2271 Hidden Plot: Before the Divine Realm
On a moonlit night, a cold wind blew.
Zheng Yang was wiping his spear in his room when a light knock sounded outside the window.
The door opened, and a delicate figure appeared in front of him. The moonlight elongated the figure, revealing a beautiful face.
This was his junior, Wei Ruyan.
“Why are you here so late?”
Zheng Yang was a little perplexed. It was already midnight. Why couldn’t they talk about it when the sun rose?
Wei Ruyan said, “We’re going to the Divine Realm with Teacher tomorrow… Do you have any plans?”
Not expecting her to ask such a question instead of sleeping in the middle of the night, Zheng Yang was a little speechless. “Plans? What plans do I have? Without my teacher, I might still be an ordinary student in Tianxuan Kingdom, and my cultivation wouldn’t even be at the Grandmaster-Realm. As such, it’s fine as long as you listen to Teacher. I’ll do whatever Teacher tells me to do, and I’ll go wherever Teacher goes…”
Wei Ruyan turned to Zhang Xuan and asked, “If that’s the case, if you hadn’t met Teacher, would you have already married Su Feifei and prepared to start a family?”
Back then, Su Feifei was the girl who abandoned Zheng Yang. Later on, she went to look for Yun Xiang from the Yun Clan of the saint clans, who turned out to be a pickup artist. Before entering the Ancient Lands on the Master Teacher Continent, Zheng Yang had Wei Ruyan impersonate her as his girlfriend to look for Yun Xiang.
Not expecting her to bring this up, Zheng Yang felt a little awkward. “Of course not. I… I will definitely work hard to cultivate my spearmanship and try to condense Spear Intent so that I can become an expert like Elder Wang!”
Wei Ruyan nodded in agreement. “That’s true. Since she isn’t interested in you, you can only cultivate spearmanship!”
She had truly touched a sore point. Zheng Yang’s face turned livid. “Junior Ruyan, are you here to pick a fight with me? If you really have something against me, we can have a duel!”
Even though the other party’s attack was very powerful, as the former head of the Combat Master Hall, he wasn’t afraid of the other party at all.
“Do you want to fight?”
Wei Ruyan was stunned for a moment before she sneered coldly. “Serves you right for being single!”
She turned around and walked back.
For a beauty like her to come looking for him in the middle of the night, even if she didn’t have any romantic thoughts, he shouldn’t have made a move…
Just as she was complaining in his heart, a fat figure walked out from behind the tree with a bouquet of flowers in his hand.
It was Yuan Tao.
The fatty passed the flowers over with a smile. “The night is long. I thought that I was the only one who couldn’t fall asleep. I didn’t expect Junior Sister Ruyan to not be asleep either…”
Wei Ruyan raised her eyelids, and a poisonous gas began swirling around her fingertip. “Do you want to die?”
Yuan Tao’s lips twitched and he wanted to cry. “Of course not…”
She ran over to look for Zheng Yang. Zheng Yang wanted to beat her up, but she didn’t say anything. However, Yuan Tao gave her flowers, and she wanted to kill him…
They were both Senior Brothers. However, he was simply a convenient target!
Was it really good to be an attractive person?
Wei Ruyan said, “If you don’t want to die, scram back to sleep immediately!”
Walking back, Yuan Tao was just about to toss the flowers away when he suddenly thought of something. He walked over to another room and knocked on the door.
A moment later, the door opened.
Wang Ying timidly popped her head out. “Junior Brother Yuan Tao? Ah, such beautiful flowers. Are they for me?”
Yuan Tao hurriedly nodded. “I specially flew over a hundred kilometers to pick these flowers for you. Do you like them?”
“I like them!”
Nodding her head, Wang Ying sniffed at the flower petals, and her eyes curved into crescent moons. “It smells so good. Thank you, Junior Yuan Tao. I’ll display it right away… Forget it, we’ll be heading to the Divine Realm tomorrow. They won’t be able to survive even if I display it. It just so happens that Junior Ruyan likes flowers too. I’ll send it over to her!”
The corner of Yuan Tao’s mouth twitched, and he hurriedly waved his hands. “She likes poison, so she definitely doesn’t like flowers. It’s better not to give her flowers. Besides, it’s already so late, so I think that she must be asleep already…”
“She’s not asleep. She was chatting with me just now. She should have just returned. I’ll go look for her now!”
Wang Ying walked toward Wei Ruyan’s room with a smile on her face. However, before she could reach Wei Ruyan’s room, Wei Ruyan walked out and looked at Yuan Tao with a faint smile on her face. “Senior Yuan, this bouquet of flowers is really useful. You gave it to me first before giving it to Senior Wang Ying… If Senior Wang didn’t want it, were you going to give it to Senior Zhao Ya?”
Beads of sweat appeared on Yuan Tao’s forehead as he hurriedly waved his hands. “How could there be such a thing? I was just thinking that since I’ve already plucked it, wouldn’t it be a waste if I don’t give it to a beauty… Cough cough, I still have something on, so I’ll take my leave first!”
With that, he turned around and ran. However, before he could walk far, he tripped over something and fell to the ground.
Turning around, Zhang Xuan saw a thick tree root that had poked out from the ground at some point in time. Not too far away, a massive tree had been enchanted by someone, and its lush leaves were whipping toward him.
Yuan Tao knew that the branches wouldn’t be able to harm him even if they were to land on his body. However, as long as he stopped the branches, the two girls would definitely not let him go. With a tap of his foot, Yuan Tao charged forward.
As soon as Yuan Tao’s body came into contact with the tree branch, he activated his Emperor’s Bloodline. Unable to withstand it any longer, the tree exploded. Just as Yuan Tao was about to make use of the opportunity to escape, he suddenly felt his entire body go numb, and the strength in his body gushed out like a tidal wave.
He narrowed their eyes in shock.
No matter how stupid he was, he knew that he had been tricked!
Not only had the tree been enchanted by Senior Wang Ying, but Wei Ruyan had also sprinkled poison powder on it. As a result of the collision, the poison had already seeped into his body.
The powerful True Essence roared like a true dragon, and the numbness in his body immediately eased.
At his cultivation realm, unless it was a poison from the Divine Realm, it would not be able to harm him at all.
“Are you trying to leave? Stay behind!”
Wang Ying shouted.
Clearly, she had also realized that Yuan Tao had given one bouquet to two people. She was a little displeased.
Following her words, the surrounding trees came to life. Leaves and roots rushed toward Yuan Tao. In the blink of an eye, he was completely sealed in all directions.
Once a Spirit Awakener reached a certain level of cultivation, they would be able to control everything in the world.
“Senior Sister, save me!”
If he were to force his way through, he would definitely be able to get out. However, this would only further infuriate the two girls. Thus, Yuan Tao had no choice but to stop and look at a room not too far away.
During his escape earlier, he had already reached Zhao Ya’s doorstep.
Zhao Ya walked out and looked at the disheveled fatty. He couldn’t help but smile. “That’s right, we should teach him a lesson! He deserves to be unlucky for teasing his senior and junior!”
Although he was in the room just now, there was already a fight outside. With his strength, how could he not know what had happened?
At this moment, Lu Chong and the others walked out as well. They were all standing at the side, watching the show.
In an instant, Yuan Tao’s face reddened.
“Since everyone can’t sleep, I’ll give you another lesson!”
At this moment, Zhang Xuan heard a commotion and walked out.
Everyone was stunned, and they felt like crying.
Their teacher’s lessons were very good, but… They were going on a long trip tomorrow. They wanted to rest well today.
“Why? Aren’t you willing?”
Zhang Xuan frowned.
“I don’t dare…” No one dared to say anything else.
Zhang Xuan smiled faintly. A unique charm of the Great Dao flowed slowly from his mouth. At first, the crowd was still wide awake, but the more they listened to him, the more drowsy they became. Before long, they had all fallen asleep.
Knowing that such a situation would occur, Zhang Xuan smiled and waved his hand.
The disciples immediately rose into the air and returned to their rooms.
As they were about to go to an unknown location, everyone felt a little nervous. Otherwise, Wei Ruyan wouldn’t have gone to look for Zheng Yang, and Yuan Tao wouldn’t have picked flowers… As a teacher, how could he not know?
Therefore, the so-called lecture was actually a hypnosis session!
They would have a good sleep and deal with the danger in their best mental state at dawn.
After settling his students down, Zhang Xuan lay down on a thick tree branch and gazed into the brilliant starry sky. A smile crept onto his lips as he murmured, “Divine Realm, I’m coming!”
Plot Supplement: Qiqi
In the Subterranean Gallery .
In the Luo Clan’s military camp.
The Clan Leader, Luo Ganzhen, frowned and asked, “What’s going on up ahead?”
First Elder Luo Qingchen’s face turned livid. “Sovereign Chen Yong schemed against us and caused us to suffer a huge loss. Ninety percent of the valley guarded by the Luo Clan has already been taken away, and the rest could be lost at any moment. In the battle yesterday, more than two hundred clan members were sacrificed. Furthermore, my nephew, Luo Longfei, has yet to return…”
The war between mankind and the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe had lasted for ten thousand years, and there had been countless battles of various sizes. For so many of their tribesmen to die at once, it was not a major battle, but it was definitely not a small one either.
Narrowing his eyes, Luo Ganzhen took a deep breath and made a decision. “The saint clans of the Master Teacher Pavilion have been guarding the Subterranean Gallery for tens of thousands of years, and they have sacrificed countless predecessors and master teachers for this. We can’t afford to make a loss in our generation… Please bring the Dimension Silencer over!”
Luo Qingchen’s expression changed drastically. “The Dimension Silencer harnesses the power of space. If it were to be activated, it would be able to withstand the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe’s attack and even push them back. However… Without such a pure bloodline in the clan, it is simply impossible for it to exert its full might!”
“I know, I have my ways…”
Luo Ganzhen shook his head.
“Could it be that…”
Recovering from his shock, Luo Qingchen’s expression changed drastically, and his voice trembled as he said, “Clan Leader, do you want to do that? Absolutely not! They are all your flesh and blood…”
Luo Ganzhen gritted his teeth. “Then… Do you have a better idea?”
The First Elder was speechless.
If there was another way, why would he be forced to this extent?
Luo Ganzhen continued, “I know that it’s unfair to them, but… if you can sacrifice your descendants, why can’t I? If the valley falls, we will be the sinners of mankind. How can we face our ancestors and Master Kong’s teachings after our deaths?”
Luo Qingchen still wanted to say something, but he chose to remain silent in the end. Gritting his teeth, he replied, “Yes, I’ll go now!”
After which, he turned around and walked out. Not too long later, the five young men returned to the room. Upon seeing the Clan Leader, they clasped their fists and greeted, “Father!”
The oldest was only in his twenties, while the youngest was only 13 years old. His face was filled with immaturity.
They were the five sons of Luo Ganzhen.
Suppressing his grief, the Clan Leader of the Luo Clan turned to Zhang Xuan and said, “Given the current situation, I believe that the First Elder has already told you about the decision you should make. I hope that you can make a decision as soon as possible!”
At this moment, there was no hesitation in the eyes of the five youngsters. “To be able to defeat the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe and save everyone, even though we are still young, we will not back down.”
“Father, you’ve taught us since we were young to imitate our ancestors and become qualified master teachers. Now that it’s time for the test, how can we run away?”
“If the nest collapses, there will be no eggs left intact! If the human race can’t hold on, we will still die…”
“As expected of my children!”
There was no fear in their eyes. Instead, their expressions were steadfast. Seeing this, Luo Ganzhen’s eyes welled up with tears. With a flick of his wrist, a sphere appeared before him, and it floated quietly in the air.
It was entirely jade-green in color, and it didn’t seem eye-catching at all. However, when one’s spirit entered it, one would immediately feel an immense tearing sensation. It was as if space couldn’t withstand it.
This was the ultimate treasure of the Luo Family, the Dimension Silencer!
The five youths immediately surrounded the Dimension Silencer and sat cross-legged on the ground.
As they circulated their auras, droplets of blood essence were extracted from their bodies. The Dimension Silencer absorbed their pure bloodline and slowly rotated, generating powerful energy.
As more and more blood essence was absorbed, the faces of the five youths turned extremely pale.
The five of them were the core lineage of the Luo Clan, and their bloodlines were the purest, even surpassing their father’s. Thus, even though Luo Ganzhen’s strength far surpassed theirs, it was still impossible for him to activate the Dimension Silencer.
At this moment, the door to the room was pushed open. A middle-aged woman who was pregnant rushed in with an eight or nine-year-old child. When she saw the actions of the five youths, her vision darkened, and she roared, “Luo Ganzhen, what are you doing? They’re all your flesh and blood…”
Not expecting her to appear, Luo Ganzhen hurriedly said, “Wife, you are pregnant. How can you come here? Luo Xuanqing, bring your mother back!”
The eight or nine-year-old child shrank his neck when he heard his father’s reprimand. “Mother, let’s go back…”
“I’m not leaving! Unless you kill me today, don’t even think about letting me leave…”
Mrs. Luo was so agitated that it caused miscarriage symptoms, making her stomach hurt.
Just as Luo Ganzhen was about to step forward to support her, the ground suddenly shook violently, as if there was an earthquake.
Everyone hurriedly raised their heads, only to see that the last tenth of the valley was already at its limits. Countless Otherworldly Demon experts were rushing over.
Behind them was the Master Teacher Continent. Retreating would mean destruction.
“It’s too late…”
Seeing that they had lost their base and that the entire Luo Clan was at stake, Luo Xuanzhu, who was the oldest among the young men, said with a determined look in his eyes, “Brothers, we don’t have time to sacrifice our bloodlines bit by bit. Let’s just begin!”
The other four nodded simultaneously.
“Father, Mother, forgive us for being unfilial. We won’t be able to serve you in the future. Xuan Qing, take good care of your parents and your unborn sister…”
At their level of strength, even if the child was not born, they would know if it was a boy or a girl.
As soon as those words were spoken, the bodies of Luo Xuanzhu and the others split open at the same time. The pure bloodlines of the five sons flowed into the Dimension Silencer. After receiving the nourishment of their bloodlines, the Dimension Silencer immediately released a shocking power.
Seeing her five sons die before her eyes, the middle-aged woman couldn’t help but faint.
“Xuan Zhu, Xuan Ling, Xuan Ye, Xuan Zhen, Xuan Hu…”
With bloodshot eyes, Luo Ganzhen’s body trembled uncontrollably.
Even though he knew the outcome in his heart, he still felt a piercing pain when he saw them sacrifice themselves without hesitation.
However, now was not the time to think about this.
“Otherworldly Demons, I’ll fight you to the death…”
After recovering from his grief, Luo Ganzhen made a grabbing motion in the air, and the Dimension Silencer appeared in his palm. With a loud bang, the Dimension Silencer fell onto the Otherworldly Demons.
In the blink of an eye, thousands of Otherworldly Demon experts were reduced to ashes.
Strength was unleashed as if it was free of charge, and the Dimension Silencer rushed forward crazily.
In less than ten minutes, the valley that the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe had just conquered was cleared out and returned to the hands of the Luo Clan.
At this moment, this clan-protecting treasure seemed to have exhausted its strength and became dim again. It returned to the room and spun.
Only then did Luo Ganzhen feel weak all over. A mouthful of blood spurted out of his mouth, and his aura was a little weak.
This magic treasure was too powerful. Even with the help from the bloodline of his five sons, it still exhausted his strength and resulted in serious internal injuries. It seemed that it would be very difficult for him to recover without a few years of rest.
Without bothering to adjust his breathing, he walked up to his unconscious wife and said, “Wife…”
A wave of qi traveled through her body, and the middle-aged woman slowly woke up. She thought of her sons and felt pain again. However, this emotion did not last long. Her expression changed slightly. She clutched her stomach and trembled non-stop. “My stomach hurts…”
Luo Qingchen made a quick diagnosis before explaining, “Mistress must have experienced a miscarriage. I’ll go get a physician right away…”
For the sake of the clan and mankind, the Clan Leader had already lost five sons. Another bad thing could not happen. Otherwise, no matter how strong a person was, they would collapse.
Just as the First Elder was about to leave, the Dimension Silencer in the air suddenly flashed and entered Mrs. Luo’s stomach.
Everyone was stunned on the spot.
Since the Dimension Silencer was passed down from the Luo Clan’s ancestors, only the purest bloodline could activate it. Such a situation had never happened before.
Was it good or bad?
Luo Ganzhen trembled slightly as he looked at his wife. Realizing that the latter was no longer in as much pain as before, he slowly opened his eyes.
“Wife, how are you?”
“I… I think I’m about to give birth…”
After struggling for a moment, the middle-aged woman gritted her teeth.
“I’ll look for the midwife now…”
She did not know if it was because of the Dimension Silencer or because she was too sad, but the delivery did not go smoothly. After a day and night, the child was finally born. It was a girl.
At this moment, the Dimension Silencer, the most precious treasure of the Luo Clan that even the Luo Clan’s Clan Leader found difficult to activate, was in her hands. Without the powerful aura from before, it was like a toy.
In a flash, Luo Ganzhen’s eyes reddened in realization.
It was the blood essence and souls of his five sons that caused the spirituality of the Dimension Silencer to choose his youngest daughter. This was a gift from his five sons…
While he was deep in thought, he heard his youngest son, Luo Xuanqing, shouting anxiously. He hurriedly turned his gaze over, only to realize that after giving birth to his daughter, his wife’s energy had been completely depleted. Unable to hold on any longer, she had simply passed away.
He was a Saint-Realm pinnacle expert, and his wife wasn’t weak either. Yet, even with such strength, she still wasn’t able to hold on. It was obvious how much strength this child had expended.
After burying his wife and children, Luo Ganzhen looked at his daughter lovingly and said, “You are my seventh child, so let’s call you… Qiqi!”