Chapter 1030: Marriage Can Be Considered
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After obtaining some news, Xiao Yan made a guess, even though there were still many things that he was not privy to.
Of course, a guess was only a guess. Whether it was right or wrong still had to be proven.
Zhu Yi, Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao, Yue Hongyan, Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu were all looking at their Eldest Senior right now and did not say anything much.
That was because they all had the same guess as Xiao Yan.
When Lin Feng challenged the Zheng Yi Holy Man for the Crucible of the Divine Lands earlier, the Crucible of the Divine Lands demonstrated a resistance towards the Zheng Yi Holy Man.
Although it was not too intense, the resistance did exist. There was no misunderstanding.
Ever since Emperor Xia perished, the Crucible of the Divine Lands had been hidden in the Ancient Desolate Galaxy. It did not encounter the Great Void Sect at all.
Thus, the resistance that it displayed must have originated before Emperor Xia perished. It was most likely related to the injury that Emperor Xia sustained after the Emperor of the Dead tried to assassinate him.
Regardless whether it was Lin Feng, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi or the rest, they could feel that Emperor Xia’s injury had something to do with the Great Void Sect. Owing to the fact that he shared a good relationship with the Great Void Sect, the greatest suspect remaining could only be Wen Chiyang.
As to more insider news, Lin Feng and the others were unaware. Of course, if Wen Chiyang developed ill-intentions like the Emperor of the Dead, it was much easier for him to kill Emperor Xia as compared to the Emperor of the Dead.
Before Emperor Xia perished, Wen Chiyang fought with Shen Yuan and was struck until he landed in the Netherworld Sea. Just like the critically injured Shen Yuan, he had no choice but to hide himself.
Of course, it was possible that Wen Chiyang was unable to free himself from the Netherworld Sea, until the Middle Ages when he recovered and gained control of the Netherworld Sea.
As to why he did not act much earlier and waited until Shen Yuan appeared in the Divine Lands, Lin Feng and the others were unsure. After all, whatever news that were left behind were scarce.
It could have been a coincidence or due to some other reason. All these couldn’t be verified now.
Furthermore, whether it was Wen Chiyang who controlled the Netherworld Sea and worked with the Supreme Heavenly Mirror to kill Shen Yuan was still unconfirmed.
But Lin Feng, Xiao Yan and the others were inclined to believe that that person was indeed Wen Chiyang.
This also explained why the Great Void Sect could initiate the powers of the Netherworld Sea. And whatever relevant news that spread only came after the war during the Middle Ages.
As to the legacy within the Great Void Sect, outsiders were rarely clear about it. Lin Feng and his disciples did not know much either.
But if one could initiate the powers of the Netherworld Sea, he must have been from Wen Chiyang’s line, which would verify some of their guesses.
Of course, there were many dubious concerns relating this too. For example, why was it only that Wen Chiyang’s line of disciples were able to initiate the powers of the Netherworld Sea? What was the key to that?
Besides the Great Void Sect which had people who could initiate the powers of the Netherworld Sea, Xiao Yan was also related to the Netherworld Sea.
That was something he realized after he formed the Immortal Soul. But before then, there were signs too. It was the Nefarious Almighty Sword that had a connection to his mind.
Combining this with the fact that the Crucible of the Divine Lands also ostracized Xiao Yan, a clearer picture was formed.
After all, besides cultivating the Red Lotus Burst in the past, Xiao Yan did not have any other interaction with the Great Void Sect’s mantras. Moreover, Xiao Yan’s foundation was built on the legacy that Lin Feng left for him in the form of the Heavenly Classic of the Way’s Virtue.
Of course, there were still many loopholes in the guesses that they made.
But organizing all the clues that they had would give them a proper conclusion which seemed logical too.
The eldest disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Xiao Yan, could have been related to Wen Chiyang.
“Rein…carnation?” Xiao Yan’s voice sounded very dry and he was neither excited nor sad. But he was a little confused.
He turned to look at everyone else and saw that they felt unbelievable too.
But they did not look at Xiao Yan in a different manner. This allowed Xiao Yan to heave a sigh of relief.
His gaze turned clear again and he placed his hands behind his back and smiled. After that, he revealed a smile on his face and made a joke, “Hehe, it seems like I have quite some background.”
Xiao Yan laughed as his state of mind became stable. He controlled his own emotions and his confusion previously was wiped clean.
Regardless how he was in the past, he was now Xiao Yan. And his master was the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Lin Feng.
He had to walk his own path too right now. Whatever karma that he had to bear in his current life, he was willing to bear it. He was determined to overcome all obstacles that came towards it.
But it was not for the debt that he incurred in his last life, but for the progress that he had to make in his current life.
Zhu Yi and the rest also started to laugh. Shi Tianhao, Yue Hongyan, Luo Qingwu all clasped their fist and palm towards Xiao Yan, “Senior, sorry to have disrespected you in the past. Please don’t find fault with us.”
Xiao Yan turned his head up and gestured, “Relax, I am a magnanimous person. I won’t blame all of you.”
He laughed, “Haha, come to think about it, now that I am master’s eldest disciple, my rank is higher than Wen Chiyang, who is not even the eldest disciple of the Great Void Sect then.”
“Xiao Yan, it’s still too early to make a conclusion.”
At this point, Lin Feng’s voice rang, which left Xiao Yan and the others stunned.
As he saw Xiao Yan looking over, Lin Feng smiled, “Why, do you think I am comforting you? What’s there to comfort you about. Even if you reincarnated from Wen Chiyang, you are now a Xiao, and no longer a Wen anymore.”
“However, Xiao Yan, I am really not comforting you. I believe it’s still too early to make a conclusion.”
Lin Feng straightened one of his finger, “The reason is simple. The reaction of the Crucible of the Divine Lands does not seem right.”
Xiao Yan and the others were curious now. Above the Crucible of the Divine Lands, Lin Feng pointed his finger, “This crucible expressed its ostracization and hate towards both you and the Zheng Yi Holy Man.”
“But the hate that the crucible shown towards the Zheng Yi Holy Man seemed to be more intense.” Lin Feng touched the crucible and said, “A magic treasure in the destiny realm is miraculous. If you are really the reincarnation of Wen Chiyang, regardless whether you retained any memories or if your soul is complete or not, the crucible will recognize you.”
“If you are indeed the reincarnation of Wen Chiyang, even if you learn everything from me and your aura is different form before, the hatred of the crucible towards you will still be more intense than it was towards the Zheng Yi Holy Man.”
“After all, the anger that the Crucible of the Divine Lands feels towards the rest of the Great Void Sect is nothing compared to the fury that it feels towards Wen Chiyang. In addition, your current cultivation is incomparable to Wen Chiyang. Even if it was comparable, to the crucible, there’s no such distinction.”
After Xiao Yan heard this, he pursed his lips, “Haiz, master, I was a little delighted just now. But you just poured cold water on me.”
“Adding to the fact that the crucible resisted me previously, it’s been twice that my mood has been killed today.”
Lin Feng laughed, “You deserve it. Who ask you not to wait till I finish my words?”
Shi Tianhao pointed at Xiao Yan and laughed, “Eldest Senior is excited for nothing again.” As Xiao Yan heard this, he punched his fist towards Shi Tianhao.
Lin Feng looked at the fun that his disciples were having and he laughed while shaking his head.
But after laughing, Lin Feng retracted his laughter slowly. He looked at Xiao Yan and said, “However, Xiao Yan, you are still related to Wen Chiyang in some way or another. Otherwise, the crucible would not have ostracized you.”
“Your background has something to do with the Netherworld Sea too.”
“To verify the truth, we have to go to the Netherworld Sea.”
Xiao Yan retracted his cheeky laughter and nodded his head, “You are right, Master. But I can’t still figure out what’s the key point in all this.”
Five years ago, in the Grand Celestial World, Xiao Yan realized his connection with the Netherworld Sea after Lin Feng told him. Over these years, he tried to figure things out too.
He was also someone who would act decisively when it mattered. In these five years, he even entered the Netherworld Sea through the crack on the Nefarious Almighty Sword. But he didn’t find out anything much.
Xiao Yan ever communicated with his own grandfather and elder in the Xiao Family, but he did not obtain anything that was too useful.
“Eldest Senior has something to do with the Netherworld Sea. Wen Chiyang was very likely able to control the Netherworld Sea. Someone in the Great Void Sect can initiate the powers of the Netherworld Sea and has something to do with Wen Chiyang too.” Shi Tianhao creased his brows, “In that case, what’s with the person who opened a crack to the Netherworld Sea at the Ancient Longevity World? That person is likely to be related to the Emperor of the Dead.”
Zhu Yi said, “Even if the person who commanded the Netherworld Sea and combined with the Supreme Heavenly Mirror to kill Shen Yuan was Wen Chiyang, he also perished in that battle. He is unable to revive, thus he can be said to have perished along with the Emperor of the Dead.”
“That happened during the Middle Ages. After that, if anyone achieved any progress in their investigation of the Netherworld Sea, it is not that entirely impossible. After all, after that person died, the Great Void Sect could only initiate the powers of the Netherworld Sea and not control it.”
Wang Lin’s gaze flashed and he said, “Wen Chiyang was probably the person that the Emperor of the Dead feared the most. When he was alive, the Emperor of the Dead did not dare to act recklessly. Even if he appeared to be dead, the Emperor of the Dead remained vigilant as his corpse was never found. Maybe it was during then that he placed his attention on the Netherworld Sea already.”
“After that, when the Emperor of the Dead abdicated and his life was in danger, we know that he did not really die. He was plotting in secret. And when the war came during the Middle Ages, when Shen Yuan perished, the power of the Netherworld Sea attracted the Emperor of the Dead. Or maybe he was like the Great Void Sect, as he obtained some clues in the process and gained a deeper understanding of the Netherworld Sea in the process.”
Everyone nodded their heads as they heard this. Lin Feng looked at Xiao Yan and asked, “Miss Zhener should be about done in her quest to reach the Immortal Soul Stage?”
“Yes, it should be ending soon.” Xiao Yan was slightly stunned as he looked at Lin Feng. He saw Lin Feng laughing, “When she comes out from her retreat, we can consider the marriage of both of you.”