Chapter 671 - Bullying Zhu Hang
Currently, Gong Yang, Zhao Fang, Jiang Bilan, and the others had reached the three hundredth step.
Qin Nan was at the three hundred and thirty-first step.
The geniuses were left in shock.
In particular was Zhu Hang, whose mouth was wide open and whose face was filled with disbelief.
They would not be flabbergasted if Duan Qing had progressed so far at a normal speed. However, the fact was that the pace he had taken to reach there was far too quick! It was completely unbelievable!
It seemed like the pressure from the Heaven-Ascending Stairs was a non-factor to him!
How did he do that?
"It's Duan Qing!"
"He's only an eighth-layer Martial Highness. How does he have such an outstanding speed!"
The rogue cultivators behind the leading geniuses were dumbfounded.
Meanwhile, Progenitor Wen Dao and the other authorities outside the Ancient Battlefield were wearing shocked expressions as well.
The sight alone was too ridiculous.
"Who's that guy? Why does he have such an insane speed?" Progenitor Wen Dao blurted out with an unpleasant look.
He had no idea such a genius existed in the Eastern Continent!
Even though Duan Qing was quite famous due to his achievement at the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, great authorities like Progenitor Wen Dao, the Leader of the Wanxiang Pavilion, etc. would seldom pay attention to the geniuses below the top fifteenth ranked on the Hidden Dragon Ranking.
"That's Duan Qing from the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom…"
The Leader of the Trading Alliance's face became dark.
This Duan Qing had been interfering with the Trading Alliance's plans a few times in a row!
Hearing this, Progenitor Wen Dao and the others immediately recalled that Duan Qing was referred to as the top genius of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom.
"Sorry about that."
Being aware of the crowd's gaze, the Sky-Scorching Emperor brought his hands together and said.
Progenitor Wen Dao and the others could feel their lips twitching as they clenched their fists tightly. If this Duan Qing were able to retain his pace and reach the top before everyone else, he might actually acquire the Heavenly Fortune Talisman...
...Meanwhile, in the Ancient Battlefield, Heaven-Ascending Stairs...
Qin Nan halted his movements suddenly and glanced at Zhu Hang. The grin on his face grew broader.
A sudden thought crossed his mind.
Unlike him, the others were restricted by the Heaven-Ascending Stairs, thus they only had half of their strength now!
"Duan Qing, what are you doing?"
Zhu Hang was shocked as if he was aware of Qin Nan's intentions.
At that instant, Qin Nan immediately made his move and lashed out a kick in Zhu Hang's direction.
"Down you go!"
The force of the Martial Highness Realm in Qin Nan's body was fully unleashed, which produced a powerful gust that collided with Zhu Hang's figure.
Zhu Hang's face turned pale as several glows of defensive Emperor Weapons were emitted. Even the Sacred Weapon in his body was unleashed to give him an outstanding protection.
A loud explosion took place.
Zhu Hang could only feel the kick was as heavy as a mountain, like a kick from an ancient giant elephant. Even with the defense of the Sacred Weapon, his figure was knocked backward straight away.
The impact caused him to take tens of steps backward!
The authorities and the cultivators were stupefied.
What was going on?
What was Duan Qing doing? Why was he attacking Zhu Hang instead of making his way to the altar?
Besides, why did Zhu Hang seem so weak when Duan Qing lashed out a kick at him?
Zhu Hang could feel his blood churning around inside his body, leaving his eyes with a glint of astonishment.
From the short confrontation, he instantly came to a realization.
The pressure from the Heaven-Ascending Stairs had no effect on Duan Qing!
A figure swiftly descended from above, which turned out to be Qin Nan lashing out another kick at him.
Zhu Hang's face turned pale. The Sacred Weapon unleashed its power once again.
He finally understood now!
This Duan Qing was abusing the fact that he was not restricted by the pressure to knock him down the Heaven-Ascending Stairs so that the other cultivators could overtake him!
BANG! BANG! BANG!
A series of explosions took place.
The authorities and the crowd witnessed how Zhu Hang was constantly knocked downward all the way from the three hundredth step to the twentieth step, placing him last among the cultivators, and that was still not the end of it.
"HAHAHA! This Duan Qing is picking on Zhu Hang!"
"Tsk tsk, I wonder what's the deal between them. This is great though. Let's make use of the chance to make our way to the altar!"
The cultivators became energetic upon collecting their thoughts, as their speed skyrocketed once again.
Gong Yang and Zhao Fang could feel their lips twitching. They could not imagine how Zhu Hang was feeling right now. They then shook their heads. Qin Nan surely had great confidence judging from his actions. Thus, they should focus on ascending the stairs.
...Meanwhile, at the bottom of the stairs...
The pressure from the Heaven-Ascending Stairs was significantly weaker at the twentieth step.
"HAHAHA! Zhu Hang, I won't be keeping you company any longer!"
Qin Nan burst out laughing and went up the stairs like a ferocious gust. He soon reached the three hundredth step once again.
"Duan QIng! I'll kill you!"
Zhu Hang almost vomited blood, who clenched his teeth with bloodshot eyes. He unleashed his cultivation again and sprang upward with his full power.
Meanwhile, Gong Yang and the others had reached the five hundredth step, while the remaining cultivators had reached the three hundredth step.
He couldn't fall too far behind!
Zhu Hang uttered a roar as a Sacred Weapon appeared behind him floating in the air while unleashing a great power that boosted his speed. Initially, he had been planning to use the Sacred Weapon until he reached the fifty thousandth step.
He was keeping it for the element of surprise!
Beyond his expectations, that asshole Duan Qing kicked him down from the stairs.
Three hundred steps were nothing for Zhu Hang who had unleashed his Sacred Weapon. He soon arrived after a few breaths.
However, as he set his foot onto the three hundred and first step.
A figure suddenly arrived before him with a smile.
It was none other than Qin Nan.
"Down you go!"
Zhu Hang could feel his vision darken as a strong force was directed toward him.
"Duan Qing, you…"
Zhu Hang was enraged and panicked.
This guy was doing it again!
Before he could release the raging roar in his heart, the powerful blow struck his figure and knocked him twenty steps down the stairs despite the defense he had put up.
Qin Nan did not continue attacking him, but moved upward instead.
Zhu Hang who was busy setting up his defense was startled.
Wasn't this Duan Qing going to knock him down to the bottom?
Did he give up?
Zhu Hang let out a sigh of relief. Since Duan Qing could ignore the pressure, if he kept on picking on him, it would be extremely difficult for him to reach the top within the time limit.
However, a calm voice could be heard coming from above.
"Zhu Hang… I'll be waiting for you on the fifty thousandth step."
Hearing this, Zhu Hang felt his knees softening, which almost caused him to drop to the ground.
This Duan Qing was obviously picking on him!