Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1461
was hard for anyone to discern anything. However, due to the purity of
the First Elder’s bloodline, he immediately felt a faint resonance with
And to his shock, he found that the bloodline that Zhang Jiuxiao
possessed was even stronger than his!
In the entire Zhang Clan, his bloodline was only second to the deputy
clan head, the Xing Sword Saint. For an offspring of the side family to
be able to suppress his bloodline… even after double checking it
multiple times, he still found the matter inconceivable.
The First Elder’s body stiffened in astonishment. I have only seen this
level of purity in the young prodigy before. Could it possibly be him?
The young prodigy had been born with a bloodline comparable to the
founder of the Zhang Clan, and due to that, he had directly been chosen
as the next clan head, and a life of greatness lay ahead of him.
However, it was a pity that a certain incident had occurred, and shortly
after… he had gone missing!
Given how pure Zhang Jiuxiao’s bloodline was, could it possibly be him?
No, that’s not right. Zhang Jiuxiao is already in his late twenties
whereas the young prodigy should only be twenty this year. There’s a huge
difference in their age, so they can’t be the same person. Also, it
doesn’t make sense for us to have missed the high purity of his bloodline
in the past!
Offspring of the Zhang Clan, regardless of whether they were from the
main family or the side family, would have their bloodline checked at
birth. In fact, there were some top geniuses whose bloodline purity could
be checked through a unique method even while they were in their mother’s
womb. Naturally, Zhang Jiuxiao would have gone through such a check, and
it would have been detailed in the records.
If the young man really possessed such a pure bloodline, there was no way
that he could have been overlooked!
Or could the First Elder have remembered incorrectly and unintentionally
overlooked this genius of the Zhang Clan?
“Wuzhen, head to the Hall of Rituals and bring Zhang Jiuxiao’s record
over to me,” instructed the First Elder as turned his head.
“Yes!” Hearing the First Elder’s command, Elder Wuzhen hurriedly left the
It did not take long for him to return with a book in hand.
Zhang Jiuxiao’s record was stored in the archive room for the side family
in the Hall of Rituals, so it had not been too difficult for him to find
it. The First Elder hurriedly took the record and flipped it open. “The
age indeed doesn’t tally. His soul is stable, perfectly fused with his
body, so the possibility of him being possessed by another person is
zero. During the previous check, he only possessed the lowest bloodline
that isn’t even worth mentioning. How is there such a huge difference
The First Elder swiftly finished looking through the record, and he could
not help but shake his head in incomprehension.
A unique artifact was employed in order to check the bloodline of the
Zhang Clan members so as to avoid human error and oversight. As such, the
chances of any errors occurring were as good as zero. Besides, if someone
with such a pure bloodline had been born, the Hall of Rituals would have
responded through some kind of phenomenon, such as how the entire hall
rattled and Kong shi’s sculpture rose when the young prodigy was born.
All in all, there was simply no way that an offspring with a bloodline
that pure could have been born without them realizing, lying low for more
than twenty years before suddenly dazzling their eyes with his brilliance!
“I want you to investigate Zhang Jiuxiao’s complete history, compile it
into a report, and bring it to me!” the First Elder instructed.
The Zhang Clan’s intelligence network was not to be scoffed at, and the
fact that Zhang Jiuxiao was a master teacher made it even easier to look
into his affairs. Thus, it did not take long before Elder Wuzhen returned
once more with a book in hand.
The First Elder swiftly browsed through the content within, and he could
not help but fall into deeper confusion.
It did seem like Zhang Jiuxiao was quite a talented individual, but to
put it in Zhang Clan’s standards, it was still rather lackluster. The
turning point seemed to be around three to four months ago, when his rate
of cultivation suddenly quickened. Nevertheless, it still had not reached
a level where the Zhang Clan would need to pay much attention to him..
Zhang Wuchen walked up and worriedly reported, “First Elder, I found out
that just last night, Zhang Jiuxiao went to look for Zhang Xuan. Not only
so, Zhang Xuan is currently not in the accommodation that we have
“Zhang Jiuxiao met Zhang Xuan last night?” The First Elder was bewildered
to learn of the association between the two. He stroked his lower jaw and
pondered for a moment before remarking, “Zhang Xuan seems to have come
from the Qingyuan Empire as well…”
He had looked through the intelligence that the Zhang Clan had acquired
on Zhang Xuan as well, and considering how Zhang Xuan also hailed from
the Qingyuan Empire, it was likely that the both of them had gotten
acquainted with one another then. Thinking about it, they did enter the
Sanctum of Sages together, so it was impossible for the both of them not
to know about one another.
The First Elder pondered for a while longer, but he was still unable to
figure out what was happening. He rubbed his glabella and instructed,
“Don’t tell anyone about this matter yet. For the time being, dispatch
some personnel to continue looking for Zhang Xuan—don’t let him cause
any trouble in the clan!”
To be honest, even he had to admit that the fellow named Zhang Xuan was a
top genius, be it in terms of his mastery as a master teacher or the
skills that he had displayed in his supporting occupations. Alas, it was
a huge pity that he simply loved causing damage everywhere he went!
In less than a day after arriving at the Zhang Clan, he had already
induced a huge commotion. Countless buildings had already fallen victim
to his tyranny. No one would be able to take it if he was allowed to
continue wreaking havoc in the clan!
“Understood!” Zhang Wuchen nodded before swiftly leaving the area.
After handling these issues, the First Elder turned his gaze to the
lightning tribulation once more and saw that Zhang Jiuxiao had already
survived the final streak of lightning. Gradually, the ominous clouds
were starting to clear up.
The Dimension Sundering Ordeal had left Zhang Jiuxiao in a battered
condition. Whether it was his physical body or his soul, they were in an
unprecedentedly fragile condition. Despite so, his aura was quickly
surging toward a greater height, and at the same time, a mysterious
bundle of energy seemed to be manifesting within his body, ready to burst
forth at any moment to cause great destruction.
“That’s the power of Dimension Sundering… He has successfully made a
breakthrough!” the First Elder exclaimed in agitation.
To be able to reach such a level below the age of thirty, Zhang Jiuxiao
was indubitably the most talented offspring of the entire Zhang Clan.
The First Elder quickly flitted down from the platform that he was on to
stand before Zhang Jiuxiao. He whipped out a pill and said, “Hurry up and
swallow this. It’ll help you recover swiftly from your injuries.”
“Thank you, First Elder!” Zhang Jiuxiao took the pill.
It was a grade-9 pill that had tremendous effectiveness in recovering the
wounds sustained by the body and soul.
However, Zhang Jiuxiao did not rush into consuming it. He quickly thanked
the First Elder before fumbling his way over to a middle-aged man, and
with an excited look on his face, he said telepathically, “Teacher, I
“Yes, I saw it. Swallow the pill that the First Elder has given you and
quickly recover from your injuries. Its effects are so-so, but it’s
exactly what you need in your current state,” Zhang Xuan replied
telepathically with a nod. “Also, given how huge a commotion you have
caused, the First Elder is bound to ask about the matter. As you know, I
like to be low profile and don’t wish to reveal my identity, so think
well before you speak, got it?”
“Yes, Teacher!” Zhang Jiuxiao hurriedly nodded.
Following that, he swallowed the pill, and the fatigue and aching pain he
was suffering significantly lessened. He quickly sat down and channeled
the medicinal energy within the pill throughout his body. In less than an
hour, he had already recovered from most of his injuries.
Seeing that Zhang Jiuxiao was done recuperating, Elder Wuzhen flew over
and said, “Zhang Jiuxiao, the First Elder is looking for you.”
“Understood!” Zhang Jiuxiao nodded.
He shot an inconspicuous glance toward his teacher behind, only to see
the latter looking focused at the ground, seemingly dazing off.
Knowing that his teacher did not want to attract too much attention to
himself, he turned around and instructed, “You should return to the
accommodation first. I’ll head over after meeting the First Elder.”
“Yes!” Zhang Xuan clasped his fist politely.
He was acting as Zhang Jiuxiao’s subordinate at this moment, so
naturally, his actions had to be fitting of one as well.
As every offspring that had come to the tournament had brought some of
their subordinates along, Zhang Wuchen did not think much of their
interaction. He led the way forward, and Zhang Jiuxiao followed closely
They left the sparring grounds and headed toward the center of the city.
In that moment, Zhang Jiuxiao was feeling deeply nervous inside.
As an offspring of the side family, he had never been in such close
proximity to the main family before.
Putting everything aside, just the formations set up around the area were
enough to trap those who did not know their way around for life.
Zhang Wuchen came to a stop before a hall. “The First Elder is right
“Understood.” Zhang Jiuxiao assessed the building before him. It was a
vast hall, reminiscent of a guest lounge of some sort.
Without much hesitation, he made his way inside.
Barely after stepping through the door, just as he wanted to scan his
surroundings, he suddenly felt a powerful pressure crushing down on his
It was an aura filled with malicious intent, reminiscent of a vicious
beast baring its fangs at someone. It engulfed his surroundings in an
instant, leaving him feeling as if he would be torn to shreds.
“What?” Sensing a powerful force heading his way, Zhang Jiuxiao’s body