Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian’s words drifted into the ears of those geniuses spectating. They felt their hearts shaking, could it be that Qin Wentian truly dared to kill Blackpeak?
Although both of them had a conflict, Blackpeak was a personal disciple of the Deepflame Immortal King!
What sort of character was the Deepflame Immortal King? He’s a war general under the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor that was heavily favored. In the Eastern Immortal Sage Sect, the Deepflame Immortal King even had great influence there and an extraordinary position. After all, the reason why all these geniuses came to take part in this event was firstly to raise their own strength and secondly, to enter the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, hoping to perform well enough to be heavily nurtured.
But if Qin Wentian really killed Blackpeak now, wasn’t that equivalent to a smack on the Deepflame Immortal King’s face? If he did so and if he entered the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, his life would surely be extremely miserable.
Blackpeak didn’t think of so much. Right now, he only felt shame. He used the strongest method at his disposal wanting to kill Qin Wentian yet he was heavily injured instead. The him right now basically couldn’t win against Qin Wentian.
"How regretful." Blackpeak roared in his heart. If this was outside, he had cultivated many powerful arts imparted to him by his master. But because of the law enchantment’s restriction, even if he was the personal disciple, he was on the same starting point with these other geniuses. Qin Wentian’s luck was too good and had managed to comprehend an extremely tyrannical innate technique in here, causing him to have such combat prowess.
Such a result filled Blackpeak’s heart with unwillingness. But regardless, his face was thrown away for sure.
"In the future battles, you will die a miserable death!" Blackpeak roared in rage. After which, an unending amount of black abyssal devil flames gushed towards Qin Wentian as Blackpeak himself actually transformed into a smoke-form. He had admitted defeat and was actually preparing to escape.
"Nice joke." Qin Wentian snorted coldly. The energy from the law enchantment gushed into him as he transformed into a wind roc, riding the wind. Both his palms blasted out as an infinite amount of ancient bells covered the space, descending from the sky, annihilating everything. The bell chimes echoed unceasingly, as the abyssal flames were all extinguished. Qin Wentian’s sight was locked onto a cloud of black smoke fleeing far away.
"Bzzz!" Qin Wentian who was in the form of a wind roc, soared through the air catching up to Blackpeak after just a short moment. After that, the crowd only heard a scream of agony so painful that it caused their hearts to shudder.
"YOU ARE COURTING DEATH!" Blackpeak howled in madness.
"BOOM!" A terrifying bell chime rang out, along with another scream of misery by Blackpeak. The eyes of the crowd pierced through the horizon and saw that Blackpeak currently was slammed to the ground. Qin Wentian lifted a gigantic ancient bell in his hand and was directly using it to press down on Blackpeak’s body. His foot stepped on Blackpeak’s head as a pair of eyes filled with disdain were simply looking at Blackpeak calmly.
"ARGHHHH!" Blackpeak howled as his aura erupted wildly. But Qin Wentian’s countenance had no change at all, his palm directly slammed down on the bell on Blackpeak’s body as Blackpeak sprayed blood from his mouth, turning extremely pale as his aura weakened further.
"Back than in the immortal palace at the Royal Sacred Region, you were already unworthy to act so brazenly before me. So what if you joined Deepflame as a disciple? Under the equality provided by the law enchantment, it’s effortless for me to kill you." Qin Wentian peered down at Blackpeak as he spoke with an indifferent tone. Blackpeak’s body trembled, he glared hatefully at Qin Wentian and spoke, "It does not matter if you kill me here, the selection test will ultimately end in your doom! How regretful that in this place, my strength is limited severely or I would have shown you how great the disparity between us is."
"Oh?" Qin Wentian coldly laughed. "Do you know why I haven’t kill you until now?"
Blackpeak’s expression froze as he stared at Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian didn’t dared to?
This man was someone who rejected the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor himself in front of so many immortal king experts. Given Qin Wentian’s personality where he doesn’t think about consequences when doing things, there should be nothing that he didn’t dare to do.
Also, Qin Wentian right now was truly in control of his life and could kill him anytime. But why did he waste so much time to say all these superfluous words?
"Because in my eyes, you are nothing. Killing you or not holds no meaning to me. If it wasn’t for you taking the initiative to provoke me, I wouldn’t even be bothered to deal with you." Qin Wentian slammed his palms onto the ancient bell as it finally shattered apart. But the impact caused Blackpeak to cough out yet another mouthful of blood.
And just like that, Qin Wentian turned and walked away, he didn’t kill Blackpeak. It was like what he had said. Blackpeak was nothing, he completely didn’t care if he killed him or not.
"I still remember in the past at the Royal Sacred Region, the Deepflame Immortal King kept picking on me, staring at me in an unfavourable light. Although you are his disciple, I’m sparing your life. I hope you won’t disappoint me too badly in terms of your results from this selection test. If not, the expression on Deepflame Immortal King’s face will truly be exceptional to behold." Qin Wentian’s voice transmitted into Blackpeak’s mind, filled with absolute disdain and arrogance.
"Oh, and don’t be killed off by others or even fail to pass this test. Or else, it would really be too embarrassing." Qin Wentian turned his gaze back and added, those black eyes of his pierced deep into Blackpeak’s heart.
He didn’t kill Blackpeak because he disdained to. He gave Blackpeak a chance to live because he also wanted to let the Deepflame Immortal King see how bad his judgement of him was.
Qin Wentian sparing his life felt even more unbearable compared to killing him. This humiliation had penetrated through his arrogance, hurting his ego.
A personal disciple of a war general under the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor was most definitely a supreme genius, yet he actually needed someone to spare his life so he could keep living on. Not killing him only because Qin Wentian wanted to humiliate him once more in front of the Deepflame Immortal King. This kind of disdain and humiliation caused his entire body to contort and spasm uncontrollably.
In the Hundred Immortals Forest, there were many geniuses who witnessed the battle between Qin Wentian and Blackpeak. Upon seeing Qin Wentian returning, all of them cast deep looks at him. This man was extraordinary, despite how powerful Blackpeak was, Blackpeak was still suppressed forcibly by him to the extent where he didn’t even have the strength to escape.
How lucky he was, narrowly escaping death. They couldn’t help but wonder if Blackpeak wasn’t the disciple of the Deepflame Immortal King, this Qin Wentian from the Cloud Prefecture might really have killed him right there.
But still this place was the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect and Blackpeak’s status is quite special. Although he wasn’t officially a member of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, him being the personal disciple of the Deepflame Immortal King made it so that he was already half a member of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. For this selection test, he joined it merely to temper himself. Although Qin Wentian didn’t kill him in the end, he was truly audacious to humiliate Blackpeak in such a manner.
They had no idea why Qin Wentian spared Blackpeak, all of them thought that Qin Wentian didn’t dared to kill him.
In addition, Jun Mengchen and Zi Qingxuan had also finished their combat, killing off their opponents. These three fellow sect members were completely uninjured and out of the six opponents facing against them, Blackpeak was the only survivor and he only lived because Qin Wentian spared his life.
"These three are extraordinary individuals, it's best we don't antagonize them." The various geniuses in the surroundings that haven't managed to occupy an immortal statue, silently stated to themselves. Nobody dared to seize the immortal statue that exuded that tyrannical king aura. Before this, Blackpeak seized it but his ending was so miserable. It was impossible for ordinary people like them to occupy it.
"Mengchen, you can cultivate in peace." Qin Wentian spoke to his junior apprentice brother.
"Mhm, it can be said that the bad feelings I kept bottle up are all vented out. Senior brother, have you taken a liking to any of the immortal status? We can directly seize it." Jun Mengchen stated, his words causing the hearts of those geniuses who were currently occupying immortal statues to tremble and they turned and stared at these three with trepidation. If the three of them joined forces, they would be extremely tough to handle.
"There's no need for that. We depend on ourselves individually in this place. If it weren't for people ganging up on you earlier, I wouldn't have acted. Since that matter is already settled, if I or Qingxuan wished to occupy one of those statues, we will naturally depend on our own strength." Qin Wentian shook his head and spoke. Jun Mengchen nodded, "Okay. I will go cultivate then."
After he spoke, Jun Mengchen’s silhouette flickered as he directly flew to the immortal statue he occupied earlier to comprehend the profound mysteries of it in silence. Nobody dared to disturb him.
Qin Wentian walked around the Hundred Immortals Forest and would occasionally pause his steps when he passed by some immortal statues. After which, he continued on his way again. Everytime he stopped caused the people on the platform to glance at him warily as they prepared themselves for the worst.
Not too long after, Qin Wentian had already finished walking around the Hundred Immortals Forest. He discovered that the closer the immortal statues were to the front, the stronger the aura exuding from them were. This was especially so for the eighteen immortal statues right at the forefront. Each of these immortal statues represented a different immortal. Their cultivations were all different, and naturally, the level of might contained within the statues differed as well.
Qin Wentian finally halted as he stared at one of the eighteen immortal statues right at the front. However, those eighteen participants occupying the platforms were still deeply immersed in their own cultivations as though they didn’t know of Qin Wentian’s existence. And although there was a grand battle between Qin Wentian and Blackpeak earlier, they didn’t even glance at it as they were fully focused in their own immersion states where nothing and no one could disrupt them.
This was also a kind of confidence. The medallion on their robes included the top three rankers from the thirteen prefectures. Gusu Tianqi was here as well.
As for those immortal statues just slightly behind the first eighteen, the participants there were also ranked extremely highly. They actually didn’t contend against those eighteen participants who were at the very forefront because they all understood if they fought against each other, there might be no clear victor. They might as well strengthen themselves first and wait for those in front to finish their comprehension before they took over.
At this moment, Gusu Tianqu’s eyes opened as he stared at the immortal statue before him. Dipping into a bow of respect, he then soared up into the skies and directly departed this area, seeking other opportunities that awaited him in this Eastern Sage Cliff Mountain Range.
There were 360 immortal statues here, it was enough for him to obtain one. He wasn’t greedy and wouldn’t initiate a battle against the others because to him, that was unneeded. Because his fame level was the highest of all the participants, nobody would dare to initiate a challenge against him. His only purpose in this place was to constantly search for good fortune so as to strengthen himself further.
Gusu Tianqi departed the area as the eighteen immortal statues at the forefront suddenly had a spot freed up. However, although the eyes of the geniuses behind opened when he departed, nobody ascended up the stone platform. They all understood that not everyone would be deemed qualified to step upon the stone platform.
Yet at this moment, they only saw a figure walking up in an unhurried manner. Under the gazes of the top-ranking geniuses, they saw to their astonishment that the figure casually stepped upon the stone platform and he did so in an extremely casual and carefree manner!
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