Chapter 777: A Complete Humiliation
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian was immersed in that boundless runic light, with runic inscriptions forming an armor enveloping his body. He stood there exuding an unexcelled aura in the world, and every word he uttered had the power to tremble the hearts of his opponents.
At this instant, this ordinary-looking young man exhibited his radiance, and was even more dazzling compared to the geniuses of the various major powers of the Cloud Prefecture. It was as though out of everyone, he is the only main lead here. He commanded the others to scram, they are not allowed to be anywhere near the Nine Immortality Bell or he would kill them with no mercy.
Such a domineering attitude, even the Jiangling King dared not do it. But this third-level ascendant has precisely done so! In addition, he made all the experts from the major powers turn ashen with no way to reply. Such a crushing defeat, being suppressed so overwhelmingly, even if they wanted to refute, they had nothing to say.
"It was you who killed Xuan Zhu," At this moment, someone exclaimed. The female from the Purple Flame Sect glared at Qin Wentian, at this moment she could finally be sure that Xuan Zhu was killed by none other than Qin Wentian. It was that bell reverberation which had jolted her companion so badly that he died.
"That bell chime back then was caused by you. You used the power of the bell to ambush and assassinate Xuan Zhu!" The eyes of that female seemed to be spitting fire, harshly glaring at Qin Wentian.
However, Qin Wentian merely glanced over. Those emotionless eyes filled with sharpness swept over to her. In only an instant, she felt her body trembling, from a chill birthed in the depths of her soul.
"Who the hell is he? Do I even need to ambush him to kill him? These so-called geniuses can't even stand up to a single strike. The Xuan Zhu of your Purple Flame Sect is even weaker than them, he was just an ant. Yet to fawn on those from the Seven Sword Sect, he even took it upon himself to expel everyone from this location. How ridiculous, he died from a single gaze of me. Complete and utter trash."
Qin Wentian's countenance was calm, he still stood with his hands clasped behind his back as he stared at the female from the Purple Flame Sect. "Initially, I had no intentions to find trouble with you. But now, you still even dared to stand there and pester endlessly. Do you wish to die?"
As the sound of the word 'die' rang out, the entire body of the female trembled violently. Qin Wentian's eyes seemed to contained a sharpness that could penetrate everything. Her body trembled, her lips quavered but she couldn't produce a sound, she didn't dare to utter a single word. Everyone instantly understood that fear has already bloomed in the heart of this girl. Under the might exuded by Qin Wentian, she was so frightened that she didn't even dare to say anything.
Qin Wentian's dominance was unparalleled. Even in the face of disciples from the peak-tier major powers of the Cloud Prefecture, he didn't put them in his eyes at all. He did what he said he would, nobody had any doubts that he would truly kill them if they pushed him too far. As for the Purple Flame Sect, it was merely a sect from the Jiangling Country and he had already killed one person from it. It didn't matter much to him if he were to kill one more. Hence, it's only natural that the female wouldn't dare to antagonize him. If not, if the young man truly raged, she would certainly die.
"So those bell chimes that resounded even louder compared to Cheron was caused by none other than him." There were some spectators commenting, staring at Qin Wentian with startlement in their eyes. This young man was extraordinary but he chose to be low-profile earlier. Who would have thought that the disciples from the major powers all looked down on him and even wanted to kill him. Only then did this young man reveal his true strength.
"Truly powerful, initially there were some who guessed that it was the Nine Immortality Bell's weapon spirit manifesting yet none expected that it was caused him. How strong, he has even exceeded Cheron, and achieved something none of the other disciples from the major powers could accomplish. Those geniuses looked down on him but they didn't know that he, who is only a third-level ascendant could already accomplish things they didn't even dream of doing. This is especially so for the genius of the Jiang Clan, Jiang Yan. He hailed from a sacred ground that specialized in weaponsmithing and divine inscriptions, and his attainments in those fields was naturally extremely high. But this Jiang Yan couldn't even cause the Nine Immortality Bell to resound out, he could only make it chime softly at most. The disparity between him and the young man was too great."
People in the crowd whispered to each other. However the sense of hearing of the experts here were all extremely sharp, they could naturally hear the conversation. Jiang Yan turned ashen yet he had nothing to say. Those behind him coldly swept their eyes over to the direction where the conversation originated from, their eyes as sharp as swords.
How shameful, the experts from the other powers were still better off slightly. This Jiang Yan was a heaven chosen from a peak-tier major power of the Cloud Prefecture that focused on weaponsmithing. Not long before, he was still standing loftily at the peak, he was a descendant of Jiang Chao, a god-like weaponsmith from the ancient era. But now, he was proven inferior even to Cheron of the Wondergate Immortal Manor, let alone an unknown brat whose cultivation base is even lower than him. To think that before this, he still held the young man in disdain. What a complete humiliation.
This was simply face-smacking. Jiang Yan already sensed several gazes fixed on him, causing his face to feel a burning sensation that was extremely unbearable.
"You knew it was him long ago?" Mu Yan who stood with Cheron, turned and asked.
"Mhm, before this I already guessed that the person who caused the Nine Immortality Bells to resonate was brother Tianwen. Evidently, brother Tianwen is stronger than me in terms of attainments. From the battle earlier, he wasn't just a little stronger but there's quite a far distance between him and me." Cheron didn't mind saying that he was weaker at all. Before this, he has already made his intentions clear to Qin Wentian, wanting to make his acquaintance as a friend.
"Haha you won't lose out that much in this aspect. At the very least, you are much stronger than Jiang Yan." Mu Yan laughed, not bothering to lower the volume of his voice, his words causing Jiang Yan and the experts from his clan to feel a burning shame in their hearts.
"Jiang Yan?" At this moment, Cheron intentionally turned his gaze over, his face filled with hints of sarcasm. He indifferently continued, "Not long ago, Jiang Yan had even humiliated brother Tianwen but in hindsight, it's truly ridiculous. He's simply courting humiliation."
"CHERON YOU SHUT THE HELL UP!" Jiang Yan roared. He was already extremely humiliated but Cheron had no intentions of sparing him.
"Why? You did it but didn't want any to talk about it? Earlier weren't you very brazen? Aren't you a heaven chosen from a sacred ground of the Cloud Prefecture that specialized in weaponsmithing? Didn't you say that he had no qualifications to talk to you because you are both from different tiers and even added that he should die because of that. But now, brother Wentian is simply standing there and you don't even have the courage to step out. If I was you I would immediately return to my clan to entre close-door seclusion. If I cannot make a breakthrough I would not take a single step outside of my clan lest I incur the ridicule of others."
Cheron folded his arms in front of his chest and mercilessly mocked, causing Jiang Yan to be so angry that his body was trembling.
"Enough, just leave. The whole lot of you are simply targets for humiliation if you remained." Mu Yan coldly spoke.
Zurius felt an intense unwillingness in his heart. He stared at Qin Wentian and spoke, "You borrowed the power from the Nine Immortality Bells to be able to stand equally with us. But after all, external power is still external power. Unless you remain here forever, your life will definitely be mine to take."
As the sound of his voice faded, Zurius turned and departed.
"The Nine Immortality Bells manifest a spirit, the clouds and wind gathered in the Driftsnow City, you are still too tender." Shu Luyao remarked in a faint voice as he departed as well.
Nion was injured the most, her gaze was like sharp swords as she stared at Qin Wentian, leaving with resentment in her heart.
Jiang Yan, Pei Xiao and the others also left, but they did so with hatred in their hearts. In the blink of an eye, everyone departed as the atmosphere regained its silence. The spectators now looked at Qin Wentian differently, this man had formed an innate connection with the Nine Immortality Bells and the volume of the bell chimes he produced was even louder than Cheron. They wondered if he would be the one that unravelled the secret behind the ancient bells.
"Brother Tianwen, awesome!" Cheron and Mu Yan walked over as Cheron flashed a thumbs up, his eyes filled with impressiveness. To be able to control and maneuver the runic inscriptions with but a thought, this level of attainment left Cheron speechless, he was by far inferior. Qin Wentian's attainment was at the very least more than five years ahead of him. And it was doubtful if he could catch up even if he spent five or ten years.
"Truly awesome, but you've offended many today." Mu Yan stated.
"I had no choice, you guys saw their behavior at the banquet. These people...if I don't wish to offend them, it would be impossible unless I give them my life." Qin Wentian replied.
"Haha, however it's nothing major. With the power of the Nine Immortality Bell, there's no need for you to fear them at all. And as for these geniuses facing set backs outside, I want to see how they would request help from their clans and sects. If they did so, their clan and sect members would definitely despise them forever. You just need to be more careful and if you leave this area, try to be by our sides." Mu Yan cautioned.
"Understood, let me remain here for a little while more. I want to finish comprehending this bell before heading to the other eight locations, forming a connection with all of them." Qin Wentian smiled.
"Let us accompany you then. Although you can borrow the power of the bells to aid you, we don't know what other means they might employ to deal with you." Although Cheron was confident and arrogant, he understood it would always be better to be safe than sorry. Qin Wentian nodded, and didn't try to reject Cheron and Mu Yan's kind intentions.
At the top of the Driftsnow Inn, the banquet continued. The snowflakes danced about, nothing more beautiful could be imagined.
The people there chatted leisurely, and laughed, lifting their winecups and enjoying the delicacies. Only Pei Yu who sat behind Pei Tianyuan had her head lowered in unhappiness.
"It's about time those fellows returned. Disciplining a mere third-level ascendant actually wasted so much time?" One among them spoke in a low voice. Pei Tianyuan smiled, "I think they will return soon. "That little brat didn't know what was good for himself. In any case, with Cheron and Mu Yan obstructing them, it would naturally take the rest longer."
"These juniors all love to contend against each other. Actually, it was just a small matter." The Driftsnow City Lord shook his head and laughed.
"Although it's a small matter, that brat was truly too obstinate, not knowing his superiors. These kind of characters would often suffer an early death despite their outstanding talents." Cloud Tower Tower Lord, Ji Kong casually spoke, appearing extremely carefree as though Qin Wentian was a negligible existence which could be snuffed out at any moment.
"Indeed." Pei Tianyuan nodded. Pei Yu who sat behind him felt a little angered by that. She lifted her head, her expression unsightly but in this place, she had no qualifications to speak.
"They are back." At this instant, Pei Tianyuan turned his gaze over to the horizons. An instant later, whistling sounds echoed out as numerous silhouettes flew over. These were none other than the geniuses who had left the banquet earlier to hunt down Qin Wentian.
"Mhm?" At this moment, Pei Tianyuan furrowed his brows, as though he was confused. Something was wrong, the clothes of these people were tattered and there were some in an extremely miserable state. As for Nion from the Seven Sword Sect, her aura was fluctuating greatly as though she was heavily injured. Could it be that Cheron and Mu Yan were so powerful? The two of them managed to repel all these geniuses?