Chapter 1301: I Will Succeed
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
There were sixteen people left. Among these sixteen were Su Mo, Wu Ren Wang, Wu Ma, Wu You Lan, Wu Qiong, Wu Tian Yu, Wu Mo Yu, Wu Gang Tian, as well as several other geniuses. Of course, those who were left were not those who managed to cultivate the skill to the Great Completion Realm. Whether or not they manage to pass the third round still depended on the judgement of the Grand Priest.
Su Mo was slightly surprised. Wu Tian Yu did not leave the grounds. Did he think that he managed to cultivate the Heaven Sword Skill to the Great Completion Realm?
Wu Tian Yu seemed to feel Su Mo’s gaze on him. He turned towards Su Mo and laughed coldly. However, Su Mo could see a slight nervousness in him. This meant that Wu Tian Yu was not confident. Su Mo guessed that either his Heaven Sword Skill was not in the Great Completion realm, or Wu Tian Yu was unsure if he had actually cultivated it to the Great Completion Realm.
The sixteen people left were all observing each other with seriousness in their eyes. This last round was simply too important and could be the deciding moment for the selection of the Young Priest. Many of their gazes were upon Wu Ren Wang, Wu Ma, and Wu You Lan. However, three candidates were staring at Su Mo. These three people saw Su Mo as their enemy and, by now, no one underestimated Su Mo.
“Showcase your Heaven Sword Skill by attacking me one by one!” The Grand Priest opened his mouth and yelled.
Although he could sense everyone’s stage of mastery of the Heaven Sword Skill, everyone else did not know and hence the candidates had to showcase their skills.
“But…!” Wu Ren Wang and ten other geniuses were slightly hesitant. How could they possibly dare to attack the Grand Priest?
“Don’t worry and just attack me. We will start with you!” spoke the Grand Priest in a low tone, raising his finger and pointing at Wu Tian Yu.
“Yes, Grand Priest!” Wu Tian Yu nodded his head while letting out a heavy breath, preparing to showcase his Heaven Sword Skill.
A few moments later, Wu Tian Yu exhaled and small stones on the ground within a hundred feet around him floated upwards.
Swoosh Swoosh Swoosh!!
Like tiny swords, the numerous stones flew towards the Grand Priest, emitting an ear piercing sound along the way. Within a second, the stones neared the stand and were right in front of the Grand Priest.
Right at that moment, the Grand Priest shouted in a clear but indifferent voice. He casually waved his robed arm and caused the stones to fly toward the ground and back to their original positions. The key members of the Sorcerer Tribe on the stands shook their heads silently. The skill was only in the Minor Completion Realm and was too weak.
Wu Tian Yu turned pale upon hearing the Grand Priest’s words. Although he had expected that he would not pass, he was still reluctant to accept this outcome.
However, the Grand Priest already said he failed, what else could he do! With a sigh, Wu Tian Yu turned, left the middle platform of the ground, and headed to a corner.
As for his failure to become the next Young Priest, he was disappointed, but not overly upset. He knew inherently that his talents could not compare to those of Wu Ren Wang and the other top geniuses.
“Next!” The Grand Priest called out.
Another Sorcerer Tribe genius came forward and demonstrated his Heaven Sword Skill by attacking the Grand Priest. Although this person’s Heaven Sword Skill was slightly stronger than Wu Tian Yu’s, it similarly had not been cultivated to the Great Completion Realm.
The second genius was eliminated.
The Grand Priest’s voice continued to ring out as the candidates demonstrated their skills. Everyone had failed; not one person so far had managed to cultivate the Heaven Sword Skill to the Great Completion Realm. Even the top ranked geniuses in the top hundreds list, Wu Mo Yu and Wu Gang Tian, had failed.
This caused everyone to be startled. This third round was definitely the hardest round.
Eventually, only Su Mo, Wu Ren Wang, Wu Ma, Wu You Lan, and Wu Qiong remained. Everyone else had been eliminated.
“Next!” The Grand Priest’s voice once again boomed out.
Su Mo did not move. He preferred to be last and observing everyone before him. Wu Ren Wang, Wu Ma, and Wu You Lan similarly did not move.
Looking at the four other’s inaction, Wu Qiong laughed coldly. Stamping his foot on the ground, he flew into the air, instantly reaching a hundred feet above ground.
Then, he immediately began to demonstrate his Heaven Sword Skill. Everything within a few dozen metres from him, including fragmented stones on the ground and catkins floating in mid air, all became sharp, tiny swords.
The numerous swords flew through the sky with a menacing threat towards the Grand Priest.
With a slight movement of his mouth, the Grand Priest commended Wu Qiong. Hearing this, Wu Qiong immediately turned gleeful. However the next words from the Grand Priest threw him back a few thousand feet down.
“Fail!” The Grand Priest announced indifferently as he waved his robe again, causing the sharp swords to drop down to the ground.
Wu Qiong’s face immediately fell. He didn’t pass? How could this be?
He felt that his Heaven Sword Skill was probably in the Great Completion Realm. He didn’t expect that the Grand Priest would still fail him!
Because there weren’t distinct ranks of cultivation for this Heaven Sword Skill, it wasn’t easy to differentiate and know their cultivation levels. Hence, he wasn’t sure whether his Heaven Sword Skill had reached the Great Completion Realm.
“Step down! Next!” Waving his hand, the Grand Priest commanded.
Wu Qiong was dissatisfied and wanted to ask the reason for his failure. However, upon seeing the Grand Priest’s stern face, he did not dare, but quietly retreated back. He wanted to see if others were better than him. What would a Great Completion Realm Heaven Sword Skill look like?
“Wu Ren Wang, Wu Chen, I will go first!”
At that moment, Wu Ma spoke out. With that, he raised himself and rose a few hundred feet high into the air.
“Go!” With a casual shout, numerous fragmented stone pieces, soil, and even dust within a few dozen meters around him flew up. These numerous small fragmented stones, soil, and dust became a torrential downpour of sharp swords that covered an extensive area as it flew towards the Grand Priest.
Witnessing this scene, the crowd’s hearts slightly jumped. Wu Ma’s Heaven Sword Skill was expectedly extraordinary, it was much stronger than everyone else’s attack. Granted, Wu Ma was a Level 6 Martial Emperor and thus he would have an advantage over his sword forces. Nonetheless, this was quite strong. With the swords right about to hit the Grand Priest, he waved his robe again and caused all the swords to return back to their original positions.
This time, the Grand Priest did not speak immediately but his face turned serious. Seeing this, Wu Ma became anxious and stared intently at the Grand Priest. The entire crowd on the Grand Sorcerer Grounds also looked towards the Grand Priest, awaiting his announcement of the results.
“Ahh! Just a bit short!” the Grand Priest sighed.
Although he thought highly of Wu Ma, the reality was as such. While Wu Ma’s Heaven Sword Skill was very close to the Great Completion Realm, it was still fell short.
Hearing this, Wu Ma’s entire body shivered slightly and he was at a loss. He failed! He actually failed at the last round! So much time and effort went into this one chance! Only for him to fail at the last round!
“Brother Wu Ma, are you alright?” Wu You Lan flew in front of Wu Ma, her face full of concern.
“I am fine!” Wu Ma put on a brave front and smiled.
“That’s good!” Wu You Lan heaved a sigh of relief before turning to the Grand Priest. “Grand Priest, my Heaven Sword Skill is not as strong as that of Brother Wu Ma, so I will withdraw myself from this round!”
“You Lan…!” Wu Ma’s face turned. He knew that Wu You Lan wanted to become the Young Priest.
“Brother Wu Ma, I am aware of my abilities, it is alright!” said Wu You Lan, shaking her head.She was speaking the truth. Her Heaven Sword Skill was inferior to that of Wu Ma. If he wasn’t able to pass, she also stood no chance.
“Mm! Step down!” the Grand Priest waved his hand slightly and dismissed her.
At that moment, everyone’s eyes fell upon Su Mo and Wu Ren Wang. The crowd was full of expectations: everyone else had been eliminated and only the two of them remained. Among the two, who would be the one to pass? Unless, would everyone fail? Or, would they both pass?
The crowd was very confident of Wu Ren Wang, but they also did not dare to underestimate Wu Chen again. Afterall, Wu Chen displayed an exceptional performance in the previous two rounds and could be considered a black horse. Su Mo turned to face Wu Ren Wang and found him to be staring back. As their eyes met, it was as though daggers shot out from them, sparks flying in all directions.
“I will win!” Wu Ren Wang’s eyes sparkled. His voice was cold, but it carried his confidence.