Chapter 75 - Assembly of the Warriors
Qin Nan’s group of three did not hesitate any longer, and proceeded toward the center of the island at full speed.
After three hours, they arrived at their destination.
At the center of the Island of Versatility, was a huge valley three miles wide; not a single tree could be seen, as if the valley was purposely prepared as an enormous stage.
Qin Nan withdrew his aura and said in a low tone, “Conceal your presence and blend into the crowd. Let’s see who’s here beforehand.”
Chu Yun and Xiao Leng nodded their head while they withdrew their aura. With their current cultivation, even a tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm expert would have a hard time detecting their presence.
Following this, Qin Nan’s group of three entered the valley.
As soon as they arrived, they saw many disciples standing in the valley chatting with each other.
At a rough estimation, it seemed like over two hundred disciples were gathered in the valley.
Qin Nan’s group of three hid among the two hundred plus disciples, and remained low-key. No one had identified who they were.
“Ling Zixiao really came prepared. Many geniuses have teamed up with him.” Chu Yun said with a low voice as soon as they entered the valley, an unpleasant expression on her face.
Ling Zixiao could be spotted among the two hundred plus disciples; he was wearing a fancy robe, and with a smile on his face, it gave him a gentlemanly appearance. He was like a gleaming star as the focus of everyone at the scene.
Besides that, the aura emitting from Ling Zixiao’s body was that of the tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm—incredibly powerful.
Furthermore, the most eye-catching thing was that there were around fifty talented disciples standing behind Ling Zixiao, with impressive cultivation bases; the lowest grade was the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm, while the highest had also reached the tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm.
It was obvious that Ling Zixiao had convinced these disciples to be his subordinates.
On the other side were those who preferred to be alone, or disciples who had formed their own groups.
Even though these disciples added up to give a count of over one hundred and sixty, they were still too weak standing before Ling Zixiao’s terrifying team; the difference between them was like fireflies competing against the stars of the galaxies—uncomparable.
Xiao Leng quickly glanced around, and his expression changed instantly, as he said, “That guy is Xiao Yunhe. He really is following Ling Zixiao now.”
After hearing this, Qin Nan followed Xiao Leng’s gaze and discovered a prideful young man standing behind Ling Zixiao; this young man was different than Ling Zixiao, who had no intention of concealing his aura and proudly presented his cultivation of the tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm.
This man was the one who gathered all the disciples by controlling the monsters, the first rank among the top ten geniuses: Xiao Yunhe.
At that moment, Chu Yun inhaled deeply and said, “I never expected even Duan Muyang, third among the top ten geniuses, and Wang Chu and Luo Jianhao, sixth and seventh among the top ten geniuses, would all have submitted themselves to Ling Zixiao.”
Qin Nan squinted his eyes and straightened his face after hearing these words.
He quickly scanned the group of people gathered around Ling Zixiao, and immediately discovered three young men with powerful auras emitting from their bodies; Duan Muyang—who was ranked third among the top ten geniuses—had reached the ninth-layer Body Tempering Realm.
As for Wang Chu and Luo Jianhao—they both reached the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm.
Including Xiao Yunhe, there were now four among the top ten geniuses who had submitted themselves to Ling Zixiao.
Even if Ling Zixiao did not recruit the fifty disciples, with the help of these four geniuses, no one among the disciples at the scene would dare to oppose and go against him.
At that instant, Chu Yun and Xiao Leng’s hearts dropped heavily.
Despite the fact that they’d predicted Ling Zixiao would come prepared facing all the disciples, they did not expect him to bring such a terrifying force.
The two instinctively glanced at Qin Nan.
Qin Nan’s expression remained calm as always, as he said in a low voice, “There’s no need to talk now. Let’s wait quietly here, and eavesdrop on their conversation to gather some intel.”
Upon hearing this, Chu Yun and Xiao Leng could not help but let out a wry smile. From his words, they could tell that Qin Nan had no intention of retreating even after witnessing the terrifying group that Ling Zixiao had assembled.
Following this, the two nodded their heads helplessly and kept quiet.
Meanwhile, many disciples had arrived from all directions. In less than an hour’s time, the number of disciples in the valley had reached around two hundred and sixty. Almost every single newly recruited disciple of the Mystic Spirit Sect had arrived.
With these many disciples—these many geniuses—it was definitely going to be an exciting gathering for all the warriors, with intense competition.
The valley turned noisy as the disciples began to chat with each other.
“Tsk, tsk. This Ling Zixiao is indeed impressive. He subdued Xiao Yunhe and gathered all the disciples on the Trial of Versatility here with his Martial Spirit.
“Hehe, gathering all the disciples is not the most impressive thing about Ling Zixiao. Take a look at the disciples behind him. Four of the top ten geniuses, and the others are all incredibly talented, with cultivation reaching the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm, the seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm…”
“I agree with your words, brother. With such an incredible and terrifying force like what Ling Zixiao has assembled, even Huang Long would not dare to compete with him.”
“Ay? Who cares about it? Does anyone know how many pieces Ling Zixiao has gotten his hands on?”
“From what I’ve heard, he has gathered four pieces of the map, with the last one remaining.”
“Only one remaining? It looks like the final showdown of the Trial of Versatility will be starting soon. We’ll soon know who is the first ranked of this Trial of Versatility.”
After hearing the discussions among the disciples, Qin Nan began to understand the current situation.
Four pieces of the map have been collected, so the one I have is the final piece?
In the meantime, one of the disciples mentioned Qin Nan; “Eh, do you guys think that trashy Qin Nan would be here?”
“HAHAHA, are you talking nonsense? Of course that trash would not dare to come here, do you still think we are at the White Jade Dojo?”
“Heh, you are right. That guy dares to be so smug at the White Jade Dojo only because of the sect rules prohibiting battles among the disciples. If he dares to come here today, I’m afraid Senior Brother Ling Zixiao’s troops would crush him into pieces.”
“Hehe, you forgot something too; Senior Brother Ling Zixiao’s troop was not the only one planning to kill that trashy Qin Nan. There are many disciples—including me—who have the same thoughts too. If Qin Nan dares to come, I will be the first one to slay him.”
After hearing the comments, Chu Yun and Xiao Leng instinctively glanced at Qin Nan, smilingly in a weird way.
It seems like these disciples still think Qin Nan was just a fifth-layer Body Tempering Realm trash. How could they know this Qin Nan they are talking about had recently slain Childe Gloomy Rage, the fourth-ranked among the top ten geniuses?
Qin Nan gave a calm smile without saying anything. He secretly took note of the appearances of these disciples.
However, at that instant, a disciple who was few meters away from Qin Nan’s group of three glimpsed them unintentionally. He was stunned for a moment, before rubbing his eyes and looking again. He then said in an unbelieving tone, “You’re Qin Nan? You dared to come?”
Although his voice was not loud, it was like an incredibly sudden strike of thunder happened among the chitchat of the disciples.
At that moment, the whole place went quiet as if death had descended, bringing an abnormal silence.
Everyone immediately looked in Qin Nan’s direction, with doubtful expressions appearing in their eyes.
Qin Nan is here?