Chapter 774: Retaliation
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Pei Tianyuan stared at Zurius as he nodded with a smile. "Since everyone feels like this, I naturally wouldn't reject it. The scenery atop the Driftsnow Inn is so beautiful, if there can be a combat match to liven things up, it would all be the best."
"My King, if blood flows during the banquet, please forgive us in advance." Zurius spoke. Pei Tianyuan casually waved his hands, "In true combat, how can one merely stop at the level of sparring? It's only natural to fight for real. As long as all of you are agreeable, even if there's an incident of death, there's no need to seek my opinion. Today, I'm merely a spectator and the hosts of this event are all of you, the heroes of the younger generation."
"The Jiangling King is truly a straightforward man. Thank you for agreeing." Zurius smiled. Instantly, an icy look flickered in his eyes as he radiated a cold intent. He stared at Qin Wentian and spoke, "Your words of arrogance stank of ignorance but I won't bully you. The War Immortal Palace is a power subordinate to my Battle Heavens Immortal Manor. Behind me there are three third-level ascendants from there and they are sufficient to make you understand the error of your words."
"There's no need to let him understand anything. Kill him directly. His words are like barbs, extremely thorny and making people unhappy." Nion's coldly arrogant beautiful eyes flickered with killing intent. It was one thing when she was sarcastically spoken to by Cheron but to think that an unknown stranger with no background even dared to use her own words against her? How could her rage not be towering? She wanted nothing more than to kill Qin Wentian.
"If he is crippled, we can still give him a path of survival. At the very least he would know how to conduct himself in front of his superiors in the future." Shu Luyao's eyes were like frost as well.
"That's not a bad idea." Jiang Yan's fingers drummed the table before him, his eyes filled with a heavy disdain. The gaze which he looked at Qin Wentian with, was akin to him looking at a dead man.
"Do you all want me dead so badly?" A gleam of sharpness glimmered within Qin Wentian's eyes.
Cheron who was beside Qin Wentian was still as calm as ever. He believed that for the person capable of causing the Nine Immortality Bells to resonate, this shouldn't be any problem at all. In addition, no one knew that Qin Wentian was the one who accomplished that, it was evident that this new friend of his wasn't a high profile character. Since he dared to say such a thing today, he would definitely be able to do it. Hence, Cheron merely lifted his wine cup as an expression of enjoying a show appeared on his face.
Mu Yan also quietly sat there. Ghost Sabre Mu Yan was always exceptionally interested in combat. He believed that since this man was a friend of Cheron, he definitely had extraordinary aspects to him.
And at this moment, the three third-level ascendants from the War Immortal Palace already stood in the airspace above the banquet. Actually, the space here was a little too small for a battle, but if things were controlled well, there shouldn't be any issue. In addition, the spectators here today were all very strong. The shockwaves from the battle wouldn't be able to affect them.
"Scram the fuck out." One among the three stared at Qin Wentian as he icily spoke. A surge of intense killing intent gushed forth from him as the atmosphere was suddenly filled with a smell that reeked of blood.
Qin Wentian continued sitting there, lifting his wine cup and quietly sipping his wine. He inclined his head and stared at the three opponents, "I didn't come here to playact as a monkey in a circus. I don't fight for other's amusement. That would be a humiliation to my martial path."
"Pfft." A harsh-sounding sneering laughter echoed, Nion's eyes was filled with mockery as she replied, "Earlier didn't you talk in such a domineering manner? Now you are actually trying to use such a reason to dodge the battle. A character such as you attending the same banquet as me is truly nothing but a humiliation to me."
After she spoke, the laughter of many sounded out. This young man's words were a little ridiculous.
However, as their uproarious laughter resounded, Qin Wentian's gaze swept to them as a cold light erupted from his eyes. He lifted his palms, and instantly, astral light flashed. Resplendent terrifying runic glows covered his hands, radiating dazzlingly.
"RUMBLE!" A huge explosive sound thundered as Qin Wentian blast forth his palm, aiming for the three third-level ascendants. This palm imprint streaked through the air akin to a shooting star, possessing the power to seize the stars and pluck down the moon, moving with the speed of lightning, containing within it a stifling destructive energy.
The expressions of the three drastically changed, they only felt as though a constellation was smashing right towards them. Summoning the entirety of their strength, they lifted their palms to defend. However, rumbling sounds echoed and in just an instant, the bodies of the three shattered from the impact. The astral light from the palm imprint still shone but underneath the brilliant starry light, only motes of dust could be seen. The three third-level ascendants were crushed so forcefully that not even a part of their bodies remained.
The uproarious laughter earlier instantly ceased. Qin Wentian's left hand which was holding on to the wine cup slowly dropped down, the light sound of the cup coming in contact with the table resounded extremely clear in the silence. The sneering smile in Nion's eyes also stiffened. Qin Wentian didn't dare to battle?
Even before the sound of her laughter faded, Qin Wentian directly replied to her with a single strike. This was akin to slapping her face and there was nothing that would be louder than this reply.
Not only for Nion. Those who laughed earlier all felt their faces being harshly slapped. Their faces all turned sullen, they had no way to accept what was happening.
"Is this the so-called pride of your Battle Heavens Immortal Manor? Truly ludicrous." Qin Wentian calmly spoke. The volume of his voice wasn't loud yet his words were like another slap to the faces of those who laughed earlier.
Earlier when Zurius spoke with the Jiangling King, it was clear that he had already treated Qin Wentian like prey to be hunted, and could be effortlessly killed off. Qin Wentian's fate was to be a clown for those present at this banquet, dancing in their palms.
However in the blink of an eye, Qin Wentian used the most domineering method to tell them that he didn't even need to stand up to kill these members from the major powers. It was sufficient for him to sit there and even leisurely drinking his wine. He couldn't be bothered to act as a clown, entering combat for their amusement. His martial path wasn't something that can be used to liven things up, but rather, it was used to smack the faces of people like them.
Zurius suppressed his anger, he was so startled that he didn't say anything and had no idea how to reply to Qin Wentian's arrogant words. The truth was in front of everyone's eyes, how could he refute this? The experts from the War Immortal Palace, a subordinate power under his Battle Heavens Immortal Manor, wasn't even able to stand up to a single strike and was directly killed off like stomping on insects.
"A bunch of presumptuous people thinking they are high and mighty, speaking words to elevate each other's status but how many among you are truly extraordinary? Nothing but a bunch of idiots." Qin Wentian continued. Right now, his gaze turned to the Jiangling King, Pei Tianyuan as he spoke, "My King, since this junior is so unwelcomed here, I will leave to avoid spoiling the mood."
After he spoke, Qin Wentian stood up and turned, walking away. This King of the Jiangling Country was extremely polite and favored the disciples of the major powers. But he, Qin Wentian, was clearly different. Also, he had no wish to remain in such a setting. It wasn't suited for him.
Although the scenery here is beautiful and there was still the poignant tale of the Driftsnow Master and Immortal Jade, the people in the acting roles have all changed.
"You want to leave just like this after killing my men?"
At this moment, a glacial voice filled the air. Qin Wentian started, his steps slowed as he turned to face Zurius. A frown painted his face as his eyes flashed with sarcasm, "It's fine if people from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor are useless. But who would have thought that you would be shameless to this extent. I have truly broadened my horizons."
"My horizons are broadened as well." Ghost Saber Mu Yan laughed.
"Zurius, earlier you told your subordinates to kill him, this is something everyone present could be the witness of. Now that the strength of your subordinates are inferior and they were killed by him instead, you actually had the gall to speak such words? You have truly shamed the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor." Cheron also mockingly commented, filled with disdain for Zurius' character.
"I don't care about that. I only know that since you killed the members of my Battle Heavens Immortal Manor, you must leave your life behind." Zurius' voice was filled with dominance as a terrifying battle intent radiated from him. The people from the War Immortal Palace standing behind him all released their powerful auras as though they wanted to kill Qin Wentian right here and now.
If they allowed Qin Wentian to leave here today, the name of the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor would surely be humiliated.
Since he killed their members, he had to leave his life here. Only then, would people remember how domineering their Battle Heavens Immortal Manor was and not how they ignored the rules. In any case in the world of cultivators, rules were superfluous. Everything was dependant on strength, whoever was the strongest, would be the one who made the rules.
"The filthy words you spoke to me, do you think you can leave just like this?" Right now, Nion also spoke up. The other experts from the Seven Sword Sect respectively stood up as sword intent gushed from their bodies, permeating the air, causing everyone present to feel a sense of pressure boring down on them.
"You guys are truly shameless." Pei Yu swept her gaze over as she sarcastically commented.
"Pei Yu, you have no rights to talk here. Come here now." Only to hear that at this moment, Pei Xiao who sat beside Jiang Yan started berating Pei Yu. A moment later, Pei Yu turned her gaze onto Pei Xiao, her eyes filled with an unyielding stubbornness.
"Pei Yu, this is none of your business. Come over to my side." At this moment, even the Jiangling King Pei Tianyuan had to speak up. His tone contained a majesticness within, evidently, he wasn't willing to let Pei Yu participate in this explosive situation.
Pei Yu looked at Pei Tianyuan, but the stubborn light in her eyes was as before. She actually shook her head, which caused Pei Tianyuan's countenance to turn cold. "Impudent."
As the sound of his voice faded, the temperature in the atmosphere dropped a few degrees. Pei Yu stared at Pei Tianyuan as she spoke, "My King, you should really do something about this unfairness."
The eyes which Pei Tianyuan regarded Pei Yu with was no longer as friendly as before. He was extremely disappointed with her. Beside Pei Tianyuan, someone spoke, "Miss Pei Yu, you must understand a logic. People belonging to the same tier would often have conflicts, but as long as no deaths are involved, everything can be settled. Having an opponent is also something that can make one improve faster. But when facing people of a different tier, there are some things that's not possible."
The person who spoke was none other than Han Dongjiang, a disciple from the Ninepeak Immortal Court, one of the supreme major powers of the Cloud Prefecture.
Although his words were unpleasant to hear, it was nothing but the truth. For example, if the persons in conflict were Cheron and Jiang Yan, although they are enemies, they are also a constant source of motivation for each other to improve. They wouldn't go all out to kill each other. But Qin Wentian was different. Everyone believed that he is of a different tier compared to Jiang Yan and the others, he had no qualifications to become their opponent yet he was still so brazen and arrogant. In that case, what awaits him would merely be doomsday. Even if Cheron wished to protect him, it would be extremely difficult to do so. These people wouldn't forgive Qin Wentian so easily.
As for the Jiangling King Pei Tianyuan, he naturally couldn't be bothered to deal with this matter. If someone wanted to deal with Cheron during this banquet which he organized, he would certainly step out to aid Cheron. But since the target was Qin Wentian, he couldn't be bothered to waste his time!