Chapter 560 - Assassination by the Death Servant
While Qin Nan was cultivating at the Starry Pagoda, the atmosphere of the White Tiger Platoon intensified as the date of the trial of the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground was approaching.
The First Prince and the Ninth Prince tried to usurp the Third Prince's position in the imperial court by blaming him for not obeying the etiquette during the feast at the Talent-Gathering Hall. The officers of the rites immediately proposed to station the Third Prince in rural areas of the kingdom.
The following day, before the Sky-Scorching Emperor could reveal his decision, the officers of the rites were exposed to be abusing their authorities with solid evidence, thus causing them to be expelled. The Third Prince struck further and caused many trusted subordinates of the First Prince and the Ninth Prince to rebel all of a sudden, resulting in a great loss to their influences.
The Third Prince had emerged victorious in the first clash!
Furthermore, the Second Prince had suddenly left White Tiger City due to unknown circumstances, causing the princes to be confused.
Among the royal siblings, the influence of the Second Prince was not weaker than the First Prince and the Ninth Prince. However, not only had he failed to attend the feast at the Talent-Gathering Hall, he had suddenly left White Tiger City at such a crucial moment, leaving the others in shock.
Four days were gone in the blink of an eye. Only a day was left until the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground would be activated!
Following the last chant, the entire pagoda became quiet.
The eyes of the experts were filled with disappointment. The chants were able to calm their hearts, which greatly benefited their process of cultivating.
Meanwhile in the Right Star superior room, Di Fengyun's eyes sprang open after being aware that the chants had stopped.
"It seems like that person has finished his cultivating process? If that's the case, I shall send someone over to take a look…"
Di Fengyun immediately summoned a maidservant and ordered her to send a letter to the person in the Left Star superior room.
In the Left Star superior room, Qin Nan's eyes slowly opened, before they emitted a golden flicker.
The benefits he had acquired after cultivating for the past four days were tremendous. His heart was as clear as a piece of glass.
"Judging from the status of the Law-Defying Primordial Spirit, it appears that it'll soon give birth to the force of the Martial Highness Realm."
Qin Nan took a glimpse at his body and discovered his shapeless Primordial Spirit was emitting an obscure aura, as if it was undergoing some sort of change.
"The Starry Stones are depleted. Only a day left until the trial; it's time to go back!"
Qin Nan rose from the ground and was about to leave the Starry Pagoda for the palace.
At that instant, the formation flickered as the voice of a maidservant could be heard, "Mr. Duan Qing, Mr. Di Fengyun in the next room sent you a letter…"
Qin Nan was startled.
It went without saying that he was familiar with the name Di Fengyun. Why was he writing him a letter? Could it be that he had discovered his identity?
With great doubts, Qin Nan withdrew the formation and received the letter. His face was filled with a strange expression following a glimpse.
The letter wrote, "Junior Di Fengyun is impressed to witness senior's outstanding capabilities when the Starry River was activated and the rare phenomenon that occurred when senior was cultivating. Is it possible for senior to give me a chance to invite you to a feast to discuss about Martial Arts? I hope that senior would accept the invitation."
The words were written in a sincere tone.
"Di Fengyun...is calling me a senior? And he's asking me to discuss Martial Arts with him?"
Qin Nan's lips twisted as his heart was filled with ridicule.
Di Fengyun was the top genius of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, who was currently the Platoon Leader of the White Tiger Platoon, granting him a powerful status and a bright future!
Furthermore, as Qin Nan was now closely related to the Vermilion Bird Platoon and Zhou Bihua, Di Fengyun could be considered his enemy for the time being!
"I'm afraid he has no idea who I am, and assumes that I'm some kind of expert!"
Qin Nan soon came to a realization. With a grin on his face, he left a letter for Di Fengyun and left the Starry Pagoda.
Meanwhile, as the maidservant knocked on the Right Star superior room, Di Fengyun immediately withdrew the formation and grabbed the letter from her.
He took a deep breath and opened the letter. A single word came into his sight.
"I believe it's impossible to establish a connection with the senior."
Di Fengyun shook his head and let out a sigh. It was quite a pity that he had no chance of meeting the senior.
Meanwhile, his badge began to glow. Di Fengyun read the message with a glimpse and cast it aside without responding.
According to the message from the badge, Xu Ao and the others were planning to target Duan Qing.
Although Di Fengyun was not fond of this Duan Qing, he had no reason to involve himself in dealing with a low-rank person like him!
Di Fengyun's fiery eyes emitted an icy aura.
One day, he would let Zhou Bihua admit that not teaching him the Art of the Immortal Vermilion Bird was the greatest mistake of his life.
Qin Nan frowned as he walked on the main street of White Tiger City.
After practicing the Sleeping Buddha Method for the past few days, his senses had improved significantly, allowing him to be more alert to his surroundings. As such, he could sense a vague murderous intent toward him.
"Who's that? An assassin? Or…"
Qin Nan halted in his tracks as his eyes flickered thunderously while he scanned the cultivators within a hundred meters around him.
He saw a humpbacked old man who possessed a cultivation of the third-layer Martial Highness Realm, despite his ordinary appearance, who was the source of the murderous intent!
"Is he the assassin? But his cultivation…"
Qin Nan's mind was filled with doubts.
The old man was aware that his identity had been exposed after realizing that Qin Nan was staring at him. He uttered a roar and unleashed his full cultivation without hesitation, before executing his strongest move aiming at Qin Nan's figure.
The entire street quaked as the cultivators were greatly astonished.
This was White Tiger City!
How did this guy dare to use violence in the city?
Qin Nan had no time to ponder further as he drew out the ancient saber Ira and unleashed the strongest slash aiming at the humpbacked old man.
A terrifying saber glow was unleashed in a destructive manner, which instantly shattered the attack from the old man. Its remaining force struck his figure, which sent him flying.
Qin Nan purposely restrained the power of the slash to prevent himself from killing the old man.
Qin Nan uttered a roar as the Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire engulfed his figure and summoned a giant bell that crushed downward onto the old man's figure.
At that instant, a strange occurrence took place. The old man's figure shuddered violently all of a sudden and dropped to the ground in a lifeless state.
Qin Nan's eyes widened, causing his actions to come to a halt.
Had the guy...just killed himself?
"Could he be a Death Servant?"
QIn Nan frowned.
While he was reading the ancient books, he had found an article describing the Death Servants, which referred to the cultivators whom various factions had trained since they were young. These cultivators were extremely loyal, and would choose to kill themselves without hesitation after failing their missions.
However, something was not quite right!
Qin Nan had already displayed his strength at the Talent-Gathering Hall. They should know that it was impossible for a third-layer Martial Highness Realm Death Servant to assassinate him!
If they already knew that it was impossible, why would they still send the assassin?
So that he could kill himself?
At that instant, a powerful aura descended from above.