Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1404
shake of his head.
He had thought that Hu Yiwei, as Yang shi’s butler, would surely be an
imposing and formidable figure, but who would have thought that he was
such an unreliable figure?
But speaking of which, it was a little coincidental that the Innate Fetal
Poison suddenly worked up just as Hu Yiwei placed his fingers on his
pulse earlier. It was fortunate that he managed to suppress the Innate
Fetal Poison from thrashing around via his Heaven’s Path zhenqi and the
lightning energy that he had absorbed earlier, or else it truly would
have been awkward if he was labeled a poison master as a result of that.
In any case, since Hu Yiwei had already left at a speed even faster than
Luo Xuanqing’s, Zhang Xuan could not be bothered to dawdle any longer on
his affairs anymore. Thus, he turned his gaze to Sun Qiang and asked
telepathically, “You said that these pinnacle spirit stones are Elder
Ge’s compensation. What happened?”
“It’s like this…” Sun Qiang quickly filled Zhang Xuan in on what had
“Y-you gave away your identity… and even cleared the assessment of the
Teacher Acknowledgement Hall?” Zhang Xuan nearly keeled over after
hearing the entire account of events.
This butler of his sure was courageous!
Despite being a fake, he actually brazenly pointed his finger at the real
one and accused the latter of being a fake instead. He really should have
been counting his blessing that he was still alive!
“I’ll let this matter slide, but you’ll really have to rein yourself in
more in the future. As you know, my teacher is a low-profile person and
likes his peace, so it wouldn’t do for his butler to be so high profile.
This had to be the reason the predecessors warned individuals against
lying. Whether one liked it or not, it would always spiral out of control
in one way or another.
frustrated by Sun Qiang’s actions, to be fair, the latter was only
working within the web of lies that he had crafted, so it was not fair to
pin the blame entirely on him. With all that had been said and done, it
was already impossible for him to back out of this matter. All he could
do at this point was quickly meet the requirements for unsealing the
Sanctum Head Token before Yang shi found out about his existence.
“Zhang shi, regarding the lightning tribulation earlier…” Zhan shi
walked over and began speaking.
To be honest, he was still a little overwhelmed by what he had seen
Considering the sheer scale of the lightning tribulation, it would not
have been surprising if it had torn down the Hall of Integrity, but who
could have known that the fellow would actually scare it away!
“It’s a technique that my teacher has imparted to me. It allows me to
curb the might of a lightning tribulation, but at the same time, it deals
grievous wounds to me. It’ll take me quite some time to recover from the
wounds that I have sustained this time around,” Zhang Xuan explained.
At the same time, his face abruptly turned pale, and his body wobbled on
the spot, seemingly ready to fall at any moment.
The keen-eyed Sun Qiang immediately caught the signal and rushed forward
to support him.
“It’s a technique that our teacher imparted to you? Why didn’t he impart
it to me too?” By the side, Feng Ziyi brooded unhappily over the unfair
treatment between him and his senior.
He nearly died from the overwhelming might of a lightning tribulation
back when he was facing his Leaving Aperture Ordeal. Yet, it turned out
that his teacher actually possessed a technique to curb the might of a
lightning tribulation… and his teacher had only taught it to his senior!
That would not do. He really needed to get in contact with his teacher
soon to inquire about this matter.
have to ask his senior to teach him!
They were from the same lineage anyway, so if his senior could grasp it,
he would surely be able to do so, too!
“This…” Hearing those words, Zhan shi felt so stifled that his cheeks
began twitching uncontrollably.
“Sanctum Head Zhan, this might not be the best occasion to ask about this
matter, but I wish to enter the Inner Sanctum. May I know what conditions
are required for that?” Knowing that the other party could tell that he
was faking weakness, Zhang Xuan decisively changed the topic.
Through Sun Qiang’s introduction, he had come to learn that Zhan shi was
the incumbent deputy sanctum head, so he made sure to put on a respectful
Even though he was the only candidate in line for the sanctum head
position, he was still lacking in strength and capability to inherit the
position, so it would not be convenient for him to flaunt his identity
yet. Thus, he could only assume the identity as an ordinary student
before the other party for the time being.
“You wish to enter the Inner Sanctum?” Not expecting to hear such a
question, Zhan shi pondered for a moment before replying. “There are two
conditions that you have to meet in order to enter the Inner Sanctum.
Firstly, your age must not be over forty, and secondly, you have to
achieve proficiency of 8-star in your primary occupation. Zhang shi is
registered at our Sanctum of Sages as a master teacher, so in order to
enter the Inner Sanctum, you have to clear your 8-star master teacher
Hearing those words, Zhang Xuan nodded.
Judging from Zhan shi’s words, primary occupation clearly referred to
one’s main occupation, which was likely determined by which avenue one
had enrolled into the Sanctum of Sages from. Bi Hongyin, for example,
should have been nominated by the Demonic Tunist Guild, so she would have
to achieve 8-star proficiency as a demonic tunist in order to enter the
As Zhang Xuan had been nominated by the Master Teacher Pavilion, so his
primary occupation was master teacher. In other words, having just his
supporting occupation reach the proficiency of 8-star would not be
sufficient. He would have to become an 8-star master teacher in order to
be qualified to enter the Inner Sanctum.
8-star master teacher examination, I will require eight 8-star supporting
occupations. Currently, the only 8-star occupations that I have are
spirit awakener, physician, and formation master. As for beast tamer and
demonic tunist, I should be able to acquire their emblems pretty easily
as well… but even with that, I will still be lacking three supporting
occupations! Zhang Xuan swiftly made a mental calculation and sighed.
He turned to Zhan shi and asked, “Sanctum Head Zhan, I am still lacking a
couple of supporting occupations to clear the 8-star master teacher
examination. May I know if there’s a more efficient way for me to clear
the examinations as quick as possible?”
At the current rate the news was spreading, not to mention that even Hu
Yiwei was alerted of the matter, most likely, it would not take long for
the real Yang shi to catch wind of the news.
And if he was not even an 8-star master teacher by the time Yang shi
arrived, he would be in very deep trouble.
Well, considering his own talent, he was rather confident that even the
real Yang shi would be more than glad to have him as his direct disciple,
so the matter might not really as bad as he feared… but that would only
be his final resort. After all, it would be unwise to leave one’s fate to
Furthermore, Luo Ruoxin had been punished by her own clan for revealing
her reluctance to marry the young prodigy of the Zhang Clan, so he had to
quickly gain sufficient strength in order to save her. As such, it was of
the utmost importance for him to find Vicious’ upper body so that he
would at least have a powerful trump card to play should the situation
truly turn awry.
Most importantly of all, there was a chance that he might be able to meet
Luo Ruoxin if he entered the Inner Sanctum.
“You want to clear the examinations as quickly as possible?” Zhan shi
frowned upon hearing those words.
“Due to the unique nature of the master teacher occupation, one must
first meet a certain prerequisite in one’s supporting occupations before
one is allowed to take the promotion examination. Under normal
circumstances, you would have to go around it systematically, clearing
each of the supporting occupations individually before challenging the
8-star master teacher examination. However, the Sanctum of Sages happens
to have a more efficient system to go around that, and that is…
challenging the Tower of Master Teachers!”
“The Tower of Master Teachers?” Zhang Xuan asked.
Despite having read plenty of books in the Sanctum of Sages, he had never
heard of the Tower of Master Teachers before.
“In essence, the Tower of Master Teachers is a trial. There are nine
floors to it in total, the first eight of which are for the various
supporting occupations you have studied before. Each of floor is guarded
by the Inceptive Sage of the occupation, and as long as you can earn the
other party’s recognition, you will have cleared the floor, and the
passageway to the next floor will open up. As for the ninth floor, it
will be guarded by a young 8-star master teacher of the Sanctum of Sages.
If you are able to clear his trial too, you will be granted the 8-star
master teacher emblem,” Zhan shi explained.
“However, I can tell you that the trial that you will face on every
single floor will be of unimaginable difficulty. After all, the Inceptive
Sages are representatives of the best of the younger generation in an
occupation, so winning their recognition and getting past them won’t be
an easy feat. In fact, in the several dozen millenniums since the
founding to the Sanctum of Sages, there have only been three people who
have cleared the Tower of Master Teachers!”
“Three people?” Zhang Xuan was taken aback.
To be able to receive the recognition of eight Inceptive Sages was,
without a doubt, an incredibly arduous task. It was rather surprising to
hear that there were a handful of people who had cleared this trial
“That’s right. The first one to clear the Tower of Master Teachers was
our Seventh Sanctum Head. Back then, he was still in his early thirties
when he challenged it, and it took him three days to clear the entire
tower and successfully become an 8-star master teacher. That incident
eventually became a legend that students still speak of in admiration!”
“The second one was the current head of the Zhang Clan, Sword Saint
Xingmeng. Like our Seventh Sanctum Head, he took just three days to clear
the Tower of Master Teachers, and he was only in his early thirties, too.”
“As for the last one…” At this point, Zhan shi could not help but shake
his head bitterly before continuing. “Her record is far more frightening
than her two predecessors!”
“Yes. In just four hours, she managed to dash up from the first floor to
the ninth by forcing all of the Inceptive Sages to submit to her!”
had happened a few years ago, astonishment and wonderment still flickered
across Zhan shi’s eyes as he recalled the event. “More importantly, when
that person cleared the Tower of Master Teachers, she was only seventeen
“Seventeen years old?” Zhang Xuan was astonished. “A seventeen-year-old
8-star master teacher? Could it be…”
He was already in his twenties, but he still was not an 8-star master
teacher. On the other hand, the other party had already been an 8-star
master teacher when she was seventeen years old. At this moment, a figure
could not help but float into his mind.
“You should have heard of her as well!” Zhan shi chuckled. “She’s none
other than the little princess of the Luo Clan!”