The black mottled brush was covered with traces of the passing of time. There were nine ancient Genesis Runes flickering around the body of the brush. Looking at the black brush, even Chi Jing couldn’t help feeling a surge of emotion in her heart, and tears misted her eyes.
She evidently recognized the unique weapon that belonged to Cang Yuan.
Chi Jing quickly calmed her emotions and looked at Zhou Yuan with a hint of excitement in her eyes. “Is our master all right?”
After Cang Yuan suddenly left, no matter how much Chi Jing tried, she couldn’t find any news about him. His disappearance led to rumors that Cang Yuan had died, and it brought great pressure to the entire Tianyuan Region.
But now, she finally received news of Cang Yuan, so how could she not be excited?
Zhou Yuan nodded with a smile. “Our master is fine, but he can’t appear in Hunyuan Heaven. All these years, he has been fighting the sacred race.”
Chi Jing’s eyes turned cold. Only the sacred race could force her master to not appear for so many years.
However, knowing that her master was alive, the weight of a huge boulder was finally lifted off her mind, and a rare smile spread across her face.
She didn’t doubt whether or not Zhou Yuan was telling the truth, because she knew that both the Primal Chaos Divine Grindstone Visualization Method and the Heavenly Yuan Brush had to be given by her master on his own initiative. These were his greatest treasures. Even if she and her senior brother had their eyes on them for a long time, her master still didn’t give it to them in the end.
Therefore nobody in the world would be able to take the Heavenly Yuan Brush from Cang Yuan without his agreement.
“I didn’t think I’d have a junior brother.” Chi Jing curiously studied Zhou Yuan like a little girl seeing her favorite toy.
Zhou Yuan trembled from the look in her eyes.
Chi Jing chuckled, “I had asked our master to take in another disciple before so that I could teach them, but our master’s standards were too high and I was left disappointed for a long time.”
“Lady Chi Jing—” Zhou Yuan dryly laughed.
Chi Jing’s expression turned stern, and she corrected him, “Call me senior sister!”
“Senior sister Chi Jing.”
“Say it again.”
After he repeated himself many times in a row, Chi Jing finally revealed a satisfied look and said, “Back then, that bastard also forced me to respectfully call him senior brother every day. It’s finally payback.”
Zhou Yuan looked confused.
Then go find our senior brother for payback. What does it have to do with me?
However, he could tell that her attitude towards him was undoubtedly many times better after confirming his identity. She was much more friendly, and her previous oppressiveness had completely vanished.
“Little junior brother, since you’re our master’s disciple, why do you have to cover it up? If you reveal your identity, no one in the Tianyuan Region would dare to touch you. And that Gu Yan also wouldn’t dare to make things difficult for you anymore,” Chi Jing asked. Zhou Yuan didn’t expose his identity in public and had instead secretly operated the Primal Chaos Divine Grindstone Visualization Method, which was only noticed by Chi Jing, who had also practiced this spirit tempering method before.
Obviously, because Zhou Yuan didn’t want to expose his identity, Chi Jing also didn’t question him on the spot and had instead cautiously sent Yi Yan, Gu Yan and the others away before confirming his identity.
“You should know that when our master founded the Tianyuan Region, he made the rule that his disciples were all qualified to become founding members in charge of the Tianyuan Region. If you reveal your identity, even if you only possess the strength of the Divine Dwelling stage, you will still become the sixth person in charge of the Tianyuan Region.”
Zhou Yuan smacked his lips when he heard this. When master Cang Yuan wasn’t around, the founding members were the supreme leaders of the Tianyuan Region and could be said to rule the world. It was no wonder that their master rarely accepted disciples. With such an identity, even in the face of a Law Domain expert, they would be equal.
However, he finally shook his head and explained, “Our master said that I can’t reveal to the outside world that I am his third disciple. Otherwise, the other supreme sovereigns of Hunyuan Heaven will try to find him through me.
“When he left, for some reason, he was in disagreement with Hunyuan Heaven’s other supreme sovereigns, so he needed to prevent them from finding him.”
He didn’t say anything about Yaoyao because he knew this matter involved a lot of things, and he wanted to avoid it if possible.
Chi Jing froze for a moment and then whispered, “I understand. It’s no wonder that all these years I have always felt that there is something strange with the way the other regions treated the Tianyuan Region.”
However, Chi Jing was somewhat relieved to see the calmness Zhou Yuan showed towards such a position. After all, there weren’t that many people who could withstand such a temptation.
Their master’s vision was as good as it always was.
And if Zhou Yuan knew what she was thinking, he would have felt a little embarrassed. In his view, although the position was high and powerful, he wouldn’t want it if it would bring him life-threatening danger.
No position was as important as his little life!
“Senior sister, I came to the Tianyuan Region this time on the orders of our master. There’s something I have to ask you, senior sister, for help with.” Zhou Yuan’s expression had turned extremely solemn because this was his real purpose for coming here.
“Our master’s mission?” Chi Jing nodded. If, as Zhou Yuan had said before, it was inconvenient for their master to appear himself, then it must be an extremely important matter for him to send her little junior brother.
“Our master said that the Ancestral Dragon Lantern is controlled by the nine regions in turn. The next time, the Tianyuan Region must control it.”
“Ancestral Dragon Lantern?”
Chi Jing didn’t expect her master’s mission to be related to that object.
“The Ancestral Dragon Lantern is ranked second among the sacred treasures of the world. When that lantern is activated, it can give birth to the Ancestral Dragon Chaos Flame. This flame has two forms: one is the flame of life and the other is the flame of destruction.
“The flame of life is a sacred object for strengthening the body. Once it is accepted, the body of its master will become unrivaled, and even the legendary ancestral dragon object may be born.
“The flame of destruction can incinerate even Saint experts.”
One simple sentence already showed its tyrannical power.
Zhou Yuan was also astonished to hear this. The Ancestral Dragon Lantern was truly a peerless sacred object. It was no wonder that it needed to be jointly controlled by the nine regions. No one dared to possess it alone.
“The Ancestral Dragon Lantern is jointly managed by the nine regions, and every few years there will be a Nine Region Meeting, where the most outstanding region will be awarded the right to be in charge of the Ancestral Dragon Lantern until the next Nine Region Meeting.”
“Then the Tianyuan Region has to be the champion of the next Nine Region Meeting,” Zhou Yuan said.
Chi Jing shook her head in distress. “Do you know what the Tianyuan Region was ranked in the Nine Region Meeting last time?”
Zhou Yuan blinked his eyes, a bad feeling surging in his heart.
Chi Jing rubbed her forehead and spat out a ranking that made Zhou Yuan’s heart sink.