“Come out, go in, come out, go back in!”
Lu Li was enjoying himself playing with the ring in his room. Lu Li getting the Interspatial Ring was like a child getting the best toy. He had been playing in his room for several hours.
Of course, he was bored. Hunchback Tian was in closed-door training trying to get to the Fate Wheel Realm. Ye Cha offered Lu Li to show him around, but Lu Li didn’t want to talk too much to Ye Cha. Lu Li always felt something was off.
There was no hatred nor love in the world without any reason. Lu Li would resent it and be on the alert when someone treated him too well all of a sudden.
Lu Li had endured so many contemptuous looks, desertion, ridicule and humiliation since he was a kid. Apart from Lu Ling and their Sixth Granduncle, nobody treated him well. He was not used to relying on others.
Out of nowhere, a Cyan Phoenix Race came out and regarded him as the Saint Lord just because of some weird remarks on the tablet. He was given an Interspatial Ring, pellets, and a Heaven Serpent Fruit worth 40 or 50 million Xuan Crystals. Lu Li was feeling uncomfortable. He found it difficult to deal with it. He was even afraid to be talk to Ye Cha in case Ye Cha was of other ill attempts…
Lu Li cooped up in his room apart from having meals. He couldn’t even sleep tight. He had been playing with the Interspatial Ring just to keep himself from thinking too much and to calm himself down.
Time was flying by. Three days passed very fast, and on the fourth day, Lu Li got up early in the morning, waiting for Hunchback Tian to come out from closed-door training.
Late in the morning, Ye Cha came with Hunchback Tian. Excitement was written all over Hunchback Tian’s face. He looked much younger, as if he was an entirely different person. His back, which was crooked like a camel, was much straighter now. His wrinkled face was also clearly smoother.
“You have made the breakthrough?”
Lu Li asked with surprise. Hunchback Tian nodded heavily and said, “I have reached the peak of the Soul Pond Realm 100 years ago. I have attempted for 70 or even 80 times but failed. Now I have made the breakthrough. I will not die. I don’t have to die…”
One Fate Wheel could prolong one’s life by 500 years. The cultivation of Wu Dao was to go against nature and change destiny. The Fate Wheel Realm was to change destiny. Only after a warrior was endowed with a long lifespan could the warrior keep on cultivating and go against nature eventually.
After today, Hunchback Tian had successfully changed his destiny. He got another 500 years of life, and he was now finally eligible to embark on the path of going against nature.
Ye Cha handed over a jade talisman and said, “Saint Lord, this is his Soul Talisman. Pour your Xuan Energy in and dissolve it. From now on, he will be your slave.”
Lu Li didn’t refuse. He dissolved the Soul Talisman immediately. Hunchback Tian got down to his knee sincerely and said, “Greetings, my Master.”
Lu Li nodded and said, “I will give your freedom back after 100 years. If I fight to my death, I will give you back your freedom before I die as well.”
Hunchback Tian nodded. He had spent some time with Lu Li now, and he had some understanding of Lu Li’s personality.
What was more, with so many powerful warriors of the Cyan Phoenix Race and Mammoth Race at Lu Li’s service, maybe Hunchback Tian would not be good enough for Lu Li in the future.
Everything was settled. Lu Li was experiencing internal struggle to stay here longer, so he frankly stated that he wanted to leave. Ye Cha tried to talk Lu Li into staying, but Lu Li insisted so Ye Cha had to show Lu Li out in person.
The several patriarchs also went to see Lu Li out. He found it hard to say no. He followed Ye Cha and walked towards the outside of the clan.
When they were walking past the clan, Lu Li realized that there was nobody here. When he walked out of the front gate of the clan with doubt, he found there were so many people standing outside, at least two or three thousand. All of them were standing there in silence.
“The Mammoth Race!”
In the distance, countless golden giants were standing tall and upright like stone columns. People felt suppressed by looking at them. Lu Li looked at Ye Cha who explained with a smile, “They are all here to see Saint Lord you out.”
All the people at the front, regardless of their age or gender, got down on one knee and bowed while shouting, “Goodbye, Saint Lord!”
More than 1000 golden giants knelt which shook the ground outside of the clan. The voices of the golden giants were deep and hoarse. They shouted with one voice, “Goodbye, Saint Lord.”
Lu Li could feel shock in the depths of his soul. He felt the sincerity of the Cyan Phoenix Race and the Mammoth Race at the moment. A strange feeling came up. It was as if… he had become a supreme lord, and all that were kneeling in front of him were his subjects.
He didn’t feel smug, though, but stressed. The kneeling of the thousand men made the burden on his shoulder heavier.
If these men truly saw him as their Saint Lord and helped him without reservation, then… it was his due responsibility and obligation to lead them back to their ancestral ground and restore their past glory.
The journey would be remote and long. The road was one perhaps without return.
Could he really shoulder such a responsibility given his power? Would he let down the Cyan Phoenix Race and the Mammoth Race who had been waiting for 5000 years?
Lu Li did not know the answers!
However, he vowed to himself that if the two races really regarded him as their Saint Lord and helped him at all costs, he would pour his heart and soul of his entire life to help them.
Ye Cha detected the complicated emotions shown in Lu Li’s eyes. Ye Cha smiled a gratified smile. He gently said, “Saint Lord, let’s go.”
Lu Li left in silence. The people of the Cyan Phoenix Race and the Mammoth Race did not get up. They remained in their kneeling position motionlessly, like they were seeing their king off.
Ye Cha took Lu Li’s hand in his and ran towards the high mountain ahead of them. The four patriarchs and Hunchback Tian followed them.
After they mounted to the peak of the mountain, Lu Li looked back only to find that everyone was still on their knees. There were quite a number of people down there, and they were like the most devoted followers. Lu Li felt the impulse to cry and his soul shuddered.
He said nothing, though. Saying too much now would seem hypocritical. Men shouldn’t say too much. They must just take actions.
Ye Cha was fast. Carrying Lu Li, he led the way and ran towards the woods where Lu Li appeared in. Lu Li now had a taste of the enormous speed of the Cyan Phoenix Race. He could not keep his eyes open. All he heard was the whizzing sound of the wind, and in the blink of an eye, they had covered a distance of several miles.
In just the time for three incense sticks to burn, Ye Cha had made it to the outside of the woods. When Lu Li and Hunchback Tian were taken back to the clan by the golden giant called Dummy, it took them three hours. Therefore, the speed of Ye Cha was evident.
Hunchback Tian was carried by someone as well. Otherwise, he could not catch up. Ye Cha looked into the woods and shouted, “Dummy, Xiaoxi, get out!”
A giant stuck out his head in the woods. A pretty girl with a braid sitting on the giant’s shoulder was pouting her mouth. She rushed over in a blur and said, “Grandpa, I just want to go out and take a look. I will follow Saint Lord and I will not wander off, okay?”
Ye Cha shook his head and said, “It’s not that I don’t want you to go. We cannot leave. If you want to go out, you must reach the Noble Lord Realm. Dummy, take Xiaoxi back.”
Dummy listened to orders of Ye Cha obediently. He took Ye Xiaoxi in his giant hand and rushed on. Ye Cha led the way for Lu Li to go into the woods. They encountered several Xuan Beasts on the way, but they were scared off when they sensed the qi and energy of Ye Cha.
After a while, Ye Cha and Hunchback Tian arrived at the woods in which Lu Li and Hunchback Tian emerged. A patch of ground was dug out here. A white jade stone just like the one in the underground lake was revealed.
“Saint Lord, if you want to come back, you can teleport back here at any time. If someone wants to hunt you down out here, you must return immediately. You shall also come back when you reach the Soul Pond Realm.”
Ye Cha stated clearly. Lu Li nodded. He and Hunchback Tian walked onto the stone. Ye Cha poured his Xuan Energy into it, and glaring white light came from the stone. Soon, Lu Li and Hunchback Tian disappeared from the stone. They were teleported away.
After Lu Li and Hunchback Tian left, the four patriarchs looked at Ye Cha. One of them asked, “Can, he really take us back to our ancestral ground?”
Ye Cha said with absolute certainty, “His surname is Lu. He has the animal tooth pendant and the Silver Dragon Bloodline. His future… is promising. Maybe not long from now, he will take us and fight our way back to the Central Plains to reclaim our ancestral ground.”