The expressions on the faces of the spectators were all calm. The ending of this battle was only to be expected, after all.
Although Wang Yunfei thought highly of himself and was quite famous in the Sacred Royal City, wanting to borrow the Sacred Battle Platform to make his name, how could someone like him be comparable to the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm Qin Wentian? The talent of those absolute geniuses of the Royal Sacred Region could easily be deduced from their title. And even though Wang Yunfei was strong, his fame was far beneath an era-suppressing genius. He was basically not on the same level.
Since Qin Wentian had the capabilities to fight against Di Shi, it was only within expectations that he would defeat Wang Yunfei. If not, undoubtedly, everyone would drown in disappointment with regard to this top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm.
This battle caused quite a great shock to Rong Yan, Shen Jing, and Moon, as well as the others from the Divine Weapon Academy. But to the vast majority of those major characters that came here today, it was simply nothing but an interesting prelude. The next event was the one that they were all waiting for.
Qin Wentian made his name after achieving the position of the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm. Borrowing that incomparable prestige of that ranking, he had jumped levels and challenged Di Shi of the eight era-suppressing geniuses.
If Qin Wentian was victorious, his name would surpass the name of the eight era-suppressing geniuses, becoming someone at the very peak. In the same era, nobody's name would be ranked beside him. He would become the symbol of this era, a representation of the future.
Hence, the meaning of this battle was extraordinary.
Not only that, this wasn't a battle solely between Qin Wentian and Di Shi. During the ending of the Immortal Martial Realm, Di Shi issued a challenge to all the Heaven Chosen in the Royal Sacred Region, wanting them to gather at the Sacred Battle Platform to see who among them was the one that could truly stand at the peak.
Qin Wentian didn't feel anything defeating Wang Yunfei. He understood that the battle after this was the challenge that he truly needed to face. This was the fight that belonged to him.
On the Sacred Battle Platform, Qin Wentian's long hair danced in the wind, akin to sharp blades as a fiendishly demonic aura exuded from him.
Many people were speculating… Would this person become a brand new legend starting from today?
The Sacred Battle Platform, the most illustrious arena of the Royal Sacred Region. Would this be the place that skyrocketed Qin Wentian's name and cemented his status?
BOOM! A loud sound akin to an earthquake thundered out. Di Shi stood up, his gaze penetrated through space, landing on that fiendishly handsome-looking silhouette on the Sacred Battle Platform. His entire body radiated an incomparable baleful aura of a ferocious primordial bird of prey about to lunge out of him, slaughtering everyone, engulfing everything.
His sharp eyes roamed the crowd as he coldly spoke, "After the Immortal Martial Realm, I invited the heroes of this era to gather here. For those under Celestial Phenomenon, they are able to participate in combat to see who is the one truly unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper."
Di Shi's voice was booming, a tyrannical qi permeated the atmosphere. He came here today bringing with him a supreme confidence. Qin Wentian would become the stepping stone for him to rise all the way to the top.
He would undoubtedly be victorious today, killing the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm, Qin Wentian, and cleansing the shame and humiliation of him not getting into the top ten back in the Immortal Martial Realm.
"The eight era-suppressing geniuses are all ranked equally. But, I have not truly fought against any of them. Today since there's such an opportunity, I also want to see who among us would truly be unrivalled in the Heavenly Dipper Realm." A tyrannical voice thundered out as a sturdy figure slowly walked out. This, was none other than Li Tian, of the eight era-suppressing geniuses.
In the wilderness, there were many clans and tribes. There were those who were claimed to be from the barbarian clan, but in truth, the name of a single clan simply couldn't encompass the vastness of the wilderness. Li Tian was born in the Heaven Punisher Clan of the wilderness and was termed by others as Li Tian of the barbarian clan. His attainments in the Mandate of Gold were incomparable. He who pursues the peak, cultivates only a single Mandate. The blood in his veins was the blood from the barbaric wilderness, his physique could transform, becoming larger, turning into a barbaric wargod. He was blessed with innate divine strength and when coupled with his insights in the Mandate of Gold, the strength of his attacks were beyond terrifying.
"Li Tian has broken through to the eighth level of Heavenly Dipper." The crowd all sighed with admiration in their hearts when they felt the powerful aura rolling off from Li Tian's body. The eight of them stood at the frontier of the era, they were all representatives of the future.
After him, Chi Lian walked out. His entire body was radiating with the tyranny of devilish energy.
"Dongyue Hanjiang, crown prince of the Eastern Mountain ancient country also stood up." The crowd drew in a deep breath as they stared at the figure. This battle wasn't only between Qin Wentian and Di Shi. At the same time, it was also the penultimate battle for the eight era-suppressing geniuses to see who stood at the peak.
Sadly, Gu Liufeng and Hua Taixu weren't present today.
Fan Miaoyu walked out as well. Fan Miaoyun's cultivation base was already at the peak of the ninth level. She had the highest possibility of being the strongest among the era-suppressing geniuses and hence, with the highest odds of being ranked as 'Unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper.'
Ji Feixue didn't step out. His cultivation base now was only at the peak of the seventh level and had yet to breakthrough to the eighth. Although his talent was high, when facing against so many similarly monstrous opponents, his defeat was all but assured.
Staring at Qin Wentian's silhouette, Ji Feixue couldn't help but admit that the rumors circulating outside saying that Qin Wentian replaced him in status as the number one disciple of the Battle Sword Sect had already became a reality.
"Just these few people? There should be more right. I thought all of you had confidence in your combat prowess? Hadn't you all stepped into the supreme-tier of Heavenly Dipper already? Why don't any of you dare to step out now?" Di Shi tyrannically snorted.
As the sound of his voice faded, yet another figure appeared in the direction of where those from the Violet Thunder Sect were sitting. This person was tall and exuded an aura unexcelled in the world.
He wasn't any one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses, and his fame couldn't be compared to them. But for those who were familiar with him all knew that this person was much more dangerous compared to any of the eight era-suppressing geniuses.
Liu Lan from the Violet Thunder Sect. And just like what Di Shi said, he was one of those who had already entered the supreme-tier of Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns.
What did the supreme-tier mean? The supreme-tier of the Heavenly Dipper Realm undoubtedly meant that those characters in it had no opponents who could match their combat prowess. Only people at this level would have the qualifications to be termed as unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper. It was common knowledge that for those who desired to breakthrough to Celestial Phenomenon, they first had to comprehend the true intent of their respective Mandates before forming a constellation that belonged solely to them. However, there were numerous existences who had transcendent combat might and comprehended the true intents, yet they had not broken through to Celestial Phenomenon yet. Characters like these who comprehended the true intent of their Mandates were generally referred to being at the supreme-tier of Heavenly Dipper.
Liu Lan was precisely such a character.
Di Shi came here with another purpose than just killing Qin Wentian. He wanted to be the overlord of the Heavenly Dipper Realm, trampling everyone underneath him.
Although there were several characters like Liu Lan who were all at the supreme-tier of Heavenly Dipper, not one of them could obtain the recognition of everyone in the Royal Sacred Region to become worthy of the title, 'Unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper.' After all, there could only be a single person worthy of the name. If there were two or more, how could it still be termed as 'unrivalled'?
Di Shi today came here with such an ambition. He wanted to become the only existence that truly stood at the peak of Heavenly Dipper.
From this, one could see how great his appetite was.
If one wanted to obtain public recognition, becoming unrivalled in the Heavenly Dipper Realm was even tougher than becoming one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses. There were simply too many demon-level geniuses in the Royal Sacred Region, too many people who stayed at the Heavenly Dipper Realm and had yet to break through to Celestial Phenomenon. Some of these roamed the world, while others stayed hidden in seclusion, searching for a spark of insight that would allow them to breakthrough. There were even many who had comprehended quite a few true-intents of the martial mandates. Other than these people, who then could truly obtain the title of being unrivalled in Heavenly Dipper?
Yet another figure walked out. This person was clad in a golden armor, his entire being radiating a golden light. He stared straight at Li Tian as his intent to battle skyrocketed.
"The crown prince of Radiant Gold ancient country." Many in the crowd felt their gazes freeze. This person didn't participate in the Immortal Martial Realm but because of a twist of fate, he comprehended the true intent of his Mandate. Right now, nobody knew how strong his combat prowess is.
In the direction where members from the War Country were sitting, there was a figure who similarly walked out. This person was middle-aged and seemed about forty-years of age. He was the Heaven Chosen of the War Country, as well as a disciple of one of the nine great sects, the Heaven Cleaving Manor. His combat prowess was unfathomable and it was rumored that he had also stepped into the supreme-tier of Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns.
Liu Lan and this Heaven Chosen from the War Country didn't choose to enter the Immortal Martial Realm a few months ago. Their combat strength was unfathomable, but what the Immortal Martial Realm tested for was innate talent. There were several older Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns with immense combat strength who didn't enter the Immortal Martial Realm. Because, if their talent was insufficient, the Immortal Martial Realm might very well be their burial ground. These characters all had already comprehended at least a kind of true intent, with a single foot already in the Celestial Phenomenon Realm. Why would they take such a needless risk?
Only the eight-era suppressing geniuses didn't have this fear. They had absolute confidence in their own innate talent. The burial grounds for geniuses would never be able to bury them.
"This battle fills me with even more anticipation. However, why is Di Shi so confident?" Many wondered in their hearts. Could it be that Di Shi had also comprehended the true intent of his Mandate? If that's the case, it would definitely be very dangerous for Qin Wentian.
Although Qin Wentian's innate talent was ridiculously high, his cultivation base was still at the seventh level after all. If he were to fight against those at the supreme-tier, he simply wasn't strong enough yet.
"Wentian, be careful of those people. They are all peak existences at the Heavenly Dipper Realm who comprehended the true intent of their Mandates," Lin Shuai transmitted his voice over. "Just fight a battle against Di Shi and reject the group battle. Nobody would say anything against you."
Qin Wentian's heart trembled slightly when he felt the overwhelming pressure in the atmosphere. These people who dared to step out were all extremely terrifying characters.
"Nine people. Wonderful." Di Shi swept his gaze onto those who dared to step out. There were five of the eight era-suppressing geniuses, Qin Wentian, Liu Lan from the Violet Thunder Sect, the crown prince of Radiant Gold, and the Heaven Chosen from the War country.
The appearance of any one of the nine could cause the hearts of the crowd to shudder and to think that today, all nine of them were walking towards the Sacred Battle Platform simultaneously.
"Since we have all appeared, we might as well settle everything in one great battle. I propose all nine of us step up at the same time, how about it?" Di Shi's eyes gleamed sharply as he spoke. The Sacred Battle Platform was big enough for many to battle on it.
"He's crazy, why is Di Shi acting like this today?"
"Why is he so confident? Has he truly reached the supreme tier?" Many people exclaimed when they saw the 'madness' of Di Shi.
"Wentian, nine people stepping on the Sacred Battle Platform at the same time indicated that all nine will fight directly against each other in turns, you have to be careful, these people are all monsters of the Heavenly Dipper Realm." Lin Shuai warned.
Qin Wentian's gaze stiffened, nine people fighting in a round-robin format?
And for these opponents, there wasn't a single one which Qin Wentian could say with confidence he would definitely be able to win against. Each one of them all possessed torrential combat strength, unfathomably powerful. Di Shi's words instantly caused an uproar throughout the spectators.
Did the other eight dare to accept?
Did Qin Wentian dare to accept?
"Qin Wentian." At this moment, Di Shi spoke again, his gaze directed at Qin Wentian. Qin Wentian inclined his head, matching his gaze only to hear Di Shi coldly continuing, "This battle between us nine, let's set a rule for the two of us. Between you and me, if you don't die, I will not get down from the Sacred Battle Platform. And similarly, if I don't die, you cannot get down the platform as well."
The hearts of the spectators pounded violently. This, was the rule of a life-and-death battle. Only with one of them dead would the other be able to concede if they found themselves unable to match up against the other opponents.
"DO YOU DARE?!" Di Shi roared, his killing intent gushing out in waves. His great goal today was to slay the top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm and stand at the very peak of Heavenly Dipper!