HSSB151: A disciple of the younger generation different from the norm
Hearing Fang Zhun’s words, Yan Zhaoge’s eyes brightened slightly, “The new batch of Heavenly Broad Creed Pills has been concocted?”
Having had so many extraordinary accomplishments in this trip to the Mountain Domain, Broad Creed Mountain naturally wouldn’t hold back in giving Yan Zhaoge his rewards.
Of these, discovering the talented Ying Longtu was already a rather major merit.
Broad Creed Mountain would always reward those of their clan who introduced in extraordinary talents, and in terms of inborn talent alone, Ying Longtu was unquestionably a genius amongst geniuses, a monster amongst monsters.
Having discovered how special he was and not letting the clan miss out on him, a pearl left obscured within the dust, Yan Zhaoge would naturally be rewarded by Broad Creed Mountain.
This reward was Broad Creed Mountain’s current most superb pill, the Heavenly Broad Creed Pill.
Because this pill was just too rare, with no finished products still remaining earlier on, Yan Zhaoge had not been able to receive one whilst at Cloud Portent Mountain.
Now that the new batch of pills had been concocted, while other arrangements had naturally been made for them, the old Clan Chief Yuan Zhengfeng had still guaranteed Yan Zhaoge the foremost priority for one of these pills.
This time, having come to the Lake Domain to participate in the Heavenly Connection Meet, Fang Zhun had brought it along with him to give to Yan Zhaoge.
Receiving the pill-storing porcelain bottle in Fang Zhun’s hands, Yan Zhaoge unstoppered it and sniffed, as a fragrance that seeped into one’s heart was instantly emitted.
“I thank second apprentice-uncle,” Yan Zhaoge smiled as he bowed towards Fang Zhun.
Fang Zhun shook his head, “This is just what you deserve. That kid, Ying Longtu, is indeed an extraordinary genius in the martial dao. Although his mind has yet to mature, we can already predict that his achievements in the future will be limitless, with my Broad Creed Mountain having gained yet another extraordinary hero.”
“Still, as compared to what you gained from Ying Longtu, the other merits that you performed are even more reward-worthy.”
This time, those who would be attending the Heavenly Connection Meet along with Yan Zhaoge included Sikong Qing. She was travelling alongside Fang Zhun, with Fang Zhun having brought her from the Mountain. Here, she met Yan Zhaoge once more.
Feng Yunsheng having successfully regained her Extreme Yin Physique, she had accompanied Fu Enshu back to Broad Creed Mountain, going into secluded meditation to cultivate for the first time.
As she looked at Yan Zhaoge, Sikong Qing currently held some admiration within her gaze.
Being fully devoted to the martial dao, she didn’t keep most other things on her heart, even seldom going on tempering missions. Even when she did so, it was only to work on her martial cultivation.
Therefore, in comparison to other matters, Yan Zhaoge’s recent achievements in the martial dao were something that she would not forget at all.
It was only that on their stay in Cloud Portent Mountain this time, the Sikong Qing who had always kept from such distractions was also a little moved.
Whether it was making use of the Yin Yang Cloud Spring to help Feng Yunsheng regain her Extreme Yin Physique or resolving the problem of Cloud Portent Mountain’s Giant Spirit Magnetite vein, both of them were extraordinary contributions, which would very likely play a deciding role in this world’s balance of power.
Such contributions, by common logic, were not something that a mere Martial Scholar would be able to do, even for someone of Yan Zhaoge’s background.
However, Yan Zhaoge had really done it, helping Feng Yunsheng to regain her Extreme Yin Physique, allowing Broad Creed Mountain to possess its own Maiden of Extreme Yin and thereby gaining the ability to contest for the Extreme Yin Crown.
Not only did he solve Infinite Boundless Mountain’s Giant Spirit Magnetite vein’s problem, he even caused the Mountain Domain’s Sacred Ground, Infinite Boundless Mountain, to owe Broad Creed Mountain a huge debt of gratitude.
In doing so, he had even drawn Infinite Boundless Mountain to join them on their own initiative, completely falling out with the Sacred Sun Clan and the Heavenly Thunder Hall, going into war armourless and fighting with the Heavenly Thunder Hall for real.
And after that, it was no longer possible for Infinite Boundless Mountain to sit on the fence, unable to say anything bad about Broad Creed Mountain even though it was all obvious.
Indeed, as Fang Zhun had said, in comparison to obtaining Ying Longtu who only possessed shocking potential for the time being, the significance of these other two contributions was much greater.
Thinking of the rewards that the clan had bestowed upon Yan Zhaoge as a result, even Sikong Qing could feel the weight of it.
For having helped Feng Yunsheng to regain her Extreme Yin Physique, other than a chance to enter the fourth floor of the Martial Repository, Yan Zhaoge was also rewarded with the privilege to enter and exit its third floor at will.
Of all Broad Creed Mountain’s direct disciples, he was the only one who held such a privilege.
At the same time, Martial Scholars who had obtained such a privilege had only appeared twice in the entire history of Broad Creed Mountain.
And of those two people, one was called Zhan Dongge, while the other was called Yan Di.
For resolving the problem of the Giant Spirit Magnetite vein and helping Broad Creed Mountain to get Infinite Boundless Mountain on their side, while the reward Yan Zhaoge gained was somewhat more material, it was actually even more shocking.
As soon as the reward took effect, as long as it was a resource or treasure that Broad Creed Mountain had possession of, other than a select few precious ones which were specially stored, Yan Zhaoge would be given foremost priority in taking them for his own use.
This reward was absolutely shocking to the ears. Even the many bigwig Elders of the clan did not have such a privilege, or only had a certain level of authority in doing so.
This reward was still one that Yan Zhaoge’s Grand Master, the old Clan Chief Yuan Zhengfeng, had personally decided on.
It was to the extent that those who were in the know joked that if not for his current cultivation as well as level of seniority, with this momentum, Yan Zhaoge could even compete with his own father for the position of Broad Creed Mountain’s next Chief.
Yan Zhaoge was also extremely satisfied at this. This meant that in the future, without having to rely on his father and the Yan Family, he would also be able to obtain extremely abundant resources.
If it was only purely the matter of the Giant Spirit Magnetite vein, Yuan Zhengfeng would perhaps still have not made this decision so quickly.
This was actually also the piled-up accumulated result of many things, including the development of the Internal Crystal Furnace, the Golden Needle Liberating Pill Technique, the War of the Eastern Tang, as well as those recent matters of helping to restore Feng Yunsheng’s Extreme Yin Technique as well as solving the problem of the Giant Spirit Magnetite vein.
In the eyes of Yuan Zhengfeng as well as the many higher-ups and decision makers of Broad Creed Mountain, Yan Zhaoge could already not be measured as a normal disciple of the younger generation.
Yan Zhaoge knew that there were even those who had suggested that in order to avoid any accidents happening, they should perhaps not allow him to participate in this time’s Heavenly Connection Meet, in order to prevent being ambushed and killed by hostile enemy forces.
This was out of good intentions. However, Yan Zhaoge had his own thoughts, and would definitely pay attention to his own safety, while also increasing his strength.
The fragment of the Eye of the Thunder Emperor within his right eye unceasingly and endlessly provided him with an ocean’s worth of pure, refined lightning qi, unceasingly refining Yan Zhaoge’s body.
Fang Zhun glanced at Yan Zhaoge, “That fragment of the Eye of the Thunder Emperor is your own fortuitous encounter; if you are unwilling to exchange it with the clan, you can take care of it yourself. However, make sure to pay attention to your own safety.”
Yan Zhaoge had already reported to the clan on this matter.
Even if he did not do so, Lin Zhou would also help to spread it such that the whole world knew of it, so Yan Zhaoge did not hide it from the clan. Of course, some extraneous details need not be mentioned.
Yan Zhaoge answered, “Second-apprentice uncle speaks rightly; I will take note of it.”
Fang Zhun continued, “Eldest apprentice-brother brought that small metal plate over to the Northern Sea, and returned with some gains.”
Yan Zhaoge asked interestedly, “Does it really have a connection with the Earth Domain?”
“After carefully screening it, there is indeed some, but the specifics of this still have to be analysed clearly,” Fang Zhun said simply, “Of the legacy of the past Glacial Dragon Martial Saint, there is a portion, though they are not the most core things from the legends, and there was no trace of a Sacred Artifact either.”
“Of what we have obtained now, perhaps there are still some followup clues. This is a fortuitous opportunity that belongs to you; when your cultivation has improved in the future, you can find some time to go handle it on your own.”
Yan Zhaoge nodded, “I have troubled eldest apprentice-uncle and second apprentice-uncle.”
Fang Zhun waved his hands, “It’s fine.”
Saying thus, he took out a map and handed it over to Yan Zhaoge, along with an ice-blue piece of jade, round with a hole in its centre.
Receiving the map, as Yan Zhaoge infused his aura-qi within, it instantly began emitting a blue glow, also emanating ripples of coldness.
Within that ice-blue piece of jade was stored a large, abundant amount of pure, refined qi.
It was slightly inferior to that of the Glacial Dragon Bone Soul of before in terms of quantity, but in terms of quality, seemed even more superior.
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