Qin Wentian swoop downwards as golden light illuminated the skies. He projected an unrivalled loftiness, and his cold stare seemed to be able to pierce through the eyes of those he gazed upon.
Di Shi was forced back strike by strike. He roared in rage and a strange phenomenon appeared behind him. Manifestations of numerous birds of prey coalesced behind him as the glow from them enveloped his body, causing his aura to grow even more terrifying and baleful.
Upon seeing Qin Wentian attacking again, Di Shi's body trembled as those manifestations exuded an aura of arrogantly laughing at the nine heavens. He once again unleashed an attack. The incomparably enormous gigantic talons converged together, forming a true ancient ferocious bird that lunged towards Qin Wentian seeking to kill him, holding enough force to tear the bodies of humans into pieces..
"Di Shi has begun his counter attack, what a powerful strike. This should be a power he comprehended after studying the stone monument in the fourth row."
The attacks of the two combatants clashed again, and the resulting shockwaves were so great that even the image projection turned blurry.
Bang, Bang, Bang!
The resplendent astral light from Qin Wentian's palm circulated unceasingly. The runic lights shot forth, illuminating everything. The glow from Di Shi also permeated the entire area as his baleful aura towered up into the heavens. Streams of Star-Seizing Palm imprints slammed out with rage, repeatedly colliding against Di Shi's attack. Both of them soared up into the air when attacking as explosions erupted all around them. The spectators stared with thunderstruck expressions and their hearts trembled at the display.
"Qin Wentian's attack are actually so powerful. He isn't any weaker even when contending against Di Shi." Many sighed in admiration.
Di Shi couldn't help but bellow angrily upon seeing this situation. An even brighter light shot forth from him. The entire skies was filled with countless numbers of his images. The projection of the ancient primordial bird of prey stared hatefully at Qin Wentian with an incomparably terrifying aura.
"DIE!" Di Shi howled, and in that instant, attacks from the countless images in the sky blasted out with torrential might.
Astral light erupted, and Qin Wentian split into a million incarnations as well. The palms of his silhouettes all circulated resplendent light before transforming into an endless stream of Star-Seizing palm imprints that blasted out in the direction Di Shi was in.
Right now, everyone spectating felt as though both clashing participants had three heads and six arms. Di Shi seemed more powerful because his incarnations were augmented by the illusory projection of that ancient primordial bird of prey. In fact, in terms of the number of incarnations, Qin Wentian had more than he did.
Currents of destructive qi flows ravaged the space within the monument, the spectators all saw the scene of Di Shi being forced back as Qin Wentian's speed increased. The flapping wings of the golden primordial roc radiated a golden light that covered the entire sky, followed by numerous Star-Seizing palm imprints containing enough force to shake both heaven and earth blasting out and destroying everything in their path.
The hearts of the spectators thumped rapidly, they were all staring at that blurry projection image as terrifying waves rocked their hearts. That young man who had always been adopting a defensive stance has just bared his sharp fangs.
Qin Wentian could have continued combat while maintaining his defensive stance. And if he had done so, as long as some other battle eliminated one more finalist, he would have been ranked in the top ten here in the Immortal Martial Realm. However, he had chosen not to and instead initiated his own attack. Even more astonishing, he had picked Di Shi! This confidence of his left the hearts of the crowd shaking.
The blurry projection image abruptly tore apart as the hearts of the crowd violently pounded. They kept their gaze fixated in the direction of the two of them. An instant later, Di Shi was forced back until the first row of stone monuments as he coughed out blood. The visibly trembling Di Shi was a far cry from how arrogant and imposing he had looked earlier. The light which enveloped him seemed like it had been shattered by someone using the most cruelest method possible.
So cruel that it was tough for people to accept. But this was the reality that transformed into torrential waves, rocking the hearts of the crowd.
Di Shi, one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses, had actually been defeated! Although this wasn't a true battle where the participants could use their real techniques, it was still an absolutely fair competition. Losing to Qin Wentian under such a setting indicated that even if Qin Wentian's true combat strength wasn't able to rival Di Shi, his innate potential was even stronger in comparison.
This was a battle in which an era-suppressing genius was defeated! And this meant that in the ranking for this batch of participants in the Immortal Martial Realm, Di Shi's name wouldn't be in the top ten.
The implications of this battle were extraordinary.
The crowd members were all speculating now. Although Di Shi lost to Qin Wentian, he should at least be stronger than Lou Bingyu and Si Ling. Sadly, Qin Wentian used Di Shi, an era-suppressing genius, as a stepping stone, starting a legend that belonged solely to himself. This battle would certainly cause Qin Wentian's name to resound throughout the Royal Sacred Region.
Countless gazes gathered on Qin Wentian. Right now the corona of light enveloping Qin Wentian seemed even brighter than the eight era-suppressing geniuses. It seemed as if he had used this battle to announce to the world that he would replace Di Shi, stepping into the same tier as the era-suppressing geniuses!
Everyone involuntarily thought back to the earlier conflict between Di Shi and Qin Wentian. It was rumoured that Di Yu, his younger brother, acted in an incomparably arrogant manner to humiliate Qin Wentian's friends, and even dared to insult the Holy Maiden of the Medicine Sovereign Valley. Qin Wentian wanted to kill Di Yu, but was prevented from doing so by the arrival of Di Shi. Di Shi acted in an overwhelmingly domineering manner, fighting against Qin Wentian and his group alone, wanting to kill them all. How supreme was he back then? If it wasn't for the arrival of Ji Feixue spoiling his plans, Qin Wentian would have died! And then, when everything was calm, Di Shi made a surprise attack on Qin Wentian's friends, which angered Wentian so much that he decisively slew Di Yu in front of Di Shi before disappearing by use of a spatial-transference scroll.
The actions of Qin Wentian during that battle caused many to be impressed by his courage. Even so, it was a fact that he hadn't had the strength to face Di Shi head on. In the eyes of others, he and Di Shi belonged to different levels, and so they had all believed that back at the start of this trial, when Di Shi initiated an invasion against Qin Wentian, it would be Qin Wentian's final battle in the Immortal Martial Realm. Di Shi didn't manage to oust Qin Wentian then, and now, in their second confrontation, Di Shi was the one ousted instead.
Such a reversal, if one contemplated the entire sequence of events, was undoubtedly a hot-blooded story! Qin Wentian had completed his transformation in the Immortal Martial Realm, trampling Di Shi under foot. Now, who would dare to look down on this low-profile young man from the Battle Sword Sect? He used only one invasion to shatter everyone's preconceptions and told everyone that the legendary story belonging to him was only just beginning.
"Fucking beautiful!" Fatty excitedly roared from the floating bridge, his meaty face turning red from excitement.
Chu Mang and Ouyang Kuangsheng let out low sounding roars as well. Although they sensed that the difference in their strengths were pulling apart despite how hard they had worked, they were still happy that they could watch Qin Wentian advance further on his path while accompanying him. The youth who once held Mo Qingcheng's hand, announcing to the world their relationship on the stage of the Heavenly Fate Ranking Battle in Grand Xia, had finally issued a voice that belonged to him here in the Royal Sacred Region.
They believed that this battle was merely the beginning.
Yun Mengyi's eyes, which had always been icy and cold, couldn't help but shine with a brilliant light when she saw this. Qin Wentian had finally set foot upon the path which would enable him to rise up.
Not far away, Princess Jiao Yang heaved a sigh of relief. Even Di Shi was defeated by Qin Wentian! In that case, she could accept her loss more easily. She was simply unfortunate that she had chosen to target him earlier.
Lin Xian`er's eyes flickered with a smile as the corners of her lips curved up, appearing so beautiful that she couldn't be compared to anything in this world.
As for those others from the supreme Di Clan, their countenances were all ashen to behold. Di Shi was defeated, not ranked within the top ten…
After Qin Wentian defeated Di Shi, he advanced to the fourth row of monuments. Now there were only ten participants remaining, and he was able to proceed to the fourth row because he had defeated Di Shi. But this was not his final destination. In order to prevent the difficulty from skyrocketing later, he might as well eliminate one more right now so as to clear his path to the fifth row.
When Si Ling realised that Qin Wentian had invaded his monument, his expression turned incredibly unsightly. Lightning crackled around his body as he stared at Qin Wentian's eyes which was filled with loftiness. Since there was no way for him to evade this confrontation, he could only go all out and fight against him. Soon after the spectators saw a stream of palm imprints containing enough power to seize the stars from the heavens pressing down on him, ousting Si Ling in a beautiful and magnificent manner.
If the spectators were to describe the battle, they would only have two words for it - insta-kill. It was so domineering that it could be termed sadistic abuse as well.
Si Ling was blasted back to the first row of stone monuments coughing out blood. He stared at Qin Wentian ahead of him, his face incomparably unsightly to behold. Most probably, he would never imagine that the reason why Qin Wentian invaded him was merely to rack up enough victories to clear a path to the fifth row. Si Ling was merely collateral damage. If Si Ling had known this reason, he would have definitely coughed out even more mouthfuls of fresh blood.
"Nine more remaining, Si Ling should be ranked tenth in the Immortal Martial Realm. But in reality, his strength should be under Di Shi's," someone spoke. "But this Qin Wentian is truly perverse, he could have easily ousted Si Ling, yet he intentionally chose Di Shi. This action is already something that can't be described as 'self-confidence,' it's simply brazen arrogance."
"Well, he has the capabilities to act like this. If you can defeat Di Shi, you can be as brazenly arrogant as him as well," someone among the crowd replied. Causing everyone in the surroundings to nod their heads in silence. Evidently, after Qin Wentian defeated Di Shi, his position in their hearts had changed. Everyone understood that Qin Wentian's meteoric rise couldn't be stopped.
Only now did Qin Wentian advance towards the fourth row, silently using his perception to sense the fluctuations of energies exuding from the various stone monuments. An instant later, he felt an unusual aura from one of the monuments. The energy contained within shone with resplendent brilliance, causing a bright glow to flash within his eyes.
"In the test of the treasure pagoda, I obtained an unnamed oracular chant that could stir the entirety of energy within my body, could that have something to do with this stone monument?" Qin Wentian mused. "Fine I will choose this one."
Qin Wentian walked to the front of that stone monument, he trusted his instincts. Maybe the chant he obtained earlier was simply a part of the art contained within the stone monument. If he did not choose this, the chant would have simply gone to waste.
Qin Wentian sank his perception within the stone monument as it flared with a dazzling light. A primordial giant appeared in front of him with power enough to suppress the heavens and earth. In the middle of the air, there were a number of gigantic ancient words that branded themselves into Qin Wentian's sea of consciousness, forming a resonance with the chant already in his mind. Instantly, the blurry words from before became clearer and clearer as they floated up in his mind.
"Fiendgod Heaven Suppression Art!" These four gigantic symbols floated up in his mind, causing Qin Wentian's heart to pound rapidly. Fiendgod Heaven Suppression Art, it was an immortal-level art.
This could be his greatest harvest in the Immortal Martial Realm. The rumors regarding this realm had cleared up, there actually were immortal arts in here. In that case, there was no doubt that the master of this realm must really be an immortal! And there was a high possibility that he isn't any ordinary immortal. Those who had obtained the top rankings of this realm in the previous contests should have known the truth, and perhaps the upper-echelons of the top-tier powers had an idea as well. This was the reason the journey into the Immortal Martial Realm every ten years was so heavily regarded by even the major powers!