Xu Qian, Xiao Yunhe, Duan Muyang, Wang Chu, Luo Jianhao, and other disciples were completely speechless. They opened their mouth after hearing Qin Nan’s question, but did not dare to make a sound.
They were scared after being slapped so many times.
Even Ling Zixiao received a slap to his face, what else could they say?
Meanwhile, Chu Yun and Xiao Leng were lost in their thoughts while staring at the sight before them with their mouths wide open.
They were the ones who had the most contact with Qin Nan among the disciples. They had witnessed Qin Nan having comebacks all the time, resulting in one miracle after another.
Despite that, they still did not believe Qin Nan’s Martial Heart was comparable to Huang Long’s—not to mention defeating Ling Zixiao’s.
However, Qin Nan had done it. He had advanced eight hundred and ninety-nine steps, placing himself on par with Huang Long’s result. He was now only a step away from Ling Zixiao’s achievement.
Qin Nan produced a miracle once again!
“Qin Nan, you would never reach the nine hundredth step, not to mention achieving more than nine hundred steps!” Ling Zixiao bursted out laughing out of a sudden, with a prideful expression on his face, “The pressure from the nine hundredth step increases exponentially. If my ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit did not have the capability of soothing my thoughts, I would not have achieved nine hundred steps. Even Huang Long with a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit was unable to withstand that pressure!”
Ling Zixiao’s words served as something like a grenade, which awoke all the disciples at the scene.
After hearing the words, Xu Qian, Xiao Yunhe and the others let out sighs of relief, and continued to glance at Qin Nan disdainfully.
So what if you’ve reached the eight hundred and ninety-ninth step, having the same result as Huang Long?
You merely possess an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit. It’s impossible for you to achieve nine hundred steps, not to mention anything beyond it.
Despite that, many of the disciples were doubtful, as Qin Nan had presented them with too many miracles. What if Qin Nan is going to produce another miracle?
At that instant, Huang Long—who was extremely weak—let out a sigh and said in a low tone, “Ling Zixiao is right, even with a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit, one is unable to lash out the nine hundredth step without any method of calming their thoughts, which is why I was defeated…”
After hearing Huang Long’s words, the atmosphere of the scene turned lively. Every disciple let out a sigh of relief, and instinctively glanced at Qin Nan with scornful looks.
Now that Huang Long had said so, even he with a ninth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit was unable to take the nine hundredth step, what could someone with an eighth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirit like you do?
Chu Yun and Xiao Leng’s expressions changed greatly and their bodies started to tremble after hearing this.
Does that mean that after creating miracles one after another, Qin Nan is finally going to lose here?
“Is that so?” Qin Nan’s voice was heard from the deep region of the woods, “It seems like you guys have yet to have enough of me slapping your faces, still remaining unbelieving of me. If that’s the case, I’ll show you all what I can achieve today.”
Upon hearing this, the smile on Ling Zixiao’s face stiffened, as an uneasy feeling arose within him.
Could it be this Qin Nan is confident he is able to take the nine hundredth step?
Following this, Ling Zixiao’s expression changed greatly.
Even though Qin Nan was now deep within the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods and they were unable to see his figure, they could still sense his aura, and could tell that he started moving again.
Nine hundred and twenty steps!
Nine hundred and forty steps!
Nine hundred and sixty steps!
Nine hundred and eighty steps!
Nine hundred and ninety-nine steps!
In that instant, Qin Nan roamed through the woods like a giant, and reached the nine hundred ninety-ninth step—he was only a step away from achieving the legendary one thousand steps.
Meanwhile, every disciple was extremely shocked, as if an explosion had occurred in their minds, causing them to lose their consciousness and their ability to think.
Although it only took a brief while for Qin Nan to achieve nine hundred and ninety-nine steps, every step that Qin Nan took within this period was like trampling over their souls, causing them to shiver.
Qin Nan managed to exceed nine hundred steps, surpassing both Huang Long and Ling Zixiao!
Not only that, he achieved nine hundred and ninety-nine steps in one go, which made Ling Zixiao trail ninety-nine steps behind.
Despite the fact that it was only ninety nine steps of a difference, everyone knew that every step toward the end was extremely difficult.
“You all should open your eyes wide, and look closely!” At this moment, Qin Nan’s voice exploded deep within the woods, “As I’m about to conquer the thousandth step!”
The words felt like an incredible thunder striking across the sky.
Xu Qian was immersed in great shock, and had his expression twisted when he heard the words, as he blurted out, “The thousandth step? You’re trying to achieve one thousand steps? Are you out of your mind? No one from the Mystic Spirit Sect had ever succeeded in reaching the thousandth step. Those who challenged the thousandth step all ended up dying, including super geniuses with tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirits!”
At that instant, everyone’s brain began to buzz.
Challenging the thousandth step?
The step which no one had done before in the past?
The step that even super geniuses with tenth-grade Huang ranked Martial Spirits failed to achieve?
Meanwhile, deep within the woods, Qin Nan emitted a bursting aura; he clenched his fists and his teeth tightly, his eyes turned red as he gathered all his might to raise his foot, to lash out the thousandth step.
However, an incredible force exploded within the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods, which encapsulated Qin Nan and crushed down upon him, prohibiting his leg from moving forward, despite him trying his very best.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
At the same time, Qin Nan’s arms exploded, his chest exploded, his legs exploded. Endless streams of blood bursted out from the wounds, his bones began to produce a crackling sound, which then exploded continuously inch by inch.
His whole body was covered in great pain, which caused him to be on the verge of losing his consciousness.
“Through receiving the reformation from the Divine Battle Spirit, my Martial Heart has improved greatly. The previous nine hundred and ninety-nine steps were nothing against me. But now, I am unable to lash out this thousandth step which is the only one giving me pressure?”
“The step that no one achieved before; I swear I’ll achieve it today, and produce a real miracle! Even if my cultivation is destroyed and my body is destroyed, you will not stop my will!”
At that instant, Qin Nan’s will had reached its limit, as he let out a roar upward into the sky, “The Divine Battle Spirit fights against the Heaven and Earth; there’s no one it won’t fight, there’s nothing it won’t against; I am the bearer of the Divine Battle Spirit, why would I be stopped by a mere Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods?”
Following this, the terrifying pressure, the endless pain, the shattered body, the bursting streams of blood, the crushed bones, all vanished like a disappearing illusion; everything returned back to normal.
Qin Nan was perfectly unharmed and raised his right foot, and landed onto the ground, completing the one thousandth step!
A loud explosion was heard, as Qin Nan’s aura reached its peak and had a breakthrough, achieving the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm. His body’s strength greatly improved.
As Qin Nan lashed out his step, the great pressure from the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods had forced him to have a breakthrough!
Meanwhile, the Mind-Seducing Ancient Bamboo Woods underwent a complete change.
Each ancient-looking bamboo in the woods began to emit a shuffling sound, which all combined together to produce an imperious musical composition. Countless golden rays were emitted together with the musical piece which covered the whole woods, as if an emperor had arrived from above!
In that instant, Ling Zixiao, Huang Long, Xu Qian, Chu Yun, Xiao Leng, the other geniuses, and all the disciples were left speechless looking at the rare occurrence before them!