Chapter 942 - The Power of the Divine God of Battle, the Epic Battle
At that instant, eleven different Martial Spirit powers were unleashed, summoning meteors, ice glaciers, wind slashes, illusions, space alterations, etc., resulting in a grave situation.
It felt like eleven experts had all attacked at once!
"This is bad!"
"There's no way Qin Nan would survive that!"
"Sigh, what a pity, if it's fair battle, this Xiang Liang is going to lose."
"I agree with that."
The geniuses on the dojo swiftly reacted. Many of them felt sorry for Qin Nan, but a few of them seemed pleased.
Even the eyes of Tang Qingshan and Fang Changqing flickered.
The attack was too powerful!
However, in the nick of time, Qin Nan surprised the crowd with his reaction. He dashed toward the approaching attack instead of backing off.
This left Xiang Liang and the geniuses in great shock.
What was Qin Nan doing?
Was he trying to kill himself?
"Martial Spirit Unleashed!"
Following a loud roar, a crimson ray was suddenly emitted from his back.
"Martial Spirit? HAHAHA, what difference will your first-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit make…' Xiang Liang burst out laughing upon seeing Qin Nan's decision.
However, his laughter came to a stop as he swallowed his saliva.
More crimson rays appeared, which stopped at the fourth ray.
The illusionary figure of the Divine God of Battle emerged from among the crimson rays, staring down at the crowd!
The hearts of the geniuses shuddered.
A fourth-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit!
Qin Nan had a fourth-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit!
"The suppression of the Divine God of Battle!"
Qin Nan's aura became imperious as he uttered the words. The Martial Spirit seemed to lower its head slightly glancing at the eleven Martial Spirits above Xiang Liang.
An astounding sight took place.
The four fourth-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirits and the seven third-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirits began to tremble violently as if they had encountered something frightening.
Their previous aura had entirely vanished.
Even their power had disappeared, returning calmness to the area.
The eleven Martial Spirits…
Were all suppressed!
At that instant, Xiang Liang and the crowd experienced a tremendous explosion in their minds, causing their scalps to go numb.
It was their first time witnessing eleven Martial Spirits being suppressed by a single Martial Spirit.
It felt like the oxygen around the dojo had depleted, causing the atmosphere to freeze.
"This…this…this is not possible…How is this possible…" Xiang Liang completely lost his ground.
"Using the finger as a saber, slash!"
Qin Nan curled his finger and slashed across without mercy.
A terrifying saber intent was executed, knocking the Martial Tree above Xiang Liang back into his body. Meanwhile, the remaining impact struck his body, inflicting damage to his flesh.
A cry of agony could be heard.
Xiang Liang rolled on the ground as blood was splattered everywhere, resulting in a miserable sight.
He was a saber artist to begin with, thus the damage inflicted by Qin Nan's Heaven-Shattering saber intent was even greater.
"Qin Nan wins!"
The Monarch Envoy declared.
He had already told them. He was trying to hide a beast.
However, many participants could not understand his intention.
"He won! Qin Nan won!"
"Such a terrifying Martial Spirit, even my Martial Spirit was trembling in fear just then!"
"Isn't he first-grade Tian ranked? Did he alter his destiny?"
"Gasp, most likely, and he now has a fourth-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit. How impressive!"
"Does that mean he now has a chance to be ranked high up on the Monarch Ranking!"
The dojo entirely exploded.
Each of the participants' faces was filled with disbelief, admiration, and envy.
It was their dream to alter their destiny and acquire a fourth-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit too!
As for the inner disciples of the Dragon Emperor Clan, they were left with blank expressions by the outcome. The imperious aura of the Divine Battle Spirit had struck their souls with a powerful impact.
In terms of strength, Martial Spirit, and Martial Tree!
Qin Nan could be considered the strongest inner disciple of the Dragon Emperor Clan!
"Not bad, I finally managed to warm myself up."
Qin Nan's expression became calm. Although he could not reveal his full strength, he had enjoyed the battle, and that alone was satisfying enough.
"Master! That's insane! I did not expect you have a fourth-grade Tian ranked Martial Spirit. If the Dragon Emperor Clan knew about this, they would go crazy…" As soon as Qin Nan returned to his seat, Xuan Yue immediately expressed his thoughts, not being aware of what he had just called Qin Nan.
Qin Nan responded with a smile.
After the battle, Qin Nan was treated seriously by everyone at the thirteenth Touring Dojo. No one dared to underestimate him again.
The battles continued to take place.
After the period it took five incense sticks to burn, the battles finally came to an end.
"The battles have ended. I'll now announce the changes to the ranking, and the names of the people who will be rewarded by the Monarch Ranking." The Monarch Envoy declared.
The geniuses became excited. Some were filled with great anticipation while some looked gloomy.
However, at that instant…
A terrifying explosion took place in the sky above the thirteenth dojo. Despite it occurring quite a distance away, the impact was still remarkable.
The geniuses were startled.
The eyes of Qin Nan, Tang Qingshan, Fang Changqing, and the others glistened as they immediately executed their eye-techniques to observe the sudden explosion.
They could see a shocking demonic glow and a terrifying dragon might colliding with one another on the first dojo, as if two titans were battling against each other.
The impact alone had exceeded the forbidding barrier of the dojo!
"Even the aura leaking out from the dojo is extremely powerful. Besides, judging from the aura and the dragon might, could it be that the sorceress is fighting against Ao Cangtian? It seems like their true strengths have completely exceeded my imagination!"
Qin Nan soon reacted, his eyes filled with astonishment.
The geniuses at the thirteenth dojo were not the only one whose attention had been attracted.
The people on the other dojos and the elders waiting at the desert close to the Touring Dojo were astounded too.
A battle between two high-ranked geniuses on the Monarch Ranking!
It was incredibly rare to see such a battle in the Ranking Battles in the past!
Who would survive until the end?
The Monarch Envoy was shocked.
Even two top geniuses on the Monarch Ranking were fighting against each other, did that mean…
He was shocked when the thought crossed his mind, and immediately got rid of it by shaking its head.
Chapter 943 - Shocking News
"The battle of the first dojo is none of your concern." The Monarch Envoy said calmly, whose voice echoed in the hearts of the crowd.
The noisy dojo immediately fell silent.
They would know the outcome of the battle when the time came.
Countless beams of light were emitted from the Monarch Envoy's figure, landing on each of the participants.
The number on their white jade seats began to change rapidly.
Qin Nan took a glimpse of it and realized that his ranking had risen to one thousand and thirtieth, almost a thousand ranks higher on the Monarch Ranking.
He quickly scanned around and saw Tang Qingshan was ranked eight hundredth, Si Changqing was ranked one thousand four hundredth. Even Xuan Yue's rank was now one thousand eight hundred and twenty-second.
"My rank has increased by five hundred! HAHA, five hundred!"
"Damn it, I'm only rank away from reaching that!"
"My rank has dropped by more than three hundred!"
Voices filled with surprise and sighs echoed across the dojo.
"Thirteen of you are ranked more than five hundred ranks higher than your previous ranks. A hundred and fifty-eight are ranked one hundred higher. Here are your rewards." The Monarch Envoy said as more than a hundred beams of light landed before Qin Nan and the others from the sky.
The others were given storage bags, but Qin Nan was the only exception. He was given a purple crystal case, with an obscure pattern on its surface.
"Let's see what's inside."
Qin Nan's eyes flickered as he opened the case.
Inside the case lay three crystals with the shape of a pentagon, and inside the crystals a blue flame could be seen flickering.
Qin Nan was extremely familiar with the power the crystals possessed, it was the Heavenly Fortune force!
"Three crystals contain Heavenly Fortune force. Is the Monarch Envoy planning to give them to the two hounds and one mouse?" Qin Nan was slightly startled, before he came to a realization and stored the purple crystal case, before bringing his fists together facing the Monarch Envoy.
The two hounds and one mouse were from the Heavenly Fortune Tribe.
Their power had yet to be developed, thus the three crystals would most likely bring an incredible change to them.
The gift was valuable indeed.
The people on the dojo exclaimed with astonishment too, as the best prize turned out to be a map containing the clues to a destiny-altering fortunate encounter.
"The battles on the other dojos are approaching their ends too. Please wait patiently, as the date of the Monarch Horoscope Contest will be declared once all the battles are finished." The Monarch Envoy's words immediately dragged the thoughts of the crowd back to reality.
The date of the Monarch Horoscope Contest was extremely important to the geniuses on the Monarch Ranking.
If it was either a year earlier or later, it would make a huge difference.
After all, similar to Qin Nan, many of the geniuses on the Monarch Ranking had only entered the ranking this year or last year, thus they still had lots of rooms for improvement.
They needed time.
As the atmosphere on the dojo calmed down, many participants sat down and cultivated instead.
However, as soon as Qin Nan closed his eyes, several voices were transmitted into his Divine Sense, most of them trying to befriend him.
Qin Nan replied and swiftly closed his eyes to show his response.
"Cultivator Qin Nan, I've got an idea but I can't think of any way to implement it. Now that we have time, is it fine to discuss my thoughts with you?" Si Changqing suddenly transmitted his voice.
"Mm? Interesting, tell me more about your idea."
Qin Nan's eyes glistened as he straightened his figure.
Si Changqing replied and Qin Nan listened with patience. A few moments later, his eyes flickered with astonishment.
Si Changqing had chosen to become a fire artist, who had mastered some fire-elemental power, and had altered his destiny too.
The Monarch Art he was proposing was known as the Art of Fire-Lodging, lodging his spirit into the rare flames of the Heavens and Earth. Even when his flesh was destroyed, he could still reincarnate with the power of the flames, to be used as a safety precaution when facing powerful enemies.
From the surface, the Monarch Art was undefeatable!
Once it succeeded, he would be immortal.
"Firstly, the reincarnation of the spirit is considered a taboo, thus it is quite difficult to achieve it. Even if it's possible, you can only lodge your spirit into a single rare flame instead of thousands of them. Secondly, the rare flames of the Heavens and Earth are scattered in various continents. Even if their power is outstanding, the amount that you could borrow will be insignificant…"
Qin Nan calmly said.
He immediately pointed out the flaws of the Monarch Art.
Si Changqing nodded as he listened, while the excitement in his eyes grew stronger. No wonder senior had asked me to try meeting Qin Nan, he wasn't wrong!
Time gradually passed.
Most of the battles on the other dojos were coming to an end.
Even the shocking impact from the first dojo had disappeared, although it was unclear who had won the battle.
"Everyone, the time has come."
The Monarch Envoy suddenly spoke.
The geniuses shuddered and immediately collected their thoughts.
Qin Nan glanced at Si Changqing, before they both nodded. Although it was a brief discussion, they had both learned greatly from it. Besides, it was impossible to successfully invent such a law-defying Monarch Art within a short period of time.
Buzz, buzz buzz.
A soft thud from nowhere echoed on the ninety-nine dojos and in the hearts of the geniuses.
Qin Nan's heart began to race.
The sound was filled with a great presence of Daoism, which easily influenced his heart.
Qin Nan calmed his breathing and listened carefully. It was very rare to listen to a sound like it.
A few hundred breaths later, an aging voice echoed above the dojos.
"Cultivators of the Middle Continent, I'm the spirit of the Monarch Ranking. The Ranking Battle has been fascinating.
"As everyone knows, those without a Monarch Horoscope will never achieve the Martial Monarch Realm!
"There are many cultivators in this world, but how many of them actually manage to achieve the Martial Monarch Realm and soar into the sky?
"There is no fairness in the Monarch Horoscope Contest. It is a test of luck, wisdom, courage, and fate.
"Enough with the nonsense, I'll now announce the date of the Monarch Horoscope Contest.
"Due to some circumstances, counting down from tomorrow, the Monarch Horoscope Contest will be held…in half a year!"
The voice paused toward the end, before it raised its tone, exploding in the hearts of the crowd like a shocking thunder.
Qin Nan's eyes widened.
In addition to him, all the geniuses on the ninety-nine dojos were startled, their hearts experiencing a great shock.
The Monarch Horoscope Contest in the past was usually held at least five years after the Ranking Battle.
It was only half a year away!
This had never before happened in history!