Chapter 1427: The Second Section
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“That’s the insane part about Devil Cultivators. It’s also the scariest thing about Devil Cultivators!” Xiong Hu was serious as he spoke.
“Enemy for life?” However, Duan Ling Tian had disdain written all over his face when he heard what Xiong Hu said. “He’s not worth it!”
Duan Ling Tian had just expressed a genuine thought. He was a Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator with a Devilseal Tablet.
As long as he did not encounter a powerful Devil Cultivator above the Saint Stage, given his current cultivation base, he could easily kill any Devil Cultivator by activating the Devilseal Tablet.
Even if it were a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage Devil Cultivator, unless he lost the opportunity to use the Devilseal Tablet, he could definitely kill the latter as well.
The Devilseal Tablet was listed as one of the ten Super Saint Weapons among the Ten Great Saint Weapon ranking. It gave Duan Ling Tian undefeatable confidence.
However, since Fang Hui did not know about the existence of the Devilseal Tablet, he reminded Duan Ling Tian immediately seeing that he seemed to ignore Xiong Hu, “Duan Ling Tian, please don’t be reckless.”
Duan Ling Tian was his sole hope. He did not want anything to happen to him as a result of underestimating Ye Man.
Meanwhile, Ling Yun gazed deeply into Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. He saw a steadfast determination in his eyes. It was a tenacious kind of confidence.
‘I wonder what Senior Brother Duan has for him not to take Ye Man seriously.’ Although Ling Yun noticed Duan Ling Tian was up to something, he would never have expected Duan Ling Tian to have the Devilseal Tablet which was one of the Ten Great Saint Weapons in Dao Martial Saint Land.
The first section of the assessment went on.
There were many Martial Cultivators on the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage since Ye Man but they were all above 35 years old and their talents were incomparable to Ye Man’s.
“The fellas from Luo Jiang City are up too.” Xiong Hu’s sharp eyes noticed the four young geniuses from Luo Jiang City, including Xiao Zhui, go up the stone platform.
Duan Ling Tian turned to look too.
It was a piece of cake for Duan Ling Tian to find out the trio’s cultivation base apart from Xiao Zhui’s with the help of the Divine Eye. Two of them were on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage while the other was on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.
Xiao Zhui, on the other hand, was a Martial Cultivator on the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage. Not only did he pass the first section of the assessment, but he also did not even have to participate in the second section. He passed the assessment immediately and become an outer court disciple of the Moon Illumination Sect.
As for the other three, the two on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage passed the first section while the one on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage failed.
The City Governor of Luo Jiang City, Luo Yi, saw that coming, so he was not surprised by the results.
At the moment, among the four young geniuses from Luo Jiang City, Xiao Zhui left with the outer court disciple of the Moon Illumination Sect while the two on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage stayed on the stone platform. On the other hand, the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage cultivator returned to Luo Yi.
“It’s time for those who are from Mound Hill City to go up.” A fierce gleam flashed through Luo Yi’s eyes as he looked at the people from Mound Hill City including Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian, Xiong Hu, and Ling Yun were among the people from the last batch to go up. They were the nineteenth batch and there were only seven people in that batch.
“What?! He… He’s only on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage? How… How’s that possible!?” Luo Yi’s jaw dropped when the results of the examination for Duan Ling Tian and the rest was announced.
Apart from Luo Yi, the young genius from Luo Jiang City standing next to him was flabbergasted too. Was the young genius from Mound Hill City who defeated Xiao Zhui only a Martial Cultivator on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage just like him?
Could they be dreaming?
The two Martial Cultivators on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage from Luo Jiang City standing on the stone platform froze.
The day before that, they had witnessed Duan Ling Tian defeat Xiao Zhui with their very own eyes.
Xiao Zhui was the No. 1 genius among the younger generation in Luo Jiang City. His cultivation base had broken through the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage, but he had been defeated by Duan Ling Tian.
Before this, they were almost sure that Duan Ling Tian was a Martial Cultivator on the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.
However, the truth gave them a tight slap.
Such a young genius from Mound Hill City was only a Martial Cultivator on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.
Apart from the few of them from Luo Jiang City, the rest did not find it odd. After all, there were 55 of them on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage among the 187 participants of the entrance assessment.
The remaining 132 of them were above the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage, 12 of whom were on the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.
The 120 people on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage stood on the stone platform while waiting for the second section of the assessment to take place.
Most of the 55 Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage cultivators below the stone platform were ready to fight as they observed the 120 Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage cultivators on the stone platform one by one to pick the target that they wanted to challenge.
At that moment, they were determined to look for a target who they were confident to defeat.
After all, they were only given one chance for the challenge.
Once they failed, they would have to bid farewell to the Moon Illumination Sect.
If they succeeded, they would pass the entrance assessment of the Moon Illumination Sect and become the outer court disciple of the sect.
Their destiny depended on this fight.
The atmosphere gradually became heavy.
Almost all of the young geniuses on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage who dared to go there had complete confidence in themselves.
Otherwise, they would not be there.
Therefore, some of the 120 young people on the stone platform were anxious although they were on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage, especially because they had just broken through to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage recently.
They did not have much of an upper hand when it came to True Energy and they only had a slight advantage in terms of the amount of Saint Veins in their bodies.
‘How is that possible? How is it possible that he’s only on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage? There must be a mistake with the Spiritual Secret Tactic!’ The four from Luo Jiang City thought to themselves again and again as their eyes lingered on Duan Ling Tian.
They still could not believe that this young genius from Mound Hill City was only a Martial Cultivator on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.
“Now, everyone below the platform, please stand on the right. Please empty the left for the young geniuses on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage who have to leave the stone platform after their defeat,” instructed the outer court elder, Dong Chong, loud and clear from the vast stone platform.
At that moment, everyone moved to their right, leaving a gaping, empty space on the left.
“I’ll be explaining the details of the second section of the assessment. The young geniuses who are disqualified in the first section can come up to the stone platform to pick your opponent. You’ll pass our entrance assessment and become our outer court disciple as long as you defeat your opponent.”
“Of course, everyone who gets onto the stone platform isn’t allowed to pick young geniuses from the same city that they come from. I hope everyone can understand that we do this to avoid participants from the same city giving in to each other.”
“Also, those young geniuses on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage who are defeated will blow their chance with the Moon Illumination Sect for the next five years. Unless you’re still below 40 years old in five years, then you’re welcome to participate in our Moon Illumination Sect entrance assessment by then.”
“Otherwise, you’ll have no luck with our Moon Illumination Sect for the rest of your life!” Dong Chong’s deafening voice spread out and was heard by everyone.
The young geniuses on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage standing on the stone platform would lose their chance with the Moon Illumination Sect as soon as they were beaten. That unnerved many young geniuses on the stone platform.
“What is there to be afraid of!? They’re just a bunch of fellas who haven’t even broken through to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage, so why are you guys worried that you’ll be defeated by them?”
“That’s right! If you can’t even defeat those fellas below the stage, you’re embarrassing those who are on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.”
“No matter what, I have the confidence to crush anyone below the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.”
Many of the young geniuses on the stone platform were confident about themselves. They thought it was impossible that the young geniuses below the stone platform who were disqualified in the first section to be a match for them.
“When the second section of the assessment commences, the young geniuses below the platform will come up one by one. If you win the challenge, someone will bring you to register as an outer court disciple of our Moon Illumination. If you fail, please go to the area on the left,” Dong Chong proceeded to speak.
The area on the left was the space that was made vacant earlier. It was empty at the moment.
It would be a clear differentiation for the losers to go there.
“Now, I shall announce that the second section of the assessment has officially begun” As soon as Dong Chong was done speaking, a young genius below the platform dashed onto the stone platform. He stood there and glanced at the 120 young geniuses on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.
“I’ll challenge you!” Soon, he picked his target. It was a young genius who was the same age as him.
However, he was overthrown in less than ten hits.
“Ahh, I’m in such bad luck! Can’t believe I picked a tough one!” The Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage young genius forced a smile after being defeated and subsequently admitted that he had lost. He jumped off the high platform and stood on the area on the left.
One person stood in the disqualification zone on the left now.
Subsequently, more and more young geniuses dashed onto the stone platform. By activating his Divine Eye, Duan Ling Tian realized that all of these young geniuses were on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.
There was nobody on the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage, let alone the Early Mortal Shedding Stage.
‘It makes sense… It’s almost impossible for people below the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage to pass this entrance assessment if they participated.’ Duan Ling Tian did not find that odd.
As time passed by, high-spirited young geniuses on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage went up to the high platform one after another to challenge the young geniuses on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.
Soon, all 23 young geniuses on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage lost the challenge without any exception.
“Hmph! They’re just on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage. It’d be impossible if they could defeat us since we’re on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.
“We’ll defeat all of those who come to us no matter how many there are.”
The bunch of young geniuses on the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage who had yet to taste failure on the stone platform were still pumped up.
At the moment, none of the young geniuses on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage below the stone platform had gone up the platform.
The failed attempts of the 23 people affected their will to a certain extent.
“These people on the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage are just tiny little ants… Ants that should be stomped under our feet without any hopes of getting up forever!” A young man in green with a graceful face and a high-pitched voice glanced at the young geniuses below the platform in disdain while holding a hand fan.
“Ants? Being stomped under your feet? Without any hopes of getting up forever?” As the young geniuses below the platform flew into a rage, a cold gleam flashed through Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. He smirked mockingly and subsequently raced onto the stone platform as if he had turned into a bolt of lightning.
Duan Ling Tian was put in the limelight that very second.