However, he has never forgotten about his son and daughter back on the West Spirit Mainland all these years but he had been unable to return to see them.
"Yun'er, during these years, I've also offended many other cultivators as well. To prevent them from discovering you, I've always kept my true identity a secret. Hence, no one on the East Peak Mainland is aware of my real name."
Back then, when Gu Ruoyun had asked for his name, he told her that he had long forgotten it.
He had kept his real name and identity a secret all for the sake of his children back on the West Spirit Mainland.
Otherwise, after provoking so many cultivators, he feared that they would travel to the West Spirit Mainland and capture Gu Ruoyun and Gu Shengxiao to use them as a means to threaten him.
"Since that's the case, why didn't the members of the First City mention your name and ask others to help capture Big Brother on the West Spirit Mainland?" Gu Ruoyun raised an eyebrow and asked suspiciously.
Grand Lord Hong Lian chuckled softly, "This matter is not that simple and the First City isn't that stupid. Even though the West Spirit Mainland does not have a large number of powerful cultivators like the East Peak Mainland, it was still under the protection of the Three Great Authorities. With the Three Great Authorities around, they would not allow any Martial Honors from the East Peak Mainland to set foot on the West Spirit Mainland! This was why I'm not too worried that the First City would expose my name or my family! Besides, they want your brother so why should they let him fall into the hands of another?"
Gu Ruoyun nodded. Father is right. Anyone at the rank of a Martial Honor would be very sensitive to cultivators of the same rank. The East Peak Mainland's exit is situated near to the Three Great Authorities' base. If a Martial Honor enters the mainland, they would sense their presence immediately.
"Yun'er, since you've arrived in this realm, you should know about the Three Authorities of the East Peak Mainland." Grand Lord Hong Lian stroked Gu Ruoyun's hair while his handsome features were enveloped in a soft, gentle glow. His eyes were full of love and affection, "I wonder if you've met the elder of the Spirit Sect, your maternal grandmother's older brother? Also, the Lord of the Amethyst Underworld Palace isn't too bad either. We've met a few times. However, as for the Immortal Realm, I have nothing good to say about them. They are far too hypocritical and pay too much attention to fame and profit."
"The Immortal Realm that you're talking about no longer exists." Gu Ruoyun rubbed her nose and shrugged her shoulders as she spoke.
Grand Lord Hong Lian was shocked. He then smiled exasperatedly, "The Immortal Realm has been destroyed? The Amethyst Underworld Palace and the Immortal Realm have never really seen eye-to-eye, only the Spirit Sect has always maintained a neutral standpoint. However, the Amethyst Underworld Palace wouldn't be able to destroy the Immortal Realm on its own. Could it be that the Amethyst Underworld Palace and the Spirit Sect had formed an alliance? It seems that a lot has happened in the years of my absence."
"This..." Gu Ruoyun glanced at Grand Lord Hong Lian and meekly replied, "The Amethyst Underworld Palace and the Spirit Sect were not responsible for the Immortal Realm's annihilation."
"Oh? Are you saying that another great power has emerged on the West Spirit Mainland and replaced the Immortal Realm?"
Grand Lord Hong Lian was shocked. It seems that I've truly missed out on a lot of things in my absence during these past few years.
"Mm, that person was... Me."
However, not only has she toppled the Immortal Realm, she has also outmatched the Three Great Authorities as well.
Grand Lord Hong Lian's expression froze in place. He began to suspect that something had happened to his ears.
Am I hearing this right? Is my precious daughter saying that she was the one responsible for the annihilation of the Immortal Realm?
"Yun'er, what did you just say? I didn't hear you very clearly, can you say it again?"
Gu Ruoyun blinked and responded meekly, "I said, I had destroyed the Immortal Realm by accident."