Chapter 675: Accompany You
Actually, this incident was within her expectations.
She was even surprised that the duo had dragged to this day to settle on the date. After all, the duo seemed very intimate and in love on the night that she committed suicide and burned herself to death.
She thought that the duo could randomly find a reason to get married quickly after she died and they took charge of everything.
To her, the two of them were absolutely irreconcilable enemies. Other than this, sisters, fiancé… All these relations had long vanished into thin air. So after hearing this news, she didn’t feel affected at all.
She even wanted to laugh. The two of them are simply asking for it to get married when both are severely injured. Sixth of July… Calculating the time, there is only about three months left. Actually, this length of time isn’t long. Other than this marriage, there would definitely be Shangguan Wan’s ascension ceremony. It will take a lot of time and effort to prepare for these things. I wonder why the duo chose to hold it at this time…
Besides, even if they really get married… Let’s not talk about Jiang Yucheng and focus on Shangguan Wan. How can a good-for-nothing with a damaged Yuan meridian hold up the Tianling Power Staff? It’s fine if she pretends with some special methods on normal days, but on the wedding day… If she can’t hold up the Tianling Power Staff in front of the crowd… That scene would be amazing!
Thinking of this, Chu Liuyue was even faintly excited. Tsk, my habit of watching people be laughingstocks has become increasingly serious.
Seeing the changes in Chu Liuyue’s expression and her eventual cunning smiling intent in her eyes, Rong Xiu’s eyes dazzled as he smiled with even deeper meaning. He leaned against the chair lazily. It seems like my certain worries were unnecessary…
“That’s pretty good.”
Chu Liuyue smiled. “The Tianling Dynasty’s Emperor had been unconscious for two years, and there’s nobody heading the empire. It’s time that this problem gets settled.”
No, I wonder if it’ll really be settled. Since Shangguan Wan dares to do it, she must have something up her sleeves.
As expected, she heard Rong Xiu continue. “Also, there’s something else. The Third Princess said that since the Emperor had been unconscious for a long time, she needs to find a few special herbs and the blood of a legendary fiend to wake him up. For this, she plans to head to Dahuang Swamp.”
Chu Liuyue was really shocked this time. “Dahuang Swamp?”
That place is in the western region of the Tianling Dynasty, and it is extremely far with disastrous climates. Why would Shangguan Wan want to go there personally and cause trouble for herself? Back then, Mu Qinghe entered the Black Guard and battled in Dahuang Swamp for years before he could finally appease the rebels. This allowed him to get to his current position. One can imagine how dangerous it is.
Chu Liuyue did go to Dahuang Swamp in her previous life. Even though it wasn’t as mysterious and dangerous as Nan Jiang, Dahuang Swamp was also a perilous place compared to the rest—Mystic Forest, Mirror Lake, Red Moon Desert…
Even when I went there back then, I met with danger a few times. In Shangguan Wan’s current state, why would she dare to take such a risk? Chu Liuyue pondered for a moment. “She’s bringing the elders from the royal family with her?”
“And a thousand Black Guards. If the rumors are right, Mu Qinghe will be leading them.” Rong Xiu touched the teacup and looked calm. “Also, she still plans to move ten people from each of the eight clans that participated in the clan competition. She said that… it’s to provide an opportunity for them to train. I heard that they’d start picking people from today. They’ll set off in three days.”
Chu Liuyue almost burst out laughing. Provide an opportunity for them to train? Shangguan Wan actually dared to say such words? Dahuang Swamp is very dangerous, and many people go there without being able to come back! Nobody can question her for bringing the elders from the imperial family and the Black Guard, but she still wants to choose people from the four biggest clans… She clearly has other intentions!
“This is related to the royal family. Why would the four biggest clans agree so easily with her words?”
“She didn’t say it herself, but… The Master of Purple Xiao Sword Sect—Song Luan—willingly suggested it. It seems like… If other outstanding aristocratic children want to go, they can follow as well. This news has already spread far and wide throughout Xi Ling.”
How ridiculous! What a joke! Chu Liuyue was caught between laughter and tears.
“Why would they be this passionate about Dahuang Swamp? Isn’t that place very dangerous?”
“Dangerous—yes. However, it may also hide countless treasures. People die for money, and birds die for food. It has always been like this since the ancient days,” said Rong Xiu calmly as if he didn’t care.
Chu Liuyue was speechless. All this while, Dahuang Swamp has been mysterious and dangerous but also filled with temptations to everyone in the world. This is because a shocking battle had erupted there thousands of years ago. Rumors have it that during that battle, countless strong warriors were slaughtered and died together.
All sorts of treasures and heirlooms that they had dropped there undoubtedly became what the crowd wanted very badly. Hence, many people still keep entering Dahuang Swamp even after so many years. Back then, it was also because someone discovered extraordinary items in Dahuang Swamp that they even gathered a bunch of poor and extremely ferocious rebels. Said people wanted to dominate Dahuang Swamp, but they were eventually suppressed.
That group of rebels has completely disappeared, but it’s coincidentally them who made countless people realize how amazing the many treasures hidden in Dahuang Swamp were. This is the reason why more and more people went there later on. Other than this, there is an even more important point: legendary fiend!
A legendary fiend hadn’t appeared in the Tianling Dynasty for many years. Even the late Shangguan Yue had only met a ninth-grade fiend and not a legendary fiend.
Some time back, rumors about legendary fiends appearing in Dahuang Swamp started spreading. In this world where the strong was respected, all of these factors proved a lethal temptation toward cultivators.
Hence, after Shangguan Wan brought this up, many people wanted to follow her immediately.
Chu Liuyue thought for a while. “…That’s true.”
Rong Xiu looked at her. “Then… Do you plan to go?”
Chu Liuyue was Chong Xu Cabinet’s disciple and naturally had the chance to go. Besides, she had just won three matches, and her strong capabilities had saved Chong Xu Cabinet’s position as one of the top four clans. Thus, she would definitely be in the spotlight.
Chu Liuyue thought for a while. “I’ll go! Why wouldn’t I?”
It’s not like I haven’t gone there before. Besides, I want to see what kind of tricks Shangguan Wan has up her sleeves. Suddenly, she knitted her brows slightly. “But… If I go, what about you?”
Rong Xiu smiled. “I’ll be leaving tomorrow, so I’ll be even earlier than you.”
Chu Liuyue was quite shocked, and disappointment filled her heart. “…So soon?”
“I’ve already rested here for quite some time, so it’s time for me to leave.”
Chu Liuyue then realized that Rong Xiu had stayed in Xi Ling for more than a month. It was just that she had been busy with many things, so the two of them didn’t have many chances to spend time alone together.
Chu Liuyue was silent for a moment.
Rong Xiu calmly glanced at Yan Qing.
Yan Qing immediately understood. “Master, I suddenly remembered that I have something to do. I’ll take my leave first?”
Rong Xiu lightly nodded.
Yan Qing left quickly.
Rong Xiu glanced at 36 Respected Elder Ming again, but the latter kept looking at Chu Liuyue as he asked with much worry and concern, “Um… Little Liuyue, the place you mentioned is very dangerous. Do you want me to go with you?”