Ancient Godly Monarch - Chapter 1154: 24th year mark, contending for the lead seat again
Chapter 1154: 24th year mark, contending for the lead seat again
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
At the 24th year mark, the battle intents of the various demon statues in the sacred land could no longer defeat Qin Wentian.
Today, the sound of the dao bell echoed out again, the time for another dao lecture is near.
Qin Wentian’s eyes gleamed with sharpness. All the experts respectively halted and those who were still in the sacred land began to exit the place.
Although this sacred land was extremely helpful to temper their combat prowess, the experts here wouldn’t miss out the chance for a dao lecture because of this. The dao lecture opens up only once every twelve years, it was impossible for the experts to miss it. During the first lecture, several experts broken through their cultivation base, and although some might not have broken through, they still gained many benefits from the knowledge. The benefits they gained didn’t simply influence their cultivation path, it also caused their state of heart and soul, as well as their perspectives, to be broadened.
The dao lecture of the academy was sufficient to cause them to contemplate on forever. As they walked on their path of cultivation, the knowledge gained was able to help them as they continued on. All these were formless, unable to be seen nor touched.
Even for those who missed the first dao lecture, when they saw the solemn expressions and looks of anticipations on the faces of the other genuses, they all also went along, they could feel that they would definitely regret it if they didn’t attend this lecture. In all their minds, a voice rang out saying that the second twelve year mark has arrived, the sacred academy would open up for another lecture.
Qin Wentian, Little Rascal, Purgatory, the Battle Saint Tribe and the Southern Phoenix Clan’s experts all gathered together from different location. They all had improved compared to the past and it was not only them, for those who entered the sacred academy who survived until now, all of their strengths underwent a qualitative transformation.
Right now in all four academies, the number of people who entered were already close to ten thousand. These people were the most elite of geniuses among immortal-foundation experts of the immortal realms.
Although there was no helping it as there were some heaven chosen who were still not here due to the fact that they are busy with other major things and the immortal realms were simply too vast, one cannot deny that the heaven chosens in the sacred academy, were able to represent the top-tier elites of the Immortal Foundation Realm, they were all seedlings with extremely high potential.
Under the ethereal peak, the ancient stairways appeared once again. Everyone was heading towards it. For those who recently arrived and missed the first lecture, they were all silently cursing the fact and were filled with regret that they didn’t cross the immortal sea sooner. They wasted a great deal of time and one must know that in the sacred academy, time was an extremely valuable resource.
“The sacred academy lectures once every twelve years, there are many geniuses here including me who had missed the first one. Seeing the solemn looks and expression of reverence on your faces, I wonder if anyone could explain why that first dao lecture was so special?” Someone asked.
“After the dao lecture twelve years ago, there were some who only awakened from that state of comprehension half a year later. There were also some who immersed in that state for a year, and even for three years. For this dao lecture, we will firstly disregard the transformation of one’s state of heart and horizons, we will simply just speak about their cultivation. From what I know, previously out of the thousands of students, roughly hundreds of them managed to have a breakthrough in their cultivation bases.” Someone replied, his words causing those who missed the first lecture to sigh as their expressions turned a little unsightly. They all knew how difficult it was to level up in the immortal foundation realm. How terrifying was this? Just a lecture actually caused hundreds of people to enjoy a breakthrough.
Also, according to that voice. The upgrade was not merely in terms of cultivation base. One’s state of heart and horizons were also upgraded and broadened as well.
“The person giving the lecture must surely be an extraordinarily powerful expert.” Someone commented in a low voice.
“In the vast immortal realms, it might be difficult to find people of that level.” Another person sighed. He then proceeded up the stairway.
After the previous dao lecture, these people were all filled with reverence and respect for that speaker. Even for those lofty supreme greater demons, they were of no exception as well.
The people who came later were all very curious about the first lecture, there were many who silently regretted missing out on that chance. Now, they all hastened their pace and stepped upon the stairway, burning with impatience.
Qin Wentian also had a solemn looking expression on his face. He and his comrades stepped up the stairway, but they were not in a hurry. In the past, Qin Wentian initially sat casually on the tenth row of seats but after the lecture was completed, he ended up being shifted to the lead seat. In truth, the sequence of the immortal seats are not that important.
Right at the very front, the life-like statue could be seen, and there were 3,000 open seats available.
Those who didn’t attend the first lecture before all rushed forward, not feeling much reverence in their hearts, wanting to seize the first immortal lead seat. Although these people were all extraordinary, their fate was already determined. All of them were blasted off the seat.
Twelve years ago, nobody succeeded in attempting to take the lead seat. This time around, one could only wonder if Jia Nantian and the demonic lion would be able to succeed.
“In the last lecture, nobody could sit in the lead seat in the beginning. Now that the second lecture is here, those who came later actually are all rushing to seize it? Nothing but a fool’s dream.” A cold voice rang out.
“Speaking of the lead seat, Qin Wentian actually became the one sitting there at the very end of the first lecture.” Among the crowd, a voice rang out, causing the gazes of many to turn to Qin Wentian. However, this voice didn’t belong to Qin Wentian or his comrades but was in fact, from an expert of the Skymist Immortal Empire who had a conflict with Qin Wentian. Such words, although it sounded like a praise, was in fact pushing Qin Wentian to the center of the attention.
A fourth-level immortal-foundation human cultivator had incomparably outstanding talent. His comprehension abilities surpassed all the greater demons and other human cultivators in the first level and he ended up in the lead seat. However, the geniuses here would have a heart filled with reverence towards him because of that and on the contrary, they were reluctant to admit it and would intentionally target him. Naturally, the reason behind that was because they felt jealousy. Regardless of humans or demons, the majority of them were born this way. This was especially true considering the fact that everyone here were extremely proud geniuses from different locations of the immortal realms.
For those who had enmity with Qin Wentian before this, their hatred for him would naturally only be magnified. Hence, after hearing that, White-eye’s gaze flared with hatred as he glanced at Qin Wentian. White-eye then icily spoke, “If it wasn’t for the two women beside you, you would have already died in the blood river. In the past, nobody knows why you got lucky and managed to sit in the lead seat. How lucky do you think you need to be in order to sit in the lead seat again now?”
Qin Wentian naturally understood what White-eye was referring to. If there weren’t rules in the sacred academy, White-eye would have already acted in the sacred land and killed him off. Qin Wentian knew that White-eye most probably wouldn’t give up that opportunity to deal with him.
“From what you said, my killing of white tigers and roasting their meat, and the fact that you couldn’t defeat me during our combat, is definitely also because luck was on my side, right? On the life-and-death arena, the White Tiger Race spared no expense, wanting to take my life yet what was the end result? Oh, weren’t there two white tigers who died then? It seems like my luck is truly excellent.” Qin Wentian spoke in a casual tone, mocking White-eye. White-eye roared in rage as torrents of baleful qi gushed out. But in front of that life-like statue here in the dao lecture, he didn’t actually dare to do anything.
Numerous pairs of cold eyes all landed on Qin Wentian. That battle on the life-and-death arena was undoubtedly a great humiliation for the White Tiger Race.
“Your talent isn’t bad, and your combat prowess is also very strong. However, you merely killed two ordinary white tigers, do you think this is something worth being very proud about? If it wasn’t for that group of people following you around and protecting you, you wouldn’t even have the capabilities to act so loftily with your weak cultivation base. So, in the future you better not let me see you feasting on demon beast meat again. Although you were eating those retarded white tigers, it still doesn’t sit well with me.”
An arrogant voice sounded out, from beside the golden-winged roc Jia Nantian. A young man with golden eyes could be seen there, he was extremely proud, so proud to the extent whereby he didn’t even bother to look at Qin Wentian. Also, his cultivation base was extremely high, at the ninth-level of immortal-foundation, an expert from the Sky Roc Race. From a certain perspective, he did have the qualifications to lecture Qin Wentian.
Because he was strong, he was confident that among the two thousand plus cultivators in this particular sacred academy, the ones who could defeat him were only a scarce few. This was especially so considering that he had grown stronger through these years in the academy. In fact, he was already faintly closing in on the door leading to the Immortal King Realm.
A single sentence of his, not only did he manage to threaten Qin Wentian, he even insulted the white tigers for being retarded. This, wasn’t an ordinary level of arrogance.
Qin Wentian naturally could sense that the other party disapproved of the fact that he sat in the lead seat. Because, that other party was a demon while he, Qin Wentian, was a human that feasted on white tigers in the face of all these greater demons.
However, although Qin Wentian understood his perspective, it didn’t mean that he agreed. Hence, he replied coldly, “I think that you would similarly disapprove as well when the White Tiger Race captured humans as slaves, and sprouted vulgarities like playing with human females, and torturing the males?”
“Naturally.” The eyes of that great roc turned and faced Qin Wentian. His golden eyes were extremely sharp, this caused the eyes of people in the surrounding to flicker. Qin Wentian had already offended the White Tiger Race, if he offended the Sky Roc Race as well, he would probably not have a good ending. This was especially so when he was within the academy. The strength of the Sky Roc Race seemed even stronger than the White Tiger Race.
“There seems to be many things you dislike.” Qin Wentian laughed coldly.
“That’s right. For example, the fact that you sat in the lead seat twelve years ago, I dislike it. You, are not worthy to sit in that seat.” His eyes then turned to another sky roc beside him. This sky roc was the king of their race, in his eyes, nobody other than Jia Nantian was qualified to sit in the lead seat.
“I originally had no intentions to take the lead seat, but for some reason, I ended up being shifted there. This wasn’t something I had wanted, nature merely took its course. Even if I eventually sat there, there must be a certain logic leading to that. You say that I’m unworthy? But what does your opinion count for?” Qin Wentian replied.
“Am I the only one who feels this way?” That sky roc rebutted. Qin Wentian turned his gaze to people in the surroundings. For the 3,000 open seats, there was actually no one rushing to take the seats. After all, they understood that the seat in the front row wasn’t that easy to obtain. As for those who missed the lecture twelve years ago, they needed even more to see the situation clearly.
Countless gazes landed on Qin Wentian. The experts beside Qin Wentian were all enraged, but they had no way to change the thinking of these people. And indeed, from the perspective of these greater demons and other human cultivators, Qin Wentian’s combat prowess might be very strong but he still had no qualifications to sit in the lead seat.
Qin Wentian suddenly laughed. Sometimes, when one didn’t wish to compete, there were actually people forcing you to compete.
He slowly made his way forward, walking past the other seats with his back facing these spectators. He then remarked, “I initially didn’t care about the rows of seating. At the very least, I had no intention to compete for the lead seat this time. However, since you guys think that I’m unworthy, I myself then want to see if I’m worthy to take this seat or not. Although many of you don’t approve of and were not happy with the fact that I sat in the lead seat there, what the hell does your approval have to do with me?”
After he spoke, Qin Wentian walked towards the direction of the first immortal seat. The experts from the Sky Roc Race wanted to rush forward but they were held back by Jia Nantian. Everyone watched as Qin Wentian continued on his way, as though wanting to watch how he would disgrace himself.
“Twelve years ago, many people wanted the lead seat but their attempts all ended in failure. Today, if I truly failed, many of you would surely say that today, twelve years later from then, I’m not the only one able to sit upon there. However, I don’t mind what you guys think, but because of your arrogance I just want to tell you all that if I do succeed, all of you better just shut the fuck up.”
Qin Wentian emotionlessly spoke as he walked towards the lead seat. His voice tinged with immense arrogance and as the sound of his voice faded, his feet landed onto the lead seat!