Master of Science and Technology - Chapter 30
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
“You’re wrong,” Wang Lianshan said while smiling, he stroked his beard and said, “Past is past, present is present, rules don’t always stay the same. That time they agreed to have 10 people in each sect to be fair, but the facts prove that there is something wrong with this.”
“And what’s wrong?” Jin Dasheng said coldly.
“First and foremost, we would go into the Mijing to explore it and obtain the treasures we needed, second is to train the disciples.” Luo Miao came closer to him, not caring about Jin Dasheng’s attitude at all, he continued, “But because of the fixed number, it led us to pick some weeds-like candidate among the seedlings. Some disciples are really weak, but they are selected because of the fixed number. Not only are they not helpful to us for exploring Mijing, they even become a burden.”
Although Luo Miao didn’t clearly say who they were, he almost hints who they are. Everyone knew he was referring to Yuqing sect. They can’t do anything about this, the performance of the Yuqing disciples in several or even a dozen times of competitions of five sects before was really horrible. The fact that the Yuqing was not strong was just one aspect of why the other teams plan to push them aside.
When Jin Dasheng heard Luo Miao, he understood what they were planning. It was because of the number of candidates in Yuqing, and they may even plan to force out Yuqing from this competition.
Jin Dasheng snort coldly, he closed his fan, and cast Luo Miao a sharp gaze and said, “Present is different from the past. The previous disciples are not good enough, and they don’t represent the group of disciples ten years from now. Besides, what has happened inside the Mijing was really just because Yuqing was not strong enough?”
“But brother Jin, you have to admit that the strength of a disciple depends on who taught him. Even if the disciples change as time goes by, but if he is still the master, what do you think his disciple would become?” Wang Lianshan said with no trace of politeness beside him.
“What? do you want to compete with me, is that what you mean?” Jin Dasheng narrowed his eyes slightly, he pinched his fan and was half-open, slightly revealing a trace of ink.
Jin Dasheng’s folding fan is not an ordinary ornament, but a very famous magic weapon called Shanhe Fengyun Fan. This Shanhe Fengyun fan is said to be made from a fragment of the Qiankun Wanxiang Map, the treasure of Master Yu Qingzhen thousands of years ago. Although its power is much lower than the Qiankun Wanxiang Map, it can’t be compared to an ordinary magic weapon.
Although Jin Dasheng’s cultivation base may be slightly inferior to Wang Lianshan, considering the Shanhe Fengyun fan, even if Luo Miao and Wang Lianshan join forces, they may not be able to win against him. Besides, Jin Dasheng brought two magic weapons, the Nine-storied Pagoda and the Suppressing earth seal. Even if the ancestor Yuanying would be dejected if he came.
Jin Dasheng was so confident. Of course, Wang Lianshan doesn’t want to lose to him. He smiled coldly and stood up and said, “I haven’t exchanged views with you for a long time. Since you want to learn from me, I also want to see if you made progress over the years.”
Of course, Li Fugui, who is the secret host of the competition of the five sects, would not just let the two fights, he quickly stood up and was about to persuade them when he saw them stood up.
However, before Li Fugui could speak, Ye Zan, who was sitting next to Jin Dasheng, stretched out his hand to stop Jin Dasheng. He looked at the two, and said, “Don’t be impatient, Martial nephew Wang hasn’t finished yet. I also want to hear what your next plan is.”
When he heard Ye Zan addressed him, Wang Lianshan couldn’t help but hate him, but he can’t be rude. He cupped his hands, and said as he put on a fake smile, “Hehe, Martial uncle Ye is reasonable, let me tell you what we have discussed earlier.”
When Ye Zan spoke, Jin Dasheng didn’t speak anymore, he closed his fan and looked at Wang Lianshan sharply. Waiting to see what he would say, or waiting for the chance to burst his anger.
Wang Lianshan returned to his seat, he glanced at Jin Dasheng and said, “Brother Jin also said earlier that the disciples are different in every competition. It’s true that they cannot be judged based on the performance of the previous disciples. But you have to admit as well that in many cases, even if they were different, their performance is not necessarily different. Of course, it may seem like it’s unfair for some people if the number will be reduced just because of poor performance last time. But if you don’t make adjustments at all, and don’t make changes, wouldn’t it be unfair for the others?”
“Don’t beat around the bush, I’m not interested in these arguments.” Ye Zan casually said. Arguments are just like time, they were pressed together just like a certain groove. A tyrant who wants to destroy the world would always say it’s for world peace, and their reasons were often so worthless.
“Hehe,” Wang Lianshan forced to laugh and thought to himself: You will soon cry. However, he no longer said his reason. He lightly coughed and said, “This is the case, we have discussed earlier about the people who have poor performance last time, although we won’t reduce their number of people immediately, but we need to test you to avoid having people playing the mouth organ to make up the numbers this time.”
“Test?” Ye Zan smiled.
“Yes, a test.” Wang Lianshan seems so confident, not only because the four sects have already agreed to it, but also because he knew the level of Yuqing sect. He continued, “According to the results of the competition, the worst-performing sect should accept the test given by the four sects. Other than that, we will send disciples who are not on the list to challenge your inner disciples which are on the list. If the challenger wins, you have to replace your disciple on the list.”
Wang Lianshan seems fair, but everyone knows that the sect with the worst performance is Yuqing. And his so-called test is just to divide the number of Yuqing disciples into the four sects. If all the four sects win as he said, then the Yuqing will only have six disciples left.
“I really admired you for being able to say this kind of thing in such a high-sounding manner.” Jin Dasheng couldn’t control himself and wanted to hit him.
But Ye Zan smiled faintly, he said seriously as if he really heard it, “This is a good idea. But, if the challenger lost in the challenge, what should we do? Let’s be more honest, you are obviously going to test our disciples in this competition, right? But if the challenger fails, and my disciples drained their strength and may even be injured for no reason, I am afraid it’s no excuse if the challenger does not give some compensation for it.”
Ye Zan’s response made Wang Lianshan and Luo Miao feel somethings wrong, but they felt that they were just thinking too much when they recall the performance of Yuqing disciple again. Wang Lianshan thought the thing about compensation was just a bluff, thinking that it would scare him so that it could change his mind.
Wang Lianshan calmed down by this thought, he said with a trace of disdain, “I don’t know what you are thinking, how should the challenger compensate?”
“Very simple, you can challenge us, but we should be able to challenge you in return. I think it shouldn’t be a big deal for you to get someone from each of your sects.” Ye Zan leaned back on his chair, the eyes of the four masters swept across to him, but he looked as if he’s not worried about his performance.