Chapter 835: Brutal Rule
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian glanced at the other geniuses in the surroundings. Other than the 360 participants currently occupying the immortal statues, there weren't many people that remained in this area. Zi Qingxuan had also left and she should have gone in search for other opportunities after finishing comprehending the inheritance art she obtained from her chosen immortal statue.
"Let's go take a look at other places." Qin Wentian spoke to Jun Mengchen. The two of them soared into the air as they separated, to further increase the chances of them finding good fortune for themselves.
Qin Wentian transformed into a wind roc and soared through the air. But at this moment, a voice rang throughout the Eastern Sage Cliff.
"Number of participants still remaining here: Around 1,050!"
This voice sounded as countless individuals inclined their heads, with gleams of sharpness in their eyes. They only needed to eliminate 50 more people and they would be able to proceed to the next round. At the same time, if they so wished it, they would be able to become external disciples of the Eastern Immortal Sage Sect.
Qin Wentian also stopped for a moment as he glanced up at the sky. There was only more than 50 people that needed to be eliminated, it seems that time is running out, this opportunity for them to seek more good fortune would end soon.
He continued riding the wind, soaring through the skies and landed on top of a mountain peak. After which, Qin Wentian closed his eyes and sat there, quietly comprehending the insights he gained through his experiences here.
After half a year at the Eastern Sage Cliff, his improvements could be considered quite good and he had gained several insights. This was the benefits of joining a major power, they could directly seek out good fortune within the territory of their sect at any time they wished to.
An instant later, Qin Wentian entered into a marvelous state. Light crisp-sounding noises echoed from his body and a moment later, his entire body shone with battle light while emanating a towering imposingness.
After which, Qin Wentian started to practice his palm arts, sword arts, spear arts and bell arts; all of them containing this marvelous might within, creating swooshing sounds through the air. There even seemed to be a hint of law energy within his attacks.
After that, the light radiating from him brightened as a battle halo appeared. His entire body seemed to have undergone a transformation, exuding an even more intense battle might.
"How awesome." Qin Wentian silently mused. Opening his eyes, he retracted his aura but the battle halo still circulated around him, incomparably resplendent, augmenting his aura and combat prowess. Right now, Qin Wentian's proficiency in using the battle art could already be considered quite high.
At this moment, the silhouette of an expert sped by. His figure was moving so fast that he was akin to a lightning or a tornado, causing whistling sounds to roar through the air wherever he passed by. His eyes were like that of an eagle hunting for prey, and at that instant, he caught sight of Qin Wentian below him as an icy intent flickered in his eyes. Twenty-seventh of the Cloud Prefecture? Although this ranking wasn't too bad, it's about time for him to scram. After killing Qin Wentian, he would be a step closer to joining the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
As he thought of this, he swooped down like a grey bolt of lightning as a terrifying aura bored down on Qin Wentian. Killing intent permeated the area as though he wanted to lacerate Qin Wentian into two within an instant. His eyes were filled with loftiness, as well as extreme sharpness.
Qin Wentian inclined his head. Just a single glance was sufficient, his eyes that were filled with battle intent seemed able to penetrate the void, directly shooting outwards. Just a single glance by Qin Wentian caused the attacker to feel a fear born from the depth of his soul. Qin Wentian currently exuded an unparalleled battle will, and a resplendent battle halo was circulating around him, causing his aura to tower up into the skies. The countenance of that attacker drastically changed. He sensed that something was wrong, this target seemed to be exceptionally powerful.
However, he still had confidence in his speed. His attack descended in an instant as it ripped outwards. There was no way he could retreat any longer at this moment.
Qin Wentian lifted his palms as sword qi exploded outwards. With a wave of his hands, a sword slashed out, filled with battle qi. The sounds of piercing rang through the air as that expert was directly sliced into twain by a single sword strike.
The battle halo grew even brighter as it circulated around Qin Wentian. His countenance was calm. After stepping into the Eastern Sage Cliff, he had never taken the initiative to provoke others. But if there was anyone who wanted to provoke him, he would never show mercy.
After killing that person, Qin Wentian continued with his cultivation. Time flowed by and finally, a voice rang out from the law enchantment in the air. "The battles within the Eastern Sage Cliff can stop now. The number of participants left: 1,000. All of you are to search for the spatial formations and exit right now."
"It has concluded."
Only a thousand remain within the Eastern Sage Cliff. All of the participants inclined their heads, and were filled with a reluctance in their hearts. They still wanted to continue comprehending the arts and cultivating in here. But since the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect had announced the conclusion, they could only leave.
Qin Wentian felt the same as well. He who stood on the mountain peak soared away and found a mini spatial formation shining with golden light. After which, he slowly moved towards it and at the instant his body came into contact with the formation, astral light flashed as spatial fluctuations rumbled the area. Qin Wentian felt his body shifting through space, appearing outside the Eastern Sage Cliff after a moment. Around him, there were also many silhouettes that exited one after another.
Not too long after, the thousand participants all appeared here. As for those who exited earlier, they have already dispersed. They knew they didn't have the qualifications to continue to remain at this place.
"You are out." Ghost Sabre Mu Yan walked over to Qin Wentian. Evidently, he had also passed the test. After that, Jun Mengchen and Zi Qingxuan also walked over as the four of them gathered. The other participants formed into groups of three to five, they naturally knew each other as they were from the same prefectures.
"Finally." An icy voice drifted over. Qin Wentian turned his gaze over only to see Blackpeak walking towards him, staring at him in a sinister manner with killing intent flickering in his eyes.
One could very well imagine how much he wanted to kill Qin Wentian considering the degree of humiliation he endured in the Eastern Sage Cliff. He most probably wouldn't rest until Qin Wentian is torn to pieces.
"Defeated loser, you even dare to bark in front of my senior?" Jun Mengchen stared at Blackpeak as he sneered.
"That place is the Eastern Sage Cliff Mountain Range, and his luck was better than mine. From now on, I really want to see how long can he live." Blackpeak's voice was sinisterly cold, the killing intent in his eyes flickered even more intently as he swept his gaze over them, as though he was planning not to spare any of them.
"You must have forgotten how you got your life back." Qin Wentian's eyes were incomparably sharp as he stared at Blackpeak.
"That will be the thing you regret doing most in this life." Blackpeak coldly replied. After that, he turned and walked away, Qin Wentian icily glanced at him before turning his attention away.
Sparing Blackpeak, he already knew that Blackpeak wouldn't let things rest so easily but even so, that was his choice.
"Congratulations everyone." At this moment, a voice directly masked all the mutterings of the crowd. The participants inclined their head and stared at the air, only to see the earlier immortal from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect staring at them as he spoke. "From now on, if you guys are willing, you can join our Eastern Sage Immortal Sect as external disciples. When the banquet has concluded, you would officially be considered members."
Many people were visibly moved. The Eastern Sage Immortal Sect was the governor of all thirteen prefectures, and their strength went without saying. Now, it could finally be considered that they had a leg inside the door, and obtained the recognition of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
Naturally, there were also some who had an expression of calmness on their faces. Given their level of confidence in themselves, they weren't excited in the slightest knowing that they can join the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect as external members. The target they set for themselves was much higher than this.
"The first test, the remaining 1,000 participants are able to become external disciples. The next test, would enable those remaining individuals to become core disciples of our Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. The second test will continue to eliminate participants until a total of 160 are left. These 160 participants will have a chance to meet the extremely powerful characters of the thirteen prefectures and to participate in a banquet together with them. In fact, there may even be an opportunity to interact further."
That immortal from the Eastern Immortal Sage Sect laughed as he spoke, his words causing expressions of sharpness to appear on the faces of these geniuses. Next, what they were fighting for, was the chance to become core disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. There they would be able to receive the attention of the elders, participating in a banquet to meet with those grand characters before they commence with the final test. Fighting for a chance to become a nominated disciple under the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor himself.
Although it was only a nominal disciple, that would already enable you to have a very high position within the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, equivalent to Sage Childs, just like Ye Zixuan who possessed an amount of authority so great that it enabled you to be able to mobilize a regiment of troops.
No matter what benefits there were, Sage Childs would always have the first pick. Sage Childs of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect were all treated as future leaders to be nurtured. And right now, within positions of leadership in the sect, the majority of them were Sage Childs, disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor.
Hence, once one became a disciple of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor, they would instantly have a supreme status.
"Once we pass the next test, we will become core disciples and have a chance to interact with those super strong experts of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect!" Many people were visibly agitated. The next test will be the second round of eliminations.
"However, the second selection test of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect will be extremely brutal, an exercise of blood. This isn't just a test designed for you guys, but is also one designed for the current disciples. In this selection test, you all will share the same dimensional space with the other disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect and carry out a bloody exercise. Their mission is to hunt you down, the more they hunt the more points they would get, hence better rewards. Although there are also mini spatial formations within that can be used for escape, they would spare nothing to kill you all."
The hearts of the participants shuddered when they heard this. The second test was actually to fight against the current disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect?
Also, the mission of the other party was to hunt all of them down?
"Naturally there's also a point where all of you can rest at ease. In the dimension, your cultivation level will be visible to all. Only those on the same cultivation level can fight each other. Whoever breaks this rule shall be executed. Hence, there's no need to worry about cultivators with a higher level than you hunting you down. It goes the same for you as well, you are only to challenge those at the same level."
That immortal explained, but it did nothing to ease the worry in people's hearts. So what if they were of the same realm? They underwent so many tests to become a disciple of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, but the people they are fighting against are already disciples. Not only that, that immortal only stated challengers will be of the same level but he didn't specify whether it would be one on one, or a group banding together to hunt you.
One could very well imagine the moment the second test started, the situation would surely be disastrous. This was also a mission for the disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect that comes with the risk of death. Only this way would they be able to nurture true elites.
"Come with me. If you are afraid, you can directly exit from the spatial formations once you enter the dimension. No matter what, you would already be external disciples of our sect." That immortal spoke as he soared into the air, flying towards a certain direction!