Chapter 145: Start the array
As Yi Yun was deep in thought, he saw a young man wearing red, standing beside the heptagonal array.
This young man was about fourteen years old and he was luxuriously dressed, apparently not of ordinary birth.
“Start the array, I’ll try my moves!” The youth was extremely confident. “Frost Metal Blood Balls array, begin it at difficulty level ten!”
As the youth said those words, a few other youths beside him laughed, “Hahaha, Young Master Ji Chang has great bravery, to begin right away with level ten!”
“This Frost Metal Blood Balls array is dangerous, if you are not careful, you can break your bones!”
As they said, they lit up the array.
Beside the heptagonal ground was a stone platform with were rows of red crystals embedded in it. The crystal’s red color deepened along the row and the highest crystal was blood red.
There were three rows of crystals, with ten crystals forming a row, resulting in a total of thirty crystals.
The group of people lit up ten red crystals, which was also known as difficulty level ten.
This tenth level of difficulty tested a warrior’s reaction to the attacks by ten of these Frost Metal Blood Balls. Ji Chang was just fourteen years of age, as expected of the saying, heroes emerge from youngsters!
Once the array was switched on, the Frost Metal Blood Balls immediately began flying at extreme speeds!
Each blood pearl left behind a faint reddish blur. They moved quickly, forming random lines that were dazzling to behold!
The youth took a deep breath and rushed in!
The youth tossed and turned within the array like an agile leopard. The ten blood pearls did not even manage to touch his sleeves.
After the array was lit up for fifteen minutes, it slowly weakened.
The red-shirt youth walked out unharmed from the array.
His face was slightly flushed red and clearly, he still had a lot of remaining strength.
“Young Master Ji Chang is so strong, as expected of the Jing state’s Sunan examination’s third place!”
“Of course! The southern examination was filled with powerhouses. Young Master Ji Chang is different for him to be ranked third. If I must say, Young Master Ji Chang should be made a Kingdom Knight!”
The few Jing state young masters echoed one another and praised each other. They were the young masters of from the state of Jing, so complimenting each other was a matter of course.
These young masters were 13-15 years of age. Few children of large family clans would join the Jin Long Wei above the age of fifteen.
It could be said that they were in the prime of their youth, bright and valiant. It was the period they thought they were the center of the world.
“I say, the few of you, do you want to try?”
The few young masters looked towards some youths nearby.
These youths had rough skin. They wore clothes made out of animal fur and were physically stout. From the beginning to end, they had never opened their mouths and had been silent in the corner. They had a weak presence.
They were much older. Even the youngest was seventeen years old. Several of them were over twenty years of age.
Clearly, they were warriors from the vast wilderness.
The warriors of the vast wilderness lacked resources. Hence, their cultivation speed could not compete with the speed of the young masters from the Jing state’s large family clans. Furthermore, many of these sons of the vast wilderness could only join the Jin Long Wei above the age of sixteen since the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom almost never held the kingdom’s selection in the vast wilderness.
For example, Hu Ya entered the Jin Long Wei at eighteen years of age.
For a warrior, a young age was an advantage.
With everyone being at the same level and equal strength, a fourteen-year-old would naturally despise an eighteen-year-old.
The warriors of the vast wilderness had already arrived in the Jin Long Wei camp a few days ago.
For the past few days, they had been ostracized by the Jing state young masters.
These highborn young masters naturally formed a faction also known as the Jing State Young Masters Faction. They were large in numbers and powerful. Naturally, the Jin Long Wei members that came from the vast wilderness were in an inferior position.
When choosing the barracks, the Jing State Young Masters Faction occupied the best spots in the barracks, and the sons of the vast wilderness had to occupy the corners.
When the bone relics were distributed, the Jing State Young Masters Faction received the majority, while they received the least.
Even during meals at the canteen, the Jing State Young Masters Faction would pick all the expensive meat with greater energy, leaving the low-quality meat to them.
During their visit to General Yan, the Jing State Young Masters Faction immediately surrounded the Thunder Sky Drum and the Frost Metal Blood Balls and entered the array to train and spar, while the sons of the wilderness were ostracized to the side.
Actually, seeing the Jing State Young Masters Faction’s strength, these sons of the vast wilderness had to acknowledge their strength, but it didn’t mean that they were afraid of them.
The sons of the vast wilderness had a wildness within them!
They grew up in the harsh environment of the vast wilderness, so they did not easily admit defeat. Having been provoked, how could they bear it any further? A tanned youth stood forward.
He was about seventeen-years-old and he was lean. His glances were like bolts of lightning.
He gave off the feeling of a wolf that came from the vast wilderness. “My name is Hei Sha from the Blackrock tribal clan. If you want to challenge me, I’ll take you on!”
“Hehe! Challenge?” The scions smiled upon hearing those words. “We aren’t challenging you. You don’t have the qualification to make us challenge you. It’s all a game!”
The Jing State Young Masters Faction’s arrogant words made Hei Sha pop a vein on his forehead!
“Alright, I’ll play with you!”
It was not a spur of the moment decision for Hei Sha to go on-stage. Within the Blackrock tribal clan, he may not be the strongest, but he was the fastest!
In the Blackrock tribal clan, he had the nickname of black lightning.
If it was to beat the Thunder Sky Drum, he might not be up to it, but he was filled with confidence when it came to the Frost Metal Blood Balls array!
“Come on up!” Ji Chang said as he saw loathing in Hei Sha’s eyes. “Let’s do it together so that it will be fair!”
With that said, Ji Chang glanced at Yi Yun from the corner of his eyes.
This glance was not obvious, but sharp Yi Yun was able to sense it. Yi Yun suddenly understood that this Ji Chang was unconvinced of his status as a Kingdom Knight from the vast wilderness, hence he imposed on those sons of the vast wilderness.
The Tai Ah Divine Kingdom gave great importance to stature. Although he was from the vast wilderness, Yi Yun had much higher stature as a Kingdom Knight than the Ji Chang, who was from a large family clan!
Whether it was Ji Chang or the other Jing state scions, none of them could provoke Yi Yun publicly. If they came into conflict and came to blows, an inquiry would prove that they were insubordinate, landing them in trouble.
Hence, they did not dare to flaunt in front of Yi Yun, but their indignation made them target the warriors from the vast wilderness and gain an upper hand against them. Those were the thoughts on their minds.
How could the Jing state scions, celebrities that came from large family clans be oppressed by a bunch of savages from the vast wilderness? After experiencing fierce battles, they had failed to obtain the title of Kingdom Knight. What made Yi Yun special?
Just as Hei Sha and Ji Chang stood in the middle of the array, Ji Chang said suddenly, “If I were to say, ten levels of difficulty is too boring, what do you think?”
Hei Sha raised his eyebrows. He suddenly realized that Ji Chang did not go his all previously. He still had more to spare!
By first appearing weak to prevent the opponent from shying away, then luring him into battle before raising the difficulty was a way to defeat the opponent in one swoop!
Hei Sha immediately understood Ji Chang’s thoughts. Indeed, the moment he stepped into that array, there was no way to back down. He had to accept it even if Ji Chang had made the difficulty even higher!
A simple trick to appear weak before forcing him into a dead end!
Although this trick was simple, don’t forget that Ji Chang was a fourteen-year-old child. He was extremely scheming!
These scions were not simple folk!
Hei Sha took a deep breath as his wizened face burned with fighting spirit.
Ji Chang still had more to spare but he was still pretty confident of his movement ability.
Alright, we shall battle it out in this array!
“Eleven levels of difficulty, begin!” Ji chang casually waved.
One of the Jing state young masters faction’s members was by the control panel of the array. He laughed, “Ji Chang, tell me if it’s not difficult enough, I’ll add more for you.”
With that said, he pressed the eleventh crystal!
“Shoo! Shoo! Shoo!”
Eleven Frost Metal Blood Balls began whistling through the sky. The eleventh difficulty had one additional Frost Metal Blood Ball than the tenth difficulty, and they were even faster now.
The extreme speeds made the Frost Metal Blood Balls emitted a sharp whistling sound.
Ji Chang and Hei Sha began moving at the same time!
Both of them were extremely fast, leaving behind shadows. It was hard for people to distinguish the shadow from the person!
Yi Yun watched Ji Chang and Hei Sha by the side. Their every move could be seen clearly by Yi Yun. It was as if they were moving slowly in his eyes.
“To be able to make it to the Jin Long Wei elite, they sure aren’t simple,” said Hu Ya, who was standing beside Yi Yun. On this journey, he was a man of few words.
Yi Yun nodded, “Yes, this Hei Sha’s speed is very fast, and he is actually a little faster than Ji Chang. This should be his talent.”
“Unfortunately, Hei Sha makes a lot of unnecessary moves. Hence, his evasive actions have perhaps less than 40% efficiency. As for Ji Chang’s evasive efficiency, it’s as high as 60-70%. This great difference cannot be bridged with a slight improvement in speed.”
As Yi Yun said that, Ji Chang suddenly shouted, “Add more, twelve levels of difficulty!”
Under the high-speed evasion, Ji Chang was able to distract himself and speak. He laughed arrogantly.
“Alright!” The man by the array’s control panel made a nefarious smile before pressing the twelfth crystal!
Twelve levels of difficulty!
The Frost Metal Blood Balls’ whistling sound became higher in frequency. Together with one additional Frost Metal Blood Ball, Ji Chang and Hei Sha were under great pressure.
Sweat began to appear on Hei Sha’s forehead!
At that moment, a stout middle-aged man appeared by the square’s entrance. With a smile on his face, he noted with interest of the scene within the Frost Metal Blood Balls array…