Chapter 667: Command Token No. 32
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
It was these two young men that were taken to be true opponents by that young genius of the Darkstone Empire that was at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage and comprehended seventh Saber Concept?
They were slightly unable to believe it.
After all, if it was according to this, then wouldn’t these two young men be existences at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above?
Actually, it wasn’t just the group of young geniuses from Holdwin Empire that didn’t believe it, even the other six young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire weren’t willing to believe it.
Long Yun possessing the strength to crush Mo Xuan after a single year had already caused them to be shocked.
If it was according to what Long Yun said, then wouldn’t it mean that Duan Ling Tian and Su Li’s strengths were sufficient to crush Mo Xuan as well?
In this way, wasn’t the number one expert of their Darkstone Empire too worthless?
In merely a single year, he was completely surpassed by three people that were entirely inferior to him a year ago?
“Duan Ling Tian… Su Li…” Actually, even King Yong didn’t dare believe it.
If it was just Duan Ling Tian, he wouldn’t doubt it so much.
But when coupled with Su Li, it caused him to be slightly unsure.
Suddenly, a wave of wind howls that were ear piercing flashed out from the distance.
At the same time, a figure stood in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
Instantly, the group of people from the Darkstone Empire and Holdwin Empire had their gazes drawn over.
The sky above the Cage Battle Arena usually prohibited martial artists from standing there in midair.
Only members of the Cage Battle Arena and members of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family could stand in the sky above the arena.
Presently, the person that stood in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena was a white clothed young man. The young man was around the age of 35, with a cold appearance and eyebrows that slanted upwards, and he possessed a graceful bearing.
“He’s the person that’s presiding over the Dynasty Martial Competition?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised.
“How young!” Actually, it wasn’t just Duan Ling Tian that was surprised, even the representatives and young geniuses of the various Empires and the spectators sitting at the third-class spectating area were shocked by the white clothed young man’s age.
After all, the people that presided over the Cage Battle Arena in the past were at least middle aged men.
Only a host with a formidable strength was able to deter the slaves and demon beasts that were undergoing cage battles, whereas, one’s strength was matched with an old age to a certain extent.
“I welcome the representatives and young geniuses of the 36 Empires to our Darkhan Dynasty’s Dynasty Martial Competition. I’m the host for the first phase of the selection today.” The white clothed young man had a cold expression as he spoke slowly.
Subsequently, the white clothed young man changed his tone, and he went straight to the point, directly speaking of the objective of the Dynasty Martial Competition being held today.
All in all, the final objective of the Dynasty Martial Competition held today was to decide on the most outstanding 30 young geniuses from the 360 young geniuses of the 36 Empires.
These 30 young geniuses would converge with the young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty tomorrow and compete for the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
“The others ought to have known these rules long ago, right?” Duan Ling Tian noticed that the representatives and young geniuses of the various Empires seated at the second-class spectating area weren’t surprised when they heard the white clothed young man.
In next to no time, the white clothed young man started introducing the specific rules of the martial competition.
Duan Ling Tian listened seriously.
“The rules for the Dynasty Martial Competition today are extremely simple… The 360 young geniuses will each draw a numbered command token that belongs to them and undergo advancement selection according to the order on these command tokens.”
“Due to the amount of people, we’ll hold 10 battles at the same time at the beginning! Besides that, there will be someone specially assigned to record the outcome of each battle.” The white clothed young man had just spoken up to there when 10 figures flew up from below and stood behind him.
These were ten middle aged men with expressionless faces, as if they were 10 statues.
Obviously, these people were in charge of recording the results of the battles.
“The first round of selection will eliminate half the people, and the second round of selection will once again eliminate half of the people remaining… At that time, only 90 people will remain.
“After the 90 people are decided, the rules will change once again. If a young genius with a good strength was eliminated due to having bad luck and felt disgruntled, then you’ll be given a chance in the end, and you’ll still have the chance to obtain one of the final 30 positions.” The white clothed young man finished speaking in one go.
Subsequently, it was time to draw the command tokens.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Nine swift figures flew into the sky and respectively descended onto one of the second-class spectating areas.
These were nine young men with a wide wooden tray in their hands, and the wooden tray was covered with 40 command tokens that were made from metal.
These command tokens were facing downwards, with their backs facing up, and they looked the same from their appearance.
“Looks like the drawing of command tokens requires us to choose a command token ourselves, whereas, these command tokens have completely different numbers on them.” Su Li’s voice entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
“Mmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Long ago when the young man carrying the wooden tray had just descended to their second-class spectating area, his Spiritual Force had already silently stretched out to cover the command tokens on the wooden tray.
Although Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force couldn’t be used as an eye, he was still able to use his Spiritual Force to detect the grooves inscribed on the command token and determine the number inscribed on them…
“Eh! The numbers of these 40 command tokens are actually random. There’s a No. 3 command token, a No. 52 command token, and a No. 327 command token. There isn’t the slightest pattern to them.” Now, Duan Ling Tian was practically able to confirm that the command tokens on the wooden trays in the hands of the nine young men had been jumbled up, and there was no pattern to follow.
For example, the young man that arrived at the second-class spectating area Duan Ling Tian and the others were at only possessed a single command token, command token No. 3, with a number before No. 10 amongst the 40 command tokens on the wooden tray.
No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 to No. 9 were all not on the wooden tray.
The young geniuses of a total of four Empires were at the spectating area Duan Ling Tian was at, and the total of 40 people perfectly corresponded to the 40 command tokens.
The young man first walked over to Duan Ling Tian’s side, and the nine young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire were the first to draw their command tokens.
“If your Empire doesn’t have enough people, then representative, please draw the lot in the place of the tenth young genius… Later on, when it’s the turn of the command token that Representative holds, the person that’s going against this command token’s possessor will be automatically advanced to the next round.” The young man that held the tray arrived by King Yong’s side and spoke to King Yong.
Obviously, he knew of the matter that one of the young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire had left.
“Alright.” King Yong nodded, and then he raised his hand with an intention of drawing a command token.
“Wait.” Duan Ling Tian called out to King Yong.
“Hmm?” King Yong looked at Duan Ling Tian with a bewildered and puzzled expression. “Duan Ling Tian, you…”
“Big Brother.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the young man that held the wooden tray and asked with a light smile. “After we draw the command tokens, how will the advancement selection battles be carried out?”
“The possessor of command token No. 1 will go against the possessor of command token No2, the possessor of command token No. 3 will go against the possessor of command token No. 4, and so on and so forth. In the end, the possessor of command token No. 359 will go against the possessor of command token No. 360.” The young man explained with extreme patience.
“I understand.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and then looked at King Yong as he said via voice transmission, “King Yong, please choose the fifth command token from the left amongst the row of command tokens closest to you.”
King Yong couldn’t help but be stunned when he heard this, as he didn’t know why Duan Ling Tian would ask him to choose that command token.
But it was the same to him no matter which command token he chose. After all, no matter which command token he chose, it would help the possessor of another command token to advance.
For example, if he chose command token No. 1, then the possessor of command token No. 2 would win without a battle and advance, whereas, if he drew command token No. 28, then the possessor of command token No. 27 would advance.
King Rong raised his hand and drew the command token that Duan Ling Tian spoke of.
Meanwhile, the group of young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire clearly saw that the command token in King Yong’s hand was command token No. 31.
Subsequently, the group of Darkstone Empire young geniuses started to choose their command tokens.
After everyone started choosing, Duan Ling Tian and Su Li joined them, and Duan Ling Tian’s gaze was firmly locked onto one of the command tokens now.
That command token was situated at the corner and no one showed interest to it.
Duan Ling Tian only slowly turned over the command token that belonged to him after the other eight young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire had drawn their command tokens.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian turned over his command token, the young man that held the tray was stunned.
King Yong was stunned as well.
The remaining eight young geniuses were all stunned.
What have I seen?
“3…32?” As Su Li looked at the command token in Duan Ling Tian’s hand and looked at the command token in King Yong’s hand, he couldn’t help but shake his head and sigh. “Duan Ling Tian, your luck is really not bad, as you’re able to advance directly in the first round.”
The command token in King Yong’s hand was considered to be the possession of Mo Xuan who’d left.
No matter who it was, so long as they encountered Mo Xuan’s command token, they would be able to obtain the privilege of advancing directly, and now, this privilege was obtained by Duan Ling Tian.
The command token in King Yong’s hand was No. 31.
Under numerous gazes of envy, Duan Ling Tian put away the No. 32 command token.
Meanwhile, a surprised voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ear in a timely manner. “Duan Ling Tian… You… How did you know?” This voice transmission belonged exactly to King Yong.
Earlier, even though King Yong felt it was strange when Duan Ling Tian asked him to choose that command token, he didn’t know why Duan Ling Tian wanted to do that.
Only when King Yong saw the command token No. 32 that Duan Ling Tian drew did he realize all of this was something Duan Ling Tian had planned.
Or perhaps, Duan Ling Tian knew the numbers beneath these command tokens beforehand.
“Intuition.” said Duan Ling Tian via voice transmission.
“Intuition?” The corners of King Yong’s mouth twitched and he didn’t believe the nonsense Duan Ling Tian spoke.