Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1229: A Petal of Flower
Great Emperor North River stood on the Golden-Light Flying Wing Ship looking only at Xue Ying. Nobody else entered his eyes. At this moment, Starlight Master and the other 20 over World Masters were immensely nervous. They did not have any path of retreat! If they did not wish to be enslaved, they had to fight!
“Are we about to battle?”
“I wonder how strong would Great Emperor North River be after suffering from Monarch Flying Snow’s soul technique.”
“Great Emperor North River is purportedly the youngest and the strongest Great Emperor. His strength could be compared to the Supremes. I hope that he would at least be weakened by half under Monarch Flying Snow’s soul technique.”
“No matter what, he is still an Emperor! Much less him, even Supremes are Emperors who have reached grand perfection. Since everyone is at the Emperor rank, their souls would not be drastically different. The only difference is their will powers.” These World Masters were communicating with one another. They were prepared at all times–ready to fight against their nemesis.
At this juncture, there were only two people who were slightly more relaxed.
One was Xue Ying since he had many avatars. It was fine as long as he tried his best here.
And the other was Great Emperor North River! He held the initiative. Whether the wanted to battle or not would be decided by him.
As for the others–the World Masters, the clansmen from the Starlight Clan, or even those god generals behind Great Emperor North River who were slightly nervous. Even the number one god general, ‘God General An Dou’, did not dare to be too careless. After all, he did not think he could deal with the soul technique better as compared to God General Skeletal Dragon! And now, there was even a large group of World Masters here! The moment they were surrounded, only Great Emperor North River could have an easy time.
His laughter reverberated across the void, “I’ve heard that an amazing character has appeared within the cultivators from Realm Heart Great Land. His soul technique could supposedly cause even Emperors to fall prey to it. I am filled with admiration for him after finding out about this! God General Skeletal Dragon and the others are too rude and impetuous. Knowing that you are this strong, they still wish to fight. If I were present, I would have stopped the battle.”
Xue Ying was slightly startled.
Starlight Master and the group of World Masters were staring blankly too. The members from the Starlight Clan even fell into a daze.
What did this mean?
Stop the battle?
“Monarch Flying Snow is the number one expert in the Dao of Soul in history across both Realm Heart Great Land and the Broken Tooth Mountain Range! Hearing about the existence of such a wondrous character, I am only filled with delight. Knowing that God General Skeletal Dragon and the others have struck against Monarch Flying Snow in the past, I came personally to invite Monarch Flying Snow to be my guest at my North River World. I wonder if Monarch Flying Snow is willing to give me some face in this?” Great Emperor North River folded his hands and looked at Xue Ying from his position at the head of the ship.
“Invite me?” Xue Ying was calm on the surface, though he was puzzled inwardly. He immediately sent a voice transmission to Starlight Master, “Brother Starlight, can you tell me what does Great Emperor North River mean with this?”
“I am finding it puzzling too.” Starlight Master was bewildered. He replied, “If he planned to battle, there would be no need for him to say these. Unless he genuinely plans on becoming good friends with Younger Brother Flying Snow? Younger Brother Flying Snow, you should be careful too since this might be a scheme.”
“Scheme? Why am I afraid of it? This is merely an avatar. I can dissipate it with a thought.” Xue Ying transmitted back, “Since Great Emperor North River has invited me over, I shall follow him and see what he wants. Rest assured, I’ll send an avatar over. The other avatars would still remain here.”
“Mn, it suffices for Younger Brother Flying Snow to remain vigilant.” Starlight Master agreed. For a moment, he could not think of anything that might threaten this expert who could give up his avatar any time. A technique that targeted his soul? A soul technique might affect his other avatars. Nonetheless, Xue Ying was the strongest expert in the Dao of Soul across all history of Realm Heart Great Land and Broken Tooth Mountain Range!
“Unless Monarch Flying Snow minds the fact that God General Skeletal Dragon and the others have offended you?” Great Emperor North River chuckled.
“Since Great Emperor North River has personally invited me, I shall go and have a look. I haven’t been to the North River World before.” Xue Ying laughed.
Great Emperor North River nodded. At the same time, he glanced at Starlight Master who stood beside Xue Ying. He knew that the reason why Xue Ying chose to help the Starlight Clan is because he had a past encounter with Starlight Master! He said: “If Starlight Master is willing, you can follow as well.”
Starlight Master hesitated.
Monarch Flying Snow could give his avatar up any time. But he did not have any!
“Many thanks Great Emperor.” Starlight Master said. He simply condensed an incarnation to follow Xue Ying along.
Sending an incarnation with Xue Ying over to the North River World showed how worried he was that he might die! Great Emperor North River did not mind it, though the group of god generals behind him were sneering inwardly. What identity did the Great Emperor have? Even if he planned on scheming against someone, he would not do so against an ordinary World Master! That was simply disgraceful!
Starlight Master understood this point, though he did not dare to take the risk since they were the ones challenging Great Emperor North River this time.
Xue Ying brought along the incarnation of Starlight Master and flew towards that Golden-Light Flying Wing Ship.
“When I heard the news about Monarch Flying Snow, I immediately came to meet you, Monarch. And my first impression of you is indeed, you are an extraordinary person.” Great Emperor North River was incredibly passionate in welcoming him. At the same time, he ordered, “Go, let us return.”
The Golden-Light Flying Wing Ship once again set off on the path back home.
North River World.
Within the towering palace inside the main palace hall, Great Emperor North River currently sat at the throne. He personally placed Xue Ying at the first position to his left. Starlight Master basked in the light as well for he was placed second to the left. As for the other god generals, they were seated beneath them.
“Sou sou sou…”
One by one, more god generals came.
The god generals bowed and greeted before going to their seats.
When everyone came—a total of 34 out of 36 god generals were here. The other two who did not come were none other than God General Wind Smoke and God General Gluttonous Cloud who had been captured! Great Emperor North River did not ask and demand for those two prisoners back.
“Today, I am delighted that I could invite Monarch Flying Snow over here. In the Dao of Soul, Monarch Flying Snow has walked even further than all of us. Even the Supremes were quite lacking in the Dao of Soul compared to the Monarch.” Great Emperor North River said. In the Broken Tooth Mountain Range, most would treat the Supremes with sufficient respect! Only Great Emperor North River dared to spout such things because his status was similarly high.
Otherwise, just a slight disrespect and the subordinates of the Supreme would come and kill the perpetrator.
“Monarch seems to be treating this cultivator Flying Snow with too much regard.”
“He is indeed treating him with too much importance.”
The god generals had various thoughts. They were scheming in their hearts.
Great Emperor North River then clapped lightly.
At that moment, many female servants brought up all sorts of nice wine and delicacies. When the delicacies were placed before them, right at the center of some fruits, there was a plate. The plate was placed with an indigo petal. This petal was approximately the size of a palm. It seemed to contain lots of pulp, and one could smell the fragrance coming from it, causing others to salivate. Every particle within the fleshy body was shouting out in desire to eat this petal.
“This is?” Seated by the side of Xue Ying was Starlight Master. Even though he had gasped in surprise at how many delicacies there were, it was this petal that made him dumbstricken, “Magpie Flower?”
Magpie Flower was legendary in Broken Tooth Mountain Range.
A Magpie Flower contained a total of 18 petals. Just in this banquet itself, 34 god generals, Xue Ying, and Starlight Master added to a total of 36. It required two Magpie Flowers to feed them.
The so-called ‘Magpie Flower Banquet’ of Great Emperor North River was a grand feast ranked in the front across Broken Tooth Mountain Range. In terms of value, a single petal was sufficient to the Spiritual Yin Fruit that His Majesty Blood Flame Ji sought to get. More importantly, the Magpie Flower was a miraculous item to every Native. It was unlike the Spiritual Yin Fruit which would only be miraculous to some bloodlines.
The reason why Great Emperor North River could command the 36 god generals was hugely because of the ‘Magpie Flower’. And the ‘Magpie Flower Tree’ was currently owned by Great Emperor North River alone!
“I, I actually could get a petal of the Magpie Flower too?” Starlight Master was incredibly excited. In the past, he had only heard of this petal but never seen it before.
“Everyone, let’s toast and enjoy the food together!” Great Emperor North River raised his goblet and announced with a smile.
The level of this banquet was incredibly high. All sorts of precious delicacies not any lesser than the Magpie Flower were served.
This puzzled Xue Ying. Was Great Emperor North River being too enthusiastic? Was he planning on making up for the past conflict? But there was no need to be so exuberant.
The banquet lasted for half a day before it ended.
Great Emperor North River personally invited Xue Ying over for a walk in a vast garden.
“Great Emperor, it is time for you to speak whatever you have in mind.” Xue Ying said.
“You could guess that I have something to speak to you?” Great Emperor North River chuckled.
“If there is nothing, then using up two Magpie Flowers just for a banquet is too extravagant.” Xue Ying said. Even he as a cultivator could feel how fresh and tender that petal was when he ate it. He could feel an unseen energy entering his body and nourishing it. It catalyzed many subtle transformations, allowing his fleshy body to be strengthened by another level.
Of course, previously, his fleshy body could barely be compared to that of a peak Cosmos God body cultivator. But this level of fleshy body was still too lacking compared to an Emperor from the Broken Tooth Mountain Range.
For this petal of the Magpie Flower to rise his fleshy body by an entire level, it was simply such a waste! If given to a Native King expert, its effects would be more miraculous.
“Haha, so what if I use up two Magpie Flowers at welcoming Monarch Flying Snow?” Great Emperor North River looked towards the endless world, chuckling, “I wonder if Monarch Flying Snow is willing to share this world with me? My treasures can be split into half, with half given to you!”
Xue Ying was stunned.