Chapter 1736: Up The Dragon Pillar
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
Shoosh! Shoosh! Shoosh!
As soon as the crowd saw the king’s actions, their bodies flashed and they followed after him into the Spacial Route.
The Spacial Route was large and, at about hundred square feet wide, all the martial artists could stream into it.
Su Mo followed Gu Tianyi and he also went into the Spacial Route.
In just the span of 2 breaths, all 10,000 martial artists had entered the Spacial Route.
Within the Spacial Route was an Empty World and also an empty space.
Shoosh! Shoosh! Shoosh!
Numerous figures flashed in the Empty World as everyone stared at the scene in front of them.
About 1 kilometer in front of them were five Dragon Pillars.
Every Dragon Pillar was one kilometer tall and the width of each was estimated to be a minimum of a few hundred meters. The Dragon Pillars were painted in a pure gold color and a majestic stone dragon was carved on the top of each of them as though there was a mystic dragon wrapping its body around the pillars.
The 5 pillars were separated, standing a few kilometers from each other, and as they hung in the air, they looked like ancient mythical creatures.
Everyone was captivated by the sight in front of them. Although they had never seen these Dragon Pillars, they had heard of their existence long ago.
These were the 5 Dragon Pillars that would pick the 5 candidates to enter the Sky Dragon Contest.
The king’s tall and burly body hovered in the air in front of the crowd as he stared with his fierce eyes at the 5 Dragon Pillars and said in a loud voice, “The rules do not change. You are not allowed to gang up on one person and whoever manages to take a Dragon Pillar for himself at the end will win!”
Shoosh! Shoosh! Shoosh!
The moment the king spoke, three sharp air-rending sounds followed suit as three figures shot towards 3 different pillars at the speed of light.
The top of every pillar was a large, hundred-meter-wide platform.
These 3 figures were the First Prince, Second Princess and Third Prince.
As the royal children, the 3 of them were strong and they decided to take a pillar for themselves first.
The king smiled slightly as he had not witnessed his children’s strengths and he could take the chance today to see how much they had grown.
“Alright, the selection contest will officially begin now!” The king announced.
Instead of a chaotic battling scene occurring immediately, the crowd stood in their spots as their faces hardened
The final one who took control of a pillar would win and it didn’t mean that the first to a pillar would be selected.
On the other hand, the first contestant who took control of a pillar would have to face many subsequent battles. As such, the first controller of a pillar could be easily defeated by others later on.
However, the First Prince, Second Princess and Third Prince were all individually strong and they were not afraid of being defeated later on.
Su Mo did not rush to act out as well as he knew the logic behind such a mode of contest. Acting later would be more advantageous and as long as he controlled a pillar at the end, he would be selected. Therefore, he didn’t need to act too early.
Acting too early would mean that he would encounter an uncountable number of challenges. Although he wasn’t afraid of battling, he did not want to go through the trouble of battling too much.
Finally, someone acted and a tall, strong, red-armored young man flashed forward and sped towards a Dragon Pillar.
This person was the Platoon Leader of the Third Platoon, Xu Feng.
Seeing that Xu Feng had taken a pillar for himself and there was only a last pillar left, Zhu Tong’s body flashed and he immediately took the last pillar for himself.
By now, Zhu Tong was no longer a Rank 8 Martial Honorable and he had already reached the early realm of the Rank 9 Martial Honorable Realm.
In the blink of an eye, all 5 pillars were occupied by one person. Those 5 occupants were all Rank 9 Martial Honorables.
The 5 experts stood domineeringly on the 5 tall pillars as they released their auras. They stared down fiercely at the crowd, daring anyone to challenge them.
The First Prince, Gu Cangtian, was especially domineering as his aura shot towards the sky and sent chills down others’ spines.
Everyone scanned and surveyed the five people as they laughed bitterly. Although they wanted to be selected for the Sky Dragon Contest, they were basically just spectators in this contest.
No one could have any battling spirit against the 5 experts.
However, since they had come, they couldn’t possibly do nothing at all. Even if they wouldn’t be selected in the end, they would still give it a try.
A black-shirted figure flashed and flew towards Zhu Tong’s Dragon Pillar. A young man instantly appeared on the platform of the pillar Zhu Tong was on.
“Zhu Tong, I want to challenge you!”
The black-shirted young man stared intently at Zhu Tong. Among the 5 who occupied the 5 pillars, the First Prince, Second Princess and Third Prince were simply too strong and there was no way to win them over. As such, the only choice left was to challenge Zhu Tong or Xu Feng already.
He had chosen Zhu Tong who had recently became a Rank 9 Martial Honorable.
“You don’t know your place!” Zhu Tong checked his opponent’s strength and almost let out a cold scoff. The black-shirted man was only at the peak of the Rank 7 Martial Honorable Realm and he had actually dared to challenge him. He really didn’t know his place.
With that, Zhu Tong attacked instantly, without even using his longspear as he struck out straight with his fist.
This punch was light and encompassed no significant aura. However, the force of it was incredibly strong.
Bright red Fist Radiance drew a flash of red light across the sky as it burned with fire energy hotly. At an unimaginable speed, it approached the black-shirted young man’s speed.
“Shit!” The black-shirted young man jumped in fright. The fist gave him a terrible sense of danger
Without warning, the young man immediately struck out with his sword.
However, his efforts were valiant and the Rank 7 Martial Honorable Realm young man was directly shoved off the Dragon Pillar platform. He flew back a few kilometers away and spat out fresh blood through his mouth. He had evidently suffered heavy injuries.
“Cant even stand a single blow!” Zhu Tong shook his head slightly. He did not even need to use half of his full strength to easily defeat such an opponent
There were many people who had participated in the selection contest and they were not surprised by Zhu Tong’s strength. One by one, contestants continued to step up to the Dragon Pillar platform and challenge Zhu Tong and Xu Feng.
The people who attacked were all Rank 7 Martial Honorables and Rank 8 Martial Honorables. Yet, the outcome of each battle was the same. Each of them was easily defeated.
Zhu Tong didn’t even need to use his favoured spear weapon and he managed to defeat all his opponents with a single fist strike.
Similarly, Xu Feng was no weaker and he did not use the Sacred Weapon longsword that the Third Prince had lent him to defeat those who challenged him.
Zhu Tong and Xu Feng were both men of the Third Prince and both of them had exuded strong godly talents, showcasing the Third Prince’s strength in an indirect manner.
The Third Prince silently nodded his head in satisfaction. The two of his subordinates were strong and they did not disappoint him.
However, he was not overly happy as there were still Rank 9 Martial Honorables like the Red Dragon Camp’s First Platoon Leader, Hua Xun, and the Second Platoon Leader Ren Tianya, as well as other Rank 9 Martial Honorable experts.
“Not that strong!” The First Prince scoffed. Hua Xun was his subordinate who was also strong. Who would have the last laugh at the end was still uncertain!
The king floated in the air as he locked his fingers behind his back as he calmly watched the contest unfold.
Other elders and strong experts gathered behind the king and carefully observed the scene.
After twenty successive defeats in battles, the crowd began to look at the First Prince, Second Princess and Third Prince.
Zhu Tong and Xu Feng were too strong. Perhaps they might have a chance with either one of the three.
A muscular young man flew onto the Dragon Pillar platform that the Third Prince was on.
“Third Prince, apologies for offending you!” The young man bowed towards the Third Prince.
“Mm, if you can take just one blow of mine, consider it your victory!” The Third Prince, Gu Yuanji glanced at the young man and nodded his head slightly
“Attack me!” The muscular young man sighed deeply. His cultivation rank was at the Rank 8 Martial Honorable Realm and he was stronger than the average person of his rank. He believed that he could defend himself against one blow of the Third Prince.
“Lose!” The Third Prince shouted, raised palm and pointed a finger upwards like a sharp sword as he pierced it forward
In an instant, an ear-piercing sound shot through the air and a sharp Sword Qi that was like a 10,000 foot long sharp sword tore through the sky. Like hell’s blade, it struck out at the young man.
Although this sword was not terrifying, the attacking powers of the sword was incredibly solid and the Sword Force was frightening. Sword Radiance blinded the surroundings and shockwaves rolled out in all directions
The speed of the Sword Qi was fast and almost in the blink of an eye, it was before the young man
“What?” The young man turned pale with fright and before he could attack to defend himself, he could only use his personal weapon to block the attack head on.
An explosion that shook the Empty World occurred as the young man was immediately thrown backward through the sky. Blood poured out of the numerous wounds in his body and with a closer look, it could be seen that the young man’s body was virtually sliced into two.
The crowd gulped down in fear. The Third Prince was indeed the Third Prince and he didn’t need to hide his strength. Although he was only an early Rank 9 Martial Honorable, his power was incredible.
The Third Prince maintained a calm face. In actual fact, he had already controlled his strength, otherwise, he would have killed the young man in a single blow
“Not bad at all!” Su Mo sighed inwardly. He had been observing the battles and Zhu Tong, Xu Feng, and the Third Prince were all strong individuals.
Furthermore he knew that they had not shown their true strength and he would still have to continue observing to discern their true strength.
Su Mo sighed to himself, who should he challenge?