Chapter 1357: Shocking Everyone
Qin Wentian surveyed the experts in the surroundings. For those who could attend this banquet, they would all be on the level of immortal kings and had high statuses within the royal palace. Even for the princes and Beiming Nongyue, they wouldn’t be able to garner too much respect here.
However, these people kept heaping on praises on another princess of the dynasty, Beiming Youhuang. All sort of voices entered Qin Wentina’s ears, in an extremely chaotic manner. Although Qin Wentian didn’t especially pay attention to them, everything he had heard were all praises for Beiming Youhuang.
Immortal Emperor… this height, how many people were doomed only to be able to stare up at that height in wonder and hope? Everyone at the banquet were immortal kings? In the end, only a limited few would be able to break through the barrier and enter the immortal emperor realm.
However, Beiming Youhuang had succeeded in stepping across the gap. Such success couldn’t merely be described with the word ‘genius.’ She was simply unrivalled under the heavens and her talent was high enough to shock everyone in the immortal realms.
At this moment, there were experts walking out from the emperor palace. Many people turned and bowed, these experts were all immortal emperors of the Darknorth Immortal Dynasty.
For immortal emperors, they would be revered no matter where they went, let alone they had the youngest immortal emperor in history among them.
Finally, a majestic looking middle-aged man who looked to be about 40+ years of age walked out. Vitality glowed in his eyes, unfathomably deep, but his aura was extremely calm. When he glanced around the crowd, everyone felt as though the immortal emperor was looking at them alone.
“Today, I invite all of you here for a celebratory banquet. That lass Youhuang has been extraordinary in all aspects since young and now, she broke the record and became the youngest immortal emperor in the history of my Darknorth Immortal Dynasty. Everyone wouldn’t mind me making such a big fuss for my daughter, right?”
The Darknorth Immortal Emperor laughed. His voice was gentle-sounding, sounding very amicable. Everyone laughed, “Princess Youhuang’s talent is truly outstanding. Now that she returned as an immortal emperor, it’s naturally a joyous occasion. Everyone, we really have to congratulate his Majesty.”
“Congratulations to your Majesty.” Everyone bowed. The Darknorth Immortal Emperor laughed, “Everyone there’s no need to be so polite. Please feel free to sit.”
“Thank you your Majesty, please take your seat first.” Everyone understood the etiquette of nobility. If the emperor didn’t sit, who would dare to sit? Even if the emperor truly didn’t mind it, they would still choose to follow the etiquette.
“Fine.” The Darknorth Immortal Emperor nodded as he entered and sat down. The princes and princesses sat below him and everyone else began to move in and took their seats.
“Everyone, we might have to wait a bit before we begin feasting. After all, this banquet is thrown in honor of Youhuang. I hope that all the lords here wouldn’t mind it.” The Darknorth Immortal Emperor smiled gently. Everyone nodded, they naturally understood that it was only natural.
“Nongyue, why are you seated there?” At this moment, that prince who spoke to Beiming Nongyue earlier suddenly stated. This caused Beiming Nongyue to glanced at that prince unhappily.
As the sound of this voice rang out, the Darknorth Immortal Emperor turned his gaze over to Beiming Nongyue. When he saw the three people beside her, he smiled, “Nongyue, why hasn’t father met these three people before?”
“Royal father, they are my friends.” Beiming Nongyue spoke, silently cursing at her father for pretending. This entire dynasty belonged to him, how could he not know of things in the royal palace? Let alone things such as the man whom she was fond of. Most probably, the Darknorth Immortal Emperor already knew all of this.
“Why have you not introduced them to father yet?” The Darknorth Immortal Emperor laughed, still extremely amicable. However, Qin Wentian was very clear in his heart, given a character like the emperor of a dynasty, how could he not already know about the existence of Li Yufeng?
“These are my friends Qin Wentian and Zhiyin, they came from afar and hence, I wanted to invite them to visit our royal palace. I hope father wouldn’t blame me for this.” Beiming Nongyue pointed at Qin Wentian and Zhiyin as she spoke. After that, she pointed to Li Yufeng but she didn’t say anything.
Li Yufeng then stood up and bowed to the Darknorth Immortal Emperor, “Li Yufeng of the Hundred Refinements Sect pays my respects to your Majesty.”
“Someone from the Hundred Refinements Sect?” The Darknorth Immortal Emperor still pretended to not know anything. He smiled, “Your sect is so far away, why do you have the time to come to my dynasty’s royal palace for a visit?”
Qin Wentian silently smiled in his heart, this Darknorth Immortal Emperor’s acting abilities were truly outstanding. The emperor wanted to see if Li Yufeng would dare to brag about himself before him.
“Junior is acquainted with Nongyue and we are both fond of each other. I’m unable to hold back my longing for her, hence I especially paid a trip to the immortal dynasty.” Li Yufeng also understood the Darknorth Immortal Emperor’s intentions, hence he might as well directly say what was in his heart. This made Qin Wentian silently admire him for having such guts. He truly dared to say it, directly speaking about their mutual love in front of the Darknorth Emperor. Qin Wentian was very impressed.
“Oh?” The Darknorth Immortal Emperor glanced at Beiming Nongyue. “Nongyue, is this true?”
Beiming Nongyue also stood up, “Royal father, it is true.”
“Ah, females always tend to side with outsiders as they grow up. Such a great matter, why didn’t you discuss this with father? Could it be that you both made a pledge to be married without your parents’ approval?” The Darknorth Immortal Emperor spoke, but he was no longer as amiable as before. Even Qin Wentian who was at the side, could feel a wave of pressure gushing over. With just a slight fluctuation of his mood, others would easily be pressured.
“Your daughter doesn’t dare. This time, I brought Li Yufeng here, it is precisely for father to take a look at him.” Beiming Nongyue bowed.
“Aren’t you simply acting first before making a report to royal father?” That prince earlier coldly laughed. Beiming Nongyue coldly glanced at him. The relationship between the royalty wasn’t that harmonious. The Darknorth Immortal Emperor has many wives and this particular prince was just a half brother to Beiming Nongyue. Conflict would naturally be hard to avoid in terms of politics within the royal palace, cultivation was the same as well.
“Also, just casually bringing your friends to this banquet. Could it be that Nongyue, you don’t understand what qualifications the people coming here must have? Is this a place your ordinary friends can enter?” Another prince rudely spoke. The nobles at the banquet silently watched on. This was his Majesty’s matters, it wasn’t their place to say anything.
“I originally was bringing them to my palace to hold a banquet, but when I heard the Darknorth Bell ringing, I knew that my elder sis has broken through to the immortal emperor realm. The entire palace is celebrating and this isn’t some state secret. As a princess of the dynasty, why can’t I bring my friends here?” Beiming Nongyue counter-asked.
“How wilful.” That prince snorted coldly.
“Enough, Youhuang is here.” The Darknorth Emperor spoke, instantly ceasing the bickerings. The gazes of everyone turned to the distance and as expected, not long after, a few figures could be seen flying over. These people were immortal kings who went together with Beiming Youhuang into the sacred academy. Now, they were all flying over.
The Darknorth Emperor stood up, and so did everyone else. Staring at Beiming Youhuang who was in the lead, her extreme beauty made everyone sigh in admiration. When she stood there, all geniuses around her lost their luster. Nobody could fight for the limelight against her.
“My daughter Youhuang!” The Darknorth Emperor laughed, his voice filled with the doting love of a parent as well as pride. This daughter of his was the most outstanding one out of all his children. Regardless of beauty or talent, she stood the highest. Naturally, he was also the most fond of her.
The youngest immortal emperor in history. In the future, her achievements might even surpass him. He was naturally very proud of his daughter.
“Father.” Beiming Youhuang halted and greeted the Darknorth Immortal Emperor.
“We pay our respects to your Majesty.” The other immortal kings bowed.
“Congratulations to Princess Youhuang for entering the emperor realm.” The experts at the banquet all stood up as they clasped their hands, causing the atmosphere to instantly turn lively.
Beiming Youhuang nodded lightly to everyone, there was no joy or sadness on her face, only calmness. Her personality was as such, as cold as ice and as calm as water, there was no fluctuations in her heart.
“Truly, an ice princess.” Qin Wentian silently mused as he stared at Beiming Youhuang. He met Beiming Youhuang a very long time ago. But at that time, in the city of ancient emperors, he didn’t meet the original self of Beiming Youhuang. He didn’t know what methods she used to create an apparition that could seize the bodies of others for the sake of obtaining the inheritance of the Heavenly Brahma Demon Emperor.
“Youhuang, come sit beside father.” The Darknorth Immortal Emperor laughed. Beiming Youhuang nodded lightly and stepped out, appearing beside the emperor instantly.
The Darknorth Immortal Emperor shifted to allow a space for Beiming Youhuang. The hearts of many nobles trembled, and many princes and princesses stiffened, their eyes flashing with an unsightly expression which was quickly masked.
The emperor himself told Beiming Youhuang to sit beside him, at a position of immense honor. If one thought deeper about this, the consequences were extremely telling. Nobody knew if the emperor had this intention to cause everyone to think like this or not. Maybe, some of his intents were buried in truth, some were buried in illusions.
However, Beiming Youhuang didn’t mind it. Since her father wanted her to sit beside him, she would do so.
“Alright, let the banquet begin.” The Darknorth Emperor waved his hands as everyone sat down once more. As the banquet started, the Darknorth Immortal Emperor raised his cup, “Let’s give a toast to Youhuang, and welcome the return of my beloved daughter.”
“Congratulations to Princess Youhuang returning in glory!” Everyone raised their cups and toasted.
“Youhuang, this time all the immortal kings exited the sacred academy, what’s the situation within?” The Darknorth Immortal Emperor asked.
“Father, with the opening of the sacred academy, the era is truly changing. If things were truly like the rumors, the era of ancient emperors is now upon us. Bloody storms would soon rise up in the immortal realms.” Beiming Youhuang sighed, her words causing everyone to freeze. The emperor asked again, “Why do you say so?”
“This time around among the immortal kings who entered, there were five who exited as immortal emperors.” Beiming Youhuang spoke, her words were like thunder in the minds of everyone, shocking them beyond belief.
It has only been a few hundred years and five immortal emperors were born in the sacred academy? Isn’t this crazy?
When has it ever been so easy for an immortal emperor to appear?
Qin Wentian’s eyes also flashed. He knew how difficult cultivation was. Back then at the immortal-foundation realm, their batch was chased out from the sacred academy once the 50th year mark was reached. Although there were no immortal kings born, many of them were already close to the immortal king level.
However, for the immortal king batch, actually five immortal emperors appeared. This was simply incredible and hard to imagine. No wonder everyone was shocked. Clearly, all the people here were stunned by this news.
Even the Darknorth Immortal Emperor started. After that he asked, “Seems like a storm would truly soon rise up in the immortal realms. Although five initial-stage emperors wouldn’t be able to cause too great a commotion, it must be a sign that a new era is approaching. Maybe, an ancient emperor would be born among one of you five.”
Everyone nodded as they contemplated. Maybe, the ancient emperor would be none other than Beiming Youhuang!