“Since your abilities can’t even meet the mark, get the fuck out of here.”
As the sound of Qin Wentian’s voice faded, an aura of extreme sharpness permeated the area. Ghaus’s eyes were like daggers, flickering with a glint of terrifying light.
How impudent was that? With a status of Grandmaster, Ghaus was used to being granted respect wherever he went, and today, he was actually lectured so harshly by a young pup. Abruptly, an overwhelming pressure gushed out from him, enveloping Qin Wentian within.
The others in the crowd were also stunned by the audacity of Qin Wentian’s remarks. Did Qin Wentian even have the capabilities to utter such words?
“Haha, how interesting. Not only has the White Deer Institute lost, it is now besieged by internal conflict.” Yan Tie grinned, malice written all over his face. He was more than happy for Qin Wentian to make a move. Only then would he have the opportunity to finish him off.
“If you don’t give me an answer for your earlier words, even if you are from the White Deer Institute, I, Ghaus, cannot be blamed for my actions,” Ghaus retorted, his face warped by a mask of fake calmness.
“Grandmaster Ghaus, since you have already been defeated, please retreat. The White Deer Institute still has to continue the battle,” Bailu Yi interjected. She knew Qin Wentian’s abilities very well, he would definitely be able to inscribe peak-tier third-ranked Divine Inscriptions as well. Ghaus’s actions throughout this exchange had left her speechless, Bailu Yi would naturally choose to side with Qin Wentian.
Ghaus’s expression stiffened, and he turned to Bailu Yi. “I’m here by the request of your White Deer Institute. If it were not for me, how could the White Deer Institute have survived until the third test? You would have all been long eliminated. And now, even though I was defeated, I still lost under a joint-attack by the others. WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS ME? WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”
A coldness flashed in Bailu Yi’s eyes.
“Ridiculous, in the first test it was obvious Qin Wentian was the participant that had the strongest perception. With or without you, it wouldn’t make a difference. In the second test, although you could exit the formation with your own power, didn’t Qin Wentian and myself also break through with our own abilities as well? Surviving to the third test? With or without you, it still wouldn’t have made a difference, there was nothing you contributed.”
Bailu Yi didn’t continue on that point. Ghaus’s Inscription for the third round had already disintegrated. Some sentences were louder when left unspoken.
“Since my White Deer Institute did invite Grandmaster Ghaus to enter the exchange on our behalf, naturally we would have shown you respect. However, respect is earned not given, and Qin Wentian is also someone invited by our Institute. Since you have already lost, so be it, but why do your remarks need to be so sarcastic? Even if you’ve lost, Grandmaster Qin still hasn’t. He can still represent our Institute for the third test.”
Bailu Yi added, “You are too obsessed with personal glory, neglecting the meaning of a team. Hence, can I direct your attention to those words spoken by you before? ‘Useless baggage, tell me what use do you have?’”
“Excellent, how excellent…” Ghaus was so angered that his face had reddened from Bailu Yi’s words. He would never have ever imagined that a junior would dare speak in such a way towards him.
“Little Yi, mind your language.” The large-eyed Elder, seeing how Bailu Yi was obviously on Qin Wentian’s side, couldn’t help but speak out. He sighed in his heart. Indeed, when they are of that age, girls will always side with the guy they love. But then again, seeing how long it took for him to speak out, it was obvious that the large-eyed Elder was also unhappy with Ghaus’s actions.
“Grandmaster Ghaus, why don’t you retreat for now?” the large-eyed Elder added.
Ghaus’s expression sank, and he coldly swept a glance at Qin Wentian. “After this exchange is concluded, there will be a reckoning between us.”
After speaking, he flicked his sleeves and left directly, but the cold intent he radiated could still be clearly felt.
“Interesting.” Yan Tie cackled. “Leave this pup to me.”
“Fine.” The three brothers laughed. Yan Tie wanting to kill Qin Wentian, what did it have to do with them? They might as well just sit back and enjoy the show.
In the direction of the Leng Clan, a cold light flickered in Leng Lin’s eyes as she muttered, “Kill him.”
She heard the words her father, Leng Jie, had spoken earlier. Yan Tie’s condition was, that for every slot the Leng Clan wanted, they had to exchange a female of direct descent. If this was the case, she was in the direct line of fire. All this happened because of Qin Wentian. HE HAD TO DIE.
The members of the Leng Clan all had cold expressions on their faces. Qin Wentian had to die. Since they had chosen Yan Tie, it meant that Qin Wentian was the enemy. There was no point in leaving someone like that alive.
The youth from the Demon Cult stood to the side, watching the happenings intently.
Yan Tie smiled demonically at Qin Wentian. “Relax, I won’t let you die just like that. I will make you beg for mercy tens of thousands of times, before I release you into the sweet obliviousness of death.”
Qin Wentian stared at Yan Tie, his eyes filled with an incredibly, terrifying killing intent.
He had said it before, he would definitely kill Yan Tie today.
If he couldn’t even accomplish this, how could he still face Leng Ning?
Not only Yan Tie, Yan Kong and Leng Jian all had to accompany Leng Ning in death.
That pitiful young woman was forced to her end by her own family. Those that had directly or indirectly forced her to her demise, would all pay the price today.
And the first person to do so, would be Yan Tie.
Yan Tie rose into the air, along with that huge face he had manifested. The cold eyes of the spectre’s face bore down on Qin Wentian, causing him to feel a bone-chilling frigidness.
Qin Wentian stepped forwards as the Astral Energy within his body rumbled. The crowd only felt the pull of a terrifying vortex dragging everything into it. The roar of that vortex grew louder and louder as the size of the vortex expanded. Heaven and Earth’s Qi was frenziedly sucked into it without cease.
In the centre of the tempest, the crowd abruptly felt a hint of razor-sharpness.
Countless sharp swords appeared within the heart of the vortex. The sword intents they emanated combined together to form unending waves of swords, relentlessly gushing forwards.
“What Divine Inscription is that?” The pupils of the crowd narrowed as they fixated their gazes onto the Inscription Qin Wentian had created. The sword intent multiplied and magnified over and over, as though the birth of these swords within the heart of the vortex cost nothing. This resembled a snowball rolling down a mountain, the gathered momentum would only become stronger.
Yan Tie coldly snorted. With a wave of his hand, the ominous-looking huge face wrenched opened its bloody maw as it dashed towards the Inscription Qin Wentian inscribed.
The energy created by the unending waves of swords caused Qin Wentian’s body to rise up in the air. His killing intent fused together with the terrifying sword energies, instantly enveloping the space on the entire platform.“DIE!”
In that moment, Qin Wentian pierced forth with his sword fingers, and instantly, the gushing sword waves swept forwards with the force of a tsunami. The entire space turned silent, only the keening of the swords could be heard.
Yan Tie froze, and his expression became extremely unsightly. Unholy beams of light were shot out of the huge spectre’s face, meeting the attack from the sword waves.
The swords extinguished everything, as the millions of sharp swords impaled themselves into the ominous looking face, causing Yan Tie to struggle to control the form manifested by his Inscription.
Qin Wentian gestured, causing the countless sword waves to congregate together, as the entirety of the sword intent present ‘solidified’ into a towering, gigantic sword. The sword light it emitted was so resplendent, it was as though it could illuminate the entire Nine Heavenly Layers.
The moment the sword was formed, the skies changed color. As the sword slashed past, the shockwave it generated created countless fissures, causing an untold amount of cracks in space to appear. With a single slash, the entire ominous-looking huge face disintegrated. However, it didn’t stop there, the towering sword continued piercing towards Yan Tie.
Yan Tie’s countenance underwent a drastic change, and he immediately summoned a myriad of Puppets, arranging them in front of him, intending on blocking the gigantic sword.
“Puny,” Qin Wentian icily remarked. His sword fingers stabbed forth for the third time that day as the gigantic sword exploded, creating a beautiful and deadly rain of swords. The sword Qi that the rain of swords emanated was so sharp that Yan Tie’s puppets couldn’t even last an instant, immediately disintegrating into dust.
“I CONCEDE.” Yan Tie howled in a fearful rage, turning and retreating rapidly, running down the platform. However, Qin Wentian merely flicked a finger in his direction. The runic outlines of his Inscription transformed again as the vortex ‘sucked’ in the rain of swords. Concentrating the sword intent to the maximum, he blasted out an overwhelming sword beam that penetrated through space, locking Yan Tie within a sphere of sword light.
The countenance of everyone spectating the battle turned pale-white, staring at Qin Wentian as though they were truly seeing him for the first time. Standing in the air, Qin Wentian majestically stared down at Yan Tie, the coldness of the unbridled rage seen in his eyes made it clear that there would only be one outcome for Yan Tie today – death.
“I’ve already conceded, you can’t kill me!” Yan Tie shrieked.
“Why not?” Qin Wentian grinned, the smile on his face resembling the smile of the devil.
As the sound of his voice faded, the sphere of sword light imploded.
Yan Tie’s body was blasted into nothingness, only leaving his head behind. His face was contorted into a rictus of fear, causing those who looked at it to feel a chill down their spines.
“I’ve said it before, I will definitely kill you today.”
Yan Tie had died!
That third-ranked Divine Inscriptionist that was originally thought to place first in the exchange had fallen by the hand of Qin Wentian.
Although not many had heard of or was convinced by Qin Wentian’s claim of being a third-ranked Divine Inscriptionist in the past, they had no choice but to believe their eyes now. The overwhelming power that Qin Wentian destroyed Yan Tie with, still lingered in the air.
The countenances of those from the Yan Clan all underwent a drastic change. Yan Tie had died?
The death of Yan Tie meant that in the exchange this time round, the Yan Clan would definitely not be ranked in the top three positions. They were unqualified to enter the secret realm.
Naturally, they had heard of the grudge between Yan Tie and Qin Wentian, but they had not paid any heed to it. How could a young upstart be victorious over Yan Tie? But the truth of it now was that Qin Wentian truly had the power to kill Yan Tie.
As they glared in Qin Wentian’s direction, their eyes were all filled with an immeasurable hatred. Qin Wentian had robbed them of their chances to enter the secret realm, where the true trial took place.
Yan Kong’s heart was filled with hatred as well. However, he was also inwardly trembling with fear.
Even his monstrous uncle Yan Tie, had died? How could this be real?
Those from the Leng Clan were speechless, as shock and disbelief painted their faces.
Yan Tie had died, what about the slots he had promised them? Even if they accepted his conditions and exchanged one girl for each slot, it was already too late. All their hopes had vanished into thin air, along with the disintegrated body of Yan Tie.
And not only that, the person who shattered their hopes, was the one that they had once given up on – Qin Wentian!
There was once a time when they were in a position to befriend Qin Wentian. But to remain in Yan Tie’s good graces, they went through with their initial decision to sacrifice Leng Ning. Ultimately, their choice destroyed any remaining chance of gaining Qin Wentian’s favour, turning potential friend into foe.
They had personally shattered their hopes with the decision they had made!