Chapter 1249: Gravitational Stair Formation
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
All martial artists below the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage soon fell on the ground. They could no longer get up.
As for the remaining martial artists above the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage, even the weakest one was able to withstand Song Ting and Zhong An’s aura albeit with great difficulty.
Naturally, they all looked wretched.
A few moments later, Song Ting and Zhong An finally withdrew their auras. Looking at the crowd sitting on the ground, Song Ting shouted coldly, “Throw these trashes out! Do you think anyone can simply join our Ling Xuan Peak just like that?”
The moment Song Ting’s words left his mouth, the group of Martial Emperor’s followers who had been waiting immediately acted and brought the people who had fallen on the ground away.
Only a group of people with incredible strength, including Duan Ling Tian, was left on the vast stone platform.
“The first selection has ended. We’re going to start the second selection soon…” Zhong An said at a speed that was neither hurried nor slow as he looked at the people who had passed the first selection.
In the next instant, Origin Energy filled the sky with just a lift of his hand.
At this moment, the sky quaked, and ripples begin to spread out instantly. Like a stone that was thrown into a calm lake, ripples continued to spread out ceaselessly.
“Inscription Formation!” At the same time, everybody present on the scene could sense the rich Inscription Formation aura instantly. They knew Zhong An had activated an Inscription Formation.
Among the crowd of people who had passed the first selection, there were a few people, including Duan Ling Tian, who were not surprised by this.
This was because they had already noticed there was an Inscription Formation hidden here.
This Inscription Formation was extraordinary. It was personally set up by an Inscription Master at the Martial Emperor Stage or above. Unless one was an Inscription Master as well, one would not have known about this.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, the Inscription Formation was activated, and a translucent cylinder appeared in the sky. From the top until the bottom, the cylinder appeared to be hollow as though one could easily pass through it.
The cylinder was around 100 meters long. The space inside could accommodate about ten adults at each plane. It would be very crowded if it was any more than that.
Apart from that, the translucent cylinder was separated into seven different colors. The seven colors were the colors of rainbows.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
“The Gravitational Stairs Formation?” Duan Ling Tian identified the Inscription Formation with just a glance at the cylinder.
He was no stranger to this Inscription Formation. He had a record of this Inscription Formation in his mind.
The Gravitational Stairs Formation was an Inscription Formation that could only be inscribed and set up by an Inscription Master at the Martial Emperor Stage or above. It was neither an offensive nor defensive Inscription Formation.
If one really had to put a label to it, then it could be categorized as an assistive Inscription Formation.
The Gravitational Stairs Formation was mainly set up using a fixed number of Earth Profundity Fragments and a great number of supreme-grade Origin Stones along with other materials. It would form a Gravitational Stairs once it was activated.
The cylinder in front of everybody’s eyes was a Gravitational Stairs.
From the bottom to the top, it had seven colors. It was red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet — the seven colors of the rainbow represented the different gravitational force in the Gravitational Stairs.
If one did not possess enough strength, it would be impossible for one to climb the Gravitational Stairs.
It was because the higher the Gravitation Stairs was, the gravitational force would become even more horrifying.
“This is the Gravitational Stairs Formation…” At this moment, Zhong An began to introduce the Gravitational Stairs Formation. His explanation was similar to the information in Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
“So this is the legendary Gravitational Stairs Formation!”
“It’s said that only the strongest Martial Monarchs are able to successfully climb the Gravitational Stairs formed by the Gravitational Stairs Formation… It’s extremely difficult for an ordinary Martial Monarch to go through this.”
“I’ve heard that before. However, we’ll definitely be able to do it as the Martial Emperor’s disciples of Ling Xuan Peak.”
“Let alone the Martial Emperor’s disciples, it won’t be difficult even for us Martial Emperor’s followers to do it.”
The group of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers buried their heads together in discussion. Each of them was confident in their own strength.
Naturally, this was because they had heard about the Gravitational Stairs Formation before.
“Gravitational Stairs Formation… If we don’t have a cultivation base at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage or above, it’ll most likely be impossible for us to pass.” Many people sighed.
“Not necessarily… Who knows, a Sixth Level Martial Monarch might just be able to pass through this Gravitational Stairs with the help of various Profundities that far exceed his cultivation base?”
“Oh yeah, that’s possible as well.”
The group of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers studied Duan Ling Tian and the others with interest. They looked forward to seeing them enter the Gravitational Stairs. They wanted to see how many people could climb the Gravitational Stairs.
“It’s difficult for a person whose cultivation base is lower than the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage to climb the Gravitational Stairs?” Nangong Yi’s face was a little glum when he looked at the Gravitational Stairs in the sky. However, a hint of anticipation gleamed in the depth of his eyes.
“Usually, it’ll be difficult for a martial artist below the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage to climb it… But, if you’re very determined and have a Profundity that far surpasses your cultivation base, you’ll stand a chance of passing this stage,” Duan Ling Tian said.
There was a detailed record of the Gravitational Stairs Formation in his memory.
He believed that as long as his cultivation base made a breakthrough to the Martial Emperor Stage, along with the familiar yet strange message in his memory, he would be able to inscribe and set up a Gravitational Stairs Formation on his own if he had enough materials.
“The Gravitational Stairs is the second selection for all of you today… Only those who can pass this round will be allowed to enter the next round!” Zhong An continued to announce as he looked at Duan Ling Tian and the others.
“Those who enter the next round will become the Martial Emperor’s followers of our Ling Xuan Peak… Even if you don’t pass the third selection, you can still remain in our Ling Xuan Peak as a Martial Emperor’s follower,” Song Ting chimed in after that.
Apart from Duan Ling Tian, the eyes of everyone on the vast stone platform brightened immediately. Even Nangong Chen who was usually aloof and taciturn was not an exception.
“Little Yi, I’ll avenge you soon… You can just stop and rest for a while in the other world and wait for this enemy who killed you. At that time, you can give him a good bashing!” In the distance, Lu Zhong glared at Duan Ling Tian with hatred. If it was not for the fact that he did not dare to disrupt the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers today, he would have long made his move and kill this enemy who killed his younger brother.
In his opinion, he would be able to personally avenge his brother soon.
“There’s going to be a good show to watch soon.” An old man stood at another side as he looked at Lu Zhong. A faint smile could be seen playing at the corner of his mouth.
“Qiao Zhong, what good show?” Another old man beside him asked curiously.
“You’ll find out very soon,” the old man called Qiao Zhong answered nonchalantly with a smile.
Qiao Zhong was the old man who brought Duan Ling Tian to his cultivation place six months ago. At that time, he was the one who blocked Lu Zhong when he tried to pick a fight with Duan Ling Tian.
He was also a Martial Emperor’s disciple in Ling Xuan Peak.
However, unlike Lu Zhong, he was a member from Zhong An, the Martial Emperor’s third direct disciple’s faction.
“As long as we pass this selection, we’ll be able to become the Martial Emperor’s followers?” The eyes of the people on the vast stone platform brightened.
They knew very well that it was almost impossible for them to become the Martial Emperor’s disciple with the strength they currently possessed. Due to this reason, they could only settle for second best and become the Martial Emperor’s followers.
As long as they become the Martial Emperor’s followers, they would be able to stay in Ling Xuan Peak and enjoy the cultivation resources here.
Moreover, a Martial Emperor’s follower would still have the chance to be promoted to become a Martial Emperor’s disciple once they become powerful. They might even become a Martial Emperors’ direct disciple if they caught Martial Emperor Ling Xuan’s eyes.
“The second selection will begin now… Ten of you will form a group and enter the Gravitational Stairs from below. Whoever comes out on top will be regarded as passing the second selection,” Song Ting said, his voice resonated loudly in the sky.
After Song Ting’s words left his mouth, nobody, including Duan Ling Tian, moved.
Nobody was willing to go out first and be the lab rat.
When Song Ting saw this, his face turned glum. He asked with a frown, “What? Are all of you giving up?”
Only then did someone begin to make a move. One by one, they rose up into the sky. In a span of ten breaths, a group of ten was finally formed as they stood below the Gravitational Stairs.
Duan Ling Tian glanced at them and discovered none of the ten people were at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage or above.
‘It’ll be difficult for these people to pass the Gravitational Stairs,’ he thought to himself.
He was very familiar with the Gravitational Stairs Formation. Naturally, he was familiar with the Gravitational Stairs too.
It was almost impossible for an ordinary martial artist at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage or below to successfully climb the Gravitational Stairs.
Naturally, that was only for ordinary martial artists at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage or below.
If those martial artists at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage or below were strong and had comprehended a strong Profundity, it would not be difficult for them to climb the Gravitational Stairs.
Take the current Duan Ling Tian for example. Although he was not a martial artist above the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage, it would still be easy for him to climb the Gravitational Stairs since the Profundities he had comprehended were strong.
When Song Ting saw ten people standing at the bottom entrance of the Gravitational Stairs, his face turned a little warmer, and he said casually, “Enter.”
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At this moment, the ten people standing at the entrance of the Gravitational Stairs began to make their move. One by one, they rushed into the Gravitational Stairs.
Their bodies were lightning fast initially. However, they gradually slowed down after entering the Gravitational Stairs.
The higher the stair — where it was closer to the violet zone — the stronger the gravitational force was.
On the contrary, the lower the stair — where it was closer to the red zone — the weaker the gravitational force was.
After the ten of them unleashed all of their energies and entered the Gravitational Stairs forcefully, they managed to pass through the red, orange, yellow, and green zone even though their speed was turning slower and slower.
When they reached the blue zone, their movements began to slow down drastically. It seemed like it was difficult for them to continue moving upward.
All ten of them were stuck in the blue zone on the Gravitational Stairs.
There were only the indigo and violet zone left in the Gravitational Stairs above the blue zone. Once they made it past the violet zone, they would be regarded as passing the Gravitational Stairs.