Chapter 805: Ran Yu
Gloom began to cast dark shades over Yang Zishan's face.
He had previously said that meals had to be eaten one bite at a time, and how one had to take one step at a time on every journey. He was planning on proceeding forward in an orderly fashion through cultivation to vie for a chance at entering the Heaven Fire Hall, winning the right to trample on Yi Yun.
But now, before he even made his first move to enter the Heaven Fire Hall, Yi Yun had already been selected for the Luo Divine Hall trials. This was something many Heaven Fire Hall disciples had no chance of!
He was still taking one step at a time, but he could no longer see Yi Yun's back. How far was one stride of Yi Yun’s?
Yi Yun was just slightly better than he was in the Fire Spirit Palace and had snatched a plume of fire from him. That shouldn't be enough for him to participate in the Luo Divine Hall trial, right?
At this moment, there was a hubbub around the notice board. There were also quite a number of Heaven Fire Hall disciples present who were complaining.
There was no need to talk about the Earth Fire Hall disciples since they had did not even qualify to join the Luo Divine Hall trials. However, the Heaven Fire Hall disciples had the chance, but now, their chance had been snatched by someone.
A Heaven Fire Hall disciple said to his page, "Do a check and find out who this Yi Yun is!"
"There's no need to check. If I'm not wrong, this Yi Yun is a newly recruited disciple, brought in by Luo Fengling. Just a month ago, he was Luo Fengling's steward disciple on Mt. Fengling. He recently passed the exam to enter the Earth Fire Hall!"
Yang Zishan suddenly spoke out. As he looked at the notice, his gaze appeared as though he wanted to eat up Yi Yun's name.
The appearance of Yi Yun's name on the board made him feel a sense of defeat.
He still had hopes of chasing Yi Yun, but now, how was he able to catch up?
"Earth Fire Hall? Steward disciple? Are you sure?"
As in the butterfly effect, a single rock could similarly stir up a tsunami. Yang Zishan's words attracted the attention of many. A man with a scroll in hand stepped forward and asked Yang Zishan in a soft-spoken manner.
This fair-skinned man who was dressed in an azure colored robe had fine facial features. His eyebrows were like a pair of swords and his eyes were long and slender. On the two corners of his eyes, there were three fish scales on his temples.
This was not an incomplete human manifestation, but a symbol of the Xushui royal clan! The Xushui clan was subordinated to the Luo clan, but the Luo clan had conferred the title of king to the Xushui clan.
In the Ten Thousand Fey Empyrean Heaven, there were three major Fey race categories — Heaven Fey, Earth Fey and Ancient Fey. The Xushui clan belonged to the Heaven Fey, just like the Luo clan.
The Heaven Fey was considered a higher form of existence in the Fey race. Noble blood of primordial Fey flowed in their bodies. There was a chance of awakening it, and once it was awoken, their powers would improve rapidly. And even if it was unawakened, they were still far more powerful than ordinary Fey.
Xushui was an ancient family clan in the Luo clan. During the foundation of the Luo clan's empire, Xushui had made huge contributions, allowing them to be conferred the title of kings that could be passed down through the generations.
The young man in front of Yang Zishan may not be the crown prince nurtured by the Xushui clan, but he too had the royal bloodline, which was enough proof of his noble status.
Someone in the crowd suddenly exclaimed. The young man with the scales near his temples was Ran Yu from the Xushui clan.
The Luo Divine Hall trial's notice had the following as the top three — "Tian Shi, Ran Yu, Gu Luo"!
In the Fire Cloud State, Tian Shi was the strongest without a doubt. And after him was Ran Yu and Gu Luo. It was difficult to tell which was stronger!
But in recent times, Ran Yu had increasing momentum, making him appear stronger. Hence, the notice which was likely ranked according to strength, hinted at this conclusion by placing Ran Yu ahead of Gu Luo!
However, Yi Yun, who was ranked last, had received the attention of second place, Ran Yu.
"Why is Ran Yu here? When did he come?"
For a famous figure like Ran Yu, nearly every disciple in the entire Fire Cloud State's Heaven Fire Hall and Earth Fire Hall knew of him. His appearance would have long created a stir.
Only when Yang Zishan mentioned of Yi Yun's identity did anyone notice him. That implied that Ran Yu did not want others to notice him.
Although Ran Yu was here, he had used certain means to prevent others from detecting his presence despite standing in the crowd.
This method was indeed amazing.
"Indeed, Senior Brother Ran Yu likes peace and quiet. He does not like being place on a pedestal all the time. He used certain means to prevent us from discovering him."
A Earth Fire Hall girl who was in her twenties looked at Ran Yu from afar while her face blushed red. Ran Yu was of noble birth and strong, so he was naturally favored by young girls.
"If the Yi Yun on the notice is the Yi Yun I know, then whatever I said is true."
Yang Zishan nodded and said. He was feeling quite a lot of pressure in front of Ran Yu. He's eccentricity was only worth anything in front of other Earth Fire Hall disciples. He was nothing compared to Ran Yu who was both of superior birth and talent.
"Oh?" Ran Yu's sword-like brows pricked up. Yang Zishan swallowed a mouthful of saliva before saying, "Senior Brother Ran, you seem to pay a bit of attention to this Yi Yun? It is unknown how that kid managed to get on the list. It is already strange for Luo Fengling to get on it, now that even her steward disciple is on it, it's practically..."
Yang Zishan stopped mid-sentence. What he mentioned was indeed suspicious. What had happened?
"Senior Brother Ran is already on the name list, and the Luo Divine Hall trials would be naturally in the bag for you. Why are you inquiring about a trivial figure who had gotten dog-shit luck?" Yang Zishan probed.
Logically speaking, Ran Yu did not need to pay Yi Yun any mind, but since he was paying attention, Yang Zishan became interested. In Yang Zishan's point of view, regardless of what trick Yi Yun had used, since Yi Yun had managed to participate in the Luo Divine Hall trials, it was unrealistic for him to compete with Yi Yun. However, if Ran Yu was the one competing with Yi Yun, that would be completely different!
"Nothing much, I just thought that my younger brother would be on the list." Ran Yu said lightly. One could not tell if there was any trace of anger in his tone.
However, many people knew that Ran Yu took great care to protect his younger brother. Back when his brother entered the Heaven Fire Hall, Ran Yu's presence prevented his brother who was still weak to be messed with.
Later on, Ran Yu's brother cultivated in the Heaven Fire Hall for four decades so he had already fully matured. Now, with both brothers working hand in hand, they could rule the Heaven Fire Hall. If Tian Shi does not appear, who can challenge them!?
But now, Ran Yu's brother had been displaced. Furthermore, his brother's age had passed the age of sixty, so he could only participate in this year's Luo Divine Hall trials, and no longer the next!
In that case, how could Ran Yu feel at ease?
"So that's how it is!"
Upon hearing this, Yang Zishan felt elated! Yi Yun could have snatched anyone's spot, but for him to snatch Ran Yu's brother's spot, this was virtually offending the Xushui family!
"Senior Brother Ran, this Yi Yun must have used some despicable means to snatch Senior Brother Ran's brother's spot. This kid has always been very scheming..." Yang Zishan once again said to fan the flames of discord. But at this moment, Ran Yu gave Yang Zishan a cold glance. The glance caused Yang Zishan's heart to shrink as he felt like he had fallen into an ice cavern, he could not say a single word.
"I do not like that my brother's spot was displaced by others, but similarly, I do not like others trying to induce or arrange for me to do certain things."
Ran Yu took a deep glance at Yang Zishan before he turned around and disappeared, leaving Yang Zishan rooted to the spot and hands clammy. Just a moment ago, he felt like he had been eyed by a primordial powerful Fey. This Ran Yu was too terrifying!