Chapter 1299: Venomous Slander
With their eyes bulged out, the crowd stared incredulously at the massive Bloody Sun Flower in Su Mo’s palm. They were all completely stunned. Even the important people on the stands where the Grand Priest stood were dumbfounded!
Wu Tian Yu’s mouth was hanging wide open and he looked as if he just saw a ghost. Wu Chang Yuan and Wu Yuan were both frozen in place.
A thirty foot long Bloody Sun Flower?
Wu Chen’s Bloody Sun Flower was actually thirty feet long?
This outcome took everyone’s breath away and they were momentarily unable to react. It was as though all their minds had stopped working! How could this be?
His thirty foot long Bloody Sun Flower was three times bigger than Wu You Lan’s Bloody Sun Flower. It even beat Wu Ren Wang’s by a whopping eleven feet. This was too ridiculous!
Everyone stared in disbelief. This outcome was beyond what they thought was even possible! This wasn’t Su Mo just being a satisfactory genius. He had achieved an incredible feat.
Wu Ren Wang, Wu Ma, and Wu You Lan stared with their eyes wide open, all of them were similarly stunned.
“How could this be? You cheated!” A few moments later, Wu Ren Wang was the first to react and he accused Su Mo angrily. His voice boomed loudly and caused everyone to regain their composure. Instantly, the entire grounds erupted with noise.
“My god, a thirty foot long Bloody Sun lower!”
“How could this be? This is too much!”
“Does Wu Chen really have that much skill?”
“It must be fake, right?”
“I don’t believe Wu Chen is that much of a talent, there is definitely something amiss here!”
Chaos enveloped the Sorcerer Tribe grounds as voices were raised over one another. No one wanted to believe their eyes, it was simply too outrageous.
Even Wu Ren Wang, with his seemingly god-given talents, could only grow his Bloody Sun Flower to nineteen feet in length. Here was Wu Chen’s thirty foot long flower; there was definitely something wrong!
Looking at the agitated crowd, Su Mo felt helpless. He knew he would be in trouble again. However, he had controlled his absorption rate and prevented the Blood Sun Flower from growing even bigger.
“Wu Ren Wang, don’t just accuse me without any facts or examination!”
Looking at Wu Ren Wang, Su Mo responded coldly. This man was complete trash, he accused others of cheating the moment he was beaten.
“Who are you to accuse?”
A cold flash passed through Wu Ren Wang’s eyes as he replied, “This Bloody Sun Fllower is the evidence. To grow it to a size of thirty feet within an hour; ask everyone: is this even possible?”
Wu Ren Wang didn’t have concrete evidence, but the outrageousness of this matter didn’t even require any evidence. He was fuming with rage, Wu Chen actually cheated and stole his first place position. Wu Chen must really not want to live.
“Why is this not possible? A weakling like you cannot do it, so it must be impossible for others?” sneered Su Mo and didn’t bother to argue further with Wu Ren Wang. He was more concerned with how the Grand Priest would decide.
“You want to die!” Hearing that Su Mo called him a weakling, murderous rage filled Wu Ren Wang. He had never encountered such slander since he started to learn martial arts. However, with the Grand Priest present, he could only suppress his murderous thoughts.
“Grand Priest, Wu Chen cheated, please eliminate him!” Wu Ren Wang bowed to the Grand Priest and requested for Su Mo to be removed.
Everyone turned towards the Grand Priest and awaited his decision. Wu Chen’s Bloody Sun Flower was so big, he obviously cheated!
The Grand Priest’s eyes flashed brightly and he carefully checked the Bloody Sun Flower on Su Mo’s hands. “As Wu Chen has said, we need evidence for any accusations we make. Wu Ren Wang, since you believe that Wu Chen cheated, in what aspect did he cheat? Or, explain, how has he cheated?”
Wu Ren Wang was taken aback by the Grand Priests words. Furrowing his brows, he wondered why the Grand Priest seemed to be trying to protect Wu Chen.
Unless Wu Chen didn’t cheat?
Or did the Grand Priest purposely allow Wu Chen to succeed?
Wu Ren Wang thought hard, but he didn’t have any evidence. Then, he replied, “Grand Priest, I suspect that Wu Chen’s Bloody Sun Flower did not grow from the seedling you gave him!”
He didn’t have any evidence, and only said what he could guess. The Grand Priest shook his head slightly. Then with a wave of his hand, a small ball of energy emerged from the Bloody Sun Flower and flew into his hand.
“That is not possible because I left a ball of energy within every seed!” the Grand Priest explain in a serious voice. He knew that Wu Chen did not cheat, but he still had to resolve the suspicions everyone had by explaining matters.
“This…!” Wu Ren Wang was instantly speechless. Did Wu Chen really not cheat?
This wasn’t possible, it definitely couldn’t be possible!
“Perhaps… Perhaps Wu Chen used his own blood aura to grow the Bloody Sun Flower and, therefore, it didn’t absorb that much Blood Spirit aura!” Wu Ren Wang accused once again, his words beginning to make little sense.
He had to find evidence of Wu Chen cheating. Otherwise, not only would he not place first for this round, but he would have been blindly accusing Wu Chen. How embarrassing!
“This isn’t even possible!” The Grand Priest shook his head and explained, “This Bloody Sun Flower seed only absorbs Blood Spirit aura from Blood Spirit Mountain, there is no way to cheat!”
“Then… Perhaps he used other methods of cheating!” said Wu Ren Wang as his face fell with dissatisfaction.
“That’s enough! Wu Chen did not cheat, and he could not have cheated. No one else should accuse him any further!” The Grand Priest waved his hand in a dismissive manner and continued, “For this second round, Wu Chen has placed first!” He did not allow anyone else to speak further and concluded with announcing the rest of the results.
The crowd was still confused, did Wu Chen really not cheat? Then how did he manage to grow his Blood Sun Flower so big? Maybe he had three Fighting Souls that allowed him to grow his flower?
However, three Fighting Souls, that was even more impossible!
No one understood what had happened and could only guess that Wu Chen also had some god-given talents. Many of them, including Wu Ren Wang, Wu Qiong, Wu Tian Yu, and Wu Yuan, all wore stoic expressions on their faces as they completely could not accept this outcome.
Although Wu Chen was first place, he was in a no better standing than the others who passed the second round. It did not mean that he would pass the third round either. Yet, they were still dissatisfied.
“Thank you Grand Priest!” Su Mo slightly bowed towards Grand Priest, expressing his respect.
“Mmph!” The Grand Priest lightly nodded his head as a smile appeared on his face. “You are quite good and may even stand a chance to be the Young Priest this time!”
Upon hearing the Grand Priest’s words, everyone’s hearts jumped.
The Grand Priest obviously looked highly upon Wu Chen!
Wu Ren Wang clenched his fists tightly as a cold flash passed through his hands. To him, the Young Priest position was of the utmost importance; he had to win it! No one else should even think that they stand a chance of taking the position!
In the previous Young Priest choosing ceremony, he failed to be selected. This time, no matter what, he had to be the chosen one.
“I will not disappoint Grand Priest!” Su Mo nodded his head as he let out a sigh of relief. He managed to avoid too much trouble this time around and was nearer to his goal.
The Grand Priest nodded his head and then turned to face the crowd. The sixty one people who managed to pass the second round were indeed true geniuses.
“The next round, the third round, will test you all by requiring you to learn a martial art skill. I will give all of you the same martial skill. This skill is one that I have created recently. Three days from now, those who are able to successfully cultivate it to the Great Completion Realm will pass the test!” The Grand Priest once again announced the rules of the third round in a loud voice.
Everyone was surprised. The third round was testing their ability to learn new martial skills, this was actually a test on their perception of martial arts.
However, three days to learn is too short a time frame!
Of course, it was still dependent on the type of the martial skill as well as its difficulty. If it was a typical King Class martial skill, a day would be sufficient to master it. However, if it was an Honourable Class martial skill, three years, not to mention three days, would still be hard to master it.
“Although this martial skill is considered easy, to master it within three days would be as difficult as reaching the heavens for you all. If you can pass this round, you can become the tribe’s new Young Priest. However, if more than one person passes, then they will battle it out and the victor will be the new Young Priest!” The Grand Priest explained in a serious manner.
With this, the Grand Priest extended his hand and a ball of energy shot out instantly.
Before this ball of energy reached the candidates, it dissipated into sixty one portions and entered the candidates’ minds.
Their bodies shook slightly and their minds obtained new information: the method to cultivate a martial skill.
“This area is not suitable for cultivation. To prevent anyone from cheating, everyone will enter my special realm!” the Grand Priest spoke again, and as he waved his robe, a shapeless force engulfed the candidates. Without any time to react, they disappeared and entered the Grand Priest’s special realm.