Library of Heaven is Path
1592 Golden Warriors of Mentor“s Calligraphy
"Yes!" Upon hearing the commands, the elders quickly nodded before scattering.
Comprehending the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing would mean reaching the very peak of spatial arts. With such an expert among them, there was no one who would be able to stop the Luo Clan's rise to power!
They would also be able to get back at the Zhang Clan for the humiliation that they had suffered as a result of the rejection earlier!
With this, they would let the world know how foolish it was for Zhang Xuan to have rejected the Luo Clan!
"Zhang Xuan, you probably couldn't have imagined that someone in our Luo Clan would make a breakthrough so swiftly after your rejection!" Luo Ganzhen uttered as his eyes turned cold. "Wait till we find this person and establish him as the clan head… I'll surely return this humiliation to you twofold!"
A person who had comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing would have already grasped the very crux of the Luo Clan's heritage. As long as that person's cultivation got up to par, the young prodigy of the Zhang Clan would not mean anything at all!
"Indeed! I won't be able to quench my hatred if I don't slice that b*stard in two!" Luo Xuanqing spat furiously.
He had thought of the young man as his good friend, but the young man had actually trampled on his younger sister as if she was nothing at all!
It did not take long for the elders who had scattered to return once more.
"Reporting to the deputy clan head, we have checked all of the experts at the Macrocosm Ascendancy realm within the clan, but none of them have comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing!"
"Reporting to the deputy clan head, none of the members at the Dimension Sundering realm have comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing!"
The elders swiftly revealed the results of their findings, and disappointed looks surfaced all around the room.
The fact that even the founder had paid his respects was more than enough to show that someone had comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing—there could not possibly be any mistake there. However, they had asked all of the cultivators in the clan, and none of them had noticed any peculiar phenomenon that could have suggested a breakthrough.
This was truly baffling.
"There was nothing? How could there be nothing? Spatial laws have always been incredibly difficult to comprehend, and this is especially so when it comes to sealing space! Without the Luo Clan's bloodline and heritage, it would be difficult for one to even grasp the bare basics…" Luo Ganzhen could hardly believe the outcome of the investigation.
Even Founder Luo Tianyun had only succeeded in comprehending it due to him acquiring the Dimension Silencer and stumbling upon Ancient Sage Qiu Wu's heritage by a stroke of luck. If the person who had comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing was not a person from their clan, who else could it be?
"We have even checked on the cultivators who have gone into seclusion… Could that person really not be from the Luo Clan?" Luo Qingchen asked with a deep frown.
If the person was from the Luo Clan, they would surely understand what it meant to comprehend the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing. Even without them looking around for the person, they would surely appear before the elders of their own accord. However, no one was stepping forth at all.
All of the evidence seemed to suggest that the person was not from the Luo Clan.
"Look into it right now, we have to find that person! Regardless of the means, we have to get them into the Luo Clan, even if it means locking them down by…" Luo Ganzhen's eyes narrowed. "… marriage!"
"Marriage?" Luo Xuanqing was taken aback.
"That's right! The fact that that person has comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing means that all of the Luo Clan's secret arts no longer hold any secret to them. If that person becomes our enemy, the Luo Clan would be doomed! Thus, no matter what condition we have to offer them, we have to get them into our clan. Even if they want to marry your younger sister, we can only allow it!" Luo Ganzhen waved his hand decisively.
"No, but that…" Hearing those words, Luo Xuanqing's eyes widened in horror.
"This matter is not open for discussion. There's already no hope between Zhang Xuan and your younger sister, and since that's the case, we might as well find someone who has comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing. This way, we will be able to get vengeance on the Zhang Clan… We'll tell the world that our Luo Clan will be able to stand at the very pinnacle without relying on anyone!" Luo Ganzhen spat coldly.
Hearing those words, Luo Xuanqing stared at his father with a complicated look in his eyes.
He did want to get vengeance on Zhang Xuan and the Zhang Clan as well, and he would be able to do so if they could get that person who had comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing on their side. At the same time, the Luo Clan would be able to recover its dignity.
But after what had happened during the wedding… he could not bear to watch his younger sister being sacrificed again. Once was enough.
"Alright, this matter is settled. Hurry up and dispatch our men to search for that person! Once that person has been found, report to me immediately. I'll personally pay that person a visit!" Luo Ganzhen flung his sleeves imposingly.
The elders hurriedly scattered into the area.
Without the Dimensional Sand to block their path, the trio was able to advance ahead swiftly.
Soon, they stopped at the entrance of the palace.
Zhang Xuan raised his head and looked beyond the towering stairs in front of him.
On both sides of the entrance gate were two rock sculptures shaped in the fashion of adolescent boys. They were dressed in rather ancient-looking clothes and sported long hair. They were bent into a bow, seemingly paying respects to the visitors of the palace.
There was a plaque above the entrance with three massive words written on it. It carried a sharp aura that felt reminiscent of a spear piercing in one's direction, threatening to tear intruders into shreds.
It was a rather bizarre pairing—the respectfulness of the bowing adolescent boys and the menacing words on the plaque.
"Ran Zi Hall!" Wu Chen read out loud.
"It seems to have been personally written by Ancient Sage Ran Qiu," Zhang Xuan remarked with a nod.
Looking at it from the perspective of a painter, those three words could not be considered to be too skillful. Nevertheless, it had a high and lofty conception that even someone of Zhang Xuan's eye of discernment was not able to see through. It was hard to imagine that it had come from a hand other than that of Ancient Sage Ran Qiu.
Shaking his head, Zhang Xuan bowed deeply to both of the adolescent boys and the plaque at the center.
Attainment, Solidarity, Propriety, Erudition, and Integrity. The fact that Propriety was placed before Erudition and Integrity showed how much Kong shi valued this trait. Since they were in the ancient domain of one of his direct disciples, it was best for them not to forget their etiquette.
Right after paying his respects, there was a slight tremor. The adolescent boy sculpture on the left slowly opened his eyes before looking upon them with a smile.
"Guests of the Ran Zi Hall, I applaud you for having come this far. Unfortunately, I have to inform you that you have yet to earn the right to enter the Ran Zi Hall yet. If you wish to enter it, you will have to clear the trial!" the adolescent boy sculpture said.
"May I know what trial it is?" Zhang Xuan asked as he clasped his fist.
"Ancient Sage Ran Qiu has never liked excessive formalities, so the trial that he has set is very simple as well. You'll have to challenge one of our warriors of strength equaling yours, and if you are able to achieve victory, you will be granted passageway. Otherwise, I'll have to ask of you to turn around and leave!" the adolescent boy sculpture said as he raised his palm.
The three massive words on the plaque abruptly fell onto the ground, and with a slight waver, they warped into three identical-looking golden-armored soldiers.
"This…" Zhang Xuan widened his eyes in astonishment.
With his eye of discernment, he could tell that those three soldiers were not any kind of special artifact but true embodiments of the words on the plaque. They carried the same strikingly sharp aura as the words on the plaque, sending shivers down one's spine.
Noting the look of bewilderment on Zhang Xuan's face, Luo Ruoxin explained, "These are Golden Warriors of Mentor's Calligraphy!"
"Golden Warriors of Mentor's Calligraphy?" Zhang Xuan asked in confusion.
He had heard of Impartation of Heaven's Will and Heart of Teacher, but he had never heard of Golden Warriors of Mentor's Calligraphy before.
"Legend has it that powerful master teachers are able to retain their own spirit and psyche in the form of words. Under specific conditions, these words will transform into Golden Warriors to battle with others," Luo Ruoxin explained. "As these Golden Warriors are the manifestation of the master teacher's spirit and psyche, they possess the master teacher's fighting instinct and moves, thus making them formidable foes."
"Possess the master teacher's fighting instincts and moves… Since these words were left behind by Ancient Sage Ran Qiu, doesn't that mean that these Golden Warriors possess his fighting prowess?" Zhang Xuan narrowed his eyes in shock.