Martial World - chapter-357
Among the countless dangerous and magnificent peaks, there was one peak
covered with thick green bamboo that was dozens of feet high.
Within this green bamboo forest, there was a lake with clear rippling
water. On this lake was a green hall that seemed to be carved from jade.
This was the land of the Blue Luan Faction – Blue Luan Palace.
Tianguang Revered Master was a Vice Island Master of Divine Phoenix
Island, and was also a Great Elder of the Blue Luan Faction. His 400th
year birthday banquet would be held here.
As Lin Ming arrived at Blue Luan Palace with Zhang Zhen, less than a
third of the seats were filled. Most of them were juniors, and not even
the direct disciples of the sects had arrived yet.
“Little Junior-apprentice Sister, that is Lin Ming.”
At a corner of Blue Luan Palace’s square, Zhan Yunjian was pointing at
Lin Ming as he spoke to a purple-clothed girl. He wasn’t afraid that
Lin Ming would find him looking at him, because it wasn’t anything out
of the ordinary.
“16 year old late Pulse Condensation period? Not bad.” The
purple-clothed girl stroked her smooth and pointed chin as she gazed at
her opponent for this banquet, her words sounding a bit old.
Zhan Yunjian wanted to laugh. He thought to himself, wasn’t this little
girl only 17 years old?
New novel chapters are published on lightnove__lworld.com“Mm, that’s
right. He is a junior of Divine Phoenix Island who is well regarded by
Fairy Maiden Qianyu. However, Divine Phoenix Island is a bit lacking in
talent these days. Ever since the Saint rank talents Fairy Maiden Qianyu
and Fairy Maiden Bingyun appeared, there hasn’t been any outstanding
heroic elite in the current young generation. Even the Vermillion Bird
Faction chief disciple Mu Dingshan and the Blue Luan Faction chief
disciple Mu Xiaoqing aren’t any better than the direct disciples of the
seven sects from the Five Element Region.” As Zhan Yunjian spoke, he
sighed, “Divine Phoenix Island has really had a great stroke of luck.
Even if the next few generations of Divine Phoenix Island are all
failures, as long as Mu Qianyu and Mu Bingyun exist, then Divine Phoenix
Island will prosper for the next several hundred years.”
In the minds of the many young heroes and elites, a Saint level talent
was like an unattainable peak that they could never approach. Even the
arrogant Zhan Yunjian had to acknowledge the difference between him and a
Saint level talent. This sort of talent would only appear in a
fourth-grade sect every hundred years; it was stroke of fate that
couldn’t be forced.
After listening to Zhan Yunjian, the purple-clothed girl smiled,
extremely bright and happily.
“Mm? Why are you smiling?” Zhan Yunjian asked.
“Hehe, I’m just smiling, it’s nothing.” The purple-clothed girl
was clearly hiding something. A 17 year old girl had limited trust, and
her mood was written all over her face.
Zhan Yunjian was puzzled; what caused this little girl to be so happy?
Was she implying that the Thundercrest Sect also had a Saint level talent?
As he thought of this, Zhan Yunjian’s expression changed. Then, he
thought of it some more and shook his head. ‘It’s unlikely. The seven
sects of the Five Element Region all closely monitor each other; even
I’m familiar with the direct disciple of the Thundercrest Sect. If they
have a Saint level talent then it’s impossible that I wouldn’t have
heard a rumor of it.’
As Zhan Yunjian thought to himself, he wasn’t too sure in his heart. If
this was true, then the balance between the seven great sects of the Five
Element Region would be broken. Once a Saint level talent grew up, it
would be hard to find a worthy opponent for them!
After half an hour passed, more and more people began filtering into Blue
Luan Palace. Many important figures began arriving one after another.
Even in a fourth-grade sect, Revolving Core masters weren’t too common.
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Revered Master finally arrived. He wore a long green robe, and he had a
three foot long white beard. His emitted a very calm and extraordinary
Behind him followed several disciples, and even Mu Qianyu was among them.
As Lin Ming saw Mu Qianyu, he was stunned for a bit.
‘Mm… something feels off?’
As he noticed her blue clothing, Lin Ming suddenly realised that this
woman was Mu Qianyu’s younger sister, Mu Bingyun. He had heard that Mu
Qianyu and Mu Bingyun were twin sisters, but normally there would be some
differences even between twins. However Mu Qianyu and Mu Bingyun seemed
almost entirely alike; there wasn’t even a mark on their face to
distinguish between them.
There was only a slight difference between their temperaments. It seemed
that Mu Bingyun was a bit less noble, a bit icier, and a bit more
Throughout the entire time, Mu Bingyun silently followed behind Tianguang
As if it were arranged, right after Tianguang Revered Master arrived, the
old Revolving Core masters of the eight sects soon followed. The front
door opened wide, and an old man in a red robe walked in with a group of
disciples. This old man’s entire face was red all over, and his steps
were light. He and his group had a ball of sacred flames embroidered on
their chests – these were all disciples from the Sunfire Sect.
“Haha, Mu Tianguang, how have you been? You haven’t changed in such a
long time!” The old man smiled. If this old man was able to call
Tianguang Revered Master by his full name, then he was naturally a
character on the same level as Tianguang Revered Master.
“Haha, I didn’t think the Sunfire Sect Sovereign would personally
come. This old man truly has face!” Mu Tianguang cupped his fists
together. Obviously, he and the Sunfire Sect Sovereign were old friends.
As the two old men greeted each other and exchanged some small talk, Lin
Ming noticed that there was a red-robed girl following behind the Sunfire
Sovereign. She looked around 18-19 years old, and her cultivation was at
the early Houtian realm. She was the girl known as the Sunfire Princess,
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all eyes had gathered on Huo Ruyan, even more so than the Sunfire
Sovereign. After all, the majority of those present were young heroes and
elites. A high level figure like the Sunfire Sovereign had no relation to
them, so they wouldn’t pay attention to someone like him. But as for
another young heroic elite like Huo Ruyan, she was someone that everyone
noticed. After all, a bit later from now, they might have to challenge
her in a contest.
As the disciples of the Sunfire Sect took their seats, they were soon
followed by those from the Thundercrest Sect. What surprised Lin Ming was
that even the Thundercrest Sect Sovereign himself had personally come.
It stood to reason that a normal Revolving Core master would come to this
birthday banquet, but a Sovereign wouldn’t personally attend. It had to
be known that there were around 20 some high-level figures like Tianguang
Revered Master in the great sects of the Five Element Region and the
South Horizon Region. If the sect Sovereigns were to attend all the
century birthday celebrations of these figures, they would have to make a
trip every five years. Making such a long and distant journey was an
arduous event, and it wasn’t like the various sect Sovereigns didn’t
have anything else to do.
After the Thundercrest Sect arrived, those from the Deep Earth Sect,
Arctic Ice Palace, and Golden Bell Mountain also arrived. Most of those
that came were Sovereigns of their sect, and the worst among them were
Vice Sovereigns, this really surprised Lin Ming.
Did Tianguang Revered Master really have such great face? A century
birthday celebration actually had so many Sovereigns in attendance?
Finally, the last one to appear was the old lady Yuhuang of Divine
Phoenix Island. As an Island Master of Divine Phoenix Island and also the
leader of the Vermillion Bird Faction, old lady Yuhuang had a status that
was even higher than Tianguang Revered Master. All the Sovereigns cupped
their hands together. Of the entire audience present, old lady Yuhuang
was the strongest; no one dared to disrespect her.
However, old lady Yuhuang had a very unpleasant expression. She gave a
few casual smiles, and then sat in the seat of honor, not speaking as an
awkward silence and sullen atmosphere floated around her.
Tianguang Revered Master was a bit embarrassed. He stood up, raised his
glass and said, “Everyone who has arrived today has shown me the
highest honor. First, I will raise a cup to you all!”
As Tianguang Revered Master spoke, he drank a toast to all the guests and
the guests all raised their glasses too, offering a number of birthday
congratulations and speeches. Then, the atmosphere of the banquet was
Lin Ming couldn’t help but whisper, “How come High Master Yuhuang is
looking at the eight sect Sovereigns with such a dour expression?”
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Zhang Zhen, who was sitting near Lin Ming, heard his question. He
reluctantly said, “I don’t know why, but I guess it’s because the
talks of the alliance didn’t go too well…”
“Alliance?” Lin Ming was stunned, and then immediately understood.
“An alliance to go against the South Sea Demon Region?”
Lin Ming had a flash of insight. No wonder so many Sovereigns and Vice
Sovereigns had arrived. They actually came to discuss such an important
matter. It seemed that Tianguang Revered Master’s birthday banquet was
just a ruse, and the truth was that they came to discuss an alliance to
resist the South Sea Demon Region.
A war between superpowers at the rank of Divine Phoenix Island and the
South Sea Demon Region wasn’t like the wars between two small
countries. Just because they declared war on each other didn’t mean
they would immediately begin. Even though these two great powers had
decided to engage each other, there were still many considerations and
preparations that had to be made. Before, Divine Phoenix Island had drawn
in the 19 third-grade sets, and now it seemed they were even trying to
draw in the fourth-grade sects from the Five Element Region. The
situation had already escalated to this degree. It was probable that the
South Sea Demon Region was also looking for their own allies!
Lin Ming said, “If Divine Phoenix Island is defeated, then would the
Five Element Region be able to live their future days in peace? Don’t
they know about the concept of co-interdependence?”
Zhang Zhen stared at Lin Ming like he was an idiot, obviously looking
down on Lin Ming’s shallow experience. “What do you mean
co-interdependence? Divine Phoenix Island is millions of miles away from
the Five Element Region. Even if it was when Silent Demon Emperor City
still existed, the Five Element Region didn’t suffer a disaster. The
reason they came here is to see if we could offer conditions to these old
fellows’ satisfaction. Now that the talks have broken down, Uncle
Master Yuhuang isn’t feeling too happy about the situation.”
“So it’s like this…” Lin Ming was already used to Zhang Zhen
looking down on him. But it didn’t matter, he really didn’t know
anything about the Five Element Region.
Zhang Zhen said, “Uncle Master Yuhuang has a very ardent and strong
personality. If you are good to her then she is friendly to everyone.
But, if she doesn’t feel comfortable, then she doesn’t care about
giving anyone face. You can see from her expression that she’s not
hiding anything at all. It looks like this banquet is going to be a
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think that Uncle Master Yuhuang won’t vent her fire here? If matters of
the alliance had come to a pleasant agreement, then the atmosphere of the
banquet would be enjoyable. But now that things have gone south, it seems
that when we compare skills I’ll have to be serious; even blood might
spill now.” As Zhang Zhen spoke, he seemed to be filled with excitement.
“Uh… will it come that?” Lin Ming’s expression changed as he
craned his neck.
“Heh, just wait and see. Uncle Master Yuhuang is not in a pleasant
mood. If anyone causes her to lose anymore face today, they might anger
her at their own peril. Just look at Senior-apprentice Brother Mu
Dingshan’s appearance.” Zhang Zhen winked with his eyes.
Lin Ming glanced at Mu Dingshan and saw that he really did have an
extremely bitter and pained expression.
“Does Senior-apprentice Brother Mu not have confidence in himself?”
“How can he have confidence like this? Senior-apprentice Brother is
fierce, and he’s no worse than any of the other direct disciple of the
Five Element Region, but now it’s one against eight. Oh, well with the
Blue Luan Faction’s Mu Xiaoqing, that makes it two against eight. How
can they resist so many of them? Now that Uncle Master Yuhuang is so
angry, losing like this will mean a miserable future for them.”
“The direct disciples of the Five Element Region aren’t some random
weaklings. Even if Senior-apprentice Brother Mu put forth his full
strength, it isn’t necessarily true that he’ll defeat them. Since
he’s going to be going all-out, it won’t be strange to see blood