Qin Wushuang's act had served as a significant deterrence to Xi Men Qian. He had deliberately bared his strength to warn Xi Men Qian and Xu Sanli after he had killed Cold-Blooded Eleven and returned his corpse.
Xi Men Qian was very suspicious. However, he did not know who had killed Cold-Blooded Eleven.
Even though nobody from the Humble Qin family could have murdered Cold-Blooded Eleven. That someone who had killed Cold-Blooded Eleven undoubtedly had a strong connection to the Qin family.
Being as proud as he was, Xi Men Qian did know how to judge the situation. He examined his own strength that was slightly stronger than Cold-Blooded Eleven and knew that this little difference was not enough to kill Eleven.
As he thought over the matter, he concluded that the enemy's strength could only be higher than his.
Arriving at this conclusion, Xi Men Qian realized that this River County was not as simple as it seemed. He must adopt a completely different view of the Humble Qin family.
On the other hand, Xu Sanli suddenly became extremely anxious. In these past few days; he had repeatedly come to ask for advice from Xi Men Qian. However, Xi Men Qian did not see him even once.
This only served to increase the growing sense of crisis in Xu Sanli.
In a flash, ten days had passed. In these ten days, battles for the seats of Humble Class and Prominent Class were completed. Some were happy, and others were depressed. Some had failed, and others succeeded.
The Gu, Wen and the Eastwood Niu family had fought over that vacated Humble Class seat that had once belonged to the Qin family. And as expected, after the numerous battles between the three families, the Gu family won.
It was undoubtedly the Wealthy Xu family that had supported the Gu family!
And the other Humble Class seat was an internal fight between the two life-long enemies of the Nine Du Town. Finally, the Blue family, the civilians, overthrew the Li family and won the seat of the Humble Class.
Initially, everyone had looked forward to the fight between the Prominent Classes. However, it lost popularity once the Humble Qin family had stepped forward to challenge the Wealthy Class Xu. In the end, the so-called "Number One Humble Class," the Zhou family had defeated the Prominent Xia family and ascended into the Prominent Class.
Thus, three of the four challenged aristocratic seats had changed hands during this"Family Class Evaluation" in River County. Those defending powerhouses, except the Qin family, had all failed!
The massive River Square that could fit tens and thousands of people was currently packed and crowded.
The bodies of everyone present in the square was filled with tension and excitement; even their breathing had become much more urgent than usual.
The long awaited event they had anxiously looked forward to, the Battle for the Wealthy Class seat, will finally begin today!
Ten days of waiting, ten days of anticipation. And finally, the most exciting moment had arrived.
The younger people almost couldn't hold their excitement back. The grand finale in this vicennial event had turned into a huge, dramatic story when a little Humble Class had challenged the Wealthy Qin family.
Even when the host appeared on the stage, everyone was filled with impatience and only wanted him to hurry up and finish speaking so that he could hand the stage over to the main characters of the show—The two families participating in the battle!
"Everyone, just from your looks, I can feel how much you don't want me here. The most anticipated battle for the Wealthy Class will soon begin! Please welcome the families!"
The host had shortened his speech and quickly announced both parties with a reverberating voice.
It was Qin Lianshan and his son from the Qin family who entered first. Below the stage, Qin Xiu stood there both excitedly and nervously as she subconsciously wrung her hands.
The Xu family had deliberately strengthened their influence and gathered all the males from their family. Their entrance was indeed grand. Dressed in standard combat clothing, the matching footsteps as they marched onto the stage, the great extravagance they displayed instantly inflamed the excitement of the audience.
They all complimented the Xu family wholeheartedly: "Tsk, tsk, the Wealthy Xu family indeed have a significant presence."
"Look at their exciting display; I am afraid only the Wealthy aristocrats have such quality. Look at the Qin family, an old man, and a young man, can they even do this?"
"Won't we know soon if they can do it?"
Beneath the stage, Qin Wushuang heard all of the bustling chatter among the audience. But it all went in one ear and came out the other. Right now, he was unexpectedly calm, like an ancient well without any powerful waves.
With the upcoming grand battle, it was one of Qin Wushuang's core tenets as a martial artist to maintain a proper mentality.
When Qin Lianshan saw the extravagant show of the Xu family, he felt a jolt of nervousness. He glanced at his son's calm face and noticed that Qin Wushuang was acting as if everything that was happening had nothing to do with him.
Qin Lianshan could not help but feel ashamed when he saw his son's serene composure. He felt that he was falling behind because his mentality could not match up with his son's.
Both parties headed into their positions on opposite sides of the stage.
The contrast between the two families was quite evident. The Xu family stood on the left side, with Xu Sanli sitting in the middle of the front row, two great elders on each side and a few of the family's offsprings beside the elders. To the back, three rows of the family's male members stood in a uniform formation, displaying their discipline.
Looking at the Qin family, people could not help to feel sorry for them since there was only the father and son.
Before the battle had begun, just by looking at the disposition of the forces, how would one not feel that the whole fight for the Wealthy Class seat was simply ridiculous?
The difference between the power and the disposition of each family's forces were far too great.
On the other hand, the host did not say anything. He smiled: "Before the battle, I still must repeat some words. Family Class Evaluations are life and death battles. On the stage, regardless of the methods or one's life. Unless one party takes the initiative to admit defeat, there must be a clear winner or loser! Your lives are in the hands of gods!"
To both the Xu and the Qin family, it was not their first time participating in the Family Class Evaluations. They naturally understood the rules.
"Do you guys have anything to say? The Wealthy Xu will speak first."
Tens of thousands of eyes were focused on the face of the Xu Sanli, the Patriarch of the Xu family. He stood up casually and stared at the father and son of the Qin household with a pair of deep and ruthless eyes.
"I have but one sentence, those who challenge the pride of the Xu family, I will put them to death! Such a tiny Humble Class, the Xu family will let people here know what a joke they are!"
The host turned to look at the Qin family expectantly, it was clear that he wanted to see how they would respond.
Qin Wushuang smirked: "If some people think putting on an extravagant show can scare people, then they should have just brought all the cats and dogs from the family to bolster their numbers. Xu Sanli, our Humble Class seat has already given to you in the form of capital! Now, it's time to take it back with interest!"
After he had finished speaking, Qin Wushuang suddenly jumped from the chair with his whole body arched like a full-moon bow. He stood on the stage with incomparable grandness, his face was full of disdain as he spoke openly: "After this battle, the name of the Xu will no longer exist in the aristocratic circle in River County!"
The quiet ones would always sneak up on you!
Qin Wushuang's words flew straight up into the skies and forcefully resounded in everyone's eardrums.
On the surface, this voice amplification technique seemed ordinary. However, beneath it contained the most elite martial arts technique from his former world: "Roar of the Lion." A technique that moved those who heard it, it excited the hearts of those who heard it with a forceful momentum.
It was finally time to explode!
More importantly, although the Xu family appeared to have a significant momentum, Qin Wushuang, with a pair of sharp eyes, saw through the truth behind their show.
If the Xu family weren't afraid of them, why would they put on such a meaningless show?
The enemy no longer had an unyielding mentality. His perfectly timed roar had wrecked their mentality thereby achieving its purpose of demoralizing the enemy without a battle.
A sharp light flashed from Xu Sanli's eyes. Behind the eyes full murderous intent, it revealed a trace of suspicion. As for those two great elders next to him, they were infuriated to the point that their hands were trembling.
Beneath the stage, everyone was stunned by the roar. It was only after some time after the echoes had begun to dissipate, that people began to clap.
Not for anything else, such passion before a life-and-death battle was enough to impress people. Although there were many aristocrats in River County, there were few who would even dare to think of defying the Wealthy Class, much less be able to do it!
Among the members of the Xu family, a boorish-looking man whose body filled with muscles and power, jumped out and growled: "Son of the Qin family, you sure like to talk big, then allow me, Xu's Fifth Elder destroy your momentum!"
In the first round, the Xu family was definitely playing it safe and did not send one of their stronger members. They were proceeding with their old plan, which was to have Xu Wugen participate in the first fight in order to test the enemies strength.
A butcher of men!
When this Xu Wugen had jumped on the stage, the face of the opponent flashed across the minds of Qin Wushuang and Qin Lianshan as they recalled the information on the Xu family's forces that they had investigated.
Brutal, cruel and enjoyed killing would describe this person's character. He was the infamous butcher of River County, a Stage Three Genuine Force Warrior with a masculine style of martial arts.
To be precise, Xu Wugen did not focus on a masculine style of technique but relied on brute force. Compared to the use of a variety of martial arts techniques, Xu Wugen preferred to use brute force to kill. He felt that only through this way could he enjoy the thrill of the kill.
When Qin Lianshan saw Xu Wugen, he became restless and said: "The first round, allow me!"
From Qin Lianshan's results in these past three years, it had been a wise decision when Qin Wushuang had let his father practiced
When an expert in the martial arts started to move, you would know if he had strength.
If it were Qin Lianshan from three years ago, even without stepping on the stage, it would be easy to see that he would not be a match for a Stage Three Genuine Force Warrior just by looking at his appearance and temperament.
Now, as he slowly approached the stage, without any showy movements or extravagant actions, his personality revealed itself as he just stood there.
No longer would people think that this person was not a match for Xu Wugen. On the contrary—Qin Lianshan would be a mighty foe to him!
When Xu Sanli saw that Qin Lianshan had gone up the stage, he was glad, instead of being surprised. A trace of joyful expression unnoticeably appeared on his face. He glanced to his left and right at the two great elders and noticed the joy and confidence in their eyes!