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Chapter 299: A Thousand Years of Planning

    Chapter 299: A Thousand Years of Planning

    Translator: CKtalon  Editor: CKtalon

    "She is currently living in Swallow Phoenix Brothel! Every few days, she will play the zither or pipa. The guests will only hear her music, but not see her face. Even offering large amounts of gold to meet her doesn't work," said Yi Xiao with a smile. "That sister of yours is very famous right now. Many rich guests come from all over Jiang Prefecture just to listen to her music."

    "That impressive?" Qin Yun was astonished. "Eleven years ago, some might have called Xiao Shuang peerless in both sword dancing and pipa but she was only at the level of a county's Courtesan Belle."

    "She's much better now. I even went to listen to her perform once," said Yi Xiao. "I'm certain that she is a cultivator. Furthermore, her realm is rather high. And it is all infused in her pipa. Even I teared up because I could not help but be influenced by her music."

    Qin Yun was astonished. "She was already older than twenty back then. How did she knock open the gate of immortality?"

    "That I do not know," said Yi Xiao.

    Qin Yun nodded while deep in thought.

    There were, of course, some exceptions to the rule that one cannot knock open the gate of immortality after the age of twenty. For example, a person could obtain a treasured herb that revitalized them and gave them the needed push.

    "We will go visit Xiao Shuang later today. Accompany me," said Qin Yun.

    "Aren't you afraid I'll be jealous?" quipped Yi Xiao. As she spoke, she sat up to put on her clothes. She quickly slipped into a Dharma treasure robe.

    "She's my younger sister." Qin Yun got up as well.

    "Hehe, in Lady Chen Shuang's eyes, you might be more than just an elder brother," joked Yi Xiao. "Alright, I'll pass the order for the servants to prepare some food."

    "By the way, didn't you say that there were two matters? What is the other matter?" asked Qin Yun.

    "The other matter is somewhat special. I'll tell you later in detail," said Yi Xiao before she walked out the room.

    ...

    Moments later.

    The couple sat down for breakfast.

    "So what's the second matter?" asked Qin Yun as he drank his congee.

    Yi Xiao turned somewhat serious as she explained, "It's the Flood Dragon King from Qian Prefecture's Yellow Wyrm Lake. About a month ago, he came to visit you. I asked him about the matter but he hesitated to say anything without you there! After I pressed... he said that his days were numbered and that he needed your help."

    "His days were numbered?" Qin Yun was alarmed. "That yellow flood dragon is also a Connate Golden Core realm demon. Furthermore, he is at the domain level. He's rather famous among the Water race demons. Why would his days be numbered?"

    "It's best you ask him yourself. I felt like there were many things he was unwilling to tell me," said Yi Xiao.

    "Alright."

    Qin Yun flipped his hand and took out the Inspect Heavenly Token. He directly contacted the Flood Dragon King of Yellow Wyrm Lake through it.

    Buzz.

    Soon, a figure appeared in midair. Yellow Wyrm was in humanoid form but he had a yellow flood dragon's head. When he saw Qin Yun, he bowed reverentially and excitedly. "Greetings Sword Immortal Qin."

    "Why were you looking for me?" asked Qin Yun.

    "Are there any outsiders around you, Sword Immortal Qin?" asked Yellow Wyrm.

    "Don't worry," said Qin Yun.

    Yellow Wyrm nodded immediately and said, "This matter is related to Po Cloud Lake's Black Dragon."

    "Black Dragon?" Qin Yun knitted his brows. "Continue!"

    Yellow Wyrm continued, "Black Dragon chanced upon a secret of my yellow flood dragon lineage! He carefully initiated a plot that has spanned a thousand years. He slowly befriended my yellow flood dragon lineage and even married his daughter to me. I knew nothing of his schemes back then and was overjoyed! I thought that having such a father-in-law would be a form of backing."

    "I never expected that Black Dragon's machinations would run so deep. The powerful demons in my Yellow Wyrm Lake were secretly planted by him. And there were others that he had drawn over to his camp! Furthermore, that shrew later became the Dragon Queen of my Flood Dragon Palace. She gave birth to two sons for me... Black Dragon even sent his disciple to personally help that shrew! His disciple was also a Connate Golden Core intent domain level demon. To be honest, the Dragon Queen was in control of more than half the power in Flood Dragon Palace."

    Yellow Wyrm smiled bitterly.

    Qin Yun was enlightened!

    "To ensure his success, Black Dragon instructed that shrew to have all my illegitimate children killed." Yellow Wyrm shook his head. "And, as you know, that resulted in the death of Sword Immortal Qin's good brother, Fu Qing."

    Qin Yun listened.

    He had never forgotten Scholar's death! Fu Qing was a brother that he had experienced life and death struggles with on many battlefields.

    "Sword Immortal Qin, you were infuriated back then. Furthermore, your strength was astounding. That shrew and her senior brother were appalled, and also afraid that they would lose their lives if they remained in Flood Dragon Palace! Therefore, the shrew and her senior brother fled immediately," said Yellow Wyrm. "The moment they left, I immediately took the opportunity to wipe out all unloyal agents within Flood Dragon Palace. I even activated an array formation to prevent Black Dragon from having any chances to get me."

    "It looks like I ended up helping you," said Qin Yun.

    "That's right. Because of you, I became the true lord of Yellow Wyrm Lake," said Yellow Wyrm. "Although I knew that Black Dragon would not easily give up plans that he had been enacting for a thousand years, I felt that he would not be able to attack me since he was an Essence Soul realm demon! I wasn't afraid of him."

    "I led a carefree life for seven years, certain that Black Dragon could do nothing to me."

    "However, I never expected him to bribe those of the Water race in my Flood Dragon Palace. Slowly, over time, they poisoned me with the Seven Emotions Poison," said Yellow Wyrm wryly. "By the time I noticed it, it was already too late."

    "Seven Emotions Poison is something that only Patriarch Myriad Demon of Heavenly Demon Palace is capable of refining. It's extremely precious. Just one concoction is worth a first-grade Dharma treasure," said Qin Yun. "He actually used it on you?"

    For Black Dragon to make such a huge investment, he was definitely expecting a very great return on investment!

    "This secret is something only children of my yellow flood dragon lineage can obtain. Black Dragon married his daughter to me and she had two dragon sons! Those two ingrates are both with Black Dragon," explained Yellow Wyrm. "Apart from the two ingrates, the only remaining member of my bloodline is that little fish demoness who you are protecting, Sword Immortal Qin."

    "Oh?" Qin Yun said, "From the looks of it, the secret of your yellow flood dragon lineage is quite a big one."

    "To be honest, my yellow flood dragon lineage is not related to the Dragon race." Yellow Wyrm's eyes were filled with confidence. "My yellow flood dragon's ancestor was a yellow wyrm that came to this world from another realm."

    Qin Yun was alarmed.

    Nearly all the flood dragons in the world were descendants of the Dragon race with mixed bloodlines.

    Pure-blooded dragons were very rare.

    However, with all the mixed-blood descendants, the numbers were just too many. Even the Dragon race itself did not know how many descendants they had! Everyone in the world simply thought that the yellow flood dragon bloodline was just another set of ordinary flood dragons.

    "A typical sect prospers for a few thousand years before collapsing. As for my yellow flood dragon lineage, it has survived for tens of thousands of years. This is not simple luck. Instead, it is because my lineage has an extraordinary bloodline. As long as one inherits the throne as Flood Dragon King, they will eventually reach the Connate Golden Core," said Yellow Wyrm confidently. "In terms of bloodline prestige, we are in no way inferior to pure-blooded dragons."

    "The descendants of an Other Realm yellow wyrm?" Qin Yun was secretly astonished.

    "Unfortunately, my father was overly foolish. He leaked the secret and Black Dragon learned of it. Black Dragon schemed for a thousand years and his plans are finally coming to fruition," said Yellow Wyrm. "They just want me dead now! Once I'm dead, my two ingrate sons by Black Dragon's side would have a chance to become the new Flood Dragon King."

    "He can dream on!"

    Yellow Wyrm's expression was hideous. "He wiped out my children and controlled me. He even plotted to kill me! Even if my yellow flood dragon lineage is exterminated, I will absolutely prevent Black Dragon from obtaining the secret of my yellow flood dragon line."

    "Sword Immortal Qin, I implore you to bring that little fish demoness to Flood Dragon Palace as soon as possible," said Yellow Wyrm. "If I have to choose a successor... I'd rather let that little fish demoness inherit my yellow flood dragon line! As long as she becomes my successor, she will eventually reach the Connate Golden Core level in time. Sword Immortal Qin, with your strength, you are invincible to all beneath the Essence Soul realm! There's no need to be afraid of him!"

    "Brother Yun, Black Dragon has been planning this for a thousand years. If you were to interfere with his plans, he will definitely bear a grudge against you." Yi Xiao spoke out with worry.

    "Sword Immortal Qin..." Yellow Wyrm turned anxious.

    "I will visit you tomorrow," said Qin Yun.

    Yellow Wyrm was immediately delighted. "Great! Thank you, Sword Immortal Qin!"

    Soon the transmission was terminated.

    Yi Xiao said immediately, "Brother Yun, why are you meddling in his affairs? Just let them fight it out. Who cares if he dies?"

    "Xiaoxiao." Qin Yun shook his head. "I have never forgotten Scholar's death! I previously thought that Dragon Queen was the main culprit. Now, it appears that Black Dragon is the mastermind behind all this."

    "That is one of the nine demons of the Po Cloud Water race! He is an Essence Soul demon that has been cultivating for thousands of years." Yi Xiao could not help but say. "Just like the Nine Lineage Fiendish Demons, some fiendcelestials have obtained the aid of Other Realm Fiendcelestials to make breakthroughs in strength. They have weak foundations. Perhaps a sword immortal that has stepped into the Dao can defy the constraints of realms and slay them! However, Black Dragon is a great demon with deep foundations. He's nearly impossible to kill. Even if Elder Sword was revived, he would not be capable of doing so!"

    Qin Yun looked at his wife. "But I can!"

    Yi Xiao was taken aback.
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