After realizing that they lacked the wealth to purchase anything in the marketplace, the two headed back to the inn.
The days before the tournament went by in a flash. Xue Wei and Hei Gou spent their time cultivating, only interrupted by meal times. Since they could eat spiritual food for free, they were not going to pass up on such a treasure trove of Qi.
Xue Wei had reached the third layer of the Sky Warrior rank, and had to stabilize his layer. Rushing straight to the fourth layer was not wise at the current point in time. However, Hei Gou managed to increase his Qi-level to the sixth layer of the Sky Warrior rank, while his physical strength-level was still at the first layer Heavenly Warrior rank.
The day of the tournament arrived, and Xue Wei, Hei Gou, and the other experts living in the fort town all headed towards the arena in the center of the fort town.
This arena was magnificent. It was surrounded by forty meters tall walls all around it, and it was a perfect circle.
Inside was seating all the way from the bottom to the top in three layers. The more powerful one was, the higher up one was allowed to sit.
The many experts all gathered inside the arena, on the main ground, and discovered that there were ten stages set up. There was almost no space for the many experts who had made their way to the Black Iron Fortress, and all of the experts were packed like sardines in a can.