On the ranking monument of the Immortal Martial Realm, golden light sparkled as the name on the top row exuded an extremely intense radiance.
Qin Wentian, it was actually really Qin Wentian.
At this moment outside the Immortal Martial Realm, there was no uproar nor any commotion. The silence of this brief pause was even somewhat terrifying. Countless pairs of eyes stared at the three characters as huge waves began to rise in their hearts.
They had imagined many possibilities, that maybe Qin Wentian was already eliminated for some unknown reason, or maybe the number one would be some Heaven Chosen they had accidentally forgotten. But the truth was simply as such, rumbling the hearts of people. Yeah, obviously, how could there be any accidents? The only one remaining was obviously Qin Wentian.
The young man who slew Ye Kongfan in ancient Ye, the young man who killed the Little Ancestor of the supreme Di Clan in front of his older brother Di Shi; Qin Wentian had made full use of this opportunity in the Immortal Martial Realm and completed an amazing transformation. His name was ranked above the eight era-suppressing geniuses.
In this journey, Qin Wentian had forcefully suppressed these world-shaking era-suppressing geniuses. After today, Qin Wentian's name would definitely circulate to all parts of the Royal Sacred Region. Maybe, there would be a newcomer with the title 'era-suppressing genius.' The ninth era-suppressing genius in the Heavenly Dipper Realm rose up today, but it was also possible for one of the other eight to be replaced.
"When was I blinded? Is this an illusion?" A voice broke the silence. After which a terrifying rumbling sound exploded forth as an uproar of insane scale completely erupted.
The experts from the supreme Di Clan once again felt an incomparably intense impact to their hearts. Di Shi was #11 while the #1 was actually their enemy, Qin Wentian; that very same Qin Wentian who killed Di Yu.
"I really want to know how he defeated Gu Liufeng and the other era-suppressing geniuses. Sadly, I didn't get to witness it, missing out on that battle might be my life's greatest regret. I truly envy those in the Immortal Martial Realm who had the chance to witness that battle, they personally watched the rise of a legendary character." Someone exclaimed.
No matter what doubts they had towards Qin Wentian in the past, when his name appeared on the top row of the ranking monument, every past sentiment they had regarding Qin Wentian disappeared like smoke into thin air. The ranking monument of the Immortal Martial Realm would never lie. For the one ranked at the very top, maybe his combat prowess wasn't the strongest, but there was no need to doubt that his talent was top-notch. Since Qin Wentian was ranked first, this indicated that at least as of now, his latent talent surpassed the eight era-suppressing geniuses.
The ranking monument of the Immortal Martial Realm had a history measuring over tens of thousands of years. Everyone in the Royal Sacred Region respected and had faith in it.
This ranking was a ranking of true authority. No matter how you doubted Qin Wentian before this, the instant his name was engraved onto the top position, everything was concluded.
"Qin Wentian." The experts from the Qinghua Mountains stood together. One among them stared at those three characters as he felt an indescribable emotion assailing his heart. Back then in Xuan King City, he had the opportunity to recruit Qin Wentian into their Qinghua Mountain Sect. Sadly, he didn't grab it.
"Why would this name be so familiar?" An expert muttered in a low voice from the direction where the Si Clan was standing.
Behind him, a middle-aged man suddenly shifted his eyes onto a young man standing to the side. A gleam of sharpness flashed through his eyes as the middle-aged man stated, "Si Qiong. Is this the young man which you once fought against for the top position of the Heavenly Fate Ranking? I remember that you said it before, that you would definitely kill him to cleanse the humiliation that you received back then."
Si Qiong's body involuntarily trembled as his face turned red from the suppression of his emotions. Currently, his cultivation was at the peak of the fourth level of Heavenly Dipper, infinitesimally close to the fifth level of Heavenly Dipper. He had once participated in the Heavenly Fate Rankings of Grand Xia and he originally planned to enter the Immortal Martial Realm ten years from now, hoping that his name would be one of those on the ranking monument.
But right now, the young man who once defeated him back in Grand Xia, his name had already appeared at the most resplendent top row of the ranking monument. This made Si Qiong incomparably ashamed, unable to show his face to anyone.
"Relay my order, completely recall the members of our Si Clan in Grand Xia. From today onwards, none of our clan members must have anything to do with Grand Xia. The hatred and grudges from before, discard them all," the middle-aged man faintly spoke. His Si Clan had suffered a disadvantage in Grand Xia. Si Qiong's original plan was to accumulate more strength before blasting through the Royal Tomb of Grand Xia to gain access. But now, this plan was no longer feasible.
Their Si Clan had no wish to offend a Heaven Chosen that had unlimited latent potential.
Right now, as long as Qin Wentian agreed, he could instantly enter the Royal Sacred Sect and become a core disciple there. This was the weight of the Immortal Martial Realm ranking, any names on it didn't need to take a test before they joined the Royal Sacred Sect, they would be admitted directly as long as they wished it.
Not only that, Qin Wentian was a disciple of the Battle Sword Sect. Now that his ranking was revealed, one could very well imagine the status he would have in his sect.
Right now over here, there were many disciples from the Battle Sword Sect. Before this they were already celebrating because out of this batch of participants, there were three from the Battle Sword Sect that were ranked within the top ten. Of the Nine Great Sects Seven Supreme Clans and twin empires, as well as the other major powers of the Royal Sacred Region, there were so many contenders for the top ten rankings. Their Battle Sword Sect single-handedly occupied one-third of them, one could very well imagine the weight the Battle Sword Sect held.
Not only that, the name ranked right at the top was also the name of a disciple from the Battle Sword Sect.
However, there was a member of the Battle Sword Sect whose heart was completely tangled up with complications. That person was none other than the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness.
She stared at the ranking monument before her. Even with her discipline of heart, it was extremely difficult for her to calm down. It had been so many years since she had felt such intense waves rocking her heart. Right now, she didn't even know how to describe her emotions.
The Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness remembered that when she first met Qin Wentian, she didn't even personally appear. When Qin Wentian comprehended the fourteen sword strikes, she sent out a voice asking if he was willing to be her personal disciple. Back then Qin Wentian rejected her, and her response to him was that he didn't know how tall the heavens and how vast the earth was.
The second time they met, her impression of him further deepened.
He became the foster son of Ye Qingyun, and in the royal palace of Ye, he actually dared to threaten her with words? Back then, how lofty was she? Disdainfully staring down at Qin Wentian, only feeling how inconsequential he was, completely powerless compared to her, yet daring to speak such bold words of arrogance, showing blatant disrespect. Her reply then was that in the Immortal Martial Realm, her disciple Lou Bingyu would teach him a lesson on her behalf.
However now, she didn't know if her disciple Lou Bingyu had clashed directly against Qin Wentian or not in the Immortal Realm. But at the very least, the truth was out. The hope she placed on Lou Bingyu, granting her the treasure she plundered from Ye Qingyun...for all her efforts, Lou Bingyu was only ranked #9 while Qin Wentian was number one.
At this moment, the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness recalled the scenes in the ancient palace of Ye. Back then, Qin Wentian's gaze gleamed with sharpness when riveted on her who stood in the air, not masking the brazenness of youth in the slightest.
She had no choice but to admit that Qin Wentian succeeded in teaching her a lesson.
It had been a very very long time that a junior could give rise to such intense waves in her heart. Although Ji Feixue was one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses, he hadn't managed to do so.
The Sword Sovereigness soon discovered many gazes landing on her. Amidst the crowd, there were many whispers and mutterings regarding her.
"I heard that Qin Wentian is the foster son of the Human Emperor of Ye. Back then in the ancient palace of Ye, the Violet Thunder Sect, the War Country, Spirit Luan Country, and those of the supreme Li Clan were all there for the treasure of the Human Emperor. The Human Emperor warred one against all, standing arrogantly upright in the skies, even injuring a Supremacy from the Violet Thunder Sect. After that, the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness personally appeared in front of Ye Qingyun who was in a perilous situation, facing enemies on all sides, using a silent threat to force him to dig into his own flesh for his treasure. An extremely cruel act."
"At that time, although Qin Wentian was a Battle Sword Sect disciple, a junior of the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness, he spoke out for justice, confronting the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness. And right now Qin Wentian has obtained the position of the top ranker, everyone in the Battle Sword Sect is celebrating, but the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness shouldn't be feeling too good, right?"
"Hehe, it was still fine in the past. But now since the reality is such, the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness no longer has any face left."
"However, right now the happiest person was undoubtedly Mo Qingcheng of the Medicine Sovereign Valley. Back when Qin Wentian slew Ye Kongfan in ancient Ye, the weak triumphing over the strong, and the reason was none other then because Ye Kongfan humiliated Mo Qingcheng. Ye Kongfan wanted to obtain the love of the Holy Maiden Mo Qingcheng, yet he failed to do so. He created vile rumors and circulated them all about, succeeding in truly enraging Qin Wentian. At that time when Qin Wentian slew Ye Kongfan, I already knew that he would definitely be an extraordinary character in the future."
"I don't need to hear your crap. Being able to jump two levels to defeat Ye Kongfan and even daring to rebut the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness, who didn't know that Qin Wentian would surely become one of the Heaven Chosen of this era?" Someone sneered, as though they had already forgotten the shock Qin Wentian wrought when his name appeared.
"How outstanding is Qin Wentian? The number one beauty in the Royal Sacred Region, Holy Maiden of the Medicine Sovereign Valley Mo Qingcheng is a fifth-ranked alchemist. The two of them are basically a match made in heaven. I heard that they have been lovebirds ever since they were young and were already engaged."
"Cough, when did the Holy Maiden of the Medicine Sovereign Valley became the number one beauty in the Royal Sacred Region?"
"Are you stupid? Would the beauty of the Holy Maiden of the Medicine Sovereign Valley lose out to Lin Xian`er? It's only because previously not many knew of her. Now that she has appeared here, word of her beauty will soon spread around the world. Not only that, she's the wife of the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm, Qin Wentian. Isn't it only a matter of time before she would be known as the number one beauty in the Royal Sacred Realm?"
Discussions like these soon rang out through the crowd. Qin Wentian who was looked down upon earlier suddenly became 'it's only expected,' 'he had the mandate of heaven,' and 'totally within expectations.'
As for the love between Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng, the story of this immortal couple spread like wildfire, with many different editions being circulated simultaneously.
Qin Wentian hadn't exited the Immortal Martial Realm yet, but stories regarding him were already spreading around the Royal Sacred Region!
Naturally, Mo Qingcheng would also be mentioned along with him. The her right now had a countenance filled with happiness and excitement. When she stared at the three dazzling golden characters on the top row of the ranking monument, her eyes turned slightly red as though she wanted to say something. But because he hadn't exited the realm yet, she didn't know who to say the words she wanted to say to.
The maidens from the Medicine Sovereign Valley behind her were completely speechless. They still remembered that during the first time they met Qin Wentian, the Holy Maiden rushed straight into his embrace, completely breaking down and was in an inconsolable state. At that time, they all felt tremendously unhappy in their hearts. This unhappiness intensified further when Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng shared a single room. To them, Qin Wentian wasn't worthy of Mo Qingcheng.
But now, they couldn't help but sigh that nothing in this word was predictable. Maybe right from the start, this couple was already destined to be focused upon by all, worshipped by people.
"Number one?" The long beard of the Medicine Sovereign fluttered in the wind as his lips curled up in a deep smile. "Is this the fellow you like?"
"Mhm," Mo Qingcheng nodded heavily, turning her gaze onto the Medicine Sovereign, her eyes were red with emotion.
The sight of her looking like this caused the heart of the Medicine Sovereign to involuntarily tremble. He tousled her hair and stated in a doting tone, "Silly girl…"
"Master, will you like him?" Mo Qingcheng's beautiful eyes were filled with an intense unyieldingness, and as she spoke she could no longer control her emotions, her tears streaking unbidden down her flawless features.
"Daring to make my darling disciple cry? How could I like someone like him?" The Medicine Sovereign intentionally made his tone angry, and opened his eyes wide glaring at her. His actions caused Mo Qingcheng to smile involuntarily, as she choked back her tears. That smile on her face was as soul-stirring as ever, causing the Medicine Sovereign to helplessly sigh in his heart… how deep was this lass's love for Qin Wentian?
The old man beside the Medicine Sovereign didn't say a word from the start until the end. His gaze was also fixated on the name at the top row of the ranking monument. The vicissitudes of time reflected from within his eyes, glimmering with tears full of emotions. How bright and resplendent was Qin Wentian's performance!