Chapter 884: Clash of the Supreme
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Dongsheng Ting was extremely intelligent, having planned it all out. If according to the earlier rankings, even if Qin Wentian was ranked #1 in this round, he still couldn't exceed Gusu Tianqi and Hua Taixu when the rankings for the earlier rounds were taken into consideration.
However, everyone understood that the weightage for this last round should be the most important by right. But since Dongsheng Ting was the host for this event, he can do whatever he wants. Who would dare to refute him?
Before this, the intentional targeting was still done in the shadows. But now, after Qin Wentian exhibited his radiance, the spectators gradually understood what was going on behind the scenes. Before this Dongsheng Ting gave Qin Wentian a chance, but Qin Wentian rejected him.
This has already determined the ending.
Just like the Deepflame Immortal King had already prophesied. Some endings, were already destined.
"Your highness." At this moment, Princess Glaze called out. Dongsheng Ting turned his attention over and smiled, "Princess, is there anything the matter?"
"Your highness once stated if Qin Wentian was outstanding enough, he also has a chance to enter the top three. But what is happening now?" Princess Glaze continued, "I'm only curious about it but if it isn't convenient for your highness to reveal the reason, it's fine as well. After all, this is the immortal banquet hosted by the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, I shouldn't question too much."
"No worries, I'm sure princess' question is something many want to ask." Dongsheng Ting smiled. "This immortal banquet, firstly, it's to take a look at the geniuses of my Eastern Sage Thirteen Prefectures. Secondly, it's to recruit the strongest of them into the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. Third, it's to accept the top three rankers as disciples of my royal father or to better put it, Sage Child characters of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
"Hence I have to take many things into account. Princess might not know this... Qin Wentian truly has outstanding talent and long ago, my royal father was already keen to accept him as a disciple, wanting him to follow the Deepflame Immortal King to temper himself for 1,000 years. However, he feels that a 1,000 years was too long and refused to obey, and rejected my father. Hence, my royal father isn't very happy about him and took back his original intention, choosing to forsake him. This time, Qin Wentian depended on his own strength to reach this point and it was originally a very good thing. I just asked him again if time could turn back, would he be willing to accept the 1,000 year term but he rejected once again. Princess can also see for yourself how unyielding his personality is. I'm worried that my royal father wouldn't like him hence, I made such a decision. I believed Gusu Tianqi would be a much better fit instead.
"In addition, considering Gusu Tianqi's performances in the earlier rounds, he's extremely dazzling. Even if he was to be defeated by Qin Wentian in the third round, his strength wouldn't be too far off from him. Gusu Tianqi and Hua Taixu both have very similar results and if Gusu Tianqi were to enter the top three and Hua Tianxu did not, it wouldn't be fair at all." Dongsheng Ting spoke with frank assurance. After which, he turned to Qin Wentian and added, "Naturally it's fine even if Qin Wentian is placed #4. My Eastern Sage Immortal Sect wouldn't mind asking a supreme immortal king to personally guide Qin Wentian. If his performance is outstanding, he still has a chance to become a Sage Child of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect or even gain the favor of my royal father. This can also be considered a test to him, to gauge his character and personality."
Seeing how detailed Dongsheng Ting's explanations were, he was also making plans for the future. Princess Glaze had already managed to see that he was intentionally making things difficult for Qin Wentian, so he might as well just honestly say everything out loud to prevent her from having the wrong idea. In the future if Qing`er were to know of this, although she might be suspicious, everything was the truth on the surface. Hence this was the only reasonable explanation to stop Qin Wentian from being ranked in the top three.
"Understood." Princess Glaze nodded lightly and didn't say anything more.
"I have no intention to fight for any of the top three ranks. Based on combat prowess, don't mind me for sounding too arrogant, other than Qin Wentian, Gusu Tianqi and Jun Mengchen, none of the others are a threat to me. Qin Wentian has already defeated me earlier, if he take my place as #2, I wouldn't have any objections."
At this moment, Hua Taixu turned his gaze onto Dongsheng Ting as he spoke. His words caused many to be puzzled, seems like Hua Taixu truly has no plans to take the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor as his master. This was also him showing respect to the Myriad Incarnations Immortal King. And indeed right now at the banquet, a smile flickered in the eyes of the beautiful Myriad Incarnations Immortal King.
"This is a grand event that occurs once every hundred years, how can it be treated like a game, passing your rank to another?" Dongsheng Ting questioned. Hua Taixu's expression stiffened, yet he only saw Qin Wentian smiling at him. "Hua Taixu, there's no need to say so much. The Eastern Sage Immortal Sect is the leader of the Eastern Sage Thirteen Prefectures. Since his highness Dongsheng Ting is presiding over this, his words would naturally be fair and just."
Upon hearing his words, several people all had expressions of interest on their faces. This young man truly dared to be so audacious?
Ultimately, the highest he could be ranked was #4.
These three fellow sect members were all extremely dazzling. However, only Jun Mengchen was in the top three. Qin Wentian was #4 and Zi Qingxuan was #5.
"Senior brother." Jun Mengchen was extremely dissatisfied.
"Mengchen." Qin Wentian directly interrupted what Jun Mengchen wanted to say. "Trust in his highness. In the next battle, you challenge Gusu Tianqi. If you can win, I believe your ranking can still advance higher. You have to do your best."
"Okay." Jun Mengchen nodded heavily as an anger boiled in his heart, almost about to erupt forth. His silhouette flickered and appeared at the center of the platform. He stared at Gusu Tianqi and declared, "I will win this for sure!"
Gusu Tianqi opened his eyes. A terrifying light shot forth, extremely fearsome to behold.
Jun Mengchen, will he win for sure? In that case, doesn't that mean that he, Gusu Tianqi, would be defeated?
"You won't be able to win." Gusu Tianqi stepped out. A terrifying heat wave gushed forth from him as nine suns floated in the air above him. His constellation in the form of a gigantic furnace appeared as numerous blazing sun spears were created.
Right now, Gusu Tianqi was simply too terrifying. He directly unleashed a towering might the instant the battle started, causing the hearts of many to tremble.
"Powerful!" The spectators could only evaluate Gusu Tianqi with this word, as their hearts shook when they felt the might he exuded.
On the other side of the battlefield, Jun Mengchen stood arrogantly as the phantom of an ancient supreme king appeared behind him. A beam of light radiated forth, transforming into the Clear Sky Worldly Diagram which floated in the air. This diagram was so large that it seemed like a boundless starry sky. There were even signs of life in the world shown in the diagram.
That diagram then wrapped around the supreme king phantom as though it was it's body.
The spectators felt their hearts shaking when they saw that. What power was this exactly? That entire stretch of starry sky was wrapped around the phantom!
Legend has it that for those with heaven-defying physiques, the astral souls and constellations they would condense were already destined. They would slowly gravitate and evolve towards the plans fate had for them. Was Jun Mengchen such an existence?
"Two outstanding geniuses. The two of them in addition to Hua Taixu, the top three of this batch are all geniuses among geniuses, the cream of the crop." The spectators were all in awe. From a certain point of view, Dongsheng Ting's choice wasn't wrong.
Qin Wentian was also very strong, he was very well balanced in all aspects. But his performance hadn't reached the point where it could stun the spectators fully in an instant. But even so, there was no doubting his talent.
Gusu Tianqi moved closer and closer to Jun Mengchen with his blazing furnace. Half of the skies were scorching hot while the other half was the constellation of Jun Mengchen, the phantom of the ancient supreme king and the Clear Sky Worldly Diagram.
Abruptly, Gusu Tianqi pointed his finger out as numerous sun spears erupted forth shooting towards Jun Mengchen. The spears actually had the power to burn Jun Mengchen's king armor. Sizzling sounds echoed as destructive embers emerged from Gusu Tianqi's furnace constellation.
Jun Mengchen clenched his fist as an absolute king light blasted out from him. With a roar of rage, countless war chariots appeared from the diagram, trampling across everything in the air as they smashed against the sun spears, causing explosions from the impact.
"ARGHHH!" Jun Mengchen howled. he stepped out as a tempest of violence gushed from his diagram. Hordes of demonic beasts and war chariots swept across everything, blotting out the entire sky.
"This is too crazy. Is such an attack still at the level of Celestial Phenomenon Ascendants? With a single roar, he has the power to massacre countless ordinary particle worlds." The hearts of the spectators trembled as the immortal king's gazes filled with heat as they stared at this battle in excitement.
The blazing light from Gusu Tianqi intensified. And what was even more terrifying, behind the nine suns in the sky, a total of nine flaming figures akin to divinities appeared.
"KILL!" Gusu Tianqi roared in rage as a tidal wave of heat burst out. Those nine flaming figures pulled out spears from the nine suns and stabbed forth, forming a solar storm that swept out with indomitable force, destroying everything that came in contact with it.
"The top ranker of the Eastern Prefecture. Is this Gusu Tianqi's true strength?" The spectators stared at this scene in awe. The single descendant of nine generations, with all of his ancestors being immortal kings. Were those nine flaming figures, the shadows of the nine immortal kings of his clan?
Such an attack... how could anyone on the same cultivation level defend against that?
But if there's someone who could do so, it would undoubtedly be Jun Mengchen.
The scene within Jun Mengchen's Clear Sky Worldly Diagram changed. Terrifying waves of water congregated together forming a tsunami of an immense size, transmitting the energy into his fists. Brilliant fist light illuminated the space, lording over everything in dominance.
"DIE!" Jun Mengchen howled in madness, that fist which defeated Cang Ao appeared once again but it was many times stronger than before. The spectators only saw a fist shadow drilling through everything, so powerful that it blasted a hole through the solar storm. Spider web-like cracks appeared and finally, the entire solar storm manifested by Gusu Tianqi was neutralized.
Jun Mengchen's fist was so strong that there was nothing it couldn't destroy.
Below, Zi Qingxuan was taken aback when she saw this scene. Seems like she was the weakest among them. Before this, Gusu Tianqi hadn't even unleashed his full strength and she already knew she wouldn't be able to defeat him. She made up her mind to put in even more effort and become stronger when she returned to the Heavenly Talisman Realm.
"Mengchen will do his best to win this, pulling down Gusu Tianqi's ranking. But even so, Dongsheng Ting won't allow you enter the top three. But no matter what, you have to defeat Gusu Tianqi to prove all of them wrong. Are you confident?" Zi Qingxuan spoke in a quiet voice as she spoke to Qin Wentian who stood beside her.
Qin Wentian stared at the battle in the air as a terrifying sharpness gleamed in his eyes. "Simply defeating him? How can it ever be enough?!"