Chapter 822: Convene
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian also inclined his head. His countenance was ice cold. Ye Zixuan hosted a banquet and invited all top rankers of the prefectures leaving out only Jun Mengchen. This, in addition to the fact of Blackpeak's presence beside Ye Zixuan instantly made Qin Wentian understand that the Sage Child who arranged Blackpeak to stay in the inn which they had chosen was none other than Ye Zixuan.
Although the two of them had never met, there was already a grudge between them. It was fine if Ye Zixuan hadn't invited Jun Mengchen, but he intentionally said it out in public wanting to smack Jun Mengchen in the face.
And as expected the instant his voice faded, the crowd below started to get into a fervor.
"The only top ranker which the Sage Child didn't invite is Jun Mengchen? Sadly I don't have much understanding towards the Cloud Prefecture and have no idea regarding the talent of Jun Mengchen. Or could it be that the Sage Child Ye Zixuan knew that Jun Mengchen was someone with an inflated reputation?
"The Sage Child invited all the top rankers with the exception of Jun Mengchen. It's clear that he got his second rank by luck. If not, why would the third ranker of the Cloud Prefecture be invited and is even sitting beside the top ranker Gu Zhantian?"
The crowd was whispering to each other. They had no idea of the situation in the Cloud Prefecture and naturally thought that Ye Zixuan had no need to target Jun Mengchen. Hence there was a possibility that Jun Mengchen's talent didn't meet the mark. Because after all, the Cloud Prefecture was ranked among the last in terms of strength in all thirteen prefectures, and Jun Mengchen obtaining the second rank might be because of luck.
A single sentence by Ye Zixuan caused Jun Mengchen to be in an extremely embarrassing position, one where it wouldn't help even if he were to explain. After all, Ye Zixuan only said that he didn't invite him. What could he say to that? Could he proclaim to the crowd that he was very powerful? People would only think he was blowing his own trumpet.
Qin Wentian glanced at Jun Mengchen only to see this junior brother of his was still inclining his head and looking in the air. His eyes flickered with an intense conviction but it was clear that Jun Mengchen wasn't infuriated because of the other party's provocation. Qin Wentian couldn't help but to admire Jun Mengchen. It was clear that the state of heart of this junior brother of his was improving.
However since this Ye Zixuan was out to smack their faces, if he doesn't return the favor, he would always feel an unhappiness bogging down in his heart.
Hence, Qin Wentian stepped in to continue, "I heard that the top ranker of the Eastern Prefecture Gusu Tianqi is a supreme genius where no one could be compared to. We came today in hopes of meeting him but right now, he's actually nowhere to be seen. Could it be that Gusu Tianqi also wasn't invited by the Sage Child to this banquet?"
Qin Wentian's voice wasn't loud but it somehow covered through all the mutterings of the crowd, causing the entire space to turn silent.
"Haha are you kidding? What sort of character is Gusu Tianqi, how can it be possible that he isn't invited?"
"This fellow..." Many in the crowd smiled and shook their heads, was Qin Wentian trying to make a joke?
"Do you think Gusu Tianqi is you?" From the air, on top of the Eastern Immortal Inn, a subordinate of Ye Zixuan glared at Qin Wentian as he mocked.
"In that case does it mean that it isn't the case that Gusu Tianqi wasn't invited but rather, he chose not to turn up?" Qin Wentian's countenance changed as his tone grew colder. His words causing the derisive laughter as well as the voices of the crowd to abruptly vanish as all in the surroundings turned their gazes towards Qin Wentian. He seemed to have a hidden meaning in his words?
And it was as expected. The next moment, they saw Qin Wentian sweeping his gaze over everyone. HIs calm eyes seemingly shone with a dazzling light as he spoke, "Oh, that's right. Gusu Tianqi, what sort of character is he? How can he simply be invited just because a random someone wanted to invite him? A Sage Child is merely just a Sage Child after all."
After speaking Qin Wentian flicked his sleeves and spoke to Jun Mengchen and his companions. "Junior brother Jun, you've seen your future opponents. It's time for us to leave."
"How sad, I didn't get to witness the magnificence of Gusu Tianqi." Jun Mengchen sighed loudly. After which, this group of people actually turned to leave directly, giving no regards to the top rankers gathered for the banquet.
Only to see numerous cold and extremely sharp gazes shooting towards them from the top of the inn. One among the top rankers coldly stated, "Hold it right there, stop moving."
This voice reverberated through the air, extremely loud. However, Qin Wentian and his companions were as though they didn't hear anything and continued on their way. That expert stepped out and directly chased after them, obstructing their paths. This man was a subordinate of Ye Zixuan and was the one who had earlier informed Ye Zixuan that Jun Mengchen had arrived. Now it seems that he was doing this intentionally.
In addition, the cultivation base of this man was pretty strong. His cultivation base is at the eighth-level of Celestial Phenomenon and his aura was overwhelming.
"I told you to stop moving." That person floated in the air and spoke with cold arrogance.
"Is this your intention? Or the intention of some others?" A cold light flickered in Qin Wentian's eyes as he stared at his opponent. Those eyes of his seemed to shoot forth an icy light, causing the temperature in the surroundings to dip.
The expression of that man faltered before he continued in a glacial tone. "It's naturally my intention."
"Who the hell do you think you are? Asking us to stop?" Qin Wentian stepped forward, "If you are someone from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, you should know the rules of the Emperor City. Scram!"
"HOW DARE YOU!" That person coldly shouted as his aura gushed forth. The words of this person disrespected the Sage Child. As an immortal, the status of the Sage Child made it so that it was inconvenient for him to personally act. But there was no way his subordinates could let things slide.
Qin Wentian stepped out as his own powerful aura gushed forth as well, soaring up into the skies. He spoke with cold arrogance, "According to the city rules, if one was provoked or intercepted for no reason at all, that person could issue a challenge to the interceptor under the witness of the patrolling guards. Now, I seek the patrolling guards to be my witnesses."
Not far away, a group of guards could be seen. They naturally had already noticed the situation here and upon hearing Qin Wentian's words, they all moved over. But when they saw the cultivation base of the man Qin Wentian wanted to challenge, their eyes flashed with bewilderment. After a moment, the leader of the guards nodded and replied, "We can do that. But you must know once you issue a challenge, the other party could kill you as well. We wouldn't interfere in personal disputes."
"That's fine. With these guards as the witnesses, I hereby challenge you to a duel." Qin Wentian stared at his opponent, his words causing the eighth-level ascendant to break out into laughter. "You are simply courting death."
As the sound of his voice faded, a powerful pressure gushed forth. Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered and a terrifying long spear suddenly materialized in his hands.
An incomparably fearsome and baleful aura gushed ferociously as the long spear stabbed out, expanding unceasingly, shimmering with immortal light. The expression of that eighth-level ascendant who was still laughing instantly underwent a drastic change before he called out in shock, "Immortal-ranked weapon!"
He retreated with explosive speed yet he only saw the long spear expanded to a hundred metres, directly impaling him. An instant later, a thunderous boom rang out as the body of that ascendant exploded into pieces.
The hearts of the crowd trembled, this fellow was...so brutal.
Directly challenging and directly killing him off. This was simply too domineering.
A bright light flashed, Qin Wentian directly kept his immortal-ranked weapon. The body slammed into the ground as though nothing out of the ordinary had happened. The four of them continued on their way and even the patrolling guards who were the witnesses were stunned by what happened.
"Courting his own humiliation." Qin Wentian's voice rang out. It was unknown if he was referring to the person who died or to someone else instead.
On top of the Eastern Immortal Inn, Ye Zixuan's countenance turned incomparably sharp. His gaze was like swords piercing through the air, directly boring down on Qin Wentian. However, his subordinate has made it clear earlier that intercepting Qin Wentian was his intent and had nothing to do with him, Ye Zixuan. It was within the law even if Qin Wentian killed his subordinate and there were even these guards as the witnesses. Also, as an immortal-foundation expert, where would his prestige be if he personally acted to deal with Qin Wentian? He would only throw his face further.
And also, Qin Wentian was a selected participant from the Cloud Prefecture. It was impossible for him to do anything to Qin Wentian as he was a Sage Child from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. If he killed Qin Wentian, the prestige of their sect would be tarnished in his hands, becoming a joke and spoiling the reputation of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor. Even if he wanted to kill Qin Wentian, he had to do so through the proper procedures in a fair and aboveboard manner.
Gu Zhantian stared at the departing back of Qin Wentian. He had exchanged blows with Qin Wentian before and naturally knew how crazed Qin Wentian could get. When he was silent, Qin Wentian seemed to be a harmless thing; but once he erupted forth with anger, the strength he put out could even startle the heavens.
The other top rankers also glanced at Qin Wentian before shifting their eyes back to Ye Zixuan, silently musing on how arrogant Qin Wentian was.
However, they also didn't understand why Ye Zixuan would choose to target Qin Wentian's friend Jun Mengchen. That sentence that was spoken was akin to humiliation. Yet what they never expected was that a mere 27th rank of the Cloud Prefecture would actually reverse the situation, causing the Sage Child to become the passive party instead.
"Everyone please continue with the banquet." Ye Zixuan adjusted his mental state swiftly and started attending to his guests. The crowd no longer spoke about what happened earlier. To them, that was just an interlude, the purpose of them coming here was firstly, to give face to Ye Zixuan and secondly, observing their would be competitors. The geniuses Ye Zixuan invited would definitely be the strongest opponents each of them would face in the near future.
The crowd quickly started chatting as laughter permeated the atmosphere, as though the earlier incident had never happened at all.
As for the surrounding crowd below the inn, they also gradually forgot about Qin Wentian and his companions. From their perspectives, only these top rankers were the most dazzling existences.
But in fact, this incident to Qin Wentian and his companions were similarly nothing but an interlude.
Qin Wentian, Jun Mengchen and Zi Qingxuan. Their purpose here was to become the strongest three, obtaining the top rankings, acquiring the rewards and rejecting the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor in his face to accomplish the Heavenly Talisman Realm's mission.
This was their true target. As for the other geniuses of the thirteen prefectures, they had to trample on them all to reach their targets.
Back in the inn, in the quiet courtyards, they respectively returned to their residences and cultivated silently, stabilizing their foundations.
In this region, there were 13,000 selected participants from the prefectures, numerous immortal-foundation experts and even the residents of the Emperor City. Hence even in the early morning, people could be seen on the streets.
At this moment, a thunderous voice rang out through the horizons, resounding out over a radius of 1,000 miles just like a startling bolt of thunder.
"Participants of the Eastern Prefecture, convene."
"Participants of the Qian Prefecture, convene."
"Participants of the Li Prefecture, convene."
"Participants of the Cloud Prefecture, convene.
Thirteen voices akin to draconic roars thundered out, rumbling the heavens. Not only was this region quaking, the entire Eastern Prefecture seemed to be trembling from the might of the voices.
The thirteen prefectures summoned their geniuses at the same time. The meaning of this act was clear even without words.
This was a summon by the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. Finally, these 13,000 participants are going to gather together and contend against each other.
In the air, the heaven chosen of each prefecture soared into the air, swiftly speeding towards the same direction. On the ground, traces of solemnity flickered in the eyes of the crowd. Was it, finally about to begin?!