Chapter 907: Return of the Changyang Clan Ancestor
Currently, an old man flew in the sky several hundred kilometers away from Lore City. He traveled extremely fast, utilizing Spatial Force as he fused with the surrounding space. He traveled several kilometers in the blink of an eye.
“Gesun Kingdom, I’ve returned. Lore City, I’ve returned. Changyang clan, I wonder if you still remember your ancestor after so many years,” said the old man with a sigh as he flew. He was Changyang Zu Yunkong, who had just returned. He was the founder of the Changyang clan, known as the Changyang clan ancestor by people.
Changyang Zu Yunkong traveled directly for the Tian Yuan Continent after he had initially left Three Saint Island. He spent over a month traveling, covering several millions of kilometers before he finally returned to the Tian Yuan Continent.
Once upon a time, Changyang Zu Yunkong believed that he would never be able to return to the continent ever again. As a result, he was was extremely excited as well as strewn between emotions when he returned this time.
Finally, he could vaguely see Lore City up ahead. As he saw the huge city walls, Changyang Zu Yunkong’s excitement peaked.
“Argh!” Changyang Zu Yunkong roared out as he was unable to suppress his emotions. His voice was thunderous, echoing in the surroundings and spreading far off into the distance. He seemed to be venting all the steam he had gathered throughout the years. Afterward, he shot toward the Changyang clan like an arrow as he radiated with a vast presence.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Yeyun currently gazed down at the flourishing clan from the window of the tower. Suddenly, Changyang Zu Yunxiao’s eyes narrowed and he gently raised his head to stare into the distance. He could feel the presence of a Saint Ruler rapidly approaching the area but he paid no mind to it.
“As long as he doesn’t cause trouble in the city, then let him be,” thought Changyang Zu Yunxiao. They protected the Changyang clan and since the clan was in Lore City, they had vaguely become the protector gods of the city, which even made the kingdom’s status increase greatly.
“I’ve already successfully become a Saint Ruler. I’ve gained another two millennia of life. I wonder if my parents are still fine. I need to pay a visit to the protector clan to see them sometime in the future. Though I wonder if they still can recognize me as I am right now.” Many thoughts swam through Changyang Zu Yunkong’s head as he flew. He felt conflicted, scattered among many emotions.
Changyang Zu Yunkong boldly made his way into the city, slowly flying toward the bare center of the Changyang clan and landing there.
“The current Changyang clan is indeed much more powerful than before. All of this is because of my talented grandson.” Changyang Zu Yunkong constantly looked around the rebuilt clan. He was filled with excitement that he struggled to hide.
“How audacious! Who are you!? You haven’t entered through the main entrance! Don’t you know the rules of our Changyang clan?” A large group of guards immediately moved in unison and surrounded him as soon as he landed in the open space. They all wrapped around him aggressively. All their faces were cold.
Changyang Zu Yunkong could not help but smile when he realized the quality of the guards. The guards were much better than before, both in terms of teamwork and strength. Among them, he had even discovered a few Earth Saint Masters. The guards were never this powerful before.
Just as Changyang Zu Yunkong was about to speak, his surroundings froze abruptly. It bound him tightly, even removing his ability to talk.
As he was shocked, a white-robed, middle-aged man floated down gently from the tower. He was Changyang Zu Yunxiao.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao immediately became stunned the moment he saw Changyang Zu Yunkong. His eyes were filled with disbelief as well as intense excitement. Although so many years had passed, Changyang Zu Yunxiao’s appearance had not changed at all. Changyang Zu Yunkong recognized him at first glance.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao stared at the old man who had trespassed the clan in such a bold fashion and could not help but frown slightly. He felt an extremely familiar feeling from this old man, as if he had seen him somewhere before. However, he was willing to swear that he had never met this old man.
“No one is allowed to trespass the Changyang clan. Leave immediately and come through the main entrance or don’t blame me for being impolite,” Changyang Zu Yunxiao said normally as he suppressed the suspicions in his heart. However, just as he wanted to wave his hand and send the familiar old man out, uncle Chang flashed past all the guards in his caretaker’s attire, directly arriving before the trapped Changyang Zu Yunkong.
Uncle Chang stared blankly at Changyang Zu Yunkong. His old face instantly became flooded with emotion as he said with a trembling voice, “Master, master, you’ve finally returned, you’ve finally returned.” Two streaks of turbid tears rolled uncontrollably down his cheeks, before he suddenly fell to his knees. He knelt as he said emotionally, “Master, you’ve finally returned.”
The surrounding guards were all stunned by this. They looked at each other with emotions of astonishment. Uncle Chang was currently the oldest member of the clan; although he was not the patriarch, even the patriarch needed to treat him politely. Yet uncle Chang was now actually referring to an old man they had never met in such a way. It made them all tongue-tied.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao’s complexion changed suddenly. His heart tossed and turned, extremely moved. He stared at the old man who had trespassed the clan in disbelief as he said with a trembling voice, “Y- y- you’re- you’re- you’re Kong’er?” Changyang Zu Yunxiao had already released Changyang Zu Yunkong from the bindings as he said that, allowing Changyang Zu Yunkong to regain control over his body.
The white-dressed, elegant Changyang Zu Yeyun also descended from the sky quickly. She stared blankly at Changyang Zu Yunkong’s old appearance. She too was filled with emotion and disbelief.
“Y- you’re Kong’er? Are you really Kong’er?” Changyang Zu Yeyun said with a trembling voice. Two streaks of emotional tears rolled from her eyes. She was overwhelmed with disbelief.
When Changyang Zu Yunkong had first left the protector clan, he still had the appearance of a man in his twenties. That face had been burned deeply into the couple’s minds, making them unable to ever forget it. However, now that they had met again, Changyang Zu Yunkong had become a wrinkly old man. It completely overthrew what the couple had anticipated, almost causing them to fail to recognize him.
Changyang Zu Yunkong stared back at Changyang Zu Yeyun and Changyang Zu Yunxiao with mixed emotions. He fell to his knees and said with a trembling voice, “Father, mother, Kong’er has been a horrible son. I have made the two of you worry.”
“Kong’er, Kong’er, it really is you.” Confirming his identity, Changyang Zu Yeyun could no longer suppress her emotions. She shot toward him like an arrow, embracing him tightly.
“Kong’er, Kong’er. My child, you’ve finally returned. Mother missed you so much. Mother had even believed that she would never see you again.” Changyang Zu Yeyun choked with sobs. The joy and other emotions in her heart had completely overwhelmed her.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao who stood to one side also began to weep. He was extremely moved as he mumbled, “As long as you’ve returned. As long as you’ve returned. It has been so tough on you these years, Kong’er.”
“Master, you’ve finally returned. This old servant thought he would never be able to see you again,” uncle Chang said emotionally.
The surrounding guards all watched on in complete astonishment. Quickly, a few smart guard captains guessed Changyang Zu Yunkong’s identity and immediately bowed down. They cried out, “We greet the old patriarch.”
“We greet the old patriarch!” The other guards all returned to their senses and bowed down too.
Afterward, all the elders and important members of the clan hurried over after receiving the news. They all came to pay their respect to the ancestor’s return.
“Kong’er, wasn’t there a seal in your mind that prevented you from becoming a Saint Ruler? W- why have you now become a Saint Ruler?” Changyang Zu Yunxiao asked as the three of them calmed down. He was filled with doubt.
Changyang Zu Yeyun had also noticed this and immediately revealed an expression of astonishment. She said, “Kong’er, you’ve actually become a Saint Ruler. Perhaps the seal in your head has been undone?”
Changyang Zu Yunkong thought of Jian Chen the moment they brought this up. He immediately revealed a joyful smile and said, “Father, mother, the reason why I could become a Saint Ruler was all because of a great grandson by the name of Changyang Xiangtian. He risked his life to enter the depths of the Fantasy Star Ocean and obtained a stalk of hundred-thousand-year Dragon’s Saliva. The grasses’ power suppressed the seal, allowing me to finally become a Saint Ruler.”
“Changyang Xiangtian. It’s actually him,” Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Yeyun both mumbled gently. They both revealed happy smiles, before taking their son into the tower with them.
A barrier was personally cast down by Changyang Zu Yunxiao around the tower, restricting any sounds from spreading to the outside. Inside, the three of them conversed for a whole day. In that time, Changyang Zu Yunkong told them everything that had happened since he left the protector clan, and also learned about the most recent matters that had happened on the continent from his parents in detail. That included the matter regarding his great grandson, Changyang Xiangtian, and the Winged Tiger God.
Even with Changyang Zu Yunkong’s temperament, he struggled to stay calm after learning everything. He could not help but suck in a breath, quickly beginning to worry about the safety of his grandson. After all, the people searching for him were the ten most ancient protector clans of the continent.
“Xiangtian, that child is currently in the sea realm. Kong’er, you don’t need to worry about his safety for now. At least Saint Kings can’t enter the sea realm. He should be relatively safe hiding there,” Changyang Zu Yunxiao comforted him as soon as he noticed Changyang Zu Yunkong’s anxiety.
The return of the Changyang clan ancestor caused the clan to celebrate jubilantly. In the morning of the very next day, the king hurried over impatiently after receiving the news. He had come to pay respects to the Changyang clan ancestor. However, when he arrived at the clan, Changyang Zu Yunkong had already left the kingdom with his parents. They went to the protector clan to get the great elders to remove the seal in his head.