Chapter 876: The Last Battle
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Dongsheng Ting stared at the participants before speaking, "Move the statue away."
As the sound of his voice faded, those experts responsible for bringing the statue here appeared once again to move it away. Of the ten participants several were already sitting cross-legged, recovering through mediation. Clearly, their will and spirit had suffered some damage.
"As expected of being the strongest geniuses among the thirteen prefectures, being able to persist this long. Now, let me announce the rankings for the second round of testing. The top ten rankers for this round are: #1 Hua Taixu, #2 Gusu Tianqi, #3 Qin Wentian, #4 Feather King, #5 Ruthless, #6 Mo Wen, #7 Jun Mengchen, #8 Zi Qingxuan, #9 Qin Ta and #10 Ye Qianchen."
"This second round of testing destroyed your will, it's an extremely brutal form of tempering. Since all of you could persist this long, this means that your wills are resolute and you will definitely accomplish great things in the future."
Dongsheng Ting spoke with a smile, his voice echoing through the area, giving no hints to his real thoughts. Acting as though there was nothing behind the scenes at all and everyone was treated fairly.
"Crackled." Jun Mengchen clenched his fist, staring at Dongsheng Ting. However, he didn't say anything this time and merely sat there silently. The final round would be a test of combat prowess, and nobody could control the ending except the participants themselves. As for what happened earlier, even if he raised some objections, it would all be useless. This place was the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
Since that was the case, he would rather calm down his heart and prepare for the final battle.
"Seems like everyone is tired. Let's take a break first then. Servants, come and serve up more delicacies for the participants. Let's wait for the start of the final battle to determine the ultimate ranking of the participants." Dongsheng Ting waved his sleeves, and those female servants behind started to bring the delicacies and fragrant wine up the platform for the participants. These were all valuable food on the level of immortal-ranked pills, able to aid in the recovery of injuries.
The participants weren't polite, enjoying the food and wine while they mediated in recovery.
"Drink up!" Jun Mengchen directly drained a flask of wine as he spoke.
The first round of testing resulted in him ranking sixth while the second round of testing resulted in him ranking seventh.
But he, Jun Mengchen, was here for the position of the top three rankers. Obtaining such dissatisfactory results caused his heart to be filled with fire and he wanted nothing more for the third round to start faster so he could vent out all his frustrations.
Right now he was like a live volcano. Once he erupted, the ending would be very terrifying.
During the immortal banquet, the atmosphere was extremely harmonious. No one doubted the fairness of the tests. Naturally, those who knew would also keep quiet as they stared at the participants on the platform.
"Gusu Tianqi and Hua Taixu, why do I feel they are already the top two of this event?" An immortal king laughed.
"Yeah, I feel this way as well. The two of them should almost be guaranteed to be ranked #1 and #2. Clearly, their combat prowess would not be weak. As long as they manage to get into the top three for the final battle, their rankings would be fixed for sure. As for the position of the third ranker, it should be either Feather King or Ruthless. Feather King has a higher probability."
"Mhm, this top ranker of the Western Prefecture is extremely strong. In this batch, Gusu Tianqi of the Eastern Prefecture is almost unrivalled, while Feather King of the Western Desert Prefecture is lofty and tyrannical. Also, for the Cloud Prefecture..." An immortal king sighed as he mentioned the Cloud Prefecture. "The Cloud Prefecture...what a pity."
"Yeah, it's somewhat of a pity for the Cloud Prefecture. The three participants from the Cloud Prefecture all managed to get into the top ten. Such an incident is truly unprecedented." An immortal king sighed. In the direction where the Cloud Prefecture people were seated, the eyes of the Idlecloud Immortal King stared at the battle platform as he felt somewhat indignant in his heart. He could also faintly sense the strangeness of the devil statue. Qin Wentian and the two others seemed to have been targeted.
This was especially so after the confrontation between the Deepflame Immortal King and Qin Wentian. After seeing that, he could guess at some things. According to the information he received, back during the recruitment test on a particle world Qin Wentian defied the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor's good intentions. The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor even wanted to give him a second chance but chose to forsake him at the very end. This time, if Qin Wentian managed to enter the top three, wouldn't the prestige and face of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor be affected? Hence, there was completely no way Dongsheng Ting would allow Qin Wentian and his sect members to enter the top three.
The Idlecloud Immortal King could only sigh in his heart. Although he knew that was something going on in the shadows, as part of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, there was no way he could say anything and berate Dongsheng Ting. He could only lament silently for Qin Wentian and the two others.
Do they really have no fate with the top three ranks?
However, only the Idlecloud Immortal King was feeling this way among people from the Cloud Prefecture. The others were all rejoicing in the misfortune of Qin Wentian and his fellow sect members. The three of them would have no hope at all.
In addition, Dongsheng Ting and the Deepflame Immortal King didn't seem to have a good opinion towards them. If they couldn't obtain the top three rankings, they would not be able to become Sage Child characters in the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. Then...what status would they have? Even if they entered the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, given their personalities and conflict with the Deepflame Immortal King, they would only be played to death. Of course, they could also choose not to join the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
Right now, the Deepflame Immortal King kept his silence and no longer argued with Qin Wentian nor did he try to provoke him. His disciple Blackpeak was killed publicly by Qin Wentian earlier, and he was challenged again and again by Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen. If it was an ordinary character, there was no way they would be able to endure it but the Deepflame Immortal King did so. He wanted to see how badly Qin Wentian and his fellow sect members would struggle as all their hard work eventually amounted to nothing.
Also, once this immortal banquet concludes. They shall pay the price for their earlier words and actions.
If Qin Wentian and his two friends wanted to join the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, he simply had too many methods to take their lives.
Time flowed by and finally, Dongsheng Ting turned his gaze onto the battle platform and asked, "Has everyone rested enough?"
The ten participants all opened their eyes respectively, waking from their meditation as dazzling light gleamed within.
From the preliminaries in the prefectures and all the tests they have undergone, everything was for this moment - the final battle.
However, a few of them were already dispirited. For example, Ye Qianchen and Qin Ta. For both rounds, they ranked within the very bottom. The chance they can become part of the top three was extremely low.
However since they have reached this point, only the final battle remains. No matter what, they had to go all out to showcase their brilliance. If they could suppress everyone here and allow their radiance to shine, they might still have an opportunity.
All ten of the participants, including Gusu Tianqi who always seemed indifferent, had a dazzling light flashing through his eyes. Evidently, he was filled with anticipation for this final battle. He, Gusu Tianqi, will definitely obtain the first ranking.
He would be ranked first among all the geniuses of the thirteen prefectures. Although Gusu Tianqi grew up with many glorious labels attached to his name, this glory of being right at the peak was still extremely resplendent.
The ten of them stood upon the platform. A mild wind gusted by, fluttering the long robes on their body as a formless battle qi gushed forth from all of them, sweeping past the spectators and judges. Everyone could clearly feel how intense their will to battle was.
"As expected of the strongest ten. Just the battle intent from them alone is sufficient to tell how badly they want to obtain the top three spots." An immortal king laughed as his eyes gleamed like torches. This battle shall be the final round of testing of the immortal banquet, concluding everything.
Although there were also rankings for the first two rounds, this final round was the most important.
For example, although Gusu Tianqi and Hua Taixu's performance was extremely outstanding in the first two rounds, if they ranked in the bottom few for this last round, they would definitely not be part of the top three.
The most important criteria of all was naturally the individual's combat prowess. If one lacks strength, what qualifications does he or she have to become the top three?
Also, for Qin Wentian who was ranked the last during the first round, if he could suppress all the participants in this final battle, causing his radiance to illuminate the crowd, he would also have an opportunity to become part of the top three. This was how heavy the weightage of the final round is.
"Carry out the suppression." Dongsheng Ting spoke. In the air, a treasure shone brilliantly as its light enveloped the participants on the platform, suppressing their cultivation bases to the same level. The battle was about to begin.
"There are no rules for this battle, you can fight as you wish, it's fine even if you turn everything topsy-turvy. The only thing that is forbidden is that no one can gang up against the others." Dongsheng Ting spoke. "Let the battle begin."
As the sound of Dongsheng Ting's voice faded, the auras of all the participants which were suppressed began to sweep across the battle platform.
The final battle was a royal rumble.
Terrifying swishing sounds echoed as the battle began. Qin Wentian stood in his original spot unmoving, while the others stood at their locations as well. Their sharp eyes were akin to hunters looking at prey, contemplating who to act against.
"Senior brother, since they want us to be ranked at the bottom, we shall use this round to prove how overwhelming our strength is." Jun Mengchen spoke. "How should we fight?"
"We will ravage them one by one. Mengchen and Qingxuan, both of you choose your opponents first." Qin Wentian spoke, his words causing the expressions of the spectators to stiffen. These three were so arrogant.
The ten participants had no weaklings within them, yet the three of them still dared to say such a thing, ravaging them one by one.
"I will choose Ye Qianchen." Zi Qingxuan stated.
"I choose Qin Ta." Jun Mengchen stated.
"Fine, I shall act as your protector. After you end the battle, we will swap." Qin Wentian spoke. As the sound of his voice faded, Jun Mengchen moved towards Qin Ta. A kingly armor enveloped him as a supreme ancient king phantom appeared behind him. He was like a monarch of the ages. At this moment, it like it only he had unleashed his full strength and was able to give vent to all of his frustrations through combat.
Zi Qingxuan's body radiated with the light from a divine falcon as a pair of beautiful and gigantic wings took form behind her back. With a single flap, she appeared right before Ye Qianchen.
Qin Wentian's silhouette flickered, appearing right at the center of the platform. A look of cool indifference could be see in his eyes when he swept his gaze over to the other participants, treating them as non-existent.
Such an aura made it as though, out of all the geniuses of the thirteen prefectures, he was unrivalled among them.
Although his ranking wasn't that outstanding, the sharpness emanating forth from him now was extremely oppressive, giving off a heavy sense of threat.
Qin Ta roared in rage, transforming into a heavenly god that possessed boundless strength. A violent and savage aura ravaged his surroundings as his steps caused the platform to rumble. What did Jun Mengchen take him as? Did Jun Mengchen really think that he is a tool for him to establish his dominance?
Ye Qianchen exuded a boundless elegance, the sword qi from him intensified overwhelmingly, transforming into a tempest of sword qi.
The last battle has started, Qin Wentian and his fellow sect members directly initiated the start of a berserk war!