“Orders from the Pavilion Master. A strict curfew is going to be imposed throughout the city. Nobody is allowed near the plaza. Violators will be punished by death!”
“Citizens, go back to your homes. We will capture anyone that still stays on the street in an hour.”
“Anyone that is not from the city must leave right away or go to a tavern. Violators will be sentenced to death with no questions asked!”
Many powerful warriors and armies suddenly crowded the City of Delicacy today. They were led by patriarchs of the Human Sovereign Realm. The troops monitored the entire city and a curfew was imposed in the City of Delicacy.
There were countless civilians, businessmen and tourists in a royal city like this. To send so many people home or away from the city within such a short time was more than difficult.
People were discussing heatedly in the city but they did not know for sure what was going on. Many wandered around on the streets while some scouts or spies were trying to find all kinds of excuses just to stay in the city.
But what they received was merciless execution!
Jiang Wuwo had given the order himself. Patriarchs were leading the troops to execute the violators. When more than a hundred people were killed, nobody dared to linger. Citizens returned to their homes. External population such as tourists and businessmen either went to taverns or left the city.
Jiang Qiling had become the Family Patriarch of the Jiang Family but Jiang Wuwo was still the Master of the Pavilion of Delicacy. Jiang Qiling had no managerial experience. Therefore, it would not be wise for her to govern the Pavilion of Delicacy.
Many people monitored the situation in the plaza with psychic power. The plaza was densely surrounded by many warriors. Not even a mosquito could find its way in. Streets and alleyways in the city were laced with scouts. Anyone that dared to take rash actions would be killed right away.
An hour later, the Teleportation Formation in the city glowed. It went on for a couple of hours. Many people were excited to see this and they had an idea of the identities of the visitors. They must have come from a super Teleportation Formation built amongst royal cities or else the Teleportation Formation would not have been operating for such a long time.
They were right…
A moment later, nine people showed up in the Teleportation Formation. Some onlookers found out who the visitors were with psychic power.
Four of the nine visitors were familiar to the public. One of them was Jiang Family Patriarch, Jiang Qiling. The public had not met the other three but they had seen their portraits. They were Lu Li, Lu Renhuang and Patriarch Eight of the Lu Family.
“Greetings, Family Patriarch!”
Some patriarchs of the Jiang Family were waiting in the plaza. The leader was an old acquaintance of Lu Li’s, Patriarch Jiang Yi. Jiang Hong, Jiang Ye and some old friends were here as well.
Jiang Yi saluted Jiang Qiling. Turning to Lu Renhuang and Lu Li, Jiang Yi extended greetings to them as well, “It is an honor to meet your, Lord Renhuang, Young Master Lu Li and Patriarch Eight!”
Lu Renhuang nodded slightly in a haughty manner. Lu Li and Patriarch Eight smiled a warm smile. Lu Li said, “Patriarch Jiang Qi, Jiang Hong, nice to meet you. Nice to meet you all.”
Looking at the handsome young man standing in front of them, Jiang Qi, Jiang Hong and the others were filled with complicated feelings. They were taken aback by the fact that there were five Earth Immortal Realm warriors standing behind Lu Li.
Several months ago, when the six forces invaded the Northern Desert, they all thought that Lu Li’s fate had been sealed.
Xing Mu had sent a secret message for Jiang Family not to give Lu Li assistance. Since then, the Teleportation Formation connecting to the Northern Desert was closed off. They had thought that they would never be connected with Lu Li ever again. Nobody could foresee that Lu Li was here in the City of Delicacy again. This time, more than a dozen patriarchs of the Jiang Family came out to greet him…
“Uncle Lu, Lu Li, I will see you later!”
Today, they were here to bring up the marriage proposal for Jiang Qiling. She was shy so after bidding Lu Renhuang a simple farewell, she went back to the Island of Delicacy first.
Great Patriarch of the Jiang Family, Jiang Nijun, came out to welcome the guests in person. Cupping his fists and saluting Lu Renhuang, Jiang Nijun said, “Renhuang, Lu Li, Patriarch Eight, let us go to the Island. Master is waiting for you there.”
Lu Renhuang nodded. He didn’t show any feelings but he was secretly upset. He had come in person. How could Jiang Wuwo put on such airs? Theoretically speaking, Jiang Wuwo should have come as well considering Lu Renhuang’s ability and Lu Li’s current status.
Lu Li did not mind it. After all, he was here marrying Jiang Wuwo’s daughter, taking a precious darling away from him. Of course the Jiang Family would not be so enthusiastic.
Not all of the five Earth Immortal Realm warriors went in with Lu Li. Four of them spread out to four corners of the city to guard. They monitored the city at all times in case any powerful warriors would sneak in.
Lu Li had the Wicked Bead. When some Semi-God Realm warriors used Force Field to contain him, he could use Feather Wind to crack the Force Field and enter the Wicked Bead at once. But it was possible that the enemy might not use Force Field but resort to direct assassination. In that case, Lu Li could be killed in an instant. Those soul slaves must put their guards up. When Lu Li was dead, they could not remain alive.
With many people clustering around them, Lu Renhuang and Lu Li entered the Island of Delicacy. This time, Jiang Wuwo did not put any more airs. He was waiting at the ferry with others.
Jiang Wuwo could seel Lu Renhuang from the distance. The light in his eyes dimmed down. But when Lu Renhuang came closer, Jiang Wuwo put on a smile and went to greet him. He cupped his fists and said, “Renhuang, it must be more than a score of years since you come to the Island of Delicacy. Back in the days, we fought above the lake and we drank together to our heart’s content. How time flies. It has been more than twenty years.”
“Ha, ha, ha~”
Lu Renhuang laughed. Gave Lu Li a look, Lu Renhuang exclaimed, “Old age beckons. Young people are rising. Wuwo, we are old people now.”
“You are right!”
Jiang Wuwo nodded in agreement. “In a few years, our children will be more capable than us. We old people must worker harder. Please.”
They went to a hall where a banquet awaited. Major families valued their honors. They would not allow for anything to go miss in manners.
Lu Li was in a low profile and he let Lu Renhuang take the lead. Lu Li barely said anything. When someone toasted, he would drink with politeness. When someone praised him, he would act like a modest and shy young man. People felt like he was only a young man here with his father for a marriage proposal, not a powerful warrior that had earned his fame and that could compete with the Deputy Master.
Jiang Wuwo and a bunch of old guys of the Jiang Family felt very satisfied that Lu Li had been so humble, which made them look good. People raised goblets and toasted. It was quite a lively scene.
After a while, it was time for business.
Patriarch Eight proposed the marriage to the Jiang Family on behalf of the Lu Family and presented many betrothal presents. Three of them were Quasi Relics, two of which were armors. This scale of gift-giving amazed the Jiang Family. When did the Lu Family become so wealth?
Naturally, Lu Li was the one that provided the Quasi Relics. He also brought a large number of Mystic Materials which the priceless and rare kinds harvested from the Inferno.
“So vastly rich!”
Patriarchs of the Jiang Family were joyful. Jiang Wuwo was astonished as well but he didn’t show any excitement. Instead of accepting the betrothal presents, Jiang Wuwo asked after a pause, “Renhuang, Qiling is my only daughter and the current Jiang Family Patriarch. When she is married to the Lu Family, what should we do at the Jiang Family? Have you thought about it?”
Lu Renhuang frowned. He knew that Jiang Wuwo would embarrass them with this issue. He did not rash into any answers.
Seeing that Lu Renhuang didn’t respond, Lu Li stood up, cupped his fists and said, “Uncle Jiang, I have talked with Qiling about this. When we have kids, we will chose one of them to take the name of Jiang. We will let the Jiang Family raise that kid.”
The patriarchs discussed heatedly. It was a nice offer. Lu Li was talented and so was Jiang Qiling. Their children would be so as well. With support from both the Lu Family and the Jiang Family, their kid would definitely become a peerless powerful warrior.
However, Jiang Wuwo disagreed. Lu Li could let his kid take the name of Jiang but it would still be Lu Li’s son. When Lu Li’s son become Jiang Family Patriarch, wouldn’t the Jiang Family be annexed by the Lu Family?
That being said…
Were there any other ways apart from this? When Jiang Qiling was pushed to the extreme, she would directly run away from the Jiang Family to marry Lu Li. By then, no amount of profit would matter.