All the cultivators started to move.
The first to act was a group of 10 cultivators standing in the corner.
They drove a large airship, carrying about 50-60 carefully selected cultivators and went up.
The leading cultivator announced: “Flowing Clouds Sect, Song Yang Zi, here to bring our sect members to participate in the semester examination!”
He solemnly bowed to the direct of the Sky Palace.
The airship slowly rose, bring people of the Flowing Clouds Sect upward into the Sky Palace.
After them, an old man stood out and also announced: “Thousand Swords Sect, Huo Shan Fei, here to bring our sect members to participate in the semester examination!”
This is the sect master of one of the world’s largest sects, Thousand Swords Sect.
He also bowed respectfully towards the Sky Palace.
Then, a giant sword floated overhead the Thousand Swords cultivators, as they all jumped on it to fly to the half-destroyed palace in the sky.
The square became more and more excited.
Each sect brought out their own flying implement to bring the martial artists, qi training and Foundation Establishment realm cultivators who couldn’t fly yet towards Sky Place.
“Clear Sea Sect, Lee Yuan Xiu, here to bring our sect members to participate in the semester examination!”
“White Mountain Sect, Bai Jiang Ha, here to bring our sect members to participate in the semester examination!”
“Yao Guang Sect, Lee Xiao Yao, here to bring our sect members to participate in the semester examination!”
Gu Qing Shan turned to look at he saw that, and sure enough saw a familiar face.
Leng Tian Xing turned and nodded to him, sending his voice: “I’m the first round’s judge cultivator, we’ll talk more when you come up”
Yao Guang Sect produced a magnificent shroud of light, covered and brought all their members up to the Sky Palace.
“The sects of our cultivation world really have so many strange and unusual flying implements, they look so cool” Xiuxiu looked and excitedly commented at each sect.
Gu Qing Shan smiled, saying: “All their flying implements are meant to represent their sect’s characteristics”
Xiuxiu recalled, then said in surprise: “No wonder, Thousand Swords Sect’s was a giant sword, Yao Guang Sect’s was an Aurora, Spirit Beasts Sect’s was an almost 10 thousand years old turtle”
“But so many sects simply use airships, maybe it’s because they don’t have the resources or time to spend on something like this” she said.
“That’s right, Xiuxiu is so smart” Gu Qing Shan complimented her, saying: “This is a chance to show off the sects’ good points, so that the cultivators waiting to be picked can have a basic idea of them, as well as to lure in any genius cultivators that might be here”
Right now, the amount of sects flying into the air was quite numerous, so many flying implements that Gu Qing Shan himself was also unable to catch them all.
After a while, someone suddenly announced: “Heaven’s Limit Sect, Han Tian Ming, here to bring our sect members to participate in the semester examination!”
Heaven’s Limit Sect?
Gu Qing Shan looked over and immediately see Ning Yue Xi.
This isn’t the frontline, so today she isn’t wearing her armor, nor her face mask.
She was wearing a feather coat, stood out among the entire crowd of people, like a white lotus out of water.
Seemingly noticed Gu Qing Shan’s sight, Ning Yue Xi turned around, her water-clear eyes looked over.
———then noticed him.
Gu Qing Shan smiled.
Ning Yue Xi also smiled back.
“Why don’t I see your second brother?” She squinted and sent her voice.
“…He isn’t feeling well”
“That’s unfortunate, we’ll talk more when we’re up there”
“Very well” Gu Qing Shan answered.
Ning Yue Xi’s eyes finally drifted next to Gu Qing Shan’s waist, at his sword, her lips pouted a bit.
This sort of animated expression actually appeared on the cold and distant Heaven’s Limit Saintess, making so many male cultivators that are silently observing her fall deeper into her beauty.
Gu Qing Shan however, felt his back soaked with cold sweat, silently regretting not hiding his sword.
“Not good, this time I can’t even run”
Gu Qing Shan silently muttered.
Heaven’s Limit Sect are experts in formation, as well as Divination, the basis of their teachings are powerful 5-Element spells, so their flying implement is a giant 8-trigram wheel.
It was only after the 8-trigram wheel brought people of Heaven’s Limit Sect up that Gu Qing Shan finally breathed out.
After that, all the other sects began to release their flying implement and ascend to Sky Palace as well.
There weren’t many sects left.
Suddenly a voice called out.
“Can I ask for your name, brother?”
Gu Qing Shan looked back to see a young man that wasn’t much older than he was, wearing a loose blue Daoist robe standing behind him.
This person carried himself pridefully, his etiquette is perfect without a fault, while talking, his tone is also modest and sincere. And he seems to be around Foundation Establishment last-stage.
Gu Qing Shan being able to reach Foundation Establishment at 18-19 is already above average, yet this person who’s not much older than he is 2 ranks higher. Meaning he is also a genius among men.
While looking at Gu Qing Shan, his eyes looks like it was observing an ant, carefully evaluating.
Even though he hides it very well, he couldn’t hide it from an expert who’s been through so many times of the same situation that is Gu Qing Shan.
Because of those eyes, Gu Qing Shan immediately don’t like this person.
To actively call him out like this, he definitely has some ulterior motive and not simply to make connections.
Sure enough, before Gu Qing Shan could even reply, the other person already spoke.
“Heaven’s Limit Saintess seems to have observed your sword very carefully, so I’m curious, could I borrow and look at your sword for a bit?”
His words were very polite, but the content is extremely rude.
Not only did he just admit he was eyeing Ning Yue Xi, he’s also asking to see Gu Qing Shan’s sword.
For a sword cultivator, their sword is their life, their partner through thick and thin, their religion itself, how could they just take it out and give to others to see?
Not to mention, out of the millions of spells and techniques in the world, there are many that are made specifically to seek out a person’s weakness from their weapons.
Some stronger cultivators can even place curses on someone through their weapons.
In extreme cases, where the sword has borne a sword spirit, if they’re taken by people with bad motives, they could not only harm the sword spirit, but break the sword as well.
You can’t let others borrow your personal weapons, this is common sense of all cultivators, something that anyone should know about.
But he is openly asking to see his sword.
Gu Qing Shan laughed: “I’m sorry, but no”
The other person was stunned, then his face shifted.
“Do you not know who I am?” He said.
“How would I know if you don’t tell me” Gu Qing Shan answered.
He shook his head: “You don’t even have that much observation skill and still dare to come to this semester examination?”
“Yet here I am” Gu Qing Shan answered honestly.
“I’ll say it one more time, let me look at your sword”
Gu Qing Shan thought a bit, then said: “I don’t mind letting you see it”
The other party nodded, seeming to be a bit less annoyed.
“But how about you also take out your weapon to let me take a look as well, huh?” Gu Qing Shan sincerely asked.
The other person’s face clearly became dark, asking: “It’s been very long since anyone dare to talk to me like that, you really won’t give it?”
Behind him, a few dozen other cultivators that also wore blue Daoist robes stepped over, staring at Gu Qing Shan.
Gu Qing Shan ignored them all and smiled: “I won’t”
Being asked for his sword so many times made his killing intent starts to boil.
But he looked around.
There are too many people around right now, so if they really fought, it won’t be easy to protect Xiuxiu.
Gu Qing Shan kept his hand on his sword a bit, then let go.
The other person looked around a bit, noticing that many sect masters are paying attention here, he finally stared at Gu Qing Shan, saying: “You’ll regret this”
After he left, Xiuxiu asked: “Senior brother”
Gu Qing Shan looked at her being so anxious, smiled and said: “It’s fine”
“You can’t let other cultivators see your weapons?” Xiuxiu asked.
“Of course not, asides from Shifu and your senior brothers, you can’t let anyone else see your weapons” Gu Qing Shan seriously told her.
Xiuxiu nodded, understood but not quite understood.
The other person went back to their sect, then loudly announced.
“Blue Clouds Pass, Lee Chang An, here to bring our sect members to participate in the semester examination!”
All the voices around stopped.
Even the sects that are preparing to take off also stopped themselves, not daring to be impolite when they hear that.
Blue Clouds Pass is one of the 3 Saints, Xuanyuan Tianzun’s sect.
And Lee Chang An, is one of Xuanyuan Tianzun’s direct disciples.
Openly in front of everyone, Lee Chang An looked back smirking at Gu Qing Shan.
He sent his voice: “Your sword, can you take it out now?”
His expression was calm, modest, only his eyes contained a hint of disdain, almost like he was waiting to see Gu Qing Shan’s face of shock.
But he was very quickly disappointed.
As Gu Qing Shan only smiled back at him, nodded and soundlessly replied with his mouth gesture