C2 Martial spirit awakening (1)
An imposing middle-aged man stood in the center of the Martial Hall This man was Wu Peng’s older brother, Wu Ming. Next to Wu Ming stood a boy the same age as Wu shen; Eldest Uncle Wu Ming’s second son, Wu Wei, who was also here for the martial spirit awakening ceremony.
Wu Peng and Su Yan led Wu shen to the center of the hall and Greeting Wu Ming, seeing this Wu Ming also greeted back.
Not long after Wu arrived, a hearty laughter resounded from outside the hall. As Wu shen and the others turned to look, a healthy looking old man surrounded by a group of people entered the hall. This old man was none other Wu shen’s grandfather, Wu Qide, the Wu Clan Manor’s lord for the past forty years, the very person who established the Wu Clan.
"Old Manor Lord!"
Upon Wu Qide’s arrival, residents of Wu Clan Manor present in the hall quickly rushed over to pay their respects.
Wu Qide smiled, then nodded his head at Wu Ming’s group before turning to face the rest of Wu Clan Manor’s people-- he smiled and said:
"Do not stand on ceremony. Today, I came over just to have a look.”
Usually, the Old Manor Lord would not make an appearance during the martial spirits awakening ceremony at the Martial Hall, however, this year was special because of Wu Wei and Wu shen.
Wu Qide walked to the front of the main hall, his eyes swept over the crowd in the hall before finally stopping on an old man in a gray robe standing next to him. Laughing Wu Qide said: “Since everyone is already here, let’s begin.”
"Yes, Manor Lord." The old man in gray-robe answered respectfully, and then he walked to the center of the hall.
The old man in the gray robe was Wu Clan Manor’s Chief Steward Chen lu. Wu shen heard his father say Chen lu had been a follower of Grandfather Wu Qide for a long time.
Chen lu stood at the center of the hall, a light glowed in his hands, spreading an overwhelming force around the hall.
Wu shen’s eyes lit up;
is this power of a seventh Order Warrior’s spiritual qi? So strong!
With Chen lu channeling his spiritual qi, suddenly, in the center of the hall, a bright hexagonal pattern shone, forming a beam of light.
“Wu Wei, you first." Wu Qide looked to Wu Wei and said
"Yes, Grandfather." Wu Wei answered and stepped forward into the hexagonal patterned light beam. As the beam of light fell on Wu Wei,
The beam of light wrapped around Wu Wei for a moment before a yellow light took over, enveloping Wu Wei. Finally, the earthen yellow shadow of a bear gradually emerged from behind Wu Wei. It was a Earthen yellow coloured bear. As the shape of the earth bear condensed and became more corporeal, a ferocious bear’s roar echoed in the main hall.
Everyone was stunned.
Wu Qide stared at the faint yellow shadow behind his grandson Wu Wei; his eyes shone brightly as he let out a big laugh, tremendously pleased.
This is a grade nine martial spirit, the Earth bear!" Chief Steward Chen lu cried out in a trembling voice.
A Earth bear martial spirit was considered one of the top among the high-grade martial spirits; it was infinitely the closest to being a grade ten martial spirit.
A grade nine martial spirit was very uncommon. Not only in Canglan County, but the entire kingdom.
Wu Ming looked at the Earth bear hovering behind his son. Both of his fists were clenched tightly, barely able to contain the excitement he felt at that moment. Even so, his body trembled slightly.
”Good, good, good!" Wu Qide repeated the word ‘good’ three times with a wide smile. Inhaling deeply, he gathered himself as he tried to suppress the excitement in his heart.
His eyes were full of joy as he looked lovingly at this grandson who possessed a grade nine martial spirit. He believed with the support and cultivation resources provided by the Wu Clan Manor, Wu Wei’s achievements would surely surpass him,
At this moment, Wu Peng walked towards Wu Ming to offer his congratulations: "Congratulations Big Brother.”
Wu Ming looked at Wu Peng’s sincere face, said: "Thank you, Second Brother. Let’s wait awhile, Wu shen has yet to awaken his martial spirit, there is a chance that he too might possess a grade nine martial spirit.”
However, those who heard this understood that they were only words of comfort. After all, grade nine martial spirits weren’t white cabbages.
“Wei’er, come here." At this time, Wu Qide, who was standing in the center of the hall, laughed as he called.
“Yes, Grandfather." Wu Wei replied. Before arriving at Wu Qide’s side, he passed in front of Wu shen, and his eyes inadvertently swept past Wu shen, carrying arrogance. This little exchange went unnoticed by others, however it did not escape Wu shen’s perception.
”Grade nine martial spirit, so what?“ thought Wu shen and calmly looked back at him.
Although Wu Wei was his cousin, the two of them weren’t close. Two years ago, Wu Wei and several other children of the Elders were bullying his sister Wu Min and Thus the consequence needs no explanation. Wu Wei and the several Elders’ children were beaten up miserably. Ever since then, Wu Wei has held a grudge.
Wu Wei walked over and stood in front of his grandfather. Wu Qide’s hand reached out to rub Wu Wei’s head, smiling and filled with love. Laughing, he turned to Wu Ming and said, “Wu Ming, you did a good job of giving birth to an excellent grandson!”
On the other end, Wu Ming felt a little embarrassed while listening to his father’s praise, ”Dad, don’t you think we should first continue with the awakening ceremony“
After Wu Wei, it was Wu shen’s turn. When Wu Ming spoke, the elders, stewards and disciples could not help but turn to look at Wu shen. Wu Wei as one of Wu Qide’s grandsons has a grade nine martial spirit. What about wu shen?
With the assembled clan members watching wu shen calmly stepped into the hexagon-patterned light beam.
Wu Peng and Su Yan could not help but hold each other’s hand nervously, even their heartbeats quickened while watching their son stepping into the hexagonal light beam.
Wu shen did not stay inside the light beam filled area for very long. Just like Wu Wei, a different silver coloured light also appeared around Wu shen’s body. Seeing this scene, the crowd stared blankly at silver light.
Then, a silver shadow appeared behind Wu shen’s head. Everyone saw it was serpent-like creature that has siver coloured body and to their surprise it also has very small two legs,
People were dumbfounded.
The surrounding people exchanged glances with each other.