Chapter 326: Reconciliation
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
In Blue Essence City.
As City Lord Shen made his move, both Zhu Huang and Ying Shan became well-behaved at this moment. They lowered their heads and did not even dare to breathe loudly.
Although the two of them were both experts at the tenth realm of the Great Void Stage and were only a step away from the Half God Stage, it was still extremely difficult to break through. In fact, it might be impossible for them.
On the other hand, City Lord Shen had already stepped into the Half God Stage for thousands of years. He was also a top presence even in the Seven Realms. City Lord Shen could easily kill the two of them if he wanted to.
“Hmph, come in with me.”
As soon as he finished speaking, City Lord Shen didn’t say anything else and turned around to enter the nearby City Lord Residence.
Ying Shan and Zhu Huang looked at each other and hurriedly followed. As for their subordinates, they could only stay outside for the time being.
Under City Lord Shen’s lead, the two of them quickly arrived at a dense forest. The spirit qi inside was ethereal, and the flowers were fragrant. There was even water flowing past. Auspicious beasts passed through, and it was like a paradise.
After walking for an unknown period of time, a building finally appeared in front of him.
What surprised Ying Shan and Zhu Huang was that these buildings were actually built with wood. They looked exceptionally plain. It was hard to imagine that a Half God Stage expert would actually live in such a place.
“Have a seat.” City Lord Shen said indifferently.
The two of them were stunned. Only then did they realize that two wooden blocks had appeared behind them at some point in time. They hurriedly sat down obediently, afraid that they would accidentally anger the other party.
“When do the two of you plan on stopping?”
City Lord Shen put his hands behind his back and went straight to the point.
Hearing this, Ying Shan was the first to break the silence. “City Lord, the Black Fiend Pavilion has been continuously expanding their forces in recent years, causing the lives of the people in the Hua Province to be plunged into misery and suffering. Countless cultivators have complained and it’s even been affecting our Ming Province. They’re really going too far!”
After a pause, Ying Shan continued, “Because of the continuous attacks of the Black Fiend Pavilion, our Ying Clan has suffered heavy losses. However, since the City Lord is willing to mediate, as long as the Black Fiend Pavilion is willing to compensate us for all our losses, our Ying Clan will cease hostilities.”
Hearing this, Zhu Huang was furious. If not for City Lord Shen being beside him, he probably would not have been able to restrain himself and directly attack again.
“Pavilion Master Zhu, is that true?”
City Lord Shen’s expression was normal as he looked at Zhu Huang.
“That’s right, what he said was true. I admit it!”
Gritting his teeth, Zhu Huang nodded and said, “But the Ying Clan was clearly prepared. They set up an ambush at the border and killed all the sneak attack troops of our Black Fiend Pavilion, including a sixth realm Great Void Stage expert!”
“In comparison, the Ying Clan didn’t suffer any losses at all. Why should we compensate them?”
In fact, Zhu Huang had only ordered the attack on Ming Province to test the waters.
In the end, he did not expect the Ying Clan to react so strongly and directly kill all the surprise attack troops he had sent.
Zhu Huang, who had received the news, was very angry. He immediately mobilized his forces and declared a large-scale war on the Ying Clan. The Ying Clan was not to be outdone and began to fight the Black Fiend Pavilion.
As the war grew bigger and bigger, it quickly grew out of control. Even if Zhu Huang wanted to stop, he couldn’t.
In a way, City Lord Shen stepping forward to mediate was actually what Zhu Huang wanted to see, but Zhu Huang absolutely could not tolerate the Black Fiend Pavilion compensating the Ying Clan.
“Hehe, you damned transvestite. How could I not be on guard when you’re my “neighbor”? If you want to blame someone, blame yourself for being too stupid.” Ying Shan sneered.
“Bullshit! Also, stop calling me a damned transvestite!”
Zhu Huang was unable to restrain his anger. He looked as if he wanted to eat Ying Shan alive.
“Shut up. Both of you.”
Seeing this, City Lord Shen frowned and raised his hand to lightly pressure. The two of them immediately shut their mouths tactfully.
“I asked you two to negotiate, not to argue.”
City Lord Shen said in a deep voice, “Do you know that the war between the two of you has already involved six provinces? If this continues, are you planning to drag Qing Province in as well?”
“I wouldn’t dare!”
The two of them hurriedly shook their heads.
“Hmph, I have no interest in why you guys are fighting. From now on, you two have to stop fighting. Otherwise…”
City Lord Shen grinned and said coldly, “I’ll uproot the Black Fiend Pavilion and the Ying Clan!”
The two of them were shocked and could only agree.
Zhu Huang was rather satisfied with this result. At least he didn’t have to compensate the Ying Clan.
“The negotiation is over. Go back.”
City Lord Shen waved his hand impatiently.
It ended just like that?
Zhu Huang and Ying Shan looked at each other helplessly.
Not long after the two of them left, City Lord Shen suddenly sensed something and suddenly spread out his spirit sense, but he did not discover anything.
“Strange, I think something swept through here just now.”
City Lord Shen’s expression was grave and rather puzzled. “Could it be a hallucination?”
At the same time, on the second floor of a tavern thousands of meters away from the City Lord Residence, Qin Jue retracted his spirit sense and revealed a disappointed expression.
Unfortunately, even this Half God Stage City Lord Shen had never left the Seven Realms. He only knew that there was a place called the Central Star Domain outside the Seven Realms, but he did not know the exact information.
In addition, Qin Jue was surprised to learn why City Lord Shen looked like a child.
It turned out that because the cultivation technique would cause the original body to grow inversely every once in a while, City Lord Shen would often switch between a child and an adult, almost reaching the state of eternal life.
Qin Jue had never seen such a cultivation technique before, so he deliberately took note of it. Perhaps he could use it in the future.
“Central Star Domain…”
Qin Jue muttered to himself and fell into deep thought.
Although he didn’t know where the Central Star Domain was, as long as Qin Jue was willing, there was no place he couldn’t go.
“Master, what’s this? It’s so delicious.”
Beside him, Yun Xi picked up a piece of food and interrupted Qin Jue’s thoughts.
“I don’t know either.”
Qin Jue smiled bitterly.
After all, this wasn’t the Inner Realm. Many strange spirit herbs were very unique. In order to not attract attention, Qin Jue had only casually ordered a few dishes. He didn’t expect them to be surprisingly delicious.
Unfortunately, although Qin Jue had already acted very low-key, his appearance was too good. No matter where he went, he was like a fire in the night, extremely dazzling.
This was especially true for Killing Dao. When she didn’t speak, she was like a fairy from the nine heavens that had descended to the mortal world. She was full of heroic spirit, and it was difficult for her not to attract attention.
“Looks like I have to get her a mask to wear in the future.”
As a transmigrator, Qin Jue understood how beauty could easily lead to trouble. Although Qin Jue wasn’t afraid of being targeted by the “bad guys”, he found it annoying to deal with them.
He did not want to be like those main characters who were targeted everywhere because of a woman.
Fortunately, Killing Dao was sufficiently powerful and did not need him to worry too much.
“Look, the pavilion master of the Black Fiend Pavilion and the patriarch of the Ying Clan have come out!” A cultivator sitting by the window on the second floor exclaimed.
Qin Jue looked in the direction of the voice and indeed saw Zhu Huang and Ying Shan.
“The negotiations ended so quickly?”
“I wonder what happened.”
“Tch, with the City Lord stepping forward, we must have already reached a compromise.”
Qin Jue smiled.. It did not seem that they had reconciled.