121 — Gu Xian’er at a Loss; Ignored and Stunned!
“Changge pays respects to the Elders and the Palace Master for your graciousness!”
Gu Changge became the official Heir of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace after wearing the Heir’s robes.
After that, he politely thanked the Elders with a gentle expression, and that gesture from him almost made people wonder if they were seeing things.
They never expected such an expression from an eccentric like Gu Changge.
Disbelief covered their expressions as they watched on.
“Changge, you are the Heir of our Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace from now on, so you must guide your juniors well and set a good example for them. Your presence here brings relief to me when I think about the Ancient Immortal Continent’s opening.”
The Palace Master of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace said to Gu Changge with a smile.
Gu Changge responded to him with a calm tone, “You can rest assured that I won’t let anyone cause trouble in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, Palace Master!”
Although the words didn’t sound all that strong, they held an unparalleled convincing power behind them and made the Elders and the Palace Master nod in satisfaction.
By now, Gu Changge’s Cultivation Base had also broken through to the Late Stage of the Conferred King Realm, and that fact made them sigh at his unprecedented talent on par with the Immortals.
Back when they were at his age, they were crawling in the Conferred Lord Realm.
Even the Great Elder couldn’t help but nod his head at this moment.
Gu Changge’s temperament indeed made him worthy of the Heir’s position; he was calm, calculative, handsome, and elegant.
What’s more? Gu Changge normally didn’t show off his might or abilities and that satisfied them even more since a calm and collected person would lead their Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace in the future.
Of course, the Great Elder and the others didn’t forget about his true face and hidden motives.
His virtuous appearance wouldn’t be able to fool them!
Before long, the Palace Master of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace bestowed various treasures upon Gu Changge in front of all the Elders and the disciples.
“Come here and give the Heir the Immortal Phoenix-Winged Golden Piercer!”
An Elder came up with a container as soon as the Palace Master made his command.
Inside the container lay a golden weapon radiating a divine brilliance and a mighty aura. It seemed to be forged from all kinds of Immortal Gold and gave off incomparable splendor.
“This weapon once belonged to one of the ancestors of our Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace; the Immortal Phoenix-Winged Golden Piercer can easily block any ordinary Sacred Realm powerhouse from coming close to you once you refine it.”
“But you mustn’t try refining it before you reach the True God Realm.”
The Palace Master explained with a smile and then handed the Immortal Phoenix-Winged Golden Piercer to Gu Changge.
“Thank you, Palace Master.”
Gu Changge received the treasure without hesitation as there was no reason for him to refuse it. What’s more? He found the treasure to be quite attractive as well.
Of course, it wasn’t because it was great or anything, but because it’s appearance resembled that of a pair of phoenix wings quietly sitting in his palm.
Afterwards, the Palace Master bestowed several other treasures upon Gu Changge as well, and all those treasures held different kinds of divinity in them, such as: ‘Yin-Yang Sword Dao Diagram, the Dragon Seal, etc.’
The Coronation Ceremony approached its end before long.
In addition to the disciples of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, there were also people from other forces in the spectators, like Ye Langtian, the Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Ye Family.
Ye Langtian sat there shrouded in a divine light that made him look like a young god, and gave off an aura that made it impossible for anyone to look down on him.
Beside him sat a girl in purple, who was none other than Ye Liuli.
Besides them, there were also Young Supremes from other forces present on the scene. A few prominent names among them were Peng Fei, the Young Master of the Golden-Winged Great Peng Family — the light radiating around his figure was even more dazzling than Ye Langtian’s, and his hair seemed to be made of gold — Chi Ling, the Holy Maiden of the Vermillion Bird Family who had a petite figure and a delicate face. She looked to be around twelve or thirteen, but her real age was the same as Gu Changge’s.
There were also many Young Supremes from the Human Race.
There was a mysterious Young Supreme from the Ancient Immortal Wang Family, Wang Wushuang, who sat among the spectators. A hazy mist shrouded his figure and covered his features, but he was clearly not someone weak.
The Heir of the Immortal Emperor’s Hall, the Heir of the Immortal Lake from the Forbidden Area, etc…
All of these Young Supremes were from areas near Immeasurable Heaven, so they reached just in time to witness the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace’s Heir’s Coronation Ceremony.
All of them were extremely powerful and believed themselves to be invincible due to their deep confidence in themselves.
Now that they had made their debut in the outside world, they would soon compete with their peers for the title of the strongest young genius.
They held great curiosity towards Gu Changge, who was famous as an extremely talented and mighty Young Supreme. Now that they got to see him with their own eyes, they realized that not only did he have an unfathomable Cultivation Base, but just him standing there put a lot of pressure on them.
Gu Changge was a formidable foe they couldn’t dismiss no matter what!
Before long, the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace would turn livelier with the influx of Young Heavenly Geniuses from more and more places, so they reckoned that they would get to witness a battle between everyone.
Gu Changge, who stood on the high platform, received some more treasures. After that, he swept his gaze over all the disciples in his surroundings with a faint smile.
Jin Zhou stood among the True Disciples as he had recently come out of his secluded cultivation.
There were countless golden vortexes revolving near his body to give him an extraordinary appearance.
He came out of his seclusion after breaking through to the Conferred King Realm, and realized that Gu Changge had already left him far behind. Although he wanted to avenge his brother, he understood that revenge wasn’t possible for him anymore.
Jin Zhou’s expression changed as soon as Gu Changge’s gaze fell on him. Cold sweat streaked down his forehead and he turned his face away to prevent himself from meeting Gu Changge’s eyes.
This scene couldn’t escape the sharp gazes of the Young Supremes sitting among the spectators. Their eyes narrowed with complicated expressions as various thoughts flashed through their minds.
Jin Zhou, the Young Supreme who was said to be a mighty leader of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, didn’t even dare to meet Gu Changge’s gaze now…what did that represent?
It represented that even as a Young Supreme, he lost the will to fight when standing before Gu Changge.
It was a scary reality.
They understood this well, so their fear for Gu Changge rose to another level as they swore to not confront Gu Changge unless they had no other choice!
The rumors about him weren’t wrong.
Gu Changge could really cover the sky of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace with one hand.
Afterwards, Gu Changge asked with an indifferent expression, “Martial Brothers and Sisters, do you desire to ask for advice?”
He had to ask that question as it was a rule of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace that the rest of the disciples could challenge the newly appointed Heir on the day of their Coronation Ceremony, so Gu Changge did it to fulfill the formality.
He didn’t believe that any of them were dumb enough to come forward to challenge him at this time.
The surroundings fell silent as soon as everyone heard his words.
All the True Disciples kept their mouths tightly shut, including Jin Zhou.
Gu Changge merely smiled in response.
Gu Xian’er had joined the ranks of the True Disciples already, too, and she stood among their group looking slender and lovely in her blue dress.
There was a cold and prideful expression on her charming face that had delicate and flawless features.
A big, red bird sat on her shoulder with a listless expression.
Countless young disciples cast secret glances of admiration towards her.
They couldn’t help but admire her for her courage to go against Gu Changge since everyone knew by now that there was some feud between the two of them.
What’s more? Gu Xian’er had a flawless face that made her look like a fairy, so how could people not look at her? Alas! Her young age prevented her from having a voluptuous figure, or the number of her admirers would double in a jiffy. For now, her figure made her look like a flat board — if Gu Changge was to describe her.
Right now, she looked at the high platform with a cold and clear, relaxed gaze that appeared to not be looking at Gu Changge. But in reality, she was secretly looking at him.
After she ‘accidentally’ injured Gu Changge a while back, she went back to her Master’s mountain to cultivate and didn’t go out to look for him anymore, nor did she have anything to say to him.
Gu Changge, on the other hand, also didn’t have the time to look for her.
Today was the first day Gu Xian’er got to see Gu Changge again after the last time.
Although she hated Gu Changge, she couldn’t help but accept the fact that Gu Changge’s face and figure were indeed quite attractive.
She didn’t miss the fiery gazes of the women in her surroundings, but that didn’t stop her from looking at him.
Of course, the fact that Gu Changge seemed to have healed from his injury brought her great relief, as she understood the destructive might of the blade she used on him.
It wasn’t easy to deal with the remnant energy that kept on corroding its prey…
It would make it almost impossible for the afflicted person to heal from the injury, especially if they had a strong physique.
Although Gu Changge said that he would consider the blade as payback to her, it still made Gu Xian’er feel guilt and uneasiness.
Gu Changge would have died on the spot if she hadn’t stopped herself in time.
His actions left her dumbfounded and she couldn’t understand why Gu Changge would stand there unmoving and let her almost kill him.
It’s just that she couldn’t bring herself to ask Gu Changge knowing that there was a life-and-death feud between the two of them, and she didn’t have a shameless character like him.
She suffered greatly at Gu Changge’s hands when he dug out her Dao Bone at a young age — the enormous pain almost killed her.
And now, Gu Changge almost died at her hands. When she attacked him and almost killed him off, she saw the Dao Bone he stole from her and the cracks that covered it didn’t escape her sight.
This sent Gu Xian’er down a spiral of complicated feelings and thoughts. She hated Gu Changge, there was no doubt about it, but…
The feelings of hatred and desire for vengeance that supported her for ten long years weren’t easy to resolve. Even if she ignored the pain she suffered, what about the suffering and humiliation inflicted on her relatives?
Who was she supposed to go to for justice?
She spent every single day of the past ten years hating Gu Changge.
Although her feelings of hatred weren’t as deep as before, she still believed she had to defeat Gu Changge in an upright manner to avenge herself and her people; she had to make him go through all the pain he inflicted on her and everyone related to her.
But now that Gu Changge almost died in her hands, combined with his words and actions from before, Gu Xian’er was left in confusion.
What did she not know about what happened back then?
Why did Gu Changge dig out her Dao Bone?
Why did he now desire for her to cultivate well so she could avenge herself?
From the moment they met again to now, she hadn’t once felt Gu Changge direct his killing intent towards her, nor did he go out of his way to make a move against her.
She, on the other hand, challenged him again and again and got suppressed without much effort from him, and that disappointed Gu Changge.
Why was he disappointed?
Was it because she wasn’t strong enough and couldn’t catch up to him?
These doubts kept on clawing at Gu Xian’er’s mind over the last few days, but she couldn’t bring herself to ask Gu Changge for clarification.
After all, there was a life-and-death feud between the two of them!
What’s more? Gu Changge boisterously said that he was the only one who could bully her, and then went ahead to bully her multiple times.
Gu Xian’er’s ego made it impossible for her to bear that, so how could she lower her head and ask Gu Changge for an explanation?
“It seems that my Martial Brothers and Sisters don’t wish to take any action, so I will consider it as your silent acceptance.”
Gu Changge’s voice sounded again at this time and brought Gu Xian’er out of her thoughts.
Immediately, her delicate hands tightly clenched the hems of her skirt in nervousness as she found Gu Changge looking towards her.
His gaze increased her nervousness as she felt that Gu Changge was about to talk to her, but she didn’t know how she would ask him about the events of that day.
Still, feelings of hope sprouted in the bottom of her heart as she felt that Gu Changge mustn’t care about what she did a few days ago if he was going to take the initiative to talk to her, right?
To be honest, Gu Xian’er couldn’t bring herself to see Gu Changge over the last few days as she felt that her hatred for Gu Changge wasn’t as strong as it used to be.
That’s right! Her hatred for him had mellowed down.
With multiple thoughts rushing through her mind, Gu Xian’er watched Gu Changge walk in her direction with a gentle smile on his handsome, flawless face.
But soon, Gu Xian’er was left stunned on her spot.
Gu Changge wasn’t looking at her! Instead, he was looking at all of the True Disciples including her.
Gu Xian’er parted her lips to utter something, but froze after she felt at a loss for words.
“In that case, this Gu will graciously accept the position of the Palace’s Heir.”
Gu Changge said with a faint smile, and then walked straight down from beside Gu Xian’er without giving her a single glance or greeting.
At the same time, the voices of the True Disciples resounded from behind him, “Congratulations, Senior Brother Changge!”
Gu Xian’er was stunned by his actions and felt a little lost in her heart.
Why did Gu Changge…ignore her?
[spoiler title=”Gu Changge’s Stats”]
Host: Gu Changge
Halo: Destined Heavenly Villain
Weapon(s): Eight Desolate Demon Halberd
- Heir of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace
- Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family
- Dao Bone
- Devil Heart
Cultivation Base: Late Stage of the Conferred King Realm
- Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex [8th Layer (90%)]
- Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
- Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
- Void Ability (Talent)
- Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art
- Infinite Immortal Wisdom
Destiny Points: 12000
Fortune Value: 2500 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
- X3 | Fortune Plundering Card
- X1 | Domain Traversing Talisman
- X1 | Formation Breaking Talisman
- X1 | Divine-grade Aura Concealment Talisman
[spoiler title=”Cultivation Realms”]
- Mortal Physique – Trash Leek Lin Tian.
- Spirit Ocean – None worth mentioning.
- Spirit Palace – None worth mentioning.
- Transcendent – Su Qingge, Ye Chen, Chu Xuan (was half-step, but I think he got through to it), other Holy Sons, Holy Maidens, and Princes, etc.
- Great-Transcendent – Elder-level Figures of the Azure Lower Realm.
- Saint – Sect Masters, Patriarchs of the Azure Lower Realm | Ye Liuli
- Conferred Lord – Young Supremes of the Upper Realm | Gu Xian’er
- Conferred King – Gu Changge (Late Stage) | Ye Langtian (Initial Stage) | Yue Mingkong (Initial Stage | Late Stage)
- False God – A’Da.
- True God – None Yet.
- Heavenly God – Gu Changge.
- God King – Old Ming, Aunt Xue.
- Sacred Realm – None worth mentioning.
- Great Sacred Realm – Yan Ji | Elder-level Figures of Ancient Immortal Families.
- Quasi-Supreme – None Yet.
- Supreme – Gu Lintian is either a Supreme or someone beyond that level.
- Beyond Supreme – Ancestors, I think. | Gu Lintian is either a Supreme or someone beyond that level.
Note: Beyond Supreme is not a real cultivation Realm, and I just put it here for Gu Lintian and Ancestor-level figures of Heritages at the level of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family.