Chapter 1946: The Daoist Sect of Divine Sound
The two middle-aged women stared at Shangguan Mu’er from the distant outer space. Their gazes became uncertain. One of them said, “The Zither of the Demonic Cry is a treasure bound to the Third Ancestor’s life in the past. It also symbolises her. Now that the zither has appeared with this woman, and this woman possesses quite impressive accomplishments in the Way of Music, is she the reincarnation of the Third Ancestor?” As soon as she mentioned the reincarnation of the Third Ancestor, her face became filled with excitement. She felt very eager.
The other woman stared at Shangguan Mu’er and studied her seriously. She said with an extremely firm voice, “No, she’s not a reincarnation of the Third Ancestor. She is only someone who obtained the third ancestor’s treasure out of coincidence. If she was really the Third Ancestor’s reincarnation, the artifact spirit of the Zither of the Demonic Cry would have been awakened long ago. At the same time, she would have already returned to the sect.”
“Sigh. It really isn’t the reincarnation of the Third Ancestor. Although she can use the Zither of the Demonic Cry, she can’t use a sliver of its power at all. At the same time, she only possesses a connection to the Zither of the Demonic Cry. It has not accepted her as its master.”
“But since she can obtain the Third Ancestor’s Zither of the Demonic Cry, it’s her fate. At the same time. She also obtained a type of approval from the Zither of the Demonic Cry, so we should accept her into our sect.”
As they spoke, the two middle-aged women were already flying towards the fortress of the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian. They moved extremely quickly, crossing an extremely great distance with a single flash. They appeared before Shangguan Mu’er silently.
The two middle-aged women just floated there. They completely concealed their presences, so they seemed like ordinary people. It was impossible to discover their existences through the senses of the soul.
They two of them stared at Shangguan Mu’er and paid no attention to the chaotic battlefield in the surroundings.
Shangguan Mu’er, Sacredfeather, and so on saw the two middle-aged women suddenly appear in the first moment. Their faces all changed suddenly. Sacredfeather, Rui Jin, and the others immediately arrived next to Shangguan Mu’er as their faces became filled with caution.
They did not attack. They could sense that the two women were powerful.
“Seniors, may I ask for the reason why you have come?” Shangguan Mu’er asked. Although she spoke, she never stopped playing the zither.
“Child, do you know the origins of the zither in your hand?” A middle-aged woman asked. Her gaze towards Shangguan Mu’er was filled with gentleness.
Although this was the first time she had seen Shangguan Mu’er, she felt a sense of closeness towards Shangguan Mu’e due to the zither in her hands.
Shangguan Mu’er’s eyes narrowed. She already knew that the Zither of the Demonic Cry was not as simple as it seemed, and she had guessed that it probably had important origins. The woman seemed to know about the Zither of the Demonic Cry.
“Junior does not know. If senior is willing, please enlighten junior,” said Shangguan Mu’er. She multi-tasked, playing the zither to disturb the armies of the Empyrean Demon Cult as she conversed with the two women.
The middle-aged woman looked at the Zither of the Demonic Cry, and a sliver of reminiscence appeared on her face, “The owner of this zither was a peak, famed expert of the Saints’ World in the past. She was also one of the three ancestors of our Daoist Sect of Divine Sound. We called her the Third Ancestor.”
After a period of silence, Shangguan Mu’er said, “To be frank, senior, I obtained the Zither of the Demonic Cry accidentally in a lower world. Since this belongs to your esteemed sect’s Third Ancestor, I will return the zither after the battle.”
Shangguan Mu’er was helpless as she said that. The strength of the two women before her was unfathomable. If she wanted to take the zither away with her forcefully, she still would not be able to keep it.
The middle-aged woman who spoke before shook her head with a smile, “We only passed by this plane incidentally and came across the Third Ancestor’s treasure that was bound to her life, which was why we came to have a look. We don’t want to take away the Zither of the Demonic Cry.”
“The Zither of the Demonic Cry is rather special. It was nurtured for many years by the Third Ancestor’s flame of life, so it slowly metamorphosed from an ordinary object. It holds part of the Third Ancestor’s vital energies, so the Zither of the Demonic Cry is similar to a saint or god artifact, yet not one.”
“It was just that with the Third Ancestor’s death, the Zither of the Demonic Cry vanished. Originally, we believed it had been destroyed in that great battle. We never thought we’d come across it again today.”
The woman paused there and stared at Shangguan Mu’er with great interest. Then, she continued, “Since you were able to obtain this zither in the lower world, it means that fate has led you to the zither and our Daoist Sect of Divine Sound. Even though our sect has requirements for accepting disciples that are extremely strict and require many stages of selection, you can directly join our Daoist Sect of Divine Sound since you have obtained the Third Ancestor’s Zither of the Demonic Cry.”
At this moment, the other woman said, “Child, get ready, and you can leave with us so that we can go back to the Daoist Sect of Divine Sound. The sect is located in the central region of the Skyfire Plane. It’s extremely distant from the Cloud Plane such that you won’t be able to cover the distance by yourself. That’s why we have to take you with us.”
“No, you can’t take sister Mu’er away,” Sacredfeather said firmly.
“Seniors, I am currently busy with important matters, so I am unable to go to the Daoist Sect of Divine Sound with the two seniors. Moreover, I never agreed to join,” said Shangguan Mu’er.
The two middle-aged women ignored Sacredfeather. They said to Shangguan Mu’er, “You obtained the Third Ancestor's treasure, so you must join our Daoist Sect of Divine Sound. Moreover, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you. And I assume you are referring to this battlefield by important matters? This is easy to deal with,” with that, the middle-aged woman looked at the divine king and the vice-leader of the Empyrean Demon Cult, Huai An.
At this moment, the battle between Huai An and the Divine King had reached an extremely crucial point. They had discovered the arrival of the two women, but they did not become distracted at all.
Their battle seemed peaceful, but it was actually extremely dangerous.
“You must be the people behind the battle. It’s about time you finish your game of chess,” said the middle-aged woman. Her voice seemed to possess a mysterious power, turning into a ripple that engulfed the chessboard between the two of them.
Suddenly, the chessboard exploded without any prior signs, immediately ripping open space as devastating energy. It directly expanded in all directions.
The energy was so powerful that it was enough to cause Overgods to feel despair. Even the expressions of the Godkings changed drastically.
The terrifying energy had erupted after two Primordial realm experts had charged it up for a very long time.
Suddenly, the middle-aged woman called out with much composure. Her voice seemed to transform into the laws of the world, directly dispersing the devastating energy.
The divine king and Huai An both retreated in horrible shape. The middle-aged woman had forcefully stopped their battle.
The divine king stood on the fortress walls as he stared at the two women sternly. He felt shocked by the power of the woman.
“Greetings from Huai An, vice-leader of the branch on the Cloud Plane of the Empyrean Demon Cult. May I ask who the two seniors are?” Huai An clasped his fist at the two women and asked calmly.
“The Empyrean Demon Cult?” The two middle-aged women mumbled to themselves as they immediately frowned.