Chapter 670: Second Round
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Most importantly… He’s a member of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family. This time, he’s surely amongst the three people recommended by the Imperial Family.” The more Duan Ling Tian thought, the surer he was.
But what the people present noticed was different from what Duan Ling Tian noticed.
Numerous gazes descended onto Long Yun, and the astonishment from the beginning until the shock at the end, it revealed their surprise towards Long Yun.
Or perhaps, at that instant earlier, they’d gotten to know Long Yun once again.
“Seventh… Seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage! He’s actually a seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist!”
“I never imagined… I truly never imagined! His strength is actually so strong. I was originally thinking that he would be crushed to death by his opponent’s hammer strike.”
“It’s simply unexpected! Who would have thought that he’s actually a seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist?”
“His opponent is unfortunate as well… Perhaps, that person thought that since he was a sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage martial artist, he could look down on others. But unexpectedly, he’d actually kicked on such a hard plate of steel.”
“Needless to say, sometimes, some things are fated.”
No matter if it was the spectators in the third-class or the second-class spectating area, many people shook their heads and sighed emotionally.
“No. 73 is victorious!” Meanwhile, the middle aged man that was in charge of recording Long Yun’s results recovered from his shock and announced.
Long Yun advanced!
When Long Yun returned to the second-class spectating area, many surrounding spectators looked at him with gazes of reverence.
Of course, there were also some that looked hatefully at him.
In another second-class spectating area, the representative of an Empire stared fixedly at Long Yun with eyes that almost split apart.
His hands had formed fists that were clenched tightly, and his body trembled intensely.
His nephew had been killed by this person!
Even though in an occasion like this, his nephew was bound to have died for nothing, but he still hated Long Yun to the extreme and wished for nothing more than to tear Long Yun apart.
At the same time, along with Long Yun killing his opponent, the other 18 young geniuses made a move successively.
The battles in the first phase of the Dynasty Martial Competition were carried out vigorously.
After Long Yun and until Su Li entered the arena, another three seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artists had appeared, and as for sixth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists, there were even more, around 20 or so.
In next to no time, Su Li entered the arena.
Su Li was the possessor of command token No. 237.
An ear piercing sword howl sounded out.
Su Li’s opponent, a young genius at the fifth level of the Void Initiation Stage had his belt instantly cut off by Su Li, and he embarrassedly held up his pants as he admitted defeat and left.
“Hahahaha…” Sure enough, a wave of laughter arose in the surroundings.
The originally serious atmosphere of the Dynasty Martial Competition was completely destroyed.
At the same time, Su Li advanced.
“This young sword cultivator’s strength is so strong… With just a single strike, he’d cut off his opponent’s belt, and from the beginning until the end, the ancient horned dragon silhouettes in the sky hadn’t even had the time to condense into form before dispersing.”
“Although we can’t determine his cultivation from the ancient horned dragon silhouettes… But I guess that his cultivation is at least at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above!”
“This is for sure! If he isn’t at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage, it would be impossible for his sword to be so swift.”
“Another seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist… Up until now, there have already been five martial artists at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage amongst the young geniuses of the various Empires.”
“There are still another one third of young geniuses that haven’t entered the arena… I presume that another two or three seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artists will appear.”
Under the waves of bustling discussion, Su Li returned to sit by Duan Ling Tian’s side.
“Su Li.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed as a slight puzzled expression suffused his face.
Earlier, even though Su Li had attacked, yet he didn’t utilize a single shred of Sword Concept, causing the curiosity in Duan Ling Tian’s heart to grow deeper.
To what level had Su Li who was at the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage have comprehended his Sword Concept to?
“Long Yun’s Saber Concept improved so swiftly that it’s shocking… Or Long Yun possesses a Concept Fragment, and it’s a Saber Concept Fragment!” When he thought of Long Yun’s current comprehension in Saber Concept, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but guess like this.
Besides this, he was unable to wrap his head around why Long Yun’s Saber Concept would advance so quickly.
“If Long Yun possesses a Saber Concept Fragment, then Su Li will surely possess a Sword Concept Fragment… In this way, Su Li’s attainments in Sword Concept ought to surpass Long Yun’s attainments in Saber Concept!” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath.
If it really was like this, then Su Li and Long Yun’s fortuitous encounters were truly shocking.
Even though this fortuitous encounter was inferior to his, it wasn’t much inferior.
At this moment, besides Duan Ling Tian and Long Yun, the gazes everyone present in this spectating area shot at Su Li was completely different.
“King Yong, I finally understand why your Darkstone Empires Long Yun praised him so highly since the beginning. His strength is really not inferior to Long Yun.” The representative of Holdwin Empire, the old man surnamed Liu, glanced at Su Li before looking at King Yong and sighing. “Your Darkstone Empire is really hiding many talented people!”
The corners of King Yong’s mouth twitched when he heard this.
Presently, Su Li’s strength was indeed not inferior to Long Yun.
“Senior Liu, you’re too kind.” Long Yun and Su Li successively bringing honor to the Darkstone Empire caused King Yong who was the representative of the Darkstone Empire to feel exceedingly proud, and he was imperceivably superior when facing the representative of the Holdwin Empire now.
“Now, I’m slightly looking forward to the performance of the other young genius of your Darkstone Empire that Long Yun takes seriously.” As he spoke, the old man’s gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
King Yong looked over along with the old man.
“Duan Ling Tian…” Now, even he couldn’t help but be shocked in his heart.
Needless to say, Long Yun and Su Li’s strength had indeed shocked him.
But in his eyes, no matter in what aspect, Duan Ling Tian had always surpassed Long Yun and Su Li without a doubt.
Even now, when he saw that Su Li and Long Yun had obtained fortuitous encounters of their own that allowed their strengths to increase greatly when compared from a year ago.
Even then, he still looked favorably upon Duan Ling Tian.
So he was similarly looking forward towards Duan Ling Tian’s performance.
Duan Ling Tian naturally noticed the gazes of the old man and King Yong, yet he didn’t care.
His gaze descended onto the sky above the arena, and he watched the pairs of young geniuses fight each other.
Time silently flowed by.
In next to no time, the first round of the selection today was almost at the end.
In the later parts of the first round, another two seventh level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses had appeared.
Along with a sixth level Void Initiation Stage young genius defeating another sixth level Void Initiation Stage young genius, the first round of the selections was officially over.
Merely this first round had eliminated 180 people.
Of course, there were many people that weren’t resigned to their elimination.
For example, the sixth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist that was the last to be defeated.
If it wasn’t for him being unlucky and just happened to encounter a sixth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist that was stronger than him, he would have surely been one of the people that advanced.
But he wasn’t anxious, because he knew he still had a chance.
“This first round of the selections has ended… After 15 minutes, the second round of the selections will continue, and 90 people will be eliminated once more.” The white clothed young man stood in the sky above the arena as he spoke with a sonorous voice that spread out.
During the 15 minutes of time, the 10 middle aged men that were in charge of recording the results had gathered together and started to unify the results and list out the order of battles, whereas, the group of young geniuses that had advanced finally had a chance to catch a breath.
“King Yong, I was thinking that our Holdwin Empire could compete with your Darkstone Empire and see the young geniuses of which side will be able to stand until the end… Now it would seem that there’s no need for this.” The old man looked at King Yong as he shook his head and sighed.
Now, the situation was clear.
Their Holdwin Empire’s young geniuses were far inferior to the young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire.
The Darkstone Empire had two young geniuses at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above and another young genius that was suspected to be at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above.
Their Holdwin Empire only had two sixth level Void Initiation Stage young geniuses and was utterly unable to compare with the Darkstone Empire.
The group of young geniuses of the Holdwin Empire lowered their heads in embarrassment when they heard this, and they felt that they’d thrown the face of the Holdwin Empire. Whereas no matter if it were the young geniuses that had been eliminated or not, all the young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire sat ramrod straight with brilliant smiles on their faces.
“Amongst the nine young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire, three were eliminated… Amongst the 10 young geniuses of the Holdwin Empire, five were eliminated.” The Darkstone Empire’s results caused Duan Ling Tian to be slightly surprised.
“The second round of the selections, begin!” In next to no time, 15 minutes has passed, and the white clothed young man’s voice sounded out once more, causing everyone to be unable to refrain from shuddering and returning to their senses.
As for the 10 middle aged men that were in charge of recording the results, they’d already taken their respective positions.
“The possessors of command token No.1 until No. 40, so long as you’ve advanced in the first round, then come over.” The white clothed young man spoke with a sonorous voice.
After the first round of selection, half of the people amongst the possessors of command token No. 1 until No. 40 had been eliminated, and only 20 people remained.
It was just enough to pool together 10 battles.
This time, two people from the Darkstone Empire entered the arena.
One of them was Gao Yu Hai.
“No. 32.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed as he looked at the number on the command token in his hand, and then he followed Gao Yu Hao to leave the spectating area and arrive in the sky above the arena to gather with the other 18 young geniuses.
“The possessors of command token No. 2 and No. 3, come over here.” A middle aged man spoke out directly.
Instantly, Gao Yu Hai who’d drawn command token No. 3 earlier went over with another young genius.
Obviously, during the first round of the selection earlier, No. 2 had won the battle with No. 1 and advanced.
In the battle between No. 3 and No. 4, it was instead No.3 that was victorious.
Subsequently, the other nine middle aged men spoke out successively.
“The possessors of command token No. 30 and No. 32, come over here.” Along with a middle aged man in the east speaking out, Duan Ling Tian flew over.
After Duan Ling Tian, another young man followed over like a shadow. Obviously, he was the possessor of command token No. 30, and at the same time, he was Duan Ling Tian’s opponent for this battle.