Chapter 530, Introduce some friends to you
Initially, there were clouds accumulating on the horizon and wind rising, then the head of a giant mountain-like beast came into sight, slowly stretching out from the storm, shielding half the sky. And when its body was gradually revealed, everyone could see clearly that it was a massive turtle. The body was several thousands of meters, like it was wandering in the sea, seemingly slow but in fact the speed was very fast. Within seconds it appeared in the sky above the foothills. Vaguely, on the jade green turtle shell, there stood hundreds of figures, all different in size, and were not entirely human.
“It is the people of Sky Demon Palace.”
“The hunchback mountain turtle of Sky Demon Palace. Among the Demon Race experts on its back, there absolutely must be a palace master level expert of the Sky Demon Palace there.”
“These years, the relationship between Sky Demon Palace and Greater One Sect seems more and more intimate.”
“Its for personal interest, the war between Greater One Sect and Sky Demon Palace one hundred years ago had almost destroyed Mountain of Flames, but now, in order to fight against their common enemy, the Demon Spider Race, they have formed an alliance.”
The crowd broke into clamorous discussion.
Ye Qingyu knew that in Clear River Domain, the barrier between races was not as clear and distinct as that in Heaven Wasteland Domain. As a result there was not as big of a difference between the Human Race and the Demon Race. Going after advantages and avoiding disadvantages was the common choice that all races made.
From the discussion of the crowd, it seemed that Sky Demon Palace was considered a powerful demon sect in Clear River Domain, and war had broken out between them and another demon clan– the Demon Spider Race. This had occurred several times before, and they were their mortal enemy. It was also expected that they answered to Greater One Sect’s invitation and came to them to participate in this Sword Storm meeting.
In the sky.
The turtle’s body slowly landed, shrinking at the same time, and the figure standing on the turtle’s body was now faintly visible. The leader was a dragon-headed expert in purple gold armour, exhibiting a terrifyingly imposing manner. The crowd had already recognized him, it was the fifth palace master of Sky Demon Palace, Spiritual Master Long Jiao. He was also one of the strongest experts of Clear River Domain.
From the Greater One Sect, Great Hua Peak’s peak master personally came to welcome him, leading all people of Sky Demon Palace over to the Greater One Peak.
As soon as the people of Sky Demon Palace arrived, the sky was raging like a storm again. A silver solitary boat floated over. Although the solitary boat only had two figures, but the imposing manner was not at all inferior to that of the Nangong family and the Sky Demon Palace before.
One of the peak master of the eight great peaks of Greater One Sect came to greet them. His attitude was very respectful as he led the solitary boat to Greater One Peak.
“The sect master of the Heaven Devastator Demon Sect personally made an appearance.”
“It is said that the Heaven Devastator Demon Sect always only had one disciple. The sect master of every generation of Heaven Devastator Demon Sect calls themselves Heaven Devastator Demon. This sect’s strength is unfathomable. If it was not for the fact that there is little people in the sect, and only one master and one disciple, the Heaven Devastator Demon Sect could even claim the title of the strongest sect of Clear River Domain.
On the solitary boat, a black-clothed proud figure could be seen. This had sparked discussion among the crowd, which was much more loud and heated than when the experts of the two major forces appeared. Concerning the evaluation of the Heaven Devastator Demon Sect, there was different appraisal in Clear River Domain, but there was one thing that was certain; which was that the sect was very terrifying. The sect master of each generation was close to invincible, its strength had obtained recognition from all forces. In Clear River Domain there was a saying, as long as the number of disciples of the Heaven Devastator Demon Sect exceeded 100, it could become the strongest sect within Clear River Domain.
Ye Qingyu also lifted his head to look at the solitary boat heading to Greater One Peak like a singular cloud.
He did not know whether it was an illusion or not, but he vaguely felt that the slightly thin figure behind Heaven Devastator Demon, that is, the disciple, seemed somewhat familiar. He seemed to have seen the figure before, but was unable to be certain.
“One master and one disciple? This sect… hmm, seems interesting.” Even Old Fish surprisingly showed a bit of interest.
It must be said that, previously, Nangong family and the Sky Demon Palace’s action and battle array, in the eyes of Old Fish, were as funny as children playing house.
The following day, all major forces of Clear River Domain began to appear one after another.
Hua Zang Sect, Real Martial Sect, Burning Lamp Temple….
These famous sects all had experts taking them to the Greater One Peak.
Ye Qingyu went back to his own residence after watching for a while.
Because he believed that the gossip fanatic, Old Fish, would make clear of all the details of the sects and the identity of the experts of Greater One Sect that showed up.
In the room.
Ye Qingyu was making some preparations.
He engraved formations on some jade plates.
The jade plates were prepared in advance when he was in Flowing Light City. All were the finest pure jade. Ye Qingyu really had splurged a lot on these jade.
Fortunately, he was now considered as a super rich man of the martial arts circle. The Origin crystals that he could exchange with merely one drop of God-level Origin liquid in the jars in the stone chamber of the underground Moonlight Immortal Palace were enough for Ye Qingyu to live extravagantly for half a year.
Before coming to Greater One Sect, Ye Qingyu had already discussed a lot of countermeasures with the Old Fish.
In the aspect of making underhanded plots, the two found a rare common interest. Like meeting someone who understood each other’s inner thoughts, they produced many brilliant ideas.
Before the operation starts, Ye Qingyu had prepared everything needed for the plan.
“The Greater One Sect has invited so many experts to attend this meeting, it is equal to having a lot of help. If we want to make a disturbance we need to be more cautious, but many people also may not necessarily really protect Greater One Sect. As they say, ‘too many people, too many ideas’. Once everything was throw into disorder, some people will inevitably take advantage of the situation, then at that time it will surely be very chaotic.”
Ye Qingyu carefully thought about the holes in the plan, and was not anxious at all.
Time quickly went by.
In an instant, night had already fallen.
Perhaps it was to create a festive and grand atmosphere for the Sword Storm meeting, the Greater One Sect spent a lot on manpower and material resources. The odd job worker disciple area at the foothills was beautifully illuminated, a rune spirit lamp was floating in the void, illuminating the entire foothills just as though it was daytime, and the visitors from all across Jianghu did not lower their voices because of the arrival of night, but was instead celebrating wildly.
But it was not such a harmonious picture everywhere.
Because the people who had come here were not all the same race, not all were friends. There were some small factions that were enemies, and every time they ran into each other, it inevitably started a conflict.
It was said that during the daytime, there had already been dozens of brawls. Fortunately, thanks to the Greater One Sect disciple’s quick response, large-scale casualties were prevented.
But it was evident that these people from the middle and lower class martial world, who had rude and rough behaviour, were causing headaches to the high, mighty, and arrogant Greater One Sect disciples. And it was inevitable that their manner of speaking was not very friendly to them when dealing with such situations.
The seedlings of some conflicts were quietly beginning to sprout shoots.
Just as Ye Qingyu had almost prepared everything, and was about to find a chance to sneak away to Clear Lotus Peak to find Yu Xiaoxing, the Old Fish returned, reeking of alcohol.
Without saying anything further he pulled Ye Qingyu out. Saying in a complacent voice, “Success depends on the right time, and favourable geographical and social conditions, going blindly by yourself is incorrect. Come, come, come with me, Master will introduce some friends to you, haha…”
Ye Qingyu stared at him blankly, thinking that someone had been tricked by this unreliable old man again?
Shortly, he dragged him to a bonfire heap.
A delicious smell of meat drifted across, along with a strong aroma of wine.
Three men were sat around the bonfire, one of whom was the weirdo Liu Shaji that he had met in the daytime.
Sat beside Liu Shaji was a tall square-faced man, with steel needle-like sideburns and messy grass-like hair, a lion nose and wide mouth, blade-like eyebrows and leopard-like eyes. With one glance it was obvious that he was a fierce character. His clothes were ragged, with more than ten patches of varying sizes. The weirdest thing was that even the crotch of his trousers was patched. How was that worn down that it required patching? But the colour of his clothes seemed very clean, though his hair and beard were both messy. An orange wine gourd half the size of a person was held in his arms. The wine gourd was opened, and an aroma wine fragrance was being released.
And sat opposite of Liu Shaji was a pale-faced scholar who looked over 20 years old. His facial features were extremely delicate and scholarly. He was the kind that could make many women shriek and faint with a slight smile.
This handsome scholar wore a white silk robe and a scholarly hat, long strands of black hair hanging down to his shoulders, and on his forehead he wore a flawless purple jade. There was a long sword along with its beautiful sheath inserted into the grass in front of him. When the rune spirit lamp and the moonlight shone onto him, he exuded an astonishing charm, which attracted the eyes of countless people.
Ye Qingyu could not see through the strength of these three people.
Around the surroundings of the bonfire, there were some who were watching from afar, but evidently dared not come near, and seemed fearful.
The Old Fish dragged Ye Qingyu over, laughing, “Have you seen, this is my disciple Tian Huang, what do you think? I did not exaggerate, right? He is handsome and talented. Hahaha, the revitalization of my Thunder and Lightning Sect depends on my obedient disciple. Someday he will be able to move unhindered across Clear River Domain… Come here, my good boy, quickly pay respect to your Uncles.”
Ye Qingyu, “…”
What Uncles, these three guys are about the same age as me.
“Little brother you finally showed up, come drink, Brother Hu has some good wine in his gourd.” Liu Shaji showed the same revolting behaviour as Old Fish, a born socializer, and laughing and greeting him the moment he saw him, as though he and Ye Qingyu had been friends for many years.
Before Ye Qingyu had time to say anything, the bearded, square man also laughed, casually throwing the gourd over, “Please drink.”
Ye Qingyu’s complexion took on an abrupt change, slightly raising his hand into the air and catching the huge orange gourd floating over with the palm of his hand. He could feel a violent force rushing up his arm, as though an immemorial sacred mountain was crushing down at him. This man’s strength is frightening, he clearly is not an ordinary person, why was he placed in the odd job worker disciple area?
But he did not show the slightest change in expression, exerting force towards his palm, and received the gourd in an effortless manner.
The square faced man’s eyes flashed a hint of surprise in response, and laughed, “Good, indeed impressive, you’re qualified to drink a mouthful of I, Great Thief Hu Bugui’s wine.”