Book 13 Three Brothers - Chapter 24 – Seeing Zong Jue
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip
"What's the method?" Both Hou Fei and Hei Yu looked to Qin Yu.
Qin Yu smiled as he said. "We've all dug into a dead end, but does that mean that we must enter the Imperial City? Don't forget, all we got to do is rescuing Bai Xin."
"Dug into a dead end?" Hou Fei and Hei Yu took a glance at each other, they were both confused.
Qin Yu continued. "Our goal was saving Bai Xin, it was not to enter the Imperial City. Although Bai Xin is in the Imperial City, but saving her is not hard. Although we cannot enter the Imperial City, but we can let Bai Xin come out from the Imperial City. Won't this solve the problem?"
"Let Bai Xing come out from the Imperial City? How'd we do that?" Hou Fei looked at Qin Yu.
Qin Yu looked toward the east. "Isn't Bai Xin in Zong Jue's place? Let's get in contact with Zong Jue first and let Zong Jue come to the Black Crow City. We'll have a good chat with him and then make him hand over Bai Xin to us."
"Big brother, it's highly likely that Zong Jue is the one who wanted to kill me." Hei Yu frowned.
Qin Yu shook his head and muttered. "I believe that the one that wanted to kill you should not be Zong Jue. For one, Zong Jue does not have any hatred or desire for revenge against you. Secondly, if he wanted to kill you, why didn't he do that the first time he saw you in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm?"
Hei Yu was startled. He was unable to refrain himself from muttering. "True, if he wanted to kill me, why didn't he do that the first time he met me on the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm?"
"Also, according to my understanding toward Zong Jue, he was not a person like that. Furthermore, he had also saved Bai Xin! We can forget about the nonsense that he took a fancy upon Bai Xing, I do not think that's the case at all." Qin Yu said indifferently. "Furthermore, the strongest assurance that I have is… this Zong Jue knows of how powerful Uncle Lan is."
Both Hei Yu and Hou Fei's expression turned.
"That's right, his battle blade was given to him by Uncle Lan. It's made of the same material as the Black Stick and the Cloud Piercing Spear; he definitely know about how powerful Uncle Lan is." Hou Fei agreed. "As long as this Zong Jue is not having a fever, he would not come trying to kill us."
Hei Yu also nodded. "Furthermore, with our current strength, we truly don't have many people that we would fear."
With the three brothers joining hands, other than the Dragon Emperor, Peng Demon Emperor, Great Ape Emperor, Cyan Emperor, Emperor Ni and a couple others at their tier, the other people, including the Blood Devil Emperor,were all people that the three brothers could care less about.
"But we do not have a way to get in touch with Zong Jue." Suddenly said Hou Fei.
"That's simple." At this moment, Hei Yu also smiled. Having had a method to rescue Bai Xin, his mood was currently very good. "Doesn't big brother have a very good relationship with the Prince of the Dragon Clan? As long as you send a transmission to him and ask for his help then, with the countless troops of the Dragon Clan, sending a transmission to Zong Jue is definitely not a hard task."
Qin Yu smiled as he nodded. Soon after, with a wave of his hand, the Transmission Secret Array appeared directly on the middle of the courtyard. Qin Yu simply entered the Transmission Secret Array and, with a flip of his hand, took out his Transmission Spiritual Pearl. At once, he started to send a transmission to Ao Wuming.
"Big brother Wuming, it's me, Qin Yu. I have a matter that I hope that big brother would lend me a hand on." Qin Yu send a transmission. At this moment, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were standing aside and watching him.
After a moment —
"Ah, it's Qin Yu. It's been a hundred years since I last had any news of you. Whatever you need my help on, just go ahead and tell me. As long as I am capable of helping, I would definitely help you out." Said Ao Wuming very frank and straightforwardly. Qin Yu immediately replied. "Big brother Wuming, I am wondering if any of your Dragon Clan's troops on the Black Crow City is able to get in contact with Zong Jue?"
"Zong Jue. Are you talking about that Super Divine Beast, Golden Winged Great Peng Bird Zong Jue?" Asked Ao Wuxu in confirmation.
While there's many people named Zong Jue, there's only a single Super Divine Beast with the name Zong Jue.
"That's right." Qin Yu nodded.
"Without even the need of checking, I am certain that there's definitely someone. All the important people of the major powers, our Dragon Clan are definitely able to get in contact with them." Said Ao Wuming with absolute certainty.
Having received this information, a smile immediately appeared on Qin Yu's face. Hou Fei and Hei Yu who stood to the side and watched had also roughly guessed the result.
"Qin Yu, where in the Black Crow City are you all at right now? I'll immediately someone from my Dragon Clan over. As for contacting Zong Jue and whatnot, you can just go ahead and ask him. I'll inform him beforehand about everything." Said Ao Wuming enthusiastically.
Soon after, Qin Yu told Ao Wuming their location and the alias they used to check in. The two then chatted with each other for a moment before disconnecting. Qin Yu waved his hand and took the Transmission Secret Array back into his Blazing Profound Ring.
"Big brother, how was it?" Although Hou Fei and Hei Yu managed to guess the result, they still wanted to receive the confirmation from Qin Yu.
Qin Yu smiled and nodded. "Everything went smoothly. What we need to do now is… stay here and await for the expert from the Dragon Clan." Hou Fei and Hei Yu immediately blossomed into a smile.
Afterwards, the three began drinking as they waited for the expert from the Dragon Clan.
After a cup of tea's time.
"May I know if this place is the residence of Young Master Xi Shuang?" A voice sounded from outside the courtyard mansion. Qin Yu and his brothers started to smile at the same time. When the three of them checked in, Qin Yu gave the alias Xi Shuang. Furthermore, with the strength of the three of them, they were able to immediately determine that the person outside was a level four Demon Emperor and also from the Dragon Clan.
Qin Yu stood up and personally opened the door.
This Dragon Clansman had the appearance of an youth. When he saw the three people inside the courtyard, he was shocked to find that he was unable to see through any of them. Immediately, he cup his hand respectfully and said. "This humble self is Yu Pan of the Dragon Clan. Paying his respect to the three seniors."
Qin Yu closed the door and then smiled amiably. "I believe you're sent over by big brother Wuming?"
"Precisely." Hearing Qin Yu speaking like this, Yu Pan no longer doubted anything in his mind. He immediately said. "Through His Highness's transmission, I am aware that the three seniors wanted to contact Zong Jue. My Transmission Spiritual Pearl is capable of contacting Zong Jue, what might the three seniors want to transmit?"
At this moment, Hei Yu and Hou Fei had also walked over.
Hei Yu spoke. "Tell Zong Jue that if he still remembers Uncle Lan, then come to the Black Crow City and meet us. Brother Yu Pan, at that time, it would do well if you can just bring Zong Jue to us." Qin Yu and Hou Fei also nodded. Hei Yu's message was more than enough to rouse Zong Jue.
"Okay." Although this Demon Emperor Yu Pan does not know who Uncle Lan was, he also did not bother to ask. Holding his Transmission Spiritual Pearl with his hand, Demon Emperor Yu Pan started to send the message to Zong Jue.
In merely a moment later, Demon Emperor Yu Pan raised his head to look at Qin Yu and them. He smiled and said. "Three seniors, that Zong Jue had already responded. He'll be on his way to Black Crow City right away."
Although it is said to be after a short moment, it was actually close to an hour. After Demon Emperor Yu Fan sent the message to Zong Jue, Zong Jue had came to the residence of Qin Yu and his brothers.
"Knock. Knock." The courtyard door was knocked on.
Demon Emperor Yu Pan looked to Qin Yu. Qin Yu lightly nodded. Demon Emperor Yu Pan walked to the door and opened it. Outside the door was only a single person, Zong Jue. Zong Jue had came without any servants or subordinates. When Zong Jue walked in, he saw Qin Yu and his brothers; a puzzled expression appeared on his face.
"Demon Emperor Yu Pan, thank you for your help, we would not need to bother you anymore now." Said Qin Yu while smiling.
"Three seniors, this humble self shall take his leave." Immediately after Demon Emperor Yu Pan turned and started to leave. While he was leaving, he also nodded and smiled to Zong Jue.
Zong Jue saw Qin Yu and his brothers; puzzled, he said. "You all are?" When Qin Yu and his brothers arrived on the Black Crow Star, they had changed their appearance. Furthermore, their strength now surpassed Zong Jue's so Zong Jue was also unable to sense their aura. Naturally, he was unable to determine who they are.
Qin Yu and his brothers changed their appearance and returned back to their original appearance.
"Haha, sure enough, it's you three." Upon seeing them changing their appearance back, Zong Jue immediately started to smile. "Oh Qin Yu, upon seeing the words Uncle Lan, I had already guessed that there's a high chance of it being one of you three brothers sending me the message. Originally I had thought that it'll be one or two of you, never had I expected that it's all three of you." At this moment, Zong Jue appeared to be very happy and excited.
"Never had I expected that," Zong Jue gasped in admiration. "you three brothers, in merely several hundred years, had actually reached such a level. I had already sensed that you three brothers were extraordinary back in the Mortal Realm; however, your accomplishments still astonished me greatly."
Hei Yu did not have the slightest smile on his face. He stared at Zong Jue and said. "Zong Jue, let me ask you, why is the Peng Demon Emperor chasing after to kill me?!"
Qin Yu and Hou Fei was also looking at Zong Jue.
Zong Jue took a glance at Hei Yu, he then said helplessly. "Hei Yu, to be honest, the fact that His Majesty was chasing after to kill you was a bit… related to me. "
Qin Yu started to frown. He did not believe Zong Jue to be such a person.
"Zong Jue, the Peng Demon Emperor originally did not chase to kill me. Only after I met you did I start to become chased by the Peng Demon Emperor. Furthermore, he had also exterminated the entire Bai Family. I hope that you'll tell me everything from the beginning till the end." Hei Yu had a very solemn expression.
Zong Jue took a deep breath. He said. "Hei Yu, when we first met each other again in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, your strength was already very good. At that time, we had even sparred with each other. Afterwards, when I returned to the Imperial City, unintentionally, I mentioned you to His Majesty. During that time, I even praised you highly and told His Majesty about all your strong points. I've told him that you're a future elite of our Bird Clan."
"It seemed like you were telling the Peng Demon Emperor the goods of my third brother?" At this moment, Hou Fei instead called Hei Yu his third brother.
"That was indeed my thought. Senior Uncle Lan had graced upon me, even if I were to see that Hei Yu's potential was great, I would still not do those despicable things. It's just that, never had I expected that… after hearing what I said, His Majesty ended up sending a death warrant command for you." Zong Jue had a face filled with confusion.
Qin Yu had carefully paid attention to Zong Jue's eyesight and expression the entire time. He was certain that Zong Jue was not telling lies. If Zong Jue was to be lying and able to fake his eyesight, expression, aura and whatnot like so, then Qin Yu also would have nothing to say.
"You're saying that you also don't know why the Peng Demon Emperor wanted to kill me?" Hei Yu looked at Zong Jue while frowning.
Zong Jue nodded and said. "That's right, I truly do not know why. However, what I do know is that it was precisely because of my introduction of you to His Majesty that His Majesty grew the intention to kill you. Even though I still do not know why His Majesty wanted to kill you."
"Tell me about the reaction, expression and all the words the Peng Demon Emperor had and said back then." Said Qin Yu suddenly.
Zong Jue was slightly startled.
"Regarding that, I am unable to remember everything clearly. I will tell you all that I remember." Said Zong Jue with a light smile. Qin Yu nodded. Zong Jue then continued. "I had told His Majesty before that, according to Hei Yu's strength, I had concluded that he was a Variation Divine Beast. When I told His Majesty about my conclusion, his Majesty's expression had changed at once. He started to question me instead whether I'm truly certain that Hei Yu is a Variation Divine Beast."
Qin Yu carefully listened without saying a word.
"Furthermore, I told him that Hei Yu possessed Inherited Memories and that many of the martial techniques in the Inherited Memories were techniques specific to the Super Divine Beasts of the Peng Clan. When I was confused about this aspect, His Majesty said a single sentence." Zong Jue carefully recalled what happened.
"What did he say?" Hei Yu spoke out.
"That Hei Yu is not related to you, you do not need to know why." Zong Jue imitated the Peng Demon Emperor's voice from back then. "As for what the other expression His Majesty had, to be honest, when talking with His Majesty and being under the aura of His Majesty, very rarely do I dare to look straight up His Majesty. Only occasionally would I glance at him. Thus, I was unable to recall clearly the majority of His Majesty's expression."
Qin Yu nodded.
Qin Yu then lightly smiled and said. "That Peng Demon Emperor said that Hei Yu is not related to you, you do not need to know why; his unspoken implication was that Hei Yu is related to him, the Peng Demon Emperor. Furthermore, for him to say those words, it signified one thing. Toward Hei Yu, the Peng Demon Emperor… knew more than you, Senior Zong Jue!" Qin Yu said those words with a lot of certainty.
"Qin Yu, don't call me senior, it's making me ashamed of myself." Promptly said Zong Jue.
In the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, the ranks of senior and junior was determined by each other's strength. Currently, Qin Yu and his brothers are all stronger than Zong Jue.
"In that case… I'll call you brother Zong Jue." Qin Yu could only take a step back. Hearing Qin Yu saying it like this, Zong Jue could only agree to it.
"Big brother, when that Peng Demon Emperor heard brother Zong Jue mentioning that Hei Yu is a Variation Super Divine Beast, his expression changed; why is that? Could it be that the Demon Emperor was jealous of a Variation Super Divine Beast that's much inferior in strength compared to him?" Hou Fei was filled with confusion. "He is someone who possessed Inherited Treasure, why would he be afraid of others?"
"Oh, that's right!" Zong Jue suddenly remembered. "I remembered that His Majesty had once asked about what Hei Yu's true form was. After I told him about it, His Majesty did not have any reaction."
Qin Yu nodded.
Qin Yu had already had his own determination in his mind.
"We'll put this matter aside for now." Qin Yu smiled and said. "Brother Zong Jue, we've come this time around in order to rescue Bai Xin. We know that Bai Xin is currently at your place, we're wondering whether or not you can send Bai Xin over to us?" Hou Fei and Hei Yu also looked to Zong Jue.
Zong Jue suddenly nodded. "So that's the reason why you all came. Back then, when the Bai Family was exterminated, although it was not I who set out to do it, but its cause was also related to me. At that time, I was only able to save Bai Xin. Since you've all came, I'll immediately bring Bai Xin over."
Hei Yu immediately had a smile on his face.
Qin Yu said gratefully. "In that case, we shall request this of brother Zong Jue."
"What's there the need of requesting, this is all that I can do." Said Zong Jue with a light smile. "Since I do not have anything else now, I'll return back and bring back Bai Xin directly over here. By all means, after you all receive Bai Xin, immediately leave here." Zong Jue had a very solemn expression.
"We know." Qin Yu nodded. "We three brothers shall wait for brother Zong Jue here."
Zong Jue nodded. He then turned into a ray of light and shot toward the east.