Chapter 207 – End
This was the first time that Zhao Feng had used a proper mental energy attack and it was much more successful than expected.
First Elder and Li Fuji were both right, Zhao Feng’s true talent was here.
In just two to three days time, he had already started to understand the basic concepts of the Heart Controlling Technique. If the hooded figure was still alive, he would probably go and commit suicide by hitting a block of tofu. If the mysterious skeleton knew about this, it probably wouldn’t have retreated so quickly and taken down Zhao Feng no matter the price.
At this moment, between the trees.
“Why did you betray the Broken Moon Clan?”
“This one was forced to.”
White bearded old man’s face was full of respect and fear.
Zhao Feng’s eyebrows furrowed – the situation was more complex than expected. Not only was the white bearded old man forced to betray the Clan, he had also developed fear and obedience towards the Ancient Shrine.
The Heart Controlling Technique was extremely profound and it could even control others’ consciousness, but Zhao Feng had only just learnt it and it was nowhere near the hooded figure’s level.
“What’s the origin of this force? What’s the connection between the Ancient Shrine and Scarlet Moon Religion?”
“This one only follows orders and doesn’t know their origins nor the existence of the Scarlet Moon Religion… ”
The white bearded old man had a puzzled expression.
Zhao Feng was extremely surprised. It looked like he was only a messenger and he was nowhere near entering the inner circle – he didn’t know as much as himself.
Another round of questioning confirmed Zhao Feng’s suspicions.
The white bearded old man was only an outer circle member that was controlled by the Scarlet Moon Religion and he was a bait, a chess piece.
According to what he knew, all the 13 Clan’s had been infiltrated by the Scarlet Moon Religion but they were only restricted to the outer members.
Half a day later.
Inside a book room of the Guanjun Palace.
“I can’t believe that you’ve become a Core disciple and have First Elder as your backing in just half a year’s time.”
Lord Guanjun’s eyes were full of joy and surprise. He didn’t think that Zhao Feng would have such a great future when he sent the latter to the Sky Moon Mountain.
At that time, Lord Guanjun thought that the success rate was under 50%, and this was at best.
Now, in just half a year’s time, Zhao Feng had become a Core disciple and he was going to participate in the Three Clan Party.
Apart from Zhao Feng in the room, there was also the white bearded old man.
Zhao Feng had told Lord Guanjun about the mission and hearing this, the latter was shocked – not only because of Zhao Feng’s display of strength, but also because of the hands of the Scarlet Moon Religion.
“I can’t believe that there was a Sub-Division Leader tier person in the Cloud Country.”
Lord Guanjun was stunned.
Up to now, Zhao Feng still didn’t know the mysterious skeleton’s true identity. Afterall, his left eye could only see, and not hear.
From how the Blood Corpse Protector acted towards the skeleton, it was likely that the latter could be a Sub-Division Leader.
Back then when the Scarlet Moon Religion was at its peak, there was a total of 108 Sub-Division with any one of them being able to destroy the Thirteen Clans.
Therefore, Zhao Feng didn’t think that the skeleton would be even higher in rank – a full Division Leader.
“Master, what kind of clan is this Ancient Shrine?” Zhao Feng suddenly asked.
Lord Guanjun’s expression was solemn: “The Ancient Shrine is ranked 2nd out of all the 13 Clans and it is the most mysterious one. The headquarters of this Clan is somewhere n the depths of the Sky Cloud Forest. Almost no one knows the exact position.”
Zhao Feng couldn’t help but cluck his tongue.
A Clan could hide in the depths of the Sky Cloud Forest.
“The Ancient Shrine’s forte is mental energy and although this is unusual, they only take in a few disciples every generation. The total number of the Ancient Shrine doesn’t exceed one hundred, it could be even less… ” Lord Guanjun explained.
Zhao Feng fell into deep thought – those that were talented in the path of mental energy were extremely rare, so much that they were only able to take in a few disciples every generation. It was like finding people with the same degree of talent as Bei Moi.
“But don’t underestimate the Ancient Shrine. Although they don’t have many members, their overall strength is ranked 2nd in the 13 Clans. The hooded mysterious figure that day who controlled a beast horde and attacked the Guanjun Province City was a member of the Ancient Shrine.” Lord Guanjun added with solemness, obviously vary of this Clan.
Zhao Feng smiled when he heard about the hooded figure, but he didn’t say anything. If Lord Guanjun knew that the hooded figure had been finished off by him, who would know how he felt?
But the mysteriousness of the Ancient Shrine made Zhao Feng suspicious.
He always felt that there was a special connection between the Ancient Shrine and the Scarlet Moon Religion.
According to logic, such a mysterious Clan that excelled in mental energy wouldn’t be easily controlled or else the entire Thirteen Clans would probably already be destroyed.
In terms of difficulty to infiltrate, the Ancient Shrine was the hardest one.
Of course, this was according to Zhao Feng’s guesses and analysis, there was no evidence or proof, so it couldn’t be confirmed.
If he started spreading rumours, the Broken Moon Clan would face immense pressure from the Ancient Shrine.
“Master, the Three Clan Party is starting soon. Disciple will have to go now.”
Zhao Feng didn’t decide to stay in the Guanjun Palace for long.
The Three Clan Party was the most important thing right now. Even if Zhao Feng wasn’t feeling urgent, First Elder would.
“Good, good! Three Clan Party! It looks like I’ve underestimated your strength.”
Lord Guanjun couldn’t contain his excitement. The Three Clan Party was only a legend to him when he was an outer disciple.
“Feng’er, since you’re able to participate in the Three Clan Party, this means that you’ll also have a high chance of entering the Alliance Banquet later. According to what I know, the Three Clan Party is only fought between three neighbouring Clans. The Alliance Banquet is the true stage of geniuses. That is where the prodigies fight. Even Bei Moi won’t be the most talented one there.”
Lord Guanjun’s face was full of hope.
The Three Clan Party and Alliance Banquet was once his dreams but due to the restriction in talent, none of these dreams were achieved.
“Master, relax. Disciple will take back all the glory.” Zhao Feng said
Then he left with the white bearded old man, who followed him from behind like a servant.
Lord Guanjun’s eyes suddenly saw a package on the desk and opening it, there were several Spiritual Pills as well as some martial arts and even two Middle Grade Mortal weapons.
Seeing this, Lord Guanjun’s eyes turned red, but he didn’t know whether this was from gratitude or emotion.
On the same night.
“My Lord, a mysterious person left something on the steps for you.”
A Guanjun Corp member bowed and handed over a metal container.
Lord Guanjun opened it and realised that there were also several Spiritual pills and skills. Although they weren’t worth as much as what Zhao Feng gave, it was still a large amount.
Under the bottom of the container contained a letter: “I’ll definitely take Hai Yun Master’s head one day and give it to Master.
From: Bei Moi.”
Lord Guanjun took a cold breath and he immediately shredded the paper into powder.
“Feng’er… Moi’er… It’s my luck to have the two of you as my disciples. I have no more regrets. Hai Yun, you might have had a beautiful life but you’ve lost, lost… ”
Tears streamed down Lord Guanjun’s face as the latter almost went insane.
Broken Moon Clan.
There was only three days left till the Three Clan Party.
On this day, Zhao Feng returned and handed over the white bearded old man to Vice Head Li.
“In the past half a year, there’s been news of infiltration of the Scarlet Moon Religion in the Thirteen Clans. Although the Scarlet Moon Religion’s tried to rise several times in the past hundred years, they’ve always been slaughtered by the big factions of the North Continent. Littles forces such as us only need to protect our core members… ”
Vice Head Li wasn’t surprised at the mission’s result.
Zhao Feng was shocked – there was the possibility of a Sub-Divions Leader here.
“That’s right, you only said ‘might’. I’ll report this to the Clan, but one thing can be sure. Because of your appearance, the stronghold of the Scarlet Moon Religion would have moved.” Vice Head Li said with confidence.
Both Zhao Feng and Vice Head Li didn’t know that the mysterious skeleton wasn’t a Sub-Division Leader, but a full Division Leader.
The Scarlet Moon Religion was said to have 12 Division, and 108 Sub Divisions.
A Division Leader was able to cause a wave in the Northern Continent and could destroy a small Clan was like child’s play.
Luckily, the Thirteen Clan’s were too weak in their eyes and there was no use in destroying this place.
Zhao Feng thought that even if the high authority of the Clan didn’t care, why should I?
But he still reported everything to First Elder.
“You mean… one of the Elders of the Silver Moon Clan may have been taken over by the Scarlet Moon Religion?”
First Elder only half believed this because if there really was such a terrifying existence, Zhao Feng couldn’t have retreated without being harmed.
On the same day.
The Broken Moon Clan sent out two Elders and several elites to scout out the ancient temple, but the place was already in ruins.
There was nothing they could do.
The Broken Moon Clan’s focus right now was on the Three Clan Party and at that time, the three Clans would discuss several matters, including how to deal with the Scarlet Moon Religion.
Zhao Feng didn’t really care – it didn’t matter how chaotic the world was, only strength could solve everything.
In the blink of an eye, three days had passed and Zhao Feng made more progress in mental energy.
At this moment, he was controlling a bird flying with his left eye.
When the bird got within range of the Floating Crest Palace, it was reduced to dust by the lightning.
Zhao Feng’s heart shook and he seemed to gain some enlightenment. Having a personal taste of lightning, his insights into the Lightning Inheritance deepened.
He spread open his palm and several small arcs of lightning appeared.
He had finally comprehended one-tenth of the first floor of the Lightning inheritance.
“Junior Brother Zhao, Master wants to see you. The Three Clan Party will be starting.”
Outside the courtyard came Yang Gan’s voice.