Chapter 230: Peace or War
Three days later in the Clarity Valley of the Melody;
Today was the start of the peace talk and each side would be allowed to bring seven aides to accompany their leaders.
The Devil Goddess was naturally accompanied by four of her golden shadows and three other shadows.
Lu Qingyun as alliance leader was accompanied by the three divine rulers, Tang Xuefeng, Qian Jingjing, Saint Tang Yiren and Saint Lin Wucheng.
Although it seemed that both sides had only just a few representatives but along the perimeter of the Clarity Valley of the Melody were thousands of cultivators in waiting.
The righteous celestials were naturally backed by more than two hundred golden celestials and their presences were nerve racking to the dark celestials
Due to the differences in the cultivation methods of the righteous and dark celestials, the progression of the righteous celestials tended to be slower than the dark celestials but because of the same reason, the numbers of higher level righteous celestials were actually more numerous than the dark celestials.
Although the dark celestials had almost two hundred golden celestials on their side but the righteous celestials actually had more golden supremacies and saints.
Lu Qingyun trembled a little when he saw the Devil Goddess as her group stood a good distance away; there was no need for both sides to be near as they could use their profound voice to communicate with great clarity. Moreover, their hearings were also just as good.
He began to wonder, “Master…Keqin…no, I should call you Fan Yuqing from now on…I wonder how your wounds are?”
Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing also had a light tremble when they noticed the change that was in his countenance.
Fan Yuqing aka the Devil Goddess also had a shudder when she saw Lu Qingyun as she said silently, “Yun’Er, you are looking more and more heroic now. So we’re finally on the opposite side now.”
Then she took a quiet look at Tang Xuefeng. “Xuefeng, I wish you good luck with him. From now on, he is yours…”
The Devil Goddess was the first to speak as she raised her voice, “So you’ve requested for a peace talk? Do you mean it? Why don’t you say your terms first?”
Lu Qingyun nodded lightly before he said, “Both sides will retreat to their respective territories before the war starts. We will treat it as though nothing has happened.”
The Devil Goddess chuckled, “Are you sure you aren’t buying time for your supplies to reach you? Or you’re plotting something else?”
Lu Qingyun replied, “No…”
The Devil Goddess interrupted him, “No one will reveal their plans to the others. Even if you are doing despicable acts, you’re still the righteous celestials…”
Immediately, Saint Yuan Chenggong, Saint Linghu Fei and Saintess Su Rushuang were all interrupting coldly. “We will never do anything unrighteous. Look, who’s the despicable ones…”
Lu Qingyun interrupted them. “This is between the Devil Goddess and I.”
Immediately the three divine rulers were all humming as they kept quiet.
Saintess Su Rushuang could not resist a soft chuckle. “We are only trying to protect the honor of our alliance leader and did not mean to interrupt.”
The Devil Goddess hummed coldly before adding, “What about the celestial clans that you had destroyed? What about their lives that you had taken? Can they come back to life? How am I going to answer to all the celestials that are in my three divine realms? Do you think that it is going to be so easy to just retreat and treat as though nothing has happened?”
Lu Qingyun sighed heavily, “Indeed no.”
The Devil Goddess nodded, “Yes indeed.”
Lu Qingyun forced himself to smile, “Both sides have lost many. It is pointless to continue. Since we have such a great feud, why don’t we use the traditional celestial way and have an honor duel with each other to end our feud? Win or lose, as long as one side perishes honorably then we shall all retreat to our respective divine realms and none shall intrude for the next one hundred years.”
The Devil Goddess replied coldly, “I am a little afraid that others may say that I am bullying you.”
Lu Qingyun said quietly, “But you are injured so it is a fair duel.”
“So you are thinking of defeating me and killing this Devil Goddess that you so despise while I am wounded?”
Lu Qingyun nodded slowly, “This is the best opportunity for me, don’t you agree?”
The Devil Goddess returned a nod as she said nonchalantly, “I’m willing to give you such a chance. So we have the duel now?”
When she had said that, all her golden shadows were gasping and they quickly whispered to her, “Don’t! You can’t fight now. This is too crazy. Your wounds will surely re-opened.”
The three divine rulers were all delighted that the Devil Goddess would actually accept a duel from Lu Qingyun. They actually did not know the details of the peace talk and had thought that Lu Qingyun would be only be a fool for trying to persuade the Devil Goddess.
This was much better than they had expected!
Today the Devil Goddess would perish in this very valley!
They were all thinking, “The Devil Goddess did not know that our Alliance Leader Lu actually commanded two saint-step divine swords. With her current condition, she is only courting her own death!”
Lu Qingyun shook his head, “We shall have our duel in a month time.”
When he had said that, all the divine rulers and the celestials from both sides were startled.
Even the Devil Goddess appeared to be startled as she said, “You’re not afraid that I may recover in a month time?”
Lu Qingyun said quietly, “Only then will the duel be honorable. I want to fight the peaked Devil Goddess.”
The Devil Goddess chuckled softly, “I have no reason to reject a proposal that is stacked to my advantage, right? Therefore I accept your honor challenge.”
All of a sudden Lu Qingyun had brandished his two saint-step divine swords and had thrust them in front of her. “I won’t be easy for you to beat now. I will suggest that you get yourself a better weapon to duel with me.”
The three divine rulers nearly spurted blood when they saw that their Alliance Leader Lu had just revealed his trump cards in front of the Devil Goddess.
“Is he stupid or what?” They were cursing him silently.
The Devil Goddess hummed coldly as she flashed her Primordial Heaven Chart into a blue divine sword, startling everyone with the presence of her divine sword.
It was because the blue divine sword that she had just flashed was also a saint-step divine sword!
Saint Yuan Chenggong and the other two divine rulers were all startled, “The Devil Goddess can use a sword?!”
All of a sudden another white divine sword had also appeared in front of the blue divine sword and it was another saint-step divine sword!
Fan Yuqing had transformed her Tranquil Flute to a saint-step white divine sword!
“As you can see, I’ve two saintly divine swords too. Therefore are you regretting your decision now to give me a month’s grace?”
Lu Qingyun smiled and said, “As expected from the Devil Goddess.”
With that, he had turned his back around.
As he turned around, he was saying quietly to himself. “You will always be my master and my Keqin.”
Fan Yuqing stared blankly after him as she said silently, “You will always be my Yun’Er…”