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Because Elder Wu Ying and Elder Zhang Ji Chen “accidentally” ate the medicinal pills refined by Bai Ye, Qin Jue was forced to become the person in charge of this event.
In fact, Qin Jue didn’t want to agree at first, but he suddenly thought of that young girl called Luo Weiwei. Although the two of them rarely interacted, they could be considered to be acquaintances. In addition to Bai Ye’s pleading, he reluctantly agreed.
“Little fellow, I might have to leave for a period of time tomorrow. You should cultivate well,” Qin Jue said to the weed.
As if it could hear his words, “Weed” obediently bent over, indicating that it had understood.
“It is truly difficult to have such an unreliable senior brother.”
Sighing helplessly, Qin Jue opened the scroll Bai Ye gave him and began to read it seriously.
Although Qin Jue was the youngest Uncle-Grandmaster in the history of the Xuanyi Mountain Sect and also had the title of Vice Sect Master, he had almost never participated in its internal meetings, let alone teaching Martial Dao courses and going out to train.
In fact, ever since Bai Ye became Sect Master, he had rarely even left the cliff.
After reading the scroll, Qin Jue finally understood what was going on with this adventure.
The path of the Martial Dao was like sailing against the current. If one didn’t advance, then one would retreat. Besides cultivation, the most important thing was actual combat. Only by experiencing true life and death battles could one be considered a qualified cultivator.
Every year, the sect would organize new disciples to head to the Black Forest to train. According to the number of fiend beasts they hunted, the top three would obtain spirit energy empowerment that would greatly increase their strength.
The training period was three days. The disciples who hunted no more than three fiend beasts would enter the outer sect. If they hunted four or more, they would be directly promoted to the inner sect. The standard for the hunt was the low-level Yellow Stage fiend beast.
Although Qin Jue had replaced Wu Ying as the main person in charge of this adventure, his mission was very simple. He only needed to ensure the safety of the disciples who went to the Black Forest. As for other matters, Qin Jue didn’t need to worry. After all, there were several mentors with him.
“Think of it as a trip,” Qin Jue consoled himself after putting away the scroll.
The Black Forest was over a thousand kilometers away from Xuanyi Mountain, and it would take at least half a month for them to arrive there on foot. Thus, they had to ride a specially trained griffin in order to arrive quickly.
What was worth mentioning was that the griffin wasn’t really a fiend beast and also that it was large enough to carry dozens of people and travel thousands of kilometers in a day. It had always been a flying vehicle used by the Xuanyi Mountain Sect. When Qin Jue had gone to participate in the Demon-Slaying Gathering, Bai Ye had given him one, but Qin Jue had refused in the end.
The next day, when Qin Jue arrived at the departure location, the several griffins were already filled with disciples. The ones in the lead were several Profound Stage mentors, while Bai Ye was waiting for him in the distance.
“Junior Brother, you’re finally here!”
Seeing Qin Jue appear, Bai Ye immediately breathed a sigh of relief, wishing he could rush up and hug Qin Jue.
“This many people?” Qin Jue swept a glance and was very surprised.
“These are the new disciples we recruited this year. They are the future of our Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Junior Brother, I’ll leave them to you,” Bai Ye said solemnly.
Qin Jue rolled his eyes speechlessly. “I know. Don’t worry.”
“Oh right, this is for you.” Bai Ye took out a jade bottle and handed it to Qin Jue.
“What is this?”
“If any of the disciples are injured, you can get them to consume the pills that I’ve refined.”
“Forget it, you should save it for yourself.”
After saying this, Qin Jue ignored Bai Ye and flew onto the head of one of the griffins.
“Uncle-Grandmaster.” The mentor standing on the griffin quickly bowed, causing an uproar.
“Yeah, let’s go.” Qin Jue sat cross-legged and drank a mouthful of wine.
“Yes!” the mentor immediately shouted. “Let’s go!”
Hu~ hu~ hu~
The griffins flapped their wings, creating a strong gust of wind. They quickly rose into the sky and flew towards the horizon.
“Sit tight. We’ll arrive at our destination in a day,” the mentor added.
What was worth mentioning was that there were more than two hundred new disciples participating in this experience, and they were divided into six griffins to ease their load. However, Luo Weiwei was not on the griffin that Qin Jue was riding.
“Hey, did you guys hear that? Just now, Mentor Chen called that person Uncle-Grandmaster. Could he be the Junior Brother of Sect Master?” someone could not help but whisper.
“I heard it too, but he looks about our age,” another person chimed in.
“What do you know? Cultivators can stay young forever. What if he just looks young?”
“Uh… you’re right.”
Many new disciples were discussing spiritedly. They had just joined the Xuanyi Mountain Sect and didn’t know Qin Jue, so they were full of curiosity.
Qin Jue didn’t care about this at all. After all, he had encountered similar scenes countless times. When he participated in the Demon-Slaying Gathering before, there were people who treated him as a disciple of some sect.
At the same time, Luo Weiwei, who was sitting on another griffin, was looking over. She had noticed Qin Jue the moment he appeared, but she wasn’t sure. Moreover, she was too far away and couldn’t hear the mentor’s words clearly, so she was at a loss.
“What is he doing here?” Luo Weiwei was puzzled.
With the strength Qin Jue displayed before, it was obviously impossible for him to be a new disciple. After all, how could a new disciple sit idle every day?
It was even more impossible for him to be a mentor. Luo Weiwei had basically seen all the mentors in the sect. Besides, even the mentors had not been able to see through her cultivation technique.
Luo Weiwei suddenly had a strange idea.
Could he be that Elder Wu who was in charge of leading the team?
But didn’t they say that Elder Wu was temporarily unable to lead the team for some reason and had been replaced? Furthermore, one had the surname Wu, and the other had the surname Qin. The difference was like heaven and earth.
Thinking of this, Luo Weiwei suddenly reacted. Yes, there was a change. It was very likely that Qin Jue had replaced Elder Wu.
In other words, Qin Jue was at least an elder-level existence!
Luo Weiwei felt slight disbelief. This youth that seemed to be around her age and only knew how to drink and sleep every day was actually an Earth Stage expert?
As much as she was reluctant to accept it, it seemed to be the only explanation at the moment.
“Who exactly is he…?”
The girl bit her lip, her expression extremely complicated.
On the other side, Qin Jue was completely unaware that he was being stared at by the girl and was calmly drinking spirit wine.
The breeze blew on his hair, and his white clothes fluttered in the wind. His eyes were especially clear and deep, as vast as the starry sky.
Many of the female disciples sitting at the back revealed intoxicated expressions when they saw this scene. Although they couldn’t see Qin Jue’s appearance, his temperament was already too extraordinary, like an immortal that had descended to the mortal world.
This was also the biggest difference between Qin Jue and the other transmigrators. Who said that invincible people had to look ordinary?