- “Originally I planned to make you an ordinary Outer Sect disciple. But with a temperament like this… Excellent. Excellent! You will be my personal apprentice!„
- — Zhou Yanyun on Chen Fan
on Chapter 41: A Sensation in the State of Zhao!
He is a middle-aged man who wears a long scholar's robe and had an aura that seems to encompass the heavens.
He first appeared during the appearance of the bogus Sublime Spirit Scripture stele. He and the others tried to ascertain the scripture's whereabouts but ultimately failed to locate it. It was then that he noticed Chen Fan for his righteousness and overall bearing. Pleased with lad, he then took him in as his personal disciple. 
It is revealed that when Chen Fan and Shan Ling were to be punished, Zhou Yanyun decided to take the punishment instead of Chen Fan. His Nascent Soul was destroyed and he died a mortal.
- “So, you know me. Then you know what you are giving up by passing up this opportunity. „