Chapter 146 - Entering The Pavilion
The crowd glanced at one another.
Wei Hao was the first one to burst out laughing after being stunned for a moment, “Hahaha, Brother Qin Nan is indeed impressive to resist the temptation of the benefits granted by the Sacred Golden Badge. I don’t think I’m able to do what you did. I’m really impressed!”
Qin Nan gave him a calm glance without saying a single word.
Wei Hao felt unpleasant after being ignored, but due to Qin Nan’s identity, he flirted with Wang Ruoling beside him instead of saying anything.
Upon seeing this, Huang Que let out a sigh of relief. If Qin Nan were to team up with Wei Hao and pick on him, he definitely would not stand a chance.
It seemed like he was being overly worried.
Meanwhile, the atmosphere of the crowd turned lively as the rogue cultivators and the disciples of the top four sects began to chat amongst themselves while glancing at Autumn Star Ocean from afar.
At that instant, on Autumn Star Ocean, an enormous wave continued to bring the Martial Serendipity Pavilion closer to Autumn Mountain.
After the period it took an incense to burn, a rogue cultivator exclaimed, “The Martial Serendipity Pavilion has arrived!”
These words felt like a spell instantly directing the attention of the crowd to Autumn Star Ocean.
The hundred meters tall wave emitting from Autumn Star Ocean halted in a weird way before the crowd. It felt like the opening of a huge curtain.
Looking at the Martial Serendipity Pavilion from such a close distance, Qin Nan’s heart began to race.
The five-floor tall pavilion stopped on the wave like a mountain. The entire pavilion was emitting countless rays of golden light. A mysterious force came from deep within it and encapsulated the whole pavilion, giving it an imperious feeling.
This is the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, one of the forbidden areas of Luohe Kingdom!
As the crowd was observing the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, the entire building suddenly shuddered violently and fired five rays of light into the air. They formed a colorful bridge landing at the mountain where the crowd was.
Zhang Taiyi yelled at that instant, “Grab this badge and hurry to the bridge to enter the pavilion!”
After saying this, he waved his hand and threw five ancient badges into the hands of Qin Nan’s group.
Qin Nan showed no hesitation as he swiftly advanced forward onto the colorful bridge.
The other three sects were fast to react, too. Their disciples received the ancient badges and proceeded onto the colorful bridge to enter the pavilion.
As every disciple from the top four sects entered the pavilion, it vibrated vigorously. The golden rays and the mysterious force emitted from the Martial Serendipity Pavilion thus vanished completely as if it had turned inactive.
Zhang Taiyi and the three elders let out a sigh of relief as they turned around and glanced toward the Trading Alliance.
Not only they but the entire crowd had their attention focused on the palanquin of the Trading Alliance.
The mysterious white-shirt lady spoke with a gentle and pleasant voice capable of cleansing one’s spirit, “As everyone knows, the Trading Alliance owns a piece of treasure, which is known as the ‘Martial Mirror’. Through this mirror, we can see what is happening in the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. Hence, the Trading Alliance is able to set up a bet!”
“Now, I’ll tell you the respective information of each genius of the top four sects. After you get a better understanding, the Martial Mirror will be activated!”
The crowd nodded their heads, as a hint of excitement showed on their faces.
These rogue cultivators were here just to participate in this bet organized by the Trading Alliance.
The white-shirt lady said, “Mystic Spirit Sect, Da Hu, eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, half-Xiantian Realm cultivation. This man is cruel in his actions and used to bully a lot of disciples in the Mystic Spirit Sect. After Qin Nan taught him a lesson, his acts came to an end… Xu You from the Mystic Spirit Sect.... Mo Zishan… Huang Long… Qin Nan…”
The information regarding each of the five disciples participating in the Trial of Martial Serendipity Pavilion from the Mystic Spirit Sect was revealed.
The white-shirt lady continued, “Qing Nu Sect, Wang Ruoling, ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, half-Xiantian Realm cultivation… Cheng Xue’er, eight-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, half-Xiantian Realm cultivation…”
“Disordered Flames Sect, Wei Hao, tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, half-Xiantian Realm cultivation…”
“Flying Sword Sect, Zhang Tian Tian, ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, half-Xiantian Realm. Has a great talent in Sword Art and has mastered a kind of hidden sword technique.”
“Huang Que from the Flying Sword Sect, tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, Atavistic Cultivator, with a strength of second-layer Xiantian Realm. Extremely talented in Sword Art and owns a Flying Sword that is classified as a Houtian Weapon. Altogether, he has no problem defeating a third-layer Xiantian Realm cultivator and can go against a fourth-layer Xiantian Realm cultivator!”
The words of the white-shirt lady revealed all of the information regarding the twenty disciples of the top four sects one by one.
The eyes of the rogue cultivators glistened as their brains began to calculate who among these twenty geniuses stood the best chance of winning.
It was not that easy to determine from the data given, as each genius possessed at least an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit with no huge difference between each other. Everyone had a chance of winning in this Trial of Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
The white-shirt lady paused for a while before saying, “The Trading Alliance has opened the bet for the first round, the rates are as follows!”
Following her words, the four elders with peak Martial Emperor Realm cultivation standing in front of the palanquin let out a yell. They executed some sort of hidden powerful technique that formed a floating screen before the crowd.
Lines of information were seen on the screen.
“First round’s bet.”
“Wei Hao coming first. Odds: one to one!:
“Huang Que coming first. Odds: one to one!:
“Wang Ruoling coming first. Odds: one to one!”
“Qin Nan coming first. Odds: one to ten!”
The respective odds for each genius were listed after his or her name.
For example, if anyone were to bet on Wei Hao ten thousand Xiantian Pills and if Wei Hao were to come first, this person would win ten thousand Xiantian Pills in return.
The crowd turned incredibly lively after seeing the screen.
“Hahaha, I’m definitely betting on Wei Hao to come first. Wei Hao is sure to come first!”
“Tsk, Huang Que is more likely to come first. Didn’t you hear? Huang Que possesses a strength equivalent to fourth-layer Xiantian Realm.”
“Bullshit, I’m supporting Wang Ruoling. She is so pretty, she would surely come first!”
In the first round, Wei Hao, Huang Que and Wang Ruoling were the hottest picks from the top four sects. As for the Mystic Spirit Sect, the highest pick was Huang Long.
This was different from the previous outcome. Although Qin Nan’s background was able to shock the crowd, when they saw that Qin Nan only had an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, they immediately gave up on him.
Despite Qin Nan’s formidable background, his Martial Spirit was only eighth-grade Huang ranked!
One’s strength and talent were more important in the Martial Serendipity Pavilion than one’s background.
That being said, many rogue cultivators still bet some pills on Qin Nan after finding out that he was an Atavistic Cultivator whose strength was equivalent to third-layer Xiantian Realm.
Qin Nan’s odds were one to ten; If he were to win, they would gain a fortune.
Meanwhile, as the crowd was immersed in their chatter, the white-shirt lady spoke once again, “Activate the Martial Mirror now!”