Chapter 685: 20 People
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Hmm?” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that besides the group of young geniuses that had come from the various Dynasties like him were slightly surprised, the people from the powers of the Darkhan Dynasty, like Feng Tian Wu and Zhang Shou Yong, weren’t surprised and seemed as if they knew about this since long ago.
“Duan Ling Tian, are you confident in taking the first in the Dynasty Martial Competition?” Suddenly, a familiar voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears via voice transmission, and it was precisely from Su Li.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Su Li and shrugged before replying via voice transmission. “I don’t know.”
“I believe in you.” Su Li’s words were filled with confidence towards Duan Ling Tian.
Originally, Su Li, who’d broken through to the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage, thought he’d already surpassed Duan Ling Tian.
Only when Duan Ling Tian entered the arena and revealed a cultivation at the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage did he find out that he’d been left behind by Duan Ling Tian as usual.
This caused him to be unable to help from feeling bitter in his heart, and after feeling bitterness, he couldn’t refrain from being happy for Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian was his friend, and he hoped that Duan Ling Tian would be able to go higher and further in the path of the Martial Dao.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled when he heard Su Li’s practically blind confidence.
His gaze quickly swept past Zhang Shou Yong, Zi Shang, and the other ninth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses…
He knew that these people would be his final opponents.
If he wanted to acquire a better ranking in the Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition, then he would have to compete with these people for it.
Right now, he didn’t know their exact strength, and he only knew that they were ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists.
Another enormous bang sounded out, and it was the third ripple formed by the two old men colliding together, and it caused an even stronger pressure to sweep down.
Instantly, another few people were eliminated.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Numerous loud bangs continued resounding out without end, whereas, every single enormous bang would herald that the pressure that enveloped the group of young geniuses in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena had increased a step further, and it caused many young geniuses to be in a sorry state as they utilized their Origin Energy, Concept, and spirit weapons to resist this pressure.
Every single time, there would be many young geniuses that were eliminated.
Another enormous bang sounded out, and five young geniuses were eliminated.
Two of these people were familiar to Duan Ling Tian, and they were the two sixth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses from the Holdwin Empire.
“I hope all of you can hold on to the very end.” The two young geniuses of the Holdwin Empire could be said to be acquainted with Duan Ling Tian, Long Yun, and Su Li. Even though they weren’t so familiar with each other, they’d still wished them luck before leaving.
“Thank you.” Duan Ling Tian nodded as he thanked them.
After the two young geniuses of the Holdwin Empire returned, the Holdwin Empire’s representative, the old man surnamed Liu sighed before looking towards the nearby King Yong. “King Yong, based on the current situation. If nothing unexpected happens, then at least two of your Darkstone Empire’s members will be able to pass through this first round of the selections.” The old man’s tone was filled with envy.
“Yes.” King Yong nodded.
Unknowingly, his gaze had descended onto Long Yun.
He was able to discern that with Duan Ling Tian and Su Li’s strength, it wasn’t difficult for them to pass through the first round of the selections, whereas, it seemed to be slightly strenuous for Long Yun.
After all, Long Yun was only a seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist.
Originally, Long Yun could already be considered to be extremely outstanding for possessing a cultivation at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage at his age.
But everyone amongst the group of young geniuses present now were the top young experts of the Darkhan Dynasty, and Long Yun instead seemed slightly ordinary when amongst them.
At this moment, practically all the young geniuses in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena were existences at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above, and all these young geniuses were over 30 in number.
“Experts are really numerous like the clouds in the Darkhan Dynasty.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t hold back his shock when he saw this scene.
After all, including himself, Su Li, and Long Yun, there were less than 10 people at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage and above in the various Empires.
In other words, over 20 people amongst the 30 plus young geniuses at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above were from the powers of the Darkhan Dynasty.
The Origin Energy ripples emitted from the two old men were still colliding with each other’s.
Every single collision would cause an extremely strong pressure to sweep out along with the collision, and layer after layer of pressure pressed down onto the 30 plus young geniuses at the scene as it intended to eliminate another 10 plus people.
However, this time, no one was eliminated.
The eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists were still fine, but those seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artists had practically used every ounce of strength in their bodies at this moment, as only then were they able to prevent themselves from being pressed down from the sky.
Amongst the seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artists, only Feng Tian Wu and Long Yun seemed to be at ease.
“The spirit saber in Long Yun’s hand is a grade three Spirit Saber!” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
He was able to discern that the reason Long Yun could be so at ease like Tian Wu was because he possessed a grade three spirit weapon to rely on like Tian Wu.
Presently, the grade three spirit whip Duan Ling Tian had refined for her had appeared in Tian Wu’s hand as she did her best to resist the pressure that descended from the sky.
Because there were many people present in the sky, so the ancient horned dragon silhouettes had practically squeezed together and its owner couldn’t be distinguished, so not many people noticed that something was out of the ordinary with the spirit weapons in Long Yun and Feng Tian Wu’s hand.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Another three enormous bangs sounded out, and it successively resounded out after a short period of time.
At the same time, only 20 people remained amongst the young geniuses in the sky of the Cage Battle Arena…
The final outcome had appeared.
“Hu!” As soon as the results were out, Feng Tian Wu put away the grade three spirit whip in her hand and heaved a sigh of relief, and then her gaze unintentionally descended onto the nearby Duan Ling Tian.
Her pair of beautiful eyes contained tenderness that was soft as water.
Compared to Long Yun, Feng Tian Wu could be considered to be in a comparatively better state.
After all, the Fire Concept she’d comprehended was stronger than Long Yun’s Saber Concept.
Long Yun’s countenance seemed slightly pale, and his body was slightly trembling.
Of course, Long Yun wasn’t the one in the sorriest state.
The people in the sorriest state were the other seven young geniuses at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage, as it was because of their foundation being slightly better than the other young geniuses that they were able to successfully advance.
These seven young geniuses were drenched in sweat at this moment, and they breathed heavily without end, as if they’d fought 3,000 rounds with another.
“You 20 have advanced… Rest for half an hour. After half an hour, the second round of the selections will continue! The second round of the selections will directly compete for the positions to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.” One of the two old men slowly spoke out.
For a time, the group of young geniuses in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena left successively.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ll surely trample on you beneath my feet and wantonly trample on your pride…” Before leaving, Zi Shang glanced viciously at Duan Ling Tian and swore in his heart.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian frowned as he noticed a gaze that was like a venomous snake was staring at him with ill intentions. When he turned around to look, Duan Ling Tian noticed the figure that was heading towards the first-class spectating area that belonged to the Imperial Family.
“Zi Shang!” With just a glance, Duan Ling Tian recognized this voice, and it was precisely the figure of the former Zither Young Master of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
“Zi Shang is much more mature than before… If it was him from before, he would have surely been just like Bai He from before and talk a load of nonsense before me! Now, he didn’t say a single word and had instead concealed his hatred within his heart.”
“It can be said that during these past few years, he had already changed from a wild beast that was on a rampage into a venomous snake that is laying in ambush in the shadows.” When he finished thinking, Duan Ling Tian felt slight fear in his heart.
If Zi Shang were to roar at him like a madman and speak of killing him, Duan Ling Tian wouldn’t think much of it.
But Zi Shan was so calm now, and it caused him to perceive traces of danger.
For an unknown reason, he had a strong feeling subconsciously that Zi Shan was much more terrifying that the Second Prince Bai He.
“Let’s go back.” Su Li called out to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, and then he looked at Feng Tian Wu and laughed via voice transmission. “Tian Wu, don’t forget to place bets for me when I enter the arena.”
“Don’t worry, Big Brother Duan.” Feng Tian Wu replied with beautiful dimples on her face.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian and Su Li moved side by side to head towards the second-class spectating area that the group of people from the Darkstone Empire were seated at.
Along the way, Duan Ling Tian was able to notice two fierce gazes that were staring fixedly at him.
With a slight turn of his head, Duan Ling Tian noticed the owners of these two gazes.
Bai He, Ye Xiao.
“Ye Xiao probably wants to stand up for his younger brother.” Duan Ling Tian wasn’t surprised that Bai He wanted to go against him, and his gaze descended onto Ye Xiao as he guessed in his heart.
“Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, Long Yun… Congratulations.” After Duan Ling Tian’s group of three returned, King Yong and all the young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire congratulated Duan Ling Tian’s group of three.
“Congratulations.” The Holdwin Empire representative that sat at the side congratulated Duan Ling Tian’s group of three with the group of young geniuses from Holdwin Empire.
“Thank you.” Duan Ling Tian and Su Li lightly smiled as they replied.
Only Long Yun held a gloomy expression as he returned to his seat with eyes that flickered with bright lights, and what he was thinking was a mystery.
“Brother Ling Tian, even though I knew your strength wasn’t weak, yet never had I imagined that you’re actually a ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist.” Xiang Ying who sat by King Yong’s side looked at Duan Ling Tian and sighed.
Xiang Ying’s words aroused the same feelings in the group of young geniuses from the Darkstone Empire. “Yeah, Duan Ling Tian… I truly never imagined that you’re the strongest amongst us.”
“Looks like you were concealing your strength a year ago, right?”
“Exactly! Didn’t you conceal it a little bit too much?
“If you made a move a year ago, Mo Xuan would probably not be able to withstand a single move.”
After the group of young geniuses from the Darkstone Empire witnessed Duan Ling Tian’s strength, they naturally thought that Duan Ling Tian had held back a year ago, and it was precisely because of this that Mo Xuan was able to obtain the honor of number one expert in the Darkstone Empire.
“Concealed my strength?” The words of everyone caused the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth to twitch.
One year ago, he’s used a grade four spirit sword to exchange for the spirit fruit used by Void Prying Stage martial artists from Mo Xuan.
If he was capable of defeating Mo Xuan at that time, would there be any need to do this?