Chapter 439: Falling Out
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Xue Ying was already aware that the rich clans would often employ different type of gambling platforms. Other than the most commonly seen one, known as the bloody battle platform’s bloody battle, there were other kinds of betting such as in terms of beauties, or mutated beasts. The type known as the battle of beauty was amongst the more commonly seen ones, and it entailed each side sending out a beautiful woman, with no protective garb of any kind, who would fight using only the weapons they were provided with.
This type of battle would end once either side was injured, so it could already be considered quite ‘benevolent’, by comparison with the bloody battles of the mutated beasts, which would not end until one side killed the other.
“Hahaha, since Old Brother Ying and Old Brother Luan Qi are in such a happy mood, as the host, I will allow everyone to place their bets as well. The rates are 1:2, so anyone can enjoy some casual gambling,” the second prince dismissively said, with an expression that seemed like he was smiling, but at the same time not.
“I’ll place my bet on Old Brother Ying’s side. Last time, he lost quite wretchedly, so I’m sure he’ll be bringing out quite an extraordinary beauty this time around.”
“I’ll still bet on Brother Luan Qi’s side.”
The heirs from the rich clans were already placing their bets. At the same time, Xue Ying and the other nine rankers also joined them in betting, so as to give them face. Naturally, they had a tacit understanding of each other, so they did not bring out huge sums; their bets did not exceed 10,000 Deity crystals each.
Two women walked inside the palace from outside.
One was dressed in white, the other in violet, yet both were barefoot and bereft of any form of armor.
The two women were now facing each other, one now holding onto a sword, the other wielding a scimitar with both hands. They were staring at each other.
“You’ve actually sent Bai Ji again?” The silver-robed teenager, General Ying, laughed. “Big Brother Luan Qi, you know that I’m well aware of Bai Ji’s combat power, yet you would still dare send her out again?”
“You can continue talking once you show me that you have any chance of winning,” Luan Qi replied frankly.
The silver-robed teenager gaze a meaningful look towards the violet-robed woman.
And in response, the violet-robed woman understood that she could not afford to lose this battle! It might have been just a beauty battle which would end as soon as one was injured, but General Ying would never let her off if she were to lose!
The two women finally made their moves. The fluttering white robes of the first spawned a blurrish illusion, and her sword followed an arc through the sky.
At the same time, the violet-robed woman had disappeared nearly instantly, only to reappear next to her opponent. The two immediately took to trading blows in mid-air.
The weapons of the two clashed as they exchanged moves time after time, dodging with any opportunity.
The figures of the two participants in the beauty battle warmed the heart and delighted the eyes!
Formidable, Xue Ying muttered to himself. The combat power of both these girls should definitely be enough to let them pass the starfield selections. However, they are likely quite old already, so they’re no longer qualified to participate in the Myriad Flower Feast.”
Any participant in the Myriad Flower Feast had to be below eleven million years in age!
In truth, most Deities would cultivate really slowly. For instance, the ancestral Deities of the Xia Clan such as the Purple Thunder Emperor, Emperor Yun Hai, or the Scarlet Fire Emperor, were all more than ten million years old. The Deities of the Deity world who truly reached an extremely powerful level would have usually cultivated for more than 50 million years. However, old age would greatly decrease the chances for a cultivator to reach the World Deity realm. The Myriad Flower Feast ultimately sought after experts of incredible potential.
If age wasn’t taken into consideration, the strongest Deity of all might just prove to have lived for more than 100 million years. There would even be a chance of such a person dying from their True Deity Heart crumbling before the Myriad Flower Feast even ended. That would be nothing less than a bad joke!
Another sword light passed through the sky.
When the two figures landed, the violet robe of the woman was now torn, and a huge injury could be seen on her arm. Traces of blood had spread throughout the palace hall. In spite of her injuries rapidly recovering, the woman’s face turned pale. She had lost. She had really lost.
“Trash!” the silver-robed teenager roared, a savage expression on his face.
As she heard that, the violet-robed woman was unable to stop herself from trembling.
“Get yourself over here,” the silver-robed teenager coldly ordered, and the woman immediately rushed over nervously.
“Old Brother Ying, don’t tell me you’re actually about to kill another beauty who lost a battle.” Luan Qi laughed. “That would have been fine on a different occasion, but we’re here today in front of the top ten rankers who are here as guests.”
“It’s not up to you how I manage my own business.” General Ying sneered.
Luan Qi frowned, but then simply let out a laugh of satire, not saying anything else after that.
“Haha, it’s Old Brother Luan Qi’s victory. There were quite a few people who placed bets on on Old Brother Luan Qi. It seems that, as the banker, I’ve incurred some heavy losses this time.” Not moving from his seat above, the second prince instead sent down orders for the Deity crystals to be brought out and distributed to the winners. Xue Ying himself had also placed his bet on Luan Qi. He felt that, as a World Deity, Luan Qi would have a greater chance to win such deals, and that proved to be correct. He earned a bit through this deal—10,000 Deity crystals.
General Ying grabbed the violet-robed woman who was kneeling by his side and forced her to help pour wine and serve him during the banquet.
The songs and dances resumed, some rarely seen lifeforms even having come out to perform. Overall, the banquet was bustling with activity.
General Ying was being rather silent; he was bummed out after losing the bet. Eventually, his vision landed on the opposite side of the room where Xue Ying was located alongside Jing Qiu. She was laughing and chatting alongside her husband.
Why is it that, no matter how I try to cultivate, it proves useless, yet he can cultivate for only 2,000 over years and become so powerful? He’ll even geto to become a World Deity with ease! Even his woman is so beautiful. General Ying’s eyes were filled with coldness.
“Haha… Brother Dong Bo,” General Ying suddenly mouthed.
Back in his seat on the opposite side, Xue Ying was initially startled. He then looked back and replied with a smile, “General Ying.”
“Brother Dong Bo, I’ve witnessed you act before, and I feel some affinity towards you. You may have this beauty.” General Ying waved his hand. The violet-robed woman was momentarily startled, yet he only glanced at her. “Your life will be in Brother Dong Bo’s hands in the future.”
As soon as she heard that, the mood of the violet-robed woman immediately brightened, and she turned happy. She had been afraid that General Ying would just sentence her to death.
Xue Ying couldn’t comprehend the situation. “General Ying, what is going on?”
“Are you perhaps looking down on me?” The silver-robed General Ying frowned.
“I would not dare,” Xue Ying replied.
“Haha, Brother Dong Bo, since seeing how Old Brother Ying is offering her to you, it would be best if you just accept her.”
“This is just him giving you a beauty. You best receive her.”
The other heirs from the rich clans took to encouraging him.
“I’ll have to thank General Ying, then.” Xue Ying sent a glance to his side. It was not difficult to discern how terrible the outcome would be for the violet-robed woman after her defeat. In that case, he found it fit to just accept her. As he did so, he transmitted over to his wife, “Jing Qiu, she’ll be yours to command in the future.” Jing Qiu smiled back.
At the sight of her smiling, General Ying could not help but squint his eyes.
She was beautiful beyond words.
And her temperament only served to make her beauty even more transcendental!
“Haha. Brother Dong Bo, seeing how I’ve given you a beauty, it would only be fair that you send one back to me, am I correct?” General Ying said. “I think it would be best if you give me the blue-robed woman by your side, alright?”
Xue Ying was stunned at first, but his expression rapidly turned ashen-gray.
At the same time, to his side, Jing Qiu was astonished for a moment, before a fury hard to conceal overtook her.
The atmosphere permeating the entire palace hall turned heavy, and the heirs from the rich clans started to sense that things were about to go awry.
“General Ying, have you perhaps drunk too much?” Xue Ying coldly retorted.
“What, you’re not even willing to hand over a single woman? Are you looking down on me?” A layer of frost was now visible in the eyes of the silver-robed General Ying.
“This woman is my wife.” Xue Ying unknowingly crushed the wine goblet he was holding into pieces. He sent the silver-robed teenager a cold glare, “General Ying, don’t you think you’re taking this too far?”
“Who cares that she’s your wife? Did you not hear me when I told you to hand her over?” General Ying replied with squinted eyes.
A trace of killing intent was now easy to discern in Xue Ying’s eyes.
It was at that precise moment that Luan Qi’s transmission reached Xue Ying’s ears, “Old Brother Dong Bo, Ying Er’s father might be a stage three World Deity, but he is merely an imperial bodyguard under His Majesty. However, his aunt is none other than the famous Venomous Ying World Deity of our Calm Sea Prefecture! He is his father’s sole child, and he’s just a Deity. He has only cultivated for 70 million years so far, but his personality is quite unique; without consuming any more treasures, he’ll find it unable to hold onto his true heart any longer. That is why he’ll go rather crazy every time he goes about conducting business. You’ll find no real worth in going against him head-to-head.”
“Old Brother Dong Bo,” another voice transmitted a different message to him, this one belonging to the second prince. “General Ying’s background is truly huge. He is rapidly nearing the time for his True Deity Heart to crumble, so he has turned rather mad. Even I can no longer handle him nowadays, so don’t go hard against him.”
The two of them transmitted messages over.
“Old Brother Ying, Old Brother Dong Bo took the top rank in the ranking battle, and his relationship with his wife is very deep. I suggest you take a step back this time,” the second prince said from his seat high above.
“Second prince, this matter is between me and Dong Bo. It’s best if you don’t barge in.” General Ying sent a savage glare in Xue Ying’s direction. “Now, are you deaf or what? Did you really not hear what I just said?”
Xue Ying’s right hand went loose, and the fragments of the wine goblet he had just crushed fell onto the table. He then looked at that silver-robed teenager with a grin.
A blue-robed teenager had suddenly appeared right next to General Ying—it was none other than Xue Ying.
Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa! He immediately took to slapping General Ying’s face. The scene of him being slapped a dozen times in a row was like an illusion. In fact, he was slapped so hard that he was sent flying backwards. It was only after a gray-robed old man acted that he stopped in mid-air. The old man was livid, but he was, after all a stage one World Deity, and he did not think there would actually be someone in the palace who would be so daring as to act against his young master. The appearance of the Mirage body had truly been too sudden.
“You…you would dare hit me?” The slaps from before actually forced him to spit out some blood, and his teeth were all absent. Even his head felt dizzy. Even so, General Ying still turned back and to glare at Xue Ying on the other side of the room.
“Your mouth is too dirty!” Xue Ying sneered.