In the independent space, it was like a world of its own. In this space, countless sharp swords appeared around his body. Right now, the various sharp swords were resonating. Sword Will immediately swept out in the space and formed a wild storm of swordsmanship. The murderous intent it emanated was astonishing.
Ye Futian’s figure floated up into the sky. When the various sharp swords resonated, a divine sword was formed and appeared before him. At the same time, the Divine Sound of the Great Path resonated, strengthening the Sword Will. The entire space was on the brink of being shredded into pieces.
Everything was about to be crushed into dust under such a terrifying Sword Will.
Finally, Ye Futian opened his eyes. An alarmingly sharp light flashed in his eyes.
In that instant, everything came to a halt. However, the very next moment, myriads of unparalleled Sword Will erupted in every inch of the space.
A divine sword was drawn. Its sword flashes pierced through the space at an unbelievably fast speed. It was as bright as a beam of light, causing those who looked at it to narrow their eyes.
With a thud, the sword struck a spot. All the accumulated Sword Will seemed to explode from that spot.
A scary storm that could tear everything apart erupted with that spot as its center. Everything was about to turn into dust.
The Sword Will dissipated. Ye Futian revealed a satisfied smile. He applied the halberd techniques that he had comprehended in the past in his swordsmanship. On top of that, he merged the offense techniques of the Great Path with his sword. The might of his sword now was not any weaker than that of Fleeting Divine Sword.
Ye Futian turned around while smiling. He stared at the beautiful figure who was standing behind him. He approached her with a smile, saying, “How was it?”
Hua Jieyu’s eyes were crystal clear. She looked at him while replying, “If I was to take this sword head-on, it could turn me into dust.”
“Silly, why would my sword be pointed at you?” Ye Futian said gently, “Don’t say such things again.”
“Hmm.” Hua Jieyu nodded slightly. “What is this technique called?”
Ye Futian pondered for a moment, then he replied, “Let’s name it ‘Dust’.”
“It has a nice ring to it,” Hua Jieyu said.
“Alright. It’s time for you to train. I will observe you,” Ye Futian suggested with a smile.
Hua Jieyu nodded in agreement; she had no qualms with his suggestion. Besides, she was not at all concerned about training in front of Ye Futian. She had gotten used to it these past few years.
Before this, cultivators from Brahma’s Pure Sky had approached her a few times to invite her to train with them. However, she still preferred to train with Ye Futian.
She couldn’t quite put to words this kind of feeling.
But since they were a married couple, this was considered normal, right?
Other people noticed the interaction between the two of them too. Regardless of Zhuge Mingyue or Liu Chenyu, they were all very happy for Ye Futian. Jieyu didn’t know what had happened in the past, but perhaps even if the other Jieyu was back, she would still fall in love with Ye Futian.
Maybe their love was fated. They were destined to be together anyway.
After Ye Futian concluded his training, Loulan Xue came to find him.
“Where are Nianyu and Qingyao?” Ye Futian asked Loulan Xue.
“They are with Lord Taixuan. People from the Xiao clan and Yuanyang clan are here. They want to see you. But since you were training, we didn’t disturb you,” Loulan Xue reported.
“Next time when they are here, you can call me right away if I am not engaged in an important training,” Ye Futian said.
“Alright.” Loulan Xue nodded.
“Let’s go.” Ye Futian walked towards the conference hall of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. Many people had come from the Xiao clan and Yuanyang clan. They had been waiting for him there.
Lord Taixuan and Nianyu were there too.
When Nianyu and Qingyao saw Ye Futian, they walked up to him. Ye Futian put his arms around their shoulders and smiled. Then, he looked at everyone else in the hall, saying, “Are seniors here because of the recent happenings?”
“Yes.” A cultivator of Xiao clan nodded and said, “The incident at Jiuyou City has stirred up quite a commotion. Right now, many things have happened in the Hidden Land Realm. The entire Hidden Land Realm is affected. Moreover, we received news saying that Donghuang the Great has activated the passageway. Many cultivators from the Outer Realms are making their way here.”
It had been 300 years since a large batch of cultivators had entered the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path.
They had enjoyed peace for more than 300 years. Ye Futian’s battle with the Shen clan last time could be considered the greatest war they had for the past 300 years.
“We also have not so good news,” a cultivator of Yuanyang Clan said. “Shen Gao of Shen clan is back. He has also brought along quite a few strong cultivators with him. We are worried that Shen clan might come to harm you again.”
“Who is Shen Gao?” Ye Futian asked.
“He is one of the top three giant figures of the Shen clan. In the past, he was the most monstrous figure in the Shen clan; he was stronger than Shen Ji. Nobody knows which Plane he is at now,” the cultivator of Yuanyang Clan explained. “Shen Gao is not the only one who is back. I heard Gai Qiong of Golden Divine Nation is back too. Gai Qiong is the elder brother of Golden Divine Nation’s Dynastic Overlord, Gai Cang. Back then, Gai Qiong could have claimed the spot of Dynastic Overlord, but he gave it to Gai Cang. His ability is stronger than that of Gai Cang.”
“These two are also people who murder decisively. The way they do things is exceptionally overbearing. If they knew of what had happened before, they could appear in the Heavenly Mandate Realm at any moment.”
This change was something that the various major forces had not imagined. The opening of the Gate of Hell in Jiuyou City resulted in the passageway being opened up once again.
The pressure that the Heavenly Mandate Academy faced was huge.
Ye Futian’s expression turned serious as he said, “It seems that after this, we need to be alert. However, even if two giant figures were to return, without being certain that they can eliminate us, they will not dare to carelessly attack us.”
The destructive power of these giant figures was absolutely frightening. Back then, Ye Futian had led a huge army against the Shen clan. They had a huge advantage and yet did not dare to truly attack the Shen clan. Why was that?
It was because the giant figure in the Shen clan was around. They could not kill him. If they had attacked, everyone beneath the level of the giant figures would have perished on both sides.
Similarly, although their opponent had two returning giant figures, they also had such considerations. They would not easily make a move against the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
“Hmm, we also need to be ever cautious. The teleportation matrix needs to be well guarded,” a cultivator from the Yuanyang Clan said. “Futian, you need to be exceptionally careful yourself.”
“Junior knows.” Ye Futian nodded his head. He was the core figure of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. If anything happened to him, problems would occur even among the alliances of the various major forces, let alone in the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
“However, this storm and the opening of the passageway might also be an opportunity,” a cultivator from the Xiao clan said. “There has not been an incident like this for hundreds of years. Now, the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path can once again come in contact with the Outer Realms. This is an opportunity.”
“Are you saying that Futian should venture out to train?” Lord Taixuan asked.
“Among the members of the Heavenly Mandate Academy, there are many cultivators with flawless Divine Wheels. If the passageway can be opened for long periods of time in the future, venturing out to train will definitely be beneficial for them.”
“We do not know what will happen in the future. For now, we’ll take it one step at a time,” Lord Taixuan said.
Just as they were discussing this matter in the Heavenly Mandate Academy, above Heavenly Mandate City, divine light shone down from the heavens. Then, a group of silhouettes descended from the sky.
The citizens of Heavenly Mandate City were alarmed. Even the aura emanated subconsciously by this group of people shocked them.
This group of visitors was none other than cultivators from the Shen clan. The leader of the group was Shen Gao.
Aside from Shen Gao, the cultivators that had followed him from the Outer Realms were also here.
Shen Hao and a few members of the Shen clan were also here.
Their figures landed in an inn. Many people immediately made way for them. Some people had already recognized the cultivators of the Shen clan.
From afar, gazes were also looking over here.
The cultivators of the Shen clan had come to Heavenly Mandate City. Was something big about to happen again?
“Back in the day, this place belonged to the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty, right?” Shen Gao asked. When he was still around, the old Dynastic Overlord of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty was still the ruler of this place.
“Yes. Heavenly Mandate Dynasty was eradicated by the alliance of forces in the Heavenly Mandate Realm,” someone from Shen clan replied. “The Heavenly Mandate Academy is built on the spot where the palace of the Heavenly Mandate Dynasty used to be.”
“Ye Futian had just broken through to the Renhuang Plane, but he had the ability and courage to unite and lead the forces to eradicate Heavenly Mandate Dynasty. Besides that, he also challenged and defeated the Shen clan,” Shen Gao commented. “He is indeed an exceptional talent. I am somewhat impressed by him.” Shen Gao’s standards were very high. He had seen countless talented figures in the Outer Realms.
However, it was still uncommon for someone to be able to accomplish so many things at Ye Futian’s level.
Hence, if Shen Gao looked past the fact that they were on opposite sides, this Ye Futian was indeed a rare talent.
Shen Hao felt slightly embarrassed as he sat at the side.
“Moreover, he entered the God’s relic and acquired the relic of Donghuang the Great,” someone from Outer Realms added on with a smile. “I am rather interested in meeting him.”
“Someone, please make a trip to the Heavenly Mandate Academy and ask Luoxue to come and meet me,” Shen Gao ordered.
“I will go,” a cultivator of the Shen clan offered while standing up. Shen Gao nodded in agreement, and the cultivator flew into the sky, moving in the direction of the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
At the same time, far from where the group from the Shen clan was, another group was sitting in a tavern. This group was also from the Outer Realms. One of them spoke up, “There, someone is here for the Heavenly Mandate Academy.”
“Based on their conversation, it seems like they have a grudge with the Heavenly Mandate Academy,” another person added.
“Are you interested in the Heavenly Mandate Academy, too?”
Suddenly, a voice was transmitted to the group from afar. It was Shen Gao’s voice. An overbearing might followed his words, pressing down on the group.
An elder in the group frowned. He emanated an equally astonishing aura. His aura was also domineering; it was not any weaker than that of Shen Gao.
“We heard some rumors about the Heavenly Mandate Academy, so we are here to have a look,” another figure who sat in the tavern said with a smile. Shen Gao revealed a strange expression. Let alone the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path, even in the Outer Realms, his Plane of cultivation was at the level of mighty cultivators. After all, after one reached his level, there was no higher Plane to break through to.
However, the aura of this elder was on par with his. It meant that he was also someone from a top force.
It looked like the first batch of people who arrived here after the passageway had been activated were all cultivators from super forces.