Star Odyssey - Chapter 1624
“I request that the Interstellar Supreme Court immediately place sanctions on Highsage Leon, expose the crimes he has committed over the years, eradicate the pirates he shelters, and cast all of them into Gaia’s Swamp,” Mr. Yu coldly declared.
“Mr. Yu, you’ve never suggested any such thing before,” Overseer Si Hong commented.
Mr. Yu remained stoic. “There was never any opportunity. So long as the opportunity arose, I would always have been the first person to call for the removal of Leon’s Armada and his interstellar pirates.”
The other overseers all wondered just what Mr. Yu’s attitude meant? Could it be that the Longevity Brigade would also join the battle? If that truly happened, Leon’s Armada would be placed in a truly dangerous position.
“I second Mr. Yu’s proposal. Leon’s Armada has supported too many criminals, and it must be wiped out,” Nightking Zheng stated.
The overseer from the Sword Sect, Liu Ran also spoke his support, “I also support Mr. Yu.”
“I voice my support as well,” Cong Ying said. He did not particularly care about Leon’s Armada, but he was quite concerned with Giant Consortium. That company had worked together with Leon’s Armada to establish Continental Shipping, so if Leon’s Armada was not dealt with, Giant Consortium would never be eliminated.
Overseer Nan Yuan also agreed. He was the Seven Courts’ representative to the Hall of Honor’s overseers, and as a member of the Xia family, he naturally also agreed.
With more than half of the members of the council agreeing, they submitted a formal proposal for the Interstellar Supreme Court to place charges against Highsage Leon and Leon’s Armada.
Bu Laoweng frowned and sent more information to Lu Yin.
In the Innerverse, Lu Yin was currently racing towards the Cosmic Sea. When he saw San Sheng’s message, he quickly sent a reminder to Big Sis to keep an eye on the Longevity Brigade, and then Lu Yin called the Chief Justice.
At the moment, Lu Yin was unable to interfere with the council’s decision, so his only choice was to approach the Interstellar Supreme Court, which was his senior brother’s jurisdiction.
However, Lu Yin’s call would not connect no matter what, so he was left with no choice but to call Judicial Commissioner Mu En.
This time, Lu Yin’s call went through.
“Judicial Commissioner, has the overseers’ council submitted their proposal regarding Highsage Leon and Leon’s Armada to the Interstellar Supreme Court?” Lu Yin asked.
“That’s classified information. I can’t tell you anything about that,” Mu En replied.
Lu Yin immediately asked, “Is there any way to stop it?”
Mu En shook his head. “Lu Yin, you’re an intelligent person, and you should know that the Interstellar Supreme Court is the Hall of Honor’s sharpest blade. Which direction a blade strikes is not up the the blade itself, but to the mind of the wielder. The overseers’ council is the mind of the Hall of Honor. I can at least tell you that the council did submit a proposal regarding Highsage Leon, but…”
“But what?” Lu Yin pressed.
“But the Chief Justice is currently in seclusion, and so he is unable to receive the proposal, so it was instead delivered to us three Judicial Commissioners. However, we have no authority to make any decision regarding Highsage Leon or Eversky Island that stands behind him. Thus, our only option is to send someone to the Cosmic Sea to observe the situation for now and wait for the Chief Justice to leave seclusion and make a decision.”
Lu Yin let out a sigh of relief. “I understand. Thank you, Judicial Commissioner Mu En.”
“Lu Yin, the Chief Justice is impartial. I don’t know what your relationship with him might be, but since the overseers’ council has submitted a ruling against Leon’s Armada, the Chief Justice will carry it out to the letter. He will not be swayed just because of you, so you must prepare yourself,” Mu En cautioned.
Lu Yin hung up, his heart sinking at Mu En’s words. It sounded like his senior brother was truly an impartial person, which meant that there was nothing that could be done about the matter using this avenue. Lu Yin touched his cosmic ring, Since you’re in seclusion, your junior brother will make a decision for you.
On Mt. Microcosms, Cong Ying made a call of his own after returning from the council meeting. He called Xi Gu, the commander of the Expeditionary Forces. Using the reasoning that the Interstellar Supreme Court was unable to immediately take action, Cong Ying asked the Expeditionary Forces to travel to the Innerverse to eliminate Giant Consortium with the excuse that Giants Consortium would send support to Leon’s Armada.
Cong Ying had been born with connections to Expeditionary Forces, and he possessed powerful influence with them. Given his position as an overseer, he was able to make requests of the Expeditionary forces. While the military was free to accept or refuse the request, Xi Gu chose to accept it.
Even if the commander knew that he was being given mere excuses, it didn’t matter. The Expeditionary Forces never needed to explain themselves to others, and at this time, they were acting on the request of an overseer.
The fighting in the Cosmic Sea escalated, and the Longevity Brigade finally stepped onto the battlefield beneath many eyes. Their target: Leon’s Armada.
The rain of stones continued to fall, and Highsage Leon constantly slashed at Jin Mei with his saber. The captain of the Ignition Crew was extremely powerful, but he was not able to stop Highsage Leon, and his shoulder was cut almost halfway through.
Highsage Leon looked off into the distance at the Longevity Brigade’s massive flagship, and his expression fell. “Surrounded by three attackers.”
“Is Brother Leon talking about me?” A person appeared nearby. He carried a long spear and calmly gazed at Highsage Leon.
Highsage Leon was not surprised by the man’s appearance. “Ji Qiang, your Longevity Brigade has always had a good relationship with my armada, so why are you here?”
Ji Qiang looked up. “It’s time for things in the Cosmic Sea to change.”
Highsage Leon sneered. “So you’re not here because of the Xia family?”
Ji Qiang’s expression instantly became sharply focused. “I don’t know what Brother Leon might be talking about.”
Highsage Leon clenched the saber in his hand. “Cut the bullshit. If you’re here, then you should be ready to die! Today, I’ll make a dish with both of your corpses!” As he spoke, Highsage Leon hefted his blade and attacked Ji Qiang.
An impressive amount of stellular energy erupted and swept across the battlefield and all of the fighters paused for a moment. They reflexively turned to looK, but none of them could see Highsage Leon or the other two, as all three had already entered the true universe.
Highsage Leon was recognized as being the strongest of the captains of the Four Pirate Crews, and Jin Mie alone was not able to stand up to Leon, but Ji Qiang’s arrival balanced the odds.
The Longevity Brigade was powerful. Even though they were not as strong as Leon’s Armada, they were still stronger than the Ignition Crew. With the Longevity Brigade teaming up with the Ignition Crew, Leon’s Armada instantly lost any advantage.
However, thus far, Leon’s Armada had fought alone, but Highsage Leon was the pirate king. When Lu Yin had moved to deal with the Daynight clan, Highsage Leon had called upon countless pirates from across the Innerverse to trash Daynight Flowzone and suppress the Daynight clan. Since that day, the Daynight clan’s status had sank low in the Innerverse.
At the moment, that scene from Daynight Flowzone was repeating itself.
Countless pirates arrived from all directions, mostly from the Innerverse.
These were crews that were not capable of traveling deep into the Cosmic Sea alone, and they were only present because of Lu Yin’s reminder to Highsage Leon to prepare early for the battle. This had allowed them to summon reinforcements to the Cosmic Sea.
The arrival of the Longevity Brigade and countless pirates caused the war to escalate even further. Such a large scale battle had never been seen in the Cosmic Sea with the sole exception of when the Sixth Mainland had invaded.
Three of the Four Pirate Crews were already involved in the battle, and many people kept an eye on the fourth crew; the Soldier Crew. Everyone was wondering if the final Pirate Crew would join the fray.
Cultivators’ wars did not end overnight, and they could last for several days, dozens of days, or even for years.
Two days later, the rain of stones stopped, and then a school of strange fish appeared. These odd fish appeared in the air and swam through the battlefield as though they were migrating, and their passage killed countless people. A fresh layer of corpses appeared floating in the sea along with the strange fish.
By this time, Lu Yin had already entered the Cosmic Sea and was close to the battlefield. He suddenly received a call from Wen Zizai.
“Alliance Leader Lu, how is Leon’s Armada?” Wen Zizi asked.
Lu Yin answered solemnly, “I don’t know. They’re fighting a war with others of the Cosmic Sea’s Four Pirate Crews. I have nothing to do with any of it.”
“Why bother with the act now, Alliance Leader Lu? The Sword Sect was preparing for war with Leon’s Armada, which you already knew before. That was why you had my Wen family move against the Sword Sect. If the Longevity Brigade and Chaosgod Mountain aren’t able to be held back, then my Wen family can help.” Wen Zizi smiled as he spoke in a relaxed tone of voice.
“Thank you, Senior, but they’re just a few clowns. There’s nothing difficult to this matter.”
“What if other people get involved? Like the Sword Sect?”
Lu Yin’s eyes narrowed. What he had been most worried about was now happening: the Wen family was unwilling to be involved, and they would absolutely start making threats at this time. “What do you mean by that, Senior?”
“Haha, Leon’s Armada might be able to hold off their enemies for now, and if Alliance Leader Lu arrives in time, it may not be impossible to achieve victory, as I believe you must have already entered the Cosmic Sea. the enemy’s attack. However, if the Sword Sect gets involved, or perhaps even my Wen family, then what might happen? Even if no one else makes a move, just Liu Qianjue and I, Wen Zizai, are enough to determine the outcome of the battle by destroying the balance,” Wen Zizai declared.
“What do you mean?” Lu Yin snapped.
Wen Zizai let out a long breath. He felt much better all of a sudden. For a long time, the entire Wen family had been controlled like a puppet by Lu Yin because of Wen Diyi, and even their patriarch, Wen Zizai, was no different. It was terrible to suffer such humiliation, but now, it was not Lu Yin threatening the Wen family, but them threatening him.
“Alliance Leader Lu should be perfectly aware of what I just said. Do you need to force me to travel to the Cosmic Sea to speak with you? Maybe I’ll bring Liu Qianjue with me. By the way, if we make a move, the Beast Tamers’ Mountain God might not be able to stay still, or even the Lingling clan might move out. Alliance Leader Lu should carefully consider this matter,” Wen Zizai said.
Lu Yin’s voice dropped low, “You’re threatening me.”
“Isn’t this what Alliance Leader Lu excels at? Wen Diyi is part of my Wen family, and yet Alliance Leader Lu used him to threaten and continuously push additional conditions on us. Don’t you think you pushed too much? Right now, Alliance Leader Lu only needs to deliver Wen Diyi to my Wen family, my Wen family promises that we will continue to restrain the Sword Sect so that the war in the Cosmic Sea will not escalate. If not, this war may spread to the Innerverse and even Outerverse,” Wen Zizai declared.
Lu Yin took a deep breath and slowly blinked.
Beside him, Liu Ye frowned. Lu Yin was really not in a good situation at this moment. His backing was only able to intimidate people into not moving against Lu Yin himself, but that did not mean that those under his protection were untouchable as well. Many experts would remain independent to avoid being worried about such things.
“There are times when taking a step back isn’t a bad thing,” Liu Ye suddenly said.
“What’s the matter with you? Shut up?” Sister Fei Hua glared at Liu Ye and yelled at him.
Liu Ye reluctantly glanced over at Sister Fei Hua before continuing, “When you tried to secretly deal with Chaosgod Mountain, you didn’t do so just to ensure that other powers kept their guard down. Right now, take advantage of this opportunity to step back and strengthen yourself. For you, it’s just taking a step back, but to others, it will show that you’re not as much of a threat as they fear. This should achieve your goal.”
Lu Yin looked up. “While it might achieve my goal, the path to it is not one I wish to take.”
Fei Hua sneered, “Why not? Do you still have any other choice? If any of the people behind you make a move, their actions will sway the balance of your Fifth Mainland, and others will grow increasingly wary of you. Your threat to them will only grow increasingly larger before a target is placed on your back.”
Lu Yin understood what Fei Hua meant. Whether it was Yuan Shi, the Chief Justice, or Arch-Elder Zen who had always been kind to him, any of them could easily resolve this matter and stop the war. However, if this happened, it would likely unite all of the forces of the Innerverse for the first time ever, and they would all be against him. Also, the same would be true of the Cosmic Sea’s Ignition Crew, Longevity Brigade, and even the Soldier Crew. As for the Neoverse, the Seven Courts would start viewing Lu Yin with much greater concern.
All of this would have a heavy impact on the next phase of his plans.
Translated By: OMA
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA