Chapter 706 - Sorry to Keep You Waiting!
...Meanwhile, at the Sect Leader's Hall of the Dao-Seeking Mountain...
Progenitor Wen Dao sat at the leading position while the Leader and Vice-Leader of the Trading Alliance, the Vice-Leader of the Wanxiang Pavilion, the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird, the Sky-Scorching Emperor, the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise, Zhou Bihua, and the Dragon Abyss Tree in his human form sat beside him.
Normally, it was rare to see the Leader of the Trading Alliance here at the previous openings of the Dao-Seeking Treasure Vault, but due to the continuous failures that the Trading Alliance had gone through recently, he had decided to be there in person.
Meanwhile, various experts of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom were present to ensure Duan Qing's safety.
After all, they were currently at the Dao-Seeking Mountain, thus it would be extremely easy for Progenitor Wen Dao and his crew to kill Duan Qing with some dirty tricks.
Two screens were illuminated in the Sect Leader's Hall.
One of them was showing the battle between the participants that had joined the trial in the fifth batch. The second screen showed the situation on the Icy Dojo.
The Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird stared at Wu Hao and Zhu Hang's figures and wore a cold grin, "So, the two geniuses of the Dao-Seeking Mountain and Trading Alliance are working together and waiting for Duan Qing now? Are you not planning to let Duan Qing acquire the Dao-Seeking Badge?"
Due to its fast temper, it was straightforward with its words as well.
"Mm, you're right, they are waiting for Duan Qing, hehe."
Progenitor Wen Dao smirked.
The Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird got the first part right, but not the second part. They were not stopping Duan Qing from acquiring the Dao-Seeking Badge.
The Heavenly Fortunate Talisman is currently in Duan Qing's possession, thus they cannot allow him to grow any further. If Duan Qing dared to show himself, it gave them an excuse to send their geniuses to eliminate him.
The Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird's eyes coldened as it became quiet.
...Meanwhile, on the Icy Dojo...
Di Fengyun's crew realized that Wu Hao and Zhu Hang were both waiting for Duan Qing. It was highly possible that they were planning to target Duan Qing in the trial.
However, it would not be a problem since they had more people on their side assisting Duan Qing.
The previously empty Icy Dojo was soon crowded with people once again, resulting in a lively scene.
The crowd consisted of rogue cultivators and disciples of the Wanxiang Pavilion and the Trading Alliance. However, most of their attention was focused onto Sima Kong, Longhu, and Wu Hao's groups.
Everyone could easily tell that the atmosphere between these two groups was far from normal.
The sixth batch of participants was soon teleported away.
However, a while later, the dojo was crowded with cultivators once again.
"Damn, that asshole Qin Nan, why isn't he here yet…"
Longhu wore an unpleasant expression.
He now had a great reputation and a formidable status. His time was extremely precious!
At that instant, a terrifying aura approached the place.
The crowd was startled. The aura could be felt to be at the Undefeatable Martial Highness Realm, which was slightly stronger than Wu Hao's.
The crowd subconsciously turned their heads in the direction of the aura with astonished expressions.
"Tong Xingwei! It's Tong Xingwei! Why is he here!"
"I thought a genius like him would be granted the Dao-Seeking Badge without the need to take part in the trial! Why is he here!"
The person arriving wore a white robe and a pair of cold eyes. His light blue hair danced elegantly to the wind, the strange thing being that it felt like his hair was alive, and that it could easily strike and kill someone.
Di Fengyun's crew was stupefied seeing this too.
The third ranked among the five core disciples of the Dao-Seeking Mountain, ranked seventh on the Hidden Dragon Ranking, stronger than Yang Gong!
Wu Hao stepped forward with a respectful look. Zhu Hang brought his fists together too.
"Mm, tell me when Duan Qing arrives."
Tong Xingwei raised his head slightly and landed at the center of the Icy Dojo without taking a glance at them. He closed his eyes and his breathing became steady as if he had fallen asleep. However, a cold aura was emitted from his figure, causing the cultivators within twenty meters to shiver. They immediately stayed away from the area, leaving an empty space around him.
"Well, this guy knows how to act tough…"
Longhu said with a soft voice. Unlike Wu Hao, this Tong Xingwei was definitely not someone he wanted to mess with.
"What a surprise, the Dao-Seeking Mountain has even sent Tong Xingwei here to deal with Duan Qing."
Sima Kong murmured.
Di Fengyun and his crew collected their thoughts, causing them to wear troubled looks. They still stood a chance against Wu Hao and Zhu Hang, but with Tong Xingwei joining the battle, or if more geniuses from the Wanxiang Pavilion and the Dao-Seeking Mountain were to join the battle as well, there was no way they could survive.
As they had expected...
The ninth batch of participants entered the trial.
The tenth batch.
The twelfth batch.
The fifteenth batch.
As the twenty-ninth batch of participants entered the illusionary door, with Tong Xingwei, Wu Hao, and Zhu Hang leading, over thirty disciples of the Dao-Seeking Mountain, the Wanxiang Pavilion, and the Trading Alliance had gathered behind them, each with great talent and outstanding cultivations.
Despite the lack of formation, their presence alone gave Di Fengyun's crew a huge pressure.
"So many geniuses…"
Di Fengyun's crew could feel their foreheads become covered in cold sweat.
They had great confidence in Duan Qing, but they could not help but worry about Duan Qing's safety if a mixed battle were to take place against this many geniuses.
It was better for Duan Qing to be absent.
"Cough cough, Sima, maybe we shouldn't take part in this Dao-Seeking Treasure Vault thing?" Longhu said softly, completely losing his previous imperious manner.
Sima Kong's eyes were filled with disdain as he spoke, "Are you a chicken?"
Saying this, Sima Kong frowned. It was true that Qin Nan did not make it clear to him if he were planning to participate in the Dao-Seeking Treasure Vault. Judging from the circumstances, coming here was definitely not a wise decision.
Even if they managed to survive the first battle, they were currently at the Dao-Seeking Mountain, thus Progenitor Wen Dao and the others could easily target them.
"This is the final batch. Why isn't your Duan Qing here yet? Is he being a coward?" Zhu Hang stepped forward and snapped. He had entirely run out of patience after waiting for such a long time.
The faces of Wu Hao and the other geniuses had become cold too.
If Duan Qing chose not to show himself despite the preparations they had made and the time they spent waiting for him, it went without saying that none of them would feel pleasant.
In addition to them...
Progenitor Wen Dao and the others at the Sect Leader's Hall frowned too.
Did Duan Qing use some trick to sneak past them, or was he really scared to attend? That being said, they were not disappointed yet, as the setup was only a part of their conspiracy.
They had other plans even if Duan Qing did sneak past or chose not to show himself.
Meanwhile, the Sky-Scorching Emperor's group remained as calm as always.
At that instant, above the Icy Dojo...
A ray of light penetrated the sky like a meteor, accompanied by an overwhelming aura.
The geniuses were taken by surprise.
Even Tong Xingwei's eyes sprang open.
The aura was extremely terrifying!
"HAHA, sorry to keep you waiting!"
The person was none other than Qin Nan!
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