Star Odyssey - Chapter 1680
“Death energy is as important to us as stellular energy is to normal cultivators. We would never betray the source of death energy, as doing so would harm us as well,” Crown Prince Gui Qian explained.
Lu Yin smiled. “You’ve been planning this speech for a long time, huh? Did you think that I’ll let you off after hearing this?”
Crown Prince Gui Qian shook his head. “I don’t care if I am able to leave. I simply wish to explain that Specter Abyss will never betray you. You are the only person capable of creating death energy, and nobody can take that away from you. Even my ancestor would need to bow to you if he saw you.”
Crown Prince Gui Qian was obviously exaggerating, and only an idiot would take his words at face value. However, Lu Yin did believe that there were some people within Specter Abyss who would gladly join him. One such person had been the cultivator from the Specter Abyss who had rescued Lu Yin during his escape.
“Tell me about the God of Death’s Domain.” Lu Yin had no desire to hear Crown Prince Gui Qian babble on about his loyalty any longer.
Crown Prince Gui Qian thought for a moment before saying, “The God of Death’s Domain is a myth. There are rumors claiming that the God of Death left a sect behind, but others claim that the domain was a result of a battle between the God of Death and his enemy and that it is merely the place with the highest concentration of death energy. We only know some rumors about the God of Death’s Domain, as we have not been able to uncover any concrete evidence of its existence.”
In Xiao Shi’s book, it had only been written, The God of Death’s Domain brings darkness. It rises like a black wolf of smoke to rouse the world. When the smoke wolf rises, war will begin.
“Are those the only rumors?” Lu Yin asked.
Crown Prince Gui Qian answered, “That’s it. Specter Abyss gathers all rumors related to the God of Death, but that’s the only information that we have about the God of Death’s Domain.”
“What about a location?” Lu Yin pressed.
Crown Prince Gui Qian shook his head. “We haven’t found anything. Rumors are just rumors, and we haven’t been able to find anything.”
Lu Yin left. Crown Prince Gui Qian did not even ask to leave, as he knew that Lu Yin would not keep him imprisoned forever.
The last person Lu Yin needed to see was Long Xi. He always felt restless when he was about to meet her.
Long Xi opened her eyes and quietly stared at Lu Yin when he appeared before her.
Lu Yin cleared his throat. “Are you doing alright here?”
Long Xi answered, “Yun Tingting and Wen Diyi told me that we’re in the Forsaken Land.”
“It’s the Fifth Mainland,” Lu Yin corrected her.
“What happened on Dragon Mountain?” Long Xi asked.
Lu Yin told her about what had happened between him and the four ruling powers, though he kept the fact that his real name was Lu Xiaoxuan hidden.
Long Xi was astonished. “I never expected you to actually be able to return to the Forsaken Land.”
Lu Yin felt relieved. “I was lucky. If not for the fact that those monsters from Aeternus attacked the Higher Realm, as well as the Seven Skygods showing up and Semi-Progenitor Kui Luo stirring up some chaos, I would have never been able to escape.”
Long Xi carefully observed Lu Yin. “Why would the four ruling powers all target you? Even if they learned that you were behind Bai Shaohong’s death, only the Celestial Frost Sect should have gone after you. Actually, who even exposed that you killed Bai Shaohong on Dragon Mountain? Did people from the Celestial Frost Sect actually dare to attack Dragon Mountain?”
“Wang Yun. She’s a woman who’s been to the Fifth Mainland before, and we even fought each other here. She recognized me,” Lu Yin explained.
Long Xi’s eyes narrowed. “She’s Wang Si’s granddaughter, no wonder.”
She turned back to Lu Yin. “So, why did you come to me? I shouldn’t be of any use to you now that we aren’t in the Perennial World.”
“I just wanted to see you.”
“Yun Tingting and Wen Diyi have battle techniques that are similar to some of the sects in this Forsaken Land, so they are still of use to you. However, there shouldn’t be any inheritances from Dragon Mountain here,” Long Xi continued to say.
Lu Yin nodded. “That’s right, there isn’t. I’ll leave now.”
Long Xi closed her eyes and returned to silently cultivating.
“Oh, let me ask you a question.” Lu Yin turned back to Long Xi. “Have you heard of the Seven Heroes?”
Long Xi’s eyes opened back up. “Why would you ask that?”
Lu Yin shrugged. “I was just curious. I met a group of people on the rear battlefront, and one of them was called Tu Qiming. He kept saying that I resembled Old Seven of the Seven Heroes.”
Long Xi shot close to Lu Yin. “Tu Qiming? Are you sure that his name was Tu Qiming?”
Lu Yin nodded. “People referred to him as Young Master Tu. He’s a complete thug.”
Long Xi smiled happily. “He’s alive! Brother Tu’s still alive! That’s good, that’s good.”
Lu Yin started to get annoyed. “You know him?”
Long Xi grabbed Lu Yin’s arm and suddenly looked anxious. “How is he? Is he alright?”
Lu Yin pouted. “Not really.”
“Why?” Long Xi asked worriedly.
“I punched him,” Lu Yin answered casually.
Long Xi was stunned. “What?”
Lu Yin answered, “That guy likes being hit by me.”
Long Xi was rendered speechless, and she just stared at Lu Yin. “What else did he tell you?”
Lu Yin carefully watched Long Xi. “Why are you so concerned about him?”
He looked down at his arm.
Long Xi immediately let go and softly replied, “We knew each other long ago. He always took good care of me.”
Lu Yin rolled his eyes. “He’s just a thug. Why would he take care of you?”
“I was very young back then.” Long Xi had already regained her composure.
Lu Yin turned to leave.
Long Xi asked again, “So, how is Brother Tu?”
Lu Yin hesitated before answering, “His innate gift was removed,1 and he’s staying with the Forsaken Soldiers.”
Long Xi clenched her fists and her arms started to tremble.
“In addition to Tu Qiming, there were a few other people from the Qiming family there, as well as the All-Dao family’s Wan Sen,” Lu Yin continued.
Long Xi was shocked. “All of those people are with the Forsaken Soldiers?”
Lu Yin nodded. “Yes. We went through some hard times together, and I have no idea when they might be killed by those monsters from Aeternus.”
Long Xi closed her eyes sadly.
Lu Yin left. The people from the White Dragon Clan had a different life cycle from normal humans. Thus, even though Long Xi looked like she was the same age as Lu Yin, she had been alive during the Seven Heroes’ era, which was not too long ago. It appeared that she had been very close to the Seven Heroes and Tu Qiming.
This meant that she was also one of Lu Yin’s old friends! She was someone who had supported the Seven Heroes and the Lu family.
After leaving Zenith Mountain, Lu Yin used his remaining time to practice the Cosmic Art and recite the Stonewall Scriptures. Once his time expired, he returned to the real world, where only a second had passed.
The Ross Empire was more technologically advanced than The Great Yu Empire, so after taking over the Ross Empire, Lu Yin had transferred Ban Jiu over so that he could review and study the new technologies available.
One day, Lu Yin went to meet with the Lu Elite Troops.
Lu Yin calmly looked out at 6,432 soldiers.
Out of these 6,432 soldiers, 4,000 were androids with the strength of an Explorer. These androids would eventually be replaced, as Lu Yin wanted to have his army be composed of living cultivators.
Of the living Explorers, Zhanlong Daynight was one of the soldiers, as he had volunteered to join the army. In addition to him, there were also some Enlighters who had volunteered, such as Ganggu Daynight, Ying Daynight, and Ye Gui. Zhuo Daynight had opted to not join.
Instead, the army’s deputy commander at the moment was Ying Daynight.
Lu Yin felt most secure with the members of the Daynight clan.
“I don’t have much to say, and I only want to tell you all one thing.” Lu Yin’s gaze swept across the army and he raised his voice. “Your future enemy is far more powerful than you imagine. I simply want all of you to become stronger.”
He looked over at Wang Wen.
Wang Wen reluctantly stepped forward. “The Lu Elite Troops have been personally chosen by Alliance Leader Lu of the Great Eastern Alliance…”
Lu Yin listened quietly as Wang Wen raised the army’s morale. This was not something that Wang Wen enjoyed doing, as he was better suited to encouraging soldiers right before a battle. However, since they were about to distribute the Money Bombs, they needed to give a bit of a speech as well.
After half an hour, Wang Wen finally finished talking.
There were a total of 4,300 Money Bombs, which was not enough for all of the soldiers. This was also why Lu Yin had no plans of distributing the weapons to the androids, but rather only to the cultivators. As for the leftovers, he intended to use them as rewards for those who showed loyalty to the Great Eastern Alliance. Anyone who contributed to the alliance would gain a chance to obtain a Money Bomb, regardless of the person’s strength.
After the army was dismissed, Wang Wen asked, “Are you really going to have Ying Daynight be in charge of the army? Do you trust him?”
Lu Yin answered, “Don’t worry. I know what I’m doing.”
“Ying Daynight isn’t strong enough to lead this army,” Wang Wen continued.
Lu Yin shrugged. “We don’t have enough Envoys with Liu Ye and Fei Hua about to leave.”
Wang Wen smiled. “What about the Sea King?”
Lu Yin was caught off guard. “The Sea King? Why would you consider him?”
Wang Wen explained, “The Sea King is very suited for leading the Lu Elite Troops. Even though his strength is inferior to Yuan Shi’s, he is still a very courageous and responsible person. He’s the most suitable for this position.”
Lu Yin answered, “I also would love to get the Sea King to join us, but he’s not willing to do so. Besides, now isn’t a good time for him to show himself.”
“I don’t mean for you to use him right now. You can come up with something for the time being. The Lu Elite Troops is a sword while the commander is the edge of the blade. If the blade isn’t sharp, then no matter how shiny the sword might be, it’ll still be useless. Are you really banking on using these Explorers and Enlighters to defeat Envoys? That’s unrealistic. The Lu Elite Troops is an army, and not all of them are powerhouses,” Wang Wen said.
“Oh right, didn’t the Sea King want you to be his son-in-law? You should give that a shot. Hai Qiqi isn’t bad.”
Lu Yin rolled his eyes. “You should give that a shot instead. You’re just as annoying as her.”
Wang Wen grinned. “Why not? No regrets if I’m the one who ends up with her.”
Lu Yin laughed heartily. “Then let me be the first to congratulate you.”
Wang Wen was left speechless.
“Aside from the Lu Elite Troops, the colossal giants can also be considered an army. And lastly, I want to form a third army as well. One that consists of former enemies that can compare to the Lu Elite Troops,” Lu Yin suddenly said.
Wang Wen was astounded. “Another army?”
Lu Yin nodded. “Even my enemies are valuable. You can’t possibly expect me to just kill the sylvan dragons or the Nightkings, so we should have them work for us instead.”
Wang Wen nodded. “Many people have done such things before, but we will need to make sure that we can control these soldiers.”
Lu Yin answered, “We’ll call this army the Redemption Army.”
Ever since Liu Qianjue and the others had killed Long Zhu, Lu Yin had been wary of the three powerhouses. He was ignorant of when they might attack; they had already set aside their pride as the leaders of their respective forces in order to act as assassins.
Lu Yin needed more elite guards since Liu Ye and Fei Hua would soon be leaving him.
A few moments later, Lu Yin headed out towards Gaia’s Swamp with Liu Ye and Fei Hua. They were traveling there to imprison Emperor Luo.
 This is not a mistake here, but rather a correction of a mistake in Chapter 1518, where it was mentioned that Qiming Tu’s cultivation was destroyed. Previous chapters have been corrected. ☜
Translated By: WQ
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA