It seemed that these 2 proud daughters of the Ouyang Family were still unhappy with Liu Ming’s rejection of marriage.
However, Ouyang Qian seemed to just laugh at it, and she soon bid farewell to Liu Ming and left, which made Liu Ming feel relieved.
After they left, Liu Ming walked toward the secret room, but Jia Lan’s figure appeared in his mind.
He hadn’t heard any news from her these days. She said before that she was going to retreat to hit the bottleneck of the Crystallization Period later stage, so she probably hadn’t out yet.
Liu Ming thought so as he walked into the secret room.
After sitting cross-legged on the futon, he took out the Purdue Sumeru Array’s jade slip and studied it with Divine Thought.
These days, he had been studying the many changes of this array and practiced in the illusion.
2 months later, a silver voice transmission talisman went into Liu Ming’s cave house, ignoring the cave house enchantment.
The talisman suddenly shattered with a silver flash. A majestic voice echoed throughout the cave house,
“Gather at the sect’s main hall quickly!”
Liu Ming, who was sitting cross-legged, suddenly opened his eyes and stood up.
This was Immortal Tian Ge’s voice.
“Master, are you going to bring us on this trip to the upper realm ruins?” Xie’er and Fei’er rushed out of the quiet room next door after hearing the movement.
Xie’er looked at Liu Ming with clear eyes. She blocked the door of the secret room with the intention of not letting Liu Ming go if he didn’t bring her along.
Since Liu Ming came back, they had been practicing on their own in the secret room.
Fei’er ran directly to Liu Ming and pulled his clothes with a pitiful look.
“Don’t worry! Such a great opportunity to go to the upper realm ruins, how will I not bring both of you!?” Liu Ming was amused by them.
Xie’er and Fei’er cheered and moved into the soul-recovering bags around Liu Ming’s waist.
A gentle smile flashed across Liu Ming’s face. He stroked the soul-recovering bags with his hand, and his face returned to an indifferent and calm look.
A quarter of an hour later, a black cloud landed over the main peak of Taiqing Sect, and Liu Ming came out from it.
After he saw the surrounding situation clearly, he was stunned in mid-air.
At this moment, there were more than a thousand people on the green stone square on the summit platform. It was more grand than when he departed to the Tianmen Secret realm.
Looking at their clothes, most of them were inner disciples from various peaks. They were here to watch the excitement.
“Look, it’s Fallen Serene Peak’s Liu Ming!” Someone soon noticed Liu Ming in mid-air and shouted loudly.
There was a commotion in the surrounding crowd. People threw their glances at him.
Liu Ming frowned slightly before flying toward the main hall, ignoring the noisy voices behind him.
“Haha, it’s Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu! I haven’t seen you for many years, how do you do!” At this moment, a young man in a golden robe flashed out of the hall and greeted him with a smile.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin!” Liu Ming flew down.
Is this the young man in a golden robe the mysterious young man Jin Tianci whom I met several times?
As he glanced with Divine Thought, he looked astonished.
At this moment, Jin Tianci’s aura was vast and restrained, and his cultivation base had already advanced to the Real Pellet State!
Liu Ming had met countless Real Pellet State cultivators. From his experience, although Jin Tianci had deliberately restrained his aura, his strength was probably by no means inferior to any Real Pellet State cultivator he had seen.
When he participated in the major competition of the outer courtyards, he was only at the Condensation Period. In just a few decades, he surpassed 2 realms and reached the current cultivation level.
Liu Ming always thought that his advancement was fast, but this was nothing when compared with Jin Tianci.
But in this way, it also confirmed some of his previous guesses. He tentatively asked,
“Brother Jin is really an esoteric disciple. Congratulations that you have recovered your cultivation, could it be that senior is 1 of the Real Pellet State cultivators on this trip?”
“Hehe, I had just completely restored my previous cultivation not long ago. The upper realm ruins is a rare opportunity, so I asked the elders to be a part of this event as 1 of the 2 leaders.” Jin Tianci laughed and replied without denying it.
“With senior leading the team, I feel more at ease.” Liu Ming said with joy in his heart.
Speaking of which, after learning about the upper realm ruins, apart from going out to prepare, he stayed in the cave house all the time. He didn’t pay much attention to the final list. He only recently learned from Yin Jiuling that the Real Pellet State cultivator should be just 2 people.
Jin Tianci’s strength was unfathomable. If he was the leader of the team, the trip to the the ruins was indeed a lot safer.
“Okay, let’s not stand at the door and let people watch like a monkey. Let’s enter the hall. Everyone has almost arrived.” Jin Tianci smiled slightly and walked toward the hall first.
Liu Ming glanced at the square behind him with a hint of doubt before following up.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu doesn’t have to be surprised. It was sect master who allowed these junior fellow apprentices to come and watch. After all, this opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It can be regarded as a way of motivation.” Jin Tianci seemed to notice Liu Ming’s doubt, and he said with a slight smile.
“Oh.” Liu Ming finally understood after hearing this.
As they talked, they stepped into the hall together, and the noise outside disappeared.
In the main hall, there were 20 cultivators in different costumes, standing in a few groups. They should be the candidates to enter the upper realm ruins this time.
Hearing the footsteps, these people also looked over.
Jin Tianci didn’t care about everyone’s gaze at all.
Liu Ming was slightly startled because there were actually many familiar people present.
Luo Tiancheng, Tianjian Peak’s Long Yanfei and even Wen Zeng, who had a fierce battle with him, were also present.
As for the other inner disciples, most of them were unfamiliar to him. Even though 2 looked familiar, he couldn’t name them.
Sister Ouyang Qian was also standing in the hall, but because of their special status that no one talked to them. They also stood at the corner. When they saw Liu Ming coming in, they just nodded slightly to him.
In addition to the sisters, there were also 3 people who didn’t seem to belong to the Taiqing Sect. They should be from the great families or the thousands of years old sects that were attached to the Taiqing Sect.
These people looked at Liu Ming a few more times and seemed to be quite interested.
Among the people present, except for Luo Tiancheng, who was at the intermediate stage of the Crystallization Period, the rest were at the Crystallization Period later stage. There were even a few who reached the Pseudo Pellet State like Liu Ming.
Seeing Liu Ming and Jin Tianci come in, the people present had mixed reactions.
People who did not have a good relationship with Liu Ming, such as Luo Tiancheng, Wen Zeng, etc., looked a little unnatural.
Most of the other inner disciples faced Liu Ming with kind smiles, but they looked at Jin Tianci with the same surprise.
“As expected, the famous Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu will not miss this trip to the ruins.” Long Yanfei walked over gently, bowed at Jin Tianci first, and then gave Liu Ming a sweet smile.
“Senior Sister Apprentice Long is really amusing. By the word, senior sister is now also a Pseudo Pellet State cultivator. This is really gratifying.” Liu Ming cupped his fist and replied with a smile.
“Keke, compared to Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, I’m far worse! By the way, this is what your dual cultivation partner asked me to hand over to you.” Long Yanfei smiled, then she seemed to remember something. She threw a faint blue item to Liu Ming.
“Jia Lan?” Liu Ming was moved. At first glance, it was a rather delicate storage talisman with a faint blue rune faintly flowing on it.
This talisman was still a little warm, which seemed to be Long Yanfei’s body temperature. There was a faint refreshing fragrance, not sure whether it came from Long Yanfei or Jia Lan.
Long Yanfei seemed to see Liu Ming’s odd expression. For some reason, her face blushed slightly for a moment; Liu Ming was looking at the storage talisman in his hand, so he didn’t notice it.
Liu Ming scanned it with Divine Thought quickly, and he found that there were several faint blue flags and a disk array, which seemed to be the equipment of a small array. There was also a blue jade slip.
Although he didn’t know why Jia Lan gave these to him, he didn’t have time to take a closer look at the moment. After putting away the storage talisman, Liu Ming cupped his fist and bowed at Long Yanfei,
“Thank you, Senior Sister Apprentice Long.”
“You’re welcome. Speaking of which, Junior Sister Apprentice Jia Lan is really in love with Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu!” Long Yanfei waved her hand and said with a half smile.
After they casually chatted for a few more words, Long Yanfei paid respect to Jin Tianci and gave an excuse to leave.
In the following period of time, many inner disciples came over and greeted him.
Liu Ming didn’t care either. He just dealt with them one by one, looking quite calm.
“Brother Liu is really popular among the inner disciples! The top inner disciple is indeed well-deserved!” Jin Tianci, who had already walked to the corner, suddenly sent a meaningful voice transmission.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin, it’s just a title. In the eyes of Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin, my strength is not worth mentioning at all.” Liu Ming shook his head and smiled bitterly as he replied with voice transmission.
Jin Tianci smiled. When he was about to say something else, there were loud footsteps outside the hall. A tall and muscular man strode in.
TL: Who is the other team leader?
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