Chapter 1169, How dare he come?
Ever since Ye Qingyu had killed Yu Wanlou in the King of Zhenyuan’s residence, he did not idle around in the next ten days. During this period of time he had continuously killed many nobles in the residence that had violated the iron laws of the camp. The last one he executed was a Marquis of the Demon Wolf clan.
The whole Royal City was in utter chaos.
No one had ever been able to make the nobles of Royal City feel danger like this. Under the order, the hierarchy and power division that had formed over countless years, the Guardian Royal City was almost like stagnant water, in that there were rarely such stormy waves.
And now, this pool of stagnant water seemed to have grown a fearless but terrifying toad. All the nobles of the city were deeply afraid that this toad would suddenly leap over to bite at them——Even if the toad fails to bite them, it was already very unlucky to be stained with toad mucus.
However, gradually, some people also figured out something.
The dozens of aristocrats that the [Military Judge of the Nine Swords] Zhang Longcheng had executed in such a short period of time were almost all related to King Zhenyuan’s faction. Even the guards at the beginning, as well as the Bloodbone Marquis father and son were also forces under King Zhenyuan.
It was clear that this [Military Judge of the Nine Swords] wanted to fight to the death with King Zhenyuan.
The news of King Zhenyuan’s return allowed many of the aristocrats of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence to finally be able to breath a long sigh of relief. It was like the arrival of rain after a long period of drought. All couldn’t wait to come out of the city to welcome him.
“Haha, father is finally back. That country bumpkin’s death day has finally arrived.” The Crown Prince of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence leaned back and laughed, as though he could already see the scene of Ye Qingyu being suppressed, tortured, humiliated and killed. He had waited too long for this day.
“Pass on the order to immediately prepare to go outside Royal City to welcome older brother.” The Second Prince, Yuan Wenguo, also exclaimed in joy. A series of orders was passed down to notify all the people in the residence to get ready.
The welcome formation this time must be made a little more grand, to let the whole Royal City see what the real power of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence is. The Yuan clan of tens of thousands of years is definitely not what a country bumpkin can ride on. Today will be the day that the King of Zhenyuan’s residence regains its glory.
“I must request father to not kill this country bumpkin too easily. He must be tormented with the most terrifying means for one hundred years before he is killed,” the Poison Flower Princess hissed between gritted teeth.
She was only released from the military the day before, and had already suffered such an insult.
After a moment, everything was ready.
The grand scale of vehicles and horses of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence attracted the attention of countless people.
“The day has come for the rise of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence.”
“Yes, the backbone is back.”
“King Zhenyuan is a supreme expert close to the realm of Martial Emperor. Now that he is back, that [Military Judge of the Nine Swords] really is unlucky. Why must he provoke someone that he cannot afford to anger.”
“He’s going to end up miserable.”
“It is said that the aristocrats in the city have secretly made bets on how many days that [Military Judge of the Nine Swords] Zhang Longhceng could live now that King Zhenyuan is back… the most bets was on less than one day, hahaha!”
The striking sight of everyone of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence moving in the direction of the East City Gate created spirited discussion in the Royal City, and almost no one was optimistic about Ye Qingyu’s situation. After all, the power and prestige that King Zhenyuan, Yuan Wenjun, had accumulated over the years were too deep rooted.
Not only the people of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence, many aristocrats in the city also dared not to show disrespect, and came to the East City Gate to welcome King Zhengyuan.
A number of airships rose high into the air.
Pairs of dragon beasts rumbled past.
The entire Royal City seemed to be celebrating a festival; it was bustling with noise and excitement.
But only those who knew the situation would understand that such a buzz contained a suffocating murderous intent. There was most likely going to be a great battle breaking out today.
In a twinkling, it was already late in the morning.
At the east gate wall of Royal City, there was already a sea of people, and at least tens of thousands of aristocrats of the city were already standing on the wall waiting. The scene was grand and magnificent. In the middle of the crowd, surrounded by all of the people, were the young arrogant Crown Prince of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence and the Poison Flower Princess. The Second Prince Yuan Wenguo was also standing on one side with a look of undisguisable joy on his face.
All of the people of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence were grinning.
“Thank you all for coming to greet father today.” With an arrogant face, the Crown Prince expressed his thanks to the crowd, but his demeanour clearly did not show much gratitude.
“Haha, your highness is too polite, this is what we should do.”
“The King is finally back, we have been waiting for his return. Royal City is now in chaos because of that country bumpkin. The King can finally sweep away the haze.”
“Hey, everybody, do you think that country bumpkin dares to show up here too?”
“How is that possible?”
“Haha, right, that country bumpkin must be shivering in fear right now, wishing to find a place to committ suicide, hahaha!”
“Ah? What’s wrong?”
“If the country bumpkin escapes from the city, and hides in the mountains like a coward, then it will be very troublesome to find him…”
“Hey, don’t worry, I’ve sent someone to keep an eye on this country bumpkin in advance, he can’t escape.”
The nobles were all laughing and joking.
The Crown Prince, on the other hand, nodded with satisfaction.
Finally, this flattery, being crowded around, and complemented had once again returned to him. This was the taste of power. It really was intoxicating and difficult to free oneself from.
After a short moment, a huge black airship appeared on the far horizon.
The alignment of the fleet was orderly, uniform, and slow-moving, and gave people the feeling of a group of sharks cruising in the ocean. The dozens of scout battleships in front were comparatively small, which were then followed by the main battleships, each over one thousand meters long. These main battleships were surrounded by a giant black ship of more than five thousand meters long. It was the flagship of the commander of the Zhenyuan army, Yuan Wenjun.
There were more than one thousand airships of the Zhenyuan army.
In the blink of an eye, the whole eastern sky was covered by this black battleship, and the grandeur and valour that were unique to an iron army shrouded each battleship. From afar, under the sun, such a fleet was like blazing black flames, giving an indescribable shock and visual impact.
“Here!” someone yelled out.
The people of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence all cheered.
The fleet approached.
According to the laws of Royal City, the Zhenyuan army cannot really completely enter the city. The main fleet parked about a kilometer away, where they had their own station outside the city, while King Zhenyuan’s flagship and dozens of guard ships directly broke through and came to the East City Gate.
On the flagship, clad in a black-golden armour, was a burly and tall middle-aged man with sword-like brows, beard and a square angular face. Although he did not show the slightest anger there was a natural power being projected, as well as a noble and imposing manner that ordinary people could not achieve. He was King Zhenyuan, Yuan Wenjun.
The Crown Prince was the first to kneel down to greet him.
All of the aristocrats at the city gate knelt down with a respectful look, extremely cautious as they loudly cheered.
The splendor of the occasion surpassed anything seen before.
King Zhenyuan rose from the seat at the bow of the ship, his face devoid of expression.
The flagship approached the station.
A ladder was set down.
“Get up, all of you.”
A majestic voice sounded, containing noble and unquestionable power. King Zhenyuan slowly got up from the large seat, and a gush of vast qi suddenly surged out, demonstrating the imposing manner of a supreme martial artist.
The nobles around trembled all over.
Just as King Zhenyuan was about to step down the ladder, at this moment, his face took an abrupt change, seemingly sensing something. He stopped where he was, then twisted his head toward the sea of clouds in the distance.
“Father, you’re finally back…”
The Crown Prince of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence was unable to contain his joy. Just as he got up to say something, he saw the solemn look on his father’s face as he turned to the distance, and paid no attention to him and the others. Finding it strange, he followed the direction of his father’s gaze, and all of a sudden responded with a gasp of astonishment.
In the distance, the waves of clouds were blowing gently.
A white cloud airship, like a tiny boat in the sea, was slowly moving in this direction.
On the white cloud ship was a tall white figure standing alone. His long sleeves fluttering, the straps of his robe flapping about in the wind, and his black hair flowing like a waterfall. Under the golden sun, he looked as though he was clad in a golden armour, radiating a confident and elegant aura.
One man and one ship.
Although he came alone, the clamour at the east gate of the Royal City fell strangely silent.
It was after a good while before an aristocrat exclaimed in disbelief.
The other aristocrats, as well as the masters of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence, and the guards, also recognized the identity of this figure that had come alone. No one thought that, this person would dare to come here so leisurely.
[Military Judge of the Nine Swords] Zhang Longcheng!
The culprit who swept away the face and glory of the King of Zhenyuan’s residence.
How dare he appear in this way, to face the enraged King Zhenyuan?
Does he want to die?
Some people did not believe in what they had saw, and even rubbed their eyes repeatedly, thinking that they had seen an illusion. How can someone be this reckless?
After a brief shock, the Crown Prince, Second Prince and the Poison Flower Princess fell into a rage.
This country bumpkin, how dare he come here?
Very good, you won’t take the road to heaven, but are break into hell where there isn’t a door. Since you dare to appear on this occasion, you are just asking for death. If the country bumpkin is killed at this opportunity, then the King of Zhenyuan’s residence can regain its glory.
“Father, this is the country bumpkin, he is the one who broke in…” The Crown Prince almost roared in fury.
At the bow of the ship.
King Zhenyuan waved his hand.
The Crown Prince dared not to say anything more.
Under the watchful eye of countless people, King Zhenyuan did not act as imagined, but was staring at Ye Qingyu with a very strange gaze, seeming assessing and observing something——