Chapter 840 – Retired Emperor
These were the words recorded on the blood-colored light curtain, “The Green Mysterious Abyss Sect and Firecloud Dragon Palace have both sent representatives to Heaven Connect City to release announcements and proclaim that Ye Qingyu of the Heaven Wasteland Domain has definitely obtained many rare and exotic treasures from the 18th district. However, they were unable to verify whether the treasures he obtained were indeed treasures that their ancestors had left behind, nor would they be able to force Ye Qingyu to hand them over. Therefore, the only way to resolve this matter would be for Ye Qingyu to hand over several precious treasures as compensation to these sects and forces whose ancestors had left ancestral weapons and precious treasures within the 18th district. This would prevent violence from breaking out in Heaven Connect City and maintain the harmonious relationship that each race and sect have with each other.”
Ye Qingyu was so enraged after reading it that he could only laugh.
These two sects were really interesting.
He had never seen anyone as shameless as them.
Ye Qingyu mentally blacklisted these two sects.
He would deal with these mischief-makers in the future.
“I can’t believe such shameless sects exist in this world. They are merely laying the groundwork for them to steal and plunder in the name of appeasing the various races and forces and maintaining the harmony of the major cities of chaos.” Old Fish’s eyes flashed and verbalized Ye Qingyu’s thoughts.
“These rumors have spread like wildfire and now the entire city is aware of this. The places we passed by yesterday were all discussing this issue. We mustn’t underestimate the impact of these rumors,” Wen Wan said with a sigh. “If the tide of public opinion turns against us, the consequences will be dire. After all, humans are selfish by nature, so even those forces who had not thought of stealing Lord Ye Qingyu’s treasures have started to join in. If the situation continues to worsen, things could get out of hand. These two sects have malicious intentions and this is clearly an overt conspiracy, so we have to deal with it carefully.”
The others realized the gravity of the situation after Wen Wan’s words.
He was right; if these sects turned the tide of public opinion against them, everyone would start to think that they were entitled to those treasures. If more and more people started to promote this idea, what was unreasonable would become reasonable, and an increasing number of sects and people would join in. Then, Ye Qingyu would be painted as an unreasonable man despite him not being at fault.
As the saying goes, mass spreading of rumors has the power to obscure the actual truth.
The relaxed atmosphere had suddenly turned a little serious.
Ye Qingyu looked at the group and smiled, “In the face of absolute power, regardless of their overt or covert conspiracies, everything will seem like a joke. Rest assured. These sects are merely mischief-makers and are simply not worth our time. They might be gleefully stirring up trouble now, but when the time comes to make them pay, I will make sure that they suffer just as much. Now that we as the Heaven Wasteland diplomatic corps have the support of a divine god, why should we be afraid?”
Although they did not know where Ye Qingyu’s confidence came from, it affected the group and they suddenly felt more at ease.
“Hehe. That’s a pretty good idea. Young fellow, now that you have the support of a Quasi-emperor, no one across the entire Vast Thousand Domains can afford to provoke you.” Old Fish was stunned at first, then immediately guessed who Ye Qingyu’s supporter was.
The others quickly arrived at the same conclusion.
Oh yes. Everyone knew that [Quasi-mperor Xiaofei] had passed the Quasi-emperor decree to protect Ye Qingyu. This proved that the Quasi-emperor supported the Heaven Wasteland Domain. Not only that, the Phoenix Race, Hurricane City, and Black Demon Abyss had also voiced their support in the past… Hmm, they suddenly realized that the Heaven Wasteland Domain had slowly started to grow stronger and they were no longer alone in this.
This made them feel better.
Ye Qingyu nodded and said, “While it’s true that [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei] will support us, more importantly, we will need to rely on ourselves. We must not let our guard down. After all, the Quasi-emperor is such an important character, so he can’t always be present all the time. It would be more prudent to rely on our own abilities.”
The key figures who were present understood that the Heaven Wasteland diplomatic corps and Ye Qingyu would have to take extra care in their speech and actions in the future in order to prevent those who harbored malicious intentions from gaining any further ammunition. If their enemies pounced on their weakness, the consequences would be dire and completely unpredictable.
This entire controversy had caused the Heaven Wasteland diplomatic corps to be treading on thin ice. In particular, Ye Qingyu had to maintain a very delicate balance.
“Oh… one more thing, Little Nine came across this piece of news.” Old Fish kicked the tipsy silly dog beside him.
Little Nine immediately awakened from his stupor.
“Old fool, how dare you kick me…” Little Nine bared its fangs at Old Fish, then finally recalled what he had heard, “Woof… That’s right. That old fatty earlier mentioned that the expert from the Dragon-Human clan who is making his way here is the retired emperor of the Dragonblood Dynasty. In terms of strength, he is more powerful, and in terms of temper, his temper is worse than yours. So Master, I think you are in danger…”
“Oh?” Ye Qingyu asked curiously, “The retired emperor of the Dragon-Human race?”
Little Nine hiccupped drunkenly, then shook its head and continued, “Hehehe… that’s right. The old fatty said that the retired emperor of the Dragon-Human clan is not one to be trifled with. He used to be a famous top expert back in the day and his name was known all across the Vast Thousand Domains. Legend has it that he had fought for the opportunity to become emperor along with [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei] and they had battled for more than six months before the winner was determined. He only lost by half a move… Thereafter, he ascended the throne as emperor of the Dragon-Human clan and inspired awe throughout the land. It is also said that he had magically regained his ancestral traits and has cultivated the body of the True Dragon. Thanks to him, the Dragonblood Dynasty has managed to retain a semblance of its past glory. Despite having lost their ancestral weapon, their race has still not been annihilated… Um, this extraordinary character only gradually started to retreat from political life five hundred years ago and does not interfere in Dragonblood Dynasty’s business… Anyway, Yan Wushuang talked a lot so this is just a brief summary of what I heard. The retired emperor of the Dragon-Human clan sounds terrifying. Should we flee while we still can?”
Ye Qingyu was left speechless.
This silly dog was going from bad to worse.
It seemed to have become even dumber in the past few days.
As for the retired emperor of Dragonblood Dynasty…
Rather than feeling threatened, Ye Qingyu looked forward to meeting him…
The retired emperor of the Dragonblood Dynasty, haha, he sounded like an important figure. This was great. He would take this opportunity to settle the issue with the Dragonblood Dynasty once and for all.