Chapter 166: The Final Trial (1)
On the floating platform, all the trial cultivators were now looking at the astonishing beautiful features of the Fragrance Herald Shen Yufeng who was the leader of the Heavenly Fragrance Heralds. Although she was beautiful and was smiling warmly but most of the cultivators had an ugly look on their countenances.
Even Lu Qingyun was muttering almost incoherently, “Even though she had the face of an angel but she is like the devil. If her heart is as innocent as her smiles then it will be such a good thing.”
If Shen Yufeng could hear him, she would surely give him two tight slaps for the compliments and even kicked him down the floating platform.
But Lu Qingyun was not the only one that was muttering behind her back.
The first four trials had drove most of the trial cultivators to the brink of breaking down and they could not imagine what the fifth trial would be.
Shen Yufeng smiled, “Maybe I should announce something that will be a morale booster for all of you first. Those who are able to pass the fifth trial shall receive a Divine Profound Pill as an additional reward.”
All of a sudden all the cultivators were startled and were now looking at Shen Yufeng excitingly.
Even Yue Lingling had looked up to the sky and there was a glimmer in her eyes.
Lu Qingyun was also startled. He already had a Divine Profound Pill, the result of his winning reward from the Heavens Ridge Villa’s core protégés tournament. However he was saving it for his secret sixth rank alchemy recipe. If he could obtain one more Divine Profound Pill, there may be a chance that he may be able to breakthrough to the fifth realm golden celestial level.
He was not the only one that was thinking about the same thing.
Most of the cultivators that had made through the trials to this point were fourth realm cultivators. Without any lucky occurrences or cultivation resources, their potentials may be doomed at the fourth cultivation realm.
If fourth realm cultivators were already very rare, the fifth ream cultivators were even rarer. For every 10 fourth realm cultivators, there may be only just one cultivator that could overcome this heaven-defying barrier to become a half-immortal.
It was the wildest dream of all the cultivators to attain the holy grail of the celestial cultivators to become a golden celestial. A golden celestial was truly a half-immortal. They no longer had any need for food and water, had insane regeneration abilities that could regenerate even the organs, had extremely long lives and even their cultivation strength was much superior to any cultivators that were below the fourth realm.
Lu Qingyun was thinking, “If I can be a golden celestial then I can be with Keqin forever…”
Even Qian Jingjing and Ling Xiu were moved.
Qian Jingjing was a peaked fourth realm cultivator and had long attained the upper fourth realm level. She badly needed a breakthrough in order to overcome this impasse. Although the Spirit Sword Manor did have a few Divine Profound Pills but it was mostly reserved for Grandmaster Gao Yishu’s relations.
Even though she was a core protégé but she had no relations with Grandmaster Gao Yishu. Her senior brother Gao Peng had actually entered the tournament with her but he was quickly eliminated during the first trial. Gao Peng had expressed his interest in her on a few occasions but Qian Jingjing simply did not like him because he only sees her as a trophy to be conquered.
As for Ling Xiu, she knew that the resources of the Flying Armament Sect were limited. She wanted to obtain this Divine Profound Pill not for herself but for her brother Ling Chong who had been eliminated earlier. It was because her brother was her only close family and without the Divine Profound Pill, he would not be compatible with Qiuxiang Huan.
Qiuxiang Huan was already a fifth realm golden celestial and had hidden her cultivation realm. She was her mother consort’s secret card against her political enemies. The celestial resources of the Clear Sky Pavilion were actually quite deep. Not long ago, the Clear Sky Pavilion even had two sixth realm golden supremacies.
However, both Qiuxiang Huan and her mother consort Qiuxiang Mei were still unable to advance to the sixth realm level. In order to do so, they had to consume even more celestial resources such as the Divine Profound Pill.
Therefore Qiuxiang Huan’s eyes began to beam brightly.
Even Shangguan Furong was secretly moved.
Yue Lingling’s interest was aroused as well. Although she had divine pills that could aid cultivators to become a fourth realm experts quickly but that was the limit of her divine pills. Moreover she did not have many to begin with.
She was more concerned with obtaining a powerful divine pill that could at least recover some of her desolate strength. She had an uneasy feeling that the Three-Destinies Old Man that she had fought a while ago was in this vicinity and was watching her.
Her performance during the trials was simply too outstanding and it was too hard to be missed. She actually did not want to be so outstanding but her opponents were simply too weak!
Yu Tianjian, Gongsun Ya and many of the fourth realm cultivators were all moved!
Half of the cultivators presented were actually third realm experts. They were naturally moved because with this Divine Profound Pill, there was a bigger chance that they would be able to reach the fourth realm level.
To them, the fourth realm level was like a huge mountain to overcome and they were eager to attain to this level as quickly as possible before they become old or their potentials were wasted. The fourth realm level was the energy level and cultivators that were at this level would be able to control their profound auras and strength more effectively.
But to many of the third realm cultivators, the fourth realm level also means that they would no longer age and that was the most tempting factor. As long as they could no longer age, they could maintain the vitality of their youth and strength.
But this fourth realm level was not easy to attain at all because the cultivator had to cultivate their energy meridians first and it was not easy at all. Only one out of every one hundred third realm cultivators could advance into the fourth realm level. That was how difficult it was.
Although third realm cultivators were the true cultivators but the truth was, third realm cultivators were actually quite common but not as common as the first and second realm cultivators which were a thousand times more common.
While everyone was in high spirits due to Shen Yufeng’s announcement, Lu Qingyun’s countenance had suddenly become dark.
It was not lost on Qian Jingjing and Ling Xiu who had been secretly looking at him from time to time.
Ling Xiu whispered gently, “What is wrong Brother Qingyun?”
Lu Qingyun was smiling weakly, “Even though the Heavenly Fragrance Villa is a first tier celestial clan but will they really give out so many Divine Profound Pills to the other celestial clans? Either the fifth trial is going to be extremely hard or Fragrance Herald Shen is actually quite generous at heart.”
When he had said that, even Ling Xiu and Qian Jingjing had turned ashen all of a sudden.
Shen Yufeng had waited a while for her announcement to be sink in before she smiled again, “Now for the fifth and final trial. It is going to be the most easiest and most interesting trial that you will ever partake. This, I can surely promise you that.”
She was smiling so beautifully that most of the cultivators could only feel fear and their goose pimples had suddenly appeared.
Lu Qingyun could not help shaking his head as he muttered weakly, “She is really so humorous…”
At the same time he was wondering what Qin Keqin would have thought of his excellent performances. Even if he did not pass the fifth trial, he really did not mind at all. It was because he had already gone further than the majority of his competitors.
He wondered if Qin Keqin would be in praises of him and would reward him by being intimate with him.
“She must be so proud of me right now…”
Little did he know that it would be the exact opposite.