Library of Heaven is Path
1591 The Excited Deputy Clan Head of the Luo Clan
"T-this…" Wu Chen nearly burst into tears.
It was just a moment ago that he had thought that he would have already withered away like an aged flower by the time the young man comprehended Spatial Quintessence, but before he knew it, the young man was already freezing the Dimensional Sand in place.
Did the young man really have to be so fast?
In this moment, Wu Chen felt a stinging pain on his face. If there was a hole in the ground, he would have dived right in out of embarrassment.
He was an expert! An expert! An expert!
But in less than half a day after coming to know Zhang shi, he had already been slapped three times in the face, and each time, it left him dizzy with disbelief. He had thought that since the young man was proficient in one field, he was bound to be weaker in another… Yet, as the facts had shown time and time again, the young man was strong in every respect!
It was as if the concept of weakness did not apply to him at all!
Each time he doubted the young man, the situation would turn on him and leave him too embarrassed to meet anyone.
Just that… how did the young man do it?
Did he really just comprehend Spatial Quintessence by reading an elementary book on spatial arts?
Could it be that the key to spatial arts actually lay in the bare foundations? So, all of the secrets were actually contained within that elementary manual?
It seemed like he would really have to study it carefully in the future. Perhaps, he might just be able to comprehend something from it and improve!
Unaware of the adolescent boy's inner thoughts, Zhang Xuan casually tossed the book in his hand back into the pile before calmly announcing, "I have dealt with the Dimensional Sand. We can move on now."
"Un." Luo Ruoxin nodded with a smile before heading for the palace.
Wu Chen picked up the book that Zhang Xuan had been reading previously and stared at it meaningfully. In the past, he would not even have spared a second glance at a book of this caliber, but in that moment, he could not even bear to grab the book too tightly, fearing that he would make the slightest dent on this unparalleled secret manual and hinder the progression of his fighting prowess.
In the Luo Clan, two ordinary disciples were currently walking toward the ancestral hall, where the tablets of Founder Luo Yuntian and countless other predecessors were placed.
These two disciples were on duty, and they had to clean the ancestral hall, offer incense sticks, and conduct the routine rituals to honor the predecessors.
"We have really embarrassed ourselves today! It'll be hard for the Luo Clan to make a comeback after this…" the green-robed disciple walking on the left grumbled with a shake of his head.
"When has our Luo Clan suffered such humiliation since its founding?" the gray-robed disciple on the right replied.
"What's even more infuriating is that our clan head doesn't pay any heed to the matter despite being rejected publicly!" The green-robed disciple sighed in frustration. "If she's unwilling to make a stand, what can the rest of us do?"
The gray-robed disciple harrumphed. "She isn't our clan head yet! The inauguration ceremony hasn't been conducted, remember?"
"It was only put off due to the engagement. If not for the engagement, given her bloodline and control over the Dimension Silencer, she would have already become the clan head ages ago!" the green-robed disciple said.
"But after seeing how she dealt with the humiliation we suffered earlier, I really can't bear to think what will become of the Luo Clan under her leadership…" The gray-robed disciple sighed.
"Even if the Luo Clan declines under her leadership, there's nothing we can do about it!" The green-robed disciple sighed. "It's not as if you are unaware of our clan rules! Only those whose bloodline has reached a certain level of purity can become the clan head, but there's no one other than her who has reached the mark!
"Unless someone who has comprehended our ancestor's Spatial Quintessence appears… but in the past tens of thousands of years, no one has been able to achieve that! So, it's only a matter of time before she becomes the clan head! We can't possibly go against the teachings of our predecessors over this one single matter!"
"I know that, too, but I really can't stand… What's happening‽"
Halfway through his words, the gray-robed disciple was suddenly disrupted by intense tremors beneath his feet.
"It's coming from the ancestral hall. Quick, let's head over to take a look!"
Sensing that the tremors had originated from the ancestral hall right ahead of them, the face of the green-robed disciple warped in horror as he quickly dashed toward it. The gray-robed disciple swiftly followed suit.
As soon as they entered the room, they were left in a daze by what they were seeing.
The sculptures of their founder, Luo Yuntian, had turned toward the doorway, where they were standing, gazing deeply into the distance. With a slight smile on his lips, he clasped his fist and conducted a ceremonial greeting toward a fellow peer.
At the same time, the many ancestral tablets behind him also seemed to bow down deferentially, as if standing in the face of a superior, not daring to look up at all.
At the same time, the two characters that Founder Luo Yuntian had left behind, 静 (Silence) and 空 (Space), were shaking non-stop, as if they would break out of the wall at any moment.
The tremors that they had experienced outside had originated from those two characters.
"Could it be that… our founder has come back to life?" the green-robed disciple muttered in a daze.
"Founder Luo Yuntian passed on countless years ago, so how could he possibly have come back to life?" The gray-robed disciple was much calmer in the face of this unexpected turn of events, but even so, he was unable to make sense of the situation. "I'm not too sure what's going on here, but something huge must have happened. We have to inform the deputy clan head, First Elder, and the others right away. They might be able to figure out what has happened!"
Not daring to waste any time, the green-robed disciple quickly whipped out his Communication Jade Token and relayed the happenings in the ancestral hall to the elders. Soon, a sharp gust of wind sounded from above. The deputy clan head, First Elder Luo Qingchen, Luo Xuanqing, and the others were heading in their direction with anxious looks on their faces.
After the Zhang Clan left the premises, the members of the Luo Clan had loitered around the main hall, unable to come to terms with what had happened. It was just moments ago that they had finished clearing up the mess, but before they could return to their accommodation and rest, they received news that something had happened to the ancestral hall.
Given the importance of the ancestral hall to the Luo Clan, they did not waste a single moment in rushing over here.
Before the crowd could land on the ground, the deputy clan head, Luo Ganzhen, had already bellowed out to the two below.
"This…" Not knowing how to explain the situation, the gray-robed disciple clasped his fist and said, "Deputy clan head, I think it would be best for you to see for yourself!"
Landing on the ground, Luo Ganzhen quickly walked into the ancestral hall. When he saw the sight within, he was visibly stunned for a moment before his hands began trembling in agitation. A crimson shade dyed his cheeks as he stuttered in excitement, "T-this…"
"Father, what's going on?" Taking Luo Ganzhen's expression into sight, Luo Xuanqing frowned in incomprehension.
The other elders were taken aback by the deputy clan head's bewildering response as well.
Their deputy clan head had always been a calm person. Even during the fallout with the Zhang Clan earlier, he had not lost his cool. Just what in the world could have happened for him to act in such a manner?
"Haha! Hahahaha! The heavens are truly helping our Luo Clan! Our Luo Clan will rise to greatness once more!" Luo Ganzhen roared in laughter before turning to face the crowd with glowing eyes. "Are you all curious what this phenomenon means? This is the Submission of the Predecessors! Without a doubt, someone has managed to comprehend the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing!"
"Someone has comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing? Could it be…" Luo Qingchen widened his eyes in astonishment.
"Indeed! The Spatial Quintessence of Sealing is the very core of our Luo Clan's cultivation technique. If anyone can grasp it, they will be able to perfectly execute all of the secret arts of our Luo Clan! In the tens of thousands of years since the founding of the Luo Clan, only Founder Luo Yuntian has managed to reach such a realm. The fact that someone else has managed to do it means that our Luo Clan will rise to greatness once more!" Luo Ganzhen exclaimed in agitation.
He hurriedly issued instructions to the surrounding crowd. "Quick, investigate the matter and find out which elder or offspring has managed to comprehend the Spatial Quintessence. After we find them, we'll immediately conduct the inauguration ceremony and crown them as our next clan head!"