In the Azure Continent, the morning rays of the sun were filled with vitality as its golden light cascaded over the great earth.
Today, the Azure Continent was exceptionally lively. There were streams of people all about, gathering in different locations. And in a certain location, that was precisely where the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan was located.
Today, was the date of marriage between the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan and Jiang Clan. The Heaven Chosen of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan is going to be marrying Jiang Ting from the Jiang Clan. Hence, both powers issued out invitations to guests in all directions.
The vibrantly red carpet was paved on the ground from afar right towards the ancient castle of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, forming a pathway right to the entrance. Guards littered the pathway on both sides as experts from the various powers descended one after another, stepping onto the vast pathway, following the red carpet all the way.
"Congratulations. The wedding between Ouyang Zicheng and Jiang Ting is a perfect pairing, akin to a string of pearl and jade, a match made in heaven!" Outside the ancient castle, the important characters of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clans were personally stationed there to welcome guests. Unending streams of people came back, flashing their invitations. Only those who were invited were granted access. For those who stopped by but had no invitations, they could only watch from outside the castle.
"The experts from the Extinction Sword Sect are here, they are all exuding a sword qi and the person in the lead is actually their Grand Elder, Jian Sang, one of the thirty-six Starlords of Grand Xia, proficient in bizarre swordplay and is also known as the Swordking. He's extremely powerful." Someone among them recognized this expert as his words caused the hearts of others to shudder. Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants were all hegemons of their own transcendent powers and it wasn't appropriate for them to show their faces. Hence, they sent their most important personnel to attend the wedding today.
"The experts from the Multidirectional Windthunder Sect also arrived."
"The experts from the Azure Emperor Palace are here as well. Seems like experts from our very own Azure Continent were the first to arrive."
The crowd stared at those silhouettes who entered the castle as they mused in their hearts. There was a flight of steps within the entrance that segregated the guests into tiers.
Those with no invitations were outside the castle, and were at the lowest level. The space there was also the largest.
Moving upwards, past the nine flight of steps, there was another level. The people here all belonged to major powers such as ordinary members of the transcendent powers and aristocratic clans.
Moving upwards once again, the seats there were limited. For those who could enter there, they were the core disciples of transcendent powers and they were attended to by important characters of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan. And above them, was the stage that was going to be used for the grand wedding. These people situated at the highest level were the nearest to the stage.
The layers of steps, from outside to within the castle, the segregation was extremely clear. No matter where spectators were at, other than the distance, it wouldn't affect them from seeing the marriage. In addition to the fact that cultivators have perfect eyesight and could see very far. This little bit of distance wasn't anything to them. It could be said that the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan sitting arrangement was done perfectly.
"The representatives of the transcendent powers of the other continents of Grand Xia have arrived."
"So many people, although they each have different intentions, they still appear to be very polite on the surface." The crowd speculated and at this very moment, a young looking silhouette could be seen slowly walking over. This was a young man robed in white and he looked exceptionally young. He stepped onto the red carpet pathway and advanced all the way to the entrance of the castle as he handed over his invitation.
The person in charge of accepting the invitation didn't even glance at it. The old man's eyes directly bored into the white-robed young man, staring at him in a harsh manner.
"It's actually him?" The heart of the old man trembled. Qin Wentian once came to the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan before. However in the past, he was still very weak, and there was even conflict between him and Ouyang Ting, causing a wave of commotion in their clan. Hence, many people in the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan had seen Qin Wentian before. Although the aura of Qin Wentian now had changed, the old man could still recognized him with a single glance.
"Is there a problem with my invitation?" Qin Wentian asked with a smile. The invitation in his hand was obtained from the Mystic Moon Hall.
"What are you doing here?" The old man glared at Qin Wentian, wanting to see through him. He knew very well how good the relationship between Qin Wentian and Ouyang Kuangsheng was. Back then, Ouyang Kuangsheng directly fell out with Ouyang Ting because of Qin Wentian; and now, the marriage between their clan and the Jiang Clan, although the bride was Jiang Ting, the groom wasn't Ouyang Kuangsheng. It was clear as day what Qin Wentian's purpose was for coming here.
Not only that, this man vanished from Grand Xia for a few years. Now that he has returned, no one knew what terrifying storm would he bring about. After all, he was the person who split the Pill Emperor Hall in twain and destroyed the Great Solar Chen Clan.
"Naturally I'm here because I wish to congratulate the couple." Qin Wentian smiled. The others beside him all had unfriendly expressions in their eyes and they were none other than Fan Le and the rest.
"Please enter then." The countenance of the old man flashed sharply as he stretched his hand out in invitation. Qin Wentian stepped out as a guide behind the old man led them all the way to the top level. When they arrived, cold looks instantly riveted onto Qin Wentian and there were even more than a few who stood up, glaring fiercely at him.
Such a scene caused many who hadn't seen Qin Wentian before to feel extremely bewildered in their hearts. They silently speculated among themselves who this young man was that he could actually cause such an uproar. Even high up characters in transcendent powers wouldn't be able to cause such an uproar right.
"He seems to be Qin Wentian, I saw the Heavenly Fate Ranking Battle when he was participating before."
"Yes, he is Qin Wentian. I've seen him before!" Someone let out an exclamation, his words instantly causing great shock to those present.
It was Qin Wentian, the young man whose exploits bordered on legendary has finally returned to Grand Xia.
Back then, he transformed into a primordial great roc and worked together with Fairy Qingmei and other allies to war against the Great Solar Chen Clan. He unleashed a supreme sword technique, killing the strongest ascendant of the Great Solar Chen Clan while he himself suffered grievous injuries, almost to the point of being dead. However, the result of that battle was that all three ascendants of the Great Solar Chen clan fell. Their name was removed from the transcendent powers while Qin Wentian's name resounded famously throughout Grand Xia.
And now, this legendary young man has actually returned.
"Interesting, Ouyang Kuangsheng and Qin Wentian are as close as real brothers. The conflict between Ouyang Kuangsheng and his clan members was precisely because of Qin Wentian, he chose to ignore the edicts of his clan and fought together with Qin Wentian using the seven slaughters puppet formation. Now that the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan has grown so strong, wanting Ouyang Zicheng to marry Ouyang Kuangsheng's girlfriend Jiang Ting, it's truly interesting to see Qin Wentian coming here right now."
"Not only that, the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan agreed to form an alliance with Qin Wentian to deal with the Great Solar Chen Clan. In the end, because of Jun Yu's appearance, they broke the oath and bowed out of the alliance. This was what led to Qin Wentian choosing to use that self-damaging sword technique. Now, Qin Wentian has finally returned."
Many of those guests who knew the history all had expressions of interest on their faces. And as expected, right now, the gazes of many experts all coldly landed onto Qin Wentian, they were at a loss of what to do.
"Mhm, what's wrong? You don't welcome me?" Qin Wentian's gaze roamed the crowd. There were several people radiating enmity as they stared at him. For example, experts from the Multidirectional Thunderwind Sect, Extinction Sword Sect, and Wang Clan all had their own falling out with Qin Wentian before. No matter were their conflicts in the Azure Continent, Sword Reverence City, or Ginkou, Qin Wentian had simply offended too many powers, killing their Heaven Chosen. Let alone now, it was already not a secret that Qin Wentian is the successor of the Azure Emperor. Back then in the past, the Azure Emperor had many enemies.
This was also partly the reason why Qin Wentian vanished without trace back then. It was also the reason why Fairy Qingmei chose to remain hiding in the shadows. Within Grand Xia, there were simply too many people who wished to kill Qin Wentian. Also, the arts and techniques Qin Wentian knew might be at the immortal-level, this was already a sufficient reason for countless people who wanted his life.
"Those who came here today are our guests, please be seated." An expert of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan smiled.
"Isn't the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan too courteous to him? This person killed the disciples of many transcendent powers in the past, his hands are stained with blood. How can we allow him to stay here?" At this moment, a voice rang out. The person who spoke radiated an incomparable feeling of sharpness and was none other than an expert of Wang Clan from the War Continent. Back then, Qin Wentian controlled the reunited Azure Faction in order to prevent Hua Clan from sending reinforcements. They launched an attack on the Wang Clan, killing many of their experts. In addition to the grudge formed at the Sword Reverence City, the hatred between Qin Wentian and them was extremely deep.
"Wang Zhan from the Wang Clan, he is extremely powerful and one of the thirty-six Starlords. He even has a title called War King, and has unparalleled strength. Also, he wasn't that old and his potential wasn't fully tapped out yet. He has a very high chance of stepping into the Celestial Phenomenon Realm." The crowd murmured.
Qin Wentian glanced at him as an uninhibited cold laughter flashed in his eyes. He then mocked, "The people from the Wang Clan? Seems like you are not fearful enough after I killed so many of you back then. To think that you actually still dared to bark so loudly in front of me."
"RUMBLE!" Wang Zhan stood up, radiating a towering battle intent as his aura swept over the area. The will of a true intent gushed forth. As one of the thirty-six Starlords of Grand Xia, he naturally had already comprehended a type of true intent. Although Qin Wentian had reunited the Azure Faction, how dare a junior like him speak so arrogantly in front of his face?
Wang Zhan surveyed the crowd. Other than Fan Le and the others, there were no other experts who came with Qin Wentian. Killing intent flashed in his eyes as he coldly spoke, "Brat don't be so brazen. Although your fame is great, if you continue being so arrogant towards this seat, killing you is as simple as killing an animal to me."
Qin Wentian's face flashed with sarcasm as he faintly spoke, "Oh? Why don't you try it and see?"
"Since you wish to court your own death, I shall grant it to you." Wang Zhan icily replied. After which, he slowly stepped out as the sharpness gushing from him towered up into the heavens. A cold light flashed as a saber intent chopped out with enough power to cleave apart everything.
The experts from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan naturally wouldn't stop this. They might as well take this opportunity to gauge Qin Wentian's strength.
"Bzz!" A surge of violent sharpness rocked this space, causing everyone to step back. They only saw Wang Zhan rushing towards Qin Wentian. A cold light flashed by in the air, the edge of a blade descending from heaven, so powerful that even the world would be torn asunder.
The saber light descended yet Qin Wentian didn't even move at all. The eyes of the crowd flashed with sharpness, was Qin Wentian truly courting death?
However at this moment, they only saw a resplendent light circulating around Qin Wentian's palms. He casually lifted his palm and pushed it upwards. As the saber light slashed down, it appeared as though Qin Wentian's palms would be cleaved apart. However, under the shocked gazes of the crowd, his palms directly blocked that beam of light as he stood unmoving from his original spot, allowing the terrifying destructive energy of the saber light to ravage his palms.
"Ninth level of Heavenly Dipper." The countenances of many experts stiffened. Qin Wentian's speed of improvement was actually this fast?
At this moment, Qin Wentian's palms wavered. A terrifying force erupted out as the beam of saber light exploded into pieces. A gigantic palm imprint grabbed Wang Zhan's throat and lifted him up into the air. Qin Wentian's gaze shifted over, staring at him as he coldly spoke, "What a useless piece of trash."
As the sound of his voice faded, his palm crushed down. Just like this, one of the thirty-six Starlords with the title War King, died without even being able to withstand a single strike.
Staring at Wang Zhan's corpse, everyone felt their heart shaking. How powerful was Qin Wentian now?
After a few years, Qin Wentian returned in a domineering fashion.
At this moment, Qin Wentian's gaze shifted onto the experts of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan as he asked in an emotionless tone. "I heard that my brother Ouyang Kuangsheng is imprisoned by the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan. Is there such a thing?"