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289 Chapter 289: Another Law Orb

    "Which Empire is closest to us?" Long Chen asked Man Gu.

    "The Blue Sky Empire." Man Gu replied.

    "The Blue Sky Empire? There was nothing about it in the books I read? How far are we from the North Moon Empire?" Long Chen asked.

    He tried to remember the name of the Blue Sky Empire, but he hadn't heard it.

    "I apologize to the master, but I don't know much about the outside world. So I don't know about the North Moon Empire that you're talking about." Man Gu replied as he apologized.

    " Is master from the North Moon Empire?" The man asked.

    "Yeah. It's something like this." Long Chen replied in a casual manner.

    "I heard that there was an Alchemy Hall in the sect? Do they sell and purchase Alchemy Materials like herbs and stuff?" He asked.

    " They do. But a person can only purchase stuff using contribution points. Outside world's money holds no importance in the sect." Man Gu informed him.

    "Really? How can I get contribution points then?" Long Chen asked.

    He urgently needed the herbs so he could cure his poison.

    "There are a few methods. One of them is to complete missions given by the sect. Every disciple has to complete at least one mission each month. The restriction doesn't apply to 4-star disciples though. They don't need to complete any mission if they don't want to. "

    " The second method is by getting ranked. Master must have found out about the Rank Hall by now? The Rank Hall gives various ranks to the disciples based on their performance."

    " Those who are in the top 50 are given contribution points every month according to their rank. Higher your rank, higher the contribution points you get."Man Gu explained to Long Chen.

    "The third method is by selling. Many disciples of the sect sell things, like the medicines they make, or the treasures they craft to the sect or to other disciples. They get contribution points in return."

    "And the last option is reserved only for the 4-star disciples. That is to ask their Black Robed Masters to give them contribution points."  Man Gu further said with a smile.

    "Hmm... tell me more about the ranking thing? I feel like giving that a try." Long Chen said.

    "Of Course Master. There are 5 rankings in the Ranking Hall. First is Strength Ranking, which is classified based on the strength of the cultivator. Second is Alchemist rankings. I don't know much about that, but I heard that there are standard tests and your performance gets you points that place you on the ranking respectively."

    "The third-ranking is Physician Ranking. It's mostly theoretical about cures for various diseases and stuff."

    "The 4th ranking is the Artificer ranking. It's a ranking similar to the Alchemist rankings, but for Artificers. And the final ranking... that's a secret. Only those who are in the top 20 of at least 2 other rankings can participate in the 5th ranking. Only a few people have participated in this throughout the years. They never talked about this ranking and what it's about."

    "The 5th ranking is called the Demon Ranking. It is considered the most important ranking by most, followed by the other rankings." Man Gu said with a smile.

    "Alright. That's enough for right now. Where is the bedroom?" Long Chen asked as he saw Xun standing in front of him with a pouty look on her face.

    "That way, Master." Man Gu said as he pointed towards a room.

    "Alright. I'll call you when I need you. Don't disturb me unless it's something important." Long Chen said as he stood up and walked towards the room.

    Long Chen entered the room and closed the door.

    As he looked back, he saw Xun standing there. She was glaring at him.

    "Why are you here? Go outside and talk some more!" She said.

    "I'm sorry, I forgot about the important thing. The poison concerned me a little, but I apologize. So, tell me. What was it that you wanted to tell me?" He said in an apologetic tone.

    "Hmph." Xun snorted as he started looking in another direction with puffed up cheeks.

    "Come on. I already apologized. What do you want me to do?" He said as he moved towards her.

    "Nothing. I'll tell you." She finally turned back after a few minutes.

    "Tell me then. What was the thing that I needed to know?" He asked as he stepped towards the bed and sat down.

    "There are two things I need to tell you."

    "First is that I feel like there's a Law Orb in this place. I'm not sure where, but I have a strong feeling that there's a Law Orb in the sect, or nearby." She said to him.

    "Ahmm...? So you don't know where the orb is? How can I find the orb in such a big place?" Long Chen said with a confused look on his face.

    "Last time the Orb was in a mansion, so it was easy to find. But this time..." Long Chen fell into deep thought as he thought about it.

    "What's the second thing?" He inquired as he looked at her.

    "It's about your bloodline trial." She said in a straight manner.

    "What about my bloodline trial? Will it begin soon?" He asked.

    "Nope. It won't start soon... because it has already started." She replied.

    "What?" Long Chen said with a look of disbelief on his face.

    "What's the test? Why didn't we go to the bloodline temple?"Long Chen asked as he looked at her.

    "Well, this trial is quite different than the last one. Though you'll still go to the bloodline temple to get your rewards if you succeed." Xun replied to Long Chen.

    "Alright. So what's the trial this time?" He asked with a curious look on his face.

    "The trial is about your determination. It's about your worthiness. If you can't pass this trial, then you're not worthy to be the successor of Master."She said as she looked towards him.

    Long Chen didn't understand what she was talking about.

    "I don't understand. Can you tell me in simpler terms?" Long Chen asked.
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