AGM 312 - Suppressing all Obstacles
Just when Qin Wentian was pondering over this, a silhouette abruptly appeared, emanating an overwhelming pressure as it stood arrogantly in the air.
His glance swept across to Qin Wentian and the two others as he asked, "Do the three of you want to try out the test to see if you can successfully barge through the Unmatch Realm's entrance?"
"Barge." Ouyang Kuangsheng nodded to Qin Wentian and the rest. "This place is littered with talented geniuses from all of Grand Xia. Only by succeeding in barging through the Unmatched Realm's entrance would you be able to obtain the right to cultivate in the Unmatched Realm. Over here, there are truly many terrifying figures, if you want to stand toe to toe or exceed them, this is a test you definitely must undergo."
"Right." Qin Wentian and the two others nodded their heads, Ouyang Kuangsheng wouldn't lie to them.
"Yes." Gazing at the silhouette standing in the air, Qin Wentian replied. Momentarily, the silhouette stomped, and as a thunderous sound echoed, an illusory city rose up in front of them. That silhouette in the air then added, "The test to gain entry into the Unmatched Realm is be undertaken alone. The three of you will be separated. If you wish to enter here, prove your worth with your strength. And if you fail, you are not to come back to the Unmatched Realm ever again."
Qin Wentian's eyes gleamed with a bright glow, as he stared at the shimmering entrance to the illusory city. "Let's do it."
As the sound of his voice faded, his silhouette flickered while stepping through the entrance. Fan Le and Chu Mang's expressions were filled with excitement as they too, stepped within the illusory city, disappearing from the view of the watching crowd
In the very instance that they entered, the surrounding figures all flew over. These people were definitely extraordinary, emitting an air of unsurpassed excellence, standing above the rest of the world.
If Qin Wentian were there, he would have discovered some familiar faces among this group of people.
Back at the Refinement Grounds of the Celestial Lake Palace, he had once fought side-by-side with Ouyang Kuangsheng, and had faced off against several formidable opponents. Shiki from the Beast King Hall in the Demon Continent, Yao Sheng from the Skydemon Sect, and even Wang Xiao from the War Continent all appeared here today, staring at the test site.
"It's been quite some time since there was someone wanting to take the test. I wonder which great clan or sect they're from?" somebody in the crowd murmured.
"No idea, they were led here by the Ouyang siblings."
"Ouyang Kuangsheng?" Wang Xiao's eyes glimmered as he shifted his gaze onto Ouyang Kuangsheng. "Ouyang, did you purposely bring people here for them to embarrass themselves?"
Ouyang Kuangsheng inclined his head and stared at Wang Xiao who was in the air, before he laughed heartily. "Wang Xiao, you don't even recognise him? The one that beat you to a pulp back when we were in the Refinement Grounds of the Celestial Lake Palace."
"What?" Wang Xiao frowned, "It's him? How is his cultivation level now? I hope it won't be too disappointing."
"Fifth level of Yuanfu," Ouyang Kuangsheng casually replied, he didn't rise to the rudeness of Wang Xiao's tone. Wang Xiao continued in an icy voice, "Fifth level of Yuanfu can be considered as not too bad, let's hope he can pass the test. Only then would he be qualified for me to play with." "Haha, don't worry, you won't be disappointed." Ouyang Kuangsheng didn't give a damn about Wang Xiao from the War Continent. The Wang Clan were adept at forging Divine Weapons and Armors, and within the Wang Aristocrat Clan, there were many powerhouses as well. They could be considered a large-scale transcendent power.
Wang Xiao's cultivation was the same as him, at the sixth level of Yuanfu. His eyes gleamed with a hidden light, the aura he emanated felt as sharp as a blade's edge, as though his entire body were a set of Divine Weapons.
"Ouyang Kuangsheng, since you know it's him, why did you still dare to bring him to the Unmatched Realm? Although inside this realm we can't kill or maim people, I will abuse him to the point that he wishes for death." The half-beast, beastman Shiki grinned, showing his teeth, and pure savagery could be seen flickering in his eyes. The feral brutality within him fairly overflowed.
"Wang Xiao, who was that person?" A beautiful lady walked to Wang Xiao's side as she inquired.
"Qiao Xuan, he's nothing but a pest I once met years ago." Wang Xiao replied.
Qiao Xuan was an expert from a transcendent power in the Azure Continent-the Mystical Maiden Palace. She had an outstanding talent and was being groomed by her sect into a chosen. After making her acquaintance, Wang Xiao immediately started to pursue her, and now, he had already won her heart.
The Unmatched Realm-a place for cultivators wishing to be unmatched by all in the Azure Continent. And not just those from the Azure Continent, experts from the younger generation belonging to the transcendent powers of the other continents would make their way here as well. All of them had a single objective-to be accepted as a disciple under the elders existing in the Unmatched Realm.
In the Unmatched Realm, there were several cave dwellings, each occupied with the old eccentrics and elders that chose to reside there. At this moment, their eyes slowly opened as they stared at the image-screen formed on the wall of the cave. They were spectating Qin Wentian, Fan Le and Chu Mang, who were currently taking the test.
"There are actually people wanting to take the entrance test into the Unmatched Realm? And three at that. I wonder if any of them can awe us with their strength," murmured an old figure in one of the cave dwellings.
After entering the illusory city created by the Unmatched Realm, Qin Wentian appeared in another dimension. Over here, there were only a series of caves, with no way for him to observe what was happening on the outside. A third-ranked Puppet suddenly appeared before him and stated, "Hey small brat, I'm the guardian of the first checkpoint. My strength is equivalent to yours and if you want to pass me, you are not allowed to use other methods nor innate techniques, you have to overpower me with pure strength."
"Sure," Qin Wentian replied.
"You can incorporate the will of your Mandate within your attacks, young brat. Don't be too confident, okay? Cuz' my strength will shock you. Definitely. Yup." The Puppet's tone of voice and way of speaking reminded Qin Wentian of an old man lecturing a junior.
"Mhm." Qin Wentian nodded and walked towards it. As Qin Wentian neared the Puppet, it punched out abruptly, causing shockwaves that split the surrounding air.
At the same instant, Qin Wentian also punched out. A simple punch with no profound mystery behind it. It was only filled with pure power.
"Mandate!" Qin Wentian released his Mandate of Force, Strength. Currently, he had already reached the Transformation Boundary, which gave him an increment in strength by a factor of eight.
A terrifying sound echoed out from their impact of collision. Qin Wentian didn't move back an inch, and as for that Puppet, it was shattered into pieces. However, before it was completely destroyed, it howled, "Little brat, I will definitely not let you off!"
Qin Wentian's lips twitched, he wanted to laugh. To think that the Puppet would have such a line at the moment of its destruction, most likely this Puppet had been created by an old man. After which, Qin Wentian stepped over the remains of the Puppet as he walked over.
"Hey damn it, stop stepping on me."
"Brat, you are so dead."
The howling sounds of that Puppet rang out from behind. Qin Wentian ignored it and continued advancing ahead.
As he entered another region, Qin Wentian could only see a sinister pair of eyes glinting at him from the darkness. After his vision focused, Qin Wentian realised that it wasn't just a single pair, but rather, the darkness of the cave was filled with the red-glowing eyes of black-colored demonic wolves. Their pelts were so black that they blended perfectly with the darkness.
They were all demonic beasts at the eighth-grade, which meant that their combat prowess was equivalent to a human Yuanfu Cultivator at the fourth to sixth level.
"The intensity of this aura, these wolves are all at the peak of fifth level." Qin Wentian could clearly perceive the strength of the demonic wolves. One of the larger, sleek black wolves lunged at him, the action causing the entire pack to mirror it, as they howled and rushed Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian stepped forward with overwhelming force. The aura he released rose to its limits, as a heavy sense of demonic qi tinged the air. As the will of his Mandate of Force gushed out, the entire space was filled with an overbearing pressure.
As the raging wind gusted past, Qin Wentian's silhouette dashed straight to the front, only to see a demonic wolf spitting out a black-colored lance, which flew with explosive speed towards Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian punched out, shattering the lance while the sharp claws of the demonic wolf slashed down, wanting to lacerate Qin Wentian's arms.
"Peng!" Upon impact, overwhelming energy immediately vibrated the claws of the wolf, so much that they shattered. The attack had no effect on Qin Wentian's momentum as he continued rushing forwards. "RUMBLE!" The wolves blocking his path ahead were all annihilated, and in a short span of time, Qin Wentian had already reached the other end of the cave. He didn't turn back, and continued advancing forwards.
"This strength, I like it, but the current level he's at is still far from meeting my criteria, it's still insufficient." A burly, herculean man whose body seemed to be filled with an overwhelming explosive strength was observing Qin Wentian with more than a passing interest. After Qin Wentian stepped into the third checkpoint, a Back-Connecting Ape could be seen blocking the path he had to move in.
Qin Wentian directly rushed over with no hesitation. Striking out with a single fist, he slammed it into the Back-Connecting Ape."So strong?" That burly fellow's eyes widened in surprise. Without lending the aid of innate techniques to amplify his strength, Qin Wentian could repel an opponent an entire level higher than him using only brute strength?
The strength of this Back-Connecting Ape was at the peak of the sixth level of Yuanfu, even experts whose will of Mandates has already reached the Transformation Boundary might not be even to receive a full-strength attack from it.
However, his eyes brightened the next instant when he saw the Back-Connecting Ape ruthlessly slammed into a wall. In that moment, the irascible temper of that ape seemed to vanish completely as it quietly lay by the side, obediently allowing the young man to pass by it.
"This little fellow, i'm gonna accept him as my disciple!" the burly man roared, his excitement shaking the entire cave dwelling, causing the others within to open their eyes in displeasure. "Has this bastard taken a liking to that young fellow who was adept in the Mandate of Force? But what's the use of only having strength?"
Yet very quickly, their thoughts and opinions all changed. Because, they saw that Qin Wentian had already broken through six checkpoints and he had no intention of stopping there. Not only that, all the checkpoints were broken through by him using only brute force. This was something that was rarely seen.
After passing the fifth checkpoint, Qin Wentian already had the qualifications to enter the Unmatched Realm.
When he broke through the sixth checkpoint, people were starting to take notice.
At the seventh checkpoint, many of the old fellows started to get serious, it was very rare for someone to pass the seventh checkpoint.
And at the moment Qin Wentian broke through the eighth checkpoint, the eyes of the watchers all glinted with disbelief. Bypassing two levels and still total suppression? Which transcendent power was this crazy little guy from?"
"The final two checkpoints?"
At this moment, the old fellows from several cave dwellings started to open their eyes. The ninth checkpoint, which was also one of the final two, the challenge which Qin Wentian faced, was that he had to gain victory when facing against three peak-tier seventh level Yuanfu cultivators.
Several silhouettes belonging to the younger generations were all waiting for the results. They wondered if the three cultivators from earlier would be able to pass the test.
Now, the time was still short, the longer they stayed within the illusory city, the more checkpoints they would be able to break through. The number of checkpoints broken through was an indicator of how outstanding that cultivator was.
"Ouyang Kuangsheng, I hope your friends will be able to stay in there longer and not be forced to exit too fast. It would truly be too embarrassing later when not even one of the Unmatched Realm elders showed up." Wang Xiao coldly laughed. After breaking through the checkpoints, if the old eccentrics showed up, this meant that they were interested in taking that particular testee as a disciple.
Very often, the old eccentrics of the Unmatched Realm wouldn't appear. At most, they would only get the cultivators to go pay them a visit. The only exception to this rule: when the testee proved to be beyond talented, so much so that all the old eccentrics were forced to sit up and give recognition on their arrival!