AGM 381 - You, Aren't Qualified
The battle between Emperor Azure and the black-robed figure was still fresh on the spectators' mind. It was all very clear to them how powerful Emperor Azure really was.
He was skilled in many arts and techniques, and there was even a strong similarity between him and Qin Wentian, given how both were able to undergo demonic transformation, causing both their physiques to become incomparably terrifying.
If the black-robed figure hadn't overdrafted himself by unleashing the Nine Slashes of the Underworld, and then gave his all to execute the fifth slash, then the Emperor Azure would have definitely been the winner. It was considered a tyrannical sabre technique, even within the Chaotic Art of the Heavenly Devil itself.
Yet now, when Qin Wentian stood on the arena platform, he actually dared to make such an arrogant proclamation-he would defeat Emperor Azure in a mere ten breaths worth of time.
Emperor Azure's eyes widened in disbelief when he heard what Qin Wentian had said.
Only ten breaths was sufficient to defeat him?
For someone that had depended on Mo Qingcheng to help him climb up the ranks, while the others gave their lives in frenzied battle, Qin Wentian actually dared to utter such words? Not only that, he even dared to say it right in front of his face? Emperor Azure couldn't believe his ears.
A demonic light flashed in Emperor Azure's eyes, and a pair of gigantic wings appeared on Qin Wentian's back as he started to make his move.
As the sound of his words faded, Qin Wentian vanished from sight.
Roc Flash-with a single flash, he instantly arrived before Emperor Azure, blasting out at him with a palm strike.
When the palm manifested, ringing sounds could be heard as several manifestations of ancient bells appeared, exuding a mysterious energy.
The continuous clang of the bells directly rang in Emperor Azure's heart, ignoring the defenses of his formidable external form and going straight at his heart. At this moment, Emperor Azure only felt his heart getting pulverized by the increasingly loud echoes of the ringing bells. Such a feeling was completely unbearable, unable to defend against an attack he had no resistance to.
An instant later, Emperor Azure's back was drenched with sweat and with a howl of madness, he completely transformed into the form of the Blood-Winged Devil Ape. He punched out in a frenzy, hoping to put a stop to Qin Wentian's attack.
The echoes of the ringing bells continued on as Emperor Azure's heart pounded madly, feeling as though it would burst at any moment. His countenance was already as white as paper.
Slamming forth with his left palm, a devil imprint explosively erupted forth, aiming for Qin Wentian's face.
"A contest of absolute strength?!"
Qin Wentian's Mandate of Force and Mandate of Demons erupted forwards together at the same moment. Both their palms collided as the entire arena platform trembled from the impact.
An immensely strong burst of Astral Energy inundated the area as Emperor Azure's silhouette completely disappeared. It was that movement technique again, the one that looked similar to Stellar Transposition. The next moment, the spectators saw that Emperor Azure had appeared right behind Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian didn't even turn back, he immediately stabbed backwards with a single finger.
Heaven Breaking Finger-a technique capable of destroying the Heavens with just a single finger. With one stab, demonic qi spiralled rapidly in the air, forming a demonic qi black hole on the tip of his finger that stabbed straight at Emperor Azure's heart. At the same time, a golden ray of light shot forth from the centre of Qin Wentian's brow, piercing right into Emperor Azure's eyes and caused his entire mind to tremble violently.
"DIE!" With a howl of anger, Emperor Azure slashed out, and a resplendent sword descended from the Heavens, containing within it a horrific energy. However, the crowd wore expressions of puzzlement on their faces.
Why had Emperor Azure's sword slash landed on an empty spot beside Qin Wentian?
Such a beautiful sword, filled with an overwhelming power, and it actually missed its mark?
As the Heaven Breaking Finger landed, the Purgatory Vermilion Bird behind Qin Wentian let out a screech as it dashed towards Emperor Azure's Vermilion Bird. Even though gathering even more ancient luck was useless at this point in time, Qin Wentian's Vermilion Bird didn't even want to spare that of the Emperor Azure's.
A powerful pressure pulverized Emperor Azure's heart, wanting to explode it. At the same moment, Qin Wentian dashed forth as his hands transformed into golden dragon claws, and locked his opponent into a chokehold.
"Ten breaths of time, it seems like I didn't even need that much," Qin Wentian calmly spoke, as he dragged Emperor Azure by the throat to the boundaries of the arena platform.
Countless spectators stared in dumbfounded amazement at the scenario occurring on the platform, they didn't know what to think in their hearts.
Too many shocking scenes had occurred today.
Qin Wentian had heavily injured Emperor Azure within ten breaths of time, completely suppressing him with such devastating power that Emperor Azure couldn't even begin to summon his strength.
If they competed purely in strength, it was a certainty that Qin Wentian's was more overwhelming compared to Emperor Azure. Yet Emperor Azure had many methods, and it seemed as though he was proficient in several rare and powerful innate techniques. Although the power unleashed through these techniques wasn't as spectacular as the original, it was still exceedingly powerful.
But regretfully, regardless of how many techniques he knew, he had squandered his opportunity away the moment he missed his mark with that earlier sword slash. That terrifying attack had actually missed?
This was what the spectators didn't understand. With Emperor Azure's capabilities, there was no way he would miss such an attack. Not only that, he had even been injured by Qin Wentian's finger attack.
As he reached the boundaries of the platform, Qin Wentian lifted Emperor Azure with ease.
He stood there imposingly, his eyes gleaming with a fierce light. He stared at the spectators, then at the powerful lead characters from the various transcendent powers. He wanted to let everyone know, including the Di Clan and the White Deer Institute, that he was Qin Wentian.
He wasn't worthy of Mo Qingcheng?
Since he dared hold Mo Qingcheng's hand in front of the world on the Vermilion Bird arena platform, he had long made ready his preparations.
"You, aren't qualified." Qin Wentian directly tossed Emperor Azure off the platform. Color visibly drained from Emperor Azure's face, he clearly understood the underlying meaning behind Qin Wentian's words.
He, Emperor Azure, wasn't qualified enough to obtain the Azure Emperor's inheritance.
The battle between the two of them had also been a battle to see who would be the true successor. Emperor Azure, otherwise known as Di Feng, suffered a miserable defeat.
Those from the Di Clan were naturally mixed in with the crowd. Obviously, they already knew of Qin Wentian's existence. When Qin Wentian had revealed the Azure Emperor Token, as well as the appearance of those from the Celestial Lake Palace, Di Feng had then told them everything.
Those from the White Deer Institute also felt an impact in their hearts when they witnessed this.
That youth from before actually achieved such a result in a mere few years of time.
Countless gazes focused on Qin Wentian on the arena platform, and after his Purgatory Vermilion Bird devoured Emperor Azure's Vermilion Bird, it hovered behind his back. One man, one bird, both stood imperiously on the stage as they stared back at the world. Yesterday, when he held Mo Qingcheng's hand in front of them all, had he really been unworthy?
Stepping out, Qin Wentian descended the platform, and currently, it was already a given that he would be placed among the top six rankers.
Currently the top six rankers are: Chen Wang, Shi Potian, Si Qiong, Zhan Chen, the black-robed figure and Qin Wentian.
Old Man Tianji allowed them to take another break, and after which he stated, "Qin Zheng vs Emperor Azure."
This battle was to determine who would take the seventh and eighth rankings respectively.
Emperor Azure told himself he couldn't be defeated, he frenziedly fought against Qin Zheng on the stage in a crazed manner, awing the spectators with his devastating attacks. Both of them were skilled in various techniques, making their battle extremely exciting to watch.
Yet ultimately, Emperor Azure was still defeated.
As of now, Emperor Azure had already suffered three defeats; first, to the black-robed figure; second, to Qin Wentian; and third, to Qin Zheng.
He couldn't even win a single fight.
The powerful Emperor Azure suffered three continuous defeats. Such a scene caused many to sigh in their hearts-the powerful Emperor Azure, ranked #5 in the previous rankings, had been downgraded in his position despite his evident increase in combat prowess. He'd lost all three rounds.
Currently, Emperor Azure had an extremely wretched expression on his face, he had no way to accept this reality.
Yet, reality was often cruel. After Old Man Tianji's announcement, in the space next to the eighth position, the name 'Emperor Azure' appeared on the shimmering scoreboard.
Now, only the actual rankings of the top six had yet to be determined. These remaining six would be considered the cream of the crop-the most powerful cultivators in the entire realm of Yuanfu.
"Hu..." The spectators felt great waves crashing into their hearts.
Chen Wang, who would he fight against for the position of the top ranker?
Si Qiong, with his mysterious soul attacks, what was his true level of strength. Would there be someone else other than Mu Feng that could even injure him?
Chen Wang, Shi Potian, Si Qiong and Zhan Chen. Which among them was the strongest?
As for the black-robed figure, had he already reached his limits? Could he still continue on?
Was Qin Wentian the weakest amongst the six? Or would he continue creating miracles and step into the top five? Or maybe, even the top three?
Many questions and speculations arose in the hearts of the spectators. They couldn't wait to see the final results of the ranking battle this time around.
"Next, everyone in the top six will have several chances to fight against each other. We won't be determining the rankings based on just a single round. As for the order, I will be the one to decide those arrangements." Old Man Tianji stated as he stared at them.
"For the first round, Chen Wang vs Zhan Chen; Si Qiong vs the black-robed figure; Shi Potian vs Qin Wentian," the crowd murmured, yet they tacitly approved in their hearts. Chen Wang, Si Qiong and Shi Potian should be the strongest among the six. Such an arrangement prevented the strongest from clashing against each other right from the start so as to further build up the excitement.
But despite the order, there really were no weaklings among the six. No matter which pairing it was, all of them could be considered monsters in the Yuanfu Realm. There would only be the strong, compared to those stronger.
Chen Wang against Zhan Chen, the odds of victory clearly favoured Chen Wang. Although Zhan Chen was very powerful, Chen Wang still had a higher probability of obtaining the first ranking compared to him.
Si Qiong vs the black-robed figure. If there were no unexpected accidents, Si Qiong should be the victor of this match up as well. Si Qiong's techniques were just too mysterious, he even knew of the soul-attacks and soul searching techniques, in addition to the nine ultimate arts of Ancient Grand Xia. After all, the devilish art of the black-robed figure hadn't even reached the maturation stage yet.
The mastery of the ultimate art the black-robed figure was proficient in could be said to exceed that of the other contenders, and was on the same level as Chen Wang's mastery in the Great Solar Universe Art. However, this was sorely insufficient when it came to facing against Si Qiong.
And as for Shi Potian against Qin Wentian, the spectators still felt that Shi Potian had a higher chance of being victorious. Shi Potian had long been regarded at the same level as Chen Wang and he even had the bloodline of an ancient primordial beast. Initially the results would have no cause for suspense, and the ultimate battle to contend for the number one position would definitely be between Chen Wang and Shi Potian. But because of the presence of Si Qiong and Zhan Chen, variations occurred.
But no matter what happened up there, there would only be one outcome; Shi Potian would definitely not lose out to Qin Wentian!