Chapter 553 Fire Under Black and White Sword Light
Zhuang Huayang’s eyes held a little confusion, which then turned into surprise.
Li Baitian’s words contained so much information and represented so many things.
Zhongzhou State, Xuanyuantai, Lin Clan.
Every word was essential and was something that Zhongzhou State had secretly been expecting for a long time.
The Lin Clan lived away from the world in Switzerland. They had hardly been involved in any affairs in Dark World. In this state, and in the time that Peak elites can represent everything in Invincible Realm, the Lin Clan was absolutely worth the efforts of any force to draw them in. Zhongzhou State had tried several times, but the Lin Clan had given no response.
But now, Lin Youxian had joined East Emperor Palace. It was a perfect start. Once he became Nightmare Army’s Commander, he had to take on Zhongzhou State’s nationality and he even needed to join its political party. After all, he was the heir of the Lin Clan. Even though the Lin Clan allowed Lin Youxian to develop a branch independently, given his relationship with the Lin Clan, the Lin Clan might change their attitude toward Zhongzhou State in the future.
If giant families like the Lin Clan supported a country with the same voice, it would be very troublesome. This support often meant that the supported country needed to pay an unimaginable price. Take the Wang family of Beihai and Zhongzhou State. No one was able to deny that the Wang family of Beihai had made great contributions to Zhongzhou State, but the existence of the Wang family of Beihai would pose as a difficult situation for Zhongzhou State.
The Lin Clan’s Young Master joined East Emperor Palace, so that the Lin Clan would have another important new branch in the country. After some time, the Lin Clan would be of great influence if its preference leaned toward Zhongzhou State. In Zhongzhou State’s opinion, this was the real win-win situation.
“No wonder… no wonder…”
Zhuang Huayang murmured to himself a little, and suddenly asked uncertainly, “What does Lin Youxian say?”
“He could follow Tianlan to Eastern Europe. This is already an indication of his attitude. In fact, if he can get rid of the trouble in Eastern Europe, he will be able to meet the headmaster in person today.”
Li Baitian said with a smile.
Zhuang Huayang looked at him intently, without saying a word.
He understood Lin Youxian’s attitude and also Li Baitian’s unspoken words. Did it mean that if Lin Youxian was free today, he would be the representative of East Emperor Palace and would discuss the list with Zhuang Huayang?
In other words, in the future sequencing of East Emperor Palace, Li Tianlan would be No.1 and the actual No.2 would be Lin Youxian.
And judging from Li Baitian’s current attitude, he had no dissatisfaction with this.
For now, the core of East Emperor Palace were just this few people.
After Li Tianlan, there were only Li Baitian and Dongcheng Rushi.
They were all elites who were likely to break into the Invincible Realm. Dongcheng Rushi would not fight for anything. If Li Baitian was willing to give up the Number Two position, Ning Qiancheng and Xu Chu whose talents were just a little bit weaker, would not do anything too. Du Hanyin belonged to Sigh City. Wang Yuetong was in an awkward situation. So, as long as Li Baitian did not dispute it, the core team of East Emperor Palace would be very stable.
To anyone who was looking forward to the future of East Emperor Palace, it was good news.
“I will communicate with the Leading Cadre immediately. Maybe at the graduation ceremony, East Emperor Palace might get the authorization from the Nightmare Army.”
Zhuang Huayang was full of confidence and said this without any hesitation.
If Nightmare Army’s Commander was not Lin Youxian, he would not have been so confident, nor would he even report in. But if it was Lin Youxian, then there was no problem. Zhongzhou State was so very willing to promote Lin Youxian. With the status of the Lin Clan in Dark World, Zhongzhou State was even willing to pay a heavier price. Naturally, Kunlun City would not like the appointment, but it was impossible to oppose it directly, because even if it did, it was useless.
If Gu Xingyun really dared to say no, the whole Zhongzhou State, despite all these councilors and directors, these rich families who were in cooperation with the Lin Clan would teach him to focus on the whole situation.
Li Baitian grinned. He knew the result even before he arrived. He pointed at the list in Zhuang Huayang’s hand and asked, “This?
“I will arrange for it.”
Zhuang Huayang waved his hands and looked at the list again.
Hundreds of names. The oldest person was thirty-one years old. The one with the weakest power had already crossed the Ice-condensing Realm, which meant that he was able to graduate from East Emperor Palace. Most of them were not geniuses, but they still had room to improve. Conservatively, the one who had the lowest potential had reached the peak of Ice-condensing Realm.
From Ice-condensing Realm to Fire-flaming Realm, and from Thunder-shocking Realm to Half-step Invincible Realm.
The starting point of East Emperor Palace was unimaginable, and it had already formed its own talent echelon. If Li Tianlan could break through into the Invincible Realm in a short time, the whole East Emperor Palace would become quite important in the Dark World. Even now, as long as Li Tianlan returned, Zhongzhou State could be regarded as a force that no one in Zhongzhou State could ignore.
The most important thing was that it had just begun.
Three years later, with Li Tianlan’s stable development in Zhongzhou State, how many people will want to join East Emperor Palace when these graduates graduated? And for those people who joined in East Emperor Palace recently, what would they be like three years later?
Zhuang Huayang had some feelings about this.
Vaguely, he seemed to see a range of surging tides rolling in from a distance, crushing everything and constantly subverting all the orders from the old era.
“A youth is to be regarded with respect…”
He sighed softly.
“Headmaster is overpraising me.”
Li Baitian smiled subtly, “If there is nothing else, I will leave.”
“How could it be?”
Zhuang Huayang said with resignation, “At the graduation ceremony, you need to give a speech, representing East Emperor Palace. Marshal Li does not have time to come back. Won’t you come and say something?”
Li Baitian was stunned for a while and then he laughed, “It is none of my business. I should not be the one representing East Emperor Palace to give that speech.”
“Then who will do that?”
Zhuang Huayang asked curiously.
“It should be Yuetong.”
Li Baitian answered quietly.
Zhuang Huayang’s mouth twitched a little, as if he could not believe it.
When Sword Emperor of the Wang family of Beihai and Li Tianlan gave tit for tat in Eastern Europe, will the princess from the Wang family of Beihai represent Li Tianlan to give a speech?
“Is it Wang Yuetong?”
He could not help asking.
Li Baitian shook his head and said,” No, just Yuetong.”
Wang Yuetong was going up a mountain.
Mount Dibing’s plain path was getting farther and farther behind her.
She walked in silence. She did not ride in a car, but was walking step by step and observing the beautiful scenery around Mount Dibing.
She had not left Mount Dibing for a long time, but this time when she returned, she felt as if it was a different world.
She was thinner but more beautiful. She used to be stubborn and lively, but now she was strong and calm. In this short time, she felt as if she had been through a complete transformation. In another word, she had changed from being naive to becoming more mature.
Passing through the mountainside, she was now approaching the top of the mountain.
Over on the mountain top, there was a classic pavilion. In the exuberant summer, the pavilion nestled among the flowers and grass, lonely yet elegant.
Xia Zhi was looking at Wang Yuetong in the pavilion. Her eyes were filled with pity and resignation.
Wang Yuetong hesitated and she stopped, as she looked Xia Zhi without saying a word.
“Why did you not come by car?”
Xia Zhi asked quietly, coming over and tidying her daughter’s hair.
Wang Yuetong did not say anything, only softly addressing her, “Mother…”
“Did you think it through?”
Xia Zhi said softly, “If you did, come back home. I will get someone to clean your room.”
Wang Yuetong shook her head and said gently, “I just want to come back and see you, mother. Just for a little while. I will leave later.”
“Where ever you are, until you arrive at Mount Dibing, then can you return.”
Xia Zhi’s voice was very gentle but firm.
Wang Yuetong bit her lips and did not say a word.
Xia Zhi did not want to embarrass her daughter. She sighed, touched her hair and said softly, “Did you miss me? Or do you have something else to do? Of course, if you want me to ask your father to spare Tianlan, then don’t. At this time, I cannot persuade him. And I am in no position to do so.”
Wang Yuetong shook her head and smiled sadly, “The last time I left, I have made up my mind. No matter what happens, I will not embarrass my father and him.”
Xia Zhi looked at Wang Yuetong quietly, with relief in her eyes.
If she did not want to embarrass both sides, then she was the only one who would be embarrassed.
“Do you feel wronged?”
Xia Zhi asked lightly.
Wang Yuetong shook her head again and said softly, “Not at all.”
Xia Zhi was in a trance. She thought of the Trial Day in Eastern Europe.
That night, even when Snowdance Corps collapsed and Li Tianlan was in a life-threatening situation, Wang Yuetong did not ask for help.
She did not call Xia Zhi or Wang Tianzong.
That night, Eastern Europe was turned upside down.
That night, everything was changing rapidly in Zhongzhou State.
That night, Tiannan was anxious, feeling that the night seemed like a year.
What did Wang Yuetong think about during that night?
“Tianlan will not die this time. Your father can’t kill him in Eastern Europe because of his current status. But you silly girl, do you know that President Li Huacheng will bring nearly sixty families to Eastern Europe? Most of them are with the Giant Group. Other families, including the Special Warfare Group, need Li Tianlan’s agreement, if they want their share of the profit. He would be in contact with more and more people, and his foundation will be even more stable. Your father does not want this happen in any case. He could not take any action against Tianlan, but it does not mean that he could not take actions against others.”
Xia Zhi said sadly.
Wang Yuetong’s face turned white for a while, but she shook her head and said, “Mother, I did not come here to listen to these.”
Xia Zhi sighed again and said in resignation, “Well, what do you want to tell me?”
“I came to attend the graduation ceremony at Sky Academy.”
Wang Yuetong said softly.
Xia Zhi’s face changed slightly.
“At the graduation ceremony, Yuetong will represent East Emperor Palace to give a speech.”
Wang Yuetong’s eyes were clear and firm.
Xia Zhi’s eyes were still.
Wang Yuetong answered with an “Um”. She seemed more determined.
Xia Zhi sighed lightly.
Yuetong was not Wang Yuetong or Li Yuetong.
She did not have a surname?
“Have you ever considered that maybe one day, you will have nowhere to go if you go on like this.”
Xia Zhi said softly.
Wang Yuetong shook her head and said quietly, “I have never thought of that.”
Xia Zhi laughed bitterly. When she wanted to say something more, the whole of Mount Dibing suddenly shook.
It was not an earthquake.
The magnificent Mount Dibing looked the same as before, after the quake.
Suddenly, a burst of Sword Energy shot up to the sky from Mount Dibing.
Endless Sword Energy from all directions stirred up the space.
In the core area of Mount Dibing, a space condensed from the Sword energy suddenly rushed toward the sky.
Everything became dim instantly.
All the colors on Mount Dibing seemed to fade.
Within the Sword Energy was a majestic Sword Light.
It was in black and white.
The black and white Sword Light enveloped the whole of Mount Dibing. The heavens and earth became hazy for a moment.
Wang Yuetong was shocked suddenly.
“This sword is known as Coldness of Nine States.”
Xia Zhi’s voice sounded mysterious.
The black and white sword light glistened slightly.
Under the Sword Light, a burst of fire soared abruptly.
That fire was not strong, but it burned brightly. Even in the black and white Sword Light, its color was still intense.
Xia Zhi had a look of surprise in her eyes for the first time.
“It is Shengxiao.”
“He made a breakthrough.” she said.