship, a light pillar descended upon them, engulfing them and teleporting them inside.
When they landed on it, Su Yu immediately felt a cold and austere air. When he scanned his surroundings, he saw two rows of soldiers, all brimming with killing intent, who were warily looking at them.
It was only after they confirmed that they were from the patrol team that they put their weapons away, then continued sealing the teleportation formation and guarding against any enemies who might use it to intrude into the warship.
“Please inform Alliance Master Long that the tenth patrol team has returned, and that we have some important matters to report back to him.” Gang Dalei instructed a guard, before speaking with Su Yu. “Black Snow, well, Su Yu, I will bring you to see Undead Phoenix Master. She’s currently looking after my teacher and the Lord Yi Yu.”
As Su Yu had come here just for this exact matter, he promptly nodded at him.
Zi Yunxiang said, “Go meet them without me. I need to see my father first. If he knows that you are still alive, he will truly be quite excited and happy.”
“Then, let’s meet after that,” said Su Yu. He then took quick steps as he went to Undead Phoenix Master’s abode.
As Gang Dalei guided him, they directly went to the middle of the warship. There were many elders living there, and the guards who were protecting it were quite strict and rigid. Gang Dalei needed to verify his status three times along the way, and only after they went through three checkpoints did they finally reached the warship’s inner parts.
“As the Heavenly Law Alliance will occasionally suffer the otherworldly experts’ assaults, many battles will then occur, where they all leave heavy casualties behind them. It was because of this that Undead Phoenix Master, who was specialized in alchemy and healing arts, became even more important and critical. This is why she’s heavily guarded and protected.” Gang Dalei explained the situation while they were walking.
He then suddenly raised his brows and shouted, “Hey you! What are you doing here?”
When they turned a corner in a corridor, they discovered that there was a youth, who was wearing magnificent clothes, standing before Undead Phoenix Master’s room. He was stealthily peeping into the room through a crack in the door.
When he heard Gang Dalei’s shout, not only wasn’t he afraid, he even furrowed his brows as he looked at him defiantly. “There isn’t any place in the Heavenly Law Alliance which I am not allowed to enter!”
“I am asking you specifically what you are doing here?” It seemed like Gang Dalei loathed and abhorred this guy!
“That isn’t your business. That old man will shortly die, yet you still dare to be this confident. You are truly lucky that you managed to come back alive.” The magnificently clothed youth was fed up, and he stopped peeping, then coldly snorted before he left in a huff, thoroughly disregarding the guards.
Su Yu revealed a confused look. “Brother Dalei, who is he? it seems like he doesn’t have an ordinary status.”
Gang Dalei disdainfully replied, “What status are you talking about? He’s just relying on the influence of his grandfather, who spoiled him. Oh, that’s right, Miss Zi also mentioned him just a moment ago.”
It was Fu Cangshan’s grandson, who tried to force Zi Yunxiang into marrying him and made troubles for her in secret!
“What was he peeping at?” Su Yu was disgusted by him as well, and when he walked to look from the place where the youth had just stood, his expression turned ice-cold.
From such angle, he could had a clear view of the unconscious Xia Jingyu, who was laying on the bed, which was in the middle of the room. After Gang Dalei came over to him and also looked from that spot, he immediately understood what the lad had been looking at.
“That bast*rd! He dares to have ideas about an unconscious woman!” Gang Dalei was quite infuriated. “He’s truly a shameless scoundrel! If my teacher was awake, I would never have to bear his sh*tty existence!”
“What’s his name?” Su Yu tried to hide the cold glint in his eyes, but killing intent still leaked from them.
Gang Dalei was startled, and he hesitated as he spoke, “Fu Hongxue, but brother, don’t do anything stupid! The Heavenly Law Alliance is the only place where we can survive, and if we want to continue staying here, we must keep the peace with him. So, please don’t stir up trouble, as that kid is extremely ruthless and sinister, so he will surely bear grudges.”
Su Yu calmly nodded at him. “Okay, I understand.” However, Gang Dalei didn’t notice the killing intent that still flickered in Su Yu’s eyes.
After they entered the room, Su Yu immediately looked at Xia Jingyu. She had a beautiful jade-like complexion, and even though she was in a coma, she still seemed like the most beautiful woman in the world.
She was currently laying on the bed, her brows deeply furrowed. It seemed like she was wracked with worries, even in her sleep.
“Jingyu, I came back.” As Su Yu held her hand, their shared warmth touched his heart.
At that moment, Xia Jingyu’s tightly furrowed brows loosened, and she became quite serene and peaceful.