Chapter 504 - The Progenitors Arrive

    "Now is not the time to rank up. Otherwise, the entire Ninth City would face total destruction!"

    Qin Nan withheld the urge of his Nascent Soul with his thoughts.

    Previously, when he had triggered the three-layered Tribulation, even the Death Emperor-who only possessed a hundredth of his full strength-was almost killed by it.

    Now that his Nascent Soul had evolved into the Nascent Soul of the Divine God of Battle, it went without saying that the Tribulation would be even more terrifying.

    "Thank you for the help for the past few days."

    Qin Nan rose from the ground and brought his fists together facing the Aquamarine Crystal, which was only a tenth of its original size.

    The Weapon Spirit of the Ninth City became joyful after seeing his action.

    This guy was finally leaving.


    Following a loud explosion, a huge gap slowly opened above Qin Nan's head, allowing the chamber to become bright.

    Qin Nan stomped his foot on the ground and exited the hole. He immediately saw Fan Hao and Ji Wuming and brought his fists together, "Two seniors, I'm about to have my breakthrough soon. I will need to pay a visit to the Heavenly Barrier Mountain Range. I'll be back once I've overcome it to participate in the Vermilion Bird Platoon Selection."

    "A breakthrough soon?"

    Fan Hao and Ji Wuming subconsciously glanced at Qin Nan's figure and discovered his aura to be even more terrifying than before.

    "Qin Nan, don't rush it. An inspector from the Vermilion Bird Platoon will be here soon. It would be good if you're able to meet him first. You should conceal your aura for the time being." Fan Hao's eyes flickered as he spoke in a calm tone.

    Ji Wuming nodded his head in agreement.

    As a matter of fact, Fan Hao's words were nothing but lies. The Vermilion Bird Platoon was strict in following their schedule, thus they would never arrive beforehand. He was only using it as an excuse to keep Qin Nan here.

    It was important for Qin Nan to stay in order for their plan to be successful.

    "Is that so..." Qin Nan mumbled. He took a glimpse at his Nascent Soul and said, "Seniors, I'm only able to withhold my aura for another three hours. If the inspector is not here by then, I must leave. Otherwise, the entire Ninth City would be destroyed."

    Qin Nan said the words with utter sincerity.

    However, both Fan Hao and Ji Wuming wore indifferent expressions on their faces.

    The entire Ninth City would be destroyed because of your Tribulation?

    Were you joking?

    The Ninth City was a Sacred Weapon, not to mention the fact that there were many cultivators inside the city.

    That being said, they did not display their emotions on their faces. Their first priority was to bring Qin Nan back to the Fan Clan.

    Under their guidance, Qin Nan returned to the Fan Clan. He did stumble into Fan Yu along the way, who immediately stayed a distance away from Qin Nan instead of behaving in a scornful manner like before.

    Fan Hao brought Qin Nan to the Patriarch's Hall of the clan. Fan Xinru immediately came over with an excited expression while asking Qin Nan about his experiences after cultivating at the Aquamarine Chamber.

    "What's going on..."

    Qin Nan frowned slightly. He could tell that Fan Hao and Ji Wuming were behaving strangely, but he could not tell exactly why he felt that way.

    Meanwhile, the Nascent Soul of the Divine God of Battle inside his body began to growl, as if it was telling Qin Nan that it desperately wanted to rank up.

    Time gradually passed. Two hours were gone in the blink of an eye.

    Qin Nan's forehead was covered in a cold sweat. The resistance from the Nascent Soul grew stronger, as it was taking a greater effort for him to withhold his aura.

    "Seniors, how much longer will it take the inspector to arrive?" Qin Nan could not help but ask.

    "Soon, very soon..."

    Fan Hao immediately blurted out while waving his hand. As soon as he said the words, the badges on his and Ji Wuming's waists shuddered violently at the same time. After checking the badges with their Divine Senses, both their faces were filled with excitement.

    They were here!

    The progenitors were here at last!

    "Qin Nan, the inspector is here." Fan Hao withheld the joy in his heart as he spoke in a calm tone.


    Qin Nan nodded his head. He could endure the urge for another hour.

    However, a rare occurrence suddenly took place.

    A figure rushed into the hall with a bursting aura and yelled out, "Qin Nan, leave now. They're trying to hurt you!"

    Qin Nan raised his head and was stunned immediately. The figure was none other than Jiao Zhe who had been in the same batch of participants participating in the selection of the Qinglong Sacred Area.

    Different than before, Jiao Zhe now possessed a cultivation of the fifth-layer Martial Dominator Realm. His actions were accompanied by a tremendous aura.

    "Alliance Leader Jiao, what are you talking about!"

    Ji Wuming rose from his seat while a powerful aura burst out from his body.

    Jiao Zhe stared at Qin Nan and blurted out, "The Four Great Factions are hunting you right now. Everyone from the upper district was told to keep an eye out for you. Anyone who was able to tell the Four Great Factions regarding your whereabouts would have the chance of becoming Progenitor Wen Dao's core disciple and be given four Saint Weapons as well! Fan Hao and Ji Wuming already knew your identity, but they didn't hand you to the Four Great Factions as they were planning to detain you themselves!"

    "Shut your mouth!"

    Ji Wuming went crazy instantly while unleashing his aura together with a terrifying suppression targeting Jiao Zhe's figure.

    A magical glow immediately encapsulated Jiao Zhe's figure, boosting his speed and allowing him to dodge the attack.

    Qin Nan and Fan Xinru were both startled.

    "This...is a conspiracy?"

    Qin Nan was astonished. He had never expected it to have been a conspiracy from the very beginning.

    However, he was utterly clear of Jiao Zhe's personality. He was a just man, thus there was no way he would lie to him.

    After recollecting Fan Hao and Ji Wuming's attitudes toward him, it did seem like something had been out of place!

    "Father, is that really the truth..." Fan Xinru's mind went blank. She had initially thought that Fan Hao was only treating Qin Nan nicely as he had saved her life. However, it appeared that it was all an act!

    However, before she could finish her sentence, Qin Nan rose from his seat while a terrifying aura burst out from his body. His eyes became exceedingly cold as he snapped, "Were you trying to set me up all along?"

    His voice was like a great explosion.

    The entire hall shook vigorously.

    Both Fan Hao and Ji Wuming were utterly astounded. Qin Nan's cultivation had tremendously improved over the past three days. The roar alone was enough to make their hearts race.

    "Qin Nan, time is running out. Leave now! The progenitors of their clans are arriving soon!"

    Jiao Zhe yelled out while his mouth emitted a glow that transformed into a giant hand grabbing Qin Nan's figure. He then executed a mysterious movement technique to try and bring Qin Nan away from the place.

    However, a strange occurrence took place at that instant!

    Two great explosions took place above the Ninth City as two giant black holes appeared in the sky all of a sudden.

    Following this, two figures sprang out from the black holes accompanied by the suppression of the Martial Highness Realm.

    The figures were none other than the progenitors of the Fan Clan and the Ji Clan!

    Translator: XephiZ

    Editor: DOCuinn
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