Although Su Mo was full of schemes and calculations, he wasn’t someone without a bottom line.
He consolidated matters with every step, taking one step while calculating hundreds of steps ahead. Even though his methods were unique and difficult to understand, he still had Lin Xuanzhi’s best interests at heart in the end.
However, Su Mo didn’t like to explain anything. If he did it, then he did it. It was fine if Lin Xuanzhi knew, but it also didn’t matter if he didn’t. He wanted only the result and nothing else.
In the previous life, Su Mo had probably even predicted that Lin Xuanzhi would not accept those items, so later, he found Yan Tianhen and stuffed all the money and magic weapons that Lin Xuanzhi had discarded to Yan Tianhen.
At that time, Yan Tianhen had almost reached the end of his rope. His pride couldn’t compare to Lin Xuanzhi’s, probably because he was young and thought he should shoulder the responsibility of taking care of Lin Xuanzhi. Therefore, he silently accepted the “gifts” and thanked Su Mo.
Yan Tianhen took those magic weapons and money, allowing Lin Xuanzhi to get through the darkest and most challenging period of his life. Later, Lin Xuanzhi found out that the pills he ate every day to supplement his body were actually obtained from Yuan Tianwen by Yan Tianhen. He felt that Yan Tianhen conspired with outsiders to humiliate him together, so his resentment and anger towards Yan Tianhen became even deeper.
These details from the past had almost been forgotten by Lin Xuanzhi from the depths of his mind. However, due to Esteemed Lan Yue’s words right now, they broke through the shackles of his memory and entered his mind, endlessly churning around.
Lin Xuanzhi secretly scolded himself — back then, he truly didn’t know what was good for him!
Lin Xuanzhi’s heart felt incessantly sad. At the same time, his gratitude and respect for Su Mo became deeper. His guilt and love for Yan Tianhen also deepened.
To be honest, he really wanted to ask Yan Tianhen — in his last life, he was such a terrible and rotten scumbag, so what in the world did Yan Tianhen see in him?
However, this life’s Yan Tianhen probably had no way to place himself in the last life’s scenes and situations, so he wouldn’t be able to give him the real answer.
Su Mo’s matter was just a short interruption. In fact, it couldn’t be considered anything important. If it weren’t for Lin Xuanzhi’s active inquiry, Esteemed Lan Yue wouldn’t have said more.
After the interruption, Esteemed Lan Yue continued to talk about Lin Xuanzhi’s fate star.
“One day, however, it abruptly changed direction, and some of the surrounding companion stars around it also left. Some new companions stars also appeared; not only that, but the fate star’s path also experienced a major change, falling into chaos and confusion. Even I cannot see the patterns anymore. This has never happened in the divination path before.”
The celestial bodies had patterns to their movements. In fact, what a person’s fate should be was already decided as early as one’s birth. Esteemed Lan Yue always attached importance to observing Lin Xuanzhi’s fate star and also paid attention to his future course of development. He also deduced and divined it from time to time. Therefore, he could be regarded as having a deep understanding of this topic.
There were countless crucial parts in astrology and divination, such as the main star, companion star, direction and bearing, orbit path, aspects of celestial bodies, etc. Any change, even a tiny one, will change the trajectory of one’s fate.
This was the first time that Esteemed Lan Yue witnessed how one person’s entire fate seemed to have been thrown into chaos overnight, as though someone had flipped the star chart on its head, with his own eyes. He could make neither heads nor tails of this situation.
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He didn’t know what exactly this force was or which great power could possess an ability so powerful that it could actually defy the natural law of heaven and change fate. He wanted to divine a thing or two but was met with even stronger backlash as well as a warning from the Dao of Heaven.
The only thing Esteemed Lan Yue could be sure of was that this chaos in the star chart was bound to be related to Lin Xuanzhi.
Completely different from Esteemed Lan Yue’s bewilderment, when Lin Xuanzhi heard the whole story, he understood.
No one knew better than he did what the exact cause of this great change in fate and even the trajectory of all the celestial bodies in the star chart was.
The Revert World Mirror was a magic artifact refined by a great power when heaven and earth were still in primordial chaos, and it took all of Lin Xuanzhi’s soul power to repair the missing corner and cracks, finally restarting it.
Therefore, when the Revert World Mirror turned the wheel of time back to the beginning, it wasn’t only Lin Xuanzhi’s fate that had changed.
In other words, Lin Xuanzhi was the person who used the Revert World Mirror to defy heaven and change fate. He was directly affected by the changing destiny. However, as Esteemed Lan Yue said, his fate was exceedingly noble, a giant among men. Therefore, changes in his fate were bound to shake up the entire star chart.
Only, before today, Lin Xuanzhi had never thought that his fate would actually affect the destinies of so many people.
Lin Xuanzhi’s mood was slightly complicated. His original intention when he changed fate was very simple — it was nothing more than to let Yan Tianhen be reborn again, and to let Lin Xuanzhi make up for all the pain that he caused this child, who had never been loved and whom he cared so deeply about.
However, the consequences of changing fate were not so simple.
Lin Xuanzhi came back to his senses from his contemplation and crashed into Esteemed Lan Yue’s deep and quiet eyes, as if he could see through everything.
Lin Xuanzhi paused for a moment, then composed himself. “Master, can you tell me what exactly happened to Ah Hen’s fate star?”
He was certain that there was no way Esteemed Lan Yue didn’t pay attention to the change in Yan Tianhen’s fate.
Esteemed Lan Yue was not surprised at all. Although he did not see with his own eyes how Lin Xuanzhi treated Yan Tianhen, he could already guess seventy or eighty percent from the few words he heard from Su Mo.
Lin Xuanzhi’s concern for Yan Tianhen obviously surpassed his concern for himself.
“This also baffled me,” Esteemed Lan Yue said.
Lin Xuanzhi moved his body very slightly. “What?”
Esteemed Lan Yue frowned, apparently puzzled. “Yan Tianhen’s fate star was not as difficult to divine as yours was. He and you are natural-born enemies, and his fate was originally a hopeless situation leading to a dead end. However, after the changes in the star chart, wisps of purple Qi lingered around his fate star; clearly, I could no longer divine his future, and his dead-end omen was no longer visible either. However, this is not necessarily a good thing for you or for the entire cultivation world.”
Hearing this, Lin Xuanzhi finally let out a long sigh of relief.
He smiled, “Master, it may not be a good thing for the entire cultivation world that Ah Hen’s dead-end has changed, but it is definitely a good thing for me.”
After scrutinizing Lin Xuanzhi for a moment, Esteemed Lan Yue just curled his lips slightly, revealing an inexplicable smile. “I hope you can say that in the future.”
“Naturally.” Lin Xuanzhi nodded, “I also hope that Teacher will not tell anyone else what he said to me today.”
Esteemed Lan Yue gave a contemptuous smile, but he did not direct it at Lin Xuanzhi. “You worry too much. For us prophets, divination is actually a matter that will shorten our life spans to begin with. As the saying goes, ‘the mysteries of heaven must not be revealed’. Naturally, I will not divulge this heaven-ordained fate to everyone.”
Lin Xuanzhi smiled, “Master, actually, I’ve never had a good impression of prophets.”
Lin Xuanzhi was quite disdainful of these prophets. Many years ago, Esteemed Lan Yue approached him and asserted his future, asking Lin Xuanzhi to follow him to cultivate on Sinking Sword Peak. But at that time, Lin Xuanzhi felt that these people were all liars who made false statements about others’ futures. He resolutely refused Esteemed Lan Yue — this was his distrust towards prophets.
Later, when Lin Xuanzhi learned about Yan Tianhen’s identity and background, as well as what he experienced during childhood, he loathed and hated those who revealed Yan Tianhen’s fate, making his Ah Hen become a street rat that everyone wanted to beat and a fat piece of meat that all the flies targeted.
Why did these people think that they had the right to change a person’s entire life just because they caught a glimpse of heaven’s mysteries?
Through bitter life lessons, Lin Xuanzhi finally realized that those prophets were not necessarily liars. They really could sense the Dao of Heaven. Thus, he finally stopped being limited by his narrow views and stopped looking down on them.
Esteemed Lan Yue also seemed to know where Lin Xuanzhi’s rejection of prophets came from, “I haven’t personally experienced that divination array when Yan Tianhen was a child, but I have heard Su Mo describe it. As one of the nine largest celestial clans in the Nine Lands, the prophet family is the family with the closest relationship with the Dao of Heaven. It is the mission and responsibility of the prophet family to pry into heaven’s secrets and catch clues that will cause great shocks to the Nine Lands in advance, as well as kill these possibilities before they can occur. In fact, it is understandable for them to do so.”
Lin Xuanzhi expressed a sneer and coldly said, “Don’t tell me that Ah Hen wanted to choose this kind of fate? If it weren’t for the prophet family wantonly spreading rumors about exceptional furnaces and the Star of Destruction, how could Ah Hen become the target of so many forces? Who knows, perhaps the Nine Lands would still be calm if not for them.”
“In the Nine Lands, there are also many cultivators who criticized the prophet family with similar words. Naturally, there is such a possibility,” Esteemed Lan Yue shook his head and calmly spoke, “but this possibility is truly too small. It is impossible for the prophet family to allow such a major variable to grow and ignore it. In addition, to bring out such a large divination array and to make such an important prediction public — I’m afraid that the prophets who took part in the divination array back then have already received severe backlash by now. Most likely, they’re either dead or injured. In this life, if they don’t encounter any great opportunity, their cultivation is already completely crippled.”
Lin Xuanzhi was shocked. He never thought that the prophet family would actually pay such a heavy price!
No wonder he had never heard too many rumors about the prophet family when he came to the Nine Lands in his last life. Perhaps, by that time, the family had been forced to retire from the secular world and live in seclusion.
“Is it worth it?”
“Whether it is worth it or not depends on what each person pursues.” Esteemed Lan Yue smiled faintly. “I think you probably hold much hatred towards those prophets?”
Lin Xuanzhi’s eyes sank and he gnashed his teeth. “I don’t care which path they walk; anyhow, it’s different from mine. Sooner or later, I’ll ask for an explanation from them.”
“Then hurry and get stronger.” Esteemed Lan Yue did not hold much sympathy for what would happen to those prophets in the same line of work as him. They chose their own path and naturally had to bear the consequences themselves. “When you are qualified to enter the Nine Lands, only then you will be qualified to say these things.”
“Yes.” Lin Xuanzhi looked at Esteemed Lan Yue, “Master, you will likely help me.”
“As your Teacher, I will certainly not disregard you.” Esteemed Lan Yue agreed. “However, I am very strict. Don’t cry if you suffer too much or feel tired.”
Lin Xuanzhi smiled, “Naturally, this will not happen.”
Esteemed Lan Yue was extremely satisfied with this little disciple whom he won over halfway on the road. When Lin Xuanzhi was on Broken Sword Peak before, that little old bastard from Broken Sword Peak always showed off in front of him. Also because Lin Xuanzhi’s talent on the sword path was too extraordinary, he was ahead of the other three Swords of Profound Sky by leaps and bounds, so Sinking Sword Peak always gave people a feeling of being weak.
Now that Lin Xuanzhi had arrived, Sinking Sword Peak’s enrollment this year was bound to bring in many good sprouts.
The three peaks belonged to the same sect but also had many competitive relations. There were only so many resources in Profound Sky Sect, so it was no surprise that the three peaks competed over them.
The addition of Lin Xuanzhi brought great help to Sinking Sword Peak. Three of the Four Swords of Profound Sky were all in Sinking Sword Peak. The meaning of this went without saying.
On the same night when Esteemed Lan Yue and Lin Xuanzhi had a frank discussion and got to know each other in-depth, the whole of Sinking Sword Peak held a banquet to celebrate the addition of Esteemed Lan Yue’s closed-door disciple.
Editor’s Little Theatre:
Broken Sword Peak, several years ago: Haha, I have the Great Beauty!
Sinking Sword Peak: He’ll be mine in the future! You won’t have him forever!
Broken Sword Peak: Never! He’s too great a power, his beauty is heaven-defying!
Sinking Sword Peak: He’s fated with us!
The Third Peak, Name Forgotten by Editor: QQ we also need a great beauty