Chapter 154 - A Special Reward
At that moment, the geniuses inside the Martial Serendipity Pavilion and the rogue cultivators at the peak of Autumn Mountain were silent.
The change occurred so rapidly that they did not have a chance to react.
They had witnessed how Qin Nan had triggered the Dominator Light, the Highness Light, the Sacred Light, the Progenitor Light, the Monarch Light and the God Light. In the end, the Potential Stone had shattered into pieces as Qin Nan told the crowd that it was only an ordinary stone - a trial organized by the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
After a moment of silence, the elder in charge of the first-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion let out a deep sigh and said, “As the examiner of the first round, I first saw this Potential Stone a long time ago and I have been examining it for many years. Still, I did not expect it to only be an ordinary stone. Yeah, you’re right. There are unlimited possibilities in the future. Who could predict what’s going to happen?”
After saying this, the old man glanced at Qin Nan with a hint of appreciation and said, “If it weren’t for you, I’m afraid I still won’t know the truth.”
Qin Nan brought his fists together and said, “Elder, I should be the one thanking you for allowing me to touch the Potential Stone so many times. If I had not done that, I would not have been able to understand its secrets.”
“Well, there’s nothing more to say about that.” The old man waved his hand then declared with a serious tone, which filled the whole place, “The first round of the Trial of Martial Serendipity Pavilion has come to an end. The winner is Qin Nan! As for the other nine participants who could advance to the next round, they are Wei Hao, Huang Que, Huang Long, Wang Ruoling…”
Hearing his words, the geniuses finally collected their thoughts.
However, this time, those who failed to advance to the second round showed no sign of disappointment on their faces and those who succeeded showed no sign of joy on theirs.
As a matter of fact, they had all lost in this round!
Wei Hao’s gaze landed upon Qin Nan’s figure as his eyes filled with a murderous intent.
Wei Hao did not care if the Potential Stone was just an ordinary stone. He was only concerned that Qin Nan had robbed him of his first place - the ranking which he felt belonged to him!
However, as they were still in the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, Wei Hao could only withdraw his murderous intent and wait for a better chance to avenge himself.
“Hahaha, the Potential Stone is definitely an ordinary stone. If it’s not fake, doesn’t it mean that you could achieve the Martial God Realm? What a joke!” Huang Que felt incredibly unpleasant and had no intention of missing any chance to mock Qin Nan, “Besides, how could your future potential be unlimited? With an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, you will never reach the Martial Ancestor Realm; that’s the truth!”
At that instant, the others glimpsed at Huang Que without saying a single word.
An eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit?
So what if Qin Nan only has an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit?
He managed to discover the problem that everyone missed placing him first in the round. Can you, Huang Que, do the same thing?
Despite that, due to their fear of Huang Que’s identity and talent, they did not dare to reveal their thoughts.
Huang Que felt like mocking Qin Nan further but he felt a burning sensation on his face when he became aware of the crowd’s gazes so he decided to shut his mouth for the time being.
...Meanwhile, at the peak of Autumn Mountain...
The rogue cultivators and the elders of the top four sects could not find any words to say after witnessing this miraculous table-turning scene through the Martial Mirror.
Only Zhang Taiyi, after being stunned for a moment, burst out laughing and said, “Hahaha, Qin Nan is the winner, Qin Nan is the winner. He is indeed our Mystic Spirit Sect’s genius, the disciple of two Martial Ancestor Realm experts!”
Zhang Taiyi no longer held a grudge against Qin Nan.
Since he did bet on Qin Nan previously, he ended up winning five thousand Martial Emperor Pills after Qin Nan had managed to turn the tide!
Most importantly, Qin Nan with a mere eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit had discovered the problem, which even Wei Hao, Huang Que and the rest could not discover, placing him first in the round. Isn’t it something to be proud of?
Zhang Taiyi wore an energetic expression. His face turned an excited red as he intentionally glanced toward Elder Fang and the others and said, “I’m sorry. Who could have thought we, the Mystic Spirit Sect, would win the first round? Of course, you guys shouldn’t be too disappointed. Wei Hao, Huang Que and the others’ results are not bad either!”
This time, it was Zhang Taiyi’s turn to ‘comfort’ Elder Fang, the elder of the Disordered Flames Sect, and the others.
Elder Fang and the elder of the Disordered Flames Sect’s faces were instantly twisted.
After taking a deep breath, Elder Fang let out a gloomy smile and said, “Elder Zhang, don’t be too full of yourself so early. Qin Nan only has an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit. Even though he won the first round with his luck, for the second and third round…”
Before he could finish his sentence, the white-shirt lady in the palanquin of Trading Alliance interrupted him, “Elder Fang, do you have any idea what Qin Nan has achieved in the first round? As Qin Nan said, the Potential Stone is only a plain stone, a trial set up by the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. However, when we were introduced to the Potential Stone, our first instinct was to observe the future achievements of the participants.”
“While everyone at the scene shared the same thought, Qin Nan chose the opposite direction.”
The white-shirt lady continued. Even with a gentle tone, her words were, in fact, harsh, “If it were any other genius, or even you, do you think you would be able to do what he did?”
The rogue cultivators nodded their heads in agreement.
“Yeah, she’s damn right. While everyone was blinded, Qin Nan managed to reveal the truth. He is, no doubt, the winner of the round!”
“I’m convinced. In terms of the first round, I’m sincerely convinced of my loss!”
“Haha, it was so hot-blooded when Qin Nan said ‘His future has unlimited potential’; even I am still extremely excited.”
The crowd of rogue cultivators expressed their compliments toward Qin Nan.
Hearing the compliments of the crowd, Elder Fang’s face instantly turned dull Even though his heart was filled with anger, he kept his mouth shut.
He would not dare to oppose the words of the lady sitting in the palanquin of the Trading Alliance.
In the palanquin of the Trading Alliance, the white-shirt lady stared at Qin Nan through the Martial Mirror and let out a sigh, “Unbelievable, what a surprise; you’re indeed a talented one. Even I misunderstood you previously, pity, what a pity…”
After saying this, the white-shirt lady’s eyes turned gloomy.
In the first-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion, the old man scanned the crowd before loudly announcing, “The first round of the trial has come to an end. The second round will start soon. Before that, I would like to announce that since Qin Nan managed to discover the secrets of the Potential Stone and passed the first trial, the Martial Serendipity Pavilion has decided to give him a special reward apart from the first-place prize he will receive!”
Everyone was surprised hearing this.
A special reward?
Qin Nan will receive two sets of prizes?
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered after hearing this.