“I never really thought Brother Liu would have such a thrilling experience in just a few years… By the way, Brother Liu will also participate in the major competition among our 8 courtyards right?” Yan Ming suddenly changed the thread of discussion on the matter of the major competition.
“Outer door major competition is an important event in our 8 courtyards, I will definitely participate in it. Speaking of this matter, I have just come out from my retreat, so I didn’t really know the recent news among our courtyards. Do you know which powerful characters I should pay special attention to?” Liu Ming asked immediately after hearing the words.
“Brother Liu is asking the right person. In terms of strength in the Piaohong Courtyard, Senior Fellow Apprentice Zhou is now the most prominent, and there are…
After about 10 minutes, Yan Ming told Liu Ming about the powerful characters he knew in the 8 courtyards.
During the period, Xue Yun also added a few outer disciples who needed special attention.
Hearing this, Liu Ming couldn’t help nodding his head again and again and remembering all their words. He also interjected from time to time.
“Thank you for the advice, in this case, I won’t be confused when I participate in the major competition.” Liu Ming thanked them again after listening.
“You don’t have to be polite, Brother Liu, we are very optimistic about Brother Liu’s results in this major competition. As long as you can enter the top 10, you are likely to be chosen by the Real Pellet State senior and join the inner door. By the way, Sister Xue and I have to go to the market to make some preparations for the major competition, so I won’t disturb Brother Liu anymore. 3 days later, I’ll see you at the venue.” Yan Ming and Liu Ming had a few more polite words before leaving with Xue Yun.
After seeing off the two of them, Liu Ming returned to the secret room and quietly closed his eyes and rested.
A few days later.
When Liu Ming was meditating in the secret room, the disk array on his waist trembled slightly again, and a faint sound transmission came.
“The major competition is about to begin. All disciples please come to the Yunyi Peak as soon as possible.”
Liu Ming opened his eyes immediately and stood up. After carefully checking the items in the Sumeru Ring and checking the map of the Thousands Spirit Mountain Range, he left the cave house and flew toward Yiyun Peak.
At the same time, in the sky above several nearby mountain ranges, various escape lights came and went one after another, all heading towards Yunyi Peak.
After a dozen minutes, Liu Ming in green robes had appeared on top of the Yunyi Peak.
The height of this peak in the entire Thousands Spirit Mountain Range could also be ranked in the top 10. It was about 80,000 meters tall. The peak was shrouded by clouds and mist which looked like an immortal land.
When Liu Ming arrived, there were already 4,000 people gathering at the platform on the peak, and some people were still flying in.
Most of these people were in their twenties, but there were also some older ordinary disciples. Occasionally, there were also disciples in inner disciple costumes.
In the center of the open flat land, 10 greenstone arenas with half a foot height and tens of meters length and width.
Behind the 10 arenas, there was also a white jade high platform in the size of acres. There were some figures standing on it.
Among the two of them, one dressed in gray robes and had a long beard was Courtyard Master Jiang Zhong; beside him was Deputy Courtyard Master Liang Zhange who had the iconic inverted eyebrows. (Translator note: previous their title was just Master, but Courtyard Master was a more accurate term.)
There was another old man with yellow eyebrows, a withered face and sunken eyes, and a beautiful woman in colorful clothes whom Liu Ming had met before during the day of entering the Small Flame World. They were all the courtyard masters of other courtyards.
As for the rest of the people, most of them were unfathomable which were obviously Real Pellet State powerhouses.
After Liu Ming took a deep breath, he chose a corner and stood there quietly.
Soon after, as more and more outer disciples arrived, the Real Pellet State powerhouses on the white jade high platform also gradually increased.
Some people directly landed with a colorful cloud; some landed with a flying boat.
Suddenly, a green rainbow burst from the distant sky. After several flashes, it landed on the white jade high platform. After the light faded, several Real Pellet State powerhouses appeared again.
They were the 12 years old boy and the middle-aged man wearing a white robe and a green folding fan in his hand. Both of them were Emerald Cloud Peak’s courtyard masters. There was also a 30 years old middle-aged pretty woman in a green shirt next to them.
They just briefly talked to other people nearby, then they appeared in a corner of the high platform; they were waiting as well.
An hour later, the entire peak was full of densely packed people. The Real Pellet State powerhouses, other than those from the 8 major courtyards, were about 60 on the white jade platform.
Of course, these people naturally couldn’t represent all the peaks of the Taiqing Sect, but they had an inner disciple quota in their hands. Therefore, those branches that were interested in this major competition would send people to watch the competition.
At this time, among the 8 courtyard masters, the beautiful woman with a good figure, looked up at the sky, and finally spoke a little impatiently,
“It’s almost time.”
“En, it’s really getting late, let’s start.” Seeing this, the short and fat man beside said calmly.
Jiang Zhong and other major courtyard masters naturally had no objection and nodded.
So the short and fat man took two steps forward. After clearing his throat, he announced loudly.
“The decennial major competition of our 8 courtyards will be held here today. Now, on behalf of the other courtyard masters, I will announce the major competition rules.”
Although the short and fat man’s voice was not loud, it resounded through the entire mountain, allowing every disciple to hear clearly.
All the disciples became quiet and looked toward the high platform.
The short and fat man looked around again, then he continued to announce,
“The rules for this competition are roughly the same as before. All outer disciples in the 8 courtyards can participate. The preliminary round is an elimination round. All participating disciples first draw lots to determine their opponents, and the winners enter the next round. The top 100 will be determined by this.
The single-elimination system will still be adopted in the semifinals. The participating disciples will draw lots to decide the top 10. In the end, the top 10 will take turns to battle. The specific rules will be announced after the top 10 is determined.
In addition, those who enter the top 100 major competition will receive certain spirit stones and contribution point rewards, and those who enter the top 10 will get more spirit stones and contribution points, as well as other rewards prepared by our sect clan. I hope everyone can try your best. You will be responsible for your own death, but if anyone purposely injures the opponent or deliberately kills the opponent in the competition; the minor punishment is being sent to Five Mountains Bipolar Hell and the severe punishment is being expelled from Taiqing Sect with your spiritual power being abolished.
As for the specific challenge rules of the competition, there are instructions on the stone wall over the arena. Half an hour later, the draw lots will start. Half a day later, the competition will start on 10 arenas simultaneously. “
After the short and fat man said a lot of things in one breath, he took a few steps back and started chatting with several other courtyard masters.
The disciples on the mountain peak immediately made a commotion. Although most of them knew the rules of the competition a long time ago, some people couldn’t help checking on the stone wall again.
“Courtyard Master Jiang, I heard that your Piaohong Courtyard is full of talents lately! I heard that in addition to Zhou Tianrui, the top 10 disciple of the previous major competition, another disciple surnamed Liu recently passed the trial in the Green Sky Illusory Palace.” On the jade platform, the old man with yellow eyebrows spoke to Jiang Zhong.
“Not at all, Courtyard Master Chen has overpraised it. I heard that you have a new disciple surnamed Lin in the Fengling Courtyard. He is also a talented person who is also proficient in all kinds of ghost techniques. Besides, your nephew Chen Deng has long been famous. His achievements in array are even unmatched. With the two of them, I think Fengling Courtyard will be able to shine in this major competition.” Jiang Zhong smiled at the words and said unhurriedly. .
Most of the others just smiled without speaking.
The beautiful woman pursed her lips even more.
The 8 courtyard masters naturally attached great importance to this major competition. The top 10 disciples in the major competition would not only receive a large number of resources, but their courtyards would also be rewarded by the sect and receive a large amount of resources. It was important to the development of each courtyard in the next 10 years.
If there was a disciple who wins the competition by chance, the courtyard would not be worried about resources in the next 10 years.
Another point was that the result of each major competition would directly determine their prestige in the sect and their personal interests. Therefore, the result of the major competition was extremely important.
Half an hour had passed in a blink of an eye.
During the period, Liu Ming also carefully read the rules of the preliminary round from the stone wall,
The preliminary round was divided into ten groups. Only 10 people would be left in the end through a 1 vs 1 battle. Those 10 people of 10 blocks would become the top 100.
After deciding the top 100, there would be another round of draw lots. It would still be a 1 vs 1 battle until the top 10 were determined.
Afterward, Liu Ming hurriedly glanced at the pile of people, then he walked to the other side of the mountain to draw lots in front of a 100 meters tall stone tablet.
At this time, the names of many disciples appeared densely on the stone tablet.
After shaking the sect token around his waist toward the stone tablet, a green light flashed into the stone tablet.
At the bottom right corner of the gray light curtain, on the 9th group, the words ‘Piaohong Courtyard Liu Ming’ appeared on it.
“The 9th group.”
Liu Ming muttered to himself.
At this moment, Yan Ming and Xue Yun walked out of the crowd and happened to see Liu Ming draw lots.
“Hey, Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu is in the 9th group.” Yan Ming looked at the stone tablet and said.
“It turns out to be Senior Fellow Apprentice Yan and Junior Sister Apprentice Xue, have you two drawn lots too?” Liu Ming nodded and asked in return.
“We are here to draw lots, and we happened to bump into Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu.” Xue Yun, who was wearing a white shirt, said with a slight smile.
As they said, the two took out sect tokens and shook them toward the stone tablet.
The same two green lights flashed into the stone tablet.
Immediately, the names of the two lit up almost at the same time; Yan Ming was assigned to the 5th group and Xue Yun was assigned to the 1st group.
“5th group!” Yan Ming looked at his group on the stone tablet with a serious expression.
Liu Ming glanced at the stone tablet. In the 5th group, there were two powerhouse names mentioned by Yan Ming.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Yan, the major competition in the sect is just a competition. If you encounter a strong enemy, just treat it as a precious actual combat experience.” Xue Yun on the side seemed to see Yan Ming’s mind and comforted.
Yan Ming gave a wry smile and nodded.
Liu Ming once again carefully scanned the names of the 9th group on the stone tablet. After a glimmer of light flashed in his eyes, he suddenly found that Zang Xuan’s name was also in it.
In addition to this person, there were two other famous disciples mentioned by Yan Ming. The others seemed to be some insignificant people.
However, each group had 10 seats in the top 100, so he might not meet these people before advancing to the top 100.
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