Chapter 782: Snobbish
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
"What does Jiang Yan want to do?" The gazes of the crowd stiffened when they noted his actions. He brought along the treasured pagoda he recently forged and was flying rapidly towards a Nine Immortality Bell, as though aiming for a young man.
That young man lifted his head, sweeping his gaze over to Jiang Yan. His cultivation base wasn't high but there were no hints of fear in his eyes.
"That person's name is Tianwen. A few days ago, the geniuses from the various powers tried to target him but they were all defeated after he borrowed power from the ancient bells for combat. He has a very deep comprehension with regards to the Nine Immortality Bells, and because of that, Jiang Yan suffered miserably just a few days ago and was utterly humiliated. Now that he is using the divine weapon he just forged, I wonder if his purpose is to test it out or to gain back the face he lost back then."
Someone spoked. At this moment, many in the Driftsnow City already knew of this, it was merely those experts who came later that had no idea. But after they saw Jiang Yan's actions, they quickly gathered info and learned of it and involuntarily, their eyes were filled with interest when they stared at Qin Wentian. This young man actually stood up to the combined efforts of the various geniuses?
At this moment, Jiang Yan already arrived before Qin Wentian. His treasured pagoda floated in front of him and his eyes were sparkling with a cold light. A wave of heat and a burst of coldness gushed forth from his pagoda, all thanks to the unusual flame he forged it with, as chakrams of light revolved around it in an extremely terrifying manner. It was as though as long as this treasured pagoda erupted forth with might, its target would instantly be killed with no questions asked.
"Weren't your attainments in inscriptions very high? Why are you not forging a weapon? You don't know how to?" Jiang Yan stared at Qin Wentian in arrogance. It was not known whether it was because of the humiliation he suffered back then, and he wanted to reclaim some face at this moment from Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian inclined his head and glanced at Jiang Yan before he spat out a single word. "Scram!"
As the sound of his voice faded, a light chime sounded out through the air. Echoing continuously. Everyone in the surroundings heard the word and they began focusing their attentions here. Jiang Yan turned green, his cold eyes that were surveying Qin Wentian sparkled with an intense humiliation.
He had forged a peak-tier fifth-ranked weapon and came here with boundless arrogance and confidence to suppress Qin Wentian. However, Qin Wentian only gave him a single world, 'Scram!'
This kind of arrogance far surpassed Jiang Yan's over a hundred times. Jiang Yan was worth nothing in his eyes.
"DIE!" Jiang Yan roared in anger. Momentarily, his treasured pagoda shot forth chakrams of terrifying light that magnified unceasingly, aiming to envelop Qin Wentian. The light exuded illuminated this space with a fearsome destructive might within, capable of annihilating everything.
Qin Wentian waved his hands as the sound of a bell tolling rang out in Jiang Yan's mind. An inconceivable amount of runic inscriptions gathered, coated on his fist, gleaming with golden light as he punched out. In an instant, it seemed as though a punch from Qin Wentian was sufficient to even shatter the heavens. Rumbling thunderous sounds echoed out, as the chakrams of light were wiped out underneath the boundless golden light.
"Bzz!" Jiang Yan stomped the air, his aura continued raising. The treasured pagoda in his hands magnified and an unending amount of Icy Underworld Flames congregated before raining down destructive fire, wanting to destroy everything. Qin Wentian inclined his head, only to see that the skies were blotted with Jiang Yan's flames. Even the air in the atmosphere was evaporating, turning into vapor.
However, Qin Wentian seemed as calm as before. He coldly snorted, and nine streams of light radiated from the Nine Immortality Bells, congregating on his body. Qin Wentian was clad in a golden armor, standing there unexcelled in the world. His fist also shone with a gleaming golden light, containing indomitable force and might that was terrifying to the extreme.
Qin Wentian coldly yelled out the same word as before. He punched out with a fist, boundless runic inscriptions gathered to form a golden river that gushed upwards, stifling all the Icy Underworld Flames of the treasured pagoda, before slamming into it. An intense rumbling sound echoed out as cracks appeared. The pagoda was forced back from the impact, colliding heavily into Jiang Yan.
Jiang Yan spat out a mouthful of fresh blood, his body was directly flung through the air. In just an instant, it seemed as though he was sent flying to the nine heavens by a single punch of Qin Wentian.
"He's really so strong?" The eyes of the spectators gleamed with sharpness. After borrowing power from the Nine Immortality Bells, Qin Wentian was truly powerful. He could control the boundless runic inscriptions, transforming them into terrifying attacks.
The eyes of the experts of the Jiang Clan flickered with coldness as their aura gushed out, pressing down on Qin Wentian. There were also immortal-foundation experts among them and no matter how far the distance was between them, Qin Wentian also instantly felt an overwhelming pressure crushing down on him. The eyes of the Jiang Clan's experts were terrifyingly sharp as though they could penetrate through him.
Immortal-foundation experts were characters of a different level. If they wanted to kill him, even borrowing the power of the Nine Immortality Bells wouldn't be able to save him.
"Seems like I have to forge a divine weapon before the ancient bells and truly become half a disciple under the Driftsnow Master. Only then would I be privy to the secret hidden within and might be able to obtain enough might to defend against these people." Qin Wentian silently speculated. Powerful experts were all in his field of vision, although at this moment these immortal experts couldn't be bothered to personally deal with him. Nobody knew how the situation would change later.
He would never ever place his hope onto others, only by depending on oneself would one be assured that they could deal with all dangers.
Jiang Yan's body transformed into a beam of light that shot backwards through space. The treasured pagoda was still in his hands as his expression was ashen. He didn't expect Qin Wentian's retaliation and right now, the killing intent in his eyes was more intense than ever.
The experts from the Jiang Clan were naturally unhappy as well. But because of their status as immortals, if they acted to deal with someone of a lower cultivation level which Jiang Yan was unable to stand up to, their actions would only incur the ridicule of others.
"This humiliation needs to be cleansed by fresh blood. Do you understand?" An immortal expert stared at Jiang Yan as he spoke.
"Naturally." Jiang Yan nodded. The life of this man would most definitely belong to him, he had to be the one to kill him. If not, how could he ever still establish his might in the Jiang Clan, how could he even lift his head up again?
"I want to see if you are able to dodge me by staying in front of the Nine Immortality Bells forever." Jiang Yan roared.
"At the very least I can throw you out of here, making it so that you are unable to approach the boundary of the Nine Immortality Bells forever." Qin Wentian soared into the skies, maneuvering the runic inscriptions as they converged and formed a star-seizing palm imprint which blasted outwards, smashing towards Jiang Yan.
Jiang Yan explosively retreated with a speed as fast as lightning, Qin Wentian showed no mercy and pursued after relentlessly.
"You...!" Jiang Yan roared in rage. The terrifying palm imprint was close behind him while Jiang Yan could only flee in a miserable state. Only until he left the boundaries of the Nine Immortality Bells was he finally safe. Jiang Yan gritted his teeth, his expression was incredibly ugly to behold and could only roar futilely in anger.
"Keep on fighting despite continual setbacks, and even dare to speak words of such arrogance. This is the first time I met such a shameless person." Qin Wentian mocked. After which, his gaze no longer stared at Jiang Yan and swept over the surroundings. The other experts were still continuing their weapon forging process and many had already arrived at the crucial moment.
At this moment, the Nine Immortality Bells chimed again as another genius completed and forged a powerful weapon. Similarly to Jiang Yan, it was also a peak-tier fifth-ranked weapon, and was extremely dazzling. The identity of this forger was a genius weaponsmith from the Myriad Sage Academy.
"Senior is awesome." Shu Luyao slowly stepped out as he praised. That person laughed. His gaze however was on the Nine Immortality Bell. Earlier, he contained a trace of epiphany but sadly, he too was unable to unravel the secret within. He could faintly sense that the secret hidden was extremely profound and was of a world-shaking nature. Although he could borrow the energy of the ancient bells and managed to forge a divine weapon, the amount of power he borrowed was merely the tip of the iceberg.
"As expected of the Myriad Sage Academy, a supreme-tier power of the Cloud Prefecture. There are geniuses of all varieties hailing from there." Pei Tianyuan laughed, his words causing the immortal-foundation experts from there to nod and smile at him.
"Today has truly broadened my horizons. All these geniuses have succeeded at the very least in forging a top-tier, fifth-ranked divine weapon." The Driftsnow City Lord surveyed the crowd and praised. He didn't mention anything regarding Jiang Yan or Qin Wentian, and shifted the topic back to weapon forging instead.
"Yeah, over there, there's also someone who succeeded in forging a super strong divine weapon." Ji Kong pointed to a direction.
Numerous divine weapons were completed, the number of so many high quality weapons was truly startling.
"Although that young man's attainment in inscriptions are extraordinary, it's regrettable that he didn't know how to forge a weapon. Naturally, he wouldn't have an opportunity to unravel the secrets within the ancient bells, and is much more useless compared to the other geniuses." Pei Tianyuan cast a glance at Qin Wentian as he stated. Momentarily, the other major powers all felt much more comfortable after hearing that. Earlier, Qin Wentian's dominance in suppressing Jiang Yan through lending the power of the Nine Immortality Bells had left a bitter taste in their mouths.
Naturally, the one who lost the most face was undoubtedly Jiang Yan. But even so, the other major powers didn't feel too comfortable as well. Now that Pei Tianyuan said these words, it instantly alleviated the atmosphere. As expected of a crafty old fox who had lived for so many years.
"My King's words are true. Although he is able to maneuver the runic inscriptions, it's useless if he doesn't know how to forge a weapon." Many people nodded and smiled.
"Look, there's another expert finishing a divine weapon. Heroes come from the younger generations, and this man should be from the Ninepeak Immortal Court right? Disciples from major powers are indeed extraordinary."
"Haha, your disciples from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor are extraordinary as well." The various major powers started to praise each other, lauding their accomplishments.
Qin Wentian didn't bother about the comments of these people. He walked towards Cheron only to see that Cheron was still in the forging phase. Qin Wentian then spoke, "Brother Cheron, the shape of your weapon has already taken form. Seems like your requirements towards this weapon is extremely high. How about this, I'm not proficient in the control of flames, but can I take your place in refining this divine weapon while you aid me?"
Cheron's eyes shone with a bright light as he stared at Qin Wentian.
He also heard the words of the others earlier and his heart was filled with reluctance. He knew for a fact that Qin Wentian's attainments in runic inscriptions were exceedingly high, high enough to suppress all the geniuses even after they combined forces. Now that Qin Wentian's talent invoked jealousy, he was also interested to see Qin Wentian refine a weapon.
If Qin Wentian could succeed in forging a peak-tier fifth-ranked weapon, it would be equivalent to a slap on their snobbish faces!