Chapter 661 – A Jade Seal Passed Down For 10,000 Years
One year ago, the Tang family’s old ancestor was only at the Profound Saint realm.
In order to save Luo Tian back then, he had used up his spiritual essence. Most likely he still hasn’t recovered after a year. For an expert at the Profound Emperor realm to appear at such a time, most likely no one in Heavenly Sword City was an opponent.
Luo Tian’s heart sank.
He carefully observed the logo on the old man’s chest, “A person from Heavenly Plume City?”
After observing the old man’s face, he quietly left the area.
Noble Tianyu was killed by Luo Tian.
The young master of the Sea Cloud Sect, Nangong Hao, was also killed by him.
He never imagined that in just a year, two large forces had united just to deal with Heavenly Sword City.
He couldn’t help but start blaming himself.
“I should have pulled out the weeds including the roots, or else the spring wind will definitely let them regrow.” Luo Tian never expected that a single year would give Heavenly Plume City and Sea Cloud Sect the courage to deal with Heavenly Sword City.
“Your granny’s cha-cha!”
The old man swept his gaze past the surrounding area.
His Profound Emperor’s battle aura surged out. His spiritual senses were like the sea as it swept out and enshrouded everyone on the street.
He furrowed his brows.
The old man then said: “There are no experts around. The Fire Leopard was already tamed yet why would it suddenly jump around like that? My presence couldn’t deter it and it even caused such injuries to its owner. What exactly happened?”
Immediately after, the old man sent out his senses once more and still couldn’t detect any auras of an expert.
He didn’t see anything strange happen previously either.
A Profound Emperor ranker can detect a Profound God ranker?
Even if Luo Tian stood in front of him, the old man still wouldn’t be able to sense a Profound God ranker.
The old man’s figure moved and instantly went back into the palanquin, “Let’s go!”
Luo Tian stayed within the crowd for a bit longer while watching the little girl jump into the embrace of her mother. Only then did he disappear into the direction of the Imperial Palace.
Tang Jiu was frowning with an unsightly look on his face.
He had become much more mature this past year while giving off a faint aura of an Emperor. Every move he made had an aura of authority, but this kind of aura in front of experts was still too weak.
Half an hour ago, he almost kneeled on the ground from his opponent’s oppressive pressure.
As a monarch of a nation, he actually almost kneeled on the ground. The reputation of the Great Tang Dynasty will definitely be affected if this matter was to spread out.
“Old ancestor isn’t here.”
“The Imperial Palace doesn’t have an expert supporting it.”
“If this continues…”
Tang Jiu’s face darkened as he softly said: “Not to mention the Profound Emperor realm, my cultivation hasn’t even reached the Profound Saint realm yet. Even if I improve my Emperor’s aura to the best of my abilities, I still won’t be his opponent. Who would’ve imagined Heavenly Plume City was able to find a Profound Emperor expert to support them in just a year. If this continues… the Great Tang Dynasty will fall during my reign.”
Even since the Devil Monarch Skysoul incident, Heavenly Sword City hasn’t enshrined any experts to support it.
They no longer trusted any of them.
The old ancestor of the Tang family went out on an adventure not long ago, hoping to find a chance to break through into the Profound Emperor realm.
Even their strongest General, Wang Jinke, wasn’t present in Heavenly Sword City right now. There was no one in the entire city that could resist a Profound Emperor expert, and this made Tang Jiu extremely anxious. Heavenly Plume City only gave them three days of time. If they didn’t give an appropriate reply in three days, they were going to slaughter everyone in Heavenly Sword City.
“What should we do?”
“What should we do?”
Tang Jiu looked at all his civil ministers and military generals and said with some anger: “Do none of you have any good solutions?”
He could govern a nation without any problems.
In this one year’s time, he was able to double the standard of living for his citizens in the Great Tang Dynasty. But for him to fight against an expert at the Profound Emperor realm, all he could say was that he had the heart but lacked the strength. It was useless no matter how desperately he tried to cultivate.
“It would be great if Prince Consort Luo was here. He will definitely have a way to deal with the City Lord of Heavenly Plume City and that Nangong Jue.”
“He offended the Starsea Immortal Sect before he could become an immortal sect disciple. I’m afraid he can’t even protect himself this past year, so where would he have the time to bother with our Heavenly Sword City? Those immortal sect disciples all look down on us mortals.”
“Prince Consort Luo isn’t that kind of person.”
“What use is there to discuss such things? He’s currently in Mount Hua Immortal Sect. Even experts at the peak of the Profound Venerate realm will take a month to rush there to bring him the news. I’m afraid Heavenly Sword City will be gone within a month’s time.”
“The young masters of Heavenly Plume City and the Sea Cloud Sect were both killed by Luo Tian. Why has it become our Great Tang’s responsibility now? If they have the guts, they should go to Mount Hua Immortal Sect to look for Luo Tian.”
“Your Majesty, no matter what, we can’t hand over the founding jade seal. It is our Great Tang’s inheritance, one that spans over ten thousand years. We definitely can’t hand it over to Heavenly Plume City. I believe Heavenly Plume City must have an alternative use for it. If they gain possession of it, that is similar to gaining control of the Great Tang.” One of the old ministers said solemnly.
Some nodded in agreement.
Some weren’t declaring their stance.
Tang Jiu sighed internally. He looked at the people inside the hall before saying: “Everyone may leave.”
They couldn’t give any good advice, and it’s also impossible for them to come up with any.
They were simply too weak when facing an expert at the Profound Emperor realm.
This was a world for the strong. When facing off against a stronger opponent, the weak can only submit or die.
Tang Jiu stared off into the blue skies and muttered: “It would be great if idol was here. He can definitely deal with Heavenly Plume City. It’s only that I don’t know how he’s doing right now, or how Feng Lei and the others are doing either.”
“Tang Tang, junior sister Yue’er, and that little girl Chunchun… I wonder where they are right now, sigh~…”
There were plenty of nights where Tang Jiu was thinking of them.
Even in his dreams, he wanted to follow Luo Tian to brave dangers and go on adventures. But he couldn’t do it because he couldn’t just leave the Great Tang behind.
There was a moment of silence.
Tang Jiu held up the founding jade seal and started turning it over to carefully observe it. He didn’t find any clues from it and could only tell it was carved from an ordinary black jade. A dragon head carved onto a square seal, nothing special could be seen at all. “What does the City Lord of Heavenly Plume City need this jade seal for? It definitely cannot be something as simple as controlling the Great Tang. There has to be another use for it.”
“It doesn’t matter what use it has, all I know is that we cannot hand over the jade seal to them. An item passed down to us from the old ancestor cannot be lost under my watch.”
Passed down for ten thousand years!
What use does the founding empire’s jade seal have?
Tang Jiu didn’t know.
An entrance to the Imperial Palace.
Luo Tian was stopped there.
“Is the Emperor someone you can see just because you want to see him?”
“Go away and play somewhere else.”
“Kid, I’m going to tell you one last time – the Imperial Palace is an important place so random people are not allowed entry.”
“What’s the ruckus about? Why are you guys so loud?”
At this time, a leader-like person walked over and glared at the two guards. He then glanced at Luo Tian and said: “This brother, the Imperial Palace is an important place, so outsiders aren’t allowed to…”
Before he could finish speaking, that person’s expression drastically changed. His brows were furrowed as he tried to think with all his might. His eyes suddenly widened as he gasped out: “Pri…”
Luo Tian smiled and made a gesture of silence with his hand.
That person was incomparably excited and quickly shouted: “He is the Emperor’s honored guest! Immediately let him through!”
There were many changes in a year’s time but many people still recognized Luo Tian.
Luo Tian didn’t hesitate as he quickly entered the Imperial Palace.
The guard leader following behind Luo Tian was incomparably excited. “Prince Consort, you’re finally back! Heavenly Sword City can be saved now!”