That same night, the Misty Rain Tower and the Lee family sent out notices at the same time. A yellow dog was wanted by them. Concurrently, the news about the Heavenly Sword Sect disciples arriving here in search of a dog spread as well.
When the news spread, the entire city was shocked. Everyone had a bad feeling about this. Who could have ever thought that such a huge city would be heated up like this because of a dog?
What kind of dog was this?
“This is too funny, I nearly died laughing! The Heavenly Sword Sect is one of the four big sects in the Qi Province, but their disciples are good for nothing. They pursued a dog for more than ten thousand miles, and they even caused such a sensation in the city.”
“This is one big joke. The disciples of Heavenly Sword Sect pursuing a dog, I bet this is no ordinary dog.”
“Of course it is an extraordinary dog. If it wasn’t, then why couldn’t the Heavenly Sword Sect disciples catch it after pursuing it for so long? But, I really wonder what this dog has done to make the disciples of the Heavenly Sword Sect so angry that they would chase it and cause such a sensation.”
At this moment, you couldn’t go anywhere in this city without hearing about this dog. This was unprecedented and a really big joke.
What was even more shocking was that the Lee family and the Yan family really sent out their men to search every corner of this city. They didn’t even dare neglect the tiniest corners.
At the same time, the Misty Rain Tower and the Lee family sent out another notice. The disciples of the Heavenly Sword Sect were going to have an examination for the young generation in the city. Those who wished to take the exam would need to show up at Origin Mountain tomorrow morning.
When the notice was sent out, it created another great disturbance once again.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Our Red city is isolated from the inner sections of the Qi Province due to Origin Mountain. Even if there were geniuses here, they wouldn’t have any chance to join one of those big sects in the Qi Province… But, now that the Heavenly Sword Sect disciples are here, they have given us a great opportunity.”
“We won’t ever have this kind of opportunity. If you are free, you should come take a look.”
“That’s right. Even if there was any available room, it would just all be grabbed by those of the Misty Rain Tower and Lee family. I’m sure that those who join this exam will all be from the Yan family or the Lee family. If there are some other young men joining, they must be from the families who are dependent on the big families. There won’t be any chance for ordinary people.”
The chattering about both matters didn’t stop. Today was a sleepless night for Red city. Both big families were preparing for tomorrow’s examination as well as searching for the dog in every single corner. Unfortunately, even though Red city was almost flipped over, they couldn’t even find a single yellow fur.
Within the Yan family, a group of young men were gathering. These men were all led by Yan Yang, and all of them were at the Qi Hai realm. They were all the talented men of the younger generation, and a few of them were from the families that depended on the Yan family. They had been called for even though they weren’t directly from the Yan family.
“Tomorrow’s exam is extremely important! Once you all enter Origin Mountain, you will need to cooperate with absolute sincerity. Do not lose to the Lee family!”
Yan Zhan Yun said. The Heavenly Sword Sect’s presence was a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.
The group of geniuses shouted together. They had high spirits and understood that this was not only an examination; this was also a fight between them and the Lee family.
Yan Zhan Yun turned around and looked at Jiang Chen, “Brother Jiang Chen, are you interested in this examination?”
“Not interested, but I’ll enter the mountain together with the others.”
Jiang Chen shrugged his shoulder. For such a low class examination, he really had no interest at all. But, he needed to enter Origin Mountain.
“Brother Jiang Chen, if that is the case, why don’t you pretend to be a man from a family who depends on the Yan family and join the exam with Yan Yang? Once you are inside the mountain range, I hope Brother Jiang Chen can take care of them.”
Yan Zhan Yun said. Everyone here knew what Jiang Chen was capable of. If he stayed together with Yan Yang and the rest, their chances of winning would be very high.
“Alright, that’s fine.”
Jiang Chen nodded his head. To him, none of this mattered.
“But, I am not sure if Lee Chang Ming will be joining or not. He has already broken through to the Mortal Core realm. If he decides to take the exam, the risk would be very high.”
Yan Zhan Yun expressed his worries.
“It’s surprising that Lee Chang Ming has broken through to the Mortal Core realm, exceeding my expectations. But, Mortal Core warriors shouldn’t be taking the exam together with the others as it is really unfair. I believe the trio from the Heavenly Sword Sect knows what to do.”
Yan Hong Tai said.
“I hope so.”
Yan Zhan Yun nodded in agreement.
The distance between Red city and Origin Mountain was more than a thousand miles. Therefore, those who wanted to take the exam had already started their journey and were rushing towards Origin Mountain.
A thousand mile distance was nothing for a Mortal Core warrior. He could easily cross a thousand miles if he ran for an hour with all his power. Those Qi Hai warriors, however, were unable to run that fast.
The search for the dog was still ongoing in the city. The men from the Lee family and Yan family who wanted to take part in the exam had already started their journey from different places and were using different paths. When the Yan family reached Origin Mountain, they met the Heavenly Sword Sect disciple trio who had been waiting for them there.
Yan Zhan Yun hurriedly greeted the trio when he saw them. He and another Yan family Mortal Core warrior had led the group of young men here.
“The men from the Lee family are not yet here.”
Right after Chen Shuang finished his words, a group of men came over to them with great speed.
“They are here.”
Ruan Ling said with a smile.
Not long after those words, the men from the Lee family arrived. Lee Shan Yue held his fist respectfully and greeted Chen Shuang and the other two. After that, he turned his gaze towards Jiang Chen who was standing between the men of the Yan family, an insidious look emerging in his eyes.
At the same time, Yan Zhan Yun’s facial expression changed. His gaze landed on a young man who was standing next to Lee Shan Yue. The man was wearing a plain white robe and was handsome. His face resemble Lee Hang Hong and Lee Chang Hao, but his aura was clearly stronger than them. He was the number one genius of the Lee family, the young man who had just broken through to the Mortal Core realm, Lee Chang Ming.
“Mister Chen, Lee Chang Ming is a Mortal Core warrior. I don’t think he needs to participate in this exam?”
Yan Zhan Yun spoke.
“En, which one of you is Lee Chang Ming?”
Chen Shuang said as he looked at the men from Lee family.
“Ming’er, greet Mister Chen.”
Lee Shan Yue looked at Lee Chang Ming with a smile. This was the son he was the proudest off.
Lee Chang Ming took a step forward and came closer to Chen Shuang. He held his fist respectfully and said, “Lee Chang Ming greets your honorable!”
“En, it’s not common for there to be such a genius in Red city. Lee Chang Ming, there’s no need for you to take part in this exam, you can follow us back to the Heavenly Sword Sect. You’ll then take part in the sect’s examination. With your abilities, you will be able to become an outer circle disciple like us.”
Chen Shuang explained. A Mortal Core warrior like him, there was really no reason for him to take part in the exam.
Lee Shan Yue hurriedly spoke with a cold smile on his face and an intelligent look in his eyes, “Please let Ming’er enter Origin Mountain, you don’t have to count him as one of the men who are taking this exam. Let it count as my examination for him!”
Lee Shan Yue brought Lee Chang Ming here to let him meet Chen Shuang, but he never really planned to let Lee Chang Ming join the exam. After all, with Lee Chang Ming’s abilities, there was no need for him to join the exam.
But when he saw that Jiang Chen was in the group with those who were going to take part in this exam, he changed his mind. The Misty Rain Tower wanted to protect Jiang Chen with everything they had, so revenge had become extremely difficult. But right now, there was an opportunity for him to get rid of Jiang Chen.
Once Jiang Chen entered Origin Mountain, there would be no way for Yan Zhan Yun to protect him. With Lee Chang Ming being at the Early Mortal Core realm, killing Jiang Chen would be a piece of cake for him.
“Lee Shan Yue, it’s really despicable of you to do this.”
Yan Zhan Yun’s expression changed. Everyone could tell that Lee Shan Yue wanted to let Lee Chang Ming enter Origin Mountain to deal with Jiang Chen.
“What? I never went against any rules, right?”
Lee Shan Yue had a cold smile on his face.
“Alright, so be it.”
Chen Shuang nodded his head and agreed to the request.
“Mister Chen, letting a Mortal Core warrior enter Origin Mountain is unfair!”
Yan Zhan Yun immediately protested against decision.
“Chief Yan, please watch you attitude when talking to me. There’s no need for you to teach the Heavenly Sword Sect how to do things. I do not care about what happened between you and the Lee family, but Lee Chang Ming is not participating in this exam. He can choose wherever he wants to go, however, as that is his freedom.”
Chen Shuang said with a cold face. Yan Zhan Yun immediately stopped saying anything.
Jiang Chen smiled casually towards Yan Zhan Yun, signaling him to stop worrying.
“Brother Jiang Chen, you need to be careful! Why don’t you give up on the exam. As long as you are by my side, no one is going to touch you!”
Yan Zhan Yun reminded Jiang Chen with good intentions. Although Jiang Chen was a strong man, he was only at the Mid Qi Hai realm. Fighting Lee Chang Hao and fighting Lee Chang Ming were two totally different things. The difference between the Qi Hai realm and the Mortal Core realm was not small.
“Lee Shan Yue wants to lose all his heirs. I’ll make his wish come true.”
Jiang Chen touched his nose and said casually.
“Alright, the examination will start now. The Yan family will enter from the left side of the mountain, and the Lee family from the right. The time limit will be four hours, and you will be ranked by the numbers of demon beasts you’re able to kill.”
Chen Shuang explained. The arrangement he made was to separate both parties so that it would be more fair. This arrangement made Yan Zhan Yun feel a bit more relaxed. Origin Mountain was huge. Even though it’s just the outer section of the mountain, it still covered a huge area. As long as the parties don’t meet, no one will be hurt or die.
Yan Yang waved his hand. He was the first one to enter the mountain from the left. At the same time, the men from the Lee family entered from the right side of the mountain.
Lee Chang Ming walked towards Jiang Chen and started talking to him without hiding his killing intent, “So, you’re the Jiang Chen who killed my two brothers.”
Jiang Chen looked at Lee Chang Ming casually.
“You really have guts, but I will let you know what true pain is! Today, you won’t be able to walk out from this mountain. I will personally kill you and avenge my brothers!”
Lee Chang Ming said confidently. The way he looked at Jiang Chen was filled with hatred and killing intent. Both his brother had been killed by this young man in front of him, so how could he not be angry.
“The decision you made today is the most stupid decision you’ve ever made in your life. There will be no Lee family heirs; you are not taking care of your obligations as a child towards your parents.”
Jiang Chen’s voice didn’t reveal much emotion.
“You’re really arrogant, but today, even the deities themselves are unable to save you!”
Lee Chang Ming said while grinding his teeth.
“Don’t provoke me. Really, the consequences will be very serious.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen turned around and walked into the mountain.