Chapter 696: Ranking Battle
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
No matter what, the Darkstone Empire had completely and utterly became famous this time!
Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, and Long Yun.
Any one of the three people were outstanding talents in the current young generation of the Darkhan Dynasty, yet these three people had appeared in a tiny Empire under the Darkhan Dynasty at the same time.
So long as one was a normal person, one would be shocked by this.
There were even people that felt the Darkstone Empire might be favored by the gods.
Besides Duan Ling Tian, the group of Darkstone Empire young geniuses that sat at the spectating area had flushed faces and were exceedingly excited.
At this moment, they felt proud for being a member of the Darkstone Empire.
Never had they imagined that on the vast stage that was the Darkhan Dynasty, their hometown, the Darkstone Empire, would actually be able to obtain such an honor.
This was something they didn’t dare imagine in the past.
For a time, they couldn’t refrain from looking at Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, and Long Yun, and their eyes were filled with admiration.
It was precisely because of these three people that the Darkstone Empire was be able to obtain this honor.
“King Yong, the name of your Darkstone Empire is going to shake the entire Darkhan Dynasty… At that time, the Darkstone Empire will become the strongest Empire under the Darkhan Dynasty!” Xiang Ying smiled as he spoke to King Yong.
“Vice Guild Master Xiang, you’re too kind.” King Yong replied modestly.
But the depths of King Yong’s gaze was filled with excitement.
As the Darkstone Empire’s King Yong, even though he wasn’t the Emperor, his status was much more respected than the Emperor.
To a certain extent, he could be considered to be the protector of the Darkstone Empire.
“Another grade three spirit weapon! How can this person from the Darkstone Empire possibly possess a grade three spirit weapon?” On the spectating area that belonged to the Imperial Family, the Emperor frowned, and his eyes were filled with bewilderment.
After all, even he himself didn’t possess a grade three spirit weapon.
Even though their Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family possessed a grade three spirit weapon, but that grade three spirit weapon was in the hands of his Great Imperial Uncle.
“Is a member of a tiny Empire, a mere seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, worthy of possessing a grade three spirit weapon?” The Second Prince, Bai He, revealed greed within his eyes.
If it wasn’t for so many people watching now, he would perhaps charge up impatiently and seize the grade three spirit saber in Long Yun’s possession and make it his own.
“Saber Young Master… Grade three spirit saber? Looks like he obtained some fortuitous encounters as well.” Zi Shang’s eyes revealed slight surprise as he muttered. “Right, if he didn’t obtain any fortuitous encounter, it would be impossible for him to appear here today, let alone compete with the various young experts of the Darkhan Dynasty.”
This was something that Zi Shang was extremely sure of.
As a former member of the five great young masters, Zi Shang was extremely clear of the ability of Long Yun, who was also one of the five great young masters.
“Zi Shang, you know him?” Zi Shang’s muttering had completely entered into the ears of the black clothed old man that sat at the side.
“Yes, Master.” Zi Shang nodded respectfully before slowly speaking of Long Yun’s background.
The black clothed old man came to a sudden understanding when he heard this, and then his eyes flickered with a bright light. “In this way, the grade three spirit saber in his possession was either found from some ruins, and it was given to him by another, and the latter’s possibility is greater.”
“Exactly.” Zi Shang deeply agreed with his Master’s guess.
If the grade three spirit saber was obtained by Long Yun from some ruins somewhere, it would only mean that his luck was good, yet it was impossible to allow Long Yun to possess his formidable cultivation and ability.
After confirming this, even though the old man coveted the grade three spirit saber in Long Yun’s possession, yet he didn’t dare arouse the intention of seizing it from Long Yun.
What a joke!
It was extremely likely that an expert that was capable of casually giving away grade three spirit weapons was behind Long Yun.
That expert’s strength was unquestionable.
Taking the risk of offending an expert like that to forcefully seize a grade three spirit saber?
He didn’t feel he had the courage.
At this moment, just like the earlier Feng Tian Wu, the grade three spirit saber in Long Yun’s hands had become the center of attention as expected.
The burning gazes that shot out from the surroundings only moved away after Long Yun put away the spirit saber.
As he enjoyed the numerous gazes that were filled with reverence from the surroundings, Long Yun flew back to the spectating area the members of the Darkstone Empire were seated at and stood in the sky by Su Li’s side.
Subsequently, the second round of the selections continued.
At this moment, because another two eighth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses had died, only Feng Tian Wu and Su Li remained as the two eighth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses.
The remaining nine people including Long Yun were seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artists.
But now, no one dared underestimate Long Yun because he was a seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist.
At least, after the other eight seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses entered the arena successively, besides them not daring to challenge Feng Tian Wu and Su Li, they similarly didn’t dare challenge Long Yun.
Even though Long Yun was only a seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, his combat strength was even capable of killing an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, and it caused the remaining eight seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses to be both reverent and afraid.
“Besides the six ninth level Void Initiation Stage young experts each occupying a position to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties… Amongst the four remaining positions, three of them belong to Feng Tian Wu, Su Li, and Long Yu. Does anyone have any objections?” After the group of seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artists successively challenged their opponents, the old man that presided over the martial competition today spoke out in question.
Of course, he was asking the other eight seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses besides Long Yun.
“I have no objections.”
“I have no objections.”
Instantly, the eight young geniuses expressed that they had no objections.
They knew their own limitations.
Perhaps the eight of them could compete with each other, but if Feng Tian Wu, Su Li, and Long Yun were to be pulled in, then they would absolutely be looked for a beating. So it was better to admit their inferiority, and they would even be able to save a great amount of time.
Otherwise, if Feng Tian Wu and the others were to challenge them, they would similarly have to admit defeat.
Obviously, the old man that presided over the martial competition had the same thoughts.
“In this way, the last position will be decided upon from the eight of you.” The old man continued. “All of you have good luck… If it wasn’t for four eighth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses dying today, all of you might not have this opportunity.”
The eight of them deeply agreed with the old man’s words.
Indeed, if it wasn’t for those four eighth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses being killed, it would be utterly impossible for them to have a share in the positions to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
Sometimes, luck was really extremely important.
“Besides that.” Subsequently, the old man added. “The person that’s the final victor amongst the eight of you will not only be able to obtain the position to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, the person will also be considered to have obtained the last rank in the ranking battle of today’s Dynasty Martial Competition and obtain the rewards of our Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family.”
Rewards from the Imperial Family?
For a time, the breathing of the eight seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses sped up.
Subsequently, the eight young geniuses started to compete with each other for superiority.
Time silently passed by.
In the end, the outcome was a blue clothed young man that had comprehended seventh level Spear Concept had successfully obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
This blue clothed young man wasn’t from any power of the Darkhan Dynasty, but had come from an Empire, and his name was Feng Jun.
“If you have no intention of competing for a higher ranking in the ranking battles, then you can give up now… You’ll obtain the rewards of our Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family, 100 low grade Origin Stones.” One of the two old men spoke to Zheng Jun.
100 low grade Origin Stones?
Zheng Jun’s breathing became rapid when he heard this.
As a young genius from an Empire that was under the Darkhan Dynasty, Origin Stones were an existence of legend that were far beyond his reach.
Yet now, he was able to obtain Origin Stones?
“100 low grade Origin Stones!” Instantly, the eyes of many people in the Cage Battle Arena went red with greed.
Especially the young geniuses from the various Empires and those seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses that were just eliminated, all of them had eyes that were red with greed.
Just a little bit more…
Just that little bit more and it would be one of us that was able to advance.
Perhaps the few top powers that stood at the peak of the Darkhan Dynasty wouldn’t care about 100 low grade spirit stones, but to the members of the various Empires, it was a treasure that possessed an extraordinary value and couldn’t be measured with gold and silver.
“I give up on competing in the ranking battle.” Zheng Jun didn’t hesitate in the slightest as he spoke directly to the old man.
He knew his own limitations.
No matter if he gave up now or not, he was bound to be ranked at the last position today.
Not to mention those six ninth level Void Initiation Stage young experts, he was even far from being a match of the other three people.
“Okay.” The old man nodded, and with a raise of his hand, a Spatial Ring shot out and flashed straight at Zheng Jun. “This is your reward.”
“Thank you, Senior.” After he received the Spatial Ring, Zheng Jun thanked the old man before returning to the second-class spectating area that the group of people from the Empire he belonged to were seated.
For a time, that spectating area was bustling with noise and excitement.
Perhaps the results of the young genius of their Empire was inferior to the Darkstone Empire today, yet they’d become eminent amongst the 36 Empires present, and it was sufficient to be proud of.
“Do the three of you want to challenge the six ninth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses? If you’re not challenging them, then the three of you will directly undergo the ranking battle to decide on the seventh, eighth, and ninth positions that will respectively provide different rewards from our Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family.” In the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, the old man’s left Feng Tian Wu and descended onto Su Li and Long Yun who stood together.
“I don’t.” Feng Tian Wu was the first to shake her head.
“I don’t as well.” Su Li shook his head.
“Me too,” said Long Yun.
“Very good.” The old man nodded and said, “Then now, the seventh until the ninth position shall be decided from the three of you… Young Miss Tian Wu, we’ll start from you.” As he finished speaking, the old man looked at Feng Tian Wu, “May I know who you want to challenge?”
Feng Tian Wu flew out like a ball of flames and arrived in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena in a short moment.
Her gaze descended onto Long Yun at the first possible moment. “I challenge him! The Darkstone Empire’s Long Yun.”
Instantly, the two old men looked at Long Yun in unison, whereas, the gazes of most of the people present had successively descended onto Long Yun, and it caused Long Yun to once again become the center of attention.