The first batch of disciples had already been internally decided when Ye Futian and the rest of his group decided to set up an independent cottage within Tianshen Academy.
Ye Futian did not take on the role of dean in the new cottage. Instead, he naturally became the cottage manager of the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
The first batch of candidates for the cottage consisted of Ye Futian, Yu Sheng, Yaya, the Swordmaster of Lihen, Long Chen, Jun, Gao Huang, etc. Gu Dongliu was already the master of the Celestial Gate of Vast Heaven and thus would not be training in the Heavenly Mandate Academy. However, this was unimportant. They were the first disciples of the cottage.
Judging from this, the Heavenly Mandate Academy was merely a splinter of the cottage.
Several days after the news was released, the first batch of powerful fighters from the Dou clan arrived early. They brought along Dou Zhao from the Dou clan.
Ever since Dou Zhao forged his perfect Divine Wheel, he listened to Ye Futians instructions and returned to his clan. He trained in solitude for a period to stabilize his level and cultivated his Will of the Fighting God to an even higher level.
"Senior, Im here," Dou Zhao said with a smile as he quickly walked forward when he saw Ye Futian. Ye Futian had told him to call him his senior. Otherwise, he might have called him "brother" or "teacher."
"You sure are early," Ye Futian said with a smile.
"Of course. After all, I am also a member of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. How could I be left out of the academys creation? Thats why I came early," Dou Zhao said naturally. He did not see himself as an outsider and instead saw himself as a member of the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
However, Ye Futian did not mind that. How could he refuse the successor of the Dou clan from coming to the Heavenly Mandate Academy to train?
Furthermore, Ye Futian had also thought to leave a spot in the cottage for him in the past.
Several people walked over. Some of them recognized Dou Zhao, while many others did not.
"Oh right, I can now consistently activate the seven-fold Will of the Fighting God and have faintly touched on the eighth level. Ive been rather lonely in the family. Do you want to spar, senior?" Dou Zhao was a little feisty. No one of the same generation as him in the family could satisfy him anymore after he forged the perfect Divine Wheel and could consistently activate the seven-fold Will of the Fighting God. He triumphed over any low-level Renhuang with absolute certainty.
He could not help but have this thought: Being invincible was too lonely.
"Ill find someone to spar with you," Ye Futian said with a smile, "Yu Sheng."
Yu Sheng stepped forward from behind Ye Futian. His muscular body was laced with an unbelievably wild pressure. An aura at the level of a demonic emperor radiated toward Dou Zhao.
"Forget it, we are all brothers, lets not disturb the peace," Dou Zhao said naturally. He decided not to fight.
When did this guy become a Renhuang?
Judging from his aura, he should also have a perfect Divine Wheel. Wouldnt that mean that my level was the same as his?
What kind of battle would it be? I wont have the advantage in terms of strength.
"Thats fine too." Ye Futian nodded, "Well all be brothers after the academy is set up. To prevent loneliness, you can talk about cultivation with Yu Sheng frequently in the future. Ill set up an independent, sealed platform. You wont be able to leave until you are defeated."
"Senior, the members of my family are here. Give me some face," Dou Zhao told Ye Futian through telepathy. He then continued, "We should focus on training after the academy is set up and give our juniors some pointers from time to time. Yu Sheng is around the same level as me. We do not need to discuss our cultivation."
"Cough, cough" Dou Zhao coughed as he said his piece.
He was the descendent of the Fighting God and was now seen as the War God in the Dou clan. Ye Futian should give him some face.
Ye Futian smiled. He looked toward the people behind Dou Zhao and said, "Your journey here must have been hard, please."
"Youre too polite, Emperor Ye." The group nodded. They felt rather uneasy. The people from the outside world did not understand, but the powerful fighters of the Dou clan were clear that Ye Futian had something to do with Dou Zhao forging his perfect Divine Wheel. When they heard Ye Futians words, they sensed that Yu Sheng, who was standing behind Ye Futian, had also forged a perfect Divine Wheel. In their minds, there was now one more wielder of a perfect Divine Wheel.
The potential of this new academy was terrifying.
As time drew closer, another terrifying aura descended from the sky above the Heavenly Mandate Academy. A group of figures flew down. Many people within the Heavenly Mandate Academy looked up to see that the two people in front of the group were elders with an exceptional demeanor.
"Lord, teacher." The people saw a figure step onto the sky to actively welcome the two figures. The people naturally knew who the white-haired figure was. Behind him, several influential figures also took to the skies. The two figures were clearly very respected.
"Lord Taixuan of the Taixuan Mountain in the Higher Heavens Realm. The other person should be the Sky River Great Elder." Many people knew about the happenings in the Nine Supreme Imperial Realm. They had heard many things about Lord Taixuan. It was rumored that he had already broken through the bottleneck and reached the level Gu Tianxing was at back in those years.
"En." The two figures nodded. The group walked toward the academy. The Black Wing Condor dived down from the sky and arrived at Ye Futians side. At the same time, a beautiful figure dressed in a fiery-red long dress also came to Ye Futians side. It was Little Phoenix from Taixuan Mountain.
"Why is Lord Taixuan and the Sky River Great Elder here?" Countless people in the Heavenly Mandate City engaged in a discussion. The Sky River Great Elder was Ye Futians teacher. Could he also be here to enter the academy?
Just how many influential figures would there be in the Heavenly Mandate Academy?
Just who would be the first dean of the Heavenly Mandate Academy?
"Futian, Ive already heard about your thoughts from your teacher. Your teacher is also willing to take up the position as the dean of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. Since that is the case, I shall take on the role of guest minister," Lord Taixuan said with a smile. Ye Futian was making a contribution to the world of cultivation by setting up the Heavenly Mandate Academy to spread his teachings. Furthermore, aside from his relationship with the Sky River Great Elder, Lord Taixuan saw the Sky River Great Elders disciple very highly.
"Thank you, Lord." Ye Futian then said with a smile, "If that is the case, the first guest minister of the Heavenly Mandate Academy is decided."
The Heavenly Mandate Academy was set up in collaboration with several factions of the Heavenly Mandate Realm. Naturally, there would not be only one guest minister. The heads of the various factions would not take up any specific roles in the Heavenly Mandate Academy. Thus, they would all be guest ministers of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. They would also send powerful fighters from their factions to take up specific roles in the academy.
Ye Futian had promised in the past that he did not set up the Heavenly Mandate Academy to rule over the Heavenly Mandate Realm. This was not only his academy alone. However, everyone knew that Ye Futian would be a pivotal figure in the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
"Dou Zhao, since you are entering the academy to train, has any of the seniors in the Dou clan considered becoming a guest minister of the academy? Of course, they can also take up the position of elder," Ye Futian said as he looked at Dou Zhao. A guest minister was a title, while an elder was a specific role.
"Ill discuss it with my family. There should be no problems," Dou Zhao said.
"Thanks for your effort, junior," Ye Futian said with a smile. Several powerful fighters looked toward Ye Futian. Did this person want to pull in influential factions from all over the realm?
However, most of the people understood his intentions. He wanted the Heavenly Mandate Academy to be stable. After all, many people had their sights on him.
Another person descended from the sky. Several people looked up in the air. They saw that an enchanting figure had appeared in the sky. They were all charmed.
"The Jiutian Goddess of Brahmas Pure Sky has arrived," someone said.
"Whos the person in the middle?" Several people let out looks of shock. No one had seen the enchanting lady in the middle. Even the Jiutian Goddess was standing beside her?
Furthermore, Qin He was standing behind her. Many people were suspicious. Could she be the true successor of Brahmas Pure Sky?
Ye Futian looked up. His gaze froze in that spot when he saw the figure. He was not the only one. The Sword Saint, Zhuge Mingyue, and Gu Dongliu also could not shift their gazes away from that figure.
The battle in the Barren State was still fresh in their minds. They were all alive, but the female master of the Ultimate Holy Palace had died in the battle.
Now, she had once again appeared before their eyes.
"Sister Jieyu," Long Linger murmured to herself in a daze.
"Under the orders of the Empress, her personal disciple, Hua Jieyu, will enter the academy to train," a goddess in the air announced with a loud voice.
Ye Futians gaze did not leave Hua Jieyus body. He deliberated for a moment, then said, "Please."
He had just said this when the figures of the group from Brahmas Pure Sky descended into the academy.
Ye Futian turned to look at them. He saw the ladies from Brahmas Pure Sky bow toward the influential figures, "Greetings to you, elders."
Several people felt that was something strange going on. Ye Futians emotion was off.
They saw a figure walk forward. It was Zhuge Mingyue.
She appeared in front of the people from Brahmas Pure Sky. Her gaze landed on Hua Jieyus body. She had a warm and radiant smile. This was the lady that her junior loved the most. She had seen her junior grow up with Hua Jieyu. How could Zhuge Mingyue not be happy now that she had seen her again?
"Jieyu, do you not recognize me?" Zhuge Mingyues tone was gentle. However, Hua Jieyu only glanced coldly at her. There was no emotion in her eyes. Her gaze was bleak.
"Second senior," Ye Futian shouted. Zhuge Mingyue turned to look at him. At this moment, she finally understood what Ye Futian was feeling.
"Jieyu, can I chat with you in the future?" Zhuge Mingyue asked Hua Jieyu.
"Youve got the wrong person." Hua Jieyu turned around and walked to the side.
Zhuge Mingyue looked at her figure. She stood there silently for a long time.
It was not only her. Everyone who was once from the Holy Palace took a few steps forward.
"Brother." Long Linger grabbed onto Ye Futians arm. She was worried about him.
"Im alright," Ye Futian said. Just what did the Empress of Brahmas Pure Sky mean by this?
She knew that Hua Jieyu had died. Why did she still use her name?
"Futian?" Lord Taixuan asked Ye Futian.
"My wife." Ye Futian collected himself and gave the lord a simple explanation.
The influential figures of the Heavenly Mandate Realm felt their hearts shake.
"Ye Futian," the Dragon Master said to Ye Futian, "I heard that the technique practiced by the one in Brahmas Pure Sky is extremely unique. This might not be a simple case of memory loss."
"The technique cultivated by the Empress of the Brahmas Pure Sky is a secret to this day," the master of the 10,000 Divine Mountain said, "You have to be wary of a possibility. She might be using your wife for her cultivation."
Ye Futians pupils dilated. He involuntarily released a cold aura.
"What do you mean by that, elder? Whats she using her for?" Ye Futian said.
"You have to be wary of that possibility. If that is the case, your wife will make use of you in her cultivation. Furthermore, youll be willing to do so," the master of the 10,000 Divine Mountain continued.
Ye Futians expression turned ice-cold. The other party got Jieyu to come train at the academy. There was indeed that possibility!