Chapter 597: Opening Feast
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant Cultivators would either meet true love early on in their lives and become husband and wife, fall in love very late in their lives, or even remain alone forever.
After all, once someone genuinely started walking down their path of cultivation, immersing themselves in the laws of the world, they might enter closed-door cultivations for very long periods of time, which meant very few would ever even talk about love. The stronger the expert, the calmer their inner heart was. Some were willing to get entangled in relationships for fear that it would distract them. In any case, they could get as many temporary partners as they wished. As for falling in love? It was rare. Certain situations, however, could cause even cultivators to fall in love—experts who experienced long-term bottlenecks without breaking through would often do so. In such a situation, one’s inner heart would be affected and they might choose to roam the world in search of opportunities…
When faced with issues in their relationships, cultivators might even take the initiative to cut them off. Was it perhaps the case that experiencing relationship issues might lead to an opportunity of breaking through?
In any case, once they immersed themselves in a relationship, it might even transcend life.
“Why did that girl split ways with Yu’er?” Jing Qiu asked.
“It’s because she looked down on him. She felt that Yu’er was not diligent in his cultivation, or that he neglected it. That is why they parted.” Xue Ying laughed.
“It seems this girl had not truly immersed herself in the relationship,” Jing Qiu commented.
“Indeed.” Xue Ying agreed. “But this can also be a good thing for Yu’er. It might help him refine himself.”
This was but a simple set-back in a relationship, much unlike a much heavier obstruction such as a life-and-death parting. Neither Xue Ying nor his wife was too worried about this since their son had already cultivated for so many years and experienced many things. There was no way he would be this weak. They estimated that their son had long since seen beyond the facade, and his getting drunk was just a means of venting the frustration in his heart.
In what felt like the blink of an eye, it was already time for the opening feast.
Many powerful existences had come from all over the place to congratulate Xue Ying. After all, his combat power was already very strong—very close to a Paragon’s, in fact. The world of cultivators was very realistic, so the stronger a person was, the more they would be respected.
A Starfield Flying Ship came flying out of a tunnel in spacetime created in the starry sky. On the deck, this ship stood three figures. The leader was an old man with a roman nose, and to his side were two younger World Deities. These two were none other than Drunk Guest and Jiu She, both of whom had participated in the Myriad Flower Feast alongside Xue Ying. They were now disciples under Yu Gong, a powerful existence.
Yu Gong was the one who brought the two along on his visit.
Drunk Guest had already become a stage two World Deity, while Jiu She was stuck at stage one.
“Monarch Dong Bo has participated in the Myriad Flower Feast together with the two of you,” the roman-nosed old man, Yu Gong, began, “yet he was likely already a grade one True Meaning Transcendent at the time, and he was deliberately hiding his strength. His combat power surpassed mine in what feels like the blink of an eye!”
Jiu She and Drunk Guest were obediently listening to the man as he quipped on and on.
Yu Gong had brought these two disciples along precisely for the sake of getting closer to Xue Ying! After all, it was certain that a large number of powerful existences would be coming out, and without bringing these two disciples over, Yu Gong would only be one of many; Xue Ying would likely not pay any attention to him.
“Alright, let’s go down,” Yu Gong said. A complex sensation washed over Jiu She and Drunk Guest. Jiu She had always been petty-minded, which meant he was now feeling all the more grieved and indignant. He did not receive much attention in Yu Gong’s sect either, and he wasn’t even a personal disciple. If not for him participating in the Myriad Flower Feast alongside Xue Ying, Yu Gong would likely have not brought him over on this occasion. As for Drunk Guest, he only his fighting spirit rise as he realized the gap between him and Xue Ying.
Very soon, they descended all the way to the front entrance of the Monarch Dong Bo Residence. The arrays lining this grand mansion sent out an invisible pressure that was strong enough to leave Jiu She and Drunk Guest short of breath.
The front door opened, and a couple, both with extraordinary auras, walked out alongside a weaker man and woman pair. They were coming out to welcome the guests.
“Hahaha, I’ve long since heard of Monarch Dong Bo’s name, yet the battle over in the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain of the Dark Abyss truly left me stupefied.” Yu Gong brought his two disciples along with a laugh.
Xue Ying recognized both Drunk Guest and Jiu She with a glance.
“Back then, brothers Drunk Guest and Jiu She has both participated in the Myriad Flower Feast alongside me, and you were both ranked in the top three of the Calm Sea Prefecture as well. For you two to be in Yu Gong’s sect right now is no ordinary coincidence,” Xue Ying said. Jing Qiu, Qing Yao, and Dong Bo Yu were slightly bowing to his sides.
“Such is destiny. Hahaha…” Yu Gong said. He felt that an aura surge behind him, and his heart could not help but jolt ever so slightly. He immediately said, “I’ll be going inside first, then. Monarch must be very busy today.”
“Please.” Xue Ying sent Yu Gong and the rest off with his eyes.
He then immediately took the initiative, moving over to welcome his next guest: “Big Brother Huo Cheng.”
“Brother Dong Bo.” The next person in line was none other than Paragon Huo Cheng. Most other powerful existences would bring along two or three of their subordinates, but Paragon Huo Cheng arrived alone. However, his unseen aura had long since left the other powerful existences holding their breaths. He was, after all, an existence ranked in the top twenty across the entire cosmos, Rulers included.
Many powerful existences had come, and Xue Ying was accompanied by his wife and children as he went over to welcome them.
He would speak at least one or two sentences to each of them, and it was not too rare for him to stop for about the time it took to brew a cup of tea in some cases. However, as soon as a new guest arrived, he would naturally end the chat and move over to welcome them.
At this moment—
A plump man accompanied by two female World Deities came walking over. The man’s eyes were deep and unfathomable, his aura extraordinary. This was a powerful existence from the Bloodshed God Palace. In fact, most of the powerful existences who stopped were not dependent on any of the superpowers. There were, after all, no more than twenty powerful existences who belonged to the Bloodshed God Palace.
“Monarch Dong Bo.” The plump man walked over.
“God-Monarch Hunting Wind.” Xue Ying laughed. God-Monarch Hunting Wind was a beast turned powerful existence.
“A huge group of sovereigns from the Dark Abyss attacked you, monarch, while you were by yourself, yet they were still helpless to defeat you. In the end, you were able to fight three of them off by yourself, and even killed one of the powerful existences from the Dark Abyss. Even just thinking of it is making my blood boil.” The plump man praised Xue Ying in a few sentences, followed by some additional words of praise for his wife and children.
Behind this man were the two female World Deities accompanying him, and one of these two was actually the White Blossom World Deity.
The White Blossom World Deity noticed Dong Bo Yu, and Dong Bo Yu naturally noticed her back! He had gained intelligence on many World Deities, so he was able to recognize her from a glance.
‘The White Blossom World Deity? Unless I’m mistaken, Feng Yu is a member of her clan,’ Dong Bo Yu thought.
The White Blossom World Deity was acting relatively reserved.
After all, the current setting was rather extraordinary—even her teacher, God Monarch Hunting Wind, was nothing more than ordinary here. Suddenly, the White Blossom World Deity’s vision focused on Dong Bo Yu.
‘Monarch Dong Bo’s son?’ She was momentarily startled. She lived for a long time over in the White Blossom Planet and had once noticed Dong Bo Yu with a girl from her clan. Even though she had merely swept her gaze once from afar, the memory of any World Deity was simply that powerful! Naturally, she recalled everything. ‘The person courting that Feng Yu lass back then was actually Monarch Dong Bo’s son?’
‘Hahaha, the heavens are looking out for me.’
‘This Feng Yu girl’s fortune must be splendid to have attracted the attention of Monarch Dong Bo’s son.’ The White Blossom World Deity was filled with delight. With how high her status was, she was not aware that Feng Yu had long since broken up with Dong Bo Yu.
In fact, she even sent a smile towards Dong Bo Yu, who couldn’t help but feel somewhat awkward.
All of a sudden—
A savage aura entered through the front door.
The plump man first looked behind him, and then immediately said, “In that case, I’ll be entering now. I wouldn’t wish to disturb Monarch for too long.” He then brought his two female disciples inside.
Xue Ying had already noticed a solitary figure walking in through the front door. This person was wearing golden garb from tip to toe, and even his sharp, savage eyes were the same golden color. He was none other than one of the Fierce Five of the Deity World, Forefather Golden Firmament.
He swept his gaze across until his vision landed on Xue Ying, as well as Jing Qiu who was standing behind him.
“Forefather Golden Firmament.” Xue Ying welcomed him with a smile.
“Monarch Dong Bo. And is this your wife?” Forefather Golden Firmament walked inside, while the corners of his lips morphed his expression into a cold sneer.