Chapter 601 – Bribery and Threats
Ye Zichen fell into silence when he saw the message.
Someone would have protected me in the hall…
The only possibility he could think of was Su Yiyun. However, he quickly erased that thought. If it was Ol’ Three from before, he might do that, but now, he’s the Formation Grandmaster of the Demon Realm.
He is no longer the him of the past.
“Never mind, I don’t want to know who that person is. Oh, I heard about the ley line from Black Dragon. Do you know what that is?” Ye Zichen asked.
System Notification: The Ley Line is the heart of the Three Realms.
“Explain it properly so I can understand,” Ye Zichen rolled his eyes.
System Notification: The Ley Line can be described as the node tying the Upper Three Reams and Lower Three Realms together. The Jade Emperor of the Heavenly Court and the Great Sacred Emperor Equaling Heaven of the Underworld had already reached a level where they could ascend over ten thousand years ago. The reason there was no tribulation for them to ascend is mainly because this ‘heart’ of the Three Realms was sealed.
“Why did the Yellow Emperor seal it back then?” Ye Zichen frowned as he considered the information.
System Notification: It’s so that those of the Upper Three Realms would be unable to easily torment those of the Lower Three Realms. You might not know, but those of the Lower Three Realms are essentially insects in the eyes of the ones in the Upper Three Realms. Countless clans were harmed in the Endless Beast Realm, and the strongest amongst them were captured as pets. The better-looking men and women merely became their sex toys. The Yellow Emperor went and searched for the Ley Line because he could not accept all that anymore. He used the Great Technique of the Stars to seal it. Xuan-Yuan Xiang knows all of that. You can just ask her about it later.
Ye Zichen nodded. If I was faced with that sort of situation, I might have done the same.
“Wait, no! I’m clearly the reincarnation of the Yellow Emperor, why do you seem to know even more than me!?”
System Notification: Who knows…
Seeing the system give such an ambiguous answer, Ye Zichen merely squinted his eyes and put it aside for the moment.
“Then what should I do after these three days. Black Dragon wants to know about where the ley line is, and he is certain that I know where it is. If I don’t tell him, then he’ll torture me to death. What do you think I should do?”
System Notification: I know, but I can’t tell you.
“You’re f*cking screwing me over,” Ye Zichen cursed the system with a glare.
System Notification: This isn’t the time for the ley line to be shown to the world yet. Just do what you’re supposed to do these coming days. We’ll see about the rest later.
Yet, before Ye Zichen could form a reply, the system notifications began to disappear.
Judging from my past experience of chatting with the system, the guy doesn’t want to talk anymore.
He chucked his phone to the side bitterly. Ahh, although the system seems unreliable, the only choice I have is to rely on it.
“Who!?” Su Yiyun, who was within a spiritual stone filled room and figuring out spiritual formations, looked up vigilantly, then instantly put up several defensive formations in the room.
A figure walked out of the corner of the room. It passed through the formation seals without any problems, and sat down on a chair near Su Yiyun.
“Black Dragon will execute Ye Zichen three days later. Please help me delay it for a while.”
“What a joke. The Yellow Emperor is the arch nemesis of our Demon Realm. You want me to help you delay it for some time? Don’t be delusional,” Su Yiyun laughed coldly. “Who are you to act so outrageously here. Hurry up and leave, otherwise, I’ll kill you!”
“I’ve been occupied with some matters recently, so I can’t spare the effort to come around. I might not be able to arrive the moment Black Dragon decides to execute him. I’ll leave everything to you.”
With that, the black figure slowly disappeared from the room once more.
Su Yiyun watched the figure leave with a dark look. At the same time, a squad of demon guards also arrived outside his room.
“Go patrol elsewhere. I was just seeing things,” Su Yiyun replied faintly.
After sending the guards away, he shook his head and looked down, only to find the formation he was working on for more than half a month had already been completed. Just who was that!?
Three days passed in the blink of an eye, and Ye Zichen arrived at the Demon Dragon Palace once again.
Black Dragon was smiling as if spring had come once more. He had waited for this moment for far too long. It was the day the ley line was going to be shown to the world once more.
The reason that he was so certain was because he refused to believe Ye Zichen would rather die.
“It’s alright,” Ye Zichen smiled. “Lord Black Dragon should know that I have the blood of demons within me as well, so I don’t have an issue with the demonic energy.”
“I actually forgot that little friend Ye is a Fallen! It seems like you are fated to be with us demons. I promise right now that as long as you tell me the location of the ley line, you will gain the position of the Demonic Son.”
Everybody was shocked.
The position of the Demonic Son was incomparable, and which is essentially equal to that of Black Dragon’s.
Gu Li clenched his fists sullenly. Even I, the reincarnation of Chiyou, did not end up in that position, the reincarnation of the Yellow Emperor actually…
“Demonic Son. Wow, that sounds rather cool,” Ye Zichen chuckled.
Black Dragon smiled at Ye Zichen’s reaction.
“Naturally. The Demonic Son is a supreme existence amongst the Demon Realm. Even I would have to treat you with respect. What’s more, the entire Demon Realm would be yours in the future. Little friend Ye, you have to remember, the Demon Realm is one of the Upper Three Realms. Think about just how glorious it would be for you to become the master of one of the Upper Three Realms!” With that, Black Dragon smiled once again. “If you want, then everything in the Demon Realm would be yours. Everybody in the Demon Realm would have to obey you. You can also bring your friends and family over. You would be king here, no one would dare to defy you. But… If you don’t tell me, then you should know just how merciless the Demon Realm is. You, and your women, your family, your friends, and everyone who has been in contact with you would die!”
“Then if I want Gu Li to commit suicide, he has to do that as well?” Ye Zichen glanced at Gu Li.
“Of course,” Black Dragon answered without any hesitation.
Gu Li clenched his fists tightly under the cover of his robe. If Ye Zichen truly becomes the master of the Demon Realm, then he would have no place in the Demon Realm any more.
I have to stop him…
“Lord Black Dragon!”
“Shut up!” Black Dragon’s eyes gleamed with coldness. “This is no place for you to speak.”
Gu Li lowered his head sullenly. Black Dragon also revealed a warm smile towards Ye Zichen, “I wonder what do you think? The location of the ley line…”
“The location of the ley line…” Ye Zichen smiled naughtily and raised his eyebrows. Everyone in the hall looked towards him, and Black Dragon’s eyes were actually filled with clear interest.
He has already been at the complete stage for too long. He wanted to become stronger.
The sealed ley line was the only thing stopping him. He had to find the ley line.
“Where is it!?” Black Dragon interrogated Ye Zichen.
Ye Zichen smirked and said, “I don’t know!”
Original Chapter Teaser:
Someone. Would. Have. Protected. Me.
Someone… would have protected me…
No, that’s impossible. He’s too far gone. Even though I want to convince myself that he isn’t too far gone, and he’s still the same as he was before… Even I can’t believe that anymore after all he has done.
But… If not him, then who? Does the system have a spy amongst the demons?
Hah, or is the system going to tell me that it’s Gu Li!? Pfft, that’s impossible, he’s the one who wants me dead the most.
Hmmm, maybe that Black Dragon guy just doesn’t want to kill me? Is that who the system was talking about?
I suppose that must be it, because I really can’t think of anyone who would protect me.
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