Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 1366
“Thanks to you, my name’s now famous across the whole world. This feels great! Alright, enough talking to you. There’s lots of people lining up to hang out with me” Liu Wanwan said. Everything was thanks to Tianming’s prestige as a nonabane.
After she left, the imperial marshal of the Divineglory Dynasty wanted to meet him, but he said he didn’t have time and went straight to the Violetglory Pagoda. It seemed a little weird that it wasn’t the princess that asked to meet him this time. He suspected the Divineglory Dynasty to be behind this matter, and naturally, the princess could have personally been responsible for it. There was no chance she would have attempted something like this had she known that he was a nonabane.
“No matter what she does to me, I don’t really care. She’s only a stepping stone for me to reach the eighth level of the pagoda.” He didn’t care about the princess as long as she wasn’t out there giving trouble to his acquaintances, nor did he care about the Violetglory Star. “Looks like the next stepping stone will let me cultivate using caeli imperius! Ye Chen, I’m coming for you.”
A day later, news of the appearance of a nonabane had spread like wildfire across the Violetglory Star, whipping up a storm. Even though Tianming didn’t show up, countless people were trying to track him. He also ignored a few of the imperial marshal’s requests to meet.
“The Ninedragon Imperial Tomb is a divine astralship. If I can get a miniature nova source to power it and restore its cruising capabilities, I might be able to reach the Violetglory Star one day.” Even so, Orderia and the Violetglory Star were similar in many respects. If he could settle down here, there would be no need to go there at all.
The eighth level was filled with some of the best solarian caeli, with the weakest ones being about the tenth level. There were easily millions of twelfth-level solarian caeli there, making it quite the cultivation haven for him. Not even the Xuanyuan Dragon Sect would be able to provide him with something like that. Though the celestial orderians might have some, they definitely wouldn’t have them in such numbers. In essence, Tianming’s cultivation environment was far better now than if he had gone to the Xuanyuan Dragon Sect.
However, the people he had been waiting for at the Azurecloud Continent had arrived right after he’d only gotten a taste of the arcane mysteries on the eighth level. He had brought three six-star universal manna for him and would be an important helper in his fight to take over half of the continent. He was none other than the head of the guest wing of the Xuanyuan Dragon Sect, and also had the position of grand minister. His name was Yang Ce, and he was lower in the hierarchy to nobody but the Seven Dragon Imperials. He was basically in charge of all the external affairs of the sect. Before the Veildragon Palace had invaded, he was the steward of all the mines and divine herbs of the sect.
Since he had arrived, Tianming left the wondersky realm and welcomed him with Long Wanying. As he was someone from Long Wanying’s sect, Gujian Qingshuang didn’t have any objections to him being there, knowing that he was actually incredibly powerful despite his young age. Once, he had been the top on the imperial star ranking, but he wasn’t recruited into the Sky Palace back then. As for Ye Dongliu and Ye Buzhiqiu, they were staying rather silent. These days, the father and son were rather earnest, not that they could act otherwise under Tianming’s control. With their lives in his hands, they were nervous even as they left for toilet breaks.
At the Celestial Welcome Hall, a black-robed man with cold, but handsome features landed in front of Tianming and the rest. His hair was bound in a ponytail and he had a slender figure. Being dressed rather simply and neatly, he gave the appearance of a calm and quiet person. He glanced at Long Wanying without saying a word.
“How is it over there?” Long Wanying asked with worry.
“There’s no solution for now. We’ll keep dragging it out until an opportunity shows,” Yang Ce said with a deep voice. After that, he tepidly greeted Gujian Qingshuang.
“Grand Minister, your cultivation level is even higher than I remember,” Gujian Qingshuang said. With more and more powerful people coming, he had less and less authority over the matter of the divine tree. Nowadays, even Shi Yan couldn’t do much and was merely waiting for reinforcements from her sect.
“You flatter me,” Yang Ce said.
Knowing the quiet nature of the grand minister, Gujian Qingshuang didn’t force the conversation. It didn’t take long before they went back to what they were doing.
Long Wanying brought Yang Ce to the Sixth Sword Branch. “It’s best that you stay here instead of going back. We need your help,” she said.
“Alright,” he agreed without even asking what it was they needed help with. He really didn’t waste any words.
“Now, give Tianming what you brought him.”
“Alright.” Yang Ce took out three treasure boxes and handed them to Tianming, giving him a close look as he did so. “I heard you defeated Li Haochen. Many of us were truly thrilled to hear that.”
“Yeah. Celestial orderians aren’t undefeatable, after all.”
“I like your spunk,” he said, giving him a thumbs-up.
“Tianming, go let your lifebound beasts evolve. I’ll tell him the details of what we’re up to,” Long Wanying said.
“Okay.” This was something that had to be broken to Yang Ce with care, though with the Ye duo as a precedent and given Yang Ce’s personality, Tianming felt that it wouldn’t be any trouble to ask him for help. However, they would still need an opportunity before they could ‘hunt’ Gujian Qingshuang. The plan had to be perfect when the time came.
Tianming had heard that Yang Ce was a totemancer, rather than a beastmaster, but he was from the dark totem line, a line that had nothing to do with the celestial orderians. Even so, they still had a long history on Orderia. Their line had fallen a lot over the millennia thanks to the oppression of the celestial orderians.
Yang Ce was also the leader of the other line of totemancers. They weren’t that huge in number and they had been part of the Xuanyuan Dragon Sect for many years. Naturally, he was quite powerful given his position as their leader. Long Wanying said that he would have no issue killing Gujian Qingshuang in a fight, but completely subduing him would still be difficult. If Yu Ziqian were on their level, his control over the cauldron would be much more powerful, which would raise their chances of success.
“I hope they can effectively work together when the time comes.” Now that he had control over the Ye duo, Yin Chen had gained access to their mines and was able to greatly multiply. However, it was still hard for it to spread to the Supracloud Sanctuary to get detailed reports about their plans.
“Let’s focus on evolving first.” He left them to their conversation and headed back to Fairman Peak. He planned to give the manna to Meow Meow, Lan Huang, and Xian Xian. When he arrived, he sat in front of a stone desk and opened the three boxes to inspect the manna. The first was a vortex covered in lightning bolts, within which were eight trigrams. Even the lightning around it was arranged in a formation. There were six stars within, each of them shining brightly with mysterious and arcane forces. “This manna is called the Eight Trigram Boltsoul and it was given by the Saintdragon Emperor….” He would remember this favor and repay it one day.