Chapter 812: Intense Challenges
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
“Possessors of number token 11 to 50, form into a line according to your numbers.” Ning Can pointed at an empty place in the sky.
Instantly, the 40 young geniuses including Su Li, Long Yun, and Zhang Shou Yong flew out successively to form into an orderly line.
Duan Ling Tian stood at the central area of the sky above the combat arena and scanned the 40 young geniuses that had lines up, and his eyes flickered with flowing lights.
Besides Su Li, Zhang Shou Yong, and Long Yun, there was one more face that was familiar to him.
“Duan Ling Tian obtained the number 1 token and possesses an absolute priority… Who do you think he’ll challenge?” Someone couldn’t help but ask in a low voice.
“Is there any need to ask!? He’ll surely to challenge the possessor of the number 50 token.” Someone else spoke as a matter of course.
However, at this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze didn’t descend onto the possessor of the number 50 token, and it had instead locked onto the final familiar face to him.
The possessor of the number 17 token, Zhao Wei Yi!
The number one expert of the young generation of the Darming Dynasty’s Zhao Clan, an existence that was only inferior to Lu Yong in the Darming Dynasty.
Most importantly, Zhao Wei Yi and Duan Ling Tian had once come into conflict with each other.
A few months ago, in the ninth floor of the Darming Dynasty’s Iceflame Pavilion, Zhao Wei Yi lost at the hands of Duan Ling Tian and didn’t even touch the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s clothes.
“I choose to challenge the possessor of the number 17 token.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze locked onto Zhao Wei Yi before speaking straightforwardly.
Instantly, the scene went into an uproar.
“Duan Ling Tian actually challenged the possessor of the number 17 token? According to my knowledge, even if it’s outside of the top 10 tokens, there’re many existences at the second level of the Void Interpretation Stage.”
“Could it be that Duan Ling Tian has the confidence to defeat a martial artist at the second level Void Interpretation Stage or above?”
Many people who questioned Duan Ling Tian’s strength discussed animatedly, whereas, Zhao Wei Yi who was challenged by Duan Ling Tian had an ominous expression, and then he took a deep breath and spoke frankly under the numerous burning gazes. “I admit defeat!”
As soon as Zhao Wei Yi said this, the scene instantly resounded with booing.
“From which Dynasty is this person from? Since he’s capable of obtaining the number 17 token, his strength is probably not weak… Yet he actually doesn’t even have the courage to enter the arena.” Many people revealed contempt as they looked at Zhao Wei Yi.
“I know him! He’s one of the two most outstanding younger generation in the Darming Dynasty, and he’s equally famous as Vice Fort Master Feng’s personal disciple, Lu Yong.”
“It can’t be, right? A pu**y like this can be equally famous like Lu Yong? You’re joking, right?”
“I think a pu**y like this doesn’t have the qualifications to be equally famous as Lu Yong.”
“Being equally famous with him is simply the shame of Lu Yong’s!”
Many people added fuel to the fire.
In this world where the strong were respected, a pu**y was the most looked down upon.
Zhao Wei Yi being afraid before even fighting caused them to feel disgust.
Zhao Wei Yi’s expression flickered between a livid and ashen expression when he heard the wave of ridicule in the surroundings, yet he had no way to refute them.
He was indeed afraid of Duan Ling Tian.
When he fought Duan Ling Tian that day, he didn’t even touch the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s clothes, and if it wasn’t for Duan Ling Tian not striking a killing blow, it would be impossible for him to be standing here now.
When Duan Ling Tian looked at him earlier, he clearly noticed the coldness that was revealed from Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
He knew that once he agreed to the battle, his life wouldn’t be in his hands anymore.
So for the sake of survival, he didn’t dare agree and directly admitted defeat.
This was the wisest choice to him.
“Thanks.” Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at Zhao Wei Yi and thanked him before returning to Feng Tian Wu’s side.
For a time, Zhao Wei Yi was angered to the point his expression flickered between an ashen and livid expression.
Subsequently, it was the turn for the possessor of the number 2 token to enter the arena.
The possessor of the number 2 token, Zi Shang, was the young genius of the Darkhan Dynasty and was now the personal disciple of the Skywolf Fort’s Vice Fort Master Ning Can.
“I heard that Zi Shang was taken as a personal disciple by Vice Fort Master Ning.”
“He was the second person to traverse the Illusory Crypt after Duan Ling Tian… Since he was able to be taken as a personal disciple by Vice Fort Master Ning Can, I presume he isn’t an ordinary figure.”
The gazes of many people descended onto Zi Shang and discussed animatedly.
After Zi Shang entered the arena, his gaze descended onto the possessor of the number 50 token, a green clothed young man, and he said indifferently, “The possessor of the number 50 token.”
Even though the green clothed young man felt terror from the bottom of his heart when being selected by Zi Shang, yet he still gritted his teeth and flew out to stand in confrontation with Zi Shang.
If the scene of everyone mocking Zhao Wei Yi from before didn’t occur, then perhaps he would directly admit defeat.
Now, with a previous example and warning, he didn’t act in that way for the sake of his dignity.
“I’ll admit defeat once I’m unable to go against him.” The green clothed young man thought in his heart.
He’s already decided to admit defeat at the first possible moment once he was unable to go against Zi Shang.
Admitting defeat like this was more dignified than Zhao Wei Yi.
After all, Zhao Wei Yi didn’t even have the courage to enter the arena.
“You dare enter the arena?” Zi Shang’s expression sank instantly when he saw the green clothed young man didn’t take the initiative to admit defeat and even dared to enter the arena to stand in confrontation with him with the intention of crossing blows with him.
His sworn enemy, Duan Ling Tian, had challenged the possessor of the number 17 token, yet the latter didn’t even have the courage to enter the arena before directly admitting defeat.
Now, he’d challenged the possessor of the number 50 token, and he thought the latter would probably not dare enter the arena as well and would directly admit defeat.
In this way, he wouldn’t lose to his sworn enemy, Duan Ling Tian.
However, he got the opposite of what he wanted.
The possessor of the number 50 token entered the arena directly when being selected by him, and the possessor of the number 50 token seemed to not be afraid of him. This caused him to arouse ruthlessness in his heart at the same time he felt he was struck with a great blow.
“No matter what, I want to try.” The green clothed young man gritted his teeth.
“Sometimes, a wrong decision will cause you to give away your life!” ZI Shang’s eyes were filled with bloodthirsty killing intent. This possessor of the number 50 token caused him to be in an embarrassing situation, so he would let the young man use his life to atone for it.
“Ha!” The green clothed young man’s expression went pale when he heard Zi Shang, yet he still braced himself and flew out, and then a spirit weapon appeared in is hand and his Origin Energy exploded out completely while his Concept followed behind like a shadow.
When the green clothed young man utilized his entire strength, it drew out the phenomenon of the heavens and the earth to form into over 50 ancient horned dragon silhouettes…
First level Void Interpretation Stage cultivation!
First level Void Interpretation Stage concept!
Grade four spirit weapon!
Zi Shang’s expression remained unchanged when facing the green clothed young man’s assault, and an extremely simply zither appeared with a raise of his hand.
Along with Zi Shang raising his hand, his Origin Energy coiled out, causing 30 ancient horned dragon silhouettes to appear in the sky above him, and it indicated his current cultivation — second level of the Void Interpretation Stage!
“Zi Shang has actually broken through?” Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted.
If he didn’t remember wrongly, Zi Shang was only a first level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist yesterday, so how could he have broken through to the second level of the Void Interpretation Stage overnight?
“Looks like Ning Can gave him some rewards… Perhaps he consumed a spirit fruit to break through.” This was something that wasn’t difficult for Duan Ling Tian to guess.
When he saw Zi Shang reveal a second level Void Interpretation Stage cultivation, the green clothed young man went pale as his figure instantly slowed down.
At the same time, he opened his mouth. “I admit…”
But unfortunately, he was bound to be unable to say the word ‘defeat.’
Along with Zi Shang’s hand descended and slapping onto the face of the zither, the zither strings pulsated and suddenly emitted an ear piercing loud clang.
At the same time, a material azure colored crescent shaped pulse that was coiled with a strand of the scorching aura of flame swept out, and its target was the green clothed young man.
On the way, the aura of the flames became greater and greater.
Fire relying on the might of wind!
Using a second level Void Interpretation Stage cultivation and first level Intermediate Wind Concept to urge on the Initial Stage Fire Concept and combined with the grade four spirit weapon zither, it bestowed a strength of over 70 ancient horned dragons to Zi Shang.
The crescent shaped pulse that emitted strands of scorching aura slashed the green clothed young man into two parts before he was able to speak the word ‘defeat.’
Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang!
Subsequently, a wave of ear piercing explosive sounds of the zither resounded out, and numerous crescent shaped pulses that emitted a scorching aura seemed to have formed a dense, material, and enormous net that enveloped towards the corpse of the green clothed young man that had been slashed into two.
In the next moment, only the blood of rain that covered the sky remained, an after the blood of rain descended, the corpse of the green clothed young man had vanished without a trace.
Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss!
A wave of gasping resounded out in the sky above the combat arena, and many people revealed terrified gazes as they looked at Zi Shang.
Some female martial artists were even terrified to the point their faces went ghastly pale.
When had they ever seen such a bloody scene?
“The possessor of the number 50 token died unjustly!”
“Yes, he already intended to admit defeat… In the end, he hadn’t even spoken the word ‘defeat’ before he was killed.”
“But Zi Shang is actually only a second level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist? Moreover, amongst the Concepts he’d comprehended, it seems that only his Wind Concept is a first level Void Interpretation Concept, whereas, his Fire Concept is only a Void Initiation Concept.”
“He doesn’t even have a grade three spirit weapon. How was he able to be the second to traverse the Illusory Crypt?”
At the same time that many people sighed with emotion about how unjustly the possessor of the number 50 token had died, they started to question Zi Shang’s strength.
As far as they were concerned, according to logic, with the ordinary strength and ability Zi Shang revealed earlier, he probably might not be able to even obtain one of the top 20 tokens.
But Zi Shang had obtained the number 2 token!
“If he really possesses just this level of strength, then it’s impossible for him to obtain the number 2 token!” The eyes of Qi Feng, the Darqi Dynasty’s Ninth Prince that obtained the number 3 token flashed, and he subconsciously felt that Zi Shang had definitely held back when attacking earlier.
Moreover, Zi Shang had held back greatly!
“Hmph! Perhaps he used some sort of shortcut… After all, he’s a member of the Darkhan Dynasty, and the Darkhan Dynasty has three people that have obtained the top 10 number tokens.” The possessor of the number 4 token, the Darqin Dynasty’s Qin Kong stood nearby Qi Feng, and he grunted with disdain when he heard Qi Feng’s muttering.
For a time, more and more people questioned if the number 2 token obtained by Zi Shang was obtained through irregular means.
“I knew it! It’s impossible for the Darkhan Dynasty’s Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu who are 28 and 25 respectively to obtain the number 1 and number 7 token. So it turns out that the Darkhan Dynasty possesses an irregular method of traversing the Illusory Crypt.”
“Zi Shang was able to obtain the number 2 token with just this bit of strength. I presume that Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu aren’t much stronger.”