Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Yang Dingtian was left speechless once again. This world’s top martial artists were so confident in their judgment when it came to selecting a son-in-law. Dongfang Niemie and Ximen Wuya were both similar in this aspect.
“But, your daughter hates me a lot,” Yang Dingtian tried to argue.
“That’s better than being ignored. There’s a thin line separating love and hate. I believe that as long as you try hard, you will be able to win her heart. Yanyan has high expectations when it comes to items but is still very simple and direct. With your intelligence, you should know how to deal with this kind of girl.”
Yang Dingtian recalled Ximen Yanyan’s fiery nature, extremely beautiful and delicate features, fiery well-developed curvy body, character that clearly distinguished between love and hate, and demanding personality that didn’t lack intelligence. Any man would be tempted by this kind of extraordinarily beautiful woman. our work on a thieving site. Thank you kindly.
However, Yang Dingtian had already promised his Master, Dongfang Niemie. His Master had invested everything into him including his life. Since he had already agreed, he was bound to bear this heavy responsibility.
“I know that you probably have a very important reason for going to the Yin Yang Sect. It is one of the three largest groups in the world and their sacred grounds for martial arts is incomparably rich and powerful. However, what the Yin Yang Sect is capable of giving you, it is not impossible for my Cloud Sky City to also give you,” Ximen Wuya stated proudly.
Yang Dingtian felt his mouth go a little dry. He cleared his throat and said, “A man and a woman must complement each other. Opposites attract while those who are alike repel one another. I have Yang Veins and your daughter has the Yang Fiery Body. We are completely similar and would not get along.”
“Nonsense.” Ximen Wuya laughed and rebutted, “I have a pure Yang Body while Yanyan’s mother has a fierce and fiery character. Even so, we still love each other very much.”
“Don’t you see how gentle I am now?” Ximen Wuya asked.
Yang Dingtian nodded and replied, “You’re as gentle as water.”
“But, I really do have a Fiery Yang body. In my younger days, my temper was completely fiery. Although Yanyan’s mother and I love each other a lot, we still fight every few days. Even so, my father-in-law was happy and didn’t bother us. Husband and wife will eventually get back together after fighting, but what is the point if husband and wife don’t fight? Currently, my character has become gentle, partly due to having been disciplined by Yanyan’s mother and partly due to my own cultivation. I have cultivated my Yang Fire into a cold Yin Fire, which caused my character to become cold and indifferent. Then, by combining Yin and Yang’s complementary natures, my character naturally became gentle and tolerant.”
Yang Dingtian was once again stunned. From Ximen Wuya’s simple words, he discovered that the man was extremely powerful, far more powerful than expected. Dongfang Niemie had once said that when Yang Fire was cultivated to a certain degree, it would transform into a blue Yin Fire. Only when this Yin Fire was powerful enough would Yin and Yang blend.
Moreover, Dongfang Niemie had given Yang Dingtian the goal of cultivating to the blue Yin Fire stage within ten years to summon the flame ring.
Now, standing right before him was Ximen Wuya, who had already cultivated to that stage. He was extremely powerful and people’s admiration of him was well-deserved.
“Lord Ximen, your proposal is very tempting. Your generous affection is very moving as well. Finally, your daughter truly moves one’s heart. However, I’m sorry to say that I accept your proposal!”
“Due to certain special reasons, I cannot promise you,” Yang Dingtian reiterated.
After he finished speaking, Yang Dingtian was almost unable to meet Ximen Wuya’s sincere eyes. Yet, he still made the effort and looked up.
For a moment, Ximen Wuya just looked at Yang Dingtian. Then, he lightly sighed with infinite regret and slowly closed his eyes.
Yang Dingtian suddenly said, “Then, are you going to kill me?”
“Why do you say so?” Ximen Wuya replied with eyes still closed.
“In books I’ve read, it is written that whenever the male main character refuses an offer made by the other party, the other party must eliminate the main character in order have one less powerful enemy in the future. Many of the stronger people have this kind of mentality; if they can’t obtain it, they might as well destroy it,” Yang Dingtian replied.
Ximen Wuya laughed and slapped Yang Dingtian’s forehead, saying, “Nonsense, what kind of messed up book did you read.”.
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“Why would I kill you? You’re a good child. On top of that, even after you enter the Yin Yang Sect, we will not necessarily become enemies. Although Cloud Sky City and the Yin Yang Sect are on different sides, and they regard us as traitors, our relationship is way more complex than you can imagine.” Ximen Wuya rubbed Yang Dingtian’s head and continued, “Even if I told you all the particulars now, you wouldn’t understand. Wait until you enter the Yin Yang Sect and you will eventually come to understand.”
“Okay, we’re going arrive at the Yin Yang Sect in Dong Fang Yun province very soon. I will get a boat to send you ashore. Letting others know that you and I are related would be detrimental to your future prospects in the Yin Yang Sect,” Ximen Wuya said with a smile. He then got up to leave.
After reaching the door, he suddenly turned to say, “Child, you can accept my proposal any time before Yanyan gets married.”
“Also, what’s your name?” Ximen Wuya asked.
After receiving the other’s kindness and favor for half a month, Yang Dingtian still hadn’t given Ximen Wuya his name. This was indeed bad mannered, but Ximen Wuya hadn’t asked so Yang Dingtian hadn’t told him.
“I am called Yang Dingtian.”
Ximen Wuya was momentarily surprised before he showed a mischievous expression. He winked and said with a smile, “Good name. It’s very overbearing.”
This cultured and refined great master could actually show this kind of mischievous expression! Yang Dingtian nearly thought that he had hallucinated it.
Immediately, Yang Dingtian blushed in shame and embarrassment. He became even more convinced that Ximen Wuya was a very good person, at least towards him. He was a gentleman with a temperament as mild as water and was not the least bit inflexible.
A day later, the morning sun had just risen over the horizon and cast its light over the surface of the sea. The clouds over the horizon were split, letting a large amount of sunlight through. The seawater was crystal clear.
Not far away, Dong Fang Yun province was already visible. At this moment, Cloud Sky City’s huge ship was merely a few dozen kilometers away from the shore. The area was bustling with ships hanging all sorts of flags. Some ships were big. Others were small. However, none of them were bigger than Cloud Sky City’s ship.
Cloud Sky City’s ship also hung a flag that whipped back and forth in the strong winds. The design was fairly simple. It had a black background upon which was embroidered a blue flame that seemed cold and desolate.
It was obvious that Cloud Sky City’s powerful name was very well-known. The moment the flag was raised, the surrounding ships all made way and gave them a very wide berth. Their ship was the epitome of the phrase “only I am dominant”. There were also some ships that organized their troops and waved their flags towards Cloud Sky City’s large ship to pay their respects.
Yang Dingtian and Ximen Wuya stood at the head of the ship. Witnessing this scene, Yang Dingtian let out a great sigh in admiration. Cloud Sky City was actually so strong and domineering. However, Ximen Wuya’s face was expressionless. He just commanded, “Return the greetings!”
His voice was very deep and could actually be heard throughout the ship. As a result, the ship also began organizing its troops to wave the flag in return and respond with its horn.
“City Lord Ximen, why are there so many ships?” Yang Dingtian asked.
“They are all headed to the Yin Yang Sect. There’s a large gathering every ten years. In particular, this year will commemorate the Yin Yang Sect’s grand ancestor’s 550th birthday as well as the 500th anniversary of the Yin Yang Sect’s founding. All of the influences in the world, be they large or small, righteous or evil, all come to pay their respects without exception.”
“That powerful?” Yang Dingtian was left speechless. There were countless ships of various sizes all around them so he couldn’t help but ask, “There are thousands of people here. When it comes time to host a feast, how will they all fit?”
“How could there only be thousands of people? There are tens of thousands of people.” Ximen Wuya continued, “Each influential Sect and influential Faction leader is allowed to bring several outstanding disciples to pay their respect on Vast Immeasurable Mountain and stay for the feast hosted in the Yin Yang Main Hall. Each small Faction can only send its leader to pay his/her respects to the Yin Yang Sect. They would leave their gifts and depart halfway up the mountain to have lunch in Large Stone Field.”
“Traveling tens of thousands of kilometers, just to deliver a gift and have lunch. Is it worth it?” Yang Dingtian couldn’t help but ask.
“Whether or not it is worth it depends on the thoughts of the people making the journey. Some of them want to take advantage of this occasion to become a disciple of some famous master. Some small factions want to take advantage of the gathering to attach themselves to a famous sect or more influential faction. Some people even want to seize this opportunity to become famous and establish their names. Besides, for this kind of special day, if you come, they might not remember you. But, if you don’t come, they might actually remember you.”
Yang Dingtian once again sucked in a deep breath. Previously, he had already placed the Yin Yang Sect’s position very highly after listening to Ximen Wuya. He couldn’t have imagined that the sect’s position was far higher than what he had thought. It was so strong that, in the eyes of the people in this world, it could practically be described as a “Myth”.
“Furthermore, the world’s three groups are way too high to for most people to reach. An ordinary faction typically would never have the chance to get close to it. This once-a-decade memorial gives them their one and only opportunity to get close. For one day only, the Yin Yang Sect’s sacred gate is opened for them. How could there be people who wouldn’t want to attend?”
Suddenly, a loud whistle sounded out from behind. Despite having come from a large distance away, the whistle sounded as if it were coming from right next to their ears.
Hearing this sound, Ximen Wuya’s expression changed slightly. Then, he ordered, “Lead the ship to the right. Make way for them.”
Yang Dingtian was shocked. This Cloud Sky City was such a powerful influence in the world. Countless ships would get out of their way and pay their respects to them, giving them an arrogant appearance. But now, they had to make way for other people? Who was coming through?
“It’s people from the Xuan Sky Sect,” Ximen Wuya said lightly.
“The Xuan Sky Sect that is one of the world’s three groups?” Yang Dingtian asked.
Ximen Wuya nodded.
Yang Dingtian hurriedly looked back. Due to the strong sunlight, he couldn’t see any ships, but the whistling sound continued. At the same time, several specks appeared over the distant horizon. These specks got closer and closer until Yang Dingtian could finally see them clearly. It turned out that they were three big snow-white birds. Their wingspans were about 10 meters across, and on top of one of them rode a white-clothed man.
The three birds flew in a tight formation and soon passed over Yang Dingtian and the others’ heads.
It was unknown whether this bird was a vulture or a roc. In short, it was a top godly steed. The white-clothed man sitting on top had unsurpassed cleanliness. He was clad in a thick arrogant air as he gazed down at the ships on the sea, seemingly looking at ants.
Truly worthy of being called one of the world’s three groups! Such might and influence could simply never be surpassed in the world.
“How mighty! Is the person on top of the bird Xuan Sky Sect’s Leader?” Yang Dingtian asked.