Chapter 766: Nine Immortality Bells
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian glanced at that immortal, yet he only discovered that the immortal was currently staring at the two young ladies at the table beside him. It was clear that these two young ladies had the relationship of a mistress and a servant and they were currently both flipping the pages of a book.
"The target listed on this first page of the book is none other than Qin Wentian, the killer of Jiang Kuang. The reward for his capture is exceedingly high, and right now, this bounty book has already been disseminated to all cities of the Jiangling Country, Qin Wentian would be captured sooner or later." That female mistress spoke in a low voice, causing Qin Wentian to start when he heard her words. After which, his perception extended over as he instantly saw that an image of himself on the first page of the book, his features were exceedingly accurate.
This book was disseminated by the Cloud Tower of the Cloud Prefecture, and was able to circulate around every city in the Jiangling Country in the shortest amount of time. And right now, the character depicted on the first page of this book was precisely none other than Qin Wentian!
"Miss, why are you interested in this?" The female servant asked.
"I heard about this matter from my clan. Back then, Jiang Kuang refused to release his sister and only then did he seek to kill Jiang Kuang. Also, under the presence of so many experts from the Jiang Clan, he risked his life only simply to save his sister. He shouldn't be inside the bounty book."
The female servant then hurriedly shushed her mistress as she whispered, "Miss, this is something the Jiangling King personally ordered. Also, there are many people from the other major powers here in the Driftsnow City, we shouldn't speak wildly."
That immortal-foundation expert stepped forth when he heard that, he turned to the young girl, "Miss, the matters the king decided on truly shouldn't be discussed so casually out in public."
The young woman started before nodding her head lightly.
"Miss, let's go." That immortal expert spoke again as he brought the female servant and the young miss with him, departing from the inn.
Qin Wentian naturally heard the words spoken. To think that there would be someone on his side. In addition, according to her tone, that young miss should be someone from the King Manor. It's only that the Jiangling King can't afford to antagonize the Jiang Clan, hence, her servant and her immortal-foundation bodyguard persuaded her not to speak so recklessly out in public.
This young lady might very well be a miss from the Jiangling King's manor, yet the person who issued this order was none other than the Jiangling King himself.
Slowly sipping a mouthful of tea, Qin Wentian smiled at a person sitting beside him. "Brother, where did the bounty book originate from?"
Beside him was a middle-aged man clad in blue that exuded an elegant aura. Upon hearing Qin Wentian's question he couldn't help but to laugh, "Naturally, it's issued from the Cloud Tower."
"Cloud Tower?" Qin Wentian recalled this term from the conversation that young lady had earlier.
"Don't tell me you don't even know about the Cloud Towers?" The blue-robed middle aged man bewilderedly glanced at Qin Wentian. After which he laughed and continued, " In every city of the Cloud Prefecture, there would be a Cloud Tower that's established and operated by the sacred ground of the Cloud Prefecture, the Cloud Tower Sage Sect. Through the Cloud Towers, the commands of the Cloud Tower Sage sacred ground could be swiftly circulated throughout the Cloud Prefecture. At the same time, the eighty-one countries of the Cloud Prefecture would have disciples of the Cloud Tower Sage Sect garrisoned there. They all have very close relationships with the king of the country they reside in, and if there are any orders to be passed down, the most effective way of broadcasting was through usage of the Cloud Towers.
"The warrant for arrests were all issued by the Cloud Towers. And for those wanted criminals, there would be very few places for them to hide in if they were wanted by the Cloud Towers." The middle-aged man explained. Qin Wentian nodded his head. In this case, the Cloud Tower Sage Sect should also be a top-tier supreme power in the Cloud Prefecture or they wouldn't have the rights to speak.
Most probably, this sect had something to do with the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor as well.
"Many thanks for the info." Qin Wentian laughed and clasped his hands.
"Small matter, almost anyone in the Driftsnow City would know of this as well." The middle-aged man casually waved his hand and continued enjoying his tea.
Qin Wentian stayed for some time longer in the inn before soaring up into the air, and flying away.
Increasing his speed, Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as he whistled through the airspace of the Driftsnow City. This place was truly full of crouching tigers and hidden dragons, he encountered many experts and he has already seen several hundred immortals just in such a short period of time. These people all had resplendent coronas of immortal light and were easily recognizable as immortal-foundation experts.
After a long time, Qin Wentian finally appeared at a lively public square where many gathered. They were all walking around and surveying a gigantic ancient bell that shone with dazzling light.
This ancient bell was 3,333 meters tall and exuded a terrifying aura. Chimes from the bell could be heard in the surroundings as resplendent light radiated from it, illuminating this space. When the light shone onto the ground, complex-looking runic inscriptions containing a marvelous energy within, exuding a deep profoundness could be seen within.
"Is this bell a divine weapon?" Qin Wentian's heart trembled a little, feeling somewhat shocked. This was the first time he saw such a gigantic divine weapon, it was even larger than the demon sword, and even had a trace of magnificence to it.
As for the figures of experts that constantly walked around the ancient bell, they were trying to reach an understanding with the bell. They wanted to use those marvelous runic inscriptions to communicate with the ancient bell, but right now, it seemed that nobody had succeeded.
Not far away, many figures radiating immortal light stood in the air, staring down at this scene. Among them were actually experts of the Jiang Clan, and of the War Immortal Palace. Naturally, there were also immortals from the major powers of the Driftsnow City, as well as the other powers of the Jiangling Country. It seemed that they were all extremely interested in this ancient-looking bell.
"This ancient bell is extremely unique, if one wanted to form an innate connection with it, they had to connect the runic inscriptions all together to activate it." Qin Wentian mused silently. After which, he stepped out and stopped at a random spot underneath the ancient bell. He lifted his head and surveyed the ancient bell, only feeling a sense of profoundness that was far beyond him.
Qin Wentian had studied and contemplated on the subject of runes during his time in the Heavenly Talisman Realm through the treasure tome. His understanding towards inscriptions greatly improved during his stay in the Heavenly Talisman Realm. Now, his attainments were even more extraordinary than before. Only to see at this moment, someone beside Qin Wentian turned to regard him upon noting his arrival. Yet, a look of contempt flashed in his eyes as he stated, "You understand runic inscriptions?"
Qin Wentian stared at the other party, this young man who spoke had an extraordinary demeanor and his long hair draped around his shoulders. Both his eyes sparkled with a faint golden luster and contained a sharpness within, as though possessing a tremendous penetrative power. When he stared at Qin Wentian, a mounting pressure could be felt gushing from his eyes.
"A little bit I guess." Qin Wentian replied.
However, the lips of the young man curled in an unpleasant smile of disdain as though he was mocking Qin Wentian for overly boasting.
"The Dao of Runic Inscriptions is a true great dao, containing the truths and logic of the heavens and earth. If I'm not wrong, your cultivation base is merely at the third level of Celestial Phenomenon yet you actually dared to say that you know a little bit about runic inscriptions?" That young man calmly spoke. He was from the Purple Flame Sect, a major power in the Jiangling Country. The Purple Flame Sect was proficient in fire, as well as weapon forging. Their disciples all had very high attainments in this field.
"He's not the only braggart around here. Within the crowd, how many people didn't know anything about runic inscriptions? Yet there are still so many who dared speak frankly with assurance." A young woman around twenty-five to twenty-six years of age appeared beside the young man. Her eyelashes were long and she had a mean look on her face. Her mouth was extremely sharp, and although she could be considered not bad looking, her voice made many felt discomfort.
"Haha, you guys should be from the Purple Flame Sect right? The nine gigantic ancient bells here in the Driftsnow City all contained a marvelous might within but the number of experts who can cause them to ring remains a pathetic few. The fame of your Purple Flame Sect spreads far and wide, and there are many with high attainments in weapon forging. Today, I truly want to see how many of you can cause this particular bell to resonate and ring out." Some experts from the Nine Coldpeak Sect laughed uproariously.
Two experts from the Purple Flame Sect glanced at them and spoke, "Disciples from the Nine Coldpeak Sect of the Driftsnow City? You guys recently relocated to the Driftsnow City in the past few years and should be very familiar with the ancient bells right. Can any of you cause them to ring?"
"There's a spirit in the ancient bells, and the transformations contained within it are multifarious, continuing on unceasingly. There are no rules to it, and even if you are more familiar, the ending would be the same. What matters most is still one's attainment in divine inscriptions." A disciple from the Nine Coldpeak Sect emotionlessly spoke.
"I've long wanted to take a look at the Nine Immortality Bells. I shall take the opportunity today to carefully study this." At this moment, a group of figures descended from the skies as they headed towards the side of this ancient bell. It was actually a bunch of experts from the Jiang Clan.
"Nine Immortality Bells, don't question the immortals." A voice drifted over. From the surroundings, another row of experts stood beside those from the Jiang Clan. They were none other than experts from the Jiangling King Manor. One among them then continued, "I'm sure all of you must have already heard of the legends regarding the Nine Immortality Bells. Now that the immortal spirit has manifested, it's truly an opportunity hard to come by in a thousand years."