Chapter 215: Paying a Formal Visit
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Very quickly, everything that happened at the Cangye palace spread all over the imperial city. In a single day, two top powers from the Eastern Barren Territory had gathered in their city. With them, came many Nobles, a truly shocking sight.
Now, there were many people in the area surrounding the palace. It was said these people from the Royal Xuan Temple and the Nandou Nation had yet to leave. They were staying at the hotel not too far away from the palace, making it convenient for them to get there quickly at any time.
Gradually, the story of Ye Futian's mutual resentment with the Nandou Nation spread all over the Cangye Kingdom's imperial city. Rumors said that Ye Futian studied at the Nandou Nation's Donghai Academy years ago and fell at the schemes of Emperor Luo. He almost lost his life because of it, and thus, fled to the Cangye Kingdom. He participated in the Fenghua Banquet and ranked first thanks to his peerless talents. At that time, he shocked the entire imperial city and everyone knew his name. And now, Luo Junlin from the Nandou Nation was in the Royal Xuan Temple.
It also seemed like Ye Futian had joined the Liu Kingdom. This looked to be a continuing feud. Were they going to take this from the Cangye Kingdom and the Nandou Nation all the way to the center of the Eastern Barren Territory?
Those who participated in the Fenghua Banquet alongside Ye Futian were filled with great emotion. It hadn't even been a full year and Ye Futian had already joined one of the Eastern Barren Territory's top powers. Their statuses were going to be worlds apart from here on out.
Many people had arrived at the palace, most of them were imperial officials. Family members of Ye Wuchen and Lin Yueyao were also present. All of a sudden, the palace seemed extra lively. Although Liu Feiyang had told Emperor Ye there was no need to prepare a feast, the emperor still made the necessary preparations to welcome his guest.
"Please have a seat, Prince and Princess," Emperor Ye said politely. Especially because Liu Feiyang was a prince of Liu Kingdom, he should be seated at the front in the main seat. There were also the Nobles they came with. Even though he was the emperor of the Cangye Kingdom, he did not dare mistreat them.
"I would not dare to do so, Senior. Please, sit," Liu Feiyang said respectfully. To him, it was a good thing that they made it in time for what had happened today. He had personally escorted Ye Futian and the others back to the Cangye Kingdom because he wanted to befriend them. By the looks of their gifts now, they would definitely make a name for themselves in the Eastern Barren Territory sometime in the future. And because of this, Liu Feiyang could not seem too arrogant to Ye Futian's seniors.
Emperor Ye wavered at his request. "Please sit, Your Majesty," said Ye Futian. The emperor looked at him once and nodded before taking the main seat.
After Emperor Ye was seated, everyone else waited for Liu Feiyang and Liu Chenyu to be seated. However, Liu Fengyu remained standing while he spoke to Hua Fengliu, Yi Xiang, and the others. "At the Mirror Mountain Stone Wall, Ye Futian, Hua Jieyu, Yu Sheng, and Ye Wuchen made themselves as well as the name of Cangye known to all of the Ancient Barren World. Now, the Eastern Barren Territory is extremely curious about the Cangye Kingdom. It is an honor to be able to meet all of you, Seniors. I definitely have much to learn from everyone."
Hua Fengliu and Yi Xiang had no idea what Ye Futian had experienced in the Ancient Barren World, but seeing Liu Feiyang's attitude, they were able to make a couple of guesses.
"Master, Masteress, Senior Yi Xiang, you guys should sit," chuckled Ye Futian. It was amusing to see how the elders were being so stiff even though it was only a younger generation member of an Eastern Barren Territory top power. But Hua Fengliu would get used to it eventually. He was going to be the master of an emperor after all.
Hua Fengliu, Yi Xiang, and the others sat down. Ye Futian, Hua Jieyu, and the rest of that group sat beside them. Yi Qingxuan was also here now, seated with Yu Sheng.
"Wuchen, what happened to your arm?" Emperor Luo asked suddenly after everyone was settled in a seat. Ye Wuchen's father also stared at him. There hadn't been a chance for questions before, but now that Emperor Ye had brought up the topic, everyone looked towards Ye Wuchen.
"It's no big deal. It was cut off by someone during our trial in the Ancient Barren World, but Futian has already taken one from him in return," Ye Wuchen answered calmly. His voice was able to send shivers down everyone's spine. They could imagine the danger behind his story and wondered how he could be so nonchalant while talking about the subject. Nobody knew what had happened to Ye Futian and the others in the Ancient Barren World for them to be escorted back by the prince and princess of the Liu Kingdom.
"Can't you at least try to stay out of trouble?" asked Yi Xiang as he glared at Ye Futian.
Ye Futian returned a look at his elder and thought, this old guy still has such a bad temper. What else could he have done when Li Daoyun tried to kill them at the Loulan Relic? But he felt responsible for what had happened then, so he chose not to talk back.
"Yu Sheng, are you okay?" asked Yi Xiang.
"I..." Ye Futian wanted to scream when he saw Yi Xiang's concern for his own disciple.
"'I' what? Not coming back for so long and letting Jieyu and Qingxuan worry. Jieyu even went to look for you herself. Do you know how dangerous that is? Is there more you want to say for yourself?"
"Senior Yi is right. You probably got in tons of trouble running off into the Ancient Barren World in just the Glory Plane, right?" Hua Fengliu asked softly.
Ye Futian lowered his head, slightly upset. He felt wronged. It wasn't easy for him to travel so far just to come home, alright? How could they treat him like this?
Liu Feiyang and Liu Chenyu were dumbfounded by this sight. Hints of a smile reached Liu Chenyu's eyes before she wasn't able to hold it any longer and let out a soft chuckle. This guy was so arrogant in the Ancient Barren World, but as it turned out, his status at home was so low.
"What are you laughing at? Wuchen's father is here, aren't you going to pay your respects?" Ye Futian glared at Liu Chenyu. How dare this girl laugh at him? She was just asking for it. Once she became family with Ye Wuchen, Ye Futian was definitely going to have him discipline her.
"You..." Liu Chenyu's gaze froze and her beautiful face was now a different color. This jerk.
Ye Wuchen was listening on and his face darkened.
Everyone around was dumbfounded. What was going on?
Why did Liu Chenyu have to pay respects to Ye Wuchen's father?
Countless eyes fell on the two. What was the situation with Ye Wuchen and this beautiful princess from the Liu Kingdom?
"I would've forgotten had you not brought it up," laughed Liu Feiyang. He then turned to Lord Ye beside Ye Wuchen and bowed his head in respect. "Greetings to Uncle Ye."
Lord Ye was dazed. Was the prince of Liu bowing to him?
"Chenyu, aren't you going to greet your elders?" Liu Feiyang looked to his younger sister beside him.
"I..." Liu Chenyu felt so wronged, but there were also many people looking at her. She couldn't be the one to dampen the atmosphere. Thus, she had no choice but to bow respectfully and say to Lord Ye, "Greetings to Uncle Ye."
"..." Lord Ye could not stop blinking. He was still in a stupor.
"Lord Ye, wouldn't it be better to have some sort of welcome gift at a moment like this?" asked Ye Futian, contributing to the chaos.
"That's enough from you," Liu Chenyu said through her tightly clenched teeth. She glared at Ye Futian with rage in her eyes.
Ye Futian's lips curled into a big smile. This was what she got for laughing at him.
"You are too polite," Lord Ye said with his hands joined together in front of him. His eyes drifted onto Ye Wuchen beside him. He thought, so, my son lost his arm but is now in some sort of relationship with the Liu princess?
Spectators did not want to watch any longer. This was just Ye Futian teasing Liu Chenyu, but could there actually be something going on here? Regardless of all this, the prince and princess of the Liu Kingdom seemed to have a better relationship with Ye Futian than anyone anticipated. If Ye Futian had simply joined the Liu Kingdom, he wouldn't have such high status. They were playing around like friends.
"Futian, you must have been through quite a lot in these past months. You've gotten so thin," Nandou Wenyin said softly.
"Yeah, there's something around every corner in the Ancient Barren World. I've faced many challenges," Ye Futian nodded immediately. Indeed, Masteress is the only one who cares.
"It's almost the end of the year, stay until after the New Year's." Nandou Wenyin knew that Ye Futian probably was not going to stay here with them.
"Alright," he nodded. "And then after New Year's, Master and Masteress can come with us to the Eastern Barren Territory."
"Together?" murmured Nandou Wenyin. Ye Futian had just gone to the center of the Eastern Barren Territory and was not yet established. It wouldn't be easy.
"Yeah, Jieyu and I still have to take care of you guys," nodded Ye Futian.
Shameless, thought Liu Chenyu. This jerk was such a brown-noser. No wonder he was able to trick his master and masteress into giving him the hand of their daughter.
Nandou Wenyin glanced at Hua Fengliu, who said, "You should take care of yourself first, don't worry about us."
"If you guys are willing to come to the Liu Kingdom, then you will be my family as well." Liu Feiyang picked just the right time to throw in his bait. Although he wasn't going to force Ye Futian and the others into anything, it wouldn't hurt to try since they were already here in Cangye.
"I still think it would be better to find the princess a husband from our group," Ye Futian said with a smile.
This confused everyone even more. So, Ye Futian and the others hadn't agreed to join the Liu Kingdom? If so, then why did the powerful Liu cultivators escort them back to Cangye?
Just as they were chatting, a few forces of incredibly strong sword intent appeared in the skies a distance away from the imperial palace. So quickly, they seemed to be whistling in the clouds.
In an instant, everyone around the palace could feel the sword intent in the sky and couldn't help but look up. Such strong sword intent, everyone thought in shock.
At the hotel where Emperor Luo and his people stayed, He Xirou and everyone else looked up as well. What was going on?
"Noble sword intent," said a Noble standing behind He Xirou. "And not just one."
After he had spoken, a few rays of immensely bright lights from a sword split through the clouds and drifted down. Multiple figures appeared, riding on their swords. Their eyes swept down and into the direction of the Cangye palace.
At the feast in the palace, Emperor Ye, who was also a swordsman, could feel it too. His head lifted to the sky and his heart skipped a beat. So strong, even stronger than his own sword intent. Who was coming this time?
Liu Feiyang looked into the direction of the newcomers and thought, they're here. He was a little surprised. It had actually been the Fuyun Sword Clan who had arrived first.
The blades of light arrived outside the palace. The members of the Fuyun Sword Clan remained in the air as they spoke, "The Fuyun Sword Clan has come to pay the Cangye Kingdom a formal visit."
The voices pierced through the air like a sword and spread all around, sending shivers down everyone's spine.
Seated at the top level of the hotel, He Xirou stood abruptly, heart pounding. Luo Junlin, as well as Emperor Luo and his people, felt the same way.
In the past, the Royal Xuan Temple had arrived in the Nandou Nation and that was the turning point of Luo Junlin's life. Oh, the glory. But how was the attitude of the Royal Xuan Temple back then? And how was the attitude of the Fuyun Sword Clan now? The clan had come to pay the Cangye Kingdom a formal visit. The feeling that something bad was going to happen grew stronger and stronger in the emperors of the various countries seated around.
Emperor Ye stood. His sharp eyes looked outside the palace. The Fuyun Sword Clan had come to visit.
"Let's go." Emperor Ye prepared to go welcome them.
"Your Majesty," Ye Futian called out. Emperor Ye looked at him, confused.
"Ask them why they have come from here," Ye Futian said calmly. Had it been any other top power, he wouldn't have stopped Emperor Ye, but because it was the Fuyun Sword Clan, it was better to ask first.
"Ask from here?" Emperor Ye looked at Ye Futian in surprise.
Everyone at the feast looked at him as well. What on earth did this guy do in the Ancient Barren World?
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