Shen Yanxiao was very insincerely yet sneakingly laughing in her mind as she silently looked at everyone, including Shen Yifeng, who’d used an incomparably revered gaze towards that egg—a little bit more and they’d’ve thrown themselves over there and bowed down.
“I will have to trouble the sage then!” Resisting the excitement in his heart, Shen Yifeng respectfully bowed down and greeted the sage, but the faint shuddering of his hands had already sold his surging heart off.
In was at precisely this moment! The Vermillion Bird that was right in front of their eyes was an opportunity for the Vermilion Bird Clan to receive the highest honor! So just how could Shen Yifeng not be excited? From the beginning he’d never even placed Shen Jiayi and Shen Jiawei in his eyes, because they didn’t have that seniority to do so, nor the ability to make a stand and fight against him!
The Vermillion Bird was bound to be his!
Shen Jiayi and Shen Jiawei secretly stared at Shen Yifeng. Although their gifts were pretty good, they were inevitably somewhat lacking in confidence when facing Shen Yifeng. During ordinary times, they wouldn’t dare to be too excessive against him. Although they were all cousins, the relationship between Shen Yue and Shen Duan had always been disharmonious, and thus the interrelationship between their children had naturally been just as bad.
If it wasn’t because of the fact that their strengths weren’t as strong as Shen Yifeng, Shen Jiayi and Shen Jiawei would’ve already joined hands long ago to suppress their elder cousin.
However, before their eyes was a proper big opportunity and yet, they could only let it slip away from them. The two of them couldn’t help but to secretly cursed Shen Yifeng to be ignored by the Vermillion Bird, and hope that it was unwilling to sign a contract with him. If this happened, then they’d naturally have the opportunity to obtain the Vermillion Bird’s good graces.
Who wouldn’t want this kind of instant success opportunity? Since they themselves weren’t able to obtain it, then they naturally wouldn’t allow others to obtain it.
The open fighting and covert maneuvering amongst the third generation of the Vermillion Bird Clan was all so well hidden that the God’s Envoys from the God’s Domain didn’t have the heart to go and conjecture about the internal contradiction of the entire family.
The 18 God’s Envoys all distinguishedly stood more than 10 steps from the obsidian in succession, forming a circle with the Vermillion Bird as their core.
The sage unhurriedly walked towards the Vermillion Bird egg that was loosely sending out high temperatures. It was unknown as of when a huge golden compass appeared within the palm of his hand. On the compass was a subdivision of 4 circles. There were some ancient designs carved into it on each one of the circular paths. On the outermost layer of the circle, the pattern of the 4 mythological animals of ancient times was carved into the directions of east, south, west, and north.
The distance between the sage and Shen Yanxiao was quite far, so she was able to distantly see that the golden compass within the hands of the sage was unceasingly revolving.
Along with that brittle snapping sound that echoed, the golden compass stopped revolving. A countable amount of rays of light were shoot out from the golden compass. Under the illumination of the rays of light, a fiery red light and shadow astonishingly emerged in mid-air. It was similar to a blazing bird spreading its wings and soaring. It was emitting dazzling flame all over. An immense fiery bird spiralled in midair. In the time it takes one to wink, it’d turned into a path of red rays of light that rushed into the immobile Vermillion Bird egg.
Everything that they’d seen before their eyes had the 8 people from the Vermillion Bird Clan stupefied; they simply didn’t know that what that golden compass that was within the sage’s hand was. They were even unsure of whether or not the sudden appearance followed by disappearance of the tremendous fiery bird into the Vermillion Bird egg was a hallucination of theirs.
All of these things had already exceeded the scope of their cognition.
All of a sudden, a tremendous swaying occurred within inside the broad cave. During the time that the soil that was below Shen Yanxiao’s feet was vibrating, the soil unexpectedly split open with numerous amount of cracks. Through the cracks, she could clearly see that beneath the soil—there was unceasing, flowing lava. The fiery lava was approximately a meter under her feet. White-coloured steam was unceasingly jettinging out from the cracks in the ground. The scalding temperature made people have the illusion that they themselves had been placed inside a steamer basket.