Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
The crowd of inner and outer clan disciples were astonished, almost dropping their jaws.
It wasn’t that they didn’t think that Sun Tiangang would lose, but how could it happen like that? He was gone in just one move?
‘Where’s the shocking battle we were promised!? We came all the way here to watch the battle, but he vanished in the blink of an eye!’
At that moment, there was a muffled sound in the distance as Sun Tiangang landed on the ground more than ten meters away.
The Grand Elder immediately looked over, relieved to see that his grandson was only slightly injured.
‘Chen Chen has shown him some mercy…’
The fluctuations of that blow just now made him, a cultivator who had perfected Foundation Establishment, uncontrollably take a step back. If Sun Tiangang was dealt a huge blow, he would suffer a severe injury, even if he didn’t die.
In other words, Chen Chen deserved to be ranked 10th in the Tianyun Clan.
Thinking of this, he looked at the young man in the ring with a complicated gaze.
‘This kid has only been in the clan for a short period of time, but he already has such a terrifying status of cultivation!
‘Could he be the clan master’s illegitimate son, who started cultivating since childhood and was only recently brought into the clan?
‘That’s unlikely. I know who the clan master’s lover is, and they definitely wouldn’t give birth to an illegitimate son.’
However, no matter what the truth was, he still had to announce the result.
“Ahem. Chen Chen won this battle, so his ranking remains the same.”
After saying this, he left the ring, not even sparing a glance for his grandson.
He couldn’t help it. It was too embarrassing!
It seemed that he still had to bear the blame for reforming the Tianyun Clan. Otherwise, God knows what kind of beating his grandson would have gotten just now.
‘You never accomplish success in anything! It’s good for you to suffer some setbacks!’
After cursing his grandson in his heart, the Grand Elder disappeared into thin air.
In the distance, Sun Tiangang was lying on all fours in the grass, looking at the blue sky and white clouds above his head in confusion.
‘Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing?’
He had studied the process for half a day and got busy for a long time. He even wrote a letter of challenge, reported it, and begged his grandfather to witness it.
What was all of that for? Was it just to get beaten up in public?
‘Why is it that I’m the one who suffers and gets beaten up, but you’re the one who gets to act impressive!? This feels terrible!’
Thinking of this, Sun Tiangang couldn’t help but tear up.
There were countless questions in his mind, but the biggest one was this: why was Chen Chen so strong?’
Just as he was feeling puzzled, a few outer clan disciples came over and helped him up.
The outer clan disciples’ faces were covered in ore dust and their features could not be seen very clearly, but their eyes were extremely bright.
“Senior Brother Sun, the successor asked me to tell you that one has to endure hardships to become an elite!”
“Failure is the beginning of success!”
“You must get back up from where you fall!”
“Failure is not scary, what’s scary is losing the determination to strive to become better!”
Looking at the several outer clan disciples, whose eyes were filled with reverence, Sun Tiangang was instantly dumbfounded. Then, he rolled his eyes and passed out.
Just like that, the news that Chen Chen had defeated Sun Tiangang in one move quickly spread throughout the sect. Other than Xiao Wuyou, no one was astonished or dismayed.
Even if the successor started cultivating right after birth, he would only have been cultivating for less than eighteen years. Yet, he still had such terrifying strength and competency.
At that moment, they finally understood why the successor was the successor, while they were only ordinary disciples.
After this battle, Chen Chen’s prestige in the sect skyrocketed. Soon, he surpassed the respectable Sun Tiangang and Zhao Xiaoya of the inner clan, thus becoming recognized as the great Senior Brother of the Tianyun Clan.
Even some elders would bow to and salute Chen Chen when they saw him.
Apart from that, the disciples of Tianyun Clan were getting increasingly enthusiastic in cultivating. Coupled with an adequate supply of resources, the Tianyun Clan began to show signs of prosperous development.
Half a month later, Chen Chen flew at a low altitude in the Tianyun Mountains while constantly using the system to track.
“Mine containing Heavenly Thunder Crystal +1.”
“Thousand-year-old Angelica +1.”
“Highly poisonous 10,000-year old Gut-Breaking Herb +1.”
Over the past half month, Chen Chen had basically flown throughout the entire Tianyun Mountains to search for and harvest some highly valuable items.
However, he did not take everything, harvesting only a portion of the treasures and leaving behind some heavenly treasures with effects that were similar to ones that he already had.
When he returned to the courtyard of the main peak, the morning glory wrapped itself enthusiastically around Chen Chen.
“Master, the spiritual spring water you gave me yesterday was quite sweet. I want to drink more!”
Chen Chen smiled and took out a bottle from his storage ring, pouring the spiritual spring water onto the morning glory.
At the same time, the aroma of food was wafting out of the kitchen.
“Xian’er is indeed a smart demon. Her culinary skills are getting better and better. She can make dark materials emanate such a heavenly aroma,” Chen Chen muttered to himself. At this moment, he felt somewhat satisfied.
It would be great if things could go on like this forever. Of course, if he could, he would like to make his parents immortal as well.
However, things didn’t always go according to one’s wishes. At this very moment, a melodious bell rang in Tianyun Clan.
Hearing this bell, Chen Chen sighed gently.
The bell signaled a gathering.
What was supposed to arrive did after all.
As expected, master Xiao Wuyou’s voice rang in his ears the very next moment.
“Disciple, come to the Clan Master Hall.”
Chen Chen assented, glancing at the kitchen longingly before reluctantly flying toward the Clan Master Hall.
Soon, he arrived at the Clan Master Hall.
Besides Xiao Wuyou, there was another man with a youthful face and white hair.
Chen Chen knew who he was immediately. He was the strongest Supreme Elder of the Tianyun Clan, Zhao Wu, whose strength had reached the peak of the Golden Core realm.
“Disciple, the Wuxin Clan’s flying boat will arrive in a short while. You have to make this trip.”
Xiao Wuyou looked at Chen Chen with a somewhat helpless look in his eyes.
According to past practice, when the new king ascended the throne, each clan had to send their own representatives to attend the enthronement ceremony in the capital.
Yet, the Wuxin Clan was sending their flying boat over to pick them up right now.
“Master, I understand. I’m already prepared,” Chen Chen smiled and responded with a calm expression.
Looking at Chen Chen’s expression with a burning gaze, Xiao Wuyou stayed silent for a long time before saying seriously, “This time, Elder Zhao Wu will go with you to protect you. I’ve already briefed you about the precautions in the past few days, but I still want to emphasize the most crucial point once again! Regardless of the situation, living is the ultimate goal, even if you have to compromise for the greater good. Do you understand?”
“Understood!” Chen Chen answered firmly with a solemn expression.
“Very good.” Xiao Wuyou smiled, then turned and gave a deep salute to Elder Zhao, who was beside him.
“Senior, I’m counting on you to take care of this disciple of mine.”
Seeing the Clan Master salute, Zhao Wu hurriedly dodged out of the way and laughed loudly.
“There is no need for you to do this, Clan Master. As long as I’m alive, nothing will happen to this kid.”
Although Zhao Wu was smiling, Chen Chen saw a trace of strong determination in his eyes, which made him feel touched.
If he had been asked to do such a dangerous thing when he first joined the Tianyun Clan, he would have packed his bags and run away.
However, he now felt a sense of belonging with the Tianyun Clan. Hence, he had no choice but to go to the capital at this time.
“The Wuxin Clan’s envoy has arrived! Everyone from Tianyun Clan, hurry and receive him!”
At this moment, a loud and dignified voice spread across several peaks of the Tianyun Clan.
Chen Chen looked over and saw a large black boat, about 300 meters long, hovering quietly thousands of meters above the Tianyun Clan’s mountain gate, emitting a rich glow of ethereality that covered half of the Tianyun Mountains