Before the platform were many heroic individuals, handsome and beautiful. Currently, all of them were focused on a handsome young man dressed in a thin outfit. The young man had an impressive appearance that stood out from others, and it was quite clear he was an outstanding individual.
This scene where the representatives from the four academies were fighting over a single individual would probably be an event that would be etched into the fort's history. The onlookers were filled with envy, but there was nothing they could do.
Xiang Shaoyun had never expected that he would create such a big scene. He felt overwhelmed by the favor shown from the four who were extending offers to have him as a special-recruit disciple.
Although he had always bragged that he was a person of remarkable talent, every single person capable of entering the Four Great Ancient Academies was an extremely talented individual. Faced with the four offers, he was at a loss at what to do.
Fortunately, Xiang Shaoyun was someone with a tenacious mind and was able to quickly calm himself. He bowed at the four and said, "Thank you for your offers, but since I have decided on the Dragon Phoenix Academy, there is no reason for me to change my mind."
"Haha, hear that? That's the right choice, young man!" said Xiao Wei, the middle-aged man, with a hearty laugh.
The other three had looks of disappointment on their faces. Since a choice had been made, they had nothing else to say. All three of them vanished into thin air as they left.
Xiang Shaoyun was also feeling rather helpless, If it wasn't for the fact that Caidie is going to the Dragon Phoenix Academy, I would have a much harder time making up my mind.
"Young man, your name is Xiang Shaoyun, right? I am Xiao Wei, one of the Dragon Phoenix Academy's recruitment elders tasked with recruiting geniuses like you into our academy. Earlier, I saw your fight with that Emperor. You have decent potential, and you are good enough to be a special-recruit disciple. You can forgo the entrance test," said Xiao Wei as he patted Xiang Shaoyun's shoulder in a satisfied manner.
"Thank you, lord, for the favor you have shown me," said Xiang Shaoyun joyfully.
"Very well. If you have no other business here, you may come with me to the Dragon Phoenix Academy now. There's not much time left before the official recruitment begins," said Xiao Wei.
"Uh...can I go at a later date? A brother of mine is going to participate in the entrance test," said Xiang Shaoyun awkwardly.
Xiao Wei did not mind. "Sure, but remember to arrive before the test. If you miss the deadline, you won't be able to join even if you're a special-recruit disciple."
"Understood," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"This is a jade plate for the special-recruit disciples of the Dragon Phoenix Academy. With it in hand, you will be able to directly enter the Dragon Phoenix Academy," said Xiao Wei as he handed over a jade plate.
Xiang Shaoyun accepted the plate and started studying it. He found that it was almost the same as the entrance test jade plate he had gotten; it similarly had the engravings of a dragon and a phoenix carved into it. A unique symbol was also engraved on the plate, signifying his status as a special-recruit disciple.
After he put the plate away, Xiao Wei continued, "You are a special-recruit disciple, so you will be able to enter the academy with two followers. The two women with you have decent aptitudes, but it's a pity they still have some flaws. You better invite youngsters as talented as you. Who you bring will be very important for your future growth. That's it. I'm leaving. I still need to bring the few decent sprouts I found back to the academy."
Just when he was about to leave, he looked back and added, "Although you're a special-recruit disciple, I still suggest that you partake in the entrance test. That will benefit you greatly as well."
He then vanished into thin air.
Xiang Shaoyun inwardly remarked joyfully, It sure is great being a special-recruit disciple. I can even bring my own people in. I reckon Caidie enjoys the same treatment as well.
At that thought, he had the urge to bring Xia Liuhui and Gong Qinyin with him. If they were here, he would have brought them without any hesitation. Xia Liuhui was a brother he trusted; therefore, who would deserve the quota more than him? As for Gong Qinyin, she had great talent with an innate talent in the dao of music. She was most certainly someone with a bright future.
As for Lu Xiaoqing, although she was infatuated with Xiang Shaoyun, her talent was lacking in comparison. If he brought her to the academy, she might fall behind the others. Thus, he had not considered bringing her along.
Liang Zhuangmin, Dong Ziwan, and Hua Honglou were talented individuals, but none of them were by his side right now. Thus, it would seem like his two quotas would go to waste. He suddenly sensed numerous gazes focus on him, and he started feeling somewhat uneasy. He looked around and found that people of all ages were approaching him, looking at him like they were going to eat him up then and there.
Before Du Xuanhao and Han Pojun could get near Xiang Shaoyun, he was already swarmed by the crowd, giving him a fright. He braced himself for a massive battle. Contrary to his expectations, instead of attacking, the crowd started talking simultaneously.
"Young master, I am an elder of the Hundred Sand Gang. My young master has decent talent in cultivation, and on behalf of him, I would like to beg that you accept him as your follower."
"Young Master Xiang, I am from Celestial King Province's Lu Manor. I am not even 30 years old, yet I am already a fifth-stage Skysoar Realm cultivator. I pledge my allegiance to you, young master. I only wish that you can bring me along to the Dragon Phoenix Academy."
"Young Master Xiang, you are handsome and extraordinary, with outstanding talent in cultivation. I believe you lack a beautiful lover like me. Bring me to the Dragon Phoenix Academy with you, and I will be yours."
"Damn it! Why don't you look at yourself in the mirror? Even someone as beautiful as me is only going to offer to be the young master's maidservant. Scram!"
"Young Master Xiang, please accept my young master as your servant. Please. If you agree, we can do anything you want!"
Xiang Shaoyun had not expected that all these people were here to beg for the spots he had. It was evident just how many people wished to enter the ancient academies. These people wouldn't be begging him so humbly otherwise.
One ought to know that there were a considerable number of Emperors among these people, begging on behalf of the young of their clans. Numerous beauties were also trying to get a spot through their charm. One could say that the two spots he had were fatally attractive to these people.
Xiang Shaoyun was completely surrounded by people. The Han Clan sisters wore bitter looks on their faces as they witnessed this scene. They wanted to follow him to the Dragon Phoenix Academy as well, but when they saw their competitors, they lost all confidence. The only advantage they had over all those people was that they had known him for longer.
"Everyone, silence," said Xiang Shaoyun, unable to take it anymore. Right this moment, someone in the crowd took the chance to launch a sneak attack on him.Previous Chapter Next Chapter