Star Odyssey - Chapter 1554
Chapter 1554: Leaving
Lu Yin was utterly ruthless with his actions. Anybody who called him a Lu bastard deserved to die.
Off in the distance, Xia Ru and those with him were truly shocked. The youth who had been following them was actually Long Qi? No, would it be more accurate to call him Lu Xiaoxuan? Several people felt their scalps go numb at the realization that they had actually traveled and mingled with such a terrifying powerhouse for several days. They had said quite a bit over these few days.
Had the reports not stated that Lu Xiaoxuan had been attacked by a Semi-Progenitor and badly wounded? Everyone had assumed that he was dead or near-death, so how could the truth be so far from their expectations? How could a Semi-Progenitor’s attack have had no effect?
“Boy, stay here.” A voice entered Lu Yin’s ear, and he was smashed down to the ground after being blasted out of the true universe. The incredible pressure shattered his universal armor.
Suddenly, he heard a shout in the distance. “Young master, run away!”
Lu Yin turned around to see that an Envoy who had been a part of the protective line surrounding the Cloud Shuttle was attacking the void. This particular Envoy had survived two stellular tribulations, but Lu Yin knew that the person who had attacked him had passed through at least five. He anxiously yelled, “Don’t!”
“Survivor of the Lu family, you could have aided humanity, but you have only sought after death.” A man emerged from the void. He did not even glance at the Envoy who had attacked; the powerhouse’s eyes were locked onto Lu Yin alone. The attacking Envoy’s strike stopped when it was only a single meter away from the powerhouse, as the old man merely needed to wave a hand to disperse the attack. The Envoy who wanted to help Lu Yin escape had his body torn apart as he was smashed down to the ground.
Lu Yin watched as the man died. Even as he had died, the man had tried to yell for Lu Yin to escape.
This was a scene that Lu Yin would never be able to forget. The Envoy who had tried to protect him was thrilled to see Lu Yin was alive, as he had been terrified that the youth would die.
Lu Yin stared blankly at the Envoy who had just sacrificed himself for Lu Yin, and his body grew cold.
“Boy, there’s no need to bother looking. He acted of his own initiative to protect you at the moment of his death.” The powerhouse stared at Lu Yin, and regret filled his eyes. “It’s such a pity that an Envoy had to die so pointlessly.”
Lu Yin glared at the old man, killing intent overflowing from his eyes.
“Since you are alive, just how many people will die for your sake? He was just one such person. Recently, I have found no less than a thousand people who wished to help you escape from the four ruling powers, and every single one of them was summarily captured and killed. Do you know how many of them were the Lu family’s former retainers? Do you understand how many people wish to protect you? Your life means that more and more people will step forward, and chaos will spread across the Higher Realm, the Middle Realm, and even the rear battlefield. You cannot ignore your inheritance.”
Lu Yin’s body trembled as he tightly clenched his fists.
The man looked at Lu Yin with an expression of pity. “Do you wish to have all of those former retainers die with you?”
Lu Yin wiped away some blood on the corner of his mouth. “I can’t escape, so why are you saying so much nonsense? Do you want me to commit suicide?”
The man shook his head. “You must admit to the Lu family’s failings so that peace can return to the Perennial World. Humanity should be united against those monsters, not killing each other. Though, maybe that’s what you want.”
Lu Yin let out a sarcastic laugh. “You people rebelled against my Lu family, and now you want to pin a crime on my Lu family? The four ruling powers are the real bastards!”
The man’s face fell. “How brazen.”
Lu Yin suddenly released his domain. The sourceboxes’ danger fields locking down the Cloud Shuttle and its surrounding area instantly turned chaotic, and the sourcebox array grew chaotic and began attacking in all directions, though it seemed to target the guards.
The powerhouse targeting Lu Yin was shocked; how could this have happened?
Lu Yin’s eyes flickered, and an astral chessboard appeared beneath his feet. He moved, but in response, the surrounding void twisted, and he was unable to complete his movement. His only option was to rush towards the Cloud Shuttle at top speed. Someone was helping Lu Yin, and it was Grandmaster Qiu Ling.
The sourcebox array protecting the Cloud Shuttle had been set up by Grandmaster Qiu Ling. It allowed people to enter, but it also sensed whenever anyone tried to leave, which was how Lu Yin had been initially discovered.
Grandmaster Qiu Ling was clearly helping Lu Yin at the moment, which was not something that he had expected. Master Deng Guo had told Lu Yin that the Lu family were the ones who had sent the Lockbreaker Society’s headquarters to the rear battlefield, and that relocation had caused most Lockbreakers to hate the Lu family. In that case, why was Grandmaster Qiu Ling helping Lu Yin? He refused to believe that it was because she wanted him as an apprentice. This was not simply a question of accepting the youth as an apprentice; Lu Yin remembered that Grandmaster Qiu Ling’s attitude on Dragon Mountain had also been very strange.
However, Lu Yin did not have any time to consider the situation. Grandmaster Qiu Ling had given him a bit of help, and she was the person controlling the sourcebox array. At this moment, Lu Yin’s only objective was to escape from the Higher Realm as quickly as possible.
The powerhouse who had been confronting Lu Yin was furious at the change. “Lu bastard, you can’t escape!”
The man had survived five stellular tribulations, and his strength was not something that Lu Yin could resist. Even though Lu Yin pulled out the puppet, it accomplished nothing. Wang Si had already broken the puppet when she had shattered Lu Yin’s arms and legs, and the powerhouse protecting the Cloud Shuttle easily destroyed the puppet with a single palm.
Pain erupted in Lu Yin’s back, but more importantly, he felt his vitality being sucked away. This attack was the Gap Between Heaven and Human, which meant that this powerhouse was from the Celestial Frost Sect.
If not for the puppet, the palm attack would have instantly killed Lu Yin; instead, the puppet was merely destroyed. Lu Yin borrowed the force of the attack to hurl himself down from the Higher Realm. He was not in a position to slowly ascend through the Cloud Shuttle, so his only other option was to jump down.
The powerhouse pulled out a power vessel and then used a hand to tear open the void. A terrible pressure swept out and became an incomparably destructive attack that covered every corner of the Cloud Shuttle.
Lu Yin looked up, and his pupils shrank at the sight above him. There was absolutely no way for him to stop this attack, and he could not escape from it either; the very sky looked like it was crashing down.
Was he going to die here?
However, it was at this moment that a figure appeared and threw Lu Yin towards the Middle Realm. Lu Yin looked over to see who it was, shocked. Adventure King?
“There are powerhouses down below after your blood as well. Good luck.”
The wind whistled past Lu Yin’s ears, and he hurled down towards the Middle Realm after being thrown there by Adventure King. Lu Yin struggled to reorient himself and look down. The four ruling powers had truly demonstrated their might; they had set up an air-tight blockade to catch Lu Yin. Even with the assistance of a Semi-Progenitor, Envoys, and the Lu family’s former retainers, Lu Yin still had no hope of escaping.
The four ruling powers were just too strong.
Lu Yin had already lost his universal armor and the puppet. At this point in time, any random three-tribulation Envoy could kill him.
The power of a Semi-Progenitor appeared some distance away from Lu Yin, and Wang Si appeared. She looked somewhat embarrassed, but a cruel light filled her eyes. “Little bastard, you can’t escape!”
As she spoke, she raised a hand, but the old man suddenly appeared in front of Lu Yin. He looked just as haggard as Wang Si, which gave him a vagabondish appearance. “You old bat, you can’t lose me!”
Wang Si was furious. “Kui Luo, you must really want to die! I’ll take care of you!”
She took a beautiful red flower out of her cosmic ring.
Kui Luo’s expression instantly changed when he saw the red flower, and so did Lu Yin’s.
While Lu Yin did not know what the red flower was capable of doing, it was clearly not anything good for him. Otherwise, the old woman would not have brought it out at this time.
Suddenly, the scenery changed before Lu Yin’s eyes. The old man had disappeared, as had Wang Si. The attack from up above that encompassed the entire sky had also vanished. Lu Yin glanced around—was he at the rendezvous point?
He had unexpectedly appeared at the meeting place!
Off in the distance, he saw the void tear open and spatial rifts spread out. Everything taking place was in the direction of the Cloud Shuttle where Wang Si and the old man were fighting. However, Lu Yin had already reached the meeting place.
He guessed that Mister Mu might have simply moved him. Regardless, since he was where he needed to be, he would return.
He pressed a hand to the ground, and his star energy spread out to form a unique shape. At this exact same time, in a certain location in the Fifth Mainland’s Honor Zone, Arch-Elder Zen and a few others suddenly opened their eyes. “If you feel it, make a move!”
Lu Yin’s star energy spread out, and the ground shattered. The void twisted to gradually take on a new form, which allowed Lu Yin to let out a sigh of relief. This was it!
However, at that instance, a flash of white light appeared in the distance. An alarm rang out within Lu Yin’s mind, and he moved by pure reflex. An arrow appeared and pierced through his shoulder before shooting into the void. As it passed through Lu Yin’s body, it opened up a massive wound on his back.
Lu Yin’s mouth opened, and he spat out blood. As he stared straight ahead, he saw several powerful arrows aimed at his head, neck, and heart.
The arrows moved quickly , and time seemed to slow for Lu Yin. He was able to clearly see the arrows as they approached him, and one of them nearly touched his forehead. However, he could not move, as these arrows contained stellular energy, which suppressed Lu Yin’s star energy. He could not use a secret technique, and neither could he set up a sourcebox array. On top of that, his body was too injured to move anyways.
Move! Move! I’m going to die! Lu Yin internally screamed, but he was still unable to move.
At the very last instance, a willow leaf appeared to protect Lu Yin, blocking all three arrows. Lu Yin blankly stared at the people who had suddenly appeared in front of him: Liu Ye—Fei Hua?
“You really are,” was all that Liu Ye said, but the three fierce arrows were sucked into the void by a powerful force, and they instantly disappeared.
Off in the distance, a pair of long, narrow eyes were staring at the rendezvous point, and they flickered.
The news that had rocked the Perennial World finally reached the battlefield behind the Mother Tree. Even if the four ruling powers wanted to lock the news down, their efforts were all useless, as fresh blood was always needed on the battlefield.
Xia Yan and Long Laogui were both stunned by the news; Long Qi was actually Lu Xiaoxuan?
“How is that possible? He passed the blood test! He’s someone from my White Dragon Clan, so how could he possibly be Lu Xiaoxuan?” Long Laogui was in disbelief.
The White Dragon Clan has become the Perennial World’s greatest joke. All of the invitations that they had sent out were now mocking reminders for the clan.
Even a Semi-Progenitor like Long Laogui was stunned by this development.
Xia Yan exclaimed, “No wonder he seemed a bit familiar! Now that I think about it, he really did look a lot like Lu Xiaoxuan.”
“Impossible! How is this possible?” Long Laogui muttered to himself. He could not even imagine what was happening on Dragon Mountain right now, nor how angry Elder Ni Huang had to be. That was not even mentioning Progenitor Long’s reaction. This truly meant that everyone, even Progenitor Long, had been deceived.
But that was impossible! If Lu Yin had tricked even Progenitor Long, that meant that Long Laogui himself had indirectly tricked Progenitor Long, as he had been a driving force behind Lu Yin’s discipleship ceremony.
Long Laogui was panicking.
As for the Lu family’s former retainers who had been banished to the battlefield, they were left alone. A weak survivor of the Lu family would not be able to weather the storm raging across the Perennial World.
There were discussions everywhere on the rear battlefield as people talked about the appearance of Lu Yin. In particular, those who had survived with Lu Yin in the New World had no idea how to react.
“I thought that we were the ones who hated the four ruling powers the most, but I think that Long Qi has to be the most ruthless out of everyone,” someone whispered.
“He was the only one who made the original oath, and it was truly ruthless.”
“Long Qi doesn’t even know what’s going on, but he better not die! I want him to lead us brothers to peek at a hundred of the Celestial Frost Sect’s female disciples while they bathe!”
“If Senior Zhou Tang learns that Long Qi is really Lu Xiaoxuan, he might go insane.”
On the first array base, on the sloped portion of the inverted pyramidal battlefield, there was a person curled up in a trembling ball. It was Bai Zhen. He had been like this ever since he had learned of Lu Yin’s true identity. No matter what the future held, Bai Zhen had never considered that that person might return.
Bai Zhen still remembered everything from the very beginning. He had been Lu Xiaoxuan’s retainer, but he had been bribed by the Celestial Frost Sect into betraying the Lu family.
“Lu Xiaoxuan’s back! He actually returned! It’s over! Everything’s done! The Lu family will come back! They’re going to die! They’re going to die,” Bai Zhen continuously muttered to himself, voicing his fears.
“He deliberately stole the Cloudguard Robes! He must already know where I am and everything about me! That’s why he deliberately stole the Cloudguard Robes from me! He’s going to come and get revenge! This was just the beginning. He’s coming, Lu Xiaoxuan is coming…”
And that’s book 5. Hope you all enjoyed the exciting end and all the reveals, though we still have a lot of pending questions.