Library of Heaven is Path
1692 Heading to the Temple of Confucius
It had not been easy for the two of them to put aside their differences and form an alliance, but everything had fallen apart before they could do anything at all. What was even worse was that they did not know who the culprit was!
"I can't accept this. I'll go take a look personally!" Unable to hold back his rage, a cataclysmic aura burst forth from Sovereign Chen Ling, causing the surrounding space to shatter.
He was an Ancient Sage expert!
"I'll follow you!" Sovereign Chen Xing spat coldly.
Half of the casualties had been his subordinates. There was no way that he could let the matter slide so easily!
"Let's head out together then. While we're at it, we should settle that matter as well. Otherwise, we'll be forced to remain subservient to that man for the rest of our lives!" Sovereign Chen Ling said as a sharp glint flashed across his eyes.
Sovereign Chen Xing nodded. "I heard that Sovereign Chen Yong has recently taken in an extraordinarily talented young man. That brat seems to know no bottleneck at all; his cultivation advances at a breakneck speed! None of our disciples are a match for him… If we allow brat to continue growing at this rate, we'll soon lose what should have belonged to us!"
"Don't touch that brat for the time being," Sovereign Chen Ling said. "He has received the acknowledgement of Vicious' will, and he practices the highest cultivation technique of our Otherworldly Demonic Tribe. Given the prestige that he enjoys at the moment, we can't afford to touch him. However, once that matter comes to be, that brat will lose all his support. Then, we can slowly grind him down… Perhaps, we might even be able to attain the highest cultivation technique!"
"You're right. Let's do it then!" Sovereign Chen Xing nodded before falling silent.
With a jolt, the two middle-aged men vanished from the spot. It seemed like they had torn through the restraints of space to head to an unknown place.
"You said that an army of a hundred thousand Otherworldly Demons has been eradicated by Clan Head Zhang singlehandedly?"
"Is such a thing even possible?"
"I heard it from Ren shi personally, so there's no doubt about the authenticity of the news. Even so, I still find the matter really hard to believe…"
"Since the threat of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe's invasion has been resolved, we don't have to be stationed in the Subterranean Gallery anymore…"
After overcoming the heavenly flame tribulation, Zhang Xuan had advanced tremendously in his cultivation once more. Since there was no need for him to remain in the area, he had swiftly left together with Ren Qingyuan and the others.
It did not take long for the news that the threat of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe had been resolved by a single young man to reach the defensive forces guarding the 108 Subterranean Galleries.
Everyone was astounded.
There was no lack of talents in the history of the Master Teacher Continent. Many brave and powerful men had left behind legends that resounded in the ears of the populace even to this day. Yet, compared to the feat achieved by this single young man, those legends were not even worth mentioning!
To singlehandedly annihilate 110,000 Otherworldly Demons and several dozen Sempiternal realm experts… The more they thought about the matter, the more frenzied they became.
They could not help but pinch themselves to check if they were dreaming.
Oblivious to the uproar that he had caused, at this very moment, Zhang Xuan had already returned to the Zhang Clan.
"With the major setback suffered by the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe, it's unlikely that they will be able to amass the forces required to launch another invasion within a short period of time. Let's head to the Temple of Confucius together. We'll need to assemble a team to go along with us."
After hearing the happenings in the otherworldly battlefield from his son, Sword Saint Xing was unable to close his mouth for a very long time.
"Alright!" Zhang Xuan nodded.
There was no doubt that the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe had suffered a huge loss. Even if they attempted to amass their troops once more and launch another invasion, it was unlikely that they would be able to pose much of a threat.
Thus, what they should focus their attention on at the moment was the Temple of Confucius. Given that its opening was just around the corner, they should make their way over very soon.
If they arrived late, the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn could very well fall into the hands of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe or the Hundred Schools of Philosophers. This would be bad news for the Three Premier Clans and the Master Teacher Pavilion.
"The Temple of Confucius is located in Qufu. The space in Qufu is folded and distorted, so it would be unsafe to head over through spatial teleportation. We should teleport to somewhere nearby before flying over. We'll head there first as the advance party to scout the situation there. Elder Wuyun, I'll leave it to you to pick out the clan members for this expedition and bring them over. Make sure to contact us as soon as you arrive!" Sword Saint Xing instructed.
After First Elder Zhang Wuheng was punished for plotting against the incumbent clan head, Elder Wuyun had taken over his responsibilities.
"Also, inform the grand elders who are in seclusion to hurry over as well. The Temple of Confucius will likely be their best shot at overcoming their current bottlenecks!"
Similar to the Master Teacher Pavilion, the Zhang Clan had many grand elders in seclusion as well. Unless the Zhang Clan was forced into a desperate position, they would never make a move.
Their cultivation had all reached Great Sage 4-dan Sempiternal realm. Unless Ancient Sages made a move, they could be considered as the top experts of the Master Teacher Continent.Find authorized novels in Webnovel，faster updates, better experience，Please click for visiting.
It was unfortunate that they were not able to find a way to achieve a breakthrough to Ancient Sage, so they could only go into hibernation to lengthen their lifespan as long as possible.
There was much more to the Temple of Confucius than just the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn. It was not a coincidence that no one had been able to achieve a breakthrough to Ancient Sage for the past ten thousand years. Perhaps the secret behind overcoming this bottleneck was hidden there as well.
Regardless of whether that was true or not, they would have to make a trip there to find out for themselves.
Currently, the Zhang Clan only had one Ancient Sage left. Once that Ancient Sage came to the end of his lifespan, without any other Ancient Sages to support the Zhang Clan, it would swiftly fall from the top echelons of the Master Teacher Continent.
"I understand!" Elder Wuyun nodded.
After making arrangements, Sword Saint Xing said, "Let's head over now!"
Zhang Xuan took out the Dragonbone Divine Spear and slit a dimension rift in front of him.
A passageway swiftly formed in the dimension rift under his manipulation, and the crowd made their way over.
With his zhenqi cultivation reaching Aureate Body realm consummation, Zhang Xuan's fighting prowess had reached greater heights. Even without resorting to schemes, he was already able to face Sempiternal realm consummation experts like Wu Shu in a direct confrontation and even win.
In truth, he had been intending to push his zhenqi cultivation straight up to the Intuitive Impulse realm, but he had found that he was unable to do so at all!
The Intuitive Impulse realm allowed one to peer into the fortune of the world and consciously avert danger. However, such an ability was essentially peering into the secrets of the heavens as well, albeit to a lesser extent than that of seers. As one who possessed the Library of Heaven's Path, attempts to do so would only end in his electrocution.
He had secretly tried it a few times, and each and every time, he had ended up with a numbingly refreshing electric massage. Seeing that it was futile, he could only give up on the idea.
From the looks of it, he could not follow the conventional path that all cultivators would tread on. He would have to find his own way forward.
By the time they arrived at the other end of the passageway, they were already in close proximity to Qufu. They quickly began making their way over toward the Temple of Confucius when a figure suddenly approached them.
It was Wu Chen.
He had previously separated from them, saying that he had matters to attend to.
Wu Chen first greeted Luo Ruoxin with a bow before turning to look at Zhang Xuan. It could have just been Zhang Xuan's imagination, but he seemed to sense some conflicting emotions in the depths of Wu Chen's eyes.
"Have you settled your affairs?" Zhang Xuan asked.
All this time, he could feel that there was some kind of issue plaguing Wu Chen, leaving him in a heavy mood. Even as he followed Luo Ruoxin around, there was still a brooding atmosphere to him. However, the brooding atmosphere around him seemed to have vanished, which suggested that the matter had already been resolved.
Hearing Zhang Xuan's question, Wu Chen snapped out of his contemplation and replied with a slight smile. "Thanks to your grace, it has been resolved without a hitch."
"That's a relief!" Zhang Xuan nodded. He knew that Wu Chen was unwilling to talk too much about his private matters, so he did not press on.
Before long, they were back on their way to Qufu. From where they were at, they were not too far away from their destination.
The closer they got to Qufu, the greater the pressure exerted on them from the 'second sun' in the sky. It was not as searing as the real sun, but the pressure that it emanated seemed to weigh directly on one's soul.
To construct such a massive ancient domain in the midst of the sky and conceal it even from the detection of Ancient Sages… This was no longer the work of a man but a miracle created by a higher power.