Chapter 2146: Concessions
On this day, whether or not Ye Futian could utterly defeat the ancient royal family of Duan or not, his name would spread worldwide. This battle would make him famous.
A person at the fifth plane level had actually infiltrated the ancient royal family of Duan. Seventh and eighth plane level Renhuangs could barely last a round against him. And even when a ninth plane level Renhuang appeared, he was still defeated by the hands of Ye Futian. This battle record of his was completely unheard of.
The ancient royal family of Duan’s Giant Gods Continent was a Middle Three Heavens of the Upper Nine Heavens. Ye Futian being able to break into the ancient royal family of Duan meant that he who was at the fifth plane level had already made his way into the ranks of some of the mightiest cultivators of Shangqing Domain. He was truly a fifth plane mighty figure.
Old Ma was also shocked by the strength displayed by Ye Futian over the course of this battle. So, the divine technique of Four Corner Village was only the icing on an already amazing cake that was Ye Futian. The techniques and skills that he possessed were already so amazingly powerful. A person like him was definitely not any weaker than the awakened people in their village. Ye Futian was truly a person who could lead Four Corner Village forward in the future.
Master could not leave Four Corner Village. Ye Futian could become the representative of Four Corner Village.
After all, after Four Corner Village entered the world, they had to stand on the peak of the Shangqing Domain. He himself was not sufficient; they needed someone even stronger to stand up. It was not that Old Ma was too ambitious, but it was necessary. Considering everything that had happened up to that point, if Four Corner Village were not powerful, could not even exist in the world?
Their Four Corner Village was more special than any other factions. As such, they had to stand on the top.
At that moment, within the ancient royal family, figures stepped into the air one by one. They appeared in front of Ye Futian. It was not a lot of people, and they stood in different locations. However, the aura emanating from each of them was terrifying. A strong and oppressive pressure radiated from them. They released the aura from their bodies, and it looked like they were just as powerful as the ninth plane level Renhuang that Ye Futian had just defeated earlier.
While there was not a lot of them, they were truly the strength of the ancient royal family of Duan. Apart from the overlord, they were the key reason why the ancient royal family of Duan could conquer the Giant Gods Continent. Each of them was a mighty figure that could completely change the world just from a few stomps if they wanted to.
Some of them were even figures that the practitioners of the ancient royal family rarely saw in their daily lives. They only stepped up after Ye Futian defeated the ninth plane level Renhuang. Clearly, they were shocked by the battle, hence, why they stepped out of the land of cultivation.
For example, in a spot further away from Ye Futian, somewhere deep within the ancient royal family’s base, an elder stood on top of an ancient palace. He donned a simple long robe, but the power radiating from his body gave a sense that he was immovable. He was an elder of the ancient royal family. He spent most of his days deep in cultivation but was alerted and stepped out due to the earlier fight.
Seeing the appearance of these people, the hearts of the outsiders watching the battle shivered intensely. It looked like even though Ye Futian had defeated a ninth plane level Renhuang, defeating the ancient royal family of Duan was quite impossible. The difficulty was immense. Even some ancient and old monsters had now appeared.
In this place, it was a given that figures who had reached the peak of the Renhuang for many years and were single-mindedly dedicated to breaking their shackles so that they may reach the next level existed. Such figures were too frightening.
None of these people would be easy to deal with. For Ye Futian to go through them and defeat them one by one, it was simply an impossible task.
However, after the battle, no one would ever underestimate Ye Futian. Even if he were to lose right now, his name would still spread far and wide. His exceptional battle record since stepping into the palace was enough.
Among the ranks of ninth plane level Duan ancient royal family cultivators, there was a person who was at the sixth plane level. This person was extremely talented, and his aura was exceptional. Even when he was standing among a group of esteemed ninth plane level cultivators, he did not seem out of place. The Might of the Great Path emanating from his body was not inferior in any way.
This person was the prince of the Duan ancient royal family, Duan Qiong.
Before, he thought that Ye Futian had bitten off more than he could chew. He was sure that Ye Futian would not be able to get past him.
Ye Futian was a fifth plane level Renhuang with a perfect grade Great Path. However, he was a sixth plane level Renhuang who also had a perfect grade Great Path.
They both possessed perfect grade Great Paths. The difference in their plane level was insurmountable. Not to mention, he was the prince of a royal family. It was natural that he had absolute confidence in himself. Ye Futian’s arrival was simply the delivery of some divine techniques.
However, right then, even though he still did not think that Ye Futian was capable of defeating the ancient royal family, at the very least, he was not confident enough to say that Ye Futian’s combat strength was beneath him.
There was even a high probability that Ye Futian was stronger than him.
“Duan Qiong, what do you think your chances of winning are if you were to fight him?” At that time, someone’s voice reached his ears. It was the overlord, Duan Tianxiong’s voice, asking him a question.
“Not much chance at all,” answered Duan Qiong. The power emanating from Ye Futian’s body, the demonic imperial divine brilliance made him feel, albeit slightly, that if he were faced against Ye Futian’s attack, it was likely that he would not be able to withstand more than a few strikes.
“Yes,” answered Duan Tianxiong. “The Donghua Domain actually let someone like this go. Since Ning Yuan did not keep him for himself, he should not have let him leave the Donghua Domain alive. He would most definitely haunt him in the future. It is no wonder they sent two such amazingly strong cultivators from the Donghua Domain to Four Corner City. It looks like they have also realized that. And now, we are also at a crossroads and need to make a choice. Tell me what you think.”
Duan Qiong instantly understood what his father meant.
His father said that since Ning Yuan did not use Ye Futian, he should not have let him leave. He should have killed him.
Now, the ancient royal family of Duan should consider how they want to interact with Ye Futian. They needed to consider the relationship between them. Defeating Ye Futian and taking the divine techniques meant that they would become enemies. Four Corner Village would never forget this, and Ye Futian would most likely remember it as well. Then, it was highly probable that they would end up as enemies.
Based on his father’s words, an enemy like that should not be left alone and must either be killed immediately, or they should not make a potential enemy like that in the first place.
Even though, at that moment, Ye Futian could not yet threaten the ancient royal family of Duan, what about the future? He was only at the fifth plane level at the moment. Once he stepped into the ninth plane, if he still maintained his perfect grade Great Path, just how strong would he be?
“Father, killing Ye Futian is the equivalent of starting a war with Four Corner Village. Moreover, under the circumstances of today, it is quite immoral and shameful. Furthermore, the master of Four Corner Village is an unknown factor. Also, Duan Yi and Sister Shang are in their hands. This choice would be quite dangerous,” analyzed Duon Qiong. Then, he said, “As such, I suggest we give it up.”
“Yes,” answered the overlord Duan Tianxiong. “It looks like we have to give up the divine techniques.”
“The cultivation of the divine technique is to give our Duan family another method. It won’t change anything essentially,” answered Duan Qiong.
“But, one of the seven great divine techniques of Four Corner Village is somewhat similar to the power that we cultivate. We had wanted to take it to see how we can assimilate the technique into our cultivation. But since we’ve already reached this step, we can forget about it,” Dun Tianxiong said. He had already made up his mind.
Just as Duan Qiong said, killing Ye Futian was, in truth, an unwise choice. It was not possible to do that. Now that the battle had already reached this stage, ignoring his position, he actually admired this youngster a lot. His achievements in the future could be incredible.
If he chose not to kill Ye Futian, it would mean that he had no choice but to give up the divine techniques.
Ye Futian did not know what Duan Tianxiong was thinking. He continued forward. The peacock divine light on his body shone brightly as he held the spear in his hand. He stepped forward toward another cultivator at the ninth plane level.
At the same time, the ninth plane cultivator released a shocking aura. His face was solemn. He treated the battle seriously. After the previous battle, who would dare underestimate the fifth plane level Renhuang in front of them?
“That is fine.” At that moment, a sound suddenly rang in the air.
Gazes shifted quickly towards the person who spoke. It was actually the overlord of the Duan ancient royal family, Duan Tianxiong.
“That’s enough. You can step back,” said Duan Tianxiong. The ninth-plane Renhuang looked at his overlord with a slightly confused face. However, he still obeyed the command and stepped back.
Ye Futian was also similarly confused. He looked at Duan Tianxiong, perplexed.
Duan Tianxiong looked at Ye Futian and said with a loud voice, “While the battle today has not finished, the ancient royal family of Duan has lost. For so many powerful cultivators to fight a Renhuang of the fifth plane, even if we win at this stage, it would still count as a defeat. So, there is no need to continue fighting.”
Many people had looks of realization on their faces after hearing Duan Tianxiong’s words. Indeed, the ancient royal family of Duan’s ninth plane figures had appeared, but so what if they defeated Ye Futian?
Even if they had won, it would still count as a defeat. However, they would be able to get their hands on the divine technique.
The battle itself did not really have much meaning. Ye Futian’s battle had proven that he was strong.
“Ye Futian, a younger generation fifth plane Renhuang has defeated members of our Duan ancient royal family. With your own strength, you entered our palace. Even though I’m a little bit annoyed, I have to admit that no one in our Duan family can stand head-to-head against you in terms of abilities. This battle can be considered a lesson to them all. Let’s leave this matter as it is,” Duan Tianxiong said, addressing Ye Futian.
Ye Futian looked at him oddly and said, “So...”
“Let them go,” Duan Tianxiong looked toward a direction. Ye Futian’s gaze shifted there, and after a brief moment, from the depths of the palace, two figures leaped across the sky and moved towards them. One of them was Fang Gai, while the other one, a person who had a few points of similarities to Fang Gai, was naturally Fang Huan.
“Thank you for obliging, lord,” Ye Futian said to Duan Tianxiong with a polite bow. “This young one also experienced great pressure in the last battle. If I were to keep fighting, there’s a high chance I will lose. My actions today were also because I had no choice. Now that you have fulfilled my quest, this young one is immensely grateful.”
With the other person being the lord of a royal family whose side still held the initiative, Ye Futian was naturally not going to make a fuss about it, especially since it was the overlord who was willing to take a step back and end things peacefully. After all, if their opponents were to keep going on forcefully, they would not have had any other choice.
Old Ma was also very grateful after seeing this. He did not expect things to end early. He was also anxious about Ye Futian earlier. The ancient royal family of Duan willingly letting their captives go was, naturally, the best result they could wish for.
He also let go of Duan Yi and Duan Shang and said, “Apologies for the offense.”
The two who were freed were also incredibly grateful. They leaped into the air and stepped back into the sky above their ancient royal family palace. They gazed at Ye Futian. They would most likely never forget the battle on this day. The Alchemy Grandmaster had actually struck and successfully infiltrated their ancient royal family of Duan all by himself.
If things were to continue, no one would know what would have happened. Even though Ye Futian humbly said that he would lose, no one really knew how things would end for events that did not transpire. Ye Futian also gave the ancient royal family some face.
Both sides had made concessions to end this debacle!
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