Chapter 164 - A Shocking Sentence
On the vast ocean, the Martial Serendipity Pavilion floated on top of a hundred-meter wave. Countless blinding lights were suddenly fired from its fourth-layer accompanied by the sound of music, like a celebration.
The scene instantly grabbed the attention of the entire crowd and they were left speechless.
Zhang Taiyi began to mumble, “Such a rare sight; could it be that Qin Nan has passed the trial in the fourth round?”
Although it was just a guess, it caused an explosion among the crowd.
It was an unprecedented sight that occurred at the fourth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion. From the looks of it, it seemed like it was the Martial Serendipity Pavilion celebrating Qin Nan’s success of passing the fourth round.
Did Qin Nan really pass the fourth round, which only existed in legends?
What prizes would Qin Nan receive after completing the fourth round?
What kind of presence could be found on the fourth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion?
Why is it that the fourth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion, which remained inaccessible to the public, is suddenly now available?
Endless doubts began to rise among the crowd at the same time. They could not wait for Qin Nan to appear before them and answer their doubts.
After a brief silence, the white-shirted lady inside the palanquin began to speak, “I once read an arcane book of the Trading Alliance which mentioned that the existence of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion did not belong to the lower district. It is highly possible that the Martial Serendipity Pavilion originated from the upper district. Although the truth remains unknown, according to analysis, it seems like there is a terrifying secret being hidden inside the Martial Serendipity Pavilion…”
Everyone was startled after hearing this.
Especially Fang Ling, and the elders of the Disordered Flames Sect and the Qing Nu Sect, whose eyes flickered with a growing icy aura.
If Qin Nan were to obtain the terrifying secret from the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, it would definitely not be good news for the other three sects.
The white-shirted lady was aware that her words had resulted in more enemies for Qin Nan, as she gently said, “That being said, there’s no way to confirm if Qin Nan has passed the fourth round. Although no one had reached the fourth-layer before, it only makes sense that the fourth round would be even more challenging than the previous three rounds…”
Many in the crowd nodded their heads before the white-shirted lady finished speaking.
Since it was the first time the fourth-layer was accessible, by common sense, it must be extremely difficult to complete the round.
However, at that instant, something strange happened once again!
The light encapsulating the fourth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion suddenly turned dim while the top layer of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, the fifth-layer, began to emit a brilliant golden light shining like a star above Autumn Star Ocean.
Endless ethereal sounds, music, roars of dragons and cries of phoenixes were heard coming from the Martial Serendipity Pavilion.
At that instant, everyone’s face was filled with astonishment.
What is going on?
Why would the fifth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion have such a shocking scene?
“How is this possible?” The white-shirted lady inside the palanquin completely lost her ground, as her tone was filled with astonishment, “Could it be that Qin Nan has passed the fourth round and reached the fifth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion? Judging from this rare sight, Qin Nan might have a chance to pass the fifth round?”
Everyone’s heart was filled with roaring tides after hearing this.
Qin Nan has passed the fourth round and has now reached the final layer?
Furthermore, it seems like Qin Nan has a chance of completing the fifth round?
Wei Hao, Huang Que, Wang Ruoling, Huang Long, Xu You, Mo Zishan, and the other geniuses of the top four sects received a great shock to their minds.
Although they were also regarded as geniuses, they could not even pass the third round. Some of them could not even survive past the first round. How could this Qin Nan manage to win three rounds in a row, pass the fourth round that no one had witnessed before, and now be trying to complete the final round?
Despite having the same title of ‘genius’, why is the difference between them so devastating?
While the crowd was immersed in astonishment, the Martial Serendipity Pavilion vibrated vigorously for a slight moment then the light encapsulating the pavilion instantly vanished.
A stream of force encapsulating a human figure was fired from the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. It turned into a beam of light and landed on the peak of Autumn Mountain.
The human figure was none other than Qin Nan.
However, there was no hint of joy on Qin Nan’s face but his eyes were filled with utter shock. Even his body was slightly trembling as if he had just witnessed something exceedingly terrifying.
At that moment, everyone locked their gazes onto Qin Nan.
Before the Martial Serendipity Pavilion was open, before the arrival of the Trading Alliance, no one had paid any attention to Qin Nan. However, even without speaking a single word, he had become the limelight of the crowd.
This was because Qin Nan had entered the fourth-layer and fifth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion and passed every single round. He was the first person to complete the entire trial of Martial Serendipity Pavilion!
“Qin Nan!” Zhang Taiyi could not hold his shock back any longer, as he immediately said after seeing him, “Did you complete the fifth-layer? Tell me quickly, what’s inside the fifth-layer? No no no, don’t say it now. Come with me at once, we’re going back to the Mystic Spirit Sect!”
Zhang Taiyi was dying to know Qin Nan’s encounter inside the Martial Serendipity Pavilion but he quickly collected his thoughts and decided to bring Qin Nan away from this place first.
At that instant, Fang Ling, and the elders of the Disordered Flames Sect and the Qing Nu Sect began to move with a stomp onto the ground.
Although they, too, were curious to know what Qin Nan encountered inside the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, now was not the time to be curious. Their objective now was to capture Qin Nan and detain him back to their sects to retrieve the secrets he learned!
Just like the white-shirted lady of the Trading Alliance said, there must be some terrifying secrets hidden within the Martial Serendipity Pavilion!
Despite Qin Nan’s formidable background, the elders of the other three sects had no choice but to kidnap him for his secrets!
If not, it might serve as a critical blow to the other three sects!
Qin Nan gradually recovered from his shock after hearing Zhang Taiyi’s voice, who shook his head at him and said in a soft tone, “I did advance through the fourth and fifth layers of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion but these two layers were different. There were no prizes at all. What I can tell you guys is that the Martial Serendipity Pavilion will vanish forever from today onwards.”
Following Qin Nan’s words, the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, which floated on top of a hundred-meter wave, emitted a shocking force penetrating the Heaven and Earth and tore the space above Autumn Star Ocean apart before the entire pavilion vanished into the void.
The rare sight of a hundred-meter wave was gone as it crumbled downwards.
Autumn Star Ocean returned to its peacefulness as if the scene before had never actually happened.
The Martial Serendipity Pavilion was gone!
At that moment, the crowd began to lose their thoughts and to mumble.
“The Martial Serendipity Pavilion has vanished; it really vanished.”
“Since I took the path of cultivation, I’ve seen it five times in a row. Every two years, it would always appear here but is this going to be its last appearance?”
“Who could have thought that the Martial Serendipity Pavilion will forever vanish.”
The rogue cultivators instinctively revealed their thoughts.
Meanwhile, Zhang Taiyi, Fang Lin, and the elders of the Disordered Flames Sect and the Qing Nu Sect were startled.
The disappearance of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion would not affect the rogue cultivators but it had a great influence among the top four sects.
For the past few decades, the top four sects had utilized the Martial Serendipity Pavilion as a great opportunity to train their disciples. Now that the Martial Serendipity Pavilion was gone, it meant that there was one less opportunity for the genius disciples of their sects to improve themselves.
The white-shirted lady inside the palanquin was surprisingly calm, as she said, “The Martial Serendipity Pavilion has been here for the past few decades. Now that it’s gone, it seems like the reason is that Brother Qin Nan has obtained its secrets, hence there was no need for the Martial Serendipity Pavilion to appear anymore. I am quite interested in the secrets hidden inside the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. If you are willing to tell me the secrets, I’ll reward you greatly and solve any problems you have.”
The crowd was stunned for a moment before glancing toward Qin Nan with fiery eyes.
The white-shirted lady was right, the disappearance of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion was not the main concern but the secrets hidden inside it!
“You want to know the secrets?”
Qin Nan’s expression was surprisingly calm as he said, “I am eager to tell you the secrets, but the truth is that neither you, nor the Trading Alliance, nor anyone here, has a right to know the secrets.”
The words struck the crowd with a great impact; even the white-shirted lady was dumbfounded.
What does Qin Nan mean by that?
Is he trying to keep the secrets to himself, unwilling to reveal them to the crowd?
Most importantly, if you, Qin Nan, have the right to know the secrets, why don’t we have the right to know them, too?
Qin Nan stared at the crowd, as he recollected the scene he witnessed inside the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, his eyes filled with astonishment once again.
It was the opposite of the predictions that the white-shirted lady and the crowd had made. Qin Nan did not find any trial after entering the fourth-layer of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. Instead, he encountered an old man whose head was covered in black hair and who spoke in a strange way.
The old man glimpsed at Qin Nan and said a single sentence, “There is a terrifying secret on the fifth-layer of Martial Serendipity Pavilion. You can choose to check it out but I have to warn you that it will bring you great disaster. In fact, if you choose not to view it, I’ll give you a tremendous prize in return!”
“Great disaster? A tremendous prize?”
Qin Nan slightly frowned, before saying with a calm voice, “If that’s the case, I have to advance forward to the fifth-layer!”
As everyone knew, no one had entered the fifth-layer of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion since its appearance. Now that he was granted the chance to do so, he would definitely choose to move forward.
He is never scared of it!
Although he was quite tempted, given the chance to make history, he decided to move forward.
The old man glanced at him thoughtfully, before he said, “As you wish, feel free to enter the fifth-layer.”
A flash instantly brought Qin Nan to the fifth-layer.
After entering the fifth-layer, there was only a small hut, and in front of the hut, sat a young man. Qin Nan could not see the facial features of the young man but he could remember his voice, gentle, attractive.
The young man glimpsed at Qin Nan as he took a sip of the tea from the cup in his hand. He then placed it down and said, “The Potential Stone on the first-layer - it was not fake. It is real.”
The sentence was like a shocking explosion!