Library of Heaven is Path
1657 Tianya’s Reques
"Our clan head… isn't a match for Zhang Xuan!" Luo Ganzhen remarked with a helpless look on his face.
"You're right. It's obvious that Zhang Xuan is giving some leeway to our clan head. Otherwise, he could have defeated our clan head within twenty moves!" Luo Qingchen nodded.
Shortly after Luo Qingchen said those words, the panting Luo Tianya suddenly declared with a bitter look on his face, "I admit defeat!"
It seemed like he found it hard to accept this outcome too.
"Brother Luo, you need not take this matter to heart. In truth, there isn't a great disparity in our fighting prowess at all…" Zhang Xuan walked up to Luo Tianya without the slightest glee from his victory. Instead, with an earnest look on his face, he said, "Why don't we consider it a draw instead?"
"A loss is a loss! If I can't even admit that much, I might as well change my surname to Zhang!" Luo Tianya replied with a dignified tone. "That being said, I have to say that the reason behind my loss is due to my personal reasons. It doesn't show that our Luo Clan's Spatial Quintessence of Sealing is inferior to your Zhang Clan's Time Quintessence of Acceleration at all, but simply because I'm too weak to bring out its true prowess!"
"Of course, Brother Luo!" Zhang Xuan replied earnestly. "Space and time have always been considered as equal powers; it would be meaningless to rank one of them over the other. It's not my intention to put down the Luo Clan either. To be honest, I'm extremely in awe of the Luo Clan. In fact, the main reason why I was barely able to win against you is because my understanding of the Luo Clan's Spatial Quintessence of Sealing surpasses yours!"
"What do you mean?" Luo Tianya frowned doubtfully.
"I believe that Brother Luo can tell that I have used the Spatial Quintessence earlier too!" Zhang Xuan said.
"This…" Luo Tianya was stunned for a moment before realization dawned on him. "Indeed. Why are you able to utilize the strength of the Luo Clan's Spatial Quintessence of Sealing?"
"The founder of the Luo Clan did comprehend the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing, but the lineage of the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing could be further traced up to Ancient Sage Qiu Wu! I happened to obtain Ancient Sage Qiu Wu's heritage by a stroke of luck, which is why I wield the power of the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing as well!" Zhang Xuan said.
"Ancient Sage Qiu Wu?" Luo Tianya widened his eyes in disbelief.
"This is the ancient domain left behind by Ancient Sage Qiu Wu!" With a flick of his wrist, a crystal ball materialized before Zhang Xuan. It emanated a fleeting aura reminiscent of folded spaces.
Placing his palm on the crystal ball, Luo Tianya's body trembled in agitation and envy surfaced in the depths of his eyes,"It's indeed an artifact left behind by Ancient Sage Qiu Wu… I must say that I'm truly in awe of Brother Zhang's luck!"
"Haha, it's out of coincidence that I managed to acquire it too. The reason why very few in your Luo Clan are able to comprehend the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing isn't due to lack of talent but that the heritage passed down through the generations isn't complete," Zhang Xuan explained with a light chuckle. "From this Qiu Wu Palace, I found the complete Heavenly Art of Dimension Unravel created by Ancient Sage Qiu Wu. I'll entrust it into the hands of Brother Luo today. I believe that only in your hands will its true worth shine!"
Looking at the crystal ball in his hand, Luo Tianya quickly shook his head in astonishment, "How I can accept such a valuable artifact from you?"
There was no one in the Master Teacher Continent who didn't desire to obtain the heritage of the Ancient Sages.
Yet, the young man actually handed it to him just like that… This gift was simply too heavy for him to accept!
At the same time, the hidden Luo Ganzhen and the elders of the Luo Clan glanced at one another in bewilderment.
It was true that the heritage of the Luo Clan originated from Ancient Sage Qiu Wu. Thus, if they could acquire the completed version of the Heavenly Art of Dimension Unravel, they would be able to deepen their comprehension of spatial laws significantly. Even if they weren't able to comprehend the Spatial Quintessence of Sealing, their overall fighting prowess would soar by leaps and bounds.
Just that… there was supposed to be a grudge between the two of their clans. In fact, the purpose behind their visit was to trample on the Zhang Clan. Yet, not only did the other party pay no heed to their pettiness, he even gifted them such a valuable gift…
In an instant, the crowd suddenly felt deeply ashamed of themselves.
"Please don't be in a rush to turn me down, Brother Luo. Allow me to finish my piece first!"
Placing his hands behind his back, Zhang Xuan's expression suddenly turned grim. "I believe Brother Luo should have also received reports regarding the observation of the mirages of the Temple of Confucius at Qufu. Based on that in itself, there's little doubt that the real Temple of Confucius would surface very soon!"
"Un!" Luo Tianya nodded.
"The Hundred Schools of Philosophers has already approached and challenged both of our clans. Their motive is very clear—they wish to obtain our Celestial Amulet of Legacy. They might have failed this time around, but considering that Kong shi's heritage is at stake, there's no way they would give up just like that. They would surely try something in the near future. Furthermore, our Zhang Clan has found evidence that experts of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe have managed to sneak into the Master Teacher Continent. In fact, I have received intelligence from the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters that the legendary Otherworldly Demon Emperor is amongst us right now!" Zhang Xuan said grimly.
"Mankind is in a very vulnerable position at the moment. Our survival is at stake. If we were to engage in infighting during such precarious times, it would be a calamity not just for both of our clans but the entire human race! At a time like this, we can't be engaging in meaningless faction rivalry. We have to unite together as one and cooperate with one another to overcome this ordeal! Otherwise, the one who would have the last laugh would only be the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe!"
Hearing those words, Luo Tianya fell silent.
"The reason why the Three Premier Clans are able to stand strong even after tens of thousands of years is because of how we hesitate not to band together in times of need to fend against the greater enemy! I know that I have done your Luo Clan wrong on the engagement ceremony, but it was definitely not my intention for things to turn out like this. Feelings simply can't be forced!
"Ruoxin and I have already sworn our futures together. If I were to marry Yuxin when my heart isn't with her, it's only a matter of time before the marriage descends into misfortune. In the end, I would only be letting both her and the Luo Clan down. I know that I have failed to settle the issue appropriately, and I do feel extremely guilt-ridden for the pain and suffering I have inflicted on Yuxin and the Luo Clan… So, please consider the Heavenly Art of Dimension Unravel and the Qiu Wu Palace as tokens of my apology. I'll have to ask Brother Luo not to turn me down, or else this matter might continue to haunt me for life…" Zhang Xuan said.
"Brother Zhang is truly magnanimous. Since that's the case, I won't hold back either then!" After a slight moment of hesitation, Luo Tianya took the crystal ball and kept it in his storage ring.
"Thinking about it, even though it's indeed that fellow's fault, he didn't do it intentionally either…"
"If he had truly chosen to marry the little princess back then, I would have really doubted his character! If he could bring himself to abandon his lover, there's no reason why he couldn't abandon the little princess later on!"
"Have we been overreacting to the matter?"
"While our minds were still fixated on our own pride and reputation, he's already looking at the fate of the whole mankind from a much higher position than ours. He's truly a noble individual!"
The hidden crowd from the Luo Clan fell silent as their faces reddened in shame.
They had been too focused on the Luo Clan that they weren't able to look at things from another perspective. If Zhang Xuan were to be a heartless person, would he be able to bring the little princess happiness even if he were to marry her?
"Thank you, Brother Luo!" Zhang Xuan bowed deeply in gratitude.
"I'll surely relay your intentions to the Luo Clan and speak up on your behalf!" Luo Tianya said. At this moment, he lowered his head contemplatively for a moment, seemingly making up an important decision, before he clasped his fist and said, "Brother Zhang, there's something which I would like to request of you!"
"Brother Luo, please feel free to speak!" Zhang Xuan's eyebrows shot up in surprise. "As long as it's something within my means, I'll surely try my best to help you!"
"There's something which has been bothering me for a long time now, and I think it's about time for me to put an end to it. Regardless of whether I succeed or not, it's unlikely that I'll be able to return to the Luo Clan afterward. Even though I have only become the head of the Luo Clan a few days ago, I don't wish to see the Luo Clan falling into decline in my absence…" Luo Tianya said with a darkened look.
"It's unlikely that you'll be able to return to the Luo Clan? Brother Luo, are you going to enter an ancient domain, or are you intending to exact vengeance? If you require my help, just give me the word and…" Startled by those words, Zhang Xuan hurriedly said.
"Brother Zhang. I appreciate your kind intentions, but this is my personal affair. I wish to settle it with my own hands. Even if death lies at the end of the path I seek, I'll still willingly tread down that path!" Luo Tianya shook his head and replied determinedly. "The matter which I would like to entrust Brother Zhang with isn't that."
Zhang Xuan frowned in confusion.
Taking a deep breath, Luo Tianya flicked his wrist and took out a token. It was the Luo Clan's Clan Head Token.
"Brother Zhang, I hope that you can take my position as the head of the Luo Clan!"
"You want me to be the head of the Luo Clan?" Zhang Xuan's body trembled in astonishment. He hurriedly waved his hands in a fluster and exclaimed, "How can I do that?"