The entire place seemed to ripple when Chi Jing’s voice rang out. Her words sounded in the ears of every person in the Tianyuan Utopia. Individuals in various locations of the Tianyuan Utopia lifted their heads in unison, gazing towards the same direction with amazement and surprise in their eyes.
The name of the new chief pavilion master was a little unfamiliar to them.
Evidently, the one whom everyone had believed to be Tianyuan Region’s strongest Divine Dwelling stage heaven pride had already lost to the dark horse called Zhou Yuan.
This outcome drew deep sighs from countless people and made them curious about Zhou Yuan. When Zhou Yuan became the chief pavilion master, a position accompanied by great power and influence, he would be ranked among the upper echelons of the Tianyuan Region.
On the mountaintop, Zhou Yuan respectfully cupped his fists together towards the five figures in the sky.
From the moment Chi Jing made the declaration, the position of chief pavilion master had become his, and no one could take it away.
In the sky, sect master Xuan Kun expressionlessly waved his hand. A torrent of Genesis Qi swept out and lifted Lu Xiao from the rubble before throwing him towards the Fire Pavilion. Zhu Lian and the others hastily caught his body, their faces filled with terror, not daring to say anything.
They could feel sect master Xuan Kun’s rage from his actions.
Numerous Heavenly Spirit Sect disciples from the Fire Pavilion bitterly sighed inwardly. It seemed none of them would be able to escape being reprimanded in the future. Given sect master Xuan Kun’s temper, he might even reduce their future cultivation resources as punishment.
Chi Jing paid no heed to sect master Xuan Kun’s anger. She gazed at the remains of the majestic peak and pointed towards it.
A mystical power surged forth.
Under shocked gazes, the many giant cracks on the peak swiftly began to close. The fallen boulders rose into the air, returning to their original locations. In less than a few dozen breaths, the destroyed mountain regained its original appearance.
Chi Jing’s power likewise stunned Zhou Yuan. One must know that there was a huge difference in the cultivation level between those who wielded the power of destruction and creation.
This was the power of Law Domain stage experts.
Within the Law Domain, all things moved according to one’s will.
“Zhou Yuan, it was mentioned previously that the one who becomes the chief pavilion master will be rewarded with a little Saint technique. You may find some time in the future to select one in the Thousand Technique Hall.”
Countless gazes instantly filled with envy. That was a little Saint technique. Although it was preceded by the word little, it was already in the realm of Saint techniques. A Genesis technique of that level was very attractive even to some Nascent Source stage experts.
Happiness and surprise flooded Zhou Yuan’s heart. He had nearly forgotten about this reward.
A little Saint Genesis technique was something Zhou Yuan had never seen before in his many years of cultivation. Although it was said that the seven Cangxuan Arts could be fused into a true Saint Genesis technique after being mastered, Zhou Yuan had learned only four of the seven arts: the Omega Saint Spirit technique, the Mythic Saint Body, the Devil Sweeping Sword Orb technique and the Spirit Lantern technique.
Among them, only the Omega Saint Spirit art and the Mythic Saint Body had barely reached the advanced stage, whereas there was still much room for improvement with regards to the Devil Sweeping Sword Orb art and the Spirit Lantern art. Furthermore, there were still three of the seven arts he had yet to even touch. Who knew when the Cangxuan Saint technique would finally appear again in the world?
As a true Saint technique, its power would most certainly outclass a little Saint technique. But when split up into its seven individual parts, none of its parts could match a little Saint technique.
Hence, if Zhou Yuan managed to learn this little Saint technique, his combat strength would grow tremendously.
Although he had defeated Lu Xiao and taken the position of chief pavilion master, Zhou Yuan did not relax. He instead felt even greater pressure. His target was the nine regions tournament, an event where all of Hunyuan Heaven’s finest super heaven prides would surely appear.
For example, Zhao Mushen, Wu Yao and even Su Youwei.
One must know that even though Lu Xiao was strong, he was only ranked nine on the Hunyuan Heaven Divine Dwelling List. It was even rumored that his rank was partly attributed to his status as a member of the Tianyuan Region, one of the nine regions. From this, one could see just how terrifying the top few rankers on the Divine Dwelling List were.
It had been a bitter struggle for Zhou Yuan to defeat Lu Xiao. As such, Zhou Yuan was not confident of facing those ranked above Lu Xiao.
Given the top rankers’ backgrounds and talents, they would likely possess little Saint techniques and other secret arts.
Due to these reasons, Zhou Yuan still had a long way to go if he intended to become the champion of the nine regions tournament. He could not afford to relax even the slightest bit.
In the sky, the figures of three grand elders—Xuan Kun, Bai Ye and Bian Chang—vanished into thin air upon concluding the affairs of the chief pavilion master selection. They had no intention of lingering any longer.
Clan leader Mu Ni nodded to Chi Jing before also disappearing.
It was not appropriate for Chi Jing to speak more with Zhou Yuan in such a setting. Hence, she gave him a nod of encouragement before also turning to leave.
When the five grand elders departed, the pressure that enveloped the area instantly vanished. The atmosphere instantly livened as countless gazes looked towards Zhou Yuan’s figure in curiosity and excitement.
Zhou Yuan leaped off the peak.
But before he could return to the Wind Pavilion’s side, numerous figures encircled him.
“Hehe, chief pavilion master Zhou Yuan, I’m the head of the Chen clan. The chief pavilion master is a promising young man. Will you have time to grace us with your presence in the Chen clan?”
“Chief pavilion master Zhou Yuan is so young. Do you have any plans of marrying?”
“Chief pavilion master Zhou Yuan, I’m the prefecture lord of Shanling Prefecture…”
The sudden flurry of friendly voices caught Zhou Yuan off guard, and he soon found himself surrounded. He felt his head swell at the noise flooding him from his surroundings.
Fortunately, a slender hand reached in and pulled him away by the wrist. A gentle voice sounded, “Everyone, you may pay a visit to the Wind Pavilion if you have time in the future. Our chief pavilion master is not in the best condition after such a tough battle today, so I hope everyone can forgive us on account of this.”
After Zhou Yuan was pulled out from the crowd, he finally saw that his savior was Yi Qiushui.
The others felt somewhat regretful at this outcome but tactfully did not give chase.
“I did not expect a chief pavilion master to be so welcomed.” Zhou Yuan sighed. He had never received such treatment during his tenure as the wind pavilion master.
Yi Qiushui chuckled. “How can these two positions be compared?”
The position of chief pavilion master was equivalent in rank to an elder of the elder committee, and it held tremendous weight. Let alone the previous group, even the five grand elders could no longer ignore Zhou Yuan. Otherwise, sect master Xuan Kun would not have schemed to obtain this position for many years.
After all, there were limited seats in the elder circle, and below the Nascent Source stage, only the chief pavilion master could attain such a high-ranking position.
The two returned to the Wind Pavilion side as numerous Wind Pavilion members rushed to meet them.
“Our pavilion master is formidable!”
“The pavilion master is invincible!”
The Wind Pavilion members could no longer conceal their excitement and jubilation as they began to cheer in succession. The gazes that looked towards Zhou Yuan were filled with respect and admiration.
On the Fire Pavilion’s side, several members dejectedly departed with the still-unconscious Lu Xiao. Zhou Yuan had been promoted to the chief pavilion master and was now their direct superior. How could they possibly dare to offend him? Even the unreasonable and pampered Zuo Ya could only leave in a crestfallen manner.
However, not everyone from the Fire Pavilion left. A portion of the members remained where they stood as they looked towards the Wind Pavilion’s side.
Although these individuals were members of the Fire Pavilion, they were not disciples of the Heavenly Spirit Sect. They had joined the Fire Pavilion to receive better cultivation conditions. With the changing tides, the Wind Pavilion would slowly grow stronger, and they naturally did not wish to leave a bad impression of themselves to the new chief pavilion master Zhou Yuan.
After all, the chief pavilion master held great power in the four pavilions and even had the right to remove or promote any deputy pavilion masters. In fact, even the four pavilion masters could be forced to step down if an appropriate reason was found.
While the Fire Pavilion showed slight signs of fracturing internally, Mu Liu led the deputy forest pavilion masters over to congratulate Zhou Yuan without any hint of discomfort.
Han Yuan hesitated slightly, but eventually also led his members over. He had no choice but to bow when under someone else’s roof.
The Fire Pavilion members who had stayed behind also hesitated somewhat before ultimately deciding to head over.
Ye Bingling and Yi Qiushui looked at each other and smiled, secretly sighing in relief.
They knew that from then onwards, an enormous change would occur in the four pavilions.
After many years, their four pavilions had finally welcomed a powerful chief pavilion master once more!
Yi Qiushui could not help but sigh in amazement as she glanced at Zhou Yuan. She had personally witnessed his rise from an unknown youngster in the Tianyuan Region to the chief pavilion master in a single year.
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