Chapter 699: The Struggle For The Top 6
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“It’s normal that Young Miss Tian Wu doesn’t have any reaction from obtaining 1,000 low grade Origin Stone. After all, her identity is noble, and she has no lack for Origin Stones.”
“But Su Li and Long Yun are instead from tiny Empires, yet they’re actually so composed when facing low grade Origin Stones. It’s truly shocking.”
Many people sighed.
Of course, there were people that refuted this argument, and they spoke with evidence. “Hmph! Have all of you forgotten that both Su Li and Long Yun possess a grade three spirit weapon!?”
“Exactly! That’s a grade three spirit weapon! Besides Young Miss Tian Wu, even amongst the most outstanding group of young geniuses from our Darkhan Dynasty, there probably might not be a second person that possesses one.”
“Compared to a grade three spirit weapon, low grade Origin Stones are nothing worth mentioning.”
There was an Origin Stone Vein within the Darkhan Dynasty that was rich with low grade Origin Stones, whereas, before today, the Darkhan Dynasty only possessed a single grade three spirit weapon that was publicly known of.
Which of the two was more precious was obvious.
In next to no time, this topic ended.
“The other six ninth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses are about to undergo the final ranking battles… Truly a cause for anticipation!”
“Yeah, the main event today is about to start! Six ninth level Void Initiation Stage young experts are about to carry out an intense battle.”
“What a pity for Young Miss Tian Wu, saying that she won’t compete with the six ninth level Void Initiation Stage young experts since the beginning… Yet now she has comprehended ninth level Fire Concept and would originally have a chance to compete with the ninth level Void Initiation Stage young experts, but she has missed the chance now.”
“This can’t be blamed on Young Miss Tian Wu. It was impossible for even herself to know that she would be able to smoothly comprehend ninth level Fire Concept while battling Su Li.”
The atmosphere in the Cage Battle Arena became bustling once more.
The attention of everyone had moved to the six ninth level Void Initiation Stage experts that included Duan Ling Tian.
Of course, many people mentioned Feng Tian Wu and felt regretful for Feng Tian Wu.
“Young Miss, do you regret it?” On the first-class spectating area that belonged solely to the Feng Clan, Elder Kong looked at Feng Tian Wu and asked with a slight smile.
Feng Tian Wu lightly shook her head. “There’s nothing to be regretful about. The Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties is the final ‘stage’… The ranking battle today is nothing before the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, and the rankings are of no importance.”
When he heard Feng Tian Wu’s words, Feng Wu Dao’s revealed a rare wisp of a gratified smile.
His daughter had grown up.
“Now, the six young geniuses, please enter the arena.” In the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, one of the old men’s voice sounded out, and it clearly entered into the ears of everyone present.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Along with the old man speaking, there were three figures that flashed out first, and they obviously were prepared since long ago.
These three people were respectively the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family’s Second Prince, Bai He, the Young Prince Bai Hao, and the Ye Clan’s Eldest Young Master, Ye Xiao.
“Duan Ling Tian, bring first place home.” Su Lu looked at Duan Ling Tian and grinned as he spoke in encouragement.
Su Li’s words resonated with most of the young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire, and their gazes descended onto Duan Ling Tian. “Yeah, Duan Ling Tian, bring first place home! At that time, our Darkstone Empire would really be in the limelight.”
“If Duan Ling Tian really seizes the first rank in the ranking battles during the martial competition today, just thinking about the scene at that time is causing me to feel excited.”
“Duan Ling Tian, good luck! I look favorably upon you.”
When faced with the spirited and passionate young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire, Duan Ling Tian shrugged, and then he shook his head and smiled. “I don’t dare guarantee that I’ll be ranked at the top… But I’ll surely try my best!”
Just like he said, he didn’t dare guarantee it.
After all, on this stage that is the Dynasty Martial Competition, he didn’t dare arrogantly utilize his Spiritual Force while being stared at by so many Void Interpretation Stage experts.
Otherwise, if he executed his soul skill, Thousand Illusions, then the other five people would not even be able to touch the corners of his clothes.
Now, he wanted to use his own true strength to compete with the other five young experts.
“Duan Ling Tian, they’re joking, don’t be pressured,” said King Yong to Duan Ling Tian.
“Yeah, we’re joking.” Seeming to have realized that what they did would give Duan Ling Tian pressure, the group of geniuses from the Darkstone Empire hurriedly rectified it.
But they were overthinking things.
Duan Ling Tian wouldn’t feel any pressure because of this. After all, he’d never thought of bringing honor to the Darkstone Empire when he participated in the Dynasty Martial Competition.
He, Duan Ling Tian, only lived for himself and the loved ones by his side.
“Brother Ling Tian.” Xiang Yin turned around to look at Duan Ling Tian with eyes that were filled with encouragement.
After Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled in reply, he flew out to leave the spectating area and arrive in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
Meanwhile, the Zhang Clan’s Zhang Shou Yong and the Imperial Family’s Zi Shang had arrived successively.
Including Duan Ling Tian, the six ninth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses stood apart at different places, and their gazes descended onto the two old men as they waited for them to explain the rules.
In next to no time, the old man said, “The six of you will decide on the top six rankings in the ranking battles of the Dynasty Martial Competition today. The higher up the ranking, the more rewards!”
“There are no specific rules for the battle between the six of you… Just like the few people from before, you may freely challenge an opponent! You may enter the arena to choose an opponent to challenge, and you’re not allowed to challenge any one of the two people that had just fought.”
“Besides that, killing is not allowed in the battles between the six of you… Of course, this isn’t saying that we aren’t allowing all of you to fight with your full strength, but it’s to remind all of you that once the opponent of any one of you is in danger of losing his life, the two of us will directly interfere! Of course, after you’re saved while facing a danger to your life, it would also mean that you’ve lost.” The two old men added together.
Duan Ling Tian and the other six nodded when they heard this.
Duan Ling Tian wasn’t surprised that the competition for the top six didn’t allow killing.
After all, the 10 young geniuses that were decided upon to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties today would have to participate in it one year from now, whereas, the performance of the young geniuses at the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties was linked to the benefit of the Darkhan Dynasty.
Supposedly, after the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties ends, the Dynasties of some young geniuses that performed well would be able to obtain grade three spirit weapons and some precious grade three medicinal pills bestowed by the powers of the Foreign Lands.
All of this was the reason he various Dynasties flocked to the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
If there were no benefits, there would utterly be no Dynasty that was willing to take pains for the sake of some Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
It was precisely because of this that it was impossible for the Darkhan Dynasty to allow any accidents to occur to Duan Ling Tian’s group of six during the Dynasty Martial Competition. Because every single one of them would possibly bring honor and even a certain amount of benefits to the Darkhan Dynasty in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties that was held in a year.
As for the few eighth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses that were killed earlier, perhaps they were considered to be outstanding in the Dynasty Martial Competition, but if it really came to the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, they were practically there just to make up the numbers.
Their deaths were of no importance to the major affairs of the Darkhan Dynasty.
“Now, the competition for the top six will begin… Who amongst all of you will be the first to enter the arena and issue a challenge?” One of the old man spoke and asked Duan Ling Tian and the others.
Practically at the instant the old man finished speaking, a figure had already flashed out to arrive at the center area of the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
It was the Ye Clan’s Ye Xiao.
Ye Xiao was the son of the Ye Clan’s Patriarch, the Eldest Young Master of the Ye Clan, and he was even the number one expert in the younger generation of the Ye Clan.
Not only that, Ye Xiao was even publicly acknowledge as the number one genius in the Ye Clan for the past 100 years.
It could be known from this that Ye Xiao’s strength was extraordinary.
Besides that, Ye Xiao was also publicly acknowledged as one of the three strongest people in the younger generation of the Darkhan Dynasty, and he was as equally famous as the Zhang Clan’s Zhang Shou Yong and the Imperial Family’s Second Prince, Bai He.
“Ye Xiao!” Besides Duan Ling Tian and Bai Hao having a calm expression, when they saw that Ye Xiao was the first to enter the arena, the eyes of the other two young geniuses flashed.
At this moment, all of them were curious, who would Ye Xiao choose to be his opponent.
Ye Xiao’s gaze flashed past Duan Ling Tian and the others, and he seemed to be considering who he should challenge as his opponent for this battle.
“Who do all of you think Ye Xiao will choose?” Meanwhile, the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena were bustling with noise and excitement.
“He looks to be slightly hesitant… But I think the possibility he chooses the Darkstone Empire’s Duan Ling Tian is greater.”
“I think so too. After all, Duan Ling Tian killed their Ye Clan’s second strongest expert in the younger generation, Ye Lu, earlier.”
“Ye Xiao will probably take revenge for Ye Lu.”
Many people discussed animatedly and guessed.
Most people felt that Ye Xiao would challenge Duan Ling Tian.
Even Duan Ling Tian himself felt that Ye Xiao would very likely challenge him after hearing the discussions from the surroundings.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that Ye Xiao’s gaze had fixed onto someone.
“It isn’t me?” When he noticed that Ye Xiao’s gaze wasn’t on him, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be stunned as it slightly exceeded his expectations.
At this moment, Ye Xiao’s gaze had fixed onto a nearby young man.
“Zhang Shou Yong… I fought you twice all those years ago, yet lost to you on both occasions. After that, when I wanted to defeat you and wash away my shame, you instead left the Capital and were never heard of again.” Ye Xiao’s gaze instantly locked onto Zhang Shou Yong as he spoke slowly.
“Today is the third time I fight you! I will defeat you and wash away my shame.” The battle intent on Ye Xiao shot into the sky.
Zhang Shou Yong’s expression remained unchanged when challenged by Ye Xiao, and then his figure flashed out to instantly arrive at the central region of the sky above the Cage Battle Arena to stand in confrontation with Ye Xiao.
“Ye Xiao.” Finally, Zhang Shou Yong spoke. “Do you know why you lost to me the first two times? During those two times, your strength wasn’t inferior to me like it is today.”
“Hmph! You don’t have the qualifications to preach to me.” Ye Xiao grunted coldly, and with a raise of his hand, a crescent moon shaped spirit saber appeared in his hand.