The day arrived and it was a breezy sunny morning. The drill sounds of the army could be casually heard as Master Fu Rah along with Luo and Hua were walking towards the registration counter to enter the common area of the Royal Library.
As they reached the gates, they saw that there was very tight security outside the gates. Everyone standing there was a peak True Foundation realm cultivator. The receptionist receiving everyones badges and registering them for entry into the library and explaining the rules of the event to them was someone in the Core formation realm.
When master Fu Rah and Luo, Hua arrived, they walked towards the receptionist and Fu Rah handed over the tokens depicting the region and the place in the Summer competition over to the receptionist.
As they started to climb the stairs to the highest level, the pressure on their souls increased exponentially. Their Qi was draining at an alarming rate and they were having to restore it again and again which made their progress pretty slow. They finally made it to the highest floor with an hour to spare. Everyone else had many chances to go through different manuals and pick up techniques that they thought suited them best but Luo and Hua did not have that luxury of time anymore. Gi Doh commented while looking at Fu Rah, "Just an hour left sect master Fu Rah. What do you think they will pick?" "Let's wait and see master Gi Doh. If they were able to reach that place, it is upto them to pick what they feel is right for them. I wish I could guide them, but really their battle skills cultivation will have to be by themselves as no one can really help anyone in fortuitous encounters like these." Panting heavily, Luo and Hua looked at the cultivation manu
"Well boys, I was checking on your progress with the help of master Gi Doh here. Going to the highest level at your cultivation level….well done! Now I can brag to that Heavenly Dragon sect's Pu Kuh. Which level did that brat Xiao Wu stop at…level 6? Hahahahaha" Fu Rah was full of smugness and was smirking at Pu Kuh from the Heavenly dragon sect. Xiao Wu was shooting lasers with his eyes at Luo and Hua. Pu Kuh donned an openly irritated face. While the smug-faced master Fu Rah was approached by the different masters to congratulate her on getting such good disciples, Hua and Luo slipped by the crowd silently to the side to discuss the items that they got. "Clap and Thundering slash, that sounds like a cool technique right Hua? I can't wait to see how it will turn out to be." "Me too. Me too. But tell me this, how did you know to pick out that book exactly. You didn't even stop anywhere to pick anything else." "You remember last time wh
Luo and Hua followed Fu Rah, as they assumed a pace that was not too hurried but was not too leisurely either. Just as they made it to the outskirts, Fu Rah changed directions and circled back to the opposite end of the town. Hua and Luo were puzzled but they did not question it and followed her. She led them to a nearby dock and then gave them the clothes of common people while she donned such a set of clothes as well. She then assumed a normal pace again and bought 3 tickets to travel down the river , southeast towards the bay of the Yellow sea. Her plan was to go on the ship and then travel north once she reached the bay back to the Ancient Zither abode. A few hours passed and as they were waiting for the ship to start, they noticed a few people asking around for a lady and two kids, one with a sword and one with a Zither. "That's a pretty accurate description of us, don't you think master?" Luo turned towards master Fu Rah who wore an irritated look. "Dam
As Master Fu Rah walked up to them, she brushed off her clothes nonchalantly. "Well, that was a good fight boys. Luo, you just took out a True Foundation master and Hua, you made a plaything of the guy that got 'first' in the Summer competition. I am impressed as your sect master. Well alright, both of you can pick any one technique which I can teach you and once we are back at the sect, I will teach them to you and monitor your progress myself." Luo answered "Thank you master. I will think about what I want and let you know by the time we are back at the sect." Hua then added on to it "Me..me too." Fu Rah then took the lead again, all the while giggling to herself in glee "Ehehehehhe.~~~, see that Han Ryu, you bastard. My sect has two monsters in it." After a few more tricky maneuvers, they had reached the Dai Shan forest and were nearing the Qing province border. After making them run for the whole day, she
Luo Gong snapped and was seething with rage even as Min Yunqi tried to heal him. He stopped her, looked into her eyes and said "It's okay. Why are you crying Min. It is going to be okay. Trust me." After saying this. Luo turned to the master and said "Master of the Fate enforcer guild, Ren Yunqi, I sense that your powers don't originate here. I also understand hints of your purpose, to enforce order onto a world without one. I get it really do and I also know that this name 'Yunqi' that my Min and you carry is not something you are born with but rather are recognitions from the worlds or something like that. I get all of this and what drives you, but tell me this, out of all this higher purpose and what not, where did you get the right to treat her like this? She did not care about this Fate business of yours or what the worlds forced onto her. Is that why you punish her? You may tell yourself that, but I know what it is, it is just the baseless exercise of your powe
Luo immediately turned around but could not see anything. Yin said "Well, not here, here. Come I'll lead you." Luo then got up slowly, said to master Fu Rah that he needed to attend a call of nature and set out in the direction the master Yin was showing him. After just a few hundred feet, when he reached a big tree, Min Yunqi revealed herself. She was clad in dark robes to be stealthy but her eyes glistened in the moonlight. She approached him and asked with some signs of apprehension "Did..did you see?" Luo nodded and Min broke into an ecstatic smile with her fingers twirling a lock of her messy, short hair. Master Yin then said to him "Brat, let me talk to her before you say anything else." Luo agreed and immediately he could not feel the presence of master Yin in his body. Min Yunqi then looked as if something had attacked her mind but calmed down after that. After what seemed to be a long few moments, she broke down into tears and
As he walked back towards where they camped Luo just thought of one thing "Master, the world, no, the galaxy itself, they traveled it didn't they? How big is it? Is there anything more than the galaxy? Jeez, I even thought the world is big, and now I know that even this is just a fleetingly small piece. I wonder if anyone else on this planet knows?" "I would doubt that Luo. It's hard to experience what you have not seen for yourself. That is why peeking into the mysteries of the Dao is hard. Even I haven't seen it all." "Well, the puts things into perspective. But then again, all of that will come when it will come. For now, since I can't do anything about it, I might as well not think about it now." "Good disciple." He returned to the camp and tired by mental fatigue he slept like a baby, snoring the night away. Come morning, Hua woke him up with a shove. "Come on, wake up, I can't take a second more of your snoring." Luo woke
"So have you figured out how to use the Phantasmal spirit crystal yet? I don't think your Qi will be enough to actually use it now, will it? And what do you think the training in store for us will be?" Hua asked Luo. "I haven't figured that out Hua. And as for training, I suppose we'll see in a couple of days. For now, I just want to eat like a pig and sleep." "How about this, how about we spar tomorrow? Huh? Huhh?" "What brought this on? And I don't want to fight you until I have a proper melee weapon. My long range attacks won't work on you and my other techniques are too lethal to be used in sparring." Luo responded. "Ehhhhh~~~. Well alright. We should go on an adventure to get you a named weapon after our training ends. Short scythes huh. Well, we can go ask master Ren Cho about it. He might know more." Hua said. Luo raised his eyebrow and said "Well, who knows how long the training will be for? To master your technique and