At dawn, Yang Kai woke up, washed up a bit, and walked out of the solitary hut with the broom by the corner.
Standing at the door and stretching, he glanced at the fish belly that appeared on the edge of the sky, closed his eyes, and concentrated on enjoying a moment of peace. He then opened his eyes and waved the broom in his hand to clean up the dust and fallen leaves on the ground.
Dressed in simple and clean Tsing Yi, the plain colour of the old-fashioned clothes will set off the young man’s age. Yang Kai’s waist is as straight as a javelin, and even if he is doing the lowest level of work, the look on his face is meticulous. The movement was very steady; the hands holding the broom didn’t use much force, and the body didn’t even swing much, just relying on the rotation of the wrist. The broom moved back and forth like an arm, and with the movement of his steps, the ground The dust and sand that had accumulated on the body moved magically, as if it had grown two legs for no reason.
Yang Kai is a trial disciple of High Heaven Pavilion; he entered the sect three years ago and started to practise, but until now he has only cultivated to the third level of body tempering. The brothers who started with him have already far surpassed this stage, and each had a chance to become a master of the middle school, but he can only sigh.
After three years of hardening the body to the third level, this kind of qualification can no longer be described in ordinary words; it can be said to be extremely mediocre.
There was no other way; Yang Kai had no choice but to take over the job of sweeping the floor in the sect, cultivating hard while earning a living.
High Heaven Pavilion is a relatively special sect. This specialty is reflected in the cruelty of competition among disciples. In this sect, those who are capable are promoted, and those who are incapable are eliminated.
Other sects may have some friendship and brotherhood, but not in Lingxiao Pavilion! If you want to climb up, you can only be qualified if you step on the shoulders of those so-called brothers and step on their blood. The sect of Ling Xiao Pavilion is strict and well-known throughout the Han Dynasty. Although it is not a supersecular sect, the cruelty of the struggle between disciples is second to none! It is also because of this that the disciples are all fierce in martial arts, and few people dare provoke them when they go out to walk in the rivers and lakes.
There is a rule in the High Heaven Pavilion: no matter who the disciples are under the age of fourteen, the three years from the beginning of entry are considered the trial period. During these three years, the Zongmen will be responsible for food, lodging, and commuting, and the disciples can only focus on their cultivation. If you can break through the body tempering period within three years, you will be eligible to become disciples of the masters of the sect and let these masters teach you how to practise. Of course, you can practise without a master, but on the way to cultivation, there are good teachers to teach and you can explore by yourself. are quite different. To a certain extent, the rules of the High Heaven Pavilion are somewhat liberal.
And those who did not break through the body tempering period within three years either left the sect or were demoted as trial disciples.
Trial disciple is Yang Kai’s current identity! It is also a disgrace to Lingxiao Pavilion!
Different from ordinary disciples, the living environment of trial disciples is more harsh because, at this point, you have to take care of food, clothing, housing, and transportation by yourself, and the sect will not waste any cultivation resources on you. And once you are demoted as a trial disciple, you will basically never have a bright future in this life unless your strength rises sharply in a short period of time and the other sect feels that you have the capital to invest.
There are three thousand disciples in the entire Lingxiao Pavilion, but how many are there in the trial? But ten fingers! Yang Kai is fortunate to be one of them!
It is as difficult for the disciples of the trial to live in the Lingxiao Pavilion. For example, the hut where Yang Kai lives now was built by him from one piece of wood. There are a few holes in the small roof. Take time to take care of it, and when it rains, the house will accumulate water that will be difficult to drain. He bought his own clothes, made his own food, and was responsible for everything else.
Even the location of the hut is in the most remote and neglected place in the Ling Xiao Pavilion.
It is difficult for ordinary people to bear such bad treatment. This is also the reason for the small number of disciples in the High Heaven Pavilion trial. Basically, the disciples who have not broken through the body tempering state after the trial period will choose to leave the High Heaven Pavilion, but Yang Kai stayed.
He has already been kicked out of the house once, so how can this be the case this time?
After being demoted as a trial disciple a few months ago, Yang Kai took on a sweeping job in the sect to make ends meet.
It can be said that Yang Kai is now not only the trial disciple of High Heaven Pavilion but also the sweeping servant of High Heaven Pavilion. But this sweeping work sometimes couldn’t maintain Yang Kai’s food and clothing; from time to time he was hungry and full, no one cared about the wind and cold, and his life was miserable. Even so, Yang Kai has never backed down. He has been alive for decades, and if he chooses this path, he must keep going. It is not a man who gives up halfway.
Yang Kai has toughness—the toughness of not turning back without hitting the south wall!
The sky gradually brightened; Yang Kai swept the ground for a while; the place he passed was clean, and the dust was swept away.
Although sweeping the floor doesn’t waste much energy, after moving for so long without eating or drinking early in the morning, Yang Kai is also sweating profusely. This has nothing to do with strength; it’s all because of his poor physique.
Two of the three meals are hungry, and anyone in Yang Kai’s living environment will not be in good health.
Gradually surrounded by some High Heaven Pavilion disciples, these disciples all woke up early, not going to practise but surrounded Yang Kai. Many people looked at Yang Kai with great interest, and some people’s eyes were very greedy, as if Yang Kai is now a big naked beauty with a compelling fragrance.
And among the disciples of the High Heaven Pavilion gathered around Yang Kai, there was also an atmosphere of tense competition spreading, and they looked at the brothers around them vigilantly, each with a bad expression.
Someone in the crowd showed his unbearable face and said softly, “There are so many people, it’s a little too much.”
Immediately, someone replied, “You can leave if you think there are too many people; no one wants you to stay.
“PPeople are embarrassed; everyone knows why they are gathered here, and they all know why they are staring at Yang Kai, and now they are waiting for that moment to come. The time limit is coming soon; wouldn’t it be a pity to leave now? If you can grab the top spot, today will be another harvest.
Yang Kai naturally knew what was going on around him, but his expression hadn’t changed. I have to go through this kind of battle every five days, six times a month; it is really nothing to be surprised about, and the number of people in front of me is also slightly less, probably because they haven’t arrived yet.
So he has been sweeping the floor, regardless of the people around him, sweeping all the way.
As time went by, more and more people gathered around Yang Kai, and it is roughly estimated that there are at least thirty or forty people.
Yang Kai stopped suddenly, just sat in the middle of the road, and slowly took a breath, recovering the physical strength he had consumed early in the morning.
Seeing this movement, everyone gathered around Yang Kai immediately dispersed and surrounded him in groups, and the tense and competitive atmosphere suddenly rose to a new level, as if even the air was no longer flowing.
No one is pleasing to the eye, but they all look forward to looking at Yang Kai.
If people who don’t know the truth see this scene, they will probably think that the person surrounded by the crowd is a top expert. Otherwise, how could so many people be dispatched to deal with him? But in fact, Yang Kai is just a disciple of the third level of the Body Tempering Realm, and everyone present is stronger than Yang Kai.
“Yang Kai, don’t worry about it; you will obediently ask me to beat you down later and save everyone time, right?” Some people looked at Yang Kai like this and immediately felt a little disdainful.
What is there to do with a mere three-layer quenched body? Anyway, you are going to lose, so it is better to be more straightforward. Why do you have to linger on like this?
“Yeah, yeah, Yang Kai, at any rate, please be considerate of the feelings of the brothers and sisters. Everyone is different from you. We have to go to practise after this game.” According to what he said, it seems that Yang Kai should be accepted by them.
. Defeating them quickly and causing Yang Kai to recover his physical strength now seems disrespectful to them.
Yang Kai turned a deaf ear, like an old monk in meditation.
Time continued to pass, and suddenly, a melodious and empty bell rang; it was the morning bell of High Heaven Pavilion. The bell sounded into everyone’s ears, and the disciples gathered around Yang Kai were shocked.
The bell rings nine times, the sun rises in the east, and it is a new day!
The breathing of the crowd suddenly subsided, and they stared at Yang Kai, who was surrounded in the middle. Yang Kai slowly got up, raised the broom in his hand, and glanced at the circle of people around him.
“Choose me, senior brother Yang!” Someone shouted, “I hit you very lightly, and I promise you won’t hurt!
“TTime for everyone.”
The field was full of noise, just like a vegetable vendor in the market selling vegetables from his own field who is fresher than anyone else.
“Yang Kai, don’t break the rules you set!” Someone reminded.
Yang Kai chuckled and threw the broom into the sky casually. Dozens of pairs of eyes looked up, waiting expectantly for the moment the broom landed, praying in his heart, “Choose me, choose me!” !”
Time seemed to slow down; the broom spun a few times in mid-air, then fell down immediately, bounced on the ground, and stayed still.
The front of the broom pointed at a burly young man in the crowd.
There was a sound of regret, full of resentment and unwillingness. On the contrary, it was the burly young man who walked out of the crowd with a laugh, clasped his fists, and said with a smile to everyone, “Brothers, I won this battle today; I hope you guys can’t be blamed.
“Why can’t I be selected? I have been here every five days. I have been here for a full month. Yang Kai, did you do it on purpose?” ” Don’t mention it.
I have been here for three months and have not been selected once. Been here!”
“Brother, you are worse than me.”
“It’s not miserable; it’s just a good show.” The two brothers looked at each other and smiled knowingly.
In the arena, the others had dispersed, leaving only Yang Kai and the burly young man staring at each other.
“Trial disciple Yang Kai, body tempering level 3!” Yang Kai looked at the other party and said,
“Ordinary disciple Zhou Dingjun, tempered to the fifth floor!” The burly young man reported himself.
The disciples of the High Heaven Pavilion are also divided into levels. From bottom to top, there are five levels: trial disciples, ordinary disciples, subordinate disciples, elite disciples, and core disciples. Zhou Dingjun said that he is an ordinary disciple, which means he has not joined the master of the sect and has not been instructed by a good teacher. If one breaks through the body tempering stage and joins the master of the sect, he will be a higher-level disciple. The elite disciples of a higher level are all outstanding, and they are selected from among the disciples under their seats.
The core disciples are the hope of the next generation of Ling Xiao Pavilion, and the sect trains these people as future successors.
Senran’s disciple hierarchy may seem inhumane, but it can stimulate young people’s blood and sense of competition. This is also the foundation of Ling Xiaoge’s cruel system.
And the root cause of Yang Kai being scrambled by countless people is another rule of the High Heaven Pavilion, the rule of challenge.