Of course, Duan Ling Tian didn’t explain further about it, yet when this scene entered into the eyes of the group of young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire, they thought Duan Ling Tian had tacitly admitted it.
"Amongst the 20 young geniuses that have advanced today…" Duan Ling Tian sat by Su Li’s side as he closed his eyes in meditation, and he thought in his heart. "There is a total of six ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists including me… Besides that, there are Su Li, Feng Yun Xiang, and another three eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists."
"The last nine people are seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artists that include Tian Wu and Long Yun… I wonder exactly how many positions there are to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties?" At this moment, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be slightly worried about Feng Tian Wu.
In the past, even though he’d heard about the number of positions for Darkhan Dynasty young geniuses to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, but all of that was basically some rumors, and it couldn’t be believed to be true.
Some people said there were only five positions, some said there were 15 positions, some said seven, and some said eight…
All in all, before the Imperial Family of the Darkhan Dynasty officially announced it, everything was possible.
"That Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties is a competition between the young geniuses of the ten Dynasties including the Darkhan Dynasty! Logically speaking, every Dynasty wouldn’t be allowed too many young geniuses, yet it was impossible for very little to be allowed either."
"According to my guess, it ought to be not more than ten people." Duan Ling Tian guessed in his heart.
While Duan Ling Tian closed his eyes in meditation, the entire Cage Battle Arena was bustling with noise and excitement, and besides discussing the 20 people that had advanced, even more of them were discussing one of the young geniuses.
The six ninth level Void Initiation Stage experts including Duan Ling Tian were the first to be discussed.
After that, the attention of everyone moved towards the positions to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
"I wonder how many positions are there to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties?" Many people were curious.
In the first-class spectating area, Feng Tian Wu silently sat on her seat and closed her eyes.
If one were to look carefully, one would be able to notice that she was cultivating, and it seemed slightly like a last minute effort.
Half an hour later, the two old men that presided over the first round of selection earlier had flashed out successively, and they once again arrived in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena and stood there in the sky.
One of the old men spoke slowly. "Next, the second round of the selections of the martial competition today will begin… The second round of the selections will decide on the strongest 10 young geniuses! These ten young geniuses will obtain the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties that’s held one year from now."
"Ten positions?" Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes when he heard this, and a flowing light flashed within it.
"Ten positions." The gaze of Su Li who sat by his side couldn’t help but light up.
If there were ten positions, then he would be confident in obtaining one.
"Ten positions…" The nearby Long Yun frowned slightly, and he looked to be slightly unconfident.
Suddenly, Long Yun’s gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian, and there seemed to be slight unwillingness and helplessness mixed deep within his gaze.
After a year, he was filled with confidence and thought he would be able to defeat Duan Ling Tian in the Dynasty Martial Competition.
But unfortunately, his dreams were beautiful, yet reality was brutal.
The ninth level Void Initiation Stage cultivation Duan Ling Tian revealed caused Long Yun to be astonished and feel slight despair arise from the depths of his heart at the same time.
It turned out that while he was thinking that under the assistance of his master, he’d possessed a strength more formidable than Duan Ling Tian, yet Duan Ling Tian had already left him far behind once again.
Meanwhile, Long Yun had a feeling as if the gods were unfair for bringing Duan Ling Tian into this world after allowing his existence to be born.
In next to no time, Long Yun took a deep breath and slowly returned to his senses. "Ten positions… There are a total of six ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists including Duan Ling Tian. These six people are existences that are difficult for me to shake at this moment."
"In other words, I can only compete for one of the other four positions… Otherwise, I’ll be fated to be unable to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties." Long Yun who was originally filled with confidence felt pressure assault him, and he was slightly unable to catch his breath.
At this moment, when they heard that there were only 10 positions, the other young geniuses that had passed through the first round were both happy and worried.
20 people, 10 positions.
A 50% chance.
Amongst the nine seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses that had advanced, besides Tian Wu and Long Yun who were still cultivating, all the others revealed helpless and bitter smiles.
Obviously, they didn’t carry too much hope.
"For the sake of saving time… The six ninth level Void Initiation Stage young experts from the second round will directly advance!" In next to no time, the old man in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena spoke out once more.
"This is being done for the sake of allowing the second round of the selections to end as soon as possible… After the 10 positions to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties is set, the strongest 10 young geniuses will be ranked into a specific ranking! The young geniuses with high rankings will obtain generous rewards from our Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family.
"Do any of the other 14 people have objections?" As he finished speaking, the old man asked.
"Directly advance?" Duan Ling Tian’s gaze lit up when he heard the old man.
In this way, he didn’t have to fight in the second round of the selections, and this was a very normal rule.
Su Li, who sat at the side, glanced enviously at Duan Ling Tian.
When they heard the old man, all the seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses that advanced from the first round smiled bitterly.
What objection could they possibly have?
A ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist was sufficient to crush them in every aspect.
As for the five eighth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses including Su Li, besides Su Li having no objection, the other four people including Feng Yun Xian had flickering gazes at this moment.
Their gazes descended in unison onto the spectating area that the group of Darkstone Empire members were seated at.
More precisely speaking, their gazes descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
"Duan Ling Tian… Looks like some people aren’t convinced of your strength." After Su Li noticed the gazes of these four people, he couldn’t help but make fun of Duan Ling Tian.
"If they’re not convinced, then we’ll fight!" Duan Ling Tian shrugged, and his eyes revealed slight cold lights. "But I’m afraid they’ll be unable to bear the consequences of fighting me!"
At the same time, billowing killing intent flashed on Duan Ling Tian’s body.
The others were fine and didn’t notice anything, but Su Li who sat by Duan Ling Tian’s side was instead able to clearly sense the terrifying killing intent, and frightful coldness emerged from the bottom of his heart.
"What a terrifying killing intent!" Su Li glanced fearfully at Duan Ling Tian. This good friend of his that he’d known since his youth seemed to have become more and more unfathomable.
"Looks like even if I have master’s assistance… It isn’t easy for me to surpass Duan Ling Tian." Su Li couldn’t help but sigh in his heart.
"What? Yun Xiang… You want to challenge Duan Ling Tian?" On the first-class spectating area that belong to the Feng Clan, the Feng Clan’s Patriarch, Feng Tian Nan, looked at Feng Yun Xiang who was by his side and asked curiously.
Feng Yun Xiang nodded lightly.
As far as he was concerned, even though Duan Ling Tian was a ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, Duan Ling Tian was too young, after all. So, Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation was probably piled up by relying on a large amount of spirit fruits.
Presumably, Duan Ling Tian’s comprehension of Concept wasn’t great.
The ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage sounded frightening, but in terms of Origin Energy, it only surpassed the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage by the strength of a single ancient horned dragon.
In other words, so long as Duan Ling Tian’s comprehension in Concept was inferior to the Concept of an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, then an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist might have a chance to defeat Duan Ling Tian.
Now, based on his own inference, Duan Ling Tian’s comprehension in Concept ought to be inferior to him.
So he wanted to challenge Duan Ling Tian.
But when he thought about how Duan Ling Tian was the son-in-law of their Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao, he was slightly hesitant, and his gaze unintentionally glanced at Feng Wu Dao.
"Big Brother, Elder Kong… Do the two of you approve if Yun Xiang challenging Brother Duan?" Feng Tian Nan noticed Feng Yun Xiang’s worries, and his gaze moved to descend onto Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong before asking with a slight smile.
"Go ahead if you’re confident." Feng Wu Dao’s reply was very straightforward.
"I agree with what the Eldest Master said." Elder Kong nodded.
When he heard Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong, Feng Yun Xiang’s gaze lit up, and he didn’t have any worries any longer. Feng Yun Xiang stood up hurriedly and was about to speak out to challenge Duan Ling Tian.
But unfortunately, he was too late.
"I have an objection!" A slightly hoarse and unpleasant voice suddenly sounded out from one of the first-class spectating areas.
Subsequently, everyone at the Cage Battle Arena saw a figure flash out from the side of the Ye Clan’s Patriarch, and the figure arrived in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena in the blink of an eye.
This was a young man in green clothes around the age of 37 or 38 and had an ordinary appearance.
"Ye Lu!" Instantly, many people recognized this green clothed young man.
Ye Lu was a figure in the younger generation of the Ye Clan that possessed a strength merely inferior to the Eldest Young Master, Ye Xiao, his cultivation was at the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage, and at the same time, he was one of the people that had advanced from the first round.
"Ye Lu wouldn’t be intending to challenging Duan Ling Tian as well, right?" Feng Yun Xiang frowned and sat back down in the end, and he silently watched the events unfold.
On the first-class spectating area that the Ye Clan members were seated at, the corners of the Ye Clan’s Second Young Master, Ye Xiang, curled into a cold smile, and his vicious gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian who was at the second-class spectating area below him.
"Duan Ling Tian, so what even if you’re at the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage? Can your Concept keep up with your cultivation? Even though Ye Lu’s cultivation is inferior to you, his Water Concept has already been comprehended to the eighth stage, and it’s surely stronger than you!"
"Just wait to be defeated by Ye Lu!" Ye Xiang was extremely complacent in his heart.
Obviously, he didn’t think Duan Ling Tian had comprehended a Concept to the eighth level or above, and it was even to the extent that he felt Duan Ling Tian’s comprehension in concept wasn’t even at the seventh level.
As far as he was concerned, Duan Ling Tian was like a piece of fish on the chopping block before the second strongest experts in the younger generation of the Ye Clan, Ye Lu, and Duan Ling Tian would be at Ye Lu’s mercy.
"What objection do you have? Feel free to speak of it… If you’re not convinced with any ninth level Void Initiation Stage young expert, feel free to challenge that person. So long as you’re able to defeat that person, then he must participate in the second round of the selections along with you and the other 14 people." The old man looked at Ye Lu and spoke slowly.