Library of Heaven is Path
1583 Luo Ruoxin“s Identity
"It's stated in the records of the Master Teacher Pavilion that there are six Celestial Amulets of Legacy. However, that isn't entirely correct."
Instead of responding to Zhang Xuan's question directly, Luo Ruoxin began explaining slowly.
"The six Celestial Amulets of Legacy are the Subordinate Amulets that are used to open the six Subordinate Halls in the Temple of Confucius. However, to acquire the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn, one must enter the Prime Hall, and the key to the Prime Hall is the Prime Amulet!"
"Prime Amulet?" Zhang Xuan's eyebrows shot up.
"That's right." Luo Ruoxin nodded. "If the culprits are who I think they are, it's likely that they have a clue to finding this place too. After all, Kong shi couldn't possibly have just left a single clue leading to the Prime Amulet. Furthermore, the one who possesses the Prime Amulet will be able to command the Subordinate Amulets too. Rather than wrestle the Subordinate Amulets from the experts of the Zhang Clan, the Luo Clan, and the Master Teacher Pavilion, it would be much easier for them to head here and obtain the Prime Amulet!"
"That's true…" Zhang Xuan nodded contemplatively.
If that was indeed true, with the capture of Zhao Ya and the others, all they required was the Prime Amulet.
Given so, all the two of them had to do was camp there and wait for the culprits to arrive.
Just that… the matter concerning the Prime Amulet and Subordinate Amulets should be confidential. In fact, it was likely that even Yang shi was unaware of it, or else the other party would have informed him of it. How did Luo Ruoxin know such details?
Unable to take it any longer, Zhang Xuan asked, "Ruoxin, if you aren't from the Luo Clan… who are you? Why do you know of so many secrets that even the Master Teacher Pavilion is unaware of?"
He reached out to grab the young lady's hand gently. "Since we have decided to be together, I hope that you'll allow to help shoulder the burdens that you carry!"
Even though Luo Ruoxin had said that it was not inconvenient for her to reveal her true identity, Zhang Xuan still could not help but worry, especially after the huge misunderstanding earlier.
At the very least, if he knew Luo Ruoxin's identity in advance, he would be able to prepare himself to face whatever came in the future.
"I…" Luo Ruoxin instinctively attempted to retract her hand upon being grabbed, but meeting the young man's earnest eyes, she eventually decided against it. Shaking her head helplessly, she said, "You will only be hurt if you learn of my identity right now. More importantly, it might foil the greater scheme of things, and that will only bring great trouble to you… I'm sorry…"
"I'm not afraid!" Zhang Xuan said resolutely.
"I know you aren't afraid… but I am!" Luo Ruoxin shook her head with a distressed frown. She looked at the young man said tenderly, "Don't worry. As long as you trudge on, we'll eventually be together. Not even the heavens will be able to stop us!"
Judging from the look on Luo Ruoxin's face, Zhang Xuan could tell that it would be impossible for him to change her mind, so he could only sigh deeply. Relenting on his stance, he asked, "Then, at the very least… can you tell me if you are an… Otherworldly Demon?"
It took Zhang Xuan a lot of courage in order to ask this question.
Despite not being the little princess of the Luo Clan, the strength that she wielded was truly incredible, especially given her young age. Not to mention, the adolescent boy that followed her was a formidable expert who could stand equal grounds with Yang shi, if not surpassing him. If she was not a member of the Hundred Schools of Philosophers, chances were that she was related to the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe!
This possibility was further supported by how knowledgeable she was regarding Kong shi and the secrets of the Master Teacher Continent, possibly knowing even more than the esteemed Yang shi… The only possibilities that Zhang Xuan could think of was that she belonged to either of those two major powers!
If she was from the Hundred Schools of Philosophers, considering how the Hundred Schools of Philosophers was under Kong shi's lineage, even if she was not a master teacher, her identity would still be accepted on the Master Teacher Continent.
The problem was that Zhang Xuan had looked into the clans of the Hundred Schools of Philosophers, and there was no Luo Clan among them.
If she was really an Otherworldly Demon, that would spell trouble.
Ultimately, Zhang Xuan's allegiance still lay with mankind. Even if he loved Luo Ruoxin, he could not compromise on his values and principles!
This was his bottom line. Love was important, but it could not be one's everything!
"I'm not an Otherworldly Demon."
Knowing what Zhang Xuan was worried about, Luo Ruoxin shook her head and chuckled softly. "Don't worry, I'll never do anything that would harm mankind. I'm here just to find something that a very close relative of mine lost…"
"A very close relative?"
"Un. He is someone that I really respected. He imparted my values and principles to me when I was younger. Those days that I spent with him were happy and worriless, but…"
At this point, Luo Ruoxin suddenly fell silent as she lowered her head in contemplation. An aura of sorrow seemed to gloom around her as her hands trembled slightly in Zhang Xuan's grasp. "If I had a choice, I would rather the one who had met such a mishap be me instead of him!"
"This…" Hearing that Luo Ruoxin had no relations with the Otherworldly Demon, Zhang Xuan inwardly heaved a sigh of relief before hurriedly consoling her. "If that relative of yours is ill, I might be able to help him…"
Possessing the Library of Heaven's Path, he was able to trace down the root of any illness. Even if he was unable to treat Luo Ruoxin's close relative due to the limitations of his cultivation, he might at least be able to offer a plausible direction to work toward in order to treat him.
"It's not a problem of medicinal skills…" Luo Ruoxin shook her head before directing a tender smile toward Zhang Xuan. "It's fine, you don't have to worry about these problems. If you really wish to be with me, you must raise your cultivation as quickly as possible. That would be the best way you can help me!"
"Un!" Zhang Xuan nodded as he squeezed the young lady's hand reassuringly.
If Luo Ruoxin was unwilling to speak of her affairs to him, it was likely that she already had some other thoughts in mind. As long as her actions did not violate the principles that he embraced, he would give her all of his support.
Luo Ruoxin had always been a cold and lofty person, emanating a distant aura that kept everyone at bay. Even Zhang Xuan found himself unable to see through her thoughts and understand her.
But in this moment, it felt like Luo Ruoxin had finally started opening up to him, viewing him as a person whom she could share her inner thoughts with.
She was still keeping some secrets from him, but so what? He was certain that the day would come when she would be comfortable with opening up to him, so there was no need for him to rush into it immediately.
For the time being, what he had to do was trust her and give her support!
"You are currently at Saint 9-dan primary stage. You should try to achieve a breakthrough to Great Sage as soon as possible," Luo Ruoxin said. "Due to my special constitution, the cultivation techniques that I practice are completely different from yours, and I'm not in a good position to offer you any guidance. More importantly… if I share too much with you, not only will that bring trouble to you, it could potentially place a cap on your future growth. Wu Chen over here is quite knowledgeable, so feel free to raise any doubts with him. Having someone to trade insights with should help you in your cultivation!"
"Un!" Zhang Xuan nodded.
After scaring the lightning tribulation away the day before in the Luo Clan, his cultivation had already reached Saint 9-dan primary stage. While he could already walk unmatched among the younger generation on the continent, he still could not help but feel deeply pressured at this moment.
Zhao Ya, having awakened her Pure Yin Body, was stronger than him! Zheng Yang, after becoming the Progeny of Combat and cultivated in the Hall of Spring of Autumn, was stronger than him! Wei Ruyan, Yuan Tao, Lu Chong, and even Wang Ying were all stronger than him!
To be at the very back of the pack despite being their teacher had left him feeling deeply indignant and frustrated.
The prowess displayed by his girlfriend was not helping either. Even her subordinate was able to easily stir up a storm in the Luo Clan, and it was questionable if Yang shi would be able to stop him.
Without a doubt, Luo Ruoxin would be even stronger than her subordinate!
As her boyfriend, the pressure that was on him could really drill him to the opposite end of the continent.
If he could not raise his cultivation quickly, how embarrassing would it be if others said that he was a person who could only rely on his girlfriend?
So as to not interrupt their conversation, Wu Chen had tactfully chosen to stand by the side, but upon hearing Luo Ruoxin calling for him, he quickly walked over.
"Macrocosm refers to the entire spatial world that we perceive formed by the three dimensions. Saint 9-dan Macrocosm Ascendancy realm is intricately linked with one's comprehension of space. While you have reached Saint 9-dan primary stage so far, in order to reach the pinnacle of the realm, not only must you accumulate sufficient energy, more importantly, you must also deepen your comprehension of space. I have a few books containing my insights of spatial laws here, and they might be of some use to your cultivation!" Wu Chen said as he passed a couple of books over.
He might have appeared to be a thirteen to fourteen year old boy in his adolescence on the surface, but when it came to cultivation, he swiftly assumed the air of an old expert, reminiscent of a grandmaster of the current era.
"Thanks!" Having witnessed the adolescent boy's skillful manipulation of space, Zhang Xuan knew that the books that the other party had offered him were bound to be extraordinary.
He quickly picked up the books and browsed through them, and before long, he was nodding in approval.
These books came nowhere close to matching the Heavenly Art of Dimension Unravel, but their contents were worth ruminating over. If he compiled those books with the Heavenly Art of Dimension Unravel, he should be able to resolve a handful of the flaws in the latter.
Just as he was about to do so, he suddenly saw the adolescent boy looking over with a grim look on his face.
"These books are profound, so you must make sure to go through them very carefully. If there's anything that you don't understand, make sure to clarify it with me as soon as possible. Don't get greedy and attempt to forcefully push your way ahead. As long as you study diligently, given your talent, it won't be impossible for you to reach Saint 9-dan pinnacle within a single month!"
"A single month?" Zhang Xuan was taken aback.
"Indeed." The adolescent boy placed his hands behind his back and declared confidently, "I know that it's inconceivable to achieve a breakthrough to Saint 9-dan pinnacle in such a short period of time, but with my deep understanding of space, I'm confident that you'll be able to achieve it with my strict guidance!"
"No, that's not what I meant. What I am saying is that one month… is too long!" Zhang Xuan scratched his head awkwardly.
"Too long?" The adolescent boy was flabbergasted by what he had just heard.
"Indeed… It'll be hard to explain it with words, so just give me a moment, and I'll show you," Zhang Xuan said before closing his eyes.
In an instant, Zhang Xuan drove his zhenqi to its limit, and soon, his cultivation began surging ahead.
After leaving the main hall of the Luo Clan, his parents had passed him a storage ring filled with the Saint 9-dan cultivation technique manuals that Ren Qingyuan had entrusted to them. With a swift glance over those books, he had collected them into the Library of Heaven's Path and compiled them to form the Saint 9-dan Heaven's Path Divine Art.
While the adolescent boy's books on spatial laws were a great help, ultimately, they were only supporting material when it came to raising one's cultivation. In this world, there was nothing more suitable for raising one's cultivation than the Heaven's Path Divine Art.
Back when he was still at the Zhang Clan, Sword Saint Xing had given him a huge stockpile of cultivation resources. Even after raising his zhenqi cultivation, soul cultivation, and the cultivation of the Inferno Qilin and Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast, he still had more than half of the stockpile left.
Since there was nothing to do at the moment, this was a good opportunity to push for a breakthrough.
His zhenqi raced furiously through his meridians before accumulating in his dantian, and in just a few moments, he had already broken through his previous bottleneck.
Macrocosm Ascendancy realm primary stage!
Macrocosm Ascendancy realm intermediate stage!
"T-this…" The adolescent boy could not help but stagger backward with a pale face. "How can he grow so quickly?"
The Macrocosm Ascendancy realm required a cultivator to enhance their understanding of spatial laws and accumulate sufficient energy simultaneously in order to achieve a breakthrough. It was just a moment ago that he had handed over his books, and the young man was already achieving breakthroughs as if it was nothing at all.
Furthermore, he was improving with an imposing momentum that showed no signs of slowing down at all, such that it almost seemed as if he was just releasing a seal on his cultivation!
How could someone be so talented?
Seeing how shocked Wu Chen was, Luo Ruoxin explained with a light chuckle, "His condition is a little special, so it's no surprise that he can achieve breakthroughs so quickly."
As a Celestial Master Teacher, a person whose talent was recognized by even the heavens, it did not come as a surprise no matter how fast he grew.
"Special? But no matter how special his condition is, such an extent is inconceivable…" the adolescent boy exclaimed in disbelief.
Before the adolescent boy could even finish his words, Zhang Xuan's cultivation had already come to a halt. He exhaled a mouthful of turbid gas as his cultivation stabilized at Saint 9-dan pinnacle.
"Done!" Zhang Xuan clapped his hand in satisfaction before directing a smile at Wu Chen. "How's that? It didn't take a month, right?"