Lin Feng patiently waited outside and glanced around now and then. The buildings around were all ancient. They were all made of wood and hundreds of thousands of years old, yet they looked new. None were old and decrepit.
Lin Feng didn't understand why all the buildings in Tian Dong City looked so old. What were the other inhabitants of the city like? The mysterious man lived there, which meant this place was extraordinary. Otherwise, a Godly Ancestor wouldn't have chosen this place to settle down.
Lin Feng waited for three hours. Chu Chun Qiu spent more time in there than he had. What was the mysterious man telling him?
Four hours passed. The gate of the courtyard finally opened, but it wasn't Chu Chun Qiu. It was the boy. He crooked his index finger and said, "My father wants you to come in."
Lin Feng nodded. He walked to the room himself this time, since he knew where it was. When he arrived, the door was open, so he directly entered.
The mysterious man and Chu Chun Qiu looked at Lin Feng. Lin Feng was surprised, but he didn't show it.
"Lin Feng, if I had to choose one person, between you and Chu Chun Qiu, who do you think I would choose?" asked the mysterious man suddenly. Lin Feng was caught unprepared. His eyes were wide open. He looked at Chu Chun Qiu.
"Master, just choose whomever you want. Don't ask me," he finally replied calmly.
The man smiled. Chu Chun Qiu did too. Lin Feng smiled as well, but why-?
"Lin Feng, we answered the same way," said Chu Chun Qiu, grinning at him. A moment before, he was nervous because the man had asked him the exact same question. Whenever the mysterious man asked something, it wasn't just like that, there was always a purpose.
Anything could have happened if they had given an unsatisfactory answer, but they hadn't.
"Master, why did you ask us that?" asked Lin Feng. He hated it when people always had ulterior motives. It gave him the feeling of being in permanent danger.
The mysterious man glanced at Lin Feng and Chu Chun Qiu, and then shook his head silently, "Very simple. I just wanted to see if you had a secret agreement, and also what you felt deep in your heart.
"The Ancient Demon King said that you had been enemies since the Continent of the Nine Clouds, but I hadn't thought you knew each other so well. You know each other so well, so why be enemies? It's time for you to broaden your horizons. Who cares about who the ultimate ruler of the Continent of the Nine Clouds is? Don't you feel like it's an old and childish conflict?
"The World of Battles should be your new playground. If you survive there, then you'll know you are true strong cultivators. Who cares about a tiny little world like the Nine Clouds?" the mysterious man scoffed. He hoped Lin Feng and Chu Chun Qiu could be friends. They weren't in the Continent of the Nine Clouds anymore. They weren't in the Continent of the Gods, either. If they hadn't changed, they would still be in the Continent of the Nine Clouds!
Chu Chun Qiu hadn't willingly left the Continent of the Nine Clouds, while the Ancient Demon King had been injured by Lin Feng and escaped, so Chu Chun Qiu needed to broaden his horizons. A moment before, the mysterious man had told him about the World of Battles and the Extraterritorial World, so he was excited.
There were real geniuses there and the battles were fierce. But at the same time, those people knew how to forget futilities when necessary. It was a perfect world, so Chu Chun Qiu wanted to go there as well.
He was ready to take risks to see that kind of world, even if he was killed in the World of Battles, it wouldn't matter; at least, he would have seen the world!
"You think about it; do you want to go to the World of Battles or not?" asked the mysterious man, frowning and staring at them.
Lin Feng looked at the man silently. Chu Chun Qiu nodded and said directly, "I do. I don't have roots in the Country of Eternity. I am not from here, I want to go to the World of Battles. What about you, Lin Feng?" Chu Chun Qiu asked provocatively.
But Lin Feng didn't care, and just asked, "Dong Fang Qing asked me if you had asked me to go to the World of Battles, and in the end, he left and looked extremely sad. Why?" asked Lin Feng. He wanted to understand what was going on first before pressing ahead.
The mysterious man hadn't thought Lin Feng would ask such a question, but he replied, "You and Chu Chun Qiu are going to the World of Battles, which means some men in black won't. You understand?"
"What? Chu Chun Qiu and I stole some of their spots? What about the Ancient Demon King?" asked Lin Feng.
But this time the mysterious man shook his head, "No. The Ancient Demon King will go with you. But before you go, you need to pass a test. If you don't pass that test, you won't go to the World of Battles." added the mysterious man. Chu Chun Qiu and Lin Feng listened carefully.
The mysterious man had decided to send Lin Feng and Chu Chun Qiu to the World of Battles which meant Dong Fang Qing wouldn't be able to go. No wonder he was dispirited.
Lin Feng remained silent. He felt a bit sad about it, but he didn't feel guilty because it had nothing to do with him. The mysterious man decided what he wanted to do.
Dong Fang Qing knew that, too. He had even thanked Lin Feng in the end. He wasn't angry at him, and didn't challenge him to another battle. That was the difference between morons and intelligent people.
"I think I've heard that name, Dong Fang Qing, but I don't know where..." whispered Chu Chun Qiu, shaking his head. He knew that name from somewhere. It had to be someone famous...
When the mysterious man heard Chu Chun Qiu, he burst into laughter. "Haha, where did you hear his name? Little boy, Dong Fang Qing is from the Dong Fang Clan. Do you know it?"
Chu Chun Qiu's expression changed. He remembered he had met some guests of honor at a banquet in the Lun Bi Empire; he had met the leader of the Dong Fang Clan, Dong Fang Qing!
"Dong Fang Clan?" asked Lin Feng. He had never heard of that clan.
"The Dong Fang Clan is hundreds of thousands of years old. They were destroyed long ago. They were extremely strong at one time. I hadn't thought Dong Fang Qing was still alive, but now..." said Chu Chun Qiu, rather amazed.
"Haha! Don't feel awkward. Dong Fang Qing is just one of the leaders of the clan. And do you know who Tang Xuan, whom Lin Feng tortured, is?" asked the mysterious man. He sounded enthusiastic all of a sudden.
Chu Chun Qiu shook his head. He hadn't never met him, so he had no idea.
The mysterious man wasn't surprised, he just smiled and said, "The leader of Tang Castle! And do you know who the other men in black are?" the mysterious man continued. Chu Chun Qiu shook his head.
"If I'm not mistaken, they must be the leaders of some other sects and clans which have been destroyed?" Lin Feng interrupted at that moment.
The mysterious man nodded, "Indeed. You guessed right. They're leaders of ancient sects and clans which have been destroyed, the Tu Clan and the Lin Clan.
"Of course, Kuang Zhan, whom you killed, was the leader of the Kuang Clan. Unfortunately, you killed him in your spirit world. It's a bit sad," said the mysterious man, sighing sadly. But at the same time, he looked at Lin Feng with respect for being so aggressive and bold.
"Their clans and sects were destroyed, how come they...?" asked Chu Chun Qiu. Why were they still alive?
"Haha, little boy, do you know how powerful Godly Ancestors are?!" laughed the mysterious man, shaking his head.
Chu Chun Qiu and Lin Feng glanced at each other. Godly Ancestors were incredibly powerful. He had even sealed the fire spirit of the Ground Penetrating Ocean of Flames back in the days, and he was also able to bring people back to life.
That was the power of Godly Ancestors!