Huang Wuji had already ascended to the Transcendent Realm. Naturally, they were not befitted to make a comparison.
However, Mu Shengjie could only be compared to Huang Wuji before he had ascended to the Transcended Realm. The scarce prodigies within the True Martial School could be seen anywhere here. It was conceivable how shocked Ye Xiwen was.
Besides, this girl was a rock-bottom existence among these groups of experts.
“That’s right!” Ye Xiwen nodded.
“Hehe, I just arrived here as well!” she gave a beautiful smile. “My name is Shen Yanmei. You can call me Yan Mei. I’m a Navy Tide Sect’s disciple, from the Navy Tide Domain!”
This woman had an extrovert personality. When they had just met each other, she had already leaked information about her one after another.
“Ye Xiwen. I’m from the True Martial Domain’s True Martial School!” Seeing how straightforward she was, Ye Xiwen did the same.
“True Martial Domain?” Shen Yanmei frowned her lovely brows, obviously thinking about where the True Martial Domain was from. After all, they originated from a different world from Ye Xiwen.
True Martial Domain and all the other domains beneath the starry skies’ connection had been cut off from the Ancient Barrens Continent for countless years. As such, other places, including the Ancient Barrens Continent, wouldn’t have heard about them. However, the other domains still had ties with the Ancient Barrens Continent. She was a little confused upon hearing such a foreign name like the True Martial Domain.
“It’s a small domain. It’s normal for you not to know about it!” said Ye Xiwen with a smile. He could tell that this Shen Yanmei was a little pure and didn’t have a plotting mind. As such, Ye Xiwen was willing to communicate with her.
“Alright!” Shen Yanmei pouted. She said, “May I ask, which sect are you planning on joining?”
“I heard that the Unparalleled Palace and the Crimson Peak Villa are currently recruiting!” said Shen Yanmei.
There were various sects nearby. However, the competition here was too intense. As a result, only two sects would be allowed to recruit prodigies after a certain amount of time. As for what kind of prodigies they were able to recruit, it was based solely on luck.
Of course, some vast sects even sent some people to various domains, observing the prodigies within other domains. If anyone caught their attention, they would bring the prodigies away.
If the True Martial Domain’s ties weren’t cut off from the outside world for such a long time, some sects might have noticed him and brought him away.
Of course, the sects that had the capabilities of dispatching people to other domains were the equivalent of the enormous forces within the True Martial Domain. Ordinary small sects didn’t possess such capabilities.
“Neither. I’m not planning on joining any sects. I plan to venture alone for the meantime!” said Ye Xiwen. Of course, this was merely an excuse. The true reason was that he intended to head straight towards Mountain Qi and figure out the situation of his own identity.
Although he didn’t know where Mountain Qi was, he would head to Mountain Qi upon entering the Ancient Barrens Continent.
“You aren’t planning on joining a sect? That’s understandable. Even though the Unparalleled Palace and the Crimson Peak Villa were decent, you’ve already ascended to the Transcendent Realm long ago. You might even be able to join a better sect!” said Shen Yanmei. From her perspective, Ye Xiwen chose neither of them because he had already chosen other sects. This wasn’t illegal as well. In truth, this was considered extremely normal. Everyone had the sects which they intended to join.
The sects were aware of these as well, and dare not stop the prodigies from doing so. Such matters happened in the past as well. A sect wanted to forcefully recruit an extreme prodigy into their sect, which enraged the extreme prodigy. In the end, the prodigy was being hunted down by said sect. After a thousand years, when the prodigy had ascended to the supreme realm, he returned to wipe out the entire sect.
Since then, no sect dared to forcefully recruit any prodigies any longer. After all, if the prodigies weren’t dead, a great calamity might befall upon the sects.
“When will this door open?” asked Ye Xiwen.
“When the people of the Unparalleled Palace and the Crimson Peak Villa arrives, it should open!” said Shen Yanmei with a beautiful smile. “They even planned to use this to decrease our prestige!”
Ye Xiwen smiled. He was no stranger to such methods. Such techniques wouldn’t be used on ordinary people, as they naturally possessed a sense of fear for the strong sects. However, for some extremely strong prodigies, such wasn’t the case at all.
Although they weren’t as paramount of a figure as Ye Xiwen was in their sect, they were still outstanding people within their peers. People like these had their prestige, as they were practically uncontested among their peers, which allowed them to act pridefully. The sects here intended to remind them about what kind of place this was. This wasn’t the small little domain which they originated from.
Just as Shen Yanmei finished speaking, two groups of around twenty people flew here from the sky. The side that wore apricot-color long robes were the Unparalleled Palace’s disciples, while the other side that wore crimson red robes were all the disciples of the Crimson Peak Villa.
Under the guidance of their respective unfathomable elders, they descended in front of the crowd.
Various prodigies that were indifferent to the matters happening around them widened their eyes one after another. After all, most of them might be joining these two sects.
Although there were many prodigies here, no one was strong enough to ignore these two sects.
“Everyone, you’re all experts from your respective domains. I believe that your sect’s seniors had already informed and warned you about it before you left, which is why I’m not going to emphasize the subject. Those that want to join our sects, you’re allowed to register now!” said the Unparalleled Palace’s elder. He was a white-haired old man with a youthful appearance. However, glitter was flickering within his eyes. His vital energy and blood were much vigorous than youth. His cultivation was at an unimaginable height.
The Unparalleled Palace’s experts and the Crimson Peak Villa’s experts both stood in two different areas. The various prodigies also registered at the place which they had previously chosen.
Shen Yanmei had also left Ye Xiwen behind and strode towards the direction of the Unparalleled Palace.
Ye Xiwen glanced at the Unparalleled Palace and the Crimson Peak Villa. Although these two sects weren’t considered strong within the Ancient Barrens Continent, they far surpassed the True Martial School.
Ye Xiwen couldn’t see through either of the leading elders as well. However, these elders had yet to escape the Transcendent Realm yet. They should be considered as extremely advanced cultivators among the Transcendent Realm.
Behind them were the disciples in duty. They were all Transcendent Realm experts as well. Although they were also in the Transcendent Realm first level, they were considered the younger generation, not the older generation. Such foundations made the True Martial School utterly in shame, as they could only allow Huang Wuji alone to ascend to the Transcendent Realm.
On the Ancient Barrens Continent, it was effortless to cultivate, especially when compared to Ye Xiwen’s previous environment.
Ye Xiwen could feel his main body within the Tianyuan Mirror on the verge of ascending to the Half-step Transcendent Intermediate Realm. When that time comes, he would be comparable to a Transcendent Realm first level expert.
He felt like a chain that weighed hundreds of pounds was lifted from his body, which made his entire body relaxed.
At this time, it was best for a breakthrough in a safe place. When his main body also ascends to the Transcendent Realm, his security would undoubtedly improve significantly.
From Ye Mo, Ye Xiwen understood that although Transcendent Realm experts weren’t considered as top-notch experts within the Ancient Barrens Continent, they entered the ranks of an expert.
Great Sages might only be considered as ordinary people within the Ancient Barrens Continent. As for the Sage Realm, only minors and slaves would have such cultivation. Such was the difference.
After ascending to the Transcendent Realm, he would be considered to have some reputation. No one would dare to force him anymore.
Very soon, everyone else had finished selecting their desired sects. Only Ye Xiwen remained along in the middle, choosing neither of the two sects.
The people from both sects stared at Ye Xiwen. Previously, some individuals didn’t choose any sects present. Such people were incredibly talented and were already in the Transcendent Realm fifth level or sixth level upon making an appearance. In fact, there were even people with higher cultivations. The sects were naturally aware that they had no qualifications to recruit them.
However, no matter what, Ye Xiwen was merely in the Transcendent Realm First Level Peak. Although his cultivation was only considered decent, it wasn’t outstanding either. People who had cultivation like him were widespread. And yet, he dared to choose neither of them.
“Who is this person? Does he think of himself as some top prodigy? He’s merely in the Transcendent Realm first level. Why’s he acting so arrogant?”
“I agree. He truly thinks that he is someone special. What a fool. Does he think that those huge overlord forces would accept him when he reaches the inner continent? Such naiveness. In the Ancient Barrens Continent, the number of prodigies present would only amount to much more than wherever his previous domain is. Who does he think he is!”
Everyone’s discussions fell into the ears of Ye Xiwen. Ye Xiwen merely shut his eyes and didn’t care much about it. The discussion of these people wouldn’t affect his emotions at all.
“Kid, let me give you a chance. Our elder places you in high regard. As long as you’re willing to join our Unparalleled Palace, you’ll become our outer disciple. You won’t have to start from being a common disciple!” Suddenly, a handsome teenager from the Unparalleled Palace walked out. He stood in front of Ye Xiwen and spoke while looking down on Ye Xiwen.
“Sorry, but I’m not interested in joining any sects at the moment!” Ye Xiwen frowned. This person’s tone made him uncomfortable.
“Brat, you’re seeking trouble for yourself!” the teenager snorted. “Do you think that this place is still your small little domain? This is the Ancient Barrens Continent. No matter how exceptional you are, you better know your place here. The martial arts you learned from your small little domain is merely a laughable joke. Today, I, Kou Wendong, shall teach you how not to act so pridefully and loftily!”
Upon hearing his words, Ye Xiwen frowned. He coldly spitted out a word, “Scram!”
“Fine, fine, fine. You’re truly seeking your death. Do you truly think that you’re so strong, being a Transcendent Realm first level? Let me tell you. Among those in the same realm as you, your combat prowess would only be a joke!” Kou Wendong was enraged and continuously snorted. His Transcendent Realm first level aura started surging throughout his body.
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