Chapter 1027: Banquet
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Night had descended.
On the carriage, Fan Fei Qi and Xue Ying were both seated next to each other. Other protectors and servants stood by the side. Xue Ying merely brought Magic Servant Zi Bai with him.
“Junior Disciple Brother Xue Ying, we have arrived.” Fan Fei Qi pointed ahead.
‘The Fan Clan is indeed powerful.’ Xue Ying looked afar. The mansion in the distance was huge and spanned across the horizon, ‘The official residence of the Fan Clan in the Southern Cloud Nation is even bigger than the Ardent Fire Marquisdom.’
The Fan Clan was one of the three great clans from the Summer Wind Ancient Nation.
The two other great clans from the Summer Wind Ancient Nation were more aloof. They disdained other nations, and were not willing to set up branches in other countries! Only the ‘Fan Clan’ crazily permeated its web of power across every single part of the Realm Heart Great Land.
In reality, the ultra-huge clans that could rank in the top ten within the Realm Heart Great Land were all filled with pride and arrogance. That was normal. After all, they were all too powerful and were disdainful of befriending some small little nations! In their opinions, they would instead focus their attention on meditating and cultivation to become even more powerful!
There were very few ultra-huge clans that would be so crazy in permeating their forces throughout the origin world.
‘A clan with the power to suppress the Towering Sky Ancient Nation. If they are willing, they could easily annihilate the entire Southern Cloud Nation. Most likely only the king could escape.’ Xue Ying muttered inwardly.
The Fan Clan…
Was too powerful. He had read through many different books in the Book Repository Realm within the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion, and understood quite a lot on the ‘Fan Clan’.
The Fan Clan represented ‘tyranny’, ‘savage’, ‘ruthless’, and ‘slaughter’. It was the only great clan out of the three within the Summer Wind Ancient Nation that liked waging war outside the nation. Even Southern Cloud King who was an absolute hero of the era had to smile and welcome the Fan Clan politely.
Many genius talents were willing to join the Fan Clan and become their honored guests. They would thus be loyal and fight for the Fan Clan!
Within the towering and luxurious palace hall.
It was already filled with many cultivators. They were scattered around talking to each other. A tall and plump male sat on the head position.
“Big Brother Tian Chong.” Fan Fei Qi loudly shouted the moment she entered, “My Junior Disciple Brother Xue Ying has arrived.”
Fan Tian Chong sat there smiling at Xue Ying. He said with a loud voice and a smile: “Prince Xue Ying, I’ve long heard of an era transcendent emerging from the Southern Cloud Nation. If you respect me, you can just call me Big Brother Tian Chong. That’ll be fine. Come! Hurry up and go to your seat. In a while, the ‘Flying Lip Beast Banquet’ will start. The meat from the Flying Lip Beast will be eaten as it is made. The moment we delay a little, its taste would deteriorate.”
“Many thanks, Big Brother Tian Chong.” Xue Ying bowed humbly.
Since the other party was polite, Xue Ying would not hesitate to reciprocate.
He was clear…
Fan Tian Chong was the chief manager of the Fan Clan’s branch in Southern Cloud Nation. Being the highest commander here, he had reached the Primal Chaos tenth level power, and could fight against Cosmos Gods! More importantly, he could mobilize a vast power belonging to the Fan Clan. If one said that the ‘Southern Cloud King’ was unquestionably the strongest power in the Southern Cloud Nation, the Fan Clan would be ranked second.
Fan Tian Chong was vaguely known to be the second person in power within the entire Southern Cloud Nation.
‘Fan Tian Chong cultivates the “Sky-Rending Great Magic Sutra” which is kept confidential within the Fan Clan. He has endless power, and his body is so strong that it matches a secret treasure weapon.’ Xue Ying sighed inwardly. According to the intelligence which he gathered, the fleshy body of Fan Tian Chong was one level higher than that of reaching the tenth level great perfection in “Southern Cloud Sacred Body”. It’s a pity this “Sky-Rending Great Magic Sutra” was kept confidential within the Fan Clan out of reach from the public.
‘He is powerful, and according to rumors, he is the favorite disciple of ‘Sky-Rending Great Paragon’. That was why he could take charge of a slightly more important country like the Southern Cloud Nation.’ Xue Ying thought.
The hall was filled with loud and bright touches of laughter. Those who participated in the banquet were chatting with each other.
“That is also because of that old fool from the Snow Hook Nation. He relied on the fact that he was a Cosmos God, and thus underestimated me who is a Primal Chaos giant. He actually fought against me head-on, and that was why I could smash him into heavy injuries.” Fan Tian Chong laughed, “It’s a pity that he escaped pretty quick. Otherwise, I might just smash him to death.”
“He is indeed foolish to dare fight against Big Brother Tian Chong. He could blame no one but himself.”
“So what if he is a Cosmos God? Isn’t it the same that he was forced into escape after being beaten by Big Brother Tian Chong?”
“That madman from the Snow Hook Nation is also seeking for death. He only knows how to disrupt our affair.”
There was quite a few cultivators present that liked boasting.
Fan Tian Chong sneered: “Snow Hook Nation? Of the Black Devil Four Nations, the Snow Hook Nation always overestimates their capabilities. They keep going against my Summer Wind Ancient Nation and set themselves against my Fan Clan! Hmph, there would be one day when we give them a severe lesson.”
Fan Tian Chong suddenly revealed a grin. He looked towards the distance.
An enormous cooking cauldron was being carried out currently. Within this cooking cauldron, there was a mutated beast within that was about to be cooked. The main chef himself was cutting the meat and was sending out several other accompanying beverages together with it.
“Quickly come and have a taste. Prince Xue Ying, this is your first time coming to my place. This Flying Lip Beast is what I liked to eat the most. It’s a pity that capturing it is too hard.” Fan Tian Chong grinned, “Almost half the Flying Lip Beasts discovered in the Black Devil Four Nations had landed up over here with me, but I can only occasionally enjoy it.”
Saying that Fan Tian Chong waved his hand, sending the first plate of Flying Lip Beast meat that was cut over to where Xue Ying was.
Even though there were quite a few guests present here today, this banquet had been prepared primarily to welcome Xue Ying! As this was Xue Ying’s first time here, even though Fan Tian Chong had the highest status, he remained delighted in befriending those with potential. In his opinion, it should be fine for Xue Ying to reach the ninth level with his potential.
As for the tenth level?
That was too difficult to say! Just speaking from the difficulty of cultivation alone, it was similar to creating a ninth level move at the Primal Chaos realm by the cultivator himself. Furthermore, it had to be accompanied by some secret technique and a secret treasure accompanying this technique, before one could unleash a tenth level power.
“Many thanks, Big Brother Tian Chong.” Xue Ying received the plate.
The banquet proceeded.
There were also music and performances by the side. As everyone chatted, Fan Tian Chong would also occasionally speak with Xue Ying.
“Prince Xue Ying, I’ve heard that you have already reached the God Yuan Palace sixth level strength. I am also at the God Yuan Palace sixth level strength. How do you think of exchanging moves with me?” A teenaged protector standing beside a guest announced.
“How audacious! Do you think this is a place for you to shout?” That guest who sat there enjoying the Flying Lip Beast meat turned sullen at that instant as he roared.
Fan Tian Chong merely laughed: “Brother Pang Bo, today is a happy day, and it is always exciting to have some fights. It is now whether Prince Xue Ying is interested in it or not?”
Xue Ying understood as he listened.
This challenge should be arranged by Fan Tian Chong. He wanted to understand if Xue Ying’s strength was real or fake.
“Those who dare to challenge others here should have the power to hold his words up. But still, it will only make things interesting to fight in front of the fellow cultivators here.” Xue Ying stood and said with a smile. Magic Servant Zi Bai transmitted by his side: “Prince, I’ve observed that cultivator. He should specialize in the blade technique. Blade techniques are usually savage and ruthless, so prince must remember to be careful.”
Xue Ying merely smiled.
His eye of discerning was so much more profound than Magic Servant Zi Bai. With a step, he arrived at the center of the hall.
“Good.” Fan Tian Chong and others roared in excitement as they spectated from the side.
“Prince Xue Ying, you must be careful.” That teenaged protector also took a step to reach the center of the hall enthusiastically. He stood facing Xue Ying.
“Go on and make your move.” Xue Ying announced.
“Aren’t you using a weapon?” The teenaged protector asked.
“I temporarily do not plan on using one. But if you are able to force me to use my weapon, I’ll naturally use it.” Xue Ying said.
The pupils of the teenaged protector dilated. He was actually a named disciple under the honored guest of Fan Clan, ‘Pang Bo’. As his strength was apt, Pang Bo had chosen him to challenge Prince Xue Ying this time.
This was also a rare chance for him to display his power in front of the Fan Clan who was part of the higher society within the Southern Cloud.
“Receive my move.” The teenaged protector shouted.
His figure flashed. He formed a blood afterimage as he leaped towards Xue Ying. Within that blood afterimage, a blood-colored blade light could be seen.
“Brother Pang Bo, this young fellow has cultivated to quite an amazing stage in your Blood Shadow Blade.”
The guests present chatted and praised.
Xue Ying remained standing at his original position. He extended his finger and tapped out in space. That blade light immediately froze. Xue Ying’s finger had coincidentally tapped on the sharpest point of the blade, and also the convergence of all the force. “Hong~” A ringing sound could be heard as the blade was forced to vibrate. In the end, that teenaged protector flew back from the impact out of his control.
‘How can this be? How could he coincidentally tap at the strongest point in my shadow blade technique?’ The teenaged protector felt startled in his heart, ‘Impossible. It must be luck.’
The shadow blade was known for being unpredictable. Being an expert at the God Yuan Palace sixth level, he did not dare believe that his opponent could easily break apart the illusion of his blade technique.
The teenaged protector once again charged forward after forming images. This time, his figure moved in an even more unpredictable motion, and the blade light let out a greater whistling sound. It drove like a wave, and many blade lights came continuously–it felt illusory.
Xue Ying remained at his original position. When the blade light converged on him, he merely tapped out with a finger yet again.