The nail looked like a shooting star as it penetrated the wall forcefully.
As Luo Yunyang was controlling the nail, a dense, cold feeling flickered throughout his body.
The instant the nail drove into the wall, an indescribable exhaustion swept over him and flooded his mind. Given the circumstances, he had to adjust his attributes back to their original state.
How tiring! As soon as Luo Yunyang formed those two words in his mind, he fell asleep.
As he was sleeping comfortably, he suddenly heard a knock on his door. Although he didn't want to, Luo Yunyang opened his eyes.
Suddenly, he felt a wave of freshness go through his body.
"Yunyang, wake up! Look at the time! Why haven't you gotten up yet?" Zhu Yan chuckled as he walked in with a portion of breakfast.
Although Luo Yunyang's Mind Attribute wasn't high at the moment, it was still way more powerful than the average person's. He glanced at Zhu Yan and grinned.
"What are you smiling at? That's really weird!" After yesterday's experiences, Zhu Yan and Luo Yunyang's relationship had improved by leaps and bounds.
"You have to take care of your body, especially in the presence of a beautiful woman!" Luo Yunyang snickered.
"You rascal!" Zhu Yan patted Luo Yunyang's shoulder as he said, "You are still too young. There are lots of temptations in the world. I would advise you to get a little older before you give in to them. Alright, go ahead and wash up. We'll talk about which army you should join afterwards." Zhu Yan walked out of the room as he was speaking.
He was walking rather urgently. Luo Yunyang could tell that he was anxious to change the topic.
After he washed his face quickly, Luo Yunyang's gaze landed on the wall. There were many holes in it, but the one created by the nail looked extra conspicuous.
My Mind Power can kill!
Luo Yunyang opened the attribute regulator in his mind. This had already become a new habit of his. The panel appeared along with the numbers.
There weren't any changes to his Power and Speed, but his Mind had increased by 0.1. Although this could be considered an improvement, it was still not good enough.
When he got back, he would need to cultivate properly.
Among the food Zhu Yan had brought was a piece of meat Luo Yunyang didn't recognize. When he ate it, his stomach suddenly felt warm.
It wasn't Golden Deer Meat. This meat contained even more energy than Golden Deer Meat.
The best choice would naturally be to cultivate and absorb all this energy, but there weren't any places to cultivate in Chang'an City.
"Have you decided where you want to go?" Zhu Yan had already calmed down and poured himself a cup of tea.
Luo Yunyang believed that his choices were not too bad. Deep in his heart though, he had an impulse.
The Royal Forest Military.
Luo Yunyang knew why he had that impulse. It was not because the Royal Forest Military's terms were the best. The reason was Ji Tian!
These sort of thoughts were shameful. That's what Luo Yunyang told himself.
"I haven't thought about it yet!" he lied.
"Actually, everyone's terms are more or less the same." Zhu Yan chuckled. "You can state your own terms now. For example, you can ask for cultivating resources, family benefits, and other things."
Luo Yunyang had also thought of these things, but he didn't understand them well enough. If he asked for his most basic needs to be met, then the conditions Ji Tian had offered would satisfy them all.
"You have to help me think, Big Brother Zhu. I don't even know what I want."
Zhu Yan glanced at Luo Yunyang's sincere expression. He hesitated for a moment before he said, "Then I will give you some advice, Yunyang. If you want C-rank elite treatment, these are the best terms you could ask for. However, you comprehended a trace of Martial God Luo Kai's true intent, which means that your potential isn't ordinary. Because of this, you can ask for more. You should ask for B-rank elite treatment!"
Zhu Yan extended a finger as he added firmly, "B-rank elites and C-rank elites are treated differently. B-rank elites are allocated 800,000 dayuan per month just for cultivation resources!"
Zhu Yan couldn't help but salivate when he mentioned the 800,000 dayuan. He was working himself to death, yet the amount of money he got every month was only 500,000 dayuan.
One could buy Donglu Town with this much money. However, when one used it for cultivating, it was only a cup of water against a raging fire. It was just too little.
"This isn't even the important part. There are also certain special items that only B-rank or higher ranks of elites can purchase."
Luo Yunyang nodded. These past few days he had been reading up on how operations in the Da Alliance were set up and he had found out that there was quite a big difference between B-rank and C-rank elites.
"You are right, Big Brother Zhu."
Zhu Yan raised his second finger and added, "There's also housing. Housing in Chang'an City."
As he spoke, Zhu Yan pointed to a tall building with at least 30 storeys in the distance and asked, "Do you know how much an apartment costs here?"
"How much?" Luo Yunyang had spent 20,000 dayuan to purchase a house with a garden a few days ago, so he didn't think housing was that expensive.
"100 square feet cost 60 million!" Zhu Yan felt his teeth hurt as he said this.
Luo Yunyang felt as if he had taken a heavy blow to the head. As he looked at that tall, crammed-up building, he couldn't believe his ears.
60 million? Even if he became a B-rank elite, he would have to go 10 years without food and water in order to buy such a house.
It seemed like the best option for B-rank elites was to cultivate!
"Why?" Luo Yunyang asked foolishly.
"He he Wealth has a price, but life is priceless!" Zhu Yan said softly. "That's all there is to it."
Life was priceless. Luo Yunyang nodded. He was in Chang'an City, a safe place constructed out of steel alloy.
No one knew when those shocking source beasts would cross the borders. Donglu Town certainly didn't have the ability to defend itself.
"These two factors are the most important. You can think about the rest yourself. There's no need to overthink this, but you shouldn't take it too lightly either."
Luo Yunyang sat alone for quite some time and went over the terms and conditions by writing them down on a piece of paper. This time, he raised his Mind Attribute to the max.
When his Mind Attribute was this high, his IQ was just as high.
As he thought about the standards of a B-rank elite, Luo Yunyang listed five terms. Among those were the two that Zhu Yan had mentioned. The other three were added by Luo Yunyang himself.
He wanted his mother to have a stable job at a bank and his sister to receive the best education in Chang'an City. He also wanted a vial of restoration medicine.
This medicine would be for his mother. The Da Alliance had a big demand for it, but absolutely no supply. This medicine could heal most human wounds and injuries.
Zhu Yan nodded his head faintly when he saw Luo Yunyang's listed terms. His already favorable impression of him improved once again.
"I will pass on your terms to Lee Xiaoyong and the others. I think Lee Xiaoyong will be the easiest to convince." Zhu Yan chuckled. "If that fellow doesn't manage to recruit you, he will die an early death. It's only five conditions. They should all be able to agree to them."
Just as Zhu Yan had predicted, each of the armies that wanted to recruit Luo Yunyang replied that they agreed to his terms.
Ji Tian and a few others also listed all sorts of smaller things they could offer. Although these things were not amazing, they still had some kind of appeal.
Everyone sent their terms through their communication devices. Only one person came over personally.
That person was Lee Xiaoyong.
Lee Xiaoyong, who was a greasy man with a plump face, looked a little haggard. His eyes were bloodshot.
Although Zhu Yan didn't have a good impression of him, he was still shocked when he saw Lee Xiaoyong's appearance.
As Zhu Yan opened his mouth to speak, Lee Xiaoyong slammed his hand on the table and snarled at him, "You are not allowed to talk!"
His action gave Zhu Yan a scare.
Although he didn't think much of Lee Xiaoyong, he still didn't wish to provoke him in his current state.
"Here, look at this!" Lee Xiaoyong stared at Luo Yunyang with his bloodshot eyes, as though they were old foes. Then, he set a box down on the table heavily.
Luo Yunyang hadn't even looked at the box yet, when Zhu Yan's eyes widened. He glanced at Lee Xiaoyong in disbelief.
"This is grade-two body-forging medicine!" Zhu Yan's voice was a little hoarse.
Lee Xiaoyong huffed, which caused his face to become even uglier. "At least you have decent eyesight, you brat. That's right, it is grade-two body-forging medicine. Join the Rising Dragon Army's elite class, boy, and this will be yours!"
Lee Xiaoyong tried to look slightly happy as he said this, but his face looked tortured.
"This is made for A-rank eilites. Do you know how much of my own savings I had to spend for this thing? Damn it!" Lee Xiaoyong cursed loudly.
Although Luo Yunyang's Mind Attribute wasn't boosted, his normal attributes were already higher than the average person's, so he could sense that Lee Xiaoyong was on the verge of crumbling.
The man's mental state was no longer normal.
Luo Yunyang didn't know how much grade-two body-forging medicine cost, but Zhu Yan, who clearly knew, exclaimed, "Okay, Chief Lee! If you put it that way, how can Luo Yunyang not join the Rising Dragon Army? He wanted to join the Rising Dragon Army in the first place!"
Lee Xiaoyong looked at Zhu Yan and then swept his gaze over Luo Yunyang before finally taking a deep breath.
He fished a file out of his pocket and told Luo Yunyang, "Sign this. After you do, you will be a member of the Rising Dragon Army."
Luo Yunyang stared at the file. It was an enlistment document. At the top of the paper, where the official seal was supposed to be, was an image of a huge green dragon.
Luo Yunyang shot a glance at Zhu Yan before he signed his name on it. When Lee Xiaoyong got the enlistment document, his entire body relaxed. He didn't take a second glance at Luo Yunyang. He just turned to leave.
"Ha ha ha You made a really good deal. Do you know how much this vial of grade-two body-forging medicine costs?" Zhu Yan looked at Luo Yunyang with a fervent look in his eyes.