Chapter 227: Mortal Emperor Chu
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Fifth Prince?" The Emperor's breathing became hurried when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said. Only after a long time did he take a deep breath and a trace of gloominess flashed within his eyes.
Duan Ling Tian was gazing at the Emperor, and he could clearly feel the rage within the Emperor's heart....
He could understand the Emperor's current feelings.
"Commander Duan!" The Emperor spoke with an icy-cold voice that revealed a coldness that was chilling to the bone.
"Your majesty." Duan Ling Tian replied.
"Take the Embroidered Uniform Guard under your command and bring that unfilial son here right now....I will summon the Prime Minister and Divine Might Marquis to enter the palace immediately. I want that unfilial son to be executed in this throne room as a warning to others!" The Emperor's voice seemed to come from the depths of hell and was incomparably gloomy.
He was completely enraged!
Duan Ling Tian let out a breath of cold air. It was said that Emperors were heartless, and today he could be considered to have completely experienced it.
However, when he thought about the Fifth Prince's deeds, Duan Ling Tian came to an understanding.
The Fifth Prince only had himself to blame!
"Yes." Duan Ling Tian received the orders and left the Imperial Palace with Xiong Quan, then he gathered the 12 Embroidered Uniform Guard under his command to directly head to the Fifth Prince's estate.
When the guards at the Fifth Prince's estate's main gate saw Duan Ling Tian coming over with his subordinates, their faces all went pale.
"Commander Duan!" They recognized the Embroidered Uniform Guards' Valador Robes and respectfully bowed to Duan Ling Tian, not daring to block his path.
Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to these guards and brought Xiong Quan and the 12 Embroidered Uniform Guards to directly gallop their horses into the Fifth Prince's estate.
"Duan Ling Tian, you're being presumptuous!" Before long, the Fifth Prince came out, and behind him, the white-browed old man followed.
"Presumptuous?" Duan Ling Tian's gaze focused as he looked at the Fifth Prince and indifferently said, "Fifth Prince, this time I'm following the orders of his Majesty to 'invite' you to the palace! So I hope Fifth Prince can cooperate."
"Hmph! If my Imperial Father wanted to summon me, why would he need you to come here? Duan Ling Tian, what exactly do you want to do?" The Fifth Prince's face sank, as he obviously didn't believe what Duan Ling Tian said.
"Fifth Prince, if you don't cooperate, then don't blame me for using force....Men, invite the Fifth Prince!" As Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, he abruptly ordered with a voice that was like exploding thunder.
Instantly, besides Xiong Quan, who was behind Duan Ling Tian, Old Hong, Old Qin, and the 10 Embroidered Uniform Guards moved forward, wanting to capture the Fifth Prince.
"Presumptuous!" The face of the white-browed old man behind the Fifth Prince sank as he shouted out explosively and protected the Fifth Prince behind him.
"If anyone obstructs, kill them!" Duan Ling Tian continued to order with a cold and indifferent voice.
Instantly, the 10 Embroidered Uniform Guards attacked, and their Embroidered Spring Sabers whistled out with piercingly cold lights as if transforming into poisonous snakes that bit towards the old man.
The old man's figure trembled, and 1,200 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above him.
A ninth level Nascent Soul martial artist!
However, even though he was a ninth level Nascent Soul martial artist, before the tacit joint attack of 10 seventh and eighth level Nascent Soul martial artists, he didn't gain the slightest advantage, even to the extent he was in a slightly sorry state when being enveloped by the net of sabers from the combined attacks of the Embroidered Spring Sabers.
Right at this moment, a burst of whistling echoed out.
It was precisely the Fifth Prince who blew it.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Instantly, incomparably swift figures flew over one after the other from all over the estate.
These people were led by an old man.
This old man wore azure clothes, and his movements brought along a shocking aura from his extraordinary cultivation.
Behind the old man, another five old men followed close behind, and besides that there was another group of middle-aged men with frosty expressions following close behind the old man.
These middle-aged men were precisely the Death Soldiers that the Fifth Prince trained, Death Soldiers that only lived for slaughter.
The old man in the lead dashed out, and above him, 1,500 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form....
Half-step Void Stage!
"Old Pu, I want that Duan Ling Tian dead!" The Fifth Prince's gaze shone when he saw the old man, and he abruptly ordered as if he was filled with confidence in the old man.
"Don't worry, your highness, none of them will survive." The old man's voice spread out in the air, and he seemed to transform into a great roc as he enveloped Duan Ling Tian's location.
"Xiong Quan, kill him!" Duan Ling Tian's gaze was calm when faced with this Half-step Void Stage powerhouse that was flying towards him, and he had a carefree expression.
"Yes, Young Master." Xiong Quan's body moved at the moment he heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
Along with an awe-inspiring sound of rushing wind was a clear and melodious sword howl, then the sounds stopped abruptly.
Instantly, a pillar of eye-piercing blood bloomed from the throat of the old man that was approaching in fully fury. He'd only approached halfway when his head drooped and his entire body crashed onto the floor. His body was fiercely hurtled out by momentum and was completely devoid of signs of life.
Besides Old Hong and Old Qin, who spurred their horses to follow by Duan Ling Tian's side, no one present was able to see Xiong Quan's movements clearly.
In their eyes, Xiong Quan had always been sitting on his horse and had never moved.
"Void Prying Stage!" Old Hong and Old Qin's hearts shook, as they never imagined that the middle-aged man that had been following the Commander lately was actually a Void Prying Stage powerhouse.
Moreover, he seemed to not simply be a first level Void Prying martial artist.
They felt their scalps go numb.
"No!" The Fifth Prince's pupils constricted when he saw this scene, and he wasn't willing to believe that all this was true.
His biggest reliance, an existence at the Half-step Void Stage, had died just like that?
The other five old men that followed behind the Half-step Void Stage old man now had stopped their footsteps and were all shocked to the point that they were dumbstruck.
The white-browed old man's figure moved to avoid the joint attack of the group of Embroidered Uniform Guards, then he stood far away and was stunned for a moment.
Only those Death Soldiers still pounced out to fight one after the other, but they all died beneath the Embroidered Spring Sabers of the 10 Embroidered Uniform Guards.
Before long, blood flooded into a river at the front courtyard of the Fifth Prince's estate....And not a single Death Soldier remained standing.
"Fifth Prince, I hope you're able to cooperate." Duan Ling Tian's icy-cold gaze swept past the white-browed old man and the other five old men that were dumbstruck, then it finally descended onto the Fifth Prince.
The Fifth Prince seemed have been slightly driven out of his wits, and only when the 10 Embroidered Uniform Guards surrounded him did he recover from his shock.
"Duan Ling Tian, you'll die for sure!" The Fifth Prince looked at Duan Ling Tian and spoke with a voice that was filled with icy coldness.
"Fifth Prince, I've already said this before: I'm following the orders of his Majesty to invite you to the Palace." Duan Ling Tian continued to speak. As for the Fifth Prince's threat, he didn't take it to heart.
"His Majesty? Has that old goat noticed something?" The Fifth Prince's eyes flashed with a trace of viciousness as he said this in a deep voice.
"Old goat?" Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at the Fifth Prince. It looked like the Fifth Prince didn't respect the Emperor in the slightest, because he had actually called the Emperor an old goat.
"Take him!" Duan Ling Tian turned his horse around and left the Fifth Prince's estate.
He didn't noticed that when the Fifth Prince was dragged onto the back of a horse by an Embroidered Uniform Guard, the Fifth Prince had made an eye signal to the white-browed old man.
And the white-browed old man nodded with a serious expression.
After Duan Ling Tian took the Fifth Prince away, the white-browed old man left the Fifth Prince's estate at the first possible moment and flashed straight for the Imperial Palace.
In terms of speed, he far surpassed Duan Ling Tian's group that was on horseback.
When Duan Ling Tian arrived at the throne room with the Fifth Prince, he noticed that besides the Emperor, there were quite a few people present.
Besides Divine Might Marquis Nie Yuan and Prime Minister Gu You Ting, the Senior Marquis of the Divine Might Marquis Estate had actually come as well, and he was now seated nearby. He was obviously given a seat by the Emperor.
Duan Ling Tian brought Xiong Quan and the 12 Embroidered Uniform Guards to enter the throne room in swift strides.
"Imperial Father!" The Fifth Prince seemed as if he'd seen his savior when he saw the Emperor, and he knelt on the ground. "This Duan Ling Tian is reckless and impudent enough to actually dare to forcefully enter my estate and kill my subordinates....Imperial Father, you must give justice to your son!"
The Emperor's gaze was slightly cold as he said, in a deep voice, "It was I who asked Commander Duan to capture you. What? You have an objection?"
The Fifth Prince looked at the Emperor as he asked, "Imperial Father, I wonder what I've done wrong?"
"What you've done? You're clear of it in your heart. Could it be that you want me to personally tell you?" The Emperor's face sank, and his eyes revealed a sense of gloominess.
"Imperial Father, you must not listen to the slanderous talk of that vile person. This Duan Ling Tian and I have personal grudges; he's framing me!" The Fifth Prince hurriedly said.
"Framing?" The Emperor sneered. "Do you really think I'm a self-indulgent ruler? I'd once suspected you, but then I thought that you're my own son after all, so I convinced myself and didn't suspect you again. But unexpectedly, now that the truth has been revealed, it really was you! My own good son!"
"Imperial Father, I don't know what you're talking about." The Fifth Prince pretended to be confused.
Right when the Emperor's face sank and he was about angrily rebuke the Fifth Prince, a calm voice sounded from outside the throne room. "Xun."
In next to no time, a white-clothed middle-aged man slowly walked in. His speed looked to be slow, but in the blink of an eye, he arrived within the audience hall.
Meanwhile, another person followed behind him.
It was precisely the white-browed old man from the Fifth Prince's estate.
"Your majesty the Mortal Emperor." For a moment, Nie Yuan and Gu You Ting looked at the person who'd arrived and slightly bowed.
Duan Ling Tian's brows raised.
He's the Mortal Emperor Chu? The Imperial Family's formidable Void Stage powerhouse?
"Fourth Imperial Brother?" The Emperor's enraged expressions slightly eased up when he noticed the arrival of Mortal Emperor Chu. "Why have you come?"
"Imperial Brother, I heard you want to punish Xun." The Mortal Emperor Chu looked at the Emperor with a pair of calm eyes that flashed with a grave intent to kill.
But it was caught by Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's heart jerked, as he suddenly felt that the arrival of the Mortal Emperor Chu would probably not be so simple.
The Emperor took a deep breath and said, with a hurried tone, "Fourth Imperial Brother, there's something you don't know. This unfilial son actually dared to poison me, his father! Tell me, does an unfilial son like this deserve death?" He was incomparably agitated.
"Unfilial son?" The Mortal Emperor Chu's dignified brows raised as he said indifferently, "Then if he isn't Imperial Brother's son?"
"Fourth Imperial Brother, what do you mean by this?" The Emperor's face went slightly grim as his fierce gaze descended onto Mortal Emperor Chu.
"Xun, tell him." Mortal Emperor Chu looked at the Emperor with a calm gaze as he spoke indifferently.
Meanwhile, the Fifth Prince, Chu Xun, directly stood up and respectfully bowed to Mortal Emperor Chu. "Yes, Imperial Father!"
Along with Chu Xun's voice, the entire scene was deathly silent.
The Fifth Prince addressed Mortal Emperor Chu as Imperial Father?
What was actually going on?
Besides Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan, who could still stay calm, the faces of the other people present changed.