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CSG - Chapter 3026: The Mysterious Man and Woman

Faced with the Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s questions, He Qianchi fell silent at first. A while later, as if he had made some kind of decision, he let out a gentle sigh and said, “Since you want to know my identity so much, then I’ll stop hiding it from you, Icecloud Founding Ancestor.”

With that, He Qianchi’s appearance changed. He went from a ruddy old man to a young man.

It was not just his appearance. Even his presence changed in an overwhelming fashion.

Looking at him now, he no longer bore any resemblance to He Qianchi.

“What a skillful technique of disguise. Even I was unable to notice anything.” The Icecloud Founding Ancestor could not help but sigh from the bottom of her heart as she watched He Qianchi assume a completely foreign appearance right before her eyes. Her gaze was filled with undisguised surprise and curiosity.

“Greetings from junior Jian Chen, Icecloud Founding Ancestor!” Jian Chen clasped his fist towards the Icecloud Founding Ancestor after reverting back to his original appearance. He was polite, but he did not take it too far either.

The Icecloud Founding Ancestor did not acknowledge Jian Chen. She had spent many years in secluded cultivation, so she knew nothing about Jian Chen. Instead, she looked towards Shui Yunlan and asked, “Shui Yunlan, this is the person you trust? You should know that your safety directly affects her majesty the Snow Goddess’s safety. How can you trust a stranger so easily?”

Shui Yunlan clasped her fist. “Thank you for your warning, senior Icecloud, but in the current Saints’ World, if I have to choose someone to trust unconditionally, it would be Jian Chen and only Jian Chen.”

The Icecloud Founding Ancestor furrowed her brows and asked sternly, “Why?”

Shui Yunlan glanced at ancestor Lan of the Heavenly Crane clan. After a moment of hesitation, she said, “Because Jian Chen is the Snow Goddess’s younger brother!”

When the Icecloud Founding Ancestor heard that, she basically felt like she had been struck by a bolt of lightning. Even with her cultivation and mental fortitude, she could not help but shudder inside. Her heart was in turmoil.

“What did you say? He’s the Snow Goddess’s younger brother?” the Icecloud Founding Ancesotr blurted out. Her icy eyes were filled with shock and disbelief.

“That’s correct. Jian Chen is the Snow Goddess’s younger brother. Even though he’s only the brother of the reincarnation of the Snow Goddess, Jian Chen is the only person in the current world that I can trust,” Shui Yunlan said with confidence. After all, she had basically witnessed Jian Chen’s growth back then on the Tian Yuan Continent. She even knew his greatest secret.

Back then, she was an omnipotent Godking, standing high above and overlooking everything. She could destroy the entire world with a flip of her hand. She was absolute.

Meanwhile, Jian Chen was merely a Mortal realm, Sainthood, and then Origin realm cultivator. Jian Chen was no different from an unclothed baby in her eyes back then.

As a result, when it came to who understood Jian Chen the most, Shui Yunlan would definitely be one of them.

“T- t- this-” In that moment, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor felt a little perturbed. Her entire understanding of the world had collapsed around her. The news that Jian Chen was the Snow Goddess’s younger brother had far greater of an impact on her than ancestor Lan.

After all, she had once been a member of the Ice Goddess Hall, and she had personally served the Snow Goddess. Her reverence and respect for the Snow Goddess far exceeded ancestor Lan’s.

She had been expelled from the Ice Goddess Hall, no longer a member of them, but the Icecloud Founding Ancestor remained utterly loyal towards the two goddesses. She had always viewed them as her masters.

She viewed the Snow Goddess as her master, and now, her master suddenly had a younger brother.

Just how was she supposed to face the younger brother of her master? That left the Icecloud Founding Ancestor conflicted and troubled.

“Icecloud Founding Ancestor, does this satisfy your curiosity? Can you finally trust me now?” Jian Chen clasped his fist.

The Icecloud Founding Ancestor said nothing. She only stared at Jian Chen with extremely mixed emotions. Jian Chen’s identity had been far too shocking to her. She needed a moment to properly digest the news.

A good while later, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor finally calmed down slowly. Her gaze towards Jian Chen had changed in an overwhelming fashion, no longer filled with an unapproachable coldness. Instead, there was only mixed emotions, as well as a sense of gentleness.

In the Icecloud Founding Ancestor’s eyes, Jian Chen was puny, enough to crumple from a single blow from her, but his identity as the younger brother of the Snow Goddess formed a huge deterrence to her.

“I didn’t think you’d actually be her majesty’s younger brother. I obviously don’t have the right to stop you from doing anything with your identity. However, there is something I do hope you can achieve as soon as possible, which is to make her majesty return as quickly as possible,” the Icecloud Founding Ancestor said to Jian Chen. Now, she was like an ice mountain that had melted. Even her tone had changed, no longer so haughty or arrogant. Instead, she spoke in a mild manner to Jian Chen, even using a negotiating tone.

She did not question the veracity of Jian Chen’s identity either, as Shui Yunlan was the best evidence there was.

“I don’t need you to tell me that, Icecloud Founding Ancestor. I understand the situation on the Ice Pole Plane slightly as well. I will obviously do everything I can so that my sister’s strength can return to her peak.” Jian Chen guaranteed it.

Afterwards, the Icecloud Founding Ancestor no longer interfered with any of Shui Yunlan’s actions. She allowed her to go to the Heavenly Crane clan with Jian Chen.

The soundproof barrier vanished and the four of them appeared before everyone once again.

Jian Chen had disguised himself as He Qianchi again. Only a small handful of people present knew his true identity.

“My Snow sect will temporarily imprison and guard Wu Han of the Ice Goddess Hall. Once the Snow Goddess returns, she can decide Wu Han’s fate. However, her majesty must return as soon as possible, as Icepeer was a hidden weapon the Flame Reverend left on the Ice Pole Plane many years ago, a hidden weapon specially for dealing with the Snow Goddess. Now that Icepeer has been eliminated and there’s no one else available for use, the Flame Reverend might take action in person.”

“He is obviously aware that once the Snow Goddess truly recovers, all of his plans on the Ice Cloud Plane will completely fail,” said the Icecloud Founding Ancestor. When she mentioned the Flame Reverend, she did so with a hint of worry.

Ancestor Lan became stern at the mention of the Flame Reverend too.

With that, the great battle in the Snow sect that shook up the entire Ice Pole Plane finally came to an end. The end result was one of the four ancestors of the Snow sect, the Icepeer Founding Ancestor, had died.

The death of a Sixth Heavenly Layer Grand Prime was definitely a major piece of news on the Ice Pole Plane, but currently, no one on the Ice Pole Plane discussed the death of the Grand Prime. Everyone’s point of focus was Shui Yunlan.

They all understood that Shui Yunlan’s appearance hinted that the Snow Goddess would be returning soon. The death of a Grand Prime was a startling piece of news, but compared to the Snow Goddess’ return, it was absolutely nothing.

The experts gathered outside the Snow sect all dispersed, while Hun Zang and Shui Yunlan both ventured to the Heavenly Crane clan as guests. The Rain Abbess simply vanished. No one knew where she went.

As for the Snow sect, they completely sealed themselves up. The Icecloud Founding Ancestor reorganised and cleaned up the Snow sect in a vicious and efficient manner through the Soul Stunning Bell, executing numerous Chaotic Prime great elders and Infinite Prime regular elders throughout the sect.

The Snow sect was severely weakened!

However, as long as the Icecloud Founding Ancestor was present, the Snow sect could remain at the top of the rankings of the Ice Pole Plane firmly.

In the Chillwind sect, ancestor Qi Feng and the two other Grand Primes gathered together in the forbidden grounds. They were all filled with deep regret and pity.

“Shui Yunlan has already gone to the Heavenly Crane clan. Ancestor Feng, has our plan just failed like this?” one of the Grand Primes asked. He was rather pessimistic.

Ancestor Qi Feng shook his head. “No, we haven’t necessarily failed. As long as Cai Xia remains in our Chillwind sect, Shui Yunlan will come sooner or later, and once she sets foot here, what happens next won’t be up for her to decide.”

 …… 

At the same time, in the imperial capital of the Kingdom of Snow under the Snow sect’s control, a young man and woman sat together, playing chess against one another leisurely in a luxurious estate covered in shimmering, white snow.

From the presences that they gave off, they were not particularly powerful, only peak Godkings.

At this moment, the woman sighed gently. She was unable to hide her disappointment as she said, “Sure enough, the Flame Reverend hasn’t appeared. Looks like we’ve waited all these years for nothing, third senior brother.”

The young man referred to as third senior brother was extremely handsome. He was dressed in white and he held a folding fan. He was mild and elegant in demeanour and seemed like a scholar.

The young man slowly placed down the piece in his hand and said, “No hurry. The back-ups the Flame Reverend arranged still haven’t run out yet. Isn’t there still the Chillwind sect? Let’s keep waiting. We’ll wait right here for him. We were originally just trying this as a possibility anyway. If the Flame Reverend appears, then that’s fantastic. If he doesn’t, then so be it.”

The young man paused before continuing, “Though, the Rain Abbess of the Delight Plane is anything but simple. She seems to possess three seals on her, and I feel like each seal is only more powerful than the last.”

“When she unleashed the first seal, her cultivation immediately rose from the Fifth Heavenly Layer of Grand Prime to the peak of the Sixth Heavenly Layer, and she could even challenge those at higher cultivation realms. Given her battle prowess, probably just releasing the first seal is enough for her to overpower some regular Seventh Heavenly Grand Primes.”

The woman nodded in agreement. “The Rain Abbess really is extraordinary. I sure have underestimated her earlier.”

The young man shook his head. “No, fifth junior sister. You’re still underestimating the Rain Abbess. When she clashed against Icecloud of the Snow sect earlier, I carefully spied on her, but she almost ended up discovering me.”

The fifth junior sister immediately widened her eyes in surprise. “Third senior brother, the Rain Abbess can discover you even with your cultivation? That’s impossible, surely.”

The young man smiled wryly and said patiently, “But that is the reality. I even wonder whether the Rain Abbess has noticed my existence already.”

The fifth junior sister’s face immediately changed slightly. She became solemn. “The Rain Abbess sure had hid well. Probably even right now, nobody in the Saints’ World knows her true strength.”

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Written by Xin Xing Xiao Yao (心星逍遥). Translated by Pipipingu, Deceptioning..