Chapter 1227: First Level Void Interpretation Stage!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Most of the people, including Duan Ling Tian, did not feel that anything was amiss.
However, the two Nangong brothers could not help but frown immediately. Nangong Yi even asked loudly, “Why do you only look at the cultivation base? Isn’t Profundities part of our strength as well?”
The old man in the lead did not expect that someone would be so impudent in front of him. His face darkened, and he asked coldly, “Why? You have objections to my decision?”
He looked at Nangong Yi with cold and piercing eyes. It was as though he would kill Nangong Yi if he dared to say another word.
Although Nangong Yi was discontented, he did not dare to say anything more.
The old man before him emitted a terrifying pressure.
Moreover, he only said that because he felt it was unfair to Duan Ling Tian.
After all, Duan Ling Tian’s current cultivation base was only at the Void Prying Stage or Void Interpretation Stage at most. If they only looked at cultivation base, it would be unfair to him.
Duan Ling Tian’s strength mainly lay with his Profundity.
However, he soon realized that Duan Ling Tian did not seem to be bothered about this. Due to this reason, he no longer troubled himself with this matter.
Since Duan Ling Tian was not worried about it, why should he?
In the next instant, the people who came to Ling Xuan Peak to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and follower in six months time began to display their cultivation base one by one. They mobilized their Heaven and Earth Energies to solidify into the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.
Soon after, everyone, apart from Duan Ling Tian and the other two, had already demonstrated their cultivation base.
These people had cultivation base that was between the Third and the Eighth Level Martial Monarch Stage.
After they had demonstrated their cultivation base, they were divided into three groups by the old man and stood nearby.
Those who were below the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage were grouped into one.
Those who were the above Fourth Level but below the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage were grouped into one.
Those who were at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage and above were grouped into one.
Among the three, the group in the middle had the most people.
Nangong Chen and Nangong Yi began to demonstrate their cultivation base in front of the three Ling Xuan Peak’s old men before Duan Ling Tian’s turn.
Nangong Chen was at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage.
Nangong Yi was at the Sixth Level Martial Monarch Stage. Just like Nangong Chen, he had also recently made a breakthrough.
The Nangong brothers were separated into two groups.
Due to the reason that the Nangong brothers were twins, they attracted a lot of attention from the moment they made their appearance until when they demonstrated their cultivation base.
“Only you are left.” Soon after, the old man leading the group shifted his gaze toward Duan Ling Tian.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was the only one who had yet to demonstrate his cultivation base.
Most people, including the Nangong brothers, shifted their gaze toward Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian received a great deal of attention since he was the last person to demonstrate his cultivation base.
Duan Ling Tian strode forward and faced the three old men in front. Origin Energy rose up from his body and soon enveloped him. It looked like he was standing in the middle of a white mist.
“T-This…” Upon seeing this, apart from the two Nangong brothers, everyone, including the three old men from Ling Xuan Peak, was stunned and bewildered.
This was because they could see the Origin Energy from this purple-clad young man was not even comparable to many Void Interpretation Stage martial artists’ Origin Energies.
Meanwhile, the Heaven and Earth Energy whirled above Duan Ling Tian’s head before it solidified into the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon in just a blink of an eye.
Everyone’s gaze, including the two Nangong brothers, landed above Duan Ling Tian right away.
To be more precise, they were looking at the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon solidified from the Heaven and Earth Energy that was mobilized by the Origin Energy released by Duan Ling Tian.
For a moment, the entire scene fell silent.
The two Nangong brothers who were mentally prepared were the first to regain their senses. With a dumbfounded expression, Nangong Yi muttered to himself, “First Level Void Interpretation Stage! Duan Ling Tian actually broke through to the Void Interpretation Stage?” Shock and disbelief were apparent in his tone.
In just one month, he went from the First Level Core Formation Stage to the First Level Void Interpretation Stage.
Such a speed in cultivating was like a monster!
Although Nangong Chen appeared calm, a glimmer of disbelief could still be seen in his eyes.
Just a short month and his cultivation base had already undergone such an earth-shattering transformation.
If it was not for the fact that he had witnessed this himself, he would not have believed it at all.
Soon after, somebody else returned to his senses and asked strangely, “I didn’t see wrongly right? T-This is the First Level Void Interpretation Stage?”
“Just a mere First Level Void Interpretation martial artist and he still dares to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers here at Ling Xuan Peak? Isn’t he just digging his own grave?” Many people mocked.
“Exactly! Such a low cultivation base! If he goes against me, I might accidentally kill him!”
“Hurmph! A First Level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist is no different from an ant to me. I can crush an ant-like that with just a finger!” Somebody glared at Duan Ling Tian fiercely.
To sum it up, after Duan Ling Tian demonstrated his cultivation base at the First Level Void interpretation, the other people, apart from the Nangong brothers, found it unbelievable.
“I must say, at the time when the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers begins, he might not even have the courage to go on stage and fight us,” somebody speculated.
“I also think he won’t have the guts to battle us… Moreover, I feel like he only came to Ling Xuan Peak to join in on the fun. I don’t think he has the courage to go on stage and fight with us.”
“If I knew earlier that we can just come to join in the fun, I would’ve brought more people with me.”
The group of people who came to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers six months later in Ling Xuan Peak could not stop themselves from discussing this. Hints of disdain could be seen in most people’s eyes when they looked at Duan Ling Tian.
This First Level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist was like an eyesore standing before this group Martial Monarchs. Even the weakest among them was at the Third Level Martial Monarch Stage.
Among the three old men, other than the old man whose face was grave, one of the two remaining old men asked, “Young man, are you sure you’re here to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers that’s going to be held six months later in our Ling Xuan Peak?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded nonchalantly.
“Hurmph! You’re just a mere First Level Void Interpretation… What qualifications do you have to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers of Ling Xuan Peak?” Another old man snorted.
“Why? Does your Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers of Ling Xuan Peak have a restriction on cultivation base? A Void Interpretation Stage martial artist is not allowed to join?” Duan Ling Tian retorted as he looked at the old man.
The old man frowned when he heard this.
There seemed to be no such rules or restrictions in the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers of Ling Xuan Peak.
The old man in the lead who had remained silent all this while cast an indifferent glance at Duan Ling Tian before he said, “It’s indeed true that the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers that will be held by our Ling Xuan Peak didn’t state that a Void Interpretation Stage martial artist is not allowed to join… However, once you’ve joined, it means that you’ll have to go on stage and battle your opponent. You’re not allowed to surrender before you battle! Can you do this?”
Judging from his words, it was obvious he wanted Duan Ling Tian to withdraw after hearing about the difficulties.
Not allowed to admit defeat before your battle!
This meant he wanted Duan Ling Tian to directly fight the others.
He believed that as long as this Void Interpretation Stage martial artist was sane, he would definitely withdraw after hearing this.
After all, he was only destined to die if he did not withdraw.
After the old man in the lead spoke, everyone’s eyes contained hints of disdain and contempt, except for the two Nangong brothers, when they looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“Do you think he’ll pull out after knowing that the odds are against him?”
“Well, of course! Now that the senior from Ling Xuan Peak said such things, if he still doesn’t pull out, he’ll be the biggest idiot in the world!”
“I think so too!”
“I’ll be the banker and bet that this purple-clad young man won’t leave! The betting rate is one to ten!”
“If you dare to be the banker, you must bet that this purple-clad young man will leave and make it a betting rate of ten to one! Do you dare?”
The crowd buried their heads together in discussion. Some people even offered to become a banker.
Naturally, most people did not dare to bet. They felt that it would only make them lose money.
“Are you sure you want to become the banker?” However, they discovered somebody wanted to make a bet soon after.
The people who wanted to make a bet were none other than the two Nangong brothers. They looked at the middle-aged man who offered to become the banker earlier for confirmation.
“What? You two want to make a bet?” The middle-aged man laughed.
Although he knew these twins were together with the purple-clad young man, he did not think the purple-clad young man would choose to stay just because of the bet.
After all, staying would mean his death.
If a Void Interpretation Stage martial artist fought with a Martial Monarch, he would be blasted until not even a piece of him was left. He would be turned into dust in just a blink of an eye. There would not be time for him to even surrender.
In this world, there was nothing more important than one’s life.
Due to this reason, he believed the purple-clad young man would definitely withdraw after learning the odds were against him.
“Well, if there are enough Origin Stones in your hands… I’ll bet ten supreme-grade Origin Stones and 300,000 high-grade Origin Stones!” Nangong Yi chimed in nonchalantly as he looked at the middle-aged man.
“Twenty supreme-grade Origin Stones and 200,000 high-grade Origin Stones,” Nangong Chen chimed in coolly.
The moment the words left these two people’s mouths, a commotion erupted immediately.
The three old men who were possibly the Martial Emperor’s disciples of Ling Xuan Peak immediately shifted their attention to the Nangong brothers as well. They did not expect them to be so crazy as well.
They originally thought the Nangong Brothers were merely acting and were just trying to boost the morale of their companion.
However, they did not expect the Nangong brother would take out so many Origin Stones as a wager.
“Both of their wager amount to thirty supreme-grade Origin Stones and 500,000 high-grade Origin Stones… If they win, they’ll get 300 supreme-grade Origin Stones and 5,000,000 high-grade Origin Stones in return,” somebody muttered.
His words entered the crowd’s ears. Many people did not agree with him. “That’s only IF they win.”
“I think they dare to make such a bet because of the faith they have in the purple-clad young man… However, I’ve no idea why they are so confident in him,” somebody speculated.
“Well, in my opinion, they intentionally took out such a large number of Origin Stones to make the banker withdraw in the face of this difficulty so their companion can retain a bit of his dignity,” many people said.