Chapter 852: Chaotic Competition
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The commotion throughout the thirteen prefectures, selection test after selection test, it was all for this immortal banquet.
The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor would accept the top three rankers as his personal disciples, while the remaining 157 as core disciples and the other surviving participants earlier as external disciples.
At the same time, the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect attracted elites from the world, while reminding the people they were the ultimate sect in this immortal region.
For an immortal banquet, there was too much preparation.
"Exactly as the seniors have spoken, the rules naturally wouldn't be too simple. The participants here have undergone many tests before reaching this step. Although they can already become core disciples of our Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, we would still encourage the spirit to pursue a higher peak. Hence, we would be willing to grant even more rewards. I feel that for the next competition, we will select the top twenty rankers and each of them would be granted an immortal-ranked weapon." Dongsheng Ting spoke, twenty immortal-ranked weapons truly was nothing to the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
"After that, the top ten rankers, and the final top three rankers, would have even better rewards. Especially so for the top three rankers who would become the personal disciples of my royal father, this time our sect has prepared amazing treasures to motivate everyone further. Allow me to keep the suspense, I will temporarily not announce what the treasures are first."
"His Majesty accepting disciples is naturally a grand occasion, naturally the sect would spare no expense. This truly fills one with anticipation." The Undying Immortal King laughed. "Even for me, this old fellow, also wishes to be able to win a treasure."
"I have a suggestion." At this moment, Princess Glaze who was by the side of Dongsheng Ting spoke, causing Dongsheng Ting to shift his gaze over. He then spoke with a smile, "Princess, please feel free to let us hear about your suggestions."
"Since the 160 participants have passed through countless tests to reach here, let's not determine their rankings with a single battle later on in the competition. It would be too cruel and have no way to clearly see the strength and potential of these participants." Princess Glaze calmly spoke.
"Princess Glaze's words are precisely what I wanted to say. If their ranking are confirmed merely after a single battle, not only would we not be able to see their strength and potential, it would be unfair as well. The best solution is allowing each participant to have multiple chances to combat, allowing them to enjoy the combat to the fullest." The Scarce Moon Immortal King spoke. The suggestion from the two of them received the approval of many of the immortal kings. Indeed, if one was eliminated just after a single battle, what if there are some supreme geniuses who are so unlucky to fight against Gusu Tianqi for their very first round? It would be too unfair.
"Okay according to everyone's meaning, how about having a random rumble? They can choose who they want to challenge, either at the same level of cultivation or higher, they cannot fight against those lower level than them. All of the immortal kings shall be the judge and when the battle ends, we naturally would be able to tell who the top twenty rankers are. What do you all feel about this?" Dongsheng Ting spoke.
"Good idea, since there are so many of us already here. Let's take a look at the prowess of this batch of geniuses. However, what happens if there's someone who fought too little?" Someone asked.
"Hmm, how about we add one more rule. Everyone has to fight ten times at the very least, and as long as the participant's cultivation level is not lower than yours, nobody can reject a challenge. Divine weapons and treasures are not allowed, and if a participant is defeated, the battle shall be halted immediately." Dongsheng Ting spoke.
"That's right, the personal disciples of the various immortal kings who are at the Celestial Phenomenon Realm will join in as well. However since the rules are set like this, they won't be battling right from the start, but they shall act as a test for the participants in the later part of the competition. How about it?" An immortal king from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect suggested.
The Myriad Transformations Immortal King glanced at Hua Taixu beside her. Before this, the various immortal kings already wanted their disciples to temper themselves via fighting against the geniuses of the thirteen prefectures.
"How about this, if the disciples of the immortal kings feel their hearts itching upon seeing a top-tier expert, you may all go forth to challenge the participant provided that your cultivation level is not higher than his. This way, we will be able to better tell the strength of the participants, and also, the disciples of the immortal kings will simply not be part of the rankings." The Scarce Moon Immortal King spoke.
"Good idea, today many immortal kings have brought their disciples along with them, wanting them to broaden their perspectives and temper their combat skills. Scarce Moon Immortal King's suggestion is excellent." The Deepflame Immortal King smiled in agreement, as though he has already forgotten what happened earlier. However, being smacked on the face by a junior, how can he forget so easily as this? Once the rules of this chaotic battle are fixed, he will let Qin Wentian know how the word 'regret' is written.
The disciple of Deepflame Immortal King, Blackpeak, his cultivation level was higher, hence there was no way he can challenge Qin Wentian. However in this place, he has many good friends who have brought their disciples along as well. The disciples of his friends were naturally extremely outstanding geniuses and some among them would be able to challenge Qin Wentian.
"What does Princess Glaze thinks about this?" Dongsheng Ting stared at Princess Glaze as he asked.
"This is something your highness has to decide. However, the suggestion isn't bad." Princess Glaze spoke.
"Since Princess Glaze is also agreeable, the rules shall be set as thus then. Next, the competition will be structured loosely, whoever wants to fight can just go up on the platform and fight. Only those with impressive performance would be able to leave a more lasting impressions. Myself, as well as the various immortal kings here shall be the judge." Dongsheng Tong spoke. He then turned his gaze onto the participants as he commanded, "Set up the battle platform!"
Dongsheng Ting's seemingly gentle command was akin to thunder, complementing with the roars of his azure dragon in the air. Instantly, the sound of unified marching sounded out as immortals flashed in the skies. There were troops appearing one after another in an imposing manner as they set up the battle platform. Not too long after, the setup for the battle platform was completed, it exuded an archaic aura as though this platform has been here since ancient times.
The troops hollered, their aura was extremely shocking. Dongsheng Ting stood up and turned his gaze ahead. He then stated in a solemn manner, "After a hundred years, the battle platform is activated once more. The various participants will be competing on this ancient platform which has seen the ups and downs of our Eastern Sage Immortal Sect and also to commemorate this grand occasion. I hope that all of the participants would do your best and become a highly capable expert of our Eastern Sage Immortal Sect in the future whose name shall resound throughout the immortal regions."
"ROAR!" The long spears of the troops pointed to the sky as beams of radiance shot right up towards the clouds. This was an ancient ritual, and caused the crowd to feel their blood boiling in excitement.
"What a strong aura." The spectators felt their hearts trembling when they stared as the 10,000 soldiers ahead. Such a powerful aura was simply shocking. The earlier leisurely mood at the banquet had completely vanished, as the atmosphere became serious.
This place, was the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect - the controller of the Eastern Sage Thirteen Prefectures.
Dongsheng Ting soared up into the air. The azure dragon roared and came underneath him, allowing Dongsheng Ting to step onto it. His eyes turned towards the battle platform as he spoke, "The Greencloud Ancient Battle Platform is activated, the competition shall start now. Do your best and try to have an impressive performance to gain more recognition from the judges."
"The first battle, who will volunteer to start?" Dongsheng Ting's voice rang out, shaking the heavens and earth, causing the surrounding space to reverberate as the roars and cries of the dragon and blue luan filled the air.
At the location of the immortal banquet, the ancient battle platform had been set up. The spectators were all eager to watch the start of the competition, waiting for someone to start the ball rolling.
The various immortal kings and experts from the major powers of the thirteen prefectures all had smiles on their faces. They also wanted to admire the competition and see for themselves the prowess of the juniors from this batch.
A wind gusted by as a silhouette appeared on the platform. This man stood there, with a hint of disdain in his eyes, exuding a magnificence throughout the generations. His eyes swept pass the crowd but wherever it passed by, nobody dared to stared at him directly. Several of those who were the same level as him, the sixth level of Celestial Phenomenon, actually actively dodged his gaze.
This man was none other than the number one genius of the Eastern Prefecture - Gusu Tianqi. He has an innate immortal king physique and was said to even have the potential to reach the Immortal Emperor Realm. For this event, he's the one with the most hope to become a personal disciple of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor.
Hence for the first battle, there was no doubt in his mind that it was only right and proper for him to step up on the battle platform.
"Does anyone want to challenge me?" Gusu Tianqi calmly asked. The entire space turned silent and the spectators all discovered that when Gusu Tianqi stepped on the platform, there was actually no one who dared to issue a challenge.
It was as though, he was already the number one top ranker among all the participants of the thirteen prefectures. There was simply no one who dared to fight against him.
"In that case, I shall challenge you." Gusu Tianqi upon seeing no one replying, randomly pointed his finger to a seventh-level ascendant.
Gusu Tianqi's cultivation realm was at the sixth-level. For this first battle, he actually jumped a level and challenge a seventh-level ascendant.
That participant from the Rock Prefecture stiffened slightly before his silhouette flickered as he appeared on the platform. He stared at Gusu Tianqi in front of him, this was the person who is rumored to be the most outstanding among this batch of geniuses.
"BOOM!" A towering surge of battle might suddenly exuded from Gusu Tianqi's body. A battle halo shimmered around him in an instant, a terrifying astral wind gushed out akin to tidal waves slapping on the shore. That seventh-level ascendant's robe was torn to pieces by the astral wind and he instantly released his own constellation as an armor of rock manifested and enveloped him within protectively. A stone giant appeared behind him, containing incredible power as well as granting him an insanely high defense.
He stood as steady as a mountain, and stared straight at Gusu Tianqi.
"BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!" Gusu Tianqi's body suddenly erupted forth with an incomparably resplendent battle light that resembled the blazing sun. His entire body radiated an intense battle glow, enveloping him and making him seem like a divinity of war.
With a rumbling sound, the entire battle platform shook. Gusu Tianqi directly rushed out as he punched with his fist, aiming for the seventh-level ascendant. The instant his fist punched out, an incomparably brilliant fist light directly penetrated through the void, decimating all obstacles that stood before it.
Boundless fist light filled the air. That participant from the Rock Prefecture roared as his defense soared upwards to his absolute limits. The terrifying rumbling might continuously slammed into him amidst thunderous explosive noises. A few moments later, the stone armor directly shattered apart as the expression on the seventh-level ascendant drastically changed. When facing against a divinity of war that was as bright as the blazing sun, he couldn't help but to feel a sense of helplessness in his heart.
"I ADMIT DEFEAT!" The participant from the Rock Prefecture shouted. Another explosion rang out as his body was blasted off the platform, causing him to cough out fresh blood.
Gusu Tianqi slowly stepped forth as the resplendent light from him was gradually retracted. His silhouette flashed as he returned to his original seat. How dazzling was this number one genius from the Eastern Prefecture!?