Chapter 867: Gu Zhantian Dodges The Fight
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The Deepflame Immortal King stared hatefully at Qin Wentian, his expression ice cold, "Qin Wentian!"
Qin Wentian inclined his head and matched his gaze directly.
"Your provocation of this seat is a small matter but you were actually audacious enough to break the rules? After Blackpeak admitted defeat, you still dared to kill him, ignoring the rules of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, having no regards for all the immortal kings present. How are you going to pay for your deeds?" The Deepflame Immortal King stared in a glacial tone.
"Had he admitted defeat? I didn't hear anything. But if senior wishes to take revenge on me using this excuse I would have nothing to say. What can I even say? Senior is a supreme immortal king of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, while I'm only a puny ascendant here to participate in the recruitment event." Qin Wentian directly replied. He naturally didn't hear any admission of defeat, intentionally drowning out Blackpeak's voice. Not only him, none of the others could hear anything as well.
"I didn't hear it as well." Jun Mengchen continued, "Before this, the Deepflame Immortal King also came by and told my senior brother that some things are already destined and couldn't be changed by hard work alone. It's like saying that no matter how outstanding the performance of my senior brother is, he would never advance to the next round. If this is the case, we might as well not join the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. The three of us will simply quit voluntarily and depart right now."
"You guys..." The Deepflame Immortal King stared at them as his countenance turned to ice. Everyone knew of the grudge between him and Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian also publicly killed his disciple, challenging his prestige and humiliating him. Right now, if he wanted to use this as an excuse to oust Qin Wentian, it was clear he was using his personal connections for revenge.
"Deepflame Immortal King, forget it." At this moment, Dongsheng Ting stated. The Deepflame Immortal King glanced at Dongsheng Ting only to see Dongsheng Ting's eyes flickering with an unreadable light. The Deepflame Immortal King understood that Dongsheng Ting naturally will settle this for him using his own methods.
After snorting coldly, the Deepflame Immortal King didn't speak anymore.
Qin Wentian then returned to his seat. Right now, of the twenty participants only nineteen remained. Including Blackpeak, eight have already fought. Leaving a remaining of twelve.
"Cloud Prefecture, Zi Qingxuan. It's your turn next." Dongsheng Ting's gaze calmly turned to Zi Qingxuan, yet his heart was ice cold. Seems like Qin Wentian had a miraculous encounter after arriving in the immortal realms and met a powerful master. This was the only reason why he grew so fast and reached this level of prowess.
And because Princess Glaze was by his side, Dongsheng Ting naturally wouldn't intentionally make things difficult for Qin Wentian. If not, if Princess Qing`er learned of this, she would be able to easily guess at many things.
Zi Qingxuan walked onto the platform. Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen both already have a high chance of passing this round. She has to do her best too.
There were no weaklings among the remaining participants. The only one she had absolutely confidence in defeating naturally was Su Feng, who was at the same cultivation level as her. After all, they fought before. Winning a battle against Su Feng was a piece of cake for her.
"I challenge Su Feng." Zi Qingxuan turned her gaze onto Su Feng, causing Su Feng's face to darken. It was impossible for a stellar martial cultivator to massively increase in strength in a short amount of time. The strong would remain strong while the weak would naturally be weaker.
Su Feng naturally understood this. Even if they fought again, he would still be defeated by Zi Qingxuan.
"I concede." Su Feng didn't even step on the platform, choosing to concede immediately. He still had hope, at the very least he has the initiative authority now. He will do his best for the next battle and hopefully secure a win.
The top ten was really too difficult to get in. There were no weaklings among the participants.
"Next, Gu Zhantian." At this moment, Dongsheng Ting called out. It was finally Gu Zhantian's turn. Before this he had already lost one battle. If he was defeated again, he would be directly out of the running.
"Will it be an internal battle of the Cloud Prefecture?" The eyes of the spectators stared at Gu Zhantian. Earlier, Jun Mengchen had humiliated him and he had promised to have a death battle with him.
But after Jun Mengchen's domineering performance, defeating Xia Jiufeng, would Gu Zhantian still challenge him?
To Gu Zhantian, this battle would definitely be an extremely hard choice.
He had already lost one round. He could not afford to lose any more.
If he lost again, he would instantly be out of the top ten.
On the battle platform, Gu Zhantian's eyes flickered incessantly, he couldn't make up his mind.
Evidently, he was hesitating.
His conviction and self-confidence was no longer as strong as before. He didn't have the assurance he would be victorious.
Regardless of Jun Mengchen or Qin Wentian, he wasn't sure he could beat either of them. If not, he wouldn't hesitate at all and would have already challenged one of them.
Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen were both staring at Gu Zhantian, their eyes flickering with an intense battle intent. In fact, Jun Mengchen even flashed a thumbs down, indicating his contempt.
Gu Zhantian clenched his fists tightly as killing intent gushed forth from him. He was the top ranker of the Cloud Prefecture, how could he lose his will to fight? Even if he was defeated, he would never be a coward.
This battle is for victory as well as pride.
A gleam of sharpness erupted from his eyes. Gu Zhantian stared at the direction of the Cloud Prefecture and pointed his finger. However, he didn't point it at Jun Mengchen but Qin Wentian instead.
"Before this you already wanted a battle with me. I shall grant it to you. Qin Wentian, scram the fuck up here." Gu Zhantian roared in rage, choosing to fight against Qin Wentian.
A cold laughter flashed in Jun Mengchen's eyes as he stared at Qin Wentian who was beside him.
Gu Zhantian will definitely lose this battle for sure.
The top ranker of the Cloud Prefecture would actually not be able to enter the top ten.
Qin Wentian stood up and walked towards the battle platform again. He was the victor earlier hence the others could still challenge him.
"How about a battle to the death?" Qin Wentian stated coldly. When Jun Mengchen was badly poisoned earlier, Gu Zhantian didn't forget to curse him, wanting Jun Mengchen to die. His killing intent towards Jun Mengchen wasn't any less than that of Blackpeak's killing intent to Qin Wentian.
A brilliant light flashed in the air, suppressing both their cultivation bases to the same level. Gu Zhantian's expression flickered, staring hatefully at Qin Wentian but he didn't reply. Although he was still confident in his own abilities, he didn't have enough courage to face a battle to the death.
This was especially so after he watched Qin Wentian kill Blackpeak, the personal disciple of the Deepflame Immortal King.
His constellation, astral soul and a violent force gushed forth from him. Gu Zhantian didn't reply to Qin Wentian's words, he attacked straight away.
Qin Wentian unleashed the third level of the immortal battle art as rumbling sounds echoed from his body. A blood-colored light flashed as shimmering runic inscriptions flowed, forming a fiendgod armor that enveloped him protectively while he exuded an unexcelled aura in this world.
"Back then, this Gu Zhantian fought with my senior brother Qin. However, his cultivation base was three levels higher, how laughable. If they are at the same level, my senior brother can effortlessly destroy him." Jun Mengchen wasn't polite at all as he spoke, staring at the experts from the major powers as well as the participants from the Cloud Prefecture. They had always held Qin Wentian in contempt. However, the rise of his senior was something no one could stop.
Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered as millions of his incarnations appeared. These incarnations slammed forth with a palm strike that was capable of seizing the stars and moon, tearing through everything in their way.
Gu Zhantian's roar towered into the sky as a flood dragon manifested, coiling around his body. Each and every one of his strikes caused demonic beings to materialize, colliding against the attacks of Qin Wentian.
However at this moment, the millions of incarnations of Qin Wentian multiplied once more, encircling this space completely, burying Gu Zhantian within. It can very well be imagined how powerful the power of this innate technique is.
"Can he withstand the energy consumption rate of such a tyrannical technique?" The immortal kings stared at Qin Wentian. It was impossible for this kind of immortal-ranked innate technique to manifest true bodies. Most probably, Qin Wentian created a mirage of sorts, multiplying the incarnations by over a million times, allowing these mirages to have his attack power for only an instant. However, the energy consumption rate should be so terrifyingly astronomical that it should be impossible.
Staring at the impossible amount of incarnations that appeared in an instant, Gu Zhantian felt his heart trembling. His self-confidence collapsed even further as he thought once again about Blackpeak's death.
Every single one of Qin Wentian's incarnations were shimmering with resplendent battle light. It was too terrifying. Just one of the incarnations alone was already extremely tough to deal with, giving him a stifling pressure that threatened to overwhelm him.
"I CONCEDE!" Gu Zhantian roared using the entirety of his strength. Qin Wentian who was about to attack couldn't help but to be startled a little. After which, his millions of incarnations disappeared as his original body appeared.
The battle light was still radiating from him. He simply stared at Gu Zhantian and without saying anything, he lifted his foot and walked away, back to the location where those from the Cloud Prefecture were seated at.
However this kind of disdain, was no doubt a form of humiliation to Gu Zhantian.
He had always wanted a battle against Qin Wentian but today, when the chance to battle really came, it actually ended in such a manner.
Gu Zhantian was ousted from this round, the top ranker of the Cloud Prefecture would not advance any further after getting into the top twenty.
"ARGHHHHHHHHH!" A thunderous howl rang out, shaking the heavens and earth. Gu Zhantian inclined his head and stared at the skies with both his fists tightly clenched. Burning with shame, he walked down the battle platform.
"Gu Zhantian was ousted. No one can challenge him any longer." Dongsheng Ting remarked in a faint voice. Many of the spectators felt disbelief in their hearts. The top ranker of the Cloud Prefecture was actually ousted from further competition in such a manner while the 27th ranker of the Cloud Prefecture destroyed Blackpeak in his first battle and eliminated Gu Zhantian in his second.
Who exactly is the true top ranker of the Cloud Prefecture?
But no matter what, Gu Zhantian is no longer apart of this. He wasn't qualified enough.
"Next, Ye Qianchen of the Qian Prefecture." Dongsheng Ting spoke. A moment later, Ye Qianchen walked onto the platform.
He, the top ranker of the Qian Prefecture, challenged the top ranker of the Mo Prefecture, Yan Zimo.
The ending was Ye Qianchen's victory.
Next, the top ranker of the Li Prefecture, Cang Ao, challenged the top ranker of the Rock Prefecture, Bashan.
The ending was Cang Ao's victory.
The top ranker of the Blazing Sun Prefecture, Dugu Xishan challenged the top ranker of the Yue Prefecture, Gu Hong.
The ending was Dugu Xishan's victory.
These participants from the thirteen prefectures who were extremely famous, were defending their reputation with their domineering strength. After all, within the entire thirteen prefectures, only a single participant from each of the prefectures still remained in this test!