Li Tian's attack was as tyrannical here as it was outside the Immortal Martial Realm, however Dongyue Hanjiang wasn't the slightest bit weaker in comparison at all. He could actually fight equally against Li Tian, both of them exuded an unsurpassed aura, their might towering up to the heavens. The fight between them was exceptionally intense.
Among the three battles, Qin Wentian's one was the most quiet.
Chi Lian and Qin Wentian faced off against each other. An overwhelming blood-colored devilish might gushed forth from Chi Lian's body. It seemed as if he was a devil, a resplendent diabolical shadow manifested behind him, and it's violent and chaotic aura swept through the space, shaking the heavens and earth. However, the eyes he used to look at Qin Wentian weren't filled with any traces of disdain. Rather, he regarded Qin Wentian with very serious looking expression on his face.
He was very clear that Qin Wentian had solidified his foundation ever since the first row of monument, and was an extremely dangerous character. In fact, he might even be the most dangerous participant here. To avoid delays, the eight era-suppressing geniuses all sought a balance between comprehension and advancement, invading others to advance the instant their comprehension reached a certain level. This was especially true when they saw others advancing, as they didn't want to be left behind. Only when they reached the fourth row or fifth row did they start to slow down and use more time to comprehend the power within the stone monuments they chosen.
Regarding the situation of Qin Wentian, if one could oust him, that would naturally be the best method of handling him. Sadly, Di Shi didn't accomplish it and in the end, Di Shi was even the one booted by him instead. This allowed the others to understand that they had already missed the best opportunity to remove Qin Wentian. Right now, Qin Wentian had already became someone extremely threatening to them.
Staring at Qin Wentian, the devilish might exuding from Chi Lian seethed as blood-colored light illuminated the heavens. His entire body was enveloped by crimson runic lights that blotted out the sun and sky, and very swiftly the space within the stone monument turned dark red as though there were devil kings inside howling in anger.
Stepping forward, Chi Lian seemingly transformed into a devil. He stared right at Qin Wentian, his eyes possessing a terrifying penetrating power as he exuded an extremely fearsome destructive aura.
Staring at such a scene caused the hearts of the majority of spectators to tremble. Before this, they all felt that there was an extremely high probability that Qin Wentian would be able to defeat Chi Lian, but now, upon seeing the violent and savage devilish might gushing forth from Chi Lian, they started to doubt their own conjectures earlier. After all, there were no simple characters among the eight era-suppressing geniuses, and Chi Lian was different from Di Shi. He had spent a long period of time contemplating the stone monuments in the fourth and fifth rows. He should be much stronger than the already eliminated Di Shi.
Chi Lian lifted his palms and blasted out with them, causing the blood-red light in the skies to gush out like currents, sweeping forth towards Qin Wentian. Streams of terrifying devil palms wielding gigantic halberds manifested, lashing out while Qin Wentian felt that a giant was standing before him.
His body glowing with golden light, Qin Wentian dashed out, moving like a primordial great roc. He stepped into the air, causing astral light to envelope him in an instant as his physique constantly expanded, transforming into a heaven-suppressing gigantic fiendgod.
Ten thousand feet of astral light cascaded down from the heavens all falling onto him. That gigantic fiendgod's silhouette abruptly flickered, before manifesting numerous incarnations that blasted outwards with palm imprints that contained enough power to seize the stars and pluck the sun and moon.
Such a shocking scene caused the hearts of the spectators to thump incessantly, they had almost forgotten to breath. The palm imprints contained indomitable might capable of crushing everything, and the blood-colored devilish gigantic halberds were all destroyed underneath the astral light. Chi Lian still stood there proudly, his tyrannical eyes now containing traces of disappointment within. He was already so powerful, yet he had not expected that this time around, there would be another even more perverse monster by the name of Qin Wentian appearing in the Immortal Martial Realm.
A surge of terrifying energy gushed over, Chi Lian was blown out of the space of the stone monument by Qin Wentian. Among the three battles, the battle between them was the last to erupt, yet the quickest to conclude.
The powerful Chi Lian lost just like that, allowing Qin Wentian to dictate his ranking in the Immortal Martial Realm. Chi Lian was now ranked #8.
Many on the floating bridges drew in a deep breath, feeling as though the scene before them wasn't real. Truly, nobody could block the rise of the young man of the Battle Sword Sect. In fact, even speculating that he would be in the top five would not be underestimating him.
Li Tian and Dongyue Hanjiang's battle still continued. Hua Taixu's body was cloaked in endless light, constantly shifting between illusory and reality, totally indiscernible. However Ji Feixue was no easy pickings either. His sword arts were supreme, joining both attack and defence as one, completely flawless. The attacks that issued forth from his swords were originally already extremely terrifying, containing an overwhelming threat.
After Qin Wentian defeated Chi Lian, he didn't stop. He instantly invaded Fan Miaoyu's stone monument, his actions causing the spectators to stare dumbfoundedly at him.
The low-profiled young man earlier was now baring his sharp fangs and claws. So what if you are one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses? No one could stop him from advancing. As long as he defeated Fan Miaoyu, he would have clocked up enough victories for him to advance to the seventh row of stone monuments, allowing him to cultivate a total of seven different kinds of power. He would then be the same as Gu Liufeng, becoming one of the biggest winners with the greatest harvest unless somebody ousted him before he advanced to the seventh row. But the possibility of this happening seemed very unlikely.
Right now Gu Liufeng was busy gaining comprehension, he no longer initiated any invasion. If Hua Taixu defeated Ji Feixue, he also would have enough victories to advance to the seventh row of monuments and naturally by that time, he also wouldn't initiate an invasion against others before the final battle to determine the rankings, as there was no longer a need to.
Fan Miaoyu was a disciple of the Forgotten Immortal Tower, part of the Nine Great Sects as well as the Holy Maiden of the Tianfan Sect. Her long hair fluttered in the wind and although she wasn't old, she exuded a noble and elegant beauty that was a pleasant contrast to Lou Bingyu's.
Both her eyes were extremely clear with many stories that could be seen in them. It felt as though her eyes could speak!
"I've thought of many possibilities, but I had never anticipated such an ending." Fan Miaoyu's voice was very clear as well, giving off a sense of nobility and elegance. Evidently, she was also astonished that the person who would eliminate her was none other than this young man she had never deigned to pay any attention to before.
Qin Wentian has already eliminated Di Shi, and domineeringly defeated Chi Lian. Although Fan Mengyu was extraordinary, she knew that she didn't have any chance of victory.
"The era is changing," Qin Wentian replied in a low voice as the ruby-red lips of Fan Miaoyu curled up into a beautiful smile.
She stared at the young man before her as she stated, "That's right, the era is changing. Those characters with unmatched magnificence termed as era-suppressing geniuses, who didn't rise up by trampling on the bodies of others? After the Immortal Martial Realm, your name will definitely resound throughout the Royal Sacred Region. However, this doesn't mean that the current eight era-suppressing geniuses have already been defeated. This place is only the Immortal Martial Realm. If you wished to replace one of us, you still need to prove yourself out in the real world. I shall wait and see who you will trample on to become an existence that can dominate this era."
"I will." Qin Wentian nodded, as a beam of light shot forth from him.
Fan Mengyu released her energy at the same time. Even if she knew that she would be defeated, she still chose to go all out with a blast in an explosive battle.
The battle between them was fascinating and magnificent, but unsurprisingly, the battle's conclusion was Fan Miaoyu's defeat by Qin Wentian. However, other than a trace of sadness, she showed no other emotion. Just like what Qin Wentian had said, the era was already changing. Countless stones are stepped upon for the birth of an existence that could suppress the era. Sadly now in this realm, she had unfortunately became one of those stepping stones.
The other two battles had yet to end. Fan Mengyu's ranking was designated by Qin Wentian's victory. She was ranked #7 among this batch of participants.
A short time later, Ji Feixue was finally defeated by Hua Taixu. There were no miracles, and his ranking was fixed at #6.
Li Tian's battle with Dongyue Hanjiang was the most intense, it could even shake the heavens and earth, causing the wind and clouds to change. At the end, Li Tian was the final victor. This mean that Dongyue Hanjiang's ranking was #5 among this batch of participants that had come to the Immortal Martial Realm.
The rankings from the 5th to 10th were now revealed. They were respectively: Dongyue Hanjiang, Ji Feixue, Fan Miaoyu, Chi Lian, Lou Bingyu, and Si Ling.
The remaining four participants would be ranked at the top These four were: Gu Liufeng, Hua Taixu, Li Tian, and Qin Wentian!
The journey into the Immortal Martial Realm was soon coming to an end.
In this battle, the one that made the most people feel thunderstruck was naturally Qin Wentian, followed by Hua Taixu.
For the eight era-suppressing geniuses, Qin Wentian had eliminated three of them by himself. Such a remarkable battle record was so exemplary that no one could match it. Right now, the one feeling the most uncomfortable would be Li Tian. He needed to rack up one more victory before he could advance to the seventh row. But of the other remaining three participants, any one of them would cause anyone who faced them to feel a sense of utter despair.
If no unexpected things occurred, Gu Liufeng, Hua Taixu, and Qin Wentian would be ranked as the top three of this batch of participants that ventured into the Immortal Martial Realm.
"The top three rankings…before this, who would have thought that Qin Wentian would be ranked within it? In addition to this, of all the Nine Great Sects, Seven Supreme Clans, and two grand empires, only Qin Wentian belonged to one of the Nine Great Sects. Gu Liufeng and Hua Taixu weren't members from any of the top-tier powers at all," the spectators all sighed in their hearts. If those inside could see that scene, they would surely be shocked to the point of speechlessness.
Di Shi had been observing the fights from the first row of the monuments. Right now, both his fists were tightly clenched, and killing intent flickered in his eyes when he stared at Qin Wentian. This bout of killing intent gushed forth from him unmasked, he didn't even have an opportunity to acquire an immortal art and was already ousted by Qin Wentian.
Not long ago, Qin Wentian who killed his brother was still unable to fight him head on. But currently, he had already defeated him in the Immortal Martial Realm.
Not only was Di Shi in a daze, even Ji Feixue and Duan Han couldn't believe their eyes. Of the three senior members of the Battle Sword Sect here - Ji Feixue, Duan Han, and Lou Bingyu - not one of them had imagined that Qin Wentian would be the one among them to walk all the way to the end of the path.
"Junior brother Qin truly gives people surprises," Ji Feixue bitterly smiled, feeling somewhat complicated in his heart.
Lou Bingyu's heart was similarly rocked by great waves when she stared at the figure before her. She glanced once more at Ji Feixue beside her while thinking in her heart that from now onwards, Qin Wentian's status in the Battle Sword Sect would be equivalent to his.
Outside the Immortal Martial Realm, on the huge ranking monument, the seventy-plus names were still shimmering with light and squirming about. Each of these names were famous characters in the Royal Sacred Region, with the eight era-suppressing geniuses included among them. What would the actual rankings be when this event concluded?
"I wonder how the situation is inside, the names of the top ten should have already been decided, I guess?"
"Who do you think the top ten would be in this batch of participants who ventured into the Immortal Martial Realm?" Many were probing.
"The eight era-suppressing geniuses should be ranked as the top eight, and one of the remaining two might be Si Ling from the Violet Thunder Sect, as after all, he could be considered very powerful. There's also a possibility for the remaining one to be either the Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect, Lou Bingyu of the Battle Sword Sect, Nangong Shuang of the Nangong Aristocrat Clan, or Lin Xian`er of the Celestial Maiden Sect. They all have very high odds of being ranked among the top ten."
"Hmm, logical. However what about the top three? I'm guessing Gu Liufeng would be ranked first, Fan Miaoyu ranked second, and Li Tian ranked third."
"I guess Gu Liufeng will be number one, Chi Lian will be number two, and Di Shi will be number three."
Many people were all speaking in low voices, speculating about the ranking. The number one from the guesses of many was none other than Gu Liufeng. For the number two and three, everyone had different views. However, among the guessing for the top three rankings, Hua Taixu's name appeared the least as, after all, he shot to fame the latest. And regarding Qin Wentian, his name didn't even appear in the guesses for the top ten names. After all, the crowd outside the Immortal Martial Realm had no way to see what was happening within!