Heaven Breaking Finger technique. Right now, with the augmentation from Qin Wentian's Mandate of Sword that was at the Perfection Boundary, in addition to his current cultivation base, the might this finger exuded was incomparably terrifying. Xue Yunfan, who was at the eighth-level of Heavenly Dipper, was insta-killed.
At this instant, the other members of the Cold Slaughter Sect who were originally exuding a tyrannical aura abruptly stood there shaking, stunned beyond words. Their eyes glimmered with killing intent, their target was undoubtedly at the seventh level of Yuanfu, but who would have thought that his combat prowess would be so high. That finger attack was so tyrannical that it eschew logic and reason, instantly killing a Heaven Chosen at the eighth-level of Heavenly Dipper.
Such dominance caused the others of the Cold Slaughter Sect to be so shocked that they failed to react. They were all invited here by Xue Yunfan, the target was merely a Heavenly Dipper Sovereign with over hundreds of top-tier fourth-ranked divine weapons. How could their hearts not be moved? However, this man didn't seem to be an easy target.
"I don't have any intention to kill. Those who don't want to die, don't provoke me." Qin Wentian quietly spoke. The reason why he wore the conical bamboo head was naturally because he wanted to avoid attention. Yet since Xue Yunfei dared to waylay him to plunder his items, he might as well kill him to warn the others. And if these people chose to cling to their original course obstinately, he would have no choice but to finish them all.
As the sound of his voice faded, Qin Wentian turned and left the area. His steps were quick and light, and they weren't able to see his features clearly as they were masked by the shade of the bamboo hat. The people in the surroundings watched the confrontation and after which, they turned their gazes onto those from the Cold Slaughter Sect. These many experts were actually intimidated by someone at the seventh-level of Heavenly Dipper.
"What should we do?" One of them asked.
"Forget it. Seeing his confidence, I don't think that man is an ordinary person. Even if we obtained his divine weapons, we would only burn our hands." A ninth-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign replied. The others beside him all narrowed their eyes as they stared at the disappearing back view of Qin Wentian. "What a pity."
Although Qin Wentian had killed Xue Yunfan with a single strike, they didn't believe that Qin Wentian would be able to defend against all of them if they rushed him. What they feared was the fact that Qin Wentian dared to come alone to the Flying Immortal Tower and transact and the fact that he was ruthless and decisive enough when he killed Xue Yunfan. Upon consideration, they felt it would be better not to take the risk. In the Sacred Royal City, cautiousness and living safely was the number one priority in their minds.
Wang Yunfei intently studied Qin Wentian, but the thought of seizing his items didn't appear in his mind. Only, he was thinking that one would only need a very small amount of bone powder, and they would be able to refine and forge a very strong defensive-attributed divine armor. Yet this man actually wanted so much of it? Could it be that he was planning to produce many defensive-attributed armors?
Qin Wentian naturally did not want the bone powder for the forging of armor. If he could successfully cultivate the Fiendgod Body Refinement Art, the defense of his physique would even be more terrifying compared to defensive-attributed divine weapons.
Returning back to the Divine Weapon Academy to the location Moon arranged for his rest, Qin Wentian closed his eyes as his entire body shimmered with resplendent astral light. He then chanted the oracular chant in his mind as terrifying looking spirals appeared in his palms, and he absorbed the entirety of the bone powder of the Sky Demon Oracle Bone into his body.
An intense pain abruptly travelled from his arms. Qin Wentian grit his teeth and endured it, he was just at the beginning stages and this particular body refinement art would only be increasingly tyrannical as he progressed in it.
The Sky Demon Oracle Bone was a treasure used to create supreme, transcendent defensive-type divine armors. Just using the bone powder of this material was already sufficient to forge a defensive armor with insanely high defense. One can very well imagine how tough this material is. However Qin Wentian right now had to absorb the powder into his bloodstream and refine it from within. One can very well imagine how excruciating the pain was.
Qin Wentian busied himself with his cultivation, while the others in the Divine Weapon Academy busied themselves with forging of weapons. For these past few days, Moon had been totally focused and immersed in weapon creation, trying to digest all the knowledge Qin Wentian imparted to her, doing a last revision before the year end examination arrived. Unconsciously, time flowed by, and the date of the examination would soon arrive.
Today, the atmosphere of the Divine Weapon Academy was exceedingly lively. Students crowded the area in the public square where the forging pagoda was located. There were also spectator stands set up for the elders to observe the students, and to see if there were any good seedlings.
Qin Wentian, Qing`er, and Moon prepared to set off, and Moon smiled at Qin Wentian, "Thank you for being here to witness me taking the year end examination."
"It's fine, I'm not busy." Qin Wentian shrugged as he continued, "Oh, future grandmaster, if I need your help in the future, you cannot refuse me alright?"
"Naturally, as long as you asked me for my help, I won't even charge you a single cent," Moon sweetly replied. Right now she was many times more confident than before, even her aura had changed.
Qin Wentian used his hand to prop up his chin, staring directly at Moon and causing her to be so shy that she dodged his gaze. Qin Wentian then smiled, "I realized that Moon, you can really be very beautiful. Maybe if you doll yourself up, your beauty would even eclipse Shen Jing."
Moon went red as she replied, "Shen Jing is so elegant, how can I be comparable to her?"
"She's elegant, but you are pure. However, I only feel that you should try to dress yourself better so that it would match with your current standard of weapon forging, transforming you into a crane among a flock of chickens," Qin Wentian spoke.
"Do you really believe so?" Moon's beautiful eyes regarded Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian naturally nodded his head.
"In that case, wait for me awhile." Moon had a sweet smile on her face as she ran back into her room. This single wait lasted an entire hour, and after that, Moon lowered her head as she walked out. Qin Wentian had a puzzled look on his face as he studied Moon, only to see that right now, her previously simple and unadorned clothing was replaced by a dazzling long dress of pure white. Her fair neck and her exquisite collarbones were revealed for all to admire. Her raven black hair flowed down in front of her collarbone, and she exuded a pure and intelligent presence.
Moon slowly lifted her head, and when she saw how Qin Wentian was staring at her, she went red instantly again. However, she soon heard Qin Wentian laughing, "Seems like my judgement isn't bad. If you go out like this, in addition to your weapon forging standard, I'm sure you will be one of the legendary characters taking the year end examination. Haha, let's leave."
"Mhm." Moon nodded as she went out together with Qin Wentian. When they arrived at the public square, there were several gazes riveted on Moon instantly, causing the expressions on their faces to brighten up.
"Is that Moon?" Many couldn't believe their eyes.
"Be more confident," Qin Wentian smiled in encouragement upon seeing Moon feeling a little awkward. Moon nodded, lifting her head and straightening her back, walking with her chest out. The aura of confidence from her radiated forth in waves causing an unusual light to glow in the eyes of many men from the Divine Weapon Academy.
"Moon!" a voice rang out. Rong Yan was completely shocked at the change Moon had undergone. A few days before this, he had already thought that Moon seemed to have changed. Yet he never expected that the gutless Moon, always standing in the shadows, would transform into someone so outstanding. He couldn't believe his eyes.
Liu Yue nodded her head lightly to Rong Yan before shifting her gaze onto the forging pagoda. She didn't really have a good impression of Rong Yan.
"Moon why did you come here so late, the examination is starting very soon. There are already a lot of people starting on their weapon creation in the pagoda," Rong Yan smiled as he walked towards Moon, his actions causing Shen Jing beside her to frown severely as an expression of unhappiness appeared on her face.
"No problem, the duration of this examination lasted for one day," Moon replied in a light tone. The year end exam was a chance for students of the Divine Weapon Academy to reveal their skills and standards, and it was open to all fourth-ranked divine inscriptionists. There were invigilators from the academy to record your standard and from there, it would affect the amount of resources you received. Not only that, the more outstanding ones stood a chance of being selected by elders of the academy as their personal disciples.
"Mhm. Anyway, your standard of weapon creation could be considered passable. We will wait for the slots to be freed up and enter as the next batch of participants. I also heard that Wang Yunfei is planning to enter during the next batch as well." Rong Yan's attitude had undergone a 180 degree change. But, Moon didn't reply to him.
However, Qin Wentian then laughed, "Moon, I think so, too."
Moon glanced at Qin Wentian, understanding his intentions. After all, there would be too many elders that would focus their attentions on Wang Yunfei, those who were in the same batch as him would enjoy increased attention as well.
"Okay." Moon smiled at Qin Wentian, her actions causing Rong Yan at the side to slip into a daze. He involuntarily glanced at Qin Wentian as well as his expression turned cold. "Moon, this apprentice I gave you, is he obedient?"
Unhappiness creased Moon's brows when she heard that question. She icily regarded Rong Yan and spoke, "Rong Yan, are you always this impolite to people?"
Before this, there would be the ring of command in his voice everytime Rong Yan spoke to Moon. He was arrogant and cold, and right now, his voice undoubtedly contained a humiliating tone, as he wanted to shame Qin Wentian. What did he mean by giving her him? Did he treat Qin Wentian as a commodity to be given?
Rong Yan frowned upon seeing the coldness in Moon's gaze. Being spoken to like this caused his countenance to become extremely unsightly. Who was he Rong Yan, what was his status? He was arrogant because he had a right to be, and to think that now when he was talking so politely to Moon, Moon actually berated him for the sake of Qin Wentian.
"Asking for trouble." a sneer rang out. Shen Jing turned her gaze over towards Rong Yan before shifting it to Moon as she continued, "Do you really think that by just dolling yourself up, you would be able to transform into a phoenix? Based on your lousy skill of weapon forging, it would be better for you not to participate. You don't want to risk letting everyone know how lousy you are, right?"
Qin Wentian silently glanced at Shen Jing. He gestured to Little Rascal in her embrace as he stated, "Isn't it about time to return that fellow to me?"
Bewilderment flashed in her eyes as Shen Jing looked at Qin Wentian, her gaze filled with a faint trace of mockery. She lightly patted Little Rascal on its head as she mocked, "Someone like you isn't qualified to have it as a pet. Why don't you ask if it wants to go back with you?"
Qin Wentian coldly laughed. He glared at Little Rascal and spoke, "Why are you still not returning?"
Little Rascal poked its head out. After which, it jumped from Shen Jing's embrace right into Qin Wentian's.
Shen Jing stiffened as her face went cold, "Return it to me."
Qin Wentian didn't bother with her. Rong Yan stared at Qin Wentian as a look of contempt shone in his eyes. "She said, hand it over."
"Scram." Qin Wentian turned his eyes onto Rong Yan as a cold light flickered within, causing Rong Yan's heart to tremble.
He then mustered his courage and replied, "This place is the Divine Weapon Academy, the one who should scram is you."
"That's right. Scram." Shen Jing stepped up as well, glaring at Qin Wentian. She didn't expect that adorable demon cub would betray her.
"I will leave immediately when this examination is finished." Qin Wentian stated. Upon hearing his words, Moon also similarly icily regarded the two of them. Qin Wentian was staying here because she requested him to stay back to watch her examination. To think that he was being pressured to leave by others now.
At this moment, a bevy of noises echoed out. The earlier batch of participants had concluded their examinations. Wang Yunfei then walked proudly to the top of the pagoda, receiving the stares of adoration and cheers of wild exclamation by others.
"Sorry, please wait a little while more." An apologetic expression appeared on Moon's face as she stared at Qin Wentian. After which, her silhouette flickered as she sped towards the pagoda. This time around, the always low-profiled Moon actually directly chose to head towards the very top of the pagoda, appearing beside Wang Yunfei. The sight of this caused many to furrow their brows, didn't Moon know of her own standard?
However right now, Moon's long dress fluttered in the wind as she exuded an extraordinary presence. Her gaze roamed the crowd, finally landing on Rong Yan and Shen Jing as she coldly spoke. "Rong Yan, Shen Jing, both of you humiliated my friend. Why not let us compete in this year end examination? If the weapon I create is inferior compared to both of yours, I will disappear from the academy. If both of you are the ones that lose instead, scram out of the academy for me."