Chapter 671: There’s No Greatest Trap, There Are Only More and More Traps!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Inside the battle arena, besides Shi Tianhao who was the emcee, the last 16 competitors were also inside.
There were three from the Inferno Precipice – Lin Tong, Liu Xiafeng and Yan Wuwei.
There were four from the Heavenly Temple – Xu Yunsheng, Ying Luozha and two other disciples in the Intermediate Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage.
There were three from the Forest Abode – Dao Yuting, Li Xingfei and a female disciple.
There were three from the Blizzard Valley – Zhao Huan, Ke Jing and a disciple in the Intermediate Stage of the Foundation Establishment Stage.
There was only one person from the Nirvana World, Zhou Yuncong. Whereas Zhuge Wanqiu and Huang Zhenting took the last 2 spots. The both of them was from the Wasteland Valley. Because of the Wuyang beasts, the Wasteland Valley disciples were under a lot of pressure and only the two of them qualified as a result.
As expected, the disciples from the Heavenly Temple took the most spots out of the last 16, as they occupied four spots. If Sun Xueer did not meet Dao Yuting, they might even have five spots to themselves.
The younger talents from the other sects started to size up the 16 Successive Disciples in the battle arena. At the same time, they discussed with their own compatriots.
“Senior, what do you think?””Very strong, I don’t have much confidence.””The disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders are indeed extraordinary.”
The bunch of them were discussing, until they heard Shi Tianhao announcing that the internal competition and the social gathering were about to start. Everyone was a little taken aback and they could not help but look at one another. A few of them were even anxious, but more of them was excited.
The disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders were strong. Lin Feng was even more powerful. But the more it was in this way, the greater the impulse the younger talents from the other sects had in challenging them.
Right now, defeating a disciple of the Celestial Sect of Wonders was a great achievement.
The Celestial Sect of Wonders was on the same level as the Great Void Sect and the Mount Shu Sword Sect. They were at the peak of the human cultivation world in the Divine Lands, as they awaited the challenge of the other sects.
In the Great Qin Empire camp, Shi Jingyun leaped out from her seat and laughed, “Ha, this is good. I can’t wait.”
Beside Shi Jingyun, a youth in yellow robe stood up. He looked charming, but his gaze was a little weird.
Shi Xingyun turned back to look at him and she warned him seriously, “Shaogan, if you cause trouble again, I can’t protect you from Prince Anliang anymore. He will ground you for good.”
This youth was Shi Shaogan, the grandson of Shi Zongyue.
His cultivation was also not ordinary. In the Great Qin Empire younger generation, he was also a rare talent. But the only thing was that in certain areas, his thinking deviated from a normal person. This caused everyone in the Great Qin Empire to have a headache because of him.
There were many occasions when Shi Zongyue wanted to slap him to death.
After hearing Shi Xingyun’s words, Shi Shaogan nodded his head seriously, “Relax, sister. If I meet someone I like this time, I will carry out my pursuit quietly. I will not do it publicly anymore.”
As Shi Xingyun heard what he said, she placed her palm on her forehead. She started to regret bringing Shi Shaogan out this time.
“Sister, sister, how do you think the Celestial Sect of Wonders will organize this social gathering?” Shi Jingyun asked curiously, “Are we going to kill Wuyang beasts while challenging the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders?”
Shi Xingyun did not reply, whereas Shi Shaogan shook his head. “I don’t think so. Otherwise, Shi Tianhao would not have kept the Small Worlds.” Apart from some areas in which he was a little weird, Shi Shaogan was actually like a normal person.
Shi Jingyun pursed her lips, “Then how will they organize it?”
“You will know it later. Since we are here as guests, let’s just act as guests. As long as the rules are fair, even if they are weird, we can only accept them.” Shi Xingyun said, “The previous rounds of competition tested the adaptability of the disciples. It can’t be that they can do so, but you can’t?”
Shi Jingyun shook her head hurriedly, “Of course I can!”
Shi Xingyun laughed, “That’s why I say, rather than overthinking, you should observe your opponents.”
“The six of them who have not competed yet, it’s difficult to see how good they are. But since they emerged top in their own factions, they are naturally not weak.” Shi Xingyun analyzed. “For those who have competed, Dao Yuting is the best, without a doubt. Of course, if we have to really judge, I believe she is the best among everyone. After all, she is in the Aurous Core Stage and even in the Intermediate Stage of it…Shaogan!”
Shi Xingyun glared at Shi Shaogan. He stared at Dao Yuting with a weird look, just like how it was during the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai.
“Sister, I’ve said before. I won’t do it publicly.” Shi Shaogan turned his head to look at Shi Xingyun, as if he did not understand why she glared at him.
Shi Xingyun looked at Shi Shaogan and revealed a smile on her face, “In short, you must remember that this is your last chance. If you cause any more trouble, you don’t have to leave home before you reach the Immortal Soul Stage anymore.”
Shi Shaogan felt a chill down his spine, as if the stern look of his grandfather had appeared in front of him.
“Besides Dao Yuting, the fellow called Huang Zhenting and the other person called Ying Luozha are also formidable. Along with the lady with the Pure Yang Primordial Fire, they cannot be underestimated.”
After seeing that Shi Shaogan knew his place, Shi Xingyun followed by saying, “It’s also not easy to join the Celestial Sect of Wonders. They have many talents. Both of you must keep focused.”
After pausing for a moment, Shi Xingyun followed by saying, “Although we are unaware of the rules now, besides the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, both of you can also meet disciples from other sects.”
Shi Xingyun lifted up three fingers, “From what I know, the both of you must be wary of three people.”
“Chen Xingyu from the Great Void Sect, Lei Jie from the Lei Clan…” Shi Xingyun was saying, but Shi Shaogan’s brows raised suddenly. “Lei Jie is here too?”
While he interrupted her, Shi Xingyun was not unhappy. She nodded her head, “That’s right, he is here too.”
Shi Shaogan raised his brows and did not continue speaking.
Lei Jie was the most outstanding disciple from the younger generation in the Lei Clan. But his reputation was not very bright. That was not because he was not strong enough. On the contrary, his potential was also very shocking.
As for why he was not famous, there was only one reason. That was because Shi Tianyi caught too much attention, hence he outshone Lei Jie completely, who came from one of the Four Great Aristocratic Families.
But in truth, everyone in the Great Qin Empire who was familiar with things acknowledged that Lei Jie was only inferior to Shi Tianyi among those in the same generation.
Of course, there was someone else he outshone him now. He was Shi Tianhao, who killed Shi Tianyi.
However, if Shi Tianyi was excluded, Lei Jie was definitely the most outstanding young talent in the Great Qin Empire.
But to be fair, he was now considered birthed from the Great Zhou Empire.
While Shi Jingyun heard of his name before, she did not have a deep impression of him. She had not seen him in action before too. That was why she laughed and asked, “Sister, who’s the third person?”
“The third person is Yang Likun.” Shi Jingyun asked, “A successor from the Path of Heaven-Born of the Samsara Sect, the Immediate Disciple of Shen Qifeng.”
Some cultivators in the room in which the Samsara Sect, Path of Heaven-Born, disciples were in stood up. But everyone followed behind one person closely, as they exited the room.
That person was short and fat. As he moved, his fats jiggled and he seemed dumb.
But the disciples from the Path of the Heaven-Born gave space to let him walk. The junior disciples looked at him with fear.
Inside his eyes, there was a look of brutality that flashed across.
Not only did Du Ting avoid him like the plague, even Meng Bei was fearful as he looked at him.
As if he noticed their expressions, the fatty rolled his eyes, “What are all of you looking it? Some of you threw the face of the Samsara Sect. Right now, I am getting it back for all of you. I am cleaning the mess for all of you, get it?”
Du Ting lowered his head and did not dare to speak. Meng Bei’s face turned red. He was enraged but did not dare to speak.
Only a Nascent Soul Stage Elder raised his brows, “Yang Likun, watch your words!”
The fatty turned his head and stared at him. He did not continue speaking, but he had no look of remorse on his face. He just sniggered and left. Even the Nascent Soul Stage Elder was furious till his face turned green.
Shi Jingyun, Shi Shaogan, Yang Likun and the others exited from their rooms and came to the battle arena of the Dharma Hall.
Shi Tianhao scanned them and smiled, “This gathering is not just a sparring of your skills.”
“There will be 3 stages.” Shi Tianhao conjured a spell with his right hand. A streak of mana was expelled and landed in the Dharma Hall. “The first stage is not purely a fight. All of you will be categorized into groups and each group will work together to achieve a goal.”
The view in the Dharma Hall changed again. Countless streaks of radiances shot into the sky. The roof of the Dharma Hall seemed to have disappeared and converted into a sea of stars.
The powers of the stars gathered, revolving and converting into a treasure pagoda. The pagoda was very bright and the top of it could not be seen. The top half of the pagoda seemed to have infused within the sea of stars and the luminaries. This pagoda was called the Starry Treasure Pagoda.
“The goal is to climb onto the top of this pagoda. The faster, the better.” Shi Tianhao looked at everyone. He saw that some of the other cultivators were not impressed.
Shi Tianhao laughed and he followed by saying slowly, “Those from the same sect won’t be categorized together. All of you will be mixed up. There can’t be two of you from the same sect in the same group.”
Everyone’s eyes enlarged slightly. Shi Tianhao smiled while saying, “That’s right. Cultivators from different sects will be put into the same group. Your individual scores will be tied with your group.”