After a few tosses and turns, he finally won the championship. Su Ran was naturally extremely happy and rushed into the arena.
The entire audience stood up and applauded, expressing their highest respect for Su Ran's squad.
Xue Bufan was so angry that his teeth itched. He wished he could tear Xiang Nan alive.
The commentator spat out, "Congratulations Suran team! Congratulations Suran team! They have won the championship of the World Championship."
"Also, let me tell you another exciting piece of news. Today, our Amethyst City's City Lord will personally come forward to be the champion of the championship. How can we obtain prizes?"
The audience cheered like a tide, applauding enthusiastically and applauding desperately.
"Now, let's invite the champion team to step onto the podium and wait for the prize!" The commentator pointed at the center of the arena and said, "Please!"
Xiang Nan smiled and said to Su Ran, "Miss Su Ran, please."
Su Ran blinked and giggled, "Mr. Xiang Bei, please!"
The two of them arrived at the center of the arena hand in hand. At this time, the center part slowly rose up, and the surrounding jungle hills sank down. There was another level of the original flat arena that was replaced.
Xiang Nan and Su Ran stood on a circular platform with a diameter of a hundred meters. They had already risen more than three hundred meters before slowly stopping.
On the circular platform in the middle of the arena, a corridor stretched out, leading directly to an exit at the highest point of the arena.
The commentator shouted, "Now, please welcome our City Lord with the warmest applause!"
Everyone applauded loudly, and Xiang Nan and Su Ran also began to applaud cooperatively.
Fourteen people slowly walked out from the highest exit. Twelve of them were personal guards who had reached the early Fortune Realm. One of them was the city lord of Amethyst City that Xiang Nan had seen before, and the other was an old man in a grey robe.
The grey-robed old man had a very kind face, and his face was always smiling. His eyes were bent into crescent moons. He was dressed plainly, and the grey-robed old man did not pay any attention to anything. He looked very ordinary.
However, Xiang Nan looked at the gray-robed old man. He realized that he couldn't see through this person's realm. He should be a great expert, right?
The City Lord smiled and pressed down on his hands, causing the applause to immediately calm down.
The City Lord cleared his throat and said, "Before presenting the awards to Su Ran, please allow me to introduce the honored guests of this awards ceremony."
As he spoke, the City Lord stepped aside and let the gray-robed old man stand in the center. The City Lord said, "This is Elder Zhu Bochun of our Iron and Steel Continent, the famous Fallen Snow Sect!"
Upon hearing the name, the audience began to applaud again.
The city lord pressed down his hands to calm the atmosphere once more. He said seriously, "Since the disciples of the various sects rebelled and turned into bandits, it was the Fallen Snow Sect that gave us the greatest amount of help in the early days of the rebellion."
"Let us resist the rebels, let us still live in a peaceful and happy land."
"Among them, Elder Zhu Bo Chun is the leader. He has given us the greatest help, provided us with martial dao talents, created many combat puppets for us, strengthened the defenses of the city walls, and so on …"
"Elder Zhu Bochun's contribution to our Iron and Steel Continent is obvious to all. Without him, we would not be the same as we are today!"
The audience boiled again.
"Then now!" The City Lord cleared his throat and shouted loudly, "Please invite our most respected friend, companion, elder, Elder Zhu Bochun!"
As he spoke, the City Lord waved his hand and three golden lights flew out of his storage ring. Three golden golden ten-meter golems landed on the ground!
"Wow! Quickly look, those are the squad puppets of the 5th Heaven Scryer Realm!"
"Too beautiful! It's actually golden!"
The audience cried out in alarm, their eyes shining with incomparable envy.
For those who loved puppet competitions, such a puppet was their lifelong dream.
The City Lord waved his hand, and rays of light fell on the puppets. The three Heaven-peeping Realm puppets took heavy steps towards Xiang Nan and Su Ran.
There was a path connecting the two sides. Without anyone controlling it, the three puppets automatically walked towards Xiang Nan and Su Ran.
As for the City Lord, he took out two round gold medals from his storage ring and handed them to Zhu Bochun with both hands. "Elder Zhu, please personally put this gold medal on the necks of our Miss Su Ran and Young Master Xiang Bei."
"You should personally do this honor."
At this moment, the three puppets were halfway there.
After receiving the two gold medals, Zhu Bochun smiled and said, "This old man still has a few words to say on the spot."
"Oh? Elder Zhu, are you ready to speak?" The City Lord was delighted and hurriedly said, "Please speak."
"This person is very powerful." In the gap, Su Ran whispered in Xiang Nan's ear, "This Zhu Bochun personally killed many rebels, and also provided countless assistance to the army of our Steel Continent."
"In our hearts, he is simply a god-like existence."
"Looks like there are still good people in your sect." Xiang Nan rubbed his chin and muttered, "Almost every sect has traitor disciples, but these sects can still enforce the law impartially and abide by the sect's obligation to protect civilians."
"Indeed, it is worthy of respect."
At this time, Elder Zhu Bochun cleared his throat and began to speak. He smiled and said, "Looking at the north, south, north, west, and the Central Plains, every continent in every region of the world, its sect's status is prominent."
"Other sects have the richest resources on their own roads, and they have a status that ordinary people respect."
"But, why do traitors appear frequently in our sects on the Iron and Steel Continent? This is truly worth thinking about."
The City Lord nodded slightly from the side, thinking that Elder Zhu had reached the point.
Elder Zhu said, "After many studies and considerations, we have finally realized the problem."
"That is, our sect on the steel continent has too low authority and too little deterrence! We have delegated too much power to ordinary people!"
"It's because the commoners have too many resources and have more say that they have become more ambitious. They even faintly feel that they can fight against the martial artists and compete for the supremacy of this world."
"Elder, what did you say?" The City Lord was stunned, and his expression changed drastically.
The cheers at the scene disappeared.
Elder Zhu Bochun smiled and said, "Our sect on the Iron and Steel Continent is too soft-hearted. If all the resources on the main road were controlled by the sect from the beginning, how could there be a large number of traitors?"
"Throughout history, ordinary people have always been ants crouching at the feet of martial artists. Only this kind of world structure can maintain stability, and martial artists are willing to protect ordinary people."
"So today, on behalf of the Fallen Snow Sect, I officially announce that I will take back all the privileges that we have given to ordinary people!"
"Seize back all the resources that should belong to our sect, and let the order of our steel continent return to stability."
"Elder Zhu, you!" The City Lord's face instantly turned incomparably pale.
Elder Zhu raised his hands high and roared, "Fallen Snow Sect, seal the city!"
The sky shone brightly, and a large light shield that covered the sky and the earth descended abruptly! The entire Amethyst City was locked inside.