Chapter 855: Wild Sweep
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The various geniuses at the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon all opened their mouths and conceded directly. Naturally, they were all giving him face. Before this, they received the kindness of Qin Wentian and managed to pass the earlier test with their lives intact. Even if they weren't able to take a step further more, they would at the very least, still be able to become core disciples. They naturally had nothing but gratitude for Qin Wentian in their hearts.
However right before the start of this competition, it was extremely clear that the Deepflame Immortal King was already targeting Qin Wentian. Hence, all of them decided to prop Qin Wentian up. And in addition to the supreme combat prowess Qin Wentian had displayed, even if the Deepflame Immortal King had a grudge against Qin Wentian, there's no way he can remove Qin Wentian's qualifications to participate just like that.
At the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon, only a remaining few haven't made their stance clear. Qin Wentian turned his gaze to these people, since he was already on the battle platform and the majority of the fifth-level ascendants were willing to concede to him, he didn't want to let the expectations of others down. In that case, he might as well sweep all of the remaining fifth-level ascendants under the rug. When all fifth-level ascendants present were defeated by him, the Deepflame Immortal King would no longer have any reason even if he wanted to make things difficult for him, blocking him from advancing.
Qin Wentian pointed outwards, in the direction of Lu Longcloud as he spoke. "You first."
Lu Longcloud's countenance instantly stiffened. Staring at that 300 meter terrifying giant as well as the fearsome battle halo circulating around him and the grim blood-colored light flickering in Qin Wentian's eyes, the Qin Wentian right now seemed to be a towering mountain, giving off an invincible and undefeatable feeling.
Before this, Lu Longcloud held Qin Wentian who was ranked #27 in the Cloud Prefecture in disdain. Especially so at that time when the other participants chose to go with him during their time at the Sage Devil Gorge. But after he personally witnessed Qin Wentian's combat prowess earlier, his self-confidence had totally shattered although he was ranked #2 in the Jing Prefecture.
However, since Qin Wentian pointed him out to challenge, he had no other choice. Lu Longcloud stood up, his silhouette flickered and reappeared on the platform. Despite soaring up in the air, he still had to incline his head to look at the giant. Qin Wentian was too gigantic, akin to a steel pagoda.
Lu Longcloud continued soaring upwards until he reached the chest area of Qin Wentian but upon seeing the blood-red eyes of Qin Wentian staring at him, Lu Longcloud's heart couldn't help but to shudder as his aura actually weakened severely.
"Scram the fuck out yourself." Qin Wentian spoke in disdain, his words instantly causing Lu Longcloud to turn ashen.
This Qin Wentian, although he was powerful, wasn't he a little too rude?
"BOOM!" Instantly a baleful aura from Lu Longcloud, who is ranked #2 of the Jing Prefecture, completely burst forth. Streams of destructive currents soared up to the clouds but at this moment, a third eye appeared at the center of Qin Wentian's brows. Just a single glance caused Lu Longcloud to fall in a daze. This entire space transformed into a dreamworld filled with a boundless suppressive pressure that bore down onto him.
Qin Wentian stood at the starry skies. He lifted his palms as numerous ancient bells materialized, converging together into one incomparably gigantic golden one. A boundless destructive calamitous might erupted forth containing enough power to devastate the heavens and earth.
Lu Longcloud paled when he sensed the devastating destructive might in the air. At this moment, Qin Wentian was like a divinity, overwhelmingly powerful, causing him to have a sense of helplessness. He, who was the second ranker of the Jing Prefecture, basically had no way to fight against Qin Wentian.
"BOOM!" The bell chimes rang out. Qin Wentian propped up the gigantic bell and sent it flying over to Lu Longcloud. In just an instant, the boundless calamitous light shone intensely, enveloping Lu Longcloud entirely. It felt like tens of millions of lightning bolts thundering down from the skies, eradicating everything.
Lu Longcloud howled in rage, trying his best to defend against that boundless calamitous light. However, he only saw the gigantic bell slamming down towards him. His eyes widened as his heart pounded in fear. What would be the consequences if this giant bell slammed into him? Lu Longcloud didn't even dare to imagine the consequences. A struggle flashed in his eyes as he roared, "I CONCEDE!"
This roar of his used the entirety of his strength.
From a certain perspective, the battle between them had just started yet Lu Longcloud didn't dare to continue fighting. He was afraid that his life would be thrown away.
The ancient bell halted as the boundless calamitous light disappeared, causing the clear skies to return. Lu Longcloud stared up at the skies, as sunlight cascaded downwards. Although it lasted only just for a few short moments, Lu Longcloud felt as though a very long time had passed. That earlier battle with Qin Wentian felt like a calamity to him.
Deeply drawing in a breath, Lu Longcloud stared at the gigantic body of Qin Wentian once more before turning about and departing the platform. It was as though he who was the second ranker of the Jing Prefecture existed solely as a contrast to make Qin Wentian's brilliance stand out more.
"This second ranker of the Jing Prefecture is truly disappointing." Some immortal king experts muttered. Although Qin Wentian was very strong, this Lu Longcloud didn't even dare to fight and had already directly admitted defeat.
"Mhm." The others nodded, feeling disappointment at Lu Longcloud's performance. Lu Longcloud's countenance darkened, his body trembled involuntarily. Could it be that he, who was ranked #2 in the Jing Prefecture, couldn't even make it to the top twenty?
It felt like he has already given an unfavorable impression to all the immortal kings.
"The strength of this Qin Wentian, ranked #27 of the Cloud Prefecture isn't bad at all. He's someone worthy of nurturing." A supreme immortal king of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect spoke. He then turned his eyes to Dongsheng Ting and asked, "Your highness, what do you think of this young man?"
There seemed to be some problems between Dongsheng Ting and Qin Wentian. He asked Dongsheng Ting because he wanted to see if the problems between them could be solved. After all from his point of view, Qin Wentian did truly possess the capabilities to enter their sect and is worthy of being nurtured. In the future, since Qin Wentian would also be a member of their sect, given Dongsheng Ting's status, there was no need for him to be so calculative with Qin Wentian.
"Although he is a little arrogant, his combat prowess seemed to be pretty good from what we've seen till now. Let's see his performance later." Dongsheng Ting appeared to be very magnanimous, staring at that gigantic stature of Qin Wentian as he spoke. He didn't expect Qin Wentian now would actually have such accomplishments despite not taking his royal father as a master. This kind of growth speed wasn't any way inferior compared to the personal disciples of those immortal kings.
"Mhm." That supreme immortal king nodded, his gaze continued to focus on Qin Wentian.
"You, come up to battle." Qin Wentian pointed his finger to another person. It was none other than the third ranker of the Yue Prefecture who was also at the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon. It was one of those remaining few who have yet to concede to him.
"Seems like he is intending to sweep over all the fifth-level ascendants here. In that case, he can directly proclaim himself king of that cultivation level and smoothly pass this competition, ascending to the next round. In that case, no one would be able to object any longer." Everyone understood Qin Wentian's intention upon seeing his actions. If he was the top among fifth-level ascendants, even if the Deepflame Immortal King had a grudge against him, he wouldn't be able to obstruct him from passing.
The third ranker of the Yue Prefecture flew over, stepping onto the platform. Qin Wentian treated him the same as he did Lu Longcloud, the gigantic ancient bell smashing downwards with torrential might. There was no suspense, upon feeling that pressure, the third ranker of the Yue Prefecture also felt his heart shivering from fear. However, he didn't retreat. Lu Longcloud already gained a negative impression from the various immortal kings. Upon facing the same move, he had no reason to retreat.
Hence the ending was that he was knocked back by the impact so badly that even his soul shuddered, on the verge of breaking down. The towering calamitous might from the ancient bell, as well as the overwhelming suppressive pressure forced him to cough out blood. In fact, he didn't even have the strength left to say the words that he admit defeat. At the end, Qin Wentian spared him. And when the third ranker of the Yue Prefecture dismounted the platform, his entire body was convulsing as his aura became exceptionally weak, with an apparent fear flickering in his eyes.
"The second and third ranker of two prefectures couldn't even withstand a single strike. After this Qin Wentian exhibited his strength, it was simply too tyrannical. Nobody can stand up to him."
"Senior brother is so awesome!" A clean smile appeared on Jun Mengchen's face. However, Zi Qingxuan's brows were furrowed. She and Qin Wentian were both fifth-level ascendants. Although Qin Wentian wouldn't fight against her, the prowess he displayed was simply too domineering, resulting in the radiance he exudes being unmatched. For those on the same level as him wouldn't inadvertently lose their luster unless she can also unleashed her strength in stunning fashion, thereby having a chance to pass this test.
"Who would have thought Qin Wentian was so outstanding." At the area of the Cloud Prefecture, the Idlecloud Immortal King smiled. Qin Wentian was too dazzling, even more so compared to the time during the selection test at the Cloud Prefecture.
In the past, the top ranker of Cloud Prefecture, Gu Zhantian was already extremely dazzling. Now, there was another Qin Wentian, and in addition, Jun Mengchen was also exceedingly outstanding. Naturally, all this caused the Idlecloud Immortal King to feel delight on his face. These people were all geniuses from his Cloud Prefecture.
However, there were many major powers in the Cloud Prefecture who have grudges with Qin Wentian. Their countenances turned extremely unsightly to behold. Qin Wentian's performance was too dazzling. If he truly became one of the top three, his status would instantly soar up to the heavens, becoming a Sage Child character of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
"He is indeed very outstanding. But at the moment, he's still limited to being outstanding among those on the same level. Gusu Tianqi is someone who surpassed his level, and the disparity between him and Qin Wentian is still extremely great. There's also Feather King, Xia Jiufeng and the others. These people are all astounding demon-level characters, in addition, Gu Zhantian of our Cloud Prefecture is similarly amazing as well. In any case, Qin Wentian is still very far away from being able to rank within the top three." Those beside him spoke in a low voice.
"There's logic in what you say. There's still one more demon-level character among the fifth-level ascendants. Su Feng of the Thunder Prefecture. Let's see how the battle between him and Qin Wentian turns out. If Qin Wentian can defeat him, there's no doubt that he would certainly be able to pass this and become one of the top twenty rankers and there's no longer a need for him to continue fighting in this round."
The Idlecloud King spoke with a smile. After Qin Wentian swept the other fifth-level ascendants under the rug, his gaze finally landed on the top ranker of the Thunder Prefecture, Su Feng.
In the thirteen prefectures, all the top rankers are absolutely extremely powerful. Although the Thunder Prefecture wasn't one of the top-ranked prefectures, the strength of the top ranker was still unfathomable. He might be exceedingly strong, or somewhat weak in comparison but no matter what, he was already standing at the peak of the Thunder Prefecture.
"Come up and fight." Qin Wentian stared at Su Feng.
Su Feng was as though he was long prepared. His gaze was incomparably sharp and he stood up immediately, walking over to the platform.
An incomparably dazzling twenty-seventh ranked supreme demon-level character, as well as the character who was deemed the strongest among fifth-level ascendants, Su Feng - top ranker of the Thunder Prefecture. This battle was extremely important.
The victor of this match would be ranked within the top twenty among these 160 participants, able to achieve this remarkable feat in a single battle!