Chapter 737 Change
Countless experts in the outside world were dumbfounded as they watched Zhou Yuan extinguish the holy flame. Some even rubbed their eyes repeatedly, thinking they were hallucinating.
That was a holy flame!
Even Sect Master Qing Yang and the other top experts would turn into nothingness upon contact.
But it had been destroyed by a boy from the Divine Dwelling stage?
That was simply impossible.
Sect Master Qing Yang, Elder Bai Mei and others looked at each other in a daze. They also couldn't understand what had happened.
Palace Master Sheng Yuan was also stunned. At this moment, he even doubted that his own holy flame had been real.
As the entire world fell silent, Zhou Yuan raised his head and smiled at Sheng Yuan. "I didn't expect that the person who always hid in the back and plotted like a mouse would start playing the Santo stage."
Hearing these words, Palace Master Sheng Yuan was shocked before his students quickly shrank back. A look of horror appeared on his normally calm and collected face.
"Patriarch Cangxuan?" His voice had become high-pitched. One could easily imagine his emotions fluctuating rapidly within him.
Palace Master Sheng Yuan's eyes were wide with surprise as he looked at Zhou Yuan. Although the young man still had Zhou Yuan's appearance, he could feel a terrifying presence gradually emerging from Zhou Yuan's body.
It was a presence he was very familiar with.
Back then, that presence had been practically divine and had suppressed the entire Cangxuan Heaven. Even Sheng Yuan had only dared to plot in the dark, and tried his best not to show any ambition on the outside.
His sharp voice instantly made the scalps of all the top experts go numb.
Every glance was shot with shock and disbelief.
Everyone's eyes were filled with amazement and respect.
Even the expressions of veteran experts like the Heavenly Sword Sovereign changed abruptly. All of the top experts present had once lived in the shadow of the ancient celestial master of Cangxuan Heaven.
"Teacher?" Sect Master Qing Yang and others were equally shocked.
Peak Master Lei Jun's body trembled uncontrollably as his always indifferent expression changed rapidly.
Under countless shocked gazes, Patriarch Cangxuan looked at Palace Master Sheng Yuan, "Long time no see Sheng Yuan."
Palace Master Sheng Yuan was horrified. He instinctively flinched and backed away, reappearing far away in an instant.
“Sheng Yuan, why are you running? It is just a spirit fragment that manifested with the help of Zhou Yuan's body and you are a saint expert! "A furious roar sounded.
"Lei Jun, you!" Sect Master Qing Yang and the others looked at the person who had spoken.
Lei Jun's face was expressionless as he looked at Palace Master Sheng Yuan. If the latter escaped, his plan would fail completely.
Lei Jun's roar fell into everyone's ears and managed to bring Sheng Yuan back to his senses. His face immediately flushed red with embarrassment. He had feared Patriarch Cangxuan too much in the past and had lost his composure the moment he saw Patriarch Cangxuan appear.
The corners of Palace Master Sheng Yuan's mouth twitched. The various sects had witnessed the scene earlier and were probably laughing at him now.
The high and powerful Palace Master Sheng Yuan was on the Saint stage, but he didn't even have the courage to face Patriarch Cangxuan? And your first reaction was to run away?
Palace Master Sheng Yuan took a deep breath. After all, he was no ordinary individual. He suppressed his embarrassment and turned to Patriarch Cangxuan with a forced smile and a dark gaze.
“So a fragment of your Spirit was hidden in the Cangxuan Holy Seal when you died.”
“But right now you are simply a fragment of Spirit. At best, there is some power left that lived to this day with the help of the Cangxuan Saint Seal." After calming down, Palace Master Sheng Yuan studied the present 'Zhou Yuan'.
After discovering the strangeness of 'patriarch Cangxuan', his tense body relaxed a little.
Under countless shocked gazes, Patriarch Cangxuan slowly stood up and stepped forward into the void, arriving above Black Water.
“Your perception has improved a little. However, this residual force should be enough to prevent you from taking the Cangxuan Saint Seal.”
'Zhou Yuan' chuckled before turning to Sect Master Qing Yang with a sigh, "Qing Yang, I didn't expect that you and I would meet again."
The eyes of Sect Master Qing Yang, Elder Bai Mei, Peak Master Ling Jun and others turned red. They rushed forward emotionally and bowed respectfully to 'Zhou Yuan'.
Patriarch Cangxuan smiled, "I'm just temporarily borrowing Zhou Yuan's body, you don't need to bow to him."
Sect Master Qing Yang and the others almost couldn't control their tears. Who else would still worry about such formalities at a time like this? His teacher really hadn't changed in all these years.
"Teacher." Old Xuan also arrived, his emotions overflowing as he looked at Patriarch Cangxuan.
Seeing these familiar faces, Patriarch Cangxuan's eyes filled with warmth. Immediately afterwards, he shifted his gaze towards Peak Master Lei Jun.
Peak Master Lei Jun looked back at him with an expressionless face.
Patriarch Cangxuan said slowly: "Lei Jun, you really surprised me."
"Didn't you keep me by your side to worship you?" Lei Jun responded in an indifferent voice.
Patriarch Cangxuan smiled, "You might think so, but when I died, I even suspected Qing Yang and the rest, but never you."
Lei Jun was silent for a moment before saying, "What's the point of saying this now?"
Patriarch Cangxuan waved his hand. “I didn't say any of this in hopes of getting you back on the right path. The knot in your heart should have been to defeat me and honestly, it's quite impressive to have such ambition."
“Patriarch, he used Lianyi causing her to self-destruct her own Spirit. We can't let him go!" Deep hatred poured into Peak Master Ling Jun's eyes.
Patriarch Cangxuan replied, “My target today is Sheng Yuan. As for Lei Jun, when you guys don't need to take my relationship with him into account if you find an opportunity in the future."
At these words, Sect Master Qing Yang and the others understood that he was telling them to settle things later.
"As for Lianyi..."
He let out a long sigh as a complicated look appeared in his eyes.
Patriarch Cangxuan waved his sleeve, causing the Cangxuan Saint Seal in the mysterious domain to tremble before a beam of light shot out and landed in front of him.
The light gathered on a crystal bead that seemed to contain a faint silhouette that was in a deep sleep.
“This is…” Peak Master Ling Jun looked at the silhouette inside the bead before saying with a trembling voice, “This is the spirit of Lianyi?”
“I can still use some of the power of the Cangxuan Saint Seal, and because she destroyed herself here, I was able to protect her Spirit in the Cangxuan Saint Seal.”
“Ling Jun, keep her with you and always keep her warm and safe. There will come a day when he will be resurrected."
Peak Master Ling Jung carefully received the crystal bead. Her body trembled violently as tears ran down her cheeks.
It was hard to imagine how much pain and despair she felt when Peak Master Lianyi self-destructed.
Patriarch Cangxuan had given him a glimmer of hope.
"Thank you, patriarch." Ling Jun's voice was hoarse.
Patriarch Cangxuan shook his head before his gaze shifted towards the Executioner of Life Painting in the sky. In the painting, Yaoyao had also felt the presence of the patriarch.
She hesitated as the cracking of the seal between her eyebrows finally began to stop.
He knew that Zhou Yuan should no longer be in danger since Patriarch Cangxuan appeared.
Space rippled around Yaoyao as she stepped forward, finally leaving the Life Executioner Painting and reappearing above Black Water.
Palace Master Sheng Yuan's expression changed abruptly as the vigilance in his eyes increased.
He was not afraid of facing Yaoyao or Patriarch Cangxuan's Spirit fragment alone, but if the two of them joined forces, it would not bode well for him.
However, as Palace Master Sheng Yuan's mind raced with those thoughts, Yaoyao's expression began to change. He raised his head and stared at the endless skies.
At the same time, Patriarch Cangxuan's face became more and more solemn. He could faintly feel an indescribable force trying to break through the boundary walls of Cangxuan Heaven.
Patriarch Cangxuan narrowed his eyes. It was the sacred race.
He cast a deep and complicated look at Yaoyao.
It seems it was still too late.