Chapter 79 - The Competition Between The Duo
Xu Qian’s words felt like a bucket of cold water pouring down from above, which extinguished the excitement of countless disciples—some of them even shivered after hearing them.
Even geniuses who had achieved cultivation of the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm or ninth-layer Body Tempering Realm have fallen in this Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods—how terrifying must it be?
After the crowd went silent for a while, someone yelled out, “I’ll go first!”
A young man with a cruel aura stepped out from the crowd, and fully unleashed his cultivation of the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm.
The young man stared at the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods ahead without the slightest hint of intimidation; he immediately executed his movement technique and dashed into the woods.
The silent crowd exploded after seeing this, as the disciples began to chat with one another.
“I know this guy, his name is Wang Hu, he has such a cruel personality. With his seventh-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, he is considered a genius too.”
“Wang Hu? So he is Wang Hu? I’ve heard that many disciples have died by his hands.”
At that instant, everyone’s focus was gathered onto Wang Hu’s figure.
As Wang Hu entered the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods with firm determination, he proceeded forward rapidly without any sign of slowing down. However, as he reached his two hundred steps, he let out a cry of pain, before his whole body was flung back to the entrance of the woods as if he was struck by an incredible force.
“This Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods, is indeed extraordinary.”
Wang Hu said pantingly; even though his strength was weakened, his gaze appeared to be relatively excited, as if he just learned something new.
Xu Qian glanced over Wang Hu and said, “Not bad, I’m impressed with your bravery. Here are one hundred Xiantian Pills, they are yours.”
After saying this, Xu Qian waved his hand, and a jade jar flew out from his sleeves and landed before Wang Hu.
Wang Hu was slightly startled looking at the jade jar before him, before being immersed in great joy and said, “Thank you Senior Brother, thank you so much!”
Everyone was stunned after seeing this; they did not expect Xu Qian to reward Wang Hu with one hundred Xiantian Pills.
These were one hundred Xiantian Pills, which were equivalent to ten thousand Body Tempering Pills; it was quite a fortune.
“I’ll go next!”
At that instant, another seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm disciple among the crowd ran out of patience, and their figure vanished into the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods with a flash.
Following this, many disciples began to execute their movement techniques and went into the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods.
As a result. the whole place became lively at this moment.
On the other hand, Qin Nan, Huang Long, Ling Zixiao and the other geniuses remained in place, surverying the scene calmly.
Time passed gradually; an hour eventually passed after this.
In a single hour, there were fifty-eight disciples who entered the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods; the one leading was still Wang Hu, who had advanced forward two hundred steps. Besides that, there were eight disciples who had fallen within this period, and among them, the highest cultivation base was eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm.
The deaths of the eight people had caused the lively scene to immediately cool down; the disciples were hesitant whether or not they should take the test.
At that moment, a hollow laugh could be heard, “Hey Qin Nan you trash, look carefully. I’ll teach you the meaning of a real genius!”
The one speaking was none other than Xiao Yunhe.
His entry grabbed the attention of the crowd; a hint of anticipation could be seen in their eyes.
Xiao Yunhe, the first ranked among the top ten geniuses. How far could he advance in these Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods?
As Xiao Yunhe entered the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods, the aura of his tenth-layer Body Tempering Realm cultivation burst out from his body; he did not move forward like Wang Hu, but took it slowly as if he was taking a stroll in the park, one step at a time.
After the period of time it took an incense to burn, the whole crowd was astonished, as Xiao Yunhe had advanced four hundred steps forward—double the amount of Wang Hu’s.
At that same time, Xiao Yuhne let out a huge roar, and eight golden rays could be seen appearing behind him, together with a Martial Spirit which resembled an ancient-looking container.
After unleashing his Martial Spirit, Xiao Yunhe’s speed greatly increased, like an arrow fired from a bow. He dashed forward ninety-nine steps, before his movement came to a half, and he backed out rapidly from the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods.
At that instant, the whole crowd was dumbfounded.
They never expected Xiao Yuhne to be able to take four hundred ninety-nine steps, which was equivalent to half of the complete journey.
Xu Qian slightly raised his head, and said with a complementing gaze, “Not bad, here are three hundred Xiantian Pills for you.”
Under countless jealous glances, Xiao Yunhe received the three hundred Xiantian Pills politely, before looking disdainfully at Qin Nan’s group.
Meanwhile, three figures sprang forward from Ling Zixiao’s group.
The figures were Duan Muyang, Wang Chu, and Luo Jianhao, who were all considered part of the top ten geniuses.
Duan Muyang was not in a rush to enter the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods; instead, he approached Qin Nan and his group, and gave Chu Yun and Xiao Leng a disappointed glance before saying, ”Senior Sister Chu Yun, Junior Brother Xiao Leng, it’s unwise that you two have chosen to follow this trash; I’m afraid you will regret your decision very soon.”
Wang Chu and Luo Jianhao were more straightforward with their scornful looks, as if they were laughing mockingly at Chu Yun and Xiao Leng’s choice.
After saying this, the three of them turned around and vanished into the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods with a flash.
Under the high anticipation of everyone, their results were soon made known.
Duan Muyang advanced four hundred and fifty steps.
Wang Chu advanced four hundred and forty steps.
Luo Jianhao advanced four hundred steps,
At that instant, Duang Muyang, Wang Chu, and Luo Jianhao immediately became the focus of the crowd.
After receiving the rewards from Xu Qian, they approached Qin Nan’s group again, but did not say a single word; they glanced at them scornfully, before heading back to their group.
It was silently mocking, silently disapproving.
Chu Yun and Xiao Leng’s expressions turned cold at that instant.
Even though Qin Nan remained silent, anyone would be furious after being continuously mocked.
However, a deafening laugh was heard suddenly, “HAHAHA, these four scrubs dare to be so prideful with their results nowhere close to being significant. Let me teach those four scrubs the true definition of a Martial Heart.”
The one speaking, was none other than Huang Long.
The previously prideful Xiao Yunhe, Duan Muyang, Wang Chu, and Luo Jianhao had their expressions turn unpleasant after hearing these words.
They initially planned to mock and treat Qin Nan and his group disdainfully, to influence their Martial Heart. They did not expect Huang Long to interfere straightaway, by scolding them as ‘scrubs’ smugly.
“Huang Long, mind your words. The Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods is not testing one’s cultivation base, but one’s Martial Heart.” All of a sudden, Ling Zixiao—who was previously silent—began to speak. He took a big step forward, emitting Battle Intent from his body, and said, “Now I would like to see, in terms of Martial Heart, whose one among us two is stronger, and firmer.”
At that moment, every disciple had their eyes wide open, their hearts beating fast; even their breaths halted.
These two super geniuses were finally going to compete directly?