Chapter 604 - The Emperor’s Seal
“Ring the bells for the prince!”
The master of ceremonies who was wearing a white robe and a stern look gave out the order.
At both sides of the Heaven-Worshipping Ground, thirty giant bells that were all Emperor Weapons were struck, resulting in blasting chimes that echoed in the air for a prolonged period, startling the crowd.
Following this, a parade made of a few hundred people entered the venue from the entrance in an orderly fashion.
The Third Prince led the parade while riding a silver horse, followed by ten golden heavenly dragons formed by the golden rays emitting from his back. The dragons uttered continuous roars, resulting in a majestic sight.
Under the crowd’s gaze, the parade arrived before the altar. The Third Prince dismounted and knelt down on one knee facing the Sky-Scorching Emperor, before uttering a loud yell, “I, Song Feifan, a servant of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, am willing to take the role of the crown prince, and I swear to serve and protect the kingdom with all my heart!”
The words were not only a declaration, but an oath sworn to the Heavens.
If the Third Prince eventually became the emperor and failed to fulfill his duty, he would face the wrath of the Heavens.
“I now summon the ninety-ninth batch disciples of the three platoons to the altar!”
The white-robed master of ceremonies yelled out.
Qin Nan was stunned hearing the words. Why were they involved in the ascension of the crown prince?
Elder Wang gave himself a facepalm and immediately transmitted his voice, “I forgot to mention, during the ascension of the crown prince, the new generation of disciples are required to stand beside him, representing a new start for the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom. Besides that, the emperor will unleash the the Emperor’s Seal, allowing you to absorb some Emperor’s Qi, granting you great benefits…”
“The Emperor’s Seal?”
Qin Nan was utterly confused, but he had no choice for the time being. He immediately rose from the seat and headed to the center with Mu Chengye, Xue Meng, and the others.
Meanwhile, Longhu—as the representative of the Black Tortoise Platoon—led the disciples to the altar.
As for the White Tiger Platoon, the representative was a young man whom Qin Nan had never seen before, and there were only over ten disciples from their platoon.
The disciples of the three platoons approached the prince.
At that instant, Qin Nan could instantly sense countless gazes landing onto his figure, filled with jealousy, envy, murderous intent, and even pride.
The limelight among the younger generation, whom even Di Fengyun and the Skyhowl White Tiger failed to eliminate.
Besides, among the Platoon Leaders of the ninety-ninth batch disciples, Yao Ji from the White Tiger Platoon had been slain by ‘Qin Nan’ in the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground, while Long Tian from the Black Tortoise Platoon was quite close to Duan Qing according to the rumors.
In other words, Duan Qing was the most formidable presence within the new generation!
That being said, everyone knew that the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom had the lowest number of geniuses among the Four Great Factions. Even though Duan Qing was considered powerful in the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, his presence was still not worth mentioning in the entire Eastern Continent.
Even Di Fengyun was nothing fascinating in the Eastern Continent.
“The emperor shall now unleash the Emperor’s Seal!”
The master of ceremonies declared.
The Sky-Scorching Emperor rose from his seat while his eyes vaguely glanced at Qin Nan among the crowd, leaving a grin on his face.
Let’s see how much Emperor’s Qi you will be able to absorb when the Emperor’s Seal is unleashed?
In the midst of his thought, the Sky-Scorching Emperor rapidly made his move, causing a blinding golden glow to be fired into the sky and float above the Third Prince.
The golden glow resembled a giant seal, which was half a zhang long, with a square shape. It was thoroughly illuminated in golden rays, surrounded by dragons and phoenixes. Furthermore, its aura was exceedingly mysterious, as if it had merged with the Heavens and Earth.
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered with astonishment.
As he tried to inspect the Emperor’s Seal with his left eye of the Divine God of Battle, he discovered that it possessed an immeasurable power, similar to White Tiger City!
Did that mean the seal was also a half-Monarch Weapon?
Mu Chengye, who seemed to be aware of Qin Nan’s doubts, immediately transmitted his voice and explained, “Platoon Leader, this Emperor’s Seal was a heritage from the Deceased Emperor. As a matter of fact, the Emperor’s Seal is not considered a Mystical Weapon, but just an extraordinary artifact. The Third Prince will officially become the crown prince after acquiring the approval of the Emperor’s Seal and being enhanced by the Emperor’s Qi…”
Qin Nan immediately came to a realization.
The ascension of the crown prince for the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom was completely different than other kingdoms.
He could only be considered the crown prince after being approved by the Emperor’s Seal, granting him the Emperor’s Qi. Once he fully inherited the Emperor’s Seal, he would then be crowned the emperor.
Meanwhile, for the disciples of the new generation, by gathering beside the crown prince, if they too were approved by the Emperor’s Seal, they would have the chance of being enhanced too. That would not be the case if they failed to acquire its approval.
“Who would have thought that the ascension of the third prince as the crown prince would bring such a great benefit. Let’s see what the Emperor’s Qi is…”
Qin Nan’s eyes showed a hint of anticipation.
Meanwhile, the Emperor’s Seal floating in mid-air shuddered softly, before a blinding golden light curtain descended upon them and engulfed their figures, warming their bodies.
The Emperor’s Seal let out a roar as it fired invisible streams of Qi filled with a tremendous energy downward.
The force of the Heavens and Earth surrounding the place became restless.
The emperor was known as the Son of Heaven, thus it was normal for the Emperor’s Qi to be able to resonate with the force of the Heavens and Earth.
At that instant, over one thousand three hundred streams of Emperor’s Qi landed onto the Third Prince’s figure in a continuous manner.
The experts and the ministers were used to seeing the sight of it, as the crown prince would normally receive most of the Emperor’s Qi.
They were only concerned about the number of the streams of Emperor’s Qi that the rest of the disciples would receive.
Following this, the remaining Emperor’s Qi floated toward Qin Nan and the others.
Ninety-eight streams landed onto Longhu’s figure. Mu Chengye received seventy-three streams, while Xue Meng had sixty-two streams. Meanwhile, the representative of the White Tiger Platoon had sixty-five streams.
As for the others, they all had less than fifty streams.
However, the crowd was stunned seeing the Emperor’s Qi floating above Qin Nan.
Five hundred and eighty?
There were five hundred and eighty streams?
No one had ever received five hundred and eighty streams of Emperor’s Qi in history!
That was almost half of the amount given to the Third Prince!
In the meantime, Qin Nan was immersed in joy after being enhanced by the Emperor’s Qi.
This Emperor’s Qi was able to improve his cultivation!