Chapter 113 - Martial Serendipity Pavilion
The Outer Domain Trial was held at the Outer Domain Dojo.
In just a day’s time, the whole Outer Domain Dojo had a different appearance; more than ten huge rings were constructed, with a special seating area for elders.
In the elder’s seating area, the first elder of the outer domain disciples, Cheng Biao, was seated at the front, together with the second, third, fourth, fifth elders, etc.; there were a total of twenty elders.
Below the elder's seating area stood all the outer domain disciples—a total of six hundred and thirty seven people—which caused the place to become lively.
Among the disciples, Qin Nan purposely stood in a corner to remain low-key; despite that, he still attracted the attention of many disciples.
This was because Qin Nan’s achievement of breaking the well-known Five Elemental Mystic Radiance Formation, and completely smashing the Five Tyrannical Tigers, caused people to instinctively compare him to Nangong Cheng in their minds.
Meanwhile, a huge chatter could be heard among the crowd.
Qin Nan raised his head and glanced in the direction of the chatter, and saw Nangong Cheng arriving in a purple outfit with a smile on his face, displaying his status as the first ranked outer domain disciple.
Nangong Cheng’s arrival caused the place to turn noisier, as the crowd began to discuss with each other while looking at him respectfully.
“This guy seems to have improved…”
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered and he unleashed the Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit unnoticed while looking at Nangong Cheng.
With a glimpse, a smile appeared on Qin Nan’s face; just like what he predicted, Nangong Cheng had now achieved the Xiantian Realm.
However, it seemed like Nangong Cheng used some kind of trick to conceal his Xiantian Realm’s aura, so it was unable to be detected by ordinary people.
“Xiantian Realm, interesting.”
Qin Nan said to himself, with a calm expression on his face.
After consuming the drop of Atavistic Spiritual Liquid given by the white jade ginseng last night, although he did not achieve the Xiantian Realm as he desired—and only managed to reach half-Xiantian state,—he already possessed a small amount of personal Qi in his Dantian, together with the atavistic Qi which the drop of Atavistic Spiritual Liquid contained.
In other words, he could be considered as being in the Xiantian Realm too, but he did not have enough personal Qi accumulated in his Dantian, plus the disturbance from the atavistic Qi caused his Qi to behave strangely, thus he had not achieved the Xiantian Realm.
There was still a barricade between Qin Nan and the Xiantian Realm.
Meanwhile, Xiao Leng and Chu Yun found Qin Nan among the crowd, and approached him with slightly surprised smiles on their faces.
Qin Nan glanced toward the two, and his eyes flickered with astonishment; it seemed like Xiao Leng and Chu Yun had both learned a peculiar Martial Art, which caused the two’s auras to have a similar feeling and seemed to be blending together, resulting in a stronger aura.
Qin Nan nodded his head slightly; with Xiao Leng and Chu Yun’s current strength, it seemed like they had a great chance to come top five in this Outer Domain Trial if nothing went wrong.
“Do you guys have the confidence to take my fifth residence?” Qin Nan said laughingly.
“Confidence yes, but there might be some difficulties.” Xiao Leng shook his head, as his eyes flickered with excitement as he said, “The first-ranked Nangong Cheng, second-ranked Senior Brother Huang Long, and third-ranked Mo ZiShan all have ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirits and unfathomable strength; it’s a guaranteed loss if we were to face any of them. Besides that, Xu You who is ranked fourth, also has an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit and a tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm cultivation…”
After saying this, Xiao Leng hesitated for a while before glancing at Qin Nan with a wry smile, “Well, no words are needed if I were to face you in the trial.”
Qin Nan could not help but let out a smile, before he shook his head and said, “Don’t worry, there are over six hundred plus here; Do you really think you have the luck to have me as your opponent?””
Xiao Leng and Chu Yun began to laugh too. They did not worry too much; just like what Qin Nan mentioned, it was extremely unlikely that they would face Qin Nan in the trial since there were over six hundred disciples altogether.
At that moment, Cheng Biao, the first elder, rose from his seat at the elder's seating area; the other elders followed him too.
“The Outer Disciple Trial begins now.” Cheng Biao’s voice was not loud, but it was clear enough for everyone to hear, which grabbed their attention immediately as he continued to speak, “The trial is split into two rounds. I’ll now tell you the rewards for the top five spots, before explaining the details of the two different rounds.”
The words caused many disciples’ eyes to flicker with excitement.
Qin Nan was one of them too.
Cheng Biao scanned the crowd, his gaze stopping at where Qin Nan was for a brief moment, before saying calmly, ”The fifth place will receive ten thousand Xiantian Pills. The fourth, twenty thousand Xiantian Pills. The third, thirty thousand Xiantian Pills. The second, fifty thousand Xiantian Pills…”
He paused for a moment before saying, “The reward for the first place, is a hundred thousand Xiantian Pills, and an Emperor Prosperous Pill!”
The words served as a grenade being tossed into the crowd and exploded.
Every disciple’s face was filled with utter shock, as they all voiced out immediately.
“WHAT? Emperor Prosperous Pill? The test this time has an Emperor Prosperous Pill as a reward?”
“Phew, the Emperor Prosperous Pill; according to the rumors, if anyone were to consume it, the chance of achieving Martial Emperor will increase by fifty percent!”
“Damn, it’s the Emperor Prosperous Pill; the pill which even the inner domain disciples would be crazy for.”
Hearing the discussions, even Qin Nan was unable to remain calm, and his face was filled with a shocked expression.
Everyone knew that the difference between the Xiantian Realm and Martial Emperor Realm was as huge as a wide chasm; even someone with a ninth-grade Huang ranked would need a year or two to improve from tenth-layer Xiantian Realm to the Martial Emperor Realm, not to mention those with eighth or seventh-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirits.
Therefore, no words were needed to describe the value of an Emperor Prosperous Pill.
If there were an auction for an Emperor Prosperous Pill, the inner domain disciples would go crazy for it, resulting in an unbelievable price at the end.
Why would there be such a great reward in such an ordinary Outer Domain Trial?
Cheng Biao and the other elders wore smiling expressions on their faces after seeing the reaction of the crowd; even they themselves were completely shocked when they first heard the news from the sect.
After a period of ten breaths time, Cheng Biao straightened his face and said, “Quiet!”
The two words were accompanied by a Martial Emperor Realm pressure, causing the noisy crowd to fall into a silence instantly.
“These are not all for the trial’s rewards.” Cheng Biao said in a serious tone, “The top five of the trial will also represent Mystic Spirit Sect in the upcoming Martial Serendipity Pavilion!”
The crowd of disciples which had been quiet for a brief while, exploded once again after hearing this, as everyone’s face was filled with extreme compassion!
“Martial Serendipity Pavilion, who would have thought!”
“Humph, I don’t care. I must achieve a top five spot in this trial!”
“I never expected the Outer Domain Trial this time to have the opportunity of visiting the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. I’m afraid I have to put my life at stake to fight for a top five spot!”
Qin Nan was stunned after seeing the passion on the disciples’ faces. Even when the Emperor Prosperous Pill was announced, the disciples were not as crazy.
What on Earth is the Martial Serendipity Pavilion?
“I never expected to be so lucky this time, to have the opportunity of visiting the Martial Serendipity Pavilion,” Chu Yun blurted out, as her eyes flickered with excitement, “In the Luohe Kingdom, there is a mysterious place known as the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. The pavilion is only accessible once every two years. Only those with a unique badge, and a cultivation base lower than Xiantian Realm, are allowed to enter. Otherwise, even the sect leader of any of the top four sects would die if he tries to enter with brute force. Furthermore, rumors say that those who enter will be granted extreme benefits; many disciples who went before had their strength improved rapidly, turning them into outstanding cultivators!”
Chu Yun hesitated for a while before continuing, “Senior Brother Gong Yang entered the Martial Serendipity Pavilion before; after he came back from it, his cultivation improved three layers in a day’s time!”
Utter shock immediately filled the faces of Qin Nan and Xiao Leng.
Improving one’s cultivation by three layers, how crazy is that?
This Martial Serendipity Pavilion, is it that insane?
“No wonder the crowd turned mad after hearing it. This Martial Serendipity Pavilion, I must definitely visit it.” QIn Nan’s eyes flickered with determination. “Not only that, I have to come first in the Outer Domain Trial too!”
Qin Nan came up with a decision, and he clenched his fists tightly, filled with a burning battle intent.
The rewards of the Outer Domain Trial were too tremendous; the one hundred thousand Xiantian Pills, the Emperor Prosperous Pill, and the chance to go to the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, were all extremely important to Qin Nan. He had to try his very best for them!
The same went for Xiao Leng and Chu Yun, whose eyes were filled with firm determination.