Chapter 1034: Hidden Pawn of the Great Void Sect
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“Parents?” Yue Hongyan’s brows raised, as she looked at the Great Sun Avatar
Zhu Yi nodded his head at her, “That’s right, his parents seem normal and don’t seem to possess any cultivation. Even we were tricked initially.”
“However, in fact, his parents are only normal now. But before this, they were not.”
Luo Qingwu pondered before saying, “They lost their cultivations? But there should still be traces of them. It shouldn’t be that you can’t detect it, senior.”
Her expression changed suddenly, “Unless…”
Li Yuanfang’s gaze flashed before he said, “Mantra of the Great Oblivion!”
Yue Hongyan spat out her breath before nodding her head, “As failure to cultivate the Mantra of the Great Oblivion occurs, one’s Dao heart will crack and he will become no different from a normal person. Even with our current cultivations, it will not be easy to detect.”
She looked at Zhu Yi, “Second Senior, how did you verify it then?”
Zhu Yi replied, “Although I have not seen the true Mantra of the Great Oblivion before, I have gathered significant news of this mantra these few years. Although there are not many things that are useful, I have managed to find out the special trait of this Mantra of the Great Oblivion.”
“Although it’s not good to have first impressions, since we can roughly confirm their backgrounds, there’s a trail that we can follow. After I recalled the special trait of the Mantra of the Great Oblivion, I followed this train of thought to find out.”
Zhu Yi’s gaze flashed with a hint of passion, “After the couple’s powers were lost, they left Mount Baiyun and lived like normal people. They worked hard and bore a child. During that time, they wouldn’t have expected that their child would possess such a destiny.”
“The other party was also very careful, as no mistakes were made. Basically, the couple were never approached, nor did they liaise with anyone secretly. No spells were also used to affect their minds. There was literally no connection with them.”
As he said till here, Zhu Yi shook his head, “But since the target has been locked on and a clear train of thought has been formed, it’s natural that some clues could be detected.”
“Before this couple’s powers were crippled, they were both from the Great Void Sect. Since young, they had been cultivating on Mount Baiyun. As their lifestyles changed rapidly, they were not able to adapt to it very quickly.”
Wang Lin was calm and he said, “Now that they are already used to the normal life, they are naturally no different from a normal person. But when they just left Mount Baiyun and acclimatize themselves to a different environment, there must be a process that they followed, no matter how long they took to adapt.”
“Even if they had a similar experience before they joined the sect, they would have lost all familiarity to it after so many years. Especially in terms of their mindset, which would have found it more difficult to adapt to the different environment.”
Zhu Yi nodded his head, “This is indeed so. Thus, I followed their lives to trace where they first lived when they moved out of Mount Baiyun.”
“The other party is actually very detailed, as he thought of this. However, it’s not that he had planned since the very start. Rather, it was after he had a plan before he chose this couple. During then, it had been some time after the couple left Mount Baiyun.”
“That’s why as things change and people moved, the earliest traces could not be wiped off completely. I still managed to find something.”
Shi Tianhao creased his brows, “Second Senior, I have a question.”
“Since this couple left Mount Baiyun, they would no longer be under the protection of the sect anymore. They were literally kicked out of the sect and could only work tirelessly in order to survive. In this way, would they still have a sense of belonging towards the Great Void Sect?”
“The other party chose them and their child to be a spy in our sect. To prevent getting discovered, they were never contacted. Then how did the other party ensure his control over this family?”
Shi Tianhao asked, “Blackmail? Can’t be the case. If we were secretly informed, we can protect them.”
Zhu Yi’s gaze flashed with a look of complication and he said, “It’s normal for you to be confused. I had the same questions at the start, but after I learnt more about the Mantra of the Great Oblivion, I finally understood the problem.”
“Oh?” Everyone looked at Zhu Yi and he explained, “Failure to cultivate the Mantra of the Great Oblivion would cause one’s Dao heart to be crushed and his cultivation would be crippled. Furthermore, as he fails, his entire foundation would collapse. There’s no way he can cultivate other mantras from there.”
Everyone nodded their heads. They fully understood this situation. The Great Void Sect dominated in the Divine Lands for years. Although they were quite reclusive, some news would still spread to the outside world.
“But the Mantra of the Great Oblivion did not entirely remove the motivation of these disciples to improve themselves.” Zhu Yi followed by saying, “If they can grasp the true meaning of the Mantra of the Great Oblivion again, their cultivations can still be restored gradually. In fact, they might be able to heal within a day.”
Xiao Yan and the rest were enlightened, “So this is the case. This is quite an impressive mantra.”
Zhu Yi said, “And following years of analysis by the Great Void Sect Elders, in order to grasp the true meaning of the mantra, the best way was to return to the ways of simplicity.”
“Since it’s about returning to the ways of simplicity, it can’t just be for show.” Wang Lin said, “As to whether one will regain his cultivation, or be stuck in the life of a normal person, it will depend on him.”
Zhu Yi’s gaze had regained its calmness at this point, “Because besides this, there’s no other way. There’s no chance of cultivating other mantras, thus every cultivator who cultivated the Mantra of the Great Oblivion would choose this path, hoping to rise again.”
“Besides being kicked out of the sect, whatever they have learnt in the past would be wiped off too.”
Everyone looked at Zhu Yi and did not say anything. They all sighed in unison.
Xiao Yan rubbed his bros lightly, “Thus, that couple still maintain a sense of belonging towards the Great Void Sect. They still hope to return to Mount Baiyun one day. Even without any restrictions or restraints, they will do their best as long as they have instructions and a mission?”
“Thinking that if they complete their mission, they will be rewarded handsomely?”
Wang Lin replied in a deep voice, “Although whether their cultivations can be restored is a huge unknown, there is still a glimmer of hope that they can reach where they were before. Thus, they will still fight for it.”
“Because of how special the Mantra of the Great Oblivion is, following the Great Void Sect is the only chance that they’ve got.”
Zhu Yi said, “Generally speaking, for such disciples, even as they become normal, the Great Void Sect will still monitor them. This is in case they get into life-threatening danger.”
“After all, they still have the potential to rise again. Even as they leave the Great Void Sect, they were still once a disciple of the sect.”
“But it’s just that this couple is not watched over by anyone now. That’s because they accepted the mission and are acting in this way to prevent getting caught.”
Yue Hongyan’s eyes seemed to dance with fire, “Since we can verify their background now, the question is how much does this spy know about himself?”
“From what it seems, this spy has not been briefed about his background.”
Xiao Yan laughed, “The spy has been hiding for very long and is also unaware of his own background. As time passes, his sense of belonging to our sect is also getting stronger and stronger. At this point, will the desired effect still be achieved?”
Zhu Yi said, “From what it looks like, the Great Void Sect does not want to contact him. I think they are exerting their influence on him through his parents.”
“They are even trying their best to hide things from him. Subconsciously, he will try to obtain things of importance from our sect.”
“It’s not easy to do so, but it’s still possible. Especially when things are messy, for example…the War of the Two Worlds.”
Shi Tianhao said coldly, “These two parents are tricking their own child. In their bid to seek progress, they may be harming their parental-child relationship.”
Luo Qingwu’s expression changed, “That person is very filial…”
Zhu Yi said calmly, “Maybe, in the eyes of the parents, they are doing this for their child. In their eyes, the Great Void Sect is the best choice for all of them. What they are doing now is only for the sake of their child in the future.”
“From a different perspective, the conclusion would also be different. It’s just that they are taking a risk that their child is unaware of. Even if we empathize with them, we cannot ignore this fact.”
Lin Feng clapped his palm and everyone shut their mouths before they turned towards him.
“Zhu Yi, thanks for your hard work.” Lin Feng said before Zhu Yi bowed towards him, “Master, you are too kind with your words. This is what I should be doing.”
Lin Feng then looked at the rest and smiled, “While we have the clues with us now, we can’t be sure that the other party is not setting a trap. Thus, we need to verify more things.”
“However, to settle this thing, we have to be proactive.”
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest bowed to acknowledge his words, “We will remember your advice, Master.”
Lin Feng nodded his head, “All of you can retreat now.”
The bunch of them nodded their heads. As Lin Feng gestured, they retreated together.
Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar thought of something and communicated with his actual body.
His actual body was in a Greater World right now. He wore a purple costume, which was covered by a white robe. He seemed like a young scholar who was sitting in a teahouse and looking at the bustling market right in front of him.
This was a normal town and everyone living here were all normal people. To survive, they did all sorts of jobs and worked hard.
Zhu Yi sat in the teahouse and watched everything quietly. On the simple, rectangular wooden table beside him, there was a teapot and a teacup beside Zhu Yi’s hand. There were also two other teacups on the table.