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What to do? What to do? What to do?
This was the only thought in Profound Calm Zongzi’s mind. He knew he wouldn’t be able to beat Luo Yunyang. During the Hong Meng Sacred Hall selection, even his own sect’s Almighty wouldn’t be able to do anything against Luo Yunyang.
Was he going to lose the most important opportunity in his life because of Luo Yunyang? No. That absolutely couldn’t happen!
As these thoughts went through Profound Calm Zongzi’s mind, he realized that the only person in this vast world that could help him was Luo Yunyang.
Profound Calm Zongzi found this conclusion laughable. However, he truly believed that was the only way.
As long as Luo Yunyang was willing to let him off and end the match in a draw, Profound Calm Zongzi could be saved from this terrifying elimination.
However, what did he have that could get Luo Yunyang to help him?
After hesitating for some time, Profound Calm Zongzi finally gritted his teeth and started using his identity within Hong Meng Realm to contact Luo Yunyang.
This was the only thing Profound Calm Zongzi could do under the current circumstances. However, he had never expected that Luo Yunyang would actually accept when Profound Calm Zongzi reached out to him.
The two appeared in a tiny space within Hong Meng Sacred Hall. Profound Calm Zongzi felt gloomy as he watched the smiling Luo Yunyang. How could this fellow be like a chameleon that always gave people fake smiles? Profound Calm Zongzi had the urge to punch out and shatter that smiling face of his.
However, deep down, his helpless self knew that he wasn’t Luo Yunyang’s match. Furthermore, he still had to ask Luo Yunyang for something.
“Luo Yunyang, did you arrange this match?” Profound Calm Zongzi said as he took a deep breath.
Luo Yunyang gazed at Profound Calm Zongzi without concealing his smile. “Not bad.”
Profound Calm Zongzi really had the urge to smash his fist into that repulsive person’s smug face. Because of Luo Yunyang, Profound Calm Zongzi had become the most unwelcome person on the Eternal Sacred Mountain.
Once, when Eternal Sacred Mountain Sect Master had flown into a rage, he had pointed and cursed at him.
Profound Calm Zongzi could never forget all these things. He had sworn to himself many times that he would definitely make him pay.
“Why did you do it?” Although Profound Calm Zongzi knew that he was being a little foolish, he couldn’t help blurting this out.
“I just don’t like you. Is that a good enough reason?” Luo Yunyang smirked at Profound Calm Zongzi.
Profound Calm Zongzi inhaled deeply. He was unable to deal with Luo Yunyang. Right now, all he could do was stare at Luo Yunyang furiously.
“Do you know that you are destroying my path?”
Luo Yunyang eyed Profound Calm Zongzi and said calmly, “Don’t pretend. If you had such an opportunity, I’m sure you wouldn’t hesitate either.”
Profound Calm Zongzi fell silent when he heard this.
He wouldn’t have hesitated if he could have defeated Luo Yunyang. Fairness or anything else really wouldn’t have mattered.
“If we had a tie, we would both enter the last match.” Profound Calm Zongzi took a deep breath before continuing. “If you have any conditions, I will do my best to meet them.”
Although Profound Calm Zongzi put on a calm face, his heart was thumping like mad.
He was worried that Luo Yunyang would extort him for all that he had. However, at the same time, he was also worried that Luo Yunyang might reject his offer.
“Oh, looks like you are rather confident. In that case, you just have to give me a copy of the Eternal, Buddha, and Immeasurable Divine Scriptures. If you do, I will end the match with you in a tie.”
Luo Yunyang flashed a bright smile at Profound Calm Zongzi.
Profound Calm Zongzi knew that Luo Yunyang was greedy, but he had never imagined that Luo Yunyang’s requests would actually be that excessive!
Even Profound Calm Zongzi had only seen one of the three Divine Scriptures before.
“Luo Yunyang, these conditions are too much,” said Profound Calm Zongzi after taking a deep breath.
His eyes were gleaming with fury.
Luo Yunyang glanced at Profound Calm Zongzi and said calmly, “I never harbored any hope that you would agree. Your three Divine Scriptures might be great, but I believe that I will have even more choices after entering Hong Meng Sacred Hall.”
By this point, Luo Yunyang’s virtual body was already starting to fade away. Profound Calm Zongzi wished to call out to Luo Yunyang but couldn’t bring himself to do so.
The Three Great Divine Scriptures were the Three Era Supreme Sect’s ultimate treasures. During all his years of training, Profound Calm Zongzi had learned that the Three Great Divine Scriptures couldn’t be imparted to outsiders.
However, if copies of the Three Great Divine Scriptures weren’t given to Luo Yunyang, Profound Calm Zongzi would lose this opportunity.
Hong Meng Sacred Hall could help Profound Calm Zongzi surpass Heavenly Venerates. Without Hong Meng Sacred Hall’s grooming, Profound Calm Zongzi might not even become a peak Heavenly Venerate.
Exchange! Every man for himself, and the devil take the hindmost.
However, as Profound Calm Zongzi gritted his teeth and made his decision, he had to face another problem. He simply didn’t have the Three Great Divine Scriptures.
He didn’t even have the complete Buddha Divine Scripture he was cultivating.
After hesitating for a moment, Profound Calm Zongzi ultimately headed to the cave abode of his master. He knew his own master would have some say in whether this could happen or not.
Buddha Sacred Mountain Sect Master didn’t speak up straight away upon hearing his disciple’s words. Instead, he gazed at Profound Calm Zongzi. “Don’t you think we should come to a compromise with Luo Yunyang regarding this?”
This question made beads of perspiration drip down Profound Calm Zongzi’s forehead.
In his opinion, he felt that they should. However, what exactly was his master’s stance? Why was he asking in this manner?
Profound Calm Zongzi finally gritted his teeth and replied, “I believe we should in this case.”
Profound Calm Zongzi’s back was drenched in sweat as he said this. After all, the sect’s Three Great Scriptures would be given in exchange.
A faint smile appeared on the face of Buddha Sacred Mountain Sect Master. This smile made Profound Calm Zongzi feel more at ease.
“The sect’s Divine Scriptures are very important. It could even be said that these three supreme divine scriptures are amongst the foundations of the Three Era Supreme Sect.”
“However, have you ever thought that, beyond scriptures, what is most important is people? Without the support of the Patriarch, the Three Era Supreme Sect would have never reached this level.”
“Thus, compared to the scriptures, it is more important that you become a person that can support the Three Era Supreme Sect.”
At this point, Buddha Sacred Mountain Sect Master lowered his voice. “Go tell Luo Yunyang that the Three Era Supreme Sect agrees to his conditions. However, those three scriptures can only be viewed by him.”
Profound Calm Zongzi actually had prepared many arguments to try convincing his master. However, there was no longer any need, as his master had agreed right away.
“Thank you, Master!”
Profound Calm Zongzi bade him farewell. Buddha Sacred Mountain Sect Master sighed softly as he watched his disciple leaving, not because he felt pity, but because his disciple would be facing the might of a little thief that he didn’t think very highly off.
I hope Profound Calm doesn’t disappoint me.. .
During the third round of the selection matches, Luo Yunyang attracted a lot of attention. The opponent Luo Yunyang had picked, Profound Calm Zongzi, was a really unfortunate chap in most people’s opinion. He’d actually had an opportunity to get into Hong Meng Sacred Hall. However, now that he had been selected, this opportunity would be gone. Many people felt sympathetic just thinking about it.
However, while Luo Yunyang and Profound Calm Zongzi fought intensely, the final result was a tie.
Anyone could tell that Luo Yunyang had gone easy on his opponent. However, Hong Meng Sacred Hall acknowledged this result.
As the third round of matches ended, the elimination of the first three rounds was considered concluded. The geniuses that would be proceeding to the next round of matches wouldn’t relax yet.
Many people would still be eliminated from the selection in the following matches, and every single genius that had reached this point definitely didn’t want to be eliminated.
At the moment, Luo Yunyang was at the virtual announcement center in the Hong Meng Realm. The reason he hadn’t left was because he was waiting for a result.
Actually, many others were waiting for a result like Luo Yunyang. Although they were all top individuals, many of them currently appeared somewhat apprehensive.
That’s right. They were apprehensive.
This was because, according to the rules, the name list of the people directly entering Hong Meng Sacred Hall would be announced next.
This name list generally only included six people!
As long as the people that entered this name list didn’t die, they practically would have half a chance of becoming an entity that surpassed Heavenly Venerates.
Anyone capable of making this name list was recognized as an unrivaled supreme entity!
Actually, even top-tier geniuses had an extremely small chance of entering this name list.
Thus, this name list was called the Hong Meng Heaven Roll!
“Luo Yunyang, you shouldn’t have gone easy during the third round. Although I know that you will gain many benefits, doing so would make you lose the chance of making the Hong Meng Heaven Roll,” a beautiful lady that walked gracefully to Luo Yunyang’s side said.
Luo Yunyang didn’t know who this lady was, so he smiled at her and replied, “Thank you. Even if I can’t get on the Hong Meng Heaven Roll, I will just have to fight my way into Hong Meng Sacred Hall. I think it shouldn’t be too difficult!”
Although Luo Yunyang hadn’t spoken too loudly, many people who were waiting in the hall just like him had heard his words. However, no one said much.
“It’s here!” someone suddenly exclaimed.