Chapter 857: Divine Falcon Light
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
On the battle platform, Qin Wentian sat down calmly. Although Su Feng was still in the air, a dispirited look could be seen in his eyes.
He was defeated. As the top ranker of the Thunder Prefecture and when fighting against someone also at the peak of the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon, he had actually lost. Qin Wentian was as though he would already be confirmed on the namelist of one of the top twenty. No one was able to doubt his strength.
He, Su Feng, initially wanted to be part of the top twenty too. If he wanted to achieve that, it means that he had to have a dazzling performance so that he can leave a good impression on the immortal kings. Since he was already defeated by Qin Wentian, he can no longer lose to anyone at the fifth-level of Celestial Phenomenon.
"The thirteen prefectures, there are a total of thirteen top rankers. This Su Feng, is the top ranker of the Thunder Prefecture yet he was actually defeated." People were commenting during the immortal banquet.
"Mhm, although Su Feng's battle wasn't bad, Qin Wentian is still stronger than him. I suspect that he is invincible at this level, and he's the same like Gusu Tianqi, Feather King, Cang Ao, Ye Qianchen, Dugu Xishan - his name is secured within the top twenty rankers."
"Not bad. This batch of geniuses are all very outstanding. Let's take a look at the combat later. If there isn't another character that's as dazzling as him, this young man might very well be ranked within the top ten."
"Mhm that's true. From what we are seeing now, the talent of this young man should be able to rank within the top ten." Several immortal kings all recognized Qin Wentian's combat prowess. The Idlecloud Immortal King had a wide smile on his face. A heaven chosen from his prefecture had defeated the top ranker of the Thunder Prefecture. Even he was feeling proud.
Now, at the level of fifth-level ascendants. The only one Qin Wentian hadn't battled with is Zi Qingxuan. But he naturally wouldn't challenge her because he knew that earlier, he had already established his might and he would need to leave a chance to perform for Zi Qingxuan. After all, they are all from the same sect and on the average, each cultivation level would have two people being able to rank within the top twenty.
"This should already be sufficient." Qin Wentian mused silently. After which, his silhouette flickered as he walked down the platform, returning to his seat at the banquet. The Idlecloud Immortal King nodded his head to Qin Wentian as he smiled, "Not bad!"
"Thank you for your praises senior." Qin Wentian nodded his head back. As for the experts from the major powers of the Cloud Prefecture, they turned their gazes away pretending not to notice him. Qin Wentian also couldn't be bothered with people like them.
"This Su Feng is a little tough to deal with. The killing beams of his is extremely strong and have reached the level where it returns to simplicity, achieving the true essence of his fusion components. If you fight against him, you have to be cautious." Qin Wentian reminded Zi Qingxuan who was beside him. Zi Qingxuan nodded her head lightly, "That ultimate technique of his, the Ten Thousand Manifestation Killing Beams, is an attack that the prefecture lord of the Thunder Prefecture is very satisfied with. Yet in the end, your attack was even more tyrannical than it."
"Su Feng didn't exit the platform, he already started to challenge the other fifth-level ascendants wanting to use all of you as his stepping stone to the top twenty. You must not lose to him or he would surely be able to succeed." Qin Wentian stated solemnly. The three of them had accepted the mission of the Heavenly Talisman Realm to become the top three rankers. And even if they couldn't accomplish the mission, their rankings must not be too far back. After all with Bai Wuya here to spectate, the Heavenly Talisman Realm would surely know their rankings.
Su Feng started to walk Qin Wentian's earlier path, challenging all the fifth-level ascendants one by one. As the top ranker of the Thunder Prefecture, his reputation was well-deserved. Although he was defeated by Qin Wentian, there was a clear difference in strength comparing him to the other fifth-level ascendants. He was able to achieve victory in his fights against them without using the Ten Thousand Manifestation Killing Beams. Just the windstorm manifested from his true intent as well as the spatial teleportation, nobody could even match his speed. In addition, their attacks weren't able to overwhelm him as well, they basically had no way to battle.
Based on his powerful strength, Su Feng was also undefeated through his battles. Finally, his gaze turned over to Qin Wentian as well as the maiden beside him, Zi Qingxuan.
He had already lost to Qin Wentian and in that case, the next participant he would challenge would surely be Zi Qingxuan. He had to win if he wanted to become one of the top twenty because if he lost here, there would basically be no hope for him at all.
"I challenge you. Come up and fight." Su Feng stared at Zi Qingxuan as he spoke.
Zi Qingxuan stood up, her posture was heroic and elegant. With a flicker, she moved like a falcon, directly appearing on top of the battle platform.
"BOOM!" Her constellation was unleashed. Golden flames blazed around her body as an incomparably majestic and gigantic constellation in the shape of a divine falcon appeared in the air. Her entire body was circulating with divine falcon light and resembled a true golden flame divine falcon. Even her eyes were shining with blazing golden fire, containing a fearsome strength so strong that it seemed as as though it could scorch Su Feng just by looking at him.
Su Feng's body vanished but at the exact same moment, Zi Qingxuan vanished as well. She was like a falcon that directly shot up into the air. Below her, a thunderous explosion was created when Su Feng's attack blasted at the air. Su Feng never stopped moving, relocating himself continuously after each attack.
The golden fire in Zi Qingxuan's eyes blazed even brighter. Nothing could escape her sight. The gigantic divine falcon in the air suddenly closed its wings as even the space was trapped within its embrace. She slammed out both of her fists in rage as numerous falcons shot through the air in all eight directions with a fearsome eruptive power.
"Mhm, we can no longer see the fight?" The spectators furrowed their brows. When Zi Qingxuan's divine falcon closed its wings, it was as though the entire space was being locked down, causing the amount space they have to fight with to lessen thereby greatly limiting Su Feng's advantage.
The eyes of those immortal kings all shimmered with a terrifying light, Zi Qingxuan couldn't block their vision, they could still see what was going on within the wrapped space.
Inside, Su Feng and Zi Qingxuan forcefully clashed directly head-on against each other. The combat between them was incomparably ferocious. Every one of Su Feng's attacks could lacerate everything and the divine falcons manifested by Zi Qingxuan seemed impervious to damage, able to destroy everything. She fought attacks with attacks as the violent chaotic qi born from the impact ravaged the entire space.
"This little doll is so powerful." Looks of admiration flashed in the eyes of some of the immortal kings when they discovered what was going on. At this moment, terrifying golden runic inscriptions appeared on the wings of the divine falcon in the air. The golden fire flickering in her eyes caused the temperature in the surroundings to soar up madly, turning the entire space golden as though the golden flames were present and currently burning the wrapped space as well.
At the same time, an even more blazing flame also ignited around Zi Qingxuan's body.
"It's her bloodline power. This maiden will grow stronger and stronger under the effect of her constellation. Su Feng has to do something now and change the way he fights."
As expected, Su Feng no longer chose to clashed head-on with Zi Qingxuan. He unleashed the Ten Thousand Manifestation Killing Beams, causing the wrapped space to tremble violently, forcibly shifting the original location. Every attack unleashed by this technique was incomparably marvelous and it seemed Zi Qingxuan wouldn't be able to defend against it any longer. Even though she unleashed the power of her blood, causing the golden flames around her to burn even brighter, the power of Su Feng's ultimate technique still wasn't in anyway inferior to her.
Very swiftly, the Ten Thousand Manifestation Killing Beams caused the space where Zi Qingxuan could move about to shrink even smaller. It was like a net of slaughtering intent.
"How fascinating." There were some immortal kings who couldn't help but to praise upon seeing this scene. The battles among the strongest geniuses of the younger generation within the thirteen prefectures were truly fascinating. It was rare to be able to see such a sight usually and among these participants, there were many who were worthy of becoming their disciples.
"I might have to ask his majesty to allow me to recruit some of these participants as my disciples."
Upon hearing the words of this immortal king, everyone was shocked. Seems like the reason of selecting the top twenty and the top ten was because other than the top three becoming Sage Child characters if they so choose, the other seventeen might have good fortune belonging to them as well - able to take the other powerful supreme immortal kings of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect as their masters.
For these 160 participants, the fate and talent of each were all different. There would be people becoming disciples of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor, people becoming personal disciples of immortal kings, and there would also be ordinary core disciples.
"If this doll can resist this attack, she would be able to pass this round without a doubt." Another immortal king stated. Su Feng's eyes flickered with an intense killing intent. Zi Qingxuan still didn't admit defeat, her constellation shimmered brilliantly with runic inscriptions and the light from it cascaded all over her. The intense blazing golden flame started to take the form of a divine falcon which enveloped her protectively. Her entire person was now just like a falcon divinity.
Su Feng roared, unleashing his ultimate technique once more. Beams of light crisscrossed, shredding apart everything but at this moment, there was a divine falcon being born from the flames that directly sped forth with a terrifying shrill-sounding shriek. The net of boundless killing beams tightened even more, trapping the divine falcon within but at this very instant, an explosive boom resounded out as the entire space trembled.
Some of the immortal kings exclaimed in surprise. That golden flame divine falcon finally broke out of the Ten Thousand Manifestation Killing Beams and shot towards Su Feng. As it sped over, an incomparably blazing light flashed.
When all the smoke and dust dissipated, only Zi Qingxuan stood on the battle platform. Her entire body was shaking as the light radiating from her disappeared, her chest heaving up and down heavily with each breath she took.
As for Su Feng, large bloody wounds could be seen on his body with blood flowing out in large amounts. His countenance turned as pale as paper.
Ordinary ascendants completely had no idea what exactly happened at the end of the battle. But even so, they couldn't help feeling sad for Su Feng when they saw him depressedly walking down the platform akin to a hero past his prime, exuding a moving yet tragic feeling. He was already very powerful but even so, he was still defeated.
"Hu..." The Idlecloud Immortal King drew in a deep breath. The three great heaven chosen...Qin Wentian, Zi Qingxuan and Jun Mengchen. In addition, his Cloud Prefecture had Gu Zhantian as well. There was a high possibility that his Cloud Prefecture would be able to obtain four spots out of the top twenty. This was simply an excellent accomplishment.
"This little girl is not bad. She has a powerful bloodline and even a violet-gold astral soul. She's definitely someone worth nurturing."
"That Su Feng was defeated. What a pity. It isn't that he isn't strong, but just that his opponent was stronger."
"Qin Wentian seems to have quite a deep relationship with Zi Qingxuan. They couldn't possibly be lovers right? If that's the case, what a compatible match, just like an immortal couple!" An immortal king laughed uproariously. Zi Qingxuan who was on the battle platform had a strange expression appearing on her face while her heart actually fluctuated.
However very swiftly, she calmed herself down and started down the path taken by Qin Wentian and Su Feng, challenging the other fifth-level ascendants, winning every match she fought. That graceful silhouette firmly imprinted herself in the eyes of all the experts present!