Chapter 802: Illusory Crypt
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
Just like everyone expected, the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort had appeared in the sky above the combat arena not long after Lu Yong made an appearance.
“Vice Fort Master!”
“Vice Fort Master Ning!”
“Vice Fort Master Feng!”
The representatives and young geniuses of the various Dynasties bowed to Ning Can and Feng Wei successively.
Ning Can and Feng Wei nodded indifferently, and in next to no time, Ning Can said with a sonorous voice, “The Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties will continue today… The second round of the selection will be held at our Skywolf Fort’s Illusory Crypt!”
Instantly, the representatives and young geniuses of the ten Dynasties couldn’t help but reveal bewildered expressions, as they obviously didn’t know what sort of place the Illusory Crypt was.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
In next to no time, everyone saw that the 10 Skywolf Fort elders that had made an appearance yesterday had flown out of the inner fort to appear before all of them.
“You, open the exit of the Illusory Crypt.” Ning Can looked at one of the elders and spoke indifferently.
“Yes.” The Skywolf Fort elder replied respectfully before plunging down to descend onto the top right corner of the combat arena.
Under the gazes of everyone present, the elder’s leg stomped down, causing the large brick on the top right corner of the combat arena to actually loosen up and show signs of leaving the ground.
Subsequently, the Skywolf Fort elder struck out with his hand to actually pull out the large brick.
“That’s…” In next to no time, everyone was shocked by the scene beneath the enormous brick. An expanse of dense fog was rising slowly from there, and it caused them to be unable to see through what was within the fog.
“This is the Illusory Crypt’s exit… You 50 must enter from another 50 entrances and pass through the entire Illusory Crypt to exit here.” Ning Can’s voice sounded out in a timely manner, and it caused all of the young geniuses including Duan Ling Tian to return to their senses.
Everyone couldn’t help but be shocked as they never imagined that a mere crypt would actually have so many entrances.
“The rules of the second round of the selection isn’t difficult to any of you… All 50 of you will enter from one of the 50 entrances into the Illusory Crypt. After you enter, you have to traverse the layer upon layer of barriers within the crypt to come out from the one and only exit!” Ning Can continued. “At the exit of the Illusory Crypt and right before all of you come out, you’ll see a total of 50 Number Tokens… 50 Number Tokens from number 1 to number 50, and it represents the exact ranking in the second round of the selections.”
“The second round of the selections won’t eliminate anyone, and it’ll only rank all of you!”
As soon as Ning Can finished speaking, the gazes of most of the young geniuses lit up.
The lack of elimination also meant that the second round wasn’t like the first round, and there would be no danger within it.
“Besides that, I have to remind all of you about something, and it’s the most important thing… The people that enter the Illusory Crypt and obtain the top ranked tokens will possess the power to choose their opponent before others. For example, the person that obtains number token number 1 will be able to be the first to choose his opponent during the third round of the selections. After that, the person that obtained token number 2 would choose his opponent, and so on and so forth…”
“The person that obtains the last token in the second round of the selections will have no power to choose his opponent during the third round of the selections and can only be challenged. Besides that, even though the people that obtained token number 1 to 10 possess the power to choose their opponents first, yet they can’t challenge each other and can only challenge the people with number tokens outside of the first 10.” Ning Can continued.
For a time, the gazes of the group of young geniuses including Duan Ling Tian lit up.
Those that obtained higher ranked number tokens were able to select their opponents at will during the third round of the selections.
Besides that, the people that obtained the token numbered 1 to 10 would actually obtain the power of immunity in the third round of the selections and would be immune against being challenged by another.
“The higher ranked the number token, the greater the benefit!”
“It would be great if I’m able to obtain one of the tokens from number 1 to 10. Not only would I not be challenged by another, I can gain priority to challenge those people that obtained lower ranked number tokens!”
“Looks like I have to try my best during this second round of the selections!”
“I’ll surely strive to obtain a number token in the top 10!”
In the sky above the combat arena, most of the young geniuses of the ten Dynasties seemed as if they’d taken stimulants, and they were exceedingly excited.
They wanted to obtain the top ranked number tokens!
Only in that way would they have the chance of advancing in the third round of the selections.
Even though the second round of the selections wouldn’t eliminate anyone, yet based on the present circumstances, there would surely be many people that would be eliminated from the third round, whereas if they wanted to advance in the third round, then the competition for the number tokens in the second round was extremely important.
“This second round of the selections is slightly interesting… The young geniuses that obtain the top 10 number tokens will surely be the top figures amongst the 50 young geniuses. These 10 people won’t fight each other during the third round of the selections, so the most interesting battles have been left for the last.” Zhang Shou Yong’s eyes flashed as he smiled lightly.
“Looks like the third round of the selection is probably to decide on the top 10 people in the martial competition this time, whereas the fourth round of the selection is probably the final round of the selections, and it will probably decide on the exact rankings amongst the top 10.” Su Li couldn’t help but guess as he finished speaking.
“It should be like that.” Duan Ling Tian nodded in agreement. “The third and fourth round of the selections are undoubtedly the main event of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties this time.”
“If we’re able to obtain the top 10 number tokens, then we’ll be able to occupy an advantageous position in the third round of the selections! So long as we’re not defeated by the person we challenge, we’ll be able to easily occupy the top 10 ranks in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties this time!” Feng Tian Wu spoke with alight anticipation.
“It’s like that… But it isn’t so easy to obtain the top 10 number tokens. After all, there are a total of 50 people competing for those 10 number tokens.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and wasn’t so optimistic.
“50 entrances and one exit… Obviously, everyone will gather at the same place at the end of the Illusory Crypt, whereas that place is probably the place the 50 number tokens are kept.” Feng Wu Dao said, “Once a few people enter that place at the same time, they’ll surely fight to seize the number token that’s ranked higher… So there’ll be no lack of fighting in this second round of the selections, unless you’re willing to take the lower ranked number token.”
Feng Wu Dao’s words received the deep agreement of Duan Ling Tian and the others.
If they entered the place that stored the number tokens with another at the same time, they would surely not watch idly by as the higher ranked number token was obtained by another.
“A total of 50 people want to obtain the top 10 number tokens… The competitions will surely be intense.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes emitted a resolute glow and he resolved in his heart. “No matter what, I’m determined to obtain one of the top 10 number tokens… Not only that, my target is the number 1 token!”
Even though all 10 of the top 10 number tokens had special privileges, the privilege of token number 1 was undoubtedly the greatest.
The person that obtained token number 1 was able to be the first to challenge an opponent. At that time, the possessor of the token would be entirely capable of directly challenging the person at the end who’d had obtained token number 50.
Actually, it wasn’t only Duan Ling Tian that was thinking like this, and the other 49 young geniuses were thinking like this as well.
“Now, all of you follow the ten elders of my Skywolf Fort to head to the 50 entrances of the Illusory Crypt… Vice Fort Master Feng will follow all of you over. At that time, all of you can enter after receiving his order,” said Ning Can.
“Let’s go!” As soon as Ning Can finished speaking, Feng Wei commanded and took the lead to flash out.
Instantly, the representatives and young geniuses of the ten Dynasties that included Sword 13 and Saber 5 followed.
For a time, only Ning Can remained in the sky above the combat arena.
After a short moment, their group of people arrived at the eastern area of the Skywolf Fort’s outer fort. 50 large bricks had been lifted open there, and it revealed the completely pitch black true scene beneath the bricks.
“All 50 of you stand before an entrance, and then enter at the same time once I give the command,” said Feng Wei.
Instantly, the young geniuses of the ten Dynasties flashed out successively to stand at the side of an entrance to the Illusory Crypt, and they were prepared to enter it at any time.
“Let’s go.” Duan Ling Tian’s group flashed out. At the same time, he sent a voice transmission to Feng Tian Wu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong. “Everything within this Illusory Crypt is unknown to us, but since Vice Fort Master Ning said there’re layer upon layer of barriers within it, then I presume it won’t be so simple. I’m afraid we’ll have to encounter many difficult dangers to traverse it.”
“No matter how difficult it is, we’ll surely traverse it with the fastest speed possible!” Feng Tian Wu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong were filled with confidence.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth couldn’t help but curl into a light smile when he saw they were in a good condition, and he followed along to descend to the side of an entrance.
At the same time, the other young geniuses took their positions successively.
“Hmm?” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed a cold gaze looking at him, and he couldn’t help but raise his head instantly and meet this gaze.
“Zi Shang!” Duan Ling Tian’s face sank and killing intent flickered in his eyes when he looked at the owner of the cold gaze.
“Duan Ling Tian, your illusory realm soul skill isn’t of much use in the second round of the selections… You probably have no chance of obtaining the top 10 number tokens.” Zi Shang’s voice transmission was filled with dense ridicule.
“Just you see… I’ll obtain token number 1! You’re bound to be trampled on beneath my feet.” Zi Shang continued.
As far as Zi Shang was concerned, so long as he asked Elder Ghost’s incomplete soul to possess him, his strength would rise explosively and cause it to be extremely easy for him to traverse the Illusory Crypt.
He believed that he would be the first to traverse through the Illusory Crypt and obtain token number 1.
“Pfft!” Duan Ling Tian laughed in ridicule and mocked via voice transmission. “So what if you obtain token number 1? Even if I’m unable to obtain a number token in the top ten… Would you dare challenge me?!”
Would you dare challenge me?!
Needless to say, Duan Ling Tian’s words were extremely overbearing, and it was like a thunderclap in Zi Shang’s ears, causing his expression to instantly darken.