Chapter 678 - Qingshan Undergoes the Tribulation
...Meanwhile, in the Ancient Battlefield, on the altar...
Zhu Hang and the rest of the cultivators had their eyes wide open, filled with disbelief. Despite them all working together, they had allowed Duan Qing and his helper to survive for the period it took an incense to burn!
The thought alone was unbelievable!
"What is Madam Heavenly Fortune planning to do now?"
Qin Nan glanced at the illusionary figure.
Now that he had survived past the time limit, he had claimed possession of the Heavenly Fortune Talisman. However, how was she going to ensure his safety? Was she going to withdraw the barrier and involve the authorities too?
The illusionary figure stood at the center of the altar facing the cultivators and the authorities outside the barrier.
"Everyone, the trial for the Heavenly Fortunate Talisman has come to an end. I will no longer interfere with what will happen next. However, these four are still undergoing their Tribulations after acquiring the successions. Therefore, you will have to wait...Once the Tribulation has ended, the Crimson Blood Ocean will retain its peacefulness!"
The words brought astonishment to the crowd.
Was the illusionary figure asking them all to sit and watch Tang Qingshan and his crew overcoming their Tribulation?
The illusionary figure flicked her finger and fired a tremendous force from its tip.
The force encapsulated the figures of Qin Nan and the others on the altar and dragged them to the Ancient Battlefield where the rogue cultivators were. However, they had yet to regain control of their bodies, thus they were unable to move, talk, or unleash their power.
Cracks appeared on the Heaven-Ascending Stairs as it slowly vanished.
The same thing happened to the altar. However, before the altar completely disappeared, the illusionary figure gave Qin Nan a thoughtful look.
If someone were to glance down from above, they would witness an astonishing sight.
The Ancient Battlefield was covered by an illuminating barrier, which prevented the authorities such as Progenitor Wen Dao, the Leader of the Trading Alliance, etc. from entering. They could only stand outside the barrier and watch.
Within the barrier, thousands of cultivators including Qin Nan raised their heads looking at the rift above the Ancient Battlefield. Within the gap were two half-Monarch Weapons emitting mystical glows to assist Tang Qingshan, Peak Leader Duanmu, Peak Leader Zhang, and Peak Leader Luo in overcoming their Tribulation!
"Madam Heavenly Fortune has given Senior Tang Qingshan and his crew a great opportunity!"
Qin Nan's eyes flickered with excitement.
There would always be a grand occasion when a powerful presence was being born.
Now, this was the grand occasion.
Formidable authorities and talented geniuses were present.
They had all gathered here to witness the Tribulation!
Apart from Qin Nan, many among the crowd had the same thought too. Despite their unwillingness, there was nothing they could do except observe the process quietly!
...Outside the Ancient Battlefield...
The Leader of the Trading Alliance transmitted his voice to Progenitor Wen Dao and the Leader of the Wanxiang Pavilion, "Everyone, once Tang Qingshan and his crew are done with their Tribulations, the barrier will disappear, and we will have the chance to capture Duan Qing!"
The eyes of Progenitor Wen Dao and the Leader of the Wanxiang Pavilion sparkled.
The Heavenly Fortune Talisman was incredibly precious. There was no way that they would let Duan Qing keep it for free. If Duan Qing managed to alter his destiny at the Heavenly Fortune Path and emerged as a terrifying genius, what would they do?
"When the time comes, we shall attack together. The Sky-Scorching Emperor and his crew won't be able to stop us! Of course, since I'm the one suggesting this, if you are willing to lend a hand, I'll repay your debt with something good…"
The Leader of the Trading Alliance continued.
This time, Progenitor Wen Dao and the Leader of the Trading Alliance nodded and agreed without hesitation.
With the promised rewards and their mutual goal of trying to suppress Duan Qing, why would they hesitate?
While the three authorities were having their discussion, the Sky-Scorching Emperor was also communicating with the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise.
"The other three factions won't let Duan Qing keep the Heavenly Fortune Talisman. We need to ensure his safety at all cost…" The Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird spoke.
The Sky-Scorching Emperor nodded his head and sent out a message.
At that instant, a tense atmosphere was formed between the authorities, like the calm before a great storm. The Sky-Scorching Emperor, the Leader of the Trading Alliance, Progenitor Wen Dao, and the Leader of the Wanxiang Pavilion smilingly chatted with one another even though they clearly knew what everyone was thinking.
That being said, the conspiracy would only take place after Tang Qingshan and his crew were done with the Tribulation!
...Inside the rift above the Ancient Battlefield...
Under the gaze of the cultivators and the authorities...
BANG BANG BANG!
Lightning rays struck downward ferociously.
Peak Leader Duanmu, Peak Leader Zhang, and Peak Leader Luo began to emit powerful auras from their bodies. With the assistance of the half-Monarch Weapon, they continued to resist the force of the Tribulation.
A sacred glow could be seen bursting out from their figures.
It was a sign that they were about to overcome the Tribulation!
In contrast, Tang Qingshan's situation was completely different.
The giant thunderous sword continued to slash at his figure, as if a sword saint was throwing out slashes continuously.
Cracks began to appear on the surface of the half-Monarch Weapon under Tang Qingshan's feet, causing its glow to dim.
"At this rate, Senior won't be able to overcome the Tribulation successfully…"
Qin Nan's heart sank.
Previously, he had only been able to achieve the Law-Defying Martial Dominator Realm with Sacred Leader Qinglong's help. Meanwhile, Tang Qingshan only had a half-Monarch Weapon to rely on. Once the weapon was destroyed, what else could he do?
The strength of the rare phenomenon would instantly crush Tang Qingshan into pieces.
At that instant, the thunderous sword suddenly struck the center of the half-Monarch Weapon, where cracks were formed before the weapon completely shattered into pieces.
Following a loud collision, under the crowd's gaze, the half-Monarch Weapon was destroyed.
Tang Qingshan's figure floated in the air with the thunderous sword hanging above him, like an ant facing a giant. If the sword was flung at him, he would surely die!
"He's going to fail his Tribulation!"
At that instant, the thought crossed the minds of the authorities and the cultivators.