Night. The round moon was hanging high and stars filled the sky.
But, within the river of stars, there were 9-coloured lights lingering amongst them and they were especially dazzling.
“Abnormal signs appear in the sky which means that a body of God will descend.”
On the summit of the Imperial City in the nine provinces. An old man in golden clothes stood with his hand behind his back and he was looking up into the night sky.
Behind him were tens of thousands of Imperial City experts. All of them were half-kneeled as if waiting for some command.
Suddenly, the lights condensed and formed into a 9-coloured lightning. It came striking down from above the river of stars and the Heavens.
At that instant, the black night became a white day. Even before the strike of the lightning, the ground was already rumbling and fiercely trembling.
But that 9-coloured lightning. The moment it contacted the land, it did not do any terrifying damage. Rather, it completely disappeared.
At the same time, the world was enveloped by the night once again. The originally bright night sky darkened quite a bit, as if some important essence was removed, and the former senere days were restored.
But, the old man’s eyes were abnormally bright and his excited body was even trembling. He pointed towards the location in which the lightning had landed, “Within the borders of the Green Province, bring all the infants that were born tonight back to the Imperial City!”
The thunder-like response resonated past the horizon and tens of thousand Imperial City experts headed towards the Green Province. They swore to look for the body of God to give it to the imperial court for use.
Time passed. 5 years elapsed with a blink and although people still remembered the frightening scene that year, no one knew the actions of the imperial court.
Within the borders of the Green Province of the nine provinces. Amongst the countless of schools, Green Dragon was one of them.
Today, once again, it was the annual disciple recruiting for Green Dragon. There were oceans of people outside of the school.
But, every time, the busiest people were the outer court disciples. All the responsibilities of the admittance for the school were all pushed onto their heads.
Outer court disciples. They were the ones that did the hard and thankless tasks. Not only were their position lowest in the school, they were even looked down upon from the people outside.
The reason was very simple. If they were an outer court disciple then it meant that their aptitude was horrible and in their entire life it would be very hard for them to have any big achievements, so, naturally they were despised.
“Oi, what’s with this attitude? Do you know who I am?” A lady who wore gorgeous clothing with a boy pointed and loudly yelled at a young man.
“I am very sorry. It is already late now and the school will close soon. Please come back tomorrow.” The young man’s delicate face was still young and tender, but between his eyebrows he had a bit of heroic spirit.
He was called Chufeng. He was 15 this year and he was one of the thousands of outer court disciples in the Green Dragon School.
Although he was an outer court disciple, Chufeng was different from all the others. He did not feel inferior to others and he did not degrade himself. He did not feel afraid or scared while treating others and he was very calm.
“Come back tomorrow…You think I’m an idiot? These are the mountains! Where are you even going to let us sleep?”
“You must arrange a place of residence for me, or else I’ll go find your elders for reasoning.” The lady did not listen and did not care. She even grabbed onto Chufeng’s clothes.
“Chufeng, you met with trouble?” But at that time, a sweet voice could be heard.
Looking at that direction, a young female wearing purple was walking over. Although there was a faint smile on her mouth, her eyes were strict and they tightly stared at the lady.
Seeing the young female, the colour of the lady’s face instantly changed and a strong expression of fear gushed out.
It was not because of anything else. It was just because the young female was wearing the purple robe, which was a mark of the inner disciples.
The lady hiddenly cursed. She originally thought she could use her status to make things difficult for the young man in front of him.
Who would have thought that the unremarkable young man in front of her had the support of an inner disciple? The inner disciples were an existence that she couldn’t offend.
“It’s nothing it’s nothing, I was just inquiring some things from him.” The lady explained while smiling.
The young female glared at her and only said one word, “Scram.”
In that instant, the lady’s body couldn’t help but tremble and her face was already ashen.
But she had zero hesitation. She pulled the boy and quickly left, and under the panic she even tripped, which made her look very rough.
Seeing that, Chufeng helplessly shook his head and said politely to the young female next to him, “Thank you very much Chuyue.”
“No need to be so polite, we’re family right?” Chuyue was a bit displeased.
She was correct. They were indeed family. They came from the same family, Chu.
Chuyue was Chufeng cousin, from Chufeng’s father’s brother line and she was only 1 year older than Chufeng.
However, Chuyue already passed the inner disciple exam 3 years ago and became an inner disciple. She was now in the 4th level in the Spirit realm.
“We need to follow the school rules.” Chufeng said with a brilliant smile.
[TN: What he meant by following the school rules was being respectful to elders, as inner court disciples > outer court disciples]
Looking at the Chufeng like that, Chuyue’s heart ached, “Chufeng, are you still not going to participate in this year’s inner disciple exam? Or is it that you still haven’t reached the 3rd level in the Spirit realm?”
Chufeng did not respond and a faint smile still hung on his face. No one knew what he meant.
Seeing that, Chuyue took off a bag from her waist and put it in Chufeng’s hands, “Refine it. Perhaps it’ll help you break through the 3rd level.”
Chufeng opened the bag and instantly, a pressing spiritual energy was emitted from it. A bright, sparkling, transparent Saint Spirit Grass that was the size of a finger laid inside it.
“Chuyue. This is too precious, I can’t take it.” Chufeng hurriedly returned it back to Chuyue.
Saint Spirit Grass. It was like a panacea for martial training and it was extremely precious. To those within the Spirit realm it had endless usefulness.
To increase their training speed, the Chu family would supplement one Saint Spirit Grass to them every year.
Chuyue was also supplemented by the family, but she didn’t use it and gave it to Chufeng. It really moved Chufeng, so he really couldn’t accept it.
“When I say I give it to you, you should take it. You are my little brother after all.” Chuyue was slightly irritated.
“Oh? When were you so generous and even started to give Saint Spirit Grasses to people?”
“Look, I am your little brother as well, and coincidentally, I will almost break through the 4th level of the Spirit realm. How about you give the Saint Spirit Grass to me?”
A young man around the age of Chufeng walked over and he was also wearing clothes for the inner court disciples.
He was called Chuzhen, also from the Chu family. 5 years ago, he entered the Green Dragon School at the same time, only that he became an inner disciple 2 years ago.
“Chuzhen, you’ve already broke past the 3rd level in the Spirit realm and successfully condensed spiritual energy . Even if you don’t have this Saint Spirit Grass you can rank up quickly.”
“But Chufeng has not condensed spiritual energy yet, so this Saint Spirit Grass is more important to him.” Chuyue forcefully put the Saint Spirit Grass into Chufeng’s hands.
“Yep, you are correct, but sadly he doesn’t want it.” Chuzhen spread open his hands and coldly smiled.
“Who said that I didn’t want it?” But then, Chufeng lightly smiled and unrestrainedly put the Saint Spirit Grass in his pocket then said, “Chuyue, I will borrow this Saint Spirit Grass. On a later date I will return them back twofold.”
“Mm, okay.” Seeing that Chufeng accepted it, Chuyue was already happy, so she just randomly responded and didn’t care whether Chufeng would return it back or not.
“If you’re taking it then why return it? Giving you this Saint Spirit Grass for you to use is such a waste.” Chuzhen’s face had a really ugly look on it.
Chufeng just smiled and ignored him. He said to Chuyue, “Chuyue, I will participate in this year’s inner disciple exam.”
“Hmph, you? If you can pass the inner disciple exam, then I’ll give this year’s supplemented Saint Spirit Grass to you.” Chuzhen looked at Chufeng with contempt.
“Is that true?” Chufeng didn’t really believe it.
“Chuyue will be the witness. But what if you can’t pass it?”
“Then the Saint Spirit Grass I get this year will belong to you.” Leaving that sentence behind, Chufeng continued to throw himself into the work of outer court disciples.
“Chuzhen, we are family. So why do you always need to make things so hard for Chufeng?” Chuyue looked at Chuzhen with annoyance.
“Family? Chuyue, you should know that that Chufeng isn’t part of our Chu family.”
“After entering the school for 5 years, he still hasn’t passed the inner disciple exam. He is absolutely the disgrace of our Chu family.”
“In the entire Chu family, which one likes him? Only you treat him nicely and you even give your own Saint Spirit Grass for him to use.” Chuzhen really did not understand.
“You really are stupid.” Chuyue was a bit angry and after glaring at him for a moment, she walked away.
On the other hand, Chuzhen smiled. He really was happy. Although he didn’t get Chuyue’s Saint Spirit Grass, he knew that this year, Chufeng’s Saint Spirit Grass would certainly be his.
A bit into the night, in the resting area for the outer court disciples. Complete darkness.
After being busy for the entire day, everyone was very tired and they slept very early. Only Chufeng’s room was still lit up by light.
He sat on the front of the bed, took out the Saint Spirit Grass that Chuyue gave him and muttered, “I hope this Saint Spirit Grass can make you full.”
After saying that, Chufeng closed both his eyes, clamped the Saint Spirit Grass between both his palms and pinched out a strange spell.
At that instant, the spiritual energy inside the Saint Spirit Grass started to enter Chufeng’s body through his palm and it converged into the dantian.
At the same time, chewing sounds came from Chufeng’s dantian, as if something was having a meal.
If you look through the skin, then you would discover that in the deep part of Chufeng’s dantian, a lump of lightning was occupying there.
That lump of lightning had 9 colours and every colour was like a huge thunder beast. It emitted a terrifying aura that did not belong to this world.