Chapter 724: The Curtain Falls
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
"Realmlord of the Heavenly Talisman Realm." Qin Wentian silently mused, remembering this name. From today onwards, he can no longer join any other powers after he stepped into the immortal realms. He was a disciple of the Heavenly Talisman Realm.
"Senior." Qin Wentian wanted to speak, only to hear Bai Wuya interjecting, "When conversing in private, you can just refer to me as senior brother Bai."
"Mhm, okay." Qin Wentian replied. "Senior brother Bai, when can I meet master? And how many disciples does Master have under him?"
"Only after I broke through to the Immortal King Realm was I really considered to have entered the sect and gained the power to issue invitations. This was how I could invite you to be a disciple under our master. But in fact, you are now just a disciple that was just recruited and have not met with the approval of master yet. Only after gaining master's approval would you have the opportunity to meet with him."
Bai Wuya didn't try to dodge or hide anything, he meticulously informed Qin Wentian. "In addition, you must remember this. The two rules which I mentioned earlier must never be broken or death is the only outcome. I'm also not that clear how many disciples master has exactly, but I know one thing for sure. There are several that are stronger compared to me. Back then when I killed a descendant of an immortal emperor and was pursued by him, it was only due to the appearance of another stronger immortal emperor that I was saved. The pursuer thought that the immortal emperor appeared for my sake simply because he likes my character but in truth, this was not the case. The one who helped me was also a disciple of the Heavenly Talisman Realm, a disciple under master, my senior apprentice brother."
Qin Wentian's mind trembled a little. An existence at the Immortal Emperor Realm was Bai Wuya's senior apprentice brother? Wasn't the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor also an existence at the Immortal Emperor Realm?
The Realmlord actually has immortal emperors as his disciples. How strong was he exactly?
This story told to him by Bai Wuya was naturally considered a secret. If others in the immortal realms knew that the immortal emperor who appeared on behalf of Bai Wuya back then was someone from Bai Wuya's sect, a raging storm would surely manifest. The power of such a sect was simply too mighty but in fact, the truth was that no one else in the immortal realms have any inkling at all. Nobody knew how terrifying was the sect that Bai Wuya had entered.
"Understood. Thank you senior brother for your guidance." Qin Wentian nodded his head.
"I cannot bring you with me and leave here in view of everyone. You have to head to the immortal realms yourself. I will leave a strand of my immortal sense with you and the instant you step into the immortal realms, I would be able to feel it and look for you to bring you to the Heavenly Talisman Realm. Once you entered, you will be free to pick an entry-level treasure and meet with the other sect brothers and sisters. Although people of our sect might not know who everyone is exactly, all of us are able to sense each other in the outside worlds as long as they are members of the Heavenly Talisman Realm. This way, we will be able to take care of each other when roaming the immortal realms."
Bai Wuya continued, "During my younger days, my senior apprentices have also taken great care of me. The disciples of the Heavenly Talisman Realm don't belong to other powers and also cannot take on anyone else as their masters. We are all considered unaffiliated cultivators hence we will feel a kinship if we meet each other in the outside world, becoming extremely united."
Qin Wentian silently noted this now as he speculated about what kind of power was the Heavenly Talisman Realm exactly. It was so strong yet it chose to remain in the shadows, keeping a low-profile while cloaked in mystery.
"Okay enough, it's time for me to leave. The immortal sense I left with you is extremely weak, it won't activate automatically and would only serve as a beacon, informing me of your position. Don't be so careless and die off even before meeting me when you step into the immortal realms." Bai Wuya laughed. After which, that powerful will of his retracted, disappearing from Qin Wentian's sea of consciousness. He could feel a thin strand of Bai Wuya's immortal sense inside his sea of consciousness, and just like what Bai Wuya had said, this immortal sense was extremely weak and couldn't be activated to be used as protection.
"Hu..." Drawing in a deep breath, the ups and downs these few days were truly extremely incredible. He himself had no way to imagine that he joined the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, and was expelled after. Those supreme existences all treated him with indifference, not getting close to him and right now, the sect which Bai Wuya was inviting him to join, might be even stronger compared to the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor.
His state of heart gradually regained his calmness. Qin Wentian understood that no matter who he took for his master, how far one could walk on one's martial path ultimately still depended on the person himself. A master was only an external force that could aid you, but you must not ever depend on them overly much.
Only by being strong personally could one gain approval, and respect.
Right now, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor and the other immortal kings were idly chatting at the banquet, no longer even sparing a glance at Qin Wentian, treating him as if he didn't exist. After a period of time, the voice of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor rang out, "Enough, today I've spend quite a bit of time gathering with all of you and also accepted a wonderful disciple. It's a successful conclusion to the banquet, let the banquet end here."
"Right, we will all toast to your Majesty one more cup of wine and respectfully send you off." The Undying Immortal King raised the wine cup in his hand and had no intentions to hold the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor back. If his status was the same as the Eastern Sage, he might be able to urge him to stay a little longer. But since their status was different, and the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor wanted to leave, all of them didn't have the qualifications to retain him. These old monsters from the immortal realms were all very clear on their differences in status they had hence everyone didn't really comment much.
"Fine, let's drink one last toast." The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor smiled as he raise his cup. The various immortal kings all stood up, leaving the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor as the only one who remain seated.
"We respectfully sent your Majesty off." The various immortal kings all respectfully spoke, as they drained the contents of their cup in a single gulp.
"Mhm." The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor also drank his wine. His gaze roamed over the immortal kings and finally rested on Qin Wentian. Staring at Qin Wentian who was standing lonelily by the side, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor emotionlessly commented, "If you repent and acknowledge your mistake, I can still recommend one of my immortal kings to be your master."
Qin Wentian inclined his head and stared at the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor. The tone of the immortal emperor was cold and filled with pity, as though it was an act of kindness on his behalf. The other immortal kings all stared at Qin Wentian, also exuding a similar feeling. Deepflame instantly followed up, "Your Majesty's kindness knows no bounds, even now you are still treating this young man so well."
However in Qin Wentian's eyes, there were no fluctuations. He was exceedingly calm. He bowed low to the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor and replied, "Junior inclines more towards freedom, and is unable to reciprocate the love your Majesty has for me. I can only disappoint your Majesty."
Everyone believed that it was an act of kindness borne out of pity, hence Qin Wentian could only say that he had to disappoint this grace given to him by the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor. His reply had surely rendered everyone present speechless.
"Truly doesn't know what is good for himself. Your Majesty, this brat is not suited to be a disciple." Deepflame coldly added. The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor didn't continue to look at Qin Wentian. He turned to Dongsheng Ting who was by his side and spoke, "Send the participants back to the particle world then."
After speaking, his silhouette flickered and he brought his disciple Que Tianyi away, departing this place in an instant.
"Everyone, farewell." The Undying Immortal King clasped his hands to the other experts at the banquet.
"Beauty Myriad Incarnations, if you have the time, let us hang out more?" Some one called out to the Myriad Incarnations Immortal King.
"No time, I need to bring my disciple and return." The Myriad Incarnations Immortal King smiled. That person jealously glanced at Hua Taixu before smiling, "This young man is so fortunate, having such a beauty as a teacher. Hahaha."
After speaking, that expert too turned, and also left.
"Let's leave as well." The Myriad Incarnations Immortal King brought Hua Taixu away.
"Bai Wuya, why don't you accept him as your disciple?" Deepflame glanced at Qin Wentian, a deep mocking expression could be seen flashing through his eyes. After that, he also brought his disciple Blackpeak away.
Bai Wuya cast a glance at Deepflame but didn't bother to reply. After that, he transmitted his voice to Qin Wentian, "See you in the immortal realms."
After speaking, his silhouette flickered as he whistled through the air, departing this area.
In the blink of an eye, everyone left. Only Qin Wentian and a few others conspicuously remained there.
The tunnels of light manifested again, leading from the immortal palace back to the Royal Sacred Region. Dongsheng Ting walked towards and stood atop the war drum, he cast a glance at Qin Wentian as his transmitted his voice into Qin Wentian's mind. "Frog in the well not knowing how high the heavens are. Did you really think you can ascend to the heavens, climbing up by just having a connection with princess Qing`er? Dream on."
Evidently, his voice transmitted to Qin Wentian alone. Qin Wentian furrowed his brows and inclined his head, staring at Dongsheng Ting who was atop the war drum. Did he truly have a chance to enter the tutelage of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor right from the start? Would the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor really take care of him due to his promise with Qing`er's father, the Evergreen Great Emperor? Maybe this was already impossible right from the start.
A hint of mockery flashed on his face. It was unknown whether he was mocking himself or Dongsheng Ting. Climbing up via connections, ascending to the heavens?
"The disciple recruitment event organized by my royal father has come to an end. The various immortal kings have also chosen their disciples, and for those who wasn't fortunate enough, you can all return now." Dongsheng Ting's voice rang out through the Royal Sacred Region. The remaining participants on the nine mountain peaks all sigh as they walked towards the connecting passage. Before this, the passage led them upwards, just like their excitement surging up in their hearts; but now, it led them back down, like a stone dropping into their stomach.
Qin Wentian and the others all stepped onto the different connecting passages as an intense spatial fluctuation covered their bodies. The next instant, they were transported back to the ground of the Royal Sacred Region.
Inclining their heads staring up at the immortal palace and the nine mountains, the people there gradually departed and the nine mountains vanished.
The immortal palace then started shimmering and turning illusory before it disappeared from the skies of this world.
This time, the disciple recruitment event by the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor has finally concluded.
Qin Wentian stood on the ground, lost in contemplation. At the end, he still returned, returned to this world where he was born and bred in. He missed the opportunity to head towards the immortal realms but even so, he had no regrets in his heart.
"The immortal realms..." Qin Wentian mumbled. After which, his silhouette flickered as he headed off in a certain direction.
Similarly, Zai Xuan had also landed back in the Royal Sacred Region. He stared at the vanished immortal palace, and there wasn't really much disappointment in his eyes. Qin Wentian ultimately, was abandoned by all. He stood at the side like a lone ranger, not one of the immortal kings were willing to take him on as a disciple despite his talent.
Those external visitors from the immortal realms could also only sigh in their hearts. The commotion caused by this event was so great, attracting so many geniuses from the immortal realms. Even though they weren't weak, it was simply too difficult to enter the tutelage of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor. At the end, only one person was fortunate enough to succeed. Right now, these external visitors could only shake their head and return to where they came from.