Chapter 1547: Generous Treatment
In the following days, Qin Wentian would often roam Heavenly City after he changed his appearance. This city was located in the sprawling mountains and was incomparably prosperous with as many experts as the clouds and naturally, also countless treasures.
Over here, as long as you have enough meteor stones, there’s nothing you can’t buy.
Qin Wentian bought a messaging crystal. This treasure was very good to use and one could retain immortal sense within it. The usage was very simple as well. For example, if Qin Wentian wished to contact Beiming Youhuang, Beiming Youhuang only needed to leave a strand of her immortal sense within and Qin Wentian could talk to her as long as he also sends a strand of his immortal sense into the crystal.
However, because the materials needed to refine this weren’t simple, the crystal was very expensive.
After Qin Wentian’s time in the mine, he initially thought that he was very rich. But after spending a few days in Heavenly City, he actually discovered that he was pitifully poor. There were many treasures that were so expensive he didn’t even dare to imagine buying them. For example, for some extremely powerful emperor-ranked weapons, they needed an astronomical amount of emperor-grade stones as part of the manufacturing process, in addition to other valuable materials. Also, one still needed to hire a grandmaster weaponsmith to forge it. From this, one could very well imagine how high the price was.
Also, the emperor-ranked weapons of the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms were much stronger and higher in quality compared to the ones in the Azure Mystic Immortal Realms. Even if your cultivation base wasn’t high enough, the weapons could allow you to unleash the power much easier. Hence, many people from the major clans and sects of the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms would all have an innate advantage. Unaffiliated cultivators were usually in miserable states.
The stronger a world is, the greater the disparity between those at the top and bottom.
Naturally, among unaffiliated cultivators, bandits were all extremely wealthy. Even if they plundered an ordinary mine, their harvest would be extraordinarily high. It was just that they had to gamble for wealth with their lives.
Don’t look at how carefree the Fairy Thousand Feathers seemed to be. Once her identity as a bandit was exposed, she would be hunted down relentlessly by people.
During these days, some of the core characters in the Thousand Feathers Palace received orders from the palace mistress to buy in light-attribute and life-attribute emperor stones. In addition, she wanted high-graded ones. Because the law-attribute energies in these particular types of stones were slightly lesser, the palace mistress ordered her forces to collect them in large quantities. Although many people felt puzzled, they still did so, obeying her orders.
As for this point, Qin Wentian had no idea at all. But for the Barbarian Emperor, he naturally knew about this. Hence, he went to find Qin Wentian.
“Senior, what can I do for you?” Qin Wentian saw the Barbarian Emperor entering the courtyard he stayed in. This Barbarian Emperor was none other than the immortal emperor who fought with him back then at the mine.
“Let’s go to the battle formation. We can finish our fight.” The Barbarian Emperor coldly spoke. Qin Wentian saw the cold intent flashing in the emperor’s eyes and didn’t understand what had he done to offend the other party. In any case, ever since he arrived at the Thousand Feathers Palace, this Barbarian Emperor has been extremely unhappy and would always shoot cold glances over.
“Senior you are an immortal emperor. I acknowledge my inferiority.” Qin Wentian rejected as he smiled. Leaving aside the fact whether he could defeat emperors or not, this place was after all the Thousand Feathers Palace. No matter what, the Barbarian Emperor was a doyen in the Thousand Feathers Palace, a trusted subordinate of that vixen. There was no advantage for Qin Wentian even if he defeated this emperor. Since he was now in such a situation, it would be best for him to remain low-profile.
“We have yet to decide a victor between us. Your combat prowess is high, the palace mistress heavily favors you. How can you be a coward and dodge the battle?” The Barbarian Emperor berated. “Come with me.”
“Junior is only a mid-stage immortal king. Why must senior make things difficult for me?” Qin Wentian frowned slightly, feeling somewhat unhappy. What did he mean by running away from a fight because he was a coward? Wasn’t this person an immortal emperor who came here to challenge him, a mere mid-stage immortal king? Yet this person was still speaking like he was right.
However, Qin Wentian couldn’t be bothered to say such things. If he could avoid such needless confrontations, he would naturally do so.
“Today, you have to fight even if you don’t want to fight.” The Barbarian Emperor coldly snorted as he stepped out, causing a loud boom to echo. The surface of the ground cracked open. Despite the flooring being made of special materials, it was still unable to withstand the might from a single stomp of this immortal emperor.
“Senior why must you push me so?” Qin Wentian’s voice tinged with unhappiness.
“So what if I force you?” The Barbarian Emperor stepped forth again. A rumbling sound rang out. The house Qin Wentian was in completely collapsed due to the tremors of the earth as a unique vibration energy shook the entire space. Qin Wentian’s body was also trembling in resonance to the vibration.
“A`mun.” A languid sounding voice rang out, causing the Barbarian Emperor to start. After that, his gaze turned gentler and that vibration energy vanished. He then glanced in the direction of the palace mistress’s bedroom.
“Come over to my place. Qin Wentian you come as well.” That voice rang out once more. The Barbarian Emperor coldly glanced at Qin Wentian before stepping out. Qin Wentian followed after him and a few moments later, they arrived at the palace Ye Qianyu was staying at.
“Palace mistress.” The Barbarian Emperor and Qin Wentian saw Ye Qianyu walking towards them. She changed her robes and was now clad in a luxurious-looking robe, exuding elegance. This style perfectly matched her beauty. The Barbarian Emperor’s eyes flashed with light as he stared at her.
“A`mun, Qin Wentian has already joined us. You are an immortal emperor, why are you provoking him. Do you not have me in your eyes?” Ye Qianyu softly spoke. The Barbarian Emperor bowed, “Palace mistress, I only want to see how strong his combat prowess is. I want to see if he is worthy enough for palace mistress to spend so much to nurture him.”
“I know what I am doing. When did it become your turn to make decisions on my behalf?” Ye Qianyu’s voice turned a few degrees colder. This was the first time Qin Wentian saw her being so solemn. The Barbarian Emperor lowered his head, “A`mun knows my mistakes. It’s just that he has not had any achievements yet but he is already receiving such preferential treatment. I feel unwillingness in my heart.”
“Hmph, do you think I have no idea what you are thinking?” Ye Qianyu coldly snorted. “Since you demolished Qin Wentian’s residence. From now on, Qin Wentian you shall stay in my palace. You can choose any of the rooms here.”
“Palace mistress, you must not do this.” The Barbarian Emperor inclined his head as his expression changed.
Qin Wentian had a look of astonishment on his face. This…although she was an excellent specimen of a beauty, he really didn’t dare to reside here. He would definitely be tormented by her.
“Why? You dare to doubt my decision? Ye Qianyu’s voice turned even colder.
“A`mun doesn’t dare to. It’s just that palace mistress…” The barbarian Emperor still wanted to speak only to see Ye Qianyu waving her hand, stopping him from saying anything else. She then continued, “Things will be decided like that. A`mun, I know what you are thinking of. However, you better retract your thoughts and focus on cultivation. Don’t let down the hopes my father had for you.”
The heart of the Barbarian Emperor trembled. He stared at Ye Qianyu only to see Ye Qianyu’s gaze turning gentler as she looked at him. He nodded and replied, “Elder sister Qianyu, A`mun will definitely not let down master’s hope.”
“Mhm, you can go. Remember to put cultivation first.” Ye Qianyu waved her hand. The Barbarian Emperor still coldly shot a glance at Qin Wentian before he left.
Qin Wentian perspired cold sweat. At this moment, he finally understood the relationship between the two of them
Ye Qianyu’s father was actually the Barbarian Emperor’s master. No wonder the Barbarian Emperor would be so close to Ye Qianyu. As an emperor, he was actually willing to carry the sedan for her and she even called him “A`mun.” So it turned out that there was such a reason behind this.
So the two of them can be considered one family. When he thought of this, Qin Wentian felt even more depressed. How could he fail to tell that this Barbarian Emperor was fond of Ye Qianyu in the romantic sense? Yet, Ye Qianyu still told him to stay in her palace. Wasn’t she trying to make things difficult for him? When he thought of the glance shot towards him by the Barbarian Emperor before he left, Qin Wentian could only shake his head helplessly.
Upon seeing Qin Wentian frowning slightly, Ye Qianyu actually laughed. “Why? Are you not happy that I allowed you to choose a room in my palace to stay in?”
“Your subordinate don’t dare to. I’m worried that it would affect your image and reputation and hence…” Qin Wentian spoke.
“Woah, you are so considerate? Since this is the case, why don’t you stay together with me? If that’s the case, no one would dare to say anything then…” Ye Qianyu giggled. Qin Wentian looked at this excellent creature of beauty before his eyes in a dumbfounded manner. He couldn’t help but to shiver involuntarily. When she saw how Qin Wentian was reacting, Ye Qianyu laughed even louder. Truly, her figure was alluring to the extreme.
“You should have heard A`mun’s words earlier. Right now, you have no achievements at all and others would surely gossip about you. I’m planning our next heist, you should come along with us and use your original features to take revenge on the Jialan Monarch. How about it?” Ye Qianyu spoke.
“Eh…” Qin Wentian’s face was filled with black lines. He continuously shook his head, “Palace mistress, please spare me. I’m your captive and palace mistress can ask me to do whatever you want, except for being a bandit. I can help palace mistress to manage the things of the Thousand Feathers Palace if you wish for it.”
Bandits, if he really became one and without masking his facial features, would he still be able to roam around freely in the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms in the future? Bandits had to live their lives on rocks.
“I’ve already arranged for other people to handle matters of the Thousand Feathers Palace. You need to temper yourself. Being a bandit isn’t a bad idea.” Ye Qianyu persuaded. Qin Wentian still disagreed, not showing the slightest inclination at all.
“You really don’t want to go?” Ye Qianyu’s voice turned slightly colder.
“Palace mistress please forgive me.”
“Alright, I won’t force you.” Ye Qianyu sighed lightly, her voice filled with a little disappointment. Her eyes of incomparable charm cast a deep glance at Qin Wentian, causing Qin Wentian to almost be unable to bear it and agree to her. This woman was just too terrifying. With just a single glance it was enough to shake the minds of people, making them willing to go through water and fire for her.
“Femme fatale.” Qin Wentian silently mused.
Qin Wentian found a location and stayed there, he did his best to find a room further away from Ye Qianyu’s. Ye Qianyu was true to her words, she didn’t look for him and force him to become a bandit again.
One day, a person came to the palace she was staying in. It was supposedly a powerful formation grandmaster and after being extremely busy, Ye Qianyu sent a message to Qin Wentian, telling him to follow her towards the cultivation grounds.
Passing through the great hall, Qin Wentian came to Ye Qianyu’s cultivation grounds. This was a place that others were always forbidden from entering.
Heavenly City was constructed in a mountain range. Ye Qianyu cultivated on a natural mountain with high peaks, that was also covered in formations. Qin Wentian climbed up the stairs and came to a cultivation platform. After that, his gaze froze as he stared unblinkingly at the platform before him.
“How is it?” Ye Qianyu stood beside Qin Wentian and spoke softly. This cultivation platform shone with resplendent light, causing astral light to fall upon it endlessly, radiating with a radiance akin to emperor light.
“Palace mistress.” Qin Wentian’s expression turned heavy. This cultivation platform has seven law attributes and it matched his seven astral souls perfectly. Right now, he was no longer a stranger to the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms and deeply knew how expensive it must be to create a cultivation platform like this. This was especially so where the law attributes infused within must come from countless numbers of emperor stones. Let alone an immortal king, even immortal emperors might not be able to afford to create such a cultivation platform.
Ye Qianyu actually created one such cultivation platform for him!