Chapter 818: Spatial Transference Arrays of the Prefecture Manor
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The selection test of the Cloud Prefecture has ended. The selected participants on the eighty-one platforms all dispersed and those who didn't make it couldn't help but to sigh silently in their hearts. But even so, for some of them who had outstanding performances despite not being selected, they were all invited to join the major powers of the Cloud Prefecture. After all, given that there were so many participating in the selection test, it was understandable that it wouldn't be so easy to get into the top 1,000.
In fact, other than those extremely dazzling individuals, the talent of these people who weren't selected wasn't that much different compared some of those who were within the top 1,000. Hence, some of those who failed to rank within the top 1,000 also had amazing potential.
Although the selection test has ended, the Cloud Prefecture was still extremely lively as the inns on the streets were fully filled and the topic of conversation were all regarding this selection test.
"Gu Zhantian is truly powerful. With a cultivation base at the seventh-level, he plundered a battle halo of 500,000 meters. This is completely inconceivable, it's too terrifying.
"Gu Zhantian would act so crazily because he was provoked by Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen, those two fellow sect members. These two individuals were truly outstanding as well. Initially, Qin Wentian was undefeated and had accumulated a battle halo of 180,000 meters. At that time, Gu Zhantian only had a battle halo of 200,000 meters and his advantage wasn't that clear. But Qin Wentian was willing to abandon his battle halo to seek a breakthrough and that caused the size of the battle halo Gu Zhantian had to far outstrip the other geniuses after he defeated Qin Wentian. And as for Jun Mengchen, he actually managed to place second at the end."
"The descendent of the Idlecloud Immortal King Mu Yun is also extremely powerful. Although he appeared low-profiled, not many people could truly pose a threat to him. Despite Gu Zhantian being at the same cultivation level as him, he also didn't issue a challenge to Mu Yun."
"Naturally, the ultimate strength of Gu Zhantian didn't erupt forth too. These dazzling people always wanted to be more outstanding than the others despite this being only the selection test of the Cloud Prefecture. Their true aim is at the Eastern Prefecture where they could contend against other similarly dazzling geniuses. Sadly, I'm unable to go there to spectate because my cultivation base is too low. When I reach the Eastern Prefecture, the entire event would already be over due to my slow travelling speed. Hahaha..."
"You can just spend some money and use a spatial transference array."
"The cost is too high, I'm unable to afford it."
On the streets, many people laughed as they chatted leisurely while some others sighed lamenting the fact that their cultivations were too low. The immortal realms were simply too vast. For weaklings, they were destined only to be able to see a corner of the immortal realms for their entire lives. Although there were things like spatial transference arrays, given the wealth of ordinary people, how could any of them afford it?
This was the tragicness of being weak and was also the reason why people in the immortal realms emphasized on pursuing strength so heavily. If one couldn't become a strong expert, you can't even tour the immortal realms to view the beautiful lakes and mountains that existed here.
In a certain area located on an ancient mountain peak within the Cloud Prefecture, Qin Wentian sat in his room cross-legged. Abruptly, his eyes opened as sharpness gleamed within as he inclined his head and stared in a certain direction. Over there, an overwhelming king aura was gushing forth tyrannically, permeating the entire atmosphere.
Stepping out, Qin Wentian instantly arrived on a huge rock on the ancient peak, only to see Jun Mengchen sitting there calmly as his aura fluctuated intensely around him.
At this moment, Zi Qingxuan's silhouette also flew over from afar. Her beautiful eyes flickered as she stared at Jun Mengchen on the rock and to her surprise, she actually felt a faint sense of pressure boring down on her.
In ordinary cases, disciples of the Heavenly Talisman Realm would usually not acknowledge each other out in public. But because the three of them accepted the same mission together, an exception was made allowing them to say that they were fellow sect members.
Among these three, her cultivation level was initially the highest but after the Cloud Prefecture's selection test, Qin Wentian's cultivation also broke through to the fifth-level, reaching the same as hers. And now, Jun Mengchen was showing signs of an imminent breakthrough as well, to the fourth-level of Celestial Phenomenon. Both of them were catching up to her.
The disciples of the Heavenly Talisman Realms were simply too outstanding. The first criteria was to have a violet-gold astral soul at the Celestial Phenomenon Realm and the mounting pressure would definitely be much higher if one hangs out with their fellow disciples. But precisely because of this, the motivation to climb higher than each other was born. If any of them were to travel with ordinary geniuses, their potential couldn't be tapped because once you reached a point where your accomplishments surpassed all your peers, you would have no more aim, no more purpose. That was the dangerous thing.
"There are already many geniuses in the Cloud Prefecture but when in the Eastern Prefecture, the number of experts would only increase. This tempering mission isn't easy." Zi Qingxuan spoke. Qin Wentian smiled and replied, "This is only natural, the Eastern Prefecture will be the gathering place for geniuses for the entire thirteen prefectures and another selection test with over 10,000 participants would commence. It would certainly not be easy."
"Are you confident?" Zi Qingxuan's beautiful eyes swept over, staring at Qin Wentian's good looking countenance.
"Without reaching the end, nobody would know the conclusion. In addition, we have no idea what the rules of the selection test will be there, I can only say we must do our best." Qin Wentian's eyes stared at Zi Qingxuan as he spoke with a smile. Zi Qingxuan finally shifted her gaze aside, it was not easy to tell what emotions were flickering within.
The two of them simply stood there silently until a humming sound rang out. Jun Mengchen had broken through and entered the fourth-level of Celestial Phenomenon.
"How refreshing." Jun Mengchen stood up, his eyes gleaming with sharpness. When he noticed Qin Wentian and Zi Qingxuan behind him, he retracted his aura, stood up and turned to them. "Senior Brother Qin, Senior Sister Qingxuan."
"Awesome." Qin Wentian praised. Jun Mengchen gave a straightforward chuckle, his exquisite features was nice to watch with a smile painted on it. If one didn't witness how he fought against others, they would never be able to imagine such an exquisite young man could fight in such a crazy manner.
"Senior you are the awesome one. Already breaking through back then on the battle platform." Jun Mengchen sincerely stated. Speaking of which he should thank this senior brother of his. He fought so crazily in the latter days of the selection test was because he was inspired by Qin Wentian as well as he wanted to challenge Gu Zhantian in his own way. All the accumulated experience gained slowly built up and finally during these few days, he felt signs of an imminent breakthrough.
Cultivation was just such a mystical process. Sometimes one would break through during battle, sometimes one could break through in tranquility. Or sometimes just like Jun Mengchen's situation, after mad combat and when things quieted down, he unconsciously sensed that he was about to breakthrough then.
But no matter what, breaking through a cultivation level was a product of sufficient accumulation by the individual. When enough water droplets are collected, a river would naturally form.
"Stabilize your foundations, we are about to head to the Eastern Prefecture." Qin Wentian added. Jun Mengchen nodded his head and stared at the horizons. Eastern Prefecture? He's coming soon.
This mission of the Heavenly Talisman Realm, he had to acquired one of the top three rankings!
For the seven days after the selection test, the entire Cloud Prefecture was extremely lively. When the seventh day arrived, a wave of countless silhouettes gathered over at the Cloudheaven Arena region. While the 1,000 selected participants also arrived one after another.
Today, was none other than the day where they would head to the Eastern Prefecture.
These 1,000 participants came in a domineering manner, occupying the platforms in the air. Gu Zhantian naturally received the most number of stares. He had a lanky figure and he naturally exuded a supreme aura as though he was an innate chosen of the heavens.
Gu Zhantian swept his eyes through the crowd, halting briefly on Jun Mengchen and Qin Wentian. His thin lips curled up in a smile of extreme sharpness that had hints of provocation appearing in his eyes.
Qin Wentian casually ignored it, but Jun Mengchen turned his head and the aura exuding from him felt as though he was about to lunge out at any moment. There was no fear of Gu Zhantian at all in his heart.
"Although you've broken through to the fourth-level of Celestial Phenomenon, you are still nothing but a weakling in front of me. You have no qualifications to challenge me." Gu Zhantian completely disregarded Jun Mengchen with an incomparably cold arrogance.
"Hmph, the rules for the selection at the Eastern Prefecture aren't even known yet. You'd better not count your chickens before they are hatched." Jun Mengchen coldly snorted, yet he only heard Gu Zhantian laughing uproariously before shifting his eyes away, not bothering to look at Jun Mengchen again. An incomparably arrogant voice sounded from his lips, "If there's a chance to exchange blows, I will make you guys stay in the Eastern Prefecture forever."
As the sound of his voice faded, a killing intent gushed forth from him causing people in the surroundings to start. This Gu Zhantian was simply arrogant, not bothering to mask his killing intent at all, directly threatening Jun Mengchen.
At this moment, the immortal-foundation experts arrived. In fact, the heads of many of those major powers, that were at the immortal king realm, were also here today. It was as though all of them were also preparing to head to the Eastern Prefecture together.
But this was also very normal. This event was organized once every hundred years by the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. These major powers naturally had to show their face and be present to greet people from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. After all, the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect was the governor of the entire thirteen prefectures.
This time round this expedition to the Eastern Prefecture could be considered a tempering exercise as well as an opportunity for the geniuses. But to experts of their level, they were going over to pay their respects to the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor.
In the Eastern Sage Thirteen Prefectures, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor was god. He stays in the Eastern Sage Immortal Palace and sat in a throne that was of the loftiest peak.
The Idlecloud Immortal King also brought along a number of experts as he appeared. He swept his gaze over to the participants and upon seeing everyone wearing the Cloud Medallion on their robes, a smile involuntarily painted his face.
"The expedition this time around will be aided by the immense spatial transference array of my Cloud Prefecture Manor. The travel distance of this array can span boundless miles and can directly connect to the array in the Eastern Prefecture. Now, come along with me and let's head out." The Idlecloud Immortal King spoke as he turned and soared towards that imposingly majestic Cloud Prefecture Manor which he resided in.
The people here all followed after the Idlecloud Immortal King. The overlords of the thirteen prefectures were all from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, hence there was an immense spatial transference array build within each of the prefectures. This was established by the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect as they could arrive instantly if there were any events of great import. However, this array couldn't be used casually and external people would almost never have a chance to use it at all. This time around was an exception.
The experts couldn't help but start when they saw it. There were actually a total of twelve such spatial transference arrays, each one corresponding to the other twelve prefectures. The array right in the center had a gigantic word engraved on it - Eastern. This array is the one that would lead them to the Eastern Prefecture.
The Idlecloud Immortal King then spoke, "Go stand in it batch by batch according to the numbers on your medallions. The first batch consists of numbers 901 to 1000. Go on."
As the sound of his voice faded, a hundred people moved out and stepped into the huge array. When the array activated, a burst of blinding light flashed as the entire atmosphere trembled violently while the first hundred to move out vanished in the blink of an eye.
"The second batch." After that the Idlecloud Immortal King spoke again as batch after batch of participants stepped into the array before vanishing from view. When the last group of participants disappeared, the Idlecloud Immortal King and the heads from the other major powers then stepped onto the array as they too, also vanished from sight. The surrounding troops from the Cloud Prefecture all had solemn expressions on their faces as they stood guard before the array despite the fact that it was now empty.
In a short span of time, the demon-level characters selected from the Cloud Prefectures had already departed the Cloud Prefecture, heading towards the place that contained their dreams!