The members of the Shen clan who have come today were pushy and overbearing. They did not listen to anyone and wanted to get the Sky River Great Elder back to the Tianhe Realm.
The Shen clan would never allow the Sky River Great Elder to leave the Tianhe Realm. Even more so, they would not allow the Sky River Great Elder to nurture his own faction, especially a faction like the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
A formless pressure enveloped the Heavenly Mandate Academy. This academy that had just been created was facing pressure from the Golden Divine Nation and the Shen clan. If the Sky River Great Elder was to announce that he would resign from the role of the dean of the Heavenly Mandate Academy, then everything that happened today could only be described as ridiculous.
The Heavenly Mandate Academy took its name from the Heavenly Mandate Realm. It would become a symbol of the Heavenly Mandate Realm in the future. Powerful fighters from the Heavenly Mandate Realm had stepped forward to observe the ceremony and congratulate Ye Futian. There were even people from other realms who had come to congratulate him. What would it mean if the dean was forced to resign in the blink of an eye?
The reputation of the Heavenly Mandate Academy would collapse immediately.
The Shen clan claimed that this was animosity between them and the Sky River Great Elder. However, they had stepped forward at this moment to put the Heavenly Mandate Academy on the spot.
The Shen clan clearly did not wish to face a powerful Heavenly Mandate Academy.
The Sky River Great Elder swept his gaze toward the members of the Shen clan. Indeed, the Shen clan was as overbearing as they were before
He was once an influential figure in the Central Emperor Realm. What a joke. After the crisis he encountered in the Tianhe Realm, the Shen clan still wanted to establish total control over him and not allow him to have freedom.
He was an existence at the peak of Renhuang, yet he did not have any dignity.
However, the Sky River Great Elder was extremely calm. It was as though he had grown used to this. He had made it past the war back then. There was nothing he could not tolerate.
Compared to the Sky River Great Elder, the rest of the people present had ugly expressions. The powerful fighters of the Heavenly Mandate Academy, as well as the people who had come to celebrate, such as the Xiao clan, Dou clan, and the Yuanyang clan, had been in high spirits just now. However, the overbearing Shen clan had directly shattered their celebratory mood.
It was as though the Shen clan had not considered their point of view. The Shen clan did not adopt a pacifist approach in dealing with this matter. Instead, they stepped forward directly with an obvious motive. They wanted to suppress the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
"Shen clan, you are too much of a bully," a voice rang out at that moment. Lord Taixuan stood in the air above the library. He looked toward the powerful fighters of the Shen clan with a cold expression and said, "The Heavenly Mandate Academy has been created today. We would welcome you if you have come to have a drink. Otherwise, please excuse yourselves."
The old man's calm voice seemed to harbor a hint of fury. He gave the Shen clan a forceful reply.
In the past, Lord Taixuan had traveled the realms and discussed the Great Path together with the Sky River Great Elder. He had been powerless during the saga back then and had always blamed himself. How could he tolerate the situation now that he had broken past the bottleneck and saw that the Shen clan was bullying the Shen clan and suppressing the Heavenly Mandate Academy?
He had nothing more to ask now that he had cultivated his abilities to this level. This was the endpoint of his cultivation. Thus, he would rather do as his heart wished and feel better about himself. He did not care if he had to face the Shen clan or the Golden Divine Nation.
While he spoke, a formless pressure of the Great Path enveloped an infinite space. The clouds in the sky were dyed golden. Many people looked up to see the radiant, golden clouds. The entire world seemed to have been enveloped by authoritative pressure. Anyone who was below the level of Renhuang found it difficult to breathe.
Even though the war had not broken out, the pressuring aura made them feel extremely uncomfortable.
The lord ultimately stepped forward and made his attitude known.
At this moment, Ye Futian felt a little guilty. In actuality, he had pulled Lord Taixuan over to the Heavenly Mandate Academy to make use of his strength. The Heavenly Mandate Academy required a figure of his level to oversee the place. Only then would the academy be stable. Otherwise, they would still lack a force that stood at the very top even if all of the factions in the Heavenly Mandate Realm came together.
That was why he pulled the Sky River Great Elder over to be the dean and the lord to be a guest minister.
Before he came, his grandmaster, the Sky River Great Elder, had gone directly to the Taixuan Mountain. The great elder then came together with the lord. Ye Futian knew that the two elders understood his plans. They knew of Ye Futian's intentions, yet they were still willing to help him.
The powerful fighters of the Shen clan were rather surprised. Lord Taixuan had taken the stage and gave a forceful reply.
The king of the Golden Divine Nation remained seated on his golden throne. He was authoritative and overbearing. It was as if all of this did not concern him and that he had just come to witness the spectacle.
"Lord, are you intending to interfere with the matter between the Shen clan and the Sky River Great Elder?" the powerful fighter leading the Shen clan's group said coldly.
"It is the Shen clan that is forcefully interfering with the creation of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. Furthermore, what right does the Shen clan have to stop the Sky River Great Elder from being the dean of the Heavenly Mandate Academy?" Lord Taixuan continued, "I'll repeat myself. You can come in to have a drink if you want, but please excuse yourself if you have any other matters."
The Shen clan was extremely powerful. They could be said to be one of the most powerful factions in the Nine Supreme Imperial Realms. However, unless a figure who stood at the very top came, what could they do against Lord Taixuan?
He wanted to see if the Shen clan would attack.
The powerful fighter from the Shen clan laughed when they heard Lord Taixuan's words. He lived up to his reputation as an existence who had broken through the limits of cultivation. He was forceful indeed.
Though, did he want to fight against the Shen clan?
The powerful fighter leading the Shen clan turned around and swept his gaze across the fighters on the ground. He said with a bright voice, "How many people in the Tianhe Realm lost their lives because of the incident involving the Sky River Great Elder back then. 3000 disciples. They were almost exterminated. Why, does the Heavenly Mandate Academy want to continue implicating the people cultivating in the Heavenly Mandate Realm?"
There was an immense threat in his voice. He continued, "If the Sky River Great Elder were to become the dean of the Heavenly Mandate Academy, then the disciples of the Heavenly Mandate Academy would be regarded as members of the Sky River Great Elder's faction. Thus, I wanted to advise all of you from the Heavenly Mandate Realm to be cautious."
The word 'cautious' spread throughout the surroundings and impacted the ears of everyone who listened. The unbridled threat spread throughout the Heavenly Mandate City. It caused the countless fighters in the city to become silent instantly.
Nearly 3000 of the Sky River Great Elder's disciples had been slaughtered by the Shen clan back then?
They were not hiding anything.
If the Sky River Great Elder were going to become the dean of the Heavenly Mandate Academy, then the Shen clan would make it such that no one would dare to cultivate in the Heavenly Mandate Academy.
The king of the Golden Divine Nation, who was sitting on the throne, was also an immense threat. It was as though the heads of everyone present was doused with cold water. Countless people who had wanted to enroll in the Heavenly Mandate Academy to train seemed to have become more alert.
"I am also curious as to how many disciples the Heavenly Mandate Academy can attract," the king of the Golden Divine Nation also said.
The Shen clan had first suppressed the Sky River Great Elder. Now, they were interfering with the disciples. Their methods were vicious and forceful.
As a place of spreading the Great Path, it would be humiliating if no one dared to enroll into the academy to train.
"Since the Sky River Great Elder is going to be your dean, then you guys can continue," the powerful fighter of the Shen clan said coldly. He continued standing in the air high above the academy and looked down at everything under him. It was as though he was enjoying the power he wielded.
Ye Futian looked toward the powerful fighter from the Shen clan and the king of the Golden Divine Nation. He then looked at the vast crowd under him. He said loudly without hesitation, "The Heavenly Mandate Academy will accept disciples from all over the world. They have to go through a test. Those who pass the test can train in the outer sect of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. The core disciples of the Heavenly Mandate Academy shall be chosen from the outer sect disciples.
"The selection period for the first batch of outer sect disciples will continue for three months. It starts immediately. Those who wish to enter the academy to train can directly enter the Heavenly Mandate Academy and take the test."
Ye Futian surveyed the crowd after he spoke.
There were countless figures in the vast Heavenly Mandate City, but none of them walked out. Several people whispered to one another. The atmosphere was dull.
One could imagine just how bustling the Heavenly Mandate Academy would be if the Shen clan and the Golden Divine Nation was not here.
Powerful fighters would have stepped into the Heavenly Mandate Academy one after the other to become the first batch of the Academy's disciples.
However, under the threat of the two powerhouses, no one dared to act recklessly.
The king of the Golden Divine Nation scanned the area under him. There was a faint look of mockery in his golden eyes. The Heavenly Mandate Academy had created quite the spectacle. They would be reduced to a joke if things ended like this.
The Heavenly Mandate Realm would remember this ridiculous day.
The powerful fighter of the Shen clan did not look down. Instead, he shot his gaze in the direction of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. His gaze was ice-cold. Did the Sky River Great Elder think that he would be free of the Shen clan if he did this? Or did he plan to use the strength of the Heavenly Mandate Academy to resist the Shen clan in the future?
There was a group of people in an unassuming place amidst the endless crowd. A lady stepped forward.
"Qianyue," someone shouted. Yun Qianyue turned to look at the members of her family.
"I want to go," Yun Qianyue shouted. Her life had been given to her by Ye Futian. She knew that Ye Futian had admitted that she was his disciple only to save her, but in her heart, she forever regarded Ye Futian as her teacher, no matter if her teacher remembered her existence or not.
The powerful fighters of the Yun clan were rather hesitant. Those were two powerful factions. The king of the Golden Divine Nation was sitting on his throne. There were also powerful fighters from the Shen clan. No one dared to step out because they were afraid of being the first one.
The first person who stepped out would definitely offend the two superpowers. Who knew what would happen to them?
Thus, no one dared to be the first to step out.
"Qianyue," the current clan master of the Yun clan looked toward Yun Qianyue and said, "Go."
If not for Ye Futian back then, his lineage would have been destroyed.
He had to repay the kindness.
"En." Yu Qianyue nodded with a smile. She then stepped forward and walked to the front.
She walked past many figures and traversed through the crowd. Many people looked at her with a weird expression. What was she trying to do?
Yun Qianyue's cultivation level was not high, and she was a lady. Did she want to be the first person to step forward?
Yun Qianyue walked forward a step at a time and arrived at the perimeter of the Heavenly Mandate Academy. At this moment, countless gazes fell onto Yun Qianyue. Even the gazes of the Golden Divine Nation and the powerful fighters of the Shen clan landed on her.
She was trembling slightly. Even though those were gazes, she felt a suffocating pressure. No one could understand what she was feeling right now.
However, she continued to walk forward with her head held high. She did not retreat even though her body was trembling slightly. She walked into the Heavenly Mandate Academy and said, "I wish to train in the Heavenly Mandate Academy and take the test."
"Qianyue." Ye Futian had a look of shock when he saw her. This was the lady he had first met when he entered the Heavenly Mandate Academy. He had almost forgotten about her existence.
He did not expect her to step out at this moment.
Yun Qianyue let out a radiant smile when she met Ye Futian's gaze. Her teacher might have forgotten about her, but she would never forget him!
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