Chapter 673: End of The First Phase
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“It has finally come to this time.” A young man in one of the second-class spectating areas stood up before flashing out to stand in the sky above the arena, and he rubbed his palms together as he spoke with an excited expression.
Obviously, he was waiting a long time for this moment.
Duan Ling Tian looked towards the young man, and he had a slight impression of this person. This person was a sixth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist that didn’t have good luck earlier and encountered another sixth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist that caused his loss.
In next to no time, this young man chose an opponent.
His opponent was an existence at the fifth level of the Void Initiation Stage.
When he revealed his strength at the sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage, his sixth level Concept, and grade five spirit weapon, his opponent admitted defeat directly, and he smoothly advanced.
“Me too!” With someone taking the lead, another few young geniuses that felt their luck weren’t good earlier had flashed out successively as well and started to issue challenges.
Some succeeded, while some didn’t, yet even if they failed, they weren’t the slightest bit dejected, and instead heaved a sigh of relief.
At least, they’d tried and had no regrets.
Along with the passage of time, practically all the fifth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists amongst the 30 young geniuses that had advanced to this stage were eliminated via challenges from others.
For a time, besides young geniuses at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above, only a group of sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage martial artists remained.
From the beginning until the end, the almost 10 young geniuses at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage and above which included Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, and Long Yun weren’t challenged by anyone.
But some other sixth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses were occasionally replaced.
Time silently passed by.
Unknowingly, a red glow started to emerge in the horizon, and dusk gradually descended.
Meanwhile, there were already no people taking the initiative to issue a challenge any longer.
“After 15 minutes, if no one comes up to issue a challenge any longer, then the Dynasty Martial Competition today will come to an end.” The white clothed young man stood in the sky above the arena and spoke slowly, and his voice clearly spread out toward the surroundings.
In next to no time, 15 minutes passed and no one issued a challenge any longer.
“The Dynasty Martial Competition today has come to an end… The 30 young geniuses that have advanced to the second phase will still gather here tomorrow. At that time, all of you will gather with the young experts of the various powers of the Darkhan Dynasty and carry out the battles of the second phase of the Dynasty Martial Competition.” After he finished speaking, the white clothed young man directly flew off.
The crowd of spectators in the Cage Battle Arena left successively as well.
“It was only a warm up today… Tomorrow will be the most interesting! At that time, these 30 young geniuses of the various Empires that were carefully selected will compete with the most outstanding young geniuses of our Darkhan Dynasty, and it’s truly something that’s worthy of anticipation!”
All the spectators at the third-class spectating area gradually dispersed, and similar excited voice rose and fell.
“I must come earlier and occupy a good spot tomorrow! Now that I speak of it, my luck was really good by placing my bets on those seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses. Even though the return wasn’t high, I still earned some silver.”
“You still want to occupy a good spot tomorrow? What a joke! I’ve already decided that once most people have left, I’ll occupy a spot and not leave… I’ll pass the night here tonight!”
“This idea isn’t bad, why didn’t I think of it earlier?”
In next to no time, many spectators in the third-class spectating area stopped moving, and their gazes stared at the extremely good seats as if they were starving wolves staring at their prey.
In the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, the 30 young geniuses stood silently in the air.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Right at this moment, waves of ear piercing howls of the wind sounded out.
Subsequently, numerous figures could be seen flying through the sky and standing in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
These people were the people from the various Empires that the 30 young geniuses belonged to.
Presently, the faces of all these people were filled with excitement.
As for those Empires that didn’t advance to the second phase, their representatives and young geniuses left with dejection.
“Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, Long Yun… Congratulations!” King Yong brought along the members of the Darkstone Empire to stand nearby Duan Ling Tian’s group of three as he lightly smiled and spoke.
Three people from the Darkstone Empire had advanced, and this was something only the Darkstone Empire had succeeded in doing.
This time, the Darkstone Empire could be said to be in the limelight!
It was even to the extent the person in charge of the Cage Battle Arena had even personally come to see King Yong and said that due to the Darkstone Empire’s performance this time, the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family would bestow generous rewards to the Darkstone Empire.
Duan Ling Tian and Su Li replied with a smile, and as for Long Yun, he had a calm expression that showed no emotion from the beginning until the end.
“Hmm?” But, at this moment, Duan Ling Tian had instead clearly noticed that when Long Yun occasionally glanced at him, it obviously contained deep battle intent.
Obviously, Long Yun still had the intention of trampling on Duan Ling Tian beneath his feet and washing away the shame he suffered in the past.
“Big Brother Duan!” Suddenly, a voice transmission entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that this was Feng Tian Wu’s voice.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian informed King Yong and Su Li before flying up to ascend the first-class spectating area under the complicated gazes of everyone from the Darkstone Empire, and he arrived by the side of the three members of the Feng Clan.
“Tian Wu.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Tian Wu and smiled. “How much are the winnings?”
He guessed that the reason Feng Tian Wu called him over was none other than because of the wager of low grade Origin Stones.
Feng Tian Wu laughed bitterly. “Your odds were very low… I placed all the low grade Origin Stones during the third and fourth round, yet only 300 low grade Origin Stones were won in the end.”
300 low grade Origin Stones?
Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “So little?”
Even though he’d guessed that his odds wouldn’t be so high, yet he never imagined that it would be low to such an extent.
Isn’t this a little too absurd, right?
He only wanted to earn some Origin Stones.
He wasn’t greedy, he only wanted to double his Origin Stones and obtain another 5,000 Origin Stones.
Just a small wish of his was so hard to realize?
“Brother Duan, you’re too anxious… The Dynasty Martial Competition today could utterly not be considered as the real Dynasty Martial Competition, and it’s only a competition between the young geniuses of your various Empires.” The nearby Elder Kong shook his head, and then he said, “The Dynasty Martial Competition tomorrow is the true main attraction! At that time, ask the Young Miss to place all the low grade Origin Stones on yourself, and you’ll surely earn quite a bit. Of course, the precondition would be that you’re confident in continuously obtaining victory.”
“Tomorrow…” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze abruptly lit up when he heard this.
Right, tomorrow is the true start of the Dynasty Martial Competition.
At that time, all the 30 young geniuses including him that had just advanced to the second phase would gather together with all the outstanding young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty to compete for the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
He could imagine that the Dynasty Martial Competition that began tomorrow would surely be even more bustling and interesting.
Today, amongst the 30 people that had become eminent from the young geniuses of the various Empires, there were less than 10 existences at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above, whereas, the young geniuses at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage and above in the Darkhan Dynasty were far more than this.
“Since it’s like this… Tian Wu, take care of those Origin Stones for me. Tomorrow, if I enter the arena, remember to place all the Origin Stones on me,” said Duan Ling Tian to Feng Tian Wu.
Now, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have already see a large pile of low grade Origin Stones waving at him and waiting for him to take them.
“Unfortunately, if it wasn’t for mid grade Origin Stones and high grade Origin Stones being too attention drawing, I’d surely bet all the Origin Stones in my possession on myself.” Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart and felt great regret that he was unable to be too conspicuous.
“Ling Tian, follow us back today as well… Presently, even though the Darkhan Dynasty seems to be peaceful, but undercurrents are actually flowing in secret, and it’s the safest if you’re by my side.” Feng Wu Dao looked at Duan Ling Tian and suggested.
His words were filled with confidence, as if so long as Duan Ling Tian was by his side, then no one would dare touch Duan Ling Tian in the territory of the Darkhan Dynasty.
“Okay.” Duan Ling Tian didn’t refuse Feng Wu Dao’s good intentions and directly agreed before saying, “Uncle Feng, I’ll go notify King Yong.”
Since he’d decided to continue staying at the Feng Clan Estate, then he had to notify King Yong.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian’s figure flashed to appear nearby King Yong and the group of young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that King Yong was surrounded in the center by a group of old men and was chatting cheerfully with them. As he spoke, he was in high spirits as if he’d encountered a happy thing.
Even though he couldn’t clearly hear what King Yong was discussing with the old men, Duan Ling Tian could guess some things.
It was none other that because three people from the Darkstone Empire had advanced today.
Duan Ling Tian was able to recognize that the old men surrounding King Yong were the representatives of the other Empires.
Because of him, Su Li, and Long Yun, the Darkstone Empire could be said to be standing right beneath the limelight this time, and it caused the members of the other Empires to hold the Darkstone Empire in high esteem.
“King Yong.” Duan Ling Tian spoke out suddenly, and although his voice wasn’t loud, it caused King Yong to return to his senses.
“Duan Ling Tian.” King Yong looked over to the source of the voice.
“King Yong, your Darkstone Empire is really more than meets the eye… Such a young little fellow already possesses a cultivation that seems to be at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage and above, he really isn’t simple!”
“Duan Ling Tian… This name is domineering enough! He too is just like his name.”
After the old men saw Duan Ling Tian, they weren’t stingy with words of praise in the slightest.
“Thank you, Seniors, for the praise, I’m embarrassed by this undeserved praise.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled to the old men.
“Not bad… Neither arrogant nor haughty, he’s a good young prospect.” The old men nodded repeatedly in praise once more.
“King Yong.” Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian didn’t continue to exchange pleasantries with the old men, and he looked at King Yong instead. “I won’t be going back will all of you today… I’ll return to the Feng Clan Estate with Uncle Feng and the others.”
“Alright.” King Yong nodded. “Then I’ll see you tomorrow.”
“See you tomorrow.” Duan Ling Tian replied to King Yong, and then he bid his farewell to Su Li before leaving with the three members of the Feng Clan.
“King Yong, this Duan Ling Tian of your Darkstone Empire even knows a great figure that has the qualification to ascend to the first-class spectating area of the Capital’s Cage Battle Arena?” An old man looked at Duan Ling Tian’s figure that disappeared into the distance and asked King Yong curiously.