Chapter 458: The Ten Choices
As the seven major peaks of the disciples began to boil with excitement, the vast Genesis Qi churned high in the sky above the Cangxuan Sect. Countless disciples raised their heads and saw the Genesis Qi transform into six brilliant giant Genesis Qi lotuses.
Six figures were seated on the lotuses, spreading their overwhelming and immeasurable presences. They seemed to exude boundless power, causing respect to rise instinctively in everyone's hearts.
They were naturally Sect Master Qing Yang and the other five peak masters.
When these six sect hegemons appeared, all the Cangxuan Sect disciples and elders bowed their bodies as their voices echoed from every corner.
"We respectfully salute the sect master and the peak masters!"
Sect Master Qing Yang and the other five peak masters would naturally not miss the Cangxuan Sect's biggest and most important annual event.
In the center of the group, Sect Master Qing Yang gave a slight nod of recognition. His expression was gentle and yet also like a bottomless pool or an immeasurable peak, giving off a sense of stability that ordinary people could never possess, as if he would not be alarmed even when the heavens began to crumble.
“I hope the disciples will give their all in this year's core disciple selection. Show us your ability and become a model for the numerous disciples of our Cangxuan Sect.” Sect Master Qing Yang's gentle but grand voice rang in everyone's ears.
"Yeah!" The many disciples responded in unison.
Not long after the six hegemons revealed themselves, another ten bright mini lotuses began to form some distance towards their front, as ten figures swept through the air and sat on the lotuses.
When the ten figures were revealed, the countless disciples quickly surged in cheers as they watched with fervent gazes.
Because these ten figures were the ten great Chosen of the Cangxuan Sect!
The ten Chosen were usually busy with their training or on missions, so it was almost impossible to see them gathered in one place. Only during a grand occasion like the selection of core disciples would everyone appear together.
In contrast to the untouchable, all-powerful and revered six hegemons, the numerous disciples undoubtedly felt much closer to the chosen ten , many even treating the group as targets of worship in their hearts.
This was the reason why the appearance of the ten Chosen Ones resulted in such a scene.
“The ten Chosen present together…” Zhou Yuan was also quite surprised by this. After all, it had been almost an entire year since he arrived at the Cangxuan Sect, but he even had to see half of the Chosen before this.
He looked at the ten bright lotuses. In the center was the most striking shiny bald head. The sunlight reflected off its shiny surface, making it dazzle.
It was the leader of the Chosen, Chu Qing.
While looking at Chu Qing, Zhou Yuan looked at Lu Yan from Lu Song's faction. Sure enough, he found an adoring expression on the latter's face as she stared dazedly at Chu Qing, with little stars even shining in her eyes. The usually arrogant manner he displayed was now nowhere to be seen.
To the left and right of Chu Qing were Kong Sheng and Li Qingchan, followed by the rest of the Chosen. Each figure seemed to draw the attention of the crowd.
After all, the fact that they could become Chosen Ones was more than enough evidence of their talent. They were the cream of the crop even among the numerous elites of the Cangxuan Sect.
Chu Qing yawned on his lotus, before turning his head to see Kong Sheng staring at him coldly. The former immediately rubbed his shiny bald head, showing a dazzling smile as he said, “Ah, Junior Brother Kong Sheng, it has been so long since we last saw each other.”
Kong Sheng's eyes stabbed at Chu Qing like swords, and he replied coldly: "Chu Qing, I sent you eighteen challenge letters. Why haven't you responded at all?"
A look of surprise appeared on Chu Qing's face. “Eighteen challenge cards? Aiyyaa, why haven't I seen a single one? I'm sure, someone must have secretly thrown them away. "I'll go back and find out exactly who has the nerve to do such a thing."
Kong Sheng laughed coldly. Well, continue your performance.
With a wave of his sleeve, a challenge card appeared in his hand, before being thrown towards Chu Qing. "Regardless of whether you've seen them before, I think you won't be able to avoid this one, right?"
The challenge letter whizzed through the air, heading straight for Chu Qing.
However, Chu Qing did not even move or cast a glance to the side, allowing the challenge card to pass by his face, before floating into the distance.
Kong Sheng, "......"
Li Qingchan, "......"
The corners of the other Chosen's lips parted outwards.
Veins couldn't help but appear on Kong Sheng's forehead, evidently not expecting that Chu Qing would have such thick skin to directly ignore the challenge letter on his face. How brazen could this person get?
Chu Qing looked towards Li Qingchan with a smile. "Junior Sister Qingchan, let's change places."
Li Qingchan responded with an annoyed look, completely ignoring his request.
Seeing that there would be no response from her, Chu Qing shook her head helplessly and turned to the now black-faced Kong Sheng with a smile: "Don't be so impetuous, Junior Brother Kong Sheng. Send a letter of challenge." Without warning it will only damage the relationship we have as fellow disciples.”
"If you really want to compete, we can do it either way."
"What way?" Kong Sheng was expressionless.
“Wuu…” Chu Qing blinked several times, before a bright smile appeared on her face. “We can bet on the selection of head disciples… hmm, let’s guess who will be the head disciple of Saint Genesis Peak!”
“The loser will have to pay one hundred thousand Genesis Jades!”
Kong Sheng's eyes narrowed slightly. "And also accept a challenge letter!"
Chu Qing felt quite helpless and could only nod in agreement.
Only then did Kong Sheng let out an icy laugh. "What you have to guess, the chief disciple's seat will definitely end with Yuan Hong."
Lu Hong's faction was from Saint Genesis Peak, and Kong Sheng naturally had a clear understanding of Yuan Hong's strength. There was no one from the other two factions who could fight him.
Chu Qing simply smiled and said, "I have a different opinion."
Kong Sheng laughed mockingly. "Oh? Are you supporting Zhou Tai, Zhang Yan or Lu Yan?"
Chu Qing pondered for a bit before saying, “I feel like the position of head disciple might land in Zhou Yuan’s hands.”
These words not only elicited another laugh from Kong Sheng, but also caused the other Chosen to look over. They had heard of this Zhou Yuan before, but no matter how amazing his achievements had been over the past year, he was ultimately a new disciple.
Compared to Yuan Hong, the gap between them was quite large.
So how could he obtain the Saint Genesis Peak chief disciple seat?
In fact, even Li Qingchan, who was more familiar with Zhou Yuan, frowned slightly, feeling that it was going to be quite impossible. Although Zhou Yuan had defeated Yang Xuan, none of the participants in the core disciple selection would be weaker than Yang Xuan.
Let alone someone like Yuan Hong...
"I didn't expect you to think so highly of him." Kong Sheng commented.
Chu Qing sighed and said, “As the one who can make the monster Zhou Xiaoyao submit, Zhou Yuan is definitely not a simple individual…”
The corners of everyone's mouths twitched. So this was the reason? That's why he felt that Zhou Yuan would obtain the head disciple seat?
Seeing the strange looks on the faces of the other Chosen, Chu Qing immediately began to explain, “You guys have never tried Zhou Xiaoyao's methods. She is definitely a ruthless witch who can sell you out without even blinking an eye. If Ye Ge didn't keep insisting that she was a disciple of the Cangxuan Sect, I would have suspected that she was sent from the Holy Palace to cause trouble!”
His voice was filled with resentment, clearly remembering the Heaven mission earlier, where Zhou Xiaoyao had forced him to use all his power in battle. There was no choice but to do it, just look at how Ye Ge had almost been killed…
Over the years, this was the first time Chu Qing was forced into such a situation by another person.
Kong Sheng let out an icy chuckle and said, "I don't care how right you are, but since you have chosen Zhou Yuan, be prepared to see how things will develop. I hope you will obediently accept my challenge letter after you lose!"
After speaking, he withdrew his gaze and turned towards the distant Saint Genesis Peak. Disdain flitted through his eyes as his gaze swept over a certain young figure.
Was Zhou Yuan thinking of taking Yuan Hong's head disciple seat?