Chapter 698: A Battle to Seek Death
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
This imposing figure was none other than Qin Wentian's birth father.
A boundless immortal glow enveloped his entire body, illuminating the skies. Every inch of his body was shining with resplendent light, bathing in holiness, exuding an extraordinary aura. He seemed like a heavenly god that had descended to the mortal world, giving others an intense visual rush of impact.
The oracular chant continued, as the runic lights towered up into the skies. The silhouette became increasingly divine.
This halo of light was like flames, and also resembled true light. Within the pure whiteness of the flame, golden streaks flashed past, further enhancing the king's aura radiating from this person.
"Rumble!" Qin Wentian felt his sea of consciousness shaking violently, as though it could fall apart at any moment. The words of the oracular chant imprinted themselves in his mind and at this moment when the figure before him turned, Qin Wentian finally saw his features clearly. Right now, a smile appeared on the figure's face, causing Qin Wentian's inner heart to tremble in shock.
That smile was filled with the warmth of gentleness, it felt as though he was looking at him, smiling at him.
Qin Wentian's perception was directly jolted out. His head rumbled furiously and when he opened his eyes again, there were hints of redness within. The oracular chant was etched in his mind, just like the warm smile he saw. He felt like his father had saw him, and was smiling at him.
Qin Wentian also smiled, he smiled in a silly manner but he truly felt very happy in his heart. Upon looking at the smile in his memories, this was the first time he truly felt that his father was by his side, never leaving before and was silently watching over him.
"This chant..." Qin Wentian mumbled, as he glanced at the exhausted Yuan Meteor Stones as he sighed in his heart. It was truly difficult to unlock the memory fragments his dad had left for him.
Closing his eyes, Qin Wentian started to hum as words of the oracular chant sounded out yet nothing seems to be happening.
Qin Wentian tried unceasingly, again and again, getting himself familiarized with the oracular chant to the extent where he felt his qi moving in accordance to the rhythm of the chant, circulating around his body involuntarily, in tandem with each syllable.
In the next instant, Qin Wentian sensed that the flame within his heart had started to tremble.
"Is this...a bloodline incantation?" Qin Wentian's heart shook, the oracular chant was exceedingly hard to understand. It was like voices from the heavens, but for some reason, he was able to enunciate the words. And as he grew more familiarized with the chant, he faintly understood the intent of this incantation.
The candle flame flickering in his heart had a very high possibility that it was his secondary bloodline. This bloodline had saved his life twice, it was able to protect the heart and was able to burn away any form of toxin and poison; yet even with his cultivation now, he had no way to truly harness the power of the white candle flame of his own accord. But now with this oracular chant, it seems that he could activate the candle flame in his heart out of his own will.
Qin Wentian sank into an immersive state, humming the oracular chant unceasingly. The candle flame in his heart started throbbing. Although it was very slow, Qin Wentian could clearly sense its movement and it seemed to burn just a little brighter as well.
"Seems like the incantation is really something related to my bloodline." Qin Wentian mused. With no more hesitation, Qin Wentian started to recite the chant again and again, over thousands of times.
A day later, Qin Wentian's body began to glow with a light akin to immortal light, radiating a dazzling brilliance.
The glow around him was like the flames from candles, and each particular flame seemed to be a terrifying rune that possessed indomitable might.
As he chanted, the runes grew increasingly more brilliant, turning into something that increasingly resemble immortal light. Right now, in this instant, Qin Wentian was like an immortal king who descended from the heavens.
His body and the movements of his blood all seemed to form a mysterious resonance with the incantation he was chanting.
At this instant, Qin Wentian suddenly had a feeling. With this immortal light circulating his body, no after-effects of malicious arts of evil intent would be able to invade him and he was invulnerable to all forms of poison.
"Hu..." Qin Wentian drew in a deep breath before opening his eyes. At the instant where his eyes opened, a flicker of immortal light flashed within, shooting towards the horizon, akin to a terrifying flame.
"This bloodline power of mine is so peculiar." Qin Wentian was silently startled in his heart. Just like what he guessed in the past, this candle flame was indeed something born from his second bloodline and it could be considered a very unique type of bloodline power. It had the ability to suppress evil energy and a fearsome incineration power that could destroy everything. Based on what he felt, if he could harness its full ability, even a third-level Ascendant would be razed to into nothing if they were incinerated by his candle flame.
But even so, his strength was far from enough. At the first level of Celestial Phenomenon, his cultivation base was simply too low. Although he had many trump cards hidden up his sleeves, in addition to having a powerful constellation and two overwhelmingly terrifying bloodlines which enabled him to have no pressure facing opponents a level or two higher than him. He didn't have any confidence if he were to fight again opponents at the fourth or fifth level or even higher.
And there was no doubt that the Royal Sacred Sect undoubtedly has numerous peak-level Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants...
However even so, since the Royal Sacred Sect wanted to kill him no matter what and even threatened Grand Xia and ancient Ye, he had to give them an unforgettable lesson. He must let them understand that although the Royal Sacred Sect was the hegemon of the Royal Sacred Region, they couldn't control the lives of people, showing utter disregard. If not, there would surely be a day that the Royal Sacred Sect was replaced, or maybe even destroyed.
Today was the sixth day of the seven days deadline. The people of the Royal Sacred City were all paying close attention to whether if Qin Wentian would appear here to await death.
The atmosphere at the Sacred Battle Platform was very quiet today. After all, if one wanted to activate the Sacred Battle Platform, only extremely famous Heaven Chosen who wanted to battle had the rights to do so.
Naturally, the Sacred Battle Platform was controlled by the experts from the Royal Sacred Sect. At this moment, a number of silhouettes descended before the operating formation of the Sacred Battle Platform.
"Impudent, this place is off-limits." From within the formation, the expert in charge of the platform opened his eyes as gleams of sharpness flashed within, radiating a cold intent.
"Scram." Only to see that one among the intruders stepped out as a terrifying aura instantly enveloped this space. The expert from the Royal Sacred Sect turned ashen upon feeling the aura. In countless years, nobody dared to snatch the controlling rights of the operating formation from the Royal Sacred Sect. Yet today, someone who dared to do so actually appeared.
"Who are you people?" That expert stood up, staring at the intruders as he coldly asked.
"Ye Qingyun." As the sound of this calm voice rang out, that expert of the Royal Sacred Sect stiffened. He instantly understood everything.
"Scram back to the Royal Sacred Sect and tell them that I, Ye Qingyun, and my foster son Qin Wentian, will wait here on the Sacred Battle Platform for them if they wish to kill us." Ye Qingyun's booming voice shook the nine heavens as echoes of it rumbled this space, resounding throughout a radius of a hundred miles, causing the hearts of everyone who heard his words to tremble.
Qin Wentian and Ye Qingyun have both arrived.
However, they didn't head to the Royal Sacred Sect to await their death; but chose to go to the Sacred Battle Platform instead, and even seized the controlling rights of this platform.
"Swish, swish, swish..." A violent gust of wind billowed, those from the Royal Sacred Sect flew towards the direction of the Sacred Battle Platform with their quickest speed. At the same time, the news that Qin Wentian and Ye Qingyun was at the Sacred Battle Platform swiftly spread all over the city as more and more people knew of this.
When the crowd arrived, they discovered that Qin Wentian was at the center of the platform, standing there with his eyes close.
Behind him below the platform, two streams of experts from ancient Ye and the Medicine Sovereign Valley could also be seen.
The experts from the Royal Sacred Sect stared icily at Qin Wentian as one of them spoke, "We told you to come here to receive your death, what's the point of you coming to the Sacred Battle Platform? Do you think it would help you in anyway?"
"Since the Royal Sacred Sect wants my death, I, Qin, obviously know that I have no strength to resist. However, even in death, I, Qin, wish to die with dignity. I want to experience the combat prowess of experts from the Royal Sacred Sect, the hegemon of our world. Right now, my cultivation base is at the first level of Celestial Phenomenon. I hereby announce that I will accept all fights regardless of their age as long as the opponent is within the first three levels of Celestial Phenomenon. If we can fight a true and honorable battle, allowing me to witness the magnificence of the Heaven Chosen of the hegemon of our world, I, Qin, shall end my own life in front of the masses if I were to be defeated."
Qin Wentian's eyes were still closed as he slowly continued, "If the hegemon of this world doesn't even dare to accept this request, I can only say that the reputation of the Royal Sacred Sect is false and undeserved. Is there not even a real man within the sect? Rather, the talents the hegemon of our world had been nurturing were all nothing but a bunch of cowards? If that's the case, the Royal Sacred Sect isn't fit to have the title of hegemon. It would only be a disgrace."
As the sound of Qin Wentian's voice faded, everyone in the crowd couldn't help but to feel their hearts trembling, as a hint of sympathy could be seen in their eyes when they stared at Qin Wentian.
Indeed, as the hegemon of this world, there was no way for Qin Wentian to survive if the Royal Sacred Sect wanted him to die. Now, he could only request to die with dignity through combat and if he lost, he would commit suicide.
Such a tragic request... In front of everyone, the Royal Sacred Sect shouldn't reject it, they cannot reject it.
If not, no one else in this world would ever look up to them again.
To the people of the Royal Sacred Region, the Royal Sacred Sect was a holy entity that was unreachable, far up in the skies. The talents of this world all gathered there, and their members were all astounding geniuses with dazzling talent.
In the Royal Sacred Region, the Royal Sacred Sect was God.
But now, Qin Wentian had issued a 'challenge' against this God, and the location was still on the Sacred Battle Platform. This caused those present to feel hot blood gushing through their veins.
More and more people arrived. Everyone in the crowd was waiting for the Royal Sacred Sect's response.
Although they clearly knew that the ending would result in Qin Wentian's death, they all truly wanted to personally witness disciples of the Royal Sacred Sect, the hegemon that had ruled unchallenged in this world for over tens of thousands of years, against this outstanding young man that was exuding his last glimmer of magnificence. Would he end up falling to second-level Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants or third-level Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants?
Nobody knew whether first-level Ascendants of the Royal Sacred Sect would be able to defeat Qin Wentian or not. But that was probably impossible.
At this moment, even the golden war airship arrived. Back then, those experts who went to Grand Xia were present here today as well. They stared at Qin Wentian as their countenance went ice-cold.
Qin Wentian actually came to the Sacred Battle Platform, welcoming all challengers at the first three levels of Celestial Phenomenon from the Royal Sacred Sect in front of the eyes of everyone in this world. Their Royal Sacred Sect had no reason to reject Qin Wentian, and judging from the gleams of anticipations in the eyes of those present, they could not, not accept Qin Wentian's request!