Chapter 1 Lu Xuan
Sky Sword Continent, Lin City, Sword Testing Hall.
There were ten long lines of people, from inside the hall to the outside. If one looked carefully, the people were all young boys and girls.
These days were the third-class Wind Sword Sect’s annual external disciple recruiting ceremony around Lin City’s vicinity. Almost any young person that met the requirements would all come to sign up. It could be described as an incredibly popular event. It should be known, that once one entered into the Wind Sword Sect, even if one only was an outer disciple, they could already be considered as a fish leaping over the dragon’s gate.
Lu Xuan stood in the middle of the line, following along as the crowds moved forward. Once the final person in front of him disappeared, it was finally his turn. Arranging his clothes, he looked nervously at the examiner.
“Name.” A middle aged old man holding a jade slip sitting behind a desk asked a little impatiently.
Although his job was only simply registering, but after signing up a countless number of people continuously for the past few days, he naturally had become impatient.
Hearing the question, Lu Xuan quickly reported his name.
“Sixteen, body refining second level.”
While recording the information, the examiner also glanced at Lu Xuan. The middle-aged man shook his head inwardly. The amount of people the sect would recruit this time was not many. Even a body refining third level wouldn’t necessarily be guaranteed a chance. A person at the body refining second level had basically no hope.
“Okay, your number is 828. In fifteen days, come back here and wait for the assessment.”
“Thank you very much examiner senior.” Lu Xuan said respectfully.
The middle-aged man waved his hand, indicating that Lu Xuan should go. A mere body refining second level kid completely failed to pique any sort of interest.
After receiving his identification number, Lu Xuan let out a heavy sigh, leaving the long line behind.
After having queued up for several hours, he had finally successfully signed up. Whether or not he would be able to join the Wind Sword Sect, this would be seen during the assessment 15 days from now. Thinking about it, he couldn’t help but tighten his grip on his number. This was his last chance.
Lu Xuan couldn’t really be counted as a citizen of Lin City, but he was the only son of a small clan that lived in Qing Mountain Village. Calling it a clan was a bit too flattering for the Lu family. Right now the Lu family was in decline. In the family, other than him, his father, and his older sister, there were only a few servants.
But because it was like this, the Lu family’s days weren’t that easy, especially in recent times. The Long family’s third young master had taken fancy to Lu Xuan’s older sister and wanted to forcefully marry her.
If it was someone else, if a man and a woman got married, even if they were forcefully married, they were still married, but in all of Qing Mountain Village, who didn’t know about the Long family’s third young master’s notoriety? Lu Xuan would definitely not watch his older sister fall into the pit of fire.
It was just that, for the declining Lu family, when placed in front of the Long family, they were completely unable to defend themselves. The only chance was for Lu Xuan to enter the Wind Sword Sect, and once he became an outer disciple, the Long family would definitely not dare to wildly touch any of the Lu family’s people.
Thus, Lu Xuan came to the Wind Sword Sect’s assessment, not for himself, but for his older sister. This was also his only chance!
There were still fifteen days. His strength could still possibly be enhanced by a step. That way there would be a better chance of successfully entering the sect.
After steeling his heart, Lu Xuan quickly walked out.
However, not long after he had exited the Sword Testing Hall, Lu Xuan’s path was blocked off by some people.
Several strong-bodied servants stood in a line blocking Lu Xuan’s path. A slovenly looking youth, holding onto a folding fan in a sloppy fashion, walked in front of Lu Xuan.
“Lu Xuan, you really dared to sign up to participate in the Wind Sword Sect’s assessment? Did you really think that with your miniscule strength that you could be fancied by others? Hahaha…”
Blocking Lu Xuan’s path was a branch member of the Long family, Long Yang.
Long Yang was no stranger to Lu Xuan. Typically, Long Yang usually hung out with Long Tai. In fact, the matter with Lu Xuan’s older sister was brought up by Long Yang to Long Tai. As a result, Lu Xuan’s hatred towards Long Yang was no less than his towards Long Tai.
Listening to Long Yan’s unbridled laughter, Lu Xuan coldly said: “Long Yang, just let that thought of yours die. No matter what, I will not let my older sister marry into the Long family.”
Hearing these words, Long Yang couldn’t help but laugh out loudly, creating a *Pa* noise as he closed his fan. He proceeded to speak in an overtly disdainful manner: “Over the past few years you’ve seen in Qing Mountain Village, which girl did my third older brother not get his hands on after laying his eyes on her? Your older sister is no exception… There will come a day that she will also become acquainted with third older brother’s bed as a plaything! Who can say for sure, after third older brother has finished playing with her, I might be able to have my turn as well… Hahaha!”
In Long Yang’s tone there was an indescribable swagger to it.
“As long as I’m still around, you guys shouldn’t dream of boasting!” Hearing Long Yang’s mouth desecrate his beloved older sister, Lu Xuan couldn’t help but angrily spout.
“Whether or not there’ll be boasting isn’t for you to decide. I’m afraid that you still have hope of entering into the Wind Sword Sect, right? It’s worth mentioning, simply because I want to dash your hopes for good.” Long Yang’s face leaked out an ugly smile.
As he finished speaking, Long Yang winked to some of the servants by his side. Those servants suddenly understood, moving quickly, they walked past Lu Xuan.
Seeing that Long Yang wanted to make a move, Lu Xuan couldn’t help but take a step back. He was only a mere body refining second level and the Long family’s servants were at least body refining third level and up. Lu Xuan was not their opponent in a one on one bout, much less against the three or four people that were surrounding him.
Naturally, the conflict between Lu Xuan and Long Yang was seen by others, but with one look, one would know that it was a young master of a clan bullying a civilian boy. Unrelated people stayed away from it since no one wanted to get themselves into trouble.
As for Long Yang’s side, Lu Xuan had already been defeated by the servants. The difference in strength was too vast. Lu Xuan could only resist for two seconds before being struck on the back of his neck by a servant and knocked unconscious.
“Young master, how should we deal with this kid?” The strongest servant respectfully asked Long Yang.
Looking through the vicinity, the amount of passersby wasn’t small. Long Yang frowned and said: “Let’s first get out of the city, then we’ll talk.”
If it was in the Qing Mountain Village and he was with Long Tai, Long Yang would even dare to kill in the streets, but here was Lin City. Long Yang didn’t dare to be too arrogant. Compared to a large clan from Lin City, the biggest family in Qing Mountain Village didn’t amount to much.
Moving quickly, after a short while, Long Yang brought the servants outside of the city to the wilderness.
“Young master, what should we do with him? This is out in the wilderness, even if we killed him now, no one would know.” One of the servants suggested.
Hearing this, Long Yang thought for a moment, then nodded: “Hmm, let’s just say this kid got off lucky. This time we’ll spare him. Beat him so that he has to stay in bed for at least 10 days to half a month. Doesn’t he want to compete in the assessment? I’d like to see how he’s going to attend.”
Long Yang’s position in the Long family wasn’t too high. Most of the time he relied on Long Tai like a fox assuming the majesty of the tiger. Now that Long Tai wasn’t around, he didn’t dare to be too arrogant. He still didn’t dare to actually get rid of Lu Xuan.
Receiving Long Yang’s command, the servants immediately began to beat the unconscious Lu Xuan. These servants had helped Long Yang perform these actions multiple times. They knew where to hit so it hurt but without killing the person. Even though he was unconscious, due to the huge amount of pain, Lu Xuan still revealed a pained expression.
After finishing, Long Yang then threw Lu Xuan into the wilderness, and then took his men away with him. In the case that Lu Xuan was eaten by wild animals, that wasn’t his problem.