Chapter 340: The City Lord Returns
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Di Jiu would certainly not have been able to tell where the Starry Sky Immortal City was if he had just arrived at the Immortal World.
However, he had built the Starry Sky Immortal City. Therefore, he was able to clearly sense the location of the Starry Sky Immortal City the moment he returned to the Immortal World. He had left his imprint in the Immortal City.
Di Jiu’s traveling speed increased multifold as his Immortal Force attained level three. In just half a day, the Starry Sky Immortal City’s auxiliary city had appeared in his Spiritual Force.
Di Jiu’s expression turned gloomy the moment he landed outside the Starry Sky Immortal City’s auxiliary city.
Bloodlust aura still lingered outside the auxiliary city, signifying that a massacre had happened there not too long ago. Not a soul could be seen in the once lively surroundings of the auxiliary city.
The Starry Sky Immortal City was hard to enter, but the auxiliary city could be entered freely. Any individual who had accumulated sufficient contribution points could reside in the Starry Sky Immortal City’s auxiliary city and become a citizen of the auxiliary city.
In other words, even if one did not have sufficient contribution points, in the auxiliary city, one could still walk around as they pleased, trade, rent cave abodes and live at inns.
He immediately extended his Spiritual Force…
Thanks to his Spiritual Force, he saw a humongous corpse pit where tens of thousands of corpses lay. Di Jiu recognized some bodies that belonged to cultivators he had encountered before outside the auxiliary city.
Di Jiu took a deep breath. The reason he had established the Starry Sky Immortal City and its auxiliary city was because he did not want slaughters to happen again. The scene he saw when he returned was essentially a mockery of his dream.
“The City Lord has returned…”
Di Jiu had yet to reach the auxiliary city’s entrance, when Yan Xiaosha, Qu Tong, Bei Chutai, Liu Yuxin and company all rushed out to welcome him.
Ever since the auxiliary city had been attacked by experts from the Newborn Immortal Protectorate, no one had been in the mood to continue cultivating. They had been waiting for Di Jiu to return.
Di Jiu nodded his head. The first question he asked was, “Did someone attack the auxiliary city?”
He could instantly identify that the Defense Arrays of the auxiliary city had been activated before because the Dharma Arrays had been built by him.
Yan Xiaosha hurriedly replied, “That’s right. A total of 36 cultivators came to attack the auxiliary city. They are all now being trapped inside the auxiliary city’s Confinement Killing Array.”
“Why did they dare attack the auxiliary city when there was just 396 of them?” asked Di Jiu in astonishment before adding, “Why are they still being trapped?”
He did not understand. If they had attacked the auxiliary city, they should have been killed. Why would they still be trapped, when this would simply be a waste of Immortal Spirit Qi?
Yan Xiaosha replied, “It’s because their background is not ordinary. They belong to the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect.”
“What do you mean?” Di Jiu frowned. No matter how extraordinary their background was, they would still have to die for daring to attack the auxiliary city and killing the cultivators outside the city without restraint.
Yan Xiaosha sighed and said, “The Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect is a highly-respected and loved sect in the Immortal World. The entire Immortal World would target and attack anyone who harmed any disciples of the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect. Besides, it is not a coincidence that people from the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect would suddenly appear outside the Starry Sky Immortal City and attack the city, for the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect was a part of the Newborn Immortal Protectorate.”
“I believe that something happened in the Newborn Immortal Protectorate and these disciples were sent by the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect to scout the place. They would transmit the information back to their sect once they discovered that the Starry Sky Immortal City is the true Newborn Immortal Protectorate. When that happened, the entire Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect would most likely flock over here. The Starry Sky Immortal City’s Defense Array might be powerful, but it would probably be unable to fend off the experts of the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect. After all, the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect has a top-notch Immortal King. Plus, many immortal sects would follow the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect’s lead. All cultivators from the Newborn Immortal Protectorate might follow the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect if the sect came here…”
Di Jiu’s expression turned solemn upon hearing that these cultivators came from the Newborn Immortal Protectorate.
He would be able to defeat anyone in the Sunset Immortal Protectorate, even if all the Immortal City Lords combined forces. However, things would get more serious if the cultivators were from the Newborn Immortal Protectorate.
An Immortal King resided within the Newborn Immortal Protectorate. Di Jiu did not know if a level-seven Immortal Array was capable of fending off an Immortal King. However, he was certain that a level-six Immortal Array would fail in this aspect.
“How powerful are they?” Di Jiu knew that time was tight.
“They have two Great Unity Immortals and several Immortal Lord experts. The rest are all Golden Immortals,” answered Yan Xiaosha.
That was really powerful. Di Jiu knew that the strongest cultivator in his Immortal City was Yan Xiaosha, who was an Immortal Lord. The other party had two Great Unity Immortals, many Immortal Lords and Golden Immortals. The Starry Sky Immortal City would not be able to survive the attack if the killing array was not activated.
Yan Xiaosha had said that these Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect disciples had gone there to scout the area, so the Immortal King expert might come over after the scouting was complete. The Starry Sky Immortal City would most likely cease to exist if the Immortal King came.
Everyone fell silent. After a long moment, Di Jiu clapped Yan Xiaosha on the shoulder. “City Lord Yan, the course of action you took was correct. I will visit them later. Continue confining these cultivators after I leave, but don’t kill them just yet. Inform me immediately if anything unusual occurs.”
“Yes.” Yan Xiaosha let out a sigh of relief. He was worried that Di Jiu would kill these people indiscriminately, bringing the Starry Sky Immortal City to the brink of ruin.
“City Lord Yan, my friend was poisoned by fire. Do you know any remedy for it?” Di Jiu, who remembered that Yan Xiaosha had been a cultivator even before the sunset of the Immortal World, believed that the latter might have a solution.
Yan Xiaosha had already seen Mo Yuxuan, who was severely burned. He sighed and shook his head. “Even if there’s a solution, some top-notch mystic areas closed automatically after the sunset of the Immortal World. There are no true immortal treasures that could save her. Junior Sister Mo’s cultivation level is still low, and she has yet to attain the Perfected Immortal Realm. If she consumed the Cultivation World’s Rainbow Immortal Peach, it could prolong her lifespan for a while…”
Mo Yuxuan had always followed Di Jiu. Even though Di Jiu was carrying her piggyback now, Yan Xiaosha would still recognize Mo Yuxuan even if she was burned to the point that she looked inhuman.
Di Jiu slapped himself on the head when he heard Yan Xiaosha’s words. Why hadn’t he thought of the Rainbow Immortal Peach? Mo Yuxuan’s cultivation level should still be at the Domain Realm, and she had yet to attain the Perfected Immortal Realm. The Rainbow Immortal Peach was the best thing Mo Yuxuan could consume.
Mo Yuxuan would be able to stay alive by consuming the Rainbow Immortal Peach. He would head out again in search of treasures that could cure her once he resolved the issue in the Starry Sky Immortal City.
“Cultivate hard, everyone. I predict that a war is coming. Increase your strength as much as possible before the war starts.” Di Jiu walked outside the confinement array with Mo Yuxuan on his back after he instructed everyone.
The 36 Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect disciples were all trapped within the confinement array. Everyone had given up on the notion of breaking the array open because of what Hai Jie-er had said. Hai Jie-er was right. No one would harm them once they recognized that they came from the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect.
The Confinement Killing Array opened as they were still discussing when someone would come. A cultivator who looked extremely young and was carrying a severely-injured lady on his back walked into the array.
An Immortal Lord rushed towards Di Jiu the moment the Confinement Killing Array opened.
However, the Immortal Lord had only taken a few steps when his scapula was pierced by two saber slashes, pinning him onto the array. Then, his wrist fell off and Di Jiu took his ring.
The rest of the cultivators who wanted to attack as well fell silent as they looked at Di Jiu in shock.
This Confinement Killing Array was indeed formidable. However, all it could do was confine them at most and cause them some minor injuries. This young man had entered the array by doing nothing, yet he had managed to destroy the cultivation of an Immortal Lord easily and cut off an arm as well.
Even a fool would know that this young man was the one who had set up this Confinement Killing Array. Surely, a cultivator who could set up a level-six Confinement Killing Immortal Array would be powerful.
“Fellow Daoist, how dare you kill my Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect disciple without a reason! Aren’t you afraid that the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect will issue a killing order to the entire Immortal World?” Hai Jie-er’s tone became extremely solemn after he confirmed how powerful Di Jiu was.
Di Jiu nodded his head. “I am afraid. However, that fella wanted to rush out of the confinement array just now, which is why I pinned him. As you can evidently see, I didn’t kill him.”
Hai Jie-er seemed to agree with Di Jiu’s words, as he nodded his head and said, “In that case, open the Confinement Killing Array. Given your talent, you could become a deacon if you joined the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect.”
“Whose intelligence are you insulting, yours or mine? Do you think I would let you guys out when you have yet to give me your rings? I need to at least be in control of your rings so that you won’t dare attack without regard after I let all of you out. Remember, you have to give me all your rings.” Di Jiu chuckled.
Hai Jie-er’s killing intent spread. However, before he could speak or attack, terrifying killing flares surged over from all sides.
Suddenly, two more Golden Immortal cultivators were pinned against the Confinement Killing Array. Just like Di Jiu had said, they were not killed but merely pinned.
“Hold on!” Hai Jie-er called out to Di Jiu. “Are you sure that you would let us out if we gave you our rings?”
“As long as you don’t tell your parents that I robbed all of you of your rings,” replied Di Jiu seriously.
“Alright, I’ll give you mine.” Hai Jie-er took out his ring and told the rest of the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect disciples, “Everyone, give me your rings. I will hand them over to this level-six Immortal Array Great-Master.”
“Senior Brother Hai…” The rest of the disciples looked at Hai Jie-er in astonishment. They would die if they handed their rings over.
“Give them to Senior Brother Hai,” said the other Great Unity Immortal coldly.
Both he and Hai Jie-er knew that, even if they did not hand over their rings, Di Jiu would be capable of confining and killing them all in this Confinement Killing Array. Di Jiu’s control over this Confinement Killing Array was simply too strong.
36 rings were thrown into Di Jiu’s hand. Hai Jie-er sighed and said, “Now surely you can let us out?”
Di Jiu shook his head. “You guys did not keep your word. Two of you kept a ring. Hence, I can only take action.”
Saber slashes shot out from the Confinement Killing Array. All 36 of them were pinned to the array in the blink of an eye.
Di Jiu let out a breath of relief. Although he was not afraid of killing them, the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect would surely know the moment he killed them. Therefore, he had to first confine these bastards and kill them after he upgraded the arrays to level seven.
So what if they were from the Radiant Fortune Immortal Sect? Anyone who dared to attack the Starry Sky Immortal City would have to suffer the consequences.