Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 563
Chapter 563: 563
“Exalted One Mo Yu, come see me!” Tianming yelled when he reached the entrance . Soon, she came running to him with cold sweat . She was deathly afraid of being killed .
“Do you know how to use the Cyclic Map?” Tianming asked .
“A little bit . I can try . “
“Do it now . ” Tianming handed her the Cyclic Map .
“Please wait . This might take some time,” she nervously said .
As she was a close acquaintance with Chong Yang, she had learned how to use the Cyclic Map’s locating function . It wasn’t complicated, so she showed Tianming how to use it as she worked with it . Fifteen minutes later, the formation projected a kind of light map on which a white dot could be seen . Upon closer inspection, the dot seemed to be two people—a man and a woman with indistinguishable facial features but familiar builds .
Is that my dad and the Skyfate Princess? Didn’t they say the two of them were dead?
“Tianming, they seem to be in the Divine Capital . . . ” Mo Yu said with a hoarse voice .
“Where in the capital?”
“I can’t say for sure . If they don’t want to be found, it’ll actually be quite hard to encounter them . I also heard that the Cyclic Map has nothing to do with the actual Cyclic Mirror, so this locating function might be fake as well . “
“That can’t be!”
Tianming turned back and saw a pair of footprints behind him . He knew that the man was still observing him from afar .
“Why won’t you come out to meet me in person? Why?!” What reason could there be for his father to avoid meeting his son at this juncture? Tianming felt a little troubled by how he was trying to keep a distance from him .
“You may leave,” he said .
“Understood . ” Mo Yu sighed with relief and left .
Tianming let his gaze linger on the Cyclic Map for quite a while . Only after Feiling held his hand and consoled him did he snap out of it .
“Ling’er, why do you think he’s doing this?”
“Big Brother, I know he definitely won’t do anything to harm you . One day, he’ll appear before you and answer all your questions,” Feiling said .
“Alright . I’ll trust in that . ” He looked at his surroundings and continued, “Perhaps he’s watching over me from afar . “
“That must be it!”
“Then I better do my best . “
“Me too . “
Tianming stroked her head before returning to the courtyard together .
“Great Granduncle, I am Muyang’s son . I’ll help you move somewhere else where people will take care of you . What do you think?”
“Muyang’s son?” The old man’s eyes glowed as if he was lucid again .
“That’s right . “
“Are there beautiful, elderly ladies where you live?” he asked sneakily .
“There are quite a few, I’d say . ” Since the relatives of the warriors lived near the Dark Hall, he would have company .
“Then move me there quickly!”
“Great . “
. . . . . .
It was twilight again . An old man walked amidst the ruins of the Divine Capital, stumbling along the way . His eyes were bloodshot as he traced his hand in the air .
“Where are my descendants . . . Where are my theocrats?” He stumbled and fell, getting mud all over himself as he spat out a mouthful of blood . He couldn’t stop vomiting to the point that his face paled . “This is weird . Where are they?”
He was crawling between a sea of corpses . The whole of the Divine Capital was awash in a river of blood wherein chunks of organs or fingers could be found .
Suddenly, the old man saw a sword some distance ahead, upon which a human head was staked through . The head seemed to be looking at him blankly .
“Ninth? Daddy here was wondering where you were . You’re here playing hide and seek, are you? Naughty, naughty!” The old man smiled as he climbed to the head and picked it up . He laughed as tears of blood flowed from his eyes .
“Tell daddy which naughty boy took your head off . I’ll go give them a stern talking to,” he mumbled with a hint of despair and abject terror on his face . “Who is it? Well? Tell me! Why are you so cowardly, Ninth? You were afraid of a mere dog at the age of three! Do you expect me to believe you’re actually my son? The son of Dongyang Qian?”
He grew even more restless as he spoke . “Who is it? Tell me . TELL ME!”
With great effort, he flung the head to the ground, smashing it apart . He then proceeded to hammer the ground madly, causing it to shake and crack apart .
“Hahahahaha!” Lying flat on the ground, he looked straight up at the skies . “Where has my clan gone?! Did the hundred thousand elites all get killed by dogs? Huh? Someone! Tell me!”
Not a single person remained in the Divine Capital . Every single member of the Decimo Dao Palace had retreated into the formation . There was nothing the old man could do but whine like a wounded dog .
But then, a deep sound came ringing from the shadows . “Dongyang Qian, you truly are a failure . “
“Hehehe! Hehehehe!” Autarch Qian continued to laugh like a madman .
“Still reminiscing, huh? There’s no need for that anymore . “
“I’m just frustrated . How could this happen?” Had he known something like this would happen, there was no way he would’ve left for somewhere so far away .
“This is pointless . . . ” The man came out of the shadow . He looked ahead and said, “So that’s the Evil Suppression Formation? Let’s just go straight in . If I were you, I’d kill every single one of them . An eye for an eye . “
“An eye for an eye? Hahahahaha . . . Nonononono, it’s not that simple, you see . . . An old man like me . . . can’t take the shock . . . They drove me mad! No more Mister Nice Guy! If I can’t make them give me at least ten eyes for each one they’ve taken, I’d rather off myself!”
“Go ahead then . What are you waiting for?”
“Well . . . Even with you around, we won’t be able to do much by entering the formation . We still have to lure them out . This time, I’m going in for a big bet! Xuanyuan Xu, what you deserve will eventually be yours . All I have left is my pathetic life . I am going to fall and become a demon, so you need to help me . ” His face was a contradictory mix of bloody tears and a maniacal smile .
“We’ll do as we have planned then . What’s your next step?” the shadow asked .
“There are eighteen compounds around the Divine Capital, each with a million people within . I will slaughter them all one by one until they come out to stop me . Even if you don’t help me, I can still force them to die in despair . “
“You really are messed up . What if they don’t come out? Are you going to kill more than ten million people? Your clan has surprised me time and again . If not for the Canal of the Dead forbidding access to your Theocracy, the Nine Divine Realms would have ended you long ago . “
“Are you jealous?”
“Of course, I am . I am jealous that even with your level of power, you’re still able to occupy a territory as large as half a divine realm and call yourself king . “
“Nothing is impossible in this world . Well, I need to calm down . . . Breathe in, breathe out . . . ” Autarch Qian stood up and stretched comfortably .
“Let’s go . I can’t wait to see the Grand-Orient Sword, Prime Tower, and Evil Suppression Pillar . I wonder how powerful these divine artifacts are . “
“You’ll definitely be in for a great show . “
“Haha . . . “
The two of them vanished amidst the twilight mist .
“Xuanyuan Xu . . . I was unlucky to have met someone like you at the Canal of the Dead, but then again, I was lucky to have met you there . “
“I see . “
. . . . . .
Northblock City was sandwiched between the Divine Capital and Dazzling City with a population of two million . But as a result of the chaos in the Divine Capital, nearly half of the citizens had left . That day, an old man came to the city amidst a drizzle . He ran swiftly in his tattered sandals as he sang, “With but a coir raincoat, a whole lifetime can be spent in the rain! Wonderful! Wonderful!”
The old man was standing outside the city under the light rain as a few people were about to enter . There was a field outside where a few children played around, trying to catch some frogs .
“Old man!” cried a little girl riding a pig as she came to him . “I didn’t think I’d meet you again! Did you manage to catch any fish?”
“Darling, this old geezer didn’t come here today to fish . I will drain the water dry! There’s fish everywhere here, and old me here is going to cook up a delicious meal . It’ll smell so good that even the people at the Divine Capital will smell it!” he said with a doting look .
“Wow, you use such big words, old man! Youyou doesn’t understand!” she said with admiration .
“Is your dad here in the city, darling?”
“He is! He’s part of the garrison!” she said with pride .
“How impressive . “
“Old man, I want to apologize for my daddy . He was very mean to you back then! I scolded him when we got back!”
“It’s fine . Grandpa here won’t take what a fish says to heart . “
“Do you live here too?” she asked, tilting her head .
“Oh, no, but I’ll be making soup here . “
“I want to drink some too!”
“Haha, then you better watch and learn,” he said before he headed toward the gate . The little girl followed behind, riding her pig .
“Youyou!” A young man came running out of the city . He glared at the old man and said, “Who are you? Why is an old man like you talking to a child? Leave her alone . “
He marched angrily towards them .
“Watch closely, darling!” The old man walked slowly towards the guard yet seemed unstoppable . The little girl watched as he stretched out his hand to lift the man by his neck .
“This is how you hold a fish by its gills . ” Splat! He pushed his other hand through the guard’s stomach and pulled out his innards . “And this is how you remove the guts!”
Then, his hand flashed across the guard’s body, flaying the skin off him . “And this is how you descale a fish . “
The guard’s body fell to the ground . His eyes were wide open; nay, he didn’t even have eyelids left to close .
“And that’s how you prepare a fish before cooking it . Did you get a good look?” he asked as he turned around with a smile . He then stretched out his bloodstained hand with guts still sticking on them and stroked her hair . “To live is to suffer . Don’t be too naive in life . “