Chapter 1488: Already Matured
Qin Wentian inclined his head and stared at the incoming wave of experts. They were actually a group of immortal kings and there were quite a few peak-stage immortal kings among the group.
Clearly, this wasn’t an ordinary group of people and wasn’t a force an immortal city would be able to muster. Also, they were clearly here for them and considering the location they were in, it was very clear where these experts came from. They must be from the Taihua Immortal Dynasty.
“To think that Princess Evergreen came here to the territory of our empire, why didn’t you greet us? We would be sure to take good care of you guys.” An old man among them laughed, his eyes gleaming with a bright light. Clearly, they were here because they knew of Qing`er’s identity.
Qing`er’s expression was cold, she didn’t say anything. The Taihua Immortal Dynasty was in the same alliance as the Skymist Immortal Empire and had joined the war against the Evergreen Immortal Empire before. They were clearly here with malicious intentions, wanting to capture her.
“Brother Qin came from afar and is surrounded by a bevy of beauties. How admirable.” That old man then glanced towards Qin Wentian as he smiled. “Today, my group came here coincidentally and when we saw you guys, we specially came to invite Brother Qin and Princess Qing`er back to our immortal dynasty.”
“Invite?” Qin Wentian laughed. Sending a group of powerful immortal kings to ‘invite’ them back? In addition, there were several peak-stage immortal kings here. Such a powerful group, it seems like they were only lacking immortal emperors.
“There’s no need. I’m used to roaming around alone, there’s no need to bother with the invitation.” Qin Wentian smiled.
“Brother Qin and Princess, it’s so rare for you all to come to our dynasty, how can we as the host feel at ease if we don’t throw a welcoming banquet and bring you around? Please reconsider.” That old man continued. Although his words were polite, arrogance was plain on his face.
“I said there’s no need to. Are you deaf?” Qin Wentian’s eyes flashed as he coldly replied.
The expressions of the immortal kings in the air all turned frosty. That old man continued, “Brother Qin, are you planning to make things difficult for me?”
“The snow scenery here is a beautiful one. I don’t wish to spoil the environment. Scram.” Qin Wentian spoke. He long had a grudge with the Taihua Immortal Dynasty and he originally would have already acted to kill them. However, the thirty years he spent here had a calming effect. His heart was as tranquil as nature, and there were also two young girls beside him now. Hence, he didn’t wish to start a massacre and told these people to scram instead.
“I heard that after the arrival of the Demongod Mountain, you broke through to the mid-stage of the immortal king realm and became extremely self-confident.” That old man who was a peak-stage immortal king sneered coldly. There was an arrogant light in his eyes but his understanding of Qin Wentian’s strength was still stuck in the past.
Indeed, after that battle on the Demongod Mountain, Qin Wentian had vanished without a trace. It was only later on did someone else discover his traces at the Eastern Tomb located in the central regions. After that, Qin Wentian disappeared once more. The person who appeared in the City of Ancient Emperors was the Saber-Sword Immortal King, how would these people know what Qin Wentian’s strength was? Hence, by sending such a powerful group here, they were already giving Qin Wentian a lot of face.
When things reached this point, Qin Wentian knew that although he didn’t wish to start a massacre, it was no longer possible. He couldn’t help but to ask, “Since we came here, we have never once exposed our identities. How did you guys find me?”
The three of them roamed the world, using thirty years of time to visit all places of interest in the immortal realms but had never exposed their identities before or make any moves. They had been extremely low-profile when they stayed here, yet they were actually discovered.
The old man glanced at Zhi Yan and Zhi Ran who was standing beside Qin Wentian. He smiled, “These two dolls you saved, their old ancestor is a someone of our dynasty but because they broke some of our dynasty’s rules, they were annihilated. When we sent our men down to confiscate their properties, we discovered that the three of you were extraordinary and couldn’t be seen through with immortal sense. We then made some guesses and came out to verify things. To think that it was truly none other Princess Qing`er and the prince consort of the Evergreen Immortal Empire who came to our Taihua Immortal Dynasty.
Zhi Yan and Zhi Ran’s countenances drastically changed when they heard this. Their clan was also considered an extraordinary one and they naturally knew of some of the reasons why their clan was annihilated. During a battle to contend for treasures, their old ancestor killed someone, but he didn’t expect that the someone he killed to be from the royal clan of the Taihua Immortal Dynasty.
“Even if our old ancestor committed a mistake, why is there a need to annihilate my entire clan?” Zhi Yan’s eyes instantly turned red, tearing up. She was still very young back then and didn’t know how cruel the world could be.
“Since he did something he shouldn’t have done, he naturally had to die for it. It’s fortunate that the two of you are with Princess Evergreen. You two can come along with us as well.” Another expert from the immortal dynasty spoke in a commanding tone.
“So it’s like this.” Qin Wentian silently mused.
“Master, mistresses.” Zhi Ran thought of her clan’s extermination as she started sobbing as well.
Qin Wentian gently patted them on their heads. After that, he glanced in the air, “Since this is the case, there’s no need for you guys to scram any more.”
The expression of that expert who spoke turned stiff. After that, he smiled coldly and the aged peak-stage immortal king laughed as well. “I’ve long heard of how extraordinary Qin Wentian is, but those were only rumors and I didn’t really believe them. Right now, there are so many experts that are gathered in the City of Ancient Emperors, contending against each other to climb to the peak. You, who is so infamous in the eastern regions, actually spent several years here hiding in this city. When countless other geniuses are aspiring to climb to the top, you are actually relaxing and enjoying yourself. Are you hiding from something? You truly fail to live up to your reputation.
As he spoke, he waved his hand as a terrifying pressure bore downwards. A number of immortal kings started descending down from the air.
“After so many years of peace, it’s about time for me to go back.” Qin Wentian mused to himself. He inclined his head and stared in the air. From his eyes, a towering sword intent instantly erupted, shooting through the void. A moment later, a scream of misery rang out. The eyes of an immortal king started bleeding, pierced by the sword intent as he fell from the air.
Qin Wentian stood there, holding the hands of both Zhi Yan and Zhi Ran. An invisible energy enveloped them, including Mo Qingcheng and Qing`er. Everywhere he glanced at, screams would erupt unceasingly. Numerous immortal kings fell one after another, they couldn’t even endure a single glance from Qin Wentian.
“BOOM!” The numerous peak-stage immortal kings all had unsightly expressions. Even before they started the battle, so many people from their side already died. Even for mid-stage immortal kings, they couldn’t even withstand the pressure of a glance? When did Qin Wentian become so powerful?
Qin Wentian pulled the women along as he slowly rose up in the air. Divine light flared resplendently, he was like a divinity, unexcelled in the world.
“KILL!” The old man unleashed his law domain. The other peak-stage immortal kings all respectively acted. In an instant, chaos rocked the entire area, as all the buildings below crumbled into dust from the pressure.
Qin Wentian glanced towards an immortal king. With just a single glance, that expert only felt that in this entire world, only Qin Wentian’s eyes existed. After that, the powerful sword intent gushed forth like a bolt of thunder, straight into his eyes. He roared in anger and retreated explosively while closing his eyes but he discovered that this action was useless. The towering sword intent had already reached his mind.
“ARGH!” A scream echoed out. He only felt the sword intent piercing into his very soul as well. His body convulsed violently and an instant later, his consciousness dissipated and he turned into a corpse, falling from the air.
Even peak-stage immortal kings couldn’t withstand the pressure of a single glance.
“How can this be?” The other experts trembled. They turned about wanting to flee but how could Qin Wentian give them such a chance? Numerous experts then died one after another. These powerful immortal kings from the Taihua Immortal Dynasty were like ants before Qin Wentian, dying within the span of a few breaths worth of time. At the very end, only one person survived. However, that person’s cultivation base was already crippled. He stared helplessly at Qin Wentian who was rising up in the air as despair and terror was etched on his face. The trembling of his body was a trembling felt in the depths of his soul.
How many years has it been since the Demongod Mountain disappeared? It has only been a short few tens of years. At that time, Qin Wentian was only at the mid-stage immortal king realm, but after such a short period of time, he actually became so terrifying?
They thought they already had overestimated him by sending out such a large group. They came here to capture Qin Wentian and Qing`er, yet their ending was so miserable. Qin Wentian didn’t even act, he merely destroyed all of them with a single glance.
In this new grand era where all the experts of the immortal realms were gathered in the City of Ancient Emperors, Qin Wentian was leisurely touring places of interests instead. But despite this, why was his cultivation so powerful?
“I shall spare your life. Go back and tell the Taihua Immortal Dynasty that I, Qin, still have something today and won’t be going back with you. However, if there’s a chance to do so in the future, I’ll personally pay a visit to the Taihua Immortal Emperor.” A voice rang out from the void. That expert’s countenance turned ashen as his heart trembled violently, filled with incomparable despair. He suddenly felt cold, very cold.
After some time, more experts flew over from afar. When they saw the corpses as well as the crippled figure lying on the ground, all of them felt their hearts shaking. Qin Wentian and his group had long disappeared from this area.
Among these newcomers, there were some who was acquainted with Qin Wentian. However, none of them expected him to be so terrifying and domineering, daring to kill them in the territory of the Taihua Immortal Dynasty. In fact, none of the experts in the earlier group could withstand a single one of his glance.
After that, a terrifying pressure engulfed the area. The leader of this new group of experts descended from the air and stood before the crippled immortal king. After checking his injuries, the expert knew that this immortal king’s cultivation base was already crippled and nothing could change that. He then fed the crippled figure a medical pill, waiting as color returned to that crippled figure’s face.
“What’s going on? We sent out so many people yet we can’t even take down a single Qin Wentian? Did he have reinforcements?” That leader asked.
The crippled figure on the ground trembled. “He alone… using nothing but glances, he wiped us all out. Qin Wentian…invincible. Our dynasty has to kill him at all costs!”
When he heard this, the person who asked the question felt his heart trembling violently. Qin Wentian wiped out the entire group using nothing but glances?
“What level has his cultivation base reached?” That leader asked again.
“Peak-stage immortal king.” The crippled figure replied. With a loud boom, that leader released his aura. Peak-stage immortal king? That immortal-foundation character back then who sparked the adjudication battle has already reached the peak-stage of the immortal-king realm now? How many years has it been?
“We have to kill him as soon as possible. If we wait any further, our entire dynasty might not survive any longer.” That crippled figure spoke, his voice still tinged with despair and fear.
The expression of the leader turned ashen. Was Qin Wentian really so terrifying? This crippled figure was a peak-stage immortal king before he was crippled, yet he actually gave Qin Wentian such a high evaluation.
Seems like Qin Wentian had already matured.