After half an hour, the altar suddenly shook a bit. The walls of the entire temple glared. Everyone was startled at first, and then the three men of the Zhao Family were ravished with joy.
The fluctuation of the altar meant that one of the children of the Zhao Family could probably have awakened their Bloodline.
Not long afterwards, the altar once again started shaking, even more violently this time. The surrounding walls all shone brightly. Runes floated about, and some mysterious strength spread out of the runes.
The three temple elders opened their eyes all of a sudden and one of them nodded toward the warriors of the Zhao Family who became even more overwhelmed with joy. The elder of the temple had confirmed that one of the children of the Zhao Family had awakened their Bloodline, and one of high rank actually.
On the contrary, Liu Yi and the rest of the Liu Family were not happy about it. The Liu Family had already suffered from great changes and endured great casualty at the Frigid Cloud Mountain which harmed their family strength. The fact that a powerful Bloodline Warrior could emerge in the Zhao Family was just adding to the existing disasters for the Liu Family.
Time ticked on. After an hour, the light slowly died down. Everyone immediately looked to the five children. When they found a faint cyan mark on a child’s neck on the left, they burst into cries.
Red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple, black and gold!
These were the colors representing the ranks of the Bloodlines. Cyan mark was a symbol for a Bloodline of the Fifth Rank. The child of the Zhao Family had awakened a Bloodline of the Fifth Rank.
The Bloodline of the Family Patriarch of the Liu Family was only of the Fourth Rank. Fifth-rank Bloodline was of very high level. The child would definitely grow to be a powerful warrior overlooking the entire land, provided that he did not die young.
The three warriors of the Zhao Family immediately ran towards the child and surrounded him. After they made obedience to the elders of the temple, they rushed out of the temple with the child that had awakened his bloodline regardless of the rest nine children.
Patriarch Hong shouted in a deep voice. Liu Yu immediately left. Clearly, he was going back to report this to the Liu Family. Since the Zhao Family had witnessed the awakening of such a powerful Bloodline Warrior, the Liu Family must find some coping measure. Or else, the Wu Ling County would fall into the hands of the Zhao Family.
“Lucky bastards, the Zhao Family.”
Liu Yi looked very awful as she mumbled in anger. The rest of the Liu Family warriors were also sighing in a low voice out of jealousy. Once the child grew up, the Zhao Family would make rapid advances with him as well.
One of the elders of the temple shouted and waved his hands at the Lu Family. The Lu Family swiftly sent their children into the altar.
The successful awakening of Bloodline in the Zhao Family made everyone else excited. If there could be a powerful Bloodline Warrior in their families, how awesome it would be?
The altar stayed still for the next few rounds of awakening. No one could successfully awaken Bloodline. Child after child went in with hope, and came out with despair.
It was quite efficient since five would participate at the same time. In addition, every time, it took an hour. Lu Li never tried to go into the altar proactively. He wanted to wait for when there were fewer people. Plus, he was a teenager now so he should let the children do it first.
With time passing by, children of the other families and other tribes had all finished with their awakening process. Only ones left belonged to the Liu Family. The other children were brought away from the temple, yet some elders of several tribes and families stayed behind and wanted to find out if there could be other miracles for the day.
“Go in now!”
Patriarch Hong brought five children into the altar. Then he and Liu Yi both closed their eyes to pray for a miracle, hoping the Liu Family could also see the awakening of a powerful Bloodline Warrior.
Miracle did not show itself. None of the five children of the Liu Family that entered the altar could awaken Bloodline. Liu Yi looked at the rest three children and Lu Li with some disappointment in her eyes and signaled at the four to go in.
Lu Li took a deep breath, walked into the altar, and sat down with his legs crossed and his eyes closed. The rest three children also did the same thing nervously.
The three temple elders released strains of Xuan Energy. The altar was once again glowing. At that moment, Lu Li somehow felt a strange power envelop them. He could not move, nor could he open his eyes.
Gradually, the white light got brighter and brighter. Lu Li could feel the glaring white light even with his eyes closed. Under the impact of the mysterious power, Lu Li sensed his blood started boiling, just like when he consumed the Body Refinement Pellet for the first time. That being said, he did not feel that scorching hot, just boiling and surging blood.
The altar shook all of a sudden. The blood was boiling and surging even more in Lu Li’s body. He felt something indistinctly—he was about to awaken Bloodline. Lu Ling did not lie to him. He must be able to awaken a Bloodline, and a powerful one no less.
Liu Yi and Patriarch Hong, who were standing outside, were filled with passion. Liu Yi even was trembling. Her face was phenomenal like a red blossoming flower.
People from tribes and families who stayed behind for the drama all were surprised. Was it that Liu Family also got luck and about to have a Bloodline Warrior awakened in their family?
Preciously at that moment, the animal tooth pendant on Lu Li’s neck started to glow and was shaking. Even though Lu Li himself could not move, he could distinctly feel the animal tooth pendant moving.
“Stop moving, stop it…”
How could the animal tooth pendant move at this critical moment?
Lu Li was scared to his core. He could not afford to let the animal tooth pendant be the undoing of his Bloodline Awakening. Becoming a Bloodline Warrior would allow his to soar up into success with one start. To miss this opportunity would mean regret for the rest of his life.
It was a shame that the animal tooth pendant was still agitating. Given that Lu Li could not move, there was nothing he could do about it. Soon, Lu Li realized that the animal tooth pendant became hot and the skin on his chest was boiling hot, like it was about to burn.
The altar once again started shaking violently and twice in a row. It was more obvious than when the kid from the Zhao Family was awakening.
The three temple elders stood up with an impressive bearing. Liu Yi and Patriarch Hong burst into tears of joy. The altar was shaking so badly. Could it be that a kid of the Liu Family was about to awaken a Bloodline of the Sixth or Seventh Rank?
If that were to be true, the kid of the Liu Family would immediately be recruited by a Fifth-rank Royal Family and be trained at all their expenses. The Liu Family would consequently claim ties with a family of higher rank and have their way in the world.
“What is happening?”
Lu Li showed no signs of happiness inside. He sensed foreign matter went into his chest out of nowhere, and there seemed to be something roaring and forcing its way inside his bloodline. That thing completely boiled his blood. His blood vessels almost burst open, and the pain all over his body was unbearable.
Lu Li knew that, though, whatever was going on, he could not make a sound nor move. This was the most critical moment in Bloodline Awakening. Should there be something going sideways, Lu Li might die a miserable death.
With time passing on, the blood inside his body started to quiet down, the animal tooth pendant went back to its normal temperature and so did his body.
The white glare of the altar weakened slowly and died out eventually. Lu Li had opened his eyes for some time now. He was relieved after he made sure that the animal tooth stopped glowing and he could move.
“Green, how is that possible?”
Liu Yi and the others looked towards the children at once, but all they saw was a green mark on the child next to Lu Li. Everyone, including the three temple elders, were all confused.
How could a child only awaken Bloodline of the Fourth Rank when the altar was shaking so badly? It was not rational.
Lu Li saw everyone’s eyesight was locked on the kid next to him. Nobody was looking at him. He blinked his eyes, and an ominous feeling came up. Could it be… he failed to awaken Bloodline?
To judge whether the Bloodline awakening was successful or not, one should see if there was a Bloodline mark on the neck. Lu Li could not see his own neck, so he had to stand up and walk towards Patriarch Hong.
Patriarch Hong glanced over him and then paid him no more attention. He just stared at the other three children with a frown.
Lu Li was completely frustrated. So, there was no Bloodline mark on his neck. He probably had failed to awaken.
“The animal tooth pendant!”
Lu Li clenched his fist and teeth. Inside, he was roaring in fury. He was clearly about to make it, and the animal tooth pendant sabotaged it all.