Chapter 435: Ranking
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
The stone gate leading to a quiet room opened, and Xue Ying rushed out. The Xia Clan Deities inside the cave abode already had their heads raised to see the results while Jing Qiu was waiting outside for Xue Ying. “Dong Bo, Look.”
Xue Ying looked up. Before he realized, a huge, blood-colored scroll had already appeared in mid-air. It was unfolding little by little, the revealed parts showing various names from the the top to the very bottom.
“Number one thousand, Luster Horn Star Field, Yan Feng.”
Name after name was revealed on the scroll. The ranking and starfield of each individual was written in rather small text, while the name was much larger!
The Deities of the Xia Clan, including Xue Ying and Jing Qiu, were all nervously watching the scroll. Xue Ying himself had to be on the current rankings, or his journey on the Myriad Flower Feast would be over!
“Hahaha, father, father, that’s your name.” A clear joyous voice could be heard coming from an abode a few tens of meters away. Seeing how all of the Deity stage experts attending the Myriad Flower Feast were all arranged in that general area, the distance between the lodgings would be at least a few tens of meters, and at most a million meters. This could be the case since an ordinary abode was only a few meters in area.
Voices sound out from all places.
As more rankings were announced, the ones who saw themselves taking a spot were all in a state of extreme joy.
Faint voices could be heard coming from the distant abodes, yet the small region where Xue Ying resided, in other words, the area resided by the Mountain Wu Starfield’s experts, was dead silent. Three hundred names had already been announced, yet not even one of them belonged to any expert from the Mountain Wu Starfield.
“All of you, make your way here,” the voice of Patrolman Guan resonated.
“Patrolman Guan has asked us to go over, so let’s not tarry,” Xue Ying said, doing his best to control his emotions. At the same time, he inwardly broke into laughter; he, a grade one True Meaning Transcendent, was actually nervous because of this public ranking.
“Dong Bo’s strength is incredible, so he’s surely ranked at the very top.”
“As I see it, his rank must be in the topmost one hundred.”
The Xia Clan Deities chatted amongst themselves as they walked out. As they made their way along, all of them were looking up at the slowly unfolding scroll high in the air, watching out for any newly appeared name.
The abode where Patrolman Guan resided was naturally luxurious. At his behest, even the stage two World Deity Madam Sang, General Tu, as well as a few other World Deities had come over. In addition, there were many experts that had rushed over from various locations.
Despite Mountain Wu Starfield having sixteen peak Deities as participants, only eight of them were still alive after experiencing the ranking battle.
Of course, whether or not those who died had cultivated avatar techniques was unknown! In any case, of those who had rushed over to the battle, only only eight were still currently present.
“Brother Dong Bo.”
Brother Dong Bo.”
“Your highness Seventh Mei Yu.”
Everyone hurried over to offer each other simple greetings, before turning back to to look up towards the scroll.
The a half-masked man with red hair, who was exuding extremely heavy killing intent, was holding onto the handle of his blade, occupied with staring rigidly at each name that appeared on the unfurling scroll. Not there; it was not there! It still did not appear!
“How can there still be nothing?” Patrolman Guan frowned.
“They’ve already announced six hundred names,” General Tu stated. Both of them had been very confident in regards to the Mountain Wu Starfield, since their current forces were made up of two sufficiently strong existences—Seventh Mei Yu, and Dong Bo! Both of them had easily killed the Fierce Shaman Warrior. In their minds, breaking into the top hundred to enter the Bloodshed God Palace Battle was not certain, but to get some ranks in the first thousand should be no big deal.
However, as the rankings moved forward, everyone’s anxiety also increased. The further ranks were much harder to obtain!
“The eighth hundredth name!”
“The nine hundredth name!”
Time seemed to pass at snail’s pace. With nine hundred names having been announced, and the top hundred rankers now being announced, the names on the slowly unfolding scroll increased in size by a notch! The characters were larger and more eye-grabbing.
“There shouldn’t be any problem with your highness’ ranking.” Even Madam Sang felt somewhat nervous. She was very confident in her highness, and even Prefecture Master Mo Xue himself had come over to watch the battle. As she saw it, the Prefecture Master was likely already aware of the final rankings. But, seeing how he had not come over to inform them, she would not dare inquire him of her own accord.
I’ve got to get in. I absolutely must get in! Hidden by the half mask, the eyes of the red-haired man overflowed with killing intent as he silently spoke to himself.
This was a chance to soar into the sky!
If one’s name was found amongst the top thousand, they could even lose further in the battle and still find it easy to join a powerful organization. Even entering the Bloodshed God Palace and obtaining ranking title would be very easy, perhaps even on a rather high ranked position! Usually, passing the Starfield Preliminaries was enough for one to obtain a ranked position. After all, in ten million years… a starfield would only produce ten or so such people, so it was only normal for them to be qualified for such positions.
The ninetieth rank.
The eightieth rank.
The names were now being revealed much slowe, and each time another showed up, it lead to loud cheers from some distant abode.
The seventieth rank.
Sixtieth… fiftieth… fortieth… thirtieth… twentieth…
“How can this be possible. It’s surely somewhere in there.” The stage two World Deity, Madam Sang, frowned. Traces of anxiety were clearly visible in her eyes.
The handsome youth garbed in white clothing, Seventh Mei Yu, looked up serenely while showing a faint frown. It seemed as if a trace of worry plagued her also.
They’ve reached the first twenty names. Anxiety started affecting Jing Qiu’s thoughts as well. She watched attentively each new name as it appeared. Where’s Xue Ying? He can’t not have ranked amongst the top thousand..
“Next ranked is… Next ranked is…”
The Xia Clan’s Purple Thunder Emperor, Emperor Yun Hai, the Dragon Mountain Emperor and all the others looked on with nervous expressions.
None of them were able to hide their anxiety.
Even Patrolman Guan and General Tu were now in the same boat. As the rankings went higher, their hopes were also becoming more and more uncertain. Patrolman Guan shook his head. “There’s no way. We have both His Highness, Seventh Mei Yu, and Xue Ying, so there’s no way we did not take any place in the rankings. I wouldn’t dare ask that they all enter, but at least one of them should have.” Nine hundred and eighty five had now already appeared, yet not one of them belonged to the Mountain Wu Starfield.
The twelfth name appeared, and then the eleventh.
And finally the tenth name!
“Tenth—Multi-Crane from the Three Spring Star Field.” This name was clearly much bigger than those from before, with a single character practically taking up an entire row in the scroll.”
“Ha ha, Master Multi-Crane, you are truly formidable.”
Celebratory voices could soon be faintly heard coming from afar.
However, silence reigned over the entire courtyard of Patrolman Guan’s abode. Everyone present stared closely at the scroll, taking in every single detail. The scroll slowly unfolded, and a new row was revealed.
“Ninth ranked—Mountain Wu Starfield’s Seventh Mei Yu.”
For a split second, everyone in the courtyard assigned to the Mountain Wu Starfield was stunned.
“Hahaha…” Patrolman Guan finally let out a loud laugh. “He’s from my Mountain Wu Starfield, hahaha…”
“Congratulations, your majesty.” Madam Sang was first to talk.
The white-clothed Seventh Mei Yu looked up, loosened her brows, and softly said, “The experts of the Calm Sea Prefecture truly are numerous like the clouds.”
“Your majesty is unfathomable. Number ninth…you are ranked in the top ten.”
“With your majesty’s strength, it’s guaranteed that the next stages will also be a breeze. There’s no way you won’t get to participate in the Bloodshed God Palace Battle.”
The surrounding people, including even the World Deities, all approached with words of congratulations.
Their compliments truly came from their hearts. Someone ranked eightieth or ninetieth in the ranking battle might not necessarily get a place in the top hundred after the remaining arena battle and survival battle. But for someone placed in the ninth spot, there was essentially no chance that they would not rank in the top hundred, even after two more rounds of selection. In other words, their passage onto the Bloodshed God Palace to attend the final battle there was assured.
The area controlled by Mountain Wu Starfield was booming with tumultuous cheers.
Yet amidst the uproar, the ancestor Deities of the Xia Clan were unable to hide their anxiety.
“How is he still not there. He should have appeared already!”
One after the other, they parsed the scroll again and again.
Alongside the celebration of Seventh Mei Yu’s accomplishment, the rankings displayed had unknowingly already reached the fifth name, and then the fourth.
“Third ranked—Hole Horizon Starfield’s Jiu She.” This time around, the characters were even larger than before, and even suffused with rays of light.
Every living being in the Calm Sea Prefecture Capital seemed to focus on the scroll, all of them memorizing said name. To have taken third place in the ranking battle…just how exceptional would they have to be?
“Second ranked—Temple Comb Starfield’s Zui Gu Ke.” This name was a size larger, and it released dazzling rays of light in every direction.
The entire Calm Sea Prefecture turned completely still. Everyone was watching and waiting…waiting for for the final name to appear!
This one has to be me, the red-haired man tightly gripped the handle of his blade with one hand as he silently spoke in his heart.
“The last one.”
Yu Jing Qiu, as well as the Xia Clan Elders, all nervously raised their heads in expectancy.
Even Xue Ying himself was somewhat jittery as he looked up to see the final name…
“First ranked—” The final ranking was releasing a golden light of exquisite grandeur as it was slowly revealed, letter by letter…