Chapter 1350 - Big Plans
Hearing 'Singularity Atlas' caused Ye Dongliu to bitterly smile. "You little... I already said that I’d give you this treasure and the position of house leader in another decade, but you're still impatient about it."
"It's not that, Dad. It's not like I want the atlas that badly. It's just hard for me to find an opportunity to kill Jiang Qingliu without it," Ye Buzhiqiu hurriedly explained.
"Are you really only trying to give the chief instructor a push? You sure you're not pining over this treasure of mine?"
"Dad, is that how you see me? I'm your son, you know. You should understand me best!"
"Hahahaha... I was just messing with you. I'm just feeling a little lonely about the fact that you're fully grown up now and have your own plans in mind."
"Stop joking around, Dad. I’d already grown up by the time I was in my thirties, and now I'm almost five centuries old."
"Yeah, right, yet you still have no wife or children," Ye Dongliu said, raising his brow at his son.
"I worry that a wife and children could be an obstacle to my goals, so I want to achieve them first before I settle down."
"Don't take too long on that. If I get my grandson fast, I can still raise him to never repeat the mistakes of the previous generation."
"Understood! So, about the Singularity Atlas...."
Ye Dongliu put his hand on his son's shoulder. "Fine. I’ll talk to the artifact soul about you and let you inherit it. You'll also be made leader of the house, but I can only announce it after the matter of the divine tree settles down, alright?"
"Yes!" Ye Buzhiqiu was overjoyed.
At the Sixth Sword Branch, Tianming, Yu Ziqian, Long Wanying, Jiang Qingliu and Yan Nuxia got together for a meeting.
Jiang Qingliu had just returned, so Long Wanying asked, "How is it?"
"The chief instructor made new arrangements. Now, I'll be in the same group as Ye Buzhiqiu and we'll be posted at the Greatriver Valley where there’s quite a few fruits," he said.
Hearing that, Tianming got a weird feeling. "Everyone, with Li Wushuang out there ready to kill, should the sect really be sending people out right now?"
Jiang Qingliu said, "Of course. The harvest of the divine tree determines how the sect will develop in the next ten thousand years. We can't afford to be scared into hiding. It's the same as giving up on the future. Not to mention, the tree is too wide, so Li Wushuang can only kill a small portion of people. Now that Gujian Daoyi has left us, we can only be more careful and avoid taking as many risks as we can."
"Brother Jiang is right. We shouldn't let a madwoman's threats dictate our actions. Not to mention, the group is only secretly going out to lay some groundwork. All we have to do is send word to people on where to find which fruits to pick. There’s far too many of them, after all," Long Wanying said. The ones who would really be doing the picking were the many residents of cities scattered across the territories. The swordpupils were only there to protect them. As for Long Wanying herself, she would be on the lookout for Li Wushuang.
"Understood." Tianming nodded and turned to Jiang Qingliu. "Senior Jiang, I heard something about their new plans for you."
"Oh, what is it?" He had already guessed that this was a plot to get him killed.
"Do you know about the Singularity Atlas?" Tianming asked.
"Of course. It's a grade-seven divine artifact that's inferior to no other artifact in the sect than the Azuresoul Tower."
"That's the one." Tianming repeated what Yin Chen had heard at Senluo Mansion to Jiang Qingliu.
"No wonder I was a.s.signed to a group with him. Looks like the chief instructor is committed to killing me! How cruel. Even after his brother's death, he still hasn't forgotten about wanting to claim my life."
"His younger brother is gone and he wants revenge, so he needs your tower to get stronger," Long Wanying said.
Jiang Qingliu took a deep breath and stayed silent for a moment. "Tianming, your lifebound beast is far too impressive. Without it, I don't know how many times I would've died by now."
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"Since that's the case, I have some thoughts about this matter and I'd like Senior Jiang to support me," Tianming said."Oh?" Jiang Qingliu's expression was solemn. "Let's hear it."
"You'll be the bait and leave the sect with him. Aunt Ying, Aunt Yan, Gan Gangan, and I will go to the Greatriver Valley together to set things up. While his Singularity Atlas is impressive, Gan Gangan's Divine Worldeater Cauldron is much bigger and can completely seal off an area even larger than the atlas can. The three of you should have no issues taking on Ye Buzhiqiu, right?"
The cauldron was the key to the plan, which made Yu Ziqian an essential part as well. It would also be easy for Yan Nuxia, Long Wanying, and Jiang Qingliu to gang up on Ye Buzhiqiu. It would be much easier than dealing with Gujian Qingshuang. After that, they could use Ye Buzhiqiu to lure Gujian Qingshuang out.
"Senior Jiang, I probably won't be staying on the Azurecloud Continent for too long either. So, if our plan works out, you'll be the one that rules the continent for real," Tianming emphasized.
"I see...." Jiang Qingliu still didn't quite know what to make of this. He stared at Tianming blankly, constantly asking himself if he really was a junior. Privately, he asked Long Wanying, "Is this really his plan or yours?"
"His, of course! But he has my full support. In fact, if we can get Ye Buzhiqiu and Gujian Qingshuang, I want to make the Tumulus Pill G.o.d and even Lan Sha into our puppets... maybe even Li Wushuang!" She said the last name with extra vindictiveness.
"Are you crazy?"
"The Xuanyuan Dragon Sect is mostly a goner, and I already lost my husband and son. I already have nothing left to lose."
"As for you, those that you respect have betrayed and tried to kill you a few times already. Do you think you're still sane?"
"Me? I've gone insane long ago, hahaha!"
"Then let's be insane together. With this child's capabilities alone, this wouldn't work out without our support. If it succeeds, we'll be huge contributors to it as well."
"If we really manage to succeed all the way, what would we do about Li Wushuang?"
"I don't know. It sounds crazy to even think about it. But if we can make it so that it's hard for her to even kill herself, then I'm willing to do anything, even die for it," she said, grinding her teeth. This was her revenge, and she wouldn't hold back.
"Alright, let's start with Ye Buzhiqiu, then." At the thought of the young master of the Dongye house that constantly humiliated and challenged him, seething anger flashed across his eyes. "That d.a.m.n Ye brat.... I've tolerated him for my whole life, and now I'll finally make him know what a fate worse than death feels like!"
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