Chapter 1002 I Think You’re a little Lonely
On the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
“Big brother, why do I feel that you’re very lonely?” The little girl was sitting quietly by Mu Tianyang’s side, with her neck tilted to him, her big innocent eyes flashing with curiosity.
Mu Tianyang’s lips curled into a faint smile.
For some reason, he had unprecedented patience with this innocent little girl. He could open his heart to her without feeling any need to be on guard, as if he were facing one of his closest relatives. There seemed to be a wonderful connection between them that was hard to explain.
“Yeah. I don’t have any friends or relatives,” Mu Tianyang said with a smile on his face.
Other than this little girl, nobody had ever seen him smiling over the years.
“Oh, I don’t have any relatives either. My mom and dad are both dead.” A sad look crept onto the little girl’s tender face. However, she was just a child, after all. The pain of separation seemed a little too distant for her, and there was no way for her to feel the deep grief of losing loved ones. Suddenly, she grabbed Mu Tianyang by the sleeve and said, “Big brother, may I be your family so that you’ll never feel lonely in the future?”
Mu Tianyang gave her a soft smile and said, “Family is connected by blood. You didn’t know me before. How could you be my family?”
The little girl was caught in a dilemma.
She lowered her head and thought for a moment. Suddenly, she thought of something. She looked up at Mu Tianyang and said seriously, “How about letting me marry you after I grow up? My dad and mom didn’t know each other at first, but later, they got married and became family.”
Mu Tianyang was stunned. He asked, “What’s your name?”
The little girl said, “Liu Lingzui. My dad likes to drink, so he gave me this name. I think it’s a good name.”
“All right, so I’ll wait for you to grow up.” Mu Tianyang smiled. He didn’t take it seriously.
However, the little girl was more than happy to hear that.
Under the protection of Mu Tianyang’s Qi, she didn’t feel cold at all, though she was at the summit of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain where the cold wind was whistling and snowflakes were fluttering in the air. After a day like a nightmare, she soon fell asleep.
Mu Tianyang stared blankly into the distance.
He had been to Tranquility Academy already.
When he got there, he didn’t present himself publicly. Instead, he hid in the dark and carefully observed the changes that had taken place in the Tranquility Academy over the years. To his great surprise, he found that Tranquility Academy was different than he remembered.
The president of the academy died a long time.
Many of those who he saw back then were still alive.
However, things had changed a lot.
The Tranquility Academy used to be jointly managed by an old Confucian scholar named Kong Yiru and a female literary master named Ji Yingqi. Many rules and regulations had been changed. There was no longer any gloomy atmosphere full of secret scheming, blunt arrogance, strict hierarchy or cruel punishment systems. The Tranquility Academy began to look like a real academy in peace and harmony.
Mu Tianyang heard the disciples reading loudly and saw them respecting and supporting each other. An unprecedentedly harmonious atmosphere pervaded every corner of the academy, and what could be heard everywhere was laughter instead of the sound of cursing or begging for mercy.
All these changes made him feel estranged from the academy.
He suddenly felt that he could no longer return to the place, where he was raised.
“Everything has changed, and I’ve died once. Do I still have a reason for coming back?”
He went to every place in the academy while concealing his physical presence. Given his current power, no one could detect his presence. He listened to conversations and discussions, flipped through some books in the scripture library, and finally figured out what had happened after his death.
At first, he thought Ding Hao would eliminate the Tranquility Academy–a sworn enemy of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect immediately after the great victory at the Frozen Peak so that the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect would become the only dominator in the whole Snow Province. However, the Tranquility Academy had survived and was still thriving vigorously, which was beyond his expectations.
After flipping through some files of the academy, he knew everything that happened to Ding Hao and the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect later.
That made him feel even more bored.
He dropped the idea of staying in the Tranquility Academy. When he came, his initial intention was to restore and revitalize the academy so as to repay the former president who once cultivated him. However, after he saw what the academy was like at the moment, he had a vague feeling that it was the way that the academy should be.
In the end, he left the Tranquility Academy.
Sitting quietly on the ground at the summit of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, he stared at the snow in the distance, feeling a little confused and upset.
The world was so big. Ding Hao, his old opponent, had gone to the legendary immortal land, and even the base of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect had been relocated. Mu Tianyang felt like he had lost his direction and goal in life. Sitting in the world of wind and snow, he didn’t know what he should do next.
“Troubled times are coming. Once the forces from the Land of Divine Grace descend, the entire Land of Infinity will surely fall into a chaotic state of killing and suffering. If you couldn’t grow stronger, you would become a target.” The voice of the Master Devil rang out.
Mu Tianyang looked down at the long sword in his hand.
The Master Devil seemed to know what he was thinking. “You have to do your best. That person’s strength can’t solve all the problems. Even the legendary immortals have once died. To survive in this chaotic world, you must have your own forces to contend against those enemies who may descend to this world.”
Mu Tianyang didn’t say anything.
The Master Devil continued. “Just think about it. If Ding Hao and other people of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect descend from the immortal land someday, can you deal with the entire sect alone? Even if you were a match for Ding Hao at that time, you would still become the loser because the forces of the Swordsmanship-seeking Sect from the immortal land are powerful enough to change history and everything.”
A strange light flashed in Mu Tianyang’s eyes.
The Master Devil’s words inspired him.
“Should I build a force of my own?
“In such a chaotic world, it seems to be a good choice to rise against all odds and become the dominator. That might help me kill boring time and make my life less monotonous and boring...”
Mu Tianyang looked at Liu Lingzui, who was sleeping soundly beside him, and finally made up his mind.
“Well, I’m going to play this interesting game.” He slowly rose to his feet, his eyes flashing with great determination. “However, the Snow Province has to remain as it is. I will start from another place. He-he, now that the predators from the Land of Divine Grace are coming to hunt, I’m going to let them know who the prey is and who the hunter is!”
One day, Mu Tianyang left the Snow Province.
No one knew where he went and what he was going to do.
When a superpower rose in the Northern Region and the mysterious woman in the bridal sedan chair was known to the world, some people would know that a legendary event took place in the Northern Region.
In the past few days, the letters of urgent alert from the Holy Palace of Mysterious Frost flew like snowflakes to the major sects and densely populated cities in the Northern Region.
Even several major forces of the Demon Clan received the alert issued by the Holy Palace of Mysterious Frost.
The news about the opening of the new space gate and the coming of many invaders from a foreign land began to spread wildly in some parts of the Northern Region. The Holy Palace of Mysterious Frost had built very high prestige in the past thousands of years. Mercenaries had already appeared and attacked several places. Given these facts, people soon believed that the alert from the Holy Palace of Mysterious Frost was true.
The extremely intense relationship between the Human Clan and the Demon Clan suddenly relaxed because of the threat from more powerful invaders.
The attacks that had taken place showed that the frenzied invaders not only attacked members of the Human Clan on this land, but they might be more interested in the Demon Clan.
The reason was that for mercenaries from the Land of Divine Grace, the furs, inner elixirs, bones, and even flesh and blood of masters in the Demon Clan were highly valuable raw materials that they could bring back to the Land of Divine Grace for sale at a good price. They ranked the Demon Clan below the Human Clan and deemed the members of the Demon Clan as food and prey.
Several considerably large forces of the Demon Clan in the Northern Region were attacked by mercenaries from the Land of Divine Grace and suffered heavy losses. Some demons in the Demon Saint Realm were captured alive, skinned, and tortured in various ways.
The less powerful masters of the Demon Clan got beaten so badly that they showed their original forms. They were transported to the Land of Divine Grace like animals. The cute and lovely ones ended up better and were sold as pets. Those who looked fierce were killed directly or sent to the butcher’s market or pubs and restaurants where they were slaughtered and cooked as meat.
In less than a month, all places of the Land of Infinity had been attacked to varying extents. In the battles between the mercenaries from the Land of Divine Grace and the forces of the Human Clan and the Demon Clan on the Land of Infinity, sometimes the former won, sometimes the latter won. In general, the forces of the Land of Infinity, which were caught off guard, suffered heavier losses.
For many major powers on the Land of Divine Grace, the best way to seize and colonize a new world was to send countless mercenaries to destroy and kill.
When the original order of the new world was destroyed and all potential dangers were detected after some time, the real top sects and powers would descend to the destroyed world to make new rules and dominate everything there.
Mercenaries were used as cannon fodder to forge and explore the path forward.
They were well aware of that.
Nevertheless, they were willing to take risks and adventure into a new world because of the massive wealth and temptation hidden in the new world. If they were lucky enough to get something precious, they might make a great fortune overnight and get away from the notorious life full of killing and blood.
However, for the people on the Land of Infinity, this meant that an unimaginable disaster was coming.
In less than half a month after the Holy Palace of Mysterious Frost issued the alert, many more mercenaries descended from the Land of Divine Grace to various places in the Land of Infinity. They attacked all the forces that they could defeat. The sects and populated cities of both the Demon Clan and the Human Clan unexceptionally became their targets.
Once they won the battle, they would plunder madly.
In less than a month, a large number of local sects and forces on the Land of Infinity had fallen. For the large sects that were well known in the Northern Region, such as the Wuji Sect, the Heaven Spirits Sect, the Daybreak Sect, the Sailing Sect, the Ziji Sect and the Heavenly Guard Valley, their bases were razed to the ground overnight, and countless masters were killed or injured.
Eve super sects like the Blue Cloud Sect, the Extermination Swordsmanship Sect, and the River Palace were attacked and harassed by unknown forces.
In the other major regions outside the Northern Region, the situation was largely the same.
The real troubled times began.
People were plunged into the depths of suffering.
Living creatures were tortured and killed mercilessly.
Blood flowed in streams.
Corpses and bones piled up like hills.
The most terrifying doomsday finally came. The living creatures on the Land of Infinity had never expected that the doomsday would come because of the invasion of forces from another land instead of the holy war between the Human Clan and the Demon Clan.