Library of Heaven's Path - chapter-1508
time with Zhang Xuan, he was still aware of most of the rules concerning
Their Old Master, Yang Xuan, was one of the top experts of the continent,
but even the strongest of experts would have their own weaknesses that
others could exploit. In order to prevent the Otherworldly Demonic Tribe
from designing a trap to deal with them, the appearance, strength,
cultivation techniques, battle techniques, and other private information
of those experts were made classified secrets that only the top echelon
of the Master Teacher Pavilion was privy to.
Yet, an old fogey who came out of nowhere actually had the cheek to ask
him for those details! Was he unaware of the rules?
“You are asking if I am worthy?” Yang Xuan could not help but chuckle
softly upon hearing those words.
He had never thought the day would come when someone would ask him if he
was worthy of knowing his own appearance.
“What are you laughing at? Now that you know that I’m Yang shi’s butler,
you should hurry up and release me! Otherwise, if the Old Master hears of
this, none of you will get off the hook easily!” Sun Qiang bellowed
“I’m afraid it’s impossible for what you have said to occur.” Yang shi
shook his head as he looked at Sun Qiang with a pitiful gaze. “There’s no
point letting this farce run any longer than this. Sun Qiang, I am the
Old Master whom you have speaking of all this while, Yang Xuan!”
Sun Qiang was taken aback for a moment before he finally understood what
Yang shi was saying. In an instant, he exploded. “Yang Xuan? How dare you
impersonate the Old Master in front of me? Don’t you know that it’s a
heinous crime to pretend to be a high-ranked master teacher?”
He had been with the Old Master for almost a year now, so he was familiar
with the latter’s looks and habits. Yet, this old fogey who had popped
out of nowhere actually dared claim to be the Old Master.
Barely after Sun Qiang stopped roaring, a token appeared right before his
“This is the master teacher token that represents my identity. You may
have a look at it,” Yang shi replied calmly.
Usually, he would have gotten angry at seeing another person using his
name and acting all self-important, but he did not. This was because he
could hear the conviction in the plump man’s words.
In other words, the plump man was not putting on an act at all. He truly
believed in what he was saying, and that meant that he was also a victim
of the entire deception.
If that was the case, could it be that someone had impersonated him and
accepted Zhang Xuan as his student… and the both of them were victims
of the lies another person had cooked up?
Yang shi suddenly felt more determined than ever to uncover the truth.
Sun Qiang shot a wary glance at Yang Xuan before slowly turning his
attention to the token. On the token, he saw two huge characters, ‘Yang
Xuan’, inscribed on it. These two characters had an imposing aura to them
that it seemed to pierce right into one’s soul.
“I am Yang Xuan, a grand elder of the Master Teacher Pavilion
headquarters. Your Old Master is the one who has impersonated me!”
“This…” Sun Qiang suddenly fell silent as a frightening realization
crept into his mind.
Slowly, his body began to shudder uncontrollably.
The reason he had dared to throw his weight around was in view of the
fact that they were in the Sanctum of Sages, and the persons-in-charge
were master teachers. As long as they were master teachers, they would
have no choice but to defer to his identity as Yang Xuan’s butler. On top
of that, even though the Young Master did cause a huge fuss, he had not
made any mistakes. In view of his identity, they would not dare do
anything to him. So, the Sanctum of Sages was paradoxically the safest
place for him to be.
He had never thought that the foreign-looking old man before him would
actually be Yang shi. If that was the case, who was the fellow whom he
had met previously?
The shock at having been told such a huge lie made his body turn
completely cold, and he could not help but doubt everything that he had
held faith in.
Ever since the Old Master had chosen him back in the Tianxuan Kingdom, he
had followed him all the way up the ranks. Many things had happened along
the journey, but every single time, the Old Master would appear at the
most crucial of moment and save them from the crises that they were in.
It did not take long for the Old Master to take on an indomitable image
in his mind, becoming his faith and hope. In fact, when he first heard of
Yang Xuan’s title as one of the strongest cultivators on the Master
Teacher Continent, he had never, even for a single moment, doubted that
the Old Master would be a fake.
Yet, the old man before him was telling him that the Old Master was the
impersonator. In an instant, it was as if his entire world had collapsed.
“Impossible… This can’t be true… You are lying to me!” Sun Qiang’s
face paled, and he nearly collapsed to the ground.
“What is so impossible about this? It’s time for you to open your eyes to
reality! Someone as esteemed as Yang shi would only take in top-notch
experts like Hu Yiwei as his butler! Just think about it, what right does
a weakling like you have to become Yang shi’s butler?” Elder Ge sneered
“But…” Sun Qiang tried to refute, but he could not find the words to
Noticing the traumatized state that Sun Qiang was in, Sword Saint Meng
swiftly realized that if she did not pose her question now, she might no
longer get a chance to do so. So, she quickly interjected and asked, “Sun
Qiang, how old is your Young Master, Zhang Xuan, this year? Do you know
“Impossible… How could someone as formidable as our Old Master possibly
be an impersonator?” However, Sun Qiang simply shook his head non-stop,
as if he could not hear Sword Saint Meng’s words at all.
“Alright, there’s no point asking him anymore. He has always believed
himself to be my butler, and the revelation that the person whom he has
been following all this time is a fake has caused his world to shatter
into pieces. Given his current state, he won’t be able to respond
coherently to any of your questions!” Yang shi shook his head and sighed.
In the days that he had spent roaming around the Master Teacher
Continent, he had seen many such cases. There were some individuals who
had hypnotized themselves into believing that they were something that
they were not, to the extent that they had even adjusted their behavior
and actions to correspond with their beliefs as well. Clearly, the plump
man before him was also one such person.
Given that his Old Master had introduced himself as Yang Xuan right from
the start, it was inevitable that the other party would simply take that
for granted. Lies weaved upon a lie, he eventually placed himself into a
non-existent identity, playing a character that he believed to be his own
calling. As time went by, it became harder and harder for him to jump out
of that identity, to the point where the truth was no longer something
that he could accept.
“But…” Sword Saint Meng began to protest anxiously.
“There’s no need to panic. I understand how you feel, but no matter how
many rumors you hear, there’s no way you can be certain whether Zhang
Xuan is your son or not. The only effective way for you to verify it is
to meet him in person!” Yang shi said.
No matter how many rumors one heard, the only way to verify if something
was true was to check it with one’s own eyes.
Since that was the case, it did not really matter whether Sword Saint
Meng was able to question Sun Qiang or not. Eventually, she would still
have to meet Zhang Xuan personally in order to confirm his identity.
“But… where did he go?” Sword Saint Meng exclaimed anxiously.
“I don’t know either, but as long as we continue looking, I believe that
we’ll be able to find some traces of him,” Yang shi said.
It was impossible for anything to appear or vanish without leaving any
traces. As long as they investigated carefully, they would be able to
find some clues to where Zhang Xuan was heading.
“Hmm?” All of a sudden, while Yang shi was clarifying some details
regarding the incident with Zhan shi, his eyebrows shot up. He flicked
his wrist, and a Communication Jade Token appeared in his hands.
His Communication Jade Token was different from the ones held by other
master teachers. It was made out of a crystalline material, giving it a
transparent exterior. Vaguely, one could sense a powerful formation
harnessing great energy embedded within the token.
The Communication Jade Token of the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters
was a tool that was powerful enough to allow one to communicate with
others no matter where one was on the Master Teacher Continent!
However, it was a pity that an exorbitant price had to be paid to forge
even a single one of these tokens, so only the highest-ranking master
teachers were qualified to hold one.
“What’s wrong?” Noticing the anomaly in Yang shi’s complexion, the First
Elder Zhang Wuheng quickly turned his gaze over.
“There’s news on Zhang Xuan…” After reading through the information on
the Communication Jade Token, Yang shi exhaled deeply before stowing the
token back into his storage ring.
“Where is he?” Sword Saint Meng asked anxiously.
“The Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters have just received news that he
has used my name to wreak havoc in the Glacier Plain Court and kidnapped
their young court chief,” Yang shi said.
“Used Yang shi’s name? Kidnapped the Glacier Plain Court’s young court
Everyone was stunned by the scale of what they had just heard.
Just what was that fellow up to?
Was he unaware of the extent of the influence that the Master Teacher
Pavilion had over the Master Teacher Continent?
To be causing trouble everywhere he went, was he tired of living?
“That’s right. From the looks of it, it appears that the Teleportation
Formation leads right toward the Glacier Plain Court. I’m going over to
take a look personally. Who’s going to follow me? I’m afraid that if the
Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters get ahead of us, we might just lose
the chance to meet him!” Yang shi said.
At this point, his curiosity toward Zhang Xuan was starting to become a
To think that that fellow would head to the Glacier Plain Court disguised
as him… just what was his goal?
Hearing that the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters was likely to make
a move, Sword Saint Meng pleaded anxiously, “Yang shi, may I ask you get
the Master Teacher Pavilion headquarters to hold back on this matter for
now? Zhang Xuan… h-he’s still young… it might just have been a moment
The Master Teacher Pavilion was not the strongest power on the Master
Teacher Continent for nothing. Once they made a move, not even the
deities would be able to save Zhang Xuan.
“I’m afraid that even I am helpless before this matter. Unless your Zhang
Clan, the Sanctum of Sages, and the Glacier Plain Court let this matter
drop, the Master Teacher Pavilion is compelled to step in and resolve
“Most likely, the news should have reached the top echelons of the Master
Teacher Pavilion headquarters now, and the deputy pavilion master will be
the one to make the final call. It’s been a long time since I
participated in the matters of the Master Teacher Pavilion, so I fear
that I no longer possess the authority to overwrite his decision!” Yang
shi shook his head.