AGM 481 - Deceitful Method
Song Jia left with tears glimmering in her eyes. There was too much injustice in this world. Yet, kind souls still existed out there.
Nobody noticed Song Jia's departure. At this moment, everyone's focus was fully concentrated on Qin Wentian and Jin Zhan.
The third step of the white-robed young man landed, the pressure that he exuded forth was so overwhelming that everyone in the crowd was stifled. However, this wasn't sufficient to make them feel shock. What was truly shocking was that as the third step landed, Jin Zhan actually spat out blood.
The Golden Fire Aristocrat Clan was one of the three great aristocrat clans in Xuan King City. And although Jin Zhan wasn't the strongest genius in the younger generation in their clan, he could still be considered an extraordinary character. Outstanding talent with a powerful combat prowess, he could effortlessly defeat ordinary fourth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns let alone a third-level one.
However, when facing him, Qin Wentian didn't even make a move against him? Not only that, the aura emanating forth from Qin Wentian was truly at the third level of Heavenly Dipper.
Total suppression. the combat prowess of the two were on entirely different levels.
Jin Zhan turned pale, at this moment he felt as though the gazes of the entire world were being fully focused onto him, watching on as he was humiliated.
Spitting out another mouthful of blood, Jin Zhan howled in anger as though he was extremely dissatisfied in his heart. He had to continue on with this battle.
However just as the qi he was gathering about to explode forth in an all-out attack, Qin Wentian's fourth step landed. The next instant, Jin Zhan only felt an endless amount of sword intent cascading down from above onto his body. That formless sword intent formed a real sword of annihilation that drove right through him, cleanly penetrating him.
"Pu..." The qi which Jin Zhan had gathered, totally collapsed again. The impact flung him backwards, causing him to cough out even more blood as he landed onto the ground, shaking uncontrollably.
"His attacks are laced with the will of his Mandates. How overbearing." Jin Zhan was seized by terror in his heart. His breathing was irregular and his aura fluctuated rapidly. Qin Wentian stood a short distance away from him, calmly and silently regarding him. This made him feel an even more intense sense of humiliation.
However, right now, as the wind drifted past, Jin Zhan only saw Qin Wentian completely ignoring him as his silhouette flashed past him.
Qin Wentian directly appeared in front of the black-robed old man. After which, Qin Wentian glanced at Shang Yue as he stated, "This treasure belongs to me now."
Qin Wentian won the treasure seizing battle. In that case, the spatial brush naturally belonged to him.
The black-robed old man nodded his head. He silently heaved a sigh of relief at the result, the cultivation art Qin Wentian was offering in exchange evidently moved his heart more. It was only because he didn't want to offend princess Shang Yue too directly that he didn't immediately say yes to Qin Wentian's offer.
As the sound of Qin Wentian's voice faded, Yin Cheng directly spoke. He was staring right at Qin Wentian, his eyes glimmering with a cruel light. "This man is extremely crafty, is he really at the third level? He definitely must be using trickery and deceit to conceal is true cultivation base for the sake of seizing the treasure. That earlier battle can't be counted."
The eyes of the others from the major powers all gleamed with a bright light. Yin Cheng himself was an extremely crafty individual. Right now, his words were undoubtedly telling the others to go along with him.
"That's right, how can this guy's cultivation base only be at the third level of Heavenly Dipper. Who would have thought that we would all be tricked by him.
"This man is too scheming, let's kill him."
The other talented geniuses from the major powers all started to join in as they cursed at Qin Wentian.
From their words, Qin Wentian sounded like the most evil villain to ever have existed in this world. Only his death would be able to leave them satisfied.
Even upon seeing this, Qin Wentian didn't react. He still seemed as calm as ever.
In the Heavenly Mountain Treasure Seizing Assembly, the rules were as such. If there were two or more parties wanting the treasure presented, they would settle it via direct combat. Naturally, the treasure would go to the victor.
And now, even after he defeated Jin Zhan, they felt that he had only defeated Jin Zhan. All of these people still felt that they would easily be able to press him to death. Hence, how could they allow the princess to feel disappointment? How could they allow Qin Wentian to obtain the spatial brush so easily?
"That's right. Look at how powerful your Mandate of Swords is. You are definitely masking your true cultivation." Yin Cheng found a strand of life-saving grass and immediately launched himself at it. His eyes gleamed with sharpness, staring at Qin Wentian.
"I conceal my cultivation? So what if it's true, so what if it's not? Who was the one who won in the end?" Qin Wentian didn't answer nor deny the claim. He swept his gaze over as he calmly replied.
"Hehe, your refusal to deny means that I'm right." Yin Cheng's lips curled into a cold smile, "Since this is the case, this meant that you tricked the princess. Your lower cultivation base was the only reason why the princess sent out Jin Zhan to represent her. If not, how could you win if she fought personally?"
"Oh, is that so?" Qin Wentian shifted his gaze onto Shang Yue as he spoke, "I, Qin have already made it clear that I will only be fighting one match. I've done what I said."
As the sound of his voice faded, Qin Wentian's eyes erupted forth with a terrifying light, sweeping through everything before landing right on Yin Cheng.
Yin Cheng still had that cold smile on his face. Momentarily, he clapped his hands as a number of silhouettes flickered beside him, all of them directly lunging towards Qin Wentian.
"Seems like you totally disregarded my words." Qin Wentian icily stated. As he spoke, a resplendent golden light shot out of the centre of his brow. Yin Cheng who was still smiling, abruptly felt a churning energy rampaging in his mind, as though someone took a sledgehammer and smashed into it, heavily jolting it. The instant his eyes locked gazes with Qin Wentian, he felt as though he was sinking into endless darkness. There seemed to be a countless number of evil demons intent on ravaging his mind.
"Do you want to die?" A voice coldly rang out in Yin Cheng's mind. Yin Cheng miserably howled with madness, as though he was being tortured in an abyss of excruciating pain. When Qin Wentian lowered the intensity of his will, Yin Cheng's veins were bulging out from the attack as his hands were balled into fist. In extreme pain, he roared, "ALL OF YOU, RETURN."
The experts under him exchanged gazes with each other before coming to a halt. However, among them, there was one peak fourth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign who ignored the order and continued advancing towards Qin Wentian. He stepped out with overwhelming force, causing the earth to tremble from the power of his step.
A flood of astral light inundated the area as Stellar Transposition was executed. In the eyes of the crowd, they only saw crimson glow flashing past.
Qin Wentian vanished and reappeared at his original location in a split-second, as though he had never moved from there at all. The throat of that peak fourth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign glistened with blood. His eyes widened in horror at the prospect of death as both his hands were clutched around his throat. Was he going to die just like this?
As a soft sound echoed out, his body slumped lifelessly to the ground. Even in death, his eyes were still filled with a strong sense of shock and reluctance as they stared in the direction of the young man clad in white.
The white-robed young man actually dared to kill people here?
Not only that, his strength was simply too terrifying. Even someone at the fourth-level of Heavenly Dipper wasn't a match for him.
In fact, even if Shang Yue herself stepped forth, she might not have absolute odds of success if she faced off against this young man.
"Revealing killing intent? Perhaps you think I, Qin, am someone easy to bully?" Qin Wentian coldly snorted. Instantly, another fearsome surge of sword intent penetrated right into Yin Cheng's mind, causing him to shriek in agony once more as he clutched his head with both his hands, revealing expression of intense, excruciating pain. The sight of him in this manner caused many in the crowd to gape in shock.
What kind of innate technique was this? Was this a psycheforce attack?
Yin Cheng's experts retreated back to his side, yet their eyes were still flickering with fear as they stared at Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian coldly snorted once more as he released Yin Cheng. Only now did Yin Cheng return to his senses. His sinister countenance was totally warped. His expression spoke of volumes of hatred as he gritted his teeth and glared with murder in his eyes at Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian turned his gaze onto Shang Yue, "What now? Can you not afford to lose?"
Shang Yue stared at the white-robed young man in front of her. She knew that she had made a mistake in her judgement, if the truth was that this young man didn't conceal his cultivation base, it must mean that he was a demon-level talent that even exceeded those Heaven's Chosens from the various major powers in Xuan King City.
Although Yin Cheng's cultivation base wasn't high - only at the third level of Heavenly Dipper, it was widely acknowledged that his talent for cultivation was extremely high. After all, Yin Cheng was still extremely young. But despite this, when facing against the young man in white, why did it feel like it was even possible for the white-robed young man to insta-kill Yin Cheng?
"Since I've lost, this treasure naturally belongs to you." Yue Shang emotionlessly stated, her words causing others in the crowd to draw in a breath of cold air.
Her, the princess Shang Yue, had actually lost to him in the Treasure Seizing Assembly.
Regardless how it was carried out, the final victory belonged to the white-robed young man who had never been seen in Xuan King City before. Not only that, he appeared as though he was only about twenty-five years of age.
Qin Wentian did not waste anymore time, he immediately retrieved an ancient scroll and passed it over to the black-robed old man. "The information you want is inside this. Please take a look."
The hands of the old man trembled as he accepted the scroll. Swiftly after, he sunk his perception within and an instant later, his eyes gleamed with sharpness. After that, he passed the spatial brush in his hands over to Qin Wentian and immediately turned and departed the area.
In the Treasure Seizing Assembly, the vast majority of the treasure presenters would choose to conceal their features and leave directly after they obtained what they wanted. It was better to be safe than sorry, there had been cases of treasure presenters being killed and looted before.
Qin Wentian immediately stowed the spatial brush away after he received it. Shang Yue's eyes bored into him, flickering with a strong unwillingness. She couldn't help but to add, "Since you have already acquired this spatial brush, I wonder if you would be willing to sell it to me? No matter what price you want, I will definitely match it."
The crowd was thunderstruck by Shang Yue's comments, they didn't expect that Shang Yue would be so dead-set on acquiring that brush.
Even if Qin Wentian was willing to transact, he would definitely demand an exorbitant price to gain more benefits. At the very least, he would demand a price that far exceeds the value of the cultivation art he used to trade.
"Not interested." Qin Wentian directly forestalled her, his words causing the expressions on Shang Yue's face to stiffen. Unwilling to give up, she continued, "How about carefully thinking over it?"
"I, Qin am not interested to waste my breath on this topic." Qin Wentian coldly spoke. The spatial brush was extremely important to him. How could it be possible for him to sell it to Shang Yue.
Shang Yue, as a princess of Xuan King City, was a woman of extreme beauty in addition to being highly talented. Who wouldn't give face to her? Nobody had ever rejected her before, and let alone doing so in such an arrogant manner.
Lightly biting her lips, Shang Yue's heart bloomed with a hint of hatred as she stared at Qin Wentian. This young man didn't know what was good for him.
After acquiring the spatial brush, Qin Wentian didn't leave immediately. Under the heavy gazes of the crowd, he returned to the pavilion and casually sat there, appearing as though nothing out of the ordinary happened.
Or maybe, he had never placed the things that happened earlier in his heart.
Yin Cheng's eyes were filled with icy coldness, and in the depths of his eyes, traces of unmasked killing intent could be seen.
"Let's continue." Yin Cheng called out. He was soon able to muster his emotions, the Treasure Seizing Assembly had yet to end yet.
Qin Wentian didn't depart yet because he wanted to see if there were still any suitable treasures for him. After all, earlier, he had never expected that he would be able to obtain the spatial brush.
Grand Shang's resources were too abundant, an entire level higher compared to Grand Xia. The Heavenly Mountain Treasure Seizing Assembly was a transaction bazaar of the largest scale in one of the Seven King Cities, Xuan King City. Who knew if another treasure that could pique his interest would appear here?!