Chapter 616: An Offering of Good Fortune
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
As Sikong Yan looked on nervously, he saw Zhao Quan’s expression change into one of shock. Then, his head nodded vigorously as he said “Impressive! Truly impressive!”
Sikong Yan’s heart sank and his face immediately turned pale.
He watched as Zhao Quan stored Su Mo’s Frost Saber in his storage ring, then he looked at Su Mo with a laugh and said, “This Frost Saber refined by you could be described as a Supreme Lower Lv 5 weapon!”
Su Mo smiled when he heard this. He had not expected to refine a Supreme grade Frost Saber.
He had refined the saber in complete accordance with Ou Lanzi’s instructions and had performed each step extremely carefully. He did not make any mistakes along the way and almost exhausted his willpower.
He was pleased with the outcome!
The quality of his Frost Saber was definitely more superior than Sikong Yan’s. Even if Sikong Yan managed to refine a Frost Saber of the same quality, he would still lose!
The whole stadium was shocked into silence by Zhao Quan’s announcement.
A Supreme grade that outshone an Upper grade weapon? How could this happen?
It was common knowledge that one’s level of craftsmanship must exceed that particular level by far in order to refine a supreme grade weapon.
For instance, even an Upper Lv 5 craftsman could not possibly refine a Supreme grade Lower Lv 5 weapon.
Only a Lower Lv 6 craftsman would have the ability to refine a Supreme grade Lower Lv 5 weapon.
Of course, this did not mean that Su Mo’s craftsmanship skills were on par with that of a Lv 6 craftsman.
He had succeeded due to his extraordinarily strong willpower and the instructions from Ou Lianzi’s Legacy.
He could not have done it without either one!
“I would have never expected Su Mo to possess such excellent craftsmanship skills!”
“Truly impressive! Not only is he crazily talented in cultivating, he’s also equally talented in craftsmanship!”
“Sikong Yan is bound to lose!”
“Haha, Sikong Yan has to acknowledge Su Mo as his Master!”
Amazed gasps and mocking laughter could be heard from the crowd and echoed across the entire stadium.
Sikong Yan turned pale and his face could not stop twitching.
“The best quality?”
“How could it be?”
“How could Su Mo be so talented in craftsmanship?”
Sikong Yan was filled with dread. He had lost!
Perhaps due to their bet, Zhao Quan walked toward Sikong Yan after appraising Su Mo’s frost saber and started to appraise his weapon.
Zhao Quan picked up his Frost Saber, gave it a once-over, then said “This barely qualifies as an Upper grade weapon!”
Everyone sighed at Zhao Quan’s announcement because Sikong Yan had just suffered a crushing defeat!
Everyone started to look forward to Sikong Yan’s reaction.
Was he really going to acknowledge Su Mo as his master?
That would be absurd!
Sikong Yan felt extremely uneasy with so many people watching his every move.
“This is preposterous!”
Sikong Yan fumed impotently, as he clenched his fists unconsciously.
After appraising both Frost Sabers, Zhao Quan went on to appraise the remaining Frost Sabers.
Su Mo approached Sikong Yan and looked intently at him.
“Sikong Yan, time to formally acknowledge me as your master!” Su Mo said with a laugh.
Sikong Yan’s face changed at Su Mo’s words, then he took a deep breath, and said coldly, “Dream on!”
“Oh? Are you going back on your word?” Su Mo said with a trace of a smile on his face.
He was not surprised since he knew that Sikong Yan would not willingly acknowledge him as master. However, this did not bother him at all.
The best scenario would be Sikong Yan submitting to him. If not, he was not too bothered either. He was searching for the descendants of the nine palaces to offer them Good Fortune, but he was not about to resort to begging.
“This…!” Sikong Yan was stunned as his face turned green then pale. It would not reflect well on him if he were to go back on his words in front of so many people.
For a moment, Sikong Yan was dumbfounded!
“Sikong Yan, after all, you are ranked top 50 on the List of Top 1,000 Talents in East Continent. Are you one to break your promises so easily? Su Mo said teasingly.
“You…I…when did I say I’m breaking my promises?” Sikong Yan stuttered. He might be powerful and of high cultivation, but at this moment, he felt extremely small in front of Su Mo.
“That’s great!” Su Mo smiled brightly and said, “Once you acknowledge me as your Master, you must give me due respect, you will be rewarded with Good Fortune in future.”
Sikong Yan was so stunned, his lips couldn’t stop twitching.
“Reward me with Good Fortune?”
“You’re not even as powerful as I am! What would I do with your Good Fortune?”
Sikong Yan thought to himself.
“Since you don’t plan on going back on your words, then pay your respect to your master!” Su Mo continued.
“This…!” Sikong Yan was stunned. He would never acknowledge Su Mo as his master, but neither could he go back on his words in front of everyone. It would be extremely embarrassing if he did so.
“What should I do?”
Sikong Yan started to panic.
All of a sudden, his eyes lit up as an idea came to him.
Sikong Yan’s face recovered instantly and he said with a laugh “Su Mo, since I’ve lost, I will honor my end of the wager. As for the acknowledgment ceremony, let’s talk about it after the Craftsmanship Contest is over!”
That’s right! Sikong Yan intended to buy time!
As long as he didn’t have to do it today, he would be able to escape Wuling City and disappear into thin air. Then, there was no way for Su Mo to track him down.
Anyway, if not for the fact that there were so many people around, he could easily kill Su Mo without hesitation.
Su Mo’s brows rose at Sikong Yan’s words. It didn’t take long for him to figure out what Sikong Yan was trying to do. He was not about to let Sikong Yan get away with that.
“There’s no time like the present! Let’s begin the master acknowledgment ceremony!” Su Mo said solemnly.
“Don’t…don’t go too far!” Sikong Yan was fumed impotently, his eyes flashing.
“If you intend to go back on your word, just say it. If not, acknowledge me as your Master now.” Su Mo said coldly.
“Humph!” Sikong Yan snorted and said, “I’ve already said that I won’t go back on my words. As for the acknowledgment ceremony, let me prepare some gifts before the formal ceremony!”
“I don’t need those gifts!” Su Mo replied flatly.
“The gifts would be necessary to express my sincerity. I’ll prepare them after the contest is over.” Sikong Yan said with a smile.
Su Mo secretly shook his head. It was clear that Sikong Yan was going to try all means to wriggle out of this wager today.
In this case, he would not force the matter. After all, there would be no point if he was not sincere in acknowledging him as master.
Su Mo sighed silently. This fella was really a fool to reject free Good Fortune.
In the stadium, countless people thought the entire scene was ridiculous as they watched both Su Mo and Sikong Yan.
One of them wanted to forcefully recruit a disciple while the other one claimed to want to acknowledge him master, but none of them took any action!
Everyone was speechless. Those two men were just too comical!