Translator: Simple MTL Editor: Simple MTL
The interior of the pyramid was a triangular room, and a dim light illuminated the hollow space.
At the center of the room, there was an inverted pyramid that looked like a tabletop, and a chessboard was lying on top of it.
Other than the inverted tabletop, there was nothing else in the room.
Before Lin An could figure out the purpose of the chessboard, a deep voice rang out and reverberated in the hollow space.
“If you can solve this exquisite chess game, the treasure vault will open, and you will choose three treasures at will!”
“However, failure will lead to immediate death!”
After he heard the ethereal voice, Lin An felt calm.
He now understood the rules of the pyramid.
As long as he solved the exquisite chess game, and passed the test, he would naturally acquire the key fragment.
However, as Lin An walked towards the chessboard, three disciples from the Heavenly Mystery Sect and two disciples from the Jiuxiao Sect entered the inner part of the pyramid at the same time.
Upon seeing that Lin An was at the center of the space, the five of them stopped.
They didn’t dare to advance any further.
The voice that had rung out in the pyramid earlier naturally repeated the instructions to the five disciples as well.
“I have never seen this kind of chess game before. If we accept this challenge, we could lose our lives if we fail!”
“This opportunity isn’t easy to obtain. I think we should look for another opportunity!”
“Senior Brother is right. Let’s not waste time.”
Two of the Heavenly Mystery Sect disciples were the ones who spoke. In their opinion, the price of obtaining the opportunity seemed too high. There were ninety-nine pyramids in the third level of the Sacred Dragon Mystic Realm. It was better to search for a less dangerous opportunity in the other pyramids.
The two disciples already had the intention to retreat, but they were quickly pulled back by the third Heavenly Sect disciple who seemed to be the most senior cultivator among them.
The leader of the disciples said telepathically, “Why don’t we let this disciple from the Jiuxiao Sect give it a try? In any case, we’ll just wait. If he fails, we’ll leave immediately. If he succeeds, we can snatch the opportunity from him!”
Under the persuasion of the senior disciple, the other two Heavenly Sect cultivators stopped and waited to see how Lin An would solve the chess game.
Across the room, Zhang Ling and the other Jiuxiao Sect disciple looked on nervously.
“Lin An, there are other opportunities in the mystic realm. Please give up on this pyramid!”
“Senior Sister is right. It’s difficult to survive in the third level of the Sacred Dragon Mystic Realm. Don’t lose your life because of greed!”
Lin An ignored his two fellow disciples.
The Sacred Dragon Mystic Realm was already a dangerous place. He couldn’t pass up on an opportunity due to fear.
When he saw that the other disciples were alarmed, Lin An couldn’t help but laugh.
The other disciple from the Jiuxiao Sect felt that Lin An was being stubborn, and he furrowed his brows.
“Hey! Lin An, don’t be ungrateful. You should listen to Senior Sister’s words! This opportunity is too dangerous. A small fly like you can’t get it!”
When he heard the disciple’s words, Lin An immediately replied, “Uneducated dogs will always bark!”
“Lin An, do you want me to teach you a lesson about respect?”
At that moment, the atmosphere was explosive.
The Heavenly Mystery Sect disciples at the side looked at the scene in front of them with a dumbfounded expression.
The Jiuxiao Sect disciples were fighting among themselves.
It seemed that Lin An wasn’t popular among the rest of the Jiuxiao Sect disciples. Even though he was attempting to obtain an opportunity, his fellow cultivators were still ridiculing him.
It was indeed a little unreasonable!
The three disciples from the Heavenly Mystery Sect watched the show intently.
“You actually dare to disobey your eldest senior sister!” The Jiuxiao Sect disciple continued to escalate the confrontation.
Suddenly, Lin An waved his hand, and a pale flame flew towards the disciple.
Lin An had never interacted with the seemingly aggressive disciple, and he simply thought that he was very annoying.
He resolved to give him eternal peace and shut him up forever!
When she saw the white flame flying towards her colleague, Zhang Ling immediately panicked.
She had witnessed the power of the flame before, so she definitely couldn’t intervene.
Otherwise, she would suffer a great loss.
The other disciple did not have Zhang Ling’s awareness. He thought that Lin An was just a small fly. Although he knew that Lin An had won the inner sect competition, as an old disciple who had been in the Jiuxiao Sect for over ten years, he naturally would not put with an insolent junior disciple.
He immediately clenched his fist tightly and went up to meet the pale flame.
Just as the disciple’s fist was about to touch the pale flame, he felt a bone-piercing chill, and his heart pumped a little faster.
It was as if he had fallen into an ice cellar.
The disciple immediately tried to withdraw his fist and escape, but a cold breeze suddenly blew through the room.
In an instant, the disciple had turned into a frozen ice sculpture.
The atmosphere in the room instantly became quiet, leaving only the sizzling sounds of ice.
Zhang Ling frowned as she stared at her companion’s ice statue. She hadn’t expected Lin An to be so decisive. He had just subdued a senior disciple from his own sect.
Lin An’s previous opponents in the inner sect competition had been promising young geniuses. However, he had just outsmarted an experienced senior disciple.
The disciples from the Heavenly Mystery Sect suddenly burst into laughter.
Since they were not members of the Jiuxiao Sect, they had no interest in interfering in the sect’s internal affairs without any benefits.
“Haha, this Junior Brother’s personality is really irritable!”
“Wonderful, it’s really wonderful! This is the first time I have seen this kind of performance in my life!”
The disciples from the Heavenly Mystery Sect couldn’t help but tease Lin An.
Suddenly, he turned his head and stared at the disciples as the pale flame burned furiously in his hand.
“F*ck off! I don’t mind shutting all of you up forever!”
A disciple from the Heavenly Mystery Sect was about to step forward, but the senior disciple held him back.
Even though Lin An was arrogant, they needed him to try out the exquisite chess game!
They couldn’t afford to get angry at Lin An’s words and lose such out on such an excellent opportunity!
In any case, if Lin An passed the test, then they could steal the pyramid’s treasures from him, and if he didn’t succeed, they could just leave!
There wouldn’t be any disadvantage.
However, if Lin An were to fight with the Heavenly Mystery Sect disciples before attempting the test, their plan would be in jeopardy. The senior disciple wouldn’t allow that to happen.
After he restrained his companions, the scene immediately quieted down.
It seemed that they wouldn’t disturb Lin An anymore.
Lin An didn’t pay them any more attention.
The Sacred Dragon Mystic Realm would only be open for a month. He had to seize every moment.
Immediately, Lin An placed his hand on the inverted pyramid tabletop.
Instantly, the golden light in the entire room extinguished and gathered around the chessboard!
“Welcome to the exquisite chess game!”