Ancient Godly Monarch - Chapter 974: Eve before the Grand Battle
Chapter 974: Eve before the Grand Battle
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
In the City of Ancient Emperors, many were descendants of immortal kings and emperors. Even if they weren’t, they would be their disciples. Hence, all of them were lofty individuals whose arrogance towered up into the sky. They looked down on the actions of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor. If back then, the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor had sent his more powerful personal disciples here to kill Qin Wentian, that would be fine. But he’d actually sent out an army, and so his actions naturally incurred the ridicule of many.
At the same time, Qin Wentian’s challenge to Zi Daoyang and Mo Xie, the two top rankers of the Immortal Ascension Ranking, had truly stirred up the spirits of many. This should be what a genius from the City of Ancient Emperors should be like.
Comparing the two, it was clear that Qin Wentian’s spirit made those in the City of Ancient Emperors have a more unfavorable opinion of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect.
Hence, another storm of commotion arose in the City of Ancient Emperors. Many people were rushing to join the Qin Sect.
In a few short days, the number of geniuses in the Qin Sect exploded. They were all here because they wanted to witness the making of history, to personally see Qin Wentian fight against Zi Daoyang and Mo Xie.
The Qin Sect today was a far cry from the tranquil place it had been before. As a result of their recruitment efforts, it was now extremely lively, with geniuses from all kinds of locations gathering there. Qin Wentian had also changed his previous policy—now they were accepting anyone who wished to join. As a matter of fact, they weren’t going to stay too long in the City of Ancient Emperors, so it would be impossible for sect members to form a truly close relationship like that of real brothers. He was also thinking he might as well take the opportunity during this short period of time to gather people and carry out the things he should do. In the future, if they ever met in the outside world, it would naturally be good if they could drink and chat happily. But if they ended up on opposite sides, there would be no regrets as well.
“Nanfeng, did Qin Wentian really break through to the ninth level of Celestial Phenomenon? I remember when he first entered this city and joined the Xiao Sect, he was only a seventh-level ascendant. How can he break through two levels to the ninth within such a short period of time? Did you guys go through some miraculous encounters?” Hearing someone among them directing this question to Nanfeng Yunxi, many of the geniuses who joined the Qin Sect all had expressions of interest on their faces.
“There were indeed some miraculous encounters.” Nanfeng Yunxi nodded, admitting it honestly.
“Wow, what miraculous encounters?” someone asked.
“In the City of Ancient Emperors, in the very depths of the Underworld Mountains, there’s a city in the sky containing many enigmatic secrets. It was none other than the Antiquity City. We took on the trials and obtained the benefits, causing Qin Wentian to smoothly break through in his cultivation.” Nanfeng Yunxi chose not to hide anything. This Antiquity City would be known to many sooner or later. Rather than hiding things and arousing suspicions, she might as well tell the truth.
“Is this true?” As expected, the eyes of several experts gleamed with sharpness; all of them were directing their attention towards Nanfeng Yunxi.
“Yes, is there any reason for me to lie to you? You can all seek out that city for yourselves. But regretfully, because the cultivation level requirements are too high, we were all asked to leave that place. If not, we would have surely established our immortal foundations inside it,” Nanfeng Yunxi said calmly. “And sadly, the pathway to that city has already been sealed.”
“Oh?” Many people had disappointment flashing through their eyes. Since the path had already been sealed, didn’t that mean that they had no chance at all?
“Nanfeng isn’t lying. The things she’s said are all true.” At this moment, Qin Wentian walked over, sitting together with Nanfeng Yunxi.
“Brother Qin.” Everyone clasped their hands in politeness.
“Sect leader Qin!” some experts called out. After all, Qin Wentian was the sect leader of the Qin Sect.
“Brothers, you are all too courteous. I must truly thank you for your help by willingly joining my sect,” Qin Wentian said in a forthright manner, clasping his hands as well.
“A power like the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect that can only bully people with their numbers, we should make them wake the fuck up and remind them that this place is the City of Ancient Emperors.”
“That’s right. The Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor actually sent out an army to this place to deal with Brother Qin? That shouldn’t have happened at all.”
“Brother Qin, we still have to make things clear first. We’re all extremely willing and happy to take care of those clowns from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. But since you’ve proclaimed a challenge to Zi Daoyang and Mo Xie, that will ultimately have to depend on yourself. But, if the people from the Violet Sect and the Evil Palace interfere and join in on the battle, we’ll of course act against them. If they don’t, then we won’t involve ourselves, since after all, we would also like to see a battle between the three individuals at the very peak of the City of Ancient Emperors,” someone stated.
“That’s only natural.” Qin Wentian nodded. “In any case, the reason why I, Qin Wentian, have established the Qin Sect, was never to bully others through brute force. I just have no wish to encounter the same circumstances as back then—being surrounded by major powers on all sides. That was nothing but a humiliation, and since I dared to challenge Zi Daoyang and Mo Xie, I will naturally fight against them alone. I have no need for the help of others.”
“Right!” Someone in the crowd cheered.
“Brother Qin is truly bold. Right after arriving at the City of Ancient Emperors, you were already challenging the first and second-ranked in the Immortal Ascension Rankings. We are all truly impressed.”
“It looks like your miraculous encounter in the Antiquity City has caused Brother Qin’s strength to rise to another level.”
“There’s also another thing I think you all might not know about. Back then, Mo Xie was closely pursuing us, and so he has also stepped into the Antiquity City as well. So, that miraculous encounter was also experienced by Mo Xie,” Qin Wentian added, causing everyone’s eyes to gleam sharply.
“Mo Xie also managed to step into the Antiquity City with you guys?!” someone exclaimed in shock.
“Mhm, that’s right.” Nanfeng Yunxi nodded.
“Nanfeng was speaking truthfully. We experienced good fortune there, but were forced to leave because our cultivation levels were too low. It’s truly regretful that the path leading into the Antiquity City has now been sealed. If you guys don’t believe us, you can head over to the depths of the Underworld Mountain and take a look for yourselves,” Qin Wentian added honestly. None of the geniuses present doubted his words.
“Since Brother Qin and the Southern Phoenix Holy Maiden have already put it that way, we will naturally believe in you. We will wait until the conclusion of the battle between Brother Qin, Zi Daoyang, and Mo Xie before we head to the Antiquity City for a look,” stated someone in the crowd.
“Okay. Since that’s the case, let’s finish off those from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect first. If they choose to use immortal weapons in this upcoming battle, it may escalate to something beyond our control. Everyone should prepare their hearts,” advised Qin Wentian, and the others nodded.
“The members of our Qin Sect have already been designated to different locations within the City of Ancient Emperors. The Eastern Sage Immortal Sect will have no idea which of us are part of the Qin Sect. All their movements are already being monitored, and even if they wish to leave the City of Ancient Emperors now, it will be too late.”
Naturally, the Qin Sect weren’t able to hide their activities from the eyes and ears of the experts from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. They were also secretly monitoring the Qin Sect’s movements, and upon knowing that the Qin Sect was ramping up on their recruitment, this left the experts from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect in a position where it was difficult for them to advance or retreat.
“Everyone, what are your thoughts regarding this?” In the location occupied by the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect, the four leaders looked to their subordinates, asking them for their opinions.
“We can team up into supremely strong battle formations, so there’s no need to fear the Qin Sect. This is a mission given to us by His Majesty, so we must kill Qin Wentian no matter what,” someone replied.
“The Qin Sect isn’t so simple to deal with. Nanfeng Yunxi, Qin Wentian, and Princess Qing`er are ranked third, fourth, and fifth in the Immortal Ascension Rankings. This is something we didn’t know before we arrived here. And Qin Wentian managed to enter the Antiquity City and encounter another bout of good fortune, so now he’s dared to challenge the ones ranked first and second. Now, it looks like he’s going to be more difficult to deal with. And with so many more geniuses joining the Qin Sect, I’m afraid we are at a disadvantage.” Several people were worried.
“The battle formation’s amplification effect won’t be too overwhelming. Between our group and Qin Wentian, we have already reached a point where neither will rest until the other dies. If we truly were to fight, it would be a battle fought with immortal weapons, which could cause chaos to erupt everywhere. The circumstances are truly against us since after all, we can only kill Qin Wentian and his companions, but we’re not allowed to kill those other geniuses who joined the Qin Sect. If not, we’ll surely form death grudges between the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect and the many powerful factions out there.” The majority of people from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect were all extremely pessimistic; they didn’t feel too good about their chances in this upcoming battle.
“Could it be that we arrived with too much grandeur and style, and now we have no choice but to cut a sorry figure and flee in defeat? How can we answer to His Majesty?” someone exclaimed in anger, feeling disdain with regards to those pessimistic people.
A conflict between two powers. Before this, they had thought that with so many experts it would be a piece of cake to kill Qin Wentian and destroy the Qin Sect. However, at their very first battle they actually discovered that the Qin Sect was a tough nut to crack. And now that the Qin Sect’s numbers had explosively increased, they were in danger of losing their lives if they continued fighting against them.
“Stop talking.” One of the four leaders waved his hand, calling for silence.
“Us being divided is not the solution. Make preparations for battle. If we were to simply flee just like that, our Eastern Sage Immortal Sect need not bother raising their heads in the immortal realms ever again.”
The expressions of all the experts turned heavy. Indeed, this place was the City of Ancient Emperors. These people were from all over the immortal realms, and hence, news of their actions would definitely circulate around. If they sneakily tried to leave, the reputation of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect would be destroyed by their hands. They were here for one reason, and one reason only—to kill Qin Wentian. And now, if they were to flee out of fear, the face and prestige of the Eastern Sage Immortal Emperor would be tarnished completely.
“Send a few men to the Violet Sect and the Evil Palace. Let’s see if we can negotiate an alliance to deal with the Qin Sect,” commanded one of the leaders, his words causing the eyes of the experts to gleam. This was indeed a good plan. If the Violet Sect and the Evil Palace were willing to ally together with them to deal with the Qin Sect, they would no longer need to fear them.
Very swiftly, several experts headed over to the Violet Sect and the Evil Palace to discuss an alliance.
The people of the Violet Sect and the Evil Palace weren’t idling about as well. Zi Daoyang and Mo Xie had long heard of Qin Wentian’s challenge. The entire City of Ancient Emperors was waiting—waiting for this supreme battle at the peak to commence.
It has been a very long time since such an intense scene had happened in the City of Ancient Emperors.
The sun’s rays shone upon the City of Ancient Emperors, a place that had lasted for countless eras. There were people flying in the air in all directions—geniuses who were fighting against each other, various powers pitting against the other, experts who were searching for ancient ruins, people who were exploring forbidden grounds. As usual, they were all trying to temper themselves.
At the place where the experts of the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect were located, the atmosphere was filled with tension. Not long ago, they received news that the Qin Sect’s experts were currently being led by Qin Wentian and were heading towards them. Evidently, not only were they monitoring the movements of the Qin Sect, the Qin Sect was also monitoring them. Both parties were in plain sight, and it was unnecessary to think about hiding their movements from each other.
And now, their battle was finally about to start.
After hearing the report, they learned that there were a total of around five hundred geniuses preparing to slaughter their way over, all aiming for the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect. This made all the experts from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect fall into panic. In fact, they were even thinking of fleeing the City of Ancient Emperors.
The situation seemed to have been reversed.
However, they ultimately decided not to flee. Zi Daoyang and Mo Xie had both promised them that once the Qin Sect made their move, they would instantly rush over. Right now, they could only place their hopes on the alliance they’d made with the Violet Sect and the Evil Palace.
The experts from the Eastern Sage Immortal Sect weren’t the only ones to be struck by waves of commotion. The geniuses in this entire city all received the news, and were currently starting to rush over, intending to spectate the conclusion.
A grand battle of an unbelievable scale would occur at any moment!