Chapter 471: Battle of Seating
Translated by Jouissance of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Zuo Yan was a well built man, his features ruggedly handsome, very masculine. Though he looked young, he wasn’t part of the youths anymore. Tens of thousands of years ago, he had become a disciple of the Head of the Cang Alliance. Nowadays, he held power over many decisions in the Cang Alliance.
You ZhenTian was courteous to Zuo Yan. Though he held the bearing of an elder, his tone made it clear that he didn’t look down on the younger generation.
You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao looked at each other and went off to find Feng ChiYun in sync. If You ZhenTian really brought him, he shouldn’t be too hard to find. However, they didn’t see any hint of Feng ChiYun when looking around.
As they were wondering about this, Yin Ge suddenly walked over. “I’ve found him.”
You XiaoMo was shocked and asked, “Where?”
“He’s among the Vermillion Blood Clan, at the back, second to last.”
You XiaoMo looked at the second to last and found that the Feng ChiYun Yin Ge was talking about was a emotionless young man, his eyes lifeless. The face didn’t belong to Feng ChiYun either. “Er… how can you be certain that he’s Feng ChiYun?”
Yin Ge said, “I can tell.”
Alright, you win!
“You ZhenTian probably did something to him. Maybe some sort of seal. It seems that You ZhenTian is a very careful person,” Ling Xiao said with a frown.
“Then what do we do now?”
“Let’s see what chances we’re given.”
Really, this was just called improvising, You XiaoMo complained to himself. Afterwards, the Black Tortoise Clan came at the last minute as Ling Xiao had said they would. Their habit of being slow really never changed. However, with their arrival, the celebration finally began.
The long tables were removed and exchanged for many tables of food. The red table cover had beautiful and delicate patterns stitched on. Though not many people were invited, many had tagged along. The Cang Alliance had prepared for such an occurrence and had tables added after confirming the number of guests.
Just as he was about to ask why the main character of the celebration hadn’t appeared, there was a sudden commotion. Then he heard someone yell, “The Head of the Cang Alliance is coming!”
Everyone immediately looked towards the main hall. The Head of the Cang Alliance, someone who, along with You ZhenTian, was known as one of the Two Greats of the Southern Continent. You XiaoMo had thought he would be a white haired old man, but instead he was a masculine young man with a well-built physique. No wonder his first disciple was Zuo Yan. They probably had more to speak about?
He imagined the two sitting together talking about who had a better figure and did a spittake. Such a thunder striking image, it was best not to think of.
Ling Xiao looked at him with disgust. “Even though you’re a glutton, it doesn’t mean you should be so gross.”
You XiaoMo: “…”
This time, he’d rather Ling Xiao not figure out what he was thinking, so he’d let that glutton comment go.
You XiaoMo quietly wiped a face of blood, continuing to watch the main characters of the evening.
The Head of the Cang Alliance’s surname was Fu, his first name being CangQiong, a very powerful name. His strength rivalled You ZhenTian. A powerful figure like him should be attended to by a crowd, but instead he lowered himself, supporting an unsteadily walking young man. His two-meter statue made the young man seem exceptionally fragile.
t/n: CangQiong(苍穹 ): The blue dom of heaven
You XiaoMo couldn’t help but widen his eyes. The young man rumored to hold Fu CangQiong’s favor had wrapped himself up tight, as expected. It was a shame that they couldn’t see his face.
“What’s the name of this Xiao shidi?” You XiaoMo asked curiously. Speaking of he still didn’t know the other’s name. The invitation hadn’t said, only mentioning that it was Fu CangQiong’s favored disciple. However, they were in attendance of the celebration so it was rather embarrassing for them to not know the main character’s event.
“Don’t know,” Ling Xiao answered, very straightforwardly.
You XiaoMo looked to Yin Ge and Zhan YuXuan. The two shook their heads as one and You XiaoMo couldn’t help but sweat a little. They were probably the worst guests in history. It seems like they had to find a chance to secretly ask someone about it.
Fu CangQiong helped his disciple to the edge of the stairs and announced, “Thank you, everyone, for coming to the birthday banquet of my beloved pupil. I hope that everyone has fun. Please, sit.”
He didn’t say much before he was done, but everyone was used to it. When it came to his favored disciple, he usually wouldn’t say much.
There was a method to the seating.
The closer you were to the main table, the more important you were. Usually, people were very responsible and polite about this.
For example, You ZhenTian held a position equal to that of Fu CangQiong’s, so they sat at the same table. However, that table could only fit ten people.
You XiaoMo, Ling Xiao and company didn’t immediately find a place to sit down. Most of those in attendance were young talents. In regards to their experience, they were nowhere near worthy of sitting with You ZhenTian and the others. The only ones worthy were powerhouses of the Ten God Rankings, because they were right below Sacred level.
However, not all those on the Ten God Rankings were in attendance.
After Ling Xiao kicked two people off, only nine were left, but not everyone could arrive in time. Some were in secluded cultivation, some were too far away and some might even be in the Middle Realms, so only three had come, with two of them from the old rankings.
One was from the GuMa Tribe of DongZhou. However, this person kept a rather low profile. The other was from the Mage Guild. As a mage, being able to get onto the rankings was more than impressive.
You XiaoMo didn’t know either of them, but their identities were clear because they had sat down at the main table.
Speaking of, Ling Xiao was a member of the Ten Gods. With his position, he could sit at the main table, but –
You XiaoMo, seeing that only one place was left at the main table, wanted to push him into going over so that others wouldn’t look down on him. That was when something unexpected occurred.
You ZhenTian suddenly started laughing and led his grandson, the second grandson You XiaoMo had been curious about before, to the main table, loudly introducing him to Fu CangQoing and then telling You QingYun to sit in the remaining seat.
With that, everyone’s expressions twisted.
With You QingTian’s position in the TongTian Continent, he wasn’t worthy of sitting at the main table. This wasn’t about being You ZhenTian’s grandson, but an acknowledgment from the powerhouses of the continent.
You ZhenTian’s actions didn’t just show how much he valued You QingTian, but also made trouble for Ling Xiao in front of everyone, implying that he had no right to sit there. It seemed that this old family head held a grudge for what Ling Xiao did at June Mountains to the Vermillion Blood Clan.
They had been wondering why You ZhenTian had never come looking for trouble regarding You AnTai’s defeat. He still had this ace up the sleeve.
Just as the crowd was prepared to watch the drama unfold, You QingTian vacated the seat voluntarily, respectfully placing his hands together and bowing as he said, “Grandfather, I just saw a few friends over there. It’s better if I don’t trouble my seniors sitting here.”
“How is your presence a trouble? I believe that you all don’t mind, do you?” You ZhenTian’s expression was as dark as a deep well. Not only did he not go along with what his grandson said, but dragged the others at the table down as he spoke.
They were all stoic, but inside, they were cursing up a storm.
As expected of an old fox like You ZhenTian, he had to pull them into his and Ling Mo’s spat. If they agreed, then didn’t that mean that they thought that Ling Mo, who had already kicked two people off the rankings, wasn’t worthy of sitting with them?
They weren’t as stupid as to go and offend people without provocation. Ling Mo didn’t have anything against them either.
“I mind.” That was when a cold and clear, but emotionless voice, cut through the silence.
The crowd was stunned before realizing that it was the star of the celebration who had spoken, the young man who hadn’t said anything yet.
You ZhenTian’s face darkened at this.
The young man seemed completely unaware of the pressure that was coming down on him, and said, “You don’t think think of the difference between my master’s position and your grandson? Are you trying to insult my master by making him sit with a junior?”
With these words, even if it hadn’t been You ZhenTian’s intention in the first place, it was now.
You ZhenTian gave the young man a long look before looking to Fu CangQiong. “Alliance Head Fu, your disciple is quite brave, to say something like that to his senior.”
The corner of Fu CangQiong’s lips curled as he spoke with a smile. “Please excuse him, Family Head You, my young disciple here has always had a habit of speaking too fast, too bluntly, and too honestly. If he says anything, don’t take it to heart. He’s still a kid.”
You ZhenTian’s face twitched imperceptibly. These words were clearly implying that his disciple was right. Don’t take it to heart? Hmph, Fu CangQiong, you’ve planned this, haven’t you?
The old family head didn’t know that the Alliance Head Fu, hearing his favored disciple defend him and call him ‘my master’ was absolutely delighted, even though he knew that it might just be because the other was in a mood. It had been a long time since he had heard his beloved disciple say so much in one go.
As they were facing off, the topic of their conversation, Ling Xiao had already found a random table and sat with his companions. After all, something like reputation couldn’t be eaten.
Seeing his uncaring attitude, they knew that Ling Xiao didn’t care about a mere seat. With that, it seemed like You ZhenTian, the head of his family, was just petty. However, no one dared voice their thoughts.