Library of Heaven is Path
1786 Descending into the Subterranean Gallery with Sovereign Chen Yong
"Celestial Master Teacher?"
Ancient Sage Yan Qing and the others felt hoarseness at the back of their throats as they widened their eyes in incredulity.
"Are you saying that young man is a Celestial Master Teacher… just like Kong shi?"
It was no wonder that they were skeptical after hearing Yang shi's words. For tens of thousands of years after Kong shi's passing, there had been no Celestial Master Teacher in the world. Yet, Yang shi was actually telling them that Zhang Xuan was a Celestial Master Teacher!
"That's right!" Yang shi nodded. "He's a master teacher who is acknowledged by even the heavens themselves!"
The lips of Ancient Sage Yan Qing and the others tremored nonstop. The shock that zapped their minds rendered them incapable of speech.
In terms of importance, it went without saying that a Celestial Master Teacher was far more important than the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn! It had not been easy for a new Celestial Master Teacher to appear among them, but they had actually cornered the other party to the point where he had to end his life.
If they had a choice, they would have rather died in his place!
"He single-handedly destroyed 110,000 Otherworldly Demons back in the Subterranean Gallery, and every single student that he has taught grew to be an incredible expert as well… I should have guessed it right from the start… Putong!" Ancient Sage Yan Qing fell weakly to the ground as he stared blankly ahead of him.
Had he known that the other party was a Celestial Master Teacher, he never would have forced the other party to offer an explanation to the Master Teacher Pavilion. However… there was nothing that he could say that would have changed anything anymore.
"It's fortunate that he isn't dead yet… but where did he go?" Ancient Sage Yan Qing asked doubtfully.
The Ancient Sages present were aware that Zhang Xuan had assimilated Zhang Hongtian's bloodline, so it was unlikely that whatever had happened at the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters would have been able to kill him.
"I don't know either…" Yang shi shook his head worriedly.
As soon as he heard that Zhang Xuan had committed suicide, he had rushed over in hopes of saving him. However, he had found that the other party's corpse had vanished into thin air instead, and there was no trace of him around.
As such, the other party's whereabouts had become a mystery.
"We have to dispatch our men to find him as soon as possible. Make sure not to reveal his identity as the Celestial Master Teacher for the time being. Unless he becomes an Ancient Sage, he will be in grave danger once the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe learn of his true identity!" Ancient Sage Yan Qing instructed.
Only an Ancient Sage would stand a chance against other Ancient Sages. To the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe, the emergence of a Celestial Master Teacher was something that was much more horrifying than the notion of the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn falling into the hands of mankind.
It was very likely that they might even send Ancient Sages to assassinate Zhang Xuan so as to eliminate the problem before it got any worse.
"Un!" Yang shi nodded.
He knew the importance of maintaining confidentiality over this matter, or else he would not have kept it to himself for so long.
"As long as he becomes an Ancient Sage and reveals his identity as the Celestial Master Teacher, whatever misunderstandings there are out there will swiftly unravel themselves," one of the Ancient Sages remarked.
Due to Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing working behind the scenes, most of the populace had a terrible impression of Zhang Xuan. However, if he could reveal his identity, whatever doubts the others had of him would swiftly dissipate.
After all, who would dare question a master teacher who was acknowledged by even the heavens themselves?
"I guess that's the only thing that we can hope for at the moment!" Yang shi sighed.
The crowd gathered beneath the clock tower spoke with ardor, vowing to become spokespersons to cleanse Zhang Xuan's reputation. Too caught up in the moment, they failed to notice two figures leaning in the shadows in the corner of the room.
They were a young man and an adolescent boy.
The adolescent boy's face was slightly pale, and it seemed like he had sustained significant injuries.
The young man heard the words of the crowd, but he simply shook his head with a faint smile, not joining in at all. Instead, he turned his gaze to the adolescent boy beside him and asked, "How are you feeling at the moment?"
"Young Master, I'm fine. I won't die just yet!" The adolescent boy shook his head as a glint flashed through his eyes. "I should be able to survive till the moment I catch those two traitors!"
The adolescent boy was none other than Wu Chen, as well as Sovereign Chen Yong!
Due to the schemes of Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing, he had ended up coming to blows with Ancient Sage Yan Qing and the others. Afterward, those two fellows had also arrived in person and attempted to end his life with their own hands.
Even though he had managed to survive the ordeal, he had also drained himself in the midst of doing so.
Were it not for hatred fueling his willpower, he might have succumbed already.
Hearing that Wu Chen was still able to hold on for the time being, the young man nodded. "Un, that's good."
"Young Master, what about you?" Wu Chen's gaze was filled with worry. "Even though you managed to survive due to the Ancient Sage blood within your body, there's no denying that your body has taken a huge blow due to that matter. It'll probably take quite some time for you to recover from your injuries…"
The Young Master whom Wu Chen spoke of was none other than Zhang Xuan.
Even Blood Reincarnation realm experts would require a certain period of time and sufficient energy in order to heal up after they were killed. Considering that Zhang Xuan was only an Aureate Body realm cultivator who had assimilated some Ancient Sage blood, it was inevitable that his regenerative ability would be far inferior to that of true Blood Reincarnation realm cultivators. As such, the damage that he had incurred was much greater.
"I'm still feeling a little weak even after resting for ten days. In my current state, I won't even be a match for Saint 1-dan cultivators. However, I think my injuries are almost healed up now. As long as my body recovers, it shouldn't be too difficult for me to regain my cultivation," Zhang Xuan replied with a bitter smile.Find authorized novels in Webnovel，faster updates, better experience，Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.
He had not thought that the side effects of blood reincarnation would actually be so heavy.
However, with his Heaven's Path Divine Art and Heaven's Path zhenqi, he should be able to recover his strength swiftly once his injuries healed up.
Sovereign Chen Yong nodded before falling silent.
The 110,000 soldiers that Zhang Xuan had killed were all Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing's soldiers—all of Wu Chen's subordinates had obeyed his orders and retreated at his command. As such, while Wu Chen lamented the death of his tribesmen, he did not bear too much of a grudge against Zhang Xuan.
At the same time, he also knew that the young man was the one whom the Spirit God had chosen, and the young man was also the one who had stood up for him and saved his life at that crucial moment. Thus, he had a rather high opinion of the young man and was willing to follow his orders.
Zhang Xuan hesitated for a moment before asking once more, "Are you certain that the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe's Celestial Azure Altar is able to reach the Spirit God?"
The reason that he had chosen to end his life at the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters was not because he wanted to escape trouble. Instead, he wanted to take this opportunity to infiltrate the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe and resolve the threat once and for all. At the same time, this was also a chance for him to uncover Luo Ruoxin's whereabouts.
Thus, as soon as his body recovered a little, he altered his appearances and had Wu Chen take him there.
"Un. That's how I communicated with the Spirit God previously!" Wu Chen nodded.
The Spirit God had already returned to her world, so the only way to communicate with her was through certain altars. However, the altars that could reach her required a much larger altar and a unique ritual, conditions that could only be realized back at the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe.
"That's a relief," Zhang Xuan said.
He wanted to confirm where Luo Ruoxin was before heading over to look for her. Since that was the case, the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe had become a place that he needed to visit.
"But Young Master, such a large-scale ritual will require the cooperation of many humans and even Ancient Sages. I fear that Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing have already proclaimed my death and prepared a death trap for if we dare approach," Sovereign Chen Yong said.
If he had been at his peak, there would have been nothing for him to fear. However, in his current state…
If he was encircled by the forces of Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing, the only fate that awaited him was death.
"We'll just have to take a step at a time and see." Zhang Xuan shook his head.
It was meaningless to think too deeply into the matter. They would just have to count every step that they took and try their best to adapt to whatever came their way.
In any case, with their disguise ability, as long as they did not reveal their true identities, it should not be too difficult for them to infiltrate the royal palace!
While Zhang Xuan was chatting with Wu Chen, 'Brother Wu' suddenly stepped out of the crowd and said, "Comrades, the snowstorm has ended. We'll be entering the Icysea Subterranean Gallery now. Is there anyone who wishes to travel together with us? My name is Wu Kuang, and I am a Primordial Spirit realm pinnacle cultivator. I'll be able to guarantee your safety if you travel together with me…"
He was the strongest individual among the crowd. Considering that the threat of the Otherworldly Demons had vanished from the Icysea Subterranean Gallery, a Primordial Spirit realm pinnacle cultivator was indeed enough to guarantee the safety of them all.
Zhang Xuan took a look around and noticed that the snowstorm had indeed died down. Chilly air gushed into the decrepit clock tower, causing robes to flutter noisily.
"I wish to travel together with you!"
"Me too, me too…"
More than a dozen cultivators stepped forward with their eyes gleaming in excitement.
It went without saying that Brother Wu's offer was invaluable. At the very least, they should be able to overcome most dangers under his protection.
"We also wish to travel with you…" Zhang Xuan and Wu Chen stepped forward as well.