Immortal and Martial Dual Cultivation - Chapter 2120 Raw 2225 : Not Pretentious[Updated at: 2021-01-14 11:55:10]
Chapter 2120 (Raw 2225): Not Pretentious
An ambitious person? Xiao Chen thought to himself. Then, he looked at the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor and asked, “So, City Lord’s suggestion is?”
“I do not suggest you enter the Heavenly Alliance with core Doyen Suiren Ji’s recommendation. There are too many implications; you will find it hard to leave in the future.”
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor spoke very directly, calmly sharing his opinion.
“I’ll reject it, then.”
Xiao Chen also calmly made his decision, without any hesitation whatsoever.
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor looked at Xiao Chen in shock. He had not expected Xiao Chen to reply so quickly. “It looks like your fortuitous encounter in the past few days gave you a boost in confidence. Very well. I will help you to reject Lord Suiren Ji’s invitation.”
When Xiao Chen was on his way back from the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor’s pavilion, he met Yun Fei and Lei Hao, the disciples of the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor.
These two had not passed the first stage of the test. Yun Fei, who had the best chance, ended up eliminated because of the last-minute change.
In the past few days, they should have been seeking out information about the loser’s arena before deciding whether to participate or not.
“Little Brother Xiao Chen, where did you go in the past few days?” Lei Hao asked enthusiastically when he saw Xiao Chen.
“I just went into closed-door cultivation and only came out today.”
Yun Fei’s expression suddenly changed, revealing incredible shock. Only a long time later did he say, “Congratulations.”
Yun Fei’s congratulations confused Lei Hao. Then, he sensed Xiao Chen’s aura and realized that it was like theirs; Xiao Chen was already a Great Perfection Sovereign Personage. Lei Hao could not help feeling shocked in his heart.
This Xiao Chen before him was only forty-seven years old, and he was already a Great Perfection Sovereign Personage.
Even so, Lei Hao performed a cupped-fist salute and said, “Congratulations. No wonder Little Brother Xiao Chen was missing for the past few days. When comparing with Little Brother Xiao Chen, the two of us feel embarrassed.”
“Many thanks. Did you two decide to join the loser’s arena?” Xiao Chen asked.
On hearing that, Lei Hao and Yun Fei sighed, appearing dejected.
Lei Hao said, “I have given up and exchanged my Faux God Spirit Jades for resources already. Yun Fei decided to continue.”
Yun Fei said seriously, “The loser’s arena will be a ten-thousand-person battle royal. Ten thousand people engaged in intense killing until one is left. Then, that person will continue to participate in the next ten-thousand-person battle royal. This repeats until they arrive at the final ten.”
Xiao Chen was shocked to hear that. The difficulty was simply too horrifying. Calling this hellish was no exaggeration.
“What are the rules for the winner’s group, then?”
Finding the question strange, Lei Hao asked, “Little Brother Xiao Chen, didn’t a core Doyen take a fancy to you? Why are you worried about that?”
“I just spoke with the City Lord and decided to reject it.”
This greatly startled both Lei Hao and Yun Fei. They never expected Xiao Chen to reject a core Doyen’s invitation.
This was simply inconceivable. Xiao Chen actually rejected something that others did not even dare to dream of.
Countless people’s hearts would shatter after learning of this.
To think that Xiao Chen wasted such a great opportunity.
“Little Brother Xiao Chen, you have to consider this carefully. The test for the winner’s group is a battle royal with one hundred people. Only one person can emerge victorious. The final one hundred people will gain the qualifications to enter the Heavenly Alliance. Actually, the difficulty is not much lesser than in the loser’s arena,” Lei Hao advised sincerely. “The strength of those in the winner’s group is much higher than those in the loser’s group .”
While it looked like there were only one hundred people in the winner’s battles royal, these hundred people were all powerful Sovereign Personages who emerged from the intense killing in the first stage.
With Xiao Chen’s strength, his chances of standing out were still very slim, even if he was now a Great Perfection Sovereign Personage.
Yun Fei interrupted, “Lei Hao, stop dissuading him. If we can figure this out, Little Brother Xiao Chen can as well. Since he decided to refuse, he already has the determination to face this. Furthermore, I believe Little Brother Xiao Chen is not someone to decide this lightly.”
Xiao Chen thought to himself, Actually, I did arrive at this decision rather easily. There was no hesitation or conflict in my heart.
The merits and drawbacks involved made it easy for Xiao Chen to decide.
Since Suiren Ji was an ambitious person, he had to have a reason for inviting Xiao Chen.
Clearly, Xiao Chen could not accept that.
It was better to rely on oneself than on others. The best method was still to depend on himself to enter the Heavenly Alliance.
Two days later, Xiao Chen’s group followed the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor to the Starry Heavens Dao Platform once more.
When Xiao Chen appeared, he immediately attracted the attention of countless people. The Sovereign Emperors on the thrones above could not help casting their gazes on him.
They had all heard that this youth rejected a core Doyen’s invitation.
After receiving that news, everyone showed an incredulous expression. They could not imagine what kind of person would make such a rash decision.
Such a person was either a fool or overconfident.
“Quick, look! Xiao Chen appears very calm, not showing any change in emotion.”
“This fellow is really ruthless. He wasted his one chance. If only it were me.”
“Humph. To think that he rejected the invitation of a core Doyen. Could it be that he feels confident of clearing the stage for the winner’s group?”
“What poor conduct! That lord will definitely be furious after coming to know.”
“Indeed. If it were me, I would be angry. A Faux God lowered himself and issued an invitation. To think that he rejected it.”
A commotion broke out in the surroundings. No one understood Xiao Chen’s decision.
To give the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor face, the many Sovereign Emperors did not discuss it much.
However, the one who was the happiest was definitely Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge.
“Hahaha! Little Brother Peach Blossom is here,” Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge said warmly as he directly descended from above and arrived before Xiao Chen and the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor.
This warmth was sincere, coming from his heart and not hypocritical at all. After he learned that the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor had requested Shangguan Yun to reject the invitation, he felt overjoyed after the shock.
Given this, Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge felt that his Nangong Feng would be the only one entering the Heavenly Alliance from the entire Desolate City test zone.
“This Little Brother Xiao Chen truly awed this old man. You are courageous. Youths should have the sharpness and drive of youths. This old man might not be as decisive as you are at your age.” Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge smiled happily as he shifted his gaze and looked at Xiao Chen.
“Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge, you are too polite,” Xiao Chen said calmly.
“Hahahaha! I am not being polite. Everything I said is sincere. Youths like you are getting rarer. You want to pass the test using your own strength; who could underestimate such pride? Let me put my money where my words are; if you can enter the Heavenly Alliance, this old man will reward you with thirty million Primeval Heavenly Pills.”
Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge guffawed, feeling extremely happy. However, he smiled coldly in his heart. It would be strange if you can pass the test.
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor said with some mockery, “Brother Xing Ge is really generous. Since you admire my follower, why don’t you reward him now? I can see that you are laughing really happily.”
Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge protested with some embarrassment, “It is pointless to do that now. If Little Brother Xiao Chen ends up losing his drive, I would be causing trouble instead of helping. It would no longer be an incentive.”
Xiao Chen said sincerely, “Many thanks for Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge’s concern. Actually, you could give me thirty million Primeval Heavenly Pills now, and after I pass, Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge could give me another seventy million Primeval Heavenly Pills. That would be a better incentive. This junior will thank Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge in advance.”
Smiling, Lord Shangguan said from his throne, “It is rare that Xing Ge shows such concern. It is settled, then. Suppose Little Friend Xiao Chen can rely on his own strength to enter the Heavenly Alliance and gain glory for my Desolate City. In that case, I will reward him with another twenty million Primeval Heavenly Pills.”
The other Sovereign Emperors immediately agreed; all of them praised Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge and Shangguan Yun’s generosity and enthusiasm.
While many agreed, no one would foolishly take out Primeval Heavenly Pills to motivate Xiao Chen.
Primeval Heavenly Pills were nothing much to Sovereign Emperors. However, when the numbers ramped up to thirty million, it still induced heartache.
Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge felt stunned. This had become big; he had dug a hole for himself and jumped into it, burying himself.
Initially, Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge had been overly excited and casually made some empty promises. Unexpectedly, he got tricked by Xiao Chen.
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor smiled and said, “Brother Xing Ge, everyone is watching you.”
“Haha! Little Friend Xiao Chen, you have to do your best. My Primeval Heavenly Pills are not easy to obtain. Don’t embarrass our Desolate City test zone.”
Beneath the eyes of the group of Sovereign Emperors, Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge gritted his teeth as he took out a storage ring and rudely tossed it to Xiao Chen.
Sovereign Emperor Xing Ge’s smile did not change. Nevertheless, he felt like a fool, as upset as he could be.
However, Xiao Chen could not be bothered with all this, treating the situation lightly.
Before the winner’s battles started, Xiao Chen gained thirty million Primeval Heavenly Pills without doing anything. What else could be happier than this?