When he landed on the city walls, he received a hero’s welcome. Yes, he was the Star Luo Empire’s hero right now!
He was a hero who turned the situation around. Because of him, the Star Luo Empire was preserved. There was even a thousand year pact that the Sun Moon Empire couldn’t attack them. This gave the Star Luo Empire enough time to catch up to the Sun Moon Empire. Moreover, the Sun Moon Empire was unlikely to try to renege on this pact with such an invincible Ultimate Douluo around.
Xu Jiawei came over to receive him. He looked at Huo Yuhao before looking at Dai Hao. He had clearly heard Huo Yuhao’s words earlier.
“Brother Dai, I didn’t expect you to have such a son.” Xu Jiawei complimented.
The White Tiger Duke laughed bitterly. “I only found out about it today! It’s just that…” He thought to himself. I just wonder whether he’s willing to accept me as his father. However, he didn’t say this out loud.
Huo Yuhao said, “Your Majesty, this matter is ended. We still have other things to deal with. If you have anything else to say to the White Tiger Duke, please do so quickly. After this, we have some personal matters to settle.”
It was time to deal with personal matters now that they had settled ‘work’ matters.
After he finished speaking, Huo Yuhao turned to Elder Xuan, kneeled down on both knees, and kowtowed towards him.
Elder Xuan was astonished. “Yuhao, what are you doing?”
Huo Yuhao lowered his head and said, “Elder Xuan, I don’t think I can remain in Shrek City or the Tang Sect. I have some things to do. I need to find Wutong.”
Elder Xuan revealed a smile on his face. “Is that it?”
Huo Yuhao nodded.
“Get up, kid.” Elder Xuan pulled him up himself and patted his shoulder. “If Elder Mu could see how you are right now, he’d be delighted. Go and do what you want to. You’ve already contributed so much to the academy and the continent. Although I don’t know what’s going on between you and Wutong, I’ll still encourage you to do whatever you want. As for the academy, don’t worry. The others from the Tang Sect are still around. Furthermore, there’s a new member of the Sea God’s Pavilion.”
“Oh?” Huo Yuhao was stunned as he looked at Elder Xuan.
A fiery-red figure walked out from behind Elder Xuan. She jumped into Huo Yuhao’s embrace and tightly hugged him.
“Younger brother, you’re finally back. I’ve not heard from you for so long. Do you know how hard we’ve been searching for you?” The person who came out and hugged Huo Yuhao was Ma Xiaotao.
Her fiery-red hair was brighter than before. Compared to the past, she was much more genial. However, the fiery undulations that came from her body were much stronger than before as well.
She had been assimilating what she had learned when she was an evil soul master with her own cultivation and everything she now understood. She was now the strongest among the younger generation of soul masters in Shrek Academy. She was an Ultimate Fire Transcendent Douluo. She could possibly become an Ultimate Douluo in the future.
Huo Yuhao hugged Ma Xiaotao and became very emotional. He then recounted what had happened after he and Tang Wutong left.
When Elder Xuan heard about Ye Xishui and Long Xiaoyao’s deaths, there was a heavy look on his face. He was the only elderly Ultimate Douluo left. Both the Twin Holy Dragons of Black and White and the Death God Douluo were gone.
“…the situation was very critical then. I couldn’t inform the academy first. Also, I only went into closed-door cultivation with Wutong after Ju Zi promised not to start a war in the next ten years. However, who knew that something like this would happen? It’s all my fault. I caused this disaster.” The more Huo Yuhao spoke, the more depressed he became.
“Fate is making a fool out of everyone!” Bei Bei said, “How can you be blamed for something like this? You’ve already done exceedingly well. You killed Xu Tianran, watched two Ultimate Douluo die, killed the Evileye Tyrant King and did whatever you did just now. You are a hero of this continent. You protected the last hope of the original Douluo Continent with your own strength. You couldn’t have done better.”
Huo Yuhao revealed a grin on his face when he mentioned the Sun Moon Empire. “The Sun Moon Empire will cease to exist soon. It’ll be renamed the Heaven Dou Empire. Ten thousand years ago, the Heaven Dou Empire was in conflict with the Star Luo Empire. Ten thousand years later, it’ll still be the case. While the Sun Moon Empire used soul tool technology to influence people from the Heavenly Soul and Dou Ling Empires, the legacy of these two empires could also be said to have influenced those from the Sun Moon Empire. As for who will assimilate who in the end, it’s difficult to tell. As long as the Sun Moon Empire ceases to exist, they might not be the final victor.”
He didn’t say anything about being a god. After all, that would be taboo. However, he revealed the truth about his meeting with a god.
“Younger brother, what do you plan to do next?” Ma Xiaotao asked.
Huo Yuhao replied, “I’m thinking of a way to find Wutong. Although I don’t know where she is, I believe I can find her somewhere.” As he spoke, he looked into the sky.
Since Wutong’s father is a god, she must have returned with him to the godly realm. I must go to the godly realm if I want to find her.
To others, the godly realm was ethereal. However, Huo Yuhao was already at the gate to the godly realm.
Ma Xiaotao looked a little dejected. “When are you going to come back?”
Huo Yuhao laughed bitterly as he shook his head and said, “I don’t know either.”
After a momentary loss of concentration, Ma Xiaotao said with determination, “Younger brother, go. Don’t worry about the academy. Your teammates are in the Tang Sect and I’m in the academy. I’ve already decided to remain in the academy forever. I’ll be the next Master of the Sea God’s Pavilion.” As she spoke, she couldn’t help but laugh.
Not only would she possess authority and status as the Master of the Sea God’s Pavilion, but she would also have heavy responsibilities on her shoulders.
“Elder sister, thanks.” Huo Yuhao hugged her tightly.
Ma Xiaotao smiled and said, “I can only do this much for you. Go and find Wutong. You must find her. If possible, you must return with her in the future.”
Although it was only conjecture, she knew where Huo Yuhao was headed in the future. How could she not aim for the same target? However, she didn’t do so in the end. She believed that she might not reach such a tier, given her abilities.
An exclamation was suddenly heard at this moment.
“No, Your Majesty!” It was the White Tiger Duke’s voice.
Huo Yuhao turned around to take a look. He only saw the White Tiger Duke kneeling on one knee in front of Xu Jiawei, who was holding a sharp blade to his own throat.
“Dai Hao, get up. Don’t force me. If you don’t agree to my request, I’ll immediately die in front of you.” Right now, this Emperor of the Star Luo Empire appeared a little crazy.
The White Tiger Duke was already very frantic now. It wasn’t just him. Dai Yueheng, Dai Huabin and Dai Luoli were all here now. They were kneeling down behind him.
Huo Yuhao furrowed his brow and walked over.
Xu Jiawei smiled even more when he saw him. “Yuhao, quickly convince your father.”
Huo Yuhao looked at Dai Hao. “What’s going on?”
Dai Hao sighed and said, “His Majesty wants to relinquish his throne to me.”
“What?” Huo Yuhao didn’t expect Xu Jiawei to resort to this.
Xu Jiawei looked very honest as he said to Huo Yuhao, “As an Emperor of the Star Luo Empire, I’ve been useless. I’m also very jaded after all these years. There’s no one outstanding in the Xu bloodline. But the Dai Clan is only getting stronger. Honestly speaking, the empire will be very stable if you are the one on the throne. Moreover, the throne belongs to your clan. I’m only returning it.”
After this ordeal, Xu Jiawei finally knew what he thought about power and authority. This was especially so after Huo Yuhao’s arrival.
Seeing Huo Yuhao destroy the formidable Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineer Legion on his own, Xu Jiawei secretly swore to himself that he would rather relinquish the throne to Huo Yuhao than remain on it if the Star Luo Empire survived the crisis.
Everything that happened next was even more dramatic. Huo Yuhao was actually the White Tiger Duke’s son. Xu Jiawei immediately thought of a brilliant idea.
Giving the throne to Huo Yuhao wasn’t as convenient as giving it to Dai Hao. Dai Hao was more influential in the Star Luo Empire. Also, the Dai Clan was part of the royal family. Although there was a conflict between Huo Yuhao and Dai Hao, Xu Jiawei knew that Huo Yuhao would protect the Dai Clan from how he had saved his father earlier. If the Star Luo Empire was controlled by the Dai Clan, it might actually continue to prosper in the future.
This was why he made such a certain decision.
How was the White Tiger Duke going to respond? Xu Jiawei was putting his life on the line just for this.
Huo Yuhao was a little speechless. This Xu Jiawei was too intelligent!
“Dai Hao, cut the crap. Do you agree to my demand or not?” Xu Jiawei tightened his grip on the blade and shouted, “If you don’t, you’ll be a Duke who killed the Emperor!”
The White Tiger Duke let out a long sigh. “Your Majesty, why do you have to do this? I have no choice but to agree.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter