274 Knife Dragon Association
Nan Gong walked out of the palace at that moment. He was carrying two things in his hands, a token and an outfit.
"Jiang Chen, the token is very important. All of your information is stored there. You'll need it when you leave the Time Palace," said Nan Gong.
Jiang Chen took it. The small token was heavier than he had thought, made of hard darksteel. It appeared to be an average object, but it had many secrets.
"Wushuang will show you around the Hero Palace. You two will enter the Time Palace together," said Nan Gong again.
Ying Wushuang hadn't taken part in the competition. The opportunity to enter the Time Palace was compensation for her being the subject of Jiang Chen's experiment.
"Jiang Chen, your primary goal is still to develop your own extraordinary meridians. It will do you a lot of good. As for the problem, it's secondary. Don't put the cart before the horses and get stuck. You should take advantage of your youth," Nan Gong added.
Jiang Chen felt very touched. Nan Gong's words and deeds deserved a heartfelt declaration of "Senior" from him.
After, Nan Gong went elsewhere in the Hero Palace since he had errands to run.
Jiang Chen followed Ying Wushuang towards the Time Palace.
"There are two Time Palaces. One is for the disciples of the Sacred Institute. The other is for those of the Hero Palace. They have different effects. You're very lucky," Ying Wushuang said to him to relieve her embarrassment.
"How long can we stay there?" Jiang Chen asked curiously.
"What?" Jiang Chen was surprised. It was apparent that he hadn't expected that.
"I mean ten normal days. It will be actually several months in the Time Palace."
"Yeah, I know, but isn't ten days too short?"
Jiang Chen hadn't expected the Hero Palace to be as stingy as to only give him ten days, but he found Ying Wushuang's expression strange after she heard him.
"Is ten days very long?" Jiang Chen guessed.
"Yeah. People can enter the Time Palace in increments of three days, seven days, and ten days. We have the most days."
Jiang Chen was very disappointed. Compared to the Time Palace he had heard of in the Sacred Zone 500 years ago, this one was shabby.
"How long is long enough for you?" Ying Wushuang asked.
"A month, six months, a year…" Jiang Chen said.
Ying Wushuang was astonished. She couldn't believe anyone would say this.
"So according to you, with the Time Palace's effect, people could just stay there to practice for dozens of years, and they'd become powerful men directly after leaving?" Ying Wushuang asked him scornfully.
"That's how a Time Palace is supposed to function," said Jiang Chen.
"I'm sorry. There is no Time Palace like this."
"Let me ask you one thing. A few months will be beneficial for Reaching Heaven States like us, but will it be enough for stronger people?"
Jiang Chen assumed that if it weren't because the Sacred Institute was too stingy, accidents must have happened during these 500 years so that the Time Palace couldn't function anymore like before.
"Ten days. We only have ten days," Ying Wushuang emphasized to him. She didn't answer his questions. She looked impatient.
"All right. We only have ten days."
Jiang Chen shrugged his shoulders and said, "You're an impatient girl."
"What you said was stupid. You've filled the atmosphere here with stupidity," Ying Wushuang said unhappily.
Jiang Chen burst out in laughter. He was mourning silently for her future husband.
At this moment, they saw a group of people coming toward them. There were ten-odd people, all in the Reaching Heaven State, and all very vigorous.
The two of them and the group were walking on a five-yard-wide road. It was wide enough for Jiang Chen and Ying Wushuang to walk side by side, but there was no space left for them when the ten people came towards them.
Ying Wushuang made way for them. Jiang Chen recalled Nan Gong's advice. He also made way after a second thought.
The people didn't look surprised, as if they had expected Ying Wushuang and Jiang Chen to move.
"Apprentice Brother Huangfu Qi is gorgeous. The Knife Dragon Association is proud of him."
"It's said that Chu Nan even scorned Apprentice Brother Huangfu Qi before the fight, but in the end, he was totally frustrated by apprentice brother's excellent knife method."
"I'm curious what his expression was like when he died. Haha!"
From their discussion, Jiang Chen roughly came to know what had happened.
"Isn't this Ying Wushuang? Why are you here? You don't need to patrol the Sacred Institute today?"
"Eh? Who is this? A disciple of the Sacred Institute?"
"Ying Wushuang, you shouldn't have brought people here!"
They stopped when they had recognized Ying Wushuang.
Jiang Chen immediately knew trouble had arrived. He thought to himself, "Nan Gong, I'm not the one to blame."
"What I do has nothing to do with you. It's none of your business who I've brought here!" Ying Wushuang said aggressively.
"What's this tone? We're your apprentice siblings!"
"As your apprentice siblings, why isn't it our business? This guy appeared out of nowhere. What if he's a spy from the Evil Cloud Palace?"
They had intended to pick a fight. It was even less possible for them to let go of the two after Ying Wushuang had replied like that.
"Guys, I'm new here. Ying Wushuang is showing me around the Hero Palace," Jiang Chen said and took out his token.
Jiang Chen's explanation relieved the tension charged in the air. They glanced at Jiang Chen's token, then glanced at Jiang Chen.
"Weird. You still have several months to graduate."
"I've never seen his face among this year's newbies."
"Hey, tell us who you are!"
They shifted their focus from Ying Wushuang to Jiang Chen, and they were being even ruder.
Jiang Chen looked gentle and cultivated at that moment, smiling. He had even explained himself. All this had done was invite trouble.
His smile didn't fade even after he had heard their yelling, but what he said was unexpected by them.
"Do you want to die?"
He said it with a smile on his face, and those people didn't come to themselves for a moment. Neither did Ying Wushuang.
"I'll satisfy you if you want to die. If you don't, just go away!"
Jiang Chen went back to the center of the road. He was grasping his knife handle in his right hand. His look was sharp, staring at the people before him.
What Nan Gong would think if he saw this scene?
They finally came to themselves after a few seconds of silence. They were irritated when they realized Jiang Chen was provoking them.
They wouldn't allow a newbie to yell at them.
He had even threatened the Knife Dragon Association!
Spiritual knives immediately appeared in their hands.
The rules of the Hero Palace weren't as strict as those of the Sacred Institute. They wouldn't mind teaching Jiang Chen how to respect his apprentice siblings and be humble.
"So you're asking for death," Jiang Chen smiled slightly.
"Are you really going to pick a fight?!"
Ying Wushuang flew into a rage. She was even more terrifying than Jiang Chen and those people.
To Jiang Chen's surprise, those people, who were about to launch an attack, glanced at each other and drew their knives back.
"Wushuang, looks you've forgotten the lesson you received. You'll remember it soon," they trash-talked and turned around to leave.