Chapter 1 - Disciple Recruitment Mission
Heavenly Mortal World, Hidden Edge Sect, Reclining Firewood Peak.
Ye Changge looked at the system's mission panel in front of him with excitement.
[System Mission: Recruit a first disciple.
[Mission time limit: 15 days.
[Mission reward: Hidden Kindness Cave Heaven Foundation, Indestructible Golden Body Technique.]
Finally, a new function! Finally, a mission panel!
It had been ten years since Ye Changge had transmigrated to this world. Ever since he had woken up and become a disciple of the Hidden Edge Sect, he had been bound to this system.
However, this system only had one sign-in function.
In his previous life, Ye Changge had strictly adhered to the path of moderation. He understood that there was always someone better than him. Ye Changge, who believed in avoiding the spotlight while slowly making preparations for whatever was ahead, understood the dangers of the mysterious fantasy world too well.
Thus, in these ten years, Ye Changge did not take a single step out of Reclining Firewood Peak. He just silently signed in.
So far, according to the intelligence provided to the public, in Hidden Edge Sect and the entire eastern region of the Heavenly Mortal Realm, Ye Changge could be considered an expert.
However, Ye Changge was well-versed in the ways of the fantasy world. From young to old, from old to even older.
Even if you didn't go and cause trouble, there was no guarantee that trouble would not come.
Originally, he had planned to try his best not to get involved with karma aside from the system's arrangements.
If there was no way to avoid it, he would work hard to repay the good karma, and the evil karma would be eradicated by the roots.
Everything was planned and done, and he had to maintain a level playing field. He had to be ordinary, to not show off, and to quietly sign in.
Apart from Bu Yi Zhenren, the chief monk of Reclining Firewood Peak — who took him in as a disciple and was now wandering outdoors — Ye Changge basically did not care about anyone else.
Only the system could rely on him. He originally thought that he would always sign in at the mountains to accumulate strength. He quietly waited for the time to leave the mountains.
He didn't expect the system to give him a surprise today. The mission function was activated, and he was asked to accept a disciple.
Ye Changge, who had already verified that the system wouldn't harm him, knew that this was a new way to increase his strength apart from signing in.
He had to make good use of this opportunity.
Moreover, as he looked at the quest reward, the word "Indestructible" from "Indestructible Golden Body Technique" was very appealing to Ye Changge.
With one look, one could tell that after cultivating it, one's survival ability would be greatly improved.
Perhaps after cultivating it in a profound realm, one would really be able to become indestructible. After all, the system's products would definitely be of high quality.
He looked at the phrase "Hidden Kindness Cave Heaven Foundation". If Ye Changge was not mistaken, this was one of the ten legendary great cave heavens.
Did this mean that he could set up another cave heaven on Reclining Firewood Peak?
He would then have a very stable base camp. This was what he had hoped for. Therefore, he had to complete this mission.
Just as he was thinking about how to complete the mission, a disciple from a sect at the foot of the mountain came to give him a report.
"Senior Brother Ye, this time the Sword Whisper Sect, which is also one of the ten great sects of the eastern region, will begin the sword whisper ceremony.
"You are the eldest disciple of Reclining Firewood Peak, and Chief Bu Yi is not here. You are the person in charge of Reclining Firewood Peak now."
"Senior Sect Master has instructed that you must represent Reclining Firewood Peak and accompany the chief of Young Sun Peak to the Sword Whisper Sect this time. Otherwise, if Reclining Firewood Peak does not make an appearance, the outside world will think that we, the nine hidden peaks, only have eight branches."
"Although our sect is known as the hidden peak and usually does not like to be in the limelight, we have all nine branches and our sect is united. That is why we have the most basic deterrence against the outside world."
"If you don't go this time, the sect leader will withhold the basic resources given to the Reclining Firewood Peak."
Ye Changge didn't pay attention to what was going on outside the window. Usually, he would push the sect's missions as much as he could.
He didn't want to participate in other things. It might cause outsiders to think that there were only eight branches left in the nine peaks of the sect.
If people thought that the sect was one-ninth weaker, it would indeed incur some dangerous thoughts from restless people.
This time, the sect leader might also have the intention of intimidating the little ones.
It just so happened that the system was on a mission at this time. If he could go out and take a look, he might be able to meet potential disciples.
Moreover, the Sword Whisper Sect's sword whisper ceremony was the disciple acceptance ceremony. He could also learn some methods to select disciples.
Therefore, Ye Changge did not say much. He nodded to the messenger disciple, stood up and summoned the spirit sword. With a light step, he became a beam of light and sped away.
Cultivation was prevalent in the mortal world, and the Hidden Edge Sect was one of the top ten sects in the eastern region. This time, many people would definitely go to the Sword Whisper Sect to attend the ceremony.
At this time, there were many young men and women in the square in front of the main hall of the hidden edge sect. They were all disciples of various peaks.
And on the highest step in front of the main hall, eight elders stood discussing something.
An iridescent beam of light sailed over and transformed into a human figure. It was Ye Changge. He went forward and bowed. "Disciple Ye Changge greets the sect master and the leaders."
The young men and women on the square saw this and spoke one after another.
"Wow, it's actually a sword light! This person is so young, but he can already ride a sword and fly!"
"What do you know? People in cultivation are extraordinary. Naturally, they have the ability to retain their looks. It only depends on whether they are willing or not. Who knows? This person might be some powerful figure."
A disciple who was doing the registration next to him said, "This is Ye Changge, the chief disciple of the Reclining Peak Sect. He usually doesn't leave Reclining Peak. It's not strange that you haven't seen him before."
"It's a pity that he's the only disciple of Reclining Peak. If they don't recruit more disciples, I'm afraid that many people will forget the existence of this lineage."
As soon as these words were said, the people who Ye Changge attracted began to discuss animatedly.
"I've heard his name. So he's Ye Changge. He's too handsome!"
"What's the matter, little girl? Are you tempted? It just so happens that the sect has sent people to attend the Sword Whisper Sect's ceremony. Seeing that the event hasn't occurred for a long time, Senior Brother Ye will also be there. You should perform well on the road and try to get close to him!"
Seeing that it was him who came, sect leader Ding Xingbo smiled and said, "Changge, you're here. It's rare for me to see you since you don't pay much attention to the outside world."
Beside him, Qing Cang, the chief monk of Young Sun Peak, said, "If sect leader hadn't given the order this time, I'm afraid that he wouldn't have come."
All the chief monks started to tease him.
Still, Ye Changge did not care about the so-called sect resources. After all, he had the signing system in his hands.
The reason he came here this time was to complete the system's mission, but he just smiled and nodded.
"Martial uncles, please don't tease me anymore. Oh right, martial uncles, what were you discussing just now? Is it related to the Sword Whisper Sect's grand ceremony?"
Only then did the various chief elders remember what they were talking about earlier, and they began to discuss the situation with Ye Changge.
After introducing the situation, they all made their arrangements. Qing Cang, the chief of Young Sun Peak, led the disciples of each peak to the Sword Seeking Sect to attend their disciple-accepting ceremony.