"You are quite confident? Do you really think Lu Zhen will get first place?"
Elder Li asked with a frown.
The outer sect trial had a clear ranking. When everyone finished the challenges, the results would be clear.
"Oh? Do you think that the girl you value will be the number one?"
Elder Wang glanced at Mu Qingxue who was waiting quietly, and said sarcastically.
"Do you dare to bet?"
When Elder Li heard Elder Wang's sarcastic words, he was instantly unhappy.
"Why not? Bring it on!"
"Who will be the number one? Let's gamble with a God Altar Pill!"
"God Altar Pill? This is a pill that can increase the chances of the breakthrough from the Qi Sea Realm to the God Altar Realm, what do you want it for?"
"What? Are you scared? You don't dare to bet anymore?"
"Hehe, you don't scare me! If I lose, I'll give you a God Altar Pill, but if you lose, you'll give me ten Sea Transformation Pills!" Elder Wang gritted his teeth and said.
Elder Li replied with a smile.
"Ahem… Don't be anxious!"
At this moment, Elder Xie suddenly spoke.
Elder Li and Elder Wang looked at him.
Seeing that the two of them shifted their attention to him, Elder Xie continued, "You all think that the person you value can get first place, so why can't Su Chen get first place?"
Elder Li and Elder Wang froze in shock after hearing this.
When the two monitoring elders heard this, they could not help but look over.
All the outer sect elders knew that Elder Xie valued a disciple blessed with providence.
However, it had not been long since Elder Xie decided to invest in him.
Among the elders present, other than Elder Xie, the other elders did not know much about Su Chen.
As for Liu Yang, Lu Zhen, and Mu Qingxue, they were chosen by the elders one or two years ago. Most of the outer sect elders knew about them and knew that they were genuine prodigies.
When Su Chen entered the arena earlier, his striking appearance and temperament truly shocked them.
But that was all!
Charm was just charm. It did not represent talent or strength.
Moreover, the last time they heard of Su Chen's name was two months ago.
At that time, Su Chen was still quite a distance away from the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm.
Since he dared to participate in the outer sect trial today, he must have reached the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm.
But so what?
Liu Yang and Mu Qingxue had been in the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm for a long time.
In their minds, Su Chen was only a Level Seven Qi Gathering Realm disciple two months ago.
His breakthrough to the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm in two months must be related to the providence he had instead of based on his talent.
If he really had extraordinary talent, then he should not be at the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm, but at the Qi Sea Realm!
He might even alert the inner sect elders and take him in as a direct disciple.
If his strength was increased by a large margin in a short period of time, his aura would be unstable, which was the side effect it brought.
Su Chen himself also needed a long period of adaptation. He could not be compared to Mu Qingxue and the others!
"That's right, it's Su Chen! I think he has the greatest chance of getting first place!"
Elder Xie stroked his beard and said confidently.
"I'll bet two God Altar Pills on Su Chen being the number one!"
The participants of the outer sect trial must be at the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm. Neither a higher nor lower level would be qualified.
In this realm, Elder Xie did not believe that anyone could be stronger than Su Chen who had entered the Forbidden Stage.
"Old Xie, are you sure?"
Elder Li looked at Elder Xie in disbelief.
He really couldn't understand where Elder Xie got his confidence from and thought Elder Xie was offering gifts to others.
Seeing this, Elder Wang hurriedly spoke, afraid that Elder Xie would go back on his word.
"It's settled then. No one is allowed to go back on their word!"
As he spoke, he gave Elder Li a look.
Nobody would say no to the gift of two God Altar Pills
"Of course. I wish you won't go back on your word either," Elder Xie stroked his beard and replied with a smile.
When the two monitoring elders saw this scene, they could not help but feel a little envious.
No matter who won, Elder Wang or Elder Li, they would be able to get a God Altar Pill for free.
They didn't think Elder Xie would win.
In their limited impression, Su Chen was far inferior to Mu Qingxue and the other two in both talent and cultivation.
Su Chen's advantage of being blessed with providence alone was not enough to help Elder Xie win this bet.
Whether it was Liu Yang, Lu Zhen, or Mu Qingxue, they all had been cultivating at the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm for a long time.
They had been completely stabilized in this realm and could break through to the Qi Sea Realm at any time.
Su Chen, on the other hand, broke through from the seventh level to the ninth level of the Qi Gathering Realm in just two months. He had no time to settle down.
Unless he broke through two realms in a row and stepped into the Forbidden Stage at the same time.
However, this was magically amazing. The probability of it happening was so small that it could be completely ignored.
Elder Xie did not know what the other elders were thinking.
However, he was certain that they did not know that Su Chen had already stepped into the Forbidden Stage.
Otherwise, they wouldn't have made a bet with him.
Every outer sect elder was very busy, so it was impossible for them to pay close attention to an outer sect disciple.
It had only been three days since Su Chen entered the Forbidden Stage, the news had not spread throughout the outer sect, so these elders did not know.
It would take time and opportunity for this news to reach their ears.
Elder Xie only knew it because he had decided to invest in Su Chen, so he paid more attention to him.
"You've passed the first test!"
At this moment.
The voice of the monitoring elder suddenly sounded.
The crystal ball emitted a dense light.
Liu Yang, who was standing in front of the stone pillar, slowly retracted his palm. The dense light immediately disappeared after that.
"He is no wonder one of the publicly acknowledged geniuses of the outer sect."
"The light is brighter than anyone else's!"
"The stronger the cultivation base, the brighter the light emitted by the crystal ball."
"Senior brother Liu Yang should be able to break through to the Qi Sea Realm at any time, right? I reckon that the reason why he participated in the outer sect trial should be for the cultivation methods and martial arts on the mysterious stone tablet."
"Aren't you talking nonsense? Which one of these publicly acknowledged geniuses participating in the outer sect trial this time did not come for the cultivation methods and martial arts on the mysterious stone tablet?"
"When will I be qualified to participate in the outer sect trial…"
The surrounding outer sect disciples looked at Liu Yang and discussed.
The crystal ball was refined by the Great Mystery Sect through a special technique.
It only worked for Level Nine Qi Gathering Realm cultivators. The stronger the cultivation, the brighter the light emitted by the crystal ball.
Judging from the brightness of the light which Liu Yang made the crystal ball to emit, it could be seen that his cultivation base surpassed many of the disciples who had been tested before!