Chapter 3481: The Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets (2)
As soon as he heard how special the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets was, Jian Chen discreetly clicked his tongue. “Even Ninth Heavenly Layer Immortal Exalts have to follow the rules and pay the fees when they enter the Observance Heaven city, yet the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets doesn’t have to follow this rule at all? Don’t tell me some kind of special relationship exists between the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets and the Observance Heaven city?”
“You’re right about that, master. There is indeed a connection between the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets and the Observance Heaven city. However, this connection can be traced back to the Grand Exalt who forged the city. The special authority that they enjoy here was bestowed to them by the master of the Observance Heaven city.”
“Even though times have changed and the master of the Observance Heaven city has already perished, the artifact spirit continues to follow the rules set down by its master.”
“As a result, every disciple of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets is extremely special in the Observance Heaven city. No one is willing, much less bold enough, to offend them, as that could lead to punishment from the artifact spirit of the Observance Heaven city.” Zi Ying explained.
“What if the disciples of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets abuse their position to harass others? Doesn’t that mean you have to constantly endure them?” Jian Chen frowned.
“You don’t have to worry about that. The Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets always holds itself in harmony with the world. They are aloof in nature and never participate in any conflicts or battles. They can basically be considered as the only sect that does not have any conflicts of interest with any organisations in the Immortals’ World.”
“However, the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets peers into the heavenly secrets. They know many secrets about the Immortals’ World. It can be said that the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets basically knows all as long as it doesn’t touch on the level of Grand Exalts.”
“From this point, the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets’s abilities are virtually equivalent to a Grand Exalt’s. Many Grand Exalts need to merge with the world to view the deepest secrets, which the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets will also know.”
“That’s because the disciples of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets have all grasped the Way of Divination. Even if there are disciples who haven’t grasped it, they will still be capable of things similar in nature.”
“In particular, it’s said that every master of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets has grasped the Way of Divination. They basically know everything. They are equivalent to the representatives of the heavenly secrets.”
“As a result, experts from many major sects in the Immortals’ World regularly come to the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets to purchase the information they require. They can’t come into contact with Grand Exalts, so the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets is the best choice for the various organisations in the Immortals’ World,” Zi Ying said.
Very soon, under the guide of the sword spirits, Jian Chen arrived at the centre of the Observance Heaven city. He found a seven-storeyed pavilion near the city lord’s estate. Hanging from the pavilion was a plaque with the fancy words “Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets” engraved.
Obviously, this was not the location of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets’ sect. Instead, it was an out-facing branch, responsible for receiving various customers.
However, the entrance was extremely quiet. It was almost deserted, forming a clear contrast with the busy stores nearby that immortals constantly entered and exited.
“Senior, how may I help you?” asked a disciple of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets politely, coming up to receive Jian Chen as soon as he entered.
This was a child that was only a Heavenly Immortal. In terms of the system from the Saints’ World, he had not even reached Godhood.
“I’ve come to purchase information on the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens.” Jian Chen directly stated his intentions.
“Please go to level six, senior!” The disciple from the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets made an inviting gesture and politely escorted Jian Chen to the sixth storey.
There were many secret rooms on the sixth floor. Each secret room was protected by a formation, isolating all voices and probes.
Jian Chen entered one of the secret rooms under the guide of the disciple from the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets.
A middle-aged man was already seated there. He wore the uniform of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets, and it seemed like he had already spent quite a lot of time waiting there.
The child from the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets bowed politely to the middle-aged man after bringing Jian Chen inside. Then he carefully made his way out again.
In the next moment, the door to the secret room was shut and a formation enveloped the entire place.
The middle-aged man also opened his eyes. He clasped his fist towards Jian Chen and said, “Our Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets has five levels regarding the information about the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens. Level one is the lowest and level five is the highest. Please ask your question first. We’ll judge the level depending on the difficulty of the question afterwards.”
“If you have any questions below level three, I’ll be able to resolve them for you. If they’re above level three, then I’ll have to ask an elder or even a great elder of the sect.”
“If I choose level five, what will I have to pay?” Jian Chen asked.
A sliver of surprise appeared in the man’s eyes. “A level five question? If it’s a level five question, you’ll need three high quality god artifacts at the very least.”
Jian Chen could not help but gasp when he heard that. Such a price was more than just expensive.
After all, even some peak experts who had only just reached Grand Prime or Grand Exalt did not possess a single high quality god artifact.
In the end, just investigating some information from the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets would require such a great price. He could not help but criticise inside that the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets was far too greedy.
The man from the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets seemed to notice Jian Chen’s dissatisfaction. He explained. “Please don’t develop the false impression that our Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets charges exorbitant fees. It’s because the matters connected to the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens are just too great. On top of that, the level five question that you’ve chosen can probably only be answered by a great elder or even the master of our Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets.”
“Then what is the price if I want to find out about what happened to the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens over the recent three million years?” Jian Chen asked. He only needed to find any random Immortal Emperor on the Reverent Observance Heaven to gain a rough understanding of that, but he was certain that the sword spirits had their reason for telling him to come to the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets.
“Then may I ask if senior wants to know about the information on the surface or the information hidden behind all of this?” the man from the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets asked.
However, as soon as he asked that, an old man suddenly appeared in the completely-sealed secret room.
The old man was also dressed in the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets’ uniform. He was ruddy and amicable in appearance with wisps of mist curling around him. He seemed like an enlightened being.
He did not give off any presence. It was impossible to detect him through the senses of the soul. The only way to see him clearly was by looking at him with the naked eye.
The old man’s appearance immediately made Jian Chen narrow his eyes. Even with his current strength, he had failed to sense how the old man had arrived here.
As Jian Chen was secretly surprised, the man from the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets leapt to his feet urgently and bowed politely towards the old man. “Greetings, pavilion master!”
The old man’s gaze was fixed on Jian Chen the entire time. He smiled gently. He raised his hand at the disciple of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets behind him and said steadily, “Keep doing what you’re doing, but I’ll personally receive this little friend!”
When he heard that, the middle-aged man from the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets shuddered inside. Surprise filled his face. Just who was the master of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets? He was actually personally receiving him?
For a moment, the way the disciple of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets looked at Jian Chen began to change. However, he did not ask any questions. Instead, he answered politely, “Yes, pavilion master!”
“My little friend, let’s talk somewhere else.” The master of the Pavilion of Heavenly Secrets smiled at Jian Chen. He did not do anything, but in the next moment, he and Jian Chen suddenly vanished.