Shi Xiaobai suddenly reached out his hand to grab Mu Yuesheng’s hand.
Mu Yuesheng’s eyes stared, but suddenly she felt a coldness in her palm. She immediately looked down and saw a coin Shi Xiaobai had put into her palm.
Mu Yuesheng was at a loss whether to laugh or cry as she said, “What are you doing?”
Shi Xiaobai said seriously, “This is no ordinary coin, but a Divine Coin. This is a reward This King has bestowed you. Take good care of it!”
Mu Yuesheng rolled her eyes, but she held the coin and placed it in her pocket. She secretly thought to herself to treat it as a wondrous lucky charm.
After dealing with their personal matters and a simple breakfast, everyone set off.
After half an hour in traffic, the group arrived at the Nine Revolutions Transcendental Tower.
The Nine Revolutions Transcendental Tower was naturally not in the shape of a tower in the human world. Instead, it was a gigantic teleportation nexus.
This nexus was inscribed on the ground with gold lines stretching out in winding patterns. It did not fade despite the thousands of years, also because of a protective domain around the training ground, it was not damaged in any way.
The nexus was huge, allowing it to hold more than ten thousand people without it being packed. However, there were at most one thousand people about to be teleported this time. This was probably because there were only a thousand spots for the mass selection.
The activation of the teleportation nexus needed an initialization key, which was held by a national department. It was called the ‘Trial Department’.
The ‘Trial Department for the Nine Revolutions Transcendental Tower’ was responsible for managing it.
When Shi Xiaobai and company arrived, a number of staff came forward to lead them. The quartet bade farewell to Riko and Yama Minamiya, and soon arrived at the teleportation nexus.
At this moment, there were hundreds of people waiting at the teleportation nexus. As it was vast in size, it did not appear packed. There were clusters of people in various different spots.
There was no lack of famous rookies. For example, there were the ten rookies who had been officially forecast to enter the top ten. They were no doubt the focus of attention.
And most notable of all was Zeus’s seven-person team. As a first-tier organization domestically, Zeus attracted a lot of publicity. Furthermore, they had two rookies in the official forecast, third place, Sunless, and fifth place, Heartless. They were naturally the focus of attention.
And most important of all, Sunless’ beauty and fairy-like bearing, and Heartless’ handsomeness were just pure eye-candy.
The only people who could receive such attention as the Ye siblings were probably only first and second on the forecast, Speechless and Mu Lengxi.
However, Speechless was proficient at disguises and was probably disguised as a normal person amongst the crowd. As for Mu Lengxi, there was not even a bit of information about her.
When Shi Xiaobai and company entered the teleportation nexus, they obviously saw the Zeus rookies.
The Zeus rookies apparently noticed them as well.
Other than the Ye siblings, the other five looked pale in the face. They had dark circles and looked somewhat weak. They immediately stared at Shi Xiaobai with hateful gazes.
Shi Xiaobai ignored them and nodded at Sunless, who nodded in response from a distance.
Following that, Shi Xiaobai and company found a spot to stand.
The trio were somewhat nervous. They were about to enter the Nine Revolutions Transcendental Tower, which was both a trial, as well as a selection. They were still feeling quite a lot of pressure.
“Do you need This King to help you relax through massaging?” Shi Xiaobai thought of a good idea and proposed it.
Mozzie and Mu Yuesheng immediately stared at Shi Xiaobai with a repulsed look. If they were to be massaged by Shi Xiaobai here, wouldn’t they embarrass themselves if they moaned?
Noticing how everyone ignored him, he could only stand there waiting in a bored manner.
Suddenly, a flurry of discussion broke out nearby.
“Do you think that anyone among the thousand of us will be able to reach the seventh level?”
“You are overthinking things. No one has entered the seventh level in a hundred years, right?”
“But isn’t there Speechless this time?”
“Oh, that’s true. If it’s Speechless, there’s a one in a hundred chance of that happening.”
“One in a hundred? Then, wouldn’t the probability of Speechless reaching the eighth level be less than one in ten thousand?”
“Heh heh, there were only four people who reached the eighth level throughout history. What do you think? As for the ninth level, don’t even mention it. No one has ever gone there.”
“Tsk, it’s after all restricted to the Psionic Mortal Realm. I heard that from the seventh level onwards, the ordinary monsters are already at the early stages of the Psionic Soul Realm. How can someone at the Psionic Mortal Realm beat that?”
These people discussed but did not deliberately lower their voices.
At this moment, a voice suddenly interjected and interrupted their dialogue.
“Brother, you are truly ignorant. There’s a rookie this year called Shi Xiaobai. Have you never heard of him? This person is the King of Gods reincarnated, the reappearance of the Demon King, the mortal form of the Heretic King. It would be easy for him to reach the ninth level in a single step.”
The two people immediately turned silent, apparently stunned by what the voice said.
At this moment, a deafening roar like a tiger’s resounded outside the nexus.
“Who is Tu Dahei? Get the fuck out here!” Chapter 222: Mt. Chang Pulp Farmer
Shi Xiaobai felt that his other name, ‘Tu Dahei’, was considered somewhat famous after being termed the ‘Rookie’s Mudslide’, but for his actual name, ‘Shi Xiaobai’, to remain unknown was quite problematic.
Hence, when he heard the discussion mention how no one had ever been able to reach the ninth level of the Nine Revolutions Transcendental Tower, Shi Xiaobai immediately took this opportunity to brag about ‘Shi Xiaobai’. The two of them were indeed stunned by him!
Just as Shi Xiaobai wanted to continue on bragging about the greatness of ‘Shi Xiaobai’, an angry bellow that sounded like a tiger’s roar sounded from a hill outside the nexus.
“Who is Tu Dahei? Get the fuck out here!”
When everyone heard this angry roar, they involuntarily turned their heads. They saw a youth about eight feet tall with thick eyebrows and large eyes, a broad jawline and cut facial features standing on a hill. The youth was wearing silver feather chest armor and holding a silver spear in hand. He looked majestic and domineering.
The domineering youth bellowed once again, “I’m Mt. Chang’s Pulp Farmer. Does Tu Dahei dare to get the fuck out here to fight me?”
Everyone immediately reacted as a flurry of discussion broke out.
“He is fourth of the official forecast, Pulp Farmer!”
“Mt. Chang’s Pulp Farmer. He has been the champion of the National Secondary School Martial Tournament for three years. He’s proficient in the spear, but his fists and kicks are equally impressive. He’s known as a young God of War!”
“It’s said that this person comes from Mt. Chang. His mother is in the pulp industry and his father is a farmer; hence, he changed his name to Pulp Farmer. He’s a teenager with quite a character. Meeting him today, he truly has a character.”
“A simple roar from him to get Tu Dahei to fight. He is truly arrogant and domineering! I wonder what grudge he has with Tu Dahei?”
“Do you think Tu Dahei will accept the challenge?”
“Definitely not. Didn’t you see that analysis thread of the anti-fake news expert, ‘Fang Zhouzi’? In his analysis, Fang Zhouzi said that it was completed in a planned fashion for Tu Dahei to be able to one-shot Heartless. Furthermore, there was an extremely high possibility of him using a mystic technique that required an extremely high price. It was said to be a secret move designed by the organization, Gaia, and that Tu Dahei’s true strength is no match for Heartless at all, much less against Pulp Farmer, whose ranking is higher. If Tu Dahei is present, he will definitely coward away.”
“Fang Zhouzi’s anti-fake news have been always accurate. It seems like Tu Dahei will not appear.”
A din stirred, roared and flailed. The youth on the hill was in no hurry as he looked at everyone in the nexus. He stood there silently, like a majestic statue.
“This is the Pulp Farmer from Mt. Chang that is ranked fourth? Shi Xiaobai can finish him in three seconds.”
Shi Xiaobai shook his head and sighed, with an expression filled with disappointment.
Two people in front of Shi Xiaobai immediately stared at him, and one of them said with scorn, “Who is Shi Xiaobai? Why have I never heard of him?”
Another person also derided him and said, “Who are you? How much did that Shi Xiaobai pay you for you to brag about him?”
“Who is This King?”
Shi Xiaobai sneered and began using Crab Steps as he transformed into a fast beam of light and passed the duo. He darted through the crowd, causing startled cries, and in an instant, appeared on the hill. He stood ten meters across the magnificent youth.
The hundreds of people in the nexus exclaimed as they looked at Shi Xiaobai.
Shi Xiaobai looked at Pulp Farmer and loudly said, “This King Tu Dahei will accept the challenge!”
Immediately an uproar broke out.
“Who said that Tu Dahei would not dare to appear?”
“Ss… That Fang Zhouzi’s anti-fake news report is wrong or is Tu Dahei forcefully courting death?”
“Regardless of the case, this will be interesting.”
Mu Yuesheng and company revealed wry smiles. Previously, Yama Minamiya had deliberately used the name, ‘Shi Xiaobai’, to sign him up so as to avoid the attention of ‘Tu Dahei’, but now, everything was for naught.
Pulp Farmer pricked his eyebrows slightly as he raised his spear and pointed its tip at Shi Xiaobai. He shouted, “Pull your sword out!”
Shi Xiaobai did not engage in nonsensical banter with him. He had never seen Pulp Farmer before, nor did he know why Pulp Farmer wanted to battle him, however, he was never afraid of a challenge. Shi Xiaobai stretched out his hand forward, as a white psionic sword instantly appeared in his hand!
“That was fast. Isn’t his psionic construction way too fast?”
“He formed the sword in a second. Tu Dahei’s psionic control is somewhat terrifying.”
“Just a basic move like psionic construction can actually be this cool?”
Pulp Farmer hissed with a grin as he said, “Psionic sword?”
Pulp Farmer looked with disdain, and a cold expression. Without another word, he strode towards Shi Xiaobai with a spear in hand.
Shi Xiaobai was obviously not going to back down. Without using the advantage from his Crab Steps, he similarly strode forward.
As the distance between the two shrank, everyone stared with widened eyes as they held their breaths.
When the two were separated by three meters, Pulp Farmer took the initiative to stab forward!
The spear was as fast as lightning, and as fierce as a burning inferno. When it stabbed forward, air seemed to fracture, as a spear shadow seemed to tear through the void!
Shi Xiaobai’s pupils contracted slightly. The unfancy stab was many times stronger than WindWithoutTrace’s Wind Three Strikes!
However, Shi Xiaobai did not retreat nor did he dodge. Instead he took a step forward and brandished his sword to clash with the spear!
This slash was even more simple and plain than Pulp Farmer’s stab!
However, its strength and speed astounded everyone!
No, this was the Beginner Sword technique that had reached the Crest of Perfection realm, with strength and speed maximized to their limits!
The sword and spear clashed as a deafening collision reverberated!
This single stab and slash both contained pure energy. It was a collision of surging force!
Air burst forth as the sunlight seemed to shatter from the collision forces. Shi Xiaobai and Pulp Farmer took a step back from this force.
Shi Xiaobai suddenly reached out his hand to grab Mu Yuesheng’s hand.