War Sovereign Soaring The Heavens - Chapter 2846
Chapter 2846: The Bet Goes On!
He Shan, the Old Ancestor of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect, had said such words earlier to mislead the people from the Supporting Sun Celestial Sect and the Thousand Leaves Celestial Sect into thinking he was feeling guilty and frightened. His words would not affect the outcome as long as Duan Ling Tian followed the agreed-upon script and refused to refine the Overarching Heaven Pill in public without a prize. He was confused when he saw Duan Ling Tian veering off the plan and agreeing with Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng, the Sect Leaders of the Supporting Sun Celestial Sect and the Thousand Leaves Celestial Sect.
‘What’s Master Duan doing?’ Situ Ming, Yang Chong, and Yu Zhong Jing were perplexed.
On the other hand, everyone, including Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng who had just met Duan Ling Tian, felt Duan Ling Tian was really shameless.
Before Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng arrived, they had already heard about Duan Ling Tian. Now that they arrived, they confirmed with their Divine Consciousness that he was truly not even 100 years old. With this, they were completely convinced that Duan Ling Tian was not a prominent Celestial Alchemist, let alone one who could refine Overarching Heaven Pills. When Duan Ling Tian agreed with them, they were completely certain the people from the Tai Yi Celestial Sect were afraid of being exposed and had regretted their earlier actions.
Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng had said those words earlier to He Shan only to test the people from the Tai Yi Celestial Sect. They would not just take their subordinates’ words as it was. They had to personally confirm it as well. After all, they were afraid of ‘going out for wool only to come home shorn’. Their most precious Celestial Method and Divine Ability were at stake so it would pay to be cautious.
Now that Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng were certain the Tai Yi Celestial Sect was guilty, they, naturally, grew anxious when it seemed like the people from the Tai Yi Celestial had no intention of going through with the bet. After all, one Duke Grade Celestial Method and two Duke Grade Divine Abilities were at stake. They quickly transmitted their voices to their respective subordinates, urging them to find a way to make the Tai Yi Celestial Sect continue with the bet.
Due to Duan Ling Tian’s shamelessness, Guan Qi Fei and Tan Zheng Ye were in a conundrum. They racked their brains, finding a way to ensure Duan Ling Tian would continue with the bet.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian spoke up again. “Well, it’s fine if you refuse to bet. I will refine the Overarching Heaven Pill for everyone to see. However, my words from before still stand. I’ll only refine it when you gather the representatives from all the top sects in the Six Southeastern Regions. In any case, since you have no intention of betting, you can all get lost!”
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused an uproar among the crowd.
“I thought he has already admitted defeat… However, it seems like he has no intention of backing down?!”
“I really don’t see the purpose of him stalling for time… He won’t be able to refine Overarching Heaven Pills anyway.”
“Perhaps, he thinks stalling for time can delay the ruin of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect’s reputation.”
The crowd waited excitedly for the Supporting Sun Celestial Sect and Thousand Leaves Celestial Sect’s response to Duan Ling Tian’s words. Were they going to give up and gather the representatives from the top sects in the Six Southeastern Regions? It was a tall order to gather representatives from all of the top sects in the Six Southeastern Regions before the Alchemy Conference. After all, there might be some sects that had not arrived in Alchemy City or the Barren Land.
Meanwhile, upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, He Shan, Situ Ming, and others finally sighed in relief. For a moment, they were worried about losing this golden opportunity.
Lian Cheng Yi narrowed his eyes as he looked at He Shan and said, “Senior He Shan, your Tai Yi Celestial Sect’s… Master Duan… seems insistent on making a bet with us.”
He Shan, back in his acting mode, glanced at Duan Ling Tian who was standing at his right and sighed before he said, “Master Duan… Let’s forget about this…” A hint of helplessness could be heard in his voice when he spoke.
Upon seeing He Shan’s reaction, everyone was convinced He Shan was telling Duan Ling Tian it was futile to continue putting on a tough front and it was better to confess that they had broken the rule. It was clear to everyone that He Shan did not want to continue with the bet.
“Old Ancestor!” Duan Ling Tian cried out as he looked at He Shan with a grave expression on his face. After that, he did not speak again. However, his expression changed a few times.
This made everyone think Duan Ling Tian was conversing with He Shan through Voice Transmission.
Indeed. Duan Ling Tian was conversing with He Shan through Voice Transmission at this moment.
For a moment, He Shan’s expression turned seemingly grim. His eyes inadvertently landed on Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng. Then, his attitude seemed to have made a 180-degree turn as he said, “Sect Leaders, I support Master Duan… Either accept the bet or return to your residences. When the Alchemy Conference begins, Master Duan will naturally clear the name of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect in front of the top sects of the Six Southeastern Regions!”
He Shan’s change caused everyone to feel baffled. It was too sudden and drastic!
Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng were certain He Shan’s 180-degree change was due to He Shan and Duan Ling Tian’s recent secret conversation. It was not difficult to guess the general gist of their conversation. They were convinced Duan Ling Tian had implored He Shan to help him turn down the bet. He Shan’s words were only to confuse them and call their bluffs.
“Senior He Shan, since you want to bet… I’ll respect you and give in to your wish. The Supporting Sun Celestial Sect accepts the Tai Yi Celestial Sect’s bet!” Lian Cheng Yi said loudly. Then, he looked at the Duan Ling Tian with a gaze similar to that of a cat toying with a mouse.
“The Thousand Leaves Celestial Sect accepts the bet as well!” Xiao Teng chimed in as soon as Lian Cheng Yi finished speaking.
With these words, the crowd broke into an uproar again.
“They accepted the bet?”
“Finally! This has dragged on for too long. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time!”
“That Master Duan is going to be exposed! How dare that kid who’s still wet behind the ears claims to be a prominent Celestial Alchemist who can refine the Overarching Heaven Pill?”
The crowd had no intention of leaving. All of them were eagerly waiting to watch a show. Earlier, the three sects were dilly-dallying for such a long time that they were not sure if the bet would go through. However, with the two sect leaders’ words, the show they were eagerly anticipating was finally about to begin.
At this moment, Guan Qi Fei looked at Duan Ling Tian and sneered. “Brat, did you hear what Sect Leader Lian and Sect Leader Xiao said? The Supporting Sun Celestial Sect and the Thousand Leaves Celestial Sect accept the bet! No more excuses. You can start refining the Overarching Heaven Pill now. I want to see how brat who’s not even 100 years old is going to refine an Overarching Heaven Pill!”
The others remained silent. However, all of them were looking at Duan Ling Tian intently.
Duan Ling Tian, who had become the center of attention, grinned triumphantly and said, “Since the Supporting Sun Celestial Sect and Thousand Leaves Celestial Sect are eager to give their Duke Grade Celestial Method and Divine Ability to the Tai Yi Celestial Sect, we, naturally, will not refuse.”
Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng had noticed Duan Ling Tian’s triumphant smile and confident words. They were taken aback as a vaguely ominous feeling rose in their hearts. Was it possible for a kid who was not even 100 years old to refine the prominent Celestial Pill, the Overarching Heaven Pill?
At this time, Guan Qi Fei sneered and said, “Brat, you’re still talking glibly at such a moment? Stop wasting time and refine the Overarching Heaven Pill now!”
Upon hearing Guan Qi Fei’s words, Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng calmed down again. That was right. The other party was not even 100 years old. How could he be a prominent Celestial Alchemist, let alone refine Overarching Heaven Pills?
Duan Ling Tian ignored Guan Qi Fei. He raised his hand, drawing out a gray flame. The gray flame was the third form of the Chaos Divine Flame.
At the same time, a cauldron appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s other hand before it swiftly flew in front of Duan Ling Tian and hovered in midair there.
Upon seeing this, many people began to discuss heatedly among themselves.
“It’s a prominent Celestial Fire!”
“It’s a prominent Celestial Pill Cauldron!”
“He… He actually possesses a prominent Celestial Fire?”
One of the primitive Celestial Alchemists who had followed Guan Qi Fei here said enviously and spitefully, “He’s not even 100 years old but he managed to obtain a prominent Celestial Fire! He’s extremely lucky. I spent 10,000 years searching for Celestial Fire, but I only came across a primitive Celestial Fire.”
Guan Qi Fei scoffed. “So what if he possesses a prominent Celestial Fire? It only shows that he’s lucky. He’s definitely not skilled enough to heat the prominent Celestial Pill Cauldron in less than ten hours.” Guan Qi Fei gave a cold snort and said.
Duan Ling Tian feigned an expression of surprise as he asked, “How do you know that it takes me more than ten hours to heat up the cauldron?”
“You’re not even 100 years old. With your alchemy skills, it’s impossible for you to be a prominent Celestial Alchemist… Even if you have the best prominent Celestial Fire, it’ll take more than ten hours to heat the prominent Celestial Pill Cauldron,” Guan Qi Fei said disdainfully, “If you have a lower-grade Celestial Fire, it would take even longer!”