Chapter 1125: Top Four
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Within a desolate palace hall of Summer Wind Capital, a lone fire was burning. The entire hall was lit by the lone fire. Many Cosmos Gods were scattered across the hall with a table placed before each of them. There were delicious wine and delicacies provided for all, and female servants were serving them from the side.
Even though they were joking about, the Cosmos Gods were still looking forward to the announcement of quota allocation.
“This time, only Monarch Flying Snow and Fire Devil Paragon Master have completed the assassination mission. In my opinion, Monarch Flying Snow would definitely be part of the four winners.”
“Thank you for your kind words.”
Xue Ying replied with a toast of the wine glass in his hand.
There were more than 60 Cosmos Gods seated within the palace hall, and all of them came to enjoy the wine and the crowd. After all, the contest over the quotas to enter the Realm Heart God Palace was a huge affair. Many outstanding cultivators outside the nation like ‘Western Floating Old Ancestor’ were not qualified to enter! They could only try their luck during the chaos that would ensue with the opening of the inner city of Realm Heart God Palace.
Amidst the exchange of toasts and networking, a figure suddenly appeared at the center of the palace hall. It was that yellow-robed old man.
“Elder Summer.” The attention of the group of Cosmos Gods was jolted. They immediately greeted politely.
‘He is here.’ Xue Ying’s heart tightened, ‘It is almost certain for me to get a slot with 30,000 contribution points according to history.’
No other choice.
The other Cosmos Gods would only seek to enter if they reached a bottleneck. Even if they failed, they could still enter the next time.
But Xue Ying was different! Going the next time? Would his hometown Origin World be still around when the Realm Heart God Palace opened?
‘It has begun.’ Monarch Thousand Yang sat there watching silently. His eyes were filled with passion, ‘I’ve prepared a total of 18,000 contribution points far beyond the mission of what Ying Shan Xue Ying earned through his assassination mission. It should be sufficient for me to enter using this amount.’
“Mn.” Fire Devil Paragon Master revealed a grin. He seemed fully confident.
Great Paragon Fuyi sat there with a smile. He was extremely calm about it.
Under the gaze of all Cosmos Gods, the yellow-robed ‘Elder Summer’ smiled cheekily: “The time is here. Even if you have other treasures which you want to offer, it is too late. The ranking of the contest has been fixed. Coming in first, Great Paragon Fuyi with 50,000 contribution points.”
“So many? With the identity of Great Paragon Fuyi, he could get a slot easily by ordering for it within the Summer Clan. Yet he still spent 50,000 contribution points of effort just to get a slot?”
Everyone present was speechless.
One had to know that the contribution points provided for each mission during the contest for quota had been lowered! It was a loss to offer treasures during this period. For the amount of 50,000 contribution points, he had suffered a loss of more than 50 billion cosmos crystals! This would bring distress to even Paragon Masters. The Scarlet Cloud God Spear and Five Phase Beads that Xue Ying owned were not worth as much even when added up together.
‘Formidable.’ Xue Ying’s heart sunk. The other party had won first place without dispute.
“Hmph.” The corner of Fire Devil Paragon Master’s eyes twitched. He originally thought he would have earned enough as compared to Great Paragon Fuyi, but in the end, the gap was so big!
“As for the one coming in second this time…” The yellow-robed old man’s grand voice resounded in the palace hall, “Is Monarch Flying Snow at 30,000 contribution points.”
It was unanimous. All Cosmos Gods turned to that white-robed young man seated there. They were all startled. This Monarch Flying Snow who came from Southern Cloud was too savage.
“30,000 contribution points?”
“He is just a new Cosmos God yet he could provide so many special treasures. He has only earned 12,000 contribution points after capturing Devil Monarch Yan Fire alive. Other than that, he actually prepared treasures worth a total of 18,000 contribution points? That’s madness! During normal circumstances, 10,000 contribution points would have sufficed to get a slot.”
“He is really willing to do so.”
“Did Southern Cloud King support him from the back? He is indeed the wealthiest Paragon Master.”
“Even if Southern Cloud King were wealthier, he would not have supported his disciple so lavishly right? 30,000 contribution points?”
The entire hall went into a hullabaloo in the dark. They were all discussing through voice transmissions.
The status of Great Paragon Fuyi was too high. He was coming close to unparalleled existences! Hence, everyone could understand even if he earned more points.
But Monarch Flying Snow, ‘Ying Shan Xue Ying’, wasn’t even a Paragon Master! For him to earn so many contribution points? That’s frightening.
“This time, coming in third is Fire Devil Paragon Master.” The yellow-robed old man continued, “Earning a total of 26,000 contribution points.”
Fire Devil Paragon Master indifferently smiled. Clearly, he wasn’t so happy at all.
Great Paragon Fuyi was close to twice of what he earned!
And a junior had suppressed him from the top.
‘Fire Devil Paragon Master’ who regarded his reputation exceptionally did not feel comfortable. Actually, even if he succeeded in getting a slot, Fire Devil Paragon Master was still unhappy. He was so prideful that he wasn’t willing to compromise and join the three great clans! He became a superpower all by himself.
“Coming in fourth…” The yellow-robed old man continued.
The palace hall turned quiet.
Quite a few participating Cosmos Gods were starting to feel nervous. There was just one slot left!
‘Choose me. It must be me! I have prepared a total of 18,000 contribution points, so it is almost impossible for me not to get into the top four.’ The eyes of Monarch Thousand Yang were filled with blazing expectations.
“Is Mount Spring Island Master at 20,000 contribution points.” The yellow-robed old man Elder Summer mentioned the last name with a giggle, “Great Paragon Fuyi, Monarch Flying Snow, Fire Devil Paragon Master, and Mount Spring Island Master. Congratulations to the four of you. When the Realm Heart God Palace is fully opened, Emperor Summer will naturally bring everyone along into the Realm Heart God Palace.”
Saying that, Elder Summer left the place.
“Haha, Brother Flying Snow, congratulations to you! For you to spend so much of your wealth to earn a slot into the Realm Heart God Palace, I truly admire your guts!”
“Brother Flying Snow, you really make us envious! I have yet to enter the Realm Heart God Palace ever since I started cultivating.”
The palace hall was filled with a round of congratulations.
There were many who congratulated Xue Ying, Fire Devil Paragon Master, and Mount Spring Island Master. There were even a few who congratulated Great Paragon Fuyi! Even though the temper of Great Paragon Fuyi was relatively pleasant, his usual self still gave off an aura that ‘pushed away all living creatures’. Only Paragon Masters and an extreme few who were close to him would take the initiative to congratulate him.
At that point, several Cosmos Gods immediately started walking out. This time, they came just to see if they had got the slot. Once the quotas were allocated, they saw no reason to remain here.
Great Paragon Fuyi stood up and left a while ago.
As for Fire Devil Paragon Master, he remained shortly as a form of courtesy, replying to other Cosmos Gods before leaving!
“Interesting.” Nine Venom Religion Master chuckled. He actually did not have a single contribution point this time!
Actually, only a minority few were risking everything to enter. The majority were there participating according to circumstances. If they felt they had a great chance to enter, they would naturally earn more points. If they felt that hope was meager, they weren’t willing to fork out a single point!
Like in the past, the four quotas were given to people that had never completed a single assassination mission at all. There was no Great Paragon Fuyi, existences that would certainly get a quota. During most circumstances, the participants would not compete so madly. Getting 10,000 contribution points would suffice for them to get a slot, and in some fortunate cases, 6,000 would be enough too!
And this time?
Because of Great Paragon Fuyi participating in the contest, in reality, there were only three instead of four competing slots!
And because Xue Ying and Fire Devil Paragon Master completed one assassination mission each, it had risen the bar greatly towards earning a slot! The majority participated in the contest depending on luck. Seeing this happening, most had immediately given up because they understood that the contest this time would be tough! Even if they got a slot, it would not be worth paying such a huge price for it.
They had a long lifespan, and at worst, they could enter the next time!
And what turned out was as they guessed—the fourth slot was given to a participant with 20,000 contribution points! That was madness.
‘I actually did not get a slot. Almost, just a bit!’ The expression of Monarch Thousand Yang became ugly. He had already left the place.
Xue Ying was feeling extremely delighted. Nonetheless, he could feel the unhappiness this group of Cosmos Gods from Summer Wind Ancient Nation had towards someone attaining a quota from outside the nation! Other than a selected few who he was familiar with, the majority of them discriminated against him. Xue Ying did not care about this either since it was normal.
After all, both the Summer Clan and Cang Clan did not accept outside experts. Only the Fan Clan accepted outside experts.
It was impossible for Xue Ying to force them to treat him as their own person. To this, the Summer Wind Ancient Nation was also a form of support to him! Attaining the opportunity to enter sufficed.
“Xue Ying, you actually earned 30,000 contribution points this time? Forking out so much?” Southern Cloud King immediately asked through a voice transmission. He was relatively joyous as he just got news of the four who earned the quotas from his good friends.
“Since I lucked out in capturing Devil Monarch Yan Fire, I must grab hold of this opportunity. Alas, the competition is too intense that I am not confident of getting a slot just by the assassination mission. Hence, I’d rather earn more.” Xue Ying transmitted back.
“Mn. It is worth getting a slot to enter the Realm Heart God Palace. Properly grasp this chance well. If you were fortunate enough to get a top-graded secret treasure, you would have earned a great deal.” Southern Cloud King was relatively happy.
Xue Ying had naturally made his resolution.
He then went back to his Flying Snow City alone. Xue Ying started closed-door cultivation once he reached his Monarch Residence, waiting calmly for the day when the Realm Heart God Palace fully opens.