The Heart of an Elite
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Jiang Chen’s word had plunged the old liar into contemplation. He became dead quiet, as he immersed himself in his thoughts. His eyes kept flas.h.i.+ng with a strange light. He knitted and relaxed his eyebrows continuously. Such a state lasted for half an hour.
In this half an hour, the courtyard was unusually quiet. Jiang Chen and Big Yellow didn’t speak. They knew that the old liar was in deep thought and that anyone who reached the old liar’s level would need a chance or luck. Three hundred years ago, the old liar failed to break through to the Sovereign realm with the Dao of Apathy. This incident was destined to leave traumas in his heart. To most of the peerless Venerables, it was afraid that they only had one chance to break through to the Sovereign realm in a lifetime. They wouldn’t get a second chance once they failed.
This was because it was very difficult to give up all their previous paths. The failure was too much of a blow to them. Not only would it affect their disposition and state, it would also influence their luck. This could be seen on the 300 years of decadence of the old liar.
Though Jiang Chen’s cultivation base wasn’t as great as the old liar, he had two lifetime’s worth of cultivation experience. He had his own unique view about the Dao of Cultivation. Some said that bystanders saw through everything. The old liar was trapped in the mora.s.s, struggling constantly but couldn’t get out of it, and eventually turning a blind eye to it. Jiang Chen hoped that his words would be able to help the old liar.
All of a sudden, two fine lights flashed out from the old liar’s eyes. His mere eyes had lit up the entire courtyard. Immediately, he rose from the rock and stared at Jiang Chen with his glittering eyes and had a strange look. Then he began to mutter: “w.a.n.gqing…I can’t forget them all…so it turns out that I’m not destined to walk the Dao of Apathy.”
The old liar seemed to have gained some insight. He never thought that Jiang Chen could speak the words which he had never thought of all these years. It suddenly allowed him to see a glimmer of light in his gloomy world. Very quickly, that light radiated boundless brilliance.
“Jiang Chen, I never thought that I would be enlightened by you after all these years. I’m going to search back the feelings in the old days. Also, I will cut off the Dao of Apathy and find a way to step into the Sovereign realm once more.”
The old liar approached Jiang Chen, stretched out his dried hands and patted Jiang Chen’s shoulder.
“By all means, Senior. Find the heart that you used to have. As long as the original heart is there, your heart will remain unchanged. Then, it will only be a matter of time before you broke through to the Sovereign realm.”
Jiang Chen said. He could feel the changes in the old man. This half an hour was of great significance to the old man. It contained an even greater enlightenment than the past three hundred years. As the saying went, a single enlightenment was greater than a thousand years of drudgery. Jiang Chen knew that as long as the old liar could find his past back, it wouldn’t be a problem for him to break through to the Sovereign realm.
“I’ll be leaving now. I don’t know if we can meet again. If I can break through to the Sovereign realm in the future, it will be your credit, but before I go, I will bring you out of this valley first, because that Heaven Devouring Devil Ape will certainly continue to create trouble.”
The old liar said. He would need to search back his previous self, but he couldn’t leave Jiang Chen here.
Jiang Chen and Big Yellow exchanged a glance, then nodded. They had come to the valley for the sake of uncovering its secret. Now that the secret was uncovered, there was no need for them to stay any longer. And the old liar was right about the devil ape putting them to trouble again. They had witnessed the terror of the devil ape. Even though such a powerful Venerable was trapped in that spatial zone, he probably still had other unfathomable means. Given Jiang Chen and Big Yellow’s strength, they couldn’t deal with any one of his means.
The old liar flicked his sleeve to envelop Jiang Chen and Big Yellow. In the next moment, the two of them had left the valley and appeared at the boundary of the outer prefecture. When they regained their senses, the old liar was already gone, like he was never there.
Given the strength of the old liar, he could go anywhere he wanted. He could even sneak into the palace of Great Qian Emperor without arousing anyone’s notice.
The Venerable w.a.n.gqing, Xiao w.a.n.gqing was of the same generation as Yang Junlong. His re-emergence would certainly cause a great confusion. If the Master of Prefecture, Yang Zanqing, knew that Xiao w.a.n.gqing was here, they were afraid that he would come personally to greet him with kowtows.
Jiang Chen looked towards the valley, he couldn’t help but sigh as he felt that he had just survived a disaster. Their trip to the valley had a huge impact on him, letting him know what a true expert was. The level of the Heaven Devouring Devil Ape and Xiao w.a.n.gqing was something he couldn’t even think of right now.
“The Venerable of the generation actually had such an extraordinary ability. What kind of existence would it be if that was the legendary Sovereign expert?”
Jiang Chen’s eyes were full of longing. He thought of Yan Chenyu in the Immortal Burying Coffin, and after witnessing the terror of the old liar and the devil ape, he finally realized that he still had a very long way to go. And finding Yan Chenyu wouldn’t be a short journey.
“This expedition is truly a good thing to you. It has allowed you to truly understand your goal and position.” Big Yellow said.
He knew that Jiang Chen was a man with pride and goals, but was still unclear of the degree of his goals. After the trip in the valley, it had made Jiang Chen understand the gap between them, making his goal even clearer.
“Yes. I have rediscovered myself.”
Jiang Chen nodded. Thinking about the scariness of the Heaven Devouring Devil Ape and the old liar made his heart thump. That was the heart of a powerhouse. His heart had been tempered into this after he cultivated the dragon transformation skill. Currently, this heart was about to undergo a metamorphosis because of the previous encounters.
Jiang Chen’s body let out a buzzing sound. Rays of light shot out from his chest. It was provoking his potential which was equivalent to acquiring an enlightenment.
Big Yellow’s eyes sparkled. He never thought that it would stimulate Jiang Chen so greatly. It had directly made Jiang Chen undergo a transformation, igniting the true heart of a powerhouse.
This dude sure is blessed with fortune, and is a peerless and monstrous genius. This metamorphosis will surely allow his cultivation base to advance again. Even if he can’t break through to the Immortal King realm, the result won’t be bad.
Big Yellow muttered inside of him. Although it was true that he had experienced too many miracles with Jiang Chen, he was still somewhat surprised by the metamorphosis of Jiang Chen’s heart.
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