Chapter 618: Shi Tianhao is No Longer the Youngest!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Dao Zhiqiang was looking at Chu Yang, thinking, “Before, at the place of Elder Zhu, I heard of this person’s name before. He was still in the Qi Cultivation Stage but he became the confidante of Liang Gan.”
“He is a disciple of the Ethereal Mountain, but I have never heard of such a talent in the younger generation of the Ethereal Mountain Sect. He seemed to have only surfaced in the past two years. Don’t tell me he is a core disciple nurtured by the Ethereal Mountain Sect?”
“But from his actions, the way he receives others is very mature. But he does not seem like one who cultivates effortlessly.”
While Dao Zhiqiang was observing Chu Yang, Chu Yang was also observing him back. “This Dao Zhiqiang may not have a high cultivation, and his talent in cultivation is also very average. He is middle-aged but still hasn’t form the Aurous Core. However, he has assumed the role of a supervisor who liaises with the external world within the Ethereal Mountain Sect, which is a very important role.”
“According to intelligence reports, he was a servant in Wu Qingrou’s residence initially. After that, he joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders. He seems ordinary, but he is quite important. It seems like I have to build up my relationship with him in the future.”
Chu Yang laughed at Dao Zhiqiang while greeting him, “This Mister, my name is Chu Yang. I have come under the orders of the Fourth Prince to extend my congratulations to the Celestial Sect of Wonders for its second Sect-Opening Ceremony.”
Dao Zhiqiang smiled back at him politely, and did not seem to underestimate Chu Yang because of his cultivation. He did not seem arrogant too. He responded politely too, “Thank you Fourth Prince for the kind words. I extend my thanks towards him for my Master.”
Chu Yang tested him, “I wonder if I have the fortune of meeting the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, or the various elders within the sect?”
Dao Zhiqiang smiled while saying, “The few of them are retreating currently. I fear that it is not a convenient time now. If I have offended you, please forgive me.”
“Why will I, why will I. This is too sudden.” Chu Yang nodded his head and was not disappointed either. He did not have too much hope right from the beginning.
Not only was Lin Feng’s stature growing, even Zhu Yi was in the Nascent Soul Stage now. If he was in another sect, he would already have a title as Grandmaster. If the Fourth Prince was here instead, there might be a greater shot at seeing the few of these important figures of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
After both parties inspected the gifts, Dao Zhiqiang expressed his thanks once again on behalf of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. He even gave some gifts in return.
Chu Yang arranged for some followers to accept the gifts and informed of his future, plans to reside within the Mount Kunlun area. He hoped to receive the permission of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Dao Zhiqiang was not surprised. After the battle at Xiling City, many sects sent experts over to stay at Shazhou County. Their role was to be responsible for the communication with the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
Settling these people in was also part of the job scope of Dao Zhiqiang.
But Liang Gan and Chu Yang was a little special. As Liang Gan was a Prince of the Great Zhou Empire, he held a different status from a sect leader.
But when Zhu Yi was at Tianjing, he had a good chat with him. Because of Liang Yuan, the both parties even cooperated before.
Dao Zhiqiang pondered for a moment before agreeing to let Chu Yang reside at Mount Kunlun. As the powers of the Celestial Sect of Wonders increased, even Shazhou County was slowly considered the territory under the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The Pavilion of Heavenly Trade was built on commercial trade. As long as it did not disturb trading, they did not mind this too. Their relationship with the Celestial Sect of Wonders even became closer.
“Liang Yuan was just reprimanded by Liang Pan. His position has even become more unstable. Liang Gan has developed more advanced thoughts regarding the Crown Prince position. To garner our support will be very beneficial to him.”
Dao Zhiqiang thought in his heart, “But he can’t get too close to our sect too. Otherwise, this will raise suspicions with Liang Pan. He may send someone with a low cultivation and who was not attention-seeking to seek residence over here. This will trouble Chu Yang.”
After receiving permission, Chu Yang bade goodbye while smiling at Dao Zhiqiang.
His vision swept past the Cloud Mirror City, Yun Peak and the blue sky.
Although he did not know where Mount Yujing was, he could not help but look into the sky.
“The last time I came here, it was still full of mountains. But now, a city has risen and a lake has been formed. This is unbelievable.” Chu Yang complimented in his heart, “However, with the powers of the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, this is easy for him.”
Luo Qingwu appeared in Xiling City. Because of her, the Celestial Sect of Wonders conflicted with the Great Void Sect and Yue Hongyan injured Bai Xiqian gravely.
This news had spread even before the battle between the Two Shis. Although Chu Yang was at the Great Zhou Empire, he knew it naturally.
Before this, Chu Yang confirmed the news with Chen Yu. Luo Qingwu did reside at his residence for some time. There was also news from the Luo Family in the Ancient Yuantian World, that Luo Qingwu’s Heavenly Yin Spiritual Pearl was damaged.
Chu Yang was worried, but Luo Qingwu had no more news after she left Chen Yu’s residence.
After he learnt that Luo Qingwu appeared in Xiling City and heard that she was fine, he even found out that she had attained the Pure Yin body. He was relieved because of that.
He was excited after receiving news about Luo Qingwu and he was also relieved that she was fine.
But then he was in a dilemma again. Luo Qingwu joined the Celestial Sect of Wonders, but it was difficult to find her as Mount Yujing was hidden behind void space.
Just like right now, while Chu Yang came to Mount Kunlun, he could only see the Mirror Cloud City. He could not even ascend Yun Peak. Even if he stayed at Mount Kunlun in the future, he could only go to Shazhou City.
“Everything at the start is difficult. I will have the opportunity in the future.” Chu Yang sighed. Liang Gan sent his confidante to seek permission to reside in Mount Kunlun for more efficient communication between both parties. Chu Yang was indeed the best person for this job.
Of course, Chu Yang did not come all the way here just to find Luo Qingwu.
Although he resisted Lin Feng quietly in his heart, after interacting more with the Celestial Sect of Wonders, he adjusted his attitude.
His sect, the Ethereal Mountain Sect, built a close relationship with the Mount Shu Sword Sect previously. They were almost reliant on the Mount Shu Sword Sect. Behind this contained the plans of Wu Qingrou early on and the owns strategy of the higher management of the Ethereal Mountain Sect.
Now, Wu Qingrou’s plan was temporarily stranded, but there was a hint of crisis appearing. This caused the Ethereal Mountain Sect to not be peaceful.
In Chu Yang’s memory where he did not know whether it was the future reality or dream, the Ethereal Mountain Sect was destroyed because they were used by Wu Qingrou. They effectively became the fuse that lead to an outburst of conflict between the Great Zhou Empire and the Mount Shu Sword Sect. Eventually, they were eliminated by the Great Zhou Empire.
Although the Great Zhou Empire did not seem to clash with the Mount Shu Sword Sect again, the Celestial Sect of Wonders replaced the position of the Great Zhou Empire, as they conflicted with the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
Chu Yang had a deep worry. He was worried that the incident in his memory would repeat itself in another way.
Regardless whether it was the Mount Shu Sword Sect or the Celestial Sect of Wonders, destroying the Ethereal Mountain Sect was an easy task.
While he came to Mount Kunlun to search for Luo Qingwu, it was not an urgent matter. After all, he knew that Luo Qingwu was safe and even had a great opportunity.
Chu Yang’s greater priority now was to seek an opportunity to interact with the Celestial Sect of Wonders. He wanted to create a new path for the Ethereal Mountain Sect.
Internally, Chu Yang might feel fear when facing Lin Feng. It was a discomfort that came from an unknown future. But between the Celestial Sect of Wonders and the Mount Shu Sword Sect, he was more towards the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
“My cultivation is still low and my status is not that high either. To seek another path for the Ethereal Mountain Sect is impossible. But I must try my best to build up friendly relations. When the elders come, I can still help them.”
Slowly, he tried to work his way in.
After Chu Yang settled down at Shazhou County, he thought in his heart, “I hope that the Mount Shu Sword Sect will not clash with the Celestial Sect of Wonders in the short-term after what happened at Xiling City.”
“I’m afraid that there will be a third party instigating a conflict between the both of them.”
On Mount Yujing, Dao Zhiqiang ascended it and sent Liang Gan’s gifts over. There were shares for Lin Feng, Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest. However, Liang Gan and Chu Yang naturally could not know what happened to Li Yuanfang and Luo Qingwu, thus he only prepared six shares.
Lin Feng received the gifts and scanned them. After hearing that Chu Yang sent it over, he revealed a weird smile on his face.
Although the gifts were expensive, with Liang Gan’s background, the gifts that he sent did not really catch Lin Feng’s eye. After all, there was a huge difference in their cultivations. But Lin Feng could tell that Liang Gan was making an effort.
What left Lin Feng amused was that there was a treasure that was most suitable for a Pure Yin body cultivator.
Lin Feng could not use it, but Luo Qingwu could. With her Pure Yin body, her name was renowned. If Liang Gan appreciated her potential and felt that she could be an important figure in the Celestial Sect of Wonders, it might be reasonable for him to send such a gift over.
But Lin Feng was highly confident that it was Chu Yang’s idea. Even the thing must have been given by him.
After learning that Chu Yang was residing in Shazhou County, Lin Feng could not help but laugh, “This rascal, is he still missing Qingwu? Then let him wait over there for some time, until she grows up.”
Luo Qingwu could not know that someone missed her. Right now, she was surrounded by Shi Tianhao and the rest.
“Hahaha!” Shi Tianhao laughed, “This world is large and changes keep occurring. Right now, Shi Tianhao is no longer the youngest!”
In the past, he was willing to be the youngest junior. The rest of the seniors were indeed older than him. That was why Shi Tianhao was willing to tolerate everything. But over time, he felt that he could do with a younger junior.
When that happened, he could stand up for his junior when he or she was bullied. As he overcame the bully, his junior would exclaim, “This is my Senior Shi!”
He felt proud just thinking of it.