ShiYan jumped into the Star Lake.
The Star Lake looked like a circle of light moving in accordance with a strange trajectory; it was constantly absorbing light from countless stars then condensing them into milky-white water droplets. After each water droplet was added, the halo of the star power would
increase a little more, and the starlight would become more brilliant.
Soaking in the Star Lake, ShiYan felt the water was freezing. The water seeped into his every pore. He felt very comfortable and refreshed while his spiritual consciousness was agitated.
He didn't know how to open the Star Martial Spirit, and thus, while soaking in the lake, he couldn't help but raise his head to look at Tang YuanNan, revealing his puzzled expression.
Tang YuanNan smiled but didn't say a word nor explain anything. He
seemed to think that ShiYan, as the inheritance of the Star G.o.d, would understand its mystery soon enough.
Many disciples of the Three G.o.ds Sect had gathered here from everywhere, quietly surrounding the Star Lake, and curiously watching ShiYan. They wanted to know not only the way which ShiYan would use to open the Star Martial Spirit that no one had opened in the past thousand years, but also what kind of phenomenon would happen after the Star Martial Spirit was opened.
Although those people were the core disciples of the Three G.o.ds Sect, most of them didn't know much about the three great Martial Spirits. They only knew that the inherited Martial Spirit of the three G.o.ds Sun, Moon, and Star were significantly mighty but didn't know in detail how powerful those Martial Spirit actually were.
When ShiYan entered the Star Lake, the surrounding people, who had been initially boisterous, suddenly all quieted down. Tang YuanNan looked at him, thinking about the scene, which was about to happen.
ShiYan slightly knitted his eyebrows as he felt that something was wrong. He then contemplated for a moment before looking at Tang YuanNan and asking,
"Is there something that I need to pay attention to? Why don't I feel anything?"
Tang YuanNan faintly smiled and said indifferently, "Have you practiced the Black Formula?"
ShiYan surprisingly nodded.
"If you activate the Black Formula, I think you can understand immediately." Tang YuanNan beamed a smile and replied.
Without asking further, under other people's scrutinizing looks, ShiYan slowly closed his eyes and quietly released his soul consciousness. While taking notice of all the changes around him, he was afraid that the Three G.o.ds Sect's disciples would take advantage of the moment he displayed the Black Formula to take action.
The Black Formula was slightly activated.
Many dots of light which freely moved
inside the Star Lake suddenly changed their
movement, following another trajectory.
ShiYan was startled; his face changed
slightly while his heart was full of surprise.
In the Star Lake, numerous spots of light flew toward him altogether. Those spots of light were like locusts covering the entire sky. They looked as if they had just been revived as many lights flashed up with elegant fluttering, making the Star Lake sparkle splendidly.
Countless star dots of light were attracted to the three acupuncture
points, Tanque point, Shenque point, and Yindu point. However, they didn't create the negative force that infiltrated into acupuncture points but moved along the nerves and vessels straight to his heart.
When the first spot of light penetrated his heart, ShiYan suddenly felt his heart pounding. A wonderful force spread out from the Star Lake, enhancing the star power.
Through his soul consciousness, he saw countless star spots in his heart simultaneously show like the starry sky, which was beautifully dazzling and bright.
Those star spots attached to the heart of stars and quickly moved in a pattern which was the same as in the Star Lake. A marvelous soul
force suddenly came out from it.
ShiYan's head was strongly convulsive. He felt that his host soul in the Sea of Consciousness somehow gently appeared there or was nourished by some force and then quickly seeped into his heart.
He suddenly had a feeling of helplessness; his consciousness became blurred. It seemed that the host soul was about to enter a wonderful scene.
ShiYan's mind was agitated. As he wanted to resist the attraction force from the Star Martial Spirit, he tried to gather his spirit but
then realized the Star Martial Spirit was like a huge magnet that had adsorbed his host soul.
No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get rid of the influence of the Star Martial Spirit. His consciousness became more and more blurred, as he gradually lost his ability to control his body.
He found that in this state, it was difficult for him to resist the pressure from the outside.
In this state, if the Three G.o.ds Sect's disciples had malicious intent to take advantage of his current state and seized the chance to murder him, he would not have the opportunity to resist.
Not good. Maybe ShiYan had been trapped in Tang YuanNan's trick. Before completely losing his consciousness, he suddenly had a thought and felt that Tang YuanNan had framed him this time.
After that, he lost his consciousness. His host soul entered a path which was not very clear and was gradually sinking.
Around the Star Lake, the Three G.o.ds Sect's disciples were silently watching ShiYan with solemn faces.
After a few elders of the Three G.o.ds Sect saw ShiYan's shaking body and his soul aura which was becoming as weak as spider silk, they were all startled, shifting their eyes toward Tang YuanNan.
The face of the elder who had been frozen by ShiYan earlier became cheerful. He looked at the crowd and said, "Hierarchy, you already had your own calculation?!"
"Ah?" One disciple of the Three G.o.ds Sect who was as timid as a mouse, immediately move backward, looking toward that elder with a puzzled face.
"To open the Star Martial Spirit, he has to go through the experience where the soul has to merge with the Star Sea. In this state, his soul will temporarily leave his body and sink into the Ninth Heaven Star Ocean without any defense."
This elder's eyes became cruel; he sneered faintly, "Killing him now is as easy as flipping one's hand over. Even a Nirvana Realm warrior can easily kill him."
After his words were spoken, many disciples of the Three G.o.ds Sect
flashed up with consideration as if they could now understand the scheme in Tang YuanNan's mind. Each of them nodded one by one, praising their Hierarchy for being wise.
This elder who had been defeated in the fight with ShiYan revealed a cold sneer, a.s.suming that he had guessed Tang YuanNan's mind accurately. He clasped his hand and said, "Hierarchy, this kid's spirit has temporarily drifted to the Outskirt. Can I obliterate him now? After that, you can take action, depriving the Star Martial Spirit and then choose the new inheritance of the Star G.o.d."
While speaking, he subconsciously walked toward the Star Lake, a.s.suming that Tang YuanNan would praise him for his intelligence.
Surrounding the Star Lake, many of the Three G.o.ds Sect's disciples quietly nodded, looking at ShiYan with unfriendly eyes.
ShiYan's power and domineering deeds had dissatisfied many of them. In their eyes, ShiYan was too presumptuous, too young, and was not qualified to take on the important responsibilities; thus, it was better to destroy him as early as possible.
To have a new Star G.o.d for the Three G.o.ds Sect, the sooner ShiYan had to die, and the more favorable it would be for them.
"Sa.s.s." Tang YuanNan coldly harrumphed. The ten-thousand-zhang-high Sun G.o.d light diffused from his back. In just a blink, countless G.o.d lights had tied the elder up, not allowing him to move even an inch.
The martial spirit on this elder was also the Sun Martial Spirit, but its level was far less than that of Tang YuanNan. Moreover, Tang YuanNan had a G.o.d Realm cultivation base, and thus, as soon as he swung his arm up, that elder was instantly detained while the strength of his body was like being frozen.
"Hierarchy…" The elder looked frightened, looked at Tang YuanNan with puzzled eyes, and felt deeply wronged at heart.
"When did I say that I want to kill him?" Tang YuanNan looked cold. As soon as he triggered his mind, many flows of Sun G.o.d lights went directly into the elder, burning his hair and beard into ashes, making his body violently tremble.
"Hierarchy, please spare my life." He finally felt panic, hurriedly kneeled down, and kept kowtowing Tang YuanNan, begging
for his mercy.
Tang YuanNan coldly snorted, slightly increasing a little more power to hurt the elder, and then stonily said, "Such short vision."
"Hierarchy mercy, Hierarchy mercy…" The elder continually kowtowed for mercy and no longer dared to say anything further.
When other surrounding elders of the Three G.o.ds Sect saw Tang YuanNan's rage, all of them were as mute as a fish, not daring to
utter a word to seek mercy for that elder.
Tang YuanNan usually had a mild temper, but none of the elders dared to disrespect him. That year, to become the Sun G.o.d, Tang YuanNan had killed many of his opponents. In recent years, because
of the Three G.o.ds Sect's development, Tang YuanNan had to humble
himself, and thus, his cruelty had reduced a lot. Therefore, people seemed to forget his brutal years earlier.
He presently looked stony and coldly took actions, which made many elders remember his ruthlessness before. Thus, they didn't dare to say anything.
"I haven't nodded for approval; you dare to move forward ready to take actions as I am nothing. As you do not respect your Hierarchy, your t.i.tle 'Elder' is removed, and you are not allowed to get involved in any matter of the sect for one hundred years." Tang YuanNan emotionlessly looked at that elder and, delivered his sentence. After that, he revealed a sneer, retrieved his hand, and said indifferently,
"ShiYan is probably the strongest Star G.o.d in our G.o.ds Sect's history. His future achievements will surpa.s.s all of the other predecessors. Because of the Three G.o.ds Sect's future, a Sun G.o.d like me can still
humble myself, bow my head, and call him G.o.d. For the Three G.o.ds Sect's future in unifyingthe whole Endless Sea, even the Grace Mainland, honor is nothing. You have disappointed me deeply."
After these words, the faces of the Three G.o.ds Sect's disciples, including the group of elders, all changed in fear. After that, they came to their senses and understood Tang YuanNan's cares and worries.
For the future of the Three G.o.ds Sect, as the person in power of the Three G.o.ds Sect, Tang YuanNan even willingly bowed to concede. Such a heroic figure also painstakingly sacrificed himself. That made
all the disciples of the Three G.o.ds Sect feel so ashamed.
"This is the best time for the Three G.o.ds Sect. We have already had a new Moon G.o.d who has acc.u.mulated a thousand years of moonlight. Once she enters the G.o.d Realm, she is surely comparable to Cao Qiu Dao and Yang Yi Tian. Also, we have ShiYan who is an exceptionally
outstanding talent; his future achievements will go beyond any ancestors. This precedent has never happened in the Three G.o.ds Sect's history before. The existence of these two people will bring a limitless successful future to the Three G.o.ds Sect. One day, the
Endless Sea and the Grace Mainland will be immersed in our Three
G.o.ds Sect's radiant light." Tang YuanNan raised his head looking at the curtain of light, including the Sun-Moon-Star with dreaming eyes, "Our era can witness the flourishing time of the G.o.ds Sect. We have to consider ourselves fortunate and put all of our efforts to complete this goal tirelessly for our great future."
Everyone sincerely kneeled down and kowtowed, looking at Tang YuanNan with respect.