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Sun Mo threw a glance at the racks and noticed a huge variety of items that filled up the majority of the space.
However, if he were to take a careful look, he’d notice that the varieties only exceeded 100 types. Most of them was something he already had.
“System, didn’t you say that as long as I have sufficient favorable impression points, I’d be able to buy everything I want from the system shopping store?”
Sun Mo was perplexed.
“Your star level is too low and is unable to unlock more varieties of items! You’ll have to work hard to increase it. The higher your star level, the more comprehensive the items in the shopping store will be.”
Sun Mo shrugged. It was only four months away from the 1-star great teacher examination in spring. He could attend it then.
The Saint Gate’s star-level examinations were continuous.
For example, if Sun Mo were to pass the 1-star great teacher examination in March, then he could continue to take the 2-star great teacher examination in April. If he continued to pass, he could even take the 3-star great teacher examination in May.
Of course, most people couldn’t consecutively take the examinations. Even if their academic standard reached the said requirements, their great teacher halos also needed to reach a certain number. After all, it was too difficult to comprehend great teacher halos.
“Other people rely on their father, but I rely on my system!”
Sun Mo said in self-mockery.
“Don’t belittle yourself. Given your aptitude, you’ll also be able to comprehend these great teacher halos sooner or later. It’s just that the tools rewarded by the system have shortened the time.”
The system consoled, “After all, we don’t pick hosts randomly.”
Sun Mo frowned. “Are there other systems?”
“Why don’t you make a guess?”
The system refused to reply.
Great teacher halos were considered peak-grade items. Although they weren’t limited editions, only one would appear each time. A new halo would always appear after the host had purchased the old one.
This time around, Sharp Tongue halo was the one that appeared. It was another practical halo.
Usually, ‘Sharp Tongue’ was used to describe someone with a spicy mouth. However, there was no killing prowess.
Since ancient days, there were no cases where one could kill with just a few words. At the most, it’d be like Wang Lang’s case, where he was driven to death by Prime Minister Zhuge Liang .
However, in Middle-Earth’s Nine Provinces once a great teacher comprehended Sharp Tongue, the words they said would possess a tremendous killing prowess. In lighter cases, it could cause the other party to cough up blood and suffer internal injuries. In serious cases, the other party might just die on the spot.
“If keyboard warriors were to get their hands on this great teacher halo, wouldn’t they become gods? Wouldn’t everyone they lash out at just die?”
Sun Mo was amused.
This was a punishing-type halo. Although physical punishments were commonly seen in Middle-Earth’s Nine Provinces, great teachers held their status in high regard and would rarely make a move. However, if they were to use Sharp Tongue, it’d look cool while also letting the students remember their mistakes.
Sun Mo looked at the price. 50,000 favorable impression points. No discounts!
The Queen Bee Hotel was one of the top-notch luxurious hotels in White Dew City. Right now, it had been completely booked by Mingshao.
Chen Ying saw that there was no one in the backyard and so he started to practice the Dharma Skyshock Fist. However, he was midway through it when he suddenly felt an unbearable pain appear in his right chest, causing him to be almost unable to breathe.
“Chen Ying? Chen Ying? Where the hell did you go? There’s a job to do!”
The leader of the logistics team was cursing away since Chen Ying always disappeared in the blink of an eye. This was really infuriating.
Chen Ying called out.
“Chen Ying, if you don’t wish to be in the logistics group, then just say it. There are plenty of students who wish to do it!”
The leader frowned. He really disliked Chen Ying’s work attitude.
“I… I didn’t slack. I’ve completed all the work you assigned me to!”
Chen Ying explained. He said too much and it affected his chest, making him feel even greater pain.
“Do you think you can rest after that?”
The leader was enraged. “Then will you keep on doing work if I keep on assigning it?”
Chen Ying fell silent.
“Chen Ying, don’t think that I’m targeting you. Being in logistics means that you’ll have a chance to come into contact with great teachers. They just need to give us a few lines of guidance and we’ll be able to benefit greatly. Moreover, since we aren’t selected to be part of the main team, we should work even harder,” admonished the leader.
Their aptitude wasn’t as great, but if they weren’t as hardworking either, how could they put up a fight?
The other students in the logistics group fought for work to stand out, hoping that they’d be able to move a great teacher.
However, Chen Ying was nowhere to be found almost all the time.
“Go collect the clothes of Chen Liqi and the others and then wash them clean. If they are worn out, then don’t keep the clothes. Go to Teacher Zhao to request new school uniforms. After the clothes are ironed, put them into their rooms.”
Chen Ying lowered his head.
“Quickly do it!” The leader urged, “I know that you’re secretly training, but what can you achieve without any guidance from a great teacher? Just be steadfast and do your job.”
The leader left, leaving behind Chen Ying whose countenance was a little pale. Each time he took a step, his right chest would experience a piercing pain. Moreover, his dantian felt a little uncomfortable as well.
“Guidance from a great teacher?”
Chen Ying wore a regretful expression. He had made use of the opportunity to deliver food to ask Teacher Wei a few questions. Although Teacher Wei had answered his questions, Chen Ying didn’t understand them too well. He wanted to ask further but was worried that he’d be seen as a fool. Moreover, Teacher Wei didn’t have so much time to waste on a student in the logistics group.
“Our new student group is really amazing! It’s another first place!”
“Sigh, they get private lessons from our school’s great teachers every day! It’s no wonder that they’re amazing!”
“I’m so jealous!”
A few students were discussing it. Chen Ying heard it and couldn’t help but wear an envious gaze.
A door from the guest room suddenly opened.
Chen Ying quickly backed off to the wall, lowered his head, and greeted, “Teacher Wei!”
Wei Xueli didn’t pay too much heed to Chen Ying. He patted Chen Liqi’s shoulder and encouraged, “Your performance is great. Keep up the good work and you’ll be the top person amongst the new students this year.”
“It’s thanks to Teacher Wei’s great guidance!”
“Don’t say that. It’s because you’re talented.”
Wei Xueli didn’t claim the credit. “If there’s anything you don’t understand, you can ask me any time! If I can’t resolve them, then I’ll help you to ask the headmaster!”
“Thank you, Teacher Wei!”
Chen Liqi was very respectful.
“Good luck. Mingshao’s future is in your hand.”
Teacher Wei admired Chen Liqi more as he looked at him. He hesitated for a moment before saying, “If you change your mind, you can come acknowledge me as your teacher any time!”
Chen Ying’s countenance was dark when he heard their conversation. When would he receive the recruitment of a great teacher?
Teacher Wei sent Chen Liqi out and didn’t even look at Chen Ying. He then returned to his room, closing the door.
Chen Ying had planned on asking a few questions, such as why his chest would hurt. However, he didn’t have the chance to do that at all.
Chen Ying then carried a big bunch of clothes and turned at the corner of the corridor. But then, he saw Chen Liqi leaning against the wall, having his arms crossed in front of his chest, waiting for him.
“What do you want?”
Chen Ying frowned.
“Tsk, don’t you think too highly of yourself? I’m an official participant and time is very tight for me. I don’t have the time to trouble you!” Chen Liqi rolled his eyes. “My uniform has gotten dirty. Go wash it. Remember to iron it three times after.”
After saying that, Chen Liqi left quickly. He had to go attend a meeting to discuss the third round of the league tournament. This time around, Mingshao was determined to win first place.
Chen Ying’s countenance turned even more grim. Compared to being humiliated, he felt even more upset by such neglect. This meant that he wasn’t even worthy of being Chen Liqi’s enemy.
That was right. Chen Liqi was fighting to win first place while he was here washing clothes!
“Am I going to waste my seven years as a student like this?”
Chen Ying couldn’t accept this.
Some students from the logistics group were already in the backyard and were washing clothes.
“Did you hear? The Central Province got second place, wiping out Haizhou and Shanyue’s group, showing exemplary performance!”
“I heard about it. Their teacher, I think he’s called Sun Mo, had lashed out verbally against Haizhou’s headmaster!”
“That’s right, that’s the one. He crushed Wei Lu who was at the seventh level of the blood-ignition realm.”
Chen Ying’s ears perked up when he heard the students discussing. Sun Mo? It couldn’t be the person who had saved him the other day, could it? Was he really so amazing?
(Should I go ask him for guidance?)
Chen Ying contemplated and his expression gradually became solemn. He hadn’t forgotten what the other party had said. He should either give up on the Dharma Skyshock Fist or change his cultivation art. Either of which was options he couldn’t accept.
As time passed, the student groups gradually returned and more news spread. Then, more schools started to know that the Central Province Academy was incredibly powerful.
Until now, they had wiped out a total of three student groups: Chongde, Shanyue, and Haizhou. The first two groups were mediocre, but Haizhou was a strong school that had the chance to fight for first place. Despite this, their group was wiped out.
As a result of this, Sun Mo, Li Ziqi, and Xuanyuan Po’s reputation soared tremendously.
There wasn’t a wall in this world in which wind couldn’t pass through. Moreover, Sun Mo didn’t exterminate every single one of them. The survivors became the source of the news.
During these two days, vice-headmasters of the other famous schools started to headhunt Xuanyuan Po and Li Ziqi. Regardless if they could succeed, they decided to give it a try first.
It was because the Central Province Academy had clearly become a tremendous hurdle for Mingshao that the students started to talk a lot more about them. Therefore, Chen Ying heard about the news as well.
On the morning of the third day, he finally found a chance to run to the Ten Thousand Maple Hotel. However, he only stood at the entrance, feeling a little at a loss.
Sun Mo was so famous, so it must be very difficult to meet him. However, since Cheng Ying had already taken leave, he couldn’t possibly waste it. Therefore, he braced himself and entered the hotel.
Chen Ying saw five students wearing the Central Province Academy’s uniform and quickly went up to them.
“I’m sorry, may I ask which room Teacher Sun Mo stays in?”
“What do you want?”
Shi Qiao’s brows furrowed as he assessed Chen Ying.
Chen Ying found it hard to speak up.
“Is there a need to ask? He must be here after hearing Teacher Sun’s reputation and wants to seek his guidance!”
Xu Jialiang sneered.
“If that’s the case, I advise you to go back. We don’t even have enough of Teacher’s time to share amongst ourselves.”
Shi Qiao’s lips twitched. If it was possible, Shi Qiao wanted to stay by Teacher Sun’s side every day to listen to his guidance.
“Hey, he came all the way here. This showed that he’s really sincere. Don’t be dampening his spirits!”
Although Xu Jialiang said that, he didn’t wish for these people to affect Teacher Sun’s rest time either.
“Shi Qiao wanted to acknowledge Teacher Sun as his teacher but didn’t succeed. He has been feeling upset and he hopes that everyone else won’t get Teacher Sun’s guidance either!”
Lu Qi voiced out Shi Qiao’s thoughts.
“Shi Qiao, if you perform well in the third round, you might be able to move Teacher Sun!”
Xu Jialiang consoled him.
“Forget it. Don’t you wish for the same thing as well?”
Shi Qiao rolled his eyes.
Hearing that, Chen Ying’s heart shook. So they were members of the new student group.
Students like them had plenty of potential and were geniuses that great teachers would want. They wouldn’t pick a teacher easily. However, the few of them wanted to acknowledge Sun Mo as their teacher yet couldn’t do that…
This meant that it was very difficult for one to become Sun Mo’s personal disciple!
“It seems that I missed a great opportunity the other day!”
Chen Ying suddenly felt a little regretful.
Favorable impression points from Chen Ying +30. Friendly (110/1,000).
“Which school are you from?”
Xu Jialiang assessed Chen Ying.
Chen Ying felt embarrassed to say it. If people from his school were to find out that he came to seek guidance from Sun Mo, they’d definitely reproach him.
“Tsk, lacking in sincerity!”
Shi Qiao’s lips twitched. “Just leave. Teacher Sun won’t have the time to give you guidance!”
Chen Ying didn’t wish to leave.
“Leave him be!”
Xu Jialiang urged and was about to leave when he heard Li Ziqi’s question.
“How can you be so sure?”
The little sunny egg, papaya girl, and Ying Baiwu carried a bunch of items and came back from their shopping trip outside.
“Eldest Martial Sister!”
Xu Jialiang and the others called out.
Shi Qiao looked down on them. (It seems that my competitors have increased again.)
After listening to Xu Jialiang’s explanation, Li Ziqi looked at Chen Ying. “It’s you?”
“I wish to meet Teacher Sun!”
Chen Ying lowered his stand. “Only Teacher Sun Mo will be able to resolve my problem!”
“Which school are you from?”
Chen Ying’s words were polite talk and Li Ziqi didn’t believe them. However, she felt that this was an opportunity to let this student spread Teacher’s fame to other schools.
As for whether her teacher could solve this student’s problem?
(Please, my teacher can solve everything!)
In Li Ziqi’s heart, Sun Mo was very learned and there was nothing he couldn’t do!
Chen Ying could tell that this flat-chest young girl had great status. He hesitated for a moment before saying, “Mingshao!”
“Come with me!”
Li Ziqi instructed.
“Eldest Martial Sister!”
Shi Qiao’s countenance turned bitter. “We wished to seek Teacher Sun’s guidance but didn’t dare to disturb him. Why do we have to give a person like him the chance to do that?”
Shi Qiao felt upset.
“One must learn to be magnanimous!”
Li Ziqi advised.
“My god, even Mingshao’s student came to seek Teacher Sun’s guidance?”
Xu Jialiang exclaimed.
“He’s probably trash that no one cares about. If he really is a good student, their great teachers would have fought to give him guidance!”
Shi Qiao sneered.
“Rather than complaining here, you might as well work hard to perform well and move Teacher Sun’s heart.”
Chu Jian, who had been quiet all this while, suddenly spoke up.
“Sigh, why didn’t I meet Teacher Sun when I entered the school back then?”
Shi Qiao sighed. It was the easiest to go under Sun Mo’s wings back then. Now, it had become something very difficult.
“Forget it, it won’t work at that time either!”
Peng Kunqi’s lips twitched.
“I went to find out about it. During the student recruitment meet, Qin Fen had competed against Teacher Sun over a pair of brothers who showed outstanding talent. Qin Fen is an outstanding student from Jixia Learning Palace, but Teacher Sun won. However, although the pair of brothers had great talent, they were lacking in character and thus were refused by Teacher Sun.”
“I heard about that too. Teacher Sun won’t take in just anybody!”
Lu Qi nodded.
“Just accept your fate. It’s very hard to become Teacher Sun’s personal disciple!”
After Chu Jian said that, the group sighed.
+321 favorable impression points from the students.
This is actually an idiom that suggests a heated verbal exchange/debate.
In the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Cao Zhen called for his subordinates to help, while Wang Lang decided to try and persuade him to surrender and engaged Zhuge Liang in a debate, but he was soundly defeated. Zhuge Liang among other things scolded him as a dog and a traitor. From the shock, Wang Lang fell off his horse and died on the spot. There is no record of this in history, and instead, it is said that he merely sent a letter to Zhuge Liang recommending that he surrendered. The letter was ignored.
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