Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 554
Chapter 554: Realm of Despair At the top level of the first Dazzling Warship . . .
“Are you done washing yourself?” Meng Yifeng said as he pushed those around him aside . His pudgy lips curved into a smile as he pushed his door open and entered his room .
“We’re done . She isn’t cooperating, though,” Su Wuyou said, trying her best to sound coquettish . The two women were ready and waiting for their honored guest .
“You look wonderful, like a lotus out of water . Amazing, amazing!” Meng Yifeng stared them down, relishing the beautiful sight . It wasn’t that he hadn’t seen his fair share of beauties before, but these two had a special air about them .
His refined taste allowed him to immediately spot how awkward Su Wuyou was . He then turned to the side and saw a nervous girl standing there silently the entire time .
“Just watch for today . You need to learn how to serve,” Meng Yifeng said .
The girl shriveled up in the corner upon hearing that . Su Wuyou had been stroking his neck as he spoke . She hugged the man from one side, and her sister, Su Yiran, did the same on the other .
“Jiang Qingluan, it’s your turn . I’d like to see if you’re able to endure it without crying out for help,” Su Wuyou said as she bit her lip . She didn’t have any grudges with Jiang Qingluan, but she decided she would hate her for her innocence . She wanted to drag everyone down to her level .
Jiang Qingluan didn’t reply . She had secretly taken out a small dagger from her spatial ring . That was her answer to Su Wuyou’s question . Just like that, they exchanged glances . Before she started serving the man, Su Wuyou pulled down the curtain .
Jiang Qingluan closed her eyes as she resolved herself to die . The security outside was too strict, so there was no way she would be able to escape . The only way out for her was by taking her own life . Placing the dagger against her neck, she was about to pull it across .
All of a sudden, someone appeared beside her and grabbed the dagger . She started and turned back, only to see a face she would never even have dreamed of seeing here . She hadn’t seen the black and gold irises before, but his white hair was unmistakable .
“Shh!” he said as he put a finger to her lip .
“Mmhm!” She felt her tears flow and dared not say a single word . All she did was furiously nod . Tianming then snuck his way inside . Though she had wanted to warn Tianming that Meng Yifeng was incredibly powerful, she couldn’t do a thing lest she alarm the man . All she could do was to trust Tianming .
Right then, Tianming’s figure flashed as he charged inside . The two enchanting women within were currently helping Meng Yifeng disrobe, much to his enjoyment .
Without saying a word, Tianming split the Invincible Sword Ki-infused Grand-Orient Sword into two . He had moved so quickly that the moment his black sword flashed out, it had come thrusting toward Meng Yifeng .
In an instant, his saint palace was shattered . With an audible schlick, Tianming pulled the black sword out before thrusting the gold one into his mouth .
“You’d not let your lifebound beast out, or this will go through your head,” he threatened as he pushed the fat man’s head tightly against the wall .
“Mmmwwahhh! Whhh!” Meng Yifeng’s mind was completely blank . He was in so much pain that he teared up . Even without looking, he knew that his saint palace had been ruptured, causing his saint springs to completely collapse . The spiritual energy he had gathered seeped out toward the two beauties as he ended up crippled . The pain in his mouth mingled with the despair he now suffered .
“Li . . . . ” He widened his eyes in disbelief and thought his eyes were playing tricks on him . At the very least, Tianming should have been someone he could fight on even ground, yet he had been crippled in a single instant . That wasn’t something he could accept at all .
“So you’re the one who calls the shots at Dazzling Pavillion?” Tianming asked .
“Yweah!” Meng Yifeng was crying nonstop . His body shook with the fear of death as his bowels and bladder gave out .
“What’s your relationship with Meng Tingyu?”
“Brwotha . ” With the blade in his mouth, all he could do was answer the questions as best he could .
“I didn’t think someone as amazing as Meng Tingyu would have an ugly and weak elder brother like you . How unbelievable,” Tianming mocked .
“Mmmmhh . . . . ” Meng Yifeng’s eyes were filled with despair .
Jiang Qingluan watched everything from the entrance . She was all sorts of shocked, with her eyes wide and mouth agape . Her mouth was wide enough to stuff a whole toad in .
The godlike pig in her eyes had been crippled with a single strike . Only when she heard Tianming and Meng Yifeng’s conversation was she convinced that she was truly safe . Just as she was about to celebrate, however, she recalled something even more crucial .
“Tianming, my dad, Li Jingyu, your grandfather, and the rest have been brought to someone they call Fifteenth!”
“Dongyang An?” Tianming’s gaze turned even colder . He had been quite lucky to find the warship right after reaching the delta where the Skyreach River connected to the sea . Bai Zijun had gone looking for Li Wudi and Tianming had decided to infiltrate the first warship, only to find Su Wuyou, Su Yiran, and Jian Qingluan in these chambers . After some waiting, he saw Meng Yifeng return and soon got a rough grasp on what was happening, based on their conversation .
Even though Li Wudi had asked him to seek him out immediately if he spotted Dongyang An, this case was different . If even Jiang Qingluan had noticed it, the others had definitely been exposed . There was no time to wait for Li Wudi, so he decided he would cripple Meng Yifeng for good first, before doing anything else .
“Which ship is Dongyang An on?” Tianming asked as he held his sword against the man’s throat .
Meng Yifeng couldn’t speak, so he showed two fingers .
“I’ll take you with me while I go looking for him . If you lied, I’ll kill you on the spot,” he said .
“Mmmwwh!” Meng Yifeng changed his hand to show five fingers . It appeared that he had lied . Tianming wrapped him up with the Three-Thousand Starfield .
“If you want to live, work with me . “
“Understood!” Meng Yifeng spat out fresh blood and knelt . All that had happened as Su Wuyou and Su Yiran watched . They had lost hope long ago, and were blankly staring at Tianming . The youth that had defeated the two of them had actually managed to defeat someone powerful enough to force them to relinquish all the dignity they had . Seeing Meng Yifeng kneeling and shivering like a weak little chick before them, their worldview collapsed .
“Su Wuyou,” Tianming said as he approached the two with his sword . “Ever since Yuwen Taiji died, my godfather allowed the Su Clan to live on account of the contributions your family had made to the sect . I didn’t think the two of you would repeat your mistakes . There’s no third chance after your second, you know . “
“Got it . Kill me then . Since Shendu died, I’ve already lost all hope for this world . ” Su Wuyou closed her eyes as tears of blood flowed from them .
“Oh? Do you think I’ll forgive you just because you sound like you figured life out? Su Wuyou, your worldview is too shallow . All you see is cruelty and ruthlessness, and you think the whole world out there is like you . At the end of the day, you’re just using that as an excuse to justify your own bad behavior . You must pay the price for your mistakes . Had you not made this choice, I would’ve saved you today, but since you have, you must accept the consequences . “
She shook and continued bawling . “You’re too terrifying! I don’t ever want to see you again! You destroyed everything I had!”
“Goodbye, then . “
Though others would pity those two, Tianming didn’t . However, he did end their suffering .
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Tianming quietly left with Jiang Qingluan and Meng Yifeng before meeting up with Qin Jiufu and Bai Zifeng after getting off the warship .
“Hall Kings, our family has been sent to Dongyang An on the fifth warship,” Tianming said bloodthirstily .
“If their identities were exposed, they’re in danger . Li Wudi still needs some time before he can come,” Qin Jiufu said .
“I have a plan, Hall King Qin . “
“Let’s hear it . “
“Dongyang An’s the only one who poses a real threat . The others are fifth level and below sky saints, so they won’t be able to take you two on . Once I lure Dongyang An away, you can charge in to save the hostages . Does that work?”
“You’d be in too much danger that way . Why don’t I do the luring?” Qin Jiufu said .
“No, let me . Dongyang An won’t bother chasing you down,” Tianming said, knowing full well how much the Theocrats wanted to kill him .
“Are you sure, Tianming?”
“Most certainly . Please don’t worry . “
When Qin Jiufu and Bai Zifeng recalled that Tianming was even able to kill Zhao Chenhong, they knew he was the strongest among them .
“Alright, let’s not waste time,” Qin Jiufu said .
Tianming left Meng Yifeng and Jiang Qingluan with them . “If Dongyang An isn’t on the fifth warship, kill Meng Yifeng immediately . “
“Alright . “
Meng Yifeng shuddered again . He didn’t dare to lie under these circumstances . Though Feiling wanted to talk with Jiang Qingluan, they didn’t have time, so they quickly parted .
“It’s the second time you got caught! Why are you so unlucky?” Tianming said .
“How would I know? Must be all the bad luck you’re giving off!” Jiang Qingluan said . Last time, she had been Jun Niancang’s hostage .
“Well, I’ll make it up to you with some treasures . “
“That’s more like it!” It seemed she had recovered from her harrowing experience .
After that, Tianming dove into the water and snuck his way onto the fifth Dazzling Warship . “Theocrats . . . once Dongyang An is dead, it’ll soon be your turn!”
Tianming hadn’t come to save lives .
He had come to take them .
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The fifth warship’s security detail was comprised of nobody but Theocrats . Once Tianming made sure of it, he returned to Qin Jiufu . “Hand me this man,” he said as he approached Meng Yifeng .
“What . . . what are you doing?! I didn’t lie!”
“It no longer matters . ” Tianming killed him immediately .
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At midnight, the body of a person and a lifebound beast fell on the deck of the fifth Dazzling Warship .
“Li Tianming!” The yell shook the whole ship .