Chapter 369: Is it a Dream or the Reality of the Future?
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
After all, Liang Gan was only a prince in the Great Zhou Empire and not a Crown Prince. He was incomparable to Prince Chongyun from the Great Qin Empire, who had a personal assistant in the Stellar Holy Man. But with the protection of two Grandmasters in the Nascent Soul Stage, it was still very luxurious.
The middle-aged man in the Aurous Core Stage looked bold and intelligent. This was normal. It did not mean that a higher level of cultivation meant that one was more scheming. Especially for Liang Gan, who was coveting the position of the Crown Prince. He had to possess the necessary intelligence.
Compared to these people, this youth, Chu Yang, was a little different.
Although he was simply dressed, the way he carried himself was different.
In particular, he revealed a depressing feeling in his eyes that was different from people his age.
Lin Feng communicated with Zhu Yi, “Zhu Yi, when you saw Chu Yang, was he like this too?”
“Master, when I met him for the first time, he covered himself up very well. It was as if he was Liang Gan’s follower.” Lin Feng replied Lin Feng using his mana. “Initially, when Liang Gan brought him up to the mountains, I did not notice. I only thought that he was Liang Gan’s useful assistant.”
“But after separating from their big group and embarking on the journey, when the six of us were left, he became like that.”
Zhu Yi scanned Chu Yang, “He does not seem to want to cover up anything. He even greeted me specially. I can see that this greeting was only a respect of my cultivation and power, and had nothing to do with my status.”
Liang Gan naturally noticed Lin Feng’s gaze landing on Chu Yang. He hesitated for a while and said, “Comrade Chu is my friend and have helped me a lot. For convenience sake and protection purposes, he is dressing very simply.”
Chu Yang smiled slightly and greeted Lin Feng, “Don’t be alarmed Elder, the Fourth Prince and I have no choice.”
He mocked himself, “My cultivation is too low. If an assassin comes, my life is gone.”
“Oh? Don’t be too hard on yourself.” Lin Feng replied.
After hearing this, Liang Gan and the three people around him creased their brows. They were ready to make a move but they saw that Chu Yang looked even more serious.
Chu Yang’s gaze flashed and he lifted his head to look at Lin Feng. Although it was for a moment, this action was quite rude.
During this moment, Lin Feng could also feel that Chu Yang was very hard-edged.
It was as if he wanted to tear apart the Nine Heavens and refused to yield to anything. Although he was only in the Qi Cultivation Stage, Lin Feng could clearly feel it.
It was not because of him, but because Lin Feng was very familiar with such an aura. He could see it all the time and was always surrounded by it.
Wasn’t it the domineering aura of a destined person?
Although the details were different, the underlying, domineering aura was the same for all.
“I am surrounded by such an aura every day, especially this kind of domineering aura.” Lin Feng laughed in his head and communicated it with Zhu Yi. “Zhu Yi, what is your feel about Chu Yang?”
“I am asking for your first feeling about him.”
Zhu Yi raised his brows, “The initial impression? It is not easy to describe. It’s a little awkward, some sympathy and also a bit of dislike.”
“Dislike is accurate.” Lin Feng thought in his heart. “People of the same character will clash. All of you are destined, thus it is normal to dislike one another.”
Even if it was between Xiao Yan and the rest, the initial feeling was also the same. As time went by and they had more interaction, they developed a closer bond.
Lin Feng looked at the youth with a smiling intent. Chu Yang laughed bitterly in his heart and bowed, “Elder, don’t mock me anymore.”
He was a little uncomfortable, “Don’t tell me he has found out my secret? The elders were right. He is really profound. I must be careful and reduce my interaction with him”
“He fits the bill but he already has a master. Only when he cuts their ties can he become my Immediate Disciple.”
Lin Feng used the Talent Analysis Device to test Chu Yang, which left him regretful.
He did not continue making things difficult for Chu Yang. Chu Yang was hiding things from him. Whatever he said just now was enough to make Chu Yang petrified. He must think of how to relieve the suspicion of Liang Gan and the rest.
As Lin Feng greeted Liang Gan, he used his mana to communicate with Chu Yang, “May I know where your master is?”
Chu Yang did not move and heaved a sigh of relief in his heart, “Don’t tell me he can only tell my background?”
He replied Lin Feng, “My master is Meng Chaoran. He met you before. He always mentions you in front of me and posits you as a role model.”
Lin Feng’s head was filled with a tranquil middle-aged man.
“So he is an Ethereal Mountain Sect disciple.” Lin Feng was a little regretful. Although Wu Yunliang and Meng Chaoran only looked out for their own benefits at the Sect-Opening Ceremony at Shazhou County, Lin Feng did not blame them since he did not bring them any benefits. What right did he have to ask them to risk their lives?
Of course, they did not make any contributions then. When they asked Lin Feng for help after that, Lin Feng naturally did not bother about them.
On the whole, Lin Feng had a pretty good impression of Wu Yunliang and Meng Chaoran, especially Meng Chaoran.
“Looking at Meng Chaoran, he has a pretty good relationship with his master.” Lin Feng shook his head while laughing. “I shall not brood over this anymore. I hope that both him and his master can create their own history together.”
The hosts sat at the Grand Heavens Pavilion, as Lin Feng took the master seat. Liang Gan and the rest sat around him. Zhu Yi was accompanying them at one side, as the parties enjoyed as they conversed.
Chu Yang sat at the furthest seat quietly. He listened more than he spoke. Liang Gan and the rest knew this look of his. They knew that Chu Yang was an observant and quiet person.
However, Chu Yang was distracted now.
“Is that a dream and I am in reality now, or is that actually the reality and I am in a dream now?”
Chu Yang recalled that not long ago, he and his own sect juniors went unconscious as they were not careful. During that period of time, they seemed to have gone through a lot and felt that time had passed very long.
That felt like a real experience, as things turned out the way they should be. Chu Yang stood over there and seemed to witness his future path. Everything seemed to be detailed and every person he met seemed to be real.
But that was a tragedy.
Chu Yang saw the downfall of the Ethereal Mountain Sect and the place was turned to ashes. The corpses of his sect members were everywhere while his master, Meng Chaoran, had perished along with the Ethereal Mountain Sect.
Before that, he was protected by Meng Chaoran, but he did not know what caused the disaster.
After that, he risked his life to investigate the reason for the disaster. He finally found out that the Ethereal Mountains was a sacrificial pawn in the dispute between the Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Great Zhou Empire.
The Ethereal Mountains depended on the Mount Shu Sword Sect and Liang Gan planned to visit the Mount Shu Sword Sect. He was traveling around Mount Kunlun and the Mount Shu Sword Sect arranged for the Ethereal Mountains to host him as a gesture.
Initially, everything was fine. Eventually, Liang Gan met with an assassination attempt at the north foot of Mount Kunlun. Upon investigation, he was betrayed and therefore he was compromised. The mole implicated the Ethereal Mountains.
The Ethereal Mountains incurred the wrath of the Great Zhou Empire that led to its downfall. This matter was just the start. After that, there were a series of conflicts that caused the relationship between the Great Zhou Empire and the Mount Shu Sword Sect to worsen.
Facing the Great Zhou Empire, Chu Yang did not back down. He got what he was meant to have and focused on cultivating, hoping to rise up again someday.
During the cultivation process, he went to the Ancient Yuantian World, where he matured rapidly.
It was also at the Ancient Yuantian World that he met his greatest love. But eventually, he lost her too.
That experience was so real that made Chu Yang heartbroken when he thought about it, “If this is a dream, I hope that I will never wake up. If that is a dream that predicts my future, I will not let the tragedy repeat!”
In that world, Chu Yang died for a cause. It was also during that moment of death that his awareness seemed to return to this world and to the moment where he and sect members awoke.
To prevent the tragedy from repeating, Chu Yang started to prepare from the moment he awoke.
He displayed a talent and intelligence far beyond what he had before and gained the recognition of his own sect elder, Wu Yunliang.
From Wu Yunliang’s words and what he knew, he realized the truth about the downfall of the Ethereal Mountains in that world.
His own Second Elder Uncle, a pertinent figure in the Ethereal Mountains, had long been bribed by Wu Qingrou. The Ethereal Mountains depended on the Mount Shu Sword Sect was also planned by Wu Qingrou. After that, when Liang Gan was ambushed, it was also her doing.
Her goal was to cause tension between the Mount Shu Sword Sect and the Great Zhou Empire, so that they will put their attention on each other and not care about anyone else.
And during this period of time, Wu Qingrou commanded the cleansing of the powers of the Great Qin aristocratic families.
Such internal disputes were easily exploited by others. Wu Qingrou successfully caused these two enemies to face off, relieving her future worries and exploited it to resolve the root problem that led to the weakness of the Great Qin Empire.
But it was a pity for the Ethereal Mountains. It was just a pawn that could be used when needed, while Wu Qingrou was the strategist and both the Great Zhou Empire and Mount Shu Sword Sect were the players.
After clearing everything up, Chu Yang naturally wanted to stop it from happening. But he was afraid when he looked at Lin Feng. The fear was even clearer.
“Can my knowledge of the future path in the dream be my support? If it can, why does the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders not exist in my dream?”