Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 592
Chapter 592: 592
The Dragonmight Faction had the strictest organizational structure amongst the factions . Every time a faction lord was chosen, two vice-faction lords would also be chosen .
Beneath the faction lord were ten halls, with hall lords leading them . Each hall lord had ten thousand disciples under them . Under each hall lord were around ten chiefs, who each ran a chapter of around a thousand disciples . And each chief had ten or so deacons that helped command a hundred disciples each .
That was how things were roughly arranged . Chiefs and hall lords tended to lead respected lives, and it was the deacons who would be extremely busy . Still, having a hundred people to boss around wasn’t too bad .
A deacon was part of the faction’s leadership, and could increase their time in the Deepstar Path . This was how the sect both encouraged people to join factions and incited competition .
The higher you could climb up, the more likely you could reach the Earth Branch, or even Heaven Branch .
“Ordinary disciples just get an hour at the path, while deacons get two hours . Chiefs get three hours, and hall lords get four . With my efficiency, my limit is four hours a day . Beyond that would be useless . ”
However, these positions were just pit stops along the way . Becoming a faction lord was still his end goal . Faction lords could freely enter the path without time limits, even if they were the faction lord of the weakest faction .
If it wasn’t for the fact that he wanted to be the number one faction lord, he could simply have chosen a minor faction .
Honestly, becoming Dragonmight Faction’s lord during the faction battles would be difficult . The Human Branch had a deeply rooted system, and every faction lord’s efforts would have made their subordinates loyal by now . It wasn’t something that could be easily undone .
The Greenmaple Chapter had a thousand and one hundred disciples . They would regularly congregate together to swap pointers and socialize .
The chief was Gu Qingyao, a beautiful woman . She liked poetry, and her abilities were known far and wide . Many disciples admired her, and some even joined the chapter for her sake . She was a goddess in their hearts .
There was a rather peculiar, but widespread phenomenon . Whenever a hall lord or a hall chief was a particularly beautiful woman, it almost went without saying that there would be many male disciples under her command . Likewise, chapters with handsome men in charge tended to have more female disciples .
“Greetings, senior sister Qingyao!”
“She’s so pretty . ”
“She’s absolutely gorgeous . I hope she’ll pay attention to me!”
A beautiful woman garbed in a light blue dress covered in snow fox fur was walking through the long halls of the Greenmaple Chapter . As she passed by, all the men and women smiled at her .
“Hurry up, big sis! Xixi’s been waiting forever for you!”
From the end of the hallway emerged a five or six-year-old youth . His eyes were bright and lively, and his smile was like the blossoming of a flower . In that way, he almost seemed like a girl .
“Xixi came? Is she better?” Gu Qingyao quickened her pace . As she walked, many light blue butterflies flitted about around her, almost as if she was a fragrant flower .
Her snow fox furs actually served as a cape . It dragged across the floor as she moved, making her seem all the more noble and elegant .
“Much better,” the youth said .
As Gu Qingyao entered the main hall of the Greenmaple Chapter, she saw a young woman dressed in yellow seated inside . There were also several young men and women giving her massages, pouring tea for her, and carrying out other tasks .
“Leave us,” Xuanyuan Xixi said lazily .
“Yes, senior sister . ” Only then did the young disciples depart, paying their respects to Gu Qingyao as they passed .
“Qingyao, I’ve missed you to death!” Xuanyuan Xixi said .
“How did the Fragrant Jade Cake I gave you work out? Did you get all of your teeth back?” Gu Qingyao asked .
“Enough of that already, alright? Geez . It’s embarrassing!” Xuanyuan Xixi said .
“Senior sister Xixi!” The nearby youth suddenly revealed a look of ferocity . “Has your second brother finished investigating the background of this ‘Lin Feng’ character?”
“Not yet . This person is quite strange . I suspect he managed to somehow slip his way into the Archaion Sect . I didn’t see any records of him in the sect manifest . However, Lin Xiaoxiao entered via the sect examinations . ” Xuanyuan Xixi grit her teeth .
“Screw all that . Way I see it, you should just let me go deliver some punishment on your behalf . I’ll cripple him!” the youth said .
“Best to just forget it, Qingyin . You have incredible talent . At age fifteen, you were able to become a third-level empyrean saint . With your talent, you’ll be able to enter the Heaven Branch in just a few years . It’s best for you to focus your efforts on cultivation . I have great expectations of you,” Xuanyuan Xixi praised .
“Senior sister Xixi, I do have some good news for you! Divine Mentor Ji Bei has already agreed to accept me as his disciple . He said that I should be able to get into the Heaven Branch by eighteen, and he’ll personally take me under his wing then . ” Gu Qingyin said arrogantly .
“Really? I’m so happy for you!” Xuanyuan Xixi excitedly hugged the young man .
Her fragrance made him feel slightly intoxicated, and he blushed as he looked at Xuanyuan Xixi’s face . “Senior sister Xixi is so pretty . ”
“You’re quite the smooth talker, despite your young age,” Xuanyuan Xixi said somewhat embarrassedly .
“Xixi, don’t act so inexperienced when you’re older than my brother by fix or six years . ” Gu Qingyao smiled from the side . She was aware that Xuanyuan Xixi’s talent was quite a poor match for Gu Qingyin .
However, the siblings were farsighted . Their parents didn’t have high status in the sect, but they would never have to worry about background again if they could attach themselves to the Xuanyuan Clan .
“Qingyin is quite a cutie . Make sure you keep a watch over him and don’t let him go astray,” Xuanyuan Xixi said .
Gu Qingyao smiled . She knew that this match was as good as sealed if her brother could get into the Heaven Branch . What was a five or six year age gap? Even hundreds of years would be nothing .
Didn’t those old monsters of the Samsara stage often come to the Human Branch and find young girls to be their concubines?
They were still happily chatting when a disciple came in to report . “Senior sister Qingyao, two disciples want to join the faction and even become deacons .
“Do they have the strength of deacons?” Gu Qingyao asked . All of the factions were currently aggressively recruiting for the faction battles; there was no reason to look a gift horse in the mouth . After all, large numbers of cannon fodder were needed for the faction battles .
“I’m not sure . One is a sky saint, though he does have quite a lot of arrogance . ”
“Well, we have nothing to do anyway . Send them in . What’s their names?”
“One is Li Tianming and the other is Lin Xiaoxiao . ”
Xuanyuan Xixi shot to her feet . “Lin Xiaoxiao? Did she come here to die?”
“She probably isn’t aware of our relationship, and especially doesn’t know that you’re here,” Gu Qingyao said . She signaled for the two to be let in .
“Wait!” The young man, Gu Qingyin clapped his hands . “Senior sister Xixi . Didn’t you say you couldn’t find out about Lin Feng? Might he have changed his name, and he’s actually called Li Tianming?”
“Possibly . We’ll know when they come in . ” Xuanyuan Xixi’s expression was frosty .
It didn’t take long for a young man with black clothes and white hair to walk in, followed by a young girl .
Xuanyuan Xixi immediately felt her blood boiling . Weren’t they exactly Lin Feng and Lin Xiaoxiao?
Tianming immediately sensed some animosity and looked up to find Xuanyuan Xixi . Tianming turned around and asked Lin Xiaoxiao, “Why is she here?”
“She belongs to the Dragonmight Faction . I didn’t know she had links with the Greenmaple Chapter . Should we pick another?” Lin Xiaoxiao asked . It would be difficult to become a deacon here .
Tianming intended for a smooth admission, and wasn’t there to pick a fight . “Let’s go . ”
There were over a hundred chapters; he was too lazy to get into a spat with Xuanyuan Xixi .
“Stop there!” Xuanyuan Xixi shouted . “Don’t let them go!”
It turned out that Xuanyuan Xixi had quite a lot of clout here . Over a hundred disciples rushed out on her command to surround the pair, and at least twenty empyrean saints were in their number .
“What, you want to get beaten up again?” Tianming looked around, annoyed .
“No . Didn’t you just say you wanted to be a deacon in our faction?” Xuanyuan Xixi narrowed her eyes . She exchanged a look with Gu Qingyao, a scheme already forming in her mind . They hadn’t yet determined his background, and her second brother had told her to endure a while longer . However, if Li Tianming served himself up on a silver platter, it wouldn’t be her fault if he got hurt trying to become a deacon, no?
“Yes,” Tianming said .
“Let me do this . ” Gu Qingyao pushed Xuanyuan Xixi aside and came to Tianming .
Tianming’s eyes brightened . This girl really was quite the looker, with her beautiful smile and natural grace .
“Li Tianming and Lin Xiaoxiao, do you two wish to join the Dragonmight Faction and contribute?” Gu Qingyao asked .
“Yes . ”
“I accept your application . Now, you are members of our faction,” Gu Qingyao said .
“That’s it?” Tianming had been expecting a rejection .
“I even heard that you want to become a deacon?” Gu Qingyao asked .
“Do I have the right?” Tianming asked .
“You have . However, no sky saint in history has become a deacon . Do you have that ability?”
“What’s the requirement?”
“Simple, just defeat a current deacon . ”
“Who here is a deacon? Come and accept my challenge,” Tianming called out . He understood clearly now . The other side intended to use this opportunity to bully him . Anything that happened would be brushed off as standard procedure .
Whoever was behind Li Tianming that could scare Fu Yonghuan wouldn’t kick up a fuss over this .
“Moron . He wants to act arrogant in our chapter?”
“How many deacons are here today? Go teach him a lesson!”
“Isn’t this the sky saint who injured senior sister Xixi?”
“He deserves what’s coming for laying a hand on a pretty woman!”
As discussion raged, a young man stepped out from behind Xuanyuan Xixi . Glaring at Tianming, he said, “I, Gu Qingyin, accept your challenge!”