Star Odyssey - Chapter 1686
Lu Yin’s eyes suddenly opened wide, and he looked down at the ground. He had seen Undying Yushan in Aeternus Nation while Possessing a corpse king, so Gaia’s Swamp was the second place where Lu Yin had seen the man after his death. If this Can person was truly connected to Undying Yushan, then Lu Yin finally had a lead on the mysterious man.
He would have to eventually remove this particular thorn in his side.
Once they were inside the massive castle, Lord Piggy ran straight for the Warden’s toe. Lu Yin and the others leaped off the pig’s back just before the creature smashed into the toe.
“Did you find a place?” the Warden bent low to look at Lu Yin.
Lord Piggy had flipped over after crashing and was trying to catch his breath.
Lu Yin looked up at the Warden. “Senior, could we speak in private?”
Lord Piggy’s ears perked up. A private chat? That did not sound good. He immediately spoke up, saying, “Alliance Leader Lu, I’m willing to stay and listen to your orders.”
“There’s no need for that,” Lu Yin replied.
Lord Piggy opened his mouth, and his tail flicked downwards.
“What do you want to chat about, Alliance Leader Lu?” the Warden asked.
Lu Yin said, “I haven’t enjoyed a drink in a long time. I’d like to have a drink with you, Senior.”
The Warden paused before letting out a hearty laugh. “Alright, it’s been a long time since anyone’s drank with me. Since you’re interested, I’ll definitely join you, hahahaha.”
“I want a drink too,” Lord Piggy muttered, only to be shoved away by the Warden.
Liu Ye and Fei Hua took Emperor Luo away with them so that only Lu Yin and the Warden were left in the room.
The ground shook as a massive flask landed next to Lu Yin. “Alliance Leader, have a taste of my people’s wine.”
Lu Yin’s eyes lit up. “Alright.”
Drinking with a 30,000 meter tall giant was not an enjoyable experience, as Lu Yin had to dodge gigantic drops that fell from the sky. Despite each droplet being a normal size to a colossal giant, they were like waterfalls to Lu Yin.
The wine that the colossal giants made was very strong, dry, and rather bitter in taste. It suited the colossal giants quite well.
A flask struck the ground again, and the Warden let out a sigh. His breath created a cloud that enveloped the castle. “So many years have passed with nobody to chat with me in this forsaken place.”
“I heard that you enjoy watching videos, right?” Lu Yin asked.
The Warden smiled. “Yes. I’ve got nothing better to do, so I do like watching videos. I also get the guards and prisoners to watch with me since they’re bored too. This place is so dim, and nobody would voluntarily live here. Your fights during ZENITH were quite interesting.”
“Thanks.” Lu Yin smiled. He swept out a hand and drank more wine. It was a very strong and dry drink that was extremely robust. There was no trace of gentleness to it at all.
“It’s not very tasty, huh? Hahahaha, most people don’t care for our wine, but human wine is too weak and tasteless.” He took another drink and wiped his mouth. “Can the giants who follow you brew wine?”
Lu Yin shook his head. “They’re not real colossal giants. I managed to help them remove some of their weakened bloodline’s restrictions with Progenitor Chen’s blood, which was how they managed to transform.”
The Warden was shocked by this revelation. “Progenitor Chen’s blood? You had some too?”
Lu Yin arched a brow. “You have some as well, Senior?”
The Warden grinned. “The colossal giants almost went extinct during the ancient war. No, they actually did go extinct. I haven’t seen any of my clan members ever since I woke up from cryostasis. Progenitor Chen’s blood was next to me when I woke up, so I should be the last pure-blooded colossal giant.”
The Warden then took another gulp of wine.
Lu Yin found this phrase odd—pure-blooded? It sounded strange.
“Progenitor Chen received blessings from the colossal giants, as they didn’t kill him and even accepted him as one of their own despite him being an outsider. That bottle of blood was his way of repaying us. I didn’t expect that more of it existed. Where did you get Progenitor Chen’s blood from?” the Warden asked curiously.
“Progenitor Chen’s Mausoleum.”
“The one protected by the Seven Courts?”
“That’s right. I visited there before.”
The Warden nodded and no longer asked any more questions on the matter.
After a few moments, the Warden instead asked, “Where do you want to put Emperor Luo?”
Lu Yin’s eyes flickered. “There’s a prisoner called Can. I want Emperor Luo to replace him.”
“Alright, I’ll find another place for Can,” the Warden promised.
Lu Yin looked up. “Senior, I don’t want Can to be moved, I want to replace him. I don’t want him to even exist in Gaia’s Swamp anymore.”
One day later, Lord Piggy entered the castle to find an empty flask. Lu Yin had only drank a small bit as the Warden had essentially finished it all by himself.
A strong smell of alcohol filled the entire castle to the point where the rain smelled of alcohol. Even the mist that covered Gaia’s Swamp had its scent.
“Pig, take Alliance Leader to Can,” the Warden ordered in a booming voice.
Lord Piggy grew curious. “Can?”
“Just follow my orders, or else I’ll peel your skin off and roast it.”
Lord Piggy was startled, and he immediately led Lu Yin into the depth of Gaia’s Swamp.
They soon drew close to Can.
“Alliance Leader, might I know what Sir Warden was saying?” Lord Piggy asked.
Lu Yin leaped off the pig’s back and walked towards Can with Liu Ye and Fei Hua standing guard next to him.
Lord Piggy watched as Lu Yin approached Can. The pig was not at all worried; compared to when Lu Yin had interacted with Liu Huang or the Second Nightking, Can was just an Envoy with a power level of about 500,000. On top of that, he had been a prisoner for many years and was much weaker than his peak. Thus, Can posed no threat at all to Lu Yin. Still, Lord Piggy was quite curious as to what Lu Yin intended to do.
Can opened his eyes and calmly looked at Lu Yin. The familiar gaze that Lu Yin had seen during his last visit to the man was gone. Can had hidden it well.
Lu Yin looked at the prisoner. “Is your name Can?”
Can’s eyes swept straight past Lu Yin over to Lord Piggy. “Why is he here?”
Lord Piggy shook his head in confusion.
Can stared at Lu Yin for a bit. “Oh, I remember you. Are you that champion of ZENITH, Lu Yin?”
“Remember the name well, as it will be the last name you hear in your life,” Lu Yin said. As he spoke, he suddenly disappeared, only to reappear right in front of Can, grabbing the prisoner’s neck.
Can’s eyes instantly grew sharply focused. “What are you doing?”
Lord Piggy was completely stunned. “Alliance Leader, are you…?”
Lu Yin coldly replied, “I don’t like your name, so I’ll send you off.”
The killing intention in his eyes flared.
Lord Piggy dumbly watched on. He made no efforts to stop Lu Yin, as that was beyond the pig’s abilities.
Can’s eyes went wide as he felt the increasing pressure on his neck. Lu Yin was actually trying to kill him!
Suddenly, the chains trembled, and a massive force forced Lu Yin back.
It was the power of the sourcebox array that covered Gaia’s Swamp’s through the many chains. 3,000 chains existed to lock up the prisoners within Gaia’s Swamp, and rumors claimed that not even monsters with power levels of over a million could break free from this sourcebox array. It had been specially made for Gaia’s Swamp by an ancient Array Grandmaster.
“Master Cha’s angry!” Both Lord Piggy’s ears and tail perked up.
Lu Yin’s eyes narrowed as his eyes locked onto Can’s.
Can glared at the young man. “Why do you want to kill me?”
“I told you, I don’t like your name,” Lu Yin calmly replied.
Liu Ye and Fei Hua were both quite curious about this. Lu Yin was not a violent person, and he always had a reason for killing someone.
After the sourcebox array was activated, everyone in Gaia’s Swamp was locked in place, including Lu Yin. He waited for the person who had activated the array to show themselves.
Can said nothing at all and merely continued to glare at Lu Yin. The prisoner’s eyes flashed, but there was no hatred in them.
Death energy slowly surrounded them. Although the chains did not release enough death energy to harm Liu Ye and Fei Hua, it was still torturous for the prisoners who were incessantly exposed to it.
Even though Fei Hua had seen many powerful cultivators throughout her life, she was still intimidated by Gaia’s Swamp, as life as a prisoner in this place was a fate worse than death.
A few moments later, a woman approached. Lu Yin turned around and was shocked to see this beautiful woman.
Gaia’s Swamp was filled with death energy. The woman who was slowly approaching Lu Yin and the others had a cold expression on her face. Although her features were as exquisite as Ling Gong, giving her a similarly cold demeanor, there was killing intent in this woman’s gaze that felt like a mountain of ice.
If Ling Gong’s delicate features gave her a domineering appearance, then this woman’s features just made her look cold, and she was quite well-suited to Gaia’s Swamp.
Lord Piggy trembled in fear when he saw the women. “Master- Master Cha.”
Can sighed in relief when he saw the woman.
Lu Yin looked at the woman with curiosity. Was this woman Master Cha, one of Gaia’s Swamp’s assistant wardens? One of the prisoners that he had seen during his visit was this woman’s father.
Master Cha approached Lu Yin and stopped when she was a hundred meters away. She looked at him with her cold eyes. “Why are you trying to kill him?”
Lu Yin answered, “I don’t need to give you a reason, as the Warden already agreed to it.”
Master Cha frowned. “There are 3,000 prisoners in Gaia’s Swamp, and each one has their own sentence. Unless they die to the toxic gas, they cannot be allowed to die before their sentence expires. Anyone who tries to kill a prisoner will be sent to the Interstellar Supreme Court.”
Lu Yin shrugged and took out the Chief Justice’s bell.
Master Cha’s brows rose.
Can’s expression sank, and he was overcome by a bad feeling.
“You are trying to kill someone in Gaia’s Swamp. Give me a reason, or else I’ll treat you as though you are a trespasser,” Master Cha coldly stated.
Lu Yin calmly met her eyes. This woman could only be objecting to his actions either because she was a stickler for rules or because she was aware that Can was the leader of the planned prison break, and she hoped to use that opportunity to save her father.
Lu Yin suspected the latter to be true.
According to Can’s plan, the prison break should not occur anytime soon, as the timing was not right. However, Lu Yin could not afford to keep waiting. Nothing would happen as long as he remained in Gaia’s Swamp, as his presence with Liu Ye and Fei Hua had changed the entire situation.
All he could do was force Can.
Lu Yin grabbed hold of Can’s neck once again. Master Cha’s eyes flashed, and she tried to gain control of the sourcebox array, but she failed. The Warden had altered the sourcebox array.
Lu Yin grabbed Can’s neck and squeezed. “I’ll send you on your way.”
Translated By: WQ
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA