Chapter 620: Elder Shan
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The anger inside Sikong Yan was like boiling lava. If Shan Gu had not been a Martial King Realm expert, he would have already attacked Su Mo.
He took a deep breath and calmed his anger temporarily.
Once the contest was over, he would make Su Mo pay.
Su Mo did not realize how much he had shocked the other craftsmen.
He was quite upset because the King Kong Shield was not crafted in Supreme quality.
This was already the best he could do.
“These guys are just sore losers!” Su Mo was surprised to see the others have their furnaces exploded.
He could not help snorting slightly when Sikong Yan’s furnace exploded.
Sikong Yan noticed and became even more furious. His face turned livid.
“Su Mo, I’m impressed with your craftsmanship. You have won the competition. You don’t need to take part in the qualifying match!”
Shan Gu smiled gently and said, “Come with me.”
He swung his sleeves, turned around and left.
Su Mo nodded and followed.
Of course, he did not mind taking the privilege. As long as he could be an honorary craftsman of the Sky-sea Pavilion, he had achieved his goal.
He followed Shan Gu to the front entrance of the Craft Tower and ascended the stairs to the second floor. They disappeared from the crowd’s sight.
The third round was not over yet.
Judge Zhao Quan glanced at the participants and proclaimed, “All those whose furnaces exploded are eliminated!”
Dozens of craftsmen looked terrible. Some of them had profound crafting skills and only used 40 materials in this round.
However, no matter how good they were, they had to be eliminated. Their furnaces had exploded.
Sikong Yan took a deep breath and left.
The second floor contained a hall with many rooms on both sides.
People were bustling in and out of the rooms. It was a busy place.
All of them were craftsmen.
Many people were confused to see Shan Gu taking a youth into one of the rooms.
“Who’s that with Elder Shan?”
“I don’t know. Maybe he’s found a talent from the Craftsmanship Contest!”
“He looks familiar.”
The crowd discussed in low voices, and admiration in their eyes.
Shan Gu was not only an Upper King craftsman but also the deputy Hall Chief of the Craftsmanship Hall. It would be a great honor to be thought of highly by him.
Shan Gu and Su Mo took seats in a small drawing room.
Shan Gu flipped his hand. A palm-sized iron token appeared in his hand.
The token had a golden luster and was engraved with the word “Honorary”.
“Su Mo, this is the highest level honorary craftsman badge of the Sky-sea Pavilion. Take this, and you are our honorary craftsman.”
Shan Gu handed him the badge with a smile.
Su Mo took a deep breath and solemnly accepted the badge.
“Thank you very much, senior!”
Shan Gu shook his hand and said, “You earned it.”
Su Mo asked, “Senior, what are the privileges of being an honorary craftsman? What do I need to do for you?”
Su Mo thought it would be better to ask thoroughly. He knew that there had to be some advantages.
“You don’t have to call me senior. Elder Shan is fine!”
Shan Gu smiled and continued, “The position of an honorary craftsman is equal to that of our own craftsmen. But you are free, and we won’t control you.”
“Any materials you buy from the Sky-sea Pavilion will be at the lowest intracompany price. And the price of any weapons you sell to us will be higher than the market price.”
Su Mo frowned while listening to this. “Why on earth are they offering so many privileges?”
Shan Gu seemed to have read his thoughts. “We only need you to craft some weapons for us without charge, from time to time, and exchange some crafting experience with our craftsmen.”
Su Mo nodded. The Sky-sea Pavilion indeed would not do business that didn’t profit them in some way.
After a short moment of silence, Shan Gu turned serious. He looked at Su Mo with keen eyes. “Su Mo, would you like to acknowledge me as your master? Would you like to learn great craftsmanship from me?”
Su Mo was a bit shocked at this. He had not expected this at all and thought it might be because of his outstanding performance in the competition.
“Eh… Elder Shan, I already have a master!” Su Mo looked embarrassed.
“Oh? That’s a pity then!” Shan Gu sighed. He could see that Su Mo had unprecedented crafting talents and wanted Su Mo to be his disciple.
However, he was not surprised. Su Mo’s crafting skill must have been taught by an incredible master.
Regardless of talent, his crafting skill could not have become so profound and advanced without a master guiding.
Unfortunately, he could not force Su Mo to be his disciple.
“I’m curious, who is your master?”
Shan Gu already knew that Su Mo was a pro-disciple of the Towering Sky Peak master.
His craftsmanship master must be incredible too.
“Uh… My master told me to keep his identity secret. I’m sorry, senior!”
Su Mo had to find a pretext. He could not say that he had the Legacy of an Imperial craftsman!
Shan Gu sighed again and said, “Well, if that’s the case, then I won’t ask further.”
He smiled and then said, “Shall we exchange some crafting skills?”
“Sure!” Su Mo nodded. He could learn a lot from this King Upper craftsman.
If someone had been here listening to Shan Gu’s words, his jaw would have dropped open.
Who was Shan Gu?
Shan Gu was a man that would not even answer to a normal Lv 5 Craftsman’s questions. And yet now he was asking Su Mo to exchange craftsmanship with him!
“Let’s start with the shield you just crafted!”
Shan Gu smiled. He was really interested in Su Mo’s crafting from the third round.