Chapter 438: Heavenly Mist City is Going to Change
Translator: CatatoPatch Editor: Vermillion
Nangong Wan didn't know why, but she had a sense of brooding. Her entire body was covered with goosebumps.
The Nangong Family's courtyard was calm and peaceful... Smoke could be seen floating into the sky and it scattered in all directions.
Even though it was extremely calm, Nangong Wan felt a sense of anxiousness.
The smoke got thicker and thicker as it became a river of fog. It enveloped all life and the entire courtyard. Even Nangong Wan was shrouded in the fog.
What in the world was going on?
What was happening?
The pores on Nangong Wan's body opened as true energy flowed out of them. Her Half-Step Divine Realm cultivation caused her aura to be extremely condensed.
However, no matter how hard she tried, she was unable to blow the dense fog away.
Could it be an enemy attack?
That shouldn't be possible... This was the Nangong Family's courtyard. There were countless experts protecting the area. There was no way for an enemy to enter so deeply into the family residence.
Nangong Wan became more and more anxious. She even brought out her green alchemy fire. The expression on her face was extremely grave.
"Who is it? Get your ass out here! Since you dare to attack my Nangong Family, you'd better stop hiding and get out here!" Nangong Wan was unable to control herself and she shouted.
The fog which filled the surroundings became thicker.
Nangong Wan's shout could be heard echoing through the entire courtyard... The entire residence was extremely quiet and the silence gave her an uneasy feeling.
A sound of laughter could be heard coming from all four directions and Nangong Wan was unable to find its source.
Her alchemy fire erupted and covered the entire courtyard. It rose to the sky like a fire phoenix, covering the entire sky.
However, it seemed as though there was a wall of wind blocking her attack. When her alchemy fire smashed into the wall, it only managed to light up half the sky.
Nangong Wan's heart instantly sunk. Who would have thought that her attack wouldn't be able to break through the dense fog?
Within the fog, a human shadow could be seen floating in the air. It gradually became clearer and Nangong Wan stared straight at the shadow. The fog gradually dispersed and the shadow stood right in front of Nangong Wan.
When she looked at the appearance of the person standing in front of her, Nangong Wan's eyes narrowed as she released a cold breath.
"Second Elder... How could the Second Elder be here? Didn't he follow father into the Cloud Sea Secret Realm? What i s he doing here?"
The Second Elder, Nangong Xuanying, was an existence who broke through two of the Supreme-Being's shackles.
"Didn't he follow father into the Cloud Sea Secret Realm? Wasn't today the day where they would both return?"
What was the Second Elder Doing there? This made absolutely no sense.
Everything was in a mess right now and Nangong Wan wasn't able to process everything in her brain.
With a wide smile on his face, the Second Elder looked at Nangong Wan. His eyes revealed some sort of complex scheme.
"Little Wan, why don't you follow grandpa Xuanying? Grandpa will bring you to a good place. No harm will come to you." Nangong Xuanying spoke to Nangong Wan with a mild tone. The gaze which he used to look at her seemed to be filled with warmth and affection.
Nangong Wan immediately started to think. Something seemed extremely off. Everything which happened seemed extremely strange. Why did the Second Elder need to bring her elsewhere? Nangong Wan was no fool. Although she didn't know what was going on, she knew that if she followed the Second Elder, she would be trapped.
While the tone of the Second Elder was friendly and warm, a chill ran down Nangong Wan's spine. She felt extremely cold in her heart.
"Come... Follow Grandpa Xuanying."
Nangong Xuanying raised his hand as he made a hand gesture toward Nangong Wan.
Nangong Wan's eyes lit up as a green alchemy fire enveloped her entire body. An explosion rang out from below her feet as a wild gust of wind blew through the entire area.
Nangong Wan inhaled a deep breath as she turned around. She was ready to dash out of the courtyard. She was trying to escape!
The smile on Nangong Xuanying's face disappeared.
"Why wouldn't you listen to me... You have the same temperament as your father. Too bad... With this kind of temperament, you won't face a good outcome," Nangong Xuanying said in a cold voice and became serious.
Looking at the streak of light which was escaping from his field of vision, Nangong Xuanying raised his palm. Two streaks of hidden black chains appeared on his back all of a sudden. The Pressure of Heaven and Earth became agitated instantly.
An enormous pressure pinned Nangong Wan to the ground and her eyes widened.
The Pressure of Heaven and Earth released by a Supreme-Being who broke through two of the Supreme-Being's shackles wasn't something a half-step Divine Realm like Nangong Wan could handle. The gap in strength was too wide.
Facing the pressure, she was unable to do anything. The expression in her eyes was filled with doubt and unwillingness. She didn't want to be part of whatever was happening.
The dense white fire covered the entire area as it burned through the True Yuan energy from the transport array.
As the transport array opened, the entire building shook. From the top to the bottom, the entire building started shaking.
Nangong Wuque, who controlled the Nine Hell King Flame, looked on with a steady glance.
The Great Elder, Nangong Xuanhe, stood at the far end as he looked at Nangong Wuque who looked quite dashing. With a twitch of his mouth, a smile was revealed.
The transport array shone brightly as it was opened. A ray of light shot towards the sky and through the clouds.
Heavenly Mist City quickly experienced rapid changes. The originally clear sky became covered with dark clouds.
All the members of the top families turned their gazes into the sky and all the experts in Heavenly Mist City did the same. They looked toward the source of the fluctuation.
Did the Nangong Family open another transportation array? Could it be that the members of the Nangong Family were returning from the Secret Realm? The fight for the position to enter the secret realm would start again soon...
Before long, the entire Heavenly Mist City became filled with chatter.
Nangong Wuque was still staring at the transport array. Through the unending beam of light which shone bright, a shadow could be seen floating within the array.
Dense waves resonated from the array.
In an instant, Nangong Wuque felt as though something was wrong. He knitted his eyebrows. He was someone who liked to fool around, but he was definitely no fool. Eerie laughter could be heard like a ghost howling nonstop. Nangong Wuque was unable to determine the source of the noise.
A white light enveloped the top brass of the Nangong Family and the laughter filled the area. Nangong Wuque became fully alert.
There was definitely something strange going on!
In an instant, the Pressure of Heaven and Earth descended. When he faced the pressure, Nangong Wuque felt as though a mountain was pressed against his shoulders.
What was going on?
Which expert who broke through two of the Supreme-Being's shackles was attacking?
Nangong Wuque could barely raise his head as the wind ruffled through his red hair.
Nangong Xuanhe was smiling at him. However, this smile was full of malicious intent.
Nangong Wuque tried to raise his true energy. However, the pressure managed to suppress him.
"Great Elder, what are you doing?" Nangong Wuque cried out.
"Wuque... It seems as though I have forgotten to tell you a piece of bad news. Your father, Nangong Wangtian, met his demise inside the secret realm."
Nangong Xuanhe sighed in a very sorrowful manner.
Nangong Wuque became stuck in a daze. He was unable to understand the words coming out from Nangong Xuanhe's mouth.
"What? Did father fall in the secret realm? How could something like this happen?"
Father was a Divine Physique Echelon expert who broke through three of the shackles... How could he die in the secret realm?
Nangong Wuque was unable to believe Nangong Xuanhe's words and he turned to look at the transport array. His body absorbed the scattered light from the array.
The expression on his face changed.
"There is nothing... How can there be nothing?"
He was unable to find his father's figure standing in the transport array.
However, there was another person standing in the array and he had a twisted neck. He looked at Nangong Wuque who had a dismayed expression and a smug smile hung on his face.
"Big Brother, should we start?"
"Third Brother, this is all thanks to the information you sent back. Has Second Brother gone to catch that lass?" Nangong Xuanhe looked toward the person in the array.
"Of course... Since Second Brother personally went out, she can't run any longer." The Third Elder, Nangong Xuanhu, laughed out.
"Since Nangong Wangtian fell in the secret realm, it's finally time for us three brothers to shine in the Nangong Family. As long as we control the brat and lass, nobody can stop us." The Third Elder Nanong Xuanhu laughed.
Nangong Wuque stared coldly at the two elders who were talking.
When he thought about how all of the higher-ups of the Nangong Family were present, it was obvious that all of them were not standing on his side.
The Nangong Family was about to experience great changes.
"If you dare to harm a single hair on Nangong Wan's head, I, Nangong Wuque, will slaughter all of you!" Nangong Wuque forced himself to stand up under the pressure and shouted at all of them.
The Great Elder calmly looked at him.
"How could we harm little Wan? She is such a pretty little girl. The heir of the Mu Family in Heavenly Pill City, Mu Chenfeng, is coming over in a few days to seek marriage. Little Wan is going to marry him!"
Nangong Wuque's eyes turned red as he howled.
"How dare you! That disgusting beast called Mu Chenfeng doesn't deserve my sister. If you dare to do this, I will slaughter you!"
Nangong Wuque's howl resonated through the entire building.
All he got was laughter in return.
Nangong Xuanhe coldly said, "There is no rush. I have been eyeing your Nine Hell King Flame for a long time. Don't worry, I will slowly extract it out of your body."
In the next instant, Nangong Xuanhe's body disappeared from his original spot as a loud explosion followed.
Nangong Wuque brought out his white flame, covering his entire body.
Before he could think about anything, a punch with true energy landed on his face. He flew backward without any control over his body.
Nangong Xuanhe's hand gripped tightly onto Nangong Wuque's neck. He pressed Nangong Wuque down against the floor. Nangong Wuque could only feel as though all the energy in his body was being drained.
Even though he was completely suppressed, Nangong Wuque's glare was filled with hatred.
Cloud Mist Restaurant.
Bu Fang was about to close the store as he had just chased out the final customer in his store. Before long, the large bronze door was slammed shut.
Yang Meiji's face looked down from the second floor toward Bu Fang with an expression filled with disbelief. The changes to the Cloud Mist Restaurant were too drastic. It changed so much that she became not used to it. However, there was no doubt that Bu Fang managed to bring back life into the restaurant.
Due to this point, Yang Meiji fully respected Bu Fang.
Just as she opened her mouth to say something to Bu Fang, her attention shifted to a talisman which she had been carrying in her clothes. Without finding a hidden spot, she activated the talisman in front of Bu Fang.
A shadow could be seen as it floated above the talisman. The figure was one of an old man who had a head full of white hair. He had eyes as deep as the ocean.
The old man completely ignored Bu Fang as he spoke a single sentence to Yang Meiji:
"Little girl, hurry up and return to the pill tower. The Heavenly Mist City is about to change."