Chapter 271 - Utter Disappointment
At that instant, three Peak Leaders from two Sacred Areas appeared at the same time, merely because a person had finally shown themselves after one hundred years!
“What kind of person is that old monster? Why would Qin Nan be related to him…”
The Longhu Ancestor Beast stared at the three figures as his heart raced wildly.
Princess Miao Miao blew her lips, although her eyes did not blink once either.
The old man glanced at the three Peak Leaders as he calmly said, “You guys have too many questions. I’ll just answer them at once. It’s true that I have found my successor, but he’s not the peerless genius you guys expected. That’s all, so can you leave now?”
Ouyang Ba and the envoy vigorously gulped down mouthfuls of saliva.
As expected of the Imperial Exterminator!
Even when facing the three Peak Leaders, he maintained his usual behavior, uttering words of expulsion as soon as he spoke.
Peak Leader Duanmu straightened his face and said, “Tang Qingshan, are you kidding me? It’s been a hundred years and you still haven’t found the right person all this time? Since you failed to find the person, what right do you have to live in this world?!”
The final sentence was like the roar of thunder, causing the crowd to be shocked.
Tang Qingshan: the name of the Imperial Exterminator.
Currently within the entire lower district, only a few knew this name. Those who dared to call out the Imperial Exterminator’s real name only comprised of a few as well.
The previous smiles on the faces of Peak Leader Zhang and Peak Leader Liu were slowly withdrawn too. A hint of anger could be detected from their expressionless faces, as if they were waiting for the reply.
It was the first time a smile appeared on Tang Qingshan’s calm face as he spoke, “I have my own considerations, why do you guys care so much? I’ve already sworn back then that I would definitely save her life. Even after a hundred years, I will still save her. Regarding this, there is no need to worry about it! If you are looking for a fight, bring it on. If you plan to stay, pardon me for not being able to warmly receive your arrival!”
The pitch-black saber in Tang Qingshan’s hand began to vibrate vigorously.
His entire aura was like a peerless godly saber being drawn out from its sheath, emitting a terrifying icy glow, which was capable of slashing anything in half!
The was the first time the Imperial Exterminator had displayed his strongest aura since his entry, which was nowhere weaker than the three Peak Leaders. He too was a Martial Highness Realm expert!
Princess Miao Miao, the Longhu Ancestor Beast, Ouyang Ba, the envoy, and the others could feel their hearts racing. If these terrifying beings were to start a battle here, the consequences would be unimaginable!
The expressions of Peak Leader Duanmu, Peak Leader Zhang, and Peak Leader Liu slightly changed, as wry smiles appeared on each of their faces.
It’s been a hundred years.
Tang Qingshan is still Tang Qingshan; his temper has never changed.
Peak Leader Duanmu took a deep breath to withhold the anger within his chest. He then glanced at Qin Nan on the White Jade Dojo and said, “This lad must be your successor, right?”
The other two Peak Leaders had their gazes fixed onto Qin Nan. They frowned slightly upon seeing the severe injuries on Qin Nan’s body.
After saying this, Peak Leader Duanmu looked at the envoy of the Qinglong Sacred Area and said in a calm tone, “Since you’re here, tell me; who is this kid.”
“Uhh, Peak Leader…”
The envoy’s mind instantly went blank. Usually, he would be extremely joyful upon receiving an order from a Peak Leader.
But the question was ‘who is this kid’?
He had no idea who Qin Nan was himself!
“Peak Leader, I know who he is. I am the Sect Leader of the Mystic Spirit Sect; this guy has the name Qin Nan and is a disciple of the Mystic Spirit Sect!”
At that instant, Ouyang Ba immediately yelled as if his eyes had captured a slight hope.
He had no idea what kind of conflict existed between the three Peak Leaders and the Imperial Exterminator. However, he could tell that the three Peak Leaders were here for the successor of the Imperial Exterminator. If he were to voice out now and tell them the truth, not only could he make Qin Nan stumble, he might even end up saving his own life.
Peak Leader Duanmu and the other two Peak Leaders glanced toward him.
Ouyang Ba glanced at the Imperial Exterminator, and after seeing that he did not show any reaction, he immediately arrived before the three Peak Leaders with a shoosh, and respectfully brought his fists together, “For your information, Qin Nan was the first-ranked outer disciple of the Mystic Spirit Sect, whose cultivation had reached the half-Martial Emperor Realm. This kid has an outstanding Martial Skill Talent, who also possesses many secrets, including the secrets of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion after entering its fifth-layer. It is also said that just a while ago he also managed to discover some fortunate encounters at the Longhu Mountain Range.”
“The secrets of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion?”
The eyes of Peak Leader Duanmu and the others flickered hearing this.
Everyone within the lower district would know of the existence of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. It seemed like the successor which Tang Qingshan had found was not too bad, as he was capable of reaching the fifth level of the trial.
A sinister look appeared in Ouyang Ba’s eyes as he continued, “However, this kid’s attitude is extremely lawless. Not only has he been casually killing people, he even killed my son. Besides, his Martial Spirit is only tenth-grade Huang ranked!”
“Tenth-grade Huang ranked?”
The three Peak Leaders were startled. Following it, their expressions utterly changed, as flames of anger were ignited deep within their eyes.
Peak Leader Duanmu glared at Tang Qingshan as he uttered a raging roar, “Tang Qingshan, I’ve given you over a hundred years’ time, I’ve also placed my trust in you over this hundred years’ time, yet you ended up finding mere tenth-grade Huang ranked trash! Tang Qingshan, you’ve totally disappointed me!”
The face of Peak Leader Zhang turned cold too, as he said, “Second Brother, you’ve gone too far with this. Although I do agree that this Qin Nan possesses some extraordinary qualities, he would never be able to save her with his tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit!”
A murderous intent was emitted from the eyes of Peak Leader Liu, as he uttered a dull roar, “Second Brother, this is unacceptable, do you really think that I don’t dare to attack you?!”
It’s been more than a hundred years!
They’d given Tang Qingshan more than a hundred years’ time, and had been placing their hopes on Tang Qingshan all this time.
After such a long period, the successor that Tang Qingshan found only possessed a tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit!
What had he been doing all these years?
Did he really forget what happened back then?
“My choice of successor is none of your business!” Tang Qingshan said with an expressionless face, “This kid is the one I’m looking for, and I believe he’s able to do the task I will be giving him.”
After hearing the words, the three Peak Leaders trembled with anger.
A tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, a cultivation of the half-Martial Emperor Realm; and you dare to say he is able to complete the task?
Peak Leader Duanmu let out a roar, as a faintly terrifying force was being awakened within his body.
The other two Peak Leaders reacted in the same way, as their eyes flickered with a tremendous murderous intent.
Following the anger shown by the three Peak Leaders, the entire space above the Mystic Spirit Sect had condensed, as if an extremely murderous force was about to explode, which would destroy everything once it was triggered.
Ouyang Ba was incredibly excited seeing this.
He had guessed right. The three Peak Leaders were here for the successor of the Imperial Exterminator—Qin Nan—and they became enraged as expected after knowing the rank of his Martial Spirit.
Tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit?
Although one with a tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit could be considered a super genius among the cultivators of the entire Luohe Kingdom, these three Peak Leaders were a few of the strongest presences within the entire lower district, hence they would surely have a high standard.
Even a fifth-grade Xuan ranked Martial Spirit was not enough to capture their attention!
This was because each of these Peak Leaders possessed a Martial Spirit greater than fifth-grade Xuan ranked!
At that instant, Old Shan could not help but feel a bitter sensation in his mouth after seeing this. His Senior Brother, the Imperial Exterminator, had been searching for over a hundred years and finally found Qin Nan, who had managed to shatter the Violet Ocean Full Moon Boulder into pieces, possessed extreme courage, and valued friendship, but in the end, his Martial Spirit’s rank was too weak!
Just because this was the Canglan Continent!
In the Canglan Continent, the rank of a Martial Spirit determined everything. If one’s Martial Spirit’s rank was too weak, despite having countless fortunate encounters, the person’s talent was limited, preventing them from reaching the peak of the path of cultivation.
For example, a cultivator with a tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit would never reach the Martial Highness Realm no matter how hard they tried!
It’s the ultimate yet cruel rule of the world; despite your diligence, despite your outstanding personality, you still wouldn’t be able to change the outcome.
“Bring it on!”
Tang Qingshan’s eyes coldly flickered, as he raised the pitch-black saber. Before the battle took place, he glanced toward Princess Miao Miao and the Longhu Ancestor Beast and yelled, “You two, escort Qin Nan away from here at once!”
The expressions of Princess Miao Miao and the Longhu Ancestor Beast utterly changed, as they began to move without hesitation, preparing to bring Qin Nan away from here.
They did not care about the battle which was going to occur soon. They only knew that if the four Martial Highness Realm experts were to initiate a battle, it was highly possible that the entire Luohe Kingdom would face utter destruction.
There is no way they would let Qin Nan be injured again!
“Trying to save your successor? Tang Qingshan, I won’t kill you, but this trashy successor of yours must die!”
Peak Leader Duanmu uttered a raging cry.
The other two Peak Leaders wore stern expressions, as they both arrived before Tang Qingshan with a flicker and blocked his path.
Just as Peak Leader Duanmu had said, they could not murder Tang Qingshan due to their relationship, and the restrictions of their cultivations. However, they could not forgive what Tang Qingshan had done, finding such trash to be his successor after spending over a hundred years searching for the suitable candidate!
Tang Qingshan may not be killed, but this trashy successor must die!
At that instant, a blasting laugh could be all of a sudden, soaring across the Heavens and Earth!
The one that burst out laughing was none other than Qin Nan. Although laughter could be seen on his pale face, his eyes were completely filled with anger.
I am trash?
What a joke!