Chapter 1388: Round 3
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
Inside the True Sage Territory.
Su Mo had successfully passed the second round and was quietly waiting and observing the fights going on on the rest of the platforms.
At first he tried to understand the strength of the Sorcerer Tribesmen. For instance, Wu Ren Wang and Wu Shang as well as some other Sorcerer Tribe geniuses were all on his radar.
Wu Ren Wang’s strength was understandably strong but it did not exceed Su Mo’s expectations. The scene on his platform was very messy and it was difficult to guess the outcome.
The Holy Rain fell and everyone immediately stopped fighting as they blocked the rainfall, intending to resume the fight later.
However, the strength of the Holy Rain was even higher this time round. Every wave of Holy Rain that fell could eliminate quite a few people.
As for Wu Shang, this man was indeed quite terrifying. Su Mo couldn’t seem to comprehend his abilities. This man used palm forces and every palm force he gave out could defeat a genius. It seemed as though there was no one who could go against him.
There were only slightly over 30 men left on the platform Wu Shang was on.
A few other Sorcerer Tribesmen were still on other platforms. Although their strengths were inferior to Wu Shang, they were slightly stronger than Wu Ren Wang and could not be underestimated.
As for the other highly ranked geniuses on the True Sage Board such as Ju Mo, Fei Zhangyun and Hei Feng, their strengths were all very strong and there seemed to be no one who could match them.
However, because these men were so strong, they were the target of the rest of the others on their platform. The fight was taxing on them and they seemed to be in danger.
They didn’t have the Devouring Fighting Soul, and against the rest of the geniuses on their platform, they were under a lot of pressure.
Furthermore, with the Holy Rain down upon them getting faster and faster with each wave, a large number of geniuses were eliminated in each round.
Those that suffered heavy injuries were worried about their own safety and immediately jumped off of their own platforms voluntarily.
As the number of people slowly decreased, the pressure on the top geniuses such as Ju Mo and Hei Feng rapidly decreased. Their attacks became stronger and stronger as they quickly pushed everyone else off their platforms.
As for Jiang Shen Ye, this man was also very strong. However, it seemed as though he wasn’t exerting his all and, as such, he seemed inferior to Ju Mo and Hei Feng.
Time passed by quickly, Ju Mo, Jiang Shen Ye, Wu Shang and many other geniuses passed the round.
Those who passed the round could only continue waiting there as there were still many other platforms who were battling it out as the Holy Rain assaulted them.
Many of the platforms had geniuses who were equally matched and did not have any top genius on them. Hence, a large amount of time was required to determine the winner.
For instance, the platform that You Tian Han and Wu Ren Wang were on. Although both of them were strong, they were not exceptional.
However, the two of them did not use all their strength to go against everyone but attack them as they blocked against the Holy Rain.
After only half an hour, the outcomes on all the 800 platforms were decided and the round had officially ended. Every platform had only one person who passed and in total, there were 800 of them.
Overall, vicious fights had taken place on every single platform to reveal the eventual winner. Only Su Mo’s platform was relatively easy and smooth.
Aside from the top ranked on the True Sage Board, many of those who had passed the round were injured and there were even some who had suffered heavy injuries.
For instance, Wu Ren Wang was covered from head to toe in blood and he looked incredibly beaten, as though he had only barely managed to pull through to the end.
“Su Mo, you are so dead!” Wu Ren Wang glared at Su Mo as the murderous intent in his eyes ran deep. If he had not had 80% of his Deep Heavens Martial Body lifeblood sucked away by Su Mo, there was no way that he would have fought like that.
Whenever he felt his power decrease, his hatred of Su Mo became even deeper. The next round was the third and last round. Everyone had 3 chances to challenge another person and those who were challenged could not refuse.
The first person he wanted to challenge was Su Mo. He would capture Su Mo in one go.
You Tian Han had also passed. Although he was injured, it wasn’t too serious.
For You Tian Han, Su Mo had to go against the Sorcerer Tribemens and hence that wasn’t his target. His goal was to leave his name on the True Sage Stele and gain the True Sage Qi.
Su Mo’s eyes swept across all the platforms and he sighed inwardly. Ren Yun Du had been pushed off the platform. Among all the disciples of Shen Wu Academy, only he and You Tian Han had passed the second round.
As the second round ended, the large True Sage Stele activated again and a dazed green light was emitted.
The eyes of the remaining people shone with determination. This was the last round. As long as they could pass it, they could leave their names on the True Sage Stele and attain the True Sage Qi.
The blurry green light rapidly dispersed and surrounded all 800 of the geniuses.
Once the green light covered him, Su Mo raised both his eyebrows instantly. He felt a force that seemed to be connecting to his mind and it was asking for his name.
Of course, this was only a feeling, a mysterious aura that originated from his heart.
Su Mo did not reject this feeling and he allowed his willpower to connect to the green light to announce his name.
In the next moment, a strange thing happened. ‘Su Mo’, these two words appeared on the True Sage Stele.
“This…just like that?” Su Mo was instantly confused. However, he quickly understood that leaving his name on the True Sage Stele wasn’t that easy.
On the True Sage Stele, green light continued to flash continuously as the 800 names of the people who passed the second round appeared on the stele.
The 800 names appeared at random on the stele without any order and it was very messy.
Su Mo realised that this was probably how the third round was going to ensue.
As the names appeared on the stele, the green light surrounding the bodies of the people quickly returned. And then, the green light transformed again and a green-coloured platform materialised.
This green-coloured platform was a few times bigger than the platforms at the second stage. Wide a radius of a kilometre wide, it was very grand.
“The third round is about to begin!”
The crowd let out a sigh one by one. Whether they were able to obtain the True Sage Qi and leave their name on the True Sage Stele would all be revealed in this round.
Everyone was pretty clear on the rounds in the True Sage Territory and this method of testing was not surprising.
Su Mo took a heavy breath. He already had an idea of the three that he wanted to challenge. That would be Wu Ren Wang, Wu Shang and another top genius of the Sorcerer Tribe.
He wanted to take these three people hostage such that once he left the True Sage Territory he would still have a chance to live.
However, he forgot to ask Ren Yun Du. If he succeeded in the three rounds of the challenge, he would pass the third round. However, what if others challenged him? Would it be counted in the three rounds?
Unless… did challenges by others not count in the three rounds, meaning he would only succeed in the three rounds of challenges he proposed?
Just as Su Mo was pondering to himself. one of the names among the 800 names on the True Sage Stele suddenly flashed brilliantly with green light.
The name was Fei Zhangyun!
Seeing this, Fei Zhangyun immediately moved and he flew down onto the massive green platform.
With that, everyone immediately turned serious. The first challenger was actually Fei Zhangyun, the third ranked on the True Sage Stele.
Many of them silently started praying as they hoped that they would not be picked by Fei Zhangyun. Otherwise, their chances of losing was high while their likelihood of a win was low.