Chapter 919: The Fury of Inquisitive Sky Hall Master
“Elder Dong Bo who is one of the teachers of the convention has handed in his name register.” This piece of news rapidly spread across the talented cultivators. At that moment, all the talented cultivators hurried over to the Star Convention. According to the rules of the convention, when all five teachers handed in their name registers, the Star Convention would publicize the selected cultivators who would be proceeding to the next round.
“I hope that I one of the selected ones.”
“I must be one of them!”
Many talented cultivators headed to the gathering location of the Star Convention. They were looking in the direction of the Star Pagoda. Currently, they were waiting for the compiled list of names to be released. Many were waiting anxiously since this would determine their fates if they would continue being a mediocre member of the cultivators in the vast sacred worlds or to step into heaven and enter the holy grounds! As for those who had not cultivated for a trillion years, they would still be qualified to participate in the next Star Convention.
As for those who cultivated for a longer period, they would no longer have any chances in the future!
It was too difficult to step into the Primal Chaos realm if they were to depend solely on tempering themselves through adventuring. How many Primal Chaos giants were there in a sacred world over this long period? For instance, in the two great sacred worlds, more than half the Primal Chaos giants belonged to a holy ground superpower. Of the remaining few, some were originally from the holy grounds, though with the fall of the Cosmos Gods, these holy ground superpowers disbanded, leaving them to fend for themselves.
Strictly speaking, 70-80% of the Primal Chaos giants were nurtured from Cosmos God superpowers. The remaining 20-30% reached where they were usually because of some miraculous encounters.
Without sufficient luck, it was too difficult to step into the Primal Chaos realm by relying on themselves.
Even if they adventured outside, none of them dared to kill disciples who were part of the holy ground superpowers. As for those without sufficient backgrounds, many had died due to various reasons.
“I must enter.”
“My name must be in the publicized name list. It must!” These cultivators were looking upward with rapt expectation.
Following a vast aura.
Five ranking lists began appearing beside the Star Pagoda.
At the front of each ranking list, there were names of the teachers.
Like the name register Xue Ying handed in, it was the fifth one–”Elder Dong Bo: Sword Guest Yun Chen, Xing Huo Xun Yi, Mou Jia…”
“My name, that’s my name!” Those talented cultivators were thoroughly looking through the lists.
High in the sky, there were the names of the five teachers of convention and 100 talented cultivator names. Each teacher would select 20 names.
“No…” Some cultivators were staring blankly. They did not dare believe their eyes and began reading through again and again.
“It’s me!” Some who were chosen revealed excited look. Some were able to remain calm after being selected, though the edge of their lips moved upwards, revealing what they were currently feeling.
These cultivators who were genuinely excited and happy were the minority.
The teachers of the convention selected only 100 cultivators. Adding up the previous 100 cultivators who got through the Star Pagoda selections, there were only 200 in total! And the number of participants for the Star Convention reached up to 16,000 cultivators, with the rest failing the selections.
‘I’ve been chosen by General Hatchet Palace Master.’ The simple-robed Fu Jun looked up. His eyes were emitting a dazzling light. He turned around towards the distant red-robed girl who was once his companion, ‘Who would have thought that Xing Huo Xun Yi has been selected too. With his strength, and with the guidance of Monarch Xing Huo, all his potential should be dug out, yet he was chosen regardless?’
Fu Jun watched as how Xing Huo Xun Yi’s name was amongst those gigantic names. He could not help but sneer inwardly.
When Xing Huo Xun Yi exposed his wife who was actually disguising and deceiving him, Fu Jun did not feel grateful to him. Neither did he have any thoughts of vengeance. It was merely that he did not wish to see Xing Huo Xun Yi anymore! The moment he saw the name register, Fu Jun felt slightly disdained since he was sure the other party was able to get his name on the name register by depending on his father.
‘It is useless. Ultimately, the path of cultivation depends on oneself. Even if he gets to enter a holy ground, he will not have any bright future.’ Fu Jun glanced at the golden-robed young man before becoming too lazy to look at him anymore.
He did not wish to see his ex-wife Ni Yan, and neither did he wish to see that Xing Huo Xun Yi.
Xing Huo Xun Yi looked up at the names in the sky, and with a glance, he knew Xue Ying had chosen him.
‘Elder Dong Bo has recognized my potential?’ Xing Huo Xun Yi was slightly excited, ‘No rush. He said that he wanted to see my potential throughout the entire Star Convention, and by the time this convention ends, I might be able to accept him as my teacher.’
The red-robed Ni Yan looked up. It was unquestionable since her ranking was ordinary, and she had cultivated for a long time, so her name was not included. But the two who were close to her previously, ‘Fu Jun’ and ‘Xing Huo Xun Yi’ were both included in the name registers.
‘Fu Jun’s potential is indeed extraordinary, and the background of Xing Huo Xun Yi is amazing too. Even if he is ranked beneath me, he has been chosen. It’s a pity that I have been exposed in his hands.’ Ni Yan coldly chuckled. She turned around and left the gathering point of the Star Convention. This time, she had suffered from a great loss.
The gigantic names appearing by the towering Star Pagoda could be seen even by those located far away.
In a cavern-dwelling, General Hatchet Palace Master was enjoying a scarlet-red wine by himself. He who seemed weak and was white and tender, looked up, easily discerning the names floating beside the Star Pagoda. His vision landed on the name register handed in by Xue Ying.
‘Weird. This Dong Bo Xue Ying doesn’t seem like a silly cultivator, yet why would he choose the son of Xing Huo? Is it for the sake of getting into the good graces of Xing Huo?’ General Hatchet Palace Master shook his head slightly.
‘He chose Xing Huo Xun Yi?’ Violet Slaughter Island Master walked out of the palace hall, looking at the names appearing in the distant. She revealed a surprised look, ‘Monarch Xing Huo should not have forced him. He would have many other ways of getting his son into a holy ground, so why the need to do something so ugly? Unless Dong Bo Xue Ying is deliberately doing this to obtain a favor from Monarch Xing Huo?’
Monarch Xing Huo might have other methods to ensure his son could enter the holy ground, but that would require him to use up his favor with others.
If Xue Ying did so, Monarch Xing Huo would have to repay him.
‘He is ultimately a Unity realm.’ Violet Slaughter Island Master shook her head and pursed her lips. She was too lazy to care.
General Heaven Light remained seated while meditating. Once he knew of the name register, he merely sneered: ‘What a joke.’
‘I knew he would disgrace the Great Void Heaven Temple right from the start when he became a teacher of the convention.’ The cold Five Luster Serpent Ancestor who hated evil as if they were his enemies glanced at the names high in the sky. He then turned his head down and continued drinking his wine.
Xing Huo Xun Yi had focused entirely on the Dao of Mirage. Thus, other than asking Xue Ying for guidance, he did not seek any other teachers for help. General Hatchet Palace Master and the other three teachers of the convention naturally judged the potential of Xing Huo Xun Yi to be ranked beyond 5,000th. They also felt that what Xue Ying did was too unpleasant.
‘Haha, he was so arrogant in front of me. So in actual fact, it is because I am giving him too little.’ Ba Yun Palace Master was in the cavern-dwelling arranged by Blade Emperor City. It was very close to the Star Pagoda, and he could easily see those names after looking up. He sneered, ‘With the identity of Monarch Xing Huo, he will disdain from doing such things. It seems that this son of his should have taken out some treasures to buy in Dong Bo Xue Ying.’
For instance, taking out 1,000 to 2,000 Origin World Rocks would suffice to move the hearts of ordinary Primal Chaos experts, and Xue Ying would definitely be moved as well.
With the identity of Xing Huo Xun Yi, he could grit his teeth and take out treasures worth this value!
After all, with Monarch Xing Huo’s identity, he was someone who completely looked down on most Primal Chaos realm, and could easily kill these experts. Naturally, he had treasures outstripping what Ba Yu Palace Master and the others had.
Actually, after looking at this name register, the other people were still finding it alright. They would at most feel that Xue Ying had ‘poor manners’ and was doing such an unpleasant action that disgraced the Great Void Heaven Temple.
But the other person who came from the Great Void Heaven Temple, ‘Inquisitive Sky Hall Master’ was truly furious!
‘Dong Bo Xue Ying, he, why would he…’ After Inquisitive Sky Hall Master received the name register, he was filled with disbelief. Looking at the names appearing beside the Star Pagoda, he read through again and again. Behind the 20 names chosen by ‘Elder Dong Bo’, there was indeed Xing Huo Xun Yi!
‘Why would he be like that! Forefather trusted him, regarded him highly, and let him become the teacher of this convention while representing our Great Void Heaven Temple.’ Inquisitive Sky Hall Master’s expression became ugly. Even though he did not really understand what happened during the selections by the Cosmos Gods, Forefather Tian Yu should have spent quite a lot of effort trying to let someone at the Unity realm take on the role as a teacher.
‘But he repaid Forefather’s effort like that? It is fine if he doesn’t care about his reputation, but my Great Void Heaven Temple still wants it!’ Inquisitive Sky Hall Master’s expression became uglier by the moment.
He originally had a favorable impression of Xue Ying.
This was the strongest expert who rose in the juniors of Great Void Heaven Temple. Inquisitive Sky Hall Master and the others harbored great expectations and were thinking of ways to protect him. Knowing that Xue Ying was in danger, he had personally teleported through an ultra-long distance, sending his incarnation rushing down to protect him. Inquisitive Sky Hall Master and the others were looking forward to the day that Xue Ying breakthrough and become a hall master on the same level as them.
But this time, what Xue Ying did had genuinely infuriated Inquisitive Sky Hall Master.
Your most significant reliance is my Great Void Heaven Temple! Why the need to curry favor with Monarch Xing Huo? Is my Great Void Heaven Temple not stronger than Monarch Xing Huo by ten to a hundred times?