“Senior Fellow Apprentice Ye, is there someone who can really go up to 36th floors and become an inner disciple?” Liu Ming was startled when he heard that. Even if he had advanced to the Condensation Period later stage, the odds of winning were extremely low for him to deal with four monsters at a time.
“I will be honest with Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu. As far as I know, among the tens of thousands of outer disciples in the eight branches in the past ten years, only a few people could go to the 36th floors and become inner disciples. In addition, many years ago, the current master of Taiqing Sect, who is also known as the genius in cultivating who only appears once in ten thousand years. He once got to the 72th floor as an esoteric Real Pellet State disciple, and he defeated six Real Pellet State later stage Terror Ghost King in the end. He made a huge commotion in the Taiqing Sect at that time, and he also lay a foundation for him to successfully become the Taiqing Sect’s master.” At this point, Ye Tu had the look of admiring.
Liu Ming was completely speechless when he heard this.
The Void Spirit Tower is so difficult to challenge. It seems that I have to make a plan before choosing this way to promote to inner disciple.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, I heard that you are the disciple of the Emerald Cloud Peak’s esoteric disciple thousands of years ago. With junior fellow apprentice’s aptitude and cultivation, not to mention challenging this Void Spirit Tower, you still have some hopes to advance to the Crystallization Period before the age of fifty.” Ye Tu said with a smile after seeing Liu Ming’s solemn expression.
Liu Ming could only smile back.
Although this person was a little nagging, he also got a lot of important information.
Next, Liu Ming continued to ask, and he finally found out what the so-called inner disciple and esoteric disciple were all about.
According to the Taiqing Sect, the outer disciples were recruited by the entire Taiqing Sect, while the inner disciples belonged to each mountain, and the esoteric disciples were specially selected from the inner disciples. Their status had been separated from the general disciple category. They were already at the same level of the hall masters of the mountains, the elders of other halls and courtyards. As for the core hall masters who ranked after the Taiqing Sect’s master, they were picked from the esoteric disciples. Therefore, they were the elites of the elites in the sect.
Thinking that Savage Ghost Sect’s Grandmaster Liuyin had such identity in the Taiqing Sect, Liu Ming couldn’t help feeling awe.
In this way, Ye Tu controlled the flying car to take Liu Ming to Piaohong Courtyard while answering some of his questions carefully.
After half an hour, the two came to a huge valley surrounded by several high and low peaks.
On the south side of the valley were two relatively short mountain peaks with dense bamboos all over the surface. There were several pavilions and a courtyard on the mountainside.
The three towering peaks on the north side were close to each other. Except for some gray-white boulders that were stacked randomly, there were no other buildings. These mountain peaks looked bare.
In front of a mountain that was neither high nor short in the east, there was a large hall of a hundred meters more tall.
This hall was made of white marble, and it looked even more magnificent than the foreign affairs hall.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu. This is the Piaohong Courtyard.” Ye Tuyao pointed to the main hall in front of him and said with a slight smile to Liu Ming.
Liu Ming took a closer look. He saw a white jade plaque hanging high outside the door. It was carved with two characters, “Piaohong Courtyard”.
After a while, the flying car they rode landed in front of the hall.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, I have other things, so I’ll leave first.” After Ye Tu delivered Liu Ming, he bade farewell.
“Thank you Senior Fellow Apprentice Ye for sending me along, take care.” Liu Ming bowed slightly and cupped his fist to the man in red clothes.
Ye Tu nodded, then he turned around, jumped onto the flying car and flew away.
Liu Ming did not rush into the hall. Instead, he took a closer look at the building in front of him from the outside.
On one side of the main hall, there were a few generally high and low pavilions, followed by a large wooden house. On the other side was a winding path that was surrounded by some unknown trees from both sides.
Although Liu Ming was a little curious, he was here for the first time. He didn’t dare to walk around. After hesitating for a while, he walked toward the hall.
As soon as he stepped into the hall, he was immediately stopped by a tall young man.
“Who are you, and why do you come to Piaohong Courtyard?” The man’s face was full of muscle. He asked coldly.
“I’m a new outer disciple. I’m here to visit the master here.” Liu Ming looked at the man in front of him, then he took out the token and saidcalmly.
“Why are they still taking in disciple at this time! You wait for a while. Master isn’t here, I will report to the deputy master.” The man looked at the token carefully, then he frowned and said. He strode toward the hall and disappeared from Liu Ming’s sight after a while.
“Thank you.” Liu Ming cupped his fist, then he started to assess the hall interior.
Compared with the grand appearance of the main hall, this hall was even more magnificent!
The hall was more than a thousand meters in size. The huge greenstone pillars were carved with dragon-like patterns, and the surrounding walls were also made of monolithic green boulders. However, the wall surface was imprinted with some unknown spirit patterns. This place seemed to have a lot of enchantments. The crystal stones inlaid on the wall made the hall shine bright.
There were two neatly arranged dark green wooden tables and chairs in the hall, and at the end of the hall, it seemed that several disciples were discussing about something.
Due to the distance, Liu Ming did not hear exactly what the people were discussing. He just stood at the door and waited quietly.
About ten minutes or so, a middle-aged man walked out of the hallway deep in the hall. He was dressed in a white robe, and his eyebrows were inverted. He looked very serious, and behind him was a delicate-looking young man who looked a little thin.
“You’re the new outer disciple? What’s your name?” The man’s eyes were sharp and he asked coldly.
“Report to senior, junior is Liu Ming.” Liu Ming only felt a sense of oppression in the other’s eyes. He lowered his head slightly, and replied respectfully.
“I’m Liang Zhange, the deputy master, take out your token.” The man said faintly, then he took out a jade book appeared.
“Inject some spiritual power into your token.” Seeing Liu Ming took out the token, the man said calmly.
As Liu Ming heard that, he immediately injected some spiritual power into the token. A green light shone on the surface of the token, then it shot at the jade book in the man’s hand.
“Whoosh“, the jade book returned to its original state after a flash of green light.
“Yu Xin, take him to pick a cave house.” The middle-aged man put his jade book away as soon as he waved his sleeve, then he said expressionlessly to the delicate young man behind him.
After that, the middle-aged man raised his right hand, and a jade slip flew out of his sleeve. It landed right in Liu Ming’s hand.
“This jade slip records all the regulations of my Piaohong Courtyard. You must read and remember all of them. There are penalties for violating the regulations in the courtyard, and they are also written on the jade slip.” The middle-aged man said a few words indifferently, then turned and walked back to the passage he used.
Liu Ming didn’t care about the middle-aged man’s indifference. He just respectfully watched him leave.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, I will take you to choose a cave house.” The delicate young man walked to Liu Ming with a smile.
“Sorry for troubling Senior Fellow Apprentice Yu.” Liu Ming replied with a smile. He glanced at the young man in the green robe. He had a feeling that his smile was a little creepy.
“You’re welcome, junior fellow apprentice. Just follow me.”
The delicate young man said while walking out of the hall. He waved one hand.
A puff of green smoke floated out of his sleeves. It condensed in front of the young man. He made a gesture, and the mist gradually dispersed. After a chirping sound, a green giant eagle appeared.
The young man jumped onto the giant eagle’s back, and Liu Ming flew onto it.
The giant eagle screamed, then it soared into the air and flew towards the three continuous peaks.
The clouds were lingering between the mountain peaks. From a distance, one could vaguely feel the bursts of rich spirits coming from it. Liu Ming couldn’t help but admire secretly.
Compared with the Mountain Jiuying of the Savage Ghost Sect back then, it was a world of difference.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, Piaohong Courtyard’s disciples mostly built cave houses in these three peaks that are just right on the spiritual veins. The spirit here is rich, but the most dense spirit is two or three times more than the place with the thinnest spirit.” Yu Xin pointed to the spiritual veins below and said slowly.
“Does Senior Fellow Apprentice Yu know which place has stronger spirit?” Liu Ming was shocked when he heard this. He thought that even if there were some differences in this whole spiritual vein, it was normal, but two to three times more was unexpected. He immediately asked.
“The place with strong spirit has basically been occupied by senior fellow apprentices. However, there are still a few cave houses that are currently vacant. They are just empty after the outer disciple being successfully promoted to inner disciple. It’s just…” Yu Xin stopped abruptly. There was a trace of worry on his face.
“I’m here for the first time, senior fellow apprentice can tell me if there is something.” Liu Ming already guessed it after seeing this, but he still asked politely.
“I think Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu is also a forthright person. The owners of these cave houses were originally intended to be the rewards for the next competition. Although they may have to be reallocated later, Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu can temporarily stay for two years, but…” Yu Xin sneered again.
Now that the other party had already spoken, Liu Ming knew what to do. He took out a bag of spirit stone and handed it to Yu Xin. The bag of spirit stones was about forty to fifty thousand from the foreign affairs hall when he was admitted.
For him, the training time was very tight, and his current wealth was abundant. If spending some spirit stone in exchange for a cave house with the aura that was two to three times richer, it would be a cost-effective deal even if the time was not long.
Yu Xin took the spirit stones directly. After checking it with his spiritual sense, he smiled and said, “Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu is really a sensible person. I will take you to the cave house.”
As Yu Xin said, he made a gesture. The giant eagle shone in green light, and it landed on the middle mountain peak.
After a while, the two came to a small peak and jumped down.
Yu Xin waved his hand and the green giant eagle instantly turned into a cloud of smoke and flew back into his sleeve.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, the cave house here was originally used by Senior Fellow Apprentice Wu. Six months ago, Senior Fellow Apprentice Wu broke through to the Crystallisation Period and successfully became an inner disciple. After moving out of this place, it has been empty. Junior fellow apprentice, please inject your spiritual power into this token to print your name on this cave house.” Yu Xin explained to Liu Ming.
Hearing this, Liu Ming took off the token from his waist without saying a word. He injected spiritual power, and a red beam launched at the stone door of the cave house.
The densely inscribed black spirit patterns on the stone gate suddenly glowed red after the beam went in. Suddenly, the red light was flashing. After a loud noise, the stone door slowly opened.
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