The Unmatched Realm in the Azure Continent was just like before, not meddling in affairs of the external world. The various geniuses of Grand Xia would head to the Unmatched Realm to cultivate and if they pa.s.sed the test, they could become disciples of the Unmatched Realm.
Today, an uninvited guest turned up in the Unmatched Realm. Several elite disciples turned their gazes towards the newcomer as an expression of curiosity appeared on their faces. Although this man was young, he exuded an extraordinary aura. He didn't seem to be a junior who was here to seek guidance and his cultivation base shouldn't be weak either.
"You've come." At this moment, a figure appeared. It was none other than the expert who tested Qin Wentian back then in the past. Right now, he couldn't help but to feel how deep Qin Wentian became, he couldn't see through him at all and this involuntarily caused his heart to feel extremely shocked.
"Senior, you knew that I would return?" Qin Wentian curiously inquired.
"Now, is there even any need for you to refer to me as senior?" That person shook his head as he continued, "They are all waiting for you."
"They?" Qin Wentian started. The tester turned and spoke, "Follow me."
Qin Wentian nodded and followed after him as they arrived at one of the mountain peaks of the thirty-six mountains.
Over there, numerous silhouettes appeared and as Qin Wentian saw them, he couldn't help but to be stunned.
Fan Le, Yun Mengyi, Qin Zheng, and Mu Feng, all of them were actually here. However, Ouyang Kuangsheng whose home was in the Azure Continent actually wasn't present? This fact caused Qin Wentian to feel a sense of anomaly. His friends all had their own plans when they left the Royal Sacred Region, but right now seeing that they were all gathered here in the Unmatched Realm, something must have happened.
"Boss, you are finally back. If you still didn't appear soon, we wouldn't know what to do." Fatty Fan Le seemed to be extremely troubled as a rare look of worry painted his countenance.
"What happened?" Qin Wentian's body landed on the mountain peak as he asked.
"The son-of-a-b.i.t.c.h Ouyang Aristocrat Clan." Fan Le cursed. "Back then I'm already very unhappy about them, breaking faith and betraying the alliance because of the appearance of Jun Yu. Now, the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan already has three Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants and was stronger compared to the past. They are getting more and more overbearing and now, they even wish to ally themselves with the Jiang Clan, joining forces to reign supreme over Grand Xia. Their ambitions truly aren't small indeed."
"The relations.h.i.+p between the Jiang Clan and Ouyang Aristocrat Clan has always been good, it's only natural that they wants to ally with each other. Let alone, Ouyang Kuangsheng also has an marriage engagement with Jiang Ting, it isn't strange that after the Great Solar Chen Clan is destroyed, the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan wished to rise up." Qin Wentian spoke.
"It isn't strange at all. But back then, because that old Ouyang Ancestor betrayed the alliance, it lead to a conflict between Ouyang Kuangsheng and his clan members. The Ouyang Aristocrat Clan had long removed Kuangsheng's name from the list of potential leaders. This time around, the conflict between him and his clan intensified after he returned and Kuangsheng ended up fighting against one of the core geniuses which the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan was currently nurturing. He defeated and injured his opponent and angered the Ouyang Clan so much that his name was considered forever removed from their family registry. He is no longer a part of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan."
Fan Le spoke in a rage.
"What happened then?" Qin Wentian's eyes flashed with sharpness.
"Qin Zheng, you continue the story." Fan Le who was fuming by now, glanced at Qin Zheng who stood at the side. Qin Zheng then continued, "The person defeated by Ouyang Kuangsheng is named Ouyang Zicheng. This person is a Heaven Chosen that's currently being nurtured by the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan. His level of cultivation is at the sixth level of Heavenly Dipper and after Ouyang Kuangsheng left Grand Xia to roam the Royal Sacred Region, he had been pestering Jiang Ting constantly, keen on pursuing her."
Qin Wentian's countenance changed slightly. He understood in his heart that Ouyang Kuangsheng's personality was flamboyant and carefree, he isn't someone who l.u.s.ts after power. He also disdains the authority of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, and the reason he was back wasn't because he coveted status or power. His only reason was simply because he loved Jiang Ting. Years ago before he left, he once said that as long as Jiang Ting's heart for him doesn't change, he would marry her, making her his wife when he returned to Grand Xia.
But now, this Ouyang Zicheng kept pestering Jiang Ting, how could Ouyang Kuangsheng not be riled up given his temperament.
In addition, Qin Wentian had also already guessed that the pursuing of Jiang Ting by Ouyang Zicheng might not simply be his idea alone. This must be the intent of the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan. Just like how they hoped in the past Ouyang Kuangsheng would be together with Jiang Ting, since right now Ouyang Kuangsheng couldn't be controlled, they wanted to get another person to replace him and enter a marriage with Jiang Ting, forming a marriage alliance.
Indeed, Fan Le continued raging, "These few days, the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan and Jiang Clan announced that there would be a wedding between Ouyang Zicheng and Jiang Ting. The marriage date is set nine days from now and they even invited the various powers of the Azure Continent as witnesses."
As he heard this, Qin Wentian's eyes flickered with a cold light. No wonder Fan Le and the others would gather in this place. So it was because of Ouyang Kuangsheng's matter. However, with their current strength, they were still powerless to change anything in front of a transcendent power.
"Ouyang must have gone mad from this news. Where is he now?" Qin Wentian asked again.
Back then when he fell in love with Mo Qingcheng, Ouyang Kuangsheng was already together with Jiang Ting. This relations.h.i.+p lasted over ten years, Jiang Ting was definitely deeply in love with Ouyang Kuangsheng too. If this marriage with Ouyang Zicheng was something Jiang Ting was willing to go through with, Ouyang Kuangsheng would have voluntarily given her up and roamed the ends of the world. Evidently, Jiang Ting was forced into this, and Ouyang Kuangsheng might even be imprisoned to force Jiang Ting to accept this marriage.
The purpose of this marriage is to indicate the same intent by the two transcendent powers, their desire to rule over Grand Xia. It isn't important to them whether Jiang Ting was willing or not. Although she has an extraordinary status in the Jiang Clan, she wasn't a successor candidate. Hence, her destiny was to be sacrificed for the bigger picture.
"Currently imprisoned by the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan." Qin Zheng spoke.
"What should we do?" Fan Le glanced at Qin Wentian as he asked.
The coldness flickering in Qin Wentian's eyes intensified. He initially thought that the first battle he would have after returning to Grand Xia would be at the Pill Emperor Hall. But now, it seems that the situation in Grand Xia was changing. Let the location of his first battle be in the Azure Continent then.
"Wait for me in the Unmatched Realm, I need to make a trip outside." Qin Wentian stared at his friends. There were still nine days of time, it should be sufficient.
His silhouette then flickered as he directly disappeared, gone with the wind. This speed of his departure caused Fan Le and the rest to be stunned as they speechlessly exchanged glances with each other.
Two days later, in a forest within the Spirit Continent, there was a little city situated there. Although it seemed to be a small city, there would frequently be many demonic beasts taking off and landing there.
Qin Wentian's heart flashed with bewilderment as he stared at this small city. Seems like this was a secret fort Fairy Qingmei constructed as the commanding grounds for the Azure Emperor Palace. This 'Azure Emperor Palace' was naturally formed by those Azure Factions which chose to followed Qin Wentian back then.
"Who are you?" Even before Qin Wentian landed, several maidens appeared in that small city. They were all veiled and was extremely mysterious, encircling Qin Wentian within them.
"I am Qin Wentian." Qin Wentian spoke and as the sound of his voice faded, the gazes of the maidens all froze. Hesitation flickered in their eyes as they stared at this young man.
"You've returned." A voice rang out from the air. After which, Qin Wentian noticed an alluring figure appearing before him. Even after so long, Fairy Qingmei was still as beautiful as ever.
"Why are you girls not greeting the palace lord yet?" Fairy Qingmei stated to these maidens.
"Your subordinates greet the palace lord." The various maidens all bowed.
"Mhm." Qin Wentian nodded slightly. At this instant, Qin Wentian discovered that the killing intent radiating from the people below all instantly vanished completely. After which, numerous figures appeared, they stood on the ground and stared at the young man in the air. Has the legendary young man from before finally returned?
"We greet the palace lord." Everyone present bowed low. Qin Wentian swept his gaze to the people below as a smile lit up his face. The strength of these people in front of him wasn't bad, they were much stronger compared to back then when he left Grand Xia.
Among the crowd, a woman in a red-dress with a s.e.xy figure and elegant features was currently flas.h.i.+ng a charming smile at him.
"Everyone just go busy yourself with your own matters, there's no need to bother yourselves with me." Qin Wentian spoke in a faint voice as he descended next to the figure in the red-dress. He then gently laughed, "Senior sis, have you been well all these years?"
"How well could I have been? I'm trapped here, tormented by the duties you heaped on me." Luo Huan giggled, her charming eyes like silk, causing others to be mesmerized.
Qin Wentian stared at the alluring figure of Luo Huan, her curvaceous figure exuded boundless charm as he involuntarily laughed, "Senior sis, your figure is still so good, I can't tell where you lost weight."
"Hehehe." Luo Huan walked out as she helped Qin Wentian straightened his collar. Her ruby red lips curled up slightly as she breathed, "Your glib tongue is as powerful as ever, but you seem to have grown even more handsome. Tell me honestly did you think about me often?"
"Senior sis, stop enticing me..." Qin Wentian bitterly smiled. Luo Huan flashed an even more charming smile, "What does it matter? Your little girlfriend isn't present anyway. You can do whatever you want to me, senior sis won't blame you."
Qin Wentian's face was filled with black lines when he heard that, and upon seeing his awkward expression Luo Huan then retreated a few steps, releasing him.
"Didn't Qing`er come back with you?" Fairy Qingmei asked. Qin Wentian's countenance dimmed slightly when he heard that question, he didn't know how to answer her.
"Qing`er has always been very elusive, if she doesn't wish to see me, it's very difficult for me to contact her." Qin Wentian smiled bitterly. Fairy Qingmei understood Qing`er the most. She also knew that Qing`er has an extraordinary background, and when she heard Qin Wentian's reply, her eyes flashed with a strange gleam and she didn't continue with the topic. She then asked again, "Is the purpose of your return now to reunite Grand Xia?"
"It has been so long, and it's about time to fulfil senior Azure Emperor's wish." Qin Wentian nodded as he continued, "Senior Qingmei, I want the first battle to be in the Azure Continent. All the experts of my Azure Emperor Palace has to convene in the Azure Continent within six days and meet with me in the Unmatched Realm. Can this be done?"
"Six days? No problem." Fairy Qingmei nodded, her deep eyes flas.h.i.+ng with a smile as she inquired, "Want to call the Mystic Moon Hall along?"
"If the Mystic Moon Hall is willing to, they can join us." Qin Wentian nodded lightly.
"Then, are you staying here or returning first to the Azure Continent?" Fairy Qingmei continued, "Those from the White Deer Inst.i.tute and the Punishment Branch under Old Xing are not far away. There are many among them who missed you and wish to see you."
"Right, then I will stay here for one more day." Qin Wentian nodded as Fairy Qingmei smiled and commanded, "Go and arrange a room for palace lord to rest."
"Fairy Qingmei, is there really a need to? He can just stay with me." Luo Huan teased.
"Cough cough…" Qin Wentian's face was filled with black lines.
"What I mean is staying in the same court yard. Junior brother, what are you think about?" Luo Huan's charming eyes flashed with laughter, giggling as she stared at Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian instantly fled in a hurry, only his senior sister Luo Huan would be able to bully him like this…
In comparison, Bailu Yi was much more obedient, she was as pure and beautiful as ever. Her large eyes widened in joy after she met Qin Wentian and happily chatted with him, even occasionally consulting him on divine inscriptions. After chatting for two hours, Qin Wentian sent Bailu Yi back. Maybe, it was because Bailu Yi didn't know what else to talk about or maybe, it was because that pure innocent eyes of Bailu Yi would occasionally flash with a light that made Qin Wentian at a loss of what to do whenever she gazed in his direction!