Chapter 1980: I Do Not Want The Opportunity
“That’s right, replace me as the new test examiner!” Di Yihun nodded his head slightly.
Su Mo was speechless. He did not need to replace Di Yihun, nor did he want to.
Besides, Di Yihun was just a mental projection. The projection might not be linked to his real body.
In other words, Di Yihun was a projection of the King Sage Hall, and it would not affect Di Yihun’s real body.
“However, your current cultivation rank is not enough!” Di Yihun continued. Shangguan Hao’s cultivation would minimally need to be the Middle Stage of the Martial Sage Realm if he wanted to replace Di Yihun.
However, Shangguan was already very exceptional. After all, Di Yihun was the strongest King Sage since ancient times.
It was hard to imagine that he himself would be overpowered by someone of a lower cultivation rank than him.
“Since you have lost, I will not continue!” Su Mo did not want to talk about the topic and hence he changed the conversation.
“You are not going to rush up the King Sage Board?” Di Yihun was slightly taken aback by Su Mo’s words. In his opinion, Su Mo had the chance of becoming the third-ranked on the King Sage Board.
“Nope!” Su Mo nodded his head in confirmation. He had a rough idea of Mo Jue’s strength already and hence, there was no need to continue fighting, lest he miss his opportunity.
After all, he would have the chance to obtain the Opportunity once he entered the King Sage Board.
Su Mo did not know what the Opportunity was about, just that it was related to the Empty God Realm.
From rumors, anyone who obtained the Opportunity would have a greater shot of becoming an Empty God.
“Since that is the case, I will not force you!” Di Yihun shook his head slightly. With that, his body started to crumble apart into a wave of aura that dispersed into the air.
Su Mo immediately whipped his head around to his four corners. Would the Hall Spirit appear? Where was the Hall Spirit?
Su Mo slowly waited for the Hall Spirit to appear.
Right as Su Mo was waiting, the King Sage Hall was engulfed in a deadly silence.
Everyone stared incredulously at the stone pillar, eyes wide-open at the name ‘Shangguan Hao’.
At that point, Shangguan Hao’s name had risen from the 50th rank to the 4th rank.
No one could believe what they had seen as everyone remained speechless for a very long time just looking at the name ‘Shangguan Hao’.
They had just been discussing whether Shangguan Hao could make it to the thirty and forty range on the board when suddenly, he had emerged as the 4th ranked. Martial Sage.
They were all dumbstruck, unable to believe what had happened.
Only after a few breaths did the crowd regain their senses, their hearts recovering from the shock.
“How could that be? How could he be ranked 4th?”
“This is simply too shocking!”
“There is no way for an Initial Stage Martial Sage to make it to the 4th ranked on the King Sage Board.”
“He must have hidden his cultivation rank, he must be a King Sage!”
Bustling noises erupted through the crowd as they discussed the incredible situation.
They could not believe that an Initial Stage Martial Sage would have the strength of the rank 4th on the King Sage Board.
“This man must be some hidden godly talent that just broke through to the King Sage Realm but hid his cultivation rank.”
“It must be a King Sage, there is no way he is an Initial Stage Martial Sage.”
“This person cannot be Su Mo. Even Su Mo wouldn’t have such strength!”
Many guesses were made but they were mostly sure that Shangguan Hao wasn’t Su Mo but a hidden King Sage. That was the only way for the scene in front of them to make sense.
The young man and lady were both completely taken aback. Before they entered King Sage Hall, they had disregarded Su Mo.
However, they were both now silently surprised by Su Mo’s strength.
Everyone’s curiosity was piqued as they wondered whether Su Mo would go for the third rank.
Yet, at the same time, Mo Jue was also trying for the third rank!
Long Teng was already ranked seventh on the King Sage Board while Linghu Tianhua and Sun Dashan were 43rd and 45th respectively.
Inside the empty space, Su Mo had patiently waited for the Hall Spirit to appear.
The space in front of him started to vibrate rapidly all of a sudden.
Su Mo’s heart jumped in excitement. Was the Hall Spirit about to appear?
The vibration of the space allowed a tall figure to walk out of the space.
Su Mo’s heart fell as he recognized the figure as Di Yihun.
This made him confused. Didn’t he say that he would not increase his rank on the King Sage Board? Why did Di Yihun appear again?
“Shangguan Hao, congratulations on being ranked fourth on the King Sage Board!” Di Yihun stared at Su Mo, his face calm.
Su Mo quietly stared at Di Yihun, not answering as he anticipated Di Yihun to continue speaking.
“I am the Hall Spirit of King Sage Hall. You are ranked on the King Sage Board and have the qualifications for me to give you the Opportunity!” Di Yihun said in a low voice.
“You are the Hall Spirit?” Su Mo was shocked at Di Yihun’s words but he instantly understood the situation.
Di Yihun’s projection was the Hall Spirit.
Replacing Di Yihun meant that Su Mo had overpowered Di Yihun’s potential and hence the Hall Spirit wanted to mirror Su Mo instead.
“That’s right, I am the Hall Spirit!”
Di Yihun nodded his head as he continued, “Now I can give you the Opportunity worthy of the fourth-ranked!”
“What Opportunity?” Su Mo’s eyes brightened. He would not give up on the chance to become an Empty God.
“It is an Opportunity for you break through to the Empty God Rank!” Di Yihun said.
“How great is the chance with the Opportunity?” Su Mo asked in a low voice.
“There isn’t a specific probability, but the effectiveness is based on the talents of the individual!” Di Yihun replied.
“I see!” Su Mo nodded his head. This Opportunity only increased the chances of a King Sage becoming an Empty God, but it didn’t ensure that he would become an Empty God.
However, anyone who was ranked on the King Sage Board was talented regardless of whether they were of the older or younger generation.
As such, almost everyone who obtained the Opportunity could become an Empty God and hence, this also increased the fame of the Opportunity.
It was as though anyone who obtained the Opportunity could become an Empty God.
Su Mo heard that older martial artists had raised their strengths so that they could be ranked on the King Sage Board to obtain the Opportunity.
However, Su Mo felt that the Opportunity would be limited in effectiveness to him.
That was because he believed that with his own talents, he could become an Empty God.
“Senior, can I not receive the Opportunity?” Su Mo asked in a deep voice.
“Not receive the Opportunity?” Di Yihun’s face changed in shock. He had guarded the King Sage Hall for millennia but this was the first time that he heard that someone didn’t want the Opportunity.
This made the Hall Spirit curious. If Shangguan Hao didn’t want the Opportunity, what did that mean? Did he spend so much effort just to be ranked on the King Sage Board?