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Chapter 1082: Making Trouble
After the ninth chime, Jian Chen had arrived near the floating piece of earth with Changyang Zu Yunxiao. The six great elders of the Changyang clan stood in a row before them, smiling as they personally welcomed Jian Chen.
In order to welcome Jian Chen, the Changyang clan had shown their sincerity. Not only did they chime the Bell of Grand Clarity nine times, even all the great elders of the clan had been mobilized. Only Saint Emperors could enjoy something like this.
“Hahahaha, our most outstanding genius in all of history has finally returned. Changyang Xiangtian, I, Changyang Qing Yun, welcome you on behalf of all the clansmen.” A merry but sagely old man chuckled at Jian Chen among the six. He was extremely joyful.
Changyang Qing Yun was the most senior member of the Qing faction, as well as the most powerful person in the entire clan. He was the only one who had reached the Great Perfection of Saint King in the clan, having been stuck at the bottleneck of Saint Emperor for many years now.
“Jian Chen, allow me to introduce the other great elders…” Changyang Zu Yunxiao stepped forward and introduced the remaining five people to Jian Chen.
Jian Chen finally gained some understanding regarding the identities of the great elders with each introduction. Of the seven great elders, there were two great elders from Zu faction as well as the Yuan faction, while the Qing faction was the most powerful. They had three great elders. The great elders of the Zu faction were the two people Jian Chen was already familiar with—Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Xiao. The two great elders from the Yuan faction were called Changyang Yuan Wuji and Changyang Yuan Zhenghua. Other than Changyang Qing Yun, Jian Chen had met the other two great elders of the Qing faction as well. One of them was Changyang Qing Jueri, who had come to Lore City to obtain the Bright Moon Divine Hall, while the final person was the same great elder who had been trapped in the Bright Moon Divine Hall a few years ago. He was Changyang Qing Yunfeng.
After Changyang Zu Yunxiao’s introduction, Changyang Qing Jueri said, “Yunxiao, you should call him Changyang Xiangtian. After all, that’s a more suitable name. Let’s discard the name Jian Chen. From today onwards, there is only Changyang Xiangtian on the continent and no Jian Chen.” Changyang Qing Jueri’s gaze towards Jian Chen hid an unperceivable coldness.
“Hahaha, Jueri, you’ve put it well. Since Changyang Xiangtian has returned to the clan, we obviously should refer to him with his surname. Let’s discard the name of Jian Chen today,” Changyang Qing Yun agreed with a smile.
Changyang Qing Fengyun and the two great elders of the Yuan faction all nodded in agreement as well, approving of the suggestion very much. Changyang Zu Yunxiao remained silent and did not comment, while Changyang Zu Yunxiao furrowed his brows. A slightly troubled expression filled his face as he turned to Jian Chen, “Great-grandson, how do you feel about that?” It was very rare for Changyang Zu Yunxiao to refer to Jian Chen like that, but he placed some stress on ‘great-grandson’ this time. He seemed to be showing off to the great elders of the other two factions, that the unprecedented genius who had been received by the nine chimes of the bell was his own great-grandson.
Jian Chen’s face remained the same, and he replied without an extra thought. “No, Jian Chen is my name. I will not be changing my name. I do not oppose the name of Changyang Xiangtian, but it is only a second name.” Jian Chen answered unswervingly, leaving no room for discussion. His name was not something that could be changed just because they had said so. After all, the name came from the memories of his past life.
The amicable smile on the great elder’s faces quickly vanished. They furrowed their brows slightly and seemed to be displeased. However, Changyang Zu Xiao stepped forward, “The name is just a way of reference, so there’s no need to pay so much heed to it. Plus, the name Jian Chen has been used by my great-grandson for a very long time, and it’s already renowned throughout the continent. How can it be changed so easily?”
The great elders of the other two factions no longer dwelved on the matter with Changyang Zu Xiao’s mediation. They all showed their consent with their silence. Jian Chen was their junior, but the strength he possessed was something that even protector clans dared not to look down upon. Even when ignoring his strength and shocking talent, just the Winged Tiger God was enough for them to treat him carefully.
Not to mention, Jian Chen had the support of Rui Jin and Hei Yu, two supreme experts who could rival Saint Emperors.
“Great elders, since I have already come to the clan as promised, may I ask if the seal in great-grandfather Yunkong’s head can be removed?” Jian Chen said.
“There’s no hurry, no hurry at all. Xiangtian, since you’ve returned to the clan, there needs to be a welcoming ceremony. We’ll remove the seal after we hold this ceremony,” said Changyang Qing Jueri.
“In my opinion, I think we should first remove the seal in my great-grandfather’s head before holding this ceremony. It’s not like it’ll take a lot of time.” Jian Chen held strong, putting Changyang Zu Yunkong as the priority.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Xiao both gently smiled when they heard that. Meanwhile, the five other great elders all became stunned. They had all become rather unhappy with Jian Chen’s demanding tone time and time again.
Although Jian Chen’s talent was great and his strength could not be underestimated, he was still their junior after all. As great elders of a protector clan, they had never been ordered around by a junior like this.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao gazed past the other great elders and a sliver of anger flickered through his eyes. He clearly said, “The seven of us made an agreement before. If Yunkong brought Xiangtian back to the clan, the seven of us would remove the seal from Yunkong’s head. Now that Xiangtian has returned, it’s about time for us to follow through with what we said. Great elders, let’s go remove the seal in Kong’er first, or wouldn’t we be eating our words?”
The two great elders of the Yuan faction found what Changyang Zu Yunxiao said to be reasonable. As a result, one of them agreed, “Alright, let’s go remove the seal in Yunkong’s head first.”
The three great elders of the Qing faction could only follow along since the Yuan faction had agreed. The seven great elders all left the independent space soon after that, going to the outside world to remove the seal in Changyang Zu Yunkong’s head. Only Changyang Zu Yeyun was left to guide Jian Chen.
“Jian Chen, Huang Luan, come with me. I’ll go introduce you to a few important figures of the clan,” smiled Changyang Zu Yeyun, before descending with the two of them. They landed on the floating piece of earth below.
As soon as Jian Chen touched the ground, he was surrounded by a large group of people from all directions. Soon, they were surrounded by crowds of people as all of them curiously observed the unfamiliar Jian Chen and Huang Luan. They were suspicious.
“I only recognize great-grandmother Yeyun among the three of them. Who are the other two?”
“Are the male and female standing beside Yeyun the people who were welcomed with the nine chimes?”
“Even the reputed grand elder of the Mercenary City has only received six chimes to welcome him, yet these two unfamiliar people are worthy of nine chimes. Are they both Saint Emperors?”
“I haven’t left the clan in a very long time, but I do know a little about the outside. It’s said that the Tian Yuan Continent currently has the path lord of carnal desires as its only Saint Emperor. Is this young man him, the path lord of carnal desires?”
“Impossible, he’s definitely not the path lord of carnal desires. When the Beast God Continent invaded our continent on a large scale before, I personally saw the path lord. That young man definitely isn’t him.”
“If he’s not the path lord, then who is he?”
The surroundings buzzed with discussions as many people guessed at Jian Chen’s identity.
“Changyang Xiangtian, it’s actually you!” Suddenly, a high-pitched scream rang out from the crowd. An elegant, middle-aged woman threateningly walked over with two ladies who possessed sculpturesque features and seemed to be in their twenties.
Jian Chen turned to the source of the sound and recognized the three woman with a single glance. They were the people who had gone with Changyang Qing Jueri to Lore City in attempt to obtain the Bright Moon Divine Hall.
The three woman paid no attention to everyone’s surprised gazes. They walked up to Jian Chen. She put her hands on her hips as she said in a snobbish manner, “And who did I think it was? So it’s the junior, Changyang Xiangtian, who has no regard for his seniors. Changyang Xiangtian, I never thought that you would be so rude and enter our protector clan in such an arrogant fashion. You sure have surprised me.”
Changyang Zu Yeyun’s face immediately sank when she heard that. She became furious, while even Jian Chen’s face sank as well. Huang Luan furrowed her brows and frowned. She also seemed unhappy.
“Lengshuang, do you recognize this brother? Who is he?” From behind, a hunch-backed old man asked with a husky voice.
The middle-aged woman treated the old man with a lot of respect. Her expression immediately changed and she mildly said, “Uncle Fangyu, you’ve been in seclusion for many years so you definitely won’t know about Changyang Xiangtian. Changyang Xiangtian’s the offspring of Changyang Zu Yunkong who was exiled from the clan due to his wrongdoings. At such a young age, he completely disregards his elders just because he has some strength. He’s arrogant, unlike the descendent of a powerful clan at all. Last time, when I went with great elder Jueri, who personally went to the Tian Yuan Continent to visit him, this arrogant Changyang Xiangtian actually recklessly dismissed great elder Jueri. How dare he!”
“Yeah, Changyang Xiangtian has gone overboard. Doesn’t he even think about who he is? Isn’t he just a junior from someone that has been exiled from the clan? A mighty great elder of a protector clan would lower himself and travel great distances just to visit him in the tiny Lore City. Sure, Changyang Xiangtian has no idea about what is good for himself, but- but- but he actually behaved so disrespectfully, dismissing great elder Jueri who is admired by everyone. He cannot be forgiven,” One of the younger women spoke righteously as she pointed at Jian Chen.
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