Divine Martial City, Hundred Spirit Island.
Since the imperial family were currently receiving their esteemed guests, the Hundred Spirit Island was brightly lit and extremely lively.
“Thank you all for coming to my banquet. I am honored.”
Li Qiye stood in the middle of the palace, holding a wine glass in his hand as he said generously.
As soon as he finished speaking, he drank the wine in one gulp.
Seeing this, the other cultivators also raised their cups and drank their wine.
After all, the other party was the Crown Prince of the Divine Martial Empire, so how could they not give him face?
At this moment, a young voice sounded. Everyone saw a palm-sized figure standing on the table. The figure picked up a pot of spirit wine and gulped it down. A strand of hair on her head swayed.
A female cultivator’s eyes lit up, and she almost couldn’t resist rushing up to hug Yun Xi.
“What sort of a living being is this? Why haven’t I seen it before?”
“She seems to be from the Mi Jing Race?”
“Impossible. The Mi Jing Race has wings on their backs.”
“Uh… there seems to be a… weed on her head?”
All the cultivators discussed animatedly and were filled with curiosity towards Yun Xi. Even with their knowledge and experience, they were completely unable to distinguish what Yun Xi was.
Li Qiye didn’t care about this. Even he couldn’t tell Yun Xi’s true identity, so how could these Supreme Stage experts do it?
In fact, under Qin Jue’s concealment, not to mention a Supreme Stage or Legendary Stage expert, even a Great Sage wouldn’t be able to tell anything.
“Your Highness, you haven’t introduced these two yet.”
Suddenly, a long-haired cultivator said.
The cultivators present basically knew each other and were very familiar with each other. Only Qin Jue and Su Yan seemed a little out of place.
“Uh, sorry. I almost forgot.”
Li Qiye hurriedly answered, “This is Qin Jue. He was the one who helped capture the Star Dou Empire’s spy today. This is Miss Su Yan and this is…”
“She’s my disciple.”
Qin Jue smiled but didn’t say Yun Xi’s name.
Seeing this, the other cultivators did not ask anymore. They were all Supreme Stage experts, so why would they obsess over such a small matter?
Li Qiye also tactfully changed the topic. “I actually didn’t have any special intentions by inviting you all to participate in this banquet today. It’s just that we haven’t seen each other for a long time and want to gather. I hope no one leaves until we’re all drunk!”
“I won’t leave until I’m drunk!”
Everyone cheered in unison. It could be seen that they had a good relationship with Li Qiye.
Next, a series of happy laughter sounded from the palace, and the atmosphere became more and more lively. The dozen or so Supreme Stage cultivators were all drinking happily in each other’s company.
“Fellow brother, do you want a drink?”
The young cultivator sitting opposite Qin Jue raised his wine cup and gestured to Qin Jue.
From the moment he came in until now, besides drinking a cup with everyone just now, Qin Jue had never touched his wine cup again, so the young cultivator wanted to probe.
This was a young man who looked to be in his twenties. His cultivation had reached the middle-phase of the Supreme Stage. As for his actual age, no one else here knew.
Seeing Qin Jue look over, the young cultivator immediately introduced himself. “Hello, my name is Fang Yun.”
Qin Jue nodded, picked up the wine glass in front of him, and drank it all.
Fang Yun was somewhat dumbfounded, but since Qin Jue had already drunk, he was too embarrassed to keep holding his wine in his hand and could only raise his head to drink it.
“Do you want to continue?”
Qin Jue asked.
What did this mean?
Are you trying to provoke me?
Fang Yun believed that even if he did not rely on circulating his spirit energy, his alcohol tolerance would still be superior. How could he tolerate Qin Jue taunting him? He immediately said heroically, “Of course!”
However, Fang Yun quickly regretted this decision, because no matter how much Qin Jue drank, he still seemed to be fine, his expression normal.
On the other hand, Fang Yun was already dizzy at this moment, and he was almost unable to distinguish his surroundings.
“Hahaha, Fang Yun, didn’t you call yourself the Supreme Stage expert in wine? Why are you acting like this?”
At this moment, two figures walked over from the side, a man and a woman. The woman was precisely the cultivator who had praised Yun Xi’s cuteness.
“Cut the crap. Try out-drinking him if you can.”
Fang Yun rolled his eyes and gritted his teeth.
“Tch, why wouldn’t I dare?”
The man said confidently, “Brother Qin, right? My name is Ye Qingming. This is my cousin, Ye Jiangji.”
QingMing? Like the festival?
Qin Jue revealed a strange expression.
“Brother Qin, let me catch up first, so I don’t take advantage of you.”
As he spoke, Ye Qingming drank three cups of spirit wine in a row. Then, he said seriously, “Let’s begin.”
Qin Jue :”…”
Am I supposed to compete with him?
However, when it came to drinking, Qin Jue never felt that he would lose.
After all, he usually drank hundred-year-old or thousand-year-old spirit wine. These dozens of-year-old spirit wines were basically no different from boiling water in his eyes.
As expected, after a while, Ye Qingming lay on the table drunk, his eyes dazed.
As for Qin Jue, he was still expressionless, without any changes.
The commotion here quickly attracted the attention of other cultivators. They were all friends with each other, so they knew very well how much Fang Yun and Ye Qingming could drink. It was simply inconceivable for Qin Jue to out-drink two people in a row.
“I didn’t expect this young brother to be so good at drinking.”
“Yeah, yeah. You really can’t judge a book by its cover.”
“Move, it’s my turn.”
After an unknown period of time, and after a lot of spirit wine had been drunk…
In the end, only Qin Jue and Su Yan were left standing in the entire palace. In the end, even Li Qiye personally went up, but he was still no match for Qin Jue and was defeated.
“Your Highness, is this Brother Qin the Wine God?”
Li Qiye :”…”
To be honest, Qin Jue didn’t expect that he would accidentally out-drink so many people. Just as he was about to leave and find a place to sleep, someone suddenly barged in.
“Qiye, bad news!”
The person was drenched in blood as he rushed into the palace, his aura dispirited as if he had just experienced a huge battle.
Seeing this, Li Qiye was stunned for a moment before he immediately circulated his spirit energy to resolve the alcohol. He stood up and said, “Big Brother, what’s wrong?”
“Qiye, the Star Dou Empire’s experts are coming!”
The person wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth and said miserably.
“What?” “How is that possible?”
Li Qiye was shocked. With the Divine Martial City’s defense, even if the Star Dou Empire’s army pressed on the border, it would take at least three days for them to break through.
Moreover, how could the Star Dou Empire’s army suddenly travel thousands of kilometers and appear outside the Divine Martial City?
“There’s a spy…”
After saying this, the person fell heavily to the ground and fainted.
“Hahaha, Li Qiye, we meet again.”
Accompanied by a sinister sneer, a black-robed old man slowly walked into the palace, blood still dripping from his hand.
In an instant, all the cultivators present woke up because they sensed a powerful threat from the black-robed elder.
“Gu Cheng? Why are you here?”
Li Qiye said in shock.
The other cultivators might not know, but Li Qiye knew that Gu Cheng was not from the Star Dou Empire. Instead, he was from the Saint Stage Clan behind the Star Dou Empire!
“Hehe, didn’t Li Yunfei tell you already?”
The black-robed old man grinned. “There’s a spy.”
“Your Highness, be careful!”
Fang Yun exclaimed.
At the same time, a long sword suddenly pierced through Li Qiye’s chest, bringing out scarlet blood.
Li Qiye turned his head with difficulty and could hardly believe his eyes.