Why don’t you Two Fight for One Round?
Jiang Chen’s sense was already sharp, he didn’t need Yu Wei’s reminder whatsoever. He could feel an opposing aura coming from Cong Zhong Sheng’s eyes. He made a cold humph in his heart. If this chief steward wouldn’t offend him, he would also not do anything. If he went against Jiang Chen, he was only causing himself troubles.
Cong Zhong Sheng made a slight cough and scanned the surroundings again. Then, he spoke to Jiang Chen and the rest with an audible and clear voice:
“I’m a Chief Steward of the Inner Sect, Cong Zhong Sheng. I welcome all geniuses’ arrival in our sect. Before you pa.s.s the Brilliant Mirror, none of you are officially recognized as our disciples even though you are a genius out of a thousand geniuses. I will remind you with solemnity, that anyone of you who has an ulterior motive, leave Nebula Sect now. The sect guarantees that we won’t hurt you for that. But once you are found out by the Brilliant Mirror, the repercussion will be unimaginable.”
His words created a wave of tension in the crowd. Jiang Chen frowned, his gaze fell onto that large mirror. He couldn’t back away now, he could only go head on, hoping that using the Illusion Heart Sutra would disrupt the scanning.
“Good. Since none of you left, that means you all came here with a righteous heart. Now is the official checking of the mirror, you will walk past the mirror one by one.”
Cong Zhong Sheng said loudly.
The checking of the Brilliant Mirror began. At this moment, a few powerful silhouettes appeared. They were all wearing the uniform of the elders. Their Qi were stronger than Cong Zhong Sheng. There were a total of eight of them. They came to the battle arena and appeared in front of Jiang Chen and Zuo Ling Er without even giving a glance to Cong Zhong Sheng.
Jiang Chen’s gaze fell upon these eight newly arrived men. There were seven male and one female. Every one of them was a Ninth Grade Combat Emperor. They had reached the peak of their grade that was just a small step away from the Minor Saint.
Although Jiang Chen didn’t know why these people appeared all of a sudden, he was smart enough to tell their status in Nebula Sect.
“They are the eight great elders. They appeared together today! I have never thought that they would take notice of the new disciples.”
“The eight great elders of Nebula Sect. They are Ninth Grade Combat Emperors. Besides the Grand Elder that was of a Minor Saint Grade, these eight great elders are the most respected people in the sect. They’re hardly seen in the sect. n.o.body thought that they will attend the disciples.h.i.+p today.”
“They must be here because of Jiang Chen and Zuo Ling Er, only geniuses like them can attract them.”
The people recognized the newcomers. Everyone was filled with anxiety and nervousness, while their eyes were filled with great respect and fear. They were the eight highly respected great elders and they just appeared suddenly before the checking of the mirror started.
On the battle platform, the facial expression of the outer sect elders who stood beside Cong Zhong Sheng changed. They quickly jumped down and came before the eight Great Elders then bowed.
The great elders were the symbol of respect in Nebula Sect. But, there weren’t only eight of them who were at the Ninth Grade Combat Emperors. There were still some Ninth Grade Combat Emperors in the core sect. But if those elders were to compare with these eight, they were weaker because these eight were all very near to Minor Saint Grade.
In Nebula Sect, the master and Grand elder would not appear during normal days. Most of the matters were attended by the eight great elders. Cong Zhong Sheng was a mere inner sect chief steward, thus he didn’t dare to offend them.
None of the eight great elders glanced at Cong Zhong Sheng, their eyes were fixed on Zuo Ling Er. Apparently, they had heard about this little monstrous genius. This was the reason they came, they came for Jiang Chen and Zuo Ling Er. Jiang Chen wasn’t as obvious judging from his appearance but Zuo Ling Er was easy to recognize as there was only one twelve-year-old girl on the scene.
“Little girl, I guess you are Zuo Ling Er, right?”
The female elder faced Zuo Ling Er with a smile. She seemed to be only thirty plus years old, her charm was overwhelming. Her loose robe couldn’t hide her elegant and nimble body. She was really pretty and attractive. Besides having the feminine beauty, the charm of heroine and maturity was certainly a deadly weapon to a lot of men.
Of course, thirty years old was only an estimate based on her appearance. Her age shouldn’t be asked. She was called Hua Gu Yi, the only female great elder among the eight.
Zuo Ling Er nodded with difficulty.
Hu Gu Yi moved her hand fast to catch Zuo Ling Er’s arm and pulled her in front of her chest. Both of her hands were gently squeezing and pinching Zuo Ling Er’s face as if she was a clay doll. Her mouth didn’t forget to praise the little girl.
“Very cute little girl. You will play an important role in dominating the states and cities when you grow up, just like me. I’m fond of you from the moment I see you.”
Hua Gu Yi looked like a n.o.ble and prestigious great elder before speaking. But after she spoke, most of their expectation for her drastically fell. Jiang Chen felt this Hua Gu Yi was just the bigger version of Zuo Ling Er.
“Hua Gu Yi, you can’t steal other people’s chance like that. We have talked about this. This girl should follow me, Feng Yun Wu.”
“Get lost, have you no shame? Who agreed that she’s yours? We have decided that she’s mine, Feng Yun San. You all stand aside. Little girl, become my disciple. Under my careful and experienced guidance, you will become the first ever remarkable talent that ever existed in the domain sooner or later.”
“What’re you two thinking? This girl is found by me, there’s no connection with you all.”
All of the great elders surrounded Zuo Ling Er. All of their faces were flushed with anger and frustration, not caring even the slightest bit of their image. One of Hua Gu Yi’s hand was grabbing Zuo Ling Er’s arm, afraid that she would be taken away by the other great elders.
The incident made everyone on the scene speechless. Looking at these eight respected great elders’ actions dazzled their eyes momentarily. All of them were filled with envy and admiration for Zuo Ling Er, even the core sect disciples felt the same way.
“Ai! Zuo Ling Er is really lucky. All the great elders are fighting against one another just to accept her as their personal disciple. This is the first time in the history of Nebula Sect!”
“That’s obvious. A twelve-year-old Ninth Grade Combat King, who among you has seen such a genius before? In the entire, domain I’m afraid there’s only one. I think only the large clans on the Pure Land in Divine Continent have such geniuses. Now she has arrived in our sect, it makes sense for the great elders to fight for her. I have said that sister Zuo will be accepted as a personal disciple by one of the elders. But now, Huo Gu Yi and Feng Yun brothers have come to grab this little girl’s disciples.h.i.+p.”
“Who do you think will get Zuo Ling Er’s as their personal disciple? Although Elder Hua Gu Yi is a female, she is very tyrannical. I think there is an eighty percent chance that the seven Feng Yun brothers will lose.”
Initially, it was supposed to be the checking of the mirror, but it had been interrupted by the eight great elders all of a sudden. They had come to recruit an apprentice even before the checking started. This was a very fortunate event.
“Feng Yun brothers, you all dare to s.n.a.t.c.h my apprentice away from me? Do you believe that I will not smash your big heads?”
Hua Gu Yi pointed at the other seven great elders and cursed.
“Hua Gu Yi, don’t be too arrogant. Any genius will be turned useless given your att.i.tude of a vixen.”
“That’s right, the girl will be incapacitated. One Hua Gu Yi is enough to drive the entire sect mad, we can’t allow the appearance of another Hua Gu Yi.”
“Little girl, see how kind and friendly I look. If you follow me as an apprentice, I will treat you as my granddaughter.”
It wasn’t the seven Feng Yun Elders’ att.i.tude to give up something valuable easily. Cong Zhong Sheng stood beside, staring at the eight great elders who were still disputing with a speechless expression. Normally, they were the most united group in Nebula Sect, but today they had turned against each other, no one tolerated anyone.
“Great elders, I think you all will never come to a conclusion if you continue to be like this. Why not let Zuo Ling Er choose the elder she wants to follow.”
Jiang Chen couldn’t take it anymore and finally spoke.
“Who the h.e.l.l are you? There isn’t room for you to speak!’
Feng Yun Six glared at Jiang Chen.
“I’m Jiang Chen.”
Jiang Chen cupped his fists.
As Jiang Chen’s voice dropped, three great elders surrounded him.
“You are the insane Jiang Chen? Excellent, you seem very young to have such a tremendous pool of potential power. Become my apprentice, and I will accept you as my personal disciple. You have to know that there were a lot of disciples who wanted to be my personal disciple.”
“You should choose me as your master. Jiang Chen is good-looking, which is like me when I was young. I charmed everyone wherever I go. He definitely can’t choose ugly masters like you all.”
“Get off! I’m the one who noticed him first.”
Chaotic! The whole scene had become messy. Jiang Chen was surrounded because of two words. Obviously, he and Zuo Ling Er had already been targeted by the eight great elders. Now they wanted them to be their apprentices. Jiang Chen, as the once Greatest Saint, wouldn’t and couldn’t wors.h.i.+p these old people as his masters, it would just put him to endless shame.
“I will take the little girl away now, see if you dare to stop me.”
Huo Yi Gu was very determined.
“Huo Yi Gu, don’t be unreasonable.”
“When was the last time I was reasonable?”
Another wave of dispute arose.
Zuo Ling Er was standing there. Her big watery eyes were watching the great elders’ every actions and movements, and suddenly she thought of something.
“My respected great elders, I see you all aren’t getting anywhere from this dispute, I have an idea.”
“Speak quickly little girl.”
Hua Gu Yi said.
At this very moment, everyone stared at Zuo Ling Er, wondering what her idea was.
“Why not you all just have a round of battle? I will choose whoever is the strongest.”
Zuo Ling Er said in solemn tone.
Puff…A lot of people almost coughed out their saliva. They had never expected that this little girl would come up with such a bold idea, truly an audacious little girl. She was bold enough to suggest this idea to the busy great elders in front of her. However, they had witnessed her means of killing during their expedition in Huang Ling Desert. This little girl was also a little twisted devil, she would certainly become the second Hua Gu Yi when she grew up.