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When everyone thought of the powerful abilities Ling Xian demonstrated, they were shocked to the extreme. Being great at ancient arrays was reasonable, but how could he be so good at alchemy as well!
He was only 20 something!
Everyone raised their heads and looked upwards, utterly speechless from shock. When they thought of Ling Xian's age and his accomplishments, and after comparing themselves to him, they felt like they've been living like pigs.
"The rumors are true. This person… really is mult.i.talented." Yan Xiong Fei was completely astonished. Staring at the calm young man, he found him hard to read.
It was not only him. Everyone else all thought Ling Xian was like a cloud of fog – they could see him but they could not see through him.
The moon was hanging high in the sky, draping down faint light that covered up the entire garden of beasts.
When the hundreds of beasts growled at the moon, half of them broke through to the foundational level. The rest had increased in capabilities and surpa.s.sed their trainings from before!
Everyone glanced at the beasts, then shifted their gazes to Ling Xian. Their eyes were filled with respect, appreciation, and shock.
It was as if they saw a G.o.d.
This was normal. Ling Xian first fixed the Array of Unyielding Emotions, then used two medicinal Dans to bring back the beasts from the verge of death and increase their capabilities!
Not only did this recover the cover the Yan Clan suffered, it actually increased the clan's gains!
Remember, to train these beasts, the Yan Clan spent more than a decade on them. If they all died, it would cause great suffering and pain to the Clan.
After Ling Xian did his part in saving the situation, how could these people not feel thankful?
Without a doubt, at this very moment, everyone was feeling grateful towards Ling Xian. Even more than before!
Under everyone's admired gaze, Ling Xian grinned, "Leader Yan, I wonder if you are happy with this gift? Does it count as a grand gift?"
"Happy, I am so happy!" Yan Xiong Fei nodded harshly as he stared at the fifty eighth realm beasts. His face was squished from his huge smile, "Not only did you save my clan from tragedy, you added 50 foundational levelled cultivators to my clan. If this isn't a grand gift, I don't know what's considered grand."
"Yeah, it is the best gift that can be offered!"
"That's right. 50 beasts of the eighth realm. With them, our capabilities have increased by at least 30 percent!"
"Every beast also has intelligence now. Before long, those who haven't broken through will reach the foundational level. Our capabilities will increase greatly again!"
Everyone chimed in with compliments and praises.
"As long as Leader Yan is happy." Ling Xian meaningfully looked at Yan Xiong Fei, "Then, the matter with our alliance – I am counting on you."
"Haha, do not worry. I will speak to the other three leaders." Yan Xiong Fei laughed out loud, well aware of Ling Xian's intentions. If this was before, he would've thought of it for a long time before agreeing.
But before him, Ling Xian had gifted the Yan Clan such a grand gift. If he still said no, then it would be very unfriendly. After all, he had agreed to the alliance so he had to think of the Clan.
Thus, getting the other three clans on board, was something he must now do.
"Great. Then I will wait for the good news." Ling Xian sighed in relief. He knew that since Yan Xiong Fei agreed to it, he now had more of an advantage, even if the other three clans said no.
What the future holds was a bit less troublesome.
"Bai Xaio Qi, meeting you, is the greatest misfortune of my life." Ling Xian mumbled to himself, but he was not regretful.
As a human being living in this world, if logical, will never really run into danger. But at the same time, a life without some thrills is not a fun one. If all goes smoothly and without disruptions, what is the meaning of life?
Therefore, Ling Xian felt troubled, but not regretful.
"Haha, don't worry. You have done so much for my clan. If I don't even return the favor, then it looks really bad on my end." Yan Xiong Fei laughed brightly, his voice full of excitement.
Two major events had contributed to his happiness. First, the Array of Unyielding Emotions was restored, and the problem that bothered the Yan Clan for thousands of years was no longer an issue. Then, the capability of the clan had improved. How could he not be happy?
Even though these two events were all because of Ling Xian, since these achievements happened while he was the clan leader, he will be remembered in the history of the clan! He will be written down in the history books and be an idol that all future generations set as their goals!
Upon realizing this, Yan Xiong Fei's spirits were lifted.
"Then, thank you." Ling Xian beamed. Even though the reason why he did all this was half because of Bai Xiao Qi, the other half was because of the Immortal of Array.
It was now without a doubt that the Yan Clan was the descendants of Feng Qing Ming.
"Haha, we still haven't greeted you properly since your arrival!"
Yan Xiong Fei laughed and looked at Ling Xian. He suggested, "Since we have so much good things going on, how about I set up a banquet. It is to welcome you and to thank you. I wonder if you would be okay with it?"
Ling Xian hesitated. He enjoyed quietness and always hid away from rowdiness. He planned on declining but once he saw everyone's hopeful gazes, the changed his mind.
"Since you are so willing, saying no would be unkind to you."
Yan Xiong Fei laughed and waved around his sleeve, "Go tell the chef and everyone in the clan that we will be hosting a banquet today to show our appreciation for Master Xian."
"Yes, leader! We will go prepare now."
Everyone nodded and walked away to prepare.
The Yan Clan was one of the controlling forces of the Trading Island, thus it had a high population. At the very least, there were 5000 people. If he planned on inviting everyone, then it would create a lot of work. But to the Yan Clan, it was not exactly hard."
"Leader Yan, isn't this too much trouble?" Ling Xian frowned.
"Do not worry. We have to do this no matter how troublesome it is." Yan Xiong Fei waved his hand and smiled, "How do we show our appreciation if we don't drink with you?"
"If you want to thank me, you can simply convince the other three leaders." Ling Xian grinned.
"Do not worry, I will do my best with that." Yan Xiong Fei nodded, "Let us go. We will enjoy the view and walk towards the field. By the time we get there, they will be done preparing."
Then, he began to march towards the field.
Ling Xian nodded and followed.
Just like that, the two of them strolled towards the field as they enjoyed the beauty of the clan.
One had to admit that the Yan Clan had got great sceneries.
There were a variety of flowers, many beautiful architectures, and countless ponds and rivers. The scenery was like a painting.
After about an hour, Ling Xian and Yan Xiong Fei arrived before a dense forest.
The moonlight was dim and it was late into the night.
Despite this, the field was brightly lit with all sorts of equipment. Before them, the field was completely white. The giant field was filled with tables after tables, and on them, were bowls and chopsticks.
Cultivators were busily working around the field, every single one of them was sweating as they paced around. They squeezed through the tables and worked to prepare for the great banquet.
Seeing this, Ling Xian felt very apologetic, "Leader Yan, to welcome me, you have made everyone so busy. Aren't you overdoing this?"
"Not at all."
Yan Xiong Fei waved his hand and pointed forward, "See, though they are busy, none of them appear annoyed. What does this prove? It means they are willingly doing all the work. They all want to finish preparing for the banquet to show you their thanks."
Ling Xian hesitated and observed more carefully. It was true, though everyone was busy, they were all smiling. His heart felt warm.
Even though he didn't care much about whether or not these people were truly thankful towards him, to gain everyone's respect was something that warmed him up.
"If that's the case, then let us stay here a bit longer so we don't rush them." Ling Xian grinned and stopped Yan Xiong Fei was stepping onto the field.
"Okay." Yan Xiong Fei nodded. The way he looked at Ling Xian was soft, very much like he was looking at his son in law.
After half an hour, everyone from the Yan Clan had arrived. As they discussed Ling Xian's legends, they all lent their hands to help cook all the delicious food.
Instantly, the entire field turned clamorous.
There were a few thousand people working together as they chitchatted about what Ling Xian had done.
After another half an hour, the preparation for the banquet finally finished. Delicious dishes were all placed on the table, making everyone hungry.
Then, everyone began to take their seats by the table. In the blink of an eye, all chairs were filled. Those with high status sat in the front, those less powerful sat in the back.
The table at the very front however, was completely empty. n.o.body dared to sit in it.
It was the seat they saved for Ling Xian.
"Okay, let us go now." Ling Xian grinned and finally showed himself.
In that second, the originally clamorous crowd was silenced.
All eyes were all Ling Xian, full of respect and admiration.
It was as if they were looking at a real immortal.