Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 274 The Clans React!
“I thought that the shiny object seemed interesting. Haha…” Chu Yang laughed in an honest manner and continued, “I have a little sister that likes shiny things the most. I wish to buy one for her to play with. She’s just a child; you seniors must definitely find it amusing…”
“Little sister.” The three King level masters rolled their eyes simultaneously. Motherf*cker, these young masters are truly not ordinary. He’s actually able to lie without having his heart skip a single beat; it seems as if he is just calmly enjoying his breakfast.
They could never have expected such an innocent looking youth to have such a great ability.
“That’s right, we thought that it seemed interesting as well. Haha…” The three King level masters were not that foolish either. Even though they each belonged to three different clans, they had magically become unified as one, in the mind, at this very moment.
Although it was not discussed, everyone had understood each other’s hidden intentions and simply smiled at one another.
Once again, the sound of the wind could be heard. More people had landed on the ground. Even though their faces were covered, everyone knew that the only people who could get there at such great speed were those whom they knew personally.
“Are there any discoveries?”
The three King level masters who had arrived on the scene first did not bother with pleasantries and answering the question that the newcomers had posed. This was similar to the way that they had interacted with the young master from Upper Three Heavens, Chu Yang. They simply snorted and flew off.
“Show off!” Among the group of martial experts who arrived later, one member spat and cursed in an agitated manner, “Judging from how you people did not fight one another, it’s obvious that none of you have found anything at all!”
Indeed, his words were spot on. If they did actually discover something, the three King level masters that had arrived first would most probably have fought each other to the death.
“I shall take my leave first.” Chu Yang cupped his fist in a polite manner and smiled before taking two steps back. Subsequently, he jumped into the air and vanished without a trace.
“He is truly a young master of Upper Three Heavens. Such good mannerism is truly beyond description.” One of the King level masters said in admiration of Chu Yang.
Almost instantly, everyone jumped into the air. Concurrently, the crowns in the disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Meanwhile, in Heaven Reaching Tower, all but one young master of Middle Three Heavens were waiting patiently. This was none other than Ji Zhu, who was snoring in his comfortable slumber.
Swoosh… Swoosh… Swoosh…
The martial experts who had gone out had finally returned. Each one of them hastily entered the room of his own young master.
The entire atmosphere of Heaven Reaching Tower became quiet instantly.
Everyone remained in their own rooms as they were deep into their own personal discussions, albeit in a frantic manner.
“The light of the sun and the moon? The sun and the moon shining together at the same time?” Ao Xie Yun frowned and stood up. He paced back and forth as he muttered, “Perhaps… Could it be…”
The martial experts of the Ao clan remained quiet as they sat facing him. Everyone was racking their own brains as they attempted to search through their memories for some sort of important information.
“Ask the Heavens Sword Saint? This person definitely does not exist. As for Underworld Saber Saint, this sounds even more nonsensical!” Ao Xie Yun frowned as he continued, “I’ve always thought that this was just a grand scheme by King of Hell Chu to deal with Diwu Qing Rou and delay Great Zhao’s conquest. But… with the sun and the moon shining together today… I must say that I truly have doubts…”
“I think that the event today was just a ploy by some people to make it appear mystical.” A King level master responded, “Besides, such a situation is simply too bizarre. How could just a saber and a sword create such a strange phenomenon?”
“Just a saber and a sword?” Ao Xie Yun smirked, “What about Nine Tribulations Sword, then?”
Immediately, everyone in the room became silent.
“Investigate this!” Ao Xie Yun instructed sternly before he continued in a calm manner, “Let’s not be hasty to make a move for now. Nonetheless, we have to notify the clan so that they can begin examining all of the written records. It would be best if they could find the rare volumes and search through them thoroughly. Check if they are able to find any records of the phenomenon where the sun and the moon shine together.”
His frown remained as he said, “I think that I might have seen something about that being written somewhere. But… I’m unable to recall where I’ve seen it…” Ao Xie Yun sighed heavily.
Under his command, three King level masters gathered together hurriedly. Using their spirits, they formed an Acoustic Spirit Orb.
This was the best way to relay any information. Furthermore, it was the most advanced way of communicating in the Nine Heavens continents! If not for these three masters who were of King level and above, this Orb would not have been able to be initiated!
This allowed for the transmission of important information for any desired destination in the shortest period of time! What’s more, there was no error!
Such a method of information transmission could not be executed by any ordinary clan in all of Middle Three Heavens. An ordinary clan could attempt to use the strength of the entire clan, yet end up being unable to execute it for even once!
“The sun and the moon shining together… There must surely be something behind this phenomenon!” Mo Tian Yun exclaimed in a deep voice. Immediately after hearing the report, he had already concluded that this occurrence was definitely not that simple.
“Two young masters of Upper Three Heavens have come here personally. Furthermore, given that such a phenomenon usually only occurs in heaven, it cannot be an ordinary occurrence!” Mo Tian Yun paced back and forth in the room endlessly. A ray of suspicion flashed from deep within his eyes, “Bastard… Have we all been duped by Diwu Qing Rou?”
Mo Tian Yun’s thought process was evidently in stark contrast to that of Ao Xie Yun.
Ao Xie Yun’s first thought was the need for verification. Meanwhile, Mo Tian Yun’s first thought was that they had been duped by someone else.
“Don’t bother me for now.” Mo Tian Yun slumped down to his chair. With his chin resting on his two fists, he fell into a deep state of contemplation.
The attribute that Mo Tian Yun could be most proud of was the fact that he had an eidetic memory. It didn’t matter what document it was; all he needed to do was to look through a document once and he would instantly remember it in his head very clearly. Even after a long time had passed, he only needed to concentrate and he would be able to remember it again.
He sat for a long period of time as his brows came closer and became tighter. All of the clan’s documents that he had read through ever since he was young had now appeared in his mind. These documents flowed through his mind like a small stream continuously.
Time went by slowly.
“Get out! What sun and moon shining together? That’s pure gibberish!” Eldest young master Ji Zhu simply hugged his blanket and went back to sleep upon hearing the report. Only a hairy leg was revealed from under the sheets as he yelled loudly. Shortly after, the sound of rhythmic snoring rang out once again. The two King level masters looked at each other helplessly and walked out of his room dejectedly.
“Sun and moon shining together?” Dong Wu Lei sat on a futon in the middle of the room, with his legs crossed. He pondered for a moment and said, “Everyone, do think about this for a moment. What do you think is the meaning behind this phenomenon?”
This was the only reaction from the Black Saber clan.
“Sun and moon shining together?” Luo Ke Wu got up from his bed with gleaming eyes. “Between the two of you, one shall stay close to Mo clan’s Mo Tian Yun, while the other shall follow Ao clan’s Ao Xie Yun. If they move, we shall move! If they remain still, we shall remain still! Stay close to them and don’t ever let anything escape your sight.”
This was the reaction of the Luo clan. It was perhaps the reaction that demanded the least effort on their part.
Meanwhile, Gu Yan Yang and Gu Yan Yue looked at each other and frowned, “How about we go over to ask Mo Tian Yun? If there is something good that we can find out from him… Our Gu clan might not get to eat meat, but we can surely follow behind and get some broth.”
“All of the clans are reacting? They’ve figured out why the two young masters of Upper Three Heavens have come here?” Li Xiong Tu’s beard spread out slightly as he bellowed, “Whether or not they are useful, we must get them first before anyone does! The three of you will be in charge of this! … What? No problem. No matter what clan it is, just rob from them and we will discuss it after!”
“Saber and sword shine together; the light of sun and moon shining together…” Tu Qian Hao’s reaction was indeed special, “All we have to do is to watch closely and not act rashly. When the targets appear, let them kill each other first. We should only take advantage when the timing is right. We will kill if it’s necessary for us! No matter what, we cannot afford to make any mistake…”
“Saber and sword, sun and moon. Hmm, I seem to recall something about this. It was from a message that came from the clan. But… which one is it?” Xie Dan Qiong’s white face was still carrying the same shyness that made him appear slightly feminine. At the same time, his two rows of thin brows were coming together slowly.
“Hmm, saber and sword both appeared at the same time; the light of the sun and the moon shining together… No, that’s not right. It’s at night…” Xie Dan Qiong recalled slowly; his voice was so soft that it could barely be heard, “More than ten thousand years ago… No… Eight thousand years ago… No, that’s not it. More than six thousand years ago…”
He frowned for a moment before he suddenly slapped his own thigh in great excitement, “Yes! That’s it!”
“What is it? What does Young Master recall?” The two King level masters of the Xie clan jumped up instantly.
“More than six thousand years ago, there was a martial expert that rose and disappeared quickly.” Xie Dan Qiong’s phoenix eyes flashed sharply. Although his two hands did not move at all, two dreamy jade flowers had appeared out of nowhere. They twirled slowly in his rosy hands.
“This master excelled in both saber and sword, reaching the Saint level in both!” Xie Dan Qiong looked down and continued, “This saber and sword madman was none other than Dong Fang Cang Qiong!”
“Dong Fang Cang Qiong?” The two King level masters were in the middle of a state of a daze when they suddenly called out simultaneously like a flash of lightning.
“Dong Fang Cang Qiong was nicknamed a sword and saber madman. He was the only person deserving of such a title.” Xie Dan Qiong continued softly, “Sun saber, moon sword; cut immortals and kill saints; shine for eternity; reign supreme alone; heavens in his heads; saber and sword madman!”
“According to the legends, whenever Dong Fang Cang Qiong made any move, he would startle Upper Three Heavens. This was because he was at Saint level in both saber and sword! In fact, it could be said that he was at the peak. Although he had only appeared for just a short span of twenty years, his sun saber and moon sword had turned Upper Three Heavens upside down!”
“Legends have said that whenever his saber and sword left their sheaths, a beam of sunlight and moonlight would appear instantly.” Xie Dan Qiong continued softly, “Somehow, twenty years later, a martial expert from Heavenly Three Star Clan appeared of nowhere and embarked on a slaughtering spree in Upper Three Heavens. No one was able to fight back at all. Dong Fang Cang Qiong was the strongest person at the time, hence he took it upon himself to fight that martial expert from the heavenly clan by himself! Ever since then, he was never heard from again. Similarly, the martial expert from the heavenly clan ceased to appear as well. Hence, the phenomenon ‘saber and sword, sun and moon, shining together’ slowly disappeared thereafter…”
The two dreamy jade flowers began spinning at a faster pace in Xie Dan Qiong’s hands. All of a sudden, his white face turned red, “These are not Ask the Heavens Sword and Underworld Saber. However, could they be the Sunlight Saber and Moonlight Sword of Saber and Sword Saint Dong Fang Cang Qiong?”
Upon hearing this, the two King level masters’ bodies shook heavily, as a look of distress appeared on their faces.
No one would have known that Xie Dan Qiong had kept mum the fact that his encyclopedic knowledge was second to none in all of Nine Heavens!
“But… Truthfully, given the strength of our Xie clan, getting these would be wishful thinking.” Xie Dan Qiong’s gaze became calm as he continued, “The only feasible way is to achieve victory during chaos… From now on, we shall be inactive!”
“Inactive?” The two King level master repeated in unison.
“That’s right. Inactive!” Xie Dan Qiong replied softly, “Our clan’s strength is surely no match for the Dong, Ji, Mo, and Ao clans… However, when these two weapons show themselves, they would definitely fight each other fiercely. I’m sure that you know that injuries are unavoidable, even when tigers fight between themselves, let alone when two superpowers fight.”
“Given our strength, we would probably end up paying with our lives if we fail to be patient.”
Xie Dan Qiong said calmly, “We need to deal with thousands of changes to become absolutely inactive. It’s our only chance of succeeding.”