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Edited: Odd Man Out
Chapter 698: Ruler
The tulip petals kept flying in the wind and an incredible quantity of petals had already began to pile on the ground of the city.
The people from Dragon Mountain then stopped outside of the highest building of the Imperial Palace and landed on a huge field.
People from the Imperial Palace who were in the distance looked solemn and respectful, those people from Dragon Mountain looked imposing and domineering. They were all wondering what was happening when the people from Dragon Mountain had stopped, they mustn’t be enemies who were going to attack. Tulip petals kept flying in the wind.
“I am the ambassador from Dragon Mountain to Xue Yue, I am Ruo Lan Shan. The emperor has sent us here to grant someone the title of ruler of Xue Yue. We would to inform the king of Xue Yue.” said Ruo Lan Shan, looking at those people from the Imperial Palace. In a flash, a loud voice spread in the air that could be heard everywhere in the palace.
People from Dragon Mountain had come to grant someone the title of ruler of Xue Yue?
The people who were inside the Imperial Palace of Xue Yue were all astonished, someone was going to become the ruler of Xue Yue…?
Of course, some people had already heard the news. The champion of the Great Competition of Xue Yu was going to become the ruler of Xue Yue.
People were getting agitated in the Imperial Palace. Many were coming out and looking at those people outside on the field and in the air.
At the same time, people from the Imperial City were also rushing over to the palace and gathering there. Many people had thought that Duan Wu Dao won the competition and was going to become the ruler of Xue Yue. They wanted to see that important event in the history of Xue Yue. Besides, the crown prince was extremely strong, with him Xue Yue would become an incredibly strong country.
After a short while, two silhouettes appeared in the distance. Behind them was a group of people who all had spears in their hands, their eyes were twinkling with sharp lights. Their Qi was also extremely powerful.
“Duan Wu Ya, the second prince!” The crowd could recognize Duan Wu Ya. Then, they also recognized the other person next to him, it was the king of Xue Yue.
“Huh?” The crowd was a bit surprised when they saw a middle-aged man wearing a gray chang pao. He didn’t look like the king of Xue Yue, his skin was as white as that of a woman and he looked effeminate. It was as if they had never seen the king before, was it really him?
According to the rumors, the king of Xue Yue was always hiding and had never made inquiries about the country he reigned over. Duan Wu Dao and Duan Wu Ya were in charge of managing the country. It seemed like this time, everything was true. However, in people’s hearts the true king was still the one who had astonished the entire country twenty years before, Duan Ren Huang.
A short moment after, the middle-aged man in the gray chang pao and Duan Wu Ya arrived in front of Ruo Lan Shan. Ruo Lan Shan and the middle-aged man in gray clothes smiled back at each other respectfully.
“Ruo Lan Shan, ambassador from Dragon Mountain, you came from so far. I had to greet you in person in fear of being impolite.”
“I came here to grant someone with the title of Ruler of Xue Yue. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have dared come and disturb the king.” said Ruo Lan Shan politely. “This time I had to ask for the king's audience.”
“Alright.” said the king nodding. “Who is going to become the Ruler of Xue Yue?”
“Doesn’t he know the answer?” wondered the crowd looking back at the king of Xue Yue. He was the king, didn’t he know the result of the Great Competition of Xue Yue? From his smile, he had to be Duan Ren Huang.
“First, I would like to congratulate Xue Yue. You gave birth to two incredible geniuses who finished first and second at the Great Competition of Xue Yu. Dragon Mountain is proud of them.” said Ruo Lan Shan, he then waved and many people took out some goods and put them in front of the king.
“Those are presents for Xue Yue, I hope you like them.”
Duan Wu Ya unpacked the presents as the crowd got over there surprise from before, when Ruo Lan Shan had said two geniuses from Xue Yue had finished both first and second at the Great Competition of Xue Yu?! Duan Wu Dao was the champion… And who was the second one?
Could it be the second high-official Yue Tian Ming? But Yue Tian Ming wasn’t strong enough to finish second at the competition..
“First, I would like congratulate Duan Wu Dao for having finished second at the Great Competition of Xue Yu, he was astonishing.” said Ruo Lan Shan, the crowd was stunned again! They were wrong, they had all thought that Duan Wu Dao had finished first!
Duan Wu Dao had finished second but who was stronger than him in Xue Yue!? The crowd couldn’t believe what they had just heard.
“Then, I would like to congratulate another incredible genius from Xue Yue, he is not even twenty yet and he astonished everybody up until the very end, and then he finished first. He is the very champion of the Great Competition of Xue Yu, he is extremely strong and he is the glory of our empire of Xue Yu. Dragon Mountain would like to grant him the title of Ruler of Xue Yue and his name is Lin Feng.” said Ruo Lan Shan. People thought that their brains were going to explode. They slowly remembered Lin Feng whose image appeared in their head again. Lin Feng… Lin Feng had won…
They obviously all knew Lin Feng, everybody in Xue Yue knew him. They could still remember all the times he had shown his strength. However, the crowd had never thought that as young as he was, he would become the champion of the competition. They had never thought that he would become the most astonishing cultivator in Xue Yu.
Duan Wu Dao had finished second which meant that Lin Feng had defeated Duan Wu Dao… Lin Feng was really monstrously strong.
“Your Highness, do you know where Lin Feng is? Let’s go and find him together.” said Ruo Lan Shan smiling. The crowd was becoming clear-headed again.
“Alright. Lin Feng must be in the Lovesickness Forest, let’s go together.” said the king.
“No need.” said a voice. People looked in the direction where the voice had come from and saw a young man in the sky. He looked clean and outstanding. He looked more and more brilliant each time they saw him. His eyes were deep and profound. His Qi had changed from before.
Lin Feng had changed a lot, it seemed.
Lin Feng had come out of the Lovesickness Forest because he wanted to go and see Duan Xin Ye. He hadn’t thought that he would run into Ruo Lan Shan.
“Lin Feng, very good, you’re here.” said Ruo Lan Shan smiling. “Lin Feng, the emperor asked me to come. Now I would like to confer you the title of Ruler of Xue Yue in front of everybody, including the King of Xue Yue. You now have the same power as the King of Xue Yue.”
Ruo Lan Shan then waved his hand and a group of people moved towards Lin Feng.
Everybody was looking at him with respect, Lin Feng had a status which was as powerful as that of the king..
“Congratulations, Lin Feng.” said the King smiling at Lin Feng. He looked free and unrestrained, it didn’t seem to bother him to have someone with the same power as him in Xue Yue.
Lin Feng nodded back at him, he didn’t looked scared or respectful, he wasn’t a young man from the Imperial Palace. After Shen Gong, after having seen the cultivators of the Tian Qi layer from the East Sea Dragon Palace, the Nine Cloud Swords Sect, the Jade Heaven Imperial Family and the Necropolis, Lin Feng didn’t feel anything particular facing the king of Xue Yue. Besides, he was now as powerful as the king.
Lin Feng was the new ruler of Xue Yue along with the king.
“Thank you. Since the king is here, I would like to say that I would like to get married with Princess Xin Ye, with whom I love. I hope that you will accept.”
Lin Feng had become the ruler of Xue Yue and was proposing a marriage alliance with the princess, asking the king for her hand in front of everybody else.
The king and Lin Feng looked at each other, it seemed like some sharp Qi was colliding in the air.