Chapter 619 - The Martial Spirit Found its Owner, The Hidden Dragon Ranking
Qin Nan quietly observed the series of events.
In his opinion, the reason the Skyhowl White Tiger had spent a few hundred years planning this scheme in order to acquire the spirit of the Deceased Emperor was not only to alter its destiny, there must be some sort of personal conflict involved. Furthermore, regardless of how infuriated the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise were, they still could not make up their minds to kill the Skyhowl White Tiger.
They had established the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom and experienced countless battles together.
Similar to Zhou Bihua and Di Fengyun, who became enemies with one another due to some misunderstandings.
Meanwhile, the crisis of the Heaven-Worshipping Feast was finally resolved.
"Everyone, I've decided on the successor for this spirit of the Deceased Emperor."
Qin Nan's words broke the silence.
At that instant, the crowd immediately glanced at Qin Nan. Their hearts beating rapidly.
The spirit of the Deceased Emperor, a tenth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit, granting its bearer a chance to alter their destiny and a brighter future!
Among the crowd, Longhu's eyes flickered with excitement as he stared at Qin Nan, as if he was telling him, give it to me, give it to me now!
Qin Nan's face darkened. You're a beast, why do you even need the spirit of the Deceased Emperor?
The Skyhowl White Tiger only aimed to acquire the spirit of the Deceased Emperor because he was going to take control of Di Fengyun's flesh and became a human.
"Third Prince, catch!"
Qin Nan flicked his finger without hesitation and fired the white badge at the Third Prince.
The Third Prince caught the badge with a blank expression, "This…"
So the spirit of the Deceased Emperor is his now?
The Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise spoke at the same time. This asshole, is he really not interested in the tenth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit?
"I've decided. Don't waste your time."
Qin Nan was aware of the crowd's doubts. He waved his hand and interrupted as he had no intention to explain.
"Seniors, I hope that you could seal off the news regarding what happened at the Heaven-Worshipping Ground. It's better that way." Qin Nan transmitted his voice to the Sky-Scorching Emperor and the others before he said, "Alright, I'll be excusing myself!"
Following this, before the Sky-Scorching Emperor and the rest could ask their questions, Qin Nan left the scene with a flicker.
The crowd was left speechless.
The Sky-Scorching Emperor and the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird let out a wry smile.
It was obvious that Duan Qing had no intention of giving them an explanation.
They had too many doubts regarding the series of events that just took place. For example, why did the Deceased Emperor apologize to Duan Qing after he rejected his offer? Why would he let Duan Qing decide the owner of the Martial Spirit all of a sudden? Why was the Primordial Spirit of the Skyhowl White Tiger knocked out from Duan Qing's body etc...
The Third Prince collected his thoughts. His eyes flickered as his figure shuddered in excitement.
"Duan Qing, you've given me such a great gift on the day of my ascension. How could I ever repay your debt? If I'm able to become the emperor of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom in the future, the kingdom will be your shield. No matter what happens, the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom will always be your support!"
The Third Prince swore an oath in his heart.
Following this, the people proceeded to wrap up the ceremony.
The Sky-Scorching Emperor held a meeting and honored Duan Qing with titles like 'The Courageous Duke', 'The Extraordinary Duke' and 'The Top One Genius of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom' and so on. Furthermore, the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise were appointed as the Kingdom Protector Elders.
Meanwhile, the Sky-Scorching Emperor had ordered his ministers to remain silent regarding what Duan Qing had done during the Heaven-Worshipping Feast.
Despite that, bits of the news were still made known to the White Tiger City, stirring an uproar!
"Did you hear, Duan Qing's Martial Spirit is actually eighth-grade Di rank!"
"Nonsense, of course I've heard it. Didn't you know he's the one that resurrected Master Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and Master Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise?"
"Hmph, let me tell you. Duan Qing was the one that defeated the Skyhowl White Tiger!"
Due to the scale of the incident, the Dao-Seeking Mountain and the Wanxiang Pavilion were startled by the latest updates.
The two godly beasts of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom were resurrected, thus the strength of the faction has improved significantly.
Meanwhile, Duan Qing's reputation had risen in the Eastern Continent.
That being said, everything related to the spirit of the Deceased Emperor was sealed off as the Sky-Scorching Emperor had ordered his ministers to swear a blood oath not to leak any information. Therefore, the other factions were clueless about the Third Prince acquiring a tenth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit. Otherwise, it would surely stir a great chaos!
...Meanwhile, at the Yellow Soil Dojo of the Vermilion Bird Platoon...
Qin Nan sat cross-legged while staring up at the sky.
"Even though it seems like I've come back from the battle empty-handed, the reality is that I've now established a great friendship with the Sky-Scorching Emperor, the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird, the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise, and the crown prince!"
"In other words, I've fully earned the support of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom in the past few months!"
Qin Nan's eyes flickered sharply upon having this thought.
A few months ago, he was being hunted by the Four Great Factions, and now, he had managed to secure the support of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom. Furthermore, his cultivation had ranked up to the first-layer Martial Highness Realm and acquired the Law-Defying Primordial Spirit. It was only a matter of time until he achieves the Undefeatable Martial Highness Realm.
In other words, he could soon roam freely in the Eastern Continent with his true identity as Qin Nan!
"Only half a month remaining until the Crimson Blood Ocean is accessible. I'm not sure if Senior Tang Qingshan, Peak Leader Duanmu and the others have managed to rank up to the Martial Sacred Realm by now. Anyway, I should continue improving my strength, too."
Qin Nan wore a stern look.
In half a month's time, the disciples of various factions would make their way to the Crimson Blood Ocean, where Tang Qingshan and his crew were ranking up to the Martial Sacred Realm. If their whereabouts were exposed, it would grab the attention of the authorities of the Four Great Factions including Progenitor Wen Dao, placing them in great danger.
He must plan a trip there to provide his assistance to Tang Qingshan and his crew.
At that instant, a figure arrived at rapid speed.
The person was none other than Elder Wang, who snapped when he saw Qin Nan, "The royal palace is holding a feast. Everyone is there now, and you are the only one absent. What's the matter with you?"
Qin Nan rose from the ground wearing a wry smile, "Elder Wang, you know I'm never interested in stuff like that."
"You bet I do. I'm here to tell you good news." Elder Wang shook his head smiling before he straightened his face and said, "You're on the Hidden Dragon Ranking!"
"Hidden Dragon Ranking?"
Qin Nan was startled. What the hell is that?
"You've never heard of it before?" Elder Wang was surprised, before he spoke with a stern look, "The Hidden Dragon Ranking is a ranking put up by the Trading Alliance regarding the geniuses of the whole Eastern Continent! Its minimum requirement is an eighth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit and a cultivation below the Martial Sacred Realm! In simple words, you will find every genius of the Eastern Continent on there!"
This intrigued Qin Nan. The geniuses of the Eastern Continent huh?
He had spent most of his time at the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom so he had not had the chance to meet the geniuses from the other three factions. Besides, the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom had the least amount of geniuses among the Four Great Factions, and Di Fengyun was the only one with an eighth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit.
He was keen to see what rank he was placed on the Hidden Dragon Ranking with his current cultivation.
"There are forty-one geniuses on the ranking now, look at yours." Elder Wang waved his hand and threw a black badge with the shape of a pentagon into Qin Nan's hand.
Qin Nan inserted a stream of force of the Martial Highness Realm into it, causing it to emit a glow which turned into a screen.
On the screen were lines of words.
"Duan Qing, one with an eighth-grade Di ranked Martial Spirit from the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom. Skillful in Saber Arts and his current cultivation is the first-layer Martial Highness Realm. He is able to face a third-layer Martial Highness Realm opponent. During the recent crisis of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, he defeated Di Fengyun and turned the tables around, thus placing at rank number thirty-three!"
Qin Nan was astonished. The facts were almost accurate, apart from his strength. With the Demon God's Robe, he could totally eliminate an ordinary fourth-grade or fifth-grade Martial Highness Realm cultivator.
"Interesting, very interesting. It's exciting to see these many geniuses in the Eastern Continent!"
Qin Nan gathered his thoughts as his eyes turned fiery.
Even though the crisis at the Heaven-Worshipping Feast was intense, he did not really have the chance to face a real genius. As Di Fengyun's cultivation had reached the peak Martial Highness Realm, there was no way he could face him by himself due to the great difference in cultivation.
Now, with the Hidden Dragon Ranking, Qin Nan looked forward to encountering the geniuses of the Eastern Continent, causing the blood in his body to boil with the lust for battles!