Chapter 851: Crossing Verbal Swords
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Dongsheng Ting was naturally bothered. He was different from the Deepflame Immortal King. To the Deepflame Immortal King, Qin Wentian was just a minor and insignificant character, hence he felt Qin Wentian wasn't worthy for him to waste too much attention on despite his appearance here at the immortal banquet.
But Dongsheng Ting wasn't the same. If comparing Qin Wentian's status and his own, he naturally held Qin Wentian in contempt. However, the man Princess Qing`er loved, was none other than this inconsequential character that was from a particle world. Even the Evergreen Immortal Emperor extended his hand out to give this young man a chance, asking the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor for help. Which caused his royal father organize a disciple recruitment event just for that. But despite so, upon learning how close Qin Wentian was with Qing`er, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor also used a few tricks to make Qin Wentian look like a fool.
However right now, this brat actually didn't know what was good for him and came all the way here, participating in the immortal banquet of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
No one was a fool. Since Qin Wentian came to the immortal realms, how could he fail to understand the head of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect was none other than the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor himself? Hence, Dongsheng Ting had no clue as to why Qin Wentian still came here.
"I, Qin, came from the Cloud Prefecture, passing through all the selection tests before arriving here. Why? Does your highness feel that I, Qin, am not allowed to be here? If this is the case, I shall depart immediately." Qin Wentian stared at Dongsheng Ting as he slowly spoke. Upon seeing the gaze Dongsheng Ting looked at him with, Qin Wentian could be completely sure that those ridiculous conditions imposed by the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor was intentional to make a fool out of him.
The conversation between the two instantly attracted the attention of everyone. The others at the banquet couldn't help but feel puzzled in their hearts. These two... one was a supreme and high-up prince, the youngest son of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor while the other was a commoner ranked 27th that arrived here after passing the selection tests in the Cloud Prefecture. By right, there shouldn't be any interactions between these two. Even if there is, Dongsheng Ting wouldn't have such an attitude.
Because simply, their status was completely different.
The expression of the Idlecloud Immortal King changed. His eyes turned to Qin Wentian. As expected, this young man truly did have a few secrets on him. This genius who once caused such an immense commotion in the Driftsnow City was not only acquainted with the Deepflame Immortal King, even Dongsheng Ting's mood was affected by his presence. How strange...
As for the Scarce Moon Immortal King, Myriad Incarnations Immortal King, Undying Immortal King and the others, they naturally remembered who Qin Wentian was. This young man narrowly became the personal disciple of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor, if things went smoothly, Que Tianyi wouldn't have any chance at all.
Princess Glaze also stared at Qin Wentian. No one knew about the matters between Qing`er, the Evergreen Immortal Emperor and Qin Wentian. Princess Glaze had never heard of it as well, hence she was extremely curious now.
"Naturally you can remain here." Dongsheng Ting stared at Qin Wentian. In such a setting, despite his status, there was no way he could casually revoke Qin Wentian's qualifications. In addition, what reason did he have to expel Qin Wentian from here? There were so many supreme characters including Princess Glaze present and if Princess Glaze also knew Qin Wentian, wouldn't she inform Princess Qing`er once she returned? If he did expel Qin Wentian, it would only show that he, Dongsheng Ting, was a man with a small and narrow heart.
"I'm only a little taken aback. You, who is from a particle world, must have found it extremely difficult to arrive here after walking step by step. To join my Eastern Sage Immortal Sect is truly a rare opportunity for you. Do your best and fight for the chance, if you work hard in cultivation you might even have a chance to pursue the immortal king realm in the future. Although right now, that realm is still too far for you, there remains a strand of possibility."
Dongsheng Ting's countenance turned solemn, as he spoke in a serious manner to Qin Wentian. However, his tone contained a kind of arrogance based on his lofty social position looking down on a commoner."
You, Qin Wentian, are merely a person from a particle world. It's very hard for you to mature and grow stronger, our Eastern Sage Immortal Sect can give you hope, give you resources. The immortal king realm is too far away, you only have a strand of possibility to reach there. These polite words contained a high arrogance within but nobody felt it was strange, because the one who spoke was none other than Dongsheng Ting. If Qin Wentian was an ordinary ascendant, even he would feel that it was normal when Dongsheng Ting said these words to him.
However, he is Qin Wentian!
Staring at that condescending manner of Dongsheng Ting, especially so when he was speaking in such a manner akin to guiding a junior, Qin Wentian couldn't help but to laugh coldly in his heart. His gaze still contained that unmasked, unbridled sharpness as he stared at Dongsheng Ting, while a faint smile curled his lips as he spoke. "The martial path, how could it not be difficult and arduous? If one depended on the shelter or protection of their elders to grow, how can they fly high up in the sky? Regardless of a particle world or the vast immortal realms, no matter if one is the son of an emperor or a commoner, it's the same for everyone. How could it be different? How many descendants of those powerful characters have descended into depravity, becoming useless and amounting to nothing more than a silk pants young masters? And again, how many commoners have successfully enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top depending on nothing but their own abilities? Let's take a step back and look at the more successful individuals who have powerful immortal emperors as their father. How many among them can truly stand out, using their own identity and ability to become the founder of an immortal region?"
Qin Wentian calmly spoke, there were no fluctuations in his voice. The meaning of his words were clear, you might be the son of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor but what about your father himself? Didn't he depend on himself to reach his current heights? How many of his sons and daughters could surpass him?
The two of them exchanged words. So it turned out that there was a hidden intent in his highness Dongsheng Ting's words.
However, this participant actually dared to talk back to him. His audaciousness truly surprised everyone.
"Nicely said." Dongsheng Ting's eyes gleamed with sharpness, he stared at Qin Wentian and replied. "On the martial path, regardless of one being a descendant of an immortal emperor or a commoner, they ultimately still have to depend on themselves. However, if one originates from a noble birth, they would have an advantage. Such an advantage is inherent - be it better talent or free access to cultivation resources, while commoners have to give their all in order to scramble for guidance from experts and cultivation resources, those of noble birth need not. An example is right now, the countless geniuses of the thirteen prefectures are fighting each other for nothing but the chance to enter my Eastern Sage Immortal Sect."
"Your highness is right. Under the same circumstances where they have the same amount of talent, commoners have to put in countless times more effort while those of noble birth have it much easier, able to walk further down the martial path with less effort. This point, I, Deepflame Immortal King agreed totally. How difficult was it for me to break through to the immortal king realm? But your highness' eldest and second brother have already broken through to the immortal king realm at such a young age. How amazing is that?" The Deepflame Immortal King sighed. After which, he blinked and turned to Qin Wentian, coldly stating, "You know what's the most fearful in the martial path? It's none other than meeting people who don't know the immensity of the heavens and earth, believing in this stupid logic that hard work is the only criteria that would enable one to soar high up in the skies. How many geniuses in the immortal realms have put in effort and hard work in their cultivation? But how many of them can reach the immortal king realm? Your words are ridiculous."
After the sound of his voice faded, everyone turned back to Qin Wentian. They wanted to see how he would reply to the Deepflame Immortal King's words.
Bai Wuya also turned to Qin Wentian. He didn't help to say anything. Today, he was only here as a spectator.
"Hehe." Qin Wentian coldly laughed. These words of the Deepflame Immortal King, how can he refute? If he did, it would be equivalent to affirming what the Deepflame Immortal King had said.
"Senior is a highly respected immortal king character. Since you put it this way, what more can I say? I can only sighed woefully that your judgement is shit. Based on your words, Blackpeak, as your personal disciple is someone who has status, authority, and didn't lack for cultivation resources; thereby he would naturally be many times more outstanding compared to anyone from his generation. However, in the first selection test of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, where everyone's cultivation base is set to the same level, Senior Deepflame's disciple's result is truly disappointing, and basically threw away all your face away.
Qin Wentian stared straight at Deepflame Immortal King as he sarcastically mocked. Since the other party wished to humiliate him, he would naturally smack his face with all his force, using Deepflame's own words to counter him for maximum face-smacking effect.
"Oh, so Blackpeak is Senior Deepflame's disciple? During the first selection test where the participants had to contend for stone platforms of the immortal statues, Blackpeak led a group of people to gang up on us but all of them were killed with the ease of turning over our palms. My senior brother Qin trampled on Blackpeak effortlessly, able to crush his life; yet he still showed mercy, sparing him at the end. So it turned out that Blackpeak is the personal disciple of an immortal king, how shocking this is?" Jun Mengchen was long dissatisfied, and upon seeing how the Deepflame Immortal King and Dongsheng Ting wanted to humiliate Qin Wentian, he couldn't help but to speak up now. How could he miss out on the face smacking?!
As the sound of his voice faded, Blackpeak who was nearby, instantly turned ashen. A gaze that was capable of killing, glared at Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen, as though he couldn't wait to tear them apart.
Deepflame Immortal King's eyes narrowed, coldly glancing over to Blackpeak. Upon seeing Blackpeak's expression, his countenance turned ice-cold.
"Of course, this can't be entirely blamed on senior. Blackpeak's own talent is simply dogshit, it's only that there's a small problem with senior's judgement." Jun Mengchen continued laughing. Everyone at the banquet gazed at this fellow but they were all speechless. These few juniors were smacking the Deepflame Immortal King's face out in public. They didn't know when to stop. Truly audacious!
"Maybe the Deepflame Immortal King didn't have time to guide him, or didn't give Blackpeak enough cultivation resources. Or maybe, Blackpeak himself is too lazy and didn't put in effort in his cultivation." Zi Qingxuan added in a serious manner. But undoubtedly, the words spoken by the three of them were considered smacking the face of the Deepflame Immortal King. And in this setting where so many supreme characters gathered, the Deepflame Immortal King's face couldn't help but to turn black.
"Your highness, isn't the purpose of today's immortal banquet to select the top three rankers? This old man really wished to see how magnificent this batch of juniors are. When shall the competition start?" At this moment, a voice broke the awkward silence. It was none other than the Undying Immortal King who spoke.
"That's right your highness, we are all impatient to see their prowess." Immediately, there were people who continued. The gazes of everyone all turned back to Dongsheng Ting, and the cold eyes of the Deepflame Immortal King also shifted away from Qin Wentian and the two others. Although he took no action now, he had deeply engraved the words they spoken into his heart.
"The rules of the competition change every hundred years, but the purpose is always to select the top three rankers. I wish to ask for the opinions of the esteemed seniors, do you all have any idea how we should proceed?" Dongsheng Ting stared at the immortal kings as he asked. These 160 participants all had different cultivation levels, from the first-level of Celestial Phenomenon to the ninth-level. Naturally, the rules of the competition couldn't be simple.
"Wanting to become the personal disciple of his Majesty, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor, this competition naturally wouldn't be easy." An expert spoke. Everyone was very clear of this point.
The participants below all listened seriously. No matter how high the statuses of the guests of this immortal banquet are, the participants are still the main leads of the event. Right now, they were about show off their brilliance!