Chapter 911: Preliminary Ranking
“Unity realm? Don’t spout nonsense. I’ve seen many Star Conventions held in the Blade Emperor City, and the teachers of the convention would all be Primal Chaos giants. When was it that someone at the Unity realm could become a teacher of the convention? You should know that all the participants are at the Unity realm–talented ones too! Letting someone at the Unity realm be their teacher?”
“Right, right, I’ve never heard of it before too.”
“That restaurant of mine has a frequent customer who is a disciple of the Blade Emperor City. It is he who told me about someone called Dong Bo Xue Ying from the Great Void Heaven Temple who will be taking the responsibility as a teacher of the convention this time. He is merely at the Unity realm.”
“Dong Bo Xue Ying from the Great Void Heaven Temple?”
Cultivators at different locations began gossiping.
After all, these were ordinary cultivators. Their sources of information were inferior. They would only hear of experts who had cultivated long enough and were famous enough. Cultivators like Xue Ying who rose too quickly were entirely unheard of amongst these lower-runged cultivators. Only those who had good friends that were disciples of the Blade Emperor City would get to know of this news.
As they gossiped, one spread to ten. Ten spread to 100. Gradually, everyone knew of it.
“It is said that this Elder Dong Bo is the strongest Unity realm across the six great holy grounds in this generation. So he is still qualified to be a teacher of the convention.”
“The strongest Unity realm in the six great holy grounds? So what! Most teachers of the convention are Primal Chaos giants. According to what I know, most Primal Chaos experts can’t even take on the role as a teacher of the convention–it must be those who were strong enough could they be qualified to take on the responsibility! He as a Unity realm expert is taking the responsibility? Isn’t that a joke? Can his foresight match up to the other four teachers?”
“It is indeed weaker by a bit.”
“Why are we talking about these useless things?”
These ordinary cultivators were gossiping amongst each other. If they said that they revered Primal Chaos giants quite a lot, then to someone at the Unity realm, they did not have any admiration at all since they were quite commonly seen. These ordinary cultivators did not find it convincing for someone at the Unity realm to take on the responsibility as a teacher of the convention.
The ‘preliminary selection’ of the Star Convention would be starting soon.
Xue Ying and the others were seated high above. There were good food and good wine. As for the 16,000 talented cultivators below, they were lining up in an orderly manner. All of them would be entering the Star Pagoda in succession.
The Star Pagoda would control the time flow to allow the battles to proceed more quickly. But even if it was accelerated at a hundred times the regular time flow, only a few thousand had attempted the Star Pagoda within a day. After all, the cultivators would be thinking of ways to kill as many Destruction Devils as possible so that they would rank higher after by performing better in the Star Pagoda.
“1st, Fire Horn Ku Mu”
“2nd, Ka Sen.”
Many names started appearing in the void next to the Star Pagoda. The list was continuously being added with names, and the ranking was continually changing. Clearly, the treasure spirit of the Star Pagoda was ranking the cultivators and refreshing the list after every new cultivator entered. The rankings were entirely public! Firstly, it was for fairness. Secondly, it would stimulate those talented cultivators. Thirdly, those who were ranked behind would understand how much worse off they were! Ultimately, these cultivators who were qualified were all talented people. In the past, they had seen few cultivators with similar or better talent and were thus proud of themselves. This time participating in the Star Convention was definitely an excellent stimulation for them.
Five days later.
The Star Pagoda preliminary selection of the Star Convention had finally ended! The list of ranking was fixed.
‘Mn?’ Xue Ying looked up at the densely written register located high above the sky beside the Star Pagoda, ‘Of the three brats I’ve seen previously, hmm, that son of Monarch Xing Huo seems quite ordinary.’
That person called ‘Fu Jun’ ranked relatively high–he was 126th! But he lacked the fortune to enter the top 100. Otherwise, he would have directly passed the selection without having to be selected by the teachers of the convention.
Ni Yan, ranked 1,932.
Xing Huo Xun Yi, ranked 3,613.
‘He is ranked beyond 3,000?’ Xue Ying shook his head inwardly. That time, of the three Unity realm brats he met, he was the most interested in Young Master Xing Huo, though this ranking of his was too ordinary, ‘He is ranked so low, yet only 200 can be chosen for the preliminary selection. The possibility of him getting through the selection is negligible.’
There would be 100 cultivators chosen from the Star Pagoda, and the five teachers of the convention would select another 100. Only a total of 200 would pass through the first round of selections.
‘3,613th?’ Monarch Xing Huo who came this time to observe the convention frowned. He sighed inwardly. This ranking was truly low! One had to know that the disciples who participated in the convention were not disciples from the holy grounds. They were all loose cultivators from everywhere, and there were few with a huge background. This son of his had excellent cultivation conditions and resources, yet he had merely gotten this rank.
As a result, being the son of Monarch Xing Huo would instead lower his evaluation by the teachers of the convention.
The Star Pagoda selection had ended.
Many ordinary cultivators who came to watch the battle left in large amounts. After all, the selection by the teachers of the convention would take 1,000 years, and cultivating required 10,000 years. In other words, the next public matches would happen 11,000 years later from now.
Many figures on the high platform began standing and leaving the vicinity.
Heart Imitation Religious Master took the initiative to speak to the five teachers, “The Star Pagoda selection has ended. We have the preliminary ranking out. In a while, the combat recordings of those cultivators would be sent to you. All of you should consider well who you should choose since your decision would determine the fate of these talents.”
“Heart Imitation Religious Master, please be rest assured. All of us will definitely choose those with great potential.” General Heaven Light said.
“Elder Dong Bo, do remember not to disgrace the reputation of Great Void Heaven Temple.” Five Luster Serpent Ancestor coldly said. Five Luster Serpent Ancestor was covered in a black robe, and the aura he emitted was icy and sinister. Even his voice was biting cold.
General Hatchet Palace Master was startled momentarily. Even Violet Slaughter Island Master was quite shocked. That was kind of excessive.
Xue Ying’s expression had a slight change. Honestly speaking, he initially had a favorable impression of Five Luster Serpent Ancestor because the other party was a member of the Void God Palace, and the Void Primogenitor was his own grand teacher! It was okay if General Heaven Light was not kind to him, but Five Luster Serpent Ancestor had to say such ugly words to him when the other Primal Chaos giants were present!
If he disclosed his identity as a Voidwalker, the attitude of Five Luster Serpent Ancestor might change.
But because his teacher ‘Gu Qi’ was being pursued after by the Sacred Master, Xue Ying would not deliberately publicize his identity as a Voidwalker.
“There’s no need for Five Luster Serpent Ancestor to trouble over my matters.” Xue Ying answered, “Since the Cosmos Gods have chosen me, they would naturally have their reasons of doing so.”
“Hmph.” Five Luster Serpent Ancestor snorted before leaving.
Actually, the reputation of Five Luster Serpent Ancestor was quite good outside–he was considered someone who ‘hated the evil’. And was someone quite cold. But being a void creature, he was naturally used to the hierarchy of strong and weak. In his opinion, the Unity realm Xue Ying was not on the same level as they at the Primal Chaos realm. He naturally did not like him and was too lazy to even be polite to Xue Ying.
“Since the Cosmos Gods have chosen you, you should not disappoint them.” General Heaven Light gave Xue Ying a smile that did not seem like one. He then left the place as well.
Xue Ying did not say much.
Suddenly, a hand landed on his shoulder. This jolted Xue Ying. He hurriedly turned around, only to see the thin and white hand of General Hatchet Palace Master. Even though he had two fangs revealed outside his mouth, he gave off the feeling that his body was weak. He chuckled, “Cultivators have all sorts of temperament. Don’t mind them too much.”
“General Hatchet Palace Master.” Xue Ying immediately bowed. This was not the first time he met with General Hatchet Palace Master. The other party was someone on the same level as Black Emperor and Primal Chaos Hall Master.
“Dong Bo brat, I am on your side too.” An absolutely stunning violet-robed ‘Violet Slaughter Island Master’ giggled. Her voice was enchanting, “I do not like that Heaven Light too. In the future when you become stronger than him, you must teach him a good lesson and help me vent my anger too.”
Heart Imitation Religious Master was still present by the side. He felt awkward after hearing it since General Heaven Light was ultimately part of their Blade Emperor City.
“Everyone, let us return.” Heart Imitation Religious Master chuckled. He also smiled kindly at Xue Ying.