Chapter 1044: Ancestor Fan
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
“This matter must not be delayed. You should hurry and go meet the Old Ancestor.” Fan Tian Chong said. He then sighed, “I have cultivated for so many years and have only met the Old Ancestor once. You are fortunate since you could see him frequently in the future. I really wonder what about you caught the attention of the Old Ancestor! Isn’t it just your cultivation speed is slightly faster than normal? But you have merely reached the tenth level!”
A Primal Chaos tenth level expert could be considered an overlord in those tier two or three nations.
But to the supreme ‘Ancestor Fan’, it was too hard for someone to make him take the initiative of taking in a student. Many Cosmos Gods sought to become his student, yet to no avail. When he decided to accept a disciple, other than the talent of the disciple, another critical factor would be his mood. If he disliked that disciple, he would be too lazy to even care about him even if he had an earth-shaking talent.
“Even though I might be confident of it, I am ultimately part of the Southern Cloud Nation.” Xue Ying said, “Old Ancestor has misplaced his kindness.”
“Misplaced his kindness?”
Fan Tian Chong widened his eyes.
He never had thought this would be the outcome.
“Do you know and understand who my clan’s Old Ancestor is? And what it means to take him as your teacher?” Fan Tian Chong widened his eyes and could not help but blurt out, “If you were to become a student of my clan’s Old Ancestor, you could walk unparalleled across all neighboring nations! That Southern Cloud King would not even dare to neglect you.”
Xue Ying remained softly shaking his head.
“I admit that the Southern Cloud King is wealthy and has plenty of treasures. It is likely that he’ll bestow with you many treasures too. But, those are external materials!” Fan Tian Chong shouted, “It is easy to earn treasures! But Dao, that is something everyone sought but is too hard to obtain! A secret impartation technique that leads directly to the peak is something which will never be spread outside. It was how it led to Southern Cloud King that got chased and pursued like a dog, escaping to all places just to survive.”
“Brother Tian Chong, you are getting overboard.” Xue Ying frowned.
Fan Tian Chong could not help but say: “Alright alright, I am indeed going overboard. But your King has indeed been chased and forced to run everywhere in the past. It was also because he had been fortunate to enter an ancient remnant that allowed him to obtain the original copy of the <Third Realm Technique>, and a mighty secret treasure, the ‘Twin Realm Blade’. By borrowing on the ‘Twin Realm Blade’, that was how he reached his current power! Even though he has obtained the <Third Realm Technique>, that is a peak absolute art on the time-space lineage. You, Ying Shan Xue Ying, is of the void lineage and the <Third Realm Technique> is useless to you.”
“Do you know how precious a secret impartation technique that leads you directly to the peak is? Your king was fortunate to reach his current level. If you were to join Old Ancestor, you would immediately get the most appropriate secret impartation technique.” Fan Tian Chong looked at Xue Ying, “Right now if you were to decline, given the temper of my clan’s Old Ancestor, it is impossible for you to take him as a teacher in the future.”
“I understand.” Xue Ying nodded.
Fan Tian Chong looked at Xue Ying.
Xue Ying chuckled: “Old Ancestor has misplaced his kindness.”
Fan Tian Chong softly shook his head, “Regardless, everything that I want to say have been said! I have not treated you, Little Brother Xue Ying, unfairly. In the future, don’t blame me if you regret.”
“I will naturally not blame Brother Tian Chong. It is all my decision.” Xue Ying said.
“This is, I really do not know why you…” Fan Tian Chong could not help but mutter.
Xue Ying remained smiling calmly.
Actually, the most important reason why he did not take Ancestor Fan as a teacher was that he wanted to learn the avatar technique as soon as possible! Once he became a Cosmos God, Xue Ying could send an avatar back home.
And the other reason was Old Mother Ying Shan had once gifted him with that spearhead when Xue Ying could merely display strength at the sixth level! Old Ancestor was ultimately just a tenth level existence, and those treasures which she had earned over a long period would likely be used to exchange for a weapon suitable for her. Hence, one could say that a tenth level expert was wealthy, and poor at the same time.
Just like Xue Ying, he was wealthy. A Scarlet Cloud God Spear that was worth close to 10 billion cosmos crystals! But this spear was something he would not sell. Other than this spear, the other treasures he had added up to a pitiful amount. Fortunately, he had killed Old Devil Xue Fu and three other Primal Chaos existences. That was how he earned a little.
That spear alone held many different reasons.
Naturally, that was merely one of the minor reasons. If the Fan Clan side were willing to directly bestow upon Xue Ying with the avatar technique, Xue Ying would feel slightly guilty to the Old Mother, but he would still be willing to join the Fan Clan. By then, it was okay if he repaid the kindness to Old Mother in other ways.
What a pity that the Fan Clan was too cold and apathetic. Their rules were too strict. It was impossible for them to change for the sake of a little fellow like him.
In their opinion, it was heaven’s benevolence for Ancestor Fan to be willing to accept him as a disciple. One must know that the other two great clans in the Summer Wind Ancient Nation disdained from interacting with cultivators outside the nation. Even if those cultivators had a more exceptional talent, they would not care! They only cared about those from their country.
Southern Cloud Nation. In the royal palace.
Southern Cloud King was currently seated cross-legged on a black grassland. There were all sorts of special black grass growing on this land. Behind the Southern Cloud King was a deep gouge of about 330 meters in diameter. A jade-green liquid was rolling within. The surface of this deep lake was emitting a white frost that blew into the surroundings.
“Ancestor Fan is actually taking him as a disciple?”
Southern Cloud King frowned.
He had many treasures and friends. His social network of connection spread practically almost all six great ancient nations. He had even spent a colossal price to befriend many people in the nearby Summer Wind Ancient Nation. Nevertheless, Ancestor Fan actually nodded and took the initiative to take Xue Ying as a disciple. This produced all sorts of comment across the higher-ups within the Fan Clan. They did not dare to rebuke the Old Ancestor. And some had informed this news to Southern Cloud King.
“A little fellow at the Primal Chaos realm, even if he is that talented, is still ultimately from outside the ancient nation. Nevertheless, Ancestor Fan is willing to take him as a disciple?” Southern Cloud King was in slight disbelief.
Those apex experts from the Summer Wind Ancient Nation disdained the nearby nations.
Even though the Fan Clan was willing to befriend many organizations, they still held the attitude of superiority belonging to the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. Some of the honored guests had even decided to join the Fan Clan, yet the Fan Clan still held slight discrimination against them.
Southern Cloud King went taciturn.
If the Ancestor Fan wanted to take Xue Ying as a disciple, he no longer had any confidence.
“King, Fan Tian Chong has met Xue Ying. But Xue Ying has still decided to take King as his teacher.” Old Mother Ying Shan informed. She felt slightly out of equilibrium. After all, she had guessed that the Fan Clan would invite Xue Ying, but she would never have thought that it was ‘Ancestor Fan’ who took the initiative of receiving Xue Ying. Nevertheless, Xue Ying had hardened his heart towards making the Southern Cloud King his teacher. That was something she could not do anything about.
Southern Cloud King was slightly startled after hearing that.
This Xue Ying worshipped him so much? And wanted to take him as a teacher? Was it because he was too young and had not experienced enough setbacks?
“No matter what, this is a good thing!” Southern Cloud King revealed a grin. Such a good helper had at least chosen to leave behind in the nation. Otherwise, the moment he joined the Fan Clan, he would be answering the Fan Clan from then on.
“I did not obstruct him though. It is this little fellow Xue Ying who isn’t willing to join your Fan Clan.” A grin extended to the edge of Southern Cloud King’s mouth.
The information spread back to the Fan Clan soon after, and it was reported upwards to Ancestor Fan.
Ancestor Fan remained seated on the vast wilderness. At this moment, he was sitting by the side of a river. His appearance was subjective to different people.
Some would see an absolutely enchanting girl when looking at Ancestor Fan.
Others would see him as a dignified and imposing old man.
Or he might be a cute child, or a towering magma giant that could cause the world to shake with every breath, or even a holy and pure monk…
All sorts of appearances.
Everything stemmed from the spirit, and different spirit would view him differently.
He was an existence which stood at the most apex even in Realm Heart Great Land, an origin world with such a deep foundation. He had created the Summer Wind Ancient Nation with two other old friends of his.
Ancestor Fan looked at the river water.
At that moment, scenes of Xue Ying cultivating appeared in the river water–from when he was young all the way until now. Everything was being observed by Ancestor Fan. Even Xue Ying’s concealed strength had been unveiled in front of him, and how Xue Ying had cultivated the ‘Mirage and illusory realm’ to the Primal Chaos realm was also under his scrutiny.
“His cultivation is so fast. Currently, he is even cultivating both the void and the Mirage and illusory realm together.” Ancestor Fan lightly chuckled, “This young fellow should have been granted permission by Yuan to reincarnate into this world from an outside origin world.”
That was not a secret to the level of existence Ancestor Fan was in.
Like the strongest ancient nation in the six great ancient nations, the ‘Myriad Realms Ancient Nation’, it was slightly stronger than the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. The Myriad Realms Ancient Nation was known as ‘Myriad Realms’ because those few old men who created that nation originated from other origin worlds. Initially, some cultivators would keep it a secret, but once they reached such strength, they would naturally publicize it.
“He came from an outside origin world. Maybe in his previous life, he might be a Cosmos God already. For him to gain permission by Yuan, it seems his talent should be not bad.” Ancestor Fan did not mind. It was okay if the other party rejected him.
This was only a passing interest.
It was only him who was concerned towards cultivators from other nations and was willing to accept experts from other places. That was why he had the heart to have a look at them, and this time, he discovered how different Xue Ying was.
Since he was rejected, it was alright too.
“Hu.” Ancestor Fan closed his eyes. He threw this matter to the back of his mind. Reaching his level, taking in a new disciple was merely just a spark of interest.