Chapter 733: Radiant Artes (One)
Leaving from where the ninth and fourteenth elder stayed, Jian Chen walked straight towards the exit of the Radiant Saint Master Union.
There were a lot of people at the headquarters of the union. Not only were there many white-robed Radiant Saint Masters with badges of varying color, there were also a few people dressed as fighters. Although the fighters were not Radiant Saint Masters, they were members of the union nonetheless.
Without a doubt, the blue badge on Jian Chen's chest became the centre of attention. All those who walked past Jian Chen could not help but look at Jian Chen with gazes of astonishment and shock. However, even more people looked at the exquisitely-crafted blue badge on Jian Chen's chest, displaying envy that they struggle to conceal.
"Who is this person wearing a blue badge? The blue badge is the symbol of a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master. Perhaps this youth in his twenties is a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master?"
"This youth only seems to be around twenty, yet he has the right to wear the blue badge. Unbelieveable."
"I'd say that the badge is most likely fake. I'll go contact the ninth elder immediately. Hmph, what nerves to actually wear a fake badge in the Radiant Saint Union. He'll get more than what he bargained for soon."
"What clan does this young master belong to, to actually reach Class 6 so young? I've stayed in the City of God for so long and I've got some understanding as to the number of high class Radiant Saint Masters. Why don't I know that person?"
"He probably just seems young, and is most likely an old monster who's lived for a few centuries. He just used some special method to rejuvenate his youth and stayed young."
The hubbub of discussion echoed in the surroundings. Jian Chen's appearance had already attracted everyone's attention, because all Radiant Saint Masters with blue badges were important people. They did not appear very often within the union, but every time they did, it would always raise the attention of a lot of people.
Jian Chen paid no attention to the sounds of discussions in the surroundings. He had already gotten used to being stared at by countless people long ago. As he gazed about, he only saw that the majority of the Radiant Saint Masters were Class 2 to Class 4. There were very few people carrying the azure badge of Class 5 and as for the blue Class 6 badge, there was no one else other than him.
Jian Chen passed through the corridor and arrived at the ground floor of the union. As soon as he began walking down the corridor, he spotted Lin Bai, Jamie and Gaethyr, jogging over excitedly.
"Brother Yang Yutian, congratulations on becoming a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master." As soon as Jamie arrived in front of Jian Chen, he said a words of congratulation. As for his eyes, there were stuck to the blue badge on Jian Chen's chest, unable to be moved away. They were filled with admiration.
"Brother Yang Yutian, you've really hid it well from us along the way. Who would've thought that you're actually a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master." Lin Bai said bitterly, while his eyes were also glued to the blue badge.
Jian Chen's attitude was easy-going and spoke to them amiably, without any arrogance. After a few casual words with the three of them, he bid farewell to them. He planned on going on a stroll through the streets to see if he could find any materials for the Azulet Swords.
"Brother Yang Yutian, I, Lin Bai, am just one idle man. I just happen to have nothing to do. Why don't I take you around the city? I've lived in the City of God for several decades. I might not know the City of God like the back of my hand, but I do know quite a few famous places.
"Then I will be troubling brother Lin Bai." Jian Chen clasped his hands at Lin Bai with a smile.
"Brother Yang Yutian, as a vice-manager, I can't leave the branch for too long, so I must hurry back. I won't be able to accompany you, please forgive me." Jamie bid farewell to Jian Chen, before leaving with a heart full of joy. This was because he had just received the news that the headquarters were extremely happy with what he did, and would promote him to the manager of a second-rate branch, which held much more power than the vice-manager of a third-rate branch.
Jian Chen and Lin Bai bid farewell to the examiner Gaethyr before going outside.
At this moment, Lei Mingao who had fallen out with Jian Chen just happened to walk into the headquarters under the lead of his cousin Lei Yin. As soon as the two of them stepped into the building, they met Jian Chen.
Almost involuntarily, Lei Mingao and his cousin Lei Yin looked towards Jian Chen's chest. When they discovered the dark blue badge, their expressions suddenly changed greatly as disbelief poured from their eyes.
"Bl-... blue… blue badge, how… how… how is this possible!?" Lei Mingao immediately began to pale. At that moment, he no longer believed his eyes.
Seeing Jian Chen's blue badge, even the arrogant Lei Yin was greatly frightened. She mumbled rather gloomily, "Impossible, impossible, how is this possible…"
"Lei Mingao, Lei Yin, perhaps the two of you still want to take brother Yang Yutian's tiger cub?" Lin Bai stared coldly at the two people. Although the clan they belonged to was not weak, Lin Bai was a Class 5 Radiant Saint Master and was a member who could potentially reach Class 6 in the future. He received the protection of the union, so he naturally did not fear the mere Lei family.
What Lin Bai had said caused Lei Mingao and Lei Yin's expressions to change again. A Class 6 Radiant Saint Master was already a core member of the union. They definitely could not afford to offend one. Even their clan, the Lei family, did not dare to offend a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master so easily.
Jian Chen glanced past the two people indifferently. He did not pay any attention to the two of them at all. With his identity as a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master as well as a Saint Ruler, he was uninterested in bickering with them.
"Uncle Lin Bai, let's go and stop wasting their precious time." Jian Chen and Lin Bai directly walked past Lei Mingao and Lei Yin.
"Who would've thought that he's actually a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master. Such a young Class 6 Radiant Saint Master. Unbelieveable." Lei Yin mumbled to herself. Her expression was extremely complicated and shortly afterwards, a gleam of light flashed across her eyes, "I must quickly tell third grandfather this."
Thinking up to that, Lei Yin turned around and left. She did not pay any attention to Lei Mingao who had yet to return to his senses.
As Jian Chen and Lin Bai strolled through the streets, Jian Chen learnt a little about Lin Bai's background after a small conversation. Lin Bai was not a wealthy son of an aristocratic family. He did not have a great background at all. His hometown was a remote village in the mountains, where everyone there lived off farming and hunting.
Lin Bai's parents were extremely simple and ordinary common folk. However, the son that they had did not have the same destiny. Not only was he the smartest child of the village, he accidentally discovered his abilities as a Radiant Saint Master in his youth. Afterwards, he became the most dazzling child prodigy of their area.
Lin Bai's talent as a Radiant Saint Master was extremely great. He stayed in the village for around two decades. When he was twenty, he had already reached Class 3. Afterwards, he was discovered by a Heaven Saint Master of the union who was out for a mission. He was brought into the City of God by that Heaven Saint Master, and joined the union while also taking a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master as a master. Afterwards, Lin Bai's life underwent a great change, which allowed him to become an outstanding Class 5 Radiant Saint Master when he was only in his forties. He even had made a name for himself in the union, and received the high regards of some high-ranking members of the union.
In the City of God, there were even a few people from great clans who wanted to pull Lin Bai to their side, but they were declined.
Jian Chen and Lin Bai passed through streets and alleyways, constantly entering and exiting different stores. Only until it was nightfall did they find an inn to settle down.
At the same time, in the lantern-lit Lei family, the white-robed Lei Yin arrived before a tall tower. She stood respectfully behind the tightly-shut door and said, "Third grandpa, Lei Yin has news to report."
The door began to open slowly. A ray of soft, white light shone through the crack, illuminating the darkness.
"Lei Yin, come in." An old voice echoed from inside.
"Yes, third grandpa!" Lei Yin entered with gentle steps and her head down. Inside, there was an old man who sat cross-legged on a cushion. His eyes were closed while he held his fingers in a weird shape. A layer of thick Radiant Saint Force enveloped his entire body. The Radiant Saint Force was rather brisk, constantly surging about.
Lei Yin stopped three meters away from the old man, "Grandfather, Lei Yin saw a young man who seemed around twenty outside the union headquarters today. He's already a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master."
The Radiant Saint Force around the old man began to ripple violently. His eyes snapped open and said in surprise, "What? A Class 6 Radiant Saint Master in his twenties? Lei Yin, are you sure you did not see wrong?"
"At that time, brother Lei Mingao was also there. If grandpa doesn't believe it, grandpa can ask brother Lei Mingao, or ask the people in the union." Lei Yin said with a respectful tone.
"I've never even thought about a twenty-year-old Class 6 Radiant Saint Master. This is just too astounding. I'll go contact my good friends in the union immediately." A jade pendant immediately appeared in the hands of the old man and a sliver of thought shot into it from the centre of his eyebrows.