Chapter 804: Reject Him
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian and the two others walked out of the combat region. The three immortal kings who brought them here were no longer here.
"This combat region palace is truly mystical. I heard you are able to temper yourself here no matter how high your cultivation base is. Also, you can also select different battle immortals depending on what you wanted to train in. It's truly a good location." Jun Mengchen spoke in a low voice. At this moment, two silhouettes flew over, it was none other than Fairy Xu and the Saberlord of Death. The old man who issued an invitation to Jun Mengchen wasn't present.
"You guys are out, so how was it?" Fairy Xu's gaze landed on Zi Qingxuan as she asked.
"Mhm, I've improved quite a lot and even broke through in my cultivation." Zi Qingxuan replied.
"How about you guys?" Fairy Xu then turned her gaze onto Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen.
"Me and senior brother Qin also broke through our original cultivation bases. Senior brother Qin and senior sister Qingxuan's combat prowess was truly too overwhelming, I'm deeply impressed." Jun Mengchen spoke. Fairy Xu cast a deep glance at Qin Wentian, and from her fellow immortal kings, she knew that both Jun Mengchen and Qin Wentian were both extraordinary characters. Right now, she already no longer believed that Zi Qingxuan was the very best out of the three them.
No matter was it that old immortal king or Bai Wuya, both of their judgements and expectations were naturally set at a very high bar. For those whom gained their recognition, how could they not be truly outstanding?
"Mhm." Fairy Xu nodded. "It's very rare for our Heavenly Talisman Realm to have missions suitable for Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants. But now, a mission of that level has just appeared. Do you guys want to go take a look?"
"Senior sister Xu, what kind of mission is it?" Zi Qingxuan asked.
"In a certain location of the immortal realms, there's a region called the Eastern Sage Thirteen Prefectures. The ruler of this place is naturally none other than the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor but he usually stays within his Eastern Sage Palace and left the governance of the prefectures to his subordinates. Under him, there's a sect named the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, hence his subordinates would usually be from there."
Fairy Xu slowly continued, "Every hundred years, the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect would organize a banquet specially targeted at juniors below the immortal-foundation realm, and they would invite the heaven chosen and geniuses of the thirteen prefectures to their sect. For those juniors with the most outstanding performances, they would be able to gain immortal-ranked weapons, immortal arts and all kinds of treasures but it's obvious the true purpose of this is naturally for the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect to recruit talents into their fold. For the three most outstanding juniors, they all have a chance to enter the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect and might even become the personal disciples of Eastern Sage himself."
"The mission is none other than this, go and participate in the banquet and obtain immortal arts and treasures. Take this as an opportunity to temper yourselves, becoming the three most outstanding elites among the younger generations of the Eastern Sage Thirteen Prefectures and you would have considered to have accomplished this mission. After your victorious return, our Heavenly Talisman Realm naturally would bestow peak-tier immortal arts as a reward." Fairy Xu's words caused their eyes to brighten. As long as they succeeded, not only could they acquire the immortal arts and treasure from the Eastern Sage, they could even acquire top-tier immortal arts from their Heavenly Talisman Realm.
However the missions of the Heavenly Talisman Realm was truly too monstrous. It was so tough to find a mission suitable for the Celestial Phenomenon Realm but the moment a mission of that level came out, it was to become three of the most elite geniuses out of the entire younger generations from the Eastern Sage Thirteen Prefectures before they could considered to have accomplished it.
"Didn't the Heavenly Talisman Realm forbid us to join other powers in the immortal realms?" Qin Wentian curiously asked. He was actually extremely interested in this mission because the target was none other than the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor.
The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor truly was a lofty and high up figure, with just a command, all thirteen prefectures under him moved in unison. Only the strongest three would become his personal disciples. That time when he went to the Royal Sacred Region, it was no wonder that he could not even be bothered to glance at the 'geniuses' there. Because, there was simply no way for them to compare. If he wanted to accept disciples, it was all too easy, countless geniuses would flood to his doors.
"The mission this time is to acquire the top three rankings and not joining the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect anyway." The Saberlord smiled and continued, "If you really pass all the tests and become the top three rankers, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor would surely formally recruit you all as disciples. After you acquire the treasures, just reject him in his face."
As the sound of his voice faded, an amused expression flickered within the Saberlord's eyes.
Qin Wentian's heart pounded violently. 'After you acquired the treasures, just reject him in his face!'
"Reject him, rejecting the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor." Qin Wentian clenched his hands tightly into fists as a terrifying sharpness flickered in his eyes, exuding a sense of wild unruliness. In the past, although the Eastern Sage father-and-son duo would give him an opportunity, to recruit him as a disciple, he could sense the amount of disdain within their intentions and words.
This debt, he had long wanted to get the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor to pay it back. However, the Eastern Sage was simply too strong, he had reached the supreme-tier and Qin Wentian didn't even have the qualifications to see him. After all, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor was someone that governed the entire thirteen prefectures.
Zi Qingxuan's countenance was calm, she looked as indifferent as ever.
Jun Mengchen's eyes also flashed with a smile that bordered on brazen arrogance. The sight of these three made Fairy Xu's heart tremble a little. As expected of demon-level geniuses who had the qualifications to be invited into their sect. For ordinary people, they would definitely be shocked when they heard these words, or maybe even panic in fear. Rejecting an immortal emperor wasn't something ordinary people would dare to do. In addition, they wanted the participants of this mission to reject the immortal emperor after acquiring the immortal arts and treasures he gave out? Wasn't this simply equivalent to smacking the face of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor?!
However, the reactions of these three was completely different from the norm. In fact, in the eyes of both Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen, the luster of a wild nature and an intense self-confidence could be seen flashing in their eyes.
As for the consequences of rejecting the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor, since the Heavenly Talisman Realm had designed this mission, the Realm would naturally have a way to protect them from the consequences. Considering the strength of the Heavenly Talisman Realm, there was no need to doubt this point.
"Do you all want to go and see the more in-depth details of the mission?" Fairy Xu asked.
"No need, senior sister Xu, we will set out immediately. The location should be the Eastern Prefecture where the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect is located right?" Qin Wentian asked.
"Haha, there's still a period of time before the event starts. The Eastern Sage Immortal Sect just circulated this news, but the time of recruiting is still far away. In addition, they would wait till the geniuses of all thirteen prefectures are fully gathered before they began. Firstly, each of the prefectures will have their own mini selection process to select 1,000 geniuses before sending them to the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. If you all want to participate, the Saberlord will send you back to the Cloud Prefecture to participate in the selection test there. With your strength and talent, you need to win overwhelmingly. If you can't even be ranked within the initial 1,000 of a single prefecture, you aren't worthy to be a disciple of our Heavenly Talisman Realm."
Fairy Xu spoke with cold arrogance. Her words caused Zi Qingxuan to speak up, "Senior sister, we will definitely not let the hope you placed on us down."
"Mhm, other than you guys, there might be other disciples from our Heavenly Talisman Realm also participating. However, it's sufficient for you all to know that you belong to the same sect, there's no need to acknowledge the others out there in the open. And in addition, in order to avoid attention, the Heavenly Talisman Realm won't avenge you if you die halfway through the mission." Fairy Xu spoke again. Qin Wentian and the other two naturally understood. If they truly died to opponents at the same realm, that would only mean that they themselves are useless.
Actually, this was similar to those major powers outside, they wouldn't restrict their disciples too much and they understood that death was common for disciples who tempered themselves outside. None of those major powers would protect these people or the tempering was effectively useless. And this is especially so for the Heavenly Talisman Realms, disciples here had plenty of freedom and almost no restrictions. The Heavenly Talisman Realm wouldn't probe them about their personal matters and even if they were to die outside, almost no one would know.
"Understood." The three of them nodded.
"Okay, come with me then." The Saberlord of Death spoke. He waved his hands and brought Qin Wentian and the other two away.
There were eighty-one countries in the Cloud Prefecture and a countless number of cities. The name of the most luxurious city of all naturally was the Cloud City.
Clearly, this city shared the same name as the prefecture and was naturally the main city.
Cloud City was considered an 'open' city and spanned vast amount of land.
Right now, countless experts were all heading to Cloud City. In the middle of the air, there would frequently be people flying by. It was clear all of them were here for the selection test.
This was an opportunity that came by every few hundred years, the geniuses were naturally unwilling to let this slip by their fingers. However, since this opportunity is so rare, how could ordinary geniuses be able to grab it? How many talented people were there in the entire thirteen prefectures? There were so many that the amount was inconceivable. And despite the confidence Qin Wentian and his sect members had in themselves, there was no actual guarantee that they would be able to become the top three rankers.
It was too difficult, there were too many demon-level geniuses in the entire thirteen prefectures. Nobody knew who would stand out the most among them.
However, at the very least they can guaranteed that there wouldn't be any problems during the selection test of the Cloud Prefecture. If they couldn't even be ranked within 1,000. They were simply too useless.
The Cloud City had started to implement restrictions on air travel. There were a troop of immortals patrolling in the air space above it. Those who sought to enter via air would immediately be stopped.
"I heard that right now, the troops of the eighty-one countries in the Cloud Prefecture are all gathered here to act as guards." The people below whispered. There were countless people who were halted. Only those with coronas of immortal light were qualified to travel by air.
For those below the immortal-foundation realm, they could only enter if they passed the test. If not, despite how vast the Cloud City was, it wouldn't be large enough to contain an audience from the entire prefecture. There would only be chaos.
At the same time, the selection test began outside the Cloud City. If one didn't even have the qualifications to enter the city, how would they be qualified to become even part of the 1,000 that would be sent to the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect?
Qin Wentian and the others were naturally also stopped. They stood outside the city and watched the patrolling troops as they glanced at each other. Seems like for this selection, the Cloud Prefecture was very well prepared.
After all, this selection occurred only once every hundred years and the Prefecture Lords were almost all from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect themselves.
"If you want to enter the city, go pass the preliminary test first. If you are only a spectator, those below immortal-foundation cannot enter. The Cloud City will temporarily be closed to them." A bright voice sounded out in the air, instantly stranding countless people outside the city.
"Brother Qin, let us go to the preliminaries area." Only to see that at this moment, a person beside Qin Wentian spoke. This person was none other than Mu Yan, he joined up with Qin Wentian and his two fellow sect members and they were brought here by the Saberlord of Death. As for the identities of the other two, the Saberlord didn't explain. Mu Yan naturally also didn't ask about it. He understood if his master wanted to tell him, he would have already done so.
"The rules for the preliminaries is to fight against these combat puppets and win against puppets of a higher level than yourselves." Mu Yan and the others walked to an area selected for the preliminaries and there was an immortal-foundation experts explaining the details.
Rows of combat puppets could be seen behind him. Evidently, everyone instantly understood that because the number of participants were too many, the preliminary test of fighting someone above your cultivation level would already become an obstacle that would block the majority of these people!