Chapter 723: Taking on a Master
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
After Bai Wuya's trial, the eight participants were brought to the banquet. Among them, four were selected by the various immortal kings as their disciples.
Qin Wentian stood behind the crowd, silently watching everything. It was impossible to say that he had no fluctuations in his heart. The scenes in this immortal palace was witnessed by everyone in the Royal Sacred Region. He came here with a heart filled with conviction to participate in the trials, contending with other geniuses of the immortal realms. Ultimately, he did succeed and even became a disciple of the Eastern Sage Immortal King.
At that time, how dazzling was he? The various immortal kings all offered their congratulations.
However, in the span of a single thought, he was abandoned by the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor and became nothing but a spectator. The immortal kings right now didn't even bother to glance at him. What genius? If that genius was deprived of the status that came with being the disciple of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor, it was simply negligible. Even in the face of immortal king tier experts, he was an existence akin to an ant. Nobody would even bother to glance at you. This was the first lesson Qin Wentian learned after he came in contact with powers from the immortal realms.
The respect those in the immortal realms had for experts, and the disdain they had for weaklings, were even more obvious compared to the particle worlds. And also even more direct.
In such a short span of time, Qin Wentian experienced a roller coaster ride of emotions. In the eyes of many of those immortal kings, what happened earlier was already sufficient to determine his destiny for this lifetime.
But Qin Wentian had no regrets, he had his own conviction. So what if the other party was a supreme existence, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor? He still had his own principles and will. No matter how others saw him, he could face his heart with a clear conscious.
People in the Royal Sacred Region could see everything that happened in the immortal palace. Although they couldn't hear the words spoken, just seeing the actions during the scenes playing out was already sufficient for them to guess at some stuff.
A supreme existence really appeared and the experts at the banquet all paid respect to him. Dongsheng Ting stood beside the supreme existence and from that, one could see that that person was none other than the main lead, that rumored supreme existence that wanted to take on a disciple.
Not long ago, Qin Wentian knelt to the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor and showed an attitude of wanting to take on a master. The experts on the banquet were also smiling at him. In that instant, those in the Royal Sacred Region were all incomparably stunned. Despite contending against geniuses from the immortal realms, Qin Wentian was still as dazzling as ever. Was he really going to be taken on as the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor's disciple?
But just when everyone believed it would be so, they soon discovered that the expression on the immortal emperor and Qin Wentian's face changed, so did the way the experts in the banquet look at Qin Wentian. After which, Qin Wentian retreated to the back of the crowd, as though he was already castigated and had no more status. After which, someone else replaced him at the position where he used to stand, and paid his respect to the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor.
Such a scene caused many to guess that the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor might have forsaken Qin Wentian and chose another instead. At the end, including Hua Taixu and a few others, they were all favored by immortal kings and decided to enter their tutelage. Qin Wentian was the only one who stood there, appearing extremely lonesome, forgotten by everyone else.
"What happened exactly?" Countless people in the Royal Sacred Region were all speculating in their hearts. The people of Grand Xia, the people of Chu, were all watching the scene in the immortal palace. What exactly happened to Qin Wentian?
Those who were concerned about Qin Wentian, were all extremely worried about him.
In the immortal palace, one after another of the participants were chosen by the immortal kings as their disciple. There were a total of eight participants, and five have successfully been accepted as disciples. Qin Wentian and two others were the only ones who were shunted aside. It wasn't because the five who got selected were extremely outstanding. It was because the experts were just giving face to the Immortal Emperor. Since he wanted to accept a disciple and the atmosphere was so good, they too, decided to accept one as well. But of course, they would choose a disciple which fits them most.
Nobody dared to take on Qin Wentian. It would only be seen as a rebuttal against the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor and cause him to be unhappy. Even though they knew that Qin Wentian wasn't in any way inferior, nobody dared to say anything. They all simply chose to ignore Qin Wentian.
Dongsheng Ting's gaze would sweep across Qin Wentian occasionally. Within his deep eyes, there would sometimes be a hint of mockery flashing past. Qin Wentian wanted to ascend to the heavens with a single step? Is it even possible?
This time around, his royal father has already given sufficient face to the Evergreen Great Emperor. He believed that the Evergreen Great Emperor had also seen the situation. It was this young man who was too disrespectful and had a improper character.
Qin Wentian's senses were extremely sharp. He could clearly sense the gaze of Dongsheng Ting on him. He couldn't help but muse that it wasn't anything unfortunate that he wasn't able to enter the tutelage of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor. If not, he would merely be a disciple with no status, how could he be comparable to Dongsheng Ting, the talented youngest son of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor? At that time, Dongsheng Ting could use any underhanded methods he wanted to deal with Qin Wentian.
At this moment, Qin Wentian wanted nothing more than to leave this embarrassing place. However, he couldn't even leave if he wanted to.
And at this very moment, a will entered into his sea of consciousness, causing Qin Wentian to furrow his brows in displeasure as he prepared to resist. However, he instantly heard a voice, "Don't resist."
Upon hearing this voice, Qin Wentian couldn't help but start. After which, he gave up his attempts at resisting, as he allowed the powerful will to fully enter his sea of consciousness. His heart couldn't help but to tremble slightly because right now, in his sea of consciousness, a silhouette actually appeared and it was none other than the White Robe Immortal King, Bai Wuya.
"Don't be so shocked, this is my immortal sense. The disparity in our strength is too vast and this is why my immortal sense can directly appear within your sea of consciousness. You can simply use your will to communicate with me." The White Robe Immortal King spoke to Qin Wentian as he continued, "According to what I know, the Eastern Sage would only organize such an event this time around and likely has something to do with the Evergreen Great Emperor. You should be acquainted with the daughter of the Evergreen Great Emperor right?"
"I don't know what her status is, but I think what senior said is highly probable." Qin Wentian attempted to use his will to communicate. And indeed, Bai Wuya's immortal sense could hear him clearly. Bai Wuya nodded lightly and continued, "Then there's no mistake. Since the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor promised his good friend the Evergreen Great Emperor, this matter might have originated because of the request of your friend. From the end result of this matter, the Eastern Sage can also be considered to have done his best. After all, you are the one who defied him and didn't want to take him on as your master. But as for the harsh conditions he imposed, I have no idea whether that was intentional or unintentional on his part."
"Naturally, I also don't really have any interest to know. I came to this particle world only because I just coincidentally passed by it. I can only feel regret at their actions when I saw your potential. Can I ask you this? Which heavenly layer did you condense your astral soul from after you broke through to the Celestial Phenomenon Realm?" Bai Wuya asked.
"The 7th heavenly layer." Qin Wentian replied.
"To think that you are able to condense a violet-gold astral soul for your fifth one in a particle world. Truly excellent." Bai Wuya praised, yet he wasn't really that surprised. He then spoke again, "As to why I wanted to talk to you using my immortal sense is simply because I would like to issue an invitation to you. But before I do so, I would like to be clear of your wishes. Are you willing to join a certain power in the immortal realms? This power is the sect which I'm currently in and I temporarily won't divulge the name of the sect. I will only do so if you are willing to join, but if you are not, just forget that this conversation has ever happen."
If the others knew that Bai Wuya was having this conversation with Qin Wentian, they would definitely be extremely shocked. The general knowledge was that in the immortal realms, Bai Wuya was unaffiliated, he belonged to no power. Everyone only knew that he was a lone ranger, a madman that follows his own principles and had supreme combat prowess.
Qin Wentian naturally had no idea about all this 'general knowledge.' He was somewhat taken aback, when everyone was avoiding him like the plague because of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor, this Bai Wuya who seemed to have favored him from the start actually took the initiative to communicate with, and was even planning to issue an invitation to him.
"Senior, may I ask what kind of power is your sect?" Qin Wentian inquired.
"It is something that wouldn't restrict your freedom, wouldn't command you to do anything or take any actions not of your own will. But at the same time, it also will not provide you with protection. You are still you, and have to cultivate on your own, seek your own path, walk your own road. The cultivation resources you need, also have to depend on your own efforts to procure. The only two requirements the sect would have of you is that you have to keep everything that has to do with this sect an absolute secret. You cannot announce to the public that you belong to this power and this includes your closest kin; secondly, joining the sect means taking on a certain supreme existence as your master. But within the immortal realms, you can no longer take anyone else as your master or join any other powers. For those who break these two requirements, they are all exterminated regardless of the reason. Hence, you better consider this carefully."
Bai Wuya solemnly stated, the seriousness of the atmosphere causing Qin Wentian's soul to shiver. What a mysterious power, and the only restrictions were that matters regarding this sect had to be kept an absolute secret and he couldn't join any other powers or take anyone else as his master.
"In addition, let me give you some information. The conditions to join my sect: Firstly, only those with outstanding talent that could also have a violet-gold astral soul for their fifth astral soul would be considered; Secondly, they must not be affiliated with any other powers in the immortal realms. You have already fulfilled the first condition and also, since you came from a particle world and had no fate with Eastern Sage, you have also fulfilled the second condition. I, Bai Wuya, because I've stepped into the Immortal King Realm, gained the qualifications to issue an invitation to others. Hence, when I noticed you earlier, I have already planned to invite you."
Bai Wuya added, causing Qin Wentian's heart to shake slightly. Only those whose fifth astral soul was a violet-gold one, had the qualifications to join the sect?
However, this sect seemed to prioritize their secrecy and joining other powers was a forbidden thing. Maybe, it was because joining other powers or taking another as a master would interfere in that sect's nature of secrecy. And it was because of this that Bai Wuya would emphasize so seriously to the point where before he agrees, Bai Wuya had no intentions of telling him what sect was that.
"Senior when you say that by entering this power, it means I'm taking someone as my master right? What do you mean by that?" Qin Wentian asked.
"For those who enter my sect, all have to take that person as their master. Hence, if you agree to join, you will be considered a member of my sect from this moment onwards and your status would be my junior apprentice brother. However, this matter is only known between us, we cannot acknowledge this out in public." Bai Wuya replied.
Qin Wentian turned silent, he was contemplating.
If he joins this sect, he would be in the same sect as Bai Wuya, hence he would be Bai Wuya's junior apprentice brother.
With a character like the White Robe Immortal King as his senior apprentice brother, one could very well imagine how powerful the sect he belonged to was. It would only be stronger when compared to the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
If he entered the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, he might not even be able to obtain any guidance unless he broke through to the Immortal King Realm. And if he joins Bai Wuya's sect, and if he broke through to the Immortal King Realm, he should also be able to come in contact with the core of the sect.
And if he joined the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, he too wouldn't to join any other powers or take someone else as his master. If not, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor would surely take his life.
Also, entering the tutelage of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor would only grant him a period of freedom once every thousand years; and as for entering the tutelage of Bai Wuya's master, there was no restrictions whatsoever.
"A supreme existence accepting a disciple depends on whether they found the disciple was to their liking or not. But as a disciple choosing a master, wasn't this the same as well? This is fate. Bai Wuya has favored me from the start and at the same time, my impression of him also isn't bad. Since this is the case, what more do I have to consider? Even if I can't join other powers in the future, I can always still depend on myself." Qin Wentian mused. After a moment, he opened his mouth and replied, "I am willing to."
"Good." Bai Wuya nodded his head. His immortal sense projection stared at Qin Wentian as he continued, "I, Bai Wuya, formally invites Qin Wentian to join as a member of my sect on behalf of my master, the Realmlord of the Heavenly Talisman Realm. Qin Wentian from now onwards, you are considered an official member of the Heavenly Talismen Realm and a disciple of my Master."