Xi Chiyao didn’t seem to mind, however. She knew a little about some of Ye Futian’s past and knew of Ye Futian’s character. He was not an ungrateful person.
Therefore, Xi Chiyao didn’t think she needed to say anything. As long as she did it, there was no need to mention it, and Ye Futian would not forget what she had done for him.
Moreover, Ye Futian’s choice to leave just now was the best choice in itself because there was not much sense in staying.
However, the people in West Imperial Palace were not very happy with him. It seemed to them that Ye Futian had gotten all the benefits with no repercussions.
The island had been plundered by all the cultivators. It didn’t take long for Celestial Mountain to be stripped entirely completely; not even a tree was left, nor any plants, which was quite astounding.
Afterward, they came to Xi Chiyao and surrounded her. Some cultivator from the Ancient God Clan asked her, “Xi Chiyao, what did you get?”
Xi Chiyao glanced at the man and responded, “I got no more than you.”
“You had helped Ye Futian, so he should be returning to the West Imperial Palace, right?” Some cultivators guessed. Xi Chiyao and Ye Futian had worked together; therefore, the West Imperial Palace must have played a significant role. Otherwise, why would the cultivators from the West Imperial Palace arrange the Raindrop Divine Matrix?
“Why are you asking me where he’s going?” Xi Chiyao asked with a smile. Upon hearing her words, a coldness came out from these people, and a pressure of might fell on her. Although the cultivators from the West Imperial Palace were unhappy with Xi Chiyao’s decision, they came forward at this moment and scolded, “Insolent creatures!”
Xi Chiyao’s face turned icy as well. Her eyes became wickedly enchanting and indifferent. A faint chill was released from her. She said coldly, “Don’t forget, everyone, the place where you are standing now is the West Sea Domain.”
And the West Sea Domain was the territory of the West Imperial Palace. Even if it was other Ancient God Clan, would they dare to challenge the goddess of West Imperial Place in the West Sea Domain?
The expressions on these cultivators spoke volumes. They had come this time purely based on rumors, and the top-level cultivators were not with them. In this West Sea Domain, if the top figures of the West Imperial Palace were to rush over as reinforcements, none of them would end up well.
“We will make it public that the West Imperial Palace and Ye Futian have teamed up. If West Imperial Palace wants to become a public enemy in the Divine Prefecture, we will make it a reality,” someone threatened coldly. It was not a total exaggeration to speak of Ye Futian as a public enemy in the Divine Prefecture. Everyone knew that Ye Futian was the successor of Emperor Ye Qing, who was the enemy of Donghuang Imperial Palace. This made him a natural enemy of the Divine Prefecture.
“Let’s go!” These people flickered away and withdrew from this area. After a while, they had all disappeared. Although they made some gains, the biggest gain was reaped by Ye Futian. He might have swept away an imperial-level treasure and had now fled away.
“The West Imperial Palace didn’t get anything out of this; we had just given it all away for nothing. Furthermore, we have offended all the major forces in the Divine Prefecture and possibly caused the displeasure of Donghuang Imperial Palace. Is this the result that the goddess wanted?” Xi Chiyao’s uncle remarked coldly.
After the outsiders had left, he no longer maintained any formalities as he had before. He didn’t even address her as Chiyao but called her “goddess” instead. Obviously, he was still sore from before, when Xi Chiyao overruled him with her title and status.
“My uncle is worrying too much. The relationship between the principalities of the Divine Prefecture has never been particularly friendly anyway. There was no offense to speak of. Donghuang Imperial Palace has never really interfered much in affairs among these principalities anyways. As for giving everything away,” Xi Chiyao smiled, “I’m afraid I don’t much agree with that sentiment either.”
“Humph.” The other man didn’t buy it and snorted coldly. He said, “I will report the situation to the palace lord after returning to the West Imperial Palace.”
“Uncle, you are free to do whatever you wish.” Xi Chiyao smiled gently as if she didn’t care about anything that had taken place here.
“Let’s go,” another person said, and the group nodded. They then left through the air and proceeded to make their way back to the West Imperial Palace.
In this area of the sea, only a barren island was left. There was nothing that remained to suggest anything celestial about the place. After being looted, it was nothing but a deserted island now.
The news that Ye Futian had obtained the relic from the ancient Imperial celestial mountain quickly spread in the West Sea Domain and rocked the entire West Sea Domain.
Not long ago, Ye Futian had caused an uproar in Yingzhou City, whose attacks on the West Sea Domain Chief’s Manor had severely limited the mobility of its cultivators. The Domain Chief’s Manor did not even participate in this event, which suggested the magnitude of their fear as caused by Ye Futian.
What happened in Yingzhou City had made Ye Futian famous. However, afterward, Ye Futian had gotten hold of the Deity Map and swept away the relic, which caught everyone by surprise. What was the role that Daoist Monk Mu played in all this?
Soon, there were all kinds of speculations circulating in the West Sea Domain. After stealing the Deity Map, some said that Daoist Monk Mu went to the West Imperial Palace and offered to work with them. Then, the West Imperial Palace found Ye Futian to work for them, and together they joined forces to take away the relic.
Now, had Ye Futian gone to West Imperial Palace to share the loot?
The relationship between Ye Futian and Xi Chiyao, the goddess of West Imperial Palace, must be very good.
But Ye Futian did not go to the West Imperial Palace. At this time, he was on top of Jiuyi Celestial Mountain, where Ye Futian stood quietly on a peak, his white hair flying in the wind.
At this time, a figure flickered and appeared behind Ye Futian, calling out, “Palace Lord.”
The person who came was Daoist Monk Mu.
Daoist Monk Mu looked at Ye Futian, many different emotions flitting through his eyes. Word in Jiuyi City claimed that Ye Futian had obtained the relics of the ancient emperor.
“Does the Palace Lord really have it?” Daoist Monk Mu asked Ye Futian in slight disbelief.
Ye Futian turned his head to look at Taoist Mu and nodded.
“Whew…” Daoist Monk Mu took a deep breath. The divine treasure had been obtained by Ye Futian, which was also what he dreamed of. If he were to work on his own, it would probably be an incredibly difficult task. But Ye Futian had done it, just like that.
“Does it belong to the Western Imperial Palace, or?” Daoist Monk Mu asked again. He shouldn’t have asked anymore, but his strong desire to know compelled him to pose the question. This was very important, but it was especially important to him.
“Xi Chiyao has helped a lot. Without her help, it would be difficult to get it so quickly. We are in a cooperative relationship. This time, we obtained the divine treasure, so we will not cheat West Imperial Palace of what is theirs in the future,” Ye Futian responded. Daoist Monk Mu understood immediately.
It was completely different from the rumors circulating on the outside world. It was not the West Imperial Palace in the lead, but it was cooperation between Ye Futian and Goddess Xi Chiyao. Xi Chiyao helped Ye Futian obtain the divine treasure.
This also meant that Ye Futian was the dominant lead and the divine treasure belonged to him—not the West Imperial Palace.
“How are the matters here that needed to be handled?” Ye Futian asked.
“It’s all been handled,” Daoist Monk Mu responded.
“Go and pick up your family?” Ye Futian said.
“Yes,” Daoist Monk Mu nodded. Without saying anything further, the two disappeared above the mountain together, leaving Jiuyi City.
After picking up Daoist Monk Mu’s family members on this trip, they returned to the Ziwei Segmentum to begin the next step—alchemy.
In the Ziwei Segmentum, at Ziwei Imperial Palace, Ye Futian returned with Daoist Monk Mu and his family.
The deputy palace lord of the Ziwei Imperial Palace, Renhuang Chen, came out to greet them. He came to Ye Futian and said, “The palace lord has returned.”
“Mmm,” Ye Futian nodded, “How is everything?”
“Everything is good.” Renhuang Chen said, “After the incident at Donghua Palace, everyone is a little worried about Palace Lord being outside alone. But they will be relieved to know that you have returned safely.”
At Donghua Palace, Chief Xihai had slain Mo Yunzi as a show of force. As a result, Ye Futian asked the others to leave while he stayed behind by himself.
“The West Sea Domain Chief’s Manor has paid the price. From now on, no one will dare to touch us when we are out and about,” Ye Futian said confidently. “However, now the world is embroiled in chaos, and the Original Realm is a mess. If we want to open up the Ziwei Segmentum, we will need to be much stronger. This hope has to be carried by you, Renhuang Chen.”
“Me?” Renhuang Chen was a little stunned at first but then understood what Ye Futian meant. He said with a smile, “Although I have been through the first divine tribulation many years ago, the second divine tribulation seems to elude me; I am afraid it will be a little difficult.”
In the Ziwei Segmentum, his realm was the highest. Ye Futian said that the hope was on him; it was naturally meant to encourage him, hoping that he would become the first cultivator here to survive the second Divine Tribulation of the Great Path.
“Renhuang Chen is now in charge of the Ziwei Scepter, and there is the starry cultivation court. I will draw the Imperial Star to resonate with Renhuang Chen, so you can use this to comprehend and cultivate. Renhuang Chen must have confidence in this as well,” said Ye Futian.
Renhuang Chen showed a strange look when he heard Ye Futian’s words, but he nodded soberly. “Palace Lord is right, of course. I am getting on in age, and it kills my ambition. The Ziwei Segmentum was also far too comfortable before Palace Lord appeared.”
“This is Daoist Monk Mu and his family. He’s an alchemist of the Tribulation Plane.” Ye Futian introduced Daoist Monk Mu Renhuang Chen, who was a little impressed. He nodded slightly to Daoist Monk Mu, who also nodded back in acknowledgment.
“There are still some things to be done. I need to trouble you to accompany Daoist Monk Mu,” Ye Futian said again. He needed to get some people to come here, and Daoist Monk Mu would also assemble a team of alchemists for him.
“Of course,” Renhuang Chen agreed readily.
“Let’s go to the cultivation court first,” Ye Futian said, then moving forward in that direction. The group came to the starry cultivation court, and many people came to greet him.
“You are back.” Hua Jieyu came up to him.
“Mmm,” Ye Futian stepped forward and took her hand. He then looked around the crowd and said, “I may have to retreat for some time. You don’t need to be concerned about me; just go on with your cultivation.”
Everyone laughed when they heard what he said. He had just gotten back, and now he wanted to go into retreat right away. All they could do was smile and shake their heads as they walked away.
“Come with me,” Ye Futian said to Daoist Monk Mu. He walked with Hua Jieyu while Daoist Monk Mu followed behind. They came to a place in the starry sky, and Ye Futian faced Daoist Monk Mu. “You cultivated the lotus of creation. I will teach you a cultivation method of the flaming Great Path. Do not resist me.”
“Yes.” Daoist Monk Mu looked serious as he nodded, opening up his consciousness. A divine light shot out of Ye Futian. It directly burrowed into Daoist Monk Mu’s brow chakra as he passed the method to him.
After a while, Daoist Monk Mu opened his eyes, his heart beating quickly, and a brilliance flashed through his eyes.
This was the divine method passed down by the Great Emperor.
Ye Futian passed this on to him at this moment because, obviously, he didn’t fully trust Daoist Monk Mu until he came here with his family just now. Finally, Ye Futian felt comfortable enough to treat him as one of his own, but Daoist Monk Mu could understand it. After all, the way they got to know each other was kind of irregular.
“Thank you, Palace Lord.” Daoist Monk Mu bowed down to thank him. Ye Futian had passed divine method to him. His action spoke volumes as to the kind of person he was.
“No need to be formal. You and Renhuang Chen have some hard work ahead of you, and this matter must be done flawlessly.” Ye Futian said, “If you encounter someone powerful that you want to recruit, you may teach parts of the divine method when necessary.”
“Understood.” Daoist Monk Mu nodded, then turned to leave. He would work hard to recruit an alchemy team worthy of Ye Futian!
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