Book 14 - The New Sovereign - Chapter 45 - Return
"Fuufuu..." Hei Yu held the Cloud Piercing Spear in one hand. He lowered his head and exhaled in a low voice. His eyes that were still a bit red, were firmly staring at the Peng Demon Emperor's pulverized corpse.
His face had an abnormal paleness.
At this moment, Qin Yu had removed the space confinement in the surroundings. Qin Yu was able to guess Hei Yu's current frame of mind. He stopped Hou Fei from moving forward. Only after a short period of time had passed did the two of them fly over to Hei Yu.
Qin Yu patted Hei Yu's shoulder to console him.
Hei Yu raised his head. He looked to Qin Yu and then to Hou Fei. A smile appeared on his face. "Big brother, Monkey, I've finally personally killed that Peng Demon Emperor and avenged my parents."
The worries within Hei Yu had disappeared. These years, he had always been keeping the vengeance of his parents deep in his heart.
"Haha, Monkey, big brother, I've grown a lot more relaxed now. You don't have to worry about me." Hei Yu said to Qin Yu and Hou Fei.
Only then did Hou Fei take a deep sigh. He laughed loudly and said. "Mixed Hair Bird, seeing your expression earlier, I didn't even dare to breathe. Oh, that's right, big brother said that the final move you displayed was the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike. Why is it different from the one that big brother displayed back then? It also seemed to be different from the one I taught you. Furthermore, it looked even grander than the one big brother displayed."
Hou Fei had always been very honest to Hei Yu. He had shown Hei Yu all of the earlier stick techniques of the Inherited Prohibited Area and have also explained the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike to him.
"Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike? I suppose it could be considered as such." Hei Yu suddenly stared at Hou Fei with a confused expression. "Monkey, you said that the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike that I displayed was even grander than the one big brother displayed? Are you trying to mock me?"
"Why would I?" Hou Fei showed an exaggerated wronged expression. However, this expression had allowed them to know that Hou Fei was indeed trying to make fun of Hei Yu.
Although they're both Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike, they were of different levels.
Earlier, because Hei Yu was in a state of extreme anger, he managed to break through the threshold to the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike and execute it directly. Using the Cloud Piercing Spear, he managed to crush the Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan to death.
However, Qin Yu was different. The 'Dao' that Qin Yu had comprehended was much more profound than the 'Dao' contained within the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike. Although the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike that Qin Yu executed appeared to be very ordinary, it had actually reached the peak level.
"The final move of the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike is to thrust, why did you smash it instead?" Hou Fei gave voice to his confusion.
Hei Yu smiled embarrassedly. He said. "Regarding this, how would I be able to remember the exact methods of the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike at that time? It was merely because I was extremely angry that I entered into a fantastic state of mind. Following my fury, I just smashed down my spear. The reason why I decided to smash it might be because... I felt that it'd help me relieve my hatred if I crush him to pieces."
Better relieve his hatred, that was the reason. Hou Fei and Qin Yu both smiled.
"Well then." Qin Yu smiled as he pointed to the corpse of the Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan. "The other stuff that this Peng Demon Emperor possessed cannot be considered precious. However, that Inherited Golden Crown is a very important artifact."
Qin Yu extended his hand and took the Inherited Golden Crown.
"I have heard the Great Ape Emperor Sun Yuan said before." Hou Fei frowned as he said. "The Dragon Clan and the Peng Clan's Inherited Treasures are treasures that only people from the Dragon Clan and the Peng Clan respectively, can bind. At the same time... the Inherited Treasure is something passed on from generation to generation and absolutely cannot be taken to the Divine Realm. If someone were to bring this Inherited Golden Crown into the Divine Realm, then it would be likely that the seniors of the Peng Clan in the Divine Realm would spare no effort in killing that person."
"That is easily understood. The seniors of the two clans in the Divine Realm took a large amount of effort in order to send these treasures to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Their purpose in doing that, was precisely to allow their juniors live better. If the treasures were to be brought back up, wouldn't that mean that all their efforts had been in vain? But, I am thinking... what to do with the Inherited Golden Crown?" Qin Yu turned around to look at Hei Yu. "Xiao Hei, try it out. Your father is after all a Dark Electric Great Peng Bird. It might be possible for you to use that Inherited Golden Crown."
Hei Yu looked at the Inherited Golden Crown. His brows were frowned together.
"No, I do not like this Inherited Golden Crown." Said Hei Yu resolutely.
Perhaps he thought of the previous generation's master of this Inherited Golden Crown or perhaps he thought of his parents dying because of this Inherited Golden Crown. Regardless... Hei Yu loathed the Inherited Golden Crown.
"Since you don't like it, then we might as well return this Inherited Golden Crown back to the Peng Clan. I do not wish to anger the Peng Clan's seniors in the Divine Realm and have them come chasing to kill us just for a treasure that we cannot use." Qin Yu casually threw the golden crown aside.
As long as the Golden Crown remained in the Jiang Lan's Realm, Qin Yu was able to get it back at any time.
"Okay, let's return it to the Peng Clan." Hou Fei also voiced his approval. Qin Yu and Hou Fei looked to Hei Yu. Hei Yu glanced at the Inherited Golden Crown and then also nodded.
Demon Realm's Bird Clan's Territory. Core planet Black Crow Star. Imperial City.
At this moment, some of the Emperor level experts within the Imperial City had started panicking. That was because not long ago, the imperial guards who monitored the soul jade slips inside the Imperial Palace discovered that the soul jade slip belonging to the Peng Demon Emperor, Zong Yan, had shattered.
A couple days ago, Ao Ku's soul jade slip had also shattered. Although that had shocked everyone, it was not enough to cause the Imperial City to panic. However, the Peng Demon Emperor's death had instead caused a great number of experts to panic.
The Peng Demon Emperor who possessed the Inherited Treasure actually died? Who killed him? Who possesses the strength to kill him?
Historically, for the Peng Demon Emperors, only a few of them died during their Divine Tribulation. A majority of them managed to live through the Divine Tribulation and ascend to the Divine Realm. Zong Yan was the first Peng Demon Emperor in history to be killed.
Where is the Inherited Treasure?
The preciousness of the Inherited Treasure greatly surpassed that of the Peng Demon Emperor himself. It was fine for the Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan to die as they could just select a new Peng Demon Emperor. However, if the Inherited Treasure was lost, then the status of the Peng Clan would drop greatly. The status of the entire Bird Clan would also become inferior to the Beast Clan and the Dragon Clan.
Inside the main hall of the Imperial Palace.
A large number of Emperor level experts of the Bird Clan were gathered here. Compared to several thousand years ago... the Peng Demon Emperor, as well as the three level eight Demon Emperor's underneath him, were all dead. Currently, the Bird Clan's strength had become much weaker.
"Everyone, first Lord Ao Ku died and now, His Majesty Zong Yan has also fallen.... our Bird Clan has entered a most dangerous period. Currently, the most important thing we must do is to select a new Peng Demon Emperor." A white gowned old man said in a clear voice. "According to the old rules, the Peng Clan's two great Super Divine Beasts both possess the qualifications to become the next Peng Demon Emperor. Dark Electric Great Peng Bird, Fang Lan, is currently a level five Demon Emperor. However, the Golden Winged Great Peng Bird Zong Jue is only a level two Demon Emperor. Thus, I think that if Fang Lan were to become the next Peng Demon Emperor, everyone should not have any objection to it, right?"
This white gowned old man was a Demon Emperor of top seniority and powerful strength. His words had significant weight behind them.
Peng Demon Emperor, that position was usually succeeded by either one of the two great Super Divine Beasts of the Peng Clan. Its selection was to select the strongest one.
However, at this moment, Zong Jue walked forward.
"Zong Jue, could it be that you want to become the Peng Demon Emperor?" Shouted that white gowned old man.
Zong Jue smiled and said. "I do not oppose Brother Fang Lan becoming the next Peng Demon Emperor. However, our Bird Clan's Lord Ao Ku and His Majesty Zong Yan were both killed by someone, in succession. Even our Inherited Treasure was lost. A Peng Demon Emperor without the Inherited Treasure, how shall he lead the entire Bird Clan, how would our Bird Clansmen be convinced and accept it? Thus, I believe our top priority shall be finding the Inherited Treasure."
"Brother Fang Lan, do you think what I said is correct?" Zong Jue's gaze was cast toward Fang Lan who stood by the corner.
Fang Lan's eyes had been closed the entire time. Upon hearing Zong Jue's question, his eyelids were lifted upward. His deep gaze had caused all the surrounding people to feel a sense of fear. Fang Lan said coldly. "Without the Inherited Treasure, the Peng Demon Emperor is not the Peng Demon Emperor."
After he finished saying those words, Fang Lan grew silent again.
"Everyone, please suggest how we shall find the Inherited Treasure." Said the white gowned old man with a loud voice.
Immediately, voices of discussions filled the entire main hall. All of these higher echelon experts of the Bird Clan were hard pressed by the issue of the Inherited Treasure. Even after discussing for a long time, they still did not manage to put forward a proposal.
Fang Lan stood to the side with his eyes closed as he listened to the chatter of the discussions. He frowned, raised his head and glanced at everyone present. With a cold voice, he said. "Find the Inherited Treasure? Even Zong Yan who possessed the Inherited Treasure was killed by the enemy, even if we were able to find the enemy who has taken the Inherited Treasure, who would be able to defeat him?"
Suddenly, everyone was stunned. They all then took a long sigh and grew completely silent.
All of them knew that. However, they still decided to discuss. That was because they wanted to put in a bit more effort. However, now that they had listened to Fang Lan, all of them had also given up hope.
At this moment, a female among the Emperor level experts said coldly. "Fang Lan, didn't you say earlier that without the Inherited Treasure, the Peng Demon Emperor is not the Peng Demon Emperor? I reckon you also agree to finding the Inherited Treasure and then decide the Peng Demon Emperor. And now, those words you've said, what is your intention? Are you planning to give up looking for the Inherited Treasure?"
"Give up?" Fang Lan merely smiled disdainfully. He then closed his eyes again and went back to sleeping on the side, no longer bothering with the others.
The group of Bird Clan experts were looking at each other as they stood in the main hall. They were unable to come up with an idea as to what they should do. All they could do, was to end up in groups of two or three and start discussing.
They started discussing about the astonishing strength of Zong Yan's killer. They started discussing what might happen now that they don't have the Inherited Treasure...
"It's pretty lively here." A voice suddenly resounded through the entire main hall.
In an instant, everyone in the main hall grew silent. It was an absolute silence. At the same time, they had all looked over to the entranceway.
They saw three youths walking into the main hall side by side. The locations that they passed, none of the imperial guards actually moved forward to stop their path. These three youths, one was wearing a golden gown, one was wearing a black gown and the last one was wearing a white gown.
Even without wind blowing, the gowns were fluttering.
The golden gowned youth had a sinister smile on his face. The white gowned youth looked at all the people present with an ice cold gaze. Only the youth in the middle, the youth wearing the black gown, had a peaceful and deep gaze.
As the three youths entered into the main hall, the aura that they emitted had caused all of the Demon Emperors within the main hall to hold their breaths. It was like they were being crushed by a large mountain, giving them a feeling of not being able to breathe.
"Who are you all?" The white gowned old man possessed the highest strength. He was barely able to resist the pressure of their powers.
"Qin Yu, it's you all?" Zong Jue looked to Qin Yu and his brothers in shock.
Qin Yu smiled and nodded to Zong Jue. It could be considered as him greeting Zong Jue.
As for Hou Fei who stood beside Qin Yu, he was instead laughing evilly and said. "When Zong Yan was still alive, this place wasn't this lively. Yet now that he is dead, the place has grown a bit more lively. For us three brothers to come here, we do not have any major business. Merely, after we killed your Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan, we decided to do a good deed and give you all the Inherited Golden Crown."
After receiving the Inherited Golden Crown from Qin Yu, Hou Fei grope it a couple times and then muttered deliberately. "Why does this Inherited Treasure have the appearance of a golden crown?" As he said this, he even pinched it a couple times.
"Stop." A couple Demon Emperors were unable to refrain themselves and shouted.
The Inherited Treasure was the Crown of the successive generations Peng Demon Emperors. It possessed an unsurpassed status in the Bird Clan. It was even more important than the Peng Demon Emperor himself. However, Hou Fei was currently rubbing it as if it was a plaything. How would they not possibly be angry?
"If you were to anger your Granddaddy Hou here, then I would not give you this Inherited Golden Crown." Said Hou Fei with a deep and cold voice.
Qin Yu who stood to the side started laughing. Hou Fei's speed at which he turned hostile was truly fast. However, it was very effective. Immediately, no one in the entire main hall dared to say anything. Even the Peng Demon Emperor had been killed. Furthermore, the aura that Qin Yu and his two brothers were emitting had also displayed the frightening strength that they possessed.
Rumor has it that Qin Yu eliminated the seal on the Bewitching God Temple with a single spear strike. This was something that this group of Demon Emperors knew of too. Who would dare to anger the three brothers?
"Good, seeing that you all have been obedient, I'll give it to you." Like throwing trash, Hou Fei threw the Inherited Golden Crown toward the ground.
That white clothed old man was the first to respond. With his body to the ground, he flew forward rapidly and instantly caught the Inherited Golden Crown.
Qin Yu slightly nodded to Zong Jue. He then said to Hou Fei. " Fei Fei, do not waste time with them anymore. Let's return." Hou Fei nodded. He then even looked to the Demon Emperors in the main hall with a look of ridicule.
Then, like the time when the three of them came, the three brothers walked out side by side. Not a single one of those imperial guards dared to block their path. After they walked to a short distance outside the main hall, Qin Yu and his brothers disappeared into the air.
"Huff!" Only now did the group of Demon Emperors manage to have a deep sigh of relief. They were all thinking in their hearts. "Too frightening."
"What is happening with you all?" A Demon Emperor shouted to the imperial guards outside the entrance. "How could you let them strut in like this? Even if you guys cannot block them, you must still try to make it seem like you tried."
Those imperial guards' heads were drenched with cold sweat. One of the imperial guard leader among them said helplessly. "Your Lordship, it's not that we didn't want to block them, but rather that we were unable to move at all."
Immortal Realm. Core planet of the Wind Plate Galaxy, Blazing Sun Star.
That was the headquarters of one of the current three great leaders of the Immortal Realm, the Flame Emperor. Qin Yu had arranged his parents and others to the Burning Sun Galaxy. As the Burning Sun Galaxy was the Flame Emperor's territory, Qin Yu had decided that it was best for him to come and greet the Flame Emperor.
The Blazing Sun Star was extremely hot. However, due to the fact that it was the headquarters of the Flame Emperor, there would always be a large number of people arriving at the Blazing Sun Star every day.
In the airspace above the Blazing Sun Star. Qin Yu and his two brothers were standing in the air. They were all searching with their souls.
"Eh?" Qin Yu suddenly uttered a sound of surprise.
"Big brother, is there something shocking? That Flame Emperor's strength did not increase by much, he's still a level eight Immortal Emperor." Puzzled, Hou Fei looked to Qin Yu. Although Hei Yu did not say anything, he also looked to Qin Yu with a puzzled expression.
Qin Yu smiled and explained. "No, I am not shocked about the Flame Emperor. What I am shocked about was that I actually discovered a good brother that I befriended in the Immortal Realm, Jun Luoyu!"
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