"Next!" Shouting the same phrase loudly for the past ten hours, the guard had a bored expression on his face while he and his colleagues recorded the influx of newcomers to Xiutia'a village. At times, the guards would have been surprised by the guests that came as there were some famous figures in ranks of the wandering cultivators. However, most of the time, it usually was those kids that were still in the beginning phase to the cultivation journey that had been sent by their respective schools, or unknown, wandering cultivators that tried to leech unto some big sect's resources to raise their cultivation. "Next!" Finally, the guards would inspect the last person on the row and their shift would come to an end for today. Soon their gaze landed into a young man that wore shabby clothes that have holes in some parts, along without any single weapon on his body and if one sniffed carefully, they would smell a faint, unique scent coming out of the young man's body. Frowning their eye
*Knock* *Knock* "I'm coming!" Walking to the door of his room, Luke takes a double look at his appearance to search for anything that he has forgotten. Seeing that he was ready for the day, Luke nodded slightly and put up his backpack, while opening the door. In front of the door, there was a young woman with yellow clothes and a sword on her back. Noticing that Luke had finally showed up, she giggled and said, "Hey, sleepy head. Come down, we are waiting for you." Smiling, Luke nodded his head while following the woman's lead towards downstairs. After the woman, Luke and her companion talk together last night, they have introduced themselves as two disciples of the same school that was recruited by a senior in the Three Headed Serpent sect. Although they didn't want to tell more about this senior or how they met with him, they shifted the conversation as asking Luke's reason as to why he wanted to join the sect. Giving out an excuse just to only raise his cultivation, Luk
"Hyaak!"Shouting out loud, a middle aged man wearing armor threw his fist to the dark boulder in front of him. Leaving a 4cm fist mark on the boulder, a young man wearing a crimson robe on the side only briefly glanced at the result and said curtly, "Pass. Next!"Similar occurrence was happening in all fifteen lines in the public square. They
Right after the signal to start the battle had sounded, people began to pull out their own weapons and went into a full frontal battle of groups. Moreover, the bigger groups started to assault those whose group was much smaller than them, including Luke's group.Frowning his eyebrows, Luke saw four people, with two of them holding a mace and the other two wielding swords, had decided to charge at him at the same time. Trying to say it as softly as possible, Luke chanted acceleration magic while guiding his magic power unto his legs.
Two days later. Luke stood one the deck area of a gigantic ship. Looking at the floor below him, Luke was trying to imagine how much it would cost if this ship was made of real jade material. "It is made of jade." Surprised at the unexpected familiar voice beside him, Luke faced the smiling Han Tue who had approached him from his back. Pointing his index finger to the ship, Han Tue continued, "Not only is it made of jade, but this one is a real flying artifact. It cost a huge fortune to buy it, let alone for a customized version." "How do you know what I think? Do you have the technique to read someone's mind?" Luke asked Han Tue who was chuckling after he had heard Luke's words. "Your expression says it all, you know. I don't need to be a fortune teller to read you." Answered Han Tue nonchalantly. After knowing each other more in the past few days, the three of them were getting a little closer as they started to joke around with each other. Following the event after the asses
"Please come this way." Taking the lead, the leader of the ten men introduced himself and politely asked, he then turned his head to the crowd behind him, "This one is Xe Rong. Pleased to any people who had the symbol of the axe on their back had come from the bloodline art, crow for Lingqi devouring art, and skull for corpse controlling art. Next! acquaintance." Unexpectedly, the rest of the people didn't even say anything back and just silently stared at the man called Xe Rong with an impatient gaze, with some even blatantly ignoring his existence. Frowning his eyebrows, Luke replied loudly for everyone to hear, "Pleased to meet you too, Xu Rong. My name is.." Seemingly still not really all that used to his new name, Luke said the last word with hesitation, "Lu..Ren." Luke's act had earned him many weird stares pointed to him, while the rest of them didn't care. On Luke's side, Han Tue smiled wryly with the exception of Lu Xi which joyfully grinned at what Luke had done and soon
Shifting his gaze at elder Zhu Hui, the servant silently asked permission to the elder in his eyes. Staring at Lu Xi's figure, Zhu Hui frowned his eyebrows as he spoke. "Sure. Take the girl away with you. I'll confirm it back later with Ru Ran." Confirming that the elder had given his permission, the servant bowed to Han Tue and said, "Please follow me, sire." Looking at the rest of the crowd, Xe Rong swirly began to organize them and led them inside the pagoda. Moving his eyes to Han Tue and Lu Xi, Luke smiled at both of them as they had taken different paths while being guided with the other servant. Shortly, the crowd went inside the pagoda and could see dozens of bookshelves around while two men who were wearing crimson robes were sitting in the middle as they noted any person that had entered through the entrance."Name, specialization, and what division you wanted to enter?" Asked one of them with a bored expression on his face to the person who was standing at the very front
"Come in." Right after the voice had called out for him, Luke hesitated for a moment before finally deciding to open the door. "Excuse me."Taking a look, Luke could see a young man sitting on the floor with many ceramic sake bottles littered on the ground, with a thick aroma of alcohol in the air. The young man had a small moustache and beard right on his chin, while wearing a crimson robe just like the others. However, his expression looked haggard and his long hair was so messed up as if he had just woken up from the bed. "What are you staring at? Never seen a genius, handsome, and elegant young man in your life? Don't fall for me now.. I only accept busty girls, you know." Said the young man while eyeing Luke with wariness as he continued, "Now, tell me who are you and what do you want? If it's about the matter with Hong Zha, tell that f*cker to get his own pill back! I'll kick his *ss any day!" Blinking his eyes in confusion, Luke shook his head and replied, "I'm Lu Ren. I do