"There were reasons for it?" the red-shirted man was vexed upon hearing Jian Wufeng's explanation. "Regardless of the reason, we should never have made the Seven Star Dao Palace our enemy. I have repeatedly cautioned you to be tolerant when outside."
The red-shirted fatty's name was Jian Buyi. He was much older than Jian Wufeng and was rather dissatisfied with the trouble Jian Wufeng had stirred. He knew Jian Wufeng's temper. He was a straightforward and stubborn person, which made it easy for him to offend others.
At that moment, Yi Yun took the initiative to step forward and say, "Senior Wufeng had exchanged blows with the Seven Star Dao Palace because of me."
Jian Buyi looked at Yi Yun and was dumbfounded. Who was this punk?
"I'm Yi Yun."
Yi Yun was facing people from the Clarity Pool Sword Sect after all. Since Jian Wufeng had saved his life, he was rather respectful to the Clarity Pool Sword Sect.
Jian Buyi was rendered somewhat speechless. He didn't care if the youth's name was Yi Yun or Er Yun. What he was most concerned about was the huge trouble with the Seven Star Dao Palace.
"Senior Brother, I saved our young friend, Yi Yun because he comes from the same lineage as our Clarity Pool Sword Sect."
"Oh? Same lineage?" Jian Buyi was increasingly confounded. The Clarity Pool Sword Sect did not have any branches, so how could they be from the same lineage?
Jian Wufeng added on, "Our Clarity Pool Sword Sect inherited the founding ancestor's heritage to be able to develop to this point. As for our young friend, Yi Yun, he has similarly inherited the founding ancestor's heritage. Furthermore, he is an astounding genius. His comprehension of the founding ancestor's Sword Dao can be said to have reached the acme of perfection. For a genius that shares our lineage, I would be willing to offend every sect in Central State Divine Territory to save him, much less than Seven Star Dao Palace."
The Clarity Pool Sword Sect disciples that were present to hear this were dumbfounded. Yi Yun had inherited the founding ancestor's heritage?
Although the Clarity Pool Sword Sect disciples did not know about Azure Yang Lord, they knew that the Clarity Pool Founding Ancestor was a greatly respected figure whose Sword Dao reached the acme of perfection. The Clarity Pool Sword Sect had inherited about 80%, leaving about 20% missing. However, every presiding batch of Clarity Pool Sword Sect geniuses would add to it, allowing them to develop a unique Sword Dao.
In terms of strength, the Clarity Pool Sword Sect was not considered a top faction in the Central State Divine Territory. However, in terms of Sword Dao heritage and the comprehension in the way of the sword, the Clarity Pool Sword Sect had always thought of themselves as second to none.
The Clarity Pool Sword Sect had pride in the sword!
Now, Jian Wufeng claimed that this Yi Yun had inherited the founding ancestor's heritage. That his comprehension of Sword Dao had reached the acme of perfection. The red-shirted fatty naturally disagreed.
Jian Wufeng continued, "Our young friend, Yi Yun, has promised to demonstrate his Sword Dao insights. I want to have every disciple in the Clarity Pool Sword Sect view them. Yi Yun has agreed to this. He is willing to demonstrate the Sword Dao several times. As for how much anyone can understand, that will depend on themselves."
Jian Wufeng's words were said to the various disciples of the Clarity Pool Sword Sect.
The moment he said those words, the crowd present were somewhat stunned.
They could ignore Jian Wufeng's claim that Yi Yun's Sword Dao had reached the acme of perfection, but they thought that since Yi Yun was a junior, he meant that his Sword Dao was superb only amongst juniors. But now, Jian Wufeng wanted all the Clarity Pool Sword Sect disciples to watch Yi Yun's demonstration of his Sword Dao?
Furthermore, he had also said that the amount they could understand depended on themselves as if they were unable to grasp it. Wasn't that belittling to them? Many people of the Clarity Pool Sword Sect were aiming to one day become one of the top ten swordsmen in the Central State Divine Territory. As for why they weren't aiming for first place, it was because there were freaks like Jian Fenghong and Jian Xiaoshuang in the world. It would be impossible for them to surpass that duo.
Jian Buyi frowned. He knew that Jian Wufeng had very high standards. Since he said so, it meant that the youth had some ability.
"How many years have you been practicing the way of the sword?" asked Jian Buyi.
"Almost sixty years," answered Yi Yun.
"Oh?" Jian Buyi raised his eyebrows. That amount of time was way too short. No matter how talented Yi Yun was, how strong could he be when he was limited by time? What was Jian Wufeng thinking?
"Sixty years? I have already cultivated in the way of the sword for six times that!"
Not far away, a Clarity Pool Sword Sect disciple grumbled softly. He had been practicing the way of the sword for 360 years. Yet, he had ended up having to learn from Yi Yun. However, since it was the Sect Master's words, he could not openly retort.
Many of the Clarity Pool Sword Sect disciples had cultivated for hundreds of years. As for Jian Fenghong, he had cultivated for 400 years.
Among those in the Clarity Pool Sword Sect, Jian Fenghong's strength was slightly weaker, but when it came to Sword Dao he was on par with the typical Elder.
Jian Fenghong had defeated all her peers but, against Jian Fenghong, she could only learn from him.
Jian Fenghong was always fond of Jian Xiaoshuang. Of course, he could patiently spar with Jian Xiaoshuang but who was Yi Yun? How could Jian Fenghong be okay with learning from Yi Yun?
"Pass the order. Once the defense arrays are fully activated, all disciples are to go to Attendance Sword Platform!"
Jian Wufeng was a man of his word. Jian Buyi did not refute, for he wanted to see how capable Yi Yun was.
The Clarity Pool Sword Sect's Attendance Sword Platform was at the top of Attendance Sword Peak. The sect had opened up a space for the platform themselves. It was a vast stone cliff. It was pure white in color and smooth like a mirror. Walking up to it, one could see reflections in it.
Many of the Clarity Pool Sword Sect disciples began gathering there. They had all heard that the Clarity Pool Sword Sect's Sect Master, Jian Wufeng, had offended the Seven Star Dao Palace in order to save a junior. And that junior was about to demonstrate his swordplay.
As he saw more and more Clarity Pool Sword Sect disciples gathered, Yi Yun thought to himself that he never expected so many people. It was because Jian Wufeng was deeply committed to the Clarity Pool Sword Sect. He wished that all Clarity Pool Sword Sect disciples would have an opportunity to enhance their strength.
Yi Yun did not mind this. His original intention was to pass on what Azure Yang Lord had learned to his descendants. The more people there were, the more thorough his repayment was.
"Wait, I have a sword here. Let's see if you can use it!" said Jian Wufeng as he took out a long wooden box.
It was an ornate wooden box that looked somewhat aged. When Jian Wufeng opened the wooden box, he revealed a sword wrapped in azure-colored silk.
Upon seeing this sword, Jian Buyi's eyes flashed.
"Clarity Pool Ancestral Sword?"
The Clarity Pool Ancestral Sword had a mysterious origin. It was obtained from an ancient ruin by the Clarity Pool Sword Sect ten million years ago. The sword was extremely special and it was a cornerstone sword of the Clarity Pool Sword Sect.
The previous holder of the Clarity Pool Ancestral Sword had left it to Jian Wufeng. This made Jian Buyi somewhat uncomfortable because he was the eldest disciple, but he did not object to it. The reason being that the Clarity Pool Ancestral Sword was much stronger in Jian Wufeng's hands than his.
The Clarity Pool Ancestral Sword performed completely differently in the hands of different people. It possessed a spirituality. Those that were not acknowledged by the sword would only feel like they were holding a hard piece of matter. But when held by one that had gained its acknowledgment, it was a peerless divine sword. It could render the skies asunder and be nearly omnipotent.