Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 404
Chapter 404: – Lifetime Curse, Unresigned To Fate! The old man’s white hair was falling out and his face was full of age spots . It was obvious he was nearing the end of his life .
“He’s from the generation of my father’s grandfather and close to two hundred years old . That is to say, he was once at the Earth Saint stage . “
Mortals had a hundred-year limit, but not many lived to be that old . Most of them grew weak by age sixty and started losing beast ki, unable to escape the limits of nature . At the Earth Saint stage, their lifespan would be doubled, to a maximum of two hundred years . However, once a person reaches a hundred and fifty, they would start going downhill . Such limits on life was nature’s law . Reaching the Saint stage didn’t mean one could escape old age, sickness, and death . No matter what cultivation level the old man used to be, his beast ki had mostly dispersed .
“Little Yang, is that you? Say something!” the old man fretted .
“I’m Li Muyang’s son . ” Tianming quickly stepped forward to help the old man into the courtyard .
The courtyard hadn’t been cleaned for a long time, and both sides of the path were covered with weeds as tall as a person . The house was also very old, with mosquitoes everywhere .
“What? Are you Little Yang’s beard?” The old man looked puzzled .
“Great Granduncle, I’m his son . My name is Tianming . “
“What? His beard became a spiritual being and turned into a human? Do you want my life?” asked the old man .
Tianming didn’t know whether to laugh or cry .
“Beard spirit, don’t eat me . Come, have some pickles and braised eggs . That’s all I have . ” The old man shivered as he pulled on Tianming .
Perhaps he had lived for too long . Although he couldn’t see with his eyes, he could still move around in this courtyard with his cane . Tianming couldn’t help but feel distressed . Even at such an old age, there was no one to care for the old man . And apparently, Li Muyang was brought up by him .
“Big Brother, what should we do?” Releasing Spiritual Attachment, Feiling appeared beside him .
Ying Huo and Meow Meow came out as well . Those tyrannical little rascals were very excited to come to a new place, and brought Lan Huang with them as well . In the courtyard was an Ink Qilin that was so old its skin was peeling . It opened its eyes and looked at the visitors, then closed them again in boredom and continued sleeping .
“Since we’re here, we might as well make ourselves comfortable . Let’s clean the place up and settle down,” said Tianming .
“Alright, no problem! Meow Meow, I’ll leave the task of cleaning to you!” Ying Huo flew out to explore this new world .
“Don’t worry, Brother Chicken!” Meow Meow patted Lan Huang’s thick dragon paw, “Brother Tortoise, you were just born, so you’d better behave . I’m going to have a rest first . “
“What Brother Tortoise, it’s a dragon!” glared Tianming .
Meow Meow yawned and rolled on the ground, four paws in the air, already asleep .
“Damn, that was fast . “
“Bro, let me help! Should I clean?” Eyes gleaming, an excited Lan Huang spat out a mouthful of water .
And a wall collapsed .
“Wow, fun!” Its eyes shone .
“Get out of here, all three of you!” Sweating profusely, Tianming drove Lan Huang away first, then caught Meow Meow and threw it out .
In mid-air, the black cat switched positions, yawned, and went back to sleep, until plop! It seemed to have fallen into water .
“Meow! Is there a flood? Why am I drowning?! ” Meow Meow jumped up from the lake .
“Who castrated you? Doesn’t that mean you’re a eunuch?” gloated Ying Huo .
Suddenly, a beast landed in the water, and countless waves slammed into Ying Huo and Meow Meow .
“There’s water . How exciting!” Like a mountain, Lan Huang rolled in the lake .
“Chicken Bro, Cat Bro, where are you?” asked Lan Huang .
“Damn it, I was eaten by you!” roared Ying Huo .
Lan Huang opened its mouth and vomited, and out came a little chick and a black cat .
“Do you eat shit? Your stomach stinks!” shouted Ying Huo .
“Sorry, Chicken Bro . I probably sucked you into my intestines . I ate too much fish a few days ago and haven’t pooped yet!”
It took Tianming and Feiling over an hour to clean the place . With her help, their new warm nest would soon be ready .
“Haha, shall we sleep here tonight?” Tianming smirked .
“Dream on . Cultivators don’t need sleep . Get out!” Feiling chuckled, well aware of his wicked thoughts .
“Beauty, now that we’re in the barren hills and mountains, you can cry out to the heavens, but the heavens won’t respond . Cry out to the earth, but the earth is impervious . ” Tianming held out his hands .
“What do you want to do?” asked Feiling .
“You . “
“Little Yang! Little Yang! Are you back?” A figure banged on the door .
Tianming felt his breathing stagnate .
In the pavilion in the courtyard, Tianming spent a long time massaging the old man’s shoulders . There was some wine left in his spatial ring . As soon as the old man caught a whiff of it, his eyes lit up as if he could see again . It seemed he had a bad memory, and suffered from dementia . Even after Tianming repeatedly explained his identity, the old man still called him Little Yang .
“Little Yang, what were you doing hiding in the room with Jingjing just now?”
Is he referring to the Theocracy Princess Jiang Lingjing? thought Tianming .
“Little Yang, when will you and Jingjing finally have a chubby baby I can play with?”
Tianming thought angrily, The chubby baby is standing in front of you!
“Great Granduncle, how long have I been with Jingjing?” Tianming asked .
“How should I know how long you’ve been sneaking around? You little bastard! You should’ve told me sooner . I was worried you couldn’t find a wife!” chided the old man .
At his age, the old man was sometimes clear, and other times confused . It was unlikely Tianming would obtain any important information from him .
“Little Yang, sit down and listen as I tell you about my brilliant deeds . When you grow up, you must try to be as handsome and dashing as me!” The old man slapped his thigh and passionately continued, “Back then, when I was only fifteen, there was no one comparable to me throughout the entire Mo clan and sect . At the time, I was so handsome, the beauties who pursued me had to queue up from the palace all the way to here!”
A considerable amount of time later, Tianming carried the old man, who had finally fallen asleep, back to his room . Just as he placed him in bed, the old man sat up, patted his thigh, and fervently repeated, “Back then, when I was only . . . “
As he was gushing on, he suddenly asked, “Who are you?”
“Great Granduncle, I’m Little Yang,” replied Tianming .
“Liar! Little Yang is cultivating hard outside and said he will return after ten days . Are you here to steal my eggs? Get out!”
“Alright . “
“Little Yang is still growing . You bastards leave my eggs alone!”
After Tianming left the room, the old man still droned on and on .
“Great Granduncle is too old, so his mind isn’t very clear . ” Feiling stood at the door .
“Yes . But I can tell that he was the one who raised my father . I’ll take care of him from now on,” said Tianming .
“Mhmm . “
“Let’s go out and look around . This place is really quiet . “
There was a large, crystal clear lake in front of the courtyard where the three lifebound beasts were currently fishing . Obviously, Lan Huang’s presence had seriously lowered Ying Huo and Meow Meow’s intelligence .
The two sat by the lake, Feiling hugging her legs . Under the moonlight, her snow-white skin shone with a translucent luster . A pair of bright eyes looked out at the lake in front of her, so the waters were reflected in her eyes like a blue sea .
“Big Brother, do you think your father will come to save you?” Feiling asked .
“I’d like him to show up . If he does, everything will be revealed . To be honest, I’d really like to meet him . After all, he’s my father . But I don’t think he will . For so many years, he’s never come to see me . Who knows how much he values me?” Tianming smiled helplessly .
“Big Brother, you’re just guessing . I believe he has his own reasons . Let’s look on the bright side, shall we?”
“Of course!” Tianming pulled her in to lean on his shoulder .
“Besides, there’s a very important point!”
“He left you the Primordial Chaos Beasts, so he must love you!”
“Yes . ” Tianming’s eyes lit up as the faith in his heart gradually strengthened .
The night was beautiful, and the location was perfect . However, tomorrow morning, they would enter a most turbulent vortex .
“The Theocracy seems to have a place called Decimo Dao Palace . I must figure out the details of it, since it may be related to my way out,” said Tianming .
“Yes, I’ve heard of it too . Is the Decimo Dao Palace related to the Aeonic Grandbane? “
“Probably not . It might just be a coincidence,” Tianming said .
“Big Brother, if your father doesn’t come even after you enter the Infernal Soul Purgatory, will they up their methods?” Feiling worried .
“Perhaps . However, I can see that, as far as these three people are concerned, they hate Li Muyang so much that they’re taking out their anger on me . My situation in the Ancient Qilin Clan will be known tomorrow . As long as no one stops me from becoming stronger, perhaps one day, even if my father doesn’t show up, I can stop being controlled by others . I’d like to find out for myself just how strong the geniuses of the Theocracy are!” His eyes burned with passion .
“I’ll remain alive, at least until my father shows up . And as long as I’m alive, I’ll have opportunities . So let’s wait and see!”
In fact, his eyes had already scanned the entire city . Although it was a place filled with crouching tigers and hidden dragons, it made his blood boil .
“It’s alright . In fact, I was planning on visiting the Theocracy after the sect war . Now, the only difference is that I wasn’t able to say goodbye to my godfather and Qingyu . We’ll just pretend we’re traveling,” said Tianming .
“Well, I must try everything to prevent us from being bullied,” added Feiling . What she was referring to was the remaining five seals . Perhaps there was a stronger ability that had yet to be unsealed .
“Together, we’ll fight destiny!” Tianming held out his hand .
“Yes!” Feiling placed her tender hand in his .
Their gazes were fiery .
“Nicely said, but it’s all just to hold Ling’er’s hand, isn’t it?” laughed Ying Huo .
In the courtyard behind him, a heavy object suddenly fell to the ground . Then came the sound of cursing . Great Granduncle was asleep, so who could it be?
1 . In Chinese, “drown” is a homophone for “castrate” .