Chapter 711 Sheng Yuan's Plan
Zhou Yuan and Yaoyao stood on the damaged remains of a mostly burnt wall as they looked towards the lonely cemetery. Wu Yao and Zhao Yunxiao had already left with the black-robed old man.
The place became peaceful and silent again.
“I never imagined that the most troublesome person in the Wu clan would not be Wu Huang or King Wu… but the princess of the Great Wu Empire.” Zhou Yuan took a deep breath as gravity emerged in his eyes.
He had initially seen Wu Huang as his enemy and subsequently turned his sights towards King Wu as he grew stronger.
As for Wu Yao, who had also received a portion of the Holy Dragon's blessing, he had essentially neglected his existence. Only now did Zhou Yuan realize that the one he had overlooked was actually the most terrifying of all.
She did not have a twisted mind like Wu Huang or King Wu, but rather an unwavering confidence in herself.
As long as they were granted the opportunity, those people would surely rise to the skies and shake the nine heavens.
Yaoyao's bright eyes focused on a certain point in the distance. A long time later, he said slowly: "Wu Yao may become your greatest enemy in the future."
Although Yaoyao was quite apathetic by nature, she was still an extremely proud person. Of all the people Zhou Yuan had encountered over the years, he had never heard her give such an assessment. From this, one could see how highly he regarded Wu Yao.
Zhou Yuan nodded. If it weren't for Yaoyao's timely arrival, given his initial strength at the Divine Dwelling stage, it is very likely that Wu Yao would have killed him.
He trained in Hunyuan Heaven, where the cultivation conditions were much better than those of the Cangxuan Sect. Therefore, even with his Primordial Chaos Divine Dwelling, Wu Yao's Nine Heavens Divine Dwelling was not much inferior.
If they were to truly fight, his advanced superior cultivation at the Divine Dwelling stage would give him a very high chance of victory.
"Things have been going too well lately." Zhou Yuan reflected on himself. He did not deny that he had become somewhat arrogant after becoming the leader of the Cangxuan Chosen Sect, killing Wu Huang, entering the Divine Dwelling stage, and defeating the higher cultivation King Wu.
The appearance of Wu Yao and Zhang Yun Xiao had given him a good knock on the head, allowing him to understand that there was always a higher mountain.
Perhaps he may have reached the pinnacle among the younger generation of Cangxuan Heaven, but Cangxuan Heaven did not represent the boundless Tianyuan World.
Zhou Yuan took a deep breath and said, "It seems that I still can't relax in my training."
Otherwise, it would be impossible for him to recover the two portions of Wu Yao's Holy Dragon blessing. Although they currently resided in different skies that were incredibly far away, there would surely come a time when they would meet again in the future.
It was exactly as King Wu had said. In the fight between the Dragon and the Phoenix, only the devourer will live... as long as the Holy Dragon's blessing remained incomplete, a fight to the death between Wu Yao and him was inevitable.
Today's battle had been stopped by Yaoyao, but what about the next one?
It was impossible to avoid fighting for the Holy Dragon's blessing forever.
"And that Zhao Yunxiao..."
Ice passed through the depths of Zhou Yuan's eyes. Zhao Yunxiao's sneak attack had greatly damaged the silver shadow and almost took Zhou Yuan's life. This was a debt he would remember firmly.
Yaoyao looked at him and smiled a little. “However, don't underestimate yourself either. Wu Yao's advantage over you is mainly due to the difference in environment. Hunyuan Heaven is indeed a true cultivation paradise that is much vaster and boundless than Canguan Heaven.”
“When you returned to Cangmang Continent after seeing Shengzhou Continent and Cangxuan Sect, you will naturally feel that the former has become quite small. The same goes for Wu Yao. As someone who has gone to Hunyuan Heaven, he sees Cangxuan Heaven the same way you see Cangmang Continent.”
Zhou Yuan stared at the empty space as he muttered, “Is Hunyuan Heaven really that powerful?”
Yaoyao nodded slightly as she said, “The Tianyuan World is divided into nine heavens. The sacred race monopolized four heavens, while the remaining five house the rest of the numerous races and the Hunyuan Heaven is the strongest of the five heavens.”
“Furthermore, Heaven Hunyuan has always been at the forefront of the long struggle with the sacred race. It can even be said that without Hunyuan Heaven, the entire Tianyuan world would have long been conquered by the sacred race. "All living creatures would be reduced to nothing more than slaves, allowing the sacred race to gamble with their lives."
"The sacred race..."
Zhou Yuan secretly wet his lips. He was no longer the ignorant young man from back then and had already begun to learn of the overwhelming power of the mysterious sacred race through various ancient texts of the Cangxuan Sect.
Furthermore, there were indications that the current strongest faction in Cangxuan Heaven, the Holy Palace, was being secretly supported by the holy race.
A mere Holy Palace that was supported by the holy race was already showing signs of becoming the ruler of Cangxuan Heaven. One could imagine how terrifying the entire sacred race was.
And as the headquarters of the resistance against the sacred race, one could see how powerful Hunyuan Heaven was.
Yaoyao did not elaborate and changed the topic. "Although this time it was not a complete victory, you finally managed to accomplish one of your goals."
A smile appeared on Zhou Yuan's face and he breathed a deep sigh of relief, as if a heavy burden had been lifted from his shoulders.
King Wu was dead and without its leader, the headless Great Wu Empire would naturally follow suit.
Of course, it would have been a perfect ending if he had managed to recover the two portions of the Holy Dragon's blessing from the Great Wu Empire and Wu Yao.
However, eradicating the Great Wu Empire had finally freed him from his constant worry.
While the fight with Wu Yao would only come in the future.
Yaoyao looked directly at Zhou Yuan. When they met, the latter was a fragile boy who desperately wanted to unblock his meridian channels to cultivate. Who could have imagined that the young man who was once unable to find his meridian channels would reach such heights after a few years?
Zhou Yuan looked at the Great Zhou Capital in a daze for a long time before laughing softly.
Naturally, he knew that he had a heavy burden the moment the grudge was created between him and the Great Wu Empire. At that time, King Wu had been an invincible existence in Zhou Yuan's eyes, and the mere thought of King Wu would put him under tremendous pressure.
Despite this, the young man refused to back down or show any fear and made a big promise that seemed impossible to keep... Back then, even his father had simply taken it as wild talk from an immature child.
Zhou Yuan's eyes slowly closed.
"Father, I have kept my promise..."
Shengzhou continent. The Sacred Palace.
The crystal slowly rose before Palace Master Sheng Yuan as its unfathomable gaze stared at him. The primordial chaos within the crystal ball seemed to ripple at this moment.
His gaze seemed to pierce space itself as the scenes of the distant Cangmang Continent entered his eyes.
"Heh, the Holy Dragon's blessing is really special..."
Although the Holy Dragon's blessing had not completely gathered into a single body, it had finally converged into a single place. It could be said that the so-called destiny had stirred a bit the moment Wu Yao and Zhou Yuan met.
Others may not have been able to detect this, but the waiting palace master, Sheng Yuan, had forcefully grasped this moment.
Blood flowed from Palace Master Sheng Yuan's silver pupils. Even someone as powerful as him needed to pay a price to delve into the secrets of destiny.
More and more blood flowed from his pupils, making him look extremely sinister.
The primordial chaos within the crystal ball stirred violently. At one point, it felt like the river of time slowed down for a single breath as an ancient scene flashed by within the primordial chaos.
Silver light bloomed from Palace Master Sheng Yuan's pupils as he spat out a mouthful of blood. Blood swirled in front of him, seemingly turning into a scene from the distant past.
Numerous powerful sects seemed to exist within it. However, a devastating lightning bolt descended from the sky, completely destroying all life on earth.
Palace Master Sheng Yuan could no longer contain himself as he raised his head and laughed at the heavens as a burning desire filled his eyes.
“Hahaha, Cangxuan Saint Seal!”
"Finally found you!"
The surrounding Genesis Qi began to churn before frantically spreading outwards, rippling throughout the Cangxuan Heaven.
At this moment, puzzled looks appeared on the faces of countless powerful existences in Cangxuan Heaven.
Because they had sensed something faintly when Palace Master Sheng Yuan peered into the destination itself.
In the Cangxuan Sect.
While discussing some matters with the peak masters, Sect Master Qing Ying's usually gentle face abruptly turned ashen at this moment as a terrifying wave of Genesis Qi exploded from his body.
In the hall, Peak Master Lianyi, Peak Master Ling Jun and the others looked on in alarm.
Sect Master Qing Yang clenched his fists tightly, biting down hard as he said coldly, “I finally know what Sheng Yuan intends to do…”
"He plans to find the Cangxuan Saint Seal hidden by the master!"
These words immediately caused looks of horror to appear on the faces of the other peak masters before almost solid killing intent filled their eyes.
"Sheng Yuan plans to start a war in Cangxuan Heaven!"