Library of Heaven is Path
1901 Become My Student!
"Be careful, those are the Empyrean Flames!" Kong Shiyao shouted in horror.
The Empyrean Heavenly Flame was known to be able to burn down everything in the world. Given how it was able to burn down even the seal created by Kong shi, the young man was courting death by attempting to touch it directly with his fingers!
But before Kong Shiyao could finish her piece, Zhang Xuan's fingers had already fallen on the flames. The black flames twisted under the touch of his fingers, reminiscent of an embarrassed bride. It was almost as if the flames were meeting an old flame and trying to flirt with him.
Kong Shiyao's cheeks twitched in incredulity at what she was seeing.
Why did it feel like anything that Zhang Xuan touched would somehow become warped and tainted?
Despite being a Celestial Master Teacher, a person of equal standing to her great ancestor, he had a brick that relentlessly struck one's face and a spear that seemed to fancy tying everything in its path up. Furthermore, while he was fighting with the deity, he had no qualms striking the sensitive regions, be it the eyeballs, the neck, or even the crotch…
Anywhere an attack could slip through, one could expect no mercy from him. It was as if he knew nothing of common courtesy!
And the current situation only further confirmed her thoughts. Even the heavenly flames that everyone feared behaved in such a lewd manner under his touch…
What a frightening man this Zhang Xuan was!
Ignoring the shocked crowd, Zhang Xuan looked at the flames burning at his fingertips and asked, "Little Huohuo, did Daodao send you here?"
Seemingly comprehending Zhang Xuan's words, the black flames shook a little.
This etched a frown onto Zhang Xuan's forehead.
Based on the response from the Empyrean Heavenly Flames, it was clear that they had been dispatched by the heavens to destroy the Kunxu Domain.
If one viewed the Master Teacher Continent as a human's body, the heavens would be its immune system. Its role was to destroy all foreign objects and anomalies in order to ensure that everything followed its intended course. The presence of humans with exceptionally powerful constitutions in the Kunxu Domain could be viewed as a cancerous tumor, and to the heavens, it was something that had to be destroyed at all costs.
Zhang Xuan pondered for a moment before slipping out of the hole to return to the Master Teacher Continent. Up in the sky, ominous clouds were gathering a devastating combo of lightning and flames at a terrifying rate, as if swearing to never rest until the Kunxu Domain was utterly destroyed.
Under Zhang Xuan's protection, Ancient Sage Yan Qing also managed to pass through the hole as well to come to the Master Teacher Continent.
Zhang Xuan turned to the old man behind him and asked, "You mentioned earlier that the death of a Dimension Shatterer realm cultivator can possibly deceive the heavens, right?"
"Un. That was the concept used for the formation that our predecessors set up back then!" Ancient Sage Yan Qing replied as he passed a jade token over.
Zhang Xuan took the jade token and swiftly browsed through its contents. Following which, with a flick of his wrist, a human silhouette materialized right in front of him.
"A deity? No, that's not right… You forged a deity into a Soulless Metal Humanoid?" Ancient Sage Yan Qing was nearly scared out of his wits.
The being that had just appeared in front of him was emanating an aura of ancient history. With just a glance, it was apparent that it had reached the Dimension Shatterer realm, boasting a strength that was on par with the deity whom they had fought with earlier!
To slay a deity from the Azure and forge him into a Soulless Metal Humanoid… This was almost blasphemy!
"Un!" Zhang Xuan nodded.
Since things had progressed to this point, there was nothing for him to hide anymore. He drew his soul out from his body and slipped it into the Soulless Metal Humanoid.
With his means, he was still unable to enchant the Soulless Metal Humanoid. Thus, he could only drive it while his soul was within the Soulless Metal Humanoid.
This was a good opportunity for him to try his hand and see if it was really possible to imitate what Kong shi and his direct disciples had done back then to deceive the heavens.
Under Zhang Xuan's refinement, he had already shaped the Soulless Metal Humanoid to have an extremely high compatibility with his soul. As such, the prerequisites to conduct the process should have already been met.
As soon as Zhang Xuan's soul slipped into the Soulless Metal Humanoid, the ominous clouds immediately gathered around his body. Everyone's eyes lit up in agitation as they clenched their fists tightly in excitement. It seemed like things were going to work out after all!
But a moment later, the ominous clouds abruptly dispersed from Zhang Xuan, as if having lost interest in him.
"What's going on here?" Zhang Xuan was surprised to see that things were not proceeding in the direction that he had expected.
Based on what was stated on the jade token, the appearance of a Dimension Shatterer realm cultivators should have drawn the wrath of the heavens upon him. Then, through a carefully designed ploy, he would put on a facade and substitute himself as the Kunxu Domain, and eventually, he would die in place of it.
But contrary to his expectations, the heavenly retribution was shunning him. This put him at a loss as to what to do.
"I think I get it…"
After recovering from a momentary daze, Ancient Sage Yan Qing's eyes widened in realization. With a dismayed shake of his head, he explained, "The Soulless Metal Humanoid you have possessed is a deity from the Azure. It isn't an indigenous being of this world, and the heavens are able to sense the difference…"
Zhang Xuan pondered for a moment before nodding in response.
Based on what he had seen so far, it seemed like the heavens had double standards. They did not hesitate to punish the indigenous population under their rule, but against foreign beings who exceeded their knowledge, it would hesitate to make a move.
The deity that he had forged into a Soulless Metal Humanoid originated from the Azure, making him an existence that was anomalous to the world. As such, the heavens of the Master Teacher Continent were hesitant to make a move on him.
It was also for this reason that the two deities did not come under the attack of the heavens despite having slipped through the dimension barrier. If it had been one of the indigenous cultivators of the Master Teacher Continent, there was no doubt that the heavens would have struck that person with everything they had to reduce them to ashes!
"Is there anything else we can do?" Zhang Xuan was rendered speechless.
In the end, even though the heavens were said to be impartial and unfeeling to all, the truth was that they were just a bully who feared the strong.
For example, even though Luo Ruoxin's very presence posed a huge threat to the world, the heavens chose to only drive her away forcefully, not daring to provoke her through heavenly flames or lightning bolts.
That question obviously stumped Ancient Sage Yan Qing. He was silent for a moment before he proposed, "Zhang shi, try leaving the Soulless Metal Humanoid for a moment!"
He had no idea what they could do either, so they could only give everything a try in hopes that something would work out.
Hearing the suggestion, Zhang Xuan quickly extracted his soul from the Soulless Metal Humanoid and began to return to his main body.
Perhaps due to the heavens sensing that the consciousness within the Soulless Metal Humanoid earlier had departed from it, the heavens began gathering around it once more.
"But this won't work either…" Zhang Xuan scratched his hair in distress.
He had to be within the Soulless Metal Humanoid to drive it in order to facilitate the entire process of deceiving the heavens. Given that he was unable to control the Soulless Metal Humanoid remotely, this plan was a flop as well.
"If this doesn't work, I could try to refine the other corpse of the deity that I have in my storage ring right now…"
But as Zhang Xuan spoke, his voice gradually faded into silence.
He did have another deity corpse in his storage ring that he had not refined yet. However, the corpse had to be first refined into a Soulless Metal Humanoid in order to catch the attention of the heavens, but the refinement process was not something that could be accomplished within a short period of time.
"We can't refine the other Soulless Metal Humanoids in time, and there are no indigenous Dimension Shatterer realm experts. What else can we do?"
Watching the black flames assault the seal to the Kunxu Domain relentlessly, Zhang Xuan racked his brain at such a ferocious speed that it seemed as if sparks were going to fly from his head.
A thought flashed across Zhang Xuan's mind.
Right, the Library of Heaven's Path! The Library of Heaven's Path represents the will of the heavens… Given so, is it possible for me to use the golden page to bend the will of the heavens?
However, there was an issue with this course of action as well. He had used his only golden page to smash the deity summoned by Sovereign Chen Ling back then.
Furthermore, the requirements to produce a golden page were uncertain. So far, he only knew that he needed someone to acknowledge him as his teacher and be earnestly grateful to him for his impartation. Nevertheless, he had to give it a try.
Thus, he turned to Kong Shiyao and earnestly asked, "You… Are you willing to acknowledge me as your teacher?"
"What? No way!" Kong Shiyao replied without any hesitation.Little FlamesLittle Heavens