Beastmaster of the Ages – Chapter 72 - The Four Heavenly Guardians

Chapter 72 - The Four Heavenly Guardians

The moment they met, Wei Zikun pointed out to Li Tianming, Mu Wan should have prepared you for the situation that no supernal mentor is willing to accept you, right? Just keep that in mind.

Got it. Li Tianming was a simple man, if the mentors had no interest in him, then he had no intention to stick around there. He wasnt going to respect people who wouldnt respect him.

Follow me. Wei Zikun was a man of few words. It was said that he came from the Wei family that resided inside the sanctum, and was one of the elites of his generation from young. As a hall overseer that wasnt yet forty, his name was famous in the capital.

Overseer, may I ask a question? Li Tianming followed behind him.


I heard that the chancellor of the Institute is your elder brother? Li Tianming asked.

Thats right, any problems with that? Wei Zikun turned back to glance at him.

Of course not, Li Tianming answered, a smile on his face.

The chancellor was a man about fifty years old named Wei Tianxiong, and he was one of the leading figures in the entire nation. It was common belief that Wei Tianxiong was the master of the Flameyellow Scions Institute, and had the institute in his control. That was what Li Tianming thought as well, till he learnt that the Sanctum Potentate was the true ruler of this place.

The Potentate had the surname Wei as well, suggesting that he, Wei Tianxiong and Wei Zikun were of the same family. Since that was the case, it meant their family were the leading faction in the entire institute, perhaps even the true rulers. The only thing Li Tianming couldnt confirm was the relationship between his grandfather, the Potentate, and Wei Tianxiong.


As they spoke, Wei Zikun brought him across the entire institute. Along the way, many disciples threw envious looks at him, knowing that today was the day Li Tianming was supposed to enter the sanctum.

But how would they know that Li Tianming was about to face eighteen supernal mentors who had no intention of accepting him? If Li Tianming were to become the first ever prime disciple that no mentors accepted, then he would still have to return and cultivate in the institute, where he would be an even greater joke. The result was predictable, since the entrapment three years ago had made him out to be a scumbag who drugged others, an impression that was just too hard to change.

Around fifteen minutes later, after crossing layer after layer of security, they finally reached the gates to the sanctum.

Li Tianmings first step inside told him that this was no doubt the place that controlled the lifeline of the institute. The security in this region was far stricter, and even the walls here were thicker than the ones surrounding the institute.

Those who resided in the sanctum were either the utmost geniuses of the nation or the renowned supernal mentors.

We shall head over to the Hall of Ancestry first. The Hall of Ancestry was where the supernal mentors took in their new disciples, and every time a student entered the sanctum, he or she would make their first stop at the hall.

Li Tianming, do you know who else stays within the sanctum other than the supernal mentors? asked Wei Zikun.

The smartest disciples in the Institute.

And on top of the supernal mentors?

Uh, the four heavenly guardians, then the vice-Potentate and the potentate himself? Li Tianming said.

Correct. The potentate has the highest position in the entire institute, but it is quite impossible for you to meet him in person. Therefore the four guardians are effectively the ones controlling the sanctum. Remember to always pay your respects to them. Wei Zikun reminded him. He didnt want to see Li Tianming provoke one of the guardians by accident.

The four guardians are the Guardian of Combat, Guardian of Legions, Guardian of Sanctions, and the Guardian of Ancestry. The Guardian of Ancestry runs the Hall of Ancestry, and he will be the one overseeing the process later. Every single disciple that enters the sanctum will go through his eyes first, Wei Zikun explained.

Yes I understand. But I have a small question.


Since you are one of the hall overseers, may I ask if your position is higher than that of the guardians?

Of course not. An overseer has about as much power as a regular supernal mentor, perhaps a little more. Wei Zikun wasnt offended by being compared with the guardians. For Li Tianming to ask that question, it only suggested his lack of background. Anyone from a powerful family in Ignispolis could tell him that the four guardians were just below the potentate and the vice-potentate.

For Li Tianming, this information shed light to how much power Heavens Sanctum had. He always thought that the sanctum was part of the institute, but in fact, it was the other way round.


The Guardian of Ancestry was in charge of the disciples and their conduct. Every single disciple here was an elite that he himself had approved of.

It wasnt long before they arrived at the Hall of Ancestry. The building was covered in black, and it gave off a foreboding aura that could scare any new disciples.

Its about time the supernal mentors arrive. Just follow me. Theres no need to be nervous. Wei Zikun instructed him one last time before stepping in. Li Tianming followed him closely, noting that they had not run into a single person since they entered the sanctum. It was true that only the very few true elites stayed here.

Once they entered the hall, Li Tianming was greeted by some of the most powerful cultivators in the nation. A total of eighteen supernal mentors awaited him, together with the Guardian of Ancestry. They were scrutinizing him, just like how they would scrutinize every other disciple who stepped foot here.

The hall was lit brightly with candles, illustrating the many figures that were within the hall. Yet no one talked, and the atmosphere was so stifling that Li Tianming could feel himself almost suffocating from the pressure.

Guardian of Ancestry, supernal mentors, I have brought the prime disciple from the Hall of Phoenix, Li Tianming. Wei Zikuns announcement finally broke the silence.

Disciple Li Tianming greets the guardian and the supernal mentors. He had heard that Heavens Sanctums was a solemn place, so Li Tianming respectfully addressed his greetings. His voice was calm, and one couldnt hear any nervousness in his voice.

Thank you overseer. A hoarse voice came from the end of the hall. By the sounds of it, the speaker must be a formidable old man.

Prime Disciple Li Tianming, raise your head. Let the mentors and I take a look at you.

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Yes, guardian. Li Tianmings head had been lowered the moment he entered, and he only looked up when he was instructed to. It wasnt because he was scared, but it would be rude of him if he started peeking the moment he entered.

Directly in front of Li Tianming, a hulking elder sat in what looked like a throne at the end of the hall. His hair was white, but the pinkish glow on his face resembled that of a vigorous young man in his thirties. Despite his age, he was still giving off a terrifying aura.

Nine mentors were seated by his left and the other nine his right. The supernal mentors were slightly younger than the guardian himself, but they all ranged from the age of forty to sixty too. They too gave off the aura of warriors, pairs of eyes staring intensely at Li Tianming. Some of them had youngsters standing behind them, their own disciples who had joined in to take a look at that famous Li Tianming.

Li Tianming had never entered the sanctum before today, which meant that he didnt recognise them. But obviously, they were all geniuses that could easily outshine those in the institute, and those who were the same age as Li Tianming were minimally fifth level Spiritsource. The youngsters too looked at Li Tianming with interest, though none of them would dare to speak a word without the seniors permissions.

The prime disciple is here, and I assume that the mentors should have heard of him. It was said that he had been a disciple in the institute four years ago, and everyone seated here should have an idea of his talent. Whoevers interested in taking him, just go ahead. The Guardian of Ancestry leaned back on his chair and signaled the supernal mentors to proceed.

The eighteen of them were looking at Li Tianming. They were all cautious people, thus all of them had chosen to watch how things went first. This was unlike past years when they had to fight for the prime disciple.

Li Tianming had seen portraits of the supernal mentors in the name list, so he could recognize the mentors. He could figure out who was Zhao Tianchen, who was Liu Xueyao, and who was Feng Wuguang. The possible candidates that Mu Wan mentioned were there too, but none of them had spoken up.

Things were getting very awkward in the hall, and surely any who heard of this would consider it a joke. Li Tianming was no doubt the most special prime disciple they had ever encountered, and none of the supernal mentors spoke up for a few minutes.

How about this, Li Tianming. Show the mentors your lifebound beast, the guardian instructed.

Yes. Li Tianming dipped his head.

He had expected things to be difficult today, but this level of awkwardness was... unexpected. The mentors couldnt accept the level of cultivation he had at his age. He must be the first prime disciple in the sanctums history who couldnt even clear the basic requirement here.

As the little chick appeared on Li Tianmings shoulder, some of the mentors even let slip a laugh or two. That included Liu Xueyao, whom Mu Wan had a strong dislike for. She was Mu Qingqings mentor, and their temperaments were highly similar. She wore a white long dress, and if it wasnt for her stony expression, she would have been more charming.

What a joke. There really is a need to fix the rules for the ranking test, I was ready to accept Xiaoxiao as my disciple, she whispered to the other supernal mentor, Zhao Tianchen, who was seated beside her.

And look at who we get now. Zhao Tianchen sighed. He was a handsome middle-aged man, his long hair tied into a bun giving him a scholarly look.

Anyone interested?

Haha. The supernal mentors glanced at each other, their looks of disinterest obvious from their eyes.

Twenty years old and he is at most at third level Spiritsource.


If Lin Xiaoxiao was here, she might even reach Unity by the time shes twenty.

Hmm, the flaws in the ranking test had given us a clown instead of a true prodigy.

Why should we accept someone who provoked the Lightning Manor and has no background at all?

The supernal mentors were clueless as to what to do too. How could they have expected the prime disciple to be so problematic?

Chapter end

Chapter 31 - Prime Disciple!
Chapter 32 - Xing Mansion And Chen Chateau
Chapter 33 - Reality
Chapter 34 - I Wouldn’t Let Anyone Hurt You!
Chapter 35 - Xing & Chen Repository
Chapter 36 - Netherfire Ghostclaw
Chapter 37 - Twin Beastmaster
Chapter 38 - Flameyellow Stadium
Chapter 39 - Chief Mentor Mu Wan
Chapter 40 - A Dazzling Radiance!
Chapter 41 - Blazingly Fiery Birdie
Chapter 42 - Lin Xiaoxiao
Chapter 43 - Magical Star Roc
Chapter 44 - Radiant Stargazer!
Chapter 45 - Spiritsource Ability
Chapter 46 - White Lotus?
Chapter 47 - Can’t Wait Ten Years
Chapter 48 - Whirlwind Zestful Crane
Chapter 49 - Supernal Windblades
Chapter 50 - Li Tianming’s Reverse Scale!
Chapter 51 - Kill Him!
Chapter 52 - Infernalsource!
Chapter 53 - Can You Defeat Chen Yao?
Chapter 54 - Flameyellow Leaderboard!
Chapter 55 - Tianming Returns With A Slap!
Chapter 56 - Chen Yao, Come Get Some!
Chapter 57 - Break His Leg!
Chapter 58 - This Is A Beatdown!
Chapter 59 - Rampage!
Chapter 60 - Who Shall Be The Prime Disciple?!
Chapter 61 - And I Wish You To Die Heirless!
Chapter 62 - Celestial Wings
Chapter 63 - Blow Enough Hot Air To Blow Away Ignispolis!
Chapter 64 - A Fifteen-Year-Old Girl Genius!
Chapter 65 - Electric Twined Shot!
Chapter 66 - And Now, Here I Stand Matchless!
Chapter 67 - Wash Your Neck!
Chapter 68 - Three Days Later To Heaven’s Sanctum!
Chapter 69 - The Treasure of My Life!
Chapter 70 - Grandfather
Chapter 71 - The Future Potentate
Chapter 72 - The Four Heavenly Guardians
Chapter 73 - Wei Guohao
Chapter 74 - Mu Yang
Chapter 75 - The Son of An Old Friend
Chapter 76 - The Hidden Clan
Chapter 77 - Goldfault Sword
Chapter 78 - You Dont Deserve To Be A Father!
Chapter 79 - A Bunch of Drama Queens!
Chapter 80 - Azure Domain
Chapter 81 - Blazing Dragon Chainblade
Chapter 82 - Hearts In Harmony
Chapter 83 - Exceptional Mediocrity!
Chapter 84 - Excuse Me!
Chapter 85 - Thirty-Six Heavenly Spirits Strikes
Chapter 86 - Flameyellow Rock
Chapter 87 - A Spicy Gamble!
Chapter 88 - Sky-Spanning Wings!
Chapter 89 - Are You Regretting It Now?
Chapter 90 - Challenging the Peak!
Chapter 91 - Mystery of Flameyellow Rock
Chapter 92 - Perfect Synchronization!
Chapter 93 - Heaven’s Elysium
Chapter 94 - Too Lewd For A Chicken?
Chapter 95 - A Second Sore Poin
Chapter 96 - The Mystery of the Princess’s Panties
Chapter 97 - Torch Dragon and Aquamarine
Chapter 98 - Come At Me All Together
Chapter 99 - Two Levels At Once!
Chapter 100 - I Wouldn’t Dream of I
Chapter 101 - Daylight Aurora Sword Art!
Chapter 102 - The King of Lifebound Beasts!
Chapter 103 - Nine-Profound Mountain-Cleaving Fierce-Sabre
Chapter 104 - Devilblue Incantation!
Chapter 105 - Not Bad At All, Huh?
Chapter 106 - The Clan is Incompetent; An End of Legacy!
Chapter 107 - A Life Decided By Fate
Chapter 108 - Charcoal Grilled Chicken
Chapter 109 - Li Yanfeng, Master of Flamehaven
Chapter 110 - Lightning Manor, Lin Xiaoting
Chapter 111 - An Ingrate
Chapter 112 - Lady Long
Chapter 113 - Lightning Criss-Crosses The Sky; Calamitous Su
Chapter 114 - Birth of Royal Manna!
Chapter 115 - Butcher Three Thousand Hens!
Chapter 116 - The Little Chick’s Second Spiritsource Ability
Chapter 117 - I am the Seventh Prince of Torch Dragon
Chapter 118 - The First One To Die Is You!
Chapter 119 - Until Hes Drenched In Blood!
Chapter 120 - One Swing And Boulders Will Shatter!
Chapter 121 - The Trembling Chen Hao!
Chapter 122 - Remember this Humiliation!
Chapter 123 - The Feather of the Bluefire Vermilion Bird!
Chapter 124 - Submit, or Perish!
Chapter 125 - I Specialise In Killing Princesses!
Chapter 126 - Seventeenth Day of the Abyssal Trials!
Chapter 127 - Saving Apprentice-Brother Mo Lin!
Chapter 128 - Killed Five People!
Chapter 129 - Nineteenth Day of the Abyssal Trials!
Chapter 130 - Draconic Water Obelisk!!
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