Library Of Heaven's Path Chapter 1844
Translator: StarveCleric Editor: Millman97
The extent of Sovereign Chen Yong’s injuries was horrifying. Not only were his foundations completely ruined, even his soul had started to dissipate as a result of the overwhelming traumas that he had sustained!
When Sovereign Chen Yong decided to go against the two Sovereigns and exact vengeance, he had never intended to continue living after dealing with them. Who could have thought that his young master would actually grant such a precious opportunity to him?
If he had only acknowledged Zhang Xuan due to his relationship with the Spirit God previously, at that very moment, he had really submitted to the other party at heart.
Even though his young master was unreliable at times, and he would often disregard rules and conventions, he was a person who stood by his principles. No matter how difficult things got, that was one thing that he would never abandon!
Perhaps this was where his true charm lay. It might be why his disciples and tamed beasts willingly devoted their lives to him.
“Teacher…” Liu Yang clenched his fists tightly.
If he had been in his teacher’s position, he would never have given away the opportunity bestowed by the deity so easily to save the life of another. It seemed like there was still a huge gap between the two of them.
“It’s an honor to have a master like this!” Ancient Sage Allfire also nodded in agitation.
What was most fearsome for a tamed beast was for it to have entrusted their life into the hands of someone who cared not for their wellbeing. But along the way, his master had been shown to be extremely thoughtful and considerate, and he had never forced him to do anything against his will after that either. He would willingly give up his life for such a master!
The same thoughts surfaced in Ancient Sage Mo Ling’s mind as well. Everyone who witnessed the scene had some thoughts of their own, and complex emotions rippled in their eyes.
“Young Master, there’s no reason to save me. Don’t waste such a precious opportunity on me…” Sovereign Chen Yong struggled to shake his head.
He knew how invaluable the favor of a cultivator could be. If Zhang Xuan just asked for power, he might even be able to achieve an immediate breakthrough to the Dimension Shatterer realm! It was a waste to use this precious opportunity on a dying person like him.
“I can decide for myself whether this is worth it or not!” Zhang Xuan said before turning to the silhouette in the sky. “How about it? Since the Spirit God has asked you to help me, surely you won’t turn down my request, right?”
“He…” The silhouette lowered her gaze to look at Sovereign Chen Yong before asking with a deep frown, “Are you sure this is your request?”
“I am certain.” Zhang Xuan nodded.
“Very well then…”
The silhouette pondered for a brief moment before continuing. “His lifeforce has been severely depleted, such that it’s impossible for him to survive in this energy-deficient world anymore. His only chance is for me to take him to the Azure. However, I’ll suffer the backlash of the laws of this world if I attempt to breach the dimension barrier and bring someone over… I’ll bring his soul over and try to mend it, but there’s nothing I can do about his body!”
“That’s fine by me.” Zhang Xuan heaved a sigh of relief.
As a soul oracle, he knew that the foundation of life lay within the soul. As long as the soul remained existent, it would just take a bit of effort to construct a suitable body for one.
The silhouette lowered her hand and grasped lightly.
The next moment, Sovereign Chen Yong’s head crooked to one side as he breathed his last breath. However, his soul appeared in the grasp of the silhouette before being swiftly sealed by a unique surge of energy.
After that was done, the silhouette slowly rose back into the dimension rift as she faded more and more. She was going to breach the dimension barrier and return to her world.
All of a sudden, she stopped for a moment and said, “I finally understand why the Spirit God feels so deeply for you… However, your journey to seek her will be fraught with difficulties. I hope that you can persist regardless of the hardship you face…”
After saying her piece, her silhouette dissipated on the spot, vanishing without a trace together with Sovereign Chen Yong’s soul.
“I will…” Looking at the slight traces of light lingering in the area, Zhang Xuan clenched his fists.
The light finally scattered entirely, signaling the end of the ritual.
Zhang Xuan stood quietly on the spot in a melancholic mood.
Even though he had failed to receive exact news regarding Luo Ruoxin, he had come to understand that the journey that he had to walk together with her was fraught with many difficulties… and the very first trial for him was to achieve a breakthrough to the Dimension Shatterer realm!
Only when he reached that level would he have a chance to ascend to a higher dimension and seek his loved one.
Ancient Sage Allfire and Ancient Sage Mo Ling rushed over and called out.
Zhang Xuan turned around to look at the two of them.
“The Three Sovereigns of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe have been eliminated, thus leaving them without a leader at the moment. Even though Yang Liu has been acknowledged as the successor of Sovereign Chen Yong, in terms of experience and cultivation, he’s still far lacking at the moment. Why don’t we just…” Ancient Sage Mo Ling suggested as killing intent flashed across his eyes.
For many generations, their Soul Oracle Guild had lived among the Otherworldly Demons, enduring hardship and humiliation so that they would be able to eliminate them one day. At that very moment, the opportunity had been delivered to their hands. With their guild leader’s capabilities, he should be able to overthrow Yang Liu and easily take his place!
Hearing the words of those two, Zhang Xuan shook his head and chuckled softly before calling out. “Liu Yang!”
Liu Yang immediately rushed up to Zhang Xuan and kneeled on the floor. “Disciple Liu Yang pays respect to Zhang laoshi!”
“Disciple? Zhang laoshi?”
The two Ancient Sages glanced at one another in bewilderment. They could not understand what was going on.
When did Zhang Xuan take in that newly appointed Sovereign Chen Yong as his disciple?
“I am Zhang laoshi’s direct disciple. I have been under his tutelage since a year ago…” Liu Yang explained with a smile as he drove his cultivation technique back to normal.
Gradually, the killing intent on him vanished, and his height also diminished as well. It did not take him long to return to his original appearance.
“Y-you… You are a human?” Ancient Sage Mo Ling widened his eyes in disbelief.
“That’s right!” Liu Yang nodded.
There were no outsiders there, so there was no need for him to hide the truth.
Ancient Sage Mo Ling and Ancient Sage Allfire were flabbergasted by this abrupt turn of events.
Sovereign Chen Yong was a wary man, and he had never allowed any spies to get to his side. The lineage of soul oracles had managed to infiltrate the ranks of the other two Sovereigns over the years, but none of them had ever gotten close to Sovereign Chen Yong. Yet, who could have known that the successor whom Sovereign Chen Yong found in his later years would actually be Zhang Xuan’s direct disciple?
Did this not mean that the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe was already effectively under their control?
“Alright, I believe none of you should have any objections anymore. Liu Yang has just been appointed as Sovereign Chen Yong, so there’s bound to be many voices opposing his leadership. Thus, I need the two of you to support him for the time being. Quell the voices of all opposing Liu Yang’s rule within a month and unite the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe. He should be the one and only leader of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe!” Zhang Xuan instructed firmly.
While Sovereign Chen Ling and Sovereign Chen Xing had been killed, they still had many subordinates under them. Furthermore, the Lords of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe wielded considerable power in their jurisdiction. Given that Liu Yang had just accepted Sovereign Chen Yong’s heritage and had not gained stable footing yet, he would require the support of those two Blood Reincarnation realm experts in order to build his prestige and reputation.
With their assistance, there should be no one in the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe who would be able to stand against Liu Yang. Soon enough, Liu Yang would become the one and only Sovereign of the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe!
“Rest assured, we’ll surely give our full support to Young Master Liu Yang in uniting the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe!” Ancient Sage Mo Ling and Ancient Sage Allfire nodded in agreement.
“Alright, let’s go. I need to go into seclusion for a moment. Come and look for me after you have calmed down the rebels and united the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe as one!” Zhang Xuan said with a wave of his hand.
The crowd nodded in agreement.
Uniting the individual factions of the Three Sovereigns was no easy task, but with their feat of having slain a deity, as well as Sovereign Chen Yong’s dying will, they had legitimacy on their side. It should not be too difficult for Liu Yang to garner the support of the general populace.
Watching as the crowd left, Zhang Xuan sat quietly on the spot for quite a while before entering the Myriad Anthive Nest.
Now that he finally had some time on his hand, it would be a good opportunity for him to try refining the corpse of the deity into a Soulless Metal Humanoid.
At the same time, he would give the legs and the feet that he had just obtained from Sovereign Chen Xing to Vicious for him to assimilate. Perhaps, by observing Vicious’ recovery, he might be able to figure out a way to achieve a breakthrough to the Dimension Shatterer realm.