Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1483
on his forehead.
“Elder Ge, how do you view this matter?”
In the main hall, an elder was seated in one of the chairs, holding a
Communication Jade Token in his hands with an unreadable expression on
The head of the Hall of Integrity, Elder Ge.
“Zhang Wuheng has led the Zhang Clan for many years, and he’s very
particular about the Zhang Clan’s reputation on the Master Teacher
Continent. Since he passed a decree in his capacity as the First Elder,
Zhang Xuan must have really done something unforgivable to the Zhang
Clan,” Elder Ge said severely.
They had some formal ties with the First Elder of the Zhang Clan, and
they knew the latter to be a rational and dignified individual. For him
to fly into such a rage and send a message to them overnight, even
requesting for their help to apprehend Zhang Xuan, it seemed like that
fellow had raised quite a storm in the Zhang Clan this time around.
“I am of the same view as you, but no matter what, he’s still Yang shi’s
student,” Zhan shi said with a frown.
“So what if he’s Yang shi’s student? All are equal in the eyes of the
law! Back then, when Kong shi’s direct disciple made a grave mistake, he
was also punished before the crowd. As talented as Zhang Xuan may be, I
think his arrogance is clear for us all to see. Just look at what he has
done in his time here. I’m not in the least surprised that he would wreak
havoc in the Zhang Clan! Since Elder Wuheng has already made this request
of us, why don’t we help him apprehend Zhang Xuan? This way, not only
will we be able to win the Zhang Clan’s favor, it’ll also show the
impartiality of our Sanctum of Sages in not blindly siding with our
students,” Elder Ge said.
“What you have said does make some sense. While I’m still not too sure
what Zhang Xuan has done in the Zhang Clan, we can’t just one-sidedly
cover up for him. For the time being, you should dispatch some men to
investigate what happened at the Zhang Clan, as well as whether Zhang
Xuan has really utilized some means of teleportation that allowed him to
secretly return to the Sanctum of Sages. Also, if you catch sight of
Zhang Xuan, apprehend him right away. No matter what, we have to offer an
explanation to the Zhang Clan, so we can’t let him slip away at this
point in time,” Zhan shi instructed.
Previously, he had thought that Zhang Xuan might be a potential candidate
to becoming the Sanctum Head, but the investigation over the past month
had left him more and more convinced that it would be Feng Ziyi instead.
Given so, there was no point offending the powerful Zhang Clan over a
mere Zhang Xuan, especially given the weakened state that the Sanctum of
Sages was in.
have it done!” Elder Ge nodded as he got to his feet, preparing to head
However, at this moment, knocking suddenly sounded on the door.
“Is Zhan shi inside? I am Zhang Xuan, and I have something that I need
your help with!”
“Zhang Xuan? He actually came knocking of his own accord?”
The two elders glanced at one another in astonishment.
That fellow was way too gutsy!
It was just a moment ago that they had been discussing how they should go
about apprehending that lad when he suddenly came rushing over in the
“Given how he was able to escape from right beneath Elder Wuheng’s nose,
he must possess some kind of extraordinary technique. Later on, I’ll try
to sound him out to see if things are really as Elder Wuheng made them
out to be. If it’s proven true, I want you to quickly control the
formation in this room so as to prevent him from getting away, alright?”
Zhan shi sent a telepathic message to Elder Ge.
Elder Ge quickly nodded in response.
After swiftly sorting out their plans, Zhan shi spoke up with a slightly
louder voice. “Please enter!”
The door open, and Zhang Xuan walked in.
“Zhang shi, Elder Ge!” Zhang Xuan was slightly surprised to see that
Elder Ge was around as well, but he did not neglect to greet the latter.
After trading some pleasantries, Zhan shi looked at Zhang Xuan intently
and asked, “May I know the reason behind your late-night visit?”
“I am currently studying 9-star formations, and I am having some trouble
procuring grade-9 formation flags to test out a formation. I heard that
Zhan shi is adept in formations, so I came over hoping to get some from
you. If it’s required, I don’t mind paying any price to purchase them,”
Zhang Xuan said.
“Grade-9 formations flags? I do have some with me, and if Zhang shi
really needs them, it’s not a problem for me to give them to you either.
Just that…” Zhan shi directed a doubtful look toward Zhang Xuan before
continuing. “Grade-9 formations require some degree of spatial
manipulation in order to set up, so they are exceptionally difficult to
construct. Considering Zhang shi’s current cultivation realm, you should
still be unable to utilize them, right?”
Grade-9 formations exploited the secrets of space, allowing the formation
master to create spaces that were entirely isolated from the environment,
thus granting a larger variety of effects.
In order to be able to set up even the simplest grade-9 formation, one’s
cultivation had to be at Saint 9-dan at the very minimum. Zhan shi had
studied grade-9 formations for over a hundred years now, but even so, it
was highly difficult for him to set up the most basic of grade-9
formations. Considering how the young man before him had only recently
cleared his 8-star formation master examination, as well as the fact that
his cultivation was still far from reaching Saint 9-dan, it seemed a
little too early for him to start trying to set up grade-9 formations.
“I just want to try out some of my theories that I thought of in a moment
of inspiration. I’m not expecting immediate success,” Zhang Xuan replied
with a smile.
While he did learn Heaven’s Path Teleportation Formation Art, due to the
limitations of his cultivation and a complete lack of experience in the
field of Teleportation Formations, he was not so naive as to think that
he would be able to succeed on the first attempt. At the very least, he
felt that it would take two or three tries before he succeeded.
good to explore new things!” Thinking that Zhang Xuan was serious about
learning and researching, Zhan shi nodded in approval as he picked up his
teacup and sipped on it. “There are roughly a hundred basic grade-9
formations. May I know which one Zhang shi is studying at the moment? As
you know, the effects of formation flags can differ greatly due to their
properties, and it would be a disaster if the formation flags rebounded
on you while you were constructing the formation!”
Due to the immense power that grade-9 formations wielded, it was
important to pay careful attention while treading around it. The
slightest mistake could lead to the massive power it harnessed running
amok, so at the very least, the preparatory work should be as perfect as
it could get so as to avoid a disaster.
“Regarding that… I intend to set up a Teleportation Formation,” Zhang
“Teleportation Formation?” Taken aback, Zhan shi nearly spurted tea out
of his mouth. Looking at Zhang Xuan as if he was looking at a monster, he
exclaimed in shock, “Teleportation Formations are difficult to learn,
even by the standards of grade-9 formations. Are you sure that you’re
going to start with that?”
Teleportation Formations could be further divided into various other
levels, such as the transmission of information, long-distance projection
of images, teleportation of non-living beings, and last but not least,
the teleportation of living beings.
Transmission of information was at the most basic level; those 3-star to
4-star formation masters who specialized in this field would be able to
construct them. As for projection of images, that would require a 6-star
or 7-star formation master at the minimum. The teleportation of
non-living beings was slightly harder, but 8-star formation masters who
specialized in that field should be able to pull it off with sufficient
And as for the teleportation of living beings… there were simply too
many factors that one had to pay attention to, especially since the
teleportation conditions had to be carefully controlled so that the
person teleporting would not be injured. Even 9-star formation masters
would have trouble coping with the many issues that could arise from the
construction of a Teleportation Formation, let alone a Phantasmal Space
realm 8-star formation master like the young man before him.
It was just like a person who had not even learned to walk yet was
attempting to spread his wings and soar into the sky.
Noticing the incredulous look on Zhan shi’s face, Zhang Xuan swiftly
explained, “I actually possess exceptional sensitivity toward spatial
laws, and I have spent quite some time studying the topic. It’s because
I’ve met a bottleneck in my studies that I would like to try setting it
up so as to verify some of my hypotheses!”
He could not reveal the existence of the Heaven’s Path Formation Art, so
he could only use such vague terms to pass it off.
sensitivity toward spatial laws?” Zhan shi and Elder Ge traded glances
before nodding inconspicuously.
They had still been harboring some doubts toward the message that they
had received from Zhang Wuheng earlier, but considering the conversation
about Teleportation Formations… it might just be true that the young
man had teleported back into the Sanctum of Sages to flee from the Zhang
This was especially so given Zhang Xuan’s abrupt arrival. Based on what
they knew, the young man should have been in the Zhang Clan at that
moment, and that was at least a month’s journey away from the Sanctum of
Thus, Zhan shi paused for a brief moment before asking, “Right, didn’t
you head to the Zhang Clan a while back? Did Jian Qinsheng not return
“I had some urgent matters to attend to, so I came back in advance. Elder
Jian should be coming back very soon,” Zhang Xuan replied.
“Urgent matters? Is this relating to the Zhang Clan?” Zhan shi asked with
Knowing that it would be impossible for him to conceal the conflict with
the Zhang Clan, Zhang Xuan hesitated for a moment before admitting, “I
did get into a conflict with the Zhang Clan, but I’ll resolve it once I
manage to clear the urgent matters I have at hand!”
“It’s good that you intend to resolve the conflict with the Zhang
Clan…” Seeing that the matter had been verified, Zhan shi did not
hesitate to take action. “… but my apologies, Zhang shi. I’ll need you
to remain here for the time being!”
As he said those words, he waved his hand and swiftly sealed the space in
Zhang Xuan found his body being locked in place, unable to move in the