Chapter 1791 – A Long Awaited Reunion
Zhang Xuan could not help but recall the very first time that he had met Luo Ruoxin.
The moment that he had laid eyes on her, his heart had started beating swiftly. It was a feeling of inexplicable intimacy, as if he had known her for a lifetime. He had found himself descending into a spiral of fondness for her that he could not extricate himself from.
Holding her hand tightly, they had escaped from a horde of beasts and entered a cavern. However, due to an incompatibility between his body and soul, he had fallen into a coma shortly after…
Not much later, he had reunited with her at the Hongyuan Master Teacher Academy. He had attempted to use his Library of Heaven’s Path on her, only to fall into a coma shortly after. When he woke up, he had found that his Library of Heaven’s Path had been upgraded.
When he realized that he was unable to peer into Luo Ruoxin’s identity through the Library of Heaven’s Path, he had thought that it was because she possessed the Discarnate Constitution of Divination, so he had never bothered to ponder too deeply into it.
However, at that moment, he felt that things were not as simple as they seemed.
A thought surfaced in Zhang Xuan’s mind.
When she left, I grabbed her palm and felt a surge of warmth flowing through my body. I didn’t think too much into it, but could it be that she placed the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn into my Library of Heaven’s Path back then?
Luo Ruoxin had vanished into a dimension rift right before his eyes. In order to stop her from leaving, he had attempted to hold onto her, but it was to no avail. Shortly after she disappeared, he had also fallen into a coma as a result of a jolt from the Library of Heaven’s Path…
Could she have used that opportunity to gift the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn to him?
“Wasn’t the reason that she descended onto the Master Teacher Continent to obtain the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn? Why did she pass it over to me?”
Luo Ruoxin’s identity as the Spirit God had already been confirmed, and her motive for descending to the Master Teacher Continent was likely to procure the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn. Since that was the case… why would she place the codex with him after all the effort that she had put into obtaining it?
From the looks of it, it seemed like the prowess of the codex had diminished significantly from the first time that he had seen it. What did she do with the codex in the short period of time between taming it and passing it on to him?
Many doubts filled Zhang Xuan’s mind, leaving him feeling deeply uncertain.
In the time that he had known Luo Ruoxin, the latter had refused to reveal her identity under the pretext that it was for his own good. He had indeed felt a little resentful toward Luo Ruoxin after realizing that she was the Spirit God, but at that moment, he felt that the secrets that she had been bottling up ran deeper than that. He had a strong feeling that she was not lying to him at all.
A secret that concerned the Library of Heaven’s Path and the Great Codex of Spring and Autumn… Perhaps, it could be a matter that would even rattle the heavens themselves. As the saying went, the secrets of the heavens must not be spoken aloud. Perhaps, she actually had legitimate reasons for hiding her identity from him.
Regardless what her true identity is, I’ll definitely find her and uncover the truth…
Zhang Xuan thought determinedly before burying everything at the bottom of his heart.
He would require an immense amount of power if he wanted to come close to the truth, and the current him was simply way too weak.
At the very least, he would have to become an Ancient Sage and obtain the powers of a Dimension Shatterer realm expert. Otherwise, he would forever remain restricted by the dimension barrier around the Master Teacher Continent, unable to leave its confines.
Returning his consciousness to his body, Zhang Xuan took a deep breath and brought himself back to the present.
With his state of mind reaching a level comparable to Ancient Sages, he was able to control his thoughts and emotions precisely, which allowed him to remain rational at all times.
Seeing that Zhang Xuan was done with his cultivation, Wu Chen looked over and reported, “Young Master, we are about to come into the vicinity of the capital of the Spirit Tribe. It would be dangerous for us to fly over openly without understanding the current circumstances, so I suggest that we land for the time being!”
“Let’s land a little further ahead then.” Zhang Xuan nodded in agreement.
The beast that they were riding on at the moment was a Great Sage 2-dan beast, and to enter the capital atop such a powerful beast would surely draw attention to them. To be safe, it would be best for them to lie low and land in the vicinity.
With their disguise capabilities, they should be able to sneak in without any trouble.
So, they flew on for a little longer. Just as the capital appeared by the horizon, they had the aerial beast land on the ground. They swiftly altered their appearance before journeying over to the capital.
In the midst of their journey, a thought suddenly popped into Zhang Xuan’s mind, and he asked, “Right, Wu Chen. Can you show me a punch?”
“You want me to show you a punch?” Wu Chen was slightly taken aback by the request.
Nevertheless, he still executed a punch without much hesitation.
Due to the injuries that he had sustained, he was unable to draw upon his full strength. Nevertheless, a resounding sonic boom still rippled through the air, and a pitch-black rift appeared in the space ahead.
Zhang Xuan narrowed his eyes in astonishment, but it was not in response to the incredible strength that Wu Chen had exerted.
It was not without reason that he had asked Wu Chen to execute a punch. Rather, he had wanted to examine the capabilities of the Library of Heaven’s Path after the most upgrade.
As he had hoped, the inspection capabilities of the Library of Heaven’s Path had been enhanced as well.
During his time in the Temple of Confucius, he had realized that he was unable to see through an Ancient Sage’s flaws just by looking at the other party’s battle technique. Instead, he had to come into direct contact with the other party’s blood essence in order to compile a book. However, as soon as Wu Chen executed his move, several books had immediately been compiled. Each of them detailed his flaws elaborately, and even more surprisingly… there were solutions for some of the simpler flaws!
The effects of this upgrade sure were incredible!
To be able to peer even into the flaws of Ancient Sages… this effectively meant that Ancient Sages were unable to conceal secrets from him anymore. With this, he would be in a better position to deal with them.
This very notion made Zhang Xuan’s face redden in agitation.
He had thought that it was already amazing for the Library of Heaven’s Path to conjure a room where time moved ten times faster, but to think that its inspection abilities would be enhanced immensely as well!
As long as he could use Vicious and the Infernal Blacksaber carefully, even with the limitations of his cultivation, he should be able to kill ordinary Ancient Sages with ease.
“Young Master…” Seeing Zhang Xuan staring at him with gleaming eyes, Wu Chen could not help but frown in confusion.
Pulling himself back from his thoughts, Zhang Xuan quickly shook his head and replied, “Ah, it’s nothing much!”
Naturally, the matter concerning the Library of Heaven’s Path could not be spoken of too lightly. Looking at Wu Chen, he asked, “Since the circumstances in the capital is uncertain at the moment, do you have any ideas as to what we should do? Should we head straight in and attempt to investigate the situation personally, or do you have any subordinates stationed in the area whom we could liaise with?”
Despite Wu Chen’s childish appearance, he was, in fact, the highest leader of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe, Sovereign Chen Yong. There was no way that he could have led the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe for so many years without wits. Since he dared to venture back to the capital, he was bound to already have a plan in mind.
“Young Master, I found myself a successor while I was journeying around the Master Teacher Continent. His character and aptitude are excellent, and he’s extremely loyal to me. I have already contacted him and informed him of our arrival, so we should see him very soon. Through him, we will be able to find out about the happenings within the capital and come up with a countermeasure to deal with those two b*stards,” Wu Chen replied.
“That’s good.” Zhang Xuan nodded in response.
Since the person whom Wu Chen was liaising with was his successor, he should be someone whom they could trust.
It would be meaningless for them to plan anything before they received concrete news about what was truly happening within the capital.
The two of them traveled forward a little longer before finally arriving at the meeting location that Wu Chen had agreed on with his successor. They waited for around an hour before they saw a towering Otherworldly Demon walking over from the direction of the capital.
This Otherworldly Demon had a dark body. As soon as he caught sight of Zhang Xuan and Wu Chen, he immediately made his way over and kneeled on the floor.
“Paying respects to Your Majesty!”
“Rise!” Wu Chen replied nonchalantly. With a wave of his hand, he constructed an isolation barrier around them before asking, “Did anyone see you?”
“I made sure that no one was following me before sneaking here,” the Otherworldly Demon reported.
Hearing that he had not been followed, Wu Chen heaved a sigh of relief before gesturing toward Zhang Xuan. “Good. Allow me to introduce to you. This young man here is my Young Master. If I meet with any mishap, you are to listen to him…”
“Yes!” Hearing that the great Sovereign Chen Yong, the highest leader of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe, was actually addressing another man as ‘Young Master’, the Otherworldly Demon was visibly taken aback for a moment before hurriedly turning his sights toward the young man.
When he saw the other party, his body subconsciously jolted a little.
Despite the unfamiliar appearance, the disposition and aura that the young man emanated left him with a feeling of déjà vu, as if he had met him somewhere before.
Just as he was trying to make sense of this feeling, he heard an astonished voice in his mind. “Liu Yang? What are you doing here?”