Man Huang Feng Bao, Chapter 610: The Tears of Yao Empress
It quickly became quiet both inside and outside the wooden cabin. Black and White Elders disappeared without a trace in the blink of an eye. From the beginning to the end, Elder Tianqing never showed up, but one thing was certain, he would not easily give up until Ye Chuan was captured. In the distance, the torches were still soaring, numerous people were still searching Ye Chuan’s traces throughout the night.
Tomorrow, the grand sacrifice competition would start, but at this time, such a storm occurred, someone has forcibly broken into the sect’s forbidden ground and escaped unscathed, if this news was spread, then they would become a joke. Elder Tianqing naturally couldn’t rest until that intruder was captured. Following the storm of Heavenly Maiden, the sect’s experts were purged many times. With every purge, Elder Tianqing consolidated his power. He took advantage of the situation to insert his trusted subordinates into the key positions of Heavenly Yao Sect.
When Heavenly Empress entered seclusion, the successive deacon elders were in control of the sect. Elder Tianqing was also the same, but as it now seemed, the latter seemed to be unwilling to be below someone else. Perhaps, along with the rise in his cultivation and power, he had greater wild ambition. Perhaps, he was accustomed to the feeling of having the final say of the high position, as a result, he feared that he would lose this power and status someday.
It was easy to go from frugality to extravagance, but difficult to go from extravagance to frugality, the name and fame were also like that.
A person, if already accustomed to setting oneself high above the masses, high prestige, and power to summon wind and rain, then it would be worse than death if they fell down from the place high in the clouds. Therefore, when in a high position, they would use all their means to consolidate their position, they would no longer be willing to lose that position. In the secular world, emperors were the typical example, but in fact, the cultivators were also the same. The higher the position, the more cultivation resources they would obtain, the more they got accustomed to the position, the more they would be unwilling to lose that position. These were the sources of the internal and external conflicts of cultivating sects.
After Black and White Elders left, Tianku closed the wooden door and sat cross-legged on the ground, beginning to cultivate. He also wore his clothes and armor to cover up his badly mangled body. In the copper cauldron, Ye Chuan also quietly sat still. No matter Elder Tianqing who had not shown up or Black and White Elders, all were old crafty fellows. They seemed to have left, but they might have secretly left some tricks. If he hastily came out, then he might fall into their crafty plot.
After a long time, when the eastern sky started to brighten, Tianku who was sitting cross-legged on the ground used a technique to open the cauldron and said, “Well, those fellows are all gone, noble son Ye, come out.”
“Many thanks, Your Excellency Tianku!”
Ye Chuan jumped out and respectfully bowed.
This time, thanks to Tianku’s help, he was unexpectedly rescued from a desperate situation, otherwise, he might have truly died here even before seeing Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia and before Heavenly Empress personally made a move. Heavenly Yao Sect, sure enough, was very dangerous. On the surface, Black and White Elders, only two Half Sage realm experts came out, but in secret, there were numerous great experts overseeing in the dark.
From the forceful invasion of Small Yao Lake to now, the most part of the night had already passed, causing a big disturbance throughout Heavenly Yao Sect. It was impossible to completely seal off such a disturbance. But, he had not seen even a trace of Old Demon of Mount Yin, Nan Tiandu and others. There were two possibilities for this; the first possibility was either their status was already exposed or they suffered the attack of Heavenly Yao Sect’s experts when rushing over to rescue him; the other possibility was they were unable to act under the pressure of Heavenly Yao Sect’s experts. Whichever the case, it made Ye Chuan feel restless.
Just after escaping danger, Ye Chuan began to worry about Old Demon of Mount Yin and others. He was impatient to return.
“Noble son Ye, looking at your current appearance, did you disguise as the disciple of a certain sect to sneak in?”
Tianku was clearly able to see the worries and impatience of Ye Chuan and said, “Rest assured, tomorrow is the grand sacrifice ceremony, even if that fellow Tianqing is a bastard, he will also not dare to easily lift his butcher’s knife against the guests of various sects. In other words, you and your companions are safe for the time being. But, it will not be easy to go to Small Yao Lake and Heavenly Yao Cave anymore, especially Heavenly Yao Cave, it is not a place where you can forcibly break-in.”
“Your Excellency Tianku, is Zixia truly locked in Heavenly Yao Cave?” Ye Chuan asked, looking at Tianku.
According to various sources of information, Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia should be imprisoned in Heavenly Yao Cave. In the vicinity of that cave, Ye Chua also vaguely sensed a familiar aura. But, he didn’t see Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia, so he had some doubts in his heart.
Tianku nodded his head, directly confirming it.
“If that is the case, how to enter it?” Ye Chuan asked.
If he were still Heaven Concealing Great Sage, then that coldness of Heavenly Yao Cave wouldn’t be any trouble for him. But now, not to mention saving another person inside, it was difficult to take even a step forward. After breaking through to Half Sage realm, he might be able to break in, but from Peak Daoist Master realm to Half Sage realm, there was a big gap. With an opportunity, he might be able to instantly breakthrough, or he might not be able to breakthrough even after tens of thousands of years. Kumu Warrior Tianku was the perfect example of this. He was unable to breakthrough even though he had already reached the end of his life.
“There is no way, noble son Ye, you can’t go in, you have to return to your Cloud Mist Sect when there is still the chance.” Tianku shook his head and looking at Ye Chuan, he sighed.
After a period of time when they had not met, Ye Chuan actually had already broken through to the Peak Daoist Master realm. His cultivation speed was so astonishing that it was beyond his expectation. But, to break into Heavenly Yao Cave, it was still far from sufficient.
“No, because of me, Zixia is being suppressed below Heavenly Yao Peak, this time, before saving her, I will not leave Heavenly Yao Sect!” Ye Chuan said with determination. Then, looking at Tianku, he added, “Your Excellency Tianku, is there truly no way at all? What exactly is that chill in Heavenly Yao Cave?”
Millions of years ago, when Heavenly Yao Sect was established, there was Small Yao Lake, but there was no Heavenly Yao Cave, and that strange coldness was also absent. Ye Chuan was quite puzzled, wondering where that chill inside Heavenly Yao Cave come from. He vaguely felt that it had something to do with Heavenly Yao Sect’s founder Blue Eyed Yao Empress, and he wanted to know more.
“A long long time ago, there was an ancient book in the sect. That book stated that there is an ice spring in the innermost part of Heavenly Yao Cave. That ice spring is the source of the coldness. According to the legend, that is evolved from the tears of our Heavenly Yao Sect’s founder. The closer to the ice spring, the colder. In the depths of Heavenly Yao Cave, even a soul would be frozen.” Tianku explained, talking about the ancient legend of the sect. It was something only higher-ups of the sect knew, even ordinary disciples were entirely unaware of this.
Sure enough, that strange chill had something to do with Blue Eyed Yao Empress!
The heart of Ye Chuan shook, but he didn’t have time to think too much. “Your Excellency Tianku, how exactly can you go in? Didn’t you say that the successive Heavenly Empress can go in?”
Ye Chuan wanted to know, after he was trapped in God Burial Valley, what had happened to Heavenly Yao Sect, what Blue Eyed Yao Empress suffered and where she went. But now, the urgent matter was how to get into Heavenly Yao Cave to save Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia.
The past had already passed, the past glory had already become the history and couldn’t be changed; the future was complicated, changeable and hard to predict, so it was most important to cherish and grasp the present.
Ye Chuan who had lived two lives clearly understood this principle.
Especially after the trip to Overseas World when he had to choose past, present or future bridge in the Transmigration World of Sea Demon Clan’s holy land, it made him even more matured, comprehending many more things. He missed his former followers, Blue Eyed Yao Empress and others, he wanted to know what they had encountered but compared to former followers, now, he was more worried about Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia.
Old affection could only be reminiscence, only new flame linger in the heart, the heavenly law was heartless, he couldn’t let the new flame also turn into reminiscence.
Now, he had deeper feeling towards Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia compared to Blue Eyed Yao Empress, after all, Blue Eyed Yao Empress was the past now, Heavenly Maiden Hong Zixia, however, was the current flame, naturally, he cared and worried more about her.