Chapter 544 - Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground
“Seize the throne?”
Qin Nan was taken by surprise. His gaze toward the Third Prince was filled with a weird look.
Usurping the throne to overthrow the authority of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom. Was he seriously asking his favor to do such thing?
Besides, it was only their first time meeting each other.
“Cultivator Duan Qing, I believe you have misunderstood.” The Third Prince waved his hand and said after seeing Qin Nan’s reaction, “I don’t mean to usurp my father’s throne when I say seize the throne. I’m referring to the crown prince. It’s been a hundred years since my father was appointed as the king of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, thus it’s time for him to appoint a crown prince. Currently in the royal family, there are more than thirty princes and princesses…”
Qin Nan finally came to a realization after listening to the Third Prince’s explanation.
The crown prince was the one appointed to be the next king of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, which was currently the title that the princes and princesses were competing with each other for.
Qin Nan went silent for a brief moment, before he spoke, “Third Prince, forgive me for being too blunt; I don’t think my identity as the Platoon Leader of the Vermilion Bird’s Platoon’s ninety-nine batch disciples will provide you with any help in winning the fight against your siblings.”
Qin Nan was not naive. Various authorities would definitely take part in this fight for the title of crown prince, thus it would be intense.
The only reason that the Third Prince would seek for his help was in order to earn the support of the Vermilion Bird Platoon, since he was Zhou Bihua’s successor.
“That’s not true.” The Third Prince smilingly said in a sincere tone, “Cultivator Duan Qing, the fight for the crown prince title is complicated indeed, but I will not drag you into it. However, the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground will be opening soon, and the trial taking place in it is extremely important to me. I hope that you would be willing to accompany me so that I could attain an impressive result.”
“Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground?”
Qin Nan was startled.
Elder Wang, who was standing beside him, began to speak, “Duan QIng, the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground is referred to as the top Mystical Ground of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, filled with hazards and fortunate encounters. It’s only accessible every five years, specifically used to train the princes and princesses of the kingdom.”
Qin Nan nodded his head.
The Third Prince was implying that his result in the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground would greatly influence his position in fighting for the crown prince title.
As such, the Third Prince had specifically paid him a visit.
Qin Nan pondered for a moment before he asked, “Third Prince, how can I help you in this Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground?”
Since he was not a member of the royal family, was he even allowed to enter the Mystical Ground?
“The trial this time is different than before. Each participant is allowed to invite two geniuses to join their team,” The Third Prince explained, “Besides, those who enter the Mystical Ground must possess a cultivation below the Martial Highness Realm.”
Qin Nan was not in a rush to make his decision. He switched his gaze toward Elder Wang.
His identity was no longer the same now—he was now Zhou Bihua’s successor, with a Vermilion Bird Sacred Badge in his hand. If he were to involve himself in the competition between the princes and princesses, it would indicate that the Vermilion Bird Platoon was supporting the Third Prince.
“Duan Qing, you should make the decision yourself. It won’t have any effect to the Vermilion Bird Platoon.” Elder Wang transmitted his voice. He continued after a slight hesitation, “This Third Prince is not bad in terms of his personality, etc. Platoon Leader Zhou does have high hopes for him. Besides, I do suggest that you go to the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground…
“You will find a tree there with the name Dragon Abyss Tree. The tree itself is incredible—if you were able to pluck a Dragon Abyss Fruit from the tree and devour it, you would most likely break through the barrier of the Martial Dominator Realm and rank up to the Martial Highness Realm instantly.”
Qin Nan was left in awe after hearing the words.
Breaking through the barrier of the Martial Dominator Realm by consuming the Dragon Abyss Fruit?
He soon calmed his thoughts and pondered seriously. The others watched him in silence after seeing his reaction.
A while later, Qin Nan slowly gazed at the Third Prince and brought his fists together, “Since Third Prince has sincerely invited me, I shall accompany you during your trip to the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground!”
After a prolonged deliberation, Qin Nan decided that he had to pay a visit to this Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground.
First of all, his cultivation had reached a bottleneck after achieving the Law-Defying Martial Dominator Realm and experienced the baptism of the Vermilion Bird’s Blood. Therefore, it was necessary for him to obtain a Dragon Abyss Fruit in order to rank up to the Martial Highness Realm.
Furthermore, every participant of the trial was allowed to invite two geniuses to join their team. In other words, the trial at the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground would become a grand gathering of geniuses.
How could he miss the chance of taking part in such a gathering?
As for his task of resurrecting the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird, he had plenty of time to do that in the future.
The Third Prince was startled for a moment, before his eyes were filled with joy, “With Brother Duan Qing’s help, I’m confident that we could easily come in the top three in the trial.”
Top three, huh?
Qin Nan let out a calm smile.
“Brother Qin Nan, I was in a rush here so I did not prepare any gift for you. Here is a copper piece that I coincidentally acquired ten years ago. I’ve used various ways, but still failed to detect its uses. It might be more useful in your hands.” The Third Prince removed the copper piece hanging around his neck. It was the size of a thumb, its surface covered in green. An ancient aura could be felt from it.
Xiao Qi, who was standing at the side, was dumbfounded, “Third Brother, isn’t that——”
The Third Prince gave him a stare to halt his speech. Even though he felt quite unwilling, he still handed the copper piece to Qin Nan.
“Third Prince, this gift is too precious. I can’t take…” Qin Nan immediately shook his head.
“No way, you have to take it.” Before Qin Nan could finish, the Third Prince interrupted and said in a serious tone, “Even though my status is relatively weak among the princes and princesses and I don’t have any extraordinary rare artifacts for you, how could I mistreat a genius of the Vermilion Bird Platoon, who is willing to follow me to the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground?”
“Err...I guess I’ll take it.” Qin Nan nodded his head. His eyes were filled with a hint of admiration.
He could not care less about the value of the copper piece. However, the way the Third Prince treated him made him feel comfortable.
To Qin Nan’s surprise, when Qin Nan grabbed the copper piece in his hand, a rare occurrence took place all of a sudden.
The copper mirror in his Divine Sense began to vibrate and glow as if it was aware of the presence of the copper piece.
“What’s going on?”
Qin Nan was stunned.
Why was the copper mirror behaving strangely all of a sudden?
“What is it?” The Third Prince and the others asked after seeing his strange reaction.
“No..nothing!” While focusing on the change in his Divine Sense, Qin Nan brought his fists together and said, “Third Prince, I’ve got some things to deal with now. Can you tell me the time and the place, and I’ll meet you there later…”
“Sure, here is my badge. Come to my place in three days. I shall await your arrival.” The Third Prince handed Qin Nan a badge.
Qin Nan received the badge and chatted with the Third Prince for a brief moment, before the Third Prince and Xiao Qi took their leave.
Qin Nan watched as the two left the place. He then proceeded to the second-floor of the Cultivation Hall and unleashed the copper mirror which was behaving strangely in his Divine Sense.
The icy female voice appeared once again.
“Give me the copper piece!”
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