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No less than 10 bandits at the Void Prying Stage?
As soon as Chi Ming finished speaking, no matter if it was Outer Hall students, or Inner Hall students, all the academy students became serious in expression.
Duan Ling Tian’s expression became serious as well.
"Vice Dean Chi, since those bandits are so formidable, then why didn’t out Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom directly send out the army to exterminate them?" Crazy Young master, Luo Zhan, asked in a deep voice.
"Army?" Chi Ming shook his head. "According to my knowledge, the weakest amongst that band of bandits are existences at the Nascent Soul Stage… Moreover, they’re extremely skilled in concealment and have completely taken Blackwind Ridge to be their home."
"So, the army is completely unable to deal with them! Originally, his Majesty was prepared to send out experts to exterminate them, but in the end, his Majesty thought of all of you, then intended to hand over this mission to all of you." As he finished speaking, Chi Ming’s gaze abruptly lit up. "During this mission, besides being able to exchange for various rare and valuable items after your mission points have arrived at a certain level… Due to the difficult of the mission this time, his Majesty has prepared an additional reward for the person whose mission points are ranked number one during this mission!"
"Additional reward?" Chi Ming’s words caused the eyes of all the Void Prying Stage Inner Hall disciples, including Duan Ling Tian, to light up.
Because, they had the best chance of obtaining the highest amount of points in the mission this time.
After all, their strengths were the strongest.
"That additional reward is a Void Refining Fruit."
Void Refining Fruit!
Chi Ming’s voice had only just sounded out when the expressions of everyone was filled with shock.
A Void Refining Fruit was a spirit fruit that was extremely difficult to come by, and it was able to greatly increase the cultivation of a Void Prying Stage martial artist.
Supposedly, once a ninth level Void Prying Stage martial artist that had comprehend Concept consumed a Void Refining Fruit, the martial artist would be able to break through to the Void Initiation Stage within a short period of time!
If an ordinary Void Prying Stage martial artist consumed it, the martial artist would at least break through a level within a short period of time, and those with good natural talent were even able to break through two levels within a short period of time.
The eyes all the Outer Hall students went red with desire, but they knew that no matter how good the Void Refining Fruit was, it wasn’t something that they could have a hand in.
"Void Refining Fruit!" Duan Ling Tian’s breathing became hurried.
He never expected that the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Emperor would be so generous and give out a Void Refining Fruit as the additional reward for the person with the highest points during the experiences mission this time.
"Number one!" The eyes of Crazy Young Master, Luo Zhan, and Sword Young Master, Chen Shao Shuai, were filled with yearning.
Number one, there were determined to obtain it!
"The first is surely mine." Flame Young Master, Zhang Yan’s, eyes narrowed as he clenched his fists tightly.
As the third son of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Emperor, Zhang Yan naturally knew that the Imperial Family had obtained a Void Refining Fruit not too long ago…
If it was any ordinary time, that Void Refining Fruit would surely be his, but, it just so happened that he’d run into the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
Although the young geniuses of their Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom might not be able to kill their way into the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
But, even if they were able to smoothly advance in the Darkstone Empire, their Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom would surely obtain awards from the Darkstone Empire…
It was precisely because of this that they took out the Void Refining Fruit to become the additional reward for the first experience mission of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy!
This was something that he’d known of since long ago, and he didn’t blame his Imperial Father for it.
Because he knew that his Imperial Father had done this all for the sake of the bigger picture.
What he needed to do now was to rely on his own strength and seize first in the mission this time.
In this way, he would be able to obtain the Void Refining Fruit in a perfectly justifiable manner.
Once he obtained the Void Refining Fruit, he would be able to directly break through to the third level of the Void Prying Stage and even be able to charge towards the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage in a short amount of time…
At that time, he would perhaps be able to become eminent in Darkstone Empire, and ascend the stage of the Darkhan Dynasty.
Just thinking about it caused him to feel a wave of excitement.
"Number one… I must obtain number one in the mission this time!" Chai Jin took a deep breath, and his eyes flickered with a grim light.
His gaze imperceptibly descended onto Duan Ling Tian, and it flickered with slight ruthlessness. "Once I obtain that Void Refining Fruit, my cultivation will break through in a short amount of time! At that time, I’ll fully return all the humiliation that this Duan Ling Tian gave me."
"This first is mine!" Duan Ling Tian didn’t notice Chai Jin’s gaze.
At this moment, his eyes were similarly filled with yearning.
So long as he obtained the Void Refining Fruit, his cultivation would be able to swiftly advance in a short amount of time, and this had always been something he eagerly wished for.
"My goal now is to break through to the Void Initiation Stage as soon as possible! At that time, I’ll be able to use that jade sword, the key to the Sword Monarch’s Treasure to contact the other eight people and open the Sword Monarch’s Treasure together." Duan Ling Tian had made a plan for his future.
He had the feeling that the Sword Monarch’s Treasure would be a turning point for him.
"Presently, the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties is only four years away… If I don’t have a great fortuitous encounter during these four years, it would be extremely difficult for me to go against the most outstanding geniuses in the younger generation of the various Dynasties!" This was something that Duan Ling Tian already knew.
There was no need to go so far, just that Big Brother Zhang of his, Zhang Shou Yong, had already broken through to the fourth level of the Void Initiation Stage one year ago and had even comprehended fifth level Earth Concept.
If he cultivated according to routine, then not to mention four years, even if he was give five or six years, he might not be able to catch up to Zhang Shou Yong.
So he needed a turning point now; he needed a fortuitous encounter.
A fortuitous encounter could be a spirit fruit, and it could be other things.
"Vice Dean Chi, how are the points during the mission this time counted?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Chi Ming and asked curiously.
"During the mission this time, all of you will obtain different points based on the targets you kill… Bandits below the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage are worth 1 point. Bandits at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage are worth 2 points. Bandits at the eighth level of the Nascent Soul Stage are worth 3 points. Bandits at the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage are worth 5 points."
"Bandits at the Half-step Void Stage are worth 8 points. Bandits at the first level of the Void Prying Stage are worth 15 points. Bandits at the second level of the Void Prying Stage are worth 30 points. Bandits at the third level of the Void Prying Stage are worth 50 points." As he spoke up to here, Chi Ming stopped for a moment before continuing. "Killing a bandit at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage or above is worth 200 points!"
Chi Ming’s words caused all the students present to go silent, and this included the few Void Prying Stage Inner Hall students including Duan Ling Tian.
The group of Outer Hall students drooped their heads and were low in spirits.
They knew that the highest points in the mission this time were bound to be unrelated to them.
"Even if it’s a bandit at the Half-step Void Stage, it’s only worth 8 points." Many people shook their heads and sighed.
"Vice Dean Chi, what you mean is… Amongst the ten plus Void Prying Stage bandits, there’s an existence at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage or above?" Crazy Young Master, Luo Zhan, frowned as he asked.
Chi Ming nodded. "According to the intelligence we received… The leader of that group of bandits is a fourth level Void Prying Stage martial artist! His strength is also the strongest amongst all the bandits."
"Fourth level Void Prying Stage?" Chi Ming’s words caused all the Inner Hall students including Duan Ling Tian that were at the Void Prying Stage to be unable to refrain from laughing bitterly.
Fourth level Void Prying Stage?
How would they kill the bandit?
Seeming to have discerned the helpless of Duan Ling Tian and the others, Chi Ming continued. "If you really encounter bandits that all of you are unable to defeat on your own, all of you can choose to work together! But, once you work together, it would also mean that you will share the points equally."
Share the points equally?
Chi Ming’s words caused the few Void Prying Stage Inner Hall students to be unable to refrain from frowning.
Once the points were shared equally, it would also mean that the person who joined forces with them would be on the same starting line as them.
They would not have any advantage.
"If it isn’t necessary, then I’ll absolutely not join forces!" All the Void Prying Stage Inner Hall students including Duan Ling Tian said to themselves.
"During the mission this time, you can choose to hunt bandits by yourself, or you can choose to form a small team with others… But, once you form a small team, the points obtained from hunting bandits will be considered as team points, and it’s to be freely distributed by the members of the team." Chi Ming continued.
Besides Duan Ling Tian and the other Void Prying Stage Inner Hall students remaining indifferent when they heard Chi Ming’s words, the gazes of most people lit up.
"Sima, let’s join forces. How about it?" Ji Feng looked at Sima Yang and suggested.
"Split the points equally," said Sima Yang.
"Deal!" Ji Feng didn’t hesitate to agree.
He and Sima Yang were both at the Half-step Void Stage and had equal strengths, no one was taking advantage of the other.
Meanwhile, many Outer Hall students started to form small teams.
"Besides that… During the mission this time, there will be someone counting your score from the shadows throughout the duration of the mission, so don’t think about cheating! Also, besides spirit weapons, you’re not allowed to rely on the assistance of any other external source of strength." Chi Ming added.
Most people had no objections towards this.
External sources of strength?
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised as he thought to himself. "In this way, Little Gold would at most be able to execute her soul skill, Soul Shaker, to help me. After all, if she attacks directly, it would be equivalent to relying on the assistance of an external source of strength besides a spirit weapon."
As for the soul skill, Soul Shake, unless it was an Inscription Master, otherwise, it was almost impossible for someone to sense that Little Gold had utilized her Spiritual Force to attack.
"Alright… All of you go prepare and leave after lunch at noon!" After he finished speaking, Chi Ming left.
Whereas Duan Ling Tian, Crazy Young master, and Sword Young Master left after him and returned to the Inner Hall.
As for Flame Young Master, Zhang Yan, he took large strides towards the beautiful young woman, Flute Fairy. "Zi Yan, I’m determined to obtain that Void Refining Fruit… Forgive me for being unable to form a small team with you." Zhang Yan’s words contained a slight apologetic tone mixed within.
"Hmph!" Flute Fairy grunted lightly, and said with slight detest, "Even if you wanted to form a small team with me, I would be unwilling."
After she finished speaking, she paid no further attention to Zhang Yan before turning around and leaving.
Even if Flute Fairy’s expression towards him wasn’t good, Zhang Yan’s face still hand a smile on it, and his eyes were filled with infatuation as he looked at Flute Fairy’s beautiful figure vanishing into the distance.
"Zi Yan, one day, I’ll make you fall in love with me," Zhang Yan said in his heart.
"You make a trip to the inn and notify the two Guardian Elders about the experience mission this time." In a corner, Liu Yue ordered.
An Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciple agreed before leaving, then headed towards the direction of the academy gate.
Liu Yue’s eyes gradually narrowed as a cold light flashed within. "Duan Ling Tian, you’re bound to die in Blackwind Ridge this time!"
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