Chapter 119: Banquet
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
In the luxurious living room, Qin Jue and Su Yan sat on the side, curiously looking around.
To be honest, Qin Jue didn’t expect that the unlucky person who hit him was actually a spy sent by the Star Dou Empire to infiltrate the Divine Martial Empire.
It turned out that after the prince named Li Qiye returned, he had ordered the investigation of all the enemy spies in Divine Martial City, and the black-robed man was one of them.
After that, Commander Yue brought him here and said that someone wanted to see him.
However, up until now, not a single person had appeared.
Just as Qin Jue was getting impatient and was about to leave, a figure suddenly entered the living room.
“I am Li Qiye. You are the man who helped Commander Yue capture the spy, right? Thank you.”
The person went straight to the point, his tone rather sincere.
Qin Jue focused his eyes. The other party had sharp brows, bright eyes, tied-up hair, and a golden crown. There was an indescribable aura around his body, as if he would start bragging about his accomplishments in the next second. Aside from Li Qiye, who else could the aura belong to?
However, Qin Jue did not expect him to appear personally.
Most importantly, Li Qiye seemed to have recently… broken through?
Qin Jue was certain that he had broken through.. Although Li Qiye was very careful in concealing his aura, it couldn’t escape Qin Jue’s notice at all.
Li Qiye was clearly still at the peak of the Supreme Stage in the morning, but he was already at the Legendary Stage now. However, there were no signs of a breakthrough in Divine Martial City. In other words, Li Qiye had used some secret technique to conceal his breakthrough.
However, this had nothing to do with Qin Jue. He said expressionlessly, “It was nothing.”
In fact, he did not even make a move. It was the man in black who had bumped into him. If the man in black had changed directions, things might not have been so troublesome.
Seeing that Qin Jue wasn’t startled at all after hearing his name, Li Qiye was rather surprised.
It had to be known that in the past, when people learned of his identity, most of them would want to kneel and lick his boots. Qin Jue’s attitude immediately made him look at Qin Jue in a new light, so he continued, “This person has stolen a large number of our secrets. If it weren’t for you, I’m afraid he would have already escaped.”
Qin Jue :”…”
“From the looks of it, you’re not a local, right?”
Li Qiye added.
How can you tell that based on looks alone?
Did Li Qiye have an ability to tell where a person came from based on his or her appearance?
Qin Jue nodded.
“I still don’t know your name, sir.”
“My name is Qin Jue, this is my friend, Su Yan.”
Qin Jue introduced.
“Then, are you interested in attending tonight’s banquet?”
Li Qiye probed, not at all acting high and mighty despite being the crown prince.
Qin Jue was dumbfounded.
Seeing Qin Jue’s puzzled expression, Li Qiye hurriedly explained, “I had planned to invite some friends to the Hundred Spirit Island tonight. If you are willing to participate, I would be honored.”
It was very difficult to imagine that a crown prince would actually be willing to lower his status like this. He was simply like a different person from when he killed Chen Kui and the other cultivators this morning.
“Is there anything nice to eat?”
Yun Xi, who was lying on Qin Jue’s head, couldn’t help but ask.
Li Qiye was stunned for a moment before he finally noticed Yun Xi above Qin Jue’s head. A trace of confusion flashed in his eyes before he smiled and said, “Yes, and they will all be made by famous chefs.”
“Nice, Master. Let’s go.”
Qin Jue :”…”
Sighing, Qin Jue helplessly said, “Alright.”
Hearing this, Li Qiye cupped his fists again. “In that case, please wait here for now. I’ll send someone to welcome you all.”
After leaving the living room, Li Qiye fell into deep thought.
Who was this person?
Why have I never seen it before?
Ever since he led his army to launch a surprise attack that covered thousands of kilometers and defeated the Star Dou Empire’s army, Li Qiye had sensed that the world had changed.
However, in Li Qiye’s opinion, things were still within his control.
However, Qin Jue’s appearance completely changed Li Qiye’s mind.
Also, what kind of creature was that palm-sized loli? Even he could not tell what she was.
In addition, Qin Jue clearly didn’t have any spirit energy fluctuations on his body. How did he defeat the black-robed man?
On the other hand, the ordinary-looking girl beside him was actually an early-phase Supreme Stage cultivator.
In short, this combination was too strange.
“Fortunately, I’ve already advanced to the Legendary Stage. Even if anything happens, I can deal with it!”
Li Qiye clenched his fists tightly, his eyes incomparably firm.
This time, I must change my fate!
Qin Jue stretched lazily and simply stood up to go to the courtyard.
This was a rather luxurious courtyard. Not only was the spirit qi abnormally dense, but there was also a simple array formation around it that could isolate even sound from the outside world, preventing ordinary cultivators from approaching.
Qin Jue circled around the courtyard and finally took out a pot of spirit wine and went to the pavilion.
Su Yan sat down with her eyes lowered, thinking about something.
“Master, I want to drink it too.”
Yun Xi’s eyes were fixed on the wine pot, filled with anticipation.
Qin Jue curled his lips.
Yun Xi tried to melt Qin Jue with coquettishness.
“No means no.”
Qin Jue was unmoved.
Yun Xi suddenly pounced forward, wanting to snatch it away, but how could she be Qin Jue’s match? She was directly grabbed by Qin Jue’s fingers and lifted into the air.
“Let go of me. Roar, roar!”
Yun Xi’s hair swayed furiously without end.
“Hahaha, little fellow, this is a thousand-year-old spirit wine. You’ll probably explode from drinking it.”
Yun Xi was still unwilling to give up. Perhaps it was because she had experienced bathing in dragon blood before, at this moment, Yun Xi’s roar actually contained a trace of dragon might.
“Alright, alright. Aren’t we going to the banquet later? I’ll let you drink your fill then, alright?”
Yun Xi immediately gave up struggling and became well-behaved when she heard this.
Seeing that the sky was gradually turning dark and night was about to arrive, an air-transportation spirit artifact landed outside the courtyard. Then, two imperial army soldiers walked in and said respectfully, “We are here on the orders of His Highness the Crown Prince to welcome you, sir.”
Qin Jue and Su Yan looked at each other, then under the lead of the two imperial army soldiers, they boarded the air-transportation spirit artifact and slowly rose into the sky.
The Hundred Spirit Island that Li Qiye spoke of was a floating island that was floating in the sky above Divine Martial City. It was thousands of meters wide and was also a place that the members of the Divine Martial Empire’s imperial family specially used to welcome distinguished guests.
In the distance, Qin Jue could see the lush flowers, flowers, trees, and all kinds of strange beasts on the island. There was even a waterfall as dazzling as the Milky Way.
There was also a palace on the island. Within the palace, countless maids passed through and placed spirit wine and delicacies on tables. There were also a few cultivators standing scattered around.
Qin Jue roughly looked at them. Almost everyone there had reached the Supreme Stage and had extraordinary statuses.
Qin Jue and Su Yan’s arrival didn’t cause too much of a commotion. After all, Su Yan was wearing a mask and had an ordinary appearance.
Although Qin Jue was very handsome, most of the people here were men, so they naturally wouldn’t be interested in him.