Chapter 1669: Identity
Almost everyone in the Cloud Domain was puzzled. They never heard of the Evil Sky Pavilion or Si Wuya and did not understand what grand schemes he could come up with. This was the Great Void where the Sacred Temple and the ten halls ruled. Not only that, but they also had dominion over the nine domains and the Unknown Land.
As for the other nine disciples of the Evil Sky Pavilion, they were shocked by Yue Yangzi’s words.
Was Qi Sheng really Si Wuya?
Yue Yangzi from the Beast Tamer Hall was a famous figure in the Great Void. How did he know about the Evil Sky Pavilion?
Regardless of their shock, the nine disciples of the Evil Sky Pavilion remained silent.
“I know you have a lot of questions so let me explain them to you. It just so happens that the three emperors are here so they can be my witnesses,” Yue Yangzi said smugly. Then, he turned to everyone before he continued to say, “I’m sure everyone knows that Yue Qi is a member of my clan. Before he died, he was the leader of the Beast Tamer Hall. After his death, I sent people to the nine domains to investigate the matter. Later on, I personally made a trip there as well. 100 years ago, I followed the clues I found, and they led me to the murderer.”
Yue Yangzi paused for dramatic effect before he continued to say again, “The murderer was from the golden lotus domain. In the early years, he was known for his ruthlessness, viciousness, and his unique cultivation path. His ten disciples were wicked and were called devils so he was none of the Devil’s Patriarch. After the imbalance started, he single-handedly fought against a beast tide. With that, he was idolized in the golden lotus domain and was known as the God of Great Yan.”
At this moment, someone asked, “If you found the murderer, you can go and seek revenge from him. What does it have to do with the commanders’ competition?”
Yue Yangzi nodded before he continued to say, “I found the murderer 100 years ago, and I even found his lair. However, he had long fled with his wicked disciples, and no one knew where they went. I ordered people to guard the Golden Court Mountain for 30 years, but there was no movement. Out of desperation, I wandered the nine domains for 70 years.”
“Over the past 70 years, I couldn’t eat or sleep well. I went to the red lotus domain, the black lotus domain, the green lotus domain, and the others. I even found traces of Lu Wu in the Unknown Land. Later, I heard that the Devil’s Patriarch had a good relationship with the Great Saint, Chen Fu, so I investigated further. In the end, I found that those bunch of evildoers had come to the Great Void!”
An uproar had already erupted among the crowd at this time. They were all discussing fervently among themselves.
At this moment, Zhu Yong suddenly asked, “You mean to say Commander Qi Sheng is the murderer’s disciple? Do you have any evidence?”
Yue Yangzi said, “Of course, I have evidence. Since I found out about the Evil Sky Pavilion, I naturally know the names and origins of the disciples. It might be a coincidence if two people share the same name, but how do you explain this?”
Yue Yangzi waved his hand.
A talisman flew out before it began to burn. Following that, name after name appeared in the sky.
Among the ten names, nine of them were similar to the names of the nine owners of the Great Void Seeds. The only name that was different was Si Wuya.
Yue Yangzi said frostily, “These evildoers stole the Great Void Seeds and used all sorts of methods to enter the Great Void. They want to become commanders so they can enter the cores of the Pillars of Destruction to comprehend the Great Dao. When they become supreme beings, they plan to overthrow the ten halls!”
Everyone gasped, shocked by Yue Yangzi’s words.
Even the three Emperors of the Lost Lands frowned slightly, feeling like something was wrong.
Yue Yangzi rode on the momentum and continued to say, “All ten disciples of the Evil Sky Pavilion are owners of the Great Void Seeds. Si Wuya, the seventh disciple, is none other than Commander Qi Sheng of Tu Wei Hall!”
Silence descended on Cloud Domain.
Everyone expected a lively battle today, but no one expected this shocking incident. It was too explosive. They turned to look at Qi Sheng.
The three emperors remained silent. They naturally would not easily reveal their stance.
Hua Zhenghong seemed to have already known about this beforehand. She was clearly cooperating with Yue Yangzi. She looked at Qi Sheng and asked, “Commander Qi Sheng, are you going to explain yourself?”
Qi Sheng flew into the air in a leisurely manner before he looked at Yue Yangzi and said, “Yue Yangzi, up until now, these are only your words.”
Hua Zhenghong asked, “Then, how do you explain the names?”
Qi Sheng chuckled. “Who in the world doesn’t know the owners of the Great Void Seeds?”
Then, Qi Sheng imitated Yue Yangzi’s method and wrote ten names in the air so everyone could see them. Then, he said, “Is this very difficult to do?”
Everyone began to discuss among themselves again. After all, Qi Sheng’s words made complete sense.
Yue Yangzi was furious. “You!”
Qi Sheng ignored Yue Yangzi and continued to say, “Second, no one knows who killed Yue Qi. As far as I know, Yue Qi passed away more than 200 years ago. At that time, the only Saint in the nine domains was Chen Fu. This can’t be disputed since the Sacred Temple’s Scales of Justice would’ve detected it if that wasn’t the case. The nine domains’ overall cultivation was very weak so how could anyone there kill Yue Qi? Perhaps, you think he spat to death?”
Everyone burst out laughing.
Yue Yangzi burned with anger. He turned around and flicked his sleeve as he said, “You, come out!”
A person surrounded by energy seals walked over tremblingly.
Then, Yue Yangzi said confidently, “This person is from the golden lotus domain. 200 years ago, he was from one of the top sects in the golden lotus domain called the Nether Sect. This person was the second-in-command of the Nether Sect’s Azure Dragon Hall, and his name is Yu Hong. Yu Hong is very familiar with the ten disciples of the Evil Sky Pavilion so he recognizes them. He can easily testify that the owners of the Great Void Seeds are the disciples of the Evil Sky Pavilion.”
Qi Sheng smiled and asked, “Is it very difficult to find someone from the golden lotus domain and threaten to falsely testify?”
Yue Yangzi frowned. ‘This bast*rd is quite difficult to deal with!’
Yue Yangzi turned to the three Emperors of the Lost Lands and said, “Your Majesties, think about it. Qi Sheng helped all of you to capture the owners of the Great Void Seeds. How did he know so much? Why does he know the nine owners of the Great Void Seeds so well? Everyone in the golden lotus domain knows that Si Wuya is a cunning and scheming person! His name is Qi Sheng, and he said he’s the seventh son in the family. Isn’t it too coincidental that Si Wuya is also the seventh disciple of the Evil Sky Pavilion?”
Bai Zhaoju, Ling Weiyang, and Chi Biaonu thought that Yue Yangzi’s words made sense.
Even Zhu Yong, who had fought with Shang Zhang for Little Yuan’er and Conch, agreed with Yue Yangzi.
Yue Yangzi asked, “Yu Hong, tell me. Is he Si Wuya?!”
Yu Hong stepped forward and looked at Qi Sheng. Just as he was about to speak, he was interrupted by Chi Biaonu.
Chi Biaonu said in a deep voice, “You better tell the truth. Otherwise, I won’t let you go.”
Yu Hong shivered and looked at Qi Sheng as he said, “He’s wearing a mask. I can’t identify him.”
Hua Zhenghong said, “Since Qi Sheng entered the Great Void, he’s never revealed his face. Considering that you didn’t rush to identify him, it seems like you’re quite honest.”
Yue Yangzi nodded before he asked, “Yu Hong, looked at those two next to the Azure Emperor. Are they disciples of the Evil Sky Pavilion?”
Yu Hong turned to look at Yu Zhenghai and Yu Shangrong. When he saw the former Sect Master of the Nether Sect standing proudly next to the Azure Emperor, he trembled immediately.
‘Sect Master is just like before! He didn’t change at all!’
At this time, Yu Hong recalled the sect master of the past who swore to conquer Great Yan.
Yu Hong was in a daze. If he answered yes, he would be betraying his sect master. If he lied and said no, the consequences would be… unimaginable. Yu Hong was in a dilemma.
In the beginning, Yu Hong was unaware of Yue Yangzi’s identity. When he was captured, he did not expect to face such a situation.
‘What should I do?!’
Yu Hong remained silent.
At this moment, Yu Zhenghai suddenly said, “I’m the Sect Master of the Nether Sect, Yu Zhenghai.”
These words were like a stone that stirred up a thousand waves.
Everyone broke out in an uproar.
Did this mean Yue Yangzi was telling the truth?
Yu Hong did not expect Yu Zhenghai to admit to it so easily. He fell to his knees immediately.
Yu Zhenghai said, “A hero’s origin isn’t important. The Great Void recruits talents all the time. So what if I’m from the golden lotus domain or if I’m the Sect Master of the Nether Sect?”
Just like before, the crowd discussed animatedly among themselves.
Indeed, it did not matter where they came from. The important thing was if they were really involved in a conspiracy to overthrow the ten halls.
Yue Yangzi said, “Lady Hua said that since Commander Qi Sheng joined the Great Void, he has never revealed his appearance. I have a way to handle this.”
Yue Yangzi clapped his hand.
A child walked out from the crowd, holding a painting in his hand.
“This is the portrait I asked someone to draw according to Si Wuya’s likeness. I can’t make this up. Once Commander Qi Sheng removes his mask, we’ll have the answer.”
Yue Yangzi tossed the painting scroll into the air. It spun and glowed. When it unfurled, it revealed the portrait of a scholarly man. He looked refined, confident, and calm.
Yu Zhenghai and his fellow disciples looked over. There was no doubt the portrait was of Si Wuya.
Yue Yangzi looked at Qi Sheng with a gloating expression and said, “Commander Qi Sheng, do you dare to remove your mask?”
Everyone looked at Qi Sheng in unison. They could only discuss the following issue once the identities are confirmed.
Hua Zhenghong said, “Commander Qi Sheng, if you’re Si Wuya, the seventh disciple of the Evil Sky Pavilion, and you hid behind a mask and collaborated with your fellow disciples to put on a show of being captured to the Great Void, will you admit it?”
Someone shouted, “We’ll know once we remove his mask!”
“That’s right! Only those who have a guilty conscience don’t dare to show their face!”
Everyone grew very lively.
“Who knows if he’s using a disguise?”
Hua Zhenghong said, “Don’t worry. No one will be able to get away with using a disguise in front of me. Commander Qi Sheng, please.”
Yue Yangzi smiled smugly.
Hua Zhenghong was from the Sacred Temple. Her attitude today also showed that the Sacred Temple had begun to suspect Qi Sheng.
Bai Zhaoju and Qi Sheng had a very good relationship, and he really wanted to help Qi Sheng. However, this was the Great Void, and there were also the other two Emperors of the Lost Lands. Hence, he had no choice but to hold back for now and attack when necessary.
“Alright,” Qi Sheng replied calmly. He flew higher and looked around as he said, “Since you want to see my face, I’ll grant you your wish.” He paused for a moment before he said with a sigh, “I only hid my appearance because… my face is really too handsome. I really don’t want any trouble with women…”
Qi Sheng casually lifted his hand and removed the mask from his face. Then, he faced the crowd with a smile.
When Yue Yangzi saw Qi Sheng’s face, he frowned and exclaimed, “Impossible!”
Yu Zhenghai was also inwardly shocked. He thought to himself, ‘Jiang Aijian?!’