Chapter 601: The Decision of Forefather Golden Firmament
Chapter 601: The Decision of Forefather Golden Firmament Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Xue Ying poured some wine then brought it in front of Forefather Golden Firmament. “How about we grab a drink first. This wine is one of the specialties from my hometown, the Xia Clan world, and its name is Hundred Fruit Wine. It is brewed with utmost care, and has an unique flavour.”
Forefather Golden Firmament eventually took up cup of wine and drank a mouthful. “It’s rather ordinary, but it indeed has a taste unique to the material realm.”
Xue Ying continued with a laugh, “Forefather, did you not ask whether I would wish to avenge my wife? Haha, if I, Dong Bo Xue Ying, had my teacher’s combat power, I really might have just exterminated you in a fit of anger!”
“Oh?” Forefather Golden Firmament noticed his expression visibly sink.
“However, I unfortunately do not possess such combat power.” Xue Ying chuckled. “Forefather, your being in a bad mood is very understandable, but if you were to think this matter through, I’m sure you would become aware that my wife is purely innocent. She had no intention to go against forefather back then, and did not dare fight you. It’s a pity that we can’t go back in time to save her from being forced to reincarnate…”
Forefather Golden Firmament listened on with a sunken expression.
He had to acknowledge that, from Jing Qiu’s perspective, she was indeed wronged. She had essentially been forced onto a path of no return, and eventually had to choose a path equivalent to death—reincarnation!
“Do you think that I, Dong Bo Xue Ying, am not angry? That I would have forgotten this enmity? Forefather, would you believe that to be true?” Xue Ying looked at Forefather Golden Firmament.
“Go ahead and act out your vengeance, then.” Forefather Golden Firmament sneered. “Though I’m afraid you don’t have the necessary combat power.”
“My wife has reincarnated successfully, and it was that which brought her close to me. From a different perspective, this could be my fate with her, and karma with you.” Xue Ying chuckled. “Neither of us has the means to deal with the other, so why not just take a step back? This enmity can be resolved now. Forefather, in the future, you are not to deal with any of the people from my Monarch Residence. Of course, fro the same reason, I will also take a step back and forego any attempts to deal with you.”
Forefather Golden Firmament frowned. “Oh? And what if I don’t want to take a step back?”
Xue Ying continued pouring wine into the cups as he indifferently replied, “The only outcome would be the two of us becoming enemies!”
While he seemed indifferent on the surface, his tone also had a cold sharpness.
Xue Ying would not be afraid of handling matters!
In terms of combat power, he was slightly above Forefather Golden Firmament.
In terms of background, his teacher, the Bloodshed God Emperor, was ranked first on the Cosmos Deity-Demon List, which meant he was much stronger than Pang Yi. Furthermore, the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master owed him a huge favor, while Paragon Huo Cheng was his life-and-death brother. Even if the forefather wished for them to become enemies, Xue Ying had no reason to fear him.
“Come.” Xue Ying finished pouring the wine and pushed another cup towards Forefather Golden Firmament. “As we drink this wine, let us resolve our enmity and stop tangling in each other’s business.”
Forefather Golden Firmament looked at Xue Ying, who stared straight back.
“Hahaha…” Forefather Golden Firmament finally let out a laugh. “Alright! The only thing I can say now is that the Mysterious Star Sword Lady has indeed found a good husband after reincarnating!” Having said these words, he raised his cup of wine.
Xue Ying also revealed a grin and picked up his own cup.
The two then drank at the same time.
“Since this matter is concluded, I’ll be taking my leave first.” Forefather Golden Firmament stood up.
“My wife has already gained some understanding towards the Heart Sword Diagram relic. Once her comprehension reaches a sufficiently high level, she will naturally pass the part she understood over to you, forefather,” Xue Ying said, then stood up.
Hearing these words, Forefather Golden Firmament looked towards Xue Ying then nodded. “Alright. At that point, I’ll also be sending back some of the parts I’ve comprehended related to the Heart Sword Diagram.”
And with these final words, Forefather Golden Firmament turned around and left.
Xue Ying looked on in silence, revealing a slight smile.
He was clear that both parties had their own reservations.
The other party feared Xue Ying’s combat power. If they truly were to have an acrimonious falling out, they would have to consider that, with Xue Ying’s rate of improvement, he would eventually become a paragon. On top of that, he was a member of the Destruction Legion. By then, Forefather Golden Firmament’s days would certainly not be good. After all, Xue Ying was already comparable to him, yet how long had he even cultivated? Such characters were not to be made enemies with.
But Xue Ying also felt some fear.
He was afraid that a calamity might fall upon Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao. He was unable to kill Forefather Golden Firmament, and had no methods of dealing with him either. After all, not even paragons would necessarily be able to kill Forefather Golden Firmament. His fleeing techniques were too formidable!
Both parties had their reservations, and this was the main reason why they decided to resolve the matter peacefully.
In any case, Forefather Golden Firmament was a lifeform originating in the Deity world, and a savage by nature. By not giving him space to step down, his temper would naturally lead to them falling out entirely. As such, Xue Ying kept mentioning how Jing Qiu was the most wronged person in the matter, and that he himself had already taken a huge step back. As a result, the forefather was able to somehow accept this resolution.
‘His fleeing techniques are very formidable, and his background is also solid. There was no reason for us to continue this enmity anyway. After all, if he were to ever become truly mad, it would have been a true headache.’ Xue Ying slightly nodded. They had not signed any oaths. At their level, oaths are heavily emphasized, and the two sides were not too willing to become enemies with each other regardless. Naturally, if some absolutely outstanding treasure were to appear, they would simply fall out in spite of previous arrangements.
There existed treasures which could cause even the Temporal Island Lord, Empress Qian He and the Myriad God Palace Head to fall out with and scheme against Ruler Ni Luo and the Bloodshed God Emperor.
Xue Ying went over to the courtyard where his Eldest Disciple Brother Hui Ming and Forefather Scarlet Flame were.
On his way there…
“Master.” A male and female pair of cultivators rushed over respectfully. The man was tall and thin, and his face was pale white, while the woman had an enchanting aura and red hair.
“White Bone, Xue Man, what’s the matter?” Xue Ying looked at the two. The man was the treasure spirit of the Cultivation Eden he obtained from the Howling Devil Cult Leader after he killed him. Xue Ying gave him the name ‘White Bone’. The enchanting red-haired girl was the transformed appearance of the Blood-Creeping Flower. Since Xue Ying’s combat power had greatly increased, he also gained access to a larger number of treasures. As a result, he was able to spend a larger amount of resources on his loyal Blood-Creeping Flower. Considering how many treasures Xue Ying had, he was easily able to give the Blood-Creeping Flower a chance to transform once again and reach the World Deity stage. The current Blood-Creeping Flower would likely reach the level of the Sky-Reaching Vine before long. Wanting to become even stronger than that? That would be too difficult.
Xue Man obediently brought out a scroll using both her hands. “Master, this is the list of gifts provided by your guests.”
“Oh?” Xue Ying extended his hand to receive it.
The ones in charge of accepting gifts were primary White Bone and Xue Man who would place them directly within the Cultivation Eden as soon as they received them. This was the same Cultivation Eden which Xue Ying carried on his person at all times. Only its treasure spirit, White Bone, could move treasures inside.
Even though he had received many gifts, he had yet to check through them, so Xue Ying had asked White Bone and Xue Man to list down who gave which gifts.
After all, the value of any gift he received would be the main factor for determining how much he would have to give back if a sender ever invited him over.
“Hua.” He opened the scroll.
This scroll contained detailed records including the names of Monarch Green, Paragon Huo Cheng, the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master and everyone else, as well as their gifts. Naturally, the gift received from the Black Bird Uncle Master, the Black Feather, was on Xue Ying’s person and was therefore not recorded.
Upon seeing everything recorded on the scroll, Xue Ying let out a laugh.
It was quite interesting.
For instance, Monarch Green’s gift was written down as a palm-sized sculpture invisible to the naked eye, while the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master’s gift which was a round plate adorned with a certain pattern. As for how they should be used or the types of treasures they were? Such things were not recorded. After all, the realm of either the treasure spirit, or the Blood-Creeping Flower was limited. It was sufficient for them to let Xue Ying know of each gift’s sender!
“Eldest Disciple Brother is truly kind.” Xue Ying had yet to properly investigate each gift, but he could easily tell that Monarch Green’s gift was very mystical. It was an item that could not be seen with the naked eye, but could be observed using World Energy or one’s consciousness. It took the shape of a palm-sized humanoid sculpture sitting cross-legged. As soon as he began pondering over its secrets, Xue Ying understood what kind of treasure it was. Naturally, he also began to realize just how conscientious Monarch Green was.