Lin Shuai felt somewhat bewildered. Based on Qin Wentian’s strength, it was impossible for him to appear so weak, unless he was seriously injured. Something must have happened, yet Qin Wentian didn’t seem willing to talk about it. In the end, he refrained from probing further.
"Wentian, the Ancestor told me to send greetings on his behalf. He won’t be able to attend/ make a personal appearance to your wedding," Lin Shuai stated.
"No problem, I feel gratified in my heart that the Ancestor still thinks of me." Qin Wentian smiled. Although the old ancestor officially had no relationship with the Battle Sword Sect anymore, he had previously been their leader, as well as a vice sect leader in the Royal Sacred Sect. Naturally, it wouldn’t be convenient for him to attend the wedding given the tense state of affairs between Qin Wentian and the Royal Sacred Sect. Lin Shuai and the others could still attend for reasons of personal friendship. Even if the Royal Sacred Sect knew about this, they wouldn’t say anything.
The ascendants from the Jiang Clan and the Thousand-Jue Alliance felt their hearts shaking upon hearing this exchange. Ancestor? This young man was already so terrifying. How much more powerful would an ancestor-level character from his sect be? To think that the ancestor had even sent his greetings. It would seem that Qin Wentian’s achievements in the Royal Sacred Region far surpassed their imaginations.
"Sis Lingshuang, will Foster Father be here?" Qin Wentian turned to look at Ye Lingshuang. Back then, Ye Qingyun had once instructed Qin Wentian that he must invite him to his wedding. He would surely be offended if he weren’t.
"Of course, Royal Father will definitely arrive on time. How could Royal Father miss the grand wedding between you and Qingcheng?" Ye Lingshuang smiled.
"Royal Father?" The hearts of the crowd trembled. A king from the Royal Sacred Region? This level of existence was completely inconceivable to them. Such a character was actually Qin Wentian’s foster father and would be here personally on the date of the grand wedding?
As they thought of this, the ascendants from the Jiang Clan and the Thousand-Jue Alliance exchanged glances once again, as looks of profoundness flashed on their faces. Traces of being at ease flickered in their eyes—luckily, they had gambled correctly. If not, today would truly have been their doomsday. What was laughable was that the other ascendants from the various transcendent powers of Grand Xia had actually banded together intending to kill Qin Wentian. What Mo Qingcheng had said before was right—even if they managed to kill Qin Wentian, the entire Grand Xia would have been buried along with him.
"Luckily we made the right choice...Those other ascendants of Grand Xia would definitely be thunderstruck on the date of Qin Wentian’s grand wedding. I wonder what sort of characters Mo Qingcheng’s master and Qin Wentian’s foster father are. We will probably be able to meet them in a few days time." The Jiang Ancestor silently stated in his heart.
And just like what the Jiang Ancestor thought, in truth, all the transcendent powers in Grand Xia were completely thunderstruck.
Mo Qingcheng sent the ascendants of the Azure Emperor Palace as well as the maidens of her Medicine Sovereign Valley, splitting into three routes as they traversed Grand Xia, sending out invitations to each of the transcendent powers. Those ascendants who received the invites all felt an incomparable trepidation in their hearts.
For example the Greencloud Pavilion, the Greencloud Sovereign had scouts surveying the situation of Chu. And when the maidens and Old Xing visited the Greencloud Pavilion, he was already thinking he should flee Grand Xia.
Back then, it was him who lured Qin Wentian into the trap set by the Darkshadow Sovereign. If it wasn’t for him, Qin Wentian wouldn’t have been so grievously injured. He could almost be 100% certain that the person Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng hated most now, was definitely him, the Greencloud Sovereign.
He silently cursed the Shi Ancestor and the rest of the ascendants. They had already missed the best opportunity to kill Qin Wentian. The ending of Grand Xia was already set.
Everything has concluded, so had his ambitions.
Within the Greencloud Pavilion, the Greencloud Sovereign finally made a decision after ruminating for long moments. He chose to leave, to abandon the entire Greencloud Pavilion. Although the position of the Greencloud Sovereign could somewhat satisfy his ambition, he had no choice but to choose to leave.
The possibility that Qin Wentian would kill him was very great. Even if Qin Wentian didn’t kill him, he wouldn’t have any more good days to live in the future.
The Greencloud Sovereign was considered one of the youngest among the ascendants of Grand Xia. He had always been by himself, putting in effort and finally walking to this step. He had great ambitions, and a resolute mind and will, and had always advocated for the death of Qin Wentian. He was more ruthless and had more spirit than those old freaks. But now that things had already come to such a stage, regret was useless. He decisively chose to leave, no longer wanting to dip his toes in such troubled waters.
"Qin Wentian!" The Greencloud Sovereign felt an intense feeling of vengeance in his heart. It was all because of Qin Wentian’s appearance that everything changed. Qin Wentian killed the Heavenly Dipper Sovereign he placed in charge of the Greencloud Imperial Empire and even told his men to tell him that if he wanted revenge, come and look for him Qin Wentian. Complete and utter arrogance, he was a high-up ascendant yet he was suppressed by Qin Wentian in every aspect. Now, he was even being driven away.
Qin Wentian still had such a beautiful woman for his wife and they would soon be married. He had never hated anyone so much before as he did Qin Wentian.
"Even if I flee, I want to make you suffer in guilt and agony." The heart of the Greencloud Sovereign turned cold. After which, his perception stretched out, enveloping the Greencloud Pavilion as he issued a command in the air, "Bring Ling Yue to my room."
His voice was filled with majesty and dominance. Ling Yue was currently imprisoned in her home. When her grandfather heard the tone of the Greencloud Sovereign, he didn’t dare to disobey. Although he knew what would happen. He knew that right now, the Greencloud Sovereign was enraged, if he dared disobey, their entire clan would surely die. Hence, he swiftly released and escorted Ling Yue to the quarters of the Greencloud Sovereign.
Ling Yue trembled involuntarily upon seeing how cold and sharp the eyes of the Greencloud Sovereign were. But still, she bowed and greeted, "Ling Yue pays her respect to the Sovereign."
"Come and chat with me. The others can retreat first." The Greencloud Sovereign waved his hands. Although Ling Yue’s grandfather didn’t want to do so, he was helpless to change anything. He could only glance at Ling Yue and spoke, "If Ling Yue offended Sovereign in anyway, I beg for mercy on her behalf."
"Didn’t you hear what I said?" The Greencloud Sovereign’s expressions turned cold as a terrifying killing intent descended. A moment later, Ling Yue’s grandfather shook so much that his voice quavered, "Yes…"
After speaking, he quickly retreated causing Ling Yue who remained behind to feel even more fear.
"Stand up straight and come over here. Let me take a look at you clearly." The Greencloud Sovereign spoke to Ling Yue. Ling Yue stared at the Greencloud Sovereign with an intense terror in her eyes. Her heart pounded rapidly as she walked towards him.
"Are you afraid of me?" The Greencloud Sovereign frowned as he continued, "Come closer."
"Okay…" Ling Yue’s body trembled lightly before she came to a stop around five meters away from the Greencloud Sovereign.
The Greencloud Sovereign walked to the side of Ling Yue, circling her as he studied her body. After which, he placed his hand under Ling Yue’s chin and propped it up as his eyes flickered with a nefarious fire, causing Ling Yue’s body to tremble even more violently.
"Wonderful figure and top-notch looks." The Greencloud Sovereign coldly laughed. Ling Yue turned pale as she hurriedly bowed, "Sovereign."
"Speaking of which, it has been a long time since I tasted women. You are so young and tender, you should be very delicious right. Being able to serve me, just consider this as your fortune." The Greencloud Sovereign returned to his seat as his eyes roamed all over Ling Yue. "Undress yourself."
"Sovereign, please spare me…" Ling Yue sobbed, she directly knelt to the ground as her eyes turned red.
"What? Are you unwilling to? Are you looking down on this Sovereign?" The Greencloud Sovereign’s lips curled unpleasantly. "Don’t worry, I won’t kill you. After you serve me, I will get your clan members to send you to Chu. I want to tell him ‘so what even if he is strong?’ I can still make him feel guilt and regret. And as for the Greencloud Pavilion, so what even if he destroys it? That no longer has anything to do with me."
"Of course, there’s also a chance that Qin Wentian won’t care about you any longer. But then if he did so, that young boy Mo Feng would hate him right?" The Greencloud Sovereign grinned evilly, as he stared at the lithe frame of Ling Yue shuddering from fear. He made a grasping motion as Ling Yue flew to him. His hands then roamed the exquisite lines of Ling Yue’s body as he admonished himself silently. Why didn’t he know how to enjoy all these before?
"Quickly undress. If you make me do so myself, I might injure you accidently." The Greencloud Sovereign’s voice turned cold.
Abruptly, an icy voice rumbled through the air. The Greencloud Sovereign stood up in shock as his face turned cold. "Who?"
Outside, a white-robed maiden directly entered. This maiden had a veil covering her face but one could tell that she was radiating waves of cold anger. A terrifying icy killing intent then enveloped the Greencloud Sovereign, so cold that even his soul was shivering."
"Lass, don’t worry. Everything is fine now." The maiden walked before Ling Yue and helped her up. Ling Yue stared at this maiden with bewilderment in her eyes.
"I’m here on orders of the Holy Maiden. She and Young Master Wentian had long anticipated that this man would choose to flee. They wanted me to keep a look out for him and bring him to attend their wedding. If he isn’t agreeable, I can bring his corpse there as well." That maiden faintly spoke. Ling Yue then lunged into her embrace and started sobbing. She was truly frightened earlier. Just a little bit more and she would have been tainted by the Greencloud Sovereign. Luckily sis Qingcheng and brother-in-law were concerned about her safety.
"Sister… Brother-in-law…" Ling Yue wiped her tears away. Upon thinking of the two of them, her heart was filled with gratitude. They didn’t forget about her.
While right now, the Greencloud Sovereign’s countenance turned as pale as paper when he heard the words of the maiden. His palms blasted out towards Ling Yue while he soared into the skies, seeking to run away.
"Bzz!" A terrifying frost energy directly bored down upon everything in this room with the exception of Ling Yue. A terrifying frost-type constellation manifested, freezing everything solid including the palm imprint blasted out by the Greencloud Sovereign. Right now, even his body was stiffening as his heart trembled in terror.
"QIN WENTIAN!" The Greencloud Sovereign howled in rage. Other than sending the invitation, they actually sent someone to monitor his actions. Evidently, they were taking ‘great’ care of him. Just like what he expected, he was the person they hated the most. Neither of them would spare him.
The maiden grabbed outwards with her palms. Abruptly, the body of the Greencloud Sovereign was slammed onto the ground. This maiden was the leader of the entourage from the Medicine Sovereign Valley and was the strongest ascendant among them. Naturally, her prowess wasn’t something the Greencloud Sovereign could stand against.
"If you still don’t cooperate, don’t blame me." The maiden’s voice was ice cold. She then grabbed the Greencloud Sovereign by his hair and hugged Ling Yue before she soared into the skies. Instantly, the experts from the Greencloud Pavilion felt the coldness in the air. They all lifted their heads and only felt their hearts filled with complications when they saw that their leader was dragged around like a defeated dog.
"The Greencloud Sovereign tried to do something despicable to one of the female disciples to take revenge on Young Master Wentian. After that, he planned to flee and let all of you endure the anger of the subsequent consequences. The Holy Maiden and Young Master Wentian commanded me to capture him while also transmitting a message to the Greencloud Pavilion. Based on favors received in the past, the Greencloud Sovereign can choose between these two choices. Either submit to the Azure Emperor Palace or disperse altogether completely. If you all choose to disperse, the deadline for this is within three days. If you all choose to submit, bring the leaders of the Greencloud Pavilion and attend the wedding of Young Master Wentian and the Holy Maiden."
The voice of this female echoed through the air before she dragged the Greencloud Sovereign and brought Ling Yue away, leaving behind a group of people who were still dumbfounded.
The grand wedding between Young Master Wentian and the Holy Maiden...
Evidently, her words were referring to Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng.
Their lofty Sovereign was dragged around like a dog by this maiden.
There were only two choices for the Greencloud Pavilion. They either submit or they disperse completely.
"Ling Yue is going to experience great fortune soon." Many in the crowd mused. Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng’s status was beyond their imaginations. Even such a powerful character was their subordinate.
Not only for the Greencloud Pavilion, the other transcendent powers of Grand Xia all received the invitation one after another. Upon seeing the group of experts sent by Mo Qingcheng descending on their territories, they could already sense that Grand Xia’s skies were already changing!