[Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, Supreme Peak.]
Gu Changge immediately noticed the divine light that burst from the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, but he understood that the Immortal Road hadn’t yet appeared.
Once the Immortal Road manifested, the phenomenon and visions accompanying it would be far grander than what came about right now — the scene at that time wouldn’t be something that mere Elders would be able to suppress. The ray of light right now was, at most, an omen for what was to come.
With this, the birth of something extraordinary in the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace would be noticed by all the major heritages of the Upper Realm, and soon, the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace would be pushed into a massive storm.
No matter how mighty the Great Elder might be, a single person wouldn’t be able to stop all the heritages of the Upper Realm once they came knocking at their door.
Even if one ignored the Ancient Immortal Families, Dynasties, and Races that were staring at the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace like hungry wolves, there were still countless other mighty Sects and Dynasties in the Upper Realm.
Who would give up on such a massive opportunity? Everyone wanted a piece of this pie.
The same was also true for the Ancient Immortal Gu Family.
In the end, the Great Elder will have to compromise, and the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace would need to be opened for all the major heritages soon.
Of course, this was good news for Gu Changge! He was considering how to sneak inside unnoticed, and now, the Heavens presented him with a great opportunity.
Even if the Great Elder hated him, and wanted to suppress him at every corner, he wouldn’t be able to stop him. On the contrary, Gu Changge estimated that the Great Elder would need to ask for his help when the time came.
‘At that time, the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace will face the disciples from all major heritages, and they will need my help to suppress all the outsiders.’
A playful smile appeared on Gu Changge’s face as he thought about this.
Now, there was no one among the disciples of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace who dared to go against him!
Be it the other four of the five strongest True Disciples, or the rest of the ordinary True Disciples, no one could stand their ground before him. Although the ordinary True Disciples also had countless means and cards up their sleeves, they were far worse than the five at the very peak.
Unless, of course, some of them were hiding their true strengths and means like Yin Mei, the extremely mysterious Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family.
What a shame! No one knew that he held Yin Mei in the palm of his hand like a puppet.
‘Jin Zhou went into seclusion, and so did the other two — Tian Yang and Zhong Tianyuan. Now that I think about it, I am essentially covering the sky of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace with one hand right now.’
‘It won’t be long before I can get my people to infiltrate the ranks of those Elders.’
Gu Changge left his residence after considering these matters.
A group of his followers, including Yin Mei and various other True Disciples, followed after him as Gu Changge went towards the Heavenly Dao Ancient City.
Gu Xian’er was held ‘hostage’ atop the Great Elder’s mountain, and there was no way he would let her out before she reached the Conferred Lord Realm.
Naturally, Gu Changge wouldn’t go there right now to disgrace himself.
He estimated that the Great Elder wouldn’t allow him to step foot on his mountain anymore, and even if he did get there somehow, the old man might just slap him back down.
There will come a time when Gu Xian’er would no longer be able to suppress her doubts and curiosity, and at that time, she would naturally rush to him on her own.
Everything had to be done in moderation as excess of anything would only bring about undesirable results.
The Heavenly Dao Ancient City was quite lively nowadays, with people from different heritages of the Upper Realm coming over for the excitement, so he could take this opportunity to go out and meet up with his ‘old friends.’
At the same time, he could find news regarding the Favored Son of Heaven the System recently prompted him about.
Now that the Favored Son of Heaven was within the System’s range, he couldn’t be too far away from him.
Many disciples at the gate of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace noticed Gu Changge and his entourage when he set off for the Heavenly Dao Ancient City.
The onlookers couldn’t help but watch Gu Changge with envy and admiration in their eyes. After all, he had offended the Great Elder, yet he still dared to strut around in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace like it was his own backyard, and even the Elders of the Palace couldn’t do anything to him.
Only Gu Changge could do something like that!
Before long, the news about True Disciple Gu leaving the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace spread from one person to another, and many started to pay attention to his movements.
Heaven-Facing Tower was a magnificent structure in the Heavenly Dao Ancient City, belonging to the Myriad Dao Business Alliance, which was a power backed by countless Immortal Heritages with profound backgrounds.
On normal days, only big shots and extremely talented people would receive the honor of stepping foot inside the Heaven-Facing Tower.
The entire place was filled with a hazy brilliance that made it appear like a land straight out of a fairytale. Immortal flowers bloomed and spread their lovely fragrance in every direction, while all kinds of rare birds and beasts roamed around and accentuated the beauty of the place.
The Heaven-Facing Tower even had mountains that were covered in frosty, sacred mist, and extremely thick Spiritual Qi that came from the amazing Spiritual Treasures scattered across the mountains.
The Heaven-Facing Tower was an extremely quaint and majestic structure that stood atop a natural Spirit Vein.
[1: Spirit/Spiritual Vein is a source of Spiritual Qi that naturally appears in parts of the world where Spiritual Qi is thicker than normal. Spiritual Qi condenses into liquid, and the liquid condenses into solid, and that solid gathers together to form a deposit of Spiritual Ores, and those Spiritual Ores together form a Spiritual Vein where unfortunate peeps like Old Ming are made to mine Spiritual Stones from.]
At this moment, countless young geniuses from different heritages of the Upper Realm had gathered together in the Heaven-Facing Tower. With mighty followers in tow, the geniuses walked forward with strong steps as divine lights shrouded their figures.
Some had horns on their heads, others had strange visages, while many radiated mighty auras that made their surroundings churn.
There were handsome youths and fairy-like beauties with transcendent auras and extraordinary temperaments.
The birth of a divine treasure in the depth of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace shocked many forces, but because of face and other considerations, the old monsters hidden in those forces couldn’t rush over themselves, so they sent their elite young’uns to take the opportunity in their stead.
Every person in the gathering was, at least, a minor genius in the outside world with great fame in one region or more; some even saw some Young Supremes make a brief appearance before they disappeared into the depths of the Heaven-Facing Tower, and that caused a huge sensation throughout the place.
Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace could be said to have attracted the entire world at this point!
One could see countless divine rays of light, massive airborne ships, beast mounts, and treasures flying above the Heavenly Dao Ancient City, shrouding the sun and covering the sky.
Heaven-Facing Tower was backed by the Myriad Dao Business Alliance. Not only did it serve as the largest auction house in the Heavenly Dao Ancient City, but it was also the City’s largest commercial building. Countless Elixirs, Mystical Abilities, Sacred Armaments, and Divine Materials could be bought from the Heaven-Facing Tower.
In addition to all this, the Heaven-Facing Tower also held a Myriad Dao Banquet where all the Young Geniuses gathered to compete with each other for the top spot.
Every Myriad Dao Banquet would have some good stuff as the highlight of the show! It could be some mighty Mystical Ability, Divine Weapon, or something else of extreme value. There was no need to talk about the lure those things held for the Young Geniuses.
If that wasn’t enough, then the Myriad Dao Banquet also gave one a chance to spread their name throughout the world through a single performance.
Right now, many Young Geniuses were busy discussing among themselves with divine lights flashing past their eyes every now and then.
“A great opportunity has manifested in the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, so my Sect sent me here to get in for a share of the pie.”
A young creature with silver wings on his back said.
[2: Meat Paste, is it you?! Ye Liuli arrival flashbacks.]
“If not for this, getting inside without being a disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace would have been impossible.”
The person next to him said with a nod.
“Things can’t be as simple as you think them to be.”
“That’s right! I heard that there’s a mysterious Ancient Immortal Continent in the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace. Just how many opportunities must be hidden in there? Can you even estimate something like that? If it was me, I would definitely want to monopolize the entire thing to myself. I heard that only the Elders and the Heir of the Palace are allowed to step foot on the island, and everyone else — even True Disciples — aren’t qualified to buzz near it.”
Right then, a young man beside these people responded to the geniuses beside him with disdain. A purplish flame surrounded the one who spoke, and his ghostly face made him appear to be someone who had come from the world of the dead.
Many people showed a change in their expression as they recognized the youth.
He was the Young Genius of the Underworld!
The youth controlled the Blaze of the Underworld, and it was said that he had burned innumerable opponents and people to death — one couldn’t estimate the number of souls that had turned to ash in his hands.
There were even rumors that he was no weaker than some Young Supremes!
His remarks, however, resonated with the thoughts in the minds of many. The Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace had a unique status in the Upper Realm as many behemoths today had once been disciples of the Palace, and had deep feelings for the Palace.
The older generation didn’t have the face to ask for a piece of the pie, so they sent their young’uns to get some benefits. It was also a trial for them.
“Since we are talking about the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, how can we forget about Young Master Gu? I am afraid that even if all the Young Geniuses from the different forces joined forces, they wouldn’t be able to get anything but scraps from the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace if he is there…”
A youth with long, blue hair said with a shake of his head. Scales could be seen covering his face, and a brilliant light loomed around his figure — he was from the Primordial Sea Family.
His words silenced most of the people in the surroundings. After all, they had heard countless rumors regarding that man.
The only Young Supreme in the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm!
He easily crushed the Young Supreme, Prince Chu Wuji of the Great Chu Immortal Dynasty — his might couldn’t be fathomed. He was the greatest nightmare for them, his peers.
Calling him an insurmountable mountain of the contemporary generation wouldn’t be an understatement!
“Wait! I heard that Young Master Gu isn’t on good terms with the Great Elder of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace. A few days ago, he angered the Great Elder and the environment changed color because of his rage.”
Someone suddenly said with a smile as a crafty light flashed through their eyes, “Who knows? Young Master Gu might not even side with the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace when the time comes.”
As the speaker’s words fell, the people in the surroundings felt a disturbance from outside the Heaven-Facing Tower. A beautiful lady in purple clothes stepped out of the Void. Brilliant lotuses made of Dao runes bloomed with her every step, giving her an ethereal appearance.
A mystical aura covered her figure, her sleeves fluttered in the wind, and her bright and gorgeous face free of any flaws gave her a fairy-like appearance.
Her pair of eyes appeared to be carved out of priceless, elegant gems of peerless beauty.
“Who is she?”
The sudden appearance of the beauty caused a massive sensation in the Heaven-Facing Tower, and shocked many of the young geniuses gathered in the place. They had never seen the girl in purple before.
“It’s him! Ye Langtian, the Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Ye Family!”
Right then, someone suddenly exclaimed when they saw the heroic youth behind the purple-dressed beauty.
The youth, dressed in awe-inspiring golden armor, walked half a step behind the beauty. Brilliant golden glow surrounded his figure, and even his hair shone with a brilliant glow. The onlookers could see visions of Dragons, Vermillion Birds, and other divine beasts flying around him.
“It’s Ye Langtian! He’s the one known as the Reincarnation of an Ancient Emperor!”
“Holy! I never thought that he would also come here! Is he going to make his debut in the world from Immeasurable Heaven?”
“It seems that the Ancient Immortal Ye Family also wants to get involved in this matter. Ye Langtian’s known as the Reincarnation of an Ancient Emperor, and now, he has also come out into the world! It seems that another golden age is upon us.”
Many in the Heaven-Facing Tower couldn’t suppress their shock as they watched the awe-inspiring young man shrouded in divine radiance.
After all, Ye Langtian was a Young Supreme who was said to be on par with Gu Changge, who was touted as the possessor of True Immortal Talent. No matter how one looked at him, he appeared to be extremely mighty.
Few had witnessed Ye Langtian make a move, and there weren’t many records of his actions either, but every time he did make a move, it would cause a sensation in all directions.
He was just like Gu Changge, who could defeat those stronger than him even with a weaker cultivation base. Be it other Young Supremes or someone else, both could contend with those with a stronger cultivation base than their own.
Ye Langtian rarely showed up, yet now, he had appeared in the Heavenly Dao Ancient City. Many people linked his sudden appearance to the recent events that took place.
“We greet Young Master Ye!”
Many people bowed before Ye Langtian and cupped their hands before him to show respect.
Ye Langtian nodded to them in response without an overbearing or dismissive attitude.
“Elder Brother, do you think Gu Changge will come here?”
The girl in purple beside Ye Langtian was none other than Ye Liuli.
She looked around in all directions, but couldn’t find the one she came here. She couldn’t help but feel disappointment at not seeing Gu Changge anywhere on the scene.
Ye Langtian smiled at her words, and said, “How can Brother Gu not come here? He’s the one who represents the face of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace’s younger generation, so he will obviously be the host.”
After that, he introduced Ye Liuli to the young geniuses present on the scene.
Many thought that Ye Liuli was related to him, but none of them expected her to be his younger sister who was raised in the Lower Realm, and recently returned to the Ancient Immortal Ye Family.
The minds of the many churned after they heard her introduction.
The little princess of the Ancient Immortal Ye Family…just this title alone made them salivate, let alone anything else. They would easily reach the peak of their life if they could become the son-in-law of the Ancient Immortal Ye Family.
As different thoughts were going through the minds of the many, a voice from outside the Heaven-Facing Tower interrupted them.
With a sneer, someone uttered, “Ye Langtian, I heard that you suffered a massive loss at the hands of one of your collateral relatives? In the end, the exchange reached a dead-end and you could only tie the match with your adversary — is this news correct or not?”
A burly man with clearly-visible white lines on his forehead, and animal hide walked in.
His body radiated a terrifying killing intent, and a mighty, oppressive aura. It was as if he was a boiling pot about to burst at any time.
“Bai Lie! He’s the Young Master of the White Tiger Family! Why is he here too?”
“Holy F—! Another Young Supreme is here!”
Many were startled by the sudden appearance of another Young Supreme and couldn’t help but take in cold breaths. Today, so many Young Supremes graced them with their presence one after another.
The White Tiger Family was also an Ancient Immortal Family, and their Innate Ability was known as the [Ultimate Golden Destructive Ability], which was said to have the might to destroy everything and anything.
There were rumors that claimed that the destructive might of the White Tiger Family’s [Ultimate Golden Destructive Ability] could be ranked among the top three in the Upper Realm!
Bai Lie was said to be the strongest genius born in the White Tiger Family in the last ten thousand years, and he was the closest to reaching the same heights as his Ancestors.
Compared to the other Young Supremes, his foundation and might was obviously a cut above the rest!
A massive sensation went through the Heaven-Facing Tower as the people heard Bai Lie’s words.
The news shocked everyone!
Ye Langtian was a Young Supreme who was said to be on par with Gu Changge, and he was also known as the Reincarnation of an Ancient Emperor.
The news that came from Bai Lie’s mouth was nothing short of amazing.
Many more Young Geniuses appeared from the depths of the Heaven-Facing Tower with visible shock filling their eyes.
Ye Langtian, on the other hand, turned silent for a moment after listening to his words. Gloom flashed through his eyes, and he said, “I didn’t expect this matter to spread so quickly; however, that guy’s methods were simply too weird. I suppressed my cultivation base and made sure to not go all out, or how would he have the chance to run rampant in front of me?”
His words clearly acknowledged the authenticity of Bai Lie’s claims, which silenced the entire Heaven-Facing Tower.
The only one who spoke was Bai Lie, who mocked, “I naturally know about the details, after all, Brother Ye Ling has a good relationship with me. Of course, you can rest assured that I am not so bored as to come here just to poke your scars.”
Ye Langtian listened to his words and asked with a gloomy face, “What are you here for then?”
“Of course, I am here to see my fiancee.”
Bai Lie said with a grin, and one could see deep pride on his face.
Many were stunned as they heard his words, and couldn’t help but envy him.
It was said that Yin Mei, the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family, and also a True Disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace was recently engaged to Bai Lie of the White Tiger Family.
The Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family, Yin Mei, was currently cultivating inside the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
Right then, an announcement from outside the Heaven-Facing Tower sounded, “The Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family is here!”