Chapter 529: Bai Lian Pavilion
Liu Ming stepped forward and lightly shook the sect token on the door.
A faint green light flashed from the token and hit the light curtain. Then the surface of the stone gate lighted up slightly, and it opened with a crack sound.
As soon as he walked into the stone house, a fat disciple wearing a deputy costume walked over with sleepy eyes.
“Junior fellow apprentice, is there an urgent task? You come really early.” The fat disciple rubbed his eyes and said slowly with a reluctant expression.
“Sorry for disturbing senior fellow apprentice to rest. It is also my first time to come to this special teleportation array. This time I have taken a sect mission that is at the Changyang Market.” Liu Ming respectfully said.
“Oh, Changyang Market… Come with me then.” The fat disciple was slightly astounded after hearing the words. He opened his eyes, took a close look at Liu Ming in front of him, turned around, and walked toward the stone house behind him.
Liu Ming showed a trace of confusion, but he didn’t speak much. He followed the fat disciple walking in.
Another thing that surprised Liu Ming was that behind the stone house, there was a platform built in a cave. The platform was about acres in size. There were more than ten teleportation arrays densely arranged in a row.
Compared with the previous ordinary teleportation array that people visited frequently, Liu Ming did not see anyone here.
“Most of these teleportation arrays are teleported to some relatively remote places outside the clan. If you are going to Changyang Market, you will inevitably have to teleport a few times on the way.” Fat disciple explained to Liu Ming with a smile.
Upon hearing this, Liu Ming nodded calmly.
“After you teleport, there will naturally be someone who guards the array over there. You just need to tell him that you are going to Changyang Market, and they will tell you which teleportation array to use.” Fat Disciple saw and warned.
“Thank you, senior fellow apprentice.” Liu Ming cupped his fist and thanked him.
“Okay, go to the teleportation array in the corner over there.” The fat disciple pointed to the large pale red array on the far left of the platform.
Liu Ming walked over immediately.
At the next moment, the sect token on his waist released a dazzling light, and a red light burst into the sky from the teleportation array under his feet. He disappeared on the spot.
“This junior fellow apprentice came so early. As expected, the people who are going to Changyang Market are a little weird. It’s no wonder that only these weird people can deal with the Bat Clan.” The fat disciple muttered to himself, then he went back to the stone house to sleep again.
Liu Ming only felt a sharp sound coming from his ears. After his vision blacked out, he suddenly appeared on a hill that was thousands of miles away from the Thousands Spirit Mountain Range.
Not far in front of him, there were about six teleportation arrays.
“This senior fellow apprentice, where are you going?” A young who seemed to be only sixteen years old came up immediately. He bowed slightly and asked.
“I’m going to the Changyang Market.” Liu Ming replied blankly.
“For the Changyang Market, please go to the blue array.”
“Thanks a lot.” Liu Ming cupped his fist to thank him and walked into the blue array.
Then, after a flash of blue light, he disappeared on the spot again.
After teleporting like this four times in a row, Liu Ming appeared in a green valley full of exotic flowers and grasses.
After strolling around the valley, he found that there was only one array that belonged to the Taiqing Sect. There were several similar teleporting arrays, and many others were teleported out from different arrays one after another. Judging by the aura, most of them were Condensation Period cultivators.
Liu Ming didn’t pay much attention to these people. He rode on a black cloud and flew into the sky.
Along the way, he silently recalled some relevant information about Changyang Market that he checked before setting off.
According to the information, this place called Changyang Market was located at a special location in which the sphere of influence of the Taiqing Sect and other forces overlapped. Thus, this market not only had the Taiqing Sect’s shops, but there were also other shops operated by other forces. Even the Haoran Academy, one of the four ancient sects, and the well-known Bat Clan were among them. There were also people of different realms ranging from the Real Pellet State to the Spirit Apostle Stage.
The Green Sprout Mountain Range, where Bat Clan lived, were just a few dozen miles away from the Changyang Market.
After Liu Ming thought about it, he knew had a plan in mind.
Then he flew all the way for ten days straight. After passing through a barren and crowded rocky mountain range, open land of several hundred acres appeared in front of him.
On the flat ground was a small town that was half a village and half a city, and a few escape lights could be vaguely seen flying in and out of the city.
After ten minutes, Liu Ming came to the mid-air not far from the market.
He didn’t fall directly, but he glanced at the situation in the whole market.
Changyang Market was a huge market as compared to the sect market, and there were two entrances on the east and south.
The center of the market was a small lake with the size of a dozen acres, and it was surrounded by yellowish brown walls of varying heights.
The lake was surrounded by dense buildings of various heights.
After thinking about it for a while, Liu Ming walked down the entrance that was near him and he went straight to the Taiqing Sect’s forge.
Not long afterward, in the west of the market; in a forge with a “Bai Lian Pavilion” plaque.
In the living room on the second floor of this shop, Liu Ming was talking with a tall and skinny young man with a slight smile.
“Junior fellow apprentice is finally here. I have been waiting for you here for a long time. To be honest, there is something urgent in my family that needs to be dealt with, but I can’t find someone to replace me. I only got the message from the sect half a month ago, saying that junior fellow apprentice is willing to come here to replace me temporarily. This really solves my urgent need.” The tall and skinny young man named Su Cong said with extreme enthusiasm.
Seeing this, Liu Ming naturally said something polite.
“By the way, how do I address junior fellow apprentice?” The tall and skinny young man scratched his head and asked with a smile.
“I’m Liu Ming from the Piaohong Courtyard.” Liu Ming said with a smile.
“So you are Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu. I have neglected my family affairs for a long time, I’m afraid I will have to leave immediately. If everything goes well, I will be back in half a year. It will definitely not exceed a year. Shopkeeper Ye and two forgers in the shop are also Taiqing Sect’s disciples. Just let him brief you about this place.” The tall and skinny young man spoke a lot, revealing an urgent expression.
After thinking for a while, Liu Ming nodded.
“Thank you Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, let’s go through the handover procedures.” The tall and skinny young man was overjoyed. After thanking him, he immediately removed his clan token from his waist.
Upon seeing this, Liu Ming also took his token sect from his waist and moved forward.
The tall and skinny young man slapped the token with one hand, and a blue light shot out and flashed into Liu Ming’s token.
Then he took out a box from the storage amulet around his waist and handed it to Liu Ming, explaining the contents in it.
Liu Ming took the box. While memorizing what the young man said, his Divine Thought scanned the box. After confirming that it was correct, he kept it in his storage amulet.
“That’s it, thank you Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu.” The tall and skinny young man seemed to be relieved and said with joy.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Su welcome.” Liu Ming kept away the things in his hands away.
“Shopkeeper Ye is usually responsible for business dealings here. The one behind the counter on the first floor of the shop is the one. Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu can ask him if there is anything unclear in the future. I have also explained to him about this. In addition, in this Changyang Market, Bat Clan and Haoran Academy are not easy to mess with. Please remember that Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu.”
After that, the tall and skinny bowed to Liu Ming and he left the market in a rush.
After Liu Ming stood quietly by the window sill for a while, he turned and walked out of the living room.
“Senior, do you have any instructions for junior?” As soon as Liu Ming came out, a green clothes attendant who was standing not far away rushed over and asked carefully.
“Please ask the shopkeeper and several forgers in the store to come up. I have some things to explain.” Liu Ming gave a command and returned to the private room.
“Okay, I will go now.” The attendant responded, turned around and ran down.
After a while, there was a clear voice coming upstairs.
After that, an old man in his sixties and two sturdy middle-aged men appeared at the stairs, and they walked straight to the living room where Liu Ming was.
Except for the three of them, there were no other people in the shop. The staffs and attendants in the store also stepped down.
“Shopkeeper Ye, and the forgers, you don’t need to be polite, please come in.”
As soon as the three of them arrived at the door, Liu Ming’s peaceful voice sounded.
After the three of them looked at each other, the old man stretched out his hand and pushed open the door to lead the other two in.
Liu Ming sat quietly on a chair in the room, looking at the three of them with a slight smile on his face.
“Greetings to Sir Envoy.” Shopkeeper Ye, the old man in his sixties, hesitated for a moment and stepped forward to salute.
Seeing the old man doing this, the two middle-aged men hesitated for a moment and followed him to bow.
“You all don’t need to be so polite. I’m afraid we will have to work together for a while.” Liu Ming stood up and said very politely.
Like Shopkeeper Ye and two forgers, they were all ordinary disciples of the Taiqing Sect. Later, because of old age, it was hopeless to be promoted to the outer disciple, so they simply applied for a remote transfer to the Changyang Market, married a wife, and took care of the business for the Taiqing Sect.
This kind of thing was quite common in the Taiqing Sect. Many ordinary disciples who were weak and did not want to be restrained by others would do so.
But this kind of disciple, generally speaking, after a certain period of time, after making no special contributions, their names would be removed from the list of ordinary disciples in the sect. Therefore, they could be regarded as the peripheral staff of another kind of affiliation with the Taiqing Sect.
The two middle-aged men were both at the Condensation Period early stage. Shopkeeper Ye was the oldest, but he only had the strength of the Spirit Apostle later stage, but such strength was naturally enough to be the shopkeeper.
The three of them naturally behaved respectfully when facing a real outer disciple with such a promising future as Liu Ming.