Chapter 670 - Up He Goes
At that instant, the eyes of the cultivators and the authorities flickered with excitement.
Looking for a chance to alter their destiny? Looking for treasures?
Take the Heaven-Ascending Stairs!
The cultivators auras became murderous with an obvious lust for battle as countless thoughts crossed their mind. Meanwhile, many cultivators jealously glanced at the fifteen participants in particular.
The thing that was related to the Heavenly Fortune Talisman must be something very useful!
"The Heavenly Fortune Talisman is mine!"
"Whoever dares to stop me, I'll annihilate your entire clan!"
Thousands of cultivators sprang toward the stairs ferociously as if they had been lit on fire.
Qin Nan stomped on the ground magnificently.
He glanced at Tang Qingshan, Peak Leader Duanmu, and the rest. With the protection of the half-Monarch Weapon, Peak Leader Duanmu and the other two Peak Leaders would not have any problem overcoming the Tribulation. As for Tang Qingshan who had triggered the rare phenomenon of the Tribulation, even the half-Monarch Weapon would not be able to protect him when the giant thunderous sword slashed downward.
It would be extremely difficult for him to overcome the Tribulation safely to rank up to the Martial Sacred Realm.
"Senior, I wish you the best…"
The thought crossed his mind as he set his foot onto the Heaven-Ascending Stairs together with the other cultivators.
At that instant, a tremendous force was poured onto his figure like an ocean.
Qin Nan was taken by surprise. The Phoenix Soul-Consuming Fire burned rapidly in his body to resist the force. Despite that, his inner organs were slightly injured from the impact.
"This Heaven-Ascending Stairs is nothing simple indeed!"
Qin Nan turned his head around.
Cries of agony could be heard as many cultivators who were not cautious enough were knocked flying by the tremendous force instantly, while the others' faces turned pale.
Qin Nan let out a breath and moved his feet upward taking one step at a time.
As he thought, each step he took caused the pressure to grow, which reminded Qin Nan of his experience at the Triple Door of the Qinglong Sacred Area. Similarly, the difficulty of advancing forward increased with each step he took. However, the difference for the Heaven-Ascending Stairs was that one only needed a strong enough cultivation to ascend to the top!
"The Heaven-Ascending Stairs has ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine steps. If I'm planning to reach it within the period it takes three incense sticks to burn, I will need to use a significant amount of the force of the Martial Highness Realm, which means I won't be having much strength left once I reach the top…"
Qin Nan's eyes glittered.
He had now arrived at the thirtieth step. However, he halted his movements. If he failed to come up with a better plan, it would serve as a great loss if someone managed to arrive at the top and grab the scroll before him!
BANG! BANG! BANG!
At that instant, nine figures stood out among the cultivators, who instantly dashed upward like arrows being fired.
They were Gong Yang, Zhao Fang, Jiang Bilan, the Lone Eagle, Zhu Hang—and slightly behind them—Guo Nu, Qiu Ji, and a few other rogue cultivators.
They had reached the hundredth step and continued to move forward.
Various mystical glows were emitted from their figures, causing them to look like nine brilliant stars, slowly leaving the crowd behind.
Outside the Ancient Battlefield, the authorities secretly exclaimed upon seeing this.
The Heaven-Ascending Stairs was extremely difficult. Luckily, they had sent geniuses like Gong Yang beforehand. Otherwise, their faction would have a hard time competing for the treasures!
Meanwhile, the faces of the Sky-Scorching Emperor and his crew became gloomy.
They had already found Qin Nan among the cultivators. But what was Qin Nan doing? Why did he stop moving all of a sudden?
"This isn't good!"
The rogue cultivators behind the leading geniuses were startled seeing this, who uttered roars and boosted their speed. In the blink of an eye, ten other cultivators had passed Qin Nan.
"Qin Nan, what are you doing?" Gong Yang and Zhao Fang transmitted their voices.
"Don't worry, go ahead. I can do it myself!"
Qin Nan replied. He had no interest in the Heavenly Fortune Talisman. As for the scroll, it was related to the right arm of the Divine God of Battle, thus it was only meaningful if he were to get it himself!
"Demon God's Robe!
"Martial Highness Crystal, let's go!"
Qin Nan's gaze became extremely sharp, as if a godly sword had been drawn out from its sheath.
He had initially planned to preserve his strength and solely rely on his flesh and ancient Martial Skills to ascend the stairs. However, he could not care less now!
His first priority now was to reach the top!
The Demon God's Robe glowed brightly, causing the surrounding pressure around Qin Nan to reduce significantly.
Qin Nan sprang upward with a kick.
He managed to skip ten steps in a row easily, as if the pressure was gone.
The change in difficulty gave Qin Nan a great shock.
What just happened? How was his body able to move upward so easily all of a sudden? Why did it feel like the pressure was gone? Was it because of the Demon God's Robe?
"That's not right, the Demon God's Robe is still heavily damaged now, thus I still can't utilize its full power. It must be the Martial Highness Crystal…"
Qin Nan soon reacted. His eyes flickered with astonishment.
He suddenly recalled that previously at the Black Hand City of the Qinglong Sacred Area, when he had first given birth to his extraordinary Nascent Soul, his cultivation had no longer been restricted by the forbidding aura of the place.
Similarly, it seemed like the terrifying suppression of the Heaven-Ascending Stairs had no effect on his Martial Highness Crystal.
"If that's the case...hehe…"
Qin Nan wore a smirk as he kicked the ground and charged forward!
A deafening explosion took place on the stairs, which gave many cultivators a great fright and caused them to turn around.
They were completely dumbfounded by the sight before them.
They could only see Qin Nan's figure going straight up the stairs at an outstanding speed.
One hundred steps!
In just less than half a breath, he had reached the two hundredth step, and was only a short distance away from Gong Yang and the others.
Meanwhile, outside the Ancient Battlefield, the joyful expressions on the faces of Progenitor Wen Dao and the others were replaced with blank faces.
What the hell was going on?
Who was that guy? Even if he had a strong cultivation, there was no way he could ascend the stairs at such a terrifying pace!
"Great job, Qin Nan!"
The Sky-Scorching Emperor and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise were excited seeing this.
Qin Nan never ceased to amaze them!
...Meanwhile, on the Heaven-Ascending Stairs...
Qin Nan reached the two hundred and fifty-first step and stopped for a moment to catch his breath, before kicking the ground once again.
The explosion shocked the crowd once again.
Even Gong Yang, Jiang Bilan, and the others turned toward the direction of the explosion.
As soon as they turned their heads, they immediately saw a figure dashing upward like a breeze that overtook them in the blink of an eye!