Chapter 757: The Space of the Saint Artifact
Yun Tian’s departure did not affect Jian Chen at all. Jian Chen stared silently at the gaping door and mumbled to himself, “Senior Yun Tian, I hope you do not cross my bottom line. Otherwise, I’ll definitely prevent you from placing in the top ten.” Towards the competition this time, Jian Chen was filled with confidence. Not only did he gain a better grasp for Radiant Artes, he even learnt the three great artes. With just the Judgement’s Sword, even Heaven Saint Masters struggled to escape, let alone fragile Radiant Saint Masters.
At this moment, in a resting area provided for high class Radiant Saint Masters, the white-robed Quan Youcai currently stood before a bed, staring blankly at the groups of people that entered and left the castle.
“There’s just a few more days until the competition. I’ve also secretly contacted a few Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters to work together, but their talent in practising Radiant Artes is absolutely crap despite all being Class 6. Even with four to five of them, they’re not as good as me. Ai, how do I get into the top ten with a group like this.” Quan Youcai mumbled to himself as he stared outside.
“Although the people of the eight clans have invited me to join and work with them, my target is a place in the top ten. If I really do go with the people of the eight clans, even if I obtain a place, there won’t be my share. If I go by myself, no matter how confident I am, I can only run with my tail between my legs when I meet large groups. It’s really definitely to get into the top ten.”
“Only if I had Yang Yutian’s strength. He slaughtered thirty-odd Heaven Saint Master with his Radiant Artes on the ferry and came out unscathed. He did not even give the assassins a chance to approach him. If someone with such terrifying strength enters the space of the competition, even if he travels alone, he won’t face any dangers. Also recently, it’s rumored that Yang Yutian has an extremely powerful defensive armor, where even Saint Rulers struggle to harm him. Isn’t it just like giving a ferocious tiger a pair of wings so it can fly? It just makes him even more powerful. Honestly, if I want to easily place in the top ten, I can only follow Yang Yutian.”
“It’s a pity that I can’t find his whereabouts at all. I haven’t left his mark on my communication jade either. If I want to find him, it’ll be quite difficult. Whatever, when the competition properly begins, I’ll see if I can find him. If I do, I need to follow him no matter what I have say.”
Within a luxurious manor in the city, several hundred guards clad in pitch-black armor stood straight up, like sculptures that lined the entire estate. All of them radiated with a powerful presence and were actually all Earth Saint Masters.
The pitch-black armor they wore was constructed from the extremely valuable tungsten alloy. The defense was extremely powerful, and the price for constructing each suit of armor was shocking.
Within the manor, there were also many Heaven Saint Masters, hidden in various places. The arrangements for safety in the manor was as tight as an iron wall.
These people from the Kara clan, one of the three great clans of the empire as well as a clan in possession of a capital city. This time, a few esteemed Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters of the Kara clan had been escorted specially to participate in the competition.
In the Kara clan’s manor, a ruddy old man stood in the centre of a luxuriously-decorated room staring kindly at the girl who currently sat at the dressing table, attentively grooming herself.
The girl wore pink clothes, while her tight clothes perfectly formed an outline of her enchanting body. From the mirror, it could be seen that the girl had an alluring appearance, beauty that could drive countless men mad. Her beauty was filled with nobility, filled with a certain sacredness, giving off an otherworldly presence, like a fairy.
She seemed to be around twenty years old, while her light from her bright, phoenix eyes seemed to be filled with intelligence. More importantly, it had a weird charm to it, as if it could seduce people without knowing, causing them to become infatuated before her.
“First young miss, a prodigy’s recently appeared in the Radiant Saint Master Union. This person is called Yang Yutian. If miss meets him, miss must be extra careful, because he is very strong. If you meet him in the saint artifact, you must never make him your enemy. Otherwise, he’ll become a formidable opponent to miss.” The old man said from ten meters away.
This young lady was the beloved daughter of the previous patriarch of the Kara clan, Kara Liwei. She was an extremely talented Radiant Saint Master, very talented in Radiant Artes too. She had reached Class 6 several decades ago, and was also the strongest person of the ten great Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters.
Although Kara Liwei seemed to be twenty years old, her age definitely was much more.
A sliver of interest flashed across her eyes, “Elder Liu, just who is this Yang Yutian. Is he really as powerful as you’ve described? Why have I never heard of this person?”
“He’s much more powerful, and much more terrifying than miss has imagined!” As soon as they began to talk about Yang Yutian, a strong sliver of amazement appeared in elder Liu’s eyes. He said, “This Yang Yutian is twenty-four this year and has already become a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master. Other than this, his talent in Radiant Artes is at an unbelieveable level; with just three months in the Radiant Saint Tower, he basically grasped all the Radiant Artes, and can cast them proficiently. The strength of his artes are much more powerful than the ones cast by regular Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters.”
Hearing that, a sliver of shock flashed across Kara Liwei’s eyes. She said, “He reached Class 6 despite being twenty-four, and even grasped all the Radiant Artes. This Yang Yutian really does have good talent.”
“Not just that!” Elder Liu continued, “Other than this, Yang Yutian has grasped the three great artes. I heard that a few days ago, Yang Yutian battled against thirty-odd Heaven Saint Masters all by himself on a ferry on Fragrance River. His Radiant Saint Shield blocked the attack from several Heaven Saint Masters working together, while his Radiance Burst forced back many of them. With his Radiant Saint Sword, he killed a Heaven Saint Master, before he finally cast Judgement’s Sword and consecutively slaughtered several of them.”
Kara Liwei’s brushing of her hair slowly came to a stop. Her expression was rather stern, “Elder Liu, according to what you said, this Yang Yutian is indeed very strong, at least at a level far beyond me. He fought thirty-odd Heaven Saint Masters all by himself, before slaughtering several of them.”
Elder Liu’s expression also became rather stern, “Afterwards, something even more shocking occurred. The remaining twenty-odd Heaven Saint Masters were all massacred by the forbidden technique cast by Yang Yutian, causing them all to disintegrate on the spot, only leaving behind a pile of dust.”
“What!? God’s Descent!?” Kara Liwei was greatly shocked, which caused her to pale as a result, “This Yang Yutian can even cast God’s Descent. Is he perhaps Class 7?”
Elder Liu shook his head, “No, he’s not Class 7, only Class 6. Also, there’s also a rumor recently that Yang Yutian also possesses a defensive treasure that can take a blow from a Saint Ruler and come out unscathed.”
“Doesn’t that mean no one below Saint Ruler can harm Yang Yutian?” Kara Liwei said with a soft voice. Her expression was extremely solemn.
Elder Liu nodded, “Indeed, miss. If you meet Yang Yutian and he does indeed have the saint artifact, you have to be careful and never take him on as an opponent. Also, according to the information I’ve gained, this Yang Yutian has already fallen out with the Zaar family. This is a great chance for us to pull him in.”
The light in Kara Liwei’s eyes flickered as she mumbled to herself, “Yang Yutian, just what sort of person are you to be so outstanding? I really want to see this person.”
At this moment, a guard called out from outside, “Reporting to young miss, the Radiant Saint Master Union president’s disciple, Yun Tian, wishes to see you.”
Hearing that, Kara Liwei’s eyes lit up slightly, “Let him in!”
At the same time, in various places of the City of God, the large clans that had come from all over the empire all warned their competing Radiant Saint Masters to never provoke Yang Yutian, even if they had to forfeit. This was because the current Yang Yutian was definitely not someone who could be offended by second-rate clans without a strong backing.
In the blink of an eye, the day of the competition arrived. In the morning, a great group of people gathered in the huge square outside the Radiant Saint Master Union headquarters, with a total of a few thousand people. With no exception, all of them wore long, white robes and bore a blue badge that represented Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters on their chest.
Although the amount of Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters seemed as plentiful as ants, this was basically all the Class 6 Radiant Saint Masters on the continent. Even if there were a few who had not come, it was not a great number.
Jian Chen stood in his room, looking down through his window at the densely-packed crowd. He sighed with emotion. Any one Radiant Saint Master from the crowd was equivalent to a powerful Heaven Saint Master. It was definitely a thrilling scene for for thousands of people akin to Heaven Saint Masters to gather together.
Jian Chen lowered his head and looked at the communication jade in his hand. Other than for convenient communication between other Radiant Saint Masters, it was also a key, a key to the space in the saint artifact.
At this moment, a powerful light began to glow in the sky. It was the saint artifact kept at the very top tower of the union, glowing with a dazzling light, dyeing the surroundings snow white. Even the scorching sun in the sky seemed to become dull before the light of the artifact.
Seeing this, Jian Chen knew that the artifact was about to activate, so he quickly picked up the sleeping white tiger from his bed. He had to stay within the artifact for fifteen days, so he did not feel safe for leaving the white tiger outside, all by itself.
“The saint artifact has already activated, and the competition is about to begin. All competitor please channel a sliver of Radiant Saint Force into your communication jade.” A mighty but familiar voice reverberated in the sky. It was the president of the union.
Jian Chen hugged the white tiger tightly, as he immediately condensed and channeled a sliver of Radiant Saint Force into the communication jade. Immediately, a streak of white light descended from the sky, encasing Jian Chen as he disappeared from the room.
Afterwards, more and more streaks of light appeared in the sky, quickly taking away the people in the square. In less than twenty seconds, the several thousand competitors in the square had all disappeared.
At that moment, Yun Tian stood in his own room by the window and stared at the dazzling white light in the sky. A sly smile appeared on his lips, “Junior, I don’t know if you’re able to place within the top ten. The future president will definitely be me, Yun Tian.”