Star Odyssey - Chapter 1691
The overseers immediately held an emergency council meeting. All of the overseers were present, though there had been some recent changes in the faces.
Cong Ying had already been replaced after delaying the Expeditionary Forces from joining the war in the Cosmic Sea. He had been replaced by Yang Ji,1 the leader of the Light World, which was one of the 3,000 hidden worlds in the Honor Zone. The other overseer who had been replaced was Nightking Zheng.
Nightking Zheng had been fired when Lu Yin arrived at Gaia’s Swamp, and he had been replaced by Zi Jing.
“Fourteen prisoners escaped due to the riot in Gaia’s Swamp. Here’s the list,” Xin Jiao stated solemnly. There was something hidden in her eyes.
Zi Jing felt shocked when she saw the list. “Why is one of the prisoners nameless?”
Xin Jiao answered, “That person wasn’t locked up by the council of overseers and was instead directly sent there by the Interstellar Supreme Court. Due to the confidential nature of this matter, that person’s name has been redacted.”
“Can’t we know about it?” Yang Ji asked. As leader of the Light World, he had a power level of more than 700,000, which made him one of the powerhouses on the council.
Old Man San Shang shook his head. “This is actually quite normal, so just get used to it.”
“The Second Nightking also escaped!” Liu Ran exclaimed.
With Nightking Zheng removed from the council, Liu Ran had become the only overseer representing the Innerverse. The Second Nightking’s escape affected the Innerverse the most, and Liu Ran’s first thought was about whether or not the Daynight clan would be able to recover. However, that was actually impossible, as the Second Nightking could not openly return to the Daynight clan after escaping from Gaia’s Swamp. That would just induce the Chief Justice to move out once again.
Liu Ran also realized that the Second Nightking’s escape was a huge problem for Lu Yin. Lu Yin had destroyed the Daynight clan, so the Second Nightking would definitely seek out the youth to get revenge.
Liu Ran reflexively smiled after considering this. He wanted to send a message to his sect master right away so that Liu Qianjue would know that he no longer needed to worry about Lu Yin. In fact, Lu Yin was probably terrified for his own safety at this moment!
Overseer Si Hong glanced at Liu Ran. “The Second Nightking is extremely powerful, and we must capture him soon, as nobody will be able to defeat him once he regains his full power. We can’t simply ask the Chief Justice to run around the universe trying to capture the man.”
“It’s Lu Yin again!” Mr. You exclaimed. “Why do things happen wherever Lu Yin goes? Is this riot in Gaia’s Swamp connected to him? He must be behind it.”
San Liang instantly retorted, “Mr. You, be careful with your words. As an overseer, how could you accuse people without evidence?”
Mr. You wanted to retaliate, but bit his tongue instead. The Longevity Brigade had been destroyed, which meant that he no longer had anyone supporting him. Nightking Zheng had also just been removed from the council, and Mr. You knew that he would not retain his position for much longer, so he did not argue with San Liang.
Mr. You glanced over at Nan Yuan. The relationship between the Longevity Brigade and the Xia family had been exposed, so Mr. You was basically a servant to the Xia family at this time.
Nan Yuan smacked the table. “Overseer San Liang, don’t blow things out of proportion. Mr. You is simply voicing a guess. It’s true that things happen wherever Lu Yin goes, so it’s perfectly reasonable to suspect him.”
“You are wrong about this one. Here is the report from Gaia’s Swamp’s Warden,” Xin Jiao said as he shared the report.
Yang Ji was surprised by what he saw. “Lu Yin knew about the riot beforehand? And Shui Chuanxiao was the one who told him about it?”
“The Warden was informed that a riot would occur, but he still allowed more than ten prisoners to escape. This is the Warden’s fault.”
“That’s true. Lu Yin also helped out. If not for him and the people with him, all of the prisoners would have escaped.”
“But how did Shui Chuanxiao escape? Since he was the one who told Lu Yin about the riot, shouldn’t he have not wanted to escape?” Liu Ran asked.
Bu Laoweng interjected, “No matter what, this incident is over. We have to send someone to investigate the prison, and we also need to post wanted pictures across the universe.”
The council’s decision was soon delivered to the Interstellar Supreme Court. The final decision was to send Judicial Commissioner Mu En to investigate what had happened in Gaia’s Swamp.
As for the overseers, they treated the matter like a normal prison escape, as they were ignorant about Gaia’s Swamp’s defenses. However, the reaction to this incident was very different within the Interstellar Supreme Court.
Not even an expert with a power level of more than a million could break into Gaia’s Swamp, let alone some of the escaped prisoners. Thus, everyone, including the Chief Justice, was shocked to learn that a riot had resulted in multiple prisoners escaping.
Mu En had been on a different mission, but he was quickly redirected to Gaia’s Swamp because of the emergency.
After Mu En’s visit, the other Judicial Commissioners, the Shadow of Death and the Calm of Despair, also made their way to Gaia’s Swamp.
The most pressing issue at this time was to recapture the Second Nightking
How were they supposed to find and capture someone so powerful in the vast universe?
After the overseers ended their meeting, Liu Ran immediately reported the Second Nightking’s escape to Liu Qianjue. Liu Qianjue felt relieved, as he had initially been concerned about finding a way to stop Lu Yin. But with the Second Nightking’s escape, Lu Yin would likely be too busy to find trouble for the Innerverse.
Liu Qianjue immediately sent someone to secretly congratulate the Daynight clan, and he also tried to find further information about the Third Nightking.
Liu Qianjue was hoping for the Third Nightking to return so that the man would cooperate with the Second Nightking to restore the Daynight clan’s former glory. This would allow the Sword Sect to work with the Daynight clan to oppose the Great Eastern Alliance.
Lu Yin was too ambitious, so Liu Huang would rather have the Daynight clan as an opponent than the Great Eastern Alliance.
The Innerverse’s other great flowzones felt a similar wave of relief. They were all delighted that someone else was causing trouble for Lu Yin, as it meant that they could focus on isolating Blazing Mist Flowzone.
Ever since Lu Yin had entered Blazing Mist Flowzone, he had become the Innerverse’s universal enemy.
Lu Yin, who was still in Gaia’s Swamp, received a message from Mu En, asking him to remain in Gaia’s Swamp and help with the investigation.
Lu Yin did not mind, as Mu En’s arrival meant that the Judicial Commissioner could then take Liu Ye and Fei Hua with him when he left.
Lu Yin felt sad at the thought of Liu Ye and Fei Hua leaving. They had been wonderful bodyguards, but they did not belong to him.
Lǜ Cha visited Lu Yin. “My father wants to speak with you.”
Lu Yin followed Lǜ Cha to see Lǜ Yan.
Lǜ Yan looked far more haggard compared to when Lu Yin had first met the man. “Xiao Cha, you can leave us alone.”
Lǜ Cha silently left.
Lu Yin turned to face Lǜ Yan. “Why did you ask to see me?”
Lǜ Yan was serious as he looked at Lu Yin. “I have finally understood your background, Lu Yin, Alliance Leader of the Great Eastern Alliance.”
Lu Yin nodded. “It’s not a secret.”
“How much do you know about me, Alliance Leader Lu?” Lǜ Yan asked.
Lu Yin answered, “You were once a Judicial Commissioner, and you should be from about the same generation as Judicial Commissioner Shadow of Death. This is all I know about you, as I didn’t investigate you and have only seen what Gaia’s Swamp has on you.”
Lǜ Yan laughed bitterly. “I was once a Judicial Commissioner, but now people only know of me as a prisoner! How ironic.”
Lu Yin said nothing. He had no idea why Lǜ Yan had wanted to meet him. They had not had many interactions, and Lu Yin was not particularly keen on coercing Lǜ Yan into joining him. Lǜ Yan had already betrayed humanity, and although he had not done anything evil and had even turned himself in, nobody would dare to accept him because of his grave mistake in the past.
“Alliance Leader Lu, who do you believe is humanity’s real enemy?” Lǜ Yan asked.
Lu Yin frowned. “What do you mean?”
Lǜ Yan answered, “Just what I asked you. To you, is your real enemy the Sword Sect? The Daynight clan? The major powers of the Innerverse? Or maybe the people from the Neoverse like the Seven Courts?”
Lu Yin confidently answered, “The Neohuman Alliance.”
Lǜ Yan’s eyes flashed. “That’s right, the Neohuman Alliance. The Hall of Honor has always followed a specific principle: whoever works with the Neohuman Alliance must be killed. This is because the Neohuman Alliance is our true enemy. They want to transform humans into zombies in order to achieve their supposed Aeterna.
Lu Yin laughed. “It appears that there’s something you aren’t aware of, Senior. The Sixth Mainland has already been overtaken by monsters from the Neohuman Alliance, and they have been forced to relocate to the Outerverse. I already know the Neohuman Alliance is our enemy.”
“I know about what happened to the Sixth Mainland. Gaia’s Swamp could only hide itself when the Sixth Mainland invaded, but I also know what happened after that. I simply wanted to confirm who you believe to be our true enemy in your deepest heart. That is very important to me. Now, I feel free to tell you something. Alliance Leader Lu, I want you to find out something about this place. This place is the Neohuman Alliance’s headquarters for the Innerverse and Outerverse…” Lǜ Yan explained solemnly.
Lu Yin was astonished at the information he was receiving from Lǜ Yan. “Is this true?”
Lǜ Yan nodded. “I discovered this when I was in Aeternus Nation. Mr. Feng thought that I didn’t know, but I was once a Judicial Commissioner.”
Lu Yin had always wanted to target Aeternus, and not just because they were humanity’s greatest enemy.
Shaman God wanted to use Lu Yin to incite war among humans. Lu Yin could not avert that plan, but after discussing things with Wang Wen and Wei Rong, Lu Yin had decided to instead involve Aeternus in their own plan as well. It would be better to exhaust Aeternus, as they were the greatest enemy of the Fifth Mainland, as well as the Sixth Mainland and the Perennial World.
Even on a battlefield, everyone’s first priority was always to destroy a corpse king if one appeared.
Lu Yin could fight against the four ruling powers of the Perennial World, but he wanted to destroy Aeternus first. At the very least, humans could not suffer greater casualties than Aeternus did.
In order to unite the Innerverse, Lu Yin would need to wage a war on other humans. This was not something that he actually wanted to do, as he would much rather fight against Aeternus alongside his fellow humans.
And yet, despite everything, Lu Yin had not been able to find any trace of Aeternus. Finally, he had grasped something.
“Since you know the location of the Neohuman Alliance’s headquarters for the Outerverse and Innerverse, why didn’t you tell the Hall of Honor about it?” Lu Yin asked.
Lǜ Yan solemnly answered, “There’s a spy within the Hall of Honor.”
Lu Yin’s eyes flickered. That spy was Bu Laoweng. He had been the one to reveal the location of a certain location to the Neohuman Alliance, which would have allowed Aeternus to invade through the stellular storm. If not for Progenitor Hui’s plan, the Fifth Mainland would have been destroyed.
Not many people knew that Bu Laoweng was the greatest spy that the Neohuman Alliance had planted within the Hall of Honor.
“How did you find out that the Neohuman Alliance has a mole inside the Hall of Honor?” Lu Yin asked.
Lǜ Yan answered, “Mr. Feng told me that. He trusted me a great deal since I sent my daughter to them to undergo a transformation. However, he never imagined that I had only joined the Neohuman Alliance for my daughter to be cured with death energy. As soon as Xiao Cha was cured, I received a mission from Mr. Feng, ordering me to find out the Chief Justice’s weakness. He never expected me to turn myself in.”
“Hahahaha, the Neohuman Alliance is very powerful since the corpse kings that they’ve created can live forever. However, they have no emotions, so they will never understand loyalty. I, Lǜ Yan, was able to betray humanity for my daughter, but I would never do anything to harm humanity! Hahahaha!”
“So why do you trust me? Aren’t you worried that I could also be someone from the Neohuman Alliance?” Lu Yin was curious about this.
 Yang Ji = The Beginning of the Sun. ☜
Translated By: WQ
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA