The moment Wang Wei was born and the vision stopped, his father--named Wang Tian--rushed inside to see his son. There, he saw his wife holding a cute baby with clear, pure, and intelligent eyes. He walked over and held his wife with his newborn son.
Although his wife had just given birth, there was no such thing as weakness. After all, she was a cultivator as strong as her husband. She happily hugged her baby with her husband while playing with him.
"Husband, how about naming our son?"
Wang Tian hesitated a while, then said:
"I don't think that's a good idea. Maybe, we should call my father for him to name our son."
"But Father in law has been cultivating in the Supreme Elder Cottage for many years and has not come out. Is it necessary to disturb him now?"
Wang Tian pondered his wife's words and realized she was right. His father had been cultivating in retreat for hundreds of years, and only on some occasions he would communicate with his son.
Just as Wang Tian decided to give his son a proper name, a powerful and domineering laugh echoed throughout the Dao Opening Sect.
Soon, an elderly man walked in the birthing room.
The man looked somewhat similar to Wang Tian, except way older and more overbearing. While the Sect Master gave the feeling of a sharp sword, his father gave the feeling a domineering tyrant.
The first feeling when meeting him was like saying bow to me, you will prosper, hinder me, you will perish.
Sect Master Wang was surprised to see his father coming out of his seclusion. You know, his father was a Supreme Elder, and they rarely deal with things concerning the sect, unless it was of great importance.
He hurried over to greet him with his wife and new son.
Sect Master Wang Tian's father happily greeted his son and his family, then held his grandson in his arms and started playing with him.
Despite all the happy family interaction of the room, none of these people noticed the shadow that was still standing in the room.
The shadow looked at the family and the just born baby. He smiled, then disappeared as if he never existed in the first place.
When he came, no one was aware of his existence, as such, he left the same way. Not even the blowing wind or the dust in the ground could leave a trace of his presence or existence.
The Supreme Elder who was playing with his new born grandson suddenly proclaimed out loud:
"From now, you shall be known as Wang Wei, meaning Great King!"
In fact, this name was average, but it also contains the great expectation that not only the Wang Family, but the whole Dao Opening Sect had for this baby.
"Father, what brings you out of seclusion?"
"Well, me and the old fellows in the back of the mountain were woken up by the visions created by my lovely grandson."
Wang Tian immediately thought of sometime and hurriedly asked:
"Is there any decision?"
"Yes, we have voted to make Little Wang Wei the Sacred Son of the Sect, and used all our resources to cultivate him so that he could fight for Heaven Will this generation."
Both Wang Wei and his wife were immediately excited after hearing this news. They knew exactly what those words meant: their sons will have access to all the resources and support of the sect.
You know, a big sect like the Dao Opening Sect has countless resources, as such, there are many interest groups that control these resources. Although their Wang Family is the strongest one among them, they could not control the whole sect by themselves and decide who all the resources went to.
In fact, if you think about it clearly, this decision actually makes a lot of sense. The Dao Opening Sect has not cultivated a new Emperor for millions of years.
Furthermore, there are rumors in the world that the maximum number of Great Emperors that a single force or group could have was nine. Afterward, Heavenly Dao would put a curse on said group to prevent the birth of a Tenth Emperor.
As it turns out, the Dao Opening Sect has reached this maximum number. Afterward, no matter what the sect does, no matter what price they paid, it could not cultivate another Emperor.
Millions of years have passed since then. The Dao Opening Sect has helped many other Emperors in their rise and accumulated countless resources and background, but they never had one of their one.
Wang Wei's father was the person that came closest to break this curse. Unfortunately, he was unlucky; to be precise, his whole generation was unlucky.
In a brief moment, these countless thoughts flashed in Wang Tian's head. Then, he thought of something else and worriedly asked his father.
"But, father, Wang Wei does not have a special physique, although his soul is special, he would face a lot of setbacks."
Both Wang Tian and his wife had already checked their son's body the moment he was born. So they knew that he had a very powerful and mysterious soul, but not a special physique.
Wang Wei's grandfather responded nonchalantly:
"Don't worry about this. I have already discussed with these old guys. They agree for Little Wei to cultivate the [Ancient Desolate Body Refining Scripture] to make up the gap with other Heaven Chosen born with Special Physique."
Hearing this, both Wang Tian and his wife were shocked. His wife hurriedly said:
"But father-in-law, the [Ancient Desolate Body Refining Scripture] is a very hard technique to cultivate. Few people can get started, let alone cultivated to Great Accomplishment."
Suddenly, a supreme pressure came out of Wang Wei's grandfather and he said in a cold and ruthless tone:
"So what? The Path of the Emperor is ruthless, harsh, and full of despair. If Little Wei could not even get through this small difficulty, then it's a joke to talk about bearing Heaven Will."
Both parents sighed helplessly. They knew that the Supreme Elder was right. They shut their mouth and never mention this topic again.
They started enjoying their family life and look forward to the future.
Suddenly, 8 years passed.
In a mountain path, there was a child walking upward with a few people walking behind him. From their behavior, you easily distinguish the fact that they were servants.
The young child was quite cute and lovable. The only thing odd about him were his eyes. His eyes were full of vicissitude, wisdom, and maturity that was beyond his age.
This child was Wang Wei.
All Wang Wei remembered after being swallowed by that white light was he was constantly spinning, then he was a baby with three giants looking at him.
As he walked the mountain, Wang Wei started reminiscing about the past eight years.
After being born, he took just a couple of days to learn the language. Then from the conversation he heard from his father, mother, and maid, he learned about this world.
Then after a few months, he started walking and talking properly. He thought by doing so, he would be a genius and be praised, but he thought too much. Although he was far ahead of his peers in the sect, all he got were a few non worthy remarks, and that was it.
Later, he learned that there were Little Sages born in this world. The moment that they were born, they could walk and talk. They knew many truths in this world and could enlighten others. His little achievement was not so rare.
Later, Wang Wei plunged into the sect's library and learned about the world. Although, Wang Wei already knew that this was a world of cultivation, but he was still shocked and excited when he truly came in contact with it.
Cultivation in this world is divided into 10 realms:
Body Refining, Divine Sea, Divine Altar, Supernatural, Divine Body, Primordial Spirit, Void Shatter, Saint, and Supreme.
After arriving in the Supreme Realm, all the qualified Heaven Chosen would battle it out. The winner will carry Heaven's Will, prove their Dao, and become a Great Emperor.
As such, in every generation, there could only be one Great Emperor. The winner becomes Supreme, while the loser gets nothing.
And what is a Great Emperor?
Great Emperor means that you are above all myriad beings. It means you escape the shackles of life and death, and thus, is immortal.
Great Emperors have infinite life span, while Supremes could at most live to a million years.
This means that whatever force, sect, religion, empire that cultivate a Great Emperor, they would be in charge of the whole world for a period of time. Of course, things are not as simple as stated.
Every Emperor would disappear after a while and give way form the next generation. Even if some of them had the ambition to rule the world forever, they never succeeded. Who knows what happened to them and where they went.
The water in this world is quite deep.