Book 3 Chapter 2 The Examination To Join The Sect
There were a total of four people in front of the restaurant door. The young nobleman stood shoulder to shoulder with a big, sturdy man dressed in azure clothes. Behind the two, there were two bodyguards with swords in their hands.
Hearing Teng Qinghu’s words, the young nobleman’s face fell. It was obvious that Teng Qinghu wasn’t giving him face!
“You two should quit while you are ahead!” The young nobleman said with a deep voice. “Otherwise……hmph!”
Teng Qingshan and Teng Qinghu didn’t pay any attention to the young nobleman.
The waiter lowered his volume and tried to persuade Teng Qingshan and Teng Qinghu. “These two customers, that young man is the second son of the Dong Cheng Wang Clan. He is also a disciple of the Gui Yuan Sect. He is alright, but the person beside him is Lord Li, a centurion of the city regiment of our Jiangning County. His word alone could jail you two customers.”
Centurion of the city regiment?
Teng Qinghu and Teng Qingshan looked at each other and Teng Qingshan laughed. He simply sat on his seat and laughed, “Haha, rich boy? F*ck this son of a wealthy family! Paying for our tableful of dishes, and making us leave! There are so many customers inside this Canvass Lunar Restaurant. Oh, everyone seated here, if I told you that I paid for your meals and made you leave the table, who would be willing to leave? Probably no one. That Second Son of the something Wang Clan couldn’t even bear to pay one thousand taels of silver, just pretending to be a wealthy family’s son. Haha…….”
Since he had no need to worry about the clan, why should he, Teng Qingshan, be afraid? Unless it was a rare expert of the Innate realm, among the experts of the Postliminary realm, not one could scare Teng Qingshan.
“Haha…….” The whole restaurant burst out in laughter. The ones that were eating here were rich or noble, always happy to watch such amusement.
The expressions of the young nobleman and the sturdy guy became ghastly.
“It seems like you guys refuse to give me face!” The young noble’s face fell and he commanded loudly, “Take them down!”
The guards behind him immediately moved forward.
“Customers…….” The waiter became worried.
“F*ck. What is this fuss! You think being rich makes you superior?!” A loud roar boomed in the Canvass Lunar Restaurant like a thunderclap. “Bang,” “Bang,” “Bang.” Messy footsteps were heard as a group of people walked down the stairs. Teng Qingshan and Teng Qinghu turned their heads and looked towards the staircase.
This group of people all wore black suits. The leader was like a tall black bear with a face covered in stubble. His eyes were like copper bells and his whole physique was extremely brawny. His black robe’s sleeves were embroidered with two golden edges.
The dozen or so people descended the stairs and the atmosphere of the first level of the restaurant seemed to have frozen.
“I f*cking hate the ones that use their status to bully others! Get the F*ck out!” This stubble bearded guy with the form like a black bear roared furiously. The two guards turned their heads and stared at that nobleman, seeming to be asking for their young master’s opinion. That stubble bearded guy’s face fell and he moved——
Like roaring thunder, he instantly moved before the two guards and flung out his arms. With a “Peng” sound, he hit the two strong guards with his right arm and sent them flying away. They fell heavily onto the street in the distance, knocking down a few pedestrians.
“My f*cking words are useless!” This stubble bearded guy glared.
“Expert.” Teng Qingshan’s eyes brightened. No matter what, at least this stubble bearded guy’s Qing Gong was quite good.
“Brother Xia!” The silent centurion of the city regiment hastily said, “I didn’t know you were here. We are really sorry for disturbing Brother Xia’s drinking time. Come, let’s go have a few drinks. What do you think? Take it as me apologizing to Brother Xia for the Second Son of the Wang Clan.” The nobleman beside Lord Li was so scared that he didn’t dared to utter a word.
“Oh, I wondered who that young fellow was relying on. He was relying on you. I don’t have the f*cking time to drink with you, get lost!” The stubble bearded guy reprimanded.
The stubble bearded dude then turned and looked at Teng Qingshan and Qinghu. He laughed and said, “I, Old Xia, admire those who are brave! You two are good! There is no need for you two to give these two fellas face. If he dares to bully you, just ask someone to send a message to my Black Armored Army and find me, Old Xia. I will solve it for you!”
With this, the stubble bearded guy took a piece of meat from the dish on Teng Qingshan’s table and threw it into his own mouth.
“Tsk Tsk. This taste is quite good. I helped you guys this time, you don’t mind if I eat a piece of meat, right?” The stubble bearded guy laughed and said.
“My brother also despises the ones that bully by relying on power the most. All the food here, Old brother, eat as much as you want,” Teng Qingshan smiled and said.
The stubble bearded dude smiled and touched his nose. He then scrutinized Teng Qingshan quickly and said, “You, boy, are interesting. Yes, remember. My name is Xia Shuo! If you go to the Black Armored Army and search a bit, you will definitely find me!” He then roared loudly, “Okay, brothers. Let’s leave!” The group of sturdy men then walked out of the restaurant.
“Let’s go!” The face of the centurion of the city regiment looked bad and he left embarrassedly with the young nobleman.
In the restaurant, noises immediately boomed.
Teng Qinghu’s eyes brightened as he stared with admiration and envy at that strong dude named ‘Xia Shuo’ lead a group of men away. He turned his head and looked at Teng Qingshan as he spoke, “Qingshan, that Xia Shuo is so majestic. That centurion of the city regiment was scolded to the point that he didn’t even dare to make a sound. This feels great!”
“That is the Black Armored Army after all!” Teng Qingshan smiled.
The city regiment only supervised the commoners.
The Black Armored Army was the support during battle and fights between sects.
“Gui Yuan Sect will be recruiting disciples tomorrow. Tomorrow, I will send my son to the Gui Yuan Sect!” Some customers in Canvass Lunar Restaurant immediately began to speak, “Spending some silver to get in is just getting the chance. They still need to see whether you can generate inner strength or not. If you can’t generate inner strength, then they will kick you out of Gui Yuan Sect!”
“Even if you did manage to generate inner strength, you still need willpower and the power of understanding! Otherwise, you would be like that second son of the Wang Clan who only bullies ordinary people and doesn’t have the audacity to talk when he faces a true expert.”
Hearing the discussions of the customers in the restaurant, Teng Qingshan and Teng Qinghu paid and left the restaurant.
During the night, Teng Qingshan and Qinghu stayed in a lodge. Because tomorrow they would be joining the Gui Yuan Sect, Qinghu was very excited and chatted with Teng Qingshan until late at night before sleeping.
The next morning, at the first floor of the lodge they stayed in, Teng Qingshan and his cousin ordered some meat buns and two bowls of porridge and started eating.
“Qingshan, to find a room in the Gui Yuan Sect area yesterday, we actually had to visit fourteen lodges before finding an empty one. It seems like there are many people who desire to join the Gui Yuan Sect,” Teng Qinghu said excitedly.
“There are a lot!” Teng Qingshan cast a glance at the surrounding. Those eating breakfast on the first floor of the lodge all brought weapons. At a glance, you could tell they were warriors and probably all wanted to join the Black Armored Army.
“Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!” ……
Many people were walking down the stairs of the lodge. There were a total of eight people, all of whom were very strong. The person in lead had an indifferent expression with two knife scars on his face. He carried a six Chi long wide saber on his back and descended to the ground floor. The people behind him each held a weapon and had icy eyes.
Teng Qingshan could smell a faint odor of blood.
The eight people ate extremely fast, finishing one meat bun in one bite. They started eating later than Teng Qingshan, but finished eating even faster.
“Let’s go!” The leading knife-scarred man stood up first and the other seven people followed and stood up simultaneously.
“Qinghu, let’s go to the Gui Yuan Sect.” Teng Qingshan also stood up. When he first came downstairs, he ordered and paid for the breakfast, therefore, Teng Qingshan and Qinghu followed the group of people and left.
Humans were gregarious. The other warriors in the lodge also stood up and left.
Gui Yuan Sect was located in the southeast region of Jiangning County City, it could be said to be the center of the city.
Because the disciples of the Gui Yuan Sect and the Black Armored Army were recruiting on the same day, there were many horses and luxurious carriages in the city. It was like an endless stream of horses and carriages! The ones that gathered here were either wealthy noblemen or strong warriors, and every one of them was entering the Gui Yuan Sect
“Those who want to join the Black Armored Army, walk this way for the examination to join the sect!” The Gui Yuan Sect had a large amount of disciples specially responsible for receiving visitors. “Those sending kids to join the Gui Yuan Sect, please walk the other way!”
“The examination to join the sect?” Teng Qingshan, Teng Qinghu went along with the moving crowds, moving into the Gui Yuan Sect.
“I wonder what the examination to join the sect is,” Teng Qinghu mumbled.
“Just look in front,” Teng Qingshan smiled.
After walking a while along the road covered with azure rocks, they arrived at a spacious field. Over one hundred people had already gathered at this spacious field. These people were all here for the Black Armored Army examination and almost all of them were men. As the word almost was said, there were naturally an extremely small number of women.
“Those who would like to join the Black Armored Army, come here one by one according to the order! The examination is underway!” A bold and vigorous voice rang across the field.
Teng Qingshan and Qinghu immediately approached that speaker.
On the center of the empty ground, four big black rocks of different shapes were placed. There were also big white words written by writing brush on the four rocks. The four different white words on the four different rocks were——”Five Hundred Jin,” “One Thousand Jin,” “Two Thousand Jin,” and “Ten Thousand Jin.”
“Those that can lift five hundred Jin can be the fringe disciples of Gui Yuan Sect! Those that can lift one thousand Jin will be qualified to be the rookies of the Black Armored Army! These rookies will go through an elimination within the Black Armored Army and only the ones that stayed in the end are soldiers of the Black Armored Army! The ones that can lift two thousand Jin are Second Rated Warriors and are qualified to compete for the position of the sergeant of the Black Armored Army! The ones that can lift the huge rock weighing ten thousand Jin will be First Rated Warriors and are qualified to compete for the position of the centurion of the Black Armored Army.
Immediately, the warriors began discussing secretly with the warriors they were familiar with.
“I didn’t expect that the Black Armored Army’s requirement was this hard. If you can lift one thousand Jin, you are just a rookie and still have to go through the internal selection……” There were many people discussing.
Teng Qinghu let out a sigh of relief.
Because after Teng Qinghu practiced the Tiger Fist, he could lift a huge rock that weighed two thousand Jin.
“I didn’t expect that the examination to join the sect would be this.” Teng Qingshan smiled calmly.
A group of people made a circle, and they went in one by one to begin the examination. Teng Qingshan also lined up at the back and simultaneously watched other people taking the exam.
“Hey!” A strong dude roared furiously and lifted the huge rock that weighed five hundred Jin.
“Will you be lifting the others?” The Gui Yuan Sect disciple writing with a writing brush in his hand questioned calmly. That fellow shook his head honestly, “I still can’t lift one thousand Jin.”
“Yes, this is your plate! Go to the side and wait first.” The other disciple of the Gui Yuan Sect threw a plate to the guy.
“Haha, here I come!” A fat, sturdy man with a large head and big ears threw the large metal hammer in his hand to the side. The large hammer crashed on the ground and made a loud bang. With his belly bulging, he then walked towards the huge rock weighing ten thousand Jin and grabbed the huge rock.
“Haa~~” The fat and sturdy man exerted strength and the earth shook.
The guy lifted the ten thousand Jin huge rock to neck height then couldn’t lift it up anymore. The fat and sturdy guy panted for breath and let out a few furious roars, but was still unsuccessful. He could only place the huge rock down, causing a loud crash to be heard.
“Almost. Such a pity. First Rated warrior.” The Gui Yuan Sect disciple writing on the book asked, “Your name and age!”
“Zhu Da! Twenty six!” The fat guy picked up the big metal hammer, and humphed twice. He was mumbling, “F*ck, I lifted it in my house. Why can’t I lift it now?”