The man in dark robes was eating and drinking at the restaurant, everyone around him watching him. He gave off an aloof air.
Everyone could tell that this man was strong. Extremely strong.
Some people could just sit there, not even giving off an aura, and they would still give off a feeling like that. This was what happened when you trained for many years. No matter where you were, everyone could sense a sort of invisible force field around you.
But the man in black did not care what anyone else thought. He was thinking about Ye Futians identity.
If he had not guessed wrong, Yu Sheng was his son.
So did Ye Futian, with his surname Ye, have anything to do with Emperor Ye Qing?
At that moment, the man in black seemed to realize something. Suddenly, a powerful burst of pressure went out from him. In a flash, everyone in the restaurant could feel a suffocating force. They looked shocked, and they could not help but tremble.
Although they had already guessed that this man was very strong, this pressure that it was hard to tell if it even existed was still frightening.
Everyone else rose up and left with great difficulty. The weakest among them felt their legs tremble as they were under so much pressure.
In the blink of an eye, the restaurant was empty. The man in black was left sitting there alone.
At that moment, a terrifying aura swept over from a distance. The man in black looked up, seeming to see across a great distance. His gaze met that of another.
An incomparably terrifying force filled a vast area. Even people at the Renhuang level had difficulty breathing under it.
However, there was nothing in the place the power was emanating out of, just two invisible airflows.
This gave everyone a strange feeling. What was happening here?
The two of them looked at each other from across the distance. The black-robed figure seemed to see an old man within a great hall in the Heavenly Mandate Academy. This man was also incredibly powerful. He said telepathically, "You have been watching the Heavenly Mandate Academy for so long. Would you like me to teach you a lesson?"
"Whenever you want," said the black-robed man. His voice was still cold. Here in the Void Realm, he knew there was no one who could threaten him.
No matter if it were the Dragon Gods or the Heavenly Mandate Academy, he would not hide from them. He would go there openly.
The man at the Heavenly Mandate Academy facing him was naturally Lord Taixuan.
"It is a bit rude of you to spy on us like this. I hope that in the future, you will be a bit more proper," said Lord Taixuan. He naturally could feel how powerful the man in black was. Facing someone like this, who had probably come from another realm, he could not act too forcefully.
Otherwise, he would cause problems for the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
If the other man had no ill intent, then this simple reminder would be enough.
The black-robed man did not say anything. His aura dissipated, and he no longer looked over at the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
Lord Taixuan saw the mans divine consciousness disperse, and his aura retract. In a moment, the two mighty auras that had clashed in mid-air were completely gone, making the people who had felt them think they had only imagined it.
Within the Heavenly Mandate Academy, Lord Taixuan had retracted his aura as well, but there was still a slight frown on his face.
These days, the world was getting more and more violent.
This unknown cultivator who was focusing on the Heavenly Mandate Academy and was very strong made him feel threatened.
There were few people at that high a level.
It seemed that the power of the Outer Realms was much stronger than that of the mortal world.
At that moment, Ye Futian was walking over. He looked at Lord Taixuan and asked, "Who is it?"
Lord Taixuan shook his head and said, "It seems to be a cultivator from the Outer Realms who is extremely strong. His aura is no less than my own. But when I said something to him, he immediately retracted his aura. I dont know what he wants. It seems he has no ill intent. I dont know what he is here for."
Ye Futian was silent for a few moments. He had felt someone watching him, and thus he had come here to Lord Taixuan. Then Lord Taixuan had directly found out who was doing it.
"I hope it is just like the old man from before," said Ye Futian. "But, many people at this level have appeared lately. This part of the world is certainly about to become chaotic."
That was his prediction.
Some things were going to happen.
"Yes," said Lord Taixuan, nodding. "The news has already come out from the Hidden Land Realm. Hell has reappeared and conquered Jiuyou City. Then they summoned all the cultivators of the Hidden Land Realm to give them orders. In this way, they conquered the entire realm. Moreover, if they are really this bold, they might actually have the strength to succeed."
Ye Futian narrowed his eyes. If the Hidden Land Realm had really been conquered by Hell, what was going to happen?
He did not know, but it definitely would not be a good thing.
"My Lord, Futian," said someone else. "There is news from the Mountain Realm. Tianxian Temple has attacked the Shenxing clan. This time their attack was extremely fierce. They wanted to eliminate the Shenxing clan from the Mountain Realm completely. The clan lord was forced to flee as the Abbot of Tianxian Temple was there himself, pursuing him all the way."
"The Mountain Realm?" A look of surprise came over Lord Taixuans face. "I never thought that would be the first realm to change. Tianxian Temple is very bold. It seems like they made their decision after the battle in the Hidden Land Realm."
Ye Futian nodded. At that time, everything that the clan lord of the of the Shenxing clan had done had infuriated Tianxian Temple. The clan lord had even stolen the treasures of the Vajra Buddha.
How could Tianxian Temple forgive them?
However, the clan lord of the Shenxing clan was a false monk and had no mercy in his heart. Perhaps he did not care if the people of the Shenxing clan lived or died.
"There is also news from the Hidden Land Realm. All of the forces, great and small, have gone to Jiuyou City to see the refounding of hell," said the man who had come.
A solemn look came into Lord Taixuans eyes. "Understood," he said.
The other man left, and Lord Taixuan and Ye Futian looked at each other. Lord Taixuan said, "Go and cultivate, there is no point in thinking too much about this. We will see how the situation develops."
Ye Futian nodded and left. He returned to his place of cultivation, a heavy feeling in his heart.
But when he saw Hua Jieyu, a warm smile appeared his face.
"Is something wrong?" she asked him.
"Can you always see when something is wrong with me?" asked Ye Futian, walking up to her.
Hua Jieyu did not say anything. She reached out a graceful hand and took him by the hand. She looked at him, and Ye Futian thought his heart would melt.
At that moment, he had a strange feeling. It was as if Jieyu had really come back.
He looked into her beautiful eyes and embraced her, giving her a tender is. Hua Jieyus eyes were still open wide, but Ye Futian blinked as he looked into her beautiful face. There was a hint of shyness there.
This feeling seemed so strange.
It seemed so sweet.
His heart beat even faster. Why was he having this feeling?
Ye Futian let her go, then pulled her forward by the hand. He was much happier now.
He had managed to survive in the Holy Zhi Palace in the Nine States all those years ago. No matter how chaotic things were now, were they really more chaotic than they had been then?
The Holy Zhi Palace had come under siege.
Now, the chaos of the Nine Realms had begun. It had started with the Mountain Realm and the Hidden Land Realm.
On the second day, another group of cultivators descended on the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
They had come from the Hidden Land Realm.
The person at their head was Lian Qingyi, the Goddess of the Clan of the God Ghost in the Hidden Land Realm.
When Ye Futian had first gone to the Hidden Land Realm, he had gone to visit her.
Now, she and many other cultivators had come to the Heavenly Mandate Realm to visit him.
When he saw her once again, her manner seemed to have changed. She seemed a little dispirited, not as confident as before.
"How is that you have time to come and see me?" asked Ye Futian with a smile when he saw her.
"This time, I came here for someone," she said to him.
Ye Futian frowned slightly and said directly, "In that case, you should leave."
Lian Qingyi obviously had not thought that Ye Futian would refuse her even before she had made her request. He obviously knew who she wanted.
"The Hidden Land Realm has been conquered by Hell," she suddenly said, making Ye Futian look up at her in surprise.
Was Hell really that strong?
"Listen to my plea. Give this person to me. The Heavenly Mandate Academy cannot resist Hells power. Even with your alliances, it will not be enough," Lian Qingyi pleaded.
Ye Futian stared at her.
Was hell really so powerful?
"But Hell was destroyed in the past," said Ye Futian.
"I have heard my clan lord speak of that, but it is not as simple as people imagine. There is a great amount of power behind Hell, truly frightening power. It was said that in that year, it was the forces behind Hell that lost to the Emperor," said Lian Qingyi. "They lost to the Emperor. Do you understand?"
How could the Heavenly Mandate Academy hope to get involved in a conflict at this level?
Ye Futian looked at her. Did this mean that the power behind Hell was a top force of the Outer Realms?
Although they had lost to the Emperor, this meant that they were powerful enough to fight him. They were without question on the same level as him, at the very peak of what was possible.
"Can you at least tell me why you want her?" asked Ye Futian. "Do the powers behind Hell want her?"
Qingyao, who had been born with a Law Body, had broken all the norms of cultivation. She had never cultivated, but she could still kill a Renhuang. She could be called a fate-defying figure. She was the most frightening person he had ever seen, bar none.
It seemed that in this current situation, all the great powers wanted her.
What had she dragged them into?
"You are too hard on me, Emperor Ye. How should I know a secret like this?" said Lian Qingyi. "Just trust me. You know how terrible she is. She is no relation to you, so just give her to me."
Ye Futian stared at Lian Qingyi. From what she said, it sounded like the powers behind Hell really did want Qingyao!