Star Odyssey - Chapter 1700
Chapter 1700: An Important Guest
Xuan Jiu grew even more anxious after he heard Lu Yin’s response. “I’m not lying! Fatesand is related to Destiny, and you can’t afford to offend Destiny. You’ve already received an inheritance from the God of Death, and you’ve experienced his invincible power. Destiny is someone who appears right next to the God of Death in the legends, so you should know how powerful they are. You should give me your fatesand. Otherwise, you’ll end up in deep trouble.”
“It doesn’t seem like anyone has gotten into trouble so far after receiving fatesand.”
“That’s because they only had a few pieces! Nobody would be able to detect one or two pieces of fatesand, but it’s entirely different when you have more. You’ll end up alerting Destiny after you get too much, and then Destiny will determine your fate! That’s why your future looked so miserable to me—it has to be because of this stuff. Give it to me, and your future will become amazing!”
Lu Yin was left speechless. “Why do you want fatesand so badly? Is Destiny actually real? Are you trying to get Destiny’s inheritance?”
“What inheritance? I’m gonna bury them all somewhere so that nobody will be able to find them, and they’ll become a sourcebox. I hope that they’ll never surface again for all eternity,” Xuan Jiu spat viciously.
“Why?” Lu Yin asked.
Xuan Jiu snorted. “Everyone wants to see and change the future, but if you change your future, you also change other people’s. Do you want anyone changing your future however they please? If Destiny’s real, they have this power. Do you actually want such a person to show up?”
Lu Yin felt sudden chills. Changing his own future could lead to good or bad things, but the worst case scenario was having his future being altered by someone else.
“Do you believe that Destiny really exists?” Lu Yin asked.
Xuan Jiu answered solemnly, “No, but I still can’t risk it.”
Lu Yin shrugged. “I’m sorry, but I can’t give you my fatesand. I have a use for them.”
Xuan Jiu grew somber. “Alliance Leader, I’m really not joking here. You can’t mess with Destiny. Anybody who gets involved with Destiny will encounter bad things.”
“I’m also not joking. It’s really useful to me,” Lu Yin rebutted.
Xuan Jiu sighed. “If you’re not going to give it to me, then at least don’t give it to Starsibyl either. Some people are not who you think they are. Remember that.”
The old man hung up.
Lu Yin fell deep into thought as he stared at his gadget. Destiny was truly a heavy matter to brood on… did such a person truly exist? Could they change destiny? What was destiny? Was it time? Could Progenitor Destiny alter time? Destinies would change if time was altered.
Did Destiny really exist?
The God of Death, Destiny, and Wu Tian: did these Ancient Progenitors truly exist? Wu Tian had left behind the Sword Monument, and the God of Death had created death energy. As for Destiny, they had created fatesand. These feats made it seem like the Ancient Progenitors had truly existed, but aside from these few traces, there was nothing else that indicated that they had ever existed. If they were real, where were they? Were they dead or alive?
Lu Yin agreed with what Xuan Jiu had said; he could not allow anyone else to alter his destiny.
If Ancient Progenitor Destiny truly existed, then they could change other people’s destiny, which meant that they were everybody’s universal enemy.
No matter how evil or kind Destiny was, they were an enemy to everybody as nobody would want their destiny to be under someone else’s control.
From a certain perspective, wouldn’t such a person be a god if they were truly capable of altering other people’s destiny?
Sapling continued to jump about happily, but Lu Yin could easily change its destiny, as it was currently incapable of independent thought. However, once it grew up and was able to go against Lu Yin, would it still be willing to let Lu Yin change its destiny?
Lu Yin suddenly turned to look at the Second Nightking. Xuan Jiu had sensed Destiny’s aura on Lu Yin because of his fatesand, so why had there been so much fatesand in the ruins of the Celestial Frost Sect? The fatesand on the copper door had clearly been added on afterwards, and the Second Nightking also clearly believed in the existence of the God of Death’s inheritance after Mr. Feng mentioned it.
Why would the Second Nightking have believed such a thing?
“Do you believe in the God of Death’s existence?” Lu Yin asked while carefully observing the Second Nightking’s reaction.
The Second Nightking frowned. “He’s just a rumor.”
“I’m going to ask you one more time: do you believe in the God of Death’s existence?” Lu Yin was still rather upset, as Xuan Jiu’s words had ruined his mood. He glared viciously at the Second Nightking, prepared to do something if the Second Nightking continued ignoring him.
The Second Nightking met Lu Yin’s gaze and coldly stated, “I don’t believe in him, but the Bai family does.”
“The Bai family? The Bai family from the Celestial Frost Sect?” Lu Yin was stunned.
The Second Nightking nodded. “The Daynight clan managed to stay in the Fifth Mainland because we volunteered, but it was also to complete a task for the Celestial Frost Sect. We were ordered to find everything we could regarding Destiny. Destiny and the God of Death are mentioned in the same legends, and the Bai family firmly believed in both of them.”
“The Daynight clan helped the Celestial Frost Sect gather items related to Destiny? The fatesand?” Lu Yin asked.
The Second Nightking answered, “That’s right. Collecting fatesand was the task that they gave us, but we stopped after the First Nightking successfully rebelled against the Bai family. Even if the God of Death and Destiny are real, their existence is too uncertain, and we would rather believe in our own abilities.”
Lu Yin finally understood why there had been fatesand on the treasury door in the Celestial Frost Sect’s ruins. Those pieces of fatesand had been gathered by the Daynight clan, though they should have gathered even more over the countless years. However, they had ceased their task after their successful rebellion and had instead stepped onto the path towards ruling over the Innerverse.
The Bai family firmly believed in Destiny and the God of Death, so when Mr. Feng mentioned that Lu Yin had received the God of Death’s inheritance, the Second Nightking had believed it because of the Bai family’s principles. Also, the Second Nightking might have chosen to believe Mr. Feng’s words because he hoped to steal the inheritance from Lu Yin.
The fatesand that had been behind the copper door had been gathered by the Celestial Frost Sect, so why had they not taken it with them?
Lu Yin sighed. Since the Bai family believed in Destiny, the Ancient Progenitor might not be a mere legend. Destiny might have truly existed in the past, and they were supposed to be an Ancient Progenitor who was capable of controlling others’ destiny. Could fatesand really be connected to that person?
That would be interesting.
Lu Yin wondered what would happen if he gained inheritances from both the God of Death and Destiny.
Liu Huang observed the conversation with a strange expression. He believed in neither Destiny nor the God of Death. He was obsessed with swords, and he would much rather believe that someone could create the Fifteenth Sword.
His eyes lit up at the mere thought. Would it not be absolutely amazing if someone created a Fifteenth Sword?
A few days later, it was almost time to invade Basong Flowzone. Also, it was about time for Balsam to arrive.
One day, a guest arrived who was personally greeted by Lu Yin.
The bald head was extremely noticeable under the city lights. Lu Yin was thrilled. “Brother Hui Kong?”
The guest who had arrived in the Ross Empire was the bald old man, Hui Kong.
Hui Kong laughed when he saw Lu Yin. “Brother Lu, it’s been a long time.”
Lu Yin was excited, and he ran up to Hui Kong. “Brother Hui, you escaped?”
Hui Kong laughed. “What are you talking about? Nobody locked me up, so it’s perfectly normal for me to leave for a bit.”
He patted Lu Yin’s shoulder and exclaimed, “You’ve gotten a lot stronger than during ZENITH! Brother Lu, you’ve got great luck.”
Lu Yin immediately invited Hui Kong to have a seat.
Hui Kong glanced over at the Second Nightking and Liu Huang. “Brother Lu, aren’t you going to introduce them to me?”
Lu Yin waved his hand to dismiss the Second Nightking and Liu Huang.
Hui Kong was caught off guard by how casual Lu Yin was towards the two powerhouses. “Brother, I don’t even understand what you’re doing. Those two are quite powerful. You aren’t being tricked, right?”
Lu Yin smiled. “Brother, take a seat, and I’ll explain everything to you slowly.”
Lu Yin was genuinely grateful to Hui Kong, and he also felt like the old man was family. Hui Kong had saved Lu Yin, and he had also gone through many difficulties with Lu Yin while in the Technocracy. In truth, Hui Kong had taken care of Lu Yin and even provided him with food, resources, and a massive cosmic ring. He had even helped Lu Yin to escape from the Technocracy.
If not for Hui Kong, Lu Yin would have died in the Technocracy.
Lu Yin felt the same way towards Hui Kong as Big Sis. Apart from his die that he would never share with anyone, Lu Yin was willing to share anything else with Hui Kong.
Despite being from the Seven Courts’ Hui family, Lu Yin still believed in Hui Kong.
Half a day later, Hui Kong was staring at Lu Yin in shock. “Brother Lu-”
Lu Yin smugly stared at Hui Kong’s stunned expression. “What do you think?”
“Go through it again. I didn’t hear you clearly.”
Lu Yin was speechless.
“The Second Nightking and Liu Huang? Tsk, you’ve got balls, Brother Lu,” Hui Kong exclaimed.
Lu Yin shrugged. “I didn’t have any other choice.”
Hui Kong smacked Lu Yin on the shoulder. “Good for you! You really are my brother, hahahaha!”
Lu Yin laughed despite the ache in his shoulder. “Brother, why’d you leave the Technocracy?”
Hui Kong’s expression changed, and he grew solemn as he looked at Lu Yin. “There were people from that place who came for you.”
Lu Yin hesitated a moment before his expression quickly changed. “The Perennial World?’
Hui Kong continued, “He called this place the ‘Forsaken Land’.”
Lu Yin clenched his hands into fists. “Who was it?”
“Wang Shang, from the four ruling powers.”
Lu Yin frowned. He had not heard this name before, but this person had to be a powerhouse from the Wang family.
“He was quite powerful, and if not for my time cultivating in the Technocracy, he would have succeeded. I managed to force him back, but he’ll definitely return.” Hui Kong turned to Lu Yin and said in disbelief, “What did you do? How did you manage to antagonize such a powerful person? I’ve almost never encountered anyone that powerful despite wreaking havoc in the Technocracy for so long.”
Lu Yin flinched; who described themselves as wreaking havoc?
Lu Yin did not want to tell the man his identity as Lu Xiaoxuan. This was not because Lu Yin did not trust Hui Kong, but rather because he did not want to create problems for the older man. “Brother, there are some things that I can’t tell you, at least not for now. Just know that I’m in deep trouble and that I can be regarded as that entire place’s enemy.”
Hui Kong reflexively touched a hand to his head. “Impressive. I’ve spent so long in the Technocracy, and yet even I haven’t been branded a public enemy yet. You’re amazing.”
Translated By: WQ
Edited By: Neshi/Nyxnox
TLC’ed By: OMA