Liu Ming also understood a little when he heard this.
It turned out that the Sea Creature Clan and Fire Mastery Clan that he had seen in the Sea Region before seemed to be of alien clan, but they were also a branch of the human clan. As for the Beastkin Clan such as Siren King, they were considered as of the alien clan in the true sense.
As for Jia Lan still being able to become the Taiqing Sect’s disciple with her half Sea Creature Clan blood, this could also be the reason.
In the following time, Liu Ming didn’t talk much with the two of them. He just chatted casually, then he bade farewell.
Because of the previous cultivation of the Tiger Dragon Hell Prison, his elixirs and talismans were almost consumed. For the entry trial three days later, he had to go to market first.
Three days later, in the main hall of the Piaohong Courtyard, all the new disciples who were willing to participate in the entry trial had gathered here.
Some of these people were eager for it, seemingly confident in the trial. They sometimes chatted and laughed with people next to them. Some looked serious. They were obviously very nervous.
Liu Ming also came to the main hall early. He stood in the crowd at the moment, chatting casually with Yan Ming and Xue Yun beside him and asking for other information about the small flame world.
At this moment, there was a steady sound of footsteps inside the hall. Master Jiang Zhong, dressed in a brown shirt, walked out steadily. His eyes glanced at everyone in the hall.
“Greetings to master.” Seeing this, these new outer disciples naturally did not dare to neglect and greeted in unison.
“Alright, it is almost time. Those who didn’t come will be considered as giving up. Lets go.” Jiang Zhong didn’t talk much nonsense. He waved his big sleeve, and a light yellow smoke rushed out, covering all the disciples in it.
Liu Ming only felt a flash of yellow light in front of him, then his body was carried away and moved quickly.
When he recovered his senses, he suddenly realized that he had stepped on a huge yellow cloud. The outer disciples stood densely all around, while Master Jiang Zhong stood with his hands behind his back at the forefront of the cloud.
In the blink of an eye, the yellow cloud flew away from the mountain peaks where Piaohong Courtyard was located and flew to the depths of Thousands Spirit Mountain.
An hour later, Jiang Zhong led everyone to the sky above a hidden mountain. A huge purple enchantment covered the space in front.
Jiang Zhong launched a symbol to tear apart one corner of the enchantment, then the giant cloud flashed into it.
Liu Ming only felt a flash of purple light in front of him, then his vision turned blurred. The first thing he saw after that was a very ordinary mountain.
After a while, when the yellow cloud landed on a platform on the top of the mountain, he saw a dark hall on the bare platform.
The exterior of the main hall was antique. There was no plaque on it, which seemed quite secretive, and the black hall door was tightly closed. There was no one at the door.
After the old man in brown shirt waited for everyone to land, he wave his sleeve to retrieve the yellow cloud. He then walked to the front of the wood door, took out a jade slip and waved it at the door.
The hall’s black door opened from inside in a rumbling sound.
The old man walked into the hall on his own.
After everyone looked at each other, they naturally followed the old man and walked into the hall.
After walking through a short corridor, their vision expanded. An empty hall of one hundred meters appeared in front of them.
In the center of this hall, there was a huge array. It was densely engraved with complex runes of different colors. It was about a hundred meters in size.
There were also eight identical high platforms built around the array, occupying eight directions of the array. The platforms completely enclosed the array in the middle.
The seven other high platforms already had dozens of outer disciples gathered there. They were obviously new disciples of the other seven courtyards.
Liu Ming scanned with his Divine Thought, and he realized that most of these disciples were all of the early and intermediate stage of the Condensation State. They were only a few who were at the later stage. As for the disciples of the Spirit Apostle Stage, they gave up this trial because their cultivation was low, and they wouldn’t participate in the minor competition for the next three years.
But even so, Liu Ming still found eight disciples of Spirit Apostle Stage in the crowd, which surprised him a little.
He glanced at all the disciples of each courtyard, then he was quickly attracted by the seven people standing in front of the central array of the hall.
These people should be the masters of the other seven masters of the outer courtyard.
Liu Ming followed the disciples of Piaohong Courtyard to the last vacant platform while sizing up at the seven people.
Among these people, the closest to the array was an old man with a withered face and sunken eyes, a beautiful woman, and a middle-age man with sharp eyebrows in green scholar costume. The middle-aged man looked somewhat indifferent as if no one could speak to him casually.
The other four were standing a little far away from the array. They were whispering something.
Two men dressed as a taoist. One looked only about 30 years old. He wore a green robe and a black wooden sword. The other man was wearing a purple golden taoist robe. Three long beards were drooping in front of his chest. He had triangular eyes with more white than black, making him look stingy.
The other two dressed up casually as a pair. The man was short and fat, in his forties. He dressed as a secular merchant with a round hat on top and a yellow wooden abacus around his waist.
The woman looked like the youngest among them. She was about the same age as Liu Ming. She wore a water-green shirt, and her face was extremely beautiful.
Together with Jiang Zhong, these seven people had unfathomable auras. They were all similar to the Siren King Liu Ming had seen before. They were obviously at the Real Pellet State!
“Brother Jiang, you are late today.” Seeing Jiang Zhong walking slowly to the high platform with a group of Piaohong Courtyard disciples, the beautiful woman showed a trace of impatient expression on her face as she said.
The four people who were a little far away from the array saw Jiang Zhong’s arrival, and they immediately stopped talking and walked closer toward the circle.
“I’m late because of something important, please forgive me.” As Jiang Zhong heard this, he motioned the disciples to sit on the ground, then he turned around and walked toward the array.
“Something important? What is more important than the entry trial? The sect master set this small flame world as the location for the entry trial, and our disciples of the seven courtyards have been preparing for several days. Only your Piaohong Courtyard didn’t have anything to do. That was still fine, but Brother Jiang still came here late. This is a bit unreasonable.” The beautiful woman seemed to be very dissatisfied with Jiang Zhong’s late arrival, and she snorted coldly.
“This morning, Elder Situ personally summoned me, so I had no choice but to meet him first.” Facing the aggressiveness of the young woman in red clothes, Jiang Zhong was not angry. He still replied unhurriedly.
“Elder Situ?” The glamorous woman’s face changed slightly when she heard the words, and her threatening vibe suddenly reduced.
“Okay, okay, don’t quarrel at first sight. Since Elder Situ summoned Brother Jiang, there was of course something important. We shouldn’t embarrass ourselves in front of the disciples.” The short and fat man dressed as the merchant, who was walking toward, the array immediately persuaded with a smile.
“Since Brother Jiang has arrived, let’s cut the crap and start the trial.” The speaker was the old man with yellow eyebrow standing beside the beautiful woman.
The eight outer courtyards of Taiqing Sect had always competed with each other. In particular, the result of the major competition between outer disciples directly determined the prestige of several masters in the sect, and the sect would rank them accordingly to distribute training resources.
Therefore, the relationship between the eight masters had naturally always been very subtle.
While speaking, a green shadow shook. The man with shard eyebrows already stood silently on the high platform with his hands behind him.
“Let’s start too.” Seeing this, the short and fat man laughed and leaped up to a high platform. The speed was even several times faster than the man with sharp eyebrows.
The other people naturally nodded and stood at the high platforms around the array. They took out a crimson token and let it float in front of them.
As soon as the eight tokens appeared, they flickered like they echoed each other like a living thing.
Liu Ming had been observing the eight masters in secret. The eight people gathered together. Their lips moved, but there was no sound at all. There was obviously some kind of sound insulation mystic arts.
After Liu Ming’s eyes flashed, he quietly released a strand of mental power and scanned the token in front of the old man with yellow eyebrows. As soon as it touched the token, it was bounced away by an invisible enchantment.
The old man with yellow eyebrows seemed to have a reaction. He glanced at this side faintly, Liu Ming was shocked in his heart, and quickly lowered his head.
The old man with yellow eyebrows retracted his gaze indifferently, then he cleared his throat and spoke to everyone,
“All outer disciples listen carefully. I’m the master of the Fengling Courtyard. Now I will briefly explain the content of this trial. This trial is just like what you have heard before. It is held in the small flame world. After all the disciples enter the small flame world, no matter what method you use, as long as you can obtain three fire spirit essence cores, the trial is considered successful. And the time limit for this trial is one month. During this period, everything you get in the small flame world will belong to long. This is considered as a special treatment for newcomers like you. You won’t get such benefits in the future trial. Next, all disciples are allowed to compete with each other, but once you are discovered for harming other disciples intentionally, your cultivation will be abolished and you will be expelled from the Taiqing Sect!”
When the old man with yellow eyebrows said this, there was a huge spiritual pressure from his body.
Liu Ming and others below suddenly felt a dignified and extremely powerful force coming to them. Some disciples with weaker cultivation immediately stepped back a few steps. All of them were shocked.
“Later, we will work together to cast the spell and open the entrance of the small flame world, but the natural aura inside is rather violent, so after teleporting into it, the location you appear will be completely random. When you come back, it is easy. We will give each of you a jade talisman. As long as you crush the jade talisman, we will sense it and cast a spell to take you back.” The old man with yellow eyebrows saw that the disciples were respectful, he slowed down his tone and held back the powerful spiritual pressure he released.
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