Chapter 682: Horrifying Selection Process
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Now, under the gazes of everyone present, Xiang Ying had agreed to Duan Ling Tian’s invitation and descended by Duan Ling Tian’s side.
“King Yong, this is the Darkhan Dynasty’s Weapons Craftsmen Main Guild’s Vice Guild Master Xiang.” Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian introduced Xiang Ying to King Yong, and introduced King Yong to Xiang Yin at the same time.
“The Vice Guild Master of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Weapons Craftsmen Main Guild?” Earlier, King Yong had realized this person wasn’t simple when he saw Xiang Ying stand up for Duan Ling Tian.
After all, it wasn’t everyone that dared make a move against a member of the Imperial Family before the Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor, moreover, that old man had attacked Duan Ling Tian under the tacit approval of the Emperor.
Now, after he found out about Xiang Ying’s identity, King Yong couldn’t help but be shocked, and he hurriedly invited Xiang Ying to sit by his side. “Vice Guild Master Xiang, please sit down.”
At the same time, he started to flash through his memories related to the Darkhan Dynasty.
In next to no time, he recalled it.
He seemed to have once heard someone say that the Darkhan Dynasty’s Weapons Craftsmen Guild possessed three grade four Weapons Craftsmen. One of them was the Guild Master, and the other two were Vice Guild Masters, whereas, one of those two Vice Guild Masters seemed to be surnamed Xiang.
“Grade four Weapons Craftsman?” For a time, King Yong’s feeling surged once more.
After all, even if it was the entire Darkstone Empire, there was only a single grade four spirit weapon, and it was in his possession.
A grade four spirit weapon could be considered to be a rare treasure to him and the Darkstone Empire.
Yet now, a grade four Weapons Craftsman that could easily refine a grade four spirit weapon had appeared before him just like this, and it caused him to be unable to refrain from being shocked, and his feelings surged extremely.
As for Duan Ling Tian, when he saw Xiang Ying and King Yong sitting down successively, he returned and sat down indifferently by Su Li’s side.
“Duan Ling Tian.” Su Li who broke out in cold sweat for Duan Ling Tian earlier raised his thumb at Duan Ling Tian, and he revealed admiration between his brows.
Never had he imagined that Duan Ling Tian had just made a trip to the Darkhan Dynasty, yet Duan Ling Tian had actually conquered the daughter of the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao, and had even become Feng Wu Dao’s son-in-law.
Yesterday, he’d noticed that the daughter of the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master looked at Duan Ling Tian with a slightly different gaze, but he didn’t think too much of it at the time.
Now when he thought about it, it was because she favored Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian naturally noticed the dubious gaze in Su Li’s eyes, and he knew what Su Li was thinking, causing him to be unable to refrain from angrily rolling his eyes at Su Li.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’re just leaving the Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty aside like that? Isn’t that improper?” Meanwhile, Su Li glanced into the distance.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have completely forgotten the Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor that still stood there in the air.
“If he likes to stand there like an idiot, then let him.” Duan Ling Tian shrugged and had an indifferent expression as he spoke.
The corners of Su Li’s mouth twitched when he heard this.
That was the supreme Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty, and he wasn’t some tom, dick, or harry!
At this moment, the Emperor was slightly embarrassed, yet even though there was quite an amount of rage in the depths of his eyes, he didn’t flare up.
Subsequently, under the escort of the two old men and the two young men, the Emperor ascended to the first-class spectating area that belonged to the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family before looking at the black clothed old man and speaking respectfully. “Imperial Uncle.”
“Mmm.” The black clothed old man nodded. “Sit down.”
After the Emperor sat down, Zi Shang and Zi Yan who sat at the other side of the black clothed old man stood up and bowed to the Emperor. “Your Majesty.”
“Zi Shang, I’ve told you since long ago… You’re the personal disciple of my Imperial Uncle, so you’re of similar seniority as me, call me Big Brother or Senior Brother in the future.” The Emperor shook his head.
“Zi Shang doesn’t deserve such an honor.” Zi Shang spoke with slight fear in his voice.
“Little Sister Zi Yan.” Meanwhile, the black clothed young man that arrived behind the Emperor revealed burning desire and happiness when he saw Zi Yan.
“Second Prince.” Zi Yan nodded to the black clothed young man, yet seemed to be unwilling to pay any more attention to him, and she completely disregarded the burning gaze of the Second Prince that seemed as if he wanted to swallow her.
“Prince Hao.” Meanwhile, Zi Shang and Zi Yan looked at the white clothed young man that was beside the black clothed young man and greeted him.
The white clothed young man was the son of one of the Emperor’s older brothers, and his name was Bai Hao. He was a young genius that had a natural talent that wasn’t inferior to the Second Prince, Bai He.
In the past, Bai Hao very rarely stayed at the Darkhan Dynasty, and he was mostly gaining experience and tempering outside the Dynasty and wandering about in the various Dynasties, causing his experience to be abundant.
It was precisely because of this that few people in the Darkhan Dynasty knew his existence, and he’d only returned when the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties was about to begin.
Bai Hao nodded to Zi Shang and Zi Yan, and then he sat on a seat at the side, seeming to be a person that preferred his own companionship.
As for the Second Prince, Bai He, he walked out with large strides to sit by Zi Yan’s side.
“Little Sister Zi Yan, it’s alright that I sit here, right?” After he sat down, Bai He smiled as he asked, and he had the manner of performing the deed before asking for permission.
Zi Yan frowned imperceptibly as a wisp of detest flashed in the depths of her eyes, yet when she thought about his identity, she didn’t flare up in the end.
Zi Shang noticed his younger sister’s feeling, and he was deeply afraid that she would flare up, so he spoke to Bai He before she could. “Second Prince is joking, there’s naturally no problem.”
“Mmm.” Bai He nodded indifferently.
Even though he was warm to Zi Yan, he was indifferent when facing Zi Shang, and it was even to the extent that slight disdain was contained in the depths of his gaze.
He looked down on Zi Shang from the bottom of his heart.
In his eyes, Zi Shang was only a lowly person that came from a tiny Imperial Kingdom, and it was only Zi Shang’s good luck that allowed Zi Shang to be taken as a personal disciple by his Imperial Grand Uncle.
Otherwise, Zi Shang wouldn’t even be worthy to carry his shoes!
Zi Shang naturally noticed the disdain and contempt in the depths of Bai He’s gaze, and he knew what Bai He was thinking.
Zi Shang took a deep breath as strands of cold lights leaped about in the depths of his eyes.
“Bai He… I’ll make you and Duan Ling Tian my stepping stones today!” Zi Shang cursed in his heart, and then he sat down slowly.
At the same time, the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena recovered its calm, and no one arrived anymore for some time.
“Begin.” Right at this moment, the Emperor spoke out and announced that the second phase of the Dynasty Martial Competition would begin.
This second phase of the martial competition was the true Dynasty Martial Competition.
Amongst the great figures of the Darkhan Dynasty, only Feng Wu Dao had attended the Dynasty Martial Competition between the young geniuses of the various Empires yesterday because of Duan Ling Tian, and it could only be considered to be a tiny warm up.
Now, the brilliant performance would official begin.
Along with the Emperor speaking out, the Cage Battle Arena went silent.
“Yes.” Meanwhile, the old man that attacked Duan Ling Tian earlier and the other old man replied successively before flashing up into the sky and arriving in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
The two old men stood at two sides in the sky, and they seemed to have transformed into two statues in midair.
“The 30 young geniuses of the various Empires that advanced yesterday, please enter the arena.” One of the old men spoke slowly, and even though his voice wasn’t loud, it transmitted clearly into the ears of every single person present.
“It’s time to go.” Duan Ling Tian smiled to Su Li.
Su Li nodded.
Subsequently, the two of them left their seats to flash out.
Long Yun followed closely behind the two of them.
At this moment, Long Yun had a complicated gaze as he looked at Duan Ling Tian’s back, as what he found out earlier caused him to be unable to avoid from feeling slightly shocked.
“Hmph! So what if your father-in-law is the Eldest Master of the Feng Clan, Feng Wu Dao? Feng Wu Dao is a top expert in the Darkhan Dynasty, yet he isn’t worth mentioning in the Foreign Lands, and he’s inferior to my master.” When he thought up to here, Long Yun slightly consoled himself in his heart.
In next to no time, the 30 young geniuses of the various empires, including Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, and Long Yun, had gathered together and stood in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
“Now, the young geniuses that were recommended by the various powers of our Darkhan Dynasty, please gather together with the young geniuses of the various Empires… The first round of eliminations in the Dynasty Martial Competition today is about to begin!” Another elder spoke with a sonorous voice.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Instantly, besides many young geniuses flashing out from the second-class spectating area, even the first-class spectating area had many young geniuses flash out from them.
Amongst the young geniuses that flashed out from the first-class spectating area, Duan Ling Tian only recognized Feng Tian Wu, Feng Yun Xiang, Zhang Shou Yong, Zhang Shou Yuan, Zi Shang, Ye Xiao, and the white clothed young man from the Imperial Family.
“So many people?” When all the young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty entered into the arena, the formidable array in the scene caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to refrain from being shocked.
Including the him, there were only 30 young geniuses from the various Empires, whereas, the all the young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty were almost 100 people, and they appeared in vast groups in the sky of the Cage Battle Arena.
“Why have all of us been asked over?”
“I don’t know.”
“We’ll know soon.”
For a time, the sky above the Cage Battle Arena was filled with clamorous noise.
“Everyone, the first round of the selections will begin right away after I explain it to all of you…” Meanwhile, one of the old men abruptly stepped up into the sky, and he stood in the sky above all of the young geniuses as he spoke in a clear voice that spread out and suppressed all the sounds in the surroundings.
Instantly, the sky above the Cage Battle Arena gradually returned to quietness.
The gazes of all the young geniuses including Duan Ling Tian descended onto the old man that spoke as they wanted to know what he wanted to say next.
“Today, the first round of the selection will be to eliminate people from amongst all of you until 20 remain… So all of you have to be mentally prepared.” The old man spoke slowly.
“Until 20 remain?” The old man’s words caused most of the young geniuses present to go grim in expression, and they were slightly fearful.
“Only the first round of the selections will eliminate us until 20 people remain?”
“Isn’t this too horrifying? I was still thinking of showing my capabilities and passing through a few more rounds.”
“I know my own limitations. I have no hope to obtain the positions to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, but if I’m unable to fight a few battles, then how would I be worthy of the only recommendation position that the sect possesses?”
Many young geniuses couldn’t help but shake their heads and were rather annoyed.
“What selection is so horrifying to actually want to eliminate more than 100 of us?” Unlike the annoyance of most of the young geniuses, Duan Ling Tian was instead filled with curiosity, and his gaze converged onto the old man.