Chapter 411: God of War Pagoda, 50% Discount!
Many guests had arrived at the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground.
There was still half a month before the Saint Inauguration Ceremony.
Many sacred grounds’ representatives were unable to wait any longer and hurried to the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground.
The current Divine Firmament Saint had obtained countless fortuitous opportunities in one year since he had entered the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground.
Firstly, he had found the forbidden chapter of the Divine Firmament’s Lightning Imperial Sutra that had been lost for 10,000 years, giving the sacred ground hope for it to return to its peak.
Afterward, he had headed to the Primordial Battlefield, where he destroyed the plan of the Evil Spirit Sect and even found a supreme godly artifact for the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground—the God of War Pagoda.
Subsequently, in the battle to wipe out the Evil Spirit Sect in Immeasurable Ancient State, the Divine Firmament Saint had even purged countless souls by himself.
That was something even Sages would find difficult to accomplish!
According to the rumors, Shen Tian was even the only Seven-Star Prodigy in the five regions evaluated by the God of War Pagoda.
He had numerous extraordinary items within him, and he was even more talented than Huang Shi!
These incidents had already spread through all the major sacred grounds in the five regions.
That also made Shen Tian the first Divine Firmament Saint renowned in the five regions before he was even inaugurated.
Countless people came because they admired his fame and wanted to see the Divine Firmament Saint beforehand.
Unfortunately, although they had arrived earlier, they had not even seen a glance of Shen Tian. That was because Shen Tian was currently cultivating in seclusion at Saint Mountain.
After Shen Tian’s refusal to become the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader, the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader did not force him.
On the other hand, the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader felt that Shen Tian had a mature and level-headed mindset as he did not covet fame or fortune.
Destruction pursued the great!
If one was too outstanding, it would instead attract the attention of enemy forces.
The number of prodigies that had died due to such a reason was not in the few. Thus, it was better to keep a low profile and increase one’s strength first.
Shen Tian was well aware of such a logic, so he had immediately entered seclusion once he returned to Saint Mountain.
On Saint Mountain, within the Saint Temple…
Shen Tian sat cross-legged, and two mottled reddish-gold ancient pages were floating within his hands.
Those were the second section of the Blood God Sutra which recorded the True Spirit Rebirth Technique and True Spirit Rotation Technique.
The Golden Crow Thearch had relied on this second section of the Blood God Sutra to allow his remnant consciousness to escape from the Celestial World and return to the five regions.
Although that peerless Evil Spirit had interfered, this ancient sutra’s strength was not to be questioned.
One had to know that the gap between celestial and mortal could not be easily filled.
There was a Heavenly Dao barrier between the Celestial World and mortal world, which almost no one could pass through at will!
It was extremely difficult for any mortal living beings to want to enter the Celestial World.
Only after transcending 12 or more Heavenly Tribulations could one try to ascend.
Meanwhile, cultivators of the Celestial World would not be able to enter the mortal world, or else the Heavenly Dao would annihilate them.
That was the barrier which the Heavenly Dao had set up to protect the mortal world.
Otherwise, if the Celestial World’s cultivators descended upon the mortal world and slaughtered people, no one in the five regions would be able to stop them. This would definitely result in misery and suffering.
The Golden Crow Thearch had relied on the two pages of the second section of the Blood God Sutra to forcibly deceive the Heavenly Dao and allow his remnant consciousness to return. This alone proved how powerful the Blood God Sutra was.
Shen Tian had originally cultivated the first section of the Blood God Sutra, so he could naturally sense just how powerful the Blood God Sutra‘s survival ability was!
If he could finish cultivating the second section and merge the two, his survival chances would increase greatly by 10 times!
No, it would increase exponentially by 100 times!
How could Shen Tian not learn such a supreme sutra which could save his life?
After experiencing that disaster on Immortal Abode Island, Shen Tian had realized that this world was not as safe as it seemed.
The Evil Spirit Sect was still causing trouble and chaos to the five regions in the mortal world.
The outerworld’s Evil Spirits were trying to invade it incessantly to create a passageway to the Celestial World!
Even the Golden Crow Thearch had said straightforwardly that there was going to be a drastic change in the Celestial World!
Even a Thearch like him, who had ascended 80,000 years ago, could not survive and was killed by powerful Evil Spirits.
An Evil Spirit had even stolen his body after he died, and the calamity of 10,000 years ago had nearly replayed itself.
If the guardians in the Celestial World could not stop those Evil Spirits anymore and allowed them to wantonly invade, by then, the dangers that the five regions would face would be much more fearsome than that formidable battle 10,000 years ago!
Shen Tian felt anxious once he thought of the countless dangers hidden in this world.
If he did not increase his strength quickly, how could he survive in such a chaotic world?
Only by becoming powerful could he bulldoze anything in his way and survive in this chaotic world.
That was something Shen Tian believed without a shadow of a doubt.
He was going to cultivate the second section of the Blood God Sutra in this seclusion.
As long as he successfully cultivated it, then Shen Tian could use his Blood God’s Son and True Spirit Rotation Technique to revive infinitely!
So what if the five regions would be in chaos?
Even if they killed one Shen Tian, there would be countless of Shen Tian’s clones.
As long as he had enough clones, he was not afraid of death at all!
Afterward, Shen Tian thought of something else—he did not have any Chaotic Sky-Mending Pills anymore.
Frankly speaking, the Chaotic Sky-Mending Pill was really something good to do others a favor!
Although the Chaotic Sky-Mending Pill could only be consumed once and it was useless to Shen Tian, he could still make others owe him a favor even if he did not consume the pill himself!
Anyway, he still had a huge pile of herbs in his interspatial ring that he could not finish no matter how much he ate. As such, he could use them to make the Chaotic Sky-Mending Pill.
It was definitely the best bait to tempt Children of Providence.
After all, if he ran into unfamiliar prodigies and directly said, “I see that you’re fated with me, how about we go obtain a fortuitous opportunity together?”, that would be too awkward and overly abrupt!
They might just turn and leave. Wouldn’t Shen Tian have missed a good sheep that he could fleece?
However, the situation would be completely different with the Chaotic Sky-Mending Pill.
Without any words, he could first give a Chaotic Sky-Mending Pill.
Who could refuse a pill that could improve their talent?
Since gifts were never too many, who would not like a free gift?
Not to mention that gift was a supreme pill like the Chaotic Sky-Mending Pill, which could strengthen one’s body and increase one’s talent?
Even a Sage would not be able to refuse a pill that had such effects, not to mention those young prodigies!
By then, it would be simple for Shen Tian to freeload off them!
At that thought, Shen Tian felt energized.
Seeing that the Saint Inauguration Ceremony was about to begin, and more and more sheep… Children of Providence arrived at the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground, Shen Tian decided he would not let go of such a good opportunity.
He had to find a chance to make some Chaotic Sky-Mending Pills.
He could freeload off their fortuitous opportunities as much as he liked with these Chaotic Sky-Mending Pills!
Shen Tian started his long and fruitful period of seclusion without any hesitation.
Half a month passed in the blink of an eye.
There was only one day before the Saint Inauguration Ceremony.
The whole Divine Firmament Small World was filled with people, and even the elders came out to welcome the visitors.
This was a rarely seen big scene as there were even more guests than the previous Sacred Leader Inauguration Ceremonies.
They had all come for Shen Tian!
Shen Tian’s fame had already spread far and wide!
He was hailed as a considerate and warm-hearted Saint that was so handsome he was like a heavenly immortal, as the strongest prodigy of Eastern Wilderness, an unprecedented Son of Providence, and so on.
That made numerous sacred grounds flock in to take a look at the Divine Firmament Saint.
However, more importantly, it was the influence of the Golden Crow Thearch’s tomb.
Only Shen Tian, the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader, and Heavenly Venerable Azure Lotus had seen the Golden Crow Thearch in the last moment.
Therefore, many people doubted the fact whether amongst all the cultivators who had tried deciphering the tablet, only Shen Tian had truly comprehended the tablet to the perfected stage and even caused the illusion of 10 suns in a row.
They believed that Shen Tian had obtained the Golden Crow Thearch’s legacy, and he seemed to have obtained the Divine Sun Cauldron.
There were many rumors saying that the number of Thearch artifacts that Shen Tian possessed was even in the dozens—he was rich!
Therefore, those mighty beings in the five regions wanted to check if those rumors were true!
All those rumors had also entered the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader and Azure Lotus’ ears.
Azure Lotus raised his brows and said, “Junior Brother, our Martial Nephew is quite famous! His fame might even surpass the two of us!”
The Divine Firmament Sacred Leader and Azure Lotus were both the top prodigies from 1,000 years ago. It could even be said that the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground had basically depended on the two of them in the past 1,000 years.
Therefore, their fame and notoriety were already well-known in the five regions.
However, the fame of the Divine Firmament Saint could currently be compared to theirs.
In a certain aspect, Shen Tian would surpass them. That was… dozens of Thearch artifacts!
At that thought, Azure Lotus’ eyes turned cold, and he revealed his killing intent. It was a rarely seen scene.
How could he not know that someone was adding fuel to the flames of the rumors, pushing Shen Tian to the heart of the struggles.
Obviously, the mastermind wanted the other sacred grounds’ prodigies and elders to target the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground.
Be it the Golden Crow Thearch’s legacy or the Divine Sun Cauldron, they were both extremely precious treasures that were enough to make others turn green with envy!
In the cultivation world, which prioritized self-interest, this was a blatant scheme!
The heavenly aura surrounding the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader surged, but he spoke calmly. “Tian’er is an unprecedented Son of Providence, so he won’t be targeted by such trifling schemes!
“Of course, we still need to do what we should. Senior Brother, don’t let your guard down.”
Azure Lotus instantly understood what the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader meant—it was obviously a good opportunity to score more brownie points with Shen Tian.
Azure Lotus grinned. “Junior Brother, great minds think alike!”
Divine Firmament’s Sacred Leader, “…”
Shortly after, the five regions’ mighty beings hurried to the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground.
Those powerful cultivators rode divine rainbows and arrived at the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground, appearing before the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader and Azure Lotus.
The Sacred Leaders from the Da Li Sacred Ground, Purple Mansion Sacred Ground, Big Dipper Sacred Ground… Sages from the various sacred grounds appeared.
Most of those Sacred Leaders were all old acquaintances of the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader and Azure Lotus.
Besides them, the Saints of the numerous sacred grounds also arrived one after the other.
The Void Saint Wang Shenxu, Purple Mansion Saint Qi Shaoxuan, Big Dipper Saint Chen Zhongtian, and Sonic Thunder Bodhisattva Kuduo…
Shen Tian’s old friends had all come.
“Congratulations, Brother Longyuan. The Divine Firmament Saint is indeed a talented genius. His fame has already spread throughout the five regions, even before holding the Saint Inauguration Ceremony. I’m afraid that there’s no one who doesn’t know the Divine Firmament Saint’s name,” congratulated the Da Li Sacred Leader.
Due to the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader’s help, the vengeful spirit’s attack could be stopped back in Golden Crow Thearch tomb.
The Da Li Sacred Leader was quite grateful to the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader, so he came personally to congratulate him.
The heavenly aura around Divine Firmament Sacred Leader swayed gently as he replied coldly, “You’re too courteous. The Saint Inauguration Ceremony will be held tomorrow, so please take a rest for now.”
“I greet the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader. May I know where the Divine Firmament Saint is?”
Qi Shaoxuan and others all bowed toward the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader as they asked for Shen Tian’s whereabouts.
After bidding farewell on Immortal Abode Island, they had not seen Shen Tian afterward.
They had immediately rushed here upon learning that Shen Tian had escaped the turbulent void and returned to the sacred ground.
The Divine Firmament Sacred Leader nodded and said coldly, “Tian’er is cultivating in seclusion now. He’ll definitely come out to greet the guests tomorrow.”
The prodigies could not help but exclaim, “As expected of Brother Shen. Not only is he extremely talented, but he is also hardworking in cultivating. We are deeply ashamed. We’ll definitely cultivate diligently after we return and try our best to catch up to Brother Shen!”
Wanting to surpass Shen Tian and become the strongest prodigy in Eastern Wilderness was something they did not even dare to think.
Although it might be their dream, it was also a dream that was far from reach.
However, the numerous prodigies were still in high spirits!
If they could not fight for the best, then they would fight for second place!
Yeap, Shen Tian’s first place could not be shaken!
“Rumors say that the Divine Firmament Saint has peerless talent. He is able to battle with Heavenly Venerables with his Golden Core cultivation. Would we have a chance to have a glimpse of the Divine Firmament Saint’s legendary battle prowess?”
At that moment, another Sage and a few Heavenly Venerables walked up to them.
They were emitting powerful blazing energy, so it was obvious that they belonged to a sacred ground that cultivated fire-attribute techniques.
They were Heavenly Venerables from Middle Ground’s Nine Sun Sacred Ground. They were resentful as their Sage had been killed by the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader in the Golden Crow Thearch tomb.
However, they did not dare to cause trouble with the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader since he was unfathomable. His ability to easily kill even a Sage showed how outstanding he was.
Even if they were unable to take revenge against the Divine Firmament’s Sacred Leader, it was not like they could not do the same with the Divine Firmament Saint!
The Nine Sun elders did not believe that Shen Tian could win against a Heavenly Venerable with just his Golden Core cultivation at all. It must definitely be a rumor.
Therefore, they opted for provoking to regain their reputation.
If they could defeat Shen Tian, it would cause the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground to lose face!
They had already been around for half a month, but they had not even seen a glimpse of Shen Tian.
Before the Sacred Leader spoke, Azure Lotus chuckled and replied, “My Martial Nephew is busy. If you’re itching for a fight, then I could spar with you.”
Azure Lotus touched the staff in his hands, his expression playful and taunting.
How could he not know what those people’s intent was?
If Shen Tian was not in seclusion, Azure Lotus would not even want to interfere. After all, given Shen Tian’s battle prowess, it was a piece of cake for him to defeat those Heavenly Venerables.
Shen Tian would be able to just nicely crush those Heavenly Venerables to establish prestige.
However, even if Shen Tian was not around, Azure Lotus would not allow those people to look down on Shen Tian!
The Nine Sun Sacred Ground’s Heavenly Venerables were all stunned after hearing Azure Lotus’ words.
Although they were from the Middle Ground, they had frequently heard of rumors regarding Heavenly Venerable Azure Lotus!
Heavenly Venerable Azure Lotus was an Extreme Dao Heavenly Venerable and could even defeat Sages after breaking through to the Mighty Prowess realm!
Also, that was in the past, so who knew whether Azure Lotus’ strength had increased or not?
Although they were all Heavenly Venerables, they could not be compared to an Extreme Dao Heavenly Venerable.
They must have a death wish if they dared to look for trouble with Azure Lotus!
Therefore, those Nine Sun Sacred Ground’s elders just smiled and bade farewell.
Azure Lotus scoffed, “Just such weaklings, and they want to find trouble with my Martial Nephew?”
Had they not been in the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground, Azure Lotus would have already swung his staff long ago instead of speaking idle words with them!
The heavenly aura around the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader swayed gently as he spoke. “Senior Brother, maybe this inauguration ceremony might not be that simple.”
People with an agenda would definitely be attracted here as this inauguration ceremony had gathered most of the five regions’ sacred grounds.
The five regions were not as safe as they looked.
The Evil Spirit Sect had always been hiding in the shadows, waiting for the chance to cause disaster and turmoil. It would definitely not let go of such an opportunity,
Also, given Shen Tian’s talent, the Evil Spirit Sect must have marked him as a primary target long ago.
They had to be on guard.
Azure Lotus replied coldly, “If those evil bast*rds dare to come, then I’ll definitely let them have a taste of my staff!”
At that moment, a ray of light shone brightly!
Bright purple light enveloped heaven and earth, covering the whole Divine Firmament Sacred Ground.
A humongous illusion of a pagoda shone upon the ground with an imposing aura, instantly attracting everyone’s attention.
It was the God of War Pagoda!
A majestic figure surrounded by a dense aura and resplendent light appeared.
“Cultivators who have come from all corners of the land, the God of War Pagoda will have a promotional sale event to celebrate the Divine Firmament Saint Inauguration Ceremony.
“Within three days, the fee for all trials is reduced by 50%, and there will be a three-month 80% discount!
“Do not miss this golden opportunity! Those that want to appear on the God Of War List and become famous in the five regions could come and try the trial.”
That figure was Ye Qingcang.
Seeing that so many people had come to the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground, he was itching at the thought of how many treasures he could obtain.
Just how many treasures would these people have?
Why not take advantage of this good opportunity to reap some benefits?
Cough, cough… No, it’s not that I want to reap benefits. I only want to provide a chance for the cultivators of the five regions to steel themselves and improve their strength.
Of course, the corresponding fees must be paid!
That definitely cannot be exempted no matter what!
Ye Qingcang’s figure only appeared for a moment before suddenly disappearing again.
However, that was enough to already cause a huge uproar!
“What? The God of War Pagoda has a huge discount, and all fees for the trials have been reduced by half!?”
“It’s all due to the Divine Firmament Saint!”
“How could we miss such a good opportunity?”
“I’m definitely going to appear on the God Of War List and become famous in the five regions!”
“I also want to enter the God of War Pagoda!” said a certain Sage.
In that instant, heated discussions could be heard everywhere.
Their aim for coming to the Divine Firmament Sacred Ground was to join the Divine Firmament Saint Inauguration Ceremony and enter the God of War Pagoda’s list!
It was, in the end, a legendary pagoda well-known throughout the five regions, and countless powerful cultivators had entered it before!
If they could leave their name on the God Of War List, it would be enough for them to brag about for quite a while.
Not only young prodigies, but even Sages wanted to enter the God of War Pagoda.
The God of War Pagoda was not only a place to become famous, but it could also train oneself.
Sparring with the projections of prodigies from the Celestial World could benefit even Sages.
Therefore, most cultivators were already prepared to enter the God of War Pagoda!
As an endless stream of people flocked toward the God of War Pagoda, heaven and earth exuded killing intent while countless Heavenly Tribulation clouds gathered above Saint Mountain!
“What’s going on?”
“Is it possible that the Divine Firmament Saint is about to transcend the tribulation and become a Sage!?”
Everyone was astonished. They could sense just how fearsome the Heavenly Tribulation clouds were—they were not weaker than when a cultivator was breaking through to the Tribulation Transcendence stage!
At that instant, everyone was shocked.
Was it possible that the Divine Firmament Saint was already going to transcend the tribulation to become a Sage?
If such a young Sage truly appeared, it would definitely cause a huge uproar in the five regions!
Even Qi Shaoxuan and other top prodigies looked at the Heavenly Tribulation with a serious expression. They also found it hard to believe!
They discovered that the difference between them and Shen Tian seemed to be increasing more and more!
The Heavenly Tribulation clouds were still gathering above Saint Mountain.
The thick clouds and bright lightning unleashed an aura that made others’ hearts palpitate.
Everyone could sense just how terrifying the lightning tribulation was—it was filled with a destructive aura that even normal Sages might not be able to block!
That also made most of the cultivators exclaim that not only was the Divine Firmament Saint a peerless prodigy, but his first Sage Heavenly Tribulation could also release such a formidable aura.
If Shen Tian successfully broke through, his strength would definitely surpass that of a new Sage.
Only the Divine Firmament Sacred Leader was calm and composed as he knew that Shen Tian was at the Nascent Soul stage. Thus, it was impossible for him to cause a Sage Heavenly Tribulation.
Azure Lotus, on the other hand, was extremely excited. Given the extent of this magnificent scene, an unparalleled treasure was about to appear!