Chapter 672: Advancing Successively
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Up until now, the group of young geniuses that participated in the Dynasty Martial Competition had either directly crushed their opponents or directly been crushed by their opponents.
Of course, there were some that were on par, and the battles between these young geniuses relied more on their own combat experience and skill…
The skill here usually meant martial skills.
“But in terms of the level of their martial skills, the young geniuses present were practically on par, and they’d all mastered a high grade Earth Rank martial skill at the perfection stage!” This was something that Duan Ling Tian had noticed since long ago.
To a Void Prying Stage martial artist, Earth Rank martial skills were connected to the Force they’d comprehended.
So long as their force attained the Advance Stage, their high grade Earth Rank martial skill would step into the Perfection Stage, whereas, this caused Void Initiation Stage martial artists to be in an extremely embarrassing situation.
Unless they comprehended Void Interpretation Concept as soon as possible and cultivated a Heaven Rank martial skill, otherwise, when they were going against an opponent, they would notice that their opponents were usually on par with them in their attainments of martial skills.
Thus, a battle between the two was mostly reliant open Origin Energy and Concept.
If their Origin Energy and Concept were on par, then it would instead be a test of their respective combat experience and the difference between two martial skills that were similarly high grade Earth Rank martial skills.
One with a more obvious gap of inferiority to the opponent would surely lose!
“In relation to martial skills, there’s an insurmountable gap between Heaven Rank martial skills and Earth Rank martial skills.” Through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian had a certain level of understanding towards Heaven Rank martial skills.
Heaven Rank martial skills were different from Earth Rank martial skills.
Earth Rank martial skills completely relied on the level of one’s Force, whereas, even though Heaven Rank martial skills had a threshold of requiring the Void Interpretation Stage to comprehend, or in other words Intermediate Concept to cultivate, it didn’t adhere to the level of Concept.
It was mainly a guide to more flawlessly utilize one’s Concept and Origin Energy so as to execute a much more effective attack, defense, and speed.
For example, in a battle between two first level Void Interpretation Stage martial artists, their comprehension in Concept were equal, yet the former’s spirit weapon was a level lower than the latter.
It would be the strength of an entire two ancient horned dragons inferior to the latter.
Under these circumstances, if the formers attainments in a Heaven Rank martial skill far surpassed the latter, then it wouldn’t be impossible for the former to obtain victory.
At that time, the profundity of a Heaven Rank martial skill was sufficient to disregard the difference of a mere two ancient horned dragons.
“For example, the latter’s brute strength surpassed the former, yet the former was more adept in skills than the latter… So, it wasn’t impossible for the former to obtain victory.” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jerked when he thought up to here.
“Of course, even though it was brute strength, the difference couldn’t be too great… For example, when an adult was compared against a child, even if the adult didn’t know any skills, yet the child had attained perfection in his skills, it would still be impossible for a child to defeat an adult.
“When difference in strength comes to a certain extent, the one with a stronger strength would completely crush the weaker one.” This was something that Duan Ling Tian was extremely clear of.
“Amongst Heaven Rank martial skills… Low grade Heaven Rank martial skills are still fine as they don’t possess too many requirements. If it was a high grade Heaven Rank martial skill, then not everyone was capable of cultivating it.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but shake his head when he recalled the Nine-Tribulations Sword Control Technique he obtained in the Sword Monarch’s Treasure.
That Nine-Tribulations Sword Control Technique required Spiritual Force to be utilized when executing it.
Unless one was an Inscription Master, otherwise, only once one became a Martial Emperor would one be capable of utilizing Spiritual Force to execute the Nine-Tribulations Sword Control Technique.
“Compared to the Nine-Tribulations Sword Control Technique, even though the Nine Dragon’s Radiant Flash contained within the seventh form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique was a high grade Heaven Rank martial skill, it didn’t require relying on Spiritual Force. It relied on…” Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian started flashing through the memories related to the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique left behind by the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
“Sword Concept?” Never had Duan Ling Tian imagined that besides the mental cultivation method, the seventh form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique also taught one how to comprehend Sword Concept in the shortest amount of time possible.
“So it turns out that this Nine Dragons Radiant Flash is a sword skill! It’s a completely new sword skill that the Rebirth Martial Emperor combined the high grade Heaven Rank sword skill, Nine Dragons Flash and Radiant Sword, to form.” Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding.
“Sword skill… Sword Concept… If I’m able to comprehend Sword Concept, then by relying on the Sword Concept Fragment in my possession, wouldn’t my advancement in Sword Concept be similar to my Wind Concept and advance at a tremendous pace?” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian’s feelings surged.
A pleasant surprise came too quickly.
Early on, when he obtained the Sword Concept Fragment, Duan Ling Tian had once thought of comprehending Sword Force and allowing his Sword Force to transform into Sword Concept.
In this way, the Sword Concept Fragment could be used and not wasted, moreover, if he comprehended Sword Concept, it would affect his future greatly…
When he was in the Sword Monarch’s Treasure the other day, he’d once obtained three Profundity Fragments.
One of the fragments amongst then was a Sword Profundity Fragment.
If he wanted the Sword Profundity Fragment to be of use, then he had to first comprehend ninth level Advanced Concept and only then would he be able to start touching upon Sword Profundity.
No matter what, the seventh form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique could be said to be timely assistance this time, and it pointed out the path of advancement for Duan Ling Tian and allowed him to avoid taking a wrong turn.
“Duan Ling Tian… Duan Ling Tian! Duan Ling Tian!!” Suddenly, in his daze, he heard a wave of shouts calling out to him.
He shuddered and returned to his senses before looking at Su Li who was by his side. “What’s wrong?”
Earlier, it was exactly Su Li who was calling him.
“Don’t get distracted, it’s your turn to enter the arena.” Su Li laughed bitterly.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he heard this, and then he raised his head to look over and saw Long Yun had already flash towards the sky above the arena.
There were also another 18 young geniuses flashing out.
“The third round has started?” Duan Ling Tian reacted to what was going on, and then he flashed out to follow up to the others.
The people that were the first to enter the arena after the third round of the selections begun were the young geniuses that possessed command token No.1 to No.80 that had won their battles.
Duan Ling Tian’s opponent was a young man in green clothed.
“Fourth level Void Initiation Stage?” After he detected his opponent’s cultivation, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be stunned.
After the 20 young geniuses took their positions, the white clothed young man’s voice sounded out. “Begin!”
“I admit defeat!” As soon as the white clothed young man finished speaking, a panicked voice sounded out right after, and it was extremely anxious.
It was Duan Ling Tian’s opponent, the green clothed young man that had admitted defeat.
“Hmm?” It was slightly out of Duan Ling Tian’s expectations that his opponent would admit defeat so swiftly, and he couldn’t help but be stunned.
“Even a fifth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist was killed by you with a single move, I feel I’m far from being a match for you… May you be able to obtain the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties in the end.” Before the green clothed young man left, he nodded to Duan Ling Tian.
As far as he was concerned, with the strength of the violet clothed young man before him, it wasn’t difficult to advance in the first phase of the martial competition today.
So, he wished Duan Ling Tian success in obtaining the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
“Thank you.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and replied.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian became the first person to advance in the third round.
“I admit defeat.” In next to no time, another voice sounded out.
It was Long Yun’s opponent that had admitted defeat.
Long Yun was the second to advance.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian and Long Yun headed towards the same place and returned to the second-class spectating area where everyone from the Darkstone Empire was seated.
“Congratulations.” A smile appeared on King Yong’s face.
At this moment, he was able to notice that when the representatives of the various Empires looked at him, their eyes were filled with envy and jealousy, and it caused him to feel as if he was floating.
Besides a portion of people admitting defeat in the third round, the battles were even more intense.
“It’s my turn.” Not long after, it was Su Li’s turn, whereas, Su Li had only gone over as a formality, because his opponent had directly admitted defeat without the slightest hesitation.
Su Li, advanced.
At the side of the of the Darkstone Empire, all the three young geniuses that had obtained the qualification to participate in the third round had advanced, whereas, the two young geniuses of the Holdwin Empire had good luck, as they didn’t encounter an existence above the sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage, allowing both of them to advance.
Only 45 young geniuses were able to advance from the third round of the selections.
After another 15 minutes of rest, the fourth round continued.
The goal of the fourth round was to decide on the 30 young geniuses
Duan Ling Tian, Long Yun, and Su Li didn’t encounter the other seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses and easily advanced once again.
But, after they advanced this time, the middle aged man that was in charge of recording the results asked them to stay behind.
“Looks like the result for today’s competition is about to be announced.” Su Li’s voice transmission entered clearly into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“It’s still so early?” Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian looked at the sky, and he noticed that dusk still hadn’t descended.
In next to no time, the other 27 young geniuses had advanced as well.
“The fourth round of the selections have ended… Now, the fifth round of the selections will begin! No matter who it is, as long as it’s someone that had been eliminated, you have a single chance to issue a challenge.” The white clothed young man’s voice sounded out in the entire Cage Battle Arena, and his voice reverberated in ears of everyone like thunder.
“Those who feel their luck was bad earlier can come up here and issue a challenge to the thirty young geniuses here… Remember, everyone only possesses once chance. Once you’ve lost, you’ll lose any chance of participating in the next phase of the Dynasty Martial Competition. The white clothed young man continued to add.
Instantly, a wave of heavy breathing that rose and fell rhythmically sounded out from the second-class spectating area that surrounded the Cage Battle Arena, whereas, everyone in the third-class spectating area looked toward the sky above the arena in anticipation.
All of them knew that this was the last chance for the group of young geniuses that were eliminated earlier.
So long as they possessed strength and confidence, the young geniuses would surely not let this opportunity slip by.