Chapter 327: Purple Sun Immortal World’s Divine Might Planet, White Lotus Lifeless Sect
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The place where Cui Heng left his Spirit Guide was in Changfeng Prefecture City.
He had returned through the Myriad Heavens Teleportation Immortal Incantation and naturally appeared here.
However, after 200 years, this place was no longer the same.
What should have been the State Overseer’s Office had become an auditorium.
Only the layout of the foundation and the bricks on the outside of the courtyard could barely be seen as how it looked 200 years ago.
This was no longer the place where he had once handled political affairs and arranged various matters.
“There’s red silk hanging on the door frame, colorful flags floating on the flagpole, and firecrackers that have just been lit on the ground. There’s the sound of horns outside. Looks like a ceremony is being held here?”
Cui Heng observed the surrounding situation and smiled. “To be in the mood to hold such a ceremony, it means that the lives of the people are not bad. I wonder if this is still the Great Wei Dynasty.”
200 years ago, when he left Daozhou Star, it was still the Wang Family’s Great Wei Dynasty that ruled this land.
If the Great Wei Dynasty was still around, it would be 280 years old.
It was not a short period of time.
“Eh? Young man, why are you still here? The Sacred Lotus Assembly is about to begin.”
At this moment, an old man walked out of the hall and said with a smile, “If you’re late, you won’t be in time for the vegetarian food given by the Saintess.”
Sacred Lotus Assembly?
Cui Heng was stunned when he heard this and looked at the old man.
Under his Dharma Eye, he immediately discovered the old man’s abnormality, but he did not expose him. Instead, he smiled and said, “I’ll go over now. Old Sir, aren’t you going?”
“No, no. I’m old.” The old man waved his hand gently and smiled. “The vegetarian food bestowed by the Saintess is good for you young people. There’s a limit to the amount. I won’t fight with you all for it.”
“But I see that you have Deva blood flowing in your body, and there’s also a Dharma Idol brewing in your Niwan Palace. You clearly have the appearance of a Heaven Immortal,” Cui Heng said with a smile. “Why do you say that you’re old?”
“You?!” The old man’s eyes widened as he looked at Cui Heng in disbelief. He was extremely shocked. “How did you…”
“Shh!” Cui Heng shook his head gently and said, “Don’t make a sound first. Follow me out to take a look.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the old man could not help but shut his mouth. Then, he realized that he had actually lost the ability to speak.
Not only could he not speak, he could not even make a sound.
Whether it was shouting, slapping his hands, or stomping his feet, he could not make a single sound.
He seemed to have been isolated from the normal world and could not make any sound at all.
This was an experience he had never experienced before, and it was an extreme fear he had never felt before.
“Who is he? Who is he?! He can actually make a Heaven Immortal like me, unable to make a sound?!”
The old man roared in his heart in horror, “Mystic Deity? Golden Immortal?! The true experts of this Zuishou Star have finally appeared? Our identities have been exposed?”
One doubt after another surfaced in his mind.
He also wanted to escape, but he realized that he could not do it at all. In front of this young man, he could not even think of escaping.
Both his body and will were telling him—
You shouldn’t escape, and you can’t escape. If you try to escape, you’re courting death.
Hence, he could only follow behind Cui Heng.
After Cui Heng walked out of the hall, he saw a very spacious street outside.
The restaurant that opened on the opposite street 200 years ago had long disappeared. Now, it has become a huge square.
At this moment, a dense crowd was gathered in the square. There seemed to be two to three thousand people. There were men and women, but they were all crowded together, surrounding the central platform.
On the high platform was a lotus carved from white jade. Sitting on it was a young girl in a colorful dress.
This girl looked to be only 15 or 16 years old. Her brows were clearly still young, but her facial features were extremely beautiful, giving off a charming feeling.
However, her aura was filled with holiness.
These feelings were very strange when intertwined, but it was very easy for people to lock their gazes on her. Then, they could no longer look away.
“A Limitless Golden Immortal.” Cui Heng could tell the girl’s cultivation realm at a glance and could not help but be puzzled. He thought to himself, “It’s impossible for Huo San and the Hong River Water God not to have discovered her, but they didn’t care. Is it because she didn’t show any intention of doing harm?”
At this moment, this young girl was giving food to the people gathered here.
These vegetarian dishes were very ordinary. There were only a few pieces of dried tofu and a few fruits. However, the way she took out these vegetarian dishes was very special.
The people gathered here would kowtow respectfully under the white jade lotus platform.
Then, the girl would extend her moon-white right hand and gently grab the sky. The vegetarian food would appear in her hand out of thin air. With a light shake of her wrist, the vegetarian food would automatically appear in front of the person kowtowing.
“This is the Saintess of your Divine Lotus Sect?” Cui Heng looked at the old man beside him and said indifferently, “How long has this situation lasted?”
“It only started in the last two years. This, this is the third time… I can speak?!” The old man touched his mouth in extreme shock, then knelt on the ground with a plop and shouted, “Exalted Immortal, spare me!”
His voice was very loud, and he even used his True Essence. It was enough for everyone to hear him for miles.
However, the surrounding people acted as if they did not hear anything and did not react at all.
“There’s no need to play tricks. No one can see us, and no one can hear us.” Cui Heng looked at the old man with a faint smile and chuckled. “If I ask and you answer, you might be able to live. How does that sound?”
“Thank, thank you, Exalted Immortal!” The old man said with a trembling voice, his heart filled with fear.
This person could actually hide from a Limitless Golden Immortal like the Saintess!
Was he a Sage?!
There was actually a Sage on Zuishou Star?!
How could this be?!
“Where did you come from and when did you arrive?” Cui Heng asked in a low voice.
“Exalted Immortal, we are disciples of the White Lotus Lifeless Sect on the Divine Might Planet of the Purple Sun Immortal World.” The old man’s breathing suddenly became much calmer, and he could actually speak smoothly.
“We arrived here 50 years ago.”
It seemed that this so-called White Lotus Lifeless Sect had given him some confidence.
Zhongjing, Great Wei Imperial Palace.
40 years ago, the Great Wei Imperial Palace modified the country’s administrative divisions.
At the same time, they changed the official system and divided the power of the place.
The original 24 states had been changed to 24 provinces, and the position of State Overseer, which originally controlled the finances of a state, was removed.
Instead, they set up a political envoy, an inspection envoy, and a military commander in each province to separate the military and supervisory positions.
The 100 miles of land in the capital was separately designated as the Imperial Capital.
The remaining parts of the Central Continent were separately divided into provinces. They were called the Zhili Central Capital, or Zhili for short. There were three envoys to handle military affairs.
To the entire Great Wei, this decree could be said to have changed things drastically. It was simply like a change in dynasty.
Moreover, it was done in the 240th year of the founding of the Great Wei.
It was originally an impossible decree.
After all, the State Overseers had wielded great power for many years, and there were also new forces that had risen in the past 200 years. It was easier said than done to split the power into three.
However, Emperor Changwu, Wang Chen, who had only been on the throne for 12 years, actually did it.
Hence, the central authority of the Great Wei Dynasty became unprecedentedly powerful. It was difficult for the local officials to become powerful again. It actually allowed this dynasty that was already old to regain its vitality.
It was already the 52nd year of Changwu. The Great Wei Dynasty was still flowering, and the prosperity of this era far exceeded the previous Emperors’ era.
At this moment, Wang Chen was already 85 years old. However, he had been cultivating diligently and had already become a Human Immortal. He still looked to be in his thirties.
However, according to the rules set by Emperor Taizu, the throne could only be held for 60 years at most.
Therefore, there were only eight years left before he had to abdicate.
In recent years, Wang Chen no longer cared about government affairs. Most of the time, he let the Crown Prince govern the country.
He had built a temple in the depths of the palace and named it “White Sacred Palace”.
He even invited a Daoist priest to preach.
At the same time, he asked for guidance on the Martial Dao.
Today was the day that Wang Chen would go to listen to the scriptures.
He arrived at the White Sacred Palace in his usual Daoist robe, but he did not see the Daoist priest sitting on the meditation cushion.
Instead, he stood outside the palace, his gaze seemingly looking into the distance.
“Daoist Shen, what are you looking at?” Wang Chen leaned over and asked curiously.
“I’m looking at the future of the Divine Lotus Sect.” Shen Baisheng turned around and cupped his hands. He smiled and said, “Greetings, Your Majesty. Do you still want to hear this poor monk preach the scriptures today?”
“Daoist Priest, you’re worried about the future of the Church right now. How can I let you preach the scriptures again?” Wang Chen shook his head gently and said with a concerned expression, “May I know why you’re worried?”
“Your Majesty, which province is the furthest from here?” Shen Baisheng pointed in the direction he had just looked.
“That is the Bachuan Province…” As soon as Wang Chen said this, he suddenly smiled and said, “I understand. Daoist Priest is worried about the Immortal Dawn Sect. Hahaha, Daoist Priest is overthinking.
Actually, you can relax. Although the Immortal Dawn Sect is the number one sect in the world and has many mighty figures and powerful strength, it has always been kind to others and will never suppress new sects.”
“But I’m still a little worried. After all, we’re outsiders.” Shen Baisheng put on a worried expression and sighed. “We haven’t interacted with the Immortal Dawn Sect yet, so I can’t help but feel apprehensive.”
“Didn’t the Dragon God of Fengzhou and the Water God of Honghe not stop you from preaching?” Wang Chen said curiously, “With the support of these two, there’s no need for you to worry, right?”
“Those two seniors have long stopped caring about the affairs of the world. They just saw that my sect was good, so they didn’t stop us. However, the Immortal Dawn Sect is still a sect after all…” Shen Baisheng shook his head and said,” It won’t be good if they say that my sect accidentally offended a disciple of the Immortal Dawn Sect. ”
“Yes, that’s true.” Wang Chen nodded slightly and said, “How about this? Our Great Wei has some connections with the Immortal Dawn Sect.
“As the Emperor of Great Wei, I’ll send an invitation to invite a Golden Immortal from the Immortal Dawn Sect to the capital for a banquet. I’ll let you use this opportunity to meet with them and talk. How about that?”
“Thank you, Your Majesty!” Shen Baisheng immediately cupped his hands and bowed, his heart filled with extreme joy.
He finally had a chance to complete his mission on Daozhou Star!