The Silly Alchemist - chapter-778
Chapter 778 – The Chosen One [Finale]
Soaring Sky Empireâ€™s intentions were clear now. They were holding the
entire city hostage.Ye Lang could run, the Ye family could run- but what
about the rest of the citizens?
Ye Lang had many friends here. The Romantic Floor was a good example.
Could he care for so many people? He couldnâ€™t. It would be impossible.
At the same time, how could he let the rest of the civilians die? That
That voice was not the Soaring Sky Emperorâ€™s, but everyone knew it was
a representative of his instructions. Who else could mobilise such a huge
â€œWhat do you want?â€ asked Ye Lang, looking up at the sky. His voice
rang across the entire city and up into the sky.
â€œSame thing. You join Soaring Sky and you shall enjoy riches and power!
Itâ€™ll be good for you, good for me, good for everyone. Itâ€™s not even
a difficult thing. Youâ€™ll live a good life and get to save the entire
city,â€ said the voice.
â€œSounds like a fair trade. I enjoy life, everyone gets to live,â€ said
Ye Lang mildly.
â€œYes, it is!â€
â€œAlright! I agree with your terms!â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œYou donâ€™t have to say a word. This is the best way, and the only
way. They just want me. It doesnâ€™t matter,â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œIâ€™ll go with you!â€ Zhao Yarou was the first to speak. Not only
because she didnâ€™t want to leave him, but also because she wanted to
take responsibility for such an outcome too.
The rest of the girls also wanted to come with.
Their message was clear- they were willing to die alongside Ye Lang if it
came to that!
â€œWhy would you all come with me? Iâ€™ll go alone!â€ said Ye Lang,
shaking his head.
â€œNo, I must go with you! The last time we let you leave alone, you
disappeared for ten years! We donâ€™t want to lose you for another ten
years! I cannot afford another heartbreak!â€ The seventh princess clung
to Ye Lang tightly, as if she was clinging to life itself.
â€œDonâ€™t say that! Iâ€™ll think of a way to solve the problem after I
go!â€ Ye Langâ€™s brows were furrowed.
â€œWhat can you do? Stop lying to us! You may be an alchemy prodigy, you
may be Lady Luckâ€™s son but youâ€™re still powerless right now! Youâ€™re
going against the military of an entire empire!â€ Zhao Yarou grabbed Ye
Langâ€™s hand and said calmly. There was a terrifying rage hiding behind
this calm facade.
â€œDonâ€™t worry about me, I have many tricks up my sleeve. Little Xin
can help meâ€¦â€
â€œRight, you still have Little Xin. She can control thoseâ€¦â€
Everyone seemed to see a ray of hope. Although they hadnâ€™t witnessed
her in action before, they chose to believe him.
But another message came from the skies that killed their hopes and
â€œDonâ€™t even think of using that reanimated spirit on us! We have
explosives on every ship! If anything happens, we will shut down all
alchemy appliances and crash our ships into your city! The explosives
will make your city blow up beautifully.â€
â€œFine, looks like I have to use my ultimate weapon. Just enjoy the
show, you will witness unprecedented magnificence! Be safe and activate
the defense systems!â€ Ye Lang grinned and prepared to leave. It sounded
like a pep talk before a battle.
But before he could take two steps, he stopped because the group of girls
â€œDonâ€™t follow me, Iâ€™m really going to unleash my ultimate trick.
With you all here, Iâ€™d be distracted looking out for you,â€ said Ye
â€œDo you trust me!â€
â€œThen wait here!â€
â€œLook, a flying boat!â€
â€œThe skyâ€™s filled with them, donâ€™t think you can trick us!â€
â€œFine, Iâ€™m begging you. Let me go alone. I will come back. If I am
captured and brought to Soaring Sky, you can come with. Weâ€™ll all be
traitors of Soaring Sky together!â€ said Ye Lang exasperatedly.
The crowd fell silent. It was true. If Ye Lang went over to Soaring
Skyâ€™s side, it could be a safer option. When Soaring Sky unified the
world, it did not matter who was from which empire. They all belonged to
Ye City had always been neutral, it didnâ€™t matter which side they ended
As for Vermilion Bird and Ai La, at this point, they would not blame Ye
Lang if that happened. They would also want Ye Lang to have some peace
living in Soaring Sky.
â€œThen weâ€™ll all be the traitors of Soaring Sky togetherâ€¦â€ said
Were they really so proud of being traitors? Also, they both came from
Soaring Sky. And Zhao Yarou used to be the empress.
â€œAlright, will you let me go now? Just enjoy the show. Remember to take
care of Fatty, sheâ€™s not like you guys, she isnâ€™t strong enough to
protect herselfâ€¦ Oh, take care of Sha Lan too, my new student.â€ Ye
Lang mentioned Sha Lan when she gestured, reminding him of her presence.
Hmmph, who are you calling your new student? Iâ€™m here to learn about
alchemy, not become your student.
â€œWhat are you going to do?â€ Zhao Yarou sensed that Ye Lang was going
to do something drastic.
â€œYouâ€™ll see!â€ Ye Lang grinned and left in a flash. He stepped onto
the spare capsule on the flying back and lifted off alone once again.
â€œUh, where is the emperor of Soaring Sky? Come out if youâ€™re here! I
need to talk to you!â€ announced Ye Lang when he was up in the air.
â€œQuite hiding, I know youâ€™re here. I can sense it,â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œWhy can you sense it?â€ came the Soaring Sky emperorâ€™s voice. He
did not attempt to hide.
â€œBecause youâ€™re Little Sevenâ€™s father, also my fatherâ€™s friend.
Iâ€™m very familiar with your aura,â€ said Ye Lang with a smile. He
looked out at the emperor, who was standing on an airship that was
identical to every other ship in the horde.
Although this emperorâ€™s antics were crazy, at least he had the courage
to stand in the frontlines.
â€œThereâ€™s no need to talk to me about that. Itâ€™s useless for you to
suck up to me now. Do you know what I had to sacrifice because of
you?!â€ said the emperor.
â€œYour sacrifices will be worth it! Letâ€™s not talk up here. Why not we
just land our ships. I will go with you to Soaring Sky,â€ said Ye Lang.
â€œLittle Ye Lang, donâ€™t you dare try pulling a stunt! Donâ€™t think I
donâ€™t know that with your abilities, if I get close to you, youâ€™ll
take me down.â€ The emperor eyed him cautiously.
â€œYou knew that too? Hehe, then you can just get your guards to get me.
But I think you should land too. Thereâ€™s too much wind up here,â€ said
Ye Lang with a grin.
â€œThere, Chu Jiu will be waiting for you. He has something to tell you
anyway,â€ said the emperor, pointing at a point on the ground. It was a
space not far from the city. There was a crowd of Soaring Sky people here.
â€œAlso, youâ€™ve got to swear that youâ€™ll go with me to Soaring Sky
and behave yourself.â€
â€œI swear Iâ€™ll go with you all to Soaring Sky and I will behave
myself!â€ said Ye Lang immediately, though everyone felt like it was
No one would suspect Ye Langâ€™s words because he never broke his
promises. If he said it, he would do it.
Everyone realised the situation had taken a turn. It meant Ye Lang was
willing to work with Soaring Sky to sacrifice himself for the good of
He said he had a trick up his sleeve. Was this it?
Everyone was upset but at this point of the plot, they were helpless!
â€œAlright, time for you to get down. I will then make my soldiers
retreat!â€ Since heâ€™d already gotten what he wanted, the emperor did
not continue to threaten Ye City. It was not a good idea for him to do
â€œYou donâ€™t have to do that now, I havenâ€™t left yet,â€ said Ye
Lang. â€œWeâ€™ll talk when both of us are on the ground. I wonâ€™t do
anything to you, donâ€™t worry.â€
â€œâ€¦Alright.â€ The emperor felt like Ye Lang was acting suspicious but
also thought there was nothing for him to fear because if Ye Lang changed
his mind, the emperor could invade Ye City immediately.
However, the emperor still maintained a distance between them. He landed
one hundred metres away from Ye Lang. At that point, Ye Lang was talking
to Chu Jiu.
â€œUh, Chu Jiu? What did you want to tell me?â€ asked Ye Lang after
landing as he watched the emperor land.
â€œI want to talk to you about something. Something that will create
peace for the world. Youâ€™re the only who can do it,â€ said Chu Jiu.
â€œIâ€™m not that important, donâ€™t say that!â€ Ye Lang furrowed his
â€œBut it is true. Youâ€™re the only one who has close ties with every
side, and can rally support from everyone. This matter will not be
impossible as long as youâ€™re the one speaking to them,â€ said Chu Jiu.
He was about to say something when Ye Lang turned and said something
surprising to the emperor.
â€œYour Majesty, thereâ€™s actually something Iâ€™ve been meaning to talk
to you about! Do you know that alchemy is a magical thing? Everything in
the world can be a precursor for an alchemy reaction, just like the
Ye Lang moved his hand subtly and a gigantic pillar grew beneath his
feet. It was made of the essence of the earth, robust as ever!
The pillar lifted him high up in the air to a spot where no one could
approach for the moment.
Not sure out of luck or misfortune, Chu Jiu, who was next to him, also
ended up high in the air on the pillarâ€¦
â€œWhat are you doingâ€¦ Donâ€™t you think of itâ€¦ My men will invade
immediatelyâ€¦â€ The emperor sensed that something bad was going to
Zhao Yarou and the rest were watching Ye Lang intently, eyes gleaming
with anticipation. They were waiting for Ye Lang and his miracles to
eliminate all these people.
Although it seemed unbelievable, with Ye Lang, they felt like everything
â€œCalm down, this is just the beginning. This is just a change in
physical form of matter. The next partâ€™s more exciting. Alchemy can
also change the qualities of matter, for example, airâ€¦â€ said Ye Lang.
Air? What did he mean? What could air do?
They stared in confusion as Ye Lang quickly drew an alchemy formation in
the air. The formation expanded with every stroke. Forgetting about
everything else, just this sight was magnificent. It was a beautifully
A glittering formation rose into the air. To everyone, it felt like the
process was slow but all this actually happened in a very short period.
Up in the sky, when the formation arrived at the designated point,
powerful rays of light shot out of it. Space seemed to contort and rip at
â€œBoom!â€ whispered Ye Lang.
Perhaps from his tone, everyone thought the explosion would be gentleâ€¦
But to their shock, the scale of the explosion was of an unfathomable
When the alchemy formation exploded, in the beginning, it did not explode
outwards but implode inwards so everything nearby was sucked inside.
Everyone was horrified at how the airships were dragged inside.
Then, the formation exploded on the magnitude of a natural disaster. It
looked like the end of the world.
A blinding white light destroyed everything around it. A small portion of
airships was vaporised in an instant. The next shockwave was worse.
A strong explosion must bring with it a blast of shockwaves. And it was
also a display of how powerful the explosion was!
The shockwaves seemed to roll across the skies like a blanket in all
directions, a hundred times stronger than any windstorm they had
witnessed. In a second, the concentrated horde of airships in the sky was
sent tumbling at high speed in all directions.
In the face of such strong impact, each airship would definitely meet the
fate of crashing into the ground! And the people on them all died the
instant the shockwaves hit!
The shockwaves did not affect the airships in the sky. The people on the
ground felt it too. Dust and the Soaring Sky foot soldiers surrounding
the city were blown far backwards, landing far from the city.
Anyone who was slightly weaker died crashing into the ground!
It wasâ€¦ terrifying!
When the cloud of dust dissipated, everyone watched in stunned silence.
If they hadnâ€™t seen it with their own eyes, they would not have
believed one person could destroy one empireâ€™s entire military in one
At the same time, if Ye City hadnâ€™t activated its defense mechanisms,
it wouldâ€™ve been flattened too. Everyone had chills just thinking about
What formation was that? Did it only use air? Questions raced through
their minds, especially driving Sha Lan and the rest of the alchemists
Ye Langâ€™s alchemy was enough to annihilate the world. From today on, no
one would dare call an alchemist weak.
â€œWhereâ€™s Ye Lang?â€
They realised the tall pillar had been broken by the blast too. Ye Lang
The crowd of Tian Heavenly Level girls got into action, rushing towards
where Ye Lang had been at lightning speed. They also calculated the
strength of the blast to search for where Ye Lang could be.
Ye Cityâ€™s soldiers were also mobilised. Some to look for Ye Lang, at
the same time cleaning up the battlefield, rescuing anyone who still
could be savedâ€¦
The girls screamed in panic as they searchedâ€¦
â€œCough, coughâ€¦ Iâ€™m here! Itâ€™s all Chu Jiuâ€™s fault! Why did you
grab me like that for no reason? It made me grab the Water Moon Mirror a
moment too late and got blasted all the way here!â€
Ye Lang appeared before everyone, with an embarrassed Chu Jiu by his side.
The girls were silent, then immediately rushed to hug him. Ye Lang had
limited surface area so only two girls could hug him but the rest did not
care. They all ended up in a group hug.
Ye Lang, who could not withstand the force, collapsed on the ground and
they all piled on him.
Everyone was jealous, for this was a group of the most beautiful girls on
the mainland hugging Ye Langâ€¦
â€کItâ€™s all done! The mainland should be at peace now, and I can go
play again!â€™ thought Ye Lang. Soaring Sky no longer had any power. The
outcome was obvious- the mainland would return to its peaceful state.
Peace across the mainland was supposed to be the end result anyway,
though Ye Lang put a twist in the ending! He introduced a whole new power
â€œEw, Iâ€™m not doing that! Let someone else do it! Cousin, you can do
it. Also, Zhao Yarou, you can do it too! Youâ€™ve done it before!â€
Ye Lang was adamant in refusing it. He did not accept the unanimous
â€œI could but other people would not be satisfied! Youâ€™re the only one
who will be the most suited for this!â€ said Princess Longji with a
Then, Zhao Yarou said, â€œI have done it before, I can help you deal with
this but itâ€™s still best you take the seat. Other people would not be
satisfied with me either.â€
â€œYou think theyâ€™d be satisfied if it were me?â€ Ye Lang furrowed his
â€œYep! Youâ€™re the only person everyone agrees on!â€ said everyone at
the same time.
What were they talking about?
It was about the emperorâ€™s position! The emperor of the human race
across the mainland!
Every major power had discussed it and they thought the most suitable
person was still Ye Lang. He was the only one everybody supported.
Returning to the original state was also possible but problems still
remained. War could still happen!
After many years of war, Vermilion Bird, Ai La and other small kingdoms
had already merged together. If they split now, there would be conflict.
This was the funny part. Merging wasnâ€™t the problem, splitting was what
would cause fights.
It was just like splitting inheritance. Everything must be split equally,
but everyone had different standards of what â€کequalâ€™ meant. That was
the start of conflict.
The person who analysed all of this was Chu Jiu.
Additionally, he pointed out that some kingdoms had already disappeared
under Soaring Skyâ€™s rule. Who would these areas belong to? Soaring Sky
did not have any military power now, other powers would start to fight
them for it.
Ye Lang had performed a true extermination, solving Ye Cityâ€™s problems
but bringing more problems to the entire mainland. An empire with no
ability to defend itself would be the target of war for everyone else.
That meant there would never be peace!
The only solution was for the entire mainland to become one empire,
treating the outcome as Soaring Sky having swallowed and merged with
Vermilion Bird and Ai La. Then, they must choose an emperor now. Should
they choose Vermilion Birdâ€™s emperor? Or Ai La? Or someone else?
They made many suggestions but there was never unanimous agreement!
No one would yield and the discussion became meaningless. Any resentment
now would just result in future wars. Might as well return all the land
back to their respective countries, following the initial map and
ignoring everything else.
Someone suddenly thought of Ye Lang. And when his name was mentioned, no
one opposed it. They had always been in support of him anyway. Also, if
you didnâ€™t like Ye Lang, he could just destroy you with his alchemy.
It was a surprising result!
They did not think Ye Lang would be a good emperor but he was the most
suitable candidate for now. If he could take the throne, then there would
be a stabilising period for nations to return to peace.
The empire would be divided into three regions: Soaring Sky, Vermilion
Bird and Ai La. These three places would be ruled by their original
nobles but without the â€کemperorâ€™ title. They would be called the
Soaring Sky Lord, Vermilion Bird Lord and Ai La Lord.
Although the essence of the situation hadnâ€™t changed, it would curb
major conflicts across the mainland. That as itself the best outcome!
Then, all they had to do was convince Ye Lang for him to be emperor.
It was obvious he wouldnâ€™t be willing. He did not want to take on more
They explained and promised that Ye Lang did not need to handle any
trivial matters, he just had to be the emperor on paper. Everything would
be dealt with.
Ye Lang accepted the title begrudgingly in the end, which made everyone
want to punch him!
Ye City had the most interesting celebration in its historyâ€” the
coronation of Ye Lang to be the only emperor of the entire human race,
also the first emperor who unified the entire mainland.
Although it was just a theoretical concept, it was also reality.
That day, Ye City was deeply immersed in the ecstasy of celebration.
People from all over the mainland congregated in one area to witness this
â€œLong live the emperorâ€¦â€
â€œMy little brother, you really are Lady Luckâ€™s son! Youâ€™re so
lucky!â€ Ye Lanyu was very emotional with Ye Lang being the emperor. She
loved that her little brother was such a lucky guy.
Just as she thought, it was undeniable that Ye Lang was very lucky.
Without his childhood ramblings, Zhao Yarou wouldnâ€™t have launched a
war; if he didnâ€™t disappear with Zhao Yarou for ten years to complicate
the power dynamics of the mainland, this entire place wouldâ€™ve been
under Soaring Skyâ€™s rule now. Then he wouldnâ€™t be emperor.
If the Soaring Sky Emperor wasnâ€™t greedy enough to attempt to unify the
world, the outcome wouldnâ€™t be the sameâ€¦
If it wasnâ€™t forâ€¦
There were too many â€کwhat ifsâ€™, too many coincidences, in the end
leading to Ye Lang being the luckiest emperorâ€¦
He wasnâ€™t just the first emperor to unify the mainland, he was also the
most carefree emperor to exist! He continued having a lot of fun, passing
his days happily with the girls around him without worry!
â€œBrother-in-law, what do you want to do next?â€ asked Zhao Yarou after
Ye Langâ€کs coronation.
â€œNow that I am the emperor, I want to build a palace, then have three