Chapter 1001: Fury
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
As the eldest madam, Chan Yu Yan Zhen was doing her best to remove all evidence, within a huge array teleportation inside the Ardent Fire City.
A distorted blackhole-alike maelstrom appeared within the teleportation array. Two figures walked out of it. They were both wearing golden-rimmed black robes and were looking towards the Marquisdom.
“Who would have thought that a Void God child has emerged even in the lineage of Marquis Ardent Fire. This is truly rare.”
“There have only been two such geniuses being born in our Ying Shan clan, and they were both able to reach the Unity realm very quickly. One of them has even reached the Primal Chaos realm, establishing the ‘Nine Dragon Marquisdom’. The other is weaker, though he still reached the God Yuan Palace sixth level.” These two elders that came from the Ying Shan Clan chatted delightfully.
They were quite envious.
Those who were born with such incredible strength meant that they had powerful bloodlines. The stronger their bloodlines, the easier it would be for them to cultivate. Those with weaker and diluted bloodlines… when they checked their own bloodline internally, it was akin to looking at a flower amidst the fog—blurry and vague! And those with a strong bloodline would be able to feel their bloodline easily. The difficulty of cultivation was much easier by a hundred to a thousand time.
The two of them directly teleported away. The Ardent Fire City was too big, and flying was too slow. Both of them were elders sent over by the ancestral family, and one knew how to teleport.
They were able to rush to the Ardent Fire Marquisdom very quickly.
“Two elders of the ancestral family, please come over.” A voice sounded by their ears. The array of Ardent Fire Marquisdom suppressing both elders temporarily withdrew.
“Grandpa Marquis.” The two ancestral family elders immediately teleported over. They knew where to head towards to as that maelstrom light pillar was dazzling, and there was even golden light emanating from that region.
As the two elders of the ancestral family reached, Marquis Ardent Fire, the elders of the Marquisdom, other Ying Shan Clan disciples with sufficiently high statuses, and honored guest experts were watching this scene. The courtyard below was honestly too small, and they could not even descend.
“Fellow elders of the ancestral family that came from afar, please wait momentarily as this child will soon come out.” The red-haired male Marquis Ardent Fire stood by the side with a smile.
Many people had already gathered by the surroundings. They were all people with sufficiently high statuses. Those with lower status did not dare to get close. The eldest madam ‘Chan Yu Yan Zhen’ was also amongst those that were further behind. She was able to see the elders from the ancestral family and Grandpa Marquis watching at that round fleshy body emitting golden light with high expectations. She could not help but grit her teeth: ‘The final evidence must be removed too.’
Her expression turned blank slightly, and her face soon regained its normalcy.
Time passed. It seemed to move really slowly.
At this moment, all the higher-ups within the Ardent Fire Marquisdom were looking downwards with rapt attention. Rong Xing Lan had already regained her wits, and she along with her daughter Ying Shan Xi Yue was looking at the fleshy ball with hope.
“Hua—” The red and round fleshy body suddenly split open. A boy with tender skin and red lips appeared. He was currently wearing skin-tight clothing.
This child emitted an aura that was at the Void God realm.
The next moment, this boy who was barefooted leaped and directly knelt down in front of Rong Xing Lan, stating: “This child greets mother!”
Xue Ying was kneeling down with sincerity and willingness. He was able to sense what had happened outside through the void while still in his mother’s stomach and knew what happened regarding Manager Tian. He was able to see the appearances of both his mother and sister doing their best to save him and also the expression of despair and tears his mother had. Xue Ying could sense that his mother was treating him with greater importance than her own life, and this feeling was mutual. Xue Ying similarly respected and loved his mother.
As for that father of his in this life? Hmph hmph, Xue Ying had been in the stomach for 15 years, yet he had never seen that father of his even once! Xue Ying currently did not recognize his father, much less having feelings for him.
“Good, good.” Rong Xing Lan excitedly pulled her son up. The fleshy little arms melted the heart of Rong Xing Lan. Her face was filled with bliss, and that came from deep her heart.
“Haha… this child is really filial.” An elder from the ancestral family laughed from midair. Marquis Ardent Fire nodded with a smile too. The experts around Marquisdom all began praising him at that moment.
They were not puzzled about Xue Ying’s intelligence.
Even those slightly more ordinary infants from Ying Shan Clan would have stayed in the womb for dozens of years before being born, and their intelligence was extraordinary.
Marquis Ardent Fire announced with a smile: “Rong Xing Lan, have you thought of a name for this child of yours?”
“Not yet.” Rong Xing Lan replied.
Her status was low, and previously, she did not even have the qualifications to name her child. Usually, it would be Ying Shan Lie Hu who named the child.
“I’ll give myself a name.” The child that was in her embrace jumped out. Facing the cultivators standing in midair, he was not afraid at all. Instead, his voice clearly resounded in the surroundings: “Xue Ying!”
“Xue Ying? Ying Shan Xue Ying?” Marquis Ardent Fire chuckled, “This little fellow is quite extraordinary to know that he should give himself a name after coming to birth.”
“His temperament is extraordinary, so naturally, he is different from the commoners.” The tall and thin elder from the ancestral family praised him. Another slightly plump ancestral family elder was also laughing as he brought out a bizarre palm-sized golden bent hook and directly threw it towards Xue Ying, “Little Fellow Ying Shan Xue Ying, the two of us has come under order to pass you this Ying Shan Golden Order.”
The child extended his hand before grabbing that Ying Shan Golden Order. He felt curious and puzzled over it.
“This Ying Shan Golden Order is only given to the most important disciples of my Ying Shan Clan, and it is personally bestowed by the Ancestor herself.” Marquis Ardent Fire smiled, “Those who are bestowed this order talisman will have a status similar to the elders within my Marquisdom. Furthermore, you can also proceed to the ancestral family and peruse through the books within. The ancestral family will also send many treasures to you.”
The people present felt envious as they listened.
The Marquisdom was ultimately too big, and there were many cultivators. Naturally, they were divided into different levels. There were a total of six grades in the Marquisdom.
Most of the servants were practically at the lowest rank, the sixth grade.
Some of ‘madams’ who had never given birth before were also of the lowest sixth grade. As for Rong Xing Lan, because she had given birth to a child before, Ying Shan Xi Yue who was of direct bloodline, the two of them were grade five.
Grade five… was ultimately still a low grade. After all, the head of a servant was already at the grade five rank. The two of them might be higher in class as compared to the ordinary servants, but they did not have any power, and could not control the servants. That was why the female servant disdained them.
Grade four was considered very high amongst servants. For instance, Manager Tian was at grade four.
These classes, grade four to six were considered the lower three grades.
As for those of class grade three to grade one, they were considered the upper three grades! Only those of the upper three grades were qualified to represent the Ardent Fire Marquisdom. And only those of the upper three grades from the Ardent Fire Marquisdom were qualified to say they were ‘aristocratic clan disciples’. Ying Shan Xi Yue who was merely at the True God strength, could only be considered a commoner when she traveled outside and was not qualified to call herself a disciple from an aristocratic clan.
The aristocratic clans had multiplied over the years, and they had many bloodlines. Those who were not outstanding enough could not represent the aristocratic clan.
The disciples from the aristocratic clan had many privileges. These privileges were governed by the laws of the Southern Cloud Nation.
“Ying Shan Golden Order? Grade equivalent to an elder? Furthermore, he has many privileges even in the ancestral family?” Many people were filled with jealousy. The eldest madam Chan Yu Yan Zhen felt even complex. She was a disciple of an aristocratic clan and was personally at the God Yuan Palace fourth level strength. She had also married into the Ying Shan Clan, yet she was only promoted to grade two after working for many years!
She still lacked a grade as compared to this child who was given birth… but this grade was incredibly huge.
Because in the entire Marquisdom, other than Grandpa Marquis, there were only a total of 15 elders! In other words, there were just these 15 elders who were of an equivalent grade in status with this child.
“Rong Xing Lan, you have contributed greatly, and you will be promoted to grade two within the Marquisdom right at this moment.” Marquis Ardent Fire said with a smile. Mothers were respected only when they had powerful sons. This was the rule of the Marquisdom.
“Many thanks, Grandpa Marquis.” Rong Xing Lan felt genuinely excited. In the blink of an eye, she had actually leaped towards heaven? From now on, she would have many servants, and would be protected by a large number of guards whenever she left her house?
A hunchbacked elder then said: “Rong Xing Lan, how long have you been pregnant for?”
“Pregnant for 15 years.” Rong Xing Lan immediately answered. The period of pregnancy for an infant would be recorded, especially for a genius son of heaven like Xue Ying.
“15 years?” Marquis Ardent Fire was shocked.
“Why would it be so short?” The two elders of the ancestral family were puzzled too.
“That’s too short, only for 15 years?” Practically almost all the experts surrounding the place were all startled. This child that was given birth had been so outstanding, and should have stayed in the womb for a long period! That was common knowledge. If Xue Ying remained in the womb for more than 300-400 years, they would not be shocked. Nevertheless, since he stayed for just 15 years, they were all shocked.
“I should not have come out so quickly.” A bright crisp voice was heard.
At that moment, all the gazes landed on Xue Ying. Watching this red-lipped boy who was chubby and barefooted, this child then said with slight indignance: “I had been comfortable in my mother’s stomach, yet I heard someone called Manager Tian who actually forced a poisonous liquid down the mouth of my mother. My mother has tried her best, yet she could not resist. I felt everything that happened in the external world and knew something was amiss. That was why I decided to cut off my connection to the embryo, and had to come out prematurely. If you all do not believe my words, you could investigate this matter. You will surely discover that poison.” Saying that he pointed towards that opened fleshy ball.
“He was forced into birth prematurely?”
Everyone present was greatly startled, especially Marquis Ardent Fire who was ashen-gray. The elders had even reversed time practically at the same time. Even though the time-space was distorted, and they could not see Manager Tian at all, it was precisely this fact that it was interfered… that things were amiss! Furthermore, they were able to ascertain that Xue Ying had indeed been given birth after 15 years!
“Indeed, it has only been 15 years, yet he was able to have such a talent. Under normal circumstances, he might be able to stay in the stomach for a hundred to a thousand years, and his bloodline would be much more concentrated. By then, he could come out at the Unity realm.” All those present felt their hearts trembling. They could not help but grit their teeth.
Come out at the Unity realm?
In the entire Southern Cloud Nation, the number of cultivators who were Unity realm at birth could be counted with one’s finger. They would all be nurtured and protected with full power from the nation. All of them were able to reach the Primal Chaos realm easily and were all extraordinary. There were even as many as two Conferred Kings!
“How audacious!” The tall and thin elder from the ancestral family roared indignantly, “Such a proud son of the heaven coming from my Ying Shan clan is actually forced into the world after just 15 years? Otherwise, this little fellow Ying Shan Xue Ying would have a brighter future! Marquis Ardent Fire, there is actually someone from your Marquisdom that dares to go against the rule of my Ying Shan clan!”
Marquis Ardent Fire felt his rage shooting through the roof as well.
“Where is Ying Shan Lie Hu? Where is that person who is the father?” Marquis Ardent Fire roared. He swept his gaze across the surroundings, yet he could not see his son at all.
“He, he should still be at the Misty Cloud Pavilion.” An old man muttered from the side.
Ying Shan Lie Hu was weak, and would usually loiter around those entertainment parlors. The real elite higher level cultivators disdained from interacting with him. Naturally, none would specially transmit this news that his child was given birth. Hence, the father was still enjoying himself within the Misty Cloud Pavilion, and that was indeed a joke. But he had 300 to 400 children, and Ying Shan Lie Hu did not care about it at all.
“Investigate everything for me, investigate and find out who exactly was the one that acted. Also, capture that useless fool Ying Shan Lie Hu back at this moment.” Marquis Ardent Fire’s voice resounded across the world. None present dared to speak, and even Chan Yu Yan Zhen felt her heart trembling from the scene.