Chapter 712 Hidden in the earth bombarded by lightning
The fate of the Great Wu Empire was sealed the moment King Wu died.
Zhou Yuan spread the news of King Wu's death that shook the entire Great Wu Empire, causing the morale of many of the troops still stubbornly resisting in the city to collapse.
As such, the Great Zhou army quickly invaded the Great Wu Empire within a span of several days, changing the flags that flew in each city as they passed.
On the fifth day, the elite troops led by Zhou Qing finally arrived at the outskirts of the capital of Great Wu.
Outside the city.
Zhou Qing stared at the open gates of the big city in a daze for a long time, with an extremely complicated expression on his face.
Behind him, Wei Canglan and many of the old generals were so overcome with emotion that their eyes had turned red. This was where their series of defeats began back then until they were finally chased to the far north by King Wu.
At that time, they had fled like dogs that had lost their homes.
Although they had supported Zhou Qing all along, they honestly did not have much hope of reinstalling the Great Zhou Empire because the disparity in strength between the Great Wu and the Great Zhou Empire was too great.
As such, their hearts were filled with disbelief as they appeared outside the capital of Great Wu once again.
Their counterattack had been so smooth that it felt like they were dreaming.
As he looked at the extremely familiar city, even Zhou Qing's eyes couldn't help but turn red as tears began to flow.
He had also once believed that he would never return to this city.
At this moment, thunderous cheers erupted from the army behind them.
The noise shook even the city itself, causing countless solemnly respectful gazes to look at it. They knew that the king who had been expelled by King Wu more than a dozen years ago had returned once again...
Zhou Yuan's figure appeared on the city wall and headed towards Zhou Qing amidst the countless fanatical and reverent gazes of the army.
“Father, King Wu is dead. From now on, the Great Wu Empire will no longer exist in the Cangmang Continent.” Zhou Yuan looked towards Zhou Qing and smiled.
Zhou Qing looked at her son. A long time later, he took a deep breath before suddenly jumping off his horse. His left hand slammed into his chest, a solemn expression on his face as he shouted in a thunderous voice, “Army, salute!”
Behind him, countless Great Zhou soldiers heavily pounded their fists on their chests as deafening cheers erupted.
Wei Canglan, Wei QingQing, and the numerous officers also saluted respectfully.
Everyone clearly understood the meaning behind Zhou Qing's actions. Zhou Yuan had essentially single-handedly saved the Great Zhou Empire from destruction.
If not for him, King Wu would have destroyed the Great Zhou Empire, and the subsequent bloodbath that followed would have dyed the land red.
When King Wu arrived in his city, everyone, including Zhou Qing, had fallen into the abysses of despair. At that moment, the only way they could see was to fight to the death.
No one had expected their prince to arrive in their darkest hour and become the last ray of hope for the countless citizens of the Great Zhou Empire.
No one could have imagined the rising emotions that would overwhelm their hearts when they saw Zhou Yuan appear in the raging river.
Zhou Yuan was stunned by the saluting army. Soon after, he said helplessly: "There is no need to do this father, it is my duty to protect our citizens as the prince of Great Zhou."
Zhou Qing’s eyes were filled with happiness and pride as he looked directly at Zhou Yuan and said, “As the savior of our citizens, you deserve this salute.”
“With your current position among the people, you might even become the king of the Great Zhou.”
Zhou Yuan forced himself to laugh.
Zhou Qing sighed and said, "I know that his standards have become higher and his ambition has grown much higher than a mere king of a small Great Zhou Empire."
He understood that the Great Zhou Empire was too small and the Cangmang Continent was too small. Given Zhou Yuan's current talent and strength, it was impossible for him to stay in Great Zhou and become its king.
"My father is still in his prime and should not think about abdicating the throne." Zhou Yuan chuckled. Staying in the Great Zhou Empire was not the path he sought.
After solving the problem of the Great Wu Empire, he no longer had any worries. Aside from the occasional visit home in the future, most of his time would probably be spent in the Cangxuan Sect.
Because only in a larger place could it be continuously strengthened.
Zhou Qing nodded. Naturally, he supported his son's aspirations.
Zhou Qing patted Zhou Yuan's shoulders before turning towards the magnificent capital city. He took a deep breath and said, “Let's enter the city. From today onwards, the entire Cangmang Continent will know that the Great Zhou Empire… has returned.”
When Zhou Qing entered the capital of Great Wu, the Great Wu Empire finally faded from the world.
Over the next few days, Zhou Qing quickly sent out several orders to begin clearing up the final remains of the Great Wu Empire. Although they tried to resist, it was useless because the Great Wu Empire had already lost.
The empires bordering the Great Wu Empire were extremely quiet.
Normally speaking, when an empire was destroyed, the bordering empires would begin to stir restlessly at the temptation of expanding their borders through this golden opportunity. However, the neighboring empires were strangely obedient this time.
Evidently, it was because they understood that the Great Zhou Empire had a prince who could defeat a mid-Divine Dwelling stage expert…
Even King Wu had been defeated by their hands. Such a force was already invincible in the Cangmang Continent. Furthermore, this prince of the Great Zhou Empire was also the leader of the Cangxuan Chosen Sect…
With such a titan supporting him, there was no longer anyone who would dare to offend the current Great Zhou Empire.
Zhou Yuan did not leave immediately because he understood that the Great Zhou Empire still needed his presence. Only after the empire gained ground would he rush back to the Cangxuan Sect.
Zhou Qing received Qin Yu in the capital of Great Wu and Zhou Yuan, who had been away from home for many years, naturally spent most of his time accompanying her.
While Zhou Yuan was enjoying a bit of temporary peace, he did not notice the large waves rolling through the many peak factions in the Cangxuan sky.
Numerous powerful lives that are usually cultivated in seclusion entered the world once again.
Palace Master Sheng Yuan's attempt to delve into the secrets of heaven had naturally been detected by these powerful existences.
Sheng Yuan was planning to obtain the Cangxuan Saint Seal!
Without a doubt, this was a great shock to the many great sects.
Patriarch Cangxuan had controlled the Cangxuan Saint Seal when he was the Cangxuan Heaven Master. After his death, the seal had disappeared and could not be found no matter how hard everyone tried. Evidently, Patriarch Cangxuan had hidden it through special means.
Currently, Palace Master Sheng Yuan had managed to shake the secrets of heaven and sensed the location of the Cangxuan Saint Seal. This undoubtedly declared his ambition; He intended to obtain the seal and use it to elevate himself to the next level: becoming the new master of Cangxuan Heaven.
Such ambition was akin to sudden thunder to the other overlord sects.
After all, they knew that once Palace Master Sheng Yuan became the master of the new heaven, the Holy Palace would become the true ruler of Cangxuan Heaven. The other sects would have no choice but to submit.
And this was obviously something that the other overlord sects would not be happy to see.
Therefore, some of the more perceptive people could faintly feel a tense atmosphere slowly beginning to cover the sky of Cangxua...
However, this tense atmosphere did not last long before some news exploded in the sky of Cangxuan.
"The Holy Seal of Cangxuan is hidden in a land bombarded by lightning..."