Chapter 832 – Xie Yang Palace
This scene made all the elites from the Great Gan Lord Dynasty feel as if their eyes had popped out and their necks were being strangled. The perfect, noble goddess in their hearts had leapt into the most wicked and mysterious thief with tears in her eyes.
“How…? That thief…”
Jiang Chen and the geniuses who had a feud with Zhao Feng were all speechless. The Eighth Prince and Luo Zun also had colorful expressions and a disgusted feeling they couldn’t describe.
They felt defeated once more. The Eighth Prince liked Luo Zun’s little sister, Luo Shui’er, but the she had an engagement with Zhao Feng and liked him. Luo Zun liked Zhao Yufei, but her status and bloodline were too noble; he wasn’t worthy of her.
However, the one that was most speechless was the Thirteenth Prince.
“So that’s why… Yufei wanted to pursue the Purple-Haired Demonic Duo just to find that brat?”
The Thirteenth Prince’s expression was extremely ugly and full of hatred. Killing intent flashed through his eyes.
“Your Highness, please calm down!” The wrinkled elder appeared behind him and put one of his hands on the Thirteenth Prince’s shoulder.
The Thirteenth Prince took a deep breath, and his chaotic, frenzied thoughts calmed down.
“That Zhao Feng is definitely not simple. I still haven’t seen through him yet. The best way to deal with him is after we leave the Divine Illusion Dimension, or wait for a good chance in the Ancient God’s Mysterious Palace….” the wrinkled elder said.
If Zhao Feng and Zhao Yufei liked each other, then the Thirteenth Prince had nothing to say in terms of righteousness. The Eight Big Families were all very close to the imperials, and Zhao Yufei, who had the Spiritual Race bloodline, was someone that three-star and four-star powers would fight over. For example, the four-star Sky Suspension Palace didn’t even need to care about what the imperials thought.
“Brother Feng, why didn’t you tell me…?” Zhao Yufei repeated.
At this moment, her tears had disappeared, and she controlled herself as she inspected this new, handsome-looking Zhao Feng. At the beginning, she thought that Zhao Feng had just changed his appearance, but after inspecting closely, she confirmed that this wasn’t the case.
Zhao Feng was unable to escape from Zhao Yufei’s questioning. There were many reasons why he didn’t talk to Zhao Yufei earlier. Some of them were very complex.
Firstly, Zhao Feng’s cultivation, strength, and appearance were all completely new. The original Zhao Feng didn’t physically exist anymore.
Secondly, his fiancée Liu Qinxin’s rebirth. What happened in the Fan Lun Ancient Sound Palace seemed like it only happened yesterday. Liu Qinxin had changed Zhao Feng’s future and left an old bronze coin for him, which helped him form Emperor Intent.
“Feng, with your arrival, I will be able to die with no regrets.”
“Feng, I died in order to achieve a new life. Since you were able to reach this place, that means our connection hasn’t been cut yet.”
Zhao Feng instinctively felt that the reborn Liu Qinxin might be silently waiting for him in some corner of the world.
“Zhao Feng, if it’s meant to be, you will see Liu Qinxin again. If you want to find her whereabouts, you need to find the Eye of Samsara.”
The Sage’s voice replayed through his mind.
Zhao Feng knew that Zhao Yufei’s love wasn’t able to let anything else in. Who knew what would happen if she knew that Liu Qinxin had reincarnated and that his fiancée was still alive?
The third reason was because the current situation wasn’t a good time for Zhao Feng to meet Zhao Yufei. Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng were wicked thieves that had been plundering and making enemies out of everyone. Zhao Feng didn’t want to drag Zhao Yufei or the Duanmu Family into it. Even now, Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng were standing on different sides from the Duanmu Family.
With a thought, Zhao Feng told Zhao Yufei the first and third reasons.
“Yufei, now isn’t the time for me to join the Duanmu Family,” Zhao Feng said solemnly, and Zhao Yufei knew this as well. After all, Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng were thieves that had stolen from many forces, including some that were on good terms with the Duanmu Family.
At the end, Zhao Feng asked about what was happening with his master, Duanmu Qing.
“Senior Martial Brother Duanmu tried to break through to the Mystic Light Realm two years ago and failed by the difference of just one step. If he still can’t break through within a hundred years, his lifespan will reach its end, and his soul and lifeforce will start to wither….” Zhao Yufei said and clenched her fists, as if she was making some sort of decision.
Zhao Feng knew that normal Emperors had a lifespan of ten thousand years. As an Emperor that cultivated the element of Wood, Duanmu Qing had a slightly longer lifespan, but he was almost at his limit.
Within a hundred years, Duanmu Qing would become similar to the white-bearded Little Sword Saint from the Sky Sword Pavilion, and then finally, he would become just like the old priest from the underground city.
“Resources that can allow one to reach the Mystic Light Realm are extremely rare even in the Divine Illusion Dimension.” Zhao Feng sighed. He decided to give it his all as well.
Zhao Feng and Zhao Yufei quickly communicated for a while before the latter left due to the beckoning of the Duanmu Family.
“Yufei, are you okay?”
The elder in green robes let out a breath. He was scared that the Purple-Haired Demonic Duo would steal her away, but Zhao Feng and Zhao Yufei both knew the current situation. This was especially so for Zhao Feng; he had confirmed his path of plundering, so he would stand opposite most of the forces present.
Of course, the main issue wasn’t just that he was going to steal from people. Any person or force that had a plan that could result in great profit would make all the remaining forces hostile, regardless of the method.
“Senior Martial Brother Xuanyuan.”
At this moment, a speedy figure jumped out from the dragon-shaped crater. There were scorch marks on him as he quickly headed toward the Sky Suspension Palace.
“How’s the situation?”
The elites from the Sky Suspension Palace all looked at the disciple that was responsible for scouting with expectation.
Senior Martial Brother Zhuge gently waved the fan in his hand, and an invisible barrier made the area soundproof.
A short while later:
A member of the imperials leapt out from the dragon-shaped crater and reported to the three princes.
“You found it?” The Eighth Prince and company revealed a look of joy.
“I’m sure that the entrance to the Ancient God’s Mysterious Palace is below, but the aura of the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon is extremely strong….”
The imperial scout told them the details.
Of course, both the Sky Suspension Palace and the imperials talked in private, but Zhao Feng could tell that they discovered something about the Ancient God’s Mysterious Palace from the change in their expressions.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
More than twenty elites from the Sky Suspension Palace leapt into the dragon-shaped crater.
The imperial elites also charged into the dragon-shaped crater.
The third group was the Sky Sword Pavilion, the fourth was the Nine Darkness Palace…. All the nearby forces moved like bees.
Of course, because of the difference in where they ended up, not all of the peak forces from the Great Gan Lord Dynasty were gathered here. The Divine Illusion Dimension was extremely big and had many other fortunes. Some forces decided to give up on the fortune of the ancient palace, either because of their limited strength or their wariness of the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon.
“Go!” Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng headed toward the entrance of the black dragon-shaped crater under a layer of silver and purple. They didn’t fight to be at the very front, but they didn’t lag very far behind either.
The dragon-shaped crater entrance was very big and was obviously left behind when the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon dove into the ground.
On the way, Zhao Feng felt the powerful aura left behind by the Black Serpent Dragon. Putting aside scouting this place, normal Origin Core Realms were unable to even get close to this aura.
With the help of gravity, the elites all headed toward the depths of the dragon-shaped crater. There were few places where people could step, and the walls still had strong burning auras remaining.
A while later:
Ceng! Ceng! Ceng!
The figures all landed at the depths of the dragon-shaped crater. The depths of the cave were scorched black and had the remaining traces of dragon breath. Everyone felt a burning sensation, and they were unable to breathe.
“Quick, look!” someone exclaimed.
A pond of lava came into sight. It turned the nearby area black. Next to the lava pond was a stone tablet that had several ancient words engraved onto it – Xie Yang Palace.
“Xie Yang Palace… Ancient God Xie Yang?”
The forces present all revealed looks of joy, but some people had furrowed eyebrows. If this was Xie Yang Palace, where was the entrance?
“The lava pond is the entrance.” Senior Martial Brother Zhuge in his white silk clothes held his fan and walked to the edge of the lava pond.
The lava pond!? Everyone was surprised. The lava pond was fiery-red and kept on tossing and turning. The fiery aura made even Void God Realm Kings uneasy. There weren’t many forces that had Void God Realm Kings as leaders.
A slight trembling sensation came from the depths of the lava pond, and some of the experts with better senses seemed to hear the roar of a dragon that shook their hearts right next to their ears.
“One can’t obtain tiger cubs if they don’t enter their caves.” Senior Martial Brother Zhuge smiled as a mysterious fire tadpole appeared around him. He then jumped straight into the tossing lava pond.
A chaotic crystalline flame appeared on the lava pond and engulfed Senior Martial Brother Zhuge.
“Senior Martial Brother Zhuge!” The Sky Suspension Palace disciples couldn’t help but exclaim as worry overtook them.
Several breaths later:
A flickering figure covered in fire shot out and revealed Senior Martial Brother Zhuge after the fire faded away.
“Fire-elemental experts, open your defenses and enter together,” Senior Martial Brother Zhuge smiled and said.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The group from the Sky Suspension Palace formed an array and dove into the lava pond together. Following after them were the imperials.
“It’s just a small barrier.” Zhao Feng’s left eye scanned through it, and he jumped into the lava pond without using any defensive abilities.
The burning sensation quickly faded away after entering the lava pond, and a barrier as bright as the sun came into sight. Everyone passed through the barrier and entered a dimension with dense Yuan Qi, but one could see scorched patches of earth all across the place. They could even see an area above a faraway palace slightly tremble alongside surges of dragon breath that could destroy Heaven and Earth.
“So this Xie Yang Palace is a world within a world… a separate individual dimension.”