Chapter 632: Immortal Palace
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: - -
As the hegemony of the Royal Sacred Region, the geniuses within the Royal Sacred Sect hailed from all over the world. The ones present here today were all Heaven Chosen.
This time, the selection was only those at the supreme-tier of Heavenly Dipper, all of them were experts that had comprehended a true intent, with extremely strong combat prowess. Although they rarely showed themselves in the outside world after joining the Royal Sacred Sect, who dared say that these geniuses were weak? Any one of them would be able to shake the world if they appeared outside. Although they weren't as dazzling as the eight era-suppressing geniuses, they were not too far away in comparison.
Considering that, and the fact that right now a young external Heaven Chosen whose name was renowned in the entire Royal Sacred Region appeared in front of them, and there was even an elder who died because of him, how could any of these geniuses from the Royal Sacred Sect be on friendly terms with Qin Wentian? Would they even feel that they were inferior compared to him?
Qin Wentian swept a glance at the crowd, his countenance as calm as ever as he walked past them. These Heaven Chosen all belonged to different camps, they must be people from the various major powers.
"Qin Wentian." At this moment a voice rang out as Qin Wentian halted his steps. Turning towards the direction of the voice, he discovered that the speaker was a female with a tall and willowy figure, both her legs were slim and sleek, giving a sense of strength and flexibility. Her beautiful eyes regarded Qin Wentian as she crossed her arms in front of her chest. Her eyes sparkled with a smile as she spoke, "I have heard that you are very powerful, actually comprehending two true intents on the Battle Sacred Platform, defeating ninth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns with a cultivation base at the seventh level."
Qin Wentian calmly regarded the woman, he didn't bother replying.
The smile in her eyes was replaced by a teasing look, "Maybe you are really very powerful, but those ninth-level Heaven Chosen you defeated cannot even be called Heaven Chosen from my perspective, let alone being termed as an era-suppressing genius. Utterly laughable. Over here, there are many from my Royal Sacred Sect. Out of my apprentice brothers and sisters, there are several who have already comprehended two true intents, or three, or even four. If you fight against them, what do you think your chances of victory would be?
"Not even 10%. You will lose for sure." A cold smile hung on the face of the woman as she answered her own question. Qin Wentian's brows furrowed slightly. Fan Miaoyu was among the crowd, and the words this woman spoke were not only a provocation to him, they were also a humiliation to Fan Miaoyu.
Qin Wentian remained silent. He noticed that there were around four to five others around the woman. And the eyes which they used to stare at Qin Wentian with were all incomparably cold. Among this group of people, there were a few who exuded auras of high arrogance. They were undoubtedly nobility from the Royal Shang Clan, experts from the Grand Shang Faction of the Royal Sacred Sect. The elder who died back then was their senior.
Just from the aura exuded from these people, Qin Wentian could already surmise this point.
"So?" Qin Wentian finally spoke, in an icy manner.
"Retract your arrogant gaze. In here, there are many whom you have to look up to." The woman's eyes got even colder when she heard Qin Wentian's response. A faint killing intent also emanated forth from her.
"Your cultivation base now is at the ninth level of Heavenly Dipper, not bad at all. How many true intents have you comprehended?" Qin Wentian casually asked. A look of puzzlement flashed on the woman's face before she proudly replied, "Three kinds."
"Wow." Qin Wentian nodded his head and asked again, "Then in that case when you were at the seventh level of Heavenly Dipper, how many true intents did you comprehend?"
The eyes of the woman instantly stiffened, as she suddenly understood Qin Wentian's meaning. She coldly laughed, "Comprehension of a true intent depends on luck and circumstances. It doesn't mean that one would be more powerful even if they comprehended a true intent earlier."
"Oh, I see." Qin Wentian nodded. After speaking he continued forward as a languid-sounding voice echoed out in the air. "Back when your cultivation was at the same level as me, maybe I would only need a single slap to kill you. If that's the case, would you have said what you said to me just now? It doesn't mean that one would be more powerful even if they comprehended a true intent earlier?"
After which, Qin Wentian shook his head as though feeling sorry for her idiocy. After she heard that, a murderous look flashed in the woman's eyes as she glared hatefully at Qin Wentian.
"Senior sister, he's only a small time character, why allow his words to bother you?" A young man standing at the side gently smiled. Although his words were far from a consolation, the woman still nodded her head. But still, her cold gaze was still riveted on Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian walked to the side of Fan Miaoyu and Wu Teng, nodding his head to them as he asked, "Do you all want to form an alliance? I have two more seniors from the Battle Sword Faction over there."
After speaking, Qin Wentian pointed to a random direction where his two senior apprentice brothers were.
"Sure," Fan Miaoyu smiled and nodded. Wu Teng naturally had no objections as well. They all could tell that the people here were all in their own small groups, based on their sects and clans. The Core Faction was one group; the nine great sects were nine other groups; the two empires were also two other groups respectively. The Core Faction was the core of the Royal Sacred Sect, acting as the leader while the other groups would compete against each other, survival of the fittest.
At this moment, several people walked over. There were seven people in that group and they were following the person who offered an invitation to Qin Wentian to join the Core Faction earlier.
These seven all gave Qin Wentian an extraordinary feeling. Their cultivation bases were all either at the eighth or ninth level of Heavenly Dipper and they radiated with vitality, yet kept their auras retracted. Their expressions were as calm as water, but occasionally there would flicker of a light that could stir the souls of others.
"Hua Taixu." Qin Wentian saw a familiar figure amongst the seven. It was none other than Hua Taixu, who was also invited to join the Core Faction. In the Immortal Martial Realm, he, Hua Taixu, and Gu Liufeng were the only three that completed the path of monuments, all of them had a great harvest. After which, Hua Taixu chose to join the Royal Sacred Sect and evidently, he should have already comprehended a true intent or he wouldn't have appeared here today.
"The Royal Sacred Sect issued a summons to all of you talented geniuses of our Royal Sacred Region because we want to bring you to a very unique place. This place is exceptionally dangerous, but there is plenty of great fortune and opportunities within it. From now onwards, all of you are to obey the commands of Xia Sheng. These seven will guide you all on what to do. Understood?" That imposing figure who invited Qin Wentian earlier spoke to everyone, his words causing Qin Wentian to think back to what that man had told him before.
Of course, the things he told the others now was different. For those from the Core Faction, they could command the others. This indicated to Qin Wentian that if they obtained any benefits after entering the Vermilion Bird Immortal Palace, everything would benefit these seven first. If he had agreed to join the Core Faction earlier, he too would be one of the leaders, enjoying preferential treatment.
However, the geniuses that gathered here are all exceedingly arrogant figures. It wasn't going to be so easy to command them unless these seven were all extremely powerful individuals. Especially for the Xia Sheng whose name was mentioned earlier, he should be one of those monstrous existences in the Heavenly Dipper Realm that had already comprehended a total of four kinds of true intent.
"He is Xia Sheng!" At this moment Fan Miaoyu by the side of Qin Wentian exclaimed.
Qin Wentian glanced at her as he transmitted his voice back, "You know of him?"
"Naturally. Back then Xia Sheng was extremely famous in the Royal Sacred Region, he made his name earlier compared to Gu Liufeng. Now the people don't know of him because he joined the Royal Sacred Sect very early on, and remained within for his cultivation. Who would have thought that he still hasn't broken through to Celestial Phenomenon yet In other words, since he has chosen to remain at the Heavenly Dipper Realm to consolidate his foundation, this means that his strength now must certainly be at a unfathomably monstrous level," Fan Miaoyu replied.
Qin Wentian nodded his head in agreement. It was evident that Xia Sheng would be very strong. If not, how could he be the leader out of these seven from the Core Faction? "Understood."
"We will listen to the command of Senior Xia Sheng." The experts from the various powers all spoke. They were all filled with respect for those whose talent was high enough to be in the Core Faction. And with the strength of Xia Sheng, it was only natural that he would be the leader.
"Since this is the case, all of you make sure your preparations are ready. We are moving out right now," That expert spoke. The others all nodded as they soared into the air, leaving the Royal Sacred Sect.
Xia Sheng's group, which consisted of the core disciples, had a total of seven. As to the other groups, some had more people in them and some had less. They totalled around a hundred, and there would be a core member which was the leader of each group. For example, the leader of the group which were made of up those from the Grand Shang Empire was a white-haired young man which gave people a strange feeling. One couldn't tell his age, and the girl who wanted to humiliate Qin Wentian earlier was currently standing quietly by his side. Other than this, for those like Fan Miaoyu or Wu Teng, and those who had no relations with the major powers, all of them formed a group or randomly joined the groups of others.
The group that made up of those from the Battle Sword Sect had the least number of people. If Fan Miaoyu and Wu Teng were discounted, there would only be three people - Qin Wentian, as well as two disciples from the Battle Sword Faction, Quinn and Siko.
Quinn had a scholarly bearing and radiated justice. His cultivation base was at the ninth level of Heavenly Dipper.
Siko's bearing was completely different, a faint evil air exuded from him, giving off a demonic aura. The two of them walking together made it seem as though they weren't members of the same sect. Just one glance was sufficient to tell that the personalities of these two were extremely different.
"Baim's strength is extremely high, his cultivation base is at the ninth level and he has comprehended a total of four kinds of true intent."
"Tu Leng is the leader of the group from the Violet Thunder Sect, his strength is similar to Baim. We have to be careful of the two of them." Quinn wasn't really acquainted with Qin Wentian, he only sought to remind this junior brother of his. Baim was none other than that white-haired young man, while Tu Leng was a short and muscular-looking man. He stood at the forefront of those from the Violet Thunder Sect, while others respectfully stood behind him. He was most definitely a core member of the Violet Thunder Sect.
Qin Wentian silently memorized these characters. All of these people were stronger than him. The ancestor of the Battle Sword Sect wasn't trying to frighten him. The leaders of these groups were truly extremely terrifying characters.
They moved for a period of two days before they arrived at their destination. They were now actually at the borders of the Royal Sacred Region, in a location near the Illusion Mountain of Grand Zhou Empire. The expert from the Royal Sacred Sect that led them here halted and took out a resplendent compass-looking object to orientate himself before leading them deep into the Illusion Mountain Range in search of the Vermilion Bird Immortal Palace.
The various mountains here were akin to snakes and dragons, horizontally piling up on the earth. After some time, they entered a secret realm and when they looked up, they could see that above the misty clouds there was an incomparably vast immortal palace floating there.
Back then in the Royal Tomb of Grand Xia, Qin Wentian had already seen this place before. Now that he was here in his true-body, he discovered that he couldn't even see the end of this immortal palace with a single glance. This seemed to be a palace that drifted over to this place from an outside world. The hearts of the crowd were all numb with shock, and they had no way to describe the majesty of this sight.
"What sort of place is this?" Fan Miaoyu's heart was pounding. This floating palace that was so vast that it seemed to have no boundaries, it was almost inconceivable to imagine how powerful the character who had constructed it was.
Not only Fan Miaoyu, everyone present here all felt a tremor from their soul as they inclined their heads and stared at this magnificent sight.