Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-369
Men of Jun Wu Yi, Dongfang Wen Qing and Sikong An Ye’s status came
forward to wish farewell. Venerable Mei only nodded in an absent-minded
manner. Most of the Spirit Xuan and Sky Xuan experts were nothing in her
opinion. There was nothing wrong with the Third Master Jun and the three
Dongfang brothers when it came to it. However, Venerable Mei didn’t
wish to engage with them much since it would be rather embarrassing for
someone of her status. In fact, she’d even wish to economize on the
She hadn’t even paid attention to what they had spoken since the worry
in her own mind hadn’t been settled yet. A long, long while passed in
this manner. She then raised her head towards the sky, and saw a river of
stars along with a bright moon…
[It’s night time already!]
[I didn’t pay attention that so much time passed while I was immersed
in thoughts. But, what was I thinking about? What had me so entranced?
This has never happened to me before? What is happening to me…?]
Then, she turned around, but noticed that only three people remained
there. The Tiger and the Lion Beast Kings had already led the Xuan Beasts
into the forests in a calm and quiet manner. A faint cloud of dust could
be seen in the depths of the sky above the forest. The faint dust that
had spread in the air was obviously due to the retreat of the Xuan
[This is very unusual. So many Xuan Beasts have retreated. They may have
retreated in an orderly and peaceful manner. But, they still must’ve
made a tremendous noise. But, I still didn’t notice any of it. I
haven’t been this absent-minded for nearly a hundred years…]
Venerable Mei didn’t care about the human allied forces. They had also
retreated in a neat order some time back. Even the dead bodies on the
ground had been taken away. The only exceptions were the bodies of the
father-and-son duo — Li Jue Tian and Li Teng Yun. One had turned to
ash, while the other was a pile of meat. The allied forces had buried
them in haste. In fact, they had basically piled-on a mound of earth on
top of them. The setting sun had shone upon that mound, and a white plank
of wood stood upon it. This plank had obviously been chopped from a
nearby tree. It looked rather conspicuous. A barely legible line had been
carelessly written on it —”The tomb of the Li father and son.”
Not a single word was written apart from that.
He had been one of the Great Masters of his generation. He had been
well-regarded in the past. But, he had been very arrogant. And, he had
unexpectedly met such a miserable and gloomy fate in the end…
Venerable Mei became clear-headed when she saw that plank of wood. She
decided to take a closer look at the plank. Then, she laughed bitterly
before she muttered, “The Second Great Master is dead. His reputation is
gone too. He’s just like a common beggar who’s hungry and cold.”
She sighed and her eyes flitted around. Only the four of them were left
amidst this grand mountainous forest.
Over a month of fighting, blame, and grievances had come to an end. The
heroes and experts from around the world had gathered there. But, they
had also dispersed like the scattering clouds.
Everything was back to the way it used to be. However, the number of the
living had reduced…
There was still a faint scent of blood in the air, and this made this
wide expanse of open area seem even more miserable.
“You fought Lei Bao Yu and Bu Kuang Feng. How do you feel about it?
You’ve measured the four Great Masters who had come here. How do you
feel about the strengths of the Eight Great Masters? I wish to know where
you place the strength of our Tian Fa against the Elusive World of
Venerable Mei placed her hands behind her back, and looked into the
distance for a long time after she had asked this. It seemed that the
three individuals who stood beside her had been asked a very dull
question. However, the three Xuan Beast Kings felt an immense pressure.
“Those two men… were very fierce… and quite difficult to deal
with…” Long Crane had carefully thought about the situation of the
battlefield a while ago. So, his flat and long mouth expressed his view,
“Their strength was greater than that of the four Great Masters who had
arrived today. In fact, they were stronger than Li Jue Tian — the
greatest of the Four Great Masters. Moreover, their swords worked in
perfect harmony when they joined hands to fight. Their strength was also
increased by many-folds when that happened. The chances of victory are
lesser than that of defeat if we three fought them… even if we were in
our original forms. And, this is merely an assessment based on the
strength they had displayed in that one instance…”
“I agree with what the Third Elder Brother has spoken. The Elusive World
of Immortals’ Lei Bao Yu and Bu Kuang Feng had only displayed the tip
of the iceberg when it comes to the determination of their strength.
Their true strength would be somewhat higher than that of our Tian Fa.”
The Snake Queen stroked the hair in front of her forehead, and the
expression on her face became serious.
“’Somewhat higher than us…’ Is too conservative an argument! I
won’t dare to exaggerate our hopes! I feel that their strength superior
to ours. In fact, it’s much higher than ours!” Venerable Mei slowly
turned around, and spoke in a chilling manner, “Your progress has been
very slow! I’m very disappointed in all of you!”
The faces of Long Crane and the other two Beast Kings turned red as they
lowered their heads.
“The Three Sacred Lands are very fierce… and the Tian Fa forest… has
been declining very fast over the past few years… Perhaps we’ll
end-up losing the title of a Fearsome Place in the near future. What a
shame! He he… Big Bear and Long Crane!” Venerable Mei sneered and
continued, “The two of you had guaranteed me something when you lost the
Sacred Fruit. What would the two of you do if we have no news of it after
the three years have passed?”
Venerable Mei’s tone had become very sharp.
Long Crane and Big Bear straightened-up their bodies, and replied in a
solemn tone, “Rest assured, Eldest. We two brothers will remove our heads
if things go south when the time comes!”
“Humph!” Venerable Mei said in a dark tone, “Do you two think that your
heads are… that valuable?”
Everyone remained silent for a while.
How could the heads of the two Beast Kings not be valuable? However, what
would significance would the removal of their head bear if the things
took a turn for the worse? It would only reduce the strength of their
side for no reason. One genuinely couldn’t understand what these two
Venerable Mei looked up and thought in silence. [‘Tian Fa won’t find
what it seeks. The Beast Kings will die. The Tian Fa’s million will
depend of the success of failure of one person’. What profound meaning
was hidden behind these words? ‘Tian Fa won’t find what it seeks’.
This line’s meaning has already been cleared out. But, what did the
other words mean?]
Venerable Mei figured that they next phrase indicated a major change in
the circumstances regarding the Beast Kings’ fate. That would explain
“the Beast Kings will die” part. It would certainly seem so, but one
couldn’t be sure. However, the last part regarding “The Tian Fa’s
million will depend of the success of failure of one person” was still a
[What does this mean at the end of it all?]
“Eldest… since you wanted to receive that kid as a disciple… so why
not…” Snake King asked.
“I obviously have other means,” Venerable Mei leisurely looked into the
distance and spoke slowly, “How can I let him escape so easily from my
palms? Wouldn’t it be too much if I can’t even educate him on his
She had become very cold and gloomy by the time she had spoken those last
few words. In fact, her teeth had started to gnash with anger within her
mouth. The three Beast Kings had known her for many years. So, they
trembled as they thought about how she would to take her revenge. They
couldn’t help as they looked at each other in dismay. [Eldest wants to
take him in as a disciple. But, she wants to take revenge? What kind of a
sinister and ocean-deep hatred do you possess for this kid?]
“I’m on the verge of a breakthrough. I had a flash of realization
during today’s battle. The path of non-penance is the better option if
one wishes to break through the final barrier. One must travel this
Venerable Mei then laughed a bit and spoke, “Bear King, Crane King… the
two of you will guard Tian Fa properly. You won’t leave it for the next
two years. Meanwhile, Green hunter and I will go and explore the world.”
She sighed after she finished speaking. One would see that Venerable
Mei’s clear and limpid eyes were full of loss and contradiction if they
could go beyond her black cloth and see her face.
Big Bear and Long Crane bowed and agreed.
Venerable Mei remained stationed in a calm manner as the curtain of night
descended upon the land below. The biting-cold wind started to rise on
the top of the mountain. Venerable Mei wasn’t using her Xuan Qi to
protect her body. There was a fluttering sound on the summit as her black
cloak left her body, and fluttered away in the wind. The figure that had
been hidden underneath it was surprisingly the exquisite figure of a
woman. In fact, this figure could bring a ‘rise’ within any man even
if they saw it vaguely from the side…
That peerless beauty could awaken feelings of first love…
The mere outline of her figure would leave the entire world to mutter,
“What a beautiful woman!”. The other women would be left to feel
inferior. She hadn’t revealed her true features, but the manner in
which she stood in the wind had already displayed her peerless and
refined structure. In fact, the moon in the sky had already lost its
luster in front of her beauty.
The sky had turned dark by now.
The most refined and elegant creation still remained gracefully upright
on the summit. She didn’t move herself, but her elegant body swayed
magnificently in the night-wind…
A person had seemingly been sighing softly for a long time. That
person’s voice seemed low… as if they were talking in their sleep.
And, their voice became even fainter as it wafted through the air…
“I… how should… I treat you…?”
The whistling night-winds breezed away, and those words lingered
continued to linger within. Then, that magnificent and exquisitely
beautiful figure flashed. And, darkness truly descended on the world
The last touch of light had apparently gone out. The sky had become dark
a while ago, but the figure on top of the mountain had seemingly emitted
the radiance of a green lotus that grew atop a snowy mountain peak. And,
that last bit of light had also disappeared after she left…
The greater part of the allied forced had already scattered after the
humans had returned to the Southern Heaven City. They had suffered a
crushing defeat. And, the strongest faction of the humans — the Xue Hun
Manor — had been thoroughly crushed. Even Li Jue Tian — one of the
Eight Great Masters — had died. However, the final outcome of the
battle was that the Xuan Beasts of Tian Fa had returned to their forest.
Moreover, they weren’t going to trouble humanity anymore. Thus, the
basic aim of the allied forces had been achieved. No one was idle at this
time. Each person was moving-about, and was bidding their farewells.
However, the person who had been most in the limelight during that war
— Jun Wu Yi — had a worried frown on his face.
Jun Mo Xie had gone missing!
The Young Master had mysteriously disappeared, and hadn’t returned
since. And, this had frightened everyone! Everyone was very worried.
People like the Solitary Falcon and Dongfang Wen Qing searched
everywhere, but they couldn’t even find a trace of him. So, Jun Wu Yi
helplessly decided to postpone the return trip, and planned for everyone
to rest in the meanwhile.
However, he was completely unaware of the things that were happening in
the world while he was recuperating. The Xuan experts from every powerful
family which had participated in this war were wantonly propagandizing
the Jun Family’s might after they had departed from the Southern Heaven
City. Therefore, the Jun Family’s reputation had sky-rocketed to the
top in the brief time of a few days…
The Jun Family had always been regarded as a famous family. But, that was
mainly due to its military prestige. A common family of the society
couldn’t provoke the Jun Family. However, this didn’t mean that the
other families couldn’t… especially when it came to the families
which had Sky Xuan or Spirit Xuan experts to keep watch over them…
The factions that nobody would provoke weren’t many in number. The
Silver Blizzard City and the Xue Hun Manor were amongst the handful of
factions that no one would dare to provoke…
However, the circumstances were different now. In fact, they were
entirely different. Who wouldn’t know that the Jun Family had a patron
in a man who could be regarded as the ‘strongest under the heavens’?
And, this shocking news had spread like a storm across the entire