Sovereign Of The Three Realms - Chapter 1187
“Haha, you’ve finally showed up, brother . I would’ve gone to look for you if you were absent any longer!” Emperor Peerless laughed heartily when he saw Jiang Chen . It was obvious that the great emperor and his wife were having a good time in the young lord residence . Thanks to the Pinecrane Pill and the baptism of the wood spirit spring, Madame Yun was approaching full recovery .
Both Emperor Peerless and Madame Yun appreciated these blissful, carefree days . The madame had been injured almost the moment they fell in love, and it had been the heaviest burden they’d borne for the longest time . Emperor Peerless had to depart very often in search for a cure . As a result, they spent more time apart than together .
But after so many years of travel and hardships, Madame Yun’s injuries were now finally healed . That was why Emperor Peerless felt extreme gratitude towards Jiang Chen . The couple were loyal people who greatly valued the ties of friendship, and Jiang Chen had done them an enormous favor . They also rather liked Veluriyam Capital . Given that the three had been close for a while, the couple were beginning to feel like settling here .
“Old Brother Mo, your wife has essentially made a full recovery . From hereon, the two of you can be the happy couple you’ve always wanted to be . ”
“Hehe, it’s all thanks to you, brother . I can’t even imagine how I should repay you . I’ll set aside the niceties . I hear that Veluriyam Capital’s current situation is souring and someone’s trying to challenge your authority . Is that true?” Mo Wushuang asked in a low tone .
Jiang Chen had known it’d be impossible to hide this matter from someone like Emperor Peerless . He sighed quietly . “Well, they can try . In the end, they’re nothing more than insignificant clowns . ”
“Very good! I like your confidence . If these words were to come from anyone else, I would’ve thought they were being insufferably arrogant . But you? You definitely have the right to say such a thing . ” Emperor Peerless praised . “I haven’t met Emperor Shura myself, but rumors of him have reached my ears . His martial dao strength is beyond questionable, but his breadth of mind, bearing, choice of methods and charisma are far inferior to Emperor Peafowl . I believe that your ceiling of potential is far, far higher than even Emperor Peafowl’s . If Veluriyam Capital’s citizens aren’t completely foolish, they should know to choose you as their ruler instead of this Emperor Shura!”
Madame Yun agreed deeply . “Emperor Shura is the kind of expert that every great force in the Upper Eight Regions possess . There really isn’t anything special about him . Emperor Peafowl is the reason why Veluriyam Capital is one of the most prominent powers of the Upper Eight Region, not him . ”
This was something obvious even to an outsider . At best, Emperor Shura was the third great emperor of Veluriyam Capital . Emperor Petalpluck sat ahead of him as the second, but the emperor was low-key and seldom became involved in these conflicts . That was why Emperor Shura was the more famous one . However, to outsiders, Veluriyam Capital’s rise to prominence was all thanks to the extraordinary Emperor Peafowl . Without him, Veluriyam Capital would be no better than a first rank sect .
“Brother, I believe your sister-in-law’s suggestion isn’t bad . Every vassal of Veluriyam Capital will be at the meeting . You may be the young lord of Sacred Peafowl Mountain, but your roots are ultimately shallow compared to others . The best thing you can do during a time like this is to visit others and garner some support . In fact, you should do something big and let everyone know that your status wasn’t gifted, but earned . ”
“You’re very right, Old Brother Mo . ” Jiang Chen acknowledged .
“Haha, considering the disorder that’s plaguing Veluriyam Capital right now, I’m quite worried that someone wishes to harm you, so I’m going to stay close and be your bodyguard for a while . Ah Yun, you’re fine with this, right? Hahaha!” Emperor Peerless laughed .
Madame Yun responded seriously . “But of course . I would’ve advised you to do this even if you didn’t ask, my beloved . Our brother is at a critical moment in his life . If you don’t help him now, when will it ever be the right time?”
Jiang Chen was very touched by Madame Yun’s breadth of mind . He hadn’t saved her life with reciprocation in mind, but was grateful that she was doing so . He couldn’t deny that the presence of a great emperor would make things a lot more convenient .
“Let’s grab the Geng brothers as well . ” Emperor Peerless laughed . “They’re both my sworn brothers, and they’ve been very impressed by you thus far . ”
“I shan’t pretend that this isn’t exactly what I hoped for . ” Jiang Chen was overjoyed to hear this .
The Geng Geng brothers were extremely powerful . They might not be great emperors yet, but they were at least as strong as the four great monarchs .
With Emperor Peerless, the four great monarchs, and the Geng brothers by his side, his faction now boasted formidable strength . This was even before mentioning Emperor Void, Emperor Coiling Dragon and their many powerful subordinates .
“Brother…” Emperor Peerless pondered for a moment before starting, “Forgive me for saying this, but there have been a lot of rumors in Veluriyam Capital as of late . Emperor Peafowl’s whereabouts is what worries me the most right now . ”
“What is on your mind, elder brother?” Jiang Chen looked over .
“Alive or not, I’m almost certain that Emperor Peafowl has run into some trouble . There’s no explaining Emperor Shura’s sudden gall to spread such heinous rumors otherwise . I’m worried that… do you think that another power might be interfering with Veluriyam Capital’s internal strife?”
As a great emperor, Emperor Peerless’ instincts were incredibly accurate . Jiang Chen’s face hardened with gravity, and the young man sighed quietly after a long time . “I’ll be frank, Old Brother Mo . The same possibility has crossed my mind . A few days ago, after just returning from my journey, I discovered a new pill store right next to Taiyuan Tower . As it turned out, it actually belongs to Pillfire City . To this day, I can’t ascertain if Pillfire City was taking advantage of our moment of weakness of their own accord, or if Emperor Shura was the one who’s led the wolf into our city . ”
“Pillfire City?” Emperor Peerless arched an eyebrow in response .
Madame Yun’s gentle expression also became clouded with some complications . Obviously, the name “Pillfire City” was something neither the great emperor nor his wife were keen to hear as Emperor Pillzenith was the source of Madame Yun’s injuries .
That emperor had been a thorn in Emperor Peerless and Madame Yun’s side for the longest time . Countless geniuses had sought to win her affection when the madame was young, but her heart belonged to Emperor Peerless alone . What was supposed to be a beautiful love became muddied when Emperor Pillzenith decided to fight for Madame Yun’s affection too .
In the end, the two great emperors fought a decisive duel and Emperor Peerless had come out just a little short . In a moment of danger, it was Madame Yun who jumped in and took a blow meant for Emperor Peerless . That was how she came by the long term injury .
When the battle was battle was over, Emperor Pillzenith was furious, incensed, regretful, and apologetic for what he had done . That was why he’d never really stopped Emperor Peerless from entering Pillfire City in search for a cure . But it wasn’t that he didn’t want to strike down Emperor Peerless . He was more afraid that he would damage his reputation and inspire Madame Yun’s eternal hatred after the act .
Jiang Chen also hated Pillfire City to the bone . He had crossed paths with the faction before, and had recently discovered that they were the ones behind the disorder of Veluriyam Capital . This was something the young man absolutely couldn’t allow . Veluriyam Capital was his domain and Taiyuan Tower was his private property . Anyone who attacked Taiyuan Tower was attacking him as well .
“Brother, are you sure Pillfire City is the culprit behind this?” Emperor Peerless asked gravely .
“I interrogated someone to get this information . I am absolutely certain that it is them . ”
“Mm . If Emperor Shura really did lure the wolf into his own city, then I must say that he is far dumber than I imagined . Gratitude means nothing to Pillfire City . I guarantee he will regret his decision down the line if he really is the one behind all this . ” Emperor Peerless uttered angrily with impatience .
Madame Yun quietly hugged Emperor Peerless’ arm . “Calm down, darling Mo . Our wise younger brother is an exceptional genius . He doesn’t fear even Pillfire City . Do you forget that he’s soundly defeated Pill King Ji Lang twice already?”
Emperor Peerless laughed loudly with a slap of the table . “That’s right, Pill King Ji Lang was supposedly the number one successor of Pillfire City, but even he’s suffered defeat twice at the hands of our wise brother . This means that the next generation of Veluriyam Capital is far superior to Pillfire City’s!”
Jiang Chen smiled before his eyes suddenly colored with seriousness . He looked at Emperor Peerless . “Old Brother Mo, would you like an opportunity to utterly crush Emperor Pillzenith?”
“Oh? Please elaborate . ” Emperor Peerless’ eyes lit up . Other than healing Madame Yun, crushing Emperor Pillzenith was practically his greatest wish over the years .
Although his wife was now fully recovered, the humiliation of defeat at the hands of Emperor Pillzenith hadn’t passed at all . Emperor Peerless was willing to accept any price in exchange for crushing Emperor Pillzenith .
“Brother, are you sure you’re not just teasing me?” Emperor Peerless asked with a wry smile .
Jiang smile .
Jiang Chen shook his head . “I do not make empty promises . However, this must remain a top secret . ”
Emperor Peerless slapped his chest . “Brother, you should know what kind of person I am . If you can fulfill this wish of mine, I swear to obey your orders for the rest of my life . I won’t even frown if you want Yun’er and I to join Sacred Peafowl Mountain!”
Jiang Chen smiled easily . “Brother, I know you’re comfortable leading a free, wandering life, so I wouldn’t impose on you with such a request . However, you and I are kindred spirits . I’m sure I’ll be uneasy if I don’t gift you this opportunity . ”
“Oh?” Emperor Peerless’ chest tightened when he discovered that Jiang Chen didn’t seem to be joking . “Brother, please don’t leave me hanging any longer . You know I’m an impatient person . ”
Jiang Chen nodded . “Old Brother Mo, Madame Yun . This matter is of the utmost importance . All I ask is for this to remain a secret, because a leak will put Old Brother Mo in grave danger . ”
Madame Yun covered her mouth after a soft cry . This time, she couldn’t help but stare at Jiang Chen with eyes clouded by doubt and worry . She couldn’t keep calm at the thought of danger to Emperor Peerless’ life .
“Brother . Do I look like someone who’s afraid of danger? What kind of danger do you think I haven’t encountered yet after wandering the world for so many years?” Emperor Peerless sounded nonchalant however . It was obvious he didn’t take Jiang Chen’s warning too seriously .
The young man shook his head . “It’s different this time . If news of this is leaked, you may be hunted by every great emperor in the entire world . ”
“It’s that serious?” Emperor Peerless goggled at Jiang Chen .
“Mm . It may even be worse than that, honestly . ” Jiang Chen opened his palm and revealed an intricate bottle . “Brother Mo, this bottle contains a drop of blood of the ancient kun’peng . Once you’ve refined it, you will be gifted an empyrean opportunity . In the future, it will guarantee your ascension to empyrean realm, and if you’re lucky, you may surpass even that . ”
Emperor Peerless trembled all over like a bolt of lightning had struck . Madame Yun’s face had turned completely white too . They were both flabbergasted by Jiang Chen’s gift .