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The old man behind the table was the Nine Radiance Sword Sect's inner court's Elder Fu Yun. He'd been sent over with numerous other elders this time to guard the Spirit Radiance Hall and be in charge of the matters related to recruiting cultivators.
This was an insignificant a.s.signment with many trifles, and this obviously showed that Fu Yun's status in the sect wasn't high, otherwise he wouldn't have been sent here.
But even though his status wasn't high, he was an elder of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect in the end, and he was much more clearly aware of all the matters in the sect when compared to an ordinary person.
So when he heard the words Darchu Dynasty and the Pine Mist City's Chen Clan, his heart jerked while his eyes opened wide, and when he saw Chen An's appearance clearly, the shadow of a tall figure couldn't help but float up into his mind.
After that, he was stunned on the spot while he revealed an extremely dazed expression.
"Are you still not leaving? Could it be that you intend to make us use force and drive both of you out!?" Meanwhile, Sun Chuan's grim shout sounded out once more within the hall, and accompanying it was the cold laughter of the other disciples.
When he heard all of this, a wisp of indescribable flames of rage suddenly surged out from Fu Yun's heart, and then he suddenly slapped the table as he said with a low voice, "b.a.s.t.a.r.ds! Shut up all of you!"
The hard table transformed into broken bits that rain down to the ground, and Fu Yun shout that accompanied it was like a thunderclap that shook the entire hall.
In merely an instant, the hall was perfectly silent to the point a falling needle could be heard.
The faces of all the disciples from the Nine Radiance Sword Sect froze, and they looked at Elder Fu Yun with wonder because they didn't understand exactly what had infuriated him.
"You two d.a.m.nable b.a.s.t.a.r.ds actually dared to infuriate Elder Fu Yun. Both of you can't leave today even if you want to!" Sun Chuan was slightly stunned, and then he felt that he understood everything, causing his expression to become even more cold, indifferent, and arrogant, and every single move he made and word he spoke seemed to take Chen Yu and Chen An as the culprits for Elder Fu Yun's rage.
The corners of Fu Yun's lips twitched when he heard this, and he was angered to the point his entire body trembled. He stood up with a thump before slapping Sun Chuan on the face, and he hit Sun Chuan to the point Sun Chuan's teeth fell and fresh blood sprayed from his mouth before Sun Chuan let out a shrill cry and fell heavily to the ground.
Everyone was horrified, and they couldn't help but gulp down a mouthful of saliva with great difficulty when they saw Elder Fu Yun who was infuriated like a lion. They felt slightly astounded and puzzled.
"b.a.s.t.a.r.d! I asked you to shut up, yet you actually dared to continue talking nonsense!" Elder Fu Yun glanced at Sun Chuan with detest, and then he waved his hand and instructed. "Take him back to the sect and put him into confinement to reflect on himself. He's not allowed to leave without my orders!"
The hearts of all the disciples of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect that were present here shook. What exactly is going on? Sun Chuan is the closed door disciple of Elder Fu Yun, and he normally dotes on Sun Chuan to the extreme. Why has he acted unusually today and not only slap Sun Chuan in public but even intend to send him back to the sect to be placed into confinement?
At this moment, even all the elders that sat cross-legged at the side of the hall opened their eyes, and they were slightly bewildered because they seemed to not know why Fu Yun would be so infuriated.
But no one dared to question Elder Fu Yun. Two disciples walked out immediately and carried up Sun Chuan who'd been knocked unconscious by Fu Yun's slap, and then they left Spirit Radiance Hall hastily.
Fu Yun grunted coldly when he saw this, and his expression eased up slightly.
"Martial Uncle, how should we punish these two people?" A disciple looked at Chen Yu and Chen An before he asked carefully.
"What did you say? Say it one more time!" Fu Yun glanced over coldly, and it terrified the latter to the point of s.h.i.+vering and almost falling to the ground.
"Senior Brother Fu Yun, the ignorant are innocent. Why don't you tell us exactly what is going on?" A chubby yellow robed old man walked forward from nearby and spoke in a warm voice.
"Junior Brother Qiu, you'll understand in a moment." Fu Yun waved his hand before he shot his gaze onto Chen Yu and Chen An.
At this instant, his face that was filled with rage actually instantly became gentle, and he revealed a warm smile and amiable gaze. Who was like a completely different person when compared to before.
Everyone was astounded and almost didn't dare believe their eyes. Hasn't Elder Fu Yun's att.i.tude changed too quickly?
Only those elders faintly guessed something. They shot their gazes onto Chen Yu and Chen An in unison before sizing them up, and them the elders revealed a wisp of shock.
What a pair of talents with superb natural endowments!
No wonder Elder Fu Yun would be infuriated. Such young men are much greater than gathering a pile of ordinary cultivators at the Nether Transformation Realm.
But this still didn't dispel the bewilderment in their hearts. Young talents with superb natural endowment like this was indeed very difficult to come by, yet it wasn't necessary to confine his own closed door disciple because of this.
Meanwhile, Fu Yun spoke with a warm smile and said, "Young Master, that disciple from before was ignorant and gave offence to you. I hope you can be understanding."
As he watched these scenes occur, it was clear as day to Chen Yu in his heart, and he immediately said with a smile, "Senior, you're just and impartial, and we admire you to the extreme. It was only a small dispute, so please don't worry about it."
Fu Yun laughed heartily and said, "Broad-mindedness that can reflect the sun and moon. Both of your future attainments are limitless!"
As he spoke, he changed the topic and said, "Come, for the sake of making good for the mistakes from before, I'll personally carry out the test for both of you Young Masters, alright?"
Chen Yu and Chen An nodded right away.
Subsequently, Fu Yun personally raised a brush and recorded their names, origins, place of birth, and cultivation. After that, he asked abruptly. "Young Master Chen Yu, may I ask the name of your father?"
Chen Yu answered. "Chen Hao."
"Oh." Fu Yun's brows raised, and then he continued. "Then do you know the Master of my sect's West Radiance Peak, Elder Chen Xi?"
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone in the hall was shocked while their hearts thumped. They faintly sensed that this was Elder Fu Yun's true objective!
The eyes of those other elders even erupted with bright lights, and they were slightly moved. At this instant, they finally recalled that they'd always overlooked something. Before he joined the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, their sect's Elder Chen Xi seemed to have come from a place called the Darchu Dynasty in a minor world.
Moreover, these two young men were surnamed Chen.
Could it be that they're really relatives of Elder Chen Xi?
When they thought up to here, all those elders couldn't maintain their composure. Their gazes converged onto Chen Yu and Chen An in unison while their faces carried a strange expression.
Chen Yu raised his eyes to look at Chen An who was by his side, and when he saw the latter didn't oppose it. He nodded right away and said, "Chen Xi is my Uncle's name."
Everyone was astounded and seemed as if they were struck by lightning. Even if they'd faintly guessed it earlier, an expanse of tempestuous waves still couldn't help but arise in their hearts when they heard Chen Yu admit it himself.
That was a great figure of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect who was renowned throughout the world, and his might shook the Dark Reverie!
The battle on that day when he'd trespa.s.sed into the Heavenflow Dao Sect by himself and slaughtered the clone of Bing s.h.i.+tian who was a Golden Immortal had even shocked the entire cultivation world, and it caused his reputation to become like a scorching sun in the midday sky!
As a member of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect, how could they not be aware of all of this?
So since the young man before them was actually the nephew of Elder Chen Xi, how could they not be shocked?
For a time, the atmosphere within the hall became deathly silent.
Elder Fu Yun's breathing became heavy while the corners of his lips trembled without end. He turned his head to look at Chen An who'd been silent all along and said, "Then…what about this Young Master?"
"He's my cousin brother." Chen Yu replied while a wisp of a mischievous expression suffused his eyes, and he chuckled as he said, "Right, I forgot to tell you, his father is my Uncle."
As soon as these words were spoken, Elder Fu Yun seemed as if he'd been struck by lightning. His mind droned while it almost exploded, and he was shocked to the point he almost fell to the ground.
Elder Chen Xi's son!
It's actually Elder Chen Xi's son!
At this moment, it was just Elder Fu Yun, everyone present felt suffocated and were dumbstruck while their faces were covered in disbelief.
Especially those disciples of the Nine Radiance Sword Sect. When they thought that they'd actually offended relatives that were related by blood to Elder Chen Xi, their legs s.h.i.+vered without end.
No wonder, no wonder Elder Fu Yun would be so furious earlier. If it was me, I'd kill that Sun Chuan! Merely punis.h.i.+ng him to confinement is already too merciful…
The same thought arose in the hearts of all those elders, and the gazes they shot at Chen Yu and Chen An became warm and amiable as well.
Chen An couldn't help but glance helplessly at Chen Yu when he saw this, yet he didn't say anything.
"Look, following the rules blindly will sometimes cause you to suffer obstruction from despicable people, whereas besides changing another's att.i.tude, the meaning of the existence of status is that it's also capable of driving away some unnecessary troubles and flies." Chen Yu smiled as he spoke via voice transmission.
"My Father never relied on any status to obtain his current reputation in the Dark Reverie." Merely a single sentence from Chen An caused Chen Yu to be speechless, and the wisp of complacency in his heart vanished instantaneously.
"Come! Quickly! Quickly lead these Young Masters to the room for distinguished guests to rest!" Meanwhile, Elder Fu Yun suddenly recovered from his shock and swiftly instructed.
All the disciples moved forward in unison before they carefully and respectfully invited Chen Yu and Chen An to the room for distinguished guests to rest.
Both of them didn't refuse.
"You're right, no matter what it is, so long as it doesn't conflict with your heart and is capable of attaining your goals, then there's no difference between the methods used to achieve it." As they walked, Chen An spoke via voice transmission while seeming to be lost in thought.
Chen Yu roared with laughter and patted Chen An on the shoulder. "You little kid! You just love to make fun of your big brother!"
But before their figures could vanish from within the hall, a cold and gloomy voice suddenly sounded out from outside the Spirit Radiance Hall. "The Nine Radiance Sword Sect is already facing imminent death, yet you're still expanding your strength? I think there's no need for this at all!"
At the same time within the Nine Radiance Sword Sect and in the courtyard at the banks of the West Radiance Peak's Sword Purification Pool.
Chen Xi who wore an apricot yellow Daoist robe walked out from the world of stars. His gaze was profound as he looked towards the extreme distance, and a wisp of a heartfelt smile suddenly suffused the corners of his mouth as he muttered. "This is the aura of my main body… I've finally returned."
"We're finally back…" At the same time, in the sky above a desolate gorge in the Dark Reverie, the calm s.p.a.ce was suddenly suffused with circle after circle of ripples. In the next moment, the figures of a man and woman walked out from within the ripples of s.p.a.ce.
It was Chen Xi and Qing Xiuyi.
Both of them looked at each other and smiled, and they both felt as if ages had pa.s.sed.