Li Changgeng felt his reputation hit rock-bottom. ‘Want Tian, you bastard, weren’t you high and mighty before? What the hell got you so scared?’


Chen Ming smiled at Li Changgeng, “A disciple’s virtue is a Master’s duty to foster. Qingyao wasn’t sensible. I will definitely guide her to be such a virtuous disciple. “


Li Changgeng’s face flushed, laughing from embarrassment, “There’s no need.”


Zhuo Qingyao eyed the judge, “Now can I challenge a legacy disciple?”


The judge face-palmed, ‘For years I’ve been presiding over this competition, but this was the quickest.’, “Of course.”


Zhuo Qingyao waved her sword, “Senior sister Li Qian’er, care to exchange pointers? “


Li Qian’er wasn’t scared like the rest disciples, and leaped on stage, smiling, “Since you are so eager, then let me ‘teach’ you!”


Zhuo Qingyao bowed slightly, “Then please ‘teach’ me, senior sister.”


The judge’s eyes shook, ‘There’s bad blood between them?’


The judge was also a legacy disciple and enjoyed presiding over this competition. But this time, it seemed, that he wasn’t able to show his skill!


Li Qian’er smiled, “A match is so boring, so plain, unable to teach you properly. How can it touch the meaning of cultivation? Wouldn’t a life and death battle be better?”


Zhuo Qingyao was afraid she wasn’t going to fight, but now she knew that she wanted a life and death battle, something she happily agreed, “Alright, please guide me, senior sister!”


The judge thought, ‘Good, now I can show my skill!’


Chen Ming wasn’t interested in anything else, mostly because of the ‘Ding!’ in his head.


“Ding! Mission: help Zhuo Qingyao earn first place in the inner sect disciple competition is complete. Reward: 1000 merits. the second disciple position!”


‘Good, such an abundant reward, and it came with a new disciple position too!’


It must be noted, that an exceptionally talented disciple was like fast-growing chives for him. Let’s take Zhuo Qingyao for example, to Chen Ming, she was just a quick harvest!


And collecting the harvest was such a refreshing activity.


But he wasn’t paying attention to any of this. What concerned him was his fiend cultivation, and if he could promote it. A cultivation method’s stage defines its limit. The more stages it has the faster the cultivator progresses. He now had 1180 merits and over 4100 spiritual knowledge points.


With his current spiritual knowledge points, he should be able to promote Fire Crow Art to the 4th stage of Dao Initiation realm. It wasn’t much if a cultivation method reached this stage, but for a fiend’s cultivation, it was very important. As long as the fiend cultivation method formed the Dao Seed, it allowed the fiend to take human form. Wouldn’t it be odd if there was a Great Fiend in human form?


Chen Ming showed no remorse when speaking in his mind, “Comprehend the Fire Crow Art!”


“Ding! Comprehending the Fire Crow Art requires 1080 merits, continue?”


“Yes, direct comprehension!”


His whole body felt as if an inferno surrounded him and the Dao Palace corresponding to the Fire Crow Art inside of him began to change. It concentrated all the flames inside an egg, and if this process were to continue it would slowly hatch. But he comprehended instantly, so the egg hatched soon after, with a blazing three-legged Fire Crow bursting out of it. Fire engulfed it, with eyes shining like gold, and wings made of immense flames.


This was Chen Ming’s first Dao Seed. He never imagined his first Dao Seed would be a fiend Dao Seed.


With the formation of the Dao Seed, the Fire Crow Art reached the Dao Initiation realm, so he asked, “How many spiritual knowledge points do I need to promote the Fire Crow Art to the 4th stage of Dao Initiation realm?”


“3108 spiritual knowledge points.”


“Promote!”


This left him with around a thousand points, to avoid any future problems. Chen Ming felt the surge of spiritual power inside him, as the time finally came to use the rewards from the completed missions.


“Ding! Host has formed a Dao Seed and also cultivates in two other cultivation methods. To calculate strength more easily, danger value and rating have been added.”


Chen Ming checked the changes to his status.


Name: Chen Ming.


Fame: 355.


Rank: mid-level Cannon Fodder.


Realm: Dao Initiation realm. (There is no longer any relation between your strength and your realm)


Constitution: Limitless Dao Body.


Cultivation Methods: Fire Crow Art, completed. Dragon Form Art, stage 6/9. (At the 9th stage a Dao Seed is formed). Nines Mysteries Art, stage 24/81. (At the 72nd stage a Dao Seed is formed). Heavenly Thunder Nine Changes Art, stage 1/9. Dao Canon, volume 1/18.


Magical Arts: Lustrous King Sword Art, Benevolent Sword Heart. Fairy Sword Art, entry-level.


Dao Seed: Fire Crow.


Disciples: Zhuo Qingyao.


Merits: 91.


Spiritual knowledge: 1000.


Aura: Killer.


Danger value: 180 (If the value isn’t calculated, then it means it is controlled)


Danger rating: dangerous.


Fate: A year after the Grand World Opening, at the Demon Subjugation Gathering, cut off the hand of demonic Dao Head Disciple Ya Mo.


With this settled, Chen Ming drew his attention to the fight. Zhuo Qingyao’s danger value was 54 while Li Qian’er was 48. Like this, the outcome should be obvious.


A game of cat an mouse played on stage, with ruthless strikes thrown in between chases. But Zhuo Qingyao was only using sword energy and not her strongest move, the Overlord’s Rule.


The inner disciple also returned strikes in a relaxed manner, showing the other disciples they weren’t her match, “Thank god we left earlier. Zhuo Qingyao can match a legacy disciple in power. If it were us instead, then the result would be horrible!”


“Great Elder Chen is also incredible. It took only a month for senior sister Zhuo Qingyao to reach this level!”


“A powerful Master has powerful disciples. But senior sister’s talent must also be great, or even with Great Elder Chen’s guidance, she wouldn’t be this strong.”


“If I could learn even half a move from Great Elder Chen, then I could sweep all my enemies! “


“Not to mention the fact that you need just a short amount of time under Grand Elder Chen’s guidance and your strength will soar!”


The scene on the stage changed greatly as the blows grew more vicious. The two exchanged dozens of strikes, startling the audience, and even retreating in fear from being hit by the sword energy. Zhuo Qingyao knew she couldn’t go on like this and pointed her sword at the sky then executed the Overlord’s Rule!


At this moment, even if she didn’t show everything, this overbearing sword scared the inner disciples, “How can this be?”


“Zhuo Qingyao just executed the move that made Grand Elder Chen famous.”


“The… Overlord’s Rule!”


All the elders jumped to their feet, watching Zhuo Qingyao, “This feeling isn’t wrong, it is indeed the Overlord’s Rule!”


“This girl’s talent pierces the heavens!”


“With Grand Elder Chen and now Zhuo Qingyao, they will bring the Endless Swords Sect into an age of prosperity!”


“She needed only a month to learn Grand Elder Chen’s Overlord’s Rule!”


“This kind of talent is unheard of!”


Zhuo Qingyao released a ten-foot sword energy and hacked Li Qian’er’s sword to pieces, causing her to fly like a kite without strings and cough blood. Zhuo Qingyao didn’t let go of this chance and jumped at her opponent to deal the death blow!


‘You threw me off a cliff and I kill you. It’s karma!’


When Zhuo Qingyao’s Fairy Sword was about to land, they heard a powerful voice, “Stop!”


A streak of sword energy flew at Zhuo Qingyao, scarring her back and causing her to cough blood. If she didn’t train in the Nine Nines Mysteries Art, making her body far stronger then a fellow disciple, the sword energy would have been enough to take her life!


Rage consumed Chen Ming’s heart as he activated the Killer aura. Thick murderous energy pervaded the surroundings shocking the audience along with Chen Ming’s spiritual power exploding and glaring at the attacker, “Gongsun Zhi, you’re courting death!”