“You’re right,” Zhen Ping Fan said with a nod, “It all depends on luck. 10, 000 years ago, I was confident I’d be able to grab the token with the number one if it had appeared near me. Alas, I only managed to obtain the token with the number two.”
Duan Ling Tian felt rather speechless when he heard Zhen Ping Fan’s words. In the end, he smiled and said teasingly, “Drawing the number 2 is useless if one isn’t strong enough…”
Zhen Ping Pan looked at Duan Ling Tian unhappily when Duan Ling Tian brought up the past.
In the past, Zhen Ping Fan managed to draw the number two, but he lost his challenges and was knocked out of the top ten. Perhaps, if he had managed to rank in the top ten and obtained two slots to enter the Secret Holy Realm, the Pure Yang Sect would have given him more resources, and he might have become an intermediate Emperor of Gods by now.
While Duan Ling Tian and Zhen Ping Fan were conversing through Voice Transmission, the other participants were looking at Lin Dong Lai. After all, this time it would matter if Lin Dong Lai cheated and tossed favorable tokens to the participants from his own force.
When 15 minutes were almost up, Lin Dong Lai said, “I’ll be tossing the tokens in the breaths…”
Unlike the others who were staring intently at Lin Dong Lai, Duan Ling Tian was staring at the two seeded participants from the Howling Flames Sect before the time was up. Those two were furtively looking in specific directions at this moment; one was looking at Lin Dong Lai’s left while the other was looking at Lin Dong Lai’s back.
‘To avoid being accused of cheating, I don’t think Elder Lin would allow both the numbers one and two to fall into the hands of the two participants from the Howling Flames Sect. This means only one of the two numbers will show up at one of the two places… If only one of them obtains one of the first two numbers, no one will protest… I’m quite sure Elder Lin only told one of them the location of a favorable number…’
Duan Ling Tian was rather certain that Lin Dong Lai would not allow both of the seeded participants from the Howling Flames Sect to obtain the number one and two respectively. After all, Lin Dong Lai would definitely be accused of cheating; even if Lin Dong Lai cheated, he had to do so within reason.
In fact, Lin Yuan and Mo Luo Do were very cautious. They only glanced at the spots quickly before they averted their gazes. If Duan Ling Tian were not looking at the duo, he would not have discovered it either.
‘I should give up on the token that Elder Lin had designated for his force’s young disciple, and let the others fight over it. It’s better for me to look for the other favorable token. The rest will have to depend on my luck…’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as he looked at a spot where he felt a favorable token might appear.
Almost ten breaths passed in just a blink of an eye.
Duan Ling Tian and the others mobilized their Divine Energies, prepared to grab a token. Apart from luck, speed was crucial in order to obtain a favorable number, after all.
“Are you ready?”
The participants were on their toes, ready to move.
At the same time a translucent barrier appeared, Lin Dong Lai tossed out 30 tokens.
The tokens scattered in the air like flower petals as Divine Energies passed through the barrier.
Duan Ling Tian quickly saw a token with the number two appearing at the spot he was staring at. His Divine Energy shot out swiftly and grabbed that token.
Duan Ling Tian was able to successfully grab that token because the other top participants were distracted.
Wanqi Hong from the Eastern Ridge Mansion’s Wanqi clan and Luo Yuan from the Divine Morning Mansion’s Autumn Leaves Sect directed their Divine Energies toward the direction where the Howling Flames Sect’s Mo Luo Do had directed his Divine Energy.
At the same time, Han Di from the Consonance Mansion’s United Heavens Sect, Yuan Mo Yu from the Green Province Mansion’s Howling Heaven Sect, and Tuo Ba Xiu from the Underworld Mansion’s Yuwen clan directed their Divine Energies where the Howling Sect Flames’s Lin Yuan had directed his Divine Energy.
It did not take long for a few other participants, including Yang Qian Ye, to follow the directions of the two participants from the Howling Flames Sect.
Under such circumstances, not many paid attention to the spot Duan Ling Tian was staring at. Everyone only thought to follow the two seeded participants from the Howling Flames Sect, convinced that Lin Dong Lai would cheat. For this reason, Duan Ling Tian successfully obtained the token with the number 2. In fact, he was one of the fastest to obtain a token, leaving no chance for the few who were staring at the same spot.
‘That brat…’ Zhen Ping Fan’s eyes lit up when he saw the number that Duan Ling Tian obtained. Although he had told Duan Ling Tian that it was best to obtain the number one or two, he also knew it was beyond Duan Ling Tian’s control. Hence, he was surprised when Duan Ling Tian obtained the number two. He also did not expect that Duan Ling Tian, unlike the others, would choose to neglect Lin Yuan and Mo Luo Duo.
At the same time, as expected, the token with the number one appeared in the direction where Lin Yuan was aiming. Needless to say, a fierce competition broke out immediately. They were so caught up in fighting for the token that they were unaware that Duan Ling Tian had already obtained the token with the number two and was watching them fight over the token with the number one.
Duan Ling Tian grinned, revealing his white teeth, when he sensed Zhen Ping Fan’s gaze on him. He looked over and said, “My luck is quite good…”
Zhen Ping Fan and the others who heard Duan Ling Tian looked at Duan Ling Tian skeptically.
“Duan Ling Tian managed to think outside the box and was not led by the others,” one of the young disciples from the Pure Yang Sect.
At this time, many participants also realized that they had been too caught up with obtaining the number one token because they were following conventions from the past. It was a given that the host would favor the participant from his or her own force. However, this time, there were two participants from the host’s force. Needless to say, if both of the best numbers fell into the hands of two participants from the host’s force, the other forces would definitely protest and stir up a commotion. As such, Lin Dong Lai would not let the first two numbers fall into Lin Yuan and Mo Luo Duo’s hands.
“I’m impressed. No wonder Duan Ling Tian achieved so much at such a young age. He’s very quick-witted…”
“Look at the other participants. All of them only paid attention to Mo Luo Duo and Lin Yuan without thinking about the situation clearly.”
“If they’ve yet to realize it, they’ll realize it soon enough after they see Duan Ling Tian has obtained the number two token.”
“Those who are fighting for the number one token will regret this the most!”
Duan Ling Tian smiled and shook his head when heard the conversations of the young disciples in the Pure Yang Sect. At the same time, he was also rather surprised that he had easily obtained the number two token.