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Above the sky, the ten chess pieces began to grow bigger. In the end, every one of the chess pieces had transformed into a vast platform. Although the chess pieces were huge, it was nothing compared to the chessboard of the Nimble Chess Set.
Duan Ling Tian found the ten chess pieces that were like towering giants visually impactful. “Such huge chess pieces are actually hovering in the air… Is this a Mirror Image in the Illusory Formation?”
However, when Ren Zhong asked the people present on the scene to go up on the ten chess pieces, Duan Ling Tian realized these ten chess pieces were no ordinary Illusory Formation’s Mirror Images. When he landed on it, it felt as though he was stepping on solid ground.
“What kind of Formation is this?” Duan Ling Tian was astonished. “To think that they’re able to make such a life-like Illusory Formation’s Mirror Image!”
Although Duan Ling Tian knew some Formation techniques, the formations he knew was nothing compared to the Nimble Chess Set.
‘Even the Illusory Formation set up by my Hallucinogenic Formation is nothing compared to this Illusory Formation… Who was the one who set up this Illusory Formation? It’s so powerful!” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Of the three formation compasses that he obtained by chance in the Moon Illumination Sect, Duan Ling Tian had used the Illusory formation compass that could set up the Hallucinogenic Formation. As for the other two formation compasses, until now, one of them had not been repaired while the other one was still being repaired. According to Elder Huo, he would be able to finish repairing it in another six months at most.
However, Duan Ling Tian who possessed the Jasper Celestial Sword and Devilseal Tablet did not rely much on the formation compasses. Due to this reason, he did not feel a sense of urgency when it came to the formation compasses. Elder Huo had told him that as long as there was enough power being supplied to the three compasses, it would be immensely useful to him.
Naturally, Elder Huo had also said the usefulness of three compasses could not be compared to the Jasper Celestial Sword. However, the difference was the Jasper Celestial Sword would deplete a huge amount of Duan Ling Tian’s strength while the three compasses would not deplete much of his strength.
Due to this reason, Duan Ling Tian wished that Elder Huo would finish repairing the formation compasses soon even though he had no use for them now. Who knew if they might come in handy in the future?
“The effect of the Illusory Formation is just too lifelike, right?!”
“Impossible! It feels as though I’m really stepping on this chess piece… I can even touch it if I bend forward! What kind of Illusory Formation is this?! It’s amazing!”
“I’m very sure the chess piece beneath our feet is not real at all. It seems like it’s transformed by an energy that has been solidified to support us. This is my first time seeing such an Illusory Formation! My life is really worth living!”
“These ten chess pieces will be the arena of the Rising Sky Ranking Battle?”
As the discussion turned louder, Duan Ling Tian jolted, and he quickly returned to his senses. He shifted his attention to Ren Zhong.
Although there were two moderators presiding over the Rising Sky Ranking Battle, apart from when he was introducing himself, Liu Hong Guang had remained silent. Ren Zhong had been speaking all this while. Due to this reason, almost everyone seemed to think Ren Zhong was the only moderator. As for Liu Hong Guang, it seemed like he had been forgotten.
However, Liu Hong Guang did not seem to be bothered by it at all. He stood quietly next to Ren Zhong with an indifferent expression on his face.
“Everyone! The ten chess pieces you’re standing on will be the arena of the Rising Sky Ranking Battle! You can consider the ten chess pieces as ten rings, and in these ten rings, ten Ring Masters will be born!” Ren Zhong continued to speak, “Whoever’s eligible to participate in the Rising Sky Ranking Battle can battle whichever Ring Master as they like. As long as you can defeat the Ring Master, you’ll replace him and become the new Ring Master. If any of the ten Ring Master has no challenger for the rest of the day, it’ll be considered as him passing and advancing to the real Rising Sky Ranking Battle. Those who fail to become a Ring Master will be disqualified.”
The real Rising Sky Ranking Battle!
Although his words sounded confusing, he was not wrong at all! Although it could be said that the Rising Sky Ranking Battle had begun, 90% of the participants would not be able to participate in the real Rising Sky Ranking Battle since it could only accommodate ten people. It was like this since ancient times, and it was the same now.
Only the final ten Ring Masters would be able to enter the Rising Sky Ranking.
In other words, the final battle between the Ten Ring Masters would be the real Rising Sky Ranking Battle where they would fight for a specific ranking in the Rising Sky Ranking.
“As for now, please retreat to the edge of the chess piece you’re standing on to make some space in the middle. Whoever feels like they’re qualified can go to the middle of the chess piece to become the Ring Master. You can challenge the current Ring Master or wait for the next challenger.” Ren Zhong’s voice reverberated in the air again. The people on the chess pieces began to retreat to edge immediately.
At the same time, the middle part of the ten chess pieces began to turn empty.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At this moment, the ear-piercing sound of wind whistling reverberated in the air as five people flew out from the Sky Hurdle Mansion and another five flew out from the Raging Wave Mansion. Ten of them appeared in the sky above the ten chess pieces as they looked downward. It was as though they were monitoring the situation on each of the chess piece they were standing above.
“Liu Hong Guang, the Second Elder of the Raging Wave Mansion, and I will be the main moderators for this year’s Rising Sky Ranking Battle… As for these people, they are the vice moderators. Each of them is responsible for the chess piece below them. They’re responsible for checking the age of the participants and ensuring the fairness in the rings,” Ren Zhong announced.
The people on the scene finally understood.
Earlier, many of them had thought the Rising Sky Ranking Battle would be split into ten rounds that would take place at the same time. Moreover, they thought there would be twenty people battling each other at the same time as well. If there were only Ren Zhong and Liu Hong Guang presiding over the match, even if they managed to monitor everything, would they be able to stop the match if there was an abnormality?
Although they were powerful, they would have a hard time if six or seven platforms had problems at the same time.
Many people felt skeptical about this.
However, after seeing the ten vice moderators, they finally understood. As it turned out, the Sky Hurdle Mansion and the Raging Wave Mansion had come prepared. They had nothing to worry about at all.
“It’s finally going to start?” Duan Ling Tian stood at the edge of a black chess piece as he muttered to himself, hugging his sword.
The sword he was hugging was none other than the Jasper Celestial Sword, one of the Celestial Supreme Treasure inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
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