Chapter 1555: Rumor and Plan
In Heavenly City, there was a craftsman named River Portrait Immortal Emperor. He was a craftsman skilled in many aspects.
His main rise to fame was through weapon forging as his talent for forging was extraordinarily high, a true grandmaster. Many buildings in Heavenly City were built by him. Not only so, some major powers within the Lifire Palace’s territory would also invite him for his forging service.
However, the River Portrait Immortal Emperor concentrated fully on his cultivation or in his forging research, he wasn’t subservient to any major powers or attached himself to any. In the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms, the status of forgers was extremely high, they were able to easily procure a large amount of cultivation resources. Many unaffiliated cultivators also wanted to walk this path, when their cultivation base reached a bottleneck, they would spend time on researching the forging path. They might even need to waste many years to gain a basic understanding of this path.
However, things were the same as cultivation. Talent was necessary and in addition, there were some who specially condensed specific astral souls just for this. They planned to walk this path since they were very young.
At this moment, in the River Portrait Immortal Emperor’s manor, Qin Wentian was quietly staring at him sculpting an emperor stone. Divine weapons created like that were usually extremely weak. However, scattered around the feet of the River Portrait Immortal Emperor, numerous sculptures could be seen littering the ground. This was merely one of the methods for him to practice daily.
As for Qin Wentian, he was now sitting beside the immortal emperor as he observed quietly.
“Don’t look at these simple-looking sculptures. To the vast majority of people, they wouldn’t even be able to do such a simple thing. Cultivation cannot allow one to reach the end of the path in one step. Forging is the same as well. An example is language and words. If you can’t even pronounce a word well, how can you arrange words properly together into a coherent sentence?” The age of the River Portrait Immortal Emperor was very great. His hair was completely white but he seemed to be in very high spirits. This was especially so when he was sculpting. His eyes shone like torches, glowing with bright light.
“Just come over as much as you want. It’s very rare for people to have your cultivation base and talent in forging. Hence, I taught you many things. Even if you eventually choose not to forge weapons, it would still be of some help to your cultivation.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor took out a large piece of emperor stone and tossed it to Qin Wentian. “Try to sculpt it into the shape of a sword.”
“Right.” Qin Wentian smiled as he nodded. A dagger formed of law energy appeared in his hand as he started to sculpt away. The emperor stone was exceedingly tough and Qin Wentian’s sculpting speed was very slow. Even so, he took this seriously. Such a cultivation method might be said to be a waste of resources. Only the truly rich or those who forge weapons for a living, could afford to do this.
Gradually, the emperor stone was sculpted into shape. Numerous clear rune-like lines were engraved on the stone as a startling amount of sword intent radiated from it. It was merely a weapon sculpted from an emperor stone yet it seemed capable of unleashing a sword law domain.
“You are truly extremely talented. If you are willing to devote your effort to this, your future accomplishments would surely be much higher than mine.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor smiled at Qin Wentian.
“Senior praises me too much. It’s just that junior has done some research on formations and knows a little about runes and divine inscriptions. Hence, I find it easier than others but I would still need much more guidance.” Qin Wentian humbly replied.
“Have you already finishing reading those ancient manuals on forging I passed to you earlier?”
“Mhm, I’ve finished them.” Qin Wentian nodded. He took out a few jade slips and passed them to the River Portrait Immortal Emperor.
“Luo`er. Go and take more jade slips over.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor spoke
After a few moments, a young and innocent-looking woman dressed in white walked over here and passed some jade slips to Qin Wentian. She smiled, “Grandpa has never treated any one so good before.”
“Mhm, I naturally understand senior’s kind intentions.” Qin Wentian nodded.
“These items are mainly to broaden the knowledge of others. It would be a waste to keep them by my side anyway. Given the talent of this young fellow, I’m naturally willing to help him out.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor smiled. “Young fellow Qin, in the future if you have the chance to, you can head to the Heavenly Talisman Realm and take a look. The Realmlord of the Heavenly Talisman Realm has a very deep comprehension on runes and divine inscriptions. There are many grandmaster forgers living there.”
“Heavenly Talisman Realm!” Qin Wentian’s heart trembled. What a familiar name. So it turned out that the Heavenly Talisman Realm was the same as the Lifelong Realm, it was a vast domain of territory in the Supreme Ancient Immortal Realms.
In that case, the Azure Mystic Immortal Realms was probably just a chess piece to the true Heavenly Talisman Realm. Could it be that the ultimate purpose of the Heavenly Talisman Realm was to fully control the entire Azure Mystic Immortal Realms?
If the Heavenly Talisman Realm was to quietly developed for many years in the Azure Mystic Immortal Realms, it was truly highly possible that they could take over the entire layer. As long as their foundation and accumulated strength was great enough, the moment the revealed themselves fully, nobody in the Azure Mystic Immortal Realms would be able to contend against them. At that time, the Azure Mystic Immortal Realms who are not unified, would probably be unified under the banner of the Heavenly Talisman Realm, becoming a source of reserve strength.
“Heavenly Talisman Realmlord, my Master?” Qin Wentian smiled and shook his head. The overlord of an entire realm, what existence was that? Qin Wentian’s status was too far beneath him. Back then when he was at the Celestial Phenomenon Realm, he has already entered the Heavenly Talisman Realm in the Azure Mystic Immortal Realms and took the Heavenly Talisman Realmlord as his master. But in truth, the master and disciple relationship was merely a one-sided affair. At most, the people of the Azure Mystic Immortal Realms could only be considered honorary disciples. Where would the Heavenly Talisman Realmlord have time to guide them? It was just a title for them to call him master.
“Oh ya, the Heavenly Talisman Realm is just next to the Lifelong Immortal Realm. You have not gone to such a faraway place yet, right? In the future, after you grow stronger, you would naturally have the chance to do so then.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor smiled.
“Grandpa, I also wish to travel far. Why don’t you allow me to go out?” The white-robed young lady glanced at the River Portrait Immortal Emperor.
“Haha, with your skills? Most probably if you head out, you would instantly be abducted by others.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor laughed.
Luo`er pouted, “No matter what, I’m at the very least, at the immortal king realm.”
“Fine, fine. After you find a dao companion, you can go as far as you want to. Grandpa won’t bother about you then.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor smiled as he shook his head.
“Grandpa, I don’t want a dao companion, I only want to be by your side.”
“How can that be allowed? Grandpa would grow old sooner or later and you would also encounter someone you like in the future. In fact, I feel that young fellow Qin isn’t bad at all. Luo`er, what do you feel about him?” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor joked. Luo`er glanced at Qin Wentian as her innocent face tinged with the red of shyness. She then turned and glared at the River Portrait Immortal Emperor, “Grandpa, what nonsense are you talking about?”
“How can Mister River Portrait be old? You are vigorous and fit and in the future, your cultivation base might even grow stronger. You are not old at all.” At this moment, a gentle and sweet voice rang out. Ye Qianyu who was wearing a dress today, walked over here as she glared at Qin Wentian with a hint of hidden resentment in her eyes.
“Palace mistress is still the one who knows how to talk well. However, compared to palace mistress, this old man me has truly aged.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor laughed as he shook his head.
“Mister River Portrait, how’s my man’s talent in forging?” Ye Qianyu smiled. The River Portrait Immortal Emperor froze. After that, he saw Ye Qianyu walking to Qin Wentian’s side and linked her arms with his. Only then did he understand what was going on. His eyes were filled with astonishment as he stared at Ye Qianyu and Qin Wentian.
“The talent of young fellow Qin is naturally extremely high.” The River Portrait Immortal Emperor nodded.
“I have to thank mister for your patient guidance then. We will bid our farewell first.” Ye Qianyu pulled Qin Wentian along as she walked out. Qin Wentian speechlessly got pulled along by her. He then flashed an apologetic smile at the River Portrait Immortal Emperor.
After the two of them left, a bright light flashed in the River Portrait Immortal Emperor’s eyes. “Woah, the number one beauty of our Heavenly City actually fell in love with little fellow Qin, someone who is still at the immortal king realm.”
Glancing at their departing backs, he then continued, “Luo`er, you should be interested in young fellow Qin, right? However, I think it’s better to give up. You are still far from being able to compete with Ye Qianyu. It’s just that although young fellow Qin’s talent is good, is he really worthy for Ye Qianyu to act like this?”
Ye Qianyu and Qin Wentian then walked on the city streets. Her alluring figure tightly leaned against Qin Wentian, “Recently, you keep running over here. Tell me the truth, did you fall for the little maiden because of her innocent looks?”
“Eh…” Qin Wentian was speechless. “Weren’t you the one who recommend me to come to senior River Portrait to learn forging?”
“I also didn’t expect you would come here to chase girls.” Ye Qianyu stared at Qin Wentian. Upon seeing the bitter smile on his face, her grin widened, “Could it be that I cannot satisfy your needs? Do you want this mistress to serve you properly tonight?”
“Palace mistress, can you spare me?” Qin Wentian saw numerous gazes shooting his way and many of those gazes were radiating with sharpness.
This place was Heavenly City and Ye Qianyu was well known as the number one beauty. Who hasn’t heard of her before? By acting like this in the eyes of the public, his life might be in danger…
Very swiftly, a piece of shocking news circulated around Heavenly City. The number one beauty of the city, Ye Qianyu, actually linked arms with a young man and looked to be very affectionate with him. It was said that the two are dao companions.
This young man had long stayed within the personal palace of Ye Qianyu and ten years ago, Ye Qianyu even spared no expense to get Grandmaster River Portrait to construct a supreme cultivation platform for the young man.
When this news spread, countless people felt pain in their hearts. The woman of their dreams already had her heart captured by someone?
Many felt hatred. A mere immortal king. What qualifications does he have to obtain Ye Qianyu?
Hence, numerous immortal emperors started to issue challenge letters to this mysterious young man, telling him to scram out for a battle.
However, Qin Wentian didn’t appear. Ye Qianyu got someone else to fight his battles for him instead. One emperor was fiercely beaten up after he issued the challenge letter. This incident caused countless people to sob in their hearts. What was going on in the world?
The number one beauty of Heavenly City, has she been possessed or something?
Could it be that the mysterious youth has a special ability to gain the favor of females?
This news spread wildly. Today, in the location outside Heavenly City, two figures met with each other. One of them was the Barbarian Emperor. As for the other, he was also an emperor-ranked expert.
“Are the rumors true? The palace mistress fall in love with an immortal king?” That immortal emperor’s voice was cold.
“Palace mistress she…” The Barbarian Emperor clenched his hands and spoke with hatred. “The immortal king is named Qin Wentian and he has already stayed in palace mistress’s immortal palace for over ten years.”
The other immortal emperor froze before he sighed, “I want to meet with the palace mistress.”
“It’s useless, I’ve already persuaded her countless times but I have the feeling she loathes me more and more.” The Barbarian Emperor’s clenched fists emitted cracking sounds. “Qin Wentian has to die. Do things according to our plan and from now onwards, there should be no more contact between us. We will communicate directly using the messaging crystal.”
The eyes of that immortal emperor flashed. He contemplated a moment before he nodded, “Alright.”