Chapter 683: Obvious Difference Between The Weak and The Strong
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“The first round of the selection in the Dynasty Martial Competition today will be carried out by the two of us. We’ll exert our strength at the same time to gradually increase the force of our strength and suppress all of you… So long as you’re suppressed to the point of falling down, then you’re considered to have been eliminated!
“The last 20 people remaining will pass through the first round of the selection and obtain the qualifications to participate in the second round of the selection.” The old man spoke slowly.
Instantly, the young geniuses present understood the content of the first round of selection, and all of them revealed fearful expressions.
The two old men will be utilizing their strength to suppress us?
They could imagine that these two old men were surely existences at the Void Interpretation Stage or above.
“Begin.” Right at this moment, the other old man stepped up into the sky and stood by the side of the first old man in the blink of an eye.
Duan Ling Tian’s expression became serious when he saw this scene, whereas, the other people had serious expressions as well.
Instantly, Origin Energy skyrocketed on the bodies of the two old men, and it seemed to have transformed into two balls of raging flames.
The two balls of flames coiled around the old men, causing them to seem as if they’d transformed into two titans that ceaselessly emitted white colored flames.
At the same time, the energy of heaven and earth roiled in the sky above the two old men, and it started to condense into numerous ancient horned dragon silhouettes.
In the end, 20 ancient horned dragons appeared above each of the two old men.
“Two first level Void Interpretation Stage martial artists!” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised as he discerned their cultivation from the phenomenon that appeared when the two old men exerted their strengths.
Suddenly, the two old men shouted out.
Immediately, the flames condensed into form by their Origin Energy covered the heavens and the earth as it swept out from all directions to smash together in collision.
Instantly, two extremely formidable Origin Energy abruptly exploded together.
For a time, waves of air swept out in all directions in the sky as the sounds of air exploding rose and fell continuously.
After the howling Origin Energy exploded out, they seemed to have transformed into an enormous net that enveloped the group of young geniuses.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
The terrifying Origin Energy swept down in descent, and it pressed down, causing the faces of most of the young geniuses to flush red.
Instantly, most of the young geniuses started mobilizing their Origin Energy and Concept to withstand this extremely formidable pressure, and some people had even withdrawn their spirit weapons.
Of course, there were also some people that were composed, like Duan Ling Tian, Zhang Shou Yong, Ye Xiao, Bai He, Bai Hao… And Zi Shang.
“Zi Shang.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Zi Shang and couldn’t help but frown.
Truthfully speaking, he was already surprised when he saw Zi Shang here today.
Now, when he saw Zi Shang was able to be composed under such pressure, he couldn’t help but look slightly highly at Zi Shang.
“At this moment, even eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists have to use their Origin Energy to withstand the pressure that’s coming from these two old fellows. Zi Shang is still able to maintain such composure until now, thus there’s only one possibility…” Duan Ling Tian glanced at Su Li, and at this moment, even Su Li had to utilize his Origin Energy to withstand the pressure. In comparison, Zi Shang seemed much more unfathomable. “It’s very likely that this Zi Shang has already broken through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage!”
Ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage!
Needless to say, Zi Shang’s strength caused shock in Duan Ling Tian.
“Su Li and Long Yun’s fortuitous encounters can already be considered to be not bad… But even then, it’s still far inferior to Zi Shang now! Looks like not only does this Zi Shang possess a master in the Darkhan Dynasty, it’s possible that he has obtained other shocking fortuitous encounters.” Duan Ling Tian guessed in his heart.
“It’s even to the extent that his fortuitous encounters are extremely likely to be not inferior to my fortuitous encounter in the Sword Monarch’s Treasure!” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t refrain from gasping.
Never had it occurred to him that Zi Shang actually possessed such great fortune.
Now, when Duan Ling Tian was surprised from seeing Zi Shang being composed, Zi Shang was similarly surprised. “Looks like this Duan Ling Tian has already broken through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage… Exactly what fortuitous encounters did he obtain?” After his surprise, Zi Shang’s expression became unsightly to the extreme.
He originally thought that he could completely crush Duan Ling Tian this time, yet now when he saw Duan Ling Tian reveal such a shocking cultivation, he couldn’t help but be slightly unconfident in his heart.
But in next to no time, the gloominess on Zi Shang’s expression vanished. “Perhaps his cultivation is strong because his luck is good, and he obtained many precious spirit fruits… His comprehension of Concept is surely unable to keep up with his cultivation.” When he thought up to here, Zi Shang’s mood was much better.
Right when Duan Ling Tian and Zi Shang were in confrontation with each other and were shocked by each other’s cultivation.
Zhang Shou Yong, Ye Xiao, Bai He, and Bai Hao had shocked expressions as well.
Never had they imagined that there were actually so many people with comparable cultivations to them in the Darkhan Dynasty.
“Zi Shang… is actually a ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist as well?” Bai He looked at Zi Shang as his brows knit, and he seemed to be slightly unhappy.
After all, in his eyes, he’d never taken Zi Shang seriously.
Especially because when Zi Shang had just arrived at the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family, he’d once privately requested for a spar, and when Zi Shang was about to be crushed by him, Zi Shang could only admit defeat humbly and respectfully.
Never had he imagined that Zi Shang who he’d taken to be an ant in the past would actually have a cultivation at the same level as himself.
“Zi Shang has surely obtained fortuitous encounters!” Bai He’s eyes flickered with a cold and grim light, and he was able to guess some things.
“Brother Ling Tian… is actually at the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage as well?” Zhang Shou Yong’s eyes were filled with shock when his gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
It could be said that he’d see Duan Ling Tian grow in strength.
From the time they first met to participating in the Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition together at this moment… All along this way, Duan Ling Tian who had a strength that was far inferior to him had actually caught up to his cultivation.
“I’m afraid it won’t be long before Brother Ling Tian will completely surpass me.” Zhang Shou Yong sighed in his heart.
This was something he didn’t doubt in the slightest.
“These two people…” In next to no time, Zhang Shou Yong looked at Bai Hao and Zi Shang. “I’ve never seen them in the past… Looks like people of unusual ability are indeed hidden within the Darkhan Dynasty! Besides Bai He, Ye Xiao, and Brother Ling Tian, there’re actually another two people that are able to compare with me in terms of cultivation.”
At this moment, Zhang Shou Yong felt slight shapeless pressure, but in next to no time, he revealed a smile on his face.
“It seemed to have become more and more interesting…” Zhang Shou Yong muttered to himself.
When he saw so many young geniuses with comparable cultivations to him had appeared in the Dynasty Martial Competition, he felt the blood in his body was already starting to boil, and his entire body was filled with battle intent.
“Bai He, he is?” Ye Xiao’s gaze descended onto Bai Hao, and he asked the nearby Bai He with a curious expression.
“He’s my Imperial Uncle’s son, Bai Hao. Ye Xiao, you have to watch out if you go against him… Brother Hao’s strength isn’t inferior to me,” said Bai He to Ye Xiao.
“Oh?” Ye Xiao was slightly surprised when he heard this.
As the Darkhan Dynasty’s Second Prince, Bai He had always had an arrogant character, and Ye Xiao knew this.
But to Ye Xiao’s surprise, an arrogant person like Bai He actually admitted that his cousin brother had a strength comparable to his own.
At this moment, he had no choice but to look more highly upon Bai Hao.
“He’s the Second Prince?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised when he heard the conversation between Ye Xiao and Bai He, and he looked at Bai He.
Never had he imagined that this black clothed young man was the second son of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor, the Second Prince Bai He, the expert that was equally famous with Zhang Shou Yong and Ye Xiao in the Darkhan Dynasty.
“Hmph!” Duan Ling Tian had just glanced at Bai He when he was noticed by Bai He, and Bai He glanced coldly and indifferently at Duan Ling Tian as he grunted. “Duan Ling Tian, I hope you don’t encounter me too early on… Otherwise, even if I can’t kill you, I’ll surely teach you a good lesson! So that I can let you know that a little kid like you doesn’t have the qualifications to be arrogant before my Imperial Father in the Darkhan Dynasty.”
Duan Ling Tian was indifferent when he heard Bai He’s words, and he shrugged. “Second Prince? Since it’s like this, then I’ll be waiting. I only hope that you don’t disappoint me.” As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian’s words were filled with deliberate provocation.
“You… You’re courting death!!” When had Bai He ever been provoked like this? His expression instantly darkened, his eyes flickered with cold lights, and he seemed to have transformed into a venomous snake that was prepared to bite Duan Ling Tian at any moment.
Duan Ling Tian paid no further attention to Bai He and started observing the surroundings.
Presently, besides the few existences at the ninth level Void Initiation Stage maintaining their composure, Su Li, Long Yun, Feng Tian Wu, and another 10 plus people seemed to be comparatively at ease.
The remaining people had swiftly utilized their Origin Energy and Concept to resist the formidable pressure that came from the two old men.
The situation in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena clearly entered into the eyes of all the spectators present.
“Two Void Interpretation Stage experts are utilizing their strength to suppress them… The two of them haven’t even utilized their concept, yet have already caused most of the young geniuses to be in confusion.
“Of course! Do you think the might of the Void Interpretation Stage is a joke?”
“Looks some young geniuses are unable to continue persisting.”
Along with spectators in the third-class spectating area discussing animatedly.
Over ten people successively had their faces flush red in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, and their bodies fell uncontrollably.
Meanwhile, even though they’d left the area the pressure enveloped, and their countenance had recovered slightly, yet their eyes were filled with helplessness and embarrassment.
They knew clearly in their hearts that they were already eliminated.
“Duan Ling Tian is actually so strong?” King Yong looked at Duan Ling Tian from afar with an astounded expression.
“Little Freak!” Xiang Ying who sat by King Yong’s side was speechless for a long time before spitting out these two words.
In the Imperial Family’s first-class spectating area.
“Even though this Duan Ling Tian is arrogant, his strength isn’t bad… His cultivation seems to be able to compare with Bai He and Bai Hao.” The Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor’s brows frowned slightly as he spoke with a deep voice.
When he saw a little kid like Duan Ling Tian possessed such a deep cultivation, he felt a wave of displeasure in his heart.
The nearby black clothed old man had a slightly serious expression.
Not only was he surprised by Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation, he was surprised by the cultivation of his personal disciple Zi Shang at the same time… When did Zi Shang break through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage?
“Imperial Uncle, Zi Shang…” The Emperor had finally noticed Zi Shang who was composed like Duan Ling Tian, Bai Hao, and Bai He.