"Pu!"

Only at that moment did Nangong Yuanfeng realize how powerless he was. There was a surge of energy that was coursing through his body relentlessly, and it almost felt as if he would explode from it.

Unable to take it anymore, he spewed a mouthful of blood. Knowing that he might die if this continued, he immediately released the seal on his cultivation.

Hong long long!

Introspective Convalescence realm, Aureate Body realm, Intuitive Impulse realm…

In an instant, his cultivation reverted to the level of Sempiternal realm, and by driving his zhenqi desperately, he finally managed to stabilize himself. Nevertheless, his face still remained ghastly pale from the near-death experience that he had just had.

He scanned his surroundings, only to find himself in a completely foreign land. Just how freaking far had he flown out for even something as large as the Luo Clan's Ethereal Shrouding City to have completely vanished from sight?

"This… Have I actually flown tens of thousands of li?" Nangong Yuanfeng did a quick calculation, and it was almost as if a mini explosion broke out in his head.

It was just earlier that he had told the other party to use his full strength. To be honest, he had already resolved himself for defeat, but he did not expect it to come so quickly and decisively!

The might that he had just been struck with was something that even Introspective Convalescence realm cultivators who had reached the level of Consummation would not necessarily be able to bring out!

But as a Saint 9-dan pinnacle cultivator, he actually managed to pull it off…

"Is this his true strength? It's no wonder he requested for the five of us to go at him together… We are indeed no match for him!" Nangong Yuanfeng could not help but shudder from fear upon recalling what had just happened.

If he had not released his cultivation at the crucial moment and restored his strength to the Sempiternal realm, he could very well have been crushed into bits!

More importantly, had the other party focused his strength not on ramming him but killing him, even though his body had already achieved the level of Sempiternal, the strike would have still penetrated through him, bringing instantaneous death upon him…

Terrifying!

How could there be such a powerful Saint 9-dan pinnacle cultivator in the world?

In terms of talent, it feels like he's on par with even Kong Shiyao… To think that there would be such a person on the Master Teacher Continent! Nangong Yuanfeng thought in astonishment.

With that single punch, it was already apparent who the winner of the duel was.

It seemed like he would be punished when he returned back to the Great Phrontistery of Confucianism.

However, there was nothing he could do. A loss was a loss. As a descendant of an Ancient Sage, he could not abandon his dignity and steal from the Luo Clan just because he had lost the gamble.


"Forget it, I'll think about it later!" Nangong Yuanfeng sighed deeply as he quickly headed back to the Luo Clan.



"You're back!"

As soon as Nangong Yuanfeng returned to the square, he saw Luo Tianya sitting on his seat, and there was a steaming hot pot right in front of him. With a pair of chopsticks in his hand, Luo Tianya devoured the food before him greedily as he remarked, "We got hungry while waiting for you to come back, so we decided to have some food first. Do you want to join in?"

"…" Nangong Yuanfeng suddenly felt a deep pain in his chest.

So frustrating!

It was obvious that Luo Tianya was intentionally eating hot pot at this moment so as to embarrass them.

If it was found out that experts from the Hundred Schools of Philosophers had come to challenge the Luo Clan, only to be sent flying with a single strike… And by the time they returned, the Luo Clan had already moved on to dinner…

Their reputation would be completely tarnished!

Knowing that they would only embarrass themselves more the longer they remained here, Nangong Yuanfeng stowed the Spatial Top into his storage ring and clasped his fist. "I, Nangong Yuanfeng, admit my loss. Farewell!"

After which, he beckoned his four students over and said, "Let's go!"

After saying those words, they swiftly flew off and disappeared from sight in the blink of an eye.

"Let's go…"

"Did we just defeat the Hundred Schools of Philosophers?"

"Long live Tianya!"

"Tianya, you have just made a fan out of me! I want to bear your babies!"

"From now on, my role model shall be Tianya! I shall strive hard to become like him…"



There was a brief moment of silence before a deafening commotion broke out all around the Luo Clan.

Everyone had thought that the Luo Clan would be humiliated like earlier, especially considering that their opponents were from the Hundred Schools of Philosophers. Yet, who would have thought that Luo Tianya would single-handedly turn the tables around and restore honor to the Luo Clan!

In an instant, from a nobody whom no one had ever heard of, Luo Tianya had become the most respected and admired individual in the Luo Clan, the idol of both youths and elders alike!

"This…" Looking at the reinvigorated looks of the clan members all around him, Zhang Xuan heaved a sigh of relief.

His rejection of the engagement with the Luo Clan had indubitably dealt a heavy blow not only to their reputation but their morale as well. However, it seemed like this incident had helped them recover from the trauma and unite as one again.

"Brother Tianya, allow me to thank you on behalf of the entire clan for saving us from this dishonor," Luo Ganzhen said as he walked to the center of the elevated platform.

With a wave of his hand, the sword left behind by Ancient Sage Zi Rong, which had been floating in the air all along, flew into his grasp, and he presented it to Zhang Xuan. "This is the gift that Nangong Yuanfeng offered for the bet. Of the entire Luo Clan, there's no one more suited than you to wield it!"

Zhang Xuan was visibly taken aback by how generous Luo Ganzhen was being.

To be honest, he had helped the Luo Clan in order to soothe his guilt-ridden heart, so he had not expected to receive anything in return. Thus, he quickly waved his hand and said, "This is my responsibility as an offspring of the Luo Clan. This sword belongs to the entire Luo Clan, so I shan't overstep my bounds…"

"There's no need to stand on ceremony, Brother Tianya. You have saved the entire clan and united us once more. You are the only one among us who is worthy of holding this sword!" Luo Qingchen insisted with a smile.

"This…" Noticing the intent gazes that others were shooting him, Zhang Xuan swiftly realized that there was no other way out of this. Thus, he could only nod his head helplessly and take the sword. "Since you have said so, I won't stand on ceremony…"

Possessing the Dragonbone Divine Spear, he did not have the slightest interest in Ancient Sage Zi Rong's sword. But in any case, he could always slip it back to the Luo Clan's treasure vault at a later date. If not, it would make a good weapon for Zhao Ya once he had rescued her.

Luo Ganzhen heaved sigh of relief internally after seeing Zhang Xuan taking the blade before asking, "If I'm not mistaken, the person who induced the Submission of the Predecessors earlier on was you, right?"

"The Submission of the Predecessors?" Zhang Xuan frowned doubtfully.

"You are a member of the side family, so it's understandable that you are unaware of it. Our Luo Clan is founded on the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing, and if a person in the world comprehends such a Quintessence, they will be able to attain the acknowledgement of our founder and make the predecessors fall in submission!" Luo Ganzhen explained.

"Ah! That should probably be me then!" Zhang Xuan widened his eyes in realization.

After leaving the Luo Clan earlier, he had gone to White Creek Mountain with Luo Ruoxin. Considering that the 'Submission of the Predecessors' phenomenon occurred during this period of time and was related to the comprehension of the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing, it was likely that it was really due to him.

"The fact that you have comprehended the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing makes you eligible to become the head of the Luo Clan!" Luo Ganzhen said before hurriedly clasping his fist and bowing down. "Brother Tianya, I implore you to lead our Luo Clan to greater heights!"

"What? You want me to become the clan head? No no no, how can that do?" Zhang Xuan had still been wondering where this was going to when he heard the other party requesting for him to become the head of the Luo Clan, and he immediately leaped in fright.

He was not even a member of the Luo Clan, so how could he possibly be its clan head?

"The Luo Clan has just suffered the worst humiliation in its dozens of millenniums of history. That so-called young prodigy of the Zhang Clan publicly annulled the engagement with our Luo Clan before the top powers on the Master Teacher Continent, trampling on our dignity. You are the only one with the prestige and ability to unite the Luo Clan once more and restore confidence in it! Please lead our Luo Clan to greatness!" Luo Ganzhen bent his back perpendicular to the ground, fully displaying the sincerity in his request.

"Please lead our Luo Clan!"

Luo Qingchen and the other elders echoed Luo Ganzhen's plea and bowed deeply too.

"This…" Zhang Xuan was frenzied.

He had come here to compensate the Luo Clan for wronging it previously, not to become its clan head…

What the heck is this?

How in the world could this happen to me?

Where did the fairness and justice of the world go to?

Is it my fault for being so outstanding and welcoming?

If only I'd known that, I would have acted average. Just that… what in the world is ordinary?

Is it my fault for not knowing what average is?

Please, can anyone save me from this… Why is being ordinary so difficult?

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