Joining an Prefecture
Countless sounds of laughter came from the prefecture, trembling the entire void above. The Seventh Prince had left. This time, they speculated that he wouldn’t be able to get out of bed for a month. The humiliation he received this time was tremendous. He had planned to disgrace Great Qian Empire, and given his means, he had no problem winning against Xuan Zhong. His goal was about to be realized until Jiang Chen’s unexpected interference. A half-step Immortal King had defeated the Seventh Prince so severely and caused him to be insulted in public. It could be said that he had been utterly disgraced.
Furthermore, the moment this incident spread out, it would surely turn the Seventh Prince into a laughing stock of the entire Great Cloud Empire. One should know that Great Cloud Empire was similar to Great Qian Empire. They were two of the eleven major powers in Eastern Profound Domain. The infighting within the princes was fierce. Initially, the Seventh Prince wanted to use this opportunity to boost his popularity and raise his status in Great Cloud Empire. In turn, he made a fool of himself trying to be smart. He would surely face countless contemptuous looks and sneers the moment he returned.
Therefore now, the person he hated the most was Jiang Chen. He had never hated a person as much. If he was given the chance, he would definitely cut Jiang Chen to ten thousand pieces.
The atmosphere in Dan Prefecture changed completely. Whether it was the disciples of Dan Prefecture or the disciples of Genius Prefecture, they were all overjoyed. This was a kind of psychological superiority. Everyone, ranging from Dongfang Yu to the outer disciples, felt a great sense of superiority, because after so many years of fighting against Great Cloud Empire, every one of them had been wanting to suppress their opponent. Today was considered to be a great victory.
There was no doubt that the hero of this victory was Jiang Chen. Everyone changed the way look at Jiang Chen. There was admiration, envy, reverence and all kinds of emotions, but everyone knew that after today’s incident, Jiang Chen would utterly rise to fame in Genius Prefecture.
“Amazing, brat. I had never thought that you have hidden yourself so much.”
Yang Bufan patted Jiang Chen’s shoulder. His face was filled with pride. Although he was not the one who concocted the tenth grade Holy Flame Emperor Pill, Jiang Chen was after all a genius of his prefecture. Everyone in the whole Genius Prefecture knew that it was he who chose this unique and peerless talent.
Dongfang Yu called as he approached Jiang Chen along with the elders of Dan Prefecture. Jiang Chen could clearly feel that the eyes of these people were completely different compared to before, and each of them were filled with gratitude. He understood this kind of gratitude very well because if it wasn’t for him today, Dan Prefecture would certainly lose tremendously, and that would deal a huge impact to the prefecture’s prestige.
Elder Liu had a smile on his face. This smile hadn’t disappeared the moment Jiang Chen concocted the tenth grade pill. He no longer had the look that he had towards Jiang Chen earlier. Even though he was already an Intermediate Immortal Emperor expert, his admiration for Jiang Chen couldn’t help but arouse when he saw Jiang Chen’s technique.
“Master.” Jiang Chen clasped his fists at Dongfang Yu.
“Jiang Chen, you have done a great job today. And your technique was really imposing. Not even me, Dongfang Yu, have seen it before. I now invite you to join Dan Prefecture. I wonder if you would like to join us.”
Dongfang Yu asked with a smile. His intention of using the word ‘invite’ showed the degree of importance he attached to Jiang Chen.
“Awesome. Master Dongfang has immediately recruited him. This is surely an exception. The examination of Dan Prefecture is about to arrive. Only one disciple will be selected. As always, those who want to enter Dan Prefecture will have to undergo very strict examinations. It was the first time that someone was invited by Master Dongfang himself to join Dan Prefecture.”
“That’s of course, Brother Jiang obviously has a right. Putting everything aside, no one in Dan Prefecture could concoct a tenth grade pill. Master Dongfang has said that even him, can only concoct a ninth grade pill at best. I would recruit such rare talent directly as well if I were Master Dongfang.”
“That’s true. Today, Jiang Chen has made a great contribution to Genius Prefecture, and brutally damaged the face of the Seventh Prince. So it’s expected that he will be invited by Dan Prefecture. Not only that, I guess that Master Dongfang will also give him a great reward.”
Many disciples were envious. Jiang Chen was the first to be invited by Dongfang Yu himself, but none of them thought that this was strange because this was based on the strength of the person. Clearly, Jiang Chen was a very strong and capable person.
Yu Hao and Yang Zhi’s face darkened incomparably. They had gone into seclusion for a very long time just for the examination of Dan Prefecture. They had never thought that there would be such an outcome. They understood the rules of Dan Prefecture very well. Every year, the prefecture would only take one disciple. Now that Jiang Chen was being invited, they have no chance anymore.
This was extremely depressing. Previously, everyone knew that even if one failed in the end, one could still be assessed once more. This had no doubt, intensified their hostility towards Jiang Chen.
“Little Chen, you have killed it. You are the first disciple to be invited in the history of Dan Prefecture. Plus, you were invited by the master himself. This is a great honour.” Yang Bufan smiled delightfully. The moment Jiang Chen joined Dan Prefecture, the forces of King Fan Prefecture would surely grow bigger and bigger.
“Yes. I’d like to join Dan Prefecture and serve the empire.” Jiang Chen clasped his fists again and spoke. He could already see the resources of Dan Prefecture clearly. Such munificent cultivation resources was something he had wished for earnestly.
“Haha! Jiang Chen, I hope that you don’t put those offensive words that this old man spoke in your heart. I, Old Liu, have always been forthright. Your technique is really magnificent. This old man is very impressed by it. From now on, we’ll all be family. We can have a friendly match in alchemy when we are free.”
Elder Liu laughed loudly. Such a scene seemed very discordant. A dignified senior alchemist, an intermediate Immortal Emperor supreme expert was speaking so politely to a half-step Immortal King, and talked about having a friendly match with him. It was impossible for such a thing to happen, but when these words came out from Elder Liu’s mouth, it had no sense of hostility. Also, no one felt that Elder Liu was degrading himself. Putting aside their cultivation base, in alchemy, Jiang Chen was absolutely at the level of grand master. Even those alchemists in Dan Prefecture were only supporting characters compared to Jiang Chen.
“Elder Liu is overpraising this disciple. There are many things disciple will need Elder Liu’s advice in the future.”
Jiang Chen said with a smile. He had a good impression of this elder. In fact, Dongfang Yu had set the standard. Most of the people in Dan Prefecture were honest with their feelings, and Jiang Chen was willing to mingle with these people.
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