Chapter 825: Good Fortune Everywhere
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
"If I were you, I wouldn't be in such a rush to act against other people. After all, with merely this amount of strength, you would have to scram the fuck out the moment you meet someone stronger or do you really think that you would be able to dominate this Eastern Sage Cliff with your pathetic 6th-heavenly layer astral soul?" Qin Wentian spoke in a low voice, stepping out as his eyes flickered with sarcasm. At the same time, two of his astral souls manifested as he spoke and they were the Demon Sovereign Astral Soul and King Sword Astral Soul. Instantly, his physique transformed and the aura exuding from him sharpened by several folds.
"Hmph, is that all you have?" His opponent manifested another astral soul. It was a demonic being with three heads and six arms, causing his physique to expand even larger as a cruel smile painted his lips. These two astral souls from his opponent were his fourth and fifth astral soul and they came from the 5th and 6th heavenly layer.
The astral souls possessed by these geniuses were definitely something geniuses from particle world cannot compare.
A demonic glint of light flickered in Qin Wentian's eyes. The Demon Sovereign astral soul behind him seemed to become even more violent. Shimmering crimson light flowed around him and that was the power of his bloodline which wasn't restricted by the law enchantments.
However, his opponent similarly employed a bloodline power further augmenting his strength. In the immortal realms, many heaven chosen possessed a bloodline power, some of them ordinary but there are also some truly unique ones.
The two of them got closer to each other, Qin Wentian blasted out with his palm and this time around, he didn't utilize any innate techniques but rather, his attack only contained the sheer immensity of his strength. The six arms of his opponent slammed out at the same time as killing intent flickered in his eyes. As they fought against each other, their astral souls were clashing in mid air as well.
"BANG!" An overwhelming gush of power directly crushed the arms of his opponent. Qin Wentian's demon king blood circulated frenziedly around his body and his entire person seemed to be enveloped by a terrifying primordial demon image that seemed to gaze with disdain at all things in this world. That explosive strength directly sent his opponent flying away with a single palm as his opponent coughed out many mouthfuls of fresh blood.
The expression on his opponent's face turned incredibly unsightly before he retreated with explosive speed. Upon looking at Qin Wentian who resembled a demon king, deep terror flickered in his eyes.
Qin Wentian stared calmly at his fleeing opponent, not bothering to pursue him. Retracting his aura, a beam of sword light manifested as he rode upon it, shuttling through the distance. There definitely would be many extraordinary points within this Eastern Sage Cliff Mountain Range. Since the first test was located here, it surely wouldn't be a simple clash of astral souls and bloodline power.
An instant later, Qin Wentian arrived below a precipice. The cliff walls around it were smooth and glossy and there were many stone platforms below it. Each and every stone platform seemed to be covered by many footprints that were extremely messy and it appeared as though many people had once comprehended the innate techniques inscribed on the cliff walls from these platforms.
Turning his gaze onto the cliff walls, many pictures were engraved there. Numerous pictures of a wind roc appeared in various forms, extremely vivid and realistic as though the roc was truly alive. From the bottom to the top, the wind roc walked on the ground before riding the wind and soaring through the skies. Ultimately, it matured and became the sovereign of the skies and clouds.
"This is a movement technique." Qin Wentian instantly understood. This movement technique must have been engraved onto the walls by a senior from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect long ago. His eyes flickered as he imprinted the pictures into his memories. After which, he entered his dreamscape and began cultivation, seemingly transforming into the wind roc himself. Each form and movement was flowing in synchronization within his mind.
After the time it took for an incense to finish burning, Qin Wentian soared up into the air once more. This time, he didn't step upon his sword beam but was rather like a wind roc, riding the wind to soar through the air. His proficiency with the skill was such that there was even the image of a wind roc superimposed on him, it felt like he was a wind roc itself.
This technique was left behind by those who came before and it was an immortal-ranked one. Those who were proficient in wind and space would be the most suitable to cultivate this and when one cultivates this to the absolute limits, they would be able to take the form of a Great Sage Wind Roc, soaring through the skies travelling a thousand miles with a flap of their wings. However, Qin Wentian didn't remain behind to cultivate this technique. Although this art was powerful, it wasn't suited to him. The true essence of cultivating immortal arts was that one had to find a suitable one so they can comprehend it fully and even then, a suitable immortal-ranked technique would already take up a large amount of time. Hence, he left directly after he spent enough time to cultivate the wind roc movement technique at the Celestial Phenomenon level.
Qin Wentian soared through the air and met quite a few cultivators on his way. They were all searching for suitable cultivation grounds for themselves. Qin Wentian didn't slow down and although those people wanted to pursue him after seeing him, they realized that his speed was too quick for them. Qin Wentian was able to comprehend a movement technique in such a short amount of time, his comprehension ability was definitely extremely terrifying.
"Sword art." Qin Wentian who was speeding through the air abruptly halted when he sensed a stone wall below him was actually emanating a fearsome sword qi. His figure flashed and appeared directly before the gigantic stone wall. There were similarly numerous foot prints in this place and pictures of a figure were carved on the wall, moving so agilely like it was a living thing. The sword qi of the shadow was extremely terrifying and when he sped up, his sword strikes were like the lightning, compared to when he slow, his sword strikes were akin to ocean waves gathering momentum before erupting forth with an incomparably tyrannical force.
Beside Qin Wentian, there was actually one more person in quiet cultivation. This person was a supreme genius from the Eastern Prefecture. Although Qin Wentian appeared, he didn't even spare a glance at him but chose rather to immerse himself in his comprehension. He understood clearly that this place was a sacred ground for cultivation. Other than fighting each other, one had to quickly cultivate powerful techniques to increase their own strength. Once one's own strength grew stronger and stronger, it would be easier for them to persist till the last 1,000.
Strengthening oneself is the correct tactic in this selection round. Purposely finding others for combat is nothing but foolish acts. Only those with low talents would do that.
Qin Wentian stood on the other stone platform and stared at the immortal-ranked sword art engraved on the stone wall. With just a glance, he instantly immersed himself into comprehending. This sword art was simply too profound and the might contained within was earth-shattering. Very swiftly, it seemed as though he himself had been transported into the pictures and was practicing the sword together with the figure. The figure's sword strikes were swifter even than wind, he couldn't even see the movement of the actual sword, and could only see the shadow. When the sword is slow, it contained even enough power to sever a wall of divine steel and at the very end, when the immortal might gushes out, a single sword was sufficient to break mountains and sever rivers.
This particular sword art shared similarities with the immortal-ranked sword art Qin Wentian cultivated before. The Immortal Vanquishing Swordplay similarly uses the concept of burning one's own energy and essence to power their strike. These techniques were extremely suitable to use when one needed to gamble their lives and this was a true combat technique. With the demon sword in his possession, he coincidentally needed a powerful enough sword art to accompany it.
Qin Wentian was soon in such a deep state of comprehension that he couldn't extricate himself from it. After a period of time, although he was just casually standing there, faint traces of terrifying sword qi could be felt radiating from him. When he intentionally magnified the sword qi, faint silhouettes of Qin Wentian manifested, formed from the sword intent.
This cultivation period of his lasted an entire month. And during this time, there were other geniuses who passed by this place but they actually didn't interrupt his comprehension process. In the entire Eastern Sage Cliff Mountain Range, combat was now extremely infrequent. These geniuses from the thirteen prefectures all understood that this sacred ground of cultivation contained many powerful immortal-ranked techniques. If they didn't focus on cultivating those, it would truly be a waste of heavenly treasures.
Today, before the stone wall. Regardless if it was Qin Wentian or the other person, terrifying amounts of sword qi exuded from both their bodies, clashing against each other in the thin air.
Abruptly, that expert's eyes opened, flashing with a dazzling sword light. After which, his silhouette flickered, his entire body was akin to a sharp sword as he pierced right towards the direction Qin Wentian was in. This terrifying sword beam only needed an instant to sever Qin Wentian into two. It was extremely dangerous.
However at the very moment that expert moved, a torrential sword might gushed forth in waves from Qin Wentian. His movement seemed to be extremely slow as he slashed down with his sword but contained within it was a earth-shattering might that could even sunder the sky. A stream of sword qi directly arced through the skies as a terrifying sword scar was left in its wake.
The bodies of the two of them were just inches apart from each other. The expert's eyes were like swords of supreme sharpness, able to pierce through the hearts of people. Whistling sword qi tore through the air as at that instant, the entire space around here was filled with indomitable sword might and a total number of eighty-one sword silhouettes were born from their sword intents for the each of them.
If the Qin Wentian now met the Qin Wentian who just stepped into the Eastern Sage Cliff, he would effortlessly be able to defeat the former version of himself. In this place, one had to cultivate their hardest so as to raise their own strength. If not, no matter how strong your talent or bloodline power is, you would be ousted sooner or later.
In the blink of an eye, the two of them exchanged over three hundred sword strikes before they pulled apart from each other. Only then did that expert glance at Qin Wentian seriously as he soared into the air.
"Cloud Prefecture, Qin Wentian. Ranked #27." That expert stared at Qin Wentian as he mumbled.
"Eastern Prefecture, Jing Cloudcrane. Ranked #5." Qin Wentian also glanced at the medallion on his opponent's robes. This man was a supreme genius and his comprehension of the sword art wasn't in anyway inferior compared to Qin Wentian.
"You have the qualifications to be in the top 1,000." Jing Cloudcrane spoke. A moment later, his body transformed into sword light, shooting through the skies. He actually didn't continue to battle. Qin Wentian also transformed into a wind roc, riding the wind and continued exploring the Eastern Sage Cliff.
Qin Wentian glanced downwards as he was flying. Abruptly, his eyes flickered because he noticed that there was a cave below where there's a number of figures standing at the entrance. All of them seemed to be hesitating, not knowing if they should step into the cave or not. Lying in front of them, were a few other figures who were seemingly paralysed or had already died. It was an extremely brutal sight.
"What exactly is in the cave? To think that such an intense combat actually happened." Qin Wentian halted in the air, gazing at those people outside the cave. These people all came from different prefectures, there was even one ranked #46 from the Thunder Prefecture but they were all standing outside the cave, not daring to enter while a struggling expression could clearly be seen in their eyes.
Qin Wentian instantly flew down, appearing before them. Quite a few of them turned to look at him, their eyes gleaming with sharpness.
"What is inside the cave?" Qin Wentian asked.
"Scram!" One among them coldly stared at Qin Wentian as he replied.
"Chi..."" Qin Wentian was akin to a wind roc, moving as fast as lightning. A terrifying sword of light slashed forward as that person retreated with explosive speed. Thunderous sounds echoed out as the sword qi ravaged this area. In the blink of an eye, several sword silhouettes of Qin Wentian flashed by and an instant later, a sword was directly in contact with the neck of the person who spoke, causing him to perspire madly in fear. With just a single movement by Qin Wentian, his head would be separated from his body.
"Speak." Qin Wentian's eyes glanced at the cave entrance, he didn't even bother looking at that man.
"The cultivation process of an immensely powerful immortal-ranked technique is recorded within." That person stated in a panic as he continued, "However, there's already someone extremely powerful inside. Sir, please be careful."
This person intentionally made things very clear, he didn't dare to lie at all!