Liu Ming frowned slightly. He put away the demonic crystal bed and walked toward the entrance.
Although there was only a set of hidden flags outside this temporary cave house, it was difficult to deceive the Real Pellet State cultivator, but it was more than enough to deceive the Crystallization Period cultivator. This great family’s disciple actually saw through the hiding enchantment and found him here.
But since the other party had already come, he decided to hear him out first.
As soon as he stepped out of the temporary cave house, he saw a handsome young man in a green robe waiting outside the cave door.
“I take the liberty to visit here, please don’t be offended, Brother Liu.” Seeing Liu Ming go out to greet him, the young man surnamed Li cupped his fist humbly.
“You’re welcome. Since you’re already here, please come in and have a chat.” Liu Ming greeted him as usual.
After a few simple polite words, they walked into Liu Ming’s temporary cave house.
Not long after, Liu Ming and a young man surnamed Li sat opposite each other on both sides of a simple stone table in the cave house.
“Brother Li came just in time. There is still something I don’t understand about this group of beastkin cultivators, so I need to ask for some advice.” Before the other party could tell the reason for his visit, Liu Ming spoke first.
“If Brother Liu wants to know about the beastkin cultivators, you have asked the right person. I entered this ruin with the Haoran Academy’s disciples, so I was the first to get news here. We first met a few Fissure Eagle Race beastkin cultivators, then several Savage Bear Clan beastkin cultivators appeared.” The young man surnamed Li said to Liu Ming without thinking.
What the young man surnamed Li said was roughly similar to what the old man surnamed Huang said.
“Fissure Eagle Race and Savage Bear Race? Do you know what treasures are in this ruin?” Liu Ming continued to ask.
“I’m not very clear about this. I only know that Brother Sun and the others only knew that there is a ruin here after capturing a beastkin cultivator, but we don’t know the specific detail. Since the beastkin cultivators attach so much importance to this ruin. The treasures are definitely not simple.” The young man surnamed Li had no intention of concealing anything.
“So that’s the case. Then does Brother Li have anything to look for me?” Liu Ming nodded, then he changed the thread of the conversation.
“It’s like this. Since I entered the ruins, thanks to the care of Haoran Academy along the way, I still get some treasures. However, my family is willing to pay so much resources to send me in because my family has gotten clues about 2 ruins. Therefore, I have to go and search them. I planned to go alone, but until I found that there is danger anywhere in this place. The powerhouses of other races appeared frequently, so it’s hard to act alone.” The young man surnamed Li said solemnly.
“I also have a deep understanding of this.” Recalling the experience of being controlled by the demon and being hunted by Ji Ying, Liu Ming nodded with emotion.
“Actually, at first, I wanted to share these 2 ruins with Haoran Academy to hunt for treasures together, but later I heard that they seemed to have planned for other routes. So, I can’t invite them anymore, and I plan to invite other people.”
“Oh, so you are here to invite me to explore together?” Liu Ming asked after a slight start.
“That’s right. That’s why I’m here. I have other candidates, but since I met Mr. Liu here. With your strength that can rival against the Real Pellet State, you are the most suitable candidate.” The young man admitted frankly.
After Liu Ming listened to it, he remained silent for a while before saying,
“Since it involves other treasures, are you really at ease to let me join you whom you never met before?”
“Brother Liu, as a Taiqing Sect master, has a great reputation. I of course trust you. If Brother Liu is willing, we can plant an enchantment in each other or sign a blood contract, then there is nothing to worry about.” The young man surnamed Li said with a dignified expression.
“Oh, did you invite someone else as well?” Liu Ming did not directly agree, but he asked another question.
“To tell the truth, I also invited Demon Mystic Sect’s Mr. Ye to go with me, but he seems to have something to do today, so he couldn’t come to visit Brother Liu with me. I can guarantee that after adding Brother Liu, I will not invite others. After all, it’s hard to distribute the treasures if there are too many people. To show my sincerity, I will give you this jade slip. It records the first place we will be going. When the matter here is over, Brother Liu can decide whether to come with us.” The young man surnamed Li was quite happy when he heard the words. He took out a jade slip from his sleeve and threw it directly at Liu Ming.
“Since you trust me so much, I will give you an answer at that time.”
Liu Ming took the jade slip in his hand.
“Hehe, I hope to hear the good news from Brother Liu. It’s getting late, and there will be a fierce battle in 2 days, so I won’t disturb Brother Liu’s rest.” The young man surnamed Li was also a sensible person. After seeing Liu Ming taking the jade slip, he got up and left immediately.
After the young man left, Liu Ming just quickly glanced at the place recorded in the jade slip and put it away.
Not to mention that he and Demon Mystic Sect had already formed a big grudge, under the current situation, he had no time to take care of his future actions, so he could only take one step at a time.
After thinking this way, Liu Ming activated the enchantment outside the cave house again, and he concentrated on practicing the blood shield technique.
At noon on the second day, when Liu Ming was meditating, he suddenly opened his eyes and waved his hand. A fiery red flame flew into his hand from outside the cave house.
He scanned with Divine Thought, and it was a message from the cultivator surnamed Sun, asking everyone to go to the temporary meeting hall.
Liu Ming packed up immediately and left the cave house.
When he rushed to the temporary meeting hall, he found that the hall was densely packed with more than 20 people.
In addition to the old man and the young scholar from Haoran Academy that Liu Ming saw at the valley yesterday, several people he saw in the hall yesterday were also there. There were a few more people who didn’t look like they were from the 4 ancient sects.
One of them was a slender, dark-skinned young woman who was very eye-catching.
The woman was wearing a light blue dress, showing off her curvy figure. As she moved, the 2 jade bracelets on her arms collided with each other from time to time, making a crisp low-pitched sound.
The 2 jade bracelets were emerald green and transparent with exquisite spirit patterns. It was a rare treasure at a glance, which made Liu Ming take a few more glances.
“Although it’s only been 2 days, many friends have come to help. I won’t talk about other nonsense, the day of the battle is coming. Now I will announce the candidates for the competition. Speaking of which, the number of applicants is huge. After some consideration, I choose a few people with strong physiques, so I hope those who aren’t chosen won’t be offended. After all, those beastkin cultivators also have powerful physiques. They have to drag the time so that the mark can be planted while avoiding unnecessary casualties.” The cultivator surnamed Sun said loudly to the crowd.
The people present naturally nodded.
“Okay. Since there is no objection, I will announce the names. The Haoran Academy’s disciples include me and Junior Fellow Apprentice Sha, Demon Mystic Sect’s disciple Lei Chang, and Taiqing Sect’s disciple Liu Ming. The 8 great families’ disciples Li Yonghong, Shen Wanqing, and a casual cultivator Wu Hong. Please come to my side.” The cultivator surnamed Sun slowly glanced at everyone while announcing.
In a burst of whispered discussions, Liu Ming and others stepped forward and walked toward the open space beside the cultivator surnamed Sun.
When walking over, Liu Ming casually looked at the other 5 people. Among them, he knew the 2 from the Haoran Academy and Demon Mystic Sect. Shen Wanqing was a man in a red robe with a proud expression. The casual cultivator named Wu Hong was actually the dark-skinned young woman in a blue shirt that he had just seen.
Since this woman was not a disciple of a sect or a great family, it was quite strange that she could enter the upper realm ruins.
“I heard that there are 2 beastkin cultivators from Real Pellet State in the Beastkin Clan formation, who is Mr. Sun planning to send to fight?” The young woman also asked a few questions after looking at the others.
“Yesterday, Fairy Wu was not present, so you might not know the situation. It has been decided that one Real Pellet State beastkin cultivator will be dealt with by me and Mr. Liu of Taiqing Sect will deal with the remaining one. It is very dangerous to drag on the battle for 15 minutes. Liu Ming who got the top 1 in the last Tianmen Conference is more than enough to survive this 15 minutes.” The cultivator surnamed Sun said calmly.
After saying that, other people also threw their glances at Liu Ming.
“Okay, Mr. Liu is famous person that a person who lives in seclusion like me knows his name. I have no problem with him.” Wu Hong turned her eyes to Liu Ming, looking very interested.
Seeing this, Liu Ming smiled slightly and didn’t say much.
“If you don’t have any comments, the meeting is over. Others can leave, but those who are in the competition, please stay for a while.” The cultivator surnamed Sun said after he finished explaining.
The others were not surprised when they heard the words, and they all said goodbye and left.
In a blink of an eye, only Liu Ming and the other seven were left in the hall.
“In order to carry out the plan smoothly and ensure your safety at the same time, I will distribute 2 items. One of them is a teleportation talisman. This talisman is for your life-saving purpose. You only need to tear it apart in times of crisis, and it will teleport you for 900 meters. Although leaving the arena is naturally counted as admitting defeat, remember to save your life first, everyone does not have to make fearless sacrifices. The second is this jade pendant. This jade pendant is made of natural snow. It is made with a special enchantment. You only need to carry this jade pendant with you, secretly channel spiritual power into it before the fight. The jade pendant will turn into an invisible breath that penetrates into the opponent’s body and forms an enchantment mark on its own.”
After finishing speaking, the cultivator surnamed Sun took out purple talismans and crystal white jade pendant and handed them over to Liu Ming and others.
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