Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 631
Chief Steward Cong Zhong Sheng
Every newly recruited disciple was excited. On the other hand, the old disciples were carrying haughtiness that couldn’t be hidden on their faces. It was their greatest honour to be able to cultivate under such an influential sect.
“Brother Jiang, we’ll go inside now. According to the rules, they will find you a room to stay first. They will only bring you to the Brilliant Mirror tomorrow morning. Once you passed the mirror smoothly, you will become a true disciple of Nebula Sect.”
Lan Yi said.
Jiang Chen nodded and followed her into Nebula Sect. They were all inner sect disciples who were high rank Combat Kings. They flew into the sect and over the mountain door without anyone stopping them, especially the geniuses on the Earth ranking. Their status in the sect was respectable, even more respected than some elders. They even have to accommodate these kind of haughty geniuses, whose attitudes were worse than the outer sect disciples.
Regardless of where the place was, geniuses were the most valuable individuals that the elders would sought after. The elders would certainly establish a good relationship with those geniuses on the Earth ranking. The element that attracted them the most was a genius's potential talent. They strongly believed that these young geniuses would surpass their level one day and thus, surpassing their social status. At that time, they would be able to obtain more benefits from them as their previous master.
In the sect, there was a fat elder. He was currently wearing the uniform of elders, he looked roughly sixty years old and was a Ninth Grade Combat King. He looked very energetic, his eyes were rolling constantly from left to right. Obviously, it showed that he was a person who planned things secretly.
“His name is called Chang Yong. He is a routine elder who handles day-to-day business outside of the sect. He will arrange the accommodation for you guys, and keep that jade plate of yours. After you pass the Brilliant Mirror, you will all be given a new identity jade plate.”
Lan Yi explained. Most of the newly-recruited disciples nodded. They were not intimidated by Elder Chang Yong as he was merely a powerless elder, even his cultivation wasn't any higher than them, which made him look insignificant to them.
“In the entire inner sect, is there only one routine elder?”
Big Yellow asked curiously.
“Of course not. There are three chief stewards of the inner sect that will be attending tomorrow. Of all the recruitments that we have, you are the only batch of disciples who were required to pass the expedition in Huang Ling Desert before coming here. Tomorrow will be the official day of the scanning of the Brilliant Mirror. It should have been held after the required period of completing the trial, which is in ten days’ time. However, you and sister Zuo’s presence shortened that period of time drastically. It will surely create a big shock and will attract a lot of high ranks.”
Lan Yi said to Jiang Chen.
“I’m an old fellow named Chang Yong, and also the routine elder of the inner sect. My duty is to serve you all. Ladies and gentlemen, if you have any request, feel convenient and free to seekmy help.”
Chang Yong’s face was full of smile while speaking to Jiang Chen and the rest. From his looks, he looked like a good man who was friendly and easy-going. In the sect, people like this were good to hang out with. On the other hand, Chang Yong didn’t attempt to patronize the new disciples. He knew that they were all valued greatly by the sect. Each and every one of them was an outstanding genius who were already at the Ninth Grade Combat King, which made it difficult for him to patronize them.
There were more than ninety new disciples who came. Of course, this wasn’t all of them. According to what Lan Yi had said, the recruited individuals this time were at least a hundred people. Perhaps, some of them chose not to come because of some unsolved matters or else, they should’ve been here already, given that most of them were at the Ninth Grade Combat King realm. This was because they all obtained the jade plates at the same time.
After Chang Yong’s self-introduction, he started to distribute the accommodation to Jiang Chen and the others. The inner sect had a piece of Honourable Territory. It was a big piece of quiet and elegant land. Every compound was designed and built delicately. Any Ninth Grade Combat King was eligible to get a compound of his own. Each of them got the same treatment. Jiang Chen got himself a compound which had two rooms in it.
In between the compounds, flowers and plants were planted and butterflies flew and danced across it. It gave people a refreshing feeling. They could also feel the thick Yuan Force on the land.
“Xiao Er, I thought you have already gotten your own compound?”
Big Yellow looked at Zuo Ling Er and said.
“I choose to stay with my big brother. Why? Are you dissatisfied?”
Zuo Ling Er readied her fists at Big Yellow, preparing to punch his face once he confirmed his dissatisfaction.
The event that happened in Huang Ling Desert was spread in the entire Nebula Sect rapidly. It came from the inner sect to outer sect, and then to core disciples compound. Now, everyone knew the insane talent that Jiang Chen possessed. Not only had he killed all the devil leaders, he had also defeated the number one genius, Hu Song, and chopped off one of his arm. At this moment, the atmosphere in the sect was filled with tension and excitement. The elders and the core disciples, the outer and inner sect were all discussing about the matter.
“That Jiang Chen is really powerful. I heard it from my brothers. He is definitely a reincarnation of some heaven defying genius. He led Lan Yi and the rest to exterminate the devils, and killed them all in one night. The task was supposed to be completed in ten days, but it was done immediately. Many of our brothers obtained many benefits while fighting along with him. Their praises for him were endless. Another scary part was that he defeated the number one genius of the Earth ranking, Hu Song with his current cultivation. He’s truly defying the heavens...”
“Yeah, I even heard that Hu Song used the Taboo Pill to push his cultivation to the Second Grade of the Combat Emperor realm. Unexpectedly, Jiang Chen also instantly advanced to the Ninth Grade Combat King realm, beating Hu Song on the spot! It was very awesome!”
“There is another fascinating story. I heard that sister Zuo is merely twelve years old and she is already a Ninth Grade Combat King. Mother of god! A twelve-year-old Ninth Grade Combat King? Is she even human? I don’t think that we can find another genius like her in the entire domain. Her cultivation isn’t the scary part though. Even the third genius, Guo Xudong and the fifth genius, Zhang Da were defeated by her. They were beaten up by her “Barbarous Eighteen Punches” until their faces became unrecognizable. Very scary…”
Discussions about Jiang Chen and Zuo Ling Er could be heard everywhere. The emergence of these two legendary beings made everyone want to find out more about them. Those who came back from the desert didn’t stop singing their praises for Jiang Chen and Zuo Ling Er. Thus, intensifying the subject.
“This is defying the heavens; to know that there is a twelve-year-old Ninth Grade Combat King. This prodigy will certainly be nurtured by the sect. I’m afraid that those elders will surely fight for the opportunity to keep her as their personal disciple.”
“We’ll wait and see. The crowd for tomorrow’s mirror checking will surely be big. Many will come to see those two monstrous talents. However, that Jiang Chen is very audacious. He has already cut the arm of the first genius even before entering the sect, isn’t he causing trouble to himself? I heard that Hu Song has a good relationship with one of the chief stewards. He was already bribed by Hu Song before. He will probably make things difficult for Jiang Chen.”
“That’s right. Although that newbie is a genius, being overly proud will surely bring some bad effects.”
A lot of people were still discussing about Jiang Chen and Zuo Ling Er. In fact, it was the only subject of all their conversations. They commented that Jiang Chen’s action of cutting off Hu Song’s arm was truly tyrannical and was also deemed as rashly audacious.
Early in the morning, the next day, a large crowd of people had gathered in the martial-art arena. Besides the inner sect disciples, many core disciples and elders had also come. Those two Ninth Grade Combat Kings were the one's that attracted them to come.They wanted to see Jiang Chen and Zou Ling Er the most.
Jiang Chen stood at the front of ninety people, beside him was Zuo Ling Er. Their previous battles had attracted a lot of fans.
“Quickly, look. They are Jiang Chen and Zuo Ling Er. They are so young.”
“Ya, a little girl who is only twelve years old is already a Ninth Grade Combat King. I have no idea whose family’s genius she is.”
“Look, over there, a lot of core disciples have come. I think that it won’t take long for these two monstrous geniuses to enter the core disciples. I heard that they have gotten the devil leaders demon souls which can be exchanged for Emperor Pills. They will then reach the Combat Emperor realm and become a core disciple.”
Talks and arguments were everywhere. Jiang Chen and Zuo Ling Er really attracted a lot of people’s attention. Not far away from them was a big mirror illuminating a golden light, it was three meters tall. On top of it were the patterns of dragons and phoenixes that were carved on it, there were also symbols of talisman rippling over the mirror. This was no doubt the Brilliant Mirror, a treasure of Nebula Sect. However, the reflection it produced didn’t look very much different from ordinary mirrors.
“That is the Brilliant Mirror? Once I pass this mirror, I will become an official disciple of Nebula Sect. Haha…”
Many new disciples were full of excitement while thinking that they were going to wear the uniform of Nebula Sect proudly, just like the others.
*Whoosh* *Whoosh* *Whoosh*
At this time, seven to eight silhouettes appeared on the battle platform. These people were wearing grey colored uniforms. Their cultivation was frightening, they were all Combat Emperors. The first among them had already reached the Third Grade Combat Emperor. The other two beside him were at the peak of Second Grade Combat Emperor, they’re very formidable.
The crowd became silent the moment these people arrived. When the inner sect disciples saw the silhouettes, especially the first three, their eyes were filled with deep respect and fear. These people were the inner sect elders. The first three were no doubt, the inner sect’s three chief stewards.
One of the chief steward was called Cong Zhong Sheng, he looked fifty or sixty years old with a sturdy physique that is as strong as a tiger’s and a bear’s body. His face and Qi was intimidating. He scanned Jiang Chen and the rest intently, and then shifted his gaze back to Jiang Chen. Then, his eyes sparkled with two streams of cold light.
“This man is called Cong Zhong Sheng, he is in charge of all the matters in the inner sect. He has a good connection with Hu Song. You gotta be careful.”
Yu Wei’s voice sounded inside Jiang Chen’s ears, reminding him of the danger.