The others shot their gazes towards Liu Yiming.
Liu Yiming felt a wisp of satisfaction when she saw this. She really enjoyed being the center of attention, and for the sake of displaying her wisdom. She pondered deeply for a long time before she spoke of the plan that she’d thought of a long time ago.
“I heard that Chen Xi is from Southbridge Continent, and Liang Ren and Gu Yueming came to the academy along with him. Moreover, the three of them have a good relationship. Since we’re unable to make Chen Xi accept our invitation, then we’ll invite the two of them to the Dao Development Reserve to discuss the Dao.” Liu Yiming spoke slowly while revealing a wisp of confidence. “Once the two of them are defeated and have completely lost face, we’ll tell Chen Xi of this news. If he still values the friendship he has with them, then he definitely won’t remain indifferent.”
As soon these words were spoken, the eyes of the others instantly lit up. This plan isn’t bad.
“But I heard that Chen Xi’s relationship with the Mu Clan and Xuanyuan Clan isn’t bad. Once we do this, if…” One of them spoke hesitantly.
Liu Yiming’s brows knit together imperceptibly, and then she waved her hand and said, “Don’t worry, we’re only discussing the Dao in the Dao Development Reserve, and it isn’t a battle. This is a tacitly permitted rule of the academy. Every single time new students entered the academy, they would be invited to battle by the senior students.”
The others nodded in succession when they heard this.
“Junior Brothers Hu Hai and Yuan Zhen, I’ll trouble the both of you to invite Liang Ren and Gu Yueming to battle. Remember, you must not allow anyone to get wind of this and allow Chen Xi to find out in advance.” Liu Yiming instructed.
“Don’t worry, Senior Sister Yiming.” Two young men immediately stood forward and received their orders before leaving.
Liu Yiming swept her gaze towards Tang Ying and two other students when she saw this, and then she said, “Senior Brothers, if we’re able to successfully invite Chen Xi to battle, then I’ll leave the mission of dealing with him to you.”
Tang Ying nodded.
“Of course, of course.” A tall and thin young man in green clothes nodded in a reserved manner. He was called Xing Yuanhang, and he was one of the top figures in the Mysterious Immortal Realm within the outer court.
“The first amongst the new students. I’d like to find out if he’s worthy of his reputation.” Another young man licked his lips and spoke while chuckling. He was called Gongyang Longfei, and he was a top figure in the Mysterious Immortal Realm just like Xing Yuanhang.
Liu Yiming was assured in her heart when she heard this, and she revealed an extremely beautiful smile that was very seductive.
Tang Ying, Xing Yuanhang, and Gongyang Longfei were precisely the experts that she’d specially invited to deal with Chen Xi. The reason that there were three of them was because Chen Xi’s reputation was too great. Liu Yiming was worried that something unexpected would occur, so she called over three experts at once to assist her.
If even this isn’t enough, then I can only rely on the Zuoqiu Clan’s contingency plan… It’s only a new student. Tang Ying and the others should be sufficient. Liu Yiming pondered briefly in her heart, and then she completely relaxed when she felt that nothing was wrong with her plan.
Fortunately, Chen Xi was unlike Zuoqiu Jun, and he wasn’t someone that came from a top power, otherwise she wouldn’t dare get involved in this matter no matter how courageous she was.
Gu Yueming streaked through the air and tore through the sky as he flew towards his abode.
Dammit, Starpoints are really difficult to earn. If it isn’t caring for immortal beasts then it’s planting immortal herbs, I either don’t know how to complete the other assignments or the rewards are too low. Moreover, there isn’t even a single assignment for leaving the academy to hunt something that can be accepted by a student at the Mysterious Immortal Realm like me. What a disappointment… Gu Yueming was rather depressed and was just about to return to his abode when he was stopped.
“Junior Brother Gu.” It was a robust young man that stopped him.
“May I know who Senior Brother is?” asked Gu Yueming.
“I’m Hu Hai, and I came especially for Junior Brother.” The young man roared with laughter as he spoke.
Gu Yueming’s brows raised. “So, it’s Senior Brother Hu Hai. May I know why Senior Brother is looking for me?”
“I come here to invite you to the Dao Development Reserve…” Hu Hai didn’t conceal it at all and spoke frankly.
“The Dao Development Reserve!” Gu Yueming was stunned, and then his eyes instantly lit up.
He’d seen the introduction of the Dao Development Reserve that was within the Violet Ribbon Starcrest, and he knew that the sparring and discussions of the Dao in the Dao Development Reserve was the hottest activity amongst students to exchange their experiences.
Moreover, there were usually some wagers in these spars like Starpoints, treasures, cultivation techniques, and so on and so forth.
On the other hand, earning Starpoints was what Gu Yueming cared about the most at this moment. So when he heard the words Dao Development Reserve, he was instantly moved.
“Exactly. Is Junior Brother willing to spar and discuss the Dao with me?” Hu Hai smiled.
“Sparring with my seniors is my honor. How could there be any reason to refuse?” Gu Yueming felt that this Senior Brother Hu Hai wasn’t bad because Hu Hai had actually come personally to invite him. Besides causing him to feel a sense of enjoyment in his heart, he couldn’t help but feel complacent from this. According to his knowledge, it wasn’t just anyone who could be invited to the Dao Development Reserve to discuss the Dao.
On the other hand, Hu Hai’s actions was obviously a form of acknowledgement of his strength, so Gu Yueming was naturally extremely delighted to accept this invitation.
“Then let’s go,” said Hu Hai with a smile. A wisp of pity flashed past the depths of his eyes before vanishing almost instantaneously.
“Alright.” Gu Yueming’s eyes were filled with battle intent. All geniuses had their own pride. Before he entered Dao Emperor Academy, he was the second ranked existence in Southbridge Continent, so he naturally wouldn’t think that he was inferior to another.
He was naturally clearly aware that the students of Dao Emperor Academy were definitely extraordinary, but the pride and feeling of being recognized in his heart still caused him to burn with eagerness. Even if it wasn’t for the sake of earning Starpoints, it was sufficient just to have a spar.
Hu Hai and Gu Yueming tore through the sky while flying side by side, and they headed towards the Dao Development Reserve.
At the same time, a similar incident occurred at Liang Ren’s abode.
Unlike Gu Yueming, Liang Ren was suspicious, and he rather doubtfully accepted the invitation. He intended to head over and take a look first before deciding if he would participate in this spar and discussion of the Dao.
The Dao Development Reserve.
Unlike the other areas of the academy, the Dao Development Reserve was where the students of the academy sparred and discussed the Dao. Battles frequently occurred here, and it was the most popular place in the academy.
On one of the Dao Development Grounds at this moment, Gu Yueming’s hair was disheveled while his countenance was pale, and rage that wasn’t concealed in the slightest had appeared between his brows.
There were numerous fine injuries on his body, and they flowed with fresh blood, causing him to seem in an extremely sorry and tragic state.
“Huff… huff… huff…” Gu Yueming gasped rapidly for breath. His aura was in chaos while his eyes had almost split apart while he stared fixedly at the ten plus people before him.
Over ten young men and women stood before him. All of them were seniors of the outer court, and many amongst them revealed a wisp of contempt and ridicule as they looked at Gu Yueming’s current state.
“Very good, all of you actually intentionally schemed to deceive me!” Gu Yueming gritted his teeth as he spoke. He’d finally come to a complete understanding. They’d intentionally set all of this up for the sake of repressing a new student like him.
Hu Hai shook his head in the group and said, “Junior Brother Gu, you actually can’t blame all of us. In our Dao Emperor Academy, every single batch of new students would be invited to the Dao Development Reserve, and the senior students would grind away their pride. This had already become a tradition.”
“But why didn’t all of you look for someone else and just happened to choose me?” Gu Yueming’s brows knit together as he questioned in a grim tone.
At this moment, Liu Yiming suddenly laughed lightly and said, “You’re wrong, we didn’t just choose you. Your companion, Liang Ren, is receiving tempering on another Dao Development Grounds at this moment.”
“What?” Gu Yueming was stunned, and he faintly sensed the smell of a plot.
“Alright, there’s no need to talk with trash, Senior Sister Yiming. I originally thoughts that many formidable figures had come from Southbridge Continent, yet now it would seem like they’re nothing great.”
“Right, Junior Brother Gu, you’re still young, and your path is still long. Don’t bear grudges against us, alright? Winning a thousand Starpoints from you can be considered as giving you a good lesson. This is a precious experience that can’t be bought with any amount of Starpoints. Now that I speak of it, you should thank us. After all, not everyone is willing to guide you like this.”
The others mocked him with words that were filled with sarcasm.
Gu Yueming’s face was livid while he clenched his fists together tightly. He gnashed his teeth to the point they emanated cracking noises, and his chest was on the very of exploding with rage.
Next Chapter The ridiculing laughter of everyone resounded by his ears, yet Gu Yueming’s heart gradually grew icy cold.
A scheme! This is absolutely a scheme, and even Liang Ren was actually implicated as well…
No, I must stop him from participating in the spar!
When he thought up to here, Gu Yueming couldn’t be bothered about the injuries that covered his entire body nor could he pay any attention to the ridicule from the surroundings as he forcefully gritted his teeth before turning around and leaving hastily.
No one stopped him because Liu Yiming and the others had already attained their objective.
As they gazed at Gu Yueming’s leaving figure, the faces of all these senior students were covered in contempt.
“What’s happening with Chen Xi?” Liu Yiming asked abruptly.
“Early on before the spars even began, Junior Brother Xuan Zhen had already gone to notify him. I presume that he’ll definitely come after he find out about this.” Hu Hai chuckled.
“Good. We have to make proper preparations as well, so that we can give this number one student amongst the new students a very good lesson. It’s best if he’s unable to forget our names.” Liu Yiming smiled delicately as she spoke, and her heart was filled with complacency.
Someone has come to pay me a visit again? Chen Xi frowned and was slightly impatient.
He’d just sent Tang Ying away, and only a few hours had passed since then, yet someone had come to pay him a visit again. If something like this were to occur every single day, then it would be impossible for anyone to cultivate in peace.
Nevermind, I’ll go out and have a look once more. I’ll directly refuse if this person has come to invite me to the Dao Development Reserve, and then I’ll activate all the restrictions of the abode and pay no further attention to this matter. Chen Xi took a deep breath before his expression recovered its calm, and then he stood up and walked out of the world of stars.
Outside the abode, Xuan Zhen stood there in a luxurious golden robe. He had a proud expression while the space between his brows were filled with a wisp of coldness that was impossible to conceal. Obviously, he was an existence that was proud to the bone.
When he saw Chen Xi only walk out of the abode now, Xuan Zhen seemed to feel that he’d been disrespected, and he frowned as he said, “Junior Brother Chen Xi, is this the way you treat your guests?”
These words instantly caused Chen Xi to frown, and then he turned around with the intention of returning to his abode.
There really are many incomprehensible people in this world. I don’t even know him, yet he’s putting on airs in front of me. I wonder where he gets this sense of superiority from.
Coupled with the impatience Chen Xi felt towards this sort of visits, he couldn’t be bothered to pay any attention to Xuan Zhen. Chen Xi had decided in his heart that when he entered into closed door cultivation in the future, he would definitely activate the restrictions of the abode that isolated all noise.
“Hmph! Junior Brother, you’re too rude. If I didn’t see those two companions of yours being injured, I couldn’t be bothered to come notify you.” When he saw Chen Xi reveal such an attitude, Xuan Zhen’s face sank while his tone became icy cold.
Chen Xi suddenly stopped moving, and he didn’t turn around as he asked. “What did you say?”
“I said your companions have been injured at the Dao Development Reserve. You should go over quickly to bring them back. They were obviously looking for a beating by participating in spars while being so inferior.” The coldness on the corners of Xuan Zhen’s mouth grew deeper as he spoke unhurriedly.
Chen Xi suddenly turned around while his eyes surged with a strand of light that was piercingly cold like the glow of a sword. It directly pierced Xuan Zhen’s eyes. “Gu Yueming and Liang Ren?”
When he encountered Chen Xi’s shocking gaze, a wisp of terror arose in Xuan Zhen’s heart for no rhyme or reason, and he nodded involuntarily.
In the next moment, Xuan Zhen felt something flash before his eyes, and then Chen Xi’s figure had already vanished from his field of vision.
“Hmph!” When he recalled how he’d actually been terrified by Chen Xi’s gaze, a wave of rage and embarrassment arose in Xuan Zhen’s heart. He didn’t waste any more time here before turning around and rushing to the Dao Development Reserve.
The Dao Development Reserve was prepared by the academy for the sake of spars.
The Dao Development Grounds here were divided according to cultivation into three great areas, the Mysterious Immortal Area, the Golden Immortal Area, and Saint Immortal Area.
Of course, experts at the Golden Immortal Realm and Saint Immortal Realm could enter the Mysterious Immortal Area’s Dao Development Grounds, and they could even participate in the spars.
However, due to the restrictions of the Dao Development Grounds, Golden Immortals who entered the Mysterious Immortal Area of the grounds would be suppressed to the Mysterious Immortal Realm in cultivation. This was for the sake of guaranteeing fairness in the spars and discussions of the Dao.
After all, this was a place where students sparred against each other and wasn’t a place of life and death battles. It stressed upon fairness, and no one was excepted.
At this moment, one a Dao Development Ground within the Mysterious Immortal Area.
When Gu Yueming who was covered in injuries arrived here, his heart became icy cold because he saw that at this moment, Liang Ren was already lying on the ground while completely covered in blood. Liang Ren’s current state was even slightly more horrifying than his own.
On the other hand, there similarly were numerous senior students of the outer court laughing coldly with their hands crossed before their chests while they stood in front of Liang Ren.
“Junior Brother, you’re this fellow’s friend? I’ll trouble you to take him back to heal his injuries. Oh, this is a bottle of pills, take it as a gift to the two of you.” A senior student noticed Gu Yueming’s arrival and instantly raised his chin before pointing at Liang Ren who lay on the ground, and then he withdrew a bottle of pills and casually tossed it at Liang Ren’s side as if he was giving charity to a beggar.
No matter if it was the senior student’s tone or actions, they were filled with an arrogant and contemptuous aura. It caused Gu Yueming to be unable to help but clench his fists together even more tightly.
He couldn’t be bothered to be angry anymore. He walked forward swiftly and helped Liang Ren up, and he instantly felt relieved when he saw that Liang Ren’s injuries weren’t as severe as they seemed.
“I… I noticed this matter was strange since the beginning, and I originally intended to refuse. But never had I imagined that one of them was a descendant of a Souleater Divine Tree and executed an bewitchment technique that drew me into the Dao Development Ground…” Liang Ren raised eyes and grabbed tightly onto Gu Yueming’s shoulder, and then he gasped rapidly for breath as he said, “Quickly! Don’t bother about me! I suspect that they intend to target Chen Xi, so you must stop Chen Xi from coming!”
Gu Yueming’s heart shook. They intend to target Chen Xi? So it turns out that this really was a plot!
Instantly, Gu Yueming’s entire body turned icy cold. Exactly who intends to deal with us? Could it be the Zuoqiu Clan? Or perhaps it’s the Jiang Clan and Dragon Dimension?
The others shot their gazes towards Liu Yiming.