The entire Great Wu Empire was shocked when their army returned in defeat. Everyone was unable to believe what had happened, because it was a result that had exceeded their expectations.
The Great Wu Empire was a top-class empire even in the entire Cangmang Continent. When had King Wu ever lost on his many expeditions?
What’s more, their opponent this time was the weak Great Zhou Empire. Logic pointed to an easy, overwhelming victory. Who could have expected the Great Wu Empire to be defeated so quickly instead?
Moreover, even King Wu had been gravely injured!
As such, the entire Great Wu Empire began to stir restlessly.
Especially those who had been important ministers in the Great Zhou Empire back then. They currently held high positions in the Great Wu Empire, but now grew extremely worried. Many years ago, they had rebelled together with King Wu and seized the Great Zhou Empire’s lands. They had originally believed that there was nothing to fear from the Great Zhou Empire, so who could have anticipated the latter to suddenly appear as if it was about to make a comeback.
If the Great Zhou Empire defeated the Great Wu Empire and took back everything they had lost, these individuals who were once ministers of the Great Zhou Empire would surely be put to trial.
As such, news of the Great Zhou Empire’s counter attack made the entire Great Wu Empire descend into chaos.
If King Wu stepped forward at such a time, he would still be able to suppress the unrest. However, he was missing, not even a hint of his shadow to be found. As a dragon without its head, the morale of the Great Wu Empire began to crumble.
Hence, the Great Zhou army easily steamrolled over the Great Wu Empire’s defenses.
Smoke and the fires of battle burned from the lands of Great Zhou to the territory of the Great Wu Empire.
The Great Wu Empire’s defeat swiftly spread to the entire Cangmang Continent, shocking the many empires and factions.
They were even more astonished and confused after finding out what had happened on the battlefield. King Wu had actually been defeated by the young prince of the Great Zhou Empire...
King Wu was definitely a top-tier expert in the Cangmang Continent. In fact, he was most likely the strongest after the revelations of his intermediate Divine Dwelling stage cultivation.
Who could have expected that an intermediate Divine Dwelling stage expert would be beaten by Zhou Yuan, who had recently stepped into the Divine Dwelling stage.
For a time, numerous first-class empires began to review their opinion of the once fallen Great Zhou Empire. They understood that once this war was over, the once famous Great Zhou Empire would perhaps rise up once more...
Shengzhou Continent, the Cangxuan Sect.
The sound of a bell loudly echoed in the Cangxuan Sect.
News of Zhou Yuan victory over King Wu spread to the entire sect at this moment, causing
“Senior brother Zhou Yuan is way too amazing!”
“I can’t believe he actually defeated the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage King Wu!”
“He’s basically invincible!”
“Such battle accomplishments are simply terrifying. Let’s see which Sacred Palace disciple will dare to show off in front our Cangxuan Sect in the future.”
All the Cangxuan Sect disciples felt very proud. After all, such battle achievements were indeed very rare.
On a certain peak.
Chu Qing, Li Qingchan, Kong Sheng, Ye Ge and the others watched the excited disciples before looking at each other, seeing the amazement in everyone’s eyes.
Li Qingchan softly said, “I did not expect that he would be the first to reach the Divine Dwelling stage.”
Ye Ge rubbed his chin as he said, “Beating King Wu at the initial Divine Dwelling stage; I feel Zhou Yuan has established an eight heavens Divine Dwelling at the very least…”
The others did not speak, but their expressions had turned solemn. An eight heavens Divine Dwelling was very very uncommon.
Chu Qing sighed with a worried expression and said, “How troublesome...his cultivation is advancing like crazy, putting us under a tremendous amount of pressure.
“Wasn’t it great in the past, we could leisurely cultivate and enjoy our lives in peace.”
Chu Qing displayed a pained and grieving appearance as he continued, “The culture in our Cangxuan Sect has been spoiled by this brat!”
Li Qingchan cast a sideways glance at him and said, “I heard sect master say that he wants you to immediately seclude yourself for cultivation. If you do not advance to the Divine Dwelling stage and establish an eight heavens Divine Dwelling, he will chase you out and send you to become an instructor in the outer mountains.”
Chu Qing sighed again as he mumbled, “It’s because of that brat Zhou Yuan!”
Li Qingchan responded in an annoyed voice, “I feel that this is much better. We should work hard to progress on the road of cultivation. Instead, what the heck is with your laziness?
“Zhou Yuan entered the sect later than us, but has now reached the Divine Dwelling stage. What face will we have left if we don’t advance too?”
The other Chosen nodded, deeply in agreement.
“Looks like we’ll need to work hard, let’s all begin secluded cultivation today!”
The Chosen exchanged a look before moving, flying towards their respective peaks. In the blink of an eye, only Chu Qing was left on the peak, making him appear rather lonely.
“Hai, you bastard, you’ve ruined the training atmosphere in my Cangxuan Sect!”
Chu Qing let out another depressed sigh. In the end, he could only return to the Cangxuan Peak in a dispirited manner.
The official discussion hall.
Sect master Qing Yang had a slight smile on his face, while the peak masters wore looks of surprise. They were likewise immediately notified of the outcome between the Great Zhou and Great Wu Empires.
“Zhou Yuan is truly a heaven blessed genius.” The peak masters could not help but sigh upon hearing the news.
“It seems that a dragon has been born in our Cangxuan Sect.” Sect master Qing Yang beamed a little.
“I wonder what kind of expression that old bastard Sheng Yuan is showing now?” Peak master Lianyi icily chuckled. Torrential, unconcealable hatred overflowed from her eyes at the mention of his name.
The war between the Great Zhou and Great Wu Empires was also a small skirmish between the Cangxuan Sect and the Sacred Palace.
And it seemed that their Cangxuan Sect had achieved a complete victory.
News of this would surely be a substantial blow to the Sacred Palace reputation when it spread.
A thoughtful look arose on sect master Qing Yang’s face. “I feel that Sheng Yuan is plotting something else.”
His eyes turned as deep as the night. Sect master Qing Yang had a faint feeling that though Sheng Yuan appeared to be secretly directing the situation, he had not interfered much.
The eyes of the other peak masters widened a little. They were clearly extremely wary of sect master Sheng Yuan.
“What exactly is he planning?”
Sect master Qing Yang shook his head and slowly said, “I don’t have any ideas for the time being. However, I believe that if he really is planning something, his plot will definitely be revealed soon since the war between Great Wu and Great Zhou is about to be over.
“We will watch him closely at all times during these final moments!”
The Sacred Palace.
On the edge of a misty cliff.
Sect master Sheng Yuan fiddled with the murky primal-chaos-like crystal ball before him.
“Wu Huang and King Wu...are truly a family of trash.”
He shook his head. Soon after, he softly chuckled and said, “Never mind, they’re merely pieces on the board. Who cares what they are as long as they’ve fulfilled their roles…”
His eyes stared at the murky crystal ball as he mumbled, “The clash between sacred dragon blessings should soon begin…”
“Patriarch Cang Xuan, when the hands of fate move, your final obstruction will be broken by me…”