Such an ending was something Qin Wentian didn't expect. The death of an elder from the Royal Sacred Sect...he didn't know what attitude the Royal Sacred Sect would have when they dealt with this matter.
In his calculations, the act of killing of Shang Tong leading to the antagonizing the Grand Shang wouldn't be any problem because the experts from the Ye Country, Battle Sword Sect, and Medicine Sovereign Valley would aid him in that. As for the revenge of Grand Shang Empire, Qin Wentian naturally had already taken it into consideration. But, if for fear of revenge, you wanted him to spare Shang Tong so that Shang Tong could come back and deal with his friends in the future? That was completely impossible.
But now, the implications were no longer as simple as the death of a crown prince. Right now, it was an elder-level character of the Royal Sacred Sect that had died instead. This caused him to feel an invisible pressure weighing down upon his back suddenly.
However, he don't blame the old man. After all this matter had happened because of him. The old man had acted because of Qin Wentian, so whatever may come in the future, Qin Wentian would just face it with a straight back and upright like a real man.
It's only that he couldn't help but feel a trace of curiosity in his heart. Why would this old man act in such a crazy manner because of this matter? He couldn't make heads nor tails out of it. Could it be that an elder-level character of the Royal Sacred Sect was nothing in his eyes?
"Many thanks to senior for your assistance earlier." Qin Wentian turned his gaze to the old man as he dipped into a bow.
This caused a hint of admiration to flash through the Medicine Sovereign's eyes. Ordinary characters definitely wouldn't wait to distance themselves from this matter. Instead Qin Wentian had expressed his gratitude. His actions meant that he had already admitted and agreed that the death of this elder from the Royal Sacred Sect had something to do with him.
As that old man stared at Qin Wentian, his hands actually trembled almost imperceptibly. That minute movement went unnoticed by everyone, and his deep eyes contained a profoundness so deep that Qin Wentian was unable to see through him.
In that instant, Qin Wentian felt as though he was seized by an illusion. Why was there a boundless kinship and gentleness in the eyes of that old man? However, that lasted only for a single instant before fading away. Very swiftly, his gaze turned as still as dead water and had no fluctuations to it. He merely nodded his head lightly to Qin Wentian.
This made Qin Wentian speculate silently. Maybe, this old man acted for the sake of the Medicine Sovereign?
At this moment, the eyes of this old man turned to the group of people from Grand Shang Empire. His brows twitched as a faint killing intent drifted outwards, causing those targeted to tremble violently. They instantly fled with explosive speed. This old man dared to kill even an elder of the Royal Sacred Sect, it would be as effortless as flipping a palm over if he wished to kill them. It was only that they were below the attention of such a powerful expert that he didn't bother to wipe them out. Yet even so, how could they still dare to linger around in this area?
Right now, only a single thought occupied their mind. They had to report this matter to the Royal Sacred Sect. The death of an elder-level character should be sufficient to shake the upper echelons of the Royal Sacred Sect, right? For a hegemon-level power like them, how could they silently endure this? That old man and Qin Wentian both had to pay the price.
Qin Wentian's gaze turned over as he stared in a certain direction. Only to see that right now, an ice-cold stare was similarly staring in his direction. The owner of this gaze was none other than Di Shi. He was initially prepared to kill Qin Wentian the moment they stepped out of the Immortal Martial Realm. So what if you are number one? So what if your talent is the most outstanding among us? A dead man, is nothing at all. Yet right now, Di Shi already knew it was impossible to kill Qin Wentian.
And as for Qin Wentian, he too had the notion to kill Di Shi. Their train of thoughts were actually exactly the same. However, Di Shi's strength would definitely be above Shang Tong's. His cultivation base was at the eighth level of Heavenly Dipper, and had even comprehended a few secret arts from the Immortal Martial Realm monuments. Qin Wentian believed that Di Shi wouldn't be any weaker than him, and he wasn't confident enough to jump levels and kill Di Shi. After all, he understood that this was the external world, and he wasn't really clear about the maximum output of power Di Shi could generate as they had not really fought with the entirety of their strength before.
In addition, when Qin Wentian killed Shang Tong earlier, he already borrowed the invisible authority of others on his side, and offended the Grand Shang Empire and at the end, even the Royal Sacred Sect. If he borrowed the Medicine Sovereign's strength again, that would truly be too much. It would be better if he settled the grudge between him and Di Shi personally.
"How about arranging a time?" Qin Wentian's eyes flashed with sharpness, penetrating through space, as he stared in the direction of Di Shi.
As the sound of his voice faded, another violent wave of impact rushed against the hearts of the crowd. This fellow had just killed Shang Tong earlier, and now his words were undoubtedly directed towards one of the eight era-suppressing genius, Di Shi. He wanted to challenge him.
Nobody would be so foolish to think that Qin Wentian asked Di Shi to arrange a time just for asking him out to drink tea and chat. The underlying meaning of his words were a challenge to Di Shi.
Would Di Shi agree to this battle?
"Three months from now, the Sacred Battle Platform. When the time comes, everyone in the Royal Sacred Region can head there and watch me kill the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm," Di Shi coldly spoke, instantly accepting the challenge.
Time: three months from now; Location: Sacred Battle Platform in the Royal Sacred Region.
"The Royal Sacred Platform? It seems that there would soon be a good show to watch." The crowd mused. The prestige of the Royal Battle Platform was known throughout the Royal Sacred Region, it was the platform designated for combat of the highest-tier. Those who wished to fight there had to be Heaven Chosen with outstanding battle records. There would frequently be battles there that would lead to the rise of some of the stars of the younger generation.
"Fine." Qin Wentian's reply contained only a single word. He agreed to Di Shi's terms.
Three months, just as well that he could stabilize his foundation and better assimilate everything he had gained in the Immortal Martial Realm. The Sacred Battle Platform shall be the location of Di Shi's death.
The killing intent in Di Shi's eyes sharpened, only to see him surveying the crowd as he tyrannically spoke, "Three months from now I, Di Shi, invite the the Heaven Chosen in the Heavenly Dipper Realm to gather at the Sacred Battle Platform. At that time, one can see who is the true unrivalled existence in the Heavenly Dipper Realm."
His voice echoed through the crowd, indicating his ambition. He wanted to be unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper.
Right now, Di Shi's cultivation base was at the eighth level of Heavenly Dipper and in addition to the fact that he was one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses, he truly was one of the few that could contest for the name 'Unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper.'
"Di Shi wishes to contend for the title; while the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm Qin Wentian has formally issued a challenge to one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses. Not only that, the location will be at the Sacred Battle Platform. This truly fills one's heart with anticipation," many mused in their hearts. The things that happened here today were sufficient to cause great waves of impact to spread throughout the Royal Sacred Region.
"Three months from now, I shall wait for you to deliver yourself to death." Di Shi flicked his sleeves and departed. Those from the supreme Di Clan also swept their gazes at Qin Wentian. Although they really wanted to kill him right now to avenge Di Yu, they couldn't do so, and so could only choose to depart. Three months from now, they hoped Di Shi would be victorious, killing Qin Wentian. If not, if they allowed him to mature, Qin Wentian would surely become one of their greatest enemies in the future.
"Junior brother Qin, let's return to the Battle Sword Sect," Duan Han walked up and spoke to Qin Wentian. The implications of today's events would be exceedingly great, Qin Wentian would undoubtedly become a character at the location where the wind and the waves were the fiercest. He would only be safe if he returned to the Battle Sword Sect.
As long as he was in the Battle Sword Sect, no matter how great the waves of this incoming storm were, the sect would block it for Qin Wentian. Even if the one putting the pressure forth was the Royal Sacred Sect.
Not only that, the Battle Sword Faction could also help to make discreet inquiries on how the upper echelons of the Royal Sacred Sect would handle this matter.
"Mhm," Qin Wentian nodded. He was a disciple of the Battle Sword Sect, after all, it was only natural for him to return there. His gaze turned to Mo Qingcheng as Mo Qingcheng walked up and held his hands. After which, she turned her gaze to the Medicine Sovereign, and that expression on her face was so heart-stirring that it even made the Medicine Sovereign loathe to separate them.
"Return with me to the Medicine Sovereign Valley." The Medicine Sovereign blew air through his beard and glared at Mo Qingcheng. This lass forgets all about her master the moment she has a boyfriend.
"No." Mo Qingcheng stubbornly stared at the Medicine Sovereign, lightly shaking her head. Her hand tightly squeezed Qin Wentian's hand, this was the first time she said 'no' to the Medicine Sovereign. It wasn't Mo Qingcheng being defiant, but rather… she was only reunited with Qin Wentian after she regained her lost memories. And soon after, they were separated by the Immortal Martial Realm once more, before being able to meet again now. How could she be willing to leave his side?
With this storm kicking up, she naturally hoped to remained by Qin Wentian's side.
Qin Wentian could feel the warmth of Mo Qingcheng's dainty hand. He gently exerted some force and similarly gave a reassuring squeeze to her as currents of warmth flowed in his heart.
"You want to go with him to the Immortal Martial Realm? He is the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm with a cultivation base at the seventh level of Heavenly Dipper. Don't you have to raise your own strength? Even if you are proficient in pill concoction, if your strength failed to follow up, it would still restrict your abilities to concoct pills," the Medicine Sovereign stated somewhat depressedly. He naturally wanted to remind Mo Qingcheng of the importance of not forgetting her cultivation. If not, the distance between her and Qin Wentian would only be pulled further.
Mo Qingcheng's beautiful eyes stiffened as a look of contemplation flashed past them. She naturally didn't wish to become a burden and hoped that she would be able to aid Qin Wentian. Even so, she was still reluctant to relinquish her hold on Qin Wentian's hand.
"I will naturally let you go out three months later." The Medicine Sovereign stared at the pitiful looking expression on the face of his most beloved disciple as he involuntarily felt somewhat helpless. This lass was simply beyond saving.
Mo Qingcheng's eyes glowed, she turned and look at Qin Wentian, only to see him nodding his head, "Qingcheng, in this coming three months I will have to enter closed-door seclusion. It's better to return with the Medicine Sovereign back to your sect."
"Okay…" Mo Qingcheng nodded. Upon seeing this scene, the Medicine Sovereign's beard fluttered wildly as he glared at Qin Wentian. Heaven was so unfair; Mo Qingcheng refused to listen to him despite his numerous attempts to persuade her, while just a single sentence from her boyfriend solved the matter. This matter was simply too heavy a blow to his heart.
"Let's go," the Medicine Sovereign speechlessly ordered. Mo Qingcheng was still reluctant to let go of Qin Wentian's hand. Only after a long moment did she do so, walking to the side of her master before they soared away through the air. In the air, Mo Qingcheng still turned her head back to gaze at Qin Wentian. Their gazes locked, expressions of longing evident in both their eyes. Suddenly, a smile lit up Mo Qingcheng's face, causing the crowd's heart to tremble. Even when they were parting, she still left behind such a beautiful smile for Qin Wentian.
"Qin Wentian, return together with us." The Flame Mountain Sword Sovereign walked over. He naturally had to protect Qin Wentian's safety.
"Mhm," Qin Wentian nodded. He turned his attention to to Fan Le and the others before returning it to the Sword Sovereign. "Senior, I wish to bring my friends along as well."
"Sure, they can be guests at our sect." The Flame Mountain Sword Sovereign naturally wouldn't be unreasonable. Right now Qin Wentian's status was extraordinary, why would he restrict him from bringing his friends over to the Battle Sword Sect as guests?
"Wentian," a gentle voice rang out. Qin Wentian's eyes shifted onto Lin Xian`er, only to see that she was smiling. "This short period that we are separated, Sir Qin mustn't forget about Xian`er. I will see you at the Sacred Battle Platform three months from now."
After speaking, Lin Xian`er turned and departed the area together with the others from the Celestial Maiden Sect, her words causing many in the crowd to turn their gazes filled with jealousy towards Qin Wentian. What was this...? Mo Qingcheng's longing had already stirred their emotions, and right now, Lin Xian`er's words even stabbed at their fragile hearts.
"Let's move out." The Flame Mountain Sword Sovereign waved his hands, signalling those from the Battle Sword Sect. After which, sword qi permeated the area as the experts all stood on beams of sword light as they as a group soared through the skies in the direction of the Battle Sword Sect.
Countless gazes stared at the back view of that departing young man. All of them were thinking in their hearts that the Immortal Martial Realm was the place where Qin Wentian started his meteoric rise. In the future, he would surely stand out as conspicuously brilliant in the Royal Sacred Region. How would his story be written from now on?
Streams of people continuously took to the skies and flew away. The eight era-suppressing geniuses also departed respectively, causing the Immortal Martial City to finally regain its peace and quiet. The only things remaining were the names engraved onto the ranking monument. These names would remain there unchanged for the next ten years.
And as the last of the crowd departed, Qin Wentian's name began to circulate throughout the Royal Sacred Region!