Lu Yun felt not one iota of remorse. Miaos faction had been young and weak, consisting of a couple monster spirits in her palace and a group of toll-levying bandits. If it werent for her powerful illusions keeping other immortals at bay, her palace wouldve been overrun long ago.
“Enough about your palace.” He cast her an unimpressed look. “Who do you think Im raiding this tomb for I have better things to do.”
The little fox embarrassedly lowered her head and didnt respond.
“Since the Draggin Prince has granted us permission, well first check out the market, then enter the tomb.” Lu Yun quickly made the decision.
The prince couldnt hear him, but he kept talking about joining Lu Yun in raiding their ancestors tomb. Lu Yun couldnt find an excuse to turn him down; after all, this was the Deaf Princes territory.
The rest of the night passed quietly.
The next day, Lu Yun and the others made their way to Myriad Returns City. Levitating Islands biggest city was located at the heart of the floating island and was jointly governed by the three leading factions of the North Sea—the North Sea monster court, Dark North Sword Sect, and Ingress Island.
Among them, the North Sea court was the foremost faction and had established a sprawling dynasty over the North Sea, while the Dark North Sword Sect and Ingress Island remained independent and outside the courts jurisdiction. Those two were extremely powerful and influential as well.
Myriad Returns City was co-ruled by the three factions, making it the political center of Levitating Island. Although the island wasnt particularly wealthy, it still had something to do with the fabled sacred land, and tomb, of the monster spirit ancestor. Moreover, the island was a gateway into the North Sea and was located at a strategically significant maritime choke point.
Unusually luxurious, the Deaf Princes carriage was as large as a small city and extravagantly adorned with gold and shining immortal treasures. It was more lavish than even Lu Yuns fortress ship. Pulling the carriage were nine dragon-horses, which were all golden immortals!
Golden immortals were considered the royalty of the world of immortals, to be treated with respect no matter where they went, and they might make their way to becoming a local overlord. However, the Deaf Prince had nine of them pulling his carriage! What utter extravagance!
According to him, these dragon-horses were rides the East Sea court raised for this one purpose. Lu Yun clucked his tongue in astonishment and hurriedly declined when the prince offered to gift him a couple such dragon-horses. Although they were speedy, they didnt know how to suppress their cultivation. Once they entered Dusk Province, theyd only be slaughtered by the restriction.
Dark clouds gathered in the sky, isolating the area. An enormous skeletal fortress ship broke through the air, heralded by thunderous rumbles. Standing at the bow was Jiangchen Wushang, clothes fluttering in the wind with dramatic flair and a dao immortal zombie by his side.
“I didnt expect you to latch on to the East Sea monster spirits thigh, Lu Yun!” Jiangchen Wushang called out in a cold voice. The Deaf Prince had only just entered the world, so most didnt know much about him, other than that he was the third prince of the East Sea Court.
Still, Jiangchen Wushang recognized the insignia of the East Sea monster spirits on the carriage. Well, this wasn't so powerful a faction that the Corpse Refiners couldnt afford to offend them.
“What kind of lowly scum dares obstruct this princes way!” The Deaf Prince strode out of his carriage with a flourish. His purple-gold long robe accentuated his tall and wide frame, imbuing him with an imposing presence. His piercing eyes settled on the skeletal fortress ship.
“Its the Corpse Refiners, Your Highness,” the peerless immortal accompanying the prince transmitted with a wary look.
“Corpse Refiners Never heard of them.” There was no insult in the Deaf Princes customary sonorous voice, hed just really never heard of the Corpse Refiners before. Not to mention, well, he couldnt actually hear.
Scowling, Jiangchen Wushang announced, “The Corpse Refiners have no intention of making enemies out of the East Sea monster spirits. You simply need to trade Lu Yun for your freedom. If you dont… youll all die in the Great Formation of Corpse Refinement!”
Jiangchen Wushangs formation was no match for Jin Heyis, but the extravagant carriage in front of him was manned by only a few maids and a peerless immortal. The skeletal ship could easily crush them and refine them all into zombies.
“What kind of faction is the Corpse Refiners” the Deaf Prince muttered to himself, not hearing a word from Jiangchen Wushang. “Ive never even heard of the name before!”
“Surrender Lu Yun!” Jiangchen Wushang boomed again, reluctant to make the East Sea monster spirits his enemies.
“State your name, disciple of Corpse Refiners,” announced the Deaf Prince. “This prince doesnt kill nameless men!”
“The prince” Jiangchen Wushangs face tightened. East Sea royalty was another matter entirely—the Corpse Refiners may not fear them, but the Jiangchen Clan did.
So Lu Yuns gotten involved with a prince of the East Sea monster spirits, but thats fine. Donglin Shaohui carries the Qing treasure called Spirit Light. Well just shift the blame to the Qing Clan!
“This seat is proud of who I am and never hides behind a pseudonym,” said Jiangchen Wushang. “I am Qing Yunhe of the Qing Clan in Nephrite Major, now a disciple of the Corpse Refiners!”
“Pfft!” Qing Han spat his tea all over Lu Yuns face. “Qing… Qing Yunhe” His face twisted in befuddlement.
Qing Yunhe was his second brother and a man of few desires. He never involved himself in any conflict, and instead, conducted himself more like a mortal scholar who perused a wealth of books.
Lu Yun wiped his face clean with a wry smile. “The East Sea spirit monsters rarely enter the continent, so they cant differentiate between the Jiangchen Clan and the Qing Clan.”
“Introduce yourself, fiend!” shouted the Deaf Prince.
“I am Qing Yunhe of the Qing Clan!” repeated Jiangchen Wushang.
“Do you think too little of this prince! Why dont you introduce yourself”
“Qing Yunhe of the Qing Clan!” Veins popped out on Jiangchen Wushangs forehead.
“This prince never attacks nameless vermin!” The princes voice grew even louder.
“Im… Qing Yunhe!” Jiangchen Wushangs confidence crumbled. Had the prince seen through him
“State your name, vermin!” The Deaf Princes rage was building. It was his first time ever facing an enemy, and it was quite an exhilarating experience. He, too, wanted to defeat famous geniuses to prove himself, like his idol, Lu Yun. However, the man kept moving his mouth without saying anything.
“I am Jiangchen Wushang of the Corpse Refiners!” Jiangchen Wushang snapped out.
“Since you refuse to introduce yourself, vermin,” snarled the Deaf Prince, “Ill beat you up until you do!”
Jiangchen Wushang felt an urge to cry. The prince must be doing this on purpose!-