Star Odyssey - Chapter 1656
This matter was Madam Yōu’s greatest concern, as Lu Yin was the only person who was both willing and capable of dealing with the Sword Sect. She was hoping that Lu Yin would destroy the Sword Sect and then release Yōu Ye’er, which would allow the Yōu family to join the Great Eastern Alliance. However, that would not be possible if Lu Yin was truly entangled with an outside enemy like the Sixth Mainland.
Moreover, Lu Yin had never contacted Madam Yōu, which was yet another problem for her.
Aside from Madam Yōu, there were many other people who were close to Lu Yin, such as the people from the Great Eastern Alliance, who were also curious about what was going to happen. However, most of these people had no right to question Lu Yin’s decisions.
After Master Qing Hua appeared and contacted Lu Yin, someone who Lu Yin had to give an explanation to appeared.
By that time, Lu Yin had already arrived in Little Millenium Flowzone. Starsibyl had brought Wendy Yushan’s blood to Master Zhu when Lu Yin received a call from Yuan Shi.
Yuan Shi rarely ever called Lu Yin, which made the old man’s anxiousness even more apparent.
“Do you have anything to do with Master Qing Hua’s movements?” Yuan Shi asked.
Lu Yin paused. “Don’t worry, Senior. I know what I should and shouldn’t do.”
“Alright.” Yuan Shi hung up.
Lu Yin looked up at the sky. It was nearly time for him to attack the Sword Sect.
Master Zhu spent an entire day conducting a divination. Finally, Lu Yin saw rune lines shoot out in various directions, just like what had happened during Starsibyl’s divination.
Lu Yin’s heart dropped.
“Alliance Leader Lu, please come with me,” Starsibyl said.
Lu Yin followed Starsibyl to where he had first met Master Zhu, and then Starsibyl left.
“Thank you, Senior, for your assistance,” Lu Yin said politely.
Master Zhu solemnly answered, “Alliance Leader, Undying Yushan is a difficult person to gather any information about.”
Lyys’ eyes flickered. “How does he compare to Xia Ji?”
“More difficult,” Master Zhu immediately replied.
Lu Yin felt confused. “Senior, Undying Yushan isn’t as powerful as Xia Ji.”
Master Zhu shook his head. “This isn’t a matter that’s related to strength. Undying Yushan is involved with an ancient power, and I actually felt the aura of Ancient Progenitor Yōu Ming when I performed a divination on Undying Yushan.”
“Progenitor Yōu Ming?” Lu Yin exclaimed. He had heard this name before, but he only knew that this person had been an ancient Progenitor who had disappeared in ancient times. Apparently, he had lived long before even Progenitor Chen or the Rune Progenitor had come to power.
Master Zhu recalled, “Progenitor Yōu Ming was the strongest Progenitor in the Second Mainland before it shattered. Since so much time has passed since then, it’s hard to find proof, but Progenitor Yōu Ming definitely existed long ago. The Yōu clan is descended from that Progenitor, and Progenitor Yōu Ming also created the Yōu Secret Art.
“If I had to make an analogy, Progenitor Yōu Ming lived at the same time as the God of Death and Wu Tian. At that time, the six Mainlands were all still complete, and the Daosource Sect ruled the entire universe. That was a long, long time ago.”
Lu Yin frowned. “Undying Yushan has a connection to Progenitor Yōu Ming? But he’s not from the Yōu clan.”
Master Zhu shook his head. “I don’t know what type of person he is, but I can sense the ancient aura of Progenitor Yōu Ming from him.”
“How did Progenitor Yōu Ming compare to Progenitor Chen?” Lu Yin asked.
Master Zhu replied, “I’m not sure, as they were not from the same era. Progenitor Chen was practically invincible within his realm, even among Progenitors. As for the Rune Progenitor, that person created a unique civilization. Both of them lived closer to our current era, though still long ago. On the other hand, Progenitor Yōu Ming lived in much more ancient times.
“Alliance Leader, Undying Yushan is a problem, and you are related to him as a strand of his aura is on you. If possible, you should visit the Yōu clan, as they are Progenitor Yōu Ming’s descendants. Thus, they might be able to help you.”
Lu Yin left the Starsibyl Sect with both Liu Ye and Fei Hua.
He had not expected his probing into Undying Yushan to actually involve an ancient powerhouse like Progenitor Yōu Ming who had lived during the same era as the God of Death. Even to the Sixth Mainland’s three Progenitors, that was truly a long time ago, so how could Undying Yushan have any connection to such an ancient being?
It seemed that Lu Yin really did need to have a chat with Madam Yōu.
Right, he also remembered that the Yōu Secret Art was also related to the power of time, as Yōu Ye’er had managed to hide her age. Lu Yin had not been impressed when he first learned of that matter, but recently, he had come to understand just how powerful such a technique truly was. On top of that, the battle technique that Yōu Ye’er had used during ZENITH was truly mysterious.
The Yōu family had intentionally separated themselves from the Yōu clan, and they were even asking for Lu Yin’s protection. This led Lu Yin to guess that the Yōu family was hiding some big secret. It looked like he needed to look into this secret, as it could be connected to Undying Yushan.
Lu Yin remained silent as he made his way back to Blazing Mist Flowzone.
Liu Ye and Fei Hua asked no questions. They had gradually gained a better understanding of the Fifth Mainland while following Lu Yin around. Before they arrived in the Fifth Mainland, they would have never thought that an Enlighter would be able to control the entire place. However, they believed that Lu Yin’s influence would only continue to grow in the future.
The best way to understand the Fifth Mainland was for them to follow Lu Yin.
There was only a day remaining before Lu Yin’s meeting with Master Qing Hua was scheduled to happen, and somebody saw the powerhouse appear near Blazing Mist Flowzone. The Sword Sect instantly sealed itself, and Lu Yin was sure that Elder Lianxin had already left with many of the top disciples.
There was no point for Lu Yin to make any attempts to stop such efforts, as those disciples would be forced to return after Lu Yin gained control of the Sword Sect.
Li Zimo did not contact Lu Yin despite having likely left with Elder Lianxin.
Lu Yin was curious about how Liu Qianjue would feel if he learned that particular detail; the entire goal was to send out a group of the Sword Sect’s top disciples and yet one of them belonged to the Great Eastern Alliance.
The sect master would probably become furious.
“Elder Jiu Shen, are you there?” Lu Yin called out.
Lu Yin shouted again.
“What?” Elder Jiu Shen replied.
Lu Yin smiled politely. “Master Qing Hua hasn’t appeared yet, right?”
Elder Jiu Shen snorted. “Why did you ask him to come here if you’re so scared?”
“I’m not scared. Why would I be scared with you here, Elder Jiu Shen?”
Elder Jiu Shen no longer bothered replying, as he was annoyed at being forced to act as Lu Yin’s bodyguard. The elder’s irritation only increased when he thought about the Cosmic Sect’s treasure that was etched onto the bottom of Lu Yin’s foot.
At this moment, Lu Yin was hiding on a barren planet close to the Ross Empire. Apart from Lu Yin, Elder Jiu Shen and the Greenmen Duo were also present on the planet.
Liu Ye and Fei Hua had not tagged along, as they would be of no help at all against an Empyrean Imprinter like Master Qing Hua. Lu Yin was actually concerned that the two Envoys would be killed by Master Qing Hua, and Lu Yin did not want to lose his bodyguards.
The two Envoys had also been relieved to hear Lu Yin’s decision.
“Master’s coming! Did you hear that, Fat Bro? Master’s coming! We’re going to be alright,” the thin man said.
The fat man replied, “Skinny Bro, calm down. Slimy Lu might try to trick Master.”
“Right, we need to keep calm. Actually, should we try to ambush him to help Master? Master would be so proud of us and will definitely reward us after we get back!”
“Definitely! What reward do you think we’ll get?”
“A flask of his alcohol?”
“No, I want…”
Lu Yin was speechless as he stared at the Greenmen Duo talking about their reward. These two were truly idiots! They had not even realized that they had almost died.
Madam Hong’s goal was not to merely trap Master Qing Hua, but also to use Lu Yin to injure or even kill the man, as that would completely eliminate the Progenitor of Secret Arts’ Territory’s influence within the Daosource Sect. The only cause for any conflict between Lu Yin and Master Qing Hua was the Greenmen Duo.
When Lu Yin had first captured the two, they had both been poisoned. Fortunately, Lu Yin had healed them in time. If not, he would have been in deep trouble if they had died. A battle would have become unavoidable when Master Qing Hua arrived.
Despite what they had lived through, the two were still as naive as ever.
“Fat Bro, you’ll definitely get fatter from the reward.”
“Skinny Bro, you’ll become thinner. We have to stick together.”
“Skinny Bro, it’s so good to have you here.”
“Shut up!” Lu Yin roared. He startled the two idiots, and they instantly fell silent.
The two’s conversation had really annoyed Lu Yin.
A few hours passed. There were a dozen satellites orbiting the barren planet where they waited, and they formed a line in the sky as the scheduled time for the meeting with Master Qing Hua arrived.
Lu Yin looked up into the distance and saw a terrifying number of rune lines approaching. He felt a tremendous pressure descend upon the planet; he had experienced this feeling before in the Perennial World; it was just like when he had faced an attack from a Semi-Progenitor.
Lu Yin was not actually certain whether one of the Sixth Mainland’s Empyrean Imprinters was capable of defeating a Semi-Progenitor, as Imprinters should technically be weaker than a Semi-Progenitor. However, given the natural suppression that cultivators from the Sixth Mainland had on their peers from the Fifth Mainland, not to mention their imprints, Lu Yin was really not sure. On top of that, since Elder Jiu Shen himself was not a Semi-Progenitor, the probability of the elder being able to defeat Master Qing Hua was very low. Still, the elder should at least be able to keep Lu Yin safe.
Suddenly, the rune lines condensed before disappearing. Right after that, there was a swirl of countless stars as Elder Jiu Shen appeared and solemnly stood next to Lu Yin.
An old man in a green robe holding a stick appeared 100 meters away. There was a gourd on the stick, and the man took a drink from the gourd after revealing himself to Lu Yin. The old man swayed slightly after taking a drink, and he looked as though he might collapse at any moment.
“The old man’s here! Fat Bro, the old man’s here.”
“Shh, it’s Master! Master.”
“Master, you’re here.”
Master Qing Hua belched and shook his head at the Greenmen Duo. He then turned to face Lu Yin. “Slimy Lu, right?”
Lu Yin’s expression sharpened. “I’m Lu Yin.’
Master Qing Hua sneered and glanced at Elder Jiu Shen. “You think that you can protect him? From me?”
Elder Jiu Shen warily countered, “We’ll know if we try.”
Master Qing Hua pouted. “Not bad, you managed to call out a powerhouse.”
He took another sip from his gourd. “Tell me, why did you ask me to come here? Do you want me to deal with the Sword Sect?’
Lu Yin calmly answered, “I’ve removed the poison from the Greenmen Duo. If I hadn’t done that, they would have died before you got here.”
Master Qing Hua lowered his gourd as he spoke in a frigid tone. “Who’s that there?”
Translated By: WQ
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA