Chapter 1670: A Mysterious Man
No matter what kind of guesses the disciples of the Evil Sky Pavilion came up with, none of them had guessed Jiang Aijian. Jiang Aijian had died on Mount Halcyon to save Si Wuya, and Si Wuya had died to save Jiang Aijian. In just a blink of an eye, so many years had passed. Now that Jiang Aijian appeared alive and kicking in front of them, they could not help but wonder where Si Wuya was.
If Jiang Aijian was alive, would that not mean that there was hope for Si Wuya?
Yu Zhenghai’s hands trembled slightly when he thought about these things. He had to suppress the excitement that threatened to show itself on his face. Under such circumstances, it was imperative that he acted as though he did not know anything. He had to suppress his emotions and calmly faced the matter in front of him.
Just like Yu Zhenghai, the other disciples of the Evil Sky Pavilion had a tacit understanding. All of them acted as though they did not know what was going on.
At this time, the crowd began to speak out one after another.
“They clearly don’t look the same.”
“Great Dao Saint Yue, are you sure you got the right portrait?”
“It’s too different! Are you he’s Si Wuya?”
Anyone who was not blind could easily tell the person in the portrait was different from the Qi Sheng in front of them.
Bai Zhaoju, Ling Weiyang, and Chi Biaonu also confirmed the person in front of them was not wearing a disguise.
A hint of surprise flitted past Bai Zhaoju’s eyes. After he adjusted his expression, he raised his voice and said, “Yue Yangzi, Commander Qi Sheng doesn’t resemble the person in the portrait. How do you explain this?”
Since Bai Zhaoju had spoken, everyone looked at Yue Yangzi, waiting for his explanation.
Qi Sheng smiled and said, “The person in the portrait is far less elegant than me. How can we be the same person?”
Yue Yangzi and Hua Zhenghong: “…”
Some people were disgusted upon hearing these words.
‘It’s fine if you want to brag, but is this reason enough for you to wear a mask?!’
Hua Zhenghong frowned slightly as she looked at Qi Sheng. No one knew what she was thinking. Nevertheless, it was clear that Qi Sheng did not resemble the person in the portrait. Facts spoke louder than words. In the end, she asked, “Yue Yangzi, what the hell is going on?”
Yue Yangzi staggered back with an expression of disbelief on his face. When he calmed down, he suddenly shouted, “Even if he’s not Si Wuya, what I said is the truth! They came to the Great Void with a huge scheme!”
Qi Sheng smiled slightly. “What scheme? Tell me?”
“All of you want to enter the cores of the Pillars of Destruction to comprehend the Great Dao. When you become supreme beings, you want to overthrow the ten halls! Beast Tamer Yue Qi was killed by the Evil Sky Pavilion!” Yue Yangzi said.
Qi Sheng spread his arms and looked around before he asked, “Everyone, didn’t you come here so you have a chance of entering the core of the pillar?”
Someone shouted, “Of course! Those who don’t want to become supreme beings are fools!”
“Who doesn’t want to enter the core of the pillar? I’m not that hypocritical!”
Everyone expressed their opinions one after another.
Qi Sheng shrugged his shoulders and looked at Yue Yangzi before he asked, “So, does this mean everyone has a scheme?”
Yue Yangzi: “…”
Yue Yangzi really could not figure out where he went wrong.
Qi Sheng continued to say, “Apart from that, I’m really not from the Evil Sky Pavilion. You can’t pin Yue Qi’s death on me.”
Yue Yangzi was briefly stunned. When he recovered, he pointed at Yu Zhenghai and said, “He’s the first disciple of the Evil Sky Pavilion so he should know what’s going on!”
Yu Zhenghai replied in a clear voice, “You’re wrong. I don’t know what’s going on, and Yue Qi’s death has nothing to do with me.”
“Oh, just because you say you have nothing to do with it, then, I guess you really have nothing to do with it,” Yue Yangzi said sarcastically.
Qi Sheng shook his head and said, “I suspect you don’t have an assh*le.”
Yue Yangzi said indignantly, “Are you scolding me?”
“What’s wrong? I said you don’t have an assh*le. Since I said it, then that must be the case, right?” Qi Sheng said with feigned innocence.
Everyone burst out laughing.
In any case, the meaning was clear: everyone could say whatever they wanted since there was no evidence.
Qi Sheng said in a clear voice, “Just because you said there’s a scheme, there’s a scheme? What do you take the Sacred Temple and the ten halls for? In any case, I, Qi Sheng, have done my best when dealing with matters regarding the Great Void. I’ve never done anything to let down the Great Void.”
“Many years ago, the Temple Master came to the Endless Ocean thrice to meet the White Emperor. At that time, he expressed his desire to recruit talents. In hindsight, maybe I should have just stayed at the Lost Lands instead of coming to the Great Void to be humiliated.”
Following that, Bai Zhaoju chimed in in a timely manner, “Qi Sheng, if you want to return, the door to the Lost Island will always be open to you.”
Yue Yangzi: “…”
Qi Sheng and Bai Zhaoju’s words were very impactful.
Everyone, including those from the ten halls, began to feel that Yue Yangzi was a treacherous person.
Qi Sheng was not done. He said, “You’re the interim leader of the Beast Tamer Hall. You should’ve known when Yue Qi left the Great Void, right? From what I know, he also brought Holy Maiden Xihe’s Halcyon Bird with him before he left.”
At this moment, Lan Xihe said, “Indeed, Yue Qi brought the Halcyon Bird to Mount Halcyon. This matter has already been investigated. Both of them were killed by Ling Guang, the fire deity. The Sacred Temple also knows that Mount Halcyon was burned by true fire.”
Now that Lan Xihe stepped forward to support Qi Sheng’s words, everyone was even convinced that Yue Yangzi was slandering Qi Sheng.
Yue Yangzi was at a loss for words. He felt extremely uncomfortable.
Qi Sheng pressed on. He took advantage of the situation and said, “Lady Hua, we’re colleagues, after all. You clearly brought him here because you suspect me.”
Hua Zhenghong forced a smile on her face and said, “How’s that possible? I already knew Yue Yangzi was up to no good. I brought him here to see what kind of tricks he wants to play.”
“You!” Yue Yangzi felt suffocated.
“Yue Yangzi, do you know what crime you’ve committed?”
Yue Yangzi panicked and retreated. He felt as though everyone was targeting him at this moment. He looked around frantically, and when his eyes fell on the Silver Guard, who had been standing quietly all this time, he suddenly shouted, “It’s him! He’s Si Wuya!”
Regardless of whether it was true or not, Yue Yangzi thought he had to point his finger first. In any case, the situation could not be any worse than what it was now
“Hmm?” Qi Sheng frowned and said, “Things have already escalated to this point, but you’re still so stubborn.”
Yue Yangzi said, “How can a mere Silver Guard have such a high cultivation? If I’m not mistaken, he’s a supreme being!”
“A Silver Guard who’s a supreme being?”
Everyone, including the three emperors and the ten halls, felt that it was indeed quite strange. It was quite difficult to understand why an expert would resign himself to be a mere Silver Guard.
Yue Yangzi said loudly, “Si Wuya! You hid quite well! I was almost fooled by you!”
Yue Yangzi had completely lost his image as the interim leader of the Beast Tamer Hall.
Qi Sheng said in a deep voice, “Lady Hua, why aren’t you bringing this person away to be punished?”
Yue Yangzi continued screaming, “He’s guilty! He’s guilty! He must be Si Wuya!”
Everyone was confused again.
Qi Sheng said, “The truth has already been made clear. Silver Guard, take him away.”
The Silver Guard nodded slightly.
The Silver Guard shot toward Yue Yangzi like a shooting star. His speed and strength were three times higher than before.
Just as the Silver Guard was about to arrive in front of Yue Yangzi, Hua Zhenghong launched a red lotus.
The red lotus appeared between the Silver Guard and Yue Yangzi.
Hua Zhenghong was also surprised by the Silver Guard’s strength. She said, “I should be the one to punish him. As for you, show your true face!”
Hua Zhenghong stood on her lotus with twelve leaves. Its energy swept out toward the Silver Guard.
The space rippled, and the land shook, causing the Great Abyss Land’s Pillar of Destruction to creak.
The Silver Guard flipped in the air before he pushed his hand out. Flames appeared briefly around his hand before they disappeared. After flying for about 300 feet, he came to a stop.
The entire place was as quiet as a graveyard.
Even if the Silver Guard was a supreme being, it was not an easy feat for him to block Hua Zhenghong’s attack.
Everyone’s eyes were focused on the Silver Guard at this moment.
The Silver Guard’s helmet cracked open.
Although the Silver Guard’s cultivation was astonishing, he was still slightly inferior to Hua Zhenghong.
Hua Zhenghong’s strength was comparable to that of Zui Can. This move of hers was just to force the Silver Guard to reveal his face; it was not meant to kill.
Everyone’s eyes were trained on the Silver Guard when the helmet cracked open.
The Silver Guard’s face was wizened, and his skin was like the bark of a tree. He had a pair of deep eyes, and his hair was very messy. All in all, he was not the scholarly man in the portrait. The person in front of them was clearly an old man who had experienced the vicissitudes of life.
Yue Yangzi’s expression changed greatly. When he saw the Silver Guard’s appearance, he leaped up into the sky and cried out, “Green Roc!”
Hua Zhenghong said coldly, “How dare you slander Commander Qi Sheng?”
She leaped into the sky as her red lotus bloomed. Soon enough, the sky was filled with many red lotuses.
Everyone watched as the red lotuses surrounded Yue Yangzi.
The lotuses lined up like a dragon and hit Yue Yangzi’s chest, causing him to spit out blood.
Hua Zhenghong struck with her palm, crushing him.
Yue Yangzi let out a blood-curdling scream before he fainted. Following that, two cultivators rushed over and bound him.
Hua Zhenghong said, “Take him away.”
Then, Hua Zhenghong turned to Qi Sheng and the Silver Guard before she cupped her fists together and said, “Commander Qi Sheng, there have been too many misunderstandings regarding today’s matter. I apologize to you.”
Qi Sheng smiled and said magnanimously, “It’s just a small matter. Thank you for your hard work, Lady Hua.”
Hua Zhenghong looked at the Silver Guard and said, “I didn’t expect there to be an expert in Tu Wei Hall. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
Qi Sheng said, “This is my best friend in the golden lotus domain. In the past, we relied on each other a lot. We not only shared our meals, but our joys and our woes as well. He has always maintained a low profile. Hence, no one knew he was a top-notch genius. 100 years ago, he went to Zuo’e’s Pillar of Destruction and received the nourishment from the Great Void soil. After that, he successfully became a supreme being. Lady Hua, are you satisfied with this explanation?”
Lady Hua said, “Commander Qi Sheng, you’ve misunderstood me. I’m not doubting you. A hero’s origin isn’t important. No matter what, everyone’s working to maintain the balance of the world. Today’s matter will end here. I won’t disturb you anymore.”
Just as Hua Zhenghong was about to leave, a voice rang from the distant sky.
“You come and go as you please. Do you think there’s such a cheap thing in the world?”
In the western horizon, a flying chariot slowly flew over.
On the deck of the flying chariot, two cultivators with extraordinary auras stood side by side, looking at the Cloud Domain.