Chapter 636 - The Three Stars
“I won’t be going to the gathering. If there’s anything, just summon me with your voice.” The Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise yawned. It had no interest in geniuses like the Three Stars, unless they were in the top ten on the Hidden Dragon Ranking.
Qin Nan nodded his head and departed from the inn toward the City Lord's Mansion.
The City Lord's Mansion was also known as the Luan Clan, as the people there were all from the clan.
Qin Nan soon arrived at the City Lord's Mansion. He could see a huge residence standing in front of him, which occupied a third of the entire Disordered Ocean City. Not a single cultivator could be seen on the street in front of the Luan Clan. Instead, it was filled with rows of guards, similar to the appearance of a royal palace.
Qin Nan displayed his invitation, and a maidservant led him into the Luan Clan.
“Most of the people in this Luan Clan are cultivating water-type ancient Martial Arts…”
Qin Nan’s left eye of the Divine God of Battle flickered. The servants and the disciples had water-elemental force within their bodies. Furthermore, the formations established within the clan were beneficial to the cultivation of water-type ancient Martial Arts. Even the Disordered Ocean Art in Qin Nan’s body became restless.
“We’re here. Please enter.”
Under the maidservant’s guidance, Qin Nan arrived at a hall.
The moment he stepped into the hall, the noise of a crowd and the aroma of delicacies and wines welcomed him.
The hall was around a few thousand meters square, with dining tables everywhere that were seated with cultivators. Some were from the Four Great Factions, some were famous rogue cultivators, and others were the disciples of the Luan Clan.
Qin Nan behaved relatively low-key as he entered the hall. He did not purposely unleash his aura, but quickened his pace and stood in a corner with a cup of wine in his hand pretending to be drinking. His left eye emitted a thunderous flicker.
“Mm? These rogue cultivators have some formidable auras. In addition to a cultivation of the peak Martial Highness Realm, they also practice some ancient Martial Arts. Their Martial Spirits’ ranks are sixth-grade Di ranked, seventh-grade Di ranked…” Qin Nan roughly scanned the crowd and discovered over thirty talented rogue cultivators that caught his attention.
In contrast to these rogue cultivators, the disciples from the Dao-Seeking Mountain, the Trading Alliance, and the Wanxiang Pavilion were not too outstanding.
These disciples could not even match the talents of Mu Chengye, Xue Meng, and the others, a sign that the real geniuses of the Four Great Factions had no interest in a place like the Crimson Blood Ocean.
Although Qin Nan was not too fond of two of the factions, there was no reason to unleash his anger upon these low-ranked disciples.
“How about the Three Stars and Zhu Hang?”
Qin Nan frowned as he scanned the crowd. He failed to find anyone matching their descriptions. He could only find the normal disciples of the Trading Alliance here.
At that instant, three powerful auras could be felt coming from the entrance to the hall.
Qin Nan turned around and saw Du Feng standing on the left and a young man who was slightly taller than Du Feng—and even looked very similar to Du Feng—standing in the middle. The young man on the right already had wrinkles on his face, with an immeasurable aura like an abyss.
Many in the hall set their eyes onto the newly arrived cultivators.
“I’m the leader of the Three Stars. I would like to apologize on behalf of Senior Brother Zhu Hang, who won’t be here as he has to cultivate in seclusion due to some emergency.” Even though the words indicated that he was apologizing, his tone showed no sign of that.
“Zhu Hang won’t be coming? Boring!”
“Fine, I’ll leave.”
“It’s rare enough to see the Three Stars here.”
Many rogue cultivators shook their heads upon hearing this and left the scene. They were the ones that had caught Qin Nan’s attention from before. It appeared that they were here to witness Zhu Hang’s greatness with their own eyes, but since Zhu Hang was not coming, there was no reason for them to stay any longer.
Meanwhile, the rest of the cultivators were excited just to see the Three Stars.
Following this, the rogue cultivators and the disciples of the other three factions immediately grabbed their drinks and surrounded Du Ping, Du Yuan, and Du Feng like fans meeting their celebrities, forming a huge crowd in the blink of an eye, resulting in a lively scene.
Du Ping, Du Yuan, and Du Feng were wearing smiles surrounded by the crowd. It was clear that they were enjoying the atmosphere.
“Eldest Brother Du Ping, eighth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit, two Sacred Weapons, and a few Emperor Weapons, a cultivation of the eighth-layer Martial Highness Realm. Second Brother Du Yuan, eighth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit, two Sacred Weapons too, but not as many Emperor Weapons. Du Feng, I’ve faced him before…”
While the crowd was having fun, Qin Nan’s eyes flickered in the corner as he mumbled to himself, “However, there’s a similar aura in each of their bodies. If my guess is right, they’re able to perform some extraordinary move together, boosting its power.”
Seeing this, Qin Nan got a clear understanding of the strength of the Three Stars.
“What a pity that Zhu Hang is not here. I would like to see his cultivation.”
Qin Nan shook his head and rose from his seat. There was no point in him staying any longer.
However, a hollow laugh could be heard all of a sudden, “Isn’t this Duan Qing, the top genius of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom? Why are you leaving already?”
The one speaking was Du Feng, who had already known Qin Nan had arrived at the gathering, thus he had been looking for him since he had entered the place.
As such, when Qin Nan left his seat, Du Feng was able to spot him.
The words startled the crowd, who turned around and glanced in Qin Nan’s direction.
So this man was Zhou Bihua’s successor, the one who was stronger than Di Fengyun—Duan Qing?
“Shit, it’s really him. I heard that he robbed the Trading Alliance a while ago. It seems like the atmosphere between him and the Three Stars is quite hostile. Does that mean the rumors are true?”
“True my ass, everyone knows that the Trading Alliance has always planned to deal with Duan Qing.”
“This is interesting. Could it be that the Three Stars and Zhu Hang are here to get rid of Duan Qing? That’s a huge investment by the Trading Alliance.”
The rogue cultivators quickly speculated about the truth based on the clues.
Meanwhile, the disciples of the Dao-Seeking Mountain and the Wanxiang Pavilion were observing Qin Nan too.
Qin Nan halted his movements and glanced at Du Ping, Du Yuan, and Du Feng, “What do you want?”
“What do we want?” Du Ping opened his eyes wide while unleashing a ferocious aura, “You’ve robbed our Trading Alliance! Even if you’re Zhou Bihua’s successor, you can not act recklessly! Today, I’ll detain you in the name of the Trading Alliance!”
Du Ping made his move immediately. He controlled the force of the Heavens and Earth with his cultivation, summoning a giant hand that grabbed at Qin Nan’s figure.
He was planning to outmatch Qin Nan by abusing his cultivation of the eighth-layer Martial Highness Realm!
The crowd was stunned. How vicious of this Du Ping, giving himself an excuse to make his move! Duan Qing was going to have great trouble!