Those deputies were all holding a green jade pen. After talking with the disciple in front of them, they tapped lightly on the token they handed out. The disciple then took the token and walked toward a tunnel beside the hall.
Most of these disciples seemed to be the most ordinary Taiqing Sect disciples. A few were wearing outer disciple costumes like Liu Ming. There were also a few people gathering at the corner and discussing something.
“Excuse me, this senior fellow apprentice, are there always so many people here who go to Five Elements Spirit Cave to practice every day?” Not far away, Liu Ming saw a young man in white robe who looked like a deputy, and he walked over immediately and asked.
“You’re a newcomer right? I’m a disciple on duty here. Just call me Yuan Rong. In the past, there would be hundreds of people here when there were many people. But today I don’t know why a lot of disciples came to gather here.” The young man in white robe glanced at Liu Ming. After seeing that he was an outer disciple, he immediately saluted and spoke quickly.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Yuan, I’m Liu Ming, and I’m indeed a newcomer. This time I came here to learn about the Five Elements Spirit Cave. I hope that the senior fellow apprentice will give me some advice.” Liu Ming respectfully asked Yuan Rong.
“Junior fellow apprentice really asks the right person for this matter. This Five Elements Spirit Cave can also be regarded as a special spirit place. It has double the effect for the cultivation of the five elements. For the cultivation of the five element attribute exercises, it should be more effective. However, depending on the identity of the clan, the contribution points for entering the Five Elements Spirit Cave are also different. Basically, the outer disciple is 20% off, the inner disciple is 40% off. The esoteric disciple is 60% off. As for the ordinary disciple in the clan, the contribution points must be paid in full. In addition, the Five Elements Spirit Cave can be divided into nine levels. The contribution points that need to be consumed are also different. Among them, the first and second-level spirit caves of the top rank require tens of thousands of contribution points even if it’s just one hour. Not only is the number of spirit caves scarce, but at the same time it is not accessible to ordinary disciples at all. It is said that the five elements spirits inside were so rich that ordinary disciples with low cultivation will explode on the spot.” Yuan Rong was also quite enthusiastic. He said a lot in one breath, while Liu Ming nodded repeatedly while listening.
“For disciples of the Condensation Period intermediate stage like junior fellow apprentice, the sixth and seventh level spirit caves are generally the most suitable. But if your physical body is stronger than the disciples of the same rank, you can try the fifth level spirit cave. “Yuan Rong’s mental power scanned across Liu Ming, and he laughed softly.
“Oh, thank you Senior Fellow Apprentice Yuan for the advice.” Liu Ming smiled and nodded as he thanked.
According to his estimation, with his own Condensation Period intermediate stage cultivation, plus a strong physique that ordinary Crystallization Period cultivator couldn’t bear, he should be able to withstand the fourth level spirit cave.
But if he really did that, that would make him eye-catching. Even the contribution points needed for the fourth level spirit cave were a lot, he couldn’t afford it in a short time.
In this way, spending two hundred contribution points for the fifth level spirit cave was the most suitable option for him now.
Liu Ming had a plan in his mind, but he was short of contribution points right now, so he left this place right away.
At this moment, a spirited young man in blue clothes strode into the hall.
Yuan Rong bade farewell to Liu Ming as he saw that person. He approached respectfully and called “Senior Fellow Apprentice Zhou”.
When the crowd in front of them saw the man in blue approaching, they also stepped aside, showing a respectful look.
“Give me a fifth level gold spirit cave for one month.” The young man in blue clothes walked toward a deputy disciple with a blank face, handed the identity token over, and said lightly,
After the deputy received the token, he immediately processed it.
After “Senior Fellow Apprentice Zhou” got the token back, he had a few conversations with several nearby disciples, then he turned around and entered the hall next to him. He was apparently going to the spirit cave to cultivate.
Seeing this, Liu Ming’s eyes flickered slightly.
The young man in blue clothes looked the same age as him, and his cultivation level was only about the Condensation Period, but he seemed to be a person with a background based on the attitude of the others.
After thinking, he immediately moved forward and asked Yuan Rong,
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Yuan, what is the origin of this Senior Fellow Apprentice Zhou? Is he also an outer disciple?”
“Brother Zhou Tianrui is the outer disciple in Piaohong Courtyard. He is not only one of the strongest three in the courtyard, but also one of the most promising outer disciples to become an inner disciple in the past ten years.” Yuan Rong replied indifferently, but his eyes were filled with admiration.
Liu Ming inquired the others again after that. He learned that according to Taiqing Sect’s rules, all disciples in the outer courtyard would have a minor competition every three years and a major competition every ten years. Especially the top ten cultivators of the latter, they would get tremendous resources and contribution points. Not only that, the hall masters of each peak would observe personally, they could be promoted to inner disciple if they got the hall masters’ favor.
This was also the fastest way for an outer disciple to become an inner disciple.
Senior Fellow Apprentice Zhou had amazing strength. He had already entered the top ten in a row in the two minor competitions. Naturally, he was very different from the average disciple.
“Thank you Brother Yuan for the information.”
After hearing this, Liu Ming nodded thoughtfully, thanked Yuan Rong, and walked out of here. He was thinking about something in his mind.
A small competition in three years and a big competition in ten years seemed to be a good opportunity for him to make him stand out.
Although his aptitude was not good, if he could be among the best in the competition, he might really be appreciated by a hall master of a peak and become an inner disciple.
But all this was too early for him.
He must first cultivate into the second level mastery of Tiger Dragon Hell Prison, then advance to the Condensation Period later stage, and deal with the absorption of spiritual power by the mysterious bubble before he could consider these things.
What he had to do now was to go to the Xuan Hall where the sect mission was issued. After all, accumulating contribution points was the most important thing right now.
Soon after, Liu Ming flew into a small black stone hall.
When he walked into the main lobby and looked around for a while, he couldn’t help but startled slightly.
There were three to four hundred people densely gathered in the lobby of the Xuan Hall, which was the size of an acre. They crowded the jade disc of a hundred meters in size in the middle of the lobby. The noise and discussion sounded one after another in the crowd.
Among these people, there were ordinary disciples and outer disciples, but most of them were obviously ordinary disciples, while there wasn’t any inner disciple.
“I’m Liu Ming, a newcomer. Today is my first time visiting Xuan Hall. Is the Xuan Hall so lively everyday?” Liu Ming was surprised and asked a man in green cloth near him.
Although the other party was an ordinary disciple, he had a long beard on his face. He looked much older than Liu Ming.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, you don’t have to be so polite. There are not so many people here on weekdays. In fact, several elders in the clan have recently released some news in advance, saying that they will issue a lot of missions on the Xuan Notice in these few days, so many ordinary disciples come here to try their luck.” Seeing that Liu Ming was an outer disciple, the man naturally replied very politely.
Liu Ming looked up at the piece of jade disc in the center of the hall. It had a layer of faint white light on its surface. Two silvery words “Xuan Notice” were showing on top. Some missions and their corresponding rewards were written sparsely on it. The other spaces were empty which should be the missions that were taken.
At this moment, most of the surrounding disciples were staring at the Xuan Notice on the jade disc, but no one was taking any mission.
“For ordinary disciples like me who can’t even enter the outer courtyard, if we can grab some easy missions with decent contribution points, it is naturally the best. If we grab some low difficulty missions with more contribution points, we can find some acquaintances to do it together and divide the contribution points. By the way, if junior fellow apprentice is interested in teaming up with me, I will not let Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu down by then.” The man in gray robe explained in a low voice. He pointed to a few other ordinary disciples aside.
Seeing that Liu Ming was an outer disciple, those people also saluted Liu Ming respectfully.
Liu Ming naturally refused the invitation. He continued to look up at Xuan Notice, and studied the sect missions above for himself.
After all, with his current strength, he didn’t intend to party up with others.
After reading the missions, he realized that there were only missions that gave little spirit stone and contribution points. Therefore, he also waited quietly among the crowd.
As a result, after a while, a burst of white light circulated on the surface of Xuan Notice. The blank spaces above began to have words on them.
“Look, the Xuan Notice is really updated!”
“Hurry up and see what good missions are there.”
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Lin, how about you and I teaming up on this mission of catching the baixiang birds?”
As new quests continued to appear in the white light, the disciples gathered around suddenly burst into a commotion. Some babbled about the updated quests on the Xuan Notice, and some invited others to team up.
And the quick ones had already taken out the identity token and swayed somewhere on the notice. Xuan Notice released rays of black light toward the token.
After a short while, as many as half of the tasks on the Xuan Notice were taken away.
Liu Ming was not as excited as these people, and he checked these tasks one by one without rushing.
After watching for a while, he gradually frowned.
The rewards for the missions on this Xuan Notice were basically spirit stone and sect contribution points. The missions that rewarded spirit stones were fine, since the issuers were quite generous in the reward. A random mission would reward tens of thousands of spirit stones.
In contrast, the missions that gave contribution points were very few. Most of the issuers were extremely stingy. The lowest reward was just 10 contribution points while the higher reward was just around 50 to 60 contribution points.
In addition, after being grabbed by those disciples for a while, now there were very few missions with contribution points.
Moreover, the degree of danger of these missions was much lower than expected. Most of them were time-consuming and laborious missions such as hunting common beastkins, collecting beastkin cores, collecting raw materials, and transporting materials. The issuers probably didn’t want to waste time, so they posted these missions to let the low rank disciples to work for them.
Seeing this, Liu Ming felt very depressed and a little strange.
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