Chapter 1024: Becoming an Inner Disciple
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
The Southern Cloud Sacred Religion was one of the ten great religions in the entire Realm Heart Great Land. It was incredibly difficult to become an inner disciple of this religion!
Nevertheless, the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion was biased to citizens of the Southern Cloud Nation. After all, wars between nations were frequent, and the civilians of one’s own country would definitely be more trustworthy!
“Ying Shan Xue Ying, a disciple of the Ying Shan Clan. He was given birth as a disciple belonging to a Southern Cloud aristocratic clan.” A total of 15 Primal Chaos experts were gathered in a palace hall. At the center, there was a projection depicting a handsome white-robed young man entering the God Yuan Palace.
“He has outstanding innate talent. Judging by his aura and soul, he hasn’t cultivated in a time-accelerated environment, and has merely cultivated for five million years.”
“Haha, he has already succeeded in crossing the God Yuan Palace fifth level.”
“Fellow cultivators… there should be no disagreements to let him in, right?”
“None at all.”
“He is a pass for me.”
“That is a young fellow belonging to the clan of Old Mother Ying Shan. Pass for me too.”
The 15 Primal Chaos experts said with smiles. The atmosphere was relaxing. A long time ago, Old Mother Ying Shan had already resolved all possible blockages, so everyone present was quite agreeable to it.
They were less stringent on the investigation and appraisal of their own citizens. If it were a cultivator from another nation, the interrogation would be much stricter. Even if a cultivator were not any weaker than Xue Ying in terms of talent, the demand for his strength would be harder, and they had to complete ‘certain missions’ to test the loyalty of that incoming disciple.
After all, outer disciples did not have to be loyal. They were free to choose other religions.
But the moment they succeeded in becoming an inner disciple of the religion, without the agreement of the Southern Cloud King personally, they were absolutely forbidden from joining other religions. If they dared to do so, it would be betraying the religion! And these traitors would be pursued and killed!
With such harsh requirements, there would be many benefits should one passed the checks and become an inner disciple.
Xue Ying exited from the God Yuan Palace.
‘In the primal chaos void, the opponents we had within the Star Pagoda were all Destruction Devils. Nevertheless, the trials within the God Yuan Palace were of different kinds of opponents.’ Xue Ying sighed inwardly. Even though there was more variety in the God Yuan Palace, the level of combat demarcation was precisely the same as that of the Star Pagoda. Naturally, the God Yuan Palace had an additional tenth level.
“Ying Shan Xue Ying, congratulations to you!” Marquis Cheng Deng was waiting outside the God Yuan Palace. He laughed, “I have already gotten the news that your appraisal has passed. You are now an inner disciple of our Southern Cloud Sacred Religion. Oh, in a while, we will bring you to collect your personal inner disciple token, your robes, and other items. As for the cavern-dwelling you are living in, you can choose one yourself.”
“Many thanks, Marquis Cheng Deng.” Xue Ying said.
“It is just a minor matter. Let’s go and collect the token first.”
Marquis Cheng Deng was very enthusiastic.
Within the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion, in the elder’s hall.
“Ying Shan Xue Ying, you are now the 3392nd disciple of our Southern Cloud Sacred Religion.” A silver-haired old man said. That old man was giving off a grand aura. He was currently passing over a robe solemnly to Xue Ying. The robe had a token pinned on to it, “In the future, you are not just a disciple of the Ying Shan Clan. You are also a disciple ‘Southern Cloud Sacred Religion’, one of the ten great religions in the entire Realm Heart Great Land. Focus on cultivating and break through to the Primal Chaos realm soon. As a disciple of our Southern Cloud Sacred Religion, it is a humiliation not to reach the Primal Chaos realm.”
“This disciple understands.” Xue Ying respectfully received the robe.
He naturally understood it.
The conditions of joining the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion as an inner disciple were harsh. As a civilian of the Southern Cloud Nation, most could join only after they obtained power at the seventh level as a Unity realm! Hence, it wasn’t empty words to say that ‘it is a humiliation not to reach the Primal Chaos realm as an inner disciple of the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion’.
There were more than 3,000 disciples in the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion, and that was the total number of disciples ever since its creation.
Many had fallen over the long years too. Currently, only several hundred inner disciples were alive! Of course, these several hundred inner disciples were sufficient to bring up the reputation of Southern Cloud Sacred Religion. Of these several hundred disciples, very few were from the Southern Cloud Nation. The majority came from other nations. Even though the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion had harsher requirements for them to join it, there was ultimately too many talented outsiders applying. Clearly, having an identity as one of the top ten religions in the great land boosted its attraction.
It might seem relatively easy for Xue Ying to become an inner disciple of the religion.
In reality, his talent was ranked in the top ten within the history of Southern Cloud Nation.
In terms of comprehension ability, he had reached the Unity realm fifth level within five million years.
Only with such great talent and comprehension ability, coupled with being one of their own people, made it easy for him to join the religion.
Even though many cultivators came to visit the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion, almost all of them were outer disciples that wanted to get better guidance at the headquarters!
Xue Ying stood on a mountain peak. There was a cavern-dwelling behind him. His subordinates–Magic Servant Zi Bai, Tian Yi Zhi, the female attendant Yan Yu, his two Black Stream Cloud Wolves, and personal guards had settled down too.
‘In the future, my fate will be tied together to the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion.’ Xue Ying thought.
Xue Ying arced through the sky. He flew towards the distant.
The rules within the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion were strict. Outer disciples could only traverse within the outer region. The innermost core religion of the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion was meant just for the inner disciples and their servants. Even the servants of these inner disciples had a predetermined region of movement.
Hence, it was clearly more desolate within this inner core region.
“The Book Repository Realm.”
As Xue Ying flew across the sky, he arrived on a mountain peak floating within the clouds. The summit had a vast cave that spanned over ten meters tall. There were two characters ‘Book Repository’ imprinted on the cave. It was also the most critical place which Xue Ying paid attention to after joining the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion.
As he stepped into the cave, the surrounding space started turning illusory.
“Mn?” Xue Ying looked around him. He had entered an enormous space.
Many bookshelves floated within the space.
There were different books and many more that were absolute art scriptures. Many of these books were also personal insights seniors had left behind regarding cultivation. For instance, insights on the “Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles”. Amidst many of the books, the complete “Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles” could be seen.
With a glance, this vast space contained just a dozen other figures flipping through the books of comprehending. Those who could enter were at least inner disciples.
‘Let’s have a look at those rumored books.’
Xue Ying felt his heart itch. He rapidly flew towards the center of the space. There was a sky pillar extending all the way to the top. Many rows of characters were also imprinted on this pillar.
“”Third Realm Technique”, requires 500,000 contribution points to exchange.”
“”Avatar Technique”, requires 300,000 contribution points to exchange.”
“”Great Destruction Realm Teleportation Technique”, requires 300,000 contribution points to exchange.”
“”Five Phase Sealing Technique”, requires 200,000 contribution points to exchange.”
“”Star God Body”, requires 200,000 contribution points to exchange.”
“”External Incarnation Technique”, requires 100,000 contribution points to exchange.”
“”Void-ification Undying Technique”, requires 100,000 contribution points to exchange.”
There were rows and rows of words which caused Xue Ying’s eyes to brighten.
The “Great Destruction Realm Teleportation Technique” could be found here. There was also the ordinary “Destruction Realm Teleportation Technique”. The “Destruction Realm Teleportation Technique” should be Xue Ying’s own ultra-long distance teleportation technique. It merely required 50,000 contribution points to exchange.
‘These are the legendary absolute art scriptures.’ Xue Ying praised. He already knew some of them through the different books he read.
The Southern Cloud Sacred Religion, being one of the ten great religions, had collected many scriptures. Some originated from before the first War of the Ancient Nations. Some were even unique across the entire Realm Heart Great Land. There were cultivators from the six great ancient nations who came here just to have a look at it. Naturally, they had to fork out a huge price. Of course, the foundation of the six great ancient nations was thicker than the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion. They, too, had their own unique, powerful absolute art scriptures. Nevertheless, it was extremely difficult to join an ultra-strong religion within the six great ancient nations as an outsider from a different nation. Most outsiders even suffered from discrimination.
The Southern Cloud Sacred Religion was still a religion located within his own home nation, and it was sufficient for it to be ranked as top ten in the Realm Heart Great Land.
‘It’s a pity that the scriptures imprinted on the Sky Pillar require contribution points to be exchanged. But this is quite a good deal since I could exchange for them as an inner disciple. Outer disciples can’t even learn them.’ Xue Ying sighed. He swept across many of the books within the vast space. As for those books located here, they were free for anyone to peruse.