Long Live Summons! - Chapter 764
The trumpets sounded loud and clear, a beautiful flag with a magnificently embroidered dragon was gently swaying in the light breeze.
The majestic ceremonial squad, under the command of the city lord’s personal guard captain, was divided into two squads. They were in high spirits as they waited to welcome the coming of the esteemed guest.
City Lord TuHai stood at the forefront, waiting silently for the luxurious flying car to drift down. Normally, apart from welcoming the Lord of Ling Yun Country, City Lord TuHai had never entertained the idea of personally leading a group to welcome a guest. His cousin Tudor, who was currently acting as captain of the welcoming guards, felt that his cousin was overreacting this time. Even if the esteemed guest was a Heavenly Ranker, he wasn’t qualified to enjoy the courtesy of being personally welcomed by the City Lord himself.
What’s more, Rizhao City was not an ordinary city.
This was the City of Honor which was glorified as the city that broke the invasion of the Heavenly Rankers from the Tong Tian Tower many years ago.
Of course, regardless of his position as guard captain or his status as the CIty Lord’s cousin, Tudor would not easily offend TuHai’s grandeur, as he was also very familiar with TuHai’s fierce temper.
When the luxurious flying car stopped, the door opened, and out of the limo came two men, one fat and one skinny. Following them was a dog of such low rank it made one speechless. Many people thought it was a pet dog, for eye candy. Not only that, everyone who saw the mangy mutt secretly ridiculed the taste of the dog’s owner.
Even if you like pets you should get a nice one.
“Such an ugly dog!”
“What kind of taste is that? It’s so bizarre!”
The generals and rich tycoons, who had rushed here after getting wind of the fact that the City Lord was going to welcome an esteemed guest, all secretly felt proud of themselves after seeing that mangy dog. This was because all the pets that their wives and concubines reared were either extremely beautiful or fierce beasts, or else they were unique or rare beasts that were hard to find. If the owner of this mangy dog wasn’t a powerful Heavenly Ranker, they would have broken out into uncontrollable laughter by now.
However, when City Lord TuHai saw Hui Tai Lang, his eyes snapped wide open.
He was secretly paying attention to the generals and rich merchants in the back. Out of the corner of his eye, he swept a glance at the various pets that were lying in the arms of the noble women, then compared them to Hui Tai Lang who was lying half dead on the ground in front of him. Suddenly, he felt a little ashamed and a little annoyed that he had lived and played with a bunch of stupid and self-righteous idiots for hundreds of years! Was he a fool!?
Between the noble ladies who were secretly tittering behind him and those generals with huge pot bellies, the City Lord TuHai was being driven mad.
In the entire heavenly realm, what kind of Heavenly Ranker would keep a Bronze-Rank, Level 3, dog as a pet?
Even the West Heaven Realm Ranker “Lion Mastiff”, who was known as the “King of Dogs” did not have such a low-level dog amongst the thousands of dogs he had reared.
As a Heavenly Ranker, how could he have such a lousy dog? Not only that, was it so favored that it’s master allowed it to accompany him—in front of others!?
There could only be one real answer.
All the people standing behind him had been tricked… this warbeast, that on the surface looked weak, must possess a strength nearing that of Holy Rank, most likely an evolution from a three-headed emon Wolf. It was just that this beast had an extremely strong camouflage ability and excelled at complete transformation in battle, the same as the secondary evolution of some insect-like warbeasts in battle…
City Lord TuHai secretly compared the wolf to his own war beasts.
Apart from his Golden Horned Black Dragon which had the strength of a Heavenly Rank 2 that he was certain could beat Hui Tai Lang, even his Demon Sucking Oni and Stone Chariot Scorpion which were of Heavenly Rank 1 seemed to be inferior in the face of Hui Tai Lang.
Habitually, City Lord TuHai looked down at the wrist wheel on his wrist, on that gem polished surface of his wrist wheel, a dozen green dots emerged.
The people who came were not invaders from Tong Tian Tower, otherwise, the City Lord’s Wrist Wheel would immediately present itself in red to warn that the enemy was invading.
On the surface of the wrist wheel, on the green dot that represented the earth dog lying lazily on the ground, there was a pale gold circle surrounding it. This signified that the strength of the beast was at least that of Heavenly Rank, just that it was hiding it’s real strength and that was why it exuded pale gold. Likewise, in the luxury car, there were several green dots with pale gold light circles. However at that moment, the other party seemed to have noticed his prying and all the dots disappeared, leaving only one green dot with a double gold circle.
“A full 5 Heavenly Rankers disappeared, they should have gone back to their grimoires.”
City Lord TuHai was shocked, what did an expert with a double gold circle, protected by at least 5 Heavenly Ranked guards signify?
This would signify that this expert at least had the strength of a Heavenly Rank 5 or above! There was absolutely nothing wrong with this deduction, because this wrist wheel was a tester that the Heavenly Realm had spent hundreds of years developing back in the day to identify the invaders from the Tong Tian Tower.
If this contraption might malfunction elsewhere, it would absolutely not malfunction on this Sun Island. This was because Sun Island was the main base for researching the Wrist Wheel back in the day, and although the research center had moved to the Central Shrine thousands of years ago, the test energy and energy ripples that remained here, however, were still running continuously.
Suddenly, in the silent gaze of City Lord TuHai, the green dot with the double golden circle instantly started to change.
First it became a single golden circle, then a green dot with no golden circle around it.
No different from the surrounding green spots.
“…..” City Lord TuHai sighed darkly in silence, no wonder that earth dog was so inconspicuous, it turned out that not only the watchdog, but even the owner, was extremely good at hiding their strength.
Hidden strength? Tu Hai suddenly had a thought in his mind and went to look at the fat and thin escort again. On the surface, there seemed to be nothing special about these two. With the strength of moles and ants that was less than an Earth Rank 5. The fat man had a snarky smile on his face, while the thin man had a very serious look on his face, with piercing eyes, like a martial artist who had experienced real war.
On the surface, there was nothing special to see.
However, if the wrist wheel was used to assess the two…
The Tu Hai City Lord discretely used the pointer on his wrist wheel to point at two targets.
One was the obscene fat man with a snarky smiled who looked particularly incompetent. The other was a member of this elite guards who had the strength of an Earth Rank 6… As a result, to the immense shock of City Lord TuHai, the scale of the pointer completely tilted towards the green dot that represented the fat man. This fat man’s victory rate was surprisingly as high as ninety-nine percent. This would mean that the elite guard member who looked much stronger on the surface would definitely lose if he fought against this seemingly weak fat man. There was not even a possibility of fighting back!
From the limousine, four more young men came down.
Two were escorts.
Twin brother escorts.
The other two were like the companions of the Heavenly Rank expert. One as cold as ice, exuding a strong killing aura, although looking to have not entered the Heavenly Rank yet, still surprised TuHai with his unusualness. The other one was handsome and elegantly behaved, and at first glance, one could tell that he was a disciple from a famous sect or house.
Neither of them had Heavenly Rank strength, but he couldn’t ease the feeling that something was off about their appearances… Lord Tu Hai couldn’t help but use the pointer to point at the elegant young man and at one of the generals behind himself who was of Quasi Heavenly Rank strength. As a result, the winning percentage showed that the elegant young man with a smile like a spring breeze would defeat the general he relied on with a certainty of 95 percent.
TuHai once again used the pointer, comparing his own cousin, the elite guard captain Tudor, to the young man like an ice block.
The result was even more dizzying.
Tudor the elite guard captain who had the strength of a Heavenly Rank 1 had a ninety percent chance of defeat.
Although the wrist wheel was only a test and did not represent actual combat capability, it could also reflect many things. Every single member of the opponents party were hiding their true strength, whether it was an escort, a war beast, or the real expert who had not yet stepped out of the luxury flying car.
“The strength of those escorts are too weak, almost all of them are below Earth Rank 5…”
“Their pets are not only weak, but also ugly!”
“However their treasures are not bad at all, I see that the escorts all have gold-grade treasures, as expected for the guards of a Heavenly Ranked expert, how lavish.”
The generals, rich merchants, and noble snobs behind them were softly discussing in the local language of Rizhao City. They were not afraid of being overheard by the exalted guests as six thousand years ago, in order to make it impossible for the martial artists from Tong Tian Tower to obtain their intel, the experts of the Heaven Realm had specially created a secret language to be used during war. This language was later passed down and became the local language of Rizhao City. If anyone hasn’t studied that language specifically, they wouldn’t be able to understand a single word.
City Lord TuHai, felt very embarrassed.
He was tempted to turn back and give each one of them a slap to wake these buffoons up.
However, he felt that the Heavenly Rank expert in the luxurious flying car was watching his performance, The City Lord hastened to show a huge smile, and very politely returned the salute to the saluting escort, as a gesture of welcome.
Lord Ling Yun, had once said a sentence that was still fresh in City Lord TuHai memory.
The quote from Lord Ling Yun was, “the more you stay with the confused, the more you appear sober; the more you stay with the foolish, the more you appear intelligent.”
City Lord TuHai felt that the quote could not be more appropriately applied to him than right now… He stepped forward and personally welcomed the Heavenly Ranked expert as he got out of the car. As soon as this sincere move was made, the other party immediately reacted; first the atmosphere changed slightly, then accompanied by the blinds of the car moving slightly, a man with a platinum mask on his face, accompanied by a fox-like man with a face full of wisdom, got off the flying car and walked towards City Lord TuHai.
The looks of this esteemed guest had exceeded the expectations of City Lord TuHai.
Even though he had already learned from his butler, Jiao Shi, that the other party was a young man, City Lord TuHai still did not expect that the other party would look so youthful.
Perhaps he was only in his twenties and felt like a child who had not yet fully grown up, yet this young man with such an immature appearance was precisely the anomaly with a double gold circle rating who most likely possessed the strength of Heavenly Rank 5.
On the surface, this young man did not give out any indication that he possessed the strength of a Heavenly Rank expert.
But the feeling wasn’t quite of Earth Rank either, it was very confusing, sometimes the aura seemed weak and sometimes it was strong.
On his body, he wore a hand-woven white robe, on which was embroidered a Heavenly Realm Talisman so intricately designed that it dazzled City Lord TuHai’s eyes. The Heavenly Realm Talisman formed a pattern that looked like decoration on the surface. However the design actually ran down his robe, and would be an extremely powerful guardian battle formation. Lord Tu Hai, had once seen a similar robe at Lord Ling Yun’s palace, however, the patterns on that ‘National Treasure Talismanic Robe’ that Lord Ling Yun regarded as a treasure, were still no match to the ones on the robe currently worn by this mysterious expert.
Even if he took a hundred of Lord Ling Yun’s treasured robe to exchange for the robe this expert currently wore, he would most likely not accept.
On one of the hands of this esteemed guest, there was also a glove with a very special style, faintly shining with a brilliant glow.
City Lord Tu Hai didn’t have to look, even if he was blind, he could still see that this was an Earth Grade artifact!
At least having the strength of a Heavenly Rank 3 or above!
Apart from that, there was a steel puppet following behind the expert like an obedient dog which was also an Earth Grade artifact…..The most dizzying thing for the City Lord TuHai was that on the young man’s other hand, there was a special being that looked like a wrist guard and yet at the same time looked like a divine weapon.
It was an extremely special being, like the divine dragon of the legendary Eastern Immortal Clan, wrapped around the young man’s arm.
Heaven Grade artifact?
Who the hell is this young man? Which noble existence is he?
The Tuhai City Master didn’t dare to think more about it, fearing that he would be so scared that his heart would pop out of his throat.
Right now there was only one thing on his mind, and that was if he could serve this ‘young master’ well, not to mention a qualification to enter the Celestial Realm, even becoming a City Lord inside the Celestial Realm would not be a big deal. Now, the only question was how to make this man happy and satisfied! This was the source of City Lord TuHai’s greatest headache!
“Welcome esteemed guests! It is my honor that you have accepted my invitation!” If it weren’t that all his acquaintances and subordinates were watching, Tu Hai would have wanted to prostrate himself on the ground to welcome this guest.
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