Perfected Lord Luo Xue merely smiled indifferently after sensing Little Fox’s hostility as she asked, “How much do you guys know about the fight for the Phenomenon Ranking?”
Su Zimo shook his head.
Perfected Lord Luo Xue said, “Actually, the fight for the Phenomenon Ranking is not as bitter as you guys are imagining it to be.”
A look of surprise flashed through Su Zimo’s eyes.
He was certain that a bloodbath was inevitable since a hundred thousand paragons were gathered in Myriad Phenomenon City for an eventual 108 positions.
But now, that did not seem like the case.
Perfected Lord Luo Xue soared into the air with a single motion and flew upwards of the gigantic palace.
Everyone else followed immediately after.
Before long, Su Zimo and the others arrived at the top of the palace and could almost see the entire Myriad Phenomenon City!
A single glance across revealed that there were around 30 other structures as tall as this scattered across various parts of the ancient city.
Su Zimo’s vision was extremely powerful.
He could vaguely tell that almost all of the tall structures were strongholds for various super sects!
Of course, from the high ground, the most prominent spot of Myriad Phenomenon City was a mountain peak that towered into the clouds!
The peak of the mountain had even surpassed the city walls of Myriad Phenomenon City and was hidden in the clouds.
Perfected Lord Luo Xue looked at the mountain and said slowly, “You can see it too, that mountain is called the Myriad Phenomenon Peak. It is 108,000 feet tall and has 108 stone steps. The fight for the Phenomenon Ranking can be divided into two distinct parts. The first part is an elimination battle that takes place at Myriad Phenomenon Peak!”
“Elimination battle?” Su Zimo asked.
“Although there are more than a hundred thousand paragons in the city, after the elimination battle, only 108 will remain!”
Perfected Lord Luo Xue explained, “The rules of the elimination are simple, all you have to do is ascend the Myriad Phenomenon Peak. The higher you ascend, the higher your eventual ranking is on the Phenomenon Ranking. The 108 cultivators that ascend the furthest will become the new candidates for the generation’s Phenomenon Ranking!”
Su Zimo frowned slightly and everyone else looked puzzled as well.
Little Fatty blinked and asked, “That’s all? What’s so special about Myriad Phenomenon Peak? Are there dangers up there?”
Perfected Lord Luo Xue shook her head. “Fighting is forbidden on the Myriad Phenomenon Peak. Although ascending it seems like a simple task, most cultivators will be eliminated!”
“There is a stele erected at the top of the Myriad Phenomenon Peak. It’s the famous Ancient Phenomenon Stele that was placed by Fairy Ling Long personally at the top of the peak in the past!”
Su Zimo narrowed his eyes.
Indeed, there was a gigantic stele at the peak of Myriad Phenomenon Peak that gave off an ancient aura.
“There’s so many names on that stele,”
Su Zimo muttered softly.
Perfected Lord Luo Xue turned and asked with slight disbelief, “Your vision is so powerful that you are able to tell that there are words written on the stele?”
Even she could not see what was on that stele given that distance!
Yet, the fact that Su Zimo’s vision had reached such a level while he was just a Golden Core was something that was frightening!
In truth, the reason for this was due to Illumination Eye that Su Zimo had cultivated.
Su Zimo stared for a moment and sensed his eyes prickling in pain. Immediately, he retracted his gaze!
“There are many words on the stele with varied handwriting. They are not written by a single person. However, I could not see what was written exactly,” Su Zimo said.
Perfected Lord Luo Xue nodded. “That’s right, the Ancient Phenomenon Stele has the names of many experts written on it, including the ancient emperors. All of it was written by them personally!”
“Only those that can ascend the peak of Myriad Phenomenon Peak have the rights to leave their names on it,”
“The Ancient Phenomenon Stele contains the power of Golden Core phenomenons from many paragons and monster incarnates throughout history! Its might shrouds over the entire place! Anyone that wishes to ascend the mountain will have to resist the pressure!”
At that point, Su Zimo was enlightened.
The Ancient Phenomenon Stele was at the mountain peak and the closer one was, the greater the pressure they would experience!
They were not merely ascending the Myriad Phenomenon Peak.
Rather, they were ascending the path that multiple ancient emperors have treaded in the past!
Naturally, the closer one was to the mountain peak was proof of the strength of their Golden Core phenomenons.
If they could reach the peak, it would imply that they were comparable to the ancient experts of the past at the Golden Core realm!
Perfected Lord Luo Xue said, “There are a total of 108 stone steps on Myriad Phenomenon Peak and the gap between each step is more than a thousand feet. The closer to the top, the greater the pressure. At the end, it is almost impossible to cross the first stone step!”
Su Zimo’s gaze shifted.
He saw that many cultivators were gathered beneath the Myriad Phenomenon Peak.
During this period of time, there were already many cultivators attempting to ascend the Myriad Phenomenon Peak.
Some of them were sent flying the moment they stepped foot on the first stone step!
Some cultivators maintained their Golden Core phenomenons but were only able to struggle briefly on the first stone step before they were sent flying and fell not far away.
Within a short 15 minutes, there were dozens of cultivators that attempted to climb the mountain, but not a single person could ascend to the second stone step!
“It’s so difficult?”
Little Fatty was secretly stumped.
Perfected Lord Luo Xue said, “The names on the Ancient Phenomenon Stele have increased since the ancient era. This also means that the pressure that the later generations have to endure is even greater!”
“It has already been around a thousand years that nobody has been able to leave their names on the Phenomenon Stele.”
The Golden Core Phenomenon Ranking was released once every hundred years.
A thousand years meant that nobody had been able to ascend the peak and leave their names for ten Golden Core Phenomenon Ranking fights!
A peerless figure that resembled an emperor who looked down on the entire world crossed Su Zimo’s mind and he could not help but ask, “Di Yin did not manage to ascend the peak a hundred years ago as well?”
Di Yin cultivated the Golden Core phenomenon, Chaos Ocean, that was left behind by the Human Emperor and was the number one of the previous Phenomenon Ranking.
The Myriad Phenomenon Peak seemed a little scary if even someone like that could not reach the peak!
Perfected Lord Luo Xue shook her head gently, “Although Di Yin was the top of the Phenomenon Ranking a hundred years ago, he stopped at the 99th stone step and could not advance further.”
“Di Yin was too young a hundred years ago after all.”
At that point, Su Zimo vaguely realized that Di Yin’s return was most likely not only for the number one position of the Phenomenon Ranking or the rewards that accompanied it.
It was for his personal pride. In order to prove himself, he had to attempt to reach the peak and leave his name on the Phenomenon Stele!
Perfected Lord Luo Xue lamented, “The Phenomenon Ranking refreshes once every hundred years. How many names on it would be remembered by the masses? However, the Phenomenon Ranking is preserved through history and passed down into the future!”
Su Zimo’s heart skipped a beat as he suddenly asked, as though he recalled something, “Who was the last person to leave his name on the Phenomenon Stele?”
Perfected Lord Luo Xue came to a sudden silence.
A long time later, she said slowly, “The current Asura, Yan Beichen!”
Su Zimo nodded to himself.
Perfected Lord Luo Xue seemed wary towards that name as she returned to the topic of the Phenomenon Ranking. “The ranking battle comes after the elimination battle.”
“After the elimination battle, the ranking of the 108 cultivators are only the initial placings. If two or more cultivators are on a stone step, there will be an eventual ranking battle!”
Su Zimo understood.
For example, if two cultivators arrive at the 100th stone step, they will have to engage in a real fight to determine the victor!