Chapter 865: Fellow Sect Brothers on the Battle Platform
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Feather King's wings flickered, he transformed into a beam of violet-gold light, instantly returning to his seat at the banquet.
Gu Zhantian brought along his disappointment with him as he walked back to the location where the people of the Cloud Prefecture were gathered at. The halo of light he seemingly emanated as the top ranker of the Cloud Prefecture, as well as his arrogance, dimmed perceptibly after his defeat to Feather King.
"Feather King is from the Winged Devil Race, the strongest in the Western Prefecture and he only won narrowly. Gu Zhantian's prowess is astounding, as expected of the top ranker of our Cloud Prefecture." An expert from the Cloud Prefecture spoke, as though wanting to console Gu Zhantian.
Gu Zhantian's eyes flickered, his state of heart immediately feeling much better. But in truth, a defeat was a defeat. Gu Zhantian himself was also merely seeking consolation for himself.
But at this moment, an ear-piercing cold snort sounded out.
Gu Zhantian frowned, after which he only heard Jun Mengcheng stating, "What do you mean by top ranker of the Cloud Prefecture? In the preliminaries previously my senior brother, senior sister and I, didn't even go all out and do our best just to seize battle qi. If not, back then my senior brother Qin wouldn't have challenged him, a person who is three levels of cultivation higher than himself. Or else, how could the label of the top ranker fall to someone like Gu Zhantian?"
"How ridiculous. Since you guys were defeated back then, it means you have already lost. Gu Zhantian seized the position of the top ranker and yet now you three are still finding excuses for what happened." That expert who spoke earlier swept his gaze over to Jun Mengchen. He was someone from the Battle Heavens Immortal Manor and his sect has never seen eye-to-eye with Qin Wentian and his companions.
"In that case, you finding excuses for Gu Zhantian's earlier defeat is even more ridiculous. Gu Zhantian actually lost to someone of the same cultivation level. Do you even know shame?" Jun Mengchen intentionally mocked, and right now he turned his eyes to match the sharp gaze of Gu Zhantian who was staring at him. He continued speaking arrogantly, "Gu Zhantian, you are merely someone who started cultivating earlier than us, hence your higher level of cultivation. As for you being the top ranker of the Cloud Prefecture, that's nothing but a joke. Weren't you extremely arrogant earlier? But you were actually defeated so quickly? How laughable."
"If this place isn't the immortal banquet, just based on your earlier words I would have already killed the three of you." Gu Zhantian's voice was ice cold, his sharp eyes sweeping over to Qin Wentian, Jun Mengchen and Zi Qingxuan.
"Haha, a shameless bastard." Jun Mengchen started laughing uproariously. "Isn't it simple if you want to kill us? So what if this place is the immortal banquet? You already have the initiative authority due to the loss. Wouldn't it do if you just challenge me later? I won't even be scared to have a battle to the death with you, but the question is...do you dare?"
As Jun Mengchen was speaking, his finger was pointed straight at Gu Zhantian, adopting an extremely unbridled posture. His words caused many people to turn their gaze over. Jun Mengchen was actually actively challenging Gu Zhantian. But sadly, because Gu Zhantian was defeated earlier, no one else can challenge him directly.
"Internal battle of the Cloud Prefecture? Interesting. This young man seems to be intentionally provoking Gu Zhantian, wanting to settle the grudges between them with a battle to the death." Many people instantly saw through Jun Mengchen's intentions. As for Gu Zhantian, he was just defeated and right now Jun Mengchen was pointing at him in contempt, how could he not be enraged? How could he swallow this breath of anger?
"Since you are courting death so desperately, I shall naturally grant it to you." Gu Zhantian walked back to his seat before closing his eyes in mediation. The earlier battle had sapped too much of his energy. He now needed to calm himself down and recover his strength, preparing for his next battle.
In truth, Jun Mengchen's fight earlier with the personal disciple of the Absolute Poison Immortal King actually caused Gu Zhantian to be shocked badly, filling his heart with trepidation with regards to Jun Mengchen.
Under the circumstances where he was infected badly by the blood poison, Jun Mengchen could still actually kill his opponent. That final attack left a deep and long lasting impression to all the spectators. If Jun Mengchen went all out to deal that mortal strike once more, Gu Zhantian didn't know if he could block it.
And it was precisely because of that final attack by Jun Mengchen that when Princess Glaze nominated the individuals who passed, she placed him among the first few.
Hence it was already Jun Mengchen's turn for the next battle.
Jun Mengchen stepped onto the platform, causing quite a number of people to be nervous. Everyone who had stepped upon the platform all have overwhelming strength, and in addition there was already a total of four combatants who fought on this stage earlier for this particular test. There were only thirteen participants left in Jun Mengchen's pool of candidates to challenge after minusing Qin Wentian and Zi Qingxuan.
"The second ranker of Eastern Prefecture, Xia Jiufeng is the only one among those in the top twenty who has the same cultivation base as Jun Mengchen. I wonder if he will choose to challenge Xia Jiufeng?" The hearts of the spectators mused. And as expected, the spectators saw Jun Mengchen's eyes sweeping over to the location where the participants of the Eastern Prefecture gathered. His gaze locked onto Xia Jiufeng as he spoke, "You, come on up for a battle."
Xia Jiufeng was the second tanker of the Eastern Prefecture and was also extremely powerful in his own right, resembling a complete madman in battle. He's an exceedingly terrifying character. Before the banquet, many people all thought very highly of him, feeling that there was a high possibility for him to become part of the top three rankers.
But as the immortal banquet proceeded, outstanding individuals appeared one after another. Not to mention top three, even reaching the top ten might be a problem.
Xia Jiufeng soon appeared before Jun Mengchen. The two of them stared at each other and almost simultaneously, an incomparably savage aura gushed forth from both of them as their constellations appeared in the sky.
Jun Mengchen's constellation was a towering figure of a king that manifested a silhouette behind his back. It was extremely unique, different from most ordinary constellations. It was fused together with his true intents, forming a king phantom of inconceivable might.
Xia Jiufeng's constellation shared some similarities with that of Jun Mengchen. Jun Mengchen's constellation was in the form of a human while Xia Jiufeng's was a beast-type. Even so, it was a ox king demon beast in the form of a minotaur, standing upright like a human with horns on its head. It was brown and stood over tens of meters tall, exuding an inconceivably terrifying energy.
One was like a human war king, one was like a terrifying crazed demon king. The two of them instantly rushed each other as Jun Mengchen suddenly roared with power. The terrifying king phantom behind him mirrored his actions as both Jun Mengchen and the king phantom launched their attacks. Demonic beasts and divine weapons manifested from their attacks and swept wildly across the battlefield, causing waves of violent qi to ravage the air, destroying everything in existence.
Xia Jiufeng roared in rage, as did the minotaur king. He punched out with both his fists, the might he exuded churned the air into chaos. A stampede of terrifying oxen demons rushed straight at Jun Mengchen, causing the entire space to tremble as they matched blows after blows, strength against strength.
"Attacks are the root of stellar martial cultivators. For all super strong experts, their attacks definitely have to be domineering. For this batch of participants, there are too many fearsomely powerful attackers." The spectators felt their hearts trembling as they watched on. Before this, Gusu Tianqi, Mo Wen, Feather King and Gu Zhantian, all of their attacks were unfathomably domineering.
Jun Mengchen's attacks were too tyrannical, resembling a war king. While Xia Jiufeng's attacks were incomparably wild. Their clashes could be described as world-shaking and for a long period of time, the shockwaves from their attacks rumbled their surroundings, even forming spatial cracks.
"KILL!" Jun Mengchen roared. A boundless king light radiated from him as his physique grew more imposing. Every one of his attacks were filled with the aura of a king, containing crushing force making everyone want to prostrate themselves before him. Just a casual attack from could annihilate everything in the four directions.
The pressure Xia Jiufeng was enduring grew even greater. He threw his head back and howled to the skies as his constellation manifested an incomparably gigantic ox silhouette that blotted out the sky.
Xia Jiufeng soared up in the air, staring at Jun Mengchen as he spoke, "You will lose for sure."
As the sound of his voice faded, he roared again, punching out with his fists. Instantly, the horde of demonic oxen multiplied. The thunderous sounds from their clash was so loud that it rumbled the ear drums of the spectators. The attack by a single ox was already incomparably powerful let alone an attack by a stampede of oxen numbering in the several tens of thousands. How crazy was this? All existences would be crushed before them.
Jun Mengchen also soared up into the skies. Upon feeling the waves of destruction gushing over to him, a dazzling king armor enveloped him. The king phantom behind him radiated a resplendent glow as a divine holy halo circulated around him.
"How can you defeat me?" Jun Mengchen stood arrogantly in the air, exuding a feeling of majesticness. The first demonic ox slammed into him, exploding into nothingness from the impact but it couldn't even shatter his king armor.
"RUMBLE~" The stampede continued to smash into Jun Mengchen but was of no effect at all. Upon seeing this scene, Xia Jiufeng could only stand there dumbfounded, not daring to believe his eyes.
Even the spectators were stunned. Jun Mengchen, how terrifying was he? Earlier, if it wasn't for him being poisoned due to carelessness, there was simply no need for him to go all out when facing against the disciple of the Absolute Poison Immortal King.
Xia Jiufeng's expression drastically changed. Although that wasn't his full power, he was still badly stunned by the sight. Upon seeing this scene, his conviction and self confidence all crumbled apart as the color of his face turned as pale as paper.
Jun Mengchen moved closer and closer, Xia Jiufeng couldn't help but to sigh in his heart. There were simply too many outstanding characters among this batch of participants.
"I concede." Xia Jiufeng spoke, admitting his defeat. He was thoroughly convinced of Jun Mengchen's strength.
"Thanks for the guidance." Jun Mengchen spoke as he retracted his king's aura. The two of them left the platform together.
When Jun Mengchen returned to the location of the Cloud Prefecture, he smiled to Qin Wentian and Zi Qingxuan, appearing like a sunshine-young man once again. It was basically impossible to imagine how wild he was during his battles. His performance earlier was such that even Gu Zhantian felt some fear in his heart, getting more and more worried for his incoming battle against Jun Mengchen.
If his cultivation base was suppressed to the same level as Jun Mengchen, would he be able to defeat Jun Mengchen?
How strong exactly is Jun Mengchen? Has he gone all out already? Has he reached his limits?
Nobody knew. Other than the time when he was infected by the blood poison, there was no one who could force Jun Mengchen to his limits. And back then during the time when he was poisoned, he used only a single punch to obliterate his opponent, radiating the same divine glow earlier.
"Senior brother, it's your turn now." Jun Mengchen didn't bothered about the shocked spectators. He spoke to Qin Wentian. Right now, the three of them only have a single goal - to reach the top three!
At the very least, one of them has to be one of the top three rankers. They wanted nothing more than to harshly smack the Deepflame Immortal King's face.
Qin Wentian nodded his head lightly before slowly making his way forward. Upon stepping up the battle platform, his gaze swept over to the participants, causing the spectators to wonder who he would choose to challenge.
Only to see at this moment, Qin Wentian's gaze turned to the Deepflame Immortal King as a mocking smile curled his lips.
He will let the Deepflame Immortal King see the end result; but before that, it's about time to settle the grudge between himself and Blackpeak.
"I challenge, the personal disciple of the Deepflame Immortal King, Blackpeak." Qin Wentian's voice turned to frosty, intentionally adding the Deepflame Immortal King's name in his words. There was no need to doubt the meaning behind it!
He wanted to use Blackpeak as a way to smack the Deepflame Immortal King's face once again, letting all these spectators see how he would defeat Blackpeak!