The experts of the various sects watched this scene in astonishment. Who would have thought that before the many sects could even begin competing for the Cangxuan Saint Stamp, the Cangxuan Sect would already put on such a thrilling show....
The dramatic ups and downs of the story made even the many experts present tense up in anticipation.
However, several individuals cast their gazes towards the currently smiling palace master Shen Yuan. It appeared that the fall of patriarch Cang Xuan had been a seamless plot orchestrated by the Sacred Palace.
In the mysterious domain, Zhou Yuan’s face was likewise stretched taunt. The drastic turn of events had also impacted him greatly.
Moments ago, he had nearly believed that the death of patriarch Cang Xuan was connected to peak master Lianyi, but now, it seemed that both peak master Lianyi and Ling Jun were merely being used.
The person who was pulling the strings in secret was unexpectedly peak master Lei Jun!
Zhou Yuan swallowed a mouthful of saliva. Peak master Lei Jun occupied a peak master position within the Cangxuan sect, but had the weakest presence among the peak masters. In fact, Zhou Yuan barely had any contact with him since joining the Cangxuan Sect.
From what Zhou Yuan could remember of him, peak master Lei Jun was the never smiling head of punishment in the sect whom many disciples both respected and feared him. Peak master Lei Jun had always maintained neutrality in the many affairs of the sect. In essence, he was a high ranking senior member of the sect.
Sect master Qing Yang would even seek him out for advice at times.
Who could have thought that this very same individual who seemed to barely have any presence at all would be the culprit that had pushed patriarch Cang Xuan to his death!
Zhou Yuan was not the only one in disbelief, even peak master Lianyi and others all stared at peak master Lei Jun in anger and confusion.
Sect master Qing Yang glared at peak master Lei Jun, whose earlier attempt to attack old man Bai Mei had been thwarted by Old Xuan and asked, “Wasn’t the Hidden Scriptures House managed by teacher uncle Lei Jun back then?
“Only you who was in charge of the Hidden Scriptures House could guide little junior sister to see what you wanted her to see...even without her realising.
“You, why did you do such a thing?
“Has master ever treated you badly?!”
Peak master Lei Jun’s face remained devoid of expression under their furious gazes. He glanced at old Xuan and gave a faint smile. “Cangxuan was very nice to me.
“But, I wasn’t happy....”
Peak master Lei Jun lifted his head to gaze at the sky. It was quite some time later before he continued in an indifferent voice, “Cangxuan and I had known each since we were young. But all of you perhaps never knew that I was the genius in everybody’s eyes in the beginning, while Cang Xuan was merely a supporting character in the background.
“He saw me as an elder brother and respected me. In turn, I protected him and occasionally gave him cultivation resources.
“But then, everything began to change. He gradually grew and finally bloomed, revealing his dazzling brilliance as he became a top expert of the world. At that time, I was far behind him, and could only look at his back from a distance.
“Nobody remembered me anymore, and would even laugh and mock me. ‘A person like you was qualified to be his big brother?
“Later on, he founded the Cangxuan Sect, and the huge gap between us grew even wider. But he invited me to the Cangxuan Sect and thus I became peak master Lei Jun...
“But within the Cangxuan Sect, no one could compare to his dazzling brilliance. The entire world would always look at him with respect, the same way he once looked at me before. But now, I had become the him of the past.
“Everyone said that I wouldn't have become a peak master of the Cangxuan Sect if not for his kindness.
“I also tried really hard to prove myself, but....he was too dazzling.
“I lost hope, because I knew that I would never catch up to him. I began to think that he was the blazing sun while I was a star that could not be seen under his brightness. I wanted the world to know me, and perhaps that would only happen when the sun fell...”
Everyone looked at Lei Jun with complicated gazes. They too remembered when that person had subdued the entire Cangxuan Heaven. Everyone from that generation could only shrink back under his almighty light.
They finally accepted it, but the person who once shined his light on Cang Xuan couldn't accept the huge contrast between them. Perhaps, the better Cangxuan treated him, the more shame he felt in the depths of his heart.
And it had gradually turned into an unhealthy obsession.
Lei Jun was evidently an extremely prejudiced person. He had merely hid it too well.
Old Xuan’s wrinkled hand tightly clutched Lei Jun’s wrist like an eagle’s claw as he hissed in his gravelly voice, “This is your reason? How much help did master give you when you came to the Cangxuan Sect? How much guidance have you received from him?”
“If it wasn't for master, would you be where you are now?”
Lei Jun smiled, “See, even you think that I am nothing without Cang Xuan.”
He sighed, “That was not what I wanted, so when Sheng Yuan secretly contacted me, I promised to cooperate with him because I felt that it was also time for the blazing sun to set.
“I would prove to the world that I can be even more dazzling without him.”
“You betrayed your sect and spit at your benefactor in the face. Do you really think that you’re very dazzling right now?” Old Xuan thundered. A gush of terrifying Genesis Qi erupted from his body as he launched his palm, causing space to shatter.
Lei Jun swept an indifference glance at old Xuan’s terrifying palm strike. In the next moment, a huge Law Domain emerged from his body.
Old Xuan's palm struck the Law Domain, causing it to shake violently but his attack ultimately failed to break the Law Domain.
“You've reached the Law Domain stage?!” Old Xuan’s eyes were grave as he stared at Lei Jun.
Old man Bai Mei, the Hongya Peak master and others’ expressions changed drastically. Within the Cangxuan Sect, only sect master Qing Yang had truly stepped into the Law Domain stage, while the rest of them were at the peak of the Nascent Source stage.
Although they had begun to touch the power of the Law Domain, they still hadn’t fully taken that important step.
Who would have thought that Lei Jun would be the first among them to enter the Law Domain stage without anyone knowing.
This secret was hidden far too deeply.
Lei Jun faintly smiled, “I stepped into the Law Domain stage when Cang Xuan died, which proved that I was right. Without Cang Xuan, the world wouldn’t know me as peak master Lei Jun, but....Jiang Leijun.”
Sect master Qing Yang’s eyes had turned bitingly cold. “It’s pointless to say any more.”
His body was shrouded in the power of the Law Domain. The Cangxuan Sect had become a laughing stock, but no matter what, Lei Jun had betrayed the Cangxuan Sect and must be punished.
However, just as sect master Qing Yang intended to take action, a wave of terrifying oppressive pressure suddenly enveloped him.
Palace master Sheng Yuan’s silver eyes locked onto sect master Qing Yang with a smile plastered across his face. He obviously wouldn’t sit back and watch sect master Qing Yang and the others deal with Lei Jun. After all, the Cangxuan Sect would be kept busy enough with their own affairs as long as Lei Jun existed.
“Qing Yang, this is a matter of the Cangxuan Sect, why cause a scene here? Also, there are more important things right now.”
Palace master Sheng Yuan’s silver eyes turned towards the Cangxuan Saint Stamp with an unfathomable expression as his voice reverberated across the area.
“With everyone present, it’s a good time to discuss what should be done about the Cangxuan Saint Stamp. Isn’t that right?”