Chapter 19: Unravel the Exquisite Delicacy Bureau and Become the Sect Master’s Martial Uncle!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
On Shenting Peak.
Yue Zhengchun and the elders and disciples of Shenting Peak looked at the broken stones in front of them in a daze, not daring to believe it.
One had to know that their ancestral master left behind this Immortal Destiny Ancient Monument. It had been left in the Immortal Destiny Holy Land for countless years. Countless disciples used it to test their strength, and it was very stable. But now, it had turned into a pile of broken stones.
“I wonder who broke this Immortal’s Destiny Ancient Monument?” An Elder exclaimed.
At this moment, the Peak Master of Shenting Peak shook his head and said, “No matter who it is, he must be an expert!”
Everyone was extremely shocked.
A strength of more than ten million kg was probably something only those almighty experts who could move mountains and fill seas could do!
“It seems that there is an expert hidden in our Immortal Destiny Holy Land!”
Ye Chen resumed his usual life.
In the following days, he would go to different places on the Shenting Peak to sign in.
Of course, he did it very covertly. He would release his spiritual sense almost every time to find out that there was no one in these places before he would come over.
[Sign in at the Ancient Pool on Shenting Peak, and you will receive the Immortal Divine technique!]
[Sign in at the top of the Shenting Peak, and you will receive the relic golden core!]
[Sign in under the statue of the saint of the Shenting Peak, and you will receive the divine ability demon transformation!]
Ye Chen signed in once a day, and he received different rewards every day.
Ye Chen found that although he could sign in many places many times, the rewards for signing in the first time would definitely be the most generous, and the rewards for signing in later would be second.
For example, in the Immortal Jade Palace, after he signed in countless times, if he went to sign in now, he would only be rewarded with some elixirs or some cultivation techniques that were not very useful.
Therefore, Ye Chen tried his best to find some new places to sign in.
Ye Chen turned into a seventeen or eighteen-year-old disciple and came to a courtyard on the Shenting Peak.
Ye Chen had never been here before, so he felt a little curious about this place.
He saw a towering tree growing in the courtyard. The tree was bent and curved as if it had a history of more than a thousand years.
Under the tree, there was a chessboard.
There was no one around.
Ye Chen slowly arrived in front of the chessboard.
Ye Chen felt that the Great Dao aura here was still quite strong. So he planned to sign in here today.
At this moment, he suddenly realized that this chessboard was so mysterious.
Ye Chen had followed his fifth senior sister to learn zither, chess, calligraphy, and painting. He had once signed in a chess manual called the ‘Yixing formula’. It was about the legendary chess game where the Almighty used the universe as a chess game and the stars as chess pieces.
Ye Chen studied the chess book, and his chess skills increased rapidly.
Ye Chen’s go skills had already surpassed fifth senior sister Li Shiyan, who was known as the number one chess player in the Immortal Destiny Holy Land.
However, to embarrass his fifth senior sister, Ye Chen would intentionally lose the game every time he played chess, deliberately or unintentionally.
As soon as Ye Chen arrived under the tree.
This chess game immediately attracted him.
Ye Chen observed the chess game. This chess game was highly mysterious. The black and white stones were evenly matched and were equally matched.
The black stone only narrowly beat the white stone by half a stone.
Logically speaking, the white stone had no way out, so it lost the game.
However, in Ye Chen’s view, the white stone did not lose. Therefore, there was still room for maneuver.
As long as the white stone was placed at 4/13, this was logically speaking a place that would be courting death no matter what. This illogical place where the white stone could instantly turn defeat into victory and beat the black stone by a quarter of a stone.
However, who would have thought that this place would be like this?
Ye Chen shook his head and smiled. Then, he sat down and slowly raised the white piece, gently placing it at 4/13.
The chessboard suddenly shone brightly, and a ray of multicolored light was released from the chessboard.
Suddenly, an old man that looked like a ghost floated out from the chessboard.
The old man stared at the chessboard with tears welling up in his eyes.
“It’s been a thousand years!”
“It’s been a thousand years. Finally, someone has cracked this chessboard!”
The old man whimpered and muttered.
Ye Chen looked at the old man, somewhat puzzled.
The old man raised his head and looked at the young man who had cracked the chessboard. Immediately, he felt extremely surprised and could not believe his eyes.
“You… are only eleven years old?” The old man looked at Ye Chen and asked.
Ye Chen was extremely shocked. One had to know that he had disguised himself as an eighteen or nineteen-year-old young man, but this ghost old man could actually tell his true age at a glance.
Ye Chen nodded.
At this moment, the old man laughed bitterly. “Hahahaha… the chess game that I could not solve in my entire life was actually solved by an eleven-year-old old man! It’s all fate, it’s all fate!”
The old man laughed bitterly. He looked at Ye Chen and continued, “Child, you don’t have to be afraid. I’m the third generation Sect Master of the Immortal Destiny Holy Land and have been obsessed with chess for my entire life. However, back then, I lost to the Chess Immortal King Xiu Zhi by half a stone. Later on, I spent my entire life trying to solve this game, but I was unable to do so.
I left this game behind, hoping that future generations would be able to solve it. I did not expect that no one was able to solve this chess game in the past thousand years, only you… My wish is finally fulfilled.”
At this moment, a piece of warm jade condensed from the chessboard and slowly landed in Ye Chen’s hand.
“I once said that if anyone were to break this game, I would make him the Grand Elder of our Immortal Destiny Holy Land. He would be of the same generation as me, and any Immortal Destiny Holy Land restrictions wouldn’t bind him.
“This jade pendant can symbolize your identity. Therefore, from now on, even the Sect Master of the Immortal Destiny Holy Land would have to listen to your orders when he sees this jade pendant!”
Ye Chen was shocked when he heard this.
This old man claimed to be the third generation Sect Master of the Immortal Destiny Holy Land. The current Sect Master of the Immortal Destiny Holy Land, Reverend Yuxiao, was the fourth generation Sect Master. So he was of the same generation as the third generation Sect Master, which meant that he had this jade pendant… even if Reverend Yuxiao saw him, he would still call him martial uncle?
Ye Chen did not dare to imagine it.
Ye Chen bowed to the ghost Elder, and the ghost Elder nodded his head in gratification. He immediately laughed and said, “My wish has been fulfilled. I can finally leave with peace of mind!”
After the old man finished speaking, the ghost Elder slowly disappeared in front of Ye Chen.
Ye Chen put away the jade pendant and began to sign in.
[Ding, congratulations to the host for signing in the courtyard of the third generation Sect Master of Shenting Peak. You are rewarded with the supernatural power, the heavenly prison hand!]
[When you cultivate into the mahayana realm, you will be able to descend from the sky with the heavenly hand, which can destroy the world!]
Ye Chen was shocked. It was another remarkable supernatural power.
He immediately digested the supernatural power and cultivation method and left this place.
Spiritual Master Yuxiao suddenly opened his eyes and woke up from his meditation.
He was shocked, “Someone broke the exquisite delicacy bureau?”
At this time, he looked at his master’s spirit tablet and murmured, “Master, your wish is finally fulfilled!”
He slowly stood up and walked around.
“Three years ago, the power of a single thought caused all beasts in the Immortal Destiny Holy Land to submit!
“The cultivation in the scripture depository triggered a heaven-reaching phenomenon!
“Three years later, the Ancient Monument was shattered, and the Exquisite Treasure Bureau was cracked. If all of this was done by one person, then could it be that our Immortal Destiny Holy Land really has a hermit expert hidden?”