Chapter 786: Unexcelled In This World
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The spectators were all struck dumb by the sight of that spear attack which killed an immortal. Their hearts pounded intensely as an intense light of disbelief flickered in their eyes.
"He killed an immortal...He actually killed an immortal at the third level of Celestial Phenomenon!"
This scene created an intense rush of impact, rumbling the hearts and minds of the spectators.
Below immortals, all were mortals. One must never insult an immortal.
Immortality wasn't just a cultivation realm, it was something everyone aspired to. It represented a certain identity, and accorded a certain status for those who could transcend mortality.
To mortals, when they encounter immortal-ranked experts, they would all be filled with reverence and respect. There wouldn't be the slightest bit of defiance in their tones, let alone speaking so brazenly like Qin Wentian.
Before this, when Qin Wentian was incomparably arrogant, exuding an unexcelled aura, everyone believed that he was dead for sure. That immortal-foundation expert would be able to kill him effortlessly with the flip of a palm.
But reality had stunned them all. Who says only immortals could humiliate others and mortals had to keep their heads bowed in reverence? Who says immortals are able to view mortals as ants and that they wouldn't come face to face with death?
Qin Wentian used this battle to tell everyone that immortals were humans as well, they could die just like a mortal. When your strength grows to a certain extent, there was no need to fear immortals, you could still maintain your dominance even when facing them, retaining one's pride and spirit. Not even immortals could make you bend your waist in compliance.
"Hu..." Many drew in a deep breath. The shock in their eyes was still apparent, seemingly unable to recover. They felt as though they were in a dream, but that immortal-foundation expert from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor had truly vanished from their sight. Reality was such, that immortal was killed by an attack from Qin Wentian, using the immortal-ranked spear.
Leaving aside ordinary people, even those experts from the major powers were stunned by this scene, all of them standing about in a dumbfounded manner. The impact this brought to them was exceedingly great, and it was especially so for the other immortals. A question involuntarily rang through their minds; if it was them who faced off against Qin Wentian instead, would they be able to block that final attack?
Many of them discovered that if the attacker was them instead, they didn't have absolute confidence in being able to defend against that startling spear strike. The unparalleled might contained within the spear was without a doubt immortal might, and it was so strong that it could crush anything that obstructed its path.
Pei Tianyuan's deep eyes flashed with a terrifying sharpness. He had completely misjudged this young man before him, and the talent this person had far surpassed his imaginations. Regardless of him borrowing the might from the Nine Immortality Bells or not, he had undoubtedly accomplished a thing which was unprecedented ever since ancient times. Pei Tianyuan was a character that has lived for tens of thousands of years and had never witnessed mortals successfully killing immortals. This was the first time, and hence, the rush of impact this brought to him was also exceedingly great.
"Seems like the legend of the Driftsnow Master is real. The secret within the bells must have already been unravelled by this brat. Now, he has already reach the level where he could borrow enough energy from the ancient bells to kill an immortal." Pei Tianyuan mused. He was contemplating what attitude he should adopt to interact with Qin Wentian.
As he thought till here, his gaze involuntarily glanced towards Pei Yu. Although it was said that below immortals, all were mortals and all immortals view mortals like ants because no matter how outstanding one's talent was, there are no guarantees that that person would be able to transcend mortality. But even so, for some demon-level characters, their chances of becoming immortals were still very high. An example was precisely Qin Wentian, he was able to communicate with the runic inscriptions radiating from the ancient bells and could even slay an immortal through borrowing the power within. This indicated that his comprehension abilities and perception was far beyond the norm and had a high chance to become an immortal.
At this moment, Pei Yu and Cheron didn't know how to describe the feelings in their hearts. This was especially so for Cheron, he was someone from the Wondergate Immortal Manor and could also be considered a weaponsmithing genius. This time around, geniuses from the various major powers came here to contend against each other, wanting to unravel the secret within the Nine Immortality Bells. Even if all of them failed to do so, they still wanted to have a showdown with each other to see who would be ranked at the top. However with the events that happened earlier, the geniuses of the younger generation were all forgotten. The focus of everyone solely remained on this newly acquainted friend of his.
The radiance from him alone overshadowed everyone, causing their brilliance to dim into darkness.
"How dare you kill someone from my Battle Heavens Immortal Manor." At this moment, an icy voice broke apart the silence of the atmosphere. The gazes of the crowd turned towards the one who spoke, only to realize that it was none other than Zurius.
Zurius' expression currently was extremely wretched. He was a heaven chosen of the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor, when he faced off against Qin Wentian in the past, he always maintained a domineering position and even led a group of people to kill him. He believed that Qin Wentian didn't even have the qualifications to speak equally with them.
But today, Qin Wentian had directly shook off all these supposed geniuses. Qin Wentian directly surpassed the whole lot of them. This feeling of becoming a supporting background that serves no other purpose than to enhance the main lead felt extremely awful to him.
Also, that immortal who was killed was none other than an expert from his Battle Heavens Immortal Manor. Not long ago, that immortal was still insufferably arrogant yet things concluded with his death. This news would surely spread throughout the Cloud Prefecture and it made him feel very uncomfortable.
Qin Wentian coldly swept his glance over to Zurius as he mocked, "Are you even qualified to talk to me?"
"You..." Zurius's veins protruded from his forehead. His eyes turned bloodshot, flashing with killing intent and he wanted nothing more than to rush over to cleave Qin Wentian into two pieces.
"It seems like all of you are the same, arrogant but useless, self-proclaimed as geniuses and feeling a false sense of superiority towards others. Sadly, you guys only know how to talk, but in fact, all of you are nothing but a bunch of trash." Qin Wentian didn't give any face as he directly dealt a psychological blow to Zurius, wanting to collapse his confidence and belief.
"Mister." At this moment, an expert from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor stared at Qin Wentian as he spoke, a corona of immortal light could be seen circulating around him. His eyes flashed sharply, "You already killed an expert of my sect but your words are still as brazen as before. Or could it be you truly didn't consider the consequences?"
"Consequences?" A wild laughter flashed in Qin Wentian's eyes as he sarcastically replied, "Now you are talking to me about consequences? Firstly, it was Zurius who led men after me with the intent to kill me. After that, an immortal-foundation expert used his immortal cultivation base to suppress me, who is nothing more than a junior at the third level of Celestial Phenomenon, even showing that he wanted to seize my divine weapon, search my soul, rip out my memories. And here you are talking to me about consequences now? If I didn't have the strength to kill him, would you talk to me so politely like this? I'm afraid I would already have died long ago."
"Now that I can still stand here, it isn't due to you all showing mercy. I'm talking to you just as before and not in a meek and submissive manner because the capital to talk is all dependent on one's strength. Now, I have no wish to see all of your faces, get the fuck out for me."
Qin Wentian spoke in dominance, his finger pointing to these experts, directly showing his intention to expel them, with no trace of civility in his words at all.
However, the people present couldn't help but to admit Qin Wentian's words were logical. Earlier when the immortal-foundation expert wanted to deal with him, even if Qin Wentian adopted a submissive manner or even knelt and begged for mercy, everything would be useless. Now, it depended on none other than his combat prowess that he was able to stand and talk to them on equal grounds.
Without strength, the other party wouldn't even be bothered to waste time with him. They would just directly kill him.
There was no need to feign civility because there was no reason to. Strength was everything, without strength there would only be a path of death for Qin Wentian. And in that case, when he was strong enough, why would he still need to speak politely or show respect to these people?
"IMPUDENT!" A pressure gushed forth from that immortal as the light radiating from him turned blinding. He exuded a might that was clearly more terrifying compared to the expert who died earlier.
"I'm impudent?" Qin Wentian coldly laughed. Wanting to search his soul and rip his memories before killing him. Could his actions now be considered impudent?
If this is termed 'impudent,' he didn't mind being even more impudent.
"BOOM!" The ancient bells chimed again, the towering silhouette of 30,000 meters formed earlier exuded a terrifying might. Immortal light flashed, as it grew increasingly corporeal becoming more akin to a real body. It wielded the divine spear in its hand and resembled an ancient wargod from the primordial era while exuding a killing pressure unexcelled in this world.
The divine spear shimmered with a blinding radiance, causing the crowd to be struck with fear. Many experts from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor couldn't help but to tremble, there were even a few who involuntarily retreated a few steps. The sight of that immortal-foundation expert being killed earlier was still fresh on their minds. If Qin Wentian blasted out with another spear, how many among them could escape unscatched?
"For those who refuse to scram, die!"
Qin Wentian coldly hollered. That towering figure grabbed the long spear, and without even saying another word, it directly launched an attack.
As this spear stabbed out, the space around it trembled. The destructive might it emanated could even suppress the heavens. It discarded everything and shot directly towards the experts from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor.
"You..." The expression of the immortal-foundation expert in the lead turned green. The radiance of the corona of immortal light circulating around him towered into the skies as boundless golden light formed into a powerful golden shield of runic inscriptions that blocked in front of him.
A thunderous boom resounded, the long spear directly stabbed into the terrifying golden shield as cracking sounds echoed out. Spiderweb like cracks appeared on the shield and with an explosive boom, the golden shield directly shattered. But even so, it managed to block the spear. That immortal-foundation expert was forced back many steps from the impact.
"What a powerful attack." The leader of the entourage from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor exclaimed, feeling extremely startled in his heart. However at this moment, he only heard Qin Wentian roaring as the spear expanded once more. It first retracted backwards before erupting outwards with explosive speed, shaking the heavens and earth.
"GO!" The leader howled. The golden shield manifested once more, transforming into nine layers, nine times thicker than before. The rumbling sounds from the impact thundered out, reverberating through the space before it shattered completely. That expert borrowed the force of the momentum to retreat unceasingly, and in an instant, everyone from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor retreated to an extremely far away location.
Each of their expressions turned ashen, their eyes flashing with killing intent as they gazed with rage at the silhouette who stood proudly from afar.
They, the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor was a supreme-tier major power in the Cloud Prefecture yet they were actually expelled, and forced into retreat by a third-level ascendant?
"You have guts indeed." The golden eyes of that expert penetrated through space, glaring at Qin Wentian as he coldly spoke. After which, he flicked his sleeves and brought the people from his sect away. They no longer had any face to remain here!
This time around, despite travelling from so far away to the Driftsnow City, the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor didn't have any rewards. Instead, it had utterly thrown it's face and prestige away.
Qin Wentian didn't stop there. The terrifying towering giant was as tall as the ancient bells. He held the long spear in his hands and turned his gaze towards the others. "What are all of you waiting for?"
These people were all covetous of the secret within the Nine Immortality Bells. But now, they were all 'expelled' from the area by Qin Wentian!