Chapter 40: A town ablaze. “It seems like you have decided upon a weapon for yourself, congratulations.” The Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean spoke with a smile, he was truly pleased that Yao Jun had chosen the sword as his weapon. When he was still alive, he had seen almost everything the world had to offer, how could he not see that Yao Jun was more suited to the saber than he was to the sword? But his own inheritance was an inheritance based on the sword. Yun Yantian had yet to awaken his own God Gate, and it was also uncertain if he would ever even be able to awaken it. Since it was like that, it was better to give his inheritance to Yao Jun. But if Yao Jun ended up choosing the saber, there was nothing he could do, he would just have to wait and see if anyone else would ever meet the requirements he set before his death. “Thank you Senior for giving me this chance.” Yao Jun bent his body and gave the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean a deep bow. If he had not received this chance, there was no telling when he would be able to build up a connection with the sword and breed his own Sword Qi and Sword Intent. “There is no need to thank me, since you hold that gate, our meeting can be considered fate. Since it is like that, there is no reason for me to be too stingy. Follow me, I will take you to the next place and teach you a new lesson.” The Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean waved his hand, dismissing Yao Jun's words, before turning around and walking through the white void. The air beneath Yao Jun solidified into a path he could walk on, allowing him to follow behind the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean. “Im not going to lie on about you having a special responsibility since you were born with such a special power, me wanting you to break the seal on this world is merely something I personally wish for you to do.” As they were walking, the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean started talking, his eyes cast into the distant horizon, seemingly collecting his thoughts as he was talking. “You don't have any special responsibilities, but there is one thing that I must remind you of, one thing you must never forget and always hold close to your heart. You must never give in to the seven sins, never let them control you.” The Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean spoke with a grave face, the air around him changing from tranquil to a stern pressure, like a father lecturing his child. The Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean turned his eyes to Yao Jun before he continued speaking. “It is fine to be angry, it is fine to be gluttonous and lustful, even greed, pride, sloth, and envy are fine. Emotions and wants are only human after all. But you must never let yourself be controlled by your emotions.” “This applies to everyone who has strength, but it specially applies to you who was born with a power that is simply stronger than other peoples power. Once you let yourself be controlled by your emotions, it could very well spell disaster for this entire world.” “In this world, there are only two types of people that can be by your side, those you don't mind die, and those who don't die. It sounds cruel, but it is for everyone's sake. Allow me to show you what can happen to this world if someone with a power like yours loses themselves to their emotions.” After the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean finished speaking, he placed his hand on Yao Jun's head. Yao Jun could feel a strange energy enter his body from the hand of the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean, mixing with a similar energy within his head. When the energies mixed, Yao Jun felt his entire vision go white, his consciousness flying out of his body and somewhere else. When he regained his vision, he found himself floating above a small dirt road, the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean floating next to him. “I have taken the liberty to mix some of my memories about certain people and power levels with yours, this will make this simulation more life like. All we will do now is watch, no matter what you do, it is impossible for you to interact with this world.” As the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean spoke, he pointed to the dirt road beneath them. Looking downwards, Yao Jun could see a youth clad in an emerald robe. The youth had long black hair with some purple streaks in it, his eyes a somber gray color that seemed to peer through everything. Yao Jun was surprised to see another him walking on the dirt road beneath him, but thinking about the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean's words, it seemed like he was going to see what would happen if he ever lost himself to his emotions. Yao Jun checked the surroundings and found that he was not far from Golden Moon Town, the Yao Jun beneath him was also at the 1st Mortal Earth, so it seemed like this illusion was set at a time after he managed to return to his own continent. Yao Jun was absentmindedly humming a small tune as he was walking on the dirt road. It had been a long time since he had been sent to the Guanyu continent, so it was nice to finally be home again. He had not been able to contact his parents ever since he had entered the tomb of the Nine Heavens Sword Empyrean, so he was looking forward to seeing them again. He was already anticipating the look on their face when he showed them how strong he had gotten. As Yao Jun got closer to the area around Golden Moon Town, the scent of smoke wafted into Yao Jun's nose. Yao Jun snapped out of his absent-mindedness and quickly scanned the area. He didn't see any fire in the immediate area, but he could see a plume of black smoke rising from the direction of Golden Moon Town. Yao Jun had a bad feeling in his stomach, so he immediately summoned out Little Gray and hopped onto his back, ordering him to fly towards Golden Moon Town at full speed. Once in the air, Yao Jun saw that the plume of black smoke indeed came from Golden Moon Town. Yao Jun and Little Gray flew towards Golden Moon Town at full speed, not caring whether or not anyone mistook him for someone from the Demon Race. As they were getting closer and closer to Golden Moon Town, Yao Jun could finally see the situation more clearly. The entire town was under attack, one group of attackers streaming into the south entrance, while another group was attacking the northern entrance. The attackers at the southern entrance were clad in simple leather armor with the insignia of a wolf, so they were most likely just bandits or mercenaries. But the attackers at the northern entrance were all clad in deep red robes with a phoenix engraved on their back, so they were clearly from some school or clan. Ignoring everything else, Yao Jun had Little Gray fly right above the walls and into Golden Moon Town, hurrying towards his house at full speed.