Chapter 388 – Assessment
Inside a dilapidated courtyard filled with weeds.
There stood a wooden hut that was half-collapsed. It looked no different to a dreary looking abandoned wooden hut in the mountains.
“Junior brother, our immortal sect has been recruiting disciples recently so all the places have been pre-arranged for them. Settle down here for now. Once those recruits fail their assessments, their rooms will become available and I will immediately arrange a new place for you,” said the disciple that led Luo Tian to Solitary Peak.
Luo Tian waved his hand and said: “It doesn’t matter; this place is quite good already.”
Heh heh… Mount Hua Immortal Sect has fallen to the point where they didn’t have any spare rooms? Most likely it was the Sect Leader and the Elders in the main hall that specially arranged this.
Luo Tian didn’t mind.
He had a reason for coming to Mount Hua Immortal Sect so it didn’t matter if he had to stay at a poorer accommodation.
Seeing how Luo Tian didn’t mind, An Wu’s mind relaxed a bit. He had received the Grand Elder’s secret voice transmission to bring Luo Tian to this house. In reality, there were still plenty of empty houses in Mount Hua Immortal Sect. His guess was that the Elders wanted to make things difficult for Luo Tian so that he would quit on his own accord.
He had heard most of the conversation inside the main hall.
Luo Tian gave An Wu a very special feeling. His dantian was crippled so he couldn’t cultivate further, but Luo Tian still managed to reach the Profound Ancestor realm at such an age. This was truly a special individual.
There’s also his arrogance.
But inside An Wu’s heart, Luo Tian was a bit overly arrogant when he actually killed the Starsea envoy. This was something a dumbass idiot wouldn’t even do.
Mount Hua Immortal Sect will definitely suffer suppression from the Starsea Immortal Sect if Luo Tian became a disciple. Their life here wasn’t easy already and will become even worse off. Thinking of all these things, An Wu was also hoping Luo Tian would leave Mount Hua Immortal Sect.
Starsea Immortal Sect was a place they couldn’t afford to provoke.
He didn’t show these hopes and faintly said with a smile: “Junior brother, you can tell me if you have any requests in the future. I will do my best to help you out.”
Luo Tian smiled in response and asked: “Thank you. Can I ask what senior brother’s name is?”
An Wu replied: “An Wu.”
Luo Tian cupped his fists and said: “Senior brother An Wu, can you tell me what this place is called?”
When Luo Tian arrived at Solitary Peak, he could feel the profound energy in this peak was the weakest out of all the other peaks. The whole area was filled with weeds and he wouldn’t even call it a mountain peak; more like the top of a large hill. The living things here with spiritual energy were at a rather pitiful level.
This was very strange.
According to logic, the mountain peaks in the same area should be rich with profound energy. But this single hilltop was very weak in it which went against reason.
An Wu replied: “This place is called Solitary Peak.”
Luo Tian’s gaze fluctuated with a brief sign of shock before a flash of light gleamed in his eyes. He didn’t continue asking any further questions.
An Wu didn’t continue to stay here, “Junior brother should get some rest, I am busy so I will head out first.”
“Please go ahead, senior brother.”
When An Wu left…
Luo Tian had nothing to do so he started cleaning up the weeds from the courtyard. He was thinking while cleaning: “Solitary Peak… based on what Wu Nian mentioned; this place should be the top of the ancient battlefield right?”
“This mountain’s profound energy is weak and depleted. It should have been most likely absorbed by the ancient battlefield below, right?”
“Thinking of these questions is killing me. It looks like I’m not a main character that can figure out everything just by using my brains.” Luo Tian mocked himself. Compared to using his brain, he enjoyed using his fists more because it was more satisfying.
It was already approaching evening hours when the courtyard was cleaned up.
No one came by to deliver his meal.
Luo Tian also didn’t know where to go eat.
There was no one in the area so he couldn’t even ask if he wanted to.
Luo Tian chuckled bitterly before saying to himself: “What unfair treatment… forget it, this daddy will continue enduring!”
A night of silence.
An Wu came by bright and early.
“Junior brother, Sect Leader says he needs to discuss something with you and wants you to head over,” said An Wu.
Luo Tian replied: “Please lead the way.”
Half an hour later.
The main hall was filled with the same Elders as yesterday, but their gaze was even colder than yesterday’s with a face like “this daddy is especially annoyed today.” Each of them was annoyed with Luo Tian and wanted him to scram out of their mountain sect.
Since Wu Nian wasn’t present, the expressions on their faces were much clearer reflecting their thoughts.
Venerable Yun Jiu faintly coughed before asking: “Are you getting used to living at Solitary Peak?”
Luo Tian smiled faintly and replied: “It’s not bad. There’s a mountain and water, and one can watch the night sky while lying on the bed. This kind of house at my previous place would probably sell at tens of thousands per square meter.”
Venerable Yun Ji faintly smiled and said: “It looks like you rested quite well last night and must have thought things through. Do you think that you should continue staying here with a crippled dantian and unable to cultivate? Our Mount Hua Immortal Sect really cannot help you so I feel that you should leave on your own.”
Luo Tian didn’t hesitate to reply: “My dantian being crippled is my personal matter. As to how I’m going to cultivate? It has no relation with you guys at all. I also don’t plan on your Mount Hua Immortal Sect helping me by coming here. If it weren’t for Venerable Wu Nian begging me, I really wouldn’t have come to this place. However, I am going to stay here because this is what I promised him. I won’t be leaving so you guys can drop that thought.”
His tone of voice contained a trace of overbearingness.
This was caused by the flames of anger he had been trying to suppress.
If it weren’t for Venerable Wu Nian, Luo Tian really would’ve left this place.
Since Wu Nian didn’t hesitate to bring out his family’s treasure, Mount Hua’s Divine Token, Luo Tian was moved by it.
Even without Venerable Wu Nian present, Luo Tian still wouldn’t leave. He has always been a person that would walk a path all the way to the end, and no one can stop him from doing so.
All the Elders had unhappy looks on their faces.
Venerable Yun Ji was the same as he asked: “Why bother torturing yourself like that?”
The Grand Elder Venerable Hun Yuan interrupted: “Kid, staying at my Mount Hua Immortal Sect after killing the Starsea envoy will only bring my sect down a hopeless situation. We shall give you twenty top grade xuan stones so quickly leave this place.”
“I really don’t understand why you insist on staying here?”
“You can forget about furthering your cultivation with a crippled dantian. Even if you can cultivate, you can forget about getting any resources from our Mount Hua Immortal Sect with your talents, let alone immortal skills.”
“Sect Leader, just directly kick him out.”
The Elders all started criticizing him.
Luo Tian had a calm look but he was internally suppressing his flames of anger. His voice was raised as he said: “I said I won’t leave. Sect Leader, you’ve received the Mount Hua’s Divine Token so you should fulfill the promise.”
Venerable Yun Ji’s expression turned gloomy.
All the Elders had extremely ugly looks on their faces.
No one dared to ignore Mount Hua’s Divine Token.
The Grand Elder glanced at Venerable Yun Ji and Yun Ji nodded back understanding the hidden message. He then said: “What you’ve said is correct – Mount Hua’s Divine Token is something our ancestors left for us so we must fulfill the promise. But the rules of our Mount Hua Immortal Sect have also been left behind by our ancestors. Luo Tian, you can stay in our Mount Hua Immortal Sect but you need to pass an assessment. You can naturally stay after passing the assessment. But if you fail it, we can only drive you off our mountain based on the rules established by our ancestors.”
All the Elders started smiling faintly.
It was a very smug smile.
In their eyes, Luo Tian was a star of calamity and cannot stay in their sect.
At the same time…
It was impossible for Luo Tian to pass the assessment.
Luo Tian faintly smiled and said to himself: “As expected!”
Luo Tian revealed an interested smile. He swept his glance past everyone and said: “Fine! I will participate in the assessment.”