Chang Liu began more than 1,300 years ago. The Xian Jian Games started soon after and occurred every 10 years, allowing different sects an opportunity to compare their skills in friendly combat. Gradually, the number of disciples grew until it was necessary to hold the Xian Jian Games every 5 years. With the resurrection of the Demon God, the selection of good disciples became urgent so the Xian Jian Games took place every year.
The participants were divided into two groups: those with a teacher and those without a teacher. The former group fought for glory and respect for their sect, their teacher and themselves. The latter group wanted to show off their ability so they can be picked by distinguished teachers.
Mount Chang Liu appeared united, but the three Heads, teachers and elders had their own factions. Sheng Xiao Mo had reluctantly accepted two disciples, but Huo Xi and Qing Luo were lazy and playful like him so they did not want their own disciples. Mo Yan was busy handling all the matters of Chang Liu so he did not want to be responsible for more disciples. Bai Zi Hua had not chosen a disciple, despite Mo Yan complaining often that Bai Zi Hua needed to do so. Thus, only a selected few were direct disciples of the three Heads. Most of the students at Chang Liu were disciples of either other disciples, the elders or the teachers.
There were a lot of participants in the Xian Jian Games this year. Hua Qian Gu estimated that she needed to go through 10 rounds to reach the final. Tang Bao prayed silently that Hua Qian Gu’s hard work would pay off.
Thousands of disciples from Chang Liu and the other sects gathered in the main square. Qing Shui looked around and saw crowds everywhere. Hua Qian Gu saw Ni Man Tian running up to a group. The middle-aged man rode a golden lion while the elegant woman next to him flew on a colorful cloud. They were Ni Qian Zhang and Su Rui, the Heads of Peng Lai Island and Ni Man Tian’s parents. Hua Qian Gu felt sad because she wished her parents could still be alive.
Peng Lai Island and Chang Liu were leading sects in the immortal realm. The Heads of Peng Lai sent their only daughter to Chang Liu to study, first to strengthen the relationship between the two sects, secondly Peng Lai was weaker so it can ask for Chang Liu’s assistance if there were trouble. It was assumed that Ni Man Tian would become a disciple of one of Chang Liu’s three Heads.
Bells rang, and the thunderous noise was heard thousands of miles away. Hua Qian Gu stood with the students in Class Gui and looked up to see Bai Zi Hua, Mo Yan and Sheng Xiao Mo fly down from the three halls. She felt so small. She was afraid it would be like this forever, she could only look at Bai Zi Hua from afar.
The Xian Jian Games opened with a feast. In the afternoon, the tournament list was posted. Hua Qian Gu’s first opponent was a man more than 30 years old. She easily defeated him because he saw she was young and did not take her seriously. When Hua Qian Gu landed, Yun Yin and the disciples from Mount Mao ran up to applaud and congratulate her. Yun Yin said everything was fine at Mount Mao.
Hua Qian Gu steadily defeated her opponents and moved closer to the final round. She had spent a lot of effort to get to this point so her strength had decreased considerably. Finally, there were four participants left, divided into two fights. The first one was between Hua Qian Gu and Ni Man Tian, who was also exhausted and relied on her father Ni Qian Zhang to transfer his internal energy to her so she could continue.
Everyone waited for the fight to begin. Mo Yan turned to Bai Zi Hua and asked who was more likely to win. Bai Zi Hua was silent, but Sheng Xiao Mo teased that perhaps Mo Yan wanted Ni Man Tian to win so Bai Zi Hua would choose her as his disciple. However, Mo Yan shook his head and pointed to Shuo Feng, saying Shuo Feng was the most suitable choice.
It was time for the fight to begin. Hua Qian Gu stood on her sword and ascended into the air. The sea wind chilled her, and the waves rolled under her feet. Ni Man Tian flew up opposite of Hua Qian Gu. Everyone was shocked that Ni Man Tian was not standing on a sword but held the sword in her hand. She was a new student so it was extremely impressive that she knew to use the wind to fly. The fight had not started, but Hua Qian Gu was already at a disadvantage.
Luo Shi Yi saw an ordinary sword underneath Hua Qian Gu’s feet, not the Emotionless sword. He turned to look at Bai Zi Hua, who appeared indifferent to everything.