1000 Ten Candidates
Late at night, two round red and purple moons hung in the sky like a pair of gigantic beast's pupils in different colors.
The maroon moonlight shone on the blue ocean. Combined with the rumbling of the waves, the layers of mysterious colors rippled.
It was the Tranquil Ocean, a sea that branched out from the east of Peaceful Ocean 5,000 kilometers to the northeast of Bronze Crow City.
At the moment, there were four massive pitch-black airships above the Tranquil Ocean. They were flying towards the central zone of the Tranquil Ocean.
If one were familiar with airships, he would be able to recognize these four airships that looked exactly the same. They were demigod-level supreme motherships — the Midnight God.
The fuselage of the airship was flat while its rear looked like a flatland. Its length exceeded 12,000 meters, making it seem like a supermassive aircraft carrier hovering in the sky.
As a demigod-level supreme mothership, the Midnight God could be sold at a price similar to a god item in the market.
The four airships flew in sequence and soon arrived at the central zone of the Tranquil Ocean. They landed less than 100 meters above the ocean.
Subsequently, the four airships began transforming. Their rears turned into a 90-degree fan-shaped form and connected together perfectly. As the four massive motherships became one, they formed a round platform that was more than 24 kilometers in diameter.
There were over 4,000 dense cannons below the platform that stretched out of the platform, pointing in 360 degrees.
After the transformation was done, more than ten silhouettes in black trench coats appeared on the round platform at the back of the mothership in a flash. There was a white circle in the middle of the black trench coat where a purple crow perched on a dry branch.
Soon, the 13 of them began working.
One of them waved and opened a midnight-black dimensional portal.
A moment later, a gigantic black sharp claw reached out of the portal. The claw alone plugged the entire portal.
"Stop clogging the portal. Come out now," shouted the man who summoned the portal at the monster that stretched its claw out.
The black sharp claw shrunk at a rapid speed as a pitch-black dragon-like creature came out of the portal. It glared at the person who shouted at it, feeling crossed, then looked around. "There's no fight here, Lu Dong. Why did you summon us?"
The second monster crawled out of the portal as soon as he was done speaking. It was a green giant with countless lumps all over its body. Its height was approximately seven to eight meters tall, and it had bulky muscles all over.
"How many times do you want me to tell you not to call me by my name, Big Black? You're my imperial monster. You should have some basic respect toward your master," Lu Dong said with arrogance on his face. He would usually let it go, but many of his colleagues were around to witness the scene.
"Respect, my as*. Since there's no fight here, I'm going back to sleep." The dragon creature named Big Black snorted, turning the air into ice in the next second while the temperature on the platform plunged. He glared at his master and turned around in an attempt to leave.
"Dracaena!" Lu Dong shouted immediately upon seeing him leaving.
Big Black stopped right away while a hint of slyness flashed in his eyes. He swung his head. "300!"
"200! Go back to sleep if you don't want any."
"Deal!" Big Black then turned around.
"Barbecue!" The green giant looked at Lu Dong with a grin. Clearly, he was going to lock a deal down.
"Two tonnes, nothing more!" Lu Dong announced grimly.
The giant nodded immediately.
Another four monsters came out of the portal at the same time and they were grinning at Lu Dong.
Lu Dong glanced at them and looked even gloomier now. However, he said while gritting his teeth, "Give me everything you have today. Those who slack will have their reward taken away!"
Although they put on an amusing show whereby the master was bullied by his imperial monsters, Lu Dong's colleagues did not make fun of him.
All six imperial monsters clearly had demigod-level aura, and it only proved Lu Dong's power as an Imperial Censor.
Moreover, there was a demigod who had teased Lu Dong after seeing a similar situation and he was beaten up by Lu Dong and his six imperial monsters to the point that he was bedridden for half a month.
Given such a severe warning, nobody dared to make fun of Lu Dong.
The six demigod-level imperial monsters began working immediately. Apart from the two that stayed by Lu Dong's side, the remaining four scattered. Two of them flew into the air while another two jumped into Tranquil Ocean to hide.
After the preparations, Lu Dong sat with his legs crossed while watching his 12 colleagues building the altar nearby patiently.
Approximately half an hour had passed. An altar that spanned a kilometer in diameter was erected on the platform at the rear of the airships.
It was 11.50 p.m. by then.
"The power of the Divine Stone is enough to hold up the airship's defenses, isn't it?" The leading middle-aged man glanced at the time and said to the lady next to him, "We'll bring in the Crow Spirit candidates when the defenses are activated."
The lady nodded and disappeared right away.
Soon, a semitransparent defensive layer formed quickly the air above the airship platform, engulfing the entire area.
Looking from far away, the platform at the back of the airships was not the only covered area. There was also a semitransparent membrane overlaying the bottom of the airships without the cannons.
Approximately two to three minutes after the shield was formed, the lady who disappeared and the other man brought ten young people in white robes in through the elevator.
The muscular man who had just arrived was clearly a demigod judging by his aura.
Meanwhile, the young people in white robes were of mixed genders and had different combat strength auras. Six of them were on imperial-level, and the one with the highest combat strength was on imperial-level purple gold-rank. The other three were on high immortal-level. The last one was on holy fire-level, having just stepped into white flame-level.
The leading middle-aged man glimpsed through the bunch of young people in white robes and began speaking, "Being selected as a Crow Spirit candidate is an honor. However, only one among you will be elected as the Crow Spirit, the Crow God's representative in this world. We won't know who'll be elected until the very last moment. The election has nothing to do with your combat strength or ability. The will of the Crow God will determine the final decision.
"For those who aren't selected, don't give up. You're an irreplaceable Purple Crow member. Be diligent in cultivating. You'll still have the opportunity to go for my position as Crow Leader."
The middle-aged man held his head down and looked at the time after he was done speaking. "It's almost time now. Let's begin."