The Seven Mansions Feast was held in the Profound Jade Mansion, and it was jointly hosted by the top four forces in the Profound Jade Mansion. Instead of using one of their estates as the venue, they chose a vast piece of land outside.
The piece of land was located on a mountain in the lofty mountain range in the Profound Jade Mansion. They had flattened the peak of the mountain, thus, creating a piece of vast land.
Small floating islands hovered in the air. They were so small that each of them could only accommodate a few people. They were by far the smallest floating islands Duan Ling Tian had ever seen.
“These small islands are for the audience,” Zhen Ping Fan said when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s doubtful gaze, “The layout for the venue of the previous Seven Mansions Feast, which I participated in, was rather similar to this. These small islands should be for high-ranking officials from the various top forces in the Seven Mansions. The islands give a better view of the battles, after all.”
After listening to Zhen Ping Fan, Duan Ling Tian saw a few stone tables that could accommodate two people on each of the floating islands.
As for the flattened mountain peak, it was very simple. There was no special arena since it was not necessary. After reaching a certain level, most of them would take to the sky and fight.
Suddenly, Zhen Ping Fan said, “They’re here.”
Duan Ling Tian followed the direction of Zhen Ping Fan’s gaze and saw an old man accompanied by two middle-aged men.
In just a moment, the trio arrived in front of Duan Ling Tian and the others.
The old man was dressed in a light blue robe. His hair had lightened with age, but his face was almost that of a middle-aged man. His expression was originally stern, but when arrived, his eyes shone brightly as he looked at Ye Chen Feng and Liu Feng Gu, who led the entourage from the Pure Yang Sect here.
The old man greeted the duo with a smile, “Elder Ye, Elder Liu, we’ve not met for so many years, but both of you are still as charming as ever.”
The two middle-aged men standing behind the old man were looking at Ye Chen Feng and Liu Feng Gu as well.
When one of the middle-aged men looked at Ye Chen Feng, his gaze turned complicated. He was Huang Qi Yuan. He was an elder of an emperor-rank sect, the Fortune Sect, in the Profound Jade Mansion. He was also one of the most powerful advanced Lords of Gods in the Fortune Sect. During the Seven Mansions Feast 10,000 years ago, he once defeated Ye Chen Feng in fewer than ten moves, and later on, he even managed to rank in the top ten.
As for the old man standing in front of Huang Qi Yuan, he was Huang Qi Yuan’s father and master. He was a rudimentary Emperor of Gods from the Fortune Sect. His name was Huang Long.
“Elder Huang,” Liu Feng Gu greeted with a nod and a smile.
As for Ye Chen Feng, after he greeted Huang Long, he looked at Huang Qi Yuan, who was standing at the back, said, “Senior Brother Huang, we’ve not seen each other for 10,000 years. How are you?”
Ye Chen Feng’s smile was bright, and his attitude was modest when speaking to Huang Qi Yuan, whose status was lower than his.
However, Huang Qi Yuan’s expression darkened when he heard Ye Chen Feng’s friendly greeting. Nonetheless, he said, “Elder Ye. That’s right, we’ve not seen each other for 10,000 years. You’ve changed a lot. Back then, I was young, reckless, and ignorant. I hope Elder Ye can forget our unpleasant past.”
Many among the young generation, including Duan Ling Tian, were naturally puzzled by Huang Qi Yun’s sudden statement. After all, Huang Qi Yun’s words very clearly implied that Ye Chen Feng was targeting him.
Ye Chen Feng’s smile was refreshing as the spring breeze as he shook his head and said, “Brother Huang, you’re overthinking things. Don’t misunderstand me. Forget it. Since you don’t want to reminisce about old times with me, let’s move on.” Then, he turned to Huang Long and said, “Elder Huang, please lead us to our accommodation.”
Huang Long’s expression was slightly complicated when Ye Chen Feng spoke to his son. When he saw his son bowing to Ye Chen Feng, it left a bitter taste in his mouth. After all, his son was once a proud prodigy and performed remarkably well during the Seven Mansions Feast 10,000 years ago. At that time, his son had defeated Ye Chen Feng. Alas, after 10,000 years, his son had yet to break through and become an Emperor of Gods. Not only did Ye Chen Feng surpass his son, but Ye Chen Feng had surpassed him as well.
Who would have expected that the young man who failed to rank in the top 20 during the Seven Mansions Feast 10,000 years ago would become the strongest person in the Eastern Ridge Mansion 10,000 years later?
Huang Long sighed inwardly. He regained his composure and said, “Elder Ye, Elder Liu, this way please.”
As they made their way to the specially prepared accommodations, Liu Feng Gu introduced the trio from the Fortune Sect to the members of the Pure Yang Sect around him.
“This is Elder Huang Long. Elder Huang Qi Yuan is his son. As for the other person, he’s Elder Huang Long’s disciple. They’re all from the Fortune Sect.”
At the same time, Zhen Ping Fan also explained to Duan Ling Tian the reason why Huang Qi Yuan had reacted so exaggeratedly toward Ye Chen Feng’s friendly greeting.
‘As it turns out, he defeated Elder Ye and even went on to rank in the top ten during the Seven Mansions Feast 10,000 years ago…’
Duan Ling Tian also learned that apart from defeating Ye Chen Feng 10,000 years ago, Huang Qi Yuan had also said some unpleasant words to Ye Chen Feng after he defeated Ye Chen Feng.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he thought to himself, ‘After 10,000 years old, Elder Ye has become an intermediate Emperor of Gods and even managed to form a complete artifact soul, but that person is still stuck in the realm of an advanced Lord of Gods. So many things changed after 10,000 years.’
It was no wonder Huang Qi Yuan was so sensitive and reacted in such a manner toward Ye Chen Feng’s greeting.
Ye Chen Feng’s greeting was polite and friendly. However, to Huang Qi Yuan, such a greeting was no different from being humiliated. After all, whether it was in regard to strength, status, or identity, the gap between them was too wide. When Ye Chen Feng mentioned they had not seen each other for 10,000 years, it would only remind everyone, especially Huang Qi Yuan, about the changes during the past 10,000 years. It would remind Huang Qi Yuan of the gap between now.
After thinking about it, Duan Ling Tian thought that Ye Chen Feng had deliberately greeted Huang Qi Yuan in such a manner to remind Huang Qi Yuan that although Huang Qi Yuan managed to defeat him 10,000 years ago, he had left Huang Qi Yuan in the dust 10,000 years later.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he thought to himself, ‘I didn’t expect Elder Ye to have such a side as well. However, this really shows that the weak won’t stay weak forever, and the strong also won’t stay strong forever. It’s best not to look down on someone just because they’re weaker…’
Duan Ling Tian was still lost in his thoughts when he received another Voice Transmission from Zhen Ping Fan.
“Seeing that Elder Huang Long and his son were arranged to receive us, I’m sure it must be done by someone in the Fortune Sect who has conflicts with them. To think, they’re meeting during the Seven Mansions Feast again. With Junior Uncle Ye’s current achievements, how’s it possible for Huang Qi Yuan, who once acted arrogantly after defeating Junior Uncle Ye, to be in a good mood?”
Duan Ling Tian agreed with Zhen Ping Fan’s words. After learning about the past, he thought it was impossible for Huang Long and Huang Qi Yuan to volunteer themselves to welcome Ye Chen Feng and the others from the Pure Yang Sect.
Initially, Huang Long flew in the lead. After a while, he slowed down his speed and turned around to ask Ye Chen Feng and Liu Feng Gu, “Elder Ye, Elder Liu, I heard that there’s an outstanding prodigy from the Pure Yang Sect called Duan Ling Tian who defeated the Wanqi clan’s Wanqi Hong. Where’s he?”
“Duan Ling Tian, come greet Elder Huang,” Liu Feng Gu turned back and said. His gaze was complicated as he looked at Duan Ling Tian. After all, the Tyrannic Saber faction had tried to recruit Duan Ling Tian in the past but was rejected. He also knew the benefits they offered were not the best. Otherwise, Duan Ling Tianmight not have refused them so resolutely. He could not help but feel regretful that he missed out on recruiting such an outstanding person. If he was able to recruit Duan Ling Tian and accept Duan Ling Tian as a disciple, he would likely be the master of a Supreme God in the future.
In Liu Feng Gu’s opinion, Duan Ling Tian should have no problem becoming a Supreme God. He was confident that Duan Ling Tian could easily become an advanced Emperor of Gods even if it was a difficult task for average cultivators. Hence, he felt that Duan Ling Tian had a high potential of becoming a Supreme God in the future.
Since he had been called out, Duan Ling Tian naturally could not refuse. He took a few steps forward before he cupped his fists together at Huang Long with a slight bow and said, “Greetings, Elder Huang. I’m Duan Ling Tian.”
Apart from Huang Long, Huang Qi Yuan and Huang Long’s disciple were also looking at Duan Ling Tian.
The trio from the Fortune Sect was obviously very curious about Duan Ling Tian.
Huang Long sighed as he said, “You’re just as handsome as the rumors said. Moreover, you’re so talented. You’re not even 3,000 years old, but you’re already an intermediate Lord of Gods. What an outstanding prodigy!”
Duan Ling Tian responded modestly to Huang Long’s praise.
After that, silence descended. Fortunately, it did not take long before they arrived at their destination.
They stood in a canyon surrounded by beautiful mountains with sparkling rivers. This was the place that was specially prepared for the people from the Pure Yang Sect. The courtyards and the wooden houses in the canyon looked brand new, and all the necessities they needed had also been prepared. They were clearly built not too long ago.
Since there were still a few months left before the start of the Seven Mansions Feast, the people from the Pure Yang Sect would be spending their time here.
“Elder Ye, Elder Liu, see you in three months.”
After sending the entourage from the Pure Yang Sect to their destination, the trio from the Fortune Sect bade farewell to Ye Chen Feng and Liu Feng Gu before leaving.