Chapter 1566: Lifire Jail
Qin Wentian stared at the smile on the Lifire Empyrean’s face. His gaze froze slightly. At this moment, the Lifire Empyrean wasn’t the slightest bit of imposing at all and was smiling at him like how an senior smiled at a junior. There was no pressure from that of higher status and the smile felt sincere.
In the hall, many immortal emperors glanced at Qin Wentian with smiles on their faces. Protector Chen laughed, “Qin Wentian, such preferential treatment is truly rare. As a protector, even I have never enjoyed such treatment before.”
“The young are promising. His talent is extremely outstanding, no wonder palace lord holds him in high regards.” Another immortal emperor smiled, all of them seemed extremely friendly, nobody was bothered by the fact that he was a bandit. This caused Qin Wentian to be somewhat speechless, but he soon recovered from his daze. He naturally wouldn’t be so foolish as to really request for a position. He politely replied, “Wentian thanks palace lord for your love. I’m still ignorant about the Lifire Palace, I’ll follow all of palace lord’s arrangements. However, may I be so bold to ask for a request?”
“As long as you don’t request for me to release Ye Qianyu, anything else is negotiable.” The Lifire Empyrean smiled, extremely carefreely. It was like the major incident in the Jialan Monarch’s territory was nothing significant to him.
“I wish to meet with Ye Qianyu.” Qin Wentian glanced at the Lifire Empyrean, he didn’t know how he would reply. However, the Lifire Empyrean casually smiled, “No problem. I will get Protector Chen to bring you there later to meet with her. It’s just that Ye Qianyu is still a bandit lord after all, and is even the Night Empyrean’s daughter. It is impossible for me to release her. But naturally, if you manage to accumulate many meritorious achievements in the future, I might be able to give her better treatment. For example, she can roam freely in the Lifire City, it will be fine as long as she doesn’t exit it.”
Qin Wentian’s eyes shone. The Lifire Empyrean laughed and turned about, returning to his throne as he sat down. “You’ve just arrived and it wouldn’t be too good for me to give you the position of one of the nine monarchs. Also, although your combat prowess is strong, you are still lacking. If you break through to the mid-stage emperor realm in the future and have some achievements to your name, I will have the chance to confer you a monarchy then. At that time, you can help this seat to rule over a stretch of territories. For now, you can temporarily be the governor of the Lifire City’s northern regions.”
The eyes of many in the hall gleamed with sharpness. Back then, although the palace lord regarded Beiming Youhuang highly, he only let her stay at the side of the Jialan Monarch and didn’t really give her any high position. But the moment Qin Wentian came, he who is only at the initial stage of the immortal emperor realm, was going to be a governor right off the bat? However, they soon had a meaningful look in their eyes. This move by the Lifire Empyrean was brilliant.
“Also, since Evil Emperor and the rest have submitted and they are familiar with you, I shall hand them to you and make them your subordinates. Naturally, if those fellows still dare to break the rules in the future and fail to cherish this chance, this seat will show no mercy and kill them.” The Lifire Empyrean’s voice suddenly turned grim and a powerful aura gushed towards the Evil Emperor, causing the Evil Emperor to lower his head. His large eyes gleamed with green light. For now, he could only temporarily endure this.
“Palace lord.” At this moment, Beiming Youhuang who was at the side, suddenly spoke. The Lifire Empyrean glance at her, “Youhuang, you have something you want to add?”
“Palace Lord, I’m acquainted with Qin Wentian. Is it possible to arrange for me to go there too?” Beiming Youhuang spoke. Qin Wentian glanced at her in surprise when he heard that.
“Youhuang, I have other arrangements for you. You don’t need to stay by Jialan’s side anymore in the future. You can just obey my direct commands. However, I know your relationship with Qin Wentian isn’t bad. Now, the two of you are in the Lifire City and can meet anytime you want to. There’s no need to work together.” The Lifire Empyrean smiled. Beiming Youhuang understood that her request was rejected and knew there was no need for her to mention again. Hence, she nodded, “Okay.”
“Alright, Protector Chen. Since you are the one who brought these people here, I will leave the arrangements to you. Send Qin Wentian to meet with Ye Qianyu first before getting them to head towards the northern regions.” The Lifire Empyrean commanded. Protector Chen nodded, “Your subordinate takes my leave.”
As he spoke, he turned to Qin Wentian, “Brother Qin, let’s go.”
Qin Wentian’s eyes flashed. Protector Chen’s referral of him suddenly became ‘Brother Qin.’
Nodding his head, Qin Wentian shot a cold glance at the Jialan Monarch. The Jialan Monarch’s expression was incredibly ugly but he didn’t say anything. What else could he say? The Lifire Empyrean already arranged everything. He didn’t even have the rights to speak.
Ridiculous, this group of bandits suddenly became officials in the blink of an eye. Also, they were sent to the northern regions. The schemes of the Lifire Empyrean were truly deep enough.
“Your subordinate will take my leave too.” The Jialan Monarch bowed. The Lifire Empyrean faintly made a noise of acknowledgement and closed his eyes on the throne. The Jialan Monarch cast a deep glance at him before he turned around and left. This time around, he was truly played by the Lifire Empyrean. The empyrean made use of the bandits to cripple his forces thoroughly. However, what could he say? For his background, his clan members most probably would only feel that he is useless. If not, how could he be in such a miserable state just due to some bandits? The palace lord merely acted according to the situation. At the very end, the palace lord still sent reinforcements to aid him. If not, he basically wouldn’t have a way to handle the bandits. If all these don’t point to the fact that he is useless, what else could he be?
The Jialan Monarch’s back view exuded desolation. However, after he walked out of the Lifire Palace, an icy light flashed in his eyes. The governor of the northern regions? In that case, he will definitely make these bandits suffer a life worse than death.
Although this place was the Lifire City and wasn’t a part of his territories, so what of it? The authority of his clan was spread through many places. He will definitely take revenge for this.
Naturally, the Jialan Monarch also understood the Lifire Empyrean’s intentions. But so what? Could it be that he couldn’t take revenge?
As long as he has enough strength, he will even take revenge on the Lifire Empyrean himself. It’s just that he was currently still too weak. The Lifire Empyrean was one of the nine empyreans that report directly to the Lifelong Realmlord. He absolutely wasn’t someone easy to deal with.
Protector Chen, Qin Wentian, Beiming Youhuang and the Evil Emperor walked together. Protector Chen spoke to Qin Wentian, “Brother Qin, in the future since you will also be working for the palace lord, we should build better relations with each other.”
“Protector Chen is too polite.” Qin Wentian replied.
“Brother Qin’s combat prowess is something that I have personally seen. In the entire Lifire Palace, supreme characters like you are extremely rare. No wonder the palace lord would favor you so much, directly conferring you a governor title. Such treatment is truly unprecedented. Usually, the leader of a region would have to be at least at the mid-stage of the immortal emperor realm.” Protector Chen stated.
Qin Wentian merely nodded calmly. He didn’t say anything, he only wanted to see Ye Qianyu as fast as possible. He wanted to see how she was.
Behind them, the expression of the Crow Emperor was similarly unsightly. He didn’t expect that the Lifire Empyrean would have such a plan. Although he knew that the palace lord was making use of Qin Wentian, he still felt very uncomfortable. After all, the one leading the mission to deal with Qin Wentian and Ye Qianyu’s group this time around, was none other than him. Qin Wentian would surely hate him.
In addition, the Crow Emperor also knew what the palace lord wanted to use Qin Wentian for. In that case, it means that he wouldn’t do anything to Qin Wentian and might even help his cultivation base to improve, even giving him authority and power. If that was the case, things would really be awkward for him in the future.
However, he couldn’t sway the Lifire Empyrean’s decision. He deeply knew what sort of character the Lifire Empyrean is. Hence, he didn’t say anything and kept his silence.
Ye Qianyu’s cultivation base was at the mid-stage of the immortal emperor realm and she also had extraordinary combat prowess, alongside with being the bandit leader. Her imprisonment naturally was extraordinary. Ye Qianyu now was viewed as a serious criminal and was locked up in the Lifire Jail of the Lifire Palace.
The Lifire Jail itself was a supreme treasure. It had a separate dimension within and the atmosphere inside it was sinister and gloomy. When Qin Wentian and the others reached the outside, they could clearly feel a terrifying gloom settling over them. There were two experts guarding the jail and they were only immortal kings, clearly pitifully weak. However, there was simply no need for any guards for this prison. Nobody would be able to escape from within. There would also be no one daring to break into the jail to save the prisoners.
“You guys wait outside.” Protector Chen spoke to the Evil Emperor and the others.
“Why can’t we go in?” The Evil Emperor icily asked, not giving Protector Chen any face at all.
Protector Chen coldly stared at him. “Palace lord only agreed to let Governor Qin meet with her. You all have to remember that since you all are the Lifire Palace’s subordinates now, you have to follow every command given by the palace lord.”
The eyes of the Evil Emperor were extremely cold too. Qin Wentian glanced at him, “I’ll head in then.”
The Evil Emperor nodded and didn’t say anything more. He simply watched as Protector Chen and Qin Wentian entered the jail.
The space within was extremely vast and the atmosphere was gloomy, dark, wet and a little eerie. As they entered, Qin Wentian realized that there was another jail within this Lifire Jail. As he headed deeper, numerous terrifying gazes were fixed on him. He saw many characters with disheveled hair looking towards him. Each of these characters was locked up in a single cell and their cultivation bases were all very high, at the immortal emperor realm. Despite so, they were all prisoners on death row.
“Protector Chen, how would the palace lord deal with these people?” Qin Wentian asked.
“That would have to depend on the circumstances. However, many people would be refined into death puppets or death warriors. Naturally, there would also be people willing to submit and work for him. There would always be some exceptions.” Protector Chen seemed to be hinting at something. An unsightly expression flashed in Qin Wentian’s eyes. Was this using Ye Qianyu’s life to hint that he would always have to do the Lifire Empyrean’s bidding in the future?
Finally, Qin Wentian saw Ye Qianyu. She was in a single cell, trapped within by iron bars. Her aura was weak and her cultivation base seemed to be sealed. When she saw Qin Wentian, a look of joy and surprise appeared on her haggard-looking face.
“Brother Qin, you guys can chat freely.” Protector Chen smiled and left. Qin Wentian had guilt on his expression when he saw Ye Qianyu’s appearance. His fists were tightly clenched.
However, he only saw Ye Qianyu flashing him a charming smile, filled with radiance and passion. She coquettishly stated, “Why? Are you not happy to see me?”
“It’s me who has implicated you.” Qin Wentian walked over, sighing as he stared at her.
Ye Qianyu walked to the entrance of the cell. She was still smiling, “Not bad, you have already broken through to the immortal emperor realm. As expected of the man I fell for. This mistress’s judgement is as awesome as ever.”
Qin Wentian saw that she was acting like how times were in the past, he felt even more pain in his heart. He stretched his hand out, wanting to gently caress that haggard-looking face yet he saw Ye Qianyu taking a few steps back, evading him as she smiled. “In the past, I gave you the opportunity but you didn’t want it. Now, you finally want to take advantage of me?”