Chapter 1608: Peak Powers of Lifelong City
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian quietly stood there, silently observing. Although Jialan Yuntian was the clan leader, he knew that the true authority belonged to Jialan Yuntian’s father, an ancestor-level character of the Jialan Clan. It was this man who once contended against the Lifire Empyrean for the position of the Lifire Palace’s palace lord. If there wasn’t a character like this existing, how could the Jialan Clan even be qualified enough to contend against the Lifire Empyrean?
Jialan Yuntian was the eldest son and he was stationed in Lifire City. As for the second son, the Jialan Ancestor placed him in Lifelong City to stabilize their foundations. Hence, Qin Wentian faintly could guess at the origin of conflicts within the internal factions of the Jialan Clan. Maybe, Jialan Yunhai’s branch was already not very satisfied at how Jialan Yuntian could be the clan leader.
He who was a guest of Jialan Yuntian’s group, became the poor target which the spearhead was pointed to. These people didn’t find it convenient to say such words to Jialan Yuntian’s group, hence, they all targeted him – a mere guest. However, with regards to the bantering by the juniors, Jialan Yunhai acted as though he didn’t hear anything.
A hint of anger flashed through Jialan Qiuyue’s beautiful face. She emitted a cold intent, “Jialan Skywolf, Grandmaster Di is ultimately still a guest. Please be more respectful.”
“Little sister Qiuyue, you must be mistaken. It’s very normal for grandmasters to exchange pointers, where is there any disrespect in that?” The young man casually spoke. He then stared at Qin Wentian, “Grandmaster Di, what do you think?”
He purposely emphasized on the word ‘Grandmaster,’ in a seemingly mocking manner.
The eyes revealed outside the black mask worn by Qin Wentian were extremely cold. He glanced at Jialan Skywolf and replied, “Are you talking to me?”
Jialan Skywolf started before he smiled, “Grandmaster, you are so interesting. I’m naturally speaking to you.”
“Oh.” Qin Wentian nodded. “In that case, we would have to see who is the one seeking pointers from me. Just like what you said, it isn’t anyone who could be proclaimed as a grandmaster. Hence, not everyone is qualified to seek guidance from me and also, in addition to that, not everyone is qualified to speak to me.”
As he spoke, he cast a glance at Jialan Skywolf before shifting his gaze away. It was evident that his gaze contained an ice-like mocking intent within.
Jialan Skywolf stiffened, he was actually stunned by Qin Wentian’s words. When he recovered, a strange smile appeared on his face, “I’ve long heard that some grandmasters have weird personalities but all of them are arrogant to the extreme. Now that I’ve met one, they truly live up to their reputations. However, this ‘Grandmaster’ is merely someone who came from Lifire City.”
After speaking, he coldly laughed and no longer looked at Qin Wentian.
Jialan Qiuyue didn’t bother with him. She glanced at Qin Wentian and transmitted her voice, “Grandmaster Di Tian, my apologies.”
“Don’t worry about it.” Qin Wentian smiled at her. Jialan Qiuyue’s flawless countenance attracted many of those from the younger generations to look over. Although those from the Jialan Clan here had blood relations with her, they also couldn’t help it and snuck a few more glances. Jialan Qiuyue, who had the title of the number one beauty in Lifire City, was truly an exceptional one that lived up to her reputation.
Not long after, everyone came to a vast grounds where the banquet was already set up. Many people had already been seated and these were all extremely powerful individuals. With a glance, it seemed that everyone here was at the immortal emperor ream. Qin Wentian’s eyes gleamed sharply, he mused silently that this was as expected of the most prosperous city in the Lifelong Realm. This place was the true core region of the Lifelong Realm. There was no way for ordinary immortal emperors to feel proud or arrogant at all in here.
As they entered, numerous gazes instantly turned towards them. Those from the older generations cast their gazes at Jialan Yuntian, while those from the younger generations instantly locked on to Jialan Qiuyue. Beautiful women would always attract attention. This was especially so for someone as pretty as Jialan Qiuyue.
“Big brother, today, I’ve invited some experts from the peak powers of the Lifelong Realm to come here as well. The Xuanyuan Clan are seated here, they are an ancient aristocrat clan of the Lifelong Realm and their ancestor even fought together with the Realmlord before. Right now, the Xuanyuan Clan controls countless large-scale auction houses and transaction grounds, along with many other businesses. In fact, they are ranked one in terms of transaction grounds in the entire Lifelong City. This man seating near the front is an elder of the Xuanyuan Clan, named Xuanyuan Hao.”
Jialan Yunhai gestured to a middle-aged man as he introduced him to Jialan Yuntian. Jialan Yuntian started slightly, as he nodded to Xuanyuan Hao. Although he has always been in Lifire City, controlling the foundation of their clan, but as the clan leader, how could he not know of the Xuanyuan Clan? The Xuanyuan Clan was undoubtedly a supreme aristocrat clan. To think that Jialan Yunhai actually had a connection with them.
“Elder Xuanyuan.” Jialan Yuntian politely greeted. However, Xuanyuan Hao merely sat there and inclined his head in response. Di Tian instantly understood the disparity in status between the Jialan and Xuanyuan Clan. This place was as expected of the number one city in the Lifelong Realm. The aristocrat clans here were all so powerful that they would cause people to be stifled. Just a mere elder of the Xuanyuan Clan was already qualified enough not to give face to Jialan Yuntian.
“There’s a Xuanyuan Palace among one of the nine world palaces. Could it be that that has something in connection with the Xuanyuan Clan?” Qin Wentian transmitted his voice to Jialan Qiuyue as he asked.
“Mhm, the Xuanyuan Ancestor once fought together with the Lifelong Realmlord in a team. The Xuanyuan world palace of the nine world palaces is none other than a position granted to them by the Realmlord. The position of the Xuanyuan Palace Lord is something passed on through the generations and their strength isn’t something the Lifire Palace Lord can compare against.” Jialan Qiuyue replied as her brows furrowed. Jialan Yunhai actually even had connections with the Xuanyuan Clan? This made her feel a sense of unease.
There was a young immortal emperor beside Xuanyuan Hao. His eyes shone with light and kept staring at Jialan Qiuyue with no reservations at all. Jialan Qiuyue calmly glanced at him and nodded slightly, but the young man wasn’t embarrassed at all. He revealed a strange smile that caused Jialan Qiuyue to feel somewhat uncomfortable.
“These are the people from the Sword Spirit Sect, I’m sure big brother has heard of them before.” Jialan Yunhai pointed to a major power as he smiled.
“The Sword Spirit Sect that’s the number one in sword control.” Jialan Yuntian spoke as he nodded. An old man of the Sword Spirit Sect laughed as his eyes flashed with extreme sharpness, “That’s us.”
Jialan Yunhai smiled and pointed to another location, “These are people from the Heaven Punisher Sect.”
Jialan Yuntian’s expression froze again. Yet another peak power? Today, Jialan Yunhai invited three peak powers of Lifelong City to come here. His intent must definitely not be simple.
The Jialan Clan who came from the Lifire City all felt something strange was going on. Although they’ve met people from three peak powers of Lifelong City, they didn’t feel relaxed at all.
“Yunhai, your elder brother’s granddaughter Jialan Qiuyue is truly a beauty capable of toppling kingdoms and she even has extraordinary cultivation talent. Before this, this seat was still filled with some disbelief but now that I’ve seen her, it’s true that what you said before is right.” The elder from the Xuanyuan Clan, Xuanyuan Hao, smiled at Jialan Qiuyue. His gaze was like staring at a daughter-in-law.
“During these years, the Jialan Clan has gotten stronger and stronger. Let alone here in Lifelong City, even at Lifire City, there are quite a few extraordinary individuals among them.” The old man from the Sword Spirit Sect laughed. Qin Wentian discovered an extremely interesting phenomenon. By the sides of these people, there were quite a few young immortal emperors and all of them had looks of passion in their eyes when they stared at Jialan Qiuyue.
In that case, the hidden meaning of this banquet was here. Jialan Yunhai wasn’t organizing a banquet just to provide a reception for Jialan Yuntian. In truth, he was preparing blind dates for Jialan Qiuyue.
The expressions of Jialan Yuntian’s group all changed. They only heard Jialan Yunhai laughing, “Big brother, quickly be seated. The banquet will start soon.”
Qin Wentian’s gaze flickered. These people were all here for Jialan Qiuyue. There was no need for him to be involved in this pool of muddy water. Hence, he smiled and clasped his hands at Jialan Yuntian, “Since we’ve already arrived at Lifelong City. I’ll bid my farewell first, Senior Jialan.”
Jialan Yuntian, Jialan Qiuyue and the rest all started, but they didn’t say anything. After all, Di Tian made it clear that he was tagging along only to come here to Lifelong City. Now that their internal factions had conflict, it was only normal that he wanted to leave.
“Grandmaster Di, why don’t you exchange pointers with some grandmasters here about the dao of weaponsmithing? In the Xuanyuan Clan, a supreme grandmaster weaponsmith is currently present. Why are you leaving so quickly?” Jialan Skywolf swept his glance towards Qin Wentian as he spoke.
Qin Wentian frowned. This Jialan Skywolf actually wanted to stir trouble?
“Grandmaster Di Tian, the Xuanyuan Clan is considered one of the strongest powers at the peak. Although I’m confident in your weaponsmithing abilities, it’s best that you do not involve yourself in this. After all, it wouldn’t be too good if you offended the Xuanyuan Clan.” Jialan Qiuyue’s voice rang out in Qin Wentian’s mind, privately reminding him.
“Farewell.” Qin Wentian responded, as he cast a look of contempt at Jialan Skywolf before turning and preparing to leave.
“Jialan Skywolf, what’s going on?” A person from the Xuanyuan Clan asked.
“Nothing much. Before this, that man claimed that he was a grandmaster. I told him that in Lifelong City, only extraordinary existences can have the title, not everyone could earn the qualifications. Hence, when met with a challenge, that man decided to flee with his tail between his legs. I wonder where little sister Qiuyue knew him from.” Jialan Skywolf casually explained.
“Jialan Skywolf, don’t go too overboard.” Jialan Qiuyue frowned, she was extremely unhappy about Jialan Yunhai’s arrangements. This was simply making use of her. Once the descendants of these peak powers took a fancy for her, Jialan Yunhai would surely use the excuse of strengthening their Jialan Clan to force her into an arranged marriage.
Also, although these people were from peak powers, they were merely the descendants of elder-level characters. Clearly, this didn’t fit into her own criteria of choosing her dao companion.
“Am I wrong?” Jialan Skywolf started. After that, he turned and smiled at Qin Wentian who had yet to leave. “Grandmaster…Di Tian. What do you think?”
A mocking smile appeared under the mask covering his face. Qin Wentian changed direction and slowly walked towards Jialan Qiuyue. Under the astonished gazes of everyone, Qin Wentian actually stretched his hand out and placed it around Jialan Qiuyue’s waist. At this instant, Jialan Qiuyue’s body suddenly trembled but for some reason, she didn’t resist it and allowed Qin Wentian to hug her. A soul-stirring smile than appeared on her face as she lightly leaned against Qin Wentian.
At this moment, the gazes of everyone froze, staring at the alluring Jialan Qiuyue!