The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 238
Chapter 238: Platform
Fang Lin stared at the newcomers warily. Even though he knew that they were of the same sect, he still could not help but feel cautious of them. They were in a different continent after all, with different sets of values.
Aside from that, he was also wondering on what the leader of the Immortal God Sect here in the God Continent will do to them. Will they tell the truth, or did they have something prepared as an excuse?
“Dum, dum, dum.”
Some of the applicants in the hall felt as if they were suffocating. They could not help but kneel at the sudden pressure they felt. Only those with slightly stronger will or constitution were able to remain standing.
“Hmph, at least some of you were standing. This can be considered to be a pass.” An apathetic voice said from the newcomers.
Fang Lin stared at where the voice came from, and he saw that it came from the middle. There, two people were walking side by side. They were emitting an unseen pressure that made the others edge away from them. In fact, Fang Lin could see a 5-meter wide berth being given to these two.
“They must be the Sect Leaders of this branch of the Immortal God Sect….” Fang Lin murmured to himself. He observed the two more closely, trying to sear their appearances on his brain.
The one on the left was thin man wearing a wide-brimmed black hat. He was not wearing the typical robes. What he was wearing was a red suit with matching red pants. He also wore flaming red boots that seemed to be made from scales?
As for the one on the left, it was a robed and hooded woman. The only indication that she was a woman was her long, black hair that reached until her waist. Her loose robes and black hood managed to hide her appearance. But Fang Lin was willing to bet that she’s a beauty just like Xiao Ya.
The people around the two just looked at them reverently. Their walking pace stopped once the two sect leaders managed to reach the middle of the hall.
The whole hall suddenly disappeared, to be replaced by a wide clearing. Fang Lin and Lin Feng looked around them, and what they saw was endless chains of mountain ranges. They could not see any signs of any establishments of buildings.
“Is this the Immortal God Sect in the God Continent? It feels like as if it is not…” Fang Lin thought to himself. The others thought of the same thing as they gave confused looks to the residents of this sect branch.
The exam proctor who was with Fang Lin let out a sigh as he used his amplified voice.
“Due to a partnership program between the two branches, the Immortal Continent Branch decided to send it talents and the current applicants here at the God Continent Branch. This was done to allow the disciples to mingle with the disciples of other branches. After all, the two branches were technically just one sect.”
“Um..” There was one courageous person among the applicants who tried to say something. “What about us applicants? Will we really do our selection trial here?”
“Yes, it will be done here.”
“But where are the Elders from the Immortal Continent Branch? How can we be selected if they are not here?”
“They are busy with some matters. Once they are finished, they will also go here. That is when the selection trial will start.” The proctor said with a finality. His voice sounded as if he will not entertain more questions. “While you applicants were waiting, you can have the chance to see some sparring matches.”
Once he was sure that nobody will give more complaints, the proctor gave a nod to the two sect leaders, who nodded back to him.
The two sect leaders waved their hands, and a platform appeared on the wide clearing. The platform was composed of a circular block around 10 meters in diameter. It was made of sturdy rocks and precious minerals. From the looks of it, its hardness was way beyond ordinary.
Around the circular block were countless chairs. Some of the chairs were placed higher than others as they floated to the sky. Fang Lin’s eyebrows twitched when he realized what this was.
This was clearly a battle platform.
“Ah, so when they meant sparring matches, they meant it as a battle between the talented disciples of the Immortal Continent Branch and the God Continent Branch.” Fang Lin nodded, finding this situation quite acceptable. “Well, this can be a good way to pass time. And this can be also a way to distract my fellow disciples. I am sure some of them were suspicious with their sudden teleportation. A sparring match like this will surely take their suspicions of their minds.”
His guess was right.
He saw Shi Poyun, who he was talking to earlier, looking at the battle platform with eagerness on his eyes. Even Tang Ya who looked forlorn earlier had her body tensed in clear anticipation.
He also saw Long Juo looking at the battle platform with a complicated look. After they returned from the Solstice Kingdom, Fang Lin removed the effects of the Dual Mark, letting her return to her original gender. After that event though, Long Juo avoided Fang Lin like a plague.
Even now, Long Juo hid within the crowd when she felt Fang Lin’s gaze boring on her. Fang Lin shook his head, knowing that he will have a chance to talk to her later.
“Everyone, you should already know what this is.” The proctor said with a relish. “This is a battle platform meant for sparring between the disciples between the two branches!” When the proctor saw only slightly excited looks on their faces, he said something that made them go mad in eagerness.
“Oh, and the champion in the sparring matches will receive massive rewards. And when I meant massive rewards, I meant that the he or she will be able to ask anything they want. Of course it’s just one wish.”
Everyone’s eyes lit up at this prospect. Even Fang Lin, who was originally not interested to join, started to salivate as he imagined what he can do with that wish.
“I should win this, no matter what!”