Chapter 1475: Pursuing Zhang Xuan
Translator: StarveCleric Editor: Millman97
Zhang Xuan clenched his fists tightly as a violent aura quietly leaked out from his presence.
Under normal circumstances, due to the incredible distance, it should have been impossible for his Communication Jade Token to receive Zhao Ya’s message. Most likely, the message had come from Chen Leyao instead. She had probably received Zhao Ya’s call for help and used a special method to store her message and forward it to him. However, at the same time, the burden on the Communication Jade Token was likely so great that it ended up shattering.
Just what in the world had happened for her to send such a message to him?
Was she not the celebrated young court chief of the Glacier Plain Court? Could this mean that something had happened to the Glacier Plain Court?
“Teacher…” Zhang Jiuxiao said anxiously.
“Something has happened to your First Senior. I’m going to save her,” Zhang Xuan said with narrowed eyes. At that moment, his back suddenly straightened up as if a taut pillar that would shoulder even the weight of the world fearlessly.
He did not know what had happened to Zhao Ya, but as her teacher, he would protect her even if he had to venture up a mountain of blades and descend into a sea of flames to do so!
“But… how are you going to save her?” Zhang Jiuxiao asked worriedly.
He knew that this First Senior of his was the young court chief of the Glacier Plain Court, and in terms of fighting prowess, she was likely to above him and his teacher. Given so, would his teacher really be of much help there?
To make matters worse, the other party had only said three words, “Save me, Teacher”, so they had no idea what had happened at all, let alone prepare for a rescue operation!
“No matter what, as a teacher, I won’t allow the slightest harm to come to my direct disciples. This doesn’t just apply to her but you as well. This is my promise to all of you!” Zhang Xuan said.
Following which, he flicked his wrist and took out his Sanctum Head Token.
I thought that this one-time teleportation wouldn’t be of much use, but it has really come at a timely moment, Zhang Xuan thought.
When he deciphered the second seal on the Sanctum Sage Token, he had found a Teleportation Token that would transport him to a hidden dimension in the Sanctum of Sages. Initially, he had thought that it was of little use in his current situation, but from the looks of it now, it was just what he needed!
In order to find out the full story, he would have to first return to the Sanctum of Sages to figure out what had happened, but even if he rode on the Inferno Qilin, it would still take him at least half a month to return to the Sanctum of Sages.
Considering the danger that Zhao Ya was in, he could not afford to waste that much time!
However, it would be different with this Teleportation Formation. He would be able to return to the Sanctum of Sages instantaneously without wasting any time!
“Jiuxiao, I’ll be leaving first. Tell Jian Qinsheng that I’m sorry that I failed to accomplish what I promised him. If I have a chance in the future, I’ll make sure to teach that Xing Sword Saint a lesson in his stead,” Zhang Xuan said as he gripped the Sanctum Head Token in his hand tightly.
Jian Qinsheng had brought him here in the hope that he would defeat the Zhang Clan’s swordsmanship in his stead and bring honor back to him. While he did manage to defeat Zhang Xu and the others, he did not manage to compete with the head of the Zhang Clan in a duel, so strictly speaking, he had not fully completed the task that he had set out to achieve.
However, the matter with Zhao Ya was much more important than anything else. He had no choice but to abandon everything else.
“Yes, Teacher!” Zhang Jiuxiao hurriedly nodded.
Suppressing the giddiness in his head, Zhang Xuan swiftly infused his zhenqi into the Sanctum Head Token, and in the blink of an eye, the Teleportation Formation on it was activated.
A brilliant burst of light swiftly swallowed Zhang Xuan whole.
“Inferno Qilin, Netherworld Azure Dragon Beast, Vicious, we’re leaving!” Zhang Xuan yelled as he waved his hand.
The two saint beasts and Vicious immediately disappeared from the spot. Following which, Zhang Xuan’s silhouette swiftly turned incorporeal as well before vanishing without a trace.
“An Otherworldly Demon… He’s an Otherworldly Demon! Damn it!”
Right after Zhang Xuan disappeared from the spot, the First Elder emerged from the pit that he had been crushed in and howled frenziedly.
Even though he had no idea what exactly the giant head crushing down on him was, he could still clearly feel the aura and bloodline of an Otherworldly Demon Emperor from it!
In other words, not only was Zhang Xuan a soul oracle, he was also allied with the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe… or perhaps, he might even be an Otherworldly Demon himself!
For an Otherworldly Demon to disguise as a master teacher… the only ones who were capable of this feat were the Otherworldly Demon Emperors!
The truth could not have been any clearer now—Zhang Xuan was definitely an Otherworldly Demon Emperor in disguise! This would also explain why he was so bent on destroying the Zhang Clan!
Given the grudge between mankind and the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe, it was no wonder Zhang Xuan would desire to destroy the number one Sage clan!
As soon as the First Elder rose from the ground, he immediately extended his Spiritual Perception to the surroundings in order to find Zhang Xuan. However, no matter how he looked, there was not the slightest trace of the young man to be found.
“Where is he?” The First Elder turned a hostile gaze toward Zhang Jiuxiao, his voice dripping with killing intent.
He had seen how close Zhang Jiuxiao was with Zhang Xuan with his own eyes.
“Te… Zhang shi has used a Teleportation Formation to leave this area!” Zhang Jiuxiao replied with a slightly dazed look on his face, as if he was still trying to make sense out of what had happened.
“That’s impossible!” the First Elder exclaimed with bloodshot eyes. “Teleportation Formations can only be set up by Saint 9-dan cultivators, not to mention that a heavy price has to be paid with each activation. Not even the Zhang Clan has the resources to use it lightly, so how could that fellow possibly be able to teleport away?”
Teleportation Formations involved the warping of space to swiftly transport an individual from one end to the other. While 9-star formation masters were able to set up Teleportation Formations, such extreme warping of space was not easy to pull off and required a heavy price to be paid in order to accomplish it. Even as the number one Sage Clan on the Master Teacher Continent, they could not afford to use it lightly.
Otherwise, their clan head would not have left on a saint beast earlier.
Thus, how could that fellow manage to leave on a Teleportation Formation?
Zhang Wuchen flew over and said, “It was really a Teleportation Formation. I saw the disturbances in space with my own eyes.”
He had sustained severe injuries from the lightning bolt earlier, but after some recuperation, he had managed to recover sufficiently to move around.
Nevertheless, given the tattered condition that he was in, it would take at least half a month of recuperation in order for him to return to his peak state.
Hearing Zhang Wuchen’s words, the First Elder swiftly scanned the surroundings once more and noted that Zhang Xuan’s aura had indeed disappeared without leaving a trail. Gritting his teeth, he spat hoarsely, “To possess such a powerful formation despite his young age and low cultivation realm, there’s no doubt that he’s an Otherworldly Demon Emperor!”
If he still had not been too sure previously, this was more than sufficient evidence to prove his hypothesis!
Despite being in his early twenties, he possessed strength far superior to those of his peers, wielded the means of soul oracles, was capable of utilizing Otherworldly Demons’ means… and now, it had been found that he even had a priceless Teleportation Formation on him! This showed that not only was he an Otherworldly Demon Emperor—he was a rather high-ranked one too!
It was ridiculous that Yang shi would take in an Otherworldly Demon Emperor as his student!
“I, Zhang Wuheng, in my capacity as the First Elder of the Zhang Clan, command all Zhang Clan members and subordinate powers to devote all resources to pursuing Zhang Xuan. Regardless of the means they use, they are to kill him on the spot so as to safeguard the security of the Master Teacher Continent!” the First Elder bellowed.
As those words were spoken, a token flew into the air. It emanated a light glow that swiftly shrouded the entire city.
In an instant, every member of the Zhang Clan received the First Elder’s orders.
A decree from the First Elder was only second to the clan head’s decree. Once issued, all clan members were to obey it without any questions!
“Devote all resources into pursuing Zhang Xuan?”
While everyone was still bewildered by the command, the furious voice of a lady suddenly boomed across the air. “Zhang Wuheng, you brazen skunk!”