Chapter 746: Start of the Formation Battle
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
"Xie Yu, this is the Immorseize Residence. You don't want anyone to contend against you? Why don't you directly tell them to deliver the Sky Demon Oracle Bone to you?" Han Luo glanced at the sinister looking young man as he coldly spoke.
Xie Yu was the sole son of the female city lord in Worryfree City. His father was from a hegemon power in a particle world and was an immortal foundation ranked expert that was a demonic beast in original form and was extremely tyrannical in nature. Back then when he broke past the bindings and stepped into the immortal realms, he immediately subdued the Worryfree City Lord and made her bear a child for him which was precisely Xie Yu. The two of them were very protective of Xie Yu and shielded all his shortcomings, resulting in the fact that no one in Worryfree City dared to antagonize Xie Yu.
In addition, he had also inherited the talent of his parents. He had very high combat strength and outstanding talent. Only those who belonged to immortal-ranked factions of power would dare to offend him. An example was the Golden Armor Clan Zhao Yuyan was in. For powers with immortals within, in cities, these were considered at the very peak.
Also, Jiang Feng who was wooing Zhao Yuyan was the young master of the Fall Kill Sect. He was also very strong.
Naturally, there's also Han Luo who was the son of the commander in chief of this city. He often had conflicts with Xie Yu and both of them intensely disliked each other.
"Han Luo, I'm merely asking who wants to contend against me? If you want to, I wouldn't object." Xie Yu's eyes flashed with glints of evil, giving off an extremely baleful aura. His father was a violent demon immortal and he had naturally inherited the demon blood of his father.
As he spoke, Xie Yu's eyes raked through the crowd. When his gaze landed on Zhao Yuyan, a nefarious glint flashed within causing Zhao Yuyan to frown as an expression of unhappiness flickered in her eyes.
"Xie Yu, step down." A voice rang out in the great hall. Xie Yu stared at the person who came and smiled before he retreated. It was someone from the Immorseize Residence and when he arrived he stated, "Okay, all participants can hand over your Yuan Meteor Stones or other treasures. The formation battle shall commence in three days."
The gambling match will be held in the vast air space above the Immorseize Residence, and the people of the Worryfree City could spectate if they wanted to.
Han Luo was the first to step forwards, and after him, Zhao Yuyan, Jiang Feng and the others followed. Xie Yu's threat seemed to be quite useful. Many wanted to participate but were hesitating but finally, there were still hundreds who decided to participate in the formation battle. Qin Wentian naturally was one of them, he had to get the Sky Demon Oracle Bone no matter what.
After he registered, Qin Wentian silently departed the area. This place wasn't the Royal Sacred Region and there was basically no one who knew him. When he departed, Han Luo only curiously glanced at him because after all, Qin Wentian was still very young and exuded an extraordinary demeanor yet he was very low-profile. But of course, Han Luo only glanced at him out of curiosity and didn't really pay much attention.
After he arrived back at the Qin Clan, Qin Feng whispered to Qin Qing when he saw Qin Wentian was back, "Qin Qing, big brother Qin seems to be very busy."
"Big brother Qin naturally has his own stuff to do. Do you think it's very easy for one to come to the immortal realms from the particle world? He naturally had to put in tremendous effort in cultivation." Qin Qing replied in a low voice. Qin Wentian greeted them and stepped into his room for cultivation.
In the next few days, Qin Wentian went out every day and would only occasionally guide Qin Feng and chat with Qin Qing. He seemed even busier and the siblings had no idea what Qin Wentian was up to.
Today, Qin Wentian went out again. Qin Feng and Qin Qing were chatting and Qin Feng suddenly brought out, "I heard from the outside that the Immorseize Residence is going to hold a very important gambling match and even took out a Sky Demon Oracle Bone as the prize. The participants include Xie Yu, Han Luo, Zhao Yuyan, Jiang Feng, etc... I really wish to go and spectate, but that place is quite far away from here."
"Zhao Yuyan also participated?" Qin Qing evidently knew who this person was. Although Worryfree City was very vast, immortal-ranked powers were very uncommon and were considered at the peak. These immortal-ranked powers were the attention of all in the Worryfree City and naturally, for the geniuses within the immortal-ranked powers, everyone knew of their names.
Zhao Yuyan had outstanding talent and was also a genius in forging weapons, she was the idol of many young ladies, including Qin Qing, who also revered her.
"Mhm. Xie Yu and Han Luo will be contending against each other soon. I wonder who among them would be able to acquire the Sky Demon Oracle Bone. How good would it be if I'm a Celestial Phenomenon Ascendant? I would definitely rush over to spectate the battle." Qin Feng stated in a disappointed manner. The speed of a Yuanfu cultivator compared to an Ascendent was simply far too vast. The Worryfree City to immortals was considered a small city in size; and to Ascendants, it was considered an ordinary size. But to Yuanfu cultivators, this city was boundlessly vast, their speed was too lacking considering the distance.
From here to the Immorseize Residence, if Qin Feng were to rush over now, he didn't even know how long he would take for him to arrive there.
There were many spectators that appeared in the Immorseize Residence. In the middle of the air there was an immortal-ranked treasure, a formation diagram that could transformed into a different dimension.
As to what a formation battle meant, it refers to combat within the formation dimension diagram.
There were too many marvelous things In the formation dimension. One could seek sources of augmentation such as formations or treasures within that could boost one's own strength. This formation battle should have something to do with the treasure offered - the Sky Demon Oracle Bone. The Sky Demon Oracle Bone was a heavenly material used for weapons forging, and for divine weaponsmiths, they would naturally be proficient in divine inscriptions which meant that they had a certain level of understanding with regards to formations. This way, even if one was weaker in combat, they could even out the score with their expertise in formations.
Xie Yu, Han Luo, Jiang Feng, and Zhao Yuyan stood at the forefront of the participants. The gazes of the crowd all focused on these four, they were the ones thought to have the highest chances to become the victor. Especially for Zhao Yuyan, her talent lies not only in combat.
"Each of you take one of these talismans, as long as it is broken, a burst of energy generated would send you out. But during times of desperation and if any of you are not quick enough to activate the escape talismen, you shall bear the consequences yourself. Also there's one more point, for fairplay, no divine weapons can be used within the dimension." The expert from the Immorseize Residence checked the identities of the participants and gave each of them an escape talisman.
"Okay, you all can enter now. Each of you will appear in different starting points." After giving out the escape talismen, the expert from the Immorseize Residence activated the formation diagram. The participants all stepped out, moving closer to the diagram. The diagram in the end exuded brilliant light, which enveloped around each of the participants and an instant later, all of them disappeared into the diagram itself.
At this moment, Qin Wentian appeared within the dimension. He stood on the earth and extended his perception outwards. Within his perception, there were a few silhouettes that sprinted with rapid speed in random directions instead of rushing their opponents.
Before this, Qin Wentian naturally had already done his research and knew that there were many ways and methods to augment oneself in the formation dimension. His silhouette also flickered instantly the moment he entered. He didn't rushed at anyone but rather, he too, chose to seek for sources of augmentation within the formation dimension.
Raging winds kicked up within the dimension and an instant later, Qin Wentian stood at a certain location. A resplendent cone of light covered his body as divine inscriptions could be seen circulating around it. It seemed akin to a real set of armor, and had augmented his strength to an incredible degree.
"I can't move from here if I equip it? Useless." Qin Wentian directly forsook it and continued his gallop. Very swiftly, he saw another silver bow that hung suspended in the skies.
"This bow isn't bad." Qin Wentian rushed over with blinding speed. In another direction, there was also another person rushing towards the bow. That other person was an old man with a cultivation base at the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon, quite a few levels higher than Qin Wentian.
Golden light flashed as shimmering wings appeared behind Qin Wentian. He transformed into a streak of golden light and directly grabbed towards the bow.
"IMPUDENT!" The old man from afar also stretched his hand out. His arm directly expanded a thousand meters as he blasted his palm towards Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian's body instantly veered to the side. Demonic qi towered up into the skies as though he transformed into a real primordial great roc, shuttling through the air with blinding speed, as though he did not dare to collide head on with his opponent even after he acquired the bow.
That old man took great strides and he too, also shot forth like a shooting star, chasing after Qin Wentian. However, he only saw Qin Wentian pulling the bow strings and infusing terrifying streams of true intent within. Qin Wentian then turned and abruptly fired an arrow towards the old man.
"BANG, BANG. BANG!"
Even the void seems about to fall apart from the might of the fired arrow. That outstretched thousand meter long arm of the old man was blasted through. His countenance stiffened and he could only stare at Qin Wentian's departure helplessly, not daring to pursue further.
"The augmentation granted by the bow isn't bad and can be considered a low-grade fifth-ranked weapon. It's able to increase the attack of people at my level, but if my cultivation base is at the fourth level and above, the augmentation it provides is actually negligible." Qin Wentian mused as he continued rushing away. Even when he met the other participants, he didn't stay to fight against them, choosing to run instead. Since at the end there would only be a final victor, why is there a need to be so hasty now?
He could be considered one of the weakest among the participants. Second level of Celestial Phenomenon? That was basically the lowest tier here. It wasn't a bad strategy to remain low profile.
For formation battles, the treasures that appears towards the end will grant an even stronger augmentation and would be of tremendous help to lower-level participants.
Also, Qin Wentian's actions were noticeably different compared to the rest of the participants.
Xie Yu was incomparably tyrannical the instant he entered the formation dimension. He who had a cultivation base at the fifth level of Celestial Phenomenon directly launched assaults and slaughtered his opponents, killing whoever he saw, ousting his competitors. He even acquired a speed-type treasure in the form of feathered wings allowing him to soar through the air like an eagle, swooping down on his prey whenever he saw them. Those weaker participants were directly slayed by him inside the formation dimension.
"Xie Yu and Han Luo are both fifth-level ascendants and had powerful killing techniques, nobody could stop them. Even ordinary sixth and seventh level ascendants would find it tough to be a match for them and in addition, there were only a very few seventh-level ascendants among the participants this time around.
"That black-robed old man is very powerful, he's a seventh-level ascendant and nobody can obstruct his path."
"Jiang Feng, Zhao Yuyan are both very strong as well. And if they persist on till the end, Zhao Yuyan's advantage would be only even greater."
"Who is that fellow? Why does he dodge whenever he's about to run into an opponent? Too shameless, to think that this kind of person would also waste their Yuan Meteor Stones to participate?" Someone noticed Qin Wentian and stated suspiciously. This was purely a waste, there would only be one victor, dodging and evading fights wouldn't win you the victory.
"He's still dodging, what a great dodger." The crowd saw that Qin Wentian continued dodging again when he saw opponents and couldn't help but be speechless.
As time flew by, the number of participants in the formation dimension dwindled down to forty-plus.
"That dodger is still inside the formation dimension, damn it's really making me speechless." As the number of participants dwindled, Qin Wentian got even more famous. Everytime he chose to dodge, his actions would garner attention from the spectators.
"Jiang Feng. That fellow entered Jiang Feng's territory, he's dead meat." At this moment, many rejoiced in the dodger's misfortune. Jiang Feng had discovered a treasure land that could boost one's attack in a certain radius, and Qin Wentian had entered the radius.
However at this moment, they only saw Qin Wentian abruptly halting before turning and running away.
"FUCK THIS! He is just too shameless." Countless in the crowd rolled their eyes.
"Jiang Feng also sensed his existence and is currently pursuing him. He's dead for sure, Jiang Feng's speed is extremely fast." Inside the formation dimension, Jiang Feng chased after Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian started to flee but Jiang Feng's speed was no slouch either. He coldly spoke, "Cowardly rat, are you even fit to join the formation battle?"
As the sound of his voice faded, Qin Wentian suddenly stopped at a mountain peak, he didn't continue to flee further!