Chapter 1357: The Best Candidate?
“Elder Xuan Jing, even if it is not accurate, we will not hold it against you. Please show us the Board!”
“That’s right! I can’t wait to see it. I would like to know who these 200 geniuses are in our Ancientspirit Galaxy that are at the Martial Emperor Realm!”
“Reverend Xuan Jing, please stop keeping us in suspense!”
The entire auction mart was noisy and many people were urging Reverend Xuan Jing to show them the Board.
Reverend Xuan Jing sighed at the sight. Those who had asked him to show them the Board and had promised him that they would not have any complaints were the ordinary Martial Emperor Realm martial artists. They knew that their names would not be listed on the Board and thus they would naturally have no complaints!
He had noticed that a few geniuses whose names were listed on the Board were silent. They were waiting for the list to be revealed.
Those geniuses whose names were listed on the Board, when they knew about the rankings, would definitely have complaints.
After taking a deep breath, Reverend Xuan Jing said, “We have used a lot of manpower and resources to create the True Sage Board and thus we will not announce it for free. Once it has been announced, when all of you leave the auction mart, you will have to pay 100 Lower Spiritual Crystals. Is there any objection?”
“What? Why do we still have to pay Spiritual Crystals?”
“Crap! I was still wondering why you were being so good to us! You were only thinking of making a profit from us!”
“100 Lower Spiritual Crystals is too much! This is extortionate!”
When the people heard that they had to hand in 100 Lower Spiritual Crystals in order to see the True Sage Board, they started to complain and the auction mart went into an uproar.
100 Lower Spiritual Crystals was not a small amount. After all, the ordinary Martial Emperor Realm martial artists had only a few hundred or a few thousand Lower Spiritual Crystals.
Those who had a few hundred thousand Lower Spiritual Crystals or more were the Martial Emperor Realm martial artists who were filthy rich.
“Businessmen are always looking for opportunities to gain profit, aren’t they!” Su Mo shook his head. If everyone paid 100 Lower Spiritual Crystals, it would be a sum as hefty as if there were around 600,000 people in the auction mart.
It would add up to around 600,000 Lower Spiritual Crystals.
This amount was enough to shock any Martial Emperor Realm martial artist!
“Sigh. Since all of you are unwilling to pay the Spiritual Crystals, let’s pretend that I never mentioned it. I shall not show you the True Sage Board!” Reverend Xuan Jing said with a sigh and shook his head pretentiously.
“How can you do that?”
“Announce it quickly! It is only 100 Lower Spiritual Crystals. We can afford it!”
“That’s right! How can you not show it to us now!”
The people were agitated. Now that everyone was eager to find out who the geniuses were, Reverend Xuan Jing threatened that he was not going to show the Board to them. Was he trying to make fools out of them?
“Is there anyone who is not willing to pay the Spiritual Crystals? If not, once the list is out, it will be too late for regrets!” Reverend Xuan Jing said as he looked around.
After a while, no one stood up to object as they wanted to take a look at the True Sage Board.
Moreover, those who had come to the auction mart would have a few thousand Lower Spiritual Crystals with them. 100 Spiritual Crystals were nothing to them!
“All right! Since no one objects to it, I will now show you the True Sage Board!” Reverend Xuan Jing shouted when he saw that no one had objected and he broke out into a smile.
When he made the statement, the entire auction mart became so quiet that one could have heard a pin drop. All eyes were fixed on Reverend Xuan Jing.
Reverend Xuan Jing then waved his sleeve and a scroll about 30 meters long flew toward the sky.
The scroll was made from an unknown beast’s skin and it was greyish in color. It was simple and magnificent.
Everyone then saw the beast skin scroll opening slowly.
The scroll opened from the bottom to the top and the speed was extremely slow.
After a while, the first name appeared.
Number 200, Zhou Sheng!
When the name appeared, a youth who was seated at one corner suddenly stood up and said happily, “Hahaha! My Senior Brother is indeed listed on the Board!”
No one cared about the youth and they fixed their gaze on the True Sage Board. One name after another appeared slowly.
Whenever the name of a person appeared, someone would scream either in shock or in joy.
Although some of the people who had been listed on the Board were not around, there were those who came from the same sect or people who knew them.
Number 167, You Tianhan!
When Su Mo saw You Tianhan’s name, he squinted his eyes. You Tianhan’s name had been listed on the Board!
Although You Tianhan had been ranked 167, in the vast Ancientspirit Galaxy, there were many geniuses. As long as one’s name could be listed, he would be considered as outstanding and bring glory to himself.
Moreover, there would not be too much disparity between the 200 geniuses whose names had been listed.
Su Mo turned to look at You Tianhan, who was far away from him, and noticed that he looked calm. He did not seem proud to have his name listed on the Board.
As the names continued to appear, screams were continuously heard in the auction mart.
The people had expected some of the names to be listed but there were some whom they were surprised with.
Around 70 percent of the 200 names were from the various Giant Beings and Demon Clans.
Su Mo was not interested in the Board. His cultivation was low and it was impossible for him to be listed on the Board.
For those geniuses who had been listed on the Board, other than You Tianhan, he knew one more person.
He was Shi Jingsheng from the Triple Deities Sect whom Xie Bin had introduced to him earlier. Shi Jingsheng was ranked number 98.
Soon, the True Sage Board rolled up to the top and they were left with the last three names.
“The top three names will be revealed soon. I wonder if any of our men are listed there!”
“Jiang Shenye from the Triple Deities Sect is well-known for his talent in the Ancientspirit Galaxy and he is like a deity. His name is not shown yet. I believe he must be in the top three and probably ranked number one!”
“I don’t think so. There are many other races with great talent and their strengths are extremely powerful!”
“It is impossible that Jiang Shenye is not ranked number one!”
As the people were discussing among themselves, the name of the third position was revealed.
Number three, Fei Zhangyun!
“Fei Zhangyun? This is the genius from the Flying Spirit Clan!”
“This guy is powerful, but to rank him at the third position does not seem appropriate!”
“The Flying Spirit Clan has been keeping low profile. You cannot really tell if Fei Zhangyun has the prerequisite to be ranked number three!”
“He should be ranked number 20. It does not seem right to place him at the third position.”
After the people saw the name of the person who was at the third position, they started to discuss it amongst themselves and did not agree with the rankings.
In a short while, the name of the second position was out.
Number two, Ju Mo!
“It is Ju Mo from the Giant Beings!”
“Ju Mo has great combat strength. A simple punch from him is enough to smash up a Sovereign. It is right for him to assume the second position!”
“Hahaha! Needless to say, Jiang Shenye will be ranked number one!”
“That’s right! Jiang Shenye is ranked number one and he has brought glory to our human race!”
“This time around, our human race has assumed the top position!
The people had no objection to the ranking of the second position and they immediately moved on to guess the person who would take the top position.
Although Jiang Shenye was young, he was a legend in the Ancientspirit Galaxy. He possessed three Martial Souls and had unique physiques. There was no one else in the Ancientspirit Galaxy who could be ranked number one other than him.
Everyone was no longer looking forward to seeing the name listed on the top position. The list had been revealed.
The list on the True Sage Board had been completely revealed amid the noises, and the last name was shown.
At this instant, the entire auction mart went into a dead silence.
Number one, Su Mo!