Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1418
the start of the tenth month at the moment, he would still have had five
months to prepare. Given how swiftly his cultivation was growing, it
would not have been too difficult for him to become the sanctum head of
the Sanctum of Sages by then. However… if it was the start of the next
year, he would only have two months to prepare. Time would simply be too
tight for him!
It was just a moment ago that he had heard that the Luo Clan had grounded
Luo Ruoxin, and the next instant, the Zhang Clan had already brought
their Clan Assembly forward. Were they really in such a rush to marry Luo
Those shameless bastards!
Zhang Xuan’s face turned livid, and he felt raging fury burning in his
chest, threatening to blow up at any moment.
Ever since his transcension over to this world, other than the incident
where Lu Chong was nearly killed while trying to save him, he had never
been so angry before.
To think that the number one Sage Clan of the Master Teacher Continent
would completely disregard a young lady’s feelings and forcefully push
her into a marriage. How were they any different from petty bandits?
He had not wanted to blow things up out of proportion, but since they
were this shameless, there was no need for him to hold back.
“Zhang shi…” Noticing the huge fluctuations in Zhang Xuan’s emotions,
Jian Qinsheng and Zhan shi were startled.
8-star master teachers possessed a transcendental state of mind, and they
would be able to remain perfectly composed even as mountains collapsed
right before their eyes. Yet, why would the young man get so agitated all
of a sudden?
Realizing that he had accidentally allowed his emotions to flow through,
Zhang Xuan quickly reined in his rage and replied, “I’m fine.”
Then, he turned to Jian Qinsheng and said, “Elder Jian, when are you
heading off to the Zhang Clan?”
“Ah?” Not expecting the young man to ask such a question, Jian Qinsheng
was dazed for a brief moment before he quickly replied, “I have already
prepared an aerial saint beast, and I’m intending to set off right after
“Very well. I’ll accompany you to the Zhang Clan,” Zhang Xuan said
Hearing those words, Jian Qinsheng traded glances with Zhan shi. The
situation was changing so quickly that he found himself being unable to
keep up with it.
It was just a moment ago that the young man had said that he was unworthy
of his confidence, clearly expressing his reluctance to be involved in
this mess. Yet, in the blink of an eye, he had suddenly agreed to follow
him to the Zhang Clan.
“After some careful thought, I feel that there’s a dire need to teach the
Zhang Clan a lesson and bring our Sanctum of Sages’ Flowing Water
Swordsmanship the glory that it deserves!” Zhang Xuan exclaimed with a
grand wave of his hand.
Aren’t you intending to hold a Clan Assembly to discuss the matter of
marrying Luo Ruoxin at the start of next year?
Very well… I shall make sure to wreak havoc such that you won’t even
have time on your hands to broach that subject during the Clan Assembly!
“This…” Jian Qinsheng was deeply moved by Zhang Xuan’s words.
Bliss had simply come too quickly to him. He had never thought that Zhang
Xuan would suddenly accept his proposal just like that.
Just that… he was competing with the Xingmeng Sword Saint to settle a
private grudge between the two of them. What did this have to do with the
Flowing Water Swordsmanship of the Sanctum of Sages?
Despite the doubts in his mind, Jian Qinsheng was still delighted to have
Zhang Xuan onboard with him.
The young man before him had comprehended two different Sword
Quintessences, so it was likely that his aptitude in swordsmanship far
exceeded even that of the Xingmeng Sword Saint’s. With the young man
making a move, he should be able to crush the Zhang Clan’s morale and
cleanse the shame that he had been put through over the years.
“It’s truly wonderful that Zhang shi is willing to accompany me to the
Zhang Clan. When would be a convenient time for you to set off?” Jian
“I’ll have to make some preparations beforehand, so let’s set off
tonight!” Zhang Xuan replied.
Luo Xuanqing had said that he had some business for him, and this could
very well concern Luo Ruoxin. Thus, he felt that he should first listen
to what Luo Xuanqing had to say before heading off to the Zhang Clan.
Hearing those words, Jian Qinsheng heaved a sigh of relief and said with
a smile, “Very well. I’ll be waiting for you in my residence, so come and
find me there once you are ready!”
Zhang Xuan nodded in response before turning to clasp his fist toward
Zhan shi. “Sanctum Head Zhan, I’ll be taking my leave now.”
“Un.” Knowing that Zhang Xuan’s mind was already made up, Zhan shi did
not bother to dissuade the young man out of this. Instead, he said, “If
the Zhang Clan makes things difficult for you, let me know. Rest assured
that the Sanctum of Sages will definitely stand up for you!”
Zhang Xuan nodded with a smile in response to those words.
He had half expected Zhan shi to try and stop him, but looking at it once
more now, how could the deputy sanctum head of the Sanctum of Sages
possibly be a cowardly person who was afraid of trouble?
As one of the two major subordinate powers of the Master Teacher Pavilion
headquarters, if the Sanctum of Sages were to cower in fear before a mere
Zhang Clan, it really would not be worthy of the standing and prestige
that the world had accorded it!
Having made up his mind, Zhang Xuan quickly bade farewell and left. Not
too long later, he arrived at his residence.
As soon as he landed on the ground, he was immediately welcomed by Sun
“Young Master, Zhang Jiuxiao is here. He has been waiting for you for
some time now.”
“Jiuxiao? I’ll go and take a look” Frowning, Zhang Xuan quickly made his
way over to the main hall.
Entering the main hall, he saw Zhang Jiuxiao pacing around the room with
an anxious look on his face. The latter visibly heaved a sigh of relief
upon noticing him. He hurriedly walked up to him and clasped his fist.
“Is this regarding your Clan Assembly?” Zhang Xuan asked.
“How did you know?” Zhang Jiuxiao was startled.
“Let’s put that aside for now. Are you here for that?” Zhang Xuan asked.
“That’s right. I’m here to thank you for the guidance that you have
offered over the past few months. There’s no way I would have ever been
qualified to attend such a major event without your help. To tell you the
truth, I’m here to bid you farewell. My clan has already sent a saint
beast over, and it’s currently waiting outside for me. Most likely, I
won’t return to the Sanctum of Sages until next year,” Zhang Jiuxiao said.
As a member of the side family, he should not have been qualified to
attend such a major event of the Zhang Clan, but under Zhang Xuan’s
guidance, he had successfully enrolled into the Sanctum of Sages as a
student. That was the only reason that he had been invited to the Clan
As tight as his schedule was, he still felt compelled to pay one last
visit to Zhang Xuan to express his gratitude prior to leaving. After all,
none of this would have happened without the latter’s help.
“You didn’t mention this the last time we met. Why are you leaving for
your Clan Assembly all of a sudden?” Zhang Xuan asked.
Despite his composed exterior, his heart was actually beating in
trepidation. He was hoping that he would not receive the answer that he
“To be honest with you, I’m not too sure either. I only received the
notice to set off today. Those of the younger generation who are invited
to the Clan Assembly must return to the clan within a month’s time. I’m
not too clear about the details, but it seems like they will be
conducting some kind of selections. Zhang shi, you also know that I don’t
possess much standing in the Zhang Clan. It’s already a huge blessing for
me to even be invited into the Clan Assembly; there’s no way that they
would inform of something as confidential as that,” Zhang Jiuxiao said
It was not that he wanted to hide anything from Zhang Xuan, but he was
truly ignorant of the matter.
“Alright, I understand.” Zhang Xuan waved his hand. “Take care of
yourself. Most likely, I will be heading to the Zhang Clan too, so if you
find out anything, do make sure to inform me!”
“Zhang shi, you’re going to attend the Clan Assembly, too?” Zhang Jiuxiao
“Un, I’ll be heading there to settle some affairs,” Zhang Xuan said.
“This matter could very well draw the hostility of the Zhang Clan, but
don’t worry, I won’t put you in a difficult position.”
Fearing that the other party would think that he was asking him to spy
for him, Zhang Xuan swiftly reassured the other party to allay his fears.
“Zhang shi, please don’t say such words. It’s only due to your guidance
that I am what I am today. Otherwise, I could very well still be the
self-assuming young man that I was back in Qingyuan City!” Zhang Jiuxiao
exclaimed in agitation.
These were his earnest feelings. If not for the young man before him
generously imparting invaluable knowledge to him, putting aside enrolling
into the Sanctum of Sages, he would not have been able to clear Zhao
Xingmo’s selections at all!
It was precisely due to this that he was filled with veneration for the
young man before him.
“You’re too kind. As friends, it’s only right for us to help one
another,” Zhang Xuan said.
“I would love to be friends with Zhang shi, but I know that I’m not good
enough for that. Be it in terms of talent, knowledge, or eye of
discernment, I am far beneath you. In fact, Zhang shi, I hope that you
can take me in as your student!” Zhang Jiuxiao stepped forward and
lowered his head deeply.
This was something that he had been thinking about since a very long time
Having received the other party’s pointers in his swordsmanship and
cultivation, the other party could already be considered half a teacher
to him. At this moment, since he was already on the verge of leaving, he
could not hold this urge of his back anymore.
“You want me to take you in as my student?” Not expecting to hear such
words from Zhang Jiuxiao, Zhang Xuan widened his eyes slightly in