Chapter 1424: Entry Assessment
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The reason why Xiao Zhui was fighting over Duan Ling Tian’s house was firstly due to the ideal location of the house. Secondly, his master did not get along with the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
He was eyeing Duan Ling Tian’s house when he realized that the people from Mound Hill City were the only ones who had come earlier than they had.
Unfortunately, things did not go as he wished.
Never had he thought the Mound Hill City disciple that he picked on was someone beyond his abilities, a person that he, Xiao Zhui, was no match against.
“Get lost!” Duan Ling Tian shouted in his deep voice and kicked the sallow Xiao Zhui away without any mercy.
‘Even the nicest person has their limits!’
It made sense that Xiao Zhui would have to pay the price for advancing toward him and provoking him.
Otherwise, people would think that he was a pushover.
“Hmph!” Just when the three young men from Luo Jiang City changed their expressions, Luo Yi scoffed coldly and took a step forward. He was walking towards Duan Ling Tian. “Brat, how dare you hurt my man from Luo Jiang City?”
“Luo Yi!” Fang Hui stopped him as soon as Luo Yi took a step forward.
“Tsk tsk… Are you, the City Governor of Luo Jiang City, bullying a junior? If I remember correctly, I think you said earlier that they’re sparring just to kill time. You agreed to that, didn’t you?” Fang Hui’s words sobered Luo Yi up.
He really did say that earlier.
“What? You said that earlier because you thought my Mound Hill City man is no match for your man from Luo Jiang City. Now that your man has lost, are you denying what you said?” Fang Hui mocked. He was not afraid of Luo Yi since they were both outer court deacons of the Moon Illumination Sect.
“Fang Hui, I’d never thought you’d have such great luck to have picked up such a freak after losing Su Qi… I hope he won’t be like Su Qi for parting ways with you and go to Elder Liu Huan after becoming your disciple,” Luo Yi scoffed in his deep voice as he gazed deeply into Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. “I suppose… If Elder Liu Huan knows that you have such a disciple, he’ll definitely not let go of him.”
Luo Yi smirked as he spoke while Fang Hui’s expression changed drastically.
To be honest, he was really concerned about that.
He turned to Duan Ling Tian by instinct and noticed that the latter was looking at him too. He was relieved when he saw the determination in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
“It depends if he’s capable of doing that!” Fang Hui glanced at Luo Yi and said while he smirked.
“Why don’t you pick a house to heal yourself? Do you still want to embarrass yourself here?” Luo Yi looked at Fang Hui coldly and subsequently looked at Xiao Zhui who was in a terrible condition as he said solemnly.
Xiao Zhui took a deep breath in and glared at Duan Ling Tian ferociously before getting himself a vacant house. Xiong Hu took pleasure in his misery and teased him as he did that.
“So, this is all a Luo Jiang City genius has got,” Xiong Hu chuckled and said.
What he said caused the people from Luo Jiang City to grow incredulous but they were speechless.
They could not fight back since the truth had been presented before their eyes.
Unsure if Xiao Zhui embarrassed Luo Jiang City, or if they embarrassed themselves, or if they were fearful of Duan Ling Tian, the three young men from Luo Jiang City returned to their houses respectively.
Meanwhile, Luo Yi did not stay out for too long and he returned to his house too.
However, he glanced at Duan Ling Tian in all seriousness before he entered the house. A cold gleam with the will to kill flashed deep in his eyes.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian noticed the murderous intention in Luo Yi’s eyes. However, he did not care.
“His name’s Luo Yi and he’s the City Governor of Luo Jiang City.” At that moment, Fang Hui revealed Luo Yi’s identity. “He was Liu Hui’s lackey in the sect back then. Because of Liu Huan, we’ve never gotten along.”
Duan Ling Tian and the other two came to a realization upon hearing what Fang Hui said.
“It seems like that Xiao Zhui provoked Duan Ling Tian on purpose. Unfortunately, he bit off more than he could chew.” Xiong Hu snickered as he took pleasure in Xiao Zhui’s misery.
Ling Yun, on the other hand, said nothing but his expression was serious.
Xiao Zhui was a young genius from Luo Jiang City and he was on Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage. The fact that Xiao Zhui had such a cultivation base pressured him to a certain extent.
He was only on Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage after all.
“Ling Yun, don’t stress about it… I heard that Xiao Zhui’s 38 now while you’re only in your early 30’s. You’ll definitely surpass him when you’re 38!” Fang Hui seemed to notice that Ling Yun was deep in thought, so he comforted him.
“Hmm.” Ling Yun’s face relaxed after hearing Fang Hui’s comforting words.
That was right.
Xiao Zhui was already 38 while he was only 31.
In seven years’ time, Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage aside, he would even have the confidence to break through to Saint Rudiment Stage!
“Luo Yi thought he could get his disciple to trample us just because we Mound Hill City don’t have Su Qi anymore. It’s liberating whenever I think of his expression that he had earlier.” Fang Hui grinned, which was a rare phenomenon, as he recalled what happened earlier.
As time passed by, more and more people were coming.
These people were either the City Governors coming from the 16 cities under the rule of the Moon Illumination Sect together with the young geniuses that they brought or the young geniuses the outer court elders and deacons of Moon Illumination Sect brought.
At that moment, the housing area became crowded.
Although Duan Ling Tian heard the noise out there, he did not have any intention of joining the crowd.
He lay on the bed quietly while thoughts were flying in his head.
Out of the blue, he was thinking of his two fiancees and the children in their wombs that were yet to be born.
He thought of his parents and wondered where they were right now.
He thought of Han Xue Nai and questioned if that girl was looking for him.
At that same time, he thought of the three little fellas. He thought of Ling Tian Sect, the Overseas Saint Islands and the Cloud Continent.
As time went by, he recalled his past life.
It seemed like his past life of blood and sweat was far away from him as he recollected it now.
‘There’s always someone better no matter where you are… I’ve always thought Martial Emperor ruled the world back then! I only found out that what I knew back then was just a joke when I came to the Cloud Continent.
‘Martial Emperor’s the equivalence of the Innate Void Restoration Stage Martial Cultivator… It’s worth nothing when someone like that is placed on Dao Martial Saint Land. Also, the environment of Dao Martial Saint Land has a major difference compared to the Mortal Continents.
‘It’s hard to imagine that the two places are on the same planet!’ Duan Ling Tian exclaimed secretly.
The sky turned dark without him even realizing it.
Duan Ling Tian did not cultivate that night. Instead, he had a deep sleep. He slept all the way to the next morning until he heard Xiong Hu calling him outside.
“Senior Brother Duan, it’s time to leave!” Duan Ling Tian saw Xiong Hui waiting for him outside when he opened the door. “Where are Teacher and Ling Yun?”
“Teacher and Ling Yun are waiting for you over there,” Xiong Hu said.
Duan Ling Tian left the house and noticed that many people had departed their houses one after another. They were going towards the Moon Illumination Sect Estate together. There were middle-aged and old people among the crowd.
There were more young people, less than a tenth of whom were women.
Duan Ling Tian could understand that.
No matter whether it was on the Cloud Continent or Dao Martial Saint Land, females were born to be weaker and were not as good as males in some aspects. Naturally, there were also female geniuses who were more powerful than many male geniuses.
However, the number of female geniuses was far behind male geniuses when compared.
After meeting Fang Hui and Ling Yun, Duan Ling Tian realized they were the last batch to depart. Most of the people were already ahead of them, heading towards the Moon Illumination Sect.
“Teacher, why aren’t you guys flying?” Xiong Hu asked curiously.
At that moment, Duan Ling Tian also noticed that nobody was flying. Everyone was walking on the ground like everyone else.
He was not taking the young ones into account. They were not on the Saint Rudiment Stage or above after all, so they were more or less limited by the Moon Illumination Sect’s Flight Prohibiting Formation. Duan Ling Tian had found out about the Flight Prohibiting Formation yesterday.
Entering the door of the Moon Illumination Sect would mean entering the Flight Prohibiting Formation.
“The Flight Prohibiting Formation in this sect’s even more advanced than the one in our Mound Hill City! You have to be a Saint Stage powerhouse to be able to fly in the sect,” Fang Hui explained.
“I see.” Xiong Hu came to a realization as Duan Ling Tian got the answer to his question too.
‘The Flight Prohibiting Formation is magical… Saint Stage? There seems to be only a handful of them in the entire Moon Illumination Sect. ‘That means there’s only a few of them who could fly in the Moon Illumination Sect’s air.’
Eventually, they arrived at a vast square after following the crowd.
There was a high stone platform in the middle of the square. The stone platform was massive; it was as big as a football field from the planet where Duan Ling Tian lived in his past life. There were an old man and two middle-aged men standing on the stone platform at the moment.
The two middle-aged men stood behind the old man while the old man took the lead.
‘So many people?’ Duan Ling Tian looked around when he arrived near the stone platform. He noticed many people gathering around. There were close to 200 people.
Apart from the City Governors from the 18 cities, the 180 or so people were the young geniuses who were there to participate in the entry assessment of the Moon Illumination Sect. They were exuberant and confident.
On average, each city brought ten young geniuses.
“Master, did Mound Hill City bring too few people? Luo Jiang City too… They seem to have only brought four young geniuses,” Xiong Hu commented while feeling a little puzzled.
“Not all of these young geniuses come from the 18 cities,” Fang Hui said while shaking his head, “More than half of them are the young geniuses found by the sect’s outer court elders and deacons.”
“They sure worked very hard to have found so many young geniuses,” Xiong Hu gushed after his jaw dropped.
“The young geniuses that they found will be their outer court disciples as long as they pass the assessment. They’ll be given a massive amount of Merit Points from the headcount. Why wouldn’t they work hard?” Fang Hui did not find that surprising.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up upon hearing Fang Hui.
He had heard much earlier that the Merit Points in Mound Hill City could be used in the Moon Illumination Sect too. Moreover, the items and the Saint Grade Martial Tactics that were exchangeable in the Moon Illumination Sect were even more advanced than those in Mound Hill City.
It made sense when one thought about it.
Mound Hill City was only an eighth-rate force after all while the Moon Illumination Sect was a seventh-rate force. Not only that, it was a seventh-rate force that ruled Mound Hill City.