Chapter 839: Enraged
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
The mission of elite disciples in the Sage Devil Gorge was to supervise the selection test. Ordinarily, they wouldn't act against the participants.
Within the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, the status of elite disciples was highly respected. They were selected from core disciples. Each and every elite disciple was personally guided and entered the tutelage of truly powerful characters in the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. They were only a step away compared to Sage Child characters.
This selection test in the Sage Devil Gorge was to select 160 core disciples from the participants. If elite disciples acted, there wouldn't be many among them who can withstand it. Supreme geniuses would also be eliminated which defeats the purpose of the selection test.
Xia Hou is the elite disciple responsible for supervising the test in the Sage Devil Gorge this time around and has an extremely strong cultivation with a very high status. Upon hearing Blackpeak's words, he was somewhat puzzled and couldn't help but to reply, "Blackpeak, you should understand that the job of us, elite disciples, is only to supervise the test here and not to hunt down the participants. If I lead people there to kill a junior, there's a high possibility that I would have to take the blame for this and be punished by the sect."
"I understand. But as long as you don't act personally and just help to gather fifth-level ascendants among the current disciples to hunt him down, there wouldn't be a transgression of the rules. If blame falls on you, you only need to find an excuse to ward it away. You are the supervisor of this place, and that man has humiliated and killed disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. His temperament is too unruly, and it's also part of your responsibility to show him the consequences of tearing the prestige of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, isn't that right?"
Blackpeak persuaded, after which he transmitted his voice silently to Xia Hou, causing Xia Hou's eyes to brighten as he stared at Blackpeak. This fellow truly spared no expense to kill this fifth-level ascendant. Seems like the hatred between them must be exceedingly great. Also, since he had the status of a supervisor, it was no big deal for him to act silently behind the scenes. As long as he doesn't defy the rules, nothing too bad would happen to him.
Blackpeak is a personal disciple of the Deepflame Immortal King and the Deepflame Immortal King is a war general that's highly valued by the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. Since Blackpeak was willing to pay such a huge price, he would naturally have to give him this bit of face. Right now, he can only say that the young man's luck was extremely bad.
"This young man has humiliated my Eastern Sage Immortal Sect and his character is truly too brazen. Since that's the case, I shall gather some ascendants to handle the matter." Xia Hou exchanged glances with Blackpeak. There was no need to say anything more.
"Gather as many as you can. That man's combat prowess is extremely high. I've fought against him before in the Eastern Sage Cliff." Blackpeak reminded. From his perspective, even if it was an elite disciple fighting one on one against Qin Wentian, it might be impossible for that elite disciple to take Qin Wentian down. Unless, it was a Sage Child who acted.
"Sure." Xia Hou nodded. He used a treasure to shoot out a ray of light, issuing a summons. As for the fifth-level ascendant beside Blackpeak, he has been monitoring Qin Wentian's movements since the beginning. He discovered that the pinpoint of light which represented Qin Wentian, after he had moved far away, halted once more and stayed unmoving at the new location.
Qin Wentian only wanted to find a quiet place for his cultivation. At this moment, he arrived below a mountain. There was even a waterfall flowing down from the peak. The swooshing sound of the falling water was almost deafening, the force was overwhelming.
"Water droplets congregating into a waterfall. To think mere water droplets can also achieve such power." Qin Wentian mused as he stared at it. After sometime, he moved and turned his head to stare at someone who just arrived before smiling, "Such a coincidence."
Gu Liufeng shook his head and smiled, "There are too many hunters plotting ambushes everywhere. I only wanted to find a quiet place to rest."
"I believe that given your strength, ordinary disciples from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect shouldn't pose any trouble to you." Qin Wentian spoke.
"There's no problem to fight against those external disciples. But when core disciples appear, things get troublesome." Gu Liufeng's handsome countenance was turned to the waterfall ahead. He then spoke, "How about you? You should have encountered quite a few hunters as well?"
"Mhm, truly there's no way to enjoy some peace and quiet. They are here again." Qin Wentian spoke in a low voice as he turned to a certain direction. Over there, a group of people were soaring over. There was actually nine in that group and quite a few among them have extremely powerful auras. It was evident that they weren't at the same level of cultivation as them.
"Persistent bastards." Qin Wentian stared at Blackpeak. In another direction, there were also a few more figures that appeared. It was as though they came here for Gu Liufeng because their cultivation was the same as him, at the fourth-level of Celestial Phenomenon.
"Mhm?" Qin Wentian's eyes flashed with sharpness. These two groups of people arrived at the same time, and just so nicely, their cultivation levels matched them. The feeling of being targeted was extremely strong, and it seemed that their movements were being tracked unknowingly.
"How interesting, meeting two at the same time." Blackpeak's eyes flashed with coldness when he saw Gu Liufeng. Back then when he was looking for an inn to reside, he had already met Gu Liufeng. This man was together with Qin Wentian and since they encountered them together now, might as well just finish the two of them off.
Gu Liufeng also saw Blackpeak, as well as the robes of the people around him. His expression instantly turned unsightly when he discovered that not only were there core disciples in golden robes, there were disciples in robes that were scarlet-golden in color. Their auras were overwhelmingly powerful and stood in the center indicating their higher statuses. They should be ranked on a level above core disciples.
"Earlier I've already met external and core disciples. What identity do you guys have?" Qin Wentian stared at Xia Hou who was standing in the lead.
"Elite disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect." Xia Hou hasn't even spoke, but Blackpeak replied for him. "Qin Wentian, your insolence is too much, slaughtering the disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect with wild abandon. I've already said that you won't be able to escape death."
Qin Wentian seemed as calm as ever. He continued looking at Xia Hou as he spoke, "This tempering exercise, there's a total of 160 that would have the qualifications to become core disciples. Hunting down those who have the potential to become core disciples? Wouldn't the objective of this test simply be meaningless? Hence, based on my conjecture, elite disciples shouldn't be able to act against us. Isn't that right?"
Xia Hou stared at Qin Wentian with a cold expression on his face. "You are very intelligent. But according to Blackpeak, even before you entered our sect, you are already so brazen, putting no one in your eyes, killing the sect members with wild abandon. With your temperament, you don't have the qualifications to become a core disciple of our sect. Hence, as the supervisor of this test, I have the responsibility to kill you."
According to Xia Hou, he wanted to use his status as a supervisor to pronounce Qin Wentian as guilty, and that he had a responsibility to kill Qin Wentian. It felt as though it was only right that Qin Wentian die within this Sage Devil Gorge.
Upon hearing these words, Qin Wentian started laughing uproariously. This reason again? In the past, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor used this excuse precisely to humiliate him. And now, an elite disciple of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect also used this as a pretext to deal with him.
He floated up in the air and spoke with arrogance. "Since you say my temperament is ill-suited, so be it. If you want to kill me, just do the best you can."
"I will settle him." A fifth-level ascendant that was an elite disciple spoke.
"No need. The character of this brat is too vile. You guys directly gang up on him together. Finish him off, there's no need to show mercy." Xia Hou's eyes were cold as ice as he stared at Qin Wentian, issuing the kill order.
"Okay." The fifth-level ascendants nodded as a total of six stepped out. Four among them were core disciples while two were elite disciples. Such a formation was simply terrifying.
"RUMBLE!" One of the elite disciple released his constellation. Astral light flashed in the skies as a terrifying image of a Xuanwu Turtle appeared behind him, emanating imposing might. His palms shimmered with runic light as he blasted out towards Qin Wentian. There seemed to be an indomitable divine might within his attacks that could tear apart space in any given area.
Qin Wentian's battle art erupted, blasting out his palms towards the sky. The clash of two great attacks rumbled the surroundings intensely. This elite disciple erupted forth with his bloodline power as a Xuanwu armor enveloped him protectively within. Countless runic inscriptions could be seen circulating around the armor, possessing an insane level of defense. The two of them madly launched over ten attacks, yet neither was able to do anything to the other.
The elite disciples of the Eastern Sage Sect were selected through countless tests and receive personal guidance from experts of the sect. They cultivate many immortal arts and would naturally be extremely powerful.
The other elite disciple lunged over at the same time. His constellation was a rising sun sword diagram, and was extremely blinding. Boundless sun rays condensed into sharp swords that slashed down from the heavens, aiming for Qin Wentian. The energy within any of those sharp swords was enough to startle the heaven and earth, able to break everything.
Qin Wentian's palms madly blasted out in all directions, facing off against two tyrannical opponents but it was clear that his attack speed was a little insufficient. The other four core disciples also started their attacks. If they were fighting against Qin Wentian alone, they might be easily defeated. But right now, the two elite disciples were the main force while they were merely the support. They just needed to land an attack on Qin Wentian which would be sufficient to become a mortal strike.
"Aren't disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect too shameless? We are here for the selection test to temper ourselves, yet you guys are using elite disciples and core disciples to surround a single man." Gu Liufeng's aura permeated the air as he spoke.
"Those who humiliate the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect must die." Xia Hou indifferently stated, his countenance ice cold. He just had to take note not to break the rules. Killing one or two participants made no difference to him. He is a supervisor of this place, and he naturally possessed this little bit of authority.
Those fourth-level ascendants dashed over to Gu Liufeng, only to see a dazzling bow manifesting behind Gu Liufeng's back. He attacked in anger, every arrow he fired was akin to rainbows that corroded the air, containing within them an extremely fearsome penetrating strength. At the same time of his attacks, he also retreated, lengthening the distance between himself and his attackers.
Cold smiles flickered in Blackpeak's eyes as he watched the two ongoing battles. Qin Wentian humiliated him back then, now, he will definitely make Qin Wentian pay the price for doing so.
At this moment, Qin Wentian was engaging six opponents and appeared to be in imminent danger. The disciple with the Xuanwu armor was like the sturdiest shield that could defend against all attacks. He successfully blocked many of Qin Wentian's strikes and his own attacks were also extremely powerful.
"RUMBLE~" A terrifying reverberation shook the air. Qin Wentian's physique grew to 100 meters in an instant, akin to a mountain. The six experts retreated respectively as they stared at Qin Wentian's current gigantic stature.
"BOOM!" Qin Wentian blasted out with his palms, blotting out the heavens. Both his hands directly grabbed out towards two core disciples. The two of them struggled frenziedly but they had no way to break through those blood-colored battle palm imprints and their defenses directly collapsed under the pressure. These two terrifying gigantic palm imprints directly slapped down, smashing the two core disciples into meat paste.
The large eyes of Qin Wentian stared at Xia Hou and Blackpeak, his countenance was chilly as frost as an intense killing intent flickered within his eyes. He was truly enraged.
"I will make sure both of you pay a terrible price for your actions." Qin Wentian stared at the two of them and spoke in a voice of ice. Waves of anger radiated from him and his words actually caused Xia Hou's heart to tremble violently for an instant. However, the next moment, Xia Hou took out a treasure that shot out an even brighter ray of light than before right up into the sky. Instantly, countless disciples of the Eastern Immortal Sage Sect noticed the summons!