Chapter 653: Zhu Hongwu Is Here
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Zhu Yi and Chu Yang had interacted with each other. Xiao Yan never did and he felt that Chu Yang was weird.
Just like Zhu Yi, Xiao Yan was now in the Intermediate Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage. When he was in the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage, his powers had already defeated many Nascent Soul Stage cultivators. Right now, he could tell the cultivations of the bunch of cultivators from the Ethereal Mountain Sect.
For example, Xiao Yan could tell that while Meng Chaoran kept a low profile, he had the highest cultivation among the bunch of Ethereal Mountain Sect cultivators. He was stronger than his senior, Wu Yunliang.
But Xiao Yan was not bothered by this.
Only Chu Yang gave him a weird feeling after he saw him.
It’s not because Chu Yang was strong, but it was just a weird feeling.
“Am I too sensitive?” Xiao Yan laughed while shaking his head. After he confirmed that there was nothing abnormal going on, he turned his body and left.
On the ground, Wu Yunliang and the rest roamed the Cloud Mirror City under Zhao Huan’s guidance.
After they left the Cloud Mirror City, the bunch of them came to the lakeside of the Mirror Lake. Wu Yunliang and the rest scanned the place and saw that a few small boats were parked near the shores of the lake.
They sensed a little and discovered that there was a small formation on the boat. Those with lower cultivations could command it as they embarked onto the boat.
Zhao Huan looked over with them and smiled, “This is prepared for the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders who are still low in their cultivations. If they have relatives living in the Cloud Mirror City, this makes it more convenient for them to travel to meet them.”
Wu Yunliang and the rest smiled while nodding their heads. A portion of them were confused, “A cultivator is not totally heartless, but if he brings his entire family over, he will have too many distractions. How can he cultivate then?”
“While it may make the junior disciples distracted, it can increase the camaraderie of the sect.” Wu Yunliang thought, “Whether it’s good or bad, it depends on how it’s managed.”
“Everyone, please.” Zhao Huan retrieved a jade talisman and the jade talisman started to flash with a radiance. The radiance dragged the jade talisman as it floated in the sky. It flew in the direction of Yun Peak. Wu Yunliang and the rest also ascended into the skies and followed Zhao Huan. He guided them to Yun Peak.
As they flew above the lake, Wu Yunliang, Meng Chaoran and the rest were deep in thought as they looked at the lake beneath. All of them could feel that someone huge was active in the water. That thing underneath did not hide its aura.
Zhao Huan laughed, “That is the Northern Sea Whale King. He lives in the Mirror Lake.”
Wu Yunliang sighed. A demon in the Demon Lord realm had become the protector of the place. This was indeed a bold move by the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
With the Northern Sea Whale King around, even if Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and other important figures of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were not around, no one dared to trespass into Yun Peak and the Mirror Lake.
As the bunch of them flew in the skies, they could feel that a powerful vibration of mana was unleashed from a distance. As they looked closer, it was another group of people. But they came with more cultivators than the Ethereal Mountain Sect.
A dim golden dragon figure flashed across the skies. As it transcended the layers of clouds, it flew towards Yun Peak too.
Wu Yunliang, Meng Chaoran and the rest looked at one another, “They are from the Great Qin Empire.”
As the other party came before them, a chubby youth that wore the same costume as Zhao Huan appeared above the golden dragon figure.
The only difference in their dressing was in the cuffs. The pattern on the cuffs of the chubby youth was a ball of flames.
He laughed while greeting Zhao Huan, “Junior Zhao.”
Zhao Huan smiled back, “Senior Yan.”
It was Yan Wuwei, Xiao Yan’s disciple. He was all grown up already, but he was still chubby.
Yan Wuwei tilted his body and said, “Shi Yu from the Great Qin Empire has come personally, along with the Vivant Joy Holy Man and Princess Xingyun.”
“Besides the various elders of the Great Qin Empire, the Sun Moon Sword Sect, Starry Sword Sect and the Huo Clan’s elders are also here.”
Zhao Huan looked over. Although he did not see many of them personally before, he naturally recognized the looks of the important figures.
As he observed more carefully, the leader of everyone on the golden dragon figure was Shi Yu, who dressed simply. Beside him, there were three other people. They were the Sun Radiance Swordmaster, Starry Swordmaster and Huo Xiu.
Behind Shi Yu, to his left and right, there were two people. One was an elder who looked friendly and wore a smile on his face. The other was a lady in yellow who was charming.
They were the Vivant Joy Holy Man and Princess Xingyun. Behind them were many other powerful cultivators, who were in different cultivation realms. But they all belonged to the Great Qin Empire, Sun Moon Sword Sect, Starry Sword Sect and the Huo Clan.
Although the cultivations of some cultivators were slightly low, they were young. They were obviously the future talents from the younger generation of cultivators.
“Zhao Huan from the Blizzard Valley of the Celestial Sect of Wonders is honored to meet all of the elders.” Zhao Huan greeted Shi Yu and the rest.
Beside him, Wu Yunliang and the others also bowed towards Shi Yu and the other Immortal Soul Stage Elders. Any of the four great powers that were present was stronger than the Ethereal Mountain Sect.
Shi Yu nodded his head, “All of you are too kind.”
After they greeted one another, Shi Yu was led to Yun Peak by Yan Wuwei. Whereas Zhao Huan guided Wu Yunliang and the rest behind the golden dragon figure.
As they got nearer to Yun Peak, a human figure came to void space. It was that of a lady. Her bright red hair flowed and swayed in the wind as if they were flames. It was Yue Hongyan.
As she saw Shi Yu and the bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders, she greeted them. “Thank you all for making the trip down this time. If there’s anything we are not doing well, please forgive us.”
Shi Yu and the rest sized up Yue Hongyan for a while before nodding their heads secretly, “This lady is courageous and motivated. She is indeed special. She is already in the Advanced Stage of the Aurous Core Stage.”
With the powers of the Immortal Soul Stage Elders, they could see the cultivation realm of Yue Hongyan. She had overcome the Tribulations of the Yin Wind and her Aurous Core was flawless. Once here accumulation was sufficient, she could push for the Void Lightning Tribulations and form the Nascent Soul.
Shi Yu and the rest could tell that even though the Greater Worlds’ time had passed for three years, Yue Hongyan’s time of cultivation was not just three years. But it was not much longer too.
“Now it seems like, if nothing bad happens, this lady will be able to form the Nascent Soul in 50 years’ time. She may even take faster than that.” The Vivant Joy Holy Man looked at Shi Xingyun, “She can’t match up to Shi Chongyun, but can she overtake Xingyun?”
Right now, Shi Xingyun had formed the Nascent Soul and was in the Nascent Soul Stage.
“She first showed how powerful she was in the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai. During the battle at Xiling City, she defeated the Descendant Disciple of the Great Void Sect. If she displays her potential, she is indeed powerful. The Immediate Disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders are indeed exceptional.”
The Vivant Joy Holy Man thought, “But I wonder how good the two new Immediate Disciples are? Previously, the two of them left Mount Yujing to train, but it’s a pity that not much news about them came. I still can’t judge their potential and abilities yet.”
Among Lin Feng’s Immediate Disciples, the most powerful ones were Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi, Shi Tianhao and Wang Lin. But they were only in the Nascent Soul Stage. However, even so, they had attracted a lot of attention in the Divine Lands.
As Lin Feng’s status kept on growing, more and more people were turning their attention towards his disciples.
When people talked about the powerful cultivators in the Divine Lands, they naturally included Lin Feng within. That was because Lin Feng was publicly recognized as an important figure. To compare others with Lin Feng was not a humiliation to Lin Feng, but was being unfair to those who were compared to him.
Whereas for Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the others, there were already people comparing them to Lin Daohan, Yan Mingyue, Shen Qifeng and the other powerful, rising talents.
Of course, there were those who did not put them in the same light. After all, whether they would form the Immortal Soul was only something that could be decided by time.
But Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the others were still recognized in the Divine Lands. This was the indisputable truth.
As three years in the Greater Worlds passed, Lin Feng kept a low-profile while Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the others often went out to train. Each of them left stories about themselves in the outside world.
This time, as the Celestial Sect of Wonders organized another Sect-Opening Ceremony, the statuses of Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the others had naturally changed.
“Your Master is away. I shall be in charge of handling the elders from the Great Qin Empire, Sun Moon Sword Sect, Starry Sword Sect and the Huo Clan.” Yue Hongyan said to Yan Wuwei.
Yan Wuwei bowed towards her, “I shall make my move.”
Yue Hongyan looked at Zhao Huan and the cultivators from the Ethereal Mountain Sect at one side, “The Celestial Sect of Wonders extends its deepest welcome to all of you for coming over for this occasion. Please settle down at Yun Peak first. Later on, our Master will be here to meet all of you. If there’s anything we are not doing well, please forgive us.”
Wu Yunliang and the rest thanked her profusely. As they came here along with the elders of the various great powers, they were psychologically prepared for Lin Feng to meet these elders first before he would meet them.
Zhao Huan bowed towards Yue Hongyan, “I shall bring them to their temporary residence.”
As he finished speaking, he left with Wu Yunliang and the rest.
As they just moved, everyone’s expression changed slightly. They turned to look in the skies far away. They saw two streaks of golden, long rainbows cutting through the skies, coming towards Yun Peak.
Shi Yu and the other Immortal Soul Stage Elders discovered it even earlier. Shi Yu remained calm but the Vivant Joy Holy Man creased his brows.
The people coming were from the Great Zhou Empire, but they came in two batches.
On one of the rainbow streak, there was a youth in yellow robe. He looked charming and wore a crown. He had a folded fan in his hand.
He was filled with a majestic, royal aura.
It was the Great Zhou Empire’s Crown Prince, Liang Yuan.
This time around, Liang Yuan came here with his actual body. At the Secret Manual of Kun Peng, it was only his avatar that came.
Previously, due to the matter of the evil cult, Liang Yuan was reprimanded by Liang Pan and his Crown Prince position became unstable.
But that was nothing more than a training to him. As he reappeared in front of everyone, he seemed to be more magnanimous.
Maybe this was the original intention of Liang Pan?
Liang Yuan might have seemed very stern and mighty previously, but he always had this evil aura around him. But right now, he seemed to have changed and appeared to be a mini-Liang Pan.
However, while Liang Yuan’s status was very distinguished, everyone present were more focused on someone behind him.
There was a middle-aged man who was flashing with a radiance standing behind him. It was as if he controlled the most frightening power in the world.
This person was decked in expensive clothing and he wore a purplish-gold crown on his head. There were two streaks of hair in front of his head that were slightly white and his hands were as clean as jade.
He was the Grand Advisor of the Great Zhou Empire, the Marquis of Xuanji, Zhu Hongwu!