Chapter 1003: Little Prince Xue Ying
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Within the palace hall.
The red-robed male Marquis Ardent Fire sat at the head position. Beside him were the two elders from the ancestral family as well as the elders of the Marquisdom. Naturally, by the tail of the place sat Rong Xing Lan who was embracing her son. Rong Xing Lan was filled with fear and trepidation. After all, this was her first time seated together with Grandpa Marquis and the elders; she could feel her legs turning soft. As for Xue Ying, he could only control his behavior. With his current heart realm, it wasn’t easy to act like a child. It felt awkward.
‘I’ll just bear through this period.’ Xue Ying thought.
“Let that useless fool in.” Marquis Ardent Fire could see with a single glance Ying Shan Lie Hu waiting obediently outside the palace. Even though this son was quite trashy, he was still a child Marquis Ardent Fire had when he was weaker. The marquis had genuine feelings for this child and even personally arranged a marriage for him. The marquis had also allocated many resources to the name of this child. Even though the bloodline of this son was weak, as his father, he hoped to see his son rising one day.
Nevertheless, it’s a pity that this son chose to enjoy life, causing Marquis Ardent Fire to feel slight disappointment for him.
‘Mn, this is that father of mine?’ Xue Ying was able to see that middle-aged man who came in. Facing the atmosphere within the palace hall, the other party unknowingly bent his back slightly.
“Stand there!” Marquis Ardent Fire roared.
Ying Shan Lie Hu did not dare to disobey his father. He stood there obediently without letting out a sound. But he still could not help but turn towards the girl who sat by the edge and the child in her embrace. That child was currently observing him without showing any respect at all.
‘I am his father, yet he dares to stare at me like that? I must teach him a good lesson. No, I can’t win him. He is a Void God at birth!’ Ying Shan Lie Hu felt his heart turning bitter, ‘The Marquisdom would likely arrange a group of protectors and servants that are much stronger than mine for this child of mine.’
‘But he is still a little child. I am ultimately his father. In the future, I will just pamper him more, and we will definitely become closer.’ Ying Shan Lie Hu was planning what to do, ‘The treasures he is bestowed with is surely more than what I get. By then, as long as he let just a slight amount of treasures as much as the gap between his fingers over to me and I would be able to enjoy my life even more.’ If it were earlier on, Ying Shan Lie Hu was still filled with fighting spirit towards cultivation.
But this ambition of his had been eroded by entertainment over the long period, and he no longer was filled with any zeal.
A figure was thrown down within the palace hall. She was the red-robed girl Chan Yu Yan Zhen. Chan Yu Yan Zhen fell down onto the floor gracelessly in the hall. She looked upwards and saw Marquis Ardent Fire who sat high above, and the elders from the ancestral family and elders from the Marquisdom, as well as that lowly woman Rong Xing Lan who currently hugged her child.
“Grandpa Marquis.” Chan Yu Yan Zhen immediately climbed up. She was filled with respect. Even if she was an arrogant person, she had to follow the rules.
“You are quite bold to disobey the rules of the Ying Shan Clan!” Marquis Ardent Fire coldly declared, “You actually dared to poison a pregnant woman of my Ying Shan clan, bringing about a premature birth of the most extraordinary child ever since the creation of Ying Shan Clan by ancestor herself! He was given birth in just 15 years! Since he was a Void God in just 15 years of conception, what do you think he would reach if given sufficient time…”
Not just him, even the two elders from the ancestral family and the surrounding elders from the Marquisdom were looking with fury at Chan Yu Yan Zhen.
When a clan grew stronger, all members within the clan would similarly improve in status! This Chan Yu Yan Zhen, for selfish reasons, had drastically cut down the time the outstanding talented ‘Ying Shan Xue Ying’ had in conception. If Xue Ying were to stay in the womb for several hundred years, his bloodline would become more concentrated, allowing his potential to be even greater. But everything came to naught all because of this venomous madam!
“Poisonous medicinal liquid? Given birth after 15 years?” Ying Shan Lie Hu stared at Chan Yu Yan Zhen with wide eyes.
How could this be?
How could this madam of his be so bold? Even though he, Ying Shan Lie Hu had many women, strictly speaking, he only had a wife—Chan Yu Yan Zhen. This was a marriage which his father discussed for his sake. Even betrothal gifts were given for this wedding, and the marriage ceremony was witnessed by many. Chan Yu Yan Zhen was an aristocratic clan disciple and was also a Unity realm expert. Hence, he would usually be short-breathed when facing his wife.
As for other women? Most of them were snatched over by him. Their statuses were all very low. Those women within the Marquisdom were usually at the lowest ‘sixth grade’, and were of equivalent level with the female servants. Only after they gave birth could their statuses be promoted.
Hence, Ying Shan Lie Hu felt disdained over those girls. They were merely used for him to vent himself on. He did not have any feelings for those women… and they were most likely not as good as Fu’er from the Misty Cloud Pavilion. Fu’er was someone he would frequently pamper.
But back to the topic–his wife actually dared to do such a thing? Ying Shan Lie Hu did not dare believe it.
“No, I did not do it.” Chan Yu Yan Zhen hurriedly retorted, “Grandpa Marquis, please investigate the better clearly. Yan Zhen has always been careful ever since I left the Chan Yu Clan and is married into the Ying Shan Clan, much less disobeying the rules of the clan. The affair over the poisonous medicinal liquid is unrelated to me! It must be someone who sought to eliminate a future genius disciple of my Ying Shan Clan, hence dispatching that Manager Tian before framing me. I am wronged!”
“I reckon Manager Tian is killed by you.” Marquis Ardent Fire looked downwards at Chan Yu Yan Zhen.
“I discovered that a servant like him actually dared to scheme against me. That was why I killed him in indignance.” Chan Yu Yan Zhen hurriedly added. This was the only matter which she had committed that wasn’t clean. After all, the duration of time was too short, and she had to personally act.
“Your hands are quite clean. Those who are related to this matter are either dead or ignorant.” Marquis Ardent Fire looked at Chan Yu Yan Zhen, “And right now, you are still rebutting.”
“There must be someone scheming from the back before framing it on me.” Chan Yu Yan Zhen added.
Marquis Ardent Fire looked coldly at her.
He had already investigated everything that could be done long ago. Even though there was a treasure which could distort time-space, there were experts within the Marquisdom who could disregard the distortion and see through the past. It’s a pity that all lines of evidence had been destroyed. They were either dead or missing. Nevertheless, every single piece of evidence led directly back to Chan Yu Yan Zhen. There was only the matter regarding ‘Manager Tian’ which was done most directly—he was killed directly by Chan Yu Yan Zhen.
If a weak and small disciple emerged, and he did not attract the attention of Marquis Ardent Fire, this matter would have likely been covered. But the one who emerged this time was ‘Ying Shan Xue Ying’, an outstanding talent.
“Fellow elders from the ancestral family.” Marquis Ardent Fire looked at the two elders beside him, “This venomous woman isn’t willing to admit to her crimes. It is fine. I’ll have to trouble the two elders to bring her back to the ancestral family and do a search through her soul.”
“Alright.” The two elders nodded.
Chan Yu Yan Zhen’s expression turned pale.
The tall and thin elder extended his hand, directly wrapping Chan Yu Yan Zhen with an unseen energy and directly kept her into his Eden Treasure.
Ying Shan Lie Hu was looking at everything happening by the side with astonishment. He did not dare speak.
“Xue Ying ah.” Marquis Ardent Fire then turned back towards Xue Ying. He gave him a grin.
Xue Ying immediately jumped down from his mother’s thigh. His voice was clear.
Seeing this chubby little boy, Marquis Ardent Fire felt really pleasant. He chuckled: “I’ll arrange a protector commander for you. He’ll definitely protect you properly.” Saying that, Marquis Ardent Fire looked out of the palace. A gray-robed old man immediately came in.
“This is Tian Yi Zhi, also called Elder Tian. Other than me, he’ll only listen to you.” Marquis Ardent Fire said.
“Prince Xue Ying.” The gray-robed old man smiled with respect.
“Are you powerful?”
The gray-robed old man wasn’t arrogant at all. He had taken entirely on the role as a protector commander.
Marquis Ardent Fire waved his hand, causing two black streams of light to fly out. They landed on the ground before forming two mutated black beasts. The hair on their body was smooth and glossy. Their eyes were blood-red in color. They emitted an aura at the Unity realm: “This pair of animals is known as the ‘Black Stream Cloud Wolf’.”
This pair of Black Stream Cloud Wolves then turned into humans. Both of them bowed simultaneously: “Greetings master.”
After a period when all the arrangements were made.
“Alright, go, go and have a look at the house which I arranged for you all. Also, you must remember to pay the Book Repository Pavilion a visit often. Once you have decided on your path of cultivation, come and inform me.” Marquis Ardent Fire said.
“Yes, Grandpa Marquis.” Xue Ying replied with a bright voice, “Then I’ll go first. Let us set off.”
Saying that, he shouted at his mother before riding off on a Black Stream Cloud Wolf. Elder Tian and the other Black Stream Cloud Wolf followed behind.
“You should go back and properly reflect too.” Only then did Marquis Ardent Fire reprimand Ying Shan Lie Hu. Ying Shan Lie Hu could only obediently acknowledge. He felt helpless in his heart. Coming here, all he got was a reprimand.
The two elders from the ancestral family stood up as well.
“It is time for us to leave. The potential of that little fellow Xue Ying is extraordinary. This time, he is forced to be given birth prematurely, and that is truly heart-breaking. Nevertheless, this represents that he still has an extremely high potential. I’ll inform this matter to the Old Ancestor. By then, she would bestow more precious treasures and could even nurture his bloodline further.” The tall and thin elder said.
“Mn, I’ll properly guide him.” Marquis Ardent Fire nodded.
The Ardent Fire Marquisdom occupied a huge area. It was like a city within a city.
Grandpa Marquis, the elders and also trillions of disciples all lived within this Marquisdom. Inside it, there were many houses, and the residence arranged for Xue Ying was not any worse than those organised for the elders.
This little prince Xue Ying who was adored by many was currently sprinting into the residence barefooted.
There was a large group of servants within the residence, and many protectors protecting the place. His mother Rong Xing Lan and sister Ying Shan Xi Yue had also moved here. This residence was so big that it was bigger than the apartment which Ying Shan Lie Hu and Chan Yu Yan Zhen had previously.
“Go go go, Marquis Grandpa let me visit the Book Repository Pavilion, and mentioned about how big it is. I haven’t pay it a visit yet. Go, go, go!” Xue Ying directly leaped into the sky. He rode on a Black Stream Cloud Wolf, “Let’s go!”
The two Black Stream Cloud Wolves rushed into the sky at that moment. Elder Tian was easily following behind. There was also a nine-man protector team guarding Xue Ying. These nine people were the personal guards of Xue Ying, and they were all at the Unity realm.
As they traveled above the Marquisdom, several other disciples who saw them coming immediately stood aside.
“That is Little Prince Xue Ying.”
“It is he?”
“He is a Void God at birth. Look, even Elder Tian has become his protector.”
Many other discussions were happening afar.
Xue Ying did not care about it. At this moment, he was riding the Black Stream Cloud Wolf in contentment, yet his gaze was stuck on a towering high pavilion in the distance–the Book Repository Pavilion! There were many absolute art scriptures within the Book Repository Pavilion. The requirements of entering the higher level of the pavilion were harsh and demanding, and the number of visits one could have was limited too. As for Xue Ying, he could casually look through all books within the entire Book Repository Pavilion and stay there for however long he wanted.
‘That is my current destination.’ Xue Ying’s inner heart was not as casual as what he displayed on the surface. He attached great importance to this Book Repository Pavilion, ‘By relying on this Book Repository Pavilion, only then can I truly understand the power distribution in the Realm Heart Great Land, and the levels the experts are divided into… only after I thoroughly understand that could I ascertain an appropriate path for me to grow in the future.’
The Black Stream Cloud Wolf directly rushed into the Book Repository Pavilion.
The guards by the Book Repository Pavilion saw someone coming.
“The Black Stream Cloud Wolf? Elder Tian? That should be Little Prince Xue Ying.” The guards by the entrance and even those hidden experts did not dare to obstruct Xue Ying. They merely shouted from afar, “Prince Xue Ying, you may enter. But your protectors aren’t allowed to follow.”