It was completely guided by the situation, but it made two big sects almost fall into a desperate situation. This kind of action, the master of the palace was not able to swallow it quietly.
“The Greatest Heaven Sect wants to expand its strength. They have already established a hall of eccentrics. They are also planning to recruit monster cultivators as disciples in large numbers.” Yang Chen almost did not want to say it directly, “since they have spread these rumors, we will also spread rumors of our own; saying that the Greatest Heaven Sect wants to recruit the demon and monster cultivators wantonly to replenish their strength.”
“Will this make a difference?” The head of the palace frowned and asked. It seemed that Yang Chen’s approach to rumors did not feel effective.
“It will not!” Yang Chen’s replied, “but it will push the time the Greatest Heaven Sect needs to recruit the monster race, and they will also need to spend a bit of time to make the other sects of the Dao feel safe.”
“Just to postponed it? Is there any other benefit?” The palace master was very greedy and wanted better results.
“The Greatest Heaven Sect will pay a lot of thought and effort and will give us more time to plot for the Banyan tree Immortal’s Cave.” Yang Chen’s heart moved, and he explained, but he remembered another plan.
It was also a good idea to delay the rise of the other party and gain time for themselves. At least the master of the palace had begun to feel tempted. Anyway, just like the Greatest Heaven Sect, they would just spread a few rumors, but it’s not without benefits. Success would not only let them achieve their goals, but also disgust the other side, if it failed, they would also not pay any price. So, it didn’t matter.
The master of the palace was convinced that this rumor would be trusted, because at present, the Greatest Heaven Sect was in the process of starting to recruit monster cultivators. They just didn’t dare to do it on a large scale, thus, a small number of monster race was being made as a subject to test the waters.
At this time, the scenes of the many Dao Sects asking the Greatest Heaven Sect for explanation would definitely look good. He couldn’t wait to see the foreign affairs hall master of the Greatest Heaven Sect and even the sect master explain the scenes for everyone.
As Yang Chen said, the Greatest Heaven Sect would definitely implement the method of recruiting the monster race to strengthen themselves, then they would really be leading in front of the Pure Yang Palace. After the Greatest Heaven Sect tried their best to let the people accept the monster race as part of their disciples, they would find that it would not be long before the Pure Yang Palace actually received the monster race of the Banyan tree Immortal’s cave. Their strength would soar so high that they didn’t know what it would be like when the time came.
“Palace master, this disciple has an idea, but I do not know when it is appropriate to talk about it!” Yang Chen took a break to consider and finally said it.
“It’s fine, you might as well say it!” The palace master told Yang Chen that he trusted him 100%, so he could speak up if there was anything he wishes to say.
“After enrolling the monster cultivators, there will definitely be a rebound in the beginning from the other Dao Sects. The sect should consider first if the hall of eccentrics should firstly maintain the current scale. After most of the other Dao Sects have begun to recruit the monster cultivators, it would not be too late to follow up. Yang Chen took a moment to think about it and said slowly, “before this, the sect could consider thinking about ways to recruit more mortals.”
“Oh?” The palace master thought came back to their conversation and he curiously asked, “what would be the best way?”
Expanding the strength of the sect now was in the mind of the palace master and he would never forget. The development of the Pure Yang Palace had now surpassed the limits of its predecessors. Even in the era of the founding master, it had not reached this much glory. It was an indispensable achievement for the Palace Master of the Pure Yang Palace.
However, the master of the palace now had only two things on his mind, one was that he should also cross his tribulation into the Dacheng realm. This point became possible when Yang Chen gave Wan Qian to the master of the palace as his Dao Companion. Now the master of the palace had been able to feel that his cultivation progress had greatly improved. He believed that within 20 years, there would be no problem for him to break through to the late Yuanying stage.
According to this cultivation speed, within a maximum of two hundred years, the head of the palace could also enter the peak Yuanying stage and even face his tribulation. This kind of progress with enough time, could always be achieved.
His second thought was to continue to strengthen the Pure Yang Palace. Since becoming a sect master, the head of the palace had been thinking about this goal all the time, but it was always counterproductive. Before Yang Chen joined the Pure Yang Palace, the situation of the sect could not be said to be worse, but it was barely supportive.
In particular, the master of the palace was also influenced by Liang Shaoming. Once, he also intended to move closer to the Greatest Heaven Sect. After discovering the plot of the Greatest Heaven Sect in time, he even hated them through his teeth. The best way to retaliate against the Greatest Heaven Sect was to let the Pure Yang Palace grow stronger under his own care.
If there was such an opportunity, of course, the master of the palace would not let go of it, so he immediately asked with interest.
“Every time you recruit a disciple, the sect is to open the mountain gate, so that all people come to accept the spirit root test and meet the conditions before they can join the sect.” Yang Chen was not at all polite and quickly continued, “if they want to cultivate, it can only be considered a small test for all prospective candidates to come forward.”
“Every sect is doing this.” The palace master nodded. The same was true of the Pure Yang Palace, so there was nothing else to say, “if they had the right aptitude, they could join the sect. People who don’t have the right aptitude, of course, will not.”
“If you change this and what if the sect took the initiative to go to the mortal world to find a disciple who has the right spirit root?” Yang Chen directly raised his own question, and then waited for the reaction of the head of the palace.
“How can that be? Do we have to go to them and ask them to cultivate?” The palace master reacted like the way Yang Chen thought, shaking his head directly “No, absolutely not!”
The Dao Sects were always aloof. Everyone had always looked up to the sects. Why do they have to condescend to meet mortals? This was also the common aspiration of all the current Dao sects, if they took the initiative to find the right qualified people, won’t they lose too much face?
“Since all the sects are following the same method, if the Pure Yang Palace goes ahead with my plan to recruits disciples, won’t we have more chances to find better disciples than other sects?” Yang Chen looked at the palace master once again and said, “they will not have to visit the mountain gate once a year, but can do it anytime, anywhere, perhaps wont we get more opportunities?”
That was the crux of his plan. It was better to take the initiative to find disciples than to wait for those disciples to come to the sect. It was just that no sect had ever thought of such a method before.
According to Yang Chen, they were almost certain to find more qualified disciples, and the master of the palace cannot help but fall into meditation to think about it.
The Immortal sect should take the initiative to go to the mortal world to find suitable disciples, instead of waiting for the Dao seekers to come to the sect, this was definitely a suggestion that would make all the sects shocked.
This was equivalent to losing the pride of an Immortal sect in the eyes of outsiders.
However, from another perspective, it was completely different. Actively looking for disciples meant more choices than other sects and they could find more disciples. Now who did not know, if one wanted to improve the power of a sect, one must have enough support from the younger generation of disciples. Otherwise, once experts faced their tribulation and ascended, there would be no more successors to rely on, and the sect would definitely decline.
Numerous families had verified this point. In the past year, the Heaven Seizing Pill refining system of the Xiang Clan, Luo Yuan’s family, all proved this truth from another perspective.
Whether it was the Greatest Heaven Sect, Five Elements Sect, Blue Cloud Sect or Green Jade Immortal Island, every big sect was no exception, the truly successful sects always had continuous experts emerging to take the place of the older generation. In other words, the more outstanding younger disciples there were, the better the sustainable development of the sect would become.
The reason was easy to understand, but the face of the sect was not so easy to put down. This was one of the reasons why the head of the palace was somewhat hesitant.
Yang Chen looked at the hesitating head of the palace, but he smiled and gave another reason; “The people who have been unable to become outer sect disciples have always become servants. But they are also cultivators who have practiced, do you think that they are willing? If you let them go to the mortal world to find prospective disciples, maybe these people would also be happy to help.”
Needless to say, they would indeed be happy. Although it was not a high position, but they would definitely become masters when they go back to the mortal world. Naturally they would enjoy a high status there. Compared with being servants, it would be a complete upgrade of their status, who would not want it?
“These disciples can get themselves worldly wealth and live a good life in the secular world.” Yang Chen continued, “we can also allow them to choose a basic cultivation method to pass on to future generations, but only if they find a suitable disciple for the sect, and if future generations would want to continue their cultivation, they must come to the Pure Yang Palace. In this way, the Pure Yang Palace will not even have to worry about not finding a suitable disciple, palace master will only have to worry if some other trouble arises.”
“What trouble?” The teacher of the palace was thinking along Yang Chen’s thoughts and asked without thinking.
“The trouble would be that there would be too many excellent disciples, and it would not be easy to manage them.” Yang Chen smiled and continued, “perhaps the palace owner will stipulate that spirit roots below the middle grade will not be accepted in the sect.”
This was the common method adopted by the Dao Sects in the memory of his previous life. The Greatest Heaven Sect were so powerful that they forced the living space of other sects. Many sects had to put down their arrogance and actively seek suitable disciples. When competition became fierce, to seize more land, they would not hesitate to interfere in mortal affairs.
Although it started almost a thousand years later. Yang Chen had now described it though it seemed a bit early. But if they could really have the advantage of a thousand years, the Pure Yang Palace could definitely grow into a giant like the Greatest Heaven Sect.
But abandoning their face and tradition was the problem, when the head of the palace began to seriously consider the feasibility of this matter, he suddenly found that if it was carried out according to what Yang Chen proposed, the Pure Yang Palace could grow to an unexpected enormity, even the master of the palace could not imagine it.
The palace master couldn’t help but start to get excited and his breathing began to become heavy. The pressure of recruiting human cultivators was less than the stress that came with recruiting monster cultivators. The Greatest Heaven Sect wanted to recruit from the monster race, at least in the early stage, they would face great pressure but if the Pure Yang Palace recruits’ mortals, there would be no such problem at all. At most, they would only be ridiculed by other sects.
Moreover, if the whole thing was handled well, even the servants could be promoted to disciples. At most, on the day of opening of the mountain gate, it would become normal for prospective disciples to go through the gate and enter the sect.
He believed that most of those servants were willing to choose to be experts in the secular world, not servants of the sect. Moreover, the sect would not cut off their desire for the Dao. Although they could not be enlightened because of their qualifications, they will hold more opportunities for future generations.
They could maintain their human wealth, their children and grandchildren may have the opportunity to become enlightened, the only thing they had to affirm to was loyalty to the sect. Where could such a good solution be found? Moreover, the more faithful they would be, the stronger the Pure Yang Palace would become in the future, the more prosperous their families would be, what idiot would not want this.
The more the palace master thought about it, the more excited he became, and it seemed that he could already see the situation of good disciples flying into the sect in the future. Perhaps if they really did this, then, other disciples who go to the other sects may be the ones rejected by the Pure Yang Palace. Just imaging it made him extremely excited.
“It’s a big deal. I have to discuss it with the elders.” Despite his excitement after thinking about it, the palace master did not immediately agree, but it was safe to discuss with the elders. In the face of Yang Chen, the master of the palace suddenly sighed with emotion; “Yang Chen in view of this matter, I consider you the most outstanding disciple of my sect. I intend to propose to the elders to make you the Young palace master, what do you think?”
The title Young palace master signified the heir to the master of the palace position. The palace master said this to express his appreciation for Yang Chen as the disciple of the sect.
“I don’t want it for publicity, at least this disciple can be safer without it.” Yang Chen smiled and refused, using a random reason.
“Believe me, the elders will definitely agree.” The palace master did not give Yang Chen the opportunity to refuse, “as for the publicity, the elders can order it first, and not announce it.”
Obviously, the master of the palace had already made up his mind. But Yang Chen was undecided about that.
If the palace master has decided then it would be for the best. However, there was something that Yang Chen thought he should still discuss with the head of the palace, and ask his advice.
“Palace master, suppose say that if there are many benefits to be had, but an enormous price had to be paid to get them, should this disciple still let the sect fight for it? Or should this disciple spread news about it in exchange for more support and cooperation with our sect? Letting the Greatest Heaven Sect take the lead, and make the Blue Cloud Sect and the Green Jade Immortal Island pay their own cost of getting those benefits?” Yang Chen asked about how he should handle the information brought to the lower realm by the consciousness clone of the Greatest Heaven Sect.