Recently, the Heavenly Mandate Realm was not peaceful. In the past year, conflicts kept erupting.
The source of the conflicts was due to the clashes in the Gods Relic. Shu Huangsun from Purple Gold Rat Clan had suddenly killed a member of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty and joined forces with Ye Futians group to go against them.
How could the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty tolerate such a betrayal?
After the top forces returned to the Heavenly Mandate Realm, a few large wars had erupted.
Currently, the Purple Gold Rat Clan obtained three top-tier divine arms. Their combat power had also risen greatly. Although it was still impossible for them to take on the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty, the Purple Gold Rat Emperor was cunning. He did not stay in the Purple Gold Rat Clan at all, instead leading a group of elite Purple Gold Rats outside of his territory. This made the Dynastic Overlord of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty cautious. He did not dare to directly send troops to destroy the Purple Gold Rat Clan.
After all, the two clan lords of the Celestial Gate of Vast Heaven were still alive. If the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty destroyed the Purple Gold Rat Clan, then Purple Gold Rat Emperor would be like the two clan lords of Celestial Gate of Vast Heaven and be trouble in the future for the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty.
Hence, the Dynastic Overlord of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty gave the Purple Gold Rat Clan a way out. If they surrendered their three divine arms to his Heavenly Mandate Dynasty, he would let bygones be bygones.
Purple Gold Rat Clan had only obtained a total of three divine arms, and they had managed to do so by completely offending the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty. How could they possibly hand the divine items over with just a word from the other party?
Hence, the two parties had been at a standstill. The Purple Gold Rat Emperor only agreed to surrender one ritual implement to settle the score between them.
The Purple Gold Rat Emperor was not a fool. If he actually surrendered the three ritual implements, would his opponent truly let them go?
He feared that if he did so, the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty would destroy them all regardless.
The rise of the Purple Gold Rat Emperor was originally not glamorous. He had seen many despicable acts and had committed many atrocities himself. He had betrayed and murdered his masters before. How could he possibly compromise so easily now?
After that, the Dynastic Overlord of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty took another step back and only demanded two divine arm ritual implements to settle the matter.
The Purple Gold Rat Emperor still did not agree. The Heavenly Mandate Dynasty was working closely with the Violet Heavenly Palace. The Heavenly Mandate Dynasty might give a ritual implement to Violet Heavenly Palace. If the two forces formed an alliance, they could still wipe the Purple Gold Rat Clan off the face of the earth.
However, the Purple Gold Rat Clan was not foolish either to reject the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty and kept dragging on the negotiations.
During this process, small skirmishes kept occurring, and many cultivators from the Purple Gold Rat Clan perished.
They had sought reinforcements and asked for aid from the demon clans in the Heavenly Mandate Realm. However, no one answered their call for aid. The forces of the Demon Realm originally looked down on the Purple Gold Rat Clan even though they had all joined forces with Ye Futian in the Gods Relic. On the surface, they seemed to have been in the same alliance as the Purple Gold Rat Clan.
However, in reality, things were not that simple, especially after a few of the top figures among the juniors of Demon Clan returned, having forged flawless Divine Wheels. Everything became even more obvious. The Purple Gold Rat Clan was not included in Ye Futians plans at all. That meant that Ye Futian had intentionally given them three ritual implements in order to stir up conflict.
As for the three top tier ritual implements, they would not be going anywhere. If everything went according to Ye Futians plan, the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty and the Purple Gold Rat Clan would most likely have nowhere to run. When that time came, wouldnt the ritual implements still end up back in Ye Futians hands?
After the few members of the Demon Clan that managed to forge flawless Divine Wheels returned, they had been cultivating in seclusion. News of them becoming Renhuangs was tightly guarded. The people of the outside world did not even know that they had broken through to the next Plane. Only their own forces knew about it.
Now, they only needed to wait for news to arrive. Ye Futian was obviously going to slaughter his way back here.
That day should also be not too far away.
In the lands of the Dragon Gods in the Demon Realm in the Heavenly Mandate Realm.
For the Dragon Gods, everything was as usual. There was nothing out of the ordinary.
Right now, there was a rumor circulating among the Dragon Gods. Rumor had it that Long Chen might have already become a Demon Emperor and that he might have already broken through to the next Plane in Tianshen Academy. However, this news had yet to be verified.
After he returned here, Long Chen had been in seclusion on Dragon God Mountain and had not come out at all. The seniors among the Dragon Gods also did not speak of this matter. Hence, there was only a rumor; no one knew the truth.
At the moment, many Demon Emperors of Dragon Gods looked up to the sky in the distance. Their demonic aura churned.
There were a few very powerful auras heading in their direction.
Soon, dazzling divine light descended, and a group of silhouettes appeared in the sky above Dragon Gods. Many dragons flew up to the sky and roared at the incomers, showing signs of animosity.
This group actually dared to invade Dragon Gods directly?
A few figures walked out from the Purple Gold Dragon God Fortress, located amidst a mountain range. When they looked up to the sky, they spotted the leading white-haired youth at a glance. His silver-colored hair was dancing in the wind while his white robe fluttered; his temperament was unparalleled.
"All of you, back off," a voice rang. All the dragons which were in the sky retreated. Those who had seen Ye Futian before recognized that he was the leader of the group.
Ye Futian and the group advanced without stopping, heading straight towards the tallest Purple Gold Dragon God Fortress, which was located in the distance. Above this Purple Gold Dragon God Fortress in the mountains, huge dragons spiraled. The scene was extremely awe-inspiring.
A majestic silhouette garbed in a long purple gold robe with a crown on his head walked forward. His temperament was extraordinary. A single gaze gave off an overbearing sensation.
This was the Patriarch of the Dragon Gods, King of the Divine Dragons, Purple Gold Dragon Emperor.
The figures of Ye Futians group descended unto the steps of Dragon God Fortress. They raised their heads and looked up at the Purple Gold Dragon Emperor in the sky above.
"I am Junior Ye Futian, Your Highness Dragon Emperor." Ye Futian bowed slightly and said, "In order to avoid the notice of others, we directly appeared within the territory of Dragon Gods. May Your Highness pardon our intrusion."
"It is of no consequence," Purple Gold Dragon Emperor said indifferently. His authoritative gaze swept across the crowd, and he said, "You may all leave."
"Understood." The various dragons were full of doubt, but they still left the area.
Dragon Master actually personally welcomed Ye Futian. The group behind Ye Futian was also very powerful. They seemed to be cultivators of the Celestial Gate of Vast Heaven.
Why did they directly come to Dragon Gods?
Ye Futians group and the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty were sworn enemies, the type that would not cease until the other party was wiped off the face of the earth. It was naturally impossible for them to appear in the Heavenly Mandate Dynastys territory openly. The Heavenly Mandate Dynasty would certainly go all out to try and kill them.
Hence, their first stop upon returning to the Heavenly Mandate Realm was Dragon Gods territory.
"Come on up," Dragon Master said to Ye Futian.
Ye Futian nodded, and a part of his group headed up the stairs. However, many of them also remained down below.
"Arrange rooms for them to rest in. Let no one from the outside know about this," Dragon Master ordered. His tone was extremely dignified and overbearing.
Servant dragons walked out from the side and headed down to arrange rooms for the people below.
Ye Futian secretly approved inside. Purple Gold Dragon Emperor understood what Ye Futian wanted to do by returning this time. Hence, he had temporarily given the order to prevent news of Ye Futians return from leaking out.
If news of Ye Futians return were to leak out to the ears of the Dynastic Overlord of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty, wanting to destroy the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty in one swoop would not be so easy.
"Let us talk inside." Dragon Master turned and brought Ye Futian inside Dragon God Fortress. At the same time, he ordered, "Summon Long Chen."
The inside of Dragon God Fortress was resplendent gold. Huge dragons were carved into the stone pillars and appeared extremely majestic. The infrastructure here was massive. Just the inner layer was already hundreds of meters tall. It itself was built inside the mountain range and was very magnificent.
Ye Futian only brought Jiang Chengzi, Hua Jiangshan, Yu Sheng, and a few others with him.
"Sit," Dragon Master said. He himself sat in the seat of the Dragon Emperor. He then turned to Ye Futian and said, "Many thanks for helping Long Chen."
"Senior, you do not need to be so polite. I did not help him unconditionally; therefore, you do not need to thank me," Ye Futian replied.
"Long Chen will take my place in the future. Things have become even more perfect than I planned. As for your previous request, I also know of it. Establishing an academy in the Heavenly Mandate Realm is not an issue. Our Dragon Gods are willing to be a part of this," Dragon Master said very decisively.
The prophecy foretold that the reason behind the changes that occurred to the mountains where the Demon Realm originated was all to confirm one thing. The powers in the Heavenly Mandate Realm were about to shift. This was inevitable.
Dragon Master also glanced at Gu Dongliu beside Ye Futian. Gu Dongliu had inherited the teachings of the Demon Monarch.
"Many thanks, Your Highness Dragon Emperor." Ye Futian nodded his head slightly and said, "Junior has no intention of seeking dominance in establishing an academy. I merely wish for the academy to train the cultivators of the Heavenly Mandate Realm equally, be they humans or cultivators from the Demon Realm, and improve the ability of the Heavenly Mandate Realm. In the future, if another figure like Long Chen appears in Dragon Gods, I am confident that I can do the same as I did with Long Chen."
"Prior to this, although Senior Gu Tianxing said that he wanted to establish my Third Elder Brother as the new king, my Third Elder Brother is of the same mind as me. He only wants to pass on teachings at the academy. If, in the future, an Imperial Realm figure truly appears in our Heavenly Mandate Realm, then" Ye Futian assured.
Dragon Master naturally understood what Ye Futian meant to say. Ye Futian wanted to put his mind at ease that he would not contend for dominance.
However, if an emperor truly appeared in the world, then there was nothing much to be said; that person would certainly become the master of the Heavenly Mandate Realm.
Or perhaps, an emperor was not needed.
The cooperation between Dragon Gods and Ye Futian was also a way for Dragon Gods to be a part of all this. Otherwise, if they were to be completely detached, Ye Futian would cooperate with other forces, and they would be left standing alone.
Ye Futian was doing what Gu Tianxing himself had not been able to do back in the day. This sort of person was difficult to encounter even across hundreds of years.
If a person who had just reached the Renhuang Plane had said this to Dragon Master, that person would most likely have been immediately killed by Dragon Master with a slap.
"What about the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty as well as Violet Heavenly Palace? What are you prepared to do about them?" Dragon Master inquired. This matter certainly needed to be settled before establishing the academy.
Ye Futian said that the location of the academy would be in the territory of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty. That was the center of the Heavenly Mandate Realm.
This also implied that before that happened, the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty would definitely disappear.
"Your Highness Dragon Emperor, could you help me inform the other forces and ask them to gather here to discuss this matter?" Ye Futian asked. Since he had decided to act, he would do it in one fell swoop and not leave any loose ends.
The Dynastic Overlord of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty was not a pushover. He had to die. They could not allow him to escape here alive; otherwise, he would be a huge problem in the future!