Chapter 1075 Phoenix PerChapter House
Resting Dragon City, located in the central area of the Tianyuan Region, was one of the few main cities in the Tianyuan Region, and its prosperity was comparable to some remote prefectures.
It was also where the Tianyuan Region recruited top Heavenly Sun unaffiliated cultivators.
In the past four months, it was unknown how many Heavenly Sun experts had come to Resting Dragon City from all over Hunyuan Heaven and turned the city into an even more bustling place.
A huge manor that stood on the west of Resting Dragon City was currently the most lively place in the city because almost all Heavenly sun unaffiliated cultivators who came to the Tianyuan Region had gathered there.
In the center of the manor stood a building called the Phoenix Perch House.
Many Tianyuan Region experts guarded the Phoenix Perch House and only those who could break through the numerous barriers could ascend the building. Once they successfully entered the building, they were considered to have received the Tianyuan Region’s approval.
Therefore, unaffiliated cultivators from various places constantly surrounded the building.
They gazed at the figures upstairs with envy in their eyes. As unaffiliated cultivators, they naturally yearned to receive an ident.i.ty from the Tianyuan Region. Moreover, Guyuan Heaven was said to contain great opportunities, so if they could explore there, they likely could reach the sky in one step.
But unfortunately, the barriers the Tianyuan Region set up weren’t easier, and only those with advanced Heavenly Sun strength could pa.s.s. Many outside the building didn’t have much confidence in pa.s.sing.
Outside the Phoenix Perch House, a jade wall flowed with mysterious light. Every time someone pa.s.sed the a.s.sessment, their name would appear on the jade wall, along with the time it took for them to pa.s.s.
Whenever a new name appeared on the jade wall, it drew countless admiration and envy.
But more people couldn’t help s.h.i.+fting their gaze to the top of the wall, where there were three names that attracted everyone’s attention.
Han Jinhe, 23 breaths.
Xue Qingmei, 35 breaths.
Wan Su, 40 breaths.
The time they took to complete the a.s.sessment was extremely striking among the others that were all between half an hour to one hour.
Many unaffiliated cultivators gazed in awe at the three names.
The three could be described as the most dazzling dark horses among the unaffiliated cultivators who received recruitment invitations.
The strength they displayed stunned everyone. Before they appeared, no one expected someone to be as strong as them among the unaffiliated cultivators. Their foundation, even if placed among all Heavenly Sun experts in the Tianyuan Region, was undoubtedly comparable to top Heavenly Sun experts such as Bian Buji and Mu Youlan.
Only Qin Lian among the Heavenly Sun experts in the Tianyuan Region could crush them.
Gazing at the three names, many people began to whisper to one another.
“But I heard that Han Jinhe, Xue Qingmei, and w.a.n.g Su haven’t officially announced they would join the Tianyuan Region team.”
“Yes, it is said that they want the captain’s position.”
“Haha, are they dissatisfied with the two current captains?”
“Qin Lian’s strength is obvious and no one can doubt her ability. Han Jinhe and the others most likely are targeting grand elder Zhou Yuan.”
“They really don’t know what’s good for them. Zhou Yuan is now one of the five grand elders in the Tianyuan Region. He has tremendous status. Are they asking for trouble?”
“Not necessary. The Tianyuan Region is widely seeking heroes right now. Han Jinhe and the others can leave the Tianyuan Region and go to other regions if they wish. The other regions would warmly welcome them. Also, many people here would follow them. If they really leave, I think half of the people in Phoenix Perch House would walk out. And if that matter spreads out, we will become a laughingstock.”
“I think Han Jinhe and the others did the right thing. Zhou Yuan is a grand elder, but he’s only at the initial Heavenly Sun stage. Although he has defeated Lu Qing before, that was only because he used foreign means to aid him. Han Jinhe and the others have fought hundreds of battles, but they want them to be under an initial Heavenly Sun expert. They most likely can’t ensure such leaders.h.i.+p.”
“Yes, when a battle breaks out in Guyuan Heaven, who would care if you’re a grand elder from the Tianyuan Region?”
There were countless quarrels and commotion around the Phoenix Perch House, and many gazes were filled with ridicule. They felt there might be a good show occurring soon.
Hundreds of figures gathered on the building’s top floor.
In the center, three figures sat together, and a large group of people stood and sat behind them. Their eyes were filled with respect when they looked at the three figures.
In the middle of the three figures was a graceful man with hair tied up and a strand of golden braid flowed down his back. He wore a calm expression, but the slight tilt in the corners of his lips showed hidden arrogance.
He was Han Jinhe.
Left of Han Jinhe sat a beautiful woman. The woman had short, dry hair and was dressed in a loose training robe, but that couldn’t hide her fiery curvaceous body.
She was Xue Qingmei.
The man on the right was burly, dark and hairy, and his bronze-like eyes were filled with fiendish aura that would terrify one to the core.
He was w.a.n.g Su.
The three were strongest experts recruited by the Tianyuan Region.
“It is said the people chosen from the nine regions in Hunyuan Heaven will soon meet each other,” said Han Jinhe indifferently.
“Has the Tianyuan Region still not given us an answer?” Xue Qingmei said, frowning.
“We aren’t asking for much. Just a captain position. We don’t want to be commanded.”
As unaffiliated cultivators, they had witnessed too many underhanded means, and some commanders even used their teammates as cannon fodder and sacrificed them as they wished.
w.a.n.g Su said angrily, “I can accept Qin Lian being captain but if grand elder Zhou Yuan is forced to command because of his ident.i.ty, he will cause many casualties. How can I let down the brothers I brought with me?”
Han Jinhe whispered, “Today is the deadline. If they don’t give us a response, I plan to leave the Tianyuan Region.”
“Wherever Brother Han goes, we will follow!” Voices rang behind Han Jinhe.
Xue Qingmei and w.a.n.g Su also nodded.
When the three expressed their stance, almost half the unaffiliated cultivators in the building immediately echoed their words, while the other half exchanged worried and hesitated glances with one another.
While the inside of the building was in chaos, a Heavenly Sun expert from the Tianyuan Region appeared and said to Han Jinhe and the others, “Elder Qin Lian would like to see you.”
Han Jinhe and the others exchanged glances, a trace of a smile on their lips. It seemed the Tianyuan Region couldn’t bear the pressure and gave in.
They stood up and followed the Heavenly Sun expert upstairs. They pushed open a door and entered a s.p.a.cious hall.
The tall and elegant Qin Lian caught their attention as soon as they stepped into the hall.
But to their surprise, Qin Lian wasn’t seated in the main seat.
They puzzledly stared at the young man who was. The young man watched them enter the hall without a ripple of expression.
Han Jinhe narrowed his eyes, and his mind raced, as he tried to figure out the young man’s ident.i.ty.
“This must be the Tianyuan Regions’s grand elder Zhou Yuan, isn’t that right?”
He paused, but before waiting for Zhou Yuan’s answer, he said, “Since grand elder Zhou Yuan is here, the matter can be dealt with much easier. Has the Tianyuan Region agreed to our request?”
Zhou Yuan’s eyelid fluttered. “You three applied to be captain?”
Han Jinhe nodded lightly.
Xue Qingmei and w.a.n.g Su stared calmly at Zhou Yuan.
Zhou Yuan similarly stared at the three, and after a while, he smiled and set down the tea cup in his hand.
“I’m sorry, I declined your request.”