Chapter 1662: Standoff with Ruins Emperor (Part 1/2)
Ruins Emperor Palace was a sacred land of the Heaven Fey City. Not only did the Ruins Emperor himself cultivate in the Ruins Emperor Palace, the other two Heaven Fey patriarchs would also seclude themselves perennially in there.
Legend had it that before Heaven Fey City was established, this piece of land was once a land of peril!
The Chaos Heavens had many lands of peril where death was deemed certain upon entry. But in fact, many of them had a limit to their danger. That limit was at the Divine Lord realm and below.
However, the land of peril upon which Heaven Fey City stood was one that could perish Fey Thearchs or Godly Monarchs!
The Fey deemed this restricted zone No Return For Thearches.
Even across the Chaos Heavens, it was a terrifying land of peril.
People naturally avoided such a land of peril.
But typically speaking, the more dangerous some place was, the more hidden opportunities there were.
The No Return For Thearches was one such example.
Yet, under such circumstances, the Fey produced a peerless Fey Patriarch billions of years ago. With his astounding strength, he entered the forbidden zone for centuries and fully explored the area. It could be said that he fully conquered it!
He obtained countless opportunities and also reversed the situation in No Return For Thearches. With his stunning means, he locked down the nine divine veins buried underground.
From then on, the danger in No Return For Thearches became less drastic. Eventually, it did not even pose a threat to Fey Lords.
Therefore, the peerless Fey established a city in No Return For Thearches, which was none other than Heaven Fey City.
The Heaven Fey City of back then was far grander than it was now. It was a golden age for the ancient Heaven Fey.
However, billions of years passed by and, as all things change with time, be it the ancient Heaven Fey or Heaven Fey City, neither of them were restored to their former glory.
The nine divine veins under Heaven Fey City also weakened drastically.
But even so, when Yi Yun entered the Ruins Emperor Palace, he felt a formidable strength transmitting from underground. The stirrings made it feel like the ground was breathing.
Even the tiles beneath Yi Yun’s feet were made of the beast blood of powerful ancient Fey mixed with Purple Gold Divine Mud. Through a unique flame, together with special means, the mixture was cast into the tiles.
Walking through the corridors of the palace felt like walking through a powerful Fey beast’s body. It felt like the ground was alive, made of flesh and blood.
Such potent lifeblood powers boiled upwards. If a human warrior who was physically weak and had a low cultivation level was there, they probably would not even be able to stand straight. As for Ghost warriors, it was possible they would evaporate.
“Just the tiles of this palace are priceless. This entire Ruins Emperor Palace is basically piled from Chaos Crystals.”
Yi Yun reflected over the ancient Heaven Fey’s heritage. Billions of years of accumulation truly led to unimaginable wealth.
“His Majesty summoned Young Master Lin. Blood King, please halt.”
Outside the Ruins Emperor Palace’s main hall, a young man dressed in a colorful robes with python embroidery walked out. He actually stopped the Blood King!
As he was worried about Yi Yun’s entry into the palace alone, the Blood King had accompanied him. However, he was stopped at the door.
The young man’s identity was no trifling matter. He was the Sixth Prince, the only crown candidate who was directly related to the Ruins Emperor.
He was the Ruins Emperor’s great-grandson!
Although Ruins Emperor was unwilling to abdicate, he would rather leave the throne to his great grandson if forced to abdicate since that was slightly better.
And it was because of this relationship that the Sixth Prince had a high chance of inheriting the throne.
Blood King frowned slightly, but at that moment, Yi Yun said, “It’s fine. Senior Blood King, you can just wait for me here. I’ll meet the Ruins Emperor alone.”
The python-robed youth looked at Yi Yun in surprise upon hearing that. His eyes effused an indescribable look.
It was partially the admiration of Yi Yun’s guts, and partially mockery.
“Be careful then. Immediately shatter the voice transmission jade slip if anything happens,” Blood King exhorted.
Yi Yun’s present identity had turned supernatural after his refinement of the Myriad Form Shura Pill. But simultaneously, his situation became extremely precarious.
He had no idea what the Ruins Emperor had in mind.
Elephants were hunted for their precious tusks. Rhinoceroses shared a tragic fate because of their horns. Yi Yun’s Myriad Form Shura Pills were too important. Without a matching strength, he would be coveted by others.
Blood King was afraid that he could not protect Yi Yun if it came to a critical moment. Perhaps, Yi Yun would be imprisoned and forced to refine pills.
This was also the reason for the Sixth Prince’s look of mockery.
After all, Yi Yun was only a human. To the upper echelons of the ancient Heaven Fey, it was impossible his interests were aligned with the Fey regardless of his relationship with Jiang Xiaorou.
Inside the hall, Yi Yun met Ruins Emperor.
This middle-aged man who ruled over the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins on the surface was dressed in a purple cloak. Embroidered on his chest and sleeves were the ancient Heaven Fey totems.
He faintly emitted a blurry red glow. Yi Yun could tell that this glow was not a deliberate display. Instead, it naturally condensed as a result of his formidable lifeblood.
The Ruins Emperor was indeed stronger than the Blood King!
Yi Yun cupped his hands and bowed. “Greetings Your Majesty, I’m Lin Yun.”
Yi Yun bowed a junior’s bow instead of a bow towards royalty.
All Ruins Emperor did was prick up his brows towards such an action. He thought nothing of it.
“Did you injure the Luo King’s grandson, Jiang Yuchan?” Ruins Emperor asked. His voice came across as unperturbed, like he was a god or buddha. Yi Yun knew that this was a bearing that resulted from prolonged enjoyment of a high status, one that oversaw all life. His every action and word gave one the feeling that he was not to be slighted.
However, Yi Yun did not share such a feeling. A person’s state of mind was determined by their strength. Yi Yun had the strength to prop himself up.
“That was me!”
“You nearly took his life.” Ruins Emperor’s voice sounded cold.
Even so, Yi Yun knew that the Ruins Emperor was unconcerned with Jiang Yuchan’s outcome. His direct descendant was the Sixth Prince. Jiang Yuchan was a competitor to the Sixth Prince, so to put it bluntly, the Ruins Emperor probably yearned for Jiang Yuchan to suffer a tragic fate.
However, he was Ruins Emperor after all. In name, he had to watch over his people. Therefore, it was his duty to interrogate Yi Yun sternly for his injuring of Jiang Yuchan.
But actually, instead of calling it an interrogation, it was more to take Yi Yun down a notch due to his ulterior motives.
Yi Yun knew that the Ruins Emperor had raised Jiang Yuchan’s condition only to begin the conversation.
“Indeed!” said Yi Yun lightly.
Ruins Emperor was taken aback. He had raised the issue of Yi Yun nearly taking Jiang Yuchan’s life; yet, Yi Yun had given the same answer.
Since Yi Yun’s actions were justified, the typical person would defend themselves with those justifications if they were in his shoes, but Yi Yun’s reaction was completely impervious.
To say something like “are you aware of your wrongdoings” would only place the Ruins Emperor at the disadvantage, so he decided to end the topic and said, “The materials you needed to refine the Myriad Form Shura Pills were not only limited to the ones you purchased, right?”
Yi Yun’s heart palpitated when he heard that. He raised his head and looked at the Ruins Emperor once again.
It was not surprising that the Ruins Emperor already knew the Myriad Form Shura Pills’ name since Yi Yun had mentioned it a few times.
What left Yi Yun slightly astounded was the implication of the Ruins Emperor’s words. He was referring to the blood of the Ancestor God!