Chapter 1296: Evil Blood Mountain
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
“Wu Chen, how did you manage to clear the third level?” Wu Qiong walked beside Wu Mo and asked condescendingly. He knew a little about Su Mo. In Black Glow City, it was said that he killed Wu Mo and that he had some invincible strength, but that was all.
When Su Mo, who was sitting cross-legged, heard this, he opened his eyes and briefly glanced at Wu Qiong before closing them again.
What a joke!
Did he really need to explain how he cleared the level? He was simply too lazy to pay attention to the other party and instead continued to rest, minding his own business.
“You…!” sputtered Wu Qiong, his heart instantly swelled with anger. Wu Chan actually ignored him, and it made him feel immensely humiliated.
However, this was the Young Priest selection period. The Grand Priest and other key members watching from above. He must suppress the anger in his heart.
“I’ll get you back once the Young Priest selection is over!” said Wu Qiong with a cold voice, as he turned away and walked to the other side of the pagoda. Wu Qiong did not take Su Mo seriously. First, his talent was way higher than Su Mo’s and, secondly, he was a Level 4 Martial Emperor Realm warrior.
Of course, it was only Wu Qiong’s own opinion that his talent was higher than that of Su Mo.
Time passed by slowly. After a while, Wu Mo Yu, Wu Yi Tian, and other geniuses who were ranked at the top of the list of Young Priest candidates all arrived at the top of the pagoda. Not long after, there were 20 to 30 people who passed.
After seeing Wu Chen, all those who were at the top of the pagoda could not help but feel shocked. However, none of them were like Wu Qiong, who overbearingly asked Su Mo how he cleared the level. As more time elapsed, more people arrived at the top of the pagoda. As for the Super Geniuses in the Sorcerer Tribe, those who were ranked 30 or 40 on the list, there was a small amount of them.
After all, everyone was comparing their talent or battling their strength. It had little to do with cultivation. As time went on, there were more people who gathered at the top of the pagoda. Wu Tian Yu had also successfully cleared all three levels of the pagoda and joined the other victors. However, there were blood stains on Wu Tian Yu’s chest. He seemed to have suffered some injuries.
Seeing Wu Chen sitting down on the top of the pagoda, Wu Tian Yu’s eyes narrowed and his heart could not help but sink. Wu Chen had gotten to the top of the pagoda before him, what did this mean?
It meant that Wu Chen’s battling power could be stronger than his own.
Wu Tian Yu took a deep breath. Su Mo arriving at the top of the pagoda before him did not mean anything, he thought to himself. Without battling each other, no one could yet know who was the stronger warrior.
The first round continued. Even though Su Mo and the others did not take a long time to clear the level, there were many others who were unusually time-consuming. More than an hour passed and there were a few people who made it to the top of the pagoda. At that point, more than 160 people had gathered among the successful group.
Of course, there were still people being eliminated from time to time.
Wu Tian Yu was not the only one who was injured among those who had cleared the level. Many people had suffered light or serious injuries. There were less than 50 people who were not injured at all.
After an hour, the first stage had finally ended and there was no one left inside the pagoda. As for the top, there were more than 180 people.
At that moment, the Grand Priest rose from his seat as he looked at the 180 over people on the top of the pagoda and said in a clear, loud voice, “Congratulations, you have passed the first stage of the test!”
After speaking, the Grand Priest waved his sleeves and Su Mo as well as the other 180 candidates were dragged by an invisible force. They slowly flew from the top of the pagoda and landed on the public square. The three floor pagoda began to shrink rapidly, transforming into a stream of light that flew into the hands of the Grand Priest.
“Next up is the second stage of the test!”
During his speech, the Grand Priest waved his sleeves once again and a dull red mountain peak appeared in the sky above the square. The mountain peak was not big. It was about a thousand miles high and there were a large number of caves that led toward the inside of the mountain peak. On top of the mountain, there was an astonishingly bloody smell, like copper, as if there was an unlimited supply of blood that had condensed within it. It was truly frightening…
As soon as the mountain peak appeared, it dyed a ten thousand square area of the sky a blood-red colour. It was extremely shocking.
“This mountain is named Evil Blood Mountain. There is an extremely strong smell of blood inside the mountain peak. Your task for this stage is to absorb the Blood Spirit aura!” said the Grand Priest slowly.
Upon hearing this, the crowd was puzzled. Absorb the Blood Spirit aura ? What was this going to test? While the candidates were having doubts, the Grand Priest’s hand flipped over and a large number of dull red seeds the size of green beans appeared in his palm.
Swoosh swoosh swoosh!
In the next instant, the Grand Priest waved his arm and the seeds flew to Su Mo and the others candidates. There was a seed in front of everyone. They were still doubtful, yet they grabbed the seeds in front of them. Su Mo took the seed in his hands and briefly glanced at them. Though these seeds were small, he could sense that they were full of bountiful vitality.
“This is the Bloody Sun Flower Seed. All you need to do is absorb the Blood Spirit Aura and channel it into these seeds. The Bloody Sun Flower Seed will open up and, the more Blood Spirit Aura your provide, the larger the Blood Sun Flower seed will grow. You have an hour to do so, and you’ll only pass the test if your Bloody Sun Flower Seed exceeds one foot in size. Of course, the bigger your Bloody Sun Flower Seed is, the better your results.” The Grand Priest summarized the rules of the second stage.
Upon hearing this the crowd suddenly understood. This stage looked easy, but in reality, it was a test of their talent of absorbing Spiritual Qi, or the talent of the Fighting Soul. The Blood Spirit Aura was also a form of energy that belonged to the Spiritual Qi category. The more Blood Spirit Aura absorbed, the bigger the Bloody Sun Flower would become. This was a test of talent.
When Su Mo heard this he was stunned, then a little surprised. This Sorcerer Tribe test was really strange. How were they able to come up with this kind of test? However, deep down, he was slightly speechless. Absorb the Blood Spirit Aura? The talent of absorbing Spiritual Qi? Not to mention the Sorcerer Tribe, but even in the entire Ancient Spirit Galaxy or even the vast expanse of the wilderness, who could compare with him?
It was not that Su Mo was arrogant, nor was it that he was conceited. He dared to talk boastfully. Within the Martial Emperor Realm and the entire universe, he reckoned that there was no one who could absorb Spiritual Qi faster than him.
“High Priest, I am of a different cultivation, how can we guarantee the test to be fair!”
At that moment, among the Sorcerer Tribe geniuses who passed the first stage of the test, there was a young man of Level 1 Martial Emperor Realm, who cupped his fist in his hand in respect to the Grand Priest and questioned in a deep voice.
This was a crucial question. The speed of Fighting Souls absorbing Spiritual Qi was also dependent on one’s cultivation. Fighting Souls are nourished by cultivation. Those of a higher cultivation would naturally have stronger Fighting Soul strength. Among the 180 geniuses present, there were people of Level 1 Martial Emperor Realm and those who were Level 9 Martial Emperor Realm. This was obviously an unfair test.
“You do not have to worry. On the Evil Blood Mountain, there is an array to suppress Fighting Souls. The strength of everyone’s Fighting Souls will be suppressed to the level of Level 1 Martial Emperor Realm!” the Grand Priest said faintly. The Young Priest selection only selects geniuses with the best talent. Of course he had to ensure fairness in this process.
After hearing this, the crowd heaved a sigh of relief. This was the best arrangement, or else those of with lower cultivations would have gotten the short end of the stick.
“Alright, starting from now, you all have one hour until you must leave Evil Blood Mountain!” The Grand Priest announced in a loud, clear voice.
The 180 geniuses began to move, flying towards the mountain. Then, they traveled through tunnels to get inside the mountain. Su Mo did not hesitate and flew into Evil Blood Mountain, where he immediately found a cave.
Wu Tian Yu was out to get Wu Chen. He looked at Su Mo go through the cave, then sneered. This time, he would definitely get superior results that would be enough to crush Wu Chen.
His Fighting Soul was a hurricane, its power of absorption was extremely frightening. The speed of absorbing Blood Spirit Aura was definitely a powerful advantage. With a flash of his body, Wu Tian Yu went into the cave next to Su Mo.