Library of Heaven is Path
1796 Ancient Sage Allfire
Sovereign Chen Yong's grandfather was the legendary Vicious, who had fought on equal terms with Kong shi. His name resounded throughout history, and he lived on as a figure whom none could hope to surpass.
As such, even though the two of them were Ancient Sages, there was a clear disparity in their standing. Even from a very young age, Sovereign Chen Yong had been guaranteed to become a future Sovereign of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe.
Yet, despite his esteemed standing, Sovereign Chen Yong actually had someone whom he addressed as 'Young Master'?
The very notion of that was ridiculous!
Who in the world could be qualified to have the highest leader of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe address him in such a manner?
"He's the lover of the Spirit God," Sovereign Chen Yong explained.
"The Spirit God?" Upon hearing that name, Ancient Sage Hao Xun subconsciously cowered back in fear.
The reason that the Spirit Tribe had remained as such a powerful force in the world was due to the existence and protection of the Spirit God. To actually be the lover of the Spirit God, that meant that the young man was a person of tremendous standing.
When Ancient Sage Hao Xun turned to look at Zhang Xuan once more, his eyes were filled with deference.
On the other hand, Zhang Xuan was currently in no position to bother about the gossip between the two. His entire heart and soul were devoted to assimilating the power of magnetism of the lodestone.
Great Sage 4-dan Sempiternal realm symbolized the indestructibility of one's physical body and soul. To reach that realm would require many years of cultivation and tempering, but through refining his body with the power emanated by the lodestone, he was able to slowly bring it toward a higher level.
Some time later, Zhang Xuan finally overcame the bottleneck limiting him. His muscles and soul emanated an overwhelming radiance that seemed to symbolize the inviolable authority of divinity.
Zhang Xuan had thought that it would take him a very long time in order to reach this realm, but who could have known that he would be able to tame the power of magnetism so quickly?
He did not rest right after achieving a breakthrough. Instead, he continued devouring the brilliant light around his body.
Considering how the lodestone was able to render even a Blood Reincarnation realm expert powerless, there was no questioning the immense energy that it harnessed. As energy continued to surge into Zhang Xuan's body, his cultivation grew at an astounding rate.
Sempiternal realm primary stage!
Sempiternal realm intermediate stage!
Within an hour, he had already reached Sempiternal realm consummation!
Immense energy continued to billow within his body, but having reached his bottleneck, he found himself unable to absorb any more of it. Thus, he gradually opened his eyes.
He had finally reached the same level as his students and parents.
The breakthrough to the Sempiternal realm had vastly enhanced the strength that he could wield. With the Dragonbone Divine Spear in hand, even without the aid of the Infernal Blacksaber, he felt like he would be able to match even Ancient Sage 1-dan Bloodline Continuance realm cultivators in a battle!
Of course, the greatest strength of the Ancient Sages lay in their superior grasp of a certain law, as well as their all-encompassing comprehension of the world. Their immense strength only played a minor role in their overwhelming fighting prowess.
Zhang Xuan knew that he was still a long distance away from being able to slay a true Ancient Sage.
As long as I can find the right impetus, I should be able to push for a breakthrough to Ancient Sage soon! Zhang Xuan thought.
His current greatest goal was to push for a breakthrough to Ancient Sage as soon as possible.
He had already met the prerequisite for his Soul Depth, and he was in possession of the Aeon of Ancient Sage. As long as he could achieve the comprehension of a certain law beyond the level of the heavens, he would be able to push for a breakthrough to Ancient Sage.
Only as an Ancient Sage would he have the strength to rise to the top of the world, deal with the enemies that stood in his path, and seek out Luo Ruoxin.
Knowing that he needed some time to reinforce his cultivation, Zhang Xuan halted his cultivation. With a wave of his hand, the brilliant light in the surroundings converged back to form the lodestone, but this time around, it had shrunk to nearly half its original size.Find authorized novels in Webnovel，faster updates, better experience，Please click www.webnovel.com for visiting.
Zhang Xuan had cultivated for more than an hour in the Library of Heaven's Path, but in terms of real-world time, roughly eight minutes had passed.
"Your cultivation…" As the light dissipated, Wu Chen swiftly noticed the difference in Zhang Xuan's strength, and his mouth opened wide.
A breakthrough again?
Had he not long achieved a breakthrough to the Intuitive Impulse realm?
All of a sudden, Wu Chen felt a strong sense of defeat. It was as if all of the years that he had devoted to furthering his cultivation could not even compete with several minutes of effort put in by the young man before him.
While others strained their bodies and wore down their spirits in the hope of a chance of achieving a breakthrough, it felt like it was all child's play to the young man.
It was so terribly unfair!
How could any cultivator remain sane after witnessing such injustice?
Paying no heed to the duo, Zhang Xuan turned to Ancient Sage Hao Xun and said, "I have already resolved your trauma and removed the will within this lodestone. You should be able to use it just like any other artifact. However, it'll be best for you not to attempt to assimilate it. Otherwise, the situation will repeat itself!"
After saying those words, he tossed the lodestone over.
It was through three thousand years of nourishing from Ancient Sage Hao Xun that it had come to harness such immense power. Considering that Zhang Xuan had already benefited greatly from it, it would be inappropriate if he tried to claim the lodestone for himself.
"Thank you for saving my life!" Ancient Sage Hao Xun heaved a sigh of relief as he caught the lodestone. Following which, he turned to Sovereign Chen Yong and asked, "May I know what plans you have in mind at the moment? I'll follow your command!"
Since he had already promised to help them earlier, he would not renege on his promise, especially not after hearing that the young man was the lover of the Spirit God.
"Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing have managed to rally eight Ancient Sages." Sovereign Chen Yong pondered for a moment. "We are too weak at the moment to deal with them, so I intend to pay a visit to Ancient Sage Allfire to have him lend us a hand!"
"Ancient Sage Allfire?" Ancient Sage Hao Xun frowned. "You are referring to that old ancestor of the Beast Tribe, right? If I recall correctly, you turned him against him when you attacked his tribesmen many years ago. If he sees you in your current state, he'll kill you!"
Ancient Sage Allfire was not an expert of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe but an old ancestor of the Beast Tribe who lived in the otherworldly battlefield.
In terms of strength, Ancient Sage Allfire could be said to be even stronger than Ancient Sage Hao Xun!
However, Ancient Sage Allfire and Sovereign Chen Yong were on hostile terms with one another due to the war many years ago. It did not seem too likely that they would be able to convince Ancient Sage Allfire to help their cause; on the contrary, the latter might even add fuel to the fire!
"There are only so many Blood Reincarnation realm Ancient Sages living in the world. If I don't ask for his help, there's no way that we'll be able to win the war." Sovereign Chen Yong shook his head in exasperation.
He was confident that he could deal with the other eight Ancient Sages, but Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing were simply too strong for him to deal with in his current state. He would require the aid of experts of the same caliber in order to stand against them!
It would be meaningless for him to seek out the weaker Ancient Sages; they would be nothing but meaningless cannon fodder in the face of the two Sovereigns. He needed experts on the same level!
"Ancient Sage Allfire is from the Beast Tribe, is he?" Zhang Xuan asked curiously.
"His true form is a Fire Behemoth. In terms of strength, he doesn't pale too much in comparison to me. Back then, as he posed a great threat to the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe, I launched an assault against him and his tribesmen and drove them away. As such, there have been some conflicts between the two of us," Wu Chen said.
If he had any other choice, he would not have chosen such a course of action. Given the history between them, there was a good chance that making such a move could backfire on them.
"Young Master, if I'm not mistaken, you possess extraordinary beast taming skills, right? Is it possible for you to…" Wu Chen glanced over with an expectant look in his eyes.
Back when his Young Master was still at the Aureate Body realm, he had already been able to tame Sempiternal realm consummation beasts with ease. Of course, Sempiternal realm beasts could not begin to compare to the powerful Ancient Sage Allfire, but given that it was his Young Master they were talking about, it seemed to be hopeful.
Instead of answering the question directly, Zhang Xuan asked with a frown, "How severe is your conflict with him?"
If an irreconcilable conflict existed between Wu Chen and Ancient Sage Allfire, there would be nothing that he could do about the situation either.
"It's a racial conflict," Wu Chen said as he scratched his head. "He intended to lead his tribesmen to conquer one of the territories of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe, but there's no way I would accept something like that. Thus, with my strength, I defeated him and evicted him and his tribesmen, driving them millions of li away!"
Young and reckless then, he did not hold back at all against Ancient Sage Allfire. Not only did he drive the other party and his tribesmen away, he even inflicted severe wounds upon them.
"You drove them millions of li away? The entire tribe?"
Just by hearing the description, Zhang Xuan realized that this was a deep-seated grudge that was nearly impossible to resolve. Shaking his head helplessly, he said, "I'm afraid that I'm helpless before this matter as well!"
"This…" Hearing that even his Young Master could not do anything about this situation, Wu Chen gritted his teeth tightly and said, "If it comes down to it, I'll just have to humbly seek his forgiveness. Once Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing are killed, I'll offer myself up to him and allow him to do whatever he wants to me!"