Chapter 280: Enemies Cross Paths Easily.
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Hidden Dragon Gorge floated in mid-space and an image was projected from the opening of the pot, broadcasting the entire scene of the competition.
After the elimination in the first round, the remaining competitors were all elites. Lin Feng and the rest were also interested and watched the competition quietly.
After the competition, a group of elders would also comment on the performances of their disciples.
Being able to receive advice from these Immortal Soul Elders was an invaluable opportunity to many of them, even though they are the ones who had received all sorts of privileges within their own sect. This was also a big reward from participating in the Spiritual Conference of Huanghai.
As the other disciples listened to the invaluable advice given by their own Immortal Soul Elders, it was also a rare reward for them. Even though they were unable to enter the Ancient Huanghai World, it was still a worthwhile trip for them.
Lin Feng watched as Wang Lin sparred in the Hidden Dragon Gorge. Both parties were unable to gain an upper hand, which made him laugh in his heart.
The fighting style of his disciples were all different and special in their own way.
Zhu Yi and Yue Hongyan were similar as they often sought to end their battles as quickly as possible and finished their opponents in a straightforward manner.
Sparring with the both of them required one to give his all right from the beginning so that the stronger one would eventually emerge victorious. Conserving from the start would limit one’s chances to whip out his wildcard, up till he lost the battle.
The remaining wildcard would still be in one’s hand and indignance was all that would surface eventually.
Whereas Xiao Yan had a different fighting style. He would conserve his energy and used the bare minimum to defeat an opponent. If he could only use 30 percent of his power to win, then he would not use 40 percent. In front of the crowd, he would hide his true abilities. Only when necessary would he display it and shock the crowd
To Lin Feng, his inner complaint was that Wang Lin liked to act and he loved doing anything that gave him an opportunity to counterattack.
As for Xiao Budian, that little rascal always revealed his ‘fangs’ right from the beginning and his style depended on his mood, which was unpredictable.
In other words, it was unreliable.
For Yang Qing, he fought with others very little, which made Lin Feng a little clueless about what his fighting style was. He was like a spring, bouncing back and subduing the opponent late in the fight.
Wang Lin was an expert in acting. But this was because his current level of cultivation was a little low and many of the opponents he faced had abilities well above him. This necessitated his conservation of energy and finding a prime opportunity to finish the opponent, leaving the opponent hateful.
Right now, it was obvious that settling his opponent did not require him to use his full strength. But out of some unknown consideration, Wang Lin was conserving his energy and wasting time with his opponent. After a long stalemate, he picked out a flawed play in his opponent and emerged victorious.
After Wang Lin exited the Hidden Dragon Gorge, Huo Chen brushed past him and sniggered, “You are not that good?”
“I heard that your performance at Shazhou was not that bad, are you purposely hiding your true abilities? Or are your powers actually that bad, such that you have to rely on magic items and talismans?”
Wang Lin scanned him for a moment and replied calmly, “I really hope that you enter the top 8 too.”
Huo Chen sniggered. Naturally, Wang Lin did not mean what he said literally. He was hinting to Huo Chen that he only had the qualification to fight him only if he entered the top 8.
“You do not have to worry about this.” Huo Chen hmphed, “I still thought that the royal family would produce some elites. But it seems like they are too lousy.”
The defeated disciple of the Great Qin Empire followed behind Wang Lin out of the pot and was enraged as he overheard Huo Chen. Huo Chen laughed creepily and disappeared.
At this point, an expressionless young man wearing a bright yellow robe walked over. The defeated disciple of the Great Qing Empire looked at him and his face revealed a frightened expression.
The young man in bright yellow robe was silent. He suddenly whipped out his palm and slapped the disciple onto the floor.
Wang Lin and Huo Chen looked at the young man in the bright yellow robe immediately.
The young man looked towards them and suddenly smiled, “I am Shi Shaogan. I will need the advice from the two of you later on.”
After saying a few words, his voice became relaxed. His gaze was flashing with splendor, which was captivating.
Huo Chen became very serious. Behind the guise of this dashing young man was a ruthless and bloody person who made Huo Chen develop chills down his spine.
The fiercest demonic general in the Foundation Establishment Stage that he had previously killed was not even that frightening. Huo Chen had only experienced this feeling from a demonic commander that had formed the demon pill. But the Shi Shaogan in front of him had not formed the golden elixir and was still a cultivator in the Foundation Establishment Stage.
Wang Lin’s expression was the same. After looking at Shi Shaogan, he said, “There will be an opportunity to.”
Shi Shaogan laughed, revealing his snow-white teeth, lightly gritting it, “That is for sure.”
Wang Lin nodded his head before proceeding to leave. Xiao Budian and Yue Hongyan approached him to congratulate him, “Congratulations for emerging victorious.”
“Do not mock me anymore.” Wang Lin revealed a light smile on his face. He wanted to say something, but he suddenly realized someone was looking at him from a corner.
Wang Lin looked over and saw a dashing youth wearing a white dress. Judging from his dressing, he was a disciple of the Heaven Lake Sect.
The youth saw that Wang Lin’s vision was fixated on him and began to laugh, “I am Fang Zhong from the Heaven Lake Sect. I was interested in you initially, but I have suddenly lost my interest.”
“I heard that the internal fighting style of the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders from the same realm was invincible. I do not believe in legends and only what I see.” Fang Zhong was expressionless, “I do not underestimate my opponents, nor do I overestimate them. I can see that you were conserving just now, but if you had only conserved a little, then I have lost my interest in you.”
Fang Zhong’s line of vision landed on Yue Hongyan and he suddenly revealed a smile on his face. His smile hid an evil intent, “I am more interested in this person beside you.”
He pronounced “interested” a little more loudly and it was obviously a little more frivolous. He looked at Yue Hongyan and laughed, “You might be a little too fierce, but you are a beauty.”
Yue Hongyan’s thin eyebrows creased. Xiao Budian waved his hand at her and turned his head to look at Fang Zhong, asking seriously, “Are you courting death?”
Fang Zhong wanted to argue back but he was obstructed. He felt the frightening mana vibration around Xiao Budian and swallowed his words.
“Better watch your words, this is not a place for you to spout gibberish.” At this point, another Heaven Lake Sect disciple stood beside Fang Zhong. A powerful aura resisted the pressure brought about by Xiao Budian. It was a cultivator in the Aurous Core Stage.
His aura was complete, revealing that he was in the late stage of the Aurous Core Stage.
“Mu Jihai from the Heaven Lake Sect.” He stared at Xiao Budian and coldly said, “My disciple can say whatever he wants to, who are you to stop him? Do you think that you can play punk because you have your Master’s backing, but you have to know that before you spout gibberish there are some people you cannot mess around with!”
Xiao Budian did not care about what he said and replied, “I will take responsibility for what I said. Some people better be responsible for what they said too.”
He stared at Fang Zhong, “Let me say something now. If you dare to say anything untoward towards my senior again, you will be dead. Try me if you dare,”
Mu Jihai and Fang Zhong were unhappy to have been taught a lesson by a young kid. Having been born and bred in the Heaven Lake Sect, they have always been the domineering ones in the Northern Snow Fields.
Mu Jihai stopped Fang Zhong and laughed back, “Oh, I will have to try you then, you…”
As he was speaking, someone cut him off. “Junior Mu, please bring Junior Fang back. The next round will begin soon.”
Mu Jihai and Fang Zhong shut their mouth at the same time, looking at Xiao Budian hatefully. They both return to the holding area of the Heaven Lake Sect and stood behind a young man.
That young man smiled at Xiao Budian and the rest courteously as well as nodded his head as a greeting.
But Xiao Budian could feel something creepy from the smile of that young man. He slightly creased his brows. At this point, a rough voice resonated around him, “That is the most outstanding disciple of the younger generation of the Heaven Lake Sect, Song Qingyuan. He is the most cunning and hide daggers behind his smile.”
Xiao Budian, Wang Lin, and Yue Hongyan turned their heads. In front of them was a big man in high spirits and dressed in a tribal attire. He was as a big as Jieyu in the human form and his aura was just as powerful as Jieyu in the demonic commander level.
“I am Dou Kun from the Northern Tribes.” The man laughed. “The enemies of the Heaven Lake Sect are our friends.”
Xiao Budian’s eyeballs shifted and he laughed, “Yes, friends, friends.”
“I really like your Pegasus, can you give me some?”
Dou Kun laughed, “You have good taste. Our Pegasus are considered the most suitable for long-distance riding among the world.”
“Yes, they are.” Xiao Budian nodded his head repeatedly. He almost wanted to say, “They taste good too.” But he swallowed his words.
Xiao Budian tried to win him over. On the other side, inside the Hidden Dragon Gorge, Huo Chen had already completed his battle. “You are such a delicate flower, how can you be mentioned in the same sentence as someone like me who has gone through so much?”
His opponent’s name was Chu Xinzhen, and he was the remaining Foundation Establishment Stage disciple of the Sword of Radiance Sect that had entered the top 16. Now that he had been defeated, he had no face to see the expression of his elders.
This defeat meant that the Foundation Establishment Stage disciples of the Sword of Radiance Sect had all been eliminated and no one entered the top 8.
Everyone in the Sword of Radiance Sect looked unhappy, except for the Sword Radiance Swordmaster.
The Asura Holy Man, Huo Xiu, was not pleased. The Vivant Joy Holy Master sighed and said, “In the next round, Yang Qing from the Celestial Sect of Wonders will face off with Fang Zhong from the Heaven Lake Sect.”
Fang Zhong laughed, “He is the most uninteresting opponent among the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Let me first finish him off before dealing with the other two.”
Yang Qing ended his own meditation and stood up silently. His movement was a little stiff.
The group of Immortal Soul Elders were shaking their heads in their eyes. They could tell that Yang Qing was very nervous.
Without even mentioning his cultivation, his state of mind was bad enough.
Looking at the silent Yang Qing, Lin Feng revealed a smile on his face.
Cao Wei was expressionless and he looked at the smile on the edge of Lin Feng’s lips, saying, “Lin Feng, do you dare to bet with me?”