AGM 479 - Beneath Me to Bully You
"So many people wants this? But since princess Shang Yue has spoken, there should be no more contest."
After Shang Yue's voice faded, silence descended on the entire Assembly as the gazes of the crowd focused on the spatial brush in the old man's hand.
Spatial energy has always been considered an extremely rare ability and was exceedingly powerful when used for attack or defense. And if one's comprehension in the Mandate of Space reaches a certain level of insight, they could even achieve spatial transference, otherwise known as teleportation.
Judging from the spatial energy fluctuations emitted from the spatial brush, those who were skilled in the Mandate of Space would definitely be able to augment their attack power if they have this.
In addition, there was still a special usage for the spatial brush. If there was a divine inscriptionist that was ranked high enough, they could use this to inscribe spatial divine inscriptions onto scrolls, creating spatial transference scrolls which could be used to save one life when one was in danger. The life-saving treasure Qin Zheng used to send the whole lot of them out of the Vermilion Bird Formation World back then was precisely a spatial transference scroll.
Hence, there would naturally be many experts who wished to contest for this treasure.
Yin Cheng as well as the princess all came from major powers. It was obvious that they would be able to find powerful Divine Inscriptions Grandmasters to create spatial transference scrolls for them. In fact, they could even sell the scrolls for a tidy sum of profit which would boost their resources by hefty amounts.
"To many, this spatial brush is merely an accessory. But to those who had the connections necessary to seek out Divine Inscriptions Grandmasters, this was an almost priceless treasure." Many speculated in their hearts. But of course, if a high-ranked Divine Inscriptions Grandmaster obtained this spatial brush, the value to them was on another level totally.
And Qin Wentian, was precisely a high-ranked Grandmaster.
Closing his eyes, Qin Wentian immersed himself in searching through his memories. An instant later, he found what he wanted. The ancient scroll of divine inscriptions he obtained from the Xia Emperor had the necessary information to create a spatial transference scroll. However, the degree of difficulty was insanely high and requires the inscriptionist himself to have insights in the Mandate of Space. Of course, if he could obtain this spatial brush, everything would be much easier for him.
After thinking of this, his eyes snapped open as a glimmer of sharpness flickered within.
"Song Jia, help me to buy these items." Qin Wentian transmitted a voice message to Song Jia as he toss an interspatial ring to her.
Song Jia's eyes widened as she silently cursed this fellow in her heart for treating her like a true slave, ordering her to do this and that. But still, she still nodded her head, acceding to Qin Wentian's request.
There were shops set up by cultivators everywhere on the ancient path up the Heavenly Mountain, hence, many common materials could be found there.
At this moment, Yin Cheng laughed, diffusing the tension. "Since princess needs this item, I will of course not compete against the princess. I will withdraw my request."
After Yin Cheng made his stance clear, that young man from the major power also nodded in agreement. "I too, will withdraw my request. Since princess wants this, it shall naturally belongs to her."
Shang Yue was the princess from a branch of the royal clan that was sent to manage the Xuan King City. In addition to her background, she had a cultivation base at the fourth level of Heavenly Dipper. Naturally, the members of the various major powers would not compete against her. Although this treasure was extraordinary, there was no doubt that they would offend the princess if they were so blind as to compete against her. Not only that, even if they wanted to seize the treasure, they have no absolute odds of success of being able to best her in combat as well.
"Since this brush is already fated to belong to the princess, you can just hand it over now. The princess will bestow upon you an Ascendant-level cultivation art." Yin Cheng gazed at that black-robed old man as he spoke.
"I have to ask the princess, what cultivation art are you planning to use for an exchange?" The black-robed old man bowed slightly as he turned his gaze onto Shang Yue.
Yue Shang stared at him, her lips mumbled as she directly sent a voice transmission over. The black-robed man's expression remained unchanged, and after a moment, he continued, "This cultivation art can satisfied my conditions indeed."
"In that case, let's proceed." Shang Yi commented lightly.
"Hold on." At this moment, yet another voice drifted out from the crowd. To everyone's surprise, the speaker this time around was none other than another old man.
"This old man here is also interested in this spatial brush."
The speaker was clad in a green-colored long robe and appeared extremely casual. Yet, he projected a sense of superiority.
"Grandmaster Qiu." Shang Yue turned her eyes on this green-robed old man as an expression of surprise flashed past her face. This old man was a peak-tier fourth-ranked Divine Inscription Grandmaster and had a formidable cultivation base at the fifth-level of Heavenly Dipper. If he were to compete against Shang Yue and seize the treasure, Shang Yue might not be able to win him in combat."
"Princess, this old man truly needs this treasure." Grandmaster Qiu looked at Shang Yue as he commented in an indifferent tone.
"Naturally, I know that Grandmaster Qiu's attainment in the Dao of Divine Inscriptions is extremely high. How about this, if I obtain the spatial brush, I will personally invite Grandmaster Qiu to visit my manor." Shang Yue spoke, her intent was clear. Grandmaster Qiu would be able to use the spatial brush to gain insights while she would buy over his spatial inscriptions. The words of Shang Yue caused Grandmaster Qiu's eyes to brighten. Soon after, he clasped his hands and smiled, "Since princess is so understanding, I shall also withdraw my request."
"Many thanks to Grandmaster." Shang Yue smiled, yet there was no fluctuations to her expressions.
Qin Wentian's gaze was fixed onto Shang Yue. Upon noting the calmness in her eyes, he knew that Shang Yue had never once treated Grandmaster Qiu as a true opponent.
"Hehe, congratulations to princess for obtaining the spatial brush." Yin Cheng laughed. By his words, it seemed that the treasure already belonged to Shang Yue.
Shang Yue's countenance was as serene as ever as she gazed straight ahead. It was rare that a treasure would move her. And now that she came across such a treasure, people naturally wouldn't compete against her.
"I, Qin, wants this treasure as well."
Right at this moment, an unwelcome voice echoed out, breaking the silence. The eyes of the crowd stiffened as they gazed in the direction of the voice. Once again, their gazes landed on the young man clad in white.
Yet that young man clad in white that was surnamed Qin was completely unperturbed. He stared at the black-robed old man and he was serious in wanting to compete for the spatial brush against princess Shang Yue.
Shang Yue frowned, her beautiful eyes flashing with unhappiness as she swept her gaze over to Qin Wentian. She then asked, "What cultivation art do you intend to use for trade?"
The black-robed old man similarly turned his gaze onto Qin Wentian. If Qin Wentian wanted his treasure, the cultivation art he takes out in exchange must first, moved the heart of the old man, before he would have the qualifications to compete against Shang Yue.
"Grand Xia, the neighbour of Grand Shang Empire, has a total of nine ultimate arts. This cultivation art I'm exchanging for the spatial brush with, is known as the Great Solar Universe Art. Those who cultivates it would birthed a new set of Great Solar meridians and after mastering it, they would exude a blazing aura that could incinerate things that got too near to them. I wonder if this cultivation art is sufficient to meet your qualifications?" Qin Wentian stared at the old man as he transmitted his voice over. A few moments later, the eyes of the old man flickered with interest.
He naturally knew of Grand Xia. The cultivation art this young man wanted to use in trade was actually one of Grand Xia's nine ultimate art. The value of the Great Solar Universe Art in comparison to the cultivation art which Shang Yue wanted to transact with, was on a different level entirely and far exceeds the value of the spatial brush.
However when it comes to trading, the value of things depended on one's need. Qin Wentian had no need of the Great Solar Universe Art, but have great need for the spatial brush. Hence, he was willing to make the exchange.
Yet, the black-robed old man didn't dare to directly refuse Shang Yue and agree to Qin Wentian. After all, he had already stated openly that Shang Yue's cultivation art was qualified to meet his conditions.
The eyes of the black-robed man gleamed, he then spoke, "This cultivation art meets my conditions as well."
As the sound of his voice faded, the expressions of the crowd faltered slightly. In that case, doesn't that means that there would be a show to watch? Would the treasure end up being seized by the young man in white?
"Sir, how about giving me some face?" At this moment, Yin Cheng turned his gaze onto Qin Wentian as faint traces of coldness could be felt radiating from him.
It wasn't easy for a treasure that would move Shang Yue's heart to appear. Even he himself has given up yet this young man actually dares to compete against the princess?
"What has the Treasure Seizing Assembly got to do with giving face?" Qin Wentian's eyes bore into Yin Cheng as he shrugged indifferently. Instantly, a sinister light flashed past Yin Cheng's eyes, as unmasked killing intent could be seen within.
"This treasure isn't something you can acquire." Yet another person spoke. This person was evidently from the Heaven Shocking Sword Sect, and he was seating right next to Yang Ting, whom Qin Wentian defeated earlier.
"Do you know that not everyone can sit within these pavilions? The rest of us gave you face and didn't bothered you about it. You better have a sense of propriety and know when to retreat." Another person from the Wind Roc Aristocrat Clan directly threatened.
"I'm here in accordance to the rules, and is ready to seize the treasure if need be. Yet you guys want to threaten me and force me to withdraw my claim?" Qin Wentian coldly snorted as he continued. "If you guys want use force to fix who the treasures would belonged to, why is there still a need to invite the treasure presenters up here? Or are you stupid enough not to understand what the words 'Treasure Seizing' means?"
Nobody anticipated that Qin Wentian would be so blind and not know when to retreat. The eyes of those members were from the major powers of Xuan King City all flickered with cold laughter and hints of pity as they stared at Qin Wentian.
A newborn calf truly doesn't fear the tiger, yet even they wouldn't be so stupid. The Treasure Seizing Assembly of course allows for people to seize treasures. Yet they still have to be intelligent enough to see who they were competing against.
Since the royal princess of Xuan King City herself personally stated that she wanted the treasure, who was he to compete against her?
"Indeed, everyone has the right to seize for treasures in the Treasure Seizing Assembly." Shang Yue's countenance was a little unsightly when she heard Qin Wentian's words. Her eyes flashed with sharpness as she gazed at Qin Wentian, while a pressure radiated forth from her, so overwhelming that none dared to match her gaze directly.
"Your highness, every part of your body is too valuable to risk being injured in a common battle. Might I request to fight in your stead? If he's defeated by me, he naturally wouldn't have any qualifications to fight against princess." A person from a major power stated, wanting to represent Shang Yue in the upcoming fight.
"Hmm I'm stronger than him. How about I being the one representing princess in the battle?" Another person from the Golden Fire Aristocrat Clan also remarked.
"You guys hurry up and decide who would be fighting the battle. I will only fight a single round." Qin Wentian suddenly interjected, his words causing expressions of interest to appear on the faces of the crowd.
This person had extraordinary strength and could effortlessly defeat Yang Ting. Yet among those from the major powers, Yang Ting's strength was among the lowest. Did he think he had the qualifications to be so proud after defeating Yang Ting?
Shang Yue wasn't somebody who was only a beautiful face. Regardless of her talent or strength, they don't lose out in the slightest when compared to her beauty.
And in addition to that, the cultivators around her are all members from the major powers in Xuan King City.
What was Qin Wentian?
"What is level is your cultivation base at?" Shang Yue turned her gaze onto Qin Wentian as she questioned.
"Third level of Heavenly Dipper." Qin Wentian replied.
"You are beneath me, I have no interest to bully you." Shang Yue calmly commented with confidence upon hearing his words. It wasn't because she looked down on Qin Wentian's strength, but instead, she was extremely clear regarding her level of strength.
She was a princess from the Royal Clan and had a bloodline limit. The cultivation arts she cultivates in are naturally those whose quality ranked right at the top. Her comprehension abilities as well as her Mandates are similarly as powerful, and it was scarce for her to find an equal opponent even when speaking of people who had the same level of cultivation base at her. In fact, she could even defeat ordinary fifth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns.
Qin Wentian's cultivation base was only at the third level of Heavenly Dipper. She knew without a doubt that if she fought, she could effortlessly dominate him.
"You better withdraw your claim on this treasure." Shang Yue pointed her finger right at the spatial brush held in the old man's hand. She disdained to act against Qin Wentian, it was too disgraceful to bully someone who had no background and with a lower cultivation base. Hence, once again, she chose to persuade Qin Wentian to give up.