Chapter 669 - The Heaven-Ascending Stairs
In Qin Nan's Divine Sense, an old figure appeared with a gentle smile on his face.
Even if he were no longer alive, his appearance had never changed.
"This is only a stream of my remaining will, which will appear when you meet Madam Heavenly Fortune," Sacred Leader Qinglong gently said, "I was the one who asked her to keep the scroll for me."
"It was you?"
Qin Nan was startled.
The old woman had mentioned that she was entrusted to keep the scroll.
Did that mean that Sacred Leader Qinglong already knew that he would be coming to the Crimson Blood Ocean? Why hadn't he personally handed him the scroll instead?
"Then…" Before Qin Nan could say anything, Sacred Leader Qinglong's deep-looking eyes appeared to have read his mind, who let out a calm smile and said, "As the owner of the Divine Battle Spirit, the body parts of the Divine God of Battle are waiting for you as you continue your cultivation journey. For example, the left eye had guided you to the Longhu Mountain Range, and almost devoured you, and I had been waiting patiently at the Qinglong Sacred Area."
Qin Nan immediately came to a realization upon hearing this.
"And now, you will find the whereabouts of the right arm in the scroll. Qin Nan, keep this in mind, if you're planning to acquire the right arm of the Divine God of Battle, you will have to work hard for it…"
Sacred Leader Qinglong's figure became blurry as he spoke.
"Take care of yourself."
His figure completely vanished at the end.
Qin Nan blurted out. However, this time, the Sacred Leader was truly gone.
"Sacred Leader…" Qin Nan exclaimed, before his gaze became determined as he mumbled, "Don't worry! I'll definitely find the right arm! I'll get the scroll!"
The Divine Battle Spirit, and the flesh of the Divine God of Battle—how great was the opportunity he had been given?
Any chance of altering his destiny was incomparable to it!
Therefore, he would not allow himself to let the Divine God of Battle down!
...Meanwhile, outside the barrier of the Ancient Battlefield...
Several rifts were summoned as magnificent figures with terrifying auras stepped out from the gaps, including the Sky-Scorching Emperor, the Leaders of the Wanxiang Pavilion and the Trading Alliance, and Progenitor Wen Dao!
The four great authorities of the Eastern Continent had arrived in person!
The rogue cultivators on the Ancient Battlefield immediately raised their heads after detecting the formidable presences. Their eyes glittered upon seeing the arrival of the figures. They had never expected the significant authorities of the Four Great Factions would be attracted here to the Crimson Blood Ocean. On second thought however, it was reasonable for them to be here with the Heavenly Fortune Talisman being in the picture.
"They are here as expected…"
Qin Nan raised his head looking at the crowd outside the barrier with glistening eyes. However, he soon redirected his focus onto the altar. He could not help Tang Qinshan and his crew with their Tribulation. The only thing he could do now, and must do was to get the scroll!
The Sky-Scorching Emperor scanned the Ancient Battlefield and swiftly communicated with the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise and the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird.
He had already known the details prior to his arrival, thus he did not seem to be too shocked.
"Young Qin Nan is still in there. I believe his cultivation is around the eighth-layer Martial Highness Realm by now, thus he won't have trouble facing Zhu Hang and the other geniuses. It's all up to him now to compete for the Heavenly Fortunate Talisman and the will of the two Martial Progenitors…"
The Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise said.
The Sky-Scorching Emperor and the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird nodded their heads. They were aware of Tang Qingshan and his crew's situation, but it was too early for them to make their decision now, thus they could only wait patiently.
The Leaders of the Trading Alliance and the Wanxiang Pavilion seemed to be communicating with each other two with glittering eyes. That being said, there was nothing they could do for the time being as they were unable to communicate with Zhu Hang, Zhao Fang, and the others inside the barrier.
They were in the same position as the Sky-Scorching Emperor—they had to wait patiently!
Meanwhile, Progenitor Wen Dao had an unpleasant expression on his face.
This goddamned Tang Qingshan was here at the Crimson Blood Ocean and had found himself such a great fortunate encounter!
"Progenitor, what should we…"
Elder Yang of the Wendao Elders blurted out.
"There's nothing we can do now, just wait!" Progenitor Wen Dao's voice was filled with an icy murderous intent as he continued, "Once this is over, we will target Yang Qingshan at all costs! Then use him to find Qin Nan's whereabouts. If they rank up to the Martial Sacred Realm and have some ways to escape, tell the other factions to help as well!"
The Wendao Elders nodded their heads.
"Of course, that's not the first priority. Most importantly, we must get the Heavenly Fortune Talisman. If Yang Gong manages to get them, we must protect him at all costs…" Progenitor Wen Dao commanded.
Under the current circumstances!
All other personal grudges and plans no longer mattered.
The authorities of the Four Great Factions were only hoping that the geniuses from their factions could acquire the succession.
Within the rift at the Ancient Battlefield, the illusionary figure continued to explain, "Now, let's talk about how you can acquire these rewards…"
The words immediately grabbed the attention of the cultivators and the authorities, leaving a stern look on their face.
"It's very simple." The illusionary figure raised her hand and pointed at the stairs consisting of ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine steps, "This is the Heaven-Ascending Stairs. You can come to the altar with it. The time limit is three incense sticks.
"Once you arrive at the altar, you will find the three treasures here. It's all up to you now if you want the treasures. Of course, everyone has a chance to participate. Initially, I was only planning to pick five of you through the elimination phase, but to my surprise, the impact from these kids' Tribulation was too powerful."
"For the fifteen cultivators who are left in the elimination phase, you've done a great job coming this far. Therefore, I've got a small gift for each of you, so it'll be easier for you to obtain the Heavenly Fortunate Talisman…"
The illusionary figure on the altar raised her hand and flicked her finger.
Fifteen mystical glows were fired downward and entered the foreheads of the participants in the blink of an eye.
Qin Nan's figure shuddered, as he immediately observed his body.
He found the outline of a talisman in his Divine Sense, which was similar to the appearance of the Heavenly Fortune Talisman.
"According to the old woman, all I have to do is ascend the steps, reach the altar, and fight for the treasures?"
He was quite confused. What did this talisman in his Divine Sense do? Why would it make acquiring the Heavenly Fortunate Talisman easier?
"Let's start! Kids, if you're planning to alter your destiny, show me what you've got!"
The voice of the illusionary figure was no longer hoarse, but sharp.
The ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine steps from the altar began to glow brilliantly as if they were connected to the Heavens, thus allowing anyone to ascend the Heavens through the stairs!