At the bottom of the Stairway to Heaven, all the disciples of the four big sects were getting ready. They all had high fighting spirits, and their eyes were radiating fierce looks. The four big sects were enemies, even in this Qi Province competition that was being hosted by the four big sects, there was still a lot of conflict. It was obvious that the relationship between the Heavenly Sword Sect and the Black Sect was bad. One possibility was that because Li Wu Shuang and the little demon king were enemies, therefore the disciples from both sects had started attacking each other with cruel words. The disciples of the Burning Sky Pavilion also showed enmity towards the Black Sect. Not long before this, the inner circle genius from the Burning Sky Pavilion was defeated by Guan Yi Yun from the Black Sect, and many disciples from the Burning Sky Pavilion still felt aggrieved about this. But luckily, the appearance of Nan Bei Chao had brought their dignity back. However,this was still not enough to it resolve the enmity between these disciples. The hatred would definitely become even more intense once the fighting competition starts. Even the four geniuses at the top of the Stairway to Heaven were looking at each other reproachfully. If they weren’t in charge of the Qi Province competition, it would be impossible for these four geniuses to stand next to each other peacefully. There would always be a fight when they meet each other. Below the Stairway to Heaven, the disciples of the four big sects were looking at the four persons standing at the top, their eyes filled with envy. “Senior disciple Nan Bei is so handsome, and he is the number one genius in the Qi Province! He is my idol, if one day, I could reach his level, that would be great!” “Get lost, look the your reflection in your piss! To dare compare yourself with senior disciple Nan Bei, you’re shameless!” “Why make so much noise, isn’t just Nan Bei Chao? If it wasn’t for our senior disciple Guan performing terribly, there would be nothing here for your Nan Bei Chao!” “Little bastard, do you dare say that again?! How dare you show disrespect towards our senior disciples Nan Bei? Believe it or not, I will destroy your Black Sect later!” ………… The scene immediately became very intense. It looked like they were about to start attacking each other. Yi Qing Zi and Ling Ao reacted indifferently, after all, they were geniuses. They would absolutely enter the inner circle.In the near future, even in the inner circle, they would have a significant position. But, the way they looked at Bai Hua Die and Nan Bei Chao was still with admiration. The calmest people on the spot were actually the Little Devil King Han Yan and Li Wu Shuang. It didn't matter if it was Guan Yi Yun, Liang Xiao, or even Nan Bei Chao, both of them didn’t give a shit about these people. This was a pride that stemmed from deep down in their bodies. Perhaps they did respect Nan Bei Chao and the other three, but they would definitely not blindly admire them. After all, they had the same huge potential as them, and in their minds, Han yan and Li Wu Shuang were confident that one day, they would be able to surpass them. “Begin.” Nan Bei Chao said loudly, signaling the start of the first round. The beating of the war drums went off again. Nearly 700 people immediately started walking up the stairway. The Stairway to Heaven was incredibly wide, even if there were more than a thousand people on it at the same time, it wouldn’t feel crowded. There were a total of 100 stone steps on the Stairway to Heaven, and each step was one meter tall. Any Mortal Core warrior could easily climb such stairways, it was nothing in their eyes. People leapt forwards like cats right after Nan Bei Chao finished his words, instantly climbing three steps. Fighting dragon, leaping tiger. They were full of momentum. But when people stepped onto the fourth stone step, they immediately felt a slight pressure, therefore their speed started slowing down. This pressure was coming from the combination of four Late Heavenly Core warriors. Besides, these four Late Heavenly Core warriors were no ordinary Heavenly Core warriors. If they worked together, then perhaps an ordinary Early Divine Core warrior would be unable to resist them. The pressure on the Stairway to Heaven was coming from the pressure of momentum, pressure of Yuan energy, and most importantly, soul pressure. This made it harder for all of the participating disciples to climb the stairway. In other words, this year’s competition was harder than any of the previous years. Guan Yi Yun who was wearing white clothes raised his head and looked at the crowd. His handsome face had a cold expression, and with a loud voice he said, “Apart from the four big sects, if there’s anyone who wishes to join the competition, you can just come. As long as you manage to enter the top 30, you can choose to become a disciple of any of the four big sects straight away.” Right after Guan Yi Yun’s words left his mouth, the crowd became restless. Everyone was looking at each other, you look at me, and I look at you. No one really stood out, because everyone knew that what Guan Yi Yun said was just something that was said every year. Normally, there wouldn’t be anyone who would jump into the competition just like that. Suddenly, a few gazes stopped at Jiang Chen, someone teasingly said, “Hey, young fellow, aren’t you the one who wanted to defeat the Little Devil King? How come you’re not joining the competition?” “Haha, he’s basically admitting he can’t do it! If you can’t do it, then don’t act like you can, it’s shameless!” “That’s right, come, everyone, let’s mock him together!” ………… Jiang Chen instantly became speechless. He had done nothing, and people had still started mocking him. He fiercely gazed at Big Yellow, the words were not his, but Big Yellow’s. However, Jiang Chen did indeed want to participate in this competition. “I’ll go right now, make way for your father!” Jiang Chen waved his long sleeves and started walking towards the Stairway to Heaven. This action really surprised a lot of people. “Don’t tell me this kid is for real? Does he not know his own limits? Fighting with the disciples of the four big sects, isn’t he just looking for trouble?” “It’s just another fool trying to participate, I bet he can’t go more than twenty steps!” “Twenty steps? You think of him too highly! Look at him, he looks so weak and fragile! I bet he can’t withstand more than ten steps!” From Jiang Chen’s back, the scornful remarks were getting more and more intense. “You guys don’t know shit! He is actually the biggest genius, this Stairway to Heaven is just a piece of cake to him, he will definitely take first place!” Big Yellow said in a cocky manner. “Get lost! This dog never says anything trustworthy! Still thinking about first place? You’re right, first place from the bottom!” Someone scolded. They wished they could just slap this dog. “Damn you! Do you guys dare to bet with me? One hundred Mortal Restoration Pills! 1 to 10 ratio, who dares to bet?” Big Yellow said in a serious manner. An intelligent and cunning look was hidden deep within his eyes. “What the heck? 1 to 10 ratio? Damned dog, are you for real? How does your betting work?” Someone immediately showed interest. “It’s simple, each of you will bet 100 Mortal Restoration Pills, and if that young man gets the first place, then you’ll lose everything, and the Mortal Restoration Pills will belong to me. But, if he doesn’t get first place, I will pay each of you 1000 Mortal Restoration Pills!” Big Yellow said with righteous tone. “This dog is not trustworthy, he can’t be trusted! What if you never honor your word?” Someone asked. “Look at all your loser faces, so many of you here and you are afraid that I will run away? I’ll be drowning if each of you spit on me! Go go go! Bet if you want, leave if you doubt! This young man is going to get first place!” Big Yellow was wagging his tail with an expression saying ‘I am looking down on all of you’. “Puppy dog, what are you doing? You’re going to get into trouble again…” Yan Chen Yu’s voice sounded out in Big Yellow’s ears. How dare this dog use Big Bro Jiang Chen to bet with others? He can’t be relied on! “Only an idiot would give up the opportunity to make money! Xiao Yu, you just stand aside, don’t say anything! Let’s make some big money today!” Big Yellow was definitely a sinister dog, he wouldn’t let go of any chance that involves making money. “Even if you killed me, I wouldn’t believe that that kid could get first place! I bet 200 pills!” “I, your father, also bet 200 pills! This is all I got, if you lose, then you must pay me back 2000 pills!” Someone purposely reminded him. “Don’t worry, I got a lot of Mortal Restoration Pills! If you guys are worried about me, then you can just hand over the Mortal Restoration Pills to this young lady, she will keep them for you!” Big Yellow looked at Yan Chen Yu. Everyone turned their heads and looked at the young girl wearing a purple veil. Their eyes brightened when they saw her. None of them were stupid, they could tell that even with the veil, this young girl was amazingly beautiful. “Alright, let’s let this young lady keep the pills, I’ll bet 100 pills!” “I want to bet too!” “Haha, damn dog, get ready to pay us back! With the existence of the Little Devil King and Li Wu Shuang, no matter how talented or how much potential that young kid has, it is impossible for him to get first place!” “Bullshit, first place? I still think he won’t go beyond twenty steps!” “Fuck, if this dog can’t pay us later, we will cook it alive!” ………… At this time, many people were rushing over to place their bets. In just a few minutes, over several hundred people had placed their bets. Yan Chen Yu had collected more than 15 thousand Mortal Restoration Pills. In addition to this, the turmoil here had attracted the attention of even more people, they gathered around upon finding out about the betting. Everyone was so joyful that they almost jumped on the spot. “The fuck? Someone who isn’t part of the four big sects wishes to attain first place? Isn’t he just daydreaming? Let’s hurry and bet!” Some of the people even bet everything they had. Both edges of Big Yellow’s mouth looked like they were about to go behind his ears, and his eyes were filled with little stars. This was a huge fortune, and it came so easily! None of them knew anything about Jiang Chen, but Big Yellow did. This little guy was a strange creature, this little Stairway to Heaven was just a piece of cake to him. Even if there was a Divine Core warrior here, he wouldn’t be stopped either. “Haha, puppy dog you’re so bad! Big Bro Jiang Chen is definitely going to like these Mortal Restoration Pills!” Yan Chen Yu kept laughing while patting the dog’s head. Jiang Chen put one of his hands behind his back, and walked step by step towards the Stairway to Heaven. He looked calm and patient. While the other disciples of the four big sects were fighting amongst each other and climbing the steps, there was only a smile on his face. When Nan Bei Chao and the other three saw Jiang Chen, their eyes lit up. Without mentioning anything else, just his calm attitude alone had made him stand out from the rest. On the Stairway to Heaven, someone reached the tenth step, the pressure had started weighing down there. Sweat filled their foreheads, the higher they climbed, the bigger the pressure. “Such strong pressure, it feels like my legs have been injected with lead! The combined pressure of the four big geniuses is too strong, even my soul is trembling… If it’s like this, I don’t think I can go more than 20 steps… this is shameful…” Someone said while wiping their sweat away. Those Late Mortal Core warriors were faster in climbing, and had already reached 20 steps. The Little Devil King and the other three geniuses behaved calmly, they had already climbed 40 steps, but they still looked calm and relaxed. This was the difference between them and the other Mortal Core warriors.