Chapter 506: Path of Destiny That Has Been Altered
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Chu Yang looked at the residence of Chen Yu and seemed a little distracted.
He felt as if there was something there that was attracting him, which made him petrified. If he missed it, he might regret it forever.
Beside him, the Aurous Core stage cultivator was called Liu Bin. He was the confidante of Liang Gan, the Fourth Prince of the Great Zhou Empire. In this year, he had been interacting with Chu Yang as he knew there was something special about him. But Chu Yang was also someone who would get distracted for ridiculous reasons.
Liu Bin said, “Although Chen Yu is not a cultivator, his reputation is very good. He is a very capable person too. To the Crown Prince, he is an important aide.”
Chu Yang regained his awareness and nodded his head, “That’s right.”
“You are in charge of spying matters. Do you think there’s something wrong with Chen Yu?” Liu Bin also turned his head to look at Chen Yu’s residence and said, “Or did you find anything that we can use against him?”
Chu Yang felt intuitively that the reason for his fear was not because of Chen Yu, but because of the unpredictable sensation that he felt sometimes. It was something that he could not get his head across.
“If we want to remove him, it’s easy. But in front of his Majesty, we may be unable to explain ourselves. In addition, we may be accused of committing a heinous crime and the opposite effect may be achieved.” Chu Yang answered, “From what it seems now, there is nothing we have over Chen Yu. But there has been news that he is getting distant from the Crown Prince and that they are not as close as they used to be anymore.”
“The reason for this is unknown. But I will take note of this area. Regardless whether he has lost favor with the Crown Prince or turning his back towards him, this is a good thing for the Fourth Prince.”
Liu Bin said, “Indeed. Besides, more and more people are favoring the Fourth Prince now.”
When Liang Gan went to Mount Kunlun and Mount Shu, he managed to achieve his mission. He did his job well and was complimented by Liang Pan, and he was even accorded the title as Prince Zhou.
To the Great Zhou Empire, the “Zhou” word was a national symbol. To be accorded with such an honor was not easy. Usually, it was only given to the Crown Prince before he ascended into the Crown Prince position. It was seen as a rehearsal for his future role.
When Liang Pan and Liang Yuan were still princes, they were once given the title of Prince Zhou before.
But now that Liang Yuan was sitting in the position of the Crown Prince, Liang Gan was given the title of Prince Zhou. This matter caused a huge commotion within the internal ranks of the Great Zhou Empire.
Liang Pan’s actions were being figured out by his subjects. They were trying to figure out what every of his actions meant.
Some reckoned that the position of the Crown Prince was no longer stable. Whereas some thought that Liang Pan was just testing out. There were many guesses.
Many of the court officials were also pondering over the matter. Liang Pan’s control of the Great Zhou Empire internal court was pretty strong. Many did not make any move and observed the situation.
But there were also many who were rich in their guesses and started to side Liang Gan.
Liu Bin shifted the topic back, “The other time, Zhu Yi came and left hurriedly. He had only conversed briefly with the Fourth Prince. This time, he has come for the scholarly examination. After that, he will take the advanced level scholarly examination and will stay in Tianjing but for a longer period of time.”
Chu Yang nodded his head, “This is indeed a good opportunity to get close to Zhu Yi. But we need to know our limits too. After all, the Celestial Sect of Wonders is an outsider. If we get too close with them, the people in the royal palace may not be too happy about it.”
As the two of them looked at each other, they sighed. They did not expect the Celestial Sect of Wonders to be so strong. Even Mount Shu was humiliated in front of Lin Feng. As the powers of the Celestial Sect of Wonders increase, it would not be advantageous for Liang Gan to get too close with them.
But as the Celestial Sect of Wonders got stronger, they were not to be neglected. The closeness of their ties had to be handled carefully, which was a very challenging thing.
As he thought of Lin Feng, Chu Yang felt heavier in his heart.
On Mount Kunlun, he successfully warned about an assassination attempt on Liang Gan. His efforts were recognized by Liang Gan, which gave him a stable foothold.
But not sure whether the other party was being over-prudent or that his memory had developed a discrepancy, the assassination did not go on as planned. The other party had just given up easily.
In Chu Yang’s memory, his lead on the assassination attempt on Mount Kunlun and the fuse that caused the collision between Mount Shu and the Great Zhou Empire had just disappeared.
In fact, regardless whether it was Chu Yang, Liang Gan, Liu Bin or the rest, although they noted the existence of the assassination attempt, they were unsure whether they could overcome this difficulty.
For safety precautions, Liu Bin persuaded Liang Gan to cancel his visit and return to his residence.
Eventually, nothing happened and Liang Gan managed to visit the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Mount Shu Sword Sect. After that, he returned to the Great Zhou Empire and was rewarded by Liang Pan.
Between the Great Zhou Empire and Mount Shu Sword Sect, everything was fine. But at the gathering on Tianzhe Peak, Mount Shu went to cause trouble, and got into a conflict with Lin Feng. Eventually, they were defeated badly.
But all these had nothing to do with Liang Gan, Chu Yang or the Ethereal Mountain.
Liang Gan remained at Tianjing to assume his role as Prince Zhou. The Ethereal Mountain remained untouched and did not become the sacrifice of the conflict between two great powers.
If everything panned out like what Chu Yang had thought, then the Ethereal Mountain would have been destroyed as it was dragged into the assassination incident.
Chu Yang felt happy with regards to that matter. But he was a little terrified too. That was because whatever happened in reality was no longer the same as what was in his memory.
If he could predict the future and change things, Chu Yang might still be comforted. But the changes that happened had very little to do with him. At least he did very little to affect it. This made him fearful.
For example, it was like Lin Feng not existing in his memory. This made him suspicious. Was that really a simple dream?
Chu Yang’s mind remained very tense as he followed Liang Gan back to Tianjing from Mount Kunlun and Mount Shu. This prevented Wu Qingrou and the Great Qin Empire from making any other move. But eventually, his anxiety proved to be for naught.
Wu Qingrou seemed to have forsaken the plan to use the Mount Shu Sword Sect and Great Zhou Empire to keep checks on each other.
Chu Yang summarized the news from all places and started to figure some things out.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders had replaced the Great Zhou Empire as the opponent of the Mount Shu Sword Sect!
Chu Yang was very confused now. He tried to use his premonitions to change his and the Ethereal Mountain’s destiny. Eventually, their destinies were indeed changed, but the person causing all of these was not him.
Furthermore, the people who controlled and changed the situation was far beyond him. He could not even tell what was their game.
“Regardless of what I say, the Ethereal Mountain and Master will be fine. That’ll be good. That’ll be good.” Chu Yang took in a deep breath, “Besides this, the person who I miss most is Qingwu…Qingwu!”
Chu Yang’s mind flashed with an inspiration. He was already walking forward alongside Liu Bin. But he stopped in his tracks and looked back at Chen Yu’s residence.
“Don’t tell me Qingwu is inside?” Although he felt a little ridiculous, the terror in his heart grew more and more intense.
When he calmed down, Chu Yang felt a chill down his spine.
The sudden change of events regarding the assassination matter surfaced in his mind, “This time, will be there be a different change from what I remember?”
On Mount Yujing, Lin Feng sat on his knees above the Black Heavenly Treasure Tree. He was comprehending mantras and cultivating magic treasures.
He did not know that he had brought about such a huge headache to an outstanding young man with a bright future.
Lin Feng was very concerned with his magic treasure now. After a long while, he retracted his powers and shook his head, “It is very exciting to use magic treasures, but cultivating them takes a lot of time and effort.”
Revealing the spiritual awareness of the magic treasure and starting the initial cultivation was a test of the cultivator’s cultivation. But if this revelation succeeded, then not too much time would be needed for the initial cultivation.
But the cultivation thereafter took a lot of time and effort. To give one’s all would require a huge amount of time and energy.
Lin Feng was pondering until he thought of something. He lifted his head to look at the direction of the Inferno Precipice. “This feeling seems like something is being nurtured.”
After a while, he heard the anxious voice of Xiao Yan who was trying to communicate with him, “Master, the situation of the Parasol Tree Wood Essence is not right!”
Lin Feng raised his brows and arrived at the Inferno Precipice in the next moment. In front of Xiao Yan, he saw Xiao Yan looking very serious and was sitting on his knee.
He was holding the Parasol Tree Wood Essence in his hands.
The Parasol Tree Wood Essence looked very dim and was turning slightly dark. It was not as warm as it was normally too.
But regardless whether it was Lin Feng or Xiao Yan, they could clearly feel that the Parasol Tree Wood Essence was not losing its activity. On the contrary, its entire spiritual energy was gathering towards the center. Over there, a primitive universe seemed to be nurturing. At the same time, it seemed like a newborn life.
Lin Feng raved in his heart, “When I first got this thing, I could not tell the deep secret of it. I was still thinking that I need other Divine Parasol Trees, or the blood of a Demon Phoenix.”
Lin Feng thought for a while and realized why the Parasol Tree Wood Essence developed changes.
Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra.
That was the abhijna that Lin Feng comprehended after he reached the Immortal Soul Stage. It contained the peak essence of the Four Appearances Heaven-Cleaving Script. Lin Feng understood the great way of the splitting of the Heavens and Earth, thus the Original Heaven and Earth Splitting Mantra was birthed.
After comprehending this power concept, Lin Feng toyed with the Parasol Tree Wood Essence. But there were no changes initially. But that Heaven and Earth splitting power concept had already affected the Parasol Tree Wood Essence. It started to metamorphosize. But after that, it was passed to Xiao Yan for his cultivation and Lin Feng did not think about it.
Xiao Yan obtained Lin Feng’s Four Appearances Heaven-Cleaving Script. Although he did not understand the miracles of the splitting of the Heavens and Earth as well as Lin Feng, he had the 3 Primordial Fires in his body, allowing him to initiate some of the changes as he cultivated it day and night.
After a long period of nurturing it, the Parasol Tree Wood Essence finally developed its last transformation.