Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 509
Chapter 509: – Ninesilver Astral Ar Dazzling City, Moonseeker Pavilion .
There was no rain today .
In a large piece of land to the east of Moonseeker Pavilion, where the flora and fauna thrived and the air was thick with spiritual energy, were many treasures . A circular wall surrounded the fairyland-like location, which was sealed inside a heavenly pattern formation . The place seemed like an enclosed peach blossom garden .
Outsiders knew it as the headquarters of the Dazzling Pavilion . However, no one knew there were hundreds of thousands of common folk at Spiritsource and Beast Vein stages living there .
For those people, it was paradise . The unlimited supply of spirit herbs and treasures made them reluctant to leave . They were often visited by a beautiful woman they called Supreme God . And the servants around her were known as pavilion lords .
On the top floor of the Moonseeker Pavilion, one could see everything in the Siege City and hear the laughter of children . An old man leaned against a pillar, smiling down on the happy citizens of Siege City .
“They look very happy, and happy souls have unlimited possibilities, unlimited dao . ” The old man stroked his beard .
When he spoke, the woman they called “Supreme God” walked up to him, looking pale .
“Your Majesty returned from the tomb?”
“Yes . “
“Did you find anything?”
“It’s strange . It disappeared into thin air,” said the old man .
“If Your Majesty hasn’t got a clue, then no one in the world can solve the mystery,” said Meng Tingyu .
“You returned to the Divine Capital . What’s the situation over there?” the old man asked .
“Something important happened today . “
“Speak . “
Meng Tingyu described what had happened in front of the Decimo Dao Palace .
“So my grandson, Fengchen, is dead?!” The old man gritted his teeth, eyes turning bloodshot .
“My condolences, Your Majesty . “
“Alas, yet another descendant’s death . First came Li Muyang, who killed Jing’er, then Tianming, who murdered Fengchen! Why is my life so miserable? How many years must I persist before I can find another Fengchen?” sighed the old man .
“Your Majesty, the Theocrats are flourishing with countless talents . Your Majesty will bring glory to the Theocrats for hundreds of years more . As long as you live, the Theocrats are invincible . Why worry about a successor?”
“That may be so, but I’m exhausted . Forget it . Now that the big fish is hooked, as long as we do this well and eradicate them, no one can stop the rise of my descendants . “
“I’ll put an end to the Li Saint Clan as revenge for Fengchen . That poor child,” the old man lamented .
He sighed and shook his head . Meng Tingyu couldn’t tell if he was really sad; although he sounded sad, it was just a passing remark .
“Yu, tell me about the monster,” said the old man .
Meng Tingyu reported what everyone else had mentioned .
“Your Majesty, Tianming may not have the strength to defeat Fengchen . My guess is the monster did it . After all, it comes from the Tomb of the Ancients . ” Meng Tingyu’s thoughts were shared by the people of the Divine Capital .
“That’s impossible . Even a Supreme God can’t survive for a hundred thousand years, let alone a monster,” the old man replied .
“It’s just a guess . Perhaps their race managed to survive to this day?”
“It is possible . In any case, keep an eye on it for me . When the time is right, I have to study it . “
“Yes, I’ll make sure it won’t escape Your Majesty’s hands,” said Meng Tingyu .
“When will the remaining three hundred thousand little fish arrive?” the old man asked .
“I’m doing my best to handle it . Transportation needs to be kept confidential, especially at this critical time . This matter must be well-concealed—”
“Give me a time,” the old man interrupted .
“I’m striving for two months,” she said nervously .
“Hurry up . I won’t be happy if you fail . ”
The old man nodded and smiled . Staring down at the people in Siege City, he muttered, “As expected, they’ve begun helping the ninth prince deal with the thirteenth . For an effortless victory and the death of my clan, they’ll certainly change the state of that thing . And once that happens, haha! I’ll succeed in doing what generations of my ancestors failed to do!”
Like a child, the old man bounced happily, having completely forgotten Dongyang Fengchen’s death .
The Nature Arts Hall .
Tianming guided Weisheng Yunxi along the long hallway, his feet tapping on the slab with each step .
“Palace Lord, how is Jiang Ling?” Tianming asked .
“He’s fine, emotionally stable, gentle, generous, and has his limits . He’s completely different from Dongyang Yun . His gentleness makes him unlike the rest of the Theocrats,” said Weisheng Yunxi .
“Is that why the Dao Palace is ready to support him as autarch?” asked Tianming .
“No . “
“Because he’s weaker than Dongyang Yun . “
“So the plan is to support the weak first, defeat the strong, then destroy the weak?”
“You’re very clever . “
“Jiang Ling has guessed it too, hasn’t he?”
“Sure, but he must take the risk . He has no other choice . If he refuses, we’ll support Dongyang Yun instead . The Dao Palace is now stronger than Dongyang Yun’s party . Now that we’ve entered the game, Jiang Ling can only hope we won’t have the courage to take the last step . Anyway, he’s confident in his strength . After all, he doesn’t know that we have other cards up our sleeves,” said Weisheng Yunxi .
“What cards?” Tianming asked curiously .
“You’ll know when the time comes . ” Weisheng Yunxi smiled .
“Palace Lord, I’d like to fight for the dao palace,” said Tianming .
“Of course . You’re strong, and a pillar for the younger generation of the Decimo Dao Palace . Naturally, you’ll have to fight,” laughed Weisheng Yunxi .
“I’ve long been displeased with them,” he added .
Theocrats? They were nothing more than the vicious and greedy Nineshades Clan . The Divine City was a leech . While they grew ever more prosperous, the territories of the Theocracy continued declining . The Theocracy seized the resources of others for their own cultivation .
“We’re here . “
Weisheng Yunxi led him through a blue door . As soon as the door was closed, the world fell into darkness .
“This is the Night Reflection Room? It’s so dark,” said Tianming .
He couldn’t even see with his third eye, and was completely blind upon entering the room .
“It’s alright . My world has always been black,” replied Weisheng Yunxi .
“Master, when did Autarch Qian ruin your eyes?”
“When I demonstrated the ability to break through to Empyrean Saint . I was in my thirties and my parents were still alive . Unfortunately, I was too young and threatened his dao . Autarch Qian will not allow anyone to threaten the rule of the Theocrats . There are too many in the Decimo Dao Palace who have been harmed by him, like Ye Yi’s elder brother, who died in his hands,” Weisheng Yunxi explained .
“He really deserved to die . ”
“Well, let’s not talk about him . Now that you’ve entered the Night Reflection Room, pull out the Three-Thousand Starfield . I’ll teach you the Ninesilver Astral Art,” said Weisheng Yunxi .
“Palace Lord, this is one of the top empyrean battle arts in the Dao Palace and a secret of the Weisheng clan . I’m a little nervous to learn it,” Tianming admitted .
“Are you afraid you won’t be able to master it?”
“No, I’m afraid I’ll master it so quickly I’ll crush your self-esteem!”
“Hahaha . “
It wasn’t so often a gentle woman like Weisheng Yunxi burst out laughing .
“Don’t be a smart aleck . You were able to cultivate the Invincible Sword Body due to your superior physique and ability to endure hardships . However, extraordinary comprehension is required for an Earth Saint to cultivate an empyrean battle art . The pitch-black environment allows you to see your weapon and the starry sky more clearly . The Weisheng clan’s Ninesilver Astral Art is the supreme whip art throughout the entire Theocracy . You like the whip and possess a saint beastial weapon with ninety-nine saintly heavenly patterns . Its power is no worse than the Shenxiao Sword Art and the Invincible Sword Body put together .
“The Ninesilver Astral Art can also combine with the Invincible Sword Ki . Hence, your whip will be comparable to the Grand-Orient Sword and can even achieve a miraculous effect that the sword lacks . After all, different weapons have different strengths . Both you and Qingyu are smart to have chosen two types of weapons to cultivate,” she praised .
“After hearing you speak about it, I can’t wait to try,” Tianming said excitedly .
“Having desires is a good thing . But if you’re still as determined after learning the difficulties, then you’re one with a fierce will,” said Weisheng Yunxi .
“Tianming, the Ninesilver Astral Art has three stances, namely Brilliant Stars, Chaos Galaxy, and Nine Stardust . The meanings of the three are completely different, each stance transcending the one before . This battle art can fully exert the power of the Three-Thousand Starfield . Even my Radiant Astral Chain only has ninety saintly heavenly patterns . You’re a lucky one,” she said .
“Apparently, good-looking people have good luck . I guess it’s because of my looks,” Tianming said .
“Stop fooling around . Soon, you’ll have to suffer . ”
Right then, the dark room turned as bright as day . A chain with white stripes that shone like stars appeared in Weisheng Yunxi’s hand . The darker the surroundings, the more the Radiant Astral Chain shone .
“Take a good look!” Weisheng Yunxi swung the chain .
Ninesilver Astral Art—Brilliant Stars!
At this point, Tianming mourned the fact that he had three eyes . Before he could glean anything, he was about to be blinded .
However, he was soon excited . Once he mastered the Ninesilver Astral Art, the Three-Thousand Starfield would be even more powerful . He stretched out a hand and the weapon appeared .
The blue beastial weapon resembled ninety-nine starfields, all connected together . The dazzling starlight completely surpassed the Radiant Astral Chain . From this day on, Tianming would cultivate the Invincible Sword Body and the Ninesilver Astral Art as the palace lord herself personally guided him in them .
The day the Decimo Dao Palace entered battle wasn’t far away . Since the Three-Thousand Starfield could kill across three kilometers, it would be of great use in the battlefield .
Amidst the large armies, beheading his enemies would be child’s play .