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   Chapter 23 Lion King Castle

The Legend of Innate Mage By Hua Luo Wei Yao Characters: 8245

Updated: 2019-07-10 00:11

Life was as fragile as glass if it were to be handled by the disciples from the three major factions.

Ricky had knowingly prepared for a life full of danger, yet he knew that if he fell at the mercy of core disciples or Elders, his life would quickly collapse into peril.

Fortunately, they couldn't dare act rashly inside the fields of the Snow Sect.

"The Outer Competition is about to begin," mumbled Ricky, lost in his thoughts. "It'll be inevitable to go out and train if I were to hope for progress. The only problem is, I'd be facing ambushes by large groups of disciples of Blood Purification," he sighed. There was no use in pondering over the outcomes of his possible demise.

The only thing he could do now was to dedicate all his time to improving his strength.

The following day, Grace came back and gave him a token. He appraised its blood-red color and the engraved lion's head on its surface with curiosity and slight bafflement in his gaze.

"Master, what's this?" Ricky asked.

"The token of Iron Blood Trial in Lion King Castle!" she exclaimed in enthusiasm. "That's where I'm going to take you."

He grew more confused and sheepish at his lack of knowledge. "That castle… Master, I'm afraid I haven't heard of it."

"Let's talk as we walk along."

Grace summoned a Snow Vulture as their ride, and left the Snow Sect together.

On the way, she briefed Ricky on the origins of the Lion King Castle and the Iron Blood Trial.

A demi-immortal had built the castle in the far north of the Snow Sect hundreds of years ago.

It had saved an innate spiritual animal; a holy lion with the blood of the heavens, comparable to the intrinsic spirit of human beings.

To repay this act of kindness, the lion set up the Sacred Blood Pond in the Lion King Castle.

He swore an oath; a promise to be fulfilled every fifty years, where the lion grants three drops of blood essence to fuse with the pool and condense it to three pieces of Sacred Blood Crystal. Later on, it was proven that it helped warriors to enter the Innate Spiritual Realm.

It turned into a hugely coveted item, and so to qualify one's entry to the Sacred Blood Pond, one must complete the Iron Blood Trial of the Lion King Castle and secure one of the three top spots in the test.

However, with this year's trial marking the end of the spiritual lion's promise, the chances of surpassing the numerous participating applicants may prove to be slim.

"Lion King

played in his mind. Connie and the people from Casting Faction were attending the Trial, and if he didn't watch his back, he might end up in big trouble.

Three days passed, and the atmosphere within the castle oozed with rising levels of competitiveness and the clashing wills of all competing warriors.

The awaited tournament had come.

The people in charge of the Lion King castle stood on an elevated stage, calmly looking over the massive crowd with his piercing gaze. The one in the front was a middle-aged man of rough stature, sporting a beard and thick brown hair akin to a lion's mane.

His aura was domineering, his silence exerting intimidation and disquiet to whoever may dare try belittling him. He was without a doubt, a man who had reached the power of Bone Reinforcement--the owner of the Lion King Castle-Benson.

At the same time, the attention caught by the appearance of his benevolence quickly shifted to the approach of a foreboding presence coming from the sky.

The horde trembled in fear as they all simultaneously felt the energy of an evil spirit advancing towards them at high speed.

It stopped abruptly after gaining enough distance from the warriors and manifested in the shape of a cloud bathed in ominous dark red light. The emergence of the subject made even Grace show dread in her eyes.

Its form shifted; shaping to an image of a lion before it adapted the structure of a man in Blood Robe.

They were all entranced with the foreign entity's air of despotism, leaving the whole castle in muted terror.

Right in front of them, lay the undisguised strength of an overpowered spirit.

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