Chapter 406: The True Face of the High Priest
Sure enough, the high priest was not someone who was easy to get along with. Even Uti, the noble emperor of the Golden Tent, was hardly getting any special treatment from High Priest Ryun. In his eyes, everyone was nothing more than a lowly ant, insignificant, and the only reason he was still staying with the insectoids was to be outstanding.
He was extremely powerful yet still struggled at transcending. This had already caused Ryun’s mental state to become unstable, which was why he was acting stranger as time passed, slowly despising his own race more and more.
Uti bit his lips and forcefully endured the unhappiness welling inside him. Ryun’s words made him feel as if he had just eaten a mouthful of flies, a flurry of emotions that could not be vented.
Ryun was very satisfied seeing the emperor of the Golden Tent being toyed in his palm as such, and his expression seemed to say ‘Look. So what if you’re the emperor of the Golden Tent? Do you not have to beg me for help in alleviating your worries and problems? Who asked for us to be experts, always having to take care of the lessers within our race?’
Uti begrudgingly smiled. “High Priest, I feel like the fact that Duabi and the others were inexplicably sent millions of lightyears away as highly suspicious. Could this be done by that human warrior? However, I’ve never heard of such methods before, and it’s really left me feeling baffled. If sir does not step in, I’m afraid that we, your juniors, won’t be able to deal with him.”
Uti decided that, since the old monster Ryun had already torn off what face he had and stepped on it, there was no reason for him not to be a little thick-skinned and directly ask for his help. He clearly understood that it was impossible not to lose face, sometimes.
However, he did not expect High Priest Ryun to disagree. “What do you mean he got sent millions of lightyears away? Perhaps it’s your subordinates lying to your face or perhaps they got sucked into a temporary wormhole. How could there be someone able to achieve such a bizarre and heaven-defying thing? Even I am completely incapable of achieving that.”
Uti nodded. Being sucked into a wormhole was definitely a possibility, though a temporary wormhole would definitely need to pass through a tunnel of stars, and from Duabi’s description of the experience, all they saw was a moment of darkness before they appeared millions of lightyears away in the mammoth region, not at all fitting the characteristics of a wormhole. As for the issue of lying and trust, Uti believed that Duabi did not have the guts to do so. Even if he did lie to him, Laresh of the Seven Champions would definitely not.
In any case, since High Priest Ryun insisted that there was no way anyone could have done it, Uti did not bother saying anything more about the topic. After all, it was simply a guess of his which had neither basis nor evidence.
Ryun said to the young girl beside him, “Mingjing, there’s no need for your master to act over such a trivial matter. Follow the emperor of the Golden Tent and do a beautiful job of it. Don’t tarnish your master’s reputation.”
The young girl nodded meekly as she stepped forward and took her position beside Uti.
Uti was more surprised by this young girl the more he looked at her. Mingjing was indeed very pretty, with porcelain clear skin and long slender fingers. She looked every bit like the artistic type.
However, it was evident that Mingjing was not an insectoid but rather a human!
It was fine that High Priest Ryun was unwilling to do this himself, but how could he send a human brat to accompany Uti?! People of a different race would have different hearts, yet how was it that the high priest had a human by his side?
Uti furrowed his brows for a good time before he bit the bullet and asked, “Esteemed high priest, isn’t such an arrangement inappropriate?”
Ryun rolled his eyes as he asked in a questioning voice, “What’s inappropriate about this? Though Mingjing isn’t of our race, she is absolutely loyal to me. She is also leagues stronger than those garbage around you in terms of her martial arts prowess. It’s perfectly safe to have her act in my stead, or do you not trust me?”
“I would not dare!” Uti hurriedly bowed to Ryun. “Since the high priest said that it is fine, Uti shall obey; if there’s nothing else, I’ll take my with Mingjing now.”
Ryun had no objections. “Go on, then. No need to find me if there’s nothing else. I plan to seclude myself in the coming days.”
The tone he used sounded as if he was treating Uti as his own disciple. The emperor helplessly smiled, leading Mingjing out of the abode after giving the high priest a final salute.
Mingjing had a stony personality, following behind Uti as if she were a tree log. However, there was nothing Uti could do about this. Only managing to bring back a human girl after going through all that work, how much more ridiculous could this get?
Nonetheless, it did not seem that Ryun would be leaving the capital any time soon, and that was a good thing for Uti. The high priest could at least come in handy during crucial moments as long as he was still around; no matter how arrogant the former was, there was no way he could just leave the emperor in the lurch, could he?
While it was true that Ryun despised Uti, he was also not about to fold his arms and call it quits during critical junctures. After all, he was the most respected individual among all the insectoids, second only to the Black and White Gods. He could not afford to lose face like that.
Still, the young girl beside Uti troubled him greatly. She looked so delicate and fragile, hardly like an expert. Besides, she was human, and now that the insectoid army was fighting against the Pan-human Alliance, Uti simply found it very unreliable to send a human to deal with another human.
‘Best if this girl dies as soon as possible; Perhap Ryun will have to take action personally when that time comes?’ Uti secretly thought to himself.
His eyes resentfully glanced at Mingjing as the corners of Uti’s mouth curled diabolically.
The moment Uti left, the young boy beside High Priest Ryun bowed and said, “Master, earlier, what Uti had described was clearly something done by a super expert who had grasped the Law of Space. Why did you deliberately misdirect his attention elsewhere?”
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This young boy appeared to be a lot more muscular than Mingjing, the thick black fur in front of his chest bare for all to see, and the scales all over his face and arms had yet to devolve completely. Aside from his somewhat childlike eyes, every other part of his body bore the resemblance to a teenage insectoid, and even his voice sounded a little deep when speaking.
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