Chapter 617: Weapon Forging Apprentice?
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: - -
Moon's voice caused the entire academy to turn silent, many people had bizarre expressions on their faces. Moon's actions had been somewhat strange for the last few days, and now she even uttered words of such arrogance?
Rong Yan and Shen Jing could still be considered famous people in the Divine Weapon Academy. Both of them were proficient enough in divine inscriptions to create high-tier fourth-ranked weapon and both were pretty outstanding. This Moon, she actually challenged Rong Yan because of her friend?
Rong Yan and Shen Jing both were astonished as well. Moments later, the beautiful eyes of Shen Jing flashed with a cold light. She stared at Qin Wentian and spoke, "You better not be leaving this place."
After speaking, she soared up into the air as her purple skirt fluttered in the wind. Her figure was exquisite and beautiful, and she similarly appeared at the top of the treasure pagoda, speaking to Moon, "Useless trash, you don't know what's good for you."
After which she turned her attention towards Wang Yunfei as she smiled while nodding her head, "Senior."
"Mhm." Wang Yunfei inclined his head slightly. The weapon forging ability of Shen Jing was extraordinary, her background could also be considered not bad. In addition to her beauty, Wang Yunfei still felt a favourable impression of her. As for Moon, before this he hadn't really noticed her. But right now as he took a closer look, be it presence or beauty, Moon didn't lose out to Shen Jing at all, and especially the sharp sense of competition radiating from her, her pure eyes flashing with coldness. All these were factors that served to attract him even more.
"Arrogant." Rong Yan was being challenged in public by someone, his countenance became incredibly unsightly to behold. He spoke to Moon while pointing at Qin Wentian, "If you lose, don't even mention about humiliating him. It would even be a problem for him to walk out of this academy."
After speaking, he too chose to soar upwards to the top level, claiming the last of the four forging spots there.
The four spots at the peak level were claimed by these four people. The other participants also chose their locations and prepared to give it their all. The battle at the peak level would definitely attract the interest and attention of many elders.
The scorching heat permeated the atmosphere as the participants all took out their pre-mixed metallic composition. After that they started to use the furnaces provided and began creating their divine weapons.
"The flames produced by this treasure pagoda just so nicely can be channeled to the location of the furnace, it can even control the intensity of the flames at will. How marvelous." Qin Wentian calmly looked on. Although Rong Yan and Shen Jing were extremely rude to him, to be honest, Qin Wentian couldn't even be bothered about them. They were merely two passersby, he felt it was beneath his dignity to even care about these types of people.
As for Moon, her heart was truly kind. To such a character, he would spare no expense to help them if it was within his power. Let alone that Moon herself had extraordinary talent.
Tomorrow was the arranged date for the battle between he and Di Shi. And after today, he would never meet Moon again.
Quietly admired Moon's posture while she was creating her divine weapon. Although her every action and step wasn't dazzling to behold, her foundation was incredibly solid. Qin Wentian couldn't help but feel ashamed of his own inferiority when it came to this point. Although he was well-versed in the art of inscribing divine inscriptions, he wasn't as proficient as Moon when it came to the other aspects of weapon forging.
And, although Moon's performance wasn't that stunning, Qin Wentian believed that as long as the elders of this academy weren't a bunch of blind old fools, they would be able to tell that Moon was a gem worth polishing.
For the year end examination, the elders of the academy were all observing. There would also be people recording the participant's weapon forging processes, hence everyone took this very seriously. This examination would be something that determined what resources they would be granted for the next year.
Wang Yunfei naturally was the one that attracted the most attention. He was forging an armored robe that was very thin. This kind of divine armor was exceedingly tough to forge, as one had to inscribe very powerful defensive-attributed divine inscriptions on the robes to negate the force of an attack. Wang Yunfei's choice to create such an item of this difficulty obviously showcased his confidence.
Many grandmasters looking on all had smiles on their faces. Sadly, Wang Yunfei already had a master, they had no hope of recruiting him into their ranks.
Shen Jing chose to forge a ruler, Rong Yan chose to forge a long spear, while Moon chose to forge a pair of divine wings.
"This doll truly has guts." Some of the grandmasters turned their attention to Moon. For items like divine wings, it could be considered a bold choice. One must know that there was a time-restriction in the year-end examination and everyone had to finish forging their weapon in the allocated amount of time. There would be no time extension given.
"It's time to inscribe the divine inscriptions, and as long as she doesn't mess up at this stage, there's no need to doubt that her creation will defeat Shen Jing and Rong Yan," Qin Wentian smiled. The divine inscription Moon was preparing to inscribe was precisely something he taught her. This divine inscription contained both attacking and defensive properties, it could even augment one's speed. The runic outlines were incredibly complex but once it was completed, it would definitely eclipse both Shen Jing and Rong Yan.
Moon had slender and delicately long fingers, her fair white hands were extremely beautiful to look upon. Also her actions were firm and steady as she immersed herself totally into engraving the divine inscriptions. Complete focus, her heart was like still water. Right now, what she wanted wasn't the recognition of the elders to earn resources from the academy, but rather, she wanted to defeat Shen Jing and Rong Yan, getting back the respect Qin Wentian deserved.
Time slowly flowed by... A beam of light shot up the skies, Wang Yunfei was the first to complete the forging process, this feat causing many to nod their heads in admiration.
After Wang Yunfei finished, he turned his gaze onto Moon and Shen Jing. However very swiftly, his gaze froze. The inscriptions Moon engraved were extraordinary, even the materials she used were top-notch, extremely suitable for peak-tier fourth-grade divine weapons.
Wang Yunfei's countenance grew increasingly heavy. His heart was stirred as he looked at that beautiful eyes of the lady in white. Her fair white neck and revealed collar bones were dotted with beads of perspiration, and that look of focus on her face was extremely attractive to him.
Glancing once more towards Shen Jing, her face was marred by gloom, she wasn't very satisfied with the weapon she created. That proud look on her face was akin to a princess, and the aura she exuded was completely different when compared to Moon. At this moment, Wang Yunfei discovered that the low-profile Moon whom he had never noticed before actually aroused his interest more compared to Shen Jing.
In the pagoda, the participants finished their weapons one after another. For a moment, an aura of sharpness from the divine weapons permeated the atmosphere around the entire pagoda, as the humming of weapons sounded out relentlessly.
"Finally, completed." Rong Yan heaved a sigh of relief, his long spear had been created.
"I'm done, too," Shen Jing softly spoke. Her fiery-colored divine ruler was created as well.
The two of them turned their eyes to Moon, only to see Moon was still waiting for her divine weapon to cool off. The created wings exuded a sense of beauty but Shen Jing couldn't help but mock, "It's useless for a divine weapon to appear beautiful. What's important is how it would be able to help one in combat."
After speaking, she took out her own divine weapon and infused astral energy within. Instantly, a terrifying burning sound of flickering flames echoed out, as though there were a ferocious fire primordial howling within. It was extremely terrifying.
"High-grade fourth-ranked divine weapon. And that could be considered to be above average among the high grade," Wang Yunfei quietly spoke.
"Thank you, senior," Shen Jing flashed an elegant smile. Wang Yunfei nodded his head lightly.
Rong Yan also infused astral energy into his weapon, the long spear erupted with sharpness. It was also a high-grade fourth-ranked divine weapon.
The two of them exchanged glances before looking to Moon again. Moon's hands waved as that divine wings she created appeared on her back. The pure white radiance was exceedingly resplendent as the wings flapped gently on her back. At this moment, Moon was as flawlessly beautiful as an angel from heaven.
The wings flickered as a terrifying silver glow erupted outwards, soaring straight up into the skies, blasting forth with such incredible might that it caused the hearts of Rong Yan and Shen Jing to tremble violently.
The next instant, Moon floated upwards as the silvery light from the pure white wings illuminated the space around her. She stared at the dumbstruck Shen Jing and Rong Yan.
There was no need to say anything more.
"Impossible." Rong Yan's countenance turned incredibly unsightly to behold.
"The divine weapon junior sister Moon created is a top-grade fourth-ranked item. Not only that, it combines both attack and defense, and it can also augment the user's speed. This creation far surpasses the weapons both of you created," Wang Yunfei stated lightly. At this moment, Rong Yan stared at the pure silhouette of the woman akin to an angel, silently cursing himself for a fool. Was he blind previously? He actually didn't choose to woo Moon.
Shen Jing's face alternated between shades of green and white. She too, never expected such a situation to occur.
"Shen Jing, if you and Rong Yan apologize to my friend together, I can forget about this matter," Moon coldly spoke.
Yet, Shen Jing was still as arrogant as before, "Wanting me to apologize to such a lowly human? Stop dreaming. Moon, even if your weapon creation ability isn't bad, your status is so low that you can only be friends with characters of that level."
"Fine. In that case, scram out of the Divine Weapon Academy." The cold look on Moon's face got even colder.
"You..." Shen Jing stared at Moon, the two beauties locking gazes.
Wang Yunfei laughed when he saw this scene, "Junior sister Moon, your weapon creation capabilities are truly extraordinary. Later, let me bring you to meet my Master, I will ask him to accept you as a personal disciple too, is that okay?"
Moon's beautiful eyes froze for an instant. Senior brother Wang Yunfei was a major character of the Divine Weapon Academy. Her eyes then flashed with a look of pleasant surprise as she turned to Wang Yunfei and replied, "Thank you, senior."
"No problem." Wang Yunfei laughed in a carefree manner. To such an outstanding girl like Moon, he naturally had some other intentions in his heart.
"Junior sister Shen Jing, what grievances do you have with junior sister Moon? Why must things be so ugly? How about letting me mediate between both of you?" Wang Yunfei spoke to Shen Jing.
Not long ago, Shen Jing was still filled with anger and jealous. But now when she heard Wang Yunfei's words, she too felt pleasantly surprised in her heart. "Before this, we met a lone traveller in the city. He knew that Rong Yan and I are members of the Divine Weapon Academy, hence he tried his hardest to get close to us, begging us to give him a referral so he could enter our academy. We then helped him to get a position as an apprentice before recommending him to Moon. Yet who would have thought that that person didn't know what was good for himself, I suspect that him and Moon fell in love with each other when they were forging weapons together, which caused Moon now to be so arrogant that she considered everyone else to be beneath her."
Wang Yunfei sighed in his heart, he didn't expect that the reason for Moon's transformation would be because of a mere apprentice. But still, he involuntarily smiled, "Junior sister Moon, I can introduce quite a few outstanding apprentices for you."
"Senior, things aren't as what Shen Jing described. It's Rong Yan and Shen Jing who didn't respect others," Moon countered.
"In that case, let me apologize to you on junior Shen Jing's behalf. You two are after all apprentice sisters, why must you let such a small matter destroy the harmony between you?" Wang Yunfei spoke.
Moon felt extremely unhappy when she heard Wang Yunfei brushing this off as a small matter. However, as she respected this genius senior of hers, Wang Yunfei. She then replied, "This matter has nothing to do with senior, there's no need for senior to apologize."
Wang Yunfei smiled with satisfaction when he heard Moon's words. "In that case, let everything be settled. I will recommend a few outstanding apprentices to Moon, don't let your current apprentice spoil the mood between two of you. An apprentice is after all still an apprentice, he cannot be considered a true member of our Divine Weapon Academy. He isn't one of us."
Moon stood there stunned. She stared at Wang Yunfei with disappointment in her eyes. Her beautiful eyes froze when she noticed that Qin Wentian was currently hugging Little Rascal as he turned to depart.
"Not 'one of us'? Wang Yunfei, I didn't expected you to be such a person." Moon's countenance completely turned cold. After which, she descended from the pagoda as she called out, "Tianwen."
Qin Wentian turned and smiled at Moon. "Moon, your examination is already concluded. It's time for me to leave. Don't be unhappy because of me."
"Hypocrite," Shen Jing involuntarily coldly spat out when she noticed Wang Yunfei's countenance growing unsightly.
"Seems like the two of them had truly fallen in love with each other," Rong Yan didn't attempt to lower his voice at all, causing the spectators here to clearly hear his words.
What status did Wang Yunfei have in the Divine Weapon Academy? Today, he was even berated in public by people. He turned his gaze onto Qin Wentian and Moon as he icily stated, "A mere apprentice, what sort of place do you take my Divine Weapon Academy for? Do you think you can come as you please and leave as you please?"
Although his temper wasn't bad, earlier he wanted to resolve the conflict between Moon and Shen Jing, making it so that both of them would have favourable impression of him while he made full use of the chance to show off his charisma. However, because of an apprentice, Moon actually chose to fall out with him? He, Wang Yunfei, couldn't be compared to a mere apprentice?!
Qin Wentian inclined his head, as he glanced at Wang Yunfei emotionlessly. Initially, he still wanted to leave this place quietly. Who would have thought that such a thing would happen?
Only to see he stepping forth as the sound of his gentle footsteps echoed through the square. On the ground, resplendent glows from divine inscriptions shimmered, as they took form whenever Qin Wentian's steps landed. The incomparably exquisite and profound divine inscriptions emanated a terrifying light, each of them were as though they contain a terrifying beast within.
"This..." The crowd all had expressions of terror on their faces. How could this be possible? Birthing divine inscriptions with every step? And what's more, the inscriptions birthed were all extremely powerful fourth-ranked inscriptions.
"You do not have the qualifications to talk to me." Qin Wentian's eyes bored straight into Wang Yunfei's.