Chapter 784: Life and Death Selection
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“The rules for the first round of the martial competition?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled, and showed neither approval or disapproval. “What’s there to inquire about? It’s simply advancement by battle, the usual.”
All along the way here, Duan Ling Tian had experienced many martial competitions, and he was extremely familiar with this usual method of advancement by battle.
“Big Brother Duan, the rules of the first round of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties isn’t a battle between two people to advance.” Feng Tian Wu’s gave emitted mysteriousness.
“It isn’t advancement by battle? Then what is it?” Needless to say, Duan Ling Tian was really slightly curious when he heard Feng Tian Wu.
“I heard that during the first round of the selections in the martial competition, all 100 young geniuses of the ten Dynasties will enter a place in the Skywolf Fort… After that, all of us will be locked within and asked to carry out a battle royal! Once a certain amount of people have died, the battle royal will stop. Without exception, besides protecting one’s self properly, everyone that enters must kill others.” Feng Tian Wu caught her breath before slowly speaking.
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but gasp, “What does the Skywolf Fort think we are? Machines of slaughter?”
Needless to say, this rule was extremely brutal. At least, it was brutal in Duan Ling Tian’s opinion at this moment.
It was only the first round of the selections, yet the corpses of many had to be used to pave the way for a few, and it was something that was difficult to accept.
Moreover, in the eyes of many young geniuses, the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties was actually only an ordinary stage. Even though some of them didn’t think that they would be able to become eminent in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, yet they wanted to use it to temper themselves.
Duan Ling Tian was sure that once this rule was announced, there would surely be many young geniuses amongst the 100 young geniuses from the ten Dynasties that would refuse to participate.
It was only the first round of the selection, yet it was already a life and death selection, and elimination was tightly bound together with death, causing one to have no other choice.
“Besides that, I also heard that up until now, exactly how the battle royal will be carried out it something only the few Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort know… I wonder if there will be any special restrictions in battle royal of the first round of the selections?” Feng Tian Wu continued.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, and then his eyes flashed. “If it’s possible, it’s best to seek cooperation… Moreover, it must be people we trust!”
If they were to cooperate with people they didn’t trust, then who knew if the other person would silently stab you in the back?
So if only people that couldn’t be trusted remained to be chose, it would be better to act alone.
“I’ve thought it through… I’ll cooperate with Big Brother Duan, Big Brother Zhang, and Su Li to form a small team! At that time, let me see who dares offend our group.” Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful eyes flickered with a bright light, and her words were filled with confidence towards Duan Ling Tian’s strength.
“That’s a good idea.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up, and then he flew out to leave Narcissus Pavilion. “Let’s go! We’ll go see Big Brother Zhang and Su Li.”
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian, Feng Tian, and Zhang Shou Yong had once again arrived at the Herbaceous Peony Pavilion, and then they entered Su Li’s room and joined Su Li once more.
“Duan Ling Tian, the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties is tomorrow. What are all of you so anxiously looking for me for?” Su Li asked curiously.
“Yeah, Brother Ling Tian, what exactly has happened?” Zhang Shou Yong asked.
Zhang Shou Yong was called over by Duan Ling Tian, yet Duan Ling Tian hadn’t had the time to explain before bringing Zhang Shou Yong to arrive at Su Li’s place.
So Zhang Shou Yong still didn’t know why Duan Ling Tian had gathered all of them together.
“Tian Wu, you tell them.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Tian Wu and smiled lightly.
Feng Tian Wu agreed before slowly telling Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong about the rules of the first round of the selections in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties that she’d told Duan Ling Tian earlier.
Instantly, their expressions couldn’t help becoming grim.
“All 100 of us have to enter a place and undergo a battle royal in the first round of the selections?” Su Li couldn’t help but gasp. “Who exactly set such a crazy rule? At that time, there’ll probably be at least half of the people that would be unwilling to ‘play’ with Skywolf Fort.”
“Indeed.” Zhang Shou Yong’s said with a serious expression, “Once this rule is exposed, more than half the people will surely take the initiative to forfeit themselves… After all, they only have a single life. Unless it was someone who was especially confident of his own strength, otherwise, it was almost impossible for them to be willing to participate in a life and death selection like that.”
“If what Miss Tian Wu said is real… Then the first round of the selection in the martial competition is practically capable of comparing to the competition in our Blade Sect for the position of Master of the House of Swords and House of Sabers.” Su Li’s eyes flashed as he spoke with a serious tone.
“Tian Wu heard from a Skywolf Fort elder… That person had a silver eyed skywolf badge on his chest.” Duan Ling Tian said, “So this information ought to be true.”
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but smile when he saw Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong gazes flickered and clearly seemed to be filled with fear towards the martial competition tomorrow. “I and Tian Wu came looking for the two of you mainly to discuss how to deal with the life and death selection in the first round tomorrow…”
Su Li and Zhan Shou Yong’s gazes descended onto Duan Ling Tian in unison when they heard this.
“I and Tian Wu intend to form a small team with the two of you to face the remaining 90 plus young geniuses of the various Dynasties and survive the first round of the selections tomorrow.” Duan Ling Tian spoke of the suggestion he’d discussed with Feng Tian Wu.
“This can be done, I agree!” Su Li’s eyes lit up.
“I agree as well.” Zhang Shou Yong had no objections.
It was because they mutually trusted Duan Ling Tian, otherwise, it would be utterly impossible for them to so quickly arrive at a common view.
After all, once they decided to cooperate, it would be equivalent to handing over their unguarded backs to the other, and it required mutual trust to be done.
In Su Li’s room, Duan Ling Tian’s group of four came to a common view, and they would form a small team that would face the first round of the selections together in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties that was held tomorrow.
In next to no time, the four of them dispersed.
The veil of the night sky gradually descended, and the young geniuses of the ten Dynasties were either trying to improve their cultivations, comprehending Concept, or cultivating martial skills.
An atmosphere that was serious and carried along slight oppression seemed to be welcoming the arrival of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties tomorrow morning.
The Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties was held by the Skywolf Fort for the ten Dynasties.
No matter which Dynasty a young genius was from, so long as the young genius was capable of becoming eminent and standing out in the martial competition, then the Dynasty would obtain the rewards of the Skywolf Fort.
Besides a grade three spirit weapon, numerous medicinal pills, and high grade Origin Stones, the rewards also included Concept Fragments left behind by deceased Void Transformation Stage experts.
The Concept Fragments were the most precious amongst all the rewards, and anyone from the Ten Dynasties wanted to obtain them.
It was precisely because of this that the ten Dynasties would be so diligent towards the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, and it was even to the extent that they’d prepared for an entire four years plus for it.
Four years, it wasn’t long, yet wasn’t short either, and it was sufficient for many things to occur.
For example, when the Duan Ling Tian from four years ago was compared with the current him, it was simply like the difference between the heavens and the earth, and it was difficult to connect the two of them together.
Of course, it was in terms of cultivation.
As for appearance, there wasn’t much difference between the current Duan Ling Tian and the Duan Ling Tian from four years ago. He normally paid attention to taking care of his appearance, and coupled with his deep cultivation, the aging of his appearance was next to nothing.
It was even to the extent that if Duan Ling Tian was capable of breaking through to the Martial Monarch Stage in ten years, he would forever retain his youthful look.
At that time, he would be able to maintain his current appearance for eternity.
No matter if it was 30 years, 50 years, or even 100 years from now, even if the internal organs in his body gradually grew old, his appearance wouldn’t change in the slightest.
The myriad of beings in the world awoke at dawn, and the entire Skywolf Fort became bustling.
The representatives and young geniuses of the ten Dynasties left their respective pavilions and headed towards the vast combat arena in the outer fort.
After a short moment, most of the people stood in the sky above the combat arena and waited silently.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Eight figures flashed past and arrived at a side of the sky above the combat arena in the blink of an eye.
“It’s Duan Ling Tian!”
“And that’s Blade Sect’s Sword 13.”
“That’s the Darkhan Dynasty’s Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao, and the unrivalled beauty by his side ought to be his daughter, Feng Tian Wu.”
Many young geniuses of the ten Dynasties couldn’t help but whisper in discussion when they saw these eight figures descending.
The eight people that had just arrived was Duan Ling Tian’s group.
Besides Duan Ling Tian, Feng Tian Wu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong, there was also Su Li’s master, Feng Wu Dao, and another pair of master and disciple.
The younger one amongst them was Long Yun, whereas before Long Yun stood a slovenly and bearded man with a broad saber on carried on his waist, and the clothes he wore were old clothes, causing him to seem like a bandit.
“He’s Saber 5?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised as he vaguely guessed the identity of this bearded man.
Saber 5, the Vice Sect Master of the House of Sabers in the Blade Sect. It wouldn’t be long before he would be able to become the Master of the House of Sabers, and his status in the Blade Sect would become something only the Master of the House of Swords could compare to.
The other members of the Blade Sect could only look up to him from afar!
Duan Ling Tian’s group of six had met Saber 5 on the way here, and at that time, Saber 5 brought Long Yun to fly towards them before joining them without saying a single word.
Of course, whether Saber 5 said anything to Sword 13 via voice transmission was something Duan Ling Tian was unable to know.
“Duan Ling Tian! I hope you didn’t do anything to my foster father… Otherwise, no matter which corner of the world you go to, I’ll still not let you off!” Suddenly, a voice transmission filled with ruthlessness clearly entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, and the he glanced indifferently at Long Yun.
He was able to discern that it was Long Yun’s voice.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian looked at Long Yun and replied indifferently via voice transmission. “Long Yun, do you think that you can firmly defeat me just because your cultivation has broken through to the second level of the Void Interpretation Stage now?”