Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 409
Chapter 409: Ultimate Mount Bai Zijin “Hall Kings, if you don’t fear his curse acting up, you’re free to leave with him . However, we won’t be held responsible for anything that happens,” Jing Yue said with a chuckle .
“That’s right . He’s much older than five years old, so he’ll definitely have to enter the Infernal Soul Purgatory for half a year within the next three days . Only then will he stand a chance of survival,” Ling Xing said .
“If only the two of you had come earlier . it’s too bad that now, we no longer have a choice . It’s the Primeval Autarch’s edict that every member of the Ancient Qilin Clan be afflicted with the lifetime curse,” Chong Yang said insidiously .
They were too late . Even with Li Wudi’s fast thinking, he hadn’t been able to catch up . The Hall Kings saw the curse’s stigma on his forehead, but they had already been prepared for that eventuality .
“Since that’s the case, we’ll take him away half a year from now . After that, we’ll have more than enough time to dispel the curse,” the Future Hall King said . It was apparent that three days was too little time for the curse to be dispelled .
“Would the Decimo Dao Palace dare to remove the curse mandated by the Primeval Autarch himself?” Chong Yang asked . He didn’t doubt that their palace lord would be able to do it, for that person was an expert in this field . If there was anyone in the Theocracy that could do it, it would be that person .
“This is none of your concern . Also, we’ll be sending someone to protect him in the Infernal Soul Purgatory . No one shall be allowed to touch him,” the Future Hall King said .
That caused the exalted ones to furrow their brows .
“In other words, we can only hold Li Tianming for half a year! Otherwise, they’ll reject our disciples!”
“How dare they do that? Do they think the Ancient Theocrats are pushovers?”
“I suggest we agree to it for now . Li Tianming will have to remain in the purgatory for six months, so we can report to the Primeval Autarch about this . Let’s see if they dare come in six months to take him away . “
“Alright, that’s agreeable . “
“As for them sending someone to protect him—”
“That’s no matter . Even if they didn’t, we’d protect him of our own accord . Otherwise, Li Tianming wouldn’t survive two hours in the purgatory . Last night, the hundreds of youths from the Ink Branch almost killed him,” Mo Yu said .
After their discussion, they came to a decision .
“Since this is what you’ve decided, we can only abide by it . You’re acting in the palace’s capacity, so if the Primeval Autarch is displeased about it, please deal with it yourselves . The Ancient Qilin Clan is powerless to do anything about it,” Chong Yang siad .
“It’s not a matter you should concern yourself with,” the Future Hall King said .
. . . . . .
Li Wudi and Tianming were discussing the matter as well .
“So I only need to stay there for six months?” Tianming asked .
“Of course . If I had been faster, you would’ve been able to leave immediately . “
Tianming touched his stigma and wanted to tell him that there was a good chance he wasn’t afflicted by the curse, but he didn’t dare risk it . If he was wrong, he would die in three days .
“Godfather, with the Grand-Orient Sword and Prime Tower, I might be able to cultivate within the next half year after all . I heard the Infernal Soul Purgatory is hot beyond imagination, and barely has any spiritual energy, but that isn’t really a concern for me . “
“All the better, then . Just focus on cultivating . I still have a mess in the Grand-Orient Realm to take care of . Heaven’s Elysium isn’t completely crushed yet . If the Earthorigin Sect knows I’m gone, they’ll definitely attack . “
“Godfather, what in the world did you do to make the Decimo Dao Palace protect me?” Tianming asked curiously .
“I showed them my bane-rings and told them that if they don’t save you, our whole family of three won’t serve them . “
“That’s right . The three of us are pentabanes and above . I’m also quite powerful myself . Coupled with the contributions our founding ancestor made, they agreed . After all, your daddy here might become one of their pivotal figures in a thousand years,” Li Wudi confidently said .
“Now you’re just boasting . ” Tianming was used to this habit of his by now .
“Big Brother, I’ll wait for you at the Decimo Dao Palace,” Li Qingyu said worriedly .
“Don’t worry . He’ll be protected, so it’s nothing more than being grounded for a while . He’ll be fine,” Li Wudi said . When he heard about what had happened while he was at Aquamarine, he decided to take Qingyu along when he passed by the sect . Having another pentabane with him would make negotiating easier, after all .
“Qingyu will be training at the Decimo Dao Palace from now on . The Sky Hall King has agreed to take her as a disciple . “
“Will she be safe there?”
“Not only will she be safe, she’ll be taught by the Hall King himself . She’ll definitely be able to proudly march through the palace . “
“Ling’er, come out,” Tianming said after hearing about it .
Feiling pouted, already guessing what Tianming would say to her .
“Qingyu, your mission is to protect her while I’m away,” Tianming said .
“Okay . “
“I want to be with you,” Feiling said, still pouting .
“Ling’er, it’ll be really hot inside . You won’t be able to take it . You’d have to be in spirit form the entire time, and it would feel horrible . Back then, we didn’t have a choice, but now, the Decimo Dao Palace is safe . You’ll also have Qingyu there with you . Not to mention, I’ll be protected . So it’s nothing but a short detention . I won’t be fighting anyone here,” he advised .
“But I don’t want to be away from you for so long . ” She seemed like she was about to cry .
“I don’t either, but I don’t want you to suffer . As a man, that’s something I can’t allow myself to do, alright?” He cupped her cheek and wiped her tears .
“My son is right . It’ll be a short parting, but you better get at making me a grandson once he’s released,” Li Wudi said sneakily .
“Go away, you shameless—” Tianming said anxiously . However, Feiling merely chuckled and blushed .
“Alright, don’t go getting into fights . “
Okay . “
“No cheating, either . “
“Nonsense! I’m not that kind of person!”
She finally agreed, much to his relief . While he didn’t want to leave her either, he couldn’t make her maintain spiritual form for that long if there was another choice . It would be suffocating for sure . Though Feiling thought she could tough it out, Tianming wouldn’t let it slide .
“I guess there won’t be anyone to boss me around for half a year,” Tianming said with realization .
“That’s right . You must be glad that I won’t be around . “
“Shut up . You’re doubting my character, aren’t you?”
Though parting was unpleasant, their reunion would be all the more wonderful .
“Big Brother, don’t worry . I promise I’ll feed her well till she gets nice and pudgy,” Qingyu said .
“Good . She’ll feel much better to squish . “
Qingyu glared at him in response .
By then, the discussions have ended . It seemed that things would go roughly as Li Wudi had said .
“Done briefing them about it?” the Future Hall King asked Li Wudi .
“Yeah . “
“Good . ” He patted Tianming on the shoulder and said, “After six months of isolation, come to the Decimo Dao Palace . I’ll guide you in your cultivation then . “
“Thank you, Hall King!” While it didn’t seem to be an invitation to become his disciple, having the honor of receiving his guidance was already a sign of his favor . “I won’t forget this kindness . One day, I’ll definitely repay it . “
“He’s a good kid,” the South Hall King said .
“Like his father,” the Future Hall King added .
“Which father?” Li Wudi proudly asked .
“Not you of course . “
“Damn . . . . “
When they were done, the Future Hall King turned to the rest from the palace . “Zijin, come here . ” He then turned to Tianming and said, “Tianming, I’ll have my most trusted daughter, Bai Zijin, protect you for this half year . She’ll be accompanying you into the Infernal Soul Purgatory . She’s a sky saint . “
“A sky saint?” Tianming smiled . He wondered if anyone in the Ancient Qilin Clan would still dare challenge him now .
As they spoke, a girl came forward . She was his senior, but there was no doubt she was beautiful . Her white dress accentuated her luscious curves, her beautiful face was both gentle and stunning, and her skin was as flawless and fair as the best of ivory . Her beauty gave her an air of elegance and nobility fit for a goddess . Any doubt of her beauty would be tantamount to blasphemy! She had a cold and lofty gaze, though it didn’t inspire any hate . Instead, her elegance made others subconsciously feel inferior .
“Holy crap! An ultimate-grade mount!” Ying Huo said as it leaped out of Tianming’s lifebound space .
“Cut the crap! She’s old enough to be your grandma!” Tianming said through their mental link .
At that moment, Bai Zijin turned to look at him with her cold eyes .
“Nice to meet you, Grandmother Bai!” Tianming said respectfully . He had carefully considered what to call her . It was said that sky saints could live for three centuries, so if she looked around twenty, she should be in her fifties at least, right?
“Grandmother?” Her voice seemed shaken . “I’m only thirty-eight!”
“Ah . . . so you’re at the age where you love to gossip . . . I was mistaken,” Tianming awkwardly said without much thought .
“Say that again!”
“Sister Bai!” Tianming corrected himself quickly .
“That’s better . You’d better be careful next time, brat . ” He was a brat, as far as she was concerned, so she didn’t pay it much mind .
“See you in six months . ” It was finally time for them to part .
“Ling’er, don’t get too chubby, alright?” Tianming said .
“Stay safe . ” She tidied his clothes up, then left . The two longingly looked at each other until they were out of each other’s sight .
Meanwhile, within the lifebound space . . .
“Finally, with Ling’er gone, we can enjoy our ultimate-class mount, Sister Bai! Hurrah!” Ying Huo cheered .
“I love ultimate-class mounts!” the black cat said, swinging its tail around with excitement like a dog .
“I’ll dedicate a song to this joyous occasion!” Lan Huang said excitedly .
Tianming felt like his lifebound space had exploded .
“Quick, shut its mouth! Your unhatched siblings’ eggs will crack from the sound!”