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Chapter 565 - Jiang Bilan’s Sudden Appearance
While he was at the Vermilion Bird Platoon, Qin Nan had already mentioned that he would need lots of Primary Stones. Since then, Zhou Bihua had been busy rummaging Primary Stones from various places, and had ended up giving him such a tremendous amount in such a short time.
“Five million eight hundred thousand; that’s five million and eight hundred thousand Primary Stones…”
Qin Nan mumbled as his eyes were filled with excitement.
Previously, his Divine Battle Spirit had ranked up to the seventh-grade Di rank with nine hundred thousand Primary Stones!
Was it possible for his Divine Battle Spirit to rank up to the ninth-grade—or even the tenth-grade—Di ranked Martial Spirit with five million eight hundred thousand Primary Stones?
“Phew, the trial of the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground is taking place soon, and time is running out. I shall rank up my Martial Spirit after the trial!”
Qin Nan let out a breath and made up his mind.
Following this, he fell into a deep sleep with his Sleeping Buddha Method as his Law-Defying Primordial Spirit began to comprehend the force of the Martial Highness Realm.
Time gradually passed. In the following day, the rays from the risen sun illuminated the entire palace, giving it a majestic appearance.
Qin Nan’s eyes sprang open while his body emitted the sound of a surging tide.
“The Primordial Spirit in my body has reached its limit. With one more step, it could easily give birth to the force of the Martial Highness Realm. It seems like I would need the Dragon Abyss Fruit from the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground to achieve that…” Qin Nan’s eyes flickered with a strong battle intent.
After meditating for a day, he had fully prepared himself to have the best performance.
“Duan Qing, let’s go. Time to head to the Mystical Ground Hall!”
The Third Prince had changed his appearance today—wearing a green robe and tying his hair into a bun while carrying a long sword on his back. He looked like an unfettered swordsman.
Qin Nan glanced at him. He could sense a hint of battle intent from the Third Prince that was different than his usual aura.
Qin Nan nodded his head before the two departed.
There existed a palace specifically built to activate the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground—the Mystical Ground Hall. Prior to entering the Mystical Ground, the princes were required to bring their geniuses to the hall. The Mystical Ground would only be activated after the ceremony that took place when everyone had arrived.
That being said, the Sky-Scorching Emperor would not show himself during the ceremony of the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground.
The emperor would only be present for significant matters of the kingdom such as the ‘Heaven-Worshiping Feast’ and the ‘Crown Prince Ordainment’.
As the duo arrived at the Mystical Ground Hall, it was already crowded with over thirty princes and princesses.
“Greetings, Third Brother and Brother Duan Qing!”
“Brother Duan Qing, we meet again!”
“I have yet to forget Brother Duan Qing’s marvelous performance at the Talent-Gathering Hall.”
As soon as they arrived, many princes and princesses gathered around them and uttered their greetings.
Furthermore, the gazes of the princes and princesses toward Qin Nan were filled with a hint of fawning. The latter even gave him seductive glances.
If Duan Qing were to be described as trouble that many princes and princesses would not dare to touch, he had definitely become the celebrity now.
It was all due to Zhou Bihua’s attitude.
Zhou Bihua had smacked two princes and given two great authorities severe injuries for Duan Qing’s sake, an indication that Duan Qing possessed a great status in Zhou Bihua’s heart!
As such, many people speculated that the rank of Duan Qing’s Martial Spirit was most likely stronger than Di Fengyun’s. Otherwise, why would Zhou Bihua be so fond of him?
Therefore, their attitude towards him had changed.
Qin Nan’s expression remained calm.
He could easily guess the thoughts of the princes and princesses, and he would not bear them in mind, as they had not approached him in the beginning as they were concerned about Di Fengyun’s presence. The Third Prince was the only one who had approached him despite the risk, highlighting his extraordinary vision.
“Third Brother is so lucky…”
The royal siblings were aware of Qin Nan’s attitude. They immediately glanced at the Third Prince with envy.
“First Prince has arrived!”
“Ninth Prince has arrived!”
At that instant, two voices could be heard, before the figures of the First Prince and the Ninth Prince appeared before the crowd.
The Death Emperor still followed beside the First Prince in a black robe.
As for the Ninth Prince, he was accompanied by Longhu and another genius of the Black Tortoise Platoon with a bulky figure.
However, the two princes did not seem to be in good moods, especially the First Prince, who was wearing a dark expression.
Qin Nan and the crowd could sense that something was out of place.
It was clear that each of them was allowed to bring two geniuses to the trial of the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground. The Third Prince only brought Qin Nan as his other genius, Yin Cheng, had been knocked away by Qin Nan. There was no need for another genius.
However, why did the First Prince only have the Death Emperor as his ally?
Everyone knew that the First Prince had acquired the support from the Trading Alliance!
“Duan Qing, it seems like there’s something fishy going on behind the scenes. If I’m not mistaken, I believe it’s because of Second Brother…” The Third Prince frowned and transmitted his voice to Qin Nan.
“The Second Prince, huh?”
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered coldly.
It was highly possible that the assassination had been planned by the Second Prince and Xu Ao.
“Now that the trial was about to begin, the Second Prince would definitely show himself. It doesn’t matter what conspiracy he’s planning, it will all be exposed in the end!”
Qin Nan mumbled to himself and calmed his thoughts, before he glanced at the Death Emperor who was standing beside the First Prince.
As the Second Prince had yet to arrive, he was eager to know—how was the Death Emperor doing with his recovery?
“Cultivator Jiang, it feels like a long time since our last encounter. Our Wine Contest was such an unforgettable experience for me. I really hope that I could have more friendly matches with an opponent like you, and share our discoveries in Martial Arts…” Qin Nan approached the Death Emperor as he spoke.
The princes and princesses could feel their lips twitching.
They never thought that this Duan Qing could be this rancorous.
The First Prince, who was standing beside Jiang Bilan, was startled. His dark expression gradually became hideous.
With what happened today, and the fact that he had lost twice to Duan Qing and was being mocked currently, it was impossible for him to feel pleasant.
The person under the black robe slowly raised her head and revealed a side of her attractive face, who transmitted her voice to Qin Nan.
Qin Nan’s figure shuddered violently.
What had just happened?
Had the Death Emperor found out his true identity?
“Qin Nan, I’m not the Death Emperor, I’m Jiang Bilan.” She spoke in a soft tone.
Qin Nan’s eyes widened.
His conflict with Jiang Bilan had been around for a long time. Why was she not dead after her flesh had been occupied by the Death Emperor?
Besides, why would Jiang Bilan know he was Qin Nan?
“The Death Emperor had taken my flesh, but as he was severely injured by Sacred Leader Qinglong, he failed to eliminate my soul. Furthermore, his soul has fallen into a deep sleep due to the injury you’ve caused him. Therefore, I’m now in control of the body.” Jiang Bilan said, “Now is not the right time for us to talk, I’ll explain it to you once we enter the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground.”
Qin Nan’s eyes turned cold. He was about to speak when a shout could be heard.
“Second Prince has arrived!”
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