Chapter 81 - Condemned By The Crowd
The whole crowd fell silent after hearing Qin Nan’s words.
Every new disciple knew Qin Nan to be an incredible cocky person, but they never expected him to go this far.
Is Qin Nan questioning Senior Brother Xu Qian who is an inner disciple?
Not only that, from Qin Nan’s words, is he implying that he could beat Senior Brother Ling Zixiao?
The Martial Heart displayed by Senior Brother Ling Zixiao was unmatched even against Huang Long, who was also a super genius with an even greater cultivation base.
Qin Nan only has a mere eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, and a cultivation of seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm. Where did he get his confidence from, to think that his Martial Heart was stronger and firmer than Senior Brother Ling Zixiao’s?
Xu Qian was startled for a moment, before he burst out laughing, treating Qin Nan’s words as a joke; he said, “Trash like you really thinks you’re capable of competing with Junior Brother Ling Zixiao?”
After hearing the words, the geniuses who were led by Ling Zixiao recovered from their shock, especially Xiao Yunhe, who was enraged with flames of anger raging inside, and said with a murderous intent, “Qin Nan, who gave trash like you the confidence to be so cocksure? If you were to do the test, you won’t even achieve four hundred steps!”
Xu Qian was mad, Xiao Yunhe and the geniuses were mad; all the disciples who were initially stunned, had now awakened with mocking expressions on their faces.
“What? Did I hear it wrong? This trashy Qin Nan thinks he is stronger than Senior Brother Ling Zixiao?”
“Humph, this Qin Nan had always been full of himself. He dares to talk big now and challenge Senior Brother Ling Zixiao; he’s trying to kill himself.”
“Hehehe, even though Senior Brother Ling Zixiao invited me to hunt Qin Nan down previously, which I did not accept. Now, it seems like even without Senior Brother Ling Zixiao’s request, I would want to kill this disrespectful and ruthless scrub.”
“Such ruthless words, as if he is sure to win. Does this trashy Qin Nan really think he is unbeatable after killing Childe Gloomy Rage?”
“Even Huang Long was defeated by Senior Brother Ling Zixiao, who gave him the guts to say such disrespectful words!”
At that instant, everyone became angry, and challenged Qin Nan with mocking, murderous, disdainful, and scornful words.
Previously, among the two hundred and sixty disciples, due to the presence of Chu Yun and Xiao Leng, and the strength displayed by Qin Nan after killing Childe Gloomy Rage, only the geniuses led by Ling Zixiao were still planning to hunt Qin Nan down. But now, it seemed like every single disciple had a murderous intent toward Qin Nan, even without Ling Zixiao’s invitation or the benefits he promised.
Qin Nan was too ruthless; with a mere eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit and seventh-layer Body Tempering Realm, he dared to talk big, and even provoke the first-ranked genius among the new disciples, Senior Brother Ling Zixiao!
If the crowd were not afraid of Qin Nan, Chu Yun, and Xiao Leng’s strength, they would definitely have rushed toward Qin Nan and torn him to pieces at once.
At that instant, not only was Qin Nan being condemned by the crowd, even Chu Yun and Xiao Leng let out wry smiles on their faces.
Even though Chu Yun and Xiao Leng had witnessed Qin Nan’s strength, and the surprises he had given them, they still felt Qin Nan was too cocky in his words.
Even Huang Long was defeated by Ling Zixiao, how is Qin Nan able to compete with him?
Qin Nan’s expression remained calm, as if he did not realize he had just offended every disciple at the scene, including Xu Qian. He calmly spoke, “Senior Brother Xu Qian, you are free to think that I’m trash, a waste, but since this is a test set by the sect, you should follow the rules. I don’t care if everyone else is convinced or not, I only know that I’m definitely not impressed by the results.”
After hearing these words, everyone’s mind went blank once again.
They did not expect Qin Nan to speak so ruthlessly facing the accusations and anger from the crowd, to challenge Senior Brother Xu Qian, to challenge Senior Brother Ling Zixiao!
Does this guy not fear death at all?
After hearing this, Xu Qian’s anger completely exploded within him, as he instinctively gathered his aura.
However, before Xu Qian could react, this time, it was Ling Zixiao’s turn to speak. With a prideful aura, he glanced down at Qin Nan and said with a peaceful tone, “You’re quite impressive as trash, quite a brave one too. I’ll give you a chance according to the rules; at the same time, I’m giving everyone a chance to come out and have a go at the test if you’re not convinced of the results.”
No murderous intent could be felt from Ling Zixiao’s words, as if he was not furious at Qin Nan being so cocky.
The truth was, Ling Zixiao was extremely angry, but he kept it to himself, and gave Qin Nan a chance instead.
It was because, his status was no longer the same after defeating Huang Long. He was currently the king among the new disciples; therefore, he should behave like one too.
If what happened today were to make known to the Mystic Spirit Sect, people would think that he won the trials with brute force, which would be damaging to his great reputation.
Of course, this was not the reason why Ling Zixiao gave Qin Nan a chance.
The most important reason was that Qin Nan did defeat him once with his Martial Skills Talent. Therefore, now was the time for him to win back his glory. Furthermore, as his desire to kill Qin Nan grew stronger, instead of killing him straight away, he planned to destroy him one step at a time—to destroy his dignity, bringing him great pain so he would prefer to die rather than staying alive.
Only then could Ling Zixiao finally has avenged himself.
It was not enough to kill Qin Nan straight away!
“Great, since Junior Brother Ling Zixiao said so, I’ll give you a chance.” Xu Qian restrained the anger in his heart and stared coldly at Qin Nan, as he said, “I really want to know, with such a cocky attitude, how many steps you can take.”
After Xu Qian finished speaking, Xiao Yunhe, Duan Muyang, Wang Chu and Luo Jianhao all let out a hollow laugh, “If Senior Brother Ling Zixiao were not being merciful today, I’d surely slay you like a dog, and teach you what it means to be respectful.”
“Hmph, trash like you won’t even achieve three hundred steps!”
“HAHAHA, Wang Chu said it right; I’ll place my bet of one thousand Xiantian Pills, that three hundred steps would be his maximum limit!”
These disciples showed no mercy in mocking Qin Nan, or in other words, they had never treated Qin Nan seriously.
Going up against Senior Brother Ling Zixiao? He’s definitely out of his mind.
Qin Nan ignored all the comments from the geniuses, as if he was deaf. With a calm expression, he slowly walked toward the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods, as if he was taking a stroll in the park.
After seeing this, every disciple at the scene began to mock him.
“Hmph, this guy really dares to try; I have no idea where he got his courage from.”
“HAHAHA, I’ll bet one hundred Xiantian Pills that he won’t even defeat Wang Hu, his maximum limit would be one hundred and ninety-nine steps!”
“One hundred ninety-nine steps? I think you’re overestimating him. With such a scornful attitude, his Martial Heart is surely weak as hell. I bet he will die in the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods upon reaching the one hundred and fiftieth step.”
“Hmm? One hundred and fifty steps? I’ll bet one hundred steps then!”
The mocking voices of the crowd were like rumbling waves that went high up in the air and crushed heavily toward Qin Nan’s tiny figure, trying to bury and destroy Qin Nan completely.
As for Chu Yun and Xiao Leng, pale expressions could be seen on their faces, as they assumed Qin Nan would not be able to produce a miracle this time.
Only Huang Long, who was not far away in a weakened state, had his eyes fully focused on Qin Nan’s back, while he clenched his fists tightly.