CSG - Chapter 3008: The Icepeer Founding Ancestor
“I’ve personally come to visit your esteemed sect, so will it just be the two of you?” Ancestor Lan glanced past the Frigid River Ancestor and the Profound Sky Ancestor. Her voice was flat, but there was a hint of annoyance.
“Please forgive us, ancestor Lan. The Icecloud Founding Ancestor has already spent many years in secluded cultivation. She’s been comprehending the mysteries of the Seventh Heavenly Layer arduously all this time. Unless the sect faces life-threatening danger, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor won’t emerge. As for the Icepeer Founding Ancestor, she’s also in secluded cultivation, so there’s only the two of us in the Snow sect for now,” the Frigid River Ancestor and the Profound Sky Ancestor said apologetically. They were extremely polite.
The Snow sect was the greatest organisation on the Ice Pole Plane, but the two ancestors dared not brush aside ancestor Lan of the Heavenly Crane clan.
They understood just how powerful ancestor Lan could be. Even without Ancestral Blood pills, her strength was completely on par with the Icepeer Founding Ancestor. If she used Ancestral Blood pills, then no one would be able to restrain ancestor Lan anymore on the current Ice Pole Plane apart from the Icecloud Founding Ancestor.
That included the Chillwind sect that ranked second!
If it were not for the fact that a period of weakness followed ingesting the Ancestral Blood pill, and Ancestral Blood pills were essentially a foreign item to the cultivator from a certain perspective, then the Heavenly Crane clan’s ranking might even be above the Chillwind sect’s.
The Chillwind sect, the Heavenly Crane clan, and the Hefeng clan all possessed distinct rankings, but in reality, the differences between their strengths were not that great.
Even for the Snow sect that ranked first, the only reason why they held their ranking firmly and were unshakable was because of the Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s presence.
The two ancestors invited ancestor Lan into a beautiful hall. They also offered up many precious fruits to welcome her.
Ancestor Lan did not touch the spiritual fruits on the table. She sat down on a chair and sighed gently. “Sigh, I originally visited because I wanted to discuss the ways with the Icecloud Founding Ancestor so that we can share our comprehension and experiences with the Seventh Heavenly Layer. If the Icecloud Founding Ancestor wasn’t available, the Icepeer Founding Ancestor worked too. I never thought that I would grasp the timing so horribly, where the two ancestors just happen to be both in secluded cultivation.”
Hearing that, the Frigid River Ancestor and the Profound Sky Ancestor exchanged glances. They were both troubled. It was true. As Third and Fourth Heavenly Layer Grand Primes, they had no say in a matter that touched on the mysteries of the Seventh Heavenly Layer, as ancestor Lan wanted to discuss the ways and share her experiences with the Icecloud Founding Ancestor or the Icepeer Founding Ancestor.
At this moment, He Qianchi, who had been standing beside ancestor Lan the entire time, suddenly thought of something. His expression changed, and he clasped his fist at ancestor Lan. “Ancestor Lan, I suddenly thought of one of the great elders of the Snow sect, elder Xie. Recently, he borrowed something extremely important from me. Could you allow me to use the opportunity today to retrieve that item?”
“Is that true?” Before ancestor Lan could say anything, the Frigid River Ancestor spoke up in surprise, his face filled with doubt. Both of them had an extremely deep understanding of elder Xie. In their knowledge, elder Xie never had any contact with the Heavenly Crane clan at all, so why would he borrow something from He Qianchi?
Ancestor Lan nodded slowly. “If that’s the case, please summon this great elder, esteemed ancestors.”
“Haha, it’s a small matter, a small matter. I’ll contact the fourth elder right now so that he can hurry over.” Despite their doubts, the Frigid River Ancestor and the Profound Sky Ancestor could only agree to it since ancestor Lan had already spoken.
After all, the two ancestors who could face ancestor Lan on equal footing, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor and the Icepeer Founding Ancestor, were not present. Even with the Snow sect behind them, they were relatively unconfident in facing ancestor Lan given their strength.
On top of that, it was merely calling a great elder over. That really was nothing to the two Grand Prime ancestors of the Snow sect.
At the same time, in the depths of the Prison of Ice of the Snow sect, the old man with a bamboo hat stood with his arms behind his back. His eyes hidden under his hat stared straight at Shui Yunlan, who had already ingested the Soul Devouring pill. He was waiting for the effects to kick in.
At this moment, elder Xie’s face changed. With a flip of his hand, a jade talisman immediately appeared, and a message from the Frigid River Ancestor drifted into his ears.
“The Frigid River Ancestor is summoning for me?” Elder Xie frowned slightly. After a slight moment of hesitation, he turned around and said to Wu Han, “I’ll be gone momentarily. I’ll leave here up to you.”
“Don’t worry, elder Xie. Just leave it up to me to uncover the secrets of Shui Yunlan. I definitely won’t disappoint senior Icepeer.” Wu Han giggled and gave her word.
Elder Xie left the Prison of Ice and appeared in the hall where the Frigid River Ancestor and the Profound Sky Ancestor received ancestor Lan very soon.
However, when he saw the ancestors, elder Xie had already taken off his bamboo hat, revealing a face with a bronze mask on. His true appearance was still hidden.
“Yu Yangxie greets the Frigid River Ancestor and the Profound Sky Ancestor.” Yu Yangxie greeted and bowed towards the two ancestors of the Snow sect as soon as he entered the hall. He noticed ancestor Lan of the Heavenly Crane clan as well, so he bowed deeply to her too. “Greetings, ancestor!”
“You’re one of the great elders of the Snow sect, known as elder Xie to others?” asked ancestor Lan as she raised her gaze to meet Yu Yangxie’s.
“That’s me!” elder Xie said politely. He felt a little overwhelmed now that he was receiving so much attention from ancestor Lan.
Ancestor Lan nodded gently. After confirming elder Xie’s identity, she said nothing more. However, He Qianchi behind her took a step forward. He stared at elder Xie with shining eyes and said with a stern voice, “Elder Xie, you borrowed something important from me recently, so why don’t you return that item to me given that I’m here today? How’s that?”
Elder Xie frowned slightly with that. He expressed his doubts. “He Qianchi, we don’t know each other, so since when have I borrowed anything from you? You may be mistaken.”
He Qianchi suddenly remembered something and smiled. “You’re right. I’m the one who is confused. Elder Xie has indeed never borrowed anything from me.”
Hearing that, elder Xie sighed a breath of relief. For some reason, when he heard those words from He Qianchi earlier, his heart actually tightened, giving him a bad omen.
Now that He Qianchi had admitted he was mistaken, elder Xie exhaled deeply.
However, He Qianchi’s next words shocked the unprepared elder Xie.
“Because that’s not a thing at all, but a person, Shui Yunlan!” He Qianchi’s voice was extremely flat, but when elder Xie heard that, it was no different from a bolt from the blue. It immediately made him shudder. A hint of panic and shock appeared in his eyes.
Even though the panic had only appeared in his eyes for an instant, ancestor Lan and He Qianchi caught it perfectly, as they had been paying attention to him the entire time.
“How’s that possible? How’s that possible? How does the Heavenly Crane clan know about this?” Elder Xie composed himself very soon, but he experienced inner turmoil. He was anything but calm.
“Hahahaha, I didn’t expect ancestor Lan of the Heavenly Crane clan to personally visit my sect. It truly is an honour for my sect.” At this moment, a middle-aged woman’s voice rang out from outside. With the voice, a woman surrounded by snowflakes drifted into the hall.
The middle-aged woman’s arrival immediately made ancestor Lan’s expression turn stern behind the mist. She said gently, “Icepeer Founding Ancestor, you’ve finally emerged. And I had thought that I had no chance of seeing you with this visit.”
“I’ve been in secluded cultivation for all these years, and I rarely pay attention to the matters outside, so please forgive me, ancestor Lan,” said the Icepeer Founding Ancestor. She seemed to be in her forties, but she was still charming. She must have been an enchanting woman during her youth.
The Icepeer Founding Ancestor made her way over leisurely and sat down before ancestor Lan. She waved her hand at elder Xie and said, “Yu Yangxie, we don’t need you here anymore. You can go.”
“Yes, ancestor!” Elder Xie bowed politely.
“Hold on!” He Qianchi immediately spoke up to stop him. In that moment, his old eyes actually shone with sharp light like swords. Even with three ancestors of the Snow sect present, he did not cower.
However, before He Qianchi could say anything more, the Icepeer Founding Ancestor’s eyes turned cold. “Hmph, the adults are talking, so since when did we need a junior like you to stir up a fuss? Ancestor Lan, the person you’ve brought knows no concept of courtesy.” With that, cold winds immediately buffeted the surroundings. An extremely great power emerged from thin air, falling down on He Qianchi mercilessly.
This was a terrifying power that belonged to a Sixth Heavenly Layer Grand Prime. Before this power, there were no Chaotic Primes that stood a chance. The only fate they faced was suppression.
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