The Windy Fiery Skies Platform was right below the Ancient Soul Tower. It was a huge space that could fit 1 million people without a problem.
It was also where each 10,000 Kingdoms Pilgrimage was held, and known as the Pilgrimage Platform.
Wu Yu and the Yan Huang royal family, generals, provincial lords, ministers, and aristocrats numbered to the thousands.
Early in the morning, they had come in full force to the Windy Fiery Skies Platform to receive the Ambassadors of 10,000 Kingdoms.
The Windy Fiery Skies Platform was oval shaped, and did not fill up much even when the Yan Huang Tribe were all present.
At the center of the Windy Fiery Skies Platform, there was a white jade platform that floated in mid-air, a few hundred zhang in diameter. Many turned serious faces towards the Windy Fiery Skies Platform as they arrived. Even without explanation, the Windy Fiery Skies Platform knew that the Yan Huang Ancient Emperor would appear there at noon.
Opposite the Yan Huang Tribe was a spacious zone, where the Ambassadors of 10,000 Kingdoms would file into.
Today was the most serious day of Yan Huang, a festival that occurred every 10 years. Anyone in the Immortal's Capital could catch a glimpse of the Ancient Emperor's appearance. Although they could not see him clearly, it was seeing a god nonetheless.
For many of the princes who had never spoken to him directly, this was the only time that they felt their father's presence.
As for the citizens of the Immortal's Capital, they left home early on this day, whether they were men or women, old or young. They lined the streets with solemn gazes and made gestures of worship towards the Ancient Soul Tower and the Windy Fiery Skies Platform even before noon.
The majority were elderly people.
A different mood from the liveliness of the previous few days, the Immortal's Capital was especially quiet today. Not just the Immortal's Capital, but the satellite cities in the vicinity were gripped by a subdued mood as well. Many citizens had come out to wait earnestly.
The whole Jambu Realm had fallen into a hush.
Such was the power and fear of the Yan Huang Ancient Emperor. The only one whom Wu Yu had seen before that could affect an entire society like this was Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian in the Dong Yue Wu Kingdom.
At that time, the mortals of Dong Yue Wu had treated Heavenly Immortal Hao Tian as though he were a real god.
As the sun rose, the Ambassadors of 10,000 Kingdoms had already come from the City of 10,000 Kingdoms to the Windy Fiery Skies Platform.
Of course, the first to arrive would always be the smaller powers and sects. Those who were more confident were also confident that they could arrive later.
"Welcome, Tinder Country friends! Welcome to the Tinder Country’s Emperor!"
At the Windy Fiery Skies Platform, the pilgrimage official Jiang Qingyu welcomed and introduced everyone personally. The job of Jiang Qingyu was to manage relations with the various powers in the Jambu Realm.
To loud cheers, the Tinder Country people who Wu Yu had escorted previously walked out to the Windy Fiery Skies Platform.
The Tinder Country was a small nation that had less than a millennium of history. They were located to the north of the Yan Huang Ancient Country, a region with harsh terrain. But if not for the Yan Huang Ancient Emperor, they would probably have been subsumed under larger nations. Their kingdom border spirit designs were nothing before the experts of the greater powers.
As the first to arrive, the Tinder Country delegates were all smiles, asking after the Regent and the others. They stood in a corner. The Yan Huang Ancient Country had designated it all, and each faction would have their own place.
From the Tinder Country's point of view, there were many Yan Huang Tribe members present. The princes and princesses were only a small portion of them, and each was a force to behold, their ability far above the masses. This set-up was also a calculated move by the Yan Huang Tribe to intimidate the 10,000 kingdoms. Therefore, facing so many Yan Huang Tribe experts alone, the pressure was rather immense.
However, others soon arrived on hand.
"Welcome, Snow Expanse."
"Welcome, Wuyan Kingdom!"
"Welcome, our demon friends from the Zhijiang Sea Region."
As the numbers swelled, martial cultivators, ghostly cultivators, demons, and sea region demons stood here with no enmity and no distance. All were peaceful, and smiles were forced all around.
As the crowd grew and grew, they started to form a certain level of resistance against the Yan Huang Tribe. However, Wu Yu also saw that the majority of the Immortal's Capital's elites had finally made an appearance. Especially the siblings of the Ancient Emperor, who were very strong. Even the weakest was at Qu Yin's level, while the number of ministers and aristocrats and border envoys was beyond counting.
Only when the experts from the likes of the Raging Thunder Marsh, the Sky Demon Nation, the Snow God's Domain, the Immortal Kingdom in the Clouds, the Black Starry Skies Kingdom, the Oriental Flower Immortal Realm, the Devilsky Court, the Rising Cloud Nation, the Yellow Springs Nine Realms, the Dead Souls Sea Region, and the Perennial Sea Region arrived did the Ambassadors of 10,000 Kingdoms' influence surpass the Yan Huang Tribe's, quelling the invisible suppression.
Wu Yu realized that this was a direct clash between the 10,000 kingdoms and the Yan Huang Tribe! They had come to make offerings, but there had to be resentment in their hearts, even though the whole setting looked amiable.
And now they were intangibly expressing their dissatisfaction. They would make the Yan Huang Tribe sweat in this aspect. Each time, the Yan Huang Tribe would have to endure the pressure from the entire Jambu Realm.
And their numbers continued to build.
Especially this time, many of the elite powers' leaders, such as the Dark Sea Emperor, the Dead Souls Demon Lord, the Raging Thunder Supreme Lord, the Starry Skies Sword Emperor, and the Oriental Flower Fairy, had arrived. They were all stronger than the Regent and the others. The Ambassadors of 10,000 Kingdoms had swelled in aura to tenfold that of the Yan Huang Tribe, and perhaps more than that.
Wu Yu now knew the extent of experts in the Jambu Realm. He was completely dumbfounded. He had thought that the Yan Huang Tribe was scary enough, but now the Yan Huang Tribe was being completely crushed. The ambassadors were bent on making the Yan Huang Tribe unable to even lift their heads.
They were united on this.
Wu Yu could feel the tremendous pressure from the Ambassadors of 10,000 Kingdoms pressing against them.
Even Jiang Qingyu's voice was starting to waver at this time.
This invisible struggle was like the calm before the storm.
However, the Yan Huang Tribe were not cowed either. They had the psychological advantage. Firstly, this was the Immortal's Capital, and the numerous citizens of the Immortal's Capital were also a source of strength. Secondly, as the Yan Huang Tribe, they were filled with pride at being the foremost tribe. Thirdly, they had the Yan Huang Ancient Emperor, and they knew that all these people had come for a pilgrimage!
These psychological advantages allowed the Yan Huang Tribe to hold on, enduring the incredible pressure with dignity, especially for the Regent and the others.
Even though the opposition continued to build, the Yan Huang Tribe still managed to hold on.
Wu Yu and Prince Le were in the corner of the Yan Huang Tribe contingent. He saw many experts and geniuses of the Jambu Realm in the crowd. Although he was already considered one of the most talented, he still felt like his eyes were being opened today. The Jambu Realm was a wondrous place with all sorts of tribes. Even among the human race, there was a difference between the Yan Huang Tribe and the Dark North Tribe.
For example, the Electric Vortex Tribe of the Raging Thunder Marsh had dark purple skin and towering builds. They were born with lightning crackling around their bodies, and their eyes flashed with lightning. It was said that their entire nation was filled with lightning, and they were born in the clash between lightning and thunder. They were naturally adept at controlling lightning, and the first dao calamity, Heaven's Thunder, was said to be easier for them.
As for the sea region demons, such as those from the Dead Souls Sea Region that Wu Yu had met before, they had a deathly air about them, and a gray cast to their skin. They stood grimly, and others did not dare to approach them.
There were more than 20 powers at the Dark North Tribe's level. All of them were gathered here today. Just their visual challenge and battle will alone suppressed the Yan Huang Tribe.
Prince Le had already warned him of this, so Wu Yu was prepared. Therefore, he took it within his stride.
The Phoenix Supreme led the Nanyin Empire and was one of the last to arrive. The Nanyin Empire had brought quite a few people as well. When the Phoenix Supreme's name appeared on the Windy Fiery Skies Platform, everyone's attention switched over. Everyone was curious about the Phoenix Supreme, and the entire Jambu Realm was watching to see what this magical entity would bring to the table.
Of course, this excluded the Eight Demon Sea Lords and the Stormy Demon Emperor. They were also present. When the Phoenix Supreme and the Nanyin Empire made their appearance, their expressions were ugly. They bowed their heads, staying apart. Because people who looked towards the Phoenix Supreme would look at them next. After all, they had been her stepping stone towards her huge reputation.
Also, the Jambu Realm was huge, and an incredible force like the Phoenix Supreme had never been heard of before. That was strange to them.
Nangong Wei was present as well. She was the center of attention today, while Wu Yu was inconspicuous in the Yan Huang Tribe delegation.
"That old witch is here. I'm gonna bail." When the Full Moon of Nanshan saw her, he hurriedly used Gone from the Skies to hide. However, there was no problem - the Phoenix Supreme would not notice him with so many experts present.
Nangong Wei, Princess Phoenix Dawn, was naturally the locus of attention. Regal, haughty, and otherworldly in her manner. She seemed like an immortal beyond the reach of mortals.
"Princess Phoenix Dawn, she's truly unparalleled."
"In truth, I haven't seen her match amongst the princesses of Yan Huang Tribe."
"Let alone the others."
"Actually, it has to do with her Eternal Phoenix bloodline. After all, she's an immortal beast. Immortal beasts can enter the Sky Palaces easily. I think that Princess Phoenix Dawn will reach the Sky Palaces in the future."
"If that's the case, we mortals don't stand a chance."
"Truly blessed by the gods. Naturally, we can only eat her dust."Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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