Chapter 310 - The Selection Begins
For the remaining time, Qin Nan tried to communicate with the Divine Battle Spirit. Although he did not find out what the thing that the Divine Battle Spirit required to level up was, he could feel the bond between himself and the Divine Battle Spirit to be stronger, as if he had now completely merged with the Martial Spirit.
“With my tenth-grade Xuan ranked Martial Spirit, roaming across the lower district is no longer a problem for me. As for the thing that the Divine Battle Spirits needs, my instinct is telling me that I will discover what it is after joining the two Sacred Areas.”
Qin Nan mumbled to himself; this instinct appeared after he had communicated with his Divine Battle Spirit, and he had no idea where it came from.
“There’s only a month left until the selection takes place. I shall repair my Inner Core before that!”
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered as he took out the treasures that he had obtained from the auction—including the Elixir of Total Recovery—and consumed them in an orderly fashion.
He could not help but admit that these treasures were exceedingly incredible; not only were they able to repair his Inner Core, they could also strengthen his flesh.
Time gradually passed; a month was gone in the blink of an eye.
In a month, Qin Nan spent all of his focus on repairing his Inner Core. As for the Longhu Ancestor Beast and Princess Miao Miao, they too had gone into seclusion as they decided not to disturb Qin Nan. Besides, Princess Miao Miao managed to recover from her previous injury, allowing her cultivation to reach the half-Martial Dominator Realm.
“My Inner Core, possesses all my will.
“It may be fortunate encounters, or fate in a sense.”
At that instant, Qin Nan’s shattered Core was finally restored. With the will of the left eye of the Divine God of Battle as its essence, and the Blazing Sun Golden Armor Body Technique, the Art of Heart-Calming and Demon-Expelling, his will, and his Saber Intent as the Eye of the Formation, he managed to stabilize his Inner Core.
Despite that, he could not detect the force of the Heavens and Earth, thus he could not trigger the Tribulation of the Martial Emperor Realm.
“My Inner Core is extraordinary compared to others. Last time, the Tribulation only occurred during the grand occasion with the help of great geniuses and the people of the top four sects being the spectators. If I want to level up to the Martial Emperor Realm, I’m afraid a grand occasion is essential!”
Qin Nan came to a realization after pondering for a while.
The Inner Core possessed some sort of intelligence. If it happened to be extraordinary, in order to complete the process, it must be revered by a crowd like the ascension of an emperor.
As such, many among the crowd felt pitiful when they saw Qin Nan’s Inner Core being shattered into pieces, resulting in him losing a great opportunity.
At that instant, the copper mirror in Qin Nan’s Divine Sense suddenly spoke with a cold voice, “Now that you have Chaos Qi inside your body, why aren’t you merging it with your Inner Core?”
“Merging Chaos Qi with the Inner Core?”
Qin Nan was startled.
He had never thought of this before.
However, the copper mirror was not wrong. Since the Chaos Qi was capable of expanding his Divine Sense and repairing the magical weapons, it was highly possible that he could also merge it with his Inner Core to achieve some sort of magical effect.
“Let’s try it now!”
Qin Nan’s eyes glistened with excitement, as he immediately controlled a stream of Chaos Qi and merged it with his Inner Core.
A loud explosion took place as if his Inner Core had been ignited, as endless rays of light were emitted from it. Within it, various intents and wills became excited and rumbled vigorously.
The shocking reaction continued for a period of ten breaths’ time, before the Inner Core turned quiet. However, the Inner Core was now greyish-white in color, and he could feel an indescribable force being accumulated within it.
Qin Nan was stunned.
He had not expected such a great change to happen.
“This Chaos Qi is absolutely remarkable!” Judging from the appearance of the Inner Core, it was as if it had gone into seclusion, and there would be a tremendous change to it once it was completely formed.
Qin Nan took a deep breath.
Previously, after merging the will of the left eye of the Divine God of Battle with his Inner Core, the Tribulation of the Martial Emperor Realm had grown to six hundred feet wide.
How crazy would the Tribulation of the Martial Emperor Realm be after the Chaos Qi is merged with the Inner Core?
“Hey copper mirror, thanks for the advice!”
Although Qin Nan was not too fond of this copper mirror, he had always been grateful towards those who helped him, thus he felt that it was reasonable for him to express his gratitude.
However, the copper mirror showed no reaction and remained still.
Princess Miao Miao suddenly spoke.
Qin Nan immediately opened his eyes and said, “What’s wrong?”
“Your aura…” Princess Miao Miao frowned slightly. Upon reaching the half-Martial Dominator Realm, her senses were sharper now, and just a moment ago, she could sense a forbidden power within Qin Nan’s body.
What did a forbidden power mean?
Something that was unaccepted by the Heavens and Earth, was referred to as forbidden!
“My Inner Core has experienced a new change.” Qin Nan let out a smile and continued, “Isn’t the selection of the two Sacred Areas happening soon?”
“It’s starting tomorrow! While you were still in seclusion, Jianghuang had already sent someone over to invite you to a party taking place at his mansion today, and to take part in the trial tomorrow!” Princess Miao Miao turned excited while saying this, as she immediately forgot about the forbidden power she had detected. Party, party is my favorite; it’s time to enjoy drinks again!
“Wowowow, I’m going to the selection too, to torture all the little brats!” The Longhu Ancestor Beast let out a cry.
He felt incredibly unbalanced now. This asshole Qin Nan is getting stronger and more terrifying; even Princess Miao Miao has reached the half-Martial Dominator Realm. It seems like I’m the most useless one among the trio, and can only be treated as cannon fodder at crucial times. Therefore, I must regain my confidence by defeating all the geniuses during the selection!
“Cut the bullshit!”
Qin Nan rolled his eyes; This idiot had initially promised to be his mount for three days, but he ended up going back on his words. As a result, Qin Nan was mad at him.
“Let’s head to the City Lord’s Mansion now!”
As night fell, a party took place at the City Lord’s Mansion. Many geniuses received an invitation to attend it, even some of the famous authorities were present.
As for the Six-Eared Divine Being and the Saintess of the Trading Alliance, they did not show up at the party, mainly because after the Emperor Weapons and Dominator Weapons exploded, not only had it resulted in a severe loss, many cultivators lost their trust in the capabilities of the Trading Alliance and decided not to partner with them anymore. As a result, the loss suffered by the Trading Alliance was even greater than expected.
At the party, Princess Miao Miao ‘conquered’ the scene; even Jianghuang and Fang Jian were no match for her, resulting in the City Lord’s Mansion being drowned in the same laughter for the entire night.
The following day, the selection of the two Sacred Areas began!
The entire Jianghuang City experienced a rare change, as countless golden beams were fired from the edges of the city, causing the area within thirty miles of the city to be encapsulated within a golden barrier.
On top of the City Lord’s Mansion of Jianghuang City, a huge square-shaped dojo slowly rose into the air and floated above the city, before countless beams of light were shone downward, attracting the attention of the people in the city.
Jianghuang’s figure sprang into the air and stood above the huge dojo. Unlike his previous appearance, his body emitted a terrifying aura, shocking the whole city.
“I am the City Lord of Jianghuang City, and under the command of the two Sacred Areas, I’ll be taking charge of the selection for the two Sacred Areas today. The trial is split into three rounds. Those who meet the requirements will advance to the next round, and the others will be disqualified! When the selection takes place, all businesses are not allowed to operate, and all cultivators are not allowed to work, to witness the births of the geniuses of a new era! I now declare the selection to begin!”
Following Jianghuang’s roar, the entire Jianghuang City was immersed in an uproar.