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Zhuang Chong Yuan nodded, then waved. Two more people appeared. They were both young princes. One of them was wearing a blue robe, looking handsome and smart, almost like a woman. Xiao Chuan, standing behind Xiao Hun, nearly started drooling.
The other young man was wearing a black robe and looked like Zhuang Chong Yuan. Lin Feng remained calm and unhurried. The young man in black clothes was Zhuang Chong Yuan’s son. He was probably going to participate in the competition to become a Leader.
“He’s my second brother’s only son, Zhuang Zhong. This is my only son, Zhuang Tang,” said Zhuang Chong Yuan, introducing the young man in blue clothes. The one in black clothes was his son, Zhuang Tang. The two young men were going to participate in the competition.
If it had been in the past, he would have thought that only Zhuang Ling Xiao was suitable to be the future Leader of Jun Hall, but now that Lin Feng had shown up, Jun Hall had to think about it. The situation was getting more and more complicated for Zhuang Ling Xiao.
Zhuang Zhong and Zhuang Tang were both cannon fodder and stepping stones for the others. They were suitable future Leaders.
“You four, come here and stand there,” Zhuang Chong Yuan said to the four boys. Zhuang Ling Xiao and the woman walked to the center of the room. Zhuang Zhong and Zhuang Tang were standing in the center together, near Zhuang Ling Xiao.
Zhuang Ling Yun walked away from Lin Feng, and stopped near Zhuang Ling Xiao. Zhuang Ling Xiao and Zhuang Ling Yun were at the front, Zhuang Tang and Zhuang Zhong were behind. Zhuang Ling Xiao looked at Zhuang Ling Yun mockingly. Poor little Zhuang Ling Yun!
“Unruly little brat! Stand in line!” the woman shouted at Zhuang Ling Yun. She couldn’t let that little tramp stand next to her son.
“He can stand wherever he wants. Since when are there rules about where people can stand? If there were such rules, you wouldn’t be standing here. You’re just a woman, a housewife, and you’re here talking to men!” Lin Feng spoke down to her. The woman looked grim, but she didn’t dare contradict him. She clenched her fists and tried to control her anger.
Zhuang Chong Huan glanced at Lin Feng and then at the four children. He said, “You four are going to compete to become the next Leader of Jun Hall. Ling Yun and Ling Xiao are both fortunetellers. Zhuang Zhong and Zhuang Tang are weapon experts, so they have an advantage.”
“Use your trump cards to show us what you can do. The jury is composed of me and the third Leader, as well as the four Eminent Scholars,” said Zhuang Chong Huan, pointing to Zhuang Chong Yuan standing next to him, then over at the four Eminent Scholars. All of them were Earthly Godly Ancestors, but they weren’t qualified to attack an Overlord because they were extremely ordinary Earthly Godly Ancestors. They would never be able to compete to become Overlords in this life.
“Zhuang Tang, come here,” said Zhuang Chong Huan. He couldn’t call Zhuang Ling Xiao or Zhuang Ling Yun first because either Lin Feng or Xiao Hun would complain, so he called Zhuang Tang first.
Zhuang Tang walked up to him, drawing a two-meter-long black and white sword out of his robe. It was made using extremely resistant and sharp materials from Shen Hai Mo Lin. They were perfect for a high quality Godly Ancestor weapon.
“This sword is called Great Tantalum! It’s made using the best materials you can find in Shen Hai Mo Lin. It’s been refined at a temperature of a hundred thousand degrees for three years, three months, and three days. That’s how it became a Godly Ancestor weapon,” said Zhuang Tang, introducing his weapon. He let go of it in midair, where it started floating. Zhuang Chong Huan reached for the sword and grabbed it.
He made some cutting motions, and the sword emitted fainter cries. The air turned bitterly cold in the great palace.
“As expected, it’s a good sword! If Jun Hall had you as a Leader, they would become even more skilled in the craft of making weapons,” said Zhuang Chong Huan, smiling in satisfaction. He tossed the sword to Zhuang Chong Yuan. Zhuang Chong Yuan knew his son was good at making weapons, so he just handed the four Eminent Scholars the sword.
The four old men inspected the sword, then attacked a hundred-meter high pillar. Black and white marks appeared on the pillar, and was cut into two. Many people were astonished.
Lin Feng was also interested in that sword. He didn’t know which sword was better, his Godly Battle Sword or that sword? Precisely as Lin Feng was thinking about that, the Godly Battle Sword started shaking in his ring. It was telling Lin Feng, Don’t humiliate me!
The Great Tantalum sword was a good sword. It wanted to compete with the Godly Battle Sword, but not yet. A few years later, maybe. The Godly Battle Sword had been created by Leader Jing Rui, and was an Overlord weapon. It hadn’t been made by a Great Supreme God.
The four Eminent Scholars inspected it. Zhuang Chong Huan gave the sword back to Zhuang Tang, then he shouted to Zhuang Zhong, “Zhuang Zhong, display your strength!”
“I brought a crystal,” said Zhuang Zhong. He had been waiting for this moment, and Zhuang Chong Huan finally called him! He took out a golden crystal the size of a thumb. It was dazzling. Everybody felt lost in the golden lights.
Everybody felt carefree and happy. It was like the golden light world could make people’s pure Qi more powerful.
That crystal is powerful, thought Lin Feng.
“It’s called Three Light Beams of Illumination! It is made of the purest pure Qi possible. It took four years and four months to make it. This crystal can be used three times. It lets people who have no pure Qi left refill their pure Qi!” declared Zhuang Zhong.
The woman shouted impatiently, “Alright! Enough! Zhuang Zhong, go back!”
“I…” Zhuang Zhong frowned. He was furious.
He wanted to say something else but the woman stopped him. She shouted, “You’ve said enough! Let others speak too. If we let you speak longer than the others, it wouldn’t be fair,” said the woman angrily. She couldn’t release her anger on Lin Feng, so she released her anger on Zhuang Zhong.
Zhuang Zhong looked grim and clenched his fists. He wanted to insult the sly bitch! But he controlled his anger. His father wasn’t in Jun Hall for the time being, so he couldn’t afford to humiliate her. He bowed hand over fist and replied coldly, “Understood.”
“Next one, Ling Xiao,” said the woman, pointing to her son and smiling, wickedly proud.
Zhuang Chong Huan wished he could slap her. She was going too far. Wasn’t she afraid it would be a problem if Zhuang Ling Xiao became the next Leader?
He sighed helplessly; he had to follow the right order after all, and it was Zhuang Ling Xiao’s turn indeed. So he looked at his son and asked, “Ling Xiao, display your strength or a weapon you made.”
“Alright, father,” said Zhuang Ling Xiao, smiling confidently. He walked to the center of the room, everybody watching him. He took out a long black stick. There were many marks on it. It was made of a black material and it looked rather fearsome.
Everybody, including Zhuang Ling Yun, couldn’t help but look startled when they saw it. Zhuang Chong Huan was pleasantly surprised and shouted happily, “The Qian Gua of the Ancient Times?”
“As expected, it’s the Qian Gua of the Ancient Times! It’s the ancient Qian Gua our Ancestors used!” Zhuang Chong Yuan looked astonished, touched, and moved. That precious treasure had disappeared from Jun Hall for a long time. All the fortune tellers of old kept it within their circle.
However, Jun Hall had only had three fortune tellers. The first one was Zhuang Chong Quan, the second Leader of Jun Hall and Zhuang Zhong’s father. He was half a Great Master in Fortune Telling, he could predict the future within a hundred years.
The two others were Zhuang Chong Huan’s sons, Zhuang Ling Xiao and Zhuang Ling Yun. They were both rivals, but they both had different advantages. But because Zhuang Ling Xiao was backed up by his mother and her clan, people considered Zhuang Ling Yun a little bastard and put him aside.
Even if he was a fortune teller, nobody attached importance to him. When he was five years old, he was expelled from Jun Hall. If Huang Xu Tian hadn’t been there, he would have died a long time ago!
Zhuang Ling Xiao was surprised. He hadn’t thought that one of the best Godly Ancestor weapons of all time would reappear. Zhuang Ling Xiao had the Qian Gua of the Ancient Times!
“Yes, the Qian Gua of the Ancient Times is a good item. I think nobody has anything to say, right?” said Zhuang Chong Huan, smiling and looking at the crowd, but more particularly at Lin Feng and the four Eminent Scholars.
The four Eminent Scholars nodded in satisfaction. They had seen their ancestors use the Qian Gua of the Ancient Times, so they knew how incredible it was. Since Zhuang Ling Xiao had it, he had to be the next Leader of Jun Hall. Since the old ancestors seemed to have spoken, who could contradict them?
Leader Xiao Hun smiled. He felt confident that he had succeeded already. If Zhuang Ling Xiao became the new Leader of Jun Hall, Xiao Hun Hall and Jun Hall would be allies and would shake the entire World of Battles. They wouldn’t be under Ancestor Nü’s jurisdiction anymore, either!
He wanted to burst into laughter, but he controlled himself.
The woman smiled and said, “Alright, from now on, Ling Xiao is the first successor of Jun Hall’s Leader’s position, everybody can congratulate him!”
“Indeed! Indeed! Ling Xiao is the new Leader!”
“Ling Xiao will make Jun Hall reach the clouds!”
“We accept Ling Xiao as our new Leader!”
All the Eminent Scholars and elders expressed their approval. Now if nothing unexpected happened, Zhuang Ling Xiao was going to become the next Leader. It was the logical outcome.
Those people smiled cruelly and evilly. It was unfair for Zhuang Ling Yun. Jun Hall really didn’t think highly of Ling Yun, it seemed. Even if he tried to compete, what was the point?
-Forget it. Just forget it! In the future, Ling Yun can become the Leader of the Region of the Eight Corners. Jun Hall? They can go and fuck themselves!-
Lin Feng was disappointed. Zhuang Ling Yun ground his teeth, but controlled himself and didn’t cry. He just walked back to Lin Feng and grabbed Lin Feng’s sleeve. He felt sad and humiliated. Lin Feng patted his head gently.
“My little boy, don’t cry. When we go back, I’ll announce that you’ll be the next Leader of the Region of the Eight Corners. You’ll rule over the whole territory of the Region of the Eight Corners!”
Suddenly, the whole crowd stopped laughing. Zhuang Chong Huan’s face reddened. He looked at Lin Feng furiously.
Everybody looked at Lin Feng silently!