Accompanying this voice was a man that walked into the hall while surrounded by a group of people, just like a bright moon that was surrounded by a host of stars.
There were both men and woman in the group, and all of them surged with spirit while divine radiance flowed throughout their bodies. Every single one of them possessed formidable cultivations, and they were outstanding amongst their peers.
However, the most dazzling was undoubtedly that man. He wore black clothes that were cut to fit his figure, and he had white skin that was fair like jade and emanated a crystalline and translucent glow. Moreover, his entire body emanated rays of divinity, causing him to seem extraordinary and otherworldly.
He had violet colored long hair that fluttered behind his back, and it revealed an angular face that was peerlessly handsome.
He was extremely extraordinary. His bearing was calm and composed while every single move he made was like that of royalty, and his calm aura carried a feeling of supremacy and haughtiness.
When looked at from afar, he was simply like he was born a god, and he revealed peerless elegance that was simply indescribable.
“Aloof and extraordinary. As expected of a Powerseal Disciple from the Divine Institute!”
“He’s like a king amongst Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods, and he can look down upon most of his peers.”
Someone praised. Such an imposing aura was too rare. It was like a king had arrived to patrol the world on behalf of the Heaven Dao. Such a figure was bound to possess a limitless future, and if nothing unexpected happened, he would definitely step foot into the ranks of Imperial Monarchs!
Everyone within the hall deeply agreed, and they were extremely shocked.
“He’s Gongsun Mu?” Chen Xi asked via voice transmission while seeming to be lost in thought. He’d discerned with a single glance that this man’s cultivation had already attained perfection in the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, and he’d completely released his potential as a King Rank Universe Enlightened Ancestral God.
In other words, when this man advanced into the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, he’d definitely refined and absorbed an eighth-grade King Rank Ancestral Dao Root! Merely this potential he possessed was already something that most Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods couldn’t compare to.
Yet now, this man had already stepped foot into the peak of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm, and he’d unearthed his potential as a King Rank Universe Enlightened Ancestral God. So, the might he possessed had become even more unfathomable.
“Yes. The Divine Institute has 18 Powerseal Disciples, and Gongsun Mu is ranked at the 3rd position. His strength is undoubtedly formidable. According to rumor, he’s ranked at the 24th position on the Universe Enlightened Chart, and such accomplishments can be said to be extraordinary.” Shentu Yanran swiftly replied via voice transmission. Her voice carried a complicated tone. Even she had no choice but to admit that Gongsun Mu was extremely formidable, and he wasn’t just formidable in a regular way. Because even some old geezers at the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm could only dim in comparison before him.
“The 24th position? He’s not bad indeed.” Even though Chen Xi spoke like this, his gaze had shot towards the man that followed by Gongsun Mu’s side. “Is that fellow the descendent of the Green Roar Dragon Clan, Taba Chuan?”
That person wore grey clothes, had a simple appearance, and an indifferent bearing. He was like a rock on a precipice, and he emanated a steady imposing aura that gave others the feeling that he would remain immovable even if storms struck from all directions.
Compared to Gongsun Mu, his imposing aura was much more inferior, but he was clearly a top figure in the peak of the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God Realm as well.
“Yes.” Shentu Yanran nodded. She was just about to say something when Gongsun Mu suddenly shot his gaze over and said with a smile, “I presume that you’re Miss Yanran? You really do possess peerless beauty and charm.”
His voice was low and seemed to possess a form of magnetism. It was neither too fast or too slow, and it resounded like a bell can emanated a force that struck directly at the heart.
“As expected of the Third Powerseal Disciple from the Divine Institute. Every single movement he makes carries the Divine Dao within it, and even his voice is like the tune of the Dao and nature.” Extraordinary splendor arose in the eyes of some women.
“Daoist Brother, you’re too kind.” Shentu Yanran puckered her lips and smiled in a graceful and elegant manner, and then she said in a neither haughty nor humble manner. “Please have a seat.”
Gongsun Mu smiled, and then he led the group behind him to take their seats in the hall.
After he entered the Shentu Clan’s hall, he’d remained composed from the beginning until the end, and it was like he was taking a stroll in his own backyard. Moreover, his peerless and mighty bearing drew the attention of the entire hall, and it caused them think highly of him.
Even if it was after he’d taken his seat now, he still seemed to be outstanding.
On the other hand, the others by his side were extremely extraordinary as well. They stood side by side in a graceful manner, and all of them were suffused by divine radiance, causing them to serve as contrast for each other and seem even more dazzling and outstanding.
These were the disciples of the Divine Institute. As disciples of one of the five extremes of the Imperial Region, all of them had a unique form of pride and dignity.
Compared to them, the Universe Enlightened Ancestral Gods from the Shentu Clan that resided within the hall seemed inferior by comparison.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but think because of this. As one of the top-rate powers of the Imperial Region, the Shentu Clan’s resources and reserves are extremely deep, but when their disciples at the Universe Enlightened Ancestral God are compared, then they really are just barely passable.
As soon as he took his seat, Gongsun Mu spoke frankly. “I presume Seniors are already clearly aware of the reason I came today. I wonder if Seniors have made a decision?”
As soon as these words were spoken, the atmosphere in the hall went silent, and everyone shot their gazes towards Shentu Qingyuan who sat at the central seat of the host.
“This matter has significant implications, so it’s truly difficult for me to decide.” Shentu Qingyuan suddenly sighed and seemed as if it was a difficult choice for him, yet he didn’t answer the question directly at all.
Gongsun Mu merely grinned when facing this, and he said, “Looks like Senior is still worried about my Divine Institute’s sincerity. To tell you the truth, since I’ve represented the Divine Institute to come here this time, I’m naturally able to make some promises. So long as the conditions Senior raises don’t go too far, then I can represent the Divine Institute to immediately agree to them!”
These words were filled with confidence and boldness, and it caused the eyes of many within the hall to light up.
“Hahaha! Since the Divine Institute has already shown such sincerity, we’ll naturally not disappoint the Divine Institute.” Before Shentu Qingyuan could speak, Shentu Mingda had already roared with laughter.
“Big Brother, don’t speak so arbitrarily.” Shentu Bao frowned, and he slightly detested Shentu Mingda’s impatient attitude.
“Third Brother!” Shentu Mingda’s face sank, and he glared at Shentu Bao in a cautioning manner.
“That’s enough. We can slowly discuss this matter. There’s no need to argue about it, so as to avoid incurring the ridicule of our guests.” Shentu Qingyuan waved his hand as he spoke.
“Haha! Looks like Seniors haven’t arrived at a uniform opinion. But I’m not in a hurry.” Gongsun Mu smiled indifferently, and then he changed the topic and said, “As one of the terms my Divine Institute provides, I can promise right now that so long as Miss Yanran joins the Divine Institute, then she’ll be able to immediately become a Powerseal Disciple!”
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone within the hall was shocked.
A Powerseal Disciple!
That was the core force of the Divine Institute, and they possessed unimaginable authority and status! Up until now, the Divine Institute merely possessed 18 Powerseal Disciples, and every single one of them were extraordinary geniuses that received extremely high regard from the important figures of the Divine Institute.
Even if it was in the entire Ancient God Domain, as a Powerseal Disciple of the Divine Institute, one would be revered no matter one went, and no one would dare disrespect a Powerseal Disciple!
Yet now, with just a few words, Gongsun Mu had promised to give Shentu Yanran a position amongst the Powerseal Disciple, and such extravagance was extremely shocking.
What did this mean?
It meant that so long as Shentu Yanran agreed, she would immediately advance leaps and bounds in status to become the 19th Powerseal Disciple of the Divine Institute, and she would possess unimaginable authority and status!
For a time, the gazes of many in the hall had shot towards Shentu Yanran, and their eyes carried envy that was impossible to conceal.
Even the Imperial Monarchs of the Shentu Clan sighed endlessly with emotion, and they clearly felt the Divine Institute’s sincerity.
Even Shentu Qingyuan seemed to be slightly surprised as he’d never expected that the Divine Institute would reveal such great ‘sincerity’.
For a time, he couldn’t help but be slightly moved.
“Hahaha! Yanran, why don’t you quickly thank Young Master Gongsun for his kindness? This is an opportunity that’s extremely difficult to come by, and others would even be able to get it even if they gave up their lives for it!” Shentu Mingda roared once more with laughter, and his voice was filled with encouragement.
“Exactly. Yanran, if you become a Powerful Disciple of the Divine Institute, then our Shentu Clan would be honored by this as well, and we would feel proud for you. This is an extremely rare honor.” Then young man by Shentu Mingda’s side spoke. He had a thin face, eyes that were like the eyes of a hawk, and he was 70% similar in appearance to Shentu Mingda. He was exactly Shentu Mingda’s son, Shentu Xing.
Something worthy of mention was that it was precisely Shentu Xing that led Gongsun Mu’s group into the hall.
“I’m sorry. This matter is too significant while I’m inferior in both talent and knowledge, so I’m unable to bear such an honor. Please do forgive me, Daoist Brother Gongsun.” Unexpectedly, Shentu Yanran’s expression was calm when facing such a rare opportunity, and she refused in a calm and composed manner.
Based on her expression, she actually seemed to be not interested in this at all.
This caused everyone to be slightly astounded, and they almost didn’t dare believe their ears. This is an opportunity to become a Powerseal Disciple of the Divine Institute, yet she actually… refused it in such a casual manner?
It wasn’t just them, even Gongsun Mu was slightly stunned while his brows knit together imperceptibly before he quickly recovered his calm.
Amongst the people present, perhaps only Chen Xi was clearly aware that Shentu Yanran had made her decision a very long time ago. So, not to mention being provided with a position amongst the Powerseal Disciples, she would probably not agree even if the conditions were even more tempting.
“Yanran, such an honor is extremely heavy indeed, and it’s normal for you to feel pressured. But refusing in such a way is slightly outrageous.” Shentu Mingda spoke in a low voice, and it faintly seemed like he was berating her.
“Yanran, this opportunity is something Young Master Gongsun strived to obtain with great difficulty. Acting in this way is extremely unbearable for everyone.” Shentu Xing spoke with displeasure.
Some of the other clansmen of the Shentu Clan felt that Shentu Yanran was being unreasonable as well. Because she just happened to not cherish such a huge opportunity and directly refused it. So, wasn’t she being unreasonable by acting in this way?
“Miss Yanran’s worries are normal. After all, becoming a Powerseal Disciple of the Divine Institute doesn’t just represent honor, and one has to shoulder responsibility as well. However, this isn’t difficult. So long as you agree, Yanran, we can share responsibility for the pressure you experience.” Gongsun Mu’s voice was low and filled with magnetism, and it was still neither fast nor slow. He seemed to have not been infuriated by Shentu Yanran’s refusal, and his composed bearing caused many of the others in the hall to be filled with admiration.
This caused all the others in the hall to have a deeper feeling of how sincere the Divine Institute was, and they truly wished for nothing more than to help Shentu Yanran agree immediately.
Shentu Yanran frowned instead, and she said frankly, “Thank you for your good intentions, Daoist Brother. I’ve already decided, so please don’t try to persuade me.”
When they heard this, both Shentu Mingda and Shentu Xing’s faces sank, and they were extremely displeased by Shentu Yanran’s stubbornness.
It wasn’t just them, many great figures of the Shentu Clan frowned as well.
A disciple of the Divine Institute seemed to be unable to restrain himself any longer, and he suddenly smashed the table before him into pieces and said coldly, “You don’t know what’s good for you! Are you looking down on my Divine Institute!?”