Chapter 1350: The Second Demon Slayer King
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
A glimmer of gold light rose from within the Great Thousand House, and all eyes were focused on the bright golden token amulet. At the end of the token amulet, three dark red fonts emitted a strange pressure.
Demon Slayer King!
The Demon Slayers in the Great Thousand House were all staring at the token amulet with covetous eyes. They looked as if they were about to drool because they knew exactly what the Demon Slayer King symbolized in the Great Thousand Palace.
It was the real upper echelon of the Great Thousand Palace. It was higher than the officials, the elders, and even certain House Masters!
The reason why they had all braved such perilous dangers for so many years was because they wanted to one day upgrade their levels. If they became the Demon Slayer King, they would immediately be elevated! In fact, in the Great Thousand World, the Demon Slayer King of the Great Thousand Palace was no less inferior to those rulers of supreme forces!
“This boy has really become the Demon Slayer King…” Many Demon Slayers were envious, especially those who had been fighting in the Holy Gulf Continent for many years, but were still Middle Rank Demon Slayers.
They remembered clearly that Mu Chen had just made the Demon Slayer Token right before entering the Ancient Holy Gulf. At the moment, the Demon Slayer Token flashed with a gold light, and the Ninth Elder of the Budur Ancient Clan looked grave. A solemn glint flickered in his dark eyes.
“Him? The Demon Slayer King? I heard that there is only one Demon Slayer King, Qin Tian from the Great Thousand Palace. When did a second one pop up?” Mo You asked hoarsely. He had just arrived in the Holy Gulf City and was unaware of the changes on the Demon Slayers Tablet.
“House Master Lu, have you gone mad enough to admit that he’s the Demon Slayer King? Since the creation of the Great Thousand Palace, when has there ever been such a weak king?” Mo Yin’s face was filled with rage. “Are you not afraid that news will spread, causing the Great Thousand Palace’s reputation to be tarnished?”
Hearing Mo Yin’s stern voice, House Master Lu smiled faintly and said, “The Demon Slayer Token can only be enhanced with the help of Extraterritorial Race souls. Since he can be promoted to Demon Slayer King, it naturally shows that he has made enough contributions.”
“He’s just a crafty boy, who got that wisp of Heaven Demon Emperor’s spirit because our clan’s ancestor helped him! He didn’t accomplish it with his own effort!” Hei Guang retorted with a gloomy face.
House Master Lu shook his head and said, “I’m not concerned about how he got the Heaven Demon Emperor’s spirit. All I know is that this way is accepted by the Demon Slayer Token, so he was promoted to Demon Slayer King.”
He then added, “And, in any case, it also shows that a Heavenly Sovereign did fall at his hands. Even if it is only a remnant soul, to completely erase it is a great feat. My Great Thousand Palace was established for the purpose of exterminating the Extraterritorial Race. Now that he has done it, we won’t deny him his due reward.”
As he spoke, he glanced at Hei Guang and Mo Yin, then turned to the Ninth Elder of the Budur Ancient Clan and said slowly. “I have reported this matter to the headquarters, and they have acknowledged it.”
As soon as he said this remark, there was an uproar in the Great Thousand House. Everyone stared at Mu Chen with red eyes. They couldn’t believe that this was the day that the second Demon Slayer King had truly emerged in the Great Thousand Palace! This man’s position in the Great Thousand Palace was outrageous, and even House Master Lu’s rank was now lower than his!
Hei Guang’s and Mo Yin’s expressions turned ugly, while the Ninth Elder looked somber. If the Great Thousand Palace headquarters really recognized Mu Chen as the Demon Slayer King, things could really become tricky.
The Demon Slayer King of Great Thousand Palace had a transcendent rank in the Great Thousand World. So, even if Mu Chen met the Chief Elder of the Budur Ancient Clan, he would be able to meet him on an equal footing.
If they really wanted to seize Mu Chen today, they’d have to turn their backs on the Great Thousand Palace, which would greatly offend them. The consequences would be quite serious.
As the Ninth Elder of the Budur Ancient Clan, Mo You was well aware of the strength of the Great Thousand Palace. In a sense, it was no weaker than their Budur Ancient Clan. However, the purpose of the Great Thousand Palace was to deal with the Extraterritorial Race outside the country. Thus, they had always kept a low profile.
House Master Lu no longer looked at them, but handed the Demon Slayer Token back to Mu Chen, then clasped his fist with a smile. “Holy Gulf Division, Great Thousand House Master Lu Tong pays respects to the Demon Slayer King.”
Mu Chen froze, then immediately replied awkwardly, “House Master Lu, don’t tease me.”
This development was also a little unexpected. He did not think that the Great Thousand Palace headquarters would really recognize him as a Demon Slayer King, since he had gotten it by a stroke of luck.
House Master Lu smiled and said, “The Demon Slayer King of my Great Thousand Palace enjoys a transcendent status, much higher than my rank as Division House Master. So, this title suits you.”
Beside them, Ninth Elder Mo You, Mo Yin, and Hei Guang saw this scene, and their faces grew even uglier. Naturally, they could see that this was what Lu Tong had deliberately done to show them the importance of Mu Chen’s status as the Demon Slayer King.
“What should we do now?” Mo Yin’s gaze flickered as he looked at the Ninth Elder. His mouth moved as his voice was wrapped in spiritual energy and passed into the latter’s ear.
The Ninth Elder was expressionless, and his withered tree-like skin twitched as he finally slowly shook his head.
“Ninth Elder!” Seeing what he meant, Hei Guang could not help but make a noise of protest.
This was the best way to catch Mu Chen. Otherwise, once today’s story was passed back to their clansmen, there would be some trouble. If they wanted to act again, it would no longer be as easy.
The Ninth Elder glared at Hei Guang. Now that Mu Chen had the identity of Demon Slayer King, if they really wanted to seize him, it would make the Great Thousand Palace their enemy publicly, as the Great Thousand Palace would naturally not take things lying down.
The Ninth Elder’s gaze flickered as he looked at Mu Chen, but his countenance was somewhat soft. “Mu Chen,” he said, “You are one of my people of the Budur Ancient Clan. If you can follow us back and hand over the Eight Budur, that contribution might convince Chief Elder to release your mother.”
Upon hearing this, everyone smirked and thought to themselves… This old fogey, seeing that he couldn’t use force, chose to soften his attitude instead!
Mu Chen kept his gaze down, his face remaining impassive. He then said nonchalantly, “I will go to the Budur Ancient Clan sooner or later, but not now.”
After all, he was not a naïve boy that would be easily tricked by the Ninth Elder. If he fell into the hands of the Budur Ancient Clan, not only could he not keep the Eight Budur, but he might be used to blackmail his mother.
When he became a Heavenly Sovereign one day and received the power of self-preservation, he would naturally go to the Budur Ancient Clan!
Seeing that Mu Chen was completely unmoved, the Ninth Elder’s face darkened. “Mu Chen, don’t be ungrateful. Do you really think that, just because you have the identity of Great Thousand Palace Demon Slayer King, our Budur Ancient Clan would not dare to touch you?”
“Try me then!” Mu Chen said expressionlessly.
Although the Ninth Elder was a God Grade Heavenly Sovereign and had a terrifying strength, Mu Chen was not completely without his own means.
At most, he would ask the Martial Ancestor for that favor. He did not believe that, after asking for the Martial Ancestor’s help, the Ninth Elder would still be so bold.
After all, there was no shame in asking for help. In this world, it was also a kind of strength to grasp and seize opportunities.
The Ninth Elder’s face twitched, while his deep eyes glared at Mu Chen and rage boiled in his heart. But, Mu Chen ignored him completely, not even bothering to look at him.
The Ninth Elder’s gaze was dark as he watched Mu Chen. After a long time, he finally took a deep breath and the fury in his eyes dissipated. Raising his brows, he said, “I hope you don’t regret this.”
He then turned to leave. Seeing that the Ninth Elder had backed down, Hei Guang and Mo Yin knew that they could not do anything to Mu Chen. As a result, they also glared at Mu Chen and left.
As they were standing behind them, Xuan Luo’s and Mo Xin’s faces were as black as the bottom of a pot. They had not expected this.
“Da*ned fellow! He sure got lucky!” Xuan Lo exclaimed.
They then looked at each other and grit their teeth. They did not expect that Mu Chen would suddenly become the Demon Slayer King of the Great Thousand Palace and also win the recognition of its headquarters.
But, with that in mind, they also understood that their attempt today to seize Mu Chen and get the Eight Budur from him was a complete failure. From then on, the Eight Budur would belong to Mu Chen. Thinking of this, their hearts were full of anger.
The anger in their hearts welled up as they savagely swept over Mu Chen with two fierce glares. They then turned around to follow the previous retreaters quickly.
Mu Chen, on the other hand, watched them turn and leave with no expression on his face at all. When they were about to walk out of the gate, he finally opened his mouth and said, “One day, I will go to the Budur Ancient Clan and save my mother.”
The Ninth Elder paused as he was about to step out of the gate. He turned his head, and said with a sarcastic smile, “Oh?” Really? I will have the prison cleaned up and prepared for you to live in it.” His voice was full of disdain.
Mu Chen stared at the Ninth Elder with a faint smile and said, “Then, I will personally learn of your abilities.”
“Arrogant child! I will go and await your arrival!” the Ninth Elder shouted, then turned to leave.
Mu Chen looked at his departing figure and smiled. He then thought to himself…
When the time comes, I would let this old fogey know what the saying “what goes around, comes around” really means!