Chapter 460 A Gate-crasher!
Judging from the changes in the rankings, during this hour, Luo Jie had collected only two medicinal herbs. However, Fang Qiu had collected six medicinal herbs and had overtaken Luo Jie perfectly.
To collect six herbs within an hour.
He was simply too fast.
“He was so quick?”
When Luo Jie saw the new rankings, he couldn’t believe his eyes.
Nevertheless, Fang Qiu’s overtaking actually stirred the fighting desire in his heart.
This time, although he had been fighting for the first prize, he did not always treat Fang Qiu as a target.
That would not be the case in the next rounds.
On the other side, Gu Shaoyu was shocked to learn that Fang Qiu had collected all the herbs.
He couldn’t figure it out.
How did the freshman, who was not born in a family that practiced traditional Chinese medicine, who was not taught by a famous teacher, and who had not studied Chinese medicine for many years, come to be so good at picking herbs in the wild?
Unlike Gu Shaoyu, Leng Wenzhuo, who also received the news, had a unique glitter in her eyes.
At the end of the second show, she took the initiative to express her intention to compete with Fang Qiu. At that time, she just felt that Fang Qiu was the only person with some strength apart from the children of the four prominent families.
But now she thought he was quite excellent.
When her eyes fell on the second name, Leng Wenzhuo frowned slightly. She seemed to be wondering who on earth Luo Jie was.
Receiving the news, Li Sanxiao, who was deep in the forest, immediately stopped, with a semi-smile on his face.
His specialty was herbal medicine.
Coupled with his identity as the young master of the Li family in Huainan, he had always considered himself the best in finding and collecting medicinal herbs in the mountain forests.
But he didn’t expect Fang Qiu to find all the herbs when he had only found 15 medicinal herbs.
That surprised him.
His attention to Fang Qiu rose to another level.
Of course, Luo Jie, a guy with no fame or background, actually was in front of him because it took him less time to collect 15 herbs, which surprised him.
He decided to go and find out Luo Jie’s origin.
At last, Chen Ziju of the Chen family in Luoxi did not bother about what was happening in the outside world and was focusing on looking for medicinal herbs.
When he entered the forest, he had asked his PD not to tell him anything, no matter how the rankings changed. He just wanted to find medicinal herbs at his own pace and did not want to be disturbed by inexplicable pressure.
Over here, just when everyone was shocked by receiving the text message and seeing the rankings, Fang Qiu happened to walk out of the forest and come to the place where the director team was.
Seeing the return of Fang Qiu through the camera lens, Director Li Huawen immediately walked out of the camera car happily and went to the herb-submitting site, waiting for Fang Qiu.
Meanwhile, the three judges who had been sitting at the herb-submitting site drinking tea and chatting also laughed.
“I’m here to submit the herbs.”
Walking to the table at the herb-submitting site, Fang Qiu took down the basket and put it on the table.
Then, he took the eighteen herbs out of the basket one by one.
Three judges identified the herbs one by one.
“The eighteen herbs you have collected are all correct!”
Li Zhengtang looked at Fang Qiu with a smile and said, “Congratulations, you won the first place in this competition.”
The other two judges nodded with satisfaction.
Fang Qiu bowed to express his thanks.
The director waved to Fang Qiu’s PD and VJ and said, “You can stop recording.”
At this time, Fang Qiu suddenly opened his mouth and said, “I’m in a hurry. I need to leave first. I’ll go back to the hotel by myself. Can I?”
Director Li Huawen nodded and said, “But it’s hard to take a taxi here.”
“It’s Okay. I have my way.”
Fang Qiu laughed.
“As you wish.”
Director Li Huawen nodded knowingly.
Fang Qiu turned to look at Li Zhengtang and said, “I want to ask you to do me a favor.”
“What?” Li Zhengtang asked.
Fang Qiu said, “When Miaoyu comes out, please tell her for me that I have something to attend to first.”
Li Zhengtang nodded in agreement.
Fang Qiu waved to the crowd, trotting all the way towards the highway.
When he was out of sight of the crew, Fang Qiu jumped into the forest immediately, swiftly heading towards the urban area, and quickly flew away.
In fact, Fang Qiu had already made a plan.
This time when he came to Ganzhou Province, he would definitely go to the Ling Family once.
It was time to solve something.
Back to Linxia City, Fang Qiu took a taxi directly back to the hotel, carried his backpack on his back, and went out.
The Ling Family was the only ancient martial arts noble family in Ganzhou Province, had a great reputation and the right to speak in the Wulin community of Ganzhou, and could almost be considered the local underground tyrant of Ganzhou because it was not just a simple ancient martial arts family.
The family had some business on the surface and some shady business in the dark.
That was why Ling Tianxiao was able to offer more than 20 million to compete with Fang Qiu for the Heaven Treasure Mei Leaf.
It was also because of its prominent status, the Ling Family was located in the best area of Ganzhou Province.
It was located in a wild woodland that resembled a paradise in the center of Linxia and Qingzhou, the two largest cities in Ganzhou Province.
Before coming to Ganzhou, Fang Qiu had already ascertained the location of the Ling Family.
Therefore, he took a taxi as soon as he left the hotel.
He got out of the city by car and came to a deserted forest. There, he changed into the exclusive clothes of mysterious man John Doe and put on a mask. Then he moved and flew directly in the direction of the Ling Family.
The Ling Family, known as the only ancient martial arts family in Ganzhou, was huge.
The entire family was built like an ancient ashram.
On the magnificent gate hung a plaque with the words “Ling Family” written in a golden pen.
When one opened the gate, what he could see was a broad rectangular field.
The field was about 100 meters long and more than 50 meters wide.
On the left and right sides of the field were two rows of rooms.
In the center of the field, there was a huge sculpture of a stone tripod.
The field was completely paved with bluestone, which was mixed with some limestone and white stones. The pattern of Nine Palaces Eight Trigrams Formation on the ground looked very solemn.
At the other end of the field, there was a large pavilion.
In the middle of the pavilion was the reception hall.
There were the houses of the central figures of the Ling Family on the left and right sides.
At this point, everyone in the Ling Family gathered in the large lobby.
The one sitting on the host chair was a solemn, white-haired man of about fifty.
This person was Ling Xiuqi, the head of the Ling Family.
Under Ling Xiuqi’s right side, an old man in a steward suit frowned slightly.
The old man glanced down at the dozens of people in the hall and also deliberately glanced at Ling Tianxiao, who was at the bottom of the first row on the left side of the hall. Then he turned to Ling Xiuqi and said, “Based on what the young master has said, I think the masked man who dared to snatch the invitation letter of Xiangxi’s eldest son and then competed with him at the auction for the Heaven Treasure is likely to be the mysterious man John Doe, who has recently risen to fame in Wulin!”
Ling Xiuqi raised his eyebrows.
At this time, in the hall, a big and hot-tempered man snorted and said with a disdainful expression, “Mysterious man John Doe? A nobody! He should have the nerve to treat Tianxiao like this and boast that he would come to the Ling Family to make trouble without shame. How dare he? If he dares to come, I’ll make him pay the price!”
Ling Xiuqi nodded, shifted his gaze onto Ling Tianxiao with a darkened face, and snapped, “How many times have I told you that you couldn’t go out and make trouble just because you are the youngest child in our family and all the relatives dote on you. It is a big era now. If you have time, learn more. Don’t go out and mess around all day!”
Ling Tianxiao shouted and said, “I admit that I was wrong. Although I stirred up trouble, we have to teach that guy a lesson through this. It is not myself he despises, but our whole family. If we don’t teach him a lesson, he’ll consider our family a pushover.”
Ling Xiuqi nodded and said, “That’s right. No matter who he is, as long as he comes to our family, we will teach him a lesson, whether we are right or wrong. Otherwise, the Ling Family will become a real pushover!”
At this moment, a loud sound came, like a log striking a bell.
It immediately caught the attention of every member of the Ling Family in the hall!
Ling Xiuqi raised his eyebrows and asked, “What happened?”
As soon as he finished, a servant ran here quickly and stood at the door of the hall, saying, “There is a man dressed in black and wearing a mask, demanding to come in. We didn’t allow him to break in, so he kicked the gate out of the way.”
Ling Xiuqi gaped at the servant with fury.
There came a gate-crasher!
He was clearly looking for trouble and starting a feud!
The hot-tempered man cursed, stood up abruptly, and said, “I’ll go and meet the son of a bitch. I’d like to see what he is capable of. How dare he come and make trouble for the Ling Family!”
Ling Xiuqi nodded.
He was also a little confused.
Given the status of his family in Jianghu, how could anyone dare to stir up trouble so boldly and arrogantly?
In this case, either the gate-crasher had a powerful backer and was not afraid of the Ling Family, or he was a fool who didn’t know the background of the Ling Family.
In the case of uncertainty, it was undoubtedly the best choice to first check the strength of the other party.
With the approval of the master, the big man moved and rushed out of the hall.
On the other side, Fang Qiu, who shook the gate of the Ling Family away, stepped in.
He walked to the broad square inside the gate and looked from a distance at the people in the hall opposite.
At this point, the hot-tempered guy happened to come.
Glancing at him casually, Fang Qiu immediately saw through the strength of the big man. He immediately snorted and moved forward indifferently.
“How dare you break into my house! You’re digging your own grave!”
The big man roared, rushed to Fang Qiu’s front, and punched his chest.
Fang Qiu snorted and dodged.
As he leaned to one side to avoid his opponent’s fist, he reached forward with his right hand and thumped the man on the back. Then he kicked the man in the chest with his left foot mercilessly.
With a single blow, he hit the man backward and sent him crashing to the ground!