Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 552
Chapter 552: – Azure River, Skyreach River Tianming rushed to the Decimo Sacred Hall . When he ran over, he saw a man in azure clothes with his back facing him . Li Wudi, Ye Yi, and Bai Mo were also there, along with Qin Jiufu, the South Hall King .
“Old Ye!” Tianming shouted . It had been some time since Tianming had seen Ye Shaoqing, so he missed him a bit .
“Tianming?” Ye Shaoqing turned around . Upon seeing Tianming, he furrowed his brows slightly and replied, “It’s been a long time . Your temperament has changed . ”
Ye Shaoqing had been receiving tons of benefits from the Decimo Dao Palace, and his cultivation had reached the sky saint stage .
“You’re still handsome!” Tianming smiled . But sensing the grave atmosphere, he immediately wiped the smile off his face and stepped forth .
“Let’s not waste time . There’s trouble,” said Ye Shaoqing .
“What’s the matter?”
“After Autarch Qian was defeated, he disregarded his reputation, instructing Dongyang An and the Dazzling Pavilion to start capturing people in the Grand-Orient Realm and bringing them over . They’re clearly trying to use the fate souls of those commoners to force us out of the Evil Suppression Formation!” Bai Mo replied on Ye Shaoqing’s behalf .
“How despicable!” Ye Yi snapped .
“That’s not despicable, it’s cruel and mad!” Li Wudi squinted his eyes .
“How many people are they going to capture?”
“Judging from the commotion they’re causing right now, they’re aiming for at least ten million . Moreover, they’re very scattered . With the dao palace trapped here, it’s hard for us to go to the Grand-Orient Realm to stop them . ”
Ten million, that was even more ruthless than Jun Shenxiao . Compared to Autarch Qian, Jun Shengxiao’s action seemed insignificant . Tianming now knew why the atmosphere here was so tense .
“Tianming, you still have no idea about something even more troublesome . …” Ye Shaoqing gnashed his teeth .
“What is it?”
“After Li Wudi left the sect, I brought your relatives and hid them in a small kingdom in the south . But I never expected that we would be so unlucky . We ran into Dongyang An’s group, and all of them were caught . Only I managed to escape,” replied Ye Shaoqing .
“What?!” Tianming’s face changed . Li Wudi was afraid that Autarch Qian would use them to threaten them, and it just so turned out that their luck was indeed that bad .
“Calm down for now . The strongest among the group is your grandmother, and she’s only in the Heavenly Will stage . Dongyang An and the rest might not recognize them, and there’s a possibility that they’re hidden in the crowd,” Ye Shaoqing continued . Wei Tiancang and Jiang Chen were at the Vermillion Bird’s standard, while Li Jingyu wasn’t strong . So they shouldn’t be conspicuous .
“Do you know where they are right now?” Tianming asked . Li Jingyu was Li Wudi’s mother-in-law . But seeing how calm Li Wudi was, Tianming knew that they must’ve already come up with a solution before he came there .
“Before I came, I saw them packing hundreds of thousands of people into ten warships . They’re probably trying to travel by sea . Many people are escorting them, and traveling by sea is the most efficient method . They’ll probably take the two rivers, the Skyreach River and Azure River . I’m planning to intercept them there,” Ye Shaoqing spoke in a hurry, but he gave a clear account of what he had seen .
“The Dazzling Pavilion will probably take the same route as Dongyang An’s team, as well . That meant that Autarch Qian had given them orders to ship people from the Grand-Orient Realm as soon as possible!” Bai Mo added .
“The situation might seem bad, but isn’t it fine if we intercept them and save the people?” Tianming knew that he had to calm down . Ye Shaoqing had already come here, which had taken some time . That meant Li Jingyu and Wei Tiancang should be en route to the Divine Capital by now .
In the past, Autarch Qian had had to take a long detour to transport people over secretly, and it usually took a month . But now that he had been freed from those constraints, it would only take a few days!
“Tianming . ” Li Wudi’s gaze blazed . “Hall King Bai will need to stay around to help Feng . Hall Master Ye has to command the Astral Legions to prevent them from sneaking an attack at us . So it’s down to a few Hall Kings and me . I’ll be going to the Azure River . As for you, you’ll head to the Skyreach River with the South Hall King . ”
“What happens if Autarch Qian attacks the dao palace when we leave the Divine Capital?” Tianming asked .
“Autarch Qian has left the Divine Capital . He headed northwest, deep into the Desolate Realm . That’s the territory of wildbeasts, and there’s many ancient saintly spirit herbs there . I’m guessing they must be looking for something to reconnect the autarch beast’s head . If he comes back, I’ll have to rush back immediately as well,” said Li Wudi .
“So let’s take the opportunity while Autarch Qian is away and see if we can kill Dongyang An and the person in charge of the Dazzling Pavilion . The Ye brothers have seen them on the sea route, so we might still be able to intercept them if we go now . We should be able to save your relatives,” Bai Mo added .
“Okay, then I’ll be going with South Hall King . ” Tianming nodded .
“If you encounter Dongyang An, just get someone to inform me . We’ll come and meet up with you guys . Dongyang An is the fifteenth prince, and he’s only weaker than Dongyang Ling and Dongyang Yun . The few of you won’t be able to defeat him,” said Li Wudi .
“Alright!” Qin Jiufu replied .
There was a high possibility that their enemies would take the sea routes, so they had to head over immediately .
“The Dazzling Pavilion began with commerce, their reach spreading all over the Theocracy . They have tons of outer members, with firm roots planted in many realms . It’s too late for us to return to the Grand-Orient Realm now . Let’s just hope that they’ll be going by the sea routes for efficiency,” Li Wudi said sternly .
“Those bastards . Are they going as insane as Autarch Qian?!” Tianming said furiously .
“Some time ago, didn’t he ask their entire army to think of a way to destroy us? Using the Cyclic Mirror to kill people of the Grand-Orient Realm came from them . However, I’m guessing that that must be a guise . This is something that only the Theocrats would do . Autarch Qian has already started losing his patience after suffering a loss,” Ye Yi sneered .
“People like him are hard to deal with, but they’re also easy to kill!” Li Wudi commented . He swiftly made his preparations to head over; he could manage an entire route by himself . “Old Ye, come with me . ”
“Alright . ”
Ye Shaoqing patted Tianming’s shoulder and said, “Don’t worry, they’ll be fine . ”
He then started examining Tianming and continued, “I heard you can even kill a seventh-level sky saint . You’ve left me far behind, now . If you still call me master in the future, it’ll be embarrassing for me . ”
“Let’s cut it short here . I have to get going as well,” said Tianming . He paused briefly, then continued, “Taking a master is a lifetime commitment, so you can’t get rid of me . ”
“Well, fine . I can’t teach you anything about cultivation, so I’ll just teach you some kinky bed techniques . …”
“Get lost . ”
It was fortunate that Feiling wasn’t around, otherwise he would surely have his hair plucked again .
“Hall King Qin, please wait for me briefly . I’ll return shortly,” said Tianming .
“Go ahead . I still have to call a few more people to come along with us,” said Qin Jiufu .
Time waits for no one, and Tianming swiftly returned to the Astral General Manor and brought Feiling along .
“Big Brother, did something happen to granny?”
“Yeah . My grandfather, father-in-law, and Qingluan are together with them,” said Tianming . They were the most important people to both Feiling and Li Qingyu . When they heard what had happened, they were more nervous than anyone else .
Ye Shaoqing took them away to hide, but they had been unlucky enough to run into Dongyang An . With Ye Shaoqing’s strength, there was no way he could contend with those groups of people . So he had immediately fled to find helpers . Otherwise, with his low strength, he would definitely drag Li Jingyu and the others down with him .
“What’re we going to do then? Are you and father going to intercept one river each?” Li Qingyu asked nervously .
“Yeah, don’t worry about it and wait for our good news . ” Tianming couldn’t put an end to her worries . He was in a hurry and brought Feiling over to meet up with Qin Jiufu . Qin Jiufu also brought two people along with him—Bai Mo’s children, Bai Zifeng and Bai Zijun .
“Let’s go . ” The group left the Decimo Dao Palace and quietly went out, heading toward the Skyreach River .
“They won’t deliberately detour, right?” Tianming asked .
“There’s only two routes that are the fastest . Otherwise, the time they’ll spend in transit will be longer than taking the land route . As long as Dongyang An is taking the sea route, there’s a high possibility that he’ll take one of the rivers,” Qin Jiufu explained .
Dongyang An used to be Jiang An, the Death Hall King, so Tianming was still familiar with him . He was sinister and ruthless .
Jiang An, you’re dead if you dare to hurt any one of them! There was a fire burning in Tianming’s heart .
The stars were shining dimly that night, and the sea was calm . The waves couldn’t pose any threat to the ten Dazzling Warships . The Dazzling Warships were the most expensive sea transportation tool that the Dazzling Pavilion had . Not counting the cargo, it wouldn’t be a problem to accommodate fifty thousand people at the same time . If they squeezed them a little, they could even contain a hundred thousand people .
But the ten Dazzling Warships were wallowing low in the water, which showed that they were fully loaded . Surging through the sea, the huge warships broke through the wind and waves, heading north .