Chufeng was not really from the Chu family. He was an adopted son by “Chuyuan”, the fifth oldest in the Chu family.
That caused Chufeng to be pushed aside and to be humiliated at a small age. If it wasn’t for Chuyuan’s protection, he would have already been kicked out of the Chu family. Because of that, Chufeng was very thankful towards Chuyuan, and swore to become the pride of Chuyuan and to win back some honor.
5 years ago, Chufeng was exactly 10, and it was the best age to train in the martial arts.
The him at that time had many expectations for training, because he felt that the time to prove himself had arrived.
But he never would have thought after entering the Green Dragon School for 1 month, lightning stuck his body, and it entered his dantian.
At first, Chufeng even thought it was good luck, because when he started training, his speed of improvement was astonishing, and in 2 short months he arrived at the 2nd level of the Spirit realm.
That speed was completely abnormal, and because of that Chufeng didn’t dare to tell it to anyone, so he hid his strength and continued training.
But the good scene did not last long. Just as Chufeng thought he became a genius, change happened within his body.
Because of this change, it made it so his cultivation stopped and did not move forward, and he was labeled to have the horrible talent of a lifetime.
At that time, the Saint Spirit Grass in Chufeng’s hands was being refined and absorbed by his dantain.
The refining speed was fast, exceeding common sense. Usually, with Chufeng’s strength, it would take at least 1 month to refine the Saint Spirit Grass.
But looking at it, after a moment, it was already half-way refined, and Chufeng’s dantian that felt like a never-ending cave also had a feeling of being full.
*Buzz* Suddenly, light floated on Chufeng’s hand, and the other half of the Saint Spirit Grass instantly disappeared.
Also, at the same time, everything changed in Chufeng’s dantian.
The 9 lightning beasts interwove with each other. It was hurriedly moving, and it was actually condensing. Finally, it changed into a pill-like object.
After the pill formed itself, endless spiritual energy surged out from it, like a tide washing Chufeng’s body, and very soon it permeated through his entire body.
Chufeng suddenly opened his eyes, and there was traces of lightning in them! An indescribable expression hung on his face.
“I succeeded. After 5 years, I finally succeeded.” Chufeng was incomparably joyful. He jumped down from the bed, and as he walked around, he sized up his body.
In the journey of martial cultivation, the known realms were the following:
Spirit, Origin, Deep, and Heaven. Those were the 4 big realms, and every realm was divided into 9 levels.
1st level Spirit realm. The main point of it was to train the physical body with special ways, and to increase strength.
But after reaching the 2nd level in the Spirit realm, one must use ways to condense spiritual energy. Only people that successfully condensed their spiritual energy in the dantian could truly start their path in martial cultivation.
Chufeng’s body changed, and it made it unable to condense spiritual energy. The godly lightning in his dantian were like 9 hungry wild beasts. The spiritual energy that Chufeng condensed would always be engulfed by that godly lightning.
But he didn’t give up. It was because he found out that although the godly lightning did engulf spiritual energy, there was a limit. As long as he kept on providing spiritual energy towards the dantian then one day he could fill it up.
And today, he finally succeeded.
“This is a really strong feeling. Endless amounts of spiritual energy is surging in my body, as if it was going to break through my body.”
This feeling was inconceivable to Chufeng. He never would have thought that the godly lightning would directly condense into a pill and occupy a place in the dantian. The spiritual energy that the godly lightning was giving off was very dense, and it was beyond imagination.
[TN: “Dantian” literally translates to “Pill Field”.]
He knew that even with his 5 years of non-stop cultivation he could not condense such strong spiritual energy. The reason why was because of that godly lightning .
*Buzz* But just at that time, Chufeng’s body suddenly became stiff, and his expression also changed greatly.
The godly lightning was changing. His power instantly increased several times, and he suddenly broke through again and stepped into the 4th level of the Spirit realm.
“Have the hard times stopped and the good times come?”
Chufeng tightly clenched his fist, and felt that the explosive power in his body was worth his 5 years of suffering.
Suddenly continuously breaking through two levels, the unexplainable method of becoming strong finally returned.
He used a severe gaze towards the direction of the inner court, and muttered, “Chuzhen, I’ll be taking your Saint Spirit Grass.”
The Green Dragon School’s disciple recruiting only happened once a year, and every time it lasted 10 days.
After 10 days, the annual inner disciple exam would start. And this time, the Chufeng that had been silent for 5 years would also participate.
The exam location was a huge underground palace. Within the main hall of the underground palace, the amount of people were like oceans and mountains, and there were most likely over 10 thousand people.
Most of the people there were at the 3rd level in the Spirit realm, because everyone knew that the inner disciple exam required one to be at least in the 3rd level to pass.
But, there was also a small portion of level 2 disciples, and they wanted to try to pass it within the confusion. There were people like that every year, but most of them ended with failures.
The thing worth mentioning though, was that there were also a small portion of 4th levels there. They were not mediocre people who trained slow, and in fact some were even geniuses.
They intentionally waited until they were at the 4th level of the Spirit realm before participating in the inner disciple exam. The reason? For the reward.
When one reached the 3rd level they could start training martial skills.
Martial skills were very strong attacking methods. Not only could they thoroughly display strength, they could also make people gain power that exceeded the limits of their body.
Because of that, martial skills were very precious, and even the rich and powerful families that has been existing for generations didn’t have them. That was the reason why all sorts of families had to send their later generations into various schools for cultivation.
In every school, there were a large amount of martial skills, and in the Green Dragon School, as long as you become an inner disciple, you could start cultivating the martial skills.
But, martial skills were also divided into ranks, and from the weakest to the strongest there were 9 ranks.
Within the inner court, the best martial skill book was only a rank 3 one.
But, within the annual inner disciple exam, the first person to pass it would get a rank 4 martial skill book.
That was why those people would rather train in the outer court and not enter the inner court. The reason was for the rank 4 martial skill book.
“Look, isn’t that Yang Tian Yu?”
“Waa, it really is him. He’s already at the 4th level of the Spirit rank by the age of 13. It seems like first place in this exam will be him.”
In the ocean of people, one young man grabbed people’s’ attention. To be more precise it was a boy.
There were dozens of thousands of disciples in the outer court, and most of them were unknown characters. But, the focal figures that people paid attention to were mostly geniuses, in which this Yang Tian Yu was one.
“That may not be so. No matter how much aptitude Yang Tian Yu has, he is, at the end, a child, so it would be very hard to be first.”
“There are many unknown talents in Green Dragon School, and sometimes geniuses may not be able to beat the mediocre. For example that Duan Yu Xuan.” Another outer court disciple pointed with his fingers at a cold young man.
That person was called Duan Yu Xuan. He has been in the Green Dragon School for 6 years, and he was also originally an unknown character.
But a few months ago, he unexpectedly defeated an inner disciple who was in the 4th level of the Spirit realm. Because of that his name was widespread, and became the focal character of the outer court.
“Silence.” Suddenly, a loud and clear sound echoed.
Looking at the source, everyone couldn’t help but stare blankly. They saw a dozen or so silhouettes appear on the high platform in the hall.
Most of them were aged, old people, and they were the outer court elders. But the head of them not only was young, she was even a beautiful female.
The female was wearing a red skintight skirt, and it outlined the alluring curves. Especially under the skirt, there were two straight, snow white legs, and it could be said they were perfect.
Not only was her body attractive, her appearance was also extremely lovely. With round eyes, red lips, and an oval face, it was just like a fox face.
She was the famous beauty elder of Green Dragon School, Surou.
Surou was a top-class character. She entered the Green Dragon School at the age of 10, entered the inner court at the age of 12, and became a core disciple at the age of 15.
But as everyone were optimistic and thought that she would become Green Dragon School’s #1 disciple, she suddenly became an elder.
No one had the inside information about this change, and up to today it was still a mystery and it was discussed enthusiastically by people.
“Waa, it’s Surou! Wasn’t she supposed to be an elder in the inner court? Why did she come to the outer court?” With the appearance of Surou, all of the male disciples opened their mouths, and some even drooled.
The age of the outer court disciples were very small, and most of them were teenagers, some were even children. And to ages like theirs, a mature female like Surou had the most charm.
Surou didn’t have the air of the elders, and she charmingly smiled towards the crowd, and said gently, “The exam rules are very simple. Enter the gate behind me, and come out from the other gate, then you pass the exam.”
“The only difference is that the first person to pass will get a rank 4 skill book. You can’t even get this in the inner courts.”
“But something worth mentioning is that the person who is first this year will get another special reward.”
“Depending on the perspective, this reward could be even more precious than the previous one~” After saying that, Surou intentionally lengthened the intonation. That enchanting air filled the entire hall.