Chapter 858: Jun Mengchen's Crisis
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
This series of battles were different from the one's earlier. Before this, it was a chaotic battle where whoever could challenge whoever, with combatants from different levels of cultivation. However only for this period, every battle fought was within the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon.
Qin Wentian caused a tempest. After him, Su Feng also wanted to establish his might with domineering force and at the very end, a supreme female heaven chosen Zi Qingxuan appeared, defeating Su Feng. Within this cultivation level, only Qin Wentian and Zi Qingxuan won every single one of their fights, they had no losses.
Because both Qin Wentian and Zi Qingxuan didn't clash with each other, their relationship should be very good, to the extent where even those immortal kings would comment about it. Who knows, maybe they might be a couple.
And after that battle with Su Feng, the name list of participants at the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon that made it into the top twenty was already mostly confirmed. There shouldn't be any problem for Qin Wentian and Zi Qingxuan. Su Feng still might have a chance to be part of the top twenty - the prerequisite was that the participants of the other levels must not be as dazzling as him. Other than these three characters, there were no others at the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon who had the qualifications to be part of the top twenty.
The others were destined only to be ordinary core disciples, and they already lost the chance to compete for the status of a Sage Child. Also, for people who can't even step into the top twenty rankings, how could those high up immortal kings spare a look at them?
If the supreme immortal kings of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect wanted to accept disciples, they would also select participants from within the top twenty.
After Zi Qingxuan's battle ended, she returned back to her seat. The gazes of several people shot towards her, and upon seeing her sitting next to Qin Wentian, there were experts who involuntarily laughed. "Truly, they are very compatible."
In fact, even the Idlecloud Immortal King turned and glanced at both Zi Qingxuan and Qin Wentian as a deep smile appeared on his face. "Both of you must last long together. Haha."
Zi Qingxuan's countenance instantly turned red. Even that icy aura from her disappeared. At this moment, she was simply stunning. Qin Wentian also had an awkward smile on his face. In truth, his interactions with Zi Qingxuan couldn't be considered deep or a lot. He completely had no thoughts of matters of love with regards to her. He could only shake his head and sigh, seems like be it ordinary mortals or high up immortals, gossip would always be present.
"Don't mind them." Qin Wentian smiled at Zi Qingxuan upon seeing how embarrassed she was.
Zi Qingxuan inclined her head and glanced at Qin Wentian. Upon seeing his clear eyes and the smile on his handsome face, with sunlight all around him, Qin Wentian was truly an exceptional young man. However, he didn't seem to have any of such thoughts.
"I won't. They are only joking around." Zi Qingxuan spoke in a low voice before shifting her eyes away.
"Haha, jokes can become reality too." Jun Mengchen started laughing beside them. Qin Wentian turned over and harshly glared at this junior brother of his. Jun Mengchen made a cheeky face before obediently shutting up.
Next, the other experts from the various cultivation levels appeared on the battle platform. There were also plenty of dazzling characters who appeared. Nevertheless, Qin Wentian discovered that the higher one's cultivation level is, the easier it would be able to have a dazzling performance, causing people to be impressed. This should be because of the deeper comprehension one had of their own constellations, as well as the amount of astral energy available to them.
For those who just stepped into the Celestial Phenomenon Realm, their foundations weren't that solid yet and they would not have many innate techniques available to them. They also wouldn't have enough power hence their impressiveness would surely be lower. Some could also be considered supreme level geniuses, though the distance between them and higher level cultivators was obvious.
This was cultivation, at the later part of one's path, the amount of innate techniques and cultivation arts accumulated would become increasingly greater. One's level of comprehension is different, hence the disparity between levels was evident as well. The tiers between geniuses could clearly be seen.
Hence not only for Qin Wentian, the other immortal kings were naturally also aware of this. Within the thirteen prefectures, for the top three rankers position, there was a high possibility that they would be fifth-level ascendants and above. It was said that on average there would be two participants from each cultivation level. However in truth, there would be more participants from higher levels of cultivation within the top twenty.
Qin Wentian and Zi Qingxuan had already defeated the top ranker of the Thunder Prefecture. Hence, there shouldn't be any problems to be ranked within the top twenty.
"Senior brother, what rewards do you think there will be for the top three rankers?" At the immortal banquet, Jun Mengchen chatted with Qin Wentian.
"Not clear about that but at the very least, they should be above immortal-foundation ranked treasures. If not, it wouldn't be able to showcase the impressiveness of obtaining the top three positions." Qin Wentian smiled as he drank his wine.
"Mhm." This banquet occurs only once every hundred years and even the nutritious effects of the food served here are comparable to immortal-ranked pills. I'm sure the rewards for the top three would surely cause people to be stunned with awe. Senior brother, we have to do our best to obtain those treasures. Also, senior sister Qingxuan, let's try our hardest to walk all the way till the end!"
Jun Mengchen was very optimistic. Although he was incomparably ferocious during combat, his true personality was like that of a child when he interacted privately with Qin Wentian and Zi Qingxuan. Clean and innocent, not scheming at all.
"Haha you are so confident?" Qin Wentian couldn't help but to smile when he saw how optimistic Jun Mengchen was.
"Naturally. Senior brother, at the very least as of now, there's no one who can force me to unleash my complete strength. I'm sure this is the same for you guys as well. We will definitely become the top three rankers." Jun Mengchen was filled with confidence but at this moment, a cold snort resounded out. "How brazen, you guys simply don't know the immensity of the heavens and earth. People like you can become the top three? What about Gusu Tianqi, Feather King and Cang Ao? Which one of them have talents that would lose out to you all? You guys are all unable to compare to them just based on your puny cultivation levels."
The person who spoke was none other than Zuyu of the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor. At the banquet, he was sitting together with Gu Zhantian.
"When we are speaking, who are you to interrupt? Shut the fuck up." Jun Mengchen impolitely retorted.
"As the top ranker of our Cloud Prefecture, Gu Zhantian doesn't even have half your arrogance. You guys must have gone empty-headed just by winning a few victories. How ridiculous." Zuyu mocked as he continued, "Who knows, maybe at the end you might even die on the battle platform."
Qin Wentian's gaze turned over. His cold eyes swept over to Zuyu, with an expression as sharp as swords within. Jun Mengchen was his junior apprentice brother and they were just casually chatting, yet this Zuyu actually cursed him?
"I truly want to see how far can you go." Qin Wentian coldly replied.
"I also want to see how far all of you can go." Gu Zhantian interrupted. "Before this, I didn't get the chance to kill you back in the Cloud Prefecture. What a pity. Now, since our cultivation levels are different, I have no way to challenge you at all. If not for this, I would surely look for you to clear our debts. Do you think you would even have the chance to act so brazenly here?"
"Since he won a few rounds, just let him be happy for a little while." There was an immortal-foundation expert from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor who sarcastically added.
"You guys..." Jun Mengchen started raging as his aura gushed forth.
"Mengchen forget it. What's the point of crossing verbal swords? They will see the ending for themselves." Qin Wentian placated Jun Mengchen upon seeing his temper flaring up. Only then did Jun Mengchen snort coldly. After that, upon seeing there were no participants on top of the battle platform, Jun Mengchen's silhouette flickered as he transformed into a beam of light, directly arriving at the top of the platform.
"Who wants to challenge me?" Jun Mengchen roared. The medallion on his robes showed that he was ranked #2 of the Cloud Prefecture, giving off a sense of threat.
Only to see a participant walking up. It was none other than the sixth ranker of the Underworld Prefecture. This participant exuded a terrifying icy feeling, he stared at Jun Mengchen and spoke, "Ranked #2 of the Cloud Prefecture, I wonder if your reputation is justified?"
"You will soon be able to tell that with your own eyes." Jun Mengchen spoke as a towering battle might erupted forth from him, manifesting a countless number of tempests that gushed out. His entire body was cloaked in king armor, making it so that he resembled an absolute war king of the generations. There was also a fearsome phantom that appeared behind him. Jun Mengchen stepped out and with every step he took, the king aura radiating from him grew even stronger.
"BATTLE!" Jun Mengcheng roared. Instantly, the tempests from before intensified. The crowd only saw the entire space about to fall apart. With just a single roar, there seemed to be demonic beasts and war chariots ravaging through the skies. Millions of soldiers existed just to fight for him. Jun Mengchen was like the king of them all, able to summon an endless number of warriors.
"What sort of battle-type immortal art is this?" An immortal king asked in a low voice. He had never seen this type of immortal art or technique before.
"It's like he is an innate war king, how extraordinary." Some other expert replied. The immortals all became serious as they stared at Jun Mengcheng's battle.
They only watched as Jun Mengchen continued roaring. His opponent was an extraordinary individual as well but he was suppressed completely by Jun Mengchen, trampled by the unending hordes under the war king control, blasting him off the platform.
Jun Mengchen, won a complete and convincing victory.
"WHO ELSE?" Jun Mengchen stood on the battle platform exuding an awe-inspiring aura. His eyes swept past those participants of the Cloud Prefecture, and there was a hint of being peeved flickering in his eyes. He wanted them to open their eyes wide and see how far the distance between them was. He, his senior brother Qin and senior sister Zi Qingxuan, even if they couldn't enter the top three, being in the top ten was no problem for any of them. This was the lowest requirement they had for themselves.
"Jun Mengchen still wants to continue to battle?" Many people before him all fought a single battle before going down to rest, allowing a gap between their individual battles. But now, they were all roused with fighting spirit after seeing Jun Mengchen's fight.
For the fourth-level of Celestial Phenomenon, several extraordinary geniuses stood atop the battle platform, their battle qi gushing forth intensely, fighting against Jun Mengchen one after another. However, under that imposing king aura, there were actually no fourth-level ascendants among the participants who could defeat Jun Mengchen.
There were only two words that are able to describe that elegant-looking Jun Mengchen when he is in combat - incomparably savage.
However right now at the immortal banquet, the Deepflame Immortal King cast a glance at a certain direction. Over there, there was an immortal king that seemed shrouded in darkness. His status and position was equal to the Deepflame Immortal King and there was a young man beside him who is now walking towards the platform at this moment.
Qin Wentian couldn't help but furrow his brows when he noticed this scene. Was that young man a personal disciple of an immortal king? This person was extremely low-profile, walking over when Jun Mengchen was still in the midst of a battle. It was as though other than Qin Wentian, no one noticed his approach. Swiftly after Jun Mengchen defeated his current opponent, that young man appeared on the battle platform.
"This man is dangerous." Qin Wentian turned his gaze to the platform as he silently mused. Jun Mengchen's combat prowess was extraordinary, although this young man was a personal disciple of an immortal king, there still shouldn't be any problems for Jun Mengchen to fight against him. In any case, Jun Mengchen also said that he hasn't exerted his full strength yet.
However when the young man appeared on the platform, the various immortal kings around that black-robed immortal king shrouded in darkness couldn't help but to cast a deep glance at him and the Deepflame Immortal King. They then narrowed their eyes and turned their attention back to Jun Mengchen. This little fellow actually had such terrible luck.
Jun Mengchen roared excitedly as his fists punched out with no mercy. However, a large amount of blood-energy directly swallowed the power of his attack.
Jun Mengchen's countenance stiffened, knowing that he was facing off against an extraordinary genius. He stepped forth, his fists gleaming with an inconceivably violent energy, directly speeding towards the young man as his fists shot out with crushing might.
"BANG!" Jun Mengchen's fist smashed onto his opponent's body. In just an instant, a river of blood gushed out from his opponent, dyeing Jun Mengchen's armor blood-red, completely engulfing him within. At the same time, beside his opponent, a true body gradually took form.
"That's a blood clone. Jun Mengchen is in for it. That clone is filled with dreadful blood-poison!" Some immortal kings felt extremely regretful when they saw this scene, bemoaning the fall of such a rare genius like Jun Mengchen. And as expected, Jun Mengchen's countenance drastically changed. A terrifying blood poison instantly started to corrode his bloodstream, gradually turning his face black. In fact, even the king armor enveloping him had turned completely black!