Chapter 525 - Vermilion Bird Platoon
Xu Ao clenched his teeth while green veins popped out on his forehead. His knuckles emitted cracking noises.
“Duan Qing, I now suspect that you are related to Qin Nan. Otherwise, why would you ask that question? You must have chosen the Vermilion Bird Platoon after knowing that we are enemies with Qin Nan!” Xu Ao’s expression darkened incredibly.
After hearing the words, many among the crowd felt the same way too.
Qin Nan wore a cold expression. It did not matter if they were suspicious, as not even a Martial Sacred Realm expert could identify his true appearance.
“Let me ask you one more time—are you sure you will be joining the Vermilion Bird Platoon? You still have some time to regret your decision!” It was as if Xu Ao were squeezing the words out from his throat, causing the crowd to shiver.
“Of course.” Qin Nan showed no hesitation.
His impression of the White Tiger Platoon worsened.
“Fine, fine!” Xu Ao withheld his anger and spoke, “I will definitely remember what has happened today. You’d better not drop to your knees and beg me when the time comes!”
The threat was extremely obvious.
“Is that so?”
Qin Nan wore a cold grin.
How interesting of this Xu Ao to threaten him when he had merely rejected his offer.
Did he really think he was superior just because he possessed a cultivation of the peak Martial Highness Realm and the identity of the Vice-Platoon Leader of the White Tiger Platoon?
Xu Ao switched his gaze as he was afraid he would run out of patience and attack straight away. He would be breaking the rules of White Tiger City if that happened, resulting in a bad consequence.
Xu Ao turned around and scanned the crowd. His gaze landed onto Ling Wushuang, Xue Meng, and Longhu while uttering a groan, “As for you three, are you willing to join the White Tiger Platoon? The resources allocated to you will surely be satisfactory!”
“This… I agree!”
Ling Wushuang blurted out. It was a rare chance indeed, thus there was no way he would let it go.
Xu Ao felt slightly better hearing this, but the responses from Longhu and Xue Meng caused his heart to colden.
“I’ll be joining the Vermilion Bird Platoon.”
Longhu and Xue Meng said respectively.
Xu Ao almost broke his teeth from clenching them after hearing the answers. Even these two cultivators rejected his offer too?
Since when was their White Tiger Platoon so despised by the participants of the selection!?
Xu Ao let out a roar before he grabbed Ling Wushuang’s figure and left the place. If he were to continue staying there, it would serve as a humiliation to him.
The crowd of disciples stared at one another. They had not expected it to come to this in the end.
“Elder Wang, is it possible for me to join the Vermilion Bird Platoon?” Xue Meng took a step forward while her attractive eyes stared right at Qin Nan’s figure with passion.
“HAHA, sure, of course.”
Elder Wang burst out laughing after hearing this, as he was feeling extremely pleasant.
How long had it been since the Vermilion Bird Platoon had recruited two top geniuses of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom in a row!?
Qin Nan shivered after being aware of Xue Meng’s stare. The stare was even more terrifying than Princess Miao Miao’s stare at him when they first met. He immediately turned his head to Longhu and said, “Longhu, how about you…”
“Duan…Duan Qing, I won’t be going to the Vermilion Bird Platoon. I’ll join the Black Tortoise Platoon!” Longhu instantly waved his hand. He had no intention to stay with Qin Nan, as even his bloodline of the Heavenly Dragon and Thunderous Tiger would fail to become the focus of the crowd because of Qin Nan’s presence. Therefore, he preferred to join the Black Tortoise Platoon and shine brightly there.
“Really?” Vice-Platoon Leader Xiong became joyful. This Longhu’s talent was on par with Xue Meng and the others.
“I’m serious. Old man, keep in mind that it’s your platoon’s honor to have me there. Remember to prepare great food, drinks, and beauties for me!”
Longhu’s aura changed tremendously into a prideful and demanding manner, just like a fuerdai.
Qin Nan was left speechless seeing this, but he did not say anything. Even though his desire was to fight alongside his brother, he did know that everyone had their own preferred paths.
“Come, I’ll take you to the headquarters of the Vermilion Bird Platoon!”
It went without saying that Elder Wang would not compete with Vice-Platoon Leader Xiong for the rest of the disciples after recruiting two top geniuses. He grabbed their figures and sprang into the air.
The rule of White Tiger City that forbade people from flying was only applicable to ordinary people.
Upon leaving White Tiger City, Elder Wang tore the space apart and brought the two into the rift. The trio teleported around five times before Elder Wang’s figure came to a stop.
“This is the headquarters of the Vermilion Bird Platoon.”
Elder Wang placed his hands behind himself while he wore a prideful expression.
Qin Nan lowered his head and the same as Xue Meng, his eyes were filled with astoundment.
He could see a huge mountain range below him, and its scale was on par with the Heavenly Barrier Mountain Range.
At the center of the mountain range lay a giant formation, which covered a huge area like a flipped bowl. The formation was transparent itself, thus they could easily see the palaces standing firmly within the formation.
Qin Nan unleashed his left eye of the Divine God of Battle and immediately observed that the formation was utterly terrifying. It had accumulated the energy of the entire Mountain Range, which was capable of resisting the strength of a Martial Sacred Realm expert when activated.
“This is the Vermilion Bird Badge. You can only enter the Vermilion Bird Platoon safely with it.” Elder Wang threw a badge to each Qin Nan and Xue Meng, before he straightened his face and said, “Before entering the Vermilion Bird Platoon, I shall explain the rules to you.”
Qin Nan and Xue Meng both raised their heads.
“The rules of the Vermilion Bird Platoon are simple. First: No betrayal. Second: Follow the orders!” Elder Wang snapped, “If either of you disobey the rules—in particular the first one—you will be hunted down by the full force of the Vermilion Bird Platoon despite how amazing your talents are!”
Qin Nan was slightly startled, as he suddenly recalled Xu Ao’s words.
Hadn’t the top genius of the Vermilion Bird Platoon betrayed their platoon before?
Elder Wang wore a proud look as a sudden thought came to him, “That being said, do remember that only the Vermilion Bird Platoon can punish you if you were to do anything wrong. No one—including the emperor of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom—is allowed to pick on you!”
The words were spoken in an imperious manner.
Qin Nan could feel a warmth in his heart. He had made the right choice in joining the Vermilion Bird Platoon.
Xue Meng already knew the rules, thus she was not shocked at all. Her eyes remained fixated on Qin Nan’s figure, while they glistened at times. It was unclear what her current thoughts were.
“Besides, including you two, we’ve recruited twelve disciples this year.” Elder Wang said smilingly, “We will train you all for three months. However, you have to earn the resources you require for cultivating on your own!”
“Another ten geniuses, huh?”
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered after hearing this, with a hint of anticipation rising up in his heart.
Elder Wang flung his hand and brought Qin Nan and Xue Meng into the formation.
 TL Note: A modern Chinese term. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuerdai
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