“Have you heard that the guy called Samuel is going to participate in all the grading competitions? He’s really looking for death.”
“He’s more than courting death. In my opinion, he’s here to make a fool of himself.”
“Maybe Elder Yi’s personal disciple might have real ability. After all, Elder Yi has never accepted an apprentice.”
“Truly capable? The masters of the secular world are nothing to the Tianqi realm. No matter how powerful he is, can he be compared to Lin Tong?”
In the Tianqi Realm, everyone knew that Samuel was going to participate in all the ranking events. Most of the people treated this matter as a joke.
There were four levels of Heaven, Earth, Xuan, and yellow, and each level was a huge threshold. In particular, Heaven Level had maintained a record that no one had challenged for nearly ten years. Even Lin Tong, who was known as God’s favored son, had never dared to challenge Heaven Level. However, Samuel, who had just entered the Tianqi Realm, dared to participate rashly. In the eyes of the people in the Tianqi Realm, he was either a newborn child, or he had a brain problem.
Everyone was discussing this matter. It could be said Samuel had become famous before entering the Tianqi era. However, the way he became famous made people laugh, as if he was a clown trying to gain the favor of others.
“What are you talking about?” When these people were in a heated discussion, the voice of Lin Tong suddenly came from behind them.
Although Lin Tong had no real power in Tianqi, his status as a God’s favored son made many people have to fear him. Because with his strength, it was only a matter of time before he entered the powerful level of Tianqi.
“Lin Tong, we’re talking about that funny Samuel.”
“Yeah, he’s actually going to participate in all the grading competitions. We think it’s really ridiculous.”
“I don’t know if Elder Yi has become muddle-headed. How could he accept such a person as an apprentice?”
Someone walked up to Lin Tong with a look of respect. Obviously, this guy wanted to please Lin Tong. He said, “Lin Tong, in my opinion, Elder Yi may be really confused. A God’s favored one like you is close at hand, but he can’t see it and insists on taking a clown as an apprentice. I really feel that it’s not worth it for you.”
Lin Tong smiled coldly. He did not know why Elder Yi wanted to accept Samuel as his disciple, but in his opinion, it was indeed a stupid act.
How could Samuel compare with him when it came to his achievements in the Tianqi Realm?
“That’s right. We think so too. Although I don’t know how strong Samuel is, he’s just a secular man. How can he compare to you?”
“You are the one who has the fastest growth in Tianqi. Even in the entire Tianqi world, no one is better than you. Samuel is nothing.”
“Alas, I don’t know what’s going on in Elder Yi’s head.”
Several people began to flatter Lin Tong. They were all Earth-level characters. If they could build a good relationship with people like Lin Tong, they would have a backer in Tianqi era in the future.
Lin Tong was very happy to hear these words. He liked being flattered by others very much, but he did not show it on his face. He said lightly, “Elder Yi is the leaders of the four gates. He must have his own reasons for doing this. How can you scold a big shot like him?”
“We just feel that it’s not worth it for you. It’s a pity that a talent like you has been buried, isn’t it?”
Lin Tong gave a cold smile.
How could it be a pity? After Samuel came to the Tianqi realm, he naturally had a way to prove that he was better than Samuel. Moreover, Samuel, this reckless guy, still had to participate in all the grading competitions. Sooner or later, he would make a fool of himself. At this stage, Lin Tong didn’t even have to do anything. All he had to do was to watch Samuel lose face.
Most importantly, Lin Tong was very close to the three halls at the moment, and the chief of the three halls had promised him that as long as he was willing to become a member of the three halls, the three halls would focus on training him.
Lin Tong had even fantasized that one day he would trample the entire four gates underfoot. He wanted to make Elder Yi pay a painful price for his decision and let everyone in the four gates know that it would be a pity not to have him.
“Don’t go too far. You can just say these words in secret, and don’t let Elder Yi hear them,” Lin Tong said.
Several people nodded in response to this kind of kind reminder. However, the discussion about Samuel in the entire Tianqi era would not stop because of his shut-up for the past few days.
Almost everyone spent the rest of their time talking about Samuel. This situation was similar to that of Cloud City four years ago. Back when Samuel had just married into the Sue family, he had also been mocked by Cloud City.
Two days later, Samuel’s figure finally appeared on the outskirts of the Tianqi Realm.
After a long journey, Samuel finally came to the edge of Tianqi. He once thought about where the Tianqi existed. Why couldn’t many people know the secret and location of the Tianqi? Only when he came in person did he know that the Tianqi was hidden in the deep mountains and forests. It was a rare place out of the ordinary, and no one could find it.
“Tianqi blocked all satellite signals. Even if we were in space reconnaissance, we wouldn’t be able to detect the existence of Tianqi,” Fang Zhan explained to Samuel from the side.
Samuel smiled. With his intelligence, how could he not have thought of this? However, Samuel had a grateful expression on his face when he heard Fang Zhan’s unnecessary explanation.
“Is this the edge of Tianqi Realm?” Samuel asked.
Fang Zhan nodded and said, “This place is the first step into the Tianqi Realm. Everyone here is at the Yellow Level.”
In the distance, Samuel saw two familiar figures. They were Zhuang Tang and Gong Tian. He remembered that when they were in the Nangong family, Samuel beat them so hard that they did not dare to say a word.
“You need to stay here now. You can only go to a higher level place after passing the yellow-level competition,” said Elder Yi to Samuel.
On the way here, Samuel was very clear about the rule of Tianqi. He could only go to other places after the ranking games from the bottom to the top.
“Elder Yi, if I were to be defeated here, wouldn’t it make people laugh their heads off?” Samuel said with a smile.
“Not only do you make people laugh their heads off, but I’m also laughed at by others,” Elder Yi said.
Samuel waved his hand and said, “You’d better leave quickly. A superior status like yours can’t stay in such a place.”
After taking a look at Fang Zhan, Elder Yi left. The following training for Samuel had been handed over to Fang Zhan. He only needed to wait for Samuel in the four gates.
At this time, many Yellow-level people who heard Samuel arrived showed up one after another. They looked at Samuel as if they were looking at a monkey.
“Is this guy Samuel? I can’t tell what’s special about him.”
“It’s ridiculous that a person like him is actually going to participate in all the grading competitions.”
“Elder Yi is really blind to accept such a person as an apprentice. Lin Tong is thousands of times better than him.”
In other people’s eyes, Samuel was nothing except for his good looks. However, Tianqi was not a place where people could feed on their looks. Without real strength, one would not be able to stand firmly in the Tianqi Realm.
“This guy also brought a woman with him. Does he need someone to take care of him even if he can’t take care of himself?”
“I heard that this guy is the Young Master of a rich family. It seems that he has been pampered since he was a child. When he grows up, he can’t leave the babysitter to take care of him.”
“Hahahahaha, what a joke. I can’t wait to see him make a fool of himself.”
At this moment, Zhuang Tang and Gong Tian walked up to Samuel. They treated him differently from the others. They did not look down on him at all because they knew Samuel’s strength better than anyone else.
As the defeated general of Samuel, they did not have the right to mock him.
Zhuang Tang said to Samuel, “Samuel, I didn’t expect to see you so soon.”
“It has been a few months. It’s not fast, but I never expected you to be only at the Yellow level,” Samuel said.
Zhuang Tang smiled faintly and did not think Samuel was making fun of him. He said, “The grading competition is not as simple as you think. Even if this is a yellow-grade competition, there are still many hidden experts.”