Chapter 1029: Xiao Yan’s Background
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
As the Crucible of the Divine Lands landed in the hands of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, its impact on the overall power of the sect was far-reaching.
As the number one pill cultivator in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Xiao Yan would be the person who would use it the most even if he could not control it.
His talent in cultivating pills was immense, while he himself had a deep interest in doing it too.
Since his hobby and strength was the same thing, he was very fortunate.
That’s why Xiao Yan was very interested in different types of crucibles. He was in the Celestial Golden Pavilion normally and all these years, he was the one who cultivated most of the pills in the Celestial Sect of Wonder. The Ethereal Heart Cauldron was probably the item that he specialized in using.
As the junior disciples grew older, Xiao Yan let them cultivate some of the lower-level medicine. Whereas he placed most of his focus on cultivating higher-level pills like the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir.
And as Xiao Yan’s powers increased, his prowess in cultivating pills also became better. He was slowly reaching a bottleneck in his cultivation of pills.
The bottleneck was not because of his body, but because of external conditions. Right now, Xiao Yan met with the same situation as the Hundred Herbs Grandmaster. As his own cultivation of pills increased, the tools used in the cultivation were inferior to his skills.
The external conditions started to become the limiting factor in the cultivation of pills.
After forming the Immortal Soul, Xiao Yan started to realize that he needed to cultivate a magic treasure. A magic treasure that was used to cultivate pills.
During the Anti-Celestial Sect War, the Yan Heaven Crucible taken from the East Heaven’s Gate was given to the Royal House of the Northern Tribes. Xiao Yan felt that it was a pity then, but after he thought it over, he realized that cultivating his own magic treasure seemed better. Thus, he became less and less regretful over the matter.
In these five years in the Greater World, Xiao Yan had an outline of the cauldron he wanted to cultivate. But he still lacked some materials.
He could not use other materials to replace these materials either. However, it was difficult to achieve the perfect combination.
And right now, the Crucible of the Divine Lands landed in the hands of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Xiao Yan was naturally excited because of this.
No matter how good the magic treasure he cultivated was, it would have to start from the gestation realm. How could it compare to this Crucible of the Divine Lands, which was in the destiny realm?
The strongest magic treasure to cultivate pills in the Divine Lands was indeed as powerful as it sounded.
That’s why, Xiao Yan should be the most excited person as the Celestial Sect of Wonders obtained this treasure.
Right now, he was like Shi Tianhao and Tuntun when they saw delicacies.
But too bad he was disappointed. When he got closer to the crucible, the crucible actually resisted his presence.
Although the original soul of the crucible did not exhibit any obvious thought processes or emotions, its spiritual energy subtly ostracized Xiao Yan, which was witnessed by many.
Lin Feng thought, “This crucible did not ostracize the Zheng Yi Holy Man so intensely, but now…”
As if someone poured cold water on him, Xiao Yan was stunned as he looked at the crucible. He did not know what to do at this point.
“Master, did I offend it before?” Xiao Yan turned to look at Lin Feng, as he revealed a bitter smile.
Lin Feng replied, “Regarding this, I’m not too sure either…”
He waved his hand and allowed Tang Jun, Yang Tie and the other junior disciples to retreat first. He kept Xiao Yan, Shi Tianhao, Zhu Yi and a few others.
After that, Lin Feng tapped his finger lightly and a streak of mana projection appeared in mid-space.
This projection revealed an image that kept on changing. This was the remnant of the light projection that Lin Feng saw as he contacted the Crucible of the Divine Lands.
Besides Wang Lin, it was the first time the others witnessed the shocking War of the Two Worlds during the Antiquity Age.
As everyone saw the scene where Emperor Xia perished, they sighed. After all, he was assassinated, and his cause of death was only revealed at this age. It was such a pity.
Whereas the brutality of the Emperor of the Dead left everyone petrified. Although he disappeared since the Anti-Celestial Sect Wonder, he could not be underestimated.
Yue Hongyan creased her brows, “Ruthless, yet patient.”
His powers had already surpassed Emperor Xia, but he remained hidden. Many at that time didn’t even realize he was that powerful.
He kept himself hidden until Wen Chiyang died. Only when the Supreme Heavenly Mirror was damaged did he reveal himself.
It was fine if he did not attack. But once he attacked, he wanted the lives of the Emperors of Man.
“The person who injured Emperor Xia previously, who is he?” After sighing, Xiao Yan and the others had the same question.
Even if Emperor Xia was not hurt, he was not the match of the Emperor of the Dead without the Crucible of the Divine Lands. But if Emperor Xia was in his peak state, he might be able to escape if he was subjected to a surprise attack.
Everyone turned their attention to Wang Lin and Wang Lin shook his head, “The person who killed Emperor Xia is the Emperor of the Dead. But the injuries of Emperor Xia previously did not seem to be inflicted by the Emperor of the Dead.”
Shi Tianhao nodded his head, “That’s true. If the Emperor of the Dead was the one who did it, Emperor Xia would have been alarmed. He wouldn’t have given him a second chance to hurt him.”
Zhu Yi remained silent as he pondered. After that, he looked up at Lin Feng. Lin Feng smiled, “Zhu Yi, what are your thoughts? You can share them.”
“After all, we are just bystanders. We are not even there to witness what happened. Just by looking at this projection, I can sense that the power that hurt Emperor Xia seems familiar.” Zhu Yi’s brows raised and he said slowly, “It seems like it comes from the Great Void Sect…”
Xiao Yan, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao stared at the image in the projection and nodded their heads, “We think so too.”
Yue Hongyan, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu were yet to form the Immortal Soul and were not as insightful as Xiao Yan and the others. After hearing what they said, they were stunned. Luo Qingwu was a little slow as she said, “If I did not remember wrongly, Emperor Xia was the closest to the Great Void Sect among all the Emperors of Man?”
Lin Feng smiled and said, “You are right.”
“However, through the long course of history, a lot of things will be hidden.”
Lin Feng recalled that when he was vying with the Zheng Yi Holy Man for the Crucible of the Divine Lands, the crucible had a slight ostracization towards the Zheng Yi Holy Man.
Besides, the Zheng Yi Holy Man and Xuan Lin Holy Man might have been surprised at the plan to assassinate Emperor Xia by the Emperor of the Dead, but they were definitely cognizant of Emperor Xia’s injury.
Right now, as he saw the crucible’s resistance against Xiao Yan, Lin Feng corroborated it with some news he had at hand and made a guess which formed a complete clue.
“The Great Void Sect was not extremely close-knit in the past.” Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar said. Because of Meng Bingyun, who was his mother, Zhu Yi was able to obtain clear information about the Great Void Sect.
Zhu Yi continued, “During then, someone exceptional appeared in the Great Void Sect. He was Wen Chiyang, one of the Four Immemorial Heroes of the Great Void Sect. There was a rumor that he fell out with the sect and left Mount Baiyun. After that, he remained discreet and did not interact with the Great Void Sect apart from the War of the Two Worlds.”
“Even till today, a lot of information regarding him has disappeared. It’s very difficult to understand what happened in the past. He has also become the most mysterious figure among the Four Immemorial Heroes, apart from Yue Huatian. I deduce that the Great Void Sect is intent on diluting any news regarding him.”
Xiao Yan remained silent. In the depths of his gaze, something seemed to be flashing.
Lin Feng looked at him and said, “Do all of you know how Shen Yuan perished?”
Everyone nodded their heads. With regards to this demonic monkey, everyone understood what happened to him.
Shi Tianhao replied, “During the Antiquity Age, Shen Yuan dominated the world. After that, he went to Mount Baiyun during the War of the Two Worlds to challenge the Great Void Sect. Wen Chiyang returned to his sect to fight Shen Yuan alongside the Supreme Heavenly Mirror. Eventually, Wen Chiyang perished, the Supreme Heavenly Mirror was heavily damaged and Shen Yuan was also critically injured.”
“After the battle, Shen Yuan disappeared and even abdicated as the Holy Demonic Emperor. He only reappeared at the end of the Antiquity Age. Although he has yet to recover to his peak state, he still managed to ascend to the throne as the Holy Demonic Emperor again.”
Wang Lin continued, “During the War of the Two Worlds at the end of the Antiquity Age, because of Shen Yuan’s re-appearance, the demon clan achieved victory. The Ancient Desolate Galaxy was also reclaimed back by the demon clan and the Middle Ages started.”
“After that, during the Middle Ages, Shen Yuan restored to his peak state and even seemed to become even stronger. Another War of the Two Worlds occurred and Shen Yuan entered the divine Lands. Fortunately, the Supreme Heavenly Mirror had restored to its peak state once again, which prevented Shen Yuan from dominating once again.”
“As the Supreme Heavenly Mirror challenged Shen Yuan…” Xiao Yan’s deep voice sounded, “The Netherworld Sea opened suddenly and descended in the Divine Lands, which seemed to signify the apocalypse.”
“Amidst this disaster, a human figure surfaced and used the suppression of the Netherworld Sea to combine with he Supreme Heavenly Mirror, eventually leading to the death of Shen Yuan!”
Xiao Yan remained calm and his tone of voice was indifferent, “Eventually, Shen Yuan died and the Supreme Heavenly Mirror was hurt heavily once again. The Netherworld Sea retreated and the human figure was crushed.”
He lifted his head and ran his gaze across everyone, “There are actually a lot of weird points regarding Wen Chiyang’s death. The biggest question is that his corpse was never found like Emperor Xia.”
“Because of that war during the Middle ages, there was even a news in the Divine Lands that spread that the human figure that appeared was Wen Chiyang. He dragged the power of the Netherworld Sea into the Divine Lands to complete the fight he had with Shen Yuan that he did not finish previously. He bled for the last time for the Divine Lands.”
Xiao Yan pursed his lips, “But it’s just that figure could not be recognized and eventually perished with Shen Yuan. The figure left no words or news behind, thus he could never be identified.”
“The only entity that could prove his identity is the Great Void Sect, but they remained very mysterious about his identity. This left everyone confused and they could not determine whether he was Wen Chiyang.”
Xiao Yan took in a deep breath and looked at Lin Feng, “Master, the person who hurt Emperor Xia, is he Wen Chiyang?”
“And…am I related to Wen Chiyang?”