Chapter 163 - The Unprecedented Fourth Round
“Lost… I’ve lost.”
Huang Que and Wei Hao mumbled with blank stares; they no longer had the appearances of super geniuses from before.
As the super geniuses of the Flying Sword Sect and the Disordered Flames Sect, they initially planned to put on a show in this Trial of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, but it turned out to be a total defeat for them.
As for Wang Ruoling, her gaze toward Qin Nan was now filled with utter terror.
How brave was she before to offend Qin Nan, who possessed a formidable background and a terrifying talent?
She could only pray in her heart that Qin Nan would not trouble her any further.
Only Huang Long glanced at Qin Nan with a complicated expression.
When he met Qin Nan the first time at the Trial of Versatility, he was impressed with his personality, thinking that he was worth being friends with. Who could have expected that Qin Nan would rise so quickly, turning the tides and displaying a strength that he could not match against? Now, Qin Nan continued to reveal his tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, defeating the other two super geniuses and coming first among the outer disciples of the top four sects.
It was only now that Huang Long could feel the difference between him and Qin Nan expand further and further.
The old lady looked at Qin Nan with a complicated expression, “I was being harsh toward you previously as I underestimated your ability. I hope that you won’t take it seriously.”
“Don’t mind.” Qin Nan rose from the ground. The forceful aura emitting from his body had been withdrawn, as he let out a peaceful smile, “I’m used to this kind of thing.”
The old lady snickered before she straightened her face and declared, “The third round has come to an end. The winner of the round is: Qin Nan! He is also the only one who passed the round. Now, for the prize!”
The old lady waved her hand causing a sparkling storage bag to land on Qin Nan’s hands.
Qin Nan’s eyes burned with passion. He immediately opened the bag and checked its content. After a glance, a hint of astonishment appeared in his eyes.
In the storage bag, there was a small stone.
The stone was around the size of a palm, with a smooth and transparent surface like a crystal. One could feel a force of arcane realm encapsulated within the stone.
Although Qin Nan was usually lacking in his knowledge, not only did he know what the stone was, he was quite familiar with it.
The stone was known as the Arcane Realm Stone, formed naturally by the Heaven and Earth, extremely precious.
This Arcane Realm Stone allowed one to digest the force of the Arcane Realm within it, tremendously improving one’s comprehension of the Arcane Realm.
However, it was incredibly rare to find this Arcane Realm Stone, which made it priceless.
If I were to consume this Arcane Realm Stone and absorb the Arcane Realm Intent within it, it is likely that I’ll be able to reach the Greater Success Stage of the Arcane Realm… A thought came up to Qin Nan’s mind, who took a deep breath and bowed sincerely to the old lady.
The Arcane Realm Stone was priceless so he felt necessary to express his serious gratitude.
A smile appeared on the old lady’s face, “Now that the third round is finished and since your outstanding performance in the first round granted you the key, you can now choose to enter the fourth round.”
“I’ll choose to enter the fourth round!”
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered with excitement.
It was said that since the Martial Serendipity Pavilion was found, no one had ever entered the fourth-layer. Thus, Qin Nan was curious to see what was inside.
As a Martial Artist and as a young man, Qin Nan was extremely passionate. He was willing to give his all to grab all opportunities, to witness legends, to break myths, and to make his own history.
It went without saying that any genius would not miss such a chance of making history.
However, the only difference was, they were not as lucky as Qin Nan to be granted such an opportunity.
“Sure, you can now proceed to the fourth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion.” The smile on the old lady’s face vanished, as she waved her hand causing Qin Nan’s figure to instantly disappear from the third-layer.
“The trial has ended for you guys.” The old lady glanced at the remaining participants, before sending them out with a gesture.
… Meanwhile, at the peak of Autumn Mountain…
As the participants were teleported out from the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, the crowd immediately turned towards them.
Huang Que and Wei Hao no longer displayed a demanding attitude but quietly walked under the crowd’s attention to their groups led by their elders and remained silent.
The crowd stared at them with a pity. They could easily see the unpleasant feeling these super geniuses were experiencing from their defeats.
However, it was definitely a misfortune for Huang Que and Wei Hao. If their opponent weren’t Qin Nan in the first place, they won’t lose so badly, right?
Upon recollecting Qin Nan’s outstanding performance in the first, second and third round, the crowd was utterly impressed and their eyes were full of respect.
“Ah, Qin Nan has entered the fourth-layer. Let’s see what the fourth-layer looks like!”
A rogue cultivator suddenly screamed.
The scream immediately attracted the attention of the crowd toward the Martial Mirror.
No one had entered the fourth-layer before. Therefore, the rogue cultivators and the elders of the top four sects were curious to know what the fourth-layer of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion looked like.
However, the ancient Martial Mirror shuddered violently as the screen began to twist vigorously, preventing the crowd from seeing what was happening inside the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
They could only raise their heads toward Autumn Star Ocean. The Martial Serendipity Pavilion situated on top of a hundred-meter wave shone brightly, especially the part where the fourth-layer was located, indicating the presence of someone in there.
The crowd was startled before uttering their curses.
“What the f**k, what is going on? Why is the Martial Mirror broken all of a sudden?”
“F**k, so we can’t see what’s inside the fourth-layer?”
“Damn, how could this be? It’s hurting my feelings!”
The rogue cultivators were frustrated.
After seeing this, Zhang Taiyin instinctively clenched his fists and stared at the Martial Serendipity Pavilion with a nervous expression.
If Qin Nan can pass the fourth-layer, receive the benefits, and understand the secrets within the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, it would no doubt shock the Mystic Spirit Sect and the other three sects!
“Qin Nan, you must break through the fourth-layer…” Zhang Taiyi clenched his teeth and locked his gaze onto the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
On the other hand, the elders of the other three sects wore a dull expression.
In this Trial of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, they had lost a huge amount while the Mystic Spirit Sect had benefited the most. It would not be any better for them if Qin Nan did end up making history and learning the secrets of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
“If this Qin Nan did pass the fourth-round, I suggest…” Elder Fang transmitted his voice secretly, while glaring at the elders of the Qing Nu Sect and the Disordered Flames Sect.
The two elders shuddered violently before their eyes emitted an icy glare.
The reason was that Qin Nan was too talented, coming first in all three rounds; no one could even match his potential.
If Qin Nan manages to pass the fourth round, the other three sects would not be pleased with the discovery of such a dangerous genius!
At this crucial timing, Princess Miao Miao suddenly yelled, “Trading Alliance, now that Qin Nan has won the round, where is my pay?! The odds are one to ten! A payment of thirty million Martial Emperor Pills, please!”
Her voice immediately attracted everyone’s attention.
Princess Miao Miao placed her hands on her hips with a furious expression on her face.
What’s wrong with this Trading Alliance? What’s wrong with this crowd? Why are they so shocked at someone entering the fourth round?
Betting is the real deal right now!
The crowd was left speechless seeing this. They had already placed the bet in the back of their minds after witnessing Qin Nan enter the fourth-layer. Why is this little girl so fussed with the bets in such circumstances?
However, the following thought caused the crowd to be astounded.
This little girl had bet three million Martial Emperor Pills on Qin Nan before.
Now that Qin Nan has won, doesn’t it mean the Trading Alliance has to pay her a total of thirty million Martial Emperor Pills?
The odds for Qin Nan are one to ten!
How much is thirty million Martial Emperor Pills?
That’s a total of three hundred thousand Martial Ancestor Pills!
At that moment, the crowd’s eyes turned fiery approaching a state of frenzy.
The white-shirted lady of the Trading Alliance halted her breath before saying, “Princess, don’t worry, we Trading Alliance never go back on our word. That applies to everyone here, we will not forfeit your bets. However, now that Qin Nan has entered the fourth round, if he manages to pass the round, he will make history. After witnessing such a historical moment, the Trading Alliance will then process your payments.”
Hearing this, Princess Miao Miao’s face turned angry instantly. What does this historical moment matter to me?
I want my pills!
However, before she could become enraged, a shocking scene suddenly took place!