Chapter 998 Third Official Disciple

Chi Jing sped through space with the Law Domain and returned to the Tianyuan Utopia at the fastest speed. 

In the first moment of returning to Tianyuan Utopia, she released the Four Pavilions members from the Law Domain. Standing at a high height, she peered at the vast utopia, watching countless figures shuttling back and forth. It was a bustling scene.

“Close all teleportation points in Tianyuan Utopia! All experts of the Divine Dwelling stage, Heavenly Sun stage and Nascent Source stage, immediately come out of closed-door training and wait for my orders!” Chi Jing’s cold voice echoed throughout the world. 

Boom!

An earthshaking commotion broke out in the Tianyuan Region, and countless people cast bewildered gazes towards Chi Jing in the void above. They had no idea what she intended to do. But Chi Jing didn't explain anything. After she gave the order, elders would take care of that task. 

The entire Tianyuan Utopia turned chaotic for a moment.  

After issuing the urgent order to prepare for battle, Chi Jing’s figure flashed and reappeared in a great hall, where four figures sat around a round table. They were the other four grand elders of the Tianyuan Region. 

Sect master Xuan Kun of the Heavenly Spirit Sect was the first to question Chi Jing. “What’s going on? Why did the top five forces suddenly declare war on our Tianyuan Region?” 

They had received a message from Chi Jing a moment earlier.

Clan leader Mu Ni from the Wood Clan, Patriarch Bai Ye from the White Clan and Patriarch Bian Chang from the Profound Crystal Clan all wore solemn expressions.

“Zhou Yuan defeated Zhao Mushen and won first place in the nine regions tournament,” Chi Jing said. 

Sect master Xuan Kun and the others were stunned for a moment, and finally, they couldn't help exclaiming, “Zhou Yuan won first place?”

They found it unbelievable. Although they knew Zhou Yuan was extremely talented, they never thought he could defeat Zhao Mushen!

Chi Jing said, “But you should also know that this is only a minor factor that triggered this war. The real reason is that it’s the order of the Wanzu Region’s supreme sovereign. Only he could drive the top five forces to risk their lives to offend the Tianyuan Region.”

Sect master Xuan Kun and the others all darkened hearing this. They were naturally aware of supreme sovereign Wan Zu’s dislike of the Tianyuan Region. The main reason for the Tianyuan Region’s deterioration over the years was precisely supreme sovereign Wan Zu’s action.

Grand elder Mu Ni, who always had a good temper, couldn't help but hiss coldly, “He went too far this time!”  

Sect master Xuan Kun scrunched his brows, saying, “But grand elder Chi Jing is too quick-tempered. The Tianyuan Region doesn't have a supreme sovereign, so we should tolerate it whenever possible. Why did you have to accept the war?” 

He was a little discontented. He felt that Chi Jing was still too young and arrogant. If he were there instead of Chi Jing, he wouldn't have given Zhao Xiansun an excuse to create trouble for the Tianyuan Region.

Mu Ni said indifferently, “Sect master Xuan Kun, when you faced the hidden means of the Wanzu Region in the past, such as supporting the rise of the Tri-Mountain Alliance, you chose to stay quiet and kept the peace in the end. But was the Tri-Mountain Alliance ever grateful for that? Now that they have grown stronger, they didn't hesitate to bite at us.  

“Supreme sovereign Wan Zu has been plotting this for years, do you think he won’t let the knife fall just because you’re hiding like a turtle?”

Sect master Xuan Kun’s expression changed a little, and he finally kept quiet. 

“We can’t really blame sect master Xuan Kun. Ultimately, the reason this happened is that the Tianyuan Region doesn't have a supreme sovereign standing guard,” patriarch Bai Ye said with a smile.

Patriarch Bian Chang from the Profound Crystal clan spoke in an indifferent tone, “But clan leader Mu Ni is right. This isn’t something we could have avoided. Since the top five forces want to act as swords for someone else, our Tianyuan Region can’t be afraid. Otherwise, we will become a joke of Hunyuan Heaven.”

Sect master Xuan Kun finally nodded. “Since the other side has declared war, we certainly can’t show any weakness. If they want to fight, our Tianyuan Region will fight to the end!”

Although the several grand elders often had quarrels and disagreements, they understood that in the face of a challenge from outsiders, benefit to any one of them meant benefit to all, whereas harm to one meant harm to all.

Chi Jing nodded expressionlessly. “The Elder Committee will discuss how to tackle the war. I have already issued an order to inform experts of the Divine Dwelling stage, Heavenly Sun stage and Nascent Source stage to prepare for battle.”

While they were speaking, the flames of war began to rise, and all Divine Dwelling experts, Heavenly Sun experts and Nascent Source stage experts were mobilized. The scale of the battle could be easily imagined. 

This time, however, sect master Xuan Kun and the others no longer opposed the war because they understood that the top five forces had jointly declared war on the Tianyuan Region, and it wouldn't be a small battle. It would no doubt set off a storm of blood, and it was unknown how many people would lose their lives in the war.

Any war was incomparably tragic.

Chi Jing scanned the surroundings and said, “There’s another matter.”

She raised her hand into the air, and the Law Domain spread out behind her. Soon, sect master Xuan Kun and the others saw a young and slender figure stepping out. It was Zhou Yuan.

“Zhou Yuan?” Sect master Xuan Kun stared at him, frowning.

Sect master Xuan Kun evidently still had some prejudice against Zhou Yuan. After all, Zhou Yuan had ruined his plan before, as well as suppressed all the Divine Dwelling experts of the Heavenly Spirit Sect.

“Grand elder Chi Jing, this is a grand elder meeting that even great elders aren’t eligible to participate. Why did you bring him here? Are you ignoring the rules?” sect master Xuan Kun questioned in an imposing, deep voice.

Patriarch Bai Ye added, “Although Zhou Yuan won first place in the nine regions tournament and should be rewarded for his achievements, it still isn’t right for grand elder Chi Jing to bring him here.”

Grand elder Bian Chang didn’t say a word and just swept a glance over Zhou Yuan’s face and soon retracted his gaze. After all, the gap in status between them was far too great.

Chi Jing calmly answered, “I want to inform you of Zhou Yuan’s true identity.

“Zhou Yuan is qualified to come here because he is my master’s third official disciple.”

The air flowing in the great hall seemed to freeze in that instant.

Sect master Xuan Kun suddenly straightened his body and studied Zhou Yuan more closely, his expression changing constantly. “Supreme sovereign Cang Yuan’s third official disciple? Grand elder Chi Jing, are you kidding?!”

Patriarch Bai Ye and Patriarch Bian Chang stared at Zhou Yuan, their eyes flashing with shock. They completely lost the calmness they had before. 

Chi Jing cast a glance at Zhou Yuan, who nodded slightly at her before the spirit light in the center of his eyebrows began to glow. The next moment, the Primal Chaos Divine Grindstone seemed to rotate slowly, producing an ancient noise.

Sect master Xuan Kun’s and the others’ eyes shrank rapidly.

“Primal Chaos Divine Grindstone Visualization Method?!” sect master Xuan Kun said with difficulty. They knew it was the top spirit tempering method created by supreme sovereign Cang Yuan. In this world, only supreme sovereign Cang Yuan’s disciples could practice that technique. 

Zhou Yuan clenched one hand, and the mottled black brush flashed out, glowing with many ancient Genesis Runes.

The Heavenly Yuan Brush!

Patriarch Bai Ye’s and Bian Chang’s eyebrows were trembling.

It had to be true because no one could take both the Heavenly Yuan Brush and the Primal Chaos Divine Grindstone from Cang Yuan.

Sect master Xuan Kun and others exchanged glances with one another, their expressions somewhat complicated, especially so for sect master Xuan Kun. Who would have thought that the youngster who had repeatedly destroyed his plan and infuriated him would be an official disciple of supreme sovereign Cang Yuan! 

According to the rules that supreme sovereign Cang Yuan had set, Zhou Yuan, who was only at the Divine Dwelling stage, could become the Tianyuan Region’s sixth grand elder and be on the same level as him!  

Thinking of this, even someone with sect master Xuan Kun’s calmness would feel a little suffocated.

It was almost impossible to face the truth!

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