Chapter 689: A New Era
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Not far away from the Emperor Star Academy, there was an intense fluctuation of spatial energy in the air. And in this sealed space, there were two figures standing there.
One of them was an old man clad in luxurious robes. He closed his eyes as he stood there quietly, as though the events that happened in the Emperor Star Academy didn't concern him. What he was concerned about was the maiden standing beside him.
This maiden was very beautiful, she was dressed in simple clothing, silently staring at the scenes that played out. From the start until the end, she quietly watched. Her brows would twitch occasionally as a faint trace of hurt would flash in her eyes.
"Grand Xia has been reunified. What you wanted to see has already came true. Isn't it time for Princess to return home?" The old man calmly stated, this maiden was none other than Qing`er.
Qing`er was as though she didn't hear his words. When her gaze shifted slowly towards the old man, her eyes were still as cold as ever. "I was sequestered here ever since I was young, why is there a need to fetch me back?"
"Back then when the Great Emperor was warring, there was a possibility that you would be in life-threatening danger. How could he bear to sweep you inside the storm? The reality has proved the Great Emperor's brilliance. It's an extremely dangerous thing to do when one is fighting for the position of Great Emperor of an immortal country, and that terrifying war lasted for an entire twenty years before he succeeded. And now that he has secured the throne, how can he bear to continue letting Princess suffer?"
The old man spoke with respect but Qing`er was still as cold as ever. "I'm not suffering here."
"Princess, the Royal Sacred Region is only a remote particle world. He only sent you here because he didn't want his enemies to track you down. In this place, the cultivation level of people are all very weak, you will hit a ceiling sooner or later." The old man continued persuading, "In addition, Princess has promised this old slave before...The Great Emperor sacrificed so much and even caused a storm just to seize the Great Nirvana Immortal Art for Princess and now that Princess refused to return with me, how can this old slave answer to the Great Emperor?"
Qing`er eyes were as frosty as ever, she turned her attention in the direction of the Emperor Star Academy as she spoke in a low voice, "Maybe after a few days more."
"Fine." The old man bitterly smiled and shook his head, when he opened his eyes and stared at the young man in the Emperor Star Academy, he could only sigh helplessly in his heart.
It was easier for females to be trapped by their emotions, this was a weakness they were unable to sever. Princess seemed to have sentiments for this young man. Earlier in the past, she wanted the Great Nirvana Immortal Art for him as well. Although this young man was extraordinary, his status was simply too low compared to the Princess. If the Princess was keen on finding a companion, the Great Emperor simply has to issue an edict and the whole world would be shaken, with countless demon-level characters like that young man turning up.
When that old man glanced at the scene happening in the Emperor Star Academy, the Medicine Sovereign on the stage furrowed his brows as he turned his attention upwards, staring into the air. However soon after, he shifted his gaze back and continued smiling when he stared at the couple that was holding hands.
Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng walked in front of the various elders as all of them stood up.
"Seeing the two of you like this truly reminds me of me when I was younger." The Medicine Sovereign smiled. He was too old, it was rumored that he had lived even longer compared to the Sacred Emperor of the Royal Sacred Sect.
Ye Qingyun was also a famous person in the Royal Sacred Region. He is the Human Emperor of an ancient country, but the Medicine Sovereign actually referred to him as little Ye? It was impossible that Ye Qingyun didn't have a temper but considering the Medicine Sovereign's status, as well as his expertise in pill concoction and the strength of his cultivation which had already reached the peak of Celestial Phenomenon countless years ago, Ye Qingyun could only smile and nod his head. After all it has been too long since the Medicine Sovereign acted, there were already no one who knew how strong exactly he was.
Uncle Black walked to the side of Qin Wentian as he stretched out one hand to help smooth Qin Wentian's shirt. He then patted Qin Wentian on his shoulder as he stated, "From today onwards, you are also a man with a family to consider. You have truly grown up. Your parents and I will definitely watch on as you advanced on this path, growing stronger and stronger."
"I will do my best." Qin Wentian nodded. He then reached out and embraced Uncle Black. "Thank you Uncle Black. Actually, Wentian has always treated you like a real father."
Uncle Black who was now tightly embraced by Qin Wentian trembled involuntarily as his eyes went red from his emotions. Two teardrops slid down his face, even men could cry. Over ten years of hope were all placed on Qin Wentian's body. Didn't he also treat the son of his Master like his own as well?
"Master, Madame, Wentian has truly grown up. He won't cause you all to be disappointed and he will definitely make them regret their actions." Uncle Black stared at the skies as he mumbled in his heart.
The son of Qin Yuanfeng, how could he possibly be inferior? One day, he would surely make the devils and immortals cry, make those from the divine clan shudder.
The two of them then separated. Qin Wentian then walked towards Qin Chuan as he smiled, "Foster Father."
After speaking, he too embraced Qin Chuan. Qin Chuan patted Qin Wentian on his shoulder as his eyes turned red, similarly feeling moved in his heart. His only regret was that Qin Wentian wasn't his real son but even so, the depth of feelings he had for this foster son of his, didn't lose out to his feelings towards his daughter, Qin Yao.
In the future, Qin Yao might be able to accompany him by his side. She would eventually find a good home to marry to but she wouldn't be too far away from him.
But for Wentian, he would definitely take on the path that leads him to become an expert, walking further and further
"Teacher." Qin Wentian then walked towards Mustang. Both of them then shared a smile and an embrace. The kindness Mustang had shown to Qin Wentian was something that he would never be able to repay. If it wasn't for Mustang leading a group of students to save him back then in the Sky Harmony City, he would already be dead.
After embracing his closest kin and friends, Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng walked down the stage as the banquet began. People in the Emperor Star Academy were all extremely lively today, causing the banquet to be bustling. Yet somehow, they felt a sense of loss. In the future, they would no longer be able to see this immortal couple. As long as Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng stood on top of the stage, they rather this moment last forever, staring at them. These two were living legends and both of them were still so young.
Those elders of them both were also legendary characters, they were all at a realm these people wouldn't be able to come in contact with usually.
Today, the Royal Capital of Chu had no way to be calm. The entire capital was discussing this wedding.
Today, Qin Wentian's name became a symbol of Chu. He had no official position or status in Chu but even the entire Grand Xia had to submit to him. One has to know that the Nine Mystical Palace which once governed was merely a small part of Grand Xia yet today, Qin Wentian was the one who lorded over the entire Grand Xia.
Not only that, it was rumored that Qin Wentian's strength had already long exceeded the Grand Xia level and was even invincible in the much vaster Royal Sacred Region. However that place was a place where the people of Chu would never be able to come in contact with, hence it was hard for them to imagine.
Even when everything concluded, the people of Chu were still fired up. For a period of time, the topics of discussions were all centered around Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng's wedding. The shock that wedding brought to all of them were too great and it could be considered a form of baptism for those of Chu, allowing them to see clearly how strong the outside world is. Maybe now, many youths would have the desire to roam the world outside Chu to find a piece of sky that belonged to them. Their eyes were no longer restricted to such a small place like Chu.
Also, these people mostly could be found in the Emperor Star Academy. They had personally witnessed the wedding, and they have the highest talent in all of Chu. All of them started have dreams of becoming as outstanding as Qin Wentian and hope that their names will one day resound throughout the world.
Three days later, every mote of dust had settled. During the day of their wedding, him and Mo Qingcheng bid farewell to their friends and kin, and also told Fairy Qingmei and the rest to return to Grand Xia.
The two of them brought Little Rascal alone and roamed Grand Xia in a leisurely manner. Qin Wentian didn't even cultivate, they simply enjoyed three days worth of this tranquil lifestyle, roaming the seas and mountains, walking on the beach, setting sail on a boat, admiring the scenery. Although it was merely three short days, Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng's footsteps had covered already the majority of those famous landmarks in Grand Xia.
Right now, the ancient kingdom in Ginkou was filled with vigor and vitality.
The news of Qin Wentian reunifying Grand Xia has already spreaded throughout the entire Empire.
Right now, the reconstruction of the ancient kingdom was finally completed and it was the start of a new era. Qin Wentian could even change the name of the empire to Grand Qin, taking after his surname and there were many speculations that he would soon do so.
Today in the ancient kingdom, the ascendants of Grand Xia led their men over. Countless gazes of the people of Grand Xia were fixated here, as their hearts pounded.
Was today the day where the name of Grand Xia would change? It would soon be the start of a new era.
After the ancient kingdom was destroyed, Grand Xia had never been seen such a magnificent sight. Numerous ascendants gathered here, leading their sect and clan over to pay their respects.
Up ahead, a dazzling sight could be seen. Two silhouettes could be on the platform that was engraved with dragons and phoenixes as they stood in front of the ancient kingdom. These two were both extremely young but below them were countless people bowing to them, not daring to show any signs of disrespect. They had all witnessed Qin Wentian's method before hence, nobody dared to try anything.
On the platform, Fairy Qingmei, Old Xing, and the experts Ye Qingyun gave to Qin Wentian all stood on the platform.
In the eyes of the ascendants from the Jiang Clan and Thousand-Jue Alliance, gleams of excitement could be seen. They had made the right gamble.
Qin Wentian's eyes roamed the crowd, he felt an unprecedented calmness in his heart. He had succeeded in reunifying Grand Xia and could be considered not to have let down the founder of this empire, Emperor Xia, as well as the Azure Emperor whom he was the successor of.
"Today I gather you all here to make an announcement. The name of this Empire shall remain as Grand Xia forevermore, it will never change." Qin Wentian's eyes glimmered with light, fulfilling the promise he made back then in the Royal Tomb of Grand Xia. His only purpose was to fulfil his promise as well as to strengthen Grand Xia, not wanting others to term it as a place of desolation.
As for authority? How could Qin Wentian be reluctant to relinquish the authority of a mere Empire? He has his sights set on a much larger stage compared to this.
"From this moment onwards, Fairy Qingmei shall be the supreme elder of Grand Xia's ancient kingdom, and the controller of all things in Grand Xia; Old Xing will be in charge of Grand Xia's Punishment Faction; the Venerate Heavens Sect will control the cultivation academies of the entire Grand Xia; Mystic Moon Hall, Azure Emperor Palace, Jiang Clan, Thousand-Jue Alliance, these four branches will aid and support Fairy Qingmei in her responsibilities fully, working together to restructure Grand Xia."
Qin Wentian ended his speech. He wasn't really good at administration and governance, Fairy Qingmei and the others would do a better job than him.
"Your Majesty, we obey your orders!" Below the platform, a voice rang out. Immediately, countless silhouettes bowed as they echoed out, "Your Majesty, we obey your orders!
Qin Wentian stared at the experts of Grand Xia. He held on to Mo Qingcheng's hand as they turned, and walked into the depths of the ancient kingdom!