Chapter 578: The Number One Young Genius In The Empire?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Actually, it was understandable that Duan Ling Tian would be mistaken.
Those two ninth level Void Prying Stage demon beasts had strengths that were on par.
According to the law of survival of demon beasts, unless it was a battle that was caused for the sake of a treasure, otherwise, two demon beasts with equal strength would normally not fight to the death.
“I can only wait until I have time in the future to go there and take a look once more.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Fortunately, you’ve arrived on time.” Chen Shao Shuai heaved a sigh of relief.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force stretched out under his curiosity, and it detected the cultivations of the three people by his side.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian’s shook as he looked at Su Li with astonishment.
What have I seen?
Su Li has actually broken through to the ninth level of the Void Prying Stage!
“I originally thought that after I broke through to the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage this time, I’d be able to chase up to Su Li’s cultivation… But I never expected that he’s actually similar to me and has broken through three levels.” Duan Ling Tian was secretly shocked,
The advancement of Luo Zhan and Chen Shao Shuai’s cultivation caused him to be surprised as well…
Sixth level of the Void Prying Stage, they’d both broken through two stages.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze flashed past Saber Young Master, Long Yun.
“Eighth level of the Void Prying Stage!” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be shocked.
Long Yun’s improvement was actually equal to Su Li’s.
“Looks like their improvement is certainly related to the ‘Master’ supporting them from behind…” Duan Ling Tian was easily able to guess this.
“Who’s that person?” Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze shot towards the high platform as he noticed the old man that was standing in opposition with Chi Ming.
“I don’t know.” Luo Zhan and the others shook their heads.
“Hmm?” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed a gaze that contained killing intent locking onto him.
He didn’t need to look, yet was able to guess, the owner of this gaze was surely that Prince Sheng.
Duan Ling Tian disregarded Prince Sheng and instead looked at the white robed middle aged man that sat at the center seat.
This middle aged man wore white robes with golden edges. His appearance was imposing, and with just a look, one was able to know that he wasn’t an ordinary person.
Especially the red mole between his brows that seemed as if it was invaded with blood, it even caused one to be unable to forget him.
“He’s King Yong.” Luo Zhan introduced him to Duan Ling Tian.
“King Yong?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned and asked curiously. “Who is this King Yong?”
“King Yong is the second brother of the current Emperor of the Darkstone Empire and the number one expert in the Empire… Over ten years ago, there were rumors that said he was approaching the Nether Interpretation Stage!” said Luo Zhan.
“Ten years ago, he was approaching the Nether Interpretation Stage?” Duan Ling Tian was surprised. “Wouldn’t that mean that it’s very like that he has already broken through to the Void Interpretation Stage now?”
“He has most probably broken through to the Void Interpretation Stage.” Chen Shao Shuai nodded.
“Void Interpretation Stage, huh?” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze shot onto King Yong.
Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force stretched out to envelop King Yong, intending to pry into King Yong’s cultivation.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that when his Spiritual Force touched King Yong, it seemed as if it had touched a ball of cotton, and it had no place to exert force upon.
This feeling was no different from when he checked the cultivation of Xiang Ying, the Pavilion Master of the Darkhan Dynasty Milky Way City’s Treasure Gathering Pavilion.
“He really is an expert that has stepped into the Void Interpretation Stage!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart thumped as he confirmed it.
He was certain that his current Spiritual Force was even able to check the cultivation of a ninth level Void Initiation Stage expert, and he was only helpless against a martial artist at the Void Interpretation Stage and above.
His current Spiritual Force had been pushed to break through to the ninth level of the Void Prying Stage along with the breakthrough of his cultivation to the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage, and it was always two levels higher than his cultivation.
Duan Ling Tian withdrew his Spiritual Force in a timely manner.
If Duan Ling Tian were to let it go on, then as a Void Interpretation Stage expert, even if King Yong wasn’t an Inscription Master, he would still be able to notice that someone was prying into his cultivation.
A Void Interpretation Stage expert wasn’t as simple as only possessing shocking strength.
“Everyone!” King Yong who was on the high platform stood up suddenly, and then he looked all around the surroundings as he spoke with a voice that was like a thunderclap as it entered into the ears of everyone present.
“Firstly, I sincerely represent the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Family to welcome everyone to the Darkstone Empire and to the Imperial City… I hope your trips weren’t too arduous.” King Yong’s words were obviously spoken towards the representatives and young geniuses from the various Imperial Kingdoms.
“Thank you for you concern, King Yong.” Instantly, the representatives of the various Imperial Kingdoms stood up and were overwhelmed by the unexpected favor.
King Yong nodded, and then he continued. “Today, the young geniuses of the various sects of my Darkstone Empire and the young geniuses of the various Imperial Kingdoms have gathered here together with a single objective…”
“That is to decide on the ten people with the strongest strength to head to the Darkhan Dynasty and compete for the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties with the young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty and the various Empires!” King Yong spoke clearly with a resounding voice, and it was like a thunderclap piercing the ear.
The Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties!
Along with King Yong finishing his speech, the gazes of the crowd of young geniuses including Duan Ling Tian lit up.
They were all standing here today for the sake of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
“The rules for the Young Genius Competition today is extremely simple… To decide nine great masters of the combat ring and a number one young genius of the Empire that’s able to stand above all the nine great combat ring masters!” King Yong continued.
The number one young genius of the Empire?
King Yong’s words caused the breathing of most of the young geniuses present to become hurried.
What an honor it was!
Amongst the five great young geniuses of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, only Duan Ling Tian and Su Li were comparatively composed.
“Duan Ling Tian, will the number one young genius of the Empire have any real rewards?” Su Li asked Duan Ling Tian via voice transmission.
“Probably… After all, this Young Genius Competition is held by the Darkstone Empire.” Duan Ling Tian guessed.
“King Yong!” Suddenly, a young genius whose affiliation was unknown looked at King Yong and asked respectfully. “May I know if the person that obtains the honor of being the number one young genius in the Empire will obtain any real reward?”
Duan Ling Tian and Su Li looked at each other before smiling.
Looks like they weren’t the only ones concerned about this.
For a time, the young geniuses of the various powers and Imperial Kingdoms and all the representatives looked at King Yong.
Even if it was the spectators that came to watch the battles, they’d looked at King Yong as well.
Obviously, they were all curious.
“Of course!” When faced with a myriad of gazes, King Yong’s expression remained unchanged as he nodded.
Subsequently, under numerous burning and concentrated gazes, King Yong continued. “The person that becomes eminent and seizes the honor of being the number one genius in the Empire during the Young Genius Competition held by our Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Family today will be able to obtain a Void Fuse Fruit prepared for him by the Empire’s Imperial Family.”
Void Fuse Fruit!
Everyone present was moved when King Yong said this.
“Void Fuse Fruit?” Duan Ling Tian’s heart shook, and his gaze burned with extreme yearning.
No matter if it was the Void Refining Fruit or the Void Reserve Fruit that Duan Ling Tian had consumed before, or this Void Fuse Fruit, they were all spirit fruits consumed by Void Prying Stage martial artist.
The medicinal strength of the Void Refining Fruit and Void Reserve Fruit were equal, and the medicinal strength of the Void Fuse Fruit was the total of the two previous spirit fruits…
Moreover, its medicinal strength wouldn’t conflict with the medicinal strength of the two previous fruits.
In other words, even if Duan Ling Tian had consumed the Void Refining Fruit and Void Reserve Fruit previously, the condition of its medicinal strength reducing wouldn’t occur after he consumed the Void Fuse Fruit.
“A Void Fuse Fruit is able to allow a martial artist that has just broken through to the ninth level of the Void Prying Stage to break through to the Void Initiation Stage in one ago within a short period of time!” Someone exclaimed out in surprise.
Instantly, the atmosphere in the surroundings was lit ablaze.
“Void Fuse Fruit! I’m determined to obtain it!”
“Hmph! You’re dreaming! This Void Fuse Fruit is surely mine.”
“I think both of you are dreaming, the Void Fuse Fruit is surely mine.”
The crowd of young geniuses started arguing.
Every single one of them was filled with confidence towards themselves.
“Void Fuse Fruit!” A bright light flickered in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, and he had a resolute expression.
“With the medicinal strength of the Void Fuse Fruit, it will even be possible for me to break through two levels in one go and step into the ninth level of the Void Prying Stage once I consume it!
“In this way, then even if I’m unable to obtain the Ageless Root before the Martial Competition of the Darkhan Dynasty and am unable to refine the Rebirth Pill, I’ll similarly have the chance to break through to the Void Initiation Stage!
“As long as I break through to the Void Initiation Stage, I’ll work together with the other eight people and open up the Sword Monarch’s Treasure!” Duan Ling Tian’s mood surged extremely.
The Ageless Root was too difficult to come by.
He didn’t dare completely place his hope on it.
Now, the Void Fuse Fruit would be another turning point for him.
“I wonder if there’s a Void Initiation Stage existence amongst the young geniuses present…. If there is, then I’ll surely not be the person’s match! And even if that person obtains the Void Fuse Fruit, it wouldn’t have much use to the person.
“At that time, if I use a grade four spirit weapon to exchange for it, I presume he wouldn’t refuse.
“If there’s no existence at the Void Initiation Stage martial artist, then I wonder if there’s a ninth level Void Prying Stage Inscription Master present… An existence like this is the most troublesome for me! The soul skill, Thousand Illusions, would be useless against him, and he would probably not give up the Void Fuse Fruit for a grade four spirit weapon.” As Duan Ling Tian finished thinking, he felt slightly worried, and when he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force swept out with intent to detect the cultivations of the young geniuses present.
But, his Spiritual Force had only just stretched out when he noticed three Spiritual Forces that were even stronger than him sweeping over, and they alarmed him to the point he hurriedly withdrew his Spiritual Force.
“Spiritual Force at the Void Initiation Stage?” Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted, and then he looked up at the high platform. “Looks like there’re three Inscription Masters on the high platform… Earlier, when I used my Spiritual Force to scan King Yong, the reason they didn’t react to it was probably because of King Yong’s dignity.”
“Their Spiritual Force appeared when I wanted to scan the cultivations of the young geniuses from the various powers just now.” Duan Ling Tian quickly guessed this.
Of course, even if those three Inscription Masters noticed Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force, they wouldn’t know who exactly was the owner of the Spiritual Force.
After all, Duan Ling Tian had withdrawn his Spiritual Force at the first possible moment, whereas, because Duan Ling Tian didn’t pursue those three Spiritual Forces, he was also unable to discover who the owners of those three Spiritual Forces were.
“Looks like I can only proceed with caution.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Presently, if he used his Spiritual Force to scan the cultivations of the young geniuses present, then it was very likely that he would be obstructed by those three Inscription Masters.
Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force was currently far inferior to them.