Star Odyssey - Chapter 1927
The Second Nightking was high above in the sky, but he appeared next to Lu Yin as soon as he saw the youth appear.
“Let’s go,” Lu Yin said.
“What about this place?”
“It has nothing to do with us.”
The Second Nightking was taken aback. “You don’t want the death energy beneath us?”
Lu Yin shook his head. “No. We won’t be able to find this parallel universe again after leaving here.”
The Second Nightking was completely puzzled. This did not match with Lu Yin’s character at all. Since when would he ever abandon anything that he could benefit from? Did he really not want the death energy? Who would actually believe that!
However, after the Second Nightking saw Lu Yin leave Aeternus Nation and watch the parallel universe vanish from sight, the old man finally accepted that Lu Yin truly did not want the remaining death energy.
After all, it was impossible to return to a parallel universe after it disappeared unless one had the means to pinpoint the location.
“Where are you headed now?” the Second Nightking asked.
“I’m not in any hurry.” Lu Yin lifted a hand towards an empty region in space and slashed across it, tearing open the void. He instantly sensed his mark of death energy that he had left behind, and he stepped forward and vanished.
The Second Nightking watched as Lu Yin disappeared, and the old man’s eyes flickered. Clearly, Lu Yin had not actually abandoned the death energy, but how had he managed to locate Aeternus Nation again?
Some time later, Lu Yin calmly reappeared. There still was not a single living creature in Aeternus Nation, and Lu Yin was also the only one with a mark on the anchor deep underground. In essence, Aeternus Nation had become Lu Yin’s private property. He had sole possession of an entire parallel universe! Although, this parallel universe was not as large as a hidden world.
Lu Yin’s original plans were to make a visit to Aurora Enterprises and Gods’ Origin, but both of those places were located in the Neoverse’s northern region while Lu Yin was currently in the southern region. Perhaps this was a good time to visit the Seven Courts…
At the top of his list was a visit to the Ku family. He was more interested in Progenitor Ku than anyone else at the moment. The low-key but powerful Progenitor had been a master of one of the Mountains and Seas.
Everyone in the entire universe knew of the invincible Progenitor Chen. Similarly, it was also known that the Rune Progenitor had created an entire civilization and that Progenitor Hui had laid out schemes that had unfolded countless years later and that he had been truly peerless in his intelligence. Lu Yin had also heard legends about the God of Death, Wu Tian, and more. But not once had anyone spoken about Progenitor Ku.
It was almost as if Progenitor Ku had never even existed.
Even in the Perennial World’s Dominion Realm, Progenitor Ku’s territory had been placed close to the center of the Mother Tree, which suggested that the man had been the weakest of the Progenitors.
However, Lu Yin’s horizons had since expanded, and as more time passed, he had become increasingly certain that Progenitor Ku had been a terrifyingly powerful person.
Among other things, Extremes Must Be Reverse was a miraculous technique on the same level as the Rune Civilization’s Truesight. Lu Yin had used Progenitor Ku’s technique to recover from an injury caused by a Semi-Progenitor while only an Enlighter. He had also managed to recover from the Aeternals’ poison, and he had even overcome Progenitor Chen’s innate gift.
Lu Yin had heard about how, after becoming a Progenitor, Progenitor Chen had used his Heaven’s Furnace to obliterate one of the Sixth Mainland’s Progenitors. However, from what Lu Yin himself had experienced, it seemed that Progenitor Chen might not have been able to do the same to Progenitor Ku.
Lu Yin had also heard rumors that Progenitor Ku had mastered the power of time, which was something else that he was eager to understand.
Lu Yin looked down at the nearby planet, but Silver had already left, along with the Dark Interstellar Supreme Court’s Tong Yu and their mysterious Chief Justice. Lu Yin was certain that he would eventually learn what the Specter clan’s true intentions were, and while he did believe that they would not harm him for the time being, he would never actually trust those people.
“Let’s head to the Seven Courts,” Lu Yin said without any emotion.
The Second Nightking was a bit surprised at this decision, but he said nothing. The only person in the entire Court of Seven Names who could pose any threat to Lu Yin was their Semi-Progenitor, Xia Ji.
However, when Xia Ji had moved against Lu Yin last time, his actions had forced out both Elder Gong and Highsage Grandmaster. Given the fact that Lu Yin’s status had risen even higher than before, there was no chance of Xia Ji doing anything to Lu Yin.
Still, regardless of whether or not the man would take action, it was not smart to reach out to a hostile Semi-Progenitor.
Naturally, this was something that Lu Yin was also aware of, so he justified his visit to the Seven Courts with his position as one of the Hall of Honor’s overseers, saying that he was visiting to explain Nan Yuan’s dismissal from his seat as an overseer to the Seven Courts.
Lu Yin traveled across the southern region of the Neoverse, led by the Second Nightking. Given the powerhouse’s speed, it did not take long before they arrived at the Seven Courts.
Long ago, Shaman God had sent Lu Yin directly into Progenitor Chen’s Mausoleum, and after he emerged, Mu En had taken Lu Yin straight to Mt. Microcosms. Lu Yin had never been able to actually see the Seven Courts, so this was his first time properly observing their territory.
The Seven Courts occupied seven different territories that formed a ring around Progenitor Chen’s Mausoleum. There was the Yōu family’s Netherworld River, the Ku family’s Voidsoul Region, the Ce family’s Starpiece Region, the Xia family’s mainland that looked like a sword, the Hui family’s Nature’s Manifestation, and the Xie family’s Bone Planes. Only the Yu family was missing from the Seven Courts, and their territory had been taken over by the other six families.
Lu Yin remembered the legends that he had heard before as he stared at the Xia family’s mainland. It was said that this sword-like landmass was actually Progenitor Chen’s blade.
It was difficult to observe runes in the Neoverse, as everyone had taken precautions against the people from Gods’ Origin.
“If you proceed any further, you will be noticed by the Seven Courts,” the Second Nightking mentioned.
Lu Yin clasped his hands behind his back. “Then let’s knock on the door.”
The Second Nightking was taken aback, but then he actually did raise a hand and make the motion of knocking on a door. As his hand moved forward, ripples spread through space and traveled towards the Xia family’s mainland.
The Second Nightking’s strength was astonishing, as he was second only to a Semi-Progenitor. His power spread out, eventually shaking the entire Seven Courts.
In the depths of the Xia family’s mainland, Xia Ji’s eyes opened. They were cold, and a fierce killing intent flickered in their depths. “How dare that child come here?”
Lu Yin had passed his stellular tribulation, and in doing so, he had defeated a manifestation of Progenitor Chen at the same cultivation realm as him, which had shattered Progenitor Chen’s legend of invincibility. This event had also shaken Xia Ji and caused him to lose his composure. He had then contacted Lu Yin, only to be ridiculed by the youth.
Lu Yin had not only taken control of the greatest inheritance that Progenitor Chen had left with the Cosmic Sect, but he had also created a flawed state of mind in Xia Ji with his stellular tribulation. This had only deepened the Semi-Progenitor’s hatred for Lu Yin. If it was ever possible, Xia Ji wished to kill Lu Yin.
However, as a Semi-Progenitor, it was impossible for Xia Ji to openly attack an overseer who was visiting the Xia family. Dealing with one of the Hall of Honor’s overseers in such a manner would never be allowed, and Xia Ji could only suppress his desire to attack Lu Yin.
No matter what, Xia Ji was still a Semi-Progenitor, which made him the pillar of the Seven Courts. If he attacked Lu Yin, it would implicate the entire Seven Courts and invite disaster upon them. The Seven Courts could not allow anything to happen to Lu Yin while he was visiting them, since the Hui family and Ku family held very different stances regarding Lu Yin, as compared to the Xia Family.
After a moment’s thought, Xia Ji closed his eyes again. He could put up with this situation. He had held himself back and plotted for many years to steal the Skystar Jade Wall, and he had not hesitated to attack even Big Sis’s mercenaries. He could endure this current situation as well.
The moment the Second Nightking announced his presence, he had drawn the attention of every last one of the Xia family’s powerhouses.
Aside from the patriarch, Xia Yi, there was also Elder Xia Meng.
A glint flickered in Lu Yin’s eyes when he saw Xia Yi appear. The patriarch had emerged from Burial Garden through a gate in Blazing Mist Flowzone, and he had destroyed the gate to Burial Garden and even tried to kill Emperor Luo and Chen Huang. His actions had cost the Great Eastern Alliance quite dearly, and the patriarch had subsequently been imprisoned in the Ross Empire’s mobile fortress.
While Lu Yin could not be sure who had released Xia Yi, he believed that it must have been Leaf King.
“So it’s the Second Nightking and Alliance Leader Lu. What brings you to my Xia family’s homeland?” Xia Yi asked. He made no attempt to sound welcoming.
The Second Nightking stepped back, and Lu Yin flashed the patriarch a small smile. “Nan Yuan is someone under your Xia family, correct? He kidnapped an overseer’s grandson in an attempt to control San Shang and the overseers’ council. While the council has already notified your Xia family of the matter, I’ve come to offer an explanation.”
Xia Yi’s face remained calm. “There’s no need for that. We already know what we need to do, and we will eventually send someone to replace Nan Yuan. There’s no need for you to concern yourself with this matter any further, Alliance Leader Lu.”
Lu Yin did not care at all about Xia Yi, as the man was merely the patriarch in name. Instead, Lu Yin turned to Xia Meng, who was gazing back at the young man.
“Senior, it’s been a long time,” Lu Yin said.
Xia Meng was respectful as she looked at Lu Yin. “You have changed a great deal. You were no more than a part of the junior generation when you schemed against Jiuyou, but you’ve already achieved such a terrifying level of strength.”
Lu Yin was surprised by the woman’s response. “How can you say that? I can’t come close to comparing to seniors like you.”
Xia Meng stared at Lu Yin for an intense moment. “Did you meet him in that place?”
Lu Yin nodded, but just as he was about to continue, he glanced at Xia Yi. “Patriarch Xia Yi, you must be busy, and there’s no need for you to stay. I have no intention of visiting your Xia family’s homeland without your welcome.”
Xia Yi’s eyes flared. “Xia Luo is my son. Am I unable to hear word of him?”
“No,” Lu Yin stated bluntly. He had gained the confidence to say no to anyone, and there were some people who did not need to be shown any respect.
Xia Yi became furious. “Alliance Leader Lu, please listen to what I’m saying: Xia Luo is my son!”
“Patriarch, please return,” Xia Meng said softly.
Xia Yi shot a glare at Xia Meng. “Why can I not hear of my son’s situation?”
Xia Meng was disgusted by the man’s actions. “Leave. Don’t force me to do it for you.”
Xia Yi was enraged, but he did not dare try to act against the woman. Xia Meng’s strength far surpassed his own, and he knew that he stood no chance against her.
Xia Yi was helpless, and he had no choice but to leave. However, he shot a glare full of resentment at Lu Yin before leaving. He should have killed the kid in Burial Garden.
“Xia Yi is gone. Overseer Lu, please tell me,” Xia Meng said as she turned back to Lu Yin.
Lu Yin said, “I did see Xia Luo before returning, and he was doing quite well for himself there. He joined Shenwu’s Sky, and he did not seem to have a low position.”
Xia Meng nodded, uncertain whether or not to believe Lu Yin’s words. “Thank you, Alliance Leader Lu.”
In the entire Xia family, Xia Meng was the only person who actually cared for Xia Luo. She was also the only person who had wanted to save Xia Jiuyou, so Lu Yin held no ill will towards the woman despite knowing there was a high probability that they would become enemies.
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“Alliance Leader Lu, did you come here for anything else besides providing us with an explanation of what happened with Nan Yuan?” Xia Meng asked.
Lu Yin thought for a while. “I’d also like to leave behind a bit of advice.”
Lu Yin’s expression grew more somber. “While there will always be a seat on the overseers’ council for the Seven Courts’ representative, it’s also a position that can be held by anyone, and the representative can be repeatedly replaced. I simply hope that whoever is the next representative to replace Nan Yuan will not try to act against me, as such a headache would be very troublesome for me.”
Xia Meng casually replied, “I will pass your message on to the patriarch.”
“That’s not necessary. Just give it to that old bastard Xia Ji. Xia Yi’s nothing more than useless trash.” As soon as he mentioned Xia Ji, Lu Yin’s entire demeanor changed, and he radiated open hostility.
Xia Meng frowned. “Regardless of what may have happened, Xia Ji is my Xia family’s ancestor, so I must ask you to be more polite, Alliance Leader Lu.”
Lu Yin smiled. “Very well. For your sake, Senior, I won’t insult members of your Xia family.”
Xia Meng could not figure out how to interact with Lu Yin. Despite being a mere youth, he was no longer someone whom she could manipulate.
He had to be the only person in history who had openly insulted a Semi-Progenitor from the Xia family right outside of the Xia family’s mainland.
“Goodbye, Senior,” Lu Yin said.
Xia Meng responded in a rather emotionless voice, “Alliance Leader Lu, regardless of whether you’re a friend or an enemy, you did save countless humans in the Outerverse. For that alone, you have my admiration.”
With that said, the woman turned around and left.