Chapter 776 - A Month's Time
"Qin Nan, the White Tiger is still alive, I'll go save it!" Princess Miao Miao shouted and leapt into the water carrying Mu Mu on her back.
Fortunately, the Skyhowl White Tiger was currently a statue, thus it was able to survive the attack. If it still possessed its flesh, it would possibly be dead by now.
Meanwhile, the Sky-Scorching Emperor and his crew were infuriated. They immediately executed terrifying attacks, devouring the figure of the Flying Alligator Progenitor.
"Ancient Alligator Tearing the Sky!"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor smirked scornfully and raised his sharp claws slashing at the crowd.
A terrifying sharp glow was unleashed that slashed the space in half, as if it could tear apart any living thing in the world!
The crowd was startled, who immediately reacted to defend themselves. Despite that, their figures were still knocked backward.
He has the strength of the Martial Progenitor Realm after all!
On the other hand, their cultivations were only at the peak Martial Sacred Realm. None of them had reached the Undefeatable or Law-Defying Martial Sacred Realm, thus they were no match against the strongest attack of the Flying Alligator Progenitor.
"Kid, you should give up now!"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor turned toward Qin Nan and reached out his hand to grab at him with a greedy grin.
The golden seal was no longer his only target. He was aiming for the succession of the Heavenly Fortune Path and the secrets of Qin Nan's left arm and left eye!
His instincts were telling him that once he acquired them, he could definitely alter his destiny and become a formidable Martial Monarch in the Middle Continent!
"The Art of the Kingdom Protecting Black Tortoise!"
"The Art of the Immortal Vermilion Bird!"
At that instant, the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise arrived before Qin Nan with an incredible speed, using their flesh to shield Qin Nan from the attack.
Qin Nan was startled.
"You two mere animals dare to disobey my will!"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor was extremely infuriated. His attack had been blocked by an animal a moment ago, and now two other animals were planning to do the same thing. Without hesitation, he immediately executed the attack Ancient Alligator Tearing the Sky, as his claws slashed downward ferociously with countless phantoms.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
The figures of the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise shuddered violently from the impact. Wounds began to appear on their surfaces, causing blood to splatter everywhere. However, their figures remained stationary and did not take a step backward!
"Qin Nan is someone from our Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, we won't let you take him!"
In the midst of their pain, the two beasts uttered raging roars, causing the glows being emitted from their bodies to grow even stronger.
"Damn it, these two bastards. Why are their defenses so tough!"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor burst out cursing.
Normally, he would not be bothered by two mere beasts, but as his time was running out, there was no way he could break through their defense and capture Qin Nan in time.
"Does that mean I can't even catch a mere imbecile from the Eastern Continent?"
The face of the Flying Alligator Progenitor became exceedingly dark.
If he failed to capture Qin Nan this time, he would serve as a great trouble in the near future due to his outstanding potential. As such, he would end up bringing disaster to their Wuliang Mountain.
"Master! If you can't capture Qin Nan, perhaps you can target those two females! They are extremely important to Qin Nan, thus it would definitely work if you threatened Qin Nan with their lives!" At that instant, Mu Fengsha, who was staying a distance away, immediately transmitted his voice to the Flying Alligator Progenitor after analyzing the situation.
Mu Fengsha had taken his time to understand Qin Nan, thus he was well aware that he was a man who valued loyalty to his friends and companions.
That being said, even if the lives of the two females failed to threaten Qin Nan, he would definitely capture Princess Miao Miao for his own pleasure!
"Mm? That sounds like a plan!"
The troubled look on the Flying Alligator Progenitor's face was instantly replaced with a hideous grin.
"I did not expect you idiots of the Eastern Continent would be able to force me to go this far. I shall reveal my true strength today! Eat this!"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor suddenly sprang into the sky while emitting a terrifying aura that encapsulated the crowd.
It was as if he were going to execute his strongest attack!
The Sky-Scorching Emperor and the rest of the experts wore stern looks on their faces, unwilling to ease their focus.
"Ancient Alligator Tearing the——"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor uttered a loud roar as he reached out with his claws upward. Prior to the execution, he suddenly changed his actions and grabbed toward the ocean with his left hand.
The sudden change was too quick for the experts to react to.
The Sky-Scorching Emperor and his crew held their breaths.
"Princess! He's aiming for the Princess and Mu Mu! Seniors, stop him. You have to stop him!" Qin Nan could feel his heart being pounded by a hammer as he burst out yelling.
The Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise immediately collected their thoughts and dashed forward.
However, it was too late.
The Flying Alligator Progenitor reached out his hand at lightning speed and grabbed the figures of Princess Miao Miao and Mu Mu. Following this, he opened his mouth and spat out some sort of restricting aura onto their figures, hindering their movements.
Qin Nan's eyes widened.
"Stop your attacks if you don't want them to die!" The Flying Alligator Progenitor scanned the crowd with a hideous smirk and shouted.
The figures of the Sky-Scorching Emperor and his crew stiffened as they halted their attacks.
They clearly knew the relationship between Qin Nan and Princess Miao Miao.
The battle on the ocean instantly calmed down.
Seeing this, the Flying Alligator Progenitor was relieved and burst out laughing, "HAHAHA, Qin Nan you piece of shit, listen carefully! I now don't have the time to deal with you! But, I'll be waiting for you at the Great Ceremony of the Wuliang Mountain that will take place in a month. If you don't come, they will die!"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor clenched his claw.
The faces of Princess Miao Miao and Mu Mu were filled with agony.
"Qin...Nan...don't listen to him...I'm...fine…" The Princess endured the pain and transmitted her voice to Qin Nan.
The experts of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom were furious, but they did not dare to move.
Flames of fury burst out from Qin Nan's eyes, but he was well aware that he should not do anything on impulse at this moment. He clenched his teeth and said, "Flying Alligator Progenitor, I promise you. I'll surely visit the Wuliang Mountain in a month's time! However, if you dare to harm them, don't ever think about getting your hands on my possessions!"
"HAHAHA, I'm looking forward to seeing you!"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor uttered a laugh and grabbed Mu Fengsha's figure before summoning a rift to leave the place.
His time was up, thus it was time for them to leave.
The Sky-Scorching Emperor and his crew were extremely furious and troubled. They had initially had the chance to delay the battle until the Flying Alligator Progenitor was forced to withdraw to the Middle Continent, but they could no longer do anything now!
As for Qin Nan, he had clenched his fists so tightly that his nails began to pierce into his palms.
"You mere imbeciles of the Eastern Continent dare to look at me like that! Here is a great gift for you all before I take my leave!"
The Flying Alligator Progenitor smirked and opened his mouth wide seeing the crowd's reaction.
"Ancient Alligator Phantom Dancers!"
A giant light orb was spat out from his mouth, which exploded above the crowd, producing countless illusionary figures of the ancient alligator that charged murderously toward each of the experts.
The crowd was left in awe, as they had initially thought that the battle was over. They immediately responded by resisting the attacks.
However, most of them were caught off guard, thus they were severely injured.
"HAHAHA! A bunch of trash!"
Seeing this, the Flying Alligator Progenitor burst out laughing before his figure completely vanished into the rift.
Chapter 777 - Journey to the Middle Continent
Qin Nan's eyes emitted a shockingly murderous intent.
The fury in his heart was on the verge of exploding!
"Calm down, calm down. I have to calm myself at times like this, I shouldn't allow my actions to be driven by rage…"
Qin Nan suddenly recovered and murmured to himself. He took a deep breath to withdraw his emotions.
...Meanwhile, everything became calm...
Qin Nan turned his head around and saw many experts of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom wearing painful expressions as they meditated to treat their wounds. The Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird and the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise retrieved the Skyhowl White Tiger from the water and mended its wounds. Meanwhile, the Sky-Scorching Emperor weaved through the crowd placating them while treating their wounds.
It was a complete disaster.
Qin Nan could feel his heart being clenched.
The Patriarch had sacrificed himself in exchange for a glimpse of hope, but for his sake, he had caused the Princess and Mu Mu to fall into the hands of the enemy, placing their lives in danger.
Furthermore, he had dragged the people of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom into this mess.
Maybe the only thing that he could be relieved about was the fact that no one had died in the battle.
"It's all...my fault."
Qin Nan released the grip on his clenched fists.
He had now achieved the Divine Battle Martial Highness Realm, which granted him the ability to eliminate a fourth-layer Martial Sacred Realm opponent despite the difference between the levels of cultivation. There were only a few in the entire continent that could possibly do that. Furthermore, he was the successor of the Divine God of Battle, with the protection of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion and the mysterious copper mirror. Despite that, he still could not afford to underestimate the world.
Sometimes, strength mattered more than talent.
Experts above fifth-layer Martial Sacred Realm could kill him. The Flying Alligator Progenitor could kill him. The other Martial Progenitors could kill him too, let alone the Martial Monarchs and Martial Gods.
He was still not strong enough.
He could be lofty and unyielding, but not full of himself.
Qin Nan stood on the surface of the water like a statue as countless thoughts crossed his mind.
Every failure he experienced was worthy for him to reflect upon.
The experts of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom shook their heads seeing Qin Nan's reaction, and continued treating their wounds without disturbing him.
The period it took three incense sticks to burn later, Qin Nan's eyes sprang open as he gazed at the crowd.
"Seniors…" Qin Nan suddenly spoke, grabbing the attention of the crowd. He brought his fists together and bent his body forward slightly, "It's my fault that you all were involved in this. I'm sorry! I will remember all the kindness you've shown for the rest of my life, and will repay it ten times more if I have the chance in the future!"
The words were uttered sincerely.
Even though some among the crowd possessed weaker cultivations than his, he did not hesitate to apologize.
He should apologize, and also express his gratitude!
"Platoon Leader, you've gotta be joking. You're the top genius of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, and the top genius of the entire Eastern Continent. You're our pride, thus there's no way we would allow an outsider to bully you!"
"That's right! Even though our strength is limited, we're never afraid!"
"Qin Nan, why are you being so modest with us?"
The Sky-Scorching Emperor and the rest of the experts burst out laughing and shook their heads.
It was all thanks to Qin Nan that their Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom had been able to reach this far. Besides, they had faith in Qin Nan too. Given enough time, this young man who had caused countless miracles to happen in the Eastern Continent would surely soar into the sky and shock the entire continent with his reputation.
Therefore, they had no regrets!
Qin Nan could feel a surge of warmth flowing within his heart as he said, "Since my time is running short, pardon me for excusing myself now."
Saying this, his gaze was filled with a determined look.
He had initially planned to return to the Luohe Kingdom after the trip to the Mu Clan to visit his father. However, it seemed like he no longer had the time to do so due to the circumstances.
He had to head to the Middle Continent at once!
"Qin Nan, don't be ridiculous!" The Skyhowl White Tiger who was still mending its wounds suddenly opened its eyes and snapped, "The Flying Alligator Progenitor was trying to trick you when he said he would give you a month's time. It would take you at least twenty days to travel across this Boundless Ocean and reach the Middle Continent. For the remaining ten days, you would be familiarizing yourself with the Middle Continent, and then you have to show yourself at the Wuliang Mountain. There's no doubt that you would get yourself killed!"
The crowd nodded their heads in agreement.
Why did the Flying Alligator Progenitor only give Qin Nan a month?
He didn't want Qin Nan's strength to grow!
"Everyone, don't worry, even though it's only a month, I believe in myself! Besides, even if what lies ahead are mountains of daggers and a sea of flames, I'll rescue Princess Miao Miao and Mu Mu!" Qin Nan shouted with a stubborn look.
Everyone at the scene was well aware of his stubbornness.
The Skyhowl White Tiger opened its mouth, but only let out a sigh in the end.
It could not bear to witness Qin Nan putting himself in danger.
The same went for the Blood-Winged Vermilion Bird, the Kingdom Protector Black Tortoise, Zhou Bihua, and the others.
However, they clearly knew that it was impossible for them to change Qin Nan's mind.
"If you're planning to go, then we will go with you!" The Skyhowl White Tiger clenched its teeth and said.
"Seniors, the trip is extremely dangerous. I shall go alone." Qin Nan shook his head without hesitation, "I'll be leaving now."
Saying this, he brought his fists together and bent forward slightly once again, before his figure sprang into the sky and flew forward.
He was preparing to travel across the Boundless Ocean!
The Skyhowl White Tiger and the rest of the experts wore wry smiles.
The only thing they could do now was to pray, hoping that Qin Nan would bring them a miracle once again!
At this moment, a deafening explosion suddenly took place on the ocean, as an indescribable suppression swept toward the crowd like a wave.
The figures of the crowd shuddered, while the Martial Spirits within them trembled after sensing the suppression.
The Sky-Scorching Emperor and the others immediately raised their heads and saw a giant figure emitting a tremendous red glow standing behind Qin Nan.
Everyone was dumbfounded.
A crimson glow...
That was a first-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit!
Qin Nan had a first-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit!
"HAHAHA, Qin Nan actually managed to alter his destiny, granting him a first-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit! He will surely be able to make some miracle happen! Qin Nan, go and beat the crap out of that Flying Alligator Progenitor on our behalf!" The wry smiles on the faces of the crowd vanished, and were replaced with a hint of excitement and anticipation!
It was Qin Nan with a Tian ranked Martial Spirit, thus it should no longer be a problem!
Qin Nan unleashed his Martial Spirit prior to his leaving so that the authorities would not be too worried about him, to prevent them from secretly proceeding to the Middle Continent to assist him.
After all, the Sky-Scorching Emperor and his crew were busy managing a kingdom. They were not rogue cultivators who could go anywhere they wanted.
Therefore, it was better for him to go alone.
"The Flying Alligator Progenitor is a first-layer Martial Progenitor, who's almost at the second-layer Martial Progenitor Realm. If I'm planning to defeat him, I will have to improve to the Divine Battle Martial Sacred Realm within a month!"
"That means I should focus on breaking through the Martial Highness Realm and achieving the Martial Sacred Realm!"
"Right on time, I can make use of this Boundless Ocean to overcome my Tribulation!'
Qin Nan quickly thought.
He was aware that a storm would always take place on this Boundless Ocean, known as the Boundless Storm. Even a Martial Sacred Realm expert would be killed instantly if they were dragged into it. When the time came, he could utilize the storm and the Martial Monarch Corpse to resist the strength of the Tribulation in order to overcome it.
Time gradually passed.
Qin Nan had traveled on the Boundless Ocean for a day straight. Throughout his journey, he did not waste his time and continuously absorbed the Qi of the Heavens and Earth with his Martial Spirit.
The force within his body had reached its limit after a day of cultivation, and he could feel it becoming restless as it was trying to fly out from his body to trigger the Tribulation.
Claps of thunder could be heard all of a sudden.
A series of deafening crashes could be heard in the distance.
Qin Nan turned around and wore a joyful expression. It seemed like the storm was approaching!