AST 2181 - Yu Royal Gate, Great Yu Mountain
“Nonsense,” Beihuang Fan sounded annoyed.
Nothing much happened subsequently, Qing Shui thought of Tantai Lingyan from time to time. He was worried about her and her whereabouts. Besides, he wanted to go home, but he could not leave at the moment.
There was also the problem of security around the region. The Divine Palace was very mad about Yin Tong’s assault. Right now, Nuolan was investigating the people behind it.
Yin Tong was nearly recovered, but he could not recall a single thing. There was a large range of complicated people here, but the objective of his assault was obvious. Yin Tong had no enemies, so it was either directed against Qing Shui or the Divine Palace.
It was not quite possible for the real target to be the Divine Palace since Yin Tong was new and almost nobody in the Divine Palace knew about him. However, it could be that the opponent wanted to hurt the Divine Palace without creating a big chaos.
Still, the other possibility was greater—to take revenge on Qing Shui. The Demon Gate Junior Sect Master denied to be involved in the assault, so Qing Shui lost the only suspect. It seemed that the case was becoming blurrier now.
Three days had passed. The opponents said that they would kill Qing Shui in three days, but nothing had happened until now.
Qing Shui was cautious too; he knew many incidents happened when one had loosened up and allowed the opponent to make a killing strike.
He didn’t dare to let loose. He was considered powerful here, but there were still others who could take his life away.
The next day, several people came. Qing Shui smiled as he saw them, it was the Jiu Yunlong couple. Yunlong stepped forward excitedly, “Younger brother!”
“Elder brother, sister-in-law! Why are you here?” Qing Shui was definitely delighted to see them.
Yunlong was genuinely close to Qing Shui as he had saved him, Tong Ruo, and his child. Thus, he could not sit still as he found out about the alliance between the Golden Yaksha and Demon Gate.
He only knew later that Qing Shui belonged to the Divine Palace and was related to the Taiyi Immortal Palace. Both of them were initially opposing each other, but now, Yunlong decided to form an alliance with the Divine Palace and Taiyi Immortal Palace.
The elders of his clan supported him too; a man must know the rights and wrongs. He had to acknowledge his savior and repay the favor.
“I would like to form an alliance with the Divine Palace and Taiyi Immortal Palace in the morning. Can you be my referrer?” Yunlong said directly.
Qing Shui understood at once. He stared at Yunlong, “Elder brother, I get it, but…”
“If you take me as your brother, save the excuse. I owe everything to you,” Yunlong was very straightforward.
“Alright, I will bring you there,” Qing Shui replied helplessly.
At the time, Beihuang Fan walked out and smiled at Qing Shui.
“Brother, your wife is so pretty. Mm? ow yeah, I know who she is. She's Miss Beihuang, right? Brother, you are really blessed,” Yunlong was amazed but he came back to his alertness immediately.
Beihuang Fan did not explain but said, “I can represent the Taiyi Immortal Palace and agree on the alliance. As for the Divine Palace, it will usually be fine if Qing Shui agrees.”
“Charismatic!” Yunlong smiled.
The few of them headed to the Divine Palace. Beihuang Liefeng led his men here; he was happy to form an alliance with the Silver Dragon Palace. It was surely a good thing to ally with the Silver Dragon Palace which was stronger than the Divine Palace and the Taiyi Immortal Palace.
Hence, everything was set smoothly, including the oath making and the brotherhood announcement. Yunlong dragged Qing Shui and made him the sworn brother of his. Beihuang Yu wanted to join but he was stopped by Beihuang Fan, “What are you doing?”
“Looks like I am downgraded,” Beihuang Yu said bitterly.
Yunlong and his men left about three days later. The news of alliance spread out quickly. It was a declaration of opposition with the Demon Gate indirectly. Overall, the Divine Palace was slightly weaker than the Demon Gate now.
The Silver Dragon Palace was also slightly weaker than the Golden Yaksha.
Nevertheless, the destruction would be mutual if they were to fight against one another.
Regardless, they hardly stood a firm position in the Northern Emperor Domain now. A strong force would have its own difficulty; a glorious big Sect or big family today might become a land of ashes tomorrow.
It was the same for a big force or a person. There would always be someone greater. As the biggest force in a region, one could be instantly destroyed by a hidden force or a strong warrior who just happened to pass by…
Hence, a strong force should be more careful like walking on the thin layer of ice. In the past life, the riches were said to be unable to survive more than three generations. Yet, it was easy to have a thousand years of inheritance. After all, there were many old creatures who could live up to a thousand years.
In that case, it would be several thousand years after three generations. It was very powerful to have an inheritance over a thousand years.
Many forces would vanish as their power grew. They would become boastful and reckless, thinking that they were the greatest. Then, the youngsters would create big troubles and get crippled or flattened out. With the loss of the younger generation, soon, they would fade and be forgotten.
Qing Shui still needed time to grow. He knew that individual strength was very important in the Main Continent. With one’s achievement, the people around would rise. However, the future generation would suffer if he had no heirs. It would be better to be forever undiscovered then.
Thus, the big forces stressed on the junior’s development and family inheritance. Only via inheritance, would they continue surviving. Otherwise, they would be very short-lived and washed out by the river of history. They would be completely wiped out with the time.
A month passed again. But at this time, Nuolan came to tell Qing Shui that the Yu Royal Gate was opening three days later and asked him whether he wanted to go.
“Yu Royal Gate? What's that?” Qing Shui asked curiously.
“Yu Royal Gate is located in the Great Yu Mountain to the north of Northern Emperor Domain and Northern King Domain. It will open once every five hundred years. There are many kinds of good stuff inside, and it will depend on your luck to get it. Many people from the Northern Emperor Domain and Northern King Domain will go, but it will be very dangerous. A lot of people will stay there forever,” explained Nuo Lan.
Qing Shui was alerted, “Who else from the Divine Palace will be going?”
“The Lord wants you to bring the others, and the Taiyi Immortal Palace is planning to let you bring Beihuang Fan and Beihuang Yu,” Nuolan replied.
“Aren't our Lord and the Taiyi Immortal Palace Lord going?” Qing Shui questioned curiously.
“I'm not sure.”
Qing Shui nodded, “They should not be going. It is impossible for everyone in the Divine Palace to go as somebody must stay and keep watch over the headquarters.”
Qing Shui did not know about other forces, but the Lord of Divine Palace and Taiyi Immortal Palace should be staying. As for other forces in the Northern King Domain, Qing Shui had no idea. At moments like this, It was a good idea to have many powerful warriors on stand-by. It would then be easier to distribute and strengthen the formations.
Qing Shui felt that it would be stressful to go, but it seemed to be a waste if he stayed back. It was rare to meet this opportunity as it opened once every five hundred years. Thus, Qing Shui reckoned he would go.
Qing Shui planned to discuss the strategy with Beihuang Fan.