Chapter 1021: Southern Cloud Capital
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Three days later at a location with foggy weather.
Xue Ying was seen enjoying wine by himself in a pavilion next to the lake. A spear was placed on his knees. As the incarnation of Old Mother Ying Shan was currently still in the Ardent Fire City, Xue Ying did not practice in any techniques at all. Instead, he was merely comprehending the profound mysteries from the spear body.
As he enjoyed the wine, the female attendant Yan Yu was constantly refilling it for him.
“Xue Ying.” A voice was heard.
A red-haired male–Marquis Ardent Fire, flew over with a black-robed demonic teenager.
Xue Ying kept his spear and stood up immediately.
“Grandpa Marquis.” Xue Ying greeted. His gaze soon landed on that black-robed demonic teenager. That teenager was currently holding on to a fan fanning himself. His aura was relatively demonic too.
“This one is Magic Servant Blood Rain.” The black-robed demonic teenager kept his fan. He bowed, “Old Mother has bestowed me with the name ‘Ying Shan Zi Bai’. In the future, this one will be Prince’s protector. The day Prince breaks through to the Primal Chaos realm is also the day I return to the ancestral family.”
Xue Ying was startled.
Magic Servant ‘Blood Rain’?
It was rare for fleshy puppets to wield strength at the Primal Chaos realm. There were even fewer with the ability to generate energy. Magic Servant ‘Chao Qing’ was considered to be the lowest graded amongst them and also the cheapest. Nevertheless, it required 50 million cosmos crystals to purchase, though there were quite a few Cosmos Gods who could refine it. But Magic Servant Blood Rain was different. Only the ‘Summer Wind Ancient Nation’ out of the six great ancient nations could refine it. It could maintain an underlying strength of God Yuan Palace seventh level and persist for quite an extended period. During the most crucial moments, it could refine its body to unleash a force at the God Yuan Palace eighth level. After the battle, a massive amount of external materials would be required to restore its energy back.
A magic servant that could unleash power at the God Yuan Palace eighth level… the price to purchase it was quite horrifying–equivalent to about six Chao Qings’ price. Marquis Ardent Fire could not afford this magic servant even if he sold all his belongings. Only Old Mother Ying Shan could afford it, to which she bestowed it with the name Ying Shan Zi Bai.
“I’ll have to trouble Zi Bai in the future.” Xue Ying immediately said.
“It is my honor to be a protector of Prince.” Zi Bai held onto the fan and gave an elegant salute.
“Xue Ying, the old ancestor is afraid that the mastermind of this assassination would not give up just like this. Hence, she sent Zi Bai over.” Marquis Ardent Fire explained.
“The mastermind hasn’t been found?” Xue Ying followed with a question.
“We can only deduce that it should be a devil from the Black Devil Great Lake.” Marquis Ardent Fire shook his head.
Xue Ying felt his heart tightening.
Black Devil Great Lake?
Including the Southern Cloud Nation, the four nations around the lake were known as the Black Devil Four Nations. Why? Precisely because they were located next to the ‘Black Devil Great Lake’, and that location was a famous gathering place for devils across the entire Realm Heart Great Land. Horrifying devils that were placed on the wanted list by the six great ancient nations were mostly hiding in the Black Devil Great Lake.
And since these devils could escape from the six great ancient nations, much less was needed to say about other second-tier nations like Southern Cloud Nation. They had a hard time facing the Black Devil Great Lake. After all, there were more than ten Cosmos Gods that were deduced to be staying within the lake, and included amongst them included those great devils that had once brought disaster to the six great ancient nations.
“A devil from the Black Devil Great Lake has sent someone to assassinate me?” Xue Ying felt puzzled.
“It should be an enemy of my Ying Shan Clan.” Marquis Ardent Fire said, “This cannot be avoided. Over the long years, the Ying Shan Clan had dealings with the devils from the Black Devil Great Lake. Naturally, our Ying Shan Clan would not be willing to be humiliated by them. There were even times when we began a huge massacre of those devils!”
“To have dealings with the devils?” Xue Ying felt puzzled.
Why would the Conferred King families within the Southern Cloud Nation have a deal with the devils?
“You will naturally understand these when you reach the Primal Chaos realm.” Marquis Ardent Fire said, “Alright, let’s not waste any more time. You should hurry to the capital.”
“Okay. I have prepared everything and could set off anytime.” Xue Ying grinned.
At that moment, Zi Bai whipped open his fan and continued fanning himself. He chuckled: “It has been a long time since I last visited the capital.”
Xue Ying brought along the Magic Servant Zi Bai, Tian Yi Zhi, the two Black Stream Cloud Wolves, nine personal guards and a female attendant Yan Yu. Even though his mother Rong Xing Lan asked him to bring more female attendants over, Xue Ying was used to cultivating alone in his previous life. Bringing a female attendant was already the limit of which he did to cope with his mother.
They first proceeded to the teleportation array in Ardent Fire City in the direction of one of the three Great Emperor ranked cities, ‘Chun Yu City’.
Following that, they went to another teleportation array within the Chun Yu City which led them towards the capital!
The space regained its usual calm.
A white-robed handsome young man with a female attendant by his side, a gray-robed old man, a black-robed demonic male fanning himself and two Black Stream Cloud Wolves were looking around with wary. Those wolves were letting out soft growls, and the nine personal guards remained solemn.
“The Southern Cloud Capital” Xue Ying watched on.
The sky was filled with magnificent light beams moving about. The city was so big that one could not see its end.
Being the biggest city in the Southern Cloud Nation, this was a place that Southern Cloud King personally protected. This was also where one of the ten great religions across the entire Realm Heart Great Land, ‘Southern Cloud Sacred Religion’, was located. The Southern Cloud Capital was even a famous place across the entire Realm Heart Great Land. Over here, experts from other nations could be seen frequently. There were also many organizations from the six great ancient nations opening branches in this city.
As for the cultivators who came to join the headquarters of the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion, their number was shocking.
‘This Southern Cloud Capital feels more powerful and stable by ten to a hundred times as compared to one of the holy grounds in the Primal Chaos Void, ‘Blade Emperor City.’ Xue Ying was inwardly shocked.
It was inevitable. The Realm Heart Great Land had too many Cosmos Gods, which led to a more profound stage of research on arrays. It was highly probable for experts who had surpassed Ancestor Sorcerer in the attainments of Arrays to exist here. Furthermore, the ‘Southern Cloud King’ was the head for one of the top ten great religions. He was considered very rich when compared to his peers. Hence, he could easily afford several powerful arrays.
The Southern Cloud King had quite an intimidating strength. Few could compete with him when he was in the Southern Cloud Capital.
“Prince, our Ying Shan Clan also has a courtyard here.” Magic Servant Zi Bai chuckled, “We should go there first for a respite. Old Mother has already sent someone to arrange for your matter at the headquarters of Southern Cloud Sacred Religion. Prince can visit the headquarters after that.”
“Alright.” Xue Ying nodded.
Southern Cloud Capital, Ying Shan Courtyard.
There were many Ying Shan Clan disciples here. Some came to cultivate, and some were responsible for businesses. But when Xue Ying came, he naturally became the person with the highest status within the Ying Shan Courtyard.
“It is that Prince Xue Ying.”
“He has come to the capital.”
Even though three ancestral family elders were presiding over this place, Xue Ying had Magic Servant Zi Bai as his personal protector, so the three elders naturally had to lower their heads. They did not mind too since this Prince Xue Ying was destined to become a Conferred Marquis at the Primal Chaos realm.
They held a welcome reception for Xue Ying and enthusiastically received him.
“Prince Xue Ying, this isn’t the Ying Shan City, and neither is it the Ardent Fire City. There are as many experts as there are clouds, and many even have great statuses. For instance, there are disciples from the royal family, or geniuses from Emperor ranked clans. But you should pay more attention to disciples coming from huge clans of the six great ancient nations, and disciples from the royal families of the six great ancient nations. They are people even the most domineering crown prince of our Southern Cloud Nation could not afford to offend.”
“Yes, Prince Xue Ying, it is better to remain low profile here.”
The ancestral family elders and some disciples were advising him.
Xue Ying sighed inwardly after hearing it.
Magic Servant Zi Bai continued fanning himself while nonchalantly saying: “Prince, there is no need to be overly worried. Old Mother has made me bring along a Southern Cloud Sacred Token! As long as you don’t take the initiative to offend someone, there is no need for you to care about even disciples from the six great ancient nations. Actually, there are differing statuses amongst the disciples from the six great ancient nations too, and few could actually force us to take a step back.”
“Southern Cloud Order Token?” The three ancestral family elders were astonished.
The Southern Cloud Order Token was bestowed by the king himself. Old Mother Ying Shan only had one single token herself. Naturally, with her strength, this sacred token was merely for show. Only when it was with Xue Ying could it display its protective effect.
“Old Mother really favors upon Prince Xue Ying.” The three ancestral family elders and other disciples could not help but feel envy for him.
Xue Ying wasn’t also a cultivation maniac who knew nothing but cultivation. He would never offend a huge enemy for no reason. On the second day after he arrived at the capital, he left for the ‘Treasured Goods Market’.
There was a Treasured Goods Market in any city across the origin world.
The Southern Cloud Capital was even a famous big city within the Realm Heart Great Land. Hence, the Treasured Goods Market here was even more flourishing than that in the Ardent Fire City. Furthermore, one could feel the splendor of treasures despite being quite a distance away from the market. There were shops opened by the royal family, and even by disciples from huge clans of the six great ancient nations.
There were all sorts of treasures here, so many that they could not be counted.
“This is spectacular!”
Xue Ying visited many places. This was truly an eye-opening experience for him!
While walking on the street, Xue Ying suddenly frowned. Flipping his hand, a spear appeared. He could feel the faint feeling of a struggle coming from the spear body. It seemed something was attracting it, ‘What is attracting it?’
At the next moment, Xue Ying had an idea.
He sped off in that direction. Those following behind him, Magic Servant Zi Bai, Tian Yi Zhi, and others felt bewildered, though they followed closely behind.
‘It is there!’ Xue Ying soon found a shop with a sharp hemispherical roof. Xue Ying’s gaze crossed through the void obstacle and soon saw a particular object floating on the third floor amongst 12 treasures. That was a spearhead.