PMG Chapter 1396: Choosing Opponents – Cruel Rules
There had never been fixed rules at the meeting of the emperors. As long as the emperors agreed, the rules could be determined at the start of every round.
The second round ended and Emperor Qi looked at the remaining people. There were about seven-eight hundred people left. The second round had been a bloodbath and the Qi Clan, the Si Kong Clan, Tian Long Divine Castle, Tiantai, the Wen Clan and the Deva-Mara Palace had fought like madmen.
“Since all the disciples are brave and strong, and since they don’t seem to be enjoying themselves that much, we could stimulate them a bit more. What do you all think?” asked Emperor Qi, looking at everybody in a sharp way.
“Just say the rules without being enigmatic!” said Emperor Wen in a cold way. Emperor Wen and Emperor Yu hated Emperor Qi more than anyone else. After they came back from Xue Yue, Emperor Qi and Emperor Si Kong had joined hands to fight against Emperor Wen.
“Fighters can be selected.” said Emperor Qi glancing at the crowd. “Now that we have very few low-level Zun cultivators left, those who are remaining are extremely strong, such as Mu Feng. There’s no difference between him and a medium-level Zun cultivator. I’m suggesting we can sort them. What do you think?”
“Hmph!” Mu Feng smiled coldly. Emperor Qi was using him as an example. Indeed, there was no difference between him and a medium-level Zun cultivator. Besides, their cultivation level didn’t matter that much, their fighting abilities were more important.
The emperors remained silent, they didn’t understand the rules clearly actually. What did he mean fighters could be selected?
“But high-level Zun Qi layer are different. Cultivators of the top of the Zun Qi layer such as cultivators of the eighth or ninth Zun Qi layer are different, so we can put them in their own group. Then we can do the same as we had during the first round: cultivators can divide into two groups, low-level and medium-level cultivators on one side, and cultivators at the top of the Zun Qi layer on the other. What do you think?” asked Emperor Qi.
The emperors agreed with that of course. They all wanted to protect their low-level and medium-level cultivators, saving them from fighting against cultivators of the top of the Zun Qi layer. Even Emperor Qi didn’t want that necessarily.
“And then, what I meant by selected, is a battle consisting of two cultivators. Cultivators at the top of the Zun Qi layer can only select other cultivators at the top of the Zun Qi layer while the others can do as they wish. If someone chooses you, you must fight. If you are chosen, you must go to the stage. If you want to surrender, you must go to the stage and then go back onto the ground. Dying or going back to the ground means you are eliminated. Everybody has one chance to choose someone else. That way someone will get eliminated during each battle, and we can do that until the end.” said Emperor Qi. The rules were strict and quite scary if thought about it.
“I have the feeling he made those rules because he wants Mu Feng to die.” thought some people. Mu Feng had infuriated Emperor Qi during the second round. Emperor Qi was already nice when he said that cultivators at the top of the Zun Qi layer couldn’t fight against low-level or medium-level cultivators, but he was also afraid that Hou Qing Lin could choose Qi Qian Ren.
And the Qi Clan, Tian Long Divine Castle and the Si Kong Clan had so many strong cultivators, they would definitely find someone to kill Mu Feng. If someone chose Mu Feng, he would have to fight. Then, he’d have only one chance to choose someone to fight.
Besides, Tiantai had less people, so they wouldn’t be able to choose as many people as the other groups.
“Hmph!” Mu Feng smiled in an ice-cold way.
“How many people will choose me?” thought Lin Feng. He had won against a cultivator at the top of the Zun Qi layer, so he wasn’t scared to be chosen by other people. He knew that the Qi Clan, the Si Kong Clan and Tian Long Divine Castle had incredibly strong medium-level Zun cultivators though. Tian Long Divine Castle had nine incredible cultivators, while six of them were medium-level cultivators. The one who had fought against Meng Qing during the first round was already astonishingly strong.
“Choosing the opponents is not a problem, the problem is the order and the ranking. What will be the ranking?” asked Emperor Wen. He didn’t mind if cultivators chose their opponents, he had faith in the young cultivators from the Wen Clan: Wen Tian Ge and Wen Ao Xue for example. They could both defeat cultivators at the top of the Zun Qi layer. The Wen Clan also had many medium-level cultivators who were quite strong.
Emperor Wen wished Mu Feng was stronger. Even though anyone could choose Mu Feng, if he was strong enough, he could also kill all of them. Then the Wen Clan would have less pressure for the later rounds.
“Since my clan is the host of the event this time, I’d like to make a humble remark. I suggest we rotate from east to south to west to north and that two fighters from the same group can never be in the same battle.” said Emperor Emperor Qi. In the order he had said, he would be the first one and Tiantai would be the last one.
Those rules made the situation difficult for Tiantai. Some people wouldn’t have the opportunity to choose their opponent and would die before their time came. Emperor Qi’s rules were clearly pitted against Tiantai.
“Not bad.” said Emperor Si Kong. Of course he was happy about that and some of the others agreed as well..
“I agree.” said Emperor Yu calmly. Tiantai’s cultivators were not weaklings, they had all gone through hardships in their lives. Emperor Yu would never forget what Emperor Shi and him had gone through to become emperors themselves. They had killed countless people.
Emperor Yu didn’t mind. During that third round, if they wanted to finish the meeting with two-hundred cultivators, the battles were going to last for a very long time. Only one person could be eliminated at a time, given that there were seven-eight hundred people in total, after three-four hundred battles, only half of them would be eliminated. Then, battles would start again from the beginning, and two hundred battles would take place to eliminate another half of them. That meant that there would be five-six hundred battles in total and that some people would get to choose an opponent twice.
“Since you all agree, let’s start. Qi Xiao, you go first.” said Emperor Qi. Qi Xiao nodded and jumped onto the battle stage. He was a cultivator at the top of the Zun Qi layer who had broken through to the eighth Zun Qi layer. Some people had noticed him before because his Empty Space Agility Technique was incredible.
“Let’s see whom he’ll chose.” thought everybody. Qi Xiao glanced at the crowd, especially at the people from Tiantai. Then he pointed at a cultivator at the top of the Zun Qi layer from Tiantai and demanded, “Come and die!”
The cultivator of the top of the Zun Qi layer from Tiantai pulled a long face. He had broken through to the seventh Zun Qi layer and he controlled gold and Earth abstruse energies. But, he knew that he wasn’t as strong as the cultivator from the Qi Clan.
Even if he couldn’t win, he wanted to fight, so he jumped on the fighting stage.
“Slash, slash, slash…” as soon as he landed on the battle stage, the battle started. An empty space appeared and a strong wind started blowing. Qi Xiao turned into several illusionary clones and surrounded the cultivator from Tiantai.
“He’s going to kill me, I need to get down!” thought the tiantai cultivator.
“Break!” shouted the cultivator from Tiantai furiously. Suddenly, he was surrounded by gold and Earth energies, protecting him like an armor. Then, a gigantic illusionary battle-axe also appeared.
“Lalala!” the empty space rolled in waves, quickly surrounding the cultivator from Tiantai.
“Empty space wind explosion, ultimate pressure!” said Qi Xiao. With that, he broke the Earth and gold abstruse energies protecting the cultivator from Tiantai.
“He’s doomed!” thought the crowd from Tiantai.
“Argh!” the cultivator from Tiantai shouted furiously and released his blood strength, but it was useless. He was too weak for Qi Xiao could even defeat cultivators of the ninth Zun Qi layer. In the end, he died.
“Pfew…” people from Tiantai took in a deep breath. The cultivation world was cruel and weak people would be trampled by the strong. Seeing their friend die was sad, but they worried that they were going to end up that way, too.
Mu Feng remained calm, but he was furious on the inside. He was still getting used to the cruelty of that world. His goal now was to kill as many people from the Qi Clan as possible to avenge his fellow disciples.