Chapter 665: The Internal Competition Begins
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
“The internal competition officially begins.”
Lin Feng’s projection of himself stood up and converted into a beam of white light. Just like a heavenly pillar, it shot straight up into the skies and connected with Mount Yujing above Yun Peak. Everyone was there to witness this scene.
Shi Yu, Lin Daohan, Liang Yuan and Zhu Hongwu were the first to stand up. The Thunderclouds Holy Man, Lord of the Royal House, Huo Xiu, Azure Pulse Swordmaster and the rest also stood up. The bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders walked towards the white light and ascended Mount Yujing.
The cultivators under them also followed closely behind them as they ascended Mount Yujing together. After them, the Ethereal Mountain Sect, Scarlet Clouds Sect and the smaller sects followed them.
And after these guests left, the Foundational Disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders entered the Central Great Pavilion under the guidance of the manager. There was a projection in mid-space which delivered the contents of the internal competition and the social gathering.
Although many Foundational Disciples were still new, they followed the rules as they sat in the positions they were told to.
And in the empty plot of space in front of the pavilion, the region where the eight Immediate Disciple stood also flashed with the white light, which guided them towards Mount Yujing. Xiao Yan and the other seven entered the white light beam first.
Their Successive Disciples followed their Masters and entered in too.
As the guests ascended Mount Yujing, the white light dissipated. The Black Heavenly Treasure Tree could be seen, which was erected at the top of the mountain. Under the shade of the tree, the most eye-catching building was the Grand Heavens Pavilion.
Not far from the Grand Heavens Pavilion, there were the Celestial Grand Pavilion, Universal Light Hall, Divine Work Pavilion and the Tripitaka Block surrounding it.
The buildings seemed to look messy, but they had their own patterns.
Besides these buildings, there were another two buildings. One of them was called the Law Enforcement Hall. It was a new structure in the last three years. It was in charge of enforcing the law and discipline in the sect. Li Yuanfang would be in charge of this place. He had to remain fair and unbiased.
The other building was even better. The scale and height of this building was only inferior to the Grand Heavens Pavilion.
The name of the building was called the Dharma Hall.
This was the place where the Successive Disciples used to practice their spells and spar with one another.
At the same time, this Dharma Hall would be the venue of the social gathering and the internal competition. All the sparring would occur in this place.
As the Dharma Hall opened, the guests entered and saw that the hall was split into two levels. There were countless radiances of runes that were flashing in mid-air.
Xiao Yan, Zhu Yi and the rest also entered the Dharma Hall. Xiao Yan turned his head to look at Shi Tianhao and he said, “For today, we are going to use the battle arena. The training arena is still unopened. For the social gathering, we shall only use the battle arena and not the training arena.”
Shi Tianhao nodded his head, “I understand.” He clasped his hands to conjure a spell while shouting, “Rise!”
The top level of the building started to flash with a bright radiance, whereas the bottom level of the building flashed with a dimmer radiance.
Lin Feng, Shi Yu and the rest remained as calm as they were, but they were observing the Dharma Hall around them.
The Vivant Joy Holy Man’s expression changed, “There are many mana restrictions on the top level. It’s a little similar to the Hidden Dragon Gorge.”
The Hidden Dragon Gorge was a magic treasure that the Great Qin Empire possessed. Currently, Prince Anliang was the one who cultivated and controlled it. A Smaller World was created inside of the Hidden Dragon Gorge.
There were many uses for the Hidden Dragon Gorge and it was a merciless killing magic treasure. But it had a miraculous effect, that was, under the control of the person using it, if someone fought inside the gorge and received a lethal blow, the Hidden Dragon Gorge could unleash a mana restriction and block the lethal blow.
That was why the Hidden Dragon Gorge was used as the battle arena during the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai. The great powers let their disciples in to unleash their all without any fear.
Normally, the Hidden Dragon Gorge was also the venue where the royal disciples in the Great Qin Empire used to spar. As they fought for their lives, they benefited more than a form of sparring where they were restricted from giving their all.
The Vivant Joy Holy Man could clearly feel that the top level of the Dharma Hall had the same effect.
Shi Yu said, “Not only so, this hall is not a magic treasure like the Hidden Dragon Gorge. It does not spark growth or trap enemies like the Hidden Dragon Gorge, but it has other uses.”
He scanned the top level of the Dharma Hall, “This is not far from my expectations. This space can simulate different environments. Not only a normal environment, but also more threatening ones.”
“It’s not just purely an illusion. It can create matter through void space, and almost transfer part of real space over.”
The bunch of Immortal Soul Stage Elders nodded their heads secretly. In this way, the training of the disciples in the Dharma Hall was more effective and complete.”
In many places, without even stepping foot into them, their dangers could be felt. Or if the disciples wanted to go to a certain place, they could familiarize themselves with the environment here before going. When they eventually go to the place, they would be more confident.
“This top level of space must be the ‘battle arena’, I supposed?” Yan Mingyue gently pushed back a streak of hair on her ears. Her gaze did not shift as she looked at the bottom level of the Dharma Hall. “In that case, this must be the ‘training arena’? I wonder how miraculous it is.”
Lin Daohan and many others beside her started to pay attention to the lower level of space in the Dharma Hall.
Lin Feng smiled without speaking while Shi Tianhao laughed, “Don’t rush. We will reveal to all of you later.”
As he clapped his palms, the surroundings of the two levels of space around the Dharma Hall started to appear many small-sized light doors.
“All elders in the Immortal Soul Stage, you can proceed to the Grand Heavens Pavilion. As for the rest, there are spaces constituted within the light doors, provided for all of you to rest while watching the internal competition.”
The bunch of guests nodded their heads. The Nascent Soul Stage Grandmasters entered the light doors. The light doors formed a ring shape. They did not filter cultivators based on their cultivation. Anyone could choose any door and their followers would follow them.
Chu Yang followed Meng Chaoran and Wu Yunliang into one light door. Behind the doors were indeed room spaces. The rooms were not decorated too lavishly, but they were comfortable enough for everyone.
The space inside the room contained a projection that allowed for the viewing of the competition.
Xiao Yan and the rest also stood in the Dharma Hall as they watched the internal competition.
As he stared at Luo Qingwu for the last time, Chu Yang memorized her figure in his head and forced himself to shut his eyes, as he calmed himself down.
“Qingwu is doing well now. I will meet her in the future. To see her again is already enough for me.” Chu Yang sighed. He reopened his eyes, but he looked different this time. He looked at the Dharma Hall and pondered in his heart.
“Next up is the internal competition of the Celestial Sect of Wonders to determine the more outstanding disciples. After that, these disciples will represent the Celestial Sect of Wonders and socialize with the other great powers’ successors?”
Chu Yang pondered in his heart, “Over these years, not only just Lin Feng, his disciples have also been very exceptional. They have swept everyone else in their same generation aside and developed the mighty foundation of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
“But can the second-generation disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders continue the glorious achievements of their elders?”
Chu Yang’s gaze shifted, “The Celestial Sect of Wonders is collaborating with the Great Qin Empire, Great Zhou Empire, Royal House of the Northern Tribes, Purple Clouds sect and the other great powers right now to resist the Great Void Sect. The conflict between both sides has changed the entire situation in the Divine Lands.”
“After Mount Shu was attacked during the battle at Xiling City, they have become much quieter. But if no one regards them anymore, they may be at a huge disadvantage…” Chu Yang’s eyes drooped, “There is bound to be a battle between Mount Shu and the Celestial Sect of Wonders. If the Ethereal Mountain Sect wants to be safe, we must plan properly.”
“Elder Uncle and Master have made the right choice. But if we want to ensure our safety amidst the conflict between both parties, we have to work harder.”
Chu Yang grabbed his fist even tighter, “I must work even harder, but time is still very tight.”
Not only Chu Yang, but the cultivators from the other great powers were also observing the Dharma Hall as well as the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
The Marquis of Jinghuan entered a door on his own, not with Liang Yuan.
He sat on one of the seat and he shifted his vision from Yue Hongyan to Luo Qingwu to Dao Yuting to Li Xingfei to Zhuge Wanqiu. He seemed to be both smiling and not smiling, as his fingers tapped the table beside him.
Behind him, there was a middle-aged man in white standing. He was in the Nascent Soul Stage. He was the secretary of the Marquis of Jinghuan. Behind this man, there was another cultivator. He revealed a heavy killing aura, which made the others feel as if they were standing in a battlefield.
There were two people who did not seem to fit in as they entered the room. But the both of them were stable in their minds. In this stifling environment, they managed to maintain their cool.
The two of them looked at the bunch of Successive Disciples at the lower level of the Dharma Hall and they communicated with each other using their mana.
“Which one of them?”
“We can’t tell now. Only when they start fighting will we know. Focus on the disciples of Xiao Yan. That person seems to have the highest probability of emerging victorious.”
The guests started to develop different thoughts. In the Dharma Hall, Xiao Yan and the rest looked at each other and smile. They turned to their disciples and told them, “After this, everything will depend on yourselves.”
Everyone nodded their heads and Shi Tianhao laughed at this moment, “If all of you think this is the same as the small-scale competitions in the past, then all of you are wrong.”
As he said, he clapped his palms lightly and the Tao Wu flesh that he brought back appeared in space. The flesh kept on resisting. After that, from the blood of the Tao Wu, several demonic freaks seemed to have been birthed from it.
Shi Tianhao said, “These things are demonic freaks birthed from the Tao Wu’s blood. They are called Wuyang beasts. They are little worms on a Tao Wu’s body. Their powers are between the Foundation Establishment Stage and Aurous Core Stage. There’s a range, but the gap shouldn’t be too huge.”