Anyone would be in a good mood during a happy occasion. Ever since Xiang Shaoyun learned of Tuoba Wan'er's pregnancy, a silly smile had been plastered on his face. He hadn't prepared himself to be a father, so this was extremely abrupt. However, instead of failing to adapt, he found himself filled with a sense of bliss, and no word could express his elation.
The hall master had long known about the pregnancy and had assigned a lot of manpower to serve and protect Tuoba Wan'er, showing that he was taking this very seriously.
Apart from spending time with Tuoba Wan'er, Xiang Shaoyun did not need to do anything else. After spending several days with her, he decided to focus on completing the teleportation formation since it would still be a while before the baby was born. He went to see the hall master and made it clear what he was going to do next.
The hall master, also in a good mood, did not make things difficult for Xiang Shaoyun. He directly tossed over a storage ring and said, "Your materials are all inside. I have two sets of them, enough to form a connection between two places. Even if you want more, I don't have any."
Xiang Shaoyun was overjoyed when he sensed the materials in the ring. Inside were rare saint-grade materials such as spatial stones, void stones, and spiritsense stones.
"You already have the material. Where is the Saint Realm formation grandmaster?" asked the hall master.
"Grandpa, I am one," said Xiang Shaoyun confidently.
His soul clone appeared before the hall master. He knew that the hall master was probably already aware, so there was no need to hide anything.
The hall master raised his brow, smiled, and said, "A soul clone? Interesting. But what use can it be?"
"Of course it will be useful. I am a formation grandmaster myself," declared Xiang Shaoyun with a confident smile. He drew in the air with his finger, drawing a series of abstruse formation lines to prove that he was really capable of laying out formations.
The hall master appeared unimpressed. "A teleportation formation is unlike regular formations."
"Just watch, Grandpa. But I do need one more help from you. I will need you to help me break through the Ziling Sect's spatial node, or the formation won't work," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Fine, I'll trust you once. Have the first elder pick a spot for the formation. I won't get involved anymore," said the hall master. He did not want to shatter Xiang Shaoyun's confidence when he seemed so confident.
Just as Xiang Shaoyun was about to leave, the hall master said, "Right, I need to make something clear. The child in Wan'er must assume the surname Tuoba and will be a child of the Tuoba Clan. Do you understand?"
The hall master spoke with a commanding tone that left no room for negotiation. Basically, he was telling Xiang Shaoyun that his opinion would not matter since it was going to happen regardless.
Xiang Shaoyun had long heard of this from Tuoba Wan'er, so he didn't mind it much. He nodded and said, "We'll follow your decision, Grandpa."
"Um. You may go," said the hall master as he waved his hand.
Inwardly, he thought, This kid is someone who knows propriety. Let's see how far he can go in the future.
Xiang Shaoyun then went to look for the first elder. The first elder was already expecting him.
"Holy son-in-law, the hall master told me what you want to do. I'll show you around. Let's look for a suitable place to construct a teleportation formation," said the first elder.
He then showed Xiang Shaoyun around some of the areas where no outsiders were allowed. Because this teleportation formation would be relatively more important, they naturally had to restrict its usage. Thus, it needed a somewhat concealed location.
Eventually, Xiang Shaoyun decided on a piece of empty land that was away from the main hall yet near the hall's forbidden zone.
"The spot has been decided. Do you need any help, holy son-in-law?" asked the first elder.
Xiang Shaoyun replied, "Nothing for now. I only hope that nobody disturbs me during this period of time."
"Not a problem," said the first elder before leaving.
After scanning the terrain with his eyes and sensing the area with the profundity of earth, Xiang Shaoyun got to work.
I must not fail, thought Xiang Shaoyun.
He then released his soul clone. Both his main body and soul clone started working simultaneously. For the groundwork, his main body could still be of great help. Saint-level power would only be required when laying out the formation eye and utilizing the saint materials.
To draw the formation lines, he needed to use his astral energy. He then needed to brand the lines with his willpower and embed the lines into the ground. With that, no ordinary person would be able to damage the formation.
This work greatly strained the mind and was especially so for a complicated and big formation like this. It was not something that could be completed quickly. Each line was drawn carefully and with full concentration.
Fortunately, Xiang Shaoyun knew not only formations but also the profundity of earth. With the two comprehensionss combined, he could smoothly lay out the lines.
More and more lines were drawn. They looked extremely complicated and could probably give one a headache just by being seen.
It was no wonder that there was a saying that all formation grandmasters were crazy. This kind of work where each line needed to be drawn with precision before they were joined together to allow the passage of energy was not something anyone could do or learn. The hall master and first elder were observing him high in the sky. Both appeared shocked.
"The holy son-in-law is really a formation grandmaster," the first elder gasped.
The hall master had a pleased expression as he said, "This kid sure has a lot of secrets. No wonder he is so confident in laying out this formation himself."
"I really don't know how the holy son-in-law did this. A few years ago when he first left the Holy Hall, he was only an Emperor. Now, not only is he at the Soul Foundation Realm, but he has also formed a saint soul. Did he stumble upon some exceptionally amazing fortuitous encounter?" asked the first elder doubtfully.
The hall master said, "Everyone has a secret. This kid also has a lot of secrets. There is no need for us to be overly curious. All is good as long as he can take good care of Wan'er."
He then left with the first elder.
After the two left, Xiang Shaoyun glanced at the sky where they were before. Inwardly, he thought, Someone was definitely spying on me earlier.
For Xiang Shaoyun to be able to detect existences as powerful as the hall master and first elder, one could only imagine how sensitive his senses were. Not even a regular saint soul could sense two experts like that.
Xiang Shaoyun could only do it due to the fusion of his Nether Soul Domain and soul foundation, which had pushed his senses to horrifying level.Previous Chapter Next Chapter