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Elder Liu secretly nodded. His impression of Jiang Chen changed dramatically. Also, Jiang Chen had become incomparably pleasing to look at. A peerless genius like Jiang Chen would normally be proud and aloof, and would put no one in his eyes. If this was another young man who concocted a tenth grade Holy Flame Emperor Pill, it would certainly make that young man ignore or even regard him as nothing. Jiang Chen, however, showed incomparable humility and deeply respected him, which was very rare.
“Congratulations, Junior Brother Jiang. If it wasn’t for you today, I surely won’t be able to raise my head again in Genius Prefecture in the future. I, Xuan Zhong, am very grateful to you,” Xuan Zhong said with a smile.
It could be seen that he was a candid person who wouldn’t beat around the bush. His grat.i.tude towards Jiang Chen originated from his heart. He was crystal clear of today’s circ.u.mstance. After his failure, Dan Prefecture and Genius Prefecture was ridiculed by the Seventh Prince and the other experts of Great Cloud Empire. If it wasn’t because of Jiang Chen’s timely action to regain their honor, even if Dongfang Yu and his brothers in Dan Prefecture didn’t blame him, he wouldn’t be able to overcome the guilt in his heart. As such, he was truly grateful to Jiang Chen.
“Senior Brother Xuan Zhong has overly praised me. Your alchemy isn’t any lower than the Seventh Prince. Clearly, he just has come prepared and has understood the people of Dan Prefecture. That was why he challenged you to concoct the Holy Flame Emperor Pill, in which the flame played the vital role in determining the quality of the pill. So, Senior Brother Xuan Zhong shouldn’t put that in his heart,” Jiang Chen said with a smile.
What he said wasn’t entirely comforting words, but facts. He saw the match between Xuan Zhong and the Seventh Prince clearly. If it was based on their skill in alchemy, Xuan Zhong wouldn’t lose. He lost because of his flame.
“Master, since you have invited Jiang Chen, what should we do with the examination that will be held a few days later?”
Elder Liu suddenly thought of this, and couldn’t help but ask. Such a situation happened in Dan Prefecture for the first time. Due to the strict standard set by Dongfang Yu, every candidate would have to go through a strict examination. Even the royal relatives wouldn’t be exempted from the examination, because Dongfang Yu wouldn’t buy that trick. Anyone who failed to pa.s.s his standard wouldn’t be needed by Dan Prefecture.
“The rules can’t be changed. This coming examination will be cancelled, but we can set the next examination next month.”
Dongfang Yu spoke coldly. His voice wasn’t timid, thus it had spread out. Currently, there were geniuses from Genius Prefecture all around Dan Prefecture. So it wasn’t hard for them not to hear it.
Dongfang Yu had a majestic look. In Dan Prefecture, he was the absolute authority. His words represented everything. There was nothing that could challenge his authority.
Once these words went out, many disciples’ faces revealed disappointment, especially Yu Hao and Yang Zhi. Originally, they had been incomparably nervous. After listening to this news, they rolled their eyes frantically, almost fainting. They had been fully prepared for this examination long time ago. They never expected that such an incident would happen right before the examination.
“That d.a.m.ned Jiang Chen.”
Yu Hao couldn’t help but curse. In his point of view, all of these happened because of Jiang Chen. If it wasn’t for Jiang Chen, he believed that he could surely enter Dan Prefecture with his own capability.
“Jiang Chen was the genius of King Fan Prefecture. It seems like we have to figure out ways to get rid of him. Otherwise, he would surely be a ma.s.sive threat to King Ping.” Yang Zhi’s eyes shone cold light, invisibly revealing his murderous intent towards Jiang Chen.
“Senior Brother Yang Zhi, I think that this is a good thing. After all, the examination is only delayed by one month. It doesn’t mean that the examination is entirely cancelled. In one month’s time, Senior Brother can make another preparation. Besides, if Jiang Chen didn’t stand out today and waited until the day of examination to reveal his capability, it would be an even greater threat.” A disciple of King Ping Prefecture spoke.
Yang Zhi couldn’t help but nod. Even though he didn’t want to admit it, he had to say that Jiang Chen’s skill in alchemy was far above his. If the Seventh Prince didn’t appear, he would definitely have to confront Jiang Chen in the examination of Dan Prefecture. Now that Jiang Chen had been recruited by Dan Prefecture, he had lost a powerful compet.i.tor in the examination a month later. As such, this could also be considered as a good thing.
After announcing the news of the delay in the examination, Dongfang Yu’s eyes fell on Jiang Chen once more. A smile appeared on his face. His hand was holding the tenth grade Holy Flame Emperor Pill that Jiang Chen had just concocted. Deep inside his eyes was a trace of longing. Although it was well hidden, Jiang Chen was still able to catch it.
However, Jiang Chen also understood that a tenth grade Holy Flame Emperor Pill had after all reached the Venerable Grade. Such a pill had a vital role to play to Dongfang Yu. Currently, Dongfang Yu’s cultivation base was at the peak of late Immortal Emperor realm, leaving him a step away from the half-step Immortal Venerable. If Dongfang Yu could have this tenth grade Holy Flame Emperor Pill, he might be able to break through his present realm and reach the half-step Immortal Venerable realm.
“Jiang Chen, today, you have made a great contribution to Dan and Genius Prefecture. So, I would like to reward you. As this pill is concocted by you, I will give it to you as a reward.”
Dongfang Yu said, handing the pill to Jiang Chen. Despite his eagerness to have the pill, he still gave it to Jiang Chen as a reward. From this aspect alone, it indicated that the disposition of Dongfang Yu was beyond the reach of ordinary people.
Such a precious reward immediately caused an uproar. Everyone knew the value of the pill. A tenth grade Holy Flame Emperor Pill had reached the Venerable Grade. Plus, it wasn’t inferior compared to other Venerable Grade Pills. Such a pill would never appear during normal days. It was truly a great reward, giving this pill to Jiang Chen.
“That’s making people so envious.”
Someone grumbled. Despite feeling envious and hateful, there was nothing else he could do. No one said any extra remarks. Naturally, the reward was incredible, but all of them thought that Jiang Chen deserved it. After all, this pill was concocted by Jiang Chen himself.
“Many thanks, Master.”
Jiang Chen immediately took the pill. He wasn’t an indecisive person. He knew better than anyone about the preciousness of this pill. If he could have it, his cultivation base would surely break through once more, reaching the early Immortal King realm. Although he could concoct the Holy Flame Emperor Pill, it was impossible for him to gather all the necessary herbs to make the pill again. In other words, if it wasn’t for the herbs provided by Dan Prefecture, he certainly wouldn’t be able to concoct a Holy Flame Emperor Pill no matter how capable he was.
“Alright. Jiang Chen, from now on, you are a disciple of Dan Prefecture. You can go directly to Dan Prefecture to cultivate, and you will also have an independent place of cultivation,” Dongfang Yu said.
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