The three ascendants of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan died while the kin of Ouyang Kuangsheng possessed absolute power. None in the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan raised any hints of objections. After which, the grand wedding between Ouyang Kuangsheng and Jiang Ting proceeded, but the atmosphere was somewhat awkward after so many incidents happened earlier. However to both Ouyang Kuangsheng and Jiang Ting, they already had no regrets.
If it wasn’t for the fact that Qin Wentian brought experts here today, the consequences would have been unimaginable. Back then when Ouyang Kuangsheng befriended Qin Wentian, it was simply because he found Qin Wentian interesting and had outstanding talent. He would never have expected that there would be today. He didn’t say the word ‘thanks’ because for the matters between men, as well as he knew that Qin Wentian treated him like a brother, there was no need to say the word at all. Hence, Jiang Ting was the only one who thanked Qin Wentian.
After the banquet, the representatives of the various powers respectively departed, relaying the news of what happened back to their sect. Very swiftly, the news of what had happened circulated around the entire Azure Continent.
After the banquet, Qin Wentian also bid farewell to Ouyang Kuangsheng as he led his forces straight towards the Azure Emperor Palace.
The transcendent power Azure Emperor Palace of the Azure Continent, personally led men and headed to a boundary that was a 100 miles away, taking the initiative to express their willingness to be allies, allowing the reunification of the Azure Emperor Palace. Such initiative made people sigh in admiration to the decisiveness of the original palace lord of the Azure Emperor Palace.
Based on the prowess exhibited by Qin Wentian in the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, that has already determined the decision of the Azure Emperor Palace. By taking the initiative to welcome Qin Wentian’s forces, the others in Grand Xia would still say that their actions indicated that they were open to the alliance. If they waited for Qin Wentian to storm through the Azure Emperor Palace, everyone would know that they submitted due to pressure. Although either way they would have submitted, the former method could still save them some face.
Of course there was another choice. The experts of the Azure Emperor Palace could give up everything and leave, directly allowing Qin Wentian and his forces to occupy their previous territory. But by doing that, they would become the laughing stock of Grand Xia. No matter what, Grand Xia would assume that Qin Wentian was the legitimate master of the Azure Emperor Palace.
Hence to them, taking the initiative to submit was the best ending. However, since the original palace lord was able to have such foresight, it could prove that he wasn’t an ordinary person. The Azure Emperor Palaces were fated to merge into one.
When Qin Wentian stepped onto the flight of stairs, climbing up to the Azure Emperor Palace, those who had went to the Emperor Star Academy in the past to suppress him all felt extreme trepidation in their hearts. However, Qin Wentian didn’t even glanced at them, they couldn’t help but to mock themselves that right now in the eyes of this young man, their existences were already insignificant to his perspective.
In the great hall of the Azure Emperor Palace, Qin Wentian sat on the throne while Fairy Qingmei and Old Xing stood at the sides of him. They were seniors to Qin Wentian but now that Qin Wentian had officially became the palace lord and in such a formal setting, they naturally would defer to Qin Wentian. They were willing to play a supporting role to him.
The sect leader of the Mystic Moon Hall and old Matriarch sat in the seats designated for subordinates. Zong Yi of the Zong Clan, the sect leader of the Icespirit Sect, Bing Yuchan, the grand elder of the White Deer Institute and the others all sat down. Right now in this great hall, these were all important characters of the Azure Emperor Palace.
And at this moment, the original palace lord of the Azure Emperor Palace stood below as he stared at the young man on the throne while sighing in his heart. Those of the latter generations would replace the prior generations sooner or later, the changing of era was simply too fast. This demon-level character who wasn’t even thirty yet had defeated Ouyang Mutian while at the peak of Heavenly Dipper. His eyes were depthless and sharp, exuding a mysterious light that allowed no one to see through him. When facing so many experts including Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants, Qin Wentian could still remain as calm as ever. This scenario was nothing too shocking to him.
This young man has a heart like a tiger and ambition higher than the heavens. Even if he reunites Grand Xia, the play leading to that would only be a small but fascinating part of his life.
"I heard that there’s still one more supreme elder from the Azure Emperor Palace. Where is he now?" Qin Wentian’s gaze turned to the palace lord as he emotionlessly inquired. The Azure Emperor Palace was founded by the Azure Emperor after all, there would be hints of shadows resembling the hidden Azure Factions.
The palace lord started, he didn’t know what to reply. After a moment of silence, he then responded, "The supreme elder prefers tranquility, please forgive him."
"Sure, since he love tranquility so much, it’s best that he remains hidden in the depths of the mountains forever in cultivation. It would be a torment for him if he interacts with the secular world. From today onwards, the position of the supreme elder will be taken over by Fairy Qingmei and she’s in charge of the overall administration and governance of the Azure Emperor Palace." Qin Wentian calmly issued an order. The original palace lord’s face flashed with shock while his heart trembled, silently musing that this young man was ruthless enough indeed.
"From now on, you will be the vice sect leader, answerable to Fairy Qingmei. How about it?" Qin Wentian stared at the original palace lord Chu Lanjiang as he asked.
Chu Lanjian’s heart pounded but after a moment, he nodded in acceptance.
Although he knew this was only expected, he still couldn’t help but to sigh in his heart. As a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant, he was actually relegated to assume the position of a vice sect leader. Among the transcendent powers of Grand Xia, he should be the only ascendant with such a low status. The other ascendants are all ancestor-level characters and had full control over their sects or clans. But now, his position was even lower than the supreme elder.
Of course, Chu Lanjiang could have chosen to leave as well. But if he truly left, it would mean that he chose to give up the sect which he spent so many years trying to groom. This was his heart’s blood, and deep in his heart there was also a hope. A hope that Qin Wentian would be able to lead the Azure Emperor Palace to far greater heights than ever before.
"Old Xing will still be in charge of the Punishment Branch. Zong Yi, Bing Yuchan, Elder Bailu, you guys will aid supreme elder Fairy Qingmei in her task of managing the Azure Emperor Palace." Qin Wentian didn’t include Chu Lanjiang. Chu Lanjiang didn’t complain, he knew that this was only to be expected.
"Wentian, can my Mystic Moon Hall join the Azure Emperor Palace as well?" At this moment, the sect leader of the Mystic Moon Hall spoke to Qin Wentian, her words causing the hearts of everyone present to pound. Although the Mystic Moon Hall had always been fighting shoulder to shoulder with Qin Wentian, it was still an independent transcendent power of Grand Xia. This matter of joining the Azure Emperor Palace was no small matter.
Regarding this matter, the sect leader and old matriarch of the Mystic Moon Hall discussed many times and it was only after a long period of consideration did they make this decision. They knew that Qin Wentian’s ambition was to reunite Grand Xia and based on Qin Wentian’s character, he would definitely not mistreat them. After Grand Xia is reunited, power would all belong to the Azure Emperor Palace. At that time, what about the Mystic Moon Hall? Joining the Azure Emperor Palace was a sensible decision.
"Sure." Qin Wentian straightforwardly agreed. "You and old matriarch shall assume the position of vice sect leaders as well and you will be in charge of the Mystic Moon Branch under the Azure Emperor Palace.
The sect leader of the Mystic Moon Hall started. She stared at Qin Wentian with a bitter smile on her face, "Seems like you have long foreseen our decision."
The Mystic Moon Branch of the Emperor Azure Faction was still the Mystic Moon Hall, and they were still the ones in charge of it. This was already the best possible result.
Qin Wentian smiled as he turned his gaze onto the crowd, "For the following few days, I would have to trouble all of you then."
"Are you preparing to slack off again?" From below, Luo Huan’s voice rang out in laughter. She was still rocked by the waves in her heart when she saw Qin Wentian sitting on the throne of the Azure Emperor Palace. This young man whom she rescued with teacher Mustang back then actually had such achievements today. Everything still felt surreal to her.
"Sis Luo Huan, you have to help me manage the resources." Qin Wentian laughed. Right now, Luo Huan was also considered someone who had great power. He had heard that the Azure Emperor Palace was filthy rich, they had control over an auction street and many transaction grounds, marketplaces, inns and restaurants.
The Azure Emperor Palace began their restructuring. The original members of the Azure Emperor Palace were all completely re-segregated. The Zong Branch, Icespirit Branch, White Deer Institute Branch, Di Branch all had great authority. The Punishment Branch under Old Xing naturally had great power as well. However, the information network of the Celestial Palace Branch under Fairy Qingmei had no additional manpower, they directly replaced the old information network of the Azure Emperor Palace.
There were many things to be done and it was an extreme period. But Qin Wentian was content to let things run themselves. He handed over all the troublesome matters and was exceedingly free.
As for the external world, the commotion caused at the wedding had long been festering throughout Grand Xia.
Qin Wentian returned and killed the three ascendants of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, forming an alliance with the Jiang Clan and controlled the Azure Emperor Palace in a domineering manner. These pieces of news swiftly proliferated around Grand Xia. After all, there were representatives from the various transcendent powers on the date of the wedding and the news spread with their return.
For a time, the entire Grand Xia was in heated discussion about this legendary young man
The Pill Emperor Hall was the one who bore the brunt of this storm. The Pill Emperor Hall wasn’t the Emperor Azure Palace. In the past, Qin Wentian had already stated that he would level it to the ground. Now that he has returned, the instant Qin Wentian led his forces to the Pill Emperor Hall there would be no more negotiations or whatsoever. Killing and slaughter would be the only thing. The experts of the Pill Emperor Hall were all filled with terror. They instantly reacted by sending experts to the Hua Clan, the Star-Seizing Manor, the Wang Clan, even to transcendent powers like the Shi Clan in Ginkou and the Yan Continent, hoping for their help.
These powers were all powers that had grudges with Qin Wentian, or powers who had something to do with the death of the Azure Emperor a few thousand years ago. Now that they are personally witnessing the rise of a character more terrifying than the Azure Emperor, they naturally had to do something.
Especially seeing how overbearing and domineering Qin Wentian was, slaying three powerful ascendants of the Ouyang Clan and snatching control of the Azure Emperor Palace. Those who submitted to him prosper while those who defied him died. If this continues, they were worried that soon, Qin Wentian would be the only voice of authority left in Grand Xia.
At the same time in Ginkou, there was another extremely fearsome power in the dark. This power wasn’t a transcendent power but none of the transcendent powers in Grand Xia dared to look down on them. In fact, they even feared them somewhat.
Today, the Pill Emperor of the Pill Emperor Hall personally came to this place.
"Why has the Pill Emperor arrived at my humble abode?" A dim beam of light shone while the Pill Emperor was instantly attracted over. The one who spoke was an old man in grey, standing with his back facing the Pill Emperor, his entire person appearing like an apparition in the dark.
"Darkshadow Sovereign, how have you been?" The Pill Emperor spoke in a faint voice upon noticing the figure with his back towards him.
A light laughter rang out, that figure turned over as his gaze shifted towards the Pill Emperor. His entire person was covered in dark grey robes, leaving only a pair of blood-colored eyes outside, appearing extremely terrifying.
"You just paid a value high enough to transact a fifth-ranked divine weapon just to look for me. What deep pockets." That grey-robed figure sinisterly laughed. "Speak, who do you want to kill?"
"Qin Wentian." The Pill Emperor replied. The only person who could force the Pill Emperor to hire the Darkshadow Sovereign would only be Qin Wentian. One could very well imagine how great the pressure the Pill Emperor was feeling.
"Sure, but the payment for this contract...I’m afraid your Pill Emperor Hall wouldn’t be able to afford it." The grey-robed figure laughed.
"He’s just a character at the peak of Heavenly Dipper, even if his combat prowess can match Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants, how could it be higher than the price we paid before to kill the Azure Emperor?" The Pill Emperor coldly replied.
"Azure Emperor? How can the price of his assasination be compared to Qin Wentian? Qin Wentian is someone who eventually retreated safely after killing disciples of the Royal Sacred Sect in the Royal Sacred Region. The price for killing him is at the very least a hundred times higher compared to the price paid for the assassination of the Azure Emperor. You best consider it carefully." Those blood-colored eyes bored into the Pill Emperor, causing his heart to violently tremble. It was as though only now did he finally understand exactly how terrifying that young man was!
Darkshadow Sovereign controls the Shadow Pavilion which appeared before in Chapter 293