Everyone was ready before the break of dawn and Fu Lin wished them good luck and they all started.
Even though the Zither disciples started together having packed the necessary supplies for the journey, after a while Cai MingZhu stopped in front of Luo and said "Me , Zhong Gui and Zhong Bai will be one team once we reach the starting point.
It's not good to have big teams as the share of the loot will be lesser and there will be more opportunities this way. I wanted to give you this chance to form your own strategy. Master expects a lot from you , but that doesn't mean that I or the others will automatically concede to you. I hope you get that."
The Zhong twins looked at the others and just shrugged and smiled as if they were just going along with what Cai had said just for fun.
Before Luo could thank her she jumped the gun and started using a movement technique to run at high speeds. The Zhong twins were keeping up as well. "Huhh...there she goes" Luo sa
The moment Luo's and Hua's attacks had landed on the big trolls, they launched their most powerful attacks as well. Xun enhanced her body with Qi and with increased mobility relied on light and fast kick combos to the head , hitting at vital points near the base of the neck. After those consecutive attacks the troll just fell down, dead, with a broken neck lying at an impossible angle.Hao Qi's most powerful attack however was not an attack but a support type technique. She took out her flute and notes started pouring out of the flute. It had a strange effect of taking everyone in the hearing range into a kind of trance and the trolls started to headbang in coordination with the sharp drops and the lilting notes of her melody.Luo and the others however understood that her technique affected the soul after it began and immediately used the 36 walls of Soul technique they had learnt earlier and used it to stop the effects of the technique.They took advantage of
The second day was upon the contestants. Xiao Wu and his lackeys were leading in terms of overall cores because he had pushed them without letting them sleep using lesser Qi replenishment pills. They were finally in a layer where Tier2 beasts started appearing. Red-scaled Nagas were spotted leading small hunting parties of Tier1 Nagas.Xiao Wu cleverly distributed antidote pills to all of his followers and set up ambushes for the hunting parties. Sometimes it would work and after having sneakily killed the Red scaled naga, they would slaughter the other Nagas, but sometimes the monsters would detect the ambush and it would become a battle.Xiao Wu was the only one who was in the Qi Condensation realm among them so he would lead the charge and then the others would attack the Red scaled naga coordinating with each other. Their tactics served them pretty well as they carefully moved through the slightly deeper levels on the second day.***Luo and the other
Hao Qi was shocked at both of their displays of power. "You … Both of you have brought down a Tier 3 monster...a half step Tier3 monster granted , but still..they would be as strong as the upper layers of Qi Condensation realm cultivators. And yet you brought it down in ONLY 2 MOVES!!! How can that be possible??"Hua looked at Luo and asked him, "Qi Gathering realm cultivators can only cover their bodies in Qi and then attack their opponents with that. I have never seen any Gathering Qi cultivators cause explosions that are as freaky as that. No to mention, those stones you used to attack caused a similar kind of explosion. Why is that? How did you do it? "Luo hesitated but then made up his resolve and said " Would you guys tell me your family's cultivation secrets if I just simply asked you? Hua..would you tell me the secret behind that superfast attack that you did just now . It packed a hell lot of power. Would you tell me? I'm as
After the sun was high in the sky and it was noon, Gu Ryu took to the podium again. The points were tallied against the jade slips which were then displayed on the display board they had set up."Good day everyone. Now that all of you have gathered and without incident I might add, it is time to announce the results of the competition.So without delay, at first place is Xiao Wu of Heavenly Dragon Sect with 7000 points.At 2nd place is Luo LianHao of Ancient Zither Abode with 6500 points.At 3rd place is Hua Geming also of the Ancient Zither abode with 6200 points.Congratulations to the three of you. Your visit to the Royal Library is scheduled for 3 months from now. Emissaries to your sect will notify you before you need to depart for the Royal Library.Now with that I call the Summer Competitions CLOSED!"The prizes were delivered to the winners after the declarations were done. Xiao Wu got the Low grade Xian Tier def
Fu Lin had taken them to show the common dorm for the new joinees of the year. There was a separation between the buildings for girl's rooms and boy's rooms. Each of them had been assigned a simple looking room with essentials like a bed, a few mats, cushions for seated cultivation.The building had a huge courtyard that had koi ponds and bamboo fountains making the atmosphere calm and relaxed. Luo, Hua, Zhong Bai and Zhong Gui went into their rooms to get settled. Xun'er followed Hao Qi and Cai MingZhu went after both of them had already made a move on. They were all instructed by Fu Lin to get settled and rest and that she would take them for a tour of the sect come sunrise.'I finally made it into a sect. It all feels a bit unreal if I look back at all the things that have happened till now.' 'What are you counting your stars for already. You just got in here and if I'm not wrong that Xiao Wu and the Heavenly dragon sect elder were not pl
They then made their way to a plain area with a lot of identical buildings with courtyards and gardens separating each building. "These are your classrooms. For today we will be going over the basics of cultivation and then we will decide on what techniques to practice for each of you."Fu Lin then went over the levels of cultivation. "First there is the Gathering Qi level where the cultivators first learn to feel Qi and then use it to enhance their physical abilities and as they reach higher levels they will be able to emit Qi from their bodies.The next realm is the Qi Condensation realm where you will cultivate to slowly condense your Qi, make it richer and you will focus on filling your Dantian with the Qi and learn techniques that can give your Qi an attribute.In the True foundation realm you can learn to finely control your Qi and techniques are practiced that will increase the capacity of your Danti
Luo took some time to write 6 copies of the '36 walls of Soul' cultivation technique and handed it to everyone else. Cai MingZhu took her's and said "Well, I have an idea that will restrict the bought copies to the buyer so that others will not be able to make copies themselves. I'll let you know once I've succeeded."Luo and the others, armed with a copy each, started to copy more books. Their target was to reach 1000 as that was the strength of the Ancient Zither Abode sect. It took them a couple of days and they pulled all-nighters to finish copying all 1000 copies of the manual. Hua was starting to hallucinate letters and so he stopped in between, but Hao Qi was extremely efficient.Xun and the Zhong twins were playing around at times but when Luo and Hao Qi glared at them, they would get back to the work at hand.Cai MingZhu joined them and showed them a set of 1000 papers with 2 simple engraved runes written on them."I u
Luo looked at them and said "You know it's things like these that can hurt a man's feelings." They still maintained the distance although they were grinning a little bit. "So, what is your cultivation level right now Hua?" Luo asked him. "Peak of the 5th layer of the Qi condensation realm, you?" "Half step Qi condensation realm (as in almost into the Qi condensation realm 1st layer). So we have both made good progress huh. Thanks to all those pills that Xun'er bought for us from our sales of the 36 walls of Soul manual." "Yeah. I felt that even my share was quite a bit of money and mine was just around 2% of the share. Not to even mention your huge 90% share. What do you even plan on doing with that much money?" " I have a few ideas. I will tell you once they pan out" Luo smirked and started to stretch. "Ohh acting all mysterious are you? Before you act all smug, you should know that you smell worse than a skunk. Let's go wash