Star Odyssey - Chapter 1538
The Wulong branch family, the Long Quan branch family, and several other branch families had united to stand up to the main family. The youths from the various branch families were the ones currently attempting to lure Lu Yin away from Hidden Dragon Lake.
Given that Long Qi’s ceremony to accept Humility’s Gate’s Commander as his master was imminent and that he would also perform the ritual to worship the clan’s ancestors at the same time, the youths all expected it to be very difficult to lure Long Qi away from Hidden Dragon Lake. For this reason, they had prepared several back-up plans. For example, they had intended to gradually reveal how a young man from the Wulong branch family might have had a relationship that had exceeded mere friendship with Long Xi. If Long Qi was able to endure even that, them they had even more prepared.
They had even taken Xiao Qing into account when creating their plans—one of their plans was to bully Xiao Qing in order to anger Lu Yin.
They had spent several days developing their plans before finally taking action.
However, they had never expected that the moment the Wulong branch family’s young master uttered his first provocation—no, he did not even make it that far! A single word of challenge had triggered Long Qi into responding with the aura of someone who was absolutely unrivaled by any peer.
At the edge of Hidden Dragon Lake, the young master of the Wulong branch family blankly stared on as Lu Yin tore through the void. The youth was frightened to the point where he almost pissed himself. Weren’t only Envoys and above supposed to be able to tear through the void? In their generation, he had only ever heard of Junior Progenitor Long Tian being capable of accomplishing such a feat. What the hell was going on?
Xiao Qing also froze for a moment as she stared at the empty chair before her. Lu Yin had been calmly sitting in it to fish while the wind blew and the rain fell outside. It seemed only natural that he would remain unmoved by such provocations. Was this really the same person who had captured multiple Redbacks, fought on the battlefield behind the Mother Tree, and become the pride of Humility’s Gate? What had just happened?
Lu Yin emerged from the void to confront the young master of the Wulong branch family by shouting, “Are you the one who challenged me?”
The youth’s mouth fell open, and his face went pale. He started to panic out of sheer terror.
Some distance away, Long Zhang, Long Jue, and all of the other youths were stunned silly; was Long Qi really lured out that easily? How many days had they spent planning?
“Hey, I asked if you’re the one who challenged me! Do you think that you are better than me, Long Qi? I fought on the rear battlefield and was able to gain the attention of a powerful Progenitor!” Lu Yin shouted. His fists were clenched, and he looked quite upset.
The young master gulped. “Did I say that?”
“So it really is you.” Lu Yin’s expression grew sharper. “Alright, go ahead. Do your best!”
The young master swallowed his saliva a second time, and he shot a helpless look towards Long Jue and the others. Things were not going according to plan! The Wulong branch’s young master had never really intended to fight against Long Qi. They were not trying to actually fight, just pick one!
Lu Yin glared. “What are you waiting for? Attack!”
The young master from the Wulong branch family trembled and finally forced out a whisper, “Are you Long Qi?”
“Yes!” Lu Yin shouted loudly, startling the young master so badly that his heart skipped a beat. “I’m sorry, I’ve troubled the wrong person. I was hoping to challenge Xiao Qing.”
Lu Yin was stunned. “You… want to challenge Xiao Qing?”
The young master’s face was utterly serious. “Yes! I’m here for Xiao Qing! Please send her out, as I wish to challenge her.”
Lu Yin had always felt that Ku Wei, Elder Tan from the Blaze Realm, and the others he had met were already shameless enough, but this young master from the Wulong branch family had surpassed them all! Challenging a maid? Lu Yin actually blushed in the youth’s place for being thick-skinned enough to vocalize such a request.
The young master also felt humiliated, but compared to being beaten viciously, he would rather be humiliated. He already regretted his actions, but he had been given the task of starting trouble with Long Qi, and he could not back down at this point.
Lu Yin felt that these youths did not even know how to stir up trouble. Exasperated, he rolled his eyes and looked into the distance where Long Zhang and the others were waiting.
Long Zhang and Lu Yin stared at each other. Long Zhang was startled, but then he boldly stated, “Brothers, Long Qi has shown himself, so this is an opportunity to ruin his reputation. He won’t dare to act up too much at a time like this.”
The gathered youths all summoned their courage and stepped forward. All of them had been badly frightened by the scene of Lu Yin tearing through the void, and the Wulong branch’s young master would not have been this frightened if he had not witnessed that scene. Currently, that fear was gripping everyone else’s heart as well.
Long Jue had a stern expression on his face as he stepped forward to face Lu Yin.
Lu Yin ignored the Wulong branch’s young master. The youth had been abandoned. “Long Jue?”
Long Jue shot towards Lu Yin and landed one hundred meters away from him. The young master’s voice was deep as he spoke. “Long Qi, if I had been the one to visit the Dominion Realm with the Junior Progenitor, then he would not have ended up trapped, and our princess would not have disappeared.”
Lu Yin laughed. “You would have stopped all of that by yourself?”
“Long Qi, is that how you speak to your brothers from the same clan? Do you still feel any kinship with your clan? I think that you’ve become arrogant and no longer care about any of us!” Long Zhang shouted, inciting boos from the surrounding clan members.
They were all completely confident that Lu Yin would not dare do anything to them at this time; if they thought that there was the slightest chance of him responding to their challenge, then they would have never had the courage to approach Lu Yin. Everyone would be cautious during the period leading up to the moment when they would accept a Progenitor as a master, and even the Junior Progenitors would be cautious. Thus, they felt that there was no possibility of Lu Yin acting rashly.
Unfortunately, Lu Yin’s thoughts had gone in the exact opposite direction, and he attacked without any hesitation. The slap sent Long Zhang flying several hundred meters back, and when he came to a stop, half of his face was swollen up, and his vision had grown so blurry that he could not see anything. He passed out, but not before spitting out several teeth.
All of the nearby clansmen were stunned, even Long Jue.
Lu Yin lowered his hand, his eyes blazing. “I didn’t like the way that he was speaking.”
Everyone stared at him blankly; what the hell was that excuse?
Long Jue was shocked. “Long Qi, you actually dare to act against us?”
Lu Yin stared at Long Jue. “Why wouldn’t I?”
Long Jue clenched his fist and ground his teeth. “You are too arrogant!”
A figure approached from the distance. This person was an elder from one of the White Dragon Clan’s branch families. He had been aware that Long Zhang and others were planning on causing trouble for Long Qi, and he had been keeping an eye on them the entire time just to be safe. The elder showed himself as soon as he saw Long Zhang be slapped away. “What’s going on here? Who hit someone for no reason?”
“Elder, it’s Long Qi! Long Qi is looking down on our branch families, and he even took the initiative to strike Long Zhang!” a branch descendant wailed.
The elder glared at Lu Yin. “Long Qi, is this true?”
Lu Yin lifted his head. “Don’t you have eyes? Are you blind?”
Lu Yin did not even need to guess to know that this elder was helping the branch families’ descendants. Even though Lu Yin wanted to make a commotion, he still felt that the clan’s main family was too useless.
“Long Qi, it is nearly time for you to worship the ancestors! Your behavior is too reckless! You should know that once word of your actions spread, not only will your reputation be ruined, but you will also disappoint the commander, and he might no longer accept you as his disciple! This will ruin my White Dragon Clan’s reputation! Do you even realize how many important guests Dragon Mountain is currently hosting?” the branch elder shouted fiercely.
Lu Yin was completely unconcerned. “Old man, you think far too highly of yourself. What right do you have to intervene in who Humility Gate’s Commander selects as his disciple?”
The elder grew furious. He was a powerful Envoy, but he was currently being ignored by an impetuous youth like Long Qi. The elder wanted to teach Long Qi a lesson, but he had also seen Lu Yin tear through the void, which had piqued the old man’s envy. Not to mention, Long Qi was about to worship the clan’s ancestors and become the disciple of a powerful Progenitor, both of which further intimidated the elder.
He had shown himself because he had been completely confident that Long Qi would not remain arrogant before a clan elder. The elder had never thought that he would be insulted, but to the elder’s great irritation, the youth was far too arrogant.
“Long Qi, your personality is twisted! This old man will definitely report this matter to the grand elder!” the branch elder threatened.
The various youths in the area all opened their mouths to support the elder.
Lu Yin frowned. “Noisy.”
As he spoke, his body flickered, and he appeared overhead. He slapped down with a hand: Vacuum Palm. He even used several stacks, making the attack powerful enough to suppress everyone present, including the elder.
No one here had even considered that Lu Yin would be bold and brazen enough to actually attack, especially not a clan elder. In particular, the elder was so infuriated by Lu Yin’s actions that he instantly used the White Dragon Transformation and actively suppressed all star energy in the area. Unfortunately, he belatedly discovered that Lu Yin was not using any star energy, which meant that there was nothing for the Envoy to suppress. Lu Yin did not use a fast Vacuum Palm to attack the other youths, instead focusing the attack to produce a powerful blast of wind that swept all of the clan members away. Although the elder felt a tightness in his chest, Lu Yin’s attack was no issue, so the Envoy raised his hand, brought out his spear, and thrust it forward.
This spear entered the true universe before reemerging unseen. The elder had attacked from an unexpected angle to stab at the back of Lu Yin’s neck.
However, Lu Yin reached back with a hand and casually grabbed the spear shaft, preventing the elder from retracting it.
The elder was horrified; how was this possible?
Lu Yin held the spear in place with a hand that was shrouded in a golden battle force. With this reinforcing his already shocking physical strength, he could even recklessly contest gray-eyed corpse kings at the Envoy level. Thus, there was no need to even mention an elder from a branch family whose power level barely surpassed 500,000. If the elder was not capable of using the White Dragon Transformation, then Lu Yin would not have even needed to use his golden battle force.
Lu Yin lashed out with a foot, forcing the elder to let go of his spear and enter the true universe. However, Lu Yin accelerated and also entered the true universe, where he confronted the elder’s shocked eyes with a Vacuum Palm.
The elder was not able to evade Lu Yin’s attack, and he was summarily smashed out of the true universe and into Hidden Dragon Lake with a loud bang.
This sight caused all of the branch families’ clan members to turn even paler as they realized that even Envoy realm clan elders could not stand up to Long Qi!
The Wulong branch’s young master was currently lying on the ground after being knocked down by the shockwave from Lu Yin’s Vacuum Palm. Previously, he had thought that Long Qi was nothing more than hot air, but after seeing that even a branch family elder had been defeated, The young master was delighted by his decision to avoid personally fighting Long Qi. The Wulong branch’s young master wasn’t off the rails yet.
The branch elder coughed up blood within Hidden Dragon Lake. Lu Yin had not held back his Vacuum Palm at all. The Envoy had been enraged, and he had attacked Lu Yin in anger, thrusting a spear at a junior. However, even when the elder had despicably tried to hide the tip of his spear, Lu Yin had unexpectedly avoided the attack and grabbed the spear shaft. It was quite obvious that Lu Yin had anticipated the Envoy’s attack.
Once the elder took out a weapon, Lu Yin had been able to predict all of the old man’s possible actions. The elder had used a spear for many years, and he had even developed his own attacks and specially trained his thrusting speed. But despite that, Lu Yin had received an inheritance from the Sword Monument, allowing him to easily read the elder’s movements with nothing but a glance. This was why it had been so easy for Lu Yin to disable the elder’s attack and even disarm him.
The elder repeatedly attacked several times, but he was never able to touch the spear that Lu Yin had taken. In fact, the tip of the spear even twirled around the elder’s neck a few times, horrifying him. This youth’s skills were far above his!
How was this possible? How was this possible? How many years had this child trained for? How could his understanding of the spear have reached such an unimaginable level? How was this even possible?
There was another bang as the spear shot past the elder’s ear before swinging down and smacking the elder back into Hidden Dragon Lake.
Lu Yin held the spear in one hand as he stood proudly in the void and gazed down at the crowd.
Many of the youths stared at Lu Yin in fear, and even Long Jue felt his hands and feet grow cold. He felt that even Junior Progenitor Long Tian might not be this strong. Was it actually possible for Long Qi to match or even surpass Junior Progenitor Long Tian? That had to be impossible!
On this day, the word “impossible” was the one spoken most by the White Dragon Clan’s members, as everything that they had once accepted to be true had been overturned.