Ouyang He was almost choked to death by his own saliva. Anyone should know that he was a well-known and great Golden Immortal expert. It had dealt him a psychological blow when he knew that there was someone in One-Line-Sky that didn’t know who he was.
“Brat, I suppose you have heard of Skycloud Pavilion?”
Ouyang He said while gnas.h.i.+ng his teeth. If Jiang Chen didn’t even hear the Skycloud Pavilion, he should probably smash his head at the rockery to death.
Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up. He naturally didn’t know any major power like Skycloud Pavilion, but this elder was a great Golden Immortal expert. Someone like him should be a top-cla.s.s expert throughout the entire One-Line-Sky or the overlord of the overlords. It was conceivable that this Skycloud Pavilion was a super large sect in One-Line-Sky.
“Correct, I’m Skycloud Pavilion’s……”
Ouyang He was pretty satisfied with Jiang Chen’s response and his face started to regain his pride, but when he was about to reveal his ident.i.ty……
“Never heard of it.”
Said Jiang Chen grimly.
Ouyang He almost spurted his blood on Jiang Chen’s face. This young man was revolting, he hadn’t even heard of the Skycloud Pavilion. Even if this young man really hadn’t heard of this sect before, could he not finish saying his word in one breath without showing that surprised look? Because that was pretty humiliating for the old man.
Ouyang He looked up at the full moon in the sky and sighed heavily. Thinking about how famous he was in One-Line-Sky, how could he imagine that he would meet such an ignorant kid elsewhere? During normal days, he wouldn’t even pay attention to any half-step Earth Immortal.
Immediately, he turned to look at Jiang Chen solemnly. “Given your age, your talent and your terrifying means, not even the greatest genius in One-Line-Sky can reach your level. How could a monstrous genius like you appear in a small place like Yan City? Plus, you have no knowledge about One-Line-Sky at all. If this old man isn’t guessing it wrongly, you should be an ascendant right?”
As the saying goes, old ginger was spicier, which meant that the older the person is, the wiser the person would be. Thus, Ouyang He naturally wasn’t a fool. Whether it was in the aspect of eyesight or thought process, he was sharper than most of the people. He was able to guess Jiang Chen’s origin in a brief moment.
After hearing this, Jiang Chen’s facial expression changed slightly. In truth, there was no big deal in hiding this ident.i.ty anymore. If it wasn’t because of the soul imprint in his body, he would’ve never concealed it. But even so, it didn’t make Jiang Chen nervous. He could sense that this old man didn’t have any hint of hostility towards him. He also knew that the one who was hunting him was the original Nan Bei Chao. As such, he wasn’t worried that this old man had seen through his ident.i.ty.
“So what if is true” Jiang Chen frowned.
“Haha! I have never thought that I would have such a great harvest. Of all the ascendants I know, they are all a bunch of old men. It’s the first time that I have seen such a young man like you ascend to our world. You must have incredible talent to be able to break through to the Immortal realm despite the scarcity of cultivation resources in your world. Good, good, it seems like the Heaven hasn’t giving up on me, Ouyang He.”
Ouyang He burst into laughter all of a sudden. His eyes glittered as he looked at Jiang Chen, like he had seen some kind of treasure, however, this kind of gaze irritated Jiang Chen.
“What is it that you want from me?” Asked Jiang Chen.
“Jiang Chen, I don’t have much time to spend with you anymore. I’m the pavilion master of Skycloud Pavilion, Ouyang He, the top figure in One-Line-Sky and an unparalleled Golden Immortal expert. I will now accept you as my disciple. Quickly kneel down and wors.h.i.+p your master.”
Ouyang He’s tone and expression suddenly turned solemn. He didn’t seem like joking at all. A great Golden Immortal would never pick an unfamiliar half-step Earth Immortal junior randomly and cracked a joke with him, such expert wouldn’t have such a time.
Jiang Chen was dumbfounded. He wouldn’t have thought that a great Golden Immortal would suddenly accept him as a disciple. Judging from Ouyang He’s expression and tone, it didn’t seem like this old man was joking at all.
If it was another person who encountered such an opportunity, that person would probably pa.s.s out on the spot, however, Jiang Chen didn’t seem interested in it at all. Although he had just arrived in the Immortal World, he was once a peerless figure, on par with the numerous old ancestors back in his world. So how could he simply call any stranger master? Besides, he doesn’t need any master as he cultivated the dragon transformation art. Although Ouyang He was a peak Golden Immortal expert, the benefits that this old man could bring him definitely wouldn’t surpa.s.s the dragon transformation art.
It could be said that Jiang Chen’s achievement was all because of the dragon transformation art.
“Why should I wors.h.i.+p you as my master?” Jiang Chen chuckled.
After listening to Jiang Chen, Ouyang He once again almost spurted out some blood. He thought he had misheard what Jiang Chen said. He had lost count of how many youths beg and cry to become his disciple. To any youth, it was no doubt a very fortunate thing. The fact that Jiang Chen refused his offer must be a serious joke.
But Ouyang He didn’t have much time to waste. He had to make Jiang Chen his disciple today no matter how reluctant Jiang Chen was. He needed to use force.
A wave burst out of his body, lunging towards and pressing against Jiang Chen. This Qi was only a portion of the Qi that he has. If he fully unleashed the Qi of a peak Golden Immortal realm, he would immediately crush Jiang Chen to death. He had spent so much effort to find Jiang Chen, he naturally wouldn’t want to send such a rare genius to death. Who knew when and where would he find another genius like Jiang Chen?
“Brat, I’m not going to continue this nonsense with you anymore. I must accept you as my disciple today. Kneel down and wors.h.i.+p your master this instant.”
Ouyang He shouted coldly.
Under the pressure of the Qi, all of the bones inside Jiang Chen’s body were producing cracking sound, like a giant mountain was crus.h.i.+ng against his body, causing him to suffocate. If Jiang Chen was replaced by any ordinary genius, that genius would instantly kneel down due to the extreme force.
But the thing that shocked Jiang Chen more was Ouyang He’s present state. He couldn’t sense it before Ouyang He unleashed his Qi. Now that his Qi had been released, Jiang Chen was able to see it clearly through his Great Soul Derivation Technique. He was shocked to find out that this supreme figure of One-Line-Sky was actually a dying man.
Ouyang He shouted once more.
“Haha! How can a dying man be qualified enough to force me to my knees?”
Jiang Chen laughed loudly. He was an unrelenting person. The more others tried to force him to do something, the less he would conform. He wasn’t disgusted by Ouyang He’s personality, but this elder really did revolted him.
After hearing what Jiang Chen said, his face changed and exclaimed. Then, he kept his Qi and looked at Jiang Chen in disbelief. “How did you know that I’m a dying man?”
He was truly astounded. He was a great Golden Immortal who had deliberately concealed his own state, but that wasn’t enough to hide it from a mere half-step Earth Immortal. If he didn’t encounter this situation himself, he would certainly not believe it.
He was certain that this wasn’t because of his incompetence. It was because Jiang Chen was too monstrous. He started to look at Jiang Chen in a more discreet way.
“Your vigor is fading and your life force is approaching its end. You won’t be able to live for more than a month’s time. You have already burnt your own life and lost your origin completely. No one else is capable of saving you now.”
Jiang Chen said straightforwardly, and at the same time, couldn’t help but sigh in his heart. He didn’t know what Ouyang He had encountered, but he knew that ordinary expert could never do this. In order for one to burn one’s own life force, one had to have some kind of secret art. He suddenly understood why this elder wanted to accept him as a disciple so badly.
If it was a common kind of injury, it wouldn’t be a problem to Jiang Chen regardless of how serious the injury might be. With the help of his wood essence and some pills, he could cure the person in no time, but this elder’s life force no longer existed inside his body. If it wasn’t because of his great cultivation base, he would’ve died by now.
Burning one’s life force was a decision that could only be made by ruthless people. Commonly, experts wouldn’t completely burn their own life force. If Ouyang He had one year of life force left, Jiang Chen might be able to save his life. Unfortunately, all the essence of life had been emptied from his body. There was no other way to save this old man.
“Brat, you are truly a rare individual, being able to discern my present state so well. Ai!”
Ouyang He felt incomparably shocked. Jiang Chen was certainly the most awesome young man that he had ever seen. Then, he sighed deeply, making him look like he had aged for a few hundred years.
“Senior is a top figure in One-Line-Sky. Could there be someone capable of forcing you into such a condition?”
Jiang Chen’s softened his tone, he suddenly felt some pity for this supreme figure. He could tell it from the elder’s eyes that the elder had suffered boundless humiliation and remorse.
Besides, he didn’t have any bad impression of this old man.
All of a sudden, Ouyang He clenched his fists tightly, producing cracking sounds. His eyes turned fiercer as if he had fallen into some kind of insufferable memory.
“Jiang Chen, since you have already seen through my camouflage, there’s no need for me to hide it anymore. In fact, I have come because there’s something that I need to ask you for. My life will end soon and I don’t want to die unpeacefully.”
Ouyang He turned and looked at Jiang Chen. “I, Ouyang He is a renowned and top figure in One-Line-Sky, high and mighty. Everyone who saw me greets me in awe. But the biggest mistake that I had ever made in my life was to accept that heartless and unscrupulous disciple.”
As he mentioned this disciple, his eyes turned fierce again. The hatred in his eyes was so fierce that it would never diminish even in the slightest bit eternally. He had tried to forget that memory, but today he had no choice but to relive it again.
“Could it be that your current injury was caused by your disciple?” Jiang Chen said in an inquiring tone.
“That’s right. That b.a.s.t.a.r.d attacked me during my critical moment of trying to break through to the Immortal King realm. If it wasn’t because of the Forbidden Art that I used by burning my life force, I would have died long ago.”
Said Ouyang He mercilessly.
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