Chapter 1604: Suing for Peace
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Jialan Qiuyue glanced at her grandfather, “Grandpa, we still have some guests that have yet to arrive. Shouldn’t we wait?”
“There’s no need to. They would have already arrived if they wanted to come. Let’s get things started.” Jialan Yuntian casually spoke. Di Tian lowered his head slightly, his black eyes gleamed with a hint of sharpness. He naturally understood who Jialan Yuntian was referring to. He was speaking about his true-self, the governor’s manor had also received the Jialan Clan’s invitation. Most probably, this birthday celebration was prepared for Qin Wentian to see.
“Mhm.” Jialan Qiuyue gently laughed, she was graceful and dignified, an exceptional beauty indeed.
“Qiuyue, today is your birthday banquet. Uncle didn’t really prepare much, I hope you accept this gift from me.” Zhou Zou, who sat opposite to Di Tian, smiled as he took out an interspatial ring. Although everyone didn’t know what was in it, there was no doubt that valuable treasures must be within. Given Jialan Qiuyue’s status, she would have countless ordinary treasures if she just stretched her hand out to ask for them.
“Thank you Uncle Zhou.” Jialan Qiuyue smiled and accepted the ring. After that, the guests all sent up their congratulatory gifts one after another, clearly having prepared for it. Although Di Tian didn’t prepare for this specifically, it didn’t mean that he wouldn’t be able to take out a valuable treasure. With a wave of his hand, an emperor-ranked weapon appeared as he passed it over, “I didn’t really prepare anything, I hope miss Jialan will accept my humble gift.”
Jialan Qiuyue smiled at Qin Wentian and accepted the gift. “I’ve long heard of Grandmaster Di’s fame and finally have the honor to meet with you today. It’s Qiuyue’s honor to be able to obtain a personally-forged weapon from Grandmaster Di Tian.”
“Miss Jialan is too polite.” Di Tian nodded his head lightly.
“Grandmaster Di Tian, you can just call me by my name, there’s no need to be so polite. In the future when I need to refine or forge a weapon, can I invite Grandmaster Di to help me out?” Jialan Qiuyue smiled as she asked.
“Naturally. If Miss Qiuyue has any need for weapons, you can just come to the Emperor Pavilion and look for me directly.” Di Tian nodded.
“Grandmaster Di, this lass is too playful. Don’t promise her so fast or she might irritate you to death.” Jialan Yuntian laughed. As the clan leader of the Jialan Clan, he had no airs at all when he faced Di Tian and looked extremely amicable. This truly made Di Tian view him in a new light. As an existence that could rival the Lifire Palace Lord, the Jialan Clan was truly extraordinary.
“Grandpa, why are you talking ill of your own granddaughter?” Jialan Qiuyue rolled her eyes at her grandpa with mock resentment. As an immortal emperor and an exceptional beauty, this attitude that she showed, was truly extremely tempting.
“Haha, did I say something wrong?” Jialan Yuntian laughed loudly, there were no hints of imposingness that one would surely think the leader of a great clan would exude. From this, one could tell that the relationship between the grandparent and child was truly exceptional.
“Governor Qin of the northern governor’s manor has arrived!” At this moment, a voice rang out from outside. A moment later, numerous gazes turned in that direction as the eyes of everyone flashed with sharpness.
Has Qin Wentian finally arrived?
From afar, two figures could be seen walking over. The man in the lead was robed in white, he was extremely handsome and possessed an extraordinary demeanor. Although this was the first time many had seen him, all of them couldn’t help but to praise silently in their hearts. No wonder the Lifire Empyrean would use such a character, he was truly a terrific individual.
Qin Wentian brought a person with him, the other person was actually a serving girl. It was like he didn’t worry the Jialan Clan would deal with him at all. But of course, everyone understood that with his status as a governor, since the Jialan Clan could invite him here today, there was no way the Jialan Clan would be foolish enough to do anything to him here. If they did so, that would be tantamount to announcing war against the Lifire Palace, or challenging the prestige of the Lifelong Realmlord.
Jialan Yuntian stood up, after that, the guests here all stood up as well. Although Qin Wentian was a junior before Jialan Yuntian, he was still the northern governor on the surface. And as the clan leader of the Jialan Clan, Jialan Yuntian still had to ensure that he showed politeness on the surface.
“This old man is truly grateful that Governor Qin managed to come.” Jialan Yuntian smiled at the approaching Qin Wentian, “Please be seated.”
Qin Wentian clasped his hands, “Since senior Jialan has invited me, how would junior dare to not show up? I only hope that clan leader won’t blame junior for being late.”
“Why would I?” Jialan Yuntian laughed. “Please be seated, I still thought Governor Qin wouldn’t show up today.”
“Okay.” Qin Wentian nodded. He walked towards a seat beside Grandmaster Di Tian and spoke to the person seated there. “Sir, can you change your seat?”
That person started, glancing at Jialan Yuntian. Jialan Yuntian lightly nodded in response. Only then did that person stand up, “Governor Qin, please.”
After Qin Wentian sat down, his serving girl stood behind him. He glanced at Di Tian beside him and laughed, “Oh, Grandmaster Di isn’t in your Emperor Pavilion? Why have you come here?”
Everyone had an expression like they were watching a drama as they saw this scene. Before this, Di Tian just headed to the governor’s manor to meet with Qin Wentian to discuss taking over the Ancient River Auction House. Who would have thought that Di Tian would be on the Jialan Clan’s side so quickly after that. Most probably, Qin Wentian wasn’t feeling too comfortable in his heart.
Di Tian had an embarrassed look on his face, he smiled, “Lord Governor, I came to pay a visit here as I received an invitation from the Jialan Clan.”
“I see.” Qin Wentian nodded. A servant here then came over and helped Qin Wentian pour wine. Qin Wentian lifted his cup to Di Tian and laughed, “In that case, let me first congratulate Grandmaster Di in advance for your brilliant future prospects.”
“Many thanks Lord Governor.” Di Tian awkwardly touched his cup with Qin Wentian’s. Upon seeing this scene, Jialan Yuntian naturally felt happy. He laughed, “Today, the two most outstanding geniuses in the northern city regions that appeared within the past tens of years are both gathered here in my Jialan Clan. This can really be considered a matter of honor for me.”
His words weren’t too much of an exaggeration. Through these fifty years, Qin Wentian and Di Tian both rose to the top. Qin Wentian was famous for his combat prowess, not long ago, he used a single battle to stun everyone in Lifire City and everyone knew how domineering he could be. As for Di Tian, he rose to the top with his proficiency in formations and weaponsmithing, slowly becoming the number one weaponsmith in Lifire City. Even if one was to mention a time period of hundreds of years, these two would still be the most outstanding geniuses that had appeared.
However, most probably no one here expected that the two of them who were now in opposite camps would actually be the same person. The true-self was famed for his combat prowess while his avatar was famed for being a grandmaster weaponsmith.
“Not long ago, Governor Qin’s fame shook the entire Lifire City with that battle. Now that we have met, I can tell that Governor Qin truly deserves his reputation. Let me, Jialan Qiuyue, first offer a toast to Governor Qin.” Jialan Qiuyue’s eyes flashed sharply as she lifted her cup.
Qin Wentian glanced at her. Although Jialan Qiuyue’s beauty was exceptional, the expression on Qin Wentian’s face was as calm as ever. He casually replied, “Since today is your birthday celebration, this seat will give you some face. Please.”
As he spoke, he drained the contents of his cup in a single gulp. His words sounded somewhat impolite, causing a strange light to glimmer in Jialan Qiuyue’s eyes. She then too, drained the contents of her cup as she continued, “It’s a matter of regret for me that I failed to witness that legendary battle that day. Now that Governor Qin has graced our humble residence with your appearance, I wonder if I can get Governor Qin to provide me with some guidance?”
“You are not my match.” Qin Wentian calmly glanced at her, not giving her face at all.
Jialan Qiuyue’s expression turned stiff. What sort of character was she? There never has been anyone who dared not to give her face before. But even so, she managed to curb her emotions and continued to smile, “Governor Qin, are you not too overly confident in yourself?”
“Let alone the fact that our cultivation bases are similar, even if you had a higher cultivation base than me, you still wouldn’t be my match.” Qin Wentian’s tone didn’t hide any of his tyranny at all. His eyes then turned to a figure at the banquet as he icily continued, “But if the Jialan Monarch is willing to spar with me, this seat will be happy to accept it.”
The Jialan Monarch’s eyes were as sharp as swords, staring venomously at Qin Wentian. Ever since Qin Wentian arrived here, his eyes had never left Qin Wentian. He naturally knew that Qin Wentian’s hatred for him was bonedeep but didn’t he also wish to kill Qin Wentian right now? It was because of Qin Wentian that he lost so many descendants and had to endure great pressure from the Lifire Palace, which resulted in him losing prestige in the eyes of his own clan.
The eyes of the Jialan Monarch were ice-cold. Although the hatred between the two of them was very deep, he actually felt much fear towards Qin Wentian. Back then when Qin Wentian was merely at the initial-stage of the immortal emperor ream, he already dared to barge his way alone into the Jialan Emperor Palace, fighting against the Crow Emperor. And now, he who has broken through to the mid-stage, crushed numerous immortal emperors during the battle at the Ancient River Auction House. Hence, the Jialan Monarch didn’t dare to fight this man whom he once held in disdain. Back then when he brought Beiming Youhuang and Qin Wentian into his palace, Qin Wentian was just a minor character. But now, this minor character had already grown to such a stage.
“Governor Qin, this old man invited you here today but I believe many people might have misunderstood my intentions. The Jialan Clan has been stationed in Lifire City for many years but we don’t have many enemies. This isn’t because we are afraid of stirring up trouble, it’s just that our Jialan Clan isn’t willing to offend people. Your conflict with him is understandable. Although this son of mine was in the wrong for some areas, you and Ye Qianyu were ultimately still bandits. Even if it was a different monarch in power, that monarch would still have acted against you two. In addition, the one who made a move back then was none other than the Lifire Palace. Hence, it isn’t so easy to resolve this conflict but we can still try.” As the voice of Jialan Yuntian faded, everyone had looks of shock and surprise on their faces, staring puzzledly at Jialan Yuntian.
Even Qin Wentian had a look of surprise on his face. As the Jialan Clan Leader, Jialan Yuntian actually invited him here for the sake of suing for peace?
Naturally, Qin Wentian wouldn’t believe it with just a sentence. After a few moment, he recovered and laughed, “Will the Jialan Monarch agree?”
Back then, it was he that caused the Jialan Monarch to suffer grievous losses. The hatred between them was bone-deep. How could it be so easily resolved?
“Naturally, as long as Governor Qin is willing to give up on this grudge, I can guarantee that my Jialan Clan would not deliberately target any of your operations. As for Ye Qianyu, I can also understand the situation. You should know very well what the real reason is that the Lifire Empyrean chose to imprison her. If Governor Qin is willing to become a friend of my Jialan Clan, we will do our best to try and get her out.” Jialan Yuntian laughed, wanting to pull Qin Wentian over to his side.
“Leaving aside all other things, can I even believe in clan leader’s words?” Qin Wentian coldly laughed.
“I can make the decision, and even arrange a marriage between us, allowing one of my grand-daughters to be married to you with the status of your concubine. Also, regardless of her beauty or status in the clan, both of them wouldn’t be lacking.” Jialan Yuntian stated, causing the hearts of everyone to tremble. Even Qin Wentian was silently impressed, as expected of the leader from an extremely powerful clan.
“But…I want the Jialan Monarch to die.” Qin Wentian’s voice was cold, his words made it so that there was no room to save this situation. Given the current situation, Ye Qianyu was still imprisoned and with the Jialan Monarch here, it was impossible that he shifted his allegiance!