99 Chapter 99: Notification Letter, Father and Son Night Talk

Jia Ning Tian looked at his great-granddaughter and first told her to sit across from him before slowly saying.

"Ye'er, you must have heard the news of the Xiao Family in Wu Tan City."

Yao Ye calmly replied, "Great Grandfather, are you referring to the Xiao Ming matter of the Xiao Family? Not long ago, the Shadow Guard gave me the information, and I have already read it."

"Then what do you think of Xiao Ming?" Jia Xing Tian asked.

Yao Ye pondered for a while before saying, "He's a monster... and one that has grown up. For the sake of the stability of the imperial family, we have to be able to attract him, if we succeed, a sixth-tier alchemist can counter the influence brought about by the Pill King Gu He of the Misty Cloud Sect."

As the eldest princess of the Jia Ma Imperial Family, and since Jia Xing Tian had always intended to cultivate her as the ruler of the Jia Ma Empire, the first thing that came to her mind was the interests of the Jia Ma Imperial Family.

At this, Jia Xing Tian nodded in satisfaction.

"You are right, we have to attract him, so I have decided that you personally make a trip to Wu Tan City."

Regarding Jia Xing Tian's decision, Yao Ye was a little surprised.

Although she thought that Xiao Ming was someone they actually had to attract, a sixth-tier alchemist could already create a considerable force on his own.

With this ability, he wasn't someone who could be attracted by simply going to see him.

The reason why Misty Cloud Sect was able to recruit Pill King Gu He was still because at that time Gu He was not yet a sixth-tier alchemist, and with the help of Misty Cloud Sect's inheritance, Gu He was able to advance to the sixth-tier more easily.

Moreover, Gu He liked Yun Yun, the Leader of the Misty Cloud Sect, and this was another important reason why they were able to bind Gu He.

Xiao Ming was not the same as Gu He, and there was no one he liked in the Imperial Family.

Now, even if she were to travel there, she feared that it would not do much good.

According to what she thought, it would be enough for someone to send a generous gift and make good relations.

They also had to study the other party's preferences before approaching the door, didn't they?

"Hmm, I naturally understand your thoughts, however, you may not know Ye'er, but the Little Sect Leader of the Misty Cloud Sect has a marriage arrangement with the Xiao family of Wu Tan City. Although the subject of the marriage arrangement is not Xiao Ming, however, with the identity of a clanmate, the relationship between Xiao Ming and Misty Cloud Sect will be much closer, and when the time comes, with two sixth-tier Alchemists, I'm afraid the influence of Misty Cloud Sect will far exceed that of now!"

'But, this marriage relationship is not something we can break on our own, unless...' Yao Ye thought about the key point, and suddenly shut her mouth.

She is not a foolish person, and now she naturally understands the meaning of Jia Xing Tian.

After a long sigh, Yao Ye said, "I understand, Ye'er will do her best in this matter, I just can't guarantee success, after all, Xiao Ming is a miracle genius, whether he will notice Ye'er or not is another story."

"Well, do your best in this matter, even if it doesn't work out, you still have to form a good relationship."

"I understand."

"Right, there is one more thing for you to do on this trip, the injuries of the protective divine beast, Serene Sea Scaly Beast, have reappeared, remember to invite him to come to Jia Ma Sacred City to see the divine beast, I also want his help in refining a Zong Breaking Pill for me, the matter of payment will be well negotiated."

Yao Ye nodded easily in response, compared to the previous matter, she thought it was still much easier to invite Xiao Ming to refine a pill and perform a medical checkup.

"Alright, get ready and go for it."


Two days later.

The Xiao Family Gate.

Two rows of guards stood on both sides of the gate quite proudly, guarding all paths and listening in all directions.

Suddenly, an old man stepped out of the crowd and walked towards them.

Noticing this, one of the two rows of guards came out to greet him, stopping him and saying, "Stop, this is the residence of the Xiao family, what does the visitor need?"

"I am a deacon of the Misty Cloud Sect, and I have come to present a notification letter."

Said the old man, taking out a white letter from his own chest and presenting it to the guard.

In the Jia Ma Empire, when officially visiting another power, according to the rules, one must present their own notification letter to inform the other party when they would be coming.

This would also avoid the embarrassing situation of the other party's primary person not being home when one arrives at the door, and at the same time, it is a more polite practice to give the other party time to prepare.

Not presenting a notification letter could be taken as an unwanted guest coming to the door.

"A notification letter from the Misty Cloud Sect?"

The guard was a little surprised at his words, Misty Cloud Sect was a dominant power in the Jia Ma Empire, what was it that they intended to visit his Xiao Clan, was it because of Supreme Elder Xiao Ming?

Although he was very puzzled in his heart, the guard did not ask any more questions, but took the letter and looked at the cover, and discovered that it was indeed a notification letter from the Misty Cloud Sect, with the symbol of the Misty Cloud Sect on it.

The guard said quickly and politely, "I will transmit the invitation to Clan Head ".

"Well, since the letter has been delivered, I'll take my leave!"

"Take care!"


The moon was like a silver disk and the sky was full of stars.

At the top of the mountain cliff, Xiao Yan lay down on the grass, holding a blade of green grass in his mouth and chewing it lightly, letting the faint bitterness permeate his mouth.

He raised his palm, somewhat white, and held it in front of his eyes, looking through the hollow of his fingers at the huge silver moon in the sky.

"Sigh..." recalling the results of the check-up Xiao Ming had given him a few days ago, Xiao Yan sighed lightly and slowly withdrew his palm, resting his hands on his head, his eyes a little entranced.

"Is there really no way to cure me?"

Thinking of the increasingly nasty words among the clan members after Xiao Ming's failed attempt at treatment.

Xiao Yan spat out the grass root in his mouth and suddenly stood up with a fierce face as he roared with all his might towards the night sky, saying.

"You son of a bitch, you brought your grandfather here to be a waste? Fuck it!"

Only after roaring a couple of times, Xiao Yan's emotions slowly calmed down and his face returned to its usual dejection.

The matter had come to this, no matter how furious he was, he would not be able to regain the Dou Qi spiral he had worked so hard to cultivate.

Xiao Yan shook his head bitterly, his heart was actually somewhat aggrieved, after all, he knew nothing of what had really happened to his body.

He examined himself every day but did not find the slightest problem with it.

It was clear that his soul was getting stronger and stronger as he aged, and the rate at which he absorbed Dou Qi was even stronger than his peak state a few years ago by a few points.

Even a sixth-tier alchemist like Xiao Ming had said that there was nothing wrong with his body.

It all proved that his talent had never weakened.

However, all that Dou Qi that had entered his body had disappeared without exception, such a strange situation that could not help but make Xiao Yan feel gloomy.

Xiao Yan raised his palm with a gloomy sigh, and on his finger was a black ring, an ancient ring made of some unknown material, with some faint patterns painted on it.

This was the only gift his mother had left him before she died.

He had worn it for ten years since he was four years old, and being his mother's heirloom had made Xiao Yan feel fond of it.

"These past few years, I have really failed my mother's expectations..."

Exhaling a deep sigh, Xiao Yan suddenly turned his head back and smiled warmly towards the dark forest, "Father, are you here?"

Although his Dou Qi was only in the three stars, however, thanks to his two lifetimes, Xiao Yan's soul perception was exceptionally sharp, and he had detected a hint of movement in the forest when he had spoken of his mother earlier.

"Haha, Yan'er, why are you still up here at this hour?"

From the forest, after a few moments of silence, came the somewhat concerned laughter of a man.

The branches of the tree swayed for a moment and a middle-aged man peered out, a smile on his face as he looked at his son standing in the moonlight.

The middle-aged man was dressed in a luxurious gray suit, and walked with a certain majesty, with a pair of thick eyebrows on his face that added a few points of pride.

''Father, haven't you gone to rest yet? Looking at Xiao Zhan, the smile on Xiao Yan's face grew even stronger.

"Yan'er, are you still thinking about Xiao Ming's diagnosis of you?"

"Oh, what's there to think about?". Xiao Yan shook his head, but his smile was somewhat forced.

"Sigh..." Looking at Xiao Yan's still somewhat tender face, Xiao Zhan sighed and after a moment of silence, he suddenly said, "Yan'er, you're almost fifteen, right?"

"Mm, father."

"In just over a year, it seems that… it will be time for the coming of age ceremony…" Xiao Zhan said with a bitter smile.

"Yes, father, it's still more than a year away!" With his palms slightly clenched, Xiao Yan calmly returned.

Naturally, he knew very well that as long as the coming of age ceremony came, then he, who did not have the required cultivation, would be disqualified from entering the Dou Technique Hall in pursuit of Dou Qi Techniques, and thus, he would be assigned to the various family properties to deal with ordinary family things, which were the rules of the family clan, and even if his father was the Clan Head, it was impossible to change it!

"Sorry, Yan'er, if your Dou Qi doesn't reach seven-star within a year, then father will have to painfully assign you to one of the family properties. After all, in this family, it's not father who has the final say, those Elders are waiting for your father to make mistakes at any time, and now there's an extra Supreme Elder in the family..."

Looking at the calm Xiao Yan, Xiao Zhan sighed and said in an apologetic tone.

"Father, I will work hard, and in a year or so, I will definitely reach the seven-star Dou Disciple!" After a moment of silence, Xiao Yan smiled and said comfortingly.

'Four stars in a year? I'm afraid only Xiao Ming can do it.' Although his mouth comforted his father, Xiao Yan laughed bitterly to himself in his heart.

It was true that the Xiao Family had a record of four stars in one year, but the person who set this record was not him, but Xiao Ming, not to mention the fact that his body was now in a strange state.

Xiao Zhan, who was also very clear about it, could only sigh in response, he knew how difficult it was to cultivate four stars of Dou Qi in one year, otherwise, for so many years, there would not have been only one Xiao Ming in the Jia Ma Empire.

"It's late, go back and rest, tomorrow there are valuable guests in the clan, you must not lose your manners."

"Valuable guests, who are they?" Xiao Yan asked curiously.

"You'll find out tomorrow." Winking at Xiao Yan, Xiao Zhan laughed and left, leaving a curious Xiao Yan behind.

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