Chapter 2985: The Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation
The Emperor of the Supporting Fall Nation, Hu Lin Yi, stopped on his tracks and looked ahead.
Duan Ling Tian and the others came to a halt as well and followed Hu Lin Yi’s gaze.
A group of people was flying toward them at this moment. The leader of the group was an average-built middle-aged man dressed in a green robe. He had a majestic air about him; it was obvious he was a man of high status.
Two old men flanked him closely from behind. One of them carried a long sword on his back while the other carried a long knife at his waist. Their expressions were solemn, their gazes cold, and their auras were domineering.
Nine people stood behind the two old men. Among the young people, there were two middle-aged men and an old man. Out of these nine people, only one was a woman.
‘Emperor Xue?’ Hu Lin Yi raised an eyebrow as he led his group to greet the middle-aged man.
At the same time, Huang Jia Long sent a Voice Transmission to Duan Ling Tian. “Brother Duan, these people are from the Southern Qi Nation. The leader of the group is Xue Ming Cai, the Emperor of the Southern Qi Nation. I’ve met him once before. Just like His Majesty, he’s also a Two Forms Celestial King. The relationship between the two emperors has always been strained. It’s inevitable that they will quarrel now that they meet each other…”
As the two emperors drew closer to each other, their animosity toward each other was almost palpable.
“Emperor Xue.” Hu Lin Yi looked at Xue Ming Cai frostily.
“Emperor Hu, I heard that the Supporting Fall Nation has a genius sectless cultivator among the participants of the Southern Heaven Combat. A mere sectless Heaven Stage Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial managed to defeat a peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial who’s also the most outstanding son of the City Governor of Passage City. I wonder, who among these people is the talented sectless cultivator?” Xue Ming Cai faintly smiled as he looked at Hu Lin Yi. After he finished speaking, he swept his gaze across the people standing behind Hu Lin Yi. After a brief moment, his eyes stopped on Duan Ling Tian. It was obvious he had already known how Duan Ling Tian looked like.
A disdainful smile bloomed on Hu Lin Yi’s face as he replied, “I’ve also heard that the Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation has comprehended the law of thunder and become the strongest peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial in your nation. Emperor Xue, are you thinking of a duel between the second prince and Duan Ling Tian?”
With Duan Ling Tian on his side, Hu Lin Yi faced Xue Ming Cai confidently. In his opinion, even if Duan Ling Tian could not defeat the Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation, the battle would, at least, end in a draw.
“You really know me very well, Emperor Hu. What do you think? Are you interested in betting on a duel between my son and Duan Ling Tian?” Xue Ming Cai asked with a smile and narrowed eyes.
Upon hearing Xue Ming Cai’s thinly-veiled provocations, Hu Lin Yi frowned slightly. He sent a Voice Transmission to Duan Ling Tian immediately. “Duan Ling Tian, Xue Ming Cai and I are mortal enemies. He intends to humiliate me if I lose the bet. If you’re willing to duel with his son, you can keep the winning bets if you win. If you lose, I’ll pay for it. You’ll be rewarded even if the battle ends in a tie.”
Since Duan Ling Tian was a sectless cultivator and was not from the Supporting Fall Nation, Hu Lin Yi knew his relationship with Duan Ling Tian was based on mutual benefit. Therefore, he had to obtain Duan Ling Tian’s agreement before he agreed to Xue Ming Cai’s proposition.
“Your Majesty, you’re being too courteous. I’ll agree to his bet,” Duan Ling Tian replied via Voice Transmission. His eyes gleamed with fighting spirit when he spoke. Based on Hu Lin Yi’s earlier words, it was clear the Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation was a peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial who had comprehended the law of thunder!
‘I haven’t had a chance to test my skill after I comprehended the law of earth’s Earth Elemental Profundity. A battle with the Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation is a good chance for me to test my skills and gauge my current strength,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
After obtaining Duan Ling Tian’s permission, Hu Lin Yi narrowed his eyes and said, “Since Emperor Xue is eager for a duel, why not? I must ask, what are the stakes?”
“A King Grade Celestial Weapon,” Xue Ming Cai replied nonchalantly. He could not care less about the stakes. He only wanted to publicly humiliate Hu Lin Yi, his mortal enemy!
“Alright.” Hu Lin Yi was not surprised that only a King Grade Celestial Weapon was at stake. After all, their intentions were similar; they wanted to humiliate the other person.
At this moment, three young men standing near Duan Ling Tian and Huang Jia Long began to discuss among themselves.
“The Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation has comprehended the law of thunder?”
“I heard that he’s a cultivation genius. He’s already a peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial even though he’s only slightly above 200 years old. What’s even more shocking is that he has already comprehended the law of thunder!”
“That’s right. One has to, at least, master one profundity before one can be considered as comprehending the law. In other words, the second prince must have, at least, comprehended the Fundamental Profundity of the law of thunder, the Thunder Elemental Profundity!”
“A peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial who has comprehended the Thunder Elemental Profundity is extremely powerful. I’m afraid with just one blow…” One of the young men trailed off as he furtively looked at Huang Jia Long. It was clear he thought Huang Jia Long was no match for the Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation at all.
Upon hearing this, Huang Jia Long scoffed before he looked at the young man who had spoken with an icy gaze.
The young man felt chills running up his spine and his face paled when he saw Huang Jia Long’s frosty gaze.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian stepped forward and stood next to Hu Lin Yi. His movement shifted Huang Jia Long’s attention away from the young man.
Upon seeing this, the young man who was drenched in cold sweat sighed in relief. He knew very well that if Huang Jia Long wanted to kill him, even the Emperor of the Supporting Fall Nation would not stop Huang Jia Long.
The young man’s two companions learned from his mistake and no longer spoke, afraid of offending Huang Jia Long.
Meanwhile, Huang Jia Long asked through Voice Transmission, “Brother Duan, are you confident? The Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation is not a simple person.”
“I’m not sure since I’ve yet to meet him, but I’ll try my very best,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
At this moment, some people from the Supporting Fall Nation cried out, “He’s here!”
A young man with medium build walked out from among the nine people standing behind Xue Ming Cai. He came to a stop next to Xue Ming Cai. In terms of appearance and body, he greatly resembled Xue Ming Cai. If he were older, he could even be mistaken for Xue Ming Cai’s brother.
The remaining eight participants from the Southern Qi Nation looked at the second prince of their nation unblinkingly. In their opinion, he was invincible, like the god of war, during the Southern Heaven Combat in the Southern Qi Nation.
“The second prince has comprehended the law of thunder; he’s a force to be reckoned with. Previously, he had easily defeated all eight of us with a single strike.”
“The law of thunder is truly formidable… At least half of us would have died if the second prince didn’t hold back his Celestial Origin Energy that contained the power of the law of thunder!”
“I’ve heard that the sectless cultivator from the Supporting Fall Nation didn’t use any power of law during the Southern Heaven Combat. It’s likely that he hasn’t comprehended any law.”
“That’s no surprise. Not everyone is capable of comprehending the laws. One must have a high level of comprehension. Most importantly, one has to be incredibly lucky to obtain a King Grade Celestial Method or Divine Ability that contains a law.”
Clearly, the eight participants from the Southern Qi Nation were confident the second prince of their nation would defeat Duan Ling Tian.
The Second Prince of the Southern Qi Nation glanced at Duan Ling Tian as he lightly said, “Xue Jing Yu from the Southern Qi Nation.”
“Duan Ling Tian from the Supporting Fall Nation,” Duan Ling Tian replied in a similar manner.
Meanwhile, the people from the Supporting Fall Nation and the Southern Qi Nation began to step back to make space for Duan Ling Tian and Xue Jing Yu.
At this time, the commotion caused by the Supporting Fall Nation and the Southern Qi Nation finally began to attract the attention of the crowd.
“Hm? Are they having a battle there?”
“It seems like those people are from two different factions… Isn’t that Hu Lin Yi, the Emperor of the Supporting Fall Nation?”
“That’s right! And that’s Xue Ming Cai, the Emperor of the Southern Qi Nation!”
“These two men are known to be enemies… It seems like their Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestials are going to fight?”