The dragon wrapped its wings in pleasure after landing gracefully to the ground. It then shot me a glance, and what resembled a smirk.
My heart began to thump at a terrible pace, and I found myself spellbound by fear at the point I was seated on the ground where I'd fallen down to.
Just as it stared at me, with contemplative gazes, it was suddenly distracted by a struggling voice before it. The leader's.
“Let me go this instance, Black Frost!”
My eyes dilated as I watched in disbelief.
‘How can he be acquainted with such a terrifying monster?’
As if all the shocks I'd received under the past few hours were not enough, next thing I saw started making me doubt my very own existence.
The glacier-dragon with its wings behind its back, began to warp itself up. And looking closely, I realised that its height began to deteriorate, rapidly. The black, overlapping arrange
Mystical Beast of Illusions' conjecture: “With my wordly understanding, a killing intent is a concentrated state of one's aura when one attempts to kill. It spreads out from one's body and, instead of the regular aura of a cultivator, aura of ill-will is sensed. “However, I cannot perceive any slipping out from you. The only thing I'm observing is just raw, unblemished true essence... so how can it feel so powerful? Unless... you're also gifted with a unique true essence able to transform itself to lethal poison with just a will of your thoughts!” Immediately after those words were said, as if on queue, Black Frost exclaimed, “You... you're a poison master?!” With the prior explanation from MBI, I wasn't too surprised at this declaration. At just a thought, I could make my true essence lethal... and as it is that true essence is invincible and intangible, it has no cure as well!
Twelve hours later. The Ancient Reality continent had finally returned to dusk. I stepped out of the royal palace of Vinia after having reunited Princess Ava to her people. Earlier, when I'd arrived in Black Frost's cave, I'd met with this well-spoken of princess. Immediate we saw one another, a rattle of connection quickly rung inside our hearts. She bowed to me, saying she knows that I possess the same bloodline as herself, and that although she was a direct princess, my bloodline level was so powerful that it gave those also possessing it, a yearning to kneel before me. Through further statements, I also came to understand that only true “core members” possessed such imposing bloodlines, and hence, those from the side family would not even dare to stand before me. I was astonished; Black Frost was flabbergasted. I ignored its gaped lips and kept on posing lots of questions at her, but I realised there was not a single differen
After the short ruckus the elder and the official had made, it was then made known that the results of those who had successfully entered the one hundred batch (pass limit), and the top five batch, would be announced the following day. For this particular day, it was meant for recuperation from injuries. It was also made known that it was forbidden to discuss about one's personal experience in the portal to anyone; co-examinees included. As a result, I was relieved about not having to inform anyone that I have a... ferocious monster... scratch that... a cute dragon cub, in my recluse ring. Sighs. That evening after dinner, we were then separated according to our respective genders and taken to the city hall's guest rooms which followed a ten-per-room system. Fortunately, there were just enough beds in each bunks. Guess who my bunkie was... yeah, that's right — Lian'er! Earlier, after the “perfect score” scene, she wa
The next day, the losers packed their stuffs and returned to their different clans, while the others were moved, also through aerial beasts, to the academy; the Junior Academy of the Gifted. Since we were already in Arerat City, from the city centre to the academy took just a mere twenty minutes on the wings of Transient Mortal realm savage beasts. The academy was like another city entirely. The width of the wall, as we approached, stretched several thousand miles such that we couldn't see either of its edges. Its location was also in a mountain range — with lots of spiritual energy in the air. Yes, this was going to be the place I'd learn the things that'd make me one of the greatest people who'd ever lived. My spirit boiled with anticipation. Raising my head up, I realised that the sky was covered with thousands of savage beasts — an even more terrible sight from what I'd seen at the Phantom Dynasty's city centre!
The man who was projected smiled as he looked down, as though he really was up in the sky looking down upon us. He then opened his mouth to speak, causing the earlier shrill from the crowd to die down. “Every decade, yes, every ten years, it fills my heart with joy to know that more Gifted cultivators would be joining the great Gifted Academies from all over the world. This year is the allotted day for the Junior Academy of the Gifted, an academy I founded first, before my other two academies, exactly a millennium ago. I am the Old Academy Autarch, or as some prefer to call me, Founder. “Sadly, we'll have to part with the former set to let in this new set. The graduation ceremony of the former decade-old students has already taken place, and they'll all be departing tomorrow, as has been decided here in the headquarter. Some had chosen to pursue business, while others have decided to advance further into the Intermediate Academy of the Gifted.
Jessica and I walked over into the two-storey Dormitory A where we were met with a reception hall just attached to the main building. We signed our names as the new students of Room 1 and verified by presenting our Academy Tokens. The receptionist made a copy of our basic informations. Before we were left to submit to our room, she pointed to the wall beside us and read aloud the words written on the paper on the wall. Her words seemed as if she was definitely not reading that for the first time; more like she was even reciting those very words. “Dormitory A rules. Rule 1, never bring a boy to the dormitory. Rule 2, never return from the outdoors by midnight, and, finally, Rule 3 — no fighting in the dorm. You try any of these and your monthly allowance would be cut half for the whole of that month. And by the way, your other roommate is already in.” I was known in my previous school as an outlaw, I just hoped it wouldn't rub off
“Impossible,” said the pale-faced girl. She lost much energy and fell flat on the ground. The seniors ran to her in fear. They forced some pills into her mouth, and we all waited for thirty minutes before she fully recuperated. Meanwhile, I'd already dispelled the lethality in her body with just a single thought. The first thing she said when she regained some vitality was, “How can you poison one with the Innate Poison bloodline?” The crooked nose senior, Mangtian Ya'er, asked, “What exactly did you feel, Xueyi?” Xueyi looked at me once more before looking at the senior. “It almost took my life.” Everyone was astonished, then they looked at me, once more. Xueyi continued, “At first, she made me feel that I'd claimed full control over her poison. But who could have thought that I'd lose control of i
As evening descended upon the city, Jessica and I strolled out from the school cafeteria after dinner. We didn't go straight to our dorm room but hopped on Roy to get a bird view of the entire school. It was really fun dashing through the wind in the vast night sky. I stood on Roy's back while Jessica sat dead frightened. I had complete resonance with Roy's mind, so I really couldn't fear of being hurt. Below were myriads of private courtyards and quarters with so many inhabitants residing within. The reason why all of these accommodations were here, was something still unclear to me. As we moved on air, I mediated my spiritual consciousness into my Academy Token to keep an eye on where we were at the moment. “See that skyscraper over there?” I asked, pointing forward. “Uhun?” Jessica replied, raising her head to take in the sight. Her hair fluttered in the wind, carelessly. “That's wher