Qin Wentian glanced at the young man, instantly seeing through his cultivation base. The young man was a sixth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign with pride exuding out of the center of his brow. Behind him was a girl clad in a purplish-red long dress that accentuated her figure. Her long hair flowed like the waterfall, traces of her white and fair neck could be seen. Her skin was like water, she was a top-tier beauty that exuded nobility and elegance.
The eyes of this girl shone with a blow as she stared at the little white tiger which Little Rascal had transformed into. This made everyone understand that the young man wanted to buy this demonic beast pet because he wanted to make this girl happy.
"Sorry, I don't wish to trade." Qin Wentian waved his hands, sending that large piece of Yuan Meteor Stone back towards the young man.
The young man frowned as an expression of unhappiness appeared on his face. However, it lasted only for an instant before his brow smoothed over again. He then spoke to Qin Wentian, "I'm Rong Yan from the Divine Weapon Academy and this is my junior apprentice sister, Shen Jing. She really likes this demonic beast, and since Sir seemed to disdain having this as a pet, how about trading it to me? If that piece of Yuan Meteor Stone is insufficient, why don't you just name me a price."
"So it's someone from the Divine Weapon Academy. They are all extremely rich and overbearing." The crowd in the surrounding mused. The Divine Weapon Academy's purpose was to nurture many expert weaponsmiths. After they graduated, there were several that became fifth-ranked Divine Inscriptionists. Naturally, these people were all extremely rich. There would never be a divine inscriptionist that was poor.
"The Divine Weapon Academy." Qin Wentian's eyes flashed with light. The purpose of him in coming early to the Sacred Royal City did indeed has something to do with weapon forging. Right now what he needed was a vast sum of money. Forging divine weapons was naturally the best way to achieve his aim.
Upon seeing the light flashing past Qin Wentian's eyes, an expression of contempt appeared on Rong Yan's face. Indeed in the Royal Sacred City, the Divine Weapon Academy was extremely famous. There were several people who tried their best to curry favor with and to forge a good relationship with these future weapon forgers. The Divine Weapon Academy's students were all elites, and it seemed like this man before him was the same as others, changing his stance the moment he learnt of Rong Yan's identity so as to curry favor with him.
"My name is Tianwen, a no-name traveller. I heard that there would soon be a grand battle consisting of absolute geniuses right here on the Sacred Battle Platform, hence I travelled from afar hoping to witness the battle." Qin Wentian laughed. The eyes of Little Rascal rolled up, silently cursing Qin Wentian for being shameless. He actually claimed himself as one of the absolute geniuses, simply too shameless.
"Mhm. The arrangement between Qin Wentian and Di Shi caused an uproar throughout the Royal Sacred Region. Right now there are constantly many rushing over to our city, I'm sure the battle would be exceedingly fascinating." Rong Yan nodded, his eyes fixed on Little Rascal.
Qin Wentian glanced at Little Rascal as a 'sinister' smile flashed in his eyes. Even Little Rascal couldn't help but shiver upon noting that glance. What was his master planning to do?
"My, this little demonic beast is very disobedient but if Miss Shen likes it, I don't mind allowing it to play with Miss Shen. When Miss Shen gets tired of it, just returning the white tiger to me will do." Qin Wentian stared at the two of them as though he was looking at a treasure. They were here to gift a 'present' to Qin Wentian, how could he not be happy?
Shen Jing's brows twitched slightly, she could feel as though Qin Wentian had some other intention in mind. Qin Wentian's gaze made her very uncomfortable, but at this moment, the white tiger actually turned into a smaller size and transformed into a beam of light, shooting straight into her embrace.
Shen Jing was slightly stunned, but as she stared at the pure and lovable huge eyes of the white tiger, fond emotions appeared in her heart.
"Beautiful sister, you are so pretty!" Little Rascal's whined in a baby-voice, his words causing Shen Jing to laugh.
"Beautiful sister, you look so gorgeous when you are smiling." Little Rascal climbed up on her chest, its paws touching that bouncing happiness. Qin Wentian's heart suddenly filled with sympathy for Shen Jing when he saw this scene...He involuntarily recalled the scene of Qing`er holding Little Rascal with only one hand. Seems like Qing`er really understood Little Rascal very well.
Shen Jing had never seen such an adorable little white tiger cub before, how would she think of other things? Although she felt a strange feeling as her chest was being touched, when she stared at that innocent and pure eyes of Little Rascal, she didn't think anything. She merely rubbed Little Rascal on its head and spoke, "How could there be such a cute little demon cub such as you, to think that he's actually willing to use violence on you."
"Mhm, he's an evil person. He has no capabilities and a weak cultivation, he even made me go hungry on many occasions." Little Rascal blinked its eyes, as though it was about to cry. Although the tone of his voice was childish, itno longer slurred when it used human speech.
Shen Jing coldly glanced at Qin Wentian only to discover that Qin Wentian right now was also looking at her. His eyes shone with a strange light causing Shen Jing to feel extremely unhappy in her heart as the disdain she felt for him further increased.
"Miss Shen, I wished to learn weapon forging. I wonder if you would be so kind to refer me into the Divine Weapon Academy." Qin Wentian spoke, causing the impression Shen Jing had of Qin Wentian to become increasingly worse.
Rong Yan who stood beside her arrogantly regarded Qin Wentian. So it was true, Qin Wentian truly had a motive. He then coldly replied, "Referring you in is no problem, but it isn't so easy to become a member of the Divine Weapon Academy. Maybe, you can start off by being an apprentice. I can arrange that if you are keen on it."
The crowd in the surrounding all had expressions of interest on their faces. The status of a disciple of the Divine Weapon Academy was extremely high up but an apprentice was merely a runner for them. The moment a weaponsmith was unhappy, he could take out his anger onto them. Apprentices had an extremely lowly status, Rong Yan must have intentionally wanted to 'play' this guy.
"Sure! In that case I shall give my thanks first." It seemed as though Qin Wentian didn't know of the intentions of Rong Yan. A smile appeared on his face yet he was coldly laughing in his heart. Truly wanting him to join the Divine Weapon Academy as an apprentice? If he was the one forging the weapons, these two disciples of the academy before him probably could only stand aside and watch in wonder.
"No problem," the contempt in Rong Yan's eyes grew even more pronounced. For someone that was willing to become an apprentice, what could he be capable of? And as for that little demonic cub, as long as his junior apprentice sister liked it, does he even still need to return the pet to this man?
However, Rong Yan still had a trace of suspicion regarding Qing`er standing behind Qin Wentian. He couldn't help but question, "Who is she? Why does she needs to be veiled?"
"My sister. Her body is weak from illness and can't afford to endure the wind and chill." Qin Wentian casually stated. Although Rong Yan didn't believe him, he couldn't be bothered to continue his questioning.
"Let's leave." Shen Jing walked up, she didn't even bother to glance at Qin Wentian before walking past him.
Qin Wentian and Qing`er followed behind. And as for Little Rascal, he was 'enjoying' his time nestling its head inside Shen Jing's chest. Qin Wentian actually felt somewhat guilty, as though he had committed a crime...
The Divine Weapon Academy exuded an archaic air. The instant he arrived here, Qin Wentian could feel the fluctuation of energy from countless number of divine inscriptions everywhere. The silvery white huge pillars all around emanated a mysterious air, as though they were all completed divine weapons.
"Follow me closely." Rong Yan walked ahead as he commanded Qin Wentian. After he explained to the guards, he brought Qin Wentian right into the academy.
An academy wasn't a sect. A sect was much stricter in comparison, hence Rong Yan was able to so easily bring Qin Wentian into the Divine Weapon Academy.
"Let's go the weapon forging pagoda, the year-end weapon forging examination is starting soon, everyone should be there." Shen Jing spoke in a low voice.
Rong Yan nodded and smiled, "With junior sister's talent in weapon forging, you are already good enough to forge a high-grade fourth-ranked divine weapon. I'm sure you wouldn't make teacher disappointed when the time for the exam comes."
Shen Jing didn't express an opinion. They came to a public square and in the center of the public square there was a weapon forging pagoda. There were tens of levels in this pagoda and every level had facilities designated for the forging of weapons. The entire building was akin to a divine weapon hall, and exuded a terrifying heat that caused the temperature in the surroundings to surge up.
"This terrifying temperature is the same for all levels of this entire treasure pagoda. In here there's no need to worry about the temperature of the flame. As long as one is a weaponsmith, they can instantly open up a furnace and start to produce divine weapons. Quite unusual indeed." Qin Wentian mused as he stared at the treasure pagoda. The number of forging facilities became lesser as one ascended the pagoda, yet those at the higher levels were all extremely experienced weaponsmiths and their process of divine weapon creation was free for all to spectate.
"Senior brother Wang Yunfei is as awesome as ever. He can already forge a top-grade fourth-ranked divine weapon. If it wasn't because of the restriction of his cultivation base, maybe his comprehension in divine inscriptions would have already allowed him to forge a fifth-ranked weapon, elevating his status to a fifth-ranked divine inscriptionist grandmaster." Shen Jing stared at the silhouette of a young man on the top most level of the treasure pagoda as a hint of admiration appeared in her eyes. In the Heavenly Dipper Realm, the person whom she was most impressed with was none other than her senior apprentice brother, Wang Yunfei of the Divine Weapon academy.
Not only were his abilities in forging weapons extremely great, his combat prowess was similarly outstanding. He could be said to be a perfect Heaven Chosen.
"Indeed." Rong Yan nodded, but traces of jealousy appeared in his heart. However, he couldn't deny how outstanding Wang Yunfei was.
"Junior sister Moon, you are here as well." At this moment a young woman appeared by the side of Rong Yan as he flashed a brilliant smile at her which she didn't react to. She was clad in simple clothing and although her countenance was exquisite, her radiance seemed to dim when she stood next to Shen Jing. Shen Jing in her glamorous purplish-red dress caused her to unconsciously lower her head.
"Senior brother Rong Yan." Moon greeted in a low voice.
"Apprentice sister, I heard that you have need of an apprentice. Today, I managed to find one when I was roaming the city earlier for you. There you go." Rong Yan spoke to Moon as he pointed at Qin Wentian.
Moon glanced at Qin Wentian with a gentle smile on her face as she nodded her head, "Okay, thank you senior Rong Yan."
"Don't worry about it, bring him to your forging pavilion." Rong Yan smiled.
Moon didn't reply. She then turned to Qin Wentian and smiled, "My name is Moon."
"Tianwen." Qin Wentian nodded.
"Tianwen, follow me." Moon brought Qin Wentian away. Qin Wentian noted that Rong Yan and Shen Jing didn't even bother to glance at him. To them, there was no longer a need to return Little Rascal back to him.
"Tianwen, why come here to be an apprentice? An apprentice here wouldn't even be able to learn anything. It's impossible for those divine inscriptionists to pass down their inscriptions for you to study." After they walked a distance, Moon glanced at Qin Wentian with worry in her eyes. "Not only that, look at your age. If you are just at the very beginning, it's best to focus your attention on other areas other than divine inscriptions."
Qin Wentian stared into Moon's eyes. Although Moon didn't have the beauty of Shen Jing, she could still be considered pretty. Her soulful eyes contained the beauty of a pure innocence. If she was willing to dress herself up, she wouldn't necessarily be inferior to Shen Jing in terms of beauty.
"It's very tough to obtain divine inscriptions here?" Qin Wentian asked. He naturally understood the importance of divine inscriptions. Normally, who would even pass the divine inscriptions they were proficient with down so casually to you?
"Yes, the Divine Weapon Academy is an academy and not your own home. Let alone an apprentice, even if you are a disciple, they wouldn't so easily allow you to browse through all the divine inscriptions available. Only after you have some certain achievements would they select some divine inscriptions for you. I've been here almost a year, and the divine inscriptions given to me are all the usual ones around my standard. However, if I can perform well in this year end examination, I would have the chance to learn even more profound inscriptions!" Moon's eyes glowed. The excitement in her eyes was clear, it was evident that she had been waiting for the day of the examination for a very long time.