AGM 139 - Golden-Corona Astral Souls
Qin Wentian crushed Orchon and Chu Chen and had advanced to one of the top three positions.
At this moment, countless gazes were riveted on him. The youth whom people called a genius wanted to let everyone remember him.
Nobody had forgotten his previous announcement. He was Qin Wentian of Sky Harmony City, son of Qin Chuan.
"How handsome." Fatty looked up at the Heavens as he closed his eyes and drew in a deep breath, exhibiting an expression of intense enjoyment. From now onwards, his wealth would enable him to show off. Even if it was courting girls, it would also be much easier. The feeling of being rich was just too marvellous!
"MY BET F*CKING PAID OFF." Another voice hysterically screamed from within the crowd. Qin Wentian being one of the top three rankers, such an improbable thing actually became reality.
"I struck it rich this time around." The young man beside Immortal Drunken Wine had a radiant smile on his face. Previously, he had bet 100 stones on Qin Wentian obtaining one of the top three position. Now that it became a reality, and according to the previous payout rates, he would earn a total of 10,000 Yuan Meteor Stones.
"I can hear Heaven's Wonder crying." Immortal Drunken Wine laughed.
"Why would they be crying? Look at the number of people gambling, and take note that only an extremely few number of people bet on Qin Wentian. I think that Heaven's Wonder made a killing instead." The young man smiled as he continued, "Compared to them, my earnings could only be considered peanuts."
"Starting from today, Qin Wentian, you've created a miracle in the Chu Country. In all of the Jun Lin Banquet ever hosted, there had never been someone who obtained one of the top three rankings with merely a cultivation base at the 7th level of Arterial Circulation. You are the first." in the direction of Mo Clan, Mo Qingcheng's father, Mo Tianlin smiled as he spoke, causing many to be startled.
There was no mistake. Today, Qin Wentian had created an unprecedented miracle for the first time in the history of Chu.
Qin Wentian gazed over in the direction and spotted Mo Qingcheng, who was beside her father, making ghost faces at him. Instantly, he had an inkling of who Mo Tianling was, and he replied, "Thanks for your praise, Senior."
"Work hard. Since you can have this level of attainment today, you will surely become a legend of Chu in the future." Mo Tianlin smiled at Qin Wentian, causing many in the crowd to start fantasizing. A legend of Chu, was Mo Tianlin referring to a character like his father? A person who was said to be the strongest under the Heavenly Dipper Realm?
Mo Tianlin's attitude also created great waves in the hearts of many other clans. He was openly showing good will towards Qin Wentian.
"Indeed, this feat of his is almost impossible to achieve." An Liuyan of the Divine Weapon Pavilion laughed, causing the spectators to shift their gaze over in their direction. The Divine Weapon Pavilion had never once attended the Jun Lin Banquet, but to think they actually came this time around. Most likely, they were here to show their support for the young genius Grandmaster, Qin Wentian.
"Haha, a legendary youth not even 17 years of age actually created such a miracle. How dazzling would his future be? Perhaps we should carve his sculpture and placed it in front of the Emperor Star Monuments?" In the direction of Emperor Star Academy, old Gu laughed out loud, giving Qin Wentian an extremely high evaluation. It also seemed that he was intentionally trying to dissolve Luo Qianqiu's influence.
"A sculpture in front of the Emperor Star Monuments?" Many people gasped in awe. Did Qin Wentian really had such a potential? In any case, from the time they were young, all legends also grew and matured step by step. Would they have the chance to witness the birth of a legend?
However, there were some who were happy about it, and others who were unhappy.
Especially those from the Ye Clan and the Ou Clan, all of whom had a heavy expression on their faces as though they were regretting the fact that they didn't place enough importance on Qin Wentian and failed to kill him before his talent blossomed.
Ye Zhan's countenance went ash-green. Back then, Qin Wentian could not even be compared to him, but now they were already two people belonging to different worlds.
Especially the fact that he would always disdain Qin Wentian in front of Liu Yan. It seems that his words were all coming back to smack him right in the face.
"It's the end of the road for him. He can't possibly advance any further." Ye Zhan whispered in a low voice. But even so, he knew that for Qin Wentian to be able to reach this stage was already something many others could not do.
Liu Yan, who was beside him, gazed at Qin Wentian on the platform before bowing her head in silence.
There was also one in the crowd who had the same complicated feelings as Liu Yan. This person was none other than Autumn Snow. Looking at the proud silhouette standing on the platform, how could one ever imagined that this person was once the trash of Sky Harmony City? Autumn Snow could still vividly remember the sun-like smile Qin Wentian used to show her. Although he couldn't cultivate, he had always been cheerful, using running as a method to temper his body, persevering onwards with unflagging efforts.
Although only the short span of a year had passed, to Autumn Snow, her current mental state was completely different compared to that a year ago.
It was as though each day had been agonisingly slow for her this year.
Since Qin Wentian was now one of the top three, this meant that he already had the qualifications to challenge Luo Qianqiu and Sikong Mingyue.
Sikong Mingyue had a wide smile on his face as he looked at Qin Wentian. He was extremely happy. He was initially worried that Qin Wentian wouldn't be able to stand before him. Since Qin Wentian managed to do it, however, he would have no other excuse to avoid the battle with him. How could he not be happy?
2nd Sword and 3rd Night wouldn't die in vain. The shame of Snowcloud...he would wash the slate clean with his own hands!
"I will give you four hours to rest." The aged figure spoke, causing the hearts of the spectators to be filled with an unbearable itch. However, they also understood the logic behind it. After all, Qin Wentian had fought continuously, the Astral Energy within his body should have already been depleted. Naturally, he would need some time to recuperate before entering the battle in optimal condition.
"Go, let's go to Drunken Wonder to look at the new payout rates." The crowd soon left one after another, rushing to Drunken Wonder.
After arriving at Drunken Wonder, they immediately rushed to find out what the new payout rates were for the individuals contending for the number one position.
Luo Qianqiu's adjusted payout rate was 3:4. Sikong Mingyue's was 1:3, while Qin Wentian's was 1:10. Although it was much lower compared to the past, it was also clearly obvious that Heaven's Wonder still favoured Luo Qianqiu and Sikong Mingyue.
Naturally, these weren't the only payout rates computed for the upcoming battle.
Just like the other battles, the three of them would have a total of three rounds of battle. Luo Qianqiu versus Sikong Mingyue, Luo Qianqiu versus Qin Wentian, Qin Wentian versus Sikong Mingyue. But if Luo Qianqiu defeating Sikong Mingyue and Sikong Mingyue defeating Qin Wentian, there would no longer a need for the third battle.It seemed obvious that Qin Wentian would lose as well if he were to fight with Luo Qianqiu.
Since the payout rate for Qin Wentian was this high, there were even people considering whether should they test their luck and bet on Qin Wentian.
And thus, there were many who started betting in a particular way. Three stones on Luo Qianqiu, one stone on Qin Wentian. If Luo Qianqiu won, they wouldn't lose anything. But if Qin Wentian won, they would have struck it rich. But for this case, there was another scenario. They would lose big time if the winner was Sikong Mingyue instead.
And there would also be people thinking that this method of betting was total crap because Qin Wentian would definitely never become the champion. If Luo Qianqiu won, they would earn nothing, and if Sikong Mingyue won, they would lose everything. This method of betting was too stupid, why not just bet all on Luo Qianqiu instead?
Fan Le, that fatty, didn't continued betting. After all, he had already made so much; there was no need for him to take another risk.
The four hours of time would soon pass. On the arena, Luo Qianqiu, Sikong Mingyue, and Qin Wentian was seated in three different platforms respectively.
Qin Wentian clutched Yuan Meteor Stones in his hands as he quietly cultivated. In this span of four hours, he got increasingly familiar with the 2nd Stance of the Great Dream Halberd Art, Fallen Star, to the point where the might contained within was similar to that level of strength in his dream.
And at this very moment, Sikong Mingyue, who was sitting down cross-leggedly, abruptly opened his eyes as a terrifying killing intent manifested into a ray of light, shooting frenziedly towards Qin Wentian. That pressure seemed as though it wanted to devour Qin Wentian alive.
Qin Wentian opened his eyes and stared at Sikong Mingyue before casting a glance towards Luo Qianqiu.
Regardless of whether it was Luo Qianqiu or Sikong Mingyue, both of them wanted him to die. No matter whom he fought against, the battles would surely be exceptionally intense.
"The first battle, Luo Qianqiu versus Sikong Mingyue," At this moment, a voice rang out. The entire crowd of audience went silent as their gazes were riveted onto the two named silhouettes on the platform.
The aged figure actually didn't select Qin Wentian for the first ranking battle, but Luo Qianqiu and Sikong Mingyue instead.
"The ranking between the first and second position?"
"This battle should be the pinnacle climax of all battles held in the Jun Lin Banquet, right?"
Many speculated in their hearts. Meanwhile, Sikong Mingyue walked up the first platform, standing right in front of Luo Qianqiu.
Both of them bowed slightly to each other, indicating their respect for each other's strength. However, at the same instant, both of their Astral Souls manifested in a shower of dazzling light.
The moment when their Astral Souls were released, countless gasps could be heard from the spectators.
The two of them released both of their Astral Souls. And around their Astral Souls, a corona of golden light could actually be seen, exceedingly dazzling. This indicated that their Astral Souls hailed from the 3rd Heavenly Layer at the very least.
"Although Luo Qianqiu enrolled in the Emperor Star Academy for a year, he has never released his Astral Souls before. It wasn't because he wanted to keep a low-profile, but rather that he has never met a worthy opponent who would force him to do so. Now, however, he finally met someone he deemed worthy enough."
The hearts of the crowd were shuddering, Luo Qianqiu's Astral Souls were the Lightning Revenant Astral Soul as well as an Arm-type Astral Soul
Both of Sikong Mingyue's Astral Souls also originated from the 3rd Heavenly Layer - he actually had a Seven Slaughters Astral Soul and a Sword-type Astral Soul. Sikong Mingyue actually had a Sword-type Astral Soul!
Such high-grade Astral Souls! Taking into account the combinations, their Astral Souls would undoubtedly grant them terrifying attack power. It was no wonder that none of the other cultivators could stand against them. After all, for those with the same level of cultivation, victory depended on the strength of their Astral Souls. The purer the Astral Energy was, the strongest their attacks would be.
(Seven Slaughters Astral Soul), Seven Kills/ Seven Slaughters or Qi Sha
More reference can be found here. If you are too lazy to click the link, here's a short summary:
The Qi Sha symbolizes an independent individual, rebellious, straight-forward and brave. He is a warrior that leads his followers to fight and overcome the greatest obstacles. His pure guts and tenacity spurs him to overcome all hurdles and stumbling blocks. He cannot work with others due to his aggressive and dominant character. He would challenge his superiors or bosses if he thinks their ideas are flawed