Chapter 708: Family Transformation (One)
In the conference hall of the Flame Mercenaries, Tianmu Ling and the old woman were politely escorted to their seats. As for Bi Lian and You Yue, they received the guests enthusiastically.
Tianmu Ling sipped some tea elegantly and shot a glance at You Yue and Bi Lian, the two girls who were even prettier than her. She said softly, “I’m Tianmu Ling. Who are you two? And what relationship do you have with brother Jian Chen?”
“Hello sister Tianmu Ling. I’m Bi Lian. Jian Chen’s my elder brother. This is sister You Yue, my brother’s fiancee.” Bi Lian said with a slight smile.
“Fiancee?” Tianmu Ling muttered quietly. She stared out You Yue with some astonishment and smiled, “Who would have thought the seemingly cold brother Jian Chen has a fiancee. Really surprised me. But sister You Yue’s manners are refined and possesses an alluring appearance. Only exceedingly beautiful women like you suit brother Jian Chen.”
You Yue’s pretty face became flushed and she said with a smile, “Young lady Tianmu Ling must be exaggerating. Compared to young lady Tianmu Ling, You Yue is far below.”
Tianmu Ling giggled, “Anyway, where has brother Jian Chen gone to? I’ve specially come today representing the Tianmu clan to look for brother Jian Chen.”
“Young lady Tianmu Ling, we must apologize. A few days ago, my brother had matters to attend to so he went to the Qinhuang Kingdom. We don’t know when he’ll return.” Bi Lian said apologetically.
An expression of disappointment appeared on Tianmu Ling’s face. She sighed softly, “Looks like I’ve really come at the wrong time.”
“Young lady Tianmu Ling, why don’t you and this senior stay here for a few days? Jian Chen should return very soon.”
Tianmu Ling stretched before looking at the silent old woman beside her. She said, “Grandma Wang, why don’t we stay here for a few days and wait for Jian Chen to come back?”
The old woman stared at Tianmu Ling affectionately and said with a smile, “As long as Ling’er wants to. Grandma will listen to you.” As soon as she finished speaking, a gleam of light suddenly flashed across her eyes. She slowly raised her head to look at the distance. At this moment, there was a weird light to her eyes, as if she could see through the structure and directly observe what was going on outside.
Soon afterwards, a great pressure suddenly erupted. It swept through the entire palace, causing those who were slightly weaker to feel as if their bodies were being crushed at by a boulder. Not only did they become extremely solemn, they even struggled to breath.
Bi Lian and You Yue were also affected in the conference hall. Their complexions suddenly paled and their legs became powerless. They struggled to stand and almost fell down.
The old woman on the seat sneered. She gently tapped the dragon-headed cane on the ground, and suddenly, the great pressure immediately vanished.
“Is the captain of the Flame Mercenaries, Jian Chen here? Hurry up and come out.” An old voice reverberated from the sky. It was like an explosion, extremely deafening and it spread throughout the entire city. Everyone in the city heard it.
In the sky above the Flame Mercenaries headquarters, five figures had already appeared at some time. They stood erect in the sky like gods that had descended.
“Who is being so impudent outside!” A cold snort resounded from the palace where the Flame Mercenaries were. Short afterwards, three great presences erupted from the palace simultaneously. Bi Hai, Jiede Tai and Nubis flew out from the palace at the same time, stopping one hundred meters away from the five. They suppressed the great presence given off by the five people.
“Who would’ve thought the Flame Mercenaries would have three Saint Rulers. A little surprising.” Of the five elderly men, one of they stared at the three people in disdain.
Bi Hai observed the five people rather solemnly. He could feel the strength of the five people. Three were Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers, while the other two were in the Sixth Heavenly Layer. Such a powerful lineup definitely was not something the three of them could deal with.
“Who are you? Why are you looking for my great-grandson?” Bi Hai asked with a deep voice. The expression he currently displayed was not nice.
The five people swept across the Bi Hai and the other two. They did not find Jian Chen with them so one of the people said rather impatiently, “Hurry up and tell Jian Chen to come out. We’re looking for him for some matters.”
“My great-grandson is not here. If you’re looking for him, perhaps you’ve made the trip in vain.” Bi Hai said with a deep voice. The five people did not come with good intentions, so he knew they were not friends but foe.
The five elderly men became slightly gloomy. One of them said huskily, “What, not here? Where’s he gone? Hurry up and tell us.” The person’s tone was imperative and did not seem tolerant to any resistance, as if he was directly ordering Bi Hai and the other two.
Nubis was unable to maintain his composure. As a beast of antiquity, the pride within him did not allow anyone to speak in such a way to him. Under the situation in which his dignity was challenged, he would not feel any fear even if the opponents were Sixth Heavenly Cycle Saint Rulers.
“You old bastard, who do you think you are? You better be careful with your tone, otherwise don’t blame me, the great Nubis, for being impolite.” Nubis stared coldly at the old man who had spoken out.
The old man was slightly stunned. He had never imagined that Nubis, a mere Third Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler, would speak to him like that. He had lived for so long yet he had never encountered such a situation.
However, the old man’s complexion quickly became ugly. He stared at Nubis with great shock and killing intent rose up without any restraint. He said coldly, “You’re looking to die!” As soon as he finished speaking, the old man appeared in front of Nubis with a great speed. His right hand formed a claw, swinging at Nubis’s neck with lightning speed.
The old man who had attacked was a Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler. Facing against him, Nubis did not have any fear at all. Opening his mouth, Nubis spat out a mouthful of strong, poisonous gas. It immediately enveloped the old man and at the same time, Nubis’s right hand went to receive the claw with great energy and without any fear.
Rumble! The moment the two hands collided, there was a muffled rumble akin to thunder. Both of them stood unmoving like a mountain, with nobody backing down slightly.
However, the old man’s expression suddenly changed shortly afterwards. He immediately pulled back, escaping from the area of poisonous gas. He stared at Nubis in shock and cried out, “What is this poison?! It’s so strong that it can even harm me!” Shortly afterwards, the old man seemed to think of something. He was greatly surprised, “You… you… you’re not a human, you’re a magical beast.”
Behind him, Sixth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler gently sniffed at the air that was somewhat polluted by the poison. After thinking a little, he said slowly, “This is the venom of a Silver Striped Golden Snake, a beast of antiquity. He’s actually a Silver Striped Golden Snake.”
“Hehe, I heard that Silver Striped Golden Snakes possess great strength. They can easily defeat those stronger than it despite being weaker. Looks like it really is true, actually able to block the attack from a Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler while being a Third Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler. Not bad, not bad, not bad at all. It’s just that, I wonder if you can resist against two Sixth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers working together?” Another Sixth Heaven Layer Saint Ruler laughed coldly.
“Looks like we’ll get another Class 7 Monster Core today.”