AGM 482 - Spied Upon
After which, there were several other treasures that appeared in the assembly, yet not one of them was capable of stirring Qin Wentian's interest. Hence, he didn't bothered to go compete for them.
When he seizes treasures, naturally it wouldn't be because allowing his emotions to cloud his judgement. He would only do so for treasures which he really needed.
"The Heavenly Mountain Treasure Seizing Assembly is held every half a year and lasts for seven days each time. Well, I'm in no rush, I will just stay and look around here for now." Qin Wentian murmured to himself. After which, he stood up, and stepped into the crowd. The crowd immediately opened up a path for him, none of them wanted to entangle with a man like Qin Wentian.
Yin Cheng's eyes flickered with a cold light as he stared at Qin Wentian's departing back. Signalling with his fingers, two experts at the fifth-level of Heavenly Dipper immediately trialed after Qin Wentian.
Not only that, Qin Wentian could sense that there were others monitoring his movements as well. It must be because of that spatial brush which he acquired, making him into the focal target of many.
Following the mountain pathway leading towards this place, Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered and directly flew into the mountains. A moment later, some others also soared up into the skies and follow closely after him.
However, Qin Wentian couldn't be bothered. After awhile, he found a slightly more comfortable mountain cavern and entered it, planning to use it for cultivation. This particular cavern must be opened up by Stellar Martial Cultivators who were here in the past. Upon entering, Qin Wentian wasn't in a hurry to begin his cultivation. Instead, he was inscribing some things on the ground.
As a period of time passed, he inclined his head and stared outside, as a glint of cold light flickered within his eyes.
How strong Qin Wentian's perception was? He naturally already sensed that other than the two guards of Yin Cheng, there were still a group of people monitoring his movements. Among them, the most powerful one was none other than Grandmaster Qiu. Earlier, Grandmaster Qiu had initially also wanted the spatial brush. But because of princess Shang Yue's words, he eventually chose to give up yet he would never have expected that the spatial brush would land in the hands of someone else. Hence, the seeds of wanting to snatch it away bloomed in his mind.
Other than this, the skies have gradually darkened. And a vast majority of Stellar Martial Cultivators already entered the mountain range, hoping to find a cave to rest. Apparently, they had the same idea as Qin Wentian.
During the seven days, there would be many setting up their own stores around the area to do transaction. Many cultivators hoped to find the items they needed here, hence they wouldn't leave so early. Every day of these seven days would be extremely lively, if one misses a transaction event of this scale, they would have to wait another half a year more for the next one.
And right now, on a mountain peak near the cavern Qin Wentian was residing in, the silhouette of Yin Cheng appeared there. Not only that, several of his guards could be seen standing around him.
"Is he still in the cavern?" Yin Cheng coldly asked.
"Yes sir, after stepping in, he had yet to make an appearance outside. Not only us, Grandmaster Qiu is also currently monitoring him. It should be because of that spatial brush." One of the guards reported.
"I don't wish to bother my clan with such a minor matter. However, this person has an unknown background. Don't be hasty, we will let Grandmaster Qiu do the probing for us." Yin Cheng's eyes were stone cold, staring in the distance yet the anger he was feeling was palpable in the air. No matter who he was, that white-robed man had humiliated him in public. In that case, he have to die.
Since Qin Wentian decided to remain here, he naturally understood the killing intent of people like Yin Cheng hiding in the shadows. Right now in his cavern, he used astral energy to light up the place as well as creating an astral screen, barricading his cavern entrance, sealing off other people's perception from entering. Unless of course, that person was strong or skillful enough and was able to break his inscriptions.
Under the astral light, Qin Wentian retrieved several empty ancient scrolls used for the purpose of inscribing inscriptions. These were none other than the items Qin Wentian asked Song Jia to purchase for him.
With an intention of will, the spatial brush appeared in his hands. As he opened up an ancient scroll, he infused astral energy into the brush as he started inscribing inscriptions on that scroll.
However, after several moments, he still failed despite many attempts. As a failed product, Qin Wentian had no use for it, he directly flung the scroll to the side.
How could spatial transference scrolls be so easy to create? Even though he had a deep level of comprehension in Divine Inscriptions, he still failed and failed again after many attempts.
Luckily Song Jia followed his orders to the letter and had purchased an extremely large amount of ancient scrolls for his usage. This was the only reason why he could continued to attempt creation after each failure.
Finally, after tens of failure, a scroll emanated a powerful fluctuations of spatial energy waves. Qin Wentian stood up, clutching the spatial transference scroll in his hands, as an exhausted smile painted his face.
"Although the Great Solar Universe Art is extremely valuable, using it to trade doesn't cause any loss to me. While this spatial brush could enable me to create these precious scrolls that could save my life. In fact, I might even be able to take some of these spatial transference scrolls to transact other valuable life-saving treasures to support my cultivation." Qin Wentian mused.
"However right now, the spatial transference scrolls I create would only be able to teleport someone a short distance away. If one was fighting against an overwhelmingly strong enemy, these scrolls are still useless." Qin Wentian murmured, he didn't dare to let success cloud his head. After storing the successful scroll, Qin Wentian continued to practice.
Time flowed by and as dawn arrives, several silhouettes appeared in the mountain range. Many of these people were here to shop, as well as to see if there's any opportunity to seize some valuable treasures. And right now, the cavern where Qin Wentian was in, it was still under surveillance by others..
However at this moment, a light sound akin to something being shattered, resounded out.
Within the cavern, Qin Wentian sat there crossed-legged in his cultivation. His eyes abruptly snapped open, gazing out in a certain direction as a glint of cold light flashed.
From a cavern near Qin Wentian, a figure flew out and stood in the skies. This person was an old man, his gaze shifted towards the cavern Qin Wentian was in as he commented with a light smile on his face, "Little friend, how about coming out to meet?"
"Could it be that you don't know basic manners? Don't you know that it's extremely rude to break apart someone's protective screen when he is in the midst of cultivation?" Within the cavern, a voice drifted out. The footsteps of the surround people all paused, as expressions of interest appeared on their faces. They could sense that there would soon be a show to watch.
That old man hovering in the skies was someone exceptionally famous in the Xuan King City. He was someone at the peak of fourth-ranked, a Divine Inscriptions Grandmaster, and was widely respected by many.
But right now, what was he doing here?
But naturally, there were those who knew that Grandmaster Qiu had already reached the limits of his patience. He definitely had to acquire the spatial brush. Back then he gave up because of princess Shang Yue, but now that the brush was in Qin Wentian's hands, he, as a fourth-ranked Grandmaster, as well as someone with at the fifth-level of Heavenly Dipper, how could he not have thoughts of seizing it back?
"Hehe, I apologise for my actions. However, I truly do have something extremely important to discuss with little friend." Grandmaster Qiu laughed.
The voice from within the cavern stayed silent for a moment. Abruptly, a single word punctuated the silence. "Scram."
Grandmaster Qiu's countenance faltered. Not only him, those around him who heard what the person in the cavern said, all froze because of shock. Who exactly was the cultivator in there? He actually dare to tell Grandmaster Qiu to scram?
"Heh heh heh." Only to see Grandmaster Qiu's eyes flickered with a glacial light. He was after all someone extremely famous. Yet now, someone of the junior generation dared tell him to scram?
Stepping forwards, Grandmaster Qiu directly made for the cavern Qin Wentian was residing in. Initially he wanted to exchange the spatial brush with a treasure of his own, yet who would expect Qin Wentian to be this rude? In that case, there was no need to waste any more time.
Instantly, Grandmaster Qiu was already at the entrance of the cavern. His perception swept inside, intently surveying the interior of the cavern. When he 'saw' the inscriptions carved on the floor of the cavern, his lips couldn't help but to curl up into a cold and unpleasant smile.
Inscribing inscriptions in front of him? Was this young man wrong in the head?
With no traces of hesitation, Grandmaster Qiu directly stepped into the cave. Upon entering, he blasted his palms in a certain direction and instantly, a bright glow flashed as the inscriptions at that area was destroyed. Grandmaster Qiu walked closer and closer, destroying various divine inscriptions with every step. His eyes flickered with amusement as he regarded Qin Wentian who was just ahead, "Junior, you are too delusional. You wish to hold this old man back with your pathetic skills in divine inscriptions?"
Qin Wentian stared at Grandmaster Qiu, his lips curled up in a devilish-like smile that was way colder than ice. The sight of this caused Grandmaster Qiu to frown, Qin Wentian stomped on the ground and instantly, a resplendent light flooded the area. The divine inscriptions which Grandmaster Qiu destroyed all vanished completely. And the next instant, the true divine inscriptions he had prepared before all erupted forth, overflowing the area.
Grandmaster Qiu's eyes turned into saucers as his eyes flashed with incredulous disbelief. He stared intently at the divine inscriptions around him, "These are multstacking divine inscriptions?"
"You..." Grandmaster Qiu stared at Qin Wentian. However, even before he complete his sentence, he directly stomped on the ground and flew off in the direction of the cavern's exit.
"You think you can run from me?" Qin Wentian laughed coldly. With a single step, boundless amount of sword might congealed and completely sealed off the exit. Qin Wentian naturally knew that Grandmaster Qiu was proficient in Divine Inscriptions. And knowing that if he chose to use divine inscriptions, Grandmaster Qiu would underestimate him for sure, Qin Wentian set up a trap.
With Qin Wentian's current attainment in Divine Inscriptions, it wasn't a problem for him to kill a fifth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign in a battlefield he prepared beforehand. But even disregarding this fact, when it came to pure combat, Qin Wentian was also unafraid to face Grandmaster Qiu in a head-on fight.
In just an instant, Grandmaster Qiu vanished forever.
Those outside couldn't see anything. They only felt a towering, torrential sword might bursting forth, before their perceptions were all sealed. There were no further commotions after that, Grandmaster Qiu didn't come out as well.
In that case, did Grandmaster Qiu died?
The guards of Yin Cheng responsible for monitoring Qin Wentian exchanged glances with each other, with trepidation clear in their eyes. No wonder this white-robed young man wasn't afraid to offend princess Shang Yue. He was also actually proficient in divine inscriptions. Not only that, his comprehension wasn't anyway weaker compared to Grandmaster Qiu. If not, how could Grandmaster Qiu failed to return?
"Go and report this." One of the guards spoke. The next instant, the other guard nodded as he immediately flew off to report to Yin Cheng.
In the Treasure Seizing Assembly at the waist of the mountains, in the pavilion area where the members of the various major powers gathered at, Yin Cheng's countenance immediately became incredibly unsightly when he heard the news. That young man in white was actually also a Divine Inscriptions Grandmaster?
Not only Yin Cheng, Shang Yue also heard the information when the guard reported. No wonder that white-robed young man was so keen on that spatial brush as well.
"Continue monitoring him, don't let him leave the mountains." Shang Yue and Yin Cheng relayed the same command to their subordinates. A moment later, several silhouettes flickered as they departed from here, and flew towards the cavern where Qin Wentian was residing in.
Qin Wentian hadn't departed, he continued staying in his cavern to cultivate. However at this moment, a frown creased his face. His perception sensed that there were several people that suddenly appeared on the mountains near him, staring right in his direction.
"How impudent." Qin Wentian cursed in a low voice. Being spied upon and having one's movements constantly monitored by others was naturally something uncomfortable.