Chapter 74 - Grand Invitation to the Disciples
Qin Nan did not linger around after leaving; he went straight back to the cave.
He spent too much time here; there were only four days left until the end of the Trials of Versatility.
Chu Yun and Xiao Leng had long been waiting for him at the cave.
Qin Nan quickly scanned the two and saw that their cultivation had greatly improved over the past few days, especially for Chu Yun, whose cultivation had reached the ninth-layer Body Tempering Realm and mastered the Greater Success Stage of One with the Weapon. She was now way stronger than even someone like Childe Gloomy Rage.
As for Xiao Leng, with the help of the Martial Emperor’s cultivation notes, his comprehension of One with the Weapon greatly improved.
However, Chu Yun and Xiao Leng were astonished when they saw Qin Nan.
They could feel that even though Qin Nan’s aura was nothing different from an ordinary person’s, there was a nearly undetectable imperious pressure from him, causing the two of them to feel uneasy.
They could tell that Qin Nan’s strength had greatly improved over the past six days.
Having this thought, Chu Yun and Xiao Leng were curious about one thing, What actually happened in these six days between Qin Nan and the mysterious old man?
“Only four days left.” Qin Nan did not waste any time and went straight to the main topic; he said in a deep tone, “We’ve got to find the Blue Dragon Badges. Now that our strength has greatly improved, we could split up to increase our chances of finding those Blue Dragon Badges.”
After saying this, Qin Nan felt a sense of helplessness.
Although he planned to achieve the top three in this Trials of Versatility, he only possessed a piece of the map, which was not enough to find the twenty hidden Blue Dragon Badges.
In other words, his current overwhelming power was not very useful at this moment.
Upon hearing these words, Chu Yun and Xiao Leng tried not to chuckle as Chu Yun spoke first with her pleasant voice, “Junior Brother Qin Nan, you probably don’t know yet, but something epic happened over the past six days when you left. It seems like it would force us three to work together again.”
Qin Nan was stunned after hearing this, before glancing confusedly at Xiao Leng.
Xiao Leng withdrew his smile and took out a letter made of animal hide from his waist, and said, “Brother Nan, have a look at this letter.”
Qin Nan took the letter and opened it; following it, his expression changed slightly.
On the letter wrote, “My name is Xiao Yunhe. I’m writing this letter on Senior Brother Ling Zixiao’s request. As we all know, only when the five pieces of map are combined together could remaining twenty Blue Dragon Badges be found. Currently, Senior Brother Ling Zixiao has two of the pieces, which means there are three pieces remaining. Therefore, I’m informing all disciples, if the map bearers are willing to bring the pieces to the center of the island, they will be given great rewards. As for the Blue Dragon Badges, all are welcomed to compete fairly.”
“How did you guys receive this letter? And who is this Xiao Yunhe?” Qin Nan took a deep breath before asking the questions.
This cave we are in is quite hidden from outside; ordinary disciples would never discover it. What kind of sorcery does Xiao Yunhe have to send the letter here?
And from the letter, it seems like this Xiao Yunhe had distributed this letter to all the disciples.
The Island of Versatility is a thousand mile huge, with the disciples spawning at random locations. How did Xiao Yunhe deliver this letter to every single disciple?
Xiao Leng answered immediately, “We received this letter two days ago. This Xiao Yunhe was ranked first among the top ten geniuses. His cultivation has reached the tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm. Not only that, his Martial Spirit has the ability to control low-level monsters. Apparently, he distributed the letters to every cultivator on the Island of Versatility by controlling monsters which are known as ‘Flaming Pigeons’.
“Controlling the monsters?” Qin Nan understood straight away after hearing this, and could not help but exclaim, “The world is indeed fascinating, with all kinds of surprises. There exists a variety of Martial Spirits with countless different capabilities.”
Qin Nan was greatly surprised by this.
Even though the ability to control low-level monsters was not seemingly useful, if Xiao Yunhe did not possess this ability, even Xiantian Realm experts would not have been able to distribute the letter to all the disciples.
Chu Yun nodded her head, before a serious expression appeared on her face, “Junior Brother Qin Nan, this is good news and bad news at the same time. The good news is, now that Xiao Yunhe has informed all the cultivators to gather, the five map pieces would surely come together and reveal the locations of the last twenty Blue Dragon Badges. The bad news is that it seems like Xiao Yunhe is now Ling Zixiao’s subordinate. Not only that, if Ling Zixiao dares to ‘invite’ all the disciples on the Trials of Versatility, it means that he is not worried even if all the disciples gather together.”
The words thoroughly analyzed the current situation.
After saying this, Chu Yun turned around with flickering eyes and said, “Junior Brother Qin Nan, it’s your decision. Should we go?”
Upon hearing this, Xiao Leng instinctively glanced at Qin Nan too.
Every disciple would know of the conflict between Qin Nan and Ling Zixiao, not to mention Ling Zixiao had teamed up with two hundred and twenty new disciples to hunt Qin Nan down previously at the White Jade Dojo.
If Qin Nan were to accept the invitation and go to the center of the island, apart from facing Ling Zixiao, he would also be facing the huge group of cultivators that Ling Zixiao had gathered.
Even Xiantian Realm experts would choose not to face the group and would reject the invitation.
In other words, in the current situation, it would be like a death sentence if Qin Nan chose to attend with the invitation.
“Yes, why not?” Qin Nan’s expression was calm, as if he did not realize the danger awaiting him. He said in a calm tone, “At the start of these Trials of Versatility, I had decided to at least achieve the top three spots. It is impossible to get into the top three with the three badges I have now; therefore, the only chance is to compete for the remaining twenty Blue Dragon Badges.”
Chu Yun and Xiao Leng glanced at each other, and could see a wry expression in each other’s eyes.
It seemed like they both had already anticipated that Qin Nan would surely accept the invitation.
Chu Yun inhaled deeply to get rid of her thoughts and said, “If Junior Brother Qin Nan has decided to go, then I’m willing to offer some assistance.”
Xiao Leng nodded his head in agreement. He had long regarded Qin Nan as his leader; hence, he was willing to follow him too.
Qin Nan glanced at the two and took a deep breath, before saying in a serious tone, “I appreciate the friendship between us. You have my thanks. However, if things are getting out of hand and your safety is endangered, leave immediately and don’t worry about me. Is that clear?”
Chu Yun and Xiao Leng both nodded their heads after hearing these words.
“Let’s go then.” Qin Nan was straightforward, and without wasting any more time, started to pack up for the departure.
However, at that moment, Chu Yun could not help but ask, “Junior Brother Qin Nan, why would you still go after knowing that a lot of enemies would be there? Aren’t you scared?”
Qin Nan looked at her calmly and smilingly said, “Why wouldn’t I? So what if it’s a sea of flame or a cliff of great height? Should I allow Ling Zixiao and the disciples to continue bullying me like that? If I don’t show them my stance, they would probably assume I’m like an ant, ready to be crushed at any time.”
After saying this, Qin Nan’s expression turned stone cold, emitting an icy murderous intention.
He had never been a forgiving person.