Long Live Summons! - Chapter 774.2
Only when the people from the Golden Crow Tribe had left did the tightness in Lord Ling Yun’s heart loosen, bit by bit.
Just now, he was really worried that Eighth Prince Wu Hai would invite Third Young Master to travel back with him to visit Tang Valley. He was sure that if Eighth Prince Wu Hai had made such an offer Third Young Master would have chosen to go to Tang Valley. That would have left him with no opportunity to further his relationship with Yue Yang. Fortunately, he had hastened to mention the ancient ruins of the Mysterious Snowy Plains or Third Young Master might have already bid farewell to him and set out for the Three-Legged Golden Crow Tribe.
Lord Ling Yun quickly had a welcoming banquet set up for Yue Yang. He also ordered his men to prepare the best and most luxurious airship for their use. Once the banquet was over, he immediately invited Yue Yang to board the ship. Once everyone was on board they set sail for the Mysterious Snowy Plains, which avoided any more unforeseen circumstances that might disrupt his plans.
Not to mention Yue Yang; Fatty Hai, Ye Kong, Xue Tan Lang, and Prince Tian Luo were also treated with great courtesy throughout the entirety of Ling Yun Country.
Even though Fatty Hai and Ye Kong repeatedly refused, Lord Ling Yun and City Lord Tu Hai still managed to force a set of Gold-Rank equipment on each of them, respectively named ‘Conqueror’ and ‘Slayer’.
Originally the way these two looked was terrible, like beggars from the streets. However, once they put on the Gold-Rank equipment their demeanor immediately changed.
Now, below the golden shine of finely polished armor, a powerful expert’s aura could be perceived. Although their aura was still slightly lacking, completely different from the mature aura of peak Heaven Rankers such as Lord Ling Yun and the others, anyone with a keen eye could tell that they were still growing and that their prospects were unlimited. In the future, their achievements would probably not be below that of Lord Ling Yun himself.
On the other hand, Xue Tan Lang and Prince Tian Luo chose a book and a pot of rare Heaven Realm flowers, respectively. They could not refuse Lord Ling Yun’s enthusiastic generosity. So they picked gifts for Xue Wuxia and Luo Hua City Mistress. If they managed to please those two sisters with the gifts they chose, they might even give them some pointers. As for treasures for their own use, unless specifically given to them by Yue Yang, they would never use treasures and equipment obtained from other people.
Both of the Li brothers asked for a pair of Heaven-Rank armored boots. Actually, Yue Yang had many excellent pairs of armored boots as well as weapons. However, the Li brothers seldom used any of them due to the fact that Yue Yang had told them, “A man should be hard on himself. Only under the most difficult conditions and during the fiercest of battles, will you be able to raise your strength.”
If not for the fact that they were pretending to be escorts, they would not have brought any weapons with them at all. They would have fought with their bare hands, just like Fatty Hai and Ye Kong, to better sharpen themselves by taking on the greatest challenges.
~ Mysterious Snowy Plains ~
Half a month later the luxurious airship had passed through countless teleportation formations had finally arrived at the Mysterious Snowy Plains.
It was literally another world. Everything was covered by a blanket of ice and snow. Here the color scheme was, without a doubt, white.
These Mysterious Snowy Plains were not very famous a thousand years ago when Empress Fei Wen Li had chosen to camp on the Mysterious Snowy Plains. Eventually, she built a city there to fight against the forces of Heaven Realm. This, in turn, created a location with a hellish environment that few people could survive in, yet, at the same time, made it infamous, similar to Rizhao City. Who would have known that there was a Rizhao City in Heaven Realm if not for the Prison Emperor’s great battle against it?
However, unlike the censoring and erasure of all records regarding the invasion of the Prison Emperor, the conquest of Empress Fei Wen Li has always been celebrated. Conqueror’s City, which was built by Empress Fei Wen Li, quickly became a symbol of honor in Heaven Realm. This was due to the fact that even as the allied troops of Heaven Realm were falling in battle at the walls of Conqueror’s City, the leaders of Heaven Realm and the Central Palace Hall had no choice, they were forced to formally acknowledge her as ‘The Conquering Queen’. Additionally, they were compelled to sign the infamous Treaty of the Conquering Queen. Yet nobody amongst the warriors of Heaven Realm took this defeat as a stain on their honor. It did not matter if it was one of the Great Leaders or the Supreme One of the Central Palace Hall, they were all proud that during this defeat, as it was Empress Fei Wen Li’s defining battle of the war, it was the only battle in her entire life where she neither completely massacred nor fully captured the opposing forces.
This battle, in addition to signifying the birth of a strong expert, signified the end of an era. From the birth of Empress Fei Wen Li to the sealing of the experts from Tong Tian Tower there had never been another expert like her, one who could sweep across the entirety of Heaven Realm.
Regardless of how powerful the Prison Emperor had been, he had still been unable to emulate the feats of Empress Fei Wen Li. She only had to point her finger and her troops would sweep everything from her path until she had conquered it all. As it was impossible to completely eliminate the indelible impression that Empress Fei Wen Li had left on the inhabitants of Heaven Realm. The Central Palace Hall and the Great Leaders were forced to acknowledge her existence and affirm the greatness of her strength. At the same time, they also sent out a vague hint that they, the ones who defeated Empress Fei Wen Li, were an even greater power and deserved their considerable prestige.
Who exactly had sealed Empress Fei Wen Li? The ordinary residents of Heaven Realm did not know. Be that as it may, the Central Palace Hall and the Great Leaders of Heaven Realm, who had fought against the Conquering Queen, knew. In their fight against Empress Fei Wen Li, they had never stopped fighting, so they had never been totally overwhelmed. This was their greatest achievement. The one of which they were most proud. It should have been impossible for them to actually defeat the Conquering Queen or seal her.
“Conqueror’s City?” Yue Yang’s thoughts flickered briefly after hearing the introduction from consul Xiang Wen.
“Yes. In Conqueror’s City, even after ten thousand years have passed, the giant statue of Empress Fei Wen Li still stands today. Moreover, every year, her worshippers gather like faithful devotees, led by veterans from the old days. They parade around the city in memory of the great Conquering Queen. In Conqueror’s City, anyone can bad-mouth the City Lord or even curse the Central Palace Hall but it is absolutely prohibited to blaspheme against the Conquering Queen. Even the slightest verbal disrespect will make the local residents very angry and demand punishment. For cases that are less severe they will request a duel. For serious cases they will immediately order a public execution!
Consul Xiang Wen had traveled to a lot of places in the past. So, of course, he did not miss out on visiting a place as infamous as Conqueror’s City. Therefore he was quite familiar with the local customs.
“Long live the Conquering Queen!” Fatty Hai and Ye Kong exchanged a glance and cheered.