Chapter 27 - Fang Rulong’s Martial Spirit
After the time it took for an incense stick to burn, the judge—who was also the Master of Ceremonies for the tournaments—said, “The first round has finished. The ones who advanced to the next round are Qin Nan, Qin Changkong, Fang Rulong…”
The first two disciples were obviously the two geniuses of the Qin Clan, which meant that in the first round of the trials, Fang Rulong was the only one from the Fang Clan to advance to the next round.
However, the result surprisingly caused Fang Rulong and Fang Li to feel relieved; the people of Fang Clan felt relieved too.
As the first round has ended, it indicates that Qin Nan would no longer be able to pick on us Fang Clan while relying on his cultivation base.
Without his cultivation base, what could Qin Nan be considered to be? Only a piece of trash with a first-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit.
What right does a piece of trash have to go against us Fang Clan?
Even Xiao Qingxue would not side with trash when the final moment came.
“Qin Nan, now that the first round has ended, I would like to see what you can do in the second round. The trial in the second round will be focusing on the grade of the Martial Spirit, instead of fighting capabilities.” When he walked onto the stage, Fang Rulong could not help but mock Qin Nan.
Despite that, even at this moment, Fang Rulong did not dare to mock Qin Nan past his limits. He was scared that Qin Nan would say something to further embarrass him in front of everyone.
In such circumstances, Fang Rulong could only hold back his murderous intent, and wait for the best chance to get his revenge on Qin Nan!
Qin Nan stared sideways at him and remained speechless; his expression was as calm as always.
Qin Nan did not say a word, but Qin Changkong walked up to Fang Rulong and said with an unpleasant tone, “Fang Rulong, there’s no need to mock us. Do you really think the people of the Qin Clan are useless? Let me have a look at your Martial Spirit today, to see what grade of Martial Spirit you’ve awoken that has given you such confidence.”
In Qin Changkong’s view, Fang Rulong was not a worthy opponent.
Before—when Fang Clan was under Elder Bai Heng’s protection—Qin Changkong would have been scared of him. However, now that his Qin Clan was being looked after by Xiao Qingxue, there was no longer any need to fawn over the Fang Clan.
This was one only one of the reasons; the second reason was that—according to rumors—Fang Rulong possessed a fifth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit. As aforementioned, it was only a rumor which had yet to be confirmed. Even if it was true, Qin Changkong was not afraid at all.
Qin Changkong was extremely confident; with his final trump card, it was not impossible to defeat Fang Rulong.
Qin Changkong’s mood had an upsurge. The rest of the Qin Clan were also in high spirits. Every deacon or elder of the Qin Clan was giving disdainful and mocking looks toward the Fang Clan.
In order to join the Mystic Spirit Sect, receiving support from someone was useful, but the grade of Martial Spirit was the most important factor.
What did Fang Rulong have to compete with Qin Changkong?
“Since when does a bunch of jesters dare to oppose me?” On hearing the words of Qin Changkong, Fang Rulong ran out of patience, and looked disdainfully at Qin Changkong, as if he were looking at some trash.
Did Qin Changkong really think he was Qin Nan, who was strong enough to threaten him?
In his view, Qin Changkong was only a clown.
When he heard this, Qin Changkong immediately became furious.
Since the limelight of the first round was stolen by Qin Nan, Qin Changkong planned to regather the focus of the crowd onto him by trash talking Fang Rulong.
However, what made Qin Changkong frustrated was that Fang Rulong had dared to trash talk him back? While giving him a disdainful look too?
This guy was too cocky; not willing to repent even when death was approaching.
At this moment, on the list of must-kill targets in Qin Changkong’s mind, Fang Rulong’s rank had risen to the same level as Qin Nan’s.
“Alright, let the second round begin. The rules are simple, you just need to present your Martial Spirit.” Elder Bai Heng spoke with a dignified tone.
The people of the Qin Clan found that the previous angry expression on Elder Bai Heng’s face was gone; it was replaced by a pleasant smile, underlaid with a murderous aura waiting to be unleashed.
The people of the Qin Clan were confused; wasn’t Elder Bai Heng supposed to be annoyed after being challenged by Qin Nan?
It was as the people of the Qin Clan had detected. There was no sense of anger to be found in Bai Heng’s heart; there was only a hint of joy and an intention to kill.
How would Elder Bai Heng not be mad after Qin Nan had opposed him? However, with the words spoken by Xiao Qingxue, Bai Heng did not dare to take action.
Despite that, the situation would not be the same anymore. The second round of the recruitment would be focused on the grade of Martial Spirits. Qin Nan was a trash with a first-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit; what was there to be scared about? Not only that, Fang Rulong was about to become the genius in the spotlight in this round. Even after he joined the Mystic Spirit Sect, his position would not be too low with the talent that he possessed.
With these two factors, Xiao Qingxue would no longer be protecting Qin Nan and his Qin Clan when the time came.
Without the protection from Xiao Qingxue, would he—Elder Bai Heng—still be afraid of Qin Nan and the Qin Clan?
Elder Bai Heng could not wait until the second round was finished, so that he could pressure the Qin Clan and torture Qin Nan, to make sure Qin Nan would forever remember that there was never a chance of a happy ending once he had offended Elder Bai Heng.
“Sure, I’ll start first!” Qin Changkong could not wait any longer. He leapt a huge step out after hearing Elder Bai Heng’s words, and started to gather his aura.
Five rays of golden light were shining on Qin Changkong’s back. A stunning white tiger rose from it and let out a roar, releasing a ferocious aura which covered the entire area!
Five rays of golden light; a fifth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit!
In an instant, the atmosphere heated up, especially the Qin Clan, who were extremely excited. On the other hand, the disciples, deacons, and elders of the Fang Clan did not look well after seeing the majestic looking fifth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit.
It was a person with a fifth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, who could be considered as the top genius of Lingshui City.
“Fifth-grade Huang ranked; a beast type Martial Spirit, good at killing. If combined with powerful Martial Skills and the achievement of the state of ‘One with the Beast’, it would be even more powerful. Not bad.” The beautiful eyes of Xiao Qingxue were calm like water, as she commented.
It seemed like a fifth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit was not enough to spark her interest.
Despite that, the words were enough for Qin Changkong to be elevated. Even Elder Xiao who was more powerful than Elder Bai Heng had said something about his Martial Spirit, which indicated that his potential was being acknowledged by Xiao Qingxue.
“Thank you, Elder Xiao!”
Qin Changkong restrained his excitement and expressed his gratitude. As he turned around, he could not hide his proud expression as he gazed toward Qin Nan and Fang Rulong, “Hahaha, I’ve shown my Martial Spirit. You two should show them yours too. I’ve seen Qin Nan’s Martial Spirit before, so I’m more interested in seeing what Martial Spirit the almighty Young Master of Fang Clan has awoken.”
Qin Changkong’s tone was filled with obvious sarcasm and disdain.
The people of the Qin Clan were getting more excited too; their eyes were filled with more scornfulness looks toward the Fang Clan.
“Hehe.” Fang Rulong let out a laugh suddenly—a mocking and cruel laugh, “Qin Changkong, remember what I’m going to say. Trash has no rights before me, including the right to talk.”
“You…” Qin Changkong turned incensed immediately.
Did Fang Rulong call him trash? Calling someone with a fifth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit trash?
Even if Fang Rulong had a fifth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit too, he shouldn’t be so cocky, right?
The faces of the Qin Clan were filled with anger. Why is Fang Rulong so cocky, just like Qin Nan? Who does he think he is?
Suddenly, Fang Rulong moved; the same as Qin Changkong, he leapt forward a huge step.
With a soft bang, Fang Rulong’s initial aura of third-layer Body Tempering Realm improved until it reached the fourth-layer Body Tempering Realm. A vigorous and firm aura was felt, as if he was filled with enormous force.
Besides that, six rays of golden light appeared on Fang Rulong’s back. Among the golden rays, a golden hammer slowly appeared, which gave a hint of a terrifying force.
In an instant, the whole area fell into silence.
Qin Changkong had his eyes open wide. The people of the Qin Clan had their eyes open wide. Even the people of the Fang Clan had their eyes open wide, with stunned expressions on their faces.
Six rays of golden light… A sixth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit?
Fang Rulong turned around facing everyone, with a dominating expression, “First of all, I would like to apologize to everyone here. The fact that I have awoken a sixth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit was only made known to the Patriarch and the elders of the Fang Clan. It was concealed to give everyone a surprise. Now that the surprise was made known, then I would like to declare something. I—Fang Rulong—am the number one genius of Lingshui City! All other disciples are trash!”
The last few words felt like an explosion.
The fangs of Fang Rulong and the Fang Clan, were—at this moment—finally exposed!