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The Unwritten Rules
“Of course esteemed guest, didn’t you know? The latest names of seeded participants have been chosen. When the time comes for another large scale selection competition, those who think their abilities are better than the seeded participants can opt to join the selection competition, and the first five of the competition, would then fight with the seeded participants for positions on the Mountain River List! Ah, Mountain River List! Ke ke ke, who knows who the talents are of the Mountain River List! The higher the ranking, the better benefits there will be! A countless number of powerful sects have spent a large amount of resource and labor to groom specific talents, just to participate and fight to rank in the Mountain River List!”
Speaking up to there, the beggar was already swinging his arms wide, and then brought his head closer, and said in a whisper: “Esteemed guest, I can see that you are a good person, why not do it like this, you treat me to drink the famous drunken stupor here, and I will tell you the most important information regarding the Mountain River List, what about that?”
“Sheesh! Can the information you know be considered the most important?”
“Hey, hey, hey, esteemed guest, you cannot say it like that, although I am a beggar, but I also have my dignity ok? Furthermore, people like us can listen to information the easiest, all the high level cultivators that comes from all around the world, would they be guarded against us beggars? This news of mine is definitely real, and it comes from someone from an insider of the Mountain River List, so what about it? Are you interested? One pot of Drunken Stupor! Definitely worth your while!” The beggar laughed and said.
Hearing that, Su Yun lowered his head to think for awhile, his pupils became wide, and he shouted: “Waiter, give me one pot of Drunken Stupor!”
“Ok! Esteemed Guest, wait a bit!”
The waiter shouted, and very quickly, he brought over a wine pot made of jade over.
Seeing that, the beggar’s eyes immediately lit up, and he extended his hand out to take the pot and gulp it down.
But then Su Yun pressed down on his hand.
The beggar was startled, he gazed over, seeing the calm eyes under the mask, he immediate laughed, and then hurriedly went close and whispered.
“I heard, ah, that this time, the Mountain River List will have a few extremely rare treasures as rewards, and only the top 3 people will be able to obtain the rare treasures! Each of them are worth cities! They are really rare!”
“Rare treasures? Who is sponsoring them?”
“I am not sure about that, but to be able to take out such a big cheque, he definitely is not someone simple! Most likely he is someone related to the Mountain River List.”
“Then how do you know that they are good treasures?” Su Yun asked.
“I do not know about the specifics, but I heard from that person that one of the object is something called ‘something something through Heaven’s Mirror’, and it is said that, as long as you shout the name of the person or object you want to find, this treasure can clearly show you. Hehe, having that, you can find any treasures easily! There definitely are countless people drooling over it. Think about it, there are so many opportunities in the Sky Martial Continent, and so many almighty beings have left behind so many treasures, with that, any hidden treasures can be easily obtained!!”
“There is such a treasure? That truly is rare.” Su Yun was surprised.
Just then, his expression froze, as though he thought of something.
If there was such a treasure, wouldn’t it make the search for Qing er much easier?
As long as he shouted Qing Er’s name to the treasure, then couldn’t he locate Qing Er through the treasure?
Su Yun’s heart jumped, then he asked the beggar in a serious tone: “Where is the competition for the Mountain River List held?”
“The North side.”
“What other regions are there? Of course it is Wen Xian Region! In between Wen Xian and Qin Creek, where the talents of the Mountains and Rivers gather, don’t you even know about that? Esteemed guest, are you moved by the treasures? He he, if you have trained for less than 30 years, then you have the qualifications to enter, but if you are older than that, then I am sorry.”
To spirit cultivators, 30 years was not a long time, many people who have cultivated for 30 years have not even reached the Spirit Soul Realm, but, for the talented and people with rich families, 30 years was enough for them to break into the Spirit Soul Realm.
“Seems like I need to go to the Qin Creek.” Su Yun stood up.
“Esteemed guest, are you going to participate?”
“This selection competition should be open to the entire continent right?”
“That is true, but if you go there now, you obviously have no qualifications!”
“Oh? Why do you say that?”
The beggar laughed, then went in closer to ask: “Pardon me for asking, but esteemed guest, where do you hail from?”
“Jue Lian Region!”
“Jue Lian Region? That means you are from the Southern Continent, are you a Southerner?”
“Do you have any connections?”
“Connections? What connections?”
“Esteemed guest, do you not know? The Mountain River List also has its unwritten rules!”
“Unwritten rules? What is unwritten?” Su Yun wiped the sweat across his forehead.
“He he, simple rules, the people in the Mountain River List can all join, after all they are not after treasures, but to fight with experts. To be able to exchange blows with an expert could let one obtain countless benefits for you spirit cultivators. You should know that, but because of that, many people wish to join the competition, so in order to restrict the number of participants, they set a special rule to participate, and that is the recommendations competition!”
“That is right esteemed guest, don’t you know? You only have to challenge the people who already have the qualifications, as long as you gain their acknowledgement, and gain their recommendation, then you can participate in the selection competition!”
“People who already have the qualifications? Do you mean like those seeded participants?”
“How is that possible? The seeded participants are all gifted geniuses, how will they have time to entertain all of you who wants to participate? The people who already have qualifications are those selected by the government, those who show potential, and not the seeded participants!”
“That way, if I do what you say, wouldn’t joining the competition be very difficult? If someone else is not happy, overruling you and then you have no choice!”
“Heh, if you are strong enough, and instantly defeating them, then you can easily participate, but if you cannot win them, making them acknowledge you is possible too. As long as you work hard, that is all I know!”
Once the beggar finished speaking, he began wolfing down the dishes that were on the table.
Su Yun frowned and thought for a while, then asked: “Then does sky dragon city have any chosen participants?”
“There is! There are a few! Why? Esteemed Guest, are you prepared to go? I recommend that you find the Wang Family’s Young Master in the west of the city. Young Master Wang is honest and considerate, and not as cunning compared to the other young masters. As long as your strength is good enough, he will more or less recommend you, and will not ask you for any benefits.”
“Wang family young master?”
Su Yun stood up, without wasting anymore time, he took out a small bag of spirit coins from his storage ring and left.
“Thank you for your patronage.” The beggar who had stuffed food into his mouth said unclearly.
Just that, Su Yun was already out of the restaurant.
Holding onto the leash of his purple horned beast, he looked the location of the Wang Family estate and rushed over.
Before an incense stick worth of time, he had arrived at the west side of the city, in front of the big gate of the Wang Family. Just that he was taken aback by the countless young men and women standing in files inside the Wang Family official residence.
All of them were dressed to the nines, as though they were all rich family disciples, and with many purple horned beasts, all growling, they were all huddled closely, engaged in conversations, all of them having impatient looks on their faces.
When Su Yun walked over, a few young men and women glanced over at him, but other than that, no one else bothered much.
Su Yun came down from his Purple horned beast, tied it to a big tree, then walked over to the residence.
“I am Wu Yun, I wish to meet Young Master Wang, I trouble you to inform him.”
Su Yun spoke to the grey robed servant who was standing outside the pavilion.
“You wish to meet Young Master Wang?” The servant glanced at Su Yun, then laughed: “Is this your first time here? Can’t you see that all of these young masters and misses? all of them also wish to meet my Wang Family’s Young Master.”
Hearing that, his heart was startled, he looked around, only to see countless people all mocking and laughing at him.
“Kid, if you want to meet Young Master Wang, then queue up.”
“Slowly wait. Heh.”
Two of the young men laughed and told him.
Su Yun did not say anything.
Just then, the grey robed servant took out an order badge and gave it to Su Yun.
“Young master, you are number 481, so please wait patiently! When someone calls out for the number, when it is your turn, you can then meet our family Young master.”
Su Yun: “….”
He was in their home, so how could he not listen? But it seemed that the beggar was right, Young Master Wang should be a good person, if not, not many people would come and find him.
Su Yun returned to his purple horned beast, quietly sizing up the group of people, and realised that there was a small group of people dressed comparatively poorer, they were gathered together at the back, maintaining a distance from the young masters and misses.
Just then, the big door of the Wang Residence opened by a small crack, and following that, a servant ran out and shouted: “Can number 311 please enter the residence!”
“Hehe, it is my turn!”
A fat figured man laughed, holding his badge he ran in.
311? So many people ahead of me?
Seems like it will be a long time. Su Yun sighed, and then sat crossed legged, and meditated on his Qi.
“See, what is that idiot doing over there?”
“Is he cultivating? Heh, he isn’t afraid of losing face!”
“Brother Li, ignore him, we are people with status, how can we be grouped with those ordinary people?”
A few young masters all whispered and muttered to one another, then began to place their attention back onto the pretty ladies.
Su Yun ears quickly became peaceful, and he quickly immersed into meditation.
He was currently at the sixth stage of the Spirit Soul Realm, the amount of Spirit Essence he had broke through the 50 thousand mark, rushing straight to the 100 thousand mark. The Profound Spirit Qi in his body was like a vast ocean, no sides and no horizon, while the Monarch Occult Force was the core of the ocean. It controlled of the Profound Spirit Qi, giving vigor to the ocean.
To have such a feeling at the sixth stage of the Spirit Soul Realm, Su Yun wondered what what state he would be in in the later stages of cultivation.
Su Yun thought about it.
“Can number 481 please enter the residence!!!”
Just then, the shouting came out again.
Su Yun opened his eyes, stood up, and walked over.
“You’re number 481?” The servant asked.
Su Yun nodded, and showed his badge.
The servant saw it, exposing a smile on his face and politely said: “Young master, please follow me in, my young master is in the training grounds waiting for you!”
Su Yun nodded his head and entered the Prince’s mansion.