Chapter 59: Archmage Kong Xiu (Part 2)
It was an incomparably large main hall, a cold and solemn aura could be felt, all together it made people feel their hearts stop……as if they had just met a ghost.
The palace itself was very high, it was a little more than ten meters tall, the scale itself was truly excessively big. The ground was covered with a carpet with a complex design, a dozen thick pillars of different colours were irregularly placed all over the main hall. With a single glance, this place was completely empty, even though it was such a large palace, there was only a single person here, a single white haired old man.
The old man was sitting cross-legged on the ground, his eyes were closed, his beard reached the ground, his face was ancient, a look of enlightenment was on his face. His face and aura all suggested immense strength which confirmed that he was indeed a top expert. Ye Tian Xie’s eyes swept over the old man once, finally landing on his beard, he thought about how long it had taken for him to grow it that long.
The minute they stepped into the palace, all their arrogance disappeared, Ye Tian Xie who kept asking questions on the way here, the seven Job Change Instructors who kept bragging about how great their jobs were all became silent. Their faces all became cautious and solemn, like a student that had just seen a stern teacher.
“Teacher, this disciple has a matter to bother you with.” The Magician Job Change Instructor respectfully faced the old man who didn’t even respond to them entering.
“What is it.” The old man’s lips did not move, but a clear sound slowly rang out from his body, the sound had a strange hazy feel to it, as if it was being transmitted from the distance. If one closed their eyes, there would be no way to discover where it came from.
“Teacher, after Nameless from before, another person with the Badge of Bravery has appeared……Moreover, he’s rejected all seven jobs that we have tried to bestow upon him, I thought you would be interested.”
After a short silence, the peaceful old man suddenly opened his eyes and immediately locked them on Ye Tian Xie. The minute those eyes fell on him, Ye Tian Xie did not feel anything that he was expecting. Under this old man’s gaze, it felt just felt like an ordinary old man’s gaze, he could not feel the aura that an expert would normally emit.
But, the minute he opened his eyes, it was as if the originally cold air froze and all sound disappeared. The seven Job Change Instructors froze as if they had been had been immobilized with magic, one by one they became motionless, the atmosphere made it hard to even breathe.
Just from the expressions of the seven of them, Ye Tian Xie could tell that this old man was not a normal person.
But this kind of thought only lasted a second, before it was shattered.
“He, he, he, he, young man, you should be the one they just mentioned. Your Badge of Bravery won’t lie to me. At the same time, from your body, I can feel an aura that’s different from an average person, you, come over.” The old man’s voice was gentle, slowly standing up, his face had a smile as gentle as a light breeze.
Ye Tian Xie slightly turned his eyes, looking at the frozen bodies of the seven Job Change Instructors, then he walked forward until he arrived beside the old man. The seven Job Change Instructors blankly stared as they followed behind Ye Tian Xie.
The old man sized up Ye Tian Xie, his smile became even more gently, “This is indeed the Badge of Bravery, I never thought that I would see another person who could obtain the Badge of Bravery like Nameless did in the past. And you……are only level 11, with ordinary stats, the quest to obtain the Badge of Bravery should be considered impossible for you. But in the end you succeeded. If it wasn’t for you appearing in front of me, I wouldn’t have believed it…….You, are the first person in all these years who have made me question my own eyes.”
Ye Tian Xie gave a faint smile, he didn’t say anything. He was only level 11, with ordinary stats…….That’s right, the fact that he could pass the Abyss Level Trial, it was because of his several times higher than normal innate attributes and the items he bought from Yuan Que’s pharmacy, the items that could be called heaven defying in the Beginner Village.
It could be said that, he could pass the Abyss Level Trial, not just based on his strength, but also his luck. If he didn’t have the help of his small pile of attack items, he wouldn’t have had the chance to defeat the Amethyst War Tiger in the last stage of the Abyss Level Trial.
The Badge of Bravery could only be acquired in the Beginner Village……then, what kind of trial did the level 10 Nameless face in the past? If he did it with only his own strength……..Then, he really did deserve the title of the number one expert of the Lost Continent.
“Come with me.” The old man patted Ye Tian Xie’s shoulder, leading him to an ajar stone door on the right side. After walking a few steps, he suddenly turned around and sent out a roar that shocked Ye Tian Xie to his spirit, “What are the seven of you following us for!!”
The seven Job Change Instructor stopped in their tracks, hearing this shout, they became silent. The Magician Job Change Instructor swallowed his saliva and weakly said, “We also want to see what happens the young man named Ye Tian Xie…..”
“See your sister! You seven left your position without getting my permission, you really went too far, I should reeducate you guys again! While I still haven’t decided on how to punish you yet, why have you still not left!!” The old man’s eyes were round and his beard rised, his face was tightly wrinkled together.
“Ah…..Yes, yes, yes, yes.” The seven Job Change Instructor’s faces turned white with the shout, their hearts began to beat fast, they quickly turned around to leave, they immediately ran out the palace entrance and disappeared without a trace.
Ye Tian Xie face was stiff for five seconds before returning to normal. This seemingly gentle as a goat old man, really wasn’t what he seemed……a gentle old man.
When the old man faced him again, at that time, the gentle old goat came back. He laughed as he said, “Come, follow me inside.”
Ye Tian Xie secretly grimaced in pain, as his face did not show any expression as he followed behind him.
Once the heavy stone doors opened, a large glowed shined in front of them. Followed by a “hong long” sound, the door closed behind the old man. This person was the person the Magician Job Change Instructor described as the strongest Archmage in Heavenly Stellar City – Kong Xiu.
This was a completely sealed secret room, there was not a single ray of light shining in from outside. And in this room was a single white shining object, there was nothing to interfere with the light. The light did not originate from any flames, rather it shined from a giant jade.
This was a piece of jade that was emitting a gentle white light, it was as tall as a person. Upon closer inspection, the jade was actually in the shape of an octahedral, it was being held in place by an invisible force, floating in the center of the room. This was where the light was coming from.