Chapter 655: Great Void Sect is Also Here
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
With regards to Zhu Hongwu’ words, Zhu Yi did not react to them. He only said, “Whether I am on the correct path, it’s not decided by you. It doesn’t mean that if you say I’m on the wrong path, then I’m on the wrong path. You may think that you are being logical, but your logic is skewed.”
“I am following my heart, thus the path I am taking is correct. But I’m destined to take a different path from you.”
Zhu Yi remained indifferent, but his words were sharp, “You view your path as the correct one. Those who don’t walk the same path as you are naturally evil to you. You use your power to get your position and enforce your beliefs upon others. You are deluded.”
He looked at Zhu Hongwu and laughed, “Moreover, are you that powerful? I can’t deny that you have power, but are you that powerful such that your word is king and the rules are set by you?”
“My father, you should not deceive yourself and live in your own world.”
Zhu Hongwu looked at Zhu Yi quietly, “The one who is living in his own world is you, not me.”
“I believe that you are different than you were before, that’s why you dare to speak to me in this manner.” Zhu Hongwu placed both his hands in front of him and opened his palms. His fingers curled up before extending. He repeated this action, “But let me tell you, you are no different now than before.”
“The old you was weak and had to submit to me. You had food to eat, a house to live in, books to read. But eventually, you have developed twisted logic.”
Zhu Hongwu said indifferently, “The current you seem to be a respected talent. Reaching the Nascent Soul Stage can be considered an achievement, but you still submit to your Master. Without your Master, I will have taken you down.”
He lifted his eyelids, “I may break a sweat trying to defeat Huo Xiu, but against you, it’s nothing to me.”
Zhu Yi was not troubled and replied, “Parents indeed go through a lot to raise their kids, but can you touch your heart and say that we are close with each other? To you, regardless whether it’s me or any other person, we are just objects with life.”
“Just like spare parts, we are shaped to be placed in a position you want us to be. In the end, you are just fulfilling your selfish desires and your desire to be in control.”
“If you can’t be satisfied, then we should just be killed and removed.” Zhu Yi was also indifferent and looked at Zhu Hongwu fearlessly, “The same logic applies for the others, such as my mother.”
“In the past, you killed my mother with the hands of Lady Shao. Now, you want to kill me too. Three years ago, when I went to Tianjing for the imperial examination, I was almost killed the day before the examination. Without your approval, can Lady Shao touch a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator? When I overcame the Void Lightning Tribulations, you were even observing. Do you think I can’t feel the killing intent in your aura?”
Zhu Yi stared at Zhu Hongwu directly, “Without my Master’s King of the Boundless Sea protecting me, you would have taken action on me, wouldn’t you?”
“I have no interest in killing you, but I am just trying to be logical and seek redress for my mother. I want you to repent in front of her. You never admit to your mistakes, or should I say, you never think you are in the wrong. You even think that I am shaming you and thus you want to get rid of me.”
“I shall treat you the way you treat me.” Zhu Yi started laughing suddenly and he looked at Zhu Hongwu. “Till now, I have no intent on killing you, but I will destroy your beliefs personally. I will let you understand your own mistakes and realized how ridiculous you have always been.”
To someone like Zhu Hongwu, this was probably worse than killing him.
Zhu Yi brushed his sleeves and said, “Honestly speaking, you are very powerful. When we were in your residence, what cultivation were you in? Immortal Soul First Level. I was only an ordinary person then, without any cultivation.”
“But now? I am in the Intermediate Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage, while you are in the Immortal Soul Second Level. The gap between an Immortal Soul First Level and the Immortal Soul Second Level is indeed very huge. To bridge the gap would probably take more time than for an ordinary person to reach the Intermediate Stage of the Nascent Soul Stage.”
“But the question is, how did you even bridge the gap? You only managed to do so by cutting all emotional ties with my mother.”
“You are nothing much.”
Zhu Hongwu replied, “The Immortal Soul is something you can’t understand. For you to say something like this now, it is indeed ridiculous.”
Although the both of them still spoke quite calmly, their words were very sharp. They left scars on the beliefs of each other.
Zhu Yi smiled, “Don’t worry, father. No matter which cultivation realm you reach, I will find you when I form the Immortal Soul. Don’t stay too long at the peak of the Immortal Soul Second Level, otherwise you will be overtaken by me soon.”
As he said this, there was a huge uproar in the Great Zhou Empire camp.
Zhu Yi was making a declaration. When he formed the Immortal Soul, he would battle Zhu Hongwu, even though Zhu Hongwu was in the Immortal Soul Second Level and might become even stronger in the future.
Zhu Hongwu was not a normal Immortal Soul Second Level cultivator. Although he rarely did things on his own in these few years, before he reached the Immortal Soul Second Level, he was invincible as he challenged those who were in the same realm. He had never lost before.
During the War of Buddha Annihilation, he even defeated the powerful monks from the Great Thunderclap Temple.
Now that he was in the Immortal Soul Second Level, he should be invincible as before. He might even have a chance against an Immortal Soul Third Level cultivator.
Those who had experienced the War of Buddha Annihilation could remember that Zhu Hongwu hid a certain form of power on his body which was very frightening. During the process of destroying the Great Thunderclap Temple, it was a deciding factor.
Zhu Yi understood all these things. But as he faced Zhu Hongwu, he was fearless. On the other hand, he remained calm and his cultivation heart was pure. It seemed as if he understood the way of the Heavens and Earth very clearly.
The atmosphere on Yun Peak seemed to have tensed up and everyone gathered to watch both Zhu Yi and Zhu Hongwu.
The Marquis of Jinghuan clapped his hands lightly and said, “All of us have witnessed the promise today.”
Liang Yuan looked at Marquis of Jinghuan once before looking at Zhu Yi. He said, “Comrade Zhu, you seemed to be set in your decision?”
Zhu Yi replied, “If the reasoning is unclear, once we clarify it, the problem will be settled.”
“From when this idea was birthed in your head, you were already wrong.” Zhu Hongwu moved his fingers, “You need to know that you are being unfilial.”
Zhu Yi laughed, “We are complete opposites.”
At this point, everyone sensed something and turned to look at the horizon afar. They saw a white smoke diffusing towards Yun Peak.
Many people were surprised. That was because the vibration of mana came from a Great Void Sect cultivator!
“Did we come at the wrong time?” A lady laughed. Above the white smoke, there was a lady in green. She looked beautiful and her dress was sewn with the image of a white cloud. It was Yan Mingyue.
Beside her, there was a guy in green. He did not seem old and looked very calm.
He had an average build and ordinary looks. He also had an ordinary stature and seemed very ordinary as a person.
But as he saw this person, Zhu Hongwu’s expression changed for the first time since he arrived on Yun Peak. He looked at this guy, “Lin Daohan?”
“Greetings all, I am Lin Daohan from the Great Void Sect.” The guy clasped his palm and fist together. His voice was also very normal. It was neither deep and hoarse not high and clear.
But all of this seemed to contain a miraculous concept of simplicity within.
Lin Daohan was the most exceptional talent of the younger generation in the Great Void Sect.
Behind Lin Daohan and Yan Mingyue, there were a few other youths. They looked stern and their powers seemed far-reaching. They were all successors of the Great Void Sect.
Beside them was Xu Yunsheng, who was in charge of receiving them. He went on top of Yun Peak and greeted Zhu Yi, “Master, the various elders and comrades of the Great Void Sect are here.”
“Go back, I will be here.” Zhu Yi nodded his head slightly and Xu Yunsheng descended the mountain quickly and returned to Mount Kunlun.
In the Great Zhou Empire Camp, there were a few Immortal Soul Stage Elder, which included the Azure Pulse Swordmaster from the Great Barren Sword Sect and Lei Lie from the Lei Clan.
As Zhu Yi and Zhu Hongwu argued with each other, they were all quiet. But at this point, the Azure Pulse Swordmaster and Lei Lie looked at each other. They could sense the confusion in each other’s mind.
Although both parties had been relatively safe over the past three years, during the battle at Xiling City three years ago, Lin Feng clearly stated his stand towards the Great Void Sect.
The Great Zhou Empire, Great Qin Empire and the Royal House of the Northern Tribes also formed an alliance with the Celestial Sect of Wonders as they had the same profit motive.
The Great Barren Sword Sect and Lei Clan came to the Great Zhou’s side, while the Sun Moon Sword Sect, Starry Sword Sect and Lei Clan came to the Great Qin’s side.
Who knew that the Great Void Sect would also come for the Sect-Opening Ceremony. From the looks of it, they seemed to have been invited.
While Yan Mingyue’s stand had become unclear over the past few years, Lin Daohan was a core figure in the Great Void Sect. His seniority might be low, but he was an exceptional talent who was being nurtured and he was the rising talent in the Conservative Faction of the Great Void Sect.
The Azure Pulse Swordmaster and Lei Lie thought of the same thing, “It seems like this gathering is more complicated than what we expected.”
“However…” The Azure Pulse Swordmaster’s gaze circled the few Great Void Sect cultivators behind Lin Daohan and Yan Mingyue. “The younger cultivators from the Great Void Sect will also be involved in the sparring?”
Lin Daohan and the rest came suddenly, but did not make the atmosphere around less tense. Both Zhu Hongwu and Zhu Yi stopped conversing with each other, but the atmosphere became tenser.
At this point, the void space above Yun Peak jerked again. Two streaks of Purple Clouds converted into a staircase and landed above Yun Peak.