Chapter 873: Ranked Last
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
What kind of character was the Dream Demon King? He was a king in dreams and control the obscure and powerful dream law energy, able to easily enter the dreamscapes of other.
Where did dreams originate from? Naturally, dreams stemmed from one's subconscious.
The Dream Demon King was able to make use of the dreamscape he created to pry into the subconsciousness of others, peeping into their most important memories.
Within the depths of Qin Wentian's sea of consciousness, his most precious memories were naturally there.
At this moment Qin Wentian's aura was frenziedly gushing out, causing a fearsome tempest to manifest and erupt forth on the platform. The commotion he caused startled many of the spectators as they all glanced towards his direction.
Within the dreamscape, Qin Wentian wanted to break out of it. He stabilized his mind and heart, not allowing the Dream Demon King to read his memories. But it felt as though he was controlled by an obscure and mysterious law energy, not allowing him to break free. Memories of Qingcheng appeared, it was as though he could see her in the particle world waiting for him. That perfect countenance whose eyes were limpid like autumn water, contained boundless longing, waiting for him to return. The Medicine Sovereign stood beside Mo Qingcheng, consoling her.
All these were simply his own thoughts, buried deep within his sea of consciousness. Nevertheless, they were forced to play out due to the nature of the Dream Demon King's dreamscape. The more he recalled about his memories, the deeper the understanding the Dream Demon King would have of him, as more and more of his memories would be displayed out in the open.
Incomparably enraged. Right now, Qin Wentian's mind seemed to split into two parts. One part of him struggled and tried his best to break free. That was the clear-headed him. But the other part of him didn't seem to be under his control.
"DESPICABLE!" Qin Wentian roared with rage in his heart. Was this truly a 'test'? It was obviously prying into his memories. To stellar martial cultivators, this was a great taboo, no one is allowed to pry into the memories of others as everyone has their own secrets. Once this taboo was committed, an extremely deep hatred would definitely be formed. Hence, for those proficient in soul searching, no one was willing to become friends with them. They are all existences that were avoided by everybody.
However, this Dream Demon King was clearly using the pretext of a test to search and pry into his memories.
His memories played out one after another, he thought about the kin and close friends he had back in his particle world. His foster fathers Qin Chuan and Ye Qingyun. His sister Qin Yao, his senior apprentice sister Luo Huan, his teacher Mustang...Also, thoughts of Fatty Fan Le and Ouyang Kuangsheng also surfaced.
"I CAN'T LET THIS CONTINUE !" Qin Wentian's clear-headed self was roaring in a towering rage. An imposing figure then appeared before him. This figure glanced at him with a smile on its face, yet its size was so huge that its head touched the heavens.
"ARGHHH, GET THE FUCK OUT FROM MY MIND!"
Whitish candle flames ignited, circulating around his entire body while growing brighter and brighter, illuminating his heart. In an instant, his entire body was engulfed in blazing flames.
A earth-shattering roar rumbled the battle platform as Qin Wentian's eyes abruptly wrenched open. He was forced to retreat a few steps back due to the impact but he had already woken up.
At this moment, countless gazes from the spectators landed onto Qin Wentian. Dongsheng Ting's countenance was like normal, but sharpness flickered in his eyes. As for the Deepflame Immortal King, a cold smile adorned his lips.
The top three ranks...did this brat really believe he would be able to become one of the top three?
Merely a fool's dream. Qin Wentian is lost in his fantasy. Regardless of him being here sincerely, wanting to seek an opportunity to enter the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect or not, Dongsheng Ting would never allow him to become part of the top three.
As for Dongsheng Ting, he was the true controller of the test. Although he sought the opinions of the immortal kings and Princess Glaze, he was ultimately still the controller of everything.
"The first heaven chosen that couldn't persist on is Qin Wentian, ranked #27 of the Cloud Prefecture. Although his combat prowess is overwhelming, I didn't expect that he would be the first to fail to persist among the ten during this test." An immortal king sighed.
"The test administered by the Dream Demon King would test the will and temperament of the participants. Sometimes, for those with strong combat prowess, it doesn't mean that their will and determination would be outstanding. In addition, there are no weaklings among the remaining ten, all of them are very powerful. It's only normal if Qin Wentian is the first to fail to persist." Someone added.
"There's no hurry, this is only the first round of testing. Maybe he would have dazzling results in the next two rounds? Seniors, don't be so fast to put Qin Wentian down." Dongsheng Ting smiled, as though he was speaking on behalf of Qin Wentian.
Princess Glaze's beautiful eyes flickered with a strange light as she stared at Qin Wentian on the battle platform. According to her judgement, Qin Wentian shouldn't be the first to fail to persist by right. This young man was extremely patient and his will and determination should be resolute, with an extraordinary temperament.
Even if he wasn't the most outstanding in these aspects, he still shouldn't be the first that failed this round.
Upon thinking of this, Princess Glaze cast a deep glance at the sleeping Dream Demon King as well as the various immortal kings who were talking to each other. All of them were still laughing as they chatted as though none of them had discovered anything strange.
The sight of this seemed normal but did they truly not know anything?
Failing to persist? Qin Wentian exited the dreamscape because of failing to persist? Most probably, he struggled and broke free out on his own volition.
Qin Wentian stood atop the platform and glanced at his surroundings. The other nine participants were still in the dreamscape and had not exited yet.
His eyes gleamed sharply, flashing with the fire of anger as he stared at the Dream Demon King. However, he didn't say anything.
What could he say? That he received an unfair treatment?
This place was the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect and the Dream Demon King was the administrator of this test. He only needed to find a casual excuse to refute his claims and what could Qin Wentian do?
Maybe, Dongsheng Ting set this round of testing purposely to make him fail, giving him no opportunities to rebut. If he tries to rebut, the immortal kings would all feel that his temperament was inferior, even wanting to blame the administrator after failing the test due to his own inadequacies.
Dongsheng Ting was telling him whose territory this was.
The words of the Deepflame Immortal King echoed once more in his mind. "Some endings are already destined." But truly, is this ending destined and he couldn't change it the slightest?
Qin Wentian closed his eyes and sat cross-legged on the platform, not saying anything. He was long prepared that he would be intentionally targeted. And so, what else could he still say?
Let's just see the ending then.
The test for the others continued. Time flowed by, Qin Ta was the second to exit the dreamscape.
After him, was Zi Qingxuan. When she awoke, she was panting. Drawing in a deep breath, she stabilized her heart and mind.
Upon seeing Qin Wentian had already awoken as well, a look of bewilderment couldn't help but to flash in her eyes. She then transmitted her voice to Qin Wentian, "What did you see in the dreamscape?"
"He was trying to steal my memories, but I struggled free and forced myself to wake up." Qin Wentian didn't hide anything from Zi Qingxuan. He then asked, "What about you?"
"A terrifying nightmare. He scoured my consciousness for the things I feared most and used them against me." Zi Qingxuan replied.
"So this Dream Demon King uses different methods to test all ten of us. The degree of difficulty was naturally completely different as it could be freely dictated by him. In fact, he could even determine the rankings." Qin Wentian coldly transmitted his voice. Zi Qingxuan also understood in her heart. If some hidden unfair treatment occurred during these final three rounds of testing, who would suspect this? And more importantly, who would investigate this?
Ye Qianchen was the fourth to exit and after him, Jun Mengchen was the fifth.
"Senior brother, senior sister Qingxuan, what are your rankings?" Jun Mengchen directly transmitted his voice over to them as he asked.
"I'm third from the back." Zi Qingxuan replied.
"I'm the first from the back." Qin Wentian replied. The words of the two of them caused Jun Mengchen's eyes to narrow as his countenance turned unsightly.
"These three fellow sect members were all so outstanding earlier but upon the testing for the top ten, they seemed to fall off somewhat. All ten of them are simply too strong, each excelling at different aspects." An immortal king at the banquet commented.
Qin Wentian and his fellow sect members were ranked in the bottom five. Such a performance was truly lackluster compared to their earlier performance.
And next, Mo Wen was the sixth to exit, Ruthless the seventh and Feather King the eighth.
"As expected of Gusu Tianqi and the personal disciple of the Myriad Incarnations Immortal King, Hua Taixu. Their wills and temperament are both extraordinary." The spectators all praised as they saw both Gusu Tianqi and Hua Taixu were the remaining two.
"Myriad Incarnations, your disciple is truly outstanding." Some immortal kings turned and smiled at the Myriad Incarnations Immortal King.
She had a smile on her face. In this test, if the conditions were equal for all participants, she believed that Hua Taixu would definitely be ranked first.
But at this moment, Hua Taixu's eyes suddenly opened.
The Myriad Incarnations Immortal King couldn't help but feel a little puzzled, but she quickly adjusted her state of mind. It made sense, it wouldn't be too appropriate if her disciple were to be ranked first in this test designed to recruit disciples for the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor.
Gusu Tianqi was the last to wake up.
All ten of the participants had exited the dreamscape.
The Dream Demon King was still in a deep sleep as though what happened earlier had nothing to do with him.
"Many thanks to Senior Dream Demon for helping out." Dongsheng Ting smiled. He then glanced at the ten participants on the platform and spoke in a clear voice, "Everyone, you are all really outstanding to have persisted for so long during the test. This is especially so for Gusu Tianqi, Hua Taixu, Feather King and Ruthless. Awesome."
"Naturally, for those geniuses who ranked at the bottom for this test, don't be disheartened." Dongsheng Ting spoke, glancing over to Qin Wentian as he smiled and continued, "There are still two more rounds of testing after this and as long as your performances are outstanding, you still have a chance to fight for the top three. The various immortal king seniors will all be judging your performances."
The ten participants didn't say anything. Qin Wentian glanced at that handsome-looking countenance of Dongsheng Ting. He exuded elegance and behaved so naturally, showing no signs at all.
"Now I will publicly proclaim the rankings for the first round. Number 1 Gusu Tianqi, #2 Hua Taixu, #3 Feather King, #4 Ruthless, #5 Mo Wen, #6 Jun Mengchen, #7 Ye Qianchen, #8 Zi Qingxuan, #9 Qin Ta, #10 Qin Wentian!"
Dongsheng Ting spoke, announcing the rankings for the first round of testing.
In this round, Qin Wentian was directly ranked last!
The eyes of the Deepflame Immortal King flickered, sweeping over to Qin Wentian. Last ranked, his highness Dongsheng Ting was ruthless enough indeed. In that case, how can Qin Wentian still overturn the situation?
Wanting to get into the top three? Just continue dreaming!