AGM 442 - Displaying Prominence Again
The Primordial Sky Sovereign Roc was rumored to be one of the eight ancient demonic divinities in legends. Spreading it wings, it could cross three thousand miles in a single breath, its flapping wings contained enough force to affect the sun and moon and could even destroy a constellation.
A great roc was extremely rare, and back then in the Pill Emperor Hall when Qin Wentian transformed into one, he too had exhibited a tyrannical strength.
And now...in Ginkou, yet another great roc showed itself, and not only that, this great roc seemed to still be in its infancy phase, and didn't seem to be that strong. How could people not covet it?
At this moment, that middle-aged man from the Great Solar Chen Clan was thinking, this trip to the ancient kingdom yielded no rewards, but acquiring a great roc as a pet could be considered as a pleasant surprise. Even though the young man before him might have an usual identity, so what of it? If that young man died, that young man died. As simple as that.
In the perspective of Grand Xia, there weren't many powers that their Great Solar Chen Clan couldn't afford to antagonise. Those that they couldn't afford to could be counted on a single hand.
"Just me talking to you gives you the right to kill me and snatch away my demonic beast? Is this how someone from the Great Solar Chen Clan behaves?" Qin Wentian laughed coldly as he stared at the middle-aged man. He calmly stood with his arms crossed in front of his chest, as though despite them being in a group, he had no fear of their superiority in numbers.
"Who asked you to overestimate yourself?" The middle-aged man waved his palms, signalling his clan members to surround Qin Wentian.
"HAHAHA..." At this moment, a straightforward-sounding laughter echoed out. A man could be seen laughing uproariously, "As expected of the Great Solar Chen Clan, indeed, their members are still as brash and arrogant as ever. Let me ask you, if there comes a day where your Great Solar Chen Clan falls, you will be naught but like rats on a street, trampled by all in Grand Xia. You guys best pray that the Great Solar Chen Clan stay powerful forever."
As the sound of the laugh faded away, a young man in a violet robe appeared. Purple lightning crackled around him, giving him a sense of imposingness. This man was rather young, about twenty-six to twenty-seven. His cultivation was pretty outstanding; it was rare to see someone this young with a cultivation base at the second level of Heavenly Dipper.
Beside him, there were also a few other characters from the younger generation, and behind him were a group of powerful experts. The three in the lead seemed to be all of similar ages, yet their demeanors were extraordinary, causing the crowd to involuntarily sigh in admiration when they gazed upon them.
The young men were all legendary characters on the Heavenly Fate Rankings almost three years ago. That violet robed young man was none other than Ouyang Kuangsheng from the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, while the rest of the people were all good friends of his. The fatty in white with a shameless smile was none other than Fan Le, and that young man with a sturdy and muscular build, was Chu Mang. Currently, they had all become many times more powerful compared to before.
"Ouyang Kuangsheng." The middle-aged man from the Chen Clan glanced over as a fiery heat gushed out from him.
"You wish to interfere in this?" That middle-aged man coldly asked.
"If you can snatch away the demonic beasts of others, does that mean that I can do the same to you after you've done so?" Ouyang Kuangsheng smiled with disdain on his face. The experts behind him outnumbered those from the Chen Clan. Now that Ouyang Kuangsheng had arrived in Ginkou, how could the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan relax and not send more guards to guard him? This place was the territory of the Chen Clan after all.
"Ouyang Kuangsheng, you seem to be having fun." The sound of cold laughter rang out as another group of figures walked over. These people radiated a sharpness akin to divine weapons; they were none other than experts from the Wang Clan of the War Continent.
Now, the wind and clouds gathered in Ginkou once more. The various transcendent powers brought along plenty of their experts; their number far exceeding when compared to the ranking battle three years ago. Especially after the clash of the five transcendent powers, the various transcendent powers could feel a sense of change in the air, hence it was naturally better for them to be well prepared.
"I'm just walking around randomly. What do you mean by I'm having fun?" Ouyang Kuangsheng glanced at the person from the Wang Clan who spoke. Recently, the Wang Clan and Great Solar Chen Clan seemed to have formed an alliance of sorts. Now that they were here, they might join forces and form an alliance.
Initially, the Great Solar Chen Clan already had a connection with the Hua Clan because of that great battle between the five transcendent powers earlier. Now that the Wang Clan joined their alliance, their power undoubtedly would be even more terrifying than before.
The Chen Clan and Hua Clan were both part of the nine Grand Clans of Grand Xia. Also, even after so many years, they were ranked among the top when comparing the thirty-six transcendent powers.
While the Ouyang Aristocrat Clan, Jiang Clan and Mystic Moon Sect alliance was obviously weaker than the alliance of the Chen, Wang and Hua Clan
"Isn't it just a demonic beast? If the Chen Clan wants it, it shall belong to them. And seeing how your Ouyang Aristocrat Clan interferes, if that isn't you having fun, what is it?" The person from Wang Clan laughed mockingly. They naturally had no good intent towards Ouyang Kuangsheng. The Wang Clan always had a grudge with Qin Wentian ever since the beginning. And in the Sword Reverence City, the majority of the members of Wang Clan who went there had been totally annihilated. Even one of the chosen of their clan, Wang Jue, had also died underneath the demon sword wielded by Qin Wentian.
For the marriage selection event in the Pill Emperor Hall, the Wang Clan suffered grievous losses yet again. Their hatred for Qin Wentian had already seeped into their bones. Thank the gods that Qin Wentian had gone missing, maybe he was already dead. But Ouyang Kuangsheng and a few others kept on opposing those who were enemies with Qin Wentian.
Right now, it was as though the transcendent powers in Grand Xia had been divided into two camps because of Qin Wentian.
"Just a demonic beast?" Qin Wentian had a cold smile on his face. This person from Wang Clan was one to talk.
Upon hearing the cold laughing tone in Qin Wentian's voice, the man from the Wang Clan shifted his gaze onto him, with a trace of ridicule in his eyes as he stared at Qin Wentian. "Could it be that you think I've said the wrong thing?"
"I'm laughing because the Wang Clan only knows how to brag, and knows nothing but seeking humiliation for your clan." Qin Wentian calmly stood upon the great roc with his arms crossed in front of his chest. His arrogant words caused glints of sharpness to flicker in the eyes of the Wang Clan as their killing intent soared up. It was one thing if Ouyang Kuangsheng said this to them. But for a random cultivator who had no backing whatsoever also dared to be this audacious?
"As of now, who doesn't know what happened to the Wang Clan in the Sword Reverence City, as well as the marriage selection event at the Pill Emperor Hall? Wasn't it precisely a cultivator who transformed into a great roc that slayed the members of your pathetic clan? Wang Clan, a transcendent power? A transcendent power my foot. They had no way to defend, and they didn't even have the courage to face the great roc in a fight. It seems like the pain from the scars left behind from those two events have already faded."
It was as if Qin Wentian hadn't felt the killing intent directed at him. He directly smacked their faces once more, giving no regards to the murderous looks trained on him. Naturally, everybody understood that the great roc he was talking about was none other than Qin Wentian.
"You think that merely having a great roc makes your strength equivalent to Qin Wentian back then? What arrogance, you must not know how the word 'death' is written." The person from Wang Clan had no intentions to mask his threats.
"I don't think I'm comparable to him. But at the very least, compared to a bunch of idiots who only knows how to use their ancestor's name to brag, I, Di, look down upon you." Qin Wentian coldly continued, "Back then, Qin Wentian's name shook the entire Grand Xia when he was in the ancient kingdom, surviving even though besieged by countless enemies. Who would have thought I, Di Tian, would also face the exact same shameless people ganging up on me."
As the sound of his voice faded, the great roc flew over and perched atop a stone pillar, gazing down on those from the Chen Clan and Wang Clan below.
"My, Di's, cultivation base is at the second level of Heavenly Dipper. If the Great Solar Chen Clan and Wang Clan still has the slightest bit of pride as a transcendent power, you can choose anyone with the same cultivation base as me to fight me. If I die, it means that I'm useless, and you can bring this great roc away. But, of course, if you guys are too used to ganging up on others, I, Di Tian, have no issues regarding this at well.
Even before they could act, Qin Wentian's voice already echoed in all eight directions, resounding out clearly in the air. Moments later, the expressions on the faces of the Chen and Wang Clan all grew extremely unsightly.
This young man was exceptionally intelligent and seized the initiative, acting before them. After announcing to the crowd, if they ganged up and killed him, seizing his great roc away, their actions would besmirch and destroy the reputation of their esteemed clans.
"I, Ouyang, am also interested to see how strong the experts of the Wang and Chen Clan are. As a transcendent power, members of the generation from your esteemed clans would naturally be extraordinary and able to defeat cultivators on the same level with ease." Ouyang Kuangsheng smiled, as he glanced at the middle-aged man.
Those from the Chen and Wang Clan exchange glances before the middle-aged man from the Chen Clan laughed, "Since our Chen Clan are the ones showing interest in this great roc, we might as well be the first to start this mini-competition. Chen Yuan, go show him what you are capable of."
Obviously, the Chen Clan didn't want this great roc to land in the possession of another.
Chen Yuan was around fifty years of age this year, yet he looked to be no older than thirty plus. He had a cultivation base at the second level of Heavenly Dipper and had already stabilised his foundation at this level for several years. As someone of the direct line of descent, he was eligible to cultivate the Great Solar Universe Art and was pretty strong in combat.
Although they had no idea who Qin Wentian was, just based on Chen Yuan's overwhelming strength, it was more than sufficient to slay this young upstart.
Chen Yuan stepped out as a blazing heat permeated the atmosphere. An Astral Nova, in the form of a crimson-colored being that had flames wreathed around its body, manifested, as the temperature around him soared higher in intensity.
"Go!" A moment later, that Astral Nova whistled through the air, flying towards Qin Wentian. The flame-being waved its hand in mid air, hurling balls of fire, as a fearsome heat directly bore down onto Qin Wentian wanting to burn him into cinders.
"Bzzz!" The terrifying flames enveloped his body. However, the spectators only saw Qin Wentian calmly standing there, motionlessly, allowing the flames to burn as they wished, giving no regards to the terrifying temperature.
Taking a step forward, Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as a burst of astral light flooded the area before he reappeared right in front of Chen Yuan's Astral Nova. With no hesitation, he directly blasted his palm outwards, imbued by the will of his Mandate.
Chen Yuan sneered; his Astral Nova was formed after countless sessions of refinements by his Great Solar flames and was stable beyond most cultivators at his level, and it was even sturdier compared to most divine armors. Yet this young man wanted to face it unarmed?
With a wave of his hands, the legendary fearsome Flames of Qiankun blazed out from Chen Yuan's Astral Nova, as it flowed freely like liquid magma, wanting to burn through Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian had a dark smile upon his face as he continued blasting his palm outwards, slamming right into Chen Yuan's Astral Nova. An instant later, a resounding boom echoed out as that Astral Nova exploded into fragments!
"URGHH!" Chen Yuan spat out a mouthful of blood. He received a terrible injury from the damage his Astral Nova took.
At this moment, fearing for his life, he instantly retreated with explosive speed.
Qin Wentian advanced, incomparably confident and at ease. He instantly arrived before Chen Yuan, with a smile like a grim reaper etched on his face. Lifting his palm, he smashed out once more. Chen Yuan hurriedly gathered his strength, his defence, only to find that it was as though his opponent's palms were imbued with an endless force.
"BOOM!" The sound of an ancient bell echoing caused his heart to shudder. His face was a mask of terror as he looked at the devilish smile on Qin Wentian's face. Yet, even before he could say anything, his heart had already ruptured from an unknown pressure. As the light from Chen Yuan's eyes faded, Qin Wentian directly stripped him of his interspatial ring, giving no face to the members of the Chen Clan present. His silhouette then flickered as he reappeared on the back of the great roc, nodding his head politely at the middle-aged man from the Chen Clan.
"I shall keep his interspatial ring as a souvenir of my victory. If the Chen Clan or Wang Clan still wishes to continue the battle, I'm all for it." Qin Wentian smiled at the crowd, yet the eyes of those who gazed at him were now filled with alarm as well as trepidation. Chen Yuan wasn't weak, yet he was effortlessly defeated. One could see for themselves how powerful the young man standing before them was.