As soon as Xiang Nan and the others entered the Bai Clan's territory, they heard buzzing sounds coming from the sky.
The voice sounded like the roar of a giant creature, and the ground began to shake.
Xiang Nan scanned the surroundings and found that the ground in the distance was gradually sinking. In other words, he was flying high.
It turned out that the giant beast that was a thousand miles long had taken off. The length of this giant monster's body was extremely frightening.
What was the concept of a thousand miles? Using horses from the ordinary human world, it would take three days and three nights to run from head to toe.
Xiang Nan could not feel himself on the back of the beast at all. Only as the things in the distance became lower and lower could he feel himself ascending into the sky.
Gradually, the giant beast rose for an unknown amount of time before finally appearing in the boundless sea of clouds. It slowly began to cruise through the sea of clouds.
The sky here was really very high. It was countless times higher than Xiang Nan's world. Anywhere there was air, it could be called the sky. How high the sky was depended on how big the world was.
It could be imagined that this new world was already unimaginably large for Xiang Nan.
At this moment, Bai Jingyun and Xuan Qingzhu had already brought Xiang Nan and Old Man Mo Ling to the Bai Clan's territory.
The Bai Clan's gathering place was located thousands of kilometers away, and the true core of the territory was located on the giant beast's head.
The two of them weren't treated like prisoners. Instead, they were treated as guests. They were invited to a group of palaces at the "beast neck", where there was a living room for guests.
It could be seen that even the powerful Bai Clan had some respect for Old Man Mo Ling.
Xiang Nan thought to himself. Perhaps the Bai Clan coveted Old Man Mo Ling's medicinal pills, so they treated him with courtesy.
"Senior Mo Ling, please take a seat." Bai Jingyun smiled and made an invitation gesture, allowing Xiang Nan and Mo Ling to sit at the front of the living room.
Xiang Nan originally thought that it was time for the Bai Clan to threaten and lure Old Man Mo Ling, but in reality, this was not the case.
Bai Jingyun called for someone to pass tea and wine snacks to Old Man Mo Ling, while Xuan Qingzhu stood at the door with his hands behind his back, his eyes slightly narrowed as he stared at Xiang Nan.
Only Xuan Qingzhu knew how big Xiang Nan's threat was. Obviously, she was very dissatisfied with the way the Bai Clan handled Xiang Nan. In her opinion, she should kill Xiang Nan as soon as possible. Otherwise, she would definitely have a long night's sleep.
However, under the eaves, Xuan Qingzhu could only give the Bai Clan some face and let Xiang Nan live first.
Afterwards, Bai Jingyun clapped his hands. Twelve children around the age of fifteen and sixteen entered the living room from outside the door. They stood in two rows and lined up respectfully.
This scene made Xiang Nan a little puzzled, so he just continued to watch.
Old Man Mo Ling was somewhat accustomed to this scene. He held the teacup in his hand and took a sip of tea.
Bai Jingyun smiled at Old Man Mo Ling and said, "This is a clansman that my Bai Clan has just selected. Senior Mo Ling, please take a look."
What does the Heavenly Brand mean?
Xiang Nan didn't know why. He went to observe the twelve children and discovered that each of them possessed the talent of the four heavenly meridians. They were extraordinary.
Mo Ling did not immediately respond. Instead, she looked at Xiang Nan and said, "Little friend, do you know what a Heaven brand is?"
Xiang Nan shook his head, expressing his ignorance.
Old Man Mo Ling said, "In this treacherous world, the Bai Clan has its own set of survival laws."
"All the juniors born in the Bai Clan must immediately carry out talent detection and make corresponding font size assignments."
"All the juniors of the Heavenly Stage Monobloodline will be sent to the Bai Clan's outer sect. Such a talented person is of no value to the Bai Clan."
"Only those with two heavenly meridians and above are qualified to learn the Bai Clan's martial arts techniques, enter the Bai Clan's inner sect, and be divided into Heaven, Earth, and Human Ranks according to their talent."
"The so-called Heaven brand refers to disciples with four Heaven grade meridians, while the Earth brand refers to disciples with three Heaven grade meridians, with the lowest human brand and two Heaven grade meridians."
Old Man Mo Ling raised his hand and pointed, "There are countless members of the Bai Clan. The back of this giant beast is only for the Bai Clan's inner sect disciples to live in. The outer sect disciples are scattered all over the world to deal with the affairs of the outer sect."
Xiang Nan's heart sank. Was the Bai Clan already this powerful? A thousand miles away was just an inner sect? In that case, how many outer sect members would there be? Wasn't there as many stars in the sky?
Hearing Old Man Mo Ling's introduction, Bai Jingyun did not interrupt. Instead, he looked very arrogant and raised his head high. He clearly had sufficient confidence and pride in the Bai Clan.
"Do you know what they want me to do?" Old Man Mo Ling asked Xiang Nan.
Xiang Nan continued to shake his head.
Old Man Mo Ling said, "Heaven-ranked disciples are the core combat strength of the Bai Clan, and they are also the most important targets they cultivate. The Heaven-ranked juniors selected from each batch of disciples must use powerful medicinal pills to consolidate their martial dao foundation."
Bai Jingyun said loudly, "That's right! The foundation of martial arts is of utmost importance. This time, we want Senior Mo Ling to visit these twelve juniors and refine some pills for them to consolidate their foundations according to their own conditions."
"In the long years ahead, these twelve younger generations will become the pillars of our Bai Clan."
"Only twelve?" Xiang Nan Xia asked consciously.
Bai Jingyun laughed loudly, "These twelve people are just this batch of Heavenly Brand members. Every year, our Bai Clan has to select at least five hundred Heavenly Brand members."
Xiang Nan nodded silently.
Old Man Mo Ling walked down, circling around the twelve young men, occasionally nodding and occasionally shaking his head.
Sometimes, he would take a pulse for a young man, and sometimes he would directly inject the Dipper Qi into a young man's body to observe the young man's foundations.
Bai Jingyun clasped his fists and said, "In this world, Senior Mo Ling's realm is not high. However, if Senior Mo Ling dares to claim second place in terms of profound dao attainments, no one would dare to be first."
"Senior, you have already examined the situation of these twelve clansmen. May I ask if you have any countermeasures?"
When Old Man Mo Ling returned to his seat, he ignored Bai Jingyun and closed his eyes to rest.
Xuan Qingzhu's expression was very unhappy. He was unhappy with this old man Mo Ling's behavior and sneered, "I don't think this senior Mo Ling is anything special."
"Even Xiang Nan's little bastard's martial uncle is half a gourd. His profound dao attainments are probably not inferior to Mo Ling's."
After hearing the words "half a gourd", Old Man Mo Ling suddenly opened his eyes and looked at Xiang Nan with a strange expression.
Xiang Nan didn't know why, so he looked back with questioning eyes, but Old Man Mo Ling had already closed his eyes again.
Mo Ling said, "If I remember correctly, it will be your Bai Clan's Ancestral Sacrifice Festival in three days."
Bai Jingyun said, "Senior has a good memory. Indeed, three days from now, it will be our Bai Clan's ancestor worship ceremony."
Mo Ling nodded and said, "Alright, alright."
After saying those two words, Old Man Mo Ling stopped talking. No matter how Bai Jingyun asked, he didn't answer him.
Everyone was puzzled. This Old Man Mo Ling was acting strangely. No one knew what he was thinking.