Chapter 254: Greeting Gift
With the realms being the same, the Nicholas family members had completely suppressed the candidates. Could this be… the legendary secret technique of the Nicholas family?!
It was really a crushing defeat by someone of the same realm!
As everyone was discussing, the results of the tests, which had been kept secret earlier, were revealed.
There were 29 candidates, 13 had passed, and the 13 independent Magi had successfully secured the place, becoming the retainers of the Nicholas family clan.
Those who could pass were either stronger or had better aptitudes.
As for everyone’s character, it was still not obvious. At first glance, there were no unruly characters. After all, it had been stated in the notice earlier that there should be a bottomline in the character.
In any case, those who had come so far were all those who had not done anything bad. Of course, there would also be regular tests and private investigations later to prevent them from mistaking the wrong person and raising an ingrate.
The Nicholas family clan did not recruit death warriors, but they also required their retainers to have no ill intentions.
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They also did not expect these retainers to pledge their loyalty now, but if they dared to do anything bad to the Nicholas family, they would not let them off.
Speaking of which, the Nicholas family still had an old gatekeeper servant, Karuman. However, he was different from these new retainers. After all, he was an old man who had stayed for a long time.
If there were those who had concealed themselves well, such as the spies sent by the other party, they would not be able to find anything…
After all, some powers would more or less have some unknown methods which they could not guard against.
Of course, the Nicholas family clan was not worried about these people. They did not even need to pay much attention to investigate. If there were such people around, they would expose themselves no matter how long they hid…
Their greatest reliance was the Old Ancestor of the Nicholas family.
No one in the Nicholas family territory could hide from the Old Ancestor. If anyone really had ulterior motives, they would be done for.
The sun was setting in the west, and night had fallen.
After the initial batch of people had finished competing, other independent Magi had been invited in. There were some who came alone, in a group of two, and also those that came in a group of more than ten people…
Some had successfully made it into the Nicholas family, while others smiled and left…
After a day, a total of 20 people had become the retainers of the Nicholas family.
These 20-odd people were all Great Magi who were not weak. There were even five or six Great Magi above level-7. Most of them were somewhat famous in some places.
To ordinary people, among the people they often came into contact with, a Great Mage was already a very powerful expert. A Great Mage above level-7 was even stronger. Usually, ordinary people respected these Great Magi with great ability.
In the eyes of ordinary people, a Great Archmage was not someone they could see at all. A Great Mage was still better. They felt closer to them.
These 20-odd Great Magi had just become retainers of the Nicholas family when they received a greeting gift.
It was actually a bottle of Heavenly Cycle Pills!
Those who heard the news were basically envious.
Heavenly Cycle Pill, this was a grade-4 pill!
Consuming it would not only greatly increase the cultivation speed of a Great Mage, but also condense magical power. It would be very beneficial to future magical cultivation.
This was much more precious than the grade-3 Circular Sky Pill. Moreover, there was no place where a steady supply of the Circular Sky Pill could be found. Usually, when a bottle appeared, these lone Magi would have to fight for it. Most of the time, they could not even snatch one!
In the end, everyone’s eyes turned red when they heard the news.
They had just entered the door and they could obtain an entire bottle of Heavenly Cycle Pills! They were really too touched.
Some independent Magi were immediately tempted. Many people were rushing over from different places to the location of the Nicholas family.
Time passed, and night came.
The bustling Holy Light City gradually calmed down.
In the Nicholas family palace, the 20-odd newcomers were all staying in the small courtyard that had been specially tidied up.
They rubbed their hands and sat up straight impatiently. They opened a bottle of medicine and poured out a pill. They swallowed it… This was a Heavenly Cycle Pill!
It was a grade-4 pill that they usually could not come into contact with!
The pill half melted in their mouth, and then slid down their throat and into their body. A warmth enveloped them.
In this relaxed but also not slacking state, they circulated the magical power in their bodies and started to cultivate…
A lone Magi, who had wanted to come over and ask about the situation, was stunned for a second when he saw his fellow cultivators, who had taken the pill and were surrounded by dense energy, cultivate.
That’s not right. He had also used such a pill before. It had not been possible for him to reach such a level…
With questions in his mind, he returned to his room.
He opened the bottle and swallowed the pill. He circulated the magical power in his body, and the energy around him flowed along his body and silently converged into his body… It was actually more than ten times that of his previous cultivation. There must be some kind of magic formation in this palace to assist magical cultivation…
He could not continue thinking about it. Such a unique and smooth cultivation was really irresistible. He was completely immersed in it.
This trip had been the right one…
In a daze, a thought flashed past and quickly dissipated.
While the new retainers were cultivating in the northwest corner, the few leaders of the Nicholas family clan had silently appeared in the courtyard at the front.
Norton smiled and said calmly, “Everyone, we’re here. Please show yourself.”
As he finished speaking, two or three figures flashed to a small area in front of him from different positions.
The protective magic formation of the Nicholas family clan did not stop them.
The three of them looked to be around 50 to 80 years old… Their actual age was probably no less than 100.
After the three of them had landed, they stretched out their hands and bowed. “Greetings, Family Head of the Nicholas family.”
Norton nodded and returned the greeting. “Thank you for your trust in the Nicholas family.”
“Family head Nicholas, we should be the ones thanking you.” The white-haired, lean old man smiled sincerely. “Thank you for accepting us.”
“Yes, thank you for your trust in us.” A broader and shorter old man also smiled in response. “From now on, we’ll take care of each other.”
The last old man, who was the oldest, nodded slightly and did not speak.
Norton and Zoro looked at each other and understood that this matter had been settled.
These three Great Archmagi had come to take the test.
Since they were Great Archmagi, there was naturally no need for them to take the assessment in front of everyone like earlier.
In fact, they were also present today. Through the communication of magical power, they had already communicated a lot with each other. It was just that no one knew.
In just a short while, the few people present had introduced themselves.
The white-haired, thin old man was called Basse. He was a local lone Mage in the Holy Light City and was currently a level-2 Great Archmage.