Chapter 802: Gathering at Changyang Manor (Two)
“P- per- perhaps you’re also a member of my Changyang clan?” Only after a long, long while did the lady return to her senses. She stared at uncle Chang in complete shock.
The young man was also astounded and awaited uncle Chang’s reply.
Uncle Chang sighed at the sky and slowly closed his eyes. The memories that he had originally sealed up for countless years surged out like a tidal wave, forming images which constantly flashed across his eyes. Meanwhile, two turbid tears uncontrollably rolled down from his tightly-closed eyes.
All the guards and older members of the Changyang clan focused their attentions onto uncle Chang, each at a loss and filled confusion. There were plenty of quick-witted people among them; some had already realised some things from uncle Chang’s conversation with the siblings. However, including the old members of the clan, no one knew what relationship uncle Chang had with the two siblings.
“Is there perhaps a second Changyang clan on the Tian Yuan Continent? And these two clans have some unknown relationship?” In that very moment, many people thought of the same thing.
The siblings from the protector Changyang clan said nothing. They beared complicated expressions while slivers of disbelief remained in their eyes.
With how matters stood now, the two of them had already guessed that the Changyang clan of Lore City was perhaps not simply a small clan bearing the same name, but rather an existence that truly contained an unknown connection with the protector clan.
After reaching that conclusion, an immediate change occurred to how the siblings looked at the various people of the Changyang clan. At this point, they had already abandoned the notion of changing this clan’s name.
After a long while, Uncle Chang finally opened his eyes slowly. He stared at the two siblings with extremely mixed emotions, and said, “My name is Chang Wuji. When you go back, tell the old madam Changyang Zu Yeyun. She should know who I am.”
“Chang Wuji?” The siblings murmured. Their faces were filled with doubt, as the name did not bear the surname of Changyang.
The Changyang clan had a total of three branches: the Zu branch, the Yuan branch and the Qing branch. As long as they were a part of the Changyang clan, the first two characters of their name would be Changyang without any exceptions, while the third would either be Zu, Yuan or Qing. It signified which branch the person was from. Only after those three characters would each person have their real name.
Just from the three characters ‘Chang Wuji’, it was impossible for him to be from the Changyang clan as the name was completely different.
Even though they were filled with doubt, the siblings did not ask anything. The young man clasped his hands at Chang Yuji to bid farewell before leaving the manor with the girl.
High in the sky, the siblings lead the twelve Heaven Saint Master guards flying off into the distance. The lady turned around, and asked the man, “Brother, who do you think that person is? From his name he doesn’t seem like a member of our clan, but he actually knows grandma Ye’s name. Perhaps he knows grandma Ye?”
The young man furrowed his eyebrows slightly. He was also swamped in confusion, “Sister, let’s not guess randomly. We should quickly hurry home. The truth will naturally reveal itself after we tell this to grandma Ye.” As he spoke, the man pulled out a fist-sized piece of jade from his bosom. Closing his hand around it slightly, he immediately crushed the piece of jade to smithereens.
An odd energy appeared from the piece of jade and quickly formed a multi-coloured Space Gate before them. The siblings and the twelve guards disappeared into it immediately.
When the brother and sister reappeared, they had already arrived in an unknown space. This space was extremely vast, like a small world. There were mountains and rivers in there, as well as various magical beasts; there were plenty of high class magical beasts that were rarely seen on the Tian Yuan Continent as well.
In the centre of the space floated a huge piece of earth. On it stood many buildings, and the people were plentiful. It was like a busy city, while in the center of the floating land were many majestic palaces.
Currently, in one of the many palaces, a white-dressed, middle-aged woman sat by the window. She stared outside sadly while a sliver of grief appeared in the depths of her eyes.
A white-robed, middle-aged man slowly walked up to the woman’s side and gently placed his hands on the woman’s shoulder, massaging them. He said with a deep voice, “Yeyun, are you still thinking of Kong’er?”
The woman gently nodded her head, and said dejectedly, “When Kong’er broke the rules of the clan, he almost brought on a calamity to our Changyang clan. Then his talent was sealed up by grandfather, to never be able to reach Saint Ruler in his life. It’s been almost a thousand years since Kong’er was born. I wonder if he’s still alive? Just where is he? I really want to see Kong’er.”
The man sighed gently while a sliver of sorrow also appeared in his eyes. The ‘Kong’er’ mentioned by the woman was their only son, born when they were Saint Rulers. At the same time, it was what pained the two of them the most.
Centuries ago their son was expelled from the clan due to bringing disaster. His talent was also sealed up so he would never able to reach Saint Ruler. He could only live for a thousand years at most.
Even though the two of them had some status in the clan, they had no power to prevent this as the crime their son had committed was just too great. It almost made the space in which the Changyang clan inhabited collapse.
Because of this his wife, Changyang Zu Yeyun, always remained at the Ninth Heavenly Layer of Saint Ruler. If she did not overcome this mental obstruction she would never break through and reach Saint King. She would only have a life of three thousand years.
In the past the two of them had thought of going out to go looking for their son, but they could do nothing about the fact that the space was sealed in all year-round. With how great of a crime their son had committed, the various elders of the clan were unwilling to expend large amounts of energy to open the seal just for the two of them to go looking for him.
Now, the space of the Changyang clan was finally unsealed with the intrusion of the Beast God Continent. However, their primary mission for opening the space this time was to repel the Beast God Continent’s invasion as well as to find the whereabouts of the Winged Tiger God. They just did not have any extra time to go searching for their long-lost son. Also, the continent was extremely vast; unless they used the power of the entire clan, it would be like searching for a needle in a haystack. If just the two of them wanted to go searching for their son in the sea of people, even using a secret technique would not suffice.
This was because the seal on their son did not just restrict his talent, it also sealed up his bloodline.
Suddenly, the middle-aged man’s expression changed. He said, “Yeyun, the clan’s already found a trace of the Winged Tiger God. It’s currently with a young man by the name of Jian Chen, and they’ve already found where Jian Chen lives. Let’s go. The elders of the clan are holding a meeting for this.”
Changyang Zu Yeyun dismissed a few thought and stood up, walking outside side-by-side with the man.
“Grandma Ye, Grandma Ye!”
Just as the couple left through the main entrance, a young man and young woman suddenly ran over from the distance. Even from afar, they could hear the lady’s callings.
The two of them arrived beside Changyang Zu Yeyun, and the lady immediately spoke out, “Grandma Ye, when brother and I were out searching for the tracks of the Winged Tiger God, we discovered a small clan that had the same name as us in a small city.”
Changyang Zu Yeyun forcefully smiled and said gently, “Xiao’er, the Tian Yuan Continent is very vast and there are countless people. It’s very common to have clans that carry the same name as us, so you don’t need to take it too seriously.”
“I know, but grandma Ye, there was an old man in that Changyang clan who seemed to know you, and even knew grandma Ye’s name.” The lady continued while she stared at Changyang Zu Yeyun with eyes filled with curiosity.
Changyang Zu Yeyun stared vacantly, and immediately asked, “Xiao’er, do you know that person’s name?”
“He said he’s called Chang Wuji, and even said that grandma Ye knows him” The lady called Xiao’er said.
“What!? Chang Wuji!?” Changyang Zu Yeyun jerked violently while her expression changed abruptly. Soon afterwards, even her petite body began to tremble slightly.
“Chang Wuji? Isn’t that the name of the servant that follows Kong’er?” The man beside Changyang Zu Yeyun cried out as his also expression changed.
The middle-aged man was the husband of Changyang Zu Yeyun, as well as one of the great elders of the Changyang clan. He was called Changyang Zu Yunxiao.
Changyang Zu Yeyun seemed to connect it with something, and immediately became excited. With her trembling body, even her voice began to tremble, “Kong’er, Kong’er, it must be Kong’er. Kong’er must be there. Xiao’er, quick, quickly lead the way.” Changyang Zu Yeyun’s voice was hurried.
“Yunxiao, Yunfei, quickly tell us where you found Chang Wuji.” Even Changyang Zu Yunxiao’s voice was hurried.
“He’s at…” The young man immediately described the rough area where he had met Chang Wuji.
Without the slightest deliberation, Changyang Zu Yunxiao swung his hand and the space before him split open. It formed a Space Gate, and they left with the siblings without paying any attention to the gathering of elders in the clan.
In a majestic hall, seven seats were placed side-by-side at the very end. Six people of different ages sat there, while to no surprise one of them was Changyang Qing Yun, the old man who had represented the Changyang clan at the meeting in Mercenary City. Meanwhile, several other people also of various ages sat beneath them.
At this very moment, a gleam of light flashed across the eyes of the six people on the seats at the very end. They then all looked towards where the couple had split open the space to leave.
“It’s Changyang Zu Yunxiao. Why’d he suddenly split open the space and leave? Has something happened, perhaps?” An old man asked in surprise as his eyes shone with a weird light.
“Whatever, let him be. Since he’s not coming, we’ll hold the meeting with just the six of us.” Changyang Qing Yun said indifferently. He was the most powerful of the seven great elders so he possessed an extremely great prestige.
Currently, uncle Chang stood all by himself in a pavilion in the garden on the Changyang estate in Lore City. His eyes were filled with the color of reminiscence, while a dozen or so old members stood behind him. They had come to gain an understanding of the truth behind what had happened.
From the ruckus of the siblings before, they all understood one thing; there was another great secret hidden behind uncle Chang and the ancestor of the Changyang clan that had disappeared centuries ago, a secret that none of them knew.
The old madam Changyang Zu Yeyun had become the greatest query of those old members. She was a mysterious person that deserved to be referred to as the old madam by uncle Chang, so her status was definitely something else.
Currently, the older members had even begun suspecting the Changyang ancestor and uncle Chang’s backgrounds for the first time.
Uncle Chang stood in the pavilion, staring dully at the fishes that swam around. Only after an extremely long amount of time did he sigh gently. Without even turning around, he said, “Don’t ask anymore. You should learn the answer soon.”
At that very moment, the space above the manor suddenly split open. A multi-colored Space Gate quickly appeared, and soon afterwards figures shot out of it with great speeds, one after another.