Chapter 449: Selective Trial
At this moment, another even more surprising news spread like wildfire!
Another vice-chairman, Qu Ling, unexpectedly announced that he was hurt during cultivation, so he needed to recuperate behind closed-door. Thus, he quitted the gambling fight with initiative.
As a result, there were two empty slots!
Once this news came, the Changfeng Association was in an uproar once again. Many people in the association became more eager.
Sure enough, not long after, the Changfeng Association host officially announced that a selective trial would be held on Qingyu Island. The two strongest persons in the association would be selected to represent the Changfeng Association in the gambling fight!
This remark made many people who thought they were not weak, eager to try, and they prepared to show their strength in this trial.
In recent times, small exchange gatherings between the hall masters and guests had become more frequent. In order to gain a place, people with a little bit of strength naturally wanted to exchange some talismans and spiritual weapons from others, As for the people who with less strength and didn’t want to participate in the trial, they also took the opportunity to make a fortune.
In the living room of Liu Ming’s cave house.
Liu Ming and Xin Yuan were sitting opposite each other, tasting the spirit tea and talking about the selective trial of the gambling fight.
“In this way, Brother Xin seems to be very interested in this gambling fight and is ready to sign up.” Liu Ming took a sip of tea and said calmly.
“I need some spirit stones urgently. In order to hunt the blood locust beasts and detoxify, I even invested the last bit of wealth. Now I really have nothing.” Xin Yuan said helplessly with a bitter smile.
“This gambling battle involves the interest conflict of several major forces in the South Sea Region. It is by no means as simple as it seems. You have to consider it carefully.” Liu Ming glanced at Xin Yuan with his eyes flickering, and he said.
“Hehe, it’s just taking part in a gambling fight. I still have the confidence to retreat.” Xin Yuan said with a smile upon hearing this.
“I naturally know your strength, but the fight is dangerous after all. You should still be careful.” Liu Ming saw that Xin Yuan was determined to be selected, so he no longer discouraged him. He just reminded him with a slight smile.
“Brother Liu has overpraised me. You are stronger than me, don’t you have the thought of participating in it?” Xin Yuan naturally said humbly.
“I’m going to cultivate behind closed-door for a while. I will have other plans after I completely get rid of the Sea Emperor Pill’s poison.” Liu Ming declined without hesitation.
Although he was a little excited, he still had many treasures in his hands. If he really wanted to trade them for spirit stones, it was not too difficult for him.
Moreover, he hadn’t stayed in Qingyu Island for a long time, so he didn’t know much about the situation of the Golden Jade League. He decided to not take the risk after thinking about it.
Seeing this, Xin Yuan naturally stopped talking. After changing the topic and chatting with Liu Ming for a few more words, he got up and left.
Two days later, in a rather secret cave house near Qingyu Island’s headquarters, after some hall masters and high rank guests did a smale trading, they didn’t leave immediately. They started to chat casually.
Liu Ming and Wei Yun, who introduced him to the association, were also in the meeting.
Recently such small gatherings were frequent, Liu Ming also took the opportunity to sell some useless materials in his hand and exchange for spirit stones. He also got a lot of information from these unfamiliar deputy guests.
At this moment, Liu Ming was chatting with Wei Yun and two other guests. He was also listening to others’ conversations with his multitasking ability.
Suddenly his heart was moved, he focused his attention on the conversation between the two sitting opposite.
They were both in their 30s and 40s; one was wearing a green robe and had a square face and big ears; another one was a takuhatsu with long hair and a ferocious face.
He was unfamiliar with these two people. They should be senior deputies who came from outside the island after hearing the news, so they had never appeared in the headquarters before.
“Brother Li, this time I heard the president promised that there will not only be 300,000 spirit stone rewards, the winner can also choose one from the secret storehouse. You have once entered the Changfeng Association secret storehouse, do you know what treasures are there in the secret storehouse?” The man in green robe asked the takuhatsu curiously. His eyes were flashing with curiosity.
When the middle-aged man heard this, he sneered and lowered his voice. He whispered to the man in green robe, “I was just helping the president previously, so I was fortunate enough to enter once. However, I didn’t look at it as I was in a hurry at the time, and I left after I took the things. But even just a quick glance, what I saw really made me surprised. From my point of view, any treasure is worth no less than 100,000 spirit stones, and they are all valuable and non-marketable. Besides, there are several things in it, which I haven’t been able to figure out their origin and purpose since I went back…”
“Even a well-informed person like Brother Li can’t identity such things, they are naturally good things! Quickly tell me what are the treasures!” The man in the green robe couldn’t help but be more interested, and he began to ask.
“Hehe, I’m not that well-informed, so there are countless items that I haven’t seen before. However, for a few treasures in the treasury, even if I try to look for the relevant information in the ancient records, I can’t find any clue. For example, a five-color mineral stone and a five-color silver bamboo, they are quite strange…” Takuhatsu couldn’t help looking smug after being praised by his friend. After slightly thinking about it, he started to describe it.
Although the conversation between the two was very soft, with Liu Ming’s powerful mental power, he naturally heard it clearly.
After the middle-aged man mentioned “silver bamboo” and its description, he was shocked.
“Mr. Wei, the two hall masters, I have something to do, so I will leave first.” Upon thinking of this, Liu Ming immediately found an excuse, left the building, and headed straight toward the headquarters.
Although Wei Yun and others felt a little surprised, they tried to hold him back with just a few words, then they gave up on it.
After a while.
When Liu Ming stepped into the cave house, he immediately entered the secret room without saying a word and sat down cross-legged. His eyes were closed tightly.
As he was immersed in his thought, a golden light ball suddenly appeared in the sea of consciousness. After touching it with mental power, it turned into a light golden book.
It was the Tai Gang Sword Tactics ancient book. Once it was opened, Liu Ming flipped it page by page to search carefully for the section about sword embryo spirit.
The first half of the Tai Gang Sword Tactics classics was naturally the condensing method of Tai Gang Sword Embryo, while the second half was about some precautions related to sword embryo spirit.
It clearly pointed out that if the sword embryo spirit was destroyed, the cultivator could no longer be able to condense ordinary sword embryos like Tai Gang Sword Embryo. However, there were some uncommon methods. Through some mystic arts, one could condense other types of sword embryo spirits.
These types of sword embryo spirits were very different from ordinary sword embryo spirits because of their materials and cultivation methods, so they could make the cultivator condense the sword embryo a second time.
It was just that the materials used in the sword embryo were rare in the world, and the cultivation was much more time-consuming and laborious than the ordinary sword embryo, so it was rarely cultivated. However, once it was cultivated successfully, it could grant a variety of incredible powers to the flying sword.
And this Tai Gang Sword ancient book recorded the forging method of an uncommon sword embryo, “Sumeru Void Sword”. It was said that once it was planted into the real flying sword, it could make the flying sword partially hidden. It could kill the powerful enemy with an invisible force.
As for the material used to condense the sword embryo, it was a special material called “Void Bamboo. But he had never heard of such a material.
The ancient book also depicted the portrait of this material. It was actually the same description as mentioned by the guest.
“Is that silver bamboo really Void Bamboo?” Liu Ming had read the contents of Tai Gang Sword Tactics several times before. Now after verifying it, he was naturally happy.
Previously, he had no choice but to sacrifice his Tai Gang Sword Embryo to force back Siren King, causing his power in Sword Controlling Technique to be greatly reduced. His way of sword almost ended there.
He had Tai Gang Sword ancient book, the top rank sword cultivation. If he couldn’t cultivation it, his regret could be imagined.
After all, Ye Tianmei only had the cultivation of the early stage of the Crystallization Period, but with just a silver long sword, even the Crystallization Period later stage powerhouse didn’t dare to fight head on with her sharp and imposing aura, leaving a deep impression on them.
Now that he had the opportunity to condense the sword embryo spirit again, although it was only a glimmer of hope, it had already made him overjoyed.
After all, as long as he had the stronger strength, he could guarantee that he could go farther on the road of cultivation in the future.
“If I can condense this Sumeru Void Sword, it is worth taking some risks.” After Liu Ming took a long breath, he finally decided to participate in this gambling fight.
A few days later.
In the past few days, the heated selective trial finally started. In a separate hall next to the Changfeng Association’s headquarters, people who wanted to participate in the selective trial had come here to register.
“Brother Liu, I didn’t expect you to come too. This is great! Didn’t you say that you are going to cultivate behind closed-door?” Xin Yuan, who had just signed up, accidentally saw Liu Ming in the hall. He was startled, then he was surprised and happy.
“I initially didn’t plan to participate, but I still couldn’t resist the temptation of 300,000 spirit stones after all.” Liu Ming naturally wouldn’t tell the truth to Xin Yuan, so he answered vaguely.
“Hehe, in that case, the two slots in this gambling fight will naturally not escape from the hands of you and me.” Xin Yuan smiled and didn’t ask much about Liu Ming’s casual answer.
Next, after the two chatted for a few more words, Liu Ming cupped his fist and left.
Half a month passed by naturally.
On this day, on a small island near Qingyu Island, between two small mountain peaks, on a huge platform for martial arts competition, there were two arenas of several ten meters in size.
Feng Zhan, the president of the Changfeng Association, dressed in a green robe and a sapphire crown, was standing in the middle of the ring. Behind him were his daughter, Feng Cai and the disciple of Five Spirits Sect, Wei Zhong.
Around the arena, there were a lot of people standing west. Obviously, the internal selection not only attracted the guests from the Changfeng Association to see the grand occasion, but it also attracted a lot of low rank disciples in the association to widen their horizon.
For a time, the stage was crowded with people. It was very lively.