Compared with the previous year, the muscular man with twisted beard’s aura was more vast. The vague sword intent emanating was even more terrifying. Most of the inner disciples present were also attracted by this sword intent.
Qiu Longzi (previously known as Hong Longzi, just realized a mistake in the surname) and Jin Tianci seemed to be quite familiar with each other. After the 2 greeted each other, they chatted loudly without caring about everyone else.
At this moment, a voice came from Liu Ming’s ear; the Ouyang Sisters had come over at some point.
“Miss Ouyang, are you used to staying here?” Liu Ming turned his head and said with a smile.
“It’s fine. Let’s cut the polite words. The path will be opened after a while. Does Brother Liu have any plans?” Ouyang Qian was about to speak, but Quyang Qin said in a spicy tone.
“I don’t know much about the upper realm ruins, so I can only adapt accordingly. When teleporting, it’s best for you 2 not to be too far away from me. In case of danger, I will find a way to protect you 2.” Liu Ming was used to her way of speaking, so he wasn’t angry.
“Then we will trouble Brother Liu.” Ouyang Qian said slowly after hearing the words. Their cultivation was almost at the bottom among the disciples of the Taiqing Sect, so they could only take one step at a time.
While speaking, Jin Tianci and Qiu Longzi walked in side by side. Both of them were at the Real Pellet State. They seemed to stand out from the crowd in the hall.
Ouyang Qian didn’t seem to want to communicate too much with the people in the Taiqing Sect, so she dragged Quyang Qin to the side.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, it really is you. Not bad! Not bad!” Qiu Longzi looked at Liu Ming, and he said 2 “not bad” in a row.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Hong, it’s been a long time since we parted.” Liu Ming cupped his fist and bowed respectfully.
“How did you 2 meet?” Jin Tianci glanced at Liu Ming in surprise and asked.
“Haha! What’s so strange, I met Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu before in Sword Soul Hall. At that time, I felt that he was not simple. Recently, Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu’s fame has spread to the Futu Palace. It shows that I really did not see the wrong person.” Qiu Longzi still had a bold look, laughing like no one else was there.
Liu Ming, Jin Tianci, and Qiu Longzi were undoubtedly the most conspicuous figures present. When the 3 of them gathered together, more than 90% of the people were looking at them.
Luo Tiancheng saw Liu Ming chatting happily with the 2 Real Pellet State cultivators, and he snorted coldly and turned his head.
Wen Zeng’s eyes flickered as he looked at Liu Ming for a while, then he quickly looked away.
At this moment, suddenly a huge bell sounded outside the hall. The buzzing sound pierced through their eardrums and caused everyone’s feet to tremble slightly.
The people present stopped talking and turned their heads to the main hall door.
The next moment, a middle-aged man wearing a jade crown and a yellow robe. Qi Yubufan’s middle-aged man walked out slowly. It was Immortal Tian Ge, the sect master of the Taiqing Sect.
Although he restrained his aura to the point where it could hardly be sensed, there was still an indescribable majesty that filled the entire hall.
Behind him, the middle-aged man in a gray robe, Elder Han, was also there.
“Greetings to sect master, Elder Han!” Led by Jin Tianci and Qiu Longzi, everyone present immediately cupped their fists and bowed.
“Very well, everyone is here. Since that’s the case, I won’t talk more about it. Later, the path to the upper realm ruins will be opened. Before that, I need to tell you a few important matters.” Immortal Tian Ge looked around and put away the smile on his face.
The expressions of the disciples present were all solemn as they listened quietly.
“Every 30,000 years, the border of the human realm and the ruins will be greatly weakened. Therefore, each faction has the opportunity to use the power of magic weapon to force open a path. But each weakening time is only one year, so after entering the upper realm ruins, you must remember the starting point you were teleported to and be sure to return to the same place within a year. We will open the path again to bring you all back. If you can’t return in time, you know what the consequences will be.” Immortal Tian Ge said faintly.
Immortal Tian Ge’s voice was not loud, but it was clearly heard by everyone present.
At this moment, everyone including Liu Ming was listening intently to Immortal Tian Ge’s words, for fear of missing a word. After all, these were all about their life and death.
Immortal Tian Ge looked relieved after seeing this, then he continued,
“Risk and opportunity always go hand in hand. In the upper realm ruins, there are not only many treasures that the human realm does not have, but there are also countless unknown dangers. So, we decided to give you some necessary things.”
As he said that, he nodded to Elder Han beside him.
Elder Han waved his sleeve, and a dozen storage talismans emerged with faint spiritual light.
With another flick of his sleeve, all the storage talismans flew out one after another in the hands of everyone present.
As for Ouyang Sisters and the other 3 who didn’t look like Taiqing Sect’s disciples, they didn’t get the storage talismans.
Although they looked slightly surprised, they didn’t say much.
Liu Ming caught a storage talisman and scanned it with Divine Thought, realizing that there were a few things inside.
A map, a green bead and a red jade bottle.
“The upper realm ruins are extremely wide. The map was drawn by the seniors who entered the upper realm ruins a few times before. It can show you the general path. The green bead is called “sensing bead” that can sense the people of the same sect within a hundred miles. As for the earth grade disaster void pill, it is a top quality healing pill. Even if you suffer from a fatal injury, as long as you are still breathing, you can still be saved after taking this pill.” When everyone lowered their heads to investigate, Immortal Tian Ge’s voice came again, explaining the magical effect of 3 things in storage talisman.
Liu Ming nodded secretly after hearing the words. These things are indeed necessary.
Not to mention map and sensing bead, pill like disaster void pill, Liu Ming had only seen relevant records in the Scriptures Pavilion. The Taiqing Sect really invested a lot in this trip to the upper realm ruins.
However, this wasn’t unusual either. Most of the disciples present were the core disciples of each peak. If any of them was dead, it was an irreversible huge loss for the Taiqing Sect.
“This time, we will charge ⅔ of the items you get in the upper realm ruins. After all, to open this path, we have consumed a huge amount of resources. As for some of the treasures that the sect desperately needs, we will also give corresponding compensation. You will not suffer a loss from it.” Immortal Tian Ge said faintly.
Hearing this, the following disciples discussed excitedly.
Liu Ming’s eyes flashed with a hint of surprise.
He was not at all surprised by Immortal Tian Ge’s decision. Since the Ouyang Family, 1 of the 8 great families, couldn’t open this path alone, he could imagine the difficulty of opening this path.
This chance to get into the upper realm ruins would only happen once in 30,000 years, even if Immortal Tian Ge said that he wanted to take away all the treasures, there would still be many people who wanted to go in.
As for hiding privately, no one would do that. Middle Sky Continent was not Yun Chuan Continent, and Taiqing Sect was not comparable to Savage Ghost Sect. Any grand elder could easily reveal this item with some simple means.
“Okay, everything that needs to be said has been said. In addition, this treasure hunt trip, we have arranged 2 Real Pellet State esoteric senior fellow apprentices as your team leaders. In the upper realm ruins, you must obey their arrangement. Whoever dares to disobey will definitely be punished heavily after returning to the sect!” Immortal Tian Ge said sternly while releasing a majestic spiritual pressure.
“Disciple understood!” The hearts of the people present suddenly sank as if they had been pressed by a boulder. Their faces slightly changed as they replied respectfully.
Only then Immortal Tian Ge revealed a smile. He then looked at Jin Tianci and Qiu Longzi.
Qiu Longzi, the rugged muscular man, did not dare to act boldly in front of Immortal Tian Ge. He immediately cupped his fist respectfully.
Jin Tianci on the side was still smiling, and he cupped his fist in a pretentious manner.
“Okay, you all come with me.” Immortal Tian Ge glanced at Jin Tianci helplessly, and he walked toward the entrance of a side hall first. Elder Han followed behind without saying a word.
Qiu Longzi glanced at Jin Tianci, then they walked forward at the same time.
When everyone present saw this, they followed the 2 of them in.
After passing through a small side hall, they came to a secret room.
There was a tunnel in the secret room that seemed to be spiraling to the depths of the underground. They just walked down the steps one after another. The disordered footsteps echoed in the tunnel.
Every half circle of the tunnel was inlaid with a white moonstone, which illuminated the entire tunnel. Since the situation in front couldn’t be seen clearly, it added a hint of mystery to this place.
After walking for about 10 minutes in this way, Liu Ming only felt his eyes light up. A very wide underground hall suddenly appeared in front. The hall was about 300 meters in length and width and 30 meters in height.
In the center of the hall, there was an extremely complicated array inscribed in the middle of the hall, on which was engraved with mysterious runes of different colors.
There were 4 azure dragon stone pillars around the array. There were countless runes engraved on the stone pillars, which coordinated with the array on the ground.
At this moment, 2 elders with calm aura were sitting on top of 2 pillars. They were so focused that they didn’t react to their arrival.
Seeing this, Liu Ming’s heart moved. These 2 were obviously 2 grand elders who had reached the Celestial State.
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