“Since there are many dangers in this operation, even the elites of various forces will weigh the pros and cons before deciding whether to participate in the escort mission.” The burly man in a green robe continued to ask.
“That’s true, but the major forces will give very generous rewards. So, the number of applicants is increasing each time. If you want to join the escort team, you need to go through layers of selection.” The old man smiled lightly and left the crowd.
The muscular man in a green robe stayed in the crowd for a while before leaving the black jade board in the center.
Needless to say, this person was naturally Liu Ming.
There was an imperceptible smile on his face at the moment. He walked to the mission hall next to the square.
Speaking of which, Liu Ming himself was not very interested in this escort mission, but he was overjoyed when he learned about the details of this escort mission.
According to his research on the Serene Water Region map over the past few days, the escorting route from the Cold Moon City to the Bi You City happened to pass through a large hell river.
There were many powerhouses in the escorting team, and they were familiar with the road conditions and could smoothly avoid some dangerous areas along the way. In this way, the risk of going to the hell river could be greatly reduced.
In addition, the escorting team had a great advantage of using the teleportation array several times for free, which could also save a lot of time.
If he went on his own, these teleportation arrays were expensive. He was currently cash-strapped and had limited time, and he didn’t have much time to accumulate hell stones.
In short, being able to follow the escorting team together could save a lot of trouble.
But according to what the old man said earlier, the escort team would face the ambush of the other forces. Liu Ming didn’t plan to follow the team to protect those tributes from the very beginning. After entering the hell river area, he would find a chance to leave the team.
While thinking about it, Liu Ming walked to a three-story circular building.
It was the “Huiyue Pavilion”, the mission hall of Cold Moon City.
As soon as he entered the hall on the first floor, he found that the originally quite open hall was already crowded with people. Several elders of the deputy of the City Lord’s Mansion at the registration counter had been surrounded by the crowd.
It could be seen that the people of the Cold Moon City attached great importance to this mission.
As a result, he just took a few steps forward, and a handsome middle-aged man in a blue shirt appeared in front of Liu Ming.
“Brother Yin Han, I didn’t expect to meet you here.” The middle-aged man in the blue shirt cupped his hand politely.
“It turns out to be Mr. Tu Kun. I didn’t expect to see you here too.” Liu Ming replied with a smile.
“I’m just here to join in the fun. As long as I sign up for the selection, I can get plenty of hell stones as a reward.” Tu Kun laughed.
In the following time, after they chatted for a while, Liu Ming excused himself and went to sign up.
7 days passed in a flash.
On this day, Hell Sun was high in the sky, and the yin wind was blowing nonstop.
Not far north of Cold Moon City. On a broad plain, 10 arenas of 30 meters were placed.
The arenas were arranged in a circle. On a high platform in the middle, a middle-aged man with 3 long beards was standing there with his hands behind his back. He was looking forward solemnly.
This person was the lord of Cold Moon City, Leng Yue (Cold Moon).
Leng Yue’s aura seemed to be peaceful, but in fact, it was extremely gloomy and cold. It had faintly reached the Celestial State intermediate stage.
Beside him, there were 1 old man and 1 woman in black robes. They both just stood with hands behind them and a blank face. Their cultivation had reached the Celestial State early stage.
Around each arena, there were densely packed people. Among them, there were some low rank people who were at the Condensation State world. Not all of them came to participate in the selection. They were just here to join in the fun.
The selection rules were actually very simple. It was similar to Liu Ming’s time in Savage Ghost Sect. Starting from noon when the Hell Sun was at its peak, 10 arenas could be challenged at will. By evening, those who were still in the arenas would pass the selection and join the escort team.
But unlike the outside world, the contest here didn’t have a judge. There were only two ways to decide the winner. One was to voluntarily admit defeat, and the participant would be sent out by the enchantment on arena. The other was to make the opponent immobile or even dead.
Therefore, before participating in the selection, everyone would use their identity token to sign a special contract.
Liu Ming naturally didn’t care about this kind of regulation. Not to mention that the identity token didn’t belong to him, even if it was valid, he had no worries if only those who were below the Celestial State could participate.
“It’s almost time, this selection will officially start now.” Suddenly, Leng Yue looked up at Hell Sun in the sky, cleared her throat, and announced in a*** high-pitched voice.
As soon as the announcement was made, the crowd that was originally bustling around suddenly quieted down.
Everyone fixed their gazes at the 10 arenas.
Immediately afterward, several black shadows stood on top of the arena in a flash, filling all 10 arenas.
In an arena, because 2 people were on stage at the same time, they fought immediately.
When the Serene Clan woman next to Leng Yue saw this, she hurriedly rubbed her hands together and shot a gray light.
With a muffled sound, the gray light sank into the center of the arena, followed by a burst of rumbles. A faint transparent gray light curtain enveloped the 2 of them.
On the arena, a tall man chanted a few incantations. A gray cloud appeared out of nowhere in the center of the arena, and the tall man stomped and flashed into the cloud.
Immediately afterward, the entire cloud kept expanding. In a blink of an eye, it surrounded the young man on the opposite.
The young man hurriedly held a long bone whip in his hand, then rolling yin qi came out from him and turned into a gray flame that rushed toward the long whip.
“Hoo“, the gray long whip was ignited by the hell fire.
The next moment, the handsome young man waved the long whip, forming an airtight protection.
At this time, Liu Ming, who turned into the seven-foot burly man, was standing in the crowd below the arena and looking at the gray cloud.
If he saw it correctly, this gray cloud was somewhat similar to the Hell Prison cast of the Dragon Tiger Hell Prison. The long whip of the young man probably wouldn’t hurt him at all.
After Liu Ming shook his head slightly, he turned and walked toward the next arena.
So after walking around for an hour and a half, Liu Ming finally jumped onto an arena.
On the other side of arena, it was a handsome young man in white clothes.
The next moment, a layer of light gray enchantment lit up instantly, wrapping the entire arena.
Seeing Liu Ming go up to the arena, there was a commotion in the surrounding crowds.
“Another stupid guy. This is great, a Pseudo Pellet State.”
“Tsk tsk. Even Long Yue was defeated by him just now. This young man seems to have a lot of background!”
“He is Elder Lin’s first disciple at the very least. The hell weapon he uses is also extraordinary. It is of course not a problem to deal with the same rank! I’m afraid this big guy will be out of luck.”
The fight had not yet started, and a series of discussions came out. Even though there was an enchantment, Liu Ming could hear them clearly.
The young man in white clothes seemed to disdain Liu Ming’s cultivation and pouted.
Liu Ming smiled slightly. After cupping his fist, his figure blurred.
Before the young man in white clothes could react, the surrounding space fluctuated. 4 black shadows flashed out from 4 directions of the young man in white clothes.
For this sudden attack, the young man in white clothes unhurriedly extended his hand to his waist. Waves of gray flames rolled out and turned into gray butterflies flying all over the sky. At the same time, a thick yin qi emanated.
“So many spiritual butterflies, he is really worthy of being the first disciple of Elder Lin!”
“They all have 6 spirit patterns. This move is really going all out.”
Before the audience finished their discussion again, a shocking scene happened!
The 4 black shadows of Liu Ming flickered in an unusually elusive manner, avoiding all the butterflies, then the 4 shadows merged into 1 behind the young man in white clothes.
The young man in white clothes was still looking for Liu Ming. Suddenly, a deafening whistling sound came from his ears, and a black tiger head phantasm rushed out. At such a close distance, there was no room for him to dodge.
The young man could only hurriedly raise his hand to resist!
The young man only felt pain in his arm, then his bone fractured. He was knocked out of the arena by a huge force. When landing on the ground, he staggered a few steps back.
The young man in white clothes spurted blood, and his face turned green. He looked shocked and angry.
This young man in white clothes, who had high hopes, was defeated by one blow before he could even use the hell weapon. It caused a commotion in the crowds.
Even the old man in a black robe with gray hair next to the city lord of the Cold Moon City couldn’t help shaking his head, and he instructed a few words to a servant beside him at the same time.
Above the other arena, a cultivator with blue eyes was standing with his arms folded, looking casually toward the arena where Liu Ming was.
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