Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 507
Chapter 507: – The Corpse Below Moonseeker PavilionThe man outside the window turned around, prepared to leave .
“Your Majesty, wait a moment,” Meng Tingyu called out .
“What is it?” the old man asked .
“There’s something I must tell you . ”
“Speak . ”
Sucking in a deep breath, Meng Tingyu said, “The Tomb of the Ancients opened a few months back . The crown prince entered . I just received news that the tomb suddenly vanished and left a gaping hole . The Second Divine Capital nearly fell down . ”
The door creaked open and an old man walked in . He removed his hat and shook off the rainwater on his body . He asked, “Is this information accurate?”
“Yes, Zhao Shenhong brought back the entire garrison from the city . There’s tens of thousands of witnesses, so it can’t be false . ”
“That’s strange . The tomb has existed for ten thousand years . Suddenly vanishing means something huge must’ve happened inside . I’ll take a look,” the old man said .
“Yes . ” Meng Tingyu didn’t dare to lift her head .
“What about Fengchen?” the old man asked .
“According to Zhao Shenhong, the Theocracy’s team was twenty-five in number, but the only one they could find was Jiang Yanwu . According to Jiang Yanwu, Fengchen was likely killed by Li Tianming of the Li Saint Clan . ” Meng Tingyu’s voice was slightly hoarse . She clearly didn’t believe the news .
“Li Tianming? Tianming… . ” The old man shook his head . “Quite the fast improvement . Wasn’t he comparable to a peak earth saint before? He couldn’t kill Fengchen . Go and investigate . Perhaps Fengchen still lives . ”
“Rise . ”
“Thank you, Your Majesty . ” Meng Tingyu finally stood up .
“Brew some tea for me to quench my thirst . ”
“Yes . ” With deft movements, the aroma of tea quickly filled the air .
The old man took a sip, then put the tea down . “You seem to have something you wish to ask . ”
“Your Majesty, I’m not sure if I should . ”
“Ask . ”
“The two princes are fighting like this because they aren’t aware you’re still alive . The Theocrats have taken so many casualties and are weakened so much . Is it worth it?” Meng Tingyu asked .
“Of course . We’ve almost hooked the big fish, doing what our ancestors failed to do . After this, the Theocracy will last the ages, and forever belong to the Theocrats . No one shall ever shake it . ”
“What do you think?”
“I feel the losses have been quite severe . ”
“Sometimes a price must be paid . My sons are basically trash . If we don’t deal with this big fish, they’ll surely end the Theocrats one day . ” The old man smiled slightly .
“Yes . ”
“Try your best to find Fengchen . After everything is over, I’ll guide him in succeeding me . ”
“I’ll make the arrangements . ”
“You don’t need kindness when it comes to unifying the world . In this, Fengchen is much better than his father and my ninth son . ” The old man smiled again .
Meng Tingyu felt emboldened when she saw the old man’s mood . “Your Majesty, supposedly the Cyclic Mirror was found, and Li Muyang has appeared . Don’t you find it strange?”
“It’s not strange . Saying the Cyclic Map could track the Cyclic Mirror was the ancestors’ joke . If it weren’t, why would I give it to the Ancient Qilin Clan? It was all to fool people . Li Muyang really helped me there . ”
“That means those fellows in the Ancient Qilin Clan thinking the Cyclic Mirror has appeared is actually just problems with the Cyclic Map?”
“Yes . That map was always strange . Sometimes it would randomly track a position in the sky . ”
“True . We all know where the real Cyclic Mirror is, after all . ” Meng Tingyu smiled, pouring the old man another cup .
“Go and ascertain this Li Tianming’s origins . He can’t possibly be Li Muyang’s son . They just coincidentally share the same arm . Find out who the hell dared to give him the name Li Tianming!”
“The man’s been dead and buried for over forty years, his corpse under Moonseeker Pavilion . But he can still go have a child somewhere? Ridiculous . ” The old man snorted .
“True . If Li Muyang hadn’t courted death back then, Your Majesty wouldn’t have been able to leisurely fish these past forty years . Everyone believes the Theocrats lost the Cyclic Mirror . Who knows that he died to the mirror long ago and it’s still with Your Majesty? Your Majesty punished the Ancient Qilin Clan and gave them a useless Cyclic Map . Now, we no longer have as many fingers pointing at us as Your Highness fishes . Even the Decimo Dao Palace believes Li Muyang succeeded,” Meng Tingyu said with some admiration .
“Correct . Only the two of us know . Now, Little Yu, do you see how much I value you?”
“Little Yu will definitely serve Your Majesty to the fullest until her dying breath . ” Meng Tingyu said emotionally .
“No need . I’m almost gone . I haven’t been happy since Jing’er passed . You’re the same age as her, and just as smart . ” The old man’s eyes turned warm as he reminisced .
“The Skyfate Princess was indeed quite smart… . ”
“And in the end, she overthought things too much . How could my daughter I raised for forty years come for my life for someone else’s sake?” The old man teared up, suddenly seeming extremely lonely .
“Your Majesty, I can become your goddaughter and be filial to you forever . ” Meng Tingyu mustered up all her courage .
“You? Forget it, I didn’t raise you since you were young . We don’t have that kind of emotional bond . You just need to chat with me . ” The old man shook his head and sighed .
“Yes… . ” Meng Tingyu was slightly disappointed, but she didn’t dare to show it .
“Let’s go see Jing’er . I haven’t seen her for years . ” The old man stood up . They walked down the stairs and entered into a dark cavern underground .
The old man entered with unsteady steps . Tears flowing, he looked around . “Jing’er, Jing’er, father is here to see you . ”
“Your Majesty, she’s here,” Meng Tingyu said .
“My memory isn’t as good as it used to be . I haven’t been here for so long . ” He walked forward, to a chunk of ice . It was transparent, and inside lay a woman, who looked very alive .
“Jing’er!” The old man caressed the surface of the ice .
“It’d be great if you understood me . Do you know how painful it’s been since I had to kill you?”
Meng Tingyu retreated to the door and shut her eyes .
The old man cried for a long time . Meng Tingyu could tell they were true tears .
After a while, she looked in and saw that the old man had already stood up . He walked to another chunk of ice; inside lay a man with a completely black left arm .
“Li Muyang . ” The old man grinned . His transition was completely natural .
“Ah, sorry you’ve been left here for forty years . Why did you have to act as some kind of saint? Still, even now, I let you stay here without being disturbed, together with Jing’er . Ahhh, you really made me mad then . And I used to look at you with such favor . Yet you nearly ended my Theocrats . You let me down . So, goodbye . ”
His hand pressed against the ice . The ice crumbled apart and the man inside completely disintegrated, including his black arm .
“Little Yu . ”
“Your Majesty . ”
“Come and accompany Jing’er often . She’ll be lonely from now on . ”
“Yes . ”
At the Dark Hall in Decimo Dao Palace, Weisheng Yunxi and Jiang Feiling walked out from a building .
“This is a god physique . She can still live a long time even without cultivating . It’d be amazing if she had a cultivation method without needing a lifebound beast,” Weisheng Yunxi said emotionally .
“I never expected the tomb would belong to the legendary tenth god of the continent . You all surviving was a true miracle . ”
“Anyway, only those present here know about that . As for Chen Jinghong and the other two, I’ll handle it,” Bai Mo said .
Chen Jinghong and the other two had seen Demon City enter Feiling, so it couldn’t be hidden . Fortunately, Weisheng Yunxi and the other seniors here, Bai Mo and Ye Yi, were trustworthy .
“Tianming, the Archaion Divine Realm is the place where descendants of the first god gather . It’s very far from us . However, they probably still have legends of the tenth god there, so don’t let anything about Miss Ling’er leak out . It’ll be like you killed the tenth god, and they may find trouble with you,” Weisheng Yunxi warned .
“Understood!” Tianming nodded . Those present didn’t have any connections to the Archaion Divine Realm, so they wouldn’t harm Tianming .
As for Chen Jinghong, he didn’t know the exact details .
“Also, you killed Dongyang Fengchen?” Weisheng Yunxi became slightly emotional .
“Yes . ”
“Well done . ” Weisheng Yunxi gave him a pat on the shoulder . “Ending the Theocrats’ future is a good thing . ”
“Are we going to act?”
“Yes, we just need an opportunity . ”
Tianming’s eyes shone .