The First Prince watched as his bride flew off, riding the Golden Crow and slowly going farther away. However, he could not do anything.
Who knew how many princes were laughing secretly at this moment?
The First Prince knew that he had caused a huge commotion. He also knew who prompted his father not to show up and help him with it.
The Thirteenth Prince had always been the emperor’s favorite. The First Prince refused to believe that the Thirteenth Prince did not have a hand in this.
The Eighth Prince probably put some effort into this. Without any other surprises, he should be the one delaying the imperial ancestral temple’s patriarchs.
However, the one that angered the First Prince the most was the Ninth Prince.
The Ninth Prince Wang Yan actually brought the Blood Eagle Army to charge into Yan City, openly going against him.
Without the Blood Eagle Army putting the First Prince in danger, Su Hanshan would not have shown up.
If Su Hanshan had not shown up, Pan Huang would not have, either.
However, there were no ifs in this world. Everything already happened; it could not be changed.
The Smiling Daughter Pavilion’s Pavilion Master died, headliner Ling Long chose to leave, and only he remained alone in the vast rubble.
He became like a joke, receiving everyone’s pity and mockery.
This wedding caused a commotion on such a huge scale. Practically everyone in the world knew about it, and everyone in the imperial capital paid attention to it.
A hundred feudal lords and eighteen Noble Clans came to offer congratulations. He enjoyed great prestige and flourishing Luck, appearing awe-inspiring.
However, everything had now changed.
He repeatedly received slaps to the face. In the end, he could not even triumph over a dead person.
Ling Long chose to leave with Ling Yu, who was in the ice coffin, not even willing to spare the First Prince a glance. The First Prince’s dreams of obtaining a beauty shattered.
Su Hanshan swept his gaze around. However, he did not bother looking at the dispirited Wang Fei. Instead, his gaze fell on Su Ye.
Su Hanshan’s figure flashed, and he appeared before Su Ye. After some thought, he said, “How have you been in recent years?”
Su Ye felt stunned. Unexpectedly, the old ancestor Su Hanshan, the Su clan’s god-like being, still remembered her.
“I’m still doing alright.”
Su Hanshan said calmly, “Your father misses you. Come back with me. In the end, you have the Su Clan’s blood flowing in your veins. Your talent should not be wasted.”
Su Ye immediately felt some anger in her heart. It turned out that it was her talent that interested Su Hanshan. She immediately replied, “Ancestor, thank you for your efforts. However, Su Ye will never return to the Su Clan. All the more I will not meet with that man who is worse than a beast.”
Seeing the undisguised hate and disgust in Su Ye’s eyes, Su Hanshan stopped speaking.
Su Hanshan also knew about what happened back then.
However, a woman from a pleasure quarter did not have a good reputation. It would have been fine had Su Ye’s father not become the Clan Head. However, after becoming the Clan Head, he could no longer be associated with Su Ye’s mother. Otherwise, it would be embarrassing for a famous Noble Clan.
Upon seeing Su Ye’s attitude, Su Hanshan did not try persuading her further. He only said, “You can come back anytime you want,” before leaving.
Given the situation, Pan Huang did not linger, either.
With these two’s strength, they could enter or leave any forbidden lands in the Great Thousand Realms at will.
As for Xiao Chen and Chu Chaoyun, they still had not achieved such levels of strength; it would be difficult for them to come and go so easily.
After the two leaped down from the Smiling Daughter Pavilion’s roof, they landed amid the Hundred Fairies of the Pear Garden.
Xiao Chen nodded to Su Ye, then walked over to a woman holding a bamboo pipe amid the Hundred Fairies of the Pear Garden. He performed a cupped-fist salute and said, “Many thanks for Holy Daughter’s assistance. I am endlessly grateful.”
That was right. This woman playing the pipe with the Hundred Fairies of the Pear Garden was the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter, whom Xiao Chen sought assistance from through a letter.
However, the Holy Daughter’s face always remained shrouded in a layer of mist, making it easy for others to overlook her.
Furthermore, the Holy Daughter hid among the Hundred Fairies of the Pear Garden; no one paid any attention to her. In fact, no one even knew.
However, this suited the Holy Daughter’s usual style. The Heavenly Fragrance Holy Land had always been neutral, not interfering in any quarrel.
Assisting with that was already the limits of their bottom line.
“Young Master Xiao is too polite. My Heavenly Fragrance holds you in gratitude; there is no reason for me to decline.”
The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter smiled faintly. Despite just standing nearby, she gave the impression of being more than five hundred kilometers away.
There was an innate sense of distance coming from her, deterring others from approaching.
“Xiao Chen, the imperial ancestral temple’s patriarchs are here,” Su Ye said as she pointed to the front at a group of black dots flying over from afar.
When Xiao Chen looked in that direction, he saw a group of the imperial ancestral temple’s patriarchs with extraordinary and terrifying cultivations.
Xiao Chen did not feel surprised at this group of people’s arrival. He even thought that they showed up quite late.
There must have been a “helpful” prince blocking them earlier. Since the wedding was already ruined, that prince no longer saw the need to continue blocking the imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor and patriarchs, letting them come and seek trouble for Xiao Chen.
“Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!”
In a few blinks, the imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor led the other patriarchs over to Xiao Chen and the Hundred Fairies of the Pear Garden.
“Greetings, Lord Imperial Ancestor,” Xiao Chen said with a cupped-fist salute.
“Lord Xiao…how awe-inspiring. Come with me. You are the Heavenly Alliance’s envoy inspector, so I will not kill you. I will decide how to punish you after discussing today’s matter with your Alliance Chief,” the imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor said as he looked at Xiao Chen coldly, not showing any expression.
The imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor did not give Xiao Chen a chance to explain. Neither did he show any intention of wasting time arguing.
Needless to say, Xiao Chen was in big trouble for causing such a huge commotion that practically destroyed a good chunk of Yan City.
No matter what reason Xiao Chen had or how he argued this, he could not account for everything that happened.
Reason did not stand with Xiao Chen if the imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor wanted to take him down. If this commotion were brought to Hua Tianyang, Hua Tianyang would not side with Xiao Chen, either.
Xiao Chen looked around, hoping to see the beggar. However, he could not find any traces of the beggar.
If Pan Huang were here, the imperial ancestral temple’s patriarchs definitely would not dare to push this.
However, Pan Huang clearly did not want to meddle in this matter. When Su Hanshan left, he followed.
“Count me in. If you are taking him away, then take me away, as well,” Chu Chaoyun said as he stepped forward, smiling faintly as he did so.
The imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor narrowed his eyes at Chu Chaoyun and said, “I advise you not to interfere. I am not seeking trouble with you purely on account of the Universe Origin Sect. Don’t go overboard.”
The imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor clearly knew Chu Chaoyun’s current identity and status. He was the Universe Origin Sect’s Holy Son. Although he committed the same offense as Xiao Chen, he was not the mastermind.
Hence, the imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor did not want to go after him. Unexpectedly, the other party took the initiative to stir things up.
“Count me in, as well.”
An exquisite and petite figure flashed and appeared by Xiao Chen’s side. It was Ao Jiao, who came with the Golden Crow.
The Solar Divine Daughter!
“Senior, there is indeed nothing wrong with taking Young Master Xiao away. However, if you want to give out punishments, you have to be fair. The First Prince killed Young Master Xiao’s martial nephew for no good reason. A life for a life. If Young Master Xiao’s martial nephew did not die, today’s matter would not have happened,” the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter said softly after walking over with her bamboo pipe.
“Who are you now?”
The imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor felt incredibly enraged. Xiao Chen’s friends all had high statuses, each one higher than the one before.
First, it was the Universe Origin Sect’s Holy Son, Chu Chaoyun. Then, there was the Solar Divine Daughter. Now, a mysterious woman appeared from somewhere.
However, when the imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor took a closer look and recognized the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter, his expression changed slightly.
To think that it is the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter!
“Pardon the offense. I did not see clearly earlier and did not recognize you as the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter.”
The imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor had to swallow his anger and apologize.
“It’s fine. However, I stand by what I said. Young Master Xiao definitely made a big mistake; there is no argument about that. However, the matter of this prince indiscriminately killing someone has to be accounted for, as well. Otherwise, it will result in injustice. That would become a big joke.”
The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter also stepped forward. However, she was smarter than Chu Chaoyun or Ao Jiao. From start to end, she kept raising the matter of Wang Fei killing Ling Yu.
The people that stood up for Xiao Chen greatly startled the cultivators watching in Yan City.
None of them expected Xiao Chen to have so many friends with powerful backgrounds.
Even more shocking was that the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter showed up.
“What nonsense! This prince did not kill any Ling Yu. That person committed suicide. What does that have to do with me? Holy Fragrance’s Holy Daughter, you may be the Holy Daughter there, but in my dynasty, you are just a mere woman. Making wild accusations of this prince is also a heavy offense,” the First Prince Wang Fei yelled in anger.
Wang Fei had already completely embarrassed himself. If he still could not take Xiao Chen down at this stage, it would be like receiving a slap to his right cheek after receiving one on the left. He could not swallow this.
The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter retorted coldly, “Is that so? In that case, do you dare to swear to give up your rights to enter the Ancient Yan Emperor Tomb if Ling Yu’s death has anything to do with you?”
Wang Fei felt stifled. How could he dare to make such an oath? He snorted angrily. “Humph! I can’t be bothered with you. Imperial Ancestor, just take this fellow down. After wrecking an imperial wedding and humiliating the Royal Court’s prestige, he deserves death.”
“May the Lord Buddha preserve us! Peace prevails! Peace prevails! On my master’s orders, I am here to capture Xiao Chen and bring him back to the Hidden Spirit Temple for punishment.”
Just as the imperial ancestral temple’s Imperial Ancestor hesitated and the two sides could no longer wait, a Buddhist greeting rang out. A youthful monk turned into a beam of silver light and descended from the horizon.
Last chapter of the month. As usual, there's no chapter on the 1st of every month.
Also, would just like to say that I am almost done translating the entire IMDC novel. The final chapter should be released somewhere in late April or early May. However, the higher-tier Patreons would be able to access the final chapter somewhere in March. I will release a list of which tiers will receive the final chapter during which month. On top of the final chapter, there are also six epilogues following that. I will also provide a list for which tier will receive the last epilogue in which month as well.
When I'm done translating everything from IMDC, Patreon members will also gain access to advanced chapters for my next novel (EIF, Everlasting Immortal Firmament), although only the higher tiers will receive them first as I still need time to rebuild the stockpile. The number of chapters per tier will remain the same as IMDC, including the bonus advance chapters for hitting goals. The IMDC advance chapters and EIF advanced chapters will overlap, just starting from the highest tier, and will increase as the stockpile increases. for example, if there are 80 IMDC advance chapters left and I got 40 EIF advanced chapters, the highest tier will receive all of them, instead of 80 IMDC and 6 EIF for the total of 86 chaps. In this scenario, the tiers that have more than 46 advance chapters will receive EIF chapters as well, but less than 40 (you get progressively more with the higher tiers, as I'm filling the slots from the top.) Phew, hopefully, that was clear.
I will be doing slow public releases of EIF while IMDC is still running and will resume regular 50 chaps a month pace when IMDC is fully released or if I managed to build a reasonable stockpile of EIF, whichever comes first. Basically, see the EIF advanced chapters as what comes after the last IMDC advanced chapters, and the EIF slow public chapters as bonuses as those are done on top of my 50 chaps a month count.
Did some simple counting, but please don't take this list as an absolute as I might have made mistakes, but it should be about there. If you want to count yourself, after February ends, there should be 106 chapters left for the public. I might decide the split the last chapter so in that case, the list might shift backward by one day as it would become 107 chapters left. Of course, this is just taking IMDC into account. There will always be content for every tier, so if the number of IMDC chapters available for your tier is lower than what it is, there will be EIF advance chapters to make up for it. Basically, the number of IMDC + EIF advance chapters will always be more than or equal to the tier you subscribe. Thank you all so much for your support over the past couple of years, and here's to hoping that EIF will be a great story (It is, I read it and liked it more than IMDC).
12 mar 86 True God Realm
16 mar 81 Faux God Realm
20 mar 73 Divine Vein Realm
23 mar 68 Cloud Sea Realm
26 mar 63 Primal Core Realm
02 apr 55 Veritable Personage Realm
06 apr 49 Transcending Mortality
08 apr 44 Martial Emperor
12 apr 39 quasi-Emperor
15 apr 32 Martial Sage
19 apr 27 Half Sage
21 apr 22 Martial Monarch
23 apr 19 Martial King
26 apr 15 Martial Saint
27 apr 12 Martial Grand Master
28 apr 10 Martial Master
29 apr 08 Martial Disciple
02 may 04 Spirit Refinement
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