Chapter 293: You’re Using This To…Bribe Me?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Sigh, although the Golden Immortals get a lifespan of fifty thousand years, when we’re battling or tempering our weapons, we need to spit out blood which reduces our lifespan. It’s very rare to live past forty thousand years.”
Everyone sighed. They then went ahead to collect their books.
The book recommended by the Taiyi Golden Immortal must be extraordinary!
They looked serious. Each of them had a copy in hand. They all started reading.
Since they were all Immortals, their speed of reading was rapid. It did not take long before they finished reading the book. They all looked shocked. They had the same reaction.
Their lips parted like a statue.
Gradually, some Immortals started to snap out of shock. The look of disbelief was still on their faces.
“This book contains the Basics of Wisdom!”
“So shocking, so hard to believe, so terrifying!”
“Secrets of the ancient times, secrets of the ancient times! How terrifying!”
“This was definitely written by a bigshot from the ancient times. So, Flat Peaches really do exist in the world? Where’s the heavenly Temple? I want to work there!”
An aging elder could not help standing up. He said to Qing Yunzi, “Senior Qing Yunzi, is this book really from the ordinary realm? Perhaps the person who wrote the book resides in the ordinary realm?!”
“Indeed!” Qing Yunzi nodded. “Furthermore, the series of changes happening in the ordinary realm are the doings of this person!”
Everyone widened their eyes. “A bigshot! A bigshot! What are his intentions?”
“This is the reason why I gathered you all here!” Qing Yunzi said with a solemn face. He said slowly, “According to what I see, based on all of the evidence, this person seems to be plotting to bring back the glory of the ancient times. However, I’m not sure how he’s going to do it.”
“Bring back the glory of the ancient times? Impossible!” Instantly, a Golden Immortal’s face changed. He was shaking his head vigorously.
It was the same middle-aged Immortal who mocked Ye Liuyun earlier.
His reaction instantly attracted everyone’s attention.
Ye Liuyun’s eyes glared at him, sending electric currents. He scoffed, “Cao Songzi, why do you say so?!”
Ziye’s eyes narrowed with a sparkle. She was excited.
The expert was clearly trying to bring back the glory of the ancient times. However, even she did not know much about it. Yet, the others claim to know something?
She could help the expert do more things now.
Cao Songzi’s heart sank. He said hastily, “I just find it hard to believe.”
Ye Liuyun’s Qi had gathered around him. He scoffed, “Spill!”
“I only know a little,” Cao Songzi sighed as he gave in. “By chance, I gained the inheritance of an ancient Immortal. This is why I got to where I am today. Back then, the ancient Immortal had reached the late-Taiyi Golden Immortal realm. He was one step away from becoming a Daluo. However, he was also entering the fifth decay, so death was expected.”
Ziye pestered, her expression remaining unchanged, “Then?”
“This ancient Immortal knew that based on how the world was, there was no hope in becoming a Daluo Immortal. He died unwillingly!” Cao Songzi halted. Then, he continued, “Since ancient times, Immortal Qi has been decreasing, making it impossible for an ordinary man to become an Immortal. Meanwhile, it’s also impossible for an Immortal to become a Daluo Immortal. Every Immortal would suffer from the Five Decays, resulting in ultimate death. Think about it. If this goes on, what would happen?”
Everyone frowned while their scalps were getting numb.
The road between the Immortal Realm and Land was broken, and the road of longevity for the Immortals was destroyed. Cultivation was also getting harder. They would enter the Age of Decadence!
They thought about the glory in ‘Journey to the West’. Then, they thought about the current situation. They all felt hopeless chills all over them.
“Indeed, this is how the world works. The road of cultivation would only go downhill from here,” a Taiyi Golden Immortal, Immortal Xuanyuan, said with his hoarse voice. “Thus, the attempt to rebuild the ancient glory goes against the world.”
Qing Yunzi frowned. He was unsure as he said, “If so, why would this man do such a thing? Is he trying to go against Fate?”
“The likelihood of this is as low as zero!” Xuanyuan shook his head and straightened his face. He analyzed, “Think about it. If you’ve cultivated up to this stage and could live forever, would you suddenly go against Fate? Isn’t it better to stay alive?”
Someone raised his hand and said, “What if this person genuinely cares for the world?”
“This likelihood is zero!” Xuanyuan said with a confident smile. “To this so-called bigshot, everyone’s an ant. What does it have anything to do with him whether or not we could live forever?”
Everyone nodded. “You have a point!”
Even Ziye started to doubt deeply. ‘Is the expert really trying to go against Fate? Unless… I got it wrong?’
Xuanyuan got everyone’s attention. He smiled confidently as he analyzed, “Therefore, I think there are three possibilities!
“Firstly, this man’s an expert. He wants to rebuild the ancient times and to go against Fate. It’s high risk with zero benefits. It’s obviously impossible, so we’ll pass on this.
“Secondly, the world’s suddenly changing for no reason. Everything’s done by Heaven, and everything we’ve speculated is nothing but coincidence. This likelihood is slightly higher, but not that high!
“Thirdly, this man’s a chess piece of a bigshot! The actual expert’s using him to set up the world. Of course, it isn’t to rebuild the ancient times. The intention is quite big, and it’s likely to change. This likelihood’s higher!
“Fourthly, this man’s a Taiyi Golden Immortal who’s unable to become a Daluo. Coincidently, he inherited some powerful ancient treasures. Facing the threat of Five Decays, he has no choice but to go against Fate to seek longevity! I think this is the most likely!”
Clap! Clap! Clap!
Qing Yunzi took the lead and started clapping his hands. With that, applause filled the air.
So reasonable, he had his points!
Ziye and the others applauded him as well. If they did not know the expert in person, they would have believed him.
Immortal Xuanyuan was proud of himself. He stood up and halted the applause. “Anyway, it’s either the third or the fourth possibility. No matter which, they contain huge opportunities, enough for one to live forever! Tempting?”
“Tempting, of course, it’s tempting!” Qing Yunzi nodded vigorously. “I didn’t expect Immortal Xuanyuan to have so much understanding. It’s so embarrassing for me to be the one hosting this gathering. I’m so ashamed!”
“Ha-ha-ha, actually I’ve been keeping a close eye on this matter and I did my research. In fact, I even went ahead to investigate it.” Immortal Xuanyuan laughed. “I came here today to see if everyone would be interested in joining forces to find out more about this. After all, this is related to longevity, so we have to plan it well.”
“Of course, of course.” Everyone nodded, especially those who were about to face their Five Decays. They would do anything to prolong their lives.
By the side, Ye Liuyun’s eyes narrowed. He heard the keyword. He stared at Immortal Xuanyuan and asked with a serious tone, “How did you investigate?”
Immortal Xuanyuan halted for a second. “What does this have anything to do with you?”
“Tell us, how did you investigate?” Ye Liuyun’s eyes narrowed. He was exuding Qi all over as he scoffed coldly, “Did you use the Xuan Water Bracelet?”
Immortal Xuanyuan frowned. “How did you know?”
Ye Liuyun’s eyes sparkled. He slammed his fist on the table and pointed his finger at him. He growled, “Bastard! It’s you!”
Immortal Xuanyuan’s face changed as he said with a deep voice, “You’re with that person?”
“Ha-ha-ha! Broken shoes are found everywhere, and I found you so effortlessly! I finally found you!” Ye Liuyun was very excited. He laughed as a red rounded cup appeared in his hand. “Bastard, check out this treasure!”
Instantly, flames rose in the air, rushing toward Immortal Xuayuan.
Immortal Xuanyuan smiled. He waved his hand. Instantly, wind circulated him, blocking the flames. He scoffed with a smile, “I should be the one saying so. Who would’ve expected that you’d have the courage to jump out at this time! Brothers, there’s an accomplice here! Everyone, let’s take him down to get more information!”
Seeing that everyone was about to get in action, Ziye hastily stood up. “Wait!”
She looked at Ye Liuyun. Her brows slightly furrowed as she tested, “Brother, orange?”
Ye Liuyun’s eyes sparkled. “Milk! Ha-ha-ha! We’re together!”
Ziye smiled. She prepared her Qi as she asked, “What is it? Does the expert want to attack this person?”
“Precisely. This man used the Xuan Water Bracelet to attack the expert. He even harmed a few innocent ones. We can’t let him go!” Ye Liuyun nodded.
Xiao Chengfeng and Urchin could not stay seated any longer. Instantly, they stood up. “If so, count us in!”
Instantly, the four of them surrounded Immortal Xuanyuan.
This sudden change was shocking to many of them.
What happened? This suddenly changed? Were they exchanging secret words?
Even Immortal Xuanyuan was shocked. He then smiled from anger, “Well done. We don’t have that many Immortals here, and yet, who would’ve thought that four spies got mixed in. The setup of this man’s quite high!”
Qing Yunzi’s face stiffened. He said, “Everyone, this is my territory. This isn’t good.”
Ye Liuyun scoffed, “This is our problem. It’s best if you don’t step in.”
“Immortal Xuanyuan’s my guest. I can’t just watch him get bullied. Furthermore, I’m the host, it’s my duty to get involved!” Qing Yunzi’s face straightened. He then said in a low voice, “Also, you’ve got it wrong. We have more people than you!”
He said to Immortal Linzhu, “These people must know something, they have intentions! Immortal Linzhu, let’s join forces and take them down!”
By the side, Immortal Linzhu was unable to react. She looked at Ziye doubtfully, “Sister Ziye, what’s the matter?”
Ziye lifted her hand and took out a piece of donkey meat. She gave it to Zhulin unwillingly and said, “I don’t have time to explain. Eat this and help us!”
Everyone looked at her. They could not believe their eyes.
Was that a…steamed bun?
Immortal Ziye actually brought a steamed bun out with her?
Immortal Linzhu held the donkey meat blankly. She said, dumbfounded, “You’re using this to…bribe me?”