Chapter 887: Bestowing Treasures
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
"Is this enough?!"
Qin Wentian's voice rang throughout the air. Upon staring at that large 100 meter body of his, all the immortal kings were speechless with shock.
Now, could Dongsheng Ting still have any excuses not to let Qin Wentian enter the top three?
Before this, Dongsheng Ting once said that he let Jun Mengchen enter the top three but not Qin Wentian because Jun Mengchen's performance was too overwhelmingly dazzling, while Qin Wentian's performance wasn't resplendent enough. In that case for that last fight, it was undoubtedly Qin Wentian telling everyone that he could be as dazzling as his junior brother, overwhelmingly domineering enough to awe the entire immortal banquet.
Gusu Tianqi was the top ranker of the Eastern Prefecture, a single descendant of nine generations with every generation producing an immortal king. However, in front of Qin Wentian's tyrannical strength, he was nothing at all. Even when fighting one against five, all of them couldn't even withstand a single strike.
What else does he still need to prove? He alone could peer down with disdain on half the participants at the immortal banquet, defeating them even with the powerful Gusu Tianqi within.
If Dongsheng Ting still refused to allow him to enter the top three, it would be like him smacking his own face. The intentional targeting would also come to light and this once-per-hundred-year grand event of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect would have its reputation tarnished forever.
"Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen, these two fellow sect members exude a magnificence throughout the generations." The hearts of the spectators mused. Even the Idlecloud Immortal King was stunned. When he stared at Qin Wentian on the battle platform, a bizarre expression flashed on his face. Two out of the top three spots were taken by geniuses from his Cloud Prefecture?
The major powers of the Cloud Prefecture all felt their countenances stiffened at this moment, there was an indescribable feeling in their hearts. Qin Wentian had a grudge against them and they even once mocked that Qin Wentian would surely be at the bottom few ranks. But right now, what was a mere Cloud Prefecture? Qin Wentian's resplendent radiance would surely illuminate all the thirteen prefectures.
Gu Zhantian? What was Gu Zhantian compared to him?
Right now, Gu Zhantian and Zuyu both went silent. They didn't even have the qualifications to be part of the top ten and what's even more ridiculous was that they kept provoking Qin Wentian before. Most probably, they didn't even have the qualifications to help Qin Wentian to shine his shoes now.
The distance between them was inconceivable huge.
So it turned out that in the previous battles, Qin Wentian had never shown his full strength before. Only at this moment did he unleashed his strongest power. Right now, this was him in his most perfect state, the state where his strength was at its peak.
Princess Glaze stared at Qin Wentian and turned to stare at Jun Mengchen again. The talent of these two was extraordinarily resplendent when placed in the perspective of the thirteen prefectures. In that case, in most places of the immortal realms, they would also be characters at the peak. Also, they might have something to do with the prediction her royal father, the White Emperor, made.
But...which of these two was the one?
She then turned her eyes to Dongsheng Ting. Before this, she naturally knew that Dongsheng Ting was intentionally targeting Qin Wentian despite his explanations. Now, she wanted to see what his decision would be.
Many thoughts instantly surfaced in Dongsheng Ting's heart. If he still refused to allow Qin Wentian to be part of the top three right now, it means that he would have contradicted the words he spoken earlier. His intentional targeting of Qin Wentian would come to light.
But if he allowed Qin Wentian to enter the top three, would Qin Wentian try to do any crazy actions that would tarnish the prestige of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect?
"This brat wishes to pursue Qing`er and would surely need an extraordinary identity. This opportunity for him to become a Sage Child is undoubtedly a very good choice. If based on himself, how long would he take to travel out of the thirteen prefectures? When he finally reached the Evergreen Immortal Empire, how long would he need in order to come into contact with the upper echelons? I'm sure if he is an intelligent man, he should know what choice he should make."
Dongsheng Ting mused. Since this was the case, why doesn't he temporarily give Qin Wentian a chance? In any case, he would be able to easily dictate Qin Wentian's future after he joined the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
Upon thinking of this, a smile flickered in Dongsheng Ting's eyes. He then stood up and stated, "Being able to see the extraordinary talent of the participants is truly the fortune of my Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. Qin Wentian, I said before that I won't target you intentionally. Now that you have proven yourself with that spectacular combat prowess, I can only congratulate you."
"In addition considering the past two rounds, although you ranked last in the first round, you managed to rank third in the second round. Your performance isn't in anyway inferior to your junior brother. Hence, I now have a little bit of headache as I don't know whether you or Jun Mengchen should be ranked higher."
Dongsheng Ting had a relaxed smile on his face. It was as though the tension in the air melted away in the blink of an eye. It felt like he had never intentionally targeted Qin Wentian before.
Also, considering his words, it was tantamount to him announcing that Qin Wentian was already part of the top three.
Dongsheng Ting said before that Jun Mengchen would be ranked first after defeating Gusu Tianqi. Now that Qin Wentian was also part of the top three, and his last sentence saying that he had a headache deciding which of them two should be ranked higher, already indicated that both Jun Mengchen and Qin Wentian were either the top ranker or second ranker among the three positions.
"HAHAHA!" The Idlecloud King burst out into a joyful laughter. The top two rankers were both from his Cloud Prefecture.
However, the Deepflame Immortal King's expression was extremely heavy. His disciple Blackpeak was slain by Qin Wentian and right now, Qin Wentian actually exceeded all expectations and became part of the top three.
Even if Dongsheng Ting wanted to obstruct Qin Wentian, he could no longer do so.
The eyes of the Deepflame Immortal King gleamed with coldness as he sneered in his heart. He was very clear of Dongsheng Ting's personality. Since he allowed Qin Wentian to enter the top three, he must surely already have other plans in his mind. If Qin Wentian wished to have a meteoric rise after he became a Sage Child and a personal disciple of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor, it was nothing but a fool's dream.
"Right now, let me formally conclude the immortal banquet and announce the rankings for the top ten participants." Dongsheng Ting announced. The azure dragon in the air roared as all the troops present pointed their spears toward the heavens and gave a coordinated shout, shaking the skies and exuding an imposing aura.
Everyone at the banquet stood up, in respect for the importance of this moment.
"Ranked at #10, Ye Qianchen." Dongsheng Ting called out. Ye Qianchen's expression was calm but there was no hint of satisfaction in his eyes.
"Ranked #9, Qin Ta." Dongsheng Ting continued. Qin Ta was very calm as well.
"Ranked #8, Ruthless."
"Ranked #7, Mo Wen."
"Ranked #6, Zi Qingxuan."
"Ranked #5, Feather King."
As the spectators heard the rankings of the two of them, they couldn't help but sigh. Although Zi Qingxuan defeated Feather King, her ranking was still behind him. Evidently, this was because of the tabulation of results during the first two rounds. Since Dongsheng Ting had chosen to allow Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen to be part of the top three, there was no need for him to bother with Zi Qingxuan, and the others wouldn't say anything as well. But naturally to Zi Qingxuan, since she couldn't enter the top three, the other rankings didn't matter to her as well.
"Ranked #4, Hua Taixu." Dongsheng Ting spoke, his words causing the hearts of the spectators to tremble.
Qin Wentian was surely already part of the top three. But Dongsheng Ting had actually chosen to place Hua Taixu #4, kicking him out and allowing Gusu Tianqi to be part of the top three.
The meaning behind this was obvious. Although these two had almost equal results, there was only one among the two of them who can be part of the top three. Also, Hua Taixu had no intentions to take on the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor as his master and hence, Dongsheng Ting decided as such.
His royal father would surely not want to miss out on a disciple as talented as Gusu Tianqi. Hence, Hua Taixu could only be placed at #4.
In fact, the rankings of these two were hot topics among the spectators. For the first two rounds, their rankings were equivalent but for the third round, Hua Taixu only choose to fight against a single opponent. He also didn't even clash with Gusu Tianqi and because their proficiencies were different, it wasn't so easy to compare them. But since Dongsheng Ting had made his decision, the others wouldn't say anything either.. Primary because Hua Taixu himself didn't have too much interest in the rankings.
"Ranked #3, Gusu Tianqi." Dongsheng Ting finally announced the third ranker. Since this ranking was out, everything was like settled dust. Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen were in the top two spots for sure.
"Ranked #2, Jun Mengchen." Dongsheng Ting spoke again and as the sound of his voice rang out, the gazes of everyone turned to Qin Wentian.
Dongsheng Ting actually placed Qin Wentian first.
"Qin Wentian shall be ranked #1 for this immortal banquet." Dongsheng Ting smiled as the immortal kings break into applause, congratulating the top three participants.
"His Majesty would soon be able to take on three talented disciples!"
"Seniors please be seated. Also, the ten of you can return back to your seats." Dongsheng Ting waved his hands and spoke with a smile, exuding an incomparable elegance.
At the location of the Cloud Prefecture, the Idlecloud Immortal King himself stood up to welcome Qin Wentian, Jun Mengchen and Zi Qingxuan's return. Ghost Saber Mu Yan also raised his wine cup in a toast to congratulate them. How unexpected was this? Back then in the battle at the Driftsnow City, although Qin Wentian had already exhibited his radiance, he didn't expect Qin Wentian's light would still shine so brightly among the top geniuses from the entire thirteen prefectures.
Qin Wentian and his fellow sect members smiled in response. The three of them exchanged glances, Qin Wentian patted Zi Qingxuan shoulder to express his consolation.
"Come. Everyone let's drink up to celebrate the conclusion of this immortal banquet!" Dongsheng Ting appeared very excited, as though he wasn't feeling any unhappiness about having to place Qin Wentian first.
"Your highness, how about the treasures?" Jun Mengchen asked in a straightforward manner, as though he was worried he wouldn't obtain any after rejecting the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor in his face.
"Oh yes, the rewards for the top ten and top three have yet to be given out. Bestow the treasures!" Dongsheng Ting waved his hands as ten beautiful women stepped out, each holding a different treasure in their hands as they walked towards the ten participants.
The treasures being focused on the most were naturally the ones bestowed to the top three.
Gusu Tianqi obtained that flying-type immortal treasure. The serving woman shook the interspatial ring as an incomparably resplendent flying boat capable of changing its size appeared before everyone.
"This is known as the Immortal-King Boat." Dongsheng Ting laughed. Gusu Tianqi instantly stood up and accepted the treasure.
Two of the beautiful serving women walked towards the direction of the Cloud Prefecture and appeared before Qin Wentian and Jun Mengchen.
One of the treasures was a dazzling mountain rampart with insights of a supreme immortal king recorded on it, causing many looks of envy to be focused on Jun Mengchen.
The other was a Rune Bone from a Paragon Sky Roc. Mysterious runic inscriptions circulated around it as a faint shadow of a sky roc projected itself. It was brimming with essence energy as though the rune bone itself was a sky sovereign roc that wanted to soar up into the nine heavens.
"Many thanks to your highness!" Jun Mengchen's lips curled up into a wide smile as he accepted the mountain rampart.
"Many thanks your highness." A smile with hidden intentions also appeared on Qin Wentian's countenance as he accepted the reward as well.