Chapter 441: Fury
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
The Second Prince had brought over the top top ten rankers from the ranking battle as guests and was generally known for his good reputation and wide-spread connections. How could he, having operated for long, allow a guest he had invited to his banquet have something happen to them? Be it the excessive matter of Xue Ying’s wife being forcibly snatched aware, or both husband and wife being forced to disclose matters about themselves, would he, a prince, let such events just pass their course?
Should such news be spread about, what would the other experts of the ranking battle think of him?
What of the top ten rankers from past generations of the ranking battles—how would they see him then?
Would the Second Prince, who had always delighted in roping in other people’s hearts, let a madman destroy his reputation? His previous act of trying to calm General Ying down was merely done since he thought Xue Ying had fallen into a rough spot, and he was planning to wait for a more apt moment to actually step in. His plan was to gain Xue Ying’s gratitude.
All of these were facts that Xue Ying was certain of.
On top of that, both he and his wife were merely avatars sent to the Deity world! Would they really accept any bullshit and humiliation from random people? He was merely offering some respect for the other party’s reputation. If he decided that General Ying was no longer worth his respect, of course he would treat him like no more than some trash on the roadside!
Would it even matter if he fell out with him and turned to hostilities? Would the Venomous Ying World Deity herself dare to come out just to kill him?
“That’s grand. Do you think you’ve formed some brilliant scheme?” The silver-robed General Ying stared at Xue Ying. “You believe that, as a Realm Lord, your prospects for the future are immeasurable, don’t you? And what does your future have to do with me? My True Deity Heart is already on the brink of collapse; why would I be afraid of you?”
“You aren’t afraid of me.” Xue Ying nodded. “But I’ve no reason to fear you either.”
“Good! Very good!”
General Ying glanced at the particles flowing all around him. The entire palace was being suppressed so that his subordinate could not act. The sight of it turned him even crazier. He looked up at the Second Prince. “Second Prince, are you truly thinking of stopping me?”
“Old Brother Ying, is there really a need to go this far? A few more steps, and this matter, since it concerns the Myriad Flower Feast, will have to be reported to His Majesty.” The Second Prince shook his head. “I’m doing this for your sake also.”
The whole situation of being suppressed through force while being told it was for his own good left General Ying speechless.
In truth, the Second Prince did not think much of a madman like him, but he was still worried about his banquet!
He could not possibly let this crazy person ruin this occasion!
General Ying gritted his teeth, turning to look at Xue Ying. “Dong Bo, just you wait. You’ll see upon leaving this palace hall that I have my own ways of dealing with you,” he said as his eyes turned red.
He truly was holding back a bellyful of fury! To have been slapped so many times in front of everyone… In the past, he was the one who would be so arrogant as to casually step down upon others. When had he ever been slapped like this before? Not even the Second Prince himself would be so daring as to humiliate him like this! He had been quite mad from the start, and after he was humiliated, his mental state only worsened.
“Aunt, aunt, I am truly turning crazy. I’m being bullied and humiliated!” General Ying immediately transmitted a message to his aunt. After all, his father was still over at the Bloodshed God Palace where he was doing his job as one of the Bloodshed God Emperor’s guards.
The Venomous Ying World Deity was staying over at the Long Shi Clan. At the moment, she could be seen resting on a couch inside of a courtyard. Even her black, enormous tail was out in the open, seeing how she saw no need to hide her true self when she was alone.
After all, she wasn’t a human.
And it wasn’t just her. Her elder brother and General Ying himself—none of them were human. Instead, they were all of a different race from the Deity world. With their low rate of reproduction and similarly poor comprehension ability, their race had only ever seen her brother and she becoming famous. Her elder brother only had two children, and neither was able to break through the Deity realm and become a World Deity. Overall, their Deity realm comprehension was simply not high enough. After a very long time, they might not necessarily be killed, but they would die nonetheless after proving unable to hold onto their true hearts.
“Mn?” The expression on the Venomous Ying World Deity’s face suddenly changed, and a hint of unbridled savagery appeared in her eyes. “That Dong Bo is so daring!”
She immediately disappeared from the courtyard.
Back in the palace, the banquet continued under normal terms after the Second Prince defused the situation.
“Xue Ying, that General Ying is completely mad. Don’t you think he’ll attack us on our way back home from the banquet?” Jing Qiu transmitted over.
Xue Ying replied, “Don’t worry, Jing Qiu. If General Ying had not uttered such ruthless words, things might have been a bit troublesome, but seeing how he dared say such things, we will certainly be safe on our trip back. The Second Prince won’t have any choice but to protect us.”
Jing Qiu lightly nodded.
The silver-robed teenager, General Ying, had taken to drinking wine with his head lowered. Only once in a while would he look up with eyes red from anger.
Ai. Xue Ying sighed inwardly.
He clearly didn’t like the man, but he did feel pity for him.
Even a more unbridled person, such as the Young Master of the Soaring Cloud Lake, would not be so rampant as to act against Xue Ying during a banquet of this level and with an understanding of his identity.
General Ying was, undoubtedly, a spoiled brat, but anyone able to become a Deity would still have some degree of rationality!
Unfortunately, any person whose True Deity Heart was crumbling would fall into such a state of madness and lose all signs of rationality. They would act without any mind for consequences! How could it be possible to discuss anything rational with a madman on the verge of death?
“Who!” A roar reverberated from outside the palace. Hong! A terrifying aura followed, rushing fiercely inside.
The aura sent everyone present trembling down to their bones. It was ancient and extremely vile. A yellow-robed woman then entered the hall, her eyes so frightfully cold as she swept across the area. Seated high above, the Second Prince was astonished for a second but then hurriedly stood up. “Senior Venomous Ying.”
As she moved, a vile, black aura revolved around the yellow-robed figure. She had slit pupils, and her eyes made her seem like an lifeform incapable of feeling emotion.
Guest and host alike of the banquet felt jittery.
This was the Venomous Ying World Deity—the famous Venomous Ying World Deity in flesh! Her reputation started building up after she poisoned a stage four World Deity by the name of Pu Zhang, which left him suffering to such a degree than he was unable to continue chasing after her. Her achievements relating to hex poison were many and deep, ranked at the very top in the entire Calm Sea Prefecture. After all, she was at the level where she could cause even a stage four World Deity to suffer!
“Dong Bo, is it?” The Venomous Ying World Deity’s gaze landed on Xue Ying.
“Senior Venomous Ying…” The Second Prince began.
“Shut up!” she coldly rebutted.
The Second Prince felt himself fall into an awkward position.
Xue Ying immediately understood that, from that point on, he could no longer rely on the Second Prince.
It was only normal. He had acquired all his influence using his father’s might and through his many friends.
Meanwhile, the Venomous Ying World Deity was depending on her personal power alone! Her incredibly high combat power allowed her to disregard all else.
“I am Dong Bo.” Xue Ying stood up. “I offer my greetings to the Venomous Ying World Deity.”
“You can start begging for mercy, but it won’t do you any good.” The yellow-robed woman’s slit eyes swept to look at Xue Ying’s wife who stood beside him. “Your wife truly is beautiful. It’s no wonder she was able to garner my nephew’s interest.”
“I have greeted you merely from respect for your combat power and not as a way to plead for mercy,” Xue Ying stated frankly. “As a Realm Lord, I see no need in begging for your mercy.”
The atmosphere froze in an instant, and everyone could feel pressure mounting on them.
“He dared to slap me a dozen times. Not even you or father have beaten me before,” General Ying hollered. “I want to see him plead and let him understand the price of offending me.”
“Don’t worry. Just sit back and watch how your aunt helps you vent your anger,” the Venomous Ying World Deity declared.
“You dared act so brazen in front of me.” The yellow-robed woman sneered. She extended her right hand. A terrifying power congealed before her, which went over to envelop both Xue Ying and his wife.
“I won’t act against you, but I will take your wife in your place.” The yellow-robed woman sneered. “Tell me, what can you do about that? Even if you become the disciple of a powerful existence, what does it matter? My teacher is also a powerful existence!”
Those who could become stage three or four World Deities, even if not originally disciples under powerful existences, could easily join their ranks afterward.
“Senior Venomous Ying…” Seventh Mei Yu could not stop herself from trying to step in from the side.
“Your Highness Mei Yu, this matter does not concern you,” the Venomous Ying World Deity briskly cut her off before glaring at Xue Ying emotionlessly. “Weren’t you very rampant just now? Now that your wife is in my hands, she couldn’t suicide even if she wanted to. I’ll soon bring her over to become my nephew’s plaything!”
Xue Ying’s cold eyes betrayed his endless fury. This time, he was truly angry.
General Ying’s True Deity Heart was on the verge of collapse. It was normal for him to act like a madman, but he had not considered that the Venomous Ying World Deity would shield his shortcomings! As he saw it, she found no need to regard him at all. It only made sense; she was a stage three World Deity, so she could fearless and rampant. Why would she care about a mere Deity like him?
“Venomous Ying World Deity, some things are fine for you to do as you wish, but there are also some actions you’ll never be able to take back afterward.” Xue Ying’s eyes were filled with killing intent.
“Hahaha…you’re such a small thing, yet you still dare be so arrogant in front of me? Who cares that you are a Realm Lord? What level will you even reach in your lifetime?” the Venomous Ying World Deity said satirically. With a wave from her hand, Jing Qiu immediately flew toward her.
By this point, Xue Ying’s eyes were blazing with fury.
He had not been in any rush to reveal his status, but now that the situation devolved to this extent, he had no reservations to invite a powerful existence over!
As a grade one True Meaning Transcendent, he always had the option of inviting a powerful existence to act in his stead! So as to not invite further suspicion, he could request Senior Scarlet Fire with whom he already had some relation to help him! With how close the relationship between Senior Scarlet Fire and the Sacred Master, Crimson Dust was, and him having already saved his wife before, it would not be strange for him to act for him again.
In fact, it was quite easy to invite a powerful existence over.
He only had to shout out his name, and he could immediately begin communicating with him!
Xue Ying was not so anxious at first, but the Venomous Ying World Deity simply forced him to the brink!
“Hahaha… Dong Bo, did you really think you have the qualification to be so arrogant with me?” The silver-robed General Ying raved with madness.
Hua hua hua~
Without warning, countless grains of white sand appeared within the hall, rampantly clumping up to emit a terrifying feeling of suppression on everything inside. It wrapped so easily around Jing Qiu that even the Venomous Ying World Deity’s expression changed greatly as a result. She immediately retreated, and a uniquely-shaped trident appeared in her hands.
The boundless white sand condensed together in the form of a plump man dressed in white robes, his beard pointing upwards at the end.
As he caressed his beard, the plump man sneered at the yellow-robed Venomous Ying World Deity before him. “Venomous Ying, you’re actually quite arrogant, aren’t you?”