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“Zhaoxing, it’s amazing that you were able to advance to the third level of the Sky Limit Path!” A scrawny middle-aged man praised him.
Although Xuantian Zhaoxing was a little proud of himself, the person in front was very important to him.
Therefore, he dared not appear too cocky in front of that person.
“Thank you, Uncle Master, for your praise!” Xuantian Zhaoxing said respectfully.
The middle-aged man gestured with his hand and said, “I am not praising you. I am telling the truth. If I had your strength, I would not have ended up in such an awkward situation. Right now, I can’t progress or decline.”
Can’t progress or decline?
Although the middle-aged man sounded rueful, Xuantian Zhaoxing was well aware of this person’s status.
Even though he wasn’t an Almighty, his position in Hong Meng Sacred Hall was only second to that of an Almighty.
“Uncle Master, you will definitely attain enlightenment eventually and become a supreme being,” Xuantian Zhaoxing said.
The middle-aged man coughed softly and replied, “It’s my dream to become an Almighty Yuan Venerate. However, I know that it’s unlikely.”
“Although there’s only half a step between me and an Almighty Yuan Venerate, it is very difficult to take this half step!”
Xuantian Zhaoxing didn’t really agree with what the middle-aged man was saying, yet he still listened respectfully.
“Do you know why only one group of outstanding geniuses were selected to train for one Yuanhui in Hong Meng Sacred Hall?” The thin middle-aged man suddenly changed the subject.
Xuantian Zhaoxing really didn’t know why. After pondering for a moment, he asked, “Is it because of the Divine Creation Disc? Or is it because there are not enough resources to train more people?”
“No, it’s not because of the Divine Creation Disc. It’s a supreme treasure and a foundation of the Human Race, so no one knows what its potential is.”
“And resources? Come on, what about resources? You would definitely be scared to death if you knew the total amount of resources our Human Race possesses!”
The thin middle-aged man continued to lament. “It is because of luck.”
Although the middle-aged man spoke in a solemn tone, Xuantian Zhaoxing appeared a little skeptical when he heard the word “luck”.
Xuantian Zhaoxing had never really cared about luck, as he believed that everything was determined by the individual, not the heavens!
One could control everything as long as they were strong enough.
Hence, he didn’t really believe the Uncle Master when he mentioned luck.
Yes, that’s right. He couldn’t believe that his Uncle Master had actually blamed everything on luck. This behavior itself was kind of degrading.
“Due to the Human Race’s luck, only one or two Almighties can be produced in a single Yuanhui. Hence, the three people from Hong Meng Sacred Hall…”
The middle-aged man suddenly stopped as if he had thought of something and swallowed his words.
Xuantian Zhaoxing was very curious. However, he also knew that he couldn’t know any secrets regarding these three people.
It wouldn’t do him any good if he overstepped his boundaries.
“Zhaoxing, you have to remember that if you win by a step in Hong Meng Sacred Hall, you’ll always be ahead by a step. However, if you’re slower by a step, you’ll forever be one step behind.”
“Even if you are super talented or very strong, it will be very difficult for you to become an Almighty once others have taken the lead and been enveloped by better luck.”
Upon speaking of that, the middle-aged man gestured with his arm and said with an unquestionable tone, “You have reached the peak of cultivation below a Heavenly Venerate. You have already gained all the benefits below a Heavenly Venerate, so the next step is becoming a Heavenly Venerate. Other people will have no way out if you take the initiative first!”
Xuantian Zhaoxing cupped his fists and said, “Uncle Master, please rest assured. I will definitely live up to your great trust. This time, I will certainly surpass the competitors and be the first to become a Heavenly Venerate.”
The scrawny middle-aged man smiled. Although he was about to speak, before he could say anything, his expression froze.
Xuantian Zhaoxing had always been fearful of his Uncle Master. Hence, his heart thumped harder than usual when he saw his Uncle Master looking stunned all of a sudden.
What had happened?
Xuantian Zhaoxing was wondering whether he should ask. However, before he could do that, a message popped up in his communication device and was transmitted to his mind immediately.
“A Zongzi has ascended to the fourth level of the Sky Limit Path!”
This news was like a thunderclap that struck Xuantian Zhaoxing’s heart hard. He had been able to break through the third level of the Sky Limit Path, so he naturally knew how tough it was.
It would have been nearly impossible for him to break through if it hadn’t been for his early preparation or the reminder and suggestions given to him by his Uncle Master…
Xuantian Zhaoxing’s first thought was that this news couldn’t be true. His second thought was: Who was that person?
“Have you heard the news?” the scrawny middle-aged man asked grimly.
“Uncle Master, this is impossible. How could anyone among us break through the fourth level? You should know that none of us has become a Heavenly Venerate yet.”
“Someone must be cheating,” Xuantian Zhaoxing said frantically.
“Wake up!” The middle-aged man gave Xuantian Zhaoxing a smack on his body before saying, “There should be no problem regarding this issue. After all, Hong Meng Sacred Hall doesn’t make any mistakes.”
After saying that, the middle-aged man added in a serious tone, “You must remember that you cannot underestimate anyone in the world. You might be the chosen one, but anyone who can enter this place is a chosen one. They are all great individuals in their respective Great Cosmoses.”
“Furthermore, you didn’t get to observe anyone else’s performance while viewing the Divine Creation Disc when you entered Hong Meng Sacred Hall. Someone’s performance this time was amazing, so that person probably gained a lot.”
“I always thought that person was you, but it seems that there is someone else.”
Xuantian Zhaoxing wasn’t happy when he heard that. However, he couldn’t refute the claim of his Uncle Master.
“You have to remember that you haven’t lost yet. Even if that person is dominant now, you still have a fighting chance!” The middle-aged man became slightly agitated as he added, “You must become a Heavenly Venerate as soon as possible!”
“This is the Purple Dragon’s Heart Blood that I’ve collected over the years. You will definitely receive great effects if you bathe your body in it. Don’t let me down!”
As Xuantian Zhaoxing took the porcelain vase handed by the scrawny middle-aged man, determination filled his face. “Uncle Master, don’t worry. I will definitely be the first to become a Heavenly Venerate.”
“Remember, this shouldn’t be a simple breakthrough. You have to follow the path of success and let yourself break through in the best possible condition.” There was a hint of caution in the voice of the skinny middle-aged man.
“I got it!”
Meanwhile, in a dilapidated ancient pagoda, Li Jiuyue was sitting cross-legged like a goddess, her palm playing with a small jade pendant.
“Someone actually broke through the fourth level of the Sky Limit Path. There’s a reward of one million Hong Meng Points for doing that. Who could it be? Xuantian Zhaoxing?”
Li Jiuyue immediately shook her head when she mumbled Xuantian Zhaoxing’s name. “That fool would never hide his name if he really broke through the fourth level of the Sky Limit Path.”
“If it’s not him, then who is it? Yin Yang Zongzi? He proclaimed himself the most tolerant person ever. I wonder if he could be able to tolerate this?”
“If it isn’t Yin Yang Zongzi, then who could this person be? Luo Yunyang?”
After going through the list of candidates in her mind, Li Jiuyue mumbled to herself, “It doesn’t matter who or what this is. This time, I’ll be the first to become a Heavenly Venerate, even if they’re in the lead for now.”
“In fact, I am already a half-step Heavenly Venerate. I just severed my cultivation for the big test this time.”
While mumbling to herself, Li Jiuyue began cultivating. The moonlight shining on her made her look really gorgeous.
Yin Yang Zongzi also received the news. Although he was in a lotus position, suddenly, his body was divided into two unconsciously. The two black-and-white bodies looked exactly like Yin Yang Zongzi. However, one of them appeared mighty and masculine, while the other looked peaceful and feminine.
“Luo Yunyang or Li Jiuyue. No matter who it is, I will surpass you! Taking the lead to become a Heavenly Venerate is one of the three most important opportunities one gets when entering Hong Meng Sacred Hall. I must not fall behind this time.”
After glancing at each other, the two identical bodies smiled at the same time before joining again.
This act immediately amplified the aura on Yin Yang Zongzi’s body by 10 times.
All 30 or so Zongzis each had their own thoughts. While they tried to guess who the anonymous person was, they also continued to work hard on their own cultivation.
They had to break through and become a Heavenly Venerate as soon as possible, thus seizing other new opportunities in Hong Meng Sacred Hall.
As they were working hard, in a corner of the outer hall of Hong Meng Sacred Hall, a figure who was cultivating alone began to spread some news again.
Must Kill: Xuantian Zhaoxing, Yin Yang Zongzi, Li Jiuyue!
Luo Yunyang didn’t care about what was happening as he kept training in seclusion. All he wanted to do was become a Heavenly Venerate.
Although Luo Yunyang had been able to defeat ordinary third-level Heavenly Venerates with his current cultivation, becoming an actual Heavenly Venerate was still completely different.
Heavenly Venerates were a whole new form of life compared to Universe-Grade martialists!
Luo Yunyang, who had felt under pressure after arriving at Hong Meng Sacred Hall, was equally eager to break through and become a Heavenly Venerate.