Zhou Yuan’s clear voice echoed in every corner of the Cangxuan Sect, causing the countless disciples to look towards the origin of the voice in shock.
The only sound in the sect was Zhou Yuan’s echoing voice while everything else was completely silent.
This silence lasted for a long time before a torrential uproar washed it away. It was as if the entire Cangxuan Sect had been overturned.
“My god, what did I just hear?!”
“Chosen Zhou Yuan wants to invoke the Chosen challenge! And it’s even against all six peaks!”
“This takes tremendous charisma and courage!”
“Even senior brother Chu Qing didn’t manage to triumph over all six peaks in one fell swoop in the past!”
“Let alone senior brother Chu Qing, I don’t think a single disciple in the Cangxuan Sect has ever achieved such a feat!”
“Yeah, the Chosen challenge is far too difficult. The Chosen of each peak will receive support from the Genesis Qi of their home peak, causing their strength to soar. As fellow Chosen, how could it possibly be easy to defeat another Chosen?”
“But if Chosen Zhou Yuan succeeds, it will be a grand occasion for our Cangxuan Sect. It will definitely be a rare eye-opening experience.”
A frenzied atmosphere enveloped the entire sect as countless disciples discussed excitedly. After all, such a grand event was very rare.
Before the main discussion hall, the expressions of Chu Qing, Li Qingchan, Kong Sheng and the others turned solemn. The Chosen challenge was a very serious event in the Cangxuan Sect.
According to the rules, the Chosen of the various peaks were not allowed to reject any challengers.
The crowd of Chosen exchanged a look as they nodded and said, “Since Chosen Zhou Yuan has such courage, there is naturally no reason for us to decline. All of the peaks will welcome you with our full power.”
Zhou Yuan cupped his fists together again. He was already at the peak of the ninth layer of the Alpha-Origin stage, and would soon depart for the Great Zhou empire. He needed to experience tough battles in order to push his battle power to the limit.
Besides the Omega Saint Spirit Art, the rank of his other Genesis techniques were rather low. Take the Ethereal Form for example, it was a technique he had learnt in the outer mountains, and its effect was no longer as stunning as it had been back then.
This was mainly because he was encountering more and more powerful foes. The Genesis techniques of his enemies had likewise grown in rank, making lower ranking techniques like the Ethereal Form appear weaker in comparison.
Hence, Zhou Yuan needed higher ranking Genesis techniques.
The seven Cangxuan arts were the most famous techniques in the Cangxuan Sect, and Zhou Yuan had been eyeing them since long ago. However, his strength had been insufficient in the past, making it impossible for him to win them through the Chosen challenge. Hence, he had been patiently waiting till this very moment...
After Zhou Yuan stepped into the peak ninth layer, amongst all the Cangxuan Sect Chosen, even Chu Qing was no longer his match in a one-on-one fight.
But he now had the qualifications.
By the side, sect master Qing Yang made no move to stop this and said, “Zhou Yuan, the Chosen challenge will not be easy, because your opponents will have the homeground advantage and it will amplify their power.”
“Your disciple understands and will do his best,” replied Zhou Yuan.
Sect master Qing Yang looked towards Chu Qing and the others. “Return to your respective peaks to prepare. Zhou Yuan will go to your peaks to take you guys on one by one tomorrow.”
Chu Qing and the rest acknowledged his orders, complicated expressions in their eyes as they cast one final glance at Zhou Yuan before leaving.
Zhou Yuan bowed towards sect master Qing Yang before also leaving. He would return to Saint Genesis Peak to make his own preparations.
At the sight of their leaving figures, sect master Qing Yang sighed and smiled. “My Cangxuan Sect disciples are not weaker than the Sacred Palace’s.”
Peak master Lianyi said, “Are we really going to let Zhou Yuan challenge all six peaks?”
Sect master Qing Yang nodded. “Wu Huang’s appearance has caused a rapid rise in the Sacred Palace’s reputation. If Zhou Yuan succeeds in taking the techniques of the other six peaks, it will be the first time such a thing has happened in our Cangxuan Sect. News of this will also grow our reputation and let our disciples regain their confidence.
“The Sacred Palace may have Wu Huang, but my Cangxuan Sect has Zhou Yuan…
“It will definitely be a monumental occasion if he succeeds. However, I do hold some doubts on whether he will be able to defeat all six peaks in succession,” said peak master Ling Jun.
He was not trying to make things difficult for Zhou Yuan, but merely stating his truthful opinion.
Although Zhou Yuan had grown tremendously, the other Chosen, especially the upper ranks like Chu Qing, Kong Sheng and Li Qingchan, would not be easy opponents when boosted by their peaks.
It was precisely this reason that had stopped Chu Qing in his tracks back then.
“Whether or not he succeeds will be clear to everyone tomorrow.”
Sect master Qing Yang chuckled as he gazed at the Cangxuan Sect, which now had an air of excitement. He said, “Truth be told, even I am a little excited. I’ve yet to see such a grand event ever since becoming sect master.”
The other peak masters faintly nodded in agreement. Challenging all six peaks in succession and gathering all seven Cangxuan arts was something that none of them had ever witnessed.
For the hundreds and thousands of years, many geniuses had arisen from their respective peaks. Even so, not a single person had managed to achieve such a feat. From this, one could see how difficult the Chosen challenge was. With regards to how Zhou Yuan would perform tomorrow, even existences like them felt somewhat curious for a time.
When Zhou Yuan returned to Saint Genesis Peak, he found that the disciples were practically crazy with excitement. Countless people flocked to the entrance of his cave dwelling, the deafening noise nearly causing a cave-in.
It lasted till Yaoyao could no longer take it and threw out Tuntun. With a roar, the excited disciples immediately scattered.
However, even though they had scattered, the entire Saint Genesis Peak was still covered in a frenzied atmosphere.
After all, the implications behind this matter were far too important to Saint Genesis Peak. Saint Genesis Peak had been in the decline for so many years. Who could have expected things to suddenly turn around; not only were their gates reopened but they had even produced a true Chosen.
If Zhou Yuan won the Chosen challenge tomorrow, from then on, every disciple of Saint Genesis Peak would feel a little prouder when they walked within the sect.
It would be the greatest glory unique only to their Saint Genesis Peak.
No one would be able to sleep in Saint Genesis Peak tonight.
Of course, Saint Genesis Peak was not the only one; the disciples of the other six peaks were likewise both nervous and excited. A grand event like this was truly rare, after all. If Zhou Yuan succeeded and won the six arts from their peaks, it would undoubtedly be a hit to their pride.
Various emotions churned within the numerous disciples, making it impossible for anyone to calmly cultivate.
The restless night quietly passed in this manner.
When dawn arrived the next day, the countless disciples of the Cangxuan Sect opened their red eyes and peered towards the distant Saint Genesis Peak.
Deep within a certain cave dwelling in Saint Genesis Peak, Zhou Yuan opened his eyes.
He smiled as he looked towards Yaoyao, who was standing in front of him, but did not say anything. He rose to his feet before walking forward. Strong confidence poured out of him as his clothes flapped around him.
Today, this generation of Cangxuan Sect disciples would watch him ascend the peak.
Two years ago when he first entered Saint Genesis Peak, he heard of the Chosen challenge from Shen Taiyuan. Back then, he had treated it as a story because the Chosen within this story were existences he could only look up to in admiration.
Two years later, he had become the lead actor in this story. The Chosen he had once looked up to would now stand in his path and witness him achieve the highest honor in the hearts of the countless Cangxuan Sect disciples.