Han Yan couldn’t help but ask curiously. Due to the battlefield had been completely obscured, it was impossible to see the situation inside. Now that they saw Xiao Wangqing and Li Wangye uninjured, it was difficult for them to tell who won and who lost.
Jiang Chen didn’t reply, but wore a smile on his face.
On the battlefield, Xiao Wangqing spoke aloud, “Li Wangye, can we sit down and have a talk now?”
Having personally experienced the battle, Li Wangye was looking at Xiao Wangqing with surprise. No one was able to see what happened just now except for Qiu Qianyun and Qin Xuanbing, who had the same surprised look as Li Wangye.
“Humph! Xiao Wangqing, you really shouldn’t meddle in the affairs of the Immortal Court.”
Li Wangye harrumphed coldly and landed on the vast square below. His action undoubtedly suggested that he had acknowledged Xiao Wangqing’s strength and qualification to negotiate with him.
“See it now? Isn’t it already obvious who the winner is? A figure like Li Wangye wouldn’t have landed on the square if he took the advantage in the battle,” Jiang Chen said.
“Senior Xiao is truly powerful, even though he has just advanced. Everything that happens next will depend on Senior Xiao now.”
Han Yan said with a smile, but now wasn’t the time to relax, because what would happen next would be a tit-for-tat. It was true that Xiao Wangqing had displayed his incredible strength, but it absolutely wasn’t an easy task to settle Jiang Chen’s matter.
Qiu Qianyun and Qin Xuanbing, too, landed on the square. Both of them hadn’t spoken a single word since the beginning, but after witnessing the battle between Xiao Wangqing and Li Wangye, they would like to hear what Xiao Wangqing had to say. Even though Xiao Wangqing was powerful, he wouldn’t be able to make the Immortal Court let go of the matter of Jiang Chen.
“Xiao Wangqing, say it now. How do you wish to solve this matter? Jiang Chen has killed numerous geniuses of the Immortal Courts. It’s impossible for us to let this matter rest.” Li Wangye spoke.
Innumerable eyes fell upon these experts. The old ancestors of the various major powers of Ethereal Immortal Domain, in particular, had placed their hopes on the Immortal Court, naturally, they hoped for Jiang Chen to die.
“Li Wangye, just like you said, those that Jiang Chen killed are your geniuses who all died in battle. I reckon that’s a matter of strength. The Golden Horizon is a place of massacre. You all should know this better than anyone. All along, it’s already considered not bad if half of the geniuses who entered the Golden Horizon can walk out alive in the end. The fact that your geniuses died in Jiang Chen’s hands indicated their incapability.” Xiao Wangqing spoke aloud.
“Xiao Wangqing. You’re speaking about this too casually. If they really died in a real fight, we naturally wouldn’t say anything about it, but don’t you forget that Jiang Chen has relied on the Sun Divine Feather to kill them. That changed the nature of the matter completely. Furthermore, the Sun Divine Feather is in his possession now. If the Immortal Court don’t come forward to suppress him now, who else will able to do that?”
Qiu Qianyun spoke disapprovingly. It seemed like their determination to get rid of Jiang Chen wouldn’t waver.
“You bunch of peerless Immortal Venerables and half-step Sovereigns have come all the way here just to deal with one Immortal Emperor junior. This will surely affect your reputation and face. What I’m trying to say is that aren’t there anymore geniuses in Immortal Court? Could it be that there’s no young genius that can fight Jiang Chen in the Immortal Court? If your geniuses deal with Jiang Chen, that will become the matter of the young generation and I won’t interfere, however if a bunch of shameless old experts deal with Jiang Chen, I certainly won’t agree to it.”
Xiao Wangqing showed an incomparably resolute attitude. He even threw the reputation of the Immortal Court into the mix. Every step he made consisted of his own motive and plan.
“What a joke! Our Immortal Court is a high and mighty existence. Our geniuses are beyond count. How can a puny Jiang Chen be compared to them? Without the Sun Divine Feather, Jiang Chen is even worse than an ant.”
Li Wangye’s qi fluctuated. He was infuriated when Xiao Wangqing slandered the Immortal Court. One should know that the Immortal Court was a dignified and supreme existence. If there were no decent geniuses in the Immortal Court, the Immortal Court wouldn’t have existed in the first place. Wouldn’t that make the sacred cultivation place in the whole Immortal World where countless of people had fought so hard to enter become a laughing stock?
“It’s great that you said so.”
Smiled Xiao Wangqing. He then turned towards Jiang Chen and said, “Jiang Chen, give me the Sun Divine Feather.”
Jiang Chen seemed stunned for a while, but immediately he gave the Sun Divine Feather to Xiao Wangqing without hesitation.
The appearance of the Sun Divine Feather instantly caught countless of eyes. Even Li Wangye and the others couldn’t help but stare as they had never seen the legendary Gold Feather Fan before. Then, the divine feather let out a buzz and was blazing with golden sun fire, looking extremely mystical.
Xiao Wangqing held the Sun Divine Feather in his hand and spoke to the three experts, “From now on, the Sun Divine Feather will be under my care. Jiang Chen no longer has any divine weapon in his possession. Henceforth, the seniors of Immortal Courts and various major powers in the Immortal World aren’t allowed to come after Jiang Chen anymore, but if it was your geniuses, I won’t interfere as this will become a matter of the young generation, and it should be resolved by them. To Jiang Chen, it’s an enormous trial and danger. To your geniuses, it’s a good opportunity to improve themselves. If there’s someone who can kill Jiang Chen, that genius will naturally rise to fame and become the number one of his or her generation. This is exactly the reason why I have asked you all to come.”
Xiao Wangqing kept the Sun Divine Feather. Numerous people nodded privately, they couldn’t find anything to pick on his words. What he said was perfectly logical and reasonable and gave no room for rebuttal.
If the Immortal Courts still didn’t agree to it when even the Sun Divine Feather was taken away from Jiang Chen, they would lose their face. The old experts no longer had the excuse to get rid of Jiang Chen, but if they insisted on doing so, it would be equivalent to admitting that there are no capable geniuses in the Immortal Courts. The Immortal Courts certainly couldn’t afford to lose their reputation.
To Jiang Chen, it was a great thing. Not only was he lifted off the predicament, he had also been given a trial, which would allow him to grow continuously under the pressure of innumerable monstrous geniuses. This was definitely better compared to solely relying on the Sun Divine Feather every time.
What’s more, he had given the Sun Divine Feather to Xiao Wangqing. He felt incredibly grateful for what Xiao Wangqing had done for him.
“Great! I never thought Senior Xiao has solved the matter so quickly. In that case, Jiang Chen is saved from the crisis.” Yang Yu was delighted, he couldn’t help being impressed by Xiao Wangqing once more.
“Don’t celebrate so soon. We still have to see if Li Wangye and the rest will agree to it or not. Even if they all agree, those peerless geniuses of the Immortal Courts won’t be easy to deal with. The geniuses in the Immortal Court comprised of geniuses from various major powers of Eastern Profound, including our empire. You should know how powerful those geniuses are. Under normal circumstances, they wouldn’t appear in public,” said the Old Emperor.
Yang Yu nodded secretly. His face turned grim once more.
The scene quieted down once more. The face of the supreme experts became incomparably grim. Obviously, they had never thought that Xiao Wangqing would resolve Jiang Chen’s crisis using such a method. Now, they could only hope that Li Wangye would decline Xiao Wangqing’s idea.
On the square, Li Wangye stood with his hands behind his back. He looked at Jiang Chen, his eyes sparkling, and then at Xiao Wangqing.
“Xiao Wangqing, what if I don’t agree? What if I insist on killing Jiang Chen?” Li Wangye said coldly.
“Haha! If that’s the case, go ahead and kill Jiang Chen. I, Xiao Wangqing, won’t stop you, however I can assure you that unless the three of you have the certainty of killing me, I’ll kill every cultivator of your Immortal Courts. I’ll then become the spectre who will bring chaos to the three great Immortal Domains.”
Xiao Wangqing burst into laughter all of a sudden, and spoke with wild arrogance. His dark hair fluttered and his qi was unrivaled. Every word he spoke was sonorous and forceful, like thunder, trembling people’s soul. Surely everybody could feel that he wasn’t joking.
“Are you threatening us?” Li Wangye spoke through gritted teeth.
“Threat? You can also say that. I, Xiao Wangqing, just wanted to have a discussion with you all, but if you insist on killing Jiang Chen, then there’s nothing else to talk about. Don’t think that I’m joking around. Li Wangye, you can try killing Jiang Chen now and then I’ll kill every expert of the major powers here. I’ll see if you can stop me.”
Xiao Wangqing spoke resolutely. What he said was insane. His might of half-step Sovereign spread across, sending coldness and chill down people’s spine.
As soon as these remark came out, those old ancestors’ facial expression darkened instantly. Almost all of the major powers of the four domains of Ethereal Immortal Domain had gathered here. If Xiao Wangqing really went berserk, the consequences would be unimaginable to the entire Ethereal Immortal Domain.
More importantly, even if Li Wangye and the other two joined forces, they still wouldn’t be able to stop Xiao Wangqing. Li Wangye was crystal clear about this as he had just experienced the fearsomeness of Xiao Wangqing.
This was Xiao Wangqing’s motive in fighting Li Wangye earlier, so that he could negotiate with him properly.