Chapter 143: So Handsome!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Without waiting for Ning Jie to speak, Ning Kun spoke first. “City Lord Liu, the Sand Race from more than two hundred years ago might have made a comeback!”
As soon as these words were spoken, the originally indifferent Liu Qingbai’s eyes suddenly widened. He thought that he had misheard. “What did you say? The Sand Race has made a comeback?!”
As the current City Lord of Desolate City, Liu Qingbai had already been a Supreme Stage expert for more than two hundred years. Therefore, he knew very well about the Sand Race. After all, he had also participated in that war.
If not for the death of the previous City Lord, he would not have become the new City Lord.
The reason why Liu Qingbai could break through to the Supreme Stage and step into the Legendary Stage was also largely related to that war.
In fact, before that war, the Sand Race and the human cultivators had always minded their own business.. They even had occasional dealings with each other. Although they didn’t get along well, they didn’t have any enmity with each other.
It was only after the Sand Race had given birth to a Saint Stage expert did things change. This expert used his supreme might to suppress the other tribes and ended up establishing a kingdom. After that, he became the emperor of the Sand Race and everything started to change after that.
Under the lead of that Sand Race Emperor, the Sand Race’s ambitions rapidly soared. They first destroyed the human-inhabited small cities and villages in the Outer Realm Desert. After that, they used the black vortex storm to attack Desolate City.
During the attack, it was unknown how many human cultivators had died. Left with no choice, the previous Desolate City City Lord had no other choice but to get Liu Qingbai and the others to retreat from the Outer Realm Desert and temporarily hide.
After that, the Sand Race continued to cause sandstorms that swept through the surrounding towns, intending to expand their territory and annex all the surrounding forces.
This action undoubtedly infuriated the other factions, causing the various large clans to form an alliance army full of experts to suppress the Sand Race.
The result was self-evident. The alliance army suffered a crushing defeat and the previous City Lord of Desolate City died on the spot.
Just as everyone fell into despair, thinking that they were definitely going to die, a super expert descended and turned the tide, saving them. Otherwise, the Desolate City and the various large clans would have ceased to exist. They would have all vanished long ago.
Therefore, Liu Qingbai had a deep-seated fear for the Sand Race.
“We can’t be sure yet, but we saved two lost cultivators on the way to Desolate City. According to them, the people in the nearby towns and villages have all disappeared into thin air, leaving behind only a layer of dust.”
At this point, Ning Kun pointed at Qin Jue and Su Yan not far away.
“Disappear into thin air…”
Liu Qingbai frowned and fell into deep thought.
This situation was indeed very similar to two hundred years ago. The question was, what was the Sand Race planning?
They had already lost their Saint Stage expert. Were they going to start a war with the humans despite having lost their expert?
After the initial shock, Liu Qingbai had already regained his senses. As long as there were no Saint Stage experts, so what if the Sand Race broke free from the seal?
However, this was a matter of great importance. Although the current Sand Race was still no match for Desolate City, Liu Qingbai naturally could not afford to be careless. He waved his hand and gave out orders to the subordinates beside him, “Investigate the situation in the surrounding towns. Get it done as soon as possible.”
The cultivator bowed slightly and obeyed.
“Did you inform the clan about this?”
Liu Qingbai asked with his hands behind his back.
Ning Jie shook his head. “We had just encountered a black vortex storm. We didn’t have the chance.”
Liu Qingbai was puzzled again. Did you say a black vortex storm?
Are you kidding me?
Liu Qingbai looked at the air-transportation spirit artifact not far away and then at the unscathed Ning Jie, feeling that it was somewhat absurd.
“Are you sure it was the Black Vortex Storm?”
As the City Lord of Desolate City, Liu Qingbai had seen a black vortex storm before. However, with Ning Kun and the others’ cultivation, Liu Qingbai knew that if they had encountered a black vortex storm, it would be impossible for them to arrive here unscathed.
“It was indeed the black vortex storm.”
Ning Kun explained, “But an expert helped us, saving our lives.”
Liu Qingbai smiled bitterly and changed the topic. “The two of you have been on the move for several days. You should go to my residence to drink some tea. As for the Sand Race, I’ll think of a way to inform Brother Ning.”
Because there was no Spiritnet in the Outer Realm Desert, there was no way for them to use the spirit tablet. They could only use other methods to transmit information.
Unless they used Qin Jue’s spirit tablet, which had been specially modified by Long Zhen, they could only rely on more traditional methods.
Seeing this, Ning Jie nodded and said, “We’ll do as Uncle Liu says.”
“Right, as for these two…”
Suddenly, Ning Jie thought of Qin Jue and Su Yan, but when he turned around, he found that the two people who were standing there just now had disappeared!
At this moment, on the main street of Desolate City, Qin Jue and Su Yan were walking side by side, curiously observing the surrounding scene.
Perhaps it was because the city was in the desert, there were almost no luxury goods here. Most of the things sold in the shops were armor and spirit artifacts. Moreover, the appearance of the products was simple and crude, like defective goods made by the hands of ordinary craftsmen.
However, if one underestimated the power of these weapons because of appearance alone, he would be gravely mistaken.
Danger lurked everywhere in the Outer Realm Desert. High-level fiend beasts were hidden everywhere, and one could also be killed and robbed by other cultivators at any moment. These spirit artifacts looked rough, but their power was still astonishing. They were very popular among the many low-level cultivators.
“Hai, I thought there would be something fun here. I didn’t expect it to be so boring.”
After circling around, Qin Jue quickly got bored and sighed. “Forget it, let’s rest here for the night. We’ll leave tomorrow.”
Su Yan nodded slightly. In any case, she only needed to follow Qin Jue.
“Yeah, we’re finally leaving this damned place.”
Yun Xi shouted happily.
Although she had been wrapped in Qin Jue’s spirit energy these days and wasn’t affected at all, she still didn’t like this place!
Qin Jue :”…”
“Wow, what a beautiful woman!”
Right at this moment, an excited voice suddenly sounded from the side.
“Tsk tsk, this is the first time I’ve seen such a beautiful woman. If I can marry her, it would be worth it even if I die.
Another person chimed in.
Qin Jue was puzzled. Wasn’t Su Yan wearing a mask? Could the people see through her mask?
However, Qin Jue quickly knew that he had made a mistake.
A slender woman in a thin shirt was walking over from afar. Behind her were a few fully armed guards and a large carriage carrying the corpses of fiend beasts. It emitted a dense bloody smell.
“Hehe, are you guys new here? She’s the daughter of the City Lord. She’s only in her thirties and has already reached the late-phase Heaven Stage. If you want to live, you better shut your mouths in case you offend her!”
Someone reminded softly.
“The City Lord’s daughter?”
The expressions of the two people who had spoken previously changed slightly. They were so frightened that they did not dare to speak anymore.
In this Desolate City, City Lord Liu Qingbai was a godlike existence. How could low-level cultivators like them dare to have any thoughts about his daughter?
“So she’s Little Xin.”
Qin Jue pondered.
Strictly speaking, Liu Xin was indeed a top-notch beauty, but compared to Su Yan beside Qin Jue, she was still lacking.
While Qin Jue was sizing up Liu Xin, Liu Xin also subconsciously looked over. Then her eyes lit up, and there were only two words left in her heart: So handsome!