"Treasure?" 

It was then that Zhang Xuan suddenly remembered that on top of claiming Vicious' upper body, he had also managed to kill an Ancient Sage.

The body of an Ancient Sage was deeply coveted even as a corpse.

Zhang Xuan's eyes lit up in excitement as he pondered about what he could do with the dead Ancient Sage's body, "If I could forge his corpse into a Soulless Metal Humanoid, I would have another trump card at my disposal!" 

Having inherited the heritage of the soul oracles, he knew the method to forging Soulless Metal Humanoids. If he were to use the corpse of this Ancient Sage as the foundation and successfully forged a Soulless Metal Humanoid out of it, wouldn't he be able to command the fighting prowess of an Ancient Sage just by slipping his soul into it?

If that were to happen, he wouldn't have to fear anyone anymore!

This had really come at a timely moment. It just happened that he had expended his final droplet of Kong shi's blood essence and his newly acquired golden page, and he was lacking a suitable trump card to use in times of distress. If he could forge the corpse into a Soulless Metal Humanoid, this problem would be resolved!

"It's truly a treasure. I'll be taking it then!" Seeing that Luo Ruoxin and Wu Chen had no intention of laying claim to the Ancient Sage's body, Zhang Xuan waved his hand to keep the corpse into his storage ring.

But to his shock, he found that it was as if he was attempting to move a mountain. Even as he was on the verge of expending all of his soul energy, the Ancient Sage corpse still refused to budge at all.

"What's going on?" Zhang Xuan frowned in confusion.

No matter what, his soul cultivation was at Saint 9-dan pinnacle. Along with his comprehension of space… it simply didn't make sense how he was unable to move a mere corpse over to his storage ring!

"Let me try moving it physically!" Zhang Xuan thought as he wrapped the corpse with his zhenqi and tugged at it. "T-this…"

Despite using his full strength, the corpse still didn't move an inch at all!

One must know that his power enhancement from Kong shi's blood droplet hadn't ended yet, which meant to say that the strength he wielded was still invincible beneath Ancient Sage!

"Upon reaching Great Sage 2-dan Aureate Body realm, a cultivator's body would gain significant weight, allowing him to stand his ground firmly regardless of the opponent he was standing against. Beyond that, if a cultivator were to make a breakthrough to Ancient Sage too, his body would be further tempered to become even denser and more resilient. It would be impossible for those beneath Ancient Sage to leave a mark on an Ancient Sage corpse, let alone kill a living Ancient Sage. It's also due to this reason that Ancient Sages are known to be particularly troublesome to deal with." Seeing the look on Zhang Xuan's face, Luo Ruoxin couldn't help but chuckle softly.


"Doesn't that mean that it's impossible for me to keep this Ancient Sage corpse into my storage ring?" Zhang Xuan asked with a stifled look on his face.

He was still intending to forge the corpse into a Soulless Metal Humanoid to serve as one of his trump cards. However, if he couldn't even lift its body, how could he hope to control it?

"It would have been impossible for you to lift its body under normal circumstances, but your Dragonbone Divine Spear happens to be an Ancient Sage artifact. While its strength has been sealed, it should still be able to move the corpse over to your storage ring," Luo Ruoxin said.

"You're right!" Zhang Xuan slapped his forehead in realization.

How did he forget about this matter?

His strength might be lacking at the moment, but the Dragonbone Divine Spear used to be the weapon of the strongest Ancient Sage Ran Qiu!

Even the water droplets it flung out wielded the strength to kill Saint 9-dan pinnacle cultivators. In terms of sheer physical might, its prowess was even greater than the current him!

Thus, Zhang Xuan tapped the spear in his grasp, and its body immediately morphed into that of a massive dragon. 

Hu!

It easily picked up the Ancient Sage corpse on the ground and moved it over into Zhang Xuan's storage ring.

"It works!" Seeing that the Dragonbone Divine Spear was indeed able to do it, Zhang Xuan heaved a sigh of relief.

With this matter out of the way, he finally turned his gaze back to Qi Zhen and the others.

To think that the seers would actually collude with the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe. Unforgivable!

Boom!

With just a thought, countless streaks of lightning descended from the heavens, trapping Qi Zhen and the others in place. Miserable wails escaped from their mouths as the violent lightning devastated their bodies.

With a light wave of his hand, the tortoiseshell ceiling was ripped apart by the onslaught of the lightning above, thus leaving the seers in the guild completely exposed to the heavenly retribution.

Seers sought to steal the secrets of the heavens, so their very existence wasn't permitted by the world. Despite so, they still dared to collude together with the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe to bring harm to their own brethren… They were truly seeking death!

As the lightning ravaged the Seer Guild, Zhang Xuan could feel greater clarity in his thoughts. It was hard to put a finger on the feeling, but he could feel the Library of Heaven's Path growing stronger bit by bit. 

With a satisfied nod of his head, he took out his Communication Jade Token and instructed Zhan shi to bring the elders of the Sanctum of Sages over.

It didn't take long for Zhan shi to arrive together with Ge shi and the others.

"I'll give these seers to you. They are guilty of colluding with the Otherworldly Demons who stole Sage Kui's sculpture. I want you to interrogate them and make them spit out their true intention!" Zhang Xuan commanded authoritatively.

"Yes, sanctum head!" 

While Zhan shi and the others were still a little confused by the turn of events, they hurriedly nodded their heads in acknowledgement of Zhang Xuan's command.

"Let's go!" Zhang Xuan turned to Luo Ruoxin and said.

While he had failed to apprehend the culprits who had stolen Sage Kui's sculpture, at the very least, they did manage to learn of the Seer Guild's treachery. Through uncovering the goals of these seers, they should be able to fathom a guess at what the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe was up to. In any case, the Sanctum of Sages should be competent enough to deal with this matter, so it would suffice to entrust this matter to them.

The urgent matter at hand was for him to return to the Zhang Clan and resolve the conflict between the Zhang Clan and the Luo Clan. Otherwise, the rift in their relations would hinder the two clans from cooperating with one another to deal with the impending crisis.

Considering how even the Otherworldly Demon Ancient Sages had begun to move, he wasn't so naive to think that the Zhang Clan would be able to survive the impending crisis alone.

Hu!

After leaving the Seer Guild, the three of them traveled through the spatial passageway Wu Chen had opened up, and it didn't take them long to arrive at the Zhang Clan.

"Xuan-er, you are back!" 

Upon seeing Zhang Xuan, Sword Saint Xing and the others quickly rushed forward to welcome him.

'You must be Ruoxin! I am Zhang Xuan's mother. Do you remember me? We met one another back at the Luo Clan, but I didn't really get to talk much with you then. Shall we have a walk together?" Seeing the young lady that her son had brought with him, Sword Saint Meng's eyes glowed so brightly in excitement that it seemed as if sparks would fly from them.

Luo Ruoxin was unaccustomed to being so warmly welcomed that her face swiftly flushed in a fluster. Unsure of how she should respond, she turned to Zhang Xuan for help.

In response to her distress signal, Zhang Xuan averted his gaze, feigning ignorance to her plight.

"He is…" Sword Saint Xing gestured to Wu Chen and asked.

He had seen with his own eyes just how powerful the adolescent boy was back at the Luo Clan. If it was possible, he would more than delighted to get acquainted with an expert of such a caliber and trade insights with him.

"His name is Wu Chen, and he's serving Ruoxin," Zhang Xuan introduced.

Before Sword Saint Xing could say a word, a haughty voice had already sounded by the side, "Serving? He's a servant? I see! After our Young Master marries your Young Mistress, you'll be under my command then! Let's get along well!" 

Unknowingly, Sun Qiang had walked over out of nowhere, and he patted Wu Chen's shoulder with a gleeful smile on his face.

After the incident at the Empire Alliance, Sun Qiang was forced to train under Zheng Yang at the Combat Master Hall. However, after Zhao Ya and the others were kidnapped, out of concern of the safety of his other students, he had Zheng Yang, Wang Ying, and the others move over to the Zhang Clan.

Naturally, Sun Qiang had to move over to the Zhang Clan as well.

Upon learning that the Young Master he served was the head of the Zhang Clan and the Sanctum of Sages, his confidence was swiftly restored. From time to time, one would see him strutting haughtily around the Zhang Clan, almost as if he owned the place.

This was the airs that he felt he should put up as the butler of the head of the strongest Sage Clan on the Master Teacher Continent.

"I'll be under your command?" Wu Chen nearly fainted on the spot hearing those words.

"You don't seem to be too pleased about it. Are you unwilling to follow my orders? Let me tell you, I am the only butler that our Young Master has! No one would dare to speak a word on your behalf even if I were to teach you a lesson!" Sensing Wu Chen's reluctance, Sun Qiang slapped the adolescent boy's head and harrumphed.

You are just a mere servant! How dare you refuse to heed my orders? Just try frowning once more, and I'll give you a good pummeling so that you know who is boss here!

"This…" 

Not expecting their son's butler to be so unreliable, the Xingmeng Sword Saint nearly keeled over.

That adolescent boy barged into the Luo Clan and stood indomitable in the combined prowess of their elders. Yet, a fellow who had barely reached Saint realm actually dared to slap his head… Are you tired of living?

"..." Zhang Xuan couldn't help but cover his head in embarrassment. 

If there was a hole in the vicinity, he would have definitely leaped right in to hide.

It wasn't too long ago that this fellow suffered the greatest trauma in life, so how in the world did his ego inflate so much after just a couple of days?

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