Indeed, Ye Qingyu grew a little dissatisfied with the old emperor's response or lack thereof.
It was rumored that this bigshot of the Dragon Human Race had led the race for many years and could be considered a peerless mighty emperor. As someone who once had a huge battle with [Quasi-emperor Xiaofei], he was probably not just a proud person. Although the rumors alleged that he had a cruel and insufferable temperament, he should at least be an expert who could be talked reason to. At this time, however, the posture he was displaying was a touch too haughty.
Ye Qingyu began to wonder if there was a misunderstanding. After all, the Third Princess and her subordinates were unable to take the halberd away from him, and thus might have fanned up some flames behind his back by twisting his words deliberately. As a result, the misinformed old emperor could be bearing an enmity toward him.
After some thinking, Ye Qingyu felt it necessary to provide an explanation.
He thus continued speaking, "Senior, you seem to be very disapproving of me, but I'm sure there's a misunderstanding somewhere. Earlier on, when the Third Princess brought people to the Green Xuan Hall of Heaven Connect City to find me in order to take back the halberd, it was really not that I didn't want to return it, but that the halberd's mind automatically replied and rejected her. And when she and the others kept slandering me in an unreasonable and overbearing manner by claiming that I stole other treasures of the Dragon Human Race, I decided to take back the halberd. Although my domain is a small and backward one with sparse resources, we would never be covetous of the ancestral weapons of other races. Now that you've personally come to collect the halberd, I'll naturally present it with both hands, in fulfilment of your ancestor's final wish. Henceforth, the Heaven Wasteland Domain and the Dragonblood Dynasty have no more obligations to each other."
He saluted after he finished speaking.
He then took the [Dragonblood Halberd] out of the [Cloud Top Cauldron].
Bursts of low cries were heard.
The moment the dark-red halberd left the [Cloud Top Cauldron], it seemed to sense something and became unusually eager and agitated, emitting a terrifying and strange burst of power while vibrating rapidly.
What's going on?
Ye Qingyu was startled.
The next moment, however, Ye Qingyu was unable to react before the [Dragonblood Halberd] issued an immense burst of power which forcefully pushed his fingers away.
The halberd flew out of his hands and shot into the sky.
The red blood light instantly turned into a dazzling long dragon which seemed to be the divine dragon of the ancient legends. It was extremely fast in speed and vivid, and possessed the pressuring force unique to the Dragon Race. As it circled above the old emperor, its blood light dyed the dark sky completely red.
Has the halberd actually transformed into a dragon?
Ye Qingyu was a little surprised.
This was the first time the halberd actively initiated a strange transformation ever since it fell into his hands. From the looks of it, the aura of the old emperor had aroused its spirit.
Just as well.
Since the halberd had actively recognized its owner, everything became easier to explain. Ye Qingyu did not want to waste too much breath and time here anyway.
However, something which terribly surprised him happened the very next moment...
Roar roar roar!
Three dragon roars resounded through the wilderness.
These roars did not express the joy and enthusiasm of returning to one's rightful race. Instead, they were filled with hard-to-describe sorrow, woe, and sadness, as if one had lost something.
Ye Qingyu was taken aback at once.
Why does the situation feel not quite right?
A moment later, the same kind of roar rang out once more.
It induced winds to blow and the world to tremor.
Shortly after, while Ye Qingyu was still astonished like never before, the blood-red dragon spiralled in the air and eventually plunged down into the old emperor's body.
The world suddenly became dark.
Like water being absorbed into a whale, all of the splendor and divine aura followed the dragon and took just a moment to sink into the old emperor's body, disappearing completely.
In the Void, not a trace of the halberd could be felt, leaving only the Black Demon qi which slowly gathered from all directions.
Other than that, there was nothing but a deathly silence.
"Woof... I never thought that large iron stick would actually contain a dragon... Master, it's such a waste for you to give such an awesome treasure to that old fart..." The silly dog let out a wail, seemingly shaken by the scene of the dragon soaring into the sky.
Without saying a word, Ye Qingyu took a glance at the flopping ball of fur on his shoulder, resisting the urge to pinch it into a different shape.
He looked once more at the figure standing upright at the top of the cliff. Until now, the old emperor still had not moved in the slightest and simply remained standing quietly there. He had not turned his body or opened his mouth to talk, as if oblivious to everything that happened around him.
Ye Qingyu indistinctly realized that the situation today was not quite right.
However, he could not tell exactly what was not quite right.
A bizarre aura circulated in the air.
After thinking, he decided that it would be best to leave.
"Now that the halberd has been returned to you, I have ultimately not betrayed the final wish of your ancestor. I have done everything I ought to have done, and henceforth, the Heaven Wasteland Domain and the Dragon Human Race have no more obligations to each other." He cupped his hands.
Naturally, he had done some consideration before making such a point.
Previously, the words and actions of the Third Princess' party had already disgusted him, and that was compounded by the old emperor's attitude today. By expressing the Heaven Wasteland Domain's non-association with them in the future, he believed that a lot of trouble would be saved.
However, the old emperor remained unresponsive.
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