Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 280
Chapter 280Chapter 280 – Pointing The Sword At Su Wuyou
Emerging from the top of the Prime Tower could only mean one thing: Tianming had passed the test of the third floor! If the positions for prime disciples weren’t fully occupied, he would be a prime disciple at this very moment .
How was this progress achievable by a young man who had spent less than three months in the Grand-Orient Sect? Among the hundred thousand spectators present, the more familiar they were with Tianming, the more shocked they were . In truth, all they had expected was for Tianming to live through the tower .
Yet only two hours had passed, and he’d actually cleared the third floor .
Countless looks of astonishment were riveted on him .
Nobody in the audience had ever regarded Tianming as a wastrel, and all were well aware of his heaven-defying talent . But out of convention, they had never imagined he would perform so unbelievably .
The cheers from the audience swept across like a violent storm .
"Junior sect master!"
"This is how a junior sect master should be! Talented enough to become a prime disciple!"
Tianming's popularity in the Grand-Orient Sect reached a peak at this moment . Their enthusiasm for him was almost comparable to that of Yuwen Shendu and the other three prime disciples .
Additionally, they knew very well that even Yuwen Shendu had failed to show such progress . He’d surpassed his peers, but had never exceeded their imagination . However, Tianming's growth had repeatedly toppled their beliefs .
A lion defeating an elephant would cause little amazement, but an ant lifting one would be truly shocking . However, Tianming had more important matters to handle .
Ye Shaoqing, on the other hand, failed to remain calm . He stood by the window, dumbfounded . Next to him stood Ye Yuxi, who had the same look upon her face .
"Did he cheat? Did the Li Saint Clan’s ancestors open the back door for him?" Ye Shaoqing stared blankly .
"How can you question your own disciple?" Ye Yuxi chided .
Ye Shaoqing fiddled with his fan, trying to regain his composure . When he turned around, he noticed a teary-eyed Ye Qing .
"Old man, are you crying? Are you moved?" asked Ye Shaoqing .
"Oh, stop fanning . You’ve blown the wind into my eyes!" Ye Qing said, then turned his gaze back to the young man on top of the tower .
"He gives me the same impression as the first ancestor," remarked Ye Qing .
"He does resemble the portrait," said Ye Yuxi .
"So?" asked Ye Shaoqing .
"Protect him with your life . Don't worry about the Ye clan . We will fight them to the death!" Ye Qing gritted his teeth .
"Old man, you have courage," said Ye Shaoqing .
"Li Wudi, the shock caused by your son far surpasses yours . It seems you can take that last step with peace of mind . " Ye Shaoqing knew better than anyone else what responsibility the sect master had to shoulder .
Thus, he left the hall of Azure Immortal Mountain and walked up to Tianming .
"What are you doing here?" Tianming asked .
"You’re precious now, so of course I’m here to protect you from being slaughtered," said Ye Shaoqing .
"Isn’t this rather excessive?"
"You haven’t seen the expressions on the Yuwen clan’s faces," said Ye Shaoqing .
With Tianming in tow, he returned to the First Grand-Orient Battlefield . At this exact moment, Tianming could feel fiery gazes upon himself, probably from the Yuwen clan .
However, the looks of admiration and fanaticism far outweighed the menacing looks shooting from the Yuwen clan . The words ‘junior sect master’ echoed through the First Grand-Orient Battlefield, giving him the chills .
Tianming wasn’t aware what kind of discussion was under way at the hall of Fengtian Mountain, much less how many were determined to kill him .
Upon realizing Tianming’s popularity, Yuwen Kaitai said, "Did we underestimate the influence of this annoying fly? I think we need to kill him as soon as possible, regardless of how Ye Shaoqing resists . ”
“The speed of his progress is truly miraculous . I think Kaitai makes sense," Chen Nantian frowned .
"Leaving the third floor of the Prime Tower proves he’s not simple . He already has the qualification to challenge a prime disciple . Throughout the next month, he can still make progress . If he does defeat a prime disciple, I’m afraid Huangfu Fengyun and Ye Shaoqing will join forces . ”
Second elder Su Yun turned to look at Su Wuyou, acknowledging she was the weakest prime disciple . A month from now, Tianming was bound to challenge her . Although Tianming was currently no match for her, who knew how far he would grow in a month!
"We have to make our move . I’ve underestimated him, never expecting a pentabane to show this much talent,” admitted Yuwen Fengtian .
The others glanced at Yuwen Taiji, who was considered the most authoritative among them . Even his father, Yuwen Fengtian, listened to him .
Eyes narrowed, he declared, "I'll do it . I'll kill him before he becomes a prime disciple . " The insignificant fly he once cared nothing for had originally been chosen as a training opponent for Yuwen Shengcheng . Afterward, he was designated for Yuwen Zhenxing, instead . With Tianming’s current achievements, he could only be suppressed by Yuwen Shendu . Yuwen Taiji didn't want to rock the boat, let alone allow Tianming to continue growing; his talent was gradually breaking the delicate balance between the elders .
This was definitely not a good sign .
A genius at Unity wasn’t much use; however, he would pose a threat if he managed to sway the neutral members on the council of elders . Thus, Yuwen Taiji made a decision .
"When Zhenxing leaves the tower and the Prime Struggle comes to an end, I’ll head to Azure Dragon Sword Mountain and personally swat this fly . Leave Ye Shaoqing and the others be . The day we seize the Grand-Orient Sword and return to the sect is the day we annihilate the Ye clan,” Yuwen Taiji’s voice resounded in the empty hall .
At this point, his impatience was obvious .
"Big Brother, Ye Tianlong has taken refuge in our clan," prompted Yuwen Kaitai .
"Kill him . "
"Yes . "
Yuwen Kaitai lowered his head, well aware that his eldest brother despised people like Ye Tianlong . Right now, they were waiting for Yuwen Zhenxing to leave the tower, so the Prime Struggle could draw to a close .
However, contrary to their expectations, Tianming didn’t return to Azure Dragon Sword Hall . Instead, he consulted Elder Su Zhen, "Excuse me, elder . Does passing the Prime Tower give me the qualification to challenge a prime disciple and replace them?”
Su Zhen turned pale . "Yes, you have a month to prepare . "
The eyes of the audience shone with excitement and eagerness for the show ahead . All they had to do was wait another month .
Unexpectedly, Tianming drew the Onyx Dragon and descended onto the First Grand-Orient Battlefield, pointing his sword at Fengtian Mountain as his voice boomed with majesty, "I don't need a month, I’ll challenge a prime disciple right now!
"Su Wuyou, I'll give you ten breaths to show yourself!"
Silence reigned as the audience stared blankly at Tianming .