Chapter 750: Greed
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
"Who would have thought that things would turn out this way?" The spectators all drew in a deep breath when they saw Xie Yu expelled from the dimension, feeling incomparably stunned in their hearts.
Their initial guesses were that Xie Yu, Zhao Yuyan, Han Luo or those seventh-level ascendants should have the highest probability of becoming the victor. But nobody expected that a young man would emerge as a new force to be reckoned with. This inconspicuous young man was initially looked upon with disdain, yet he ended up becoming the sole participant remaining.
In addition, this victory he obtained wasn't due to luck. He defeated Jiang Feng, Han Luo, Zhao Yuyan, Xie Yu and a seventh-level ascendant. These people were all those whom the spectators thought to have a chance to become the final victor, yet they were all swept aside by him. In addition, he was also the one with the weakest cultivation among them. Although he borrowed the power of the augmentation sources, and there's also some factor of luck, Qin Wentian being able to walk all the way to the end wasn't merely because he was fortunate. He had true capabilities too.
Especially so for that last combat, the might Qin Wentian displayed was definitely over the top. Even if he didn't borrow the aid of the augmentation sources, it shouldn't be a problem for him to jump levels and fight opponents. If not, Han Luo and Xie Yu would not have been defeated by him.
At this moment, an expert from the Immorseize Residence walked up. With a wave of his hands, the formation diagram dimension curled up back into a scroll and returned to his hands. Qin Wentian and the others appeared before the Immorseize Great Hall and he finally heave a sigh of relief. He had succeeded in obtaining the Sky Demon Oracle Bone.
He wasn't worried that there would be any unexpected situations occurring on the side of the Immorseize Residence. Being able to become one of the largest gambling grounds in the Cloud Prefecture, how could they not be reputable? Even with more valuable treasures, they wouldn't play any tricks on their end as after all, their profits had already exceeded the cost of the treasure. If there was anything wrong with the Immorseize Residence, it would just take a single fraud case to turn them into nothingness. After that, there would be no one who dares to trust them again.
In fact, what he had to worry about was these participants who also showed an interest in the Sky Demon Oracle Bone. It wasn't a secret that he became the victor, this was a fact witnessed by everyone who was present. If he had some background to support him in Worryfree City, everything was fine. But if he had no background, how could he prevent the greed rising in the hearts of these people?
At this instant, he could clearly sensed many gazes riveted onto him. Xie Yu's eyes were especially cold. He lost, he actually lost and failed to obtain the Sky Demon Oracle Bone.
This time he came here for the Sky Demon Oracle Bone wasn't because he wanted the item for himself. As the son of the female city lord and an immortal-ranked expert for his father, he had almost everything he wanted and didn't lack for cultivation resources. He also wasn't proficient in weapon forging, hence the Sky Demon Oracle Bone wouldn't be of much use to him.
The reason he came here was because he wanted to prepare a meeting gift for a person who would soon visit the Worryfree City.
This person was none other than a renowned grandmaster weaponsmith and had an extraordinary status. Even as the son of the city lord, he had to show sufficient respect. That person was like him and didn't lack any cultivation resources, hence he didn't really have a good gift to present to him. And just so coincidentally, the Immorseize Residence announced that they would be putting up a Sky Demon Oracle Bone for stakes for a gambling match. Hence, he hesitated no longer and immediately registered as a participant, wanting to acquire the Sky Demon Oracle Bone. But regretfully, he had failed.
"Second-level ascendant? I actually lost to him?" Right now with no augmentation sources, everyone was reverted back to their original strength. The aura from Qin Wentian was clearly weaker than the others, and could be considered the weakest among the participants. But it was precisely him who defeated everyone, becoming the victor of this gambling match.
Not only Xie Yu thought like this, Zhao Yuyan and the others were all feeling ashamed. Right now, her beautiful eyes stared at Qin Wentian with unwillingness flashing within. This was an order given to her by her master, she had to obtain the Sky Demon Oracle Bone and this would serve as a tempering exercise for her. As long as she could obtain the Sky Demon Oracle Bone, her master would teach her how to use this legendary material to forge the strongest divine weapon, allowing her to witness the whole process of creation personally.
Although her master was an immortal-ranked weaponsmith, immortal-ranked weapons were still extraordinary items that couldn't be forged simply because you wanted to. It needed many valuable and rare materials. Even her master would rarely personally forge immortal-ranked weapons as the conditions needed are too much. Sadly, the rare opportunity before her eyes just faded away with her loss in the gambling match.
"No way, I have to get the Sky Demon Oracle Bone no matter what." Zhao Yuyan's beautiful eyes flickered with a sharpness. She couldn't miss out on this opportunity. And if she didn't bring the Sky Demon Oracle Bone back, her master would definitely be disappointed.
At this moment, the expert who kept the formation diagram stared at Qin Wentian and smiled, "Congratulations for becoming the victor. According to our agreement, the Immorseize Residence will pass you a complete piece of Sky Demon Oracle Bone. You can verify this."
As he spoke, that expert waved his hands as an interspatial ring flew over to Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian caught hold of that ring and sank his perception within. His eyes flashed sharply and after that, he kept the interspatial ring and nodded to the expert, "Many thanks, senior."
"Since you are the victor of the gambling match, there's no need for thanks." That person calmly replied. "As the victor, you have the right to stay in our Immorseize Residence for a period of time, leaving whenever you like. Naturally, for a small price, you can also request us to guard you as you leave."
The words of this person was evidently telling Qin Wentian that there are others who might seize his spoils of victory. These words were spoken every time a gambling match ended and very often, the victor would choose to request protection from the Immorseize Residence in case of the other disgruntled participants ganging up on them.
After all, the victor would received the treasure offered. The moment they descended the stairs of the Immorseize Residence, the Immorseize Residence would no longer take responsibility for the victor's safety.
The gazes of the spectators all landed onto Qin Wentian. This young man seemed to be a stranger, they wondered if he would request the protection from the Immorseize Residence. If he did, those who had designs on the Sky Demon Oracle Bone, would no longer be able to do anything.
"It's fine, I will leave by myself." Qin Wentian replied.
"Okay." That expert nodded, not saying anything more. He had already done his due diligence by reminding him. As to what Qin Wentian chose, he should know what's best for himself, hence there was no need to say anything more.
Qin Wentian turned and prepared to leave this place. But at this moment, a silhouette appeared before him. It was actually none other than Han Luo who was defeated by him earlier.
Han Luo smiled, "Hi, my name is Han Luo. Sir, can I make your acquaintance?"
Qin Wentian glanced at Han Luo as he replied, "My name is Qin Wentian."
"Sir's talent is extraordinary and has outstanding combat prowess. I wonder which sect you came from?" Han Luo smiled amicably, as though he truly wanted to be friends.
If it was in ordinary circumstances, Qin Wentian might have patiently interact with Han Luo. But right now since he just obtained the Sky Demon Oracle Bone, he didn't know if Han Luo was sincere or not, hence there was no need to say too much.
At this moment, another person walked over and spoke, "Would you be willing to trade the Sky Demon Oracle Bone to me? I am willing to pay the same value."
Qin Wentian lifted his head and stared at the person who spoke. It was also none other than someone whom he defeated, Zhao Yuyan. It was evident that she still wanted the Sky Demon Oracle Bone badly and hadn't given up the notion of wanting to obtain it from the hands of Qin Wentian.
"Sorry, I have use for this Sky Demon Oracle Bone." Qin Wentian emotionlessly spoke. The Sky Demon Oracle Bone was a priceless treasure. At the very least at his level, there was no way for him to come into contact with it. Maybe after stepping into the immortal foundation realm he could come across it frequently, but that was still something in the future. At the very least as of now, he had dire need of this Sky Demon Oracle Bone, how can he sell it to Zhao Yuyan?
After speaking, Qin Wentian nodded to Han Luo and continued on his way, he had no intention to remain here.
Xie Yu's eyes flashed sinisterly, after that he turned and followed after Qin Wentian.
Not only for Xie Yu, many others did the same as well.
Qin Wentian was at the forefront with many following behind him. The spectators all felt bizarre in their hearts when they saw this. Qin Wentian seemed to be a little too gullible? Although his talent was good and had very high combat prowess, his cultivation base was considered quite low after all. His guts were simply too big, daring to walk out directly in an above and open-board manner just like that.
"This Sky Demon Oracle Bone will only scald your hands if you hold on to it. It's better to hand it to me." Zhao Yuyan quickened her pace and caught up, walking side by side with Qin Wentian. "I will give you something of equivalent value to trade and won't let you lose out."
"Didn't I already say no?" Qin Wentian unhappily stated.
Zhao Yuyan frowned, a cold intent radiated from her as she continued, "Let me advise you. You better be smarter than this. If you don't, I'm afraid that even your safety would be in question, let alone holding on to the Sky Demon Oracle Bone."
"Are you threatening me?" Qin Wentian's eyes abruptly turned as he stared at Zhao Yuyan.
Zhao Yuyan also turned, staring at the cold eyes of Qin Wentian. Her eyes flickered with arrogance and she spoke, "So what if I am?"
They stood very close to each other, and their auras seemed to be clashing. A pressure then permeated the air, as Qin Wentian icily spat out, "Scram."
"Whoever still dares to follow me, don't blame me for being impolite." Qin Wentian quickened his pace and directly shook Zhao Yuyan off, leaving behind only a warning, causing the steps of the others behind to slow somewhat.
Zhao Yuyan frowned when she heard what he said. Killing intent flashed in her eyes, he actually told her to scram?
"You think simply having a high combat prowess can qualify you to behave so unbridledly?" Zhao Yuyan's silhouette flickered as the shine of astral light shone from her body. Although Qin Wentian's combat prowess was outstanding, he was only at the second level of Celestial Phenomenon. With no augmentation sources, what could he do?
He actually dared to speak so rudely to her? He was simply courting death.
Qin Wentian's speed became quicker. A dazzling light appeared below his feet and after that, he stomped and launched himself into the air, shuttling through the skies with unbelievable speed. Back then when the Royal Sacred Sect was destroyed, Di Tian had given him the interspatial rings of the experts who were slain there. He naturally had many treasures on him now.
"Hmph." Zhao Yuyan coldly laughed when she saw this scene. With a wave of her hands, a resplendent rainbow-colored light appeared below her feet. She shuttled through the air with blinding speed, pursuing after Qin Wentian.
The astral light radiating from her grew even more intense as swishing sounds rang out when her astral shackles manifested, shooting straight towards Qin Wentian who was ahead. There were ten million chains and shackles that were pursuing Qin Wentian!